Streaming services like SoundCloud are only gaining popularity, and they will likely dictate what music becomes popular and shapes the culture for years to come. SoundCloud: the ugly sister of Spotify and Apple. The platform is not for those who desire clean, curated playlists, but rather it attracts edgy, underground music fans. Its cluttered layout with obscene amounts of obscure content makes it a breeding ground for both absolute garbage and hidden treasures. It is a jumping point for artists who hope to make it big, but lately SoundCloud connotates more than its Wikipedia page defines. For better or worse, it has become a cultural term as well as a subgenre of hip-hop. Conjure up a picture of the typical SoundCloud rapper. Face tattoos? Wild hair?
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Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. In the druggy, seedy world of SoundCloud rap, nothing is certain. Your favorite rapper could be riding high figuratively and literally one day and be felled by a disappointing song or sexual assault scandal the next the latter is unfortunately common. First, he is an undeniably talented rapper. His cartoon-referencing wordplay is clever, and his speed and technical proficiency are close to that of fast-rap legends such as Twista and Busta Rhymes. For another, he actually seems focused on growing his career, putting out consistent projects, working with video director Cole Bennett and the Asian artists of 88rising, and distancing himself from the popular-yet-toxic, domestic-abuse-accused XXXTentacion. Time will tell, but this guy could make it. There was a time when the number of record stores in the could be counted on one hand.
Lil Xan a. Age: 21 Hometown: Redlands, California. Hair Color right now : Brown and pink. Lil Pump. Age: 17 Hometown: Miami, Florida. Most Recognizable Face Tattoos: A rocket under his right eye, and two stars next to his left.
Summary and History. Within the last couple of years, a number of artists from South Florida have used the platform to gain a strong underground and for some mainstream following. Soundcloud rap is high energy and has a often has rough, raw, distorted production. This sound comes as a result on the low investment level required to make music on Soundcloud. Hence, the sound was originally a result of poor equipment, but the intentional use of distortion has come to define Soundcloud rap. Soundcloud, and the dispersion of rap music through the internet in general, sets a very low entry level for creating music, and being authentic. For instance, Lil Pump has made a lucrative rap career for himself despite his controversial use of the n-word Lil Pump is Colombian-American.