songs about atlanta: welcome to atlanta


it’s like a bag of cheetos or a big, meaty burger from the vortex. no matter how bad you know it is for you, no matter how fattening, you just can’t help digging in.

that’s welcome to atlanta, atlanta’s rap anthem.

if anything could ever serve as a testament to the atl’s arrival as a hip-hop captial it’s jermane durpree howling “welcome to atlanta, where the players play.” before i live in atlanta, when i used to fly through here on delta and the flight attendant would announce, “welcome to atlanta,” when the plane landed this song would always pop into my head.

it’s also how my cousins in south carolina learned about old national highway. and as for me, well , i make my own rules, b&!t*h, call me the mayor.

and let’s not forget ludacris beling out one of my favorite lines in all of hip hop – “i’m big paper like pancakes, stacking ’em up,”

love it.

i’ll see you guys on my way to the dec to hit jazzy t’s…..

3 Comments so far

  1. bking on April 8th, 2009 @ 9:40 am

    I cannot stand Jermaine Dupree. I think he is a joke, his songs suck (both his and the ones he produces), he’s annoying, and he is arrogant. Atlanta deserves a much better anthem than this song.

  2. james hervey (jeherv) on April 8th, 2009 @ 10:00 am


  3. jamsmooth on April 8th, 2009 @ 10:49 am

    That video is hilarious. I like that they included the diverse elements of Atlanta even though the song is very urban.

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