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Feb. 17, 2020

Ep. 21: Dead Prez-Let's Get Free. Establishment Advisory Be Damned!

The crew revisits the revolutionary group Dead Prez's 2000 debut Let's Get Free and discuss its themes of Pan-Africanism, self empowerment, anti-establishment, holistic eating and knowledge of self that are still cautions to the ills of Black America a g...

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Feb. 10, 2020

Ep. 20: Ghostface Killah-Supreme Clientele. A Return to The Essence

B. Cox reviews Ghostface Killah's transcendent effort 2000's Supreme Clientele; how its themes, lyrics and virtuoso production made it a stand out among Wu Tang's solo efforts and helped push the group back the forefront as hip-hop entered a new …

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Feb. 3, 2020

Ep. 19: Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth-Funky Technician. A Diamond In …

B. Cox looks at 1990's Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth Funky Technician, a forgotten diamond in the rough among a slew of classics released in 1990 and how its quality has maintained despite its relative journey in obscurity.

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Jan. 27, 2020

Ep. 18: D'Angelo-Voodoo. A Soulful Masterpiece

The crew reminisces about D'Angelo's incredible second album, 2000's Voodoo; a R&B, soul and funk masterclass and how it dared to change the constructs that traditional R&B and neo-soul albums were created within going forward.

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Jan. 20, 2020

Ep. 17: The Roots-Do You Want More?!!!??! "And You Are All About to W…

The crew reflects on The legendary Roots crew major label 1995 debut Do You Want More?!!!??!, their experimentation with fusing jazz & hip-hop and how their creativity lead them down a road where they would stand out among a genre …

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Jan. 13, 2020

Ep. 16: Smif-n-Wessun-Dah Shinin. Introduce You To Bucktown

The crew discusses the Boot Camp Clik's duo Smif-n-Wessun and their 1995 gritty debut album Dah Shinin after 25 years. They speak about the influence that Tek and Steele had on other music groups outside of their sphere of influence …

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Dec. 16, 2019

Ep. 15: Pete Rock & CL Smooth-The Main Ingredient. An underappreciate…

The crew discusses the second and final offering from Pete Rock & CL Smooth, 1994's The Main Ingredient. A laid back virtuoso effort by the duo is often overlooked and underappreciated. They discuss how, as grown men, they can appreciate …

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Dec. 9, 2019

Ep. 14: Rawkus Presents Soundbombing II. A Continuation...

The crew reminisces about the 1999 Rawkus compilation Soundbombing II. In the midst of their rise as a great collective, crew and record label, Rawkus teamed up with their roster of skilled emcees and a select choice of guest wordsmiths …

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Dec. 2, 2019

Ep. 13: Common-Resurrection. Only The Beginning...

The crew looks back at Common's second album Resurrection to see how his partnership with No. ID and improvement on his debut album would lead him to an impressive run through the rest of the 90s and the early 2000s.

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Nov. 25, 2019

Ep. 12: Queen Latifah-All Hail The Queen. A Royal Debut

The crew looks back at Queen Latifah's landmark 1989 debut album All Hail The Queen: how she set the standard for Female MCs for years to come and how it launched her career as an entertainment powerhouse and icon for …

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Nov. 18, 2019

Ep. 11: Dr. Dre-2001. A Triumphant Return By The Architect

The crew reminisces on Dr. Dre's follow up to his classic debut, 1999's 2001 and how it sparked the beginning of a decade of dominance for his label Aftermath Entertainment and their affiliates.

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Nov. 11, 2019

Ep. 10: Scarface-The Diary. A Peek Into the Mind of one of the GOATs

The crew takes a look back at Scarface's 1994 album The Diary: how it helped solidify Scarface as a solo artist, painted vivid and explicit pictures for listener and started him on the path to hip-hop greatness for the next …

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Nov. 4, 2019

Ep. 9: Nas-Illmatic. Definition- hip-hop classic: 1. See Nas' Illmatic

The crew discusses arguably the most critical acclaimed hip-hop album of all-time Nas' historic 1994 debut Illmatic, and how it continues set the standard lyrically and production-wise 25 years later.

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Oct. 28, 2019

Ep. 8: Pharoahe Monch-Internal Affairs. A Forgotten Gem In The Digita…

The crew takes a look at the highly anticipated 1999 debut album of Pharoahe Monch, Internal Affairs, on the cusp of it being made available digitally and otherwise for the first time on its 20th anniversary.

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Oct. 21, 2019

Ep. 7: Mos Def-Black on Both Sides. Ahead of Its Time?

The crew discuss Mos Def's (nka Yasin Bey) timeless 1999 debut Black on Both Sides, which came at a critical times in their lives. They discuss the lyrics, production, themes and the prophetic nature of its message that still rings …

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Sept. 30, 2019

Ep. 6: Notorious B.I.G.-Ready to Die. The King of New York Ascends to…

The crew discusses The Notorious B.I.G's exceptional 1994 debut album Ready to Die on its 25th anniversary, its genius production work, hardcore and smooth lyrics and how it shaped an hip-hop icon.

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Sept. 23, 2019

Ep. 5: De La Soul-3 Feet High & Rising. Important? Significant? Yes! …

The crew discusses De La Soul's historic 1989 debut 3 Feet High And Rising, its impact and how it shaped other projects released within the genre in the following year and years to come.

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Sept. 16, 2019

Ep. 4: Outkast-Southernplayaisticadillacmuzik. "The South's Got Sumth…

The crew takes a look at Outkast's groundbreaking debut Southernplayaisticadillacmuzik: it's impact on Atlanta, Southern hip-hop and the hip hop scene overall 25 years after it's release.

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Sept. 9, 2019

Ep. 3: Prince Paul-A Prince Among Thieves. An Interesting Concept

The crew tackles Prince Paul's 1999 concept album A Prince Among Thieves, its unique nature and how the album would look if it was done in today's music climate.

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Sept. 2, 2019

Ep. 2:The Roots-Things Fall Apart. A Magnum Opus For "The Legendary"

The crew takes a look at the The Roots breakthrough album Things Fall Apart 20 years later, how it changed their career trajectory and how it stacks up with the rest of their catalog.

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Aug. 26, 2019

Ep. 1-Mobb Deep Murda Muzik. Mobb Deep's Last Great Album?

We take a look at Mobb Deep's fourth album Murda Muzik as it turns 20 years old, examining the themes, highlights, low points and whether it stands the test of time for the legendary Queensbridge rap duo.

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