Ten rappers and the artistic movements they exemplify

Stylistically, rap has exploded, and the pieces fall everywhere from the mind-bogglingly complex to the unbelievably simple, from the brazenly dissident to the unapologetically mainstream. Rappers' influences seem to come from everywhere, but the stylistic differences between an Aesop Rock and a 2 Chainz are so stark, they got us thinking: Of ten of the most important artistic movements in history, which rapper best exemplifies the movement's qualities? Continue on to see what our completely scientific examination revealed.

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