First there was funk; then there was crunk. This month, The Source travels to Hip-Hop’s third coast for a dual dose of Southern hospitality from the artists leading this down-home musical revolution.
Welcome to The New South, where hypnotizing hooks collide with thunderous, bass heavy beats. And what better way to usher in the arrival of Hip-Hop’s hottest new sound than with David Banner, Lil Jon and Bone Crusher burning the most infamous symbol of the Old South – the confederate flag. In this month’s first cover story, ‘Native Sons’, the trio speak out on the daily struggles they face south of the Mason-Dixon line and the driving forces behind the burgeoning crunk movement.