Dad Bod Rap Pod: Bring That Beat Back

How sampling remade hip-hop over forty years, from pioneering superstar Grandmaster Flash through crate-digging preservationist and innovator MadlibThis week the guys interview author Nate Patrin whose new book Bring That Beat Back is an in-depth look at the history of sampling in hip-hop music and includes examinations of Grandmaster Flash, Dr. Dre, Prince Paul and Madlib. Next up we discuss whether a few southern MCs are over or under rated: Devin the Dude, Trick Daddy and Ludacris, who is back in the public conversation due to his recent IG Live battle with Nelly. We also review lojii's recent album Lo & Behold and rate it on our patented yah/meh/nah scale. Beats for this week's show were provided by Jeremy Ford from his recent project Fresh Beets, Vol. 1. You can find more of his work here: jeremyford.bandcamp.com/

 

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