This Week in Hype: Young Thug, Kendrick Lamar & Universe Creation with Narcy


It's been said my ancient philosophers that in the beginning there was nothing. And then sweet baby jesus created the "This Week in Hype" podcast, and it was good. 

This week, I run through a plethora of topics, including the "Young Thug is gay" ridiculousness, Kendrick Lamar lawsuits, being a dick on the internet, and bring on The Narcicyst to talk about Muslim hip-hop and much more. 

Discussed This Week

* As always, shouts to Tino for that dope theme song. You should follow Tino and hear Tino’s story in full on the podcast.
* Rap Game "Charlie and The Chocolate Factory"? Plies is clearly the Oompa Loompa. 
* I do a potpourri of new topics, including why anyone gives a fraction of a fuck about Young Thug's sexuality, the Kendrick Lamar sample lawsuit, the reaction to K. Dot's "Never Catch Me" and more. Also, don't be a dick. 
* I bring on The Narcicyst (aka Narcenio Hall, aka Yassin Alsalman) to be my shaman to the world of Muslim hip-hop, how he addresses his unavoidable identification as a Muslim in his art, his universe theory of rapper popularity and more.  
* Many thanks to Narcy for coming on. You should follow him on Twitter and check his site for his full range of dopeness. 
* This week's closing track, Narcy's "Hamdulillah". 
* If you subscribe to the podcast  on iTunes only all the good things in the world will ever happen to you. 

[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.]