Often, when our favorite artists get popular, their come-up gets obscured behind their explosion onto the scene. But the truth is, your favorite artist was hustling long before their “overnight success.” In The Ed Lover Show‘s “Behind The Hip Hop” segment, you get a close look into the hustle of hip hop’s hottest artists and how they worked to make a name for themselves.

Click on the audio player above to hear about Outkast‘s come up, from their awkward performance on local TV, to L.A. Reid‘s hesitancy to sign them, to their first feature on a TLC song, to eventually becoming one of the most successful hip-hop groups of all time. Find out how Oukast made hip hop history.

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