Welcome to The Cipher, a weekly podcast featuring in-depth conversations with the most interesting figures in Hip-Hop.
Smoke DZA and Bluntsmoker talk ghostwriting, Harlem, and why rapping about weed doesn't make you a "weed rapper."
Divine Styler traces his path from NYC park jams to stretching musical boundaries along with Ice-T and House of Pain all the way through his return to...
Happy New Year! To celebrate, here's a remixed, revamped version of our 2013 talk with soul music legend Ron Isley.
Our annual holiday episode featuring noted Christmas music nut (and rap industry legend) Bill Adler.
This episode, we talk to one the dean of obscene fake children's literature, Adam Mansbach.
Super-producer 88-Keys tells all about making beats for Kanye West, Mos Def, Beanie Sigel; his run-ins with Paul McCartney and his record company; an...
A live interview with the authors of a brand-new biography of Wu-Tang's Ol' Dirty Bastard - Dirt's right-hand man Buddha Monk and Rider professor Mick...
The Illuminati Reject himself tells us about mixtapes, how he keeps challenging himself, and why Drake is the realest rapper out there.
An epic chat with the indie-rap icon Sage Francis about writing, cats, his four year hiatus, and, of course, France.
Brian Coleman breaks down his brand-new book of "invisible liner notes" of classic hip-hop records, Check the Technique Vol. 2.
Photographer, cinematographer, and director Lisa Leone shares her tales of the glory days of graffiti, photographing some of rap's biggest stars, and...
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.