In Rick Ross’ slick jam, “Super High,” he mentions his condo on the beach. In case you were wondering where, exactly, that is, look no further than The Rap Map.
Brought to the interwebs from the folks behind hip-hop exegesis destination Rap Genius, the site is a wonderfully thorough resource for rap songs and their reference-packed lyrics.
The Rap Map is basically an interactive Google Map with a sidebar on the left that lists some of the genre’s most popular cities such as Atlanta, New York and Chicago. Under each metropolis is a selection of notable destinations mentioned in any number of songs, including, but not limited to, the Trump International Hotel in New York, Magnolia Projects in New Orleans and Houston’s I-10 highway. It also has listings for locations outside of the states, like the iniquitous Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. Each location is marked on the map with a cute little white-on-grey Glock.
Below we share with you some of our favorite Rap Map hot spots from the likes of Jay-Z, Eminem, Kanye West and several more.