Why Southern Hip-Hop Just Got A Lot Worse…

I was looking at a regional map of the United States for informational purposes and I saw that Texas wasn’t actually part of the southern region. The south ends with Louisiana. So if all the rappers from Texas that have been killing shit for the last few years are removed from the southern bracket how many official emcees would that give us from the south? T.I.,Young Buck, Andre, Big Boi, Jeezy on a real good day and… Shamrock?!? The south just lost the regional rap competition.

I mean honestly, Texas rappers were the only reason that people could have said that the south was on top of the game and now that we find that Texas is part of the midwest bracket it puts the south region at the back of the bus. Since this is still February and therefore technically still Black History Month then it shouldn’t be a problem for sothern region rap fans to ride the back of the bus anyhoo. Freedom Riders anyone?

I know what y’all are gonna say now, “Prove to me why the south is holding down the last slot in the regional rap competition. I have every UNK album and Get Rich Clique mixtape evar and they are the shit!” I don’t knock southern region rap fans for being passionate about their music but it’s gotten to the point that every song coming from that region has these four words – candy paint, panky rangs. Are those even words? What is true is that tons of rap music is sold in this region. What is sad is that ‘Hooked on Phonics’, not so much. Here’s a quick little guide to see where your favorite region stacks up before the big dance jumps off.

North East – This is still the strongest bracket in regional rap competition because they set the trends for lyrical flows and lead in overall categories like arrests for artists, lawsuits and deaths (R.I.P. Notorious). These are hardbody Hip-Hop categories that aren’t diminished due to lack of sales and radio airplay. Fifty Cent and Cam’Ron’s beef has been the only interesting rap related story in 2007. Grammy who?!?

Mid West – Not as strong as the N.E. is lyrically but certainly the most hardbody region since Texas leads the U.S. in prisoner executions and St. Louis, Missouri is the current U.S. murder capital by slightly outpacing Detroit. The fact that ClearChannel Corp. is based in Texas could be viewed as home court advantage for securing the radio airwaves.

West – The West isn’t as strong as it had been several years ago but then again, it’s only California that holds it down for this region. Oregon, Utah, Montana and Wyoming are basically just tax write offs. The hyphy movement gives this region enough points to put it above the South. Ghostriding the whip is way more hardbody than walking it out.

South – When the best rapper from this region is more famous for kissing men on the lips, and shitting on the regions’ number one mixtape deejay I’d say that something stinks in New Orleans, and it’s not just the dead people that they have refused to clean up, The south has been claiming the number one position in the regional rap competition since Trina replaced Lil’ Kim as the rapper most likely to give you the clap (and we aren’t talking about applause). I’m still not seeing it. T.I. might lead all other rappers in the number of car commercials he’s filmed, but everyone knows that without gas a car goes nowhere. Texas has that oil boys, and without Texas the south is lost.

  • http://www.myspace.com/younGBurna younGBurna

    yo mayne…u a pure hater lol…first of all…if the south aint the best ok..but they not the worse…and if ew york aint last ok..but they not they best lol…u on some bullshit

  • daesonesb

    Ya cant forget about living legends and all its affiliates from the west. THere’s more than you think. The west holds it down in the underground scene.

  • Rizzop

    You shittin something ridiculous on the south. But you cant at least respect the fact that each region brings something different to hip hop overall?(quality or not) Shit, most of our ancestors came to the country through the south from africa, and even though they dont speak very well we gotta show our southern brother and big ass, grit-eating, pork consuming sisters some love! They do got the so called “king”

  • Tag

    East numbero onu, cat’s most lyrical there. But stop hatin on the south, most south artist, defnit Weezy, is better than allot of eastcoast rappers. And west fell of long time ago, don’t think they’ll ever get back, maybe another ice cube failure or a name droppin game album, and maybe, just maybe w’ll see the lil cunt dre’s album drop in 2011. Fuck Detox, keep that shit at home, just produce, ya can’t even rap

  • Bobo D

    Mmm..
    Did’nt have nuthin to say about the East. Come on, aint no region on top of their game..True?

  • Rel

    the truth shall set u free!!!!i/m telling cats that the south is overated…jeezy is wack as shit!!!!!!!

  • Rel

    if you add VA to the south, the Clipse(Weezy dont want it for real) would make the South better that the West Coast

  • http://www.myspace.com/thaanswermikeyd Dip Set City

    I’m pretty sure Camden, NJ is the murder capital of the U.S. Just sayin

  • Bobo D

    My bad you did put the east in, I just saw North East plus I aint into keeping up with the US rap in anymore.
    UK is where it is except Lady Sov.
    Just check out Sway – This is my demo.

  • LOC

    If this wasnt the most biased bullshit I ever read on this site.
    The Evil Empire needs to hire some southern niggas on this site so they can write every other day about why rap from the North fell off and no one gives a damn about it except the niggas there. IT’d only be fair. Cause all this whining/hating is getting old and lame.

  • YoungGully

    Yea I’m from Tha Dee/
    And Got Family/ In Texas/
    How Tha Hell we Second/

    ON MY DETROIT SHIT

    Oh yea T.I,Jeezy,Weezy,Dro Coulda put Tha South Over Tha West

    Who on tha West Game,Snoop Doggy Dogg
    yea right

    E-40 my nigga he keep it all da way real

  • THAT_BOY_NOAH

    MAAAN LET ME TELL YALL SOMETHIN BOUT TEXAS. TEXAS IS A BIG ASS MOTHERFUCKIN STATE. YOU CANNOT CLASSIFIE TEXAS A MIDWEST OR SOMETHIN LIKE THAT. ITS JUST TEXAS. THE LONE STAR STATE.(IF YALL LIVED HERE YOU WOULD UNDERSTAND WHY)…..WHILE IN THE PAST THE EAST HAS BEEN DOMINATED SHIT LIKE WITH MAGAZINES AND ALL. TEXAS HAS ALWAYS HAD THEIR OWN MOVMENT THATS WHY WE BULLED THE MARKET IN 2005 AND CONTINUE TO DO SO IN THE INDEPENDANT SCENE..

  • content

    Bitchmade.

    If you would have came with a honest report then maybe you would have been taken seriously.

    Instead you again sound like the little sore loser you are.

    South last and East first, come on man it ain’t the early 90′s. Nobodies buying that bullshit.

    You have just solidified your sopt as the worst blogger on this site.

    Congrats

  • YoungGully

    Nall we goin be tha murder capital in a lil while watch

    detroit

  • jacquez
  • YoungGully

    G’TROIT is Tha Gator capital,motor city,and on tha way murda capital

  • content

    Plus every artist in Texas claims the South. Talk about going out of your way to hate.

    You’re a joke to your profession (which is blogging, lol)

  • EReal

    LMAO!

    Thoroughly entertaining, hahaha. Even tho shittin on NO is kinda below the belt, it was still funny as shit.
    The thing is, I thought about this before too. I was like Texas isnt really the south is it? Its more midwest to me, because I thought it was east or west of the mississippi, kna mean? Its true too! If you take away UGK and Chamillionaire, DaYaM, thats a big hit in points mang.
    The one thing I dont agree with is the west. Besides Snoop and GaYme (based on sales not skills for gayme) theres noone holdin it down really out there. Now, I enjoy a Thizz Face and some Piffy just as much as anyone, but losing Chamillionaire and UGK just isnt enough for the West to Overtake the South. The south still has T.I. , Outkast, Little Brother, Luda, Whoopie, Buck, Jeezy, 36, and more holdin it down. I wont give it to them over the midwest now that includes texas, plus Detroit, and everyone from Chicago, and Ohio too.
    So Mines looks like this,
    Northeast > Midwest > South > West.

    1 Hunned.

  • Boner Jams 03

    this is some bullshit…bein southern is a state of mind..its a mentality…its traditions like juneteenth and candypaint and chittlins and boiled peanuts….fuck what some “regional map” says…texas is the south

  • Boner Jams 03

    daesonesb Says:

    February 28th, 2007 at 12:47 pm
    Ya cant forget about living legends and all its affiliates from the west. THere’s more than you think. The west holds it down in the underground scene.

    ^^^true^^ murs is that nigga…one of raps best kept secrets

  • Yung X

    Maaan whoever wrote this is a damn fool…how the hell they gon say TX is considered the Midwest…I mean even though its region is the Midwest, but in Hip Hop TX is the south…and how he gon put the west over the south…name one new west coast artist that can spit better then TI, Luda, Killer Mic, or even wayne

  • http://www.oldominion.net scooter

    just give up cum bubble.
    this is the last post of yours I will ever read.

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    The FBI stats for 2006 have not been released yet, but as for 2005 – St. Louis = most hardbody U.S. city per capita

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-10-30-city-crime_x.htm

    Detroit had more overall jig deaths but St. Louis was killing more people per jig household. Camden is still fucked the fuck as well.

    Read bitches!

  • http://www.myspace.com/16kingz da’realestwritin’

    LET IT GO DAWG IT’S OVA’ THE EAST HAD THEY REIGN AND THEY AIN’T COMIN’ BACK.MIMS DON’T COUNT IN MY BOOK AND THEY REST OF’EM STAY GETTIN ARRESTED AND IS YOU FUCKIN CRAZY AIN’T NO PLACE MO’HARD BODY THAN THE MID-WEST BABY,CHECK YA’ MURDER RATES FOR THE LAST FOR YEARS.OH YEAH IT’S NOT DETROIT DOIN ALL THE KILLIN’ IT’S A LIL’KNOWN TOWN OUTSIDE THAT MUTHA’FUCKA KNOWN AS FLINT,MICHIGAN!IF YOU AIN’T NEVA BEEN,DON’T GO CUZ’ IT’S A BULLET WATIN’ ON DAT ASS! BIG UP TO EVERY REGION THO’ NIGGAS STOP HATIN AND GET BREAD!

  • YOUNG STUNNA

    best music comes out of the east & south not mid and west.

  • thecollinb

    is Richmond still bodying the body count of jigs per capita on a city level?

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    ^ I definitely co-sign Flint, Michigan as one of the most hardbody ‘burgs in the U.S.

    Why did this whore from Flint steal money from my pants pocket when we was in Cancun? If your shit ain’t tied down and locked up them ho’s from Flint will get’cha.

  • derfla the hus’la

    Detroit had more overall jig deaths but St. Louis was killing more people per jig household. Camden is still fucked the fuck as well.

    Read bitches!
    ^^^^^
    so what? should other regions start killing each other more jus to overpass st.louis statistics or do you have a solution?

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    ^ I’ve got the solution. Do you really want to know the solution?

  • D.GUTTER89

    I DON’T KNOW WHY THE SOUTH MAD FOR HE’S RIGHT YOUR BEST LYRICIST KISSES DUDES IN THEIR MOUTH DAT’S NASTY STRAIGHT-UP. EAST COAST GOT THEM LYRICAL ASSIANS AND STARTED THIS SHIT WHO ABOUT THE PLATNIUMS RECORDS. A LOT WACK NIGGAS GO PLATNIUM THAT WHAT FUCKED THIS WHOLE THING UP. NOBODY WANTS TO BY THEM ABLUMS ANYMORE BECAUSE U MIGHT GET ONE GOOD SONG. THAT HOW MOST OF THEM SOUTH NIGGAS DO IT LOOK AT DEM FRANCISE BOYS THEY WENT PLATNUIM AND DIDN’T HAVE A HOT 16 BARS ON THE WHOLE ALBUM. FUCK LOOK A SCRAPPY DAT NIGGA SPIT A HOT 16 ON HIS SECOND ALBUM, NEITHER DID YOUNG DRO OR YOUNG JOC

  • http://www.myspace.com/kracktheking KR

    What does this have to do with Hip-Hop?

  • YOUNG STUNNA

    west is definitly the worst.

  • John Brown

    If Texas aint from the South why every rapper from Texas reps the south hard. Cham had a song on “Sound of Revenge” called “Southern Takeover”. Flip was fighting with T.I. over who was the K.O.T.S. UGK made a song called “Playaz from the South”. Scarface has a song called “Southern Nigga”. See my point exactly all the rappers I mentioned are from Texas but they dont have songs called “Midwest Takeover” or “Midwest Nigga”. Once again Billy Bolday writes another half-ass blog and the topic again is to HATE on the South.

    South(includes Texas)>Midwest>East>West

  • MIAMI NIGGA

    WHY IS EVERYBODY SO MAD AT THE SOUTH FOR? Damn this blog is a joke. Someone from the south must have fucked your bitch homie. You went out of your way to clasify Texas as not being south but not reconizing the fact that the whole state of Texas claims the south. If thats the case then Miami is on the east coast when you look at the map Stupid Fucker!! Whats da point. Niggas say Virginia is south but we dont consider them and they dont consider themselves southern but they are in the southern region of the map IDIOT! So should we consider the Clipse southern hiphop? I’ll admit that East Coast has more lyricist but damn you trying to shit on a whole region. What brought forth such hate Sunday?

  • Atl’s own

    1st Texas is in the south the deep south at that! in fact any state touching the gulf of mexico is undoubtly the south, hell u can’t get more south than the gulf.

    plus every one from texas say they are southern; so would every body out side of texas.

    nigga iz u crazy the northeast is at the bottom of every category (except maybe crime but wat dat got to do wit rappin’ anyway).

    least creative, worst beats, least entertaining, most amount of niggaz jus actin’ hard, they new artist couldn’t sell if they moved to Atlanta, and no grammies or other accolades for that matter.

    every body readin dis post know:
    1) Dirty
    .
    .
    4) NY

    and every body else can fight for da rest!

    long live da south ho!

  • EReal

    Billy X. Sunday Says:

    February 28th, 2007 at 2:44 pm
    The FBI stats for 2006 have not been released yet,
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    New Orleans and Orlando are going to be wayyyyy up there. They’re killin people like its the last day of hunting season. LOL.

  • Atl’s own

    and all da niggaz on here who think staying in a place where the most homicides occur; fake ass nigga move to Iraq!

    i hope y’all get killed in a drive-by while helping y’all moms wit da groceries; since u love killin!

  • Were Read 2 Def

    >I’ll admit that East Coast has more lyricist

    ^^^That’s the whole point on being a rapper. That’s why the east wins. Hip Hop started in the east.

  • John Brown

    Hey Billy here is something for you that Scarface said on WW2

    [Swizz Beatz] (Scarface)
    State yo’ name gangsta (Scarface)
    Where you representin? (Motherfuckin South)

  • http://www.myspace.com/16kingz da’realestwritin’

    ^ I definitely co-sign Flint, Michigan as one of the most hardbody ‘burgs in the U.S.

    Why did this whore from Flint steal money from my pants pocket when we was in Cancun? If your shit ain’t tied down and locked up them ho’s from Flint will get’cha.
    ^^^^^
    YEAH THEY PRETTY DAMN GRIMEY MY DUDE SHE PROLLY SOLD ONE OF HER KIDS JUS’ TO GET DERE!DEM’ HOES CLAPPIN BOTH WAYS! HAHA!

  • John Brown

    Correction:

    Scarface said that on WW3

  • http://dahshyt.blogspot.com Belize (click my name)

    Watch out for arizona pymp. The west coast is connecting like voltron on u maggots!

  • http://dahshyt.blogspot.com Belize

    By the way

    Mr.Bigg “take that bitch to trail”

    hardest song ever!

  • john cochran

    You are a fucking idiot I swear, but I think thats just your gimmick. Anyway, Texas is fucking huge, thats why it can be considered south and midwest. I’m from Philly, so from my standpoint the east is the best. The south is cool, they got little cute hooks and dances to thier songs, but any kid just sitting on a back block in North Philly would tear any rapper from the south’s head off in a battle, included your beloved lil wayne. People from the south just dont wanna admit that those dudes cant spit. Dont get mad, get hooked on phonics bitches. 1

  • Miss Peachy

    lol who is this fake ass Bol?

  • E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA

    The west is way better than the souf and midwest. The Game, Mitchy Slick, Ice Cube, Kurupt, E40, and Mr. Shadow could easily body the entire souf.

  • East STL

    STL Aint shit compared to the east side and who gives a shit about a region map

  • http://www.lemonparty.org Spaceman

    BILLY SUNDAY IS THE WACKEST WRITER/BLOGGER EVER.

    THIS BLOG IS A FUCKING JOKE.

  • http://www.lemonparty.org Spaceman

    THIS IS THE WACKEST BLOG I HAVE EVER READ.

    BILLY SUNDAY IS A JOKE.

  • derfla the hus’la

    Billy X. Sunday Says:

    February 28th, 2007 at 3:00 pm
    ^ I’ve got the solution. Do you really want to know the solution?
    ^
    well jus for the record I don’t listen to wayne and I don’t take rapper’s that seriously so they do not influence my behaviour but Iam highly influenced by hiphop……now what’s your solution?

  • DANJA29

    Welllll… when the East proves in 2007 that we should still REALLY give a fukk about ‘em, I gotta say the South is still very much rollin’.

    And that’s comin’ from a former East Coast diehard who’s more DISAPPOINTED in these niggas than you could ever know. But I can’t sit here and baby these niggas up because of what they had in the ’80s and ’90s (and to a degree, earlier this decade)… they are mediocre as FUCK right now, simple as that.

  • Cuban Link

    North East > Mid West > West > South

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  • LoRD FaRTeUs

    WHOA….WHO FARTED!?

  • Lazy

    Co-sign Miami Nigga. Dont ask rappers for geography lessons. Hip hop geography is different from real geography, stupid. Rappers dont consider climate, natural boundaries, etc., they consider regional culture. Texas is part of the South.

  • THAT BOY SHORT-T

    U FORGOT SOME PEOPLE. HOW BOUT LIL WAYNE,BG,JUVENILE,LIL BOOSIE, WEBBIE? WHAT ABOUT ANYBODY FROM LOUISIANA

  • Cuban Link

    Awesome post btw.

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    Houston + Dallas + Chicago + St.Louis bodies New Orleans + Atlanta + Nashville + Virginia Beach allday anyday

  • sk

    that bitchmade atl’s own IF I EVER SEE U in NYC I’M STOMP A MUDHOLE IN YA BITCHASS DON’T BE MAD CAUSE NYC NICCAS FUCK ALL YA’LL BITCHES(WOMEN THAT IS)

  • ThingAlec

    I agree with this journal. But c’mon how can he west coast be worse than the mid west. Lest we forget that St. Louis is the home of shitty rappers like Nelly, Chingy, Jibbs, and J-Kwon. And Hyphy is just about the worst part about the west coast.

  • freakzilla504

    Whoever you are , you are lame . It seems to me that obviously you did not pay attention in Geography or History class and you are not very educated. You must of dropped out of whatever bullshit P.S 121 School. So according to you ignorant New “Yawkers” , VA, Miami, NC and now lol Texas is not apart of the South. What the fuck is wrong with you. You muthafuckaz can come up with more excuses why the Northeast aint selling shit.Now you trying to say Texas is not apart of the south. What a dumbass. I think those vapors from those cold piss filled hallways in those 200 projects that you all have has really distorted your logic. Face it when you wake up in the morning you have to look at yourself in the mirror and realize that a nigga from the South is better than you .By the way ,ask Pimp C where he is from and see if he don’t whip your muthafucka ass.

    Texas, La,Ark,Okl,Miss,Tenn,Ala,GA,SC,NC,Fla,Ky,and VA stand the fuck up. WE too deep.

  • C-Blaq

    THIS IS THE WORST SHIT I EVER READ..PEEP DIS FUCKBOI..DA SOUTH IS DOING THEY THING RIGHT NOW..TX IS PART OF DA TEAM..OUR UNDERGROUND MUSIC ALONE KEEPS US GROUNDED WHILE OTHERS TRY TO TALK, RAP AND EVEN ACT SOUTHERN…SO MIMS SOUND LIKE HE FROM NY HUH? BULLSHIT I THOUGHT DUDE WAS FRO DA SOUTH WHEN I HEARD DAT BULLSHIT! OH YEAH AND LET ME CLEAR THIS UP…WE HAVE ALWAYS HAD NIGGAS DOING BUBBLE GUM RAP, BUT WE’VE ALSO HAD NIGGAS THAT R LYRICAL TOO..ITS JUST THE REST OF THE WORLD IS JUST NOW STARTING TO LISTEN TO WHAT DA FUCK WE DOIN U DIG? WE NEVER CHANGED FOR THE GAME NOW FOR BREAD..SOUTHERN NIGGAS AINT REALLY INTO METAPHORES AND SHIT LIKE DAT..WE TELL IT JUST HOW IT IS..FUCK ALL DAT ASS WHOLIN..AND WHAT THE FUCK DOES THE MURDER CAPITAL HAVE TO DO WIT HIP HOP? WHY R WE STILL GLORIFYING DA FACT THAT WE KILLIN OUR OWN KIND JUST LIKE DEM W’s WANT US TO DO..MY DOG I DONT GIVE A FUCK WHERE A NIGGA FROM IF HIS SHIT SOUND GOOD U DIG BUT I AINT BOUT TO LET U JUST SHIT ON DA SOUTH THO..GA ALL DAY FUCKBOI

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    Peep this map and go cry in your bowl of stale cereal.

    http://www.ajjf.org/images/regional_map.gif

    Louisiana is actually part of the midwest region but they got voided off to the south behind some man kissing man incident.

    Which one of you retards said Oklahoma was part of the south?!?

  • Blakka

    New York used to spit that fire, but now all y’all are doin’ is soundin’ like the South. Ask 50,Fat Joe, Buster , Jim Jones … the list goes on!!! All these these niggaz are from the so called Lyrical Region, and these niggaz is tryin’ to sound like us. Trust me the South got plenty of niggaz that spit that fire , but just like every other region ,it’s what’s bein’ played on the radio. The silly shit is what’s bein’ played on the radio. The powers that control what we listen to only wants us to hear dance music , and trap music , and murda music… they don’t want us to hear anything with any substance … because our minds might just get elevated. And to the writer of this article , you either hate the South , or you are simply trying to stir up some controversy…which is extremely silly to me.

  • YOUNG STUNNA

    DIP-SET bitch.

  • http://xxlmag.com robin_tha_hood

    NORTH EAST AND MID-WEST IS THE BEST ALL YOU BITCH NERDS

    SOUTH IS BETTER THAN WEST

    WEST HAS GONE TO SHIT, THATS WHAT

    HAPPENS WHEN YOU HAVE A HOMO THUG

    STRIPPER CLAIMING TO BE KING
    ( THE GAME )

  • http://www.myspace.com/poisonousdarthfc Poisonous Dart

    Ignorant ass XXL blogger Billy Sunday consciously wrote:

    Billy X. Sunday Says:
    February 28th, 2007 at 2:44 pm
    The FBI stats for 2006 have not been released yet, but as for 2005 – St. Louis = most hardbody U.S. city per capita

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-10-30-city-crime_x.htm

    Detroit had more overall jig deaths but St. Louis was killing more people per jig household. Camden is still fucked the fuck as well.

    Read bitches!

    If I didn’t know better^ I’d think I was reading a random redneck’s post from a KKK/White supremacist messageboard.

    Sunday, your posts are neither original, introspective, sarcastic or funny…What are you exactly hoping to accomplish with your posts? I mean, besides ensuring no one with any common sense will ever take you seriously in regards to your opinions or take on hip hop.

    One.

  • Ace

    Yo, texas isn’t the south. If some of you cracked a book sometimes, you’d know that the lone star state is more often affiliated with Western History, placing it in the midwestern sphere more than the South. Yea, they live southern style, beating black dudes and doin’ dumb shit but they are midwestern. Good lookin’ out Billy, but I mean, on the real, the West is better than the South? I guess that’s fair. Weezy’s from the South and that dude’s a fuckin’ uncle tom on this shit, trying to monopolize the rap game without using a thing called talent.

  • Southern Bred

    If you don’t live in certain regions staring at a map doesn’t help you out much. Certain areas in Tx (especially H Town) have alot more in common with their neigbors to the east (New Orleans) than they do with the Mideast.

    Its about cultural influences as much as it is location, location, location. On a map MIA is as south as it gets but who the hell would really consider MIA “southern”?

    The South isn’t for everyone and thats the beauty of it. You love it or you hate. I love it and I know as of March 2007 the east and the west both lost. I love artists from both regions but right now the south is on top in more ways than one.

  • thatwhitedude

    who cares about geography???? every rapper from texas (and when people say texas rap they basically mean houston cuz noone else in this state is doing it well) CLAIMS the SOUTH! tons of people have already given good examples of this but of course billy sunday and others just choose to ignore the facts that don’t go along with what their dumbasses’ think…it doesn’t matter where on the map texas is, every houston rapper claims the south so its the damn south when you’re referring to rap regions, end of fuckin story…as a texan from houston i usually see eastern TX as the south and western TX as the midwest, cuz of how the cities are in texas and since the state is so big, and its dumb for people to comment on it if they dont live here cuz you just dont know unless you’ve been here before…this was a lame excuse to hate on the south billy seriously…seems like every post you gotta throw a shot in, i’m still trying to figure out if you are doing it for the shock factor so yuo get more replies to your blogs so you look good for YN or if you really do hate the south as much as you act like you do, if you really do hate us that much its sorta sad and borderline pathetic, stop sippin the haterade and sip some lean instead, and on the murder rate tip, i think houston is climbin up there in that since this city is basically now pre-katrina new orleans reincarnated, they all came here and none of them want to leave now, its fucked up and i’m considering movin cuz katrina messed houston up almost more than it did NO just cuz they all moved here! real facT: 80% of the crime in houston either has the victim or victimizer as a former citizen of NO, how messed up is that?!?!?!?

  • Dutch

    Pathetic article.

    Almost pathetic as a blogger who’s profile pic features a mob shot resulting from being arrested for committing sodomy on circus animals.

    It’s all hip-hop!! Forget where you from!

    Should rename yourself Sundae cause you sweet, homie.

  • rippanigga

    Billy Sunday

    I understand you just another cryin bitch out the east. but that shit you said about the NO was going to far. You niggas dont realize how serious that shit is. When the World Trade Center got hit yall niggas was talking about that shit still to today. Why does it seem like all east niggas have pussies between they legs. I mean I understand Camden NJ always been top 5 of murder rates but anybody can pull a trigger. I mean the south reign supreme in hip hop and all of a sudden all the lil bitches come out complaining like they period flooding. Yall niggas kill me. XXL is in the east so of course they going to have all east coast bloggers. But with all the east coast bloggers in the world you still could never be back on top. not like the east was ever on top anyway. The best rapper ever came from the west.

  • rippanigga

    Silly Sungay

    Why dont you bring yo ass to the NO and say that shit. Dog you got life fucked up and to all the niggas that thought that shit was funny. the original murder capital was new orleans. GOOGLE NEW ORLEANS MURDER CAPITAL. get ya fuckin mind right before you start talking sweet.

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    TWD,

    I usually enjoy your commentary but you need a Ho Sit Down right now. Let the Ho stand for Houston or whatever your mind conjurs up. Since your Midwestern town is being overrun by southerners and their way of thinking maybe you out to tell them fools to go back to the south.

    Just because A motherfucker calls a dog a cat it doesn’t make that dog a cat does it? If I call the Sun the moon I’m just a misinformed motherfucker now ain’t I? Now because some welfare fried chicken eating motherfuckers from the Bronx started rapping doesn’t mean that everyone that raps is a welfare fried chicken eating motherfucker does it?

    If you don’t understand geography then you don’t understand how to read a regional map do you? You may not even know how to read a local map either. Show some respect to Dallas and the D.O. motherfuckin’ C.

    Texas is in the midwest and the Lou is the U.S. murder capital. Period. Point blank. Now go read a book.

  • GA DADDY

    man you stretching like a mofo to say tx ain’t a part of the south!!
    ny niggas get on your grind & stop hatin”!!

  • Hurricane Game

    Please eat a Teh Ghey covered Dick Sunday and Die.

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    YO XXLMAG DOT COM FAMILY!

    ENOUGH OF THIS BULLSHIT! MUSIC FUCKING TELEVISION IS TRYING TO STEAL THE LEGACY OF HIP-HOP. ARE YOU DON TO BE PROACTIVE FOR THE CULTURE? NOW IS THE TIME TO RECOGNIZE WHO THE REAL ENEMIES OF RAP MUSIC ARE.

  • weezybaby

    sunday wants to be bol

  • content

    Billy,

    You’re funny for thinking you have enough followers on here to spark a movement. Don’t break ya wrist jacking ya dick so hard.

  • Dr Flav

    LOL @ “SUNDAE” So whats the plan? Attempting to create divisions in order to weaken southern unity? You appear weaker by the blog. Tell a Texan your theory and they will look at you like you hooked on phonics. Try Southwest, with South listed first, since its further south than west, Magellean.

  • White boy

    Come to little Mexico, Phoenix AZ, Now thats the South

  • Dr Flav

    Oh heres another post so you can get you some actual foldin money from YN. Figure you need some footie socks for your 1986 Lotto sneakers.

  • White boy

    Come to little Mexico, Phoenix, AZ
    Thats the South

  • White boy

    AZ is comin

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    Flayv,
    Are you not embarrassed to be checking for me so hard (nullus). You have a man crush right now. Go hug up on your boyfriend across the internets real quick and come back to XXL after you’ve kissed a female.

    I’m embarrassed for you dude that I turn you on so much. I know I’m your hero because you’re a fuckin’ zero.

    Now go shove a can of Step Off up inside your vagina.

  • R.I.P.BigBird

    NorthEast>>Outkast/Luda/TI/Wayne>West>>Midwest>London,England>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Malayasia HipHop scene>>>>>>>>>>D4L,DFB inspired South

  • Dr Flav

    You living fantasys nigga, I reject your deposit. Fool I been on these blogs and will be here when they fire your dick in the booty mark ass.

  • bigced

    I cannot believe you all are debating who is the murder capital. That,is pathetic. I am from Chicago, and as far as I am concern,when we led the country in ‘total’ murders in a year,multiple years in a row……. this was embarrasing and nothing I was proud of at all. Man, that is why hip hop is weaker than ever.Conversations like this confirms why cats with no skills sell albums. The evidence as to who is buying it is here.

  • Diggy

    I don’t know why this dude is on this site…seriously.
    Ever since he started bloggin’ it’s been nothin’ but “contreversial” blogs with no real substance.
    It’s like he’s just here to stir things up for the reason of just stirring things up.
    His blogs are more like wreckless posts that you’d see in the comments section.

  • Real_nygga

    Man WDF?!?!? Dawg We have the most southern States & the most convicted Rappers in the US..Dude Louisiana is number 2..South Carolina is number 5…Florida Number 6…Texas Number 10…Most of our rappers are felonys…and How the hell Texas is apart of the midwest dumb ass? on a fucking compass Texas would be consider the Truth south…Nigga NY aint hot no more..Yall artists are boring as fuck and now moving down south…Man Billy yous a lame ass nigga…you and Bol, be hating hard on the south but we getting money down here…Ole commercial ass niggas… and Nigga you got other talentive rappers hear…Trick Daddy, Camoflauge (R.I.P.), Soulja Slim, Mystikal, Pastor Troy, Field Mobb, Little Brother,Sqad Up, Plies, Wayne, Jacki-o, Pitbull, Smitty, Boosie and Webbie…nigga All them guys are Versatile and sold records…Especially Trick…Yall think its all about using punchlines and shit…nigga we just get straight raw and to the point…whos said you got to use punchlines to be lyrical? man papoose is fiyah but he cant make a song to save his life…Man and NY is not dangerous…NY is one of the safest Cities in the nation…GTFOH with that bullshit hating on the south…I wish i could see yall bloggers because I’ll break your muthafucken fingers for talking that ignorant shit…hating on the south…bitch is nothing but talent and creative muthafuckas here…Yall got that one boring style and trends…while we got bass music, booty music, screw and chop music, crunk music, snap music, Gudda music…all kinds…we all bring something different to the table and we stick together and yall muthafuckas beef about whos the king of a piece of land…lame

  • 11kap

    real niggas listen to rap from everywhere. fuck the beef.

  • YOUNG STUNNA

    its like this

    northeast>south>midwest>west

    WEST IS HORRIBLE & always has been aside from the game,dre,snoop,& i guess if you consider 2pac west.

  • Pizo

    They pay this man to say whatever bullshit he feels is true, and whatever get yall all worked up. His opinion no matter how flawed is just that, his opinion. YAAAAWWWWWWWWN.

  • bottom boi

    Niggas from the east swear they got the best rappers just because it started therre. BULLSHIT, when the last time the east was hot. Other than jay-z and big the east was always shitty. Niggas up there to worried about metaphors and punchlines instead of speaking the reality of the streets. Pac took hip hop and gave it a rebirth. Pac wasnt about punchlines and metaphors instead he was about speaking what reallyy goes on in thee streets hood politics and thug life. NWA did the same. Where white people start fearing us, and even politicians started to feel threaten. Other than public enenmy NEW YORK didnt have that impact. So my point is this Im from the south but the West is by far the true poineers of this hip hop. They open the door for real g’s to make music. You worried about d4l and franchise boys when you not hearing , z-ro, soulja slim, boosie webbie, trick, gizzle,mac,mia x,fiend,trae,and many more niggas that rappin that real shit. The east has one style and one style only and that style is boring and played out. Nobody feelin that shit and unless BIG is ressurected the east will never be back on top.

  • ?????????

    here it boils:

    East: has da most lyical rappers out there, but need to step dey game up

    West: too gangsta for radio play, and dey like it to keep it dat way, cause dey aint into dat commerical shit(cept for gay ass game)

    South: dey like dat commerical shit, cause dey all about money, but dey can’t rap for shit(cept for NO and TX)

    Midwest/mideast: Can be anything cause dey in da middle of da country and dats dats

  • ?????????

    lyrical*

  • MESSIAH

    yall need to chill with all the whiny ass “hip hop started in the east shit”

    who gives a fuck

    i dont wanna see no northern niggas rockin gold fronts. that shit started in the south.

    i dont wanna see none of yall celebratin christmas either if thats the way yalls logic works.that shit started somewhere off in northern europe.

    straight ignorant.
    and most of yall couldnt win the 2nd grade spelling bee either.

  • Real_nygga

    ?????????….man shut cho bitch ass up…if you saying nobody else cant rap except outta NO & TX…your not even exposed to down south music…so you dont have no say so talking that ignorant shit…shit i fuckz with NY hip hop…but all NY hip hop is consist with one rhythm and one style and its get boring…NY do have the most lyrical people…but whos care? dude down here we have fun with our music…thats make people buy our shit…it always gotta be bout gang banging and shooting…we wanna club and get loose and have fun…yall the ones killing hip hop with this ignorant bullshit…im from the streets and if i was to catch one of you hating ass fuck niggas in my city…i’ll dump yo body in the river and thats a promise not a threat…we dont play that shit where im from…we love music..if its hot to us we gone play it…did people hate when NY made club songs which they took from the south? no! so show the same love bitch nigga

  • Chuck Norris

    I dont wanna hear it…this article was on-onpoint, breakin down each region was correct aswell…dont get nunchuck’d bitch.

  • Chuck Norris

    o i almost forgot,Chuck aint hatin…its just that each and everyregion has they hip-hop..and hip-hop is hip-hop,then hip-hop is under music along wit everything else.im just sayin it had the facts.

    ah yes yes yall.

  • fdafda

    Billy Sunday = Biggest Backpacker On XXL.

  • http://aol.com Jlew911

    There are plenty of nice rappers from all the regions but the northeast will ALWAYS be the tightest! Come on, we invented the shit and keep on reinventing it!

  • Avenger

    The south has an independent scene without an outlet and they do different ish to you stupid jig. The south has charisma that the world can relate to people want to relax and have fun. I am a old school fan of NY but the new NY ish is boring niggas copying the south. It’s the souths job to party when you come down here people are under a different stress, so we let loose big time. I have lived in NY,Chi-town and now ATL and I can tell you everyones struggle is different so there style and dilevery is. The south gets big love because it is that simple get loose and have fun shit, that ignant club shit and when it gets deeper it is still easy to pick up where the artist is coming from even with the dialect the south has always been warm and inviting bitches that’s why motherfuckers move here when they stack chips.

  • al-khaliq

    this sunday motherfucker luv to hate.

    here’s 3 reason texas is south.

    1. klu klux klan(kkk)

    2.confederate flags hangin everywhere.

    3. ask ugk if they south or midwest.

  • memphis most elite

    looka here its 2007 dry your eyes, change your tampon, and accept the fact that the east coast done fell off. if yall put half as much time into makin good music as ya do hatin on other regions ya might just be able to reclaim to #1 spot again so pay attention to we do and please stop bitchin

  • a real nigga in memphis

    look here its 2007 dry your eyes change your tampon and accept the fact
    that the east coast done fell off. if yall spent half as much time trying to make good music as you do hatin on other regions yall might just reclaim da #1 spot but as long as you keep bitchin about what we doing you gon stay in the dark while we shine like diamonds so step ya game up watch what we do and how we do it and please STOP BITCHIN

  • saints_bitch

    aye man fuck you on some real shit wit that New Orleans comment. the nigga weezy aint shit on drama, just told the man smartin up and that shit wit baby is, well i cant say much bout that but dont talk bout my people like that dawg. i seen shit you’ll neva see. but on topic, you forgot bout luda and wit all them they definatly over tha west

  • http://myspace.com/twerkolator twerkolator

    according to wikipedia (that great bastion of internets “knowledge”):

    “As defined by the United States Census Bureau, the Southern region of the United States includes 16 states and is split into three smaller units, or divisions:

    * The South Atlantic States: Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia (plus the District of Columbia)
    * The East South Central States: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee
    * The West South Central States: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_United_States

  • trill fukin g

    New york started hip hop but the origins of black music came fom the south. Before hip hop ther was blues which had a rhythm that even reflects some hip hop today. Im not going to go into all the history do ya home work and you will see for ya self. SO point blank South is the meca of black music as a whole. No South, then no hip hop. And the east is by far the best. The east has not been hot since BIG and the OLD JAYZ Wu Tang. Since they alol fell off the EAST HAS BEEN SHIT. BORING ASS SAME OL STYLE. EVERYBODY SOUNDS THE SAME IN THE EAST..

  • trill fukin g

    East Sounds the same. Everyother region is versatile. South Has Crunk, Gangsta, intelligent(kast n lil brother for you niggas that like wtf. The midwest has, lyircal, party, and gangsta,intelligent, the west coast got Gangsta, hyphe. THe east has one damn style puunchline and metaphors and wonder why they have not been on rador since the 90s. Hip hop has evolutionized. get over it and step it up

  • ???????

    Real_nygga Says:

    March 2nd, 2007 at 1:07 am
    ?????????….man shut cho bitch ass up…if you saying nobody else cant rap except outta NO & TX…your not even exposed to down south music…so you dont have no say so talking that ignorant shit yall the ones killing hip hop with this ignorant bullshit…im from the streets and if i was to catch one of you hating ass fuck niggas in my city…i’ll dump yo body in the river and thats a promise not a threat…we dont play that shit where im from…we love music..if its hot to us we gone play it…did people hate when NY made club songs which they took from the south? no! so show the same love bitch nigga.

    Damn nigga, dats some hurtful word there. where u from bitch nigga so i can go over there and beat y0 scrawny black ass.

    Anywayz I never said da south was killing hip-hop, i juss think dey have shitty rapper(cept UGK, cham, Z-RO, C-murder, Hot boyz and even young jeezy etc.. u kno) SHIT i even like some of there club song, they juss have shitty rappers dat raps about da same shit ova and ova, but there beats are sick tho.

    Not sayin no more about dis post, i’ll holla wit yall in a diff one….out

  • Real_nygga

    ???????????…you forgot about Trick Daddy…Pitbull…Camoflauge…Sqad up..Field mobb…T.I…Luda…Little brother…them niggas dont rap about the same subject matters…thats how i know you aint exposed to down south music…shit and if you wanna find me you can find me in Duval County off on the northside playboy fuck with me

  • bottom boi

    east coast got a bunch of shitty ass rappers that wack as hell. I been to NY every body wanna be a rapper out there. 95% of them in the east is shittty

  • derfla the hus’la

    I think the biggest mistake the south done did is call it’s kind of music hiphop………..

  • asdfghjkl;

    ok virginia is not south, its above the “mason-dixon line”,,,,texas is not midwest, no one here in the midwest claims texas, and midwest deserves to be number one
    because the Northeast as you call it sucks they have one place NYC thats it they deserve to be last..
    the south cant rap and cant get a hit song without a dumb dance although they have some tru MC’s
    west deserves the number 2 spot
    But back to the midwest
    if your lame enough to look at it from a murder rate standpoint the they are number 1
    from a lyrical standpoint they have it
    so MIDWEST STAND UP

  • SMASHGORDON

    HEY STUPID PHUK!?
    EVER HEARD OF THE LOUISIANNA PURCHASE?
    THAT WHEN NAPOLEON PURCHASED LOUISIANNA FROM TEXAS!! LOUISIANNA WAS PART OF TEXAS YOU FOOL..USE SOME COMMON SENSE LOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR MAP AND SEE WHERE TEXAS AT..U CANT GET NO FUTHER SOUTH , WE ARE CONNECTED TO MEXICO!!..I GUESS THAT’S IN MIDWEST TOO HUH? WHEN WILL THE EAST REALIZE THAT THEY ARE THE MINORITY…AND WHAT’S UP WITH THIS LYRICIST TALK?..IF YOU CANT MAKE A DECENT RECORD WHO GIVES A PHUK ABOUT YOUR LYRICS.?..WHY YOU THINK GUYS LIKE PAPOOSE AND SAIGON DONT GET RADIO PLAY? DONT NOBODY WANNA HEAR A NIGGA ON THE MIC SOUNDING LIKE A ROBOT WITH NO SWAGGER TALKIN BOUT WHAT HE DONT LIKE…SOUTHERN ARTIST ARE BUSINESS MEN FIRST AND THE EAST CANT SEEM TO RESPECT THAT…YOU CAN SAY WHAT YOU WANT ABOUT LYRICS BUT AT LEAST WE UNDERSTAND BUSINESS, EAST COAST RAPPERS ARE JUST SOME ACTORS ON THE CORNER SPITTING FOR A RECORD DEAL ,PRAYING ANOTHER NIGGA COME HOLD THEY HAND AND HELP THEM..BUT NOT REALIZING THAT YA’LL NIGGAS IN THE EAST ARE JUST DIVIDED CRAB IN THE BUCKET ASS HOUSE NIGGAS, THAT’S WHY YA’LL ALWAY HATIN… DOWN SOUTH WE ACTUALLY HAVE A BLACK CULTURE WHERE IT’S JUST US AND OVER TIME WE LEARNED TO GET ALONG AND WORK TOGETHER..BUT THE EAST ..YA’LL JUST HATEFUL& JEALOUS …ONE RAPPER (50 CENT) IS PUNKING YA’LL ENTIRE REGION…THAT SH*T COULD NEVER HAPPEN DOWN SOUTH…

  • Danny

    How can you not mention CHI-TOWN?

  • Da Shit

    why south niggas hatin on NY for i thought y’all niggas would learn from the last northeast and south beef not to fuck with us cause you niggas got fucked up last time we got caught up in this beef

  • dirty3rdsouth

    Da Shit Says:

    March 4th, 2007 at 10:46 pm
    why south niggas hatin on NY for i thought y’all niggas would learn from the last northeast and south beef not to fuck with us cause you niggas got fucked up last time we got caught up in this beef

    Nigga wtf you talking bout the east could neva fuk wit the south. To many pussy ass niggas in the east. NY got to many phony ass wannabes. Niggas swear they livfe in the most dangrous city, nigga queens and bronx is all yall got. NY is ranked one of the most safest states in america. Not saying that any nigga can walk through yall hoods and say fuck ny just saying that yall aint got shit on real gutta life. The south run this shit. Get ya mind right before you speak that foolishness about NY. cuz yall tiny compared to the south.

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    SmashGordon,

    You are the dumbest cockblower evar. Please don’t come to these comments to represent the South, the Midwest, Texas or even your own damn street because you are a fucking blank.

    In the age of Wikipedia and all the online resources that we have available, the fact that you are too lazy or too stupid to research what the Louisiana Purchase really was says a lot about you and the music that you listen to.

    The first opportunity that you have you should just kill yourself.

  • JALEN

    all hyphy is, is a spin-off of crunk music…shaking dreads, and spazzing out in clubs…dat’s crunk…tear da club up was 96…97…now u act like hyphy is something original…naw homie they biting, and u hatin…ho.

  • buck

    BOTTOM LINE: The south is what is poppin right now. i live in the South and I don’t like half the BS they play on the radio but it aint no betta anywhere else. There is alot of up north shit thats garbage for one of two reasons: 1) they either tried to capture south flow( because thats what’s hot right now). 2) they try to be gangsta and hard like they 50 cent or somebody(because thats what hot right now) Either way that shit is lame on both accounts. No one is really trying focus on the solution which how do make hip hop popular with the people who started the culture? 80% of the originators of hip hop don’t find the shit interesting anymore. Thats why they doing other things. if Mos Def sold as many records spittin real shit as let’s say a chamillionaire or paul wall or even lil jon, do you think this nigga would be trying to act in movies? If hip hop was interesting like it was why would Andre 3000(who by the way is not only the best lyricist in the south but in at least top 5 in all of hip hop DEAL WITH IT BITCHES!!!!!) stop rappin and start singing and doesn’t that bad at it either. So Billy X Sunday or whatever the hell you call yourself, Stop hatin and if you don’t like the taste of the dick, take it out of your mouth and stop suckin on it every chance you get with something negative to say about the south. And to everyone else…..STOP PUTTING OUT BULLSHIT AND MAKE HIP HOP INTERESTING AGAIN SO WE CANNOT GIVE MOTHERFUCKERS LIKE THESE AMMUNITION!!!!!

  • EReal

    ^
    You’re talkin about the NORTH puttin out garbage?
    So Nas, Jay, Ghostface, are all garbage?
    Dude, just because the south has enough tight MC’s to count on one hand dosent mean you run shit and just because the south is whats selling right now dosent mean it’s quality music.
    The fact of the matter is that the South is hot right now, and thats why everyone is annoyed. Not because everyone in the south sucks, or everyone in the east is jealous. It’s because when we turn on the radio all we hear is bullshit and coonery with few exceptions. You’re talking about putting out bullshit?? Who puts out more bullshit than the south? You see, everyone has different perceptions of what a quality MC is and what quality music is. D4L, Lil John, DFB, you call them lyracists and quality music?? Besides Chamil and T.I. name some other QUALITY albums from 06 from the south? Yall are quick to say quit hating on the south, well defend your MCs then. Make points, paint a damn picture. Dont just say quit hating.
    Andre 3000 was trying something different, something new, and he made a lil dough and got his lil grammy nods and now he’s rapping again. If 3000 was making so much dough from selling all those Love Below shit sandwiches, then why’d he jump all up in ‘Be Cool’ and that ‘Idlewilde’ disaster??
    Im from the south. All I can say is that when I turn on the radio all I hear is bullshit. 06′ was horrible, admit it. 07′ is getting better because at least I hear a Nas or Jay, or fuck it even a Gayme song. At least then I dont hafta hear some snap pop bullshit or the same T.I. & Chamill tracks.

    Fact of the matter, homie, is if you take Houston away from the south then the only southerner to have a good 06′ was T.I.

    1 hunned.

  • Derrty’

    Dumbass Texas is South…Midwest Starts with Missouri have you looked at a mapo lately

  • Bottom Boi G

    EREAL you beinga hypocrite/ THE NORTH is putting out bullshit music. Jay z kingdom come was ok thats it. NAS Hip Hop is DEAD was not close to one of his best albums. Ghostface had a real good CD. And as for the rest of the NORTH music it has been wack. I.E. FAT JOE, MIMS, DJ WEBSTAR, LLOYD BANKS, TONY YAYO, JIM JONES worst of all DIDDY. Papoose Cant make a album but mixtapes hes a beast. Saigon is a phony who beats women. THE north is not hot for a reason. Thats why they dont sell. Just like up north have lyricst thats not gettin attention the south got to. The only people getting attention is whats getting requested at radio stations. You ignorant to think everybody SNAPPING in the south. The south is more diverse than any region. EAST coast is killin themselves because they so worried about punchlines and metaphors until there music is just boring. Hip Hop is not just about lyricist thats just one aspect of it. If it was then exclude some of the poineers of BBoy music. SugarHill gang woudlnt be hip hop. The south has lyricist some you never heard of prolly never will unless you come to the south just like we wont know they real lyricist from up north unless it gets posted here or another hip hop site. but dancing is a part of hip hop like it or not its not going nowhere.

  • Droc

    the south has been wack for along time now all they stuff sounds the same but the northeast on type come on man u gotta be from new york the east aint had nothin hot since forever yea yall got mims doin his thang but thats 1 person sorry to say it but the east is washed up 50s getting played how long are yall gone use gunit as ur forefront im from LA KIILLA CALI AND WE DO OUR OWN THANG FUCK THE COMMERCIAL SHIT WE GOT REAL EMCEES UNLIKE THEM OTHER REGIONS

  • Cassy,O

    Sunnnday, come on, this is Hip-Hop, “Southern Hip-Hop,” as you phrase it–there are no losers in Hip-Hop, the Hop just rocks! The Southern boys came through with a new swing and swagger and that’s a good thing. You have to admit, Southern Hip-Hop got a lot heads bouncing and “panky rangs” swangin’, like Hip-Hop do. Give them boyz their titles!
    How about we just put an H on the “Unk,” call it Hunk–cause the boys are fine (hey T.I.!), and them little backyard parties “be” pumping, and just give it a thumbs up for Hip Hop.
    Let the Regional competitions speak for themselves. What people love most about the Hip-Hop and Rapp arena is that they keep it real—whether by research, experience, what ever, the idea is they keep it real. How and what they represent is a hometown’s way of life. Can you imagine a Southern artist without a swagger? That would be like taking the country out of Country Music! The transformation’s results would be a large group of Hip Hop artists turned Rock and Country Music singers (Kanye! Jay-Z! Nas! Hold it down, ya’ll). We don’t want that. Its Hip-Hop and you gotta love it for what it is, an element of the heart and soul of the culture.

  • bkkid

    Nigga wtf you talking bout the east could neva fuk wit the south. To many pussy ass niggas in the east. NY got to many phony ass wannabes. Niggas swear they livfe in the most dangrous city, nigga queens and bronx is all yall got. NY is ranked one of the most safest states in america. Not saying that any nigga can walk through yall hoods and say fuck ny just saying that yall aint got shit on real gutta life. The south run this shit. Get ya mind right before you speak that foolishness about NY. cuz yall tiny compared to the south.

    Yo, you are hallarious son!!! The south is a bunch of silly, country hicks! Atlanta might be the size of two towns in Long Island! ANY BOUROUGH of NYC is harder, point blank than all of the south put together! Nothing at all gimmy about the south, you niggas are stupid hicks. NY niggas move down south to get away from the stuggle, not the other way around. Not even just talking about the great New York, but Philly, Newark, Camden, Paterson, are all a lot harder cities than any down south. You niggas are dumb hicks!!!

  • Screwed Up Texan

    SOUTH is Below the MASON-DIXON LINE ( that means Texas bitch)….get ya facts straight nigga! We southern all day, but I ain’t go fight witcha we know what we are.

  • WHAT KINDA #&$#*$&#

    To the person who wrote the article. KILL YOURSELF. I am referring to the Texas breakdown.

  • http://www.myspace.com/tharealjrob JAE ROB

    Get tha fuck outta here with that bullshit!!!! You obviously don’t know shit about this genre of music.. You probably just some dumbass old head tryna hold on to some shit thats fuckin OVER. Go write a article for source magazine or some bullshit like that. T.I is tha King, Weezy is tha prince! What? J.A.E Git @ Me! myspace.com/tharealjrob

  • BORN IN THE NORTH, RAISED IN THE SOUTH

    North vs. South beef = idiotic bullshit

  • pppsssss

    #
    JAE ROB Says:

    April 24th, 2007 at 8:06 pm

    Get tha fuck outta here with that bullshit!!!! You obviously don’t know shit about this genre of music.. You probably just some dumbass old head tryna hold on to some shit thats fuckin OVER. Go write a article for source magazine or some bullshit like that. T.I is tha King, Weezy is tha prince! What? J.A.E Git @ Me! myspace.com/tharealjrob

    Please kid! Weezy is a fake homo thug! TI(testical inspector) is straight garbage! Any retarted kid from NY could rhyme better than ANYONE from the south. Gets your facts straight country boy!

  • http://www.myspace.com/riskyrisky MAGNUM

    YOU LOOK DUMB IN SAYIN’ TEXAS ISNT THE SOUTH. THE NORTHEAST THE FORERUNNERS, OF WHAT? NOBODY PATTERNS THEMSELVES AFTER THESE GUYS.WHAT LYRICAL TRENDS ARE THEY SETTING? JUST ANOTHER HATING ASS NEW YORK CRITIC

  • DJ M.O.B. THE BLACK MESSIAH

    I’M TIRED OF YOU COCK SUCKERS HATIN’ ON THE SOUTH!!!! TEXAS IS THE SOUTH YOU DUMB FUCK, IT’S PART OF THE 13 SOUTHERN STATES. BILLY SUNDAY YOU A BITCH!!!TRUE ENOUGH IT’S SOME BULLSHIT MUSIC THAT COMES OUT THE SOUTH. BUT IT’S BULLSHIT ON THE EAST TOO!!! CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP, THIS IS WHY I’M HOT. THAT’S ALL BULLSHIT. IT’S A KNOWN FACT THAT YOU EAST COAST NIGGAZ ARE STR8 HATERS. THAT’S WHY U BITCHES CAN’T SELL RECORDS CAUSE YOU ARE ALWAYS GOING @ EACH OTHER. YOU ON THIS SITE TALKING ABOUT HOW HARD THE EAST COAST IS BKKID OR WHATEVER YOUR NAME IS YOU CAN’T BE TO HARD TALKING SHIT ON THE INTERNET. ALL YALL HATERS KILL YOURSELVES!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2668935098 Nigger Hater

    fuck u asshole

  • bkkid

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    DJ M.O.B. THE BLACK MESSIAH Says:

    May 26th, 2007 at 7:23 pm

    I’M TIRED OF YOU COCK SUCKERS HATIN’ ON THE SOUTH!!!! TEXAS IS THE SOUTH YOU DUMB FUCK, IT’S PART OF THE 13 SOUTHERN STATES. BILLY SUNDAY YOU A BITCH!!!TRUE ENOUGH IT’S SOME BULLSHIT MUSIC THAT COMES OUT THE SOUTH. BUT IT’S BULLSHIT ON THE EAST TOO!!! CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP, THIS IS WHY I’M HOT. THAT’S ALL BULLSHIT. IT’S A KNOWN FACT THAT YOU EAST COAST NIGGAZ ARE STR8 HATERS. THAT’S WHY U BITCHES CAN’T SELL RECORDS CAUSE YOU ARE ALWAYS GOING @ EACH OTHER. YOU ON THIS SITE TALKING ABOUT HOW HARD THE EAST COAST IS BKKID OR WHATEVER YOUR NAME IS YOU CAN’T BE TO HARD TALKING SHIT ON THE INTERNET. ALL YALL HATERS KILL YOURSELVES!!!!!!!!!!!!

    hahaha. Nigga I aint talking hard at all! Just trying to help you silly country boys out with some real talk!

  • Jason Murk

    http://www.eduplace.com/ss/maps/usa.html

    What fuckin map are you looking at Billy? Did you flunk geography in grade school? Go to the link above and educate yourself.

    Niggas like you represent why the northeast “stay losing.”

  • DC’s Finest

    i’M JUST TIRED OF BLACK PEOPLE. FROM THE EAST TO THE WEST TO THE MIDDLE TO THE SOUTH. I MEAN IF A NEW YORK NIGGA GOES TO ATLANTA, PEOPLE DOWN THERE WON’T BE ABLE TO TELL AUTOMATICALLY THAT HE IS FROM NEW YORK. WE NEED TO WORRY ABOUT BEING UNITED FOR THAN SEPERATED. IT LOOKS LIKE THE RAPPERS ARE TRYING, BUT THE US REGUALR PEOPLE ARE JUST SO DIVIDED, AND IT MAKES ME WANNA CRY MAN. WE NEED TO GROW UP. I DON’T CARE WHICH REGION PUTS OUT SHITTY MUSIC. I DON’T CARE WHICH REGION HAS GTHE BEST MC. I DON’T CARE WHO REPRESENTS HIP HOP AS LONG AS IT IS MY BROTHERS ANS SISTERS REPRESENTING IT. AS LONG AS YOU BLACK AND OIN SOMETHING POSITIVE AND MAKING MONEY YOU ALL GOOD WITH ME. I DON’T CARE IF IT’S THE SOUTH. LUDACRIS IS MY BROTHER. JUST AS MUCH AS SNOOP DOGG AND NAS IS. WE NEED TO STOP DISSIN EACH OTHERS HOODS AND JUST START BEIN A BLACK COMMUNITY AGAIN. EVERYONE ELSE DOES IT BUT US AND IT SERIOULSY MAKES ME SAD. WHWN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU HAD A RAPPER THAT SHOUTED OUT TO THE WHOLE BLACK COMMUNITY. NOT JUST THEIR HOODS. THE WHOLE DAMN COMMUNITY. CUZ AT THE ENED OF THE DAY, WE ALL BUT EACH OTHERS MUSIC. THERE IS NO WAY IN THE WORLD THAT JAY Z SOLD 2 MILLION RECORDS AND NOT ONE OF THOSE RECORDS WERE NOT BOUGHT FROM THE SOUTH. JUST LIKE THERE IS NO WAY THAT TI JUST SOLD DAMN NEAR 500,000 RECORDS THIS MONTH AND NOT ONE OF THOSE BUYERS NOT BE FROM NYC. GROW UP BLACK PEOPLE. GROW UP BLACK PEOPLE. GROW UP BLACK PEOPLE. GROW UP BLACK PEOPLE. GROW UP BLACK PEOPLE. WE LOSIN OUR IDENTITY MAN.

  • Rissa

    MIAMI NIGGA Says:

    February 28th, 2007 at 3:16 pm
    WHY IS EVERYBODY SO MAD AT THE SOUTH FOR? Damn this blog is a joke. Someone from the south must have fucked your bitch homie. You went out of your way to clasify Texas as not being south but not reconizing the fact that the whole state of Texas claims the south. If thats the case then Miami is on the east coast when you look at the map Stupid Fucker!! Whats da point. Niggas say Virginia is south but we dont consider them and they dont consider themselves southern but they are in the southern region of the map IDIOT! So should we consider the Clipse southern hiphop? I’ll admit that East Coast has more lyricist but damn you trying to shit on a whole region. What brought forth such hate Sunday?
    I’M FROM RICHMOND, VA AND I CONSIDER MYSELF A BITCH FROM DA SOUTH. I TALK I’M FROM DA SOUTH, AND ACT LIKE I’M FROM DA SOUTH. IT AINT NUTTIN’WRONG WIT’ BEIN’ COUNTRY. ALSO DA CLIPES AINT EVEN FROM VA. DEY REALLY FROM NEW YORK.