The Specktators Podcast

#18 | Media... Media... Media...

An episode of The Specktators Podcast

By The Specktators, LLC
Packy, Q, Daggs, and Moe-T sit down every week to talk about life, music, technology, sports, and more. Tune in every week to get an inside look at life at The Specktators Collective music label.

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#75 | The Small Day
Minus Moe-T, the boys talk about a plethora of new music including Chance, YBN Cordae, NF, and Drake. They also dive into "The Rich Paul Rule" and much more.
1:06:34
August 8, 2019
#74 | Laundry
The guys discuss their laundry habits, Big Sean's new track, whether or not the definition of album has changed, the Instagram photographer, Marcus Hyde's, situation, and more.
1:23:09
July 25, 2019
#73 | How Is This Chance's Debut Album?
The guys discuss NBA trades, viral talks of people storming Area 51, Big K.R.I.T.'s new album, XXL Freshmen freestyles, Chance The Rapper's debut album and popularity, and more. 
1:23:24
July 18, 2019
#72 | Equal Pay for Women's Soccer?
he boys discuss ASAP Rocky being arrested in Sweden, the viral videos going around that feature people tampering with food and other items in grocery stores, NBA free agency, Dreamville's "Revenge of the Dreamers," whether or not it is hard for big business to evolve in the social media age, the US Women's soccer World Cup win and the equal pay controversy, and more.
1:35:30
July 11, 2019
#71 | That's Not Eminem
Happy 4th! The guys discuss the recent NBA happenings, the newest music drop from Rick Ross, the Dreamville documentary, Joe Budden's "Pull Up" interview with Russ, Logic's "Homicide" video, Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun beef, Spotify ending their direct upload option, and more.
1:06:26
July 4, 2019
#70 | I Don't Wanna Go Outside
Apollo takes Daggs' seat in this episode as the guys discuss the XXL freshman list, how the online world has changed throughout the years, the first episode of Steph Curry's new show, "Holey Moley," Logic renaming his label and signing a new artist, the NBA draft results, Apollo's upcoming project "i don't wanna go outside," and more.
1:15:10
June 27, 2019
#69 | Moe-T Is A Father
After a week hiatus, the boys discuss the birth of Moe-T's daughter, buying a golf simulator, the US Open, DJ Khaled suing Billboard, Drake's new records, Steph Curry's new TV show, "Holey Moley," the upcoming NBA Draft, LaVar Ball's inappropriate remark to Molly Qerim, how short is too short for a track, and more.
58:33
June 20, 2019
#68 | Is Another Adpocalypse Coming?
The guys discuss the new Denzel Curry album, Andre Drummond making music, Anthony Joshua and his panic attack rumors, the NBA Finals, Jay-Z being a billionaire, Jon Bellion's in studio videos, the Mac Miller documentary getting canceled, the #VoxAdpocalypse on YouTube, new iOS 13 announcements and more.
1:21:29
June 6, 2019
#67 | Features We Need on iOS 13
Slow news week, so the boys discuss songs of the Summer, the new Logic and Joyner Lucas record "ISIS," what team the TV series, "Hard Knocks," will follow next, the NBA Finals, sports video games, when to start a fight, how drunk is too drunk when performing, the new HBO mini-series, "Chernobyl," wishlist for iOS 13 features, and more.
1:03:50
May 29, 2019
#66 | I'm Sorry Your Dragon Show Ended Badly
The guys speak on all of the new music that dropped recently, including DJ Khaled's new album and Cal Scruby's new album, the Game of Thrones season finale, Magic Johnson on First Take, and more.
1:04:33
May 23, 2019
#65 | Is Logic Too Corny Now?
The boys discuss the Rolling Loud active shooter reports, DJ Khaled's upcoming album, Drake's new jet, Logic's new album, 'Confessions of A Dangerous Mind,' the NBA lottery, Tiger Woods roasting John Daly for using golf cart at PGA Championship, and more.
1:12:34
May 16, 2019
#64 | Icky
In this episode the boys discuss whether or not Steph Curry is overrated, Logic and Eminem's newest record, "Homicide," Joyner Lucas's newest song, "Devil's Work," Instagram testing out hiding likes on their platform, and more. 
1:08:25
May 9, 2019
#63 | Debating About Debates
Daggs is back from Vegas and the boys discuss the most recent episode of Game Of Thrones, the new trailer for the Sonic movie, Schoolboy Q's newest album, "CrasH Talk," the recent Yolkfest show in Lansing, Michigan, the upcoming Logic & Eminem single, Jame Harden's eye injury, the NFL Draft, the relationship between artists or athletes and critics, and more.
1:20:41
May 2, 2019
#62 | Being An Honest Artist
With Daggs absent, the guys discuss Game of Thrones, Schoolboy Q playing golf to battle depression, Lil Dicky's new record, "Earth," Bun B shooting an armed intruder at his home, Dave East saying "Old Town Road" is wack, leveraging your specific situation in life, Damian Lillard's buzzer-beater, how to be an honest hip-hop artist, Kanye West's church clothes, and more.
1:29:43
April 25, 2019
#61 | Is Tiger Back?
In this episode the boys discuss their switch to Wednesdays, Game of Thrones, the Detroit Pistons' playoff spot, Tiger Woods' Masters win, Beyonce's "Homecoming," Schoolboy Q's upcoming album, faking Spotify streams, industry songwriters' record cuts, and more.
1:11:59
April 17, 2019
#60 | Do Artists Have To Perform Their Old Songs?
The guys discuss the Final Four, the feud between Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster, Justin Bieber's April fools joke, Nipsey Hussle, Lil Nas X adding Billy Ray Cyrus to 'Old Town Road,' Getter canceling remaining tour dates over fan criticism, and more.
1:25:14
April 9, 2019
#59 | RIP Nipsey Hussle
The guys discuss the unfortunate death of Nipsey Hussle, Michigan State's victory over Duke in the NCAA tournament, Surviving Cardi B trends, Fran Belibi Winning The High School Dunk Contest, Spotify asking Apple to level the music app playing field on their products, Billboard pulling Lil Nas X's viral 'Old Town Road' from the country. charts, and more.
1:40:37
April 2, 2019
#58 | Small Baller
In this episode, the guys discuss the NCAA tournament thus far, the Tom Izzo controversy, LeBron James' new show "Million Dollar Mile," Rob Gronkowski retiring, Big Sean ending his social media hiatus, DJ Khaled marketing Rick Ross' beard oils, sequels to songs becoming more apparent currently, Apple's Keynote Event, Michael Avenatti being accused in Nike extortion attempt, and more.  To submit a song for our "Unsigned Music" segment, go to http://thespecktators.com/unsigned-music  Order Speck Gear at: http://thespecktators.com/gear
1:07:14
March 26, 2019
#57 | We Deserved a One Seed
It's tourney time!  The guys discuss the NCAA Tournament draws, Juice Wrld's latest project, Schoolboy Q's newest song and music video, YelaWolf's "Bloody Sunday" freestyle, Adam22 getting a gun pulled on him during his recent livestream, how much a rapper's DJ should be paid for a show, and more.
1:08:31
March 19, 2019
#56 | Twitter is Scary
The guys discuss Michigan State basketball, the recent Joe Rogan podcast with Jack Dorsey, Vijaya Gadde & Tim Pool, the "Leaving Neverland" documentary, Russ's recent Twitter rant on being an independent artist, and more.
1:28:40
March 12, 2019
#55 | Recycled Hot Pies
Topics include Jason Witten coming back to the NFL, 2 Chainz's new album "Rap or Go To The League," Russell Westbrook's encounter with a young fan on the sideline, the Chuck E Cheese pizza conspiracy, a Kardashian update, De La Soul's record label controversy, Kanye West's label contract, the leaked XXL 2019 Freshman List, the upcoming NCAA tournament, and more.
1:12:41
March 5, 2019
#54 | To Play or Not To Play?
The guys discuss whether Zion Williamson should play the rest of the season, whether or not college sports players should be paid, the Jussie Smollett case updates, Ja Rule taking heat on social media after NBA halftime show, Nipsey Hustle's independent career and signing a record deal, SoundCloud offering distribution services, the Robert Kraft investigation, and more.
1:16:32
February 26, 2019
#53 | Is Anybody Tuned In...
The first time the guys stream the podcast live! They discuss NBA All-Star Weekend, Drake re-releasing his "So Far Gone" mixtape, copying other rappers flows, being in the spotlight, Dax vs. Tory Lanez, Matt Kuchar's recent caddie situation, and more.
1:48:17
February 19, 2019
#52 | You're Officially The Stupidest Person On Earth
The boys discuss Spotify's per stream revenue to independent artists, The Grammys, modern music videos, LeBron James venting on Instagram about Harrison Barnes trade, the NBA trading landscape, the "Deion's Double Play" 30 for 30, and more.
1:34:36
February 12, 2019
#51 | Savage Situations
After a busy weekend, the guys discuss the Super Bowl, 21 Savage being arrested by ICE, Tekashi 6ix9ine agreeing to cooperate with prosecutors, NBA trade rumors, Kanye West trying to buy back his publishing rights, and more.
1:48:39
February 5, 2019
#50 | Living What You Rap About
The guys discuss their recent trip to TopGolf, J. Cole's newest record, "Middle Child," the responsibility to "rap how you live" in hip-hop music, doing things for the reaction on social media, and more.
1:18:46
January 29, 2019
#49 | Actors Can't Act Anymore?
The guys discuss Packy's recent show with Justin Stone, NFL overtime rules, Soulja Boy's latest antics, the media's responsibility to present the facts, Bryon Cranston backlash for playing a man with disabilities in his newest movie, the Fyre Festival documentaries, regrets in their college days, and more.
2:15:47
January 22, 2019
#48 | Addressing the Cyrus & Marcus Situation
In this episode, they guys break down what exactly is going on with Cyrus's attitude towards The Specktators Collective and Marcus Ryan's early exit from The Specktators Collective.  Also discussed are Lil Uzi Vert's label situation, whether or not Rae Sremmurd is breaking up, Travis Scott performing at the Super Bowl, and more.
1:36:40
January 15, 2019
#47 | I Humbly Declare Myself The GOAT
Packy, Daggs, Q, and Moe-T start season two off discussing the College Football National Championship, the Philadelphia Eagles and the NFL, LeBron James declaring himself the greatest of all time, The Titan Games, R. Kelly, a Jemele Hill sexual assault tweet, Making a Murderer and The Jinx documentaries, rappers rapping off beat,  and more.
2:04:07
January 8, 2019
#46 | Dating a Rapper
Packy's girlfriend, Gloria, joins the podcast to discuss how they met, what it's like dating a rapper, social media, changes to The Specktators Podcast, and more.
1:17:09
January 1, 2019
#45 | The Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2018
NobodyEpic joins Packy and Moe-T to discuss the Drake & Kanye beef, Offset and Cardi B, Ebro vs. Kodak Black, the best albums of 2018, and more.
1:27:12
December 18, 2018
#44 | Kevin Hart's Offensive Past
The guys discuss the Kareem Hunt incident, the Kevin Hart incident, and more.
1:16:31
December 11, 2018
#43 | He Used To Do It Cooler
Moe-T and Packy discuss Meek Mill's newest album, "Making a Murder: Part 2," Eminem's newest freestyle video, the College Football Playoffs, and more.
1:24:58
December 4, 2018
#42 | Joyner vs. Tory
Apollo joins the podcast to discuss the Joyner Lucas vs. Tory Lanez battle, 6ix9ine's legal issues, problems with clearing samples in music, and more.
1:33:01
November 27, 2018
#41 | Cyrus is Leaving
Cyrus has graduated! Cyrus, Moe-T, and Packy talk explaining why Cyrus is leaving The Specktators Collective, his last upcoming project with The Collective, independent music struggles and successes, and more.
1:13:31
November 20, 2018
#40 | The Art of Tanking
Topics discussed in this episode are new album drops, fantasy football, NCAA basketball foul rules, tanking in professional sports, and more.
1:00:18
November 13, 2018
#39 | Entrepreneurship Isn't For Everyone
The guys talk fantasy football, sports movies, Spotify and SoundCloud, entrepreneurship vs. a typical 9-5 job, new Speck Gear, and more.
49:57
November 6, 2018
#38 | Do Big Music Labels Get a Bad Rap?
"Future" Packy and Moe-T discuss the best holidays, music labels getting a bad rap, new Speck merch, new podcast ideas, and more.
51:19
October 30, 2018
#37 | Turn Your Screen Brightness Up!
Topics in this podcast include Packy's teeth problems, Spotify's new stake in DistroKid, Kanye, Drake, and Pusha drama, artists and engineers constant struggle with "Demoitis," Making a Murderer: Season Two, and more.
1:17:24
October 23, 2018
#36 | No Rules
Packy and Moe-T discuss last week's show, today's NFL, Drake's appearance on LeBron James's HBO's "The Shop," and more.
1:08:45
October 16, 2018
#35 | Is Jake Paul Really a Sociopath?
The guys talk about Lil Wayne and Logic’s newest projects, Shane Dawson’s new YouTube series on Jake Paul, and more.
1:01:42
October 5, 2018
#34 | Bobby Biracial, Lil Tunechi, Ye
Moe and Pack talk social media addiction, this week’s upcoming album releases, being consistent with your hustle, and more.
50:46
September 28, 2018
#33 | Killshot
The Collective’s newest artist, Apollo, joins this podcast to discuss Spotify giving artists a way to upload directly to their platform, Eminem’s response track, “Killshot,” the Adam22 and Russ situation, and more.
1:16:45
September 21, 2018
#32 | Weirdo Universe
Lots of things to bitch about on this podcast. The guys discuss their recent shows in Chicago and Minneapolis, Spartan and Lions football, Russ's recent radio interviews, Joe Budden's comments on Eminem, Serena Williams' US Open meltdown, and more.
1:23:47
September 14, 2018
#31 | White Rappers Are Upset
So much rapper beef this week! The guys discuss the MGK beef with Eminem and G-Eazy, Eminem's new album, "Kamikaze," Nike's deal with Colin Kaepernick, racism in America, and more.
1:03:31
September 7, 2018
#30 | Front, Back, and Top Holes... Oh My!
In this episode, Moe-T and Packy discuss SoundCloud, the newest addition to gender inclusive language, Packy’s upcoming show in Lansing, Michigan, the upcoming NFL season, MSU being cleared in NCAA investigations, Apple’s upcoming iOS 12 release, video games, and more.
1:12:29
August 31, 2018
#29 | Political Rap Sucks
The guys discuss The Joe Budden Podcast’s deal with Spotify, Logic’s new music video, politics in music and art today, fantasy football, and more.
1:25:02
August 24, 2018
#28 | Artists Need To Think Long Term
Topics in this episode include Nicki Minaj’s new album, Russ’s upcoming album release, the JBA and require NBA basketball players to go to college, and more.
1:13:32
August 17, 2018
#27 | If You're Gonna Be Lyrical, Stay Away From Miracles
In this episode, the guys discuss a research study that shows what percentage musicians make of industry revenue, Travis Scott's newest project, Eminem's list of played out rhymes, and more.
1:06:37
August 10, 2018
#26 | Why Does Everybody Hate Russ?
ZackGoes joins Moe-T and Packy in this podcast. They discuss how Zack started his massive YouTube channel, how he discovered The Specktators Collective, why everyone hates Russ, and more.
57:48
July 27, 2018
#25 | Can You Compare Men's Athletics to Women's Athletics?
In this episode, Moe-T and Packy discuss comparing men and women athletes, Chance The Rapper and Wiz Khalifa’s latest releases, artists stepping out of their comfort zone, Spotify’s newest feature for artists, and more.
1:04:39
July 20, 2018
#24 | Packy's Facebook Was Hacked
The guys are back after taking the holiday off. They discuss Packy’s recent trip to Spain and France, Drake’s new album, “Scorpion,” LeBron’s move to LA, and more.
1:09:07
July 13, 2018
#23 | Drizzy Drake
Moe-T is back from his long weekend. The guys discuss Drake’s new album “Scorpion,” Instagram TV, Childish Gambino’s song theft allegations, mean comments on social media, and more.
1:27:40
June 29, 2018
#22 | Moe-T Shmoe-T
Packy flies solo as he tackles the death of XXX Tentacion, new music from Jay-Z & Beyonce, Nas, and Jay Rock, Drake's upcoming album, and advice for independent artists.
53:54
June 22, 2018
#21 | How To Copy Other Podcasts
Packy is finally braces free! The guys discuss the US Open, Kid Cudi and Kanye West's collaborative album, "Kids See Ghosts," YouTube comment accusations of podcasts copying other podcasts, American government services being behind the times, iHOP's newest marketing promotion, and more!
59:27
June 15, 2018
#20 | Do Not Trap Me In Your Drive Through
The guys talk about the NBA Playoffs, Drake and Pusha T ending their beef, Kanye West’s new album, Apple’s WWDC announcements, and more.
57:28
June 8, 2018
#19 | Rap Beef Is Fun Now
QTheBars joins Moe-T and Packy to discuss Pusha T v Drake, The NBA Finals, and more.
1:44:02
June 1, 2018
#18 | Media... Media... Media...
Daggs joins the podcast this week as a last minute guest addition. The guys talk Spotify, Kendrick Lamar slamming a fan for using the n-word on stage, the NFL’s new rules regarding protests, Kanye spending $85,000 on Pusha T’s album cover picture rights, iconic album covers, fashion trends, and more.
1:37:39
May 25, 2018
#17 | What Is Packy's Net Worth?
Marcus Ryan joins Moe-T and Packy for a discussion on hangovers, Yanny v Laurel, Marcus's upcoming releases and his story before signing to The Specktators Collective, fighting your inner perfectionist, keeping up with the Joneses in hip-hop, how many songs artists actually have in their "vaults," and more.
1:35:05
May 18, 2018
#16 | Dear LeBron Nuthuggers
The boys are back after switching recording days! This week they discuss Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” music video, LeBron James and the NBA Playoffs, Google’s newest technologies, and much more.
1:16:05
May 11, 2018
#15 | Woopdity Scoop
In the midst of Packy’s car crisis, the boys talk about Kanye’s newest song drops, celebrities’ political views, their channel's latest YouTube monetization struggles, and more.
44:11
April 30, 2018
#14 | Cole World
Joel, AKA NobodyEpic, joins Moe-T and Packy to discuss J. Cole’s newest album, KOD, Kanye West’s most recent Twitter rants and announcements, and more.
1:32:04
April 23, 2018
#13 | Our YouTube Channel Got Demonetized
The guys discuss their recent YouTube partnership and Google AdSense woes, Facebook's privacy breach, the importance of forming creative teams to accomplish a common goal, and more.
1:33:46
April 16, 2018
#12 | Hip-Hop Was The Best When...
Moe and Pack tackle the topic of “greatest era of hip-hop” as well as LeBron v. Saban, Drake’s new song/video, and more.
1:44:16
April 9, 2018
#11 | Speck Dad
Cyrus joins Packy and Moe-T to talk about his absence from music, 6ix9ine's interview with The Breakfast Club, Netflix's new "Rapture" series, college education, and more.
1:13:45
April 2, 2018
#10 | Does Subscribe Actually Mean Subscribe?
The boys talk about Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" appeal verdict, how the YouTube “Subscribe” button works, the best era for hip-hop and R&B, and more.
1:20:38
March 26, 2018
#9 | QTheBars For The Barbecue
QTheBars joins for bracketology, meeting Moe and Packy, food talk, liquor talk, best vs. favorite, regional hip-hop, and more.
1:49:39
March 19, 2018
#8 | Is Logic Back?
Moe-T and Packy share their opinions on Logic’s Bobby Tarantino II, Selection Sunday, Tiger Woods, and other fan-requested topics.
1:03:46
March 12, 2018
#7 | The Truth About Spotify Monthly Listeners
Packy and Moe take fan questions for the first time and discuss near death experiences, “real fans,” Spotify monthly listeners, Tory Lanez swagger jacking accusations, and more.
1:02:46
March 5, 2018
#6 | When Packy Turns 45...
Moe-T hates on the Winter Olympics, Packy wants to join the Champions Tour, and the guys provide commentary on Nipsey Hussle and social media.
1:22:24
February 26, 2018
#5 | Joel, I Love You So Much
NobodyEpic joins as the first ever guest on the podcast. Moe-T, Packy, and Joel chop it up about Moe’s beef with G-Eazy, YouTube Success, pros/cons of touring, living in LA, Michigan State University, Joel's Wedding, and more.
1:46:52
February 19, 2018
#4 | Every Day is Valentine's Day
The guys discuss Apple Music vs. Spotify, not just being an "idea guy," how to hype music projects, and some other random topics.
1:01:07
February 12, 2018
#3 | Don't Wear Jeans
The guys talk about events surrounding the Super Bowl, their come-up as independent artists, and some random pet peeves.
1:09:43
February 5, 2018
#2 | Middle Class Artist
Moe-T and Packy discuss the Grammys, Drake's newest streaming records, "Middle Class Artists," The Super Bowl, ESPN's reports about Michigan State University, and more.
1:27:43
January 30, 2018
#1 | Bars or Nah?
Moe-T and Packy discuss their new studio, the new YouTube Partnership Program, if punchlines are relevant in hip-hop today, and more.
1:08:23
January 23, 2018
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