Welcome to Episode 9 of Back of the Class, Fuse’s hip-hop and pop culture podcast. Every Thursday, we—Juan Cadavid, Esteban Serrano, and Zach Dionne—hit the latest in rap music, movies, TV, comics, sports and whatever's popping within the realms of our eclectic tastes. To close out, we tell you what records we'll be spinning over the weekend.

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This week's episode features a special interview with Kari Faux, the 23-year-old Arkansas rapper about to drop her debut album, Lost En Los AngelesPre-order the record here; it drops Friday, April 8.

This week's topics:

Chance the Rapper’s upcoming mixtape (1:55 mark)
Action Bronson opening for Billy Joel (5:20)
Drake’s new tracks (7:10)
–Zach's Kari Faux interview (17:50)
–the Golden State Warriors’ shot at a massive NBA record (35:25) 
–sneaker drama happening with both Michael Jordan’s son and Allen Iverson (41:40)
–our weekend listening plans/comic book ambitions (46:30)

Once you're done, enjoy a playlist featuring songs, trailers, videos and people featured in the show:

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