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West Coast rap is a subgenre of hip-hop that originated in the western United States. It is characterized by its heavy basslines, use of funk and soul samples, and socially conscious lyrics that often address issues such as police brutality, gang violence, and racial inequality. The genre gained popularity in the 1990s with the rise of artists such as Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, and has continued to evolve with the emergence of newer artists such as Kendrick Lamar. West Coast rap is known for its laid-back, smooth style and its influence on the wider hip-hop culture.