Sam and Cray play catch up after their time off. They round up hip hop news from the last few weeks: is Dee-1 being persecuted by his own label? Native American culture meets hip hop. Mac Miller as an extension of human brokenness. Are songwriters under appreciated in rap? Drake as understood by college kids.

And finally, Cray gets grumpy about a pet peeve and the k-os track “Crucify”.

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