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Get stuck off the realness as Sumit and Chris break down the important issues in Hip Hop music, culture and politics. From high-brow deep dives to low-end theories, expect clinical analysis and subjective perspectives from these two Rap Scientists.
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After a short little break, we're back with another weekly episode. This week's guest is someone who has been on our bucket list for a couple of years. Before the pandemic, he was constantly touring, so it was hard to pin him down, but we finally have Masta Ace on Breaking Atoms!   Ace shares stories about, concept albums, his memories of Biz Markie, career regrets and much more, as usual.   Follow Sumit   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiphopchronicle 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/hiphopchronicle   Follow Chris   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamkinetik 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/iamkinetik   Connect with Breaking Atoms   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Twitter: https://twitter.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Website: https://www.breakingatoms.co.uk
In this fourth and final episode, we’ll look at The Blueprint’s release date coinciding with the World Trade Centre attacks, the album’s critical success and commercial reception, its influence on the artists who came before and after and its enduring legacy 20 years on.   Guest appearances by Andrew Barber, Young Guru, Just Blaze, Jayson Buford, Nuface, Oliver Wang, Jesse Bernard, Lily Mercer, Nicolas Tyrell-Scott, Dylan Green, Akaash Sharma, Miki Hellerbach, Shawn Setaro, Pain In Da Ass, Bink, Yemi Abiade, Thandie Sibanda, J’na Jefferson and Carl Lamarre   1:23 - Andrew Barber on Def Jam bringing the release date of The Blueprint forward 1:48 - Young Guru on recording in Miami and receiving physical copies of The Blueprint 2:56 - David Courtney on being the source of inspiration for The Blueprint cover 4:22 - Young Guru on Just Blaze and Freeway discovering their chemistry 4:56 - Just Blaze on seeing the crowd reaction to The Blueprint 5:40 - Young Guru on close Roc-A-Fella friends and family passing away 6:20 - Young Guru on waking up on 911 and learning about the World Trade Centre attacks 7:47 - Andrew Barber on being in college and being excited about a new Jay-Z album 8:44 - Jayson Buford on being in kindergarten on 911 and remembering people being scared 9:46 - Nuface on losing his job on 911 and using music to lift his spirits 10:55 - Oliver Wang on having reservations when first listening to The Blueprint 11:52 - Jesse Bernard on how The Blueprint appeals to various Hip Hop fans 12:42 - Lily Mercer on The Blueprint’s lack of features and commercial success 14:01 - Nicolas Tyrell-Scott on Jay-Z stepping up with another quality album 14:55 - Dylan Green on other artists creating songs inspired by The Blueprint 15:55 - Akaash Sharma on how The Blueprint has inspired a generation of artists and fans 16:31 - Miki Hellerbach on discovering new things on The Blueprint 17:10 - Shawn Setaro on how The Blueprint set up Jay-Z to become the top rapper 17:42 - Pain In Da Ass on The Blueprint being the perfect Jay-Z album 18:15 - Bink on how The Blueprint changed the way people made music 19:11 - Young Guru on the legacy of The Blueprint and his memories of Kamel Abdo 20:06 - Jayson Buford and Bianca Gracie on Jay-Z becoming untouchable 21:24 - Yemi Abiade on Jay-Z’s influence on UK Hip Hop and Grime acts 22:08 - Thandie Sibanda on The Blueprint being a positive representation of Black people 24:28 - Nuface on The Blueprint’s addition to the National Recording Registry 25:18 - J’na Jefferson on Jay-Z’s unapologetic confidence on The Blueprint 26:45 - Shawn Setaro on how The Blueprint links the past and future 27:32 - Carl Lamarre on The Blueprint helping to give New York Hip Hop a new boost 29:13 - Just Blaze on the game-changing legacy of The Blueprint 20 years later   Follow Sumit   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiphopchronicle 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/hiphopchronicle   Follow Chris   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamkinetik 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/iamkinetik   Connect with Breaking Atoms   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Twitter: https://twitter.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Website: https://www.breakingatoms.co.uk
In this third episode, we’ll break down the second half of The Blueprint album, dive even deeper into the creative process and explore the relationships among some of the album’s key contributors. Guest appearances by Carl Lamarre, Jesse Bernard, Young Guru, Pain In Da Ass, Miki Hellerbach, Jayson Buford, Nuface, Shawn Setaro, Big Hass, Akaash Sharma, Just Blaze, Bink, Yemi Abiade, Nicolas Tyrell-Scott, Andrew Barber and Tony Dawsey   1:30 - Carl Lamarre on Kanye West making the beat for Heart of the City with DMX in mind 2:11 - Jesse Bernard on why Heart of the City is a crucial song for Jay-Z 3:08 - Young Guru on Jay-Z recording Heart of the City in one take 4:16 - Pain In Da Ass on Heart of the City being a sequel of sorts to Can’t Knock The Hustle 4:54 - Miki Hellerbach on his favourite punchline from Heart of the City 5:58 - Jayson Buford on why Never Change is one of Jay-Z’s best songs 6:50 - Nuface on Never Change having gems that he can use in everyday life 8:23 - Shawn Setaro on The Blueprint’s sequencing and Song Cry’s introspection 9:09 - Big Hass on how Song Cry showed him another side of masculine vulnerability in Rap 9:54 - Akaash Sharma on Just Blaze chopping up the Bobby Glenn sample used for Song Cry 10:45 - Just Blaze on Song Cry being the track that took him from Beatmaker to Producer 13:33 - Carl Lamarre on how Song Cry caused him to reflect on his past relationships 15:39 - Bink on producing All I Need and how it ended up on The Blueprint 16:26 - Bink on the production process for All I Need and how simple the beat is 17:50 - Yemi Abiade on Renegade being a monumental moment between Jay-Z and Eminem 18:50 - Nuface on the original version of Renegade with Eminem and Royce Da 5’9” 19:40 - Nicolas Tyrell-Scott on the authentic point of view shared by Jay-Z on Renegade 20:47 - Bink on producing Momma Loves Me and why it’s such a fitting closing track 21:34 - Miki Hellerbach on the sense of innocence displayed on the last song on the album 22:48 - Young Guru on the early album tracklist and the addition of the bonus tracks 23:55 - Just Blaze on producing the beat for Breathe Easy on his ASR-X Pro 28:01 - Andrew Barber on the rumour of Michael Jackson on Girls, Girls, Girls Part 2 28:32 - Just Blaze on finding the original recordings of Michael Jackson’s vocals 29:42 - Young Guru on the legacy of his Assistant Engineer, Kamel Abdo 32:21 - Tony Dawsey on mastering The Blueprint based on a recommendation from DMX 32:52 - Tony Dawsey on Young Guru and Lenny S being present during mastering sessions 33:37 - Tony Dawsey on his close relationship with Young Guru 34:11 - Tony Dawsey on what is needed for an album to have top quality sound   Follow Sumit   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiphopchronicle 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/hiphopchronicle   Follow Chris   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamkinetik 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/iamkinetik   Connect with Breaking Atoms   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Twitter: https://twitter.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Website: https://www.breakingatoms.co.uk
In this second episode, we look at The Blueprint’s creation, the marketing strategy ahead of its release, Jay-Z declaring war with Nas and Prodigy on the big stage and revisit an urban legend that refuses to rest.   Guest appearances by Andrew Barber, Just Blaze, Young Guru, Pain In Da Ass, Yemi Abiade, Akaash Sharma, Bianca Gracie, Nicolas Tyrell-Scott, Lily Mercer, Miki Hellerbach, Carl Lamarre, Lily Mercer, Shawn Setaro, Carl Lamarre, Bink, Shawn Setaro, Thandie Sibanda and J’na Jefferson   1:00 - Andrew Barber on Eminem and Nelly’s success and the emergence of Ja Rule 1:53 - Just Blaze on Jay-Z recording The Blueprint in a quick fashion 3:06 - Young Guru on Kanye West setting off the recording process for The Blueprint 3:40 - Pain In Da Ass on the success of The Dynasty inspiring Jay-Z to create even more 4:34 - Andrew Barber on Kanye not knowing about Izzo premiering at the BET Awards 6:52 - Yemi Abiade on the significance of Jay-Z mentioning the Cold Crush Brothers on Izzo 7:23 - Akaash Sharma on Jay-Z speaking from experience on Izzo and the album overall 7:51 - Bianca Gracie on Kanye West’s production encouraging Jay-Z to be more creative 8:24 - Nicolas Tyrell-Scott on the power of the Jackson 5 sample 8:55 - Lily Mercer on Izzo being her introduction to Kanye West and his music 9:24 - Andrew Barber on the lead up to Summer Jam 2001 and The Blueprint rollout 9:38 - Sumit on Jay-Z Summer Jam performance and performing Takeover for the first time 11:27 - Young Guru on not knowing what Jay-Z had planned for Summer Jam 12:01 - Andrew Barber on Nas responding with his Stillmatic Freestyle 13:48 - Miki Hellerbach on Jay-Z relaxed delivery on Takeover 14:24 - Yemi Abiade on Takeover’s genius song structure 15:32 - Carl Lamarre on Jay-Z making his issues with Nas and Prodigy so public 16:51 - J’na Jefferson on Kanye West using a Rock sample on Takeover 17:32 - Lily Mercer on Jay-Z being so spiteful in his Takeover verses 18:51 - Young Guru on Jay-Z’s Super Ugly being the response to Ether by Nas 20:08 - Shawn Setaro on the months it took for the Jay-Z and Nas conflict to come to light 21:15 - Carl Lamarre on The Ruler’s Back being the perfect introduction for the album 22:09 - Yemi Abiade on The Ruler’s Back setting the tone for the listening experience 22:45 - Bink on stitching different parts of a record together to make The Ruler’s Back 23:46 - Shawn Setaro on The Ruler’s Back being a response to Nas’ Stillmatic Freestyle 25:03 - Just Blaze on making the beat for Girls, Girls, Girls, with Ghostface Killah in mind 26:33 - Just Blaze on Jay-Z filing the video for Girls, Girls, Girls on September 11th 2001 26:33 - Thandie Sibanda on Girls, Girls, Girls’ not being received well if it were released now 27:27 - Chris on the making of Jigga That Nigga and the beat first being for MC Lyte 28:27 - Miki Hellerbach on U Don’t Know being his favourite Just Blaze beat ever 29:24 - Just Blaze on Jay-Z recording U Don’t Know in parts and building the song over time 30:19 - Yemi Abiade on U Don’t Know transporting him to a different place in time 31:31 - Nicolas Tyrell-Scott on how economic inequality inspired the lyrics on U Don’t Know 31:54 - J’na Jefferson on Jay-Z dedicating himself to consistent wins on U Don’t Know 33:01 - Shawn Setaro on Hola’ Hovito being his favourite song from The Blueprint 33:59 - Yemi Abiade on the rhyme scheme of the third verse of Hola’ Hovito   Follow Sumit   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiphopchronicle 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/hiphopchronicle   Follow Chris   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamkinetik 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/iamkinetik   Connect with Breaking Atoms   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Twitter: https://twitter.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Website: https://www.breakingatoms.co.uk
From Breaking Atoms comes our new original podcast series celebrating the 20th anniversary of Jay-Z’s sixth album, The Blueprint.    In this first episode, we double back to a post-Millenium New York where triumph and tragedy were both served in ample amounts. We’ll look at Jay-Z ascending to the top of the Rap kingdom, Roc-A-Fella Records becoming a dynasty, more people than ever listening to what the South had to say and Hip Hop evolving into a Unicron-like commercial juggernaut.   Guest appearances by Andrew Barber, Shawn Setaro, Oliver Wang, Nuface, Carl Lamarre, J’na Jefferson, Thandie Sibanda, Jayson Buford, Bianca Gracie, Deborah Mannis-Gardner, Young Guru, Bink, Miki Hellerbach, Just Blaze, Lily Mercer and Dylan Green   0:39 - Introduction by Sumit and Chris 1:22 - Sumit and Chris on Jay-Z’s career in the 90s and the lead up to The Blueprint’s release 3:11 - Sumit and Chris on the changes in Hip Hop during the 2000s 4:28 - Andrew Barber on the success of Nelly and Eminem 5:33 - Shawn Setaro on the watching artists advance up mixtape tracklists 6:10 - Oliver Wang on the sample free production shift in mainstream Hip Hop 7:18 - Nuface on The Blueprint bringing something new to the table 7:56 - Carl Lamarre on the emergence of contemporary artists and New York finding its way 9:04 - J’na Jefferson on Eminem and Missy Elliott broadening the Hip Hop audience 9:45 - Thandie Sibanda on the change in Hip Hop music after the millennium 10:10 - Jayson Buford on the importance of Soul music in Hip Hop culture 10:51 - J’na Jefferson and Jesse Bernard on how Soul music connects Black history  11:34 - Bianca Gracie on the influence of what would later become known as chipmunk soul 12:30 - Deborah Mannis-Gardner on the legalities and politics around clearing samples 13:23 - Andrew Barber on Beanie Sigel’s The Reason album showcasing The Blueprint sound 14:34 - Young Guru on meeting Jay-Z for the first time and going to Baseline Studios 15:28 - Young Guru on the shift in Roc-A-Fella’s sound via Kanye West, Just Blaze and Bink 16:06 - Bink on how his relationship with Roc-A-Fella Records began 16:57 - Bink on the making of 1-900-Hustler and Freeway’s debut 18:08 - Bink on the artists rhyming on the wrong part of the 1-900 Hustler beat 18:28 - Nuface on Bink’s contributions to Jay-Z’s career 18:48 - Oliver Wang on Bink’s consistency over the last 25 years 19:20 - Miki Hellerbach on Bink’s production enabling Jay-Z to be more introspective 20:10 - Just Blaze on meeting with Dino Delvaille and being introduced to Gee Roberson 22:13 - Just Blaze on Gee Roberson’s production team and working on Amil’s album 23:14 - Just Blaze on Jay-Z recognising his production talent and recording Streets Is Talking 25:22 - Lily Mercer on Just Blaze’s style evolving and making well-known samples feel new 26:08 - Dylan Green on the energy in Just Blaze’s beats 26:39 - Carl Lamarre on Just Blaze and the other producers pushing Jay-Z’s writing ability 27:16 - Young Guru on Just Blaze’s ability to adapt and change his sound when needed 28:17 - Andrew Barber on Chicago radio embracing Kanye West  29:02 - Young Guru on Kanye West showing up when Jay-Z and Scarface needed to record 30:02 - Young Guru on Baseline Studios being essential to Roc-A-Fella’s productivity 30:58 - Just Blaze on Baseline Studios’ tight-knit environment and quality output 32:36 - Young Guru on OG Juan throwing away a recording by Miles Davis 33:47 - Nuface and Young Guru on Kanye West bringing a beat CD to the studio   Follow Sumit   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiphopchronicle 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/hiphopchronicle   Follow Chris   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamkinetik 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/iamkinetik   Connect with Breaking Atoms   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Twitter: https://twitter.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Website: https://www.breakingatoms.co.uk
Chris sits down for a quick chat with Sonny Cheeba of Camp Lo! Hardcore listeners of the pod know how much Chris loves this duo and what the Uptown Saturday Night album means to him as a head. Chris and Sonny Cheeba talk Ski, Camp Lo's influence on Migos, working with The Neptunes and more!   Follow Sumit   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiphopchronicle 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/hiphopchronicle   Follow Chris   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamkinetik 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/iamkinetik   Connect with Breaking Atoms   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Twitter: https://twitter.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Website: https://www.breakingatoms.co.uk
This episode has been a long time coming, and we're excited to have Thomas Hobbs on the Breaking Atoms! We've had a few writers on the show, but he's our first UK based guest. We talked about his writing career, the white gaze of music criticism and why many of those who claim they come in the name of Hip Hop are faking the funk. Like Prince Paul says, this is the politics of the business.  Follow Sumit   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiphopchronicle 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/hiphopchronicle   Follow Chris   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamkinetik 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/iamkinetik   Connect with Breaking Atoms   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Twitter: https://twitter.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Website: https://www.breakingatoms.co.uk
Ever since we were young whippersnappers, we've been enamoured at the way Kurupt so eloquently expressed his sense of financial restraint on Ain't No Fun. The bucket list gets smaller, and we're honoured to have Kurupt on the show! 25 years later, he is still who he is.    In this interview, Young Gotti talks about HRSMN's debut finale, working with Snoop and Dre, Death Row's family feel and messing up spell check for all his fans.    Follow Sumit   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiphopchronicle 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/hiphopchronicle   Follow Chris   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamkinetik 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/iamkinetik   Connect with Breaking Atoms   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Twitter: https://twitter.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Website: https://www.breakingatoms.co.uk
This week, we link up with a friend of the show, James Kennaby, better known as Vice Beats. The host of 'Diggin' The Crates' (one of our favourite pods) stops by to talk beat making, producing music for TV and film and even name drops the Cunninlynguists. Serious rap chat incoming.  Follow Sumit   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiphopchronicle 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/hiphopchronicle   Follow Chris   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamkinetik 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/iamkinetik   Connect with Breaking Atoms   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Twitter: https://twitter.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Website: https://www.breakingatoms.co.uk
Tony Touch will be performing at Metrofest on Sunday 8th August 2021 in London at Trent Park from 11:00 am to 9 pm. The lineup also includes Fat Joe, Fatman Scoop, Blackstreet, Mya, Horace Brown and more.    Get your tickets here: https://www.themetrofest.com/pages/tickets   Follow Sumit   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiphopchronicle 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/hiphopchronicle   Follow Chris   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamkinetik 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/iamkinetik   Connect with Breaking Atoms   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Twitter: https://twitter.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Website: https://www.breakingatoms.co.uk
Fatman Scoop will be performing at Metrofest on Sunday 8th August 2021 in London at Trent Park from 11:00 am to 9 pm.  The lineup also includes Fat Joe, Blackstreet, Mya, Tony Touch, Horace Brown and more.    Get your tickets here: https://www.themetrofest.com/pages/tickets   Follow Sumit   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiphopchronicle 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/hiphopchronicle   Follow Chris   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamkinetik 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/iamkinetik   Connect with Breaking Atoms   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Twitter: https://twitter.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Website: https://www.breakingatoms.co.uk
This one is for the Producers. We linked up with Wes Pendleton, Founder of Soul Surplus, to discuss some of the legalities of sampling, sample packs, and going into partnership with Splice. The long arm the sampling police law is out to get us all, so we're here to help you duck the opps.    Follow Sumit   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiphopchronicle 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/hiphopchronicle   Follow Chris   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamkinetik 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/iamkinetik   Connect with Breaking Atoms   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Twitter: https://twitter.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Website: https://www.breakingatoms.co.uk
This week's guest is one-half of the most conceptually creative groups in Hip Hop history. Prince Po of Organized Konfusion comes through to talk about his beginnings in Queens, recording the 'Stress' album, working with Danger Mouse and Oh No's superhuman multitasking skills. Crush. Kill. Destroy. You know the rest.    Follow Sumit   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiphopchronicle 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/hiphopchronicle   Follow Chris   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamkinetik 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/iamkinetik   Connect with Breaking Atoms   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Twitter: https://twitter.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Website: https://www.breakingatoms.co.uk
Following our epic 'Reasonable Doubt' series, we're excited to welcome back the very first voice you hear on that album, Pain In Da Ass! He digs even deeper into his story and adventures at Roc-A-Fella Records, how he became an intern, almost starring in the cult classic, 'Belly', and other shenanigans. The streets asked for this. You're welcome.    Follow Sumit   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiphopchronicle 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/hiphopchronicle   Follow Chris   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamkinetik 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/iamkinetik   Connect with Breaking Atoms   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Twitter: https://twitter.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Website: https://www.breakingatoms.co.uk
Special Appearance: Dom Pachino (Killarmy) Our adventures through Shaolin continue, as we connect with, the rugged child himself, Shyheim! Now, he's all grown up, he has a lot of life experience to share. He talks about adapting to the new world after being incarcerated, the 25th anniversary of his sophomore album, being in the video for Ice Cream and more. Follow Sumit   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiphopchronicle 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/hiphopchronicle   Follow Chris   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamkinetik 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/iamkinetik   Connect with Breaking Atoms   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Twitter: https://twitter.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Website: https://www.breakingatoms.co.uk
Believe it or not, when it comes to the Wu-Tang sound, RZA had a few trusted chefs with him in the kitchen. For this episode, we are joined by the 4th Disciple, who fills in the gaps on some key Shaolin history. From hearing early Wu demos to developing the Killarmy sound, Breaking Atoms show gratitude to one of the greatest producers of all time.  Follow Sumit   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiphopchronicle 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/hiphopchronicle   Follow Chris   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamkinetik 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/iamkinetik   Connect with Breaking Atoms   💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Twitter: https://twitter.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Website: https://www.breakingatoms.co.uk
Evidence is someone who once proudly proclaimed he would "sit up in the shadows and rebel against fame". Ironically, his star has continued to rise in the 20+ years he's been in the game and slowly, but surely, he's opening up even more.    We got to have a quick chat with Evidence about his new album, his love of photography and some rarely discussed sections of his music history.    Follow Sumit   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiphopchronicle Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/hiphopchronicle   Follow Chris   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamkinetik Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/iamkinetik   Connect with Breaking Atoms Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breaktheatoms Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/breaktheatoms Twitter: https://twitter.com/breaktheatoms Website: https://www.breakingatoms.co.uk/podcast
The next Breaking Atoms original podcast series is coming in September 2021! Look out for The Ruler's Back: The Making of The Blueprint by Jay-Z! Follow Sumit 💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiphopchronicle 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/hiphopchronicle Follow Chris 💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamkinetik 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/iamkinetik Connect with Breaking Atoms 💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Twitter: https://twitter.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Website: https://www.breakingatoms.co.uk
In our fifth and final episode, we examine the legacy of Reasonable Doubt 25 years on and why so many people consider it to be one of the most seminal albums in Hip Hop history. Featuring in order of appearance: Pain In Da Ass, Dart Adams, DJ Snips, Jaz-O, Ski Beatz, Rob Markman, Chezik Tsunoda, Sean Kantrowitz, Yoh Phillips, Robyn Mowatt, SK Vibemaker, Maria Davis, Nick Raphael, Christian Tattersfield, Abdul Malik Abbott, Kathy Iandoli, David Lotwin, Ryan Proctor, DJ Shortee Blitz and DJ Clark Kent. Pain In Da Ass on original plans for Reasonable Doubt to be Jay-Zs first and only solo album (2:17) Dart Adams on where Reasonable Doubt sits in the continuum of classic Rap albums from the mid-90s (3:31) DJ Snips on Reasonable Doubt's influence being heard in many of today's Hip Hop albums (4:45) Jaz-O on why he considers Reasonable Doubt to be a classic body of work in music in general (5:55) Ski Beatz and Rob Markman on Reasonable Doubt having the same classic feel as the music their parents played around them (6:32) Chezik Tsunoda on why Reasonable Doubt stands out in Jay-Z's discography (7:24) Sean Kantrowitz on why Reasonable Doubt's origin story is a key part of Jay-Z legacy (8:03) Yoh Phillips on Reasonable Doubt being a classic period piece (8:32) Robyn Mowatt on the continuous accolades that Reasonable Doubt has received since its release (9:19) SK Vibemaker on how the album plays an important part in his Hip Hop journey (9:53) Maria Davis on her respect for the entrepreneurial spirit of Jay-Z, Dame Dash, and Kareem “Biggs” Burke (10:08) Nick Raphael and Christian Tattersfield on the motivation they and Roc-A-Fella had in wanting to prove people wrong (10:59) Abdul Malik Abbott on why Reasonable Doubt is a perfect Hip Hop album (12:55) Pain In Da Ass on how Jay-Z channel unfortunate circumstances into a hunger for success (13:11) Kathy Iandoli on how Jay-Z has evolved into a Hip Hop superhero who always saves the day (14:29) Nick Raphael and Christian Tattersfield on why they think Reasonable Doubt is the greatest Hip Hop album ever and how proud they are to have been involved in sharing it with the world (15:16) David Lotwin and Ryan Proctor on Jay-Z's brilliance as a writer and how he may not have been appreciated in the way he should have at the time of the album's release (16:09) Rob Markman on how Jay-Z laid out his future intentions to rise to the top clear in Reasonable Doubt (17:21) DJ Shortee Blitz on how Jay-Z accurately depicting the highs and lows of the hustler life throughout the album's storytelling (18:25) DJ Clark Kent on why he thinks Reasonable Doubt legacy has two district parts (19:15) Yoh Phillips on Reasonable Doubt's powerful first impression (19:58) Kathy Iandoli on what we potentially lost in Hip Hop culture following the deaths of Tupac and Biggie shortly after Reasonable Doubt's release (21:35) Chris and Sumit on Jay-Z’s continued success and the legacy of Roc-A-Fella Records (22:41) Pain In Da Ass on Jay-Z, Dame Dash and Biggs always believing they have a shot at winning (23:17) Announcement of the next Breaking Atoms original podcast series (24:37) Produced by Sumit Sharma and Chris Mitchell Mixed and mastered by Dave Walker Updated artwork designed by Jason Wheeler Follow Sumit 💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiphopchronicle 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/hiphopchronicle Follow Chris 💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamkinetik 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/iamkinetik Connect with Breaking Atoms 💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Twitter: https://twitter.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Website: https://www.breakingatoms.co.uk
In our fourth episode, we’ll be examining the initial and retrospective response to Reasonable Doubt, shining a light on the tight-knit vibes of the Roc-A-Fella Records staff and connecting with original members of the US street team. Featuring in order of appearance: Ryan Proctor, DJ Snips, Dart Adams, Charlie Braxton, Nick Raphael, Christian Tattersfield, DJ Shortee Blitz, Pain In Da Ass, Maria Davis, DJ Clark Kent, Robyn Mowatt, David Lotwin, Kathy Iandoli and Ski Beatz. Sumit on some key 1996 Hip Hop albums (1:40) Ryan Proctor underground and mainstream Hip Hop divide (2:05) DJ Snips on the cohesion in Reasonable Doubt's production and Jay-Z's mentors (3:20) Dart Adams on Reasonable Doubt being on the level of fine literature (4:17) Ryan Proctor on Reasonable Doubt not being regarded as an instant classic (4:34) Charlie Braxton on revising Reasonable Doubt for The Source magazine (5:52) Charlie Braxton on how The Source's mic rating system worked (6:55) Nick Raphael and Christian Tattersfield on signing Roc-A-Fella Records to a worldwide distribution deal (7:48) Nick Raphael and Christian Tattersfield on going to New York to meet with Roc-A-Fella and watching Jay-Z plan his radio promotion (9:58) Nick Raphael and Christian Tattersfield on getting Biggie's appearance on Brooklyn's Finest cleared with Clive Davis (12:06) Nick Raphael and Christian Tattersfield on signing the distribution deal on the same day Roc-A-Fella did their classic Billboard photoshoot (13:31) DJ Shortee Blitz on going to Roc-A-Fella's New York office and Dame Dash making tea for his wife (14:55) Nick Raphael and Christian Tattersfield on seeing the Roc-A-Fella branded Mercedes Benz with Jay-Z handing out promo material from the car (15:38) Pain In Da Ass on Lenny Santiago driving the Roc-A-Fella car around New York and taking photos and videos of that time (16:05) Pain In Da Ass on joining Roc-A-Fella Records as an intern (16:41) Pain In Da Ass on the key players of the Roc-A-Fella office and staff (17:54) Chezik Tsunoda on street team promotion for Reasonable Doubt in the Midwest and getting paid in cash (19:06) Maria Davis on Reasonable Doubt being a collaborative effort (20:14) DJ Clark Kent on how the entire Roc-A-Fella crew contributed ideas to the making of Reasonable Doubt (20:321) Robyn Mowatt on being introduced to Jay-Z and Reasonable Doubt by her Dad who played the album in their home (22:14) Pain In Da Ass on the talent in and around Roc-A-Fella Records and the importance of Kareem "Biggs" Burke (22:57) David Lotwin on his business relationship with Dame Dash (24:12) Kathy Iandoli compares Jay-Z and Dame Dash's personalities to the left and right sides of the brain (25:03) David Lotwin, Ryan Proctor, Ski Beatz and Maria Davis on Dame Dash's relentless vision (25:35) Pain In Da Ass on the custom made Roc-A-Fella jackets gifted to members of the crew (27:02) Pain In Da Ass on how Jay-Z's hunger coming from trauma and encouraging him to turn a negative into a positive (27:56) Produced by Sumit Sharma and Chris Mitchell Mixed and mastered by Dave Walker Updated artwork designed by Jason Wheeler Follow Sumit 💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiphopchronicle 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/hiphopchronicle Follow Chris 💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamkinetik 💥 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/iamkinetik Connect with Breaking Atoms 💥 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Twitter: https://twitter.com/breaktheatoms 💥 Website: https://www.breakingatoms.co.uk
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