Rap Ratz Radio – Indie Hip Hop
By Rap Ratz
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Rap Ratz Radio is a audio podcast inspired by the webcomic. We upload new episodes every Sunday. This comedy podcast features the comic strip characters Ratsoe ( Funkworm), Rizzo (Eric Yoder), and guest Rosie J. This crew covers everything from the latest hip hop news to heavy music business topics. To check out the comic strips and learn more about Rap Ratz go to. www.rapratz.com
||ExplicitWas the Golden Era of Hip Hop Overrated?||In this post Halloween show we talk about the Vince Staples controversy, golden era hip hop, and much more!||11/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitInternal Rap Beef / Mad Cow in the Crew||Meek Mill's Beef with Wale, Jay Z's lawsuit, what's up with Kanye? and more...||10/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFam, They’re Gonna Sue You If You Don’t Clear Those Samples||We get it in about the legalities of sampling and the latest hip hop news. Get informed, share, and subscribe! We appreciate all of our listeners||10/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to Boost Your Music Career by Making Fun of Wack Rappers||The crew is back to talk about the latest hip hop news and the pushback against sub-par rappers. Check it out, share, and subscribe||10/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad Tats and Studio Porn||We go in on the latest hip hop news involving Yung Thug, 50 Cent, Empire, and we also talk about terrible tattoos. Check it out, share, subscribe, and become a Rap Rat!||10/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNothing Significant is Happening in Mainstream Hip Hop||The Rap Ratz crew got together this week to talk about the events in hip hop and why the events in mainstream hip hop are getting so lame. Check it out and chime in!||9/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to Steal a Rap Name from a Drug Kingpin or Mafia Boss||The Rap Ratz crew goes in on the T.I. and Iggy Azalea, Rick Ross’s identity issues, and much more. Subsribe via iTunes below||9/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDo New Artists Do Enough to Show Respect to Hip Hop Pioneers?||The Rap Ratz crew talks about a hip hop controversy involving Macklemore, hip hop pioneers, and some other noteworthy hip hop stories of the week. Become a Rat. Reblog, share, and subscribe||9/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit(Ep. 41) The Cold Hard Truth About Getting Radio Play||The Rap Ratz crew dives head on into the subject of getting radio play and the politics surrounding it. Check out this very informative show. Stay out the trap!||9/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitKevin Gates, Dummies, and Hip Hop Lawsuits||This week, on the Rap Ratz Radio Show, we talk about the Tidal and Apple controversy, the VMAs, Chief Keef, Kevin Gates kicking a fan in the chest, and much more||9/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit(ep.40) Who Is The Best Rapper Alive?||Eminem, Drake, Kanye, Kendrick Lamar, j. Cole, The Ratz crew discusses the controversial debate about who truly is the best rapper alive||8/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Straight Outta the Sewers Episode (#RapRatz Ep.38)||Straight Outta Compton, N.W.A., Mos Def, Dr. Dre and more in this explosive hip hop podcast||8/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit(Ep. 37) How to Successfully Destroy A Rap Career in 24 Hours||The dopest hip hop podcast||8/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat You Should Know About Ghostwriting in Hip Hop (Ep. 36)||Meek Mill, Drake, Ghostface Killah, Action Bronson, and the business of ghostwriting are the subjects of this week's hip hop podcast.||7/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to Successfully Ruin A Hip Hop Empire||It’s episode 35 and in this one, the Rap Ratz crew talk about destroyed hip hop empires and the dumb actions that caused them. Check it out. Chime in with your comments and feel free to fact check us when we get s**t wrong. And as always,||7/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
The Indie Hip-Hop Podcast encompasses much more than just rap and hip hop music. Funkworm, the host, discusses a wide range of topics including online promotion and tips for indie artists to become successful while also playing relevant hip hop tracks. The Indie Hip Hop podcast consistently spins real, original rap songs that are often lacking in the mainstream genre of the industry. The blog that the podcast revolves around also is a great news source for fans and artists alike.
One specific episode that stuck out to me was the ‘Stay on the Grind’ show. The topic discussed by the host was answering questions artists sent him regarding online promotion and how to get their music to more people. His down to earth and legitimate response was simple: Make the music that will get people talking and that they will spread to others. Everyone likes party tracks now and then, but the freedom you have as an independent artist should be used to make heartfelt songs. This honest advice coupled with sick tracks make this episode and the others extremely entertaining and also helpful to artists.
Overall, this podcast and blog are a great source for hip hop music and news. They are presented in such a realistic fashion that readers and listeners feel connected to the hip hop world they are listening and reading about. Whether you are an indie hip hop artist or a fan in general, this podcast and blog will expose you to the best of the independent hip hop genre in my opinion.
Real hip hop fans
Great show but not enjoying the pitch. Great on incorporating different views.