I know everybody got those gift cards yesterday,I can think of no better way to use them than on Shawn Setaro’s outstanding debut book. The order link is below.
Shawn Setaro is a writer and reporter for podcasts at Complex. Shawn is also the former editor-in-chief of Rap Genius and the creator and host of The Cipher, a critically acclaimed hip-hop podcast. He has written about music and culture for Forbes, The Atlantic, Vibe, The Source, GQ, Esquire, The Sondheim Review, and more. He is the author of the book ‘Complex Presents Dummy Boy: Tekashi 6ix9ine and the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods’, which is his first book. Shawn joins the show to discuss the new book and his career. We talk about Mel Murda’s rapping ability, why Tekashi never did a song with Jim Jones, if the SoundCloud era will remain historically relevant, the poor aim of the gang, what his prediction would be if 6ix 9ine had stuck with his original style of music, whether his career is still viable, what Tekashi’s story says about America in the age of Donald Trump, Shawn’s beginnings in journalism, writing for the Source, moving to Complex, writing his first book, & much more.