Southern Hip-Hop: Explored. Explained. Exalted.
On WABE’s Bottom of the Map podcast, music journalist Christina Lee and hip-hop scholar Dr. Regina N. Bradley delve into passionate explorations and paradigm-shifting critiques of the culture that they love, and its undeniable impact on the world that clearly loves it.
From Southern hip-hop’s connections to self-care, civil rights, marching bands, faith, feminism, business, fatherhood, and so much more, Bottom of the Map is the home for dope conversations that explore, explain and exalt Southern hip-hop.
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We explore how the trap became commodified to create space for a new black cool. When did the trap start popping up at brunch, church, yoga?
We start off inside T.I’s Trap Music Museum in Atlanta. Then, we explore the various ways trap has been commodified, and we head to a Trap Pilates class…?! We explore whether trap’s commodification and the new connotations of trap aesthetics, such as Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” ft Juicy J and even “Trap Queen” by Fetty Wap, are dismissing those who the trap originally represented.
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