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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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‘Take Care’ vs. ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’

Charles and Wos discuss whether ‘Take Care’ is a classic, the ghost-writing rumors surrounding ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’, and more

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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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‘So Far Gone’ vs. ‘Nothing Was the Same’

Charles Holmes and Wos Lambre are back to rank another set of Drake albums

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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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Instant Reactions to Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’

What do the hosts of ‘Rank Me Later’ think?

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Kanye West ‘Donda’ Reactions With Van Lathan

Charles Holmes also breaks down Kendrick Lamar’s return on Baby Keem’s "Family Ties" with Justin Sayles and Logan Murdock

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‘Views’ vs. ‘Scorpion’

This week on ‘Rank Me Later,’ Charles Holmes and Wosny Lambre take on Drake’s fourth and fifth studio albums

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The Long Battle Over Aaliyah’s Music. Plus: Lorde’s Sleepy ‘Solar Power’

Charles is joined by Hazel Cills to discuss the long journey to make Aaliyah’s music available to the public. Afterward, he reviews Lorde’s latest release, ‘Solar Power.’

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What Is Worse, ‘Thank Me Later’ or ‘More Life’?

On the inaugural episode of ‘Rank Me Later,’ Charles Holmes and Wosny Lambre debate Drake’s worst album—or, in this case, playlist

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Introducing ‘Rank Me Later: The Drake Albums’

Join ‘Ringer Music Show’ cohost Charles Holmes and ‘Full Court Fits’ host Wosny Lambre every Friday as they prepare for the imminent release of Drake’s sixth studio album, ‘Certified Lover Boy’

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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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How ‘Hey Arnold!’ and Its Iconic Score Introduced a Generation to Jazz

A conversation with composer Jim Lang, whose music challenged kids but also hooked them in

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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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The Jay-Z Song Draft

Charles and Wosny Lambre are joined by Paul Thompson to discuss, debate, and draft the best Jay-Z songs in honor of the 25th anniversary of ‘Reasonable Doubt’

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Instant Reactions to Tyler, the Creator’s ‘Call Me If You Get Lost’

Charles and Logan Murdock talk about their favorite song off the album, favorite feature, and Tyler’s evolution as an artist

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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

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Migos’s ‘Culture III’ Review. Plus: Can Lin-Manuel Miranda Rap?

Charles Holmes and Justin Charity critique the Atlanta rap trio’s new album, which features Drake, Cardi B, and more

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Critical Reevaluation: Are All Musicals Bad?

Plus, a conversation with Rostam about his new album, ‘Changephobia’

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Rostam and the Art of Evolution

The producer and multi-instrumentalist drops by ‘The Ringer Music Show’ to discuss his new album, ‘Changephobia,’ and why the upcoming generation holds so much power

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DMX’s ‘Exodus’ Review. Plus: Fixing Concerts.

Charles and Justin review DMX’s posthumous album before being joined by Grace Spelman to discuss concert-going in a post-pandemic world

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Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Sour’ Review. Plus: Is Pop-Punk Back?

Kate Halliwell and Lani Renaldo join Charles to talk about Rodrigo’s major label debut before Grace Spelman returns to the pod to discuss the state of pop-punk and more

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Cole Cuchna From ‘Dissect’ on J. Cole’s ‘The Off-Season.’ Plus: Saweetie.

Plus, Kevin O’Connor checks in to break down J. Cole’s professional basketball debut

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Instant Reactions to J. Cole’s ‘The Off-Season’

Charles invites music writer Paul Thompson to offer initial thoughts on J. Cole’s latest album and talk about Cole’s documentary, his past catalog, the Diddy incident, and more

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Ten Years of Odd Future and Tyler, the Creator’s ‘Goblin’ Anniversary

Plus, producer Lani Renaldo invites her family on to explain what it was like to grow up with a young, unknown Tyler

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‘Yasuke’ and the Rise of Anime Soundtracks, Feat. Flying Lotus and Kevin Penkin

Charles sits down with Grammy-nominated composer Flying Lotus to better understand how he scored ‘Yasuke.’ Then he talks with Milan Records senior vice president JC Chamboredon and composer Kevin Penkin to discuss the rise of anime in the U.S.

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Is Teejayx6 Really a Scammer? Plus: Young Thug’s Ski Challenge Fail

After watching HBO’s ‘Generation Hustle,’ both Charles and Grace question whether Teejayx6 is a bona fide scammer or simply an actor. Then, the pair break down Young Thug’s unsuccessful ski challenge and why it was a massive failure.

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Best Cartoon Musicals and ‘Arlo the Alligator Boy’

Charles and Grace break down what makes a great animated movie song before diving into their top-five favorite tracks