100 episodes

My name is Rohan. I am The Rap Music Plug, at your service. The Rap Music Plug Podcast is the remedy to the “I don’t have anything good to listen to” problem.

This show is your one-stop shop to knowing what to add to your queue, play next, or pop into your record player. 

Are you a rap music fan? And not just any fan... but a true rap music fan that wants to move past the surface level discussion, and get into the nitty-gritty of what makes rap music so great?

Are you someone who loves the feeling of discovering new music, but find it hard to navigate through the thousands upon thousands of new albums that get released every single day?

If any of this applies to you, this show is EXACTLY what you need. 

My absolute PASSION is music.

So I gladly do the dirty work of virtual crate digging, searching for the next great rap album... so you don’t have to. 

I am into all kinds of music, bringing you fresh album and song reviews, and passionate commentary on all that the mainstream and underground rap scenes have to offer.

I LIVE for this. Nothing makes me feel better than expressing my thoughts and feelings about music.

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For music submissions and/or private feedback, DM me @rapmusicplugpod on Twitter and Instagram, or shoot me an email at qlctv.podcast@gmail.com

Let’s stay connected! Find me here: https://rmpp.carrd.co/

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My name is Rohan. I am The Rap Music Plug, at your service. The Rap Music Plug Podcast is the remedy to the “I don’t have anything good to listen to” problem.

This show is your one-stop shop to knowing what to add to your queue, play next, or pop into your record player. 

Are you a rap music fan? And not just any fan... but a true rap music fan that wants to move past the surface level discussion, and get into the nitty-gritty of what makes rap music so great?

Are you someone who loves the feeling of discovering new music, but find it hard to navigate through the thousands upon thousands of new albums that get released every single day?

If any of this applies to you, this show is EXACTLY what you need. 

My absolute PASSION is music.

So I gladly do the dirty work of virtual crate digging, searching for the next great rap album... so you don’t have to. 

I am into all kinds of music, bringing you fresh album and song reviews, and passionate commentary on all that the mainstream and underground rap scenes have to offer.

I LIVE for this. Nothing makes me feel better than expressing my thoughts and feelings about music.

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For music submissions and/or private feedback, DM me @rapmusicplugpod on Twitter and Instagram, or shoot me an email at qlctv.podcast@gmail.com

Let’s stay connected! Find me here: https://rmpp.carrd.co/

    #128 - R.A.P. Ferreira - 5 to the Eye with Stars REVIEW

    #128 - R.A.P. Ferreira - 5 to the Eye with Stars REVIEW

    Video animation by: Big Flowers
    Intro/Outro beat by: BLOODBLIXING
    The Plug (0:21).
    Main Body of Review (1:45).
    You know the saying of, “it’s not how what you say, but how you say it”. This is a point that is being proven time and time again, in politics and certainly in music.
    I think this dynamic applies very nicely to R.A.P. Ferreira. Although his witty philosophical musings have been present in his music since the beginning of his decade-plus long career, I don’t think his music has ever sounded better.
    The packaging, from the beats to the way Ferreira rhymes, has evolved tremendously from when I first heard him on things that happen at day // things that happen at night in 2013… to where he is now, with his latest album 5 to the Eye with Stars.
    Ferreira has continuously sculpted his sound to great results, and I can’t wait to explain how.
    RMPP Preferred Cut: "mythsysizer instinct"
    Buy/stream 5 to the Eye with Stars here: https://afrolab9000.bandcamp.com/album/5-to-the-eye-with-stars 
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    • 16 min
    #127 - AKAI SOLO INTERVIEW

    #127 - AKAI SOLO INTERVIEW

    Video animation by: Big Flowers
    Intro/Outro beat by: BLOODBLIXING
    The Plug (0:21).
    The Interview (2:10).
    Not only are topics like philosophy, spirituality, knowledge of self, difficult things to learn in and of itself... it’s an entirely different challenge to be able to communicate these topics with clarity. Not to mention with grace and humility to boot. Today’s guest, AKAI SOLO, does just that.
    Something I told AKAI, and what bares repeating, is that an idea sounds simple when it is presented in his music. He’s that special.
    With a fresh, and raw rap style that is reminiscent of Vordul Mega, and that’s not my words… that comes from the Backwoodz Studioz head honcho himself.
    On the topic of Backwoodz, this artist joins the growing list of amazing artists dropping their best projects to-date. Since AKAI just released the beautiful Spirit Roaming just a couple of weeks ago, ne of the absolute best projects of the year, period.
    This conversation was as insightful as you’d expect it would be with an artist like AKAI. Enjoy!
    AKAI’s writing process (4:59). 
    How AKAI characterizes his style of rap (16:13).
    What AKAI’s music stands for (20:17).
    AKAI’s creative connection with Navy Blue on True Sky (28:26).
    AKAI’s mentality that he employs when approaching his career (31:49).
    AKAI on being mindful of not alienating the audience (37:07).
    The key inspiration behind the creation of Spirit Roaming (42:40).
    The sound of Spirit Roaming (51:02).
    The importance of woods executive producing Spirit Roaming (54:38).
    How it feels being part of the Backwoodz Studioz run (1:00:47).
    AKAI’s new album coming soon (1:05:36).
    Support AKAI's music here: https://akaisolo.bandcamp.com/music 
    Follow AKAI on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/shinlonered?s=20&t=ShYlpWtroe-E2kxSzfflag 
    Follow AKAI on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/shinlonered/?hl=en 
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    #126 - ewonee INTERVIEW

    #126 - ewonee INTERVIEW

    Video animation by: Big Flowers
    Intro/Outro beat by: BLOODBLIXING
    The Hook (0:21).
    The Interview (1:42).
    The Mutant Academy collective has been the launching point for many of rap’s most innovative creators over the past half decade. With uber-talented spitters such as Fly Anakin, and Koncept Jack$on, and captivating beatmakers such as ohbliv, Tuamie, Foisey, and our guest on today’s show... ewonee.
    ewonee has fueled the sound for not only Mutant Academy releases, but has also worked with the brightest stars in the game right now. From Mach-Hommy to Estee Nack, to YUNGMORPHEUS, crafting beats for their outstanding collaborative album, Thumbing Thru Foliage.
    If you’re interested in hearing how one of the finest producers in the game approaches their craft, make sure you check this out.
    ewonee’s initial inspirations to make beats (3:30).
    How coding is similar to producing (7:42).
    Putting the “ewonee sound” in his own words (9:30).
    How ewonee approaches a sample when considering it for a beat (11:24).
    ewonee’s perspective on the drumless beats trend emerging in hip-hop (13:02).
    ewonee speaks on what makes Mutant Academy special (16:42).
    ewonee speaks on his favourite beats that he’s produced (22:31).
    The difference in process when creating an instrumental album (23:54).
    What makes YUNGMORPHEUS an inspiring artist to work with (26:33).
    ewonee’s upcoming jazz album, and other projects to look out for (33:09).
    Support ewonee's music here: https://ewonee.bandcamp.com/music 
    Follow ewonee on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/ewonee_ 
    Follow ewonee on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/ewonee_/?hl=en 
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    • 45 min
    #125 - billy woods & Messiah Musik - Church REVIEW

    #125 - billy woods & Messiah Musik - Church REVIEW

    Video animation by: Big Flowers
    Intro/Outro beat by: BLOODBLIXING
    The Hook (0:21).
    Main Body of Review (2:13).
    Vulnerability is an interesting concept. The more vulnerable you get, the likelihood of you achieving true happiness and connection rises... just as the likelihood you get deeply hurt and traumatized rises as well.
    In other words, vulnerability is a double-edged sword.
    This is precisely why I gravitate so strongly to music that is personal. It’s because that’s where the magic happens, both in life and in music.
    My home base has and will always be music that plays with that double-edged sword.
    Since, as I just said at the beginning, vulnerability is what truly enables connection... connection between an artist and a listener surely, but more importantly, connection between a person and their true self.
    Vulnerability is the only true path to acceptance, healing, and growth.
    This is the path that we find billy woods on in his latest album Church, in collaboration with producer phenom Messiah Musik.
    Listen on to see where this path took us…
    RMPP Preferred Cut: "Pollo Rico"
    Buy/stream Church here: https://billywoods.bandcamp.com/album/church 
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    • 23 min
    #124 - Mr. Muthaf*****’ eXquire INTERVIEW

    #124 - Mr. Muthaf*****’ eXquire INTERVIEW

    Video animation by: Big Flowers
    Intro/Outro beat by: BLOODBLIXING
    The Hook (0:21).
    The Interview (2:27).
    When I first heard today's guest on the show on El-P's "Oh Hail No" off of Cancer 4 Cure… I was sold immediately.
    Even if it was just one feature, without me being aware of who this guy was and what projects he had under his belt, his flows, his bars, and his charisma were off the charts.
    The talent of Mr. Muthaf*****’ eXquire was undeniable.
    And luckily for me, he also had a catalog to back up this strong first impression by the time I tapped in around the year 2012, since eXquire had already dropped a fun and rugged mixtape in Lost in Translation, and then soon after would drop the terrifically thoughtful Kismet.
    From then on I was a fan for life.
    Now a decade later Brooklyn’s eXquire has released his most mature and reflective album yet, and is here today to discuss that and much, much more.
    eXquire illustrates how he presents himself in his music vs. how he is in his regular life (3:58).
    eXquire speaks on the influence of later 2000s era rappers on his musical style (7:51).
    eXquire details the influence that artists such as El-P and the Definitive Jux crew had on his artistic development (12:00).
    eXquire speaks on the differences between making music now (15:31).
    eXquire speaks on some lessons that he learnt throughout his career (17:23).
    eXquire illustrates the inspiration behind his latest album I Love Y.O.U Cus Y.O.U Ugly Vol. 1 (22:31).
    eXquire opens up about how his daughter and uncle has inspired his music (25:48).
    eXquire dives into the concept of Y.O.U, and why he is so proud of his latest album (28:23).
    eXquire illustrates the musical direction of I Love Y.O.U (32:59).
    eXquire speaks on some current active artists that inspire him (40:57).
    eXquire answers a RMPP Patron question from Dan-O on the most heinous s*** talker in hip-hop (45:29).
    Stream Mr. Muthaf*****’ eXquire's music here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1Sq6VkcHqHAuFvURbH3sXQ?si=I7672d0jR16qXsmKyRg5Ew 
    Follow Mr. Muthaf*****’ eXquire on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/mrmfnexquire 
    Follow Mr. Muthaf*****’ eXquire on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/mynameishughie/ 
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    • 51 min
    #123 - Ghais Guevera INTERVIEW

    #123 - Ghais Guevera INTERVIEW

    Video animation by: Big Flowers
    Intro/Outro beat by: BLOODBLIXING
    The Hook (0:21).
    The Interview (1:30).
    In today’s political climate, music that speaks to real issues is something I gravitate to more than ever. If you add on wildly creative music to back said real issues, you’ve got me hooked. That’s exactly what we have with today’s guest on the show, Ghais Guevara.
    Ghais is a Philly rapper who is unapologetic about his strong communist beliefs, who’s music has quickly achieved strong critical acclaim this year (from the likes of NPR, The Needle Drop, and more), with the release of his impressive new album There Will Be No Super-Slave.
    Listen on and get to know an artist you will surely be hearing about for years to come.
    Ghais speaks to how it’s felt receiving such widespread critical acclaim from his latest album, There Will Be No Super-Slave (1:59).
    Ghais explains how he developed his political consciousness growing up (4:30).
    Ghais speaks on if the label of “communist rapper” bothers him, or pigeonholes him in his career (10:09).
    Ghais elaborates on his critiques of the Nordic political model, as it relates to his track off of BlackBolshevik, “F*** the Nordic Model“ (12:58).
    Ghais gives his thoughts on the growing trend of pretentious leftists and academics that often alienate folks with their flowery vocabulary and narcissism (16:50).
    Ghais illustrates how he developed his lyrical craft (22:31).
    Ghais details what the main purpose was for his fiercely political There Will Be No Super-Slave (26:30).
    Ghais describes his key musical influences, and the sound he was going for on There Will Be No Super-Slave (28:44).
    Ghais elaborates on a compromising and settling, as it relates to the creation of There Will Be No Super-Slave (34:37).
    Ghais details what to expect with his new FBFC mixtape (39:46).
    Ghais gives a sneak peak to what we can expect with his next album (44:43).
    Ghais names some dream collaborations of his (48:43).
    Support Ghais Guevera's music here: https://ghais.bandcamp.com/music 
    Follow Ghais Guevera on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/GhaisGuevara?s=20&t=_YYrNe2FcHmAT3Ng_ac_KQ 
    Follow Ghais Guevera on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/ghaisguevara/ 
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    • 55 min

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