Welcome to another episode of the "
" podcast. I'm not saying you have to listen, I'm just saying don't be surprised if you get to heaven and discover god is a huge fan.
This week, I ride solo dolo. With no guest, I have plenty of time to really get into 50 Cent's anemic "Animal Ambition" sales (he got outsold by Iggy Azalea), why I haven't been listening to much hip-hop lately (because it's missing so much human emotion) and more. It's kind of a whole thing.
Discussed This Week
* Tino came through with a new theme song and it's FUCKING AMAZEBALLS!?!?! You should
on the podcast.
* 50 Cent only managed to move 46K units first week on "Animal Ambition," which places him below Future and Iggy Azalea in terms of recent releases. How did a man who once went multi-platinum fall so far? And does it even really matter when he's still one of the most talked about people in hip-hop?
Freddie Gibbs, Saweetie & Earl Sweatshirt: Best of the Week
Freddie Gibbs, Saweetie, and Earl Sweatshirt, among others, had the best new songs on Audiomack this week.
* An extended rant on why I haven't been listening to much hip-hop lately; rock can just do such a better job of really connecting to our lives because it's not as controlled as rap. Along the way I mention
, how dope
and a whole lot more.
* This week's closing song, ¡MURSDAY!'s excellent "
", featuring one of my favorite hooks of the year.
[Nathan S. is the managing editor of The DJBooth, the proprietor of RefinedHype, and a hip-hop writer. He also occasionally talks in podcast form and appears on RevoltTV. His beard is awesome.