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Behind The Muse

Behind The Muse

By Behind The Muse
Behind The Muse takes an insider's look in the the hottest topics of today's time as it concerns hip hop and rnb and the world around us and layers it in with social commentary leading to equally fun and thought provoking discussions.
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Is J. COLE 3rd Place ?!
In this episode we discuss the new Wale and J. Cole collab as well as a brief look at their collaborations and relationship as a whole which leads us into our main discussion! Following the recent discussion that came up following the release of "Heaven's EP by J. Cole" we had to ask: is J. Cole actually 3rd place ? 
October 5, 2021
Drake v Kanye: A History Ahead of 2021’s Most Anticipated Albums
In this episode we take you back through the history of Kanye and Drake's friendship and beefs. We also breakdown the biggest moments as well as whether or not we think Drake actually slept with Kim Kardashian. We also touch on expectations for Certified Lover Boy and Donda - two of the most anticipated album releases of the year. 
August 29, 2021
REVIEW: King's Disease II by Nas
Nas returns for a sequel to his 2020 album that does not disappoint. Check in for a very layered review of what is one of the best rap albums so far this year. 
August 18, 2021
REVIEW: Call Me If You Get Lost by Tyler The Creator
A review of one of the most promising albums of 2021 so far. 
August 18, 2021
REVIEW: The House Is Burning by Isaiah Rashad
A review of one of the best albums to drop in 2021 so far.
August 17, 2021
Lollapalooza 2021 Review: You Went To A Festival in a PANORAMIC?!
Yo in this episode Teezy gives a full fledged review on his experience at Lollapalooza in the summer of 2021 as well as what it was like going to a festival in a pandemic. Buckle up as we discuss it all !
August 6, 2021
Lil Nas X ft Jack Harlow "Industry Baby" Review
Join BTM once again as we take an in depth look into the world that is Lil Nas X and his wildly popular video "Industry Baby"! Tap in
August 4, 2021
Da Baby - Cancelled For Anti Gay Remarks ?
I had to !!! Da Baby is out here fumbling the bag I see ‼️ Join BTM as we brief his comments, give you a timeline of events that’s happened since, and (of course) my thoughts !!
August 4, 2021
S2E1: Reparations, Fatherhood, & Lyricism: Interview w/ QG The BlacKnight
THE FIRST EPISODE OF SZN TWO !!! Join us in another riveting episode where we catch up with Arkansas's Very Own QG The BlacKnight as he discuss his album "The Blackprint". The talented artists gives us insight into his music as well as his thoughts on the 2020 Pandemic, race riots, fatherhood, and more. CANT MISS THIS ! Plug in
June 19, 2021
NMP #8: THE OFFSEASON by J.Cole - REACTIONS & First Impressions REVIEW
Here we discuss our first hand reactions to the much anticipated drop of the year, "The Off Season" by J Cole. Join your soon to be favorite Hip Hop and R&B analysts for the "awes', the "oohs" and the "OH S#$%" moments that we had on this journey!  IG: @behinddamuse Twitter: @behinddamuse
May 16, 2021
NMP #7: Album Reviews - KHALED by DJ Khaled & Street Sermons by Morray
Had a minute to sit with Morray's new Street Sermons album and give it a solid thorough review. I also give a first impressions review of DJ Khaled as well as some of the most notable moments of the album. 
May 1, 2021
New Music Phridays #6: Just Until by Cordae, A Gangsta's Pain by Moneybagg Yo & Michigan Boat Boy by Lil Yachty
First impressions reviews of Just Until EP by Cordae, A Gangsta's Pain by Moneybagg Yo and Michigan Boat Boy by Lil Yachty. As well as quick review of the best singles to drop today and spoke briefly on the Young Stoner Life compilation album Slime Language 2. 
April 24, 2021
Episode 10: Interview w/ Wayviee
In this episode we have the very first R&B and woman on our episode with the amazing and beautiful Wayviee. We touch on her career, her origins, the industry in general and a variety of topics relevant to today's music!
April 16, 2021
New Music Phridays #5: SoulFly by Rod Wave
First impressions review of Soul Fly and an overview of all the latest albums and singles that dropped today !
March 27, 2021
Episode 9: 2021 GRAMMYS
In this episode we discuss our thoughts on the 2021 Grammy's, some history on the Grammy's overall including major snubs as well as a quick overview of the Grammy's voting process. We also discuss whether the Grammys are even relevant to the culture anymore!
March 21, 2021
Whiskey Wednesday #1: Too High To Riot
Teezy's version of Tequila Tuesday with his own hilarious flavor on a somewhat tragic story in his life. Grab a chair, a strong drink, and join Teezy on this fantastic voyage down memory lane!!
March 11, 2021
New Music Phridays #4: Scary Hours 2
Quick review and opinion on the new Drake drop, Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson.Paak) & a slew of other drops ! Check it out !  Playlist located here:
March 6, 2021
Episode 8: The State of Women in Hip Hop
This episode speaks on the impact of women in Hip Hop over the years. From the 80's to 2021, we take a look at the history of women in Hip Hop, the barriers they have faced as well as still do face,  and the diversity in the landscape of the multitude of artists out. It's time to give "Femcees" their flowers, here at BTM, we do just that! Tune in!!
March 1, 2021
Tequila Tuesday #5: She's Mine Pt 2
The sequel to "She's Mine Pt. 1", this episode goes deeper into the events that lead up to the birth of Rasheem's beautiful daughter, Sophia Love Lee! Join in as he discuss, without holding back, the hoops that needed to be jumped through for this little miracle to make her debut !
February 24, 2021
Tequila Tuesday #4: She's Mine Pt 1
This is the extremely hilarious true story of how I met my beautiful wife, and mother of my child, Vanessa ! She's Mine Part 1 marks the beginning of the beautiful journey me and my wife embarked on back in 2016, that leads to the birth of our daughter in 2021! Grab a drink and join in for what I describe as God's giggle!
February 17, 2021
New Music Phridays #3: Judas and the Black Messiah Soundtrack
This episode I give a quick review over the new star studded Judas & The Black Messiah soundtrack as well some of the key tracks that dropped today. A lot of stand out tracks this week ! 
February 13, 2021
Episode 7: Interview with K.Ray
This episode is an interview BTM conducted with the insanely talented artist by the name of K. Ray. A promising artist out of Little Rock, AR, he gave us insight on his music as well as a few HOT BUTTON topics that has been swarming around as of late. From the T.I Scandal, to being black in America, and even monogamy in 2021, Join us as we take a closer look behind the art, the scenes and behind the music. 
February 7, 2021
New Music Phridays #2: Homegrown by VanJess
Second episode of New Music Phridays featuring a quick review of the Album of the Episode: Homegrown by Vanjess as well as a highlight of the biggest drops today as well as some insight into some of the artists and tracks.
February 6, 2021
Tequila Tuesday #3: O Lets Do It
Find out how music can change the course of what is seemingly a harmless good time. Join Rasheem once again on another trip down memory lane going back all the way to 2009!
February 3, 2021
Episode 6: Interview with KC Wimbley
This episode features our very first interview with a very promising and talented artist out of the midwest by the name of KC Wimbley. In this episode we discuss some really interesting topics.
January 22, 2021
Tequila Tuesday #2: FutureSexLoveSounds
Find out where Rasheem’s trouble with women all started in this new episode of Tequila Tuesdays and how this song is “behind the muse” !
January 20, 2021
New Music Phridays #1: Anywhere But Here by Nyck Caution
Very PHIRST edition of the New Music Phridays bonus episode where each week we will summarizing and reviewing some of the most notable drops of the day. Each episode will feature a segment called "Album of The Episode" which will be me highlighting a project and me sharing a couple of thoughts on it.  Be sure to follow the accompanying playlist by searching for BehindTheMuse New Music Phridays. 
January 16, 2021
Tequila Tuesday #1: YOTS
Rasheem starts off the weekly Tequila Tuesday episodes with a bang. Check it out ! 
January 13, 2021
Episode 5: The Musies Part 2 (R&B)
Part 2 of the Musies, our annual list in which we give our cosigns out to the most deserving music! In this episode, we discuss our TOP 10 R&B ALBUMS of 2020. We also discuss 2020 in general. 
December 31, 2020
Episode 4: The Musies Part 1 (Hip-Hop)
Part 1 of the Musies, our annual list in which we give our cosigns out to the most deserving music! In this episode, we discuss our TOP 10 RAP/HIP-HOP ALBUMS of 2020. We also announce the winners of our Christmas giveaway! 
December 25, 2020
Episode 3: Cancel or Nah?
In this episode of #BehindTheMuse we talk about all of the biggest "cancels" of the year from cancel culture - Doja Cat, Lil Wayne, Tory Lanez, J. Cole and Kanye West - as well as whether some of the biggest names in music history - R.Kelly & Michael Jackson - are cancelled or not. We also press each other on some of these opinions as we challenge ourselves on our favorites and their accusations. Who's cancelled to you?!
December 4, 2020
Episode 2: Deadliest Job in America
Here we delve into why rapping is so dangerous looking at all of the recent untimely deaths of King Von, MO3, Pop Smoke, Huey, Nipsey Hussle and XXXTentacionXXX. All who died recently to murder. We also break down the attempted murders of Boosie & Benny the Butcher and the rappers like Mac Miller and JuiceWRLD that we lost to drug abuse. Last we give our thoughts on the Gucci vs Jeezy #VERZUZ and how this all ties into rapping being the Deadliest Entertainment Job in America. 
November 22, 2020
Episode 1: ReBLOODicans vs DemoCRIPs
First episode of the Behind The Muse podcast. Here we introduce ourselves and discuss the number one topics of today's time as it concerns hip hop and rnb and the world around us. First on the agenda is the 2020 Election in which we break down major stories surrounding the upcoming election on November 3rd. Topics include Kanye, Ice Cube, 50 Cent and Biden/Trump themselves. Tune in and remember to follow @BehindDaMuse on Twitter/Instagram. 
October 29, 2020