looking at the current population of Egypt today trying to find remains of the Ancient people who lived there would be like looking at the current population of the United States looking for the Ancient people who lived there.
At the time of some of the Great empires of Ancient Egypt you also had great civilizations in other parts of Africa such as Timbuktu which had a great learning center, you had the Ashanti people, and other very wealthy great leaders like Mansa Musa who is believed to be the richest man to ever live.
it seems like either Outkast/Scarface or both is mentioned when EastCoast biased fans want to throw the south an olive branch.
Why do you think "eastcoast biased fans" mention Scarface and Outkast?
don't get me wrong they are dope, I think they have a more palatable approach with their music... even though their styles are specifially southern... for whatever reason people look to them as the go to guys when you mention the south and dope lyrics... as if they are the end all be all.
but dont get me wrong they are Dope as fuck.
occasionally you might see somebody mention a Bun-B... but there are plenty of dope rappers to come out the south but their style may not translate too well with eastcoast fans.