First off, I’ve gotta apologize to Noreaga, DJ EFN and the rest of the Drink Champs cast. Although I’ve been listening each week, I’ve been slacking on actually posting on the site and giving the podcast the attention it deserves.
So, in an effort to catch up, I wanted to highlight all the episodes from the last couple months—including sit-downs with Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, Talib Kweli & dead prez, Ja Rule, T.I. and Marley Marl.
Timbo details what Missy Elliott taught him, the secret to his success with Justin Timberlake, his beat battle with Swizz Beatz, why he compares Drake to Black Panther, and more.
Talib Kweli and dead prez discuss “conscious rap,” hip hop going corporate, Mos Def being deported, the state of their longtime friend Kanye West, book trading, and more.
T.I. talks new album ‘Dime Trap’ and his artistry, the current state of hip hop, the Black dollar, the impact of the crack era, Donald Trump, and more.
Swizz talks being underrated, beat battles against Pharrell, Dr. Dre, fatherhood, co-parenting, and more.
Marley Marl talks working with with everyone from Roxanne to Rakim, as well as how Kanye West saved his life, why he never signed Nas, and more.
Ja Rule on the start of his solo career, working with Jennifer Lopez and Ashanti, if Nas had signed to Murder Inc, 50 Cent beef, and more.
Fat Joe talks being in jail, trying to bring Ja Rule and 50 Cent together, Puerto Rico, shifts in the music industry and more.