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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 06-22-2017, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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The general southern sound is the Atlanta sound. Other cities have there own sounds as well, particularly, Miami, Houston, New Orleans, Memphis. Heck, the general hip-hop sound is the Atlanta sound. It's really hard to tell nowadays because everybody is using that sound.

There really isn't a city anywhere who doesn't have their own sound.
I wouldn't call it an "Atlanta" sound since Lil' Wayne, UGK and Three 6 Mafia had been rapping over those beats before Jeezy, T.I., Gucci, etc. were on the scene.
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Old 06-22-2017, 09:25 AM
 
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Interesting point. I wonder if L.A. is in fact more popular for hip hop worldwide than Atlanta considering that there was a much stronger association between the music and the geography back in the day. There is no "Atlanta" sound per se but rather a more general Southern sound among rappers who hail from that region of the country.
Its close but I think ATL has surpassed LA as far as being known for hip hop worldwide by now...took a while though
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Old 06-22-2017, 09:32 AM
 
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I wouldn't call it an "Atlanta" sound since Lil' Wayne, UGK and Three 6 Mafia had been rapping over those beats before Jeezy, T.I., Gucci, etc. were on the scene.
Those beats were from Atlanta producers. Lil Wayne didn't have a New Orleans sound in most of his music. 3 6 had their own sound. UGK has a Houston influence sound
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Old 06-22-2017, 09:41 AM
 
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Those beats were from Atlanta producers. Lil Wayne didn't have a New Orleans sound in most of his music. 3 6 had their own sound. UGK has a Houston influence sound
Juicy J is from Atlanta?

Atlanta artists were not the first to introduce or even popularize what came to be known as "trap" beats. And by "trap beats" I mean beats with drum rolls, hit hats, 808s and a high BPM. That's exactly what "Tear da Club Up '97" was.
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Old 06-22-2017, 10:03 AM
 
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Juicy J is from Atlanta?

Atlanta artists were not the first to introduce or even popularize what came to be known as "trap" beats. And by "trap beats" I mean beats with drum rolls, hit hats, 808s and a high BPM. That's exactly what "Tear da Club Up '97" was.
I agree that trap beats are sort of a spin off of what Juicy J started. Atlanta popularized the sound, so they get the credit. Southern producers make the best beats tho. The only style that I wasn't too crazy about is the Bounce beats from New Orleans.

The Dungeon Family had another style that was more laid back, and soulful, that could also be classified as Atlanta's sound. So, it looks like Atlanta changed from their original style and adopted another and made it popular.
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Old 06-22-2017, 10:10 AM
 
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I agree that trap beats are sort of a spin off of what Juicy J started. Atlanta popularized the sound, so they get the credit. Southern producers make the best beats tho. The only style that I wasn't too crazy about is the Bounce beats from New Orleans.
I wouldn't even say they popularized the style since there were many popular artists (i.e., Lil' Wayne, Boozie, Pat, etc.) who were rapping over what we consider "trap beats." Most Atlanta rappers do indeed rap over trap beats, but it's not something I'd credit Atlanta with. It's something most people would credit "the South" in general with.

"East Coast hip hop," on the other hand, is virtually synonymous with New York City because 99.9% of the producers were from here. Whereas producers from Houston to Memphis to Atlanta to Florida could be given credit for laying the sonic foundations for trap/Southern hip hop, NYC pretty much defined the East Coast sound with more minor contributions being made by other cities (Philly, Boston, Newark, etc.) on the margins.
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Old 06-22-2017, 10:17 AM
 
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The Dungeon Family had another style that was more laid back, and soulful, that could also be classified as Atlanta's sound. So, it looks like Atlanta changed from their original style and adopted another and made it popular.
Atlanta was known for booty shake in the early to mid 90s (Kilo, DJ Taz, Freaknasty, etc.). Lil' Jon and the East Side Boyz made the transition from booty shake (Shawty Freak a Lil' Sumthin) to crunk music (Throw It Up). Trap music, which is basically what people think of now when they think "southern" rap, was never really confined to one single geographic area the way bounce or booty shake was, but Memphis definitely put it on the map with acts like Gucci, Jeezy and T.I. coming later. People forget that Three 6 Mafia was going platinum.

That's why I don't see "trap" and "Atlanta" as one in the same. I see it as part of the "the South" in general though Atlanta has been the biggest contributor to the genre in the last decade or so. NYC, however, can be said to have its own sound because no other city had the influence it did over East Coast hip hop, or even rap music in general.
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Old 06-22-2017, 10:31 AM
 
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Atlanta was known for booty shake in the early to mid 90s (Kilo, DJ Taz, Freaknasty, etc.). Lil' Jon and the East Side Boyz made the transition from booty shake (Shawty Freak a Lil' Sumthin) to crunk music (Throw It Up). Trap music, which is basically what people think of now when they think "southern" rap, was never really confined to one single geographic area the way bounce or booty shake was, but Memphis definitely put it on the map with acts like Gucci, Jeezy and T.I. coming later. People forget that Three 6 Mafia was going platinum.

That's why I don't see "trap" and "Atlanta" as one in the same. I see it as part of the "the South" in general though Atlanta has been the biggest contributor to the genre in the last decade or so. NYC, however, can be said to have its own sound because no other city had the influence it did over East Coast hip hop, or even rap music in general.
NYC doesn't have that influenced today. Also, the beats that came out of NYC we're pedestrian compared to the beats that are coming out today. Atlanta, and the south in general makes better beats. Always have. That's probably why every region is using "trap beats.".

Beat selection was always something that Nas caught flack for.

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Old 06-22-2017, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I don't know anyone that has listened to the Houston sound since the 80s and throughout the 90s that would call its sound trap or even close to what trap is today. Not to mention, that word wasn't even used in the state.
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Old 06-22-2017, 11:27 AM
 
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Trap beats are better left alone without a mumble rapper (ATL rapper) messing it up.
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