In recent weeks, Mount Rushmore graphics for specific sections of hip hop have been the subjects of a lot of debate online. The latest example is a graphic for Atlanta hip hop, which has made a lot of fans pretty heated.
Yesterday (June 10), the official Twitter account for My Mixtapez posted a Mount Rushmore graphic that included Jeezy, Future, Rich Homie Quan and Lil Baby. It didn’t take long for fans to weigh in, and it wasn’t pretty.
While some Twitter users simply tweeted out plain denials of the graphic, many also pointed out artists they thought should have been included. OutKast, Young Thug, Gucci Mane, Ludacris and T.I. are among the Atlanta rap luminaries that continually popped up.
“No OutKast, no Thug, no Gucci? Go to hell,” wrote one Twitter user. “No T.I. or OutKast 🤡,” wrote another.
While a lot of fans are upset with the graphic, it’s important to note that Atlanta is one of the most culturally rich spots in all of hip hop, so there are a lot of legends that helped make the city’s rap scene what it is today. With that in mind, it’s unlikely that everyone would ever be happy with a particular Mount Rushmore, because there are multiple generations of hip hop that have done work for the A, with everyone from Jermaine Dupri to Future to Migos to Lil Baby and many more all making the city proud.
This isn’t the first time a rap Mount Rushmore graphic has led to big online discussions. Back in May, the Twitter account for Spotify’s Rap Caviar posted a Mount Rushmore graphic for the most important rappers of the 2010s. At the time, their graphic included Drake, J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar, leaving one spot open for fans to decide for themselves. Within hours people began debating the graphic, with many saying that Nicki Minaj should be on it. Nicki herself supported the notion as well. Weeks later, Rap Caviar revealed that she had been voted onto the graphic.
See some reactions to the Atlanta Mount Rushmore graphic for yourself below.