#14: Small town rap

When we think of hip-hop and rap, it is often inextricably linked to place. Most often, these places are the densely populated urban areas in America; after all, hip-hop was born in those places, and they contain all the ingredients needed to create the environment for hip-hop to report on.

In this episode, we look to those small towns, the ‘other’ places were hip-hop has grown and flourished. We are still limiting ourselves to USA, but we look at a number of artists from smaller towns and analyse their music and their impact.

As usual, instagram and twitter are there to continue the conversation. Or add tracks from your favourite ‘small town’ rapper to our collaborative playlist.

Our shortlist

Collaborative list

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#14: Small town rap


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