About the Conference
The CHOPPER NORTH Conference is an ode to chopper culture. The word “chopper” can simply be used for any rapper that uses a fast-paced style in his or her lyrics. The word is also used as a verb, as in “chopping” or “to chop”, in describing the action of rapping at high speeds. Twista was one of the first rappers who popularized this style of rap. Chopper rap is typically characterized by the inclusion of twice or three times as many syllables to each bar and line as would be found in most other forms of rap. Sophisticated rhyme schemes are also an important element of the style. The inclusion of two or three times as many syllables in the bars causes the lyrics to be described as being in “double-time” or “triple-time”. The beat tempo of chopper songs, particularly from the Midwest, tends to range from 90 BPM to 180 BPM, a much higher range than most other rap genres. The CHOPPER NORTH Conference celebrates the history of this Hip Hop subgenre with the new Chopper sound for the new generation.
US States in the CHOPPER NORTH Conference: Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan & Ohio. See the NEBA League Map.
MEET SOME OF THE CHOPPER NORTH HIP HOP LEGENDS
Kanye Omari West
Born June 8, 1977
Kanye Omari West is an emcee, singer, songwriter, record producer, and fashion design mogul raised in Chicago. Ye gained recognition as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s. Yea! Ye got bars in the CHOPPER NORTH CONFERENCE!
Lonnie Rashid Lynn
Born March 13, 1972
Common is an emcee and actor. He maintained an underground following into the late 1990s. Yea! Com got bars in the CHOPPER NORTH CONFERENCE!
Marshall Bruce Mathers III
Born October 17, 1972
EMINEM is an emcee, songwriter, and record producer. He is critically acclaimed as one of the greatest rappers of all time. Yea! Shady got bars in the CHOPPER NORTH CONFERENCE!