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Ice-T and longtime friend, manager and co-host, the one and only Mick Benzo ( Sirius XM's Zulu Beatz) create the best podcast you have ever heard. This bimonthly show features Ice and Mick's thoughts on relevant issues, news, video games, politics, behind the scenes of Law & Order: SVU and calls from listeners. They are also joined by featured guests from all corners of the entertainment world.

Ice-T and longtime friend, manager and co-host, the one and only Mick Benzo ( Sirius XM's Zulu Beatz) create the best podcast you have ever heard. This bimonthly show features Ice and Mick's thoughts on relevant issues, news, video games, politics, behind the scenes of Law & Order: SVU and calls from listeners. They are also joined by featured guests from all corners of the entertainment world.
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New York, NY

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Ice-T and longtime friend, manager and co-host, the one and only Mick Benzo ( Sirius XM's Zulu Beatz) create the best podcast you have ever heard. This bimonthly show features Ice and Mick's thoughts on relevant issues, news, video games, politics, behind the scenes of Law & Order: SVU and calls from listeners. They are also joined by featured guests from all corners of the entertainment world.

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English


Episodes

Episode 55: Mick Benzo and Ice T Talks Danny Worsnop The Long Road Home

3/14/2017
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Attention! Attention! Even though this could be the shortest podcast episode ever done by Mick Benzo and Ice T on earth, it is another powerful one. This week on the Final Level Podcast, Mick Benzo previews 5 tracks from The Long Road Home, the debut solo album by Danny Worsnop. The front man for Asking Alexandria and We Are Harlot shines in his debut album and if you don't believe us, you got to listen to this episode. If you like the album, cop it the CD/vinyl/signed here...

Duration: 00:10:32


Episode 54: Ice T and Mick Benzo Are Back Breaking Down Body Count's Blood Lust Album

3/1/2017
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With Mick Benzo just getting back from a European tour with country artist, Danny Worsnop on his debut album, The Long Road Home and Ice T just finishing up a new album with Body Count, Blood Lust. The OG Ice T and Mick Benzo are back this week with a very special Final Level podcast episode. Ice and Mick not only discuss the 2017 Art of Rap Festival which features DMX, Raekwon, Ghostface and more but also break down every track of Blood Lust in order. The two talk about the writing...

Duration: 00:54:23


Re-Air: Dead Man Walking with Marco Andretti

8/3/2016
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As we get ready for a new episode of Ice T and Mick Benzo's Final Level podcast, this week we re-air Ice-T and Mick's with race car driver, Marco Andretti (Twitter: @marcoandretti). They discuss why you need to respect race car drivers, their distaste for potholes, the Winter Olympics, stories of men coming back from the death, gay rights in Arizona, Ice's unwillingness to upgrade his Television, the death of Rhondo Robinson, the current state of Rhyme Syndicate, following your dreams, the...

Duration: 00:55:53


Re- Air: Pimpin' Ken: Trump Would Be A Piss Poor Pimp

7/20/2016
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This week we re-air Ice T and Mick Benzo's talk to Pimpin Ken. They discuss whether Donald Trump would make a better pimp then a president, Janet Jackson and Pimpin Ken's journey from being a pimp to a best selling author. And since Ice is now a proud owner of a I O Hawk Board, Ice and Mick are joined by Latiff from I O Hawk to discuss the logistics of riding one of these devices. Music used In this Episode: Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin' Ice-T- 6 'N The...

Duration: 01:23:23


Re-air: Disco Fever: Concierge of the Bronx and Birthplace of Hip Hop

7/6/2016
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This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, we re-air Ice and Mick's interview with Sal Abbatiello who owned and operated of the legendary Bronx hip-hop club the Disco Fever. Sal discusses the origins of the club, bringing hip hop from the streets into the club and the first time he saw a DJ grab a microphone and rhyme over it at a club. He tells the crew "It was like Moses...I saw the energy was way more powerful then when the DJ was just mixing the records because he,...

Duration: 01:00:55


Re-Air: KRS-One and Crazy Legs Stop Interview

6/22/2016
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This week on the Final Level podcast we re-air Ice T and Mick Benzo, interview with KRS- One and Crazy Legs. The Teacha and Rock Steady Crew B-Boy discuss Hip-Hop as a crazy family, the art of negotiating a business deal, the Zulu Nation Anniversary and why KRS does not want to be inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. Music used In this Episode: Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'

Duration: 00:54:32


Re-Air: Fifty Shades Of Coco Interview

6/8/2016
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This week we re-air Ice and Mick's interview with Coco. They discuss how Coco got started in modeling, the Micktionary, Edgewater fires, CrossFit, Christian Bale, Fifty Shades of Grey, Magic Mike, Coco's story, how Coco's family moved Albuquerque, Coco going to school with Jessica Alba, how Coco started working for Playboy, how Ice met Coco, Licious Clothing, Coco's Workout World, the Vanity Vixens, and people who correct spelling on the internet. This episode features Shoe Freak by...

Duration: 02:57:35


Re-air: Scarface Is Just Trying to Ice-T and LL Cool J the Game

5/11/2016
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As Ice and Mick take a few weeks off, here at Final Level we've decided to air some of our favorite episodes from this past year. First up? Ice and Mick's interview with Brother Mob himself, Scarface. In this episode Ice T and Mick Benzo talk to rapper, music producer, author and old friend Scarface. They discuss the when and why Scarface got the hip hop bug, the movie Straight Outta Compton, Dr. Dre's legacy, capital punishment, solutions to police brutality, Scarface's soon to be...

Duration: 01:25:01


Episode 53: DJ Chuck Chillout: A Podcast Dedicated to Prince

4/27/2016
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This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, Ice and Mick are joined by producer and New York radio legend, DJ Chuck Chillout. Mick, Ice and Chuck talk about the recent death of Prince, what that means for the future of music, the death of Billy Paul, Tom Clancy's The Division for Xbox, this summer's The Art Of Rap festival and how DJ Chillout became a New York radio legend Music used In this Episode: Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin' Ice T...

Duration: 01:15:21


Episode 52: A Universal Hip Hop Museum Gives Hip Hop What it Deserves

4/6/2016
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This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, the two legends are joined by two hip hop innovators, Rocky Bucano and Cutman LG. The four discuss unheard recordings of the late Notorious B.I.G, history of promoting hip hop records on college radio, and why the world and hip hop culture needs to back plans to create a universal hip hop museum. Check out more about the Hip Hop Museum here http://www.uhhm.org/ and remember to RSVP now so you can take part in the initial...

Duration: 01:01:27


Episode 51: Flatbush Zombies Talking Real Shit

3/23/2016
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This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, Ice and Mick are joined by the Flatbush Zombies. Ice, Mick and the Zombies talk which psychedelic drugs Ice should try, video games, origin of the group's name, rules while on tour and their debut album '3001: A Laced Odyssey'. Music used In this Episode: Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'

Duration: 01:08:55


Episode 50: Full Force; Producers Extraordinaire

3/9/2016
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What does artists such as: Nicki Minaj, Lil' Kim, UTFO, Doctor Ice, Samantha Fox, Patti LaBelle, Jasmine Guy, The Force M.D.s, Britney Spears, James Brown, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync, La Toya Jackson, and Selena have in common? They've all worked with the great producer/music group, Full Force. Two of the group's members, B-Fine and Bow-Legged Lou, joined Mick and Ice T to talk about their extensive production credits, career, the first meeting with The Kangol Kid,...

Duration: 01:41:30


Episode 49: Ice T and Mick Benzo Debate Boycotting the Grammys

2/24/2016
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This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, Ice and Mick are joined by the Hip Hop group The Filthy Brothers. Ice and Mick talk to these twin towers about the polluted water is Flint, Michigan, Oscars being so white and the art of rap. Music used In this Episode: Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'

Duration: 01:11:43


Episode 48: Ja Rule(s) in Black History Month: Classic Stories from a Living Legend

2/10/2016
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This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, Ice and Mick are joined by "It's Murda"..Ja Rule!!! The OGs talk the Super Bowl, Ja Rule's reality show 'Follow the Rules", lessons his grandfather taught him, lessons he learned from his stint in prison and hip hop beginnings of the Queens, NY artist.Music used In this Episode: Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'

Duration: 01:11:36


Final Level: Chris Rock Interview; So Nice, We're Airing It Twice

2/3/2016
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On this week's Final Level Podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, we celebrate Black History Month by re-airing one of our favorite interviews. Chris Rock joins the crew to discuss rooting for teams that always lose, New Jack City, Chris' relationship with Adam Sandler, 99 Problems, Africa, TV, Wealth in Relationships, Denzel Washington, Obama, CB4 and the Top Five.

Duration: 01:25:44


Episode 46: Afrika Bambaataa and Mr. Biggs Bridging the Generation Gap

1/20/2016
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This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, Ice and Mick are joined by two living legends; Afrika Bambaataa and Mr. Biggs of Soulsonic Force. Bam and Mr. Biggs break down the origins of the Zulu Nation, the origins of Hip Hop, and what we should know in order to fight against a system which is stacked up against us. Music used In this Episode: Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'

Duration: 01:12:02


Episode 45: The Kangol Kid: B-Side Wins Again; Roxanne, Roxanne

1/6/2016
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This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo welcome The Kangol Kid of UTFO. He talks the origin of his name, the formation of UTFO, how the track "Roxanne, Roxanne" started the first hip-hop dis war and his work for breast cancer research. Music used In this Episode: Ice-T- "Pulse Of The Rhyme", Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'"

Duration: 01:23:53


Throwback 2015 Final Level, Part 2

12/30/2015
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This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, We hear part 2 of some of the best interviews by Ice and Mick of 2015. Listen to some great conversations with Busta Rhymes, Raekwon, Scarface, Alex "Super AJ" Jordanov, Busy Bee, Grandmaster Caz, Treach from Naughty By Nature, Ice's wife, Coco and a conversation about Dungeons and Dragons. Music used In this Episode: "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'" and dungeons and dragons "Troubled Times"

Duration: 01:44:07


2015 Throwback Final Level Podcast Best Part 1

12/23/2015
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This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, We hear some of the best interviews by Ice and Mick of 2015. Listen to some great conversations with Chris Rock, Marley Marl, KRS- One, Sal Abbatiello of The Fever and Roxanne Shante.

Duration: 00:57:25


Episode 44: The Original: DJ Hollywood Story From Harlem to The Bronx

12/9/2015
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This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, Ice and Mick are talking to the Original DJ Hollywood talks first spitting rhymes over records, the first sign of what is called Hip Hop today and his music journey from Harlem and to the Bronx. Music used In this Episode: Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'

Duration: 01:09:39

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