100 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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    • 5.0 • 54 Ratings

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.

    The Roots’ 3-Album Run w/ Beezy (Dead End Hip Hop) | Ep. 143

    The Roots’ 3-Album Run w/ Beezy (Dead End Hip Hop) | Ep. 143

    This week is special, as we dive into the work of one of rap’s greatest groups - The Roots. We’re joined by Dead End Hip Hop’s Roots super fan, Beezy, to talk about their incredible three album run…
     
    1995’s Do You Want More?!!!??!, Illadelph Halflife from 1996, and Things Fall Apart - their 1999 classic.
     
    Throughout this journey you’ll hear from the group and their fans, with dope contributions from Dart Adams, John Morrison, Zilla Rocca, Nate LeBlanc, Vice Beats, Weird Rap and The Next Movement Podcast.
     
    Our 3-Album Run series in full: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs
     
    🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔 
     
    Show Notes
    Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (03:40) Why Beezy picked this run (06:33) Questlove on meeting Thought (09:05) Do You Want More: Hidden Gems and 5-Mic Moments (12:45) John Morrison on The Roots (14:43) Black Thought and Questlove on being a hip hop band (23:40) Biggie loved Silent Treatment (33:40) Nate LeBlanc (Dad Bod Rap Pod) on The Roots (43:19) Illadelph Halflife: Hidden Gems and 5-Mic Moments (46:00) Dart Adams on The Roots (54:05) Things Fall Apart: Hidden Gems and 5-Mic Moments (1:05:29) Vice Beats on The Roots (1:14:10) Weird Rap crew on The Roots (1:31:25) Zilla Rocca on The Roots (1:41:05) The Next Movement Podcast (1:48:40)  
    🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨
     
    Patreon-only episodes:
    Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺
    Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝
    Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩
    ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐
    Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶
    ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰
    Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪
    ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥
    Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣
    ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟
    Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶
    ‘The Big Doe Rehab’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3skJDST 💰
    Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍
    'Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City' review https://bit.ly/3kfhIiv 💎
    ‘Apollo Kids’ review https://bit.ly/3wKKxcA 🚀
    Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥
    Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review: https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9
    12 Reasons to Die review: https://bit.ly/3yoGNOI
     
    Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch 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! 🙌
     
    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
     
    YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808
    Website: https://www.crate808.com

    • 2 hrs 2 min
    90s Rap Classics for an Alien ft. Redman, Kool Keith, Lil Kim, Luniz + More | Ep. 142

    90s Rap Classics for an Alien ft. Redman, Kool Keith, Lil Kim, Luniz + More | Ep. 142

    Yes people, here’s out Patreon live stream from Aug 2022, talking about which 90s rap songs we’d play to an alien to define hip hop. 👽
     
    Alien playlist in full: https://www.crate808.com/alien-playlist
     
    Our 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs
     
    🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔  
     
    Show Notes
    Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (04:30) Redman (13:07) Lil Kim (20:58) Kool Keith (31:30) Fat Joe (37:31) Jurassic 5 (39:29) Luniz (42:40) Beatnuts (48:08) Black Sheep (50:52) Black Moon (53:46) LL Cool J (1:00:15) Kurupt (1:03:06)  
    🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨
     
    Patreon-only episodes:
    Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺
    Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝
    Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩
    ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐
    Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶
    ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰
    Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪
    ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥
    Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣
    ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟
    Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶
    ‘The Big Doe Rehab’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3skJDST 💰
    Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍
    'Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City' review https://bit.ly/3kfhIiv 💎
    ‘Apollo Kids’ review https://bit.ly/3wKKxcA 🚀
    Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥
    Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review: https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9
    12 Reasons to Die review: https://bit.ly/3yoGNOI
     
    Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch 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! 🙌
     
    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
     
    YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552
    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 8 min
    Most Slept-On 90s Album? Showbiz & AG's 'Runaway Slave' Review (Patreon Clip)

    Most Slept-On 90s Album? Showbiz & AG's 'Runaway Slave' Review (Patreon Clip)

    We celebrate 30 years of a bonafide hidden gem hip hop album - 1992's 'Runaway Slave', the debut album from Showbiz & A.G. 🔥
     
    D.I.T.C. heads are going to enjoy this one, so subscribe to our Patreon for the full episode: https://bit.ly/3erHdNW
     
    Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch 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! 🙌
     
    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
     
    YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808
    Website: https://www.crate808.com

    • 15 min
    Geto Boys’ ‘The Resurrection’ Album Review w/ Fatboi Sharif  | Ep. 141

    Geto Boys’ ‘The Resurrection’ Album Review w/ Fatboi Sharif  | Ep. 141

    This week we dive into a bonafide rap classic - 1996’s ‘The Resurrection’ by Geto Boys! And joining us in the hot seat is a man on fire right now, and one of our favourite hip hop artists out there - Fatboi Sharif 🔥
     
    Our 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs
     
    🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔  
     
    Show Notes
    Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (02:04) Why this album should be in Crate 808 (03:00) How Geto Boys were ahead of their time with ‘I Just Wanna Die’ (07:53) Differing messages: Willie D on ’Ns and Flies’ + ‘First Light of the Day’ (11:40) The complicated connotations and reduction of gangsta rap + Tupac energy on this album (12:15) Talking Black nihilism in hip hop (19:12) What does each member bring to the group? (23:12) Scarface’s numerous 5-Mic Moments on this record (26:13) Thoughts on ‘Still’ and using it in Office Space (33:26) 5-Mic Moment: ‘The World is a Ghetto’ (37:55) Hidden Gem: ‘Time Taker’ + ‘Open Minded’ causing Fatboi Sharif to have car accident (43:10)  
    🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨
     
    Patreon-only episodes:
    Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺
    Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝
    Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩
    ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐
    Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶
    ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰
    Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪
    ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥
    Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣
    ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟
    Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶
    ‘The Big Doe Rehab’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3skJDST 💰
    Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍
    'Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City' review https://bit.ly/3kfhIiv 💎
    ‘Apollo Kids’ review https://bit.ly/3wKKxcA 🚀
    Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥
    Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review: https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9
    12 Reasons to Die review: https://bit.ly/3yoGNOI
     
    Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch 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! 🙌
     
    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
     
    YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552
    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 1 min
    90s Rap Classics for an Alien ft. The Roots, Goodie Mob, Warren G, The Lox | Ep. 140

    90s Rap Classics for an Alien ft. The Roots, Goodie Mob, Warren G, The Lox | Ep. 140

    Yes people, here’s out Patreon live stream from May 2022, talking about which 90s rap songs we’d play to an alien to define hip hop. 👽
     
    Alien playlist in full: https://www.crate808.com/alien-playlist
     
    Our 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs
     
    🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔 
     
    Show Notes
    Ray Song: Do What They Do by The Roots (03:18) Kam Song: Regulate by Warren G ft. Nate Dogg (08:24) Ray Song: Guerillas in tha Mist by Da Lench Mob (22:00) Kam Song: Cell Therapy by Goodie Mob (31:47) Ray Song: Money, Power, Respect by The Lox ft. Lil Kim, DMX (40:07) Kam Song: How I Could Just Kill a Man by Cypress Hill (45:16)  
    🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨
     
    Patreon-only episodes:
    Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺
    Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝
    Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩
    ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐
    Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶
    ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰
    Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪
    ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥
    Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣
    ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟
    Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶
    ‘The Big Doe Rehab’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3skJDST 💰
    Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍
    'Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City' review https://bit.ly/3kfhIiv 💎
    ‘Apollo Kids’ review https://bit.ly/3wKKxcA 🚀
    Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥
    Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review: https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9
    12 Reasons to Die review: https://bit.ly/3yoGNOI
     
    Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch 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! 🙌
     
    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
     
    YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552
    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
    Best Horror Movies 2022 So Far ft. X, Scream 5, Bull (Hip Hop Heads Talk Horror) | Ep. 139

    Best Horror Movies 2022 So Far ft. X, Scream 5, Bull (Hip Hop Heads Talk Horror) | Ep. 139

    Welcome to another edition of Hip Hop Heads Talk Horror, where we’re joined by Alaska Atoms (Call Out Culture) and Myke C-Town (Dead End Hip Hop) to run down our favourite horror films of the year so far.
     
    YouTube: https://youtu.be/0o3U19YeQwM
     
    Our 3-Album Run series: https://www.crate808.com/3album-runs
     
    🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔 
     
    Show Notes
    The Sadness (03:38) Fresh (10:47) Scream 5 (15:10) X (28:05) The Black Phone (37:05) Bull (45:36) The Innocents (51:45) Mad God (54:24) MEN (58:30) Hellbender (1:03:08)  
    🚨 Join Our Patreon: patreon.com/crate808 🚨
     
    Patreon-only episodes:
    Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘One Beer’ https://bit.ly/3HuhgHP 🍺
    Ghostface Killa’s ‘Ironman’ album review https://bit.ly/30DW7Ko 🐝
    Why I Love J Dilla’s ’Shake it Down’ and ‘Nag Champa’ https://bit.ly/30xjXaF 🍩
    ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐
    Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶
    ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰
    Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪
    ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥
    Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣
    ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟
    Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶
    ‘The Big Doe Rehab’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3skJDST 💰
    Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘No Snakes Alive’ as King Geedorah https://bit.ly/38yxJxl 🐍
    'Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City' review https://bit.ly/3kfhIiv 💎
    ‘Apollo Kids’ review https://bit.ly/3wKKxcA 🚀
    Da Lench Mob’s ‘Guerillas in tha Mist’ review https://bit.ly/3tQiesy 💥
    Funkdoobiest's 'Brothas Doobie' review: https://bit.ly/3nLs0J9
    12 Reasons to Die review: https://bit.ly/3yoGNOI
     
    Be sure to check out our merch - jump on https://www.crate808.com/new-merch 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! 🙌
     
    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
     
    YouTube: https://bit.ly/3uSa552
    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 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Scolbines ,

Incredible energy

Great podcast, great guests and great energy. Thank you Kambi Thandi.

Johnny Qwest ,

Addictived

Incredible podcast

Hiphopfan27 ,

Absolutely the best 90s hip hop podcast

Been listening since early 2020, these guys really helped me through lockdown. As a guy who wasn’t born until the 21st century, I’m in the minority for my age. It’s great to know that 90s hip hop lives on through podcasts such as these and I’m not alone. Shout out to Ray I definitely share his views on hip hop.

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