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Microphone Check

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Welcome to Microphone Check, hip-hop culture with Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Frannie Kelley. Transcripts, portraits and info at

Customer Reviews


Smart questions from people who obviously love and know hip-hop and R&B. The Solange chit-chat was fantastic. So happy it's available for download.

Good Interviews

I like that all the artists respect Ali's status, so it leads to a strong interview. The Prodigy interview coulda been longer. My kinda podcast. Keep it going!


That's what this podcast really gets right. It's devoid of the typical fluff or rah rah that saturates much of the mainstream mediums. Instead, you're getting thoughtful questions and an interview style that comes off as naturally welcoming.

As a triple double OG in the culture of Hip Hop, I have often found myself unable to identify with many of the more recent artists. What this podcast does effortlessly is provide a platform on which listeners like myself can gain insight to who the artist is and what their art is about. As a result, there are artist who I may not have otherwise ATTEMPTED to give more than a passing listening to before that I now would really sit and get into because I now have some context to work with.

Can't help but notice the lull in new uploads. I'm really hoping this is not an indication that the run is over....PLEASE CONTINUE THE GOOD WORK AND PRODUCE MORE CONTENT!!!

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