Beginning this summer, several Hip Hop icons will host shows on the audio storytelling platform. In addition to the aforementioned names, also expected to appear are Public Enemy’s Chuck D and DJ Drama.
Kicking the series off on June 15 is West Coast Hip Hop pioneer Snoop Dogg’s show, Words + Music, where the rapper will discuss his journey from Long Beach to the rest of the world and his decision to pursue love and life over death and destruction.
Following that, Kim will offer her own Words + Music, where she will describe how she became an integral part of Hip Hop’s evolution and an inspiration for female rappers. Yasiin Bey’s show, A Dynamic Career in Communications, will explore the Black Star rapper’s Brooklyn roots, faith and spirituality, as well as his creative inspirations.
Last but not least, on August 10, one day before Hip Hop’s birthday, Chuck D’s Can You Dig It? will take listeners back to when the genre was only in it’s infancy during the 1970s in the South Bronx of New York.
Additionally, as part of Audible Originals, former XXL Editor-In-Chief Sheena Lester will narrate her novel, The Greatest Day, while author and music journalist Clover Hope will narrate her book, The Motherlode: 100+ Women Who Made Hip Hop.
“Hip Hop has made an indelible mark on music and culture since its inception — running the gamut from the emergence of DJs to innovation and creative artistry in sampling, dance styles, fashion, audio technology, and so much more,” said Audible EVP and Head of U.S. Content, Rachel Ghiazza in a recent statement.
“Audible is proud to celebrate such incredible cultural influence with this line-up of new originals that both elevate and commemorate the 50-year history of this iconic genre.”