Transforming heavy beats and hard-hitting rhymes into both cutting-edge art and mainstream hits, hip-hop revolutionized music with just two turntables and a microphone. In the 21st century, hip-hop is a global phenomenon, with outposts as far-flung as Paris and Tokyo. From its earliest days, however, it's been built on constant innovation. This endlessly evolving history encompasses the gritty gangsta tales of Ice Cube, the jazzy playfulness of A Tribe Called Quest, the intensely thoughtful and provocative duality of Tupac, the genre-bending ambition of Kanye West, the razor-sharp punchlines of Lil Wayne, and many points between. At the same time, West Coast hip-hop was developing its own funky-but-rough brand thanks to pioneers like N. From Miami to New Orleans and Chicago to Atlanta, dozens of musically distinctive regional scenes soon were vying for the spotlight. At the same time, an adventurous underground hip-hop movement took shape around the world, both reaffirming old-school values and pushing the genre's boundaries forward. As the new millennium approached, Southern rappers like crunk impresario Lil Jon and the rule-breaking duo Outkast came to dominate the landscape, while another influential subgenre, trap, started ratcheting out of speakers in Atlanta and eventually crossed into the mainstream. But by then hip-hop was already far too diverse to be truly summed up by any one style or scene.
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