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

Past Episodes

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.

068: Grandmixer DXT

This episode, we talk to Grand Mixer DXT, the first DJ to ever rhythmically scratch a record on a turntable.

067: Nas - Illmatic

In a special edition of the OTL podcast, we host a live conversation with Nas about his iconic album Illmatic, including questions from RG users and a...

066: Pharoahe Monch - PTSD

We spoke with Pharaohe Monch about the new album PTSD: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, how mental health affects the black community, and the evolutio...

065: Rakim

We talk to Rakim, the God MC, widely regarded as one of the most influential and most skilled MCs of all time.