Nappy Roots Gave Hip-Hop a Southern Side

Submitted by notoriousclassics on Fri, 02/25/2022 - 21:10

While 2002 might be remembered by some as a year of hit albums by Eminem, Nelly, Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg - a deft mix of East Coast, West Coast and midwestern emcees - it was also a time for the South to rise. At the center of it all: Nappy Roots, a hip-hop collective hailing from an unlikely homebase: Bowling Green, Kentucky.