Welcome to The Cipher, a weekly podcast featuring in-depth conversations with the most interesting figures in Hip-Hop.

Past Episodes

080: Brian Coleman

Brian Coleman breaks down his brand-new book of "invisible liner notes" of classic hip-hop records, Check the Technique Vol. 2.

079: Lisa Leone

Photographer, cinematographer, and director Lisa Leone shares her tales of the glory days of graffiti, photographing some of rap's biggest stars, and...

078: No Malice

One half of Clipse talks the past (and future) of the group, his biggest lyrical regret, and how he hasn't changed nearly as much as you might think.

077: DJ Quik and Eric Biddines

A short but epic and incredibly fun interview with DJ Quik, followed by an introduction to Florida's Eric Biddines, a creative, coffee-obsessed new ar...

076: Rittz

Our first show as The Cipher finds us talking to Strange Music powerhouse Rittz on the day his new album Next to Nothing is released.

075: The Best Of OTL Pt. 2

The conclusion to a two part segment, The Best Of takes you through OTL's cast of characters -- touching down on its most memorable moments and soundb...

074: The Best Of OTL Pt. 1

The first of a two part segment, The Best Of takes you through OTL's cast of characters -- touching down on its most memorable moments and soundbites...

073: Christopher Jackson

We talk to Christopher Jackson, one of the lead actors in Broadway's 'Holler If Ya Hear Me', the musical based on Tupac's legacy.

072: Todd Kreidler

We talk with Todd Kreidler, writer of the Broadway musical inspired by Tupac's life, 'Holler If Ya Hear Me'.

071: Saul Williams

We talk with Saul Williams about his role in 'Holler If Ya Hear Me', the new musical based on the songs of Tupac Shakur.

070: YC the Cynic

We talk to YC the Cynic, ever-changing MC from the Bronx, whose new project, "GNK", explores how speaking through different perspectives can be equall...

069: Gangsta Boo

This episode, we talk to legendary female MC Gangsta Boo, the first and only female member of Three 6 Mafia.