Headphone Highlights

Noz: Southern Rap

60 minsFirst aired 12 Nov 2018
CC0 License

Andrew Noz counts down his must-have tracks that rocked the Dirty South way before trap, bounce and crunk.

As the man behind the seminal hip-hop blog Cocaine Blunts, Andrew “Noz” Nosnitsky engages in the nearly unheard-of act of actually providing substance-rich commentary and analysis when presenting tracks. Noz’s “wide-frame survey of hip-hop” and scholarly research earned him prominent features in influential publications such as The Wire, Complex, Billboard and FADER, as well as on NPR. After shutting down his blog, Noz opened a record store in Oakland and started hosting his weekly All the Raps show on Red Bull Radio. In this episode of Headphone Highlights, the hip-hop head selects southern rap must-haves from Ron C and Underground Mafia, Pretty Tony and Scarface.


Interview by Julian Brimmers
Engineered by Denis Hürter
Produced by Carmen Hofmann

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