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Petey Pablo is a free man after nearly four years in prison

By Stranga The Great Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer Until the 2000s, North Carolina's hip hop scene was virtually nonexistent. But, late in the summer of 2001, North Carolina rose to prominence on the national hip hop scene through the voice of Petey Pablo. When he emerged, Petey Pablo released his single,

Breeding Ground, the Carolinas: Chedda Chapp

By The Hip Hop Writer Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer North Carolina made its initial entry into the hip hop world in 2001, when Petey Pablo put the state on the map with his "Raise Up" single. Rappers continued to make strides from the state, but none were able to break through