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Bottom of the Map

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Bottom of the Map
Bottom of the Map

Bottom of the Map

WABE

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Dope women taking hip-hop conversation in a new direction. Join Christina Lee and Dr. Regina N. Bradley for a passionate exploration of Southern hip-hop culture. Christina is an Atlanta-based music journalist. Regina is a Georgia-bred writer and researcher of African-American life. Each week they’ll discuss all the ways the music makes its mark -  from culture to politics. These true fans appreciate the knock of a good 808 and break down its significance. This is Bottom of the Map from WABE and PRX.

Latest Episodes

Self Care Motivation 101

EHow do we overcome the grind and get to the hustle? In this episode we discuss the origins of Self Care and how that is reflected in the artists and music of Southern Hip-Hop. Regina and Christina share personal reflections on how they’ve tried to take better care of mind, body and spirit as they navigate their careers. Lastly, we visit Local Green Atlanta to learn how this restaurant is creating healthier Hip-Hop food culture.

48 MIN2 weeks ago
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Self Care Motivation 101

A BOTM Freestyle: Between the World and Atlanta

ESome bonus content this week. The stage adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me is kicking off its national tour in Atlanta this October! So, we’re taking a moment to discuss the significance of the book, its adaptation for the stage and its connections to hip-hop culture. The show is being brought to Atlanta by The Collective Culture (Ronald B. Williams, J. Carter and Erin White). We sat down with Erin and Ron for this conversation..

32 MIN2 weeks ago
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A BOTM Freestyle: Between the World and Atlanta

Diggin' in the (Goodie) Grab Bag

EIs Drake stealing Southern sauce? Did Nelly cross the line? What if Ceelo never sang again? This week we address these and other burning questions as we revisit some segments of past episodes that kept our heads spinning, plus answer some fan questions from social media! We start it off by touching on our “Sounds of Multiple Souths” episode and address Drake’s connection to Southern Hip-Hop and how that reflects in his music…and his beard (just as important). We also highlight a segment from our strip club episode (“Strip du Soleil: Make It Reign”) that was left out: Nelly and the “Tip Drill” controversy. To add to this, our “Black Ole Opry” episode was all about Lil Nas X, so it was only right to revisit the year he’s had and touch on a few new points. Lastly, our #askBOTM Q&A had us pondering Southern Supergroups, Ceelo, and a few topics for the future!

44 MIN3 weeks ago
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Diggin' in the (Goodie) Grab Bag

No Label, No Limit

EWho still needs a record deal? Record labels have played an important role in how we think about Southern Hip-Hop. In this episode we discuss prominent labels, prominent deals, and whether it still means as much to be signed now as it did in the pre-digital era.

39 MINSEP 16
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No Label, No Limit

Faith Is What You Make It

EHow does the spiritual coexist with the secular? We discuss how Southern Hip-Hop artists investigate their spiritual practices through religion, acts of faith and their music. Plus, we get a visit from the South’s favorite Pastor. The episode starts with a look at the role of faith in the South, and the extent to which the hip-hop generation does (or doesn’t) feel welcome. Listening to Killer Mike and UGK, Cyhi the Prynce’s “No Dope on Sunday,” No Malice, Lecrae’s “Can’t Stop Me Now (Destination),” and more, we explore the idea of songs and verses as prayers to make sense of the world. Then, we talk to our good, good friend Lee Hale, a religion reporter who’s reported himself into a faith crisis. And we get story-time with Pastor Troy. We chop it up about the beginnings of his rap career, his controversial song “Vice Versa,” and his relationship with the original Pastor Troy: his father.

50 MINSEP 9
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Faith Is What You Make It

I Bet You Won't Get Crunk

EWho said Crunk was dead? In this episode we trace Crunk Music's roots in Memphis and Atlanta to its mainstream relevance, and highlight what makes the genre still relevant today.

44 MINSEP 2
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I Bet You Won't Get Crunk

Culture in the Cosmos: AfroFuturism, Hip-Hop, and Black Joy

EIs space really the place? In this episode, we discuss the roots of AfroFuturism in music and popular culture, and how Southern Hip-Hop became a prominent outlet for expression. Plus, what's AfroFuturism without Future?

47 MINAUG 26
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Culture in the Cosmos: AfroFuturism, Hip-Hop, and Black Joy

Strip du Soleil: Make It Reign

EIs strip club culture in Southern Hip-Hop on the decline? In this episode we navigate the mystique and the microeconomics of one of the most talked about aspects of Hip-Hop in the South. Does reality match the (American) dream?

38 MINAUG 19
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Strip du Soleil: Make It Reign

Our Band is Better Than Your Band

EHow do HBCU marching bands influence Southern Hip-Hop, and vice versa? Oh, plus Beyonce.

47 MINAUG 12
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Our Band is Better Than Your Band

Study Hall: Hip-Hop from the Schoolhouse to the Ivy League

EWhere does Hip-Hop fit in the halls of academia? In this episode we discuss Hip-Hop Scholarship's roots in journalism and how it has evolved at colleges and universities across the country.

48 MINAUG 5
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Study Hall: Hip-Hop from the Schoolhouse to the Ivy League

Latest Episodes

Self Care Motivation 101

EHow do we overcome the grind and get to the hustle? In this episode we discuss the origins of Self Care and how that is reflected in the artists and music of Southern Hip-Hop. Regina and Christina share personal reflections on how they’ve tried to take better care of mind, body and spirit as they navigate their careers. Lastly, we visit Local Green Atlanta to learn how this restaurant is creating healthier Hip-Hop food culture.

48 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Self Care Motivation 101

A BOTM Freestyle: Between the World and Atlanta

ESome bonus content this week. The stage adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me is kicking off its national tour in Atlanta this October! So, we’re taking a moment to discuss the significance of the book, its adaptation for the stage and its connections to hip-hop culture. The show is being brought to Atlanta by The Collective Culture (Ronald B. Williams, J. Carter and Erin White). We sat down with Erin and Ron for this conversation..

32 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
A BOTM Freestyle: Between the World and Atlanta

Diggin' in the (Goodie) Grab Bag

EIs Drake stealing Southern sauce? Did Nelly cross the line? What if Ceelo never sang again? This week we address these and other burning questions as we revisit some segments of past episodes that kept our heads spinning, plus answer some fan questions from social media! We start it off by touching on our “Sounds of Multiple Souths” episode and address Drake’s connection to Southern Hip-Hop and how that reflects in his music…and his beard (just as important). We also highlight a segment from our strip club episode (“Strip du Soleil: Make It Reign”) that was left out: Nelly and the “Tip Drill” controversy. To add to this, our “Black Ole Opry” episode was all about Lil Nas X, so it was only right to revisit the year he’s had and touch on a few new points. Lastly, our #askBOTM Q&A had us pondering Southern Supergroups, Ceelo, and a few topics for the future!

44 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Diggin' in the (Goodie) Grab Bag

No Label, No Limit

EWho still needs a record deal? Record labels have played an important role in how we think about Southern Hip-Hop. In this episode we discuss prominent labels, prominent deals, and whether it still means as much to be signed now as it did in the pre-digital era.

39 MINSEP 16
Comments
No Label, No Limit

Faith Is What You Make It

EHow does the spiritual coexist with the secular? We discuss how Southern Hip-Hop artists investigate their spiritual practices through religion, acts of faith and their music. Plus, we get a visit from the South’s favorite Pastor. The episode starts with a look at the role of faith in the South, and the extent to which the hip-hop generation does (or doesn’t) feel welcome. Listening to Killer Mike and UGK, Cyhi the Prynce’s “No Dope on Sunday,” No Malice, Lecrae’s “Can’t Stop Me Now (Destination),” and more, we explore the idea of songs and verses as prayers to make sense of the world. Then, we talk to our good, good friend Lee Hale, a religion reporter who’s reported himself into a faith crisis. And we get story-time with Pastor Troy. We chop it up about the beginnings of his rap career, his controversial song “Vice Versa,” and his relationship with the original Pastor Troy: his father.

50 MINSEP 9
Comments
Faith Is What You Make It

I Bet You Won't Get Crunk

EWho said Crunk was dead? In this episode we trace Crunk Music's roots in Memphis and Atlanta to its mainstream relevance, and highlight what makes the genre still relevant today.

44 MINSEP 2
Comments
I Bet You Won't Get Crunk

Culture in the Cosmos: AfroFuturism, Hip-Hop, and Black Joy

EIs space really the place? In this episode, we discuss the roots of AfroFuturism in music and popular culture, and how Southern Hip-Hop became a prominent outlet for expression. Plus, what's AfroFuturism without Future?

47 MINAUG 26
Comments
Culture in the Cosmos: AfroFuturism, Hip-Hop, and Black Joy

Strip du Soleil: Make It Reign

EIs strip club culture in Southern Hip-Hop on the decline? In this episode we navigate the mystique and the microeconomics of one of the most talked about aspects of Hip-Hop in the South. Does reality match the (American) dream?

38 MINAUG 19
Comments
Strip du Soleil: Make It Reign

Our Band is Better Than Your Band

EHow do HBCU marching bands influence Southern Hip-Hop, and vice versa? Oh, plus Beyonce.

47 MINAUG 12
Comments
Our Band is Better Than Your Band

Study Hall: Hip-Hop from the Schoolhouse to the Ivy League

EWhere does Hip-Hop fit in the halls of academia? In this episode we discuss Hip-Hop Scholarship's roots in journalism and how it has evolved at colleges and universities across the country.

48 MINAUG 5
Comments
Study Hall: Hip-Hop from the Schoolhouse to the Ivy League