Episode 297- Mutants For the Mission with guest Cavalier

Cavalier is a little bit of a mysterious figure in the modern rap ecosystem. He was raised in Brooklyn, now located in New Orleans, with significant time spent in Oakland along the way. He has worked extensively with DBRP fave Quelle Chris, collaborating on 2023’s excellent Black Cottonwood album. We have been wanting to speak to Cav since 2018’s Private Stock was released, which we consider to be one of the strongest albums of the modern era. He will have the chance to top that shortly, when his next opus, Different Type Time is released on the mighty Backwoodz Studioz. We spoke to Cavalier about his life and music, his innate sense of style, and his collaborators in a lively and interesting conversation. DBRP hosts Demone Carter, David Ma and Nate LeBlanc also take some time to debate the best albums of the year so far, with special attention paid to Schoolboy Q’s divisive Blue Lips and Roc Marciano’s exciting return to form Marciology among others.

Theme song production and moral support by Cutso.

Mixing (turning down the laughing) by Taylor Weng.

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