Editorial: Is Gangsta Rap Back?
Long gone are the days of the gangsta rapper, or so it had seemed. Many artists today claim that they are "gangsta" and that they live a dangerous lifestyle. However in the past 12 years Gangsta Rap seemed to fade into the background as party songs and Emo rap came into the forefront, and the ones who claimed gangsta never were really about that lifestyle. However in the past few years, artists like cocaine-dealing wordsmith Pusha-T, gang affiliate Hoover Crip ScHoolboy Q, and Freddie "Gangsta Gibbs" Gibbs have moved into the forefront. With evidence that they are indeed "about that life". It seems that real-life rappers are back, and the fakes such as Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and Tyga have seemed to been seen as fake.