We are all witness to Remy Ma's attempt at starting a rap beef with Nicki Minaj. We weren't expecting it to turn pop, but obviously Remy brought the wrong kind of song to the battle. Our guest Sparky Dee is no stranger to battle rap. She was a part of the infamous battle arp album with Roxanne Shante and is here to gives us the rules for battle rap.
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Are You Global Or Local? #Rule043 with Amir Shaw
How does music affect your mood? Or is music an effect of your mood? Mood music is the first topic on today’s show.
Next we discuss the differences between using the internet to make you an instant global artist or slowing the process down and building from your neighborhood.
Our guest today, author, filmmaker and journalist who covers music, politics, and entertainment, Amir Shaw stops in to discuss the Rocko and Future beef. We look at...
Just in case you missed when Macklemore all but handed his Grammy to Kendrick Lamar, Adele spent the meat of her acceptance speech praising Beyonce in this year's Grammy Award Show. Carlos Santana publicly commented that he was okay with Adele winning. Our discussion is dealing with whether or not this snub is indeed a snub.
Chance The Rapper sweeps with his multiple wins and it seems almost impossible that he has done so well with no major label backing.
In other awful news, Universal...
Chrissette Michelle accepted an opportunity to perform in front of the nation. How you feel about her choice may have more to do with your political stance than it does your enjoyment of good music.
Atlanta's studio ordinance was sold as many things, but in the end it was more about preventing smaller studio owners from having the ability to make money.
In the amazing New Edition biopic what stood out to us was the scene showing a more mature Ronnie Devoe deciding to go back to real...
Crossing over is a sensitive subject for most urban artists. It means access to new fans, new opportunities for endorsements, and overall broader success. However, this comes at the cost of neighborhood acceptance. This year's Golden Globes 9shed new light on today's new regime of urban music when Donald Glover thanked the Migos. What does this say of their success and of their future?
Guest, TJ Chapman (TJs DJs, B.O.B., K Camp, Scotty ATL) joins us to discuss being authentic and promotes...
Vice President of Interscope Records, Ray Daniels joins us to discuss self accessing, understanding your chances for making it, and pivoting for success.
Music from the show:
Em Jai - What About Love
Today we bypassed our guest interview for a roundtable conversation about the current political climate. In case you didn't know, your favorite artist probably supported Hillary Clinton into a landslide defeat. What impact did our musicians have on this result?
In fact, what political statements do artists have the right to make?
Can Lil Wayne discuss Black Lives Matter intelligently? Why do Jay-Z and Beyonce mean anything to you as a voter? Does Killer Mike deserve a platform?