The Rap Report Episode 4

We’re back!! Now on Google Play and iTunes!

Reasonable Shout

01:44 Atlanta

What I meant to

11:39 Game – 1992, Jake One – Prayer Hands, Joe Budden – Rage & The Machine, Lord Finesse – The SP1200 Project, Easy Mo Bee – …And You Don’t Stop!, Sm^th – Last Straw featuring Capital Steez

News

23:05 Kevin Hart as Chocolate Droppa – What Now?

29:08 Jay-Z vs Kanye

43:45 Word From Our Sponsor

The Albums

45:18 Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition

01:05:46 Apollo Brown & Skyzoo – The Easy Truth

01:16:46 Dave East – Kairi Chanel

01:30:15 Winner of the Week: Dave East

01:30:50 We fall into talking about how old rappers sound on Kairi Chanel, Beanie Sigel’s interview refrain that hip-hop is Haram.

01:42:17 Upcoming/recent albums
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Good Lord this episode was a bitch to make! Hit the player below for discussions of new music from Vince Staples, Mac Miller, and Chinx, the beef between The Game and Meek Mills, Kanye vs Kid Cudi, and more!

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00:00:00 Intro

00:02:05 Reasonable Shout – Atlanta

00:04:35 The Fabolous mixtape that Knowledge didn’t listen to

00:07:10 TI – Warzone

00:24:20 DJ Khaled – Nas Album Done video

00:33:07 Kanye vs Kid Cudi

00:42:10 The Game and Meek Mills are beefing over Dancehall Jadakiss

01:00:59 French Montana and … Iggy Azalea???

01:03:45 Tyga makes ok music sometimes???

01:07:25 Words from our sponsor????

01:10:22 Vince Staples – Prima Donna

01:37:35 Chinx – Legends Never Die

01:52:42 Mac Miller – The Divine Feminine

02:25:22 Winner of the Week and next week’s new music

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Play this shit in the hood one time lil bitch I’m back and poppin! Your favorite hip-hop critics are back! Posting a day late but it’s all good!

In today’s episode:

00:00 Intro shenanigans

Maybe one day we’ll start getting these out on time

02:00 Da Vinci’s issues with Vince Staples’ Summer 06

The point that I was trying to make here is that everyone’s definition of what makes a great emcee is different. There’s no such thing as absolute wrong or right here. So we can talk all day about what we as fans want from an artist, but at the end of the day, our opinion matters way less than his/hers. Artists should strive for their own visions of greatness, not mine or anyone else’s.

00:23:25 We finally name the albums up for discussion

00:25:45 Scarface’s memoir, Diary of a Madman

To be clear, this is a good book. But it could be so much better!

00:32:22 Netflix’ series, The Get Down

00:38:53 FX’ new series, Atlanta

00:50:36 Kiss The Mack, the possible Beanie Sigel and Jadakiss album

00:57:40 Lil Wayne’s supposed retirement

01:06:10 Ras Kass – Intellectual Property: SOI2

01:29:30 Isaiah Rashad – The Sun’s Tirade

02:02:30 Young Thug – Jeffrey

02:37:12 Winner of the week: Isaiah Rashad

02:40:00 If hip-hop is a drug, when did you last get high?

02:43:42 Next week’s new music

We’re on Google Play, next stop is iTunes. If you want to see us on another service, let me know. Thanks for listening!
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The Rap Report: Episode Negative 1 | Podcast

Welcome to The Rap Report!

We finally did it! Knowledge and The Verbal Arteest made a podcast!

In this episode we discuss:

  • Sadat X – Agua
  • DJ Khaled – Major Key
  • Schoolboy Q – Blank Face

Sorry the audio quality is crap, we’re working on that! That’s why this is episode negative one, and why there seems to be two intros*. These negative episode numbers will continue for a little while until we get better. Expect another episode very soon!

*We’ve been talking about doing this for ages and now we’ve finally made it happen. But, it turns out that podcasting isn’t the easiest task in the world. So there’s a whole ~45 minute segment that we decided to cut from between the two intros. It wasn’t the worst audio ever, but there was too much dead air for us to not even be talking about the selected albums.

YG – Still Brazy | Review

I pretty much hated My Krazy Life. Let’s start there. Looking back at that review, I can only conclude that my opinion was a product of its time. I still think that DJ Mustard’s beats all sound the same, and that most of that album sounds like tracings of Mustard’s other hits from that era. Therefore, I see how the resultant cheap and haphazard sound of the album would have turned me off immediately. But maybe I was a bit harsh in not mentioning Bompton, which, now separated from Mustard’s radio reign, sounds pretty damn good.

Still Brazy cover

Irregardless (tee-hee), we’re here to talk about Still Brazy.

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