Hip-hop has been the lifeblood of Jacksonville’s music scene for decades, from popular hitmakers The Quad City DJs to those who vibrated the underground like Asamov and current genre benders like The Black Toilet. Today, the Northeast Florida hip-hop scene is in a state of transition, where more women and queer folks are claiming their space. We’ll hear from GeeXella, Ebony Payne English, Bebe Deluxe, and members of the collective L.O.V.E Culture, artists who are not just kicking down doors and challenging the region’s gatekeepers, but opening up entryways to new spaces.

Check out Ep. 3 of the Voidcast below. And scroll down for #intothevoid performances from several of the artists featured on the podcast.

The VOIDCAST podcast is a musical journey through Northeast Florida. Hosted by editor of Void magazine Matt Shaw and produced by WJCT public media, the VOIDCAST cuts through the digital noise and subverts the algorithms taking listeners through the past and present with the help of local musicians, producers, and the people who lived local music history.