“Ride Wit Me” by T.I.
Most Atlanta line: “This well-known flow, man I got this shit from Simpson Road / Adamsville, Bowen Homes, Center Hill to Zone 4…”
T.I.’s Bankhead credentials were once questioned by D4L founder Shawty Lo, who once said Bankhead must have “two sides” if T.I. was from the same Bankhead neighborhood where he grew up, suggesting that he’d never seen him in the streets. Fast-forward to today, and many people who laughed then probably wouldn’t recognize Shawty Lo if they saw him at Lenox Mall, and T.I. is still one of Atlanta’s most popular rappers of all time.
“My Boo” by Ghost Town DJ's
Most Atlanta line: “These feelings I have for you / can go deeper if you can come / correct with your game boy (no, no) / No you can't be lame boy!”
Atlanta is not specifically mentioned in this song, but nobody can dispute the ATL-ness of this massively popular and regularly covered fast-tempo bass hit. Also, the word “lame” is the standard Atlanta term for “wack.” If you didn’t already know that, you’re lame as hell!
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Mike Jordan is not from ATL, but was Thrillist ATL’s founding editor, interned at So So Def Recordings and Hot 97.5 in the ‘90s, and also worked at LaFace Records in the ‘90s. If you’re mad that Kilo, Raheem, MC Shy D and others aren’t mentioned, complain to @michaelbjordan.