Breaking GenresBreaking Genres is a 5-part special series that deconstructs the notion of genres from how they began to where they are headed in the future featuring interviews from relevant artists, producers, and record executives from around the world.

Since the launch of REVOLT, we have spoken with artists of all walks about the past, present, and future of genres. Incorporating exclusive interviews with pioneers of the movements like Rick Rubin, Chuck D, Erykah Badu, Travis Barker, Nas, Common, The Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonen, super-producers Ariel Rechtshaid and Diplo, Amber Coffman, Animal Collective’s Avey Tare, and so many more.

Genres have existed nearly as long as music itself. Labeling music has made it easier to talk about, and to sell. But dividing music has also divided people. And while it may be human nature to categorize, it is also human nature to combine, to merge, to collaborate, and adulterate.

The only gatekeeper to you enjoying a style of music, is you. And REVOLT exists to reflect that vision, and feed that appetite.

This is Breaking: Genres. Join us in the exploration, and the conversation, on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #BreakingGenres.

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