North Carolina Hip-Hop History

The History of North Carolina Hip-Hop

Many of you may or may not know, that as Vintage Retroman (Your Neighborhood Hope Dealer), I’m from North Carolina. I love this state, so I decided to write about our history of hip-hop music in hopes to educate you on our overall rap music scene.

North Carolina hip-hop has a rich and diverse history that has been shaped by the state’s unique culture and geography.

From the early days of hip-hop in the 1980s and 1990s to the current thriving music scene, North Carolina has always been at the forefront of hip-hop innovation.

The early days of North Carolina hip-hop were characterized by a focus on DJing and MCing, with artists like Petey Pablo, U.G., and Kooley High setting the stage for the future of the genre in the state. Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, North Carolina hip-hop continued to evolve, with artists like Little Brother, The Justus League, and 9th Wonder emerging as some of the most influential voices in the genre.

One of the defining characteristics of North Carolina hip-hop is its strong sense of community.

Artists in the state are known for collaborating and supporting one another, helping to build a vibrant and inclusive music scene. This spirit of collaboration has helped to fuel the growth of the genre in the state, with many artists finding success through their work with others.

Another hallmark of North Carolina hip-hop is its connection to the state’s rich musical heritage. From blues and jazz to R&B and soul, North Carolina has a long history of musical excellence, and hip-hop artists in the state have always drawn on this rich musical tradition to create something truly unique and innovative.

In recent years, North Carolina hip-hop has continued to thrive, with a new generation of artists emerging to carry the torch for the genre.

From J. Cole to DaBaby and Rapsody, North Carolina hip-hop continues to produce some of the most exciting and innovative music in the world. North Carolina’s hip-hop scene is thriving today, with this new generation of artists emerging to take the genre to new heights. From the bustling cities of Raleigh and Charlotte, to the rural communities across the state, North Carolina hip-hop is a vibrant and diverse music scene that continues to evolve and grow.

One of the most exciting things about North Carolina hip-hop today is the sheer diversity of the genre. With artists working in a wide range of styles and sounds, from classic boom-bap to futuristic trap, North Carolina hip-hop has something for everyone. Whether you’re a fan of conscious rap or hard-hitting beats, you’ll find something to love in the state’s thriving hip-hop scene.

In conclusion, North Carolina hip-hop is a thriving and exciting genre that is continuing to evolve and grow.

With a thriving music community, a rich musical heritage, and a diverse range of artists, North Carolina hip-hop is sure to be a driving force in the years to come. Whether you’re a fan of the classic sounds of the past or the innovative beats of the future, North Carolina hip-hop has something for everyone.

So Excited Everyone! Our First Major Platform Release Together Is Here!

🚨🚨🚨 Officially out now on all major platforms! Our first major platform release! Check out “No Games” lyrics written and performed by Vintage Retroman, Your Neighborhood Hope Dealer!

Music written/composed/mixed and mastered by Build Gates Music and @launaej! It has been a pleasure working with the team on this project to kick off 2022! God bless!

Voyage Raleigh Magazine Feature- Vintage Retroman

Hi everyone! I have to put God on display! I try to stay modest about stuff like this, but it ain’t about me anyway! So I was blessed to have the opportunity to be featured in the Voyage Raleigh magazine publication! Glory to God! Check out this feature when you have a moment. Thanks and God bless- Your Neighborhood Hope Dealer! 😇

New Business Instagram Page Here

Hey y’all! I’m on Instagram as vrm_business_solutions. Install the app to follow my photos and videos.


Mid-Year 2021 Update From The Hope Dealer!

This is straight from the heart. If you have a moment, check out my mid-year update. Straight out of Jamestown, NC. Thank you all- V.R.

New Song- High Stakes Race ft. Raisi K!

Released 05/27/21!

It’s out! My all new track release everyone! Here is a snippet of my new Mario Trap called “High Stakes Race”, produced by Raisi K! Listen to the entire song on my YouTube channel! Be encouraged with a message from Hebrews chapter 12! Run your race with endurance- Your Neighborhood Hope Dealer!🤙🏾🤙🏾🤙🏾🙏🏾

Watch “Virtual Tour-Retrodome 2021” on YouTube

Enjoy my newest video of the retro dome! Enjoy!

Next Level Anthem 2.0!

Be encouraged by this quick song I wrote! Some days, you have to “Get Ya Power Up!” and know that no weapon formed against you shall prosper! God bless you all!

New Projects Coming Up!

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Today, I Celebrate!

Thank You!

Well y’all, I’ve been at it for a year now! I genuinely appreciate all of you that support me as your neighborhood hope dealer. It’s a lot of hard work and time writing these songs, linking up with producers, etc. This truly is my ministry for God y’all. I do this to help and serve my fellow man. I don’t get paid for this. Every like, comment, share, subscriber, prayer, and encouragement means the world to me! There are days I wonder if I should quit, if it’s worth it all. Then I remember that God gave me this assignment back when we were in full lockdown, to provide hope to a lost world through Christian Hip-Hop. Today is my one year anniversary. If your heart is inclined and you would like to sow into my ministry to touch more people, my cash app is $Vintageretroman83. If not no worries, just send up a prayer for me. Love you all- YOUR Neighborhood Hope Dealer! 😃🎵🎤