I know the East Coast is like the founder of hip hop and all, and deservedly so that all the best rappers are from there..but with that much proximity the south shouldn't be garbaging it up as much as it is.
Just from the greatest city in the world, sort of, Brooklyn, you have the likes of
Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Biggie, Busta Rhymes, Wu-Tang/Rza, Lil Kim, MC Lyte, Jay Z, Fabulous, Foxy Brown, Joell Ortiz etc etc.
Not to mention the other parts of New York and East Coast... Will Smith, Cassidy, 50 cent, Nas, LL Cool J, Mase, Run DMC,
While the south has T.I., Lil Wayne,Yung Joc, Mike Jones, nelly, Birdman, Lil Boosie Ludacris, Trick Daddy, Soulja Boy (yes he needs to be mentioned), Rick Ross..... Well the south does have Academy Award winning Three 6 Mafia.
It's safe to say that the South was the downfall of hip hop/rap when you are relying on a guy like 2Chainz to carry the torch.