Hip-Hop Moments of Clarity Episode 11: J. Cole Clears the Air on Kanye West
Hip-hop continues to be America's biggest music genre, dominating pop culture and the entertainment news feed. Last week was no different, as some of hip-hop’s most notable names made headlines—some for the wrong reasons. Regardless, any news involving hip-hop's most intriguing figures is certain to get clicks on XXL's site, but instead of clicks, XXL is taking news to the podcast game with Hip-Hop Moments of Clarity.
Starring XXL Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Satten, Executive Editor John Kennedy (a.k.a JFK) and Associate Editor Roger Krastz, Hip-Hop Moments of Clarity finds the staff joined by Triangle Offense Management founder Wayne “Wayno” Clark in 60-minute episodes. Touching base on all things rap, the podcast provides a more opinionated and in-depth look at the topics covered by the XXL site.
In the latest episode of XXL’s Hip-Hop Moments of Clarity podcast, the crew discusses J. Cole's lengthy, wide-ranging conversation with Angie Martinez, in which he spoke on his new album KOD, his mysterious phone call with Kanye West, the intent and aftermath of his condescending "1985 (Intro to 'The Fall Off')" and how the trolling era has impacted hip-hop's next generation.
Elsewhere, we discuss 6ix9ine and Trippie Redd's ongoing, bizarre beef that now includes Bhad Bhabie, 50 Cent being sued by Teairra Marí for spreading revenge porn, T.I. and Mac Miller's recent arrests. Peep the rundown on another wild week in hip-hop.
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