Dirty States of America: The Untold Story of Southern Hip-Hop (2003)

Genres - Music, Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Music History, Social History, Vocal Music, Race & Ethnicity  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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The world of hip-hop was long dominated by East Coast rappers and West Coast rappers. Then came the Dirty South, a southern-fried rap genre that proved once and for all that there was plenty of hip-hop music being made below the Mason-Dixon Line. This documentary from director James "FLX" Smith takes an in-depth look at the Southern rap scene, using interviews with several MCs to set the record straight about the Dirty South. Dirty States of America: The Untold Story of Southern Hip-Hop features appearances by the likes of Lil' Jon, Lil' Flip, David Banner, and Eightball & MJG.

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behind-the-scenes, hip-hop-music, music-industry, music-scene, poverty, rap-music, roots [origins], struggle