T.I., Jeezy & Lil’ Wayne Are The New Southern Biggie, Jay-Z & Nas

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Yesterday I posted a blog about Rick Ross’ “Hustlin Remix” with Jay-Z and The 2005 King Of New York. I ever so humbly stated that T.I., Young Jeezy and the self-proclaimed Rap’s Kobe Bryant Lil’ Wayne are the new southern version of Biggie, Jay-Z and Nas trinity in the mid 90’s. This is innocent statement single-handedly made me the new Bol (even he was in an uproar!). I heard it all from the peanut gallery: “You don’t know shit about music!” “You’re crazy!” “F The 80′s Babies!” “Atlantic should drop you!” “XXL should drop you!!!” “What kind of A&R are you?!” “I love you Jay-Z!”

The problem here is that the ever so intelligent readers of XXLMag.com took he statement out of context. Some are plainly in denial of the Southern dominance of today’s hip-hop. Others are just such huge Jay-Hova worshippers and Roc-A-Fella parishioners that they wanted to take the attention off of their god’s lame verse. So let break it down even iller for the R-O-Congregation who cry blasphemy and want the head of the Judas.

Atlanta, Georgia is the New New York City. They has quite a few platinum artists (T.I., Jeezy, Ludacris, Lil John, etc), a new draft of rappers knocking at the door (DFB, Yung Joc, etc), the hottest mixtape DJ in the country and even the biggest name in today’s R&B screaming “Peace Up, A Town Doowwwwnnn”. They’re strip clubs are breaking a new song every other day all the while doing it with a sense of U.N.I.T.Y. that as played out in NY with Queen Latifah.

New York City was once like this in the mid 90s. Our regions were boroughs where we had rappers from Brooklyn (B.I.G., Boot Camp Click, Jay), Queens (Nas, Mob Deep, C-N-N), Harlem (Big L, Ma$e), The Bronx (Fat Joe), Staten Island (Wu-Tang Clan, millions of Wu affiliates) and anyone else who ended up on Clue tapes. Our clubs were on fire AND breaking talent (The Tunnel) like how the South is now. And when the smoke all cleared there was the Holy Trinity: Frank White, Iceberg Slim and Esco.

Now the rest of the country could care less about the 5 boroughs of death because they have their own regions. They have places holding it down like New Orleans (Lil’ Wayne, Juvenile, B Gizzle), Houston (Mike Jones, UGK, Paul Wall, Slim Thugger, etc), Miami (Rick Ross, Trick Daddy, Plies, Cool & Dre, etc) and Ten-A-Ki (Three 6 “I Got A Oscar Now Lemme In The Club Bitch” Mafia, 8Ball & MJG, Young Buck) all determined to make the South’s run longer than Pippen’s arms. Don’t even get me started on The Clipse’s comeback. But when the smoke clears the 3 rappers leading the movement is T.I.P., Snowman and Weezy F. Baby.

Long story short, the South is how New York once was in the mid-90’s. And T.I., Jeezy & Wayne are holding it down for them and are their new heroes. Not comparing their skills or legendary stature, just the facts and the state of affairs. The South is running this rap shit and showing no signs of slowing down. Deal with it.

  • Fuck ya

    yea man i agree with atlanta is the new york n all that. the thing i disagree’d about with you yesterday is,when u said jeezy showed jay whot the king was. jeezy’s verse to me wasnt nearly as good as hov’s.and your not on bol’s level of controversy just yet

  • Puerto-Black

    So I u are trying to compare ready to die and LAD to fucking the block is hotz. O wait thug motivation is comparble to illmatic. NO king is way better then blueprint. Now the dude u listed as the NEW big, jay and nas don’t have the cataulge fuckin with big jay or nas ever, go song for song. I FORGOT U THE SAME NIGGA THAT SAID JEEZY WAS KING OF NEW YORK. it’s just my thoughts I could be wrong. FUCKIN YOUNG JEEZY KING OF NY DAMN FOOL

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?cat=29 noz

    i thought atlanta was the motown of the south?

  • Lupe Fiasco

    I see the headline but the real question is who is who. Which one is supposed to be BIG, who is Jay, and who (IN THE HELL)is supposed to be Nas

  • Lupe Fiasco

    king is way better then blueprint.

    ^^Must B Take Out Of Context

  • Duh Vay

    Although I have to admit the South is coming very strong and has showed much promise since their small start (when they were only really known for loud bass & catchy hooks with no verses. With the exceptions of artist or groups like Outkast, etc.) Now they are a force to be reckoned with. Showing promise in every light. Coming with very strong lyrics as well as their popular “one line antics”, household strong bass lines and catchy “2 step” dances. Although all this is very true and the fact that their UNITY keeps them solid. You can’t take away from the current “KING JAMES” of Rap… The Michael Jordan “…wear’n the .45 but not to play games wit’ you/ but to aim at you…” S. Carter a.k.a. Jigga Man, Jay Hova! The Northern frontier has always had a serious problem with playing nice with one another throughout different cliques, specially after the realization of Billboard numbers & so called “street cred”. The ability to blast another on a solid beat with Clue or Kay Slay screaming in the background, or Flex blessing it with a Bomb like US in Iraq after 9/11.
    Every Coast and or area has its time for example… Early 90′s – West coast ruled strong with Death Row (2pac, Dr. Dre & Snoop), then came the East coast regime with (Biggie, Jay-Z, Bad Boy, etc.) around mid 90′s, then the midwest swing took over with Nelly and his St. Lunatic Slang, now you have the South coming strong starting from TEXAS to Dade County with the ATL like Justin Gatlin in the special olympics 100-meter.
    Although I see your point, me being from Virginia and always stuck in the constant NORTH or SOUTH disputes like Civil War families. I respect the SOUTH but my heart is in the NORTH, so yes I can respect your view of calling T.I., Jezzy & Lil’ Weezy the Legends coming from this era, because arguable no one is doing it better, but watch your jaw chatter about J because you must always remember “HE’s THE MUTHA’ F**KIN’ GREATEST”!!!!!!

  • BELIZE

    wanna be BOL…tsk tsk tsk…BUT..i feel u cuzzo, the south got that old 90′s love from NY….remembering the good ole days…ahhhh it was all good just a decade ago…

  • steve

    is the poole palace atlantas tunnel?! it cant be, because there is not a sliver of talent in any part of d4l, the group im assuming this club is “breaking”. the only thing that place ever broke was a dance no one will be thinking about next year. stop talking out of your ass. to answer dude above (i think) t.i is jay (i concede), jeezy is big (the ONLY comparison there is physical stature) and i guess by process of elimination weezy is nas? he’s been deepthroating hov for far too long to be anything similar to nas. once again, stop talking out of your ass, ur embarassing us 80s babies.

  • mathew

    The South has had a good run, but its soon coming to an end. They have proved with the exception of a few(Outkast, Goodie M, Luda) that they are the worst hip hop scene in America. I hope they never “carry the torch” again. They can’t carry it well.

  • Prodigy

    Your really running with this Jeezy the King of New York shit huh?

  • Scorpio

    You dumb ass, you had a chance to admit your mistake and move on. However, you choose to get condescending. Speaking of a congregation of devotees, when not one of the commentaries was close to the level of ball hugging you do on Jeezy’s nuts. I love Jeezy, but you are his unauthorized dick sucker or rider, whichever you prefer. Platinum status does not make you the next one of “The Top 5 MCs” and possibly “Top 3 Lyricists” of all time. Hammer and Vanilla Ice were platinum, remember? The Fugees’ Score album is diamond status (10x platinum) and Pras and Wyclef rap on that album. Again I reiterate, not only do you make the comment, you come back and chastised us for calling you on that dumb shit. People like you are the reason Nas’ album title is Hip-Hop is Dead. To think you may play a part in the decision of what music we hear next. Fuck that one song. Your comments are and were ridulous. That’s why you are getting you head handed to you. Take Jeezy’s dick out of your mouth, stand up and listen to the artists’ you wanted to have replaced by these cats first albums again. Big up to Jeezy, TI and Lil’ Wayne, not to mention Atlanta and N.O. (Weezy’s Hometown). Even they wouldn’t appreciate the dumb shit you said.

  • Danja29

    LOL @ how even after an explanation that shoulda left people with more clarity on the issue, there’s still responses like “but yo, ‘King’ can’t fuck with ‘Reasonable Doubt!’”

    Oh, but then again- alot of people scoffed at Jay when he said that “Biggie/Jay-Z/Nas” line too. People cried- “how could he leave out the legends? What about Rakim? What about KRS?”

    But perhaps this could be the reason why NY has fallen behind as of late. Nobody’s ready to let Biggie, Jay-Z, and Nas go.

  • http://www.myspace.com/yungmarvingaye TPARRIS

    I read ya article, however i have not heard the song…In short im sayin this…i agree Atl is making a very huge statement in hip hop today….however that comparison is only legitimate if your saying that these artist are to ATl wat NAS JAY And BIG were to NYC….but mano y mano…they dont stand a chance…the atl rappers are all talented in their own right…however they are all clones of the NYC rappers…and if u cant see that…then yes u r in denial…

  • d rock

    ay cuz, you might wanna stick to your dayjob. i mean yea jeezy and them niggs doing they thing now but r they really selling like that. thug motv 1.5 mill, king will probally get to 1 mill and i dont even know if the carter 2 is plat yet?? when nas and them was doin it they was going multi plat cuz, get yo facts straight before you start slobbin up the south.

  • d rock

    dog are you and Jeezy dating or something?? you seem to have his name in your mouth an awful lot sir

  • http://xxlmag erererer

    sickamore i swear to god f i see u in the streets its gonna be on and popping for real.
    u are officially a clown.
    why do u shit on ur own city so hard.its obvious u feel that new york is so dead that u might as well jump ship now.u are the only wrieter ever who stays with this jeezy is king bullshit.remember that jeezy only gets love in new york cos the real king of new york (and overall hip hop)co signed him.enuff of this jeezy is tyhe king talk.
    when new york gets back on top i hope ur treachery would be remebered .u are the nigga who shitted on his own hometown when the going was tuff.last i checked on the rolling stones high earners list .the three top earners were all east coast niggas.there werent no southern dude on the list.the east is coming back and u would have no hand in its resurgence cos ur dick was too limp to hang.

  • http://www.trendsettazinc.com DJ Main Event

    gotta let go if you wanna move forward. I see what Sick means, these dudes popularity-wise (or whatever standard you see fit) are the Southern counterparts of those 3.
    I give him points for all the biblical references but stating facts dont exactly make you Judas lol.

    One more thing: Sick, why dont you tell us what the solution (from your point of view) would be to bring NY rap back to the forefront. I mean shit, if I was you i’d be screaming out BK all day.
    http://www.myspace.com/djmainevent

  • http://www.trendsettazinc.com DJ Main Event

    According to Pharrell: TI = Jay-Z

    so that leaves…

    Jeezy = Biggie (the man DOES tell stories in his raps… nowhere NEAR Chris Wallace levels but he does it nonetheless and kinda resembles him in the waist dept.)

    Weezie = Nas (ill get back to yall on this… process of elimination, i aint saying shit else)

  • sunshyne

    Damn, Yall need to learn how to comprehend. He’s talkin bout popularity not talent and sales. New York not representin right now, it is what it is.

  • http://www.knowzenewz.com KnowzEnewZ.com

    Well, well, Sickamore, aren’t we trying to start a major controversy. First of all there is some kind of civil war that we see developing slowly, and subtle between north style of Hip Hop and this southern dominance of lately. So to perpetuate some kind of contravercy for the sake of making people either love ya or hate you more (basicly to get more popular in this culture on the backs of our Hip Hop four fathers), exposes how young you realy are.

    And now to address this blog, how the hell did you put this nigga jezzy with T.I. and Lil Wayne? You are comparing lyricist to popular Rappers of Today! Don’t get it twisted, I think Lil Wayne is one of the nicest lyricist out of the south period. The same goes for T.I., but those two individuals have a track record Jezzy got One albulm and I don’t care how many mix tapes this nizzile does, he still hasn’t proven to me he’s a great lyricist yet. Who knows, he might show me he is in the future but let’s wait and see b4 you prematurely put Jezzy in that catagory. What about Scareface, he developed into a lyricist over the years. But there is one person in the south that you don’t speak on too much but yet lyricaly he is nice too, and that’s Ludacris. Luda is consistant with sales, but i also think one of the most slept on in the south (maybe it’s because mf’s think just because a nizzile does movies and he put’s a little comedy in the rhymes, slickly i might add, he’s too comercial now, Please).

    So in conclusion, I want to also point out one last thing. at the time that Biggie, Jay-Z, and Nas was labled the best rappers in the game, New York had the Run in Hip Hop, and the south did not have a voice that New York could respect, being that New York only show respect for a rappers lyrical prowess. But a friend of mine asked me “what do You think that MC stands for when speaking about a rapper?” I replyed with the famous line of one of the greatest lyrisist of all time Rakim “MC means Move the Crowd,” he said “exactly, and what style of Hip Hop is Moving the Crowd right now? It’s Southern Rap right now and i don’t know why New York won’t let them have their run, New York let the West Coast have a run in the early 90′s.” And that’s so true, My thing is New York has to get back into those tracks that get the club “crunk”, as they say in the South. Bottom line it’s all Hip Hop, but Jezzy should not be on your list yet. I think everyone is right when they say you might have the taste of Jezzy’s dick in your mouth. But I see you are not afraid to but it all out there and i can’t get made at you for that young’n, but if you gonna but it out there put it out there right.

  • chills

    you tripping.the south went through a struggle and is now making a voice for its self.there are plenty of lyricist in the south who are better than lil wayne and jeezy. t.i is alright,but you got niggas in memphis who were hot back in the days who are hot lyricist. but how the fuck is the 101 thug motivation a good album that shit is wack.that album has no kind of creativity. yes jeezy do have his rhymes but they are not messing with the original mcs from ny.but im happy the south has a voice now.it went through it struggles.thats when they had the real rappers.

  • The ON1E

    so yesterday it’s ATL then today it’s the south. make up yo mind, obviously you just writing bullish just to write it. you are the new bol…(not a good thing)

  • The ON1E

    so who do you think is right in this instance, all of the fans who disagree with you or your pompous ass(thats only one person). umm i think ill take the masses and not listen to the asses(thats you 80′s crack baby)

  • The ON1E

    i say everyone boycott sickamore’s column cause dude is on some ish pharrell, he’s just trying to get shock value. he’s trying to create news instead of report it, he’s wacker than bol….naww no one’s wacker than bol but you catch my drift

  • The ON1E

    so i guess Juve and the hotboys were the NWA of the late 90′s then huh? right dickamore?

  • Sha

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  • TONY

    I don’t even know where to start, Sickamore… I am losing respect over here. I guess you don’t get out of the office enough.

    First of all, you were comparing verses on a remix. One song? You’re going to use one song as a basis for such bold statements? Bear in mind -I’m not nearly a fan of Jay either.

    And it’s obvious, on the whole, you hold sales up as a great indicator in your debate. Why? We all know the industry is fucked up. Sales DO NOT determine who is nicest. Being that you are an 80′s baby – you may not remember the whole indie scene in the 90′s (outside of the New Yorkers you mentioned) either. And guess what? There are plenty of dudes in the streets and on their grind now that you are failing to mention. Even with mixtapes, DJ’s aren’t doing it right. There are completely too many Purple Tapes out now. ‘The hottest mixtape DJ’… I guess you’re referring to DJ Drama? Look at his work – what has he REALLY done? No one is going to remember his body of work… I don’t get it. And I don’t buy the whole ‘unity’ thing. Everyone is out there for self.

    Otherwise, you say ‘Atlanta, Georgia is the New New York City’ and then you go into talking about the whole South. You are first comparing two cities and then a whole region gets thrown out there? Which is it? The Clipse are from VA too. Look at a map and VA may be part of the South (the Mid South really), but it is also on the East Coast. That’s debatable.

    And are you giving up on what you made your name with, Sickamore? If you are co-signing muthafuckas like Lil John, Yung Joc, Mike Jones and Paul Wall now – I won’t be checking for your mixtapes anytime soon. Knock it off…

  • http://www.timtynes.com Tim Tynes

    It is what it is, So let it d what it do. ATL Is Doin It big no Denyin that !!!

  • http://rockthedub.blogspot.com khal

    “Not comparing their skills or legendary stature, just the facts and the state of affairs.”

    That’s what you needed to put in your first post. I can settle with just that line.

  • d rock

    i seen sickamore sitting in Jeezy lap at the waffle house in ATL excuse me I mean the NEW new york.

  • vynd

    maybe try harder to not come off ignorant.

    like that king of new york crap.

    disrespectful and immature. jeezy ain’t the first outside artist that became popular in NYC.

  • blackman

    The reason that atlanta artist are doing so well is because the south supports them financially by buying there albums. New York has over 10 million people and none of them niggas by albums they buy mixtapes,and bootleg which don’t support their artist. New York will never be dominate again until they start showing support for their artist.Even Jay-z black ablum only sold 3 million copies and this was supposely his last album, which he stated he was retiring. Kanye west has put those numbers up and the Black eye peas have out sold him and he supposed to be the God mc.

  • Legal $

    When the majors finish goobling their way thru the indy scene down south like they did in NY (ever heard of profile records? How about Sleeping Bag), The Bay Area, Southern Cali you will really see how idiotic this “music turf war” talk is when “we” have ZERO ownership of the mechanisms we spend hours online debating. Of course nobody wants to talk about that.

  • Incilin

    You ever notice that there are very few 5 mic southern records? I mean the Jeezy album was aite, and the TI and Wayne records were good but not great. While Ready to Die, Illmatic, and Reasonable Doubt are not only undeniable classics but they are also considered some of the best hip hop albums to ever come out. The south may dominate in sales, but they dont provide any type of artistic value.

  • Lil Wil

    Well there is no way u can compare the south with new york or the east coast. As far as record sales, in the 90′s there wasn’t alot of bootlegging unlike today. Just let the south have its time in the game and see if it passes over and there’s alot of artist that haven’t gotten it time yet(DIRTY). As far as lyrics, me being from the south I didn’t understand or should I say relate to what alot of rappers from the NY was talking about so I know it vise-versile. This topic will always cause problem, because it’s an culture thang. What the south like doesn’t mean the east coast will. And we all know that NY don’t like taking 2nd in anythang and I respect that. There is so much I could talk about on this, but it would all day. Also we don’t consider VA the south but I do have love for Hampton Rds. 757

  • KEY

    I see your angle, sickamore. These southern artists status (T.I., JEEZY, LIL WEEZY) is on the level that B.I.G., Jay, N NAS was in the 90′s. They are in no comparison to these NY mc’s line for line just there status is elite in the south. But if you listen to these southern artists flows, you notice that they pattern there rhymes like rapppers up north do. All they simply do is add there southern termonology. The south has always been considered slow, in comparison to up top. Its safe to say right now they trying to play catch up. All they did was study the great ones, BKALLDAY

  • gerald

    southern rap sucks its been fucking up the real essence of hip hop which is based on lyrics and the message and to a certain extent some party songs

    I dont know what happened with new york letting some cats from the south take over what is ours.I BELIEVE IN GIVING EVERYONE A FAIR SHOT AS LONG AS THOSE CATS GOT TALENT BUT 95% of the niggaz in the south dont got any lyrical ability whatsoever and you and i know they would lose in a freestyle battle in a heartbeat against any ny rappers…so we need to bring back hip hop to how it was back in the early to late 90′s!!!! and im predicting that someone from new york possibly 3 cats will emerge as the savior or saviors of new york hip hop and will finally shut these southern cats up and have them in the same position that the westcoast has been in since pac died…trust me its gonna happen….

  • THAEDGE

    Yo sick, what the fuck U been smokin/drinkin son? Better question, how pics of T.I., Jeezy, & Wayne do u have posted on ur office wall?

    Look @ it this way: T.I, Jeezy, n Wayne don’t belong in the same league as Jigga, Nas, n Biggie, let alone the same DAMN SENTENCE.

  • LOS

    Niggas really are dumb on this bitch. I can’t believe this shit. And they say us niggas from the South simple. I guess reading comprehension really is a muthafucka these days…

  • bob

    who cares what you say ur the 74th best dj in the country. I.e no one cares about you. Jay will Have your ass eating out of dumpsters.

  • TIM

    >Niggas really are dumb on this bitch.

    Okay, Bubba. I guess it’s okay for Sickamore to come out his neck making bold statements on some stupid shit though – right? There must not be much going on because we really don’t need these comparisions. Move on, Sickamore. Thank you.

  • Louloutte

    I discovered Lil’ Wayne a few months ago and i gotta say i really enjoy his music.
    We don’t know much about the Southern rap in France because we are always late in everything…

  • XRAY3000

    soooo chamillionaire dosen’t hold the south down…you trippn dawg..you should have put him in the place of Mike “Im a Self Advertisement”Jones…umm thats all I have to say..

  • oleytash@Gmail.com

    The problem im having is that yes, New York has not always been the center peice of rap, but mearly the Mecca… When the West Coast had its run, that was great, we still had groundbreaking entertaiment coming from that said, Tupac went over there, You had NWA, You Snoop Dogg back in his rawist days, Dre,
    Rass Kass, The list goes on, And when New York Wanted to make a comback, who did we sample to do this a nigga from the west Coast, Puffy and Big made a East Coast Version of Amerikkk Most Wanted, and that brought us back, also with the solicfication of Nas coming out, the Wu-tang Clan, and ect… But know what New York has no compition…. we still are raw as fuck,, and the fact that there sayin lets bring new york back lets me know that they dont know that, shit We got nigga like Jae Millz, Papoose, Saigon, Cory Gunz, these is some talented ass nigga in there catagory, the south has who, Last Really lyrical cat i heard from the south was Andre 3000, and im in ATL right know, but im from jerzy,
    New York hasent fallin off, The Corperation has taking over, them cracker jacks, being black or white, are dictatting what is hot and whats not by forcing you to love a certain type of sound, rember when Jeezy first came out….. all this hype over him, two mouth’s later all the hype is for Weezy, then T.I., come on b, Its not these dudes credabilty as artist thats doin this shit, its the fuck Marketing sheams people set up, when big was out, thats all nigga was bumpin, i rember it, ready to die was in the caset deck all day, if you wasent bumpin Big you was bumpin WU or Nas, or some other cats,yamean…..

    But the fact that yall is sayin that Ti. Jeezy, And Weezy, are the new 3 kings, Naw never that, they dont even have a catalouge of Offical shit, i mean when i first heard T.I. he reminded me of Jigga man, because of his untorhadox, Fu SHickines flow, check im serious, then i saw him, and i was like yea there gonna market him as the SOuth version of Jigga Man, but be real
    Check his new shit, What you know about that is garbitch, what is the nigga talking about, besides the fact that he groins his voice every bar, jeezy his ad-libs are his carry, i bet he lets his kids right his ryhems, and then gives them the adlib touch, (Patty cake patty cake microwave) the hell is that…. and then weezy, never liked him, an di thought i would take intrest in him, i really did try… because every body like weezy baby…..yea, well to me he rambles even by proceess of elimination he cant be compared to nas, then i was watching 106 and park, and they asked him, what was the best line he ever said in a song, do you know what he said

    Now after you back it up, then stop
    Now, wha-wha-wha-what drop it like it’s hot

    I lost all respect fro his for his so called lyrical ablity,

    to me these guys are just marketable, they can hold a flow a terrible flow, an get away with it… Jay-z see’s money, so he sticks with them because sticking with the Flavor of the moment, keeps him in the public eye… because we all know he doent want to retire, he’s just tired of the lackluster proformance being, pushed out, and personaly i belive its his falute were in this rut…. but thats another story….. but yea
    A-Town Stand Up DO your thing, i know yall got better artist then these, or atleast i hope,
    New York, Start taking pointers from the south as far as marketing your self, stop waiting for a nigga to step up to you with a contract, and go get it yourself, set up shop and go for dolo, with intetintioon sof doing it big
    ANd jerzy wasup baby, where the fuck is Redman, we need that type of shit back,
    Like Nas’s new ablum titile states, Hip Hop is dead,
    But it can be resureted if we use time wisley

  • brklynsoldier718

    ATL WONT EVER B WUT NEW YORK WUZ WHEN WE WHERE ON TOP. HOW CAN U COMPARE LIL WAYNE, JEEZY, ND T.I. 2 BIGGIE, JAY-Z, ND NAS. THA SOUTH MIGHT B RUNNIN SHYT BUT THERE A JOKE AT THA SAME TIME. SOUTHERN RAPPERS CANT COMPITE WIT NEW YORK MC’S LYRICALLY ESPECIALLY BIGGIE, JAY-Z, ND NAS.

    REAL TALK…BITCH

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  • gerald

    First of all, wtf does it mean to be the “next Biggie?” I didn’t know that was a category. There will always be only one Notorious B.I.G. No rapper will ever be able to match him when it comes to skills on the mic or his legacy.

    I realize that you are comparing what you see as the new “kings of the South” to the NY rappers competing for the title of king of NY. However, there is no comparison. Big, Jigga, and Nas are considered by some the greatest in hip-hop, let alone NY. As far as I’m concerned Young Jheezy, not contributed anything original or innovative to the rap game, nor ever had a classic album. Lil’ Wayne brought some heat with his new album, but he’s got a long way to go if he’s gonna replace Sean Carter

    Nowadays, commercialized rappers are so wack that nobody can rightfully claim the throne, whether they be from the South, East, or West Coast.

  • http://myspace.com/beatsbykdubb Beats by K Dubb

    Sick,
    I think people take things waayyyyy to personel. You are very correct when you say the south and especially ATL is running thangs right now. And that has been the case for about 3 years now. I’m not from NY so i can speak on this and not be bias. I think people expect every artist to have to sound like a NY rapper. That’s not the case. South rap is much more appealing because it’s much more universal or should i say entertaining. NY only speaks to NY a lot of the time. Like Nas is my mans but his stuff is for his fans only. Jay is on another level he is the best ever, since Big only put out 2 albums. But you cannot sleep on wayne, i’ll give you Jeezy he really aint talking about much but wayne is that deal. Really go back and listen to the Carter2 that is 4real.

  • scooter

    Juan wayne or weezy fuckin baby is the best rapper alive and that’s my word ain’t no nigga fuckin with Juan Wayne and the young money niggas: listen to the carter 2 and for ya’ll who don’t know check out the Carter 2.5 it’s that fire: Wayne hands down will rip Jeezy apart there ain’t no nigga that can fuck wit Weezy he always spittin fire: since 93: bigups 2 the east coast and Hova but weezy is slept on and underrated so give my nigga his props world: 100

  • Therapist

    whats so hard to understand about this point? why is everyone shitting their pants, nobodys comparing talent…

  • allnice

    Son….you can write any blog you want to about how you think the south is killing it and NYC is falling off because that is your prerogative. You won’t make any sense and of course people will put you in check, but it’s your blog homey. I give you props for being bold and writing shit like that while living in NYC (I don’t really know where you live….)

    But before you get your hopes up, let me smash you down again. First of all, there has always been popular rap areas around the country before hip hop blew up like that. The west coast and the south had talented artists that were wassup back in the 90s. The south is just getting commericial love right now, which is cool. You bring up Houston, Atlanta, and all these places like there weren’t any popular hip hop acts in those areas at all before now. That is how I know you just write blogs for shock value rather than actually making any sense or trying to explain yourself.

    Atlanta is coming up and has some real good talent coming outta of there. ATL is definitely the place to be, but you forget that half the rap cats trying to get on in ATL came from somewhere else. You will be hard pressed to find more than a couple of home grown ATL talented rappers. Even Texas has more home grown mcs than ATL does. You sweat Atlanta too much and forget to give props to other places poppin in the south like Texas, NO, and Florida. Then you fuck around and forget other popping cities like Chicago and LA. Atlanta is a city made by talented cats from other cities where they couldn’t get no love. I am not knocking they hustle, but that is the truth son.

    NYC is always going to be the mecca of hip hop, forever. When people come to America for hip hop flavor from around the world, they not checking for Atlanta. The first place they hit is NYC because they know the 5 boroughs ooze hip hop from the veins son. I am actually glad that the south is getting so much props now because NYC needs a chance to relax after churning out all the hits in hip hop for so long. The save NYC hip hop bullshit makes no sense because NYC has always embraced other hip hop scenes. This is the same bullshit argument about LA and NYC, and look how that ended.

    Proving you wrong is too easy and I think you like when cats diss you, like some kind of masochist. You prolly feel good that cats are writing responses to your blogs, and if that is your motive, then you are accomplishing it, no question. As long as you really don’t believe the shit you say, its all good. And after writing a quick response to everyone’s comments as fast as you did, I now know you don’t really believe the shit you write down….

  • deframon

    basing talent on record sales,that means then that britney spears is a better singer than ella fitzgerald.

    p.s.
    its divide and conquer, not piss off and unite.

  • http://www.icedangeldesigns.com Iced Angel | The Joi of Functioning

    Music works in cycles, like fashion and every other industry. Never will one city or town or borough rep for 20 years. But our time will come soon. And the World will allow us to reintroduce ourselves.

    BEDSTUY B*TCHES!!!!!!

  • tC

    THE SOUTH IS F**KIN GARBAGE ONLY THING THEIR GOOD FOR IS STRIP CLUB JOINTS AND THATS GETTIN PLAYED OUT AS I TYPE. lITTLE JOHN IS PLAYED OUT NOW BECAUSE THE SOUTH IS SIMPLE THEY FOUND 1 SUCCESSFUL FORMULA TO A HIT AND THEN THEY RAPE IT, LITTLE JOHN GOT MAYBE 10 HIT RECORDS..ALL MADE WITH THE SAME SNYTH. YEAH THE SOUTH IS DOING IT BUT THERE SO LAME WITH THE LYRICS. LUDACRIS IS THE ONLY ONE WITH SKILLS IN THE SOUTH

  • Nay Nimley

    Sickamore you are an idiot, but this is a great way to gain attention. OK but since you are evaluating Jigga’s verses, lets evaluate you on your job or whatever you claim to do. A&R, have any of the projects you are A&Ring (if thats a word), had a hit single, or a single that charted, or a single period. And the south will never run hip hop, we the same age and you should know better than that, but it seems you dont understand what hip hop is, so in the eyes of a dollar sign orientated record label slave like your self, and your 3 new boyfriends from down south they probably are running hip hop, but ass Mos def said it, “Tall Isrealis are” so you just stay safe with what you say, and never admit whats wack because it might cost you you’re beloved job. But the guy at McDonalds does his job, what do i get, hot fries and a hot burger (tho i dont eat red meet), you claim to be doing your job, what do we get a daily journy on the dick of any southern artists with a ghostwriter. Maybe you’ve mistaken “Running” with “Ruining” Hip Hop. Thanks Fam.

  • LOS

    >>>TIM Says:

    May 21st, 2006 at 1:20 am
    >Niggas really are dumb on this bitch.

    Okay, Bubba. I guess it’s okay for Sickamore to come out his neck making bold statements on some stupid shit though – right? There must not be much going on because we really don’t need these comparisions. Move on, Sickamore. Thank you.

    Bubba?? Anyway, ‘preciate you proving my point though.

  • Miami Monica

    I was feeling Jay’s verse on the Hustlin’ remix HARD! And it really aint cause im a die hard fan…. Jeezy was good too but i dont think he killed Jay ….

  • THa real streets

    As a writer singer or rapper people are gonna hate u and love you all you out there getting mad at what this man says need to stop hating i can tell who is from the south and who is from ny because newyorkers are stuck in the 90′s but u don’t relize the whoole time your rappers were raping about coc and everything else there conecs where in fla LOU. etc and while you all hang on to jay-z’s balls so hard you miss the big picture your man cut-throated Dame hated on Cam until he had to say something and ruined the roc but you all still love him it does’nt matter how much money you have in the end your character is what counts and wheather you are a stand up guy or not if we all lived in the same hood and jay did the shit he does and was’nt a rap favorite we would all disown him don’t use double standards people lets be real this man has made a comparrision of the 94,95,96,97 new york favorites to the 03,04,05,06,and in to 07 favorites of the south lets be real for once family as i go i say that anyone who is black and hates on the south movement you are fake im from DC right in the middle and i love to see black men succed we all should do the same

  • tC

    F*CK ALL THAT BLACK MAN SUCCED BULLSH*T..IF YOUR WACK AND GARBAGE I ANIT SUPPORTTIN IT, FU*K, IF YA BLACK YOU GOTTA SUPPORT IT?? THATS WHY WE GOT D4L..KEEP SUPPORTIN THE BLACK MAN MORE BULLSHIT TO COME

  • mathew

    ^^^^
    eaxactly, i know wack Sh** wen i see it it. doesnt matter the skin color. dont support wack rap.

  • THa real streets

    TC and Matthew i can see that u are both from NY or PA or Jersey

  • TC

    BROOKLYN ALL DAY ALL LONG..DONT COME ROUND HEA WITH THAT LAFFY TAFFY

  • gerald

    >whats so hard to understand about this point? why is everyone shitting their pants, nobodys comparing talent…

    You said it yourself. There is no comparsion when it comes to talent. TI and Wayne are mediocre. Jeezy sounds like he’s having a bowel movement every time he says “yyyeeaahhh”, and listening to him makes me feel dumber because he sucks so much.

    Forget that they’re from the South, just admit that none of these clowns should ever be mentioned in the same sentence as real rap legends (R.I.P. Biggie Smalls)

  • BROOKLYN

    ^^^he speaks the truth!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/shawnlawrencejames Shawn Lawrence James

    As crazy as that sounds, its real…There’s no unity in New York…Though Jezzy, Wayne, and T.I will never be as talented or produce as much hits for the genre as Jay-Z, Nas and B.I.G, they can be used as an excellent analogy. Plus the means of getting your product “out there” in the South is different than in New York. You can’t get airplay on Hot 97 without a major deal. Labels are too buzz-driven these days (Papoose, WTF – good concepts but horrible delivery, average but people fuck with him off of a buzz) and the concept of “Artist Development” is dead. They want artists to do all the work nowadays — I mean this isnt Asylum or KOCH — The labels gotta put in work too. And thats never been real in New York, its too tight of a market. Until any of those things change, there will be no NY resurgence. Period . Plus Jeezy and T.I. aint that bad to listen to.

    Peace & God Bless
    SLJ

  • louisiana weezybaby

    this dude forgot about chamillionaire he would rap circles around jezzy

  • lil_c

    ererer
    the three top earners were all east coast niggas.there werent no southern dude on the list.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    go look in the south and see how much money they have rally got especially down in houston only reason they not in thurr is cos stoopid muthafuccaz like them new yorkerz dont realize how much paper the south has actually got and they wont get off there lame ass and go peep game homie so read up b4 u speak up on the south,
    oh if dj screw woz alive 2day that man wud be in the top 3 playa aint no bullshit bout that

  • http://WWW.commusicgroup.COM C. More

    Thats the truth. Its seems that new york has lost its way , with the new regime of wannabe killers and gangsters. There doesn’t seem to be a bright shinning light trying to get thru and spit something with some substance. Only for the few exceptions of Saigon, Tru life and some other underground cats that will break down the doors of ignorant rap and tell you what the hood is really about ….

  • http://WWW.commusicgroup.COM C. More

    Sickamore I heard your on the cover of the upcoming Grinding 101 DVD s premiere issue.

    -Keep doin ur thing……

  • Realest Nigga

    fuck what ya heard man. this is bullshit. dont eva compare BIGGIE and Nas to these chumps. maybe jigga, but lets be real

  • Decatur-Black

    Good music is good music & although I live in the south I don’t like alotta artists outta the south unless its Ludacris, Outkast, Goodie Mob, Scarface, T.I. & some others. Lil Wayne has a fulltime ghostwriter from Philly so I can’t give him any credit. The problem with NY is that NY doesnt embrace the whole East Coast. Jersey cats don’t even get love. Here in Atlanta if you’re from the south people will give you a chance, but if you sound like you’re from up north or “New Yawk Shawtay” then you won’t get much love as an up & coming artist.

  • Da King

    I dont really agree with the comparison cuz none of the dudes can compare wit big,jay, and definitely not nasty nas. But the south movement is stromger than ever especially wit the front runners jezzy, ti, and lil wayne. Jezzy is not really nice as a MC but hes a real ass dude. T.I is nuts wit the lyrics. He can rap anyway. He show his versitility on the mic wit his new album KING. By far his best album. The intro is CRAZY. Hes from the south and has that type of lyrical ability. But what do u expect he came in the rap game behind goodie mob, big boi, and the youngbloods. Pretty good company if u ask me. And Lil Wayne is crazy wit the flow. I believe wit the exception of a couple songs that carter 2 could of been a classic in my opinion. Incredible rapper. As long as the south has those three real dudes they will be runnin shit for a long time, unless NEW YORK gets on there shit and pay attention to the real MCs, instead of embracing 50 (aka drop a dime) cent and the dipset cornballs. South keep doin ya thing. Im down wit da king 4ever.

  • Blakie Baby

    I sick and tired of you hatin ass NY niggas. Lil Wayne is better than Jigga, Nas, and BIG ever was. Let’s compare The Carter 2 to Nas’s last double disc failure or the Black Album or even ready to Die. The Carter 2 was better than all that shit. Weezy has mixtapes better than their albums. Check out the Dedication 2. Notice how hard they playin Wayne in the NY. Every nigga wit a car is bumpin his shit. Yall are right about T.I. and Snowman. They aight but not better than nas jigga or BIG.

  • Blakie Baby

    Everybody that aint feelin Weezy F. Baby have wax in their ears. Nobody in the Ny is better. NO up, NY down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • young nola

    lil wayne is the best repper in the game,niggas hate cus the best rapper
    from the N.O. and not from N.Y.Jay-z can’t fuck with lil wayne,you can compare records all you want but remember wayne is 22 years old and jay-z is almost 40.holla,N.O. loven all day

  • Ushersqueeze

    In tha 90′s NYC was taking over, and in 2005, it was Houston, but now its time 4 ATL 2 shine

  • LBDII

    Listen I dont think any of them artist except for maybe T.I. are on the level of Jay,Nas,or B.I.G but listen he never said that they were better or just as good he said that they were the Big Nas and Jay of the South. Yes he is rite there the biggest artist in the south there doing exactly what Jay,Nas and Big did 10 years ago. I agree thats none of these dudes will ever touch Jay. I love Big but he isnt the best rapper ever that was Pac and after taht Jay. Nas is an amazing artist with great lyrics so no these guys arent better then them but they still have the same relvance to the south like they had to the East.

  • LilMissWheezy

    ALL I GOT 2 SAY IS DA MA BABY LIL WAYNE IS BATE DEN N.E RAPPER OUT NOW N YALL PPL WHO THINK HE AINT YALL JUS NEED 2 STOP HATEN…..

  • Capostatus

    Yall are some real ignorant mother fuckas. The man jus said he did not mean it as if they were jus as talented or on the legendary status as the three legends. Just that TI,jeezy,wayne are the three top dogs out right now during this push of the south running the industry. Jus like jay,nas,biggie were the 3 at the for front of New New york when they were running the industry.

  • DA Bangem

    Maybe you niggas should get of biggie limp ass dick. the fat fuck made 2 cds. i will be the first to tell you they were hot as fuck, but due to the fact that his life was taken so early theres no way he can be one of the best ever cause he did not have chance to prove him self.

    Mother fuckin DUVAL stand the fuck up

  • http://mixtapekings.com Big RASKO 213

    sycamore, fuck you, eat a dick, crawl back into yo momma stank ass herpes infected koochie. southern rappers only have marketshare cause the audience are only hearing a beat, nothing else these days. Has anyone listened to Weezy, bar for bar on his early shit????? This dude does not even make sense on most of his shit period! Jay-Z certified Jeezy, that’s the only reason he’s bangin on the radio. I’ll give it up on TI, he’s definitely the realest of them all outta A-Town. THe unity has a lot to do with it. West Coast and East Coast rappers don’t give each other props, they’re too concerned with their own grip to try to give a hand to dudes on the block with real skill anyway. East Coast still has the upper hand with the lyrical content and significance to the music. Sycamore though, first you are comparing apples and oranges, but at the end of the day you are identifying how they are different fruits all together!So again, shut the fuck up, you deserve to get fired!

  • http://www.itsbaltimorebaby.com C Love

    Thanks to poetic license you can say whatever you like. I get it!

    Tell Jewels I said hi!

  • Sheer

    to anyone outside the tri-state area, Nas is nothing. a nobody. it’s always been that way.

  • http://myspace.com/keepeace16 JP

    aight ….south is big right now but they are not that good with lyrics…only people is ludacris and weezy thats it………..plus who suppose to be Biggie, Jay and Nas…….I know Jeezy aint shit…..NY is coming back this summer……Nas’ album -Hip Hop is dead the N……….is going to blow out everything in the south….watch

  • http://MINDSTATELA.COM ARSANIC

    HOW CAN YOU EVEN COMAPRE THEM TO THE NEW BIG OR JAY? THEY TRIED TO SAY THE RAP GROUP “BOYZ N DA HOOD” WERE THE NEW N.W.A NOW ITS 2006 BOYS N DA HOOD ARE NO WHERE EVEN CLOSE TO N.W.A WHAT MARK DID THEY MAKE AND WHO THE HELL IS GOT CREDIBILITY TO CLAIM SOMEONE IS THE NEW BIG OR JAY THESE DUDES ARE IN A LEAGUE OF THERE OWN, RAP JUST SUCKS NOW AND ANYBODY WITH A SLIGHT BIT OF SKILL IS BEING PAIRED WITH SOME ONE WITH A TREMEDOUS AMOUNT OF SKILL WHY CANT YOU JUST SAY THERE GOOD AND THEY MIGHT BE SOMEBODY ONE DAY.

  • Ncognito

    Let’s get a few things clear. Hip-hop is dead! Commercialization has rapped the true essence of our music. So what, you got a catchy hook. Cats aren’t talkin’ about shit. My grill…my rims…laffy taffy…mike who?. Are you kiddin, that shit is garbage. Being that I’m from North Carolina, I can’t hate on the south, cats like Andre 3000, before he went crazy, and Luda still give me hope. I believe that the resurection of Hip-hop is comming by way of God’s Son, Nasir Jone. He, along with cats like common, pappose and corey gunz can get people off of this stupid shit and back to the roots of Hip-hop.

    ps. F*ck your white T

  • http://www.xxlmag.com chris

    fuck ya assohs think ya all dat nyc run shit nA u stubid niggas

  • http://www.slipnsliderecords.net The Great One

    We appreciate the love Sickamore for recognizing Plies got a choke hold on Florida, but Plies is from Ft. Myers, FL. not Miami. Just had to make that correction bruh

  • jadaruis

    New york niggas need to step a side cuz theres a new movement its time for the south to complety take who is unning hip-pop now the south houston,atlanta,and miami they the south new york niggas think that if it aint from new york its whack some of they shit is whack look at who the new york niggas got on they record then you tell me whos running hip-pop

  • Hustle Hard

    sickamore, you still missed my Comment on that article. go reread it, while you’re at it, post a new article about it.

  • Spirit

    TI, Wayne, and Jeezy aren’t even the best rappers in the South though…Big, Jay, and Nas were on top because they were considered the best rappers in NYC at the time…Bun B could rap circles around Jeezy…Andre 3000 could do the same to TI…Wayne is about evenly matched with BG, who can sell about a third of what Wayne does on Koch with no real radio support…these guys aren’t even the kings of their region, not even sales-wise (if Kast comes back out, they’ll outsell all three of those guys combined AND they can rap better than all three of them…what NYC rapper could say that about Jay, Big and Nas in the mid-90s? NONE). Come on now…just because Jay-Z co-signed all those guys, they’re the best rappers in the South now? Be real with yourself…

  • Hustle Hard

    Ok, i’ll say this again like i said on that other article. ATL is not the new NYC because NYC never fell off. No region fell off. Not the west coast, Not the midwest and certainly not the ones who started the Rap movement. Hell. If it wasnt for us, Ya’ll prolly wouldnt be rappin, would you? and New york fell off?? Thought not.

    If you want More reasons Why this is bs, See my comment in the article titled “Young Jeezy shows Jay who the king is”.

    ~Hustle hard strikes again~

  • darby darbouze

    I don’t see any nas in any of the three mentioned.
    3 dope rappers nonetheless.
    But B.I.G. JayZ Nas are emcees.
    And I’m an 80′s baby don’t worry.
    10.30.1987

  • Chris Villain

    XXLMAG need to give me a job….Let me Break it Down……T.I. Luda and Wayne are the only Southern rappers i consider to be Lyricists….Jeezy is good with his add libs and his delivery is good all that makes up for his mediocre lyrics……the North(New York etc.) has a problem with originality everybody wants to be a punchline king and it overshadows there lyrics and simply comes off as tryin to hard… alotta of the punchlines are just corny and require little thought to make up(Fabolous, lloyd Banks, Papoose etc.)….majority of the Northern artists has lost the art of word play that jigga NAs and BIG pioneered now all them sound the same…. i see no difference between lloyd Fab and papoose they aint nothin but punchline junkies i call them battle rappers……back to southern lyricists….The Reason behind T.I. , Luda’s and wayne success is They can give u anything u wanna hear….Basic Club Bangers…Lyrical Prowess…Basic gangsta shit..and lyrical gangsta shit…its called versatily….They have taken from the norther style of rap and combined it wit dat southern flavor…that equals success…..and a common mistake northern fans make is expecting southern rappers such as wayne, t.i. and luda to stop comin out wit the basic club bangers…they cant stop making the type of songs that got them their original fanbase…everyone has to be satisfied……

    to be continued…..

  • 110hauler

    dont for get underground kings. tell me something good cuz im 2 hard to swallow.and no shit the souths the shit whered you come from gookland.ps…. we kill gooks n chinks n flips in atl and feed em to the haitians

  • NYmami

    Oh my god!
    Im tired of hearin’ about da south, and how its runnin’ shit.
    I agree with people who say hip-hop is dead.
    Fuck dem stupid niggaz wit da “grills” and fuckin “snap music”
    Dat shit is Garbage!
    Real Talk!
    N.Y. STAND UP!!!

  • foe

    You damn straight about what you said!!!

  • Gutta

    Damn, i never thought id hear the day when someone would compare jeezy to nas,big, or hov….you gotta be shittin me!!! the south is doin right now but lets be serious,dude put out one decent album and you ready to give him the crown. as far as wayne and ti, please tell me which one of they albums compares to any one of hov,nas, or bigs….its a conspiracy

  • n.o. hott boy

    the south got this shit on lock, several more cities are being put on the map [Ft. myers,Baton Rouge,Orlando] The south will be on top for another a couple years, no disrespect to ny and the north though.

  • deuces4life

    Rakim- The Seventh Seal This Summer
    Nas- Hip Hop Is Dead…The N This Fall
    the souths short run is over. two of the greatest ever are back to show people what real hip-hop used to be beofre these clowns turned rap into a circus
    -DEBATE KING

  • Hustle Hard

    Chris villan, i hope that “to be continued” was a joke. Thru out your whole comment, you supported No facts and all of it was relitive. Its not factual that all NY rappers sound the same. And its not Factual that All NY rappers have corny punchlines.

    You people need to back up your opinions with facts for once.

  • Down in the Dirty

    What up cu cuz. If yall muthafuckas would read what da man said…He was saying they where the south’s versions of BIG, NAS, and Jigga. We know yall niggas started rap in New York. Nobody can take that away from yall. Thats were most of the record company’s are in the first place. The thing the south has problems wit is that yall don’t wanna give us our shine. Y’all try to dictate everything because yall started everything. And get off Lil Johns nutz his music and based on lyrics. Lil John makes fight/club and outta tha trunk bangers. Don’t act like yall didn’t know what crunk music was and is. And as far as D4L and others like y’all know thats jus fun rap 2 dance 2. Stop tryin 2 take da so seriously. Its jus like da fuckn “Tootsie Roll”. Now back 2 the real issue. Niggaz like Jeezy because of his gangsta ass lyrics. He jus don’t give a fuck. He rap like niggaz think who trap in da hood. Niggaz who hustle universaly either do 4 show or do it 2 survive since we already have strikes against us as a race. Not 2 say that niggaz can’t go 2 school and start very lucrative careers. Since we all can’t be Rappers and Athletes. I wish i could get niggaz off da block and in 2 mainstream society making real money. But im only one man. Now back 2 Wayne and T.I.P. those niggaz got dat lyrical shyt wrapped up. Both of Waynes albums Tha’ Carter 1 and 2 were monsters. Tha Carter 2 should be album of the fuckin last 2years 2 me. And T.I. showed his versatility on KING. I ain’t shytin on NY but when da West Coast emerged y’all did da samething with them 2. I like alot of the shyt y’all do 2 but im more biased because of where i live. I can’t speak on Jae Millz and Popoose but i hear alot about so they must have serious talent. Anything from the south will always be embraced from within because we support each other. Yeah ATL is our New York thatz where the majority of our rap comes from jus like the NY is the majority of East Coast Rap. The South ain’t gona let up though. And 2 whoever said Houston only talks about grills you need get up on your Swisha House da boy Coota Bang be wreckin (all freestyles none written). The South’s mindset is a little different from NY’s mindset but i believe everybody like someshyt where they can bump and bang their heads 2 while standing around or drivin. Thats where alot of the souths music is about along with the day 2 struggles in hood and in life. Don’t try 2 act like y’all don’t like our styles because if you didn’t y’all wound not play our shyt. Like all southern niggas i support any “up and comers” out da south. We got our foot in the door we ain’t goin nowhere. Lil Wayne and T.I. set the standards 4 any southern rapper who wants 2 come up. Holla back at cha folk man already…

  • South Mouth

    Who da fuck said T.I. wuz jay fuckin z. Come on man. T.I. is a real nigga jay is a fuckin entertainer. Jay ain’t sold no blow. T.I. is da same type of nigga you see selling drugs. Jeezy, Wayne. and T.I.P are in gangs and done went through that life. T.I. and Wayne are bloods. Jeezy is a Crip. They done did it sold it and rapped about. Jay and T.I. don’t even have da same style. T.I. sounds jus like any OG nigga you see down here. No disrespect 2 B.I.G. and Nas they ain’t in no gang. They jus sayin what they seen. I take that back B.I.G sold drugs and shyt so he knew but Nas and Jigga jus rapped about what they seen. T.I. is a fuckin OG don’t disrespect him fuck niggaz…

  • BRKLYNNGGA

    niggas is stupid ti n wyane aint no fuckin bloods 1st off..wayne sed it him damn self..jeezy loc..he kno he whakc..he sed im not a rapper just a motivational speaker.. butniggas in da south is nursery rhymers..cant see big jay or nas..but i think those 3 out da south r da best n da nigga was just makin a comparison..n the south is gunna hold the crown 4 awhile..second niggas in ny let 50 get on he fucked it all on up..suckin the west n the south dick..ny aint comin back 4 awhile..we got niggas thas nice than any of these niggas rite now..but dat shit dont matter no mo

  • Quita P

    All day I agree with this cuz these are the leading 3 niggaz in the south

  • nonofya

    Man I’m from Augusta GA and that ny down south shit don’t float my boat. D4L
    and DFB ain’t the only niggaz. Shit we got real mc but we get looked down the only two rappers that made it out false claim ATL (troy and miracle) but I ain’t bitter. Cause we got our own shit if you come round here you see. Niggaz like P.I.G. (pullin in green) who ran troy out the club at a show TAV (The Absolute Verbalist), James the third,Crumm,Profit(who just got out)Yamo and Charlie Brown from the real DSGB which was started before troy came to the AUG, C-Ball,Vert (even though I don’t fuck with them ville niggaz),Shift and plenty other i can’t think of because i’m keyed ( kush got me stuck) but we don’t get heard or seen.

  • http://I Str8t South

    Iz dat boy BRKLYNNGGA FUKIN SICK. You can’t tell me you ain’t seen the fuckin blood rag haggin out his pocket. And Jeezy said he wuz a crip in da song “BANG” feat. TI. Come on folk jus cause y’all don’t bang on da east coast don’t mean we don’t.

  • sitback&listen

    i feel the comparison of the 3 from a popularity stand point.jeezy is not lyricaly close to the level of lil wayne not to mention t.i. i give all 3 probs, jay z tried to sign lil wayne for a reason. the 80′s babys are the new era like ball caps so get use to it…out with the old in with the new i love jay nas and biggie and they can still rip the mic. but in another few years j will have really retired and faboulous cassidy lil wayne and a few others will be leading the pack

  • Walt

    It just so amazing how one mans views can create such an uproar. When in all reality he in a weird way is right… Im sure when he made this comparison he was not meaning it literally or Lyrically because the only one out of the three that can probably rhyme bar for bar with Frank White, Ice berg Slim and Esco is Weezy F. Baby. Dont get me wrong I love the other 2 but i mean seriously… However dude is right. Hate it; thats it no love it just hate it… New York aint neva comin back unless Jay and Nas jus come through and Crush everything because that NY shit is,(how could I say this as if I were from New York?)WACK! When you have rappers who all rap about the same shit and are lame as fuck,(Cam,and all these other half ass no talent disrespectful bitch made nigga)sorry for that I jus really dont like cam but I digress. The south is carrying the torch very well as far as creativty,unity,etc…Every major figure respects it, for example Jay has jeezy and has cosigned for Weezy and Tip several times and Nas is featured on Da Backwoodz album so i mean man up about the shit NewYork suck that shit up… I put Andre 3000 them niggas from Feild Mob and Weezy F. baby up against any niggas in the world on this rappin shit and I bet they kill every nigga that step up… i jus had to vent real quick… Sorry for Cussin… May God Bless you Ignorant Bastards!

  • Hustle hard

    Oh really? Did Atlanta start rap?? thought so.

    Listen, it really doesnt matter what you say atlanta is because New York Created the Atlanta hip hop scene. Yet when it comes the time to pay respects you do the opposite.

    Fucking fags. Dont gas up these annoying southern fans of southern hip hop.

  • nonofya

    Huslte Hard Shut the fuck up

  • nonofya

    Shit Nigga did any of you start hip hop stop claiming shit you didn’t do your damn self

  • d’southmistapebumpa

    i see wat he sayin but weezy last cd flopd, well maybe not flopd but was much worse than da carta 1(hot) da carta 2 was a let down it had fireman Money On My Mind Best Rapper Alive I’m A Dboy Hustler Musik, but dats it evrything else is iight but notin real good.
    he still hot tho an fo now he hllin tha spot down but he might get some problms from texas
    ti hols it down too
    but i jus cant feel jeezy(no homo)
    may be its da ad libs i dont kno

    fuk i aint typin dat much no mo

  • Supafly58

    I am from the south (Alabama) I would have to agree that the south is taking over now, but the 3 that you are talking about leading the way is not a safe statement. The reason being that Jeezy and T.I. only have one album out and Weezy can flow, but the only thing he talks about is being Baby’s son and he is a gimmick rapper. What about Luda, 8ball and Pimp tight(MJG), BG, Outkast and Nelly. They were the ones who paved the way for these 3 you speak of. Lil Jon is the King of Crunk that has influenced the nation. New York has put out some dope rappers and until the 3 you talk about leading the way can do like Biggie said in his last interview then they will fall off real soon. For those who don’t know, he said that he can’t rap about dope or being broke because he is not either one of them anymore, and that is what it takes to be a real hip hop artist. Change your style and rap about something different. what you know about that?

  • Arkansas Nigga

    Naw shawty, Wayne ain’t no gimmick he da fuckin truth and lies below the Mason-Dixie line (thatz da south if u don’t get it). Dem niggaz jus beginning. All three of them niggaz hard as fuck. I believe da NY is coming wit some heat cause i fucks wit Papoose, Jae Millz, and Fab…,but da South is gona keep bringin quality artists out. We ain’t even started yet. WE GOTS LOTS MORE!!!

  • DUB

    Check this out man, I fucks wit all six of dem niggas. To me, lyrically aint nobody ever gon fuck Biggie. And aint nobody got dat same slick lyricism dat Jay got. And as far as Nas, cant nobody get as introspective or as deep as dat nigga. Weezy, Jeezy, and Tip all shine in they’re own rights. I like T.I’s swag, Weezy’s lyrics, and Jeezy’s style. Those 3 niggas is raw, but I cant compare dem 2 esco, jigga, B.I.G

  • http://www.facebook.com bama

    GIVE CREDIT WHEN CREDIT IS DUE THE SOUTH IS THE ONE KEEPING HIP HOP ALIVE RIGHT NOW AND THAT’S A FACT WE ARE EVEN RUNNING THE R&B MUSIC TO SO STOP HATING!!!!!!!

  • DBOS

    ok wayne and ti maybe, but young jeezy? all record sales aside, what is jeezy? catchy street rhymes over the most commercial beats. Like DMX said, YOUNG CHEEZY. wayne and TI are dope but i dont believe neither of them put in any work in the street, although im sure jeezy put in overtime, that still doesnt make him a great like big jay or nas. my .02

  • ill will 314REp

    But the MID-WEST WILL BE BACK AGAIN BUT FUCK sMELLY, J-WANDA, CHINGAY, DEM REAL ST.LOUIS NIGGAS FINNA SHINE

  • Shad

    T.I, Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy Have not put out classic albums. Jigga, B.I.G and Nas first albums are all in the top 15 rap albums of all time. None T.I, wayne or jeezy’s albums are even in top 50 so how the fuck do they compare.

  • http://yahoo.com bam bam

    SCOOTER, Fabolous,Papoose,Joe Budden,J.R. Writer,Cassidy, The Game,Jadakiss,L;oyd Banks and MANY MORE WILL EAT WEEZY

  • http://yahoo.com countdown

    chris villian, fab, pap and banks don’t sound shit a like so get the facts straight and stop tring to find reasons to hate on three of the best rappers in which nobody in the south want any part of

  • PJeezy

    Fuck You Countdown…Dem Niggaz won’t sell down here bitch nigga. Any of the top southern niggaz would do dey ass in. We ganstas down here boy. You betta take dem timbs off cause we will stomp out any new york nigga. Y’all don’t even bang. Don’t none of dem niggaz even wear colors. New York Ain’t Hard Cuz. Y’all Think Y’all Are, But Da Souf Would Put Dem Handz On Y’all Weak Niggaz,….BETTER YET WE WILL MERCK U PUSSY ASS CAKE NIGGAZ!
    GO EAT A SOUTHERN DICK BITCH!!!

  • cistus

    JAYZ,NAS ARE MY FAVOURITE RAPPERS AND I WANT KNOW IF WHERE NEW ALBLUM IS OUT PLEASE SEND THE MSG TO MY MAIL BOX

  • sitback&listen

    PJEEZY needs to shut the hell up…colors is a west coast thing and its been ours since NWA so dont’ act like the south is the end all to banging….and bam bam all the rappers that you listed are all on the same shelf…80`s babys…wayne is still the hotest spitter right now wether you like it or not!

  • http://www.myspace.com/locut905 Cut

    Saigon..all i need 2 say

  • http://www.myspace.com/locut905 Cut

    And I cant forget Lupe

  • choppa

    wayne fake as a motherfucker he can never them niggas

  • Kid Blud

    fuck the haters Weezy is the old jay-z of tha south

  • BKFOLIFE

    ONE WORD!!! PAY-O-LA!!!!!!!!!!
    DO YOU “HUCKLEBERRY, MARBLE MOUTH, NOT SAYIN SHIT WHEN YALL RHYME, RE-HASHING ALL THE OLD NEW YORK TRENDS(LIKE GRILLS) 808 SUB KICKS(LISTEN TO KRS1)” KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS? RADIO PLAY IS BOUGHT!!!! LIL KIDS LISTEN AND RECITE DOWN SOUTH LYRICS CAUSE OF THE SIMPLICITY!!! KINDA LIKE RECITING THE “A B C’S” THE SKILL LEVEL OF DOWN SOUTH RAPPERS IS EQUIVALENT TO RAPPERS FROM THE EARLY 80′S!!! THE MAJORITY OF MUSIC ON THE RADIO IS BULLSHIT DOWN SOUTH RAP, THE STATEMENT “HIP HOP IS DEAD”IS RIGHT ON POINT,!!!! REAL TALK!!! JUST FOR THE RECORD I’M NOT A UNDERGROUND, HIP HOP PURIST EITHER, WHAT I CONSIDER UNDERGROUND IS A WHOLE OTHER CONVERSATION!! BACK TO THE PROGRAM, DOWN SOUTH RAPPERS HAVENT TAKEN THE GAME TO ANY NEW LEVEL!!! UNORIGINALITY RUNS DEEP, FROM THE RHYMES TO THE NAMES!!! EVERY MOTHERFUCKER IS A “YOUNG” OR A “LIL”!!!! DAMN!!!!!!!! ITS NOT THE SOUTHS FAULT!!! ITS RADIO STAIONS AND CATS LIKE SICKAMORE WHO BIG UP RAPPERS AND GIVE THEM THE IMPRESSION THAT THEYRE ILL CAUSE THEY TAKE THEIR MONEY!!! FUCK MAKIN THEM FAMOUS, TEACH THEM HOW TO BE SKILLFUL MCEES!!! BUT YOU’D HAVE TO BE TAUGHT ALSO CAUSE YOU AINT GOT A FUCKIN CLUE!!!!
    NOW THE MONSTER, THAT THE SELLOUTS HAVE CREATED IS BITING THEM IN THE ASS!!! IF YOU LIVE ON THE EAST YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. DJ ENUFF OR ANY OF THE OTHER SELLOUTS, PLAYS A DOWN SOUTH TURD AND SCREAMS LIKE ITS THE NEW HOT SHIT!!! WHILE YOU IN THE RIDE JUST SCRATHIN YO HEAD LIKE “AM I CRAZY, ARE THEY HEAR’N WHAT IM HEAR’N?!!!”
    BUT WAIT IT GETS WORSE……
    GILLIE THE KID’S TEST TUBE BABY, LIL WAYNE, IS NOW GOIN AT JAY-Z!!! HE THINKS HE’S BETTER THAN JAY!!! HE’S ALIL DELUSIONAL, CAUSE HE THINKS ITS OK TO KISS A GROWN MAN, THAT AINT YO DADDY, IN THE MOUTH!!! SO YOU CANT TAKE LIL HOMO SERIOUSLY!!! THE GAME TODAY IS TWISTED!!! I BELIEVE YOU CAN BRING HEAT AND HIT THE CLUB WITH A ILL JOINT AT THE SAME TIME!! IN THE SOUTH, THE SKILL IS GONE!!! ITS LIKE GOIN TO THE NBA ALLSTAR GAME AND WATCHIN THE PLAYERS DO LAY-UPS, NO SLAMIN, JUST CRAWLIN UP THE COURT!!! NO SKILL AT ALL!!!
    AFTER D4L,YUNG JOC, AND TOO MANY TO NAME, DOWN SOUTH RAPPERS, NOBODY SHOULD EVER TALK ABOUT VANILLA ICE AGAIN!!!! EVA!!!!
    IN CONCLUSION…
    Biggie, Jay-Z & Nas ARE HIP HOP’S HOLY TRINITY!!! EVEN HYPOTHETICALLY STATING THAT T.I., Jeezy & Lil’ Wayne ARE THE NEW BIG JAY AND NAS IS PURE BLASPHEMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    AMEN

  • http://www.duckdown.com xaqushun

    Your putin whole regions against the 5boroughs and come up short QUEENZ IT SELF HAS WHOLE BUNCH OF RAPPERS BETTER THAN ANYONE FROM THE SOUTH. LIL WAYNE NEED TO STOP LETTIN TURK AND GILLIE RIGHT HIS SHIT HIS LAME AS YOUNG DUM AND FULL OF CUM SO DON’T COMPARE SHIT TO NEW YORK CUASE WE ARE THE BEST WE’VE BEEN WHERE THE SOUTH WILL NEVER GET THAT’S WHY THE HAD TO HAVE AWARD SHOWS FOR THEIR SELVES LILBOOZIE GETS AN AWARD STOP IT HE SHOULD HAVE CAME OUT BEFORE CHINGY YA’LL ASS BACKWARDS YO GOTTI GETS AN AWARD NOBODY IN NY KNOWS THESE DUDES YOU CAN MAKE IT NEW YORK YOU CAN MAKE IT ANYWARE NONE OF THEM COULD HAVE MADE IT THEIR FUCK YOUR UNITY AND THERE IS NO DOWN SOUTH PAC NAS OR PUN THOSE OTHER 2 RAPPERS U MENTIONED OVER RATTED YOU HOMOTHUG. P.S. YEEEAAAH! Freaky ty died years ago and he was a hypeman nigga need to pay back child support maybe that’s why he can’t afford a hypeman. Ti fragile young boy fix ya lip wasnt you born in NY get lost in the country backwoods somewhere JA RULES BETTER THAN YOU AND THE TRACKS HE MADE LIKE THE ONE WITH MARY IS GOING TO BE PLAYED YEARS FROM NOW THAT TRAP SHIT IS ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS WE’RE TRAPPED LIFT UP YOU PEOPLE STOP STEERING THEM IN WRONG DIRECTIONS YOU GREW AS A SCREW UP LUDA YOUR POPS IS DOWN WIT PFUNK HE WORE THEM STAR SHAPE GLASSES YOU SUB URBAN PUNK. WHO COMES UP WITH THIS SHIT

  • MS.HARRIS

    T.I. AND LIL WAYNE IS THE SHIT POINT BLINK..I DONT REALLY FEEL JEEZY HE MAD A CFEW GOOD HITS BUT I STILL THINK HE NEED TO COME UP SOME MORE

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  • DEE

    THIS IS WHY I HATE HIP HOP BLOGS HATE TO RESPECT THE SOUTH COME UP. BUT LOOK AT THE NUMBERS JEEZY IS PLAT NAS IS NOT JZ SPENT A FORUTNE ON PROMOTIONS TO GET TO PLAT. WHEN YOU SAY THE GREATEST YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO TWALIEB FIRST AND COMMON IS WAY BETTER THAN NAS EVEN ON A BAD DAY. NYC STARTED HIP HOP BUT THATS IT

  • The King Formally Known As Warsaw

    I Love the South. Lived here all my life. But even i must say none NONE AT ALL get any better realer or lyrical than Jay-z, Nas, Big, or Pac