‘The South Got Something To Say’ Is A Celebratory Canon Of Southern Rap

By Briana Younger

The South Got Something To Say

Joelle Avelino for NPR

This week, NPR Music launched The South Got Something To Say: A Celebration Of Southern Rap. The project is centered around a canon of 130 greatest releases by Southern rappers; it was assembled by a team, led by critic Briana Younger, of Southern critics, scholars and writers representing the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Virginia.

Younger and NPR Music hip-hop critic Rodney Carmichael spoke to All Things Considered about the inspiration for the project, the sound of Southern hip-hop and the future of the genre.

Below, you can stream the songs and selected tracks from the albums and mixtapes that comprise our list via Spotify and Apple Music.

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Source:: https://www.npr.org/2020/08/07/899849680/the-south-got-something-to-say-is-a-celebratory-canon-of-southern-rap?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=music