Hip-Hop Writing Worth Reading



Recent Episodes

Episode 14: G Yamazawa

G Yamazawa has long represented Durham, North Carolina on the national and international stage as a spoken word poet. Now, he’s putting on for the Bull City as a rapper as well. We talk about the pressure that comes with that, the Asian rap game, and shoutouts from Phonte and DJ Jazzy Jeff. Listen now!

Episode 13: The Sinopsis (of Kooley High)

Dennis McCarter, a Raleigh-based producer known to many as The Sinopsis, is one of the nicest, most genuine guys in NC hip-hop. He also makes really good music. Justin and Alex spoke with him about how Kooley High's newest project, Never Come Down, came together, and how 9th Wonder got involved. Click to listen.

Episode 12: Kaze and Bumrush (BONUS Pod!)

Two of the most knowledgeable dudes in the last two decades of Triangle hip-hop stop by the show to talk about the third year of their Chapel Hill-based festival, Hillmatic, headlined by Brand Nubian and Rapper Big Pooh. Click to listen on SoundCloud.

Episode 11: Brian Kidd

If you've listened to any rap from the Raleigh-Durham area over the past few years, you've probably heard the work of engineer Brian Kidd behind the boards. He tells us about getting inspired by Little Brother, how he thought he'd be a producer at first, and much more. Listen on SoundCloud.