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Memphis Rap

Known for it's darkness, heavy bass and fast flows, Memphis rap originated in the early nineties with the likes of DJ Squeeky, Al Kapone and early Three 6 Mafia. Memphis rap was crucial in the horrorcore movement, as the genre's dark, sinister sound was perfectly suited for the style's frightening lyrics. Perhaps most notably, it was Memphis rap, along with Miami bass, that laid the groundwork for crunk. What's more, Memphis rap was the first style of rap to feature true tongue twisting. Read more on