Elements of hip-hop culture: beats & rhymes

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From left to right: M-Slago, Pow Shadowz, Khalil Ekulona, Jus Bam, Brian Brown, Carmine Prophets, Ah-Deli

Today, we explore two of the elements of hip-hop culture: beats (producing) and rhymes (emceeing).

Wordsmiths, beat-makers, lyricists and sound providers — those are some of the names hip-hop culture uses to describe emcees and producers. How is being an emcee different from being a rapper? What’s up with sampling? We talk with local artists who specialize in two of the core elements of hip-hop beats and rhymes.

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Today’s episode was produced by host Khalil Ekulona.

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