What To Do In Hip-Hop's Hottest Capitals

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From rocking the flashiest grills to cruising within the hottest rides, right here is Billboard's information to flexing in 4 of hip-hop's capitals.

BAY AREA

THE FASHION
The Bay has infused its skate and surf tradition into the sneaker and streetwear recreation for over 30 years. Undefeated and Nice Kicks have areas in San Francisco, whereas SoleSpace and Georgio’s maintain it down in Oakland, Calif.

THE FAST LANE
It’s finest to journey a bit out of the realm when in search of luxurious whips to roll by way of the sideshow. Los Gatos Luxury Cars has every thing from the oft-name-checked Bentley Mulsanne to the Rolls-Royce Phantom.

THE FLOSS
Looking for VVS diamonds? Hit up Highline Custom Jewelry, which retains the town’s artists resplendent in grills, chains and pendants.

THE FOOD 
The Bay’s meals scene is as numerous as its residents. “I am going straight to Mill’s Hoagies each time I land,” says rising MC Kamaiyah. “Give me a cheeseburger hoagie, pronto!”

ARTISTS TO WATCH  
SOBxRBE, 6Allblack, JT the 4th​

HOUSTON

THE FASHION 
Premium Goods is taken into account a staple within the metropolis’s streetwear scene, full with classic Houston sports activities gear from championship years previous. Looking for consignment offers? Check out Sneaker Summit, the place rappers like Bun B store.

THE FAST LANE
Riding gradual and low has put Houston on the car-culture map. SLAB Customs is the vacation spot for that type of transformation. If you need one thing overseas, try Expo Motorcars for fancy coupes and wagons.

THE FLOSS
“Go to 6Johnny Dang’s on Richmond [Avenue] to get that ice in your smile good and brilliant,” says rapper Ashton Travis.

THE FOOD 
Check out Mikki’s Soul Food Café for down-home Southern delicacies, or Jackson Street BBQ for a locals-only spot. But for those who’re in a rush, Whataburger is at all times a dependable alternative.

ARTISTS TO WATCH
Maxo Kream, Don Toliver, Megan Thee Stallion

MIAMI 

THE FASHION 
Miami’s boutiques have among the most prestigious manufacturers within the enterprise. MRKT homes top-tier labels like Vetements and Raf Simons. UNKNWN (LeBron James owns a stake) has Comme Des Garçons, John Elliot and Noon Goons.

THE FAST LANE
You might discover your favourite rapper at Prestige Imports, which sells Bugatti Veyrons, the Pagani Huayra 2016 and the Lotus Evora 400.

THE FLOSS
Since the early 1990s, Franky Diamonds has supplied unique items to a clientele that features Trina, Gucci Mane, City Girls and WWE wrestler Ric Flair.

THE FOOD
“Go to 1-800 Lucky [food hall]. They have among the finest Asian eating places within the metropolis, and you may bust down on some karaoke, too,” says DJ Just Dimy of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

ARTISTS TO WATCH
Ski Mask the Slump God, Wifisfuneral, Cassidy Shooster

PHILADELPHIA

THE FASHION 
P’s & Q’s in South Philly has carved out a distinct segment with a model roster that features House of Future and 10.Deep, in addition to in-store collaborations with manufacturers like The Hundreds and Chinatown Market.

THE FAST LANE
The finest guess for a luxurious overseas journey is in close by Palmyra, N.J.: FC Kerbeck carries the 2018 Bentley Flying Spur and coveted Lamborghini Aventador.

THE FLOSS
South Street’s Shyne Jewelers has emerged because the go-to for Meek Mill and his Dreamchasers crew, BlocBoy JB, 21 Savage and Rick Ross.

THE FOOD
Pass on Pat’s and Geno’s cheesesteaks and head to Ishkabibbles (a Questlove fave), Max’s or Dalessandros. A hidden gem is Mt. Airy Deli’s signature salmon cheesesteak.

ARTISTS TO WATCH
Tierra Whack, Kur, LGP Qua

This article initially appeared within the Sept. 29 problem of Billboard.