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Migos, Baby Tate, Outkast & Jeezy. Collage by Jackie Lay / NPR. Alberto E. Rodriguez / Josh Brasted / Scott Gries / Paras Griffin/Getty Images

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How Atlanta became the center of the rap universe

Migos, Baby Tate, Outkast & Jeezy. Collage by Jackie Lay / NPR. Alberto E. Rodriguez / Josh Brasted / Scott Gries / Paras Griffin/Getty Images As it celebrates its 50th birthday, we are mapping hip-hop's story on a local level, with more than a dozen city-specific histories of the music and culture. Click here to see the entire list. For evidence of Atlanta's continued ability to produce music that feeds […]

todayJuly 20, 2023

Milwaukee

Grace Weber Breaks Barriers as Milwaukee’s First COLORS Performer

In its seven-plus years, the COLORS music series has given an uncluttered spotlight to some of the biggest artists in the world, as well as the ones growing into that lofty status. Black Thought, Sudan Archives, Brandy, Adi Oasis, Christine and the Queens, Quavo & Takeoff — they’ve all stepped onto the COLORS stage. Now, Grace Weber can count herself among that elite company. The COLORS episode featuring the artist […]

todayJuly 18, 2023

Milwaukee

Arrested Development coming to True Skool’s Summer Park Jam

With less than a month before we hit what’s widely recognized as the birthdate of hip-hop, celebratory plans have started to ramp up. Last week, we found out Jadakiss will headline Hip-Hop Week MKE, and today we got another big announcement — this time from True Skool, which has lined up Arrested Development for its 2023 Summer Park Jam. The event is a two-day affair at the Marcus Performing Arts Center, […]

todayJuly 12, 2023

A section of Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, N.Y. was renamed Hip Hop Boulevard in 2016, in recognition of the apartment building where the music is said to have been born. José A. Alvarado Jr. for NPR

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50 years ago, teenagers partied in the Bronx — and gave rise to hip-hop

A section of Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, N.Y. was renamed Hip Hop Boulevard in 2016, in recognition of the apartment building where the music is said to have been born. José A. Alvarado Jr. for NPR When Jerry Leader was growing up, he made himself a toy set of DJ equipment. Two empty cereal boxes were the turntables. For the records, he cut circles out of cardboard. The needle, […]

todayJuly 12, 2023

Milwaukee

Jadakiss will headline Hip-Hop Week MKE’s return

Jadakiss performing with The Lox at UBS Arena in New York earlier this year. In just two years, Hip-Hop Week MKE attracted a roster of guests that quickly established it as a premier event in the city. Between the 2018 and 2019 installments, Megan Thee Stallion, RZA, Ghostface, Mystikal and the godfather of hip-hop himself, DJ Kool Herc, all made appearances. After a pandemic-related hiatus that spanned three years, we […]

todayJuly 11, 2023

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Iniko defines their life, celebrates identity & shares inspiration behind their music

I sat down with Iniko to discuss the impact of their contributions to the music industry and on the broader culture. In the mist of our discussion, I had to acknowledge that Iniko has shifted the sound and expectations of the industry, creating a movement of artists who share their stories through visuals and sounds normally reserved for movie goers. Iniko's audiences seek more ambient sounds and expect more abstract […]

todayJuly 11, 2023 4

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Introducing HYFIN Verified artists for July

July's HYFIN Verified artists - Flyana Boss, Madison McFerrin, Partyat4, Iniko, and Silas Short This month’s verified artists are Flyana Boss, Madison McFerrin, Partyat4, Iniko and Silas Short. These artists have been selected for their unique sounds, creativity, and cultural influence. Listeners can expect special on-air and online features throughout the month, including exclusive content and interviews. Hailing from Detroit and Dallas, Flyan are classically trained musicians who have turned […]

todayJuly 10, 2023 2

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Flyana Boss: the duo taking over hip hop, social media and your attention

In a hip hop landscape dominated by male artists, Flyana Boss is a refreshing and electrifying force that demands attention. This female hip hop duo has the visual creativity of Missy Elliott, energy of Busta Rhymes, the unapologetic swagger of City Girls, and the boundary-pushing innovation of OutKast. When taking in visuals from the group what you will quickly notice is their bold lyricism, and their team's knack for viral songs and […]

todayJuly 7, 2023 6

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Brandee Younger: Tiny Desk Concert

Credit: Photo: Zayrha Rodriguez/NPR NPR Music is celebrating Black Music Month with an array of brand new Tiny Desk concerts. Together, these artists represent the past, present and future of Black music. This month of carefully curated shows is a celebration of Black artists expressing themselves in ways we've never seen before, and of the Tiny Desk's unique way of showcasing that talent. On a beautifully ornate harp and clad […]

todayJune 28, 2023

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