In this episode: A new documentary called “Reincarnated” aims to explain how the rapper Snoop Dogg became the rapper Snoop Lion. Writer Jaime Lowe tells us the transformation was about more than just a name change.
Plus: Since the Arab Spring movement began last year, autocratic governments throughout Northern Africa and the Middle East have been taken down by protestors, activists – and rappers. We speak with two hip hop artists from Egypt and Mali -- MC Deeb and Amkoullel - who were instrumental in their countries’ recent uprisings.
Also: Hip hop writer Tamara Palmer fills us in on a popular internet meme called time-stretching -- which turns 3 minute pop songs into 30 minute ambient soundscapes.