The Hip-Hop Talk Show
21Dec/110

Episode 31 – Christmas 2011

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In this episode

1Sep/110

Episode 27 – Video games, Morris Day, and who pays for music?

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Recorded June 30, 2011

In this episode

Pumice and Frank are joined by in-studio guest co-hosts, Chae Hawk and EecMceE, and discuss the following:

  • Lil B "I'm Gay" / "I hate myself"
  • A Goo Goo Dolls sample from the "City of Angels" soundtrack
  • Ja Rule
  • Gorilla Zoe
  • Pitbull
  • Does gangsta music still exist?
  • Pete Rock and Smiff & Wesson
  • Who buys music these days?!?
  • The upsides & downsides of being signed to a label
  • Tech / Conspiracy talk
    • Video games
    • Kids in the chatrooms
    • Drones used for killing
    • Computer law speeds
    • Terrence McKenna
    • Theories of time
  • Big Sean - "Finally Famous 3"
  • Ke$ha - "Don't Stop" (Pumice's most listened to song!?)
  • Chae Hawk - "'OShine"
  • Gino's Pizza Place
  • Frank and Pumice's Recent Experience with Racism
  • The UMCs
  • Dos One
  • Krush Groove
  • Fat Boys - "Wipeout"
  • Sheila E
  • Morris Day
  • DJ Noodles
14Jun/110

Episode 25 – Summer Music

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In this episode

DJ Heat & DJ DStar enter Smirnoff's Master of the Mix contest (now in Round 2), and release "Spring Training 2011" mixtape, hosted by Trazz (and including his Racks remix).

RIP

Jonas Bevacqua from LRG
Gil Scott-Heron

Also in this episode

Cookin' Soul - "The Revolution is Being Televised" Gil Scott-Heron tribute
Sean Kingston injured in JetSki accident
Just Blaze - Jay-Z - "Show Me What You Got"
Shout out to BCorder Beats
50 Cent Completes Wireless Headphone Deal With TV Goods
Busta Rhymes Currently Unsigned with Record Label
Summer Music
Eric Chia, A.K.A. "EecMceE" - "Dat Thang" "Hardly Ever Sober"

Closing Track

Fat Joe ft. Ja-Rule and Ashanti - "What's Love"

24Jan/110

Episode 3

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New releases

  • Ace Hood (featuring Lil Wayne & Rick Ross) – "Hustle Hard (Remix)"
  • Cam'ron (featuring Vado) - "Sour Life"
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  • Bonus track: Vado - "On His Own"
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Show summary

Biz Markie's "I Need a Haircut" was withdrawn due to a sample from Gilbert O'Sullivan's "Alone Again (Naturally)". The album was later released without the offending song. Contrary to our top-of-head recollection, Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby" wasn't exactly the first song with legal sampling issues. That title is likely held by "Pump Up the Volume" by M|A|R|R|S. It seems like the only available video where Vanilla Ice explains the difference is from VH-1's "I Love the '90s". Also, as mentioned in the Wikipedia about sampling, "in a 1990 interview, Van Winkle said the two melodies were slightly different because he had added an additional note."

Additional links

Hip-Hop Homework

Pick a song and dissect it into its original pieces.

20Jan/110

Episode 2

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5Jan/110

Episode 1

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Our premiere episode kicks off with the latest Eminem single, "Syllables," featuring Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Status Quo and Cashis. It's a really dope track, but the consensus seems to be that Dre is sounding a bit aged. This may mark the comeback of Aftermath Records. Also new this week is the "2010 Rap Up" by Skillz.

Pumice gets educated about Three 6 Mafia's "Sippin' on Some Sizzurp."

Also in this episode

  • Top Female Artists
    • Keri Hilson
    • L'il Kim
    • Nicki Minaj
    • Rihanna
    • Katy Perry

Hip-Hop Homework

Essential Listening

Girl Talk, "All Day"

Assignment 1 - From Jeff

Listen to Jay-Z's "Reasonable Doubt" and come back to me with a favorite track or lyric.