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Hip Hop Raised Me

Hip Hop Raised Me

Author: DJ Semtex

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The 'Hip Hop Raised Me' podcast is hosted by DJ Semtex and features the artists that define the culture; from the hottest new rappers to the pioneering legends that paved the way. It is a celebration of the culture that continues to shake the room, move the needle, and change the world.

53 Episodes
From Dean of Black Twitter, Michael Harriot comes a Black history podcast like you've never heard before. Using a recipe that includes detailed research, barbershop humor and a little seasoned salt, a parade of cookout-certified celebrity guests helps Michael Harriot serve up a compelling, hilarious, and more accurate version of Black history that was conveniently whitewashed from your social studies book. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
For the final episode of this season, DJ Semtex looks back at some of the key moments; From Public Enemy's Chuck D fighting the power, Ghetts and Robert Greene talking about the use of power of Rap, to Sarkodie breaking down the importance of his fans, KidEight taking his art to the next level and changing the rules on how we view art and music. 2021 was a great year for the 'Hip Hop Raised Me' podcast, 2022 will be even better. Watch out for the next season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
For the last episode of the season, and the year, DJ Semtex wraps up 2021 with Atlanta rapper Alpha 23 to talk about Hip Hop's impact in the metaverse, music NFTs, the greatness of Playboi Cart's 'Whole Lotta Red', the best album of 2021, who could really stand on a Verzuz stage next to Jay-Z, and loads more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
You’ve been rocking with Allan Kingdom since he collaborated with Kanye West on the legendary club banger ‘All Day’. Several years later he is at the forefront of the Web 3.0 revolution taking  place with gaming, art, and music. DJ Semtex talks the future of music with Allan Kingdom on the latest episode of the ‘Hip Hop Raised Me’ podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
While we are all getting our heads around the concept of the metaverse, Web 3.0, and NFTS. Many artists are embracing these new advances in tech immediately with their own communities of fans. Which is why DJ Semtex caught up with forward thinking Rapper / Producer Haleek Maul during the middle of an auction for one of his songs on the Ethereum blockchain. At the start of the conversation a fan had just offered 25 eth for Haleek's latest track 'Violate', which is almost equivalent to a staggering $100,000 for one track. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Artwork is as important as the actual music. It tells the story behind an artists body of work, trends, genres, and reinforces the culture. KidEight is a digital artist who has created some of the most iconic logos and artwork for some of the biggest Hip Hop artists. Earlier this year he made the transition from taking client work to focus on launching his own brands of Hip Hop influenced artistry across web 3.0 platforms. Trailblazing new ways of distributing art across blockchains, building communities, and inspiring new generations of creatives. DJ Semtex connected with KidEight for the full story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
There's a lot happening in the world of Hip Hop right now. So DJ Semtex caught up with BlaqBones, the self proclaimed 'Best Rapper in Africa' to talk about the 2022 Grammy nominations, Kanye West, Drake, African Rap, and the success of his most recent album 'Sex Over Love', and loads more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Lyricism matters. Real Rap is as important as it ever was. In an era of commercial watered down microwave music, labels such as J Cole's Dreamville are the developing ground for elite lyrical wizardry. JID is one of the artists artists that has flourished and evolved under the guidance of Cole. DJ Semtex caught up with JID to talk about his recent collaborations with Imagine Dragons, Dua Lipa, Doja Cat, what he has in store for 2022, and loads more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Spottie Wifi is the worlds first ever, and only Crypto Punk Rapper who recently sold 2000 NFT albums at $96 each. His very existence is ground breaking, and his approach to releasing music is revolutionary, entirely different to what every other artist is doing. DJ Semtex and Spottie Wifi connect to talk NFTs, blockchain, the metaverse, Rap, and loads more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Lil Kim once said "First you get the money, then you get the power...". Many artists such as Kanye West, Nas, J Cole, and Curren$y have dropped tracks about power, while 50 Cent's debut album was originally set to be  'Power of The Dollar', and he recently created 'The Power Universe' for the Starz cable network. For the latest 'Hip Hop Raised Me' podcast, DJ Semtex caught up with Robert Greene author of 'The 48 Laws Of Power' 'to discuss why his books are essential reading for Hip Hop artists such as Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes, and Ghetts. His forth-coming projects with Drake, and 50 Cent, and his most recent book 'The Daily Laws'. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Show Dem Camp are the African giants of Rap. They are Nigeria’s Hip Hop pioneers who recently released ‘Clone Wars 5’. Even though they have paid their dues, and endured the beautiful struggle to establish themselves. In 2021 with the advent of cultures clashing, and technology leading art, it could be said that they’re just getting started. Dj Semtex caught with Tec and Ghost for the story so far. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
J Cole is one of the greatest rappers, and his label Dreamville is home to a collective of elite MCs, such as Cozz. Dj Semtex caught up with the South Central native to discuss everything from working with J Cole and Kendrick Lamar, to living life on the edge and managing to stay alive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The eve of an album release is the most critical time for an artist. It's the ultimate moment of truth, the last chance to make any changes. It can be a nerve wracking time of anxiety, frustration, mixed with anticipation of how a new body of work will be received by fans. Wale has released 11 mixtapes, and is about to release his 7th album. For the latest episode of the 'Hip Hop Raised Me' podcast DJ Semtex managed to catch up with Wale while he was driving from studio to studio n LA putting the finishing touches on forth-coming body of work 'Folarin 2'. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Maxo Kream went from Trap star to Rap star. Against all odds he turned his life around for the whole world to witness the depth of his ‘Big Persona’. On the eve of his forth coming album ‘Weight of the World’, DJ Semtex connects with Maxo Kream to get the detail on what’s next for the Houston native. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
He is a living legend, a giant within African Rap. Internationally known, and highly revered within his homeland Ghana, Sarkodie's name rings throughout the diaspora and beyond. DJ Semtex caught up with Sarkodie to discuss his recent album 'No Pressure', connecting with international artists such as Wale, Giggs, and Vic Mensa, the importance of the Sark Nation his fiercely loyal fanbase, and loads more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
There is no doubt that Nipsey Hussle is sorely missed by his family, friends, and fans. The rapper, activist, and entrepreneur passed away March 31st 2019 and his music and words continue to live on and resonate with people across the world. When DJ Semtex bought Nipsey Hussle to the UK for his first ever headline show in London, he recorded an exclusive interview with the West Coast icon backstage. Writer, author, and founding editor of Vibe magazine Rob Kenner interviewed Nipsey Hussle at different points in his career, and wrote the first in depth biography of Nipsey Hustle; 'The Marathon Don't Stop, The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle'. On the latest episode of the 'Hip Hop Raised Me' podcast DJ Semtex and Rob Kenner share their stories and perspectives of their encounters with Nipsey Hussle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Strick has a fascinating story. He walked away from a stable well paid career to follow his dream of being a successful rapper. A couple of years later he is signed to Young Thug's YSL label, working with Future, Kid Cudi, and Skepta. Touring the world, and having a sit down with DJ Semtex to detail how he did it for the latest episode of the Hip Hop Raised Me podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
When Kendrick Lamar announced that his next album would be his last on TDE, all eyes turned to Isiah Rashad who had just released his brilliant third album 'The House Is Burning'. DJ Semtex caught up with the Chattanooga, Teennessee native to talk about his latest body of work, TDE, his favourite UK artists and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Pi'erre Bourne has a relentless hustle. His mantra is to "Strategise, Plan, and Execute ", which is why he is already a highly successful producer / rapper / songwriter / creative entrepreneurial at the age of 28. A similar age to Kanye West when he dropped 'The College Dropout'. Like Kanye, Pi'erre is defining the sound of his generation, launching careers of artists, whilst at the same time building his own loyal fanbase. DJ Semtex caught up with the man of himself to discuss the life and times of Pi'erre Bourne. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The business of Hip Hop is as important as the music. Every other day rappers / creative entrepreneurs like Jay-Z, Nas, Kanye West, Drake,Travis Scott, Tyler the Creator, etc. are launching a clothing line, beverage, cannabis strain, crypto initiative, or other creative partnerships with industries outside of music. These initiatives are financially lucrative, but also influence popular culture, and our everyday lifestyles as much as a hit single. Dan Runcie is the founder of Trapital, a podcast and newsletter that captures the latest news within the business of Hip Hop. Moments prior to the surprise releasee of Kanye West's Donda album, DJ Semtex caught up with Dan Runcie to discuss the head to head competition between Kanye and Drake, Diddy's shift from music to alcohol, the investment portfolios of Jay-z and Nas, how Rihanna became a billionaire, what's next for Kendrick lamar, NFTs, and loads more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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May 7th


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Aug 15th

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Feb 9th

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Feb 2nd
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Jan 30th

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Jan 24th
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