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The Ringer Music Show

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Where Are Hip-hop’s Superstars?

Charles and Justin Charity examine the current dilemmas that make it so hard to sustain a career in hip-hop

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‘Jeen-yuhs’ Parts 2 and 3 Reactions

Plus, discussing the ‘Euphoria’ finale and Lexi’s play

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Is Old Music Killing New Music?

Charles Holmes chats with Justin Sayles and Devon Renaldo about writer Ted Gioia’s Atlantic article "Is Old Music Killing New Music?"

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Reactions to ‘Jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy Act I’

Charles Holmes, Justin Sayles and Logan Murdock discuss the first installment of the documentary, which tracks Kanye West’s rise from young Chicago producer to solo artist

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Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show Preview. Plus: Mitski’s ‘Laurel Hell’

Charles and Grace discuss what to expect from Dr. Dre and Co. this Sunday

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Rihanna’s Having a Baby! Plus: ‘Dilla Time’ 

The hosts react to Rihanna’s pregnancy announcement and Justin Sayles interviews author Dan Charnas about his new J Dilla book

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A Guide to Movie Trailer Music. Plus: Earl Sweatshirt’s ‘Sick!’

Charles and Grace question the phenomenon of weird movie trailer music and Paul Thompson joins the show to discuss the history and transformation of Earl Sweatshirt

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2012 Song Draft

The ‘Ringer Music Show’ crew picks the best songs of 2012 in categories including Song of the Year and Best Music Video

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The Weeknd’s ‘Dawn FM,’ Kanye West and Julia Fox’s Overnight Romance, and the Grammys Postponement

Rob Harvilla joins Charles and Grace to break down Abel Tesfaye’s new record

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The Most Anticipated Albums of 2022

From Cardi B’s sophomore album to Paramore’s first new release in almost five years, Charles and Grace make their predictions and share the artists they can’t wait to hear from this year

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The Best Songs of 2021

Charles, Grace, Lani, and Justin discuss their favorite tracks of the year

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The Best Rap Songs of the Decade

Charles is joined by Ringer staff writer and ‘Sound Only’ cohost Justin Charity and music writer Paul Thompson to discuss the Ringer’s rankings, their personal favorites, and different subgenres that emerged throughout the decade

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Best Albums of 2021

Charles, Grace, Lani, and Justin discuss Tyler, the Creator, Hiatus Kaiyote, and more of their favorite projects from this year

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Remembering Virgil Abloh and Stephen Sondheim

Frazier Tharpe joins Charles to reflect on the fashion designer and Grace shares her favorite Sondheim songs

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Instant Reactions to the 2021 Grammy Nominations

Charles and Grace discuss the award favorites, snubs, and biggest WTF moments from Tuesday’s announcement

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Is Adele’s ‘30’ the Best Album of 2021?

Our instant reactions to the singer’s long-awaited fourth album. Plus, remembering the rapper Young Dolph, who died this week at age 36.

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‘An Evening With Silk Sonic’ and Shea and Other Things 

Charles, Grace, and Shea react to the debut album from Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak

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The 2011 Song Draft

With five different categories, the ‘Ringer Music Show’ team, alongside producer and referee Justin Sayles, make their picks for 2011’s Song of the Year, Crossover Hit, and more

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Discussing the Tragic Events at Astroworld Festival

Charles and Justin react to the events of the concert and discuss how its failure could affect music festival culture moving forward

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A$AP Rocky’s ‘Live.Love.A$AP’ and the Death of Rap Regionalism

Charles celebrates the New York rapper’s debut with Clams Casino, Fat Tony, and DJ Burn One

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Grammy Nomination Predictions. Plus: The Majid Jordan Interview.

Charles and Grace anticipate music’s biggest night and speak with the OVO duo about their new record

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The Young Thug Song Draft

Plus, Mac Miller’s ‘Faces’ comes to streaming

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The Return of Adele, Plus Top Five Breakup Songs

Charles Holmes and Grace Spelman chat about Adele’s return with superfan Justin Charity before giving their top five breakup songs of all time

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The 2001 Song Draft

Plus, Charles, Grace, and Lani make their picks for 2001’s Best Music Video and Best Karaoke Song

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WTF Is ‘Dear Evan Hansen’? Plus: Plagiarism in the Age of Forgetting.

Charles, Grace, and Lani answer the question the world has been asking: Can Ben Platt play a convincing teenager? Then Charles is joined by Nate Rogers to talk about issues musicians face in an extra-litigious world.

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Lil Nas X’s ‘Montero’ Review. Plus: Grace’s Genre Quiz

Charles and Grace are joined by writer Chris Mench to break down the songs on ‘Montero’ that worked, Lil Nas X’s place in hip-hop, and more before Grace quizzes Charles on über-specific genres of music

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‘Take Care’ vs. ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’

Charles and Wos discuss whether ‘Take Care’ is a classic, the ghost-writing rumors surrounding ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’, and more

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Kacey Musgraves’s ‘Star-Crossed,’ Baby Keem’s ‘The Melodic Blue,’ and Rap Protégés

‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’ host Rob Harvilla joins Charles and Grace to review ‘Star-Crossed’ before ‘Real Ones’ cohost Logan Murdock hops on the pod to discuss whether Kendrick Lamar’s cousin, Baby Keem, is the next big thing in hip-hop

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‘So Far Gone’ vs. ‘Nothing Was the Same’

Charles Holmes and Wos Lambre are back to rank another set of Drake albums

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What Happened to Music Videos and the MTV VMAs?

As the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards near, Charles Holmes and Grace Spelman reminisce on music videos past before attempting to determine the art form’s current relevance

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Instant Reactions to Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’

What do the hosts of ‘Rank Me Later’ think?

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Kanye West ‘Donda’ Reactions With Van Lathan

Charles Holmes also breaks down Kendrick Lamar’s return on Baby Keem’s "Family Ties" with Justin Sayles and Logan Murdock