Remember how once a summer "Saved By The Bell" would break from their usual format and devote an entire episode to tackling a serious issue? Today's "
" podcast is exactly like that, only instead of
, we do an hour of rap nerdery.
For this special edition, I bring on the king of hip-hop podcasts,
, to talk about hip-hop's ability to cross racial lines, Combat's first rap memories before anyone even knew what "rap" was, whether Busta Rhymes has fallen off and much more. Next week we'll go back to the usual format, but on the real, I'm straight up proud of this podcast, it had to be a special edition.
Discussed This Week
* As always, word to RefinedHype Nation member
for our dope theme song.
* Big up to our sponsor, the always dope
. Next week I'll do a double giveaway to make up for this week.
* You may know him as Combat Jack, but Reggie Osse's been in the game for decades as a music attorney,
managing editor, author and more. For an in-depth run down of his resume, check out our
, unearthing the roots of white privilege, hip-hop as an entryway to the black experience.
as the greatest album intro of all-time, the time a black crackhead called me
* The first time Combat heard a "rap' tape, hip-hop's disco roots, the Sugarhill Gang's status as one of hip-hop's greatest, and fakest, groups.
", debating whether Busta Rhymes has fallen off, Combat's
, the controversial
* Thanks to Combat Jack for coming on, that man's a role model for me, and a major inspiration for this podcast. You should
, listen to his
, and check out Combat's
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. Or don't, and may sweet baby jesus have mercy on your soul.
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