maybe it's the brown water that flows from the port city's pipes, or the rich, fertile soil the produces such money-making crops as cotton and soybeans, or the city's own distinct culture the gives its natives a vast array of artistic ability.
but these flatlands of western mississippi have produced some of the best talent in american history. the delta birthed american music and blues legends from across the cotton fields and catfish ponds like rober johnson, charlie patton and muddy waters demanded the world's attention.
this soul-stirring sound has been imitated by everyone from the beatles to zz top.
they birthed an entire culture that has kept the world under a trance for generations.
but because the delta has dominated the blues for so long, the last thing that the area would expect to yield is a rap artist with the same influence of his rhythmical ancestors.
that was before rap musician "SUPAH" mario white entered the scene.
while white tends to stray from the path of his blues forefather, he has the same love for the music.
this tall, skinny kid boasts dynamic musical abilities on his cd.
he bounces over mach speed drum beats with the agility of a leopard, forcefulness of a teed-off drill sergeant and the spirit of the late tupac.
"people in the neighborhood have been telling me, 'you're gonna blow up like pac. you're gonna be like pac,'" white said.
"it'll never be another tupac. you got kobe bryant out, and they say he plays like michael jordan. it'll never be another michael jordan. but it'll be kobe play like michael. and mario is probably rocking it like pac.
and in telling his own story, white and the rest of his crew plan to breath life back into the nostrils of what he calls a dying musical mecca: the mississippi delta.