When André 3000 declared over boos that “the south got something to say” at The Source Awards in 1995, there was a shift in Hip-Hop. The region had just been added to what had been an exclusively east coast vs. west coast genre at the time. With that special focus put upon them, along with expectations that they really took off with, the south was now a viable powerhouse in hip hop.
Today, when we talking about the south in Hip-Hop, no region has had quite as big of an impact like Atlanta.
The best rappers from Atlanta are also some of the best rappers in the world, so figuring out who does and doesn’t make the cut is an excruciatingly difficult, task. I thought long and hard about it, and in my opinion, below in alphabetical order, are some of the best rappers to come out of Atlanta.