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Old 10-21-2011, 09:14 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Never heard of Atlanta being a pioneer of southern rap. Perhaps you'd like to elaborate.
I would call Atlanta a pioneer of the earlier stages of southern rap. But lyrically, Houston is the city that was at the forefront. UGK and the Geto Boys are seen as the forefathers of the genre, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a southern rapper who would say otherwise.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:20 PM
 
Location: The big blue yonder...
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I remember some old school rappers from Texas... LOL!

Remember Ron C? Or Nemesis?

Back when Atlantans used to listen to Ron C, Nemesis, Kid Sensation (From Seattle), B.O.S.E., Too Short (Oakland), Kilo Ali, DJ Kizzy Rock, MC Shy D, Baby D (the OLD Baby D & not the one from JJ Fad), etc...
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:29 PM
 
Location: The big blue yonder...
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Never heard of Atlanta being a pioneer of southern rap. Perhaps you'd like to elaborate.
Oh, yeah there were some rappers from Atlanta back in the 80s. I'm trying to remember the name of this 3 man rap group from Atlanta right now. They came out back in like 86. Now, I'm not claiming that they were nice, but they were there...

I remember listening to a MC Shy D in the 80s. I remember Baby D from the Late 80s. I can't even find his stuff on Youtube now, but when I DO find something, I'll tell you where to find him.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I would call Atlanta a pioneer of the earlier stages of southern rap. But lyrically, Houston is the city that was at the forefront. UGK and the Geto Boys are seen as the forefathers of the genre, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a southern rapper who would say otherwise.
Just seemed he was trying to say Atlanta was on the scene before Houston was. It's pretty much known Houston is what put the south on the map.
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:33 PM
 
Location: The big blue yonder...
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Just seemed he was trying to say Atlanta was on the scene before Houston was. It's pretty much known Houston is what put the south on the map.
"Before?" Nobody ever said anything about "before..."
What I'm saying is, don't try to push Atlanta's involvement backwards a decade. Atlanta was there in the 80s.

Anyone would agree that Houston was on the scene 1st, but Atlanta ultimately made a larger footprint.
Only thing is, the old Houston rappers that I remember, they carried a very West-coast influenced style. It wasn't until Ghetto Boys til they started getting their own voice... Then UGK & Outkast came next...

OLD OLD rappers like Nemesis & Ron C sounded like they could've been straight from Oakland... And OLD OLD Atlanta rappers were usually mistaken for being from either Miami or somewhere out west. Atlanta had a specific sound, but it was whack...
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:34 PM
 
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Never heard of Atlanta being a pioneer of southern rap. Perhaps you'd like to elaborate.
Houston and Miami were first to get a Artists mainstream but that doesn't mean Atlanta was absent underground.

Underground artists Raheem The Dream, Splack Pack, MC Shy-D, A-Town Players, Hitman Sammy Sam, Kilo All of which started with with mix tapes in the late 80s or early 90s. You may not recognized their names but chances are you probably heard at least one song by all them. Organized Noize and The Dungeon Family form in the late 80s.

Dungeon Family PART ONE (pg. 2) | VIBE

I don't know know why Da brat is listed but everything else is right.
Atlanta's top 30 list of old-school rap songs | Atlanta Music Blog

CB A-Town Rap & Bass 1985-1992

MTVNews.com: My Block: Atlanta
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:47 AM
 
Location: NC/IL/MI
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I also don't find I-20 or Young Jeezy (though improved) to be that lyrical either. Young Dro at times is as well.
Young Jeezy is decent IMO. His last album The Recession was good. Skill wise he's no Immortal Technique or even Jay Z but he's good at what he does.

Young Dro is decent too.
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Old 10-22-2011, 09:50 AM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Jeezy doesn't rap. He talks. I still listen to his stuff, though.
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:59 PM
 
Location: The big blue yonder...
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Jeezy doesn't rap. He talks. I still listen to his stuff, though.
LOL!!!
That's still my dude!
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Old 10-22-2011, 01:06 PM
 
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Houston and Miami were first to get a Artists mainstream but that doesn't mean Atlanta was absent underground.

Underground artists Raheem The Dream, Splack Pack, MC Shy-D, A-Town Players, Hitman Sammy Sam, Kilo All
I think I strayed from my original point because other thoughts popped up and took over. But that (in bold) was my original point. Thanks, you said it best...
This is exactly why my lyrics (when I was young rapping) were whack, but I could destroy people freestyling.


And WOW!!! You went WAAAAAY Back!
I remember Hitman Sammy Sam was like already a decade into rap by the mid 90s. He was already an old rapper by the mid 90s!!! LOL!!! He must be like 50 something now! LOL! No, really how old is he now?
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