This Week in Hype: Rethinking My Chris Brown Boycott, Angry Young OnCue & More


Welcome to another edition of "This Week in Hype". If you've never listened before, your life will never be the same again. And I mean that literally, because now you'll have listened to this ridiculous podcast in the course of your life. 

This week, I try to figure out if I should lift my Chris Brown boycott and talk about how we choose to support artists and celebrities based on their personal lives. Also, I bring on OnCue to talk about his new "Angry Young Man" album, turning his personal pain to art and much more. 

Discussed This Week



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Isaiah Rashad, Skepta & Sarkodie: Best of the Week

Isaiah Rashad, Skepta, Sarkodie all released new songs that were selected for Audiomack’s ‘Best of the Week.’


Sarkodie Feels No Pressure

Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie is 10 years into an illustrious career that has seen him rise from underground acclaim to household name.

* As always, shouts to Tino for that dope theme song. You should follow Tino and hear Tino’s story in full on the podcast.
* You know how easy it is to convince yourself that you're a dope beatboxer? I kind of do that. 
* I've largely boycotted Chris Brown's work over the last few years, but with his new "X" album dropping next week, how much should his personal life still matter? And especially in light of Ray Rice and new R. Kelly allegations, how do we choose what artists, athletes and celebrities we support?  
* I bring on OnCue to talk about his very dope new album, taking years to make quality music, how his personal pain translates into great music and his love for Teddy Grahams. 
* Many thanks to Cuey for coming on. You should follow him on ye olde Twitter and duh, there are links to his new album all over the place. 
* This week's closing track, my favorite cut off the album, "No Way".
* If you subscribe to the podcast  on iTunes a chorus of angels will sing your praises. 

[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.]