60 episodes

From the people behind Boosie Fade (the party) and the popular hip-hop & R&B discussion forum, Boosie Fade: The Group, Catch Up is a weekly music and culture podcast that examines contemporary hip-hop—where it is, where it's going, and what it all means. Hosted by Jordan Sowunmi and James Rathbone.

Catch Up Boosie Fade

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    • 5.0 • 119 Ratings

From the people behind Boosie Fade (the party) and the popular hip-hop & R&B discussion forum, Boosie Fade: The Group, Catch Up is a weekly music and culture podcast that examines contemporary hip-hop—where it is, where it's going, and what it all means. Hosted by Jordan Sowunmi and James Rathbone.

    Ep. 59: Women in Hip Hop: A Conversation with Dijah SB and Exmiranda

    Ep. 59: Women in Hip Hop: A Conversation with Dijah SB and Exmiranda

    This week, James and Jordan are back from a long break to sit down and chat with two pillars of the Toronto Hip Hop scene, Brittany “Exmiranda” Manu and Dijah SB.
    The episode is produced in partnership with Myseum of Toronto’s ‘Intersections Festival: Women in Hip Hop’, an upcoming panel discussion aimed at challenging the traditional role of Black women within the male-dominated space of hip hop while exploring the intersecting experiences of race, sexuality, ability and gender.
    The “Quarantine Edition” of the Intersections Festival will take place Thursday, June 25th from 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM EDT, and will include a Zoom panel discussion featuring Dijah SB, Keysha Freshh and Tracey Kayy, and moderated by Brittany “Exmiranda” Manu. Register today!
    Catch Up is hosted by Jordan Sowunmi and James Rathbone, and is produced by Kyle Fulton. Make sure to follow Catch Up on Instagram, and feel free to get in touch with us at catchuppodTO@gmail.com.

    • 37 min
    Ep. 58: Remembering Pop Smoke

    Ep. 58: Remembering Pop Smoke

    This week on Catch Up, James and Jordan discuss the short but remarkable career of Pop Smoke, the NYC rapper who tragically lost his life last week. 
    Catch Up is hosted by Jordan Sowunmi and James Rathbone, and is produced by Kyle Fulton. Research for this episode was provided by Corey Chaltas. Make sure to follow Catch Up on Instagram, and feel free to get in touch with us at catchuppodTO@gmail.com. 
     

    • 35 min
    Ep. 57: Looking Back on the 2010s

    Ep. 57: Looking Back on the 2010s

    On the final Catch Up of the decade, James and Jordan reflect on the artists, albums and songs, that made the 2010s perhaps the strongest decade in the history of Rap and R&B. 
    Catch Up is hosted by Jordan Sowunmi and James Rathbone, and is produced by Kyle Fulton. Research for this episode was provided by Corey Chaltas. Make sure to follow Catch Up on Instagram, and feel free to get in touch with us at catchuppodTO@gmail.com. 
    This episode was made possible by our generous Patreon contributors. To find out more about how you can support the podcast please visit our Patreon Page.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep. 56: The Best Songs and Albums of 2019

    Ep. 56: The Best Songs and Albums of 2019

    This week on Catch Up, James and Jordan list their top five albums of the year (spoiler, they have the same #1) as well as their top five singles. 
    Catch Up is hosted by Jordan Sowunmi and James Rathbone, and is produced by Kyle Fulton. Research for this episode was provided by Corey Chaltas. Make sure to follow Catch Up on Instagram, and feel free to get in touch with us at catchuppodTO@gmail.com. 

    • 51 min
    Ep. 55: Swagger Rite Embodies the Confidence of the New Toronto

    Ep. 55: Swagger Rite Embodies the Confidence of the New Toronto

    This week on Catch Up, James and Jordan sit down with one of Toronto’s most exciting young talents, Swagger Rite. The three talk about Swagger’s early days growing up at Jane and Weston, his breakthrough single ‘In Love with the K’ ft. BlocBoy JB, how getting signed to a label changed his trajectory, and his new project ‘The Swagged Out Pedestrian’, which is out this Friday.
    Catch Up is hosted by Jordan Sowunmi and James Rathbone, and is produced by Kyle Fulton. Research for this episode was provided by Corey Chaltas. Make sure to follow Catch Up on Instagram, and feel free to get in touch with us at catchuppodTO@gmail.com. 
    This episode was made possible by our generous Patreon contributors. To find out more about how you can support the podcast please visit our Patreon Page.

    • 35 min
    Catch Up Archives: Why T-Pain Matters

    Catch Up Archives: Why T-Pain Matters

    This week on we dig into our archives and revisit a discussion on one of the more influential, but also underappreciated artists of this century, T-Pain.
    James and Jordan talk about the origins of auto-tune, T-pain’s legacy as a pioneering user of the technology, his impressive track record as a featured artist, his overt influence on artists like Kanye West, Future, and Young Thug, and finally, his latest studio album ‘1UP’.
    Catch Up is hosted by Jordan Sowunmi and James Rathbone, and is produced by Kyle Fulton. Make sure to follow Catch Up on Instagram, and feel free to get in touch with us at catchuppodTO@gmail.com.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

EReynolds2 ,

Awesome!

Awesome podcast.. well researched and presented with humour. A great listen for any rap fan!

MalleckFamilyAccount ,

Amazing Podcast

Jordan and James have a great vibe and are really giving the Toronto hip-hop scene a strong representation and voice. I love Boosie Fade FB group, and this podcasts help me stay up-to-date when I’m on the go. Love the music clips throughout the episodes - keep up the solid work, guys!!!

Axel_P ,

Best hip hop podcast I’ve found

Really enjoy it

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