Its not where you are from to determine where you can go in HIP HOP. There has been rappers from places like Mississippi to become one of the biggest rappers of our time- ( DAVID BANNER ). Don't believe the hype that you must live in certain places to "make it ". If you have a genuine sound - not trying to sound like the next rapper, you can make it from any place.
Crunkatlanta@gmail.com - receive emails from places I never heard of - yet the music really sound pretty good. Got to give a shout to my people in AUSTRALIA- GERMANY - SOUTH AFRICA- BRAZIL- JAPAN that been holding me down over the years. Please believe - all those places have a huge following of HIP HOP. It may have started in the United States but its has spread like fire across the world.
Take a look at the "Top Cities In The United States for HIP HOP". These are some of the market you should break your music into --- Its not always what you heard.....NEW YORK- Its been several artist that made it not really going to NEW YORK.
Local legends: Outkast, Goodie Mob, T.I., Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Gucci Mane, Jermaine Dupri, etc.
Hot right now: Young Thug,Go Dreamer, Rich Homie Quan, Kap G
Up-and-coming talent: Young Thug, Ca$h Out, Trinidad Jame$, Trouble, Migos, Young Scooter, Rich Homie Quan, Que
Check out live shows at: The Tabernacle, Masquerade
Best rap parties/festivals: Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash, A3C, Travis Porter's Christmas Charity Concert
Tune into: Hot 107.9; Streetz 94.5; V-103
Local legends: Eminem, Royce da 5'9", D12, Slum Village, J Dilla, Insane Clown Posse, Elzhi, Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, Obie Trice, MC Breed, Esham, etc.
Up-and-coming talent: Boldy James, Doughboyz Cashout, Ro Spit
Check out live shows at: The Fillmore Detroit, The Majestic/Magic Stick, Saint Andrews Hall/The Shelter
Best rap parties/festivals: Hot 107.5 Summer Jamz, Gathering of the Juggalos
Tune into: FM 98 WJLB; Hot 107.5
Local legends: Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Jay-Z, Wu-Tang Clan, LL Cool J, Big Daddy Kane, Run-DMC, Queen Latifah, Nicki Minaj, The Diplomats, 50 Cent, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Black Star, Company Flow, Beastie Boys, Busta Rhymes, The LOX, DMX, etc.
Up-and-coming talent: Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Flatbush Zombies, A$AP Ferg, Angel Haze, Azealia Banks
Check out live shows at: Santos Party House, Brooklyn Bowl, S.O.B.'s, Webster Hall, Bowery Ballroom, Irving Plaza
Best rap parties/festivals: Hot 97 Summer Jam, Rock the Bells NY, Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, Downtown Sound, CMJ
Tune into: Hot 97; Power 105.1
Local legends: Three 6 Mafia, 8ball & MJG, Playa Fly, Project Pat, La Chat, etc.
Up-and-coming talent: Don Trip, Young Dolph, Zed Zilla
Check out live shows at: Minglewood Hall, Newby's
Best rap parties/festivals: Beale Street Music Festival
Tune into: K 97; Hot 107.1
Local legends: Nelly, St. Lunatics, Chingy, J-Kwon, Murphy Lee, etc.
Up-and-coming talent: Scripts n' Screwz, Rockwell Knuckles
Check out live shows at: The Pageant, Coliseum Music Lounge, Cicero's, Blueberry Hill
Best rap parties/festivals: SLUMFest
Tune into: Hot 104.1
Local legends: Twista, Common, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, The Cool Kids, Bump J, Do-Or-Die, etc.
Up-and-coming talent: LEP Bogus Boys, Lil Durk, Lil Reese, Young Chop, Chance the Rapper, Katie Got Bandz, Sasha Go Hard, Rockie Fresh, Vic Mensa, Tree
Check out live shows at: Double Door, Reggies, Bottom Lounge, Adrianna's, Metro, Lincoln Hall, The Shrine, Beauty Bar
Best rap parties/festivals: Closed Sessions, Lollapalooza, Pitchfork Music Festival
Tune into: WGCI 107.5; Power 92
Local legends: UGK, Scarface, Geto Boys, E.S.G., DJ Screw, Slim Thug, Mike Jones, Chamillionaire, Paul Wall, Devin the Dude, Screwed Up Click, OG Ron C, Michael "5000" Watts, etc.
Up-and-coming talent: Travi$ Scott, Fat Tony, Doughbeezy, Delo, Le$
Check out live shows at: Warehouse Live, Bayou Music Center, Status, House of Blues Houston
Best rap parties/festivals: Free Press Music Festival
Tune into: 97.9 The Box
Local legends: E-40, Too Short, Digital Underground, Tupac, MC Hammer, Mac Dre, Souls of Mischief, Mistah F.A.B., The Coup, Del the Funky Homosapien, Keak da Sneak, E-A-SKI.
Up-and-coming talent: Iamsu!, Antwon, Kreayshawn, Young L, LoveRance, Roach Gigz, Main Attraktionz, Clyde Carson
Check out live shows at: The Fillmore, The New Parish, Brick and Mortar Music Hall, Mighty, Shoreline Ampitheater
Best rap parties/festivals: Rock the Bells San Francisco, San Francisco International Hip-Hop Dance Festival
Tune into: 106 KMEL, thizzler.com
Local legends: 2 Live Crew, Trick Daddy, Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Pitbull, Flo Rida, Trina
Up-and-coming talent: Haitian Fresh, Spaceghostpurrp, Yung Simmie, Robb Bank$
Check out live shows at: Eve, Bamboo, Cameo, The Stage
Best rap parties/festivals: Urban Beach Week, Art Basel Miami, One Fest
Tune into: 99 Jamz
Local legends: Lil Boosie, Webbie, C-Loc, Foxx, etc.
Up-and-coming talent: Mouse on tha Track, Max Minelli, Percy Keith, Lil Cali
Check out live shows at: Varsity Theater, Spanish Moon Cafe, The Palace, Baton Rouge River Center
Best rap parties/festivals: Baton Rouge Summer Jam, Baton Rouge Hops
Tune into: MAX 94.1
Local legends: Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Eyedea, Doomtree, I Self Divine, etc.
Up-and-coming talent: Toki Wright, Astronautilus, Greg Grease
Check out live shows at: First Avenue, Triple Rock Social Club, in-store at 5th Element
Best rap parties/festivals: Soundset
Tune into: 89.9 KMOJ; 89.3 The Current
Local legends: The Roots, Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Schoolly D, The Fresh Prince, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Eve, etc.
Up-and-coming talent: Gilbere Forte, Ar-ab, Chiddy Bang, OCD: Moosh and Twist, GrandeMarshall, Chill Moody, Ryshon Jones
Check out live shows at: Theater of Living Arts, Trocadero, Electric Factory
Best rap parties/festivals: The Roots Picnic, Made In America Festival, Powerhouse
Tune into: Power 99; Hot 107.9
Local legends: DJ Kool, Oddisee, etc.
Up-and-coming talent: Fat Trel, Shy Glizzy, Black Cobain, Lightshow
Check out live shows at: U Street Music Hall, Howard Theatre, 9:30 Club
Best rap parties/festivals: Trillectro, Broccoli City, Howard Homecoming, Rock the Bells DC, Hip Hop Theater Festival
Tune into: 93.9 WKYS