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A Waste Of Time with ItsTheReal

The most fun interviews in hip-hop: comedian brothers Eric and Jeff Rosenthal, better known as ItsTheReal, engage in authentic and hilarious conversation with rappers, tastemakers, and industry veterans, all from their Upper West Side apartment.

The most fun interviews in hip-hop: comedian brothers Eric and Jeff Rosenthal, better known as ItsTheReal, engage in authentic and hilarious conversation with rappers, tastemakers, and industry veterans, all from their Upper West Side apartment.

The most fun interviews in hip-hop: comedian brothers Eric and Jeff Rosenthal, better known as ItsTheReal, engage in authentic and hilarious conversation with rappers, tastemakers, and industry veterans, all from their Upper West Side apartment.
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The most fun interviews in hip-hop: comedian brothers Eric and Jeff Rosenthal, better known as ItsTheReal, engage in authentic and hilarious conversation with rappers, tastemakers, and industry veterans, all from their Upper West Side apartment.

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English


Episodes

#192: 2 Jews and 2 Black Dudes Review Coco (feat. Styles and Sheek of The LOX)

6/20/2018
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For Episode 3 of 2 Jews and 2 Black Dudes Review the Movies, Eric, Jeff, Styles and Sheek hit Netflix to check out the celebrated Disney/Pixar computer animated film Coco. There's never been a movie review show as fun as this. Listen and let us know what you think! AND JUST KNOW: SPOILERS ARE UNAVOIDABLE IF YOU PRESS PLAY.

Duration:01:04:02

#191: Tierra Whack

6/18/2018
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This week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome the amazingly talented rapper/singer/filmmaker/storyteller Tierra Whack to the Upper West Side! Tierra, in her first extended interview, go into depth on growing up in Philadelphia with her mother and two younger siblings, auditioning to get into an arts high school an hour away, her profecientcy for singing and visual arts, how much her principal hated hip-hop, the genesis of Dizzle Dizz, meeting Meek Mill, and how she ended up on...

Duration:01:21:03

#190: Director Justin Fleischer

6/11/2018
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This week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome back to the East Coast, director, creative director and muffin god Justin Fleischer to the Upper West Side! Justin, who over the past few years has worked alongside Logic as a documentary filmmaker and music video director has recently stepped up to oversee the development of Logic's artists under his Elysium imprint. We discuss Justin's upbringing in Keene, New Hampshire, the amazing time he spent living in the Dominican Republic as...

Duration:01:58:11

#189: Taylor Rooks

6/4/2018
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This week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome sports anchor and reporter and host of the 'TimeOut with Taylor Rooks' podcast, Gwinnett County's own, Taylor Rooks! Taylor discusses growing up in Georgia a driven student, a caring sister, and a poor parallel parker, why she chose to attend University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, her aspirations to be Barbara Walters meets Oprah, what she learned in class vs. the work she put in on her first blog, and how she hustled to get...

Duration:01:24:34

#188: Dave

5/28/2018
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This week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome British rapper Dave to the Upper West Side! Dave, AKA Santan Dave, talks about his breakout hit Wanna Know, how Drake reached out to appear on the remix, how OVO did right by him, and what that one song meant in terms of radio, festivals and recognition. We discuss Dave's youth in South London, not having much of a relationship with his two older brothers when they were growing up, and what it was like to visit his siblings...

Duration:01:45:35

#187: Swizz Beatz

5/23/2018
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Today on a special bonus episode celebrating the 3-Year Anniversary of A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome super-producer, rapper, professor, art collector and party starter Swizz Beatz to the Upper West Side! We talk Ruff Ryders, DMX, The Lox, Jay-Z, Roc-A-Fella, Michael lJackson, Eve, T.I., his epic battle with Just Blaze, Cassidy vs. Freeway, Young Won, Metallica, Atlanta, the South Bronx, Funk Flex, Alicia Keys, Summer Jam, D'ussePalooza, Woodstock '99, studio sessions,...

Duration:01:35:42

#186: Ella Mai

5/21/2018
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Today on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome singer Ella Mai, whose song Boo'd Up has been called the song of the summer, to the Upper West Side! Ella talks growing up in South London, moving across the pond to New York City in eighth grade, going to high school in Queens, and because she got unwanted attention from her English accent, she focused on playing soccer and shied away from her natural singing ability. We discuss Ella's return to London after senior year theater...

Duration:01:05:51

#185: Chromeo

5/14/2018
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This Week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome Montreal, Canada's own, Chromeo back to the Upper West Side! Dave-1 and P-Thugg stop by to discuss their fifth studio album, Head Over Heels, which is executive produced by A-Trak and drops June 15th, their collaborations with DRAM, The-Dream, French Montana and Stefflon Don and more, why they chose to record this project in Burbank, California, how they challenged themselves in the studio, and what it means to follow up a...

Duration:01:45:59

#184: DJ Whoo Kid

5/7/2018
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This week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome Queens Village's own DJ Whoo Kid to the Upper West Side! Most known for his work as 50 Cent's touring DJ, we discuss seeing Tupac walk by his house during the Digital Underground days, taking a summer school course with DJ Clue, how exactly he got leaked songs from record labels, Puff's reaction after Whoo Kid used a previously unreleased Biggie verse for his song with 50, Eminem's look-alike from the Anger Management tour, who they...

Duration:02:01:38

#183: Sylvan LaCue

4/30/2018
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This week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal we welcome Miami rapper Sylvan LaCue to the Upper West Side! Sylvan discusses his upbringing in a one-bedroom apartment with his mother and brother, growing up playing video games, writing rap fan fiction at school, recording music after school until the equipment was stolen, walking miles to a new recording studio, working at Outback Steakhouse, battle rapping with The Sunshine Boys, falling out with his mom and moving out, and why his barber...

Duration:02:15:24

#182: SVP of Marketing at Atlantic Records Marsha St. Hubert

4/23/2018
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This week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal we welcome our amazing friend and SVP of Marketing at Atlantic Records, Marsha St. Hubert, to the Upper West Side! Marsha, whose outstanding work with Cardi B helped her claim a number 1 album on the Billboard charts last week, has a whole lotta wins on the scoreboard thanks to her time with Gucci Mane, Kodak Black, Maino, Lupe Fiasco, TI, Tamar Braxton, DJ Drama and Wiz Khalifa. The daughter of a first generation Haitian immigrant, a latchkey...

Duration:02:20:17

#181: Jim Jones

4/16/2018
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This week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome East Harlem's own Jim Jones to the Upper West Side to talk Dipset Christmas, why he didn't do a solo deal at Roc-A-Fella, random remixes, sneaker shopping, being in the belt business with A$AP Ferg, Funk Flex's car shows, working with Rsonist of The Heatmakerz, being the fashionable kid in high school, bringing 100 people with him to The Tunnel, the effect he had on the music industry by engineering his own sessions, blowing budgets...

Duration:01:26:45

#180: Wale, Smoke DZA and Kaz

4/9/2018
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This week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal we traveled to New Orleans, home of WrestleMania 34, having never watched wrestling in our lives, to learn from fanatics Wale, Smoke DZA and Kaz what exactly we've been missing this whole time. This hilarious and informative conversation is wide-ranging, from how the guys got into wrestling, to what matters more between storylines and action, the time that Jake the Snake's snake really bit Randy Savage, how the WWE compares to Pixar movies, Ric...

Duration:01:13:51

#179: Neef Buck (and Freeway)

4/5/2018
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Today on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome one half of the Young Gunz and State Property representer Neef Buck to the Upper West Side! And as a bonus for this bonus episode, another member of State Prop, Freeway stops by! Neef discusses the challenges and realities of growing up in West Philly and North Philly, meeting Young Chris, rapping around Philadelphia, getting the attention of Beanie Sigel's manager Stevie G, bringing Chris into the fold and creating Young Gunz, and...

Duration:01:36:44

#178: The Return of Flatbush Zombies

4/2/2018
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This week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome Flatbush Zombies back to the Upper West Side, on the eve of the release of their new album, Vacation in Hell! In this wide-ranging conversation, we dive into the making of the new project, why they put a premium on album packaging, getting features from Jadakiss and Portugal. The Man, who they get mistaken for, appearing on late night shows, performing on festival stages in a Darth Vader costume, resetting the bar on stage diving,...

Duration:01:19:22

#177: NBA Insider CountOnVic

3/26/2018
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This week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome NBA insider, digital guru and all-around dope New Yorker CountOnVic! Victoria talks about growing up in Israel, both the loveliness of life by the sea, and the fright of terrorism on a daily basis, speaking four languages and playing tennis and basketball in her youth, moving to New York City at the age of 11 when her mother took a job working to cure cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering, and learning American English as well as the...

Duration:01:28:28

#176: Phonte

3/19/2018
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This week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome the amazing rapper, actor, producer, podcaster, and personality Phonte - whose new album No News is Good News is available for streaming everywhere now - to the Upper West Side! We discuss Phonte's youth in Greensboro, North Carolina, his East Coast musical influences, what Biggie's Ready to Die album and Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle album meant, being bused to a mostly white high school, focusing on sports, performing with his first rap...

Duration:02:13:24

#174: Director Nabil Elderkin

3/5/2018
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This week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we found ourselves back on the West Coast, and welcomed into the house of dynamic photographer, music video visionary and feature film director Nabil Elderkin! Nabil talks about growing up in Port Macquarie, Australia, taking up photography after surfing and lifeguarding didn't prove fruitful, failing high school photography due to his pushing boundaries, and his father sending him to live with his mother in America. We discuss finishing high...

Duration:01:08:39

#173: The Basketball-Playing Rapper Draft with Big Wos and Blk Tray

2/27/2018
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This week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we flew back to Los Angeles to recap NBA All-Star Weekend in our own way with our friends Big Wos and Blk Tray: by drafting, analyzing and debating each of our four teams of the best basketball-playing rappers. Tune in and let us know whose squad is the best!

Duration:01:05:57

#172: PRhyme (Royce da 5'9 and DJ Premier)

2/19/2018
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This week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome legendary lyricist Royce da 5'9 and legendary producer DJ Premier, together known as PRhyme, to the Upper West Side! We talk with the guys about their new album PRhyme 2, the most meaningful co-signs they've ever received, what Dr. Dre's studio speakers can do to an artist's music and their chest, how to react to internet trolls, all the numbers they have in their cell phones but never text, and their first ever TV appearances. Royce...

Duration:01:53:38