From The Archives: Hip-Hop/R
Oct 16, 2009 — Rap music may have started in the Bronx, but in recent years, the South has taken over the airwaves. The latest selection in the You Must Hear This series, in which musicians talk about a piece of music they love, is some early Southern rap from the group that coined the term "Dirty South." Rapper Bun B, of the Grammy-nominated group UGK, says that Goodie Mob's debut album inspires his life and music to this day.
Jul 20, 2012 — The veteran rapper, who released his 10th album this week, spoke to weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz about the breakup of his marriage to singer Kelis, his writing process and his search for inner peace.
Dec 18, 2011 — The hip-hop group's founding members, Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson and Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter, explain their story-driven new album, undun.
Oct 9, 2011 — Host Audie Cornish speaks with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin about the early days of their label, one of the most important in hip-hop.
Jul 21, 2011 — They were one of the most successful and influential groups of all time. They came up with an original style which stood apart in their time, the early '90s — and somehow, they managed to do it together. They are no longer together. A new film tries to explain why.
Jun 18, 2011 — The soul singer and actress says her two creative pursuits aren't so different: Both require creating a mood and getting inside a character.
Feb 22, 2011 — The group is doing two things really well: making music and freaking people out. Which matters more?
Jan 27, 2011 — Hip-hop's most eccentric, prolific, endearing and divisive new voice is a 21 year-old Internet star.
Jan 4, 2011 — There had been large groups in hip-hop before, but none featured nine different rappers, as the Wu-Tang Clan did when it made its debut in 1993. Creating a cohesive group out of nine individuals requires discipline and imagination.
Nov 16, 2010 — Jay-Z is one of the most successful hip-hop artists of all time. On Fresh Air, he discusses growing up in Brooklyn surrounded by drugs and violence, and the stories behind many of his famous songs.