Catch Up

Catch Up is a weekly music and culture podcast that examines contemporary hip-hop—where it’s been, where it is, where it’s going, and what it all means. Hosted by Jordan Sowunmi and James Rathbone.

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This week, James and Jordan wind down the current season of Catch Up by taking your mailbag questions. Has Nicki Minaj become underrated? What happened to Lupe? What is the greatest leaked track ever?...
February 17, 2021
This week on Catch Up, James and Jordan talk about one of the most consistently exciting artists working in hip hop, Playboi Carti. The two look back on how Carti first came on their radar, the impact...
January 22, 2021
This week on Catch Up, James and Jordan discuss one of the most exciting rappers currently working, Rico Nasty. The two talk about the artist’s early days in Maryland, her breakout series of mixtapes,...
January 12, 2021
This week on Catch Up, James and Jordan go deep on the career of a beloved, but often polarizing artist, Kid Cudi. The two discuss Cudi’s origins, his influence on contemporary music, his work with Ka...
January 5, 2021
This week, on the second part of our 2020 wrap-up, James and Jordan discuss some more of their favourite music from this year including Rico Nasty (1:00), Tobe Nwigwe (6:20), Lil Durk (8:35), Russ (12...
December 18, 2020
This week, on the first of a two-part 2020 wrap-up, James and Jordan discuss some of their favorite music of the year including work by Lil Uzi Vert (6:45), Zsela (16:20), Teezo Touchdown (19:00), and...
December 11, 2020
This week on Catch Up, James and Jordan answer an assortment of great questions submitted by listeners. The two cover oversaturation in the rap genre, Lil Baby’s historic 2020 run, where ‘The Story of...
December 4, 2020
This week on Catch Up, James and Jordan give a comprehensive breakdown of the epic Gucci Mane vs. Jeezy 'Verzuz' Battle. They then discuss Megan Thee Stallion's bittersweet 2020 and give their thought...
November 27, 2020
This week on Catch Up, James and Jordan give their opinions on one of 2020s most divisive artists, Louisville rapper Jack Harlow. They also discuss the wildly talented Flo Milli and her impressive deb...
November 20, 2020
This week on Catch Up, James and Jordan talk about the number of high profile rappers who supported Trump in the last election, from Lil Wayne to Lil Pump. They also discuss the untimely death of Chic...
November 10, 2020

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