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Day 1 Radio is an urban culture podcast hosted by veteran journalists Branden LSK and Maurice Garland. Telling stories that haven’t been told before or haven’t been told the right way, we bring our listeners honest, knowledgeable and edgy content that they won’t hear anywhere else. Released every Thursday on iTunes, Stitcher and the CLNS Media Network Mobile App, listeners can hear from legends like Master P, DJ Quik and the late great comedian and activist Dick Gregory. New and noteworthy guests include Lil Bibby, Nick Grant and Thundercat.

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    • 4.8 • 55 Ratings

Day 1 Radio is an urban culture podcast hosted by veteran journalists Branden LSK and Maurice Garland. Telling stories that haven’t been told before or haven’t been told the right way, we bring our listeners honest, knowledgeable and edgy content that they won’t hear anywhere else. Released every Thursday on iTunes, Stitcher and the CLNS Media Network Mobile App, listeners can hear from legends like Master P, DJ Quik and the late great comedian and activist Dick Gregory. New and noteworthy guests include Lil Bibby, Nick Grant and Thundercat.

    Glasses Malone Returns!

    Glasses Malone Returns!

    It's been a few years since we had friend of the show Glasses Malone on. This time he's here to talk about his new podcast "No Ceilings," his thoughts on the upcoming Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones, Jr. fight and the new music that he has on the way.
    1:15 - Glasses Malone is set to debut his own podcast via Charlamagne Tha God's podcast network with iHeartRadio. Known for his strong opinions, Glasses says listeners should expect for the show to be "therapeutic." Also, on the 27 anniversary of Snoop Dogg's "Doggstyle" album, Glasses doubles down on his stance of it being the greatest Hip Hop album of all time.
    9:00 - Roy Jones, Jr. is Glasses' favorite boxer of all time and he gives his thoughts on his upcoming fight against Mike Tyson. Newsflash, he thinks Roy will win the fight. He also talks about why he feels Tyson Fury has the potential to be the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time.
     
    17:20 - Glasses offers his perspective on the recent Gucci Mane vs Jeezy Verzuz battle. He also gives a rundown of who else would make for great match-ups.
     
    27:30 - In the mid-2000s Glasses was at the forefront of L.A.'s resurgence in the rap game. 15 years later he talks about how he's grown as an artist and some of the lessons he's learned along the way. He also speaks about his next project and his plans to create and release a lot of music in 2021.
     
    33:20 - Glasses speaks on the 2020 election results and how he feels Black people allows the media to manipulate them into who they think their enemies are.
     
    Day 1 Radio podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, IHeartRadio, Spotify, Stitcher, Radio Public, and CLNS Mobile Media app. Follow us on Twitter, FB, and IG at @day1radio

    • 37 min
    Thurz talks new Music & The Vibes in LA

    Thurz talks new Music & The Vibes in LA

    This week's guest is L.A. based recording artist Thurz. You may or may not recognize him from his days as a member of U.N.I. Or you may know him from his Party In My Living Room events. Or, you may know him from his recent "More Thurz on Thurzday" music series (check out the latest track "Dollaz" by Chewstick) . Either way, Thurz wears many hats. This week we caught up with the prolific artist to talk about how he's been navigating as a creative during the pandemic and his time working with Aftermath and Dr. Dre.
    1:30 - Thurz talks about what the vibe has been like in L.A. this year with Kobe passing, the Lakers and Dodgers winning championships and being on lockdown the whole time.
    2:30 - Thurz has been dropping new music and visuals every Thursday for his "Thurz on Thursdays" series. He says it started off with him just collecting music on his hard drive, but he decided to start sharing it at the behest of a friend. He also talks about how he's able to find inspiration from everywhere in order to be able to produce so much music.
     
    11:50 - Thurz talks about his creative process and how he approaches every track differently. He specifically speaks on his track "November 3rd" where he shares his perspective on the 2020 election. 
     
    16:15 - Thurz talks about working with the Aftermath team and Dr. Dre. He talks about how surreal it was to see that Dre actually knew who he was and wanted to work with him. He also talks about the team of musicians he surrounds himself with and how that inspired him to bring his A-game.
     
    22:30 - Thurz is also known for throwing dope parties/events and he talks about how much he's looking forward to cranking it back up after outside opens back up. He also talks about being active in the community and supporting local organizations.
     
    26:30 - Thurz talks about wanting to build his own distribution channels for his music before he drops a new full-length project. He also talks about being an artist who came out during the "blog era" of the mid-to-late 2000s and applying lessons from then to the DSP era of now.
    Day 1 Radio podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, IHeartRadio, Spotify, Stitcher, Radio Public, and CLNS Mobile Media app. Follow us on Twitter, FB, and IG at @day1radio

    • 32 min
    Blxst Talks No Love Lost & Coming Up in LA

    Blxst Talks No Love Lost & Coming Up in LA

    If you have been a day one listener of Day 1 Radio then you already know that we cherish bringing you stories that you haven't heard before. We are continuing that tradition with our latest interview with L.A.'s own, artist/producer Blxst. While people on the West Coast are already hip, he's poised to breakthrough nationally any moment now. Get to know the next big thing out of the West!
     
    3:00 - Blxst talks about how he got introduced to Hip Hop music through his grandfather singing A Tribe Called Quest songs to him when he was little. From there he says his uncle (who rapped) encouraged him to step up his vocabulary by reading the dictionary.
     
    5:45 - Blxst shares why and how he's been able to build such a dedicated fanbase so fast and early in his career. He also talks about how his latest project "No Love Lost" came together and his choice to have no features and handle the production. He also talks about directing his own videos and how he learned how to film videos from being a skater.
     
    11:40 - Blxst talks about how the feedback from his string of singles is what encouraged him to put out a full body of work. He also explains the science behind the spelling of his name, label (Evgle pronounced "eagle") and the branding behind it.
     
    17:00 - Blxst has a unique partnership with Red Bull Records that will be backing his music. Here he talks about the importance of working with a company that truly understand his vision as an artist.
     
    19:00 - Blxst admits that he does feel a little bit of pressure from respected figures and music lovers already crowning him as the next Nate Dogg or Ty Dolla $ign. He also talks about he prefers to produce for himself even though he is becoming an in-demand producer. 
     
    Day 1 Radio podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, IHeartRadio, Spotify, Stitcher, Radio Public, and CLNS Mobile Media app. Follow us on Twitter, FB, and IG at @day1radio
     
     

    • 27 min
    Serendipitous Talk w/ Goodie Mob

    Serendipitous Talk w/ Goodie Mob

    25 years to the day of the release of their classic debut album Soul Food we sat down with Goodie Mob at the opening of the NuStalgia 2020 exhibit to get the goods on their new album Survival Kit!
    On this episode we get into the making of Survival Kit, reuniting with Organized Noize for an entire project, who could face Dungeon Family in a verzuz battle, Atlanta's dominance in hip-hop and a whole lot more. 
    This is one of our classics for sure! Be sure to subscribe, rate and review. 
    Day 1 Radio podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, IHeartRadio, Spotify, Stitcher, Radio Public, and CLNS Mobile Media app. Follow us on Twitter, FB, and IG at @day1radio

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Big Von Talks Radio, Breaking Records and Bay Area Sound

    Big Von Talks Radio, Breaking Records and Bay Area Sound

    This week's guest is Bay Area radio vet and Sunday Service (Shade 45) host Big Von. Here he talks about his history in the radio game including the records he's broken and the contributions the Bay has made to urban radio culture, period. 
    1:45 - Big Von talks about the moment he fell in love with Hip-Hop, and like so many others, it started with Run DMC. He talks about how being born in New Jersey and being raised in the Bay and going back and forth played a role in him getting exposed to it so early. Branden and Von also go down memory lane listening to Sway and Tech's "Wake Up Show."
    8:20 - Big Von reveals that he started off as an MC and then a DJ and goes through the list of ridiculous names him and his crew came up with. 
     
    11:20 - Big Von talks about the history he has with Bay Area icons Tha Jacka (RIP) and Mob Figaz. He also talks about KMEL being the first FM Hip-Hop station in the country and the originator of the "Summer Jam" concert idea.
     
    15:30 - Von talks about how he got into radio as an intern and then worked his way up the ladder. He shares a story of how he got his first on-air gig seizing an opportunity that another person fumbled. 
     
    25:00 - Von talks about how his passion keeps him going in radio, especially at a time where urban stations' relevance is dwindling. He also talks about the long list of records he's broken ranging from Dorrough's "Ice Cream Paint Job" to Ella Mai's "Boo'd Up."
     
    32:15 - Von talks about how he landed his Sunday Service show on Shade45 and the role 50 Cent played in setting it up. He also talks about why he's never bothered with trying to produce albums like the DJ Drama's and DJ Khaled's of the world.
     
    Day 1 Radio podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, IHeartRadio, Spotify, Stitcher, Radio Public, and CLNS Mobile Media app. Follow us on Twitter, FB, and IG at @day1radio

    • 48 min
    Willie The Kid on Capital Gains, Big Business & Bars

    Willie The Kid on Capital Gains, Big Business & Bars

    This week's guest is emcee and entrepreneur Willie the Kid. Long respected as one of Hip-Hop's most skilled lyricists, he is currently enjoying some widespread acclaim for his most recent effort Capital Gains. Here he talks about the process of creating the album during a pandemic while balancing it with his numerous business endeavors.
    1:10 - We jump right into talking about his new album "Capital Gains." While it is dropping at a time where lyricism is making a comeback, he feels he's always been on that "island" for the better part of the last decade. We also talk about how it was writing and recording the album during the pandemic.
    8:30 - "Capital Gains" has 10 tracks with nine producers. Willie talks about the decision to make a concise album and work with so many producers and have a number of features as well. He also talks about the overall aesthetic of the sound and look of the project including the cover art and videos.
     
    13:30 - Willie has been quite busy outside of music. Here he gives a rundown of some of his business endeavors that include his spirits company Motu Viget, nightclub Ambiance, being a board member with Midwest Tech and being an investor in the app Radi8er.
     
    22:45 - Willie is a co-executive producer on an upcoming Langston Hughes documentary. Here he talks about his role of bridging the gap between the Harlem Renaissance and Hip Hop and making sure it doesn't only come off as old Black history.
     
    27:30 - Willie has been dropping new albums at least once a year for a while now. Here he talks about the pros and cons of being so prolific as an independent artist. He also lets it be known that he feels he is "a father" of the current trend of one producer/one MC rap albums.
    Day 1 Radio podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, IHeartRadio, Spotify, Stitcher, Radio Public, and CLNS Mobile Media app. Follow us on Twitter, FB, and IG at @day1radio

    • 36 min

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