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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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Full episode: https://www.patreon.com/posts/65662682 What if Ghostface did a full-on R&B album? Well, he actually did this exact thing, so Kam and Ray had to drop their takes on this pretty amazing left-turn from Tony Starks. Get ready for chat about Raekwon watching BBC programmes, one of the most disgustingly explicit songs in hip hop history, GF…
 
Full episode: https://bit.ly/3EhHwUs It’s about that time again people, who’s ready for more Dilla chat bonus episodes?! 🙋‍♂️ Well, this month we’ve got writer, producer and podcaster Sean Kantrowitz in the house to speak on why he’s loves’s Dilla’s work on the remix of Slum Village’s ‘Hold Tight’. This one was so much fun, Dilla heads are built di…
 
Last up in our round of new hip hop album reviews we dive into If Cocaine Could Talk 7 by RJ Payne, and the superb MOOR CHORES by Lord Kayso 🔥 Other albums we jump into in upcoming episodes include… 🔲 God Don't Make Mistakes - Conway (https://spoti.fi/3E1BZRD) 🔲 Tana Talk 4 - Benny the Butcher (https://spoti.fi/3E4O4Wj) 🔲 Rise and Fall of Slaughter…
 
Now we jump into one of Kam’s favourite albums of 2022…and one of Ray’s most hated 👀 Sparks fly as we review Cities Aviv’s latest record! Other albums we jump into in upcoming episodes include… 🔲 God Don't Make Mistakes - Conway (https://spoti.fi/3E1BZRD) 🔲 Tana Talk 4 - Benny the Butcher (https://spoti.fi/3E4O4Wj) 🔲 Rise and Fall of Slaughterhouse…
 
Next up, we talk about the drama happening with Slaughterhouse and the new album from KXNG Crooked and Joell Ortiz 👀 Other albums we jump into in upcoming episodes include… 🔲 God Don't Make Mistakes - Conway (https://spoti.fi/3E1BZRD) 🔲 Tana Talk 4 - Benny the Butcher (https://spoti.fi/3E4O4Wj) 🔲 Man Plays the Horn - Cities Aviv 🔲 If Cocaine Could …
 
Did Benny just drop the album of the year? Let’s find out… Other albums we jump into in upcoming episodes include… 🔲 God Don't Make Mistakes - Conway (https://spoti.fi/3E1BZRD) 🔲 Rise and Fall of Slaughterhouse - KXNG Crooked + Joell Ortiz 🔲 Man Plays the Horn - Cities Aviv 🔲 If Cocaine Could Talk 7 - RJ Payne + MOOR CHORES - Lord Kayso Also enjoy …
 
This week we’ve split our Patreon livestream chat (The 808th Chamber) up into solo reviews of the music we’ve been bumping up until March 2022. First up, a bonafide album of the year contender from Conway the Machine 🤖 But what are YOUR thoughts to this album? Hit us up in the comments 🗣 Other albums we jump into in upcoming episodes include… 🔲 Tan…
 
This week we dive into a groundbreaking run from the Hieroglyphics crew - Souls of Mischief’s 93 ’til Infinity (1993), Del the Funky Homosapien’s No Need for Alarm (1993) and Casual’s Fear Itself (1994). And to break it all down we get a key insider’s view from Domino - Hiero’s producer and manager 💥 You’ll hear some gems dropped from Domino and De…
 
This year we bring you Vol. II of our GOAT 3-Album Runs in Hip Hop series...and to kick off we talk J Dilla with esteemed author, Dan Charnas. 🍿 Go check out his incredible new book on J Dilla right here: https://dillati.me/ We run through Jay Dee’s history and legacy, as we break down these classics: Welcome 2 Detroit (2001), Ruff Draft (2003), Do…
 
Full episode: https://bit.ly/3BzkeYS Welcome again to our Wu-Tang Chronicles series, looking at every Ghostface Killah solo album 👐 Last month we went back to 2006’s ‘Fishscale’ AND ‘More Fish’, with writer and producer Son Raw. Some excellent takes on the genius of Ghost and these records in particular..BUT WHAT DO YOU THINK TO THESE ALBUMS? Let u…
 
This episode we welcome on yet another Cypress Hill legend, Eric Bobo, to talk… 💨 Smoking with Dan Aykroyd 🔥 Cypress Hill’s X-Factor 📈 The incredible rise of The Alchemist 🧢 Working with Beastie Boys 😳 How jazz community treated 1990s hip hop 💥 The new ‘Back in Black’ Cypress Hill album YouTube Version 📺 https://youtu.be/AFe1__5L3hU 🤩 Don’t forget …
 
This episode we’re HONOURED to have on the legend Sen Dog from Cypress Hill to talk… 😳 Performing for breakfast crowds 🙏 Feelings on imposter syndrome and Latin Lingo 💥 Why How I Could Just Kill a Man resonated 💨 What do Cypress Hill listen to while blazing? 🍄 Tripping on mushrooms while making Black Sunday 🐐 Why Cypress Hill’s 90s album run is spe…
 
Today we have a special bonus episode of hip hop heads talking horror! I know many of you subbed for a hip hop podcast, and that is still what we’re going to give you…but this is something we wanted to experiment with as huge horror film fans. So we got Dead End Hip Hop’s Myke-C Town (@mykectown), Call Out Culture’s Alaska Atoms (@Alaska_Atoms) and…
 
Pt.1 Super Bowl halftime reaction: https://bit.ly/36Q9Gt5 Pt.2 J Dilla month celebration: https://apple.co/3vmOh4P The final part of this month’s 808th Chamber is all about Kanye West’s new Netflix documentary ‘Jeen-Yuhs’. Kam, Ray, Jon and Yemi break down their takes on the hype surrounding the trilogy and what we learnt in the first episode. 🤩 Do…
 
Part two of this week’s 808th Chamber is all about an all-time great: J Dilla 🍩 Fellow heads Jon Bass and Yemi Abiade break down their views on… 🤔 What is Dilla’s apex? 🙇‍♂️ Why DJ Premier, DJ Quik, Roc Marciano and Madlib deserve their own months of celebration 🤨 What’s Dilla’s best gateway song, album or music video? But also hit us up with YOUR …
 
This week we’ve split our Patreon livestream chat (The 808th Chamber) up into three parts, and first up we talk THAT Super Bowl halftime performance from Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J Blige and 50 Cent…as well as review Dre and Snoop’s latest music. 🍿 And joining us for all the fun are fellow heads Jon Bass and Yemi Abiade, go…
 
Full episode: https://bit.ly/3BzkeYS Subscribe to our Patreon for more dope rap chat: https://www.patreon.com/crate808 🚨 Yes yes, we are diving back into our ‘Why I Love MF DOOM’ series with writer, author and podcaster Laurent Fintoni…and we’re talking about 2003’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ by King Geedorah (also known as ‘Star Anis’ from Metalfingers Pre…
 
This week we dive into another cult classic record - The Coup’s 1998 release, ‘Steal This Album’. And to chop it over this amazing album, we welcome back on the pod musician, journalist, writer, podcasting legend and author of ‘Dummy Boy: Tekashi 6ix9ine and The Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods’…Shawn Setaro! 🎙 But what do YOU think to this album? Let us k…
 
YouTube Versions 📺 Pt.1 https://youtu.be/f8KMEde7tPo Pt.2 https://youtu.be/kWwjylZ3-oc This week we jump into our Patreon livestream chat (The 808th Chamber) to review the following albums... Magic - Nas Gold - DJ Muggs + Rigz Metatron’s Cube - AJ Suede + Televangel Sick! - Earl Sweatshirt Beautiful Payne 4 - RJ Payne And we also ask the following …
 
Full episode: https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons to be notified of new episodes 🔔 Welcome once more to Crate 808’s Wu-Tang Chronicles series - looking at every Ghostface Killah solo album 🐝 And today we take it to 2004, to discuss ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ with Wu aficionados - Zilla Rocca, Alaska Atoms and C…
 
Full episode: https://bit.ly/3KuRftm Our Masta Ace interview: https://bit.ly/3i8TF2w This week the patrons asked for a Hidden Gem album review from the 90s…and picked out Masta Ace’s 1993 cult classic ‘SlaughtaHouse’ 🔥 Hit us up with your takes on the album, Masta Ace himself and definitely your favourite lyrics from the album...and please help spr…
 
This week we welcome on one of our favourite acts to ever come out of the UK - DJ Format! And not only does he talk about his stellar career, we also dive into a cult classic record from the 90s - Aceyalone’s opus from 1998, 'A Book of Human Language' 🔥 Hit us up with your thoughts on the album and your favourite Format records in the comments 🗣 🤩 …
 
The Crate 808 crew get together to break down their five favourite records from a stellar 2021 in their Patreon livestream 🍿 Also on the menu: honourable mentions, Verse of the Year, Songs of the Year and our shout for 2021’s MVP 👑 Part One: https://youtu.be/K8xPD6NVlC8 Part Two: https://youtu.be/fBeC46dOdnk 🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSC…
 
The Crate 808 crew get together to break down their five favourite records from a stellar 2021 in their Patreon livestream in part one of their yearly summary 🍿 Part One: https://youtu.be/K8xPD6NVlC8 Part Two: https://youtu.be/fBeC46dOdnk 🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly…
 
Full episode: https://www.patreon.com/posts/bonus-episode-wu-60536507 Our last Patreon outing for 2021 was a dip back into the Wu-Tang Chronicles series - looking at every Ghostface Killah solo album 🐝 We chop it up over 2001’s Bulletproof Wallets with contributing editor of Pitchfork, podcaster, writer and journalist - Dylan Green aka Cine Masai! …
 
We round off the year with an absolute bucket-list guest - senior staff writer at The Ringer, podcaster and author of FOUR New York Times bestsellers, Shea Serrano is in the house 💥 And he’s bringing a classic rap record to the table too - we dig into UGK’s 1996 album ‘Ridin’ Dirty’ as well as which Ghostface swag he’d like, favourite three-album r…
 
This week we’re joined by record exec and manager to Anderson .Paak, Adrian Miller - a man who helped build the LA hip hop scene and work with Good Life Cafe, Easy E, Ras Kass, RZA, DJ Muggs, House of Pain, Freestyle Fellowship and many more. We spoke on a whole host of subjects, including… 🔥 How DJ Muggs and House of Pain changed hip hop 👀 Did Ice…
 
Full episode: https://www.patreon.com/posts/bonus-episode-i-59753050 Subscribe to our Patreon for more dope rap chat: https://www.patreon.com/crate808 🚨 Continuing our 'Why I Love' series, we welcome on Jon Bass (Notorious P.O.D.) to chop it up about an all time cut - ‘Figaro’ from the 2004 classic album, Madvillainy. We got into it over the CRAZY …
 
YouTube Version 📺 https://youtu.be/zcYfJGxv-N8 We’re back with our Patreon livestream chat (called The 808th Chamber) with more shouts for our alien playlist - 100 90s Songs You’d Play to An Alien to Define Hip Hop (full list https://www.crate808.com/alien-playlist). So much to dive into from 1994, including Gravediggaz, DJ Quik, Notorious B.I.G, P…
 
This week is special as we go full Wu-Tang Clan and speak to the Captain of the Dons, The Original Cappa Slappa himself - Cappadonna is in the house! 😱👐🐝 Honoured to have on the legend to speak on Ghosface Killah, Raekwon and ODB, as well as insight into all-time Wu bangers like Ice Cream, Triumph, Careful (Click, Click), Winter Warz and coming up …
 
This week we chop it over one of the best hip hop records ever - a personal favourite, 1998’s Mos Def and Talib Kweli Are Black Star album by Black Star 🤩 And bringing this classic album to the table is writer, DJ, blog era OG and co-founder of indie label Closed Sessions, Alexander Fruchter is in the house! 🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808…
 
Full episode: https://www.patreon.com/posts/58614806 Crate 808 Patreon 👉 https://www.patreon.com/crate808 Yes, it's here, you can now subscribe to our Patreon right now! Link is below if you fancy bonus episodes, early access, fun polls and more live chats heading your way! We kick off our ‘Why I Love: J Dilla Edition’ series with a look at not one…
 
We kick off our first ever Patreon livestream chat (called The 808th Chamber) with a dip into the mailbag, and more shouts for our alien playlist - 100 90s Songs You’d Play to An Alien to Define Hip Hop (full list https://www.crate808.com/alien-playlist). It got heated but the crew had such a laugh with the patrons, talking on songs from Masta Ace,…
 
Get your Wallys on and your eagle wrist-pieces cleaned - Crate 808 is kicking off it’s Wu-Tang Chronicles series by looking through every Ghostface Killah album…and we start with the classic record, ‘Ironman’ 🔥 And to dive into it we have on one our favourite hip hop podcasters out there - Call Out Culture’s very own Zilla Rocca! We get into it for…
 
This week we dive into the Ruff Ryders canon with a superb guest - TV presenter and actress, Joelah Noble brings Eve’s 1999 album,‘Let There Be Eve…Ruff Ryders First Lady’, to the Crate 808 table. Such a wicked chat touching on Eve, The Roots, Swizz Beats, DMX, Jay-Z, dreams about Puff Daddy and even tongue scrapers 👅😂 A great wide-ranging convo ri…
 
This week we’re joined by two rap legends - Blu and Exile are in the hot seat talking about their storied careers, their 2020 album ‘Miles’, KRS-One, Tribe vs. Gang Starr and Exile becoming a Ghostface flasher (yes, it got strange 😂) 🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨 Latest Patreon-only episode: Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://www.…
 
Yes, it's here, you can now subscribe to our Patreon right now! Link is below if you fancy bonus episodes, early access, fun polls and more live chats heading your way! https://www.patreon.com/crate808 So, kicking off our new Patreon 'Why I Love' series, we dive into MF DOOM's 'One Beer' with Shotgun the Aux's Tom Comey. So expect some diving into …
 
One thing about us here at Crate 808, we seem to work on our own schedule…and that’s what we’re reviewing our favourite albums of 2021 so far in September and not the midway point 🙃 So get ready for some heated chat around the likes of Ka, Lloyd Banks, Armand Hammer, Navy Blue, The Alchemist, Tyler the Creator, Your Old Droog, Benny the Butcher, Sk…
 
Wow. Wee. What we have here may well be our favourite episode of 2021, with legends Kurupt and Ras Kass sitting down to talk all things hip hop…and even inviting on Slaughterhouse’s very own Kxng Crooked for a special cameo 😱 🚨 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔 Th…
 
This week we sit down with one of our favourite new artists out there - Ohio’s very own, Kipp Stone is in the house to speak on a stone-cold 90s hip hop classic…Mos Def’s 1999 record, ‘Black on Both Sides’ 🔥 🚨 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔 We also dive into th…
 
This week we welcome on the Forrest Gump of hip hop, the legend that is MC Serch is in the house to talk all things MF DOOM, KMD, Subroc, Tupac, Nas, Illmatic, Eminem, UK’s Cookie Crew, Del the Funky Homosapien, Woodstock 99 and SO much more! 🔥 Expect some superb stories, including battling MCs and tales of Tupac, MF DOOM, Shock G and Subroc all fr…
 
Yo yo yo! This week we welcome actor and NCIS legend, Sean Murray, onto the pod, to speak on a bonafide classic 90s record - DJ Shadow’s 1996 masterpiece, ’Endtroducing…..’ 💥 So get set for a wicked hip hop chat that delves into love for Aphex Twin, Madlib and (as always) Burial. 🍿 🚨 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to …
 
We conclude our three-part debate with our closing album - The Pharcyde’s incredible 1995 effort, ‘Labcabincalifornia’ 🔥 Catch part one of the debate, focusing on Ghostface’s ‘Ironman’ album: https://youtu.be/VcPXjS5HblY And part two, diving into Jay-Z’s ‘Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life’: https://youtu.be/mtn_S-NEEhQ 🚨 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBS…
 
We continue this week’s debate with a dive into Jay-Z’s third album - ‘Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life’ 💥 Catch part one of the debate, focusing on Ghostface’s ‘Ironman’ album: https://youtu.be/VcPXjS5HblY And keep it locked for the final instalment of this debate - The Pharcyde’s ‘Labcabincalifornia’ 🔥 🚨 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons …
 
The Crate 808 squad FINALLY returns to talk classic 90s albums, and see which record we can put into our very own Hall of Fame - Crate 808. This is part one of a three-part episode, discussing Ghostface Killah’s ‘Ironman’, Jay-Z’s ‘Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life’ and The Pharcyde’s ‘Labcabincalifornia’ 🔥 And first up, we dive into ‘Ironman’, while hitting…
 
This week we speak on another classic 90s record - Del the Funky Homosapien’s 1993 album, ‘No Need for Alarm’ 🔥 And to break it down with us we’re honoured to have on hip hop artist, author, podcaster, founder of Uncommon Records and one-time head engineer at Def Jux - Uncommon Nasa is in the house! 🙌 🚨 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE bu…
 
This week we’re joined by a living hip hop legend - rapper, producer and co-founder of Hieroglyphics, we’ve got Del the Funky Homosapien in the house 😱 🚨 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔 We dove into Del’s incredible career to speak on…. 😱 Seeing Ice Cube write ‘…
 
This week we dip back into the 90s vaults to shine a light on a cult classic - Dr. Dooom’s ‘First Come, First Served’ from 1999 💥 So Kool Keith fans rejoice, because to chop it up with us is writer, journalist and founder of the brilliant Cabbages newsletter (as well as producer and co-presenter of the Cabbages podcast) - Gary Suarez is in the hous…
 
This week we welcome back on a great with a dope new album to talk about - Evidence sits down to break down ‘Unlearning Vol. 1’ 🔥 Yet another great chat touching on creative evolution, the process of unlearning, meeting Al Pacino and big love for Phil Collins 👑 Show Notes Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? Checking in with his squirrels and …
 
This week we’re joined by one of the best culture writers out there to talk on a true 90s cult classic record - Jeff Weiss steps in to speak on Suga Free’s brilliant ‘Street Gospel’ album from 1997 🔥 This is one of the deepest and most passionate chats we’ve recorded, covering the genius of DJ Quik, dealing with hip hop’s problematic lyrics, taking…
 
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