Just a few short days after Notorious BIG’s birthday (May 21), here’s a playlist of dope remixes to celebrate! Happy 45th Big we miss you!
This week everything is amazing and I wanted to share some music with you that reflected that. Hope you all enjoy this! -Mack
Grab a couple cold ones and sit on the patio at the local bar with us. Has Kendrick Lamar reached “GOAT” status? Also, K.Dot vs. 2Pac, Beyonce’s longevity, the Facebook Live shooter and more.
Our review of Kendrick Lamar’s latest album “Damn.” as we were rollin in the car. What we’re your thoughts on the album?
Mack forgot to stop recording on Episode 64, here’s a little piece of what happens in The Basement when recording stops with a playlist of tracks at the end! Enjoy!
A random conversation about the love and relationships within the Peanuts cartoon.
Blame it on 2016. The episode is dropping four months later. Now back to our regularly scheduled programming. Consider this the kick off to the next season of Live From the Basement!
Here’s episode 64, we talk about what we’re leaving in 2016, some of our favorite and most disliked albums of the year as well as a review of The Lox new album (which was new at the time) “Filthy America …. It’s Beautiful”.
It’s the annual holiday episode and Major, Mack and Martin were in the Basement! This episode we talked about 2016 XXL Freshmen class, the holidays and we reviewed an album we missed this year, Smoke DZA and Pete Rock’s “Don’t Smoke Rock” album.
Due to a snow storm we didn’t have Major in the basement this week. So JMack took the opportunity to address a LOT of feedback we’ve been getting regarding the J.Cole “4 Your Eyez Only” album review he and MOLA1 did in the last episode, Episode 61.
In this rewind episode, we go back to August, 2013 to Episode 215 of the HoodHype Podcast featuring an interview with one of our favorites, Midaz The Beast. Hope you enjoy it!
A playlist full of an HOUR of RAP, RAP and more RAP. New full episode the whole team coming soon!
It’s a messy one. We hope you have fun with it! We’ll be back soon enough!
Back at it with a VERY important announcement for all of you! LET’S GO!
We put together another playlist episode with a chill summer vibe to calm that “Summer Madness”. More episodes EVERY week!
We dive deeper into the topic about the “hip-hop wall” and creating a manifesto for a new genre of rap.
This week we talk about SnapChat, the Joe Budden vs. Drake Beef, and putting up a wall up on the Canadian border.
We put together another installment of some of our favorite joints to have playing in the background when you’re having a barbecue! It’s our second installment of the BBQ Boogie! You can check out volume 1 on Episode 205 over at HoodHype!
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The opportunity to speak to one of the most influential legends in hip-hop is one of the highest honors in this culture. So when we had the opportunity to speak with one of the greats we gave him a call. Grandmaster Caz of The Cold Crush Brothers was not only one of the very first MC’s to ever start actually writing his rhymes for his songs, but he was also THE first ghost writer in hip-hop music. We talked to Caz about all of these things, his experience working with Macklemore and the early beginnings of hip-hop. Enjoy and have fun with it!
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Heres another bangin’ playlist episode full of some dope instrumentals for you to vibe out to all week! Also, Major’s Question of the Week: “In hip-hop, who’s death would have the biggest impact on you?”
Live From The Basement on the road this episode! We started off reviewing Chance The Rapper‘s highly anticipated album “Coloring Book” and ended up on Big KRIT‘s previously released “It’s Better This Way“. What are your thought’s on these two albums?
Major gets personal and talks about his recent separation, his new adventures and how he’s “Off The Leash”.
Here’s an INTERVIEW EPISODE for this week featuring an interview with Parrish Smith (aka PMD) of EPMD! We had a lot of fun talking with Parrish about his history with hip-hop, some of his tour stories as well as the future of EPMD, with some great music from the era throughout the episode.
This episode we talked about the infamous Birdman visit to the Breakfast Club and Drake’s “Views from the 6” for a minute. Also this week, the return of the Stash Box and we talk Tidal and the effects of holding content hostage!Continue Reading …
You asked, we’re delivering. Here’s a new playlist episode full of some great music with heart to get you through the week! Rock out and get in the groove with JMack this episode!Continue Reading …
We put together a few words and songs as we mourn the loss of a musical legend and celebrate his life and incredible influence to music across all genres. This episode is dedicated to the Purple One. Rest in Power Prince.
This episode we dissect QD3 & FlavorUnit’s new flick “The Art of Organized Noize“, a documentary about the musical career of one of the most prolific music production crews of all time, Organized Noize. We also took this opportunity to get a young listener on the show to talk about his music choices in 2016.
This episode we discuss what’s next. We’ve been producing and releasing this show for over 10 years and we’ve decided to take it back to the earlier days. To when we wouldn’t take ourselves so seriously and have more fun. It’s been one hell of a ride and it wouldn’t have been as amazing as it’s been had it not been for everyone who has worked on this show, and more importantly all of you who have downloaded, listened, called, emailed, tweeted and supported us over the years. Continue Reading …
This episode we showed up, we pushed some buttons and talked about some things. Hope you like it.
Are you getting too old? Let’s talk about age, Steve Harvey’s mistakes and Logic’s album “The Incredible True Story”.
We bid farewell to 2015, some of our favorite show moments, Steve Harvey, a debate over Complex’s latest list of rappers and more!
This episode we discussed the painful Keith Murray battle with Fredro Starr, checked out The Game – The Documentary 2 for Blend It or Bump It and more! Download it and check it out!
This episode we talked about the Drake & Future album. We also spoke with Brooklyn Bodega‘s Wes Jackson to talk about his article aimed at a Complex magazine writer’s blog post disparaging true hip-hop heads. Also this episode we started our first Hip-Hop Draft, reviewed Jay Rock’s 90059 album and more!
Major, JMack and Mola1 sit down and have a convo with one of the unsung heroes of West Coast hip-hop, former DJ to Ice-T and right-hand man to Dr. Dre, Chris “The Glove” Taylor. This was by far one of the most enlightening interviews we’ve had. Also this episode, Hip-Hop Essentials and odd couples in hip-hop.
Major wasn’t in this week so JMack and MOLA1 decided to hang out in the basement and go through some of our favorite interviews over the past 10 years of the show. Interviews this episode included Daz Dillinger, Sean Price, Billy Corbin Director of Cocaine Cowboys, Bishop Lamont, Raphael Saadiq (kinda), Joe Budden, Stat Quo, Buck Shot, Killer Mike, Treach and AZ. Check it out, let us know what your favorites were!
We’ve taken rap lyrics from your favorite songs, and turned them into plain, proper English. We also talked about Macklemore paying respect to the classics and we reviewed Scarface’s new album Deeply Rooted. Review this album and play Rap Wordz with Friends with us!
This week we ask you what hip-hop biopic do YOU want to see? We picked ours and discussed them too! We also went in on the MTV Video Music Awards and of course you know we had to talk about Kanye’s rant. Also this episode it was time for our hip-hop essentials, this time we picked essential mixtapes! What are some of your essential picks?
This week, we spun tracks from the West Coast, review of the Straight Outta Compton movie, Dr. Dre’s Compton Soundtrack for Blend It or Bump It, and we had a special guest interview with none other than NWA’s own MC Ren!
This week we discussed all things beef. From Meek Mill vs. Drake to Ghost vs. Action Bronson, we picked each apart, threw it on the barbecue and sliced it up into delicious edible pieces for you to enjoy. Also this episode, to keep the beef theme going, we put together a special hip-hop essentials for you and selected our top three essential hip-hop diss tracks of all time! Bon apetit!
This week we discuss what makes a #1 record (in light of Joey Bada$$ twitter comments), we also played a game to see if we could tell the difference between three mediocre beers, and we reviewed A$AP Rocky’s sophomore effort “At. Long. Last. ASAP” for Blend It or Bump It. Of course you know we also have some GREAT new music! Download episode 31 and get in on the convo!
We’re excited to be back and recovered from the recent flood! We can’t thank you all enough for your kind words and support to help us get back recording the show! This episode discuss the Rachel Dolezal situation, same sex marriage in the U.S. and pick our hip-hop essentials
Oddisee’s “The Good Fight” is on the chopping block and we discuss Jay-Z’s B-Sides Concert and controversial freestyle on Tidal. We hope this episode ‘tides’ you over as we ‘Fight the Good Fight’ to repair the Basement and get back on the air for Episode 30!
It’s all about Soundtracks this week. We asked what happened to great urban and hip-hop films, as well as their soundtracks and selected a few for our Hip-Hop Essentials picks this week! We also pulled some special Root Beer out of the StashBox from Small Town Brewery that had the crew buzzing…literally. All that and a surprise call from a special guest, the legendary Fatman Scoop!
This week we review Raekwon’s latest album “F.I.L.A.”, discuss some of the most overrated MC’s of all time, review Tecate beer for the stashbox and talk about some of our current Netflix favorites and more! Listen in to see how it all went down.
This week we discuss some of the most underrated MC’s of all time as well as the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight. We invited our friend John Nash aka HeyNotTheFace, a writer BloodyElbow.com to come over to get into the discussion as well as comment on his recent article about where this fight ranks among the biggest matches of all time. Also this episode, we got into our essential hip-hop album picks and got a surprise call from King Kirk of Sporty Thievz!
This episode Major, JMack and Mola1 discuss #WorstRapLines, Jay-Z’s Tidal music service and Wale’s The Album About Nothing was up for Blend It or Bump It!
This episode we celebrated the birthday of a very important album in hip-hop history made this episode’s picks for Essential Hip-Hop Albums and played our brand new game “Say Something Nice”.
This episode we reviewed some new candidates for our open intern position here at the show, we also spoke to our long-time friend of the show, Bishop Lamont to talk about what he’s working on, get his opinion on the Kendrick Lamar album. All that AND we ran through our essential album picks this episode. Check it out!
Our long awaited review of Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly is finally here! Not only did we check out this album from Blend It or Bump It, Mack talked about his frustrations with “over used” break beats, we also discussed frat house racism and the morning television show that followed, the stash box and a whole lot more!
The Kanye vs. argument continued this episode as Major and Mola1 took to court over who was the better producer with Judge JMack presiding. Who won? Find out in this weeks episode! We also checked out Big Sean’s new album Hall of Fame for Blend It or Bump It, Drake trying to get fired from Cash Money and more!
This episode we talked about Kanye trying to steal the spotlight again, how MTV’s “Pimp My Ride” was all a sham and how Eddie ruined what could have been an amazing moment on Saturday Night Live. All this and we had a very VERY special Stashbox segment featuring Russian River Brewing’s “Pliney Elder” brew as well as our latest essential albums picks! We also got our hands on some new sound clips, and you know how we get with shiny new things…
This episode we went through Pac’s letter in detail. In it, he mentioned his growing beef with Notorious BIG and his idea of forming a massive supergroup. We also reviewed Joey Bada$$ album B4DA$$ for Blend It or Bump It!
This episode we talked about taking bets on Hip-Hop Grammy categories. But it didn’t come without it’s fair share of drama. Also this episode, Stashbox and we pick our Essential Albums!
This episode we talked about Kanye vs. Just Blaze (and eventually vs. Dr. Dre) we touched on “inflategate” and reviewed Lupe Fiasco’s final album Tetsuo and Youth. Don’t forget to come watch us LIVE on Friday, February 27 @ 8pm EST!
This episode we talked about Grammy nominations, TLC’s Kickstarter campaign, drinking too much, essential albums and all kinds of your calls! Keyword this episode, “HAMM’s”.
Don’t forget to check out our “Essential Albums” page for the latest additions!
This episode Major, Mack & Mola1 spent the show discussing the Iggy Azalea vs Azealia Banks debate. Also this episode: essential albums, some dope hip-hop tracks and your calls and messages!
Episode #14 our official Year In Review for 2014 and reviewed Fabolous latest “effort”. We talked our favorite drink of the year, favorite music, news items and more. Get in on this episode it was a fun one!
In Episode 13, we toned it down, had a few more drinks and slurred our way through some more peaceful, fun topics. We talked about our essential hip-hop albums, buying wifeys Christmas gifts, one’s gotta go and this can’t be life. Hope you have as much fun listening as we did recording!
We hope you all have a Happy Holiday season!
This episode we discuss all of the social issues happening over the past few months including the Mike Brown situation, Eric Garner, Bill Cosby, our essential albums, and of course J. Cole’s latest “2014 Forest Hills Drive” album was up for Blend it or Bump it!
This episode we discussed a “study” that followed facebook data’s link between music and ACT scores, Boardwalk Empire, some essential hip-hop album favorites of ours and we reviewed Logic’s “Under Pressure” for Blend it or Bump it. That and a whole lot more!
After a summer hiatus we’re finally back in the basement and catching up with everything that’s been going on in the world. From #thefappening to the NFL breaking down, hip-hop news and the Mike Brown case. We should be caught up at this point don’t you think?
With special guest, Detroit’s own Nolan the Ninja with his friend SemiSix. Nolan and Semi discussed Chuck D vs. Rosenberg, Angie Martinez leaving Hot97 and more with us LIVE in the Basement!
With special musical guest coming to sit in with us Ben Miles who came downstairs to tell us about his latest album The Wishing Tree. We also had another special guest Jules sitting in with us this episode to give us a different perspective on music for the younger generation. Also, a mystery classic album for Blend It or Bump It, a new brew in the stash box and much more!
Back again after what appeared to be a hiatus. We did record episode 7 once before, but unfortunately it was lost.. so we re-recorded and it was better the second time! So here is episode 7 complete with a review of Pharoah Monch’s latest album “P.T.S.D.”, discussion of the Donald Sterling mess and a lot more!
UPDATE: Tracklist this episode
Big KRIT – “Egyptian Cotton”
ScottyATL – ??
Pharaoh Monch – “Rap Life”
Rick Ross – “Paradise Lost”
AZ Ft Nas – “Serious”
.KOM – “P$, G$, L$”
Blu & Exile – “Cold Hearted”
Mobb Deep – “Timeless”
Clear Soul Forces – “Gon Get ‘Em”
Outkast – “Crumblin Herb”
Cyhi The Prince – “Huey”
Slick Rick – “I Shouldn’t have Done It”
Six episodes in, and Phro came back this episode to help us close out Black History Month in true Phro fashion. This week we reviewed Schoolboy Q’s new album “OXYMoron”, paid tribute to Hip-Hop legends De La Soul, checked the top artists in states across the U.S., tried some new brew, took your calls and had fun having the team all back in The Basement again.
This episode we went through DJServicePack.com’s “Top 7 songs in 7 Cities” list. A list of the “hottest” songs in in 7 cities determined by spins, DJ support and other data. How do you think this is gonna go?
This episode we talked Macklemore’s win(s) at the Grammy’s, the SuperBowl and we reviewed Childish Gambino’s Because the Internet for Blend It or Bump It. How do you think it did?
This week we became frustrated with all of the terrible music on the radio. We started talking about how music on the charts in the 90’s wasn’t NEARLY this bad. So we put it to the test during the show. We also checked out The LOX – “The Trinity” for Blend It or Bump It this episode. Come chill in the basement!
As we still feel out our new home we get into some more fun topics. We probably had too much to drink and listened to some great music. On the chopping block this week was a random Detroit joint, Denmark Vessey’s Cult Classic. We also talked about Kanye vs. Sway and much more!
Our first episode! For those who are new to “The Basement”, this show is a spinoff from our original 8 year-old podcast “The HoodHype Show”. The Basement is hosted by Major & JMack who discuss everything from the latest in hip-hop news, to movies, to gaming, to social political issues, to racial talk. We’re just a couple of guys chilling in the basement, having a few drinks and a good time. Welcome to The Basement!