Rappers From the 5 Most Dangerous Cities in America

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They get real street cred.

I was born, raised and still live in New Orleans; And it was, at one point, considered to be one of the most. dangerous cities in America. Though there may still be some truth to that, my city has nothing on the cities of rappers who grew up there. Most rappers come from the hood. From the grimiest and most violent parts of the ghetto. The birth of hip-hop happened in New York. And while parts of NY are super dangerous, we are shedding light on America’s top five most dangerous cities.

Big Sean at LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 16: Rapper Big Sean performs during Rock in Rio USA at the MGM Resorts Festival Grounds on May 16, 2015

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Here are the most dangerous cities hip-hop greats represent