The What?! Hip Hop, Questions, Legends and Lists

The What?! Hip Hop, Questions, Legends and Lists

Each week The What?! poses an unanswered, yet nagging, question discussed in hip hop circles, barber shops and street corners; and each week our hosts, Mouse and Nyla help you find the answers. New episodes dropping every Monday.

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August 23, 2021 61 min

This week Nyla and Mouse look back at the Rap Blog Era from 2009 - 2013. A time when up and coming rappers like Drake, Kendrick and Cole were leveraging Rap Blogs to get music to fans. Featuring rapper Mickey Factz.

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This week on The What?! Nyla and Mouse unbox hip hop endorsements deals. Sure, working with big corporate brands may make rappers rich, but does it also keep our favorite artists out of the studio? The commercials are cool, but where's the music? Featuring music executive and media personality, Wayno.

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On this weeks episode Nyla & Mouse discuss white rappers.  Which white rappers are invited to the cookout. What does the white rapper Mt. Rushmore look like? Our special guest, MC Serch formerly of 3rd Bass joins the show to help answer the question, do we still call white rappers, white rappers? 

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Jay-Z and Kanye West teamed up to release Watch the Throne on August 8th 2011. 10 years after it's release, Mouse and Nyla talk about its impact, how Jay and Ye mixed swag and style with heavier topics like future fatherhood, a push for Black excellence and challenge American beauty standards. We ask, is Watch the Throne the best collaboration album of all time? Featuring journalist Jayson Rodriguez.

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July 26, 2021 63 min

Hip Hop has a history of funny personalities on wax, but social media has opened the lens into the real lives of our favorite and funniest artists. Some rappers like 50 Cent and Cam’ron are R-Rated funny, while others like 2 Chainz, Kanye and Eminem are Lyrically funny; still others like Tyler the Creator are considered Left of Dial funny. Mouse and Nyla break it all down to answer Who’s Funniest in Hip Hop?

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The sound of Brooklyn Drill helped make Pop Smoke a superstar. But after Pop’s murder last year, how can this subgenre of rap, who’s lyrics and songs are filled with threats of gun violence, evolve and keep artists safe? We help you find the answer. Featuring Vok (Vokorondon) Barclay (Manager of 22Gz, Bizzy Banks, CoachDaGhost, Shawny BinLadden).

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1998 was a watershed year for Hip Hop. Over a year after the death of two Hip Hop Icons, the genre forged tragedy into triumph with one of its most creative and successful years. Two rising stars created masterpieces (Jay-Z & Lauryn Hill) The south stepped up (Outkast, Juvenile, Master P), and a handful of newcomers brought grittiness and lyricism back to the game (DMX, Big Pun, NORE, Cam’ron, Canibus,)  

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July 5, 2021 59 min

Each week on The What?! We answer an unanswered question in Hip Hop. On this episode, our hosts Mouse and Nyla ask who is Rap's NEXT Big 3? 

Kendrick, Drake and Cole, Biggie, Jay or Nas? Rap culture has historically crowned 3 King or 3-Headed monsters, save the Mt. Rushmore debate for historical discussions. So which big 3 are ready to run the next 5 years? Roddy Rich? DaBaby? Lil Baby? Cardi? Saweetee? Lil Uzi? Cordae? Meg? Fin...

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June 28, 2021 47 min

Each week on The What?! We answer an unanswered question in Hip Hop. 

On this episode, our hosts Mouse and Nyla ask is Tik Tok good or bad for Hip Hop? 

We know Hip Hop is the #1 genre on Tik Tok but what impact is the app having on artists?

Featuring guest rapper/singer BIA, who’s song ‘Whole Lotta Money’ has done huge numbers on Tik Tok.  

Also, new indie rapper Mia Kodak talks about her experience going viral on Tik Tok.

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June 21, 2021 81 min

Each week on The What?! We answer an unanswered question in Hip Hop. On this episode, our hosts Mouse Jones and Nyla answer who’s the current queen of rap? Is it NIcki , Cardi, Meg , City Girls, Rhapsody Or newcomers Doja Cat or Coi Leray?  Find out!  Featuring Rap Journalist and author Kim Osorio. 


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Each week The What?! poses an unanswered, yet nagging, question discussed in hip hop circles, barbershops, and street corners; and each week our hosts, Mouse and Nyla help you find the answers. 

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