Hit Parade podcast: ’90s hip-hop trivia.

Music Trivia: The ’90s Hip-Hop Edition

Music Trivia: The ’90s Hip-Hop Edition

Half a century of pop-chart history.
Oct. 12 2018 1:38 PM

Music Trivia: The ’90s Hip-Hop Edition

From the Notorious B.I.G. to the Fresh Prince and LL Cool J, Slate’s music-history podcast is here to quiz you.

Images of the late rapper The Notorious B.I.G.
Images of the late rapper the Notorious B.I.G. are shown during a performance by recording artist Sean Combs at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 19, 2015 in Las Vegas.

Ethan Miller/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

Listen to Hit Parade via Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Play.

Think you know music? Hit Parade, the music-history podcast from Slate, is back with a new episode of the Bridge.

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In this monthly miniepisode of Hit Parade, host Chris Molanphy answers some listener mail and invites one Slate Plus member on to the show to play some music trivia. This month, he’s joined at the mic by Mike Pesca, host of Slate’s podcast The Gist.

How does it all work? Contestants are asked three trivia questions, and the players also have the opportunity to turn the tables—they get a chance to try to stump Molanphy, a music journalist for the past 25 years, with their own trivia question.

This month, the Bridge reflects on the last full-length Hit Parade podcast, which was about the Bee Gees, and looks ahead to next month, which is all about ’90s hip-hop.

If you’d like to be a contestant on an upcoming show, sign up for a Slate Plus membership here and enter as a contestant here. You can also enter to play if you’re already a Slate Plus member.

Want your question featured in an upcoming show? Email a voice memo to hitparade@slate.com.

Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt.

Chris Molanphy is a feature writer and critic who writes widely about music and the pop charts. Follow him on Twitter.

Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.