Hardcore hip hop is a subgenre of hip hop music that developed through the East Coast hip hop scene in the 1980s. Pioneered by artists such as Classical Two, Just-Ice, Run-D.M.C., Schoolly D, Spoonie Gee, Boogie Down Productions and Public Enemy, it is generally characterised by anger, aggression and confrontation. Despite the interchanged use of the terms "gangsta rap" and "hardcore rap," hardcore hip hop is ten times nastier and mean than gangsta rap. It's ten times more violent and sometimes bone-chilling. Also it's important to understand than G-funk was a direct creation of West Coast rap inherently, and has beautiful themes of friendship, honor loyalty, revenge, love. Hardcore rap is inherently mean.