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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 06-07-2017, 08:13 PM
 
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The answer was always Toronto.
Which reminds me, let me get my old Choclair and Kardinal Offishall CD's from my basement. Maybe there are some Maestro Fresh Wes, Michie Mee, Saukrates and K-os videos on YouTube too.....

BTW.....NYC.
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:36 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Convenient how you left out Nicki Minaj (Queens), inarguably the biggest female rapper of all time, and part of the current A list tier with Drake and Kendrick Lamar. A$AP Rocky (Harlem) is also quite big with the young crowd and is currently dating Kylie Jenner, so he's quite relevant. And then you have NYC artists like Desiigner and Fetty Wap who have blatantly jacked the South's sound. Jay-Z is still around, as are Nas, Diddy, Fat Joe and 50 Cent, all of whom have released new music with younger artists. Not too mention every rapper on Love and Hip Hop. New York isn't completely dominant like it once was, but let's not over exaggerate. NYC is still very much relevant. Nicki Minaj has huge, current worldwide recognition.
I've commented on Nicki Minaj already.

"Remy, a fellow NYer killed NYC's biggest artist (Nicki Minaj), an artist that was already falling off."

A$AP is known more for fashion in this day and age than he is for rap. Also, his style is HEAVILY influenced by south.

Desiigner-- HEAVY influenced by the south, and a blatant copy of Future's sound, and he's turned out to be a once hit wonder.

Fetty Wap--You're reaching, but it's OK. He's another 'rapper' HEAVILY who is influenced by the south.

It really doesn't bode well for NYC if they're using the sound and style of another region. That's basically saying that NYC's sound isn't what people want to hear anymore, so if they want any chance of success, they have to adopt the sound of another region.

Jay-z isn't what he used to be, plus he's almost 50. He's become for of a business man than a rapper.
Nas- same boast as Jay minus being damn near 50, and much less for being a businessman.
Diddy- Same boat as Jay minus really being a rapper
Fat Joe- fell off
50 Cent- fell off

Atlanta, and the south in general dominates hip-hop. NYers don't even want to hear NYC rappers anymore.
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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French Montana is still quite relevant. And Remy Ma didn't kill anyone lol. Mainstream America loves Nicki Minaj. They don't even know who Remy Ma is!
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:43 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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French Montana is still quite relevant. And Remy Ma didn't kill anyone lol. Mainstream America loves Nicki Minaj. They don't even know who Remy Ma is!
He's not that relevant, and his style is without a doubt borrowed from the south. When NYC rappers have to tell you that they're not from the south because their style has Atlanta written all over it, that should tell you something.

Love & Hip-Hop NY isn't even as popular as Love & Hip-hop Atlanta.
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:12 PM
 
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Convenient how you left out Nicki Minaj (Queens), inarguably the biggest female rapper of all time
She is? I know NY can claim her also, but doesn't Lauryn Hill count?
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:17 PM
 
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She is? I know NY can claim her also, but doesn't Lauryn Hill count?
Lauryn Hill fell off over a decade ago. Her ship has sailed.

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Old 06-07-2017, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Lauryn Hill fell over a decade ago.
Doesn't matter when you put "of all time". That means her music during her prime is fair game and Lauryn Hill simply made far better music than Nicki.
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Old 06-07-2017, 11:15 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Doesn't matter when you put "of all time". That means her music during her prime is fair game and Lauryn Hill simply made far better music than Nicki.
True, but Lauryn only has one album Although it's a classic.
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Old 06-08-2017, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Macon, GA
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All time, NYC, but as of now ATL. I would even put LA/Cali and Chicago over NY in current times.


Younger Chicago rappers basically imitated one trap rapper (Waka Flocka) and made an entire sub-genre out of it called "Drill Music." Most of this music never made it mainstream on the radio, but social media and the internet plays such a major role now, you had people from all over imitating "Drill Music"

Chicago slang terms like "thot" (promiscuous female) and "opps" (opposition, rivals,etc.) are no commonly used by youth all over. Even young NY and NJ are making drill music

We all know the classic West Coast Cali rap, it kinda fell off for a minute, but the Bay always had an underground "sound"
LA producer DJ Mustard actually ran with that sound that originated in the Bay, so I just call it the Cali sound, it's popular in a lot of mainstream club "hip pop" sounding tracks by guys like Kid Ink, Chris Brown, Ty Dolla Sign and even a lot of those artists who are kinda mixed genre that I believe is referred to as just "Club" music but it's more like an EDM/Rap mix.

As of now, I cant think of NY having a certain sound/style that everyone else follows. NY is doing what other places are doing now.
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Old 06-08-2017, 09:51 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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If the question is which city is more famous globally for hip hop TODAY, the answer is Atlanta. It's not even close.

The overwhelming majority of hip hop's hottest producers (Mike Will, Metro Boomin, DJ Mustard) are out of ATL.
Couple that with the biggest stars in the game right now (Migos, Rae Sremmurd, Future, 21 Savage) are all out of ATL.

Honestly, it would be hard to put NYC as 2nd place. Toronto is arguably just as big RIGHT NOW as New York on hip hop. LA and Chicago a notch below



1.) Atlanta



2.) Toronto & NYC
3.) LA and Chicago
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