41 episodes

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.

    MF Doom’s ‘Operation: Doomsday’ with Dad Bod Rap Pod

    MF Doom’s ‘Operation: Doomsday’ with Dad Bod Rap Pod

    We revisit the 1999 classic with guests Nate LeBlanc, David Ma and Demone Carter from the Dad Bod Rap Pod 🤝

    Prepare for maximum geek-out moments, speaking on…

    🐐 Why this is THE underground rap record
    🔥 DOOM’s wildest bars
    🤣 Using ‘Jheri curl’ soul samples
    🎭 The legacy of DOOM’s mask
    🙌 Why Bobbito Garcia needs more props

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    • 49 min
    Warren G’s ‘Regulate…G Funk Era’ with YouTuber Luke James

    Warren G’s ‘Regulate…G Funk Era’ with YouTuber Luke James

    This week we go back to 1994 with guest, Luke James - YouTuber and seasoned rap critic. Get ready for major G Funk chat, as well as…

    🤔 What’s aged best / worst on the album

    🎙 Luke’s Top 5 MCs

    🖥 Rap reviewing on YouTube

    🚨 OUR NEW CRATE 808 COMPETITION (more details soon)

    (As well as all the usual Crate 808 staples)


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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Gang Starr’s ‘Hard to Earn’ with Philaflava from Take it Personal Radio

    Gang Starr’s ‘Hard to Earn’ with Philaflava from Take it Personal Radio

    This week we dip into Gang Starr’s quintessential classic boom bap record ‘Hard to Earn’, with Take It Personal Radio’s very own Philaflava. Diving into such things as…

    🤔 Did Preemo have the GOAT 90s run for a producer?
    💥 Why this album is Gang Starr’s finest moment
    👑 Top 5 MCs

    (As well as all the usual Crate 808 staples)

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    • 53 min
    Organized Konfusion’s ‘Stress: The Extinction Agenda’ with DJ Sarah Love

    Organized Konfusion’s ‘Stress: The Extinction Agenda’ with DJ Sarah Love

    This week we sit with UK’s First Lady of rap - Sarah Love! The MOBO Award-nominated DJ (and key figure in the Kung Fu hip hop movement) talks about one of her favourite albums of the 90s - Organized Konfusion’s ‘Stress: The Extinction Agenda’. Gear up for hot takes on 90s rap, plus all the usual staple Crate 808 staples.

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    LL Cool J’s ‘Mama Said Knock You Out’ with Vie Marshall

    LL Cool J’s ‘Mama Said Knock You Out’ with Vie Marshall

    This week we speak to Vie Marshall - journalist for Hip Hop Connection, Blues & Soul, i-D (among many others) and founder of Muthaland club nights. We talk through LL Cool J’s ‘Mama Said Knock You Out’ album, as well as hear tales from hip hop history, including her interviews with the likes of Ice T, Busta Rhymes, and LL himself.

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Eminem ‘Music to Be Murdered By’ Album Review

    Eminem ‘Music to Be Murdered By’ Album Review

    This week we drop our track-by-track review of Eminem’s 11th album, touching on many topics, including…

    😳 The argument for corny punchlines

    🐐 Is Em still in your top 5?
    😭 Love for that Ed Sheehan track
    🤔 Should Em do more producer collabs?
    
🤬 A war over if albums should stick to a concept
 

    
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    • 1 hr 41 min

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