Battle rapper and writer Shuffle T takes you through a journey of rhymes, dealing in a broad range of subjects from rhyme classifications, a history of rhyme, rhymes in popular culture and what rhymes can teach us about language and ourselves.
Shuffle T vs Soul
In this episode, I take you through the build up of my battle vs Soul, from what I'm doing with 5 days to go, then the day OF the battle and then a few days after. It was an idea I had in order to draw attention to the battle which is being released tonight (12/12/20) at 7pm! It was interesting to think about the process, so I hope you guys enjoy it!
The Loonie Special
In this episode we speak to the Philippine's very own Loonie. With over 190 MILLION VIEWS, Loonie is one of the most watched battlers in the world. In this fascinating chat, we talk about the differences between rapping in Tagalog and English, the culture of rap battles in the Philippines and everything in between (did you clock that multi?). I know you guys will really enjoy this, so I can't wait for you all to listen to it! This is the end of the series, so I'll be taking a little break, but will be back recording again soon! Enjoy!
Shuffle T vs Anton Murphy
Lol. By that I mean it’s just me going through the lyrics to one of my old battles. Namely my Anton Murphy battle. This was really fun and I love looking through my old writing to see how much it’s changed. I think you’ll like this one.
The Tony D Special
Well, here he is. This is the 2nd ex UK Champion we've had on the show, this one being Tony D. This man has had a long and varied career in rap, ranging from performing with Poisonous Poets to rap battling all around the country. We talk about where rhyme sits in his list of priorities, how he feels about rap and writing now, compare to how he used to feel about it, about ambition, editing and how he writes those punchlines he has become so known for. I know you're all going to enjoy this one, it was an excellent chat. Have a listen for yourself and SHARE if you can!
The Rhyme Asylum Special
In this episode I speak with Skirmish from the incredible UK rap group Rhyme Asylum. We talk about his favourite rhymes, lines and techniques. The importance of writing for yourself AND for an audience and the full story of Rhyme Asylum.
The Pat Stay Special With Cruger
In this episode I am joined by battle rap veteran and Don't Flop co-founder Cruger, to talk about everything rhyme, with a particular focus on the work of Canadian legend, Pat Stay. We go through Cruger's top 5 lines from the Scotian giant and what gives him his distinct rhyming sound. We also get an amazing insight into Cruger's own methods of writing and how he works out what to say, what not to say and how to word it perfectly. I think you guys will really enjoy this one...