Hardly Home But Always Reppin': Rappers Reppin' Cities Where They Weren't Born

Forget where you stay, where you from?

Kanye West - Kanye reps Chi-City, but was born in A-Town.   (Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for DirecTV)

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Kanye West - Kanye reps Chi-City, but was born in A-Town.  (Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for DirecTV)

Kurupt - The rapper goes hard for L.A., but he was born out east in Philly.  (Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella)

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Kurupt - The rapper goes hard for L.A., but he was born out east in Philly. (Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella)

Machine Gun Kelly - He might have been born in Houston, but he's a proud owner of the Cleveland city card.  (Photo: Chris McKay/Getty Images for BET)

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Machine Gun Kelly - He might have been born in Houston, but he's a proud owner of the Cleveland city card. (Photo: Chris McKay/Getty Images for BET)

Nelly - The MC calls St. Louis his home, but the army brat was born in Austin, Texas. (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Nelly - The MC calls St. Louis his home, but the army brat was born in Austin, Texas. (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Nicki Minaj - Our favorite femcee reps Queens to the death, but she's a Trini gal at the core. Did you not hear her latest track "Trini Dem Girls"? (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Nicki Minaj - Our favorite femcee reps Queens to the death, but she's a Trini gal at the core. Did you not hear her latest track "Trini Dem Girls"? (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Rick Ross - He reps MIA with his tongue, but he's a Mississippi boy at heart.  (Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for GQ)

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Rick Ross - He reps MIA with his tongue, but he's a Mississippi boy at heart. (Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for GQ)

ScHoolboy Q - The "Collard Greens" MC goes hard for L.A., but was born in Wiesbaden, Germany.  (Photo: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

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ScHoolboy Q - The "Collard Greens" MC goes hard for L.A., but was born in Wiesbaden, Germany.  (Photo: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

Too $hort - This may be a minor detail, but we thought you should know that The Bay rapper was really born in Los Angeles.  (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Too $hort - This may be a minor detail, but we thought you should know that The Bay rapper was really born in Los Angeles.  (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Tupac - Famously known for reppin' his West Coast set, Tupac was born in fly and flashy Harlem.   (Photo: WENN)

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Tupac - Famously known for reppin' his West Coast set, Tupac was born in fly and flashy Harlem.  (Photo: WENN)

Wiz Khalifa - This Pittsburgh player was really born in Minot, North Dakota.  (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Wiz Khalifa - This Pittsburgh player was really born in Minot, North Dakota.  (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

J. Cole - The #ColeWorld rapper wasn't born in the hot city of Fayetteville, North Carolina, but in Frankfurt, West Germany.   (Photo: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for ESPN)

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J. Cole - The #ColeWorld rapper wasn't born in the hot city of Fayetteville, North Carolina, but in Frankfurt, West Germany. (Photo: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for ESPN)

B.o.B - Your favorite Atlanta rapper was really born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  (Photo: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for MLB.com)

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B.o.B - Your favorite Atlanta rapper was really born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. (Photo: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for MLB.com)

Big Sean - He does it for D-Town, but he'll always be a Santa Monica, California, boy.  (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Big Sean - He does it for D-Town, but he'll always be a Santa Monica, California, boy.  (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)