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Emergency Episode: Grass Routes Podcast's Surviving R. Kelly Reactions

1/6/2019
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The Grass Routes team got together for an emergency episode to discuss Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly doc. The team chatted about industry culture and R Kelly’s marriage to Aaliyah (2:40), overarching societal issues and industry silences stemming from R. Kelly’s actions (8:30), the problem with entertainment industry’s beauty visual standards (29:12), a full discussion about Dame Dash’s Jay-Z x The Best of Both Worlds allegation (38:23). Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:...

Duration:01:00:37

Episode 100: UnPopular Opinions Debates, Beyonce vs Whitney Houston, 2018 Reflection

1/1/2019
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Happy New Year! The team is back for 2019, this time Erin Ashley Simon, Brandon killabh Hall, Regular Naz and Wylson talk about Bizzy Bone’s Migos gun video (2:05), dropped a new segment called Unpopular Opinion highlighting Big L vs Jay-Z, Aaliyah vs Beyonce and more (5:32) and lastly the team reflected on their 100th episode and journey (51:38). Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/grassroutespodcast?uid=ae1JCaKGwUV_x6OAaP5blg&sub_confirmation=1&app=desktop Join our...

Duration:01:08:54

Episode 99.5: DaniLeigh Talks Passing on Going Pop, Being in a Girl Group, And Work With Prince

12/25/2018
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Def Jam artist DaniLeigh joins the Grass Routes team to talk about how she choreographs dances into her videos (02:27), how she used to be in a girl group (6:20), how she passed on Epic Records because they wanted her to be Pop (11:09), she answered who is the GOAT: Drake or Jay-Z (15:00) and her previous experiences working with Prince (28:58). Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/grassroutespodcast?uid=ae1JCaKGwUV_x6OAaP5blg&sub_confirmation=1&app=desktop Join our...

Duration:00:37:34

Episode 99: Kanye Will Forever Beef With Drake, Hot 97's Ebro vs Kodak Black Sexual Assault Convo

12/18/2018
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Brandon killabh Hall and Erin Ashley Simon chat without Wylson or Regular Naz about a guy who had plastic surgery to date his ex-girlfriend again, crazy much?!? (1:55), Offset trying to apologize to Cardi B at Rolling Loud and why or why not he should have done that (4:27), a deep dive into the highly talked about interview Kodak Black had with Hot 97 and Ebro (19:27) and lastly Kanye’s ongoing Tweets against his nemesis Drake (46:00). Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:...

Duration:00:59:30

Episode 98: Artist Manolo Rose talks controversial lyric with Nation of Islam, 5% Nation Belief

12/14/2018
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Artist Manolo Rose joined Grass Routes Podcast to discuss with Erin Ashley Simon and Brandon killabh Hall where he started in rap and business (1:32), his beliefs in the 5% nation and how it has influenced hip-hop over the years (21:45), his encounter with the Nation of Islam over a lyric he said in a freestyle with French Montana and how he caught flack for it but worked it out (27:51), and his New Jack City themed music video I Get Money (40:59). He's signed to Memphis Bleek's Warehouse...

Duration:01:00:18

Episode 97: Did Grammys Do Right By Hip-Hop, XXXtentacion ‘Skins’ Review

12/11/2018
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Brandon killabh, Erin Ashley Simon, Regular Naz and Wylson got together to review XXXtentacion’s ‘Skins’ album (10:40), to talk about the Grammy nominations and if they did right by hip-hop this time or had major snubs (21:48). Of course, the team was geeked for both Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame trailer (39:19) and lastly the team touched on Kevin Hart dropping out of the Oscars (50:02) Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:...

Duration:01:06:19

Episode 96: Did Jay-Z Talk About Kanye on “What’s Free,” Fury vs Wilder Fight

12/4/2018
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Brandon killabh, Erin Ashley Simon, Regular Naz and Wylson got together to talk about Red Dead Redemption 2’s beta online functions (3:15), Netflix canceling DareDevil and what this means for Disney (22:23), if Jay-Z subtlety addressed Kanye in “What’s Free” and the team reaction on Meek Mill’s ‘Championships’ project (29:47) and who should’ve won the Fury vs. Wilder fight (50:46). Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:...

Duration:01:09:25

Episode 95: Arsonal talks about his Battle Rap legacy, acting career in Bodied Movie

11/30/2018
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On this episode of Grass Routes Podcast, Arsonal (Legendary NJ Battle rapper) sat down with Erin Ashley Simon and Brandon killabh Hall to talk about how he started in battle rapping (02:17), the development of his acting career (17:26), how he wants to push the battle rap culture forward (19:50), his appearance in the movie Bodied (24:16) and the overall legacy he wants to leave in battle rapping plus more (48:01). Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:...

Duration:00:57:59

Episode 94: 6ix9ine's Locked Up Like Akon's Song, Michael vs. Prince Debate

11/27/2018
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Brandon killabh Hall, Erin Ashley Simon, Regular Naz, Wylson talked about the Tory Lanez and Joyner Lucas bars battle (01:57), Tekashi 6ix9ine and his reported jail time (18:07), a rumored Pac album that the team doesn’t feel quite happy about (36:31) and GRP’s thoughts on the Diplomatic Ties album (48:07). Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/grassroutespodcast?uid=ae1JCaKGwUV_x6OAaP5blg&sub_confirmation=1&app=desktop Join our free Grass Routes Podcast GroupMe Chat:...

Duration:00:59:29

Episode 93: R.I.P. Stan Lee, Pokemon Prostitues and Jill Scott + Sex Talk

11/20/2018
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The Grass Routes team once again sat down to talk about various topics. Before they got into it they paid their respects to both Stan Lee and Kim Porter (00:45), Jill Scott’s sexual mic performance and why people shouldn’t be surprised of her liberation (11:05), Pokemon’s new movie and if Rockstar handled Pokemon which characters would they make into prostitutes (26:50) and lastly an ear full on Carmelo and why he isn’t a franchise player right now (37:55). Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:...

Duration:01:01:19

Episode 92: Shooting at 6ix9ine Music Video Set, Would You Take A Bullet or A Boston Crab

11/13/2018
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Erin Ashley Simon, Brandon killabh Hall, Regular Naz and Wylson chatted about the official ruling for Mac Miller’s passing (2:41), video of Trump being hostile to CNN reporter Jim Acosta (8:15), two men shooting at Tekashi 6ix9ine’s music video shoot (19:48) and if the team would rather take a bullet or be put into a Boston Crab wrestling move (25:21). Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/grassroutespodcast?uid=ae1JCaKGwUV_x6OAaP5blg&sub_confirmation=1&app=desktop Join...

Duration:01:00:14

Episode 91: NYC Parking Wars, WTF Blackface Isn't Ok, Swizz Beatz 'Poison' album

11/6/2018
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Brandon killabh Hall, Erin Ashley Simon, and Regular Naz in regular Grass Routes fashion talked about Ferguson activist’s son who was found dead hanging (0:40), Alec Baldwin reportedly punching someone for a parking spot (11:05), Blackface costumes and the continued ignorance around that (32:14), and thoughts on Swizz Beatz’ ‘Poison’ album (48:00). Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/grassroutespodcast?uid=ae1JCaKGwUV_x6OAaP5blg&sub_confirmation=1&app=desktop Join our...

Duration:01:03:05

Episode 90: 6ix9ine gets off with 4 years probation, Drake and Jordan invest in Esports

10/30/2018
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Today, Brandon killabh Hall, Erin Ashley Simon, Regular Naz and Wylson discussed 6ix9ine’s court given probationary period and shooting that occurred shortly after (4:25), Michael Jordan and Drake investing in Esports organizations (25:28), got on their video game talk with this time talking about Red Dead Redemption 2 (35:48), 50 Cent allegedly buying 200 seats from Ja Rule’s show (44:27), and XXXtentacion’s recently released disturbing audio (47:58). Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:...

Duration:01:05:21

Episode 89: Pusha T Airs Drake Out, Wylson Says Kanye Resurrects Careers

10/23/2018
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This episode got crazy with Erin Ashley Simon, Brandon killabh Hall, Regular Naz and Wylson as they chatted about Rajon Rondo and CP3’s NBA game brawl (0:49), Charlamagne saying why he cancelled his Kanye mental health event on Rob Markman’s For the Record (11:47), Pusha T airing everything out on the Joe Budden Podcast (20:04), if Kanye resurrects careers (33:15)and our guest call-in Andreas Hale, Senior Editor of Combat Sports for Sporting News, calls in to tell us more about Canelo...

Duration:01:00:42

Episode 88: Redman Explains How High 2 Situation, Drake's The Shop PR-ish Appearance

10/16/2018
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Brandon killabh Hall, Erin Ashley Simon, Regular Naz and Wylson jump right into today’s episode talking about Drake’s comments on LeBron’s The Shop show (3:43), the team takess time to review Quavo, T.I., Belly and various recently dropped projects (22:32) and Redman called into the show to give the real details on why him and Method Man are not featured in How High 2 (52:30) To learn more about Tidal x Brooklyn Event click here: http://tidal.com/us/brooklyn Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:...

Duration:01:03:16

Episode 87: Is Chance the Rapper A True Independent, NY Times Kanye Mental Health Event Problems

10/9/2018
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On this episode of Grass Routes Podcast, Brandon killabh Hall, Erin Ashley Simon and Regular Naz sat down to chat about Chance the Rapper’s guest appearance on the Joe Budden Podcast and his views on being independent (4:00), Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor’s camp brawl following Khabib’s UFC win(20:57), how the team feels about the promo assets for Charlamagne tha God x Kanye’s Times Talk event surrounding mental health (35:39), and how recent Marvel movie news like Chris Evans...

Duration:00:50:10

Episode 86: Lil Wayne is a Free Man, Tha Carter V Review, Kanye's Delayed Yandhi Album

10/2/2018
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On this episode of Grass Routes Podcast, Erin Ashley Simon, Brandon killabh Hall and Regular Naz sat down to talk about how Lil Wayne is now a free man and our review of Tha Carter V (6:00), Kendrick Lamar’s recently leaked singles (37:56), Kanye’s SNL shenanigans and delaying Yandhi album(42:11) and the team geeked out on both the Dark Phoenix trailer and Joker teaser photos (52:55) Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:...

Duration:01:02:35

Episode 85: Sasha Del Valle talks Startending past, production work with Charlamagne Tha God

9/25/2018
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On this episode of Grass Routes Podcast, Sasha Del Valle (Producer/Former Startender) sat down with Brandon Killabh Hall and Erin Ashley Simon to talk about her beginnings, which including acting and starring in a film with 50 Cent (1:37), how she transitioned from the Startending world over to production work (13:10), working with Charlemagne on production projects (28:05) and future work and outlook on media (33:15). Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:...

Duration:00:58:21

Episode 84: Who won Eminem vs MGK Round 1, Relevancy of Hip-HopBeefs & 6lack album thoughts

9/18/2018
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On this episode of Grass Routes Podcast, Brandon killabh Hall, Erin Ashley Simon and Regular Naz chop it up about Eminem vs MGK (Round 1) and the relevancy impact of hip-hop beefs now (5:30), initial thoughts on 6lack, Wale and Noname’s recent projects (29:11), Naomi Osaka signing a massive Adidas deal (53:44) and the Botham Jean case and potential marijuana smear campaign that’s occurred during investigation (1:01:05). Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:...

Duration:01:16:29

Episode 83: R.I.P Mac Miller, Joe Budden's First State of the Culture Episode, Kanye tweeting WTT 2

9/11/2018
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On this episode of Grass Routes Podcast, Erin Ashley Simon and Brandon killabh Hall sit down to pay respect to Mac Miller and his legacy (3:25), to discuss the Mary J Blige v. Faith and Cardi B v. Nicki Minaj fights (12:08), Drake and Meek Mill squashing their long-standing beef (23:20), Kanye tweeting Watch the Throne 2 and thoughts on if it is with 6ix9ine (30:15), and lastly our thoughts on the first episode of REVOLT TV and Joe Budden’s ‘State of the Culture’ show (44:31). Subscribe to...

Duration:01:00:41