The Rap Map

Southside of Chicago

From “Hell Yeah” by Dead Prez (Ft. Jay Z)

Lyrics

Let's ride, steppin' outside like warriors
Head to the notorious Southside

About

The Southside is the roughest part of Chicago, home to a host of gangs and the site of much of the violence and drug dealing in the city. It’s also the boyhood home of a number of rappers, including M-1 and Common). So Common has really seen some crazy, fucked-up shit in his day that understandably has made him politically conscious — sorry, we still think he’s boring