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Get stuck off the realness as Sumit and Chris break down the important issues in Hip Hop music, culture and politics. From high-brow deep dives to low-end theories, expect clinical analysis and subjective perspectives from these two Rap Scientists. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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A few weeks ago, we linked up to talk about the burgeoning Hip Hop triple-threat match that we all thought was about to go down with Drake, Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole. Well, a lot has happened since then. J. Cole said "Sorry, nah" and left Drake and Kendrick to it. Bwoy... it's been a mad couple of weeks. Diss records have been made, shows have bee…
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A few years ago, we discovered the music of Oklahoma emcee, Jabee. We've been locked in ever since, and it's only right we invite him to the show fresh off signing a deal with Mello Music Group. Jabee shares exclusive details about his upcoming MMG debut and gets deep into his passion for social activism, the case of Julius Jones, the harsh realiti…
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The list of legends who have passed through on the show gets even longer. This week, we're joined by the legendary A & R, Dante Ross! If you don't know who he is, check the credits. De La Soul, Queen Latifah, Brand Nubian, Leaders Of The New School, Busta Rhymes, KMD, MF DOOM, Everlast, Carlos Santana and many more. During his quick trip to London,…
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Are we on the verge of a Hip Hop civil war? We chime in on the hot debate about The Big 3 and add some perspective and inappropriate humour to the mix of bars and 'beef'. Sumit and Chris also reveal who they think will win this battle. Connect with Breaking Atoms Instagram Facebook Twitter Follow Sumit Instagram Twitter Follow Chris Instagram Twitt…
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We're bringing out all the proper crockery for this episode because we're talking to family. This week's guest is Ryan Skillit, who will release his new Love, Time & Heritage album in the next few days. We discuss the making of the new album, guest appearances, feelings of failure as a creative, relationships, and some Wrestling nostalgia. Hold tig…
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Fresh off this week's recording of DNA, Sumit and Chris kept the mics on and shared their stories of discovering Russ' music, their favourite songs and what his music means to them. There are funny memories and even an apology to Russ from Chris. What was he sorry about? Press play and find out. Subscribe to DNA here! Connect with Breaking Atoms In…
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Step into the world of DNA: The Trailblazers of Hip Hop - a deep dive into the creative gene pool of Hip Hop's new leaders. Each episode explores the artistic lineage of several present-day pioneers of Hip Hop, including Rapsody, Russ, Lady London, Coast Contra and many more surprises to come. From influences to subject matter to character traits, …
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Last week, Sumit and Chris launched a brand new mini-series called DNA: The Trailblazers of Hip Hop, where they dive into the creative gene pool of some of their favourite emcees. What inspired the series, and what can listeners expect to hear? The Rap Scientists break it down. Connect with Breaking Atoms Instagram Facebook Twitter Follow Sumit Ins…
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This week, Sumit and Chris review (kinda) the soundtrack for The Book of Clarence, directed by Jeymes Samuel. The hosts don't even know what the movie is about because it's out this coming Friday, but they love soundtracks. The duo thoroughly discusses Jay-Z and D'Angelo FINALLY collaborating for the soundtrack for a 10-minute madness. You can also…
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We're big fans of Little Brother over here - as musicians, as people... we love what Little Brother brought to the table and brings to our lives to this day. We sit down and chop it up about the Rap Portraits produced May The Lord Watch documentary that highlights the 20+ year journey of the legendary Hip Hop group. We discuss the production, the n…
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Everybody seckle! For our first episode of 2024, we head straight to Brooklyn, New York, to talk to two of the architects of the Bucktown sound. Mr. Walt and Evil Dee are coming to you directly from the house where they produced their seminal work for Black Moon, Smif-N-Wessun, Finsta Bundy, KRS-ONE and more. The Dewgarde brothers share the inspira…
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A couple of years ago, we discovered the work and sound of DK, a dope producer fresh out of Canada. He's since become a friend and supporter of the show, and it's only fitting that we pass the mic over to him so he can share more of his come-up story. DK recently dropped his Atlantic Vol. 1 compilation, entirely produced by him, with features from …
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Royal Flush is one of our favourites; our listeners know this to be true. Last month, news broke that Royal Flush had been diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer. With that said, we wanted to make our love for Royal Flush even more known and do what we could to raise awareness about his situation and what we could do to help. The family of Royal Flush are a…
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On Sunday, 10th September 2023, our very own Sumit was invited to ITCH FM by Kishmeister to talk about some things with his entire chest. Sternum included. Sumit broke down his vital contributions to The Blog Era, work on this very podcast and much more. Kishmeister and ITCH FM have been very gracious and have allowed us to share the audio with you…
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From we were knee-high, one thing we were taught in our respective communities (Black, Asian and Hip Hop) is that you have to look good. Anything less was uncivilised. Real talk, Hip Hop and Fashion are so intertwined. Don't believe us? How many trash rappers get a pass because they look the part and dress well? No questions. We have too many answe…
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On Monday 14th August 2023, we were invited to be special guests on BBC Radio 2’s Midnight Mastermind with OJ Borg. Midnight Masternind is a format where the host is asked three questions about a specialist subject and he has to research the answers live on air. Our subject was none other than Nas! Oh yeah, we got The World Is Yours played on Radio…
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We're back with another episode, and this week, we're not speaking to a Rapper, DJ or Producer. We're branching out a little and speaking with an official fashionista and fly thread connoisseur in general. Franklin Boateng, aka The King of Trainers, joins us to share his Hip Hop origin story and shares memories of spending summers in Brooklyn, gett…
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Sumit is flying solo this week and connects with the 'natural born storyteller', Grea8gawd! For those who are unfamiliar with the name, consider this your education for the day. Grea8gawd opens up about his Hip Hop origin story, joining The Fiver Percent Nation, gaining knowledge of self, signing with Roc Marciano and more! Connect with Breaking At…
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The theme for this week's episode is family. First family, to be exact. We're honoured to welcome Brooklyn's very own, Teflon, to the pod to take us down memory lane and bring us up to speed. Teflon talks us through the making of his excellent new LP, 2 Sides To Every Story, splitting production duties between DJ Premier and Jazimoto and why now is…
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We're back in our boom-bap bag of tricks, and we're joined by Amadeus 360! The MPC Jedi talks about the longevity of the boom bap sound, working with Termanology, inspiring Kool G Rap's pen. his love for UK Hip Hop, applying Star Wars philosophy to beat-making and more! Connect with Breaking Atoms Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breaktheatoms …
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In the last decade, the city of Buffalo has proven to be a hotbed of talent. Griselda obviously kicked in the door, but they also held it open. One of the brightest stars to come out of the upstate scene is Jae Skeese. We spoke to the Buffalo MC about his Hip Hop roots, meeting and being mentored by Conway The Machine, his love of the written word …
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We're fortunate enough to be part of a thriving international Hip Hop community, and this week, we're spreading the love to Eastern Europe. Phat Phillie is a Hip Hop ambassador in the truest sense and has been representing the culture in Croatia and beyond for three decades. Tap in and listen to stories of how he discovered Hip Hop in Zagreb, his t…
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There are a select few people who have been on the show twice and Vice Beats is now one of them. We caught up with the Musician, Producer and friend of the show as he gears up to release his new album, Aspects (which is dope by the way). Vice shares what it was like to produce an album during the pandemic, having to adjust to recording alone, the i…
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Bucket list alert! We FINALLY got to speak with the legendary DJ Spinna! Look, fam. People keep throwing around the word underrated all willy-nilly, but this man is a God-level producer who is before his time, of his time and ahead of his time. We chatted about his early life in Brooklyn, becoming a DJ, transitioning into production, the 90s indie …
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On Sunday 2nd April 2023, YouTube star, KSI, was featured in a video with the Sidemen where he was heard using the word, 'p***', which is a racial slur aimed at people of South Asian descent and Brown skinned people in general - particularly in the UK. KSI's use of the slur has understandably caused a great deal of hurt in the South Asian community…
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