Podcast: The Off Episode

We return after an unanticipated hiatus. The crew covers the recent award shows, summer travels and the 50 vs. Floyd squabble (shots fired!). We also discuss Ferguson and whether hip-hop artists have a responsibility to respond. All that plus roller coasters, brunch, Becky Hamon, Bridgeport, Kevin Durant, Clive Owen and the King of TV breaking down what you should be watching.

Podcast: The Weekend Money Episode

This week the crew is joined by hip-hop group Weekend Money. Ne$$ and Bagdaddy represent the new Brooklyn, an eclectic blend of tradition and innovation. We get into their mutual love of electro and how that led to their first recording session (shouts to Prkr) at The Brickhouse as well as insight into how they create their “future-trap sound,” the meaning of  associative music" and the challenge of creating sample-free music, their adventures at SXSW and other music festivals, and their approach to distributing music. We also talk about their music video process, their crazy promotion game and how they maximize their social media efforts. That plus flag pants, Japanese women in Timberlands, Hot Sugar, guns, Tallahassee time machines, Riff Raff vs. Ciara, and Fat Tony. These guys were awesome to talk to! You can reach them at weekendmoney.biz. Their new release, Freddie Merkury, is out now! You should grab that, their first release Naked City and some fresh W$ gear to put some Brooklyn in your life. Thanks to Tony, BrooklynRadio.com and Ishlab Studios.

Podacst: The DJ Sakir Episode

DJ Sakir reminds us of DJs like King Britt and Geology, equal parts soulful and ecletic. She joins the crew on this episode to talk music, art and life. We get into the origins of her creativity and her forthcoming DJ lifestyle brand OHM, how she deals with the male-dominated DJ culture, booking gigs in Brooklyn, growing up in Florida and participating in the Zulu Nation, private events vs. club gigs, and what exactly is “ear intelligence.” Plus, we dicuss the Wu-Tang sculpture album, Jay-Z’s medallion controversy, Noir Soul, Shazam, Blood, Sweat and Heels, Puerto Rico and The Rocksteady Crew, Idris Elba vs. Questlove, and roman numerals. We close with The King of TV crushing Netflix. Make sure to check DJ Sakir’s webpage and get on them mixes! Thanks to BrooklynRadio.com and Ishlabs Studios. Shouts to Buendia Brooklyn, Effwhatuheard podcast and Food Riot!

Podcast: The Gentrification Episode

This week the crew discusses gentrification. We provide context to this complex issue by talking about being priced out of neighborhoods, how class and race define the issue, the benefits of gentrification and some tips for assimilaitng to Brooklyn culture in our Anti-Gentrifier’s Guide. All that plus Frank Ocean, Gang Starr, Carmelo and the Knicks, HBO Go, bongos and the King of TV breaking down True Detective. Thanks to BrooklynRadio.com, Ishlabs and Mixcloud! 

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