Rep yo city!
Mob Deep once said, “It ain’t where you’re at, it’s where you’re from.” And they were right. There are a lot of rappers that have made it out of the slums of their hometown. In hip-hop, it’s important to remember where you came from, even more important to pave the way for new artists from your hometown to come up right behind you.
A lot of our favorite rappers reside in big, popular cities like New York and L.A. But those same artists hailed from smaller cities like Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The following cities have produced the best hip-hop in years and continue to do so.