As rap music continues to mature as an art form more and more rappers are telling their stories on the page as opposed to just on the mic. We were fortunate to have Chicago-based rapper Psalm One join us this week to talk about her new book Her Word Is Bond (which is out now via Haymarket books). Part memoir, part music journalism, Her Word is Bond takes an unflinching look at underground hip hop culture through the eyes of a queer Black woman. Psalm talked to us about the process of making the book and how it impacted her mental health. She also shares some cool stories about her high school former classmate and current rapper/podcast impresario Open Mike Eagle.
Hosts Nate LeBlanc, David Ma, and Demone Carter also lament the break-up of the pioneering comedy duo Desus and Mero. As a special bonus, there are clips from the recent Dad Bod Rap Pod live event Slap Box included in this episode.
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