The Hypemen Podcast, The Lost Episodes: A-Trak

Posted one year ago by
Tags:
hypemen-podcast-lost-episodes-a-trak

Way…..way….way….back in the day (aka 2010), when the entire concept of a rap podcast was still in its infancy, there was the Hypemen podcast. Up until the last episode in July of 2011, the Rosenthal brothers and Jensen Karp delivered almost 50 episodes of incredibly nerdy, incredibly funny in-depth interviews, and we were there to lend a helping hand. 

But then, like an Amazonian rainforest reclaiming a once great Mayan civilization, the Hypemen was lost to the fog of time. iTunes stopped carrying the podcast, we had to switch servers and our streams died, and just like that, some seriously great hip-hop interviews were digitally buried. Thankfully, I worked some server magic and managed to recover every episode, the guys were down to revive the podcast, and here we are. 

Over the next few weeks I’ll be re-issueing some of the Hypemen’s best episodes. Up next, world class DJ and label owner, A-Trak. A-Trak had Fool's Gold popping at the time, but in the years since this interview, he's really taken off.  We're talking A-Trak's DMCs stories, working with Kanye, who he really was supposed to DJ for on Rocafella, signing Kid Cudi, why Duck Sauce used the name "Barbra Streisand", DJ AM and much more!

[Nathan S. is the managing editor of The DJBooth and a hip-hop writer. He also occasionally talks in podcast form and appears on RevoltTV. His beard is awesome. This is his Twitter.]

0 Comments

Featured In This Article

hypemen-podcast-lost-episodes-jean-grae

The Hypemen Podcast, The Lost Episodes: Jean Grae

Way…..way….way….back in the day (aka 2010), when the entire concept of a rap podcast was still in its infancy, there was the... Read More
Posted one year ago by Nathan S.

Featured Video

New Features

2016-04-28-just-blaze-two-albums-unreleased-jay-z

Just Blaze Says He Has Two Albums Worth of Unreleased Jay Z Music

There's more unreleased, potentially classic material sitting on Just Blaze's servers than most rappers have ever actually dropped. Read More
Posted 3 hours ago by Yoh
2016-04-28-jay-z-sign-odd-future-2011

What if Jay Z Had Actually Signed Odd Future Back in 2011?

Before J. Cole had even put out an album, Jay was trying to convince the Odd Future rebels to join Roc Nation. Read More
Posted 4 hours ago by Yoh
2016-04-28-royce-advice-for-new-artists

Royce da 5’9”: “These Kids Should Get Punched in the Face Before They Get Into the Business”

Rocye says that hip-hop is currently "flag football" and explains why rappers who don't pay their dues are setting themselves up to fail. Read More
Posted 6 hours ago by Nathan S.
2016-04-28-need-to-hear-chief-keef-cee-lo-violence

Holy Sh*t You Need to Hear Chief Keef, CeeLo & Tone Trump’s “Violence”

Whatever you expect this song to sound like, you're wrong. Read More
Posted 7 hours ago by Nathan S.
2016-04-28-koncept-j57-live-for-it-freestyle

Koncept & J57 “Live For It” In Exclusive Bless The Booth Freestyle (Video)

The NYC-based emcee/producer duo cooked up a new beat and laid down an exclusive freestyle to Bless The Booth. Read More
Posted 9 hours ago by Brendan V
2016-04-28-mick-jenkins-new-album-season

As a New Album Approaches, It’s Mick Jenkins Season

How the changing of seasons changes how I look at and listen to Mick Jenkins. Read More
Posted 11 hours ago by Lucas G.
Sample Text - Sample Link
0:00
3:00
Shrink
Hide

TRENDING NOW



Flame

TOP 20 MUSIC CHARTS


Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.