I know, I know, the new "This Week in Hype" podcast is a day earlier than usual. But I'll be travelling this Friday and I didn't want to leave you without some podcasty goodness. So for this week's slightly early edition, I had to bring on consummate New York City emcee
to talk about where Lil Wayne belongs on the all-time greatest list, the emergence of Joey Bada$$ and the resurgence of NYC hip-hop and more.
If you're a fan of weak rappers you should definitely not follow
, and take precisely zero listens to his new "
" mixtape. On the other hand, if you dig that raw, unfiltered lyricism, you need to start digging into his catalog. I highly recommend
Discussed This Week
How EKKSTACY Beat Writer’s Block to Make His Best Album
Pop anti-hero EKKSTACY finds his aggressive voice on his new album, 'misery.' He breaks down his journey through writer's block for Audiomack World.
* Shots fired at J-Live.
* Three level punchlines.
* How underrated Fabolous is.
* The return of NYC hip-hop, why NYC hip-hop never left.
* This week's closing song, Jay-Z' "Anything". And my apologies to Torae, the sample on "Anything" does indeed come from "Oliver".
And "This Week in Hype" is now on iTunes! Go
. Thank you for the support.
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