The FADER Discovers How Honorable C.N.O.T.E. Turned Personal Tragedy into Triumphant Beats

February 6, 2018

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Atlanta was already well on its way to becoming the center of the rap universe when Carlton Mays, better known as Honorable C.N.O.T.E., moved there in 2006. Mays is a transplant from Benton Harbor, Michigan, a small, economically depressed town on the south shore of Lake Michigan. Once a thriving manufacturing center, the city was hit hard by deindustrialization, and today it’s probably known best for extreme poverty, riots over police violence, and oddly, a golf course.

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