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This Week in Hype: Drake's a Legend, Hitting the Club With BeatKing


Welcome back to the greatest achievement in human history. The pyramids? Whatever, aliens helped out. Penicillin? I can barely even spell it, how important can it be. "This Week in Hype" though? That's the stuff that history is made of. 

This week, I attempt to figure out if Drake really should be considered a hip-hop legend, plus I bring on Houston's Club God BeatKing to talk the birth of his ratchet comedy rap movement. 

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  • As always, shouts to Tino for that dope theme song. You should follow Tino and hear Tino’s story in full on the podcast.
  • If Drake dies, is he actually a legend. Lucas asked the question in one of the most talked about articles we've done in a minute, and I dive even deeper into that question. [Spoiler alert, he's not.]  
  • Lately I've been obsessed with Houston hip-hop, so I had to bring on one of the H-Town's leading new artists, BeatKing. We talk about the role of comedy in his music, how he found his home in the club and much more. 
  • This week's closing song, BeatKing and Gangsta Boo's "Mashing."
  • The podcast is also on iTunes, SoundCloud, PodomaticAudiomack and now, Stitcher! So yeah, it's kind of a big deal. 

[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.]



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