FAME VERSUS OWNERSHIP | EP #223 feat Blueprint & Illogic – YouTube

Great show explaining the business of ownership…

Because we do speak about ownership quite often on this podcast, it is always refreshing to see the conversation happen on bigger platforms. This week that happened courtesy of some viral tweets by Kanye West, who took to twitter to voice his dissatisfaction with his recording contract. He posted his contract for all to see, pointing out that even though he is now a billionaire, there is no way for him to ever get ownership of his music due to the nature of his contract. As with most things, Kanye was a little over the top in his presentation, but the truth couldn’t be ignored: record labels have deals in place that are highly in their favor and should be talked about. In this episode, we have a discussion about fame versus ownership, why Kanye is in the position he is in, and why an artists like the late Nipsey Hussle went the opposite route.

FAME VERSUS OWNERSHIP | EP #223 feat Blueprint & Illogic – YouTube

David Banner dropping jewels on “Porch Talk” 1 & 2

David Banner brings his Instagram porch talks to the podcast this week. Join Banner and Tommy Nova on the porch for some raw and honest real talk about many of the issues impacting our people today. Banner asks us to consider what we all are willing to do and sacrifice to take advantage of this moment in history and discusses the importance of knowing when to sit down and stand up to bring about change that will empower future generations to come.

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PHARAOHE MONCH VERSUS O.C. CATALOG BATTLE | EP #221 feat Blueprint & Illogic

While it’s very common for hip-hop fans to debate about who the best rapper or producer are, it’s very rare for them to restrict those debates to only the artists catalogs. In this episode, we decided to debate which artist has the better catalog–Pharaohe Monch or O.C.? But instead of making it a barbershop debate where there is no score and no winner, we break down the competition into four categories, assign points to each, and determine a winner at the end. As fans of both artists, this was one of the more fun episodes we’ve done in a while. Let’s go!! 06:06 Top Three Albums 16:20 Top Singles 22:04 Collaborations 27:34 Career Arc/Longevity 33:42 Conclusion

PHARAOHE MONCH VERSUS O.C. CATALOG BATTLE | EP #221 feat Blueprint & Illogic – YouTube

Tim Hardaway Sr. Joins Q and D | Knuckleheads Quarantine: E14

Chicago legend Tim Hardaway joins the fellas this week on Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. Tim takes us through his journey growing up in Chicago, getting his handles on the city sidewalks, heading off to UTEP, and creating the ‘UTEP two-step’. Laugh along as Tim tells us how Don Nelson snatched him late in the draft and then just how confident he got after his first All-Star Game. Hear about the creation of Run TMC and learn why that scoring phenomenon lasted for only two seasons. Then Tim gets into his Miami years, what it was like ballin’ in the mid ‘90s, and how great it feels to have his jersey retired by the Heat. Tim then discusses Tim Jr. playing in the league and tells a hilarious story about the last time they’ll ever play one-on-one. Tim Hardaway is no joke but he’s got a lot of ‘em! You won’t want to miss this one.

Tim Hardaway Sr. Joins Q and D | Knuckleheads Quarantine: E14 | The Players’ Tribune – YouTube

Will “the Thrill” Bynum Joins Q and D | Knuckleheads Quarantine: E11

It’s the one we’ve been waiting for. That walking bucket, Will Bynum, finally drops by to talk shop on Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. Just some backstory: Bynum is the reason for this podcast. We wanted to highlight players that the casual fan might not know, but who the NBA community reveres and honors. Will the Thrill is that hooper. We hear about his start in Chicago, the myth being made. His move to Lute Olson’s Arizona and why he left for Georgia Tech. The hours he spent on his craft. His overseas journey. Finally busting into the NBA. To his new life as a trainer. Will talks about the game like the craftsman he is. But don’t let his humble nature fool you. The man is a basketball savant and a teacher. He helped D-Rose get his game back solid. He can also hit you with the oral history of how the Shammgod traveled the world and back again. You can’t miss this one. It’s extra-extra-special. Will means everything to Chicago hoops. His impact is felt throughout the city. It’s an honor to have Will Bynum join the show.

Will “the Thrill” Bynum Joins Q and D | Knuckleheads Quarantine: E11 | The Players’ Tribune – YouTube