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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]