Welcome to The Cipher, a weekly podcast featuring in-depth conversations with the most interesting figures in Hip-Hop.
The professor and author takes us to school about beatmaking, b-boying, Broadway, and more.
Von Pea and donwill share their ups, downs, and sandwich preferences in this hilarious, insightful, and moving interview.
The ¡Mayday! duo talk their group's history, working with Murs, how signing to Strange Music changed their sound, and tons more.
Lisa, a true hip-hop Zelig, shares the story of her amazing life and career. From Def Jam to Oscar-winning movies, she's seen and done it all.
Meet Rocky Ford, the man who wrote "The Breaks" and "Christmas Rappin'" for Kurtis Blow, mentored a young Russell Simmons, and gave hip-hop its very f...
The author of Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book talks drawing rappers, getting robbed by Z-Ro, and why action movies were better when the acto...
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...