Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Childish Gambino's "Hip Hop Influences" Detailed

posted April 22, 2014 03:45:00 PM CDT | 13 comments

Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Childish Gambino's "Hip Hop Influences" Detailed

The influences of Danny Brown, A$AP Rocky and Mac Miller are among those detailed in "10 Rappers And Their Hip Hop Influences."

Green Label has compiled a list of “10 Rappers And Their Hip Hop Influences.” 

"At one point in Hip Hop’s history, rappers were influenced by Jazz, Funk, Soul and Blues artists, as well as a slew of artists from other genres,” the article says. "The same holds true today, but now that Hip Hop has been around for some time, rappers primarily list other rappers as their musical influences.”

DMX and Eminem are two of the artists the article says influenced Kendrick Lamar.

"DMX and Eminem’s influences on Kendrick Lamar are immediately apparent on a track like Kendrick’s 'Swimming Pools,' where Kendrick employs an alter ego, which he identifies with a different voice and flow,” the story says. "These theatrics were the hallmarks of X and Em on tracks like ‘Damien' and 'Guilty Conscience,' respectively. Additionally, the excellent technical abilities of both DMX and Em have clearly had an influence on K Dot as well.”

To view the entire list of “10 Rappers And Their Hip Hop Influences,” visit Green Label.

Share This

one moment...
Reply To This Comment

Got an account with one of these? Log in here, or just enter your info and leave a comment below.