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Microphone Check


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Microphone Check is a voice for hip-hop at NPR. We cover the music and the culture with knowledge, heart and experience. Conversations are hosted by Ali Shaheed Muhammad, DJ, producer and one-third of the legendary group A Tribe Called Quest, and NPR Music editor Frannie Kelley.

Customer Reviews

Love this show

I like the candidness that you all approach some of my favorite artists with, keep it up!


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!