In the first segment we pay tribute to the Queen of Soul, the dearly departed Aretha Franklin. We spend some time on her life and music and we recommend tracks to help folks understand the connections between her music and some classic hip-hop productions. In the second segment we interview Apani B Fly MC, a standout of the late-90’s, early-2000’s New York underground scene. We are big fans of her music, her voice, her writing, and she makes a few announcements that will be great news for her fans. Beats this week were submitted by Son Raw, a beatmaker and journalist out of Montreal, heard here for the first time. Follow him on Twitter @sonraw for the imminent drop of his new beat tape. We also continue our cross-promotion with the Dope Sh!t Podcast out of New York. It’s been really rewarding to build with all of these like-minded folks. Thanks for listening.