The hip-hop mogul who signed Tupac talks about 90s rap from a San Diego correctional facility. Plus: five of the best nostalgic podcasts
One of the greatest joys of podcasting is that anyone can have a go. This week Suge Knight, the record label boss that signed Tupac, Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre, launched his own series from prison, while serving 28 years for killing a man with a car. Collect Call With Suge Knight is a crackly recording of phone conversations from San Diego’s RJ Donovan correctional facility. Might this year’s hottest new podcasting genre involve 90s rap moguls settling scores from behind bars? Probably not, judging by this meandering episode. But it’s certainly a colourful addition to the world of podcasts.
In other, less incarceration-based retro thrills, we’ve got a look at the best nostalgic podcasts out there, from odes to 90s pop culture to a homage to the neon glitz and glamour of the 80s. It’s joined by a review of Jason Derulo’s new romantic thriller podcast (yes, really) and a new series from Alexi Mostrous, the host of our favourite podcast of 2022. It’s another diverse week.
Deputy TV editor