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Because repping our city is a rite of passage


To become a cultural ambassador in Atlanta, one only needs a mic and a mixtape. In fact, there'd be no "ATL" without the city's hip-hop scene. Ever since OutKast turned Hartsfield's three-letter airport code into a verbal boast back in 1994, damn near every rapper from the A has followed suit. But the unofficial city anthem has to be Jermaine Dupri and Ludacris' "Welcome to Atlanta."

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