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This IS NOT a show about Classical Music. It's a thoughtful and honest conversation about Hip Hop between Jana Avery and Allan Fuller for No Fridays For Me.
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#CFAF68 — Physical Copies and Everything Else Under the Sun
This episode has been a long time coming. We finally got Small World aka Don Taylor on the show to chop it up with us. This episode is also a little more disjointed than usual. World and I [Jana], got started without my cohost Allan. He was running a bit late. Allan made up for it though. He brought, friend of the show, J, Capri with him to add to the conversation. We talked about a TON of stuff. We paid more respect to Nipsey, gave background on how World and I met and talked a little more about Dreamville Fest. But things REALLY got interesting when we stumbled onto the topic of streaming revenue. It's my theory that the labels and the DSP's have Black artists in a helluvah trick bag. What may seem off the rails is really an in depth look at how the industry is hosing us. Let's call it Record Industry Rule #4081. Anyway, we enjoyed this conversation. I think you will too. Give it a chance and make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
1:48:36
April 15, 2019
#CFAF67 — It Was All A Dreamvillefest
J. Cole is a ICON; in music and in North Carolina especially. I had the pleasure of attending the largest Hip Hop event NC has ever seen. The fact that it was thrown by one of it's own is unbelievable. I'm a 43 year old man from Raleigh. If someone had asked me if this was possible when I was 16, I would've responded with a resounding hell no! But here we are. And it's amazing. We talked about it all on this ep. From beginning to end. We gave Dreamvillefest all the praise it deserves. The performances, the vibes, the meaning to the city and the state, what it means to us; we cover it all. Hope you enjoy it! And make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
1:34:20
April 8, 2019
#CFAF Bonus Episode — US The Movie
We couldn't help y'all. And this movie deserved it. So we discussed the Jordan Peele movie Us this week. Even though we DID fit Hip Hop into this conversation, consider this episode a bonus. I'm not gonna kill you with the spoiler alerts in the description. There's enough of those during the episode lol. If you haven't seen Us yet you may not want to listen quite yet. But hey...You're going to have to see this movie more than once anyway so what difference does it make? With that being said, enjoy the episode and make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
1:15:50
April 1, 2019
#CFAF66 — The Origins of Backpack Hip Hop
What started as a stylish Bboy accessory ended up being a full fledged sub-genre in Hip Hop; a word synonymous with underground. Backpack...I won't go into great detail in the description. Just know we paid just due to the ones that brought the knapsack to the game. And how the game, ; as Hip Hop often does, morphed it into something totally different. Enjoy the episode and make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
44:48
April 1, 2019
#CFAF65 — Favorites For A Few
Wha't good Few Tang? I'm not even gonna try and go in depth on what we talked about in this episode. What I will do is explain our intent. In the effort to allow you all to get to know us better, we decided to ask each other off the cuff questions about each other's "Hip Hop favorites". This convo covers a little of everything and goes a little everywhere. But we enjoyed it and hopefully you will too. Even more, we hope this episode helps you understand us as life-long Hip Hop fans. Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
1:44:27
March 18, 2019
#CFAF64 — Is Sampling Theft or Art?
Imagine Hip Hop without sampling; without the loop from Chic's "Good Times" as the soundscape to "Rapper's Delight". I don't know about you, but my mind can't even work out or imagine those thoughts. Artists and producers have been sued, criticized and ridiculed for sampling; mostly by people that don't understand or are not of the culture. However, even inside the culture of Hip Hop there are differences of opinion on sampling and its validity. For example, there are those of us that reward the Just Blazes of the world and shame the Puff Daddys. Aren't they both sampling? So what makes a Hip Hop purist look at them differently? Maybe it's not that they sample but HOW they do it. There are tons of hairs to split on this topic and we take aim at them all. This show gets deep. Deep as the mind of the abyss. Now how many emcees must get dissed? I couldn't help myself lol. Enjoy the show and make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
1:01:11
March 13, 2019
#CFAF63 — I Swear Sports And Music Are So Synonymous
If you're of a certain age and/or era it's hard to imagine Hip Hop without sports. There's a clear demarkation in time where Hip Hop and sports became inseparable to the visible public. In this episode we stumble on a deeper relationship between the two. 2Chainz "hiring" Lebron James to A&R his latest project, Rap Or Go To The League, coupled with an ESPN press run spawned a long overdue conversation. We started with Chainz but of course we broadened the topic to the relationship between sports and Hip Hop overall and over time. There's SO MUCH in this episode. I think we were pretty efficient though. We cover rapping ball players, ball playing rappers, Allen Iverson's impact, Rucker Park and a bunch more. Oh! Shout out to our guests on the episode. Check out Capri, "Nights In Tokyo" on all streaming platforms. And be on alert for @SelfMadeNuski, "Born Star" dropping 4/20/19. Preciate y'all for coming through and joining the talk.Yo Few Tang, hope y'all enjoy it as much as we did. Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew.
1:22:27
March 5, 2019
#CFAF62 — The Hip Hop Pipeline to Private Prison
Does 12 have it out for rappers? Did the music industry use Hip Hop to conspire against its creators? Does the most present narrative in Hip Hop lead its listeners astray? Are today's artists making it too easy for the police? Are being young and stupid good enough excuses for the influx of rapper arrests? If yes is the answer to any of those questions, did we, "Hip Hop", bring this on ourselves? If so, how? I know. I know. Lots of questions this go' round. Any way, we answered all these questions and more during this convo. Enjoy and make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
1:00:05
February 25, 2019
#CFAF61 — Did The Grammys Get It Right?
What up Few Tang Clan! Through boycotts, snubs and receiving awards off camera before the show even starts; we still celebrate winning a Grammy. The award still holds just as much weight today as it did 40 or 50 years ago. And because the Grammys matter we must discuss the winners and losers. This year was interesting for a lot of reasons. I'm sure a few (pun intended) of our takes will raise an eyebrow or two. We chop it up about Childish Gambino and whether he deserves his award and why maybe it should have come with an asterisk. Of course we get into why we think Cardi B won Rap Album of the Year. There's tons more on this episode. You KNOW our convos go deeper than the usual. Enjoy and make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
1:12:19
February 18, 2019
#CFAF60 — The Industry Plant Theory
Chance the Rapper, Russ, Young Dolph, Blueface...What do these rappers have in common? Each of them has been rumored to be an Industry Plant. Exactly what IS an Industry Plant you might ask. Well no one knows exactly but on this episode we OUR definition. We also speak about the false narrative of independence of the young artist. Our belief is it all created by the record labels. We hope we're wrong. However, we KNOW the music industry relies on the excitement and ignorance of young talent. But like I said; I hope we're wrong. Enjoy the show! And make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
52:43
February 12, 2019
#CFAF59 — Tory Lanez vs The World; And Don Q
Rap battles sure have changed! Tory challenged everyone in Hip Hop to a battle and a few New York emcees accepted the challenge. Mysonne, J.R. Writer and yes, Don Q. Not particularly the line up we might've expected but it is what it is. From all of this we got at least one official squabble. Tory and Don Q had a pretty intense back and forth; especially because their "friends". Like I said, rap battles sure have changed...It's us. So you can guarantee this lead to a more global Hip Hop conversation. We take some time to discuss the components of the battle nowadays. It's hilariously different than a rap battle in 2000 or 1990. With that being said, one thing we're happy still exist in these battles are BARS. No we're not in the era of Jadakiss and Styles going at Beanie Sigel.  But hey! We've got our memories; and YouTube to refresh them lol. Enjoy the show! And make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
48:53
February 12, 2019
#CFAF58 — A Boogie, Soulja Boy and Da Baby; Leaders of the New?
This week's episode is a 3 parter! We chop it up about A Boogie's number one album with LESS than 900 physical sold. We show Da Baby, a dope emcee from Charlotte some love. Bruh and his South Coast Music group are out here making major moves. And we shine a little light on Soulja Boy and his record-less roll out. Bruh sho can get some attention can't he lol. Of course this ain't a gossipy episode. So expect us to tie conversations about these 3 guys to a more broad convo about Hip Hop. I can't even front. This was a fun one. Hope y'all enjoy listening to it as much as we did recording it! Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
1:06:06
February 3, 2019
#CFAF Bonus Episode — The Signing Frenzy
Full disclosure and transparency...This is a bit of a lost episode. We recorded it a little while ago BUT because of the way we do our show, the content is still relevant. These are conversations about Hip Hop. We aren't following trendy topics, gossip or so-called "news". We chop it up about more "global" issue concerning the culture. On this show we discuss how it seems to be a signing frenzy going on right now. Whether it's big publishing deals, record deals or label deals, the Big 3 Labels are shelling out the coin. Are they finding more artists deserving of deals or is there another agenda. I'd put my money on another agenda. Anyway...we get into it all on this one. Enjoy the convo and make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
37:39
February 3, 2019
#CFAF57 — Revenge of the Dreamers 3 Sessions; Hype or Hope?
A few weeks ago, J. Cole sent out a "Golden Ticket" to what seemed like the entire music industry. Those who got a ticket were invited to TreeSound Studio in Atlanta to take part in the recording sessions for Revenge of The Dreamers 3. With a reported 90+ artists, producers, engineers and media flowing through the studio, over 10 days, expectations are through the roof. Oh to have been a fly of the wall!?!? This is the greatest gathering of talent for recording purposed since My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy; at least to my feeble memory lol. And it's definitely the largest "industry event" so far in 2019. Which makes this more than worthy of a #CFAF conversation. Be sure to listen to the Bonus Episode as soon as you're done with this one. We get into Cole's "Middle Child" record and more. I promise it's a dope bookend to #CFAF57. Enjoy!!! And make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
1:06:20
January 28, 2019
#CFAF Bonus Episode — J. Cole Fandom and the Middle Child Syndrome
What's good Few Tang Clan? There's been a couple weeks between the Revenge of the Dreamers 3 sessions and the release of this episode. We figured enough happened between then and now to give you all a Bonus Episode. Of course Cole dropped the Middle Child record so we HAD to get into that. Artists and producers alike shared stories about their experiences at the massive, 10 day Cook Up at TreeSound Studio in Atlanta. That's chat worthy and adds context to our prior convo. I [Jana] also had an interesting and intense exchange with a Cole fan (who'da thunk it right? lol), which altered my extremely skewed view of Cole's relationship with NC. I had to bring this new info/perspective to Allan for a full discussion. Preciate you checking out both episodes! Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
36:06
January 28, 2019
#CFAF56 — Homosexuality in Hip Hop
At its core, this conversation is about the authenticity of Hip Hop; or lack thereof. We're decades into the genre we all love and I'd bet good money none of you could name 5 known gay rappers. That's a problem. Why is that so? Are we "unevolved" as a culture?  This may not be the most politically correct episode. But it IS honest and intended to shed light on a topic most of Hip Hop seems to be afraid to have. We ask each other dumb questions in efforts to hopefully gain intelligence and understanding. We reveal our own growth but more than that, where we started. This is a long overdue conversation about homosexuality in Hip Hop. Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
1:01:29
January 21, 2019
#CFAF Bonus Episode — Hip Hop Talk with Few Tang Family ft. Chink and Pab
What's good Few Tang Fam!?!? Do us a favor and eavesdrop on this impromptu conversation between myself, #CFAF cohost Jana, and two of my best friends, Chink and Pab. As usual, we chop it up about Hip Hop. This talk went a little bit of everywhere but that's par for the course during natural conversations right? We're missing my cohost Allan on this one but I think I repped well for my Brother! With that being said, I had to freak the intro and outro for this one lol. We hope you enjoy the banter. Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
44:21
January 17, 2019
#CFAF55 — Music Appreciation in the Digital Era
What's good Few Tang Clan! Fans of Hip Hop got swamped, inundated, overwhelmed and rushed by music in 2018. I know we didn't get through it all. Which means tons of music (possibly good music) was missed. Even the music we DID hear, we didn't have the opportunity to sit with, and fully digest. We're trying to find ways to get back to true music appreciation. Is that something that's even possible in the Digital Era? If so, how? Did you all feel as swamped as we did? If so, how'd you all deal with it? Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
58:20
January 14, 2019
#CFAF54 — The Self Titled Episode
What's good Few Tang Clan! On this episode we chop it up about us. We figured we'd reveal a little about ourselves so you guy can get to know us better. We covered our individual histories with music, how we met each other and what led us start this show. Hopefully we gave y'all some things to think about while stating our case for being worthy to be here talking Hip Hop each and every week. OH! We were better than your favorite artists and producers in our day LOL! Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
1:18:46
January 7, 2019
#CFAF53 — 2018: The Year In Review
This has been one helluvah year in Hip Hop! And that's an understatement. We're pretty certain there's never been a year with so many releases in the genre, high level beefs/battles and accomplishments. On this episode we covered... The influx of albums this year Our 5 favorite or most played albums of 2018 The biggest surprises and "eventts" or happennigs We rank this year's beefs Make predictions for next year & Pay respect to those we lost We knew early on that we wouldn't be able to cover it all in one episode. That's why we recorded our "Half Year Review" episode in June. You should check it out and compare this episode to that one. There's a ton here though. You'll dig it. Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
1:28:29
January 1, 2019
#CFAF52 — This Is Hip Hop's Greatest Era?
I promise we didn't start this episode looking to upset anyone or commit blasphemy. Somehow it happened anyway. THIS is the GREATEST era in Hip Hop of ALL TIME. We know it sounds crazy as hell but it's really not. We made what we think are valid arguments to prove our point. And please remember; we did not go into this episode thinking THIS, of all eras, is the greatest. But it is. Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
1:11:07
December 24, 2018
#CFAF51 — The 1st Annual Conversate For A Few Awards
Welcome to your 1st Annual Conversate For A Few Awards. On the Grammys you win a Grammy. On the Oscars win an Oscar. On Conversate For A Few...you win AFew. We gave out AFew for everything from album of the year to who took the biggest L in Hip Hop. This ep features special guest Jay Sealey and David Varnadoe. As usual, we're dumb thorough with each topic. If you think our choices are wrong, fight us LOL! Can't wait to hear your opinion. Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
2:34:29
December 17, 2018
#CFAF50 — Growth In Hip Hop
It's a daunting task but someone had to do it. Growth In Hip Hop...What is it? How do you define it? Is growth destructive for the genre? Tons of questions; not sure if we have many answers but it sure made for a dope ass discussion. We'd love to hear you thoughts on the topic. Do you think it's growing, deteriorating or stagnant? Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
43:42
December 10, 2018
Convo With Clovi On The Current State Of Hip Hop
This is a special episode. The Homie and literal Family of the show, Cloverdale Rell aka Clovi came through and chopped it up about his upcoming project, "Church Street Vol.2"; from there we all give our opinions on the current state of Hip Hop. Some you may agree with. Some you may not. But the passion is real on the ep. We had a good time on this one. OH! I went back and listened to Clovi's "Church Street" album since I hadn't heard prior to this recording. And yoooooooooo!!! That joint is fire. Don't trust me though. Check it out for yourselves. Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew Apple Music https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/church-st/1365076621 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/track/3N9ss0evfKZ5eCW1lOjGp2?si=LQ78OtG1ScuHVxifD9THUQ
1:39:17
December 10, 2018
Meek Mill's Championship Season
When artists and albums deserve it, we talk about it. And Meek Mill deserves it this go round. Meeks "Championships" isn't perfect but definitely fill a void; a void you might not have even known was there. On this episode we discuss the hits, misses, risks and possible rewards that may come from the release of this project. It's a FEW interesting takes on this one. Let us know what you think. Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
57:22
December 3, 2018
Kanye's Musical Death
We THINK this title speaks for itself lol! Plus I can't remember exactly WHAT we said on this episode. I KNOW we are talking shit and I'm sure it's dope as hell lol. Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
55:59
November 29, 2018
Migos The New Madoff
Did Migos steal a whole song from NC artist M.O.S.?!?! We review the evidence and give our verdict on this episode. If you haven't heard of M.O.S., he's super official. My crew had his demo and mixtapes, and were fans before he ever got his deal. Though things with the label didn't pan out they we all hoped it would, M.O. definitely left an impression in these streets lol. But did he make enough noise to get jacked by the biggest group in Hip Hop? Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
27:31
November 29, 2018
Tekashi And His Persona Go To Prison
The young boy has finally done himself in. Tekashi 6ix9ine is off to the feds to cool his jets for a while. Yeah we know this is a trending topic right now. But we decided to use this as an opportunity to get to the root cause of his problem; his choice in persona. Personas can mean everything for an artist in Hip Hop. It can be the difference between an lengthy career, prison time or life and death. Yeah we know, 6ix9ine didn't believe it either. Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
1:13:19
November 22, 2018
Torey Is Greater Than Joyner
In a year full of rappers and emcees getting washed, how Joyner Lucas manage to catch to worse washing of 2018?!? And by a "singing nigga" no less...Bruh got baited by an official lyrical goon that happens to sing better than most "R & B" dudes. We have to be honest; we didn't see this one coming. If this is any indication of how your favorite rappers might fair against Young Torey Lanez, they might wanna fall back. And fast!!! Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
46:42
November 22, 2018
Styles P — Most Valuable OG 2018
We at Conversate For A Few will not allow the Herculean efforts of Styles P in 2018 to go unnoticed; especially by our Few Tang Clan. Nope. No way. Notta chance. On this episode we give P the Ghost his just due. I BET there are a few takes on this episode...let's just say some of y'all might call BLASPHEMY on this one lol. But we said what we said. What? lol Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
1:00:15
November 16, 2018
Travis Scott Is Clickbait
We had a good time recording this episode. My [cohost Jana Aver] cousins @hutchmickens aka Peanut stopped by and chopped it up with us on a BUNCH of topics. We just let the convo flow in whichever direction it wanted. And the results were pretty entertaining, if not interesting lol. Oh we talked Travis Scott a lil bit but the title is 100% CLICKBAIT lol. Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
1:58:40
November 6, 2018
Podcast About A Podcast - Drakes Woes
Current events have force us to revisit the Pusha T, Drake beef. To give you a hint at what our take might be; we know sucka ish when we see it! Going on The Shop with Lebron James DID NOT help...Especially after Pusha's Surgical Fall interview with Joe Budden and'em. Anyway, make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
1:05:21
October 24, 2018
A Tribe Called Kast
Did y'all hear about the A Tribe Called Kast super group!?!? Well it was a real thing. No I'm not high! Big Boi and Ali Shaheed Muhammad confirmed it in a live interview. No misquotes. No edits. Can you imagine that?!?! WE DID. On this episode we breakdown what could've been. EPIC is the first word that comes to mind but we had plenty more to say than that. Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
52:51
October 9, 2018
Hip Hop Car Talk
Car talk doesn't mean what you think. We were actually IN THE CAR! We had some errands to run so we chopped it up in the whip. That's where we listen to music most anyway. And it's definitely home for many a great conversation. AND we wanted to do episodes from the whip when we first started the show. With all the being said, we talked Yandhi (spoiler alert: Yandhi didn't happen as of yet), Carter V, Logic and Lupe's Drogas Wave. We enjoyed it. Hope you do too. Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
45:07
September 30, 2018
Spotify For The Win
Spotify for Artists is a real thing and we think it's gonna shake the industry up. In direct competition with SoundCloud, Spotify has decided to... if you don't know yet, listen to this episode. We break it down and give a few predictions on what the fall out might be. Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
39:42
September 27, 2018
Our Most Random Convo Yet
The Homie It's Hustle (thank you again for the intro music Bruh)came through and we just chopped about EVERYTHING. We literally just cut the mic on and started talking. It's some pretty funny stuff in here; some good content too. I promise lol. So bear with us, and if you hear something you want us to expound on, hit us in the comments or on Instagram/Facebook @conversateforafew. Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
1:57:01
September 20, 2018
The Eminem Dilemma
So Eminem dropped a surprise album. And no surprise at all, he dissed what seems like the whole Hip Hop, old and young, relevant and irrelevant alike. But is the album good outside all the smoke (and mirrors some might say). We KNOW he's spitting but is the ALBUM good. And what do y'all think of this "post-album roll out" thing he's got going on with the legendary Sway? We're giving our opinions and maybe a few predictions about where things are heading for Em on this one. STANS BEWARE lol and make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
1:15:23
September 17, 2018
Rundown For A Few
What up Few Tang Clan! This episode is coming to you a little out of order but never mind that. Just rock with us. We cover a few topics on this one. We start with the fact that musicians only made 12% of the 43 billion (with a B)dollars generated by the music industry in 2017. This ep continues conversations we've had before. You remember; Jerked Ain't The Word — Industry Rule 4080...Yeah, it gets worse. There's some really good info in this one; especially for aspiring artists and producers. Dive in and don't forget to make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
44:09
September 7, 2018
Debunking Brian Rolli And The Gentrification Of Hip Ho
Who let Brian Rolli report on #HipHop and write the it for Forbes magazine no less?!?! The guy used his individual opinion of Em's "Kamikaze" album to blanket this amazing musical summer as underwhelming. Are we living in some parallel universe where two different and separate Hip Hops exist? Nope. We're living in an era in which Hip Hop is being gentrified even faster than our cities. Is there anything we can do about it? Y'all be the judge. Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
47:38
September 2, 2018
Jerked Ain't The Word — Industry Rule Number 4080
Industry rule #4080...All my real #HipHopHeads will finish the line. On this ep we try and figure how artists get paid from DSPs or streaming platforms. I'm still flabbergasted at what we found. If you've never heard the term "moving the goalpost" before today, google it and THEN listen to this episode. I'ma give y'all 3 words in closing Direct To Consumer. Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew Check out a few of the articles we read in research for this episode: https://variety.com/2018/biz/news/copyright-royalty-board-boosts-songwriters-streaming-pay-nearly-50-1202679118/ https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/how-much-will-artists-be-paid-from-the-major-labels-spotify-profits/ https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/18/dictate-top-40/ https://soundfly.com/courses/how-to-get-all-the-royalties-you-never-knew-existed/lessons/pros https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/7957545/apple-music-warner-music-licensing-deal
55:51
August 3, 2018
The Importance Of Hip Hop In Modern Culture
This conversation is the first of many...We all know Hip Hop is important. That's undeniable. But who is it important to and why is it important? What does that mean for the future of the culture? And oh!?! Have you heard of Jake Paul? Look him up. We think he may be a sign that Hip Hop has already become "too important" for its own good. We reference prior episodes a ton on this one. So we've listen links to those eps below. Catch up on the convos and/or refresh your memory if you've already heard it! Make room for tag...#ConversateForAFew Criteria For A Classic Album https://soundcloud.com/conversateforafew/criteria-of-a-classic-album In 20 Years Will Hip Hop Exist in Its Original Form https://soundcloud.com/conversateforafew/in-20-years-will-hip-hop-exist-in-its-original-form The Last Days of SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/conversateforafew/conversate-for-a-few-the-last-days-of-soundcloud-episode
33:45
July 25, 2018
Half Year Review For A Few
It's been a crazy and busy year already. The last thing we wanna do is disappoint our Few Tang Clan by waiting until the end of the year to do a review of the top happenings in the Culture. We KNOW we'd forget something if we wait that long. So here's our Half Year Review For A Few...We cover albums, things that make the culture proud, things that made it cry, and our perspectives on why things are the way they are. Let us know if we missed something you consider important. Special shout out to Jay and Justus (@theejcapri) for sitting in with us and chopping it up! Hope you enjoy. Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
2:25:32
July 20, 2018
Criteria Of A Classic Album
This is your definite criteria for a CLASSIC Hip Hop album. Hell...this is the rubric for any genre! A lens through which to gauge the "musical" quality of your favorite artists' endeavors. Really though, we contrast and compare personal biases versus global considerations. This allowed us to create a global road map for discernment. Too many big words lol? Good. You should be listening anyway LOL. Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
1:09:13
July 12, 2018
Kanye's Reality Show — REPOST
Two things...Excuse the audio on this episode. The only thing that went according to plan on this one was the actually conversation. Secondly, take note the timing of this episode may seem a little off. That's because the original show was accidentally deleted. BUT it was a damn good conversation so we felt it necessary to put it back out. This ain't a clout chasing episode. It's our real live feelings about what may have been the greatest troll move ever. Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
55:30
July 12, 2018
We Kept The Same Energy For TT aka Petunia
Okay so it's our first convo about a full R&B album...The last of the G.O.O.D. Music releases brings us Teyana Taylor. I'm not even gonna tell ya much about what we had to say. Listen for yourselves. And make sure you keep that same energy for Conversate For A Few after you do. Make room for the tag...
46:45
June 30, 2018
An Ode To Prodigy
Last week was the anniversary of the late, great emcee Prodigy from Mobb Deep. The impact Prodigy and Mobb Deep had on Allan and Jana from Conversate For A Few is immeasurable. From the liquor we drank, cars we aspired to have, drugs we sold or used. It definitely influenced the way we rapped. Bruh wrote a few songs to the soundtrack of our young lives. We owe him more than an episode for all he gave. Yet this is our offering. RIP P. Hold ya head Dun.
38:57
June 30, 2018
Grilling NaS — Live At The BBQ
We got a bone to pick...Nas? What the f#@k are you doing Man?!?! You gotta get GRILLED!!! It's outta love though Bruh. We couldn't give him a pass. I'm pretty sure y'all ain't gonna like us after this. Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew Oh! Major shoutout to chinK, Lou, and justus for calling in to share your take on the album with us! Honorable mention to the quiet assassin Jay who was in the building today during the recording and added on his thoughts to conversation; much appreciated!
1:29:23
June 17, 2018
Frustrastions For A Few – Nas Rant?
It's been a while since Kanye announce the release of 5 albums in a row this summer; all produced by Kanye himself. The most shocking part of the announcement was the inclusion of NAS on the list of artist due to drop. We don't know about y'all, but we at #ConversateForAFew were instantly skeptical. Will NAS really release an album. Will he pick the best beats Kanye has to offer? Since the recording of this show we've received 3 of the 5 records announce. NAS is next. We'll definitely discuss the album after it comes out. But we figured we'd let you hear what could be considered a bit of a rant. Does NAS deserve this? Are we tripping? Let us know in the comments! Make room for the tag...
29:51
June 11, 2018
Kids See Ghost Sometimes
As the G.O.O.D. Music Surgical Summer marches on we must give our take. The latest installment is #KidsSeeGhosts; the duo comprised of Kanye West and Kid Cudi. Is it a highlight? Is it a let down? Did you all care? Do y'all love it? Well we give our opinions. Let us know if you think they're valid. Are we on point or nah? Make room for the tag...
46:59
June 9, 2018
In 20 Years Will Hip Hop Exist In Its Original Form?
On this episode of Conversate For A Few we discuss the appropriation of Hip Hop and whether it will even be recognizable in its original form in 20 years. Race can be a sensitive topic. History however, is what it is. And if history serves as a teacher, Hip Hop is headed for certain theft. BE CLEAR...this conversation is more about capitalism than race. But you be the judge. Make room for the tag...
47:22
June 6, 2018
Ye For A Few
Alright Few Tang Clan! We don't generally do hot takes. And this isn't really a hot take. It's more an excited conversation about a brand new album we LOVE! We get into our favorite songs off the new Ye album. We give our opinions on where this record ranks among his others. And of course we get into the sub dissees layered throughout. There's so much more on this one. We recorded the day of the release of the album so I'm sure there will be more to talk about as Yeezy and his Surgical Summer Takeover march on. Be sure to follow us on Instagram, SoundCloud, iTunes, Stitcher and everywhere else you get your podcasts. Make room for the tag...
1:19:38
June 2, 2018
DAYTONA And The Smoke
We usually wait to let the smoke CLEAR before we dive in on a topic. But this one is moving way too fast to wait! On this episode of Conversate For A Few we chop it up about DAYTONA; the long-awaited LP from #PushaT (formerly titled #KingPush). Then there's the smoke. Push finally returned fire at Drake on Infared. And immediately!!! #Drake responds with #DuppyFreestyle. You KNOW we are here for every bit of what's about to pop off....It wouldn't be us if we didn't keep it 100 about sucka shit concerning the battle though. So the convo may seem to get a little greasy but remember, we're fans of the culture and reserve the rights to our opinions. And y'all deserve to hear them. So let's go! Make room for the tag...
1:30:05
May 26, 2018
This Is America Episode
We give Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino's "This Is America" song and video the conversation it deserves. We juxtapose Glover's high art against Kanye's antics and "woke" Hip Hop from earlier eras. We also get into the public's response to the song/video or lack thereof. There's so much more in this episode; too much for a simple description. Get into and let us know what you think! Make room for the tag...
44:53
May 21, 2018
ATCQ Reverse Review Volume One
On this episode we FINALLY got to do our first "Reverse Review"; where we choose an album from the past, a give it the review we feel it deserves. We decided to start with A Tribe Called Quest's last album, "We Got It From Here...Thank You For Your Service". We didn't say it had to be from the distant past, damn...lol. On this episode you'll hear why it took so long for us to get it recorded or "who" we believe was prevent it. We get into why the album sounds so sonically relevant. We also give Jarobi the kudos he deserves. That's only a glimpse of everything we discussed. The album is so dense there's no way we can give it its just due in one sitting. So we decided to review the album 4 songs at a time. We tackled the first four songs this time and we'll pick up from there shortly! Don't forget to subscribe, rate, comment and share the show! Enjoy the episode! Make room for the tag...
1:24:53
March 28, 2018
We Needed This One
We got a lot off our chests this episode. We talked about BIG and the anniversary of his assassination. We talked Craig Mack and his untimely passing. Karmic energy, mortality and speaking things into existence; yeah all that on a Hip Hop Podcast. We tried to give musical context to the Craig Mack/Biggie Smalls era; proving the greatness of ANY song or artists that made an impact during that time. We also ran down our Top 10 FunkMaster Flex Freestyles so far! Man it's a lot!!! Just give it a listen. If you have to stop and come back a couple times to finish...I promise we'll be here lol. Enjoy the show! And make room the the tag...
1:53:43
March 20, 2018
A Bump For The Artists
Conversate For A Few IS NOT a show about Classical Music. It's a show about Hip Hop hosted by Jana Avery and Allan Fuller for No Fridays For Me. This week we discuss the US Government's mandate for streaming services to pay more of streaming revenue to music publishers. But that wasn't the only big win for artists. We also get into it about Spotify and the addition of songwriter and producer credits for music on the platform. After listening back to this convo, I'm thinking Allan and I are a tad bit distrustful of the music industry and its players. Enjoy the show and don't forget to rate, comment, subscribe and share!!!
43:18
February 13, 2018
The Grammys: After The Smoke And Mirrors
Conversate For A Few IS NOT a show about Classical Music. It's a show about Hip Hop hosted by Jana Avery and Allan Fuller for No Fridays For Me. This week we're talking about the Grammy's and how they either met or, completely failed to meet our expectations. We gave it a week to let it all settle in. We tried to keep emotions and favoritism out of the discussion. Let us know how we did in the comments and on social media. Make room for the tag...
1:05:13
February 4, 2018
PL PL PL PL PLEASE Listen To This Podcast
Conversate For A Few got a gift in the form of a new intro song for the show! Frequent guest and Family of the show, Hustle From Raleigh drop a gem on us. The hook for the intro inspired us to do an episode giving you all the rundown on why we do the show, why we're qualified to do the show, what makes our show different and what to expect from episodes of Conversate For A Few. Be sure to subscribe, rate, follow, like and share the show. Enjoy!!!
44:32
January 15, 2018
Late To Last Year - An Ode to 2017
Conversate For A Few IS NOT a show about Classical Music. It's a show about Hip Hop hosted by Jana Avery and Allan Fuller for No Fridays For Me. This week we're fashionably late to the party. While everyone else got their year in review episodes in time enough to party for New Year's, we decided to wait until 2017 was actually OVER before we gave our take. Well it's over; and here's how we felt about it all! ENJOY!
1:19:23
January 12, 2018
A Line in the Sand on Ghostwriting in Hip Hop
We invited in a few guests for this week's episode of Conversate For A Few. Take a bunch of Hip Hop Heads, give'em a mic and tell them to discuss ghostwriting and you get one helluvah episode. We have rants, strong disagreements, podcast rights being revoked; all in good fun lol. Leave messages, rate the show and subscribe. Let us know what you think of the episode.
1:03:01
December 13, 2017
Should Hip Hop Have Subgenres Episode
Conversate For A Few is a podcast from No Fridays For Me. This is NOT a podcast about Classical Music. It's a show about Hip Hop; cohosted by Jana Avery and Allan Fuller. This week we'll discuss whether or not Hip Hop needs sub-genres. If so, what are they!?! Follow the show at @ConversateForAFew on Instagram!
36:27
December 7, 2017
The Last Days of SoundCloud Episode
On this episode of Conversate For A Few, the Hip Hop podcast from No Fridays For Me, we discuss the financial woes of SoundCloud, the happenings around the cash injection made to the company by outside investors and how it may affect independent artists. I don't think we left any stone uncovered. Hell...we may have created "a few" new stones lol. Enjoy!
1:04:51
November 29, 2017
Legacy Episode
SPECIAL EPISODE – 4:44 ALBUM REVIEW We dedicated an episode to review each song on Jay-Z's 4:44 album. First we'd listen to a song; then take a break to discuss it. You should listen to the album the same way as you binge on our episodes! https://www.conversateforafew.com https://www.facebook.com/conversateforafew https://www.instagram.com/conversateforafew/ https://soundcloud.com/conversateforafew/sets/jayz-album-review https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jana-avery/conversate-for-a-few/e/52479460
20:06
July 11, 2017
Marcy Me Episode
SPECIAL EPISODE – 4:44 ALBUM REVIEW We dedicated an episode to review each song on Jay-Z's 4:44 album. First we'd listen to a song; then take a break to discuss it. You should listen to the album the same way as you binge on our episodes! https://www.conversateforafew.com https://www.facebook.com/conversateforafew https://www.instagram.com/conversateforafew/ https://soundcloud.com/conversateforafew/sets/jayz-album-review https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jana-avery/conversate-for-a-few/e/52479460
11:47
July 10, 2017
Moonlight Episode
SPECIAL EPISODE – 4:44 ALBUM REVIEW We dedicated an episode to review each song on Jay-Z's 4:44 album. First we'd listen to a song; then take a break to discuss it. You should listen to the album the same way as you binge on our episodes! https://www.conversateforafew.com https://www.facebook.com/conversateforafew https://www.instagram.com/conversateforafew/ https://soundcloud.com/conversateforafew/sets/jayz-album-review https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jana-avery/conversate-for-a-few/e/52479460
25:26
July 9, 2017
Bam Episode
SPECIAL EPISODE – 4:44 ALBUM REVIEW We dedicated an episode to review each song on Jay-Z's 4:44 album. First we'd listen to a song; then take a break to discuss it. You should listen to the album the same way as you binge on our episodes! https://www.conversateforafew.com https://www.facebook.com/conversateforafew https://www.instagram.com/conversateforafew/ https://soundcloud.com/conversateforafew/sets/jayz-album-review https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jana-avery/conversate-for-a-few/e/52479460
20:11
July 8, 2017
Family Feud Episode
SPECIAL EPISODE – 4:44 ALBUM REVIEW We dedicated an episode to review each song on Jay-Z's 4:44 album. First we'd listen to a song; then take a break to discuss it. You should listen to the album the same way as you binge on our episodes! https://www.conversateforafew.com https://www.facebook.com/conversateforafew https://www.instagram.com/conversateforafew/ https://soundcloud.com/conversateforafew/sets/jayz-album-review https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jana-avery/conversate-for-a-few/e/52479460
19:19
July 6, 2017
4:44 Episode
SPECIAL EPISODE – 4:44 ALBUM REVIEW We dedicated an episode to review each song on Jay-Z's 4:44 album. First we'd listen to a song; then take a break to discuss it. You should listen to the album the same way as you binge on our episodes! https://www.conversateforafew.com https://www.facebook.com/conversateforafew https://www.instagram.com/conversateforafew/ https://soundcloud.com/conversateforafew/sets/jayz-album-review https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jana-avery/conversate-for-a-few/e/52479460
16:34
July 5, 2017
Caught Their Eyes Episode
SPECIAL EPISODE – 4:44 ALBUM REVIEW We dedicated an episode to review each song on Jay-Z's 4:44 album. First we'd listen to a song; then take a break to discuss it. You should listen to the album the same way as you binge on our episodes! https://www.conversateforafew.com https://www.facebook.com/conversateforafew https://www.instagram.com/conversateforafew/ https://soundcloud.com/conversateforafew/sets/jayz-album-review https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jana-avery/conversate-for-a-few/e/52479460
15:41
July 4, 2017
Smile Episode
SPECIAL EPISODE – 4:44 ALBUM REVIEW We dedicated an episode to review each song on Jay-Z's 4:44 album. First we'd listen to a song; then take a break to discuss it. You should listen to the album the same way as you binge on our episodes! https://www.conversateforafew.com https://www.facebook.com/conversateforafew https://www.instagram.com/conversateforafew/ https://soundcloud.com/conversateforafew/sets/jayz-album-review https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jana-avery/conversate-for-a-few/e/52479460
25:24
July 3, 2017
Story Of OJ Episode
SPECIAL EPISODE – 4:44 ALBUM REVIEW We dedicated an episode to review each song on Jay-Z's 4:44 album. First we'd listen to a song; then take a break to discuss it. You should listen to the album the same way as you binge on our episodes! https://www.conversateforafew.com https://www.facebook.com/conversateforafew https://www.instagram.com/conversateforafew/ https://soundcloud.com/conversateforafew/sets/jayz-album-review https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jana-avery/conversate-for-a-few/e/52479460
23:19
July 2, 2017
Kill Jay Z Episode
SPECIAL EPISODE – 4:44 ALBUM REVIEW We dedicated an episode to review each song on Jay-Z's 4:44 album. First we'd listen to a song; then take a break to discuss it. You should listen to the album the same way as you binge on our episodes! https://www.conversateforafew.com https://www.facebook.com/conversateforafew https://www.instagram.com/conversateforafew/ https://soundcloud.com/conversateforafew/sets/jayz-album-review https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jana-avery/conversate-for-a-few/e/52479460
33:07
July 1, 2017
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