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65: Rakim

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

64: Dan Charnas

We talk to Dan Charnas, an industry veteran, prolific music journalist, and most recently author of The Big Payback - the definitive history of hip hop business. View episode →

63: Loaded Lux

This episode of Outside the Lines, we talk to Harlem rapper Loaded Lux, considered a true pioneer and legend in battle rap. View episode →

62: Michael Watts

We talk to Michael Watts, legendary DJ and founder of Swishahouse Records, about everything from the origins of chopped and screwed music and "fuck actions" to and the rise of Mike Jones. View episode →

61: Robert Greene

We talk to writer Robert Greene, best-known for his first book, The 48 Laws of Power, a best-seller that took ideas from students of power names like Machiavelli and Sun Tzu and distilled their teachings into simple principles anyone can follow. View episode →

60: Roc Marciano

Just before the release of his third solo album, Marci Beaucoup, we talk to Roc Marciano about the influence of Public Enemy on his music, the style of all velour suits and Air Max Nikes, the era of blend tapes, and more. View episode →

59: Lance Scott Walker

We talk to Lance Scott Walker who, along with photographer Peter Beste, set out in 2004 to document the unique, vibrant, and complex culture that is the Houston rap scene. View episode →

58: Christmas With Bill Adler

We talk to industry veteran and Christmas music expert Bill Adler about everything from his Christmas Jollies mixes to the sample in "Christmas in Hollis" to his own Christmas favorites. View episode →