90s Memphis Rap Recreation.
This is for my 90s Memphis Rap Album Art Covers Reimagined Project. The inspiration for this is about four to five years old. I was kind of not in a good place in my life and mentally so I was looking for new music to listen to and I ended up listening to a Memphis Rap Mixtape on Datpiff and I never looked back. Listening to this type of music uplifts me in a weird way, even though the music itself is very dark. 90s Memphis rap is also widely consider to be Horrorcore because of the gritty, dark, very violent lyrics as well as the extremely dark and eerie beats on the songs. It is very different than mainstream hip hop of that time period. Some of these album covers and rap tapes are very hard to find, bootleg, or some don’t even exist. Some of the tapes are so obscure that people wonder if some of those tapes even exist. In today’s hip hop scene, some of the flows that some rappers like Migos, Future etc. uses the same rap flows as other 90s Memphis rappers like Lord Infamous. 90s Memphis rap has developed some type of a cult following with people like me in recent years, as some modern rappers like “Spaceghostpurp”, “MC Holocaust X” and “Hydra Mane”. Have added the 90s Memphis flow or sampled other 90s Memphis songs into their music. My purpose with this work is to bring awareness to the Memphis rap culture and to pay homage to the legacy that these rappers/artists have built and to shed a light on their artistry. I’m recreating the album covers by recreating the picture or scene as much as I can, either bootleg or authentic, as well as finding the font for the cover and then adding my own spin to it by putting a made-up rap name that I would call myself and also a made-up album cover name as well. Shout out to Tommy Wright III, DJ Squeeky, Gangsta Pat, DJ Sir Swift, Three Six Mafia AKA Triple Six Mafia, DJ Sound, Kingpin Skinny Pimp, DJ Spanish Fly and many more for creating this wonderful sound and contributing to hip hop history.