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DJ Sessions: How Atlanta Became A Springboard For New Rappers

Atlanta has become famous for its rap music scene — and for launching artists like Gucci Mane and Ludacris.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Branden Peters (@BrandenLSK) and Maurice Garland (@Maurice_Garland) of the Atlanta-based podcast Day 1 Radio, about some artists they’re watching and what makes the city such a launching pad.

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Music From The Segment

J.I.D, “EdEddnEddy”

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RaRa, “FWM”

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Russ, “What They Want”

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CyHi The Prynce, “Nu Africa”

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