70 episodes

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

    • Music
    • 5.0 • 127 Ratings

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.

    Mailbag Season Finale: Lupe Fiasco, The Greatest Unreleased Tracks, Forehead Diamonds, and much more.

    Mailbag Season Finale: Lupe Fiasco, The Greatest Unreleased Tracks, Forehead Diamonds, and much more.

    This week, James and Jordan wind down the current season of Catch Up by taking your mailbag questions. Has Nicki Minaj become underrated? What happened to Lupe? What is the greatest leaked track ever? Answers to all these and much more!


    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. Our music is by Kaleb. 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.

    • 53 min
    Playboi Carti is Rockstar Made

    Playboi Carti is Rockstar Made

    This week on Catch Up, James and Jordan talk about one of the most consistently exciting artists working in hip hop, Playboi Carti. The two look back on how Carti first came on their radar, the impact of his incredible eponymous debut mixtape, and his outstanding new studio album ‘Whole Lotta Red’. They also answer listener-submitted questions about Funkmaster Flex and Brockhampton.


    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. Our music is by Kaleb. 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 22 min
    Rico Nasty’s Nightmare Vacation is a Trip Worth Taking

    Rico Nasty’s Nightmare Vacation is a Trip Worth Taking

    This week on Catch Up, James and Jordan discuss one of the most exciting rappers currently working, Rico Nasty. The two talk about the artist’s early days in Maryland, her breakout series of mixtapes, and her superb debut studio album ‘Nightmare Vacation’, which came out in December. They also answer listener questions concerning Lauryn Hill and Jay-Z.


     


    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. Our music is by Kaleb. 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.

    • 57 min
    A Guide to Kid Cudi

    A Guide to Kid Cudi

    This week on Catch Up, James and Jordan go deep on the career of a beloved, but often polarizing artist, Kid Cudi. The two discuss Cudi’s origins, his influence on contemporary music, his work with Kanye West, his excellent 2009 album ‘Man On The Moon’, and the ups and downs of his career since that point, including the release of his latest LP ‘Man On The Moon III: The Chosen’.


     


    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. Our music is by Kaleb. 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 12 min
    2020 Year in Review (Pt. 2): Lil Durk, Headie One, and more.

    2020 Year in Review (Pt. 2): Lil Durk, Headie One, and more.

    This week, on the second part of our 2020 wrap-up, James and Jordan discuss some more of their favourite music from this year including Rico Nasty (1:00), Tobe Nwigwe (6:20), Lil Durk (8:35), Russ (12:30), Headie One (16:00), Starlito (25:00), DijahSB (27:30), Dutchavelli (29:15), Brent Faiyaz (32:15) and more!


     


    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. Our music is by Kaleb. 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
    2020 Year in Review (Pt. 1): Lil Uzi Vert, Griselda Records, and more.

    2020 Year in Review (Pt. 1): Lil Uzi Vert, Griselda Records, and more.

    This week, on the first of a two-part 2020 wrap-up, James and Jordan discuss some of their favorite music of the year including work by Lil Uzi Vert (6:45), Zsela (16:20), Teezo Touchdown (19:00), and the Griselda Records Collective (23:15). 


     


    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. Our music is by Kaleb. 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

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
127 Ratings

127 Ratings

EthanMR33 ,

Insightful long form discussions of hip hop!

Been a listener for a while, felt urged to write a review as you guys keep releasing such great content. Fluid, engaging, and insightful conversations about hip hop - the music and the culture. Open minded and fair while being critical.

Love that you guys always rep Toronto big, and I’ll know this pandemic is truly over when the next boosie fade goes down!

Yourmomgoestocolllege ,

A must if you appreciate Rap/Hip-hop culture and music

Fanboy here. 👋🏽

You guys are great. Your ability to articulate your thoughts about hip hop, the art, culture, the impact and it’s origins to you is on point. Bless.👏🏾

EReynolds2 ,

Awesome!

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

Top Podcasts In Music

You Might Also Like