This week we are joined by author, podcaster and cultural commentator Shea Serrano. You may know Shea’s work from Grantland, The Ringer, or his recently-released New York Times best-selling book Hip-Hop (And Other Things). Shea has an inspiring hustle and career arc, but at the end of the day he’s just a dude that loves rap music. We talk with him about his various exciting projects, his interactions with his fans online, and his journey in journalism. In the intro segment the fellas dissect Earl Sweatshirt’s new album Sick! an early contender for hip-hop album of the year. Beats on this week’s show are from producer Brycon, instrumentals from the Diamond Lung album Jeweler’s Loop and we appreciate the contribution. DBRP is a dot on the map in the archipelago known as Stony Island Audio.