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HipHopDX's Mike Trampe details America's most dangerous cities, and the rappers from there that you should get to know.

Some of America's most dangerous cities also breed some of the illest rappers.

Storytelling has been part of Hip Hop culture since Hip Hop emerged in the '70s. Emcees would paint a picture with their lyrics and take you on a ride through their neighborhoods. Unfortunately, the majority of successful rappers also come from some of the roughest cities America has to offer.

We took a look at 16 of the largest cities and based our list on the number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Violent crimes include murder, forcible rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault.

Our focus was on the larger cities that had numerous artists to represent them. You will notice a few that only have 1 or 2 notable rappers, but the majority have a handful of talented rappers. All notable rappers are listed and we highlighted each city with our favorite up and comers (or vets).

City: Flint, Michigan

Rapper: Jon Connor

Chances Of Becoming A Victim: 1 in 36

Other Notable Rappers: MC Breed, The Dayton Family, Dizzy Wright (Born in Flint, Lives in Vegas)

City: Camden, NJ

Rapper: Apollo The Great

Chances Of Becoming A Victim: 1 in 39

Other Notable Rappers: Big Lou

City: Detroit, Michigan

Rapper: Elzhi

Chances Of Becoming A Victim: 1 in 47

Other Notable Rappers: Trick Trick, Eminem, Royce Da 5(TM)9, Elzhi, D12, Danny Brown, Obie Trice, Black Milk, King Gordy, Guilty Simpson

City: Oakland, California

Rapper: Mistah F.A.B.

Chances Of Becoming A Victim: 1 in 50

Other Notable Rappers: Mac Dre, Richie Rich, Dru Down, Too Short, Del The Funky Homosapien, Keak da Sneak,Yukmouth


City: St. Louis, Missouri

Rapper: Stevie Stone

Chances Of Becoming A Victim: 1 in 56

Other Notable Rappers: Chingy, J-Kwon, Murphy Lee, Nelly, Domino, Prince EA.

City: Memphis, Tennessee

Rapper: Yo Gotti

Chances Of Becoming A Victim: 1 in 57

Other Notable Rappers: Juicy J, Project Pat, 8Ball & MJG, Gangsta Boo, DJ Paul, Lil Wyte, Lord Infamous, Al Kapone.

City: Atlanta, Georgia

Rapper: Rich Homie Quan

Chances Of Becoming A Victim: 1 in 70

Other Notable Rappers: Gucci Mane, T.I., Future, Young Jeezy, Young Thug, Big Boi, Lil(TM) Scrappy, Jermaine Dupri, Killer Mike, Ludacris, Shawty Lo, Yung Joc, Gorilla Zoe, OJ da Juiceman, Bone Crusher, Pastor Troy

City: Baltimore, Maryland

Rapper: King Los

Chances Of Becoming A Victim: 1 in 71

City: Cleveland, Ohio

Rapper: King Chip

Chances Of Becoming A Victim: 1 in 72

Other Notable Rappers: Bone Thugs-n-harmony, Machine Gun Kelly, Charles Hamilton, Ray Cash

City: Miami, Florida

Rapper: Gunplay

Chances Of Becoming A Victim: 1 in 85

Other Notable Rappers: Trick Daddy, Rick Ross, Trina, Luke, Jacki-O, Ace Hood, Flo Rida, Brisco JT Money

City: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rapper: AR-AB

Chances Of Becoming A Victim: 1 in 86

Other Notable Rappers: Gillie Da Kid, Cassidy, Freeway, Young Chris, Beanie Sigel, The Roots, Meek Mill, Will Smith, Eve, Schoolly D, Lady B, Charli Baltimore, Cool C, Vinnie Paz, Bahamadia

City: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Rapper: Kevin Gates

Chances Of Becoming A Victim: 1 in 91

Other Notable Rappers: Lil Boosie, Webbie, C-Loc, Foxx

City: Chicago, Illinois

Rapper: G Count

Chances Of Becoming A Victim: 1 in 99

Other Notable Rappers: Common, Kanye West, Lil Durk, Chief Keef, Lupe Fiasco, Lil Reese, Rhymefest, Yung Berg, Crucial Conflict, Chance The Rapper, Twista, Rockie Fresh

City: Houston, Texas

Rapper: Z-Ro

Chances Of Becoming A Victim: 1 in 100

Other Notable Rappers: Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Mike Jones, Lil Flip, Willie D, Scarface, Kirko Bangz, Trae The Truth.

City: Gary, Indiana

Rapper: Freddie Gibbs

Chances Of Becoming A Victim: 1 in 110

City: Harlem, New York

Rapper: A$AP Ferg

Chances Of Becoming A Victim: 1 in 110

Other Notable Rappers: Cam(TM)ron, A$AP Rocky, Vado, Jae Millz, Big L, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, J.R. Writer, G. Dep, Loon, Kurtis Blow, Freekey Zekey.


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