Miami's own Trina recently spoke about the past misconceptions of Southern music and why Rick Ross and T.I. have helped gain respect for that part of the country.
"At first, people really did not take the South that seriously. It wasn't considered real hip-hop – just fast music, a lot of up-tempo, booty-shaking dance music. Over the years, it has gotten stronger, and there are some Southern artists – Trick [Daddy], T.I., Ludacris, Lil' Wayne, Rick Ross – that took what they believed in and turned it into a whole hip-hop genre. I'm really honored to be a part of that movement. There are so many different artists from different parts of the South that have different types of music. And now it's taking over – and at first it wasn't even considered!" (All Hip Hop)
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