Is TI the King of the South?

Granted, it’s silly to proclaim anyone in hip-hop the king of anything in an age when top-selling artists stuggle to go platinum, and some years there aren’t enough decent albums to put together a top 10 list, but whatever. For business purposes, hip-hop can’t have a bad year (or decade). Just a different one.

TI, hip-hop’s foremost activist, has declared in interviews with the Associated Press that he’s the King of the South, and has even gone so far as to name his new album King. As sad as it sounds (and really is), King is the only rap album on Billboard’s top 10 right now. It’ll be this year’s fastest-selling album until something good comes along.

That said, TI isn’t the only jig in the South moving units. King came out in a weak-ass spring for hip-hop, and also benefited from being released the same day as a major motion picture. For being the top-selling rapper out, TI is hardly a household name. You’d expect the King of the South to be a known figure outside of hip-hop circles a la a Snoop or a Jay-Z.

“What You Know” is ubiquitous, to be sure, but not any more so than several other southern rap songs released in the past six months or so. Take for example “Lean With It, Rock With It,” “Laffy Taffy,” “Grillz,” and so on and so forth. And note that I’m not purposely using examples of awful rap songs to prove some sort of point. Those really are the most popular rap songs from the South I could think of.

Don’t hate the player. Hate yourself.

Young Jeezy, to me, seems a more worthy candidate for King of the South. Where as “What You Know” is popular, “Soul Survivor” was all over the place last year, a year that also brought us the likes of “Stay Fly” and “Still Tippin’.” His snowman t-shirt scandal brought him a certain degree of notoriety outside of the South, and as Sickamore mentioned on this site, Jeezy is apparently really popular outside the South as well.

For what it’s worth, I liked Thug Motivation 101, or whatever it’s called, a lot more than I do King, though obviously I’m no conniosseur of the form. What do the rest of you bags think?

  • 50 Cent

    Young Buck is the king of the south. Jeezy second in line.

    • Big GA

      Sounds like your a fucking T.I hater

  • Scoot J

    Listen………I’m gone say this once and for all. You have to handle yourself in a king manner to be the king of the south. (example:Jay-Z) Jay-Z ruled the streets and the charts at the same time, and still could cross over w/ Rock groups and wear flip flops w/o losing his street cred. Jeezy can no do this, he won’t cross over good enough, he has the streets on lock although. T.I. has one of the best flows you’ll find, in a young entrepreneur……..Jay? What more can I say……plus Buck isn’t even a close 3rd, even though he real as fuck

  • http://www.crooked-soul.com Zilla

    I must plead ignorance to Jeezy. I tuned him out after hearing him rhyme “John Madden” with “John Madden.” “Go Crazy” was flames and his voice and ad-libs are catchy as hell. But after listening to “King” several times now, TI clearly is the King of the South. When you can make 2 Just Blaze bangers better than an NY mixtape rapper, 1 Native Tongue joint hotter than anything Kweli has done in the past 3 years, and a complete gangster epic like “What You Know” within the first half of your album, you’re doing something right. Plus, his voice, flow, charisma and actual lyrics are exceptional for a Southern MC (alongside Andre 3000, Lil’ Wayne and Luda). Jeezy has a better marketing tool (angry snowmen t-shirts) but he’s had one album out. TI’s progressed over several albums to reach this point just like Jay-Z. Hov didn’t become King till Vol.2 and Vol. 3, his 3rd and 4th albums.

  • N.O.SeanPaul

    I’ve been viewing this site for a while & never felt required to defend my region until recently. I’m continually growing tired of the degradation of my home turf. The South is being labeled as housing week lyricists and contributing to what some people call “The Demise of real Hip Hop” whatever that means. This is said because, Southern rappers or just any other region, tend to speak with a different vernacular than those of your native regions (wherever that may be). Jay-Z said it best “Do u listen to music or just skim through it?” Music is here to entertain, inform, and cater to different emotions. Who’s to say that every song on an album has to cater to one particular element? Your parents need to teach u right from wrong. With that said music is like Gumbo, and without all the ingredients u would have some bland shit.

    P.S. This is coming from a young black Hip Hop head executive in Corporate America. Rip Soulja Slim….New Orleans get yo Money Right, we’ve seen the bottom now we got to get to the top!

  • Doc Flav

    Man Jig Sounds 10 Times Worse Than Nig. Thats What I Think, Right Now.

  • bob

    What kind of name is bol anyway. U from the motherland? Anyways stop hating on the south man. I’m from new jersey and a east coast head but the south has good artists coming with fire. TIP, Luda, Outkast,Facemob, Weezy, and cham. The people that fuck it up for them is d4l and dfb.

  • Cardy

    Ayo Im not gonna front I thought my man Wheezy was the true king of the south thats until I heard “King”,so I tip my hat to T.I.P. he truly is the king of the south

  • Therapist

    TI hardly a household name???riiiiiight

    Zilla said it perfect…

    musta been one of those days where Bol didn’t have anything of substance to write about, so he pulls some bogus shit out of his ass again..

  • http://www.myspace.com/deensekou sATaLyte

    to be honest, there is really nothing wrong with d4l or dfb, or any of the local talent down here blowin up.

    The songs are good, catchy, fun, and pretty much indigenous to this region.

    I’m a hip hop head, but right now the music is too boring. Who cares if these guys made a dance, some simple songs, got everybody involved, got a little cheese, and are trying to do their own thing.

    Nobody was really clownin flavor flav, humpty, or any other of those buffoons when they were having a good time with the music and being stupid.

    DFB can rap too, listen closer, they’re doing the same ish every other mc in the country is doing right now, just with more style, flair, humor, and silliness.

    To be honest, DFB and D4L, and a myriad of other southern artist are a breath of fresh air when it comes to “commercial” rap. Way more toned down than crunk, but not so boring and poorly produced as some sh**ty Kanye West track, or piss poor Jay-Z album, or subpar Ghostface album, or unlistenable Dipset album. All albums which I wasted good money on.

    If Raekwon ish sucks, I’m just about through with the east, and the rest of the country is too.

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >Man Jig Sounds 10 Times Worse Than Nig. Thats What I Think, Right Now.

    Um, thanks.

    >TI hardly a household name???riiiiiight

    You don’t actually mean that.

  • Dee

    Its hard to say who is king of the South b/c there are so many good southern rappers.
    All things considered wouldn’t you have to at least consider Scarface for King (longevity in the game, consistency, album sales?, charisma, lyrical skill)

    –I will say this about T.I. he is consistent, each album has expanded on the last. Trap Muzik was an album that opened the door to rappers like jeezy, and Urban Legend proved T.I. has star potential. Since the album King. is considered by many T.I.’s best effort yet and is sure to outsell any of his previous albums, and T.I. has a sucessful movie ( A sign he has charisma,swagger, and cross-over appeal to move units)T.I. has a good reason for proclaiming he is King.

    –I know OutKast is a group but i would have to say they are the “uncrowned” Kings of Southern hip-hop. They deserve all the respect in the world from any artists from Georgia. Plus they got the sells that bury any other rapper from Georgia. No other Southern rapper has sold as many records as them period.

  • Dee

    Bol ur comments about being known outside hip hop don’t make sense.

    snoop dog and Jay-Z were rapping for years with major deals before they were “household”names, and Biggie had to die and Jay-z had to put out 2 more albums for Jay-Z to even think about being considered King of New york.

    Furthermore, Snoop wasn’t a household name until maybe 5 years ago, and when did he start rapping? 1992

    –What i am saying as it takes time to become King, it doesnt happen after one album (..Jeezy) and T.I. is crossing-over with his sucessful album.

    Also, just b/c T.I.’s album has been the only “good” album to come out this year (in your opinion) doesn’t mean King. isn’t a truely great album. It means other albums couldn’t compete with the King.

  • http://rockthedub.blogspot.com khal

    TI is getting up there… I mean with that ATL movie doing decent business, he’s slowly on his way to becoming more noticed by a larger (whiter?) portion of the US. I mean, he got recognition off that last album, with the Jay-Z chorus and shit. I think Jeezy blew up bigger, and it helps that Jay is co-signing, but I think TI is more marketable in the long run. it all depends on how they work these King singles…

  • http://rockthedub.blogspot.com khal

    @DEE — Snoop was a household name when Doggystyle came out. WTF you talking about? I mean, honestly, at that time Doggystyle was the fastest selling #1 album of it’s time, and that’s 1993. AND HE HAD A MURDER RAP! I think he was bigger than you thought he was back then. I mean yeah, Drop It Like It’s Hot BLEW THE FUCK UP, but Snoop’s G was established well before that.

  • Roc the Trashman

    Yo Im just realizing that you southern rap fans dont even believe in your own product, the way you insecure fucks are quick to jump up and talk about someone bashing the south. I dont think the south was bashed anywhere in this column and yet the most drawn out comments are defenses about why the south is on top. Pull your skirts down.

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    Snoop was more famous before Doggystyle came out than TI is today, more than five years into his career.

    Anyone who suggests otherwise is revealing something about himself.

  • Therapist

    >TI hardly a household name???riiiiiight

    >You don’t actually mean that.

    find me someone who doesn’t know who TI is…

  • Barkley

    Scarface is the King of the south. T.I., Lil Wayne, Luda, and Jeezy are the contenders for his crown.

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >find me someone who doesn’t know who TI is…

    You mean, like actually go out and find someone and bring them onto the Internet?

    ‘the fuck?

    Not that it would be that difficult.

    Outside the world of hip-hop, TI is a b-list celebrity at best. And that’s being generous.

  • Therapist

    maybe in missouri, or whichever state houses the Wal-Mart that you work in, this may be the case. but to the rest of us, the numbers speak for themselves…

    king of the south, and white people love him.. just admit that he’s living your dream

  • T-Dogg

    I listen to T.I. and Jeezy. Also, I enjoy both of their music. I feel that since Scareface doesn’t want to be King of tha South. You would still have to consider UGK,8ball & MJG, Goodie Mob, and Outkast and if they don’t want it. Then, the title of King of Tha South is up for grab. I believe that the King of Tha South is the person who has been reping the south for a long time when no one wanted to hear what we had to say. However, Outkast did tell everyone at the source awards that the south had something to say. Think about it.

  • Joost

    Scarface is the king of The South. D’uh.

  • gerv

    Why you ain’t talkin about the many many rappers that claim to be the King of NY.Hmmm they don’t get all dissrespected like the south or the west coast huh you biased ass bitch.

  • nocal

    TI is not well known. Ask a person who doesn’t listen to rap if they know who Snoop Dogg is. Ask if they know who TI is.

    I’m a white guy in college, and I can guarantee that he is not that popular. If my parents have heard of a rapper, I know that’s someone who’s gotten famous. TI has a movie and an album out simultaneously, and he’s not there.

    You commenters sure complain a lot.

  • Mikey Ess AKA SukedowN

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    Big Boi is the King of the South.

    He has been spittin it at a much higher level than the majority of rappers WORLDWIDE, since before most Southern rappers were even finished going through puberty.

    Multi-platinum?
    He’s done that.

    Kept his style original?
    Done that.

    Hasn’t changed for anyone but himself?
    Done that.

    ————————————-

    End of discussion.

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    Let’s see Big Boi put out an album without “Hey Ya” on it before we start calling him the king of anything.

    How many people actually bought that Got Purp album?

  • Belize

    on some real shit, does any body think this editorial was just a reject from the last xxl issue. Elliot probably said “its wack, put it on ur lame diary” haaaaaaaaaaaa

  • Dee

    BOL just hates on all things south, and its sad really. B/C the south has kept it real since the late 80′s with Scarface & Geto Boys and UGK. Furthermore, Scarface and Bun B are what u would call lyricists, they can rap about soical problems/issues and have great punch lines, and there both good story tellers.

    AS FOR SNOOP, that man has done his thing, but he has been in the game for 10 YEARS longer than T.I.

    what im sayin is that T.I. has star potential and is on his way to becoming as popular as Snoop or whoever else you want to say is a commercial sucess!

  • Dee

    And T.I. isnt struggling to go platinum he’s done it in 4 weeks, so keep on drinkin that haterade

  • Belize

    Dee, he’s just mad cuz he got ethered by BUN-B…haaaa, niggaz aint forget that shit! haaaaaaa

  • Dee

    HOW the fuc you think Snoop was a household name in 93? he had only had appearances in Dre’s Chronic and trust me white people around America didnt know who snoop was for at least the late 90′s. like i said it takes time to be a household name (jay-z wasnt a household name when Life & times of S.carter vol2 or 3 came out)and i would say the only rappers every one knew in the mid 90′s were Tupac (he was in movies & died tragically) and Biggie for similar reasons.

  • http://www.nastack.com Ill Will

    >but not so boring and poorly produced as some sh**ty Kanye West track, or piss poor Jay-Z album

    Are you serious?

  • BlackBoy

    Snoop was a household name b/c a murder rap (one of the first nationally publicized ones involving a rapper, if not the first) introduced him to white america like a tour de force. There was a hell of a lot of news coverage the day of that verdict. Notoriety works for a gangster rapper a hell of alot faster than fame. Ask Tupac. Nobody outside hip hop knew who he was until his rape charge/shooting incidents.

    Jay-Z didn’t get that type of notoriety. He had to grind hard to get his (no homo) and Orphan Annie didn’t hurt either.

    Furhtermore, people (white) DIDN”T know who the Notorious BIG was UNTIL he died.

  • http://www.bomanijones.com Bomani

    You’re missing somethin’ crucial, dude. Sales mean little when discussing anything about runnin’ the South. Cats in the South don’t give much of a fuck what nobody likes elsewhere. Talk to Southern cats to find out who’s the king, not Soundscan.

  • pooh

    dude how did u get a column u dumb ass fuck im from the south but live up north i like all rap,new york is aout to blow again but they mad cause nobody wanna hear they shit i love thw wu,redman and all them niggas but they fell off.new ork is the mixtape city.name a new york artist who sold records this year

  • UnFaded Disciple

    hard to say who is running the south…I mean T.I. is a good artist no doubt

    But Lil Wayne’s Carter II was selling very well and became #1 on the billboards.

    Juvenile…BG…there’s alot of contentders out there for this position but to me there will not be a true king yet…

    Its more than rappign and sells…its respect…Pimp C explain this on one of the endings of the King Album tracks…

    T.I. isnt king yet…but he could be…but to be king you have to have stauts, sales, respect, skills….TI doesnt have all those yet but he is close and lil wayne is with him ont he level even if lil wayne said nothing about the immigrant situation

  • http://myspace.com/cirespot Yung “Cee-Eye” So Fly

    What the fuck is up with BELIZE? Your starting to get on my fukkin nerves. What are you 11 doggie? Quit with all the hahahah shits yungin.

  • iw11

    let da south eat. chi-town is next in line.

    myspace.com/idubya11

  • babyj

    There is only one king of the south, Lil wayne, tha carter kills anything that anyone in the south puts out. Tha carter II has better flows and songs without having to hide behind big beats. TI is hot but he can never hold a candle to anything that Lil Wayne puts out.

  • MeccaMedina

    >>>Scarface is the king of The South. D’uh.

    Scarface is the Rakim/Kool G Rap of the South…

    Also, if TI is the King of the South, then Kanye West is King of the midwest.

    Discuss
    (jack-move)

  • http://djxplcit.blogspot.com http://djxplcit.blogspot.com

    > Word to Ryan Adams.

    get over him

  • Lyrics

    > Furthermore, Scarface and Bun B are what u would call lyricists …

    Bun’s checklist for his “lyrics”

    _ purple stuff; sippin’/blowin’
    _ free Pimp-C
    _ switching lanes with the occaisional stain residue

    that pretty much covers his work on “social problems/issues.” his songs are 2/3 shittier now that the pimp is out. come on – social problems? he teaching kids to read now?

  • Sean

    >TI is not well known. Ask a person who doesn’t listen to rap if they know who Snoop Dogg is. Ask if they know who TI is.

    Seriously.

  • god

    bol, get ti’s dick out ya mouth. ti was ethered on a punk’d episode. you were ethered by bun b. it’s funny how homos look up to other homos. both of you stop crying.

  • botha them

    Will where you at g?

  • Rome

    I excepeted the facts after listening to trap music, T.I is the king of the south. And maybe it’s just because I live in atlanta but he is a household name down here.Lets be serious UGK, scarface, and ESPECIALLY Outkast and Goodie Mob are on the back end of their careers.Jeezy simply isn’t as good as T.I and I’d rater listen to T.I than Luda.

  • Mikey Ess AKA SukedowN

    0——————————–0

    THIS JUST IN!!!

    Young Jeezy is garbage!!!

    His music follows a simple industry formula:

    Decent Production + A Catchy Hook – Any Skill – Heterosexuality = Thug Motivation 101

    This also just in:

    T.I. is extremely overrated!!!

    Though he made some gems on his first 3 CD’s, King or The King or whatever his newest 4th CD is below average at best.

    Big Boi WILL NOT pass the crown until someone at least tries to come up with something original AND catchy (impossible).

    0———————————0

  • Mikey Ess AKA SukedowN

    And yall wonder why TIP isn’t recognized on a national level…

    This isn’t rocket science folks…

  • Lyrics

    “excepeted”

    Is that how they spell it in the South?

  • Jeezy 03

    Word on Lil Wayne… Tha Carter and Tha Carter II are better than anything put out below kentucky…Thug Motivation i agree is better than King but Lil Wayne is not only the king of the south hes the best active lyricist out right now…and thats hardly arguable

  • Jeezy 03

    Oh yeah and people seem to miss them because they arent at a rate of 1 word per second like Jeezys, but Lil Wayne has the best ad-lybs in the game….and for a future king.. you all need to check out Wiz Khalifa immediately, Bol that includes your ass too he aint from the south

  • Randy

    T.I. is the best contender for King Of The South (Scarface will always be the real KING though).

    Catalogue – All his albums deserve at least 4 MICS! Fuck XXL wack rating system.

    Skills – Tip is an above average lyricist. He ain’t on Nas level or nothing but he doin’ it. The flow is there and the subject matter is there.

    Impact – While the influence is not huge he opened doors for all the “trap” rappers.

    Popularity – Gold in a week. Even Jay didn’t do that with The Black Album.

    LOL @ the “HOPE” of New York being that “down-low fag” Busta Rhymes talking about “the city is mine” in his new video. Y’all better pray Saigon drops soon cause he the only respectable “HOPE” you got left especially after Papoose signed to Busta’s Flipmode label (worst career move ever). DISGUSTYA!

  • Rek

    ight ight everybody arguing whos the king of the south. well to me a king in rap music is a person who doesn’t have to act hard people already know not to fuck with them a person who don’t hype themselves a person who get platnuim 4 every CD they drop or at least everyother. a person who has a heart. a person whos raps will make u rewind the whole CD just to get wat he said. Jay-z is not that. T.I. is close but he’s not that. Young jeezy rap to slow for all dat. young buck is a killah as nigga but he not. let me tell u who is and who was. #1 tupac u already know #2 biggie #3 Eminem #4 Papoose #5 Cassidy. and thats just for right now. some one will take ova but not now. they spit real flames Tupac and biggie were rap gods. Eminem has a kind heart his rhymes are unique and just mind blowing (even his stupid songs )papoose and cassidy punch lines will have u crying for ur mother. so any one who think that wat im sayin is fiction u must be ignorant but if u not hit me up rtp20030@yahoo.com we can talk about it.

  • Rek

    but if i did have to choose TI is the king of the south 4 RIGHT NOW and just b/c people haven’t been out for a long time doesn’t mean anything people who have been rappin, tryna get a deal for 8 years could easily cum up and blow every ones mind. so don’t think they haven’t been rappin for along time. the public eye was just closed in their direction

  • Doc Flav

    Call A Black Person A Jigaboo, You Can Bet You Will Encounter An Ass Whipping With Higher Probability Than If You Call Them Nigga, Trust. We Dont Need To Defend The Souths Dominance As Much As We Have To Explain To Northern “Insecure Fucks” As To Why It Has And Deserves Dominance. If You All Dont Like It Change It.

  • 50 Cent

    How can T.I. even be King Of the South? He looks like he’s got a case of some herpes…..

  • http://www.xxlmag.com mark-1

    tip is okay i think if he keeps putting out heat he will eventually be crowned da king of da south…maybe.

  • Belize

    I found out who is more lame than bol……Yung “Cee-Eye” So Fly…..haaaaa both of them bath in garbage water……..haaaaaaaaa…nad that so LAMEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

  • Inc0gnit0

    Everyone who KNOWS hih-hop, KNOWS that T.I. is no fucking King of the South. This fool is gassing HIMSELF up by saying he’s the King and even naming his album the same. Even though Young Jeezy did release a solid album ( Thug Motivation 101 ) it’s too soon to say he’s a candidate for Mr. King of the South.

    Me being a Lil Flip fan, I can’t really say Lil Flip is the King of the South either.

    What T.I. needs to do is worry about releasing better music than worrying about his King of the South self-proclaimed title.

  • doctor69

    WELL ITS TI ATLEAST HE BRING LYRICS IN RYMING YOUG GREEESY IS A OVERATED BASTARD WHO RYMES LIKE HE CANT READ MCDONALDS MENU UNLESS ITS READ TO HIM HE IS CORNY HOW MANY TIMES HE GONNA SAY YEEAAAAAAH OR TALKING ABOUT DRUGS I MEAN COME ATLEAST TI TRIES TO ADDRESS REAL SHIT WHILE YOUNG GEESY CRIES ABOUT IT AND AS FAR A YOUNG BUCK HE’LL BE A KING WHEN HE CHANGES SEXS BECAUSE HE THE QUEEN OF THE SOUTH AFTER COPPING OUT TO THE PLEA HE SHOULD HAVE TOLD HIS MASTER GAY DR.DRE TO MAN OUT AND SNUFF THE GUY BACK I DONT BACK FAGS WHO JUMP ON ONE DUDES IN A ONE ON ONE FIGHT

  • 50 Cent

    ^^^

    Hey atleast Buck doesnt have herpes. UNLIKE TIPdrill!! AHAHAHAHAH

  • Brian

    Let’s get one thing clear, T.I. jumped out the box yell King of the South one to get notoriety, secondly because he meant it. At the time when he was coming out there was only one southern (Ludacris) artist that could hold a candle to him lyrically. That’s not including the Legends (Ball, Face, Bun, etc…). I’m Serious came out possibly the best of his albums but mainly sold by word of mouth. Then Trap Muzik came out and he switched his flow up a little. Then came the In Da Streets mix tapes. If you want a real feel of T.I. check the mix tapes. Next came Urban Legend and King. Both albums were substantially different from the first two. Namely his rapid fire flow that he sometimes uses was non-existent. His rhymes and songs became less innovative. And why, for the same reason Hov switched up after Vol. 1; records sales.

    Jeezy is hot but in no way shape or form is e even a dot on the radar when it comes to rocking the mic the way T.I. can. I mean let’s be serious Jeezy doesn’t use metaphors or anything else when he rhymes. He’ll use the same word to rhyme with itself. The guy that wrote this article ought to do some real research before making asinine comments.

  • http://www.hotmail.com SlientSequence

    T.I IS THE TRUTH AND ALSO AN GOOD RAPPER BUT DOES HE HAVE PUNCHLINE POTENTIALS LIKE YOUNG BUCK THAT EVERYBODY CAN SAY HE’S THE BEST RAPPER THAT’S REAL THAT CAN BEAT ANY SOUTH RAPPER EVEN TI AND WAYNE AND MOST EAST COAST ARTIST LIKE AN FAT JOE BUCK IS THE KING OF THE SOUTH FOR AN MAN IS CONSIDERED BY PPL THE REAL NAS OF THE SOUTH AND TI IS THE JAY THAN THERES NO ARGUEMENT NAS IS ILL AND BUCK IS ILLEST THAN THE RAPPERS SAID ITS BUCK,TI,WAYNE,FLIP IF HE CAN BRING IT CONSITENT,LIDA AND JEEZY

  • Real Nigga

    FUck is everybody mad at the South for/Learn how to switch ya style up and go southpaw.
    -Jadakiss “It can get ugly”

  • B.McCauley

    all yall niggas got all these words and comments bout this man, but a smile in this nigga face. Come on man, give this man his props. Tip is the King of the South. Who can compete with this man? It aint all bout how hood a nigga is, or how many keys he done had. It about lyrical talent, street credibility, and how good of a show you put on. I dont see no one in the south doing like him. Young Buck, he’s full of talent, but i havent heard or seen anything from him. Jeezy, yeah he’s good, but im kinda curious if he can rap about anything other than this snowman shit. If yall wont crown T.I. the king, at least give it to some legends like Bun B, Pimp C, 8ball, MJG, Pastor troy.

  • Belize

    Devin The Dude is the King…..if u doubt me,smoke a blunt, listen to the “dude” album and then tell me whats really hood! Record sales dont mean shit…ask scarface, ask UGK!

    by the way Yung “Cee-Eye” So Fly is the fairy of er’y coast haaaaaaaaa…this niga jacks off to the NBA playoffs….YESSS!!!….haaaaa

  • DOCTOR 69

    FUCK BUT AND THAT FAG WAYNE BOTH ARE BICTHES BUCK HIDES OUT WHEN HE COMES TO NYC AND WANYE GETS RAN OUT OF NYC ANYTIME HE SHOWS UP THATS WHY HE DONT COME TO THE CLUBS AFTER HE WAS BOOED OFF STAGE FUCK THEM BOTH T.I LEAST COMES WITH SOMETHING NEW TO THE TABLE BESIDES I SHOT THAT NIGGA AND I.M NOT GOING TO JAIL( LIKE C MURDER) COME ON TALK ABOTU REAL LIFE AND WHILE WE ON WHO BETTER WHO WIN THIS BATTLE JIM JONES VS MEPHIS BLEEK VS TONY YAYO

  • DROSS

    Could someone get real the kings of the south are …….OUTKAST…………….aint no one else close keep it real

  • http://chooseyourhustle.blogspot.com Bhopal

    Bol, you consistently re-establish your self as an ignorant ass-jockey.

    TI has a great album, full of potential singles that would garner a considerable amount of spins on radio.

    Without TI’s album Trap Muzik, Young Jeezy would still be selling CD-R’s out of his trunk, Jay-Z wouldn’t care who he is, therefore neither would America.

    Bol + Uncle Ruckus = Jig

  • Jae Mitch

    Pimp C breaks down the whole “King” situation on the end of #11 on T.I.’s new album. Listen and learn!!!!

  • 4RM DA YAY FUCK YALL

    FIRST OFF T.I. IS WACK NOW, HES SLACKIN AND THE ONLY REASON HIS ALBUM SOLD WAS BECAUSE THERE WASNT THAT MUCH MAINSTREAM COMPETITION OUT ON THAT DATE, HIS MOVIE CAME OUT, SOOO MUCH PROMOTION.

    2ND LIL WAYNE GETS HIS SHIT GHOSTWRITTEN SO THERE IS NO WAY HE COULD HAVE ANY KIND OF CROWN

    JEEZY IS NOT THE KING OF THE SOUTH. CANT BE

    THERE IS NO KING IN MY OPINION. WHY CANT NIGGAS JUST DO THEM WITHOUT TITLES?

  • LBDII

    T.I. is the King of the South Enough said I love Jeezy dont get me wrong but when all of the competion in the sout simply says T.I. is the King then well T.I. is the king. King is a great album and will probably be the best rap album of the year.

  • J blaze

    Bol Crawford may u please get off the South back.You hating like a bitch.Each article you write about is the south,i have advice for you the south doesn’t give a fuck about you or you’re silly glasses.I’m from New York you don’t see me hating on the south,midwest, or the west.Bitchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

  • Greg D

    Maybe ya’ll are too young Really the crown must go to an underground TI and Flip and the rest make lolipop music and im a huge Flip fan but the crown has to go undergroun.

    Your Choice!

    Dont laugh Master P (bout it bout it, bourbons and lacs, i miss my homies, he sighned Snoop back in the day.

    Scarface ( you should already know.

    UGK ( one album all i got to say ridin dirty)

    Three Six Mafia ( who knows about gansta walkin)

    Outkast? ( i dont know u tell me)

  • matheus{gangsta}

    dis go da blaze
    you a stupid piece of crap
    takin bout ti like dat
    u say dat wer im from u get shot

  • matheus{gangsta}

    just kidin blaze

  • http://SHynefdhyahoo.com Shynefdh

    TI is the king of the south an everybody no it fuck 50 cent

  • http://SHynefdhyahoo.com Shynefdh

    First of all if Ti is not the king the next in line is lil wizzy na mean and young jezzy is no where near them and young buck he got a nice flow but he’s shit is garbage

  • NoCritic

    First of all there shouldn’t be a king and if there is a king it ain’t T.I’s whack ass. I live in ATL by way of Maryland and I am damn tired of listening to this garbage they play on the radio down here. I’m not much of a fan of any of these country grammer MF’s, but if I had to choose it’s definatly between Jeezy and Buck.
    I’m not sure how shit like Laffy Taffy and so called rappers like Lil Wayne became Hip-Hop, but ya’ll back home IE- East Coast beef more than you do spit. No wonder this garbage down here gets so much airtime and hype. NY, no better yet, East Coast STAND UP and take this shit back. Stop lettin the south murder what you created.

  • hamdii

    All i wanted to say is dat T.I. IS THE KING OF DA SOUTH AND ALL YA’LL KNOW HE IS…i don’t hear no body talkn shit and dissin him soo all ya’ll rapper wonnabezz don’t hate on t.i. cuz u already know ….now tell me ……What U Know Bout dat
    Holla!!

  • hamdii

    “KING” id the best album i have ever hade and T.I. is a great entrepreneur …no 1 can test his skillz….jeezy is hot so is buck..but NO 1 AND I SAY NO 1 CAN TEST THE KING OF DA SOUTH T.I.
    HE JUST TO GOOOD 4 ALL YA’LL AND NO NEED TO HATE 50 DON’T WORRY MAYBE IF U ASK HIM NICELY HE WILL HELP U OUT ON UR CD …
    BUT ALL I NEED TO SAY IS T.I. IS THE KING OF DA SOUTH NO DOUBT..
    HOLLA!!!

  • THE REAL JMAC

    FUCK THAT PUSSY
    ESO 4 LIFE

  • UK Ranger

    I copped Urban Legend as my first T.I. album and didn’t like it or T.I. that much until a month before King came out, but during that prior month I discovered that T.I. is the ish, and i got King, then a week later got Trap Muzik i was happy to have a building colection of T.I.albums. I mean listen to the dude he is consistent, not on just album after album but on a single album alone but Jeezy was only able to delight me with Let’s Get It/ Sky’s Limit, Go Crazy [Remix] (featuring a rapper better than all – Jigga), Last Of A dying Breed, Trap Star and of course the debut song Soul Survivor on Thug Mo … 101 …, other wise the album is wack with all the same Mannie Fresh beats (and i like Mannie but got bored) (while T.I mixes it up). I like Young Buck but i aint heard enough of him as my brother won’t swing me Straight Outta Cashville, but then again there is Luda who i’ve been listening to and enjoying since he first came out, so to say he doesn’t even have a shot as KS (King of the South) is wrong , but me and my pals have been discussing and i say yes and they say no so u know T.I is big time and he qualifies.

    P.S. eh yo 50 get back to making albums like Get Rich Or Die Tryin’. The Massacre was not hot so please revert to the good old days ok 2k2 where we were sayin “What Up Gangsta”. Acting your own life story will not get you an Oscar so stick to the Mic and not the Camera – u do enough actin in ur Videos.

  • Quita P

    Well,being from the south and reppin’ Ga or whatever i’m gon’ start by saying if u aint from the south don’t fucking judge if u aint up on the shit we on.Bol what the fuck?Did Tip fuck one of yo hoes or somethin’.Jeezy that nigga the shit down here and everywhere else basically!Lil’WAYNE That’s the mutherfucking nigga 2 Y’all sleeping on him.Let’s not forget about Trick and Rik Ross.Then some of dem’ niggas from Texas. B.G.is a real nigga to. Outkast,GoodieMobb,8ball&Mjg,36mafia,UGK,Geto Boys is all legends so if they aint gotta problem wit TIP being King of the South Fuck what everyone else say.The south is on top right now so don’t motherfucking hate.And TIP is the motherfucking King!

  • UK Ranger

    Oh yh T.I. or Kanye if u do read by any chance. You two are annoying me by not getting back in the studio and do something special like tracks like “Doin’ My Job” and “Let Me Tell You Something”. Just work it out if you got differences and make some good music. Thank you to Mr Justin Smith (Just Blaze), Mr Kasseem Dean (Swiss “The Monster/ Black Sheep” Beatz), Mr B. Thomas (Mannie Fresh) and both Chad & Pharrell for working with T.I on this new King album. Storch, Lil Jon, D. Banner and Kanye (especiall get back in the studio wit the kid.

  • Yung Truth

    I’m from Mississippi and I’m big on sourthen hip hop and seriously I think T.I. is the King of the South….if Scareface, UGK, 8ball & Mjg,so on and so on…da fathers of southern hip hop dont question it or second guess it that must mean something…that he has proven himself and carried himself like a King…and it’s not new him sayin he’s the King of the South…go cop I’m Serious he put it out there from the gate on the intro saying he’s the King and he’s been jus that….

  • Big J

    Scarface is one of the most respected artist from the south….but Scarface himself will tell you that T.I. is KING OF THE SOUTH.

  • http://xxlmag.com chris

    LISTEN, simple as this, i heard that song from TI and really now, that song just sounded crappyyyy! All of you are just obligated to like that song cause you dont have anything good to listen too! And hip hop these days is the worst. Bring back the 90s hip hop! SO he is no king of the south, stop taking this fake over the real deal! 90% of these rappers today are coming from Biggy and Tupac and still no good ass rappers have come forth to be a great deal, or else most of these rappers today would be saying “may i have your order please!” lol. All i hear in hip hop today is talking about sluts, violence, beef, and good times, So overrated! God have mercy, WE NEED A MUSICAL REVOLUTION NOW!!

  • Unyun “O”

    Let the man eat off the plate the game fixed him. Whether he’s king or not you bob your head to his shit anyway. I know cats thats strictly undaground that go just as hard if not harder. When these boys start making they change you same hatin ass cats gonna be on dicc. So get off the gas b4 you wrecc crash dummies. My partna Yung Kilo from Mddle Fngz go harder in the paint than Bucc,Jeezy,& T.I if you ask me. Hell so does Big Pokey, (god bless the dead) Big Hawk, Fat Pat and the rest of the S.U.C. Most of you cats never even heard of Z-Ro, Trae and these other hard hittin ass dudes from the south. So what do I say? Hold your crowns not your nuts the South has alot more to offer.

  • Unyun “O”

    Oh and 50 pennies shut the fucc up!!
    I’m suprised you still got tonsils. Didn’t the Game say enough for the planet.

  • Youngin’

    I am from the Bay Area, but im posted up in the A at the moment. and really down here everybody be callin themselves the King of the South. T.I. tries to say that with his new album’s title. Lil Flip(although not from the ATL) claims to be the king of the south. Lil Jon has said that as well as king of crunk which i dont disagree with. and Scrappy c-c-c-claims to be the prince. I don’t understand why the hell they dont just call it a democracy or something and stop being ruled by a king who cant even be decided by the candidates. I got respect for the south, it is my home for now, but come on. the south can turn an era of non-dancing people and scream something at them and make everyone snap, or do the two-step, or lean and rock, that takes great power and all, but just leave the king and queen and prince and whatever else they wanna call themselves and throw it out the window. i agree with most of you and i hope yall do the same with me. sorry i had to make this so long, but when you get me started on something, i just might not stop. holla!

  • http://SHAWTYBBLACKYAHOO.COM SHAWTYB

    I gotta give it to my guy T.I. yeah he da bizness but he stil writting and whatever and what he say be on point but i dont think he messn with lil wayne. He 2 me is the king of the south. he is on his way 2 being tha jay-z of the south straight up. When t.i. get to where he dont write either and can just spit then he can fuck with lil wayne. but i got mad luv 4 both of them b/c they puttn us(the south) on tha map right now. AND THEY MOST IMPORTANTLY MAKING SOME DAMN SENSE WITH IT 2!

  • cHiNtU

    T.I. RULZ DA SOUTH… THA KING…

  • TEAR DROP X3

    ti is garbage…….he not tha king of da south Z-ro is tha king of the south, jeezy is tha fuckin snowman get yall mind correct bitch. TI is a cocky bastard thats gon end up gettin killed bcuz he a str8 up bitch……no homo!!!!! and another thing that i want to clear up is that tha south got good lyrical rappers jus cuz sum 1 not 4rm nyc dont mean u cant rap cuz 4 example camron cant fuckin rap 4 shit this nigga rap about candybars,animals,even makes up his own soundz this nigga is clearly a cat in tha hat rappin ass nigga……fuck nyc

  • babyboy

    My top 5 from da south

    1- Luda( wo else is multiplatinum from da south??) he is a genius, best best out of dat no dout.
    2- Juvenile( when he came out wit back dat azz up, he made an impact here in europe)
    3-Petey Pablo( hes flow is just supa dupa fly)
    4- Aztec( u problaby wondering who he is, da nigga rican is dope man, check dis song from him and coach carter “pimp a few hoes” Aztec ft jay-z.
    5- Tip
    6- lil flip
    7-outkast(big boi, andre is a crack addict man, i lost respect 4 him after (roses) and da rest of da bullshit album.
    8-Z-ro (hes super talented wtcha out for him)
    9- Weezy(hes good, nice album, but should b sellin more)
    10- Scarface(da most respected nigga)
    If u dont agree make a comment but i think dat this is da real order, TI is good but is ar from da real KING

  • babyboy

    My top 10 from da south

    1- Luda( wo else is multiplatinum from da south??) he is a genius, best best out of dat no dout.
    2- Juvenile( when he came out wit back dat azz up, he made an impact here in europe)
    3-Petey Pablo( hes flow is just supa dupa fly)
    4- Aztec( u problaby wondering who he is, da nigga rican is dope man, check dis song from him and coach carter “pimp a few hoes” Aztec ft jay-z.
    5- Tip
    6- lil flip
    7-outkast(big boi, andre is a crack addict man, i lost respect 4 him after (roses) and da rest of da bullshit album.
    8-Z-ro (hes super talented wtcha out for him)
    9- Weezy(hes good, nice album, but should b sellin more)
    10- Scarface(da most respected nigga)
    If u dont agree make a comment but i think dat this is da real order, TI is good but is ar from da real KING

  • DAWNIELLE

    “HELL YA ti is the king and will always be the king so get it strate and dont get it twisted ya heard”

  • Anutha Suthena’

    how is it that nobody can truly admit you have to either give the title “king” to either Face or Bun B.
    It really aint even no need discussing the issue any further!

  • Anutha Suthena’

    how is it that nobody can truly admit you have to either give the title “king” to either Face or Bun B.
    It really aint even no need discussing the issue any further

  • DROP

    Whoever that fake azz 50 Cent Iz hatin’on T.I.P. iz F***in’ B*tch!!!!!Get Yo’ Fruity Azz Off line & Go Do Yo’ Nailz Or Somethin’……P.S. T.I., Wayne & Jeezy Tha Kingz of Rap!!!! Hate That, Ya B*tch!!!!!!!!!

  • DROP

    Oh Yeah….Anyone who says Z-Ro or Lil’ Flip Iz The King Of South must be out ya’ll mind…..We don’t hear none Of that over here where I stay(FLA)!!! If U Refuse to believe T.I., Jeezy or Weezy Are the kingz u must be in total denial. U Need to wake the F*** up!!!!!

  • rolo

    Young Buck Is good but he not good enough to be king of the south. Its clearly between T.I., Young Jeezy Or Weezy F.

  • Da King

    Im tired of people hatin on T.I.P. One of the best southern lyricist we have had since Scarface, OutKast, and Goodie Mob. There is no limit to this guys ability. I know its not really fair to say hes the king of the south cuz of Scarface but u have to think about the situation. T.I. is puttin out better music than anybody in the south right now, give or take a Lil Wayne who has no type of format to his songs, but has crazy lyrical ability. Lil Wayne is the only one who can contend for the King of da south title against T.I. i would say Luda but hes to animated wit his flow. Sorta like a busta ryhmes type. And Ludas style or delivery is not better than Lil Waynes or T.I. And the comment the publisher made about jezzy better than T.I is a fuckin joke. jezzy a real dude, but he cant fuckin rap. anyway T.I is one of the most consistent rappers in Hip Hop, not just in the south. this guy has put out albums every year. 2001 debut Im Serious, 2002 hella mixtapes. 2003 Trap Muzik 2004 Urban Legend, 2005 PSC album, and 2006 The Leak mixtape and The KING album. Pretty consistent if u ask me. T.I is the shit for lack of better words. Nobody was takin notice to the title King of da south until T.I said he was. Now everybodys mad. get a life 4real. Like he said on the first song on Urban Legend, (Im the King u just sour cuz u aint think of it arent u). P.S. 50 cent buck aint the king of shit but ur little super group u call g-unit south. oh yeah drop olivias album biatch.

  • Jae Rellz

    Not to sound predjuduce, but most southern rap sux because thats mostly where the “sex drugs and violence” crap comes. Southern rap gets Hip hop and Rap music made fun of. T.I. can be king of the south for all i care. Thats nothing to be proud of. Jay Z was proclaimed the best MC of all time. THATS something to be proud of.

  • Texas flippin

    TI king of my dick foe real nigga. Got slapped up and passed out . I hope reads this LIL FLIP is hear to let you know my flow aint no joke when ti come round her shits gonna pop man that glocks hott. Cops aint gonna stop till that nigga is dropped ti your career is about flop.

  • Da King

    BabyBoy u r a fuckin idiot. What planet do u live on? cuz if u on this earth Scarface is hands down the best person in the south all time. I jus think rite now T.I is king of the south rite now cuz hes puttin out better music than everybody down there. BabyBoy u have aztec and petey pablo and luda ahead of scarface ur fuckin crazy. aztec is garbage and petey pablo is defintely gargabe. and scarface is the one who put luda on wit his deal dumbass. And if u think andre is garbage u must be the real crack addict cuz that dudes top ten lyricists of all time. So next time u wana have a shitty top ten list like that keep it to urself cuz that shit is nonsense. oh yeah and T.I is the shit nigga so dont hate on the king. u dont like what i said send a comment back. ill holla

  • Creme De la Creme

    Yup, he is da king of the south for right now.. he is the one runnin thangs.. the only people who can argue this point is outkast and lil wayne..

  • Texas flippin

    holla at this DA KING baby shit get out here with that you un sophisticated piece of shit. you got all your gay fucking lingo from the urban dictionary. Who gives a flying shit who the king of the south is. once you die none of that non sense matters. Big deal what the fuck has ti done for you nothing. youll still be making a buck fifty at the car wash and be washing his car do you think he gives a flying shit about you or me. no… so this is all non sense.. I hollad back…. save your money and go to school … thats my word

  • Texas flippin

    holla at this DA KING baby shit get out here with that your un sophisticated piece of shit ass. you got all your gay fucking lingo from the urban dictionary. Who gives a flying shit who the king of the south is. once you die none of that non sense matters. Big deal what the fuck has ti done for you nothing. youll still be making a buck fifty at the car wash and be washing his car do you think he gives a flying shit about you or me. no… so this is all non sense.. I hollad back…. save your money and go to school … thats my word

  • jdubb16

    yall on sum bullshit…”The Carter 2″ was much better den “King”…”Thug Motivation 101″ was better then “King” too…but u gotta look at da real KINGs of the south..Bun B(last abum was da shiit), Pimp C, Scareface, Master P….all dem niggaz are old but can b crowned da king of the south…ubt da new age i give it to Lil’Wayne or Jeezy…T.I is nice n all but cant compare o Jeezy n Wayne

  • http://www.myspace.com/italianchula122 Jessica

    t.i. IS tha king of tha south.

  • BrownSuga

    I want to comment on this article because I think alot of people misunderstand T.I. First off I want to start by saying I’m from the dirty, dirty. And like T.I. states real recognize real so when he says he’s the King of the South I know exactly what he’s talking about. It’s not who’s as mainstream as the next, but about credibilty. Who’s real and who’s fake. Who’s handling their business like they suppose to. Secondly, yes Jeezy is a talented rapper with an excellent flow, but he is far from a King. T.I. has built up his community by opening his own construction company building homes for the less fortunate. T.I. refused to be second best when he got his first record deal to a major label, thus, leaving the company and starting his own Grand Hustle label. He also donated $50,000 dollars to the victims of hurricane Katrina. Finally, please don’t compare those sugary, watered downed lyrics such as “Laffy Taffy” to T.I.’s flow. T.I. is a lyrical genius, hence, him being labeled the Jay-Z of the South.

  • hillbilly tom

    garth brooks is the king of the south. what yall over there talkin bout. t i whats a ti a car … shit yall

  • Da King

    fuck u texas flippin u are wack. what do u kno bout rap u lil bitch. whos your favorite rapper paul wall zro 50 cent. u dont kno shit and texas is a wack ass state. all they got is facemob and ugk. thats it besides that texas is wack jus like u. FUCK TEXAS FLIPPIN

  • texasflippin

    Ha nice one. nice spelling. Abc tonight spelling bee you clown. ha what an idiot.

  • young jeff

    the King cd is great and the King advanced copy is great. t.i is the king of the south. who can flow with him down there. surely not wayne or jeezy

  • atl_boarder

    yo man im from da south,and i cant even think of a king.I mean thats just because some are really good, namely T.I. but when i walk around hearin niggaz praisin this dude as king of the south or even best rapper(im dead serious) u know there is somethin wrong.I mean i aint even got King or seen his movie or got any of his other albums. but After hearin a shyt load of his singles though i have come to the conclusion that this guy will neva eva be “king” of the south.The reason i say that is because he baisicly tricked people into calling him that. Be honest before he said he was who actually considered him king of the south?…no in fact before he said it who gave a dam about who was king of da south was?

  • Da King

    Texas Flippin u are garbage and u dont know shit about rap just keep listenen to paul wall and zro u piece of shit. Holla Back

  • texasflippin

    Did i hurt your inbred feelings. I guess so . paul wall please thats kiddy rap. I rather be a piece of shit than a wanna be thug like you. You are weak you have nothing you are nothing.Garbage nice one. the only garbage is you and your weak life style. Anyone can yap on a computer. frankly its funny reading your posts of of being mad. That shows how weak of a boy you are. You would let a person on a computer get u that upset. Well as you would say i hollad back. The Urban Dictionary is not useable for whatever you do in life which is probaly not much. You were abused as a child i can tell. Lets have a war over whos king of the south dawg. Playa im dissen some guy on the internet. Ha your funny and at the same time sad….

  • Da King

    Hey texas if u think im gettin mad u are a jackass. this shit is fun for me. and u dont know shit about me so dont comment on what u think my life is like. u are a clown jus keep listenen to your mike jones and z-ro.LOL holla back cunt

  • BrownSuga

    Atl_Boarder, you are really ignorant. And in this case ignorance is not bliss. How can you compare the singles that are on the radio to what the whole album is comprised of. Do you know that singles are meant for the mainstream just to get radio play. They are edited and condensed down to almost nothing. So they don’t represent the real sound and grittiness of the entire album. Therefore, the next time you decide to debate on something please do some kind of valid research.

  • Rouchee

    T.I.P he got a sick flow… but for someone to be really the king of the south… they have to really be the flow… (know what i’m saying) like dang for all we can know… he might even be fake. like many other rapers these days… But the truth i think T.I is no way near being the king of the south.

  • texasflippin

    I think your life probaly sucks and basically so do you. Its sad that you have to call a 14 yr old kid a cunt. the only cunt you know is your mom . I bet you dont even know who your dad is. lets talk about your life. how your brother probaly raps your sister and you probaly rap your dog. who said anything about mike jones. lets get personal. lets talk about how it was in your so called hood. you were the kid everyone picked on. you picked your nose at a late age wet your pants at a late age started your period when you were 18. How said da king. how bout da queen. as you would say cunt. oh yeah tell your fam sorry i got them involved but you said cunt so assumed you were talking about your mom .

  • NEW ORLEANS UPTOWN

    NIGGAZ IS FUCKIN CRAZY, WAYNE IS DA BEST RAPPER 2 COME OUT OF DA SOUTH PERIOD. WHAT DA FUCK YALL SMOKIN B, CRAB GRASS

    DA WHOLE MUTHAFUCKIN N.O. STAND UP HOLLA!!!!!!!!

  • hillbilly tom

    tim mcgraw is

    then T.I

  • Ice Man

    T.i, Buck, Or Luda kings of south

  • latino heat maaan

    aztec man he’s the king of the border man. hey man ti is ok man. presidente fox is the king of the south.

  • Hustle Hard

    You all should probably listen to something other than rap. I mean come on. I can see through T.I.s rigerous rump. Why cant you? He’s not king of anything. He just raps and sells records. Its gonna take more than that to rule the south.

  • BirdsFlySouth

    damn up north n***as be hatin. Guess what we don’t like the Laffy Taffy bullsh** either. Hoes and lil kids like it. that’s who requesting the shi** on the radio and BET. Songs like that are party songs nothing more. Unlike up north n***as who dance and freestyle against each other in the club. we actually dance and hola at hoes in the club. that’s y even yall rappers shotting videos down here b/c we know how to party. Yall know how to hate and look down on niggas hince Westside vs eastside now south vs east coast. who is the common dominator. the haters I mean east. F**k yall

  • BirdsFlySouth

    #1 Scareface ‘tells stories, street cred, punked 50 cent ‘listen to his last album called him a snitch’

    Wayne ‘had lyric even before he was old enough to cuse’

    Luda ‘moving albums like Nelly and G Unit’

    Bun B ‘ain’t even gotta speak on it’

    Andre 2000 ‘dude instane but listen to the lyrics’

    Anybody that’s been listening to down south rap for more than the last couple of years would agree.

  • littlerockslim

    I think most people don’t understand what TI means when he says he is the king of the south. He means anyone can be a king if they handling business, on top of their game, providing for their family, and giving back to their community. The only ones that get offended is people that underachieve and try to playa hate on others. So let me school everyone who the real king of the south is. Anybody that’s holding it down and representing where they from is the king of the south rather it be ‘face, UGK, 8ball and MJG,TI, Outkast,or Young Jeezy. Its a down south thang we all kings. TI is using the phrase to motivate and elevate the hip hop community. Big Ups to him.

  • IDholdin

    Master P got a lot a money, wonder how he did that. He got as much money as……well….a motherfuckin king!

  • http://damurydas.com West5ide Piru

    HELL NAH my nikka Lil Flip is Doper than that anerexic lookin foo Lil Weezy’s illa than dat and my own opinion LUDAKRIS is tha klosest to being the KING of the South all his muzik iz str8 komin from the fukin sun hot homie so nah tip he ight but he aint no king fo damn sure

  • D- Los

    ima give u a mid-west point of view ima give my south top ten off all-time and the way i see it fuck record sales. example: biggie only had 2 LPs…diddy has sold more then him….my point exactly!!

    10- lil wayne (maybe he should be higher but fuck it i aint going back)
    9- lil scrappy (dont sleep on him)
    8- 3-6 (they got a grammy)
    7- lil flip (he always droppin mixtapes)
    6- Young Buck ( he just to real….where was game when dre got punched…Buck was pokin boys)
    5- Jeezy (2 yrs he’ll be top 3)
    4- T.I. ( he got the flow)
    3- Master P (he the first to get it crunk)
    2- UGK (Bun B especially)
    1- Scareface (i dont need to say shit)

  • littlerockslim

    D-los u forgot outkast,luda, and 8ball and MJG. Make another one but take out young buck (he aint done shit only one album),lil wayne (he aint been hot since the hotboys),lil scrappy(what u smokin),and lil flip (TI killed his career and wasnt he about to drop an album the same time as TI?)and insert the names listed above. I’ll give you a pass this time because u from the midwest, but redo the list and you’ll be cool with me and the rest of the south. Down South we run this hip – hop shit!!!!!!!!

  • Katari

    D-Los you can’t seriously mean lil scrappy. I like his album but he reminds me of Lil’ Wayne. Im not saying he raps lick lil wayne but one day in like 6 or seven years Lil Scrappy will probably be the best in the business.

  • cuzzo

    i just got 1 question, who da fuck started this; if you aint got punchlines you aint a good rapper shit? man fuck some punchlines, that shit is for broke ass battle rappers who can’t make a complete album worth buying. t.i is the most thorough dude out right now on all levels, and when he needs to, can spit verses that really show that he is the king. let’s not forget it is da music biz, and that means find a balance so u can get paid, and he doin it, stop hatin, he’s da man right now, period…

  • WIKKIE_FONATANA

    SCARFACE WOULD B THE KING OF THE SOUTH BUT HE DONT WANT THE CROWN I THOUGHT KING SUCCED ASS ALL THE BEATS SOUND THE SAME ITS NOT HIS BEST CD THE KING IS LUDA HES BEEN IN THE GAME 4 A WHILE AND HES BETTER THAN TI YOUNG BUCK IS ALSO GOOD WEEZY IS WHACK BG ISA BETTER

  • killakrazy

    obviously, scarface is the king of the south, but with a new breed of rappers coming out i would go wit Jeezy or B.G Ti is wack,

  • luxcuri

    this goes for that fake ass wana be king of the south t.i. thats a bitch made nigga. he all fake aint nothing real bout that nigga. every one knows scarface is the king . he been putting it down for a long ass time. not no t.i. tell him luxcuri from h-town soon to be dropping ALL American Album is coming soon. fall of 2007. t.i. is a weak little bitch. you tell him i said that.

  • marcus

    are yall fuckn crazy. t.i the king.lol. no no no. its all SCARFACE. it must be lil kids on here cuz all yall need to check ya southern rap history. t.i. may be another tupac but not no king of south. t.i. was known everywher in 2003 not no 1980s. thats where it started with scarface. so t.i. check ya history and give credit to tha real king you bitch.

    p.s. get the off the t.i.p. of lil flips dick. dont be mad cuz yous a gold artist

  • littlerockslim

    Marcus how you gonna compare TI to Tupac. Take your own advice and check your history. Tupac is the GREATEST of all time. THUG LIFE.

  • Hustle Hard

    Birdsflysouth, You a dumbass. Do you know what you’re saying?

  • http://myspace.com/balla4lif777 dat nigga ern

    wen t.i. jumped out there and sed he wuz da king of da south a lot of niggas questioned dat and still do but listen 2 t.i.’s king den cumpare it 2 jeezys shit he got him beet by a long shot. jeezys songs r gud cuz his beets not his flo he has 1 of da weekest flows 4 any mc trynna go big. he sed he aint no rappa he a motavational speeka in dat case he shuld b a poet and stay da fuk out da rapp game where niggas trynna becum da greatest rappas and do big things. T.I. IZ DA KING OF DA SOUTH.slim thug myt b his best compatition

  • http://mackmaineeeee mscarter_weezygirl_flygirl

    I UNDERSTAND IF LUDACRIS SAY HE THE KING..BUT T.I..HE HAVEN’T BEEN OUT LONG ENOUGH…THAT’S LIKE MOVING TO ANOTHER HOOD AND SAYING YOU RUN IT ALL READY….
    SCARFACE
    LUDA
    WEEZY BABY
    UGK
    MASTER P…SHIT THAT’S IT…T.I DON’T BELONG ON THE LIST..NEITHER DO JEEZY CAUSE HE JUST CAME IN DA GAME LAST YEAR!

  • http://MySPace.com Micah

    T.I he’s one of the best rappers of the south but extremly over-rated, not 2 much competion in the south. KING cd weak, he has an average flow delivery, look he came out wit WAT U KNOW ABOUT DAT that’s cool whatever but he just doesn’t bring 2 much when it comes 2 lyrics. Chamillionaire flow is good but he can’t put music out like T.I. but niggas want 2 talke bout what’s hot now, I talk longevity and Luda is the KIng to all his peers whenever LUDA raps he says stuff u don’t even think of Georgia, look at Pimpin All Over THE WORLD was somethin different wit words rappers can’t even pronouced. Luda is on his way 2 bein a legend and now is on TOP becuz he’s actually over a rap group that consists of over 20 different people in disturbin THa Peace he came wit an album 2 help dem out 2 be A KING u got 2 work wit people and be on top of your group and helpin other rappers get started like Scarface did wit Luda

  • silverblade987

    “I must plead ignorance to Jeezy. I tuned him out after hearing him rhyme “John Madden” with “John Madden.” “Go Crazy” was flames and his voice and ad-libs are catchy as hell. But after listening to “King” several times now, TI clearly is the King of the South. When you can make 2 Just Blaze bangers better than an NY mixtape rapper, 1 Native Tongue joint hotter than anything Kweli has done in the past 3 years, and a complete gangster epic like “What You Know” within the first half of your album, you’re doing something right. Plus, his voice, flow, charisma and actual lyrics are exceptional for a Southern MC (alongside Andre 3000, Lil’ Wayne and Luda). Jeezy has a better marketing tool (angry snowmen t-shirts) but he’s had one album out. TI’s progressed over several albums to reach this point just like Jay-Z. Hov didn’t become King till Vol.2 and Vol. 3, his 3rd and 4th albums.” -Zilla

    I don’t really agree with this on Jeezy, but otherwise, this man is tellin’ it how it is. And speaking of Luda, he’s really underrated. Yeah it’s true that half of the time he’s doing those “I’m a pimp” raps, but if you check his metaphors and wordplay on a lot of his other songs, you’ll see what I’m saying.

  • Gutta

    Lil Wayne,T.I., nor jeezy is king of the south because they havent challenged anyone for it…for east coast rappers going back as far as kool moe dee,if you called yourself the best or king you either battled until you got to the top or you went at somebody to take they spot. ti,hasnt done neither and therefore doesnt deserve the title, regardless of what people say the title needs to go to someone that has pyed a little more dues than ti like bun b or scarface or even outkast for that matter,people should think before making statements like youing buck is king,be serious

  • latoya aria

    will t.i thinks hes the king of south so will just see what happens

  • white love

    all bLACK PPL SUCK DIK EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM R CRIMINAL I H8 BLK MUSIC, AL U NEGORS CLAIM 2 LOVE UR RACE BUT WEN IT COMES 2 SUPOORTIN ARTISTS BY BUYIN RECORDS U RUN A MILE WHAT THE FUK IS GOIN ON EH, U ALL DISGRACE THE human race for fuks sake jst go bk 2 africa n die man we dnt need u in white america the same goes 2 FUKIN PAKIS yh u terrorists all that islamic shizzle go bk 2 asian yh n stay away 4rm the west i h8 pakis n blks,

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Chi-Town Representor

    T.I. is one of my favorite southern artist besides Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Little Brother,Outkast. I listen 2 mostly east coast rap, little bit of west coast rap, and a bit of midwest rap(mostly rappers from Chicago or Detroit). I guess you could say T.I. the king of the south. He was the only rapper in the south that really claimed the throne. I didnt really hear any other southern rapper claim the throne. I only heard T.I.. So he definetly is the king of the south.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Chi-Town Representor

    White love, u must b on crack u ignorant ass honkey. Go suck a dick. oh yeah, birdsflysouth, u an ignorant ass nigga talkin down on NY just because the south on top. It’s Chi-Town’s turn 2 take over the rap game.We gon get ours.I got mad respect 4 East coast and I hope that they can dominate agian, but it’s Chi-towns turn 2 dominate hip-hop.

  • http://donnyslaughter.com Middy West

    I keep seein’ this donny slaughter shyt all over the place so I finally went to cd baby and listened a bit, tha nigga can spit, I never heard a DC rapper but this nigga hot, I bought it but I don’t like him dissin’ Cam tho!!!

  • FUCKING YO MOM

    YO t.i. is the king of the south and lil wayne is the boss of the south

  • BlacKnawlej

    MAn all y’all is on fuckin crack, do yall listen to these artists mixtapes and the whole album….all of Jay-Z’s songs arent sick, but he is considered the best because of everything including progression and record sales as well as his flow, so here is the real list….
    1.Outkast(They have a diamond record, nough said not to mention their lyrics)
    2.Luda(sick ass lyrics plus the cred and versatility, and record sales)
    3.UGK and Scarface tie b/c they about equal realistically
    4.T.I(hes progressed listen to not only the albums but mixtapes, plus his sick flow-ASAP…and he is the King b/c no one has challenged him)
    5.Lil Wayne(He may be young but has the experience and bottom line the absolute sickest flows out the south, listen to that dedication Vol. I and II-if you dont think so you are on drugs-hes the best lyricist in the south, why you think Jay-Z was backin him)……
    Id keep going but the top five is all that matters in all truth, Young Jeezy would be next tho-Thug Motivation 101

  • http://www.myspace.com/crackkkhead01 THE KING aka CrackkkHead

    Man i got respect 4 TI and all but when he came out sayin he was the king of the south. i wasnt feelin dat.he aint really did shit 2 become da king of da south be been out for six years.da biggest thing he did in his whole career was da movie ATL. I dont think he deserve dat name though he pushin it.Personally ti album aint shit. its ok but it aint shit.

  • http://110HAULERHOTMAIL.COM 110 JAMES

    SCARFACE N UGK N 8BALL MJG N EVEN LUKE FROM 2LIVE CREW IS MORE OF A KING THAN THAT LIL WALNUT HEAD BITCHLL EVER B PS THAT LAST ALBUM WAS STR8 HOE

  • Youngmoney

    fuck yall! weezy.f baby is the king.if you don’t the baby you make me sick!

  • Squad up

    weezy is the best rapper and he is the king of the south

  • Junior

    Yo I like Weezy, TI, Jeezy, HCP, UGK, Scarface, and all dem down south niggas but if u actually listen 2 all dat mixtape shit….in “Down With The King” TI’s Gangsta Grillz mixtape Scarface says he doesnt want to be king….and i respect TI for comin out from tha jump sayn he tha King and no one stopped him….lil flip tried but he is fake and Lil’ 3rd and Scarface already said dat nigga is not evn from Cloverland… weezy will neva be considered king jus bcuz he dont sell dat much but his lyrics are betta than any rapper down south u would think hes from NY…and sumone said sumtin about y there is no king of new york and dat is bcuz jus about evry new york rapper can flow das y u have tha 5 burroughs. u can put anyone up 4 consideration….Yonkers- DMX/ D-Block niggas?? Queens- NaS?? Harlem- Cam’ron (since Big L died)….lyrics are wack but he sells records and hes a good business… Bronx- Hell Rell not many rappas?? BK- Jay-Z, Papoose???? see wat i mean but Jay-Z have 2 be the overall King hes makin computer commercials now and he didnt become king around vol. 2 he warned evrybody in his 1st album dat he was comin 2 takeover

  • velli504

    MASTER P IS THE KING OF THE SOUTH, HE SHOWED THESE NIGGAS HOW TO GET MAJOR DEALS ON THEIR OWN…REAL NIGGAS KNOW, IF U WANT TO GIVE IT TO SOMEBODY GIVE IT TO THAT MAN, A NIGGA FROM THE STREETS

  • velli504

    MASTER P STILL HOLDS THE RECORD WITH 75 MILLION RECORDS SOLD…HE GOT 85% OF HIS SELLS…NOW U TELL ME, IT AINT ABOUT RAP, ITS BOUT UR HUSTLE YA HEARD ME

  • Gmoney$

    1. Scarface(most respected)
    2. 8ball and MJG(straight raw and legends )
    3. UGK( enough said)
    4.Luda( consistent fire…all platinum plaques)
    5.Ti( got flow)
    6.Outkast(two legends)
    7. Trick Daddy(don’t sleep on him he puts it down..)
    8.Lil Wayne( good lyrics and 2 great albums back 2 back)
    9.Z-Ro (on the come up best artist on rap-a-lot)
    10.Young Jeezy( great album and respected with only one album)

  • Gmoney$

    1. Scarface(most respected)
    2. 8ball and MJG(straight raw and legends )
    3. UGK( enough said)
    4.Luda( consistent fire…all platinum plaques)
    5.Ti( got flow)
    6.Outkast(two legends)
    7. Trick Daddy(don’t sleep on him he puts it down..)
    8.Hot Boyz( They’re all great solo artist and all have had had great albums after the break uo)
    9.Z-Ro (on the come up best artist on rap-a-lot)
    10.Young Jeezy( great album and respected with only one album)

  • Hustle hard

    The Bronx is the king of the south. Enuff said.

  • pirotecknix

    did yall niggas listen to the DJ Drama and T.I.P. – Down With the King mixtape or the end of “I’m Straight” on the King album? the nigga already discussed the title shit, yall niggas from other regions is late on that shit. and frankly, if OutKast, Scarface, 8Ball & MJG, David Banner, or UGK haven’t had anything to say about it, i frankly don’t give a fuck. They’ve all collaborated in some form or fashion, and if you ask them, they will all tell you who the King of the South is. It isn’t just music, you asswipes.

  • LIL B

    I NEED TO BECOME A RAPPER DO U NEED TO HEAR ME

  • Arkansas Playa

    He ain’t king of da south yet, but he well on his way to earning the crown…1 more cd like KING and he got it 4sho (I can’t 4get da mixtapes like The Leak) He well respected and he can get my vote…

  • FiiFii

    TIPis definitely not the king of the south YET but i feel as though he does have the right attitude,swagger, and skill to get him there eventually. and as far as the comment made about big boi being the king of the south……ummm lets be serious

  • FiiFii

    TIP is definitely not the king of the south YET but i feel as though he does have the right attitude,swagger, and skill to get him there eventually. and as far as the comment made about big boi being the king of the south……ummm lets be serious

  • dirtysout’mixtapebumpa

    ti aint king of da south he ain’t been at it long enough, and hell naw jeezy is nowher close to king of da south (not even prince like scrappy claim), he dont even sound like he rep da south, dats prolly why niggas up north like him. ti could be king in a snapshot of rap but not longterm.
    no disrespect, but jeezy ….fuck no, way off wit dat one.
    if wayne killz wit hi da carta 3 he might be on top.

  • Shazey

    Man T.I aint shit..luda murdered his ass..flip even got a few disses on him…buck defenitley aint the king of the south cause he with gay unit and his rhymes is weak…lil wayne is horrible..claimin him self the best rapper ever..ni&&a needa get his mind correct…jeezy is tite but still not good nuff to be crowned…if neeone next to SCREW is the king of the south…its my boi Z-Ro..he prolli the illest rapper there is…

  • Shazey

    Like I said before just to let yall know.. its all about
    Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro Z-Ro

    F**k T.I. and Buck

  • H-man

    Yo, TI earned his stripes. Hes a KING in my book.

  • Mrs.Jones

    Yo im a T.I. fan word but i dont know if he deserves tha crown king of tha south..But he does a lot of shit so thats wussup.And the 1st person to leave a comment sayin “Young Buck is tha king” yea mutha fuckin right that nigga makes one cd what tha fuck…Fuck G-unit…G-unot!

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=1343#comment Jay Bee

    I just wanna say whoever said thug motivation 101 was better than the king need to be shot. That shit was border line garbage

  • red

    t.i. had a spead for teen people and a 5 page G.Q. and was a guest star on the O.C. preforming before he even came out with king so i think white folks know who T.I. is but Outkast are the Kings of the South do your research

  • CALVIA

    for all yaLL HOES WHO HATING T.I IS THE KING OF THE SOUTH 4 SHO AND 4 EVA AND ALWAYS

  • eastpoint outlaw

    LOOK IF YALL FROM GEORGIA THEN SHIT YALL SHOULD KNOW THAT THE KING WAZ THE WORST TI ALBUM NOT SAYING IT WAZ NOT GOOD JUST NOT BETTER THAN TRAP MUSIC URBAN LEGEND OR UM SERIOUS . AND SCARFACE DONT WANT TO BE KING OF THE SOUF SO LEAVE THAT ALONE IN MY EYES AND EARS LIL WAYNE SHOULD BE THE KING BUT HE IS NOT BECAUSE HE WANTS SOMIN BIGGER THAN A LIL SHITTY CROWN HE WANTS THE BEST RAPPER ALIVE SHIT. HELL HE CAN HAVE BECAUSE THE SIMPLE FACT NOBODY STEP UP AND SAID NOTHIN JUST LIKE JAY Z SHIT DMX COULD HAVE SAID SUMIN NAS COULDVE SAID SOMIN BUT THEY DIDNT SO JAY GOT THE SHIT JUST LIKE TI GOT THE KING OF THE SOUF NOBODY SAID NOTHIN UNTIL HE SAID SOMIN SO HE IS THE KING BUT THE KING ALBUM IS BULLSHIT IT WAZ NOT BETTER THAN THE CARTER TO OR BUN B SHIT

  • Rex

    T.I. Is Cool But He Don’t Back His Shit Up And If Anybocy The King Of The South Its Between UGK & 8Ball & MJG

  • AnerexiaTIP

    First of all you all definitely dont listen to H-Town, TI is a Phony from Cog County NOT BANKHEAD he also is just a rich prep thinking hes tuff with his PSC(pussy squad crew) chain. HAVE YOU ALL FORGOT ABOUT FUCKING LUDACRIS he is great just like Dj Screw,3-6 Mafia, Chamilion,Rick-Ross

    Damn TI talked shit to Houston and Clova G’s and got snuffed in the face and tried to snittch and *sew*

    Dont start with G-Unit Phony bullshit
    http://www.stopsnitchinstoplyin.com

    yea TI is THE KING OF ETHIOPIA FUCKING SKINNY ASS BONES

    ————————————–
    Shazey Says:

    July 24th, 2006 at 7:10 pm
    Man T.I aint shit..luda murdered his ass..flip even got a few disses on him…buck defenitley aint the king of the south cause he with gay unit and his rhymes is weak…lil wayne is horrible..claimin him self the best rapper ever..ni&&a needa get his mind correct…jeezy is tite but still not good nuff to be crowned…if neeone next to SCREW is the king of the south…its my boi Z-Ro..he prolli the illest rapper there is…
    ————————————–

    Finnaly some1 who knows shit about what they talk about everyone who said The Ethiopian is a King is a faggot and needs to know what the fuck they are talkin bout and how FONIES CANT BE KINGS

    Be like us In the North and FUCK TI PSC G-UNIT FRANCHIZE BOYS,

    LISTEN TO DMX,RUFF RYDERz D- BLOCK, Nas, Biggie, Jay, SCREW

  • http://TI=ANEREXIC AnerexiaTIP

    TI IS A FONYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

    GOT SNUFFED IN THE FACE BY CLOVA G’s

    IS FROM COG COUNTYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

    YOU KNOW WHAT FUCK YALL IM FROM YONKERS AND RUFF RYDERZ CLAPPS THE SHIT OUT OF THIS WHACK ASS NICKALODEON DIKE JONES

  • Smilezzz

    From reading everybody comments i believe T.I.’s getting the response he wanted by calling himself the King. He got all ya’ll talking about him and debating the fact wich is keeping his name HOT! Good thinking T.I.! Let’s face it, he’s the hottest thang out in da south and i’m from da south and all i know is that nigga get much respect round here. Scarface cool wit it everybody else in the south cool wit it. It seems da city niggaz da only disputing the fact. Who ever huslin an gettin bread like T.I. an sellin albums like he is alt to be able to call themselves what eva fuck they fell. Bottom line DIS NIGGA PAID$$$$$$$$$$!

  • Holla

    T.I got to bring album out every 2 months for him to stay in the game

    The King of the south are:
    Luda
    Chammilionare
    Young buck
    scarFace
    Master P

  • XAYXAY

    Well as of right now hell yeah TIP king of the south hes the top rapper of 06..menstral cycle(thats period by btw)
    But on the real tho the south running ish. heres my list of top 10 southern artist of all time..to come up wit this I used sales,longevity,creativity and respect here goes
    1.Outkast-came out in 94 still huge had an album go diamond(10m)top 5 rap groups of all time im talkin with NWA Run DMC, G-Unit,DIpset…(just playin about the last two(calm down)
    2.Scarface-never sold out to go commercial legend status repped south when it wasnt cool.
    3.Juvenile-400 degreez classic sold same amount in same yr as Jays vol. 2(4.5m)
    4.Master P-put south on the”map”made it cool to be country more on list for buisness then rapping skills
    5(tie).Goodie Mobb-real niggaz know about the Mob awesome collection of rappers like Outkast just not as big.
    5(tie).UGK-legends T.I. will pass them in
    future though.
    6.T.I.-when king arguably the best album of 06′ is your worst cd of your career thats sayin something
    7.Hot Boyz-with 2 of top 10 southern rappers of all time on one group plus B.G. who is around 12.13 how could you argue
    8.Luda-to be multi platinum biggest selling solo artist from south still underated.right along Hov as biggest selling artist on Def Jam over last 5-6 yrs
    9.Lil Wayne- wasnt even on the raddar couple yrs ago but is moving up quickly top 5 in entire rap game right now.
    10(tie).8ballMJG\36 Mafia-helped put south on the map in early 90’s\they got an oscar for christ sakes
    honorable mention
    BG,Trick Daddy,DJ Screw,Mystikal

  • bmort

    first of all u da biggest fucking hata i ever seen in my life. when he say king he aint talkin about lyrics are record sales or anything of that sort. he’s referring to his success overall from hiphop to the big screen. i know niggas hate to see a southern nigga saying shit like dat but in his mind he is da kind and anybody that’s in any kind of profession that involves competition should be calling themselves the best if they expect to make. what yall want dude to say “I da second best to luda, he da king”. lil jeezy has come out with one album and half his style came from ti.i didnt hear no rappers talking about trap until ti. why u think so many old school artists fuck with him from ball and g, ugk, jay z, cause dat nigga is thorough. STOP HATING.

  • ILMA

    man, i went 2 see atl n all that shit n i gotta admit i was anticipatin king, but damn, when i got that shit… bout tha only good songs is wha u kno, ride wit me, top bac n im str8, juss cuz jeezy on it…. personally, i take jeezy ova him any day, dun believe me juss pick up his damn cd!!

  • http://hotmail.com 615bANGA

    TOP 10 ARTISTS IN THE SOUTH
    1. LUDACRIS
    2. T.I.
    3.YOUNG JEEZY
    4.SCARFACE
    5.BUN B
    6.DAVID BANNER
    7.LIL WAYNE
    8.TRICK DADDY
    9.YOUNG BUCK
    10.JUVENILE

  • http://www.xxlmag.com MILO from TC

    DAMN,what the fuck is this? I forgot which writer said it,but just like Jay Z said,do you people listen to music or do you just skim through it!Cause if half you muthafuckas listened to T.I.’s shit you would understand why he considers himself to be the KING.With that been said,go try it(listen carefully).Then maybe you jealous,hatin people will stop!

  • tExaS_gUh!

    hmmmm…who’s really tha true king of tha south?? its gotta be somebody that everbody from tha south knows!, its gotta be somebody that everyone from tha south likes!,its gotta be somebody that all southern rappers respect!, its gotta be somebody thats been in tha southern hip hop game since it started!, its gotta be somebody that’s done alot for southern hip hop and has been credited the most with puttin the south on tha map!…so…with that bein stated, i would think that t.i. is mabye a lil too young and some rappers and southerners dont respect him, i dont hate t.i. i love his music as well as all southern hip hop artists, t.i. is just another southern rappers with great lyrics…so…i say that DJ SCREW is tha King of the South…he was around during tha start of southern hip hop, lots of people like and know of him, he’s created chopped and screw which most of the U.S. regonizes as a special talent of the south…so R.I.P DJ SCREW…and you cant forget about Mike 5000 Watts!…

  • tExaS_gUh!

    …and yall need ta chill out wit all dat south on south hatred!! we gotta stick togetha…all durty south rappers should be respected, there keepin the south on tha map! and SOME easterners and westerners are gettin a lil jealouse and hateful because there records beein played like they once where, ever since the durty south sound came out, if WE dont stick togetha on dirty south rappers, tha east and west coast gone take over again!…

  • tExaS_gUh!

    ..”SOME easterners and westerners are gettin a lil jealouse and hateful because because there records *ARENT* bein played like they once were”…

  • weezybaby

    my name says it

  • txraized

    Why is it that east coast tend to hate any other regions. jus like in the late 80′s early 90′s whn west coast was introducng gangster rap. east coast hated on them. now the south is making noise, the east coast is heating again. u said gangsta rap ws to xplicit & uneccessary, now u think southrn rap is too commercial. true hip-hop startd there, but how do u expct a southern rapper to sound like r talk like an east rapper when he doesn’t come from where he comes from & wasnt raised as he was raised. some of it is, but thts mostly bcuz u can dance to it & it bangs in the clubs so it catches on. but for the record most southrn rap isnt commercl but thts wht media & major labels tend to promote. like in h-town, the screw sound is wht brght attention to houstn, but whn labels cme down, thy look at guys like mike jones & dnt sho any love to originl suc membr. guys like big poke, keke, c-note, 3-2, esg, r big moe. thse guys r more street, & thr raps express more of the way houstn is thn guys like mike jones but the commercializm is wht sells. if u wnna relly feel h-town cop thse ol skool albums frm suc alums: Ghetto Dreams (fat pat), dn’t mess wit tx(lil keke), hardest pit in the liter(bike pokey), city under siege(esg), city of syrup(big moe), all in yo face(pimp tyte). all relesed betwn 98-00, but none of these guys gt the big deals whn labels cme knockng.
    —–
    !!!R.I.P. DJ SCREW, FAT PAT, BIG HAWK, & BIG STEVE (aka grand pappy mofioso)!!!

  • txraized

    king of the south: some ppl will base it off record sales, sme longevity, & sme off of recent succss. so im jus gonna giv u my most influential southrn rappers.
    scarface AND geto boys (willie D & bushwick bill),the farthers of the south, they gve birth to the southrn rap
    then u got UGK & Outkast, they’re like those uncles tht cme along shrtly aftr the daddy, to prove it wsnt a fluke tht ppl frm the south could rap
    then u hve dj screw like the big brother who lookd up to the daddy & uncles & lernd things frm them to b great hisslf, shinined the lite on undergrnd rap while at the same time influencing numerous othrs to rap &/or relse thr music undergrnd.
    —-so scarface & gb opend the door
    outkast & ugk bogarded thyr way in
    & dj screw jus brght evrybdy frm the ngbrhood & tk over the house, puttng thr feet all on the coffee table & eatng up all the food!
    & u cnt 4get abt goodie mobb who also mde the south knwn & master p & cmb (b4 thy were jus cash money) the showd the world how the south flashed & shined
    the other guys like, z-ro, ti, luda thse r the rest of our siblings jus makng the family strngr. so all u boyz squash all the beefs & do what we do, we all famly down here fa sho

  • txraized

    o yeah, cn’t 4get ball & g, thy jus like ugk, street & respcted (need to leave badboy tho, so thy cnt get puff off the bckgrnd & gt bck to tht street shit)

  • tExaS_gUh!

    hey, lil keke mah cousin!! lol 4real!

  • tExaS_gUh!

    go texas! yeeeeeeeeeh haw! lol…

  • NYCkillers

    Look this goes out to all you morons out there TI snoop big boi whoever can be king of the south but Jay-z is king of them all so it does really matter who the fuck is the king of the south cuz they still under jay and if you dont like that to bad thats the truth

  • Fuck The North

    Fuck That Nigga Gayz…We do our Own Shyt Down Here Why U Hatin Cuzzo

  • tExaS_gUh!

    fuck the north? what you mean like the northern portion of america? or what, cauz they not even on tha map…or do you mean fuck new york? cauz thats east coast, im just confuzzeled…but neways hell t.i. aint kang of da souf cauz he aint even been around dat long and shit…mayne fuck this im finna go watch SpongBod, he gettin his drivers license today…

  • http://xxl.com j rella

    in everyone eyes they see them self as the king of the south so if ti say he is well let him be it, shyt it aint nothing but word of mouf dats. Hell i call myself the king of the south to but you dont hear nobody sayin i aint so shit if u wanna be the king of the south just call yoself that like ti did and now hoes on his dick for that. Shit I cant hate the nigga for dat as long he dnt think he can come to any town talkin that shit he ight. Me personally i wouldnt chose him to be a candiate for it I mean look u got lil wayne,z-ro,bun b, and many more thats ahead of ti shit hey u cant hate tha nigga so keep doin wat u do!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  • BabyGirl

    Let me start off by saying Grillz was not a song from a “SOUTHERN” rapper southern artist featured on the track, but it was a MID-WEST artist who came up with the concept. BOL do ya fucking homework. As far as Tip not being a household name my nigga my momma even talk about Tip. His flow and his swagger make him that dude. Even Hov himself had to give my nig his props because off top he is a very intelligent artist. The way he put his words together is amazing. he may or may not be a battle cat,but lyrically he will disturb ya peace!!!Jeezy had a huge year and a huge record, but since then it’s just been featured appearences nothing dropped since Thug Motivation. Tip started with an nderground buzz then put out PSC Part 1 which featured a gang of ride to joints on there. For example Dope Boys and hell he even started off the album with a hard hitter telling you what he’s seen and or been through and he came out with I’m Serious with Beanie man letting you know oh my nigga I may be little, but I got big shoulders and I wil be here for a while. The first album people slept on, but then he came a little harder.Tip is very versatile and he does have that ability to cross over as far as Jeezy he just fine being a hood nigga on the block or moving snow that shit don’t last long as so will his career. Buck is my dame, but as far as KING no not even close he is a great artist, but he really hasn’t paid his dues to be compared to anybody great. But BOL u fuckin suck as a columist I’ll take your job http://www.myspace.com/zozo2 Holla at a real fucking reporter who states nothing but the facts!!!

  • J

    King of the south SCARFACE if you think its TI the radio has taken your mind over. KING SCARFACE!!

  • Gettn’ Money In 06

    Scareface didn’t want to be king so T.I. iz da King

  • COCO831

    TO NEBODY HATIN ON T.I: FUCK YALL!!! BOL U FUKIN SUCK. LEMME HEAR SOME OF YO SHIT. GET U AN ALBUM AND GO PLATINUM B4 U START PUTTIN DWN TIP FA REAL ERRY BODY AND THEY MAMA KNOW TI HOW U GNE SAY TI AINT NO HOUSE HOLD NAME NIGGA SAY THAT SHIT TO ME. IM HIS #1 FAN AND AINT NOBODY GONE HAVE HIS BAK LIKE ME. HIT ME ON THA MYSOACE ADN http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/SCOOBIS_GURL07 IM OUT

  • kingme

    i say stop hating on the south you ugly ass monkey. I know you guys are mad that new york doesent rule anymore. but dont take it out on the south. were building our own foundation. new york needs to stop dissing each other if they even want to think of competing with the south. you guys can hate as much as you want. we aint going no where. if yall wanna go listen to the some hippy rap (common,tribe,and those other losers) go ahead , but keep the south out of your big ass lips bitch

  • OverDoSe

    Z-ro,TRAE,G-MAAB,S.L.A.B.,S.U.C. are the realest there is fuck that shit on the radio,atl been on houstons dick for a second.Crunk juice? Htown is the home of the barr and i just heard that ludacris song where he say drap’d up and drip’d out what the fuck is that.ANYONE TALKING DOWN ON DJ SCREW GROW THA FUCK UP OR SHUT UP. on the real note they all need to get off the hate and collabrate.

  • AL

    yall cant be serious..as a eastcaost head, i still bang out outkast and show love to some jeezy and t.i joints…word on the ‘uncrowned’ kings outkast, scarface is the god of the south lmao forget king..but king for me…psshh LUDA takin that hands down for me.

  • the one

    Lyrically. Yes. Fuck Jeezy that 2006 master P. And Young Buck aint king of shit.

  • Yankee

    @Dee
    I never knew that you never had a clue on who was the king of the street- BIG

    Either your a young nigga running your mouth, or just some outta state nigga talking on something your cleary don’t know about. Big was the King of NY after his first album not after he died.

    why don’t you do us all a fovor an go sell crack. or try to stop a train with your face.

  • deep

    luda is the KIng Of the South

  • http://www.ladyxmerka.piczo.com BIGGEST FAN OF T.I TO EVA FUCKIN B NESSA

    TI IS DA BEST FUCKIN RAPPER IN DA WORLD! NO BEEF WITH HIM! HE TOPS YUNG BUCK AN JEZZY I MEEN DEY GT DA SAME NAMES! PLZZZZ! T.I MEENS TOO MUCH TO ME AN ALLWAYS WIL B OIN HIS SIDE! HES DA KING OF SOUTH HES MY KING BOI! LV YA BABII! UR 1 AND ONLY BIGGEST FAN IN DA WORLD! X
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  • navell porter

    yo i like t.i.p,but listen to young bucks stomp,nigga please stay off the t.i.p of my dick.yo luda iz the king word up.

  • dur

    TI CANNOT COME CLOSE TO LIL WAYNE.
    His rap is repetitive, adn too much like singing.
    you cant bounce to that and be respected in your car, i will tell you.
    T.I. aint south.
    T.I. is for all the whites.

  • George Bush

    I’m DA MUTHAFUCKIN KING!!!!!!!

  • LadyV

    For ALL the haters, get right and pull ur skirts down. The lyrics T.I. spit are on a whole different level then jeezy and any of them otha cats. I don’t think ya’ll illiterate ignorant asses be listening to anything my nigga say. I’ve supported T.I. to the fuccin fullest and always will. Tighten up. The SOUTH is where it’s at and if anybody want some, come n get some (Trick D).
    ~Southern Chick~

  • YoungAvondale

    Your crazy T.I. is fa sho tha king of tha south! although King did have some lame songs on it Trap Muzik and Urban Legend was some of the best muzik to come out of the south!

  • DymE

    It takes alot for me to like sumone over just an album but when I first heard the King album I was hooked on the lyrics and the beats. I mean this is a guy who has droped from a record label to creating his own. T.I. is the king of the south and him and alot of other rappers in the south is the reason why the southern movement is what it is today. To be the king you have to a sense of versatility in what you do. This guy is the star of his own movie and he is already working on a new one coming out early 07 so i’ve heard and he is also a CEO! Cliff can do anything he puts his mind in to.. And I can’t wait for the next album.

    And anyone out there hating on the south ya’ll need to get yo mind correct!!!

  • Tramaine

    Lil wayne is the king of the South!

  • mister t

    t.i. is heavy but king dont do him no justice. some of his rhymes is weak. urban legend was wayy better

  • http://Yahoo.com Young J

    T.I. is da best rappa it is right now, but Luda, & Wayne is right there wit him. So ya’ll need to stop haten on da KING!

  • http://www.me.com Me

    Lil’ Wayne is the King of the South. T.I. wouldn’t wanna see that cat in no type of battle of any sort. T.I.’s fans know it too, hell um his #1 fan. Lil Flip said he’s the King of the South and T.I. jumped all over him, Young Buck said it in the song “Footprints”:

    http://lyrics.duble.com/lyrics/Y/young-buck-lyrics/young-buck-footprints-lyrics.htm

    and you get nothing from T.I. Just being honest.

  • D

    “Dyme”… ATL is not Clifford’s movie, Antwon Fisher wrote ATL of which T.I. asked to be in. (album promotion tool, which worked very successfully).

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0466856/

    BET aired a special on it at the time of the movie’s release.

  • D

    “Dyme”… ATL is not Clifford’s movie, Antwone Fisher wrote ATL

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0466856/

    of which T.I. asked to be in (album promotion tool, which worked very successfully).

  • K.I.D DYNASTI

    T.I is the king of the south because he deserves it around the last 2 or 3 years their heven’t been nobody that can really fuck with T.I his intelligents his detication motivation it’s just that to me he’s well grounded and organized he is my favorite rapper and 1 of my biggest influnces after my mom. So yah I bouce for him being the king until his time is up and I gain the title sooner or later

  • http://xxlmag.com young jay

    t.i aint know damn king thats just like sayin slim thug is better than tupac t.i sho is not better than fliperachi or rick ross all them went platinum on their first album t.i only sold 30,000 units psc did betta yall hatin on flip because hes been gone man t.i a bitch and young ho bitches got beat up in cloverland they po wearin replica chains that people rob him for in chicago clover geeeez/ricky ross

  • http://myspace the king

    let me put the facks down ti king of the south 50cent king of the north snoop got the west crown and no one care about the east thay might be king but the u.s i own this shit real talk cuz lol

  • http://capitalloot.com TRUTH

    YOUNG BUCK

  • TI’s girl

    You can hate all you want too, but T.I. is the king. He is malti talented, he is real and nobody compairs to him. So stop hating and do something better wit ur life.

  • TIwifey_Nisha

    Ok, let me gon head and crush this right quick. Point blank, T.I. is the king of the south, aint no ifs, ands or buts. He is the best rapper out there and he is real about his shit. And to whoever said Lil Flip is a better rapper, u need to hang yo self cuz Lil Flip is wack as shit. My toilet spits a better flow than he do! T.I. is the king and if u haters dont like it…..2 DAMN BAD!

  • http://xxlmag.com 50 Cent

    Tip T.I. Harris Is Da King An Then Jeezy

  • http://myspace.com/yo max

    na chilll T.I. ‘S shit aint even hott Ludacris run shit 4real freesyle or just on a track.

  • Clova G’s

    he has aids

  • natasha

    you dumb ass ryan adams
    u know notin about the south
    t.i is the king and any idiot who says hes not should get beat!
    u just a sorry reporter
    and fyi it went platnum so people do like the king even if your stupid ass doesnt!!!
    u r sorry!!!!
    dumb aSS cunt

  • TGOSS

    Who da fuck is dis wack ass New York ass nigga hating on the south…though he give the crown to someone he is still blatantly showing didain with the south….Fuck Hiom TI is the King of the South and Jeezy will never touch TIP flow…..He know it too….T.I. is the fucking man in the south and everywhere else….Fire this nigga that wrote this….

  • Big Mike

    Honestly T.I. is a bad rapper. Most of yall listen to is music cause of the beats. The king of the south is definately goin to be someone from Texas like Z-Ro, Scarface or Dj Screw. At least Z-Ro has something to say. Young Jeezy is another bad rapper. Don’t even get me started on Lil wayne. What the fuck happened to him. His voice just has no excitement. Im tired of all this comercial rap. I wanna here somebody rap about somethin important.

  • DANTE P

    WHY YALL TALKIN THAT SHIT YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO THE REAL NIGGAS LIKE YO GOTTI AND BOOSIE, NOT THE RADIO PLAY SHIT BUT THE MIXTAPES AND THE NOT SO FAMOUS ALBUMS THAT THEY RELEASED……ON SOME REL SHIT…

  • american gangsta

    first let me say this to all the hataz T.I is KING of the south not cuz he is the first to claim it and i respect him 4 that and to tell the tru the south has alot of good rappas like wayne yung buck dro joc trick daddy ugk slim thug mike jones lil flip david banner bg juve rick ross scarface yo gotti boosi lil webbie if u ask me all of them better than any of yo fav. rappas partna and plenty more to name so east coast niggaz and west coast niggaz need to stop hatin on us south niggaz cuz the only reason nas said hiphop is dead cuz the south has hiphop rite now anywhere u go in the south is hood anywhere wqe some real niggaz so stop hatin the only reason im doin this is becuz im fuckin tired of niggaz hatin on us im from mississippi im from the south but i dont hate on east or west coast niggaz so stop hatin on us u cant get mad cuz d4l made a song that everybody can bump in the club them niggaz from a real hood tho dont get shit twisted cuz they made a song dfb too dont get shit twisted every nigga u see come out in the south from the hood now we all know that every hood is the same u got the same niggaz who gone hate and the u got the killa and such and such the south got a swagg that all hos like so dont hate on us cuz yall ho like the way we walk and talk mayne we got the best lookin hoes and and we konw how to ride clean to all yall other niggaz sound like some hatin as bitchs cuz the south on top stop cryin and shit and get wit nigga cuz at the end of the day jayz aint the best rappa cuz 2pac is and stop hatin on that man cuz he is the best at the end of the day every rappa only in it for the money cuz they dont wanna be poor like yo ass even jayz and nas and the game and snoop too at the end of the day we all got to answer to one man and thatz jesus christ cuz aint non of them rappaz gone die 4 u and aint non of them gone go to hell or hevean 4 u so lets get rite wit god and stop worry bout rappaz cuz half of them fake anyway the real niggaz in jail or dead or still in the streetz husltein

  • MZ T.I.P.

    fuk u all cuz i no n he no dat he (T.I.) is the real king, is and always wil b!n he neva gone quit no matter how difficult its gone get so all u bitches hatin on him n talkin shit bout him, jus shut yo mouths cuz no 1 wants to hear u talk shit!

  • MZ T.I.P.

    I LOVE MY BOY CLIFFORD FOR EVER!HES MY BABY N HE DA KING!U ALL NO U JUS TOO JELOUS TO ADMIT IT!

  • BOO

    excuse me MZ T.I.P but i fink u r da hater fo lyf matey iight … so dont go hatin t.i man coz hes my bitch ok … so back off miss ‘omgim so inlove with her boyfriend’ ok coz hes myn so go smell sum cheese!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • BOO

    only jokin luv

  • scandinavia

    we love t.i.p – KING

    Denmark

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Yeah Im Young Yeah Im Fly

    Thats Damn Right Big Mike Z-Ro is The Most Important Rapper In The Game God Bless Z-Ro

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Yeah Im Young Yeah Im Fly

    Z-Ro The King Of The Ghetto, Z-Ro The Crooked The Mo City DonBest Rapper Alive and In H.I.S.T.O.R.Y. Remember That

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Yeah Im Young Yeah Im Fly

    Z-Ro The Mo City Don King Of The Ghetto

  • sam

    t.i. doesnt just claim to be the king of the south just because he is a good rapper. its because he runs the streets. learn what youre talking about before you write an article on something…

  • texas ballin

    fuck t.i.
    dj screw = king of the south – r.i.p.
    r.i.p. fat pat

  • http://www.xxlmag.com jayj

    what da fuck yall takin bout T.I. will murk all these bitch ass niggaz this ugly ass nigga wit tha glasses naming fucking Jeezy? Get tha fuck out of here

  • Numero Uno

    When T.I. came out and said he was the King of the south nobody (artists) stepped up and said nothing so he is the King no one wants to fight for it they know he speaks the truth. Like when LL cool J said he was the best rapperr everybody went after him.

    Just give T.I. his Crown.

    Alot of people know T.I. thats why he sold so many albums.

  • hennessy412

    fuck tha south. its all bout the east coast with wiz khalifa best rapper around that 412 raw stuff check him out his good songs are
    Pittsburgh sound
    Youngin on his grind
    im gonna ride
    history in tha makin
    thrown
    what it use to be
    crazy since the 80s
    gotta be a star remix feat s money from the gvament
    and damn thing

  • http://yahoo Shotta

    bol = ho nigga

  • PeRsOn

    silverblade987

    Speakin On Luda being underrated.

    “but if you check his metaphors and wordplay on a lot of his other songs, you’ll see what I’m saying.”

    That shit is too true. Luda is the number 1 Southern Rapper in my eyes. Dude got mad funny lines that you gotta listen out for and understand before a bit of a chuckle.

  • Celfmade

    Why yall keep talkin bout stereotypical white people…shit im white and im all about hip hop, yall fuckin crazy who say snoop dogg wasnt a house hold name right away, i remember buying his “tape” yes i said tape! doggystyle when it came out it was the hottest shit in 6th grade that year..and just to mention that i came from a school district with nothing but white kids there. T.I. u gotta respect his shit, he talks real, no bs. there are plenty of good southern rappers too, but i also agree that the king of the south title must come with time, but for now jeezy, T.I., Luda are the ones doing the shit right now, andre 3k is off the hook and a lyrical genious no real hip hop fan will dispute that, im one of those so called wierd people that actually listen to lyrics instead of catchy-pop hooks or beats, lyricism is the root off all hip hop…to all u fucks gettin soldier boy gay on that shit yall dont know what hip hop ever was. thats my word.

  • arun

    hahahhaha you have no idea how ironic this is a few years on :)

  • http://www.tiringtone.com T. I. Ringtone

    Back in 06 when T.I. said he was the king, I though he was arrogant and disrespectful to the real king at that time Ludacris. But since then he dropped nuthin but hits.

    But you gotta give him props for his hustle. He claim the title and went out to get it. We’ll see if he’ll retake the crown after that stupid weapon charge he caught

  • BOOTYLOOSENER

    SHETUP YA’LL IDIOTS SCARFACE IS THE KING HE BEEN THE FOR LIKE 20 YEARS.
    T.I. IS A SNITCH AND MAKES THE ATL LOOK SOFT LIKE BABY SHIT.AND FOR THOSE THAT DISAGREE EAT DEEZ NUTZ.

  • http://trendytopicsjo.info/forum/feed.php Illa Vondrasek

    Why is it that your content jogs my memory of some other the same a bed that I just read elsewhere?

  • ed

    OUTKAST IS AND ALWAYS BE THE KING OF THE SOUTH. PFFFF NOT EVEN FUCKING CLOSE.