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#28: “My Goonie-Goons The Gooniest” (w/ Nigel Telman)

10/29/2018
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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

Duration:02:24:47

#27: “Ratchet Happy Birthday”

9/30/2018
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In this episode, the dynamic duo talk about Steven’s birthday, what the hell even is trip hop and emo rap, and hip-hop’s influence in current top 40 pop music.

Duration:01:09:11

#26: “It’s A Brand New Day”

9/22/2018
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Steven and Zach are ready for Season 2 of Kick Knowledge, and talk about hip-hop in Europe, MGK and Eminem, and some great books for hip-hop studies.

Duration:00:57:54

#25: “Keep That Same Energy” (w/ Watching The Throne)

9/13/2018
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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.

Duration:01:26:00

#24: “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Kanye” (w/ Martin Connor)

8/28/2018
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Zach and Steven are joined once again by Martin Connor, who talks about his contribution to the new Yeezus book, as well as how we can all lift ourselves up on our feet.

Duration:01:24:35

#23: “Don’t Cry Because I’m A Criminal”

7/25/2018
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Zach and Steven are back again from another hiatus! Zach talks about finishing his master's thesis, Steven talks about finally seeing Eminem and his trip to New Zealand, and much, much more!

Duration:01:20:37

#21: “Young Producer Just Trying To Get His Flows Off” (w/Frank Stevens)

5/24/2018
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Frank Stevens returns in this episode to talk all about producer gear, how he got into making beats, and tips for starting out as a hip-hop producer.

Duration:01:51:59

#20: “The Next Rhyme I Write Might Be About You” (w/ Martin Connor)

5/11/2018
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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

Duration:01:16:07

#19: “Worldwide Family All Over The Earth” (w/ Rakaa Iriscience)

4/2/2018
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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.

Duration:01:50:39

#18: “Stay Rich Within My Cipher” (w/ Shawn Setaro)

3/27/2018
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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.

Duration:00:53:19

#17: “No Quantize” (w/ Sarah, The !llstrumentalist)

3/12/2018
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-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...

Duration:02:02:23

#16: “It Takes a Nation of Millions” (Black Panther Soundtrack and Movie Review)

3/1/2018
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In this episode, Zach and Steven go in depth with their thoughts on Kendrick Lamar's Black Panther soundtrack, as well as the film itself and what it means for hip-hop.

Duration:01:02:11

#15: “Geek Down”

2/14/2018
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In this episode, Zach geeks out about his research on J Dilla, Steven talks about rickrolling his girlfriend, and the both of them discuss what it means to do a cover of a hip-hop track.

Duration:00:58:11

#14: “You Gots To Chill” (ft. Erick Sermon)

2/3/2018
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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...

Duration:01:44:25

#13: “Best boy band since One Direction” (SATURATION III and Revival Review)

1/15/2018
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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

Duration:01:10:42

#12: “Why You Callin’, Just Text” (ft. Shah)

1/10/2018
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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...

Duration:01:23:01

#11: A Very Kick Knowledge Christmas Pt. 2 (w/ Frank and Gino)

1/5/2018
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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!

Duration:01:27:03

#10: A Very Kick Knowledge Christmas Pt. 1 (w/ Frank and Gino)

12/25/2017
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Happy Holidays from the Kick Knowledge crew! In this episode, Zach and Steven are joined by friends of the pod Frank Stevens and Gino Van Oostrom, and talk about some of their favorite Christmas-themed hip-hop songs, as well as some of their favorite hip-hop projects from 2017. Tune in to the next episode where we finish our end of the year bracket and decide our favorite album of 2017! Mentioned in the pod: Karriem Riggins "Headnod Suite":...

Duration:01:38:39

#9: “Never Put Me In Your Box…” (w/ Frank Stevens)

12/7/2017
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In this episode, Zach and Steven are joined by producer and founder of Homebase in Groningen, Netherlands: Frank Stevens. Frank has been involved with booking agency Homebase for the past several years, who have brought some of the biggest names in hip-hop to the town of Groningen. Throughout the episode, Frank talks about his experiences meeting Pete Rock, Big Daddy Kane, and several other classic hip-hop figures. He is also the founder of the hip-hop label Tusken Tapes, and talks about...

Duration:01:25:03

#8: “A deejay on the mic”

11/21/2017
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Zach and Steven are back, and here to discuss Mass Appeal's most recent list of the top 25 producers/rappers. Recorded on October 30th, 2017. Check out Mass Appeal's article here: https://massappeal.com/25-best-rapper-producers-all-time/

Duration:00:55:59