DJ Vlad, otherwise known as Vlad Lyubovny, is a former DJ and CEO of the video and news website VladTV.com. To the unfamiliar, it’s a website that features news and interviews with rappers, athletes, actors, politicians and comedians. Vlad is now making the leap to podcasting with The VladTV Podcast, a weekly Hip Hop culture show that will be produced and distributed by the iHeartPodcast Network.
“Not everyone gets a major documentary about their life, but many famous — and infamous — characters have told their life story on VladTV,” said Lyubovny. “With our new iHeart partnership, we are thrilled to finally give our millions of fans the ability to experience VladTV interviews on streaming audio platforms.”
Since VladTV’s launch in 2008, it has been regarded as one of the biggest interview platforms in Hip Hop — known for Russian-born DJ Vlad’s fearless approach to interviewing. Throughout the last few years, he has interviewed top celebrities including Cardi B, DaBaby, Warren Sapp, 21 Savage, Jalen Rose, Lil Baby and many more. Past interviews have gone viral, reaching a total of 3.5 billion views across YouTube and Facebook, according to iHeart.
The new VladTV Podcast will feature new interviews with celebrities as well as classic content from VladTV’s archives. The podcast’s first episode features an in-depth interview with comedian DL Hughley.
“When I launched VladTV 12 years ago, I had one goal: to document the lives of important figures of this era,” said Lyubovny. “Hundreds of interviews later, that goal is still the same. When I sit down with someone, I’m there to create that person’s greatest and most-watched interview of all time.”
The VladTV Podcast will release new episodes each Wednesday.