The Rap Radar Podcast hosted by Elliott Wilson and B. Dot recently turned two years old and it’s come a very long way in a short span of time. It’s safe to say it’s one of the go to listens when it comes to podcasts in Hip-Hop.
The two most requested interviews in its history have definitely been Drake and JAY-Z and it always felt like both would happen, it was just a matter of when. The podcast’s move to TIDAL a few months back looked fruitful and now here we are. Almost two months after the release of 4:44, Hov joins the Rap Radar boys on the latest episode.
In part 1, they discuss black entrepreneurship, the rollout for the album, how it was recorded, JAY’s relationship with Kanye West and loads more. “This album has a lot of topics that’s why it had to be so short, it’s so condensed,” he said. “It’s so dense with subject matters and all these other things that if it was longer, you wouldn’t be able to take it; it would wear you out. It had to get to a point really quickly and be as dense as it is and No I.D. what he’s doing with the samples, he’s playing samples like jazz improv. No one’s ever chopped records up the way those records are chopped up.”
He also addressed the lines about his “little brother” Kanye West on ‘Kill Jay-Z‘ and for the first time confirmed that they have had problems. “It’s not even about Kanye, it really isn’t,” he said. “His name is there, just because it’s just the truth of what happened. But the whole point is ‘You got hurt because this person was talking about you on a stage.’ But what really hurt me was, you can’t bring my kids and my wife into it. Kanye’s my little brother. He’s talked about me 100 times. He made a song called ‘Big Brother.’ We’ve gotten past bigger issues. But you brought my family into it, now it’s a problem with me. That’s a real, real problem. And he knows it’s a problem.”
Check it out in audio or video form below. Via TIDAL, of course.