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From the heart of Atlanta, Georgia, SWATS to be specific, the Sum'n to Say podcast is where hip-hop culture and rap music are discussed, dissected, debated, and championed by a collective of cultural creatives: Christina (@MinaAnnLee on Twitter), Yoh (@Yoh31) and Jah (@HipHopObama). New episodes every Thursday. CONTACT: sumntosay@gmail.com LOGO: http://www.sarahclawrence.com/

From the heart of Atlanta, Georgia, SWATS to be specific, the Sum'n to Say podcast is where hip-hop culture and rap music are discussed, dissected, debated, and championed by a collective of cultural creatives: Christina (@MinaAnnLee on Twitter), Yoh (@Yoh31) and Jah (@HipHopObama). New episodes every Thursday. CONTACT: sumntosay@gmail.com LOGO: http://www.sarahclawrence.com/
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From the heart of Atlanta, Georgia, SWATS to be specific, the Sum'n to Say podcast is where hip-hop culture and rap music are discussed, dissected, debated, and championed by a collective of cultural creatives: Christina (@MinaAnnLee on Twitter), Yoh (@Yoh31) and Jah (@HipHopObama). New episodes every Thursday. CONTACT: sumntosay@gmail.com LOGO: http://www.sarahclawrence.com/

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Episodes

Lil Nas Jesus

4/18/2019
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The American Dream suggests that anyone here can achieve anything, as long as you work hard. Thanks to Lil Nas X, the American Dream could be summed up even more succinctly: Can't nobody tell me nothing. Production by Michael Saba: www.youtube.com/c/michaelsaba Music by Slimm Leary

Duration:00:22:55

At the Mercy of 2 Chainz

4/11/2019
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Once upon a time at Club Frequency, Jah used to always see this tall ass dude with long ass braids wearing an itty bitty shirt. The rapper previously known as Tity Boi has always been this larger-than-life presence. We revisit the moment where 2 Chainz had truly arrived: his feature on G.O.O.D. Music's "Mercy." Production by Michael Saba: www.youtube.com/c/michaelsaba Music by Slimm Leary

Duration:00:29:38

It Takes Two to Tether('Us' Movie Review ft. David Dennis, Jr.)

4/4/2019
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We discuss the underexplored themes, jarring scenes and true-to-life horrors of this tinfoil hat thriller. (Of course there are spoilers.) Plus: Is 'Us' the 'Late Registration' of Jordan Peele's catalog? And how would your doppelgänger take you down? Production by Michael Saba: www.youtube.com/c/michaelsaba Music by Slimm Leary

Duration:00:35:15

The Gang Meets Keri Hilson

3/28/2019
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MS. KERI, BABY! joins us to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of her debut 'In a Perfect World.' She talks about balancing music with her Emory University studies, catching Timbaland's attention when he was actually considering retirement, and reckoning with how R&B has changed since "Turnin Me On." Feelings of "Intuition" by Michael Saba: www.youtube.com/user/akhorahilis Opening music by Slimm Leary

Duration:00:54:16

Lil Wayne and the Good Ship Lollipop

3/21/2019
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"Lollipop" wasn't the Lil Wayne that anyone knew when he recorded it on March 13, 2008. But it would be the Lil Wayne that took over the world. Yoh, Jah and Christina revisit how Weezy bet on himself to become the Auto-Tuned alien force whose DNA can still be found in rap and even rock (I'm sorry, Framing Hanley, for getting your name wrong). Lighter flicks by Michael Saba: www.youtube.com/user/akhorahilis Closing music by Slimm Leary

Duration:00:23:56

Killer Mike, Atlanta 'Monster'

3/14/2019
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By 2003, Killer Mike had won Grammy without having an album out. This week we revisit how this "new school Ice Cube" answered to such high expectations with his debut 'Monster,' with all its Bizarre twists and Andre 3000-produced turns. Squeaky A.D.I.D.A.S. by Michael Saba: www.youtube.com/user/akhorahilis Closing music by Slimm Leary

Duration:00:39:02

Juvenile's Azz Starter Pistol Turns 20

3/7/2019
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In a world when even Ellen DeGeneres tries to twerk, we revisit the Billboard hit that turned mainstream America into azz folks, by Juvenile, Mannie Fresh and a prepubescent Lil Wayne. Dragnet suspense by Michael Saba: www.youtube.com/user/akhorahilis Intro music by Slimm Leary

Duration:00:38:56

Lil Jon, Dave Chappelle, & The Chronicles Of Crunk

2/28/2019
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The Sum'n To Say podcast consists of Christina, Jah, and Yoh. This week they celebrate the 15 year anniversary of the first time Dave Chappelle did a Lil Jon sketch on Chappelle's Show.

Duration:00:35:55

BONUS: Casting Trapula After Seeing 'Horror Noire'

2/21/2019
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Mere days after we get spooked by the trailers for Jordan Peele's 'Us' and Octavia Spencer's 'Ma,' we find and review a new documentary about black horror from the ages of 'Birth of a Nation' to MAGA hats. Subscribe to watch 'Horror Noire': https://www.shudder.com/ In-depth interview with 'Night of the Living Dead' star Duane Jones: https://youtu.be/w8lDmF2oH4w John Trapenter production by Michael Saba: www.youtube.com/user/akhorahilis

Duration:00:31:15

Revisiting Geto Boys' First Stab at Horrorcore

2/21/2019
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In 1988, the Geto Boys emerged out a nightclub called the Rhinestone Wrangler to drop its debut album 'Making Trouble.' We revisit that awkward first stab at what the group would call "horrorcore reality hip-hop," which, for Yoh, led to some awkwardness at Zaxby's. Production and printer smash scenes by Michael Saba: https://www.youtube.com/user/akhorahilis Intro music by Slimm Leary

Duration:00:26:19

Speakerboxxx/The White Grammy

2/14/2019
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WE'RE BACK. Today we revisit OutKast's 'Speakerboxxx/The Love Below,' the sprawling tour de force where Big Boi relegates Jay Z to hook duty and Andre 3000 completes his transformation to elite grand wizard ATLien. Plus, we discuss the historic Grammy win in what Jah calls the "white" category: Album of the Year. Production by Michael Saba: www.youtube.com/user/akhorahilis #Free21Savage: https://campaigns.organizefor.org/petitions/free-and-stop-the-deportation-of-21-savage-now-1 Intro music...

Duration:00:39:53

2018 Season Finale

11/28/2018
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This week on the Sum'n To Say podcast, Jah, Christina and Yoh come together for the end-of-year 2018 wrap-up episode. After Jah and Yoh hash out their opposing opinions on Anderson.Paak’s major label debut album, Oxnard. The trifecta go over their highs, lows, disappointments, and surprises of 2018. This will be the last episode of the year, but we will be back in 2019. Thank you to all our guests and listeners, we hope to see you all next year.

Duration:00:47:15

The Gift and the Curse (with Steven "Stevo" Dingle)

11/21/2018
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The Atlanta talent manager and brand strategist (OG Parker, Kollision) looks back on life and times before and after Quality Control: how he was late to boarding the Jay Z train, helped launch a viral hit before streaming became actual currency and lived to see James Corden singing one of his clients' hits. Production and King of the Hill references by Michael Saba: www.youtube.com/user/akhorahilis Special guest Steven "Stevo" Dingle: https://twitter.com/stevozone4 Intro music by Slimm Leary

Duration:01:36:46

You Want It To Be One Way...(w/ DJ Wally Sparks)

11/14/2018
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On this episode of the Sum'n To Say podcast we are joined by the incomparable DJ Wally Sparks to talk about his roots here in Atlanta and his epic R&B party The Groove. Wally also opines about the nature of "fickle" music fans. Is NYC still the mecca of hip-hop? Can meccas move? We dive into that topic as well. Also, Soulja Boy is a political activist (not really, but kinda?)

Duration:01:18:23

The Kids Are Alright

11/7/2018
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This week on the Sum'n To Say podcast, Jah, Christina and Yoh talk about the possibility of Drake becoming a "house show" TV host, the potential future for up-and-coming Atlanta artists like Keenon Rush, Wiley From Atlanta and Boregard. We also plan to make a field trip to Magic City's open mic night and explain why record labels should hire strippers to be A&Rs.

Duration:00:36:24

Dreamcast and Nightmares (with Dr. Regina Bradley)

10/31/2018
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Literal hip-hop scholar Dr. Regina Bradley shares her theses on what the youth are missing out on today: skits, sexually explicit lyrics from male artists, and the joy of spades games IRL. Production and retro console vibes by Michael Saba: www.youtube.com/user/akhorahilis Special guest Regina Bradley: twitter.com/redclayscholar Music by Slimm Leary

Duration:00:49:15

Literally Everything is a Battle Rap (with David Dennis)

10/24/2018
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Writer David Dennis expounds on his theories on how God created Dana Carvey in his own image, the Game of Thrones episode that is the Drake and Pusha beef, and how battle rap is the biggest rap influence you're not talking about. Production and pillow talk receipts by Michael Saba: www.youtube.com/user/akhorahilis Special guest David Dennis: https://twitter.com/daviddtss "When it all falls down: The twisted nightmare of Kanye West and Donald Trump"...

Duration:01:02:39

Beware The Ides Of March

10/19/2018
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On this episode of the Sum'n To Say podcast Christina, Yoh and Jah discuss Drake's interview with LeBron James on 'The Shop' in addition to our reactions to the recent release of albums from Atlanta artists (T.I., Quavo, Usher, Lil Baby & Gunna).

Duration:00:37:03

Where's the fuckin blow?? (The A3C Extravaganza Episode With Dom Maldonado)

10/10/2018
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Passionate music nerd, creator of the Leaders of the New Cool concert series, and Warner Bros. Records A&R Dom Maldonado joins us to talk her first night of the annual A3C Music Conference and Hip-Hop Festival, explains what a Zoovie is, the legendary Magic Mall in Orlando, and shares stories and perspectives on the state of music. Production by Michael Saba: www.youtube.com/user/akhorahilis Special guest Dom Maldonado: https://twitter.com/SunshineDBaby

Duration:01:03:23

Can You Feel the Thug Tonight

10/3/2018
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Ahead of A3C, his first live show since Tha Carter V's arrival, we revisit how Lil Wayne's influence has continued to grow since he actually collaborated with Jason Mraz. We trace said influence through the latest by J.I.D and Young Thug. "'About the Money'? That's Young Thug and a fan." -- Quavo Yohda, who will also appear at A3C this Wednesday, October 3: http://www.a3cfestival.com/schedule/conference/hip-hop-journalists-covering-the-culture-186337 Production and flair by Michael Saba:...

Duration:01:05:21