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
Mase
01:35:33

Without a doubt, Mason “Ma$e” Betha is one of the most polarizing artists in hip-hop. Nearly 20 years ago, the Bad Boy pin-up left Diddy’s house for the house of God. But like any true MC, Harlem native couldn’t leave the game alone and returned within five years. With a new renewed focus (and targets), Mase reflects on his legacy behind the music.


Original Pub date – Dec 18 , 2017

Aug 16, 2019
Daniel Caesar
01:01:31

Daniel Ceaser has benefited from northern exposure. Hailing from music hotbed Toronto, the R&B upstart has captivated hearts with his breakout project, Freudian. Taking a break from his sold out national tour, the crooner talks about his latest effort, stardom, inspirations, and Cam’Ron furs.



Original Pub date – Dec 11, 2017

Aug 09, 2019
DJ Premier
01:48:37

With a career spanning three decades, DJ Premier knows how to evolve with the times. Recently, the legendary producer hooked up with A$AP Ferg for his latest release, “Our Streets”. Beyond that, Preemo is also putting the finishing touches on his Royce Da 5’9 sequel, Phryme. Here, Preem discusses his future, past, and present.


Original Pub date – Dec 4, 2017



Aug 02, 2019
Fabolous & Jadakiss
01:14:58

Veteran MCs are built to last. And with over 20 years of rhymes under their belt, Jadakiss and Fabolous are sturdier than ever with their collaborative effort, Friday On Elm Street. Guest starring Swizz Beatz, French Montana and Future, the New York bred lyricists evolve their pens to address social and economic issues. Listen up, young OGs.


Original Pub date – Nov 27, 2017


Jul 24, 2019
Quality Control
01:00:57

2017 was a banner year for Quality Control. Established in 2013 by Coach K and Pierre “Pee” Thomas, the label’s flagship stars Migos, scored their first set of number ones (Culture; “Bad And Bojuee”) Meanwhile, signee Lil Yachty became a spokesman for Sprite and Target. With acts like Rich The Kid and Lil Baby waiting in the wing, K and Pee reflect on the past 52 weeks and more.


Original Pub date – Nov 20, 2017


Jul 19, 2019
Steve Stoute Part 2
00:53:47

Steve Stoute’s focused, man. After years of shepherding the careers of Nas, Foxy Brown, and The Track Masters, Stoute’s returning to music with his new company, United Masters. Connecting brands has always been Stoute’s expertise. As founder of the Translation ad agency, he united Dapper Dan and Gucci following a fashion uproar this summer. Here, The Commissioner speaks on his journey and the road ahead.

Original Pub date – Nov 13 , 2017

Jul 12, 2019
Steve Stoute Part 1
00:57:06

Steve Stoute’s focused, man. After years of shepherding the careers of Nas, Foxy Brown, and The Track Masters, Stoute’s returning to music with his new company, United Masters. Connecting brands has always been Stoute’s expertise. As founder of the Translation ad agency, he united Dapper Dan and Gucci following a fashion uproar this summer. Here, The Commissioner speaks on his journey and the road ahead.


Original Pub date – Nov 13 , 2017

Jul 05, 2019
Russ Part 2
00:49:16

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 28, 2019
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