Rocko “Poet” EP Mixtape Review

Atlanta Rapper Rocko

Rocko is one of the most compelling characters in the hip-hop game. If you follow Rocko on Instagram, you know the Atlanta artist wears many hats. Rocko is a successful record label executive, ambitious entrepreneur, loving father, and poet. Wait, did we just say Poet?

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10 Ludacris Songs That Will Never Stop Being Awesome

Ludacris

Ludacris is an Atlanta rap legend, but it seems like some hip-hop fans forgot. In recent years Ludacris – real name Chris Bridges — has been spending more time acting, hosting, and promoting his Soul headphones line.

Here at ATLRap, we celebrate Atlanta rappers. And what worries us is that younger rap fans don’t realize the depth of Ludacris’ catalogue. Luda has hits for days. There’s no doubt that younger rap fans are familiar with Ludacris’ more recent hits like “How Low” and “One More Drink”, but we want to focus on the Ludacris songs that have stood the test of time.

So here’s what we did: Our team of rap tastemakers and curators got together and compiled 7 Ludacris songs that we think are still awesome. We made a conscious effort to NOT includes songs where Ludacris is the featured guest; that might be a separate post in the future. For now, though, sit back, relax, and enjoy the sounds of the Atlanta artist we know as Ludacris.
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T.I.’s Fight With Floyd Mayweather Was Good For Business

TI Floyd Mayweather Fight

T.I.’s Fight with Flloyd Mayweather Boosts Album Sales?

It’s been 71 weeks since T.I.’s Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head album was released, but sales are up 6% this week. To date, the Atlanta rapper’s Trouble Man album has sold 524,623 copies. T.I.‘s fight with Floyd Mayweather — which has been one of the most talked-about news stories this week — looks like it was good for business. Check back this time next week to see if the increased (negative) publicity has positive results on T.I.’s album sales.

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2 Chainz Verbally Assaults Funkmaster Flex During NYC Performance

2 Chainz Funkmaster Flex Diss

2 Chainz took time out of his New York City performance to diss Hot 97 DJ and On-Air Personality Funkmaster Flex

This is ridiculously short-sighted on 2 Chainz’ part. First of all, no one saw Funkmaster Flex say 2 Chainz freestyle was wack. It’s not like Flex was on Sportscenter. He was on ESPN 2. Second of all, dissing influencial deejays is one of the dumbest moves a rapper can make. You would think 2 Chainz would know better considering he’s a veteran of the rap business, but hey, nothing surprises me these days.

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Album Review: Future’s Debut “Pluto” Sets Stage for “Honest” Sophomore Release

Future Pluto Album Review

With Future’s new album “Honest” in stores now, we wanted to bring back our analysis of “Pluto” to provide some context.

Album Review: Future – Pluto

This week, Atlanta’s own Future released his debut album Pluto via Epic Records.

Can Future’s album take his career to the moon, or will he be another disposable rapper who eventually goes with the wind?
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The 13 Biggest Atlanta Rap Mixtapes of 2013

In addition to dominating the Billboard charts, Atlanta rappers were responsible for some of the biggest rap mixtapes of 2013. Here at ATLRap, we narrowed down some of the most popular rap mixtapes of the year and ordered them by their release date. Our hope is that this list illustrates the impact Atlanta rappers made on hip-hop in 2013.
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