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Extraordinary Rap Podcast

[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

Tracks

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
44:54 12/14/23
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
44:54 10/31/23
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
14:00 10/2/23
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.
24:30 9/21/23
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
97:10 9/14/23
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  
43:36 7/25/23
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.
68:13 5/24/23
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.
64:52 4/18/23
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.
90:56 3/29/23
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!!
123:34 2/14/23
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
53:38 1/9/23
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.
98:17 10/5/22
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.
95:25 9/7/22
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.
139:27 8/9/22
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.
109:14 7/6/22
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
79:42 5/26/22
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.
106:19 5/4/22
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.
74:53 3/16/22
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
97:40 2/9/22
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.
104:56 12/8/21
13. Pedestrian, plus Kool Keith & more
In this episode we feature an in-depth interview with pedestrian of anticon, with cameos from Kool Keith and Beverly Fresh, new music reviews, and even more. Music: * Spectacular Diagnostics: Ancient Methods https://spectacular-diagnostics.bandcamp.com/album/ancient-methods * Nosaj of New Kingdom & V8 TFD: Acid Is Groovy Kill The Pigz https://nosajnewkingdomv8.bandcamp.com/album/acid-is-groovy-kill-the-pigz * Brzowski & C&Burns: Seditious Acts https://brzowskimusic.bandcamp.com/album/seditious-acts * Aloe Vera: Opaque https://aloeverarosebud.bandcamp.com/album/opaque * Tree Dusk Muir: The Dusk Within Us https://treeduskmuir.bandcamp.com/album/the-dusk-within-us-2 * phiik x S!LENCE: That Was A Test https://saintlysilence.bandcamp.com/album/that-was-a-test * Andrew Mbaruk & Vellum Bristol: Ultraviolet Flamingo https://andrewmbaruk.bandcamp.com/album/ultraviolet-flamingo * R.A.P. Ferreira: The Light Emitting Diamond Cutter Scriptures https://afrolab9000.bandcamp.com/album/the-light-emitting-diamond-cutter-scriptures * Guayaba: Fantasmagoría https://itsguayaba.bandcamp.com/album/guayaba-presents-fantasmagor-a Kool Keith returns for Weird Rap Horoscopes. https://koolkeith.bandcamp.com (Note, we sell glorious Kool Keith T-shirts at http://weirdrap.com.) For our feature presentation, pedestrian takes us through the tumultuous times of anticon, lets us in on his deeply involved creative process, and shares his outlooks on art, life, death, and beyond. Following the interview, Beverly Fresh joins the program to share his insights on it. https://pedestrianunindian.bandcamp.com FREE Patreon bonuses include… * A lengthy discussion with pedestrian, producer Jel, and the multi-talented Kevin Beacham, exploring Jel and Beacham's development in Chicago's underground hip hop scene in the 90s, the genesis of Scribble Jam, early relationships that would eventually lead to anticon, pedestrian's Evangelist J.B. Best alter-ego, and much more. * An 11-minute videotaped performance of pedestrian as Evangelist J.B. Best. * Photographs of pedestrian’s transcribed and otherwise unreleased "Song Of Saint Pac" with accompanying artwork, as printed on a limited series of prayer flags. And our Patreon subscribers’ exclusive bonus is the official STUFFED ANIMALS album. Besides a crappy-sounding leak with different tracks, there has been no previous release of this supergroup comprised of pedestrian, Circus, Doseone, sole, Why?, L*Roneous, Megabusive, Controller 7, and Moodswing9. An uncompromising and fearless celebration of untamed art rap, this album, recorded around the turn of the century, exemplifies the anticon era at the peak of its adventurousness. All of the above bonus materials, and much more, are at http://patreon.com/weirdrap. Please consider doing some clicking and typing to algorithmically help the Weird Rap project out at http://weirdrap.com/rating.
90:08 12/1/21
12. Volume 10, plus Kool Keith, Oaky, Cane Corso, Eb&Flow
In this episode we interview Volume 10 (of Project Blowed/"Pistol Grip Pump") fame.  We're also joined by resident oracle Kool Keith, political scientist Eb&Flow, and rap maniac Oaky.  Plus we showcase the Cane Corso collective. To begin, we look into the mysterious Cane Corso collective and record label, including the artists 3SunzEclipse, Joobs, Luca Blood, and p.WRECKS. Cane Corso Records - http://deadorchard.bandcamp.com Pen Thief Records - http://penthiefrecords.bandcamp.com p.WRECKS - https://pwrecks.bandcamp.com Eb&Flow returns to examine racism and questionable politics in rap, this time focusing on, among other things, Griselda's Westside Gunn, Conway, and Benny The Butcher.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCttOrqwtHusXIOX6YzWEQHw We announce Weird Rap Records' redistribution of the Sensational: Loaded With Power CD, and we gently remind you of the Interdependence compilation (ft. Clipping, Kool Keith, Mestizo, Beans, Youngman, Mike Ladd, Awol One, Duncecap, Rammellzee, StapleMouth & more), both at http://weirdrap.bandcamp.com. Kool Keith is back for another round of Weird Rap Horoscopes, letting you know what the cosmos has in store for you... https://koolkeith.bandcamp.com For our feature presentation, guest correspondent Beverly Fresh interviews Volume 10, covering his evolution from the streets to the outer dimensions.  He speaks about his creative process, influences (from Chubb Rock to Myka 9), and the ups and downs of his career. He also gets candid about Ice Cube. https://volume10.bandcamp.com In the bonus episode, V10 takes us into deep space as he reveals his conception of the universe.  He also further explains his connections to Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten. (And we peek into his family life as his wife and kid make brief appearances.)  This and many other exclusive interviews (New Kingdom, Scotty Hard, Orko, Doseone, Antipop Consortium and more) are yours for $3 at http://patreon.com/weirdrap. Finally, New Zealand's Oaky joins us to detail his recent parasite-induced manic episode, exploring the psychology of a fledgling MC in a delusional mindstate.  http://oakytreeraps.bandcamp.com Please support Weird Rap with a couple clicks at http://weirdrap.com/rating. Explore the many tentacles of Weird Rap at http://weirdrap.com.
165:40 10/20/21
Bonus: Mike Ladd continued...
Just to show you what you're missing if you're not a subscriber to http://patreon.com/weirdrap, here's the bonus episode for Weird Rap Podcast #11 with Mike Ladd. The esteemed rapper/poet and hip hop producer details his struggle with addiction and more. Please, for the love of Divine Styler, rate/review at http://weirdrap.com/rating.
35:52 10/14/21
Skits & Interludes (Weird Rap Discussion Gang #23)
We discuss intros, interludes, skits & such, including KMD, Raekwon, Outkast, Ice-T, Fugees, Madvillain, Dove Shack, Ice Cube, and Kendrick Lamar. Video version: http://youtube.com/weirdrap After Hours episode (feat. De La Soul, Masta Ace, and Air Credits): http://patreon.com/weirdrap With special guest DotdotDotdotDotdot http://www.instagram.com/ddotdotdotdotdotdot And your regular hosts: Beverly Fresh http://superiorbelly.org Chief & TheDoomsdayDevice http://chiefandthedoomsdaydevice.com Th' Mole http://thmole.bandcamp.com Please rate/review: http://weirdrap.com/rating Brought to you by Weird Rap http://weirdrap.com
61:53 10/12/21
11. Mike Ladd, plus Kool Keith, Rhys Langston, etc.
In this episode Mike Ladd (Infesticons, Anarchist Republic of Bzzz, Dead Can Rap) joins us for an in-depth interview. Also featuring Rhys Langston, Kool Keith, a bunch of music recommendations, and more. Music Recommendations: Air Credits: Believe That You’re Here https://aircredits.bandcamp.com/album/believe-that-youre-here Dos Monos: Dos Siki Second Season; Larderello https://open.spotify.com/artist/5Zg5lgH9GmkewONPMJlhbv Moor Mother: Black Encyclopedia of the Air https://moormother.bandcamp.com/album/black-encyclopedia-of-the-air Various Artists: Sounds of Pamoja (Nyege Nyege Tapes) https://nyegenyegetapes.bandcamp.com/album/sounds-of-pamoja Rey Sapienz and The Congo Techno Ensemble: Na Zala Zala https://nyegenyegetapes.bandcamp.com/album/na-zala-zala Youngman & Celestaphone: A Year Of Octobers https://mcpb.bandcamp.com/album/a-year-of-octobers Andrew Mbaruk: Andra Mbalimbali https://andrewmbaruk.bandcamp.com/album/andra-mbalimbali Injury Reserve: By The Time I Get To Phoenix https://injuryreserve.bandcamp.com/album/by-the-time-i-get-to-phoenix Pan Amsterdam: P.A&JSammich https://panamsterdam.bandcamp.com/album/p-a-jsammich Aaron Cartier: Smile Season https://open.spotify.com/album/3lvLrzj8jhwrTeDtQiwqeR Rob Sonic: Latrinalia https://skypimps.bandcamp.com/album/latrinalia Lungs: The Birth Of LoneSword https://7deadlung7.bandcamp.com/album/the-birth-of-lonesword-full-tape-prod-by-lonesword Curly Castro: Little Robert Hutton https://curlycastro.bandcamp.com/album/little-robert-hutton Flavor Wolf: 9th Dimension (Myka 9, prod. by Freematik) https://flavorwolf.bandcamp.com/album/the-ninth-dimension This episode’s edition of Hip Hop Haikus features the great Rhys Langston. http://rhyslangston.bandcamp.com / http://patreon.com/rhyslangston Kool Keith returns for a third round of Weird Rap Horoscopes. (Check out our official Kool Keith T-shirts, by the way, at http://weirdrap.com.) And for our feature presentation, weird rap royalist Mike Ladd takes us through his life and career, from his early identification as an "outsider" through the NYC art rap heyday with Antipop Consortium, Company Flow, Sonic Sum, etc., to future works. He details the Infesticons trilogy and its forthcoming offshoots, his past and current rap inspirations, thoughts on labels and language, and much more. https://mikeladd.fr In the 35-minute Patreon bonus episode, Mike shares his journey through substance abuse, his current non-psychoactive addiction, and beyond. $3 gets you this and a hoard of exclusive interviews with Antipop, Spectre of Wordsound, New Kingdom, Bigg Jus, Doseone, Orko, Cambatta, and others. (Higher price tiers include stickers, shirts, Weird Rap Discussion Gang membership, etc.) http://patreon.com/weirdrap Thanks for listening. Please support us with a few moments of your time and a few clicks at http://weirdrap.com/rating.
108:58 10/6/21
Midwest Rap (Weird Rap Discussion Gang #22)
We discuss a handful of midwest rap artists: Elzhi, Esham, Tech N9ne, envelope, Danny Brown, and Black Milk. With your hosts, Beverly Fresh, Chief Doomsday & Th' Mole. Video version at http://youtube.com/weirdrap After Hours discussion at http://patreon.com/weirdrap Please rate/review at http://weirdrap.com/rating All the other Weird Rap stuff at http://weirdrap.com
55:30 9/15/21
Kid Rappers (Weird Rap Discussion Gang #21)
We discuss rap by kids: Another Bad Creation, Kriss Kross, Illegal, Da Youngsta's, 5th Ward Juvenilez, BG, Baby D (Lil Wayne), Bobb'e J, Fly Girlz, YN Rich Kidzz, Silentó, Soulja Boy, Rich Brian, & Zaza. Video version: http://youtube.com/weirdrap After Hours discussion (Slim Jesus, 2 Low): http://patreon.com/weirdrap (If you like kid rap, tune in to this Sunday's Weird Rap Radio Show at http://spaz.radio in which Lil Kushy Shapes will play a whole damn hour of it.  To be archived later at http://mixcloud.com/weirdrap.) Your hosts: Beverly Fresh - http://superiorbelly.org Chief & TheDoomsdayDevice - http://chiefandthedoomsdaydevice.com Th' Mole - http://thmole.bandcamp.com For the love of god, please support us with a few clicks at http://weirdrap.com/rating Much more Weird Rap stuff at http://weirdrap.com
83:04 8/25/21
Cypress Hill: S/T (WR Discussion Gang #20) ft. Skiz Fernando
We discuss the groundbreaking self-titled debut Cypress Hill album. We're joined by guest Skiz Fernando (AKA Spectre of Wordsound Recordings, author of From The Streets of Shaolin: The Wu-Tang Saga). With your usual hosts: Chief & TheDoomsdayDevice - http://chiefandthedoomsdaydevice.com Th' Mole - http://thmole.bandcamp.com Video version: http://youtube.com/weirdrap [Thurs. Aug. 12] After Hours Discussion (on Cypress Hill: Black Sunday): http://patreon.com/weirdrap Please rate/review: http://weirdrap.com/rating All the Weird Rap stuff: http://weirdrap.com
72:40 8/9/21
10. Bigg Jus (Company Flow), plus Kool Keith, etc.
In the latest episode of Weird Rap Podcast we speak in-depth with Bigg Jus and pay respect to Biz Markie. Kool Keith returns for another round of Weird Rap Horoscopes, and Eb&Flow is back with a Rap Grifters report. We also introduce the Hip Hop Haikus segment with guest poet Andrew Mbaruk. Plus more! MC/producer Bigg Jus, who ghosted the world for 9 years, is making his way back into the public eye as he ramps up for a string of releases. We get into the grit of his upbringing as an orphan, adopted only to become homeless, and how this led him to graffiti. From military school to street crime and finally into music (where he first made his mark with Company Flow), we follow Jus's trajectory through the decades, wherein his political, historical and sonic studies lead up to the current day. He talks about his upcoming projects with Orko Eloheim (as Nephilim Modulation Systems), his album-in-progress Sonoluminescence, and how he’s finally found the family that eluded him as a kid. The bonus episode features another 23 minutes with Jus in which we get deeper into his writing and recording practices, political views, pre-Company Flow works, and more. It’s yours, along with all the past bonus content (including exclusive interviews with Orko, Antipop Consortium, New Kingdom, etc.), for 3 tiny dollars at http://patreon.com/weirdrap. The Rap Grifters series continues as guest correspondent Eb&Flow breaks down the thinly-veiled white supremacist dogwhistler Tom MacDonald. The segment is followed by a brief discussion with Eb&Flow. As one of rap’s original outsiders, Biz Markie’s recent passing looms large in the weird rap universe. We detail his musical history and what he meant to us. Also made a playlist of some of our Biz favorites at https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLO3PzIvK6s2xC0VbjI5Z4ySXlRUWh-AXe. We introduce several new segments to the show: Are You Wealthy, Did You Know?, and Hip Hop Haikus, the latter featuring a brief original spoken-word piece by MC/poet Andrew Mbaruk. For your zodiacal needs, resident wizard Kool Keith returns with another edition of Weird Rap Horoscopes. And we recommend The Crate 808 Podcast. We’ve updated our ratings page so that now virtually anyone can help us combat the brutal algorithmic overlords with a few clicks in a minute or less at http://weirdrap.com/rating. Please do. T-shirts, socials, and all the other Weird Rap stuff is at http://weirdrap.com.
112:44 8/6/21
WR Chaotic Shitshow #3 ft. Nosaj & Jouquin Fox
Special guests Nosaj (New Kingdom) and Jouquin Fox join Beverly Fresh and Th' Mole on the Weird Rap Chaotic Shitshow to share and discuss some "guilty pleasures" (Master P, Pigeon John, Lil Yachty, Young MC, and Jay-Z).  Plus the Useless Trivia Championship and more... Video version at https://youtube.com/weirdrap Bonus episodes at http://patreon.com/weirdrap Please rate/review at http://weirdrap.com/rating All the Weird Rap stuff at http://weirdrap.com
69:23 7/27/21

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