Michael recently received his PhD in US history from Northwestern University, where he studied the relationship between emotion, white masculinity, and capitalism to explain the emergence of an antinarcotic consensus in America at the turn of the twentieth century. Authorities alleged that Jones was responsible for the drug overdose death of Diana Haikova, a year old resident of New York, after providing her with heroin and fentanyl. Of course, the argument that hip hop has glorified the use of illicit substances is hardly new. The results of a couple of the more contemporary studies are indicative of the general trend in academic investigations that have almost universally found hip hop particularly deleterious. The rapid ascendancy of emo rap or SoundCloud rap during the s has greatly intensified concerns regarding representations of drug use, especially given its coincidence with the burgeoning opioid epidemic. Due to its eclecticism, the controversial subgenre is notoriously difficult to define.
Emo rap is a fusion genre of hip hop and emo  that originated in the SoundCloud rap scene in the mid-late s. The genre also takes influence from genres of rock such as indie rock , pop punk and nu metal as well as hip hop elements from trap music , cloud rap and alternative hip hop. The term is sometimes conflated with "SoundCloud rap".
In the ever- growing age of tech that we live in, other outlets such as Hot New Hip Hop, Spinrilla and Datpiff have emerged, offering platforms for artist to share their music; however, none get it straight from the source better than SoundCloud. This piece will dive into 5 rappers who along with their lyrical skills and artistic abilities have SoundCloud to thank for their success. When did they first start to gain buzz? What song s catapulted them into the limelight? Those questions will be answered soon enough. Peep falls under the emo, dark side of hip hop that has slowly been gaining momentum over the years. The glorification of drugs i. This leaves his writing material to getting money, girls and doing drugs. But he owns the fact that his sound and image are so different.
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