The Hip-Hop Talk Show
20Apr/110

Episode 19 – Pauly D

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What seemed like it would be a quick topic (Pauly D) ended up filling the majority of this episode.

In this episode

16Apr/110

Episode 18 – Skateboarding, Pot, and more

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Recorded on what DJ Heat decided was "Big K.R.I.T. Tuesday." We'd like to thank Chris Ring and After Dark Entertainment for their generosity. We'll have more about Big K.R.I.T. in episode 19.

4Mar/110

Episode 12 – (ft. dj.dstar)

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DJ.DStar (or however he likes to type it) visited us and sat in for an episode. He had to share a mic with DJ Heat, so please don't get mad at them for sounding 10 feet away.

Concert review

Pumice T and DJ Heat were in attendance at the Mac Miller show on Tuesday, March 1st, presented by After Dark Entertainment. We play a little of Mac's track entitled "Donald Trump," for those who are unfamiliar with his work.

News and new music

27Jan/110

Episode 5

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Concert announcement

Cam'ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Vado, Freaky Zekey and more are set to perform on March 23rd at the Town Ballroom in Buffalo, NY.

Show summary

Where did Kanye West get the horns for "All of the Lights?" Are they sampled? Synthesized? We're pretty sure they actually recorded them live!! Wow. Who does that?

Pumice recently saw this clip of "Music Made with Buttons 4.0" from Egadz. We play "Music Made with Buttons" in the background, pretty dope.

What the #@$%? A Wacka Flacka Flame and Gucci Mane reality TV show? As LJ Knight from "YeahSheSaidIt.com" put it, "both of these rappers can barely stay their asses out of jail long enough to have a successful rap career. Also, hearing them speak is like trying to decode an alien ignorant language."

Flava Flav opened his first fried chicken restaurant in Iowa. "Flav's Fried Chicken" is expected to be a chain of restaurants. Flav also plans to introduce "La Flav's Spirits," a line of flavored liquors. Meanwhile, Terminator X is happily raising African black ostriches (not alpacas) on his farm in Vance County, North Carolina.

Malice of the Clipse turned to God for some career advice. If he wanted to kill his career, he might as well have turned to Mase for guidance.

50 Cent continues his antics on Twitter, this time boosting the value of his stock in HNHI.

The squeal in "Jump Around" by House of Pain is most likely sampled from "Shoot Your Shot," by Junior Walker and the All Stars, not Prince's "Gett Off." It's a tough call, but considering the fact that Everlast and Divine Styler are both alumni of Ice-T's Rhyme Syndicate, is it merely a coincidence that the Junior Walker sample is also in "Ain't Sayin' Nothin'?"

Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park: Are they Hip-Hop? The jury is still out on this one.

26Jan/110

Episode 4

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New releases

Thanks to the release of the instrumental of DJ Khaled's "Welcome to My Hood," every artist and their gardener is releasing their own version. This week we have Maino's New York version featuring Red Cafe & Uncle Murda.

Travis Barker just released "Can a Drummer Get Some," featuring Swizz Beatz, The Game, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross. Apparently there's more than one version.

Jim Jones featuring Omega El Fuerte - "We Represent"

Also in this episode

"Christian Dior Denim Flow" by Kanyé West, featuring Kid Cudi, Pusha T, John Legend, Cella, Lloyd Banks & Ryan Leslie.

"Take One for the Team" by Kanyé West Feat Keri Hilson, Pusha T & CyHi the Prince.

Nicki Minaj will be an opener this year on Lil Wayne’s 2011 “I Am Music II Tour,” along with Rick Ross and Travis Barker. Currently, the tour is scheduled to kick off on March 18th in Buffalo, NY and will run through May 1st at the Bamboozle Festival in East Rutherford, NJ.

Cam'ron and Vado - "And You Don't Stop" (download link)

50 Cent claimed responsibility for the site outage experienced by WorldStarHipHop.com. We doubt it.

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.