The Culture Corner: Philadelphia's place in hip-hop history - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
John Morrison's Culture Corner on World Cafe
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Hip Hop turns 50
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  • Lady B, "To the Beat Y'all"
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, "Brand New Funk"
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  • Meek Mill, "Dreams and Nightmares"

“In my opinion, Philadelphia was the first major stronghold of hip-hop culture outside of New York,” World Cafe correspondent John Morrison says.

Philly is home to plenty of hip-hop greats, like DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, The Roots and Meek Mill. Plus, Philly artists like Lil Uzi Vert, 2Rare and Tierra Whack are still pushing hip-hop forward.

In this session, Morrison takes us through the history of hip-hop in Philadelphia. (It’s where we make World Cafe, in case that wasn’t obvious yet.)
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World Cafe: 08/23/2023

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