Legendary New York rapper N.O.R.E. sat down with VladTV to explain how he sees the South running hip-hop, because he says the amount of support in the South can’t be touched by New York. He adds to his claims by sharing stories of artists like Juicy J gaining success with support from radio, while he and New York artists like Maino don’t get the same treatment.

N.O.R.E. explains that because NY radio doesn’t get behind their own artists, it feels like their artists are falling off. He adds that you can’t just solve the problem by going to a city like Miami to get your record played, because they want to know if NY is playing it before they play the album.