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Ep 68 - Kickin It with CTB

6/13/2018
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In this episode we sit down with local hip hop group, Chi Town Born. We discuss their history, influences, and music. Listen, like, follow, subscribe!

Duration:01:01:24

Ep 67 - A di dadi don! Duppies All Around!

6/6/2018
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In this episode, we discuss Pusha T and Drake going head to head. We review Daytona, provide a timeline of the beef between the two, and what we're feeling about it. Listen, like, follow, subscribe!

Duration:00:58:51

Ep 66 - The Book of Ryan and Alcoholism

5/30/2018
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In this episode we discuss The Book Of Ryan by Royce Da 5'9" and the affects of alcoholism in hip hop. Listen, like, follow, subscribe!

Duration:00:55:07

Ep 65 - Tapped in with Blvck Achilles

5/23/2018
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In this episode, we tap in with the talented rapper and Oakland native Blvck Achilles. We discuss his latest self titled project and some of the themes he addresses on it. We also discuss the gentrification of Oakland and what he's doing to keep it's true culture alive.

Duration:00:49:29

Ep 64 - The Ecstatic Midnight Carnival Marauders

5/16/2018
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Duration:01:28:13

Ep 63 - BackInTheDayz Interview

5/9/2018
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In this episode, we interviewed the Chicago hip hop group BackInTheDayz. We spoke about their beginnings, influences, and aspirations as a group. We also discussed their affiliations with ChiRock and the Zulu nation. Listen, follow, like, subscribe!

Duration:00:49:09

Ep 62 - KOD = Kids and Kanye on Drugs?

5/1/2018
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In this episode we discuss J Cole's KOD album in depth. We discussion addiction and how its evolved in the culture. We also discuss the extensive Kanye West tweets, what they meant, and how they affect the culture.

Duration:01:03:18

Ep 61 - Care for Me and my Vacation to Hell

4/24/2018
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In this episode, we discuss two very different albums: Vacation in Hell by Flatbush Zombies and Care For Me by Saba. We also take a deep dive into a more sensitive topic, depression in hip hop. Listen, like, follow, subscribe!

Duration:01:08:11

Ep 60 - Delayed but Forgotten Vol. 6

4/20/2018
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In this installment of Delayed but Not Forgotten, we discuss Drake's new video Nice for What as well and Young MA's freestyle, Praktice. We also dive into Cardi B's new album, Invasion of Privacy and how women are perceived in hip hop.

Duration:01:10:57

Ep 59 - New Format Alert!

4/10/2018
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In this episode we discuss our favorite singles of the week as well as Rich the Kid's new album, The World is Yours. We also dive into the domestic violence in hip hop, and how we go about deciding who we support in the culture based on our own morals and values.

Duration:01:04:28

Ep 58 - Hip Hop March Madness. Championship

4/2/2018
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In this episode, we share our version of Hip Hop March Madness. We started off with a sweet 16 of the top rappers under the age of 30. The list is based off of the last 2 years of music from the artists, who we listened to the most and their impact on the culture. We've made some cuts and welcome you to listen to our thought process of picking a champion! Listen, like, follow, subscribe! Also, tell us what you think on social media, @throughthecrate or visit the website...

Duration:01:07:43

Ep 57 - Hip Hop March Madness: Who is going Head to Head?

3/27/2018
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In this episode, we share our version of Hip Hop March Madness. We started off with a sweet 16 of the top rappers under the age of 30. The list is based off of the last 2 years of music from the artists, who we listened to the most and their impact on the culture. We've made some cuts and welcome you to listen to our thought process of moving from the Elite Eight to the Final Four! Listen, like, follow, subscribe! Also, tell us what you think on social media, @throughthecrate or visit the...

Duration:00:37:02

Ep 55 - PRhyming the Boat with Question Marks?

3/19/2018
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In this episode we discuss PRhyme 2, Lil Boat 2, and ? by XXXTentacion. We also dive into the interesting million dollar deals that are being offered to Lil Pump and Logic, as well the huge student walk out regarding gun control. Listen, like, follow, subscribe!

Duration:01:11:16

Episode 52 - Hip Hop March Madness, TTC Style

3/6/2018
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In this episode, we share our process for picking the top rappers under 30. We went live on Instagram when we recorded this episode so we could answer questions from our listeners, as well as their take on our picks for the list. This list is based off of the last 2 years of music from these artists. It is also based on who we listened to the most. This was a fun one to do! Listen, like, follow and subscribe!

Duration:00:37:28

Episode 49 - The Blackest Episode

2/11/2018
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I'm black y'all! And I'm black y'all! And I'm blackety black and I'm black y'all! lol In this episode we talk about all the things black twitter is raving about, from Quincy Jones' interview with Vulture.com to the Black Panther Soundtrack and movement. We also discuss some of the albums we're most anticipating this year, from BlackStar to ASAP Rocky. Come take a deep dive into the blackest episode we've ever recorded. Listen, like, follow, subscribe!

Duration:01:01:51

Episode 48 - For the Culture, too?

2/2/2018
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In this episode, we dive in to the new Migos Album, Culture II. We also discuss Drake's so called 2 track EP and a ton of news ranging from Jemele Hill going to ESPN's Undefeated to the untimely passing of Chicago's own, Fredo Santana. Listen, like, follow and subscribe!

Duration:01:12:45

Episode 47 - Delayed but Not Forgotten Vol. 5

1/26/2018
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We got a slow start his year, but not to worry! We're back in action! In this installment of Delayed but not Forgotten, we discuss a myriad of topics from the end of 2017 to the start of the new year. From Bow Wow still taking L's to Kendrick Lamar and TDE producing the Black Panther soundtrack. Listen, like, follow, subscribe!

Duration:00:59:25

Episode 46 - The Live 2017 Recap

12/28/2017
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In this episode, we review the best of hiphop in 2017. We recorded this episode live at VSOP studios and encouraged the audience to engage int he dialogue with us. We dive into the top themes, emcees, albums, and what we expect for hip hop in 2018. Listen, like, follow, and subscribe!

Duration:01:45:06

Episode 45 - The Drunken Legacy Episode

12/20/2017
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This episode was recorded at VSOP Studios while we were all pretty inebriated, so you should have an awesome time listening to this one. The main topic we dive into are hip hop's best third albums, ranging from Outkast's Aquemini to Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly. However, the discussion takes on some really great tangents throughout that you don't want to miss! Listen, like, follow, subscribe!

Duration:01:12:08

Episode 44 - Coolin' out with Ra Cesar

12/7/2017
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In this episode we interview Chicago's own, Ra Cesar. We talk about his influences, what he hopes to accomplish with his music and his latest project, Piotrowski Park. Listen, like, subscribe and enjoy!

Duration:00:45:14