Excessive bass; large 808 kicks; uninteresting rhymes defaming women; and exalting an obnoxious bravado surrounding money and fame. This is the headache of the current copycat hip-hop culture permeating the airwaves in today’s mainstream music industry. However, sifting deeper into the underground, we may be fortunate to find real
treasure in hip-hop. A sound that began as raw, and inspiring: a truly grassroots approach to music and lyricism. Yes, artists and groups who stay true to the genre’s grounded ethos still exist, and yes, you have stumbled on some gold by finding North Carolina’s upcoming hip-hop/rap talent – JAE Mansa.