Rap Radar

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Rap Radar is the home of hip-hop’s most revealing interviews. Each week, famed journalists Elliott Wilson and Brian ‘B.Dot’ Miller invite A-listers from across the hip-hop industry to sit down for the definitive conversation around life experiences, music and culture.

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Rap Radar: Alchemist & Roc Marciano
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The Alchemist & Roc Marciano make a perfect combination. And after much anticipation, the duo have released, The Elephant Man’s Bones. Here, the tandem speak on their new project, production, Kendrick Lamar, Stove God Cooks, and more.

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Sep 29, 2022
Rap Radar: Joey Bada$$
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Joey Badass is stuck in the past—but for good reason. 10 years after releasing his debut mixtape, 1999 the Brooklyn rapper pushed time forward with latest project, 2000. Ahead of the season premiere of his hit drama Raising Kanan, Joey talked about his newest project, family, acting, competition and more!

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Sep 22, 2022
Rap Radar: The Game
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The Game is at war with himself. And after years of internal affairs, the Compton rapper is bearing his wounds on his latest album, Drillmatic Heart vs Mind. In conversation with B.Dot and Elliott, Game speaks on contradictions, Eminem, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, and former XXL covers. 

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Sep 15, 2022
Rap Radar: Lloyd Banks
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Lloyd Banks in the house! And this time, it’s all good news. A year after dropping The Course of The Inevitable, Banks is back with his second installment. Prior to a sold out performance in NYC, the former G-Unit solider chops it up with B.Dot and Elliott on his latest project, early success, fatherhood, and more.

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Sep 08, 2022
Rap Radar: DJ Khaled
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DJ Khaled gets along well with others. So much in fact that the guests stars on his new album, God Did, are heaven sent. With features from Drake, JayZ, Eminem, and Lil Wayne, Khaled invite B.Dot and Elliott to his house for a private listening. Afterward, the triumvirate speak on making the album, verses, hip-hop roots, and more! 

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Sep 01, 2022
Rap Radar: Snoop & Jamie Foxx
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Vampires suck. Luckily, Jamie Foxx and Snoop Dogg are hunting them down in their new Netflix film, Day Shift. But this isn't the first time the superstars united. Since 2005, the duo have collaborated on their solo albums, Unpredictable and Tha Blue Carpet Treatment. Here, the tandem discuss working on the silver screen, hip-hop origins, Death Row Records, comedy, and more!

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Aug 25, 2022
Rap Radar: Quavo & Takeoff
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Atlanta’s three headed monster is now a duo. After finding success with Migos, Quavo and Takeoff now are setting sail as Unc & Phew. In their first sit-down, the duo discuss their new partnership and upcoming debut album. 

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Aug 18, 2022
Rap Radar Returns August 18th
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We're back! *Insert Elliott laugh*

Each week, we'll be bringing you the most exclusive interviews in hip hop and entertainment today. Catch us starting August 18th, listen and follow wherever you get your podcasts.

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Aug 08, 2022
Rap Radar Rewind: Vic Mensa
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Vic Mensa’s got a story to tell. But instead of putting it in a book, the Chicago rapper is waxing poetic on his debut album, The Autobiography. Featuring collaborations from rap heavyweights No I.D. and Pharrell, Vic logs accounts of love, death and everything in between. Here, the Roc Nation rookie speaks on his creative process, former relationships, studio sessions and more.

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Jul 28, 2022
Rap Radar Rewind: Saint JHN
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Fly Gods

In addition to the performances at Philly’s Made In America over the weekend, Rap Radar kept you in tuned to some of the acts with new episodes of the Rap Radar Podcast. On the grounds of Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Elliott Wilson and B.Dot chopped it up with Saint JHN. Work hard, play harder.

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Jul 28, 2022
Rap Radar Rewind: N.O.R.E.
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With nearly two decades in the game, N.O.R.E.'s still on the run eating. But these days his plate his bigger than ever. In addition to bringing his Drinking Champs podcast to play.it, the Queens native is also releasing his new mixtape, Drunk Uncle. Fresh off flight , N.O. talks about his new endeavors, Jay Z, hating independece, Michael Jordan, Nas, Lyor Cohen, beefs, and so much more!

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Jul 21, 2022
Rap Radar Rewind: The Lox
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It's been a long time coming, but after reconciling with Diddy, The Lox are hitting the road as part of the Bad Boy reunion tour. But the trio aren't just celebrating the past. Later this year, they're set to release their long awaited junior album, We Are The Streets 2. But Before their New York performance at the Barclays Center, Jadakiss, Styles P, and Sheek Louch reminisce on their formative years, Diddy, fights, work ethic, Roc-A-Fella battle and more.

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Jul 21, 2022
Rap Radar Rewind: Sickamore
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There aren't too many mixtape DJs that have transitioned from the streets to label suites. But since 2014, Sickamore has served as Vice President of A&R and Creative Director at Epic Records. More recently, the Brooklyn native curated Travis Scott's chart topper 'Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight' and YG 'Still Brazy'. In this lengthy chat, Sick discusses his mixtape origins, A&R roles, Nicki Minaj, Bill Clinton, photography and more.

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Jul 21, 2022
Rap Radar Rewind: Andre Harrell
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Uptown, Baby. It’s hard to think where Black music would be without Andre Harrell. As the founder of Uptown Records, he launched the careers of former intern Sean “Puffy” Combs—signed Mary J. Blige, Jodeci, and Heavy D—and birthed the sub-genres, New Jack Swing and Hip Hop Soul. These days as Vice Chairman of Revolt TV, Harrell is curating the upcoming third annual Revolt Music Conference. Thankfully, Mr. Champagne & Bubbles took some time to talk past, present and future. Cheers! 

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Jul 21, 2022
Rap Radar Rewind: Kareem Biggs Burke
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Hoffa! For years, Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Kareem “Biggs” Burke has remained behind the scenes. But now, the Harlem native is finally breaking his silence and returning to the fashion world with his clothing line, Fourth of November. In a rare sit-down, Hoffa talks about his latest venture, building the Roc, Reasonable Doubt, incarceration, Kanye West, Jay Z, Dame Dash, Emory Jones, OG Juan, Pusha T and more.

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Jul 21, 2022
Rap Radar Rewind: DJ Esco
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The COOLest. What do you get when the coolest podcast on the net meets the coolest DJ on the planet? An amazing conversation! Fresh off his Made In America performance, Future’s DJ Esco, recounts his 56 nights in a Dubai prison, residency at Magic City, hip-hop origins, dating rumors, and success of DS2.

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Jul 21, 2022
Rap Radar Rewind: Lyor Cohen
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You know the name. You’ve heard the stories. But now, it’s time for Lyor Cohen to set the record straight. Leaving no stone unturned, the 300 founder discussed the success of his label, independence, and artists Fetty Wap, Young Thug, and Travis Scott. Later on, he spoke on the passing of protégé Chris Lighty, relationship with Jay Z, pioneering 360 deals, and culture vulture accusations.

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Jul 21, 2022
Rap Radar Rewind: Steve Stoute (Part 1)
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After years of shepherding the careers of Nas and other legends, Steve Stoute’s returning to music with his new company, United Masters. Here, he speaks on his journey and the road ahead.

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Jul 21, 2022
Rap Radar Rewind: Steve Stoute (Part 2)
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After years of shepherding the careers of Nas and other legends, Steve Stoute’s returning to music with his new company, United Masters. Here, he speaks on his journey and the road ahead.

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Jul 21, 2022
Rap Radar Rewind: Stephen A. Smith
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Sports, Smith & Entertainment. Like it or not, Stephen A. Smith’s opinions matter. For many years, the sports journalist, television personality and radio host from the Queens has provided content for ESPN, most notably on ESPN First Take. Now with ESPN Radio New York 98.7 FM., The Stephen A. Smith Show and SIRIUS XM Radio’s The Stephen A. Smith Show just to name a few, Mr. Smith stays busy. Taking time out from his busy schedule, the respected sports enthusiast spoke with the Rap Radar Podcast on sports, early hip hop favorites, connection to the late Jam Master Jay, covering the murder of basketball star turned drug dealer, Karlton Hines, debates and much more.

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Jul 21, 2022
Rap Radar Rewind: D-Roc
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Although The Notorious B.I.G.’s life was shortened 21 years ago, he left behind eternal friendships. Damien “D-Roc” Butler was his closest confidant. On the brink of stardom, Roc took a weapons charge on Biggie’s behalf. After his release from prison, he served as B.I.G.’s personnel until his death. In later years, trouble followed Roc. He was involved in a shootout outside of Hot 97 and returned to prison. Upon his release, he launched his successful Invisible Bully apparel line and budding label, IB: Music. Along with flagship artist, Chris Matic, Roc remembers his childhood friend, entrepreneurship, music endeavors, and more.

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Jul 21, 2022
Rap Radar Rewind: Big Jon
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When it comes to the business of music publishing, it gets no bigger than Jon Platt. Currently as the CEO/Chairman of Warner/Chappelle Music. With over 30 years in the game and roster that includes JAY-Z, Beyonce and Lil Wayne, Jon will receive the City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Award. Here, the Denver native and former DJ breaks down the mechanics of music publishing, song writing, and more!

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Jul 21, 2022
Rap Radar Rewind: Murda Beatz
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Murda Beatz is killing the game. Thanks to his Lauryn Hill sampled production, Drake earned his third number one with “Nice For What.” But Drizzy isn’t the only one getting laced. In 2017, the Canadian producer supplied Migos (“Motorsport,”) Travis $cott (“Butterfly Effect,”) and 2 Chainz (“It’s A Vibe.”) With his album Keep God First 2 penciled in for later this year, Murda Beatz talks about his chart topping hits, his Quality Control affiliation, family and more.

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Jul 21, 2022
Rap Radar Rewind: Dave
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South London based rapper Dave has made a name for himself. Most recently, he released his latest project, PSYCHODRAMA. For his Rap Radar Podcast debut, the 21 year-old MC spoke with Elliott Wilson and Brian B.Dot Miller on his musical career, international stardom, Drake, Netflix series Top Boy, and much more.

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Jul 21, 2022
Rap Radar Rewind: Cam'ron
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Cam’ron’s got a huge release coming. Shortly after releasing new single “Believe In Free“, Cam announced his upcoming album, Purple Haze 2. For his long-over due Rap Radar Podcast debut, Killa gives a rare interview with Elliott Wilson and Brian B.Dot Miller. Here, he spoke on his upcoming album, how it coincides with the 15 anniversary of the classic Purple Haze, reconciling with Nas, reuniting with Jay-Z, Dipset, snitching, movie rolls, and everything else between. You mad.

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Jul 21, 2022
Rap Radar Rewind: D.R.A.M.
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Go ahead, call it a comeback. A year after being written off as a one hit wonder, Big Baby D.R.A.M. has defied the odds with his double platinum hit, “Broccoli”. Currently on his The Spread Love tour, the Virginia native chops it up about his success, come-up, co-signs, upbringing, and more. 

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Jul 21, 2022
Rap Radar Rewind: 6lack
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6lack’s got a good head on his shoulders. Mainly because after chopping his signature dreadlocks the Atlanta native released his focused sophomore album, East Atlanta Love Letter. Accompanied by his daughter Syx, the rapper turnt crooner talks about his latest effort, fatherhood, touring, and why he’s better than his competition.

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Jul 21, 2022
Rap Radar Rewind: Young M.A
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Brooklyn has a new leading lady. After years of padding YouTube with freestyles, Young M.A. has the internet and streets going nuts with her salacious hit, “OOOUUU”. Back in her hometown, M.A talks about her lead single, Jadakiss, 50 Cent, Empire, childhood, family, sexuality, touring and more. 

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Jul 21, 2022
Rap Radar Rewind: Big K.R.I.T.
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Big K.R.I.T.’s taking no prisoners. Coming off the heels of his acclaimed mixtape It’s Better This Way, K.R.I.T. is ready to claim his spot amongst hip-hop’s new generation. While on the New York leg of his Kritically Acclaimed tour, the Mississippi MC explains the concept behind tape, B.B. King, being underrated, label politics, touring, upcoming album and lots more!

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Jul 21, 2022
Rap Radar Rewind: Young Dolph
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Young Dolph prides himself on being self made and self paid. After admitting to turning down a $22 million recording deal, the Memphis rapper released his latest LP, Role Model. Here, Dolph speaks on his independent success, family, near death experiences, and more!

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Jul 21, 2022
Rap Radar Rewind: Kid Capri
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With over 30 years in the game, DJ Kid Capri is still one of the most sought after names in hip-hop. So much in fact, that Kendrick Lamar called on the turntable pioneer to appear on his chart topping album, DAMN. But performing has been Capri’s livelihood and commits to 250 dates annually. Here, the Bronx native talks about working with Kendrick, legacy,  production, and more. What happens on earth stays on earth!

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Jul 21, 2022
Rap Radar Rewind: Royce 5'9
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GOAT talk. Still scorching off the release of his latest album, The Allegory, Royce 5’9″ ushers in the new season of the Rap Radar Podcast with his second appearance. On this time around, the Detroit lyricist reunites with Elliott Wilson and Brian B.Dot Miller to discuss the new album, a breakdown some of his lyrics, Slaughterhouse, publishing rights, the involving industry, and so much more.

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Jul 21, 2022
Rap Radar Rewind: Russ (Part 1)
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Russ talks a big game. And two platinum singles and a gold album, the Atlanta native knows how to back it up. After months on the road, he’s back in New York with a lot to get off his mind.

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Jul 21, 2022
Rap Radar Rewind: Russ (Part 2)
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Russ talks a big game. And two platinum singles and a gold album, the Atlanta native knows how to back it up. After months on the road, he’s back in New York with a lot to get off his mind.

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Jul 21, 2022
Rap Radar Rewind: Freddie Gibbs
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Freddie Gibbs in an independent powerhouse. In fact, the Gary Indiana native is currently on a national sold out tour in support of last year’s release, Shadow of a Doubt. But things weren’t always this smooth. Two years ago, he survived an assassination attempt in New York City. Back in the Big Apple for the first time since, Gangsta Gibbs talks about his latest project, touring, fame, fatherhood, social media, family, Jeezy, and tons more.

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Jul 21, 2022
Rap Radar Rewind: Tech N9ne
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When it comes to business, Tech N9ne is a boardroom bully. For close to 20 years, he’s applied his hands on approach as CEO of independent juggernaut, Strange Music. Outside of the office, Tech is set to release his 17th album, The Storm. The project features guest stars from across all genres. In this in depth chat, Tech speaks on his new music, family, collaborations, independence, Lil Wayne, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and more.

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Jul 21, 2022
Rap Radar Rewind: Dapper Dan
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No one knows fashion more than the fliest of fly, Daniel “Dapper Dan” Day. On the latest episode of the Rap Radar Podcast, the Harlem legend welcomed a sharped dressed Elliott Wilson and a rather lathered Brian B.Dot Miller to his historic Dapper Dan’s Boutique. Here, the iconic haberdasher spoke on his history in fashion, his heavily hip hop influence, the new fashion line with Gucci, recent  New York Times’ best-seller memoir, Dapper Dan: Made In Harlem and much more.

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Jul 21, 2022
Rap Radar Rewind: Trippie Redd
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Trippie Redd’s had a magnificent 2019 with the release of two stellar projects, ! and A Love Letter To You 4. For his first appearance on the Rap Radar Podcast, the Ohio rapper spoke with Elliott Wilson and Brian B.Dot Miller on the music behind the latter, experimenting with genres, usage of drugs, recent devotion to sobriety, the lost of his dear friend Juice WRLD, success, new music, feuds, and much more.

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Jul 21, 2022
Rap Radar Rewind: Russ
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What They Want? For over a decade, Russ’ calling card has been independence. Dubbed the “DIY Pioneer,” the Atlanta rookie is a one man gang who records, produces, and engineers his own music. An example of his craftsmanship can be found on his breakout hit, “What They Want”. Following a sold out performance in New York City, Russ speaks on his self efficiency, media gripes, come up, family, songwriting, competition, finances and more!

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Jul 21, 2022
Rap Radar Rewind: City Girls
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The City Girls are reunited and it feels so good. With JT home from a year long prison sentence, her and Yung Miami are prepping their tentatively titled debut, 'Point Blank Period.' But in the meantime, the Miami duo are keeping the streets warm with their latest single “You Tried It” and “Money Fight” off the Bad Boys For Life soundtrack. Here, Quality Control’s leading ladies discuss their new music, separation, relationships, family, and more—Period!

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Jul 21, 2022