I have to say growing up I honestly thought Ghetto boys, Scarface and Spice 1 were from Cali! reason being they worked alot with the west coast MCs and had that west coast vibe.
Back in the days there was that whole east vs west feud going on.
The east had their "sound" and the west had theirs.
The south was like non existent till more artists started coming out.
The only way I knew goodie mobb & outkast were from the south is that they kept bigging it up (and wearing braves or hawks gear). Then technology got better and eventually found out who was from where.
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