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Missing the golden era of hip hop? The Crate 808 podcast travels back to the 1990s with lively debates around classic albums, arguments over Top 5 GOATs and interviews with instrumental people from the culture. Every week, join Kambi Thandi, a long-time hip hop head and pod producer, as he interviews insightful guests to provide a healthy dose of nostalgia, and a fresh look on the decade that shaped the genre.

Missing the golden era of hip hop? The Crate 808 podcast travels back to the 1990s with lively debates around classic albums, arguments over Top 5 GOATs and interviews with instrumental people from the culture. Every week, join Kambi Thandi, a long-time hip hop head and pod producer, as he interviews insightful guests to provide a healthy dose of nostalgia, and a fresh look on the decade that shaped the genre.
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United Kingdom

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Missing the golden era of hip hop? The Crate 808 podcast travels back to the 1990s with lively debates around classic albums, arguments over Top 5 GOATs and interviews with instrumental people from the culture. Every week, join Kambi Thandi, a long-time hip hop head and pod producer, as he interviews insightful guests to provide a healthy dose of nostalgia, and a fresh look on the decade that shaped the genre.

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@crate808

Language:

English

Contact:

07966843322


Episodes

DJ Premier Interview: GOAT Hip Hop Producer and One Half of Gangstarr

11/26/2019
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This week the podcast is blessed with the presence of a living legend - DJ Premier. One of the best music producers of all time talks about his history with Travis Scott's family, his Top 5 MCs, why Nas isn't on the new album and the story behind that incredible 'Mass Appeal' sample! Oh, and also the least hip hop thing he'd done in the last 24 hours... Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook:...

Duration:00:26:32

Pharoahe Monch Interview: Hip Hop GOAT

11/21/2019
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Hip hop GOAT Pharoahe Monch blesses the pod, and talks... 💥 The story behind ‘Simon Says’ 🔫 Speaking to Nas about ‘I Gave You Power’ 💡 How he got his name…and his first MC name 📽 Why he loves ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ 🔥 Wishing he’d written Mos Def’s verse on ‘Respiration 👻 The Ghostface track he wishes he was on 🎶 Why he needs to jump on a Preemo beat 🇬🇧 Thoughts on the UK scene 🐐 His Top 5 MCs (all-time and new) 👀 Having unreleased gems with crazy features 🔜 His...

Duration:00:59:49

Reasonable Doubt (Jay-Z) vs. Liquid Swords (GZA) vs. Black Sunday (Cypress Hill)

11/7/2019
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Classics go head-to-head: Jay-Z’s ‘Reasonable Doubt’ (1996) against GZA’s ‘Liquid Swords’ (19995) versus Cypress Hill’s ’Black Sunday’ (1993). Host, Kambi Thandi, is joined by heads Simon Ward and Ray Ridge to debate which album gets into Crate 808 - our twisted hall of fame for 1990's rap. Show Notes 2.50: Least hip hop thing you’ve done in the last 24 hours 10.36: Reasonable Doubt 1.21.44: Hip Hop Rumour Roulette 1.25.14: Liquid Swords 2.24.54: Hip Hop Quotable Quiz 2.28:28: Black...

Duration:03:31:06

Meyhem Lauren Interview: Rapper and TV Star from 'F*ck, That's Delicious'

10/29/2019
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This week Queens spitter, chef and TV personality Meyhem Lauren joins the show. Chatting to host, Kambi Thandi, about... 🥘 New season of ‘F*ck, That’s Delicious’ 🤯 New album coming with Madlib 🔥 Favourite Mobb Deep cuts 👀 ‘Hell on Earth’: Mobb’s best album 🍟 Chip butties: yay or nay? 🤝 Lessons from DJ Muggs 🎤 His top 5 MCs ❓ Why rap needs more mystery 💥 Best albums of last decade 👼 Why he likes DaBaby Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram:...

Duration:00:34:29

DJ Muggs Interview: Legendary Cypress Hill & Soul Assassins Producer

10/23/2019
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This week, 90s rap icon and man behind that Cypress Hill sound, DJ Muggs, sits down with host Kambi Thandi to chat all things hip hop. Topics we touch on include… 🙇‍♂️ Influences: Run-DMC, EPMD…and Picasso 💰 Becoming a millionaire by age of 23 🎥 Stories behind ‘How I Could Just Kill A Man’ video 🎶 The latest evolution of his music 🎤 His top 5 MCs of today 🇬🇧 Love for the British music scene 🤝 Working with Meyhem Lauren 🔥 Why now is a new golden era of rap 🐝 His slept-on...

Duration:00:46:43

Open Mike Eagle Interview: Hip Hop Artist, Comedian, Rap Absurdist

10/16/2019
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This week we were blessed by one of our favourite artists & comedians - Open Mike Eagle! We sat down and talked... ❤️ Why he loves MF DOOM 🎤 The art of freestyling ✍️ The De La Soul song he wish he’d wrote 🐐 Top 5 MCs 👐 His Slept-On Wu Banger: ‘Diesel’ 💪 Why podcasts are the future 💯 Rap as a meritocracy 🎭 Where comedy is heading Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website:...

Duration:00:42:43

Outkast's 'Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik' with Rob Pursey

10/9/2019
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This week we revisit Outkast’s debut album ‘Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik’ with DJ and promoter Rob Pursey. Get set for a dope chat on the album and topics including... 💯 Outkast’s undeniable legacy 🔥 How Southern rap took over 🐐 Why Andre 3000 is in the GOAT convo 🇬🇧 Being obsessed with rap in UK 😳 Riding the bus for 300 miles at 14-yrs-old in the quest for beats Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook:...

Duration:01:20:36

Ice Cube's 'AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted' Revisit with MysDiggi

10/2/2019
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This week we revisit Ice Cube's seminal debut album 'AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted' with UK rapper, actor, host and all-round entertainer MysDiggi. Touching on various subjects from police brutality to the emergence of hip hop as a dominating art form, we dive back into the time when this album broke open the rap game with a potent mix of NWA x Public Enemy, combined with the incredible talent that is Ice Cube. Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram:...

Duration:01:31:41

Harlem World (Mase) vs. The 18th Letter (Rakim)

9/25/2019
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Classics go head-to-head: Mase’s ‘Harlem World’ (1997) versus Rakim’s ’The 18th Letter’ (1997). Host, Kambi Thandi, is joined by heads Ray Ridge and James Midwinter to debate which album gets into Crate 808 - our twisted hall of fame for 1990's rap. Show Notes Start: Least hip hop thing you’ve done in last 24 hours 8.06: Harlem World 1.02.35: Hip Hop Quotable Quiz 1.05.40: The 18th Letter 1.58.40: Hip Hop Rumour Roulette Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram:...

Duration:02:08:36

Skyzoo Interview: Rapper, Lyricist, Ghostwriter

9/18/2019
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This week we're joined by one of the most consistent hip hop artists of the decade - Skyzoo. From working with Dr. Dre, Pete Rock, 9th Wonder, Apollo Brown and the Griselda crew, Skyzoo has been there and done it. Topics we touch on include: 🎧 New album with Pete Rock 🔥 His favourite Pete Rock beats 🐐 Top 5 MCs 🖊 Ghostwriting for rappers 🎬 Being a rap coach for movies 👌 Witnessing the rise of Joyner Lucas ☁️ How he got his name 💯 Making albums in 12 days 🎤 On keeping his...

Duration:00:50:06

Dan Lish Interview: Illustrator for Raekwon, Cypress Hill & De La Soul

9/11/2019
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This week we sit down with the creator of the Ego Strip illustration series, Dan Lish. A man who’s worked with Raekwon, Cypress Hill and De La Soul (to name a few) and who makes art that evokes back-packing warlocks and mystical beat-makers wrapped in a fantasy universe full of goblins and gremlins. We talk about his Top 5 MCs, how hip hop culture has evolved from the 80s, legendary artist Robert Crumb amongst many other things. Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram:...

Duration:00:56:44

Rodney P Interview: Godfather of UK Rap

8/23/2019
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The Godfather of UK rap and bonafide hip hop legend sits down to talk… 🇬🇧 Being the first to rap in a UK accent ✊ Why Ice Cube deserves more credit 🎤 Top 5 UK MCs 🗣 Why the gatekeepers are slipping 👀 Biggie or Pac? 👑 The rap supergroup Kingdem ❤️ Loving Loyle Carner’s new album Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808/ Website: https://www.crate808.com/

Duration:00:51:39

Blak Twang Interview: UK Hip Hop Legend

8/21/2019
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A fun and insightful conversation with UK rap pioneer Blak Twang, touching on topics like... 🐐 His top 10 MCs 🗽 Why he loves Illmatic 🗣 The best voices in rap 🇬🇧 The need to cherish UK music 👴🏾 Why Jay-Z has aged the best 👀 Biggie or Pac? Dre or Preemo? 👑 The rap supergroup Kingdem Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808/ Website: https://www.crate808.com/

Duration:00:59:14

Ty Interview: UK Rap Legend

8/19/2019
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A seriously deep chat spanning the decades with UK rap pioneer Ty, touching on topics like... 🎤 ‘Rapping’ vs ‘Spitting’ 🏆 Why he really won the Mercury 🐐 Working with De La Soul 🎵 Fave album: Main Source ‘Breaking Atoms’ 🖤 His love for Kendrick Lamar 👑 The rap supergroup Kingdem 🇸🇩 Moving crowds in Sudan Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808/ Website: https://www.crate808.com/

Duration:00:56:59

Is Eminem Still Relevant?

8/7/2019
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Marshall Mathers: The best rapper alive or a great who's passed his prime? The Crate 808 crew get together and fight it out to see if Eminem is still relevant to the hip hop scene. Get ready for sparks to fly... Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808/ Website: https://www.crate808.com/

Duration:00:38:03

Nas 'The Lost Tapes 2' Album Review

8/1/2019
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The Crate 808 crew dive into Nas' latest record in this track-by-track review and ask: Where is the hip hop legend's standing right now in music? Breaking down this list of unreleased songs from his latter-day output, the crew give it a 90s twist whilst getting into some deep arguments about the status of this GOAT MC. Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808/ Website: https://www.crate808.com/

Duration:00:44:44

Midnight Marauders (A Tribe Called Quest) vs. The Slim Shady LP (Eminem) vs. Tical (Method Man)

7/18/2019
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Classics go head-to-head: A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘Midnight Marauders’ (1993) against Eminem’s ‘The Slim Shady LP’ (1999) versus Method Man’s ’Tical’ (1994). Host, Kambi Thandi, is joined by heads Simon Ward, John Colby and Ray Ridge to debate which album gets into Crate 808 - our twisted hall of fame for 1990's rap. Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808/ Website: https://www.crate808.com/

Duration:02:09:19

Andy Cowan Interview: Former Editor of Hip Hop Connection

7/11/2019
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Hip Hop Connection was the rap bible for thousands of heads worldwide, and it's former editor sits down to chart it's rise and fall as the longest running rap monthly on the globe. Labelled 'the best magazine in the world' by Chuck D, HHC was a mainstay in the culture, and Andy Cowan breaks down the best and worst interviews, his Top 5 artists, and his feelings on the golden era (as well as the current state of the game). Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram:...

Duration:00:53:16

Chi Modu Interview: Photographer for Tupac, Biggie, Wu, Dre, Snoop & More

7/4/2019
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Talking to the man behind some of the most iconic hip hop images ever: Tupac in his white bandana, Method Man flexing his fangs, Notorious B.I.G. and the World Trade Centre, Snoop Dogg's 'Doggystyle' album photo shoot, Mobb Deep's 'Infamous' album cover, Dr. Dre in his studio...and so many more. Crate 808 sits down with Chi Modu for an incredible trip down memory lane. Some things we learnt: Dre didn’t like taking photos; how an iconic 2Pac image was actually an out-take; and what it's...

Duration:00:48:52

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib 'Bandana' Review

6/29/2019
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The pod regulars review the highly anticipated follow-up to 2014's 'Pinata' album by MadGibbs, but with a Crate 808 twist. Diving in track-by-track, the pod asks if this album could have banged in the 90s, which GOATs from that decade could've blessed the record, as well as actually dissect what's great (and not so great) about this new record.

Duration:00:58:21