Louder Than A Riot

Publisher:
NPR

Louder Than A Riot

5.0/5

Critic Rating

Hip-hop emerged from the voices of the unheard. But freedom doesn't ring the same for everyone. Inside all corners of the culture, Black women and queer folk have dealt with the same oppression the music was built to escape. Season 2 of Louder Than A Riot examines who hip-hop marginalizes, and how misogynoir — the specific racist misogyny against Black women — is embedded into the fabric of the culture that we love.From Rico Nasty facing harassment from toxic fans, to Saucy Santana's unapologetically femme aesthetics in a queerphobic industry, to the assault case that put Megan Thee Stallion's image on trial, each...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Nicholas Quah • Vulture Jun 6, 2023

"...bold in a myriad of ways...striking fashion... Topics in this sophomore season run the gamut..."

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Score: 5

Liam Hess • Vogue Oct 28, 2021

"...it’s hosts Rodney Carmichael and Sidney Madden’s ability to link these specific cases with the bigger picture of how the U.S. justice system, racism, and rap culture are all depressingly entwined that makes Louder Than a Riot required listening."

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Score: 5

Emma Carey • Esquire Sep 20, 2021

"...delivering some of the most incisive and pertinent investigative journalism in the podcast game. The series comes complete with a playlist of the songs used in each episode as a tool for analysis, and features an inside look at the music industry, prison industrial complex, and their intersections in a way that is as thoughtful as it is impactful."

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Score: 4.9

Dan Schank • Erie Reader Feb 18, 2021

"If you resist podcasts out of an aversion to meandering chatter, there's almost none of it in Louder Than a Riot. Its hosts provide a nice range of perspectives as well. If you consider music an essential mirror to the culture that produced it, this is the podcast for you."

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Score: 5

Hannah Verdier • The Guardian Nov 20, 2020

"This superlative hip-hop podcast promises to “trace the collision of rhyme and punishment in America”, and it does so in detail...with thoughtful contributions from big hitters such as Killer Mike."

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