How Law Enforcement Has Historically Targeted Hip-Hop Artists NPR's new podcast Louder Than A Riot looks at the interconnected rise of hip-hop and mass incarceration.
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How Law Enforcement Has Historically Targeted Hip-Hop Artists

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How Law Enforcement Has Historically Targeted Hip-Hop Artists

How Law Enforcement Has Historically Targeted Hip-Hop Artists

How Law Enforcement Has Historically Targeted Hip-Hop Artists

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The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world and hip-hop is its most consumed genre of music. A new podcast from NPR Music looks at how those two facts are interconnected. The podcast is called Louder Than A Riot, and it's hosted by journalists Rodney Carmichael and Sidney Madden.

Carmichael and Madden join Morning Edition's Noel King to discuss the premise of the show and the long-running connection between rhyme and punishment in America.