Rap Radar

Rap Radar

Rap Radar is the home of hip-hop’s most revealing interviews. Each week, famed journalists Elliott Wilson and Brian ‘B.Dot’ Miller invite A-listers from across the hip-hop industry to sit down for the definitive conversation around life experiences, music and culture.

Episodes

December 14, 2023 52 mins

Gucci Mane and B.G. are a match made in trap heaven. After serving a dozen years in prison, B.G. linked with Gucci Mane for their debut collaboration, Choppers & Bricks. In his first interview since coming home, B.G. speaks on his new lease on life and musical partnership. Meanwhile, Gucci discusses his latest solo album Breath of Fresh Air, mixtape Mt.Rushmore, Takeoff, Big Scarr, “The 06 Gucci Mane” and more!

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2 Chainz is a workhorse. With a portfolio that includes a restaurant, the Atlanta legend recently opened the Candyland gentlemen's club in his hometown. Back in the booth however, Chainz reunited with Lil Wayne for their album, Collegrove 2. Narrated by 50 Cent, the project finds the duo in the fictional trenches. Making his return to the mainstage, Chainz talks about his latest business endeavor, Lil Wayne, Drake, The Isley Brothe...

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November 30, 2023 46 mins

Queen Naija's ruling R&B with an iron fist. Following a string of gold and platinum certifications, the former YouTuber dropped her long awaited project, After The Butterflies. But music isn't the only thing in her sights. The mother of two recently launched a podcast and plans on expanding her brand into apparel. Here, Queen talks about her latest EP, working with NBA Youngboy, Beyoncé's Renaissance tour, touring, connecting w...

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November 23, 2023 10 mins

Happy Thanksgiving from the Rap Radar team! We'll be back next week. 

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November 16, 2023 70 mins

As co-host of the nationally syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club, Charlamagne Tha God bites his tongue for no one. Recently, the South Carolina native hosted a week-long stint on The Daily Show. In addition to TV and radio, Charlamagne's also leading the charge behind his Black Effect Podcast network. Here, he speaks on returning to television, life after Angela Yee, therapy, relationship with Drake, and more!

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November 9, 2023 49 mins

Victoria Monét is a tour de force. This summer, Sacramento released her debut LP Jaguar II, and later embarked on a sold-out national tour. Not to be outdone, she plans on taking her talents across the pond and South America. Here, Victoria speaks on her latest album, Kelly Rowland, motherhood, "On My Mama", Beyoncé's Renaissance Tour, and much more! 

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November 2, 2023 64 mins

The Butcher’s here! After much anticipation, Benny The Butcher is set to drop his Def Jam debut, Everybody Can’t Go. In addition to the album, the Buffalo native has been busy managing his Black Sopranos Family label and collective. Here, Benny speaks on the project, J.Cole’s advice, Lil Wayne, LeBron James, Griselda, fan critiques, and a whole lot more! 

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October 26, 2023 47 secs

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October 19, 2023 72 mins

Steve Stoute’s been standing on business for over 25 years. This fall, the United Masters CEO held his annual SelectCon conference in New York City. Later this year, he’s honoring Scarface and Rakim at his inaugural Paid In Full ceremony in Las Vegas. Returning for a second time on the Rap Radar Podcast, Stoute speaks on his relationships with Usher, NBA Youngboy, Brent Faiyaz, Nas, 50 Cent, and JayZ. He also speaks candidly on Max...

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October 12, 2023 78 mins

Geechi Gotti is forever war ready. In fact, the Compton rapper set timelines ablaze with his battle against Eazy The Block Captain. With close to a dozen bouts under his belt, Geechi is gearing up for his next clash at Gods of The Arena 9. Here, Gotti speaks on the art of battle rap, Remy Ma, Eazy The Block Captain, battle rap money, battle rap Mt. Rushmore, and more!

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October 5, 2023 61 mins

Hit-Boy’s got the hot hand. This year the Grammy award winner produced two Nas albums (Magic 2; Magic 3) and a pair of his own (Surf or Drown; Surf or Drown Vol.2). He also contributed to Don Toliver (Love Sick) and Travis Scott’s (Utopia) projects. But Hit’s not done yet. He’s set to release an album with Alchemist and spearheading his father, Big Hit’s debut, The Truth Is In His Eyes. Joined by his dad, Hit speaks on his banner y...

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September 28, 2023 52 mins

38 Spesh is a rapper you can trust. In fact, Conway The Machine put his faith in the Rochester native for their debut album, Special Machinery. Months prior, he released his solo album, Gunsmoke. With diehard fans like basketball superstars Kevin Durant and LeBron James singing his praises, Spesh talks about his latest project, independence, Griselda, Ransom, TCF label and much more.

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September 21, 2023 54 mins

Teezo Touchdown's got a lot on his mind besides a crown of nails. This summer the Beaumont native released his debut album, How Do You Sleep At Night?. Prior to that, he guest starred on albums from Tyler, The Creator, Lil Yachty, Don Toliver, and Travis Scott. With Drake calling his album "One of the best collections of music",Teezo stood up with us to discuss his first offering, stardom, family, Lil Flip, OG Ron C and more!

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September 14, 2023 82 mins

More than 30 years after directing 2Pac's first music videos, director Allen Hughes returned to the small screen with his Emmy nominated docuseries, Dear Mama. Executive produced by Drake's Dreamcrew production company, the film chronicled Pac's relationship with his mother, Afeni. Here, Allen speaks on his acclaimed series, Menace II Society's 30 year anniversary, Dead Presidents, upcoming biopics (Snoop Dogg and Marvin Gaye) and ...

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September 7, 2023 54 mins

Giggs isn't here to play games. After taking a three year hiatus, the UK legend is back with his aptly titled album, Zero Tolerance. And with a new lease on his career, Giggs is taking full advantage of his opportunity with guest stars like Diddy, 21 Savage, and Jadakiss. Here, Gigg talks about his new project, returning to America, JayZ's shoutout, Drake collaborations, and more! 

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August 31, 2023 53 mins

Burna Boy is sitting on top of the world and the charts. After making history as the first African solo artist to sell out an American stadium, Burna released his seventh album, ‘I Told Them…’ Here, Burna speaks on his latest project, RZA, GZA, J.Cole, 21 Savage, Virgil Abloh, sampling, stabbing himself, and more! 

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August 24, 2023 82 mins

Fat Joe is hip-hop's biggest fan. This month, the Bronx bomber brought the house down at Yankee Stadium for Mass Appeal's Hip-Hop 50 celebration. Earlier this year, he celebrated the 30 year anniversary of his debut album, Represent. With the release of his upcoming Nike Air Force 1s and return to The White House, Joe, alongside friend and sneaker empresario Mayor, talk Hip-Hop 50, sneakers, legendary rappers, Vice President Kamala...

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August 17, 2023 85 mins

Sauce Walka is positioning himself to be a legend in two games. On one end, the Houston native is racking up millions via Only Fans. On the other, he's winning over hip-hop pursuits with his Ghetto Gospel series. Tucked in the Hollywood Hills, Sauce talks about his space age pimpin, Ghetto Gospel 3, family, Busta Rhymes, JayZ, Griselda Records,and more! Ooweee!

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August 10, 2023 54 mins

Janelle Monáe embarking on a new journey. And after a five year hiatus from music, the Kansas City native has returned with her most provocative album to date, The Age of Pleasure. Here, Janelle speaks on her latest project, working with Grace Jones, Nia Long, TDE’s Doechii and more!

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August 3, 2023 78 mins

Jeezy likes to drink. Jeezy likes to smoke, And now, you can add writing to his favorite things. A year after releasing his album Snofall, The Snowman's back with his debut book, Adversity For Sale. Here, Jeezy speaks on becoming an author, DJing skills, mixtapes, Nipsey Hussle, JayZ, The Recession 15 year anniversary and more!

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