Boom Bap Book Club

Boom Bap Book Club

What makes a rap song outstanding? What makes an album a masterpiece? What’s more important—lyrics or production? There are no right answers, but dammit three rap nerds are gonna try to find them in this podcast. Original music by Red Walrus. The Rap Lizards are: Ben, Dion, and Gary.

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June 1, 2023 91 mins

What makes a rap song outstanding?
What makes an album a masterpiece?
What’s more important—lyrics or production?
There are no right answers, but dammit three rap nerds are gonna try to find them in this podcast.
 
Original music by Red Walrus.

This week, we discuss the 2013 album "Run The Jewels" by Run The Jewels.

Boom Bap Book Club is: Ben, Dion and Gary.
Co-produced by Nate.

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What makes a rap song outstanding?
What makes an album a masterpiece?
What’s more important—lyrics or production?
There are no right answers, but dammit three rap nerds are gonna try to find them in this podcast.
 
Original music by Red Walrus.

This week, we discuss the 2003 album "The Black Album" by Jay-Z.

Boom Bap Book Club is: Ben, Dion and Gary.
Co-produced by Nate.

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What makes a rap song outstanding?
What makes an album a masterpiece?
What’s more important—lyrics or production?
There are no right answers, but dammit three rap nerds are gonna try to find them in this podcast.
 
Original music by Red Walrus.

This week, we discuss the 1998 album "Moment Of Truth" by Gang Starr.

Boom Bap Book Club is: Ben, Dion and Gary.
Co-produced by Nate.

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RIP DAVE.

What makes a rap song outstanding?
What makes an album a masterpiece?
What’s more important—lyrics or production?
There are no right answers, but dammit three rap nerds are gonna try to find them in this podcast.
 
Original music by Red Walrus.

This week, we discuss the 1996 album "Stakes Is High" by De La Soul.

Boom Bap Book Club is: Ben, Dion and Gary.
Co-produced by Na...

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What makes a rap song outstanding?
What makes an album a masterpiece?
What’s more important—lyrics or production?
There are no right answers, but dammit three rap nerds are gonna try to find them in this podcast.
 
Original music by Red Walrus.

This week, we discuss the 2002 album "Primitive Plus" by Edan.

The Rap Lizards are: Ben, Dion and Gary.
Co-produced by Nate.

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April 1, 2022 85 mins

What makes a rap song outstanding?
What makes an album a masterpiece?
What’s more important—lyrics or production?
There are no right answers, but dammit three rap nerds are gonna try to find them in this podcast.
 
Original music by Red Walrus.

This week, we discuss the 2002 album "God's Son" by Nas.

The Rap Lizards are: Ben, Dion and Gary.
Co-produced by Nate.

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What makes a rap song outstanding?
What makes an album a masterpiece?a
What’s more important—lyrics or production?
There are no right answers, but dammit three rap nerds are gonna try to find them in this podcast.
 
Original music by Red Walrus.

This week, we discuss the 2007 album "Desire" by Pharoahe Monch.

The Rap Lizards are: Ben, Dion and Gary.
Co-produced by Nate.

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What makes a rap song outstanding?
What makes an album a masterpiece?a
What’s more important—lyrics or production?
There are no right answers, but dammit three rap nerds are gonna try to find them in this podcast.
 
Original music by Red Walrus.

This week, we discuss the 2021 album "Call Me If You Get Lost" by "Tyler, The Creator.

The Rap Lizards are: Ben, Dion and Gary.
Co-p...

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What makes a rap song outstanding?
What makes an album a masterpiece?a
What’s more important—lyrics or production?
There are no right answers, but dammit three rap nerds are gonna try to find them in this podcast.
 
Original music by Red Walrus.

This week, we discuss the 2016 album "We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service" by A Tribe Called Quest.

The Rap Lizards are: Ben, Dio...

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January 9, 2022 100 mins

What makes a rap song outstanding?
What makes an album a masterpiece?
What’s more important—lyrics or production?
There are no right answers, but dammit three rap nerds are gonna try to find them in this podcast.
 
Original music by Red Walrus.

This week, we discuss the 1997 album "Forever" by Wu-Tang Clan.

The Rap Lizards are: Ben, Dion and Gary.
Co-produced by Nate.

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January 2, 2022 73 mins

WE'RE BACK!! Brand new year, brand new episodes.

What makes a rap song outstanding?
What makes an album a masterpiece?
What’s more important—lyrics or production?
There are no right answers, but dammit three rap nerds are gonna try to find them in this podcast.
 
Original music by Red Walrus.

This week, we discuss the 1996 album "Muddy Waters" by Redman.

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What makes a rap song outstanding?
What makes an album a masterpiece?
What’s more important—lyrics or production?
There are no right answers, but dammit three rap nerds are gonna try to find them in this podcast.
 
Original music by Red Walrus.

This week, we discuss the 1996 album "The Score" by Fugees.

The Rap Lizards are: Ben, Dion and Gary.
Co-produced by Nate.

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What makes a rap song outstanding?
What makes an album a masterpiece?
What’s more important—lyrics or production?
There are no right answers, but dammit three rap nerds are gonna try to find them in this podcast.
 
This is a little bonus episode where the guys chat about the outstanding news about De La Soul!

(*please note there is a slight dip in audio quality this episode, but future episodes will ret...

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What makes a rap song outstanding?
What makes an album a masterpiece?
What’s more important—lyrics or production?
There are no right answers, but dammit three rap nerds are gonna try to find them in this podcast.
 
Original music by Red Walrus.

This week, we discuss the 1996 album "Beats, Rhymes and Life" by A Tribe Called Quest.

The Rap Lizards are: Ben, Dion and Gary.
Co-produce...

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What makes a rap song outstanding?
What makes an album a masterpiece?
What’s more important—lyrics or production?
There are no right answers, but dammit three rap nerds are gonna try to find them in this podcast.
 
Original music by Red Walrus.

This week, we discuss the 2021 album "Super What?" by Czarface & MF DOOM
Oh, and your very own Rap Lizards were sampled on this album!!
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What makes a rap song outstanding?
What makes an album a masterpiece?
What’s more important—lyrics or production?
There are no right answers, but dammit three rap nerds are gonna try to find them in this podcast.

Original music by Red Walrus.

This week, we discuss the 1997 albums "The Album" and "The Muzappers Mixes EP" by Latyrx

The Rap Lizards are: Ben, Dion and Gary.

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Follow us on a side trip as we break down a non hip-hop album!
Gary's album suggestion from the last episode sent us on a journey to a place in music that neither of us necessarily have much experience in. But we had a GREAT time analyzing and discussing a very good album from a quite talented artist.

Original music by Red Walrus.

This week, we discuss the 2020 album Fetch The Bolt Cutters by Fiona Appl...

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February 18, 2021 77 mins

What makes a rap song outstanding?
What makes an album a masterpiece?
What’s more important—lyrics or production?
There are no right answers, but dammit three rap nerds are gonna try to find them in this podcast.

Original music by Red Walrus.

This week, we discuss the 1985 album Radio by LL Cool J

The Rap Lizards are: Ben, Dion and Gary.
Co-produced by Nate.

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What makes a rap song outstanding?
What makes an album a masterpiece?
What’s more important—lyrics or production?
There are no right answers, but dammit three rap nerds are gonna try to find them in this podcast.

Original music by Red Walrus.

This week, we discuss the 2004 album Mm..Food? by MF DOOM
We also begin the episode by paying our respects to the absolute legend, and a hero to each of us: M...

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What makes a rap song outstanding?
What makes an album a masterpiece?
What’s more important—lyrics or production?
There are no right answers, but dammit three rap nerds are gonna try to find them in this podcast.

On this episode, Esoteric joins Ben, Dion, and Gary for a dive into Star Wars, music, and a tease of what we can look forward to in 2021.

Original music by Red Walrus.

The Rap Lizard...

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