19 episodes

With sports and rap music going hand-in-hand throughout the years, rappers and athletes have more in common than ever. The XXL staff along with key members of the hip-hop community will get listeners caught up on all the major sports news from the past week and the upcoming games ahead.

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With sports and rap music going hand-in-hand throughout the years, rappers and athletes have more in common than ever. The XXL staff along with key members of the hip-hop community will get listeners caught up on all the major sports news from the past week and the upcoming games ahead.

    Ante Up: Episode 26 -- Week of July 11, 2016

    Ante Up: Episode 26 -- Week of July 11, 2016

    XXL's Manny Maduakolam and Roger Krastz sit down with Cousin Stizz to discuss his love for the sport of basketball. Stizz speaks on his love for NBA legend Kobe Bryant and the past NBA season, which saw the Cleveland Cavaliers raise up the Larry O'Brain Trophy. Stizz also talks to XXL about the love for sports in his hometown of Boston and wraps up the interview speaking on his latest mixtape Monda. This is the 26th episode of XXL's sports podcast, Ante Up.

    • 28 min
    Ante Up: Episode 21 -- Week of May 9, 2016

    Ante Up: Episode 21 -- Week of May 9, 2016

    XXL's Manny and Roger sit down with Lil Durk and DJ Bandz to breakdown the NBA Playoffs. They compare who's a better player between Steph Curry and Russell Westbrook and if the Oklahoma City Thunder can beat the Golden State Warriors in a seven game series. Lil Durk and Bandz go through the Chicago Bulls roster and evaluate what the team needs to do to become a top contender again. Durk discusses what rapper is good at basketball and DJ Bandz shares detail about the celebrity basketball tournaments that's happening this year. This is episode 21 of XXL's sports podcast, Ante Up.

    • 27 min
    Ante Up: Episode 17 -- Week of Mar. 21, 2016

    Ante Up: Episode 17 -- Week of Mar. 21, 2016

    XXL's Manny Maduakolam and Roger Krastz sit down with Iamsu! to discuss his love for the Los Angeles Lakers and the 20-year legacy of The Black Mamba, Kobe Bryant. Iamsu! also speaks on the impact of the Golden State Warriors in the Bay area and the difference between Oakland and San Francisco. Su also talks to XXL about his newest project Kilt 3 and his upcoming tour. This is the 17th episode of XXL's sports podcast, Ante Up.

    • 32 min
    Ante Up: Episode 16 -- Week of Feb. 29, 2016

    Ante Up: Episode 16 -- Week of Feb. 29, 2016

    XXL's Manny Maduakolam and Roger Krastz sit down with Joell Ortiz to discuss his love for the sport of basketball. Ortiz speaks on the incredible run the Golden State Warriors have had thus far this season and the impact Stephen Curry has made the last two years. Ortiz also talks to XXL about his New York Jets and what his team needs to reach the NFL playoffs next year. Ortiz wraps up the interview by speaking on his early basketball career. This is the 16th episode of XXL's sports podcast, Ante Up.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ante Up: Episode 15 -- Week of Feb. 22, 2016

    Ante Up: Episode 15 -- Week of Feb. 22, 2016

    XXL's Manny Maduakolam and Roger Krastz sit down with Jazz Cartier to discuss his love for the love of tennis. Jazz also speaks on his favorite tennis players of all time and the impact tennis had in the'90s. Cartier also talks to XXL about his love for the FIFA video game and how he hates people who choose Real Madrid and Barcelona to play against Jazz online. This is the 15th episode of XXL's sports podcast, Ante Up.

    • 37 min
    Ante Up: Episode 14 -- Week of Feb. 15, 2016

    Ante Up: Episode 14 -- Week of Feb. 15, 2016

    XXL's Manny Maduakolam and Roger Krastz sit down with Bodega BAMZ to discuss the current controversy surrounding Peyton Manning, the Golden State Warriors record and the impact of Steph Curry this NBA season. Bodega BAMZ also speaks on his upcoming projects and relives his favorite wrestling memories. This is the fourteenth episode of XXL's sports podcast, Ante Up.

    • 38 min

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