GA’s Most Wanted – Rd. 1, Rappers Take Aim at the Crown

ANDRE 3000
While he’s regarded by many as one the best lyricist on this list; some can argue that Andre 3000 has no merit to be in the conversation. Throughout the year he’s only released a verse on Ciara’s “Ride (Remix)” and a cover of The Beatles’ “All Together Now” from a Kobe Bryant Nike commercial. Yet, Three Stacks’ talents continue to be in-demand. He’s actively sought after by everyone from Drake to Young Jeezy and there’s no question that if the OutKast rapper revealed today that he’s currently recording a solo disc, fans would react in pandemonium.

B.o.B.
B.o.B. has had a phenomenal year. The 2009 XXL Freshman debuted atop the Billboard 200 with his first album, The Adventures of Bobby Ray. The multi-talented artist also racked up two No. 1 singles, “Nothin’ On You” and “Airplanes,” on The Billboard Hot 100. In addition, he recorded several big name collaborations with the likes of T.I. and Eminem, toured with Lupe Fiasco and, after years of patience and a steady grind, has established himself as a force to be reckoned with in both hip-hop and pop. His success may have just begun but you can’t deny the stats.

  • http://myspace.com/kidpistol Kid Pistol

    As far as most WANTED: T.I., in my opinion.

  • It All Started With The Padded Playgrounds

    Andre, in my opinion, but the sad reality is that Gucci Mane got these kids dumbed down. they love him. It all started with the padding on the playgrounds

  • Q461

    Andre 3000 or maybe Luda or T.I. I don’t fuck with Gucci or that no lyric Wacka Flocka Flame ass nigga

  • http://xxlmag.com Savage

    Man how tha hell is t.i. the most wanted in g.a., i mean im from n.y., but jeezy is one of my favorite artists…hes been a beast every since he came out and improved incredibly as an artist each year…jus to put that out there

  • SouljaFAGsucks

    Soulja Fag…seriously? HAHAHA – dude’s a fucking joke. GZA, Meth, all the respected Hip-Hop artists know this, he’s a disgrace to music.

  • that nigga

    How about NONE!!!!! But I will go with Young Jeezy on the strength of that new mixtape. That shit is crazy. ( I am not a fan of country “rappers”, but Im also not a hater. If shit is hot, its hot no matter who it is in my book)! B.O.B is on fire too.

  • Anonymous

    this is funny b/c a bunch of people from outside of ATL/GA are going to come in here and vote… prolly for Tip or Jeezy.

    i’m from there, but i don’t live there anymore either.

    i was there though for like the entire month of april visiting my mom, and I can tell you…

    Gucci, Waka, and Travis Porter run ATL right now. They are the heaviest on tapes, in the streets, in the clubs, and booming out of ppl’s systems.

    Roscoe Dash, B.o.B., Jeezy, Luda, and Soulja Boy got regular radio burn.

    TI’s I’m Back had just dropped and I really wasn’t hearing it much. Big Boi was absent, as was Three Stacks.

    so basically, it’s GUCCI…

    for better or worse.

    • money hawk

      bra i live in atl and gucci does not run atl he got a few hot songs so does waka and travis porter but the only people buying it is teenagers and people who dont listen to the lyrics they just listen to the beats……..so its tip jeezy 3000 and big boi all day….roscoe is garbage the beats carry him soulja boy been garbage and gucci and waka are illiterate so i rest my case

      • yoprince

        firstly, you can’t discredit teenagers.

        secondly, don’t lie to yourself.

        don’t care about lyrics? honestly, that’s most of the city.

        how you think gucci got hot in the first place? don’t try to pull that, ‘it’s only teenagers bumping gucci.’ that’s a bold-faced lie, homey.

        you prolly not really from the city. just a transplant.

        roscoe dash is not garbage. he makes cool party songs. that’s his lane and he stays in it. reminds me of KILO ALI back in the day.

        Tip and Jeezy are more like ambassadors at this point for the city.

        Gucci, Waka, and Travis Porter are hot right now within the city with real homegrown ATL folks, teenagers or not.

        put it like this, quality aside, you’re frontin’ if you say more ppl are bumping Trap or Die 2 than Mr. Zone 6. it’s the latter by a landslide.

        • El Tico Loco

          You make it sound like is a good thing when is not. Is like being the smartest kid in a special ed class.

        • yoprince

          your analogy makes no sense whatsoever… but i think i get what you’re trying to say.

          anyway, the question wasn’t “who SHOULD be the hottest in GA?” or “which rapper has the most artistic credibility in GA?”

          i presumed the question was asking who was the most wanted (by the fans) in GA?

          the answer is GUCCI… like i said for better or worse.

        • El Tico Loco

          I made a statement not a response, because as hot as Gucci or whoever is considered hot, bottom line is that it is artistic garbage. As far as fans here (that’s right I’m down here) if you notice they will eat whatever they’re fed,no matter how wack or how nice as long as it is in a pretty package they’ll support it, is a beautiful thing but it also says a lot about standards and free thinking.

  • yoprince

    this is funny b/c a bunch of people from outside of ATL/GA are going to come in here and vote… prolly for Tip or Jeezy.

    i’m from there, but i don’t live there anymore either.

    i was there though for like the entire month of april visiting my mom, and I can tell you…

    Gucci, Waka, and Travis Porter run ATL right now. They are the heaviest on tapes, in the streets, in the clubs, and booming out of ppl’s systems.

    Roscoe Dash, B.o.B., Jeezy, Luda, and Soulja Boy got regular radio burn.

    TI’s I’m Back had just dropped and I really wasn’t hearing it much. Big Boi was absent, as was Three Stacks.

    so basically, it’s GUCCI…

    for better or worse.

  • yoprince

    this is funny b/c a bunch of people from outside of ATL/GA are going to come in here and vote… prolly for Tip or Jeezy.

    i’m from there, but i don’t live there anymore either.

    i was there though for like the entire month of april visiting my mom, and I can tell you…

    Gucci, Waka, and Travis Porter run ATL right now. They are the heaviest on tapes, in the streets, in the clubs, and booming out of ppl’s systems.

    Roscoe Dash, B.o.B., Jeezy, Luda, and Soulja Boy got regular radio burn.

    TI’s I’m Back had just dropped and I really wasn’t hearing it much. Big Boi was absent, as was Three Stacks.

    so basically, it’s GUCCI….

    for better or worse.

  • FORTY

    lol how the fuck can they even put Soul Jah Boy and Wacka Flocka LAME in the category of GA most wanted…….lol give me a break..

  • Stuckfresh

    Jeezy hands down is the #1 rapper in Atl! My nigga the realest they got! Then Luda! T.I said T.I.P stands for tip the cops! So fuck that nigga! Jeezy is the best in the A in I hate when people compare Gucci to Jeezy because you can’t take Gucci seriously!

  • Khalbone

    Itz Jeezy, everybody lovez Jeezy therz questionin about his gangsta..

  • DV8

    No love for Stat Quo who is iller then all of those mentioned aside from Andre 3000?

    Hmmm…..Interesting

  • M. Baby!

    I voted for 3000 only because the entire Hip-Hop game is feening for him to come back to the game. That’s crazy when u got the whole world wanting you on their records. But currently, the hottest rapper in the “A” is Jeezy hands down. He has never let you down on any mixtape, album, or feature. He toured with the greatest in the game on the BP3 Tour…that’s nuff said right there. But tell me why Wacka & Roscoe dash are on the list??? What happened to the whole Goodie M.O.B.

  • Anonymous

    Gucci runs ATL

  • Anonymous

    Gucci

  • KGdaArtist

    I wish i could vote for more than one rapper. I’m always down for anything pertaining OutKast.If I could vote for more than just one my choices would be Big Boi, Dre, TI, and BoB. I like Luda too but as far as what I’d listen to on a daily basis it will always and forever be Big Boi and Dre. And I am HIGHLY surprised that Goodie Mob and Mike Bigga wasn’t on there. So despite who everybody else votes for, my money will always go in the directions of the DF.

  • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

    Man I have to say once Stat Drops his shit people will be checkin for him a lot more.He should have got a spot on the list instead of that soulja faggot and the wacker flock of fame.

  • Anonymous

    OK FIRST OF ALL FUCK A MIXTAPE WAS A GREAT MIXTAPE BIG BOI ALBUMN I WILL GET OUTKAST WILL BE DROPPING SOOON B.O.B I FUX WIT ON THE DAILY WAKA CAN WALK IT OUT BACK TO RIVERDALE AND WHY WOULD U TRY TO PUT RIVERDALE ON THE MAP EVERY TIME A TOUREST SAY I WANNA SEE THE HOOD THEY ASK ME IS RIVERDALE HOOD I LAUGH AND BLOW SMOKE IN THEY FACE BUT I DIGRESS I USED TO NOT LIKE JEZZY LUDA STILL GOT IT GOODIE MOB IS COMIN OUT AGAIN AND I HOPE JOC IS STILL WORKIN ON HIS GAME AND IM GONE ALLRIGHT ALLRIGH ALLRIGHT SHOUT OUT TO THE TWO LIVE STEWS

  • ff1one@yahoo.com

    co sign to the fullest. if you haven’t heard about travis porter…ur sleeping. xxl is two years late. they are prob gonna break and go nationwide before the end of the year.

    t.i. is truly the king outkast are legends b.o.b. the future. i don’t think its right to include soulja boi because he from mississippi and only moved when he got on.

    if that was the case, put nas on the list, nas lives in atl.

    besides that, there are a lot of other acts in atl vs what’s getting radio burn.

  • KS

    Being born in Atlanta, raised in Decatur….T.I.> Jeezy. as far as flow and lyrical content you cant possibly think jeezy is a better artist. And of course the best artist in the entire group is Andre whom i voted for.

    SN: Jeezy isnt from atlanta either hes from south carolina. but i guess he spent a substantial amount of time in atlanta so meh

  • Drewxtwo

    how come Donnis wasn’t on this list?

  • Gucci

    Gucci hands down is the best in the game. Not just ATL but all over. Gucci the Entertainer. Hate him or Love Him, it’s him.

    The Gucci fans love the hate, so bring it on.

  • gift

    @gucci IT’S OBVIOUS YOU’RE DELUSIONAL OR JUST A DIE HARD GUCCI FAN. bEST IN THE GAME? NEGRO PLEASE LOL!!!!!

    ANYHOW, HOW THE FUCK DO TRAVIS PORTER, SOLJAH BWOY, AND WAKA FLOCKA MAKE THE LIST? gUCCI BEEN GETTIN BASHED ON THIS SITE FOR A WHILE, SO I DON’T NEED TO MENTION HIS NAME. WHAT’S REALLY FUNNY ABOUT TRAVIS PORTER, IS HE CAME TO AUSTIN, TX ABOUT 3 OR 4 MONTHS AGO, AND GOT HIS BITCH ASS WHOOPED FOR TRYING TO SET TRIP WIT SOME BLOOD NIGGAS. i KNOW THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE LIST OR THIS COLUMN, BUT IT JUST GOES TO SHOW EVEN FURTHER, WHY HE HAS NO BUSINESS IN THIS LIST. TI, JEEZY, 3 STACKS AND BIG BOI ALL DAY. tHEY SHOULD HAVE LISTED KILLER MIKE ON THIS BITCH TOO. mY BAD (MIKE BIGGA)

  • Arw3000

    I’m okay wiht the list…but yall forgot about Killer Mike, Young Dro, and Cee-lo Green

  • sparkcity911

    A YO I DEMAND A RECOUNT….jeezy my ninja..son last mix tape trap or die 2 was SMACK yo….straight african herion..ask me stat,jay
    electronika,an that lil nigga currency should
    be on this list….S.C.STAND UP.

    • Slim901

      Jay Electronica and Currensy are from New Orleans so why should they be on this list?

  • Sincere

    it’s got to be tip or luda and i love kast but sir lucious and 3stacks aren’t the same without one another. a tip and luda collabo would shut down the whole state.

  • swype-matic

    Damn, waka flocka look even wack in his picture. Who the hell would NOT wanna rob him?

  • gift

    WHY THE FUCK WASN’T PILL ON THIS LIST. THIS DUDE HAS RELEASED MULTIPLE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED MIXTAPES, AND SPIT HARDER THAN BOUT 3 OR 4 NIGGS ON THAT LIST. REAL TALK

  • SITERBUN

    Gucci has the dopest Lyrics AND Beats hands down. Everyone else is straight up WACK. Here’s proof:

    I don’t wear tight jeans like the white boys
    But I do get wasted like the white boys
    Now I’m looking for a bitch to suck dis almond joy
    Said she gotta stop sucking ’cause her jaw’s sore

    Gotta bitch on the couch, bitch on the floor
    Party just popping up but now he rolling more
    Rolled on, 3 pills now, he on 4 idk, why?
    But that remy turned into a whore

    Walked in the club, pocket full of big faces
    Got the 40 on my waist and it’s off safety
    ‘Bout 40 goons wit me and we all wasted
    Only remy straight tonight dawg no chasing

    Rock star lifestyle might don’t make it
    Living life high everyday click wasted
    Sipping on purple stuff rolling up stanky
    Wake up in the morning 10 clock dranking

  • gift

    @SITERBUN

    Yeah that song go hard, but that’s plies vers you spittin homie. Not Gucci’s. Honestly, the song probably wouldn’t have been as live if Plies didn’t get on the song. Gucci’s production is fuckin rediculous though, He got zaytoven, mel man, and a few others, so his beats are always on point, but lyrically, it is not, will not, and cannot be so.

  • mac

    why does andre get all the credit from outkast? did anyone listen to the love below that has to be overall one of the worst cd’s ever. big boi always held it down and still does. so that why he tops my list. big, t.i, luda, andre, BOB, jeezy and then lets just stop. this though is coming from the north

    • swype-matic

      Haha! That’s true, I always rode w/ Big Boi, especially in the latter years. 3Stacks has some amazing verses, but that’s exactly what they are—VERSES. But he doesn’t have any amazing songs today, especially rap songs. You can’t be crowned a GOAT if you don’t have an official solo album out.

      So everybody sayin’ J. Cole, Jay Electronica, and others are greats, they’re NOT, they don’t have albums out.

  • El Tico Loco

    I’m going with the missing choice which is Pill, I see the potential of him staying around for a while, same for B.O.B. Now for the people vying for Souljah Boy, Roscoe Dash, Travie Porter where probably doing the same for the Shop Boys, D4L, Dem Franchize boys and Alliance a few years back, hell F.L.Y. already on the way out the door. By now some of ya’ll should have a feel for who’s gonna be around for years to come and who’s a flash in the pan.

  • http://xxlmag.com The Fix

    T-rock and Mike bigga>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  • Anonymous

    First of all souljia boy not from atl/ga when superman came out he was still in Mississippi but as far as most wanted it has to be either ti jeezy luda or 3 stacks

  • Static Flow

    wheres Pll he better den gucci,soulja boy, flocka and roscoe

  • http://j-mace.deviantart.com Shawty J

    Though not my personal favorite on this list, Tip’s probably the most wanted.

  • http://j-mace.deviantart.com Shawty J

    Though he’s not my personal favorite on this list, Tip’s probably the most wanted.

  • dhruv

    idk about wanted but int terms of skill , andre 3000 and big boi are in league of their own in this case. Ludacris= his last album was garbage and now he is doing J beiber and taio cruz. TI- been really inconsitent for me , murdered bet I and made fancy pretty much unberaable. Big Boi- Just released a damn good album

  • dhruv

    killer mike > 3/4 this list

    • KGdaArtist

      I co-sign that one lol. Big Boi on top of his game right now. And I am hopin and prayin for Dre to put something out soon. He’s singing is cool but I’m really hopin for rappin

  • Clever

    xxl….notice how small that looks, that’s how small Soulja puss, and Roscoe slash his ass off da list means. Waka fucka flame, bullshit also, just a bunch of rambling, Wheres Killer at? xxl that’s why ya’ll are small, you pencil dick muahphukka’z lost ya ballz and sight of Hip-Hop somewhere along the line. Gucci, I’mma try to cut this idiot just a slight little slack, but to perfectly honest, ain’t none of them got a partial Bar that could slightly nudge Mr.3000 yea dig? Majority of them on that list, are doing it for the money. Period, love first, then money second.

  • sensesince

    damn only 6 out of 10 of these rappers are lyrical and as for who is the most heard in atl its gucci its sad to say but true but it’s not my fault that a whole state wants to listen to a fuckin wack ass rapper and it’s easy to see why the south is dominate right now cuz xxl is only releasing articles about them or explaining how hard the east and west coast fell off then the next day publish a article about the south or a southern artist I mean how can the south be even considered good when only 6 out of 10 rappers are lyrical in this list and its not really the south’s fault its cuz most ppl want to listen to shitty ass music from their native artist and then the south argues to everybody that the other coast whine too much and are not doin shit about it well lets see everybody is angry at the south cuz their on top right now but have the worst artist that the game has ever seen and have let this generation of hip hop down and its funny cuz the golden age of hip hop let me see had barely any southern artist and were from the east and west and xxl you can put donnis or B.o.B on the freshmen list but not an emcee like vado from Harlem see if the media just focused its attention back on the east and west and push these artist we may be able to get back to the golden age of rap again and forget how bad the south fucked up when they had the chance to have the limelight on them and put out wack ass rappers like soulja boy wacka and gucci and the other dozen wack ass southern rappers outkast is cool though the were rapping during the 90′s

    • Adamsville Mafia

      Scarface LP coming, Ti coming, Outkast coming, Bun B coming, Trick Daddy coming, Rick ross coming, Andre 3000 solo coming, Big K.R.I.T coming homie dont count us out yet we doing it big this year…Gucci and them niggaz are retarded I know but you have to admit we trying to trim the fat its alot less of those artists around then their used to be. Everywhere gonna have some crap to filter in NY you got Ron brownz, Lil mama, DJ Webster, MIMS, and other watered down niggas so it aint just us.

      Out west they got New Boyz (who actually if you get past the skinny jeans and jerkin crap they aint half bad), All that Hyphy go stupid dumb retarded shit. Everywhere got something other people might not understand or like (Washington DC’s go go scene) but like you said we just have the spotlight on us, but trust me my nigga we not all supporting this BS in the A trust me..

  • iTS-the-KiD

    wtf is Roscoe Hoe and Soulja Bitch doin in GA’s Most Wanted list?

    They should be on FAGS most wanted list…

    T.I. & Jeezy & Ludacris & Gucci Mane run ATL

  • Vegeta

    If it ain’t T.I. then Hip-hop fans have truly lost their mind..

  • Adamsville Mafia

    LOL@some of these comments…First off it depends on what side of the A you on if you wanna talk about what people are bumping. More people bumping Mr. Zone 6 then TOD2 and Fuck A Mixtape? I think not lil homie, its no competition. They only bumping that shit b/c it just came out. Gucci has his select fanbase mostly the eastside b/c out here in the West we fuck with T.I., Jeezy, Mike Bigga, Dro, Pill, 3 Stacks, Big Boi. Westside A Music > Eastside A music and that real talk.

    Roscoe Dash? Travis Porter? Nigga please these cats aint doing shit. Hell if you want to bring these niggas up why not Yung LA or F.L.Y or J-Futuristic…put all them niggas in a can shake it up and pull a name thats how diverse they are. Let me be a lil ignant nigga also and say Jose Guapo runnin the A are yall fucking moronic?

    Love Below one of the wackest CD’s ever? smh…expand ya range nigga cuz ya cerebals to narrow to absorb the pure genius of that LP which sold over 10 millino in the US by the way, and it wasnt b/c of Speakerboxx I can tell you that. Big Boi’s LP :Sir Lucious Left Foot: is probably one of the hotttest albums period of 2010. T.I gonna kill em with King Uncaged, Jeezy gonna kill them with TM 103. The A shining bright and we are starting to clean house on these non rappin ass niggas like D4L, Crime Mob etc…

    P.S. Stat Quo is hot but he aint dropped an album..

    • KS

      you do know Andre 3000 is from the eastside right? and Big Boi is from Savannah then moved to eastpoint/college park area. Luda is from the college park area when he moved from chicago. Actually the only artist up there from the westside is T.I. so ummmm yeah…

      • KS

        My bad forgot B.O.B. is from the eastside too.

  • BeerGangsta

    ATL stand for Another Tiddy Loose. Fuck Atlanta!! No other cost care about that country Gay Shit!! Miami King of South!! Fuck TI or IT what every the Heffer name is.

  • Arw3000

    Beergangsta…i’m waiting on confirmation but I’m pretty sure u just earned yourself the Hater of the Year Award. Much respect to Miami and the entire Florida sound. Yall influenceced us and GA definitely influenced yall. Joc should be on the list just for makin everybody’s remix hotter. Killer Mike aint selling much but on talent alone he should be givin credit. Last but by not least CEE LO GREEN! That boi good!

  • PRFinest787

    Yall crazy man ya put Wocka Flaca,Soulja and Rosco????!!!!! instead of Killer Mike,Pastor Troy and Oj damn

  • DIZZLMAN SR

    wacka flocka and soulja boy are the worst rappers ever. they are single handedly ruining teenagers’ brain cells by the millions. DONNIS AND MIKE BIGGA deserve to be on this list. roscoe dash ain’t put in enough work to be on this list.

    IS soulja boy even from GA. Gucci Mane is also from ALABAMA.

  • Dub

    Speakin as someone from Riverdale, GA, which is just on the southside of Atlanta, Brick Squad is bumpin HARD right now… A lot of times when rappers transcend that local status, they don’t get as much love from the home team as they used to. When Trap Muzik came out, TI got mo listeners in the city than anybody. You ain’t really hear too many people bumpin Paper Trail in the city. Right now, its Brick Squad and this futuristic bullshit that’s runnin the city right now.

    PS: Young Dro, Pill and Killer Mike should’ve been on this list

  • rah

    soulja bitch,waka flacka fagot,gucci,n rossco shouldnt have even been on there.theres way better south rappers out at this time.and soulja bitch said hes not even hip hop

  • http://www.facebook.com/crocker182 Crocker

    FUCK YOU XXL.

    Anybody other than Kast, Killer Mike, TIP, or Luda needn’t not be mentioned, as far as a King of The South arguement goes. But I forgot, it’s based on buzz and popularity. You know, instead of actual skills. Gee, what are those again?

  • The_Kza

    I’m gonna have to say that Kast is what gave GA a lifeline. Luda, Tip, etc, pretty much anybody that came out after Outkast got their skills from the them and the Dungeon Family. Man how i miss that ole Goody from back in the day.

  • Port Lyfe

    Real Talk Gucci running the A and GA period…but thats because Jeezy aint dropped yet soon as TM103 come out Jeezy will run GA again. Outkast as whole could easily destroy this list. Im surprised Killer Kill from da Ville didnt get no mention its gonna be a problem when Killer Mike drop the Grand Hustle debut

  • 6ossG

    maaan wtf. i cant believe these niggas didnt put PASTR TROY up here .PASTOR TROY put ga on the map