Los Angeles’s hip hop history is rich, and the city counts numerous big-name rappers among its residents. Kanye West lives in Hidden Hills, as does Drake. Dr. Dre lives in Brentwood, Ice Cube just bought in Marina del Rey, and Jay Z rents in various fancy neighborhoods but doesn’t seem to be able to buy anywhere. So how is it that a recent Trulia survey found that LA is only the third most-rapped about city in the nation?
To come to this shocking conclusion, Trulia partnered with lyrics licensing company LyricFind to “highlight” the most frequently rapped-about cities in the country. (This is happening “As part of Trulia’s recent partnership with MC Hammer,” which is a real thing.)
Understandably, New York City was the number one city rappers mention in their songs. (Brooklyn and Queens were number six and eight on the list, respectively.) In the number two spot was Atlanta, which gave us Outkast, Ludacris, and a slew of other prolific rappers. If we had to come in third, at least these are the two cities ahead of us.