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City Sounds 11/30: Atlanta by krkuchta

Usher and T.I.

Coming off of Thanksgiving weekend, City Sounds and WERW travel to Hotlanta for some southern hospitality.

Atlanta, GA was and still is a hot spot in rap and hip hop music, stealing the spotlight in the late 90’s from other cities like New York City and Los Angeles.  Artists like OutKast and Goodie Mob were key players in the Dirty South movement, and they pretty much ignited the fire that would turn into a cultural phenomenon.  T.I. and Ludacris followed the path laid before them, while some artists even paved their own routes.  Hip Hop genres such as Snap and Crunk got their starts in Atlanta with rappers like Lil’ Jon and Pastor Troy.

As always, City Sounds will check out some of the other artists who call Atlanta home as well.  From Gladys Knight & the Pips to Black Lips, there is all kinds of music in the city too busy to hate.  Tune in Monday night from 11pm-1am on WERW.

–Kyle Kuchta

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