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Filthy Slime (Part 2)
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Filthy Slime (Part 2)

"There has been an evolution in the music to where the slider on authenticity has been cranked up."

While all of hip hop prizes authenticity, as Van Lathan put it in Filthy Slime Pt 1: “In street rap, authenticity is more important than skill.” Today, we dive into the ways that this genre’s prizing of authenticity has evolved to a point where some rappers aren’t just merely making artful commentary or provocations about gang life, but are using their …

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Appears in episode
Andy Mills
Matthew Boll