Drumma Boy has backed his hometown city of Memphis as the leader of hip hop music right now.
TMZ spoke to Drumma Boy at his studio as he put the final touches on his new album, which will be called 'Welcome to My City Vol.4.'
The artist spoke of how he loves his native city, but for too long infighting stopped locals from seeing the success that musicians from other cities such as Atlanta achieved.
'You don't have the unification,' the artist spoke of the city's past.
'Twenty years ago, it would have been the city that loved to hate, you know what I mean,' he explained.
Now Drumma Boy thinks the city is starting to see credit where its due for its musical output regarding the hip hop world, with many artists in the genre sampling Memphis artists.
'Now all you hear is Memphis on fire, Memphis on fire, Memphis on fire!,' he says of the plaudits the city is receiving.
'Since the beginning people been pulling from the Memphis culture,' he adds, referencing the number of artists from the city sampled by other musical acts.
Drumma Boy Says Memphis Passed Atlanta, It's Now Hip Hop's #1 City | TMZ
The famous producer again references why the city had not had success with music until now.
'Memphis was what Atlanta was on the music level, but when it got into the hip hop it was just too much hate amongst different sides of the city,'
Now the city has acts such as NLE Choppa, Key Glock and Big30 carrying on the hip hop legacy of who Drumma Boy believes are the city's most legendary acts.
He goes on to name Three 6 Mafia, Yo Gotti as well as 8Ball & MJG, who all came from Memphis.
"Memphis on fire!"
The producer now believes that Memphis has gone on to end Atlanta's near thirty year stint as the leading city in hip hop.
He says his new album will show the good and the bad of the city, but his love for his homeplace is clear in the interview.
'I never forget where I come from, I wouldn't have been where I'm at if it wasn't for Memphis,'
The influential trap musician told the interviewer that other stars such as Glorilla, Project Pat, Big Moochie Grape and Jucee Froot will feature on his new project.
The star announced that the new album will drop on the 11th of November.
The artist said the date, which he has tattooed on his right hand, is an important date to him.