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The Crate 808 Podcast

Jun 29, 2019

The pod regulars review the highly anticipated follow-up to 2014's 'Pinata' album by MadGibbs, but with a Crate 808 twist. Diving in track-by-track, the pod asks if this album could have banged in the 90s, which GOATs from that decade could've blessed the record, as well as actually dissect what's great (and not...

Jun 26, 2019

Legendary garage DJ and BBC radio & TV presenter, DJ Spoony, sits down to talk all things 90s hip hop and garage - including his Top 5 MCs, which footballer could be a rapper, how garage links to U.K. hip hop and his favourite rap albums feat. KRS One, Big Daddy Kane & EPMD.

Jun 21, 2019

Your host, Kambi Thandi, breaks down his thoughts on the week's hip hop, including: a quick review of Benny the Butcher's 'The Plugs I Met' EP; why Pharoahe Monch has been on heavy rotation; this week's Rap Review winner; and our hottest tracks of the week:

Benny the Butcher (feat. Black Thought) - Crowns for Kings

Jun 18, 2019

Classics go head-to-head: Dr. Dre’s ‘The Chronic’ (1992) against Biggie’s ‘Ready to Die’ (1994) versus Fugees’ ‘The Score’ (1996). Host, Kambi Thandi, is joined by resident Rap Brexiteer Ray Ridge, and self-confessed hip hop head Pras Geng to debate which album gets into Crate 808 - our hallowed wall...

Jun 14, 2019

Your host, Kambi Thandi, touches on topics that have come out of the latest Crate 808 episodes, including...the everlasting flava of EPMD; the impact Denzel Curry is having on his record rotation; his deep dive into Indian hip hop; the new Crate 808 Bangers of the Week playlist. This week's hottest tracks are: