Red Bull Radio has announced a new rap show premiering tonight titled “True Laurels” hosted by writer/publisher Lawrence Burney. The show will cover hip-hop, rap and music across the African diaspora to uncover greater stories of the genre’s cultural impact, politics and human perspective. The show aims to expand our palette for hip-hop discourse.
”With ‘True Laurels,’ my goal has always been to try and get to the meat of what inspires the music being made in various corners of the world,” Burney explained, according to Uproxx. “The best way to do that has been always nurturing my curiosity about the culture that breeds the music. Now, with True Laurels on Red Bull Radio, I have the prime platform to share my findings.”
The first guest who will appear on “True Laurels” tonight is Lor Choc, a queer teen rapper from West Baltimore, who grew up in the Gilmor Homes, where Freddie Gray was from. On her debut mixtape, “Worth the Wait,” she dives into how Gray’s death changed her, and how it changed Baltimore, which now refers to the Gilmor as the “Freddie Homes.”
On the premiere episode of True Laurels, Choc chops it up with host Lawrence Burney about channeling emotions through her music, Baltimore’s dirtbike culture, going legit, hitting the books and what lies ahead for her nascent career.
“True Laurels” will air tonight at 6pm ET. You can catch the episode via the video embedded below.