Album Reviews Four | EP #268 feat Blueprint & Illogic – YouTube

LOL man they went hard on Nas & Common’s latest projects….

It’s been almost a year since we’ve done an album reviews episode, so we decided to bring it back. This week we’re reviewing albums from Kanye, Curly Castro, Common, Nas, and Cesar Comanche & Poe Mack.

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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

NAS | Drink Champs

#NasirJones sits down with the #DrinkChamps N.O.R.E & DJ EFN to talk about EVERYTHING from #BodyInTheTrunk, changing the game of #HipHop, working with #KanyeWest, his conversation with #Prince, #TheLostTapes2 & more. Makkeeee some noise and tune in to Drink Champs on Thursday at 10pm EST only on REVOLT TV.

N.O.R.E and DJ EFN sit down with the legendary Nas for an iconic episode as they discuss the release of his new album, putting Queens back on the map, and the one person who said no to being a feature on a song.

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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.

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Drink Champs Episode 142 w/ Freddie Gibbs

N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN are the Drink Champs. In this episode the guys get together for a special Halloween family episode and talk about all that’s been happening in hip hop lately. Freddie Gibbs drops by and joins the crew to talk about everything from Kanye to human trafficking!

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Are White People Calling Police To Have Black People Killed?

We have seen increasing numbers of incidents where white people are calling the police on Black people who are going about their business. From the “BBQ Becky” incident in Oakland that triggered everything off, to the recent case of the white woman who claimed that a 9-year-old Black boy groped her in a store in situation that shared uncomfortable similarities to the Emmitt Till episode.

With the odds overwhelmingly stacked against Black people in outcomes of contact with the police, are white people intentionally calling the police so that they can have Black people murdered without repercussions? Continue reading

Marley Marl | Drink Champs (Full Episode) – YouTube

This weeks episode of Drink Champs with Noreaga and co host DJ EFN we have the legendary producer Marley Marl. He talks working with with everyone from Roxanne to Rakim, as well as how Kanye West saved his life, why he never signed Nas and much more.

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Beat Kings (2006) – YouTube

The BEAT KINGZ is the first documentary exploring the original architects of Hip-Hop: the producers (Marley Marl, DJ Premier, Pete Rock, The RZA, Kanye West, Trackmasters, Just Blaze, Havoc, Swizz Beatz, Prince Paul, Easy Mo Be, D Dot, David Banner, Rockwilder, Salaam Remi and the list goes on)

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Kanye’s Downward Spiral ¦ Lil Wayne’s Resurgence ¦ Cyhi vs Joe [Full Show] – YouTube

ruh roh joe….

This week’s Godcast delves into the sideshow that Kanye West seems to be morphing into and asks what could be the cause of his erratic behavior – is he really suffering mental health issues or is it simply a case of attention-seeking (12:25)?
Another rapper who has been back in the spotlight this week is Lil Wayne, as the long-awaited Carter V album was finally released – essentially marking the end of his prolonged feud with Birdman and Cash Money Records (21:56). How has Wayne managed to last so long in the rap game and cross generations 26:33)?
Cyhi The Prynce and Joe Budden have been engaging in some back-and-forth, with Cyhi calling Joe out to battle him officially for $500’000 (36:03). Do you think Joe will step up to the plate or will he continue to play his “I’m retired” card to get out of jail? Continue reading