When an artist decides to crossover from genre specific to mainstream, they can expect backlash. Every artist has tried their hand at spitting lyrical flows. Here is a list of artist who gave life to words and continue to be fodder for hip hop theorist:
- Justin Bieber
-Red Hot Chilli Peppers
While there are more to this list, there also artist, such as Flo rida and Nikki Minaj who continue to straddle the line between mainstream and street flow. The concept of ‘keeping it real’ can arguably be applied to both artists careers.
Nikki Minajs’ ‘Starships’ and Flo Ridas’ ‘Wild ones’ continue to be popular on top 40 pop charts and are highly requested on pop radio station.
The biggest question is how us the hip hop community taking this success in the face of other acts considered REAL hip hop