“He’s The Epitome Of [Our City's] Hustle, He’s Gained A Lot Of Momentum For Himself”
Hot Spot No. 11
With 2014 finally here and in full effect, SOHH’s reached out to the biggest regional deejays throughout the nation to name the Top 14 Most Surprising Hip-Hop Hot Spots. Today, DJ Big Sue shows love to the Memphis, Tennessee hip-hop scene.
Like many cities, the hip-hop scene in Memphis is heavily influenced by music created here and listened to by earlier generations. What makes Memphis’ hip-hop scene so special is our musical heritage. We’re home to landmarks like Stax Records, Beale Street and Sun studios, so a lot of the hip-hop music in Memphis is still very connected to the ‘old school’.
If you’re looking for a place to party, there’s something for everyone nearly every night of the week, Classic Soulz, Flirt, Silver Spoon and K-2, along with many other events like Social Therapy that travel from venue to venue quarterly.
When it comes to restaurants in Memphis, go locally owned and you can’t miss. We’re known worldwide for our BBQ and the two spots you have to hit for a rib tip plate are Cozy Corner and A&R. Next to BBQ, we probably consume more hot wings than any other city on the planet and hands down Ching’s is the spot.
Honestly, it’s a really interesting time for Memphis artists, in recent years there have been quite a few to develop a strong fan base, establish a buzz and create a good situation for themselves like Don Trip and Starlito (Nashville) and Snootie Wild from Yo Gotti’s CMG camp (‘Yayo’ is everywhere!)