“I am the number one most impactful artist of our generation. I am Shakespeare in the flesh. “ – Kanye West Since hip-hop has splintered into so many subgenres, regional offshoots and online curios, it would be impossible to tie it up with one neat, concise narrative for 2013.
If Virginia hip-hop has a sound, it’s The Clipse. The duo of brothers Pusha T and Malice broke nationally with 2001’s Lord Willin’, an album of vivid drug dealer narratives produced entirely by Pharell Williams and Chad Hugo, another Virginia Beach duo who called themselves The Neptunes.