Rap Radar

By Elliott Wilson and Brian ‘B.Dot’ Miller/Tidal

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A relaunch of the home of hip-hop’s most revealing interviews. Both Wilson and Miller are true journalists who do an immense amount of research, know how to listen and are driven to get the answers to the questions hip-hop fans want to know.



Episode Date
Russ Part 1
00:58:16

Russ talks a big game. And with two platinum singles and a gold album so far this year, the Atlanta native knows how to back it up. After months on the road, Russ is back in New York with a lot to get off his mind. In front of a live audience, the self-proclaimed DIY pioneer touches on his banner year, music idols, Joe Budden, industry plants, and more.

Original Pub date – Oct 19 , 2017

Jun 21, 2019
Belly
01:00:22

Belly has an insatiable appetite. Sporting a leaner physique, the Canadian MC plans to eat MCs and critics with his Boi-1da produced project, Mumble Rap. In the meanwhile, he's enjoying the success of his estrogen fueled single, "P.O.P." Here, the XO songwriter speak on his new offering, penning songs for Beyoncé, The Weeknd, Canadian dominance and more!


Original Publication Date: Oct 6, 2017

May 21, 2019
9th Wonder and Young Guru
01:18:39

9th Wonder and Young Guru are currently the best tag team in hip hop. Together, the production titans executive produced Rapsody's latest release, Leila's Wisdom. Individually, Guru's set to hit the road with Jay Z this fall. Meanwhile, 9th continues his role as a professor at Duke University. Here, the tandem speak on Rapsody's album, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z, teaching, and more!



Original Pub date – Sep 27 , 2017

Apr 08, 2019
JAY-Z Part 2
01:01:31

Impact. That's what happened when JAY-Z dropped his 13th platinum album, 4:44. Released exclusively on TIDAL and debuting later at number one on Billboard, the album is considered by many to be his best and most revealing work to date. In a rare extensive sit down, Hov discusses the making of 4:44, Black entrepreneurship, misconceptions, Kanye West, fatherhood, his classic material, and so much more.


Original Pub date – Aug 25 , 2017

Mar 27, 2019
JAY-Z Part 1
01:09:40

Impact. That's what happened when JAY-Z dropped his 13th platinum album, 4:44. Released exclusively on TIDAL and debuting later at number one on Billboard, the album is considered by many to be his best and most revealing work to date. In a rare extensive sit down, Hov discusses the making of 4:44, Black entrepreneurship, misconceptions, Kanye West, fatherhood, his classic material, and so much more.

Original Pub date – Aug 18 , 2017


Mar 14, 2019
A$AP Twelvyy
01:03:04

A$AP Twelvyy knows good things come to those that wait. And after witnessing the rise of A$AP members, Rocky and Ferg, the Bronx native finally got his shot with his debut album, 12. Inspired by his hometown, 12 chronicles Twelvyy's upbringing while revisiting sounds from the city's dominant years. Here, Twelvyy speaks on his music, influences, A$AP Yams, branding and more!

Original Pub date – Aug 17, 2017

Feb 19, 2019
Bun B
01:46:29

Bun B, where have you been?! After a lengthy hiatus from the rap scene, the Trill OG is back with his new fiery return single, "GameTime," an upcoming EP and LP on the way. In a candid conversation, Bun speaks on his personal battles with depression, the loss of Pimp C, classic songs like Jay-Z's "Big Pimpin" and UGK's featuring OutKast "International Players Anthem" and so much more.


Original Pub date – Aug 15 2017

Jan 25, 2019
J.I.D.
00:48:54

J.I.D. is having a great rookie season. Earlier this year, the East Atlanta product signed to J.Cole's Dreamville label. Shortly after, he released his acclaimed debut, The Never Story. Since then, he's served as supporting act for Cole's nationwide, 4 Your Eyez Only tour. Before taking the stage at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, J.I.D. talks about his come-up, tour life, Dame Dash, Kendrick Lamar, Leonardo DiCaprio and more.

Original Pub date – Aug 9, 2017

Jan 18, 2019
Irv Gotti
01:39:09

Irv Gotti's murdering the game again. After ruling the airwaves in the early 2000s, the Murder Inc. boss has returned with his hit television series, TALES. But music still masters and this spring, he relaunched his storied label with 300 Entertainment. Here, Gotti talks about his new show, production, former artists, and more!


Original Pub Date - August 4, 2017

Dec 26, 2018
N.O.R.E & DJ EFN
01:43:37

N.O.R.E. isn't banned from TV anymore. Alongside partner DJ EFN, the duo have turned their Drink Champs podcast into one of the most successful programs on REVOLT. N.O. has also expanded his brand with cooking show on yet to be announced network. Months after celebrating the 20th anniversary of his landmark album, The War Report, N.O.R.E. talks about his new ventures, JAY-Z, classic material, and more.

Original Pub date - August 1, 2017

Dec 19, 2018
Vic Mensa
01:11:30

Vic Mensa's got a story to tell. But instead of putting it in a book, the Chicago rapper is waxing poetic on his debut album, The Autobiography. Featuring collaborations from rap heavyweights No ID and Pharrell, Vic logs accounts of love, death, and everything in between. Here, the Roc Nation rookie speaks on his creative process, former relationships, studio sessions and more.


Original Publication Date: July 28, 2018


Dec 03, 2018
Cardi B
01:04:38

Cardi B's already a legend in two games. After conquering reality television and social media, the Bronx native has taken her talents to Atlantic Records. Following two celebrated mixtape releases, she recently struck gold with her chart setting single, "Bodak Yellow". Here Cardi, talks about wanting respect, rap stardom, and more!


Original Publication Date: July 14, 2017


Nov 28, 2018
Macklemore
01:11:10

Rap Radar Podcast connects with Macklemore to find out why he decided to separate from producer Ryan Lewis and go solo with his next album. The Seattle rap star also details his everyday struggle with drugs, the Kendrick Lamar Grammy incident backlash and overcoming the sophomore jinx.


Nov 21, 2018
Benny Boom
01:31:32

Our first guest is the director of the 2Pac biopic, All Eyez On Me, Benny Boom who tells all about the making of the film and explains how Nicki Minaj got him back in the hip hop music video game.


Oct 13, 2018