Since hip-hop first got its start in 1973, two cities were the main players in driving its style and sound.
On the East Coast there was New York, and on the West Coast there was L.A.
Atlanta is now home to many of hip-hop’s current and former stars, making it the “third coast” in A3C’s “All Three Coasts” moniker.
As the East Coast-West Coast rivalry came to a head in 1995, a duo from Atlanta named OutKast managed to win Best New Rap Group at the Source Awards.
While the New York-heavy crowd booed, Andre 3000 grabbed the award and took the audience to task.