The Rap Map

Magnolia Projects

From “Exhibit C” by Jay Electronica

Lyrics

"You either build or destroy. Where you come from?"
- "The Magnolia projects in the 3rd ward slum"

About

The Magnolia Projects (officially known as the C.J. Peete Projects) were the most violent projects in all of New Orleans, more violent even than the notoriously dangerous Calliope Projects. These now-demolished low-rise projects, the boyhood home of Jay Electronica and other rappers such as Juvenile (who affectionately referred to his home as the ‘nolia), had more violent crime than some small cities. Take that, Gloucester, MA!