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Breaking Atoms: The Hip Hop Podcast

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Get stuck off the realness as Sumit and Chris break down the important issues in Hip Hop music, culture and politics. From high-brow deep dives to low-end theories, expect clinical analysis and subjective perspectives from these two Rap Scientists.

Get stuck off the realness as Sumit and Chris break down the important issues in Hip Hop music, culture and politics. From high-brow deep dives to low-end theories, expect clinical analysis and subjective perspectives from these two Rap Scientists.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Get stuck off the realness as Sumit and Chris break down the important issues in Hip Hop music, culture and politics. From high-brow deep dives to low-end theories, expect clinical analysis and subjective perspectives from these two Rap Scientists.

Language:

English


Episodes

Prince Po Interview: Push Past The Margin

7/27/2021
This week's guest is one-half of the most conceptually creative groups in Hip Hop history. Prince Po of Organized Konfusion comes through to talk about his beginnings in Queens, recording the 'Stress' album, working with Danger Mouse and Oh No's superhuman multitasking skills. Crush. Kill. Destroy. You know the rest. Follow Sumit 💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiphopchronicle 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/hiphopchronicle Follow Chris 💥 Instagram:...

Duration:01:03:11

Pain In Da Ass Interview: Be Prepared For Your Success

7/20/2021
Following our epic 'Reasonable Doubt' series, we're excited to welcome back the very first voice you hear on that album, Pain In Da Ass! He digs even deeper into his story and adventures at Roc-A-Fella Records, how he became an intern, almost starring in the cult classic, 'Belly', and other shenanigans. The streets asked for this. You're welcome. Follow Sumit 💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiphopchronicle 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/hiphopchronicle Follow...

Duration:01:13:06

Shyheim Interview: Rugged Manchild

7/13/2021
Special Appearance: Dom Pachino (Killarmy) Our adventures through Shaolin continue, as we connect with, the rugged child himself, Shyheim! Now, he's all grown up, he has a lot of life experience to share. He talks about adapting to the new world after being incarcerated, the 25th anniversary of his sophomore album, being in the video for Ice Cream and more. Follow Sumit 💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiphopchronicle 💥 Twitter:...

Duration:00:20:27

4th Disciple Interview: Sonic Algorythm

7/6/2021
Believe it or not, when it comes to the Wu-Tang sound, RZA had a few trusted chefs with him in the kitchen. For this episode, we are joined by the 4th Disciple, who fills in the gaps on some key Shaolin history. From hearing early Wu demos to developing the Killarmy sound, Breaking Atoms show gratitude to one of the greatest producers of all time. Follow Sumit 💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiphopchronicle 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/hiphopchronicle Follow...

Duration:00:55:10

Evidence (Dilated Peoples) Interview: The Unlearning Curve

6/29/2021
Evidence is someone who once proudly proclaimed he would "sit up in the shadows and rebel against fame". Ironically, his star has continued to rise in the 20+ years he's been in the game and slowly, but surely, he's opening up even more. We got to have a quick chat with Evidence about his new album, his love of photography and some rarely discussed sections of his music history. Follow Sumit Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiphopchronicle Twitter:...

Duration:00:24:02

The Ruler's Back: The Making of The Blueprint by Jay-Z

6/25/2021
The next Breaking Atoms original podcast series is coming in September 2021! Look out for The Ruler's Back: The Making of The Blueprint by Jay-Z! Follow Sumit 💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiphopchronicle 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/hiphopchronicle Follow Chris 💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamkinetik 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/iamkinetik Connect with Breaking Atoms 💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Facebook:...

Duration:00:01:01

Episode 5: Brooklyn's Finest | Brooklyn's Finest: The Making of Reasonable Doubt by Jay-Z

6/24/2021
In our fifth and final episode, we examine the legacy of Reasonable Doubt 25 years on and why so many people consider it to be one of the most seminal albums in Hip Hop history. Featuring in order of appearance: Pain In Da Ass, Dart Adams, DJ Snips, Jaz-O, Ski Beatz, Rob Markman, Chezik Tsunoda, Sean Kantrowitz, Yoh Phillips, Robyn Mowatt, SK Vibemaker, Maria Davis, Nick Raphael, Christian Tattersfield, Abdul Malik Abbott, Kathy Iandoli, David Lotwin, Ryan Proctor, DJ Shortee Blitz and DJ...

Duration:00:26:19

Episode 4: Can't Knock The Hustle | Brooklyn's Finest: The Making of Reasonable Doubt by Jay-Z

6/22/2021
In our fourth episode, we’ll be examining the initial and retrospective response to Reasonable Doubt, shining a light on the tight-knit vibes of the Roc-A-Fella Records staff and connecting with original members of the US street team. Featuring in order of appearance: Ryan Proctor, DJ Snips, Dart Adams, Charlie Braxton, Nick Raphael, Christian Tattersfield, DJ Shortee Blitz, Pain In Da Ass, Maria Davis, DJ Clark Kent, Robyn Mowatt, David Lotwin, Kathy Iandoli and Ski Beatz. Sumit on some...

Duration:00:30:18

Episode 3: Bring It On | Brooklyn's Finest: The Making of Reasonable Doubt by Jay-Z

6/17/2021
In our third episode, we continue our deep dive into the album’s tracklist and key themes. We also analyse the people, places and things that made the album happen, including early live performances, leftover songs and promo campaigns. Featuring in order of appearance: Charlie Braxton, Ryan Proctor, Yoh Phillips, Pain In Da Ass, Maria Davis, Ski Beatz, Rob Markman, DJ Clark Kent, Jaz-O, DJ Snips and Dart Adams. Sumit and Chris on Roc-A-Fella Records looking for distribution...

Duration:00:30:07

Episode 2: Politics As Usual | Brooklyn's Finest: The Making of Reasonable Doubt by Jay-Z

6/14/2021
In our second episode, we look at the process of making the Reasonable Doubt album, the internal struggles, signing to Payday Records, Roc-A-Fella Records renting their first office space, and finding a recording home at D & D Studios. Featuring in order of appearance: Dart Adams, Ski, Rob Markman, Abdul Malik Abbott, David Lotwin, Joe Quinde, Jaz-O, SK Vibemaker, Pain In Da Ass, DJ Clark Kent, DJ Shortee Blitz and Sean Kantrowitz. Chris on Roc-A-Fella signing with Payday Records...

Duration:00:34:53

Episode 1: Coming of Age | Brooklyn's Finest: The Making of Reasonable Doubt by Jay-Z

6/10/2021
From Breaking Atoms comes a new original podcast series celebrating the 25th anniversary of Jay-Z’s debut album, Reasonable Doubt. In this first episode, we travel back in time to a pre-gentrified Brooklyn, New York and explore Jay-Z’s early musical roots. We’ll also learn about how he came to a fork in the road and had to choose between the rap game and the crack game - even with all their similarities and pitfalls. We’ll also find out when and how Jay-Z met his future business...

Duration:00:32:21

Nicolay Interview: The Dutch Master

6/8/2021
This week's guest is a true musician and we don't use that term lightly. Nicolay stops by to talk about leveraging the internet to create music, evolving the +FE sound, some of his lesser-known underground collaborations and working with Phonte. You're about to witness the strength of music knowledge. Our very first original podcast series, "Brooklyn's Finest: The Making of Reasonable Doubt by Jay-Z" drops on Thursday 10th June 2021! We'll be celebrating the 25th anniversary of Jay-Z's...

Duration:01:21:39

Brooklyn's Finest: The Making of Reasonable Doubt by Jay-Z (Side B)

6/3/2021
Breaking Atoms are excited to announce our brand new original podcast series celebrating the 25th anniversary of one of the most seminal debut Hip Hop albums of all time; Reasonable Doubt by Jay-Z. Across five episodes, you’ll hear from the people directly involved in the conception of this five mic masterpiece. Jaz-O, Ski Beatz, Maria Davis, Pain In Da Ass, Abdul Malik Abbott, Nick Raphael, Christian Tattersfield and more talk about the blood, sweat, tears and years it took to bring this...

Duration:00:03:50

Rapper Big Pooh Interview: Sleeper Cell

6/1/2021
We often mention the term "hip hop journey" on the podcast and this week's guest is fundamental to our individual and collective Rap adventures. Big Pooh pulls up the pod to talk about his career including unreleased LB songs from "The Listening" sessions, working on "Dirty Pretty Things", providing fan service while evolving and artist management. We even take it back to the days of The Lawn. If you don't know what this is, you weren't inside and that's okay. Follow Sumit 💥...

Duration:01:16:28

Brooklyn's Finest: The Making of Reasonable Doubt by Jay-Z (Side A)

5/27/2021
Breaking Atoms are excited to announce our brand new original podcast series celebrating the 25th anniversary of one of the most seminal debut Hip Hop albums of all time; Reasonable Doubt by Jay-Z. Across five episodes, you’ll hear from the people directly involved in the conception of this five mic masterpiece. Jaz-O, Ski Beatz, Maria Davis, Pain In Da Ass, Abdul Malik Abbott, Nick Raphael, Christian Tattersfield and more talk about the blood, sweat, tears and years it took to bring this...

Duration:00:03:50

Tracey Lee Interview: Blaze of Glory

5/25/2021
Coming in and going out in a blaze of glory is Tracey Lee - who also happens to be our first two-time guest on the pod. We had a real timely and important conversation about life and love. Bullshit with Rap if you want. Click here to purchase "Glory: The Manuscript" by Tracey Lee here. Click here to learn more about the benefits of life insurance. Follow Sumit 💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiphopchronicle 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/hiphopchronicle Follow...

Duration:00:51:50

Nyce & Havoc (Mobb Deep) Interview: Future Of The Infamous

5/18/2021
It's the infamous back in the house once again! We're honoured to welcome Nyce Da Future and the legendary Havoc of Mobb Deep on this week's pod. Fresh off the release of their collaborative 'Future Of The Streets' EP, Nyce talks about his chemistry with Havoc, how the Mobb Deep OG helped him to hone his skills and the importance of Prodigy in the whole story. We made the minutes count and we had to ask Havoc about some infamous history. Stan moment incoming! Follow Sumit 💥...

Duration:00:27:54

Cappadonna Interview: The Slang Reverend

5/11/2021
Love is love as we collide with a true original! Our guest this week is the legendary, Cappadonna, from the almighty Wu-Tang Clan! The Captain of The Dons came through with the colourful knowledge that he and his clansmen have been known to deliver. We came up under vets and paid debts mad years. Peace God. Follow Sumit 💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiphopchronicle 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/hiphopchronicle Follow Chris 💥 Instagram:...

Duration:00:45:30

Maxim Robin Interview: The Plug We Met

5/4/2021
This week's guest was a friend of the show before we even had a show. Max Robin takes us on a tour of duty and shares stories about being on the road with Freddie Gibbs and Madlib and what he's learned from his journeys across the globe. He also touches on how he met Lord Apex and how they sparked their business and personal relationship. Follow Sumit 💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiphopchronicle 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/hiphopchronicle Follow Chris 💥...

Duration:01:08:08

Reks Interview: Think On These T.H.I.N.G.S.

4/27/2021
We're heading back to the East Coast this week to link up with the Rhyhtmatic Eternal King Supreme, otherwise known as Reks, to chop it up with precision about music, family, and his amazing new album. This conversation is food for the soul. Press play and find out why the hunger inside (of him) never gets satisfied. Follow Sumit 💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiphopchronicle 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/hiphopchronicle Follow Chris 💥 Instagram:...

Duration:00:45:35