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The No RipCast: Volume 10

After a too-long hiatus, we're making sure we're not leaving such long gaps between podcasts, so here's the tenth installment, right on time.

In this episode, Joe Rivers, Stephen Wragg, Juan Edgardo Rodriguez and David Coleman discuss the usual burning issue of what's rocking their boats right now, from McCartney to Maximo Park. There's also the small matter of collaborations to tackle: just what is the best collaboration ever? What shouldn't work, yet does?

Finally, Stephen brings something truly fascinating in for Show & Tell. The queer rap scene is really starting to take off in New York. In a genre traditionally resistant to outward expressions of femininity and homosexuality, and not exactly known for their progressive attitude to gender politics, it's remarkable that artists such as Mykki Blanco and House of Ladosha are starting to gain such a reputation. With pro-gay support coming from high-profile names like Lil B, Azealia Banks and A$AP Rocky, it's truly an exciting time for hip-hop.

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We'll be back with a new podcast soon but in the meantime - and most importantly of all - enjoy!