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Episode 86: Bottom of the Map

September 4, 2019

For today’s episode, BhD welcomes Christina Lee and Dr. Regina Bradley, hosts of “Bottom of the Map” (BOTM) podcast, to discuss the cultural impact of Southern hip-hop on the music industry and the world. They begin the interview by learning more about Christina Lee, Dr. Bradley, and the BOTM podcast (33:17). They then have a conversation about the history of Southern hip-hop, the significance of Outkast on the growth of the sub-genre (40:37), and Southern hip-hop classics (44:50). Next, the interview focuses on the historical and current role of hip-hop in highlighting social and political issues of our time (47:45) and whether music artists have a duty to publicly address issues impacting the Black community (54:00). They close by discussing JD’s comments about the current state of women in hip-hop (1:03:28), the evolution of hip-hop (1:14:30), and the history of hip-hop and country fusion (1:19:44). 

Other Topics Include:

00:30 - Catch up with Ty and Daphne 

03:23 - “Oh Lawd” News 

31:42 - Introduction of the Topic 

1:26:34 - Ty and Daphne Reflect on the Interview 

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