Can Jake Paul Box?
This episode we jump into combat sports and kick it off specifically around the Jake Paul fight. What's boxing look like in 2022?
Will anyone challenge Busta Rhymes?
Rap Beef Participation Trophies
Let's talk about rap beef in the current era, do you give em' flowers or give em' shots on wax? Is rap beef too soft?
What’s In The Stashbox? Hoplust IPA from Rockford Brewing Company
We check out a local brew amongst other things this episode, let's see how it rated! Check out Hoplust at Rockford Brewing Company (https://rockfordbrewing.com/products/hoplust-ipa)
This episode we talk about Joe Rogan's anti-vax approach to 2021 and Stern's response to that a few months ago along with some commentary on Kyrie Irving.
The Most Hip-Hop Super Bowl EVER
Let's talk about the 2022 Super Bowl half time show! With Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J Blige and Snoop Dogg it will definitely the most hip-hop the Super Bowl or the NFL has ever been. Are we even[...]
The Return of BET’s Rap City
It only makes sense they bring the show back following new of MTV bringing back Yo! MTV Raps right? But it seems BET beat MTV to the punch!
This Sounds Fun
Let's change this thing up! It's time to have some fun with this. Starting this episode, we're going to start releasing our shows in weekly segments and then release the episode in its ENTIRETY including any outtakes or extras after[...]
Under Fire | Episode 108
Your boys are back again! This episode we talked about Yo! MTV Raps return and who we think would host. We also talked flix on your favorite streaming services like Netflix and Paramount and one hell of a stash box[...]
Say Please | Episode 107
Let's open up this Verzuz battle, talk about Live From the Basement during these changing digital times, Stashbox and some dope new music! Let's go!
His name was “Barric” | Episode 106
Time to get the dust knocked off this thing! Let's get back to when this was born and have fun again. this episode Major Mack and Phro dug into what they've been up to, a little race debate and a[...]
Dedication | Episode 105
An episode with music dedicated to all the homies that help build this show, Major, Phro, Mola1, Derric "D" and Canadian Jeff! Enjoy some music and let's do this again soon!
Good Kid Twisted Fantasy | Episode 104
DJ Toasty Toast served up a pretty incredible mix by way of KDOTYE. What does any of that even mean? Listen to the episode!!
They’re Shutting Us Down! | Episode 103
Maybe it's time to say goodbye... but it's hard to let go of the dream we've invested years of our life into. We're now being disassembled by record labels for copyright infringement. We'll do our best to get things right[...]
TikTok Rappers | Episode 102
JMack here. I'm back in the captain's chair, completely reinvigorated to drive this thing until the wheels fall off! This week I'm talking with you about Donald Trump leaving office, we review some rappers from TikTok and revisit a few[...]
Enjoy | Episode 101
Major, Mola, Mack and Phro all in the house to keep the momentum for the tail end of 2020. And why not? It's been a rough year, we all gotta do our best to end this on the highest note[...]
The Wolfpack | Episode 100
All four of us finally made it back to the basement for a special reunion around episode 100 (really 300) and our 15th birthday! We pulled up some of our favorite memories of the past 15 years, talked politics, sports,[...]
The Art | Episode 99
Why isn't hip-hop ever brought up with other cultural art forms? Let's also dig into Trump's taxes and our plans for the upcoming episode 100!
Music Played This Episode: https://soundcloud.com/jmack/sets/the-art-episode-99
History | Episode 98
This episode let's talk about some messages we've been getting around the crew here on the show, Kanye's mental health situation, OUR mental health situation and lets play some Rap Roulette and listen to some dope new hip-hop!!
Resist | Episode 97
Let's talk about the black lives matter narrative and the politics around it, and briefly touch on the the dumpster fire that is 2020. Thank you all for being so patient, the timing of all of this is perfect and[...]
The Ronas | Episode 96
A special episode featuring a visit from one of our founding members Phro! This episode we talked about "The Ronas" and all things related to it and wrapped it up with a relaxing, twelve minute reggae riddim brought to you[...]
Stay Home | Episode 95
This episode we talk about staying optimistic during this maddening time. We're here for you with some new music, rap roulette and we checked out some dope quarantine streams from DJ Premiere, D-Nice, 9th Wonder and Easy Mo Bee! Hope[...]
Calm Down | Episode 94
Everything is closed down, people are sick, and all we have is this new Jay Electronica album. Let's talk about it.
Music Played This Episode: http://bit.ly/3aV3cWG
Malapropism | Episode 93
This episode JMack reviews Lil Baby's "My Turn" and Royce Da 5'9's "The Allegory". Also, Megan Thee Stallion's album deal drama, Jim Jones trashing US Marines and what album makes a great movie?
Music Played this Episode: http://bit.ly/2wtIpuo
#GODZILLACHALLENGE | Episode 92
This week we talk about the #GODZILLACHALLENGE, Nick Cannon still trying to fire shots at Em and our shiny new website!! Of course you know we have some fire new independent hip-hop joints too, LETS GO!!!
Music Played This Episode:[...]
JUICE ft. and Interview w/ MC Shan | Episode 91
Another episode with some fire new music and one of our favorite interviews ever on the show, with the legendary Queensbridge native, Juice Crew member, the one and only MC Shan. We hope you enjoy listening to this one as[...]
B4 | Episode 90
GRIMEY | Episode 89
Let's talk about this new Eminem album "Music to Murder By", Lil Wayne's new album "Funeral". Also Mack's thoughts on Jay-Z having a seat during the national anthem at the super bowl and new stuff coming next episode!
Em vs. Nick Cannon | Episode 88
Let's talk about the dumpster fire that is this Em vs. Nick Cannon rap beef, TikTok, legalization and listen to some new tunes! Next episode lets review Eminems new album too! Songs played this episode: * Gold Link - "New[...]
MMXX | Episode 87
It's 2020, let's get this decade started with a new episode of Live From The Basement. It's been a while since we've been able to get together but that shouldn't stop us from dropping episodes for you. Let's go!
Playlist: Throw It Back | Episode 86
Playlist: Return | Episode 85
After almost a full year hiatus, It's Episode 85 and we promise not to let you down for a long time. Let's see where this thing takes us. So heres seven great songs to get this kicked off again. We[...]
Dragon Energy x Interview with Young MC | Episode 76
We talk about [insert famous chicago rappers name here] shenanigans, the NFL draft, J.Coles KOD album and special interview with the one and only Young MC!!
Playlist: THE BIG CHILL | Episode 84
YANDHI | Episode 83
KILLDEVIL: Em vs. MGK | Episode 82
The team takes the Em vs. MGK beef tracks and completely break them down from a rap fan, lyricist and production perspective. Who takes the win?
Album Review: Royce Da 5’9 – Book of Ryan | Episode 81
Off The Books | Episode 80
Album Review: Post Malone – Beer Bongs & Bentleys | Episode 79
Where They At Doe? | Episode 75
The Return | Episode 74
We’re back! The stashbox was ready, and 6ix9ine’s Day69 is up for Blend it or Bump it! Let’s see how it goes!!
The Next Episode | Episode 73
The Distance. | Episode 72
Playlist: Biggie Remixes | Episode 71
Playlist: Happy. | Episode 70
Koncept & McNasty – “Gone”
Flawless Real Talk[...]
Commentary: April Twenty Ninth | Episode 69
On The Patio | Episode 68
Album Review: Damn. | Episode 67
The B-Side | Episode 66
Playlist: Peanuts | Episode 65
Goodbye 2016 | Episode 64
Happy Christmahannukwanzadan | Episode 63
Rewind: Let’s Just Be Honest | Episode 62
The Emperor’s Folded Clothes | Episode 61
RAPRAPRAPRAP | Episode 60
Breaks | Episode 59
Playlist: MOAR | Episode 58
* Sean Price – “Rap Professor”
* Flawless Real Talk – “Tax Season”
* Audio Push[...]
Playlist: Summer Madness | Episode 56
The Wall | Episode 55
Snap Judgement | Episode 54
Playlist: BBQ Boogie Volume 2 | Episode 53
Interview: Grandmaster Caz | Episode 52
Playlist: Instrumentalizm | Episode 51
Off The Leash | Episode 49
* Big KRIT & Warren G – “No Static”
* Royce Da 5’9″[...]
Interview: Parrish Smith of EPMD | Episode 48
Respeck It! | Episode 47
Playlist: You Ready? | Episode 46
A Tribute to Prince | Episode 45
Evolution | Episode 43
Episode #67 Part 2
What Now? | Episode 42
Ageless| Episode 41
Goodbye 2015| Episode 40
The Pain | Episode 39
The Hip-Hop Draft ft Interview with Wes Jackson | Episode 38
Dre’s Ghost ft Interview with “The Glove” Taylor | Episode 37
Rap Wordz with Friends | Episode 35
Live From The Basement: Ye for President | Episode 34
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[...]
Compton ft Interview with MC Ren of NWA | Episode 33
What’s Beef? | Episode 32
Motion Picture Soundtrack ft. Fatman Scoop | Episode 28
F.I.L.A. | Episode 27
The Episode About Nothing | Episode 25
Dre La Soul | Episode 23 ft Interview with Bishop Lamont & XZibit
WTF Eddie? | Episode 20
Pac’s Letter | Episode 19
Ante Up! | Episode 18
Ye vs. Just Blaze | Episode 17
This episode we talked about Ye vs. Just Blaze we touched on “inflategate” and reviewed Lupe Fiasco’s final album Tetsuo and Youth.
Year In Review | Episode 14
Peace | Episode 13
War | Episode 12
Genius | Episode 11
Back From Summer Break | Episode 10
The Ill Sh** ft Guest Nolan The Ninja | Episode 9
Back again | Episode 7
Phro is back! | Episode 6
UPDATE: For our HoodHype Listeners!
Top 7 in 7 Cities? | Episode 5
Grammy Time | Episode 4
Old vs New | Episode 3
Drank. | Episode 2
Introducing: Live From The Basement. Hi. | Episode 1
Episode #220 – Forever.
Episode #219 – The Day After
Episode #218 – New Zealand
Episode #217 – The Big Chill
Episode #216 – The Lift
Episode #215 – Ya Don’t Stop
Episode #214 – Happy Birthday Hip-Hop!
Episode #213 – The City
Episode #212 – The Push
Episode #211 – Show Your Soul
Episode #210 – Magna Carta Holy Grail Review
Episode #209 – The Story
Episode #208 – The Gratitude
Episode #207 – The Storm (Interview w/ Nolan The Ninja)
Episode #206 – The Calm ft Interview w/ AZ
Episode #205 – BBQ Boogie!
Episode #204 – The Music
Episode #203 – The Funk
Episode #202 – Insomnia
Episode #201 – The Spark
Episode #200 – The Foundation (Interview w/ Treach)
Episode #199.5 – Reboot
We're back with Phro in the building at our other basement this episode. We checked out a new album paid up on some post-A3C debt (Major having his Mayo shot and all our in-show shout outs) and as always, we[...]
Episode #184 ft. Interview with Ben Miles
Episode #170 – MOLA1’s first visit to the show & Interview with Killer Mike
Episode #154 ft Interview with Denaun Porter and Trick Trick at Redbull Emsee
Episode #152 – LIVE from Atlanta at the A3C Hip-Hop Festival
Episode #124 ft. Interview with Jay Rock
Episode #121 ft Interview with Big KRIT
Episode #112 ft. Interview with B.o.B. and Playboy Tre
Episode #111 ft Interview with Tech N9ne
Episode #110 ft. Interview with Danny Brown and Stat Quo
Episode #107 ft Shay “Buckeye” Johnson
Episode #104 ft. Interview with Crooked I
Episode #102 ft. Interview with Pill
Episode #100 Part 2
Episode #100 Part 1 ft. Interview with Royce Da 5’9″
Episode #100 Part 1
Episode #96 ft. Interview with Q of WorldStarHipHop
Episode #91 ft. Interview with Bobby Creekwater
Episode #88 ft. Interview with Byron Crawford
Episode #86 ft. Interview with Noreaga
Episode #79 ft. Interview with Black Milk
Episode #77 ft. Interview with Stat Quo
Episode #76 ft. Interview with Bishop Lamont
Episode #75 ft. Interview with Double O of Kidz in the Hall
Episode #69 ft. Interview with Joe Budden
Episode #67 Part 1 ft. Interview with Bishop Lamont
Episode #67 Part 1
Episode #65 ft. Interview with Killer Mike
Episode #60 ft. Interview with Joell Ortiz & Buckshot of Boot Camp Clik
As you can tell from the title, this was our first-ever live show. We streamed our show live via ustream.tv and had a chance to get some real-time interaction with our audience via the chat. The whole experience was tight[...]