96 episodes

My name is Rohan Patra. 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/

The Rap Music Plug Podcast Rohan Patra

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

My name is Rohan Patra. 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.

--

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/

    #91 - JWords INTERVIEW

    #91 - JWords INTERVIEW

    Video animation by: Big Flowers


    Intro/Outro beat by: BLOODBLIXING


    Beginning of Episode (0:49).


    In Episode 91, I had the utmost pleasure to speak with JWords. She is the producer of Double Down with Nappy Nina, one half of the H31R duo with maassai, who is an artist whose sound spans many styles, from hip-hop, electronic, and drum and bass.


    JWords is a trailblazer whose style is a taste of the future. I am absolutely certain of it. I hope this interview helps you get acclimated to the next wave.


    JWords describes her feelings towards the thriving underground movement currently taking place in the greater New York area (2:45).


    JWords details her musical upbringing (5:16).


    JWords speaks on the connections she sees between the various styles of art that she explores in her music, and how she’s been able to synthesize it into one cohesive style (7:26).


    JWords explains why she is so passionate towards understanding the nitty-gritty nuts and bolts of the technical side of musical production (10:24).


    JWords depicts how the pandemic may have influenced her music-making process (17:29).


    JWords details why maassai was such a good fit for her unique sound, as her partner in H31R, and what skills a rapper needs to possess to thrive over this sound (20:25).


    JWords shouts out some other rappers she would love to work with in the future (26:50).


    JWords explains the significance behind the H31R name, and their upcoming project (29:07).


    JWords explains why Nappy Nina have such a great connection (30:51).


    JWords gives insight into the creation of Double Down and the reasoning behind the shorter song structure of the album (35:07).


    JWords gives us a look into her future musical exploration, discussing if she will continue working with multiple styles of music in the future (37:32).


    JWords gives her thoughts on the very glowing reception that she her music has received in recent years (41:04).


    JWords details what to expect from her in this upcoming year (43:30).


    Support JWords's music here: https://jwords.bandcamp.com/ 


    Cop a Double Down vinyl here: https://nappynina.bandcamp.com/album/double-down 


    Follow JWords on Twitter here: https://www.instagram.com/_jwords/?hl=en 


    Follow JWords on Instagram here: https://twitter.com/_jwords?lang=en 


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    • 49 min
    #90 - Mach-Hommy - Balens Cho (Hot Candles) REVIEW

    #90 - Mach-Hommy - Balens Cho (Hot Candles) REVIEW

    Video animation by: Big Flowers


    Intro/Outro beat by: BLOODBLIXING


    Beginning of Episode (0:49).


    Balens Cho showcases that Mach’s album-making skills have really improved here in 2021, which I definitely think can be attributed to him reuniting with Westside Gunn.


    This influence was clearly felt on Pray for Haiti, and I believe that influence is found here on Balens Cho too, as the album’s flow, consistency, and lyrical focus is on point.


    Balens Cho is the result of someone who put their 10 000 hours in. Mach sounds so remarkably comfortable and in control of what he wants to accomplish, where he can now effectively execute his ideas into music form with ease.


    As listeners, we are reaping the benefits of a master at work. 


    RMPP Preferred Cut: "Self Luh"


    Stream Balens Cho here: https://open.spotify.com/album/3lYDlFILOCtV39ompt2uRs 


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    • 11 min
    #89 - Your Old Droog - Space Bar REVIEW

    #89 - Your Old Droog - Space Bar REVIEW

    Video animation by: Big Flowers


    Intro/Outro beat by: BLOODBLIXING


    Beginning of Episode (0:49).


    After a stellar 2019 and 2020 that saw Your Old Droog drop his magnum opus, Dump YOD: Krutoy Edition, Droog’s music has been on the decline since then.


    Thankfully, Space Bar corrects just about every issue I’ve had with Droog’s recent output, through better production, rapping, and guest features.


    Space Bar’s beats, although not as captivating as Dump YOD or what was on Jewelry for sure, are much more up my alley.


    Droog also tweaked his approach lyrically, showing improvement in this respect as well on Space Bar. 


    There’s a fun braggadocios looseness that is more present here, that Droog has always thrived in, allowing him to up the bar quality in comparison with his last couple of projects.


    He’s less personal on this album, and instead is more aggressive, airing out some grievances that he has with the rap game, and wack collaborators as well. Above all, YOD gives us punchlines on punchlines on punchlines.


    Space Bar doesn’t try to do too much, and is better off for it.


    RMPP Preferred Cut: "Meteor Man"


    Buy/stream Space Bar here: https://yourolddroog.bandcamp.com/album/space-bar 


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    • 11 min
    #88 - Mick Jenkins - Elephant in the Room REVIEW

    #88 - Mick Jenkins - Elephant in the Room REVIEW

    Video animation by: Big Flowers


    Intro/Outro beat by: BLOODBLIXING


    Beginning of Episode (0:49).


    Although I wasn't a huge fan of The Circus, I think Mick really learnt something from creating that album, as it relates to being more concise.


    Elephant in the Room doesn't overstay its welcome. The songs are refined as hell, with no wasted space, showing his most finely tuned blend of melodic soul singing, and rap.


    There's a great seamless flow to this album that is accentuated beautifully by the wonderful smoothness in the melodies and hooks. These hooks are all so well put-together, even by Mick's standards, which are high as this has always been a key strength in his artistic arsenal.


    At its fundamental level, Mick is COMFORTABLE on Elephant in the Room.


    What was a bit of a drawback on previous projects like Pieces of a Man, where I felt he didn't push himself as much stylistically, on this album he keeps certain elements like the production mostly familiar, while giving himself the room to be more natural and less forced, ditching the rigid themes and concepts found in his past records.


    While not a project I think that reaches the highs of THC or The Water(s), Elephant in the Room is an album that manages to say more and do more, with less.


    If Mick can find a way to marry this more looser approach with some more musical experimentation, I believe that he can still deliver the true classic album that I've always felt he's been capable of delivering.


    RMPP Preferred Cut: "Reflection"


    Buy/stream Elephant in the Room here: https://themickjenkins.bandcamp.com/album/elephant-in-the-room 


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    • 13 min
    #87 - JPEGMAFIA - LP! REVIEW

    #87 - JPEGMAFIA - LP! REVIEW

    Video animation by: Big Flowers


    Intro/Outro beat by: BLOODBLIXING


    Beginning of Episode (0:49).


    On All My Heroes are Cornballs there was such an irresistible earworm effect to me, where so many of the glitches, weird transitions, and short bursts of melody did a great job of creating variety and maintaining my deep engagement. It made for a highly entertaining and colourful listen.


    But LP! feels significantly more plain and bland by comparison.


    There is a more live and organic feeling in these instrumentals on LP! though, which is pretty cool for the most part. There is significant usage of live drums and true basslines that elevate the size of this sound, making it fit for a stadium.


    However, it's precisely this move away from less glitchiness and noise that makes this album feel much more tame than I would've liked.


    Lyricism and pure rapping have never been JPEGMAFIA's selling point. He's always been a capable rapper, with fiery and often militant lyricism that was engaging. However, on this album, these songs are more dependent on this dimension of his music more than ever before.


    LP! is an album that doesn't play its best hand, it's an album that doesn't put JPEG in the best position to succeed. It lacks the explosive aggression of Veteran, as well as the sugary sweetness of the melodies on Cornballs.


    LP! mixes all of his previous styles, and adds some new live musical elements into the blender too, but unfortunately it lacks the charms of his previous work, and instead comes off a bit dry.


    RMPP Preferred Cut: "TIRED, NERVOUS & BROKE!"


    Buy/stream LP! (offline version) here: https://jpegmafia.bandcamp.com/album/lp 


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    • 15 min
    #86 - Defcee INTERVIEW

    #86 - Defcee INTERVIEW

    Video animation by: Big Flowers


    Intro/Outro beat by: BLOODBLIXING


    Beginning of Episode (0:49).


    In Episode 86, we are joined by a true lyrical tactician, teacher, and newest signee of the ever-impressive Backwoodz Studioz label, Defcee. 


    Defcee discusses being embraced by the Chicago hip-hop community as an outsider, and what he appreciates about the Chicago scene (4:01).


    Defcee opens up about the reasoning behind taking a break from music, following 2015's Damn Near Grown (26:30).


    Defcee details how he's been able to consistently improve his craft into his middle-age, and gives his take on the health of rap game currently, given the fact that so many other rappers have been producing quality music well into their "senior" years (31:52).


    Defcee discusses how he sees competitiveness in hip-hop, and when that competitive spirit can turn destructive (39:38).


    Defcee speaks on how vital graffiti is to the overall hip-hop culture, and how he tried to approach We Dressed the City with Our Names (44:38).


    Defcee explains the influence of Backwoodz Studioz on his first album as a new signee of this groundbreaking label (51:05).


    Defcee details the significance of the Trapdoor album title, and the overall intention behind the record (56:37).


    Defcee reflects on the therapeutic nature of creating Trapdoor (1:01:36).


    Defcee speaks on the importance of teaching the youth, and drops knowledge of some of the ills afflicting the modern education system (1:06:00).


    Defcee gives his take on the complementary soundscape of Trapdoor, created by Messiah Musik, and why Messiah is such a great producer (1:19:03).


    Defcee gives props to Nick Arcade and August Fanon's amazing talents, and waxes poetic about Messiah Musik once again (1:24:49).


    Defcee gives a sneak peak to upcoming projects he has in store for us (1:29:03).


    Support Defcee's music here: https://defcee.bandcamp.com/ 


    Follow Defcee on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/defcee?s=20 


    Follow Defcee on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/defcee/?hl=en 


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    • 1 hr 34 min

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