The rise in popularity of Southern and Midwestern hip-hop has given otherwise overlooked American cities a voice. For example, the multitalented Big K.R.I.T. was raised in Meridian, Mississippi. Yelawolf, meanwhile, hails from Gadsden, Alabama. But rappers aren't particularly thick on the ground in Bowling Green. Indeed, the tiny Kentucky town is home to little other than a Chevy manufacturing plant and water tower. Who could have guessed that the platinum-selling ensemble Nappy Roots found its creative footing in this most unlikely of places? On early albums,... More >>>