I was born in Elizabeth, NJ. Raised in Elizabeth, Belleville, Newark and South Orange, NJ. I lived out in Oxnard, Ca for a while as well. That was ....exciting lol
I used to hang out on "The Block" in Baltimore, MD. Those of you familiar with B'more know what I mean.
I now live in TN. Memphis is no better or no worse than any place I've lived or been. Is it bad? Sure. Every state has it's bad areas.
It's all about demographics. Plain and simple.