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Real Talk :: Weird Rap Discussion Gang Welcomes Geng (AKA King Vision Ultra) For A ‘Fear Of A Black Planet’ Session

The Weird Rap Discussion Gang is back at it again, and this time, the topic is a huge one… with the help of New York-based MC/producer/artist Geng (AKA King Vision Ultra), we took a true deep dive into one of the top hip-hop albums (and possibly one of the best albums, period) ever created : Public Enemy‘s standout third effort Fear of a Black Planet.   Three decades after the album’s monumental release it continues to educate and inspire, so it’s no surprise that it took us two sessions to (in my opinion) barely scratch the surface of what this modern masterpiece means to the hip-hop generation, hip-hop music, popular music, popular culture and so on.  Words of support can only do so much, so if you’ve ever been remotely interested in the Public Enemy juggernaut, then take a moment to check out the latest episode, and if you feel so inclined, leave a comment and a like, and don’t forget to share it around!

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Youth Explosion :: Weird Rap Discussion Gang Studies The Timeline Of Kid Rappers

Be it the gimmicky New Jack Swing mimicry of the early 1990s, the edgier rebellious juvenile rap of the late 1990s, the party-pop sound of the new millennium, or the modern day mini-versions of adults, hip-hop has a long history of child acts with varying degrees of success.  In true Weird Rap Discussion Gang fashion, the crew of Th’MoleBeverly Fre$h and myself took a trip down memory lane and discussed how we feel about the growth of kid rap.  This one was a little different than usual, but like always, it was a ton of fun and relatively insightful, so definitely set aside some time to check it out!  If you like what you see, leave a like and a comment, and if you find yourself thirsting for more Weird Rap content, subscribe to the channel and check out the official website, weirdrap.com.

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Funky Concepts :: Protextor Joins The Weird Rap Discussion Gang To Deep Dive Hip-Hop Concept Albums

By now, you should know the drill when it comes to the Weird Rap Discussion Gang… the conversation topics span the gamut, and the discussions go deep.  Recently, I had the pleasure of inviting the homie Protextor to join Th’MoleBeverly Fre$h and myself for an episode of the Weird Rap Discussion Gang where we focused on concept albums, which are basically albums with some sort of connectivity throughout that attempt to present an idea in a long-form manner.  With Dr. OctagonecologystSplendor & MiseryFunhouse and Because The Internet on the table, you know that we had a good time, so check out the episode, leave a like and comment your thoughts or favorite concept album, and help spread the word by sharing this episode around!

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Plug Tunin’ :: Weird Rap Discussion Gang Does A Deep Dive On De La Soul

Even before news broke that De La Soul may finally see the Tommy Boy portion of their catalog available on streaming sites and digital storefronts as early as this winter, the members of the Weird Rap Discussion Gang had De La on the brain.  After mentioning them at several intervals in the weeks prior, the collective decided to do a special two part deep dive into the Posdnous (aka Plug Won) and Dave (aka Plug Two), the main lyrical components of the groundbreaking hip-hop trio.  For the respective episodes, each member of the Weird Rap Discussion Gang chose their favorite verse from each MC, a monumental undertaking in its own right, and shared their thoughts on what makes each verse so special.  If you’re one of those people who believes that De La Soul‘s place in hip-hop is underrated, if you’re a fan of innovative and forward-thinking lyricism, or if you just love hearing hip-hop heads talk about hip-hop, then check out both of these episodes, leave likes and comments, and subscribe to the Weird Rap YouTube channel for more great content.

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