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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%
Voters: 274. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-15-2017, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I know NYC is the birthplace, but I don't see how Atlanta doesn't win this. It's the mainstream city of rap for anyone under 35.
Because the world consists of more than just Black Americans under the age of 35....
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Old 06-15-2017, 03:13 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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I Googled "most famous music artists" without quotations and got the following.

The Beatles
Elvis Presley
Michael Jackson
Madonna
Elton John
Led Zeppelin
Pink Floyd
That's for album sales from Wikipedia, and even that list is incorrect. MJ sold the most, Beatles 2nd, Elvis 3rd (thought he may be even lower than that)

A few years ago I did a bit of research in finding who was actually the biggest selling musical act, and those were the results.
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Old 06-15-2017, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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That's for album sales from Wikipedia, and even that list is incorrect. MJ sold the most, Beatles 2nd, Elvis 3rd (thought he may be even lower than that)
I'm just telling you what came up when I typed "most famous music artists."
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Old 06-15-2017, 04:36 PM
 
Location: 352
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Because the world consists of more than just Black Americans under the age of 35....
Okay, never said anything about blacks, Americans, or black Americans...nice stereotype. Either way, Atlanta wins.
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Old 06-15-2017, 05:01 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Okay, never said anything about blacks, Americans, or black Americans...nice stereotype. Either way, Atlanta wins.
ATL can't be marginalized, because doing so would basically marginalize Hiphop.

Hip-hop is more popular now than it was 20 years ago.
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Old 06-15-2017, 06:08 PM
 
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ATL can't be marginalized, because doing so would basically marginalize Hiphop.

Hip-hop is more popular now than it was 20 years ago.

Drove by a concert with Chance the Rapper as the headline.90 % of the crowd was white
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Old 06-15-2017, 06:37 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Drove by a concert with Chance the Rapper as the headline.90 % of the crowd was white
From what I'm gathering​ from other posters in this thread is that if the rapper is from Atlanta, he's only "black" famous. If the rapper is from NYC, he/she's famous across multiple demographics, countries, cultures.
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Old 06-15-2017, 07:45 PM
 
Location: 352
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ATL can't be marginalized, because doing so would basically marginalize Hiphop.

Hip-hop is more popular now than it was 20 years ago.
What?
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Old 06-15-2017, 08:10 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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What?
I'm saying that hip-hop is bigger now than it was at any other point. Also, for that last 15 years, ATL has been the place that dominates the genre. So if someone tries to marginalize ATL, they, in essence, marginalize hip-hop.
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Old 06-15-2017, 08:42 PM
 
Location: 352
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I'm saying that hip-hop is bigger now than it was at any other point. Also, for that last 15 years, ATL has been the place that dominates the genre. So if someone tries to marginalize ATL, they, in essence, marginalize hip-hop.
But are you talking about me or someone else?
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