Axe hits a jump shot into the episode with world-touring Emcee, Entrepreneur and Community Activist Bakari JB (@BakariJBMusic) to discuss his annual “Hoop-Hop” Tournament, “Vibes & Offerings”, the “Beantown Bullies”, basketball, #bars, the State of Boston Hip-Hop and building camaraderie with his fellow music community beyond music. Other topics: manufactured beef amongst Female Rappers, “Real” Hip-Hop elitism and generational differences in the Rap (and Basketball) Game.
Axe interviews DJ WhySham aka The Community DJ (@DJWhySham) who discusses her “Bring It Back Boston” event series which focuses on mental health and trauma, more!
“I don’t believe in ‘seats at the table’ when you have the power to buy the wood and build your own…”. Is Jay-Z capitalizing or KAEPitalizing on the NFL? The M2MP Crew is stuck between a ROC and a hard place regarding “Cartergate”.
As the summer comes to an end, will #WarmWomanWinters and #MaleMassageMonths become the next iteration of the #HotGirlSummer? We sure hope so. Next, these “Top 50 Rapper” lists find Axe and Sid putting on their best denim vests to analyze the latest sensation to do the #CucumberChallenge on the Internet. More!
In what should be called “The Wendy Williams Episode”, Axe takes the shotty from Sid and #OhMyGodWow exposes her Nigerian Crush insert emoji eyes here. They decide to stay on the topic of the Motherland and discuss Nigeria’s own Wale, his career and new “Folarin” single. Wale admiration naturally segue into the artists of and retention issues with MMG. The duo then ranks the 5 “Maybach Music”s in anticipation of Rick Ross’ “Port of Miami 2” album release. Sid thinks ‘ascending order’ on tracks with multiple rappers is pertinent, while Axe favors ‘descending order’. They wrap up the episode by revealing their dream features for “Maybach Music 6”.
It’s officially summer and it’s hot in the studio and in these streets! Sid can’t confirm nor deny whether she’s having a #HotGirlSummer, and Axe ponders on #CuffingSeason etiquette in warmer months. They acknowledge the Houston Rap Legend Bushwick Bill (RIP) from the Geto Boys, and one Ghetto Boy’s dream to take office, more!
In this intimate and unscripted conversation between Sid and Axe, you will hear the duo’s frustrations of being 9-5ers and Creatives, the guilt of not “jumping”, balancing their dreams and their checkbooks, having “too much” ambition, encouragement maintenance, false social media perceptions, and #AttentionCommerce.
This week, Axe and Sid Shaw return with Episode 2 to discuss “Health-Hop”, Tommy Boy Records shenanigans, ranking all of Kanye West’s albums, the only melanin on Game of Throne via its soundtrack, and the genius of Hov’s “MaNyfaCedGod” reference. Plus, if you think the U.S.S. Hip Hop is sinking, don’t call these “Coast Guards”…
Axe and Sid Shaw get together and discuss the impact of Nipsey Hussle, washed vs. seasoned emcees, best Producer/rapper pairs, the ‘TrillStatik’ LP (Bun B & Statik Selektah), the Era of the Super Producer, #GoodBuyBoston: Chelle Belle Creative, and more!