The Flute Enjoys Its Hip-Hop Moment The instrument is featured in some of the biggest songs on the charts, from Future to Drake. Brendan Frederick of the music site Genius, tells us about the history of that sound in hip hop music.
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The Flute Enjoys Its Hip-Hop Moment

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The Flute Enjoys Its Hip-Hop Moment

The Flute Enjoys Its Hip-Hop Moment

The Flute Enjoys Its Hip-Hop Moment

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The flute is featured in some of the biggest songs on the charts, from Future's song "Mask Off" to Drake's song "Portland." Brendan Frederick, director of content for the music site Genius, tells us about the history of that sound in hip-hop music.