When Hip Hop broke out it it was the East, then it went to the West. That was when the NWA's, Spice 1, Mc Eiht, Warren G and the Deathrow people were in charge.
The South were hardly getting a look-in. Only peeps like Geto Boys were getting reviews.
Now, shesss itz the south all d way.
Just look at the music charts, itz Young Jezzy,TI, Luda, Lil Wayne, Mike Jones, Yung Joc, Rich Boi and so many others filling our ear drums
Personally, I credit the South for taking Hip Hop to the mainstream, with the bubble-gum rhymes and funny dance routines (of course there are exceptions). Removing the sour taste all the east/west beef left.
Is the South preserving the Hip Hop essence people?
Like Esco said "Hip Hop is dead!