Young Jeezy, T.I. Among Atlanta Hawks' ATL Favorites

Ballers also share their favorite hot spots in the A.

The Atlanta Hawks have definitely been one of hip-hop's favorite teams ever since the days when #21, Dominique Wilkins, was smashing the competition alongside Spud Webb with his patented Tomahawk Dunk. Everyone loved when 'Nique battled it out with Michael Jordan for the slam-dunk titles. To this day, some people say "The Human Highlight Film" was robbed in Chicago in 1988 when his Airness was crowned the champ — but that's a debate for another day.

Today, the young Atlanta Hawks players are making 'Nique proud, becoming playoff contenders. In June, around the time of the Birthday Bash, the city's biggest hip-hop concert of the year, the Hawks were giving the Boston Celtics hell in their first-round matchup. You could hear DJs like Greg Street shouting out the hometown team on the radio airwaves and rooting them on. All-Star Josh Smith and his gang set A-Town on fire and are looking forward to going even further in this year's playoffs.

As Atlanta Week on MTVNews.com nears a close, there's no way it would be complete without the ballers repping just like all the town's artists. Here, the Hawks let everyone know some of their favorite rap acts and songs, as well as their own personal go-to spots.


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Josh Smith

Favorite Atlanta-based artists

» [artist id="1225081"]T.I.[/artist]

» [artist id="961097"]Ludacris[/artist]

» [artist id="1243444"]Young Jeezy[/artist]

» [artist id="2021875"]Young Dro[/artist]

» Parlae

Favorite Atlanta restaurants

» Fletcher's

» Twist

» Strip

» Prime

» Benihana

Zaza Pachulia

Favorite Atlanta restaurants

» Twist

» Market at the W Hotel

» Pricci

» Aja

» Capital Grille

Favorite Atlanta clothing stores

» Armani

» Gucci

» Barneys New York

» Neiman Marcus

» Phipps Plaza

Marvin Williams

Favorite songs by Atlanta-based artists

» T.I. - "Live Your Life"

» Young Jeezy - "Get a Lot"

» Young Jeezy - "Gangsta Music"

» Ludacris - "One More Drink"

» Bobby Valentino - "Beep Beep"

Al Horford

Favorite Atlanta restaurants

» Dolce

» Cheesecake Factory

» Fellini's

» Quisqueya

» Rise

Mike Bibby

Favorite Atlanta restaurants

» Cheesecake Factory

» Morton's

» Ruth's Chris

» Maggiano's