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When Did Rappers Adopt The Airport Code 'ATL'?

Fri Apr 19, 2002 1:02 pm

Since when did rappers adopt the airport code 'ATL' for when they refer to Atlanta?


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RE: When Did Rappers Adopt The Airport Code 'ATL'?

Fri Apr 19, 2002 2:24 pm

I don't know, but when I was in Minnesota, my roomate was a guy from Miami and always reffered to it as MIA and didn't kno why nobody understood where he was talking about. Of course I knew and surprised the hell out of him.

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mls515
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RE: When Did Rappers Adopt The Airport Code 'ATL'?

Fri Apr 19, 2002 9:03 pm

Yea, here's one for MIA:

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RE: When Did Rappers Adopt The Airport Code 'ATL'?

Fri Apr 19, 2002 9:13 pm

Off the top of my head, the earilest song that mentions ATL that I can think of is "Hootie Hoo" by OutKast. Came out in 1994. Here are the lyrics:

So each one, teach one, I be claimin true/
To East Point and College Park and the things I used to do/
Around ATL, home of the pimps and the money makers/
Club niggaz, Magic City and them Southern playas/
 
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RE: When Did Rappers Adopt The Airport Code 'ATL'?

Sat Apr 20, 2002 3:25 am

ATL has been used to reference Atlanta for long before it started appearing in rap songs. Most notably it probably originated in referring to the ATL sports teams. You know ATL-anta. As Hartsfield mentioned, Outkast, being from the ATL probably were the first to rep the city in the rap game. With the increased exposure and popularity of Rap Music, "ATL" really caught on to referrence Atlanta.
 
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RE: When Did Rappers Adopt The Airport Code 'ATL'?

Sun Apr 21, 2002 10:17 am

ATL is also mentioed in some of 112s lyrics
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RE: When Did Rappers Adopt The Airport Code 'ATL'?

Sun Apr 21, 2002 1:32 pm

Bigggie used LAX in a song once...forgot which one.
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RE: When Did Rappers Adopt The Airport Code 'ATL'?

Sun Apr 21, 2002 2:07 pm

Flyguy1, would that be in 'Going Back To Cali' ?

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RE: When Did Rappers Adopt The Airport Code 'ATL'?

Sun Apr 21, 2002 3:53 pm

"ATL-iens" comes to mind.
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RE: When Did Rappers Adopt The Airport Code 'ATL'?

Mon Apr 22, 2002 1:44 am

Maybe DASA, I didnt know Biggie had a following down under.
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RE: When Did Rappers Adopt The Airport Code 'ATL'?

Mon Apr 22, 2002 1:46 am

I notice that no rappers ever mention Da R-O-C.  Smile
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RE: When Did Rappers Adopt The Airport Code 'ATL'?

Mon Apr 22, 2002 1:50 am

LHMark. Hopefully once I get signed and my budding rap career takes off, I can start reppin the R-O-C on a national level.  Big grin

Actually, in all fairness to Crapchester, it has gotten play from rappers nd NYC's best D.J.'s. Perhaps the best song is Boogie Down Productions "Superhoe" where KRS raps "Up in Rochester on DKX, WDKX, now DK-Sex..."

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