While the term has been used for several decades in business names and catch phrases, the recent attention that Southern Hip Hop music has garnered has brought it into the limelight.
This term is claimed by several other regions as well (Chicago, Western Michigan, the Southeast), but it properly refers to Texas.
Chopped and screwed, third coast style.
2. Dude, I'm headed down Lake Shore Drive for the Third Coast Festival. You coming?
The section of the Midwest and NE thats within roughly 60 miles of the Great Lakes.
Includes: Michigan, North Ohio, NW Indiana, NE Illinois, East Wisconsin, NW Pennsylvania, and West New York. Chicago/Gary, Cleveland/Akron/Youngstown, Detroit, Buffalo, Milwaukee, Toledo, Erie, etc.