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