VH1 Hip Hop Honors Salutes Southern Rap!

- By Bossip Staff

They say hip-hop ain’t dead, it just moved to the South! But truthfully hip-hop has had a home below the Mason-Dixon far longer than many are willing to acknowledge. Hip-Hop hasn’t always been kind to its Southern brothers and sisters but whether through raw, trunk rattling bass, or funkdafied soul samples; pioneering voices from Florida, Texas, Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee and Mississippi would not be denied.

Often armed with unique Southern slang, gritty lyrics and dignified drawls these musical messengers made bodies move, kept alive painful past truths and communicated the current struggle of so many people who continue to live in a land that’s been scarred by slavery. And we listened. Even without the major label avenues, Southern music grew and spread until it became the force that drives todays radiowaves. Just look at the Billboard charts and you’ll see a Southern rapper by the name of B.O.B. knocked Rihanna off her number one spot.

As VH1 prepares to salute Southern pioneers Organized Noize, Luther Campbell and 2 Live Crew, Timbaland, Jermaine Dupri, J. Prince and Master P for this year’s 2010 Hip Hop Honors, BOSSIP compiled a gallery of our favorite Southern rappers, past present and future for your viewing pleasure.

Be sure to tune in tonight at 9pm/8pm EST/CST only on VH1!!!!

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  • http://undressingher.com undressingHER

    I’m not the biggest southern rap fan, minus Jeezy, Luda, and Wayne…but anybody who thinks Master P didn’t run the world for about 2 years is out of their minds. The south definitely deserves props for unity and innovation in hip-hop.

  • http://ExtasyTube.com CLICK HERE TOO SEE ME

    Ludacris is my favorite rapper from the south

  • caribbeanjah

    Who can forget don’t stop get it get it…

  • caribbeanjah

    @ Click here too see me…. I hope that’s you…. yo… that’s so lovely… I’m in awe…

  • SShaunte'

    Can’t wait to peep this show!!!!!!

  • suger

    I strongly recommend ______ B l a c k W h i t e D a t e * C o m ______ to you where I just found my interracial boyfriend! You know it is a great place to meet black men and beautiful women. What’s kind of relationship do you want?

  • Malia Obama has proven that WHITE AMERICA hate black women. The joke is on you black women. Starting them young. LOL, LMFAO

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    The hatred of black women, not to mention the training is getting younger.
    Lots of love,

  • Divine

    Im so happy Organized Noise is getting some props FINALLY. They were the sound of ATL for a while.

  • Malia Obama has proven that WHITE AMERICA hate black women. The joke is on you black women. Starting them young. LOL, LMFAO

    I am writing a new book and I need some real life tales from Black men on their hated of black women. There is a cash reward for the most graphic tale. Can any black man share a tale about their hatred of black woman?
    Yours Sincerely,

  • ReALiSt aKa ReALeSt(I'm Da RoSe ThAt GrEw OuTtA CoNcReTe - BeLiEvE ThAt!!)

    Scarface is the King of the South – f*ck T.I – the snitch sold his soul for riches and he’s dead and gone..

  • ohhh boooy

    rip dj uncle al one time for jam pony express and ya splack pack all day long the south had a lot of good groups no one knew about and JT MONEY AND Posin clan dam those were the days.

  • shawamar

    Ill be wacthing re-runs of WHATEVER else is on at this time. Not interested at all..

  • GottaSayIt

    Can’t wait. This is true southern hip hop being honored tonight. All that mess out today is not southern hip hop its record companies making a quick buck off of trash.

  • Divine

    6/7/10, 12:02:pm

    Can’t wait. This is true southern hip hop being honored tonight. All that mess out today is not southern hip hop its record companies making a quick buck off of trash.
    OutKast, Goodie Mob, Ghetto Boys out of Houston are what I love about Southern Rap.

    This crap out now makes me ILL.

  • H-Town Chic***

    @ Southern Rap -Shut the f*** up!!!

  • ohhh boooy

    @Southern Rap = Modern day Minstrel Show you sir are nothing but shi- plain and simple you are a hater like I said before people always got some slick shi- to say about southern rap .

  • kissmybuut

    well for one. cashmoney did not break any reconds like the legends have. master p was the first black to be independantly own. cashmoney never was independantly own and they came after mystikal and master p.

  • 100%

    @Romello Skuggs,
    I hear ya, but I bet we won’t let these police kill our people whole sale and not do anything….you sound just like a house nicca. Nicca.

  • BBBEE25

    I mean I’m from the north but I liked some southern rappers like Scarface, MJG and Eightball, Outkast, Ludacris, T.I., Gangsta and a Pimp.

  • http://deleted BBBEE25

    geto boys too


    I can’t wait! i love southern rap music, and im not only sayin that because im from Houston.
    now i will admit that some of this new southern music is shit, like the party boyz with all that flex shit. Thats not music, thats trash! but you cant forget about people like Scarface, Luda and Master P. Also outkast, they were like the best hip hop group ever!

  • Brash

    BLACK GOSSIP better recognize…LOUISIANA won’t be denied. Dem boys from Cash Money as well as Master P and Mystikal are from The Boot. Add some Coke to dilute that Henny, confusion ain’t a good look.

  • Lisa

    In the 1990s, Southern rap was good, but NOOWWW? I dunno. It’s straight up GARBAGE, but so is 90% of other music too. Hopefully they will highlight more of the better artist (ie. OUTKAST, Ghetto Boys, etc..) and not the fools that are out today (i.e. Wacka Flocka, SouljaBoy, etc…). Ummm Souljaboy????? WOOOOOWWWWWWW!

  • mscherrypoppins

    I love my Florida rapper. Trick is my favorite (he has been in the game awhile and not only talk about money and hoes). And your article I can truly agree on for once..
    Waka, Soulja giving the south a badname. Up north rap is ok.

  • josh lewis

    that’s mess up that nobody rep Alabama they just skip all over my state

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