Represent Your Block Biatches!

A minute ago I explained to y’all that the state of Texas is part of the Midwest region of America and some of y’all had a shit fit. Understandably so, because without the artistry from Texas to fall back on the Southern region is populated by mostly trap happy finger-snapping ringtone rappers. The trifecta of Young Jeezy, Lil’ Wang and T.I. aren’t as valuable or diverse as say a Scarface, Devin The Dude, and a D.O.C. That isn’t to say that there are no artists that reside in the Southern region because the Dungeon Family collective has done a yeomans job of keeping god Hip-Hop alive below the Mason Dixon line.

But there are tons of people living in the South ho don’t hail from the South. Almost no one living in Atlanta now has been raised there. Shouldn’t an artist have to represent the place they were raised and not the place they moved to in order to secure a record deal? I’ve said to people previously that I spend a lot of time in my mother’s basement in Marietta, but that doesn’t make me an Atlanta-based blogger. I believe if you spent your formative years someplace then that is where you are from, no matter how well you’ve acclimated yourself to your new surroundings. Kanghey Tudda does not rep Hollywood, New York or Tokyo even though you can find him in those places a lot more than he is in Chicago. So what if Ludacris lives in Atlanta? Everyone knows that dude is from Chicago, er, CHAMPAIGNE!

I figured I’d give you kids a handy list so that you could make sense of where your town falls in these regional brackets. Like Wu Tang, Billy Sunday is for the children.

West region
California
Oregon
Washington
Nevada
Colorado
New Mexico
Utah

Southern region
The Carolinas
Georgia
Florida
Alabama
Louisiana
Missisippi
Tennessee
Kentucky
Puerto Rico

Midwest region
Illinois
Texas
Nebraska
Oklahoma
Kansas
Missouri
Wisconsin
Indiana
Idaho
Arizona

Northeast region
New York
New Jersey
Massachusetts
Pennsylvania
Michigan
Ohio
Virginia
West Virginia
Maryland
Washington D.C.
Rhode Island
Maine
Vermont
Connecticut

By virtue of this chart the Northeast region stays winning because we have the most big city ghettos like Detroit, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Newark and the entire state of Ohio. Also the Northeast region has had the biggest mass homicide in the country’s history, not considering the native Americans of course, in West Virginia. What’s more Hip-Hop than murdaaaaaahhhhh?

For those of you scoring at home, adjust your regional brackets accordingly.

UPDATE: What time zone does Ohio and Michigan wake up to? Eastern Standard Time, not Central. Tha D and all of broke ass Ohio belongs to the Northeast.

Puerto Rico goes to the South region because Fat Joe stay reppin’ for P.R. and Miami.

Arizona is extra hardbody as a state that incarcerates one out of every three of it’s Black residents. Even Texas can’t match those numbers. Arizona is way to hardbody to be part of the California/Oregon Western region.

The fact that New Orleans has skyrocketed in murders although their Black population is still way smaller than it was pre-Katrina says to me that Louisiana is the home of southern rap music.

  • keke

    Why would you put Texas in the midwest region?

  • thumpa119

    first
    if you think texas is not the south
    kill yoursekf twice

  • meenstreek

    Chi-town, southside til’ the world blows up!

  • http://whythinkletmedothat.blogspot.com The Only Opinion

    1) technically, texas is the midwest. 2) but so is detroit and ohio. and sunday you must haven’t been watchin’ cnn lately. chicago is a warzone. da chi alone makes the midwest the gulliest region period. and if murder = hip hop. it doesn’t get much more hip hop than chicago.

  • DJ

    How the hell is Arizona in the midwest but New Mexico is in the same region as Cali? AZ is between NM and CA!!

  • What?

    As someone from Tha D, please don’t group us with a bunch of goofy, irritating accent having people that where Timberlands with shorts. Thanks….

  • Detroit P

    Also the Northeast region has had the biggest mass homicide in the country’s history, not considering the native Americans of course

    ^^^^^
    Or Black people in general for that matter

  • LOC

    Man, where do you get your shit from? WE got Tx and WV. You tripping.
    This is the real regional map.

    http://www.census.gov/geo/www/us_regdiv.pdf
    So we still on top

  • 1,2..1,2 it don’t stop81

    UMMM MICHIGAN IS IN THE MID-WEST NOT THE EAST.

    SHOUTS OUT TO FLINT TOWN,CHI-TOWN,NAP-TOWN AND ARE NEWLY FOUND TEXAS! P.S. bun-b you might wanna take that “quit hatin the south” shirt off your makin the rest of us look bad.(no kanye)

  • http://www.myglobaloutlet.com Severe

    billy you stole tha D and Ohio from the midwest

  • http://thexfacta.wordpress.com The-XFacta

    BX represent

  • http://thexfacta.wordpress.com The Real Boy Wonder

    bx in the house

  • http://jarredr_904yahoo.com J-Reese

    Man im form Ohio and we are the Mid-West dude look at any map with the regions broke down and youll see Ohio & Michigan are in the Mid-West. Get ya facts right before you wirte somthing dude. I blaim it on the schools what are these teachers doing????? LOL

  • Ryan

    GeBLOGraphy.

  • Chad Biggz

    Reppin 412! Steel City, Pistolvania

  • http://officialhiphop.blogspot.com JOE CASTRO

    yo billy,

    it’s spelled champaign, no ‘e’ at the end… i wouldn’t care if i didn’t attend school there. u of i all day.

  • DJ Chill

    Forget all thats shit you talking Billy Sunday. Everybody knows the real Midwest.

  • The Real Boy Wonder

    Not to be biased but the south is, runnin hip-hop regardless of whether it sucks or not. We have more unity that anywhere else on the map. Your region list has some inconsistancies, you are really “north” biased. Another thing Chicago is hardbody but have we all forgot that New Orleans is the murda capital???

  • jacquez
  • Jakk Crakker

    How is Illinois considered Midwest and Ohio north east, by your definition when you but when you ask Anyone who lives in Ohio they’ll say they are from the Midwest?

    I know you just joking and trying to make people mad. Nonetheless it was funny fam.

    But we now all know who failed their geograpy tests in school. Good luck.

  • http://myspace.com/sincereonline

    You left Arkansas off the list. Maine? Puerto Rico? Freaking UTAH? But no Arkansas?

  • Pancho

    umm…Michigan and Ohio are midwest…the fuck?

    Eminem, Bone Thugs, J.Dilla…they are midwest.

    Arizona and Idaho are midwest? Looks like my Geography teacher has some explaining to do when I head back to the dorms and the classroom in September.

    other than that, I agree with your region placements.

  • http://www.myspace.com/mizredd1 WTF!?!?!

    is reppin da 5-1-8….ALB, NY STAND UP NUCCAS!!!! FALL BACK BITCHES!!!

  • Calibud

    Wow, according to this, Clipse and Bone Thugs are east coast rappers, Daz being from Mississipi is a downsouth trapper and Kurupt raised in Philly is an east coast veteran.

  • Hannah Smith

    Why even read anything by a guy who uses the word ‘hardbody’? Dude’s clearly pro-homo.

  • http://thexfacta.wordpress.com The Real Boy Wonder

    YO

  • Kornphlake

    This is one of the biggest problems in America, the lack of geographical knowledge. Arizona is west of New Mexico, look at a map. Plus Texas and Oklahoma are the south. I live in Kansas, trust me, that stops being the midwest before you get to Oklahoma City.

  • Q-BURO

    The Midwest can keep it all….New York Stand UP…..the only place in the country where 3 states serve as one….TRISTATE. New York got more people in a small geographical area than anywhere….and we got the gulliest cats out here. Nuff respect to the other cities but keep it real. CHicago is hot…but it is called the second city for a reason….Give respect where its due….queens satnd up!

  • Q-BURO

    The Midwest can keep it all….New York Stand UP…..the only place in the country where 3 states serve as one….TRISTATE. New York got more people in a small geographical area than anywhere….and we got the gulliest cats out here. Nuff respect to the other cities but keep it real. CHicago is hot…but it is called the second city for a reason….Give respect where its due….cop killa queenz stand up!

  • 911

    I always thought Ohio was more northeast than midwest…either way…we da best. Cleveland-East Cleveland. Aaaayyyyup.

  • these posts are racist

    Texas is not the midwest, that’s nonsense. Texas is the south.

    Chicago, South Side, stand up!

  • http://officialhiphop.blogspot.com RY

    I think the problem with hip hop is that it’s too regional.It’s gonna get to the point where an artist is gonna have to have a million or so people from their own city/state buying there shit just to go platinum.And,when a certain region is hot,all the record companies go there and suck its resources dry,to the point where your bombarded with the same rap from 10 different rappers.So all in all people,fuck where your from,JUST SUPPORT GOOD MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  • Roxx Alott

    VA made it to the North EAST!!! I been saying this for years!!!!!!!!

  • JacksonDane

    how do u have Maine but not New Hampshire?

    Did you even look at a map when making this? or are these just all the states you could remember?

  • beeyo

    BX!!!!
    How come the whole Bronx is considered the South Bronx as far as rap is concerned?

  • BORN IN THE NORTH, RAISED IN THE SOUTH

    Fuck all the regional shit. A nigga’s a nigga no matter where he’s from. This is the epitome of the Devil’s DIVIDE & CONQUER scheme working perfectly….. Wake up, my peoples.

  • jimmy

    VA = the south

  • W

    Thanks for that inconceivably stupid post. Your assumptions are, as usual, shortsighted and long-winded. Human (rappers included) sometimes move locations and adjust. I know, it’s a nice thought to remain grounded in adolesence, or what you so pseudointellectually refer to as the “formative years,” but that’s just banal. The type of thing someone writes about when they’re just stumped for blog ideas. It’s called growing up and learning from your various surroundings. To suggest that one ought to rep where they spent their “formative years” is like suggesting that bloggers should write using the same tone/language that they did when they were adolescents – a conundrum which you, as can be seen from your writing, apparently have no gripes with. Holler.

  • Ruestar

    Fucking Idiot. That list only has 40 states on it, excluding Puerto Rico. The Fuck?

  • http://XXLMAG.COM THA BLOCK

    YA TALKIN BOUT DETROIT AND CHICAGO BUT NO ONE TALKIN BOUT CALI…. COMPTON HAS BEEN THA WORST CITY IN AMERICA MANY YEAR BUT NOT LAST YEAR… AND NOT TO MENTION LOS ANGELES AKA THA GANG CAPITOL OF THE WORLD…. LOS ANGELES HAS A WHOLE LOT OF CITIES IN IT THAT GET HIGH AMOUNTS OF MURDERS…. ABOUT 75%-80% OF THE CITIES IN LA WOULD BE HIGH UP ON THE FBI’S MOST WORST CITIES LIST BUT SINCE THEY COUNT LA AS ONE CITY THEY DONT…. AND THATS JUS LA….. U STILL GOT THE SAN GABRIEL VALLEY AND THE SGV HAS ALOT OF FUCKD UP CITIES AND HOODS IN IT TO…. THEN U GOT UP NORTH WHERE SACRAMENTO AND SAN FRAN IS AT…. BUT I DONT AGREE WITH SUNDAY ON SOME OF WHERE HE PUT SOME STATES

  • BirdsFlySouth

    This dude is just trying to separate us. Everbody showing love to everybody except for NY cats. Some NY cats are just haters and are looking to divide the rest of us. NY just fall in line you’ll get your time to shine.

    Hip Hop is not Dead. She just getting pimped. You can have her back in a minute

  • allnightflight

    Billy How did you get this job? B/c you stupid.

  • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic THA GRINDAHOLIC

    WHATEVA MAYNE WHO CARES BOUT TIME ZONES IM FROM CALI BORN N RAISED BUT I WENT TO HU IN VA FOR 2 YEARS AND VA IS MORE LIKE THA SOUTH THAN THE EAST

    http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/THAGRINDAHOLIC
    CHECK THA NEW TRACK “DATS MY BOY”
    REALEST SPIT I EVER WROTE

  • blaktwan@yahoo.com

    How you gonna put Puerto Rico in the South and make no mention of Alaska or Hawaii. If that’s the case, what about the Virgin Islands & Guam.

  • Chuck

    this is what happens when bloggers run out of shit to type about.

    Billy X owes everyone an apology for this horseshit.

  • kdizzle

    I live in LA but it’s still Park Hill till I die
    Denver Co. Chauncy Billups, Lendale White my Park Hill niggas standup!!! we Hate nobody.. Much luv to the west! R.I.P. to my nigga Darrent Williams. Oh and yeah, Ohio, Mich, Ill., Midwest man. Colorado is the beginning of the west, Arizona is west of us, so how is it considered midwest? I’m gald My black people on the forum know their geography.

  • weird

    yeah, you’r cool if where you live is not safe. Whoa, i’d much rather live in a drug infested murder capital than a place that I can go to the pool and walk around in. I’m Gangsta!

    Fuck all dat.

  • ABC

    Puerto Rico in the Southern Region? mmm… nop. Puerto Rico is in the Caribbean Region.

  • John Brown

    Billy,

    Last I check there are 50 states (51 if you county PR). You only have 41 states on that list. What happened you got locked up when your teacher was going to teach you bout the other states. Either way I really dont care what region is on top. As long as hip-hop is alive im all good.

  • Cinsere

    DJ Says:

    June 28th, 2007 at 10:45 am
    How the hell is Arizona in the midwest but New Mexico is in the same region as Cali? AZ is between NM and CA!!

    ^^^LMAO!

  • bucnasty AKa yung buc

    1) geographically speaking, if illinois and missouri are midwest, then so is louisiana, because it is west of the mississippi river. however, there is nothing wrong with calling both louisiana and texas part of the south.
    2) if kentucky is considered part of the south, then so should VA and WVA, on account of both their geographical location and confederate mentality.
    3) there is no way to justify putting arizona along with the midwest, no matter how “hardbody” it is. it is neighboring california, and it is west of new mexico, which you put with the western region.

    i feel the point you’re tryin to make, but if you’re goin to make an argument like this you have to have a sound factual base to stand on.

  • Dr Flav

    Southwest is a region as is southeast, your geography teacher lost. Since when does how many niggas that died in your region or area make you the most hip hop? Peace Or War, make up your mind Sunday. I see the hate the south blogger gold mine is still in operation.

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    Flav,
    Where you see hate for the South?

  • NoMamesBuey

    BX you regional boundaries have no basis in reality

    I’ve have friends from OH & MI. I’ve lived in AZ. Everyone in OH & MI considers themselves MidWest. E’one in AZ reps WestSide.

  • OxyMoron

    I’m an Original Ohio Player and I’ll tell yo ass one thing and one thing only….Ohio is the MIDWEST BITCH!

  • Town Bizz

    A quick geography lesson for you and yours

    Northeast – WA, OR, ID, MT
    West – CA, NV
    Southwest – UT, CO, AZ, NM
    South – TX, OK
    Midwest – ND, SD, KS, NE, WY, MN, IA, MO
    Mideast – IL, MI, WI, IN, OH, WV, KY
    Southeast – AR, LA, AL, MS, GA, FL, SC, NC, TN
    Mid-Atlantic – VA, DE, MD, PA, NJ
    Northeast – MA, VT, NH, NY, CT, RI, ME

  • these posts are racist

    At least Billy no longer pretends to be smart. Congrats, you are no longer a fake intellectual…just a proud dip shit.

  • king

    how is Texas Midwest? are you joking? it touches the Mexican border. parts of Mexico are further north than Texas. What you gonna do next. Are you gonna call Mexico part of the north?

  • clarknova

    NYC and LA still have the most hip hop power, but ATL is no joke these days, especially as so many rappers from other parts of the country have moved here for the lower cost of living (as Billy pointed out). Whether they are ‘real’ hip hop according to Billy’s definition I have no idea….
    And Marietta sucks. That’s why people don’t rep for it.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    Its not where you’re from, its where the fuck you’re at.

    Coulda sworn we all already had this convo….

    and whats with all this “we have the most ghettos” and “nothings more hiphop than murder” shit?

    Did you really jack Bols post? Cause he said you did. I guess it wouldnt be the first thing you swagged jacked off dude, so whatev.

    1 hunned, haters.

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    ^^ “Did you really jack Bols post? Cause he said you did.”

    You a lie.

  • lil dano main

    you used to be alright with me, used to be! Shithead if ppl from TX claim the South, they from the south…how much more southern can you get?? BBQ and County slang? red neck and farm animals its a culture not area. Fuck your map, use it to find some decent shit to talk about

  • lil dano main

    O yea. Devin the Dude, Face and that other dude aint half as valuable as the earlier trio….whats more valuable than record sales and hits? you must be like 44 yrs old.

    BTW I fuck wit Face and Devin just not that much!

  • Dr Flav

    Aside from the fact you trying to rob a whole state from our credibility, the fact you only give us credit for having roughly 3 to 4 creative lyricists. Carry on though, Im just sideline spectator coaching.

  • Question

    Why are y’all proud that ya region/city/hood has the highest murder rate? That is not somethin to be proud of at all. We need lower that shit, because basically cats are killin cats like nothin. Rep ya hood or area, not its murder rate.

  • Detroit P

    oh Yea Detroit and Michigan for that matter is considered Midwest, born and raised here, so when you said Ohio and Mich. was North East it was news to me

  • bucnasty aka yung buc

    ‘pac was a Baltimore rapper according to this logic, because that’s where he spent all his grade school years, even though he was born in New York.

    it’s a shame, though, B-more-DC is pretty the one “hardbody” major metropolitan area that hasn’t been repped by a major commercial rapper. i guess niggas out here are too busy killing and slanging to even write a verse. check the papers, Baltimore has been the top city for crack and heroin for years, and DC is annually among the top in murder rate per capita. i find this strange, considering that in hip hop these days your music as a region is judged by how raw your city is…

  • Dr Flav

    “you a lie.” Lol! On everything, I had a flashback of my mother saying that to me as a youngin!

  • these posts are racist

    Dr Flav,

    What up playboy, how you been…its been tough…the cloud of ignorance Silly Billy and Self Hating Bol have cast on this site make it difficult to educate cats…

  • Purple Hulk

    MICHIGAN IN THE NORTHEAST? ARE YOU RETARTED, AND ALSO HOW IS ARIZONA THE MIDWEST IF NEW MEXICO AND NEVADA ARE IN THE WEST
    I ALSO DIDNT KNOW THERE WERE ONLY 39 STATES IN THE U.S.

  • http://www.myspace.com/wreckroomproductions Wreck Room

    Mostly on point, but i’m not sure how you can lump VA in with the northeast. More like mid-atlantic/south.

  • Billy Sunday is Dumb As A Fuck

    This how I can tell this site is just full of dumb ass blogger…how the fuck Texas gone be in the midwest when on a compass its in the south part of the compass if u place it in the middle of the country? man u outta be slap and shot and fired from this bullshit ass website.. all yall do is talk down on southern artists while right now in the drought we selling more then any up north rappers. you just a disgrace sunday…logoff bitch

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    Billy X. Sunday Says:

    June 28th, 2007 at 2:40 pm
    ^^ “Did you really jack Bols post? Cause he said you did.”

    You a lie.
    ***********
    Bol Says:

    June 26th, 2007 at 8:25 pm
    >dallaspenn.com posted a very similar thread earlier today.

    Look at the time stamp on this post and then look at the time stamp on the other post and then pick up your face.
    ^
    Go peep it in the Gay Z thread homie.

    Im the truth nukka, lol.

    1 hunned.

  • BaYaReA,CA

    I REP DA BAY ALL DAYYYYYYYYY BABYYYYYYYYYYY,,FROM SAC-TOWN TO OAKLAND HOME OF THE (HELLS ANGELS AND BLACK PANTHERS),,RICHMOND,CA ONE OF AMERICAS MOST DANGEROUS CITIES NEXT TO OAKLAND OF COURSE,AND CANT FORGET ABOUT DA CITY BY DA BAY ,SAN FRANNN!!!!!!!!!!

  • Content

    Why do you resort to recycling posts?

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    EReal,
    What is your point? The drop you are talking about has a 11:48CST timestamp and the one at DP Dot Com has a 12:34EST timestamp. That’s a difference of 14mins. WTF are you talking about?

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    Ereal,
    Do you read these drops or are you one of these niggers that just reads the comments?

  • Yoda

    I’ve been in Detroit all my life…and this is the first time I’ve heard someone refer to us as Northeast…I’m just going to stick to what the popular opinion is. I still ain’t heard Bun and Pinp call themselves the Underground Kingz of the Midwest.

  • http://www.plasticsquirtguns.blogspot.com thoreauly77

    coasts i represent:
    west (cali native)
    lake superior (say ya to da U.P. eh!)
    UK (bedfordtown eagles whatup!)
    FL (gulf coast, lower, lower-alabama p’cola and fort walton choctaws)
    IT (tuscany, cinqueterra grazie!)
    back in cali now, central coast.

    and AZ is definitely ours!

  • http://www.plasticsquirtguns.blogspot.com thoreauly77

    everyone stop arguing and go cop the new white stripes, because rap sucks balls right now.

  • JAY

    Hey X, you should try reading your own shit once in a while. Just cause a muhfuka tries to rep P.R., dont mean hes from P.R. Fuck FAT JOE, that nigga aint lived a day in his life in P.R. That nigga is from the BX. And hes wack. And P.R. is in the caribbean, part of the Antille islands, not the south. How dare you say some shit like that???!!!!

  • Dr Flav

    TPAR, I been seeing you getting down, Cholly! I peeped you shoutout from Bol in one of the recent drops, I chuckled and said to myself TPAR has graduated from thorn to stake in these dudes side. Keep it up because I still read even though I might not post and bullshit will run rampant without fact and logic. I do gotta give props to Bol and Sunday too, because true assholes would delete or ban a forceful voice of opposition.

  • yupyup

    what place is more hardbody than Gary Indiana?! MADWEST till the world blow!

  • Purple Hulk

    ONCE AGAIN, SUNDAY PROVES HIS IGNORANCE

  • Freakzilla504

    As the only sociologist and criminologist on this blog, you are an idiot.How the hell is Texas in the Mid West?So us being on La , the next state is in the Midwest , what kind of fuckin logic is that?For the record Ohio and MI are located in the Mid West .Attn dumbass VA is a southern state,I don’t care how close Arlington or Alexandria is to DC.VA was once the capital of the Confederacy.Do your research dumbass.

  • http://www.crossoversucks.blogspot.com Adam K

    “You left Arkansas off the list. Maine? Puerto Rico? Freaking UTAH? But no Arkansas?”

    Seriously. What the fuck?

  • Purple Hulk
  • My Effin’ Opinion

    Billy X. Sunday Says:

    Do you read these drops or are you one of these niggers that just reads the comments?

    ^^^^^

    “I mean, … Who does that?” (Beanie Sigel)

    Billy if this does go on, then copy/paste the drop in a comment.

  • That Dude

    “tha D and all of broke ass Ohio belongs to the Northeast.”

    fuck that man im from the double O and i aint no broke ass! forget you and your meaningless posts!

  • BaYaReA,CA

    I REP DA BAY ALL DAYYYYYYYYY BABYYYYYYYYYYY,,FROM SAC-TOWN TO OAKLAND, HOME OF THE (HELLS ANGELS AND BLACK PANTHERS),,RICHMOND,CA ONE OF AMERICAS MOST DANGEROUS CITIES NEXT TO OAKLAND OF COURSE,AND CANT FORGET ABOUT DA CITY BY DA BAY ,SAN FRANNN!!!!!!!!!!
    yaddaddameennnn

  • Jason Murk

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

    Holy shit Billy… THIS is the map you based your last 2 columns off of? It looks like a 4th grader colored that shit in!

    Again, here is a link to REAL regional maps of the united states:

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

  • Jason Murk

    Billy X says:

    UPDATE: What time zone does Ohio and Michigan wake up to? Eastern Standard Time, not Central. Tha D and all of broke ass Ohio belongs to the Northeast.”

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Update: what timezone does Atlanta wake up to? Eastern Standard time! Timezones do not mean SHIT in this conversation!

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

    Gotdamnit billy, go to the link above and educate yourself! Don’t base your geographical knowledge off of 4th grade coloring projects!

  • yupyup

    this article is based more on values and way of life more than geography. but it still sucks balls. texas= midwest; mich=east?? c’mon now

  • Will The Thrill

    People who listen to music based on regions and only regions alone are really stupid dipshits. Fuck the regional segregation, we gotta have unity! Like RY said, support good music, no matter where it comes from!

  • http://www.myspace.com/sinistahmoneybagz Sinistah aka Sin Piffcaso aka The New Millenium Kareem Akbar

    Brick City!

    Jer-z Up, Jer-z Out!!!

    Rep Ya Intellects, and i’ll slaughter most in my sleep!

    to be continued………..

  • stupid ass bill x

    billy sunday you have too much fucking time on your hands

  • Diontre

    Don’t mean to disrespect you in anyway, i enjoy reading your blog. But i have to correct on you on Ohio. Yes my state is in the eastern time zone, but when ohio was made a state is was apart of something called the Midwest Ord. along with Ind. Ill. etc. that’s why Ohio is the Midwest. Check yo history

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    @Sunday
    Im not anyone’s nigger and of course I read the damn drops bro, thats why I knew we already had this discussion about texas not being part of the south.
    I gave my thoughts and thats its not where you’re from, its where you’re at man. Cats that are born in the chi, but were more hevily influenced by the A can claim the A if they want, to them thats their home. Kna mean?

    The Bol thing I didnt investigate the shit, I asked you nukka damn, do you like being called a liar?
    Take that shit to Bol homie, he’s the one claimin. You’re down with that blogger beef. lol.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    allnightflight Says:

    June 28th, 2007 at 12:21 pm
    Billy How did you get this job? B/c you stupid.
    ^
    And the award for most ignorant statement of the thread goes to……

  • dsffssfd@adsaas.com

    va had the capitol of the confederacy. therefore va = south

  • Pablo

    “And the award for most ignorant statement of the thread goes to……”

    Or possibly the most accurate.

  • The Dynasty

    Billy X. you put me in a dilemma with this blog, born in Brooklyn, raised in DC, who I rep? In need of your knowledge

  • dub

    >Almost no one living in Atlanta now has been raised there.

  • East Atlanta Blackstone

    Born in Chicago (87th & Saginaw stand up) but Im repping East Atlanta Zone 6 all day everyday. Why would I rep Chicago as where Im from???? I’ve been here since I was 12, and this is where I grew up. Most folk here wasnt born in ATL, but it dont matter we still rep it. Thats whats so great about ATL, its a melting pot of black people from all points east, west, south, north. Just wait till the younger generation comes of age, in like 2015 the A will have a swagger like no other becasue of all the different influences.

    Chicago
    Calumet Hieghts
    83rd-89th
    Saginaw- Commercial

    to dat

    East Atlanta
    Bouldercrest
    Moreland
    Glenwood

    ZONE 6 cheaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • grapes

    you. are ALL. fucking. IDIOTS.
    WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU CARE ABOUT REPPIN’ YA BLOCK? REP GOOD MUSIC. SHIT, I DON’T CARE IF YOU FROM FUCKING AMERICA, ASIA, AFRICA. If you can make good fucking music, REP THAT SHIT. Let album sales speak for you, not what side your from. SHIT NIGGA, BILLY SUNDAY IS A REASON HIP-HOP IS DYING. Wouldn’t you rather say “I sold platinum, homie!” rather than “I’M FROM TEXAS, WE’RE SOUTHERN!” SHIT NIGGA, IF YOU WANT TO KILL HIP-HOP, THEN GON’ BE LIKE JEEZY, YELLIN’ “CTE, ATL ALL DAY NIGGA!”

    FUCK OUTTA HERE, I don’t care what you rep. If you make good music, I respect you. I don’t respect you just cause you can make it in the ghettos of the northeast. AND…WHO GIVES A FUCK WHERE TEXAS IS. They’re makin’ music, let’em do what it does.

  • Cuban Link

    A minute ago I explained to y’all that the state of Texas is part of the Midwest region of America and some of y’all had a shit fit. Understandably so, because without the artistry from Texas to fall back on the Southern region is populated by mostly trap happy finger-snapping ringtone rappers. The trifecta of Young Jeezy, Lil’ Wang and T.I. aren’t as valuable or diverse as say a Scarface, Devin The Dude, and a D.O.C. That isn’t to say that there are no artists that reside in the Southern region because the Dungeon Family collective has done a yeomans job of keeping god Hip-Hop alive below the Mason Dixon line.

    But there are tons of people living in the South ho don’t hail from the South. Almost no one living in Atlanta now has been raised there. Shouldn’t an artist have to represent the place they were raised and not the place they moved to in order to secure a record deal? I’ve said to people previously that I spend a lot of time in my mother’s basement in Marietta, but that doesn’t make me an Atlanta-based blogger. I believe if you spent your formative years someplace then that is where you are from, no matter how well you’ve acclimated yourself to your new surroundings. Kanghey Tudda does not rep Hollywood, New York or Tokyo even though you can find him in those places a lot more than he is in Chicago. So what if Ludacris lives in Atlanta? Everyone knows that dude is from Chicago, er, CHAMPAIGNE!

    I figured I’d give you kids a handy list so that you could make sense of where your town falls in these regional brackets. Like Wu Tang, Billy Sunday is for the children.

    West region
    California
    Oregon
    Washington
    Nevada
    Colorado
    New Mexico
    Utah

    Southern region
    The Carolinas
    Georgia
    Florida
    Alabama
    Louisiana
    Missisippi
    Tennessee
    Kentucky
    Puerto Rico

    Midwest region
    Illinois
    Texas
    Nebraska
    Oklahoma
    Kansas
    Missouri
    Wisconsin
    Indiana
    Idaho
    Arizona

    Northeast region
    New York
    New Jersey
    Massachusetts
    Pennsylvania
    Michigan
    Ohio
    Virginia
    West Virginia
    Maryland
    Washington D.C.
    Rhode Island
    Maine
    Vermont
    Connecticut

    By virtue of this chart the Northeast region stays winning because we have the most big city ghettos like Detroit, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Newark and the entire state of Ohio. Also the Northeast region has had the biggest mass homicide in the country’s history, not considering the native Americans of course, in West Virginia. What’s more Hip-Hop than murdaaaaaahhhhh?

    For those of you scoring at home, adjust your regional brackets accordingly.

    UPDATE: What time zone does Ohio and Michigan wake up to? Eastern Standard Time, not Central. Tha D and all of broke ass Ohio belongs to the Northeast.

    Puerto Rico goes to the South region because Fat Joe stay reppin’ for P.R. and Miami.

    Arizona is extra hardbody as a state that incarcerates one out of every three of it’s Black residents. Even Texas can’t match those numbers. Arizona is way to hardbody to be part of the California/Oregon Western region.

    The fact that New Orleans has skyrocketed in murders although their Black population is still way smaller than it was pre-Katrina says to me that Louisiana is the home of southern rap music.

    ^I just thought My Effin Opinion was on to something and wanted to get ahead on things and help you at Billy, no homo.

  • detroit is midwest

    DETROIT = MIDWEST!

  • VLsteve

    and dont forget the midwest got East St. Louis, and check the stats that kills evrything.

  • Shad B.

    I represent A-town
    East Atlanta
    Zone 6
    Decatur Candler Rd.

    But you can guess I ain’t from here.
    I also rep that West Coast
    Seattle
    King County
    Central District and Federal Way

    Seattle gotta get in this rap game sooner or later. We got some nice emcees.

    D. Black got that major heat.
    SPORTIN LIFE RECORDS!!!!!

  • NYC’s Finest

    Who cares, Black people STAND UP!!!!

  • mr kcmo

    Billy X sucks. What a total waste of bandwidth. This thread is 1. pointless, 2. inaccurate, and 3 just plain ignorant. Does anyone give a damn really about where your from, or where you are at for that matter? The real question should be ARE YOU BETTER OFF NOW THAN YOU WERE BEFORE. Of course the REAL division line in America is this: are you bourgeois or proletariat? INFORM YOURSELF AND QUIT WASTING YOUR LIFE ON IGNORANT TOOLS LIKE BILLY X SUNDAY…..

  • http://cmonsononline.com/ A VOICE OF REASON

    Since WHEN did Hip Hop = Murder ?? What the hell is wrong with you. C’mon SON!! Getdafuckouttaherwitdatbullshit!!!!!!! and Ohio is the midwest, texas is the south. Im gonna go wit most people in these comments and tell you that you’re ignorant. You being a part of this magazine makes me want to burn every XXL mag I own. XXL, please fire this man, and hire somebody who can rep some REAL shit!