Episode 60: Jenny BedeHip Hop Saved My Life with Romesh Ranganathan add
HHSML Ep 60 features musical comedian Jenny Bede. We discuss Nicky Minaj, Jay Z, Roseanne and Cross Stitch. It’s a banger.
Episode 59: Clara AmfoHip Hop Saved My Life with Romesh Ranganathan add
This weeks guest, Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo, chats Tribe, Lauryn, Cardi, interviewing Jay-Z and much much more. Double R What?!
Episode 58: Snowy DangerHip Hop Saved My Life with Romesh Ranganathan add
Romesh and Rumaj are back! This week they're joined by the UK rapper and 'lyrical legend' Snowy Danger. Hold on tight...
Episode 57: Mini EpHip Hop Saved My Life with Romesh Ranganathan add
Romesh presents a solo mini episode from his garage where he answers some of your email questions and talks about the new releases he's listening to. This episode is brought you by the new Spike Lee movie BlacKkKlansman - out in cinemas on 24th August.
Episode 56: Kiell Smith-BynoeHip Hop Saved My Life with Romesh Ranganathan add
Actor and former grime artist Kiell Smith-Bynoe joins Romesh & Rumaj in the studio.
Episode 55: Marlon DavisHip Hop Saved My Life with Romesh Ranganathan add
Comedian Marlon Davis joins Rom and Rupert to chat Biggie, Tupac, Kanye and being introduced to some pretty tasty language thanks to NWA at the age of 7.
Don't forget to send your track recommendations to: firstname.lastname@example.org @romeshranga @HHSMLpodcast
And big thanks to the Radio Wolfgang team for studio assistance and to @Marlon_Davis for dropping by for a chat.
Episode 54: Jordan StephensHip Hop Saved My Life with Romesh Ranganathan add
Romesh and Ru-Maj are reunited as Jordan Stephens drops by the studio for a chat about Jurassic 5, Pharoahe Monch, Eminem, appearing in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the current disregard for lyricism in hip hop.
Formerly one half of Rizzle Kicks, Jordan's releasing new music under the name Al the Native, with an album coming out soon.
Romesh Recommends: Book of Ryan by Royce da 5'9". Give it a listen and thanks to everyone that's emailed in with their recommendation.
Keep them coming email@example.com @romeshranga @HHSMLpodcast
Big thanks to the Radio Wolfgang team for studio assistance and to @althenative for dropping in for a chat.
Episode 53: Jamali MaddixHip Hop Saved My Life with Romesh Ranganathan add
Comedian Jamali Maddix steps into the studio to chat about meeting and working with Sway, the Nas track that introduced him to hip hop, Wu-Tang, GZA and MF Doom.
Romesh's Recommendations for this episode are: The Lost Scrolls V2 by Slum Village and Planet by Tech N9ne.
Talk to us @HHSMLpodcast @romeshranga @jamalimaddix. No, really, do it mate.
Keep up to date with what Jamali's up to at jamalimaddix.com/live and check out his show Hate Thy Neighbour on viceland.com
Episode 52: Sara PascoeHip Hop Saved My Life with Romesh Ranganathan add
Ben Green steps in for Ru-Maj this episode as Sara Pascoe joins Romesh to chat J. Cole, Cardi B and Drake.
Romesh has three recommendations for this episode: Pookie Baby by Prof, Murs' A Strange Journey Into The Unimaginable and Bobby Tarantino by Logic.
Talk to us @HHSMLpodcast @romeshranga @sarapascoe.
Keep up to date with what Sara's up to at sarapascoe.com
Episode 51: Sarah CallaghanHip Hop Saved My Life with Romesh Ranganathan add
Comedian and writer, Sarah Callaghan, joins Romesh and Ru-Maj to chat Kendrick Lamar's back catalogue, Drake, J Cole and Snoop Dogg.. amongst other tangents!
Romesh's Recommendation for this episode is: Czarface and Doom
Huge thanks to @sarahecallaghan and Radio Wolfgang for studio assistance. Keep up to date with what Sarah's up to via sarahcallaghan.com
Episode 50: Reggie YatesHip Hop Saved My Life with Romesh Ranganathan add
Absolutely delighted to welcome broadcaster, actor and documentary maker, Reggie Yates, to the podcast at long last.
Reggie chats about growing up in a very musically eclectic household, being immediately drawn in by hip hop and its culture from a young age, Dr Dre's Aftermath and Jay Z's Reasonable Doubt.
Romesh's Recommendation for this episode is: Sean Price - Imperious Rex.
Check out Reggie's own podcast, Talk Stew via your podcast app and give him a follow @REGYATES. Huge thanks to Reggie for coming on and a big shout out to Radio Wolfgang for studio assistance.
Episode 49: Mr B. The Gentleman RhymerHip Hop Saved My Life with Romesh Ranganathan add
Mr B - aka Jim Burke - chats about everything from his deep love for hip hop, his early career in Brit-pop band Collapsed Lung, the evolution of Mr B Gentleman Rhymer and his niche Chap-Hop sound to the skill of writing hip hop parodies.
Find @gentlemanrhymer @RomeshRanga @rupertmajendie @HHSMLpodcast.
Shout out to Radio Wolfgang for letting us use their studio for this recording.
Episode 48 - HHSML LIVE with TyHip Hop Saved My Life with Romesh Ranganathan add
British hip hop musician, Ty, joins Romesh and Ru-maj on stage at the Moth Club in Hackney for our first ever Hip Hop Saved My Life LIVE event.
In this extended episode, Ty shares the story of how a school concert and a xylophone kickstarted his love of hip hop and why playing Public Enemy to his parents as a kid became a major turning point in his life.
This episode was recorded on the 8th Feb 2018. Big thanks to The Moth Club, DJ Martin 2 Smoove, DJ Yoda for his live set on the night and all you listeners that made it down to the show.
Episode 47: Hip Hop Heroes - Bonus Episode!Hip Hop Saved My Life with Romesh Ranganathan add
In honour of the release of Marvel's Black Panther movie and the hotly anticipated Kendrick Lamar curated accompanying album, Romesh and Ru-maj compare notes on who they class as their heroes of hip hop.
'Black Panther: The Album - Music From and Inspired By' features music from Kendrick himself, The Weeknd, Khalid, SZA and more across its 14 tracks.
Get in touch and let us know who would make the list for you @HSSMLpodcast @romeshranga @rupertmajendie.
Episode 46: Doc BrownHip Hop Saved My Life with Romesh Ranganathan add
Doc Brown steps into the studio to talk about working with Lenny Henry, blending his love and talent for rap with comedy and his all time favourite hip hop albums.
Doc started out as an underground rapper on the London's rap battle scene and released his first album in a decade, Stemma, back in 2017. You can find more details at docbrown.co.uk
This episode was brought to you by the movie Black Panther, out Feb 13th in the UK. Go and see it, you won't regret it.
Follow @RomeshRanga @rupertmajendie and @HHSMLpod on Twitter.
And finally, big ups to Radio Wolfgang for letting us use their studio for this recording.
Episode 45: Steve McNeilHip Hop Saved My Life with Romesh Ranganathan add
Romesh and Ru-Maj are reunited at long last as actor and comedian Steve McNeil joins them to retrace his love for hip hop.
Episode 44: Andrew EmeryHip Hop Saved My Life with Romesh Ranganathan add
Andrew Emery is a hip hop writer and journalist. He was the contributing editor of Hip-Hop Connection and founded, edited and published Fat Lace Magazine. Last year Andrew released his new book 'Wiggaz With Attitude: My Life As A Failed White Rapper'.
True to his frank and honest style, Andrew joins Romesh to chat about the artists he's had both the pleasure and displeasure to interview over his career. And shares the story about some very choice words he shared with none other than Jay-Z.
Episode 43: Tiernan DouiebHip Hop Saved My Life with Romesh Ranganathan add
Comedian Tiernan Douieb joins Romesh for the final episode of 2017, taking us back to 1993 North London and his first introduction to hip hop. The guys discuss why there is no place for autotune in hip hop, guest verses and that distinct West Coast sound.
Check out Tiernan's own satirical podcast @ParPolBro on Twitter for links.
Episode 42: Bonus Episode!Hip Hop Saved My Life with Romesh Ranganathan add
Ben Green joins Romesh for a not so festive bonus episode, where they discuss Star Wars, Christmas hip hop songs, Nas and Eminem.
Episode 41: The Last SkeptikHip Hop Saved My Life with Romesh Ranganathan add
The prolific UK music producer and DJ chats to Rom about his career to date and his deep love for a hip hop beat.