CBC: Whither the beats? Jonathan Emile ponders why rap and hip hop struggle in...

Montreal — arguably Canada's cultural capital, where pop music, visual art, dance and design have flourished in both official languages — can't seem to get much traction with Anglo rap and hip hop.

"If I want to do something in that genre of music, then I definitely have to make a name for myself outside of Montreal," Emile told CBC podcast Montreapolis in a wide-ranging interview.

While other art forms seem to have bridged the linguistic divide, Emile said hip hop isn't quite there yet.

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