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Los Angeles 22 31.88%
Chicago 7 10.14%
Atlanta 16 23.19%
Houston 7 10.14%
Philly 12 17.39%
New Orleans 5 7.25%
Voters: 69. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Unread 04-11-2011, 10:49 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Originally Posted by TMR23 View Post
he also lived in baltimore during his impressionable years 14-18. he went to school with jada pinkette
Yup, People don't know (or mention) he's from the east but it's cool. . .
We know the truth!

 
Unread 04-11-2011, 11:03 PM
 
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nothing about pac's style is east coast. he's a west coast rapper.

anyway houston should not get slept on in this conversation. people forget houston's history, i.e. scarface, geto boyz in the 80s, ugk in the early 90s. don't forget devin the dude! your favorite rapper's favorite rapper
 
Unread 04-11-2011, 11:03 PM
 
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You just had to say this. Every body knows too short and them are corny. They get no play whatsoever out here. All he raps about is trickin. lame. who does that? Philly rappers stay true to the M.O.B philsophy, not that backwards poppy stuff that comes out pretty much everywhere else. Lyrically we're untouchable. Lil Wayne copied GDK's swagger and made in mainstream. Philly rappers live the lifestyle they rap about, which makes them hard to work with and bad for business, just ask rockafella, grand hustle, or young money, thats why it's hard for them to come up because they're reckless in life and on the mic.
First off...

We don't care if you corny lames hate on short dawg, AKA the legend and first pimp in the rap game.
Half of philly rappers singles are about tricking off there dough in the club or being super tuff and spending all there money on dames, you call that MOB?

Here's lines from 3 different Short RADIO songs...

"...That was way back when now I cant find the chick, but if I do probably do the same again break the chick for everything cause I came to pimp"

"Dig in his pockets, but first make sure hes got a grip b****"

"Comin up we learned how to break these h0s an when your thru gettin yours than you shake these h0s"

^Thats MOB, and short is the originator of it, show respect...


Now onto the reckless lifestyle, that doesn't make you real, it makes you stupid. Most real hustlers are trying to get in the rap game so they don't have to be criminals anymore. Are you suggesting Philly rappers are the only ones living there lyrics?

Snoop beat a murder charge, RZA also beat a murder charge, 2Pac shot two cops, C-Murder is serving life in prison for murder, Boosie will probably get the death penalty for murking like 20 ppl and trying to bribe government officials, Belo from DOD is also locked up for murder, Eazy E started ruthless records and funded NWA strictly off drug funds and was a respected and feared crip OG in one of the hardest hoods in the nation during the crack epidemic before he ever picked up a mic, Pimp C went to prison for pistol whipping an out of pocket prostitute in a food court while on parole, 50 Cent held down a whole block in one of NYC worst hoods, NORE shot a kid in the face inside a movie theater when he was 13, Tragedy Khadafi has been shot multiple times an has spent most of his adult life in and out of prison...


Does this make them "cool" or "hard". No it makes most of them stupid for committing crimes when they got so much to lose, million dollar contracts and all, but what it does is blow your theory of Philly rappers being "the realist" out of the water.
 
Unread 04-11-2011, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Jersey City, NJ
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Hmm, I'm not completely sure if I understand this poll? Are we going by which city produced or produces the most SUCCESSFUL rappers? Or which city produces the best OVERALL rappers - Meaning, which city produces the best raw talent for rap?

If it's the latter, then it has to go to Philly hands down.

But, if we're going by this "mainstream success" atrocity, which ANYBODY from ANYWHERE can get nowadays & is basically just a matter of who you're connected with & record labels as opposed to actual talent, then it would be ATL.
 
Unread 04-11-2011, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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How can you not include the Bay Area - 2Pac, Too Short, E-40, Mac Dre, Del the Funkee Homosapien, Hieroglyphics, Keak the Sneak, Luniz, Digital Underground, Mac Mall, MC Hammer, etc. etc.

Sorry, but the Bay has produced way more quality hip-hop than Houston or New Orleans.
LOL

2 Pac was not from the Bay Area man. His career actually started on the East Coast in NYC then later LA where he really blew up spot & became widely known.
 
Unread 04-11-2011, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Los Angeles is easy 2nd after NYC.

As far as Southern cities it goes like this:

1. Atlanta
2. New Orleans/Houston tie
 
Unread 04-11-2011, 11:35 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Originally Posted by eastdallasson View Post
nothing about pac's style is east coast. he's a west coast rapper.

anyway houston should not get slept on in this conversation. people forget houston's history, i.e. scarface, geto boyz in the 80s, ugk in the early 90s. don't forget devin the dude! your favorite rapper's favorite rapper
Yeah okay. . .

He made some of his MONEY in the WEST but spent the majority of his life on the East.
He was born here and spent 10+ years here (from birth), He's a NYer no matter what people say. Or what he claimed for that matter.
 
Unread 04-11-2011, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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[quote=goldenchild08;18687995]The Bay has no lyricists? You obviously don't know shid about rappers that really get respect in The Bay:
Removed - provide links only - this isn't a music video room. Thank you

1st video sucked 2nd one sounded like Ice Cube if I didn't know any better.

Last edited by atlantagreg30127; 04-12-2011 at 09:01 AM..
 
Unread 04-11-2011, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Originally Posted by Nineties Flava View Post
Not to sound like an echo, but a poll like this with no mention of San Francisco/Oakland comes off as ignorant more than anything. The Bay Area continues to be by far one of the largest and most prolific scenes in the country... we basically invented the independent rap hustle (ie selling tapes out the back of your car, peddling them on the bus, etc). We're also one of the oldest scenes... Too $hort's been around since 84. We're the ones who put New Orleans on in the first place... Snoop Dogg and subsequently LA got a lot of their slang from us (ex: fo' sheezy). We have literally hundreds of artists... our most notable ones are some of the most notable in hip hop. MC Hammer was one of the first to put Hip Hop on the mainstream radar... Hieroglyphics helped birth the modern underground scene. The Mobb Music sound influenced EVERYBODY west of the Mississippi, especially the midwest (KC in particular) and the South. At one point we were the second largest rap market in the entire country.


Not putting The Bay Area on this list is plain ignorant. Putting Philly on this list before the Bay Area is insulting. Period.
I agree, the Bay Area was once highly influential in the Rap game. These days not so much...its all about the Dirty South now.

The Bay Area hasn't produced any main stream talent since E-40 that I'm aware of.
 
Unread 04-11-2011, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Yeah okay. . .

He made some of his MONEY in the WEST but spent the majority of his life on the East.
He was born here and spent 10+ years here (from birth), He's a NYer no matter what people say. Or what he claimed for that matter.
2pac is one of the very few rappers who transcend city, state, cultural, racial, ethnic boundaries.....there are only i few artist that can say that. Pac was a genius.
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