Happy Holidays from the Kick Knowledge family! In this episode Zach and Steven sit down with Frank and Gino (Kid Anarkist) once again for their 2nd annual Christmas special, and reminisce on the events of 2018 in both hip-hop and in the Kick Knowledge Podcast. Tune in next episode for the gang’s bracket of the best hip-hop albums of 2018!
Happy Holidays from the Kick Knowledge family! In this episode Zach and Steven sit down with Frank and Gino (Kid Anarkist) once again for their 2nd annual Christmas special, and reminisce on the events of 2018 in both hip-hop and in the Kick Knowledge Podcast. Tune in next episode for the gang's bracket of the best hip-hop albums of 2018!
Zach and Steven sit down and hang out with one of the greatest producers and rappers in the history of hip-hop: the one and only Large Professor. In this episode, Large Pro discusses with Kick Knowledge the magic and importance of New York hip-hop, his influence on hip-hop production, some of his production tricks, and some of his own favorite lyrics. Recorded in Groningen, Netherlands on November 8, 2018. Special thanks to Homebase and Frank Stevens.
Zach and Steven are joined in this episode by Kick Knowledge intern and Rap Analysis writer Nigel Telman, and discuss Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V, Postmodernism, and our final thoughts on Kanye. Nigel's band: https://soundcloud.com/soul4youth J.I.D. joint: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzpJl-i7ZRg
It's episode 25, and Steven and Zach have been on it with Kick Knowledge for a year now! In this episode, Chris and Travis of the Watching the Throne Podcast discuss their fascination with the work of Kanye West, their infamous Twitter posts, and the future of Watching the Throne.
After a short hiatus, Zach and Steven are back with Martin Connor to talk about his new book: "The Musical Artistry of Rap." Get Martin's book here: https://www.amazon.com/Musical-Artistry-Rap-Martin-Connor/dp/0786498986
While in LA, Zach and Steven got the opportunity to sit down with one of the three members of Dilated Peoples: Rakaa Iriscience. In this episode Rakaa talks with Zach and Steven on how Dilated Peoples got started, the current state of mainstream hip-hop, and how jazz has influenced his own music.
In this episode, Zach and Steven are joined by the creator and host of the critically acclaimed hip-hop podcast called The Cipher: Shawn Setaro. The Cipher is renowned for its in-depth interviews with some of the most important people in hip-hop music and culture. Throughout the episode Shawn talks about how he got into hip-hop, how the Cipher got started, and the importance of a hip-hop podcast and communicating with significant figures in the culture.
-Recorded on Feb. 25th, 2018- Zach and Steven are joined in this episode by producer and vlogger extraordinaire Sarah, The !llstrumentalist. Based out of North Carolina, her YouTube channel (Sarah2ill) has gained a sizeable following over the past year, and since creating her own version of Mass Appeal’s “Rhythm Roulette” series, she has created a plethora of different videos on her channel, from beat making tutorials to reviews on different equipment. She has also been featured on the 3 Oak...
He is a man who goes by many names. You may know him as E-Double, you may know him as Easy Erick, or even the Green-Eyed Bandit. He is none other than Erick Sermon. Starting out in the late 80s as one half of the legendary hip-hop duo EPMD as well as the original member of Def Squad crew, Erick is currently working on a very exciting project featuring artists such as Pharrell, Ghost Face, Redman, and many, many others. In this episode, Zach and Steven have an in depth discussion on his...
Zach and Steven are back from winter break, and discuss the two biggest albums of this past December: BROCKHAMPTON's SATURATION III and Eminem's Revival. Music video for BOOGIE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cucHc2vef4 Revival but it's actually kind of better: https://open.spotify.com/user/1229874405/playlist/7oJtBpzxAW3V2Xh4cV1CZE
In this episode, Zach and Steven have a talk with upcoming Atlanta rapper Shah, and kick some knowledge on advice for younger rappers getting into the game, what it means to be a "conscious" rapper, and the differences in the hip-hop landscape of his hometown of Toronto and his current home of Atlanta. A little bit about Shah: Described by Complex as Trap's Newest Star, Toronto rapper Shah has found success with his vibrantly catchy music, subtly backed by thought-provoking bars and...
Happy Holidays from the Kick Knowledge crew! In this episode, Zach and Steven are once again joined by friends Frank Stevens and Gino Van Oostrom, and determine the end of the year bracket for our favorite album of 2017!