About the Conference
The DANK SOUTHWEST Conference is an ode to the dank culture in Southern California. Dank is a slang term describing something as “excellent,” especially marijuana. Dank is a word used to describe something that is considered ‘sexy’ or good. In the 1990s, dank especially came to characterize high-quality marijuana, the usage perhaps influenced by the fact that marijuana can be pungent and moist. At the same time, Southern California introduced us to post NWA Hip Hop: Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg & The Chronic Album. The DANK SOUTHWEST Conference celebrates the history of this Hip Hop subgenre with the new Dank sound for the new generation.
US States in the DANK SOUTHWEST Conference:: Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Southern Nevada, Southern California & Hawaii. See the NEBA League Map.
MEET SOME OF THE DANK SOUTHWEST HIP HOP LEGENDS
O'Shea Jackson Sr.
Born June 15, 1969
Ice Cube, is an emcee, actor, and filmmaker. His lyrics on N.W.A ‘s 1988 album Straight Outta Compton contributed to gangsta rap ‘s widespread popularity. Yea! Cube got bars in the DANK SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE!
Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.
Born October 20, 1971
Snoop Dogg is an emcee and actor. His fame dates back to 1992 when he was featured on Dr. Dre ‘s debut solo single, “Deep Cover”, and then on Dre’s debut solo album, Yea! Snoop got bars in the DANK SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE!
Born May 22, 1971
MC Eiht (pronounced MC eight), is an emcee and actor. Many of his songs are based on his life in Compton. Yea! MC Eiht got bars in the DANK SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE!