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Episode 112 with guests Estee Nack and Spectacular Diagnostics

This week we have a brief check in with the three hosts via conference call, where we hear about Dave’s interview with Conway and The Alchemist for Billboard about their new EP Lulu, and Demone tells us about being interviewed by NPR for a story related to his day job running a food bank. Next up we have an interview with MC Estee Nack, an incredibly productive rapper who releases excellent street rap at a rapid clip. He just released the album IWANNAFXCKJADAFIRE as a physical-only drop and Baladas, a collaboration with producer Superior, to streaming services. After that we have an interview with producer Spectacular Diagnostics, who has a long history in the game that many many be unaware of. His album Raw Unknown (one of our favorite releases of the year so far) features MCs such as billy woods, Quelle Chris and Vic Spencer and he is keeping busy during the shelter-in-place era by releasing beat packs for a dollar on his Bandcamp page. Beats for this week’s episode were provided by Cryptic One and we thank him for the plug. 

Episode 112 with guests Estee Nack and Spectacular Diagnostics

 
 
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Episode 111 with guests Elaquent and Controller 7

Welcome back to week 2 of the slightly-reformatted Dad Bod Rap Pod as recorded under “shelter-in-place” conditions so we are not able to meet in person. This week all 3 co-hosts share what their lives have been like lately, what they’ve been listening to and watching to fill the time, and of course we get a little deep on some new rap releases including R.A.P. Ferreira’s Purple Moonlight Pages and Jay Electronica’s debut album A Written Testimony. Our featured interview this week is with Canadian beatsmith Elaquent, who recently released an album on Mellow Music Group entitled Forever Is a Pretty Long Time featuring guest verses from DBRP favorites such as Cavalier, Chester Watson, and Oddisee. Please note that the interview was recorded before the Covid-19 pandemic so it has a pretty light tone. All of the beats on this week’s episode besides our theme song (produced by DJ Albert Jenkins) are from Elaquent’s Baker’s Dozen album. Next up we have an interview with friend of the program, producer Controller 7. He has a new album called couch in collaboration with MC Mestizo featuring cuts from DJ D-Styles. It’s available on Bandcamp for the time being, and may be released physically in some form in the future.

Episode 111 with guests Elaquent and Controller 7

 
 
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Dad Bod Rap Pod is a hip-hop discussion podcast based out of San Jose, CA. Our three hosts are lifelong rap fans who approach the art form of hip-hop through the lens of their lived experience. Demone Carter p.k.a DEM ONE is an MC with a long line of releases and collaborations stretching back to the 90’s including group The New Math with BOOKS ONE and has collaborated with artists including D-Styles and Motion Man. David Ma is a writer, editor, and journalist whose work has appeared in publications like Wax Poetics, The Guardian, Red Bull Music Academy, and is the founder of audioblog nerdtorious.com. Nate LeBlanc is a record collector who worked as the hip-hop buyer of a record store for years and founded the Dig Dug listening party and record swap and has published articles on obscure music on a variety of platforms but mostly on nerdtorious. New Episodes every Thursday at noon-ish PST. Follow us on Twitter for polite retweets and the occasional hot take @dadbodrapdod

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