Atlanta-based music writer and culture journalist

Christina Lee is a music and culture journalist.

In 2014 she, Rodney Carmichael and Gavin Godfrey won an Atlanta Press Club award for their Creative Loafing cover story “Straight Outta Stankonia: 20 Years of OutKast's Atlanta, From Discography to Mythology.”

 

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 Jeremy Jennings (2014)

Jeremy Jennings (2014)

    Brian Hall/Red Bull Content Pool (2016)

  Brian Hall/Red Bull Content Pool (2016)

Writing

 

Video

 

"Organized Noize’s Sleepy Brown had a successful career behind the scenes of some of Atlanta hip-hop’s finest moments throughout the ’90s. But as the decade came to a close, he knew that he wanted more. The result was the funk throwback The Vinyl Room. Out of step with the times, it was passed over by his major label and nearly forgotten. In 2016, RBMA provided Sleepy with a platform to revisit the album, both in conversation and in concert. In this interview with Christina Lee as part of RBMA Radio Live in Atlanta, Sleepy spoke about the album and its genesis one night before he performed it live in the city for the first time in more than a decade.” — Red Bull Music Academy

Audio

 
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"Sir Foster is a rare NBA organist at a time when most teams have DJs instead. And as part of the Atlanta Hawks, he may be the only keyboard specialist who instills hometown pride in every game he plays. 'Beer Barrel Polka' isn’t Foster’s style; instead, whether on a whim or at the request of his Twitter followers, he plays the rap hits behind Atlanta’s distinct sound and culture, making him an unexpected team MVP. For this Headphone Highlights, Foster revisits the modern-day jock jams that have defined the past eight years with the Hawks — he also gives a sneak peek of his upcoming album, which features local crunk progenitors Pastor Troy and Bonecrusher, among others." — interview and recording for Headphone Highlights, exclusively on Red Bull Radio

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"While still in school, Kesha Lee would record Gucci, along with the impressive number of artists he discovered, like Migos and Young Thug. In 2014, after graduation, mixtape mavens DJ Drama and Don Cannon hired Lee as an in-house engineer for Means Street Studios. Her primary task was to record their oddball Generation Now signee, Lil Uzi Vert, and breakout hits like 'Money Longer.' But as Uzi’s universe and influence grew, so did Lee’s. Last summer, Billboard’s Hot 100 chart featured five songs she recorded, including Playboi Carti’s 'Magnolia,' Migos’ 'Bad and Boujee,' and, of course, Uzi’s 'XO TOUR Llif3.'" — interview and recording for Fireside Chat, exclusively on Red Bull Radio

"Atlanta-based hip-hop writer Christina Lee said Future's chart success is mainstream music industry validation of the hip-hop tradition of releasing mixtapes, or full length albums released for free, often containing new material and uncleared samples. 'He also received these number ones because of streaming,' Lee said. 'It’s about a recognition of how he’s being played. The music industry is still shifting to recognize that really important music is being released in this way.'” — City Lights with Lois Reitzes on WABE

“Thankfully, there’s a new podcast devoted to 'the past, present, and future of Atlanta hip-hop' to keep Georgia close in our hearts and tabs. 5 Points is hosted by a trio of Atlanta music writers: Gavin Godfrey, Christina Lee, and OA contributor Rodney Carmichael. Delightfully casual, unpretentious, and uncut — a bottle of Knob Creek is the unofficial fourth anchor — 5 Points has the spirit of a conversation overheard at a house party.” — The Oxford American

Speaking

 

Women in Music, April 28, 2018

Georgia State University, November 1, 2017

Asian American Journalists Association, October 7, 2017