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Lil Nas X’s ‘Montero’ Review. Plus: Grace’s Genre Quiz

Charles and Grace are joined by writer Chris Mench to break down the songs on ‘Montero’ that worked, Lil Nas X’s place in hip-hop, and more before Grace quizzes Charles on über-specific genres of music

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Kacey Musgraves’s ‘Star-Crossed,’ Baby Keem’s ‘The Melodic Blue,’ and Rap Protégés

‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’ host Rob Harvilla joins Charles and Grace to review ‘Star-Crossed’ before ‘Real Ones’ cohost Logan Murdock hops on the pod to discuss whether Kendrick Lamar’s cousin, Baby Keem, is the next big thing in hip-hop

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What Happened to Music Videos and the MTV VMAs?

As the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards near, Charles Holmes and Grace Spelman reminisce on music videos past before attempting to determine the art form’s current relevance

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‘Watch the Throne 2’? Plus: ‘Hey Arnold!’ Turns 25, Feat. Jim Lang

Charles Holmes and Justin Charity discuss the possibility of a ‘Watch the Throne 2’ before Lani Renaldo sits down with ‘Hey Arnold!’ composer Jim Lang to talk about the lasting impact of the show’s soundtrack

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Billie Eilish’s ‘Happier Than Ever’ Review, Plus Isaiah Rashad’s ‘The House Is Burning’

Kate Halliwell from ‘Tea Time’ joins the show to discuss Billie Eilish’s sophomore effort before journalist Jeff Weiss stops by to talk about Isaiah Rashad’s new album

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The Grace Episode! Party Playlist Rules, Plus the Cult of Steely Dan.

Grace Spelman and director Anthony Troli detail the dos and don’ts of controlling the aux cord at a party

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‘Space Jam’ Review and 9th Wonder

Charles and Grace discuss how the LeBron James–led movie’s soundtrack stacks up against the original’s

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Best of Music of 2021 (So Far). Plus: The Vince Staples Album

Charles and Grace are joined by producers Justin Sayles and Lani Renaldo to talk about the best albums and songs of 2021. Then, Charles and Julian Kimble discuss the Long Beach rapper’s unique storytelling abilities and his new album.

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Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Section 80’ 10 Years Later. Plus: ‘Fast and Furious’ the Musical.

Charles and Rap Portraits writer Yoh Phillips discuss Kendrick’s evolution as a rap icon and the legacy of his breakthrough mixtape. Then Grace details her experience diving into the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise for the first time.

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Who Will Have the Song of the Summer?

Charles Holmes and Grace Spelman debate which tracks will rule the coming months