Through The Crate

Through The Crate
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Ep 119 - Everybody eats, but who’s cookin?
Dec 9 • 74 min
On this episode we pig out on MFnMelo’s latest release Everybody Eats. We also give you the breakdown of whats been happening lately, from Drake texting teens, Noname getting tired white fans using the “N” word, the untimely passing of Juice Wrld and…
Ep 118 - Queen’s Don’t Need a Grammy, Slim!
Nov 25 • 94 min
In this episode, we break down the soundtrack to the new film Queen and Slim which is dropping the day before Thanksgiving. Grammy nominations are out and we break them all the way down. Also, we touch on some updates to the 2020 Democratic. This was such…
Ep 117 - Delayed but Not Forgotten Vol. 7
Nov 18 • 97 min
On this late ass episode we catch up on some old news. We break down Kash Doll’s album Stacked, discuss hymens, and share thoughts on Kaepernick finally getting a work out. Tune to hear our take on what’s been going on with the world while we’ve been away!
Ep 116 - Kickin It With Kelechi
Oct 21 • 33 min
In this episode, we catch up with the multi-talented rapper Kelechi while on the 85 to Africa tour with Jidenna. We discuss his upbringing as an immigrant, how much it impacts his music, and much more. Listen, like, follow, subscribe!
Ep 115 - Friends, uknowhatimsayin¿
Oct 14 • 91 min
This episode is brought to you by the influence of ethanol. We discuss the meaning of friendships and fair taxes. We also share our thoughts on Cedric’s man crush Danny Brown’s 5th studio album, uknowwhatimsayin?. Lastly, we discuss Rihanna’s comment…
Ep 114 - Eve Let Her Ovaries Hang in the Mirror
Sep 30 • 76 min
We are back to our regularly scheduled podcast. On this episode we tackle two albums, Rapody’s Eve and Earthgang’s MirrorLand. Listen to find out more about Kanye West making gospel music and what rappers have diamond singles. We also break down and Trump…
Ep 113 - Darrion Da Don
Sep 23 • 54 min
In this episode we interview Darrion Da Don. We get into his church foundation, being a double threat with singing and rapping, and the importance of voting. A lot of gems dropped in this episode, well worth the listen and you won’t be disappointed.…
Ep 112 - Reck McGee
Sep 16 • 56 min
On this episode we interview Chicago artist Reck McGee. We touched on his time running track, early DMX influences, and how he transitioned into making music. Listen, follow, subscribe and join the tribe!
Ep 111 - Party like its 2008?
Sep 3 • 56 min
On this episode we put the spotlight on local Chicago rapper Brittany Cater and discuss her music in detail. We also dive into Taylor Swift threatening to re-record her lost masters, how another recession is coming, and Danny Brown getting his own TV…
Ep 110 - Miami Re-Port
Aug 19 • 80 min
Did you miss us? In this episode we talk Miami’s finest Rick Ross and his latest project Port of Miami 2. We give you updates on Jeffrey Epstein, ASAP Rocky, and Jay Z “buying in” to the NFL, and some LGBTQ+ news. We also touch on what Katy Perry has been…
Ep 109 - Found Boy, Lost Religion
Aug 12 • 71 min
In this episode we find ourselves knee deep in YBN Cordae’s debut album The Lost Boy. Also, how did a Christian rapper beat Chance the Rapper for #1? Who killed Jeff Epstein? Who seriously writes a top 50 list of rappers with no women? All these questions…
Ep 108 - Krit Iz Here, for a Specific Type of Party…
Jul 29 • 65 min
In this episode we break down the “Z” in Big Krit’s “Krit Iz Here” album. We pause to talk about Tyler the Creator’s appearance on Funk Flex, touch on new border wall funding from the pentagon budget, and do our first live reaction to a YouTube video.…
Ep 107 - Seriously Though, Revenge is Cereal
Jul 22 • 63 min
In this episode we dive into the new Dreamville compilation album, Revenge of the Dreamers III. We touch on race relations in both our government and in Sweden, as well as strippers that rap about their private areas. Listen, like, follow, subscribe today!
Ep 106 - Musa Monday!
Jul 8 • 45 min
In this episode, we chop it up with the lyrically inclined Chicago emcee Musa Reems! We dive into his influences and creative process as well as a in depth conversation around his latest project, Musa Mondays. Listen, like, follow, subscribe!
Ep 105 - Zuu Suit Riot
Jun 10 • 73 min
In this episode, we discuss Denzel Curry’s 4th studio album, Zuu. We also dive into a myriad of news topics, from DJ Khaled throwing temper tantrums, Jay Z becoming hip hop’s first billionaire, to the controversy around the discussion and actions taken…
Ep 104 - IGOR
Jun 3 • 77 min
In this episode we dive into the new Tyler the Creator album, IGOR. We also talk about trending news, from the hypocrisy of Mitch Mconnell’s decision to fill a supreme court position to the recent Iggy Azalea photo leak. Listen, like, follow, subscribe!
Ep 103 - Lady Fever
May 29 • 64 min
In this episode, we invite our friend Imani back to the podcast to discuss Megan Thee Stallion’s new project, Fever. We also dive into some important and interesting topics ranging from Steve Mnuchin refusing to move forward with putting Harriet Tubman on…
Ep 102 - Lazy Fetuses
May 22 • 59 min
In this episode, we review a few singles and freestyles, from Denzel Curry’s Ricky to Tierra Whack’s recent freestyle on Tim Westwood TV. We also dive into some important discussions surrounding the ridiculous abortion laws passed in the south, as well as…
EP 101 - CrasH Talking Yo Momma
May 15 • 54 min
We dedicate this episode to all the mother’s out there that love hip hop! We talked about our favorite songs about mothers, dove into CrasH Talk by Schoolboy Q and caught up on all the news we might have missed since the last episode. Listen, like, follow…
Ep 100 - Through The Crate Live
Apr 17 • 134 min
In this episode, we celebrate 3 years of podcasting as we record our 100th episode in front of a live audience. We share our favorite moments as well as some submitted by our listeners. We also engage in a panel discussion featuring Matt Hennessy (Chief…
Ep 99 - Podcast or Go to Work, Admissions Scandal Edition
Mar 20 • 86 min
In this episode, we discuss the new album Rap or Go To The League by 2 Chainz. We also dive into the college admission scandal as it relates to the album, as well as the unfortunate shooting in New Zealand. Lastly, we drop important information on how our…
Ep 98 - Chillin with E-Man
Mar 13 • 56 min
In this episode, we sit down with Eman and talk about his influences, creative process and beginnings in the music industry. We also talk about his latest single, “On It” featuring LakeshoreGhost and get more info on his upcoming project, Get It Going.
Ep 97 - After Hurt with SheGo Turbo
Mar 6 • 51 min
In this episode, we discuss SheGo Turbo’s debut solo project After Hurt, which is available on all streaming platforms. We discuss everything from the meaning behind the title to the entire creative process for each song. Listen, like, follow, subscribe!
Ep 96 - The Alleged Episode
Feb 27 • 84 min
In this episode, Ben and Tressie Name that Verse with the quickness! We discuss Wiz Khalifa and Currensy’s trip back to 2009 on their new project and dive into the events happening in hip hop today, from R Kelly’s ongoing debauchery to the confusion and…
Ep 95 - Big U.N.I.T.Y for Rappers (Who happen to be female)
Feb 13 • 63 min
In this episode we discuss Dreezy’s new album Big Dreez. We also dive into a few trending topics, from Jeff Bezos’ extortion claims to the revelation of 21 Savage’s citizenship and surprising deportation. Lastly, we review the responses to last week’s…
Ep 94 - Boogie Is For Sale
Feb 6 • 74 min
In this episode we continue with the Name that Verse game, as well as Hip Hop Cafe where we dive into the new project from Boogie titled Everythings For Sale. We also discuss a myriad of trending topics, from Ariana Grande’s new song 7 Rings and how its…
Ep 93 - Shutting down Future’s Middle Child
Feb 3 • 73 min
In this episode we discuss why Tressie is not a fan of Future and what about his latest album really rubbed her the wrong way. We also talk about J Cole’s new single Middle Child, updates on the government shut down, Kamala Harris and DMX’s release from…
Ep 92 - Gov Shutdown Too Old for R Kelly
Jan 23 • 87 min
In this episode we talk about various topics from the government shutdown to the documentary series, Surviving R Kelly. We also dive some music from Big Krit, Future and A Boogie with the Hoodie. Listen, like, follow, subscribe!
Ep 91 - Boss Talk with Briana Kapone!
Jan 16 • 45 min
To kick off our 4th season of the podcast, we interviewed up and coming artist Briana Kapone! We dive into her influences, her recent single Pink Cocaine and the misconceptions of the video, as well what and where she sees herself in the future. Listen,…
Ep 90 - 2018 Recap!
Jan 10 • 85 min
ITS HERE! Our 2018 recap! In this episode we discuss the major themes of 2018 from criminal justice reform to hip hop changing popular culture. We also discuss our top 5 albums of the year as well as the best producers, most disappointing artists,…
Ep 89 - Producers Tags, Sicko Mode, and Championships
Dec 19, 2018 • 88 min
In this episode, we clear up whats happened with our live podcast being postponed. We also dive into the numerous events that have happened in the culture, from Ebro vs Kodak Black to Michael Cohen getting sentenced to 3 years in prison. We also review…
Ep 88 - Playing Hip Hop Catch Up
Nov 28, 2018 • 70 min
It’s been a while since we had an episode with just Cedric and Tressie! So we decided to take it back to the basics in this episode. From Big Krit’s Thrice X to Anderson .Paak’s Oxnard, we give you our take on the albums we may have missed throughout the…
Ep 87 - Giving Thanks with JamesTylers
Nov 21, 2018 • 59 min
In this episode, we reconnect with JamesTylers and talk about what’s changed since he was last on the podcast. We talked about the break up of Your Frends and what he learned from that situation. We also talk about the new music he’s been working on,…
Ep 86 - Getting Loud with Che
Nov 14, 2018 • 74 min
In this episode, we interview our good friend Loud Che and discuss his debut album, Shonen. We talk about his influences, love for anime, film, and hip hop culture. And in pure Che fashion, we dive into a few of his philosophies and lessons he’s learned…
Ep 85 - Just chillin’ with Manesseh
Nov 7, 2018 • 69 min
In this episode, we sit down with the talented singer, Manesseh! We discuss his latest single, Just (prod. by Bedows) and Who Will Stand Up For Me by L.A. Vangogh featuring himself and Bella Bahhs. We also talk about his creative process, life challenges…
Ep 84 - L.A. VanGogh says GO VOTE!!
Nov 5, 2018 • 82 min
In this episode, we interview L.A. VanGogh! We talk about his new song, Who Will Stand Up For Me featuring Manesseh and Bella Bahhs. We get more information about the second part of his debut album Everything Is Subjective: Episode 2, as well as some…
Ep 83 - If You Know You Know
Oct 24, 2018 • 93 min
In this episode we provide our take on the resurfacing of the Pusha T vs Drake beef, Vic Mensa’s BET Cypher and being called out, as well as the excess of progressive candidates for mayor of Chicago. We also discuss Noname’s Room 25 and T.I.’s Dime Trap.
Ep 82 - Drogas Flame V
Oct 17, 2018 • 98 min
In this episode, we discuss 2 weeks worth of news! Everything from the Kavanaugh hearing and confirmation and Kanye West visiting the white house, to Fabolous getting arrested for domestic violence. We also dive into long awaited albums from Lupe Fiasco…
Ep 81 - Ladies Night, the Queef Mix
Oct 3, 2018 • 65 min
In this episode, Tressie called in reinforcements and invited her good friends Imani and Kesha to the podcast while the boys were on vacation this week. We discussed a myriad of topics, from our frustrations with Remy Ma on the new show State of the…
Ep 80 - Jefe got a Pistol On His Side, My Boy! I Love It!
Sep 26, 2018 • 70 min
In this episode, we go single crazy! But first, we dive into a few topics, from Jeff Bezos unnecessarily making 168 billion dollars to Cardi B throwing a shoe at Nicki Minaj. Then we discuss the singles from Wale to Lil Wayne. Listen, like, follow,…
Ep 79 - Average White Beef
Sep 19, 2018 • 58 min
In this episode, we discuss the unfortunate passing of Mac Miller and the culture’s indulgence in self medication. We also dive into Eminem’s surprise album, Kamikaze and the beef that brewed between him, G Eazy, and Machine Gun Kelly.
Ep 78 - Back and Forth with SheGoTurbo and Eddie Vega
Sep 5, 2018 • 60 min
In this episode we sit down with Eddie Vegas and SheGoTurbo about their project, Back&Forth. We dive into their influences, 773Safehous, as well as past projects.
Ep 77 - One Point Five
Aug 29, 2018 • 70 min
In this episode, we restore the balance as Tressie comes back from her week off. We discuss a myriad of topics, from Paul Flart getting fired for farting on the job to the tweeting/Queen Radio mess Nicki Minaj continues to get herself in. We also discuss…
Ep 76 - Respect The Trippie Queen
Aug 22, 2018 • 78 min
Through The Crate, The Men’s Edition! Thats right! Tressie was too busy on Space X/planning the military parade, so Ben and Cedric had to hold it down. In this episode, we discuss everything from the Omarosa Tapes to Aretha Franklin’s passing. We also…
Ep 75 - Stay Dangerous in Astroworld
Aug 17, 2018 • 54 min
In this episode we discuss everything from the Kanye West interview on Jimmy Kimmel to Alex Jones’ podcasts being removed from iTunes. We also talk about YG’s Stay Dangerous and Travis Scott’s Astroworld.
Ep 74 - You Give me the Swervo Ta13oo
Aug 8, 2018 • 83 min
In this episode, we discuss a few new topics in the culture from Taylor Bennett being bisexual to Colin Kapernick’s name being removed from Big Bank on the Madden soundtrack. We also review GHerbo’s Swervo and Denzel Curry’s Ta13oo. Special Guest Host:…
Ep 73 - Rolling Chance’s Chicagoist Paper, Too
Aug 1, 2018 • 76 min
In this episode, we catch up on what’s happened in the culture over the last two weeks, from R Kelly’s 19 minute half-ass confession song “I Admit It’ to Michael Cohen’s secret tape, and the muzzle Trump is trying to put on the press. We also discuss the…
Ep 72 - In the Future, only the Meek shall inherit the Scorpion
Jul 18, 2018 • 77 min
In this episode, we discuss what’s happened in the culture as well as some politics over the last two weeks. We also argue if Kylie Jenner’s company making a billion dollars is hip hop. Lastly, we discuss Future’s Beastmode 2, Meek Mill’s Legends of the…
Ep 71 - Top 5 and Upsetting the System
Jul 4, 2018 • 56 min
In this episode we discuss our top 5 albums and singles of the year so far. We also discuss Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ win, and if this upset will reverberate throughout the political landscape. Lastly, we enter a general discussion on Drake and his new…
Ep 70 - Redemption is Everything, Love
Jun 27, 2018 • 59 min
In this episode we discuss the passing of XXXTentacion and the impact its had on the community. We also dive into Jay Rock’s new album Redemption and The Carter’s new project, Everything is Love. Lastly, we discuss the definition, paths, and struggles of…
Ep 69 - To Kanye or Not To Kanye, Streams of Thought
Jun 21, 2018 • 97 min
In this episode, we discuss a long list of topics, ranging from Nicki Minaj and Future’s tour to Tekashi69 coming to Chicago. We also enter a heated discussion regarding whether or not to listen to Kanye’s music. Lastly, we dive into Black Thought’s…
Ep 68 - Kickin It with CTB
Jun 13, 2018 • 61 min
In this episode we sit down with local hip hop group, Chi Town Born. We discuss their history, influences, and music. Listen, like, follow, subscribe!
Ep 67 - A di dadi don! Duppies All Around!
Jun 6, 2018 • 58 min
In this episode, we discuss Pusha T and Drake going head to head. We review Daytona, provide a timeline of the beef between the two, and what we’re feeling about it. Listen, like, follow, subscribe!
Ep 66 - The Book of Ryan and Alcoholism
May 30, 2018 • 55 min
In this episode we discuss The Book Of Ryan by Royce Da 5’9” and the affects of alcoholism in hip hop. Listen, like, follow, subscribe!
Ep 65 - Tapped in with Blvck Achilles
May 23, 2018 • 49 min
In this episode, we tap in with the talented rapper and Oakland native Blvck Achilles. We discuss his latest self titled project and some of the themes he addresses on it. We also discuss the gentrification of Oakland and what he’s doing to keep it’s true…
Ep 64 - This is America and The Ecstatic Midnight Carnival
May 16, 2018 • 88 min
In this episode, we take trip in time and listen to albums that influenced us in the past. We also discuss Childish Gambino’s new song and video This Is America, the symbolism and it’s importance. Listen, like, follow, subscribe!
Ep 63 - BackInTheDayz Interview
May 9, 2018 • 49 min
In this episode, we interviewed the Chicago hip hop group BackInTheDayz. We spoke about their beginnings, influences, and aspirations as a group. We also discussed their affiliations with ChiRock and the Zulu nation. Listen, follow, like, subscribe!
Ep 62 - KOD = Kids and Kanye on Drugs?
May 1, 2018 • 63 min
In this episode we discuss J Cole’s KOD album in depth. We discussion addiction and how its evolved in the culture. We also discuss the extensive Kanye West tweets, what they meant, and how they affect the culture.
Ep 61 - Care for Me and my Vacation to Hell
Apr 24, 2018 • 68 min
In this episode, we discuss two very different albums: Vacation in Hell by Flatbush Zombies and Care For Me by Saba. We also take a deep dive into a more sensitive topic, depression in hip hop. Listen, like, follow, subscribe!
Ep 60 - Delayed but Forgotten Vol. 6
Apr 20, 2018 • 70 min
In this installment of Delayed but Not Forgotten, we discuss Drake’s new video Nice for What as well and Young MA’s freestyle, Praktice. We also dive into Cardi B’s new album, Invasion of Privacy and how women are perceived in hip hop.
Ep 59 - New Format Alert!
Apr 10, 2018 • 64 min
In this episode we discuss our favorite singles of the week as well as Rich the Kid’s new album, The World is Yours. We also dive into the domestic violence in hip hop, and how we go about deciding who we support in the culture based on our own morals and…
Ep 58 - Hip Hop March Madness, Championship!
Apr 2, 2018 • 67 min
In this episode, we share our version of Hip Hop March Madness. We started off with a sweet 16 of the top rappers under the age of 30. The list is based off of the last 2 years of music from the artists, who we listened to the most and their impact on the…
Ep 57 - Hip Hop March Madness: Who is going Head to Head?
Mar 27, 2018 • 37 min
In this episode, we share our version of Hip Hop March Madness. We started off with a sweet 16 of the top rappers under the age of 30. The list is based off of the last 2 years of music from the artists, who we listened to the most and their impact on the…
Ep 56 - Hip Hop March Madness, Final Four
Mar 23, 2018 • 51 min
In this episode, we share our version of Hip Hop March Madness. We started off with a sweet 16 of the top rappers under the age of 30. The list is based off of the last 2 years of music from the artists, who we listened to the most and their impact on the…
Ep 55 - PRhyming the Boat with Question Marks?
Mar 19, 2018 • 71 min
In this episode we discuss PRhyme 2, Lil Boat 2, and ? by XXXTentacion. We also dive into the interesting million dollar deals that are being offered to Lil Pump and Logic, as well the huge student walk out regarding gun control. Listen, like, follow,…
Ep 54 - Hip Hop March Madness, Elite Eight
Mar 14, 2018 • 43 min
In this episode, we share our version of Hip Hop March Madness. We started off with a sweet 16 of the top rappers under the age of 30. The list is based off of the last 2 years of music from the artists, who we listened to the most and their impact on the…
Ep 53 - Bobby’s Memories of Royalty are GOOD and Don’t Die
Mar 14, 2018 • 81 min
In this episode, we talk about a TON of music. There was so much that dropped that we had to split this weeks episode into two! This episode is part 1, where we discuss albums from Tory Lanez, Valee, Logic, and Earthgang. We also discuss a few singles and…
Ep 52 - Hip Hop March Madness, Sweet 16
Mar 6, 2018 • 37 min
In this episode, we share our process for picking the top rappers under 30. We went live on Instagram when we recorded this episode so we could answer questions from our listeners, as well as their take on our picks for the list. This list is based off of…
Ep 51 - Victory Lap
Feb 26, 2018 • 66 min
In this episode, we talk about a myriad of topics, ranging from HOT 97’s radio host Peter Rosenberg’s conversation with Drake regarding the God’s Plan video to G Herbo’s recent run in with the law. We also dive into Nipsey Hussle’s debut album, Victory…
Ep 50 - Black Panther, Cozz it’s God’s Plan
Feb 19, 2018 • 62 min
We’re still black, y’all! And we’re black y’all! Still blackety black black black y’all! SPOILER: If you haven’t seen Black Panther yet, do not listen to this episode. However if you have, enjoy! We dive into the layers of this amazing movie, from the…
Ep 49 - The Blackest Episode
Feb 12, 2018 • 61 min
I’m black y’all! And I’m black y’all! And I’m blackety black and I’m black y’all! lol In this episode we talk about all the things black twitter is raving about, from Quincy Jones’ interview with to the Black Panther Soundtrack and movement.…
Ep 48 - For the Culture, too?
Feb 8, 2018 • 72 min
In this episode, we dive in to the new Migos Album, Culture II. We also discuss Drake’s so called 2 track EP and a ton of news ranging from Jemele Hill going to ESPN’s Undefeated to the untimely passing of Chicago’s own, Fredo Santana. Listen, like,…
Ep 47 - Delayed but Not Forgotten Vol. 5
Jan 26, 2018 • 59 min
We got a slow start this year, but not to worry! We’re back in action! In this installment of Delayed but not Forgotten, we discuss a myriad of topics from the end of 2017 to the start of the new year. From Bow Wow still taking L’s to Kendrick Lamar and…
Episode 46 - The Live 2017 Recap
Dec 28, 2017 • 105 min
In this episode, we review the best of hiphop in 2017. We recorded this episode live at VSOP studios and encouraged the audience to engage in the dialogue with us. We dive into the top themes, emcees, and albums of 2017, as well as what we expect for hip…
Episode 45 - The Drunken Legacy Episode
Dec 20, 2017 • 72 min
This episode was recorded at VSOP Studios while we were all pretty inebriated, so you should have an awesome time listening to this one. The main topic we dive into are hip hop’s best third albums, ranging from Outkast’s Aquemini to Kendrick Lamar’s To…
Episode 44 - Coolin’ out with Ra Cesar
Dec 7, 2017 • 45 min
In this episode we interview Chicago’s own, Ra Cesar. We talk about his influences, what he hopes to accomplish with his music and his latest project, Piotrowski Park. Listen, like, subscribe and enjoy!
Episode 43 - Getting drunk with Big KRIT
Nov 27, 2017 • 81 min
Sorry for the wait! We were getting over our turkey coma! Also, this is the longest episode we’ve done to date, but its one of the best! In this lengthy episode we’re joined by Johnny Garcia of SBX Music Group. We recorded this about 2 weeks ago at VSOP…
Episode 42 - Lemon-Tang is for the Children
Nov 9, 2017 • 57 min
In this episode we marvel over NERD’s new single, Lemon and the amazing dancer that’s in the video. We also dive into how everyone from Post Malone, Migos, to Chris Brown are expected to “game the system” when it comes to sales now. Lastly, we explore how…
Episode 41 - Sober Tressie tries Mr. Davis
Oct 27, 2017 • 65 min
In this episode, we cover the normal bull with the whats happened in the culture, from Harvey Weinstein to Bow Wow catching multiple L’s. We also have a heated discussion about Eminem’s freestyle in the BET cypher. Lastly, we review the latest project…
Episode 40 - LA VanGogh
Oct 24, 2017 • 63 min
In this episode, we interviewed the very talented rapper/producer/singer L.A. VanGogh. The interview takes place at VSOP studios prior to the album release. We discussed everything from his musical influences, upbringing and finally his debut album,…
Episode 39 - Delayed but Not Forgotten Vol. 4
Oct 19, 2017 • 68 min
YUP! You’ve guessed it! Another volume of our Delayed but Not Forgotten series! In the fourth installment, we discuss a myriad of political and pop culture topics. From Cam Netwton’s comments on women understanding sports, 21 Savage and the Slut Walk, to…
Episode 38 - You Can’t Put Her in a Box, It’s Impossible!
Sep 29, 2017 • 69 min
In this episode, we continue discuss the what’s been happening int he culture. From the Kevin Hart extortion to the continuous coverage of the national anthem protest and lack of understanding of the real issues. We also talk about two new albums that…
Episode 37 - Earthgang > Lil Uzi Vert and The NFL is Trash
Sep 15, 2017 • 76 min
In this episode we review projects from Lil Uzi Vert, Earthgang, Asap Mob and XXXtentatcion. We also discuss the incident between Michael Bennett and the Las Vegas Police Department, and how hard its been boycotting the NFL. (Recorded at VSOP Studios,…
Episode 36 - Your Frends
Sep 8, 2017 • 25 min
In this episode, we had the great pleasure of interviewing Your Frends. They’re a new group coming from Chicago, consisting of three members: Tyler, Thee Unique, and Franchika. Throughout the interview, we have some fun and discuss who they are as group,…
Episode 35 - Taylor’s Appropriation & Ben’s Judgment Day
Aug 31, 2017 • 67 min
In this episode, we welcome our friend Ben to discuss Dave East and ASAP Ferg. They both dropped EPs recently, making this a heavy east coast episode. Oh! We also can’t forget R Kelly’s sex slave house, Cardi B making it to #1 on HipHop charts, and Taylor…
Ep 34 - Drake Falls, And We Time Travel Back to the Civil War
Aug 22, 2017 • 66 min
In this episode, we talk about everything from Drake’s historic run on the Billboard charts to the Charlottesville protests and Trump’s diminishing administration. We also take a step back and talk about Drake and Kendrick’s older discography and what…
Episode 33 - HBD Hip Hop and Rich People Have No Feelings
Aug 18, 2017 • 64 min
In this episode we discuss a ton of albums ranging from Amine to Meek Mill, as well as a slew of singles that were released lately. We also talk about Trump’s continued stupidity and how financial stability relates to your relevancy in society/humanity.…
Episode 32 - Jay Z 4:44
Aug 11, 2017 • 56 min
In this episode, we go through Jay Z’s 4:44 and all of the topics surrounding it. There’s a funny dichotomy that happens with Cedric’s cynical view and Tressie’s optimistic/human view of the album. Cedric also dives into how Jay Z and Beyonce are the…
Episode 31 - Delayed but Not Forgotten Vol. 3
Jul 10, 2017 • 69 min
We recorded this episode a while ago, and unfortunately could not get it up for you guys before we went on vacation. But fear not, because we’re dropping it now and our next one is on its way! In this episode we discuss the rising tension in the US, from…
Episode 30 - The Bi…. Racial Episode
May 28, 2017 • 59 min
In this episode we address some of the foolery thats been happening in the culture, from Funkmaster Flex bringing up old shit with 2pac, to the Bow Wow challenge. We also take it to the DMV area and review the latest albums from Wale and Logic.
Episode 29 - DAMN. Amerikkka.
Apr 26, 2017 • 79 min
In this episode we discuss the most two most anticipated albums that have dropped thus far: All Amerikkkan Badass and DAMN. We discuss the growth for both Joey Badass and Kendrick Lamar, as well as how we felt about the albums and their socially…
Episode 28 - Mike Gold Made Link
Apr 14, 2017 • 73 min
In this episode, we prepare for the ice age of hiphop, as Kendrick clearly shuts the game down on April 14th 2017. So in order to prepare for that, we recorded this episode the night before so we could cover some albums that dropped already that needed…
Episode 27 - The Heart of Subliminals
Apr 7, 2017 • 48 min
In this episode, we briefly discuss albums such as Jidenna’s The Chief, Future’s Hndrxx, and Drake’s More Life. Then we dive into Kendrick’s The Heart and all the subliminals that were addressed, from Drake to Big Sean. Check us out!
Episode 26 - Queen Zenobia
Mar 11, 2017 • 59 min
In this episode, we interview Queen Zenobia of ChiRock and the Zulu Nation. We talk about her influences, work ethic and introduction to hip hop. We also dive into her views on sexism and the current state of the hip hop industry. Listen, like, follow,…
Episode 25 - I Decided Politics Suck
Mar 6, 2017 • 60 min
In this episode we start off by discussing Trumps ridiculousness and how it continues to ruin the country. Then we dive into Big Sean’s I Decided, Future’s self titled album, a tad bit of Hndrxx, and lastly Lupe’s DROGAS Light. Listen, Like, Follow,…
Episode 24 - Through the Speakeazy Crate
Feb 24, 2017 • 99 min
In this episode, we invited Johnny Garcia of The Speakeazy Show to come by and talk hip hop with us! We go into his hiphop influences and as well as his thoughts on the Grammys. Listen, like, subscribe!
Episode 23 - Run the Culture Savagely
Feb 11, 2017 • 70 min
In this episode we review three albums we’ve listened to most during that week: RTJ3, Culture, and SweetSexySavage. We also dive into some of the singles we heard most about (Lupe, Rick Ross, and Missy). Lastly, we quickly cover some of the news we heard…
Episode 22 - New Year, Same Crate
Jan 30, 2017 • 62 min
New year, Same Crate! In this episode, we dive into the coonery that is the first few days of 2017. From soulja Boy vs Chris Brown, to the inauguration of Donald Trump, we dive into what seems to be a rough start of the year. Tune in!
Episode 21 - 2016 Recap Party Pt. 2 - Grammy Nods
Jan 17, 2017 • 49 min
In this episode, we continue the Recap Party with a discussion of the standout events from 2016 as well as the Hip Hop and R&B grammy nods. Listen, laugh and discuss with us!
Episode 20 - 2016 Recap Party
Dec 23, 2016 • 67 min
In part 1 of our season finale, we invited a few friends to end the year with a bang. We go over our top 5, bottom 5 and notable albums for the year of 2016. From Anderson Paak to Young Jeezy, Chance the Rapper to Young Thug, you’ll hear some really…
Episode 19 - We’re Still Here… And Thank You For Your Service
Nov 22, 2016 • 64 min
In this episode we talk about the aftermath of the election and what it means to our community and culture. We dive into what music got us through the day after the election, why Donald Trump won, and how A Tribe Called Quest’s new album “We’ve Got It…
Episode 18 - Delayed but Not Forgotten Vol. 2
Nov 14, 2016 • 73 min
In this edition of delayed episodes, we discuss albums like Big Baby D.R.A.M., Danny Brown’s Atrocity Exhibition, to Dave East’s Kyrie Chanel. We also went down the rabbit hole of Eminem’s lengthy Campaign Speech. We eventually climbed out of that hole by…
Episode 17 - The Acronym Epsiode (THC TDE FDT HGTV)
Oct 18, 2016 • 53 min
This episode is full of acronyms, and we didn’t even do it on purpose. From The Healing Component, passed the stupid shit Donald trump says and ending up with us making stupid, mean jokes… we’re giving you gold! Listen and let us know what you think!
Episode 16 - The Sun’s Magnificent Coloring Debate
Oct 3, 2016 • 65 min
In this episode, we dive into the long awaited debut album from Isaiah Rashad, The Sun’s Tirade. We also cover the largest festival to hit the Southside of Chicago, Magnificent Coloring Day. And lastly, we cover some of hiphop’s latest news - Meek vs…
Episode 15 - Glocqued and Reloaded
Sep 19, 2016 • 66 min
In this episode, we interview an up and coming producer by the name of Glocque. We talk about his start and tastes in music, as well as the projects he has out and what’s coming soon. He also sticks around with us as we talk about Travis Scott’s new album…
Episode 14 - Did Hip Hop Christmas Come Early?
Sep 6, 2016 • 56 min
There was so much music to go through for this episode we barely made it through! From Frank Ocean’s Blond, to Vince Staples Prima Donna, there was a ton to cover. Plus, we added in some hip hop news, covering Chris Brown’s recent arrest. This was a fun…
Episode 13 - Dumb Beefs with No Individuality
Aug 23, 2016 • 52 min
The saga continues with a new foe added to the story. Drake vs Joe vs New York, where Drake decides its ok to diss people in their own city (Drake’s grown some huge cojones). We also cover what it means to be unique as well as individuality in hip hop.…
Episode 12 - Is 30 the new Old Head?
Aug 14, 2016 • 63 min
In this episode, we start off with the concept of “old Heads” in hiphop. Is 30 the new “Old Head” in hip hop? Is it bad to be an old head? We dive into this conversation, specifically around the comments Lil Yatchy made in recent interviews. We also…
Episode 11 - Light-Skinned with a BLANK FACE
Jul 31, 2016 • 69 min
The light skinned drama continues between Joe Budden and Drake. We dive into the latest songs that dropped and Drake acknowledging the beef. We also talk about what’s been happening in hiphop news, from Rich Homie Quan’s fumble at the awards to Lil…
Episode 10 - Can I Live?
Jul 20, 2016 • 57 min
In light of recent events, we dedicated this episode to the many high profile shootings involving police. We dive into the impact this has had on our community and ways we can all make a difference to prevent this from happening in the future. It’s always…
Episode 9 - Rappers and their Yoga Pants
Jul 10, 2016 • 61 min
In this episode, we go into the infamous Joe Budden vs Drake with a pinch of Jay Z. We discuss our VIEWS on the situation, as well as Kanye’s “Famous” new video and new music coming from the latest G.O.O.D. music member, Desiigner. Last but not least, we…
Episode 8 - Delayed, But not Forgotten
Jul 3, 2016 • 58 min
ANOTHER ONE (DELAYED)! Sorry for the delay, life happens. However, this episode is a good one! We talk about the unfortunate loss of Game 6 by the Golden State Warriors. Hurt our hearts… HOWEVER, there was a lot happening in hiphop to make up for it. From…
Episode 7 - Coloring Book
Jun 7, 2016 • 61 min
AND WE’RE BACK! Sorry for the wait, pun intended. In this episode, we touch on a lot of topics, from the Warriors’ epic comeback, to the Troy Ave shooting at Irving Plaza in New York. But the meat of this episode covers Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book,…
Episode 6 - VIEWS
May 11, 2016 • 62 min
VIEWS FROM THE EPISODE 6!! In this episode we’ll review the most anticipated and talked about album thats come out this year, Views by Drake. We’re going into a lot of depth here, from the overall feeling of the record, to writers credits, how the record…
Episode 5 - Hip Hop and Politics
May 4, 2016 • 51 min
EPISODE 5! In this episode we touch a lot of different topics: the lifespan of a rapper, new music from Trinidad James, Mystikal and Lil Dicky, the unfortunate passing of Afeni Shakur and how hip hop has encouraged politics today. YG, Nipsey Hussle - FDT:…
Episode 4 - Awkward Start, but Respeck My Name
Apr 27, 2016 • 67 min
Episode 4! RESPECK OUR NAME! ALL TREE OF YALL!! Talks of the infamous Birdman interview, A$AP Ferg, Twenty88, Desiigner’s Panda becoming #1 on the billboard charts and the comparisons to Future, as well as a look into streaming services: what they mean…
Episode 3 - Scandaloso!
Apr 9, 2016 • 76 min
ANNNDD WEEE AREEEE BACKKK! Episode 3! And we’re talking that shit! Everything from Biggie and 2pac, accusations of Afrikaa Bamabatta sexually assaulting someone back in the day, our introduction to hip hop, and the fact that Tressie gets sick during the…
Episode 2 - Talking That Talk
Apr 6, 2016 • 52 min
Episode 2!! In this episode we go on many tangents our ridiculous intro, to Mac Millers album being slept on, kittens going crazy in the background, to our thoughts on current hiphop events like Kehlani’s recent suicide attempt and Joey Badass’ 6 Fingers…
Episode 1 - Intro to Through The Crate
Apr 3, 2016 • 39 min
Welcome to Through the Crate! Our very first episode ever! Where we sift through cultural and current events through the hiphop lens! In this episode we’re under the influence and talking our shit. Come dig through the crate with us!