Catch Up

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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 of his incredible eponymous debut mixtape,
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, and her superb debut studio album ‘Nightmar
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 Kanye West, his excellent 2009 album ‘Man On T
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 (12:30), Headie One (16:00), Starlito (25:00),
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 the Griselda Records Collective (23:15).   
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 Adidon’ ranks amongst the all-time great di
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 thoughts on her debut studio album ‘Good News.'   C
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 debut mixtape ‘Ho, Why Is You Here’? Catch Up i
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 Chicago drill rapper King Von, and breakdown wha
This week, James and Jordan are back from a long break to sit down and chat with two pillars of the Toronto Hip Hop scene, Brittany “Exmiranda” Manu and Dijah SB. The episode is produced in partnership with Myseum of Toronto’s ‘Intersections Fe
This week on Catch Up, James and Jordan discuss the short but remarkable career of Pop Smoke, the NYC rapper who tragically lost his life last week.  Catch Up is hosted by Jordan Sowunmi and James Rathbone, and is produced by Kyle Fulton. Resea
On the final Catch Up of the decade, James and Jordan reflect on the artists, albums and songs, that made the 2010s perhaps the strongest decade in the history of Rap and R&B.  Catch Up is hosted by Jordan Sowunmi and James Rathbone, and is pro
This week on Catch Up, James and Jordan list their top five albums of the year (spoiler, they have the same #1) as well as their top five singles.  Catch Up is hosted by Jordan Sowunmi and James Rathbone, and is produced by Kyle Fulton. Researc
This week on Catch Up, James and Jordan sit down with one of Toronto’s most exciting young talents, Swagger Rite. The three talk about Swagger’s early days growing up at Jane and Weston, his breakthrough single ‘In Love with the K’ ft. BlocBoy
This week on we dig into our archives and revisit a discussion on one of the more influential, but also underappreciated artists of this century, T-Pain. James and Jordan talk about the origins of auto-tune, T-pain’s legacy as a pioneering user
This week on Catch Up, James and Jordan discuss the career of one of this decade's most talented rappers, Danny Brown. The two talk about Brown’s long road to success, his brilliant sophomore album ‘XXX’, and his somewhat disappointing new LP,
This week on Catch Up, James and Jordan break down Kanye West’s bold new album ‘Jesus is King’. The two talk about Kanye abandoning ‘Yandhi’, the start of Sunday Service, his revealing interview with Zane Lowe, and finally give their thoughts o
This week, on a very special LIVE episode of Catch Up, James and Jordan sit down with hip-hop blogger, personality, provocateur, and some might say "troll," DJ Akademiks. The three discuss Akademiks's rise from campus DJ to YouTube star, the co
This week on Catch Up, Jordan and guest host Kyle Fulton discusses the meteoric rise of one of 2019’s biggest breakout stars, Da Baby. The two discuss Da Baby’s prolific mixtape career, his frequent run-ins with the law, his talent as a feature
This week on Catch Up, we’re digging into our archives to bring you last year’s conversation on one of the most influential producers of this decade, Metro Boomin. Jame’s and Jordan discuss the producer's early days in St. Louis, his legendary
On a very special 50th episode of Catch Up, James and Jordan decide it’s finally time that they interview each other about their respective relationships to hip hop. The two reminisce about their first CDs, life-changing concerts, most obsessed
This week on Catch Up, James and Jordan take a look at the career of a wildly talented yet maddeningly inconsistent rap star, Nicki Minaj. The two talk about Minaj’s early days as a member of the HoodStars, her breakthrough as a part of Young M
This on Catch Up, James and Jordan talk about one of the most influential and unique rappers of the decade, Young Thug. The two discuss Thugger’s great early releases like ‘I Came From Nothing 2’ and ‘1017 Thug’, his collaborations with Rich Ho
This week on the Season 2 premiere of Catch Up, James and Jordan talk about the increasing critical backlash to one of rap’s biggest stars, Chance the Rapper. The two discuss Chance’s early masterpiece ‘Acid Rap’, his cultural ascendance follow
It’s that time of the year again! This week on Catch Up, James and Jordan do their annual analysis of the XXL Freshman Class, diving deep on artists like Tierra Whack, Roddy Ricch, Gunna, Rico Nasty and many others. They also discuss why this y
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