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A Deep Dive Into DNA

Ep. 190

Last week, Sumit and Chris launched a brand new mini-series called DNA: The Trailblazers of Hip Hop, where they dive into the creative gene pool of some of their favourite emcees. What inspired the series, and what can listeners expect to hear? The Rap Scientists break it down.


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