5 episodes

'Six of the Best’ is an original concept podcast series from Blatantly Blunt offering intimate conversations with accomplished artists. It digs up the musical legacy of the projects they loved growing up and highlights albums or singles from their own output. The program offers listeners some insightful retrospectives that they’ve almost certainly never heard before, penetrating the minds of respected names in the industry. Each episode kicks off with our guest sharing some reflections and insights on three albums or songs that, in their youth, shaped their creative identity. During the second half of the show, our guest explores three songs from their own discographies and reveal the momentous releases that have shaped their reputation and elevated their status. Six of the Best is produced by Blatantly Blunt - a multichannel digital media outlet specializing in hip hop, grime, reggae and afrobeat. We began curating and promoting progressive new music and groundbreaking artists in 2008 through the blog, radio show series, social media content, live events, and podcasts.

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'Six of the Best’ is an original concept podcast series from Blatantly Blunt offering intimate conversations with accomplished artists. It digs up the musical legacy of the projects they loved growing up and highlights albums or singles from their own output. The program offers listeners some insightful retrospectives that they’ve almost certainly never heard before, penetrating the minds of respected names in the industry. Each episode kicks off with our guest sharing some reflections and insights on three albums or songs that, in their youth, shaped their creative identity. During the second half of the show, our guest explores three songs from their own discographies and reveal the momentous releases that have shaped their reputation and elevated their status. Six of the Best is produced by Blatantly Blunt - a multichannel digital media outlet specializing in hip hop, grime, reggae and afrobeat. We began curating and promoting progressive new music and groundbreaking artists in 2008 through the blog, radio show series, social media content, live events, and podcasts.

    Transatlantic emcee & producer Sonnyjim (Episode 5)

    Transatlantic emcee & producer Sonnyjim (Episode 5)

    Episode 5 features esteemed emcee producer Sonnyjim. With a career spanning over 15 years, the Birmingham-born artist delves deep into 3 influential albums from his youth and then breaks down 3 pivotal projects from his own discography. 

    Here's what's in the podcast
    0:30 - intro to Sonnyjim 1.50 - How Sonnyjim & The Purist created ‘White Girl Wasted’ 3.58 - album choice #1: Redman -  Muddy Waters6.18 - his favourite songs from the album8.45 - Album choice #2: Common - Like Water For Chocolate11.40 - Album choice #3:  Blak Twang - 19 Long Time15.11: Sonny’s come up in Birmingham in the mid 2000s - 17.20 - Own Album choice #1: White Girl Wasted28.38 - Own Album choice #2: Mud In My Malbec32.35 - Own Album choice #3: Death by Misadventure (produced for Conway the Machine)35.39 - Message to fans36.08 - The key ingredients to his impressive work rate 

    • 38 min
    Pioneering producer Z Dot (Episode 4)

    Pioneering producer Z Dot (Episode 4)

    BRAND NEW AND EXCLUSIVE PODCAST: 'Six of the Best' is a walk down musical memory lane with some of the most inspirational names in the business. For episode 4, we speak to ZDOT, one of the most accomplished producers across grime and UK rap. Revealing his earliest musical memories and eclectic tastes, the West Londoner cited inspirations like Scott Storch, Dr Dre and more. You'll hear ZDOT talk about his most important work and a several unmissable insights from the composer and beat maker, who talks broadening his craft into video games, adverts and more. 

    Host: Nick Russell (twitter.com/nickbblunt)

    Guest: ZDOT (twitter.com/zdotproductions)

    • 45 min
    Grime artist Manga Saint Hilare (Episode 3)

    Grime artist Manga Saint Hilare (Episode 3)

    BRAND NEW AND EXCLUSIVE PODCAST: 'Six of the Best' is a walk down musical memory lane with some of the most inspirational names in the business. For episode 3, we've invited London grime lyricist Manga Saint Hilare for this deep dive into the music which inspired his earlier years. From cited inspirations like Dizzee Rascal and Pay As U Go Cartel, you'll also hear a heap of unmissable nuggets of wisdom from the MC who is considered as one of the most lyrically profound in the UK.Recorded at Keakie HQ in late 2019, ahead of his new album 'Make It Out Alive', this 40 minute podcast uncovers previously unheard stories and gems which his fans will appreciate! Host: Nick Russell (twitter.com/nickbblunt)Guest: Manga Saint Hilare (twitter.com/mangasthilare)

    • 40 min
    Grammy Award winning Reggae star Kabaka Pyramid (Episode 2)

    Grammy Award winning Reggae star Kabaka Pyramid (Episode 2)

    BRAND NEW AND EXCLUSIVE PODCAST: 'Six of the Best' is a walk down musical memory lane with some of the most inspirational names in the business.Jamaican star Kabaka Pyramid is one of the leading names in the contemporary roots-reggae sound. Following his critically acclaimed, Damian Marley produced 2018 album Kontraband, his name's spread globally. Kabaka recently featured on Chronixx' new single 'Same Prayer'.From Sizzla and Buju Banton to Wu Tang Clan, the Kingston native goes in-depth, revealing the records and artists which inspired him growing up. He also breaks down and dissects three of his own singles, in this exclusive in depth podcast interview.Host: Nick Russell (twitter.com/nickbblunt)

    • 42 min
    UK Hip hop pioneer TY (Episode 1)

    UK Hip hop pioneer TY (Episode 1)

    BRAND NEW AND EXCLUSIVE HIP HOP PODCAST: 'Six of the Best' is a walk down musical memory lane with some of the most inspirational names in the business. Following the tragic passing of UK hip hop legend TY, hear the Brixton legend reveals the records which defined him as an artist. Recorded late 2019, this is a must listen for anyone who enjoyed TY's music. 

    From A Tribe Called Quest to Public Enemy and Demon Boyz, TY goes in-depth, revealing the records which mean a lot to him. He also breaks down three of his own singles, being in USA with Maseo (De La Soul), watching Mos Def record 'Umi Says' and more, in this previously unheard and exclusive in depth interview. 

    Host: Nick Russell (https://twitter.com/nickbblunt)

    • 57 min

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