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Digging through cultural and current events through the hip hop lens! Two cousins hailing from Oakland, CA (who currently reside in Chicago, IL) with a love for the universal language. Music has always been an important part of our lives from early on in our childhood. We were both involved in some type of musical activity, be it playing an instrument or trying to make actual songs on our own. Fast forward to recent years, the two of us are now avid hiphop fans and take the music and culture seriously. Our goal is to provide a prospective on music and culture that is real, honest, and unapologetic. We try to leave no stone left unturned, making sure our listeners know the history as well as whats popping today. If we don't know something, we'll go looking for the answers. I guess you can say we're aspiring anthropologists of hiphop. With that said, come dig through the crate with us!

Digging through cultural and current events through the hip hop lens! Two cousins hailing from Oakland, CA (who currently reside in Chicago, IL) with a love for the universal language. Music has always been an important part of our lives from early on in our childhood. We were both involved in some type of musical activity, be it playing an instrument or trying to make actual songs on our own. Fast forward to recent years, the two of us are now avid hiphop fans and take the music and culture seriously. Our goal is to provide a prospective on music and culture that is real, honest, and unapologetic. We try to leave no stone left unturned, making sure our listeners know the history as well as whats popping today. If we don't know something, we'll go looking for the answers. I guess you can say we're aspiring anthropologists of hiphop. With that said, come dig through the crate with us!
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Chicago, IL

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Digging through cultural and current events through the hip hop lens! Two cousins hailing from Oakland, CA (who currently reside in Chicago, IL) with a love for the universal language. Music has always been an important part of our lives from early on in our childhood. We were both involved in some type of musical activity, be it playing an instrument or trying to make actual songs on our own. Fast forward to recent years, the two of us are now avid hiphop fans and take the music and culture seriously. Our goal is to provide a prospective on music and culture that is real, honest, and unapologetic. We try to leave no stone left unturned, making sure our listeners know the history as well as whats popping today. If we don't know something, we'll go looking for the answers. I guess you can say we're aspiring anthropologists of hiphop. With that said, come dig through the crate with us!

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English


Episodes

Ep 112 - Reck McGee

9/16/2019
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On this episode we interview Chicago artist Reck McGee. We touched on his time running track, early DMX influences, and how he transitioned into making music. Listen, follow, subscribe and join the tribe!

Duration:00:56:07

Ep 111 - Party like its 2008?

9/3/2019
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On this episode we put the spotlight on local Chicago rapper Brittany Cater and discuss her music in detail. We also dive into Taylor Swift threatening to re-record her lost masters, how another recession is coming, and Danny Brown getting his own TV show. WTF is going on?! Listen to find out more!

Duration:00:56:37

Ep 110 - Miami Re-Port

8/19/2019
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Did you miss us? In this episode we talk Miami’s finest Rick Ross and his latest project Port of Miami 2. We give you updates on Jeffrey Epstein, ASAP Rocky, and Jay Z “buying in” to the NFL, and some LGBTQ+ news. We also touch on what Katy Perry has been touching.

Duration:01:20:28

Ep 109 - Found Boy, Lost Religion

8/12/2019
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In this episode we find ourselves knee deep in YBN Cordae’s debut album The Lost Boy. Also, how did a Christian rapper beat Chance the Rapper for #1? Who killed Jeff Epstein? Who seriously writes a top 50 list of rappers with no women? All these questions and more are answered in this episode!

Duration:01:11:21

Ep 108 - Krit Iz Here, for a Specific Type of Party...

7/29/2019
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In this episode we break down the “Z” in Big Krit’s “Krit Iz Here” album. We pause to talk about Tyler the Creator’s appearance on Funk Flex, touch on new border wall funding from the pentagon budget, and do our first live reaction to a YouTube video. Listen, follow, and subscribe bellow!

Duration:01:05:09

Ep 107 - Seriously Though, Revenge is Cereal

7/22/2019
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In this episode we dive into the new Dreamville compilation album, Revenge of the Dreamers III. We touch on race relations in both our government and in Sweden, as well as strippers that rap about their private areas. Listen, like, follow, subscribe today!

Duration:01:03:38

Ep 106 - Musa Monday!

7/8/2019
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In this episode, we chop it up with the lyrically inclined Chicago emcee Musa Reems! We dive into his influences and creative process as well as a in depth conversation around his latest project, Musa Mondays. Listen, like, follow, subscribe!

Duration:00:45:02

Ep 105 - Zuu Suit Riot

6/10/2019
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In this episode, we discuss Denzel Curry's 4th studio album, Zuu. We also dive into a myriad of news topics, from DJ Khaled throwing temper tantrums, Jay Z becoming hip hop's first billionaire, to the controversy around the discussion and actions taken regarding content on social media platforms. Listen, like, follow, subscribe!

Duration:01:13:54

Ep 104 - IGOR

6/3/2019
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In this episode we dive into the new Tyler the Creator album, IGOR. We also talk about trending news, from the hypocrisy of Mitch Mconnell's decision to fill a supreme court position to the recent Iggy Azalea photo leak. Listen, like, follow, subscribe!

Duration:01:17:48

Ep 103 - Lady Fever

5/29/2019
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In this episode, we invite our friend Imani back to the podcast to discuss Megan Thee Stallion's new project, Fever. We also dive into some important and interesting topics ranging from Steve Mnuchin refusing to move forward with putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 dollar bill, to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez exposing the dangers of facial recognition. Listen, like follow, subscribe!

Duration:01:03:59

Ep 102 - Lazy Fetuses

5/22/2019
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In this episode, we review a few singles and freestyles, from Denzel Curry's Ricky to Tierra Whack's recent freestyle on Tim Westwood TV. We also dive into some important discussions surrounding the ridiculous abortion laws passed in the south, as well as how Fugees rapper Pras was charged in a $21 Million campaign finance fraud case Listen, like, follow, subscribe!

Duration:00:59:54

EP 101 - CrasH Talking Yo Momma

5/15/2019
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We dedicate this episode to all the mother's out there that love hip hop! We talked about our favorite songs about mothers, dove into CrasH Talk by Schoolboy Q and caught up on all the news we might have missed since the last episode. Listen, like, follow subscribe!

Duration:00:54:29

Ep 100 - Through The Crate Live

4/17/2019
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In this episode, we celebrate 3 years of podcasting as we record our 100th episode in front of a live audience. We share our favorite moments as well as some submitted by our listeners. We also engage in a panel discussion featuring Matt Hennessy (Chief Engineer and Owner of VSOP Studios), LA VanGogh (Producer, Rapper, Singer, Engineer), Queen Zenobia (Rapper and member of Zulu Nation), and Elton (Rapper, Singer, Producer). Listen, like, follow, subscribe! **Recorded on 04/06/19

Duration:02:14:35

Ep 99 - Podcast or Go to Work, Admissions Scandal Edition

3/20/2019
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In this episode, we discuss the new album Rap or Go To The League by 2 Chainz. We also dive into the college admission scandal as it relates to the album, as well as the unfortunate shooting in New Zealand. Lastly, we drop important information on how our listeners can win one of 3 prizes from us! Listen, like, follow, subscribe!

Duration:01:26:20

Ep 98 - Chillin with E-Man

3/13/2019
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In this episode, we sit down with Eman and talk about his influences, creative process and beginnings in the music industry. We also talk about his latest single, "On It" featuring LakeshoreGhost and get more info on his upcoming project, Get It Going.

Duration:00:56:19

Ep 97 - After Hurt with SheGo Turbo

3/6/2019
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In this episode, we discuss SheGo Turbo's debut solo project After Hurt, which is available on all streaming platforms. We discuss everything from the meaning behind the title to the entire creative process for each song. Listen, like, follow, subscribe!

Duration:00:51:52

Ep 96 - The Alleged Episode

2/27/2019
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In this episode, Ben and Tressie Name that Verse with the quickness! We discuss Wiz Khalifa and Currensy's trip back to 2009 on their new project and dive into the events happening in hip hop today, from R Kelly's ongoing debauchery to the confusion and over-saturation of the Jussie Smollet case. Lastly, we read your responses to last week's question and pose a new one! Listen like, follow, subscribe!

Duration:01:24:20

Ep 95 - Big U.N.I.T.Y for Rappers (Who happen to be female)

2/13/2019
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In this episode we discuss Dreezy's new album Big Dreez. We also dive into a few trending topics, from Jeff Bezos' extortion claims to the revelation of 21 Savage's citizenship and surprising deportation. Lastly, we review the responses to last week's question from social media. Listen, like, follow, and subscribe!

Duration:01:03:22

Ep 94 - Boogie Is For Sale

2/6/2019
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In this episode we continue with the Name that Verse game, as well as Hip Hop Cafe where we dive into the new project from Boogie titled Everythings For Sale. We also discuss a myriad of trending topics, from Ariana Grande's new song 7 Rings and how its borrowing from a ton of songs, to celebrating Black History Month and discussing the history of Peter H. Clark. Listen like follow subscribe!

Duration:01:14:00

Ep 93 - Shutting down Future's Middle Child

2/3/2019
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In this episode we discuss why Tressie is not a fan of Future and what about his latest album really rubbed her the wrong way. We also talk about J Cole's new single Middle Child, updates on the government shut down, Kamala Harris and DMX's release from prison. Lastly, we review the responses to last week's question.

Duration:01:13:53