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Old 06-01-2015, 11:09 AM
 
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I looked for the one in front of the Zoo Atlanta sign today, didn't see it on either the Boulevard or Cherokee sides. Were they already taken down?
I like the idea. Unique to Atlanta, and interesting. If they were relative country music quotes in Nashville, more people would "get it."

I just walked past Hooters on Peachtree. The sign pictured there in the article/link, is gone.
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Old 06-01-2015, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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This project is so much cooler after watching the video.

Right?!? I agree.
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Old 06-01-2015, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I've lived in Atlanta metro for a bit. I don't have the free to time to get out and explore every little thing from a song about an area in ATL, but it doesn't mean I'm not curious about what particular place is being discussed when I hear it.

I would appreciate even more when visiting other cities. I still don't go along with the idea of marking a specific house/personal residence, but I definitely think its cool to be able to clearly see what's being described in the music.
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Old 06-01-2015, 11:49 AM
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If this were Memphis or Clarksdale or Detroit or Austin or Nashville or San Francisco or London or Muscle Shoals or Liverpool or Los Angeles or Chicago or anywhere else that has been written about in song and/or is a noteworthy location for a certain type of music, nobody would have a problem with these signs.

But since it's rap...

I don't even like rap, and I can see it clearly.
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Old 06-01-2015, 12:01 PM
 
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It's art...not everyone has the capacity to "get it".
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Old 06-01-2015, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Orange Blossom Trail
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I'm going to need a translator.
Ha ha ha
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Old 06-01-2015, 01:23 PM
 
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Hilarious. Like, I like hip hop & all, but maybe signs posted around the city advocating drug dealing and fornicating in the Georgia Dome (LOL) aren't quite the best idea..... especially since I do know what all those lyrics mean, ha!
All it does is reinforce Atlanta's reputation as a ghetto city, especially among folks who aren't black. But Atlanta is such a black city, that a lot of folks there don't really seem to care about how people who aren't black or how people from other parts of the world perceive it, which is a shame, because that holds the city back from becoming better and being more relevant for more than just being a hotbed for Hip-Hop music and Hip-Hop themed reality shows and movies.

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Old 06-01-2015, 01:48 PM
 
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All it does is reinforce Atlanta's reputation as a ghetto city, especially among folks who aren't black. But Atlanta is such a black city, that a lot of folks there don't really seem to care about how people who aren't black or how people from other parts of the world perceive it, which is a shame, because that holds the city back from becoming better and being more relevant for more than just being a hotbed for Hip-Hop music and Hip-Hop themed reality shows and movies.
Or some of us have traveled (London, Honolulu, LA, San Fran, Chicago, San Juan, Toronto, I could go on...) and ALL I've ever received in the way of response from non-blacks (read: mostly whites) is, "Oh, I LOVE Atlanta."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...n_5008299.html

http://content.usatoday.com/communit...1#.VWy4D0YRn5M
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Old 06-01-2015, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, and Raleigh
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In truth, no reason is needed, so any reason is more than good enough.

Put whatever you want on a street pole. If people don't like it, too bad.
You cannot put whatever on a street pole, code enforcement has domain over that...

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If this were Memphis or Clarksdale or Detroit or Austin or Nashville or San Francisco or London or Muscle Shoals or Liverpool or Los Angeles or Chicago or anywhere else that has been written about in song and/or is a noteworthy location for a certain type of music, nobody would have a problem with these signs.

But since it's rap...

I don't even like rap, and I can see it clearly.
Rap and hip-hop are not one in the same. One is a musical genre, the other is a culture...
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Old 06-01-2015, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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All it does is reinforce Atlanta's reputation as a ghetto city, especially among folks who aren't black. But Atlanta is such a black city, that a lot of folks there don't really seem to care about how people who aren't black or how people from other parts of the world perceive it, which is a shame, because that holds the city back from becoming better and being more relevant for more than just being a hotbed for Hip-Hop music and Hip-Hop themed reality shows and movies.

Why should the good people of Atlanta care what the ignorant and misinformed "non black" folks think? I believe intelligent, well informed non-blacks know there is more to Atlanta than just Hip Hop. There is no shame in embracing a subculture of black culture in which Atlanta is known for.
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