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My name is Rohan Patra. I am The Rap Music Plug, at your service. The Rap Music Plug Podcast, presented by QLC TV, is the remedy to the “I don’t have anything good to listen to” problem. This show is your one-stop shop to knowing what to add to your queue, play next, or pop into your record player. Are you a rap music fan? And not just any fan… but a true rap music fan that wants to move past the surface level discussion, and get into the nitty-gritty of what makes rap music so great? Are you someone who loves the feeling of discovering new music, but find it hard to navigate through the thousands upon thousands of new albums that get released every single day? If any of this applies to you, this show is EXACTLY what you need. My absolute PASSION is music. So I gladly do the dirty work of virtual crate digging, searching for the next great rap album… so you don’t have to. I am into all kinds of music, bringing you fresh album and song reviews, and passionate commentary on all that the mainstream and underground rap scenes have to offer. I LIVE for this. Nothing makes me feel better than expressing my thoughts and feelings about music. — For music submissions and/or private feedback, DM me @rohview on Twitter and Instagram, or shoot me an email at qlctv.podcast@gmail.com Let’s stay connected! Find me here: https://rmpp.carrd.co/

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Famed underground hip-hop duo Armand Hammer, comprised of billy woods and ELUCID, teamed up with hip-hop producer heavyweight, The Alchemist, for the highly anticipated Haram collaborative album.

On Haram, Alc blended all of the Alchemist eras of sound into one. There are pieces of his more traditional hardcore hip-hop sound from the 90s/2000s, as well as hints of his exotic and more experimental approach that he has thrived doing during the 2010s

In my opinion, this is the best produced Alchemist album front-to-back, within his entire illustrious career. He was just so locked in and razor-sharp in every single musical decision he made on this project.

The psychedelic production and lyricism makes Haram an album that you truly will find yourself getting lost in…. but that’s only if you submit to the Haram world and listen as a blank slate.

That is because, contrary to popular beliefs held by publications such as NPR, this album is not accessible… and certainly not the most accessible Armand Hammer record to-date.

ELUCID and woods get more even abstract, impressionistic, and free-form than ever before, even by their standards… in both the actual lyrics, and the overall way they communicate their messages and themes.

This less than concrete and direct approach to lyricism contributes to Haram feeling like the most obtuse, and deceptively odd album in the Armand Hammer catalogue… and an almost impenetrable first listen.

On my first listen, I felt like that https://armandhammer.bandcamp.com/album/haram

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