Apple Music Launches New ‘Hip-Hop DNA’ Audio Series Celebrating 50 Years Of Hip-Hop

Harvey Marwood

By Harvey Marwood

Harvey Marwood

13 May 2023

“Apple Music celebrates 50 years of hip-hop with Hip-Hop DNA, a 20 episode audio series mining the rich catalogs of today’s biggest stars to trace their artistic evolution back to the art form’s beginning. The program’s guiding principle is that all artists—no matter the era or discipline—carry with them the music and practices of their influences and, whether they’re aware of it or not, of their influences’ influences. The audio series is hosted by Ebro Darden, Apple Music’s global editorial head of hip-hop and R&B, and explores this chain of influence through four distinct lenses”.

Having launched on 8th May, 9 episodes released throughout the month of May dedicated to unearthing the storylines that define hip-hop’s most prominent regions – an innovative way to explore the roots and history of the genre and preserve its culture and heritage.

“After “Origins,” Episodes 10-20 will feature explorations of the crafts of MCing, production, and DJing. Hip-Hop DNA is designed to educate and inform listeners of every era, exposing them to connections within music that many fans never take the time to consider”.

Follow the link below to check out the new Hip Hop DNA series with Apple Music.