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LIVE From The Basement

By Live From The Basement
Live From The Basement is on a quest to shine a light on the musical and cultural background behind hip-hop.

We have been producing our podcast for over 13 years independently sharing a multi-textural show focusing on several aspects of hip-hop culture and discussion.

With an ever increasing passion and dedication, Live From The Basement still aims to feature thought-provoking, fun and insightful content bridging the gaps between music, culture and lifestyle.
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They're Shutting Us Down! | Episode 103
Maybe it's time to say goodbye... but it's hard to let go of the dream we've invested years of our life into.  We're now being disassembled by record labels for copyright infringement.   We'll do our best to get things right and keep the show alive. Stream artists this episode here:
February 12, 2021
TikTok Rappers | Episode 102
JMack here. I'm back in the captain's chair, completely reinvigorated to drive this thing until the wheels fall off! This week I'm talking with you about Donald Trump leaving office, we review some rappers from TikTok and revisit a few albums that dropped 10 years ago today.    Listen to music this episode:
January 20, 2021
Enjoy | Episode 101
Major, Mola, Mack and Phro all in the house to keep the momentum for the tail end of 2020.   And why not?  It's been a rough year, we all gotta do our best to end this on the highest note possible, let's have some fun and reflect a little.   We appreciate each and every one of you who listen and support the show.  
December 4, 2020
The Wolfpack | Episode 100
All four of us finally made it back to the basement for a special reunion around episode 100 (really 300) and our 15th birthday!  We pulled up some of our favorite memories of the past 15 years, talked politics, sports, you know, doin' what your boys do best.  It's episode 100, lets celebrate!! Music played this episode:
November 3, 2020
The Art | Episode 99
Why isn't hip-hop ever brought up with other cultural art forms?   Let's also dig into Trump's taxes and our plans for the upcoming episode 100! Music Played This Episode:
September 28, 2020
History | Episode 98
This episode let's talk about some messages we've been getting around the crew here on the show, Kanye's mental health situation, OUR mental health situation and lets play some Rap Roulette and listen to some dope new hip-hop!! Music Played This Episode:
August 17, 2020
Resist | Episode 97
Let's talk about the black lives matter narrative and the politics around it, and briefly touch on the the dumpster fire that is 2020.  Thank you all for being so patient, the timing of all of this is perfect and also the worst.  Also got some great new music this episode. Music Played This Episode:
July 18, 2020
The Ronas | Episode 96
A special episode featuring a visit from one of our founding members Phro!  This episode we talked about "The Ronas" and all things related to it and wrapped it up with a relaxing, twelve minute reggae riddim brought to you by JMack!   Music Played This Episode:
April 5, 2020
Stay Home | Episode 95
This episode we talk about staying optimistic during this maddening time.   We're here for you with some new music, rap roulette and we checked out some dope quarantine streams from DJ Premiere, D-Nice, 9th Wonder and Easy Mo Bee!  Hope you're all well and trying to stay positive out there, here are some links for those in need of assistance or for those who want to help others in need:  MusicCares Covid-19 Relief Fund: United Way Global Relief Fund: U.S. tax relief, visit:   Small Business Assistance:
March 22, 2020
Calm Down | Episode 94
Everything is closed down, people are sick, and all we have is this new Jay Electronica album.  Let's talk about it.   Music Played This Episode:
March 14, 2020
Malapropism | Episode 93
This episode JMack reviews  Lil Baby's "My Turn" and Royce Da 5'9's "The Allegory". Also, Megan Thee Stallion's album deal drama, Jim Jones trashing US Marines and what album makes a great movie? Music Played this Episode:
March 5, 2020
This week we talk about the #GODZILLACHALLENGE, Nick Cannon still trying to fire shots at Em and our shiny new website!!  Of course you know we have some fire new independent hip-hop joints too, LETS GO!!!  Music Played This Episode:
February 26, 2020
JUICE ft. and Interview w/ MC Shan | Episode 91
Another episode with some fire new music and one of our favorite interviews ever on the show, with the legendary Queensbridge native, Juice Crew member, the one and only MC Shan.   We hope you enjoy listening to this one as much as we enjoyed recording it!! Music Played This Episode:
February 14, 2020
B4 | Episode 90
Let's talk about this Jay Electronica new album, the E40 vs. Richie Rich beef,  old cars, cartoons and helping those who need it.    Help Gift of Gab of Blackalicious with his Kidney Transplant: Music played this episode:
February 7, 2020
GRIMEY | Episode 89
Let's talk about this new Eminem album "Music to Murder By", Lil Wayne's new album "Funeral".    Also Mack's thoughts on Jay-Z having a seat during the national anthem at the super bowl and new stuff coming next episode! Listen to music played this episode here:
February 5, 2020
Em vs. Nick Cannon | Episode 88
Let's talk about the dumpster fire that is this Em vs. Nick Cannon rap beef, TikTok, legalization and listen to some new tunes!   Next episode lets review Eminems new album too! Songs played this episode:   * Gold Link - "New Black" (Shagabond Remix) * 50 Cent - "9 Shots" * bbno$ & y2k = "Lalala" * Collie Buddz - "Legal Now" * Phil Swish - "DRKSHDWBXR" * Pasalacqua ft. Red Pill, Sheefy McFly & Doss the Artiss - "RAPRAPRAPRA pt. 1 & 2"
January 18, 2020
MMXX | Episode 87
It's 2020, let's get this decade started with a new episode of Live From The Basement.  It's been a while since we've been able to get together but that shouldn't stop us from dropping episodes for you.  Let's go! Playlist this Episode:  * Kojey Radical - "2020" * Black Milk ft. Sam Austins - "Black NASA" * J Nolan & DopeNorTeria - "New Vision" * Smif-N-Wessun ft. Rick Ross - "Let Me Tell Ya" * EARTHGANG ft. J.I.D. - "Meditate" * CJ Trillo - "Distance"
January 8, 2020
Playlist: Throw It Back | Episode 86
Yo Mack is back with a 90's megamix just like they used to do back in the day.  Enjoy some of the tracks you remember and maybe some you dont!  Let's GO!!
September 26, 2019
Playlist: Return | Episode 85
After almost a full year hiatus, It's Episode 85 and we promise not to let you down for a long time.   Let's see where this thing takes us.  So heres seven great songs to get this kicked off again.   We hope you enjoy it, have fun with it, find some new music you love or some great ones you already knew. Playlist this episode:  * Marlon Craft - Dribblin' * Brockhampton - If You Pray Right * Ras Kass - F.L.Y. * M.E.D. & Blu ft. Mibbs - Peroxide Remix * Oddisee ft. Paolo Escobar - Back of My Mind * Jack Karowak - Home * Mac Miller - 2009 @ NPR's Tiny Desk 
September 4, 2019
Playlist: THE BIG CHILL | Episode 84
You ready for some new hip-hop?!! LET'S GO! Played this episode: * Brother Ali - "Own Light" * Ill Camille ft. Punch - "Goes Down" * Dave East - "No Pork" * Boogie - "The Reach" * Roc Marciano ft. Black Though & Alchemist - "Roman Candles" * King Mez - "Sunny Side Up"
December 10, 2018
YANDHI | Episode 83
We speculate a few short hours before Kanye drops his latest release "Yandhi". How's this gonna go? What will it sound like? What's going to happen on SNL?
September 30, 2018
KILLDEVIL: Em vs. MGK | Episode 82
The team takes the Em vs. MGK beef tracks and completely break them down from a rap fan, lyricist and production perspective. Who takes the win?
September 28, 2018
Album Review: Royce Da 5'9 - Book of Ryan | Episode 81
Big announcement this episode!! Also this episode, Royce's latest effort may or may not get the "blender treatment" as we review "Book of Ryan" for Blend It or Bump It. What were your thoughts on this album?
August 16, 2018
Off The Books | Episode 80
This episode we played a new game against caller Jay Lamont, “Is it Kanye, a grade schooler, a serial killer of 50 cent?” and gave away “The Rap Yearbook” and “Cooking with Coolio”. We also talked about R.Kelly’s mess and talked some sports. Lets go!
July 12, 2018
Album Review: Post Malone – Beer Bongs & Bentleys | Episode 79
We pulled this one out of the more recent vault to share with you. Yes we have a LOT of album reviews to catch up and theyre comin! More episodes comin!
June 22, 2018
Dragon Energy x Interview with Young MC | Episode 76
We talk about Kanye Wests shenanigans, the NFL draft, J.Coles KOD album and special interview with the one and only Young MC!!
April 30, 2018
Where They At Doe? | Episode 75
Theyre right here! Episode 75!! This episode we talk about some of our recent trips, try some new brew and check the new Phonte album No News Is Good News. Lets check it out!>
April 16, 2018
The Return | Episode 74
“Never on schedule, but always on time.” We’re back! The stashbox was ready, and 6ix9ine’s Day69 is up for Blend it or Bump it! Let’s see how it goes!!
April 5, 2018
The Next Episode | Episode 73
Here’s Episode 73, second part of the long, and abruptly ended (sorry about that) Episode 72. Hope you all enjoy it and we can’t wait to get back to the basement again!!  
March 3, 2018
The Distance. | Episode 72
Let's get this thing going again! Here's Episode 72 which we recorded back in May.
February 17, 2018
Playlist: Biggie Remixes | Episode 71
Just a few short days after Notorious BIGs birthday (May 21), heres a playlist of dope remixes to celebrate! Happy 45th Big we miss you!
May 26, 2017
Playlist: Happy. | Episode 70
This week everything is amazing and I wanted to share some music with you that reflected that. Hope you all enjoy this! -Mack Episode Playlist: Koncept & McNasty – “Gone” Flawless Real Talk – “Intruder” Quartermaine – “Get Me Down” Gizelle (@GizzyWorldWide) – “Shine” (cover) Buddy – “Shine” Nef The Pharaoh – “On My Way” Abhi The Nomad – “The Last Supper” PJ – “Nickles & Dimes” Big K.R.I.T. – “K.R.I.T. 4Eva” IAmOnlyMook ft. Phil Swish – “Pep In Your Step”
May 18, 2017
Commentary: April Twenty Ninth | Episode 69
Last week marked the 25th Anniversary of the acquittal of the four officers who beat Rodney King and the Los Angeles riots. JMack recounts his memories of that day. Episode Playlist: * King Los ft. Marsha Ambrosius – “War” * Bobby Sessions – “Black America” * J. Dilla – “F*** The Police” * 2Pac – “Crooked N*** Too” (QB Remix) * James Watts ft AP – “The Other Side”
May 10, 2017
On The Patio | Episode 68
Grab a couple cold ones and sit on the patio at the local bar with us. Has Kendrick Lamar reached "GOAT" status? Also, K.Dot vs. 2Pac, Beyonce&'s longevity, the Facebook Live shooter and more.
May 1, 2017
Album Review: Damn. | Episode 67
Our review of Kendrick Lamar’s latest album "DAMN" as we were rollin in the car. What we're your thoughts on the album? Episode Playlist: * Cadillac Freeze “This Feeling” * Freeway ft. Dave East “Hold The Fort” * Gods'Illa ft. Stic Man of Dead Prez “Plugged” * Anik Khan “Kites”
April 24, 2017
The B-Side | Episode 66
Mack forgot to stop recording on Episode 64, here's a little piece of what happens in The Basement when recording stops with a playlist of tracks at the end! Enjoy! Episode Playlist: * Matt Citron - “New Reign” * Wuntayk Timmy - “Regular” * Gold Link - “New Black” (Shagabond Remix) * Freddie Gibbs - “Andrea” * Dizzy Wright - “Wanna Remind You”
April 17, 2017
Playlist: Peanuts | Episode 65
A random conversation about the love and relationships within the Peanuts cartoon.
April 10, 2017
Goodbye 2016 | Episode 64
Blame it on 2016. The episode is dropping four months later. Back to our regularly scheduled programming. Here's episode 64, we talk about 2016, some of our favorite and most disliked albums of the year as well as a review of The Lox new album (which was new at the time) "Filthy America .... It's Beautiful".
April 3, 2017
Happy Christmahannukwanzadan | Episode 63
It's the annual holiday episode and Major, Mack and Martin were in the Basement! This episode we talked about 2016 XXL Freshmen class, the holidays and we reviewed an album we missed this year, Smoke DZA and Pete Rock's "Don't Smoke Rock" album. Happy Christmahannukwanzadan y'all! Episode Playlist: * Gold Link - "Gold Links Flow" * Cadillac Freeze - "Ladies Love Kool James" * Lalo Lloyd ft. Mia - "That Part" Remix
January 3, 2017
Rewind: Let’s Just Be Honest | Episode 62
Due to a snow storm we didn't have Major in the basement this week. So JMack took the opportunity to address a LOT of feedback we've been getting regarding the J.Cole "4 Your Eyez Only" album review he and MOLA1 did in the last episode, Episode 61. In this rewind episode, we go back to August, 2013 to Episode 215 of the HoodHype Podcast featuring an interview with one of our favorites, Midaz The Beast. Hope you enjoy it! Episode Playlist: * Sikai - "Horoscopes For Real N**as: * Leon Marin - "Living Viciously" * Midaz The Beast - "Champion Of The Block" * Midaz The Beast - "Jane Doe"
December 19, 2016
The Emperor’s Folded Clothes | Episode 61
This episode JMack & MOLA1 are in the basement. We talk about J.Cole's new album "4 Your Eyez Only", Shia Labouf's diss track and we play a new game we like to call "Rap Roulette". Welcome back! Episode Playlist: Notorious BIG - “10 Crack Commandments” Remix Nipsey Hussle ft. Freeway & Cuzzy Capone - " Fucc Em'" Brass Tracks ft. Sinatra & Alexander Lewis - “Let Me Put This Cup Down” Koda The Friend - "Sunny Day Music"
December 12, 2016
A playlist full of an HOUR of RAP, RAP and more RAP. New full episode the whole team coming soon! Episode Playlist: * Joyner Lucas ft. Busta Rhymes - "Jumanji" * K.A.A.N. x Logic ft. Castro - "Disgusting Kaancepts" (Remix) * Sam Gellaitry- "Arriba" (Lege Kale Remix) * Amine - "Caroline" * Elujay w/ Just Rese - "EBMUD" * Cadillac Freeze - "Ladies Love Kool James" * Freddie Gibbs - "Red Blooded" * Slum Village ft. Kam Corvet- "We On" * MOLA1 - "Knock Knock" * Nick Weaver - "What You Doin These Days" * Mazhe - "Way Too Long" * Tito Lo (Tito Lopez) - "U Know" * Vann - "So Gone"
December 4, 2016
Breaks | Episode 59
It’s a messy one. We hope you have fun with it! We’ll be back soon enough!
November 24, 2016
Playlist: MOAR | Episode 58
Back at it with a VERY important announcement for all of you! LET’S GO! Episode Playlist: * Sean Price – “Rap Professor” * Flawless Real Talk – “Tax Season” * Audio Push ft. Musiq Soulchild – “Praise You” * Yelawolf ft. Ben Hameen – “Soul Everyday” * Larry Fisherman ft. Cee Lo – “We” * Koncept – “Time To Go”
September 22, 2016
Our Visit to The Art Of Rap Festival | Episode 57
We checked out the last stop of the Art of Rap Festival in Detroit. It wasn’t what we expected. Check out the YouTube Video here, and listen to the episode in the Podcast! Episode Playlist: * Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5 – “Superrappin'” * EPMD – “Crossover” * Naughty By Nature – “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” * Mobb Deep – “Survival Of The Fittest” * Ice-T – “6 In The Mornin'” * Public Enemy – “Don’t Believe The Hype”
September 2, 2016
Playlist: Summer Madness | Episode 56
We put together another playlist episode with a chill summer vibe to calm that “Summer Madness”. More episodes EVERY week!
August 3, 2016
The Wall | Episode 55
We dive deeper into the topic about the “hip-hop wall” and creating a manifesto for a new genre of rap.
July 21, 2016
Snap Judgement | Episode 54
This week we talk about SnapChat, the Joe Budden vs. Drake Beef, and putting up a wall up on the Canadian border.
July 12, 2016
Playlist: BBQ Boogie Volume 2 | Episode 53
We put together another installment of some of our favorite joints to have playing in the background when you're having a barbecue! It's our second installment of the BBQ Boogie! You can check out volume 1 on Episode 205 over at HoodHype!
June 30, 2016
Interview: Grandmaster Caz | Episode 52
The opportunity to speak to one of the most influential legends in hip-hop is one of the highest honors in this culture. So when we had the opportunity to speak with one of the greats we gave him a call. Grandmaster Caz of The Cold Crush Brothers was not only one of the very first MC’s to ever start actually writing his rhymes for his songs, but he was also THE first ghost writer in hip-hop music. We talked to Caz about all of these things, his experience working with Macklemore and the early beginnings of hip-hop. Enjoy and have fun with it! Twitter: @GrandMasterCaz Facebook: GRANDMASTER-CAZ-FAN-PAGE
June 23, 2016
Playlist: Instrumentalizm | Episode 51
Heres another bangin’ playlist episode full of some dope instrumentals for you to vibe out to all week! Also, Major’s Question of the Week: “In hip-hop, who’s death would have the biggest impact on you?” Episode Playlist: * !llmind – “Prometheus” * TEK.LUN – “That’s What Makes it Hip Hop” * R-kay – “No Strings Attached” * OCTOBR — “Sleepyhead” * Ebrahim x Häzel — “Zilch” * Mikos Da Gawd — “Arpee” * Teemid — “I.N.Y.L. (Like The Sunshine)” * SwuM. — “Finess” * Birocratic x Flamingosis – “Passing By”
June 7, 2016
Off The Leash | Episode 49
Major gets personal and talks about his recent separation, his new adventures and how he’s “Off The Leash”. Episode Playlist: * Big KRIT & Warren G – “No Static” * Royce Da 5’9″ ft. K.Young – “Misses” * DJ Quik ft. Shy Carter – “A New Nite (Rosecrans Groove)”
May 24, 2016
Interview: Parrish Smith of EPMD | Episode 48
Here’s an INTERVIEW EPISODE for this week featuring an interview with Parrish Smith (aka PMD) of EPMD! We had a lot of fun talking with Parrish about his history with hip-hop, some of his tour stories as well as the future of EPMD, with some great music from the era throughout the episode. Twitter: @PMDofEPMD Instagram: @pmd_mic_doc Episode Playlist: * EPMD – “Underground” * EPMD – “Please Listen To My Demo” * DAS EFX – “They Want Efx” * EPMD – “I’m Mad”
May 18, 2016
Respeck It! | Episode 47
This episode we talked about the infamous Birdman visit to the Breakfast Club and Drake’s “Views from the 6” for a minute. Also this week, the return of the Stash Box and we talk Tidal and the effects of holding content hostage! Episode Playlist: Nipsey Hussle – “Ocean Views” Nicholas May ft. Jared Evan – “StillStanding” Havoc + Alchemist ft. Method Man – “Buck 50’s” Advertisement Are you sick and tired of paying cellphone bills? Tired of being disconnected for late payments. Then you should to go to
May 10, 2016
Playlist: You Ready? | Episode 46
You asked, we’re delivering. Here’s a new playlist episode full of some great music with heart to get you through the week! Rock out and get in the groove with JMack this episode! Episode Playlist: * Joyner Lucas – “Panda” (Remix) * Bobby Sessions – “Black Neighborhood” * Sugar Tongue Slim – “Radio Activity” * Torae – “What’s Love” * C.L. Smooth ft. Skyzoo & DJ Devastate – “Perfect Timing” (Max I Million Remix) * Kipp Stone – “Cult Classic” * Murs & 9th Wonder – “God Black / Black God” * Rapper Big Pooh – “Don’t Change” * Allan Rayman – “Lucy The Tease”
May 3, 2016
A Tribute to Prince | Episode 45
We put together a few words and songs as we mourn the loss of a musical legend and celebrate his life and incredible influence to music across all genres. This episode is dedicated to the Purple One. Rest in Power Prince.
April 27, 2016
Commentary: Organized Noize | Episode 44
This episode we dissect QD3 & FlavorUnit’s new flick “The Art of Organized Noize“, a documentary about the musical career of one of the most prolific music production crews of all time, Organized Noize. We also took this opportunity to get a young listener on the show to talk about his music choices in 2016. As always, drop us a comment or hit us up on twitter, facebook or email!
April 19, 2016
Evolution | Episode 43
This episode we discuss what’s next. We’ve been producing and releasing this show for over 10 years and we’ve decided to take it back to the earlier days. To when we wouldn’t take ourselves so seriously and have more fun. It’s been one hell of a ride and it wouldn’t have been as amazing as it’s been had it not been for everyone who has worked on this show, and more importantly all of you who have downloaded, listened, called, emailed, tweeted and supported us over the years. We appreciate all that you’ve done for us over the years and we hope we can continue to make you laugh, think and have more fun on the train ride, at your job, during the commute or wherever we are with you. Thank you, and see you all next episode! Drop us a message, let us know what YOU wanna hear! * Major on Twitter
April 12, 2016
Episode #67 Part 2
Just added to this feed April 11, 2016, this is the second of a two-part episode, Episode #67 we released back on July of 2008 featuring an interview with Bishop Lamont. We released it on the blog but never dropped it on the feed. Wow. Hope you enjoy the memories yall!
April 11, 2016
What Now? | Episode 42
This episode we showed up, we pushed some buttons and talked about some things. Hope you like it.
March 15, 2016
Ageless| Episode 41
Are you getting too old? Let’s talk about age, Steve Harvey’s mistakes and Logic’s album “The Incredible True Story”.
February 16, 2016
Goodbye 2015| Episode 40
We bid farewell to 2015, some of our favorite show moments, Steve Harvey, a debate over Complex’s latest list of rappers and more!
January 5, 2016
The Pain | Episode 39
This episode we discussed the painful Keith Murray battle with Fredro Starr, checked out The Game – The Documentary 2 for Blend It or Bump It and more! Download it and check it out!
November 25, 2015
The Hip-Hop Draft ft Interview with Wes Jackson | Episode 38
This episode we talked about the Drake & Future album. We also spoke with Brooklyn Bodega‘s Wes Jackson to talk about his article aimed at a Complex magazine writer’s blog post disparaging true hip-hop heads. Also this episode we started our first Hip-Hop Draft, reviewed Jay Rock’s 90059 album and more!
November 5, 2015
Dre’s Ghost ft Interview with "The Glove" Taylor | Episode 37
Major, JMack and Mola1 sit down and have a convo with one of the unsung heroes of West Coast hip-hop, former DJ to Ice-T and right-hand man to Dr. Dre, Chris “The Glove” Taylor. This was by far one of the most enlightening interviews we’ve had. Also this episode, Hip-Hop Essentials and odd couples in hip-hop.
October 27, 2015
The Questions | Episode 36
Major wasn’t in this week so JMack and MOLA1 decided to hang out in the basement and go through some of our favorite interviews over the past 10 years of the show. Interviews this episode included Daz Dillinger, Sean Price, Billy Corbin Director of Cocaine Cowboys, Bishop Lamont, Raphael Saadiq (kinda), Joe Budden, Stat Quo, Buck Shot, Killer Mike, Treach and AZ. Check it out, let us know what your favorites were!
October 14, 2015
Rap Wordz with Friends | Episode 35
We’ve taken rap lyrics from your favorite songs, and turned them into plain, proper English. We also talked about Macklemore paying respect to the classics and we reviewed Scarface’s new album Deeply Rooted. Review this album and play Rap Wordz with Friends with us!
October 1, 2015
Live From The Basement: Ye for President | Episode 34
This week we ask you what hip-hop biopic do YOU want to see? We picked ours and discussed them too! We also went in on the MTV Video Music Awards and of course you know we had to talk about Ye's rant. Also this episode it was time for our hip-hop essentials, this time we picked essential mixtapes! What are some of your essential picks?
September 24, 2015
Compton ft Interview with MC Ren of NWA | Episode 33
This week, we spun tracks from the West Coast, review of the Straight Outta Compton movie, Dr. Dre’s Compton Soundtrack for Blend It or Bump It, and we had a special guest interview with none other than NWA’s own MC Ren!
September 15, 2015
What’s Beef? | Episode 32
This week we discussed all things beef. From Meek Mill vs. Drake to Ghost vs. Action Bronson, we picked each apart, threw it on the barbecue and sliced it up into delicious edible pieces for you to enjoy. Also this episode, to keep the beef theme going, we put together a special hip-hop essentials for you and selected our top three essential hip-hop diss tracks of all time! Bon apetit!
September 2, 2015
What’s Number One? | Episode 31
This week we discuss what makes a #1 record (in light of Joey Bada$$ twitter comments), we also played a game to see if we could tell the difference between three mediocre beers, and we reviewed A$AP Rocky’s sophomore effort “At. Long. Last. ASAP” for Blend It or Bump It. Of course you know we also have some GREAT new music! Download episode 31 and get in on the convo!
July 31, 2015
Equality | Episode 30
We’re excited to be back and recovered from the recent flood! We can’t thank you all enough for your kind words and support to help us get back recording the show! This episode discuss the Rachel Dolezal situation, same sex marriage in the U.S. and pick our hip-hop essentials
July 7, 2015
The Good Fight | Episode 29
Oddisee’s “The Good Fight” is on the chopping block and we discuss Jay-Z’s B-Sides Concert and controversial freestyle on Tidal. We hope this episode ‘tides’ you over as we ‘Fight the Good Fight’ to repair the Basement and get back on the air for Episode 30!
June 18, 2015
Motion Picture Soundtrack ft. Fatman Scoop | Episode 28
It’s all about Soundtracks this week. We asked what happened to great urban and hip-hop films, as well as their soundtracks and selected a few for our Hip-Hop Essentials picks this week! We also pulled some special Root Beer out of the StashBox from Small Town Brewery that had the crew buzzing…literally. All that and a surprise call from a special guest, the legendary Fatman Scoop!
June 9, 2015
F.I.L.A. | Episode 27
This week we review Raekwon’s latest album “F.I.L.A.”, discuss some of the most overrated MC’s of all time, review Tecate beer for the stashbox and talk about some of our current Netflix favorites and more! Listen in to see how it all went down.
May 26, 2015
#MAYPAC | Episode 26
This week we discuss some of the most underrated MC’s of all time as well as the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight. We invited our friend John Nash aka HeyNotTheFace, a writer to come over to get into the discussion as well as comment on his recent article about where this fight ranks among the biggest matches of all time. Also this episode, we got into our essential hip-hop album picks and got a surprise call from King Kirk of Sporty Thievz!
May 19, 2015
The Episode About Nothing | Episode 25
This episode Major, JMack and Mola1 discuss #WorstRapLines, Jay-Z’s Tidal music service and Wale’s The Album About Nothing was up for Blend It or Bump It!
May 15, 2015
Say Something Nice! | Episode 24
This episode we celebrated the birthday of a very important album in hip-hop history made this episode’s picks for Essential Hip-Hop Albums and played our brand new game “Say Something Nice”.
May 7, 2015
Dre La Soul | Episode 23 ft Interview with Bishop Lamont & XZibit
This episode we reviewed some new candidates for our open intern position here at the show, we also spoke to our long-time friend of the show, Bishop Lamont to talk about what he’s working on, get his opinion on the Kendrick Lamar album. All that AND we ran through our essential album picks this episode. Check it out!
April 29, 2015
#TPAB (To Pimp a Butterfly) | Episode 22
Our long awaited review of Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly is finally here! Not only did we check out this album from Blend It or Bump It, Mack talked about his frustrations with “over used” break beats, we also discussed frat house racism and the morning television show that followed, the stash box and a whole lot more!
April 15, 2015
WTF Eddie? | Episode 20
This episode we talked about Kanye trying to steal the spotlight again, how MTV’s “Pimp My Ride” was all a sham and how Eddie ruined what could have been an amazing moment on Saturday Night Live. All this and we had a very VERY special Stashbox segment featuring Russian River Brewing’s “Pliney Elder” brew as well as our latest essential albums picks! We also got our hands on some new sound clips, and you know how we get with shiny new things.
March 21, 2015
Pac’s Letter | Episode 19
This episode we went through Pac’s letter in detail. In it, he mentioned his growing beef with Notorious BIG and his idea of forming a massive supergroup. We also reviewed Joey Bada$$ album B4DA$$ for Blend It or Bump It!
March 8, 2015
Ante Up! | Episode 18
This episode we talked about taking bets on Hip-Hop Grammy categories. But it didn’t come without it’s fair share of drama. Also this episode, Stashbox and we pick our Essential Albums!
February 19, 2015
Ye vs. Just Blaze | Episode 17
This episode we talked about Ye vs. Just Blaze we touched on “inflategate” and reviewed Lupe Fiasco’s final album Tetsuo and Youth.
February 8, 2015
On The TLC Tip | Episode 16
This episode we talked about Grammy nominations, TLC’s Kickstarter campaign, drinking too much, essential albums and all kinds of your calls! Keyword this episode, “HAMM’s”.   Don’t forget to check out our “Essential Albums” page for the latest additions!
February 1, 2015
Azalea vs Azealia | Episode 15
This episode Major, Mack & Mola1 spent the show discussing the Iggy Azalea vs Azealia Banks debate. Also this episode: essential albums, some dope hip-hop tracks and your calls and messages!  
January 18, 2015
Year In Review | Episode 14
Episode #14 our official Year In Review for 2014 and reviewed Fabolous latest “effort”. We talked our favorite drink of the year, favorite music, news items and more. Get in on this episode it was a fun one!
January 10, 2015
Peace | Episode 13
In Episode 13, we toned it down, had a few more drinks and slurred our way through some more peaceful, fun topics. We talked about our essential hip-hop albums, buying wifeys Christmas gifts, one’s gotta go and this can’t be life. Hope you have as much fun listening as we did recording! We hope you all have a Happy Holiday season!
December 25, 2014
War | Episode 12
This episode we discuss all of the social issues happening over the past few months including the Mike Brown situation, Eric Garner, Bill Cosby, our essential albums, and of course J. Cole’s latest “2014 Forest Hills Drive” album was up for Blend it or Bump it!
December 17, 2014
Genius | Episode 11
This episode we discussed a “study” that followed facebook data’s link between music and ACT scores, Boardwalk Empire, some essential hip-hop album favorites of ours and we reviewed Logic’s “Under Pressure” for Blend it or Bump it. That and a whole lot more!
October 30, 2014
Back From Summer Break | Episode 10
After a summer hiatus we’re finally back in the basement and catching up with everything that’s been going on in the world. From #thefappening to the NFL breaking down, hip-hop news and the Mike Brown case. We should be caught up at this point don’t you think?
September 29, 2014
The Ill Sh** ft Guest Nolan The Ninja | Episode 9
With special guest, Detroit’s own Nolan the Ninja with his friend SemiSix. Nolan and Semi discussed Chuck D vs. Rosenberg, Angie Martinez leaving Hot97 and more with us LIVE in the Basement!
July 12, 2014
The Wishing Tree ft Guest Ben Miles | Episode 8
With special musical guest coming to sit in with us Ben Miles who came downstairs to tell us about his latest album The Wishing Tree. We also had another special guest Jules sitting in with us this episode to give us a different perspective on music for the younger generation. Also, a mystery classic album for Blend It or Bump It, a new brew in the stash box and much more!
May 27, 2014
Back again | Episode 7
Back again after what appeared to be a hiatus. We did record episode 7 once before, but unfortunately it was lost.. so we re-recorded and it was better the second time! So here is episode 7 complete with a review of Pharoah Monch’s latest album “P.T.S.D.”, discussion of the Donald Sterling mess and a lot more!
May 5, 2014
Phro is back! | Episode 6
Six episodes in, and Phro came back this episode to help us close out Black History Month in true Phro fashion. This week we reviewed Schoolboy Q’s new album “OXYMoron”, paid tribute to Hip-Hop legends De La Soul, checked the top artists in states across the U.S., tried some new brew, took your calls and had fun having the team all back in The Basement again.
March 12, 2014
UPDATE: For our HoodHype Listeners!
Where is the HoodHype Show? We are still here! Check out the details on a ton content you may have been missing from your boys JMack Major and Phro at and Its still HoodHype FOREVER!!
March 9, 2014
Top 7 in 7 Cities? | Episode 5
This episode we went through’s “Top 7 songs in 7 Cities” list. A list of the “hottest” songs in in 7 cities determined by spins, DJ support and other data. How do you think this is gonna go?
February 17, 2014
Grammy Time | Episode 4
This episode we talked Macklemore’s win(s) at the Grammy’s, the SuperBowl and we reviewed Childish Gambino’s Because the Internet for Blend It or Bump It. How do you think it did?
February 8, 2014
Old vs New | Episode 3
This week we became frustrated with all of the terrible music on the radio. We started talking about how music on the charts in the 90’s wasn’t NEARLY this bad. So we put it to the test during the show. We also checked out The LOX – “The Trinity” for Blend It or Bump It this episode. Come chill in the basement!
January 24, 2014
Drank. | Episode 2
As we still feel out our new home we get into some more fun topics. We probably had too much to drink and listened to some great music. On the chopping block this week was a random Detroit joint, Denmark Vessey’s Cult Classic. We also talked about Kanye vs. Sway and much more!
December 7, 2013
Introducing: Live From The Basement. Hi. | Episode 1
Our first episode! For those who are new to "The Basement", this show is a spinoff from our original 8 year-old podcast "The HoodHype Show". The Basement is hosted by Major & JMack who discuss everything from the latest in hip-hop news, to movies, to gaming, to social political issues, to racial talk. We're just a couple of guys chilling in the basement, having a few drinks and a good time. Welcome to The Basement!
November 17, 2013
Episode #220 - Forever.
Its our 8-year Anniversary and we're gonna keep this thing going 2005 til infinity! We spin some new indie hip-hop, with our special guest indie spotlight Traum Diggs. Also, a tribute to the last 8 years of the HoodHype Show as JMack takes you for a spin in Doc Browns time machine all the way back to 2005 with a gift for our die hard fans at the end of this very special episode!
November 13, 2013
Episode #219 - The Day After
A little hangover recovery music the day after a night of celebration. This is The Day After. For all of our live show fans, listen to the end of this episode for a special announcement!
October 23, 2013
Episode #218 - New Zealand
This week we pay homage to New Zealand's incredibly diverse, talented and soulful hip-hop scene! Special guest this week is Christchurch New Zealand's own, Ladi6! Make sure you cop her album "Automatic" on iTunes and Bandcamp!
October 1, 2013
Episode #217 - The Big Chill
Lets relax (kind of) and chill for a minute to episode 217 aptly titled The Big Chill. LETS GO!
September 22, 2013
Episode #216 - The Lift
Get lifted as we navigate through music with subliminal meanings and thought provoking lyrics. This weeks spotlight is Houston, Texas own, Isaac Reid.
September 9, 2013
Episode #215 - Ya Don't Stop
JMack is back with updates to the show! This week we feature Midaz The Beast.
August 12, 2013
Episode #214 - Happy Birthday Hip-Hop!
August 11, 2013. Hip-Hop is officially over the hill today. Happy 40th Birthday Hip-Hop!
August 12, 2013
Episode #213 - The City
All Michigan (mostly Detroit) hip-hop, soul and beats for you to groove to!
August 2, 2013
Episode #212 - The Push
More music! More everything comin up! Make sure you're following HoodHype on FaceBook, Twitter and YouTube!
July 24, 2013
Episode #211 - Show Your Soul
Have you ever been inspired to listen to music outside of Hip-Hop? Who or what inspired you?
July 17, 2013
Episode #210 - Magna Carta Holy Grail Review
Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail album officially dropped on today on July 8, 2013 and started what could be the beginning of a complete musical revolution. What does this have to do with independent hip-hop?
July 9, 2013
Episode #209 - The Story
Sometimes there are songs you can connect with, sometimes you just want to hear a good story. What are some of your favorite hip-hop joints with stories you've enjoyed or connected with?
June 26, 2013
Episode #208 - The Gratitude
MOLA1 executes a surprise hijacking of the HoodHype Show for JMack for his birthday.
June 17, 2013
Episode #207 - The Storm (Interview w/ Nolan The Ninja)
We brought you a collection of amped up music, some exciting topics and a special sit-in guest with all kinds of energy, Detroit's Nolan The Ninja!
June 10, 2013
Episode #206 - The Calm ft Interview w/ AZ
It's all about the calm before the storm and a talk with one of the golden era's finest, Brooklyn's own, Mr. Aziatic, AZ.
June 2, 2013
Episode #205 - BBQ Boogie!
Enjoy some tunes to bump while you're workin' the BBQ in the sun.
May 26, 2013
Episode #204 - The Music
This episode we've each selected three songs that sparked a memory, inspired, or reminded us of a certain event in our lives and we're discussing them. What are some hip-hop tracks that bring back memories for you?
May 20, 2013
Episode #203 - The Funk
An episode full of hip-hop music laced with Funk, Funky samples and funky instruments. We talked about your suggestions for the show, rappers growing up and everyone getting dropped. This week we review Talib Kweli's Prisoner of Conscious and kick off the show with a special "discussion" with Buckshot of DuckDown Records.
May 12, 2013
Episode #202 - Insomnia
Can't sleep. Listen to good hip-hop.
May 5, 2013
Episode #201 - The Spark
The Spark. Inspired by the music and topics this episode. This week we review Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge's - 12 Reasons to Die and interview Funk Volume's own Hopsin.
April 28, 2013
Episode #200 - The Foundation (Interview w/ Treach)
The HoodHype Show returns with a new host, a new sound, and a phenomenal interview with the prolific Treach ofNaughty By Nature. This is the Foundation.
April 21, 2013
Episode #199.7
The HoodHype Show returns Episode 200, with a new addition to the family. This guy MOLA1. You ready for Episode #200?
March 21, 2013
Episode #199.5 - Reboot
We bid farewell to our friend and co-host Major and begin the next chapter of the HoodHype show. You ready for a change? Follow us on twitter @hoodhype, HoodHype on FaceBook, Instagram and HoodHypeblog on YouTube!
February 24, 2013
Episode #192
Here's a mini episode with a higher theme.
November 4, 2012
Episode #199
On our way to Episode #200 of the HoodHype show, we invited MOLA1 to sit in with us as we returned to the basement to discuss everything from how the game would change if certain MCs left the game, MCs who have passed and changed it and much more.
November 4, 2012
Episode #196
Our first live Episode of 2013! A great time we had MOLA1 back in the basement, we discussed our favorite albums and news in 2012 and T.I.s Trouble Man album was up for Blend It or Bump It!
November 4, 2012
Mini-Episode #197
Independent music is rough around the edges and thats okay.
November 4, 2012
Episode #198
This week we asked if anyone still buys hip-hop magazines, the Manti Teo Scandal and a whole lot more! A$AP Rockys Long Live A$AP was on the chopping block for Blend it Or Bump it! Whats your take?
November 4, 2012
Episode #191
The whole team was in the basement with special guest MOLA1 to discuss his debut album and plenty of off-the-wall topics as well as a ton of great indie hip-hop.
November 4, 2012
Episode #194
Our last Episode before the world implodes upon itself on the Mayan doomsday 12/21/12. It was nice knowin yall. PEACE! (And Happy Holidays!)
November 4, 2012
Episode #193
Some instrumentals to zone out to. Follow us on twitter @hoodhype, hoodhype on FaceBook, Instagram and HoodHypeblog on YouTube!
November 4, 2012
Mini-Episode #195
A massive collection of nearly an hour of independent hip-hop joints and instrumentals. We wrapped up this weeks mini episode with a tribute to Pro-Era's Capital Steez who recently passed away. Rest In Power.
November 4, 2012
Episode #190
Were back with Phro in the building at our other basement this episode. We checked out Kendrick Lamars new album, paid up on some post-A3C debt (Major having his Mayo shot and all our in-show shout outs) and as always, we spun some great independent hip-hop.
November 4, 2012
Episode #189
A mini-episode full of music pulled straight from CDs we picked up from artists at the A3C Hip-Hop Festival.
October 30, 2012
Episode #188
LIVE from Criminal Records with KonsoleKingz in Atlanta, Georgia for the A3C Hip-Hop Festival, we brought a different kind of episode this week. Live interviews, Live freestyles, some great music, our special guest host Arablak and much more! Thanks to all our listeners who sent us down everyone who tuned and all the artists that came through for this special episode!
October 21, 2012
Episode #187
WE'RE SEVEN YEARS OLD!! Crazy! Thank you all for such an amazing ride this far! We made it a good one with Episode 187 we had Mola1 sitting in for our friend Phro this episode and discussed everything from the upcoming A3C festival episode on October 12, to our favorite crews in hip-hop. A3C Live episode October 12 at 4pm Eastern!
October 7, 2012
Episode #186
Some more great indie music as we prep for our next full episode then the live show at A3C Hip-Hop Festival in Atlanta, Georgia!
September 30, 2012
Episode #185
We reached our KickStarter goal and were going back to A3C Hip-Hop Festival in Atlanta, GA!! All thanks to those of you who support and have bought our stuff! We did it! Thank you!
September 23, 2012
Episode #184 ft. Interview with Ben Miles
Special episode with two Detroit MCs sitting in with us. Ben Miles, MC from Of Mice and Musicians stop by to talk on the show and drop some of his music and Mola1 of The Definition came back to fill in for Phro. We decided to finally go in on this Illuminati discussion as well as a few other topics. Also, PLEASE support HoodHypes Road to A3C Hip-Hop Festival at !!
September 16, 2012
Episode #183
Enjoy some great new hip-hop and a big thanks to all who have funded our Road to A3C KickStarter campaign so far at
September 9, 2012
Episode #182
Were back and we asked: Can the Golden Era of Hip-Hop come back and who will usher it in? Beanie Sigel's This Time was up for Blend It or Bump It and we also talked about the HoodHype Kickstarter Campaign at !!
September 2, 2012
Episode #181
We just kicked off our Road to A3C Fundraiser! Please help us get to the A3C Hip-Hop Festival in Atlanta, GA by buying our gear!
August 26, 2012
Episode #180
Our co-host Phro was finally back in the building this week as we reviewed Rick Ross - God Forgives, I Dont and debated it into the ground, why we even do Blend It or Bump It segment, we also had some great inside info about Havocs beef with Prodigy from a listener, and more. Great great callers, great music and a whole lot a fun.
August 19, 2012
Episode #179
Its another mini-episode full of new music! Heres some new hip-hop with a little of a different sound.
August 5, 2012
Episode #178
We had Mola1 back on the how, reviewed Nas - Life Is Good, talked old school video games and a ton more.
July 29, 2012
Episode #177
JMack takes you on a mini audio tour of the BringItBack Stage at the Vans Warped tour and the first stop of Big K.R.I.T.s Live From The Underground Tour with Big Sant, Coldmen Young, Jon Connor, Tito Lopez and Casey Veggies.
July 20, 2012
Episode #176
A discussion about the Google Hip-Hop on trial debate (link in the notes at, the BET Awards and Prodigys - H.N.I.C. 3 is up for Blend It or Bump It!
July 13, 2012
Episode #175
Some great hip-hop from our home state, Michigan.
July 1, 2012
Episode #174
We went mobile this week and switched up the location for this episode. The names and faces havent changed and the game is still the same though, check it out it was a crazy episode full of basketball finals, meat copters and hip-hop! Wait what?
June 24, 2012
Episode #173
Its a mini-episode full of music to listen to while you muscle through your hangover.
June 17, 2012
Episode #172
Great topics this week including some great (and not so great) listener feedback, Hot97 vs. Nicki Minaj and Young Money, Lupe Fiasco vs. Pete Rock and Diddys son's scholarship to UCLA.
June 10, 2012
Episode #171
Here's another Mini-Episode packed with some great new indie hip-hop!
June 3, 2012
Episode #170 - MOLA1's first visit to the show & Interview with Killer Mike
This week we had a special guest in the basement, Mola1 of The Definition talking and spittin some verses. We also completed the finale of HoodHypes Hip-Hop Fight Club and reviewed Killer Mike's R.A.P. Music with a surprise call-in from Killer Mike to debate the album.
May 27, 2012
Episode #169
Mini-Episode! Here's some hip-hop tunes to keep you movin while youre flippin burgers and sippin that ice cold brew!
May 20, 2012
Episode #168
Somewhat abbreviated, we had to take off early this week, but there was no shortage of discussion, hip-hop fight club or music! We also dropped our official iPhone app this week, get it FREE at or search HoodHype in the App Store! R.I.P. MCA
May 13, 2012
Episode #167
We havent dropped a mini-episode in a while! Well all that is changing starting with this very episode. From this point forward, your boys are gonna be dropping HoodHype episodes on you EVERY week! Enjoy this special mini-ep and well catch you on the next full episode!
May 6, 2012
Episode #166
Midwest bracket for the hip-hop fight club this episode. What we thought would be one of our easiest, was actually one of the toughest with the biggest upsets. Make sure you check that out! We also had Bumpy Knuckles and DJ Premier's new album The Kolexxxion on the chopping block for Blend it or Bump it.
April 29, 2012
Episode #165
Were all back and having a great time (thanks sweet baby Jesus). Tons of new music, Hip-Hop Fight Club West Coast went down and Obie Trices Bottom's Up was on the chopping block for Blend It or Bump It. Lets go!
April 18, 2012
Episode #164
What we thought the Trayvon Martin case would be a single topic we'd carry through the show and it ended up taking it completely over. The episode was full of heated debate and overrode any of the other segments, so we're releasing this as a "special episode" since this has never happened on the show before, as we're sure you'll hear. We were all in rare form and the episode was not your typical installment of the show. Everyone was extremely emotional and passionate about the topic so things go crazy at times. We're still recovering.
April 5, 2012
Episode #163
Phro was out this week, but Major and JMack held down the fort going into the East Coast bracket for the Hip-Hop Fight Club, discussed South By South West with the homie Sean Falyon and a ton of crazy new indie hip-hop!
March 21, 2012
Episode #162
We continued selecting our picks for the HoodHype Hip-Hop Fight Club as we wrapped up with our West Coast and Down South picks for 2012. Bracket coming soon on! We also launched our first installment of our new game show What's Really Hood? Black and White Edition. You may or may not be shocked by the income. We also discussed the new Nike Galaxy Foamposite shoes. Press play
March 6, 2012
Episode #161
We kicked off HoodHypes Hip-Hop Fight Club 2012 with our East and Midwest selections, make sure you check back next episode for South and West Coast selections! We also had a great debate over Outkast's ATLiens album in Classic or Trash It? and a lot more!
February 19, 2012
Episode #160
It got overheated in the basement this week thanks to a really emotional debate over the Red Tails movie. We also discussed the return of HoodHype's hip-hop fight club, Indie artists following their passion and more!
February 8, 2012
Episode #159
Race was a huge topic this episode and we arent talkin NASCAR. Between the Red Tails movie, MLK Day and Phro being back to the show, it got really racial in the basement this episode, (no finish line). We also reviewed Commons The Dreamer, The Believer for Blend It or Bump It, visited the Common vs. Drake beef and much more. Lets go!
January 20, 2012
Episode #158
Its 2012 and were still here! This episode we took it back to 1998 and reviewed Jay-Zs Vol. 2 Hard Knock Life to see if it stood up to todays standards, we talked some politics and Red Lobster. Thats right... Red freakin Lobster. Oh and say I to Danny Doomsday too...
January 6, 2012
Episode #157
Wheres episode #156? Lost deep in the hood of the Internet. It was a special episode, but its gone. If we find it, please believe it will be posted and your iPod will download it. Now, onward to episode #157. Its our end of year special episode where we compile a bunch of Top lists for all of our favorite things of year! That and a lot more! Peep the extended notes to get all the Top 10 run downs!
January 2, 2012
Episode #155
Heres an Episode to hold you all over until the next full show! Steppin Outta the Matrix to throw some different sounding tracks at yall!!
December 2, 2011
Episode #154 ft Interview with Denaun Porter and Trick Trick at Redbull Emsee
Herman Cain wasnt the only one acting scandalous this episode. Everything from childhood television shows to Michael Jackson's doctors jail time was fair game in episode 154. Also includes some interviews Phro had with Mr. Porter and Trick Trick at the Redbull Emsee challenge in Detroit! Enjoy!
November 21, 2011
Episode #153
Quite possibly one of our longest episodes to date. We were glad to be back, can you tell? We gave away copies of NBA2K12 (podcast listeners there's something special for you buried in this episode too), discussed Occupy Wall Street, we talked with Apple iPhones newest first lady SIRI and spun a TON of great new music. On a brief side note, we recently found out that the League of Extraordinary Gz recently lost one of their members, so wed like to send our condolences to the friends and family of Esbe Da 6th Street Bully aka Octavis Berry. Rest In Power fam.
October 25, 2011
Episode #152 - LIVE from Atlanta at the A3C Hip-Hop Festival
Our first show on location and we did it up big hosting the KonsoleKingz Gaming Lounge LIVE at the A3C Independent Hip-Hop Festival! A constant flow of interviews, convo and music in one of our biggest shows to date! Enjoy!
October 17, 2011
Episode #151
Talked about the Mayweather vs Ortiz fight, Fabolous vs. Ray J, the late Troy Davis vs. The Legal System and Jayo Felony vs. Fox News. We had J.Cole on the chopping block for blend it or bump it and some tasty caramel vodka in the stash box this week too!
October 3, 2011
Episode #150
Discussing everything from the 15th anniversary of 2Pacs death to Floyd Mayweather vs. Victor Ortiz and the boys top 5 white girls in the game plus a whole lot of hot new music and more.
September 16, 2011
Episode #149
Weezys Jeggings and HoodHype's Road to A3C were the talk of the show among other things like the VMAs the Stash Box and the Lil Waynes Carter IV was on the chopping block!
September 4, 2011
Episode #148
We talk about social media and the new power some of these celebrities have with their following, reviewed Watch The Throne for Blend It or Bump It, we had a gang of audio issues, JMack eats pickled pigs feet after losing a bet with Major and more!
August 25, 2011
Episode #147
Crazy episode and a long episode too! We discussed if Watch the Throne will really be leak proof, why is it so hard to pay homage in hip-hop and our first ever Hip-Hop Whack Off. Thats right, you read correct. Listen to the episode to get the details! Also, PLEASE help us get to A3C and get a lot of cool stuff for supporting us!
August 12, 2011
Episode #146
Were back! We spun sick new music, we spoke with TRUTH Minista Paul Scott about the liquid genocide malt liquor, discussed Drake and the industry cosigning Kreayshawn based on numbers and Curren$ys Weekend At Burnies was on the chopping block for Blend It or Bump It. Loaded show this episode, listen now or download it for later!
July 27, 2011
Episode #145
Discussing the death of the hip-hop Top 5, Lil B hoodwinking the industry, Casey Anthony and organizing the first official HoodHype Grill-off.
July 10, 2011
Episode #144
We went in this week on damaging your liver, the White Girl Mob and the great n-word debate, a discussion on great collaboration albums and a ton of great new music.
June 22, 2011
Episode #143
We had to put our last episode on hold. Were sorry. So heres a special bonus remix episode to hold you over until episode #144 which we'll be recording tomorrow! We call this the remix-mini-episode. Full of some great hip-hop remixes you may have never heard.
June 22, 2011
Episode #142
This episode we discussed live shows, Top 5 Most Boring rappers of recent, we peeped Maybach Music Group's Self Made Vol. 1 for Blend It or Bump It and police having too much control.
June 5, 2011
Episode #141
We talked all hip-hop this episode. Everything from the validity of Odd Future to Common at the White House to Prodigy's audio book. And a WHOLE lot in between.
May 27, 2011
Episode #140
It seemed we were cursed by the technical difficulty demons this episode, but we still pulled through it. With the recent news of Osama bin Ladens death we strayed from hip-hop a little and spent quite a bit of time discussing cosnpiracy theories as well as trying to debunk them. BIG shouts to Illingsworth from Detroit CYDI for the #TeamMayo theme song!
May 17, 2011
Episode #139
Phro was out but that didnt stop us from having a great show! We had Jesse the ghost writer from Rap Rebirth for a quick interview, we jumped in the Stash Box, checked out DJ Quiks The Book of David for Blend It or Bump It and got into a heated debate over the Beastie Boys.
April 26, 2011
Episode #138
Wild show this week. Discussing your favorite tracks to swoon the females, racial stereotyping on t.v., trannies (yeah trannies) a lot of great music, blend it or bump it and a lot more.
April 11, 2011
Episode #137
Back off the sickness and we throw you all another curve ball as we run half the show in the basement and then we took it to the road as we headed to the Shady 2.0 show (we even snuck in a couple audio snippets from the show for you all).
March 28, 2011
Episode #136
Heres a mini-episode. After 5 months of planning, meetings, discussions, money, time and energy, Major and I came down coincidentally at the EXACT same time with some whicked I dont know what. Sick for a week straight, we had no chance and were forced to cancel ALL of our SXSW plans and lose a lot of money we put into going to this event. So we apologize you guys, we had our hearts set on this thing only to see it come crashing down due to 102 degree fevers amongst other things. We’ll see you all next episode, March 24th 7:30pm EST
March 18, 2011
Episode #135
Inspired by our trip to South By South West this year (catch us down there March 17-20) we loaded up this episode with music features by artists who will be performing at the festival down in Austin, Texas. We also got a few minutes to speak with hip-hop coordinator of SXSW and owner of, Matt Sonzala. We also had Strong Arm Steadys Arms and Hammers on the the lid for blend it or bump it and we mixed up some real delicious #TigerBlood for the stash box. Hit the notes for the recipe!
March 7, 2011
Episode #134
The long awaited conclusion to our Hip-Hop Fight Club! Who do you have winning? Print out your own bracket at This episode we discussed the Grammies, Eminems Superbowl commercial, cars and systems we used to have and using EBT cards at the strip club. Cant forget some CRAZY hot music this episode too!
February 21, 2011
Episode #133
Crazy episode we discussed Fight Clubs Midwest bracket, SNLs biggest ratings in years, Black History Month and we got into a crazy debate over Talib Kweli's album Gutter Rainbows which was on the chopping block for Blend It Or Bump It.
February 8, 2011
Episode #132
Racial topics galore, HoodHype Fight Club: Down South bracket, Phro almost stabs JMack and JMack challenges Phro to a beer drinking duel...
January 24, 2011
Episode #131
We're excited to be back for our first show of 2011! In this ep we talked about Cipha Sounds getting suspended at Hot97, Ghostface's Apollo Kids was on the chopping block for Blend it or bump it, we ran with HoodHype's hip-hop Fight Club for the West Coast (listen in to find out who took the West Coast bracket) and JMack getting the verbal whipping by a rapper on twitter. This and a lot more! Download this ep and listen in!
January 15, 2011
Episode #130
Okay maybe Episode 129 WASNT our last show of 2010. But this one is. Enjoy some of our favorite tracks from past episodes of this year and make sure you pay close attention to the first song in this episode.
December 31, 2010
Episode #129
We kicked things off with the Hip Hop Fight Club's East Coast bracket, and youll be surprised to find out who came out on top. We also got into the holiday spirit and discussed what if Santa was black, which led us into another racial conversation centered around the white bank robber who dressed up as a black dude while putting in his work. We put Cliffords latest release No Mercy on the chopping block for this episode's Blend It or Bump It, sampled a domestic brew for the Stash Box, and chopped it up on a bunch of other topics to wrap up our last show for 2010.
December 28, 2010
Episode #128
This episode we kicked off our new mini-series, HoodHypes Hip-Hop Fight Club, Kanyes new album was on the chopping block for Blend it or Bump it, we discussed this years Grammy Nominations, spun a ton of great new music and more!
December 6, 2010
Episode #127
The boys are back! This episode was a special one as we discussed racism against postal workers, Drake getting knuckled up by Weezy, a listener submitted Stash Box and we put Devin the Dude's latest album on the chopping block for Blend it or Bump it!
November 19, 2010
Episode #126
Five years weve been doing this. A simple thank you would never be enough for your support and listening to our show. To kick off our fifth year episode we gave away a copy of NBA2k11 live on the show, ran through the stash box and previewed Statik Selektah and Termanologys album 1982 for Blend It or Bump It. Half way through Statik called in randomly to talk about the album and what hes been working on. That, a ton of phenomenal music (as always) and a lot more.
November 3, 2010
Episode #125
Phro brought "AGoody" back to the basement with a complete collection of liquor. Needless to say the show kicked off to a great start. We spun some incredible music, JMack talked about his visit to the A3C festival in Atlanta, GA in the US and we got into a big debate over older women. We had a GREAT time this episode, and we hope you enjoy it!
October 17, 2010
Episode #124 ft. Interview with Jay Rock
What a crazy show. Seriously, we went in and delivered three full hours of show for that ass! Complete with an interview with Strange Musics latest signee Jay Rock to tell us about making the move from a major label to a hugely successful independent label. We talked about drinking on the job, Guru and Solar a little more and then out of the blue we got a random call from none other than Aftermath Recordings alumni, Bishop Lamont. CRAZY loaded show with some ridiculous music and two interviews. Drop us a comment on itunes, get at us on and we wanna hear from you! Enjoy yall!
October 1, 2010
Episode #123
Back with another one, we discussed everything from Ines Sainz to JMacks neighbors stealing his prescription pain killers to white people using the N-Word. Yes that argument again, with a twist. Also, we finally got a chance to catch up with Playboy Tre to talk about his album Last Call, what it was like to perform on Eminem and Jay-Zs home to home tour, and his take on Kat Stacks.
September 25, 2010
Episode #122
We were without Phro this week (hes off on a beach somewhere in the Caribbean), but that doesnt mean we cant still chill in the basement with our friends .KOM aka Kingz Of The Mic. Joka and T.O. kicked back and had a few Capri Suns with us while we talked everything from whats real in hip-hop to 9th Wonders 5-year theory (you gotta tune in to find out what that means). A damn fine time, make sure you check out your boys .KOM on Twitter and a big congrats goes out to Phro for tying the knot with his girl!
September 9, 2010
Episode #121 ft Interview with Big KRIT
Aside from our long awaited interview with the infamous independent and more recently recently Def Jam signee Big K.R.I.T., we had a real good time this episode seeing Phro off for his wedding (Phro will be back in a couple episodes, but until then, look out for some special guests to fill the seat!). This episode we spoke on Tila Tequila and Method Man vs. The Juggalos, 50 prank calling Shyne, Detox not living up to the hype, Jeezy vs. Officer Ricky and much more. (links on our blog!)
August 23, 2010
Episode #120
Heres a mini-episode featuring music that you can play safely around young kids and some music your mom would smack you in the back of the head for playing around the little ones. Yeah, they are major label releases, but it's a mini-episode! Anything goes, even bringing Major in on this one!
August 13, 2010
Episode #119
Back with another episode with tons of great music. This week we touched on everything from Laurence Fishburnes daughter Chippy D going into porn to JMack getting called out by a listener in the UK about not letting his kids listen to hip-hop which stirred up a whole crazy argument among all of us and you listeners. Majors hip-hop intervention was in full effect!
August 10, 2010
Episode #118
Mini-Episode till the next full show next week! Featuring music from Big Tone, HISD, Little Brother and more! Get at us anytime at or!
July 31, 2010
Episode #117
Were finally back at it with some giveaways, having a good time and as always spinning some GREAT music!
July 17, 2010
Episode #116
Here it is, another mini-show to hold you guys over till the next live show. This week I selected a playlist of songs I like to bump on the express way in the summer doing 80 when its 80 with the windows down. Hope you enjoy these tracks as much as I do.
June 30, 2010
Episode #115
Sticking to the promise that we are stepping it up around here, here’s the first of many mini-episodes to come. We do the “big show” every couple weeks, but because we’re getting so much music these we’re gonna step it up and put out these solo mini-shows to give you guys even more music in the off weeks. If you have ideas or suggestions on what you’d like to see us do in the future for these mini-shows hit us up anytime! This week I talked a little more than I expected, so expect less talk and more music for future mini-episodes.
June 22, 2010
Episode #114
The only words we can use for this episode.... train...wreck...we miss you Major
June 10, 2010
Episode #113
We had alot of fun with this one as we jumped in on music Scarface vs VH-1, Dame Dash getting Roc back and more. Everything was going great for yet another great episode of the HoodHype show, but when Scarface called in out of the blue to comment on the VH-1 situation, the show did an instant 360. We talked to Face for damn near a half hour about everything from the VH-1 debacle, to Oprah, to paying for pum (lol). Later in the show, we got to the Stash Box to taste a new brew, we talked about guilty music pleasures and brought back the almighty, Blend it or Bump It segment, which is always a good time. If you have a CD youd like featured on the segment, you can mail it to the address on our Contact Us page, whether its mainstream or not!
May 20, 2010
Episode #112 ft. Interview with B.o.B. and Playboy Tre
We had everyones favorite boxing analyst Snoop EZ in the house hanging out hot off the Floyd Mayweather Sr. interview to talk everything from the tight jeans trend to indie artists. Although the liquor got us there quicker than we anticipated, all was good. Although we didnt get to the Stash Box this week, we had Playboy Tre who also threw B.o.B. aka Bobby Ray on the phone for a quick second. Good show and some GREAT music.
May 7, 2010
Episode #111 ft Interview with Tech N9ne
We had a crazy show this episode, not to mention a special snippet of a MASSIVE Tech N9ne interview well be dropping right here on the blog real soon. During the show we talked about everything from politics, to 50 Cent to Larry King. We were all over the place, but had alot of good arguments and fun.
April 21, 2010
Episode #110 ft. Interview with Danny Brown and Stat Quo
For those of you who frequent the site, you may have caught on to the April Fools prank we pulled this April 1st. For those who dont, earlier last week we changed the design of the site, dropped a press release, changed the name of the show to Double-Hits, dropped all nasty language, drinking alcohol and spun strictly mainstream for the first 10 minutes of the show. Some listeners caught it, some listeners left with their hands in the air, some listeners totally stuck around rode it out (shouts to you guys)! It was a great time and we had a great show and made sure to make it up to everyone with tons of great music and interviews with Atlantas Stat Quo, and Detroits Danny Brown. Check it out!
April 7, 2010
Episode #109
A different kind of episode than what weve done in a while! We were flyin in duo mode this episode but we loaded up with a gang of hot music. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
March 24, 2010
Episode #108
Had a good time this episode with special guest and unsung hero behind the scenes at HoodHype, the homie D in the house. Had some good drinks, Playboy Tre stopped back in for Tres Corner, we took the Cannibal Ox vs MF Doom challenge and much more!
March 15, 2010
Episode #107 ft Shay "Buckeye" Johnson
What a fun show! We all had a great time, especially after Shay Johnson and CJ aka KingSoul from dropped in to talk about Konsole Kingz brand new iPhone app. Hit the link to check it out! Later we went in on everything from Toyota to MF Doom and Cannibal Ox. Fun show!
March 2, 2010
Episode #106
Woooooooooooah. In December 2009 a listener of the show by the name of Seargant Chucky Bob, who happens to be serving right now for the US Airforce over in Iraq and Afghanistan, sent us special package from overseas that made our year.!
February 22, 2010
Episode #105
Our first show since we got back from CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas and there were absolutely no shortage of good stories for you! We talked about the all white basketball league, finally got everybodys favorite drunk loner, Playboy Tre back on as well as some calls from some of you guys!
February 5, 2010
Episode #104 ft. Interview with Crooked I
Our first in-house guests, we had .KOM (Kingz Of The Mic) in the house with us to discuss the New Year, Funk Flexs rude twitter comments, the Jay-Z freemason conspiracy theory, some freestyles and a whole lot more. Not to mention a really interesting interview with Slaughterhouses West Coast counterpart, Crooked I.
January 22, 2010
Episode #103
Featuring alot of discussion on the Tiger Woods situation, Eminems Relapse Refill and XXLs Top 100 Hip-Hop sites list. We also had the opportunity to welcome Freddie Gibbs to the basement and talk about his music and his come up. Check out Freddie at his MySpace page at
January 2, 2010
Episode #102 ft. Interview with Pill
Man we had a LOT of fun this episode, so we can only hope you have as much fun listening as we had recording it. We discussed everything from the questionable Sampling of songs by Queen to 50 Cents independent flick as well as really great interview with Atlantas own Pill. Check out Pills site at Make sure you cop this one, there was some great talk and even better music!
December 8, 2009
Episode #101
We were definitely in rare form as equipment malfunctioned, Phro went on a few of his classic rants and everything seemed to fall apart at times. Maybe you wont even notice! It was still a great show nonetheless especially when we reached the subject of female anatomy. Uh ooooh, we can see the emails coming in already.
November 20, 2009
Episode #100 Part 2
We spun some more music, spoke on the most hated moments of past shows, Gucci Mane, and theres even a special t-shirt giveaway in there for all you podcast listeners. Hit us up at if you have the answer! Special thanks to everyone who has taken part in putting this show together with us over the years, especially you guys. Without you there would be no us. Support independent music!
November 10, 2009
Episode #100 Part 1 ft. Interview with Royce Da 5'9"
Part 1 of Episode #100 of the HoodHype show! Were 4 years old! This special episode features some FIRE music, our favorite clips from past episodes and an exclusive interview with Royce Da 5′9″! We had to split the full three hour show into two parts so we didnt load up your iPods, Zunes and computers off the jump. Part 2 is comin up next!
November 6, 2009
Episode #99
One episode away from number 100 its episode 99! We are one episode away from the triple digits and our four year anniversary! Its hard to believe weve been at this for that long! All that aside, this episode we spoke on everything from Shynes release to JMacks crazy road rage gun story. Also a BIG congrats to Phro on his engagement!
October 15, 2009
Episode #98
This was actually an incredibly long show that we cut quite a bit short to keep from overloading your computers and ipods. In this episode we spun ALOT of music and spoke on everything from the Kanye situation to user feedback. As well as much more!
September 29, 2009
Episode #97
Phro was back in the house while we took calls, paid a visit to Tres Corner, peeped the stash box and spoke on everything from new album releases to beautiful amputees. Yeah I said it.
September 10, 2009
Episode #96 ft. Interview with Q of WorldStarHipHop
Were back with a loaded show featuring an interview with Q the infamous CEO and Owner of We also asked the question, does the South even care about lyrics anymore? An action packed show with TWICE the music and half the calories!
August 25, 2009
Episode #95
Speaking on Nas vs Kelis, our visit to the Great Hangover tour stop in Detroit, and the Kool-Aid debate and more. We also caught up with Playboy Tre again as well as the FINAL listener voted winner of the show Comptons Conscience Mond.o.e - "Welcome" who took the win for Episode #93.
August 9, 2009
Episode #93
This episode Michael Jackson was without a doubt, a topic of discussion amongst many other things. Phro was back in the building and we had alot of fun playing a new game with callers and giving away some T-Shirts. We also caught up with the winner of Episode #91, Icee Jake as well as Playboy Tre.
July 10, 2009
Episode #92
Back in the building! Or…well…on the website! We had a great episode which not only featured some hot new indie tracks, but we also got a chance to catch up with Detroits own DJ House Shoes to talk about the whole mess going on with a certain New York MC and Jay Dilla. We also finally got a chance to catch up with Playboy Tre and spoke with the winners of Episode 90, Hopsin and SwizZz
June 24, 2009
Episode #91 ft. Interview with Bobby Creekwater
Had a GREAT time, more fun than usual this time. Even though all of our scheduled interviews completely fell through, it was a great time. After going back and forth with the chatters we decided to try to get Bobby Creekwater on the phone to talk about some label politics over at Interscope, Eminems album and more. Fun show, great time, hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed recording this episode! Six incredibly hot new indie hip-hop tracks this episode as well as an interview with Cash Clepto who you voted for your favorite for Episode 89.
June 10, 2009
Episode #90
We fought like hell this episode, specifically over the credibility and quality of the new Eminem album. The show ended up becoming an all-out piss fest. We had alot of fun with some callers, some great debate and most importantly some great independent tracks
May 28, 2009
Episode #89
This episode we spoke with FWMJ, owner of and design guru over at New Yorks Hot97 to talk about his site and some of the label politics hip-hop radio stations like Hot97 face. We also discussed the Asher Roth Twitter incident (link in the notes) as well as a few other topics which actually shook some of you out of the woodwork to give us a call.
May 13, 2009
Episode #88 ft. Interview with Byron Crawford
Changing the format a little, weve moved the LIVE show to Thursdays which opens up alot of doors for us to deliver you an even better episode of HoodHype. Unfortunately we were Phro-less but that didnt stop us from spinning some hot new joints, getting in an interview with shit talker extraordinaire Byron Crawford and you know we couldnt do a show without Tres corner. Last but certainly not least we got a chance to catch up with artist you voted number one for Episode #86 Jus Mic.
April 29, 2009
Episode #87
This episode we spoke on March Madness, Eminems return, Jadakiss most recent album, Bishop Lamonts label rumors and a whole lot more. You know we couldnt do an episode without speaking with everyones favorite Liquor Store Mascot, Playboy Tre. Later in the show we caught up with CJ from to talk gaming as well, but that ended up outside the podcast. Well get that cut out later this week! Dont forget to vote for your favorite track this episode!
April 19, 2009
Episode #86 ft. Interview with Noreaga
Featuring and interview with listener voted winner of Episode #84 B.A.S.H.W.O.N. for his track The Water as well as a real thorough interview with Noreaga AKA N.O.R.E. We spoke with him on everything from his e-beef with Perez Hilton to his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel. A great show, with more HOT independent hip-hop and alot of fun. Props to Dallas Penn for comin through as well, we will be posting his interview (which came later in the LIVE show) on the HoodHype blog later this week.
March 31, 2009
Episode #85
Featuring interviews with winner of Episode #83, Cash Clepto as well as a VERY welcome surpise caller Mr. Chi-City! Also, another edition of Tres Corner with Playboy Tre. And you know we had to speak with C J aka KingSoul of to talk some xbox and playstation games! Not to mention another large handful of some hot independent music!
March 18, 2009
Episode #84
Featuring interviews with Miss Nana (Winner of Episode 84 and Best of 2008 Finalist), Shady/Interscopes Bobby Creekwater and Detroit legend and 1/4 of Slaughterhouse, Royce Da 5 9. We also spoke with Snoop EZ for some boxing talk and as always, Playboy Tre was back again for another installment of Tres Corner
February 24, 2009
Episode #83
Congratulations to listeners choice “Best of 2008″ series Rideout and Terry Cole for taking the win! Had all kinds of fun this time around with Tres Corner, The Stash Box and KingSoul from were all in the house for some great convo and a damn good time. And you know we couldnt have a show without some phenomenal indie/unsigned hip-hop.
February 13, 2009
Episode #82
HoodHypes Best of 2008: Listeners Choice continues with PART 2 of the series getting us one step closer to your favorite pick of 2008 that weve spun on the HoodHype show! Congrats to Miss Nana for taking the win for Part 2 of the series! We will kick off the next episode by featuring the finalists for the series which will be New Jerseys Miss Nana competing against Ohios own, Rideout and Terry Cole.Mobile text voting polls will open right away so make sure you get in to get each artists voting codes! We also launched a brand new segment with Ham Squads Playboy Tre this episode, make sure you peep it! Also get on the show alert list and join us for the next LIVE episode right here Saturday, February 7, 2009 @ 6:00 pm EST! Or if you cant just come right back here and catch the replay!
February 3, 2009
Episode #81
Listeners Choice: Best of 2008 - PART 1 went off without a hitch! Special thanks to everyone who came through to the LIVE show and chatted, texted and called in their votes! We will announce the winner of PART 1 of the LISTENERS CHOICE: BEST OF 2008 on Part 2! Get ALL The details on how this series is going down and how you can join in with us on the live show check the full show notes on the blog for details! A MASSIVE shout to all of our prize pack sponsors, without them this whole thing wouldnt be possible! Angela Yees Shade45 Morning Show,, Donny Goines, Amalgam Digital and SongCastMusic!
January 13, 2009
Episode #80
This week we talked about the best and worst things that went down in 2008. Which included talk on Auto-tune, Barack Obama, the music of 2008 and more. We spoke with Arablak, winner of episode #78 and talk about his winning single “Off The Ground”. We also announced an upcoming 2-episode series in which we will feature all of the winning artists from 2008. Listeners will be able to text their vote for their favorites and the winning artist of the series will recieve one hell of a prize pack.
December 22, 2008
Episode #79 ft. Interview with Black Milk
Were back with a racially charged episode of the show featuring and interview with Detroits own Black Milk, some great music and some BIG announcements that we are really excited about for the show. We also talked with King Soul from and discussed the new XBox OS, PS3s decline, the Wii and more. And yes, we got Snoop EZ back on again to talk about Pac mans win over De La Hoya too.
December 16, 2008
Episode #78
Major, JMack and Phro went in real hard on Lil Wayne vs 50 Cent this episode and got some good caller feedback to go in on it. Special guests this week were Snoop, our Boxing analyst and Tony Moon, your number 1 pick for Episode 78!
December 7, 2008
Episode #77 ft. Interview with Stat Quo
Great show featuring an interview with K.Sparks winner of Episode 75 as well as a special guest interview with former Shady Aftermath recording artist Stat Quo. Six bangin new underground and independent tracks for yall as well so make sure you pop through to the voting and vote for your favorite track and buy these artists CDs!
November 18, 2008
Episode #76 ft. Interview with Bishop Lamont
Barack Obama FTW! We popped some champagne to celebrate and discussed the Bishop Lamont Interview we did that everyone is going off on and much more! Make sure you jump on the mailing list and we will drop you an email the days of our live shows!
November 7, 2008
Episode #75 ft. Interview with Double O of Kidz in the Hall
Probably one of the most fun times weve had on the show. Featuring an interview with Double-O of Kidz In The Hall. Tune in, get in on the convo and hit us up with your comments!
November 4, 2008
Episode #74
Shouts to everyone who came in the chat and tuned in. Major got Willie the Kid on the phone to talk about his come up in the game as well as some good info on his cousin Floyd Mayweather. Get in on these live shows and interact live and ask questions!! If you havent already, jump on the mailing list and we will drop you an email the days of our live shows!
October 27, 2008
Episode #73
Major and JMack talk best and worst album art, get an update from King Soul of live at the BET Hip-Hop awards, talk with Ryne from and Vin Rock of Naughty By Nature. Make sure you ride the episode out, Vin as at the very end when he called in last minute! Overall it was a real fun show. Shouts to all the listeners who came through and chatted and emailed!
October 21, 2008
Episode #72
We decided to step it up and start bringing you guys shows every week! Fridays we will be trying out these smaller shows with mostly mainstream music, no voting, and completely free form. Whatever happens, happens....and stuff happened LOL. So make sure you catch us LIVE and we will try our best to make it each Friday and also the following week on Saturday! This episode we spoke all kinds of topics, but the biggest discussion by far was on a simple question. Who in hip-hop would you nominate for president and why? Check out this ep to hear what we thought as well as other callers!
October 10, 2008
Episode #71
Welcoming the new website, new show features talking everything from Sarah Palin and rotten females to Las Vegas and a special guest shout out from Barack Obama (apparently he has Young Bergs chain too). We were set, prepared and emailed all of you about the interview with Devin the Dude which fell through, as Devin was sick that day. But its all good, we should be getting him back on for an interview as well as a SWEET giveaway, special thanks to Devin AND his dudes. Also we FINALLY got in an interview with mutli-episode winner Icee Jake.
October 3, 2008
Episode #70
Our first show LIVE on UStream video, AOL Radio AS WELL as the podcast! We had a great time this episode and Phro is finally back in the building. Spinning some heat for yall this week too probably the hottest group of tracks weve spun together in quite some time. Make sure you sign up for the mailing list to so you can stay up on the LIVE shows! Weve got some crazy stuff coming up for the next episode!
September 17, 2008
Episode #69 ft. Interview with Joe Budden
We jumped this episode off immediately with an interview with Joe Budden just before he got on a plane, so we were immediately in rare form this time around. Major and JMack were Phro-less this week but they kept the show rolling after the Budden interview with some great underground hip-hop joints, a couple more calls with Nai from, CJ from as well as some listener calls. Hot show, hot music, great calls. Make sure you check it out. And sign up for the mailing list yall to get in on the live shows!!!
August 8, 2008
Episode #68
Episode 68 was all about having fun and touching on the topic of the age gap in hip-hop. Early in the show we spoke with the winner of Episode 67 Najee and discussed the topic at hand as well as his album “Westside Story”. We also spoke on the Ice-T vs Souljah boy debate (the live show was 2 weeks ago). Later in the show we caught up with Fresh, genius writer supreme and owner of the entertainment news blog, and talked about her site, and laughed for about a half hour straight. Hopefully we didnt harrass her too bad and she will come back for the next episode. Through the rest of the show we took some calls, spoke on SOHH getting hacked to death, more Kwame Kilpatrick hip-hop mayor talk, discussion of the double standard N.E.R.D. music and more!
July 28, 2008
Episode #67 Part 1 ft. Interview with Bishop Lamont
This episode was recorded about 3 weeks ago as we took our annual summer break. But were back! This episode was loaded with great music and we had alot of fun, although we had to work through a major technical failure and a nasty ass heat wave when we recorded this episode. Make sure you check out the HoodHype blog and peep the Shows category to get the second half of this episode which included the white boy water taste test as well as another special interview with Bishop Lamont.
July 11, 2008
Episode #66
We"re back in the building with some fire music for yall this week. This episode we got into the MTV "Top 10 Hottest MCs" list and ripped it to shreds along with MTVs "Brain Trust". Later in the show Major, Phro and JMack bounced to the subject of reparations and had a bit of a heated debate and also discussed a track the review staff was split on. Lots of good stuff for yall this episode, check it out!
June 16, 2008
Episode #65 ft. Interview with Killer Mike
Episode 65 was a crazy one. The show itself ended up being 3 hours, but luckily after some editing we managed to get it down to a more manageable hour and a half so we arent continually murdering your iPods space. So you may notice some continuity shit going on in the show. We kicked the show off immediately with a track and a FRESH interview with Killer Mike, talking about everything from conscious rap (which he said is rather whack) to Alexis Tyler on his show Grind Time Sports Show (BANG! BANG! BANG!). We spoke on marketing beef vs the legitimate rap beef. We then spoke with the winners of Episode 63 Rideout and Terry Cole for their song Ways to lose Detroit. COP THEIR ALBUM!! Overall we had a great time, and we really wish we could post the last segment of the LIVE show but we figured maybe we would post it some other time so we could FINALLY get this one out to yall. Enjoy and we look forward to your feedback. Please post here, email or call us with your comments for the next show
May 21, 2008
Episode #64
A three hour show. It was three hours long. We kicked off the show with an interview with last episodes vote winner, Lungz for his track "Am I Black Enough For You". which got things off to good start. Truth be told we didnt expect to run this long, but once NY Oil got on the phone it was all over. The conversation kept getting deeper and deeper as JMack got quieter and quieter (LOL @ JMacks silence). Major, JMack and Phro (but mostly Major) sat down and had a great discussion with NY Oil from everything from the whole Nas issue, to the Sean Bell case. Episode 64 was an episode loaded with Black Pride. As always, there were six crazy underground hip-hop and reggae joints and much more. Also, our apologies for the mild vocal distortion...human error our end. Oh, and make sure you login to our blog at to hear an entire hour of bonus audio that wasnt included in this episode!
May 6, 2008
Episode #63
Its been almost a month since the entire HH crew got together for an episode so we were ampd up and ready to go. We got things started by congratulating JMack on his newest child, and spoke about every fathers worries when their child is first born. From there we got into some hip-hop talk with Nonseq from the production team Tin Men whose track "Video Chick" received the most votes from Episode #61. Nonseq filled us in on the hip-hop scene in North Carolina, and how their production team goes about deciding what MCs they want to work with. Next, Phro gave us the run down on his vacation to Tampa, FL and their 24/7 2-for-1 drink specials. After the break we got into some conversation about Busta Rhymes recent Hot 97 interview, which lead us into a conversation about Aftermath Records and their rosters bulked up appearance. From there we discussed why DJs get so much love, re-lived some drunk moments, gave our thoughts on Stacy Dashs KING Magazine cover, and a lot more. As always, the m
April 15, 2008
Episode #62
Episode 62 is here and aptly titled The Amazing Race considering 80 percent of this entire show was discussion about racial subject matter. Special guests this episode include the hottest video producer out right now, Rik Cordero. We talked about his videos, upcoming projects, how he got in on the game and much more. We also spoke with one of the guys from the StuffWhitePeopleLike blog, Myles to talk about the site, the subject of the site and we though we came up with some damn nice post suggestions for them too! As always, we featured some FIRE tracks this episode so make sure you tune in and listen to some of the hottest underground hip-hop on the planet!
March 21, 2008
Episode #61
You know we couldnt really come up with a title for this one. We were all over the place this show but had a damn good time. We spoke to Faddy Daddy, winner of Episode #59, talked about the Stuff White People Like blog (of whom we expect to talk to on the phone next show), dropped a special message for Joe Budden, talked about Nas renaming his album and 6 hot tracks (got some nice reggae stuff in there this week for yall too).
February 28, 2008
Episode #60 ft. Interview with Joell Ortiz & Buckshot of Boot Camp Clik
As you can tell from the title, this was our first-ever live show. We streamed our show live via and had a chance to get some real-time interaction with our audience via the chat. The whole experience was tight and we hope to do more shows in a live format in the future. The episode got off to a good start as we caught up with Capital Z, the winner from Episode #58, to talk about his track "Family Ties", and his loyal fan base (he set a HoodHype record for most votes). After that, we had a chance to speak with Brooklyns own Joell Ortiz. Right from the jump we took the opportunity to squash any misinformation surrounding our previous interview with Bishop Lamont. With that aside, we got into what projects Joell will be dropping next, what hes looking for in his next label situation, working with Rik Cordero, his hoop game and more. After hollerin at Joell, we got to speak with another one of Brooklyns elite, Buckshot from the Duck Down camp. Buck gave us the scoop on The Firm
February 13, 2008
Episode #59
A solid show for yall this week. They were all over the place but spoke mostly on the old high school days... skipping school, drinking. Kinda breakin in the new recording joint so things were a little off at times, but Major, JMack and Phro came through for yall this week with a hot show packed with some crazy independent and unsigned music. Dont forget to get at us any time at 888-THA-HYPE (888-842-4973), email or holla at and we will read your comments, complaints and whatever on the air. GET AT US! Weve also got a murderous show planned for yall next week too, so tell your friends!
February 1, 2008
Episode #58 ft. Interview with Bishop Lamont
With three hours of equipment problems, and a couple interviews falling through Episode #58 got off to a rough start, but we managed to hold it down and put together a fire show. We got things started by talking to J. Rose of Bacu Entertainment, whose track "Chillax" earned the most votes from Episode #56. Next, we took a look back at the year that was 2007. We touched on everything from the best and worst albums of year, to which MCs made a come up in 2007 and which MCs took a loss for the year. After reflecting on 07, we began to look forward to 2008 and whats on the horizon for hip-hop. Finally, we spoke with Bishop Lamont for an impromptu interview, and it was definitely worth it. Bishop took some time to step out of a Detox recording session to discuss his most recent street album The Pope Mobile, and his progress on his upcoming LP. He also discussed Joell Ortiz's Aftermath situation with us, and you'll be surprised and disappointed by what he revealed.
January 12, 2008
Episode #57
This episode touched on alot of different things including “balance” between concious rap on the show versus gangsta rap. The show kicked off to a good start with an interview with episode 55s winner Donny Goines for his song “Never Let My Talent Die” and Major and JMack talked with Donny about his career, his relationship with Disco D as well as upcoming projects and issues in hip-hop. JMack and Major also got into it about “balancing out the shows” with their music selections from the review panel picks. They argued about the “nature” of the lineup for this show JMack had put together versus previous episodes and what to expect for future episodes of the HoodHype show as far as the music lineups are concerned. Later in the show, Major, JMack and Phro discussed their worst drinking adventures and the lessons they learned from them. Youll just have to listen because there was a ton more they touched on including Remy Ma vs. Lil Kim, Phros white people moment and racial and/or outdated
December 18, 2007
Episode #56
This week we spoke with Aftermath Records newest member Bishop Lamont. We talked about all his free mixtapes, upcoming albums, Stat Quos mixtapes, Dres Detox album and his feature on it, as well as how he squashed the beef with Mista FAB and Royce. A full half hour of good, real conversation for yo ass with one of the coolest and most stand up dudes weve ever spoken to yet. Major opened the show by issuing an open invite for Fresh over at Crunk and Disorderly. Artist Nifty took home the win this episode for Episode #54 for his track "We Go Dumb". We also spoke on Jadakiss move to the Roc, RZA bustin on RZA, T.I.s home video, Oscar De La Hoyas fishnet problems and Phros obsession with this and plenty more to keep you entertained on that subway ride home. Dont forget you can call with your drops, messages, comments and leave a message for Major, JMack or Phro at 888-THA-HYPE
November 28, 2007
Episode #55 ft. Interview with Rich Boy
Whats up yall. Were back for Episode #55 and JMack, Phro and Major touched on everything! We got things started by talking with SINcere, the winner from Episode #53. Next, we got into some hip-hop discussion. We debated about the definition of a sophmore slump, in particular we argued about Outkasts first two releases (Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik vs. ATLiens), and which album was better. We also got into a discussion about the acceptance of MCs singing in 90s hip-hop vs. MCs getting bashed for singing in todays tracks. After the hip-hop talk, we got on the phone with Rich Boy and talked about his push to release real music when the label isnt supportive. We got some inside info behind his track Lets Get This Paper, and talked about his plans for his upcoming mixtapes and album. After the interview it was time to to get into the racial stories that have been making headlines lately. We spoke on Dog The Bounty Hunters racist remarks about black people, and Barack Obamas getting blast
November 6, 2007
Episode #54
This week we talked about Scratch Magazine shutting down, the light skinned black people party, some fresh indie albums dropping and some hot new music! We also wanted to thank al the fam that helped boost us during the VH1 Hip Hop Honors, Crunk and Disorderly,, and We apologize for the bad audio quality this show, yall caught us in the middle of an equipment upgrade. So we promise next show will be a banger. But without a doubt the music in this show is pure heat. Conflict from NY, Black Bill from GA, Prince Ali of Toronto, Nifty from CA, Key-Me from NY, Pugs Atomz from Il, and Juice outta GA.
October 20, 2007
Episode #53
JMack, Phro, and I were back at it this week, and this show is SERIOUS! To get things started we discussed our nomination for a VH-1 Hip-Hop Honors award. Later in the show we got Jay Casteel (CEO of on the phone to get his take on being nominated in the Best Hip-Hop Lifestyle Site category. We talked about NYCs latest beef involving Saigon and Prodigy/Mobb