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-Z, Lil 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.
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.
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