February 19, 2002
8:32 AM Subscribe
Has anyone noticed the lack of hip-hop stars from flyover-country? There seem to be thriving scenes in Gary, Indiana
, and other cities. (Oddly, there's a dearth of info on Chicago.)
Aside from a couple of well-known white rappers from the Motor City
, the Geography of Hip-Hop
remains fixated on NYC and LA and to a lesser extent, Miami and Atlanta.
Now there's plenty of urban life going on between the coasts, and I can't believe it's because there's no talent in the breadbasket country. So is it record company stupidity, bad promotion, what?
posted by jonmc (17 comments total)