‘Nobody Needs Nobody': Oral history of Memphis’ enduring rap anthem

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 13, 2020 3:19 PM CT | Published: July 13, 2020 11:26 AM CT

Memphis rap's impassioned ode, Playa Fly's 1998 single "Nobody," is arguably as popular today as it was more than 20 years ago. Artists and experts share the story behind its staying power.


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Jared Boyd is a general assignment reporter with The Daily Memphian who can be found covering just about anything people in the Mid-South might find interesting. His friends call him "Jay B.," and you can, too.

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