By Akemese Nnaetuk
TURNTABLES is a hip-hop podcast where brand new music is reviewed weekly, but with a little bit of a twist. Each week will also have a discussion on what’s going on in Hip-Hop today
Were back, and this is the Finale (👀?). Since i missed the week before, I will be doing the news and music for 2 weeks. This episode I discuss women making history on the charts, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott’s amazing #VERZUZ battle, and more. I also review music from Kehlani, Lil Tjay, Odunsi (The Engine), and more. I also discuss the rampant gaming of industry loopholes to achieve success on the charts.
May 19, 2020
TURN LATE DEMO TAPES
Recorded on a Sunday but released on a Wednesday. This week we reviewed music from Drake, Smoove L, JoJo, and many more. As for the discussion, I made sure to give Tory Lanez his props and I urge people to follow in his creative and business footsteps.
May 06, 2020
HIT FO HIT
Recorded on a Sunday, dropping on a Monday. First things first, RIP Fred The Godson. This week we review new music from dvsn, K Camp, Fivio Foreign, and more. This week’s discussion is about what makes a hit a hit.
April 28, 2020
BLAME IT ON AK
We late but we’re back! This week I talk about YNW Melly and his dire COVID-19 situation while in prison, Young Thug losing money due to COVID-19 and more. I also review music from Westside Gunn, DaBaby, Kenny Mason, etc. Finally, we have a discussion about the pros and cons of flooding the market.
April 23, 2020
We are back to our normal recording and release schedule! This episode I discuss new music from Tory Lanez, Shantel May, and Pink $weats. For the discussion I talk about whether Instagram live has run its course and how artists can combat the growing apathy for IG live.
April 13, 2020
Sorry for the late drop, but I’m BACK! This episode we go over Playboi Carti’s arrest, and review new music from Drake, Future, and much more. Our discussion for the week revolves around the postponed Teddy Riley vs. Babyface songwriting IG battle and Teddy’s comments as to why.
April 09, 2020
Recorded on Sunday, 3/29. This episode we talk about the new rise in “beat battles,” and review new music from PARTYNEXTDOOR and Jessie Reyez. The weekly discussion centers around artists and their attempts to connect with their fans during this COVID-19 pandemic.
March 31, 2020
We’re back for another episode and due to the coronavirus it was a pretty slow news week. We reviewed the Weeknd’s “After Hours” album as well as Childish Gambino’s “3.15.20.” For this week’s discussion we tackle the issues that the music industry faces due to the coronavirus, and how life after covid-19 will look like.
March 24, 2020
TO PIMP A TURNTABLE
We was off last week but we back now covering all that was missed.
March 18, 2020
SCARY HOURS BYKE
This episode we discuss new music from Drake, G Herbo, Lil Uzi Vert, and more! For the weekly discussion, I talk about Megan Thee Stallion’s contract situation, and what makes new artists sign bad deals and what future artist should do.
March 02, 2020
LONG LIVE THE WOO
First thing first, REST IN PEACE POP SMOKE. This episode I reviewed albums by Calboy, Kamaiyah, & Royce Da 5’9”. Due to the death of Pop Smoke, today’s episode discussion was on the dark cloud that seems to have been surrounding all up-and-coming New York artists in the past few years.
February 24, 2020
QM GOT HIT WITH THE R.I.C.O.
In this episode of Turntables, AK reviews new music from Fetty Wap, H.E.R., A Boogie, and much more. AK also gets into a discussion on Quentin Miller and his life after being a casualty of war in the beef between Drake and Meek Mill.
February 17, 2020
DID YOU GET RICH OR DIE TRYING?
For episode 2 of Turntables we look at Brent Faiyaz and Pop Smoke’s new album and decided whether they are classic, mid, or just trash. We also discuss the shared influence between Hip-Hop and R&B.
February 09, 2020
“Kobe Bryant, A.K.A. ENVY ME”
FIRST EPISODE OF THE PODCAST! We here y’all! So lets get to it! I discuss the tragedy of Kobe Bryant’s death. Then I review new music from Lil Wayne, his first since dropping Carter V, Russ, and Key Glock. For the main discussion I get into Kobe Bryant’s and Lil Wayne’s influence on hip-hop.
February 01, 2020