Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A Speakerfoxxx-guided tour of Atlanta, hip-hop capital

Posted By on Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 1:21 PM

When the Guardian, that British bastion of world news, politics and culture, came to Atlanta to get a lay of the land, they found some (in)credible tour guides. The resulting video "How Atlanta, Georgia, became America's hip-hop capital" features Southern rap specialist DJ Speakerfoxxx riding shotgun in Dungeon Family affiliate/graffiti artist Dr. Dax's old-school Chevy as they criss-cross the city's cultural roots with Atlanta's modern-day musical makeup - from punk to funk to hip-hop.

Stops along the way include 529, Center Stage, Stankonia Studios with Mr. DJ, and Mean Street Studios with the founders of her Academy DJ crew, DJ Drama and DJ Sense. DJ Karl Injex of Sound Table also makes an appearance with a walk down Auburn Ave., while making connections between the street's illustrious past as the birthplace of Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement as well as the home of the historic Royal Peacock.

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