(Note: He provides a time of day for the different music to be played below.)
On the debut episode of The 500 with Josh Adam Meyers, our special guest Byron Bowers walked us through a hip hop tour of the south from his hometown Atlanta, Georgia to Tennessee, from Memphis to Houston, explaining how and why its different. They talk about how the east versus west coast beef was still raging in 1995 when Andre 3000 told the world that ‘the south got something to say’ after winning the Best Rap Group award at the 1995 Source Awards.
Three years later, OutKast releases Aquemeni, a merger of two artistic souls. Now, two decades later, the question is of influence. How much did OutKast spawn Kendrick or Migos? What does the music family tree look like – and specifically how do the branches within the hip hop cluster reflect on the album’s contribution to the culture? To hear the answers to these questions, listen to the conversation about it all. Otherwise, check out Byron’s current music playlist, and deduce for yourself where southernplayalisticadillacmuzik fits in today.
- I Am the Black Gold of the Sun – Rotary Connection
- The Recipe – Kendrick Lamar
- Call Ticketron – Run the Jewels
- No More Play in GA – Pastor Troy
- On God – Young Dolph
- Allure – Jay Z
- DuckWorth – Kendrick Lamar
- Oyster Perpetual – Rick Ross
- Oh! Lord – Cortex
- Love Them from Spartacus – Yusef Lateef