The Light Podcast
Beats | Poetry | Perspective
Beats | Poetry | Perspective
Episode 33 Preview - Eminem
Check out this preview of our exclusive interview with Michael "Manix" Ruby as we focus the next episode of The Light Podcast on Eminem. Manix was his very first producer and provides a first hand narrative of one of the most explosive story lines in Hip Hop in an episode you do NOT want to miss - Coming soon!!
#TLP Freestyle - Krishon Smith
Check out Pittsburgh area MC @krishonsmith MURDER this beat "Ace of Clubs" produced by #TLP's Scott Pearson
Episode 32 - Krishon Smith - Endorphinz Review
NEW EPISODE OF THE LIGHT! The #TLP Crew get back in the studio for a new series of their popular #Hip-Hop themed podcast to highlight Pittsburgh-area underground sensation Krishon Smith. John L brought Krishon's latest LP release "Endorphinz" straight from Pittsburgh for review from start to finish and as always his ear and intuition do NOT disappoint. Listen in as we speak with Krishon Smith and get his perspectives on the game, motivation, and influences when creating this latest work...
Episode 28 - Cypress Hill
New episode of The Light! Join John L and Scott from #TLP as they invite Moldy J and Leak 1 from Miami, FL-based crew #AML A Moldy Leak to help discuss the career and importance of trailblazing Hip Hop collective - Cypress Hill. B-Real, Sen Dog, Mellow Man Ace, and DJ Muggs came together to form one of the most influential groups in the game with the release of their highly acclaimed debut album - “Cypress Hill” - in 1991. B-Real’s nasal delivery combined with Sen’s punchlines and energy...
Episode 21 - Criminal Minded
New episode of The Light!! To bring in the new year the right way we dug in and reviewed BDP's debut album "Criminal Minded" track for track, discussing the introduction and impact of arguably the greatest emcee of all time - the judge, jury, and defense minister of hip hop - KRS One. Making sure we ALL know the difference between a rapper and an emCEE, "The Teacher" cannot and will not be contained, transcending any concept of an era. KRS is undefinable and the supreme voice for Hip Hop...
Episode 18 - LL's Debut: Radio
This week Detrone, John L, and Scott bring in the debut album of iconic emcee LL Cool J and discuss how Radio began an unprecedented career on the Hip Hop stage for one of the greatest to ever do it. A platinum selling trailblazing artist for Def Jam and a true pioneer of the rap game who has remained active for almost 30 years - but some interesting questions begin to emerge as they debate why an artist with this type of longevity and lineage is almost always bypassed whenever elite...
Episode 17 - Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five
New episode of The Light! Detrone, John L, and Scott pay homage to one of the most iconic groups of all time in Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five and discuss what they meant to the Hip Hop game. Despite Flash's innovation on the turntables and the cohesiveness between Melle Mel, Kid Creole, Scorpio, Rahiem, and Cowboy - they were shrouded in controversy and internal discontent but that didn't stop them from coming together at Sugar Hill Records for the briefest of moments to help lay...
Episode 14 - The Rapper vs The emCEE - Review of Ice-T's Rhyme Pays
New episode of The Light! Detrone, John L, and Scott get it in while debating the definition and differences between a rapper, MC, and em-CEE. While they might not agree on everything, their answers definitely stir the pot and kickstart a tense discussion. Why are we so willing to line the pockets of dime-a-dozen rappers? Our beloved master emcees get much respect, but why is the standard they set not always enforced? Tune-in and join the discussion by commenting via Twitter and Facebook...
Episode 12 - Commercial Hip Hop - The Debut of Public Enemy
Part 1 of a LONG overdue discussion on the commercialization of Hip Hop and the effect it's having on the culture. How can the studios market and distribute what they don't understand? Why are we letting them get away with it? Detrone pays homage to one of the greatest emcee's of all time and memorializes a jazz/bebop legend who's influence is still felt strong today. Public Enemy's debut album "Yo! Bum Rush the Show" released in 1987 and was a force to be reckoned with. Chuck D and Flavor...
Episode 11 - Det's Cups - Reasonable Doubt Review
Special extended episode of The Light featuring an epic review of Jay-Z's debut album "Reasonable Doubt". Much respect and credit to the staff at Priority Records, the producers, and artists responsible for the creation of this monster LP - specifically Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G., Jaz-O, Sauce Money, Memphis Bleek, Foxxy Brown, Mecca, DJ Premier, Knobody, Ski Beats, Clark Kent, Irv Gotti, Dame Dash, and Peter Panic - all of whom provided us with not only this a legendary topic to discuss, but...
Episode 10-Meet John L-Illmatic Review
Episode 10 of The Light! Officially meet new addition John L as he makes his podcast debut - in classic fashion as only he can - then joins Detrone and I for a collaborative review of Nas' classic LP ILLMATIC. Detrone digs into Hip Hop history as John L takes you on a ride across the Atlantic to discover underground hip hop in South Africa. Epic episode that you don't wanna miss! Hit us on Twitter @thelightpodcast for shout-outs and requests Scott - @lightofscott Det - @hostylecomedy John...