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Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia have hit the ground running with their new gig as podcast hosts. After kicking things off with help from Dave Chappelle and Mahershala Ali, the rap radio legends chop it up with author, chef, TV personality, fashion designer (etc. etc. etc.) Eddie Huang on the third episode of What’s Good with Stretch & Bobbito. The D.C. native talks about sneakers, hip-hop and the American Dream while sharing hilarious stories from his childhood.

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ItsTheReal made their 130th podcast episode one to remember as they rounded up several members of Roc-A-Fella Records to celebrate the storied rap label. Recorded in front of a live audience at New York’s Highline Ballroom, Eric and Jeff Rosenthal sat down with key — and normally elusive — players including Just Blaze, Young Guru, Kareem “Biggs” Burke, Kyambo “Hip-Hop” Joshua, Lenny S., Chaka Pilgrim, Freeway, Young Chris, Neef Buck and even Jim Jones to reminisce over the Roc’s legacy.

It wouldn’t be A Waste of Time With ItsTheReal without some amazing stories, like JAY-Z battling LL Cool J and DMX, how Freeway’s “Flipside” was almost Hov and Beyoncé’s first collaboration, and Dame’s plans to build a Roc-A-Fella theme park (seriously). And the award for best podcast episode of the year goes to…

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After ringing in their new NPR podcast with the help of Dave Chappelle and Donnell Rawlings, the legendary Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia sit down with Mahershala Ali on episode two of What’s Good with Stretch & Bobbito. The Oscar-winning Moonlight actor talks about his early hip-hop career and signing to Hieroglyphics, playing Division 1 basketball in college and how his Muslim faith informs his life and work. Ali also gushes about his love for Mobb Deep and Brand Nubian, and explains why his role in the upcoming Roxanne Shanté biopic was the toughest role of his life.

Listen to the interview below and stay tuned for new episodes of What’s Good with Stretch & Bobbito dropping every Wednesday.

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’90s rap radio heroes Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia are back like they never with a new podcast on NPR. Unlike their legendary show on WKCR, What’s Good with Stretch & Bobbito isn’t about breaking future rap stars or even necessarily about hip-hop; instead, Stretch and Bob will be weighing in on art, music, sports and politics while interviewing cultural influencers.

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Hey guys, I know that Ang and me starting this In Real Life podcast on TIDAL is like opening up an AOL account or Myspace page in 2017…but honestly, we have such a good time talking shxt with each other about life, love, family drama, and all the crazy people we have no time for at this stage of our lives…that we just wanted an excuse to do it every other week.

Angie always has such a refreshingly honest straightforward no-nonsense way of approaching every challenge, I lean on that all the time and now I can share that with you guys. I don’t know what she gets from me, but I’m honored that she asks me for advice too all the time. So we’re hoping to share more of ourselves, interact with listeners and friends, and talk about things that matter but all in the context of two women who have devoted their lives to documenting hip hop.

This episode is basically just a warm up. Thank you to anyone who checks it out and subscribes for more.

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Over the past year, Rick Ross has come to the defense of Lil’ Wayne, voicing his opinion over Weezy F. Baby’s long-standing lawsuit against Birdman and Cash Money Records. MMG’s biggest boss holds nothing back on the song “Idols Become Rivals,” a track off his new album Rather You Than Me. On the track which features an intro by actor/comedian Chris Rock, Yung Renzel vents his frustration with the Cash Money CEO over his treatment of not only Lil’ Wayne, but others like Mannie Fresh, B.G., and DJ Khaled.

You would give us self esteem and motivate our drive, but was in our pockets by the time we count to five.” raps Ross on the record’s third verse. “I pray you find the kindness in your heart for Wayne/ His entire life, he gave you what there was to gain. I watched this whole debacle so I’m part to blame/
Last request, can all producers please get paid?
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The song has been the talk over social media as the album is already out in various overseas countries. Lil’ Wayne even took to Twitter to react to Ross coming to his side. “dam big bro that msg hit me in the heart and put the motivation on automatik start, tweeted Weezy. “I needed that. 1 boss 2 another.”

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This might be my favorite podcast in a minute. For the latest episode of A Waste of Time With ItsTheReal, Eric and Jeff Rosenthal sat down with the legendary Charlie Wilson for a fascinating conversation about his rise to fame with The Gap Band, co-writing “Computer Love” with Zapp, and his struggles with drug addiction and homelessness in the early ’90s.

Charlie also shared a bunch of great stories about his hip-hop collaborators, like how Snoop found him on the street and put him in the studio, the time 2Pac lost his shit when they first met, and how his wife convinced Kanye West to put Rihanna on “All of the Lights.” Listen to the full episode and check out a few of the best quotes below.

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A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg recently chopped it up with YN and B.Dot on the Rap Radar Podcast. During the hour-and-a-half interview, the Harlem pair discussed the upcoming Yams Day concert, wanting to impact culture over radio, and why Ferg’s Always Strive and Prosper album was underrated. Rocky also talked about his beef-turned-bromance with Tyler, The Creator (“we didn’t even know why we had beef. When we finally talked, we realized they just like us”), his love for Lauryn Hill, and striving to be more like André 3000 and Mos Def.

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Jon Caramanica’s Popcast podcast is back with week with very relevant episode with our bosslady Miss Info. As the line in hip-hop between disrespect and sheer ignorance blurs thinner by the day, the rap braintrust put all their cards on the table to discuss the current battle between Hip-Hop’s elders and today’s youth.

This week on the Popcast, Mr. Caramanica discussed hip-hop’s current generation-gap struggles, and its history of aesthetic panics, with Minya Oh, better known as Miss Info, the proprietor of the hip-hop news website MissInfo.tv and formerly a regular presence on Hot 97; Craig Jenkins, the pop music critic of New York magazine; and Max Weinstein, news editor at XXL, the hip-hop magazine and website.

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N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN welcome A Tribe Called Quest on the latest episode of their Drink Champs podcast, and it doesn’t disappoint. During the 80-minute interview, Q-Tip, Jarobi, Busta Rhymes and Consequence talk about everything from Phife Dawg’s death and Tribe’s new album to working with Nas and Mobb Deep.

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