After sitting down with Flatbush Zombies, SpaceGhostPurrp and others to explore hip-hop’s new phenomenon of Cloud Rap in the last episode (recommended viewing!), Red Bull Music Academy’s H∆SHTAG$ series dives into the thriving Internet-based “beats” scene and gains insight from a number of its pioneers. Flying Lotus explains how he was once seen as a weirdo for making beats on a laptop, Shlohmo speaks on the early importance of the LowEnd club night in L.A., while Hudson Mohawke and Lunice (collectively known as TNGHT) reflect on the growth, influence and dominance of the genre today.

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