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  • Writer's pictureA Lost Pilot

A New Era: The Rise Of Emo Rap

Nowadays, it is clear the mental illness has a much bigger presence in rap compared to a few years back, where artists were expected to leave all real life problems out of their music and continue to write "trap" music. But as of recently, a whole new wave of artists have realized its time to stop pretending everything is okay and to speak the truth. The reason why artists are able to speak about their problems is that music can be one of the best forms of therapy. Of course, there are the main faces of emo rap: Lil Peep, Lil Tracy, Yung Lean and many others. This era has brought attention to the mental problems that artists deal with, like severe depression, and anxiety. Emo rap allows fans to relate to their favorite artists, it makes the music a lot more relatable, and brings it to a very personal level. Since the rise of the new era, you hear a lot of artists like Lil Skies, Juice WRLD, XXXTENTACION, speak about their feelings, and the loneliness they experience every day. This is just another way that proves money can't buy you happiness.

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