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I WOULD SAY YES IT HAS. ATLANTA IS LIKE A MODERN DAY MOTOWN.

We can reminsce about Will Smith, Run DMC, Grandmaster Flash, Slick Rick, Young MC, Tone -loc, some of it was OK and cute, but let's face it. Rap didn't get its real game on until LA changed the world forever with NWA. They toured the south and heavily influenced Houston, NO, Memphis, and Atlanta. LA gave hip-hop its gangsta and thug image and it hasn't quit 15-20 years later.....50 cent, jay-z and DMX are way way way more influenced by LA rap than NY rap. The world really owes Dr. Dre a lot of respect. He deserves the Nobel prize for hip-hop.

But now Atlanta is clearly the best city for hip hop.

YEA ATLANTA. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
 

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WOW! Thank you SILVERLAKE for our day in the sun, our very own spotlight! It won't be too long until Asians & tv shows about wealthy white teenagers show up in Atlanta!
 

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Now when you say best city for hip-hop, I assume you mean just alot of popular artists are just calling the place home. Most of the popular hip-hop artist in Atlanta arent really from there, they just relocated there unlike the home-bred talent of a Detroit, LA, or Houston.
 

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There is no premier city of hip hop. Atlanta, and to a lesser extent Houston, have a large concentration of record companies located there, which attracts new talent.

The one thing that I do love about LA, which is virtually nonexistent today, was its
huge gangsta rap scene, producing Tupac and the like.
 

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Gambit said:
Now when you say best city for hip-hop, I assume you mean just alot of popular artists are just calling the place home. Most of the popular hip-hop artist in Atlanta arent really from there, they just relocated there unlike the home-bred talent of a Detroit, LA, or Houston.
lol...didnt take long for a hater to appear. Your comments have nothing to do with this thread...its not where u were born...its where youre AT...and atlanta hands down has made a lot of artist big...they relocated because they knew the opportunity was better...thats a credit to the atl...
 

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Silverlake, since when was LA the premier city for hip-hop? 1992? Before you were born? The west coast might have created gangsta rap, but right now your rap scene is far from what is used to be, even before Atlanta got on the map...

But hey...your're boosting another city that isn't LA or NY...that's a change.

Grapes, accept criticism, not everyone shares your opinon.
 

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Gambit said:
Now when you say best city for hip-hop, I assume you mean just alot of popular artists are just calling the place home. Most of the popular hip-hop artist in Atlanta arent really from there, they just relocated there unlike the home-bred talent of a Detroit, LA, or Houston.

YEAH AND A LOT OF PEOPLE MOVED TO SEATTLE WHEN GRUNGE BROKE OPEN.

THERE ARE A LOT FROM ATLANTA AND IF PEOPLE ARE MOVING THERE FROM DETROIT AND LA THEN IT SHOWS WHAT A PREMEIR HIP HOP CITY IT IS.
 

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Right, because New York doesn't already kick the crap out of every city when it comes to hip-hop. But we really should give Dr. Dre the prestigious nobel prize for coming Straight Outta Compton!!1 lmfao...
 

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Right, because New York doesn't already kick the crap out of every city when it comes to hip-hop. But we really should give Dr. Dre the prestigious nobel prize for coming Straight Outta Compton!!1 lmfao...
LA influenced NY hip hop with style and aesthetic way more then the other way You wouldn't have a 50cent, j-z, DMX without LA's influence. Even Nas and Wu-Tang Clan, they owe it all to NWA, DR. DRe, Tupca and Snoop, Ice Cube...etc...

No one cares about GMF&TFF, Sugar Hill Gang, Whodini, RUN DMC, Will Smith, Tone-Loc, OPP, Afrika Bambaataa, Kurits BLows, and Young MC except maybe a bunch of yuppie karyokers or rap historians. Pre-NWA rap is a joke.

Even odd ball Public Enemy, there music style is so irrelevant today.

Dr. Dre the Godfather of real Hip Hop
 

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LA is not now, nor was it ever known as the premier city of Hip Hop, period.
And LA did not influence Houston. The Bay Area did.
 

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LA is not the premeir city of hip-hop. It was born in NYC and no other city will ever take it. Those guys you listed SILVERLAKE, were not influenced by LA rap. They're East Coast rappers.
 

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LA influenced NY hip hop with style and aesthetic way more then the other way You wouldn't have a 50cent, j-z, DMX without LA's influence. Even Nas and Wu-Tang Clan, they owe it all to NWA, DR. DRe, Tupca and Snoop, Ice Cube...etc...

No one cares about GMF&TFF, Sugar Hill Gang, Whodini, RUN DMC, Will Smith, Tone-Loc, OPP, Afrika Bambaataa, Kurits BLows, and Young MC except maybe a bunch of yuppie karyokers or rap historians. Pre-NWA rap is a joke.

Even odd ball Public Enemy, there music style is so irrelevant today.

Dr. Dre the Godfather of real Hip Hop
That's the biggest piece of shit I've read on SSC in quite some time, congrats!

Even odd ball Public Enemy, there music style is so irrelevant today.
You can't tell me PE's socially conscious lyrics are irrelevent to the crunk shit coming out of Atlanta.
 

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Mos Def
Rakim
Talib Kweli
Notorious BIG
Mobb Deep
Nas
Big Daddy Kane
Jay-Z
KRS One
The list goes on..

None of these guys have an ounce of West Coasting style in them.
 

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Yeah NWA was the best but they were together for a few years and Dr Dre is the best as well as Snoop and Ice Cube and Tupac for West Coast and he was the smartest out of all of them to get out of death row and start his own record label and sign on Eminem but other then them there really isnt any other great hip hop artist from LA
 
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