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Listen to the Hometown Heroes of New Orleans on Audiomack

By Donna-Claire Chesman on August 21, 2018

Specially curated by Amanda Mester, Audiomack is proud to present the Hometown Heroes of New Orleans.

New Orleans music culture is rich and forward thinking. The same city that gave us bounce, which Drake most recently employed to add some color to his studio album Scorpion, also gave us legendary rap stars: Lil Wayne, Juvenile, Curren$y. While the city has an enduring past, the music scene also boasts a bright and rebellious future, with young artists taking the essential elements of New Orleans hip-hop and updating them for the modern rap era.

Specially curated by Amanda Mester, Audiomack is proud to present the Hometown Heroes of New Orleans. Mester is as hip-hop as it gets, with bylines at DJBooth, Ambrosia For Heads, Genius, and many more. She is currently the digital editor of Offbeat Magazine, which is the longest running music and culture mag in New Orleans. Or, in short, Amanda Mester is more than qualified to spotlight the who’s who of the upcoming New Orleans hip-hop scene.

Featuring Don Flamingo, Jay Jones, Pell, and many more, this playlist showcases everything from chant-heavy and technically adept flows to sunny bounce and endearing lyricism. New Orleans is nothing if not diverse in its approach. The city encourages creative community and growth, with collectives like Made Groceries putting forward melodic and anthemic cuts to keep moving music forward. Press play to hear how all of New Orleans is moving music forward, and to discover your new favorite rapper!

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