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Versatile, Songs of the summer & the art of Ghostface Killah (Podcast)

Versatile, Songs of the summer & the art of Ghostface Killah (Podcast)

Andrea and Niall discuss the furore around Versatile, the Dublin comedy rap duo who sold out a show at the 3Arena this coming November. We discuss their attempts at satire, stereotypes, misogyny, whether they represent Irish hip-hop or are just Youtube edgelords.

Prompted by our Songs of the Summer article last week, we lay bare some personal favourite summer songs.

Plus Dean Van Nguyen drops in to discuss why he wrote a book about one of Wu-Tang Clan’s own Tony Starks in his book Iron Age – The Art of Ghostface Killah.

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The rundown

Versatile – why, how, who, what?
Metallica – ticket scalping to the nth degree?

Songs of the week
Charli XCX & Christine & The Queens – Gone
Djo – Roddy
Tandem Felix – Nightclub (I sold My Soul to the Devil)
IDER – Saddest Generation

Songs of the summer
Lizzo – Juice
A Tribe Called Quest – We Can Get Down
Belle & Sebastian – Another Sunny Day
Doobie Brothers – What A Fool Believes
Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta
Anderson Paak & Brandy – Jet Black

Closing: Dean Van Nguyen reads the intro chapter from his book Iron Age – The Art of Ghostface.

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