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DJ COTTON HERE MIX: Best Of Project Pat Pt. 1

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[COTTON THOUGHT PROCESS] “Explaining The South’s Love/Hate Relationship With New York Hip-Hop” Pt. 1

I absolutely hated this portrayal in Belly, but it is a good example of how many New Yorkers saw "outsiders."
I absolutely hated this portrayal in Belly, but it is a good example of how many New Yorkers saw “outsiders.”

With Trinidad James’ recent outburst in New York City and Troy Ave’s response, the spotlight is again on the South’s place in hip-hop.  I decided to kinda breakdown the roots on the South’s weird relationship with New York hip-hop.

 “I thought that they ain’t gonna hear me in Memphis/ It was like a time they looked over Tennessee and didn’t think hip-hop was in us.” – MJG (“Paid Dues”)

Almost every 70’s & 80’s Baby born in the South that was a hip-hop fan secretly wanted to be from New York.  I mean who didn’t imagine that they could rep when Biggie yelled “is Brooklyn in the house?” at every awards show? Or wish they could throw their hands up when you heard  Mase say “Harlem World” on a record?  That was some of the coolest stuff ever to an 1984 baby like myself and it was just a dream to think I’d someday see someone from Tennessee or anywhere else in the South get to represent and spread that love on a nationwide platform. Continue reading [COTTON THOUGHT PROCESS] “Explaining The South’s Love/Hate Relationship With New York Hip-Hop” Pt. 1