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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Featured Episode

A BOTM Freestyle – Respect, Plus a (Bigger) Check

How does the culture get paid what it’s worth? In this live episode we partnered with the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs for its public arts program ELEVATE, where we talked with Ryan Wilson (co-owner of A3C Hip-Hop Festival and The Gathering Spot) and Janeé Bolden (Managing Editor of Bossip) about the value of Cultural Capital in the mainstream marketplace.

The Sounds of Multiple Souths

Who said the South had to sound the same? Christina and Regina take a road trip from Virginia to New Orleans to highlight the past and present of the Southern “sound”.

The Ends of Dread

How do Atlanta artists help us navigate the Atlanta Missing & Murdered Children Cases and confront Black trauma and vulnerability?

Thought Process: Surviving Silent Terror

How did the Atlanta Missing & Murdered Children (1979-1981) impact Atlanta’s formative hip-hop community?

A Sticky (Icky) Situation

How have Southern artists been important in helping legitimize a once illegitimate economy? We explore cannabis culture in hip-hop.

Black Ole Opry

What’s the difference between Southern and Country when it comes to music and place, and how has Lil Nas X disrupted the industry while bringing the masses together?

Freaknik Foreva, Eva?

Will the ghost of Freaknik ever die?

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