The Rap Report
Two lifelong fans, Knowledge and The Verbal Arteest, debate the latest hip-hop news and albums in this weekly podcast.
info_outline 15. They Trollin, Aww I Made You Look 03/22/2019
15. They Trollin, Aww I Made You Look This might be our funniest and most disagreeable episode yet! We went over Kodak Black harassing Young MA, why Jay-z and Prodigy weren't on the Ante Up remix, Jaden Smith bringing clean water to Flint, Nicki Minaj's possibly failing European tour, and Trina and Trick Daddy's recent heated words. For new music, we briefly discussed Wyclef's album, Wyclef Goes Back To School, Tierra Wack's single, Gloria, and Schoolboy Q's single, Numb Numb Juice. Then we spent a bunch of time reviewing Conway The Machine's album from December 2018, Everybody is Food 2: Eat What You Kill. Thanks for listening and continuing to support us. Please share this with your friends and enemies!
info_outline 14. Where's Dame Grease?! 03/08/2019
14. Where's Dame Grease?! On episode 14 of The Rap Report, we take a quick gross sex detour before getting down to hip-hop talk. First up is De La Soul's awful streaming music deal, then DMX's return to the studio with Swizz Beatz. Then we got into discussing Smoke Dza's EP/maxi-single, Prime Location Vol 1, and 2 Chainz' album, Rap Or Go To The League. Thanks for listening. Share it with your friends! We're on Spotify now!
info_outline 13. Tell Obama Stop Hatin' 02/22/2019
13. Tell Obama Stop Hatin' Welp, we made do with a very slow week in rap. We flamed Obama for his views on toxic masculinity in rap, and...that was it for news. Then we reviewed Czarface's new album with Ghostface Killah, and spent a TON of time gushing over Dreezy's new album, because it's fucking GOOD! Like, share, subscribe, send money, send twerk vids, cook me a steak, ya'know...show some support! Music discussed: Czarface - Czarface Meets Ghostface Dreey - Big Dreez
info_outline 12 - Ostrich Omelette for Mr. Poppington 02/15/2019
12 - Ostrich Omelette for Mr. Poppington In today's show we talk about Offset's apparent ducking of Chris Brown's fade invitation, and Dame Dash's lackluster apology to end his hate tour. Despite being disappointed, as usual, we had to discuss the Grammy's. They were surprisingly deep in some rap categories, but still made plenty of mistakes. And they managed to still offend us by cutting off Drake's acceptance speech and having J Lo do a MoTown tribute. Also, Cardi B and Offset seem to be back together. If you're surprised, you're not paying attention... For new music, we discussed: Stalley - Human Joell Ortiz, The Heatmakerz, and Fred The Godson - Gorrilla Glue Sean Price and Small Professor - 86 Witness Please review the show and share it on all of your social media. Thanks!
info_outline 11. Season 2 EP Negative 1: If It Makes You Throb... 02/10/2019
11. Season 2 EP Negative 1: If It Makes You Throb... The boys are back!! Welcome to season 2. We've got some new rap thoughts and would love for you to hear them. Up front in news, we discuss Tekashi's cooperation with his prosecutors, Desiigner calling out Kanye for abandoning him, Future not using lean anymore, the Super Bowl's extra this year, the Dungeon Family Reunion Tour, Mass Appeal's Starting Five mixtape, 21 Savage fighting deportation, and Game vs Joe Budden. In new music, we're discussing Boogie - Everything's For Sale, Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y - How Fly, and Big KRIT - TDT. Please excuse the audio hiccups as we rework out the kinks, and be sure to rate the show and share it with your friends. Thanks!
info_outline Episode Negative 9 05/29/2017
Episode Negative 9 Who can say Lil Uzi Vert is a rockstar? Why is Joe Budden so old and ornery? The fuck is Kkorn Flexxin? Why are rappers always doing too much? Why did Young M.A., Logic, and Wale all drop trash albums? Why is Jidenna's album so good but slept on? Find out in Episode Negative 9 of The Rap Report! 01:12 Reasonable Shouts Joe Gifted ft Frontstreet - Water Killa Kyleon - New Slave Spark Master Tape - Kkorn Flexxin Da Villins ft DJ Skizz and Sean Price - Indivisible Meek Mill - Left Hollywood Willie D - I Wanna Fuck Your Mama [(Album: Play Witcha Mama) ‘94] Happy Belated Mother’s Day from Vinci 09:52 Reasonable Doubts Young M.A. - Herstory Logic - Everybody Wale - SHINE 1:02:13 A Word From Our Sponsor 01:03:48 News Waka Flocka Says Lil Uzi Vert isn't hip-hop Game’s "final" project announced #doinTooMuch Happy 31st Anniversary to Run DMC Nicki Minaj's Beam Me Up Scotty project (no longer on TIDAL) find this if you think Nicki can't rap Lil Yachty vs Joe Budden aka old heads who hate new music also, Kanye's rollout for MBDTF and albums vs singles 02:04:20 Featured Album: Jidenna - The Chief
info_outline Episode Negative 8 05/07/2017
Episode Negative 8 Da Vinci and Knowledge disagree about everything hip-hop, including Dave Chappelle's funny but problematic new specials, Troy Ave's arrogant-ass shenanigans, Joe Budden and artists' disdain for criticism, and new albums from Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, and Freddie Gibbs. Find us on iTunes and Google Play, and SHARE with your friends! 00:48 Reasonable Shouts Kelis - Who's Loving You The Underachievers - Head Right Evidence - Throw It All Away DRAM - Gilligan ft A$AP Rocky and Juicy J Big Boi - Kill Jill ft Killer Mike Louis CK joint on Netflix Dave Chappelle joints on Netflix 25:38 Reasonable Doubts Troy Ave - NuPac 48:25 News Chance The Rapper's lawsuit against any/all bootleggers Kendrick outsold Drake Joe Budden’s reckless mouth 01:17:03 Featured Albums Joey Bada$$ - All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ Freddie Gibbs - You Only Live 2wice Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
info_outline Episode Negative 7 Part 2 04/30/2017
Episode Negative 7 Part 2 The ending of episode 7! Discussing the latest albums from Drake, JID, and Rick Ross. Be sure to like, share, subscribe, and leave a review, and let us know what you thought of the episode. 00:00 Drake - More Life Correction: Baka was accused of human trafficking, for allegedly forcing a woman into prostitution and taking her money (pimping?). He was convicted of assaulting the woman, and she refused to testify against him so it seems that the other charges were dropped. http://news.hiphopearly.com/drakes-bodyguardback-singer-sentenced-human-trafficking-case/ 48:36 J.I.D - The Never Story 1:11:56 Rick Ross - Rather You Than Me 1:45:07 Winner of the Week
info_outline Episode Negative 7 Part 1 04/17/2017
Episode Negative 7 Part 1 In the first portion of this episode, we get into a gang of reasonable shouts, a few doubts, and a few news stories. Tune in later this week for part 2 where we get into the new albums from Drake, JID, and Rick Ross, and be sure to share with your friends! 05:26 Reasonable Shouts Alchemist - A Rapper’s Best Friend Pete Rock & Deda - The Original Baby Pa Pete Rock & InI - Center of Attention Devin the Dude - Acoustic Levitation Oddissee - The Iceberg Badbadnotgood & Ghostface - Sour Soul Jidenna - The Chief Aaron Cohen - Queen$ Boldy James - The Art Of Rock Climbing Dave Chappelle's new comedy specials on Netflix The Rap Report Playlist 24:20 Reasonable Doubts Your Old Droog - Packs Que - Can You Dig it 2 Roc Marciano - Rosebudd’s Revenge 34:37 News Kendrick Lamar: The Heart Pt 4 Roc Nation signs Freeway Snoop will induct Tupac into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
info_outline The Rap Report Episode Negative 6, Part 2 04/07/2017
The Rap Report Episode Negative 6, Part 2 The Rap Report is finally back with Episode Negative 6, part deuce! We've got discussions of albums from J. Cole, Common, and A Tribe Called Quest. Be sure to like, share, subscribe, retweet, all that good stuff. Help us spread the good news of hip-hop! 00:00 J. Cole - 4 Your Eyez Only 49:35 A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service 1:33:23 Common - Black America Again 1:35:04 Back to the Tribe album for final thoughts 1:36:32 Black America Again...again 2:04:25 Comparing the three albums, declaring Common the Winner of the Week 2:22:05 Upcoming albums
info_outline The Rap Report Episode Negative 6, Part 1 02/03/2017
The Rap Report Episode Negative 6, Part 1 The employees of the year yeah we're back to work. We took time off, while other casts got jerked. This ep was recorded back in December, and we spent so much time on on the news and albums that the recording is split into two parts. Expect part 2 very soon! Hit those like, share, and subscribe buttons! Reasonable Shout 01:06 Westworld; also the resurgence(?) of Black art 07:30 Crown - Rapsody 23:44 Smoke Dza & Pete Rock - Don't Smoke Rock 30:28 Childish Gambino - Awaken, My Love! News 47:40 Kanye meets Trump, Black people trying to legitimize him and other racists 01:04:48 21 Savage vs Tyga 01:11:57 Jay-Z vs Phil Jackson 01:16:19 More tribe music possibly?
info_outline The Rap Report Episode Negative 5 12/08/2016
The Rap Report Episode Negative 5 ...shit happened. Schedules shmedules. Anyway thanks for listening, be back soon. If you loved it, share it. Reasonable Shout/Doubt 01:57 Jidenna - Long Live The Chief 07:15 Eminem - Campaign Speech 12:36 Sho Baraka - The Narrative 14:03 Common - Black America Again 17:02 Kxng Crooked - Good vs Evil 18:10 D.R.A.M. - Big Daddy DRAM 20:56 Gucci Mane - Woptober 24:06 21 Savage - Savage Mode, also Drake - Sneakin ft 21 Savage 32:12 A Tribe Called Quest - Conrad Tokyo 40:16 Pryhme - Deluxe Edition 43:52 Solange - A Seat at the Table News 48:43 The Election 01:03:28 All Lives Matter Weezy The Albums 01:11:17 Mr. Lif - The Life and Death of Scenery 01:24:34 The Game - 1992 01:39:40 Joe Budden - Rage & The Machine 02:12:58 Winner of the week: Joe Budden 02:13:30 Recent/upcoming releases
info_outline The Rap Report Episode Negative 4 10/25/2016
The Rap Report Episode Negative 4 Reasonable Shout 01:44 Atlanta 11:39 Game - 1992, Jake One - Prayer Hands, Joe Budden - Rage & The Machine, Lord Finesse - The SP1200 Project, Easy Mo Bee - ...And You Don't Stop!, Sm^th - Last Straw featuring Capital Steez News 23:05 Kevin Hart as Chocolate Droppa - What Now? 29:08 Jay-Z vs Kanye 43:45 Word From Our Sponsor The Albums 45:18 Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition 01:05:46 Apollo Brown & Skyzoo - The Easy Truth 01:16:46 Dave East - Kairi Chanel 01:30:15 Winner of the Week: Dave East 01:30:50 We fall into talking about how old rappers sound on Kairi Chanel, Beanie Sigel's interview refrain that hip-hop is Haram. 01:42:17 Upcoming/recent albums
info_outline The Rap Report Episode Negative 3 09/24/2016
The Rap Report Episode Negative 3 Good Lord this episode was a bitch to make! Hit the player below for discussions of new music from Vince Staples, Mac Miller, and Chinx, the beef between The Game and Meek Mills, Kanye vs Kid Cudi, and more! For those who like to subscribe, we're on Google Play, and iTunes is oming as soon as they approve the feed. If you're feeling the show, please share it with your friends! 00:00:00 Intro 00:02:05 Reasonable Shout - Atlanta 00:04:35 The Fabolous mixtape that Knowledge didn't listen to 00:07:10 TI - Warzone 00:24:20 DJ Khaled - Nas Album Done video 00:33:07 Kanye vs Kid Cudi 00:42:10 The Game and Meek Mills are beefing over Dancehall Jadakiss 01:00:59 French Montana and ... Iggy Azalea??? 01:03:45 Tyga makes ok music sometimes??? 01:07:25 Words from our sponsor???? 01:10:22 Vince Staples - Prima Donna 01:37:35 Chinx - Legends Never Die 01:52:42 Mac Miller - The Divine Feminine 02:25:22 Winner of the Week and next week's new music
info_outline The Rap Report Episode Negative 2 09/15/2016
The Rap Report Episode Negative 2 Play this shit in the hood one time lil bitch I'm back and poppin! Your favorite hip-hop critics are back! Posting a day late but it's all good! In today's episode: 00:00 Intro shenanigans Maybe one day we'll start getting these out on time 02:00 Da Vinci's issues with Vince Staples' Summer 06 The point that I was trying to make here is that everyone's definition of what makes a great emcee is different. There's no such thing as absolute wrong or right here. So we can talk all day about what we as fans want from an artist, but at the end of the day, our opinion matters way less than his/hers. Artists should strive for their own visions of greatness, not mine or anyone else's. 00:23:25 We finally name the albums up for discussion 00:25:45 Scarface's memoir, Diary of a Madman To be clear, this is a good book. But it could be so much better! 00:32:22 Netflix' series, The Get Down 00:38:53 FX' new series, Atlanta 00:50:36 Kiss The Mack, the possible Beanie Sigel and Jadakiss album 00:57:40 Lil Wayne's supposed retirement 01:06:10 Ras Kass - Intellectual Property: SOI2 01:29:30 Isaiah Rashad - The Sun's Tirade 02:02:30 Young Thug - Jeffrey 02:37:12 Winner of the week: Isaiah Rashad 02:40:00 If hip-hop is a drug, when did you last get high? 02:43:42 Next week's new music We're on Google Play, next stop is iTunes. If you want to see us on another service, let me know. Thanks for listening!
info_outline The Rap Report Episode -1 09/10/2016
The Rap Report Episode -1 Welcome to The Rap Report! We finally did it! Knowledge and The Verbal Arteest made a podcast! In this episode we discuss: Sadat X - Agua DJ Khaled - Major Key Schoolboy Q - Blank Face Sorry the audio quality is crap, we're working on that! That's why this is episode negative one, and why there seems to be two intros*. Expect another episode very soon! *We've been talking about doing this for ages and now we've finally made it happen. But, it turns out that podcasting isn't the easiest task in the world. So there's a whole ~45 minute segment that we decided to cut from between the two intros. It wasn't the worst audio ever, but there was too much dead air for us to not even be talking about the selected albums. These negative episode numbers will continue for a little while until we get better.