Method Man & Jermaine Dupri, 1998 HOw can i be down? music conference (Miami, Fl) PHOTO BY j lash
As the most recognizable member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Method Man helped make East Coast Hip Hop relevant again when he hit the scene in late 1993. It became apparent that he was also the most commercially viable and versatile member of the crew, gaining acceptance on all coasts. On the other end, Jermaine Dupri helped make Atlanta the music mecca that it is today, although some in the city felt that he didn’t do enough to help local Hip Hop artists get put on, instead opting to work with rappers from other cities. This picture captures two figures who show that Hip Hop shouldn’t be about where you’re from, or where you’re at, but how you come.
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