12 Jan '18, 7pm

To launch our latest feature series, we spotlighted Louisiana's @JayDaYoungan

To launch our latest feature series, we spotlighted Louisiana's @JayDaYoungan

Hip-hop’s inherent regionalism is one of the unique aspects that separates it from the ever-changing horde of new trends, but the feel-good “small town” tropes that fuel classic Americana don’t always resonate with a fanbase that looks to metropolitan mega-centers like Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City and Atlanta as the hubs of cultural relevance. HYPEBEAST’s new series, Regional Rappers, spotlights up-and-coming hip-hop and R&B artists in America’s not as densely populated regions. Indeed, if your entire region is less populous than some blocks in major cities, you probably shouldn’t expect trending topics or career-changing co-signs to feature your name anytime soon. You therefore can’t fault fast-rising Bogalusa, Louisiana phenom JayDaYoungan for not taking his talents seriously at first. One of 2018’s unlikely potential superstars, he didn’t spend anytime cutting hi...

Full article: https://hypebeast.com/2018/1/jaydayoungan-interview

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