Hip-hop is America's most-consumed genre of music, and the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. What connects those facts? This bonus episode of Up First comes from NPR Music's new podcast, Louder Than A Riot. Rodney Carmichael and Sidney Madden explore the last 40 years of hip-hop and mass incarceration.
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