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[Mo' Ammunition: 21 Reasons Why The South Is Not Ruining Hip-Hop]

21 Reasons Why The South Is, Indeed, Ruining Hip-Hop

1. Three 6 Mafia: Two words: La Chat.

2. Cee-Lo Green: He turned his back on one of the greatest Southern rap groups of all time. I’m sure there are three sides to every story, but I find this unforgivable. (Unless, of course, one of them impregnated your babymomma. Then you crank up some 808-driven tune about keeping your foot on that batch’s neck and call it a day.)

3. No one copped Deliverance: Thus explaining why The Charm is one big step backwards for Southernkind. Especially that “Ms. New Booty.”

4. D4L: You cannot defend the indefensible.

5. Dem Franchize Boys: Except for Parlae. Word on the skreet is his G is certified. And I can always get with a brother trying to change his life.

6. Jazze Pha: This is another Jazze Phizzle producshizzle. Please stone me. Quickly.

7. The Circus: Apparently, some Negro gypsies passed through ATL and had the nerve to leave the Ying Yang Twins behind. (The show hasn’t been the same since losing Lerch-man and Gizmo-boy.)

8. Baby “Birdman” Williams AKA The #1 Stunna: Time was, you could do nothing but admire the brother’s hustle. But since then, he’s ruined one of the greatest rap conglomerates ever, sold butt-ugly sneakers and channeled the lesser parts of both Suge Knight and Puffy Diddy into one useless persona.

9. 8 Ball & MJG: For not knowing better than to sign with the Puff Monster. (How much Crown Royal where you guys drinking?)

10. Paul Wall & Johnny the Jeweler: Just. Stop.

11. Insecurrre Southern Hip-Hop fans: It’s hard to appreciate the good music that comes from the Dirty Dirty with you whiners broadcasting your martyr syndrome/victimization complex all over the place. (As an esteemed journalistic legend and noted doctor once said, “Quit yer bitchin’.”) Don’t know who’s hating on you, but it’s no one over here.

12. Pen & Pixel Graphics: Ubkkene aknenke knkla plnlnll.

13. Lil Flip: A kcuffin’ Leprechaun? Geezus H.

14. Because it’s not New York: You idiots are going to read this, anyway. Just figured I’d make it easier for you oxygen deprived jokes of nature.

15. Southern-based drug cartels run RabbitShare: And they tried to tell us that “snap music” was something more than it was. That crap was no G-Funk.

16. Chamillionaire: Three mixtapes and you couldn’t finish Mike Jones? What are you—enrolled in the Jayceon T. Taylor Shool for Useless Run-On Rap Beef?

17. Mr. Collipark: Intimate club music, my eye. The cow has been milked. You caught two great songs out of it. Move on, Blackman. Move on.

18. Universal Records: After they got lucky with Cash Money, they were throwing money at anything with gold teeth and a drop top. Because of this, there was a lot of really bamma shiite released around the turn of the century. I’d give you names, but I sold all that crap on Houston Street with the quickness.

19. Pastor Troy: Homey switched up to go mainstream. I blame Universal.

20. Chingo Bling: Maybe I’m not smart enough to catch the detournement (word to Clyde Smith), but from here, it looks like you’re clowning on Mexicans. We don’t condone that type of thing over here.

21. OZONE Magazine: Because each issue has more than enough ammunition to fill this list 36 times over.

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  • WHAT!?

    Hey smart one, didnt you know La CHat isnt in Three Six anymore?

  • WHAT!?

    Oh and 8ball and MJG are much better than your favorite rappers in the g-unit.

  • bluerid

    its time to move on le me see whats up with camron i got a guilty concious.

  • Mikey Ess AKA SukedowN

    So Mike Jones and Young Jeezy aren’t ruining hip-hop, while Chamillionaire and Jazze Pha are ruining it?

    And does anyone even know about/care about La Chat?

    For her to make it to #1 you’d think that she had even went gold before or something…

    You’re lists are neither informed, controversial, or even entertaining. They are merely laughable. And we all need a little comic relief sometimes. Thanks, son.

  • http://www.abitnice.com/canibringmygat noixe

    “Dem Franchize Boys: Except for Parlae. Word on the skreet is his G is certified. And I can always get with a brother trying to change his life.”

    dude knowing that much about DFB is a bad look. we know you got posters and shit.

    plus int one of the dudes named “jizzle man”? don’t think that needs elaboration.

  • dameSTATUS

    aren’t you that gunYoga Fag?

    magnum XL? keep that shit to yourself homohabilus.

  • Therapist

    whats with this deep obsession with the south… it’s pathetic bruh…

    for every la chat, theres an amil

    for every corny ass snap song, theres some shit as corny as the whistle song, both doing what they were intended to do.. why niggas can’t take them both for what they are, I dont understand…

    for every wack ass rapper to come out the south, theres a wack ass rapper that comes out in ny (if you even wanna call mixtapes actually coming out..)

    yea the south is really RUINING hip hop, since before we took over it was in its peak form!

    get real, you can’t ruin something that was already in ruins…

    funny how people forget the jiggy era, and thats effect on hip hop… but i guess we should blame the south for that too..

  • http://naw.com naw

    hahaha.
    A lot of the shit you said is stupid, but a fair amount was pretty funny. Respect due.

  • Bzpot15

    there is a diffrence between cham and game
    game is killing an entire crew cham only had beef with mike

  • http://d oh god

    this is pathetic..after that bun b incident xxl is on an anti south mission..do us a favor and get off interscopes dick and just present hip hop news..stop this bias bullshit.

    p.s. ive always been an eastern rap fan more than south but this is ridic

  • BIG ED FROM NY

    16. Chamillionaire: Three mixtapes and you couldn’t finish Mike Jones? What are you—enrolled in the Jayceon T. Taylor Shool for Useless Run-On Rap Beef?…..funny!!!! and FUCK THE GAME HE AINT KILLIN SHIT BUT HIMSELF WITH HIS WACKASS, CONVERSE WEARING, DR. DRE ASS KISSING, WEST COAST I DONT NEED ANYBODY SELF LOATHING BULLSHIT!!! QUEENS WE RUN NEW YORK (AND HIS SNEAKER ARE UGLY, I HAVENT SEEN NOBODY WEARING THE UGLY THINGS) EVEN STEVE-O FROM “JACKASS” FAME CALLED HIMA BITCH!!!

  • http://www.billykincaid.com Billy Kincaid

    Wow. Did any of y’all go to school? You all really need to brush up on your English.

  • http://www.ohword.com Sach

    21 Reasons Why the Eastcoast is calling the Kettle Black

    1. Fat Joe: Two Words: Remi Martin

    2. Q-Tip: He turned his back on one of the greatest rap groups of all time. In fact he hasn’t delivered a proper album since the 90’s. Unforgivable

    3. No one copped…let’s see…Monkey Bars, Long hot Summer, Purple Haze, The Pretty Toney album, Streets Disciple… nuff said.

    4. Ja Rule: Solely responsible for half the crap on the airwaves for the three first years of the millennium.

    5. G-G-G-G-UNIT: Except for…ah fuck it, these guys haven’t released a decent CD since the mixtape before Fiddy’s first album. Admit it.

    6. Swizz Beats: Casio jackin, rat faced, hypeman motherfucker. Fuck stoning me even the kush won’t help.

    7. Fight Klub: A bunch of wack rappers calling each other wack rappers does not a decent artist make.

    8. P Puffington of Diddy: The OG annoying rap impresario (peace to Russell) who’s still milking his dead friend for all he’s worth with terrible remixes and worst clones. Fuck a Shyne.

    9. Pharaohe Monch: For not knowing better than to sign with the Steve “not-so-Loud” Rifkind. (doh!)

    10. Dipset’s stylists: Yes homo. MAD homo.

    11. Insincere New York Hip-Hop fans: If the city was pumping out De La Soul’s, LONS’, Wu-Tang’s, Mobb Deep’s and Biggies on the regular no one would even care about this whole regional rap thing. You know the city sucks right now.

    12. Whoever tried to make Ghost look like an R&B singer at Def Jam: Should have stuck with the rawness.

    13. MF Doom: The cartoon mouse thing was a bit too much. Bring back the style about leaving your rhymes up under the top bunk in C-Block.

    14. Because the current best rappers out of New York are out of VA: Hell Hath no Fury coming soon.

    15. You bastids broke up the Roc: That was the one decent label New York had going for it. Now Jay’s busy pushing Ne-Yo cds and Dame is on the back of a milk carton.

    16. Saigon: Your unsigned hype was half a decade ago, even Nas didn’t take that long to drop.

    17. The Roots: Stop acting so damn bougie just because you got a bunch of instruments on stage. Black Thought has the charisma of a cardboard box.

    18. Ruff Ryder Records: After they got lucky with DMX, they subjected us to bullshit albums from Eve, Drag-On and Jadakiss, none which were worth the disc they were printed on.

    19. Canibus: Homey switched up to go mainstream. Then went on some crazy space shit to add insult to injury.

    20. Matisyahu: The Beasties were one thing but this guy ain’t no too live Jew.

    21. The Source and XXL Magazine: Because like the Democrats and Republicans, they’re both running and ruining shit.

  • jonzun crew

    Yeah man, South does some catchy shit but it sure ain’t hip hop. But you can’t blame people for switching over since the only cats to really rep NYC over the past decade or so are Biggie, Jay-Z, Nas, Ghostface and Raekwon. The rest of these NY kids are straight boring. Cam is charismatic but his shit leaves me cold. NYC has been turning out shit for a while. I live there btw. Bad Boy? Get real… Puff is an amazing business man and a good producer bit shit that whole roster was whack aside from Biggie. Now the south’s pretty much got the 2 Live Crew or 95 South to look up to as elder statesmen of thier scene so its not like they have a Rakim or a Jay-Z that set a blueprint. Thoughts?

  • jonzun crew

    oh i forgot to mention Immmortal Technique on the “new” NY MC’s

  • Southern Truth

    Your hating ass list should rather be “21 Reasons Why The South Is, Indeed, RUNNING Hip-Hop”. NY cats should stop wining, and start taking back the charts again.

  • stilldiggin

    Bravo…Bravo! Fuck ALL that ignorant southern trash! Dude’s need to go back to school and learn how to write. I’m sick of all the sam i am green eggs and ham bullshit rhymes…we dont care how much coke you’ve sold, fat asses you’ve tapped or your ridiculous diamond grills and jewelry…step your rap game up fools!!!!

  • donth8

    there is a time and place for everything. sometimes you want to lean wit it and rock wit it in the club (Dem Franchise Boys); sometimes you want that knowledge of self (Black Star). rap is filling those voids although the former more than the latter. there needs to be more balance but you can’t just knock a whole region for doing there thing. knock the people who aren’t culturally diverse enough to appreciate conscious rap with intricate beats. if there was a market for it you would see more of it.

  • BIG ED FROM NY

    SACH you are right with all those 21 reasons but NYC rappers need to check themself and NYC radio listener need to protest that 20 times a day shit… look i love NYC and everything about it but when i hear the same song played 3 times in 1 hour its getting out of hand…not to mention that every “back in the day” joint is from biggie or alliyah… both who were two of the best but there were more from artist backk in the day!!!! i for one dont even listen to the goddam radio anymore… and southern rap is pretty kool but they to me are fucking up hip-hop cause all they do is flash some “grills” or a 6-foo and that downsouth gibberish!!!

  • Randy

    haha east coast stay losin.. words from one of your homo rappers “U MAD?”.. NY/east coast are the mad rappers indeed.. when West was on top u cried like bitches, now the South on top u cry like bitches… LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME!

  • Mikey Ess AKA SukedowN

    Sach:

    C’mon, how you gonna dis The Roots like that?

    They are one of the only things hip-hop NATIONWIDE really has going for it right now.

    Black Thought doesn’t have to be charismatic because The Roots aren’t trying to shove millions of garbage CDs down our throat.

    They’re trying to put something real and talented out there.

  • nav

    Anyone who thinks southern ‘rap’ is better than any other form of hip-hop surely knows nothing of the history of the culture (yes, i know i sound like big nose aka krs). Its not even hip-hop-how many times have southern artists made a reference to breakin, graffiti etc.? None of the elements is really represented and sorry, iced grillz and unoriginal names beginning with ‘lil’, ‘young’ or ‘big’ don’t count.

    Put bluntly, the music is usually for kids, done by kids-no intellect/ decent lyricism/original concepts and if a rapper’s personlity is characterised by the new era cap they have on, then it shows how crap hip-hop has come. I ain’t even from US-go outside ur country and see how much love these southern ‘artists’ get overseas? I tell you what-not as much as Wu-tang or most east coast artists! (and that’s a fact) Diss East Coast however much u want, but hip-hop originated there, don’t u forget it. Read in vibe that rakim influenced juvenile’s flow-yeah, it really shows. Young Jeezy and snow??b-orin-clipse done that b4 and b4 that, nearly any east/west artist. Boy must have been crying like a bitch after getting caught on gun charges (u dumbass). T.I was sobbin as well on punk’d-don;’t believe what he says in his music, one on one, with probably anybody, boy is gettin beat down.
    If east coast artists chat about stuff they ahve one, believing them over half these fakers (not stupid like jeezy, c-murder, T.I)

    The music in general that the south puts out is a diluted form of hip-hop. Talent is questionable in the form of Young Buck, Boyz In Da Hood, Lil Flip (‘flipper’-worst nickname ever, can’t take this rapper seriously now).

    I get the idea that most of these rappers are lazy stereotypes (cash money, no limit) and where did the concept of bling-bling come from? one of the most biggest generalisations (that fucks up the rep of hip-hop) associated with modern rap (thanks for that as usual south-really helping to break the stereotypes) came from the south.

    Apart from devin, scarface, ugk, outkast, luda, maybe T.I.(.T), south is responsible for a lot of bullshit (by any old crack dealer who thinks he has ‘talent’ because his life (at one time) is/was ‘real’). Don’t you forget that.

  • nav

    where’s my job at xxl? get me 2 cover southern music

  • Slo Motion

    Sach, that NY reply list was hysterical and completely on-point.

    It’s true, virtually every criticism of southern rap applies to most rap music on the radio for the past 10 years, from any region.

    Southern rap on the radio has novelty value right now — people are thrilled to hear mindless party music that sounds slightly different than the mindless party music manufactured by Murder Inc., Bad Boy, Busta and G-Unit in recent years. The differences are superficial.

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  • http://www.ozonemag.com ozone mag

    regarding #21…

    so i see you’ve been getting the mag? haha…can’t be mad at free pub

  • mike

    fuck all that shit, ya’ll east coast niggas been wack. Biggie,Jay-Z and Nas kept yall alive. Look at the bigger picture. yall biggest two labels Def Jam and Bad Boy has turned on yall and formed Def Jam South and Bad Boy South and all their last few artist have been from da south. So now they don’t have faith in ya’ll ass. Ya’ll think it is about over muthafucker this just the beginning!!!!!!!

  • Yung “Cee-Eye” So Fly

    “14. Because the current best rappers out of New York are out of VA: Hell Hath no Fury coming soon.”

    Sash you are fukkin A right.

  • TrueLife

    Simply…the south is running it, because the white people like it. They like that good old coon music. Let those black negros entertain again.
    Make sure the real lyrics dont get exposed, that means them black people are reading again.

  • SWade

    hmmmmm…. come on now there is so much garbage in the East Coast there is probably more crappy artist in the East Coast than the south. How can you say yall havent ruined hip hop with your garbage ass artist who cant make good music and make it listenable. Ghostface needs to get with the times his album was sub par but dude really needs to check into this century. Yall have so many crap artist you cant even talk about the south. G-G-G-GUnit….. Fat Joe and his crappy ass clique. Chamillionaire only released 1 mixtape by the way but shit how about we talk about Jay Z and Nas not being able to destroy either one of their careers. No rapper can seriously end anothers career most likely if the rapper stop selling they eventually were going to anyway…

  • SWade

    O yea we’re strong enough to take over hip hop but the East Coast is to weak to save it.

  • Mike

    this is all true, but why don’t you niggas flip the script and list 21 reasons why NEW YORK is ruining hip hop? Why don’t you niggas write a column about how this new generation of New York trash ass, bitin ass, wack ass “mixtape” rappers are single handedly destroying a rich musical legacy that city built? Why don’t you bring up points about how this new generation of New York kids will be quick to write off Wu Tang and Nas (even when discussing them in their primes!) but will shout JUELZ FUCKING SANTANS praises without hesitation? Why don’t you write about how it seems everyone in New York has the goddamn Jay Z syndrome, trying to sound like him and use his flow, cadence, all that? How about you niggas have a COVER STORY with the headline: “Why New York Hip Hop Is Dying”, put Dip Set, Fabolous, Maino, Jae Millz, and any other piece of shit, non-lyrical, generic ass “mixtape” rapper on the cover, and talk about the real issues at hand? Why don’t you talk about how kids up north used to grow up on Rakim and Kane, now their heroes are fucking T.I. and Jeezy? Is it insane to think that in 10 years, New York will be renamed New Virginia because of all the NYC niggas trying to act like Southerners these days?

    The South may be putting the nail in the coffin, but at least you can’t say they are trying to cater to New Yorkers, which, in reality, is the other way around. You don’t see Southern dudes making artificial, lifeless East Coast sounding records, but you damn sure hear New York niggas making trash ass “bounce” songs that sound like pathetic, desperate attempts for attention.

    On the real, let’s talk about the East for a second. Take a look in the mirror. Stop shifting blame on niggas who are just doing what they’ve ALWAYS been doing. PUT NEW YORK IN THE SPOTLIGHT AND TALK ABOUT THIS SHIT.

  • Aurock

    Ey, I’m from DC, so we fuck with East Coast and NYC, and Southern shit and just about anybody else here. All this regional shit is really fucking stupid. You know who’s really running this rap shit? Old white men and their peons. So at the end of the day, when niggas is wondering if their gonna be back on the serve cuz they don’t own their masters, and the kids who look up to them/wanna be them are arguing about what rapper/label/sound or whatever is ruining Hiphop, the motherfuckers who BEEN ruining this music and culture since “Rapper’s Delight” ripped off Grandmaster Caz, AKA the Industry, is livin easy in their gated communities. Straight up and down.

    This North vs South Hiphop shit is a reheat of the East vs West Hiphop shit that…hell…is just some new age Willie Lynch/Pat Juba shit is you ask me. Massa got us hating each other over crumbs while he takes the cake.

  • NessaUPT

    i love southern rap but this was a fuckin’ funny list – and on point!

  • sarquem

    I will say if before and I will say it again fuck the haters. I agree with D4L and a few others on this list. Which by the way show how much this writer listen to southern rappers cause it lil off. But I have a bone to pick with the east and left coast hiphop heads. It seems now that the south is finally getting the credit it fully deserve. Haters in the midst wanna blame the south for the dimese of hiphop. When hiphop was going down drain before the south even blew up. XXL aint same mag is started out as. They when from the 1st issue reporting on Khaild Muhummend and the new BPP. To becoming Interscope and Viacom bitch along with the sauce! I can give 21 reason why hiphop is fuck up from coast to coast and mag like XXL has contribute too it. So let me use the pharse from the infamous section that made you all famous. NEGRO PLEASE!!!!

  • http://www.bomanijones.com Bomani

    i can defend D4L. see what girls do when the song comes on. that there, i’m okay with. and isn’t cee-lo back in the fold?

  • fatherdixon

    I’m only going to say this one time and the next time this NORTH VS SOUTH boo sit pops up I’m going to copy & paste.

    I, Mr. Holipsism, am into the ART of Hip Hop. I consider Hip Hop an ART FORM. In its purest form there is an Emcee and a DJ. Both require skill and artistry. There have been KEY PEOPLE that have helped elevate the ART of the Emcee and the ART of the DJ in Hip Hop. Not knowing who these people are is equivalent to a guitarist getting into Rock & Roll and then saying Jimi Hendrix & Jimi Page & Jeff Beck & Eric Clapton & Eddie Van Halen are played out and old and irrelevant. It use to confuse me why Hip Hop seems to be the only genre of music that shits on the people that came before them and acts like they just fell out of the sky with a microphone. Now I know why. It’s because people don’t really consider Hip Hop an art form. This is the KEY reason. If it isn’t a art form then it’s just a bunch of silly niggas grabbing a mic and saying a bunch of boo-sit over a “tight” beat.

    Only a fool would say Hip Hop only exists on the East. Every coast has people with skill and artistry that represent the ART of Hip Hop. So first, I sincerely wish that these clowns who have no interests in the artistry of Hip Hop and the elevation of its form would just SHUT THE FUCK UP and stop acting like they represent Hip Hop in the first place. If you are not building it up you are destroying it. This isn’t hatred, this is merely a FACT. If it wasn’t for the Bronx New York wouldn’t have been at the forefront of the ART. Like it or not, if it wasn’t for NEW YORK CITY none of ya’ll mothafuckas would have a mic in your hand. This is called giving respect where respect is due. New York has always given love to REAL Emcees. I’m not talking about no fuckin’ VJ’s or Radio DJ’s either. I’m talking about the REAL people of New York who appreciate REAL HIP HOP.

    Now…if you feel Laffy Taffy is elevating Hip Hop and if you think it represents The South…you are doing a HUGE disservice to Scarface and Ludacris and Outkast, etc.

    For those of you who only see Hip Hop as Hip Pop or Rap, do me a favor…

    STOP ACTING LIKE YOU ARE HIP HOP. That is the reason why you get attacked. You are trying to be a part of something you don’t give a fuck about and then want to be accepted by the people who love what you don’t give a fuck about. How is that EVER gonna happen and the million dollar question is…should it?

    P.S. Just to touch on the term G.O.A.T. and the question of who is “the best” emcee. When you discuss an EMCEE the first thing you have to do is ask, “who is the Emcee in question influenced by and how did the Emcee you are discussing either elevate that style or did they created a paradigm shift and new dynamic in how you rock a mic? Also, if you take them out of the history of the Emcee what would be the ramifications if any?”

    You can only get the right answers when you ask the right questions.

    by HOLIPSISM

  • Tori

    You can’t really blame the south for destroying hip-hop. In actuality, rappers from all regions had a hand in destroying hip-hop. The West coast, east coast, mid-west, and the south all had their share in the destruction of hip-hop. The only people you can blame for the way hip-hop is going is the consumer. If the consumer is supporting this garbage artists are putting out, it’s on them. I love the south, but I’m going to admit I hate this garbage coming from the south. It kills me to know that this garbage is coming my home. Outkast needs to put out another album quick. Goodie Mob needs to reunite. Eightball and MJG should have never signed with Bad boy. UGK needs to put out an album with the quickness. So does Field Mob because the D4Ls and Dem Franchise Boys are killing us. There are quality southern rappers out there, they’re just not being heard.

  • http://www.funkdigital.com/blog funkdigital

    This whole arguement is absurd.

  • Barry

    list is on point.

  • http://www.eyejammy.com CHASE2

    it’s better to say that mainstream hip hop all across the board generally sucks. the south has as many wack emcees as the east coast, and the east coast has as many dope emcees as the south.. its all about finding them. i remember when i was growin up, we had to listen to college radio to hear dope music. it wasn’t something that we were fed by big conglomerate radio stations. the general public will buy what’s popular (suburbanite white kids etc). real hip hop heads will dig to find the real gems.

  • Kel

    why all the hate on the south? please get off 50′s dick and hate on him.

  • JOE COLLEGE

    To respond to this nonsense would be foolish and I dont associate with fools. Fuck it. The south did not destroy hip hop. A lot of shit did. But people from a certain region and you know where yall from needed an escape goat to explain the decrease in record sells and a loss in popularity in the post grimey late 90′s era and the myth began. Its kinda like Germany after WWI. They lost the war and needed a reason why everything was fuck up.They found one the Jews. Well im here to tell Germany has not been the same since and I dont mean in a good way. If that analogy confused you or you dont know what im talking about pick up a book. The South destroyed hip hop. Thats bullshit. Lets address some of the issues. First off all southern rap doesnt talk about the same thing. True alot of what you hear might have similar content but you cant generalize it. And you cant be mad at the south whats played on the radio or what is being bought in the stores. If all southern rap sounds the same than so does all east coast rap. Example–Everybody is talkin about yankee fitted caps moving birds, moving weight, the projects, project bitches the five boroughs and my favorite im the new king of New York. All the same shit. But is that really true?No not all east coast rappers spit that I want to be the next Jay or Biggie bullshit. I know that and so does every other common sense having muthafucka. There are a lot bitter broke non selling rappers who need an excuse other than the true fact that the shit they making aint popping. Let me explain the souths rise. First we huslte down here. I’m from south and a lot of our local rappers have grinded for a while, produce their own beats, did their on marketing and where stacking platinum type paper with no major deals. So when the spotlight hit the south the labels had to fuck with alot of business savy rappers. Also the south likes all types of music, thugged out shit to dance music. We also like music from other regions so its a lot of non hatin in the south. Why do you think the south and other regions get along so well. To be honest I dont know if East Coast Rap will ever return to the status they had during the so called GOLDEN YEARS of rap. All I know is there trying real hard. Good Luck. But Watch out for the Bay them cats is on fire. Knowledge has been brought.

  • eddie c

    first and foremost fuck nav’s comments and his shameless promotion of himself wanting to work for xxl. people like him (wanting to cover southern rap) is a horrible idea. first lets look at rap music itself…why do we listen to certain songs when we are in certain moods or different times in our life? it’s all about what we relate to. southern rap has been around for a long time just not on a large scale, if you don’t feel it don’t buy into it cuz it’s not for you, or don’t knock something if you don’t understand it, to do so is ignorance…basically. the music itself is a form of expression, me being from atlanta i know a lot of these artist do certain types of songs because it’s what will sell and what the people want. believe me we have all the elements of hip hop, i can’t remember a day back in high school where mc’s wouldn’t battle in the hallways or in the cafeteria. we have open mic night at clubs down here full of mc’s with concious lyrics that anybody can relate too the reason you don’t know them is because it’s not what the mainstream wants to hear from the south, or the artists themselves don’t feel like it will sell. but like lupe fiasco said on a mixtape song, it’s finally comming back around full circle, back to the lyrics, the south has lyricists, and if lupe is correct than you’re a gonna soon see that there’s nothing slow about the south, we just talk this way.

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    FIRST OF ALL,I DON’T THINK THAT THE SOUTH IS RUINING HIP-HOP!NOW DO I THINK THAT MOST OF THIS SHIT COMING OUT OF THE SOUTH IS WACK,YOU DAMN RIGHT,BUT WHAT I THINK IS REALLY RUINING THIS SHIT THAT WE CALL HIP-HOP IS THE FACT THAT WE LET THE CORPORATE DEVILS DICTATE WHAT WE’VE CREATED AND SPOON FEED THE ARTIFICIAL CRAP BACK TO US WHEN WE SUPPOSE TO KNOW THE REAL!RAE TALKING OUT OF HIS FACE WAS UNCALLED FOR BECAUSE HE’S SUPPOSE TO KNOW THE TRUTH BUT HE’S FALLING FOR THE SAME TRICKS THAT A NIGGA THAT DON’T KNOW IS FALLING FOR.AND ALL THIS COUNTRY NIGGAS SHIT IS SICKENING BECAUSE YOU GOT COUNTRY NIGGAS EVERY WHERE,EVEN IN NEW YORK RAE.I’M FROM THE SOUTH AND I DON’T CONDONE THIS ELEMENTARY BULLSHIT THAT NIGGAS DO LYRICALLY EITHER BUT COME ON MAN,THE SOUTH SHOWED YALL NEW YORK NIGGAS LOVE AND YOU KNOW THAT.SO DON’T LET THE MEDIA AND THESE CORPORATE GANGSTAS FIZZLE YOURSELF OUT CAUSE WE KNOW WHAT YOU’VE DONE FOR THE GAME LYRICALLY HANDS DOWN.THE SOUTH AIN’T YOUR ENEMY HOMIE AND BELIEVE ME I FEEL YOUR PAIN SON BUT OPEN YOUR EYES SEE THAT THESE DEVILS ARE THE ONES THAT’S TRYING TO DESTROY THIS CULTURE.AND IF NEW YORK NIGGAS DON’T OPEN THEIR EYES AND SEE THAT YOU MIGHT AS WELL NOT REP THIS HIP-HOP SHIT.IF HIP-HOP HAD STAYED IN THE BRONX IT WOULD HAVE FIZZLED OUT IN THE EARLY 80′S MY NIGGA,THINK ABOUT IT.THIS THING IS BIGGER THAN HIP-HOP,THEY TRYING TO DESTROY A PEOPLE AND A MOVEMENT.KEEP YOUR HEAD UP LORD,PEACE!

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    “Oh come on now. I hate it when people do this. If you’re gonna state reasons why the south is NOT running hip hop, Why would you offer a title that states the exact opposite?? WTF??”

    oh And i hate it when people type in all caps lock and lack the gammar necessary to be taken seriously.

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    Fcuk. I made a typo…i hate typos

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