Shea Serrano's latest book, 'Hip Hop (And Other Things)' : It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders Author and host of the No Skips podcast Shea Serrano gets obsessive about things — movies, basketball, and now, rap. In Hip Hop (And Other Things), he dives into Cardi B's explosive 2018, the early days of Missy Elliott's career, and the 1995 Source Awards, which he says remains — to this day — one of the biggest nights in rap history.

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Shea Serrano answers existential questions about rap in 'Hip Hop (And Other Things)'

Shea Serrano answers existential questions about rap in 'Hip Hop (And Other Things)'

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Author and host of the No Skips podcast Shea Serrano gets obsessive about things — movies, basketball, and now, rap. In Hip Hop (And Other Things), he dives into Cardi B's explosive 2018, the early days of Missy Elliott's career, and the 1995 Source Awards, which he says remains — to this day — one of the biggest nights in rap history.

This episode was produced by Audrey Nguyen and edited by Jordana Hochman. It was fact checked by Nathan Pugh, with help from Greta Pittenger. Engineering support from Neil Tevault and Josephine Nyounai. You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin and email us at samsanders@npr.org.

Correction Oct. 27, 2021

In the original version of this page, Missy Elliott's name was misspelled as Missy Elliot.