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Trent Fitzgerald is a New Jersey-based freelance writer who is obsessed with hip-hop and pop culture. Currently, he's a music writer for Townsquare Media properties. When he's not writing about your favorite rapper, he's copping sneakers and blogging on his personal rap blog, BeatsandRants.com. He also goes tumbling at beatsnrants.tumblr.com. When it's all said and done, he strives for good music and journalism excellence. Follow him on twitter @BeatsandRants.

Top 10 Brooklyn Songs

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Brooklyn, N.Y., has played a huge part in the development of hip-hop, which is probably why there are so many "Brooklyn songs" in existence. Artists such as Jay-ZLil Kim, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), Foxy Brown, Beastie Boys and the late Notorious B.I.G., among many others, have put their beloved hometown on the rap map.

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10 R&B + Hip-Hop Artists Who Hail From Atlanta

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What do you know about the Dirty South? The city of Atlanta has been the hotbed for musical talent since the early '90s. If you sing, rap or produce music, the ATL is the place to go to develop your craft.

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Monica – R&B + Hip-Hop Artists From Atlanta

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Georgia native Monica grew up before our eyes, and has established herself as one of the most soulful songbirds in R&B. In 1995, at the tender age of 13, she dropped her debut LP, 'Miss Thing,' and has enjoyed a fruitful recording career ever since.

Born and raised in College Park, Ga., Monica h

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