Kurt Cobain’s Undying Influence on modern Hip Hop

Kurt Cobain’s Undying Influence on modern Hip Hop

In 2019, rappers idolize Kurt Cobain more than they idolize rap legends. The art form has been heavily influenced by SoundCloud rap; a subgenre which makes use of DIY aesthetics and shrill vocals—decades after Nirvana mastered those qualities without really caring to. Many of its stars see Cobain as an idol: Trippie Redd recently premiered a song on Instagram with the caption “R.I.P Kurt, I love your beautiful soul to death.” Today, rap is the most popular genre in the world, and its most popular figures idolize a deceased white man who wore dresses and made grunge music. [READ ON DJBOOTH.NET]