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[Previously the Weird Rap Podcast.] Documenting and investigating rap music's most advanced artists, its experimental fringes, and otherwise unique or mysterious manifestations in the world of hip hop, new and old, focusing on its beauty, its complexities and its curiosities. Hosted by Th' Mole, veteran rapper, producer, and performing artist. Extraordinary Rap is an independently-run podcast, record label, and news/social media presence. http://extraordinaryrap.org


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[Previously the Weird Rap Podcast.] Documenting and investigating rap music's most advanced artists, its experimental fringes, and otherwise unique or mysterious manifestations in the world of hip hop, new and old, focusing on its beauty, its complexities and its curiosities. Hosted by Th' Mole, veteran rapper, producer, and performing artist. Extraordinary Rap is an independently-run podcast, record label, and news/social media presence. http://extraordinaryrap.org







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Mic Crenshaw

Insurgent rapper/author/organizer Mic Crenshaw joins us for an in-depth look into his anti-racist actions, community upliftment, music and much more. Plus reviews of Wet-Jet Seymour and Mars Kumari. In our bonus episode we cover new and old releases by Danny Brown, Buck 65, Doseone, Jel, Sole & The Skyrider Band, Congplexonome, Gensu Dean & Denmark Vessey, William Crooks, and Jon Spencer, plus a look into the entire Jungle Brothers discography. http://patreon.com/extraordinaryrap Mic Crenshaw links: Official site: https://www.miccrenshaw.com/home It Did Happen Here podcast: https://itdidhappenherepodcast.com It Did Happen Here book: https://pmpress.org/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1467 The Baldies documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BSDZ1DIEIQ Rebelwise: https://www.rebelwise.link Crenshaw & Shabazz: https://crenshawandshabazz.com Wet-Jet Seymour: The Head https://crossingdoubleyellows.bandcamp.com/album/the-head Mars Kumari: I Thought I Lost You https://marskumari.bandcamp.com/album/i-thought-i-lost-you-2 Extraordinary Rap record label, merch, links, etc: http://extraordinaryrap.org


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Retropxssy, JoeJas

In this episode, on location in exotic London of the UK, we speak with vibrant young rap wippersnappers Retropxssy and JoeJas. Plus reviews of Hester Valentine & Outside House, Andrew Mbaruk, and Cashmaster Buck. Retropxssy does a unique range of cute/scary/heartfelt music owing influences to grime, punk, pop, and beyond. https://retropxssy.bandcamp.com London-based, Atlanta-raised, MC/beatsmith JoeJas makes defiantly sunny, uplifting rap music, and is an event coordinator, video producer and fashion designer under his Fat Llama umbrella. https://joejas.bandcamp.com The articles I mentioned on South African and London rap - http://extraordinaryrap.patreon.com Hester Valentine & Outside House: I Can't Cut Your Hair https://wearethekarmakids.bandcamp.com/album/i-cant-cut-your-hair Andrew Mbaruk: Black Squirrel: A Memoir https://extraordinaryrap.bandcamp.com/album/black-squirrel-a-memoir Cashmaster Buck: Cashmaster https://buckyoto.bandcamp.com/album/cashmaster Rate/review if you please at http://weirdrap.com/rating All the ER stuff at http://extraordinaryrap.org


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Bonus Episode - New Releases

Featured in this episode: Lt. Headtrip X DOS4GW - Tap on the Glass https://wearethekarmakids.bandcamp.com/album/tap-on-the-glass Too Birds - Soul of Too Birds https://toobirds.bandcamp.com/album/soul-of-too-birds BAYANG (tha Bushranger) - REDBRICKGOTHIK https://soundcloud.com/datuizm/sets/redbrickgothik Hemlock Ernst & Height Keech - The Fall Collection https://alphapup.bandcamp.com/album/the-fall-collection Carmine Moth - Pontifical Resin https://deadorchard.bandcamp.com/album/pontifical-resin Decuma - feeding the world serpent https://decuma1.bandcamp.com/album/feeding-the-world-serpent Deleeteglitch - Creature of Habit https://deleteeglitch.bandcamp.com/album/creature-of-habit-2 Armand Hammer - We Buy Diabetic Test Strips https://armandhammer.bandcamp.com/album/we-buy-diabetic-test-strips (episode art by) Michael Gates https://www.instagram.com/g8s_art http://extraordinaryrap.org http://instagram.com/extraordinaryrap http://youtube.com/@extraordinaryrap


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Extraordinary Rap Bonus, Sep 21, '23 [abridged]

In this bonus episode, internal affairs are discussed, personal issues are disclosed, and secret info is declassified. Includes talk of Kool Keith, Decuma, Andrew Mbaruk, the Weird vs the Extraordinary, and more. This is an abridged version of a considerably longer, more embarrasing episode, available in its entirety at http://patreon.com/extraordinaryrap. Decuma album & more at http://extraordinaryrap.bandcamp.com. Kool Keith shirts & more at http://extraordinaryrap.org. <3


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27. Weird/Extraordinary Rap - Mrs.Paintbrush

It's the last episode of the Weird Rap Podcast, and the first episode of the Extraordinary Rap Podcast! Mrs.Paintbrush, AKA Jackson of Grand Buffet, bares his beautiful soul, with guest interviewer Beverly Fresh. Pittsburgh native Mrs.Paintbrush boldly bridges the gap between bedroom hip hop and arena rock - like if David Lee Roth were an underground dadaist rapper, not really but maybe sort of... This is a poor attempt at describing a truly one-of-a-kind musician. Keep an ear out for his new EP, Jaskin, out on his bday, Tuesday, Sep 19, at http://mrspaintbrush.bandcamp.com. http://extraordinaryrap.org extraordinaryrap@gmail.com Bonus episodes, etc. - http://patreon.com/extraordinaryrap


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Bonus Episode - Z-Man

Sorry about the sound quality and hasty editing/production/etc. Times have been fast. More soon. Z-Man: https://www.z-man.xyz https://gurpcitymusic.bandcamp.com https://www.instagram.com/zmaineyzdazzle https://soundcloud.com/zmantheoriginal https://twitter.com/Zmantheoriginal https://open.spotify.com/artist/3XMd7fCgFvAuHCsP7SR6BV Weird Rap: http://weirdrap.com


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26. Beverly Fresh, First Degree The D.E.

The self-proclaimed "neighborhood weirdo," Beverly Fresh, has performed in basements, county fairs, and tent revivals, created multi-media exhibitions for major museums, made a feature film, and taught and lectured internationally. He holds the world record for catching the most Whopper candies in his mouth and compiling the tallest stack of rap cassettes. PIES is his new vinyl-only rap album, available for a limited time only at http://BeverlyFresh.com. First Degree The D.E. has a new EP, Light The Beam, further building on the singular MC/producer's catalog of genre-defying work. http://FirstDegreeTheDE.com Our bonus material includes reviews of recent releases by billy woods and Kenny Segal, Wet-Jet Seymour, and Rahim Salaam, top secret news, and 15 minutes of unreleased music from Beverly Fresh! (Subscribers also have access to Weird Wednesdays, non-recorded Zoom meeting and our sizeable back-catalog of exclusive bonus material featuring some of rap's greatest weirdos.) http://patreon.com/weirdrap Music, merch, community at http://WeirdRap.com.


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25. Mars Kumari, Volume 10

In this episode of Weird Rap Podcast, we're joined by Mars Kumari and Volume 10. Mars Kumari (aka Bruiser Marcy), member of Deadverse and Bruiser Brigade, has been bridging the gap between ambient noise and rap, making a stir in the last couple years as her work has been embraced by the likes of JUNE!, Dälek, and Danny Brown. Meanwhile she's released several solo instrumental albums heralded by avant-garde electronic listeners and hip hoppers alike. We discuss her artistic approach and music as therapy, plus she shares some exclusive tracks. Volume 10 (of Goodlife, Project Blowed, etc.) returns once again to share his thoughts on the new Backwoodz compilation, High Bias. He also talks about almost retiring, the tepid response to his most recent album 'Volume 10 As Dean Hawkins,' and more. In the bonus episode, many recent music releases are discussed including some by Machine Girl, Andrew Mbaruk, DJ Smiley Bobby, Buck 65, DJ Sega, Kohai the Wonderguy, Rahim Salaam, Moor Mother, Quelle Chris, Grill Billyenz, william crooks, Pan Amsterdam, Yung Morpheus, Lil Kydd!?, Joan Of The Stockyards, 40 Ounces Of Palimpestial Equations (Rammellzee and Part 2), Yole Boys, and First Degree The D.E. We also report on a recent concert featuring M. Sayyid (of Antipop Consortium), Jel, and Mars Kumari. And finally, Mars Kumari leaks two exclusive tracks, available to download. All of this, plus past bonus material is yours for three bucks at http://patreon.com/weirdrap. The many Weird Rap tentacles intersect at http://weirdrap.com, where you'll find Rammellzee and StapleMouth records, Kool Keith/Dr. Octagon shirts, Sensational CDs, and much more.


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24. Jel, Mr. Yote

In this amazing episode we speak with Jel and Mr. Yote. Music recs: Strawberry Shortemper: Bottled Oxygen https://strawberryshortemper.bandcamp.com/album/bottled-oxygen Decuma: Let's Play Pretend https://decuma.bandcamp.com/album/lets-play-pretend Dug Yuck & Babelfishh: Cold Labor https://vivivii.bandcamp.com/album/cold-labor Serengeti: Ajai II https://kennydennis.bandcamp.com/album/ajai-ii DJ 0.000001: Recombinant Shangaan https://nyegenyegetapes.bandcamp.com/album/recombinant-shangaan-mixtape Mr. Yote doesn't make rap songs; he has been constructing a rap universe. Yoteland is a magical, musical world of wizards, goblins, and ghouls. With his sidekick Yungeth Dre, the producer/MC/graphic artist gives us a glimpse at the methods to his madness. http://yoteland.bandcamp.com Jel, beat-maker extraordinaire of Themselves, Subtle, Glass Cutters, etc., has remained one of hip hop's most well-respected producers since the late 90s. In our discussion he covers his formative years in Chicago to later developments in the Bay Area, sharing tales of his days with the Anticon collective, overcoming creative stagnation, and he announces some exciting future projects. https://jelsmusic.bandcamp.com In the bonus episode we spend an additional half-hour with Jel, your host shares some dicey thoughts and personal stuff, and we've got a slew of additional music recommendations including Raiden X, Algernon Cornelius, Seina Sleep, JUNE!, Celestaphone, Blue Lanternz, Nosaj & Steel Tipped Dove, Robcrooks, Ugggy, Mestizo, Another Planet, and Nappy Nina. For $3 get this hour-and-a-half-long episode plus all our past bonus episodes including exclusive interviews with Doseone, Pedestrian, Mike Ladd, Billy Woods, and many more, at http://patreon.com/weirdrap. The continuing Great Adventures Of Kounterclockwise is brought to you by MC/producer/screenwriter Deacon Burns. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZPnW-PHzA7W_-uaCzZOr-gO-k65pJXbt Please check out http://weirdrap.com, and rate/review at http://weirdrap.com/rating.


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23. Guy Albino, Eldon

This episode is a motherlode, featuring interviews with ELDON (Ruby Yacht) & Guy Albino (Hawd Gankstuh Rappuhs), plus a slew of music recommendations, a rant about melodramatic rap, & the continued Adventures Of Kounterclockwise. Wet Jet Seymour - Broken Balancer https://crossingdoubleyellows.bandcamp.com/album/broken-balancer Ghais Guevara - There Will Be No Super Slave https://ghais.bandcamp.com/album/there-will-be-no-super-slave Rural Internet - Saint Anger https://ruralinternet.bandcamp.com/album/saint-anger Teether & Kuya Neil - Stressor https://teetherkuyaneil.bandcamp.com/album/stressor Superego - Nautilus https://superegoaus.bandcamp.com/album/nautilus Death Insurance - I'm In Your Walls https://deathinsurance.bandcamp.com/album/im-in-your-walls Abbatia - Fugazi! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_l8fseIcP0VEsi0iqzMw28EGHuwhs3SUqM ORA77K - C0DESW1TCH 2 https://ora77k.bandcamp.com/album/c0desw1tch-2-night-owls-only-2 Skech185 - He Left Nothing For The Swim Back https://skech185.bandcamp.com/album/he-left-nothing-for-the-swim-back Marrow - Fission Two https://marrowraps.bandcamp.com/album/fission-two Sampa The Great - As Above So Below https://sampathegreat.bandcamp.com/album/as-above-so-below Carmen Xía - La Herida https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBTXrY2N5jI Haez One - Can't Find The Remote https://haez1.bandcamp.com/album/cant-find-the-remote Noob Saibot - 1 https://illuminatedpaths.bandcamp.com/album/1-4 ケケケッ - Monsta https://illuminatedpaths.bandcamp.com/album/monsta-ep New Cocoon (V/A) - Apotheosis https://newcocoon1.bandcamp.com/album/apotheosis Onoe Caponoe - Concrete Fantasia https://onoecaponoe.bandcamp.com/album/concrete-fantasia DeathIRL - Fresh Flowers For Ill Fruit II https://deathirl.bandcamp.com/album/fresh-flowers-for-ill-fruit-ii King Vision Ultra - Shoo World (Hosted by Algiers) https://algierstheband.bandcamp.com/album/shook-world-hosted-by-algiers Young Fathers - Heavy Heavy https://youngfathersofficial.bandcamp.com/album/heavy-heavy ELDON - Do't Be No Hero (And You Will Live Long) https://eldonsound.bandcamp.com/album/dont-be-no-hero-and-you-will-live-long Hawd Gankstuh Rappuhs MC's Wid Ghatz - 2 Hype 2 Wype https://wordsoundrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/hawd-gankstuh-rappuh-mcs-2-hype-2-wype Rapper/producer/DJ ELDON (AKA Eldon Somers) is a member of Ruby Yacht & Cold Light. https://linktr.ee/eldonsomers Devin Flynn, AKA Guy Albino, founded The Shape Shifters and Hawd Gankstuh Rappuhs MC's Wid Ghatz, & is an animator (best known for the Super Deluxe series Y'all So Stupid) & visual artist. We're joined by guest correspondent Pedestrian to explore Devin's history, spanning from the Los Angeles graffiti world to NYC's Wordsound Recordings to gallery exhibits in Japan. His story includes Loud Records, Sensational, Bud Bundy, & much more. https://linktr.ee/pixeltan Kounterclockwise makes beats, rhymes and cartoons. https://linktr.ee/kounterclockwise Our 50-minute bonus episode includes more talk with Eldon & Albino, plus even more music recommendations (Andrew Mbaruk & Rhys Langston, Decuma, AFK, Freestyle Fellowship, DJ Crabhat, Digital Deejays, Negashi Armada, black, Rich Jones & Iceberg Theory, Cold Light, Birthmark, Xay Cole, Robert Price, Babyfang, KFC Murder Chicks, Ash Vestal, DJ Rozwell, Cake!, creepysusie, doin' fine, sulffffffur, & AOL). This & all past bonus material for $3 at patreon.com/weirdrap. Get Rammellzee vinyl, Kool Keith shirts, and more at weirdrap.com! And check out the Weird Rap playlists on Soundcloud, Youtube and Spotify!!


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22. Year End List 2022, Plus Fatboi Sharif

A7PHA - II Ace Cannons & Mightyhealthy - Mightycannons http://youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_ndf6V49S44vyscU5VfXj9S50xQWf9Z_sc Aloe Vera & Steel Tipped Dove - Days Pass Strange Azarias - Of The Chasm billy woods - Aethiopes Black Thought & Dangermouse - Cheat Codes Cise Greeny, Phiik, Lungs - WHERE ARE THE BUGS​!​? Dälek - Precipice The Difference Machine - Unmasking The Spirit Fakers E L U C I D - I Told Bessie Fatboi Sharif x noface - Preaching In Havana Infinity Knives & Brian Ennals - King Cobra Joshua Virtue - Rama Moor Mother - Jazz Codes Open Mike Eagle - Component System... Pan Amsterdam & Damu The Fudgemunk - EAT Paten Locke - Americancer Pretty V - Forever Quelle Chris & Cavalier - Black Cottonwood http://cavwins.com/black-cottonwood Realname & Teether - What I'm About To Say... Rhys Langston - Grapefruit Radio Wilma Vritra - GROTTO In our bonus episode we cover honorable mentions, remix projects, & much more at http://patreon.com/weirdrap. Th' Mole's 2022 productions: David Liebe Hart - The Wonderful World... Chief & TheDoomsdayDevice - Flux Populi Volume 10 - Volume 10 As Dean Hawkins http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_nGcEo95NxMxnkbNiiVamKOumcViRntPas Rammellzee - Cosmic Flush [reissue] http://weirdrap.com DJ 0.000001 - Super Duper Whatever Breaks StapleMouth & Th' Mole - Estuary Please rate/review at http://weirdrap.com/rating. <3


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21. Rhys Langston, plus Lt Headtrip

In this episode, we speak with Rhys Langston, plus Lt. Headtrip discusses some new music reviews, and Kounterclockwise returns. Music releases: black - In All Its Messiness https://blackval.bandcamp.com/album/in-all-its-messiness Rhys Langston - Grapefruit Radio https://rhyslangston.bandcamp.com/album/grapefruit-radio Cise Greeny, Phiik, & Lungs - WHERE ARE THE BUGS​!​? https://7deadlung7.bandcamp.com/album/where-are-the-bugs-full-tape-cise-greeny-phiik-lungs-prod-by-lonesword Algernon Cornelius - Me No Sen You No Come https://algernoncornelius.bandcamp.com/album/me-no-sen-you-no-come Vulture Lung - Musidora's Shroud https://pwrecks.bandcamp.com/album/musidoras-shroud billy woods x Messiah Musik - Church https://billywoods.bandcamp.com/album/church Lt. Headtrip raps and runs the WATKK label: https://wearethekarmakids.bandcamp.com. Rhys Langston - MC, author, producer, and visual artist - may just be too smart for his own good. We attempt to humanize and provide some context for understanding his high-minded, poetically abstract, expansive takes on rap music. Tracking his multicultural roots in Los Angeles and trials as a teenage misfit, following his creative development and industry ups-and-downs, we finally find Rhys embracing his individualism and looking towards further experimentation on his own terms. http://langstonia.org Our bonus episode features an additional 20 minutes with Rhys Langston, discussing his artistic intentions, critical acceptance and wider appeal, and more. This and past exclusive interviews with ELUCID, Sensational, Bigg Jus, Odd Nosdam, Volume 10, and more for just three tiny dollars at http://patreon.com/weirdrap. Kounterclockwise makes music, animation and more: http://youtube.com/user/kounterclockwise Please, oh please, won't you visit http://weirdrap.com/rating? Give us a rating/review and check out our music, apparel and more to support this barely-surviving, independent operation.


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20. LoDeck, plus Andrew Mbaruk

In this episode... LoDeck (of jOHNNY23) shares his epic life story, Andrew Mbaruk interviews himself, The Great Adventures Of Kounterclockwise continues, and we review some recent releases. Recent Releases: The Koreatown Oddity: ISTHISFORREAL? https://thekoreatownoddity.bandcamp.com/album/isthisforreal The Koreatown Oddity: Aggro Crag https://thekoreatownoddity.bandcamp.com/album/aggro-crag Myka 9: My Kaleidoscope Interviews https://parkerpubs.bandcamp.com/album/my-kaleidoscope-interviews Andrew Mbaruk: Fact and Facticity https://andrewmbaruk.bandcamp.com/album/fact-and-facticity Rapscapers "Merry Men Maligned" https://weirdrap.bandcamp.com/track/merry-men-maligned LoDeck takes us through the wild ups and downs of his journey as a Belarusian immigrant fleeing the Chernobyl disaster to the hostile slums of Brooklyn, growing into an angry battle MC, experiencing underground notoriety, winding up destitute in Las Vegas, and finally finding peace and stability. https://lodeck.bandcamp.com Our bonus episode features extra time with LoDeck as he dishes on some spicy rap beef between himself and Aesop Rock and Lil B. He also shares an otherwise unavailable track, "North Of Damascus Gate." This and past bonus episodes featuring Cambatta, Doseone, Mike Ladd, Orko Eloheim, and more, are available for just $3 at http://patreon.com/weirdrap. Andrew Mbaruk, poet, MC, and author, picks his own brain regarding the form, symbology, and inspirations for his new book, Canadian Unrealism, and he also explores the concept of "foam scholarship." https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/62208954-canadian-unrealism Finally, The Great Adventures Of Kounterclockwise, a weird rap radio play, continues. https://kounterclockwise.bandcamp.com Please, pretty please, rate and review Weird Rap at http://weirdrap.com/rating. Music, shirts and whatnot at http://weirdrap.com.


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19. Elucid, StapleMouth, plus Kounterclockwise

In this gargantuan episode, Weird Rap Podcast brings you interviews with E L U C I D and StapleMouth, music recommendations, the debut of The Great Adventures Of Kounterclockwise radio play series, and more! Music recommendations: Infinity Knives & Brian Ennals - King Cobra https://phantomlimblabel.bandcamp.com/album/king-cobra Clipping - CLBBNG https://clppng.bandcamp.com/album/clbbng jOHNNY23 - No Scope https://lodeck.bandcamp.com/album/no-scope Infinite Livez - First They Came For The Programmers https://infinitelivez.bandcamp.com/album/first-they-came-for-the-programmers Andrew Mbaruk - Unclassified https://andrewmbaruk.bandcamp.com/album/unclassified StapleMouth & Th' Mole - Estuary https://weirdrap.bandcamp.com/album/estuary Enigmatic Hawaiian MC StapleMouth emerges to detail his unique approach to music, also covering the islands' little-known but exceptional experimental rap scene, the Proliteariots collective, and much more. https://instagram.com/staplemouth_killwendigo E L U C I D of Armand Hammer, currently standing as a pillar in the alt-rap scene, recounts his upbringing and early life experiences, and reflects on his current success and critical reception. We also probe into his artistic intentions and approaches to writing, vocalizing, and production. https://elucid.bandcamp.com We respond to some recent listener pushback. (Let us know your thoughts at weirdrap3000@gmail.com.) We recommend the new Myka 9 book, My Kaleidoscope. http://myka9book.com And finally, Deacon Burns presents the first in his satirical rap radioplay series, The Great Adventures Of Kounterclockwise. https://youtube.com/kounterclockwise Check out our bonus episode for more time with StapleMouth and E L U C I D as well as an entire 22 tracks of rare StapleMouth music, in addition to our past bonus material, for just $3 at http://patreon.com/weirdrap. If you care about the Weird Rap project, your support would be much appreciated. Please visit http://weirdrap.com/rating to rate/review and otherwise help us battle the algorithms.


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18. St Louis Gibbor, plus Lt Headtrip, Old Grape God, Slick Devious, Volume 10

In this action-packed episode Volume 10 interviews St. Louis Gibbor, plus Old Grape God, Slick Devious, and Lt Headtrip discuss their music and new releases by others. New releases: Buck 65: King Of Drums https://buck65.bandcamp.com/album/king-of-drums E L U C I D: I Told Bessie https://elucid.bandcamp.com/album/i-told-bessie Pan Amsterdam and Damu The Fudgemunk: EAT https://panamsterdam.bandcamp.com/album/eat Moor Mother: Jazz Codes https://moormother.bandcamp.com/album/jazz-codes The Difference Machine: Unmasking The Spirit Fakers https://fullplate.bandcamp.com/album/fp022-unmasking-the-spirit-fakers Ace Cannons and MIGHTYHEALTHY: MIGHTYCANNONS https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_ndf6V49S44vyscU5VfXj9S50xQWf9Z_sc MC/producer Old Grape God of Portland OR describes himself as the Laotian Beyonce or a less horny Kool Keith. Joining in our conversation is his frequent collaborator Slick Devious (https://slickdevious.bandcamp.com). https://grape-god.com Lt Headtrip is a producer/MC and CEO of WATKK (Karma Kids, label/collective) of NYC, newly relocated to Portland OR. https://ltheadtrip.bandcamp.com St. Louis Gibbor, hailing from Pasadena CA, is a seasoned yet relatively unknown MC with a checkered past and bright future. Guest interviewer Volume 10 (Good Life/Project Blowed, https://volume10.bandcamp.com) navigates Gibbor's history as a listener, an artist, and a survivor. https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-supernatural-progression-of-the-boom-bap/1548006445 BONUS EPISODE: More with Old Grape God, Slick Devious, Lt Headtrip, St Louis Gibbor, and Volume 10, plus past bonus episodes ft. Antipop Consortium, Rob Sonic, billy woods, Bigg Jus, Doseone, Mike Ladd, New Kingdom, etc. $3 at http://patreon.com/weirdrap. Weird Rap apparel, music, socials, etc. at http://weirdrap.com.


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17. First Degree The DE + Volume 10 & Kool Keith

In this episode of Weird Rap we interview First Degree The D.E., plus Volume 10 joins us for music reviews, and Kool Keith returns with your monthly horoscope reading. We cover the following: Quelle Chris: DEATHFAME quellechris360.bandcamp.com/album/deathfame Fatlip & Blu: Live From The End of The World, Vol. 1 Demos gbastudios.bandcamp.com/album/live-from-the-end-of-the-world-vol-1-demos Kendrick Lamar: Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjB_8hSS2lEMY-ap4zdPv0-mbTwxtN7KW Chief & TheDoomsdayDevice: Flux Populi fakefour.bandcamp.com/album/flux-populi Phelimuncasi: Ama Gogela nyegenyegetapes.bandcamp.com/album/ama-gogela themselves: Crowns Down & Company doseone.bandcamp.com/album/crowns-down-company First Degree The D.E., hailing from Sacramento, has one of the most strangely unique voices, sonically and lyrically, in rap, with beautiful self-composed production. Clearly a smart and prolific dude, he's been a math teacher, orchestrated a gang truce, written a book, directed films, runs a record label and news service, and has led various community organizing efforts, while continuing to progress and remain unpredictable as a musician for nearly 30 years now. His new album, The Backman, features the artist at the peak of his craft. firstdegreethede.com While musicologists agree that much of the Los Angeles underground's quick-paced "chop" style can be traced back to Myka 9 of Freestyle Fellowship, Volume 10 can be credited with the chop's antithesis: the "stretch". The exaggerated swing collides with the speed-rap to form an infectious brew of opposites that spread like wildfire after 10's "Pistolgrip-Pump" hit the charts in '94. volume10.bandcamp.com Kool Keith might be considered the godfather of weird rap music, having introduced his wildly unorthodox take on hip hop in the late 80s with Ultramagnetic MC's, further developing his bizarre styles and subject matter in the 90s, and continuing to expand his range through today. koolkeith.bandcamp.com This month's bonus episode features additional time with First Degree, plus an amazing behind-the-scenes tale featuring several well-known rappers, as related by Volume 10. This and much more at patreon.com/weirdrap. Weird Rap endeavors to bring you out-of-the-norm rap music, new and old. weirdrap.com Please support Weird Rap at weirdrap.com/rating


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16. billy woods, DoNormaal (plus Kool Keith)

In this edition of the Weird Rap Podcast, we venture into the thickets of billy woods, and fathom the depths of DoNormaal; resident oracle Kool Keith returns; and we survey new music releases. Listen at http://weirdrap.com or wherever you get pods. In the 45-minute-long bonus episode, billy woods elucidates some of the themes of his Hiding Places album, he shares his reading and weed habits, and more. Meanwhile DoNormaal expands on her musical influences and upbringing, she details Seattle's underground hip hop scene, and she shares an exclusive track from her forthcoming album. Only at http://patreon.com/weirdrap. New releases: First Degree The D.E. - The Backman http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kmdXhHdko0b7D2cx-mYD2MQV9Muiysd38 Dälek - Precipice https://dalek.bandcamp.com/album/precipice Randal Bravery & Joshua Virtue - Spectacular! http://music.yalltripp.in Linqua Franqa - Bellringer http://linquafranqa.bandcamp.com/album/bellringer Buck 65 - Dirtbike/Dirty Work http://buck65.bandcamp.com billy woods - Aethiopes http://billywoods.bandcamp.com/album/aethiopes DoNormaal: http://donormaal.bandcamp.com billy woods: http://backwoodzstudioz.com If you value this podcast, be a decent human being and review it, at least rate it. It's quick; it's easy: http://weirdrap.com/rating.


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15. Why? (Plus Fatboi Sharif & Kool Keith)

We're joined by Why? (of anticon) for a full-length interview, plus a quick talk with Fatboi Sharif about he and Lonesword's new project, Cyber City Society, and our resident seer Kool Keith is back with your horoscopes. Music Recommendations: Cities Aviv: Man Plays The Horn https://citiesaviv.bandcamp.com/album/man-plays-the-horn Vritra: Void https://audius.co/vritra322/album/void-93125 MC Yallah x Debmaster: Kubali https://hakunakulala.bandcamp.com/album/kubali Scotch Rolex: Tewari https://hakunakulala.bandcamp.com/album/tewari Guest correspondent: Beverly Fresh Patreon bonus materials: • 3 live Why? songs (2009) • More Why? & Fatboi Sharif interviews [http://patreon.com/weirdrap] Please support the show with a few moments of your time at http://weirdrap.com/rating. All the Weird Rap tentacles: http://weirdrap.com.


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14. Sensational (plus Kool Keith, Guy Albino, Spectre, etc.)

In this episode, we speak with Sensational and cohorts, plus Kool Keith returns, & we cover some new releases. For our portrait of avant-garde MC/producer Sensational, a man of few words when it comes to answering questions about himself, we also speak with Spectre/Skiz Fernando (Wordsound CEO), Guy Albino (of Hawd Gankstuh Rappuhs MC’s Wid Ghatz), Sensational documentarian Liz Moore, MC Kev Hutch, & producer Ex-Terrestrial. In our Patreon bonus episode we premiere a beautiful Sensational track, "All Or Nothing" recorded in the early 00s, plus we get an additional half-hour of Sensational talk with Spectre, Guy Albino & Kev Hutch. http://patreon.com/weirdrap. Sensational Links: http://sensational1.bandcamp.com https://weirdrap.bandcamp.com/album/loaded-with-power https://gofund.me/8bf1dc56 Music Recommendations: Tokyo Cigar: The Megaman Theory 5 - From The Stoop To The Stupa https://tokyocigarmusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-megaman-theory-5-from-the-stoop-to-the-stupa Marrow: Four For Timing https://marrowraps.bandcamp.com/album/four-for-timing Del The Funky Homosapien & Kool Keith present FNKPMPN: Subatomic https://koolkeith.bandcamp.com/album/subatomic Psyche Nah https://psychenah.bandcamp.com doNormaal https://donormaal.bandcamp.com StapleMouth & Th’ Mole: Rift https://weirdrap.bandcamp.com/album/rift Please - for fuck’s sake - rate/review at http://weirdrap.com/rating. All the Weird Rap tentacles: http://weirdrap.com


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Fear Of A Black Planet (WR Discussion Gang #24) ft. Geng

We discuss Public Enemy's Fear Of A Black Planet. Video version at http://youtube.com/weirdrap. In the hour-plus After Hours talk we cover even more Public Enemy & much more, at http://patreon.com/weirdrap. With special guest Geng, AKA King Vision Ultra http://ptp.vision And your hosts: Chief & TheDoomsdayDevice http://chiefandthedoomsdaydevice.com Beverly Fresh http://superiorbelly.org Th' Mole http://thmole.bandcamp.com Please support us with some clicks & key strokes at http://weirdrap.com/rating. Check out all the Weird Rap tentacles at http://weirdrap.com.