The Mississippi Delta is the distinctive northwest section of the U.S. state of Mississippi that lies between the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers. The region has been called "The Most Southern Place on Earth because of its unique racial, cultural, and economic history. It was one of the richest cotton growing areas and, before the American Civil War (1861-1865), attracted many wealthy planters and their attendant black slaves. The region remains heavily African-American, and is economically poor. It has a musical tradition that includes much of modern blues and jazz. It has often been subject to heavy flooding from the Mississippi, notably during the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and the floods of 2011.
New Down South Southern Hip Hop Artist Terry "Mississippi Sipp" Brisco Is a Well Known Independent Rap Artist from the first digital internet sensation based record label Kandy Paint Records which is based out of the Mississippi Delta. Leland,Mississippi 38756 to be exact. The Mississippi Delta is also very well known for its originality in Blues Music.