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The Crate 808 Podcast

Dec 6, 2019

This week Erick Sermon sits down with the pod for a deep dive into his incredible musical legacy, from starting EPMD to producing a ridiculous amount of talent in the 1990s and 2000s. We touched on...


✍️ How he signed Redman

👀 Muddy Waters 2 may not happen

👑 Why Pharrell calls him ‘King’

🎙 Top 5 MCs

Nov 26, 2019

This week the podcast is blessed with the presence of a living legend - DJ Premier. One of the best music producers of all time talks about his history with Travis Scott's family, his Top 5 MCs, why Nas isn't on the new album and the story behind that incredible 'Mass Appeal' sample! Oh, and also the least hip hop thing...

Nov 21, 2019

Hip hop GOAT Pharoahe Monch blesses the pod, and talks...


💥 The story behind ‘Simon Says’

🔫 Speaking to Nas about ‘I Gave You Power’

💡 How he got his name…and his first MC name

📽 Why he loves ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

🔥 Wishing he’d written Mos Def’s verse on ‘Respiration

👻 The...

Nov 7, 2019

Classics go head-to-head: Jay-Z’s ‘Reasonable Doubt’ (1996) against GZA’s ‘Liquid Swords’ (19995) versus Cypress Hill’s ’Black Sunday’ (1993). Host, Kambi Thandi, is joined by heads Simon Ward and Ray Ridge to debate which album gets into Crate 808 - our twisted hall of fame for 1990's rap.


Oct 29, 2019

This week Queens spitter, chef and TV personality Meyhem Lauren joins the show. Chatting to host, Kambi Thandi, about...


🥘 New season of ‘F*ck, That’s Delicious’

🤯 New album coming with Madlib

🔥 Favourite Mobb Deep cuts

👀 ‘Hell on Earth’: Mobb’s best album

🍟 Chip butties: yay or nay?