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Episode 48 - HHSML LIVE with Ty

British hip hop musician, Ty, joins Romesh and Ru-maj on stage at the Moth Club in Hackney for our first ever Hip Hop Saved My Life LIVE event. In this extended episode, Ty shares the story of how a school concert and a xylophone kickstarted his love of hip hop and why playing Public Enemy to his parents as a kid became a major turning point in his life. This episode was recorded on the 8th Feb 2018\. Big thanks to The Moth Club, DJ Martin 2 Smoove, DJ Yoda for his live set on the night and...


Episode 47: Hip Hop Heroes - Bonus Episode!

In honour of the release of Marvel's Black Panther movie and the hotly anticipated Kendrick Lamar curated accompanying album, Romesh and Ru-maj compare notes on who they class as their heroes of hip hop. 'Black Panther: The Album - Music From and Inspired By' features music from Kendrick himself, The Weeknd, Khalid, SZA and more across its 14 tracks. Get in touch and let us know who would make the list for you @HSSMLpodcast @romeshranga @rupertmajendie.


Episode 46: Doc Brown

Doc Brown steps into the studio to talk about working with Lenny Henry, blending his love and talent for rap with comedy and his all time favourite hip hop albums. Doc started out as an underground rapper on the London's rap battle scene and released his first album in a decade, Stemma, back in 2017\. You can find more details, [**here**](https://www.docbrown.co.uk/music/). This episode was brought to you by the movie **Black Panther,** out Feb 12t in the UK. Go and see it, you won't...


Episode 45: Steve McNeil

Romesh and Ru-Maj are reunited at long last as actor and comedian Steve McNeil joins them to retrace his love for hip hop.


Episode 44: Andrew Emery

Andrew Emery is a hip hop writer and journalist. He was the contributing editor of Hip-Hop Connection and founded, edited and published Fat Lace Magazine. Last year Andrew released his new book 'Wiggaz With Attitude: My Life As A Failed White Rapper'. True to his frank and honest style, Andrew joins Romesh to chat about the artists he's had both the pleasure and displeasure to interview over his career. And shares the story about some very choice words he shared with none other than Jay-Z.


Episode 42: Bonus Episode!

Ben Green joins Romesh for a not so festive bonus episode, where they discuss Star Wars, Christmas hip hop songs, Nas and Eminem.