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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 WABE and PRX.

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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 WABE and PRX.

    Space is Still the Place: A BOTM Replay

    Space is Still the Place: A BOTM Replay

    While we get ready for Season 3, we’re excited to share some of our favorite past episodes while we're on break! As we think about how Southern Hip-Hop provides a safe emotional place for experimentation, escapism, and exploration of new worlds and sounds, this episode (S1E15 “Culture in the Cosmos: AfroFuturism, Hip-Hop, and Black Joy”) feels necessary as we navigate some uncertain times in the real world.

    • 47 min
    Embracing the Fire In Little Africa: On the Road in Tulsa

    Embracing the Fire In Little Africa: On the Road in Tulsa

    How does Hip-Hop help us re-imagine the real Black Wall Street? With the upcoming “Fire in Little Africa” project, Tulsa’s Hip-Hop scene is preparing to acknowledge the 100-year commemoration of the city’s 1921 Race Massacre. Bottom of the Map was invited to “The Town” to see firsthand how Tulsa artists are building community around this moment, embracing their historic foundation, and representing the South in their own unique way.

    • 51 min
    A Peek Inside the Mind of Big Rube: A BOTM Extended Play

    A Peek Inside the Mind of Big Rube: A BOTM Extended Play

    Big Rube is Southern Hip-Hop royalty; when he speaks, people listen. For over 25 years Big Rube has been delivering classic monologues on Southern Hip-Hop albums that stir the soul and spark the mind, including legendary performances with OutKast, Future, Goodie Mob and Offset. Big Rube visited BOTM last season to talk about growing up in Atlanta during the Atlanta Child Murders, but of course he gifted us with so many more stories and behind-the-scenes perspective on his contributions to the Dungeon Family. This is the extended version of that conversation.

    • 47 min
    Survive and Advance: A BOTM Extended Play

    Survive and Advance: A BOTM Extended Play

    André 3000 stands out as a luminary figure in Southern Hip-Hop, and his commitment to memorializing Atlanta’s Missing & Murdered Children (1979 - 1981) deserves deeper reflection. Dr. Michelle Hite helps us understand André’s collaborations with Goodie Mob and Travis Scott as an example of using Hip-Hop as a space to explore the context and complexities of surviving trauma and communicating across generations.

    • 43 min
    Welcome to the Sir Foster Show: A BOTM Extended Play

    Welcome to the Sir Foster Show: A BOTM Extended Play

    From the sounds of HBCUs to the NBA, Sir Foster is building a unique Hip-Hop brand.
    Most people have heard Sir Foster play before they actually meet him. As the
    resident organist for the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and past All-Star Games, Foster
    has been a trailblazer at integrating the latest Hip-Hop tunes into in-game
    experiences. Last year he stopped by BOTM to talk about growing up in HBCU
    music culture, the importance of HBCU marching bands to how Southern Hip-Hop is
    celebrated, and how social media helps him bring the hottest music from the
    streets into the stadiums. This is the extended version of that conversation.

    • 34 min
    Story time with Ms. Peaches: A BOTM Extended Play

    Story time with Ms. Peaches: A BOTM Extended Play

    Dee Dee Murray (aka Peaches) is always in the right place at the right time. From her classic intro on OutKast’s first album,Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, to managing and influencing the careers of Atlanta’s music royalty, she’s had a front row seat to Hip-Hop history in the South. These days she spends her time helping attract major film and television projects to Atlanta, but last year she visited BOTM to talk about her early days in the music industry, the impact of the Atlanta Child Murders on the Dungeon Family, and why she still loves this culture. This is the extended version of that conversation.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
505 Ratings

505 Ratings

chefchristopher ,

Women in the Club!

Heard ‘Pitching the Woo’, excellent! It was so cool to hear the perspective of Chef Shug and interesting to consider that so much of the inspiration in the culture came from the strip club. You should do a series of episodes where you feature more women’s voices from the club!! One of her regrets was that during that time in her life, tip drill and post-tip drill, she didn’t have a voice. Give those women a voice! It was great to hear hers.

LinesGalleryCEO ,

THE Best Podcast

Regina and Christina are the dopest podcast hosts. They always deliver amazing southern hip hop acumen with humor and a true adoration for the music and the culture. Real talk...I wait each week for the newest episodes!!!! So glad we have a new season!

Natassha C.

legendofhuuel ,

The Dopest!!

Love everything about this podcast! Regina and Christina are amazing at breaking down southern hip hop as a whole. Keep blessing us with the great content!!

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