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Live From The Basement is on a quest to shine a light on the musical and cultural background behind hip-hop.We have been producing our podcast for over 13 years independently sharing a multi-textural show focusing on several aspects of hip-hop culture and discussion.With an ever increasing passion a… read more

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April 12th, 2023


An episode that was sitting in the crates no idea why we didn't release this. But here it is!

Movies and Netflix

March 4th, 2022


This episode we talk about what we’ve been watching on Netflix and what her favorite up-and-coming movies are

Mrs Norris!

February 14th, 2022


Today we dig into the discussion around kids fighting their teachers at school.

Can Jake Paul Box?

January 17th, 2022


This episode we jump into combat sports and kick it off specifically around the Jake Paul fight.  What's boxing look like in 2022?

Will anyone challenge Busta Rhymes?

January 10th, 2022


Who’s up to the challenge? 50 won’t take on T.I. And nobody would take on Busta? Or CAN anyone?

Rap Beef Participation Trophies

January 7th, 2022


Let's talk about rap beef in the current era, do you give em' flowers or give em' shots on wax?     Is rap beef too soft?

What's In The Stashbox? Hoplust IPA from Rockford Brewing Company

November 19th, 2021


We check out a local brew amongst other things this episode, let's see how it rated!  Check out Hoplust at Rockford Brewing Company (


November 15th, 2021


This episode we talk about Joe Rogan's anti-vax approach to 2021 and Stern's response to that a few months ago along with some commentary on Kyrie Irving.

The Most Hip-Hop Super Bowl EVER

November 10th, 2021


Let's talk about the 2022 Super Bowl half time show!  With Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J Blige and Snoop Dogg it will definitely the most hip-hop the Super Bowl or the NFL has ever been.  Are we even allowed …

The Return of BET's Rap City

October 22nd, 2021


It only makes sense they bring the show back following new of MTV bringing back Yo! MTV Raps right?  But it seems BET beat MTV to the punch!

This Sounds Fun

October 12th, 2021


Let's change this thing up!  It's time to have some fun with this.  Starting this episode, we're going to start releasing our shows in weekly segments and then release the episode in its ENTIRETY including any outtakes …

Under Fire | Episode 108

September 7th, 2021


Your boys are back again!  This episode we talked about Yo! MTV Raps return and who we think would host.  We also talked flix on your favorite …

Say Please | Episode 107

August 23rd, 2021


Let's open up this Verzuz battle, talk about Live From the Basement during these changing digital times, Stashbox and some dope new music!  Let's go!

His name was "Barric" | Episode 106

July 19th, 2021


Time to get the dust knocked off this thing! Let's get back to when this was born and have fun again.  this episode Major Mack and Phro dug into what they've been up to, a little race debate and a best man toast/roast …

Dedication | Episode 105

July 7th, 2021


An episode with music dedicated to all the homies that help build this show, Major, Phro, Mola1, Derric "D" and Canadian Jeff!  Enjoy some music and …

Good Kid Twisted Fantasy | Episode 104

March 3rd, 2021


DJ Toasty Toast served up a pretty incredible mix by way of KDOTYE.    What does any of that even mean?  Listen to the episode!!

They're Shutting Us Down! | Episode 103

February 12th, 2021


Maybe it's time to say goodbye... but it's hard to let go of the dream we've invested years of our life into.  We're now being disassembled by record labels for copyright infringement.   We'll do our best to get things …

TikTok Rappers | Episode 102

January 20th, 2021


JMack here. I'm back in the captain's chair, completely reinvigorated to drive this thing until the wheels fall off! This week I'm talking with you about Donald Trump leaving office, we review some rappers from TikTok …

Enjoy | Episode 101

December 4th, 2020


Major, Mola, Mack and Phro all in the house to keep the momentum for the tail end of 2020.   And why not?  It's been a rough year, we all gotta do …

The Wolfpack | Episode 100

November 3rd, 2020


All four of us finally made it back to the basement for a special reunion around episode 100 (really 300) and our 15th birthday!  We pulled up some …

The Art | Episode 99

September 28th, 2020


Why isn't hip-hop ever brought up with other cultural art forms?   Let's also dig into Trump's taxes and our plans for the upcoming episode 100!

History | Episode 98

August 17th, 2020


This episode let's talk about some messages we've been getting around the crew here on the show, Kanye's mental health situation, OUR mental health …

Resist | Episode 97

July 18th, 2020


Let's talk about the black lives matter narrative and the politics around it, and briefly touch on the the dumpster fire that is 2020.  Thank you all …

The Ronas | Episode 96

April 5th, 2020


A special episode featuring a visit from one of our founding members Phro!  This episode we talked about "The Ronas" and all things related to it and wrapped it up with a relaxing, twelve minute reggae riddim brought to …

Stay Home | Episode 95

March 22nd, 2020


This episode we talk about staying optimistic during this maddening time.   We're here for you with some new music, rap roulette and we checked out …

Calm Down | Episode 94

March 14th, 2020


Everything is closed down, people are sick, and all we have is this new Jay Electronica album.  Let's talk about it.  

Music Played This Episode:

Malapropism | Episode 93

March 5th, 2020


This episode JMack reviews  Lil Baby's "My Turn" and Royce Da 5'9's "The Allegory". Also, Megan Thee Stallion's album deal drama, Jim Jones trashing US Marines and what album makes a great movie?

Music Played this …


February 26th, 2020


This week we talk about the #GODZILLACHALLENGE, Nick Cannon still trying to fire shots at Em and our shiny new website!!  Of course you know we have some fire new independent hip-hop joints too, LETS GO!!! 

Music Played …

JUICE ft. and Interview w/ MC Shan | Episode 91

February 14th, 2020


Another episode with some fire new music and one of our favorite interviews ever on the show, with the legendary Queensbridge native, Juice Crew member, the one and only MC Shan.   We hope you enjoy listening to this …

B4 | Episode 90

February 7th, 2020


Let's talk about this Jay Electronica new album, the E40 vs. Richie Rich beef,  old cars, cartoons and helping those who need it.   
Help Gift of Gab …

GRIMEY | Episode 89

February 5th, 2020


Let's talk about this new Eminem album "Music to Murder By", Lil Wayne's new album "Funeral".    Also Mack's thoughts on Jay-Z having a seat during the national anthem at the super bowl and new stuff coming next episode!

Em vs. Nick Cannon | Episode 88

January 18th, 2020


Let's talk about the dumpster fire that is this Em vs. Nick Cannon rap beef, TikTok, legalization and listen to some new tunes!   Next episode lets …

MMXX | Episode 87

January 8th, 2020


It's 2020, let's get this decade started with a new episode of Live From The Basement.  It's been a while since we've been able to get together but …

Playlist: Throw It Back | Episode 86

September 26th, 2019


Yo Mack is back with a 90's megamix just like they used to do back in the day.  Enjoy some of the tracks you remember and maybe some you dont!  Let's GO!!

Playlist: Return | Episode 85

September 4th, 2019


After almost a full year hiatus, It's Episode 85 and we promise not to let you down for a long time.   Let's see where this thing takes us.  So heres …

Dragon Energy x Interview with Young MC | Episode 76

May 17th, 2019


We talk about [insert famous chicago rappers name here] shenanigans, the NFL draft, J.Coles KOD album and special interview with the one and only …

Playlist: THE BIG CHILL | Episode 84

December 10th, 2018


You ready for some new hip-hop?!! LET'S GO!

Played this episode:
* Brother Ali - "Own Light"
* Ill Camille ft. Punch - "Goes Down"
* Dave East - "No Pork"
* Boogie - "The Reach"
* Roc Marciano ft. Black Though & …

YANDHI | Episode 83

September 30th, 2018


We speculate a few short hours before Kanye drops his latest release "Yandhi". How's this gonna go? What will it sound like? What's going to happen …

KILLDEVIL: Em vs. MGK | Episode 82

September 28th, 2018


The team takes the Em vs. MGK beef tracks and completely break them down from a rap fan, lyricist and production perspective. Who takes the win?

Album Review: Royce Da 5'9 - Book of Ryan | Episode 81

August 16th, 2018


Big announcement this episode!! Also this episode, Royce's latest effort may or may not get the "blender treatment" as we review "Book of Ryan" for Blend It or Bump It. What were your thoughts on this album?

Off The Books | Episode 80

July 12th, 2018


This episode we played a new game against caller Jay Lamont, “Is it Kanye, a grade schooler, a serial killer of 50 cent?” and gave away “The Rap …

Album Review: Post Malone – Beer Bongs & Bentleys | Episode 79

June 22nd, 2018


We pulled this one out of the more recent vault to share with you. Yes we have a LOT of album reviews to catch up and theyre comin! More episodes …

Where They At Doe? | Episode 75

April 16th, 2018


Theyre right here! Episode 75!! This episode we talk about some of our recent trips, try some new brew and check the new Phonte album No News Is Good News. Lets check it out!>

The Return | Episode 74

April 5th, 2018


“Never on schedule, but always on time.”

We’re back! The stashbox was ready, and 6ix9ine’s Day69 is up for Blend it or Bump it! Let’s see how it …

The Next Episode | Episode 73

March 3rd, 2018


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!!


The Distance. | Episode 72

February 17th, 2018


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

Playlist: Biggie Remixes | Episode 71

May 26th, 2017


Just a few short days after Notorious BIGs birthday (May 21), heres a playlist of dope remixes to celebrate! Happy 45th Big we miss you!

Playlist: Happy. | Episode 70

May 18th, 2017


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 …

Commentary: April Twenty Ninth | Episode 69

May 10th, 2017


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. …

On The Patio | Episode 68

May 1st, 2017


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 …

Album Review: Damn. | Episode 67

April 24th, 2017


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:

The B-Side | Episode 66

April 17th, 2017


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 …

Playlist: Peanuts | Episode 65

April 10th, 2017


A random conversation about the love and relationships within the Peanuts cartoon.

Goodbye 2016 | Episode 64

April 3rd, 2017


Blame it on 2016. The episode is dropping four months later. Back to our regularly scheduled programming. Here's episode 64, we talk about 2016, some …

Happy Christmahannukwanzadan | Episode 63

January 3rd, 2017


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 …

Rewind: Let’s Just Be Honest | Episode 62

December 19th, 2016


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 …

The Emperor’s Folded Clothes | Episode 61

December 12th, 2016


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 …


December 4th, 2016


A playlist full of an HOUR of RAP, RAP and more RAP. New full episode the whole team coming soon!

Episode Playlist:
* Joyner Lucas …

Breaks | Episode 59

November 24th, 2016


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

Playlist: MOAR | Episode 58

September 22nd, 2016


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. …

Our Visit to The Art Of Rap Festival | Episode 57

September 2nd, 2016


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:

* …

Playlist: Summer Madness | Episode 56

August 3rd, 2016


We put together another playlist episode with a chill summer vibe to calm that “Summer Madness”. More episodes EVERY week!

The Wall | Episode 55

July 21st, 2016


We dive deeper into the topic about the “hip-hop wall” and creating a manifesto for a new genre of rap.

Snap Judgement | Episode 54

July 12th, 2016


This week we talk about SnapChat, the Joe Budden vs. Drake Beef, and putting up a wall up on the Canadian border.

Playlist: BBQ Boogie Volume 2 | Episode 53

June 30th, 2016


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 …

Interview: Grandmaster Caz | Episode 52

June 23rd, 2016


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 …

Playlist: Instrumentalizm | Episode 51

June 7th, 2016


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 …

Review: Chance vs KRIT | Episode 50

June 1st, 2016


Live From The Basement on the road this episode! We started off reviewing Chance; highly anticipated album “Coloring Book” and ended up on Big KRIT‘s …

Off The Leash | Episode 49

May 24th, 2016


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″ …

Interview: Parrish Smith of EPMD | Episode 48

May 18th, 2016


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 …

Respeck It! | Episode 47

May 10th, 2016


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 …

Playlist: You Ready? | Episode 46

May 3rd, 2016


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 …

A Tribute to Prince | Episode 45

April 27th, 2016


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 …

Commentary: Organized Noize | Episode 44

April 19th, 2016


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 …

Evolution | Episode 43

April 12th, 2016


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 …

Episode #67 Part 2

April 11th, 2016


Just added to this feed April 11, 2016, this is the second of a two-part episode, Episode #67 we released back on July of 2008 featuring an interview …

What Now? | Episode 42

March 15th, 2016


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

Ageless| Episode 41

February 16th, 2016


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

The Pain | Episode 39

November 25th, 2015


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 …

The Hip-Hop Draft ft Interview with Wes Jackson | Episode 38

November 5th, 2015


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 …

Dre’s Ghost ft Interview with "The Glove" Taylor | Episode 37

October 27th, 2015


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. …

The Questions | Episode 36

October 14th, 2015


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 …

Rap Wordz with Friends | Episode 35

October 1st, 2015


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 …

Live From The Basement: Ye for President | Episode 34

September 24th, 2015


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 Ye's rant. Also this episode …

Compton ft Interview with MC Ren of NWA | Episode 33

September 15th, 2015


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!

What’s Beef? | Episode 32

September 2nd, 2015


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 …

What’s Number One? | Episode 31

July 31st, 2015


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 …

Equality | Episode 30

July 7th, 2015


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 …

The Good Fight | Episode 29

June 18th, 2015


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

Motion Picture Soundtrack ft. Fatman Scoop | Episode 28

June 9th, 2015


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 …

F.I.L.A. | Episode 27

May 26th, 2015


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 …

#MAYPAC | Episode 26

May 19th, 2015


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 …

The Episode About Nothing | Episode 25

May 15th, 2015


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 …

Say Something Nice! | Episode 24

May 7th, 2015


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”.

Dre La Soul | Episode 23 ft Interview with Bishop Lamont & XZibit

April 29th, 2015


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 …

WTF Eddie? | Episode 20

March 21st, 2015


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 …

Pac’s Letter | Episode 19

March 8th, 2015


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 …

Ante Up! | Episode 18

February 19th, 2015


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!

Ye vs. Just Blaze | Episode 17

February 8th, 2015


This episode we talked about Ye vs. Just Blaze we touched on “inflategate” and reviewed Lupe Fiasco’s final album Tetsuo and Youth.

On The TLC Tip | Episode 16

February 1st, 2015


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”.


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Azalea vs Azealia | Episode 15

January 18th, 2015


This episode Major, Mack & Mola1 spent the show discussing the Iggy Azalea vs Azealia Banks debate. Also this episode: essential albums, some …

Year In Review | Episode 14

January 10th, 2015


Episode #14 our official Year In Review for 2014 and reviewed Fabolous latest “effort”. We talked our favorite drink of the year, favorite music, …

Peace | Episode 13

December 25th, 2014


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 …

War | Episode 12

December 17th, 2014


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 …

Genius | Episode 11

October 30th, 2014


This episode we discussed a “study” that followed facebook data’s link between music and ACT scores, Boardwalk Empire, some essential hip-hop album …

Back From Summer Break | Episode 10

September 29th, 2014


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 …

The Ill Sh** ft Guest Nolan The Ninja | Episode 9

July 12th, 2014


With special guest, Detroit’s own Nolan the Ninja with his friend SemiSix. Nolan and Semi discussed Chuck D vs. Rosenberg, Angie Martinez leaving …

The Wishing Tree ft Guest Ben Miles | Episode 8

May 27th, 2014


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 …

Back again | Episode 7

May 5th, 2014


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 …

Phro is back! | Episode 6

March 12th, 2014


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 …

UPDATE: For our HoodHype Listeners!

March 9th, 2014


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 …

Top 7 in 7 Cities? | Episode 5

February 17th, 2014


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?

Grammy Time | Episode 4

February 8th, 2014


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?

Old vs New | Episode 3

January 24th, 2014


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 …

Drank. | Episode 2

December 7th, 2013


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 …

Introducing: Live From The Basement. Hi. | Episode 1

November 17th, 2013


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 …

Episode #220 - Forever.

November 13th, 2013


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 …

Episode #219 - The Day After

October 23rd, 2013


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!

Episode #218 - New Zealand

October 1st, 2013


This week we pay homage to New Zealand's incredibly diverse, talented and soulful hip-hop scene! Special guest this week is Christchurch New …

Episode #217 - The Big Chill

September 22nd, 2013


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

Episode #216 - The Lift

September 9th, 2013


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

Episode #215 - Ya Don't Stop

August 12th, 2013


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

Episode #214 - Happy Birthday Hip-Hop!

August 12th, 2013


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

Episode #213 - The City

August 2nd, 2013


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

Episode #212 - The Push

July 24th, 2013


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

Episode #211 - Show Your Soul

July 17th, 2013


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

Episode #210 - Magna Carta Holy Grail Review

July 9th, 2013


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 …

Episode #209 - The Story

June 26th, 2013


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?

Episode #208 - The Gratitude

June 17th, 2013


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

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

June 10th, 2013


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!

Episode #206 - The Calm ft Interview w/ AZ

June 2nd, 2013


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.

Episode #205 - BBQ Boogie!

May 26th, 2013


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

Episode #204 - The Music

May 20th, 2013


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?

Episode #203 - The Funk

May 12th, 2013


An episode full of hip-hop music laced with Funk, Funky samples and funky instruments. We talked about your suggestions for the show, rappers …

Episode #202 - Insomnia

May 5th, 2013


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

Episode #201 - The Spark

April 28th, 2013


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 …

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

April 21st, 2013


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 …

Episode #199.7

March 21st, 2013


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

Episode #199.5 - Reboot

February 24th, 2013


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 …

Episode #192

November 4th, 2012


Here's a mini episode with a higher theme.

Episode #199

November 4th, 2012


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 …

Episode #196

November 4th, 2012


Our first live Episode of 2013! A great time we had MOLA1 back in the basement, we discussed our favorite albums and news in 2012 and T.I.s Trouble Man album was up for Blend It or Bump It!

Mini-Episode #197

November 4th, 2012


Independent music is rough around the edges and thats okay.

Episode #198

November 4th, 2012


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 …

Episode #191

November 4th, 2012


The whole team was in the basement with special guest MOLA1 to discuss his debut album and plenty of off-the-wall topics as well as a ton of great …

Episode #194

November 4th, 2012


Our last Episode before the world implodes upon itself on the Mayan doomsday 12/21/12. It was nice knowin yall. PEACE! (And Happy Holidays!)

Episode #193

November 4th, 2012


Some instrumentals to zone out to. Follow us on twitter @hoodhype, hoodhype on FaceBook, Instagram and HoodHypeblog on YouTube!

Mini-Episode #195

November 4th, 2012


A massive collection of nearly an hour of independent hip-hop joints and instrumentals. We wrapped up this weeks mini episode with a tribute to …

Episode #190

October 31st, 2012


We're back with Phro in the building at our other basement this episode. We checked out a new album paid up on some post-A3C debt (Major having his Mayo shot and all our in-show shout outs) and as always, we spun some …

Episode #189

October 30th, 2012


A mini-episode full of music pulled straight from CDs we picked up from artists at the A3C Hip-Hop Festival.

Episode #188

October 21st, 2012


LIVE from Criminal Records with KonsoleKingz in Atlanta, Georgia for the A3C Hip-Hop Festival, we brought a different kind of episode this week. Live …

Episode #187

October 7th, 2012


WE'RE SEVEN YEARS OLD!! Crazy! Thank you all for such an amazing ride this far! We made it a good one with Episode 187 we had Mola1 sitting in for …

Episode #186

September 30th, 2012


Some more great indie music as we prep for our next full episode then the live show at A3C Hip-Hop Festival in Atlanta, Georgia!

Episode #185

September 23rd, 2012


We reached our KickStarter goal and were going back to A3C Hip-Hop Festival in Atlanta, GA!! All thanks to those of you who support and have bought our stuff! We did it! Thank you!

Episode #184 ft. Interview with Ben Miles

September 16th, 2012


Special episode with two Detroit MCs sitting in with us. Ben Miles, MC from Of Mice and Musicians stop by to talk on the show and drop some of his …

Episode #183

September 9th, 2012


Enjoy some great new hip-hop and a big thanks to all who have funded our Road to A3C KickStarter campaign so far at

Episode #182

September 2nd, 2012


Were back and we asked: Can the Golden Era of Hip-Hop come back and who will usher it in? Beanie Sigel's This Time was up for Blend It or Bump It and …

Episode #181

August 26th, 2012


We just kicked off our Road to A3C Fundraiser! Please help us get to the A3C Hip-Hop Festival in Atlanta, GA by buying our gear!

Episode #180

August 19th, 2012


Our co-host Phro was finally back in the building this week as we reviewed Rick Ross - God Forgives, I Dont and debated it into the ground, why we even do Blend It or Bump It segment, we also had some great inside info …

Episode #179

August 5th, 2012


Its another mini-episode full of new music! Heres some new hip-hop with a little of a different sound.

Episode #178

July 29th, 2012


We had Mola1 back on the how, reviewed Nas - Life Is Good, talked old school video games and a ton more.

Episode #177

July 20th, 2012


JMack takes you on a mini audio tour of the BringItBack Stage at the Vans Warped tour and the first stop of Big K.R.I.T.s Live From The Underground …

Episode #176

July 13th, 2012


A discussion about the Google Hip-Hop on trial debate (link in the notes at, the BET Awards and Prodigys - H.N.I.C. 3 is up for Blend It or Bump It!

Episode #175

July 1st, 2012


Some great hip-hop from our home state, Michigan.

Episode #174

June 24th, 2012


We went mobile this week and switched up the location for this episode. The names and faces havent changed and the game is still the same though, …

Episode #173

June 17th, 2012


Its a mini-episode full of music to listen to while you muscle through your hangover.

Episode #172

June 10th, 2012


Great topics this week including some great (and not so great) listener feedback, Hot97 vs. Nicki Minaj and Young Money, Lupe Fiasco vs. Pete Rock …

Episode #171

June 3rd, 2012


Here's another Mini-Episode packed with some great new indie hip-hop!

Episode #170 - MOLA1's first visit to the show & Interview with Killer Mike

May 27th, 2012


This week we had a special guest in the basement, Mola1 of The Definition talking and spittin some verses. We also completed the finale of HoodHypes …

Episode #169

May 20th, 2012


Mini-Episode! Here's some hip-hop tunes to keep you movin while youre flippin burgers and sippin that ice cold brew!

Episode #168

May 13th, 2012


Somewhat abbreviated, we had to take off early this week, but there was no shortage of discussion, hip-hop fight club or music! We also dropped our official iPhone app this week, get it FREE at or …

Episode #167

May 6th, 2012


We havent dropped a mini-episode in a while! Well all that is changing starting with this very episode. From this point forward, your boys are gonna be dropping HoodHype episodes on you EVERY week! Enjoy this special …

Episode #166

April 29th, 2012


Midwest bracket for the hip-hop fight club this episode. What we thought would be one of our easiest, was actually one of the toughest with the …

Episode #165

April 18th, 2012


Were all back and having a great time (thanks sweet baby Jesus). Tons of new music, Hip-Hop Fight Club West Coast went down and Obie Trices Bottom's Up was on the chopping block for Blend It or Bump It. Lets go!

Episode #164

April 5th, 2012


What we thought the Trayvon Martin case would be a single topic we'd carry through the show and it ended up taking it completely over. The episode …

Episode #163

March 21st, 2012


Phro was out this week, but Major and JMack held down the fort going into the East Coast bracket for the Hip-Hop Fight Club, discussed South By South West with the homie Sean Falyon and a ton of crazy new indie hip-hop!

Episode #162

March 6th, 2012


We continued selecting our picks for the HoodHype Hip-Hop Fight Club as we wrapped up with our West Coast and Down South picks for 2012. Bracket coming soon on! We also launched our first installment of our …

Episode #161

February 19th, 2012


We kicked off HoodHypes Hip-Hop Fight Club 2012 with our East and Midwest selections, make sure you check back next episode for South and West Coast selections! We also had a great debate over Outkast's ATLiens album in …

Episode #160

February 8th, 2012


It got overheated in the basement this week thanks to a really emotional debate over the Red Tails movie. We also discussed the return of HoodHype's …

Episode #159

January 20th, 2012


Race was a huge topic this episode and we arent talkin NASCAR. Between the Red Tails movie, MLK Day and Phro being back to the show, it got really racial in the basement this episode, (no finish line). We also reviewed …

Episode #158

January 6th, 2012


Its 2012 and were still here! This episode we took it back to 1998 and reviewed Jay-Zs Vol. 2 Hard Knock Life to see if it stood up to todays …

Episode #157

January 2nd, 2012


Wheres episode #156? Lost deep in the hood of the Internet. It was a special episode, but its gone. If we find it, please believe it will be posted and your iPod will download it. Now, onward to episode #157. Its our …

Episode #155

December 2nd, 2011


Heres an Episode to hold you all over until the next full show! Steppin Outta the Matrix to throw some different sounding tracks at yall!!

Episode #154 ft Interview with Denaun Porter and Trick Trick at Redbull Emsee

November 21st, 2011


Herman Cain wasnt the only one acting scandalous this episode. Everything from childhood television shows to Michael Jackson's doctors jail time was fair game in episode 154. Also includes some interviews Phro had with …

Episode #153

October 25th, 2011


Quite possibly one of our longest episodes to date. We were glad to be back, can you tell? We gave away copies of NBA2K12 (podcast listeners there's something special for you buried in this episode too), discussed …

Episode #152 - LIVE from Atlanta at the A3C Hip-Hop Festival

October 17th, 2011


Our first show on location and we did it up big hosting the KonsoleKingz Gaming Lounge LIVE at the A3C Independent Hip-Hop Festival! A constant flow …

Episode #151

October 3rd, 2011


Talked about the Mayweather vs Ortiz fight, Fabolous vs. Ray J, the late Troy Davis vs. The Legal System and Jayo Felony vs. Fox News. We had J.Cole …

Episode #150

September 16th, 2011


Discussing everything from the 15th anniversary of 2Pacs death to Floyd Mayweather vs. Victor Ortiz and the boys top 5 white girls in the game plus a …

Episode #149

September 4th, 2011


Weezys Jeggings and HoodHype's Road to A3C were the talk of the show among other things like the VMAs the Stash Box and the Lil Waynes Carter IV was on the chopping block!

Episode #148

August 25th, 2011


We talk about social media and the new power some of these celebrities have with their following, reviewed Watch The Throne for Blend It or Bump It, …

Episode #147

August 12th, 2011


Crazy episode and a long episode too! We discussed if Watch the Throne will really be leak proof, why is it so hard to pay homage in hip-hop and our first ever Hip-Hop Whack Off. Thats right, you read correct. Listen to …

Episode #146

July 27th, 2011


Were back! We spun sick new music, we spoke with TRUTH Minista Paul Scott about the liquid genocide malt liquor, discussed Drake and the industry …

Episode #145

July 10th, 2011


Discussing the death of the hip-hop Top 5, Lil B hoodwinking the industry, Casey Anthony and organizing the first official HoodHype Grill-off.

Episode #144

June 22nd, 2011


We went in this week on damaging your liver, the White Girl Mob and the great n-word debate, a discussion on great collaboration albums and a ton of …

Episode #143

June 22nd, 2011


We had to put our last episode on hold. Were sorry. So heres a special bonus remix episode to hold you over until episode #144 which we'll be …

Episode #142

June 5th, 2011


This episode we discussed live shows, Top 5 Most Boring rappers of recent, we peeped Maybach Music Group's Self Made Vol. 1 for Blend It or Bump It …

Episode #141

May 27th, 2011


We talked all hip-hop this episode. Everything from the validity of Odd Future to Common at the White House to Prodigy's audio book. And a WHOLE lot in between.

Episode #140

May 17th, 2011


It seemed we were cursed by the technical difficulty demons this episode, but we still pulled through it. With the recent news of Osama bin Ladens …

Episode #139

April 26th, 2011


Phro was out but that didnt stop us from having a great show! We had Jesse the ghost writer from Rap Rebirth for a quick interview, we jumped in the Stash Box, checked out DJ Quiks The Book of David for Blend It or Bump …

Episode #138

April 11th, 2011


Wild show this week. Discussing your favorite tracks to swoon the females, racial stereotyping on t.v., trannies (yeah trannies) a lot of great music, blend it or bump it and a lot more.

Episode #137

March 28th, 2011


Back off the sickness and we throw you all another curve ball as we run half the show in the basement and then we took it to the road as we headed to the Shady 2.0 show (we even snuck in a couple audio snippets from the …

Episode #136

March 18th, 2011


Heres a mini-episode. After 5 months of planning, meetings, discussions, money, time and energy, Major and I came down coincidentally at the EXACT same time with some whicked I dont know what. Sick for a week straight, …

Episode #135

March 7th, 2011


Inspired by our trip to South By South West this year (catch us down there March 17-20) we loaded up this episode with music features by artists who will be performing at the festival down in Austin, Texas. We also got …

Episode #134

February 21st, 2011


The long awaited conclusion to our Hip-Hop Fight Club! Who do you have winning? Print out your own bracket at This episode we discussed the Grammies, Eminems Superbowl commercial, cars …

Episode #133

February 8th, 2011


Crazy episode we discussed Fight Clubs Midwest bracket, SNLs biggest ratings in years, Black History Month and we got into a crazy debate over Talib Kweli's album Gutter Rainbows which was on the chopping block for …

Episode #132

January 24th, 2011


Racial topics galore, HoodHype Fight Club: Down South bracket, Phro almost stabs JMack and JMack challenges Phro to a beer drinking duel...

Episode #131

January 15th, 2011


We're excited to be back for our first show of 2011! In this ep we talked about Cipha Sounds getting suspended at Hot97, Ghostface's Apollo Kids was …

Episode #130

December 31st, 2010


Okay maybe Episode 129 WASNT our last show of 2010. But this one is. Enjoy some of our favorite tracks from past episodes of this year and make sure you pay close attention to the first song in this episode.

Episode #129

December 28th, 2010


We kicked things off with the Hip Hop Fight Club's East Coast bracket, and youll be surprised to find out who came out on top. We also got into the …

Episode #128

December 6th, 2010


This episode we kicked off our new mini-series, HoodHypes Hip-Hop Fight Club, Kanyes new album was on the chopping block for Blend it or Bump it, we discussed this years Grammy Nominations, spun a ton of great new music …

Episode #127

November 19th, 2010


The boys are back! This episode was a special one as we discussed racism against postal workers, Drake getting knuckled up by Weezy, a listener submitted Stash Box and we put Devin the Dude's latest album on the …

Episode #126

November 3rd, 2010


Five years weve been doing this. A simple thank you would never be enough for your support and listening to our show. To kick off our fifth year …

Episode #125

October 17th, 2010


Phro brought "AGoody" back to the basement with a complete collection of liquor. Needless to say the show kicked off to a great start. We spun some …

Episode #124 ft. Interview with Jay Rock

October 1st, 2010


What a crazy show. Seriously, we went in and delivered three full hours of show for that ass! Complete with an interview with Strange Musics latest …

Episode #123

September 25th, 2010


Back with another one, we discussed everything from Ines Sainz to JMacks neighbors stealing his prescription pain killers to white people using the N-Word. Yes that argument again, with a twist. Also, we finally got a …

Episode #122

September 9th, 2010


We were without Phro this week (hes off on a beach somewhere in the Caribbean), but that doesnt mean we cant still chill in the basement with our friends .KOM aka Kingz Of The Mic. Joka and T.O. kicked back and had a …

Episode #121 ft Interview with Big KRIT

August 23rd, 2010


Aside from our long awaited interview with the infamous independent and more recently recently Def Jam signee Big K.R.I.T., we had a real good time this episode seeing Phro off for his wedding (Phro will be back in a …

Episode #120

August 13th, 2010


Heres a mini-episode featuring music that you can play safely around young kids and some music your mom would smack you in the back of the head for …

Episode #119

August 10th, 2010


Back with another episode with tons of great music. This week we touched on everything from Laurence Fishburnes daughter Chippy D going into porn to JMack getting called out by a listener in the UK about not letting his …

Episode #118

July 31st, 2010


Mini-Episode till the next full show next week! Featuring music from Big Tone, HISD, Little Brother and more! Get at us anytime at …

Episode #117

July 17th, 2010


Were finally back at it with some giveaways, having a good time and as always spinning some GREAT music!

Episode #116

June 30th, 2010


Here it is, another mini-show to hold you guys over till the next live show. This week I selected a playlist of songs I like to bump on the express …

Episode #115

June 22nd, 2010


Sticking to the promise that we are stepping it up around here, here’s the first of many mini-episodes to come. We do the “big show” every couple weeks, but because we’re getting so much music these we’re gonna step it …

Episode #114

June 10th, 2010


The only words we can use for this episode.... train...wreck...we miss you Major

Episode #113

May 20th, 2010


We had alot of fun with this one as we jumped in on music Scarface vs VH-1, Dame Dash getting Roc back and more. Everything was going great for yet another great episode of the HoodHype show, but when Scarface called in …

Episode #112 ft. Interview with B.o.B. and Playboy Tre

May 7th, 2010


We had everyones favorite boxing analyst Snoop EZ in the house hanging out hot off the Floyd Mayweather Sr. interview to talk everything from the tight jeans trend to indie artists. Although the liquor got us there …

Episode #111 ft Interview with Tech N9ne

April 21st, 2010


We had a crazy show this episode, not to mention a special snippet of a MASSIVE Tech N9ne interview well be dropping right here on the blog real …

Episode #110 ft. Interview with Danny Brown and Stat Quo

April 7th, 2010


For those of you who frequent the site, you may have caught on to the April Fools prank we pulled this April 1st. For those who dont, earlier last …

Episode #109

March 24th, 2010


A different kind of episode than what weve done in a while! We were flyin in duo mode this episode but we loaded up with a gang of hot music. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Episode #108

March 15th, 2010


Had a good time this episode with special guest and unsung hero behind the scenes at HoodHype, the homie D in the house. Had some good drinks, Playboy Tre stopped back in for Tres Corner, we took the Cannibal Ox vs MF …

Episode #107 ft Shay "Buckeye" Johnson

March 2nd, 2010


What a fun show! We all had a great time, especially after Shay Johnson and CJ aka KingSoul from dropped in to talk about Konsole …

Episode #106

February 22nd, 2010


Woooooooooooah. In December 2009 a listener of the show by the name of Seargant Chucky Bob, who happens to be serving right now for the US Airforce over in Iraq and Afghanistan, sent us special package from overseas …

Episode #105

February 5th, 2010


Our first show since we got back from CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas and there were absolutely no shortage of good stories for you! We …

Episode #104 ft. Interview with Crooked I

January 22nd, 2010


Our first in-house guests, we had .KOM (Kingz Of The Mic) in the house with us to discuss the New Year, Funk Flexs rude twitter comments, the Jay-Z …

Episode #103

January 2nd, 2010


Featuring alot of discussion on the Tiger Woods situation, Eminems Relapse Refill and XXLs Top 100 Hip-Hop sites list. We also had the opportunity to welcome Freddie Gibbs to the basement and talk about his music and …

Episode #102 ft. Interview with Pill

December 8th, 2009


Man we had a LOT of fun this episode, so we can only hope you have as much fun listening as we had recording it. We discussed everything from the questionable Sampling of songs by Queen to 50 Cents independent flick as …

Episode #101

November 20th, 2009


We were definitely in rare form as equipment malfunctioned, Phro went on a few of his classic rants and everything seemed to fall apart at times. Maybe you wont even notice! It was still a great show nonetheless …

Episode #100 Part 2

November 10th, 2009


We spun some more music, spoke on the most hated moments of past shows, Gucci Mane, and theres even a special t-shirt giveaway in there for all you podcast listeners. Hit us up at if you have the …

Episode #100 Part 1 ft. Interview with Royce Da 5'9"

November 6th, 2009


Part 1 of Episode #100 of the HoodHype show! Were 4 years old! This special episode features some FIRE music, our favorite clips from past episodes …

Episode #99

October 15th, 2009


One episode away from number 100 its episode 99! We are one episode away from the triple digits and our four year anniversary! Its hard to believe weve been at this for that long! All that aside, this episode we spoke …

Episode #98

September 29th, 2009


This was actually an incredibly long show that we cut quite a bit short to keep from overloading your computers and ipods. In this episode we spun ALOT of music and spoke on everything from the Kanye situation to user …

Episode #97

September 10th, 2009


Phro was back in the house while we took calls, paid a visit to Tres Corner, peeped the stash box and spoke on everything from new album releases to …

Episode #96 ft. Interview with Q of WorldStarHipHop

August 25th, 2009


Were back with a loaded show featuring an interview with Q the infamous CEO and Owner of We also asked the question, does the South even care about lyrics anymore? An action packed show with TWICE …

Episode #95

August 9th, 2009


Speaking on Nas vs Kelis, our visit to the Great Hangover tour stop in Detroit, and the Kool-Aid debate and more. We also caught up with Playboy Tre …

Episode #93

July 10th, 2009


This episode Michael Jackson was without a doubt, a topic of discussion amongst many other things. Phro was back in the building and we had alot of fun playing a new game with callers and giving away some T-Shirts. We …

Episode #92

June 24th, 2009


Back in the building! Or…well…on the website! We had a great episode which not only featured some hot new indie tracks, but we also got a chance to …

Episode #91 ft. Interview with Bobby Creekwater

June 10th, 2009


Had a GREAT time, more fun than usual this time. Even though all of our scheduled interviews completely fell through, it was a great time. After …

Episode #90

May 28th, 2009


We fought like hell this episode, specifically over the credibility and quality of the new Eminem album. The show ended up becoming an all-out piss fest. We had alot of fun with some callers, some great debate and most …

Episode #89

May 13th, 2009


This episode we spoke with FWMJ, owner of and design guru over at New Yorks Hot97 to talk about his site and some of the label …

Episode #88 ft. Interview with Byron Crawford

April 29th, 2009


Changing the format a little, weve moved the LIVE show to Thursdays which opens up alot of doors for us to deliver you an even better episode of HoodHype. Unfortunately we were Phro-less but that didnt stop us from …

Episode #87

April 19th, 2009


This episode we spoke on March Madness, Eminems return, Jadakiss most recent album, Bishop Lamonts label rumors and a whole lot more. You know we …

Episode #86 ft. Interview with Noreaga

March 31st, 2009


Featuring and interview with listener voted winner of Episode #84 B.A.S.H.W.O.N. for his track The Water as well as a real thorough interview with Noreaga AKA N.O.R.E. We spoke with him on everything from his e-beef …

Episode #85

March 18th, 2009


Featuring interviews with winner of Episode #83, Cash Clepto as well as a VERY welcome surpise caller Mr. Chi-City! Also, another edition of Tres Corner with Playboy Tre. And you know we had to speak with C J aka …

Episode #84

February 24th, 2009


Featuring interviews with Miss Nana (Winner of Episode 84 and Best of 2008 Finalist), Shady/Interscopes Bobby Creekwater and Detroit legend and 1/4 of Slaughterhouse, Royce Da 5 9. We also spoke with Snoop EZ for some …

Episode #83

February 13th, 2009


Congratulations to listeners choice “Best of 2008″ series Rideout and Terry Cole for taking the win! Had all kinds of fun this time around with Tres …

Episode #82

February 3rd, 2009


HoodHypes Best of 2008: Listeners Choice continues with PART 2 of the series getting us one step closer to your favorite pick of 2008 that weve spun on the HoodHype show! Congrats to Miss Nana for taking the win for …

Episode #81

January 13th, 2009


Listeners Choice: Best of 2008 - PART 1 went off without a hitch! Special thanks to everyone who came through to the LIVE show and chatted, texted and called in their votes! We will announce the winner of PART 1 of the …

Episode #80

December 22nd, 2008


This week we talked about the best and worst things that went down in 2008. Which included talk on Auto-tune, Barack Obama, the music of 2008 and more. We spoke with Arablak, winner of episode #78 and talk about his …

Episode #79 ft. Interview with Black Milk

December 16th, 2008


Were back with a racially charged episode of the show featuring and interview with Detroits own Black Milk, some great music and some BIG announcements that we are really excited about for the show. We also talked with …

Episode #78

December 7th, 2008


Major, JMack and Phro went in real hard on Lil Wayne vs 50 Cent this episode and got some good caller feedback to go in on it. Special guests this week were Snoop, our Boxing analyst and Tony Moon, your number 1 pick …

Episode #77 ft. Interview with Stat Quo

November 18th, 2008


Great show featuring an interview with K.Sparks winner of Episode 75 as well as a special guest interview with former Shady Aftermath recording artist Stat Quo. Six bangin new underground and independent tracks for yall …

Episode #76 ft. Interview with Bishop Lamont

November 7th, 2008


Barack Obama FTW! We popped some champagne to celebrate and discussed the Bishop Lamont Interview we did that everyone is going off on and much more! Make sure you jump on the mailing list and we will drop you an email …

Episode #75 ft. Interview with Double O of Kidz in the Hall

November 4th, 2008


Probably one of the most fun times weve had on the show. Featuring an interview with Double-O of Kidz In The Hall. Tune in, get in on the convo and hit us up with your comments!

Episode #74

October 27th, 2008


Shouts to everyone who came in the chat and tuned in. Major got Willie the Kid on the phone to talk about his come up in the game as well as some good info on his cousin Floyd Mayweather. Get in on these live shows and …

Episode #73

October 21st, 2008


Major and JMack talk best and worst album art, get an update from King Soul of live at the BET Hip-Hop awards, talk with Ryne from …

Episode #72

October 10th, 2008


We decided to step it up and start bringing you guys shows every week! Fridays we will be trying out these smaller shows with mostly mainstream music, no voting, and completely free form. Whatever happens, …

Episode #71

October 3rd, 2008


Welcoming the new website, new show features talking everything from Sarah Palin and rotten females to Las Vegas and a special guest shout out from Barack Obama (apparently he has Young Bergs chain too). We were set, …

Episode #70

September 17th, 2008


Our first show LIVE on UStream video, AOL Radio AS WELL as the podcast! We had a great time this episode and Phro is finally back in the building. Spinning some heat for yall this week too probably the hottest group of …

Episode #69 ft. Interview with Joe Budden

August 8th, 2008


We jumped this episode off immediately with an interview with Joe Budden just before he got on a plane, so we were immediately in rare form this time around. Major and JMack were Phro-less this week but they kept the …

Episode #68

July 28th, 2008


Episode 68 was all about having fun and touching on the topic of the age gap in hip-hop. Early in the show we spoke with the winner of Episode 67 Najee and discussed the topic at hand as well as his album “Westside …

Episode #67 Part 1 ft. Interview with Bishop Lamont

July 11th, 2008


This episode was recorded about 3 weeks ago as we took our annual summer break. But were back! This episode was loaded with great music and we had alot of fun, although we had to work through a major technical failure …

Episode #66

June 16th, 2008


We"re back in the building with some fire music for yall this week. This episode we got into the MTV "Top 10 Hottest MCs" list and ripped it to shreds along with MTVs "Brain Trust". Later in the show Major, Phro and …

Episode #65 ft. Interview with Killer Mike

May 21st, 2008


Episode 65 was a crazy one. The show itself ended up being 3 hours, but luckily after some editing we managed to get it down to a more manageable hour and a half so we arent continually murdering your iPods space. So …

Episode #64

May 6th, 2008


A three hour show. It was three hours long. We kicked off the show with an interview with last episodes vote winner, Lungz for his track "Am I Black …

Episode #63

April 15th, 2008


Its been almost a month since the entire HH crew got together for an episode so we were ampd up and ready to go. We got things started by …

Episode #62

March 21st, 2008


Episode 62 is here and aptly titled The Amazing Race considering 80 percent of this entire show was discussion about racial subject matter. Special guests this episode include the hottest video producer out right now, …

Episode #61

February 28th, 2008


You know we couldnt really come up with a title for this one. We were all over the place this show but had a damn good time. We spoke to Faddy Daddy, …

Episode #60 ft. Interview with Joell Ortiz & Buckshot of Boot Camp Clik

February 13th, 2008


As you can tell from the title, this was our first-ever live show. We streamed our show live via and had a chance to get some real-time …

Episode #59

February 1st, 2008


A solid show for yall this week. They were all over the place but spoke mostly on the old high school days... skipping school, drinking. Kinda …

Episode #58 ft. Interview with Bishop Lamont

January 12th, 2008


With three hours of equipment problems, and a couple interviews falling through Episode #58 got off to a rough start, but we managed to hold it down …

Episode #57

December 18th, 2007


This episode touched on alot of different things including “balance” between concious rap on the show versus gangsta rap. The show kicked off to a good start with an interview with episode 55s winner Donny Goines for …

Episode #56

November 28th, 2007


This week we spoke with Aftermath Records newest member Bishop Lamont. We talked about all his free mixtapes, upcoming albums, Stat Quos mixtapes, Dres Detox album and his feature on it, as well as how he squashed the …

Episode #55 ft. Interview with Rich Boy

November 6th, 2007


Whats up yall. Were back for Episode #55 and JMack, Phro and Major touched on everything! We got things started by talking with SINcere, the winner from Episode #53. Next, we got into some hip-hop discussion. We debated …

Episode #54

October 20th, 2007


This week we talked about Scratch Magazine shutting down, the light skinned black people party, some fresh indie albums dropping and some hot new music! We also wanted to thank al the fam that helped boost us during the …

Episode #53

September 28th, 2007


JMack, Phro, and I were back at it this week, and this show is SERIOUS! To get things started we discussed our nomination for a VH-1 Hip-Hop Honors award. Later in the show we got Jay Casteel (CEO of …

Episode #52

September 8th, 2007


The FULL crew is back and weve got it strapped with eight BANGIN underground hip-hop tracks which makes Episode 52 a monster show! Major, JMack and Phro talked about how hip-hop is VERY much alive underground, touched …

Episode #51

August 20th, 2007


While the cats are away the mice will play! JMack went solo this show while Major is out of town to bring you some of his past favorite joints on the …

Episode #50 - Miami Pt 2 ft Interview with Billy Corben

August 1st, 2007


Part 2 of 2 of Block 2 Block Series-Miami: An exclusive interview with Billy Corben, the Director of Cocaine Cowboys, the documentary that covers Miamis infamous drug trade and how it impacted the citys growth and rise …

Episode #50 - Miami Pt 1 ft. Interview with Cool & Dre

August 1st, 2007


Part 1 of 2 of Block 2 Block Series-Miami: Episode 50 is here baby! We kicked off our 7 city hip-hop tour in M.I.A., and talked about Miamis hip-hop transition. From the Miami bass music of the 80s, all the way to …

Episode #49 ft. Interview with Collie Buddz

July 23rd, 2007


This week Major went for dolo, without JMack or Phro, but he still kept it poppin. Major covered recent hip-hop news such as Interscope bullying …

Episode #48

June 11th, 2007


Were back at it this week after having some scheduling issues for the last couple weeks. We kicked things off with our new Hoodhype intro provided to …

Episode #47

May 16th, 2007


Sorry for the delay on getting this show out, but its finally here. JMack, Phro and myself got together before the Floyd Mayweather vs. Oscar De La Hoya mega-fight to put down another wild show. The Patron was flowing, …

Episode #46

May 1st, 2007


JMack and I were at it again, and this episode was "out of control"! This week we were joined in the studio by a special guest host, my homie Snoop-E …

Episode #45

April 17th, 2007


We had so much to talk about this show we couldnt even get to it all. The Imus controversy and its impact on the hip-hop world was front and center …

Episode #44 ft. Interview with MC Serch

April 3rd, 2007


Recording an episode shouldnt be this much damn fun, but JMack, Phro, and I had a ball putting this one down! The three of us tossed back some beers …

Episode #43

March 19th, 2007


This week JMack and I tackled the issue of "real" music versus watered down material. We touched on how difficult it is to make creative, gritty …

Episode #42

March 5th, 2007


After all the hate and venom expressed in Episode 41, JMack, Phro and myself decided to kick back and express a little racial U.N.I.T.Y this episode. Listen in as we dig into JMacks mind a little bit, to find out how he …

Episode #41

February 19th, 2007


Man weve been out for a long ass time. But we are making it up to yall with a one and a half our show, so try to ride out the big ass download! An EXCLUSIVE with Sean Price! Currrtissss!! Yeah we talked about it, among …

Episode #40

January 23rd, 2007


Talk on the DJ Drama and Don Cannon raid, J.Lo, females and of course four hot ones for yall. Ginger Jackson an RnB singer from LA, Loot from New York City, a return visit from The Academy from Mt. Vernon, NY, and …

Episode #39

January 9th, 2007


2006 wrap up! Just kidding, we aint gonna waste your time with the same sh-t everyone else is talkin. Major and JMack speak on more Vida bringin Phro in for a quick phone call as well as our boy James for …

Episode #38 ft Interview with Donnell Jones

December 30th, 2006


Four hot new bangers straight off the street, featuring artists Ques from Brox,NYC, Yung Onyx from Queens NYC, Peezee outta Lewisville, TX, Causez Company from Sacramento, CA, and Thadd Williams from Hampton, VA. JMack …

Episode #37

December 11th, 2006


Major and JMack were diggin deep into their racist pasts this episode. Talkin about HBOs the Wire, the latest on the Michael Richards incident, Raekwon dissin Jay-Z and more! Featuring music from Ghazi out of the Bay …

Episode #36 ft. Interview with Obie Trice

November 20th, 2006


What up iTunes listeners?! Make sure you hit up for the latest fire! Theres alot youre still missing! EXCLUSIVE one on one with Shady Records own Obie Trice! Lots of talk on the OSU vs UofM game, garbage …

Episode #35

November 10th, 2006


Check out this weeks episode featuring five hot new underground tracks! Also, we talk about Benzinos ass getting sued, Floyd Mayweather and we have some fun smashing some CDs by artists we all love to hate. Make sure …

Episode #34

October 27th, 2006


Five hot new tracks this week! Changin up the format with a new Co-Host, JMack is in the building with Major holdin it down for a full hour! You …

Episode #33

October 3rd, 2006


EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with RnB crooner, Donell Jones! Check out new music from Fokis out of NYC, J.Pistols from Peoria, IL, 86 out of Atlanta, GA, and …

Episode #32

August 31st, 2006


Finally here! Thanks to everyone who has been patient as we get ready for a whole new look and alot more fire for your ears! Check out this weeks …

Episode #31

August 18th, 2006


Wow. You know you would think after 31 episodes, HoodHype would start to fade, but yall know thats not how we do it here. We keep it tight as Major …

Special Edition! - ExtravaGangsta!

August 8th, 2006


We are working tight with the fam over at because we know our fans will definitely feel what they are doing out of the NYC. Make sure you check out this exclusive interview Ras from EG Radio ran …

Episode #30 ft. Interview with Lil Scrappy

July 27th, 2006


Damn..damn..DAMN! This has to be one of the HARDEST episodes to date featuring four BANGIN tracks and a hot interview with Lil Scrappy! O-K-K-K! Featuring tracks by LB from Manchester, NH, Akil aka BayBrotha from THE …

Episode #29

July 18th, 2006


Damn Majors puttin down this week with some new tracks from previous artists AND some fresh new talent! This week check out The Academy from Mount Vernon, NY, St. John from Sacramento, CA, Divine MC from Daytona Beach, …

Episode #28

July 11th, 2006


New tracks this week featuring K-Beta from DC, BrookCentral from Compton, CA, HueHef from Bowman, SC, Rebel from New York, NY.

Episode #27 ft. Interview with Billy Smokes

July 2nd, 2006


Majors been in the kitchen cookin up some more fire featuring four BANGIN new tracks and an interview with up and coming artist Billy Smokes comin HARD outta Flint, Michigan. The best thing to come outta Flint since MC …

Special Edition!

June 29th, 2006


Weve got a special episode with you featuring an interview with Ras of radio. Talkin about our shows, underground music, the industry and more. Make sure you check out this episode and check out …

Episode #26

June 12th, 2006


Major is back! After a little hiatus is back on track with four new BANGIN ass tracks! Check out Problem Solvas from Houston, Texas, 676 …

Episode #25 ft. Interview with Killa Klump

May 24th, 2006


An interview with Rah Muzics latest star "Killa Klump". He's raw and he just dropped a single with Styles P but dont get it twisted, he ain't hyphy. More of that news you love from your boy Phro and of course four more …

Episode #24 - Our First Roundable with Major, JMack and Phro

May 12th, 2006


The first HoodHype Hip-Hop RoundTable. Check out this episode this week as Major, Phro and JMack sit down, tip back a few and talk about all things hip-hop. Tracks from I.G.T. out of Roosevelt, NY, GIF from Harlem, NY …

Episode #23

May 8th, 2006


Sorry for the brief hiatus yall. Weve been makin moves behind the scenes. Check out four hot tracks from Reign from Brentwood, NY, Asi and Joe Young from Fort Washington, MD, Main Event out of Flint, MI, and Ghazi comin …

Episode #22 ft Interview with Prodigy of Mobb Deep

April 20th, 2006


Prodigy of Mobb Deep is in the house! Check out the interview! News with Phro and four BANGIN ass tracks for yall this week too! Brook Central from Compton, CA, Bob Kennedy out of Chi-town, The StreetKingz from …

Episode #21 ft Interview with Sean Price

April 14th, 2006


Check out an EXCLUSIVE interview with Sean Price AKA "Ruck" from the Duck Down Camp. Major touches on upcoming projects and more. Music from Demorne Warren out of Brooklyn, NY, St. John from Sacramento, CA, Tomeka …

Episode #20

April 7th, 2006


More of that hot $hit for you this week! The official re-launch of Four new hot tracks with Scholar and TrueBless from Glenn …

Episode #19

March 29th, 2006


This week check out The Threat out of Crystal Springs, MS, M.L.S. from Sacramento, CA, Ed Genesis from Kalamazoo, MI and the FIRST artists to be repeated at HoodHype, Queens, NYs own Homage And Dubbz. Make sure you …

Episode #18

March 23rd, 2006


Check it out this week as Major interviews the underground mixtape legend, Big Sty. Listen in to get Stys take on the industry, payola what hes up to …

Episode #17

March 14th, 2006


Four more bangers for yall this week. Detroit Red outta Detroit, MI, Eternal out of Los Angeles, CA, NK Tha Great from Atlanta, GA and Neph from Baltimore, MD. Dont forget to check us out in this Months SPIN Magazine …

Episode #16 ft Interview with Esham

March 3rd, 2006


This week we have an exlusive interview with Detroit Legend Esham. Artists inspired by him include, Eminem, Kid Rock, ICP and others. Check it out. Major spins that FIRE for you this week too. Check out tracks by Big …

Episode #15

February 23rd, 2006


Check out some hot tracks this week! Axual Facts from Flint, MI, Young Troop out of Indianapolis, IN, S.E.M.I. from Little Rock, AR, and Mannrock …

Episode #14 ft Interview with 50 Cent Producer Needlz

February 16th, 2006


Featured interview with the prolific NEEDLZ. Producer for tracks like 50 Cents "Piggy Bank", Young Buck's "Bang, Bang" and more. Check out hot new …

Episode #13 - Introducing Phro

February 8th, 2006


Four HOT BANGERS this week! This week featuring our new hip hop news informant Phro. Check out Homage and Dubbz straight outta NYC, The Chapter from Tallahassee, Fl, WilDelux outta Brooklyn, NY, Menoosha from Germany …

Episode #12 ft Interview with Kool DJ Red Alert

January 27th, 2006


This week, an EXCLUSIVE interview with the legendary Kool DJ Red Alert! Check out four hot new hip hop and RnB artists! Featuring artists Trilogy …

Episode #11

January 19th, 2006


Major is back! This episode we're featuring four more of the hottest from the underground with Slang Dee of Victorville, CA, Nard from Newport News, …

Episode #10 ft. Interview with GZA of WuTang Clan

January 2nd, 2006


What up 2006?! Setting off the new year with an interview with GZA of Wu-Tang Clan, two CD giveaways and your comments! As always, we have hot new unsigned artists this week which include: Big Fluid out of Chicago, …

Episode #9

December 22nd, 2005


Check out some tracks this week from Kynfolk out of Lexington, KY, Kayolaw from Lansing, MI, 21-5th out of Philly, PA and Big Floaty from Atlanta. …

Episode #8

December 15th, 2005


Check out this weeks show with a surprise giveaway! Featured artists Theory out Flint, MI, Triple Psyco of Columbus, MS, Mojoe from San Antonio, TX …

Episode #7 ft Interview with Buckshot of Boot Camp Clik

December 6th, 2005


Check out the Interview with BUCKSHOT AKA BDI of Black Moon. Your voicemail and messages Artists featuring Big Sty from Richmond VA, Facx Murda from Fayetteville, NC, Big Lou from New Jersey and Keno Valentino from …

Episode #6

November 25th, 2005


Jacka straight outta the Bay, Russell Taylor some smooth RnB flava, Savage from Dallas, and Y.B.I. out of Detroit. More hot tracks to keep your heads …

Episode #5

November 16th, 2005


730, The YNots, Mirda and Bliss. Some midwest fire for yall this week and more listener feedback.Make sure you peep and hit up the messageboards!

Episode #4

November 9th, 2005


Daundadogs, Verbal Seed, Ruby Red and Pop-N-Bullets! Check out the heat from Mississippi, Atlanta and more! Still keepin' it live for y'all! Don't …

Episode #3 ft. Interview with Daz Dillinger of Tha Dogg Pound

November 2nd, 2005


Interview this week with none other than Daz Dillinger of DPG Recordz. Fresh artists this week include Black Lagoon, Chi Boy, O.C. and Eldorado Red

Episode #2

October 18th, 2005


Check out this weeks hot joints from MyOne (pronounced: "My Own"), Big Tone, SINcere and Fallon. Listener feedback and a little more flavor this week!

Episode #1

October 10th, 2005


Welcome to This is our first episode. Check out talent from artists, Billy Smokes, Mo Blaze, Mid Mobb Section and Suga City.

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