For hip-hop’s 50th, we’re running it back to the very beginning—telling the story of its evolution through a series of audio specials, DJ mixes, and, of course, a handpicked collection of classic records and must-hear playlists.
Ebro Darden and Apple Music are celebrating 50 years of Hip-Hop with a new educational new podcast entitled Hip-Hop DNA. Each episode will discuss some of the most prominent artists today and analyze their catalog and influences, looking back to how inspiration and aesthetics are drawn from the days of hip-hop.
Broken down into four different chapters, the first is called “Origins” and will span nine episodes. “Origins” will consider the different artists that defined hip-hop across regions, breaking down the genre by its emergence in the East Coast, West Coast, Midwest and South.