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View Poll Results: More famous for hip hop?
Atlanta 61 22.26%
New York City 194 70.80%
Equal 19 6.93%
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Old 06-09-2017, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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It's a strawman argument no matter how you slice it. This is about the music, and the what city runs the game. You can brag about Jay's money tho, I hope he pays you well for it.
It's not about "what city runs the game." It's about which city is more famous for hip around the world (not in Black America). Outside of younger Black people in the U.S., how many people do you think would recognize Future in a public setting compared to Jay-Z, P. Diddy or 50 Cent? Or even T.I. for that matter?

All you need to do is Google "Most famous rappers of all time." The top results are Eminem, Jay-Z, The Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Tupac, Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Lil' Wayne, Snoop, Ice Cube, Kendrick, Drake, Rakim, Andre 3000 and 50 Cent. Don't confuse being Black famous with being famous.
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Old 06-09-2017, 11:43 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Jay-Z already had a 5x Platinum album when Beyonce was best known for being the fine girl in that Case video. They very much have a symbiotic relationship, for sure, but Jay-Z was already atop the hip hop world long before Beyonce was on the scene.

And at the end of the day, Jay-Z can sell out Wembley where Lil' Yachty, Future, and T.I. can't. Doesn't matter whether Beyonce has contributed to that or not.
Future can sell out Wembley.

Jay's ability to sell out Wembley doesn't help NYC currently though. He's appears to be the only NYC rapper who appears to be relevant. He's well past his prime tho.
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Old 06-09-2017, 11:43 PM
 
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Drake is the biggest rapper out.
Speaking of Drake, I saw Toronto was mentioned on here earlier. Was that just because of Drake or are there multiple Toronto guys out there doing it that I don't know about. Or is Drake big enough to put the whole city on by himself?

That reminds me: remember when Nelly put St. Louis on? That lasted a good, what, 3 years? LOL
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Old 06-09-2017, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Future can sell out Wembley.
Of course, he can. That's why he's got a Vegas residency alongside current musical powerhouses like Celine Dion and Ricky Martin. Vegas residencies are for celebrity DJs, artists who are way past their prime and have lost nearly all mass appeal, and artists who have yet go to mainstream. Or, in Chris Brown's case, an artist who savagely beat up his GF and no longer has the squeaky clean mainstream appeal he once did.

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Jay's ability to sell out Wembley doesn't help NYC currently though. He's appears to be the only NYC rapper who appears to be relevant. He's well past his prime tho.
Sure, it does. He's the most famous rapper on earth. There are a lot of Black people in the 40-50 range who haven't even heard of a lot of Atlanta rappers, little less middle class White people in the U.S., little less people in Korea, South Africa, Portugal, Mexico, etc.

You're still confusing "relevant" and "famous." They are not necessarily one in the same. Babe Ruth is no longer relevant--he's been dead for nearly 70 years--yet he still may be one of the first names people utter when asked to name a famous baseball player. Muhammad Ali, likewise, is no longer relevant, but he's a bigger name than anyone in the sport of boxing today. I wouldn't be surprised if Mike Tyson is more famous than Floyd Mayweather.

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Old 06-10-2017, 12:16 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Of course, he can. That's why he's got a Vegas residency alongside current musical powerhouses like Celine Dion and Ricky Martin. Vegas residencies are for celebrity DJs, artists who are way past their prime and have lost nearly all mass appeal, and artists who have yet go to mainstream. Or, in Chris Brown's case, an artist who savagely beat up his GF and no longer has the squeaky clean mainstream appeal he once did.



Sure, it does. He's the most famous rapper on earth. There are a lot of Black people in the 40-50 range who haven't even heard of a lot of Atlanta rappers, little less middle class White people in the U.S., little less people in Korea, South Africa, Portugal, Mexico, etc.

You're still confusing "relevant" and "famous." They are not necessarily one in the same. Babe Ruth is no longer relevant--he's been dead for nearly 70 years--yet he still may be one of the first names people utter when asked to name a famous baseball player. Muhammad Ali, likewise, is no longer relevant, but he's a bigger name than anyone in the sport of boxing today. I wouldn't be surprised if Mike Tyson is more famous than Floyd Mayweather.
Not at all. I'm aware of Jay's level of Fame, though, I would argue that Eminem is equally famous.
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Old 06-10-2017, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Not at all. I'm aware of Jay's level of Fame, though, I would argue that Eminem is equally famous.
So that means Jay-Z, at worst, is tied for most famous rapper on earth. Unlike Eminem, though, he's done a lot more to put his hometown in the public consciousness. Nearly everyone knows where Jay-Z is from, but MM doesn't promote the D as strongly. There is 8 Mile, though...
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Old 06-10-2017, 12:21 AM
 
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Speaking of Drake, I saw Toronto was mentioned on here earlier. Was that just because of Drake or are there multiple Toronto guys out there doing it that I don't know about. Or is Drake big enough to put the whole city on by himself?

That reminds me: remember when Nelly put St. Louis on? That lasted a good, what, 3 years? LOL
Right lol,whoever said Toronto was super bias.

And even Chicago i mean really
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Old 06-10-2017, 12:26 AM
 
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I'd say Andre 3000 is arguably the most universally respected Atlanta rapper to date. He is indeed considered a legend. Whenever these types of lists are compiled, he typically leads the pack with regard to other Atlanta acts.

Andre 3000 is a solo rapper ? If so name his solo rap debut

This is ridiculous!
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Old 06-10-2017, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I think something else that makes a difference is that 95% of the hip hop videos NYC artists made were shot on the streets. Onyx's "Walk in New York," Digable Planets' "Ninth Wonder," Biggie Smalls' "Juicy," Jay-Z's "Hard Knock Life," etc, etc, etc. You're more likely to develop a stronger association with a city when you have visual images of that city tied to the music. Videos aren't as popular today and the few that are made take place in clubs or locations for "ballers."
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Old 06-10-2017, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Andre 3000 is a solo rapper ? If so name his solo rap debut

This is ridiculous!
He's a solo "featured" artist. He jumps on somebody else's track every 4-5 years and makes it a hit.
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