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

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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.


Rap Dictionary
ATX
Austin, Texas

Wikipedia: City Nicknames in U.S.
Austin -
A-T-X

Google Groups: rec.music.hip-hop
From:  Otilio Jacobs Jr.
Date:  Mon, Jul 6 1998 12:00 am

Lil Mo (austin,tx) ATX

Google Groups: rec.music.hip-hop
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