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These Hip-Hop Podcasts Are the Best Things Since Sliced Bread

Hip-hop is an undeniable cultural force, and rightfully so. Here are some of the most celebrated hip-hop podcasts out right now.


Dec. 27 2023, Published 10:49 a.m. ET

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Hip-hop culture is a movement that has a lot of power and informs the landscape of pop culture.

Over the years, rappers and hip-hop influencers have given us double entendres to dissect in their music, but things get a little more interesting when they ditch the mic to rap in exchange for a podcast mic.

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Some of the most popular podcasts right now focus on hip-hop news, new music, and everything you need to know about your favorite rappers. Here are some of the best hip-hop podcasts you should be subscribed to.

'Drink Champs'

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Hosted by the lively, dynamic duo of N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN, Drink Champs is not just a podcast; it's a spirited celebration of hip-hop. The show has become renowned for some of hip hop's best and brightest recounting untold stories, dropping gems of wisdom, or sharing hot, unspilled, and often scandalous tea.

The chemistry between the hosts and the array of artists is truly something to behold, and the two hosts have an amazing ability to earn the trust of their guests.

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'The Joe Budden Podcast'

Joe Budden's raw and unfiltered nature, coupled with his gruff voice and personality, make The Joe Budden Podcast one of the most well-known hip-hop podcasts out right.

Known for his unapologetic candor, Joe Budden dives deep into the pulse of hip-hop culture and critiques new projects that artists have out. The show also invites, and interviews some of the prominent artists of the moment.

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'Rap Radar'

Elliott Wilson and Brian 'B. Dot' Miller are the voices behind Rap Radar, a famed podcast known for discussing some of the most talked-about artists in the music industry.

Whether they are interviewing a seasoned rap veteran or a rising sensation, the duo has a habit of making their interviews in-depth, revealing, entertaining, and intriguing. This offers listeners an insider's perspective on the industry's ever-shifting landscape.

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'Caresha Please'

Yung Miami rose to fame for being one-half of the modern rap duo City Girls, but she became a stronger cultural force to be reckoned with after she started her renowned podcast Caresha Please.

The Florida native's podcast is full of charisma, charm, and humor. She has interviewed everyone from Megan Thee Stallion, Summer Walker, Ari Fletcher, and Blac Chyna on her show — and the interviews are always fun.

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'It Is What It Is With Cam'Ron and Ma$e'

Although this is not directly a hip-hop podcast per se, It Is What It Is is the perfect blend of sports and pop commentary by two hip-hop titans: Cam'Ron and Ma$e.

The chemistry between these two New York-born-and-raised veteran rap icons informs each episode and transports listeners to the old and nostalgic days.

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'The Danny Brown Show'

The famed Danny Brown Show is an avant-garde hip-hop podcasted hosted by the enigmatic Detroit rapper himself who brings charm and spirit to the charm to the podcast scene and gives listeners a unique blend of humor, wit, and insightful discussions.

With a lineup of unique guests and unpredictable conversations, The Danny Brown Show is an intellectually fascinating take on hip-hop and all of its emblems.

What's your favorite hip-hop podcast?

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