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Episode 216: Black Alternative

Episode 216: Black Alternative

As of late, the music industry has seen a rise in talented African-American
musicians who paint outside of expected mainstream lines for pop artists.
In eschewing easy-to-consume tropes for left-of-center jazz, soul, and
techno-influenced sounds, performers like Kendrick Lamar, Robert Glasper,
Chance the Rapper, Frank Ocean and so many more have created a sustainable
and alternative-inspired vibe. However exciting this class of stars may be,
it's important to remember that this is a movement that has an impressive
historical context as well.