A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 22, 2006
ATX (Austin nickname)

"ATX” is a nickname for Austin, TX in hip-hop. The three-initial name is similar to “ATL” for Atlanta.

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Austin, Texas

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From:  Otilio Jacobs Jr.
Date:  Mon, Jul 6 1998 12:00 am

Lil Mo (austin,tx) ATX

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From:  DeadWood D!ck
Date:  Mon, Nov 12 2001 8:59 pm

ATX is a lil behind H-Town on the new releases, so I’m out of the loop a lil as far as brand new stuff, which also explains why I’ve been making my hip-hop tastes a lil more ecclectic these days.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • Wednesday, November 22, 2006 • Permalink

Does anyone know who first started using the term ATX to represent Austin, Texas? Well it was legendary underground ATX rap group FLOMOB in BLAZE magazine!  You can see live footage of “the ATX’s favorite rap group” at http://www.youtube.com/flomob

Posted by FloMob -hpt  on  04/14  at  01:15 PM

Stupid name, I wouldn’t want credit for something so lame! But, if that is the only thing you are known for, then I guess they have to milk it.

Posted by Mr. E  on  11/08  at  03:39 PM

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