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Journeys of Discovery: GMANE--Alabama’s hip-hop rapper rocks

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Hip hop rapper GMANE.

Join correspondent Tom Wilmer in Florence, Alabama for a conversation with rapper GMANE (a.k.a. Geoffrey Keith Robinson). Music and hip-hop rap have been an integral part of GMANE’s life since he was a kid in rural Alabama.

Making his mark in the 1990s, on the independent Slave Kamp Music label, GMANE’s popularity led him on a European tour to Sweden and Denmark.

He’s been featured in Forbes.com and performed live at SXSW in Austin, Texas. One of GMANE’s viral hits, produced with the group G-Side, is featured on Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto V. His numerous albums are available on Bandcamp.

GMANE recently served as a curator of the Hip-Hop and Black History exhibit at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in Tuscumbia, Alabama.

This is the fourth in a multi-part series featuring Nashville’s Big Back Yard economic and tourism initiative that encompasses the realm of the Natchez Trace National Parkway in the southwest quarter of Tennessee and northern Alabama’s Shoals Region.

You are invited to subscribe to the Lowell Thomas Award-winning podcast travel show, Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer, featured on the NPR Podcast DirectoryApple Podcast, IheartRadio, the NPR One App & Stitcher.comTwitter: TomCWilmer. Instagram: Thomas.Wilmer. Underwriting support provided by Honolulu based, Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative.

Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
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