Earlier this month, we reported on suggestions from Apple that there will be more Beats 1 radio shows based on Apple Music’s flagship playlists. Lo and behold, one launched on Friday. ‘Rap Life With Ebro Darden’ is based on the recently-rebranded ‘Rap Life’ hip-hop playlist, and is hosted by Apple Music’s global editorial head of hip-hop and R&B.

Darden told Billboard that the new show will be “trying to highlight songs that we, as the programming editorial team in Apple Music for hip-hop and R&B, feel like people may have missed”, as well as offering interviews with artists, and spotlights on the latest tracks to be added to the playlist.

As with other Beats 1 programmes, Darden’s new show will be made available as on-demand episodes on Apple Music after transmission: you can listen to the first one here.

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