Despite the efforts of one Petey Pablo to destroy it, North Carolina has a rich and varied musical tradition. Edited by Ann Wicker Making Notes: Music of the Carolinas covers this topic in a broad sweep for both the Northern and Southern state. The book features a brief essay by Clyde Smith on the regions hip-hop history. Smith is also the author and mind behind the excellent prohiphop.com. Making Noise is available from amazon.
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