Not that I particularly enjoy sticking up for a band like Emmure, but there are ghettos and poorer neighborhoods in every town. Hell, I'm originally from Simi Valley, CA, and I wouldn't discredit someone's "street cred" for hailing from there. Maybe if I knew they came from my neighborhood... I just never understood the "kids from the suburbs can't be tough" thing, and I've lived in enough places to see the differences. Still though, Emmure sucks multiple chodes, so bag on 'em all you want, haha.
I hear what you're saying but if you have to make up that you live in a certain neighborhood to get some "street cred", you might be a poser. I don't care that they're from CT but go with it. Don't lie and say that you're whole band was based out of a tough neighborhood when less than half is from there. It just sounds like Malibu's Most Wanted to me except with tattoos and lyrics about cuckolding. I'll admit I was even a fan of their first album. Just don't act like wannabe tough guys is the message I'm trying to get across.