Contributed by ArkansasRoodBwoy:
With strong artists such as Ludacris, Ying Yang Twins, David Banner, Archie Eversole, Clipse, and many more, how does anyone else stand a chance? I believe the south has rose again. Not for pro-white people, but for the rap industry. I guess this isn’t exactly what white southerners expected. They were right. The south has risen.
The “west side” and “east side” used to be on top with rappers like Snoop Dogg, Tupac, the Notorious B.I.G., DMX, and such, but it seems that the south is growing to be great. Don’t get me wrong, I love Snoop Dogg, Tupac, and all that. But, when it comes to picking a side, I’m going to have to go to my roots, I’m Dirty Souf all da way!
David Banner says, “Tell dem yankees it’s a new day, Y’all gon’ scream ’bout Mississippi in a new way, I got some killas down in Atlanta holla’n ‘U-Way!'” Bubba Sparxx adds in “We Ready (Remix)” :”Hold it down for country ******/leave them othaz up an’ shady/give a damn if city sistas/think I’m good or lucky/pay me” and “The new south has arrived/ We savages fitt’nuh eat/ And won’t stop till we satisfied.” And Petey Pablo in “Rep Yo City,” “Y’all don’t know the seriousness of what Petey be sayin/ I took an unknown piece of land/A g*ddamned flag/ Say I didn’t/ Muthaf**ka I’d die fo this/ I done my g*ddamned thang/I brought my folks into this summamab*tch.”More and more club beats are comin’ from artists such as Ying Yang Twins with classic hits like “Whistle While You Twurk,” and more recent hits such as “Say I Yi Yi” and “Get Low” featuring Lil Jon and the Eastside Boys. Pastor Troy and his clique, the Dirty South Georgia Boyz (DSGB) continue to hold down Georgia. While Luda has always been a big artist.
Bonecrusher, Killer Mike, Outkast, Archie Eversole, Bubba Sparxxx, Haystack, Dirty, Lil Flip, Miracle, Nappy Roots, Three 6 Mafia, 504 Boyz, Field Mob, Scarface, Trina, Trick Daddy, Shawnna, DTP, Petey Pablo, Slimm Cutta Calhoun, Goodie Mob, Cee-lo, even Nelly and the St. Lunatics, and Chingy have down south ties. The list could go on and on. Underground artists like The Arkansas Boyz, S.K., and many many more continue to put it down for the south. It seems to me that if they’re not on top now, the south will be. And, with my own addition, maybe one day I will even be an addition to the south’s deadly arsenal.
I have a kind of one sided opinion. But, I know that 50 Cent, Ja Rule, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, and many others are great artists. But, I just don’t see them comparing. The numbers of “Dirty South” rappers is growing daily. The dirty south rappers seem to hit closer to home with their lyrics. Dirty’s aren’t as much about flossin’ ice, and fast cars (don’t get me wrong, they rap about that too), but they seem to rap about the living conditions of what literally millions could relate to. These rappers seem to be more like your next door neighbor making it big, instead of a pompous New Yorker who rides in limo’s all day.