Outside the Lyrics

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The Story Behind These Iconic Hip-Hop Photos - In the early 90’s young photographers steeped in Hip-Hop culture turned their lenses to their passion and up-and-coming artists. Their images captured intimate moments, reflecting how artists truly saw themselves.

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About Outside the Lyrics

Hip-hop is more than just music, it’s a cultural movement. Outside the Lyrics explores its sub-cultures through the stories of artistic pioneers who helped shape and remix hip-hop’s history. In this three-part digital short series, artists share with host Dr. Taj Frazier how they navigate their craft, where they draw their inspiration, and the people and neighborhoods that influenced them.