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 • 52 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.

    Ghostface Killah’s ‘Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City’ Album Review (Patreon Clip)

    Ghostface Killah’s ‘Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City’ Album Review (Patreon Clip)

    Full episode: https://www.patreon.com/posts/65662682
     
    What if Ghostface did a full-on R&B album? Well, he actually did this exact thing, so Kam and Ray had to drop their takes on this pretty amazing left-turn from Tony Starks.
     
    Get ready for chat about Raekwon watching BBC programmes, one of the most disgustingly explicit songs in hip hop history, GFK’s more vulnerable side…and what is it with his infatuation with Natalie Portman?
     
    Other Patreon exclusive episodes include…
     
    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 🍩
    Ghostface Killa’s ‘Supreme Clientele’ album review https://bit.ly/3FP2CZM 👐
    Why I Love MF DOOM’s ‘Figaro’ https://bit.ly/3lXu6Fo 🎶
    Ghostface Killa’s ‘Bulletproof Wallets’ album review https://bit.ly/3mLV7vI 💰
    Masta Ace’s ‘SlaughtaHouse’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3KuRftm 🔪
    Ghostface Killa’s ‘The Pretty Toney Album’ album review https://bit.ly/3HalnrX 🔥
    Blahzay Blahzay ‘Blah Blah Blah’ Album Review https://bit.ly/3ImFkvd 🗣
    Ghostface Killah’s ‘Fishscale’ + ‘More Fish’ reviews https://bit.ly/3pjYkUF 🐟
    Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ https://bit.ly/37QNq38 🎶
    Ghostface Killah’s ‘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 🐍
     
    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

    • 10 min
    Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ (Patreon Clip)

    Why I Love J Dilla’s ‘Hold Tight (Remix)’ (Patreon Clip)

    Full episode: https://bit.ly/3EhHwUs
     
    It’s about that time again people, who’s ready for more Dilla chat bonus episodes?! 🙋‍♂️
     
    Well, this month we’ve got writer, producer and podcaster Sean Kantrowitz in the house to speak on why he’s loves’s Dilla’s work on the remix of Slum Village’s ‘Hold Tight’. This one was so much fun, Dilla heads are built different.

    • 9 min
    Lord Kayso + RJ Payne Album Reviews | Ep. 131

    Lord Kayso + RJ Payne Album Reviews | Ep. 131

    Last up in our round of new hip hop album reviews we dive into If Cocaine Could Talk 7 by RJ Payne, and the superb MOOR CHORES by Lord Kayso 🔥
     
    Other albums we jump into in upcoming episodes include…
     
    🔲 God Don't Make Mistakes - Conway (https://spoti.fi/3E1BZRD)
    🔲 Tana Talk 4 - Benny the Butcher (https://spoti.fi/3E4O4Wj)
    🔲 Rise and Fall of Slaughterhouse - KXNG Crooked + Joell Ortiz (https://spoti.fi/3jx4fm2)
    🔲 Man Plays the Horn - Cities Aviv (https://spoti.fi/37dywUr)
     
    Also enjoy our Crate 808 Bangers Spotify playlist…2022 is turning into an epic year: https://spoti.fi/3sDOZbd
     
    🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔 
     
    Show Notes:
    If Cocaine Could Talk 7 - RJ Payne review (01:00) James hasn’t seen New Jack City! (04:48) Kam and Ray escorted Ice T to his afterparty (09:xx MOOR CHORES - Lord Kayso review (17:40)  
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/crate808
    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

    • 39 min
    Cities Aviv - Man Plays the Horn Album Review ft. On-Air Meltdown! | Ep. 131

    Cities Aviv - Man Plays the Horn Album Review ft. On-Air Meltdown! | Ep. 131

    Now we jump into one of Kam’s favourite albums of 2022…and one of Ray’s most hated 👀 Sparks fly as we review Cities Aviv’s latest record!
     
    Other albums we jump into in upcoming episodes include…
     
    🔲 God Don't Make Mistakes - Conway (https://spoti.fi/3E1BZRD)
    🔲 Tana Talk 4 - Benny the Butcher (https://spoti.fi/3E4O4Wj)
    🔲 Rise and Fall of Slaughterhouse - KXNG Crooked + Joell Ortiz (https://spoti.fi/3jx4fm2)
    🔲 If Cocaine Could Talk 7 - RJ Payne + MOOR CHORES - Lord Kayso
     
    Also enjoy our Crate 808 Bangers Spotify playlist…2022 is turning into an epic year: https://spoti.fi/3sDOZbd
     
    🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔 
     
    Show Notes:
    Man Plays the Horn review..is this a masterpiece? (00:00) Ray melts down in anger at this album (05:00) Making the case for this album (11:05)  
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/crate808
    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

    • 21 min
    Rise and Fall of Slaughterhouse Album Review | Ep. 131

    Rise and Fall of Slaughterhouse Album Review | Ep. 131

    Next up, we talk about the drama happening with Slaughterhouse and the new album from KXNG Crooked and Joell Ortiz 👀
     
    Other albums we jump into in upcoming episodes include…
     
    🔲 God Don't Make Mistakes - Conway (https://spoti.fi/3E1BZRD)
    🔲 Tana Talk 4 - Benny the Butcher (https://spoti.fi/3E4O4Wj)
    🔲 Man Plays the Horn - Cities Aviv
    🔲 If Cocaine Could Talk 7 - RJ Payne + MOOR CHORES - Lord Kayso
     
    Also enjoy our Crate 808 Bangers Spotify playlist…2022 is turning into an epic year: https://spoti.fi/3sDOZbd
     
    🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔 

    Show Notes:
    Slaughterhouse album review (00:37) KXNG Crooked in Ray’s Top 5 MCs (10:16)  
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/crate808
    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

    • 19 min
    Benny the Butcher - Tana Talk 4 Album Review | Ep. 131

    Benny the Butcher - Tana Talk 4 Album Review | Ep. 131

    Did Benny just drop the album of the year? Let’s find out…
     
    Other albums we jump into in upcoming episodes include…
     
    🔲 God Don't Make Mistakes - Conway (https://spoti.fi/3E1BZRD)
    🔲 Rise and Fall of Slaughterhouse - KXNG Crooked + Joell Ortiz
    🔲 Man Plays the Horn - Cities Aviv
    🔲 If Cocaine Could Talk 7 - RJ Payne + MOOR CHORES - Lord Kayso
     
    Also enjoy our Crate 808 Bangers Spotify playlist…2022 is turning into an epic year: https://spoti.fi/3sDOZbd
     
    🤩 Don’t forget to hit the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons on YouTube to be notified of new episodes - https://bit.ly/2U76bba 🔔 

    Show Notes:
    Tana Talk 4 review (00:25) Why do people love coke rap? (09:11) Odd production on the album + favourite tracks (12:20)  
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/crate808
    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

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 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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