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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 06-27-2017, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Concerning hiphop, absolutely. Real Life shows that NYC is washed up in the hiphop game; on C-D, it's 1998 all over again.
But Michael Jordan is a washed up basketball player. You think he is less famous than Kevin Durant?
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Old 06-27-2017, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Google results for "most famous _____ of all time".

Basketball - Michael Jordan
Boxer - Muhammad Ali
Tennis - Roger Federer
Golf - Tiger Woods
Hockey - Wayne Gretzky
Rock Star - Elvis Presley
Rock Band - The Beatles
Poet - William Shakespeare

How can most of these people be "the most famous of all time" when they are dead or washed up? Wayne Gretzky retired nearly 20 years ago. Surely, Sidney Crosby or Alex Ovechkin must be more famous since they're still playing.
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Old 06-27-2017, 04:23 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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But Michael Jordan is a washed up basketball player. You think he is less famous than Kevin Durant?
Nice Try

Jordan is still still relevant to basketball as an owner and as a brand. Jordan Brand is still a sought after brand, as can be seen in lines in front of every mall around the holidays. NYC isn't garnering that kind of Hype in 2017, so this is a bad comparison.


A better analogy would be how NYC is considered the Basketball Mecca if Basketball was invented in Springfield, Mass.

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How is NYC the skyscraper mecca when Chicago had the first skyscraper, and up until a year ago, had the tallest building in the country?
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Old 06-27-2017, 04:24 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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So, can all of them Rap? The only person in the group that could rap was Left Eye. IDK abut them being a rap group, I never herd them being referenced to one before. Always thought there were a R&B/Pop Group.
So, do we omit the fact that there was a rapper in the group?
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Old 06-27-2017, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Nice Try

Jordan is still still relevant to basketball as an owner and as a brand. Jordan Brand is still a sought after brand, as can be seen in lines in front of every mall around the holidays. NYC isn't garnering that kind of Hype in 2017, so this is a bad comparison.


A better analogy would be how NYC is considered the Basketball Mecca if Basketball was invented in Springfield, Mass.

or

How is NYC the skyscraper mecca when Chicago had the first skyscraper, and up until a year ago, had the tallest building in the country?
A better analogy would be Muhammad Ali. There are no "Alis" you can buy in a mall. How do you explain his worldwide fame compared to that of Andre Ward, Gennady Golovkin or even Floyd Mayweather, who are all popular among boxing aficionado, but not so much among people who have never watched a fight a day in their lives?
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Old 06-27-2017, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I think this hits the nail on the head.

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If the question was which city is more famous for hip hop among the younger "urban" crowd, Atlanta wins going away. But its worldwide meaning everybody. This means the crossover crowd and people who don't even listen to hip hop. There is a generation of old people who consider hip hop a New York thing.
Any 18 year old Black kid who has heard of Future and the Atlanta rap game has also heard of Jay-Z, Nas, Biggie and NYC hip hop. But older White people in the suburbs who associate hip hop with NYC probably have no idea what's "hot" among Black youth.
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Old 06-27-2017, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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How many people watched Oprah compared to BET?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGIQqYeOWrs

If Oprah doesn't know who you exist, then you're not famous. Period.
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Old 06-27-2017, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Southeast TX
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So, do we omit the fact that there was a rapper in the group?
Dude come on, no you dont omit Left Eye, but its not a hip hop group...IM not buyin it...lol. I have all their albums LOL, it not hip hop..lol
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Old 06-27-2017, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzmAav8yCkI
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Old 06-27-2017, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Hov on French TV.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk8epqekBxo
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