There is no doubt that hip hop has migrated south to saturate itself with Atlanta's music scene. Truth be told: the world is sittin' in the trap, crunked out on ATL. However, when you travel east of the city and journey within the gritty wooded landscape, you'll find rap duo Da Backwudz.
40 Cal. is a rapper from Harlem, age 25, born Calvin Byrd and is a part of the rap group The Diplomats. He is known for his battle and freestyle abilities and gained attention from the battle show Fight Klub. 40 has named himself "Mr. Rewind That" as a moniker reflecting his abilities to spit metaphors that have hip-hop heads rewinding to catch the reference.
Blak Jak is a rapper with a self-professed "gambling" mentality. The 23-year-old Decatur, Georgia rapper says he earned his moniker when he was in high school, and maintains that he has lived up to it ever since.
The southern rap duo which consists of Ali of the St. Lunatics, and Gipp of Goodie Mob. They first appeared together on the single Grillz, by Nelly and Paul Wall. Their only release is the album "Kinfolks"
born Sar'd Nasir, Philadelphia's hardcore rapper Gillie da Kid was first thrown into the national spotlight in 2006 from a controversy with Cash Money Records and its star rapper, Lil Wayne, when he claimed to have ghostwritten for some of the label's artists, particularly Wayne.
With Humble beginings Big Tuck grew up on the mean streets of South Dallas, Texas. Big Tuck is one of the six members of DSR The Dirty South Rydaz DSR has sold over 350,000 cd's without a major deal all independently.
Texas, we have problem. For far too long, hip-hop has overlooked Dallas, dismissing the southern city as nothing more than the home of an infamous football team and more than a few dysfunctional oil tycoons like J.R. Ewing. But native son Tony “Tum Tum” Richardson has a solution.