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View Poll Results: More famous for hip hop?
Atlanta 61 22.18%
New York City 195 70.91%
Equal 19 6.91%
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Old 06-08-2017, 11:02 PM
 
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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

How is NYC ahead of LA and Chicago in this day and age? I'd put Detroit, Miami, Philly (barely) as well as LA and Chicago ahead of NYC. NYC and Philly had battle rap (if anyone follows the URL or Lions Den) but Baltimore, VA, NC, Delaware, St. Louis, Detroit and Chicago took that over too.
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Old 06-09-2017, 07:11 AM
 
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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.
And you wouldn't say that southern rappers were heavily influenced by NYC rappers? That'd be pretty surprising since NYC rappers basically set the blueprint for rap in general. Y'know, because it was invented there.
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Old 06-09-2017, 07:31 AM
 
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True, but Lauryn only has one album Although it's a classic.
That's enough to put her over some scrub like Nicki.
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Old 06-09-2017, 09:36 AM
 
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That's enough to put her over some scrub like Nicki.
True, but that's one less current big time artist from NYC who's currently popular. There's not many to choose from.
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Old 06-09-2017, 09:40 AM
 
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All I have to say is that I'm glad I was born in the early 80s and grew up with the entire 90s and heard the hip hop that came from all regions when it was raw, versatile, and different. Everything is the same from the lyrics to the flow. So if it's Atlanta today, NYC should be happy about that since most of the music on the radio is trash.
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Old 06-09-2017, 09:40 AM
 
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And you wouldn't say that southern rappers were heavily influenced by NYC rappers? That'd be pretty surprising since NYC rappers basically set the blueprint for rap in general. Y'know, because it was invented there.
You said that southern rappers were influenced by NYC rappers. Can you give me a time frame for the term "were?"
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Old 06-09-2017, 10:47 AM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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All I have to say is that I'm glad I was born in the early 80s and grew up with the entire 90s and heard the hip hop that came from all regions when it was raw, versatile, and different. Everything is the same from the lyrics to the flow. So if it's Atlanta today, NYC should be happy about that since most of the music on the radio is trash.
New York had its garbage on the radio in the 90's. Remember Puff Daddy and the shiny suit era?
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Old 06-09-2017, 10:59 AM
 
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New York had its garbage on the radio in the 90's. Remember Puff Daddy and the shiny suit era?
ODB was garbage. RIP

People will gloss over NYC's worst rappers since their reign was so long ago, just as they do with the 50s and 60s when the civil Rights movement, and civil unrest was at its Apex.
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Old 06-09-2017, 11:01 AM
 
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New York had its garbage on the radio in the 90's. Remember Puff Daddy and the shiny suit era?
Never said it didn't but they did have far more quality than every other city in the 90's.
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Old 06-09-2017, 12:52 PM
 
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Historically the answer is #1 NY #2 L.A #3 Atlanta

In today's time it's #1 Atlanta #2 L.A #3 NY

Arguably the best rappers out aren't even from Atlanta.

Drake ( Toronto )

Kendrick ( Compton )

J cole ( North Carolina )

We can argue Future and the Migos even though they're from Gwinett County.

But from 2000 - 12,Atlanta has been the biggest platform in hip hop.

In L.A we caught a ressuergence around 2013 with a few big heavy hitters.Dj Mustard,Nipsey,Kendrick,Yg,Ty dolla,
Schoolboy Q and couple others.

In NY,it's Young Ma & French Montana.Dave east is coming up too and Nicki Minaj isn't worth mentioning lol
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