Drink Champs Ep 147 w/ Hakim Green, Rated R, Ike & the D.C. Family

N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN are the Drink Champs. In this Thanksgiving episode the guys link up with Hakim Green of Channel Live, platinum producer Rated R, Ike of Def jam Recordings and the Drink Champs family to discuss current events and everything they are grateful for. Happy Thanksgiving from the Drink Champs family!

via Drink Champs Ep 147 w/ Hakim Green, Rated R, Ike & the D.C. Family (Full Video) – YouTube

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Talib Kweli & Dead Prez | Drink Champs

Talib Kweli & Dead Prez came through for Happy Hour with the #DrinkChamps N.O.R.E. & DJ EFN. During this 2 hour session, they discuss “conscious rap,” hip hop going corporate, Mos Def being deported, the state of their longtime friend Kanye West, book trading & more.

via Talib Kweli & Dead Prez | Drink Champs (Full Episode) – YouTube

Drink Champs Ep. 145 w/ Jarobi (ATCQ), AP The Jeweler and The D.C. Family

N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN are the Drink Champs. In this episode the guys along with Jarobi of A Tribe Called Quest, AP the Jeweler and the D.C. family talk current events and recent 25th anniversaries of Tribe and Wu-Tang albums.

via Drink Champs Ep. 145 w/ Jarobi (ATCQ), AP The Jeweler and The D.C. Family (Full Video) – YouTube

Vlad Faces Rah Digga Criticism + Culture Vulture Claims ¦ VinRock & Leah-Jenea

Rising star from TV talent show “The Four” Leah-Jenea speaks with Lord Jamar and Rah Digga about her experience on the show and how she got into the music industry, meeting Naughty By Nature legend VinRock, and the Illtown Sluggaz (13:26).
Also making a debut appearance on the Yanadameen Godcast is none other than Vladimir Lyubovny of VladTV (36:39). While most people only know the voice in the interviews, Vlad visits the set to be the one answering questions for a change. Rah Digga immediately applies the pressure and puts to Vlad the view that his platform promotes a negative image of hiphop (52:02) and the assertion that Vlad is merely a culture vulture in hiphop (59:26).
Lord Jamar does give Vlad props, however, for initiating the “Vlad Stocks” content which seeks to offer investment and money guidance (1:04:45). Continue reading

Rap Radar Ep. 38: Westside Gunn – YouTube

Westside Gunn’s music can’t be labeled. So much in fact that he christened his latest project with three names, Supreme Blientele, God Is The Greatest, Chris Benoit. But whatever you decide to call it, the Buffalo,NY native has earned the respect of his fans and peers. In 2017, Eminem caught wind and offered him a label deal for his Griselda imprint. Back downstate, Gunn speaks on his new album, acceptance, hometown support, culture and much more!

via Rap Radar Ep. 38: Westside Gunn – YouTube

Philly’s Finest: RJ Payne + Mad Squablz spit FREESTYLE FLAMES

Yanadameen Godcast episode #026

In an era when it seems that so-called “mumble” rap is thriving and lyricism is on the critically endangered list, Lord Jamar and Rah Digga welcome to the Yanadameen Godcast two of Philly’s finest spitters in RJ Payne and Mad Squablz.
Find out how both artists got into hiphop and honed their skills, then turn the volume all the way up as they drop absolute fire on solo freestyles before closing out with an unrehearsed back-to-back which will have you reaching for the fire extinguisher! Continue reading

A Law Professor Explains Why You Should Never Talk to Police – VICE

I already knew this but for those who don’t know, check it out…

James Duane doesn’t think you should ever talk to the police. Not just, “Don’t talk to the police if you’re accused of a crime,” or, “Don’t talk to the police in an interrogation setting”—never talk to the cops, period. If you are found doing something suspicious by an officer (say, breaking into your own house because you locked yourself outside), you are legally obligated to tell the cop your name and what you’re doing at that very moment. Continue reading