Rap Radar Podcast

Rap Radar Podcast

Hip hop's premier website connects with our culture's most important voices. Hosted by Elliott Wilson and Brian "B.Dot" Miller.

  • Saturday, January 14th
  • EP 89: A$AP Rocky & A$AP Ferg

    Although It's been two years since the passing of A$AP Yams, his presence is still felt. A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg are ensuring it remains that way with their annual Yams Day concert at Madison Square Garden. In this candid conversation, the Harlem duo speak on Yams' legacy, new music, fashion, cougars, run-ins with the law and more!
  • Tuesday, December 27th, 2016
  • EP 88: Lin Manuel Miranda

    There aren't too many people that had better 2016 than Lin-Manuel Miranda. After winning the Pulitzer Prize for his Broadway blockbuster Hamilton, the New York native scored the Disney film Moana and released the chart topping album, The Hamilton Mixtape. The project features some of the game's most celebrated names. Closing out 2016, Lin discusses his presence on the Great White Way, success, Alexander Hamilton, Trump presidency, hip-hop and much more.
  • Monday, December 19th, 2016
  • EP 87: Dave Free

    Dave Free doesn't do interviews. That's because as president of Top Dawg Entertainment, he's busy overseeing the careers of his growing roster. In fact, this year has been especially hectic with the release of projects from Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad, and Lance Skiiiwalker. Braving the New York cold, the LA native speaks on his productive 2016, Grammy nominations, Obama, trolling, validation, and more. 
  • Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
  • EP 86: Ab-Soul

    After sitting two years on the bench, Ab-Soul's back in the game with his long-awaited fourth album, Do What Thou Wilt. Inspired by women, the Black Lip Bastard promises to give new meaning to gender equality. Back in NYC, Soulo opens up about his new project, TDE family, writing process, theology, and so much more.
  • Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
  • EP 85: Tech N9ne

    When it comes to business, Tech N9ne is a boardroom bully. For close to 20 years, he's applied his hands on approach as CEO of independent juggernaut, Strange Music. Outside of the office, Tech is set to release his 17th album, The Storm. The project features guest stars from across all genres. In this in depth chat, Tech speaks on his new music, family, collaborations, independence, Lil Wayne, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and more.
  • Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
  • EP 84: Erykah Badu

    Erykah Badu's a trip. In fact, she'll be conducting the hippest trip in America as returning host/producer of the Soul Train Music Awards. But that’s not the only thing that's been keeping Ms. Badu busy. In addition to her appearance on D.R.A.M.'s self titled debut, she returned to the silver screen in The Land. Back in New York, Erykah talks about her children, 1997, inspirations, J Dilla and so much more.
  • Friday, November 18th, 2016
  • Ep 83: Rapsody

    Rapsody knows a woman's worth. After signing with Roc Nation this past summer, the North Carolina native puts the ladies first on her new EP, Crown. Under the guidance of mentor 9th Wonder, the project features some of the game's most eclectic voices. A day after the release, Rap speaks on her music, Jay Z, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Lauryn Hill and more.
  • Friday, November 11th, 2016
  • EP 82: Russ

    For over a decade, Russ' calling card has been independence. Dubbed the "DIY Pioneer,” the Atlanta rookie is a one man gang who records, produces, and engineers his own music. An example of his craftsmanship can be found on his breakout hit, "What They Want". Following a sold out performance in New York City, Russ speaks on his self efficiency, media gripes, come up, family, songwriting, competition, finances and more!
  • Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
  • EP 81: Salaam Remi

    Versatility has been a major key throughout SaLaAM ReMi's career. From Super Cat to Nas, the Queens producer has left his fingerprints on some of music's greatest recordings. More recently, he self produced the hip-hop trio No Panty (Joell Ortiz, Bodega Bamz, and Nitty Scott) project. Celebrating his 30th year in the game, SaLaAM discusses his formative years, working with the Fugees, Nas, Amy Winehouse, Miguel, Mack Wilds and more.
  • Thursday, October 20th, 2016
  • EP 80: Kyambo “Hip Hop” Joshua

    Amongst rap fans, Kyambo "Hip-Hop" Joshua is known as Biggs' brother and No I.D.'s friend. But behind the scenes, Hip Hop curated the sound of Roc-A-Fella Records and was the first to sign Kanye West as a producer and an artist. These days, the Harlem native is busy executive producing Nas' highly anticipated album. On the eve of the Roc-A-Fella pop up grand opening, Hop discusses Esco's next project, Jay Z's discography, Kanye’s evolution, Lil Wayne, Gee Roberson and so much more.
  • Thursday, October 13th, 2016
  • EP 79: Cortez Bryant

    If there were a secret to success, Cortez Bryant probably has the answers. As a member of the Maverick management firm, Tez has branded the careers of hip-hop superstars of Drake, Nicki Minaj, G-Eazy and childhood friend Lil Wayne. More recently, he saw the release of Weezy's memoir, Gone Til November. Here, Tez details the financial fiasco behind Lil Wayne and Cash Money Records, Birdman's business practices, Weezys rise, G-Eazy, Tyga and more.
  • Monday, October 10th, 2016
  • EP 78: DJ Mustard

    For the most part, it's been a quiet for summer for DJ Mustard. Making up for the lost time, the Los Angeles native reconciled with longtime partner YG and released his new album, Cold Summer. Outside of hip-hop, he produced the biggest hit of his career with Rihanna's "Needed Me". In this in depth chat, Mr. 10 Summers speaks on his new album, depression, RiRi, touring, YG, EDM, family, label and more. It's Mustard on a podcast, yo!
  • Friday, October 7th, 2016
  • EP 77: Bill Adler

    History is made everyday. Thankfully, Bill Adler has been around long enough to preserve most of it. As the first publicist for Def Jam Records, Bill's been collecting hip-hop photographs and memorabilia for the over 30 years. Recently, he sold a majority of his collection to the Smithsonian's newly minted National Museum of African American History and Culture. Here, Bill speaks on his pioneering tenure, collection, Lyor Cohen, Russell Simmons, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, and more 
  • Thursday, October 6th, 2016
  • EP 76: Lecrae

    There's a war going on outside and Lecrae is putting himself on the front line. In addition to his contribution on The Birth of A Nation soundtrack, the Houston native raged against the machine with an emotional freestyle at this year's BET Hip Hop Awards. Weeks before his Destination Tour, the Grammy award winning stops by to talk about his religion, misconceptions, celebrity, independence and more
  • Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
  • EP 75: Prodigy

    On and off mic, Prodigy of Mobb Deep has been putting his lifetime in between the paper lines. And recently, he returned to the literary world with his new book, Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook. The book features recipes and anecdotes from his three year bid. Putting down the apron, P discusses his culinary skills, Mobb Deep, their classic catalogue, Diddy, verses, past beefs, new media, & more.
  • Monday, October 3rd, 2016
  • EP 74: Common

    Common wears many hats. Not only is he one of the most revered MCs in the game, but he's also a celebrated actor, author, and Academy Award winner. Weeks before the release of his 11th album, Black America Again, Com chats with us about his new project, upcoming film roles, Ice Cube, Kanye West, J Dilla, classic albums, and more.
  • Friday, September 30th, 2016
  • EP 73: Sickamore

    There aren't too many mixtape DJs that have transitioned from the streets to label suites. But since 2014, Sickamore has served as Vice President of A&R and Creative Director at Epic Records. More recently, the Brooklyn native curated Travis Scott's chart topper 'Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight' and YG 'Still Brazy'. In this lengthy chat, Sick discusses his mixtape origins, A&R roles, Nicki Minaj, Bill Clinton, photography and more.
  • Thursday, September 29th, 2016
  • EP 72: D.R.A.M.

    Go ahead, call it a comeback. A year after being written off as a one hit wonder, Big Baby D.R.A.M. has defied the odds with his double platinum hit, "Broccoli". Currently on his The Spread Love tour, the Virginia native chops it up about his success, come-up, co-signs, upbringing, and more
  • Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
  • EP 71: Andre Harrell

    It's hard to think where Black music would be without Andre Harrell. As the founder of Uptown Records, he launched the careers of former intern Sean “Puffy” Combs—signed Mary J. Blige, Jodeci, and Heavy D—and birthed the sub-genres, New Jack Swing and Hip Hop Soul. These days as Vice Chairman of Revolt TV, Harrell is curating the upcoming third annual Revolt Music Conference. Thankfully, Mr. Champagne & Bubbles took some time to talk past, present and future. Cheers!
  • Monday, September 26th, 2016
  • EP 70: Kevin Liles

    He's been a power broker in the business of music for over three decades, and Kevin Liles—author, executive, trendsetter, leader—is just gettin’ started. Fresh off the second year anniversary of indie juggernaut 300 Entertainment, the Baltimore native speaks on the success of 300, the challenges and triumphs of entrepreneurship, his long friendship with Lyor Cohen, and his own Def Jam presidency days (back when Jay Z, DMX and Ja Rule ruled). Plus: Liles talks about the new adventures of Young Thug, Fetty Wap, and much, much more.
  • Thursday, September 8th, 2016
  • EP 69: A-Boogie, Don Q & HighBridge

    New York City hip-hop is under new management. And at the heart of the revival are Highbridge The Label stars, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Don Q. Last month, Boogie, armed with his hit "My Shit," opened up for Drake on the  remaining three nights of his Summer Sixteen tour at Madison Square Garden. Meanwhile, Q has the airwaves ablaze with radio freestyles. Joined by label founders QP and Bubba, the Bronx rookies speak on success, fame, women, and everything in between.
  • Thursday, August 25th, 2016
  • EP 68: DJ Clark Kent

    It's scary to think of what hip hop would've become without the presence of Brooklyn's finest DJ Clark Kent. One of the culture's greatest mixers behind the turntables, Clark was instrumental in the careers of Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G., Dame Dash, and countless others. And he's got the stories prove it! On the eve of his upcoming Ultimate Sneaker Expo (Yes Clark's footwear passion is on par with his music collection prowess), Clark weighs on everything from Spike Lee's role in the explosion of sneaker culture, the musical greatness of Kanye West and how Dave East's upcoming project may have sparked his return to production. Listen and learn!
  • Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
  • EP 67: Eif Rivera

    If you watched a hip-hop music video lately, chances are Eif Rivera directed it. Since 2011, The Bronx native has created visuals for some of the biggest names in rap. More recently, he filmed visuals for Fat Joe ("All The Way Up", "Cookin") and DJ Khaled ("Nas Album Done)". Taking a break from shooting, Eif talks about breaking into directing, creating logos for Big Pun and Young Jeezy, and working with 50 Cent, Fat Joe, Future, DJ Khaled, Nas, Nicki Minaj and Diddy.
  • Monday, August 22nd, 2016
  • EP 66: Young M.A

    Brooklyn has a new leading lady. After years of padding YouTube with freestyles, Young M.A. has the internet and streets going nuts with her salacious hit, "OOOUUU". Back in her hometown, M.A talks about her lead single, Jadakiss, 50 Cent, Empire, childhood, family, sexuality, touring and more.
  • Friday, August 19th, 2016
  • EP 65: No Guests! 2

    Hold up wait a minute, you thought we were finished? Never that! We're still celebrating our one year anniversary and got some more of our previous guests on the horn. Listen to new conversations and exclusive information from LA Reid, Remy Ma, Big Boi, Mac Miller, Yo Gotti, Uncle Murda, Charlamange Tha God, Just Blaze, and Rick Ross. We're the biggest!
  • Friday, August 12th, 2016
  • EP 64: No Guests!

    Do you know what today it is? It's our anniversary. That's right after a year of delivering conversation excellence, Elliott Wilson and Brian "B.Dot" Miller just wanna kick back and reflect on their past accomplishments. No photographer in the studio this time. And more importantly, no in-studio guests. That's right, no guests! But hey the Rap Radar Boyz can't help it if some folks wanna dial in and check up on 'em. Ha! Listen up!
  • Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
  • EP 63: Slim Thug

    Slim Thug's about his business. And days before the release of his new album, Hogg Life: American King Vol. 4, the Houston tycoon is in town sharing the art of his independent hustle. In this candid chat, Thugga talks about his latest release, Houston explosion, entrepreneurship, fame, labels, Beyonce, Pharrell, Jay Z, Z-Ro parenting, women, and Anthony Bourdain.
  • Friday, July 29th, 2016
  • EP 62: DJ Khaled

    The biggest podcast of your life! On the eve of the release of his ninth album, Major Key, DJ Khaled visits the Rap Radar Boyz and they have some serious cloth talk. Simply put, The Snap Chat King delivers his greatest interview of all time. Don't ever play yourself. Listen!
  • Thursday, July 28th, 2016
  • EP 61: Memphis Bleek & Manolo Rose

    After a career being in the spotlight, Memphis Bleek is stepping behind the mic as CEO of his newly minted Warehouse Music Group/Roc Nation. He's also spreading love the Brooklyn way with flagship artist, Manolo Rose & newcomer Casanova. Now with the ink dry, Bleek speaks on his new brand's goals, bankruptcy rumors, uniting Jay Z and Fat Joe, marketing Dusse, his plug brother N.O.R.E., Beanie Sigel, hit records and more.
  • Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
  • EP 60: Ty Dolla $ign

    Inspired by the upcoming Presidential election and the killings of African-American men by police, Ty Dolla $ign is preparing to release his new project, Campaign. Fresh off Future's Purple Reign tour, The Taylor Gang hookmaster hasn't slowed down since the release of his Free TC album. During a quick stop in the city, Ty speaks on his cancelled show with Nas, his incarcerated brother, songwriting, past friction between friends YG and DJ Mustard and hilarious encounters with Babyface and Stevie Wonder.
  • Thursday, July 21st, 2016
  • EP 59: Jermaine Dupri

    The unsung is back on top. This summer, So So Def Records founder Jermaine Dupri has takin' over our television screens with his two reality series', "The Rap Game" and "Music Moguls". But don't get twisted, JD isn't forgetting his roots. Later this year, he plans to release a collaborative mixtape with Da Brat. While making his rounds, the multi-platinum producer spoke on his new programs, Usher, Kanye West, Notorious B.I.G., Jay Z and more.
  • Thursday, July 14th, 2016
  • EP 58: ScHoolboy Q

    Two years after his successful breakthrough, ScHoolboy Q has a renewed focus with his short film and album, Blank Face LP. But things weren't always this clear for the TDE signee. In the midst of raising his 7-year-old daughter and kicking his drug addiction, he contemplated about quitting rap. Following a recent NY performance, Q talks his new project, estranged family, Top Dawg, finances, Kanye West, Stat Quo, Anderson Paak and more.
  • Monday, July 11th, 2016
  • EP 57: Z-Ro

    The King of the Ghetto is out of his element. Surrounded by New York City skyscrapers, Z-Ro has made the journey from his native Houston to support his 19th album, Drankin' & Drivin'. Making the most of his stay, he reunited with longtime producer Mike Dean on the police brutality ode, "No Justice No Peace". But before heading back to the Lone Star state, Ro talks to us about regional success, family, DJ Screw, Drake, baby mama drama, Mo City Don freestyle and more! Awwready!
  • Friday, July 8th, 2016
  • EP 56: Wyclef Jean

    From hip-hop to pop, Wyclef Jean has been blending genres his entire career. After a controversial political run in his homeland of Haiti, the preacher's son has returned to music with his upcoming album, The Carnival 3. But in the meantime, The Fugees frontman is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his groups's landmark, The Score. Plus Clef talks to us about production, Ras Baraka, Beyonce, The Rock, Whitney Houston, Shakira, Canibus and much more.
  • Friday, July 1st, 2016
  • EP 55: Jonathan Mannion

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, photographer Jonathan Mannion has a lot to say. For over two decades, the Ohio native has shot some of the most iconic images in hip-hop and pop culture. In addition to celebrating the 20th anniversary of Jay Z's Reasonable Doubt, he was recently commissioned to shoot the artwork for DJ Khaled and Gucci Mane's upcoming albums. Hours before his gallery showcase, Mannion talks about his storied career, finances, magazine shoots, Eminem, Afeni Shakur, 50 Cent, licensing, and more!
  • Monday, June 20th, 2016
  • EP 54: O.T. Genasis

    Don't call it a comeback—or, maybe you should. With the success of his breakthrough single "CoCo", O.T. Genasis was written off as a one hit wonder. Proving naysayers wrong, the Long Beach native bounced back with a new anthem called "Cut It." Before performing at the Palms Hotel's Ditch Fridays pool party, O.T. chops it up about his recent success, making big records, Busta Rhymes, G-Unit, Beyonce, fatherhood, critics, and more.
  • Thursday, June 9th, 2016
  • EP 53: Jim Jones

    Despite being the most vocal member of The Diplomats, Jim Jones has been quietly at work. Fresh off hiatus, the Harlem heavyweight has reemerged with his new album, The Kitchen. But from beyond the stove, Capo has been recently takin' heat from Dipset frontman, Cam'Ron. Mobbing through the city, Jomo speaks on his new music, childhood, Nas, Jay Z, Dame Dash, Max B, and much more.
  • Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
  • EP 52: Shyne

    With so much drama in NYC, Shyne knows what it's like to be in the center of it all. 15 years to the day of his 10 year prison sentence, the former Bad Boy star is finally at peace with his infamous Club NY shooting and ex-label boss Diddy. In fact, he even made a recent appearance at the Bad Boy Anniversary concert. Phoning in from Belize, Po speaks on reconciling with Puff, signing to Bad Boy, music, incarceration, deportation, Jay Z, Wolf Jones, Kanye West, and the Troy Ave incident.
  • Thursday, May 19th, 2016
  • EP 51: The Lox

    It's been a long time coming, but after reconciling with Diddy, The Lox are hitting the road as part of the Bad Boy reunion tour. But the trio aren't just celebrating the past. Later this year, they're set to release their long awaited junior album, We Are The Streets 2. But Before their New York performance at the Barclays Center, Jadakiss, Styles P, and Sheek Louch reminisce on their formative years, Diddy, fights, work ethic, Roc-A-Fella battle and more.
  • Monday, May 9th, 2016
  • EP 50: Alicia Keys

    Good things come to those that wait. And after a four year hiatus, Alicia Keys is back with an irresistible single, "In Common" and upcoming album. But before hitting the Saturday Night Live stage, the 15 time Grammy Award winner spoke to us about her new music, musical direction, writing process, Prince memories, judging on The Voice, motivation, hits, family, lost Beyonce video, and more!
  • Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
  • EP 49: Freddie Gibbs

    Freddie Gibbs in an independent powerhouse. In fact, the Gary Indiana native is currently on a national sold out tour in support of last year's release, Shadow of a Doubt. But things weren't always this smooth. Two years ago, he survived an assassination attempt in New York City. Back in the Big Apple for the first time since, Gangsta Gibbs talks about his latest project, touring, fame, fatherhood, social media, family, and tons more.
  • EP 48: Just Blaze

    Without question, Just Blaze is one of hip-hop's greatest producers. And recently he furthered his legacy with "Freedom" off Beyonce's LEMONADE. But when Just isn't on on the boards, he's DJing at music festivals and clubs around the globe. Fresh off a flight, Mr. Smith discusses his latest placement, click bait, business ventures, longevity, stashed songs, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Jay Electronica, lawsuits, finances and more!
  • Thursday, April 21st, 2016
  • EP 47: Complex Media

    When it comes to multimedia, Complex has the game on smash. And recently, the house that Marc Ecko built has been acquired by Verizon and Hearst publishing as part of a multimillion dollar deal. At the forefront of everything are editors, Noah Callahan-Bever and Joe La Puma. Days after their acquisition, the tandem speak on their new partners, media evolution, journalism, backlash and more.
  • Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
  • EP 46: Organized Noize

    Atlanta production trio Organized Noize have shaped the careers of some the biggest names in music. But now Rico Wade, Sleepy Brown, and Ray Murray get to tell their story with their stellar documentary, Art of Organized Noize. Jet setting to their native Atlanta, the triumvirate discuss their doc, production, Outkast, Goodie Mob, Future, national acceptance, finances, and more.
  • Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
  • EP 45: Twenty88

    Hip hop has a new dynamic duo. After years of collaborating, Big Sean and Jhene Aiko bottle their magic on their acclaimed debut, Twenty88. Released exclusively on TIDAL, the project explores the highs and lows of relationships and requited love. Journeying to Los Angeles, the tandem speak on the album, K-Ci & JoJo, Diane Warren, Bryson Tiller, Lionel Richie, solo work, and lots more!
  • Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
  • EP 44: Kareem "Biggs" Burke

    For years, Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Kareem "Biggs" Burke has remained behind the scenes. But now, the Harlem native is finally breaking his silence and returning to the fashion world with his clothing line, Fourth of November. In a rare sit-down, Hoffa talks about his latest venture, building the Roc, Reasonable Doubt, incarceration, Kanye West, Jay Z, Dame Dash, Emory Jones, OG Juan, Pusha T and more.
  • Thursday, March 24th, 2016
  • EP 43: Flatbush Zombies

    The Flatbush Zombies are rising from the underground. On the heels of their national tour, the Brooklyn trio are putting the industry on notice with their chart-topping debut, 3001: A Laced Odyssey. Before hitting the road, Meech, Juice, and Erick talk about the success of the album, misconceptions, independence, production, Spike Lee, Usher, and more.
  • Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
  • EP 42: N.O.R.E.

    With nearly two decades in the game, N.O.R.E.'s still on the run eating. But these days his plate his bigger than ever. In addition to bringing his Drinking Champs podcast to, the Queens native is also releasing his new mixtape, Drunk Uncle. Fresh off flight , N.O. talks about his new endeavors, Jay Z, hating independece, Michael Jordan, Nas, Lyor Cohen, beefs, and so much more!
  • Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
  • EP 41: Angie Martinez

    For over 20 years, Angie Martinez has been the Voice of New York. But now the veteran jock is stepping into the literary world with her memoir, My Voice. With the forward written by J.Cole, Angie discusses her journey in radio, motherhood, conflicts and everything in between. Following the taping of her show, Angie talks about the process of writing a book, Pres. Obama, Jay Z, engagement, Wendy Williams, Funkmaster Flex, and tons more.
  • Friday, March 11th, 2016
  • EP 40: Mack Wilds

    Mack Wilds is the hardest working man in show business. Not only is he starring in the upcoming VH1 series The Breaks, but this spring, he'll begin filming the new Fox series, Shots Fired. But make no mistake, music is still Mack's passion and he's ready to follow up his fantastic debut, New York: A Love Story. Over cups of champagne, Mack speaks on acting roles, Michael Jackson, SaLaAM ReMi, meeting Michael Jordan, joining Roc Nation, The Wire, and so much more.
  • Thursday, March 3rd, 2016
  • EP 39: Fat Joe & Remy Ma

    Thanks to Fat Joe and Remy Ma, The Bronx will have a new tale this summer. After reconciling, the former Terror Squad members are set to release their debut collabo, Platas o Plomo. Led by the irresistible single "All The Way Up", the duo are poised to recapture the magic of the TS' glory days. In our longest interview yet, the tandem speak on collaborating, incarcerations, Big Pun, DJ Khaled, past beefs, Jay Z, Love & Hip-Hop, Market America, finances, favorite records, and more! The BX is in the building!
  • Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016
  • EP 38: Bryson Tiller

    It's him! Since the release of his excellent TRAPSOUL, Bryson Tiller has earned his spot as the hottest name in R&B. In fact, the Kentucky native is so in demand that he recently added another date to his sold out Radio City Music Hall concerts this April. But before taking over Manhattan again, Pen Griffey is here to talk about his meteoric rise, Drake, fame, songwriting process, fatherhood, grind, and burning down his grandmother's home.
  • Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
  • EP 37: Yo Gotti

    Yo Gotti's got social media going nuts. On the heels of the biggest record of his career, "Down In The DM," Mr. Memphis is ready to unleash his new album, The Art of Hustle. Offline, the Pyrex King is bringing fans to his hometown and sharing his family ties in the Born Hustler documentary. During a pitstop in New York, Gotti speaks on his longevity, recent success, collaborators, finances and much more.
  • Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
  • EP 36: Dave East

    Harlem's on the rise and Dave East is at the forefront of the NY rap scene. Following the release of his excellent mixtape, Hate Me Now, East is jacking for beats with his weekly Eastmix series. But when he's not commandeering instrumentals, the Uptown rookie is lending verses for Trey Songz, Meek Mill, and Fabolous. Along with his manager Wayno, East talks about his impact, signing with Nas, family upbringing, fatherhood, perception and so much more.
  • Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
  • EP 35: Anderson .Paak

    It's been a busy 2016 for Anderson .Paak. 48 hours ago, the Cali native announced that he signed to Dr. Dre's legendary label, Aftermath Entertainment. A few weeks earlier, he released his fantastic indie offering, Malibu. Before embarking on the European leg of his Off The Ground tour, Anderson talks about working with the Doc, Compton contributions, DJ Premier, writing process, family, and more. Yes Lord!
  • Monday, January 25th, 2016
  • EP 34: Timbaland

    For over two decades, super producer Timbaland has been one of the game's most celebrated hit makers. But instead of resting on his laurels, Timbo is adding on to his legacy with the release of his memoir The Emperor of Sound, King Stays King mixtape, and executive role on the hit series Empire. Joined by his artists Blaze and Tweezie, Tim discusses his latest ventures, maturity, "Big Pimpn'" lawsuit, Jay-Z, reconciling with Rick Ross, Pharrell, Missy Elliott, Justin Timberlake, Bryson Tiller, Tink, and lots more!
  • Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
  • EP 33: Lil Uzi Vert, DJ Drama & Don Cannon

    As part of the DJ collective The Aphilliates, DJ Drama and Don Cannon have been instrumental in breaking new talent. Enter the duo's latest prospect, North Philly fire-starter Lil Uzi Vert, whose mixtape Luv Is Rage is igniting a new generation of hip-hop fans. While in New York, the triumvirate discuss their partnership, Drama and Cannon's infamous mixtape raid, Drake reference track controversy, and tons more.
  • Thursday, January 14th, 2016
  • EP 32: Terrace Martin

    For nearly two decades, Terrace Martin's been the bridging gap of jazz and rap. Thanks to his work on Kendrick Lamar's critically-acclaimed To Pimp A Butterfly, the Los Angeles native is up for several Grammy Awards including album of the year. While putting the finishing touches on his upcoming project Velvet Portraits, Terrace speaks on his relationship with Kendrick and TDE, Jay Leno, YG, Diane Warren, Tru Life and so much more.
  • Friday, January 8th, 2016
  • EP 31: Uncle Murda

    Uncle Murda has never been one to hold his tongue. The Brooklyn underground rap vet is on a career high with his clever no holds barred recap of 2015 and a fresh new collaboration with Future.
    In vivid detail, Murda talks about signing with Jay-Z and LA Reid, being managed by Chris Lighty, the real story being shot, battles with police and much more. Plus he weighs in on our Rap Radar Lists.
  • Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
  • EP 30: Troy Ave

    Whether you love him or hate him, Troy Ave has been a strong force in the NY rap scene for the past few years. Days after releasing his new mixtape, White Christmas 3, Troy, along with his manager Hovain and BSB Records artist Young Lito, reflect on their banner year, media scrutiny, family, diligence, relationships, endorsements, criticism, and so much more. Powder!

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