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Episode 100- A Tribe Called Quest Tribute with guests Hanif Abdurraqib & Prince Paul

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.

Episode 100- A Tribe Called Quest Tribute with guests Hanif Abdurraqib & Prince Paul

 
 
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Episode 99- Best Albums of the Decade

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Episode 99- Best Albums of the Decade

 
 
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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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