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Hip Hop Saved My Life with Romesh Ranganathan

RangaBee Productions and Mr Box

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A comedy podcast about hip hop presented by award winning comedian Romesh Ranganathan. Edited by James Torrance. Co-produced by RangaBee Productions and Mr Box (mrbox.tv) www.romeshranganathan.co.uk/podcast
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43:20 | Aug 29th

Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno joins Romesh and Rumaj to talk about the life-long influence of hip hop on his music and new solo project THE S.L.P. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

48:10 | Jul 18th

This week we're joined by one of our favourite rappers - Little Simz! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

46:13 | Jul 4th

Singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy joins Romesh and Rumaj to chat about his hip hop influences, 50 Cent, Meek Mill and working with legendary producer Mike Dean. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

50:00 | Jun 20th

Kicking off Series 2 with a biggie - musician, DJ, songwriter and producer Mark Ronson! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

53:03 | May 13th

People Just Do Nothing's MC Grindah aka Allan 'Seapa' Mustafa joins us in the HHSML studio. Hold tight!

58:33 | Apr 23rd

Rag’n’Bone Man joins Romesh, Rumaj and DJ Martin 2 Smoove for a live edition of the podcast at The Theatre Royal Brighton. Recorded on 13th April 2019 as part of the WAVE Podcast Festival.

57:37 | Mar 22nd

Bestselling author Angie Thomas joins Romesh and Rumaj for a chat about her life-long love of hip hop and its influence on her latest book On The Come Up. Oh, and she’s got beef with Drake. Get listening!

47:20 | Feb 26th

This week, the one and only Jamie Redknapp joins Romesh & Rumaj in the studio. It's a banger!

55:36 | Feb 7th

Stand-up comedian and Quotas Full podcast host Kae Kurd joins Romesh and Rumaj for our first episode of 2019.

1:08:20 | Jan 7th

For our biggest live episode yet, Romesh and Rumaj are joined on stage by the one and only Professor Green - and also get a FaceTime call from Hip Hop legend Chuck D! An HHSML Christmas special held in aid of CALM at the Indigo O2 on 19th December 2...Show More

56:40 | Dec 12th, 2018

New edition of HHSML Live with Romesh, Rumaj, DJ Yoda and special guest Dirty Dike. It's a banger!

37:48 | Nov 30th, 2018

Bonus episode! Featuring an extract from Romesh’s new book Straight Outta Crawley. In this chapter, we hear all about his lifelong obsession with Hip Hop and also get a bit of background on how the podcast started. If you like what you hear, check ou...Show More

46:59 | Nov 28th, 2018

North London rapper and DIY music star Jimothy joins Romesh and Rumaj to chat about making beats, fashion brands, never remembering track titles and why cats are better than dogs. Everything Is Getting Quite Exciting!

49:19 | Nov 14th, 2018

Ben Goodwin aka ExP from West Yorkshire rap crew Flame Griller joins Romesh in Part 2 of our special double episode for a one-on-one chat about all things Hip Hop and his latest solo album, Remarkable/Unremarkable.

1:05:09 | Nov 14th, 2018

We bring you a special double episode this week. First up, we're honoured to have an independent US Hip Hop legend join us - the one and only Murs!

1:01:32 | Oct 31st, 2018

This is one big episode! For our second live edition of the podcast, Romesh, Rumaj, Ben Green and DJ Martin2Smoove are joined on stage by the godfather of UK Hip Hop himself - Rodney P. Recorded on 27th September 2018 at The Moth Club in Hackney.

47:32 | Oct 17th, 2018

The multi-talented Jacob Anderson - aka Raleigh Ritchie - joins us to chat about his acting and music careers, Will Smith, backpacker hip hop and The College Dropout.

47:48 | Oct 5th, 2018

This week, we're joined by Mo' Wax and UNKLE founder James Lavelle. Yes mate!

48:35 | Sep 20th, 2018

HHSML Ep 60 features musical comedian Jenny Bede. We discuss Nicky Minaj, Jay Z, Roseanne and Cross Stitch. It’s a banger.

48:05 | Sep 7th, 2018

This weeks guest, Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo, chats Tribe, Lauryn, Cardi, interviewing Jay-Z and much much more. Double R What?!

48:15 | Aug 23rd, 2018

Romesh and Rumaj are back! This week they're joined by the UK rapper and 'lyrical legend' Snowy Danger. Hold on tight...

26:43 | Aug 6th, 2018

Romesh presents a solo mini episode from his garage where he answers some of your email questions and talks about the new releases he's listening to. This episode is brought you by the new Spike Lee movie BlacKkKlansman - out in cinemas on 24th Augus...Show More

43:20 | Jul 2nd, 2018

Actor and former grime artist Kiell Smith-Bynoe joins Romesh & Rumaj in the studio.

53:09 | Jun 15th, 2018

Comedian Marlon Davis joins Rom and Rupert to chat Biggie, Tupac, Kanye and being introduced to some pretty tasty language thanks to NWA at the age of 7.  Don't forget to send your track recommendations to: romesh88@hotmail.com @romeshranga @HHSMLpo...Show More

51:09 | May 16th, 2018

Romesh and Ru-Maj are reunited as Jordan Stephens drops by the studio for a chat about Jurassic 5, Pharoahe Monch, Eminem, appearing in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the current disregard for lyricism in hip hop. Formerly one half of Rizzle Kicks,...Show More

58:43 | May 3rd, 2018

Comedian Jamali Maddix steps into the studio to chat about meeting and working with Sway, the Nas track that introduced him to hip hop, Wu-Tang, GZA and MF Doom.  Romesh's Recommendations for this episode are: The Lost Scrolls V2 by Slum Village and ...Show More

54:26 | Apr 19th, 2018

Ben Green steps in for Ru-Maj this episode as Sara Pascoe joins Romesh to chat J. Cole, Cardi B and Drake. Romesh has three recommendations for this episode: Pookie Baby by Prof, Murs' A Strange Journey Into The Unimaginable and Bobby Tarantino by Lo...Show More

48:43 | Apr 6th, 2018

Comedian and writer, Sarah Callaghan, joins Romesh and Ru-Maj to chat Kendrick Lamar's back catalogue, Drake, J Cole and Snoop Dogg.. amongst other tangents! Romesh's Recommendation for this episode is: Czarface and Doom  Huge thanks to @sarahecallag...Show More

56:46 | Mar 21st, 2018

Absolutely delighted to welcome broadcaster, actor and documentary maker, Reggie Yates, to the podcast at long last.  Reggie chats about growing up in a very musically eclectic household, being immediately drawn in by hip hop and its culture from a y...Show More

50:12 | Mar 7th, 2018

Mr B - aka Jim Burke - chats about everything from his deep love for hip hop, his early career in Brit-pop band Collapsed Lung, the evolution of Mr B Gentleman Rhymer and his niche Chap-Hop sound to the skill of writing hip hop parodies.  Find @gentl...Show More

1:01:48 | Feb 21st, 2018

British hip hop musician, Ty, joins Romesh and Ru-maj on stage at the Moth Club in Hackney for our first ever Hip Hop Saved My Life LIVE event.  In this extended episode, Ty shares the story of how a school concert and a xylophone kickstarted his lov...Show More

24:01 | Feb 15th, 2018

In honour of the release of Marvel's Black Panther movie and the hotly anticipated Kendrick Lamar curated accompanying album, Romesh and Ru-maj compare notes on who they class as their heroes of hip hop.  'Black Panther: The Album - Music From and In...Show More

55:24 | Feb 7th, 2018

Doc Brown steps into the studio to talk about working with Lenny Henry, blending his love and talent for rap with comedy and his all time favourite hip hop albums. Doc started out as an underground rapper on the London's rap battle scene and released...Show More

47:43 | Jan 24th, 2018

Romesh and Ru-Maj are reunited at long last as actor and comedian Steve McNeil joins them to retrace his love for hip hop. 

47:23 | Jan 10th, 2018

Andrew Emery is a hip hop writer and journalist. He was the contributing editor of Hip-Hop Connection and founded, edited and published Fat Lace Magazine. Last year Andrew released his new book 'Wiggaz With Attitude: My Life As A Failed White Rapper'...Show More

45:47 | Dec 27th, 2017

Comedian Tiernan Douieb joins Romesh for the final episode of 2017, taking us back to 1993 North London and his first introduction to hip hop. The guys discuss why there is no place for autotune in hip hop, guest verses and that distinct West Coast s...Show More

37:30 | Dec 20th, 2017

Ben Green joins Romesh for a not so festive bonus episode, where they discuss Star Wars, Christmas hip hop songs, Nas and Eminem.

54:40 | Dec 13th, 2017

The prolific UK music producer and DJ chats to Rom about his career to date and his deep love for a hip hop beat.

52:27 | Nov 29th, 2017

Executive producer of 'Drop The Mic' and hip hop fanatic, Jensen Karp, joins Romesh for a chat as they discuss how he narrowly missed out on a 1 million dollar record deal with Interscope. Formerly known as the rapper Hot Karl, Jensen is also the aut...Show More

48:30 | Nov 25th, 2017

Romesh is joined by Ben Green as they answer your questions about hip hop. Tweet @RomeshRanga if you've got a question you want answered in another episode.

49:01 | Nov 3rd, 2017

That's right, Romesh's mum is the special guest this week as Ben Green and Rom get her to review some tracks.

48:29 | Oct 18th, 2017

UK Hip Hop legends Dabbla & Ill Man join Romesh & Ben Green (live from LA) for Episode 37 of Hip Hop Saved My Life

49:02 | Oct 4th, 2017

After a brief hiatus, Romesh and Ru-Maj are back with the mighty Adam Buxton as he traces his hip hop influences back to a joyfully odd mix of Kenny Everett and Eric B. & Rakim. Adam shares stories of hanging out with Coolio and the 40 Thevz with his...Show More

48:55 | Jul 19th, 2017

The head of High Focus Records and one quarter of The Four Owls joins Romesh and Ru-Maj to talk discovering UK Hip Hop, being inspired by Big Pun and his plans for world domination...

44:48 | Apr 19th, 2017

DJ MK reveals how he became one of the first UK DJs to release regular mixtapes which became the catalyst for him travelling around the world, meeting Nas and touring with Roots Manuva

48:47 | Apr 5th, 2017

The 'Verbal Herman Munster' himself steps into the studio to talk about the past and present state of hip hop

44:40 | Mar 22nd, 2017

The actor and comedian covers skits, Biggie and his favourite gigs as he traces his hip hop influences

47:21 | Mar 8th, 2017

Mike traces his hip hop influences right back to the classic 80s movie Beat Street, and brings us up to present day

46:13 | Feb 22nd, 2017

Loyle Carner reveals his hip hop influences and his biggest hip hop gripe: mumble rap.

46:20 | Feb 15th, 2017

Jehst joins Romesh and Jolyon Rubinstein in the studio to talk all things hip hop

50:16 | Feb 1st, 2017

Mistajam joins Romesh to chat about being on tour with Brand Nubian and the far reaching influences of hip hop

40:17 | Jan 17th, 2017

Ocean Wisdom joins Romesh in the studio to talk about his hip hop influences, killer hooks and his debut album Chaos 93'

46:16 | Jan 5th, 2017

Actor and writer Asim Chaudhry joins Romesh to chat about everything from his favourite hip hop album to Michael Jackson gifs

47:20 | Dec 14th, 2016

Comedy producer Robert Popper aka 'Bobby P' joins Romesh to chat all things hip hop this week #hiphopsavedmylife #romeshranganathan #hiphoppodcast

50:23 | Nov 30th, 2016

DJ Yoda joins Romesh for Episode 24 of Hip Hop Saved My Life #romeshranganathan #djyoda #hiphoppodcast

36:41 | Nov 16th, 2016

Hip hop group The Four Owls join Romesh for this week's episode #hiphopsavedmylife #romeshranganathan #hiphoppodcast

44:02 | Nov 2nd, 2016

Actor, writer & producer Jolyon Rubinstein joins Romesh for this week's episode of Hip Hop Saved my Life #romeshranganathan #jolyonrubinstein #hiphoppodcast #hiphopsavedmylife

18:58 | Oct 26th, 2016

Radio presenter Edith Bowman joins Romesh to chat all things hip hop in a live episode of Hip Hop Saved My Life

47:58 | Oct 12th, 2016

Drum and bass legend Friction joins Romesh for this week's episode of Hip Hop Saved My Life #romeshranganathan #friction #hiphoppodcast

49:24 | Sep 28th, 2016

Frankie Boyle joins Romesh to chat all things hip hop on this week's episode #romeshranganathan #frankieboyle #hiphoppodcast

47:22 | Sep 14th, 2016

Comedian Fergus Craig joins Romesh for Episode 19 of Hip Hop Saved My Life #romeshranganathan #hiphopsavedmylife #ferguscraig #hiphoppodcast

47:40 | Aug 24th, 2016

Comedian Tom Lucy joins Romesh to talk all things hip hop #romeshranganathan #tomlucy #hiphopsavedmylife #hiphoppodcast

45:29 | Aug 3rd, 2016

Hull City footballer Curtis Davies joins Romesh for Episode 17 #romeshranganathan #curtisdavies #hiphoppodcast #hiphopsavedmylife

47:12 | Jul 20th, 2016

Comedian Inel Tomlinson joins Romesh for Episode 16 of Hip Hop Saved My Life. Actor, comedian and writer Inel is best known for being one half of 'Johnny and Inel', the UK’s first black comedy double act.#romeshranganathan #hiphopsavedmylife #hiphopp...Show More

48:23 | Jul 6th, 2016

Example joins Romesh in this week's episode to chat about his career, inspirations, and favourite hip hop tracks #example #romeshranganathan #hiphoppdocast #hiphopsavedmylife

45:45 | Jun 22nd, 2016

Josh Cole, promoter and producer, chats to Romesh in this week's episode #hiphopsavedmylife #romeshranganathan #hiphoppodcast #joshcole

46:34 | Jun 8th, 2016

Tom Davis, comedian and actor, joins Romesh for Episode 13 #hiphopsavedmylife #romeshranganathan #hiphoppodcast #tomdavis

1:01:00 | May 25th, 2016

Bam from the iconic Jungle Brothers joins Romesh this week to talk all things hip hop #romeshranganathan #hiphop #Bam #JungleBrothers

53:21 | May 4th, 2016

Nihal, BBC presenter and broadcaster tells Romesh about his journey into hip hop #nihal #romeshranganathan #hiphopsavedmylife #hiphoppodcast

46:46 | Apr 20th, 2016

Comedian Nathan Caton joins Romesh for this week's episode of Hip Hop Saved My Life#nathancaton #romeshranganathan #hiphoppodcast

45:28 | Apr 6th, 2016

MC Izzie Gibbs joins Romesh for Episode 9 of Hip Hop Saved My Life#izziegibbs #romeshranganathan #hiphoppodcast

46:14 | Mar 23rd, 2016

Comedian Katherine Ryan tells Romesh about her favourite hip hop lyrics in this week's episode#katherineryan #romeshranganathan #hiphopsavedmylife #hiphoppodcast

55:48 | Mar 9th, 2016

Scroobius Pip, spoken word artist and podcaster, joins Romesh for this week's episode #scroobiuspip #romeshranganathan #hiphoppodcast #hiphopsavedmylife

46:09 | Feb 24th, 2016

Comedian Suzi Ruffell, official tour support of Romesh, guests on this week's episode #suziruffell #romeshranganathan #hiphopsavedmylife #hiphoppodcast

39:48 | Feb 4th, 2016

Comedian Charlie Baker guests on this week's episode of Hip Hop Saved My Life with Romesh Ranganathan #charliebaker #romeshranganathan #hiphopsavedmylife #hiphoppodcast

45:16 | Jan 20th, 2016

Rapper Mikill Pane joins Romesh for this week's episode #mikillpane #romeshranganathan #hiphopsavedmylife #hiphoppodcast

45:46 | Jul 14th, 2015

Dane Baptiste, comedian and writer, joins Romesh to discuss his hip hop influences and his favourite hip hop album #danebaptiste #romeshranganathan #hiphoppodcast #hiphopsavedmylife

46:32 | Jun 29th, 2015

Joe Jacobs, comedian, writer and rapper chats to Romesh in Episode 2 of Hip Hop Saved My Life#joejacobs #romeshranganathan #hiphoppodcast #hiphopsavedmylife

46:28 | Mar 11th, 2015

Mark Smith, comedian and writer, joins Romesh for Episode 1 of Hip Hop Saved My Life#marksmith #romeshranganathan #hiphoppodcast #hiphopsavedmylife