So here’s the deal for our latest podcast. The idea for number 4 was for Matt and I to pick our favourite U.S artists then play you the lovely interview we conducted with Mr Tricksta, but you know what? The interview was so in-depth and substantial that it ended up being extra long. Now I personally love listening to nice long interviews, especially if I’m doing the gardening, but sadly there are a lot of impaitent people out there in the world. Everyone’s too busy! I need my coffee now! You are talking too slow! I have no time! Why are there so many links to click? NO TIME! NO TIME AT ALL! So, with that in mind I’ve decided that this interview will be cut into two parts, with the second installment coming out with the next podcast.
This episode we talk about our respective top 5 American artists, argue about whether Slick Rick’s track ‘Treat Her Like a Prostitute’ is misogynistic (spoiler: it is), muse over the actual value of our joint music degrees, and Matt rages about Puff Daddy.
We talk to Tricksta about how he got started as a promoter, his love and/or obsession with hip-hop, his future plans, the response to his recently release album Out Of Darkness Cometh Light, rappers making music in biscuit tins, and much more.
You can now download it for free or stream it at Archives.org. Click this link to go to the site. You can stream it on the right of the page, and download it on the left if you click the words ‘VBR Zip’. It’s just that easy.
1) Biggie Smalls – Things Done Changed
2) Tupac – Point Tha Finger
3) Del The Funky Homosapien – Why You Wanna Get Funky?
4) Dessa – Mineshaft
5) Slick Rick – Who Rotten Em?
6) Atmosphere – Always Coming Back Home To You
7) Del la Soul – D.A.I.S.Y Age
8) Aesop Rock – Hold The Cup
9) A Tribe Called Quest – Everything Is Fair
10) Immortal Technique – Parole