Who runs it!
Memphis rap has been on the up and up for the past several years. Veteran groups like 8 Ball and MJG and Three Six Mafia carved lanes for young rappers in the city of Memphis to prosper and make noise. We’ve seen several notable acts have moderate to even overwhelming success. Young Buck emerged in the early 2000’s as a primetime threat, while Yo Gotti has watched his career take off because of his string of hits. We now raise the questions of who is the real King of Memphis?
Young Buck Inks a Deal With G-Unit
This was when Young Buck’s career really took off. He signed a deal with G-Unit to become the group’s Southern staple, and watched his stock increase after their album release of Beg For Mercy. Let’s just say he did more than deliver on his end for that project.
Yo Gotti Kills The Independent Scene
In the early 2000’s, Gotti made noise on the independent scene in Memphis by dropping four albums within a six year span. In 2009, he earned his first big hit with “5 Star”, which later received the remix treatment and featured the likes of Nicki Minaj, Gucci Mane, and Trina.
Young Buck’s First Album Straight Outta Cashville Goes Platinum
With a slew of singles including “Shawty Wanna Ride”, “Let Me In”, and “Stomp”, Buck earned himself a platinum plaque for selling well over 3 million records worldwide.