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An investigation and celebration of 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. https://weirdrap.com

An investigation and celebration of 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. https://weirdrap.com

Location:

United States

Description:

An investigation and celebration of 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. https://weirdrap.com

Twitter:

@weirdrap

Language:

English

Contact:

530-470-3299


Episodes

6. Spectre (Wordsound Recordings), Self Jupiter (Freestyle Fellowship/Project Blowed)

2/17/2021
In this episode we speak to Wordsound Recordings CEO Skiz Fernando and Self Jupiter of Freestyle Fellowship, and we share some essential listening recommendations. Skiz “Spectre” Fernando, AKA The Ill Saint, guides us through some rarely-told history, illuminating the vital connection between Jamaica and NYC, encompassing the dub reggae and early hip hop that would inform his unique approach to beat production and the dark, dusted aesthetics of his label, Wordsound Recordings. We go over...

Duration:01:43:47

Oops

2/2/2021
Just letting you know, the episode that came out yesterday had very messed-up audio, so if your podcast player downloaded it already, you're going to want to re-download it. Sorry about that. (In Apple Podcasts I had to delete the downloaded episode and also skip to the end of the episode before it would load the new one.) <3 https://weirdrap.com

Duration:00:00:31

Weird Rap Discussion Gang #6 - Billy Woods & Kenny Segal: Hiding Places

2/1/2021
We peer into the crevices and crannies of Hiding Places, a labyrinthian rap masterpiece. Normally we don't post these discussions in the podcast feed but felt like this one was especially important. All the other Discussion Gang episodes are available in audio form at http://patreon.com/weirdrap and in video form at http://youtube.com/weirdrap. (Video of this episode is at YouTube as well.) Co-hosted by Chief & TheDoomsdayDevice - http://chiefandthedoomsdaydevice.com Brought to you by...

Duration:01:05:39

5. Sunspot Jonz (Mystik Journeymen/Living Legends), Aaron Cartier

1/13/2021
In this edition we speak to Sunspot Jonz (Mystik Journeymen/Living Legends) and Aaron Cartier, plus a salute to MF DOOM, a middle finger to year-end lists, new music recommendations, and more. Regardless of familiarity with Sunspot Jonz, any rap fan should be fascinated and inspired by his triumphant tale of overcoming the odds by pure grit. Underground hip hop culture as we know it was shaped to a large degree by this unsung hero, so we insist, no we demand, that everyone familiarize...

Duration:01:17:30

Weird Rap Discussion Gang #1 - Freestyle Fellowship: Innercity Griots

12/22/2020
Introducing the Weird Rap Discussion Gang. This week we discuss the groundbreaking, influential, and ill-fated 1993 album Innercity Griots by Freestyle Fellowship. With Beverly Fre$h - http://beverlyfresh.com - and Chief & TheDoomsdayDevice - http://chiefandthedoomsdaydevice.com. Freestyle Fellowship is... P.E.A.C.E. - http://soundcloud.com/mtulazaji-davis Self Jupiter - http://selfjupiter3.bandcamp.com Myka 9 - http://myka9.com Aceyalone - http://aceyalone.bandcamp.com Brought to you...

Duration:01:23:27

4. New Kingdom (Scotty Hard, Nosaj & Sebash)

11/25/2020
It’s the show notes! This episode’s focus is on New Kingdom, plus some social commentary, podcast recommendations, and a new music rundown. With guest correspondent Beverly Fre$h, we interview all three members of the groundbreaking experimental rap group New Kingdom, discussing the group and individual ventures. Jason Furlow (AKA Nosaj, Nature Boy Jim Kelly) ruminates on freestyling with Rammellzee and Sir Menelik, aging, and Project Blowed. Sebastian Laws (AKA Sebstop, Sebash) explains...

Duration:03:04:57

3. Antipop Consortium, Brzowski

10/14/2020
In this episode we’re joined by trailblazing leftfield rap group Antipop Consortium. And we speak with Brzowski. Plus a poem by Beverly Fre$h, a message from Celestaphone, a review of Roy Christopher’s book Dead Precedents, and a rundown of new music releases by doseone, Height Keech, Lil Ghostwriter, drwg, and Serengeti. In the late 90s Antipop Consortium took the experimental NYC hip hop scene by the neck. The 4-man wrecking crew of Beans, Earl Blaize, Hprizm (AKA High Priest), and...

Duration:02:16:05

2. Cambatta, Nate Patrin, Hprizm, Rob Sonic

8/26/2020
Weird Rap #2 features a trip into the wild mindscape of rap visionary Cambatta (plus an exclusive track), a journey across time with hip hop historian Nate Patrin, a deep dissertation on GZA and flat earth theory, an ethics discussion with Rob Sonic and Hprizm, new music reviews, and even more! First, Cambatta peels back some layers on his multi-dimensional lyrics, he details his relationship with spirituality, psychedelic drugs and addiction, he shares his feelings on being outsider, and...

Duration:01:55:44

1. Rob Sonic (Sonic Sum/Hail Mary Mallon)

8/1/2020
For Weird Rap's first episode we're honored to speak with Rob Sonic, known for his solo works as well as collaborative projects Hail Mary Mallon (with Aesop Rock) and Sonic Sum. We discuss his early days, learning his first rap name, and he even raps some of his adolescent lyrics for us. We get deep into Rob's cryptic writing formulas, breaking down some of the lyrics for "Honeymoon Suite" from the Defriender album. He shares his feelings on contemporary early 2000s artists such as Saul...

Duration:01:26:49

Weird Rap Podcast Coming Soon...

7/27/2020
Beware, Weird Rap podcast approaches, with an ensemble of amazing folks in the wings: Rob Sonic of Hail Mary Mallon and Sonic Sum; Beans, Hprizm & Earl Blaize of Antipop Consortium; Nate Patrin, author of Bring That Beat Back: How Sampling Built Hip Hop; Curly Castro of ShrapKnel, BLUu Edwards and Call Out Culture; Brzowski; Tokyo Cigar; Iceberg Theory; and many more. Journey into the weirdness at http://weirdrap.com, http://instagram.com/weirdrap, http://facebook.com/weirdrap,...

Duration:00:00:33