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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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 63 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.

    Too Short talks Mt. Westmore, Shock G and Longevity

    Too Short talks Mt. Westmore, Shock G and Longevity

    Funny story, Too $hort was scheduled to be the very first guest on Day 1 Radio podcast nearly 8 years ago. Although we did do a live interview with the legendary artist at A3C in the past, this is $hort’s first official appearance on the pod. Another classic in the books. Subscribe, Rate, Review!
    1:30 - $hort is celebrating his birthday and he explains why he doesn't celebrate it as just a day, but as a season.
    2:40 - $hort explains how the super group Mt. Westmore with him Ice Cube, E-40 and Snoop Dogg came to be. He says that they've always done shows together as separate entities, but this allows them to be a stronger unit. He also states his case for being the opener of the show.
    6:25 - $hort talks about his history and musical relationship with the late Shock G of Digital Underground and how they were friends before making music together.
    9:00 - Too Short came from a family of college graduates and even played instruments himself in high school. He shares a story about how one of his only regrets in life is giving up his school band aspirations.
    15:45 - $hort speaks on being in the game for almost 40 years. He also talks about the reception to his retirement album "The Pimp Tape" and the blessing of Hip-Hop putting him in a position to exactly what he wants in his life and career.
    19:30 - Branden runs down a list of legendary Oakland names and gets Short to share memories about them with us. 
    24:15 - Maurice gets $hort to talk about relocating Atlanta in the early 90s and what the Hip Hop music scene was like back then. Like so many other people, he came for Freaknik and never left. He also talks about how he first met Lil Jon and how their musical relationship started.
    30:40 - $hort breaks down how he and Lil Jon made two of his biggest hits, "Shake That Monkey" and "Blow The Whistle."
    35:00 - $hort talks about how he was banned from radio and TV for explicit lyrics back in the day, but now explicit are the norm.
    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

    • 34 min
    #justiceforDaunteWright

    #justiceforDaunteWright

    On the latest Day 1 Radio pod, Maurice and BP dig into the topics that our culture has been dealing with over the past few days. 
     
    1:50 - We open the show with a topic we've talked about too many times over the years, police killing unarmed Black people. In a fit of unfortunate irony, Daunte Wright was killed by a police officer in a town just 10 minutes away from where George Floyd was killed last year, during the Derek Chauvin trial. Here we talk about dealing with the trauma of seeing this and debate whether or not videos of these killings should be banned from being posted on social media.  
    9:15 - Another repeat here as we again ask why families of police killing victims hire Ben Crump everytime. We also talk about how families "forgiving" the police may not help anything. Then we address the need for a federal database that keeps track of murderous, aggressive cops after they resign or get fired.
     
    28:50 - We couldn't record without speaking on the passing of Hip Hop icon DMX. Here we shared our favorite moments and the times we got to see him in person.

    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

    • 45 min
    Big Bossin' w/ Cardo and Payroll Giovanni

    Big Bossin' w/ Cardo and Payroll Giovanni

    This weeks' guests Cardo and Payroll Giovanni have been making dope music for a few years now and it doesn't sound like they are slowing down anytime soon. Here we talk with them about how they met, their chemistry and how they've been able to mesh their individual styles together so seamlessly. 
    1:00 - Cardo is originally from Minnesota and moved to DFW. Payroll is from Detroit. So, we had to ask how these two even met and started making music. Ironically, their incredible chemistry was from working together in Atlanta on a halted super group album with Jeezy and YG. Cardo and Payroll remind a lot of listeners of the Bay Area's "mob music" sound. They both speak on how the style influences their music. 
    10:00 - Payroll and Cardo talk about how their chemistry hasn't been impacted too severely by not being able to work together in the studio during COVID. They reveal how even though email has become their primary mode of communication, the magic is still there.
    15:15 - Payroll will be starring in a film about Detroit icons Chedda Boyz. He clarifies that the film he is in focusing on the street crew, not the rap iteration that many are familiar with.
    17:20 - Detroit Hip-Hop is starting to be recognized to the point that other regions are actually starting to borrow some of their slang, style and fashion. Payroll speaks on how crazy it is to see it happening.
    19:40 - Cardo explains the origins of 2020's Game Related album that featured Payroll, Larry June and Kid HBK. While it was well-received by fans, the album happened to drop the same day as Kobe Bryant's death and days before the world stopped because of COVID.
    23:00 - Cardo has produced megahits for the likes of Drake and Travis Scott, but he has also created cult classics with people like Payroll, Curren$y and others. Here we ask him if he ever tries to get artists on their level to rap on some of his more "underground" type beats. 
    28:15 - Payroll speaks on his upcoming tour with Oakland rapper Philthy Rich and how it feels going back on the road as things are opening back up. We also get them to speak on new music they are working on.
    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

    • 33 min
    Al Harrington talks Cannabis, Generational Wealth and NBA

    Al Harrington talks Cannabis, Generational Wealth and NBA

    This week we talked with former NBA player and current cannabis industry innovator Al Harrington. While many know him from his days as a hooper, this conversation focuses on his endeavors in the cannabis industry as the founder of VIOLA. Listen in as he shares his journey in this business why he views it as an opportunity for Black people and people of color to create generational wealth.
    2:00 - Al shares the remarkable story about how his grandmother inspired him to start his company VIOLA and how the company is actually a platform for more people of color to get into the legal cannabis industry. He also explains the challenging, expensive process of how he actually got into the business. Al then talks about the different ways people can enter the game outside of being an actual cannabis grower.
    8:00 - Al talks about the business incubator he has started to create 10,000 entrepreneurs in the cannabis space. He then talks about people still having "PTSD" in dealing with marijuana and their hesitance to enter the business. He also talks about how he feels generational wealth is on the line when dealing with cannabis and offers his thoughts on if and when marijuana will become legal federally.
    17:30 - Al talks about how minorities need to bring their resources together to make an impact in the business and feels that celebrities should shift their approach to entering the space as well.
    22:30 - Al clears up the intention and operation of the 100 millionaires concept behind his VIOLA CARES initiative. He also brings attention to how MSOs (multi state operators) find loopholes to get licenses in different states. 
    24:30 - Al speaks on the importance of reentry programs for people who have been locked up behind weed charges and putting them through cannabis curriculums to get back on their feet legally. He also speaks on how he doesn't just view VIOLA as a money maker but as a community builder.
    30:20 - Al gives some advice on how to educate yourself on how the business goes and how to get started in it. 
    32:00 - Al talks about how he feels about professional sports leagues finally being open to taking marijuana off the banned substances list. And of course, lifelong Golden State Warriors fan gets Al to reflect on the 2006-07 "We Believe" Warriors team that Al was on and their legendary playoff run.
    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
    Grammy Talk with Award-Winning Journalist Christopher A. Daniel

    Grammy Talk with Award-Winning Journalist Christopher A. Daniel

    This week we caught up with award-winning journalist and university professor Christopher A. Daniel to have a candid talk about the upcoming Grammy Awards. In addition to writing for the Grammy’s, Chris’ byline has also appeared on CBS News, The Washington Post, MSN, The Undefeated and more. We also took some time talking about the current state of Hip-Hop and Black journalism and the somewhat muted response to Drake's new music.
    9:30 - With the Grammy Awards coming up, we each offer our takes on this year's nominees in the Rap music categories. 
    27:40 - The three of us take a moment to talk about the new music Drake is dropping and how the reaction has been tepid compared to prior year. 
    32:00 - Chris and Branden speak on some of the nominated music that they didn't expect to see or that people slept on this past year. We also spoke on the new Silk Sonic (Anderson.Paak and Bruno Mars) music and hopes for a tour. 
    38:00 - With each of us being journalists and writers, we have a discussion on the state of Black-centered journalism and media outlets. 
    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

    • 42 min
    Dustin Canalin talks Design, NBA and NFT

    Dustin Canalin talks Design, NBA and NFT

    This week's guest Dustin Canalin is the creative force behind some of our favorite and most meaningful sneaker and streetwear designs and logos. With a resume that includes adidas, Nike, And 1, Undrcrwn and more, he is now using his talents to launch new campaigns and product lines with L.A. Gear and Puma. Here we talk about a small part of his journey so far and what it has been like navigating the creative space over the last 12 months. 
    3:30 - Dustin talks about adjusting to the realities of COVID as a creative, especially in the design field. He speaks on how working from home is not new to him and how he's pivoting to designing more casual items now that so many of us are at home a lot more. 
    7:00 - Dustin is the lead designer for PUMA's new "Black Fives" campaign celebrating the first wave of all-Black professional basketball teams. Here he talks about how the collection came together and its significance. He also talks about he specializes in telling stories through products and if brands are always open to the ideas. 
    17:30 - Dustin is one of the designers getting LA Gear and Payless back in the spotlight. Here he talks about his intentions behind working with the two brands.
    23:30 - Dustin speaks on how designers are now considered "cool" and more high-profile. He credits it to people being more interested in wanting to know who and what they are supporting.
    26:47 - Dustin speaks on his experience being on the design team for the NBA's City Edition jerseys, specifically the Golden State Warriors' "The Town" jerseys.
    36:00 - Dustin talks about launching his new brand Trophy Hunting and explaining the soul and inspiration behind it. 
    41:40 - Here we try to unpack the current NFT phenomenon. We are still trying to figure it out too. We also speak on some of the technology coming out that is poised to shake up the art and fashion worlds. Key takeaway: "Technology is your friend when you stay on top of it."
    46:00 - Dustin talks about how he developed his prolific drawing style and how a visit to the Charles Schultz (Peanuts) museum inspired how he works and creates. We also talk about some of his favorite sneakers that he designed and his thoughts on "knock offs" now becoming cool.
    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

    • 50 min

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63 Ratings

63 Ratings

Obscure Noun ,

Like chopping it up with family

Quintessential homeboy hip hop historians

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Really dope podcast

Really dope podcast. Book smart and street smart but not stuffy.

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Day1radio is for any subscriber that wants to know the behind-the-scenes scoop on how a lot of the hip hop culture was and currently being made. NO YELLOW JOURNALISM HERE! - @Fleetwood fellas

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