On Second Thought For Friday, June 16, 2017

Jun 16, 2017

One year ago, Atlanta-based Rapper Gucci Mane was released from prison. Since his release, he has been reinventing himself. He headlines a concert this weekend in Atlanta. We speak with Georgia-based hip-hop artist Makonnen and hip-hop scholar Regina Bradley about Gucci Mane’s influence on hip-hop in the South. Then, NPR Music hip-hop reporter Rodney Carmichael reviews Gucci Mane’s latest album, "Droptopwop."

There’s no doubt Atlanta played a big role in the civil rights movement. Now, that history is archived in a new photo book called “Atlanta and the Civil Rights Movement, 1944 -1968.” We talk with historian Karcheik Sims-Alvarado about the significance of these photographs.

The Breakroom gang this week includes Sam Burnham of the blog “All the Biscuits in Georgia,” Tomika Depriest of Emory University, Jessica Leigh Lebos of Connect Savannah, and NPR reporter Sonari Glinton. They talk about charges in the Flint water crisis, Michael Vick's legacy, and famous landmarks in Atlanta.

The Breakroom gang returns to discuss gun violence, a move to brighten up Atlanta, and controversy over NBC host Megyn Kelly’s interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.