Joey Badass, Mic Handz

Peace and love everyone! As always, big things happening in NY’s rap radio game, as long time DJ/personality Cipha Sounds has parted ways with iconic NY rap station Hot 97. It is the latest in a long-running (de)volution happening at the once-heralded “home of hip hop.” We discussed what Cipha’s departure means for the NY rap radio game, and for Cipha Sounds himself.

Aside from that, an artist we have been supporting for a very long time has finally begun to get the widespread attention many have been waiting for. Joey Bada$$ had a strong opening week with B4.DA.$$,his anticipated debut release. We talked about how people felt about the project, and what it means for New York rap as well as indie hip hop in general.

We’ll also heard from artist/entrepreneur Mic Handz, the creative force behind T.H.E.M. Recordings and The Writter’s Block concert series. They are putting together a great show this week, and you’ll definitely want to know about it.

Listen to the full episode below. 

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