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Southern women in hip-hop are having a moment

Southern women in hip-hop are having a moment

Today, the genre is seeing a new wave of women rise to the top—and Atlanta is the epicenter. In the last two years, most of the women who have been included on the coveted XXL Freshman list have either been from Atlanta or have called it home at some point, including Latto, Flo Milli, Rubi Rose, and Lakeyah. Even artists who aren’t from the South, such as Nicki Minaj, Saweetie, and Cardi B, are making hits here.
Yung Baby Tate

Fresh off a TikTok takeover, Yung Baby Tate sets her sights on television

Yung Baby Tate realized she’d entered a new phase in her career—and her life—one afternoon in July as she was stepping off the elevator in her Atlanta apartment building. “Have a good night,” she said to the guy she’d shared the elevator with—a total stranger. “All right,” the guy replied. “See you on Love & Hip Hop.”

The South has something to say. Meet 7 women driving the conversation.

Two decades after Andre 3000 declared that the South had something to say, a new generation is taking the mic. Meet 7 Atlantans who are driving the conversation.
Dj Princess Cut Atlanta playlist

DJ Princess Cut puts together a playlist of the best coming out of Atlanta today (and some great throwbacks)

For a playlist featuring the best hits coming out of the city today (plus a few irresistible throw- backs), we knew exactly where to turn.
Ludacris Butter.ATL

Ludacris gives Butter.ATL a shout-out with his new single

Social and marketing platform Butter.ATL hopes a recent rap reference will cement them into pop culture after rapper Ludacris released a song Friday named for the popular brand.
How Atlanta hip-hop is evolving

60 Voices: Dr. Regina N. Bradley, Christina Lee, and Brian ‘B High’ Hightower on how hip-hop is evolving

Researcher, author, and professor Dr. Regina N. Bradley, music journalist Christina Lee, and Hot 107.9 on-air personality and professor Brian ‘B High’ Hightower discuss hip-hop's evolution in Atlanta.
Jalaiah Harmon

60 Voices: Jalaiah Harmon and Sean Bankhead on going viral

"Renegade" dance creator Jalaiah Harmon and choreographer and dancer Sean Bankhead talk about viral fame, the pandemic's effect on the dance industry, and young creativity.
Gnarles Barkley Crazy 15th anniversary

How Gnarls Barkley went “Crazy”

Fifteen years ago, the duo’s debut previewed the future of Atlanta hip-hop: A look back at "Crazy" and St. Elsewhere
Lil Jon

What Lil Jon has been up to in 2020

We chatted with the underground king-turned-global phenomenon on what it takes to put his popular Saturday DJ sets, what he’s been up to during the pandemic, and the exciting new music he’s producing with his son, a recent NYU grad.
Kawan Prather KP The Great

Q&A: KP The Great on his path from artist to executive, protest music, and more

Kawan “KP The Great” Prather’s multi-hyphenated career in the music business all started with him simply asking questions. The Vine City native hopped on the phone to chat about his storied career in the music business, making protest music, and his next ventures.

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