You Are Herre: A Guide To Dirty South Rap

When Atlanta’s OutKast got into the rap game in 1992, the scene was dominated by West Coast players like Dr. Dre and Snoop, while New York crew the Wu-Tang Clan were staging a campaign to yank hip-hop’s center back East. But OutKast, along with Southern pioneers like Master P and Eightball & MJG, have since inspired countless MCs to drop drawl-drenched verses. Today, rhymers, DJs, and producers come from every corner of the Dirty South, as this all-star map attests.

Originally posted September 19 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT

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