Exodus: Is LA The New Home Of Hip Hop?

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While it seems like rappers come from all over the country these days, Los Angeles has quickly become the new spot for hip hop stars to go and join the big leagues of music. While there are still some big names who reside in New York City, Atlanta, or even Chicago, many have decided to pack their bags and head over to the California city. Let’s take a look at what’s going on over on the West Coast.

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Who moved there?

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Not only have JAY Z and Beyonce set up shop out there for the time being, after leaving their place in Brooklyn, but the likes of A$AP Rocky, French Montana Big Sean, Drake, and even Kanye West have permanently moved there. We’ve even seen other rising acts head on out there to launch their career, or take it to the next level, as it’s become sort of a haven for music acts in the making.

What’s the appeal?

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We’re not quite sure what makes a rapper want to move to Los Angeles, but it does seem to help that Hollywood is also right there. Getting hip hop on the mainstream act probably became an easier feat when the acts could be right around the most mainstream hub of it all, Hollywood. 

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