In honor of Black Music Month this June, we’ve selected 9 podcasts celebrating Black artists, music history, culture, creatives, and so much more.
For hip-hop history, tune into podcasts like “Origins of Hip-Hop” chatting with icons like Grand Wizzard Theodore and Busy Bee. You’ll find some amazing interviews on podcasts like “Questlove Supreme,” “People’s Party with Talib Kweli,” “Million Dollaz Worth of Game,” and “Drink Champs.”
Check out our podcast picks to celebrate Black Music Month!
Black Girl Songbook
The Ringer’s “Black Girl Songbook” celebrates Black women in music with episodes on Donna Summer, Aretha Franklin, and Billie Holiday – just to name a few. Host Danyel Smith chats with songwriters, producers, executives, and more in episodes where genius Black women are uplifted and honored. Listeners will hear Black women’s music and Danyel’s personal stories about life, music, and more.
Questlove and Team Supreme are joined by guests, legends, and musical icons on “Questlove Supreme.” These fun, educational, and sometimes irreverent episodes delve into conversations about the guest’s origins, secrets to their success, projects, and passions. You’ll also learn a ton of music history! Past guests have included Usher, Chaka Khan, Babyface, Michelle Obama, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, and many more.
People’s Party with Talib Kweli
Hosted by the hip-hop legend, “People’s Party with Talib Kweli” welcomes guests to chat about culture, hip-hop, and politics. Recent episodes featured The D.O.C., Faith Evans, Cory Mo, Jazzy Jeff, will.i.am, and K. Foxx.
Grab a drink and join Queens rapper N.O.R.E. and Miami hip-hop pioneer DJ EFN for free-flowing conversations and uproarious storytelling. In “Drink Champs,” N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN are joined by guests to talk about their lives, careers, and iconic moments. The “drinks are flowing and jokes are rolling” with folks like Pusha T, A$AP Rocky, Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, and so many more. This series is presented by The Black Effect Network.
Million Dollaz Worth of Game
Barstool Sports’ “Million Dollaz Worth of Game” is hosted by rapper/actor @GillieDaKing and social media influencer @Wallo267. The weekly series is a great blend of discussions on music, comedy, real-life problems, personal experiences, and advice. Check out recent episodes with Yung Bleu, Alicia Keys + Swizz Beatz, Kodak Black, and more.
The Joe Budden Podcast
“The Joe Budden Podcast” has released over 300 episodes since 2020 and continues to be one of the most popular music commentary podcasts around. Host Joe and rapper (also from the hip-hop supergroup Slaughterhouse) is joined by guests and friends to unpack current events, news, and whatever’s on their mind.
The Origins of Hip-Hop
MC and hip-hop founding father Grandmaster Caz is sharing stories that catapulted culture on A&E’s “Origins of Hip-Hop.” Caz is interviewing legends like Grand Wizzard Theodore, Sha Rock, Busy Bee and heading to places like the Bronx to share lesser-told stories you’ve ought to hear.
Hip-hop heads Fuzzy and Quincy are sharing stories from their decades in entertainment, exploring current events, chatting about music, and exploring life on “FAQ Podcast.” They’re joined by guests like Cedric the Entertainer, Salaam Remi, and Liz Hernandez in weekly episodes, presented by The Resonance Network.
My Expert Opinion
On “My Expert Opinion,” Math Hoffa is giving his honest opinions on Battle Rap Culture and sitting down with the likes of Fat Joe, Treach (Naughty By Nature), DJ Clue, and more. Fellow podcaster Joe Budden dropped by another episode in April to discuss relationships, podcasting, and the rap group Slaughterhouse’s break-up.