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Georgians dominating country, hip-hop charts


Georgians are prevalent on two very different radio charts: country and hip hop.

Seven of the top 15 acts on the country radio charts have Georgia ties while eight of the top 20 hip-hop songs also have local ties, according to Mediabase 24/7.

Here’s the list of country acts:

2. Luke Bryan “Rain is a Good Thiing”
5. Jason Aldean “Crazy Town.”
7. Zac Brown Band “Free”
11. Lady Antebellum “Our Kind of Love”
12. Jaron & the Long Road to Love “Pray For You”
14. Billy Currington “Pretty Good at Drinking Beer”
15. Little Big Town “Little White Church”

And here are the R&B/hip-hop acts:

2. Usher “OMG”
3. Usher “There Goes My Baby”
5. Ciara “Ride” (w/ Ludacris)
7. Ludacris “Sex Room”
11. Soulja Boy “Pretty Boy Swag”
17. Monica “Love All Over Me” (top left)
19. The-Dream “Make Up Bag”
20. Kanye West “Power”

60 comments Add your comment


July 13th, 2010
8:52 am

NY still built the Rap Game, recognize….
GA, you can have the Country music.


July 13th, 2010
8:55 am

To BigBoomNY: New York created the rap game, but we took it. Wake up homeBWOI!!! This aint the 70’s!!! ATL RUN THIS!!!


July 13th, 2010
9:05 am

If you built it, but no longer run it. What does that say about you??


July 13th, 2010
9:18 am

Every black man in Atlanta is a rapper or a producer.


July 13th, 2010
9:37 am

Shathead, Chill – Ya’ll took it were, to the dumps that it is now… Think about it,if we didnt create it, you would have nothing to say you took in the first place.


July 13th, 2010
9:39 am

What is the tie for Little Big Town? I know all of the others. Insight is appreciated.

Rancid Meat

July 13th, 2010
9:41 am

NY, what’s this “WE” stuff? Got a mouse in yo’ pocket?

Duluth, GA

July 13th, 2010
9:44 am

BigBoomNY…………who cares? You NYers can’t stand to be number 2, but as of today you are number 2 in hip hop. Just take it like a man and stop the hate!


July 13th, 2010
9:48 am

its funny how ATL tryin to claim but Kanye West is a product of Chicago..He was born here but grew up in the Chi..Luda was born in Illinois but grew up in Atlanta.. this reminds me ofhow the rap game have people claim atlanta to get signed or how some claim atlanta thats not from da A..LMAO..too hard to say who’s from atlanta because people from here are trying to claim a southerner I like NY rap cause its real rap/hip-hop not that music here that all sound alik

The Dogfather

July 13th, 2010
9:51 am

Rap was created by The Godfather of Soul James Brown-He was from AUGUSTA,GA.Nice try small boom but new york also invented ignorance.

KC in Smyrna

July 13th, 2010
9:51 am

Quintavius, You are wrong. I’m a black man and not involved with music. Stop making dumb statements.

Rodney Ho

July 13th, 2010
9:53 am

Two of the Little Big Town members have lived in Georgia: Lassiter High School grad Karen Fairchild and Cornelia, Ga. native Kimberly Roads.


July 13th, 2010
10:02 am

Brett – LBT’s Kimberly Roads’ brother attends, he may have already graduated, from UGA!!

The Truth

July 13th, 2010
10:05 am

Isn’t it interesting how everyone in the “Rap Game” and “Country Business” are half retarded and the “ATL” is claiming all of them. I’m from Atlanta and wish to completely disassociate myself from this corrupt music industry all together. I’m moving to Austin, TX and taking my wide-framed glasses, vintage T-shirts, and skinny jeans with me. :)


July 13th, 2010
10:08 am

Ppl still listen to mainstream music? Nobody I know has bought Hip Hop Country or RnB in years..we’re all listening to stuff from Overseas…American music particularly country and Hip Hop is sooooooooo over…somebody shouldve told you guys….its was over 10 years ago….maybe you guys can have a Juneteenth or something


July 13th, 2010
10:15 am

Kudos to all those artists, but I dont see where Kanye West fits in? Thought he was from Chicago. PLEASE dont let Atlanta claim him!!!

Rodney Ho

July 13th, 2010
10:18 am

Kanye is a stretch, true. He was born here but grew up in Chicago.


July 13th, 2010
10:20 am

Its just they said Justin Beimber was from Atlanta but his from Canada but he did move here because of Usher.


July 13th, 2010
10:24 am

Us natives, do not use the term “ATL” nor “Hotlanta” we just say Atlanta. You can attribute raps roots to southern music like, James Brown, B.B. King etc. and if you want to go even deeper, before your families moved up North they all had their roots in the South. So in essence, even what New York did in its heyday was originated in the South.

I rest my case. LOL

Big Jim

July 13th, 2010
10:30 am

NY is the mother of hip-hop/rap music!

ATL simply allowed the “Buckwheat” aspect
to flourish there. If people didn’t know that
eventually we would go from goodie mob
and outkast to soulja boy(?),jeezy,t.i,etc,
then you were stupid. I’ve been nearly killed
several times in ATL, for “crap” music.

This shift from positive lyrics from intelligent
young folks to gutter,cotton field talking/walking/acting
young ones that WHITE PEOPLE LOVE!!! There was a
time when rap spoke TO blacks,now it talks to everyone
about blacks.

Rap music tells where the dope is sold,the slang for law
enforcement to listen for,the way to communicate with fast
teen girls. People are closer to performers than their own
families.What ever happened to education?! Not as popular as
being a rapper! The opposite of original rap.

Not to mention the proliferation of unwed teen mothers
and the indoctrination of black males into the American
penal system.

No one seems to care to make the connection because
Blacks are too thin skinned. We spend too much time
trying to look up to “successful” brothers, no matter how
they got it. From James Evans to master p! From Benson
DuBois to little kid wayne! From George Jefferson to t.i.!

Rap music has single handedly done what no supremicist
group or hate group has been able to, cause the Black race
to look the other way while so many of us are sent off to be
enslaved! Shaka Zulu did the same thing when he gave away POWs
to the europeans, which didn’t hurt the slave trade!

Because of the status labels, we accept “step-n-fetch it” soulja-boy
sambo tell em. Why?


July 13th, 2010
10:32 am

The Dogfather is correct. James Brown was the first rapper ever, they just didn’t know what to call it rapping back then. My father said the same exact thing. The south is the birthplace of music. Just admi itt. Country Music Appalachian, Rock n Roll invented in Memphis, Soul R&B, Blues, Jazz, and Gospel music, well everybody had a hand in Gospel music. Once music reach up North, they just started making different variations. Go out West and listen to the West Coast rappers, that’s the most souful sounding rap you ever heard and they all sampled, soul r&b. Look at Elvis, the man did Rock, Country, Gospel. I wouldn’t be surprised if he rapped too. lol.


July 13th, 2010
10:33 am

@django. You’re kind of right. I’ve been listening to stuff from everywhere else but here and find it funny that it hits there first, then comes here later and is considered ‘revolutionary’. I wish more of our US artists and their labels/producers were willing to go ahead and put that creative foot forward first so that we are once again creating the sounds the world rocks to.

Just a thought.

Not A Big Deal

July 13th, 2010
10:37 am

“Ride” is a terrible song, the video is tacky and crude, and the girl cannot sing. Great for all the other artists listed.

Big Jim

July 13th, 2010
10:37 am

James Brown was from Aiken,SC.

The Truth is correct.

Country music is rap music for the crowd
that doesn’t associate with blacks. All fluff,
no substance. How come cowboys hats are still
being worn. How did you come from a city and
dress like a damn cowboy! I thought people that
wrestled doggies wore that sh!t. Why you shooting
a video at mansion dressed like a cowgirl? Why
buy this farce?

The Truth is a fellow dissapointed music fan.

Big Jim

July 13th, 2010
10:38 am

Sherman, west coast rappers sound like black cowboys.


July 13th, 2010
10:39 am

Thaks goodness for Georgia music! Zac Brown’s “Free” video is wonderful.


July 13th, 2010
10:40 am

After reading through all these threads I have to wonder if many people who posted here even graduated from high school. GET AN EDUCATION first and then come back and post. You read like a pack of illiterates.


July 13th, 2010
10:48 am

Chicken noodle sou with a coke on the side? Ghostface Killah and his hate for women? NY Raps penchant for violence? I would take a nice party song any day over that stuff

The Dogfather

July 13th, 2010
11:00 am

Big jim The Godfather was from Augusta . His last residence was in beech islannd,S.C. in Aiken county.He did most of his local business in Augusta. I had a conversation with him once and asked him who his influenced him he told me “Blind Willie McTell” who was from Thomson,Ga. He also told me of several occasions at graceland and told me about eating dinner with elvis and retireing to play the piano and give elvis tips on dance moves.


July 13th, 2010
11:07 am

i would like nothing more then rap to move from stupid as hell BS thug sh’t to something more positive. I’m just surprised no one with the means has taken it there yet. The biggest contribution you get from these rappers is a song or two with a positive meaning and then it’s right back to how hood or gangster they are. We should move on from arguing over who is stupider, poorer, more lazy, or has looser morals.


July 13th, 2010
11:17 am

not to sound arrogant or anything- but with hip-hop this has been commonplace for what- at LEAST a decade?

Much love to the country artists for their recent surge though! Good music is good music period- and I am glad to see our great state being represented well. Other than Soulja Boy, I’d claim the others. Kanye is a complete stretch though. lol.
Im sure if we looked at who produced the hip-hop tracks in current rotation, that list would grow exponentially. Beats are easy to come by in Atlanta with all of the great producers around here.

BTW- how is B.o.B. not on the list? I thought for sure either “nothing on you” or at the very least “airplanes” would be near the top. Oh well!


July 13th, 2010
11:18 am

@ OOP – I seriously suggest that you check out Decatur’s own B.o.B. (aka Bobby Ray)- he’s definitely in his own lane- and even has tracks that address the same contradictions that you point out.


July 13th, 2010
11:20 am

Man, it just takes the truth to start getting the Natives(ATL) heated…. I love it…

Real Hip Hop (Joel Mark'que) Self Made/Self Sufficient!

July 13th, 2010
11:24 am

Gucci Mane Souljah Boy, Waka Floca FLames, OJ Da Juice Man. The Future of Hip Hop. Gather them all up and put them on the Short Yellow Bus!Can you say Odarter? Thats Retardo backwards, because thats where they are taking the rap game. Real hip hop music will be back.. Youtube Joel Mark’que Real Hip Hop.


July 13th, 2010
11:25 am

Big Boi, Dre, Lupe, Wale are nice

Hey BigBoomNY, WockaFlocka is from New York, please take him back


July 13th, 2010
12:08 pm

Man I miss the golden era of hip hop!


July 13th, 2010
12:15 pm

Who gives a FUDGE?


July 13th, 2010
12:18 pm

BIG MOOM NY >>>Tell them how it is…ya’ll have the Yankees with tons of Championships…record for any professional franchise… also have the Yankees…record for biggest choke in sports history..for those who don’t know look into the 2004 ALCS :)

Big Jim

July 13th, 2010
12:20 pm

I’m related on my mother’s side to J Brown!
We’re Browns. Regardless of his experiences
along the border of SC/GA, he has his roots
here. GA claims everything! SC is the peach
capital of the world, not GA. Brook Benton
ain’t from GA, he’s from Chester or Camden,SC.

Ga stole it’s place as rap capital. Yes, rap music
is intended to dumb down the audience. But, there are
so many blacks that don’t care!

Samy loves Country

July 13th, 2010
12:23 pm

All of you people have contributed greatly to a little comedic relief today! LOL! Let’s all play nice and listen to some real music, like country!

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Big Jim

July 13th, 2010
12:33 pm

I can either listen to rap(BS) or country(BS).
Dufflebag boys/stanky legs/paying Godfather’s
for unbelievably overpriced auto accessories
or taters/pick-up trucks with my dog/god awful
belt buckles and COWBOY HATS!

Not much of a choice.


July 13th, 2010
12:36 pm

We don’t want Kanye. New York can keep him!


July 13th, 2010
12:44 pm

Ok lets see there is really only three in the south that can compete with NY’s overwhelming success in the rap game that is TI, Lil Wayne and Outcast as a group. I need anyone from the Ga area to compete with Jay Z as far as success or longevivity. Dont play yourself. The list goes on and on for days. Dont get me started on underground. Kanye is not a NY’r he is from Chicago.


July 13th, 2010
1:10 pm


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MC DirtTurd

July 13th, 2010
1:18 pm

Who knew that George Steinbrenner would outlive NYC’s relevancy in hip hop? RIP Boss


July 13th, 2010
1:36 pm

“Every black man in Atlanta is a rapper or a producer.”

Not so fast Quintavius, I know plenty that are Engineers, Attorneys, need I go on??? Everyone isn’t on that music scene stuff.


July 13th, 2010
1:37 pm

GawGa Boi stop it and everyone else on here. Hip Hop Started in NY and dominated for years and still does. The WestCoast, The South and Mid-West all have produced great rappers. This whole arguement is dumb especially when you have rappers doing music together – ie– Swaga like us.