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The Crate 808 Podcast

English, Music, 1 season, 134 episodes, 6 hours, 17 minutes
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Missing the golden era of hip hop? The Crate 808 podcast travels back to the 1990s with lively debates around classic albums, arguments over Top 5 GOATs and interviews with instrumental people from the culture. Every week, join Kambi Thandi, a long-time hip hop head and pod producer, as he interviews insightful guests to provide a healthy dose of nostalgia, and a fresh look on the decade that shaped the genre.
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Roc Marciano's 3-Album Run ✨ | Ep. 177

Yo yo yo, today we dig into another GOAT 3-Album Run, discussing the man who has Lamborghini dreams and Nissan nightmares…Roc Marciano 🔥   On board we have returning guest, contributing editor of Pitchfork, podcaster, writer and journalist - Dylan Green aka Cine Masai! And the album run we're talking on included 'Marcberg' (2010), 'Reloaded' (2012), a dip into 'The Pimpire Strikes Back' (2013) and 'Marci Beaucoup' (2013).   Featuring contributions from producer Nicholas Craven, rapper MidaZ the Beast, rap historian Dart Adams, beatmaker and writer SonRaw, and podcasters like Nate LeBlanc (Dad Bod Rap Pod) and The Extraordinary Rap crew...this may well be one of our finest deep dives into any 3-album run 😱   And peep our episode that we featured in this one, with producer Nicholas Craven talking on Marcberg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqhqb06I-R0   Show Notes Least hip hop thing (00:00) Why Roc is a pioneer (05:30) Marcberg (14:30) Nate LeBlanc takes (Dad Bod Rap Pod) (28:30) Is Marcberg the ‘gangsta rap Madvillainy’? (30:50) Top Marcberg moments (43:30) Nicholas Craven + MidaZ the Beast thoughts (48:20) 5-Mic Moments: Snow + Sean P love (57:10) Reloaded + SonRaw takes (1:26:40) Dart Adams takes (1.50:20) Roc’s apex moment (1:51:50) Top Roc bars + growth of drumless hip hop (1:53:00) Marci Beaucoup (2:20:00)   Help support the show and unlock a whole dungeon of rap goodness:   MF DOOM Series 🐐 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into MF DOOM's collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96548   J Dilla Series 🍩 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into Jay Dee’s collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96555   Wu-Tang Chronicles Series 🐝 Our Wu series travels through the entire Clan dynasty, giving you reviews of every solo album from members, including some MARATHON sessions. A must for every Wu-Tang Clan fan 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96560   90’s Hidden Gem Rap Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the 1990s golden era and discover the RIDICULOUS hidden gem albums. We're talking Diamond D, Funkdoobiest, Da Lench Mob and more 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/161267   00’s Hip Hop Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the noughties and discover the hidden gem hip hop albums from that decade. We're talking Nas, Jay-Z, Mos Def, Common and more 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/161275   The Rawkus Chronicles 💎 We chronicle the rise and fall of one of hip hop's most important record labels, with a roster that'll bring tears to your eyes 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/524894   ——————   Now, remember to check our our EPIC 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🎧 Subscribe and bump our Spotify playlist - Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔 🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons to be notified of new episodes 🔔     🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Top 10 Raekwon songs https://tinyurl.com/2cygqg9a 🟣 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
6/18/20242 hours, 52 minutes, 51 seconds
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Cypress Hill's 3-Album Run 💨 | Ep. 176

Yo yo yo, welcome to Crate 808, and another 3-Album Run episode speaking on one of the biggest rap groups of all time - Cypress Hill 💨 Yes, we welcome on writer, DJ and co-founder of the Closed Sessions label, DJ RTC aka Alexander Fruchter, to speak on ‘Cypress Hill’ (1991), ‘Black Sunday’ (1993) and ‘Cypress Hill III: Temples of Boom’ (1995) 🔥   Featuring special contributions from Nate LeBlanc (Dad Bod Rap Pod), Dart Adams, Robert Kuehl (The Next Movement Podcast), Dan O (Freemusic Empire) and the crew at Extraordinary Rap.   Now, remember to check our our EPIC 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   And peep our other Cypress Hill episodes, with interviews with group members:   DJ Muggs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RZmzDgV410 Sen Dog: https://shorturl.at/lkpA6   And here’s that dope Fly Fidelity episode we featured: https://shorturl.at/hGuqH   Show Notes Why this album run matters (00:00) Cypress Hill album (13:00) Black Sunday (01:05:30) Cypress Hill III: Temples of Boom (01:48:20)   Help support the show and unlock a whole dungeon of rap goodness:   MF DOOM Series 🐐 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into MF DOOM's collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96548   J Dilla Series 🍩 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into Jay Dee’s collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96555   Wu-Tang Chronicles Series 🐝 Our Wu series travels through the entire Clan dynasty, giving you reviews of every solo album from members, including some MARATHON sessions. A must for every Wu-Tang Clan fan 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96560   90’s Hidden Gem Rap Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the 1990s golden era and discover the RIDICULOUS hidden gem albums. We're talking Diamond D, Funkdoobiest, Da Lench Mob and more 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/161267   00’s Hip Hop Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the noughties and discover the hidden gem hip hop albums from that decade. We're talking Nas, Jay-Z, Mos Def, Common and more 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/161275   The Rawkus Chronicles 💎 We chronicle the rise and fall of one of hip hop's most important record labels, with a roster that'll bring tears to your eyes 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/524894   ——————   🎧 Subscribe and bump our Spotify playlist - Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Top 10 Raekwon songs https://tinyurl.com/2cygqg9a 🟣 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
6/5/20242 hours, 23 minutes
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‘Alien’ Film Review (45th Anniversary) | Ep. 175

Yo yo yo, welcome to another episode of Hip Hop Heads Talking Horror, and this time round we celebrate 45 years of 1979’s sci-fi horror film monument - ‘Alien’ 🛸   Join Kam, Thomas Hobbs, Alaska Atoms and Myke-C Town for their takes on this classic, as well contributions from Shotgun the Aux’s Tom Comey and Atoms Family member, Cryptic One.   Show Notes How we fell in love with the film (00:00) Why has this film’s allure held up (13:20) 5-Mic Moments: Chest-burster scene (23:30) Alien poster, trailer and tagline (48:30) What Ifs (51:00) Hip Hop Horror Categories (59:00) Where does Company Flow fit into this horror film? (1:04:50)   Help support the show and unlock a whole dungeon of rap goodness:   MF DOOM Series 🐐 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into MF DOOM's collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96548   J Dilla Series 🍩 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into Jay Dee’s collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96555   Wu-Tang Chronicles Series 🐝 Our Wu series travels through the entire Clan dynasty, giving you reviews of every solo album from members, including some MARATHON sessions. A must for every Wu-Tang Clan fan 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96560   90’s Hidden Gem Rap Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the 1990s golden era and discover the RIDICULOUS hidden gem albums. We're talking Diamond D, Funkdoobiest, Da Lench Mob and more 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/161267   00’s Hip Hop Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the noughties and discover the hidden gem hip hop albums from that decade. We're talking Nas, Jay-Z, Mos Def, Common and more 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/161275   The Rawkus Chronicles 💎 We chronicle the rise and fall of one of hip hop's most important record labels, with a roster that'll bring tears to your eyes 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/524894   ——————   Now, remember to check our our EPIC 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🎧 Subscribe and bump our Spotify playlist - Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Top 10 Raekwon songs https://tinyurl.com/2cygqg9a 🟣 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
5/30/20241 hour, 53 minutes, 3 seconds
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Kendrick Lamar’s 3-Album Run | Ep. 174

Today we bring you a deep dive into Kdot’s monumental three-album run, talking ‘Good Kid, M.A.A.D City’ (2012), ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ (2015), ‘Untitled Unmastered’ (2016) and ‘DAMN’ (2017).   And in the hot seat we have award-winning music journalist, contributing editor with Bandcamp Daily and author of ‘The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America’ - Marcus J. Moore!   Featuring special contributions from Nate LeBlanc (Dad Bod Rap Pod), Rohan (The Rap Music Plug Podcast), Dan O (Freemusic Empire) and the crew at Extraordinary Rap. Catch up with our other Kendrick Lamar episodes too:   Kendrick vs. Drake beef breakdown: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5ovdiEYnEXkgSezNDVAxei ‘Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers’ album review: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0MVfUy8MSuMvZ1YuVdyaHj?   And remember to check our our EPIC 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   Show Notes Why this is a GOAT album run (00:00) Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (18:00) To Pimp a Butterfly (01:11:50) Untitled Unmastered (02:15:00) DAMN (02:30:00)   Help support the show and unlock a whole dungeon of rap goodness:   MF DOOM Series 🐐 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into MF DOOM's collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96548   J Dilla Series 🍩 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into Jay Dee’s collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96555   Wu-Tang Chronicles Series 🐝 Our Wu series travels through the entire Clan dynasty, giving you reviews of every solo album from members, including some MARATHON sessions. A must for every Wu-Tang Clan fan 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96560   90’s Hidden Gem Rap Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the 1990s golden era and discover the RIDICULOUS hidden gem albums. We're talking Diamond D, Funkdoobiest, Da Lench Mob and more 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/161267   00’s Hip Hop Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the noughties and discover the hidden gem hip hop albums from that decade. We're talking Nas, Jay-Z, Mos Def, Common and more 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/161275   The Rawkus Chronicles 💎 We chronicle the rise and fall of one of hip hop's most important record labels, with a roster that'll bring tears to your eyes 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/524894   ——————   🎧 Subscribe and bump our Spotify playlist - Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Top 10 Raekwon songs https://tinyurl.com/2cygqg9a 🟣 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
5/21/20243 hours, 6 minutes, 38 seconds
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Kendrick Lamar vs. Drake Beef: Reaction + Fallout 🤯 | Ep. 173

2024 witnessed possibly the biggest rap beef of the century…and perhaps ever. Kendrick Lamar’s deep history with Drake erupted into a toxic battle with an unprecedented pace and instant-classic diss tracks…and we’re here to break it all down.   Joining us for this behemoth episode, we have writers Dylan Green and Kia Turner on the round table, and special guest contributions from the likes of Justin Hunte, Rohan from The Rap Music Plug Podcast, journalist Thomas Hobbs and YouTuber Dobson. This went off, so dig in 🔥   Show Notes Why this battle is HUGE (00:00) Where does this stand in rap history? (12:10) Kendrick WON (26:20) Highlights + Dobson guest contribution (38:10) How Megan Thee Stallion kicked off the beef (1:06:00) Rohan from The Rap Music Plug Podcast guest contribution (1:21:50) Kendrick vs. Drake: A History (1:34:50) How Drake could’ve won by Justin Hunte + Thomas Hobbs guest contribution (2:09:50) Why fans need to look at ourselves + last big moment for these two? (2:19:00)   Help support the show and unlock a whole dungeon of rap goodness:   MF DOOM Series 🐐 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into MF DOOM's collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96548   J Dilla Series 🍩 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into Jay Dee’s collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96555   Wu-Tang Chronicles Series 🐝 Our Wu series travels through the entire Clan dynasty, giving you reviews of every solo album from members, including some MARATHON sessions. A must for every Wu-Tang Clan fan 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96560   90’s Hidden Gem Rap Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the 1990s golden era and discover the RIDICULOUS hidden gem albums. We're talking Diamond D, Funkdoobiest, Da Lench Mob and more 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/161267   00’s Hip Hop Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the noughties and discover the hidden gem hip hop albums from that decade. We're talking Nas, Jay-Z, Mos Def, Common and more 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/161275   The Rawkus Chronicles 💎 We chronicle the rise and fall of one of hip hop's most important record labels, with a roster that'll bring tears to your eyes 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/524894   ——————   Now, remember to check our our EPIC 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🎧 Subscribe and bump our Spotify playlist - Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔     🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Top 10 Raekwon songs https://tinyurl.com/2cygqg9a 🟣 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
5/12/20243 hours, 5 minutes
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Common ‘Like Water for Chocolate’ + ‘Deltron 3030’ Reviews (Patreon Clip)

Welcome to another dope sneak peak into what’s happening over at our Patreon - including rap reviews from the naughties, voted for by the patrons themselves!   So we bring you some clips from our review of Common’s breakthrough album from 2000. Joining us are two dope guests, with E (The Next Movement Podcast) and Defcee (rapper, educator) in the hot seats - and this one got deep 💥🧠 Full episode: https://www.patreon.com/posts/bonus-episode-93212905   And then we dip into the supergroup of rapper Del the Funky Homosapien, producer Dan the Automator, and DJ Kid Koala. Breaking down their debut album from the year 2000, and joining us we have Ray Ridge and Dan O bringing some excellent perspectives to this space odyssey. Full episode: https://www.patreon.com/posts/bonus-episode-93878846   Show Notes Like Water for Chocolate (00:00) Deltron 3030 (34:38) Help support the show and unlock a whole dungeon of rap goodness:   00’s Hip Hop Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the noughties and discover the hidden gem hip hop albums from that decade. We're talking Nas, Jay-Z, Mos Def, Common and more 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/161275   MF DOOM Series 🐐 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into MF DOOM's collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96548   J Dilla Series 🍩 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into Jay Dee’s collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96555   Wu-Tang Chronicles Series 🐝 Our Wu series travels through the entire Clan dynasty, giving you reviews of every solo album from members, including some MARATHON sessions. A must for every Wu-Tang Clan fan 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96560   90’s Hidden Gem Rap Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the 1990s golden era and discover the RIDICULOUS hidden gem albums. We're talking Diamond D, Funkdoobiest, Da Lench Mob and more 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/161267   The Rawkus Chronicles 💎 We chronicle the rise and fall of one of hip hop's most important record labels, with a roster that'll bring tears to your eyes 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/524894   Now, remember to check our our EPIC 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🎧 Subscribe and bump our Spotify playlist - Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Top 10 Raekwon songs https://tinyurl.com/2cygqg9a 🟣 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
5/8/202456 minutes, 39 seconds
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Top 5 Scarface Songs | Ep. 172

Yes people, today we dip into another GOAT’s catalogue, and this one is all about Scarface 🐐   The rap mogul's outstanding catalogue to name our top choice cuts...as well as decide which Scarface song from the 90's would you play to an alien to teach it hip hop! And joining us is a stellar cast: Rapper Defcee and Dead End Hip Hop's very own Beezy and Ken 🔥   Show Notes Why Face is the GOAT (00:00) Honourable mentions (31:00) What artists have blown up going solo? (36:00) Top 3 Scarface songs (1:11:10) Help support the show and unlock a whole dungeon of rap goodness:   MF DOOM Series 🐐 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into MF DOOM's collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96548   J Dilla Series 🍩 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into Jay Dee’s collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96555   Wu-Tang Chronicles Series 🐝 Our Wu series travels through the entire Clan dynasty, giving you reviews of every solo album from members, including some MARATHON sessions. A must for every Wu-Tang Clan fan 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96560   90’s Hidden Gem Rap Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the 1990s golden era and discover the RIDICULOUS hidden gem albums. We're talking Diamond D, Funkdoobiest, Da Lench Mob and more 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/161267   00’s Hip Hop Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the noughties and discover the hidden gem hip hop albums from that decade. We're talking Nas, Jay-Z, Mos Def, Common and more 📲   Now, remember to check our our EPIC 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🎧 Subscribe and bump our Spotify playlist - Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   Kam Top 5 A Minute to Pray and a Second to Die (1991) My Block (2002) I Seen a Man Die (1994) Now I Feel Ya (1993) Hand of the Dead Body (1994)   Defcee Top 5 My Block (2002) Mary Jane (1997) No Tears (1994) Guess Who’s Back (2002) Sorry for What? (2000)   Beezy Top 5 I Seen a Man Die (1994) Hand of the Dead Body (1994) Money and the Power (1991) A Minute to Pray and a Second to Die (1991) In Cold Blood (2002)   Ken Top 5 I’m Black (1993) Jesse James (1994) Mr. Scarface, Part III: The Final Chapter (1993) The Diary (1994) A Minute to Pray and a Second to Die (1991)   Kam’s Top Scarface Songs A Minute to Pray and a Second to Die On My Block I Seen a Man Die Now I Feel Ya Hand of the Dead Body Southside Houston Texas Untouchable Guess Who’s Back Born Killer Diary of a Mad Man No Tears Smartz The Wall G’s Mary Jane Mind Playing Tricks 94 Southside Your Ass Got Took Jesse James In Between Us Let It Roll   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Top 10 Raekwon songs https://tinyurl.com/2cygqg9a 🟣 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
4/30/20242 hours, 16 minutes, 27 seconds
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Roc Marciano ‘Doesn’t Last’ Track Review w/ AJ Suede | Ep. 171

Welcome to another Digging in the Crates episode - the Roc Marciano Edition 😎   We travel back to 2013, and Roc’s ‘The Pimpire Strikes Back’ mixtape, to talk about his souled-out cut ‘Doesn’t Last’ with hip hop artist and musician - AJ Suede! 🔥   Show Notes History with Roc Marci (00:00) What makes Roc Marciano different (11:27) Track review (25:00) DITC categories (50:57) Help support the show and unlock a whole dungeon of rap goodness:   MF DOOM Series 🐐 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into MF DOOM's collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96548   J Dilla Series 🍩 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into Jay Dee’s collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96555   Wu-Tang Chronicles Series 🐝 Our Wu series travels through the entire Clan dynasty, giving you reviews of every solo album from members, including some MARATHON sessions. A must for every Wu-Tang Clan fan 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96560   90’s Hidden Gem Rap Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the 1990s golden era and discover the RIDICULOUS hidden gem albums. We're talking Diamond D, Funkdoobiest, Da Lench Mob and more 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/161267   00’s Hip Hop Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the noughties and discover the hidden gem hip hop albums from that decade. We're talking Nas, Jay-Z, Mos Def, Common and more 📲   Now, remember to check our our EPIC 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🎧 Subscribe and bump our Spotify playlist - Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Top 10 Raekwon songs https://tinyurl.com/2cygqg9a 🟣 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
3/26/20241 hour, 1 minute, 5 seconds
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Shaun of the Dead Film Review (20th Anniversary) | Ep. 170

COCK IT!! Yes, Hip Hop Heads Talking Horror returns with a celebration of 2004’s zombie film classic, ‘Shaun of the Dead’ 🧟‍♂️   Joining us for this horror special are Call Out Culture’s Alaska Atoms and Zilla Rocca, as well as contributions from writers Thomas Hobbs and Tim Fish, as well as podcaster Tom Comey from Shotgun the Aux.   Find our other Hip Hop Heads Talking Horror episodes right here: https://www.crate808.com/horror   Show Notes Love for this British classic (00:20) How Ed is like Necro (17:02) Why Thomas Hobbs loves this film (31:05) Easter Egg hunting (38:50) Why Tom Comey loves this film (49:50) Why Tim Fish loves this film (58:20) Zombie Crate Takedown (1:00:27) Favourite needle drops (1:06:40) Canibus Feature Award (1:16:10) Zombia Apocalypse Albums (1:21:55) Best rap song for a zombie montage (1:25:15) Worst rapper to be stuck in an apocalypse with (1:28:10) Best kill (1:31:50) Zombie film rankings (1:38:15)   Help support the show and unlock a whole dungeon of rap goodness:   MF DOOM Series 🐐 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into MF DOOM's collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96548   J Dilla Series 🍩 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into Jay Dee’s collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96555   Wu-Tang Chronicles Series 🐝 Our Wu series travels through the entire Clan dynasty, giving you reviews of every solo album from members, including some MARATHON sessions. A must for every Wu-Tang Clan fan 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96560   90’s Hidden Gem Rap Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the 1990s golden era and discover the RIDICULOUS hidden gem albums. We're talking Diamond D, Funkdoobiest, Da Lench Mob and more 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/161267   00’s Hip Hop Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the noughties and discover the hidden gem hip hop albums from that decade. We're talking Nas, Jay-Z, Mos Def, Common and more 📲   Now, remember to check our our EPIC 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🎧 Subscribe and bump our Spotify playlist - Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Top 10 Raekwon songs https://tinyurl.com/2cygqg9a 🟣 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
3/12/20241 hour, 54 minutes, 35 seconds
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Nas ‘Stillmatic’ + Mos Def ‘The Ecstatic’ Reviews (Patreon Clip)

Full Stillmatic episode: https://www.patreon.com/posts/bonus-episode-88128592 Full The Ecstatic episode: https://www.patreon.com/posts/bonus-episode-86935654   Today we’re bringing you look behind the curtain of what’s happening at our Patreon, where we have hours and HOURS worth of bonus material for all you fellow rap nerds.   These right here are some highlights from our naughties rap album reviews, specifically Nas’ 2001 record, Stillmatic, followed by Mos Def’s The Ecstatic from 2009. Both incredible records that deserve their shine.   With a stacked guest line up of producer MIGHTHEALTHY, rapper and podcaster Zilla Rocca from Call Out Culture and The Next Movement Podcast’s Rob Kheul, these reviews buried deep into our love for Nas and Mos, and where hip hop was at in the naughties.   And of course if we’re speaking about Nas in 2001, we HAVE to start with his incendiary beef with Jay-Z, and one of the best diss tracks of all time - Ether.   Show Notes: Ether: Best diss track ever? (02:00) Is Nas the best old rapper? (18:30) 5-Mic Moments on Stillmatic (35:00) Thoughts on One-Mic (49:45) The Ecstatic: Mos Def’s Madvillainy (1:01:28) Mos Def compared to Mach-Hommy (1:29:50)   Help support the show and unlock a whole dungeon of rap goodness:   MF DOOM Series 🐐 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into MF DOOM's collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96548   J Dilla Series 🍩 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into Jay Dee’s collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96555   Wu-Tang Chronicles Series 🐝 Our Wu series travels through the entire Clan dynasty, giving you reviews of every solo album from members, including some MARATHON sessions. A must for every Wu-Tang Clan fan 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96560   90’s Hidden Gem Rap Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the 1990s golden era and discover the RIDICULOUS hidden gem albums. We're talking Diamond D, Funkdoobiest, Da Lench Mob and more 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/161267   00’s Hip Hop Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the noughties and discover the hidden gem hip hop albums from that decade. We're talking Nas, Jay-Z, Mos Def, Common and more 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/161275   Now, remember to check our our EPIC 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🎧 Subscribe and bump our Spotify playlist - Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Top 10 Raekwon songs https://tinyurl.com/2cygqg9a 🟣 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
3/5/20241 hour, 49 minutes, 33 seconds
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Mach-Hommy ‘Thank God’ Track Review w/ AJ Suede | Ep. 169

Who’s ready to get Digging in the Crates in our first Mach-Hommy edition? 🙋‍♂️   Yes, we speak to hip hop artist AJ Suede on the magic of Mach-Hommy, and why he loves ‘Thank God’, from 2016’s ‘HBO’ (‘Haitian Body Odor’) on Griselda Records. Produced by August Fanon, this track is sublime - find out why we think so 📲   Go check out Suede’s incredible output, from 2024’s ‘Opta Mystic’, or his work with Televangel with ‘Metatron’s Cube’ and ‘Parthian Shots’ (not to forget his Small Professor collaboration on ‘Hundred Year Darkness’ and much more).   Show Notes The genius of Mach-Hommy (00:55) Breaking down Mach for new listeners (15:20) Thoughts on indie rap, the price of art and Mach's mythology (32:00) Help support the show and unlock a whole dungeon of rap goodness:   MF DOOM Series 🐐 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into MF DOOM's collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96548   J Dilla Series 🍩 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into Jay Dee’s collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96555   Wu-Tang Chronicles Series 🐝 Our Wu series travels through the entire Clan dynasty, giving you reviews of every solo album from members, including some MARATHON sessions. A must for every Wu-Tang Clan fan 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96560   90’s Hidden Gem Rap Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the 1990s golden era and discover the RIDICULOUS hidden gem albums. We're talking Diamond D, Funkdoobiest, Da Lench Mob and more 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/161267   00’s Hip Hop Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the noughties and discover the hidden gem hip hop albums from that decade. We're talking Nas, Jay-Z, Mos Def, Common and more 📲   Now, remember to check our our EPIC 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🎧 Subscribe and bump our Spotify playlist - Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Top 10 Raekwon songs https://tinyurl.com/2cygqg9a 🟣 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
2/27/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 37 seconds
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billy woods ‘The Eucharist’ Track Review w/ Blockhead | Ep. 168

Welcome to another episode of our Digging in the Crates series - the billy woods edition 👑   And in the hot seat we welcome a legend whose work spans more than two decades. A prolific producer and probably the best social media follow in hip hop - Blockhead is in the house!   And he explains why he loves 'The Eucharist' by Armand Hammer (which is really a billy woods solo song), from 2020’s 'Shrines', produced by Messiah Musik.   Show Notes Least hip hop thing (01:00) The Eucharist and genius of woods (04:45) woods’ discography is all time (17:45) Digging into the bars (44:20) Help support the show and unlock a whole dungeon of rap goodness:   MF DOOM Series 🐐 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into MF DOOM's collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96548   J Dilla Series 🍩 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into Jay Dee’s collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96555   Wu-Tang Chronicles Series 🐝 Our Wu series travels through the entire Clan dynasty, giving you reviews of every solo album from members, including some MARATHON sessions. A must for every Wu-Tang Clan fan 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96560   90’s Hidden Gem Rap Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the 1990s golden era and discover the RIDICULOUS hidden gem albums. We're talking Diamond D, Funkdoobiest, Da Lench Mob and more 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/161267   00’s Hip Hop Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the noughties and discover the hidden gem hip hop albums from that decade. We're talking Nas, Jay-Z, Mos Def, Common and more 📲   Now, remember to check our our EPIC 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🎧 Subscribe and bump our Spotify playlist - Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Top 10 Raekwon songs https://tinyurl.com/2cygqg9a 🟣 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
2/13/20241 hour, 38 minutes, 5 seconds
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90s Rap Classics for Aliens ft. Scarface, Bone Thugs, KMD, Coolio, The Lox | Ep. 167

This week we bring you a big 1990s rap session, where broke down the decade’s classic songs to play to an alien to teach it hip hop. And we went in on the likes of Scarface, The Lox, Ultramagnetic MCs, Coolio, CRU, Masta Ace and KMD 🍿   Alien Playlist: https://www.crate808.com/alien-playlist   WE WANT TO HEAR WHICH SONGS NEED TO BE ON THIS LIST BEFORE WE LAMINATE IT!   Remember it’s one song per artist or group, and we want reasons for WHY it’s needed for aliens to learn about hip hop - hit us up 📲   Show Notes Least hip hop thing (04:22) Scarface (13:46) The Lox (26:48) Ultramagnetic MCs (27:55) Coolio (33:33) CRU (38:00) Masta Ace (49:05) KMD (55:00) Inspectah Deck (1:07:32) Skee-Lo (1:15:05) Help support the show and unlock a whole dungeon of rap goodness:   MF DOOM Series 🐐 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into MF DOOM's collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96548   J Dilla Series 🍩 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into Jay Dee’s collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96555   Wu-Tang Chronicles Series 🐝 Our Wu series travels through the entire Clan dynasty, giving you reviews of every solo album from members, including some MARATHON sessions. A must for every Wu-Tang Clan fan 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96560   90’s Hidden Gem Rap Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the 1990s golden era and discover the RIDICULOUS hidden gem albums. We're talking Diamond D, Funkdoobiest, Da Lench Mob and more 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/161267   00’s Hip Hop Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the noughties and discover the hidden gem hip hop albums from that decade. We're talking Nas, Jay-Z, Mos Def, Common and more 📲   Now, remember to check our our EPIC 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🎧 Subscribe and bump our Spotify playlist - Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Top 10 Raekwon songs https://tinyurl.com/2cygqg9a 🟣 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
2/6/20242 hours, 12 minutes, 38 seconds
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GZA’s Wu-Tang Clan Legacy ft. Liquid Swords Album Review (Patreon Clip)

FULL WU EPISODES: https://www.patreon.com/collection/96560   SUUUUUUUUUUU! Welcome to the Wu-Tang Chronicles - our Patreon series digging into every solo member’s legacy in the landscape of hip hop.And this here is a little sneak peek into the latest series centred around the legendary GZA, where we review his solo albums (including a mammoth ‘Liquid Swords’ session) with our very own Wu-Tang Avengers: Fatboi Sharif, SonRaw, MIGHTYHEALTHY, Dan O, Tokyo Cigar 🍿   Show Notes Liquid Swords album review (02:00) What if Prince Paul produced a Wu album? (58:50) Pro Tools + DJ Muggs, Roc Marciano + Ka love (1:01:12) How RZA’s aura faded + True Master vs. 4th Disciple (1:51:00) Help support the show and unlock a whole dungeon of rap goodness:   MF DOOM Series 🐐 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into MF DOOM's collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96548   J Dilla Series 🍩 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into Jay Dee’s collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96555   Wu-Tang Chronicles Series 🐝 Our Wu series travels through the entire Clan dynasty, giving you reviews of every solo album from members, including some MARATHON sessions. A must for every Wu-Tang Clan fan 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96560   90’s Hidden Gem Rap Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the 1990s golden era and discover the RIDICULOUS hidden gem albums. We're talking Diamond D, Funkdoobiest, Da Lench Mob and more 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/161267   00’s Hip Hop Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the noughties and discover the hidden gem hip hop albums from that decade. We're talking Nas, Jay-Z, Mos Def, Common and more 📲   Now, remember to check our our EPIC 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🎧 Subscribe and bump our Spotify playlist - Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Top 10 Raekwon songs https://tinyurl.com/2cygqg9a 🟣 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
1/30/20242 hours, 26 minutes, 35 seconds
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Best Horror of 2023 ft. What Rap Take Could Lead to Murder? | Ep. 166

Yo yooooooo! Happy 2024 to all our listeners, and we’re setting up the slate for a new year! First up, this DOPE convo about the best horror films and shows from 2023, with our very own click of Hip Hop Heads Talking Horror - Alaska Atoms, Myke C-Town and Thomas Hobbs 🎃   We also ask - what is the one take on hip hop that could lead you to murder someone? Inspired by Kam’s love for ‘Swarm’, we thought this one could kickstart some interesting convo - so let us know! 📲 Help support the show and unlock a whole dungeon of rap goodness:   MF DOOM Series 🐐 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into MF DOOM's collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96548   J Dilla Series 🍩 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into Jay Dee’s collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96555   Wu-Tang Chronicles Series 🐝 Our Wu series travels through the entire Clan dynasty, giving you reviews of every solo album from members, including some MARATHON sessions. A must for every Wu-Tang Clan fan 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96560   90’s Hidden Gem Rap Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the 1990s golden era and discover the RIDICULOUS hidden gem albums. We're talking Diamond D, Funkdoobiest, Da Lench Mob and more 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/161267   00’s Hip Hop Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the noughties and discover the hidden gem hip hop albums from that decade. We're talking Nas, Jay-Z, Mos Def, Common and more 📲   Show Notes: No One Will Save You (13:26) When Evil Lurks + Infinity Pool (15:02) Talk to Me + The Royal Hotel (27:49) Swarm (1:10:25) Hidden Horror Gem: Deathline (1:21:42) Hidden Horror Gem: Dead Man’s Shoes (1:29:36)   Now, remember to check our our EPIC 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🎧 Subscribe and bump our Spotify playlist - Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Top 10 Raekwon songs https://tinyurl.com/2cygqg9a 🟣 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
1/23/20241 hour, 40 minutes, 3 seconds
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Best Hip Hop Albums of 2023 ft. Songs, Verses, MVP of Year Pt.2 | Ep. 165

Welcome to the second part of our huge 2023 wrap up - do go check out the other episode to get our full breakdown, we went in!   Joining us for this celebration is SonRaw and Rohan (The Rap Music Plug Podcast), as well as guest contributions from the likes of Televangel, Defcee, Beezy (Dead End Hip Hop), Dart Adams, Sean Kantrowitz, GENG PTP, Zilla Rocca, Dan O, Tokyo Cigar, Dylan Green, Rob Keul and E (The Next Movement), MIGHTHEALTHY and Yemi (Rhymes Like Dimes) 🤯   Check out our mid-year summary of 2023, where we spoke a lot about the same artists and work: https://tinyurl.com/ys93mhc6   And if you enjoy our tastes, subscribe and bump our Spotify playlist - Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Help support the show and unlock a whole dungeon of rap goodness:   MF DOOM Series 🐐 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into MF DOOM's collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96548   J Dilla Series 🍩 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into Jay Dee’s collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96555   Wu-Tang Chronicles Series 🐝 Our Wu series travels through the entire Clan dynasty, giving you reviews of every solo album from members, including some MARATHON sessions. A must for every Wu-Tang Clan fan 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96560   90’s Hidden Gem Rap Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the 1990s golden era and discover the RIDICULOUS hidden gem albums. We're talking Diamond D, Funkdoobiest, Da Lench Mob and more 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/161267   00’s Hip Hop Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the noughties and discover the hidden gem hip hop albums from that decade. We're talking Nas, Jay-Z, Mos Def, Common and more 📲   Part 2 Show Notes: MVP of the Year (00:25) Guest: Dan O (21:25) Songs of the Year (23:46) Guest: Rob Keul (39:38) Guest: MIGHTHEALTHY (57:45) Verse of the Year (59:53) Guest: Zilla Rocca (1:09:08) Scaring The Hoes and Quaranta - Danny Brown (1:12:43) Made 2 - P.U.R.E. (1:20:18) Round Trip - Statik Selektah (1:23:06) Guest: Dylan Green (1:24:48) Parthian Shots - AJ Suede + Televangel (1:27:41) Burning Desire - MIKE (1:36:38) Guest: GENG PTP (1:44:49) Best Album Artwork (1:49:14) Features of the Year (1:57:36) Verses of the Year (2:02:26) Best Hip Hop Moments of 2023 (2:11:22) Deep Dive: Burning Desire (2:27:06) Deep Dive: Parthian Shots (2:49:26) Deep Dive: Faith is a Rock (2:56:09) Deep Dive: We Buy Diabetic Test Strips (3:11:24)   Now, remember to check our our EPIC 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Top 10 Raekwon songs https://tinyurl.com/2cygqg9a 🟣 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
12/19/20233 hours, 28 minutes, 30 seconds
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Best Hip Hop of 2023 - Part 1 | Ep. 165

My god, WHAT a twelve months it's been. Hip hop's 50th year delivered some insane music, incredible verses and memorable moments...and we broke it all down for you in this MAMMOTH two-part episode. Do go check out the other episode to get our full 2023 breakdown - we went in!   Joining us for this celebration is SonRaw and Rohan (The Rap Music Plug Podcast), as well as guest contributions from the likes of Televangel, Defcee, Beezy (Dead End Hip Hop), Dart Adams, Sean Kantrowitz, GENG PTP, Zilla Rocca, Dan O, Tokyo Cigar, Dylan Green, Rob Keul and E (The Next Movement), MIGHTHEALTHY and Yemi (Rhymes Like Dimes) 🤯   We tackled these categories, and many more...   Top 5 Albums Songs of the Year Feature of the Year Best Album Artwork MVP of the Year Verse of the Year   Check out our mid-year summary of 2023, where we spoke a lot about the same artists and work: https://tinyurl.com/ys93mhc6   And if you enjoy our tastes, subscribe and bump our Spotify playlist - Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Help support the show and unlock a whole dungeon of rap goodness:   MF DOOM Series 🐐 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into MF DOOM's collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96548   J Dilla Series 🍩 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into Jay Dee’s collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96555   Wu-Tang Chronicles Series 🐝 Our Wu series travels through the entire Clan dynasty, giving you reviews of every solo album from members, including some MARATHON sessions. A must for every Wu-Tang Clan fan 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96560   90’s Hidden Gem Rap Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the 1990s golden era and discover the RIDICULOUS hidden gem albums. We're talking Diamond D, Funkdoobiest, Da Lench Mob and more 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/161267   00’s Hip Hop Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the noughties and discover the hidden gem hip hop albums from that decade. We're talking Nas, Jay-Z, Mos Def, Common and more 📲   Part 1 Show Notes: Least hip hop thing in last 24 hours (3:13) We Buy Diabetic Test Strips - Armand Hammer (10:02) Guest: Sean Kantrowitz (25:34) Integrated Tech Solutions - Aesop Rock (30:13) Guest: Beezy from Dead End Hip Hop (42:36) HeadSpace - H31R + JWords + maassai (45:23) Estee Nack - Nacksaw Jim Duggan (54:14) Guest: Dart Adams (1:04:05) Faith is a Rock - The Alchemist + MIKE + Wiki (1:06:30) Guest: E from The Next Movement Podcast (1:25:50) He Left Nothing for the Swim Back - SKECH185 (1:28:47) Lukah - Permanently Blackface (1:31:12) Guest: Defcee (1:38:30) Death Waits In The Dark - Substance810 + Hobgoblin (1:42:44) Maps - billy woods + Kenny Segal (1:46:30) Guest: Tokyo Cigar (1:54:35) Leather Blvd. - B. Cool-Aid (1:57:54) RXNephew - Til I'm Dead (2:02:44) Guest: Yemi Abiade from Rhymes Like Dimes (2:08:09)   Now, remember to check our our EPIC 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Top 10 Raekwon songs https://tinyurl.com/2cygqg9a 🟣 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
12/19/20232 hours, 13 minutes, 13 seconds
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billy woods ‘Christine’ Track Review w/ Defcee | Ep. 164

Welcome to our Digging in the Crates series once more, looking at key songs from a hip hop artist’s catalogue. This week, we kick off our billy woods catalogue with rapper Defcee, who breaks down why he loves ‘Christine’ (featuring Mike Ladd), from woods’ 2022 record ‘Aethiopes’.   Fans of our ‘Why I Love’ series will know this format well, but with a DITC rebrand we’re looking to explore outside the worlds of MF DOOM and J Dilla…and boy do we have some fun episodes coming up for you fans of Roc Marciano, Mach-Hommy, Ka, The Alchemist and MORE 🍿 Help support the show and unlock a whole dungeon of rap goodness:   MF DOOM Series 🐐 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into MF DOOM's collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96548   J Dilla Series 🍩 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into Jay Dee’s collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96555   Wu-Tang Chronicles Series 🐝 Our Wu series travels through the entire Clan dynasty, giving you reviews of every solo album from members, including some MARATHON sessions. A must for every Wu-Tang Clan fan 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96560   90’s Hidden Gem Rap Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the 1990s golden era and discover the RIDICULOUS hidden gem albums. We're talking Diamond D, Funkdoobiest, Da Lench Mob and more 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/161267   00’s Hip Hop Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the noughties and discover the hidden gem hip hop albums from that decade. We're talking Nas, Jay-Z, Mos Def, Common and more 📲   Show Notes Why he loves billy woods (07:31) How woods has drawn from Jay-Z (13:30) Track review (38:24)   Now, remember to check our our EPIC 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Top 10 Raekwon songs https://tinyurl.com/2cygqg9a 🟣 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
12/5/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 19 seconds
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MF DOOM: Hey! + Lickupon + Red & Gold Track Reviews (Patreon Clip)

FULL EPISODES: https://www.patreon.com/collection/96548   Calling all MF DOOM fans, this one is here is for YOU 💯 We spoke to underground rap stars GENG PTP, MidaZ the Beast and Rob Kelly about the genius of The Supervillain…and the results are FIRE 🔥   Check out this supercut of Patreon episodes we have in the locker, digging into the crates and reviewing three classic MF DOOM cuts - as well as smashing some of the myths around the GOAT, and giving you on-the-ground insight into his re-emergence on the New York scene. Help support the show and unlock a whole dungeon of rap goodness:   MF DOOM Series 🐐 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into MF DOOM's collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96548   J Dilla Series 🍩 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into Jay Dee’s collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96555   Wu-Tang Chronicles Series 🐝 Our Wu series travels through the entire Clan dynasty, giving you reviews of every solo album from members, including some MARATHON sessions. A must for every Wu-Tang Clan fan 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96560   90’s Hidden Gem Rap Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the 1990s golden era and discover the RIDICULOUS hidden gem albums. We're talking Diamond D, Funkdoobiest, Da Lench Mob and more 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/161267   00’s Hip Hop Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the noughties and discover the hidden gem hip hop albums from that decade. We're talking Nas, Jay-Z, Mos Def, Common and more 📲   Show Notes Lickupon (03:03) Hey! (25:00) Red & Gold (38:29)   Now, remember to check our our EPIC 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
11/21/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Alchemist ‘We Gonna Make It’ + ‘Terry’ Track Reviews | Ep. 163

Today we bring you our Digging in the Crates series, looking at key songs from a hip hop artist’s catalogue. And this week, we have two cuts from The Alchemist to dig into - Zilla Rocca and Dylan Green break down why they love Action Bronson’s ‘Terry’ (2015) and Jadakiss’ ‘We Gonna Make It’ (2001). Fans of our ‘Why I Love’ series will know this format well, but with a DITC rebrand we’re looking to explore outside the worlds of MF DOOM and J Dilla…and boy do we have some fun episodes coming up for you fans of Roc Marciano, billy woods, Mach-Hommy, Ka, The Alchemist and MORE 🍿   Show Notes How Alchemist spans generations (02:21) Why Al is Pharrell for backpackers (17:25) We Gonna Make It by Jadakiss (23:39) Terry by Action Bronson (52:28) ‘How Deep Is Your Love?’ game (1:06:45)   Now, remember to check our our EPIC 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   MF DOOM Series 🐐 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into MF DOOM's collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96548   J Dilla Series 🍩 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into Jay Dee’s collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96555   Wu-Tang Chronicles Series 🐝 Our Wu series travels through the entire Clan dynasty, giving you reviews of every solo album from members, including some MARATHON sessions. A must for every Wu-Tang Clan fan 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96560   90’s Hidden Gem Rap Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the 1990s golden era and discover the RIDICULOUS hidden gem albums. We're talking Diamond D, Funkdoobiest, Da Lench Mob and more 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/161267   00’s Hidden Gem Rap Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the noughties and discover the hidden gem hip hop albums from that decade. We're talking Nas, Jay-Z, Mos Def and more 📲   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Top 10 Raekwon songs https://tinyurl.com/2cygqg9a 🟣 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
11/7/20231 hour, 47 minutes, 14 seconds
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Top 5 Redman Songs 💨 | Ep. 162

Yes yes yes people, today we are talking extensively about the Moby Dick of dopeness - Redman 🤩   We list our favourite cuts from this hip hop legend's deeeeep catalogue, with special guests Kevin Beacham (Stories About Songs podcast) and Chris Mitchell (Breaking Atoms podcast) in the hot seat - tap in 📲   Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (00:00) Why Redman is a Feature King (04:44) Headbanger (10:40) Redman’s use of humour (24:31) Basically (28:00) Tha Goodness (34:40) Journey Throo Da Darkside (38:40) Funkorama (43:00) Rated R (48:00) Pick It Up (52:30) How to Roll a Blunt (58:20) Tonite’s the Night (1:03:50) Can’t Wait (1:08:30) Rockafella (1:18:40) Jam 4 U (1:26:40) Whateva Man (1:31:50) So Ruff (1:39:00) Winicumuhround (1:47:00) Time 4 Sum Aksion (1:53:00) Creepin’ + Smoke a Blunt Too (2:00:50) Where Am I? (2:07:30) Case Closed (2:09:35)   Now, remember to check our our EPIC 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   MF DOOM Series 🐐 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into MF DOOM's collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96548   J Dilla Series 🍩 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into Jay Dee’s collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96555   Wu-Tang Chronicles Series 🐝 Our Wu series travels through the entire Clan dynasty, giving you reviews of every solo album from members, including some MARATHON sessions. A must for every Wu-Tang Clan fan 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96560   90’s Hidden Gem Rap Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the 1990s golden era and discover the RIDICULOUS hidden gem albums. We're talking Diamond D, Funkdoobiest, Da Lench Mob and more 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/161267   00’s Hidden Gem Rap Album Reviews 💿 For the heads who wanna travel back to the noughties and discover the hidden gem hip hop albums from that decade. We're talking Nas, Jay-Z, Mos Def and more 📲   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Top 10 Raekwon songs https://tinyurl.com/2cygqg9a 🟣 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
10/24/20232 hours, 25 minutes, 30 seconds
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Mick Jenkins Interview 🎙️ | Ep. 161

We welcome one of our favourite hip hop artists out there, putting in amazing work - including 2023’s record ‘The Patience’. We speak on his inspiring career, hip hop turning 50, love for the craft and much, much more 🔥   Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (00:00) Knowing he would be great (11:49) Digging for lyrical gems (22:34) Lyrics get Mick hyped (31:10) Thoughts on underground rap (37:15) Talks on battling (44:17) Breaking down ‘The Patience’ (46:44)   Now, remember to check our our EPIC 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   MF DOOM Series 🐐 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into MF DOOM's collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96548   J Dilla Series 🍩 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into Jay Dee’s collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96555   Wu-Tang Chronicles Series 🐝 Our Wu series travels through the entire Clan dynasty, giving you reviews of every solo album from members, including some MARATHON sessions. A must for every Wu-Tang Clan fan 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96560   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Top 10 Raekwon songs https://tinyurl.com/2cygqg9a 🟣 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
10/10/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 6 seconds
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Nas ‘Magic 2 + 3’ and DJ Muggs ‘Soul Assassins 3’ Album Reviews | Ep. 160

2023 has delivered us some rap gems, and even the GOATs are getting involved! We dig into not one new Nas album, but TWO, and we have a huge DJ Muggs love-in whilst speaking on the latest addition to the Soul Assassins catalogue.   Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (00:00) Magic 2 review (12:30) Why Nas is master of nostalgia (20:41) Magic 3 review (35:39) Soul Assassins 3: Death Valley review (1:01:55)   Now, remember to check our our EPIC 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   MF DOOM Series 🐐 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into MF DOOM's collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96548   J Dilla Series 🍩 Our 'Why I Love...' series brings your a track-by-track deep dive into Jay Dee’s collection 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96555   Wu-Tang Chronicles Series 🐝 Our Wu series travels through the entire Clan dynasty, giving you reviews of every solo album from members, including some MARATHON sessions. A must for every Wu-Tang Clan fan 📲 https://www.patreon.com/collection/96560   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Top 10 Raekwon songs https://tinyurl.com/2cygqg9a 🟣 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
10/3/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 40 seconds
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Top 10 Raekwon Songs 💎 (Patreon Clip)

FULL 3-HOUR EPISODE: https://tinyurl.com/2cygqg9a 🤯 Ranking Top 36 Ghostface Killah Songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻   Ever since he went to war with the melting pot, Raekwon the Chef has cooked up some marvellous shit during his illustrious rap career. And after digging into every single solo album in his vault, including a wild mixtape era, we’ve arrived at our final episode in Rae’s Wu-Tang Chronicle…and we finish with a bang. We get the Wu Avengers together to list our favourite ten Raekwon songs each, so get ready for some Wu goodness featuring MidaZ the Beast, MIGHTHEALTHY, Tokyo Cigar and Dan O (Freemusic Empire) 🔥   Now, remember to check our our EPIC 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Top 10 Raekwon songs https://tinyurl.com/2cygqg9a 🟣 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
9/20/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 7 seconds
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Top 5 Big Punisher Songs | Ep. 159

YEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHH BABY!! Today we tackle one of our all-time favourite artists on this show - Big Pun 💥 We list our love for his art, his legacy and our top five songs from his catalogue. Joining us in the hot seat is our Boom Bap Crusader, Ray Ridge, and returning guest SonRaw 🔥   Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (00:00) John Blaze (49:00) 100% (1:03:20) Boomerang (1:08:00) That N Shit (1:12:40) Capital Punishment (1:16:40) You Came Up (1:20:20) Brave in the Heart (1:27:30) Boomerang (1:34:40) Leatherface (1:42:00) I’m Not a Player (1:45:30) The Dream Shatterer (1:52:30) Twinz (Deep Cover 98) (2:03:30) You Ain’t a Killer (2:15:40) Momma (2:24:30)   Now, remember to check our our EPIC 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Top 10 Raekwon songs https://tinyurl.com/2cygqg9a 🟣 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
9/10/20232 hours, 33 minutes, 24 seconds
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Trailer: Introducing...Stories About Songs with Kevin Beacham

Hey, Crate 808 fans! If you are listening to this show you're probably a 90's rap nerd like the rest of us, and if so, you gotta check out the newest show from Open Mike Eagle's podcast network Stony Island Audio. It's called "Stories About Songs with Kevin Beacham" The host Kevin Beacham is a documentarian, journalist, radio host, and all-around rap superfan. Some of you may know him as the co-founder and host of Scribble Jam, or as a longtime label rep for Rhymesayers.   In each episode, Kevin shares some of his greatest stories from his years as an industry insider focusing on one artist or movement in Hip Hop that made a lasting impression on Kevin and his work. These are the stories of not only how he fell in love with Hip Hop, but how that love has continued to keep him connected.   Stories About Songs is not just a podcast, but an immersive listening experience, a tapestry of rare beats, breaks, and samples intricately woven around Kevin's storytelling by fellow rap nerd and podcast producer Rob Van Vranken whose work you may have heard on a few other influential Hip Hop podcasts like The Cipher, Secret Skin, Headspin, or even this very podcast Crate 808!   You can find Stories about Songs on Spotify and Apple Podcasts now! Get caught up on Season 1 and make sure to subscribe to hear new episodes as they drop every Friday starting July 7th.   Listen on Spotify HERE   Listen on Apple Podcasts HERE   Follow Kevin on Twitter and IG
9/8/20232 minutes, 45 seconds
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MF DOOM's Masterpiece: ‘Lactose and Lecithin’ Track Review (Patreon Clip)

FULL EPISODE: https://www.patreon.com/posts/bonus-episode-i-78823713   We dive back into MF DOOM's catalogue, specifically Viktor Vaughn’s 'Lactose Lecithin' from his 2003 cult-classic album, Vaudeville Villain 💥   And joining us is SonRaw to break down why this song stands out in that incredible body of work...and boy did we go in 🍿   Now, remember to check our our EPIC 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔 🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons to be notified of new episodes 🔔   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
8/6/202312 minutes, 47 seconds
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Top 5 A Tribe Called Quest Songs | Ep. 158

‘Yes, this ain't rock 'n' roll, 'cause the rap is in control’ - Welcome to a HUGE chat for your ears, it’s three hours plus on A Tribe Called Quest 🍿   And we’ll be breaking down our top ATCQ cuts, with two legends in the building - Dylan Green and SonRaw 🔥   Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (00:00) Midnight (28:09) Award Tour (32:17) Footprints (40:33) Skypager (44:07) Steve Biko (49:49) The Hop (1:01:48) Jazz (1:06:26) Lyrics to Go (1:14:56) Youthful Expression (1:21:03) Electric Relaxation (1:28:38) Buggin’ Out (1:36:45) Scenario (1:46:00) Oh My God (1:57:38) Check the Rhime (2:05:57) Excursions (2:13:58) What? (2:24:00) God Lives Through (2:28:18) Description of a Fool (2:32:44) Find a Way (2:39:23) Stressed Out (2:44:35) 8 Million Stories (2:45:33) 5. Black Spasmodic (2:51:35)   Now, remember to check our our EPIC 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
7/24/20233 hours, 8 minutes, 45 seconds
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Could Raekwon Have Been as Big as Jay-Z? OB4CL 2 Review (Patreon Clip)

FULL 2 HOUR+ EPISODE 📲 https://tinyurl.com/2ofpm3d4   When EXACTLY did Raekwon the Chef become truly great? That’s just one of many, many topics we cover on this gargantuan review of ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II’. We also dig into Rae’s magic mixtape era, as we continue our Wu-Tang Clan Chronicles series. Get primed for over two hours of pure Raekwon, Ghostface Killah and general Wu rap chat 🍿🐝   Joining us are bonafide hip hop aficionados MidaZ the Beast, Tokyo Cigar and Dan O 🤩   More Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
7/19/202338 minutes, 56 seconds
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Best Rap Albums of 2023 So Far + Verses, Songs, MVPs, Features of Year | Ep. 157

We bring you a behemoth of an episode breaking down hip hop in the year 2023 (so far) 🍿 We bring the ruckus with some awesome convos with some equally awesome people, this week we have:   Rohan from The Rap Music Plug Podcast, beat maker and writer, SonRaw, and our very own Boom Bap Crusader, Ray Ridge. Enjoy this smorgasbord of nerdy rap chat, as well as Kam’s Top 40 albums of the year so far below…   Maps by billy woods + Kenny Segal Beware of the Monkey by MIKE Notorious Dump Legends: Volume 2 by Mach-Hommy + The God Fahim From Whence It Came by YUNGMORPHEUS To What End by Oddisee Parthian Shots by AJ Suede + Televangel Let’s Start Here by Lil’ Yachty MICHAEL by Killer Mike Glorious Game by Black Thought + El Michels Affair The Great Escape by Alchemist + Larry June Indiana Jones by Boldy James + RichGains Neutral Milc Motel: Extended Stay by Milc + Televangel Conductor We Have a Problem by Conductor Williams Rise & Shine by Jay Nice + Dough Networkz Nothing Bigger Than The Program by Roc Marciano + Jay Worthy Ritual by Stik Figa + The Expert The Devil’s Playground by MidaZ the Beast Champagne for Breakfast by Meyhem Lauren, DJ Muggs + Madlib Mourning Due by Nappy Nina Won’t He Do It by Conway the Machine Serpent by Kool Keith + Real Bad Man Ignorant Art by Ayo Shamir + Fabeyon + J.Arr Pangea by Gabe Nandez So Many Other Realities Exist Simultaneously by Atmosphere Gunsmoke by 38 Spesh It Means a Lot by Brainorchestra Painting Houses by Spanish Ran + Ufo Ev Hand Painted Realities by Knowitall + Barton100 Ways of Knowing by Navy Blue Scaring the Hoes by JPEGMAFIA + Danny Brown Art of the Craft by JustVIBEZ The Structural Dynamics of Flow by Alaska Atoms + Steel Tipped Dove Die Wurzel by Neak Pookey: Stick Figa Finds Himself by Stick Figa + DJ Sean P Mind of a Saint by Skyzoo College Park by Logic Fullmetal Kaiju by Kill Bill: The Rapper Another Planet 4 by Phik F65 by IDK Glockoma 2 by Key Flock   Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (00:00) Great Escape - Larry June and Alchemist (12:22) To What End - Oddisee (24:31) Gunsmoke - 38 Spesh (37:32) He Left Nothing for the Swim Back - SKECH185 + Jeff Markey (48:59) From Whence It Came by YUNGMORPHEUS (1:08:24) Kilómetros - Crimeapple (1:20:55) 'Til I'm Dead - RXK Nephew (1:25:55) Parthian Shots by AJ Suede + Televangel (1:32:07) Notorious Dump Legends: Volume 2 by Mach-Hommy + The God Fahim (1:40:42) Glorious Game by Black Thought + El Michels Affair (1:51:11) Leather Blvd. - B. Cool-Aid + Pink Siifu + Ahwlee (1:56:37) To See a Sunset - Kota the Friend + Statik Selektah (2:05:31) Beware of the Monkey by MIKE (2:14:29) Round Trip - Statik Selektah (2:24:27) Scaring The Hoes - JPEGMafia + Danny Brown (2:31:32) Maps by billy woods and Kenny Segal (2:41:28) Verses of the Year (3:19:31) Songs of the Year (3:27:24) Artwork of the Year (3:39:21) Feature of the Year (3:43:11)   Now, remember to check our our EPIC 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   You can listen to The Rap Music Plug Podcast at http://rmpp.squarespace.com | Follow the show @rapmusicplugpod on Twitter/Insta/Threads   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
7/8/20233 hours, 55 minutes, 14 seconds
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90s Rap Classics for Aliens ft. Busta Rhymes, Biggie, EPMD, Def Squad | Ep. 156

Yes people, we’re back talking about which 90s rap songs we’d play to an alien to define hip hop. 👽 This one ran deep with some HUGE love for Busta, Del the Funky Homosapien, EPMD and hidden gems from Biggie 👀   Alien playlist in full: https://www.crate808.com/alien-playlist Our 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (00:00) Puff Daddy - All About the Benjamins (16:47) EPMD - Da Joint (27:38) Def Squad - Y’all Niggas Ain’t Ready (34:22) The Notorious B.I.G., Coolio, Big Mike, Buckshot, Redman, Ill Al Skratch, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and Busta Rhymes - Points (38:09) Busta - Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check (46:00) Del the Funky Homosapien - Thank Youse (57:52) Ultramagnetic MCs - Bring it Down to Earth (1:15:00) Geto Boys - Mind Playing Tricks on Me (1:17:06) Group Home - Living’ Proof (1:26:09) Digable Planets - Rebirth of Slick Cool Like Dat (1:27:42)   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
6/26/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 23 seconds
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Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘All Caps’ (Patreon Clip)

Full episode: https://bit.ly/3GDzp7X   Time to dip into that monumental MF DOOM catalogue, with a look at his classic cut with Madlib - All Caps (off of the classic Madvillainy album) 🔥 Ray Ridge breaks down why this song means so much to him…and take the How Deep is Your Love test 👀   Subscribe to the Patreon, which is STACKED with DOOM, Dilla and Wu-Tang content, as well as Hidden Gem album reviews from the 90s, and help support the show ➡️ https://www.patreon.com/crate808   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com  
5/29/202316 minutes, 17 seconds
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Masta Ace’s 3-Album Run w/ Masta Ace | Ep. 154

Yo yo yo, you braniac dumb-dumbs, bust the scientifical, approach to the course and the force is sen-trif-i-cal! Yes people, today we’re talking about a man who flows with the greatest ease, who never did care about the haters, please - rap legend Masta Ace is in the hot seat once again to talk about his incredible 1990s output of ‘SlaughtaHouse’ (1993), ‘Sittin’ On Chrome’ (1995) and ‘Disposable Arts’ (2001) 🔥   Do check out our big 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs And our review of ‘SlaughtaHouse’: https://bit.ly/3KuRftm   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (01:39) Why ‘Disposable Arts’ means the most (02:40) Breaking down ‘SlaughtaHouse’ (1993) + dealing with label rejection (07:30) Why he loves ‘The Mad Wunz’ (19:05) How Dr. Dre influenced his sound + Ace’s influence on Eminem (23:40) Story behind ‘Jack B. Nimble’ + impact on Just Blaze (27:30) Breaking down ’Style Wars’ + working with DJ Premier on ‘Saturday Nite Live’ + ‘Late Model Sedan’ (32:00) Breaking down ‘Sittin’ On Chrome’ amid east vs. west conflict (40:20) Behind the concept of the album + dumbing down his lyrics (47:44) Thoughts on ‘Freestyle?’ + ‘4 Da Mind’ + ‘Eastbound’ + ‘What’s Going On’ (50:48) Build up to ‘Disposable Arts’ (1:00:00) Impact of ‘Disposable Arts’,  behind the album artwork + title (1:08:37) Paul Barman’s skits + concept behind the album (1:14:50) Why he loves ‘Take a Walk’ + ‘Alphabet Soup’ + ‘Unfriendly Game’ + working with Greg Nice + almost working with Eminem (1:22:20) Breaking down ‘Block Episode’ (1:29:55) Working with Jean Grey (1:32:33) Legacy of this album run (1:36:04) Last great music he heard (1:38:20)   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
5/1/20231 hour, 42 minutes, 12 seconds
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Pan Amsterdam talks Kool Keith, Iggy Pop, ODB, Juvenile + 'Atlanta’ | Ep. 154

One our favourite artists out there right now, Pan Amsterdam, jumps in the hot seat to talk...   🐝 Breaking down ODB’s genius 🔥 How Juvenile compares to Louis Armstrong 👽 Love for Kool Keith 💪 Working with Kanye, Mos Def and more 💥 Competing with Beyoncé, Robert Glapser in his youth 🦆 ‘EAT’ and working with Damu the Fudgemunk 🐐 Iggy Pop discovering Pan Amsterdam + hanging with Henry Rollins, Open Mike Eagle 🍿 Why the FX show ‘Atlanta’ is genius   Do check out our big 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔    Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (02:30) Love for Kool Keith (03:30) Talking jazz compared to hip hop (06:23) Working with Kanye, Mos Def and more (11:30) Competing with Beyoncé and Robert Glapser in his youth (17:00) Behind the name ‘Pan Amsterdam’ (23:40) Speaking on ‘EAT’ and Damu the Fudgemunk (26:40) Iggy Pop discovering Pan Amsterdam + hanging with Henry Rollins, Open Mike Eagle (30:40) Comparing punk to rap + Sleaford Mods (39:45) Love for the FX show ‘Atlanta’ (47:00) Love for Juvenile + Cash Money (50:00) Why he wants an 8-hour doc on Whodini (1:08:00) Big love for ODB’s ‘Dog S**t’ (1:12:30)   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com   #PanAmsterdam #UndergroundRap #UndergroundHipHop 
4/24/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 4 seconds
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J Dilla’s ‘Show Me What You Got’ w/ Busta Rhymes Track Review (Patreon Clip)

FULL EPISODE: https://www.patreon.com/posts/bonus-episode-i-79959923   Ray Ridge jumps into his 'Why I Love' series debut with both feet, as we talk about Dilla’s STELLAR work on Busta Rhymes’ Show Me What You Got song, off his Anarchy album in 2000 🔥   More Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔    🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
4/15/20239 minutes, 47 seconds
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Top 5 2Pac Songs | Ep. 153

Strap in because this one is a big one - we breakdown our Top 5 2Pac songs and dive into what he means to us and hip hop at large, with special guest Robert Kuehl from the Next Movement Podcast. A bit of a love letter to Kam’s first true hip hop obsession, so enjoy 🍿   Do check out our big 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔    Show Notes Krazy (20:50) Ambitionz as a Ridah (25:24) Blasphemy (30:19) All Eyez on Me (36:29) Pour Out a Little Liquor (40:57) Holler If Ya Hear Me (47:33) Keep Ya Head Up (54:27) Can’t C Me (1:02:52) No More Pain (1:11:38) Dear Mama (1:16:45) California Love (1:24:02) Hit Em Up (1:36:33) So Many Tears (1:45:13) Got My Mind Made Up (1:55:49) If I Die 2Nite (2:01:38) Only God Can Judge Me (2:05:25) Me and My Girlfriend (2:09:01) Violent (2:12:32) R U Still Down (2:17:12) Better Dayz (2:20:16)   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
3/25/20232 hours, 39 minutes, 4 seconds
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'Scream 6' Horror Film Review w/ Myke C-Town, Alaska Atoms | Ep. 152

Yes yes, it’s time for more Hip Hop Heads Talk Horror fun 🔪 We dip into one of the biggest horror releases of 2023, Scream 6. Joining us for this deep dive are Myke-C Town (Dead End Hip Hop) and Alaska Atoms (Call Out Culture).   Do check out our big 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔    🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
3/20/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 15 seconds
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Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ Album Review (Patreon Clip)

FULL EPISODE: https://www.patreon.com/posts/bonus-episode-4-77910649    We kick off our next Wu-Chronicles series, dipping into Raekwon the Chef’s solo album run! And first up is a bonafide classic record, all the way back from 1995 - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...   This may be one of the funnest rap chats I’ve ever had, as we bring on board some of the best voices in hip hop to chat about OB4CL: Zilla Rocca, Curly Castro, MidaZ the Beast 💥 Tap in 📲   Our 3-Album Run series ft. Wu-Tang Clan’s Album Run: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   More Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔    🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
3/15/202322 minutes, 27 seconds
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Wu-Tang Clan’s 3-Album Run w/ GENG PTP | Ep. 151

This week we drop our takes on a truly gargantuan musical moment - the first three records from the Wu-Tang Clan 😱 Special guest GENG PTP joins us to break down Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993), Wu-Tang Forever (1997) and The W (2000).   And we’re joined by an arsenal of amazing voices in the rap podcast universe - you’ll not only hear takes from Wu members, but also John Morrison, Zilla Rocca, Curly Castro, MidaZ the Beast, Nate LeBlanc and the Weird Rap crew 🔥    Our 3-Album Run series in full: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs Wu-Tang YouTube version: https://youtu.be/YpCswsyX1wM   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔    Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (03:40) Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers (04:58) RZA on using Kung Fu skits (10:40) Mystery of the Wu ft. Curly Castro, Zilla Rocca + MidaZ the Beast (16:24-22:30 Akala on Wu lyrics + MCing on 36 Chambers (22:47) John Morrison on The Wu + Impact of 36 Chambers (27:40) How Wu birthed a whole genre of rap (34:15) An ode to ODB (48:43) How Wu helped grow the culture and become timeless (53:05) Hidden Gems: Skits (58:28) Nate LeBlanc on The Wu (1:01:40) C.R.E.A.M. + 7th Chamber + Clan in Da Front + Protect Your Neck (1:03:51) Wu-Tang Forever (1:12:35) Hype before Wu-Tang Forever (1:18:35) Wu-Tang disagreements (1:24:28) Hearing Forever for the first time (1:28:20) Why Raekwon + Ghostface body Triumph (1:35:40) The sound of Wu-Tang Forever (1:39:00) 5-Mic Moment: As High As Wu-Tang Get + sequencing + The Projects (1:51:20) Ghostface Killah on Impossible (1:57:25) Weird Rap on The Wu (1:58:19) RZA letting go of the reins (1:59:50) The W (2:01:40) 5-Mic Moment: Careful (Click, Click) + Hollow Bones (2:06:14) Wu-Tang Clan’s legacy (2:16:20)   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
3/6/20232 hours, 27 minutes, 37 seconds
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DJ Quik’s 3-Album Run w/ Max Bell | Ep. 150

We return with our series looking at the most historic three-album runs in hip hop, and this one is BIG. We bring on writer Max Bell to break down the incredible slate of records from the one and only DJ Quik - Quik Is the Name (1991), Way 2 Fonky (1992), Safe + Sound (1995), as well as Rhythm-al-ism (1998).   You’ll hear from a dope spectrum of rap voices, including Jeff Weiss, Dart Adams, Pete Tosiello, Nate Le Blanc and the Weird Rap collective. 💥   Our 3-Album Run series in full: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs DJ Quick YouTube version: https://youtu.be/zTEu0an9UMw   100 Rap Songs You’d Play to an Alien: https://www.crate808.com/alien-playlist   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔    Show Notes Why Max loves this album run (4:30) Quik on his music going over peoples heads (7:40) Quik on growing up (10:00) Max breaks down importance of Zapp (11:20) Quik is the Name (15:55) Jeff Weiss on Dre and Quik (18:30) Breaking down Tonite (23:55) Why is Quik so unsung? (28:12) Nate Le Blanc on Quik (36:35) Breaking down Quik’s Groove (45:00) Pete Tosiello on Quik (51.20) Way 2 Fonky (52:47) Dart Adams on Quik (1:04:50) Safe + Sound (1:09:18) Breaking down Dollaz and Sense (1:18:30) Weird Rap on Quik (1:39:10) Thoughts on Quik’s legacy (1:44:50)   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive Episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ album review https://bit.ly/41ftVbs 💎 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
2/17/20231 hour, 57 minutes, 28 seconds
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Top 5 Notorious B.I.G. Songs | Ep. 149

‘It was all a dream…’ 💭 We kick off 2023 with a BIG one, as we list our top songs by Biggie Smalls…and figure which one we’d play to an alien to teach it hip hop. It got hectic, and we REALLY got into Frank White’s catalogue with Dan O from Freemusic Empire and Jon Bass from Notorious P.O.D. 👑   100 Rap Songs You’d Play to an Alien: https://www.crate808.com/alien-playlist   All our favourite bangers of 2022 can be found on our regularly updated Spotify playlist: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj    Our 3-Album Run series in full: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔    Show Notes Criteria (14:27) Gimme the Loot (23:05) Ten Crack Commandments (28:42) One More Chance (Remix) (37:16) You're Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You) (39:13) Warning (48:12) Hypnotize (59:06) Who Shot Ya? (1:06:40) Unbelievable (1:15:52) Juicy (1:23:07) Kick in the Door (1:36:18) Niggas Bleed (1:46:06) Suicidal Thoughts (1:57:15) I Got a Story to Tell (2:04:31) Biggie: What If… (2:14:38)   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 ‘The Big Doe Rehab’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3skJDST 💰 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 'Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City' review https://bit.ly/3kfhIiv 💎 ‘Apollo Kids’ review https://bit.ly/3wKKxcA 🚀 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review: https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨 12 Reasons to Die review: https://bit.ly/3yoGNOI 🔪   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
1/22/20232 hours, 30 minutes, 5 seconds
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ODB's 'Return to the 36 Chambers' Album Review w/Beezy (Dead End Hip Hop) (Patreon Clip)

Full episode: https://bit.ly/3Vfog1E    Today we’re talking about Russel Tyrone Jones aka Big Baby Jesus aka Osiris the Father aka Freeloading Rusty aka The Drunken Master aka Ason Unique aka Blunted Sultan aka Dirt McGirt aka The Professor aka The Bza aka The Beatbox Specialist aka Joe Bananas…AKA THE OL' DIRTY BASTARD!   Yes, we've finished off our Ghostface series, now it's time to move into another Wu member's catalogue, and we kick off with ODB’s debut solo album, 'Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version' from 1995 on Elektra records.   And with us, we have have none other than Dead End Hip Hop’s very own Beezy in the house! This one is FUN, so enjoy and please help support the show.  👐   Also, we’d LOVE it if you could please ‘like’ this episode and subscribe to our YouTube channel aaaaaaaand please rate and review on Apple and Spotify (plus one more Kam Commandment: Please help us grow by recommending the show to your friends and loved ones!) Phew, sorry for the long housekeeping, but it really does all make a huge difference. Peeeeeace!
1/8/202313 minutes, 1 second
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Albums of the Year + MVP, Verse, Songs, Artwork of 2022 | Ep. 148

It’s the end of the year and we’re breaking down a STELLAR 2022 with Yemi Abiade (Rhymes Like Dimes podcast) - we hit up our annual categories of top albums and songs, as well as our favourite features, verse and artwork. Oh, we also name our MVP of the year too! 👑   YouTube: https://youtu.be/8I10ZcNQ0E4   All our favourite bangers of 2022 can be found on our regularly updated Spotify playlist: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj    Our 3-Album Run series in full: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔    Show Notes Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers - Kendrick Lamar (13:59) Still Champion - Homeboy Sandman (30:06) Iconicy - MINIKINGZ (34:45) Man Plays the Horn - Cities Aviv (40:37) Cheat Codes - Black Thought + Danger Mouse (47:47) Elephant Man's Bones - Roc Marciano + The Alchemist (57:44) Reason To Smile - Kojey Radical (1:08:31) Acres of Diamonds - Ill Conscious x Mute Won (1:13:31) Alpha Place - Knucks (1:28:17) Breakfast in Hradec - CRIMEAPPLE (1:34:49) Aethiopes - Billy Woods + Preservation (1:40:34) Magic - Nas (1:52:52) King of Gods. No Second - Apathy (2:01:19) Slow Burn Album of the Year (2:10:36) Feature + Verse of the Year (2:12:41) Album Artwork of the Year (2:29:09) Bangers of the Year (2:34:09) Best Hip Hop Moments of the Year (2:41:30) Collabs We Need In 2023 (2:45:37) Projects That Changed Our Mind (2:49:21) Best Album You'll Never Play Again (2:50:43) MVP of the Near 2022 (2:53:58)   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 ‘The Big Doe Rehab’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3skJDST 💰 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 'Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City' review https://bit.ly/3kfhIiv 💎 ‘Apollo Kids’ review https://bit.ly/3wKKxcA 🚀 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review: https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨 12 Reasons to Die review: https://bit.ly/3yoGNOI 🔪   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Crate 808 Bangers: https://spoti.fi/3WjrSAj Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
1/2/20232 hours, 59 minutes, 34 seconds
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Best Horror Films of 2022 (Hip Hop Heads Talking Horror) | Ep. 147

Yo yo yo, I know we're a hip hop podcast, but as some of you know, we've been dipping into our love of horror films with fellow rap nerds on the show...and we combined for an end of year special.   We're joined by Dead End Hip Hop's Myke-C Town, Call Out Culture's Alaska Atoms and journalist Thomas Hobbs for a rundown of our top picks.   YouTube: https://youtu.be/Af1I1HHf_EI   Our 3-Album Run series in full: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔    Show Notes Thoughts on Horror in 2022 (01:07) Satan's Slaves 2: Communion (11:32) Texas Chainsaw Massacre (16:34) No Exit + Fresh + Prey (18:32) Watcher + The Innocents + Nope + We're All Going to the World’s Fair (20:00) Terrifier 2 (31:09) Scream 5 (46:45) Halloween Ends (48:43) Pearl + X (56:44) Barbarian (1:01:51) Sissy + Bodies Bodies Bodies (1:17:18) Piggy + All My Friends Hate Me + Speak No Evil + Fall + Bloody Hell  (1:21:42)   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 ‘The Big Doe Rehab’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3skJDST 💰 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 'Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City' review https://bit.ly/3kfhIiv 💎 ‘Apollo Kids’ review https://bit.ly/3wKKxcA 🚀 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review: https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨 12 Reasons to Die review: https://bit.ly/3yoGNOI 🔪   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
12/17/20221 hour, 56 minutes, 4 seconds
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Nas’ ‘King’s Disease 3’ Album Review + Ranking His Discography | Ep. 146

One of the GOATs of hip hop blessed us with another project with Hit-Boy…and it’s one of the year’s best. We dig into the stand out cuts and breakdown where this album stands in his all-time discography.   Our 3-Album Run series in full: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔    Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (02:30) Talking about White Men Can’t Jump (11:55) King’s Disease album review (20:15)   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 ‘The Big Doe Rehab’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3skJDST 💰 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 'Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City' review https://bit.ly/3kfhIiv 💎 ‘Apollo Kids’ review https://bit.ly/3wKKxcA 🚀 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review: https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨 12 Reasons to Die review: https://bit.ly/3yoGNOI 🔪   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
12/6/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 15 seconds
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Top 5 Hip Hop Films ft. House Party, Friday, La Haine, Belly + More | Ep. 145

This week we’re joined by stellar guests GENG PTP aka King Vision Ultra and Yemi Abiade (from the Rhymes Like Dimes podcast) to discuss our Top 5 Hip Hop Films 🍿 This one is a mammoth episode, so enjoy digging in!   Our 3-Album Run series in full: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔    Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (08:05) Straight Outta Compton (14:06) Fresh (26:01) House Party (35:13) Belly (50:09) Who’s The Man? (1:08:04) La Haine (1:19:17) Friday (1:36:19) Ghost Dog (1:49:217) Menace to Society (1:58:10) CB4 (2:11:24) King of New York (2:22:45) Do the Right Thing (2:34:54) Slam (2:52:15) Honourable Mentions (3:04:53)   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 ‘The Big Doe Rehab’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3skJDST 💰 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 'Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City' review https://bit.ly/3kfhIiv 💎 ‘Apollo Kids’ review https://bit.ly/3wKKxcA 🚀 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review: https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨 12 Reasons to Die review: https://bit.ly/3yoGNOI 🔪   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
11/20/20223 hours, 22 minutes, 49 seconds
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Top 36 Ghostface Killah Songs Ranked (Patreon Clip)

Full THREE HOUR episode 🍿 👉 https://bit.ly/3s98hoE   The Ghostface Killah Avengers assemble as SonRaw, MidaZ the Beast and Alaska Atoms join us for this marathon Patreon episode - I'm still tired from compiling this episode together, so I really hope you heads enjoy it!    🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 ‘The Big Doe Rehab’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3skJDST 💰 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 'Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City' review https://bit.ly/3kfhIiv 💎 ‘Apollo Kids’ review https://bit.ly/3wKKxcA 🚀 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review: https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨 12 Reasons to Die review: https://bit.ly/3yoGNOI 🔪   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
11/6/202233 minutes, 43 seconds
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Black Thought, Roc Marciano, JID, Mach Hommy + More Reviews | Ep. 144

This week we’re joined by our patrons on our monthly livestream to talk Jay-Z’s verse on ‘God Did’, Your Old Droog’s EPs, OK Nice’s ‘Have You Tried Being Happy’, Roc Marciano + The Alchemist’s ‘Elephant Man’s Bones’, Pan Amsterdam + Damu the Fudgemunk’s ‘EAT’, Black Thought + Dangermouse’s ‘Cheat Codes’, Mach Hommy + Tha God Fahim’s ‘Dollar Menu 4’ and JID’s ‘The Forever Story’.   Our 3-Album Run series in full: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔    Show Notes Fun fact: Bob Dylan’s son directed How High (07:50) Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? Friends vs. Seinfeld (10:40) Jay-Z’s verse on ‘God Did’ (22:30) Your Old Droog’s EPs + Verse of Year Contender on ‘Unknown Comic’ (26:15) OK Nice’s ‘Have You Tried Being Happy’ (34:28) Roc Marciano + The Alchemist’s ‘Elephant Man’s Bones’ + Heat and film chat (39:20) Pan Amsterdam + Damu the Fudgemunk’s ‘EAT’ (53:30) The Siversmiths’ ‘The Beat Shall Inherit the Verse’ (1:02:30) Black Thought + Dangermouse’s ‘Cheat Codes’ (1:10:00) Mach Hommy + Tha God Fahim’s ‘Dollar Menu 4’ (1:17:12) JID’s ‘The Forever Story’ (1:20:20)   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Ranking the top 36 Ghostface Killah songs https://bit.ly/3s98hoE 👻 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 ‘The Big Doe Rehab’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3skJDST 💰 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 'Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City' review https://bit.ly/3kfhIiv 💎 ‘Apollo Kids’ review https://bit.ly/3wKKxcA 🚀 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review: https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 💨 12 Reasons to Die review: https://bit.ly/3yoGNOI 🔪   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
10/22/20221 hour, 38 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Roots’ 3-Album Run w/ Beezy (Dead End Hip Hop) | Ep. 143

This week is special, as we dive into the work of one of rap’s greatest groups - The Roots. We’re joined by Dead End Hip Hop’s Roots super fan, Beezy, to talk about their incredible three album run…   1995’s Do You Want More?!!!??!, Illadelph Halflife from 1996, and Things Fall Apart - their 1999 classic.   Throughout this journey you’ll hear from the group and their fans, with dope contributions from Dart Adams, John Morrison, Zilla Rocca, Nate LeBlanc, Vice Beats, Weird Rap and The Next Movement Podcast.   Our 3-Album Run series in full: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔    Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (03:40) Why Beezy picked this run (06:33) Questlove on meeting Thought (09:05) Do You Want More: Hidden Gems and 5-Mic Moments (12:45) John Morrison on The Roots (14:43) Black Thought and Questlove on being a hip hop band (23:40) Biggie loved Silent Treatment (33:40) Nate LeBlanc (Dad Bod Rap Pod) on The Roots (43:19) Illadelph Halflife: Hidden Gems and 5-Mic Moments (46:00) Dart Adams on The Roots (54:05) Things Fall Apart: Hidden Gems and 5-Mic Moments (1:05:29) Vice Beats on The Roots (1:14:10) Weird Rap crew on The Roots (1:31:25) Zilla Rocca on The Roots (1:41:05) The Next Movement Podcast (1:48:40)   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 ‘The Big Doe Rehab’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3skJDST 💰 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 'Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City' review https://bit.ly/3kfhIiv 💎 ‘Apollo Kids’ review https://bit.ly/3wKKxcA 🚀 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review: https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 12 Reasons to Die review: https://bit.ly/3yoGNOI   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
10/7/20222 hours, 2 minutes, 20 seconds
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90s Rap Classics for an Alien ft. Redman, Kool Keith, Lil Kim, Luniz + More | Ep. 142

Yes people, here’s out Patreon live stream from Aug 2022, talking about which 90s rap songs we’d play to an alien to define hip hop. 👽   Alien playlist in full: https://www.crate808.com/alien-playlist   Our 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔     Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (04:30) Redman (13:07) Lil Kim (20:58) Kool Keith (31:30) Fat Joe (37:31) Jurassic 5 (39:29) Luniz (42:40) Beatnuts (48:08) Black Sheep (50:52) Black Moon (53:46) LL Cool J (1:00:15) Kurupt (1:03:06)   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 ‘The Big Doe Rehab’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3skJDST 💰 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 'Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City' review https://bit.ly/3kfhIiv 💎 ‘Apollo Kids’ review https://bit.ly/3wKKxcA 🚀 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review: https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 12 Reasons to Die review: https://bit.ly/3yoGNOI   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
9/26/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 7 seconds
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Most Slept-On 90s Album? Showbiz & AG's 'Runaway Slave' Review (Patreon Clip)

We celebrate 30 years of a bonafide hidden gem hip hop album - 1992's 'Runaway Slave', the debut album from Showbiz & A.G. 🔥   D.I.T.C. heads are going to enjoy this one, so subscribe to our Patreon for the full episode: https://bit.ly/3erHdNW   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
9/12/202215 minutes, 20 seconds
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Geto Boys’ ‘The Resurrection’ Album Review w/ Fatboi Sharif  | Ep. 141

This week we dive into a bonafide rap classic - 1996’s ‘The Resurrection’ by Geto Boys! And joining us in the hot seat is a man on fire right now, and one of our favourite hip hop artists out there - Fatboi Sharif 🔥   Our 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔     Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (02:04) Why this album should be in Crate 808 (03:00) How Geto Boys were ahead of their time with ‘I Just Wanna Die’ (07:53) Differing messages: Willie D on ’Ns and Flies’ + ‘First Light of the Day’ (11:40) The complicated connotations and reduction of gangsta rap + Tupac energy on this album (12:15) Talking Black nihilism in hip hop (19:12) What does each member bring to the group? (23:12) Scarface’s numerous 5-Mic Moments on this record (26:13) Thoughts on ‘Still’ and using it in Office Space (33:26) 5-Mic Moment: ‘The World is a Ghetto’ (37:55) Hidden Gem: ‘Time Taker’ + ‘Open Minded’ causing Fatboi Sharif to have car accident (43:10)   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 ‘The Big Doe Rehab’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3skJDST 💰 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 'Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City' review https://bit.ly/3kfhIiv 💎 ‘Apollo Kids’ review https://bit.ly/3wKKxcA 🚀 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review: https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 12 Reasons to Die review: https://bit.ly/3yoGNOI   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
9/3/20221 hour, 1 minute, 13 seconds
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90s Rap Classics for an Alien ft. The Roots, Goodie Mob, Warren G, The Lox | Ep. 140

Yes people, here’s out Patreon live stream from May 2022, talking about which 90s rap songs we’d play to an alien to define hip hop. 👽   Alien playlist in full: https://www.crate808.com/alien-playlist   Our 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔    Show Notes Ray Song: Do What They Do by The Roots (03:18) Kam Song: Regulate by Warren G ft. Nate Dogg (08:24) Ray Song: Guerillas in tha Mist by Da Lench Mob (22:00) Kam Song: Cell Therapy by Goodie Mob (31:47) Ray Song: Money, Power, Respect by The Lox ft. Lil Kim, DMX (40:07) Kam Song: How I Could Just Kill a Man by Cypress Hill (45:16)   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 ‘The Big Doe Rehab’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3skJDST 💰 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 'Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City' review https://bit.ly/3kfhIiv 💎 ‘Apollo Kids’ review https://bit.ly/3wKKxcA 🚀 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review: https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 12 Reasons to Die review: https://bit.ly/3yoGNOI   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
8/14/20221 hour, 57 seconds
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Best Horror Movies 2022 So Far ft. X, Scream 5, Bull (Hip Hop Heads Talk Horror) | Ep. 139

Welcome to another edition of Hip Hop Heads Talk Horror, where we’re joined by Alaska Atoms (Call Out Culture) and Myke C-Town (Dead End Hip Hop) to run down our favourite horror films of the year so far.   YouTube: https://youtu.be/0o3U19YeQwM   Our 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔    Show Notes The Sadness (03:38) Fresh (10:47) Scream 5 (15:10) X (28:05) The Black Phone (37:05) Bull (45:36) The Innocents (51:45) Mad God (54:24) MEN (58:30) Hellbender (1:03:08)   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 ‘The Big Doe Rehab’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3skJDST 💰 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 'Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City' review https://bit.ly/3kfhIiv 💎 ‘Apollo Kids’ review https://bit.ly/3wKKxcA 🚀 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review: https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 12 Reasons to Die review: https://bit.ly/3yoGNOI   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
8/4/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ghostface Killah vs. Raekwon + GOAT Ghostface Lyric (Patreon Clip)

Get ready for possibly our best GFK episode yet 😱   We reviewed his '12 Reasons to Die' album with Florida-based master wordsmith and rapper, MidaZ the Beast and it became a full on Ghostface seminar 🤣 We talked our favourite albums, his career trajectory, best lines...and why MidaZ thinks Raekown is better 👀   Enjoy and drop us thoughts too 🤙 Full episode: https://www.patreon.com/posts/68237774 🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 ‘The Big Doe Rehab’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3skJDST 💰 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 'Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City' review https://bit.ly/3kfhIiv 💎 ‘Apollo Kids’ review https://bit.ly/3wKKxcA 🚀 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review: https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 12 Reasons to Die review: https://bit.ly/3yoGNOI   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
7/27/202220 minutes, 13 seconds
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Top Rap Songs + MVP of 2022 So Far ft. Best Verses, Artwork, Features | Ep. 138

Here’s our second part of our 2022 hip hop summary (so far), including a vast array of subjects touching on Conway the Machine, Benny the Butcher, Canibus, Kendrick Lamar, Nas and MUCH more!   Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours + honourable mention rap albums of the year + what went wrong with Canibus? (06:00) Ray Ridge enters (10:00) Rap songs of the year ft. Denzel Curry, Quelle Chris, Pan Amsterdam, Action Bronson + more (34:34) Verse of the Year ft. Slick Rick, Conway the Machine, Billy Woods + J. Cole (45:30) RIP Sidhu Moose Wala (1:04:25) MVP of the Year ft. Kendrick Lamar, Louis Theroux (1:07:13) Feature of the Year ft. Roc Marciano, Mr. MFN eXquire (1:18:20) Best album artwork + best rap moments (1:37:55)   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 ‘The Big Doe Rehab’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3skJDST 💰 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 'Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City' review https://bit.ly/3kfhIiv 💎 ‘Apollo Kids’ review https://bit.ly/3wKKxcA 🚀 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review: https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 12 Reasons to Die review: https://bit.ly/3yoGNOI    Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
7/18/20222 hours, 5 minutes, 38 seconds
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Best Hip Hop Albums of 2022 So Far ft. Kendrick Lamar, Billy Woods, Pusha T + More | Ep. 137

Yes people, it’s about that time again - we bring our top five rap records of 2022 so far, with plenty of arguments and hip hop love all at the same time!   Our 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔  Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (03:30) Bushido Code - Prop Dylan (10:18) Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers - Kendrick Lamar (25:25) Ramona Park Broke My Heart - Vince Staples (40:15) Soul Surgery - OGknownforsmoking (46:25) Metatron's Cube - AJ Suede + Televangel (53:30) Continuance - Curren$y + The Alchemist (1:04:52) Raja's Sun - Iblss (1:14:03) Start 2 Finish - Paul Wall + Termanology (1:23:13) Man Plays the Horn - Cities Aviv (1:29:35) It's Almost Dry - Pusha T (1:33:05) Meth Lab 3 - Method Man (1:40:08) The Vinyl Days - Logic (1:43:24) Aethiopes - Billy Woods + Preservation (1:52:45)   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 ‘The Big Doe Rehab’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3skJDST 💰 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 'Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City' review https://bit.ly/3kfhIiv 💎 ‘Apollo Kids’ review https://bit.ly/3wKKxcA 🚀 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥 Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review: https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9 12 Reasons to Die review: https://bit.ly/3yoGNOI    Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
7/10/20222 hours, 11 minutes, 25 seconds
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Black Star’s ‘No Fear of Time’ Album Review | Ep. 136

Today we’re reviewing the return of one the dopest hip hop groups ever - Black Star. Podcaster extraordinaire, Rohan (The Rap Music Plug Podcast) and writer/producer SonRaw chop it up with Kam over the group's 2022 comeback work with Madlib.   YouTube Version 📺 https://youtu.be/rpUXqnbgUd8   Our 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔    Also, Crate 808 comes to you with support from Manscaped. Get 20% off @manscaped + free shipping with promo code CRATE808 at MANSCAPED.com! Thanks to Manscaped for the free product! Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (00:55) Thoughts going into this album (02:30) Is this fan service more than an artistic statement? (09:50) Are the themes ‘painted on’? (13:30) Manscaped sponsor (16:42) Are Black Star used to the independent grind? (19:21) Thoughts on the recycling of beats and verses? (26:15) Most Rewindable Moments (41:35) What is special about Madlib? (47:30) Big Talib bars on this album (54:55) Favourite Mos Def moments including The Woodsman and Talladega Nights (1:03:46)   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 ‘The Big Doe Rehab’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3skJDST 💰 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 'Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City' review https://bit.ly/3kfhIiv 💎 ‘Apollo Kids’ review https://bit.ly/3wKKxcA 🚀 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
6/27/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 12 seconds
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Nas’ ‘It Was Written’ Album Review w/ Lukah | Ep. 135

This week we bring on one of our favourite new artists to talk about one of our favourite albums ever! Memphis rapper, Lukah, talks Nas’ classic second album from 1996 - It Was Written. What a time to be alive.   YouTube Version 📺 https://youtu.be/EwpONeu5Ktc   Our 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔    Also, Crate 808 comes to you with support from Manscaped. Get 20% off @manscaped + free shipping with promo code CRATE808 at MANSCAPED.com! Thanks to Manscaped for the free product! Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (01:30) Why he picked this Nas album (03:30) 5-Mic Moments on this album: ‘I Gave You Power’ and ‘Watch Dem’ (16:50) Big love for The Message (24:45) Ranking Nas albums + hidden gems on this record (36:00) How Nas’ third verses are fire (47:20) Luka breaks down his stellar music and Cities Aviv (50:30)   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 ‘The Big Doe Rehab’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3skJDST 💰 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 'Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City' review https://bit.ly/3kfhIiv 💎 ‘Apollo Kids’ review https://bit.ly/3wKKxcA 🚀 Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
6/21/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 16 seconds
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LL Cool J's 3-Album Run w/ Slug from Atmosphere | Ep. 134

Who's ready to talk LL Cool J with no other than Slug from Atmosphere?! We dive into his epic albums - Radio (1985), BAD: Bigger And Deffer (1987) and Walking with a Panther (1989) 🔥   You’ll hear some gems dropped from Eminem and LL himself, as well as contributions from…   Nate LeBlanc (Dad Bod Rap Pod): https://dadbodrappod.com Dan O (Freemusic Empire): https://freemusicempire.com Weird Rap: https://weirdrap.com   YouTube Version 📺 https://bit.ly/37hS7lK   Full 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔    Also, Crate 808 comes to you with support from Manscaped. Get 20% off @manscaped + free shipping with promo code CRATE808 at MANSCAPED.com! Thanks to Manscaped for the free product! Show Notes: Manscaped sponsor (00:00) Why Slug chose LL’s run (08:20) How Beastie Boys discovered LL Cool J (10:35) How LL made Run-DMC sound old in a flash (12:08) LL’s first interview (14:38) Digging into the album ‘Radio’ (15:25) Eminem on loving LL Cool J (24:46) Breaking down Rick Rubin’s genius and how this run is similar to Nirvana’s (27:37) Why LL IS hip hop, by Nate LeBlanc (Dad Bod Rap Pod) (36:17) ‘Bigger And Deffer’ (BAD) (40:20) Freemusic Empire on why LL is a cheatcode maniac (50:00) Was LL the King of New York in 1987? (58:40) ‘Walking With a Panther’ and LL disappointing his fans (1:06:08) Why Slug loves ‘You’re My Heart’ (1:17:27) Weird Rap Podcast crew breaks down LL and ‘Walking With a Panther’ (1:20:35) Breaking down the ‘Panther’ album art (1:24:40) Is LL Cool J the hip hop GOAT? (1:32:00)   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 ‘The Big Doe Rehab’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3skJDST 💰 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 'Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City' review https://bit.ly/3kfhIiv 💎 ‘Apollo Kids’ review https://bit.ly/3wKKxcA 🚀   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
6/11/20221 hour, 42 minutes, 42 seconds
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90s Classics for an Alien ft. Biggie, Nas, Outkast, ODB + More | Ep. 133

Yes people, we’re playing catch up a bit - here’s our marathon live show from April 2022, where we build our ‘100 ‘90s Rap Songs to Play to an Alien’ playlist. And boy did it get heated!   Alien playlist in full: https://www.crate808.com/alien-playlist   Also, Crate 808 comes to you with support from Manscaped. Get 20% off @manscaped + free shipping with promo code CRATE808 at MANSCAPED.com! Thanks to Manscaped for the free product! #ad #manscapedpod #sponsored   YouTube Version 📺 https://youtu.be/zHOWDIkMfCQ   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔  Show Notes: Manscaped Sponsor (00:00) Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (07:10) Nas’ ‘Nas is Like’ (16:55) Notorious B.I.G.’s ’N****s Bleed’ (27:08) OC’s ‘Time’s Up’ (35:26) Naughty by Nature’s ‘O.P.P.’ (39:32) ODB’s ’Shimmy Shimmy Ya’ (45:10) Black Star’s ‘Definition’ (53:14) Outkast’s ‘Elevators’ (57:50) Onyx ‘Throw Ya Gunz’ (01:03:20) Missy Elliott’s ‘The Rain (Suga Dupa Fly)’ (01:09:50) KRS-One’s ‘A Friend’ (01:18:27) UGK’s ‘Murder’ (1:22:07) Das EFX’s ‘Real Hip Hop’ (1:30:10)   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Other Patreon exclusive episodes include…   Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 ‘The Big Doe Rehab’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3skJDST 💰 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 'Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City' review https://bit.ly/3kfhIiv 💎 ‘Apollo Kids’ review  https://bit.ly/3wKKxcA ⭐️   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
5/30/20221 hour, 47 minutes, 44 seconds
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Kendrick Lamar - ‘Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers’ Album Review | Ep. 132

Yo yo yo, we’re back on it with a BANG this week - yes, we dig into the return of Kendrick Lamar 😱 And joining us for this album review, we have Dylan Green aka Cinemasai from the Reel Notes podcast, and Luke Bailey from the Fly Fidelity podcast…it’s gonna be deeeeeep 🍿 But what did you think to ‘Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers’? Hit us up in the comments and/or on socials, so we can get this conversation going.   Also, Crate 808 comes to you with support from Manscaped. Get 20% off @manscaped + free shipping with promo code CRATE808 at MANSCAPED.com! Thanks to Manscaped for the free product! #ad #manscapedpod #sponsored   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔  Show Notes: Initial thoughts on the album (00:00) Dylan compares Kendrick to Thanos (10:40) Is this Kendrick’s ’Yeezus’? (18:20) Kendrick’s approach to cancel culture and Kodak Black (20:35) How this album has an Eminem energy (26:00) How Kendrick is too big to fail (32:50) Breaking down ‘Auntie Diaries’ (34:35) Thoughts on production on this album + how ‘Worldwide Steppers’ has MF DOOM, Kool Keith vibes (40:49) Thoughts on ‘Mother I Sober’ (48:13) ‘Silent Hill’ sampling silencers?! (50:08) Why ‘Father Time’ is amazing (52:00) ‘We Cry Together’ - thoughts? (55:20) ’N95’ and other bonafide bangers on this record (1:00:10) Talking Ghostface Killah’s feature (1:09:47) Love for ‘Mr. Morale’ (1:12:48) Where does Kendrick go from here? Comparing to Aceyalone, Armand Hammer, Ka, Masta Ace (1:15:07)   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Other Patreon exclusive episodes include…   Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 ‘The Big Doe Rehab’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3skJDST 💰 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍 'Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City' review https://bit.ly/3kfhIiv 💎   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com/new-merch to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
5/20/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ghostface Killah’s ‘Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City’ Album Review (Patreon Clip)

Full episode: https://www.patreon.com/posts/65662682   What if Ghostface did a full-on R&B album? Well, he actually did this exact thing, so Kam and Ray had to drop their takes on this pretty amazing left-turn from Tony Starks.   Get ready for chat about Raekwon watching BBC programmes, one of the most disgustingly explicit songs in hip hop history, GFK’s more vulnerable side…and what is it with his infatuation with Natalie Portman?   Other Patreon exclusive episodes include…   Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Ghostface Killa’s ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 Ghostface Killah’s ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟 Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶 Ghostface Killah’s ‘The Big Doe Rehab’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3skJDST 💰 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
5/1/202210 minutes, 54 seconds
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Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ (Patreon Clip)

Full episode: https://bit.ly/3EhHwUs   It’s about that time again people, who’s ready for more Dilla chat bonus episodes?! 🙋‍♂️   Well, this month we’ve got writer, producer and podcaster Sean Kantrowitz in the house to speak on why he’s loves’s Dilla’s work on the remix of Slum Village’s ‘Hold Tight’. This one was so much fun, Dilla heads are built different.
4/24/20229 minutes, 51 seconds
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Lord Kayso + RJ Payne Album Reviews | Ep. 131

Last up in our round of new hip hop album reviews we dive into If Cocaine Could Talk 7 by RJ Payne, and the superb MOOR CHORES by Lord Kayso 🔥   Other albums we jump into in upcoming episodes include…   🔲 God Don't Make Mistakes - Conway (https://spoti.fi/3E1BZRD) 🔲 Tana Talk 4 - Benny the Butcher (https://spoti.fi/3E4O4Wj) 🔲 Rise and Fall of Slaughterhouse - KXNG Crooked + Joell Ortiz (https://spoti.fi/3jx4fm2) 🔲 Man Plays the Horn - Cities Aviv (https://spoti.fi/37dywUr)   Also enjoy our Crate 808 Bangers Spotify playlist…2022 is turning into an epic year: https://spoti.fi/3sDOZbd   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔    Show Notes: If Cocaine Could Talk 7 - RJ Payne review (01:00) James hasn’t seen New Jack City! (04:48) Kam and Ray escorted Ice T to his afterparty (09:xx MOOR CHORES - Lord Kayso review (17:40)   Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/crate808 YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
4/14/202239 minutes, 24 seconds
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Cities Aviv - Man Plays the Horn Album Review ft. On-Air Meltdown! | Ep. 131

Now we jump into one of Kam’s favourite albums of 2022…and one of Ray’s most hated 👀 Sparks fly as we review Cities Aviv’s latest record!   Other albums we jump into in upcoming episodes include…   🔲 God Don't Make Mistakes - Conway (https://spoti.fi/3E1BZRD) 🔲 Tana Talk 4 - Benny the Butcher (https://spoti.fi/3E4O4Wj) 🔲 Rise and Fall of Slaughterhouse - KXNG Crooked + Joell Ortiz (https://spoti.fi/3jx4fm2) 🔲 If Cocaine Could Talk 7 - RJ Payne + MOOR CHORES - Lord Kayso   Also enjoy our Crate 808 Bangers Spotify playlist…2022 is turning into an epic year: https://spoti.fi/3sDOZbd   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔    Show Notes: Man Plays the Horn review..is this a masterpiece? (00:00) Ray melts down in anger at this album (05:00) Making the case for this album (11:05)   Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/crate808 YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
4/13/202221 minutes, 57 seconds
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Rise and Fall of Slaughterhouse Album Review | Ep. 131

Next up, we talk about the drama happening with Slaughterhouse and the new album from KXNG Crooked and Joell Ortiz 👀   Other albums we jump into in upcoming episodes include…   🔲 God Don't Make Mistakes - Conway (https://spoti.fi/3E1BZRD) 🔲 Tana Talk 4 - Benny the Butcher (https://spoti.fi/3E4O4Wj) 🔲 Man Plays the Horn - Cities Aviv 🔲 If Cocaine Could Talk 7 - RJ Payne + MOOR CHORES - Lord Kayso   Also enjoy our Crate 808 Bangers Spotify playlist…2022 is turning into an epic year: https://spoti.fi/3sDOZbd   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔  Show Notes: Slaughterhouse album review (00:37) KXNG Crooked in Ray’s Top 5 MCs (10:16)   Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/crate808 YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
4/12/202219 minutes, 26 seconds
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Benny the Butcher - Tana Talk 4 Album Review | Ep. 131

Did Benny just drop the album of the year? Let’s find out…   Other albums we jump into in upcoming episodes include…   🔲 God Don't Make Mistakes - Conway (https://spoti.fi/3E1BZRD) 🔲 Rise and Fall of Slaughterhouse - KXNG Crooked + Joell Ortiz 🔲 Man Plays the Horn - Cities Aviv 🔲 If Cocaine Could Talk 7 - RJ Payne + MOOR CHORES - Lord Kayso   Also enjoy our Crate 808 Bangers Spotify playlist…2022 is turning into an epic year: https://spoti.fi/3sDOZbd   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔  Show Notes: Tana Talk 4 review (00:25) Why do people love coke rap? (09:11) Odd production on the album + favourite tracks (12:20)   Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/crate808 YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
4/11/202223 minutes, 56 seconds
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Conway the Machine - God Don’t Make Mistakes Album Review | Ep. 131

This week we’ve split our Patreon livestream chat (The 808th Chamber) up into solo reviews of the music we’ve been bumping up until March 2022. First up, a bonafide album of the year contender from Conway the Machine 🤖   But what are YOUR thoughts to this album? Hit us up in the comments 🗣   Other albums we jump into in upcoming episodes include…   🔲 Tana Talk 4 - Benny the Butcher 🔲 Rise and Fall of Slaughterhouse - KXNG Crooked + Joell Ortiz 🔲 Man Plays the Horn - Cities Aviv 🔲 If Cocaine Could Talk 7 - RJ Payne + MOOR CHORES - Lord Kayso   Also enjoy our Crate 808 Bangers Spotify playlist…2022 is turning into an epic year: https://spoti.fi/3sDOZbd   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔  Show Notes: Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (05:20) God Don’t Make Mistakes review (13:20) Conway bringing that Tupac energy, and what is feature of the year? (21:00) Conway’s best verse? Verse of the Year on this album? (25:30) Why Conway’s music video for John Woo Flick is amazing (27:10)   Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/crate808 YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
4/10/202246 minutes, 52 seconds
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Hieroglyphics 3-Album Run w/ Domino | Ep. 130

This week we dive into a groundbreaking run from the Hieroglyphics crew - Souls of Mischief’s 93 ’til Infinity (1993), Del the Funky Homosapien’s No Need for Alarm (1993) and Casual’s Fear Itself (1994).   And to break it all down we get a key insider’s view from Domino - Hiero’s producer and manager 💥   You’ll hear some gems dropped from Domino and Del, as well as contributions from…   Myke C-Town (Dead End Hip Hop): https://bit.ly/3x2JQNt Alaska Atoms (Call Out Culture): https://apple.co/3NLFhgG Nate LeBlanc (Dad Bod Rap Pod): https://dadbodrappod.com Uncommon Nasa: https://uncommonrecords.bandcamp.com Dan O (Freemusic Empire): https://freemusicempire.com Weird Rap: https://weirdrap.com   Volume 1 of our 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔  Show Notes: Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (00:52) How Hiero stood out in hip hop (02:53) Alaska Atoms on this album run (05:37) Andre 3000 and Eminem’s love for Hiero (08:20) Why these three records are special and Del deleting demos (09:23) The genius of the song ‘93 ‘til Infinity’ w/ Opio (13:25) Domino breaking down the classic anthem (16:05) How Hiero influenced a legion of great rappers (18:55) Myke C-Town and Hiero’s relationship with skateboarding (20:04) Hidden Gems on 93 ‘til Infinity (26:02) Start of B Sides music inserts (30:25) Dan O from Freemusic Empire on Hiero (34:41) No Need for Alarm + what each Hiero member brought to the group (36:24) The genius of Del the Funky Homosapien (43:40) Favourite cuts on No Need for Alarm inc. ‘Worldwide’ and Unicron (50:24) Nate LeBlanc (Dad Bod Rap Pod) talks Hiero (56:53) Fear Itself + Casual being ‘hip hop hard’ (58:15) Uncommon Nasa talks Hiero (1:05:00) How Hiero became timeless…despite average Source reviews (1:07:32) Weird Rap speak on this run (1:09:30) The Hiero battle with Hobo Junction (1:12:33) Heiro going independent and utilising the internet (1:19:20)   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Ghostface Killa’s ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 Ghostface Killah’s ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
4/3/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 28 seconds
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J Dilla’s 3-Album Run w/ Dan Charnas | Ep. 129

This year we bring you Vol. II of our GOAT 3-Album Runs in Hip Hop series...and to kick off we talk J Dilla with esteemed author, Dan Charnas. 🍿 Go check out his incredible new book on J Dilla right here: https://dillati.me/   We run through Jay Dee’s history and legacy, as we break down these classics: Welcome 2 Detroit (2001), Ruff Draft (2003), Donuts (2006) and The Shining (2006) 😱   This one took a LOT of work to lift off the ground, but we hope you guys are enjoy and get something from it. As well as Dan, you'll hear from...   Dart Adams: https://twitter.com/Dart_Adams Dan O (Freemusic Empire): https://freemusicempire.com Weird Rap: https://weirdrap.com   Volume 1 of our 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔  Show Notes: Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (01:56) How J Dilla changed music forever (02:30) Q-Tip and The Pharcyde’s reactions to Dilla’s music (07:30) How he’d create aural illusions for the listener (10:36) Dart Adams’ thoughts on this album run (13:30) Welcome 2 Detroit and leaving the Ummah (16:26) Ruff Draft (22:50) Donuts (27:20) Dan O from Freemusic Empire on the importance of Dilla’s time signatures and Detroit (32:29) How Dilla felt about people biting his style (34:38) Hidden Gems: Shake it Down, Pause, One (38:36) Hidden Gems: Nothing Like This, Wild (41:11) Breaking down the myths of Jay Dee (43:13) Weird Rap talk on The Shining (46:46) The Shining (48:20) Why Jay Dee COULD rap and describing his basement (51:52)   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Ghostface Killa’s ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥 Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣 Ghostface Killah’s ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
3/27/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ghostface Killah’s ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ Album Review (Patreon Clip)

Full episode: https://bit.ly/3BzkeYS   Welcome again to our Wu-Tang Chronicles series, looking at every Ghostface Killah solo album 👐   Last month we went back to 2006’s ‘Fishscale’ AND ‘More Fish’, with writer and producer Son Raw. Some excellent takes on the genius of Ghost and these records in particular..BUT WHAT DO YOU THINK TO THESE ALBUMS? Let us know in the comments 🍿   Subscribe to our Patreon for more dope rap chat: https://www.patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Also on our Patreon…   Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Ghostface Killa’s ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥
3/16/20228 minutes, 43 seconds
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Eric Bobo from Cypress Hill + Beastie Boys Interview | Ep. 128

This episode we welcome on yet another Cypress Hill legend, Eric Bobo, to talk…   💨 Smoking with Dan Aykroyd 🔥 Cypress Hill’s X-Factor 📈 The incredible rise of The Alchemist 🧢 Working with Beastie Boys 😳 How jazz community treated 1990s hip hop 💥 The new ‘Back in Black’ Cypress Hill album   YouTube Version 📺 https://youtu.be/AFe1__5L3hU   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔  Show Notes: Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (00:40) Talking Cypress Hill’s debut album and their X factor (02:15) How Bobo joined Cypress Hill, touring with Beastie Boys and meeting a young Alchemist (06:41) Speaking on the incredible rise of Alchemist (11:05) Why does Black Sunday stand out? (12:50) How the jazz community treated 1990s hip hop (16:45) The differences between working with Beasties and Cypress (19:55) What’s it like smoking with Dan Aykroyd? (24:44) Temples of Boom and the studio smoke sessions(28:50) Breaking down the new album Back in Black (32:00) Why he loves SAULT, touring UK and the new Cypress Hill documentary (41:10)   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Ghostface Killa’s ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Now, the Crate 808 Mailbag - to get involved, email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🤔 If you could see one hip hop act perform live (dead or alive), which one and why? 🤯 Tell us your best and worst rap concert stories 🎵 What are the best examples of xylophone and flute hip hop? ⚽️ Found a football reference in rap? THROW IT OUR WAY, we want to hear more! 💥 What are the best guest openers on rap albums? 🤔 Who has the best verse on Jay-Z’s ‘Reservoir Dogs’? Did Young MC use the beat better? 🎻 What are your top 5 rap ballads?  🎤 What is the BEST Raekwon verse ever and why? 📈 What is Ghostface Killah’s apex? 👽 What song off of ‘Ironman’ would get on a playlist you’d play to an alien to teach it hip hop? 😴 The strangest dreams you’ve had about a rapper 💎 What rapper’s swag would you wear to a wedding, funeral or job interview? 😯 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 😬 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🖋 You have to get a rap song tattooed on you…which one, where and why? 👎 What’s the worst rap beat of 1995? 😭 What’s your best AND worst rap memorabilia?   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
3/14/202245 minutes
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Sen Dog from Cypress Hill Interview: Talking B-Real, DJ Muggs + More | Ep. 127

This episode we’re HONOURED to have on the legend Sen Dog from Cypress Hill to talk…   😳 Performing for breakfast crowds 🙏 Feelings on imposter syndrome and Latin Lingo 💥 Why How I Could Just Kill a Man resonated 💨 What do Cypress Hill listen to while blazing? 🍄 Tripping on mushrooms while making Black Sunday 🐐 Why Cypress Hill’s 90s album run is special 😬 Responding to people biting their style 🎸 Why DJ Muggs is the Jimmy Page of hip hop 🤔 Misconceptions of Cypress Hill 🇮🇳 Last great piece of music: Bollywood metal music   YouTube Version 📺 https://youtu.be/6tpMbF-cbZM   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔  Show Notes: Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (00:59) Talking Cypress Hill’s debut 30 years ago, and Muggs asking him to quit his job (02:15) Feelings on imposter syndrome and Latin Lingo (03:38) Performing for breakfast crowds (07:49) Why How I Could Just Kill a Man resonated (09:55) What do Cypress Hill listen to while blazing? (11:26) Tripping on mushrooms while making Black Sunday (13:30) Why Cypress Hill’s 90s album run is special (16:00) Responding to people biting their style (19:43) Why DJ Muggs is the Jimmy Page of hip hop (21:22) Misconceptions of Cypress Hill (23:05) Last great piece of music: Bollywood metal music (28:55)   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Ghostface Killa’s ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Now, the Crate 808 Mailbag - to get involved, email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🤔 If you could see one hip hop act perform live (dead or alive), which one and why? 🤯 Tell us your best and worst rap concert stories 🎵 What are the best examples of xylophone and flute hip hop? ⚽️ Found a football reference in rap? THROW IT OUR WAY, we want to hear more! 💥 What are the best guest openers on rap albums? 🤔 Who has the best verse on Jay-Z’s ‘Reservoir Dogs’? Did Young MC use the beat better? 🎻 What are your top 5 rap ballads?  🎤 What is the BEST Raekwon verse ever and why? 📈 What is Ghostface Killah’s apex? 👽 What song off of ‘Ironman’ would get on a playlist you’d play to an alien to teach it hip hop? 😴 The strangest dreams you’ve had about a rapper 💎 What rapper’s swag would you wear to a wedding, funeral or job interview? 😯 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 😬 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🖋 You have to get a rap song tattooed on you…which one, where and why? 👎 What’s the worst rap beat of 1995? 😭 What’s your best AND worst rap memorabilia?   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
3/6/202230 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2022 Movie Review | Hip Hop Heads Talk Horror

Today we have a special bonus episode of hip hop heads talking horror!   I know many of you subbed for a hip hop podcast, and that is still what we’re going to give you…but this is something we wanted to experiment with as huge horror film fans. So we got Dead End Hip Hop’s Myke-C Town (@mykectown), Call Out Culture’s Alaska Atoms (@Alaska_Atoms) and Exit the 36 Chambers’ Thomas Hobbs (@thobbsjourno) together to review the latest entry in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise (made by Netflix).   So for you horror fans, we hope you enjoy us geeking about TCM…and for everybody else, regular programming will resume. Appreciate you all 🙌   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔  Show Notes: Why we love the TCM franchise (00:55) Reviewing the 2022 version (14:30) The problems with modern Leatherface (17:03) Why Thomas is sick and tired of elevated horror (19:50) How you can hear TCM in modern music (26:15) Diving into the Leatherface bus scene (37:20) Favourite bits of the new film (49:20) Favourite horror icons (1:09:30)   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
3/3/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 47 seconds
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Kanye West’s ‘Jeen-Yuhs’ Netflix Documentary Review | Pt.3 The 808th Chamber Ep. 126

Pt.1 Super Bowl halftime reaction: https://bit.ly/36Q9Gt5 Pt.2 J Dilla month celebration: https://apple.co/3vmOh4P   The final part of this month’s 808th Chamber is all about Kanye West’s new Netflix documentary ‘Jeen-Yuhs’. Kam, Ray, Jon and Yemi break down their takes on the hype surrounding the trilogy and what we learnt in the first episode.   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔    Show Notes: Review (00:47) Love for the freestyle with Mos Def in the doc (10:10) Last great piece of music you’ve heard… (15:17)   🚨 Join our Patreon to help support the show and get extra episodes: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive episodes include…   Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Ghostface Killa’s ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ https://bit.ly/3BzkeYS 🐍 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ album reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com   #Kanye #KanyeWest #Yeezus
3/1/202223 minutes, 5 seconds
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Celebrating J Dilla Month | Pt.2 The 808th Chamber Ep. 126

Part two of this week’s 808th Chamber is all about an all-time great: J Dilla 🍩 Fellow heads Jon Bass and Yemi Abiade break down their views on…   🤔 What is Dilla’s apex? 🙇‍♂️ Why DJ Premier, DJ Quik, Roc Marciano and Madlib deserve their own months of celebration 🤨 What’s Dilla’s best gateway song, album or music video?   But also hit us up with YOUR thoughts on these in the comments for a chance to be featured on the show 🗣   In three of The 808th Chamber, we review the first episode of Kanye's new Netflix documentary ‘Jeen-Yuhs’.   Also enjoy our Crate 808 Bangers Spotify playlist…2022 is turning into an epic year: https://spoti.fi/3sDOZbd   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔    Hope you guys enjoy!   Show Notes: Celebrating J Dilla Month (00:00) How ‘Shake it Down’ was a mistake (01:16) What was Dilla’s apex? (03:14) Why DJ Premier deserves his own month of celebration (04:20) Why Dilla never really reached his apex (06:50) Why DJ Quik, Roc Marciano and Madlib deserve a month (13:45)   🚨 Join our Patreon to help support the show and get extra episodes: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Exclusive episodes include…   Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Ghostface Killa’s ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ https://bit.ly/3BzkeYS 🐍 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ album reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
2/28/202217 minutes, 58 seconds
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Super Bowl 2022 Halftime Reaction, Dr. Dre + Snoop Dogg Album Reviews | Pt.1 The 808th Chamber Ep. 126

This week we’ve split our Patreon livestream chat (The 808th Chamber) up into three parts, and first up we talk THAT Super Bowl halftime performance from Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J Blige and 50 Cent…as well as review Dre and Snoop’s latest music. 🍿   And joining us for all the fun are fellow heads Jon Bass and Yemi Abiade, go check out all the stellar work they’re doing - legends!   Jon Bass (Notorious P.O.D. podcast): https://shows.acast.com/the-notorious-pod Yemi Abiade (Rhymes Like Dimes podcast): https://www.yemiabiade.co.uk/   But what are YOUR thoughts to the Super Bowl halftime show? Hit us up in the comments 🗣   In parts two and three of the show we talk all things J Dilla and review the first episode of Kanye's new Netflix documentary ‘Jeen-Yuhs’.   Also enjoy our Crate 808 Bangers Spotify playlist…2022 is turning into an epic year: https://spoti.fi/3sDOZbd   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔  🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons to be notified of new episodes 🔔    Hope you guys enjoy!   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Ghostface Killa’s ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ https://bit.ly/3BzkeYS 🐍 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ album reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟   Show Notes:   Ray looks like footballer Tim Cahill (03:25) Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (05:28) Reaction to Super Bowl halftime show ft. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent (14:10) Eminem kneeling and the Tupac piano riff (27:28) Reviewing Dr. Dre’s new music ‘The Contract’ with Grand Theft Auto (34:50) Love for Snoop’s new chain and reviewing Snoop Dogg’s ‘BODR (Back on Death Row)’ album…including ‘Crip Your Enthusiasm’ (39:22)   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com   #SuperBowl #DrDre #Eminem
2/27/202249 minutes, 36 seconds
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Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah (Patreon Clip)

Full episode: https://bit.ly/3BzkeYS   Subscribe to our Patreon for more dope rap chat: https://www.patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Yes yes, we are diving back into our ‘Why I Love MF DOOM’ series with writer, author and podcaster Laurent Fintoni…and we’re talking about 2003’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ by King Geedorah (also known as ‘Star Anis’ from Metalfingers Presents: Special Herbs, Vols. 4, 5 & 6)   Amazing to jump into this cult classic…but where does it stand in YOUR DOOM rotation? Let us know in the comments or via [email protected] and we may shout you out on the show!   Also on our Patreon patreon.com/crate808… Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Ghostface Killa’s ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥
2/19/202210 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Coup’s 'Steal This Album' Review with Shawn Setaro | Ep. 125

This week we dive into another cult classic record - The Coup’s 1998 release, ‘Steal This Album’. And to chop it over this amazing album, we welcome back on the pod musician, journalist, writer, podcasting legend and author of ‘Dummy Boy: Tekashi 6ix9ine and The Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods’…Shawn Setaro! 🎙   But what do YOU think to this album? Let us know on socials, in the comments or hit us up on [email protected] and we’ll give you a shout out on the show! ⭐️   Also, buy Shawn’s amazing new book right here: https://bit.ly/3sCk6DP   YouTube Version 📺 https://youtu.be/uO8--gkROV4   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔    Hope you guys enjoy!   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Ghostface Killa’s ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥   Now if you don’t know about Patreon, it’s a website you can go help support our show and for a small donation every month, you get some extra episodes, early access and a chance to chat with us live for general rap chat and hearing your takes on some of the classic hip hop records from the 90s.    Every week, join Kambi Thandi for engaging rap chat via live hangouts with patrons, exclusive playlists, fun polls and a wide-ranging selection of episodes diving into the work of the Wu-Tang Clan, MF DOOM, J Dilla and more. Subscribe to listen and join in the fun: patreon.com/crate808 🎉 Show Notes: Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (00:50) Why this album should be in Crate 808 (02:48) Absurdism in hip hop and this album harking back to Ice Cube and Abbie Hoffman traditions (10:20) 5-Mic Moment: Why ‘Me and Jesus the Pimp in a '79 Granada Last Night’ is a perfect song (13:50) Hidden Gems on the album (20:45) How Boots flips hip hop tropes like snitching into revolutionary statements (24:50) Why the vocabulary is amazing on this album…and the use of harmonica on ‘The Shipment’ (27:57) Remembering Boots and Tupac in E-40’s ‘Practice Looking Hard’ music video (36:25) Diving into Shawn’s new book ‘Dummy Boy: Tekashi 6ix9ine and The Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods’ (38:20)   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   Let’s not forgot The Crate 808 Mailbag too - hit us up in the comments or via [email protected] for your takes on…   Is ‘As High as Wu-Tang Get’ a Top 20 All-Time Wu Banger? Is Hit Boy a ‘B Class Producer’? Where does ‘Magic’ rank in Nas’ discography? Has Nas ever been in your Top 5? Verse of the Year: Has Mr. MFN eXquire dropped the best one of 2022? Is DJ Muggs on the Mt. Rushmore of hip hop producers?   Check out our Crate 808 Bangers Spotify playlist too for some dope new music: https://spoti.fi/3sDOZbd   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
2/13/202259 minutes, 10 seconds
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Nas’ 'Magic' Album Review, DJ Muggs, Earl Sweatshirt + More | The 808th Chamber Ep. 124

YouTube Versions 📺 Pt.1 https://youtu.be/f8KMEde7tPo Pt.2 https://youtu.be/kWwjylZ3-oc   This week we jump into our Patreon livestream chat (The 808th Chamber) to review the following albums...   Magic - Nas Gold - DJ Muggs + Rigz Metatron’s Cube - AJ Suede + Televangel Sick! - Earl Sweatshirt Beautiful Payne 4 - RJ Payne   And we also ask the following questions - hit us up in the comments or via [email protected] for your takes…   Is ‘As High as Wu-Tang Get’ a Top 20 All-Time Wu Banger? Is Hit Boy a ‘B Class Producer’? Where does ‘Magic’ rank in Nas’ discography? Has Nas ever been in your Top 5? Verse of the Year: Has Mr. MFN eXquire dropped the best one of 2022? Is DJ Muggs on the Mt. Rushmore of hip hop producers?   The choice cuts can be found on our Crate 808 Bangers Spotify playlist: https://spoti.fi/3sDOZbd   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔    Hope you guys enjoy!   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Ghostface Killa’s ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥   Now if you don’t know about Patreon, it’s a website you can go help support our show and for a small donation every month, you get some extra episodes, early access and a chance to chat with us live for general rap chat and hearing your takes on some of the classic hip hop records from the 90s.    Every week, join Kambi Thandi for engaging rap chat via live hangouts with patrons, exclusive playlists, fun polls and a wide-ranging selection of episodes diving into the work of the Wu-Tang Clan, MF DOOM, J Dilla and more. Subscribe to listen and join in the fun: patreon.com/crate808 🎉 Show Notes: Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (03:08) Is ‘As High as Wu-Tang Get’ a Top 20 All-Time Wu Banger? (10:37) Nas’ ‘Magic’ album review (14:30) RJ Payne’s ‘Beautiful Payne 4’ review (47:52) DJ Muggs and Rigz’s ‘Gold’ review (53:05) AJ Suede and Televangel’s ‘Metatron's Cube’ review (01:05:50) Verse of the Year: Has Mr. MFN eXquire dropped the best one of 2022? (01:13:00) Earl Sweatshirt’s ‘SICK!’ review (01:20:35) Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
2/6/20221 hour, 37 minutes
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Ghostface Killah’s ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ Review (Patreon Clip)

Full episode: https://bit.ly/3HalnrX   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons to be notified of new episodes 🔔    Welcome once more to Crate 808’s Wu-Tang Chronicles series - looking at every Ghostface Killah solo album 🐝   And today we take it to 2004, to discuss ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ with Wu aficionados - Zilla Rocca, Alaska Atoms and Curly Castro from the Call Out Culture podcast 👐   Make sure to hit us up with your takes on the album, including…was Ghost on the decline in 2004? Let us know 🤔   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪 Ghostface Killa’s ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥
1/31/202210 minutes, 8 seconds
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Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review (Patreon Clip)

Full episode: https://bit.ly/3KuRftm Our Masta Ace interview: https://bit.ly/3i8TF2w   This week the patrons asked for a Hidden Gem album review from the 90s…and picked out Masta Ace’s 1993 cult classic ‘SlaughtaHouse’ 🔥   Hit us up with your takes on the album, Masta Ace himself and definitely your favourite lyrics from the album...and please help spread the word by letting people know what we've got going on our Patreon. Enjoy!   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons to be notified of new episodes 🔔    🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰 Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪   Hit us up with your takes on the album, Masta Ace himself and definitely your favourite lyrics from the album...and please help spread the word by letting people know what we've got going on our Patreon. Enjoy!
1/22/202212 minutes, 57 seconds
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Aceyalone's 'A Book of Human Language' Album Review with DJ Format | Ep. 123

This week we welcome on one of our favourite acts to ever come out of the UK - DJ Format! And not only does he talk about his stellar career, we also dive into a cult classic record from the 90s - Aceyalone’s opus from 1998, 'A Book of Human Language' 🔥   Hit us up with your thoughts on the album and your favourite Format records in the comments 🗣   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔    🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰   Now if you don’t know about Patreon, it’s a website you can go help support our show and for a small donation every month, you get some extra episodes, early access and a chance to chat with us live for general rap chat and hearing your takes on some of the classic hip hop records from the 90s.    Every week, join Kambi Thandi for engaging rap chat via live hangouts with patrons, exclusive playlists, fun polls and a wide-ranging selection of episodes diving into the work of the Wu-Tang Clan, MF DOOM, J Dilla and more. Subscribe to listen and join in the fun: patreon.com/crate808 🎉 Show Notes: Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? Shamans and psychedelic toads (03:40) Why this album should be in Crate 808 (07:55) How these beats could’ve been used to the Beastie Boys…or Master P?! (15:15) Why Format loves ‘The Balance’ (21:20) How does this album use jazz different to Tribe, Gang Starr, De La Soul etc.? (27:43) Hidden Gems: All the skits and transitions (30:15) Format on his career and newest music ‘Devil’s Workshop’ (36:46) How ‘A Book of Human Language’ was supposed to be part of a trilogy (58:00) Why ‘Grandfather Clock’ is still amazing and work today and the brilliance of ‘The Hurt’ (1:03:30)   Now, the Crate 808 Mailbag - thank you ALL the listeners/viewers who hit us up with some amazing MF DOOM stories, shouts for best football references in rap and a look through the usual staples.   To get involved, email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🤔 If you could see one hip hop act perform live (dead or alive), which one and why? 🤯 Tell us your best and worst rap concert stories 🎵 What are the best examples of xylophone and flute hip hop? ⚽️ Found a football reference in rap? THROW IT OUR WAY, we want to hear more! 💥 What are the best guest openers on rap albums? 🤔 Who has the best verse on Jay-Z’s ‘Reservoir Dogs’? Did Young MC use the beat better? 🎻 What are your top 5 rap ballads?  🎤 What is the BEST Raekwon verse ever and why? 📈 What is Ghostface Killah’s apex? 👽 What song off of ‘Ironman’ would get on a playlist you’d play to an alien to teach it hip hop? 😴 The strangest dreams you’ve had about a rapper 💎 What rapper’s swag would you wear to a wedding, funeral or job interview? 😯 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 😬 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🖋 You have to get a rap song tattooed on you…which one, where and why? 👎 What’s the worst rap beat of 1995? 😭 What’s your best AND worst rap memorabilia?   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
1/16/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 4 seconds
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Albums of the Year 2021 + MVP, Songs and Verse of the Year (Part Two) | Ep. 122

The Crate 808 crew get together to break down their five favourite records from a stellar 2021 in their Patreon livestream 🍿 Also on the menu: honourable mentions, Verse of the Year, Songs of the Year and our shout for 2021’s MVP 👑   Part One: https://youtu.be/K8xPD6NVlC8 Part Two: https://youtu.be/fBeC46dOdnk   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔    🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰   Every week, join Kambi Thandi for engaging rap chat via live hangouts with patrons, exclusive playlists, fun polls and a wide-ranging selection of episodes diving into the work of the Wu-Tang Clan, MF DOOM, J Dilla and more. Subscribe to listen and join in the fun: patreon.com/crate808 🎉 Show Notes:   Kam No.3 - A Martyr’s Reward by Ka (00:00) Ray No.2 - Blacklight by Apollo Brown and Stalley (10:22) James No.2 - Dialogue by Ol’ Burger Beats and Vuyo (15:28) Kam No.2 - Haram by Armand Hammer (20:23) Ray No.1 - CHOMP 2 by Russ (31:23) James No.1 - Call Me if You Get Lost by Tyler the Creator (44:44) Kam No.1 - Pray for Haiti by Mach-Hommy (51:00) Honourable mentions ft. Lukah, Evidence, Injury Reserve, JPEGMAFIA, Madlib, DJ Muggs (1:01:40) Verse of the Year ft. Chika, Lauryn Hill, Andre 3000, Dave, RJ Payne, Mach-Hommy, Billy Woods, Cambatta, KXNG Crooked (1:03:40) Songs of the Year (1:15:13) MVP of the Year: Jadakiss (1:20:15)   Crate 808 Songs of the Year (Kam’s list) Stonefruit (Armand Hammer) Grape Soda (Wiki) The 26th Letter (Mach-Hommy) Vamoose (Zilla Rocca) Labou (Mach Hommy) Hot Water Tank (Boldy James + The Alchemist) Peach Cobbler (Navy Blue) Lori Saved Me (L’Orange) Lil Fade (Vince Staples) Tell Me Bout the Stars (Semiratruth) Hopprock (Madlib) Brickmile to Montana (Boldy James + The Alchemist ft. Benny the Butcher) Lost in Time (Park Jams) (Evidence) Menacing (Fat Ray) Nobles (The Alchemist + Earl Sweatshirt + Navy Blue) F Stands for Hampton (Curly Castro) Rollin Stone (Little Simz) Trim the Fat (Flee Lord + Roc Marciano ft. Stove God Cooks) Margiela Split Toes (Westside Gunn ft. Mach-Hommy) Ammo/Pearl (Lukah) I’m A Instrument (Bruiser Wolf ft. Danny Brown) Hall of Fame (Tha God Fahim + Nicholas Craven) Flying Spirit (The Alchemist ft. Bruiser Brigade) Tombstone (Juga-Naut + Giallo Point) STFU and American Cheese (DJ Muggs + Hologram) Warm Dust (DJ Format) Early Exit (Lloyd Banks ft. Roc Marci) All I See is Wreck (Necessary People: Zilla Rocca, Curly Castro, PremRock) Prairie Burn (PremRock) Alarmed! (MIKE)   And just more artists that you need in your rotation: Lukah ’s Why Look Up, God’s in the Mirror + When the Black Hand Touches You Navy Blue’s Navy's Reprise Curly Castro’s Little Robert Hutton Boldy James & The Alchemist’s Bo Jackson Fat Ray’s Santa Barbara Little Simz’s Sometimes I Might Be Introvert Madlib’s Sound Ancestors Zilla Rocca’s Vegas Vic Evidence’s Unlearning: Vol 1 DJ Muggs’ American Cheese Semiratruth’s I Got Bandz for the Moon Landing H31R, Maassai and JWords’ Velocity Giallo Point and Nowaah the Flood’s Right Over Left JPEGMAFIA’s LP! Anklejohn’s As a Man Thinketh SmooVth and Giallo Point’s Amongst Wolves Asun Eastwood’s Prophecy is my Present Bruiser Wolf’s Dope Game Stupid Flee Lord’s Delgado Cartel Madras’ The Serpent and the Tiger Alchemist’s This Thing of Ours 2 Tanya Morgan’s Don & Von YL’s Adaption Elucid’s Dirtee Deacon (in TSO Pea) MIKE’s Disco! L’Orange’s The World is Still Chaos, But I Feel Better DJ Format’s The Devil’s Workshop Lloyd Banks’s The Course of the Inevitable Th1rt3en’s A Magnificent Day For An Exorcism PremRock, Droog, Lucky Seven, Mother Nature, Hus Kingpin, Fatboy Sharif, Sankofa, LESLEY SNYPES
1/9/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 15 seconds
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Hip Hop Albums of the Year 2021 (Part One) | Ep. 122

The Crate 808 crew get together to break down their five favourite records from a stellar 2021 in their Patreon livestream in part one of their yearly summary 🍿   Part One: https://youtu.be/K8xPD6NVlC8 Part Two: https://youtu.be/fBeC46dOdnk   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔    🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰   Show Notes: Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (02:23) Ray No.5 - Imaginary Everything by L’Orange and Namir Blade (08:08) James No.5 - The YOD Fahim by Your Old Droog and Tha God Fahim (19:25) Kam No.5 - Hitler Wears Hermes 8: Side B by Westside Gunn (23:10) Ray No.4 - HOFFA by Dave East and Harry Fraud (32:35) James No.4 - Camera of Sound by Jazz Spastiks (39:53) Kam No.4 - Half God by Wiki (42:05) Ray No.3 - Coup De Grace by Ransom and Rome Streetz (53:00) James No.3 - Bob’s Son by R.A.P. Ferreira and Scallops Hotel (1:00:30) Now, the Crate 808 Mailbag - thank you ALL the listeners/viewers who hit us up with some amazing MF DOOM stories, shouts for best football references in rap and a look through the usual staples.   To get involved, email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🤔 If you could see one hip hop act perform live (dead or alive), which one and why? 🤯 Tell us your best and worst rap concert stories 🎵 What are the best examples of xylophone and flute hip hop? ⚽️ Found a football reference in rap? THROW IT OUR WAY, we want to hear more! 💥 What are the best guest openers on rap albums? 🤔 Who has the best verse on Jay-Z’s ‘Reservoir Dogs’? Did Young MC use the beat better? 🎻 What are your top 5 rap ballads?  🎤 What is the BEST Raekwon verse ever and why? 📈 What is Ghostface Killah’s apex? 👽 What song off of ‘Ironman’ would get on a playlist you’d play to an alien to teach it hip hop? 😴 The strangest dreams you’ve had about a rapper 💎 What rapper’s swag would you wear to a wedding, funeral or job interview? 😯 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 😬 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🖋 You have to get a rap song tattooed on you…which one, where and why? 👎 What’s the worst rap beat of 1995? 😭 What’s your best AND worst rap memorabilia?   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com   #AlbumOfTheYear #HipHop2021 #AlbumReview
1/9/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 1 second
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Ghostface Killah’s ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ Album Review (Patreon Clip)

Full episode: https://www.patreon.com/posts/bonus-episode-wu-60536507   Our last Patreon outing for 2021 was a dip back into the Wu-Tang Chronicles series - looking at every Ghostface Killah solo album 🐝 We chop it up over 2001’s Bulletproof Wallets with contributing editor of Pitchfork, podcaster, writer and journalist - Dylan Green aka Cine Masai! 👐   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰   Also, hit us up with your takes on the record, Ghostface himself and definitely your favourite lyrics from the album...and please help spread the word by letting people know what we've got going on our Patreon. Enjoy!
1/2/202211 minutes, 25 seconds
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UGK’s ‘Ridin’ Dirty’ Album Review + 90s Rap Chat with Shea Serrano | Ep. 121

We round off the year with an absolute bucket-list guest - senior staff writer at The Ringer, podcaster and author of FOUR New York Times bestsellers, Shea Serrano is in the house 💥   And he’s bringing a classic rap record to the table too - we dig into UGK’s 1996 album ‘Ridin’ Dirty’ as well as which Ghostface swag he’d like, favourite three-album runs…and why being on a sodium diet is actually really hip hop 😂   YouTube Version 📺 https://youtu.be/N_b7WEFRHno   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔    🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶   Now if you don’t know about Patreon, it’s a website you can go help support our show and for a small donation every month, you get some extra episodes, early access and a chance to chat with us live for general rap chat and hearing your takes on some of the classic hip hop records from the 90s.    Every week, join Kambi Thandi for engaging rap chat via live hangouts with patrons, exclusive playlists, fun polls and a wide-ranging selection of episodes diving into the work of the Wu-Tang Clan, MF DOOM, J Dilla and more. Subscribe to listen and join in the fun: patreon.com/crate808 🎉 Show Notes: Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (01:40) Why this album should be in Crate 808 and car culture in the South (03:30) 5-Mic Moments: The first five songs (12:06) How Bun B is god-level rapping on ‘Pinky Ring’ and ‘Murder’ (14:30) Shea’s great Bun B stories and his one-take masterpiece on ‘Murder’ (19:18) The utter genius of Pimp C (25:30) Hidden Gems: ‘3 in the Morning’ and the ‘Outro’ (29:38) What hip hop moment would Shea watch an 8-hour documentary on? And ‘What If’ moments in hip hop (31:40) How deep is Shea’s love for ’Ridin’ Dirty’? (40:30) Talking Grantland and breaking down his new book - Hip Hop (and Other Things) (45:30) Which Ghostface swag he’d take (52:10) Shea’s favourite 3-album runs in rap (53:33)   Now, the Crate 808 Mailbag - thank you ALL the listeners/viewers who hit us up with some amazing MF DOOM stories, shouts for best football references in rap and a look through the usual staples.   To get involved, email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🤔 If you could see one hip hop act perform live (dead or alive), which one and why? 🤯 Tell us your best and worst rap concert stories 🎵 What are the best examples of xylophone and flute hip hop? ⚽️ Found a football reference in rap? THROW IT OUR WAY, we want to hear more! 💥 What are the best guest openers on rap albums? 🤔 Who has the best verse on Jay-Z’s ‘Reservoir Dogs’? Did Young MC use the beat better? 🎻 What are your top 5 rap ballads?  🎤 What is the BEST Raekwon verse ever and why? 📈 What is Ghostface Killah’s apex? 👽 What song off of ‘Ironman’ would get on a playlist you’d play to an alien to teach it hip hop? 😴 The strangest dreams you’ve had about a rapper 💎 What rapper’s swag would you wear to a wedding, funeral or job interview? 😯 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 😬 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🖋 You have to get a rap song tattooed on you…which one, where and why? 👎 What’s the worst rap beat of 1995? 😭 What’s your best AND worst rap memorabilia?   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
12/23/202159 minutes, 40 seconds
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Talking Eazy E, DJ Muggs, House of Pain, Anderson .Paak, Good Life Cafe with Adrian Miller | Ep. 120

This week we’re joined by record exec and manager to Anderson .Paak, Adrian Miller - a man who helped build the LA hip hop scene and work with Good Life Cafe, Easy E, Ras Kass, RZA, DJ Muggs, House of Pain, Freestyle Fellowship and many more.   We spoke on a whole host of subjects, including…   🔥 How DJ Muggs and House of Pain changed hip hop 👀 Did Ice Cube really steal Volume 10’s style? 💥 Making ‘Pistol Grip Pump’…and DJ Mugg’s superb reaction 🙏 His relationship with Eazy E and Jerry Heller 🗣 Origins of the Good Life Cafe ✍️ Helping Freestyle Fellowship get signed 😱 How nobody wanted to sign Anderson .Paak 🤝 What it’s like being family to Freeway Rick - the man that Franklin Saint is based on from Snowfall   YouTube Version 📺 https://youtu.be/fvHxOQUHSVc   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔    🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐 Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶   Now if you don’t know about Patreon, it’s a website you can go help support our show and for a small donation every month, you get some extra episodes, early access and a chance to chat with us live for general rap chat and hearing your takes on some of the classic hip hop records from the 90s.    Every week, join Kambi Thandi for engaging rap chat via live hangouts with patrons, exclusive playlists, fun polls and a wide-ranging selection of episodes diving into the work of the Wu-Tang Clan, MF DOOM, J Dilla and more. Subscribe to listen and join in the fun: patreon.com/crate808 🎉 Show Notes: Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (00:00) What LA hip hop was like in the early 90s (05:20) Being there at the origins of the Good Life Cafe (11:40) Helping Freestyle Fellowship get signed (17:22) Working with Ras Kass and meeting The Pharcyde (19:56) Did Ice Cube really steal Volume 10’s style? Plus making ‘Pistol Grip Pump’…and DJ Mugg’s superb reaction (24:45) What lessons he learnt working with The Pharcyde (29:30) What hip hop NEEDS right now: Togetherness and becoming a family unit (31:00) DJ Muggs and House of Pain: Why they changed hip hop (35:20) How nobody wanted to sign Anderson .Paak (41:40) His relationship with Eazy E and Jerry Heller (44:34) Meeting Eazy E (46:03) Memories of Death Row Records (called Godfather Entertainment at the start) (47:40) What it’s like being family to Freeway Rick - the man that Franklin Saint is based on from Snowfall (49:22)   Crate 808 Mailbag, so thank you all the listeners/viewers who hit us up with some amazing MF DOOM stories, shouts for best football references in rap and a look through the usual staples.   To get involved, email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🤔 If you could see one hip hop act perform live (dead or alive), which one and why? 🤯 Tell us your best and worst rap concert stories 🎵 What are the best examples of xylophone and flute hip hop? ⚽️ Found a football reference in rap? THROW IT OUR WAY, we want to hear more! 💥 What are the best guest openers on rap albums? 🤔 Who has the best verse on Jay-Z’s ‘Reservoir Dogs’? Did Young MC use the beat better? 🎻 What are your top 5 rap ballads?  🎤 What is the BEST Raekwon verse ever and why? 📈 What is Ghostface Killah’s apex? 👽 What song off of ‘Ironman’ would get on a playlist you’d play to an alien to teach it hip hop? 😴 The strangest dreams you’ve had about a rapper 💎 What rapper’s swag would you wear to a wedding, funeral or job interview? 😯 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 😬 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🖋 You have to get a rap song tattooed on you…which one, where and why? 👎 What’s the worst rap beat of 1995? 😭 What’s your best AND worst rap memorabilia?   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
12/19/20211 hour, 1 minute, 16 seconds
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Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ (Patreon Clip)

Full episode: https://www.patreon.com/posts/bonus-episode-i-59753050   Subscribe to our Patreon for more dope rap chat: https://www.patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Continuing our  'Why I Love' series, we welcome on Jon Bass (Notorious P.O.D.) to chop it up about an all time cut - ‘Figaro’ from the 2004 classic album, Madvillainy. We got into it over the CRAZY bars, his relationship with Madlib and so much more 🔥   Join us for more bonus episodes, early access, fun polls and live chats every month with other rap nerds 🍿 Also on our Patreon… Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐   Drop your comments to us on your thoughts on ‘Figaro’, DOOM, Madlib or anything else that takes your fancy...and please help spread the word by letting people know what we've got going on our Patreon. Enjoy!   #MFDOOM #Madlib #Madvillain
12/12/202114 minutes, 2 seconds
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Best Hip Hop Songs from 1994 Livestream Chat | The 808th Chamber Ep. 119

YouTube Version 📺 https://youtu.be/zcYfJGxv-N8   We’re back with our Patreon livestream chat (called The 808th Chamber) with more shouts for our alien playlist - 100 90s Songs You’d Play to An Alien to Define Hip Hop (full list https://www.crate808.com/alien-playlist). So much to dive into from 1994, including Gravediggaz, DJ Quik, Notorious B.I.G, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Warren G, Dogg Pound, Jeru the Damaja…and also Sam Sneed and Vanilla Ice 😭   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐   Now if you don’t know about Patreon, it’s a website you can go help support our show and for a small donation every month, you get some extra episodes, early access and a chance to chat with us live for general rap chat and hearing your takes on some of the classic hip hop records from the 90s.    Every week, join Kambi Thandi for engaging rap chat via live hangouts with patrons, exclusive playlists, fun polls and a wide-ranging selection of episodes diving into the work of the Wu-Tang Clan, MF DOOM, J Dilla and more. Subscribe to listen and join in the fun: patreon.com/crate808 🎉   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔  🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons to be notified of new episodes 🔔  Show Notes: Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (08:45) Tracks from ’94: Sam Sneed’s ‘U Better Recognize’, Vanilla Ice’s ‘Hit ‘Em Hard’, Notorious B.I.G’s ‘Juicy’, Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s ‘All the Places’, Warren G’s ‘Regulate’, Shyheim the Rugged Child, Volume 10’s ‘Pistol Grip Pump’ (22:00) Gravediggaz’s ‘1-800-Suicide’, The Boogiemonsters’ ‘Old Man Jacob’s Well’, Redman’s ‘Can’t Wait’ (36:30) DJ Quik’s ‘Dollaz + Sense’, OutKast and Gang Starr (44:30) Dogg Pound’s ‘What Would U Do?’, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube’s ‘Natural Born Killaz’ (51:15) Craig Mack’s ‘Flava in Ya Ear’, Beastie Boys, Casual, Organized Konfusion’s ‘Stray Bullet’ (54:30) Jeru the Damaja’s ‘Come Clean’, OC’s ‘Time’s Up’ (1:00:10) Wildcard: Pharoahe Monch’s ‘Simon Says’ (1:07:56) Wildcard: Ice Cube’s ‘When Will They Shoot?’ (1:12:14) Wildcard: MF DOOM’s ‘Rhymes Like Dimes’ (1:14:39)   Crate 808 Mailbag, so thank you all the listeners/viewers who hit us up with some amazing MF DOOM stories, shouts for best football references in rap and a look through the usual staples.   To get involved, email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🤔 If you could see one hip hop act perform live (dead or alive), which one and why? 🤯 Tell us your best and worst rap concert stories 🎵 What are the best examples of xylophone and flute hip hop? ⚽️ Found a football reference in rap? THROW IT OUR WAY, we want to hear more! 💥 What are the best guest openers on rap albums? 🤔 Who has the best verse on Jay-Z’s ‘Reservoir Dogs’? Did Young MC use the beat better? 🎻 What are your top 5 rap ballads?  🎤 What is the BEST Raekwon verse ever and why? 📈 What is Ghostface Killah’s apex? 👽 What song off of ‘Ironman’ would get on a playlist you’d play to an alien to teach it hip hop? 😴 The strangest dreams you’ve had about a rapper 💎 What rapper’s swag would you wear to a wedding, funeral or job interview? 😯 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 😬 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🖋 You have to get a rap song tattooed on you…which one, where and why? 👎 What’s the worst rap beat of 1995? 😭 What’s your best AND worst rap memorabilia?   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com   #90sHipHop #90sRap #HipHopPodcast
12/5/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 44 seconds
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Cappadonna Interview: Talking Wu-Tang Clan, Ghostface, Raekwon and More | Ep. 118

This week is special as we go full Wu-Tang Clan and speak to the Captain of the Dons, The Original Cappa Slappa himself - Cappadonna is in the house! 😱👐🐝 Honoured to have on the legend to speak on Ghosface Killah, Raekwon and ODB, as well as insight into all-time Wu bangers like Ice Cream, Triumph, Careful (Click, Click), Winter Warz and coming up with ridiculous words like ‘discombumberate’ 😂   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐   Now if you don’t know about Patreon, it’s a website you can go help support our show and for a small donation every month, you get some extra episodes, early access and a chance to chat with us live for general rap chat and hearing your takes on some of the classic hip hop records from the 90s.    Every week, join Kambi Thandi for engaging rap chat via live hangouts with patrons, exclusive playlists, fun polls and a wide-ranging selection of episodes diving into the work of the Wu-Tang Clan, MF DOOM, J Dilla and more. Subscribe to listen and join in the fun: patreon.com/crate808 🎉   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔  🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons to be notified of new episodes 🔔  Show Notes: Supreme Clientele Patreon clip (01:11) Cappadonna interview (14:40) Cappadonna intro (15:11) Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (16:30) Reacting to Raekwon’s words of praise (18:15) What’s so special about the trinity between Cappa, Ghost and Rae (19:30) When he clicked with Rae and Ghost…sending kites in class! (21:51) Cappa’s costume changes in the Triumph video (23:10) Remembering the Ice Cream video (24:05) Describing the Wu-Tang Clan to aliens, Ironman and Winter Warz (30:20) Winter Warz: How did he come up with the word ‘discombumberate’ (33:02) Talking The Pillage (34:45) Making Careful (Click, Click) (38:00) Breaking down every Wu member (40:48) Meeting ODB and spitting lyrics with him (43:57) How it felt taking a break from hip hop (47:00) How he was supposed to work with Nas, Rae and Ghost on a track (49:05)   Crate 808 Mailbag, so thank you all the listeners/viewers who hit us up with some amazing MF DOOM stories, shouts for best football references in rap and a look through the usual staples.   To get involved, email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🤔 If you could see one hip hop act perform live (dead or alive), which one and why? 🤯 Tell us your best and worst rap concert stories 🎵 What are the best examples of xylophone and flute hip hop? ⚽️ Found a football reference in rap? THROW IT OUR WAY, we want to hear more! 💥 What are the best guest openers on rap albums? 🤔 Who has the best verse on Jay-Z’s ‘Reservoir Dogs’? Did Young MC use the beat better? 🎻 What are your top 5 rap ballads?  🎤 What is the BEST Raekwon verse ever and why? 📈 What is Ghostface Killah’s apex? 👽 What song off of ‘Ironman’ would get on a playlist you’d play to an alien to teach it hip hop? 😴 The strangest dreams you’ve had about a rapper 💎 What rapper’s swag would you wear to a wedding, funeral or job interview? 😯 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 😬 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🖋 You have to get a rap song tattooed on you…which one, where and why? 👎 What’s the worst rap beat of 1995? 😭 What’s your best AND worst rap memorabilia?   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com   #WuTang #WuTangClan #Cappadonna
11/28/202152 minutes, 48 seconds
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Black Star’s ‘Mos Def and Talib Kweli Are Black Star’ Album Review with Alexander Fruchter | Ep. 117

This week we chop it over one of the best hip hop records ever - a personal favourite, 1998’s Mos Def and Talib Kweli Are Black Star album by Black Star 🤩 And bringing this classic album to the table is writer, DJ, blog era OG and co-founder of indie label Closed Sessions, Alexander Fruchter is in the house!   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝 Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩   Now if you don’t know about Patreon, it’s a website you can go help support our show and for a small donation every month, you get some extra episodes, early access and a chance to chat with us live for general rap chat and hearing your takes on some of the classic hip hop records from the 90s.    Every week, join Kambi Thandi for engaging rap chat via live hangouts with patrons, exclusive playlists, fun polls and a wide-ranging selection of episodes diving into the work of the Wu-Tang Clan, MF DOOM, J Dilla and more. Subscribe to listen and join in the fun: patreon.com/crate808 🎉   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔  Show Notes: Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (00:54) Why this album should be in Crate 808 (01:38) Most Rewindable Moments: Mos Def on ‘Thieves in the Night’ (21:45) Mos Def or Talib Kweli: Who you got? (26:30) 5-Mic Moments: ‘Definition’ and ‘Re:Definition’ (30:27) Hottest Bars: Thieves of the Night (36:25) 5-Mic Moments: Respiration (39:47) Non-90s Rappers and Feature Trinity: Would you put Kanye on here? (56:03)   Crate 808 Mailbag, so thank you all the listeners/viewers who hit us up with some amazing MF DOOM stories, shouts for best football references in rap and a look through the usual staples.   To get involved, email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🤔 If you could see one hip hop act perform live (dead or alive), which one and why? 🤯 Tell us your best and worst rap concert stories 🎵 What are the best examples of xylophone and flute hip hop? ⚽️ Found a football reference in rap? THROW IT OUR WAY, we want to hear more! 💥 What are the best guest openers on rap albums? 🤔 Who has the best verse on Jay-Z’s ‘Reservoir Dogs’? Did Young MC use the beat better? 🎻 What are your top 5 rap ballads?  🎤 What is the BEST Raekwon verse ever and why? 📈 What is Ghostface Killah’s apex? 👽 What song off of ‘Ironman’ would get on a playlist you’d play to an alien to teach it hip hop? 😴 The strangest dreams you’ve had about a rapper 💎 What rapper’s swag would you wear to a wedding, funeral or job interview? 😯 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 😬 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🖋 You have to get a rap song tattooed on you…which one, where and why? 👎 What’s the worst rap beat of 1995? 😭 What’s your best AND worst rap memorabilia?   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
11/20/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 26 seconds
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Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ (Patreon Clip)

Full episode: https://www.patreon.com/posts/58614806 Crate 808 Patreon 👉 https://www.patreon.com/crate808   Yes, it's here, you can now subscribe to our Patreon right now! Link is below if you fancy bonus episodes, early access, fun polls and more live chats heading your way! We kick off our ‘Why I Love: J Dilla Edition’ series with a look at not one, but two classic Jay Dee cuts - ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ 🔥 And bringing those amazing records to the table, we have Yemi and Peter from the Rhymes Like Dimes podcast, so get set for some full-on Dilla love…and some more ridiculous categories coming your way 😂🍩   Let us know your thoughts in the comments, on these cuts and Dilla tracks you’d bring to the table...and please help spread the word by letting people know what we've got going on our Patreon. Enjoy!   Helpful guide: For people trying to figure how to hear it on your podcast player, you can grab all Patreon content via this RSS feed link: https://www.patreon.com/rss/crate808?auth=no5QiTGdKgxRPjzEyq8XTFyRa25T3Yo8 I know, RSS?! What's one of them?! 😆 Well this is the feed that you should be able to incorporate into your podcast player, or simply listen via the Patreon desktop or app. Hopefully it's seamless enough, but any questions hit us up or simply check this helpful link: https://support.patreon.com/hc/en-gb/articles/212055866
11/13/202112 minutes, 23 seconds
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Best Rap Songs from 1993/1995 Livestream Chat + Mailbag | The 808th Chamber Ep. 116

We kick off our first ever Patreon livestream chat (called The 808th Chamber) with a dip into the mailbag, and more shouts for our alien playlist - 100 90s Songs You’d Play to An Alien to Define Hip Hop (full list https://www.crate808.com/alien-playlist). It got heated but the crew had such a laugh with the patrons, talking on songs from Masta Ace, Onyx, Souls of Mischief, Tupac and Digital Underground, De La Soul, Smif-N-Wessun, The Coup…and Montell Jordan?!! 🤷‍♂️   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Patreon-only episodes: Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://www.patreon.com/posts/bonus-episode-i-57224988 🍺 Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://www.patreon.com/posts/57935952 🐝   Now if you don’t know about Patreon, it’s a website you can go help support our show and for a small donation every month, you get some extra episodes, early access and a chance to chat with us live for general rap chat and hearing your takes on some of the classic hip hop records from the 90s.    Every week, join Kambi Thandi for engaging rap chat via live hangouts with patrons, exclusive playlists, fun polls and a wide-ranging selection of episodes diving into the work of the Wu-Tang Clan, MF DOOM, J Dilla and more. Subscribe to listen and join in the fun: patreon.com/crate808 🎉   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔  Show Notes: Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? If you had to listen to one hip hop track on repeat for 60 mins in a float tank…which one and why? (08:45) Crate 808 Mailbag: Worst beat of ‘95 - LL Cool J’s ‘Ain’t Nobody’; football references in rap - shout out to Cousin Feo (12:35) Alien Playlist: 93 ’til Infinity by Souls of Mischief (28:08) I Get Around by Tupac and Digital Underground (35:22) I Be Blowin’ by De La Soul (38:13) Bucktown by Smif-N-Wessun (44:08) This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan (48:22) Funk by The Coup (53:18)   Crate 808 Mailbag, so thank you all the listeners/viewers who hit us up with some amazing MF DOOM stories, shouts for best football references in rap and a look through the usual staples.   To get involved, email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🤔 If you could see one hip hop act perform live (dead or alive), which one and why? 🤯 Tell us your best and worst rap concert stories 🎵 What are the best examples of xylophone and flute hip hop? ⚽️ Found a football reference in rap? THROW IT OUR WAY, we want to hear more! 💥 What are the best guest openers on rap albums? 🤔 Who has the best verse on Jay-Z’s ‘Reservoir Dogs’? Did Young MC use the beat better? 🎻 What are your top 5 rap ballads?  🎤 What is the BEST Raekwon verse ever and why? 📈 What is Ghostface Killah’s apex? 👽 What song off of ‘Ironman’ would get on a playlist you’d play to an alien to teach it hip hop? 😴 The strangest dreams you’ve had about a rapper 💎 What rapper’s swag would you wear to a wedding, funeral or job interview? 😯 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 😬 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🖋 You have to get a rap song tattooed on you…which one, where and why? 👎 What’s the worst rap beat of 1995? 😭 What’s your best AND worst rap memorabilia?   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com   #90sHipHop #HipHopPodcast #RapPodcast
11/7/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 21 seconds
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Wu-Tang Chronicles: Ghostface Killah’s ‘Ironman’ Album Review (Patreon Clip)

Get your Wallys on and your eagle wrist-pieces cleaned - Crate 808 is kicking off it’s Wu-Tang Chronicles series by looking through every Ghostface Killah album…and we start with the classic record, ‘Ironman’ 🔥 And to dive into it we have on one our favourite hip hop podcasters out there - Call Out Culture’s very own Zilla Rocca! We get into it for one of my favourite chats about Ghost ever 💯   To get the full episode subscribe to our Patreon right now - link is below if you fancy bonus episodes, early access, fun polls and more live chats heading your way! Episode link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/57935952 👉 https://www.patreon.com/crate808
10/29/202112 minutes, 38 seconds
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Eve’s ‘Let There Be Eve’ Album Review with Joelah Noble | Ep. 115

This week we dive into the Ruff Ryders canon with a superb guest - TV presenter and actress, Joelah Noble brings Eve’s 1999 album,‘Let There Be Eve…Ruff Ryders First Lady’, to the Crate 808 table. Such a wicked chat touching on Eve, The Roots, Swizz Beats, DMX, Jay-Z, dreams about Puff Daddy and even tongue scrapers 👅😂 A great wide-ranging convo right here, so enjoy!   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Latest Patreon-only episode: Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://www.patreon.com/posts/bonus-episode-i-57224988 🍺   Now if you don’t know about Patreon, it’s a website you can go help support our show and for a small donation every month, you get some extra episodes, early access and a chance to chat with us live for general rap chat and hearing your takes on some of the classic hip hop records from the 90s.    Every week, join Kambi Thandi for engaging rap chat via live hangouts with patrons, exclusive playlists, fun polls and a wide-ranging selection of episodes diving into the work of the Wu-Tang Clan, MF DOOM, J Dilla and more. Subscribe to listen and join in the fun: patreon.com/crate808 🎉   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔  Show Notes: Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (00:40) Why this album should be in Crate 808 (03:55) How Eve influenced her and her ‘Thugged Out Barbie’ nickname (09:32) Thoughts on Swizz Beats’ production and ‘Philly Philly’ (11:46) Joelah wants to stalk Eve in London (27:00) Why she loves Jay-Z (34:38) Discovering Jay-Z and Jermaine Dupri…and liking JD more (38:55) Strangest dreams about rappers: Disgusting thoughts about P Diddy (45:11)   Crate 808 Mailbag, so thank you all the listeners/viewers who hit us up with some amazing MF DOOM stories, shouts for best football references in rap and a look through the usual staples.   To get involved, email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🤔 If you could see one hip hop act perform live (dead or alive), which one and why? 🤯 Tell us your best and worst rap concert stories 🎵 What are the best examples of xylophone and flute hip hop? ⚽️ Found a football reference in rap? THROW IT OUR WAY, we want to hear more! 💥 What are the best guest openers on rap albums? 🤔 Who has the best verse on Jay-Z’s ‘Reservoir Dogs’? Did Young MC use the beat better? 🎻 What are your top 5 rap ballads?  🎤 What is the BEST Raekwon verse ever and why? 📈 What is Ghostface Killah’s apex? 👽 What song off of ‘Ironman’ would get on a playlist you’d play to an alien to teach it hip hop? 😴 The strangest dreams you’ve had about a rapper 💎 What rapper’s swag would you wear to a wedding, funeral or job interview? 😯 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 😬 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🖋 You have to get a rap song tattooed on you…which one, where and why? 👎 What’s the worst rap beat of 1995? 😭 What’s your best AND worst rap memorabilia?   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com   #Eve #RuffDyders #DMX
10/24/202159 minutes, 25 seconds
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Blu and Exile Interview: Talking ‘Miles’, Tribe vs. Gang Starr and Much More | Ep. 114

This week we’re joined by two rap legends - Blu and Exile are in the hot seat talking about their storied careers, their 2020 album ‘Miles’, KRS-One, Tribe vs. Gang Starr and Exile becoming a Ghostface flasher (yes, it got strange 😂)   🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨   Latest Patreon-only episode: Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://www.patreon.com/posts/bonus-episode-i-57224988 🍺   Now if you don’t know about Patreon, it’s a website you can go help support our show and for a small donation every month, you get some extra episodes, early access and a chance to chat with us live for general rap chat and hearing your takes on some of the classic hip hop records from the 90s.    Every week, join Kambi Thandi for engaging rap chat via live hangouts with patrons, exclusive playlists, fun polls and a wide-ranging selection of episodes diving into the work of the Wu-Tang Clan, MF DOOM, J Dilla and more. Subscribe to listen and join in the fun: patreon.com/crate808 🎉   🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔  Show Notes: Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (01:10) Talking about their album ‘Miles’ a year later (01:52) ‘Roots of Blue’ and ‘The Feeling’ (04:25) Speak on their love for crate digging (09:22) How they hooked up with Jacinto Rhines and making ‘Roots of Blue’ (11:14) How they feel a duty to make hip hop that connects to the human spirit (15:30) Some of their favourite KRS-One stories (20:50) What they miss from the 00s: Blu and Exile is a gourmet meal! (25:17) Their favourite 3-album runs of the 90s (29:23) Slept-On Wu-Tang Clan Bangers…what Ghostface swag would they wear? (32:14)   Crate 808 Mailbag, so thank you all the listeners/viewers who hit us up with some amazing MF DOOM stories, shouts for best football references in rap and a look through the usual staples.   To get involved, email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🤔 If you could see one hip hop act perform live (dead or alive), which one and why? 🤯 Tell us your best and worst rap concert stories 🎵 What are the best examples of xylophone and flute hip hop? ⚽️ Found a football reference in rap? THROW IT OUR WAY, we want to hear more! 💥 What are the best guest openers on rap albums? 🤔 Who has the best verse on Jay-Z’s ‘Reservoir Dogs’? Did Young MC use the beat better? 🎻 What are your top 5 rap ballads?  🎤 What is the BEST Raekwon verse ever and why? 📈 What is Ghostface Killah’s apex? 👽 What song off of ‘Ironman’ would get on a playlist you’d play to an alien to teach it hip hop? 😴 The strangest dreams you’ve had about a rapper 💎 What rapper’s swag would you wear to a wedding, funeral or job interview? 😯 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 😬 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🖋 You have to get a rap song tattooed on you…which one, where and why? 👎 What’s the worst rap beat of 1995? 😭 What’s your best AND worst rap memorabilia?   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
10/17/202137 minutes, 9 seconds
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Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ (Patreon Clip)

Yes, it's here, you can now subscribe to our Patreon right now! Link is below if you fancy bonus episodes, early access, fun polls and more live chats heading your way! https://www.patreon.com/crate808   So, kicking off our new Patreon 'Why I Love' series, we dive into MF DOOM's 'One Beer' with Shotgun the Aux's Tom Comey. So expect some diving into those brilliant lyrics, gushing over Madlib beats and finally testing Tom's love for this classic cut in our new section: 'How Deep is Your Love'.   Drop your comments to us on your thoughts on 'One Beer', DOOM or anything else that takes your fancy...and please help spread the word by letting people know what we've got going on our Patreon. Enjoy!   For people trying to figure how to hear it on your podcast player, you can grab all Patreon content via this RSS feed link: https://www.patreon.com/rss/crate808?auth=no5QiTGdKgxRPjzEyq8XTFyRa25T3Yo8 I know, RSS?! What's one of them?! 😆 Well this is the feed that you should be able to incorporate into your podcast player, or simply listen via the Patreon desktop or app. Hopefully it's seamless enough, but any questions hit us up or simply check this helpful link: https://support.patreon.com/hc/en-gb/articles/212055866
10/10/20214 minutes, 31 seconds
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Hip Hop Albums of The Year 2021 So Far | Ep. 113

One thing about us here at Crate 808, we seem to work on our own schedule…and that’s what we’re reviewing our favourite albums of 2021 so far in September and not the midway point 🙃 So get ready for some heated chat around the likes of Ka, Lloyd Banks, Armand Hammer, Navy Blue, The Alchemist, Tyler the Creator, Your Old Droog, Benny the Butcher, Skyzoo and much more 🍿   🚨 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔  Show Notes: Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (00:00) Ray No.5: TIME by Your Old Droog (07:02) James No.5: The House Is Burning by Isaiah Rashad (12:35) Kam No.5: Bo Jackson by The Alchemist and Boldy James (17:25) Ray No.4: The Course of the Inevitable by Lloyd Banks (25:30) James No.4: Camera of Sound by Jazz Spaztiks (30:45) Kam No.4: Navy’s Reprise by Navy Blue (34:20) Ray No.3: All the Brilliant Things by Skyzoo (41:48) James No.3: Tha YOD Fahim by Your Old Droog and Tha God Fahim (48:33) Kam No.3: Pray for Haiti by Mach Hommy (54:00) Ray No.2: The Plugs I Met 2 by Benny the Butcher and Harry Fraud (1:02:26) James No.2: Dialogue by Ol Burger Beats and Vuyo (1:09:16) Kam No.2: Haram by Armand Hammer and The Alchemist (1:13:10) Ray No.1: Hitman for Hire V2 by JoJo Pellegrino (1:22:05) James No.1: Call Me If You Get Lost by Tyler the Creator (1:30:30) Kam No.1: A Martyr's Reward by Ka (1:35:50)   Crate 808 Mailbag, so thank you all the listeners/viewers who hit us up with some amazing MF DOOM stories, shouts for best football references in rap and a look through the usual staples.   To get involved, email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🤔 If you could see one hip hop act perform live (dead or alive), which one and why? 🤯 Tell us your best and worst rap concert stories 🎵 What are the best examples of xylophone and flute hip hop? ⚽️ Found a football reference in rap? THROW IT OUR WAY, we want to hear more! 💥 What are the best guest openers on rap albums? 🤔 Who has the best verse on Jay-Z’s ‘Reservoir Dogs’? Did Young MC use the beat better? 🎻 What are your top 5 rap ballads?  🎤 What is the BEST Raekwon verse ever and why? 📈 What is Ghostface Killah’s apex? 👽 What song off of ‘Ironman’ would get on a playlist you’d play to an alien to teach it hip hop? 😴 The strangest dreams you’ve had about a rapper 💎 What rapper’s swag would you wear to a wedding, funeral or job interview? 😯 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 😬 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🖋 You have to get a rap song tattooed on you…which one, where and why? 👎 What’s the worst rap beat of 1995? 😭 What’s your best AND worst rap memorabilia?   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
9/26/20211 hour, 47 minutes, 56 seconds
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Kurupt, Ras Kass, Kxng Crooked Interview: Talking HRSMN and Much More | Ep. 112

Wow. Wee. What we have here may well be our favourite episode of 2021, with legends Kurupt and Ras Kass sitting down to talk all things hip hop…and even inviting on Slaughterhouse’s very own Kxng Crooked for a special cameo 😱   🚨 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   The legends touched on some UNREAL stories, including…   😱 Their most memorable rap battles: UNREAL stories from Ras battling Terror Squad, Kurupt battling outside The Tunnel nightclub, and Crooked I battling for Death Row Records and Suge Knight 😳 There may be a HRSMN track out there with Pharoahe Monch, how Mos Def was a extended member and whatever happened to ‘House of Horses’…their collab with SlaughtaHouse 🐐 Speaking on ‘The Chronic’, ‘Stranded on Death Row’, Kurupt signing for Death Row and their big breaks 🔥 When they realised they were elite MCs through KRS-One and Biggie Smalls, and remembering their first raps 👑 Breaking down the return of the HRSMN with Canibus and Killah Priest, and their album ‘The Last Ride’ 😬 Why they have a no-rewrites rule in the HRSMN 🤩 ‘Pinch Myself Moments’: Ras Kass performing with hip hop gods and memories of The Good Life 🎙 Huge love for Ice Cube, who named Ras Kass in his Top 5   Also, the Crate 808 Patreon is coming 🚨 To make sure you keep updated on the launch and amazing new hip hop shows we’ll be bringing, go to crate808.com and subscribe to the newsletter - we’ve got episodes looking at hidden gems albums from the 90s, the catalogues of MF DOOM and J Dilla and a new series focusing on the Wu-Tang Clan. Yes, it’s gonna be big, so subscribe to the newsletter for all the news 💯 Show Notes: Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (01:03) Breaking down the return of HRSMN with Canibus and Killah Priest, and their album ‘The Last Ride’ (03:09) Why they have a no-rewrites rule in the HRSMN (11:29) There may be a HRSMN track out there with Pharoahe Monch, how Mos Def was a extended member, whatever happened to ‘House of Horses’…their collab with SlaughtaHouse (12:40) When they realised they were elite MCs through KRS-One and Biggie Smalls, and remembering their first raps (17:00) Pinch Myself Moments: Ras Kass performing with hip hop gods and memories of The Good Life (26:51) Their most memorable rap battles: UNREAL stories from Ras battling Terror Squad, Kurupt battling outside The Tunnel nightclub, and Crooked I battling for Death Row Records and Suge Knight (32:40) Speaking on ‘The Chronic’, ‘Stranded on Death Row’, Kurupt signing for Death Row and their big breaks (47:00) Huge love for Ice Cube, who named Ras Kass in his Top 5 (1:01:00) Last great music they heard…and ‘Love is a Battlefield’ / ‘No Easy Way Out’ love (1:06:50)   Crate 808 Mailbag, so thank you all the listeners/viewers who hit us up with some amazing MF DOOM stories, shouts for best football references in rap and a look through the usual staples.   To get involved, email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🤔 If you could see one hip hop act perform live (dead or alive), which one and why? 🤯 Tell us your best and worst rap concert stories 🎵 What are the best examples of xylophone and flute hip hop? ⚽️ Found a football reference in rap? THROW IT OUR WAY, we want to hear more! 💥 What are the best guest openers on rap albums? 🤔 Who has the best verse on Jay-Z’s ‘Reservoir Dogs’? Did Young MC use the beat better? 🎻 What are your top 5 rap ballads? 🎤 What is the BEST Raekwon verse ever and why? 📈 What is Ghostface Killah’s apex? 👽 What song off of ‘Ironman’ would get on a playlist you’d play to an alien to teach it hip hop? 😴 The strangest dreams you’ve had about a rapper 💎 What rapper’s swag would you wear to a wedding, funeral or job interview? 😯 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 😬 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🖋 You have to get a rap song tattooed on you…which one, where and why? 👎 What’s the worst rap beat of 1995? 😭 What’s your best AND worst rap memorabilia?   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com   #Kurupt #RasKass #CrookedI
9/15/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 13 seconds
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Mos Def’s ‘Black on Both Sides’ Album Review with Kipp Stone | Ep. 111

This week we sit down with one of our favourite new artists out there - Ohio’s very own, Kipp Stone is in the house to speak on a stone-cold 90s hip hop classic…Mos Def’s 1999 record, ‘Black on Both Sides’ 🔥   🚨 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   We also dive into the curious case of Lesley Snypes - a rapper we made up on the show…but is now somehow an ACTUAL rapper with two songs out?!! 😱 Check it out here, fantastic: https://lesleysnypes.bandcamp.com   Crate 808 Mailbag, so thank you all the listeners/viewers who hit us up with some amazing MF DOOM stories, shouts for best football references in rap and a look through the usual staples.   To get involved, email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🤔 If you could see one hip hop act perform live (dead or alive), which one and why? 🤯 Tell us your best and worst rap concert stories 🎵 What are the best examples of xylophone and flute hip hop? ⚽️ Found a football reference in rap? THROW IT OUR WAY, we want to hear more! 💥 What are the best guest openers on rap albums? 🤔 Who has the best verse on Jay-Z’s ‘Reservoir Dogs’? Did Young MC use the beat better? 🎻 What are your top 5 rap ballads? 🎤 What is the BEST Raekwon verse ever and why? 📈 What is Ghostface Killah’s apex? 👽 What song off of ‘Ironman’ would get on a playlist you’d play to an alien to teach it hip hop? 😴 The strangest dreams you’ve had about a rapper 💎 What rapper’s swag would you wear to a wedding, funeral or job interview? 😯 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 😬 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🖋 You have to get a rap song tattooed on you…which one, where and why? 👎 What’s the worst rap beat of 1995? 😭 What’s your best AND worst rap memorabilia? Show Notes: Mailbag: Least hip hop thing in 24 hours…listening to Kanye’s Donda and loving Hieronymus Bosch?! (01:15) The curious case of Lesley Snypes (05:10) The Crate 808 Mailbag: Good football references in rap and another great Ghostface Killah story (07:55) Best year in 90s hip hop and best MF DOOM live stories (15:00) Kipp Stone talks on Mos Def’s ‘Black on Both Sides’ (22:10) Hidden Gem: ‘Climb’ and ‘May December’ (36:20) Kipp drops his best fishing tips! (45:00)   Also, the Crate 808 Patreon is coming 🚨 To make sure you keep updated on the launch and amazing new hip hop shows we’ll be bringing, go to crate808.com and subscribe to the newsletter - we’ve got episodes looking at hidden gems albums from the 90s, the catalogues of MF DOOM and J Dilla and a new series focusing on the Wu-Tang Clan. Yes, it’s gonna be big, so subscribe to the newsletter for all the news 💯   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com   #MosDef #Rawkus #YasiinBey
9/6/202156 minutes, 38 seconds
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MC Serch Interview: Talks MF DOOM, Illmatic, Tupac, Woodstock 99 and More | Ep. 110

This week we welcome on the Forrest Gump of hip hop, the legend that is MC Serch is in the house to talk all things MF DOOM, KMD, Subroc, Tupac, Nas, Illmatic, Eminem, UK’s Cookie Crew, Del the Funky Homosapien, Woodstock 99 and SO much more! 🔥 Expect some superb stories, including battling MCs and tales of Tupac, MF DOOM, Shock G and Subroc all freestyling around a piano about how much they love one another 😱   🚨 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔 Show Notes: Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (01:46) Love for London, Cookie Crew and full length coats (04:04) Seeing Del the Funky Homosapien and Hiero for the first time (09:35) The time when The Queen of England got the Gas Face (12:20) His new MF DOOM podcast series (23:16) How Subroc gave him the famous ‘3rd Bass’ fade (28:41) Stories of Tupac, MF DOOM, Shock G and Subroc all freestyling around a piano (32:39) Hardest battles he’s been in (36:47) First impressions of Nas and hearing Illmatic (44:42) Still has his check from Woodstock 99 (54:20) Thoughts on his album ‘Return of the Product’ and Eminem (1:00:03)   Also, the Crate 808 Patreon is coming 🚨 To make sure you keep updated on the launch and amazing new hip hop shows we’ll be bringing, go to crate808.com and subscribe to the newsletter - we’ve got episodes looking at hidden gems albums from the 90s, the catalogues of MF DOOM and J Dilla and a new series focusing on the Wu-Tang Clan. Yes, it’s gonna be big, so subscribe to the newsletter for all the news 💯   Also, we’d love to hear from you for our mailbag episodes, so email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🎵 What are the best examples of xylophone and flute hip hop? 🎙 Which MCs dropped the best features in the 90s? 💥 What are the best guest openers on rap albums? 👀 Is Jay-Z’s ‘It’s Like That’ a Hidden Gem…or absolutely awful?! 🤔 Who has the best verse on ‘Reservoir Dogs’? Did Young MC use the beat better? 🎻 What are your top 5 rap ballads? 🎤 What is the BEST Raekwon verse ever and why? 📈 What is Ghostface Killah’s apex? 👽 What song off of ‘Ironman’ would get on a playlist you’d play to an alien to teach it hip hop? 😴 The strangest dreams you’ve had about a rapper 💎 What rapper’s swag would you wear to a wedding, funeral or job interview? 😯 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 😬 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🖋 You have to get a rap song tattooed on you…which one, where and why? 👎 What’s the worst rap beat of 1995? 😭 What’s your best AND worst rap memorabilia?   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
8/30/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 21 seconds
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DJ Shadow’s ‘Endtroducing’ Album Review with Sean Murray | Ep. 109

Yo yo yo! This week we welcome actor and NCIS legend, Sean Murray, onto the pod, to speak on a bonafide classic 90s record - DJ Shadow’s 1996 masterpiece, ’Endtroducing…..’ 💥 So get set for a wicked hip hop chat that delves into love for Aphex Twin, Madlib and (as always) Burial. 🍿   🚨 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔 Show Notes: Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (01:06) Why this album should be in Crate 808 - and Sean’s love for Aphex Twin (02:30) He saw Kyuss perform in the desert (08:00) Why ‘Stem / Long Stem’ and ‘Midnight in a Perfect World’ are classics (08:30) Great Twin Peaks trivia to the album (18:23) Most Rewindable Moments: ‘Midnight in a Perfect World’, ‘Organ Donor’ (20:14) Hidden Gem: ‘Mutual Slump’ (26:55) Love for ‘Building Steam from a Grain of Salt’ (29:46) Thoughts on the album cover and title (31:30) Digging into ‘The Number Song’ (34:59)   And the superb dubstep documentary we spoke on from Timbah.On.Toast is here: https://bit.ly/3kdBBpX   Also, the Crate 808 Patreon is coming 🚨 To make sure you keep updated on the launch and amazing new hip hop shows we’ll be bringing, go to crate808.com and subscribe to the newsletter - we’ve got episodes looking at hidden gems albums from the 90s, the catalogues of MF DOOM and J Dilla and a new series focusing on the Wu-Tang Clan. Yes, it’s gonna be big, so subscribe to the newsletter for all the news 💯   Also, we’d love to hear from you for our mailbag episodes, so email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🎵 What are the best examples of xylophone and flute hip hop? 🎙 Which MCs dropped the best features in the 90s? 💥 What are the best guest openers on rap albums? 👀 Is Jay-Z’s ‘It’s Like That’ a Hidden Gem…or absolutely awful?! 🤔 Who has the best verse on ‘Reservoir Dogs’? Did Young MC use the beat better? 🎻 What are your top 5 rap ballads? 🎤 What is the BEST Raekwon verse ever and why? 📈 What is Ghostface Killah’s apex? 👽 What song off of ‘Ironman’ would get on a playlist you’d play to an alien to teach it hip hop? 😴 The strangest dreams you’ve had about a rapper 💎 What rapper’s swag would you wear to a wedding, funeral or job interview? 😯 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 😬 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🖋 You have to get a rap song tattooed on you…which one, where and why? 👎 What’s the worst rap beat of 1995? 😭 What’s your best AND worst rap memorabilia?   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com   #DJShadow #Endtroducing #90sHipHop
8/23/202152 minutes, 33 seconds
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Debate Pt.3: The Pharcyde’s ‘Labcabincalifornia’ Album Review | Ep. 108

We conclude our three-part debate with our closing album - The Pharcyde’s incredible 1995 effort, ‘Labcabincalifornia’ 🔥   Catch part one of the debate, focusing on Ghostface’s ‘Ironman’ album: https://youtu.be/VcPXjS5HblY And part two, diving into Jay-Z’s ‘Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life’: https://youtu.be/mtn_S-NEEhQ   🚨 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   Along the way, Ray, James and Kam hit up some new categories for our mailbag episode - we’d love to hear from you, so email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🎵 What are the best examples of xylophone and flute hip hop? 🎙 Which MCs dropped the best features in the 90s? 💥 What are the best guest openers on rap albums? 👀 Is Jay-Z’s ‘It’s Like That’ a Hidden Gem…or absolutely awful?! 🤔 Who has the best verse on ‘Reservoir Dogs’? Did Young MC use the beat better? 🎻 What are your top 5 rap ballads? 🎤 What is the BEST Raekwon verse ever and why? 📈 What is Ghostface Killah’s apex? 👽 What song off of ‘Ironman’ would get on a playlist you’d play to an alien to teach it hip hop? 😴 The strangest dreams you’ve had about a rapper 💎 What rapper’s swag would you wear to a wedding, funeral or job interview? 😯 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 😬 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🖋 You have to get a rap song tattooed on you…which one, where and why? 👎 What’s the worst rap beat of 1995? 😭 What’s your best AND worst rap memorabilia?   Check our chat with Pharcyde’s SlimKid3:  https://bit.ly/3kRItaX Show Notes: Why The Pharcyde deserve to be in Crate 808 (01:20) 5-Mic Moments: ‘Drop’ and that incredible music video (05:00) The genius of J Dilla on this album (12:00) Hidden Gems: ’Pharcyde’, ‘The Hustle’ and ‘Just Don’t Matter’ (22:53) Big love for J Dilla’s remix of ‘Y?’ and xylophone and flute hip hop (29:13) Why ‘Splattitorium’ is great…but tell Chris Rock that (31:00) Non-90s Rappers / Which Track Are You Putting Pusha T On? (39:31) 30-Second Conclusion (51:00)   Also, the Crate 808 Patreon is coming 🚨 To make sure you keep updated on the launch and amazing new hip hop shows we’ll be bringing, go to crate808.com and subscribe to the newsletter - we’ve got episodes looking at hidden gems albums from the 90s, the catalogues of MF DOOM and J Dilla and a new series focusing on the Wu-Tang Clan. Yes, it’s gonna be big, so subscribe to the newsletter for all the news 💯   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com   #ThePharcyde #JDilla #JayDee
8/13/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 46 seconds
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Debate Pt.2: Jay-Z’s ‘Vol.2… Hard Knock Life’ Album Review | Ep. 107

We continue this week’s debate with a dive into Jay-Z’s third album - ‘Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life’ 💥   Catch part one of the debate, focusing on Ghostface’s ‘Ironman’ album: https://youtu.be/VcPXjS5HblY   And keep it locked for the final instalment of this debate - The Pharcyde’s ‘Labcabincalifornia’ 🔥   🚨 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   Along the way, Ray, James and Kam hit up some new categories for our mailbag episode - we’d love to hear from you, so email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🔲 What are the best guest openers on rap albums? 🔲 Is ‘It’s Like That’ a Hidden Gem…or absolutely awful?! 🔲 Who has the best verse on ‘Reservoir Dogs’? Did Young MC use the beat better? 🔲 What are your top 5 rap ballads? 🔲 What is the BEST Raekwon verse ever and why? 🔲 What is Ghost’s apex? 🔲 What song off of ‘Ironman’ would get on a playlist you’d play to an alien to teach it hip hop? 🔲 What are your best opening tracks in 90s hip hop? 🔲 The strangest dreams you’ve had about a rapper 🔲 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 🔲 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🔲 What rapper’s swag would you wear to a wedding, funeral or job interview? 🔲 You have to get a rap song tattooed on you…which one, where and why? 🔲 What’s the worst rap beat of 1995? 🔲 Best and worst rap memorabilia? Show Notes: Should this album get into Crate 808…and did Jay-Z steal too many ideas from his peers? (00:27) Most Rewindable Moments: ‘Money Ain’t a Thang’, ‘Money, Cash, Hoes’ (06:57) Is ‘It’s Like That’ a Hidden Gem…or absolutely awful?! (14:00) Most Rewindable Moment: ‘Reservoir Dogs’…but who has the best verse and did Young MC use the beat better? (15:30) A tense argument over ‘A Week Ago’, ‘Hands Down’, the value of Memphis Bleek and what are the best guest openers on rap albums? (26:30) How has ‘Can I Get A’ aged? (31:13) 5-Mic Moments: Where does ‘Hard Knock Life’ stand in Jay-Z’s career? (35:30) Why ‘The Blueprint’ makes Kam think of kebab meat and chips (39:46) Sample Corner: A callback to Tim Dog (41:02) Why our ‘Non-90s Rappers’ category should become ‘Which Track Are You Putting Pusha T On?’ (46:39) 30-Second Conclusion (54:50)   Also, the Crate 808 Patreon is coming 🚨 To make sure you keep updated on the launch and amazing new hip hop shows we’ll be bringing, go to crate808.com and subscribe to the newsletter - we’ve got episodes looking at hidden gems albums from the 90s, the catalogues of MF DOOM and J Dilla and a new series focusing on the Wu-Tang Clan. Yes, it’s gonna be big, so subscribe to the newsletter for all the news 💯   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
8/10/202157 minutes, 30 seconds
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Debate Pt.1: Ironman (Ghostface) vs. Vol.2 Hard Knock Life (Jay-Z) vs. Labcabincalifornia (The Pharcyde) | Ep. 106

The Crate 808 squad FINALLY returns to talk classic 90s albums, and see which record we can put into our very own Hall of Fame - Crate 808. This is part one of a three-part episode, discussing Ghostface Killah’s ‘Ironman’, Jay-Z’s ‘Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life’ and The Pharcyde’s ‘Labcabincalifornia’ 🔥   And first up, we dive into ‘Ironman’, while hitting the regular Crate 808 staples - so get set for some dope golden era chat. Keep it locked for parts two and three where we bring up Jay-Z and The Pharcyde 👀   🚨 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   Along the way, Ray, James and Kam hit up some new categories for our mailbag episode - we’d love to hear from you, so email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🔲 What are your top 5 rap ballads? 🔲 What is the BEST Raekwon verse ever and why? 🔲 What is Ghost’s apex? 🔲 What song off of ‘Ironman’ (if any) would get on a playlist you’d play to an alien to teach it hip hop? 🔲 What are your best opening tracks in 90s hip hop? 🔲 The strangest dreams you’ve had about a rapper 🔲 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 🔲 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🔲 What rapper’s swag would you wear to a wedding, funeral or job interview? 🔲 You have to get a rap song tattooed on you…which one, where and why? 🔲 What’s the worst rap beat of 1995? 🔲 Best and worst rap memorabilia? Show Notes: Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (02:09) Is Ironman the most overrated album of 1996? (07:45) Why Ironman should be in Crate 808…and is Ghost speaking nonsense? (10:33) Why Raekwon and Cappadonna’s bars on ‘Iron Maiden’ are classic (23:46) Big love for ‘All That I Got is You’…and what are your top 5 rap ballads? (34:00) The time Ghostface stayed with Brett Ratner (39:20) Aged the Worst: ‘Wildflower’, ‘Camay’ and the speaking Ghostface doll (42:51) Hottest Bars: Raekwon on ‘Faster Blade’. Email us: What is the BEST Raekwon verse ever and why?! (49:45) The genius of Cappadonna on ‘Winter Warz’ (53:10) 5-Mic Moment: What is Ghost’s apex? (1:00:21) Track You’d Play to an Alien: ‘Daytona 500’ (1.07:28) Hidden Gems: ‘260’, ‘Assassination Day’, ‘Poisonous Darts’ and more (1:09:45) Non-90s Rappers on the Album: Freddie Gibbs…and Action Bronson?! (1:23:37) Why the album artwork is banging (1:28:49) 30-Second Conclusion (1:43:26)   Also, the Crate 808 Patreon is coming 🚨 To make sure you keep updated on the launch and amazing new hip hop shows we’ll be bringing, go to crate808.com and subscribe to the newsletter - we’ve got episodes looking at hidden gems albums from the 90s, the catalogues of MF DOOM and J Dilla and a new series focusing on the Wu-Tang Clan. Yes, it’s gonna be big, so subscribe to the newsletter for all the news 💯   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com   #GhostfaceKillah #WuTangClan #WuTang
8/8/20211 hour, 48 minutes, 2 seconds
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Del the Funky Homosapien’s ‘No Need for Alarm’ Album Review with Uncommon Nasa | Ep. 105

This week we speak on another classic 90s record - Del the Funky Homosapien’s 1993 album, ‘No Need for Alarm’ 🔥 And to break it down with us we’re honoured to have on hip hop artist, author, podcaster, founder of Uncommon Records and one-time head engineer at Def Jux - Uncommon Nasa is in the house! 🙌   🚨 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (02:15) Thoughts on Mistadobalina and Del’s look (03:31) How Del’s incredible rhyming style was so fully formed as a teen (09:30) Most rewindable moments: ‘You’re In Shambles’ and the dope sampling (12:59) Breaking down the classic album artwork (16:36) Thoughts on Jonah Hill’s film ‘Mid90s’ (23:36) How ‘Worldwide’ convinced him Unicron was real (26:50) How Hiero made their music so HARD and art of sampling (32:00) Love for ‘Burnt’, ‘Undisputed Champs’ and Del’s B Sides; The Hiero vs. Hobo Junction beef (36:20) Breaking down Nasa’s career, New York, Def Jux and new album ‘Only Child’ https://bit.ly/3f0tL0Y (42:00)   Also, the Crate 808 Patreon is coming 🚨 To make sure you keep updated on the launch and amazing new hip hop shows we’ll be bringing, go to crate808.com and subscribe to the newsletter - we’ve got episodes looking at hidden gems albums from the 90s, the catalogues of MF DOOM and J Dilla and a new series focusing on the Wu-Tang Clan. Yes, it’s gonna be big, so subscribe to the newsletter for all the news 💯   For the next mailbag episode, we’d love to hear from you guys, so email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🔲 The strangest dreams you’ve had about a rapper 🔲 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 🔲 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🔲 What rapper’s swag would you wear to a wedding, funeral or job interview? 🔲 You have to get a rap song tattooed on you…which one, where and why? 🔲 What’s the worst rap beat of 1995? 🔲 Best and worst rap memorabilia?   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
7/28/20211 hour, 1 minute, 56 seconds
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Del the Funky Homosapien Interview: Talks Ice Cube, MF DOOM and more | Ep. 104

This week we’re joined by a living hip hop legend - rapper, producer and co-founder of Hieroglyphics, we’ve got Del the Funky Homosapien in the house 😱   🚨 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   We dove into Del’s incredible career to speak on….   😱 Seeing Ice Cube write ‘F the Police’ and ‘Amerikkkas Most Wanted’ 🐐 MF DOOM and Subroc…and how much they loved Nintendo 🔥 Making ‘No Need for Alarm’ and inventing Unicron 👑 Love for Kool Keith and Suga Free (and a new project with Kool Keith called ’Subatomic’) 🐝 Why he loves Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘The W’ ❤️ Love for Griselda, Mach-Hommy Frank Zappa…and word on his new podcast 🎸 Psychedelic rock, Black Flag and working with J. Mascis 📸 Getting on Midnight Marauders album cover 💥 Talking on battle rap today and how choking isn’t the same 🙏 Recovering from his fall in Denmark while performing with Gorillaz   Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (01:10) How he fell in love with funk and how he went from poetry to rap (03:13) Battling from corners to at school and love for Lord Finesse and Chill Rob G (06:55) How he landed on his MC name (09:10) His love of psychedelic rock, Black Flag and working with J. Mascis (11:11) Thoughts on psychedelics (14:05) Getting on Midnight Marauders album cover (16:58) Working with Ice Cube, Sir Jinx and the cut ’Smoked Out Charlie’ (18:05) His relationship with Cube and CIA (19:45) Seeing Ice Cube write ‘F the Police’, working with DJ Pooh, Da Lench Mob and love for ‘Amerikkkas Most Wanted’ (24:00) Remembering MF DOOM, Subroc and KMD (31:15) Gaming with DOOM, favourite DOOM projects and MC Serch stories (38:22) Making ‘Sleeping on My Coach’ (43:13) Making ‘Wish My Brother George Was Here’, ‘No Need for Alarm’ and working with Sophia Chang (44:50) How he invented Unicron and the ‘No Need for Alarm’ artwork (50:23) His love for Kool Keith and Suga Free…and a new project with Kool Keith called ’Subatomic’ (53:27) Talking on battle rap today and how choking isn’t the same (1:00:00) Still recovering from his fall in Denmark while performing with Gorillaz, and working on Mid90s with Jonah Hill (1:06:15) Love for Griselda, Mach-Hommy Frank Zappa…and word on his new podcast (1:09:30) Why he loves Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘The W’ (1:11:40)   Also, the Crate 808 Patreon is coming 🚨 To make sure you keep updated on the launch and amazing new hip hop shows we’ll be bringing, go to crate808.com and subscribe to the newsletter - we’ve got episodes looking at hidden gems albums from the 90s, the catalogues of MF DOOM and J Dilla and a new series focusing on the Wu-Tang Clan. Yes, it’s gonna be big, so subscribe to the newsletter for all the news 💯   For the next mailbag episode, we’d love to hear from you guys, so email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🔲 The strangest dreams you’ve had about a rapper 🔲 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 🔲 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🔲 What rapper’s swag would you wear to a wedding, funeral or job interview? 🔲 You have to get a rap song tattooed on you…which one, where and why? 🔲 What’s the worst rap beat of 1995? 🔲 Best and worst rap memorabilia?   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com   #DelTheFunkyHomosapien #Hieroglyphics #IceCube
7/13/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 8 seconds
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Kool Keith aka Dr. Dooom’s ‘First Come, First Served’ Album Review with Gary Suarez | Ep. 103

This week we dip back into the 90s vaults to shine a light on a cult classic - Dr. Dooom’s ‘First Come, First Served’ from 1999 💥 So Kool Keith fans rejoice, because to chop it up with us is writer, journalist and founder of the brilliant Cabbages newsletter (as well as producer and co-presenter of the Cabbages podcast) - Gary Suarez is in the house! 🥬   Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (00:48) Why he had to talk about ‘First Come, First Served’, how the bias with Dr. Octagon was real…and who is the real Kool Keith? (01:55) Is Dr. Dooom playing on excess in 90s rap? And how this album was made in a week (11:40) What space does Kool Keith occupy in the hip hop universe? And how humour-based rap emerged (15:50) A dope interview with Kool Keith and Bobbito Garcia (22:26) The relationship between MF DOOM and Dr. Dooom (24:14) Love for Kool Keith rabbit holes and hidden gems ft. ‘We Are the Horsemen’ and ‘Grandma’s Boy’ (28:55) Breaking down Gary’s Cabbages podcast and newsletter (30:13) Breaking down the incredible artwork to the album and why ‘Welfare Love’ is brilliant (44:30) Addressing the work on the album that’s aged badly and his distaste for Kool Keith fans (51:07)   🚨 Don’t forget to click the SUBSCRIBE button to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔   Check out Gary’s superb Kool Keith interview: https://www.cabbageshiphop.com › ...Kool Keith: The Cabbages Interview And his great piece on MF DOOM x Dr. Dooom: https://www.cabbageshiphop.com/the-time-we-faced-dooom Subscribe to Cabbages for free: www.cabbageshiphop.com   Also, the Crate 808 Patreon is coming 🚨 To make sure you keep updated on the launch and amazing new hip hop shows we’ll be bringing, go to crate808.com and subscribe to the newsletter - we’ve got episodes looking at hidden gems albums from the 90s, the catalogues of MF DOOM and J Dilla and a new series focusing on the Wu-Tang Clan. Yes, it’s gonna be big, so subscribe to the newsletter for all the news 💯   For the next mailbag episode, we’d love to hear from you guys, so email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🔲 The strangest dreams you’ve had about a rapper 🔲 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 🔲 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🔲 What rapper’s swag would you wear to a wedding, funeral or job interview? 🔲 You have to get a rap song tattooed on you…which one, where and why? 🔲 What’s the worst rap beat of 1995? 🔲 Best and worst rap memorabilia?   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
7/4/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 11 seconds
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Evidence Interview: Talking ‘Unlearning Vol. 1’, Al Pacino, Phil Collins and More | Ep. 102

This week we welcome back on a great with a dope new album to talk about - Evidence sits down to break down ‘Unlearning Vol. 1’ 🔥 Yet another great chat touching on creative evolution, the process of unlearning, meeting Al Pacino and big love for Phil Collins 👑   Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? Checking in with his squirrels and Squirrel Tape Instrumentals 2 is coming! (00:58) Diving into his new album ‘Unlearning Vol. 1’ and wanted to make it one 40 minute track (02:00) Breaking down ‘Better You’ with Alchemist on the beats…and hints of a new Step Brothers project (10:04) How it was working with Conway the Machine, Navy Blue and Boldy James (11:40) How ‘Pardon Me’ is actually his demo version, and the three stages of creativity - imitation, emulation and innovation (14:23) What’s behind the artwork for the album (19:50) Why he loves ‘Lost in the Park’ so much (21:30) How Slug got Evidence to add Murkage Dave to the project (24:05) How he’s dealt with stage fright (27:25) Being named after Al Pacino and meeting him in LA (28:25) He’s working on Unlearning Vol. 2, starting his own label and projects with Planet Asia, Domo Genesis, Fly Anakin (31:55) Why he loves Phil Collins…and never getting over the album version of ‘Batting Practice’ on ’93 Til Infinity (35:00)   Also, the Crate 808 Patreon is coming 🚨 To make sure you keep updated on the launch and amazing new hip hop shows we’ll be bringing, go to crate808.com and subscribe to the newsletter - we’ve got episodes looking at hidden gems albums from the 90s, the catalogues of MF DOOM and J Dilla and a new series focusing on the Wu-Tang Clan. Yes, it’s gonna be big, so subscribe to the newsletter for all the news 💯   For the next mailbag episode, we’d love to hear from you guys, so email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🔲 The strangest dreams you’ve had about a rapper 🔲 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 🔲 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🔲 What rapper’s swag would you wear to a wedding, funeral or job interview? 🔲 You have to get a rap song tattooed on you…which one, where and why? 🔲 What’s the worst rap beat of 1995? 🔲 Best and worst rap memorabilia?   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
6/25/202137 minutes, 33 seconds
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Suga Free and DJ Quik’s ‘Street Gospel’ with Jeff Weiss | Ep. 101

This week we’re joined by one of the best culture writers out there to talk on a true 90s cult classic record - Jeff Weiss steps in to speak on Suga Free’s brilliant ‘Street Gospel’ album from 1997 🔥 This is one of the deepest and most passionate chats we’ve recorded, covering the genius of DJ Quik, dealing with hip hop’s problematic lyrics, taking art literally, Burial, Kendrick Lamar and how so much art gets lost through capitalism and restricted journalism. Yes, it got real - tap in! 💥   Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (01:22) Why Jeff loves ‘Street Gospel’ and Suga Free’s cameo in the ‘Nuthin But a G Thang’ video (04:45) What this record mean for DJ Quik at the time (07:14) Seeing Quik show off his piano-playing at home and why he’s one of his favourite producers with RZA (09:50) Why ‘Tip Toe (Reprise)’ is amazing (13:37) How he deals with hip hop’s problematic lyrics, taking art literally and how Suga Free is like Serge Gainsbourg (15:10) How ‘Dip Da’ and ‘I Wanna Go Home’ illustrate parts of society like Johnny Cash (20:00) Why this is one the most musical rap albums of the 90s (28:48) How so much art gets lost through capitalism and restricted journalism, including trying to cover Lil Boosie’s life and career (33:00) How hip hop almost all comes from the independent scene (50:30) How he heard this album? (54:28) How Suga Free and Mausberg influenced Kendrick Lamar (59:10) Love for Burial and Kode9 (1:05:28) How he discovered his love for writing and text (1:17:30)   Also, the Crate 808 Patreon is coming 🚨 To make sure you keep updated on the launch and amazing new hip hop shows we’ll be bringing, go to crate808.com and subscribe to the newsletter - we’ve got episodes looking at hidden gems albums from the 90s, the catalogues of MF DOOM and J Dilla and a new series focusing on the Wu-Tang Clan. Yes, it’s gonna be big, so subscribe to the newsletter for all the news 💯   For the next mailbag episode, we’d love to hear from you guys, so email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🔲 The strangest dreams you’ve had about a rapper 🔲 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 🔲 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🔲 What rapper’s swag would you wear to a wedding, funeral or job interview? 🔲 You have to get a rap song tattooed on you…which one, where and why? 🔲 What’s the worst rap beat of 1995? 🔲 Best and worst rap memorabilia?   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
6/20/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 12 seconds
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100 90s Rap Songs You’d Play to an Alien and Mailbag | Ep. 100

We made it to 100 episodes! 😱 To celebrate the landmark, we finally bring Ray’s list of 90s Rap Songs You’d Play to an Alien if you were teaching them hip hop…disclaimer, it needs WORK 😂 We also dip into the listener mailbag and look back at our pod highlights, including Westside Gunn crashing our Boldy James interview, DJ Muggs talking about Halloween, Black Thought being slightly scared of Kam, Hip Hop Connection and knowing Andy Cole loved Wu, our Monch trilogy, real talk with Jarobi White and much more.   We’ll be building out this series of 100 Songs on our upcoming Patreon channel, so here’s the current list (which Ray built up during each of our debates, hence there’s numerous artists and albums that we haven’t tackled yet).   Crate 808’s Alien Songs List (So Far…)   Ebonics (Big L) Shook Ones Part 2 (Mobb Deep) Let Me Ride (Dr. Dre) They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) (Pete Rock and CL Smooth) Simon Says (Pharoahe Monch) Sound of the Police (KRS-One) Deep Cover (Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg) Kick in the Door (Notorious BIG) Unbelievable (Notorious BIG) Drop (Pharcyde) Triumph (Wu-Tang Clan) All I Need (Remix) (Method Man ft. Mary J Blige) Mass Appeal (Gang Starr) Excursions (ATCQ) Banned from TV (Noreaga ft. Nature, Big Pun, Cam'ron, Jadakiss & Styles P) At the Speed of Life (Xzibit) Paparazzi (Xzibit) Carry the Weight (Xzibit) The Foundation (Xzibit) Can I Kick It? (ATCQ) It Was a Good Day (Ice Cube) Twinz (Big Pun) Beware (Big Pun) You Ain’t a Killer (Big Pun) Boomerang (Big Pun) Ms. Fat Booty (Mos Def) Speed Law (Mos Def) Mathematics (Mos Def) Second Round Knockout (Canibus) Who Am I? (What’s My Name) (Snoop Dogg) Pump Pump (Snoop Dogg) Gz and Hustlas (Snoop Dogg) Doggy Dogg World (Snoop Dogg) Gin and Juice (Snoop Dogg) Tha Shiznit (Snoop Dogg) Ain’t No Fun (Snoop Dogg) N.Y. State of Mind (Nas) Represent (Nas) It Ain’t Hard to Tell (Nas) Brain Damage (Eminem) Just Don’t Give a F—k (Eminem) Shame on a N—a (Wu-Tang Clan) Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta F' Wit (Wu-Tang Clan) C.R.E.A.M. (Wu-Tang Clan) Protect Ya Neck (Wu-Tang Clan) It’s All Good (DMX) Ruff Ryders Anthem (DMX) Machine Gun Funk (Notorious BIG) Everyday Struggle (Notorious BIG) Sky’s the Limit (Notorious BIG) 10 Crack Commandments (Notorious BIG) Hypnotize (Notorious BIG) Ready or Not (Fugees) Fu-Gee-La (Fugees) Electric Relaxation (ATCQ) Incarcerated Scarfaces (Raekwon) Bring the Pain (Method Man) All Eyez on Me (2Pac) Can’t C Me (2Pac) It’s Been a Long Time (Rakim) Know the Ledge (Rakim) Can’t Knock the Hustle (Jay-Z) Brooklyn’s Finest (Jay-Z) Dead Presidents 2 (Jay-Z) D’evils (Jay-Z) Insane in the Brain (Cypress Hill) Hits from the Bong (Cypress Hill) 4th Chamber (GZA) Shadow Boxing (GZA) Rosa Parks (Outkast) Skew It on the Bar-B (Outkast) Da Art of Storytellin' (Pt. 2) (Outkast) Stil D.R.E. (Dr. Dre ft. Snoop) Summertime (DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince) The Message (Nas) Intergalactic (Beastie Boys) Jump Around (House of Pain)   Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (05:15) Crate 808 Mailbag: A strange dream about Conway the Machine (from Ninja Rose) (11:38) Mailbag: Dreaming about Erick Sermon as Colonel Kurtz in ‘Heart of Darkness’ (from Koaste) (14:43) Mailbag: Who wins in a Verzuz -  Inspectah Deck or GZA? (From Garry Bacon, Kirk Simons, Sankofafw, Soles of Mischief) (17:06) Mailbag: Being in a mosh pit with Freeway and meeting Kurupt (from Matt Moore, Novar Flip and Snail Flip) (19:50) Mailbag: Biggest 90s disappointments - ft. Doggfather and Canibus (from Tynan DeLong) (23:08) Mailbag: Who could have replaced Prodigy on ‘LA, LA’ (26:05) 100 90s rap songs you’d play to an alien ft. Big L, Pharcyde, Pete Rock, Gang Starr, Noreaga, Biggie, Tribe, Method Man and Canibus (28:20) Crate 808’s most memorable moments ft. Westside Gunn, DJ Muggs, DJ Premier, Hip Hop Connection, SlimKid3, Pharaohe Monch, Evidence, Black Thought, Jarobi, Ty and Chi Modu (1:01:26) Rumour Roulette + Bring Your Whole Crew Quiz (1:10:52)   Also, the Crate 808 Patreon is coming 🚨 To make sure you keep updated on the launch and amazing new hip hop shows we’ll be bringing, go to crate808.com and subscribe to the newsletter - we’ve got episodes looking at hidden gems albums from the 90s, the catalogues of MF DOOM and J Dilla and a new series focusing on the Wu-Tang Clan. Yes, it’s gonna be big, so subscribe to the newsletter for all the news 💯   For the next mailbag episode, we’d love to hear from you guys, so email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🔲 The strangest dreams you’ve had about a rapper 🔲 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 🔲 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🔲 What rapper’s swag would you wear to a wedding, funeral or job interview? 🔲 You have to get a rap song tattooed on you…which one, where and why? 🔲 What’s the worst rap beat of 1995? 🔲 Best and worst rap memorabilia?   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
6/14/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 23 seconds
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Trevor Nelson Interview: Talking The Lick, 90s Hip Hop and More | Ep. 99

This week we’re joined by a multi-award winning radio, TV and DJing legend, a true household name across the country…Trevor Nelson is in the house! 🔥 Having helped usher in a wave of black music in the UK, we chop it up about 1990s rap, pirate radio, MTV and the incredible legacy of The Lick. Strap in, this one is FUN! Highlights include...   🤯 The Lick, and throwing one of the best parties EVER with Puffy, Missy, Mariah, Whitney and Mary 😂 Getting Jay-Z to do a live PA…but he was too busy raving on the dance floor ❤️ Why he loves Dre, Snoop, Tribe, Biggie, Busta and Illmatic 😔 Why he HATED ‘Hit Em Up’, the Tupac-Biggie beef and how MTV Cribs reinforced rapper stereotypes 😱 Hearing Lauryn Hill do her version of a Sam Cooke classic ❌ How DMX saved so many DJs with his anthems 😳 How top artists act backstage around super producers and a great story about Will I Am geeking out   Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (01:30) His start in pirate radio and shining a light on black music in the U.K. (03:20) How the game changed when hip hop and R&B merged (12:20) Starting at MTV and The Lick…and the difficulties in promoting black music on TV (13:21) Throwing one of the best parties EVER with Puff Daddy, Missy Elliott, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and Mary J. Blige in Dublin (26:23) Getting Jay-Z to do a live PA…but he was too busy raving on the dance floor (32:04) How he suffered burnout and didn’t enjoy promoting black music at one point (39:00) Talking 90s hip hop (41:51) Why he loves Dre, Snoop, Tribe, Biggie, Busta and Illmatic (44:46) How DMX saved so many DJs with his anthems (52:55) Why he HATED ‘Hit Em Up’, the Tupac-Biggie beef and how rappers lead a hard life with the game giving them money problems…and why MTV Cribs was also to blame (58:22) Why he’d love to have been in the session for ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’…and her version of a Sam Cooke classic (1:06:48) Why he’s feeling so content today (1:14:18) How top artists act backstage around super producers and a great story about Will I Am geeking out (1:21:26) Why Pharrell is his favourite producer, why Trevor hated N’Sync and what could have been with Pharrell on a Michael Jackson project (1:23:50) Last great piece of music he heard (1:32:15)   Also, the Crate 808 Patreon is coming 🚨 To make sure you keep updated on the launch and amazing new hip hop shows we’ll be bringing, go to crate808.com and subscribe to the newsletter - we’ve got episodes looking at hidden gems albums from the 90s, the catalogues of MF DOOM and J Dilla and a new series focusing on the Wu-Tang Clan. Yes, it’s gonna be big, so subscribe to the newsletter for all the news 💯   For the next mailbag episode, we’d love to hear from you guys, so email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🔲 The strangest dreams you’ve had about a rapper 🔲 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 🔲 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🔲 What rapper’s swag would you wear to a wedding, funeral or job interview? 🔲 You have to get a rap song tattooed on you…which one, where and why? 🔲 What’s the worst rap beat of 1995? 🔲 Best and worst rap memorabilia?   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
6/6/20211 hour, 38 minutes, 39 seconds
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Best 3-Album Runs in Rap with Dead End Hip Hop | Ep. 98

To cap our first series on the best three-album runs in 90s hip hop we had to reach out to one our favourite rap channels out there for a roundtable chat - we’re delighted to bring on the Dead End Hip Hop crew 🔥 We speak on runs from MF DOOM, El-P, 8Ball & MJG, The Roots, Nas, Jay-Z and many more! So get ready for some dope chat on classic runs (inside and out of the 90s) with Ken, Rod, Beezy, and Myke.   Show Notes Ice Cube and Tupac’s album runs (02:25) The Roots and Gang Starr’s album runs (05:20) 8Ball & MJG and UGK’s runs (10:03) Master P’s album run (17:25) Mobb Deep’s album run (21:24) What makes a good album run? (25:40) MF DOOM, Ka and Roc Marciano’s album runs (28:10) El-P’s three-album run (37:10) OutKast’s album run (38:39) What about Nas and Jay-Z? (44:00) Lil Wayne’s album run and who is capable of dropping a classic run now? (47:46)   Also, the Crate 808 Patreon is coming 🚨 To make sure you keep updated on the launch and amazing new hip hop shows we’ll be bringing, go to crate808.com and subscribe to the newsletter - we’ve got episodes looking at hidden gems albums from the 90s, the catalogues of MF DOOM and J Dilla and a new series focusing on the Wu-Tang Clan. Yes, it’s gonna be big, so subscribe to the newsletter for all the news 💯   For the next mailbag episode, we’d love to hear from you guys, so email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🔲 The strangest dreams you’ve had about a rapper 🔲 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 🔲 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🔲 What rapper’s swag would you wear to a wedding, funeral or job interview? 🔲 You have to get a rap song tattooed on you…which one, where and why? 🔲 What’s the worst rap beat of 1995? 🔲 Best and worst rap memorabilia?   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
5/23/202156 minutes, 28 seconds
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Jeru the Damaja’s ‘The Sun Rises in the East’ Album Review with Call Out Culture | Ep. 97

This week we dive into one of the best New York rap records ever with one of our favourite podcasts out there - Curly Castro, Alaska and Zilla Rocca bring the Call Out Culture podcast flavour to talk Jeru the Damaja’s 1994 classic ‘The Sun Rises in the East’ 🔥 This was FUN, so enjoy!   Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (01:39) How this album works well with Illmatic and how Biggie and Jeru repped Brooklyn hard (02:55) How Jeru’s flow stood out (09:45) Why ‘Come Clean’ is a masterpiece (18:05) Love for the ‘Come Clean’ soap and condoms and Jeru’s style (19:57) Diving into DJ Premier’s weird period with this and Group Home (21:30) What is Preemo’s 5-Mic Moment? (31:43) Feeling on ‘Wrath of the Math’? (37:39) The time Alaska brought a spreadsheet to a Nas pod episode (50:16) How Zilla caught fire from Sauce Money and the producers of Raekwon’s ‘Immobilarity’ (55:20) When Alaska interned for Puff Daddy at Bad Boy (57:58)   Go check out the dope Call Out Culture pod right here: https://li.sten.to/zFtoZbL   Also, the Crate 808 Patreon is coming 🚨 To make sure you keep updated on the launch and amazing new hip hop shows we’ll be bringing, go to crate808.com and subscribe to the newsletter - we’ve got episodes looking at hidden gems albums from the 90s, the catalogues of MF DOOM and J Dilla and a new series focusing on the Wu-Tang Clan. Yes, it’s gonna be big, so subscribe to the newsletter for all the news 💯   For the next mailbag episode, we’d love to hear from you guys, so email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🔲 The strangest dreams you’ve had about a rapper 🔲 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 🔲 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🔲 What rapper’s swag would you wear to a wedding, funeral or job interview? 🔲 You have to get a rap song tattooed on you…which one, where and why? 🔲 What’s the worst rap beat of 1995?   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
5/16/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 27 seconds
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Homeboy Sandman Interview: Talking Rap Ethics, MF DOOM, His Career and More | Ep. 96

This week we’re joined by one of our favourite rappers - New York legend Homeboy Sandman 🔥 This one was fun, as we got into it about his latest album ’Don’t Feed the Monster’, as well as….   👑 Speaking on MF DOOM 💪 Rap ethics 👏 His outstanding career ❤️ Love for Lupe and Pharoahe Monch 💥 Working with the likes of Aesop Rock and Edan   Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (01:03) How ’Don’t Feed the Monster’ has lead to different conversations (02:00) How he got so comfortable with Quelle Chris on the album (10:30) Breaking down ‘Biters’, ‘Extinction’, fame, the ethics of hip hop and Lupe Fiasco (13:50) Reacting to Lupe calling Homeboy Sandman Top 5 atm (19:15) When he discovered his love for wordplay through rinsing rap albums (20:00) His views on non-conformity and corny money-worshipping (23:55) The moment he realised he was good at rapping and what’s behind the name (27:20) Did he really deliver a baby in a broken elevator?! (31:25) His thoughts on fear and the track ‘Don’t Look Down’ (33:30) Working with Aesop Rock and the Lice trilogy (39:10) Remembering MF DOOM and why he’s the best ever (42:29) His relationship with Edan (47:04) How he feels about his album ‘The Good Sun’ (49:06) Experiences living in the UK (52:50) Last great music he’s heard ft. love for Pharoahe Monch (1:00:50)   Also, the Crate 808 Patreon is coming 🚨 To make sure you keep updated on the launch and amazing new hip hop shows we’ll be bringing, go to crate808.com and subscribe to the newsletter - we’ve got episodes looking at hidden gems albums from the 90s, the catalogues of MF DOOM and J Dilla and a new series focusing on the Wu-Tang Clan. Yes, it’s gonna be big, so subscribe to the newsletter for all the news 💯   For the next mailbag episode, we’d love to hear from you guys, so email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🔲 The strangest dreams you’ve had about a rapper 🔲 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 🔲 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🔲 What rapper’s swag would you wear to a wedding, funeral or job interview? 🔲 You have to get a rap song tattooed on you…which one, where and why? 🔲 What’s the worst rap beat of 1995?   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
5/9/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 30 seconds
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Big L’s ‘Lifestylez ov da Poor and Dangerous’ Album Review with Thomas Hobbs | Ep. 95

This week we dive into a stone cold 90s classic hip hop album with freelance culture journalist for the likes of The Guardian, VICE, Dazed, Financial Times, BBC and creator and co-host of the Exit the 36 Chambers podcast - Thomas Hobbs. 🔥   Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (01:07) How Big L was a litmus test for friends and how he could have become Roc Marciano or Benny the Butcher (04:30) How this record leans into horrorcore, Big L’s love for horror movies, showcases humour as a coping mechanism and influenced the likes of Eminem, MF DOOM and DMX (09:45) Why ‘All Black’ is such a great song and that amazing Psycho 2 reference (14:20) Why ‘Put It On’ is L’s 5-Mic Moment (20:00) Most Rewindable Moment: The intro to ’No Endz, No Skinz’ and how brilliant the sampling of Big L’s voice has become (23:00) Breaking down ‘8 Iz Enuff’ and how Big L is a giant in rap (30:00) Hidden Gems: Love for Big Twan (38:40) Does Big L body Jay-Z on ‘Da Graveyard’? (40:10) Why Big L’s ‘MVP’ video s brilliant ft. a topless Kid Capri and a classic Coogi sweater (41:00) Last great music you heard? (55:26)   Also, the Crate 808 Patreon is coming 🚨 To make sure you keep updated on the launch and amazing new hip hop shows we’ll be bringing, go to crate808.com and subscribe to the newsletter - we’ve got episodes looking at hidden gems albums from the 90s, the catalogues of MF DOOM and J Dilla and a new series focusing on the Wu-Tang Clan. Yes, it’s gonna be big, so subscribe to the newsletter for all the news 💯   For the next mailbag episode, we’d love to hear from you guys, so email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🔲 The strangest dreams you’ve had about a rapper 🔲 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 🔲 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🔲 What rapper’s swag would you wear to a wedding, funeral or job interview? 🔲 You have to get a rap song tattooed on you…which one, where and why? 🔲 What’s the worst rap beat of 1995?   Check out the Exit the 36 Chambers podcast right here: https://www.exit36chambers.com/   Quick shoutout to our friend Dan Runcie and his Trapital podcast - the go-to podcast on the business behind hip-hop culture. Check it for some rap gems: https://trapital.co/pod/   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
5/2/202158 minutes, 13 seconds
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Armand Hammer Interview: Billy Woods and Elucid Talk 'Haram', The Alchemist and More | Ep. 94

This week we welcome on a duo that have been killing the underground scene for years - Billy Woods and Elucid jump on to speak their new album ‘Haram’ with The Alchemist 🔥 Along the way we touch on song craft, psychedelics, religion, the band Swans, their incredible body of work…and shepherds pie 😂   Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (01:35) How they feel on the reception of Haram (02:28) What it’s like working with The Alchemist (05:38) Breaking down the track ‘Stonefruit’ (08:40) The difference The Alchemist made and if there’s any added pressure now (14:44) Breaking down ‘Aubergine’ and keeping your ego in check eg. Thom Yorke putting Shrines on his playlist…and why Woods would never touch psychedelics (19:32) Talking on their style of songwriting (22:25) Their relationship with faith, religion and family (26:55) Woods on love, hate and ‘Stonefruit’ (31:50) Behind the use of film excerpts on the album (33:42) Their thoughts on 2020 and supposed sea of change (35:33) Talk on common misconceptions on their work (42:00) Songs they wished they’d worked on - Elucid on ‘Chicharrones’, Billy Woods on ‘Charms’ (45:20) Why does Elucid love the band Swans so much (49:50) Why they love the UK, vinegar on their fish and shepherds pie (51:55)   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
4/25/202158 minutes, 17 seconds
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Remembering DMX ft. Justin Hunte, Dart Adams, Zilla Rocca, Ill Will + More | Ep. 93

This week we pay tribute to DMX after his recent passing, and as he’s one of the biggest musical icons ever, we had to do it right. So we got together a host of some of the best writers, journalists, rappers, podcasters and cultural commentators to look back at Earl Simmons’ incredible life and legacy, including…   Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/32cYKQL) Dart Adams (https://amzn.to/3sjPp4e) Zilla Rocca from Call Out Culture podcast (https://apple.co/3giOBtM) Will ‘ill Will’ Lavin (www.illwill.co.uk) The Crate 808 crew (crate808.com) Jon Bass from The Notorious P.O.D. podcast (https://bit.ly/3wSS6gy) Yemi Abiade from Rhymes Like Dimes podcast (https://bit.ly/3wZoAWG) Luke James (https://bit.ly/2QqWJOh)   So get ready for some incredible stories, brilliant takes and a celebration of the man’s stunning legacy. 🔥   Rest in power DMX and thank you for the music 🙏   Show Notes Justin Hunte (03:00) Seeing X perform live and how he was perceived after 2003 (05:20) Meeting DMX (11:24) Dart Adams and X’s career path (22:28) How DMX helped traumatised people and wasn’t clowned for praying and crying (38:30) Zilla Rocca from Call Out Culture podcast (41:34) How his ex-girlfriend met X in London playing pool (52:19) Why DMX has the best voice in rap history, influenced Kendrick Lamar and how he rhymes like listening to disco music (55:45) Will ‘ill Will’ Lavin (1:02:08) How X was a human and his music was therapy (1:10:00) The Crate 808 crew on their Top 5 DMX tracks and favourite X stories (1:24:00) Jon Bass from The Notorious P.O.D. podcast (1:49:50) Yemi Abiade from Rhymes Like Dimes podcast (2:06:20) Luke James (2:25:28)   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552 Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
4/15/20212 hours, 46 minutes, 7 seconds
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Rapper Big Pooh Interview: Rapper, Manager and Member of Little Brother | Ep. 92

This week we sit with one of our favourite rap artists out there - yes, we talk to rapper, manager and one half of Little Brother, Rapper Big Pooh 🔥 In this wide ranging chat we speak in-depth on his love for Illmatic and Ice Cube, his solo career, Little Brother, family and what it’s like being with DJ Premier and Dr. Dre in the same room!   Also, the Crate 808 Patreon is coming 🚨 To make sure you keep updated on the launch and amazing new hip hop shows we’ll be bringing, go to crate808.com and subscribe to the newsletter - we’ve got episodes looking at hidden gems albums from the 90s, the catalogues of MF DOOM and J Dilla and a new series focusing on the Wu-Tang Clan. Yes, it’s gonna be big, so subscribe to the newsletter for all the news 💯   Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (01:22) How Illmatic helped Pooh fall in love with hip hop (03:15) How Pooh had to work on his stage fright (06:40) How he got his MC name…and how he never had a nickname (10:55) Breaks down his debut solo album ‘Sleepers’ with Khrysis (19:18) Using recordings as game film to hone his craft (27:00) How he inspired Evidence to go solo (29:40) Speaks on his love for family (32:30) Why he doesn’t talk about music at home…and how his sister’s boyfriend is a huge Little Brother fan and didn’t know Pooh was her brother (38:05) A brilliant story about his sister’s friend groupied out (40:40) How he met Dr. Dre and DJ Premier and sat in the studio as they worked together (45:30) Breaks down his ‘Words Pain Pictures’ project with Apollo Brown (50:43) His thoughts on the film ‘Jesus and the Black Messiah’ and America’s suppression of people (57:00) How he’s navigated the change from 2020 (1:01:40) Talks football (soccer) (1:04:50) Speaks on his relationship with Phonte, Little Brother’s future and his next solo project (1:08:30) Would love to work with DJ Premier, Battlecat, DJ Quik and The Neptunes (1:13:00) Working with Black Milk on ‘The Purple Tape’ (1:15:00) Speaks on his role as a manager (1:16:50) The last great piece of music he heard and why loves Ice Cube (1:27:55)   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh) Mobb Deep with Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms (http://shorturl.at/zHIKO)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRdqP0NvrA5FDgp3V4WbCsA Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
4/5/20211 hour, 33 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ghostface Killah vs. Raekwon Verzuz Reaction and Mailbag | Ep. 91

Yet again us 90s rap heads were treated to another historic Verzuz, as Ghostface Killah and Raekwon celebrated their music 👑 So it’s only right we break it down on the show, listing our favourite moments…it gets emotional 🐝👐   We also dip into the Crate 808 Mailbag for some fascinating stories from the readers - big yourselves up! We’d LOVE to hear from more of you on the following topics, so email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🤔 If Inspectah Deck did a Verzuz, who’s he going up against? Kurupt? Canibus? And can you list 20 tracks for each in a battle?! 🛋 Which rapper would you want to sleep on your coach...and which would you hate? 📽 If you could go to the cinema with any rapper, who is it and what you watching? 💤 The weirdest dream you’ve had about a rapper 📸 Do you have rap tattoos? Send in your pics - especially if they’re regrettable 😆 Which rap song would you have tattooed onto your body 💎 Which rappers swag would you want in your wardrobe? 😯 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 😭 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🎙 What’s Raekwon’s best verse? 😬 What’s the worst beat of 1995? 😤 Has anybody ever battled a famous rapper? 👀 What’s the worst feedback you’ve ever had on your rhymes? 🤣 What are the most ridiculous lyrics you’ve heard? 🙅‍♂️ What’s the most ludicrous rap rumour, take or Tweet you’ve heard? ⚽️ Which rapper are you taking to a sporting event 🎶 Best or worst rap gigs you ever been to?   Also, the Crate 808 Patreon is coming 🚨 To make sure you keep updated on the launch and amazing new hip hop shows we’ll be bringing, go to crate808.com and subscribe to the newsletter - we’ve got episodes looking at hidden gems albums from the 90s, the catalogues of MF DOOM and J Dilla and a new series focusing on the Wu-Tang Clan. Yes, it’s gonna be big, so subscribe to the newsletter for all the news 💯   Show Notes Ghostface Killah vs. Raekwon Verzuz reaction (01:00) If Inspectah Deck did a Verzuz, who’s he going up against? Kurupt? Canibus? Can you list 20 tracks for each in a Verzuz?! (27:25) The Crate 808 Mailbag (34:05) Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (37:07) Raekwon’s Best Verse: ‘Rainy Dayz’ (45:05) Worst Beat of 1995: Naughty by Nature’s ‘Craziest’ (46:30) Strangest Place You’ve Met a Rapper: Guru in a London nightclub (48:20) Has anybody ever battled a famous rapper? What’s the worst feedback you’ve ever had on your rhymes (50:30) Most ridiculous lyrics: Das EFX (52:30) Most ludicrous rap rumour, take or Tweet - Wild Kanye take (55:00) Best and worst merch you’ve ever bought - Pink Cam’Ron socks, Masta Killah tees. (57:30) Which rapper would you want to sleep on your coach...and which would you hate? Featuring ODB (1:02:28) If you could go to the cinema with any rapper, who is it and what you watching? (1:05:16) Strangest dreams about rappers and which rapper are you taking to a sporting event - meeting Busta at a Barnsley game (1:08:15) Best or worst rap gigs you ever been to? (1:13:00) Do you have rap tattoos? Send in your pics - especially if they’re regrettable 😆 Which rap song would you have tattooed onto your body? (1:14:50) Which rappers swag would you want in your wardrobe? Featuring Ghostface’s eagle at a sister’s wedding and Tupac (1:18:10) A brilliant DMX story from back in the day (1:22:50) Rumour Roulette Quiz featuring Inspectah Deck, Big Pun (1:27:30) New Music Roundtable (1:36:30)   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRdqP0NvrA5FDgp3V4WbCsA Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
3/24/20211 hour, 46 minutes, 13 seconds
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Roc Marciano’s ‘Marcberg’ Album Review with Nicholas Craven | Ep. 90

This week we break our usual mould of 90s hip hop to focus on a classic album that’s roots run deep into the golden era - Roc Marciano’s seminal debut ‘Marcberg’. Bringing this album to the table is one of the hottest underground rap producers going - Nicholas Craven 🔥   Also, the Crate 808 Patreon is coming 🚨 To make sure you keep updated on the launch and amazing new hip hop shows we’ll be bringing, go to crate808.com and subscribe to the newsletter - we’ve got episodes looking at hidden gems albums from the 90s, the catalogues of MF DOOM and J Dilla and a new series focusing on the Wu-Tang Clan. Yes, it’s gonna be big, so subscribe to the newsletter for all the news 💯   On this episode, Nicholas breaks down his favourite tracks off Marcberg as well talking on numerous topics, including… Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (01:13) Working with Roc Marciano on ‘Wolfing Down’ (06:06) Is this Roc Marciano’s 5-Mic Moment? (10:30) Why ‘We Do It’ with Ka is so good (12:45) Why ‘Thugs Prayer’ is a stand out cut (16:30) Mad love for ‘Pop’…and talk on how Axl Rose was in that studio session! (19:20) A deep dive into beats with no drums and sampling (20:35) Love for Craven’s ‘Aurevoir, Francoise’ and ‘Jeudi & Francoise’ projects (28:55) Talks his ‘Craven N 2’ project (32:50) Breaks down his relationship with Ransom and their latest project ‘Seven’ (37:10) Explains what Mach-Hommy, Navy Blue and Stove God bring to the table (46:30) Why he loves Ghostface Killah (51:40) Breaks down why today is his favourite hip hop era ever (59:50) Why GZA is integral to the new music in rap (1:03:10) What attracted him about making hip hop? (1:05:33) Love for Ka’s ‘Sins of the Father’ (1:16:17)   You can find Nicholas Craven’s work right here: https://nicholascraven.bandcamp.com/music   And the projects we spoke on can be found here… Aurevoir, Francoise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh6dR9CnDu8&feature=youtu.be Jeudi & Francoise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blOeJqseI-E&t=778s   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   For the next mailbag episode, we’d love to hear from you guys, so email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🔲 The weirdest dream you’ve had about a rapper 🔲 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 🔲 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought?   And our last series talking best 3-album runs in rap can be found here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh)   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRdqP0NvrA5FDgp3V4WbCsA Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
3/17/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 54 seconds
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Mobb Deep’s 3-Album Run with Chris Mitchell (Breaking Atoms Podcast) | Ep. 89

This week we wrap up our series looking at the best three-album runs in 90s rap…and what a way to finish, with Mobb Deep 🔥 We dive into The Infamous, Hell on Earth and Murda Muzik with friend of the pod, rapper and co-host of the ‘Breaking Atoms Podcast’ - Chris Mitchell. Expect some great insight into Mobb’s run, music and legacy, as Prodigy and Havoc get their much-deserved flowers 👊   The rest of the series includes…   Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL) OutKast with Justin Hunte (https://bit.ly/3b89bJh)   Catch all the Breaking Atoms content right here: https://link.chtbl.com/breakingatoms Chris’ very own Mobb playlist can be found here: https://music.apple.com/gb/playlist/mobb-deep/pl.u-pMyl4oLh2rmzx   Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (02:00) Opening argument (03:11) The Infamous (08:35) Why Shook Ones Part II is classic art (11:20) Hell on Earth (25:20) Why Drop a Gem on ‘Em is an all-time classic (29:50) Why Prodigy was one of the best rappers from 1995-2000, and breaking down his lyrics and voice (34:30) Murda Muzik (43:00) Where did Mobb Deep go after this run and what is their legacy? (53:09) Conclusion (1:03:00)   🚨 REMEMBER TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWSLETTER 🚨 We’re trying to build this community, so to keep you informed with our updates, we’d love for you to sub to our newsletter. Simply head to crate808.com and throw in your email! Many thanks peeps!   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   For the next mailbag episode, we’d love to hear from you guys, so email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🔲 The weirdest dream you’ve had about a rapper 🔲 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 🔲 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought?   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
3/8/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 15 seconds
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OutKast’s ‘ATLiens’ Album Review with Sa-Roc | Ep. 88

This week we dive headfirst into OutKast’s brilliant second album, ‘ATLiens’, with one of our favourite MCs on the scene - Sa-Roc! 👽 As well as breaking down our love for the record, she also gives us great insight into here superb album, ‘The Sharecroppers Daughter’ 🔥   Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (02:30) Why Sa-Roc loves ‘ATLiens’ (03:10) Talking about love for ‘Wheelz of Steel’ and ‘13th Floor’ (10:56) Breaking down her album ‘The Sharecroppers Daughter’ (16:22) Working with Evidence (21:20) Why she had to speak on the stories of her family of sharecroppers (23:00) How her family reacted to her career in rap (27:10) Why it took a long time for Sa-Roc to feel she was good at rapping (30:00) What it’s like working with Black Thought (31:58) Working with Sol Messiah (35:50) If she could feature on any track on ATLiens...and her favourite bars reminding her of the TV show ‘Atlanta’ (47:30) Why ‘Elevators’ means a lot to Sa-Roc and buying the same gear as Andre 3000 (55:50) Last great piece of music she heard and her English accent (1:00:20) Also, go check out all of Sa-Roc’s dope music right here: https://sa-roc.com/   🚨 REMEMBER TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWSLETTER 🚨 We’re trying to build this community, so to keep you informed with our updates, we’d love for you to sub to our newsletter. Simply head to crate808.com and throw in your email! Many thanks peeps!   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   For the next mailbag episode, we’d love to hear from you guys, so email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🔲 The weirdest dream you’ve had about a rapper 🔲 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 🔲 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought?   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
2/28/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 21 seconds
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Kool G Rap’s ‘4,5,6’ Album Review with Juga-Naut | Ep. 87

This week we revisit an underground classic from the legend Kool G Rap - 1995’s ‘4,5,6’ 💥 And to help break down why this album deserves to be in Crate 808, we have on one of the best UK rappers on the scene right now - Juga-Naut! 🔥   Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (01:28) Introduction to ‘4,5,6’ (03:12) Talking about the intro to the ‘Fast Life’ video (13:35) Hidden Gems and Most Rewindables on the album (16:20) Hottest Bars on the record (19:40) Why Jugz became a rapper and when he knew he was good (24:30) Why Meyhem Lauren would work on this record (28.40) Why talking about money and drugs is central to rap (38:30) What would Jugz feed G Rap if he came round to his house (40:40) Getting a Rakim shoutout on his album (42:30) Why he used James Baldwin on his ‘Bem’ album (46:20) Talking white privilege and different conversations since 2020 (51:20) Making ‘12 Bricks’ with Micall Parknsun (59:00) If G Rap dropped a collab it would have to be with Alchemist (1:01:30) Last great piece of music Juga-Naut heard (1:06:10)   Also, go check out all of Juga-Naut’s dope music right here: https://juganaut.bandcamp.com/   🚨 REMEMBER TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWSLETTER 🚨 We’re trying to build this community, so to keep you informed with our updates, we’d love for you to sub to our newsletter. Simply head to crate808.com and throw in your email! Many thanks peeps!   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   For the next mailbag episode, we’d love to hear from you guys, so email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🔲 The weirdest dream you’ve had about a rapper 🔲 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 🔲 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought?   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
2/23/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 9 seconds
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OutKast’s 3-Album Run with Justin Hunte | Ep. 86

We continue our series talking who had the best three-album run in ‘90s hip hop, and this week we dive into OutKast’s Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, ATLiens and Aquemini with friend of the pod, former editor-in-chief of HipHopDX, nationally broadcast TV producer and founder of Company Man Media - Justin Hunte. Except some dope insight into the run and big love for rap’s David Bowies ⭐️   The rest of the series includes…   Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX) Redman with Take it Personal Radio (https://bit.ly/3tYFUcL)   Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (01:04) Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik (02:20) Why Crumbling Erb is a 4-tier song (08:55) ATLiens (13:55) Why Elevators is pivotal (15:15) How Big Boi kept OutKast ‘accessible’ (24:25) Aquemini (33:30) Why Aquemini showcases their best rapping ever (36:30) Why Dave Chappelle is in an amazing space x Mamacita (44:05) Where did OutKast go after this run? Stankonia chat (53:30) How did Southern hip hop become so big and overtake New York and LA? (59:29)   🚨 REMEMBER TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWSLETTER 🚨 We’re trying to build this community, so to keep you informed with our updates, we’d love for you to sub to our newsletter. Simply head to crate808.com and throw in your email! Many thanks peeps!   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   For the next mailbag episode, we’d love to hear from you guys, so email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🔲 The weirdest dream you’ve had about a rapper 🔲 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 🔲 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought?   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
2/15/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 43 seconds
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Redman’s 3-Album Run with Take It Personal Radio | Ep. 85

This week we continue our series discussing who had the best three-album run in ‘90s hip hop, and we’re diving into the world of the Funk Doctor Spock - yes, we’re going Redman heavy. And to dig into ‘Whut? Thee Album’, ‘Dare Iz a Darkside’ and ‘Muddy Waters’, we welcome on one of the dopest rap podcast crews in the game - Take it Personal Radio 🙌   The rest of the series includes…   Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1) A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey (https://bit.ly/3oS73uX)   Show Notes Opening argument (01:30) Whut? Thee Album (07:20) Dare Iz a Darkside (16:12) Muddy Waters (28:00) Redman and Ras Kass had best features in 97/98 (45:10) What happened after this album run? (50:00) Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (59:50) 🚨 REMEMBER TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWSLETTER 🚨 We’re trying to build this community, so to keep you informed with our updates, we’d love for you to sub to our newsletter. Simply head to crate808.com and throw in your email! Many thanks peeps!   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   For the next mailbag episode, we’d love to hear from you guys, so email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🔲 The weirdest dream you’ve had about a rapper 🔲 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 🔲 What’s the best AND worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🔲 Least hip hop things you’ve done in the last 24 hours   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
1/31/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 36 seconds
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Pharoahe Monch Interview: Talking Th1rt3en, Exorcising America’s Demons and MF DOOM | Ep. 84

This week we welcome back on a true rap GOAT for the THIRD time - yes, we complete our hat-trick of episodes with the incomparable Pharoahe Monch. Talking on his group Th1rt3en with Daru Jones and Marcus Machado, Pharoahe breaks down their new album ‘A Magnificent Day for an Exorcism’, being inspired by Black Sabbath and rock and remembers his experiences with MF DOOM.   Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (01:26) Breaking down Th1rt3en’s new album ‘A Magnificent Day for an Exorcism’ and merging hip hop with rock music (02:28) What the thinking was behind the album title (08:05) Breaking down the song ‘Fight’ and working with Cypress Hill (15:00) Being inspired by Black Sabbath on ‘666’ (20:53) The making of ‘Scarecrow’ and playing it for Talib Kweli and Common (25:05) Getting advice from peers and talking to Posdnous about this new project (29:00) Has he ever been offered the chance to sell out? (29:43) Remembering MF DOOM and the time they both talked technically about rapping in Paris (32:30) Remembering Paul C and his pure love for making music (37:30) Playing a game of word association with his classic cuts (39:15) 🚨 REMEMBER TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWSLETTER 🚨 We’re trying to build this community, so to keep you informed with our updates, we’d love for you to sub to our newsletter. Simply head to crate808.com and throw in your email! Many thanks peeps!   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   For the next mailbag episode, we’d love to hear from you guys, so email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🔲 The weirdest dream you’ve had about a rapper 🔲 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 🔲 The most ludicrous lyrics you’ve ever heard? 🔲 What’s the worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🔲 Least hip hop things you’ve done in the last 24 hours   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
1/24/202148 minutes, 11 seconds
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A Tribe Called Quest’s 3-Album Run with Rob Pursey | Ep. 83

We return to our series discussing who had the best three-album run in ‘90s hip hop, and this week we speak on A Tribe Called Quest’s People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, Low End Theory and Midnight Marauders 😱🔥 Bringing the argument for these incredible records, we have DJ, promoter and writer from Southern Hospitality, Rob Pursey in the hot seat! 🙌   Prepare for deep dives into our most rewindable joints and hidden gems, as well stories about seeing Tribe perform in Newcastle in front of 80 people and why ATCQ’s music is good for people below average height 😂   The rest of the series includes…   Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://apple.co/2Vlx9t1)   Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (02:18) Opening argument (03:09) People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (05:50) How Tribe sampled Sgt. Pepper on this album and aiming for greatness (12:15) Why ‘Can I Kick It’ is a banger (21:40) Low End Theory (30:14) Why this is good music for average height people (36:00) Seeing Tribe perform Low End Theory in front of 80 people in Newcastle (52:13) Midnight Marauders (56:28) What happened to ATCQ after this run? (1:10:15)   🚨 REMEMBER TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWSLETTER 🚨 We’re trying to build this community, so to keep you informed with our updates, we’d love for you to sub to our newsletter. Simply head to crate808.com and throw in your email! Many thanks peeps!   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   For the next mailbag episode, we’d love to hear from you guys, so email us at [email protected] with your takes on…   🔲 The weirdest dream you’ve had about a rapper 🔲 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 🔲 The most ludicrous lyrics you’ve ever heard? 🔲 What’s the worst merch you’ve ever bought? 🔲 Least hip hop things you’ve done in the last 24 hours   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
1/17/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 14 seconds
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Remembering MF DOOM (1971-2020) | Ep. 82

‘Ay yo yo, you can’t stand right there…’   This wasn’t the start to a new year anybody wanted, and since the passing of MF DOOM hit the hip hop community so hard, we decided to get together with other DOOM fanatics to remember the man, the myth, the legend that was Daniel Dumile.   So coming up we have writers, journalists, DJs, bloggers, YouTubers and historians in the mix to speak on DOOM, including Shawn Setaro, Dart Adams, Andrew Barber, Rob Pursey, Andrew Emery, Luke James, Yemi from Rhymes Like Dimes, Tom Shotgun the Aux and Chris from Breaking Atoms.   Get ready for some incredible love for KMD, remembering so MANY memorable lines and mesmerising beats, amazing stories of Doombots in Chicago and THAT Mass Appeal magazine cover (which may not be MF DOOM at all?! 😱). So much great insight on the legendary artist that was Zev Love X aka MF DOOM aka Viktor Vaughn aka King Geedorah.   R.I.P. to the Super Villain, an eternal resident in our Top 5 and certified hip hop legend.   Show Notes Shawn Setaro (02:35) How Dante Ross saw DOOM’s evolution from KMD (04:35) That time DOOM said he would be ‘the mayor of these kids’…and was (16:30) Dart Adams (18:00) The last verse on ‘?’ And Subroc’s photo (27:15) DoomStarks and the cover of Mass Appeal (28:50) Dart on DOOM being booed because fans thought he was a Doombot (38:05) Andrew Barber (38:27) The infamous story of DOOM x Mos Def concert with a Doomposter (42:40) Rob Pursey and Andrew Emery (54:00) DOOM was on Rap Rushmore by 2000 + Love for KMD (1:00:30) Luke James (1:13:26) Yemi Abiade from Rhymes Like Dimes podcast (1.29:19) Tom Comey from Shotgun the Aux podcast (1:43:05) Chris Mitchell from Breaking Atoms podcast (1:59:09)   You can also catch our 2020 breakdown of ‘Operation: Doomsday’ with Dad Bod Rap Pod right here too: Apple: https://apple.co/2VmpU5s Youtube: https://bit.ly/2T3V9AL Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Th4Z13   🚨 REMEMBER TO SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE 🚨 We’ve been dropping episodes looking at the best 3-album runs in 90s rap, catch them here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://bit.ly/2W7GCVh)   📧 REMEMBER TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWSLETTER 📧 We’re trying to build this community, so to keep you informed with our updates, we’d love for you to sub to our newsletter. Simply head to crate808.com and throw in your email! Many thanks peeps!   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   For the next mailbag episode, we’d love to hear from more of you guys - so email us at [email protected] with your takes on our mailbag questions, including…    🔲 What is the worst beat of 1995? 🔲 Your favourite verse of 2020 🔲 What’s the best album you’ll never listen to again? 🔲 Your feature of 2020 🔲 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 🔲 What’s the worst merch you’ve ever seen? 🔲 If one 90s artist drops music is 2021…who do you want it to be and why?   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
1/7/20212 hours, 4 minutes, 5 seconds
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Rap MVP of 2020, Hip Hop Verse of the Year and More (Summary of 2020 Part 2) | Ep. 81

In this second part to our summary of 2020 in hip hop we speak on our Rap MVP of 2020, Verse of the Year, Feature of the Year, Bangers of 2020 and so much more! Catch the first part where we break down our top five favourite albums of the year right here: https://bit.ly/2KWjUNw. Drop us your thoughts on 2020 via email [email protected] or on our socials 🙌   Show Notes Best album you’ll never listen to again? Ft. Negro by Pink Siifu and A.D.H.D by Joyner Lucas (01:35) Hip Hop Documentary of the Year: 69 - The Saga of Danny Hernandez (07:40) Rap MVP of 2020 ft. Megan Thee Stallion, Killer Mike, The Alchemist, Conway the Machine and Westside Gunn (07:53) Favourite Verses of 2020 ft. Black Thought, Benny the Butcher, Killer Mike, Lil Wayne, Ka (15:16) We were named Podcast of the Year by B-Boy Document magazine (21:00) 90s Re-Discoveries of 2020 ft. World Renown, Da Lench Mob, Diamond D, Das EFX, Pete Rock’s InI, CRU (22:48) Best Hip Hop Moments of 2020 ft. Westside Gunn crashing our Boldy James interview (29:05) If One 90s Rapper Drops in 2021…Who and Why? (36:22) Favourite Feature of 2020 ft. Slick Rick, Vince Staples, Black Thought, Conway, Lloyd Banks (40:00) Best Least Hip Hop Album of 2020 ft. Sault, Perfume Genius and Idles (42:30) Bangers of 2020 ft. Che Noir, 38 Spesh, Megan Thee Stallion, XP the Marxman, Ransom, KXNG Crooked, Skyzoo, The Koreatown Oddity, David Wolves (46:00)   🚨 REMEMBER TO SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE 🚨 We’ve been dropping episodes looking at the best 3-album runs in 90s rap, catch them here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://bit.ly/2W7GCVh)   🚨 REMEMBER TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWSLETTER 🚨 We’re trying to build this community, so to keep you informed with our updates, we’d love for you to sub to our newsletter. Simply head to crate808.com and throw in your email! Many thanks peeps!   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   For the next mailbag episode, we’d love to hear from more of you guys - so email us at [email protected] with your takes on our mailbag questions, including…    🔲 What is the worst beat of 1995? 🔲 Your favourite verse of 2020 🔲 What’s the best album you’ll never listen to again? 🔲 Your feature of 2020 🔲 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 🔲 What’s the worst merch you’ve ever seen? 🔲 If one 90s artist drops music is 2021…who do you want it to be and why?   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
12/27/202056 minutes, 17 seconds
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Top 5 Albums of 2020 (Summary of 2020 Part 1) | Ep. 80

We wrap up a historic year with a two-part special breaking down hip hop in 2020. For the first part, we’ll be diving into our personal top five favourite albums of the year (despite someone bringing a 2019 mixtape to the table 😭). Drop us your thoughts on 2020 via email [email protected] or on our socials 🙌   Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (02:05) Rudebwoy by CJ Fly (08:30) Alone Time by YL (13:15) Lulu by Conway the Machine and The Alchemist (18:30) Descendants of Cain by Ka (19:40) Don’t Feed the Monster by Homeboy Sandman (25:16) Manger on McNichols by Boldy James and Sterling Toles (30:00) Directors Cut Scene 3 by Ransom (33:50) RTJ4 by Run the Jewels (39:45) Alfredo by Freddie Gibbs and The Alchemist (47.26) Marlowe 2 by Marlowe, L’Orange and Solemn Brigham (54:40) Pray for Paris by Westside Gunn (1:00:45) Àdá Irin by Navy Blue (1:09:15) The Weeklys, Vol. 5 by KXNG Crooked (1:12:55) Honourable Mentions ft. R.A.P. Ferreira, Che Noir, R.A. The Rugged Man, Jay Electronica, Blu and Exile, Roc Marciano, Elzhi (1:20:00)   🚨 REMEMBER TO SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE 🚨 We’ve been dropping episodes looking at the best 3-album runs in 90s rap, catch them here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://bit.ly/2W7GCVh)   🚨 REMEMBER TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWSLETTER 🚨 We’re trying to build this community, so to keep you informed with our updates, we’d love for you to sub to our newsletter. Simply head to crate808.com and throw in your email! Many thanks peeps!   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   For the next mailbag episode, we’d love to hear from more of you guys - so email us at [email protected] with your takes on our mailbag questions, including…    🔲 What is the worst beat of 1995? 🔲 Your favourite verse of 2020 🔲 What’s the best album you’ll never listen to again? 🔲 Your feature of 2020 🔲 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 🔲 What’s the worst merch you’ve ever seen? 🔲 If one 90s artist drops music is 2021…who do you want it to be and why?   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
12/23/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 16 seconds
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Mailbag: Raekwon’s Best Verse, Worst Beat of ’95, Awful Rap Merch | Ep. 79

This week we take a dip into our overflowing mailbag of correspondence from the listeners - pretty mad how many of you got in touch on our list of subjects! So big up everyone who emailed [email protected] or hit us up on our socials…this episode is light on the cultural dives, but an incredibly fun journey into the minds of our audience 😂 So strap in for some chat that touches on…   Show Notes: Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? Ft. Benny the Butcher or…Andy Townsend?! (02:15) Rap Rotation: What’s everyone listening to? Ft. Goodie Mob, Busta Rhymes, Ransom, 645AR (07:02) Why was Kurupt heartbroken? (14:35) What if Kool Keith or LL got with your mum? (18:40) Weirdest dreams about rappers ft. sleeping under Method Man’s bed (22:43) Ridiculous lyrics (25:55) Worst merch you’ve ever bought feat. Kanye West (29:30) What is the worst beat of 1995? (31:25) What is Raekwon’s best verse ever? (35:25)   🚨 REMEMBER TO SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE 🚨 We’ve been dropping episodes looking at the best 3-album runs in 90s rap, catch them here… Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq) Tupac with Andrew Barber (https://bit.ly/2HGr3QT) De La Soul with Andrew Emery (https://bit.ly/324LJJn) Gang Starr with Dart Adams (https://bit.ly/2W7GCVh)   🚨 REMEMBER TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWSLETTER 🚨 We’re trying to build this community, so to keep you informed with our updates, we’d love for you to sub to our newsletter. Simply head to crate808.com and throw in your email! Many thanks peeps!   Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌   For the next mailbag episode, we’d love to hear from more of you guys - so email us at [email protected] with your takes on our mailbag questions, including…   🔲 What is the worst beat of 1995? 🔲 Your favourite verse of 2020 🔲 What’s the best album you’ll never listen to again? 🔲 Your feature of 2020 🔲 Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? 🔲 What’s the worst merch you’ve ever seen? 🔲 If one 90s artist drops music is 2021…who do you want it to be and why?   Catch all our Spotify playlists here… Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist: https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist: https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd   Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
12/12/202041 minutes, 33 seconds