THE COUNT BASS D CHEAT CODE – PART ONE | EP #199 feat Blueprint & Count Bass D

This week on Super Duty Tough Work, we’re joined by none other than “the rapper with the most chords” himself, Count Bass D. On the heels of his brand new album “CBD” that was released this week, Blueprint and Count Bass D sit down for a dope conversation about being signed during the golden era of hip-hop, how he learned production, and the musicality that’s played such a huge role in his career. This is just the first part of this interview that we will be breaking up over the next several weeks. Let’s go!

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Royce Da 5’9″ Talks The Allegory, Beef In Detroit’s Hip Hop Scene, Eminem And More | Drink Champs – YouTube

On today’s episode N.O.R.E & DJ EFN chop it up with the legendary Royce da 5’9”. Recently, Royce released his latest album “The Allegory” a collection of 22 songs entirely self produced by Royce himself. We are also joined at the DC table by the legendary producer himself, the talented Mr. Porter. Continue reading

Shedding Light on Sundown Towns: ProPublica Illinois Investigates

Funny this topic been popping up of late…

The term “sundown town” is familiar to many African Americans.
These were towns across the United States where black Americans knew they weren’t welcome after dark.
A new ProPublica Illinois story examines the racist legacy of one such town in Illinois called Anna.
Below, a Q&A with ProPublica Illinois reporter Logan Jaffe. Continue reading

Talib Kweli And Planet Asia Talk Cali Agents, Wu, Hieroglyphics, Alchemy, 5% Nation

This should be good…

On this episode of People’s Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with longtime friend, collaborator, and legendary West Coast lyricist — Planet Asia. Throughout the interview, we get profound insight into numerous topics including PA’s upbringing in Fresno, CA, linking up with Rasco to form their group Cali Agents, his desire to leave a legacy as an emcee staying true to form throughout his career, and carving out his niche in the game as a West Coast lyricist cut from the same cloth as East Coast acts like The Wu-Tang Clan. Yep, the deep hip-hop heads are gonna eat this up. Continue reading

For The Record – Rob Markman | Episode w/ Royce Da 5’9”

After a relatively quiet year following his 2018 critically-acclaimed album, ‘Book of Ryan,’ Royce da 5’9” has confirmed he has an album on the way. He stopped by ‘For The Record’ to discuss his upcoming 2020 project, ‘The Allegory,’ with Genius’ Head of Artist Relations Rob Markman.
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Talib Kweli And Ras Kass Talk Nature Of A Threat, Dr. Dre, Jail Time, Royce da 5’9″

On this episode of People’s Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh converse with long-time friend and Kweli-collaborator Ras Kass. They discuss the MC’s legacy as a lyrical heavyweight on the west coast and he reflects on how he feels about his song “Nature Of A Threat” almost 25 years later. The trio also talks about the latest Ras Kass album “Soul On Ice 2” and how the original Soul on Ice album is more relevant today than ever. Continue reading

Roc Marciano Explains How His Sound Defined A Decade In Rap

Roc Marciano’s Rap career began before Y2K. However, the 2010s were a definitive decade for the Hempstead, Long Island MC/producer. After running with Flipmode Squad, co-founding The U.N., and putting in work with Pete Rock, Wu-Tang Clan, and others, the artist stepped forth. Continue reading

Talib Kweli And Crooked I Talk Tupac, Slaughterhouse, And Wu-Tang Biopic Writing | People’s Party

On this episode of People’s Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with a true veteran of the culture, Crooked I. They discuss his interview show “Crook’s Corner,” his work on the Hulu biopic “Wu-Tang: An American Saga,” his first time meeting Tupac, Long Beach gang affiliations, and how hip-hop can help foster black-brown unity. Continue reading