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This is not a Drake podcast
Breaking down seminal moments in Drake's career to explore the broader history and evolution of hip-hop, R&B, gender dynamics, and Black culture. Hosted by Ty Harper.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.9 stars from 43 ratings
I’m a tough critic. This podcast was storytelling at its best - while I lived through many of the moments discussed, as a BIPOC music fan living in a really white suburb, I had limited access to this music, the shows and the culture... with the exception of what made it to the news which was...Read full review »
mediabzz via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/08/20
Detailed and contextual
New favourite podcast. It’s so well researched and produced and made even more lovely by Ty’s soothing voice. Anupa’s episode was also very enjoyable and well done!
natalied420 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/08/20
Historic yet relevant!
Well done. The epilogue really brought the current context home.
Plcumming via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/08/20
Recent Episodes
Host Ty Harper examines how making this podcast during a pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protests has underlined the importance of telling the stories of hip hop, R&B and Black culture.
Published 07/07/20
It's pretty common to hear rap and R&B influences on the same track, but that wasn’t always the case. Hip-hop was not received with open arms by many in the R&B establishment. Still, rappers found creative ways of being heard on the radio, while others pushed beyond stereotypes of Black...
Published 07/07/20
This episode contains explicit lyrics. Hip-hop feminists took the alpha male rapper and his critics to task in the 90s and 2000’s. Guest host Anupa Mistry finds out why. She goes on a journey with three Black women, to see how Drake's Nice Guy persona reveals the complexity of gender in...
Published 06/30/20
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