August 4, 2016


'Back of the Class' Podcast: Frank Ocean, Nas, Kanye & Drake

Welcome to Episode 27 of Back of the Class, Fuse’s hip-hop and pop culture podcast. Every Thursday, we—Juan Cadavid, Esteban Serrano, and Zach Dionne—hit the latest in rap music, movies, TV, comics, sports and whatever's popping within the realms of our eclectic tastes. To close out, we tell you what records we'll be spinning over the weekend. Juan is on vacation this week.

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On this week's episode, we discuss:

–the joint Kanye West/Drake album that Yeezy hyped at OVO Fest (at the 2:05 mark)
–Apple vs. Tidal (8:30)
2 Chainz's imminent mixtape Daniel Son: Necklace Don, an Apple Music exclusive (15:00)
Frank Ocean's four-years-awaited Boys Don't Cry album, also an Apple Music exclusive (21:25)
Nas' new album and his standing in hip-hop (28:35)
–TBS' Notorious B.I.G.–inspired series, Iggy Azalea's television production deal and TV's new focus on hip-hop (36:45)
–our weekend listening plans (48:30)

Once you're done, enjoy a playlist featuring songs, trailers, videos and people featured in the show:

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