Need to know what podcasts to listen to? We got you covered.
If you haven’t heard yet, podcasts are taking over the web. Podcasting is the new medium and there’s good reason. Unlike YouTube or blogs, you can consume a podcast at any time. While driving a car, mowing the lawn, working out and plenty of other activities. And the content is wide-ranging and at most times extremely informative. We’ve even started one recently.
So for all you Hip Hop Heads out there that are just getting into the world of podcasts and you don’t know where to start, I’m going to put you on 10 Hip Hop podcasts that you should check out.
The Combat Jack Show
This is probably one of the most well-known Hip Hop Podcasts on the market. The podcast features attorney, author and radio personality Reggie Ossé interviewing some of the greatest in Hip Hop culture, from the old school to the new school.
Description: The undisputed #1 HipHop podcast, the Combat Jack Show features interviews with HipHop icons & the most in-depth conversations about music, news, culture & race. Listen to Russell Simmons, Chuck D, Damon Dash, Rza, Scarface, D-Nice and more share personal stories and talk exclusively about their journeys, philosophies and viewpoints.
Rap Radar Podcast
The Rap Radar Podcast is one of the few Hip Hop Podcasts that is strictly focused on Hip Hop. A fair warning though, Elliot Wilson’s laugh is worse than a hyena’s laugh. But he’s been toning it down so he gets an A for effort. Similar to the earlier one, you’ll hear interviews with old and new.
Description: Hip hop’s premier website connects with our culture’s most important voices. Hosted by Elliott Wilson and Brian “B.Dot” Miller.
The Juan Epstein Podcast has been in the game before you even knew what a podcast was. It’s hosts are the well-known Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg from Hot97 in New York. If you’ve enjoyed them on the radio at any time, then you’ll enjoy their Hip Hop podcast.
Description: Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg’s ‘Juan Epstein’ is the longest running and most beloved hip hop nerdcast on the planet. Based in the legendary Hot 97 studios, Ciph and Rosenberg go in-depth on Hip Hop with EVERYONE. They ask the questions that only TRUE nerdy fans can ask. Past guests include Jay-Z, Eminem, Aziz Ansari, Big Daddy Kane, Ghostface, Diamond D, Redman, Patrice O’neal, and many more! Hundreds of hours of Hip Hop gold.
A Waste of Time with It’s The Real
If you’re looking for a good waste of time, Eric and Jeff Rosenthal, 2 jewish guys that know their Hip Hop shit, put together a funny, entertaining podcast featuring interviews with some of the coolest artists out. You’ll never hear the basic questions that you hear in most interviews. And make sure you have an aka ready if you’re a guest on their show.
Description: A hip-hop dinner party at the Rosenthals’ apartment: the world’s biggest rappers invited over to engage in authentic and hilarious conversation at the Upper West Side home of hip-hop sketch comedian brothers, Eric and Jeff Rosenthal.
The Vlad Couch
If you’re a regular of DJ Vlad’s VladTV.com, you’ll be familiar with his podcast. Here, you’ll get the audio versions of all his interviews in full. Be ready to hear some interesting point of views, real stories and honest thoughts from artists, music industry insiders and a lot more.
Description: DJ Vlad sits down on his couch each week with a slew of celebrity guests – such as Charlamagne, Lord Jamar and a host of others. Join him each week as he shares these entire interviews with you about current events and news in urban culture.
Drink Champs is a newer podcast on the scene but it’s gaining traction extremely fast, making it’s way to the top of the charts effortlessly. The podcast is hosted by none other than N.O.R.E. with DJ EFN all behind some great drinks. Get ready to hear some in-depth behind the scenes interviews that you won’t hear anyone else.
Description: Legendary Queens rapper and one half of Capone-n-Noreaga N.O.R.E. alongside Miami hip-hop pioneer DJ EFN come together as the Drink Champs. Listen in as N.O.R.E., DJ EFN and special guests talk over some drinks and discuss everything from current events to old school stories. Nothing is sacred when talking with the Drink Champs so this show is not for the easily offended!
Snoop Dogg’s GGN Podcast
The icon Snoop Dogg drops a Hip Hop Podcast featuring some of the best talent and plenty of mary jane. But it doesn’t stop there. You’ll also get interviews with people like Seth Rogen, Lil Duval, Mike Epps and more. The visuals are also on YouTube which you can check out here.
Description: Wake and bake cuz! Down to smoke one with your big homie Snoop Dogg? Well, here I is and here’s your shot neffew. Get up close and personal with me – the one and only Snoop Dogg each week on my official GGN podcast. This podcast right here is hosted by none other than me…yours truly…music legend and pop culture icon… Snoop D-O-double G ya dig?!? This is nuthin but a smoked out session rolled tightly into podcast form that features me choppin’ game with and doin’ full-length interviews with a who’s who from the entertainment world. Listen to some funny ass comedic tales or me bustin’ some off tha cuff freestyles. Man, me and my guests speak on everything related to popular culture. No one does uncensored and uncut quite like ya boy Big Snoop…aka Finding Nemo…aka Nemo Hoes. And now I’m inviting you to blaze one up with us and jump on in. Subscribe now and then join us for #PuffPuffPassTuesdays to listen to a brand new podcast delivered fresh from the oven, prepared perfectly on the GGN News Desk and delivered directly to your ear drum…You bitch you. LOL! Oh, a don’t forget…you can listen to my GGN podcasts just about anywhere in your hood… iTunes and Soundcloud to be exact. We also heavy on that social media Jack!
Angela Yee’s Lip Service
Angela Yee from Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club started her own podcast and surprisingly features a lot of Hip Hop artists. Though the questions on this may lean a little more towards the sex and relationships side, anyone who would be interested will get a new side of their favorite artists they may not know about.
Description: Syndicated radio star Angela Yee talks sex and relationships with the hottest stars in hip-hop and R&B. Join her and her friends each week as they coax stars into revealing their most intimate from the bedroom. It’s hip-hop like you’ve never heard before.
Audible Treats isn’t a vocal podcast but more so a music podcast. Operating as a PR Agency based in New York, they’ve worked with some of the dopest artists on the indie and major scene. They give you new music from their artists and if you want to keep up with some gems, then subscribe to their Hip Hop Podcast.
Description: Audible Treats is a Brooklyn-based entertainment marketing and publicity firm specializing in print and online media coverage. The Podcast is a mix of established and under-the-radar hip-hop artists. Featuring Talib Kweli, The Pharcyde, Hieroglyphics, and more.
Hip Hop Review Podcast
A newer podcast on the scene, the Hip Hop Review Podcast focuses on reviewing the latest Hip Hop albums out at the moment. The reviews have included Drake, YG, Vic Mensa, Chance The Rapper, ASAP Ferg, Big Sean, Young Thug and a lot more.
Description: VonteThePro & WillGil Listen to new and classic Hip Hop albums/mixtapes and sit down every week to discuss their top tracks, least favorites , ratings and more. Checking out whats hot in the streets so you know whats going on!