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LIVE From The Basement

Live From The Basement (formerly HoodHype) is on a quest to shine a light on the musical and cultural background behind hip-hop. We host insightful artist interviews, showcases and more, celebrating the culture we love by talking to iconic performers who

Published: Wed, 01 Jun 2016 20:42:16 +0000

Copyright: 2016 MicKings Productions

Live From The Basement: The Next Episode | Episode 73

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 17:25:52 +0000

Here’s Episode 73, second part of the long, and abruptly ended (sorry about that) Episode 72. Hope you all enjoy it and we can’t wait to get back to the basement again!!  

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Live From The Basement: The Distance. | Episode 72

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:45:48 +0000

Let’s get this thing going again! Here’s Episode 72 which we recorded back in May.

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Live From The Basement: Playlist: Biggie Remixes | Episode 71

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:16:43 +0000

Just a few short days after Notorious BIG’s birthday (May 21), here’s a playlist of dope remixes to celebrate! Happy 45th Big we miss you! Episode Playlist: Notorious BIG – “Juicy” (JeeJuh x JMack Remix) Notorious BIG – “Machine Gun Funk” (Woody’s Produce Remix) Notorious BIG – “Dead Wrong” (Soul Pete Remix) Notorious BIG –...

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Live From The Basement: Playlist: Happy. | Episode 70

Thu, 18 May 2017 14:38:13 +0000

This week everything is amazing and I wanted to share some music with you that reflected that. Hope you all enjoy this! -Mack Episode Playlist: Koncept & McNasty – “Gone” Flawless Real Talk – “Intruder” Quartermaine – “Get Me Down” Gizelle (@GizzyWorldWide) – “Shine” (cover) Buddy – “Shine” Nef The Pharaoh – “On My Way”...

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Live From The Basement: April Twenty Ninth | Episode 69

Wed, 10 May 2017 16:19:52 +0000

Last week marked the 25th Anniversary of the acquittal of the four officers who beat Rodney King and the Los Angeles riots. JMack recounts his memories of that day. Episode Playlist: King Los ft. Marsha Ambrosius – “War” Bobby Sessions – “Black America” J. Dilla – “F*** The Police” 2Pac – “Crooked N*** Too”...

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Live From The Basement: On The Patio | Episode 68

Mon, 01 May 2017 20:40:12 +0000

Grab a couple cold ones and sit on the patio at the local bar with us. Has Kendrick Lamar reached “GOAT” status? Also, K.Dot vs. 2Pac, Beyonce’s longevity, the Facebook Live shooter and more. Episode Playlist: 2Pac – “Old School” (Cookin Soul Remix) Notorious BIG – “Big Poppa” (Emiljo A.C. Remix) Nas & Damian Jr Gong...

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Live From The Basement: Album Review: Damn. | Episode 67

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:55:42 +0000

Our review of Kendrick Lamar’s latest album “Damn.” as we were rollin in the car. What we’re your thoughts on the album? Episode Playlist: Cadillac Freeze – “This Feeling” Freeway ft. Dave East – “Hold The Fort” Gods’Illa ft. Stic Man of Dead Prez & Joe.D – “Plugged” Anik Khan – “Kites”

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Live From The Basement: The B-Side | Episode 66

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 21:14:17 +0000

Mack forgot to stop recording on Episode 64, here’s a little piece of what happens in The Basement when recording stops with a playlist of tracks at the end! Enjoy! Episode Playlist: Matt Citron – “New Reign” Wuntayk Timmy – “Regular” Gold Link – “New Black” (Shagabond Remix) Freddie Gibbs – “Andrea” Dizzy Wright –...

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Live From The Basement: Playlist: Peanuts | Episode 65

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 19:06:56 +0000

A random conversation about the love and relationships within the Peanuts cartoon. Episode Playlist: Wale – “The Perfect Plan” Innanet James – “Only Human” Anh – “Light” Mazhe – “Shit Talk” Sean Price – “Bobby MC Bars” Illajide ft. Clear Soul Forces – “Dinner Time” Ad.D+ – “When Paris Smokes”

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Live From The Basement: Goodbye 2016 | Episode 64

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 21:52:01 +0000

Blame it on 2016. The episode is dropping four months later. Now back to our regularly scheduled programming. Consider this the kick off to the next season of Live From the Basement! Here’s episode 64, we talk about what we’re leaving in 2016, some of our favorite and most disliked albums of the year as...

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Live From The Basement: Happy Christmahannukwanzadan | Episode 63

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 17:09:45 +0000

It’s the annual holiday episode and Major, Mack and Martin were in the Basement! This episode we talked about 2016 XXL Freshmen class, the holidays and we reviewed an album we missed this year, Smoke DZA and Pete Rock’s “Don’t Smoke Rock” album. Happy Christmahannukwanzadan y’all! Episode Playlist: Gold Link – “Gold Links Flow” Cadillac...

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Live From The Basement: Rewind: Let’s Just Be Honest | Episode 62

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 18:58:23 +0000

Due to a snow storm we didn’t have Major in the basement this week. So JMack took the opportunity to address a LOT of feedback we’ve been getting regarding the J.Cole “4 Your Eyez Only” album review he and MOLA1 did in the last episode, Episode 61. In this rewind episode, we go back to...

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Live From The Basement: The Emperor’s Folded Clothes | Episode 61

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 19:28:56 +0000

This episode JMack & MOLA1 are in the basement. We talk about J.Cole’s new album “4 Your Eyez Only”, Shia Labouf’s diss track and we play a new game we like to call “Rap Roulette”. Welcome back! Episode Playlist: Notorious BIG – “10 Crack Commandments” Remix Nipsey Hussle ft. Freeway & Cuzzy Capone – “Fucc...

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Live From The Basement: Playlist: RAPRAPRAP | Episode 60

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 06:31:36 +0000

A playlist full of an HOUR of RAP, RAP and more RAP. New full episode the whole team coming soon! Episode Playlist: Joyner Lucas ft. Busta Rhymes – “Jumanji” K.A.A.N. x Logic ft. Castro – “Disgusting Kaancepts” (Remix) Sam Gellaitry- “Arriba” (Lege Kale Remix) Amine – “Caroline” Elujay w/ Just Rese- “EBMUD” Cadillac Freeze...

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Live From The Basement: Breaks | Episode 59

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 20:00:02 +0000

It’s a messy one. We hope you have fun with it! We’ll be back soon enough!

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Live From The Basement: Playlist: MOAR | Episode 58

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:42:54 +0000

Back at it with a VERY important announcement for all of you! LET’S GO! Episode Playlist: Sean Price – “Rap Professor” Flawless Real Talk – “Tax Season” Audio Push ft. Musiq Soulchild – “Praise You” Yelawolf ft. Ben Hameen – “Soul Everyday” Larry Fisherman ft. Cee Lo – “We” Koncept – “Time To Go”

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Live From The Basement: The Art Of Rap | Episode 57

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 18:02:10 +0000

We checked out the last stop of the Art of Rap Festival in Detroit. It wasn’t what we expected. Check out the YouTube Video here, and listen to the episode in the Podcast! Episode Playlist: Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5 – “Superrappin'” EPMD – “Crossover” Naughty By Nature – “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright”...

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Live From The Basement: Playlist: Summer Madness | Episode 56

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 19:48:53 +0000

We put together another playlist episode with a chill summer vibe to calm that “Summer Madness”. More episodes EVERY week! Episode Playlist: Big L – “MVP” (Summer Madness Remix) Denmark Vessey & Gensu Dean – “Whole Food” Phil Swish ft. Choice Gaines & DJ DDT – “Die Enormous” Loaf Muzik – “Timeless” PHORA — “Halos...

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Live From The Basement: The Wall | Episode 55

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 22:28:30 +0000

We dive deeper into the topic about the “hip-hop wall” and creating a manifesto for a new genre of rap. Episode Playlist: Bobby Sessions – “Peyton Manning” Common – “Chi City” Snoop Dogg – “Coolaid”

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Live From The Basement: Snap Judgement | Episode 54

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 18:07:29 +0000

This week we talk about SnapChat, the Joe Budden vs. Drake Beef, and putting up a wall up on the Canadian border. Episode Playlist: Joe Budden – “Making a Murderer” Logic ft. Pusha T – “Wrist” Jurassic 5 – “Customer Service”

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Live From The Basement: Playlist: BBQ Boogie Volume 2 | Episode 53

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:18:36 +0000

We put together another installment of some of our favorite joints to have playing in the background when you’re having a barbecue! It’s our second installment of the BBQ Boogie! You can check out volume 1 on Episode 205 over at HoodHype! Episode Playlist: Innanet James – “Summer” 20 Syl & J. Medeiros – “That Good...

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Live From The Basement: Interview: Grandmaster Caz | Episode 52

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:49:40 +0000

The opportunity to speak to one of the most influential legends in hip-hop is one of the highest honors in this culture. So when we had the opportunity to speak with one of the greats we gave him a call. Grandmaster Caz of The Cold Crush Brothers was not only one of the very...

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Live From The Basement: Playlist: Instrumentalizm | Episode 51

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 06:07:18 +0000

Heres another bangin’ playlist episode full of some dope instrumentals for you to vibe out to all week! Also, Major’s Question of the Week: “In hip-hop, who’s death would have the biggest impact on you?” Episode Playlist: !llmind – “Prometheus” TEK.LUN – “That’s What Makes it Hip Hop” R-kay – “No Strings Attached” OCTOBR — “Sleepyhead”...

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Live From The Basement: Review: Chance The Rapper vs Big KRIT | Episode 50

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 20:42:16 +0000

Live From The Basement on the road this episode! We started off reviewing Chance The Rapper‘s highly anticipated album “Coloring Book” and ended up on Big KRIT‘s previously released “It’s Better This Way“. What are your thought’s on these two albums? Episode Playlist Chance The Rapper – “Coloring Book” Chance The Rapper ft. Kanye West...

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Live From The Basement: Off The Leash | Episode 49

Tue, 24 May 2016 18:32:33 +0000

Major gets personal and talks about his recent separation, his new adventures and how he’s “Off The Leash”. Episode Playlist: Big KRIT & Warren G – “No Static” Royce Da 5’9″ ft. K.Young – “Misses” DJ Quik ft. Shy Carter – “A New Nite (Rosecrans Groove)”

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Live From The Basement: Interview: Parrish Smith of EPMD | Episode 48

Wed, 18 May 2016 19:08:44 +0000

Here’s an INTERVIEW EPISODE for this week featuring an interview with Parrish Smith (aka PMD) of EPMD! We had a lot of fun talking with Parrish about his history with hip-hop, some of his tour stories as well as the future of EPMD, with some great music from the era throughout the episode. Twitter: @PMDofEPMD Instagram:...

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Live From The Basement: Respeck It! | Episode 47

Tue, 10 May 2016 23:02:13 +0000

This episode we talked about the infamous Birdman visit to the Breakfast Club and Drake’s “Views from the 6” for a minute. Also this week, the return of the Stash Box and we talk Tidal and the effects of holding content hostage! Episode Playlist: Nipsey Hussle – “Ocean Views” Nicholas May ft. Jared Evan...

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Live From The Basement: Playlist: You Ready? | Episode 46

Tue, 03 May 2016 20:04:55 +0000

You asked, we’re delivering. Here’s a new playlist episode full of some great music with heart to get you through the week! Rock out and get in the groove with JMack this episode! Episode Playlist: Joyner Lucas – “Panda” (Remix) Bobby Sessions – “Black Neighborhood” Sugar Tongue Slim – “Radio Activity” Torae – “What’s Love”...

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Live From The Basement: A Tribute to Prince | Episode 45

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:27:38 +0000

We put together a few words and songs as we mourn the loss of a musical legend and celebrate his life and incredible influence to music across all genres. This episode is dedicated to the Purple One. Rest in Power Prince.

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Live From The Basement: Organized Noize | Episode 44

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 21:52:20 +0000

This episode we dissect QD3 & FlavorUnit’s new flick “The Art of Organized Noize“, a documentary about the musical career of one of the most prolific music production crews of all time, Organized Noize. We also took this opportunity to get a young listener on the show to talk about his music choices in...

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Live From The Basement: Evolution | Episode 43

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 16:51:00 +0000

This episode we discuss what’s next. We’ve been producing and releasing this show for over 10 years and we’ve decided to take it back to the earlier days. To when we wouldn’t take ourselves so seriously and have more fun. It’s been one hell of a ride and it wouldn’t have been as amazing...

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Live From The Basement: What Now? | Episode 42

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 22:13:10 +0000

This episode we showed up, we pushed some buttons and talked about some things. Hope you like it.

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Live From The Basement: Ageless| Episode 41

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 22:34:48 +0000

Are you getting too old? Let’s talk about age, Steve Harvey’s mistakes and Logic’s album “The Incredible True Story”.

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Live From The Basement: Goodbye 2015| Episode 40

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 17:49:05 +0000

We bid farewell to 2015, some of our favorite show moments, Steve Harvey, a debate over Complex’s latest list of rappers and more!

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Live From The Basement: The Pain | Episode 39

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:34:52 +0000

This episode we discussed the painful Keith Murray battle with Fredro Starr, checked out The Game – The Documentary 2 for Blend It or Bump It and more! Download it and check it out!

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Live From The Basement: The Hip-Hop Draft | Episode 38

Thu, 05 Nov 2015 20:49:01 +0000

This episode we talked about the Drake & Future album. We also spoke with Brooklyn Bodega‘s Wes Jackson to talk about his article aimed at a Complex magazine writer’s blog post disparaging true hip-hop heads. Also this episode we started our first Hip-Hop Draft, reviewed Jay Rock’s 90059 album and more!

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Live From The Basement: Dr. Dre’s Ghost | Episode 37

Tue, 27 Oct 2015 20:38:26 +0000

Major, JMack and Mola1 sit down and have a convo with one of the unsung heroes of West Coast hip-hop, former DJ to Ice-T and right-hand man to Dr. Dre, Chris “The Glove” Taylor. This was by far one of the most enlightening interviews we’ve had. Also this episode, Hip-Hop Essentials and odd couples in...

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Live From The Basement: The Questions | Episode 36

Wed, 14 Oct 2015 19:32:53 +0000

Major wasn’t in this week so JMack and MOLA1 decided to hang out in the basement and go through some of our favorite interviews over the past 10 years of the show. Interviews this episode included Daz Dillinger, Sean Price, Billy Corbin Director of Cocaine Cowboys, Bishop Lamont, Raphael Saadiq (kinda), Joe Budden, Stat Quo,...

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Live From The Basement: Rap Wordz with Friends | Episode 35

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:06:40 +0000

We’ve taken rap lyrics from your favorite songs, and turned them into plain, proper English. We also talked about Macklemore paying respect to the classics and we reviewed Scarface’s new album Deeply Rooted. Review this album and play Rap Wordz with Friends with us!

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Live From The Basement: Kanye for President | Episode 34

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 18:57:38 +0000

This week we ask you what hip-hop biopic do YOU want to see? We picked ours and discussed them too! We also went in on the MTV Video Music Awards and of course you know we had to talk about Kanye’s rant. Also this episode it was time for our hip-hop essentials, this time we...

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Live From The Basement: Compton | Episode 33

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 01:01:26 +0000

This week, we spun tracks from the West Coast, review of the Straight Outta Compton movie, Dr. Dre’s Compton Soundtrack for Blend It or Bump It, and we had a special guest interview with none other than NWA’s own MC Ren!

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Live From The Basement: What’s Beef? | Episode 32

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 22:11:09 +0000

This week we discussed all things beef. From Meek Mill vs. Drake to Ghost vs. Action Bronson, we picked each apart, threw it on the barbecue and sliced it up into delicious edible pieces for you to enjoy. Also this episode, to keep the beef theme going, we put together a special hip-hop essentials for...

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Live From The Basement: What’s Number One? | Episode 31

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:17:21 +0000

This week we discuss what makes a #1 record (in light of Joey Bada$$ twitter comments), we also played a game to see if we could tell the difference between three mediocre beers, and we reviewed A$AP Rocky’s sophomore effort “At. Long. Last. ASAP” for Blend It or Bump It. Of course you know we...

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Live From The Basement: Equality | Episode 30

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:36:59 +0000

We’re excited to be back and recovered from the recent flood! We can’t thank you all enough for your kind words and support to help us get back recording the show! This episode discuss the Rachel Dolezal situation, same sex marriage in the U.S. and pick our hip-hop essentials

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Live From The Basement: The Good Fight | Episode 29

Thu, 18 Jun 2015 17:51:59 +0000

Oddisee’s “The Good Fight” is on the chopping block and we discuss Jay-Z’s B-Sides Concert and controversial freestyle on Tidal. We hope this episode ‘tides’ you over as we ‘Fight the Good Fight’ to repair the Basement and get back on the air for Episode 30!

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Live From The Basement: The Motion Picture Soundtrack | Episode 28

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 08:22:08 +0000

It’s all about Soundtracks this week. We asked what happened to great urban and hip-hop films, as well as their soundtracks and selected a few for our Hip-Hop Essentials picks this week! We also pulled some special Root Beer out of the StashBox from Small Town Brewery that had the crew buzzing…literally. All that and...

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Live From The Basement: F.I.L.A. | Episode 27

Tue, 26 May 2015 11:34:27 +0000

This week we review Raekwon’s latest album “F.I.L.A.”, discuss some of the most overrated MC’s of all time, review Tecate beer for the stashbox and talk about some of our current Netflix favorites and more! Listen in to see how it all went down.

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Live From The Basement: #MAYPAC | Episode 26

Tue, 19 May 2015 16:35:49 +0000

This week we discuss some of the most underrated MC’s of all time as well as the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight. We invited our friend John Nash aka HeyNotTheFace, a writer to come over to get into the discussion as well as comment on his recent article about where this fight ranks among...

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Live From The Basement: The Episode About Nothing | Episode 25

Fri, 15 May 2015 03:16:34 +0000

This episode Major, JMack and Mola1 discuss #WorstRapLines, Jay-Z’s Tidal music service and Wale’s The Album About Nothing was up for Blend It or Bump It!

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Live From The Basement: Say Something Nice! | Episode 24

Thu, 07 May 2015 01:57:52 +0000

This episode we celebrated the birthday of a very important album in hip-hop history made this episode’s picks for Essential Hip-Hop Albums and played our brand new game “Say Something Nice”.

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Live From The Basement: Dre La Soul | Episode 23

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 22:58:03 +0000

This episode we reviewed some new candidates for our open intern position here at the show, we also spoke to our long-time friend of the show, Bishop Lamont to talk about what he’s working on, get his opinion on the Kendrick Lamar album. All that AND we ran through our essential album picks this episode. Check...

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Live From The Basement: #TPAB (To Pimp a Butterfly) | Episode 22

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 22:14:08 +0000

Our long awaited review of Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly is finally here! Not only did we check out this album from Blend It or Bump It, Mack talked about his frustrations with “over used” break beats, we also discussed frat house racism and the morning television show that followed, the stash box and a whole...

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Live From The Basement: Kanye vs Dr. Dre | Episode 21

Fri, 03 Apr 2015 14:14:08 +0000

The Kanye vs. argument continued this episode as Major and Mola1 took to court over who was the better producer with Judge JMack presiding. Who won? Find out in this weeks episode! We also checked out Big Sean’s new album Hall of Fame for Blend It or Bump It, Drake trying to get fired from...

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Live From The Basement: WTF Eddie? | Episode 20

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 19:31:46 +0000

This episode we talked about Kanye trying to steal the spotlight again, how MTV’s “Pimp My Ride” was all a sham and how Eddie ruined what could have been an amazing moment on Saturday Night Live. All this and we had a very VERY special Stashbox segment featuring Russian River Brewing’s “Pliney Elder” brew as...

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Live From The Basement: Pac’s Letter | Episode 19

Sun, 08 Mar 2015 18:46:00 +0000

This episode we went through Pac’s letter in detail. In it, he mentioned his growing beef with Notorious BIG and his idea of forming a massive supergroup. We also reviewed Joey Bada$$ album B4DA$$ for Blend It or Bump It!

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Live From The Basement: Ante Up! | Episode 18

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 21:00:09 +0000

This episode we talked about taking bets on Hip-Hop Grammy categories. But it didn’t come without it’s fair share of drama. Also this episode, Stashbox and we pick our Essential Albums!

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Live From The Basement: Kanye vs. Just Blaze | Episode 17

Sun, 08 Feb 2015 19:14:07 +0000

This episode we talked about Kanye vs. Just Blaze (and eventually vs. Dr. Dre) we touched on “inflategate” and reviewed Lupe Fiasco’s final album Tetsuo and Youth. Don’t forget to come watch us LIVE on Friday, February 27 @ 8pm EST!

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Live From The Basement: On The TLC Tip | Episode 16

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 23:32:46 +0000

This episode we talked about Grammy nominations, TLC’s Kickstarter campaign, drinking too much, essential albums and all kinds of your calls! Keyword this episode, “HAMM’s”.   Don’t forget to check out our “Essential Albums” page for the latest additions!

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Live From The Basement: Azalea vs Azealia | Episode 15

Sun, 18 Jan 2015 17:13:21 +0000

This episode Major, Mack & Mola1 spent the show discussing the Iggy Azalea vs Azealia Banks debate. Also this episode: essential albums, some dope hip-hop tracks and your calls and messages!  

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Live From The Basement: Year In Review | Episode 14

Sat, 10 Jan 2015 18:35:02 +0000

Episode #14 our official Year In Review for 2014 and reviewed Fabolous latest “effort”. We talked our favorite drink of the year, favorite music, news items and more. Get in on this episode it was a fun one!

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Live From The Basement: Peace | Episode 13

Thu, 25 Dec 2014 02:15:49 +0000

In Episode 13, we toned it down, had a few more drinks and slurred our way through some more peaceful, fun topics. We talked about our essential hip-hop albums, buying wifeys Christmas gifts, one’s gotta go and this can’t be life. Hope you have as much fun listening as we did recording! We hope...

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Live From The Basement: War | Episode 12

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:52:10 +0000

This episode we discuss all of the social issues happening over the past few months including the Mike Brown situation, Eric Garner, Bill Cosby, our essential albums, and of course J. Cole’s latest “2014 Forest Hills Drive” album was up for Blend it or Bump it!

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Live From The Basement: Genius | Episode 11

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:43:29 +0000

This episode we discussed a “study” that followed facebook data’s link between music and ACT scores, Boardwalk Empire, some essential hip-hop album favorites of ours and we reviewed Logic’s “Under Pressure” for Blend it or Bump it. That and a whole lot more!

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Live From The Basement: Back From Summer Break | Episode 10

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:46:33 +0000

After a summer hiatus we’re finally back in the basement and catching up with everything that’s been going on in the world. From #thefappening to the NFL breaking down, hip-hop news and the Mike Brown case. We should be caught up at this point don’t you think?

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Live From The Basement: The Ill Sh** | Episode 9

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:14:25 +0000

With special guest, Detroit’s own Nolan the Ninja with his friend SemiSix. Nolan and Semi discussed Chuck D vs. Rosenberg, Angie Martinez leaving Hot97 and more with us LIVE in the Basement!

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Live From The Basement: The Wishing Tree | Episode 8

Tue, 27 May 2014 08:16:24 +0000

With special musical guest coming to sit in with us Ben Miles who came downstairs to tell us about his latest album The Wishing Tree. We also had another special guest Jules sitting in with us this episode to give us a different perspective on music for the younger generation. Also, a mystery classic album for...

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Live From The Basement: Back again | Episode 7

Mon, 05 May 2014 16:40:52 +0000

Back again after what appeared to be a hiatus. We did record episode 7 once before, but unfortunately it was lost.. so we re-recorded and it was better the second time! So here is episode 7 complete with a review of Pharoah Monch’s latest album “P.T.S.D.”, discussion of the Donald Sterling mess and a lot...

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Live From The Basement: Phro is back! | Episode 6

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:10:55 +0000

Six episodes in, and Phro came back this episode to help us close out Black History Month in true Phro fashion. This week we reviewed Schoolboy Q’s new album “OXYMoron”, paid tribute to Hip-Hop legends De La Soul, checked the top artists in states across the U.S., tried some new brew, took your calls and...

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Live From The Basement: Top 7 in 7 Cities? | Episode 5

Mon, 17 Feb 2014 19:39:23 +0000

This episode we went through’s “Top 7 songs in 7 Cities” list. A list of the “hottest” songs in in 7 cities determined by spins, DJ support and other data. How do you think this is gonna go?

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Live From The Basement: Grammy Time | Episode 4

Sat, 08 Feb 2014 18:56:25 +0000

This episode we talked Macklemore’s win(s) at the Grammy’s, the SuperBowl and we reviewed Childish Gambino’s Because the Internet for Blend It or Bump It. How do you think it did?

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Live From The Basement: Old vs New | Episode 3

Fri, 24 Jan 2014 02:59:03 +0000

This week we became frustrated with all of the terrible music on the radio. We started talking about how music on the charts in the 90’s wasn’t NEARLY this bad. So we put it to the test during the show. We also checked out The LOX – “The Trinity” for Blend It or Bump It...

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Live From The Basement: Drank. | Episode 2

Sat, 07 Dec 2013 23:40:10 +0000

As we still feel out our new home we get into some more fun topics. We probably had too much to drink and listened to some great music. On the chopping block this week was a random Detroit joint, Denmark Vessey’s Cult Classic. We also talked about Kanye vs. Sway and much more!

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Live From The Basement: Hi. | Episode 1

Sun, 17 Nov 2013 18:05:16 +0000

Our first episode! For those who are new to “The Basement”, this show is a spinoff from our original 8 year-old podcast “The HoodHype Show”. The Basement is hosted by Major & JMack who discuss everything from the latest in hip-hop news, to movies, to gaming, to social political issues, to racial talk. We’re just...

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HoodHype UPDATE!!

Sun, 9 Mar 2014 07:40:00 EST

Where is the HoodHype Show? We are still here! Check out the details on a ton content you may have been missing from your boys JMack Major and Phro at and Its still HoodHype FOREVER!!

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Episode #220 - Forever.

Wed, 13 Nov 2013 07:40:00 EST

Its our 8-year Anniversary and we're gonna keep this thing going 2005 til infinity! We spin some new indie hip-hop, with our special guest indie spotlight Traum Diggs. Also, a tribute to the last 8 years of the HoodHype Show as JMack takes you for a spin in Doc Browns time machine all the way back to 2005 with a gift for our die hard fans at the end of this very special episode!

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Episode #219 - The Day After

Wed, 23 Oct 2013 07:40:00 EST

A little hangover recovery music the day after a night of celebration. This is The Day After. For all of our live show fans, listen to the end of this episode for a special announcement!

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Episode #218 - New Zealand

Tue, 01 Oct 2013 07:40:00 EST

This week we pay homage to New Zealand's incredibly diverse, talented and soulful hip-hop scene! Special guest this week is Christchurch New Zealand's own, Ladi6! Make sure you cop her album "Automatic" on iTunes and Bandcamp!

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Episode #217 - The Big Chill

Sun, 22 Sep 2013 07:40:00 EST

Lets relax (kind of) and chill for a minute to episode 217 aptly titled The Big Chill. LETS GO!

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Episode #216 - The Lift

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 02:40:00 EST

Get lifted as we navigate through music with subliminal meanings and thought provoking lyrics. This weeks spotlight is Houston, Texas' own, Isaac Reid.

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Episode #215 - Ya Don't Stop

Mon, 12 Aug 2013 10:40:00 EST

JMack is back with updates to the show! This week we feature Midaz The Beast.

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Episode #214 - Happy Birthday Hip-Hop!

Mon, 12 Aug 2013 10:40:00 EST

August 11, 2013. Hip-Hop is officially over the hill today. Happy 40th Birthday Hip-Hop!

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Episode #213 - The City

Fri, 02 Aug 2013 08:40:00 EST

All Michigan (mostly Detroit) hip-hop, soul and beats for you to groove to!

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Episode #212 - The Push

Wed, 24 Jul 2013 08:40:00 EST

More music! More everything comin up! Make sure you're following HoodHype on FaceBook, Twitter and YouTube!

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Episode #211 - Show Your Soul

Wed, 17 Jul 2013 08:40:00 EST

Have you ever been inspired to listen to music outside of Hip-Hop? Who or what inspired you?

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Episode #210 - Magna Carta Holy Grail Review

Tue, 09 Jul 2013 13:40:00 EST

Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail album officially dropped on today on July 8, 2013 and started what could be the beginning of a complete musical revolution. What does this have to do with independent hip-hop?

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Episode #209 - The Story

Wed, 26 Jun 2013 13:00:00 EST

Sometimes there are songs you can connect with, sometimes you just want to hear a good story. What are some of your favorite hip-hop joints with stories you've enjoyed or connected with?

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Episode #208 - The Gratitude

Mon, 17 Jun 2013 13:00:00 EST

MOLA1 executes a surprise hijacking of the HoodHype Show for JMack for his birthday.

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Episode #207 - The Storm (Interview w/ Nolan The Ninja)

Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:00:00 EST

We brought you a collection of amped up music, some exciting topics and a special sit-in guest with all kinds of energy, Detroit's Nolan The Ninja!

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Episode #206 - The Calm (Interview w/ AZ)

Sun, 02 Jun 2013 13:00:00 EST

It's all about the calm before the storm and a talk with one of the golden era's finest, Brooklyn's own, Mr. Aziatic, AZ.

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Episode #205 - BBQ Boogie!

Sun, 26 May 2013 13:00:00 EST

Enjoy some tunes to bump while you're workin' the BBQ in the sun.

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Episode #204 - The Music

Mon, 20 May 2013 17:00:00 EST

This episode we've each selected three songs that sparked a memory, inspired, or reminded us of a certain event in our lives and we're discussing them. What are some hip-hop tracks that bring back memories for you?

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Episode #203 - The Funk

Sun, 12 May 2013 02:00:00 EST

An episode full of hip-hop music laced with Funk, Funky samples and funky instruments. We talked about your suggestions for the show, rappers growing up and everyone getting dropped. This week we review Talib Kweli's Prisoner of Conscious and kick off the show with a special "discussion" with Buckshot of DuckDown Records.

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Episode #202 - Insomnia

Sun, 05 May 2013 02:00:00 EST

Can't sleep. Listen to good hip-hop.

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Episode #201 - The Spark

Sun, 28 Apr 2013 02:00:00 EST

The Spark. Inspired by the music and topics this episode. This week we review Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge's - 12 Reasons to Die and interview Funk Volume's own Hopsin.

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Episode #200 - The Foundation (Interview w/ Treach)

Sun, 21 Apr 2013 02:00:00 EST

The HoodHype Show returns with a new host, a new sound, and a phenomenal interview with the prolific Treach ofNaughty By Nature. This is the Foundation.

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Episode #199.7

Thu, 21 Mar 2013 02:00:00 EST

The HoodHype Show returns Episode 200, with a new addition to the family. This guy MOLA1. You ready for Episode #200?

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Episode #199.5 - Reboot

Sun, 24 Feb 2013 02:00:00 EST

We bid farewell to our friend and co-host Major and begin the next chapter of the HoodHype show. You ready for a change? Follow us on twitter @hoodhype, HoodHype on FaceBook, Instagram and HoodHypeblog on YouTube!

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Episode #199

Sun, 04 Nov 2012 02:00:00 EST

On our way to Episode #200 of the HoodHype show, we invited MOLA1 to sit in with us as we returned to the basement to discuss everything from how the game would change if certain MCs left the game, MCs who have passed and changed it and much more.

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Episode #198

Sun, 04 Nov 2012 02:00:00 EST

This week we asked if anyone still buys hip-hop magazines, the Manti Teo Scandal and a whole lot more! A$AP Rockys Long Live A$AP was on the chopping block for Blend it Or Bump it! Whats your take?

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Mini-Episode #197

Sun, 04 Nov 2012 02:00:00 EST

Independent music is rough around the edges and thats okay.

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