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Ranking the Best Rappers Over 40. Plus: Freddie Gibbs.

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Freddie Gibbs Bet on Himself and Won

The Gary, Indiana, native talks about his career and his latest album and major label debut, ‘$oul $old $eparately’

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Jemele Hill on the Malika Andrews Discourse. Plus, Rachel Dolezal’s OnlyFans Leak

Van and Rachel also have a discussion on Hurricane Ian’s impact on Florida and the life and career of Coolio

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What Happened at Rolling Loud, ‘Entergalatic’ and ‘The Outfit’

Justin and Micah catch each other up on their favorite recent movies and TV shows

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Rap Beef

Charles and Clover Hope discuss the phenomenon, and talk beef-stirrers such as Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Drake, and Kanye

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2007 Song Draft

Charles Holmes teams up with ‘Dissect’ host Cole Cuchna and producer Justin Sayles to draft the songs you probably had on your iPod in 2007

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Reexamining Kanye West’s ‘Graduation’ on Its 15th Anniversary

Justin, Logan, and Charles look back on the rapper’s third album

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The Tragedy of PnB Rock’s Death, and Robert Sarver’s Suspension

Van and Rachel discuss the killing of rapper PnB Rock

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Pop Culture History Lesson: Kanye West Calls Out President Bush Over Hurricane Katrina

Wos and Van look back on Kanye West’s assertion during an NBC telethon in the wake of Hurricane Katrina that President George W. Bush doesn’t care about Black people

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‘GOD DID’ and Hov Did

Justin and Micah also discuss what Khaled projects represent nowadays

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The Race for 2022’s Best Rap Album

Charles and Justin talk JID, Danger Mouse and Black Thought, Roc Marciano, and more

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Mississippi Water Crisis and Serena the Great

Van and Rachel also discuss Jay-Z’s relationship with capitalism

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Crowning the Best Kendrick Lamar Song of All Time on the ‘Last Song Standing’ Finale

It’s all built up to this: the final installment of the first season of our collab with Cole Cuchna from ‘Dissect,’ where he and Charles name the best K-Dot song of all time

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JID Just Dropped a Rap Album of the Year Front-Runner

With ‘The Forever Story,’ Dreamville rapper is making good on the promise he’s showed for a half-decade

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‘Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby,’ FN Meka, and More

Justin and Micah also talk ‘Prey’ and ‘House of the Dragon’

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“I’ve Never Wanted to Be a Rapper So Much in My Life”: Joey Bada$$ Is Back and All Grown Up

The Brooklyn MC discusses his album ‘2000,’ his five-year gap between projects, and his journey with therapy

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The State of Jay-Z and the “God Did” Verse

Paul Thompson joins Charles to discuss the legendary rapper’s feature on a new DJ Khaled track

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Hip-Hop vs. Rap and a Discussion on a Woman’s Worth With Glasses Malone

Van and Rachel are joined by rapper Glasses Malone to discuss what it was like growing up in gang life, the impact of Drill music and hip-hop vs. rap, and finding "value" in a modern woman

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Average Is As Average Does, and G Herbo on Music, Life, and Being an Artist

Plus, former NFL lineman Ross Tucker joins to discuss the upcoming Bears season

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What’s the Best Song on Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’?

On the latest episode of our collab with ‘Dissect,’ Charles and Cole debate the best track on Kendrick Lamar’s landmark third album

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The Real Goff Vibes and Lupe Fiasco

Jason also discusses Roquan Smith returning to practice after a short "hold-in" and whether Patrick Williams will be as good as his summer mixtapes

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What’s Kendrick Lamar’s Best Feature? Mixtape Cut? Loosie?

After spending four weeks on Kendrick Lamar’s albums, Charles and Cole pause and dig into some of the deeper parts of his catalog

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How Danger Mouse Returned to Hip-Hop With Some New Cheat Codes

The famed producer discusses his craft and his first hip-hop album in more than a decade: a collaboration with Black Thought out this Friday

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Let’s Listen to NBA YoungBoy and Watch ‘The Outlaws’

Justin and Micah discuss the rapper’s new album, ‘The Last Slimeto’

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NBA YoungBoy’s New Album, ‘The Last Slimeto,’ Is a Sermon Off the Rails

The prolific rapper and streaming star who out-charted Drake last year is back with a new album that reconstructs the Black gospel experience

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Hip-Hop’s Big TV Boom and Top Five Rapper Shows We Want to See

Writer Julian Kimble joins Charles to discuss Issa Rae’s ‘Rap Sh!t,’ ‘Atlanta,’ and more, before diving into their own fictional TV pitches about Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B, and others

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What’s the Best Song on Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Section.80’?

Charles and Cole tackle Kendrick Lamar’s breakthrough 2011 album—the one that caught the critics’ and the industry’s attention

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Reviewing ‘Renaissance’ and ‘Yesterday Is Heavy’

Justin and Micah also talk about today’s R&B and other instances of genre-blending with albums like Vince Staples’s ‘Big Fish Theory’

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“Rappers Don’t Fall Off”: Lupe Fiasco on Aging in Hip-Hop, Drill Music, and the Audience

Now 40, the Chicago MC has just released his best album in a decade and a half. We spoke with him about the project, his upcoming MIT course, and subverting the listeners’ expectations.

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What’s the Best Song on Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’?

On the latest episode of our collab with ‘Dissect,’ Charles and Cole debate the best track on Kendrick Lamar’s commercial juggernaut fourth album

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Why Travis Barker Became Your Favorite Rapper’s Favorite Drummer

The pop-punk king has a long relationship with hip-hop, but it’s not just for show

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Colorism and Keke Palmer, Plus ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Trailer Reactions

Van and Rachel also talk about DaBaby’s support of Donald Trump and the robbery of a church caught on IG Live

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What’s the Best Song on ‘Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers’?

Unpacking Kendrick Lamar’s densest album yet, and trying to figure out which songs will head to our season finale

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From Beastie Boys to Beastie Men

Listen all of y’all. It’s time to put on your wigs and fake mustaches and go down the ‘60 Songs’ rabbit hole for "Sabotage."

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The Greatest Song of the Summer (2000s Edition)

Charles, Kate, and Justin count down their top five best songs of the summer from 2000 to 2009