We are celebrating the milestone of reaching 100 episodes of Dad Bod Rap Pod by focusing our attention on one of the greatest rap groups of all time, A Tribe Called Quest. They are monumentally important to the development of hip-hop music and culture in general but also in our personal lives.
First up, we have an in-depth interview with Hanif Abdurraqib, author of Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest. The book is one of the few books on the the golden age of rap that takes the listener’s perspective into account and spends a lot of time talking about how this brilliant and important music made the author feel. We appreciate the very busy Mr. Abdurraqib for taking the time to speak with us.
Next we have not one but two ATCQ trivia games that you can play along with at home! The first is based on 10 questions about facts from Tribe’s career. The second is based on recognizing audio snippets from Tribe sample sources. We are joined for this segment by friends of the program Albert Jenkins and DJ Cutso. Our brand new theme song, “Pyramids” which we are debuting on this episode, is produced by the talented Mr. Jenkins. You’ll be hearing more from him soon!
Last but not least we have an interview with legendary producer Prince Paul (returning for his second appearance on DBRP). He was present for the earliest days of Tribe’s career and provides valuable insight on their sound their era and the Native Tongues collective.
Thank you all for listening and supporting the show! Here’s to another 100 episodes.