- Joshua Sharpe The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Y’all probably ought to know by now.
DeKalb is to rap as hoecakes and greens are to the South.
The county gets shouts like Killer Mike and El-P run the jewels.
South DeKalb Mall, Lithonia and Candler Road: pick one or two.
Might be Donald Glover, Gucci Mane or — ay, remember Bone Crusher?
They came through, wrote it down and spit one time or another.
Cobb, Gwinnett, Clayton and even ATL could be mad.
But here’s a list of times you come up, DeKalb:
Song: “Elevators (Me and You)”
Now everyday we looked up at the ceiling
Watching ceiling fans go 'round, tryna catch that feeling
Off instrumentals, had my pencil and plus my paper
We caught the 86, Lithonia headed to Decatur
Song: “In the Air”
Lexus coupe, bubble eye, I was paying 24
Transaction at the car wash 'cross from the store
That was off of Candler Road, dirty South DeKalb Mall
Back when me and shawty hit up tees and had a (expletive) ball
Song: “Off the Leash”
Artist: Gucci Mane
Whoop whoop, dope dancing like Chris Breezy
Whoop whoop, hiding, that’s DeKalb County Police
Song: “Eat Your Vegetables”
Artist: Childish Gambino
DeKalb County, where you at?
If you with me, holla back
ATL done got them here
Bankhead Row turned Hollowell
Song: “F.I.L.A. (Forever I Love Atlanta)”
Artist: Lil Scrappy
Man, South Dekalb Mall be the crunkest (expletive)
Or you can roll through Buckhead and go fall on a (expletive)
I'm a giant (expletive) playa, I'll stomp on a hater
I'mma pop this (expletive) off from Zone 3 to Decatur
Song: “Str8”Artist: Rich Homie Quan
Sometimes it feels like they don't even care about me
I was vulnerable and lonely the whole 15 months I was in DeKalb County
All blue Cutlass, call it Carolina I ain't talkin' no (?), you need a pacifier
Song: “2 Sides”Artist: Killer Mike
Up shopping in South DeKalb South DeKalb with a fine young (?)
Or Candler Road, Red Lobster crackin’ With my east-side mobster faction