Black Music Month is still in full affect and spotify has shared the latest episode of the “Spotify: For the Record” podcast, which explores genres of music created by Black artists in specific regions of the U.S. such as hyphy, go-go, and chopped and screwed. The episode features interviews with Saweetie, OG Ron C, Wale, and special guest D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser.
Host of “The Get Up” Xavier “X” Jernigan joins “For the Record” co-host Shanon Cook go on a unique journey to key regions across the country to dig into their unique musical souls, with artists from those areas coming along to help break it all down:
- The San Francisco Bay Area, where Bay Area royalty Saweetie explains hyphy (check out this cool video of Saweetie breaking down hyphy slang for us);
- Houston, TX, the birthplace of chopped and screwed, with OG Ron C, who talks about the genre’s founding father DJ Screw and major artists like Drake helping continue the legacy;
- The DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia), featuring a conversation with D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on why go-go music was recently crowned the official music of the city, and one of its most famous artists, Wale
The episode takes you into Spotify’s yearlong Frequency program, a hub to celebrate and support Black creatives, through playlists, scholarships, and an ambassador program connecting communities with Black talent.
You can listen to it HERE.
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