Southern Hip-Hop: Explored. Explained. Exalted. 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. We make Bottom of the Map for all the ratchet intellectuals of the world. You know who you are. And we see you, because we are you. From Southern hip-hop’s connections to self-care, civil rights, marching bands, faith, feminism, business, fatherhood, strip club culture, and so much more, we’re having dope conversations that explore, explain and exalt Southern hip-hop. This is Bottom of the Map from BOTM Media and PRX.
You Know the Vibes: Assessing Appropriation, A Fashion Foreword, and the Last Dispatch from our Aquemini Season
Where do we go from here? Season 3 is about to wrap, but we couldn’t let it go without answering fan feedback/questions from the timeline and highlighting some of our favorite conversations from this season.
Free OnlyStans: ColeMiners, Fighting on the Timeline, and Pandemic Highs
Are your Twitter Fingers running rampant? We discuss the impact of social media fan culture on how music journalists do their jobs and what we ultimately remember (or forget) about artists. David Dennis, Senior Writer at the Undefeated, joins us to discuss his approach to writing reviews, dealing with toxic fan culture, and why he wants to profile Guy Fieri. Plus, we share some of our favorite fan moments from the pandemic.
A Southern Gentleman: André 3000 is the Life of His Own Party
How much do you love your mom? We breakdown the artistry and impact of André 3000’s verse from “Life of the Party”, and what it says about him, the rap industry, and how we should reconsider an artist’s body of work. Oh, and Christina is not a fan of your Top 5 list.
It’s OK to Root For All The Girls (And Everybody Black)
From TikTok phenoms to reality tv stars, we discuss the current era of women making waves in the industry. Veteran music journalist Jewel Wicker joins us to break it all down, and shines a light on her latest cover story for Atlanta Magazine.
Gangster, Griot, and GOAT: Unpacking Lil Wayne’s Reign and Reckoning
Lil Wayne has evolved into a seminal figure in pop music over the last two decades, transforming from an original Hot Boy to the Greatest Rapper Alive, plus assuming the mantle of high profile music executive. In short, the culture wouldn’t be the same without him. In this episode we peel back the layers on Weezy’s influence on Southern Hip-Hop, his multiple eras, and his public/political persona.
7 Light Years Below: A “Chronicling Stankonia” Roundtable
In this episode we give flowers to our very own Dr. Regina N. Bradley for her most recent book, “Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of the Hip-Hop South,” and highlight the inspiration, the artwork, the music, and much more! And for a topic this special we had to call in two special friends of the podcast—Jason Lee (of Comedy Central and Bossip) and Yoh Phillips (of Rap Portraits)—to come through and bring Regina her bouquets during this roundtable conversation.
Should win an award for best podcast
This show brings me joy. Today’s “interlude” episode on cookouts totally made my day.
The hosts are so full of life and so knowledgeable and that laugh - it’s infectious. I don’t really know southern culture - hip hop or otherwise. So this is a brilliant way to learn. So great!
I just found you. Come back. Informed women. Come back.
I love this show and their conversation are too fire 🔥