Rahul Lal

Sports and Music Journalist/Podcaster

Location icon United States of America

Rahul Lal is a recent graduate of the St. John's University (NY) Honors Program where he majored in Sport Management and minored in Business Administration. Four internships later, he has accumulated plenty of experience with journalism, broadcast and public relations.

Between CBS-owned sites, Rahul has published over 200 online articles and also wrote for his school's newspaper as a student. One-on-one interviews have been conducted with the likes of NFL and NBA stars as well as the rapper Fabolous. Interviewing is a passion and skill for Lal as he attempts to dig deep beyond the significance of a game or an album.

On the podcasting side, Rahul has created two shows which can both be found on iTunes. The first is strictly sports and is called One and Done Sports. The second is both sports and hip-hop and is called Donnie & The Prince. A third show is in the process of being made and will begin summer 2017.

The articles below are some of Rahul's favorite completed works.

Portfolio

Interviews

CBS Los Angeles
Going Beyond The Court With The Lakers' Jordan Clarkson

Jordan Clarkson was taken 46th overall in the 2014 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards and traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. He was one of the biggest steals that year. Since then the young guard has played his way into a $50 million contract extension and become the Lakers' most consistent contributor since Kobe Bryant.

CBS Los Angeles
Lakers Forward Brandon Ingram Is Artist On And Off Court

Brandon Ingram, selected as the second overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2016 NBA Draft, is best known for his versatile game on the court. While he's one of the centerpieces for the team's bright future, he also has a hidden talent that he's ready to show to the world.

CBS Sports Radio
Terrell Owens On Hall Of Fame Bid: 'I'm On To Bigger And Better Things'

While Terrell Owens may be considered one of the most controversial figures in NFL history off the field, he has always been respected for his talent and abilities on the field. His controversies were largely considered to be the reason he didn't get voted into the Hall of Fame earlier this year but that doesn't seem to affect Owens too much.

CBS Sports Radio
There's More To Brice Johnson Than You Think

By Rahul Lal Brice Johnson was the top recruit in the state of South Carolina, a McDonald's All-American, signed with a historic basketball powerhouse, which was home to the greatest basketball player ever, went on to become the Tar Heels' first consensus NCAA first team All-American in years and was just a heartbreaking shot away from being an NCAA champion in his last year at North Carolina.

CBS Sports Radio
Meet Malik Beasley, The NBA Prospect Who Loves To Play Golf

By Rahul Lal Malik Beasley, the guard out of Florida State is well known for his shooting ability, athleticism and defensive capability to guard multiple positions, but, he has a hobby that not many people really know about: He loves to play golf.

Music

Radio.com
5 Best Songs on Drake's 'More Life'

Drake made the whole world wait or months for the release of his new "playlist" (as he's called it) More Life. Love him or hate him, Drake never fails to put out a versatile collection that showcases both his rapping ability and his singing.

Radio.com
J. Cole Plays His 'Last Show For a Very Long Time'

The Meadows Music and Arts Festival is the latest mega-festival to hit New York. The festival kicked off yesterday with the first of two days at Flushing's Citi Field. And while Stadium's usual residents, the New York Mets, were on the road securing their spot in post-season play, local hip-hop star J.

Radio.com
5 Best Songs on the Game's '1992'

The Game has been all over the news in the last few month due to his recent beefs with Meek Mill; it's a prolific period for the Compton MC, who has released two mixtape, multiple singles and now, a brand new album, 1992.

Radio.com
6lack Went From Battle Rapper to Hit Artist in 10,000 Hours

Artist on the rise, 6lack [pronounced "black"], recently stopped by for an interview with Rap Radar hosts Elliott Wilson and Brian "B.Dot" Miller to discuss his debut album, 2016's Free 6LACK. "It's just kind of weird to observe people and see how they move," he said.

Radio.com
Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks Mike Pence Incident

"I was really grateful he stopped to listen," said actor, playwright and rapper Lin-Manuel Miranda about Vice-President elect Mike Pence. He was, of course, referring to Pence's response to being addressed by the cast of the Broadway hit Hamilton during the curtain call following the show's November 18 performance.

Radio.com
5 Best Songs on Migos' 'Culture'

With Migos' new album , Quavo, Offset and Takeoff have brilliantly used ad-libs and spontaneous shifts in rhythm to create a perfectly titled work of art to describes today's rap scene. While everyone knows the hit singles "Bad and Boujee" and "T-Shirt," here's a look at five of the best songs on Culture.

Radio.com
21 Savage: 'I Don't Look For Friendship with Other Rappers'

21 Savage had a hugely successful 2016, propelling himself to the top of the charts and linking up with top producers and artists to make hits. It's always been about "securing the bag" for him but, more than anything, he wants to stay true to himself as an artist and really reflect who he is as a person in his music.

Radio.com
BJ the Chicago Kid Tells Rap Radar 'I'm a Different Artist'

Fresh off of performing the national anthem for President Barack Obama's final address, BJ the Chicago Kid stopped by Play.It's Rap Radar Podcast. "It's an amazing journey," he told Elliott Wilson and Brian "B.Dot" Miller. "I think life is about your transitioning period even still after being on whatever level it is for so long.

Radio.com
Q-Tip Talks A Tribe Called Quest and Kanye West

The borough of Queens was instrumental in the growth of hip-hop and many of those influential figures got together in a room to talk about it on the most recent episode of Play.It podcast Drink Champs . Hosts DJ EFN and Queens-native N.O.R.E.

Radio.com
Ty Dolla $ign on Rap Radar: 'The Law Is Just Out Of Control Right Now'

Recording artist Ty Dolla $ign sat down with Elliott Wilson and Brian "B-Dot" Miller on Play.it's Rap Radar podcast to talk about the inspiration behind his newly released song "No Justice" featuring his older brother, Big TC, as well as his 2015 studio album Free TC.

Radio.com
Nick Grant Announces 'Sunday Dinner' on Rap Radar Podcast

Nick Grant is one of the hottest up-and-coming artists in hip-hop; he recently spoke with Play.it's Rap Radar podcast co-hosts Elliott Wilson and Brian "B.Dot" Miller about his career so far. "I feel like hip-hop is based on being competitive," the lyricist began. "I'm going for something different, I'm not going for the number one hit.

Radio.com
5 Best Songs on Meek Mill's 'Dreamchasers 4'

Rapper Meek Mill has been the topic of conversation over the last couple years due to (among other things) his beefs with Drake, The Game and even Philly legend Beanie Sigel. But he's also put out a lot of music.

Radio.com
Erykah Badu on OutKast's 'Ms. Jackson': 'It Hit Kind of a Sore Spot'

On this week's Rap Radar podcast on the Play.It Podcast Network, Elliott Wilson and Brian "B.Dot" Miller on Rap Radar spoke to Erykah Badu spoke about Donald Trump, her ex- Andre 3000 and young artists including D.R.A.M. In regards to the President-elect, she said, "I don't have no conspiracy theories about 'They trying to do this, they, they, they,'" she said.

Radio.com
Snoop Dogg on Suge Knight: 'I Love His Gangsta Head'

Snoop Dogg, one of the OG's of the rap game, sat down with N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN on the Drink Champs podcast on CBS Radio's Play.it podcast network to talk about his recent work with fellow west coast rapper, The Game, to ease the tension in Los Angeles.

Radio.com
50 Cent Talks Work Ethic, Donald Trump and Vivica Fox

Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent, has a new album in the works and a new season of Power, so he sat down with N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN on their Drink Champs Podcast on CBS Radio's Play.it podcast to discuss both, as well as opine on the upcoming presidential election.

CBS San Francisco
Kevin Durant Breaks Down Name Drops In Famous Hip-Hop Songs

Kevin Durant has been one of the most famous basketball players in the NBA since he was drafted in 2007. The newest addition to the Warriors is not unfamiliar with his name being thrown around but still gets a shock with certain shout outs.

Sports

CBS Local Sports
5 NBA Trades That Should Happen

The NBA trade deadline is one of the season's most hectic times for teams. It's their last chance to get that player who can give them an extra playoff push or more draft picks as they embrace a rebuilding project.

CBS Local Sports
7 Surprise NBA Players So Far This Season

This NBA season has already brought us many surprises, and only a couple of them stem from Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins playing on the same team. Did I mention that team is in Sacramento? Okay, okay, I digress. Some players have been playing so overwhelmingly above expectations that it's worth highlighting their production thus far.

CBS Pittsburgh
Is Dustin Johnson The Most Controversial U.S. Open Winner Of All Time?

By Rahul Lal Dustin Johnson is fresh off a $1.8 million payday after taking home the U.S. Open in Oakmont, Pennsylvania on Sunday. As he knocked in the final putt of the tournament, Johnson was instantly embraced by his caddie and turned over to hug his picture perfect family on what is sure to be a memorable Fathers' Day.

CBS Local Sports
Fantasy Football 2016: Top 10 Sleeper Picks

The advent of NFL training camps is almost upon us as rookies begin to report at the end of this week. With the return of football comes the return of our favorite form of legal sports betting, fantasy football.

CBS Sports Radio
The Story Of America's Most Decorated Olympic Gymnast Shannon Miller

Shannon Miller, now 39, is well known for being one of the country's greatest and most decorated Olympians. Miller competed at only 15 years old in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona as well as the 1996 Atlanta games. In her international experience, Miller brought home 11 gold medals, six silver medals and four bronze medals.

CBS Sports Radio
Draft Dilemma: Ben Simmons vs. Brandon Ingram

By Rahul Lal With the 2016 NBA Draft fast approaching, we're taking a detailed look at and comparing some of the elite players expected to be drafted in the lottery in our Draft Dilemma series. These players will have a chance to be a part of the next generation of NBA stars and that legacy begins on draft day.

CBS Sports Radio
Draft Dilemma: Jamal Murray vs. Kris Dunn

By Rahul Lal With the 2016 NBA Draft fast approaching, we're taking a detailed look at and comparing some of the elite players expected to be drafted in the lottery in our Draft Dilemma series. These players will have a chance to be a part of the next generation of NBA stars and that legacy begins on draft day.

CBS Sports Radio
Draft Dilemma: Buddy Hield vs. Jaylen Brown

By Rahul Lal With the 2016 NBA Draft fast approaching, we're taking a detailed look at and comparing some of the elite players expected to be drafted in the lottery in our Draft Dilemma series. These players will have a chance to be a part of the next generation of NBA stars and that legacy begins on draft day.

CBS Sports Radio
Draft Dilemma: Dragan Bender vs. Marquese Chriss

By Rahul Lal With the 2016 NBA Draft fast approaching, we're taking a detailed look at and comparing some of the elite players expected to be drafted in the lottery in our Draft Dilemma series. These players will have a chance to be a part of the next generation of NBA stars and that legacy begins on draft day.

CBS Sports Radio
Draft Dilemma: Under The Radar Stars In 2016 NBA Draft

By Rahul Lal With the 2016 NBA Draft fast approaching, we're taking a detailed look at and are comparing some of the elite players in our Draft Dilemma series. These players will have a chance to be a part of the next generation of NBA stars and that legacy begins on draft day.

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