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Missing the golden era of hip hop? The Crate 808 podcast travels back to the 1990s with lively debates around classic albums, arguments over Top 5 GOATs and interviews with instrumental people from the culture. Every week, join Kambi Thandi, a long-time hip hop head and pod producer, as he interviews insightful guests to provide a healthy dose of nostalgia, and a fresh look on the decade that shaped the genre.

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Missing the golden era of hip hop? The Crate 808 podcast travels back to the 1990s with lively debates around classic albums, arguments over Top 5 GOATs and interviews with instrumental people from the culture. Every week, join Kambi Thandi, a long-time hip hop head and pod producer, as he interviews insightful guests to provide a healthy dose of nostalgia, and a fresh look on the decade that shaped the genre.

    Tupac Shakur’s 3-Album Run with Andrew Barber | Ep. 73

    Tupac Shakur’s 3-Album Run with Andrew Barber | Ep. 73

    We continue our series discussing who had the best three-album run in ‘90s hip hop with an absolute behemoth collection - yes, we dive into 2Pac’s Me Against the World, All Eyes on Me and Makaveli: The Don Killuminati: The Seven Day Theory 🔥 And making Pac’s case is the man who helped break the likes of Chance the Rapper and Chief Keef, the founder of Fake Shore Drive and the best follow on Rap Twitter - Andrew Barber.
     
    The rest of the series includes…
     
    Ice Cube with Shawn Setaro (https://bit.ly/3kaYfOq)
    De La Soul with Andrew Emery
    Gang Starr with Dart Adams
    Outkast with Justin Hunte
    A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey
    Mobb Deep with Breaking Atoms Podcast
    Redman with Take it Personal Radio
     
    🚨 REMEMBER TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWSLETTER 🚨 We’re trying to build this community, so to keep you informed with our updates, we’d love for you to sub to our newsletter. Simply head to crate808.com and throw in your email! Many thanks peeps!
     
    Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌

    Show Notes:
    Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (02:30) Opening argument (03:09) Me Against the World (6:30) All Eyez on Me (22:00) Makaveli: The Don Killuminati: The Seven Day Theory (39:35) Conclusion (55:35)  
    Catch Andrew Barber and Fake Shore Drive right here: https://twitter.com/fakeshoredrive. For the next mailbag episode, we’d love to hear from you guys, so email us at crate808@gmail.com with your takes on…
     
    ◼️ Would you rather go against Cube or Pac on wax?
    ◼️ Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper?
    ◼️ The most ludicrous lyrics you’ve ever heard?
    ◼️ What’s the worst merch you’ve ever bought?
    ◼️ Least hip hop things you’ve done in the last 24 hours?
     
    Catch all our Spotify playlists here:
    Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun
    Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG
    Sample Corner Playlist https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd
     
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808
    Website: https://www.crate808.com

    • 1 hr 7 min
    ‪Ice Cube’s 3-Album Run with Shawn Setaro | Ep. 72

    ‪Ice Cube’s 3-Album Run with Shawn Setaro | Ep. 72

    This week we kick off our new series, where we discuss…who had the best three-album run in ‘90s hip hop? 🐐 Yes, we’ll be diving into the cases for eight different rap acts with eight of the strongest voices in hip hop to figure out who has the best claim 🍿 We start with the argument for one of the most important MCs that’s ever lived - Ice Cube. Bringing the heat to back his case - musician, journalist, writer and podcasting legend, the man who gave us The Cipher, Shawn Setaro.
     
    For the rest of the series we’ll be bringing you episodes including…
     
    Tupac with Andrew Barber
    De La Soul with Andrew Emery
    Gang Starr with Dart Adams
    Outkast with Justin Hunte
    A Tribe Called Quest with Rob Pursey
    Mobb Deep with Breaking Atoms Podcast
    Redman with Take it Personal Radio
     
    Also, 🚨 REMEMBER TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWSLETTER 🚨 Sorry for shouting, but we’re trying to build this community, so to keep you informed with our updates, we’d love for you to sub to our newsletter. Simply head to crate808.com and throw in your email! Many thanks peeps!
     
    Be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to buy a tee or a hoody (or have a look at our Instagram shop), and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you! 🙌

    Show Notes:
    Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (02:11) Opening argument (04:05) Amerikkka’s Most Wanted (13:02) Kill at Will EP (20:39) Death Certificate (24:40) The Predator (45:40) Conclusion (1:04:20)  
    If you want more Ice Cube episodes, check these in our library:
    🎙 Amerikkka’s Most Wanted with MysDiggi https://bit.ly/3nTdduC
    🎙 The Predator vs. Capital Punishment vs. Black on Both Sides https://bit.ly/37fM672
     
    For the next mailbag episode, we’d love to hear from you guys, so email us at crate808@gmail.com with your takes on…
     
    ◼️ What’s Raekwon’s best verse ever?
    ◼️ What is the worst beat of 1995?
    ◼️ Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper?
    ◼️ The most ludicrous lyrics you’ve ever heard?
    ◼️ What’s the worst merch you’ve ever bought?
    ◼️ Least hip hop things you’ve done in the last 24 hours?
     
    Catch all our Spotify playlists here:
    Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun
    Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG
    Sample Corner Playlist https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd
     
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808
     
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808
     
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808
     
    Website: https://www.crate808.com

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Debate Pt.2: The Infamous (Mobb Deep) vs. Aquemini (OutKast) | Ep. 71

    Debate Pt.2: The Infamous (Mobb Deep) vs. Aquemini (OutKast) | Ep. 71

    We return with our final part of this week’s debate - diving into OutKast’s incredible ‘Aquemini’ album. In part one we heard Jon Bass’ (The Notorious P.O.D.) case for why Mobb Deep’s ‘The Infamous' should get into our Hall of Fame, Crate 808. Now it’s the turn of our resident Boom Bap Crusader, Ray Ridge, to make his case for why OutKast deserves to get in instead. Yes…it got lively 💥
     
    We hit the regular Crate 808 staples, including the return of Hip Hop Rumour Roulette, so settle in for a trip back to the golden era. Also, be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to cop a tee or a hoody, or have a look at our Instagram shop, and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you.

    Show Notes:
    The least hip hop thing you’ve done in the last 24 hours (01:37) Aquemini intro (07:35) The key differences between Mobb Deep and OutKast What’s aged the best from this album? (15:50) What non-90s rapper could be on Aquemini? (24:35) Ranking OutKast’s discography (32:30) Why OutKast are the David Bowie of hip hop (37:20) Most rewindable tracks on the album (43:10) What is Raekwon’s best verse ever? (48:20) What’s aged the worst on this record? (53:20) Hottest bars on the album (01:04:40) Feature Trinity - Nas, Busta or Method Man…who could feature on this album? (01:07:10) Thoughts on the album title and artwork (01:11:00) Sample Corner (01:15:55) Hip Hop Rumour Roulette (01:19:14) The Infamous vs. Aquemini conclusion (01:25:32)  
    If you want more Mobb Deep and OutKast episodes, check these in our library:
    🎙 ‘Hell on Earth’ debate: https://bit.ly/33IkwNK
    🎙 ‘Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik’ revisit: https://bit.ly/36OalZY
     
    For the next mailbag episode, we’d love to hear from you guys, so email us at crate808@gmail.com with your takes on…
     
    ◼️ What’s Raekwon’s best verse ever?
    ◼️ What is the worst beat of 1995?
    ◼️ Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper?
    ◼️ The most ludicrous lyrics you’ve ever heard?
    ◼️ What’s the worst merch you’ve ever bought?
    ◼️ Least hip hop things you’ve done in the last 24 hours?
     
    Catch all our Spotify playlists here:
    Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun
    Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG
    Sample Corner Playlist https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd
     
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808
    Website: https://www.crate808.com

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Debate Pt.1: The Infamous (Mobb Deep) vs. Aquemini (OutKast) | Ep. 70

    Debate Pt.1: The Infamous (Mobb Deep) vs. Aquemini (OutKast) | Ep. 70

    The Crate 808 squad return to talk classic 90s albums with fellow rap podcaster, Jon Bass (The Notorious P.O.D.), to see which record we can put into our very own Hall of Fame - Crate 808. This is part one of a two-part episode, discussing Mobb Deep’s ‘The Infamous' and OutKast’s ‘Aquemini’ - but the whole thing is up on YouTube for the people that can’t wait for part two: https://bit.ly/34GR2iu
     
    We’ll be hitting the regular Crate 808 staples, including the return of our Hip Hop Quotable Quiz and Hip Hop Rumour Roulette, so get set for some dope golden era chat! Also, be sure to check out our merch - jump on crate808.com to cop a tee or a hoody, or have a look at our Instagram shop, and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more great content for you.

    Show Notes:
    The least hip hop thing you’ve done in the last 24 hours (04:56) The Infamous intro (09:30) Breaking down why ‘Shook Ones Pt. II’ is so good (22:30) We ask…is there such a thing as a half-way crook? (32:40) What’s aged the best from this album? (34:20) What’s aged the worst? (47:20) Hidden gems on the record (57:46) We ask, what is the worst beat of 1995? Imagining Big L on ‘The Infamous’ (01:14:24) What non-90s rapper could be on this album? (01:15:38) Yet another argument over Griselda music Hottest bars on the record (01:23:40) Diving into our usual Sample Corner (01:29:30) ‘The Infamous’ conclusion (01:35:30) Hip Hop Quotable Quiz (01:36:55)  
    If you want more Mobb Deep and OutKast episodes, check these in our library:
    🎙 ‘Hell on Earth’ debate: https://bit.ly/33IkwNK
    🎙 ‘Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik’ revisit: https://bit.ly/36OalZY
     
    For the next mailbag episode, we’d love to hear from you guys, so email us at crate808@gmail.com with your takes on…
     
    ◼️ What’s Raekown’s best verse ever?
    ◼️ What is the worst beat of 1995?
    ◼️ Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper?
    ◼️ The most ludicrous lyrics you’ve ever heard?
    ◼️ What’s the worst merch you’ve ever bought?
    ◼️ Least hip hop things you’ve done in the last 24 hours?
     
    Catch all our Spotify playlists here:
    Slept-On DJ Premier Bangers Playlist https://spoti.fi/3iw4yun
    Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG
    Sample Corner Playlist https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd
     
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808
    Website: https://www.crate808.com

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Ras Kass’ ‘Soul on Ice’ with Andy Cee (B-Boy Document) | Ep. 69

    Ras Kass’ ‘Soul on Ice’ with Andy Cee (B-Boy Document) | Ep. 69

    This week we revisit a 90s cult classic - Ras Kass’ ‘Soul on Ice’. 🔥 To break it all down with us is founder of B-Boy Document magazine, Andy Cee, discussing his love for the record. Drop you comments on the episode on our socials...

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808

    Website: https://www.crate808.com

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Slimkid3 Interview: Founding Member of The Pharcyde | Ep. 68

    Slimkid3 Interview: Founding Member of The Pharcyde | Ep. 68

    This week we’re honoured to bring one of our most insightful chats yet… and it’s all centred around The Pharcyde! Founding member, Slimkid 3, sits down to talk through the classic rap group’s history, as well as celebrating the sheer quality and variety of hip hop music in the 90s.

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    Website: https://www.crate808.com

    • 1 hr 13 min

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