Enlightened Sounds

Enlightened Sounds

By Gaming Illuminaughty
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The Enlightened Sounds podcast is another entertaining creation by the Gaming Illuminaughty. Join UTxJGTheDon and Leaderoftheflock as we discuss the latest music news, album reviews, our favorite music for the week that you may have never heard of, and random music debates. This isn't your typical music podcast!
Cover art photo provided by Adi Goldstein on Unsplash: unsplash.com/@adigold1
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The Enlightened Sounds podcast is another entertaining creation by the Gaming Illuminaughty. Join UTxJGTheDon and Leaderoftheflock as we discuss the latest music news, album reviews, our favorite music for the week that you may have never heard of, and random music debates. This isn't your typical music podcast!
Cover art photo provided by Adi Goldstein on Unsplash: unsplash.com/@adigold1
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You're My Chick-Fil-A | Episode 28
It's been a while for sure, but UTxJGTheDon and Leaderoftheflock are back with another episode for your head tops! In this episode, we discuss The Game's new album, Lizzo being sued over multiple songs, Cardi B, Fat Joe, and Gucci Mane. Album reviews of Kanye West and Wale. Topic of the week: Which decade of music would you like to live or relive. Enjoy episode 28!
1:31:43
October 29, 2019
Vince Gave The Stamp! | Episode 27
After weeks on hiatus, Leaderoftheflock and UTxJGTheDon are back with another episode! Topics include Nicki Minaj suddenly deciding to retire, Akon dropping three albums next month, TI starting a hip hop judge show, Jay-Z teaming up with the NFL, and Kanye dropping a gospel inspired album. Album reviews of Little Brother and Rapsody. Enjoy episode 27! Social medias: Flock: twitter.com/flock2k JG: twitter.com/utxjgthedon
1:32:43
September 9, 2019
I Love My Wife | Episode 26
The crew is back to talk more music! New releases include Rick Ross, Trippie Redd, Blueface, YBN Cordae, and Chance The Rapper. Topics include the infamous "Top 50" rappers list, Ray J making more business moves, and Griselda signing to Roc Nation. Album reviews include Chance The Rapper and Rick Ross. Enjoy the latest episode!
1:19:11
August 16, 2019
#FreeASAP | Episode 25
After weeks of life hitting us hard, Leaderoftheflock and UTxJGTheDon are back with another music episode. We discuss Jermaine Dupri catching backlash over his female MC comments, Lil Nas X releasing another Old town road remix, R. Kelly's camp snitching on him, freeing ASAP Rocky, and DJ Spinderella suing Salt n Pepa over millions of owed money. Album reviews of Bandana and Revenge of The Dreamers 3. Viewer discussion over our top 5 rap groups and what album made us a fan. Album suggestion: Black Rob - Life Story.
1:12:55
July 25, 2019
Did XXL Get The Freshman List Right? Episode 24
It's summer and the music is coming in droves! Leaderoftheflock and UTxJGTheDon come together once again to discuss the following topics: Maxo Kream signing to Roc Nation Jeezy partnering with a wireless service Damian Lillard Vs. Marvin Bagley XXL Freshman 2019 List Album reviews of: Goldlink - Diaspora Denzel Curry - Zuu Bonus Rap Battle review: Goodz Vs. Cassidy Social media handles: UTxJGTheDon - Twitter.com/utxjgthedon UTxJGTheDon - Twitch.tv/utxjgthedon Leaderoftheflock - Twitter.com/flock2k Leaderoftheflock - Twitch.tv/leaderoftheflock
1:08:25
July 2, 2019
Don't Mess With Da Baby | Episode 23
It's been a minute, but Leaderoftheflock and UTxJGTheDon are back with another episode of Enlightened Sounds. In this episode we discuss why people keep trying Da Baby, Drake getting a 200 million dollar jet for free, and Trae Tha Truth giving back to his community. Album reviews of Logic and Tyler The Creator. Topic of the week includes whether going on a press run is needed in this era of music.
1:09:18
June 4, 2019
Herp Alert! | Episode 22
Welcome to another episode of Enlightened Sounds featuring Leaderoftheflock and UTxJGTheDon. Today we discuss the herpes outbreak at Coachella, someone defacing a Nipsey Hussle vigil, Meek Mill getting denied travel to Canada, and Pharrell starting a music education lab. Album reviews of Anderson .Paak - Ventura, and Schoolboy Q - CrasH Talk. RIP John Singleton
56:33
May 1, 2019
This One Hit Different | Episode 21
It's been a minute, but Leaderoftheflock and UTxJGTheDon found time to converge for another episode of Enlightened Sounds. The big topic is of course the death of Nipsey Hussle. We remember all of the positive things he did for not only his community, but for the world. Other topic include Jay Z and Beyonce being honored at the GLADD awards, Yasiin Bey producing two more albums, Lil Nas X getting his song taken off of the billboard, and Drake investing more into eSports. Album reviews of Anonymuz "There Is No Threat". We also discuss what it takes to make your next album better than your last.
1:13:46
April 16, 2019
There Is No Threat | Episode 20
Welcome to episode 20 of Enlightened Sounds. UTxJGTheDon and Leaderoftheflock converge once again to talk about all things music. Topics include Tech 9 (Battle Rapper) passing away, No Jumper having a robbery attempt two times in a week, and Daniel Caesar's ingnorance. T-Top Vs. Iron Solomon battle rap review. Topic of the week is how we feel about rappers self proclaiming that they're the GOAT. 
49:35
March 27, 2019
Is Michael Jackson's Legacy Tarnished? | Episode 19
Another week, another episode! Leaderoftheflock and UTxJGTheDon converge for episode 19. Topics include Michael Jackson getting his music taken off of radio stations following the latest documentary, Schoolboy Q possibly preparing for his next album, Sony getting sued by a producer over a Bryson Tiller/J. Cole song, and Lil Kim dropping an album after 14 years. Album reviews include 2 Chainz and Solange. Rap battle review of Hollow Da Don Vs. Math Hoffa. Enjoy the latest episode!
59:23
March 13, 2019
Did Offset Produce The Best Album? | Episode 18
UTxJGTheDon and Leaderoftheflock are back to give you all the music news you crave! Episode 18 features Tyrese playing Teddy Pendergrass, Wu-Tang clan going back on tour, and Kanye being a slave to his record label. Album reviews include Offset: Father of 4. Music topics include our favorite producers of all time. We hope you all enjoy this episode and continue to support!
48:07
March 5, 2019
This Is America | Episode 17
The crew is back and we still have no music to listen to! In this episode we discuss the grammys winners and losers, the Jussie Smollett situation, T.I. boycotting all of the major high fashion clothing brands, and Ja Rule starting up another Fyre Festival company. This Black history month sucks!
1:09:13
February 23, 2019
Tory Lanez Vs. Everybody | Episode 16
After a two week hiatus, Leaderoftheflock and UTxJGTheDon reconvene for another episode. Topics include Tory Lanez going after everyone, Soulja Boy and his clout, Nas selling Pluto TV, and Young Dolph getting hemmed by his label. Album reviews of Future and Boogie, and starting random beefs. Enjoy episode 16!
1:13:13
February 1, 2019
The Current State of Battle Rap | Episode 15
Welcome to 2019! Leaderoftheflock and UTxJGTheDon are back with a fresh episode to bring in the new year. This episode discusses Dreamville possibly making the best collaboration album ever, the Hollow Da Don Vs. John John Da Don battle, the current state of battle rap, and our favorite artists in the last 10 years.
50:03
January 14, 2019
The Enlightened Sounds Top 10 Albums Of 2018
The conversation you all have been waiting for has arrived! Join Leaderoftheflock, UTxJGTheDon, and special guest StevenUnivers3 as we go over our own personal top 10 albums of 2018! Hope you all enjoy and we will see you all in 2019
48:49
December 29, 2018
Still Going Platinum With No Features | Episode 14
*Warning my audio was a little hot since my audio settings got changed without me knowing, so we apologize* Merry Christmas everyone! This will be the last regular episode of the year, as the next episode will be going over our top 10 albums of 2018! This episode focuses on J. Cole going platinum again with no features, Travis Scott joining the halftime Superbowl show, reviews of Kodak Black and Method Man, and avoiding social media as an entertainer.
53:15
December 24, 2018
Who Is The King of R&B? | Episode 13
Coming into the end of 2018, Leaderoftheflock and UTxJGTheDon come together once again to talk everything music. Topics on this episode include SouljaBoy's console being real, the 'King of R&B' debate, album reviews of Meek Mill and Earl Sweatshirt, and the importance of knowing how to MC and produce.
1:07:55
December 16, 2018
When Maintaining A Persona Goes Too Far | Episode 12
Happy Holidays! Leaderoftheflock and UTxJGTheDon converge after Thanksgiving to talk more music. This week focuses on Denzel Curry shouting out our boy Anonymuz, Joyner Lucas and Tory Lanez having a friendly rap battle, reviews on JID and Jaden Smith, and having a rap persona.
1:11:12
December 1, 2018
Drug Culture In Rap Is... | Episode 11
The crew is back for yet another episode! This week we discuss Soulja Boy possibly making a console, 2 Milly possibly taking Epic Games to court over the "Milly Rock", album reviews of Vince Staples and 9th Wonder, and discussing the shift in drug culture in rap.
1:12:06
November 17, 2018
Bieber In The Trap | Episode 10
Leaderoftheflock and UTxJGTheDon are back for another week of music talk! Topics include Justin Bieber getting stuck in the hood, a possible Snoop Dogg biopic, album reviews of Smino and Takeoff, and what criteria we feel makes a complete artist.
1:09:13
November 11, 2018
What Makes An Album A Classic? | Episode 9
Fresh out of the bay for Twitchcon 2018, UTxJGTheDon and Leaderoftheflock discuss Migos allegedly stealing music, album reviews of "Pieces of a Man" and "Suncity", and discuss what the first song you first remembered word for word. Enjoy episode 9!
52:54
November 1, 2018
Automatic Legend After You Die? | Episode 8
In this episode of Enlightened Sounds, Leaderoftheflock and UTxJGTheDon talk about How High 2 not including Redman and Method Man, reviewing Dime Trap and Beloved, and talk about an artist's legacy after they die compared to when they were alive.
58:47
October 25, 2018
Is Tha Block Still Hot? | Episode 7
UTxJGTheDon and Leaderoftheflock come together for episode 7 of the Enlightened Sounds Podcast. This time we discuss what people are listening to on Spotify, review Tha Carter 5 and YSIV, and discuss what genres outside of music that hip hop had a greater impact on. Sponsor: Director Sygmod and the "Hello World" playlist: https://goo.gl/LCPXR5
1:25:21
October 13, 2018
Friends With The Fishes? | Episode 6
In this week's episode, UTxJGTheDon and Leaderoftheflock break down Apple's recent moves in the music world, Lupe's new album 'DROGAS Wave', and discuss if an artist can survive off of music alone in this era.
48:13
October 1, 2018
Is Kanye Doing Too Much? | Episode 5
After a short delay, Leaderoftheflock and UTxJgTheDon are back with another podcast. Today we discuss the Carter V controversy, Kanye moving back to Chicago and dropping another album, album reviews of NoName, 6LACK, and Wale, and how important your image is for your music career.
1:21:55
September 24, 2018
Eminem Versus Joe Budden | Episode 4
Check out the "Hello World" playlist here: https://goo.gl/9FQJ81 In this episode of the Enlightened Sounds podcast, UTxJGTheDon and LeaderoftheFlock are joined by AbSm00th to talk about the most important music topic in the past week, Eminem's Kamikaze. We also review Bas "Milky Way", discuss the importance of features for an artist, and discuss projects vs live appearances for an artists' longevity.
1:48:10
September 6, 2018
Album Sales = GOAT? | Episode 3
Shoutout to our sponsor Director Sygmod and the "Hello World" playlist: https://goo.gl/LCPXR5 In this episode we talk about the NBA Live 19 soundtrack, review Young Thug, Amine, and Stefflon Don's albums, and discuss album sales affecting your relevance.
1:07:00
August 28, 2018
RIP The Queen Of Soul - Episode 2
In episode 2 of the Enlightened Sounds podcast, Leaderoftheflock and UTxJGTheDon discuss a legend passing away, Aretha Franklin. Other news includes the NBA 2K19 soundtrack, album reviews of Trippie Redd and Nicki Minaj, and whether you can still blow up in the music game off of talent alone.
1:33:03
August 18, 2018
The Enlightened Season Is Here! - Episode 1
Welcome to the first episode of Enlightened Sounds! In this episode, we discuss whether having a label is really worth it nowadays. The new albums that came out the week of August 10th. Album reviews of Astroworld, Swimming, and Stay Dangerous. We also debate the most important part of a song. Hope you all enjoyed the first episode
1:32:36
August 13, 2018
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