Bottom of the Map Dope women taking hip-hop conversation in a new direction. Join Christina Lee and Dr. Regina N. Bradley for a passionate exploration of Southern hip-hop culture. Christina is an Atlanta-based music journalist. Regina is a Georgia-bred writer and researcher of African-American life. Each week they'll discuss all the ways the music makes its mark - from culture to politics. These true fans appreciate the knock of a good 808 and break down its significance. This is Bottom of the Map from WABE and PRX.
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Dope women taking hip-hop conversation in a new direction. Join Christina Lee and Dr. Regina N. Bradley for a passionate exploration of Southern hip-hop culture. Christina is an Atlanta-based music journalist. Regina is a Georgia-bred writer and researcher of African-American life. Each week they'll discuss all the ways the music makes its mark - from culture to politics. These true fans appreciate the knock of a good 808 and break down its significance. This is Bottom of the Map from WABE and PRX.

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