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Call Out Culture is a podcast about rap music hosted by Alaska, Curly Castro and Zilla Rocca - three long time practitioners and lifetime fans.  These dudes know what the hell they are talking about.  Every episode is a deep dive into an artist or a concept.  With close to 50 years of artistry and 70 years of fandom combined in the three hosts, it is safe to say, that you are going to get perspectives that you will not find in other podcasts about the genre. 
Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/calloutculture/support

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    • 4.9 • 95 Ratings

Call Out Culture is a podcast about rap music hosted by Alaska, Curly Castro and Zilla Rocca - three long time practitioners and lifetime fans.  These dudes know what the hell they are talking about.  Every episode is a deep dive into an artist or a concept.  With close to 50 years of artistry and 70 years of fandom combined in the three hosts, it is safe to say, that you are going to get perspectives that you will not find in other podcasts about the genre. 
Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/calloutculture/support

    20 Years Ago Today - Hangar 18 Multiplatinum Debut Album Feat. paWL and Windnbreez

    20 Years Ago Today - Hangar 18 Multiplatinum Debut Album Feat. paWL and Windnbreez

    This week we are joined by Hangar 18 (our very own Alaska, paWL and Windnbreez) to discuss their debut album on Def Jux, the Multiplatinum Debut Album which was released. 20 years ago on 6/15/2004.

    You can find the Multiplatinum Debut Album here:Bandcamp: https://hangar18.bandcamp.com/album/the-multiplatinum-debut-album

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6c8N0SmHnSmTNJRDn3e5RL?si=Y3_wycCkQ96T9VZLr0ByRg

    For exclusive content and all sort of perks support our patreon:

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.patreon.com/calloutculturepodcast⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    You can find our music here:

    Zilla Rocca:

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://5oclockshadowboxers.bandcamp.com/music⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Curly Castro:

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://curlycastro.bandcamp.com/album/little-robert-hutton⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://shrapknel.bandcamp.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Alaska:

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://thatrapperalaska.bandcamp.com/⁠


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    • 1 hr 46 min
    Ball Out Culture: NBA Finals Preview with Willie Green

    Ball Out Culture: NBA Finals Preview with Willie Green

    Willie Green is back with Castro and Zilla to talk about Kyrie transitioning to a likeable hooper, the follies of 3 teams not drafting Luka, the atrocity of Reggie Miller over Dwight Howard on the NBA 75 list, how the Mavericks made it back to the Finals after 13 years in purgatory, why Jayson Tatum doesn't invoke fear in a series, who the wildcard player is for both teams, and which former Celtics and Mavericks will be courtside for these games!

    For all things Willie Green:

    ⁠https://www.williegreenmusic.com/⁠



    For exclusive content and all sort of perks support our patreon:

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.patreon.com/calloutculturepodcast⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    You can find our music here:

    Zilla Rocca:

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://5oclockshadowboxers.bandcamp.com/music⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Curly Castro:

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://curlycastro.bandcamp.com/album/little-robert-hutton⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://shrapknel.bandcamp.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠


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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Blind Spot: Vast Aire - Look Mom...No Hands

    Blind Spot: Vast Aire - Look Mom...No Hands

    This week we go revisit Look Mom...No Hands, the 2004 solo debut from Vast Aire.

    For exclusive content and all sort of perks support our patreon:

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.patreon.com/calloutculturepodcast⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    You can find our music here:

    Zilla Rocca:

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://5oclockshadowboxers.bandcamp.com/music⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Curly Castro:

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://curlycastro.bandcamp.com/album/little-robert-hutton⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://shrapknel.bandcamp.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Alaska:

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://thatrapperalaska.bandcamp.com/⁠


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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Megalithic Monoliths - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Feat. Wavy Bagels and Driveby

    Megalithic Monoliths - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Feat. Wavy Bagels and Driveby

    This week we dive into the Apple Music greatest album of all time, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. We are joined by Wavy Bagels and Driveby. We also discuss their amazing new album A Carfull.

    You can pick up a copy of A Carfull here:https://wavybagels.bandcamp.com/album/a-carfull

    You can find all things Driveby here:https://linktr.ee/driveby__

    And all things Wavy Bagels here:https://linktr.ee/wavy_bagels

    For exclusive content and all sort of perks support our patreon:

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.patreon.com/calloutculturepodcast⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    You can find our music here:

    Zilla Rocca:

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://5oclockshadowboxers.bandcamp.com/music⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Curly Castro:

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://curlycastro.bandcamp.com/album/little-robert-hutton⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://shrapknel.bandcamp.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Alaska:

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://thatrapperalaska.bandcamp.com/⁠


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    • 1 hr 40 min
    Ball Out Culture: Conference Finals Preview with Willie Green & PremRock

    Ball Out Culture: Conference Finals Preview with Willie Green & PremRock

    Ball Out Culture returns to preview the conference finals and talk about offseason moves for the Cavs, Nuggets, and more with Willie Green and PremRock!



    https://www.williegreenmusic.com/



    https://planetpremrock.bandcamp.com/

    For exclusive content and all sort of perks support our patreon:

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.patreon.com/calloutculturepodcast⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    You can find our music here:

    Zilla Rocca:

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://5oclockshadowboxers.bandcamp.com/music⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Curly Castro:

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://curlycastro.bandcamp.com/album/little-robert-hutton⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://shrapknel.bandcamp.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    "X-Men 97" Finale with Open Mike Eagle

    "X-Men 97" Finale with Open Mike Eagle

    Our pal Open Mike Eagle swings by again for final thoughts on season 1 of "X-Men 97" and the sloooooow resolution to the Krakoan Era in the comics!

    You can find all things Open Mike Eagle here:

    https://linktr.ee/openmikeeagle

    For exclusive content and all sort of perks support our patreon:

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.patreon.com/calloutculturepodcast⁠⁠⁠⁠

    You can find our music here:

    Zilla Rocca:

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://5oclockshadowboxers.bandcamp.com/music⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Curly Castro:

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://curlycastro.bandcamp.com/album/little-robert-hutton⁠⁠⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://shrapknel.bandcamp.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Alaska:

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://thatrapperalaska.bandcamp.com/


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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

adbraun96 ,

The Cartoonist Kayfabe of Hip-Hop

This is one of my favorite podcasts I currently listen to. To me they remind me of Cartoonist Kayfabe, but instead of talking comics, they talk Rap. Alaska, Curly Castro, and Zilla Rocca are very talented rappers themselves. I love their extensive knowledge of the Underground Scene of the late 90’s/ early 2000’s, which is unlike any other podcast that’s out there. Whenever the crew brings on a guest for an interview (such as Dose One & Breeze Brewing,) I’m all ears.

I also appreciate the blind spot episodes where they check out other rappers that are under the radar to see whether or no those albums hold up. I recommend checking out their own albums as well; I was mostly familiar with Alaska because of his feature on Cannibal Ox’s The Cold Vein, but Curly Castro & Zilla Rocca’s I’m newer too, but their albums I thoroughly enjoy and will continue to check their new stuff.

Can you name another podcast that has shouted out names such as: Burl Ives, Swollen Members, Joker The Bail bondsman, and Humanreck? I sure can’t!!!

D'amiracle ,

Shablam

Always a good listen. I discovered it during the covid lockdowns so there was a good backlog of episodes for me to catch up with. I’ve since listened to all of them and now I look forward to a new episode every week.

I was a fan of Alaska’s group Hangar 18 when they were on Def Jux, but had never heard anything by Castro or Zilla. This podcast put me on to their music and the music of all the dope guests they’ve had on and it’s made me go back and re-listen to the classic albums and artists they discuss on the show.

I highly recommend it, especially if you’re a fan of Eminem or Erick Sermon.

@whitesaid ,

unrivaled greatness

It is hard to describe how good this podcast is, because there is not much out there to use as a comparison. If you get why ego trip magazine back issues sell for ludicrous prices these days you will thoroughly enjoy the shows. Just enough of everything, entertaining for sure, also informative, with the sensibilities of good morning radio and 90s college mix shows blended into unrivaled greatness.

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