Welcome back to Calling in a Favour, a show about art and camaraderie, and, often enough, a safe space for rap fans of a certain age. Today’s guest is David Ma – esteemed rap critic, label head and one third of the Dad Bod Rap Pod, a weekly show dedicated to gracefully ageing rap heads, that hosted the likes of Prince Paul, Pharoahe Monch, Open Mike Eagle to name only a few.
Here, David and Julian trade interview anecdotes (great and terrible), and discuss David’s way into music journalism, the perks of running an indie label, as well his work for trusted outlets such as Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Passion of the Weiss and Wax Poetics. There’s also music by Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf, Breeze Brewin, Gang Starr and more. Enjoy!