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Conversations with Indie Hip Hop and Soul's Best Artists about their thoughtful lyrics and creative approach to their most recent music. Episodes are mostly conducted by Master Hip Hop Interviewer “Cril” with a new show airing every Friday!
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Out Da Box TalksNov 27, 2020

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Episode 107 (MidaZ The BEAST Interview)

Episode 107 (MidaZ The BEAST Interview)

In this Out Da Box Talks Episode 107 (the final Episode of Season 4) Host Cril talks with talented Orlando Emcee "MidaZ The BEAST" about his latest two part project entitled "8487", the production by "Delle Digga", his smooth rhyme flow, delivery and clever lyrics.  We talk about what inspired him and Delle to come together for these 2 EPs, the roles they both played in the formation of the projects, MidaZ also speaks on a variety of the actual tracks on both projects "87" an "84", as well as the meaning behind specific lines on some of the tracks, his role and experience partaking on the "Live from The Blue Note" single/video with Artists Niko IS, Talib Kweli, Wordsworth, Punchline etc.  He also talks about what he has in store next musically, how he would like his music legacy to be viewed looking back and more.  Take a listen to the High Quality Audio of this interview at the Out Da Box Talks Audio Podcast.  Enjoy!   

Note from Cril of Out Da Box Media:  

It has been a pleasure going strong with Out Da Box Talks for the last couple of years and I'm glad that I could at least give you all a few new episodes this year but I honestly have to take a break, as my schedule has changed and other important things have taken priority for me, so I apologize for closing the Podcast Season so soon.  I have no current update on when Episodes will return but in the meantime please stay connected on my blogsite/ website www.outdaboxmedia.com for daily updates on the Best New "Creative and Conscious" Hip Hop, as well as New Quality Soul Music, I will still be occasionally doing Music Reviews on my other Youtube Channel: Out Da Box Media, and occasionally we may still have our Hip Hop panel discussion on Out Da Box TV and even some New and Live Music Mix Shows to come and more.  To stay updated with these events and all things related to Out Da Box, please feel free to subscribe on our website at the subscribe tab to be put on our Out Da Box Media Emailing List.  Thanks so much for your support and encouragement to Out Da Box! 

MidaZ The BEAST - 8487 EPs 

https://midazthebeast.bandcamp.com/album/84 

https://midazthebeast.bandcamp.com/album/87 

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May 21, 202202:24:26
Episode 106 (maticulous Interview)

Episode 106 (maticulous Interview)

In this Out Da Box Talks Episode 106, Host Cril talks with Producer "maticulous" about his inspirations to become a producer, his early methods of making beats to how he has grown in his approach and perspective as a beatsmith, his preference of producing for Emcees over doing Beat Tapes, what inspired his latest "no caps" album, how he's gotten Emcees to collaborate with him on his compilation projects as well as his unique approach to pairing featured guests.  He also speaks on  his favorite tracks to create on "no caps" and how he came to collaborate with Justo The MC for 2 projects, along with how their chemistry has developed and more. Check out the full Video Interview now on our youtube channel: Out Da Box TV at link below and the High Quality Audio of episode on Out Da Box Talks via Anchor, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Overcast etc.

maticulous - no caps Album

https://maticulous21.bandcamp.com/album/no-caps

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May 13, 202257:23
No New Out Da Box Talks Episode Today (On YouTube Tomorrow)
May 06, 202202:20
Episode 105 (T-Nyce & Jorai Interview)

Episode 105 (T-Nyce & Jorai Interview)

In this Out Da Box Talks Episode 105, Host Cril talks in depth with Brooklyn native, South Carolina based Emcee "T-Nyce" and South Carolina bred and based Emcee "Jorai" about their debut Collabo Album "Supreme Talk" which came out earlier this year in the month of January.  We talk about everything from the thought provoking themes on the project, which involve topics such as using Hip Hop carefully, art imitating one's real life and not a falsehood, being very talented but not getting recognized, the gratitude and joy of family, reminiscing on past experiences with music and loss of loved ones, the impact of the legendary Phife Dawg and A Tribe Called Quest, specifically there Classic Midnight Marauders Album, the producer involvement and soulfful boom bap sound of the album, their recording process, chemistry, and relationship as friends, the South Carolina Hip Hop scene and much more.  Also watch the video of this interview on our Youtube Channel Out Da Box TV at link below. Enjoy! In this Out Da Box Talks Episode 105, Host Cril talks in depth with Brooklyn native, South Carolina based Emcee "T-Nyce" and South Carolina bred and based Emcee "Jorai" about their debut Collabo Album "Supreme Talk" which came out earlier this year in the month of January.  We talk about everything from the thought provoking themes on the project, which involve topics such as using Hip Hop carefully, art imitating one's real life and not a falsehood, being very talented but not getting recognized, the gratitude and joy of family, reminiscing on past experiences with music and loss of loved ones, the impact of the legendary P-hife Dawg and A Tribe Called Quest, specifically there Classic "Midnight Marauders Album", the producer involvement and soulfful boom bap sound of the album, their recording process, chemistry, and relationship as friends, the South Carolina Hip Hop scene and much more.  Also watch the video of this interview on our Youtube Channel Out Da Box TV at link below. Enjoy! 

T-Nyce & Jorai - Supreme Talk (Album) 

https://joraimusic.bandcamp.com/album/supreme-talk-2 

T-Nyce & Jorai Interview on Out Da Box TV 

https://youtu.be/Ue8PPe8IJH8 

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Apr 30, 202201:55:32
Episode 104 (Kyla Charter Interview) The Soul Feature

Episode 104 (Kyla Charter Interview) The Soul Feature

In this Episode 104 of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril presents a special interview, to launch our New Out Da Box Talks “SOUL FEATURE SERIES” where he hosts an Interview with a talented SOUL Singer, Vocalist, or Producer every 4th Friday of the Month. In this Epsiode Cril talks with one of his favorite New Singers, also Guitarist and Producer "Kyla Charter" about her debut New Album "Edible Flowers" which was released earlier this month exclusively on bandcamp. We talk about her early inspirations to sing, as well as her college training with developing her vocalist skills and what lead to the official release of "Edible Flowers". We also talked about the Production Team "Safe SpaceShip" who contributed exceptionally to the album and her role in the production of the project as well. Kyla gives insight into the significance of the Album Name, the depiction of the Cover Art, as well as the song titles, subject matter and lyrics on the album. She also takes the time to talk about her unique approach as a singer, often vocalizing and slow scatting through her music and even singing over her own background vocals. She talks about being inspired by moments of "Feeling" and the importance of translating that feeling into music beyond just words. Overall the interview is pretty in depth and gives listeners some wonderful insight into who Kyla is as an artist as well as an enhanced understanding and meaning behind the songs on the Album. I strongly encourage you to listen to the album prior to or immediately after this interview as it will make conversation so much more reward for you as a listener. The Album "Edible Flowers" is currently only available on bandcamp but is extremely worth the purchase in my opinion. Kyla is certainly one of my favorite new Soul Artists and I truly look forward to the wonderful music she will be putting out in the future. View link below on bandcamp to check out the album, and certainly feel encouraged to Support with a Purchase if you like what you hear. Also watch Video of this Interview on youtube on Out Da Box TV and at link below
Kyla Charter - Edible Flowers (Album)
kycharter.bandcamp.com/album/edible-flowers-2
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Apr 22, 202201:01:44
Episode 103 (Lord Kayso Interview)

Episode 103 (Lord Kayso Interview)

In this Episode 103 of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks with talented BK Emcee "Lord Kayso" about his amazing new album "MOOR CHORES" (currently available exclusively on bandcamp). As well as his early inspirations to Emcee, the Inspiration behind his Carribean Influenced Emcee Sound/ Flow, his connection to Family, Guyanese Culture and more. The interview specifically centers around the themes and subject matter expressed on the MOOR CHORES album, including the 3 main Producers involved (Chris DeCastro, Haijino, Jesse Rack$on) and how they were able to come up with such a cohesive sound for the project, the awesome sequencing on the album, including his mom's voice in the opening of the album, the glorification of street and gun talk in music and how it's destructive to the youth, his inspiration to write a song about his uncle Mark, Principles he's gained from his Dad, his favorite Guyanese Food dishes and much more. Take a listen to the full interview and feel encouraged to become a patreon member of Out Da Box Media to get access to an exclusive interview I did with Lord Kayso where he talks more about some of the topics on this project as well as some of his other music. View link below.... Be Inspired!   

Lord Kayso - MOOR CHORES (Album on Bandcamp)

https://lordkayso.bandcamp.com/album/moor-chores

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Apr 15, 202201:00:47
Episode 102 (C-Red & The Roux Interview)

Episode 102 (C-Red & The Roux Interview)

In this Episode 102 of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks with Houston Emcee "C-Red" and Texas Producer Collective "The Roux" (Kay, Jermaine, KINGMASON) about their New EP entitled "HEIR" and more. The interview begins with their introduction to pursue music, and how they all came together to create the "HEIR" EP released in February of this year. We talk about the thought provoking themes on the project, and C-Red's lyrics on topics like overcoming fear, being true to yourself, achievement, having faith in GOD, widsom gained from her parents, the values of a healthy relationship and much more. The members of the Roux speak on their rich production contribution to the HEIR EP, along with their individual live instrument contributions, the process of recording the project, the vocal features included and more. C-Red also talks about her Whitecoat Wednesdays IG reel freestyle series and how she's been able to balance a Music Career with pursuing Med School and be successful at both. At the close of the interview, Kay of "The Roux" also gives some insight into successful contribution to the legendary Phife Dawg's posthumous album "Forever" providing production for the track "2 Live Forever" featuring Posdnous of De La Soul, Little Brother and Darien Brockington. This is certainly an in depth interview that delves deep into the themes, features and production about the new EP "HEIR" but also touches on some other meaningful and impactful contributions of these artists. Enjoy! Also we will have a Bonus Exclusive segment of this interview on our Patreon Page this weekend along with 40 other exclusive interviews only available to patreon subscribers. Join the Out Da Box Mediavpatreon at link below 

C-Red & The Roux - HEIR EP  

https://colored.bandcamp.com/album/heir 

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Apr 08, 202201:32:52
Episode 101 (Es Interview)

Episode 101 (Es Interview)

Out Da Box Talks Podcast is back for Season 4!  Episode 101. This time Host Cril interviews Ontario Emcee "Es" about his new album "You Want A Piece Of Me?" on various topics of the project, including how him and Producer "Jaypal" came to work together, the significance of the album title, collaborating with super lyricist Elzhi, what keeps him motivated to keep pursuing music, satisfying his dreams but taking care of his responsibilities and priorities first, dealing peoples pronunciation of his birth name for years and much more.  This interview is also available as a high quality audio interview to listen to on anchor.fm, apple and spotify.  Just click the link below. Enjoy!   

Es - You Want A Piece of Me (Album on Bandcamp)  

https://esmuzik.bandcamp.com/album/you-want-a-piece-of-me  

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Mar 31, 202251:06
Out Da Box Talks Update!

Out Da Box Talks Update!

Out Da Box Talks Season 4 on hold but in the meantime visit www.outdaboxmedia.com for the “new music blog” where I’m posting brand new creative conscious hip hop and soul music daily and follow the Out Da Box Hip Hop Spotify Playlist
Feb 26, 202204:21
Episode 100 with Special Guests!
Dec 31, 202102:01:14
Tonight Out Da Box Talks Epsiode 100 LIVE!
Dec 28, 202102:06
Episode 99 (Funky DL Interview)

Episode 99 (Funky DL Interview)

In this Out Da Box Talks Episode 99, Host Cril talks with accomplished UK Producer/Emcee "Funky DL" about his introduction to pursuing music professionally, his most impactful music moments/releases in his career, his  experience working with the late great "Nujabes", collaborating with fellow Emcee's "Substantial" and "V Steeze", his amazing New Album "Beautiful Soul", the Album Title, Artwork, lyrics, awesome vocal features and more.  The interview is quite in depth but very insightful so take your time.  There is also an exclusive bonus interview with Funky DL which will be on our patreon page this weekend (link below).  This episode is also our final main artist interview of the year.  We will be doing a special celabratory 100th "Out Da Box Talks" Episode live on our youtube channel "Out Da Box TV" on Tuesday 12.28.2021 with some special guests, so tune in then to check out the celebratory 100th Episode. Happy Holidays and Enjoy!  Also watch the Video of this interview on Out Da Box TV youtube channel at one of the links below

Funky DL - Beautiful Soul Album

https://funkydl.bandcamp.com/album/beautiful-soul

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Dec 24, 202101:52:18
Episode 98 (SkyBlew Interview)

Episode 98 (SkyBlew Interview)

In this Out Da Box Talks Episode 98, Host Cril talks with North Carolina Emcee "SkyBlew" about his journey as an Emcee, his most impactful moments in his music career, his thought provoking and conscious approach to his music, his New Album "Keys Of Light" Produced by Navo The Maestro, the goal of creating the music to bring a light, uplifting and inspiring vibe with the lyrics and production.  He also talks about some of the different lyrics, theme and subject matter on the album.  Take a listen to the interview! Be Inspired!

SkyBlew and Navo The Maestro - Keys Of Light (Album)

https://skyblew1.bandcamp.com/album/skyblew-x-navo-the-maestro-keys-of-light

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Dec 17, 202102:08:44
Episode 97 - Defcee Interview

Episode 97 - Defcee Interview

In this Out Da Box Talks Episode 97, Host Cril talks in depth with Chicago Emcee "Defcee" about his early inspirations to Emcee, his New Album Trapdoor, its theme, Artwork, subject matter, lyrics, collaborating with Messiah Musik, putting the album out on Backwoodz Studios and more  

Defcee and Messiah Musik - Trapdoor Album 

https://defcee.bandcamp.com/album/trapdoor 

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Dec 10, 202102:04:07
Episode 96 (Philmore Greene Interview)

Episode 96 (Philmore Greene Interview)

In this Out Da Box Talks Episode 96, Host Cril talks with Chicago Emcee "Philmore Greene" about his early inspirations to pursue Emceeing, his most impactful Music moments experienced, a sum up of his previous Music Projects "Chicago: A Third World City" and "The Survival Scroll".  He also takes the time to talk at length about his newest album "Knowledge and Power" which is produced by Rashid Hadee, the reason for the album title, cover artwork, the thought provoking themes and lyrics on the album, such as the standout track "Manage Money (Black Men)", some of the album's featured artists, how the production was selected from Rashid Hadee and much more.  Rashid was not available for the main interview but managed to call in, in time for our exclusive patreon interview to share some words about his production and music on this album.  If you are not a patreon subscriber of Out Da Box Media yet, consider signing up if you'd like to hear over 30 and counting interviews only available to Out Da Box Media patreon subscribers. Patreon link below, In the meantime, certainly enjoy this main interview. Thanks!

Phimore Greene - Knowledge and Power (Album)

https://philmoregreene.bandcamp.com/album/knowledge-and-power

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Dec 03, 202101:54:48
No New Episode Today

No New Episode Today

No new #OutDaBoxTalks Episode Today, we’ll resume next Friday for Episode 96. Check out our previous episodes at www.outdaboxmedia.com. Also check out my new YouTube channel: Out Da Box Media, where I’ll be doing daily Music Reviews on Quality New Hip Hop and Soul Albums as well as singles. Enjoy the Holidays if you celebrate!
Nov 26, 202101:23
Episode 95 (MC Till of Boom Bap Review Interview)

Episode 95 (MC Till of Boom Bap Review Interview)

In this Out Da Box Talks Episode 95, Host Cril talks with MC Till of Everybody's Hip Hop & The Boom Bap Review Magazine about his early inspirations with Hip Hop as well as his history as an Emcee.  He also talks about the EHH Movement and the team's contribution to informing others about quality new Boom Bap Hip Hop through music reviews via the Boom Bap Review Magazine, as well as having Emcee, Producers, Journalists, Interviews and social media discussions about Hip Hop not only new and newsworthy today but also in recognition to classic boom bap hip hop of yesterday. The Boom Bap Review is a Physical and now digital Magazine released once a year and features well thought out reviews on  recommended Boom Bap and Independent Hip Hop Albums released from November to November.  The 2021 Boom Bap Review is scheduled to be released on Friday November 26th.  It will be available to order at the boombapreview.com.  Tune in to this interview to learn more about MC Till, Everybody's Hip Hop, and Boom Bap Review.  Enjoy!

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Nov 19, 202159:28
Episode 94 (Illingsworth Interview)

Episode 94 (Illingsworth Interview)

In this Episode 94 of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks in depth with Detroit Emcee, Producer "Illingsworth" about his inspiration for pursuing music, his thoughtful but humorously clever lyrical approach, his drive for making beats and more.  We talk about some of his music selections from his vast beat tape catalog but delve even deeper into his lyrical catalog which features some extremely clever and thoughtful rhymes.  We talk about his latest single "Around" which finds him singing over some dreamy electro soul production, his recent Emcee Project "I Didn't Think This Through (2017 Demos)" released in May of 2020, his "OLD MAN RAPS" EP released in 2019, his "You're No Fun" single released in 2018 along with the Album, his 2016 Album "I Didn't Ask For This", his "Giant Slide" EP in 2014 and even his hilarious "Dreams In San Franscico" scat jazz track released years ago on bandcamp.  I had a lot of fun doing this interview.  Illingsworth is one of the most skilled and unique Emcees I have heard in recent years.  I feel like he doesn't get as much recognition as he deserves.  His humorous but clever and thoughtful wordplay as a lyricist is something I feel is extremely special to hip hop.  His production embodies the soulful sound that Detroit Music is known for. It was indeed a pleasure chatting with this good brother.  I certainly hope you enjoy.  Also there is a bonus exclusive interview I have with Illingsworth which is available on our Out Da Box Media Patreon Page, I assure yout it's  a really fun and dope listen.  If you like this main interview, I think you'll really enjoy the bonus interview as well.  You can become a patreon by subscribing at the link below. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy and are inspired by this main interview. Thanks for rocking with Out Da Box!

Watch Video Interview with Illingsworth on Out Da Box TV (Youtube)

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Nov 13, 202101:41:35
Episode 93 (D2x Interview)
Nov 05, 202101:37:21
Episode 92 (Tall Black Guy & Ozay Moore Interview)

Episode 92 (Tall Black Guy & Ozay Moore Interview)

In this Out Da Box Talks Episode 92, Host Cril talks in depth with Detroit Producer “Tall Black Guy” and Native Seattle Emcee “Ozay Moore” about their new Album "Of Process and Progression", the significance of album's concept and title, the thought provoking subject matter, lyrics and more.  TBG and Ozay start the interview off by giving insight to some of their most impactful music moments in their career and what has brought them to where they are in music today. Tall Black Guy talks about his patient production approach with the OPAP album, the vision he had in mind for the music, the fortunate way in how the music came together, the chemistry he shares with Ozay, his "Abstractions" Album that came out this year with fellow producer "Zo!" and more.  Ozay takes the time to touch on a number of thoughtful subjects he spits about on the album, dealing with topics related to Higher learning (College), preserving and progressing Hip Hop Culture, Gentrification, becoming a positive Leader and more. This interview runs a bit over 2 hours long but is well worth it, especially after listening to their amazing Album "Of Process and Progression".  Either way I still encourage you to take a thorough listen, I believe you will enjoy!  

Tall Black Guy & Ozay Moore - Of Process and Progression (Album)  

https://tallblackguy.bandcamp.com/album/of-process-and-progression  

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Oct 29, 202102:16:52
Episode 91 (Chima Anya Interview)

Episode 91 (Chima Anya Interview)

In this Out Da Box Talks Episode 91, Host Cril talks with UK Emcee and Dr. "Chima Anya" about his inspirations to pursue music, his over a decade of achievements as an artist and love for rhyming.  He talks about his experience collaborating with Producer "SoulChef" who produced his "No Pressure" album in 2019 and also fully produced his latest Album "Modern Fairytale" which was initially released in May of this year but became available on digital streaming platforms earlier this month.  Chima talks in depth about "Modern Fairytale", a concept album which in its description, addresses the age old fairy tale stories of outdated morals and monsters but examines what these morals and monsters look like in 2021 and beyond.  He also talks about his love for hip hop and staying motivated to pursue music, he talks about his ability to balance being a Doctor, keeping the integrity and commitment in his profession and maintain self care.  Chima really takes the time to delve into the many thought provoking subjects on the Modern Fairytale album as they relate to todays world and shares insight on what's next to come musically in his career.  This is an in depth but insightful interview.  Enjoy! 

Chima Anya & SoulChef - Modern Fairytale Album 

https://chimaanya.bandcamp.com/album/modern-fairytale 

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Oct 22, 202102:02:01
Episode 90 (Kid Abstrakt Interview)

Episode 90 (Kid Abstrakt Interview)

In this Out Da Box Talks Episode 90, Host Cril talks with Los Angeles Emcee "Kid Abstrakt" about his early experiences and inspirations to rhyme, collaborating with Producer "Emapea" for their successful "Jazzy Vibes" album released last year, he talks about a number of the lyrics and subject matter that the album addresses, his love for hip hop and the desire to create music that uplifts and inspires. What he values as true wealth, the appreciate and support of his family and much more.  I had a wonderful time chatting with this insightful and positive minded brother, take a listen and be inspired! 

Kid Abstrakt & Emapea - Jazzy Vibes Album 

https://emapea.bandcamp.com/album/jazzy-vibes 

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Oct 15, 202101:17:04
Episode 89 (Pink Navel Interview)
Oct 08, 202101:25:20
Episode 88 (Fatboi Sharif Interview)

Episode 88 (Fatboi Sharif Interview)

In this #OutDaBoxTalks Episode 88, Host Cril talks with New Jersey Emcee "Fatboi Sharif" about his new Album "Ghandi Loves Children" with Roper Williams, his creative approach as an Emcee and layers to his writing, uncovering the significance of the title and cover art of the GLC album, some of the themes and subject matter addressed on the album, how he and Roper came together to collaborate, his experience collaborating with skilled veteran Emcee "L.I.F.E. Long", what prompted the deluxe version of the project, his Live stage show experience and more. This interview is also available to watch on our youtube channel Out Da Box TV at the link below. 

Fatboi Sharif and Roper Williams - Ghandi Loves Children Album  

https://fatboisharif.bandcamp.com/album/gandhi-loves-children-deluxe 

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Oct 01, 202101:11:29
Episode 87 (Rita J & Neak Interview)

Episode 87 (Rita J & Neak Interview)

In this Episode 87 of #OutDaBoxTalks host Cril talks with Chicago Emcee "Rita J" and Producer/Emcee "Neak" about Rita's new Album entitled "The High Priestess", some of the lyrics, themes and thought provoking topics on the album.  Rita talks about the reason for her time away from music over the past decade, working on developing her selfcare and growing.  She also holds confident to being an emcee that true to her own authentic sound and not influenced by the hypersexual image promoted for some women in Hip Hop.  Neak talks about the production contributed to the album  his fulfilling experience working with Rita, Producer "Rasheed Hadee's" executive role on the album. Rita talks about what inspired the thoughtfully emotional track "real men cry", the significance of the track "Feminine Rising" and more.  Neak taks about his production approach to the entire album and much more.  This interview is also available to watch on our youtube channel Out Da Box TV at the link below. Enjoy!

Rita J - The High Priestess Album (Prod by Neak) 

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Sep 24, 202101:14:19
Episode 86 (Cymarshall Law Interview)

Episode 86 (Cymarshall Law Interview)

In this Episode 86 of Out Da Box Talks, host Cril talks with New Jersey Emcee and now Author "Cymarshall Law" about his brand new album and Book entitled "I Still Love H.E.R.". He talks about the process of creating the album, his motivation for coming up with the title, the journey to develop his Book and the message the book is intended to deliver. Cy also speaks on some of the subject matter and lyrics on the album including the song "4 Jersey" where he shares his love for growing up in the state, he also talks about the song "The Normal New Growing Up in the Pandemic" which reflects on a conversation with one of his son's about a youth's experience during the recent and ongoing pandemic. He talks about his collaboration with super lyrical Emcees "U.G. of Cella Dwellas" and "Grafh" on the album, his drive to continue to give his competitive best as an Emcee and much more. He also speaks on the song "Creators" where he mentions choosing being Authentic over Popularity and explains his reasoning for choosing Authentic. The interview clocks in almost 2 hours but very in depth. We also have a bonus segment of this interview exclusively on our Patreon page via link below, where he talks more about lyrics on the album and the amazing experience he had meeting and collaborating with a Very Legendary Hip Hop Emcee. Certainly feel encouraged to subscribe to our Out Da Box Media Patreon if you can. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this interview. Cymarshall Law is a talented and hard working Emcee, Author and overall dope creative. Enjoy!
Cymarshall Law - I Still Love H.E.R. Album
cymarshalllaw.bandcamp.com/album/i-still-love-h-e-r-album
Cymarshall Law - I Still Love H.E.R. Book
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Sep 17, 202101:44:13
No New Episode Today! (Resume Next Week)

No New Episode Today! (Resume Next Week)

No New Episode Today! We resume next week
Sep 10, 202100:53
Episode 85 (Bruiser Wolf Interview)

Episode 85 (Bruiser Wolf Interview)

In this Out Da Box Talks Episode 85, Detroit Emcee "Bruiser Wolf" talks starting out as an Artist, his debut album "Dope Game $tupid", the meaning behind the title, how the cover art came to be, having his own sound as an Emcee, the real inspiration behind the humor on the album and more.  He also takes the time to talk about the Bruiser Brigade movement, the instrumental input from fellow artist and BB spearhead "Danny Brown" also the input and chemistry from the album main producer contributor "Raphy".  Bruiser also gives insight about the most emotional song on the album "Momma was a dope fiend" and gives a brief glimpse into the direction of his next music to come. Check out this episode when you get a chance, may you enjoy! 

Bruiser Wolf - Dope Game Stupid Album 

https://bruiserbrigaderecords.bandcamp.com/album/dope-game-stupid 

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Sep 04, 202101:12:50
Rhinoceros Funk & Yahzeed Divine (AOR) Interview

Rhinoceros Funk & Yahzeed Divine (AOR) Interview

In this Out Da Box Talks Episode 84, Hosts Cril and A Level talk with Emcees ""Rhinoceros Funk" and "Yahzeed Divine" (Agents of Reform) about their new Album "The Agenda" available now on wrap.fm/aor. They also talk briefly about their individual journey as lyricists, also being members of trio Hip Hop group "Sophisticated Savage" and coming back together to form "Agents of Reform".  The two emcees talk about the new album "The Agenda", the message behind the project, the production contribution and the impact they would like the music to have.  They also talk about that time they met Hip Hop Pioneer "Melle Mel" and he gave them props for their music and Rhino takes the time to talk about his weekly radio show entitled "Guerrilla Grooves Radio".  His love and involvement to continue the show after amassing over 200 episodes.  You can also listen to audio podcast  of this interview at the link below.  Enjoy!

Agents of Reform - The Agenda Album

http://wrap.fm/aor

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Aug 27, 202101:04:12
Episode 83 (Tanya Morgan Interview)

Episode 83 (Tanya Morgan Interview)

In this Episode 83 of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks in depth with Emcee's "Donwill" and "Vonpea" of "Tanya Morgan" about their new Album "Don & Von", along with some of the themes, lyrics and subject matter on the album.  The duo speak on getting to a place in their career of growing older and reflecting on the different generations of fans experienced in their 16 year career thus far. Don and Von also talk about the significance of the Album Cover Art and choosing to title the Project "Don & Von".  They give insight to some of the lyrics on the album, highlighting the thoughtful track "Fresh Lemonade" which tackles the subject related to the controversial "Karen Meme" in a poetic story form. They also talk about the production on the new album, the significance of the Lessondary crew, their current relationship with original TM member "Illyas", what likely is next for Don and Von musically and more.  Interview also available via video on our youtube channel "Out Da Box TV" link below

Tanya Morgan - Don and Von Album

https://tanyamorgan.bandcamp.com/album/don-and-von

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Aug 21, 202102:00:10
Episode 82 (Abstract Mindstate Interview on Kanye West Produced Album)

Episode 82 (Abstract Mindstate Interview on Kanye West Produced Album)

In this Out Da Box Talks Episode 82, Host Cril talks with the 1st Ever Female/Male HIP HOP Duo, also from Chicago known as "ABSTRACT MINDSTATE", their Brand New Album  Produced entirely by the Legendary "KANYE WEST" and more.  The "AM" duo comprised of Emcee's "E.P. Da Hellcat" and "Olskool Ice-Gre" give awesome insight into how their New Inspirational and Uplifting Album "Dreams Still Inspire" came about, after 15 years of disbanding as a group and returning to pursue Music recently.  Ice-Gre speaks about receiving a surprise call from Kanye West early one morning with passionate interest to sign and fully produce their next album. E.P. and Ice-Gre speak on their early journey with hip hop and the experience of coming back together to pursue music under Kanye's latest Imprint "YZY SND" (Yeezy Sound).  They talk about maintaining their respect and friendship throughout the years, and history as friends with Kanye prior to his music notoriety as well as his vision for the group's inspiring message with this album.  The interview goes in depth to talk about the subject matter, themes, and some of the thought provoking lyrics on the album and much more.  "Dreams Still Inspire" is the 1st Album Release on Kanye West's New "YZY SND" Imprint and it delivers so eloquently.  The beats are very reminiscent of "College Dropout Album" Kanye, and fit the vintage Soulful Boom Bap Chicago sound.  The album was released last friday and is such a breath of fresh air for Hip Hop.  Everything from the beats, the uplifting lyrics and overall soulful sound make this album a dope project to highlight in 2021.  Definitely go take a listen and support when you get a chance. Watch Video of Interview on Youtube at Channel "Out Da Box TV" at link below.  I certainly hope you are inspired by this insightful interview

Abstract Mindstate - Dreams Still Inspire Album

https://music.apple.com/us/album/dreams-still-inspire/1575914436

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Aug 13, 202101:51:12
No Episode today but Tomorrow!

No Episode today but Tomorrow!

No New Episode Today but tomorrow at 9:30pm est LIVE on our Out Da Box TV YouTube Channel, Cril, A-Level, Bro Funk Doc and J Red will be reviewing the new Nas Album King’s Disease 2 and we’ll also talk about the Dipset Verzuz the Lox. Tune in on YouTube if you can
Aug 06, 202101:49
Episode 81 (MRK SX Interview)

Episode 81 (MRK SX Interview)

In this Episode 81 of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks with Detroit, Michigan Emcee "MRK SX" about his inspiration to Emcee and his history starting out as a producer.  He also talks in depth about his 2 amazing new albums "The Rise of SX Heisenberg" and "NRMLZ GRWTH" both produced by "Clint Taylor", including the themes, subject matter and some of the lyrics on both projects.  The conversation speaks on everything from collaborating with Emcee "Speech" of the legendary hip hop group "Arrested Development" , to the idea and reality of MRK creating Hip Hop in his 40's, to topics like Believing in yourself, Being about your Business, turning negative situations into positive or progressive outcomes, living a healthier lifestyle, overcoming Ego and more.  The interview runs a little over 2 Hours but I believe well worth the watch and listen.  Hope you are inspired!

MRK SX - The Rise of SX Heisenberg Album, NRMLZ GRWTH Album

https://mrksx.bandcamp.com/album/the-rise-of-sx-heisenberg

https://mrksx.bandcamp.com/album/nrmlz-grwth

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Jul 30, 202102:10:30
Episode 80 (Brandon Isaac & Free Mind Interview)

Episode 80 (Brandon Isaac & Free Mind Interview)

In this Out Da Box Talks Episode 80, Host Cril talks in depth with native Cincinnati Emcee "Brandon Isaac" and Los Angeles Producer "Free Mind" about how they came together to collaborate, as well as their upcoming music and project under the group name "The North Star", and being inspired by Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey's classic "Black Star" album.  They also talk about their previous music (separate from each other), as well as their individual approaches to creating music.  Brandon takes the time to talk about his recent "Sketches Of Healing" project, which is a series of vocal EPs from Vol. 1 through 3 released between last year and this year, culminating as a project now available on streaming platforms as a 10 song album known as "Sketches of Healing 2020". He talks about the album title, as well as some of the lyrics and rhyme approach to the "Sketches of Healing" series/project.  Free Mind gives good insight into what inspires his richly soulful boom bap production, the production format he uses to make beats, how he's able to get his drums to sound so crispy and much more.  The interview gives a good glimpse into the amazing talent that these two brothers have to offer and their dedication to quality hip hop.  I certainly hope you are inspired!!

Brandon Isaac - Sketches of Healing Bandcamp

https://thesketchesofhealing.com

Free Mind Bandcamp

https://freemindsoul7.bandcamp.com

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Jul 23, 202101:11:48
Episode 79 (Raw Poetic & Damu The Fudgemunk Interview)

Episode 79 (Raw Poetic & Damu The Fudgemunk Interview)

In this Episode 79 of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks with Emcee "Raw Poetic" and Producer, Multi Instrumentalist "Damu The Fudgemunk" about their collabo Album from last year entitled "Moment Of Change", their latest EP "BIG tiny Planet" as well as last year's "Ocean Bridges" Album which with Legendary Jazz Musician, Saxaphonist "Archie Shepp" and more.  This interview is certainly in depth, and goes into Raw Poetic and Damu The Fudgemunk's unique approach to their music, the themes, lyrics, and product approach for 2 of their recent projects "BIG tiny Planet" and "Moment Of Change". Enjoy

Raw Poetic featuring Damu The Fudgemunk - BIG tiny Planet EP

https://rawpoetic.bandcamp.com/album/big-tiny-planet

Raw Poetic and Damu The Fudgemunk - Moment of Change Album

https://rawpoetic.bandcamp.com/album/moment-of-change

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Jul 16, 202101:38:57
Episode 78 (The Good People interview)
Jul 09, 202101:26:43
Episode 77 (John Robinson Interview)

Episode 77 (John Robinson Interview)

In this Out Da Box Talks Episode 77, Host Cril talks with Emcee "John Robinson" about his New Album "King JR" produced by Blu, including the the concept of the project, the album art, Blu's involvement as far as the production, as well as the lyrics and subject matter on the album.  JR also takes the time to talk about some of the collaborations he's had with fellow Emcee "Eloh Kush" and Vocalist "Tiffany Paige" releasing individual collaboration projects with both artist and his relationship with them musically.  He also takes time to talk about his most recent EP that was released last year named "The LvL Up", some of the songs and lyrics on the project and more.  It was a pleasure buildin' with JR for this interview. Watch the video of interview on our youtube channel "Out Da Box TV".  Just search for "Out Da Box Talks" or go to www.outdaboxmedia.com. Check out the other Out Da Box related website links below

John Robinson - King JR Album

https://johnrobinson.bandcamp.com/album/king-jr

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Jul 02, 202101:37:15
Episode 76 (Ras Kass, Killah Priest, Kurupt of HRSMN Interview)

Episode 76 (Ras Kass, Killah Priest, Kurupt of HRSMN Interview)

In this Episode 76 of Out Da Box Talks, Hosts Cril and A Level talk with 3/4 of the Hip Hop Supergroup "HRSMN" (Ras Kass, Killah Priest and Kurupt) about their New Album "The Last Ride" which they also share with fellow Emcee "Canibus".  We talk about the concept behind the album, the Characters of the music story, the Cover Art, theme and lyrics.  HRSMN also talk about their thoughts about Hip Hop today as part of the streaming era of music and more 

HRSMN - The Last Ride (Album) 

https://fbdistribution.bandcamp.com/album/the-last-ride 

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Jun 25, 202101:18:42
Episode 75 (Skyzoo Interview)

Episode 75 (Skyzoo Interview)

In this Out Da Box Talks Episode 75, Host Cril talks in depth with BK Emcee "Skyzoo" about his Amazing New Album "All The Brilliant Things", the inspiration for the Project, its concept and significance of the Cover Art.  He also talks in depth about a number of the music on the album, including certain lyrics, the prevalent theme of "Gentrification" addressing the cause, effects and outcomes of this housing and economic issue. We even talk about the amazing production on the album and how Sky was able to make the Album sound so cohesive with different producers.  Also, we took some time to converse about his Successful "Milestones" EP which he released last year, which was my Favorite EP of 2020 and addresses "Fatherhood" from a positive perspective so expressively.  For those who are fans of Skyzoo and are particularly happy with these 2 recent projects, I think you will certainly appreciate this episode.  If you are knew to Skyzoo, this interview will likely help to enhance your experience with his New Album as well as last year's Milestones EP.  Be Inspired!

Skyzoo - All The Brilliant Things Album

https://mmg-skyzoo.bandcamp.com/album/all-the-brilliant-things

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Jun 18, 202101:21:50
Episode 74 (Substantial Interview)

Episode 74 (Substantial Interview)

In this Episode 74 of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks in depth with Emcee/Producer and now Author "Substantial" about his new Children's Book "She Sees" inspired by his song "In My Daughters' Eyes" and his Album "A Soundtrack For Fatherhood" which you get with the digital book as well.  We also talk about his music and career achievements since our interview last year in August, including his "Winter Breaks 2" project with Marcus D by the group name "Bop Alloy" and more.  The interview is very in-depth and delves deeply into Substantial and his wife's inspiration for creating the children's book "She See's", the illustration/artwork, uplifting messages in the book and more.  Link to the book on Substantial's bandcamp page is below, feel encouraged to support the empowering and great work this brother is doing.  Also the Book makes a great Father's Day Gift for those looking for some ideas.  Enjoy and Be Inspired! Video of Interview on youtube at link below

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Jun 11, 202102:20:44
Episode 73 (Edo.G & Insight Innovates Interview)

Episode 73 (Edo.G & Insight Innovates Interview)

In this Out Da Box Talks Episode 73, Host Cril talks with Legendary Boston Emcee "Edo.G" and Producer/Emcee "Insight Innovates" about their new Self Titled Album, coming together to collaborate, the uplifting and inspirational approach to the lyrics and overall message of the album, the way the production was crafted and more.  Also, in the interview "Edo.G" gives insight to how he's been able to adapt and continue to grow as an artist from the late 80's all the way till today.  He also takes the time to speak on his famous and responsible Hip Hop record with his former group "The Bulldogs" entitled "Be A Father To Your Child" and the positive impact the song has made throughout the years.  This was a very insightful interview.  Feel encouraged to check out the youtube video of the interview at link below

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Jun 04, 202101:21:59
Episode 72 (Eloh Kush & Ras Beats Interview)

Episode 72 (Eloh Kush & Ras Beats Interview)

In this Out Da Box Talks Episode 72 of Out Da Box Talks, host Cril talks with Emcee "Eloh Kush" and Producer "Ras Beats" about how they came together to collaborate, their dope new project "The Law Of Least Effort", the inspiration for the album, the production approach, also some of the lyrics, subject matter and themes expressed on the album.  The interview gives good insight into the two artists creative approach to their music, but also focuses primarily on The Law Of Least Effort project, so definitely feel encouraged to go check out the album either before or after this interview to get an even more enhanced appreciation for the interview. Enjoy!

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May 28, 202101:22:10
Episode 71 (Asun Eastwood Interview)

Episode 71 (Asun Eastwood Interview)

In this Episode 71 of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks with Belize Native, Toronto Emcee "Asun Eastwood" about his journey to start a Hip Hop career, being engrained and influenced by the culture of his native land Belize, developing as an artist in the Toronto Hip Hop scene, his brand New Album entitled "The S.O.U.L." with Producer "Finn", some of the lyrics on the album as well as his 2 other projects released this year "98 Miles" with M.A.V. and Sibbs Roc, "Prophecy Is My Present" and more from his catalog.  Asun also talks about how he's been able to be develop and maintain success as an artist, putting out consistent but quality music and benefiting from Vinyl sales with some of his projects.  This is certainly an insightful interview with the good brother Asun.  Feel encouraged to check out any of his music from his already vast catalog and look for more dope projects to come from him.  Be Inspired!

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May 21, 202102:06:42
Episode 70 (Mega Ran and Noveliss Interview)

Episode 70 (Mega Ran and Noveliss Interview)

In this Episode 70 of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks with Emcee's "Mega Ran" and "Noveliss" about their history as artists as well as their solo accomplishments throughout the years. They also talk in depth about their New Collabo Album "Maverick Hunters" which follows the theme of the Mega Man Video Game series.  We talk about the subject matter, and some of the lyrics on each track on the album.  The two Emcees also talk about their success and the relatability with bringing their love for Video Games and Anime into the world of Hip Hop.  They also speak about the producers involved in the Maverick Hunters album, what else they have instore for this project and more.  This is definitely an in depth interview which takes the listener/viewer full into the world of the Maverick Hunters Album, but also gives a good understanding of who Mega Ran and Noveliss are as Emcees with regards to their journey, as artists who have both been making a strong name for themselves in the Underground Hip Hop scene for years now.  It was definitely a pleasure to build with them for this show.  I hope you enjoy and are inspired!

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May 14, 202101:54:22
Episode 69 (Sage Poet Interview)

Episode 69 (Sage Poet Interview)

In this Episode 69 of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks with Malawi, Africa Emcee/Producer  "Sage Poet" about his inspiration to pursue Emceeing growing up in Malawi Africa, his music career and more.  He gives a brief glimpse of his Album catalogue from 2018 to Today, and talks in depth about his new amazing concept LP entitled "Parable Of The Chariot".  We talk about the themes, lyrics, concept and subject matter through out the album.  I strongly encourage you, the viewer or listener to take a listen "Parable Of The Chariot" either before or after you check out this interview if you haven't heard it yet, as this interview makes a whole lot more sense once you do so.  However, you still get an opportunity to learn about "Sage's" brilliance as an Emcee, and his ability to create such clever and thought provoking music, that gives poetic insight into specific events of history and enables the listener to visualize the music in a cinematic way. 

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May 07, 202101:18:50
Episode 68 (Amari Mar Interview)

Episode 68 (Amari Mar Interview)

In this Episode 68 of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks with BK Emcee "Amari Mar" about his new thought provoking and uplifting Hip Hop album "Grand Rising".  After about 7 or 8 years since the release of his last full length project, Amari comes through with a well produced and carefully thought out Hip Hop Album.  We talk about a number of the inspirational themes on the album, ranging from speaking on elevating subjects like financial literacy, wellness practices like meditation and yoga, choosing to eat healthy and plant based, the inspiration for the Album title and much more.  Take a listen to this insightful and mature interview and feel encouraged to check out his lyrically positive contribution to Hip Hop entitled "Grand Rising" now on bandamp and on digital streaming platforms.

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Apr 30, 202148:52
Episode 67 (AKAI SOLO Interview)

Episode 67 (AKAI SOLO Interview)

In this Episode 67 of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks with Brooklyn NY Emcee "AKAI SOLO" about his journey to pursue Hip Hop, coming up in the new New York Underground Hip Hop Scene, the significance of the "Tase Grip Collective" and what they represent. He also talks about his Brand New "The Lightwork EP" with YL and Producer "Roper Williams", delves into some of the lyrics from his latest "Eleventh Wind Project" and "RAFT (Ride Alone Fly Together) LP".  He even gives some insight into his signature melodic flow which can be heard occasionally in his music and the inspiration that came from Artist "Kid Cuddy. The interview delves into some really thought provoking convo from AKAI, and eventually progresses to a glimpse of some of the upcoming projects he has instore for the rest of 2021.  Get to know AKAI, if you're not already familiar, and if you are, I hope that this interview enhances your experience with his music.

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Apr 23, 202101:29:47
No New Episode Today!

No New Episode Today!

Peace listeners! It’s Cril from Out Da Box Talks. Pardon the break in continuous weekly episodes. We will resume with a new Episode next Friday. But in the meantime you can check out my first Interview as a GUEST and learn about my journey with Out Da Box later tonight (Saturday Early Morning) April 17th on www.KGNU.org a Denver Community Radio Station with DJ UMO. See different times for live show depending on different time zones. Take a listen if you’re up during the time zone that fits you. Listen OnLine----> KGNU.ORG 12am-3am(MTS) 2am-5am(EST) 11pm-2am(PST)
Apr 16, 202101:45
Episode 66 (The "Moses Herman Jacobs" Album Interview)

Episode 66 (The "Moses Herman Jacobs" Album Interview)

In this Episode of Out Da Box Talks, host Cril talks with Seasoned NYC Emcees "Sir Tumes, Mikal Amin, Long Division, San Francisco Producer, DJ Prof. Brian Oblivion and Dupo Studio Designer Jacques Dupoux” about their new Concept and Character based Album entitled "Moses Herman Jacobs".  The album generally has an amazing upbeat and funky production backdrop but the lyrics are clever and dense as each emcee shines lyrically to tell different stories about their character.  The Moses Herman Jacobs Album is loosely inspired by topics like economic inequality, gentrification and confronting the idea of Home: what we've created for ourselves and what has been shaped by the socio-political forces beyond our control. However each Emcee's Character takes the listener further into their unique world and experiences beyond said topics.  Take a listen to this in-depth interview which really taps into how the project came to be as well as each Emcee and the Producer's unique contribution to the project.  View on our Youtube Channel, Out Da Box TV or via our High Quality Audio Podcast on Anchor.fm, Spotify,  Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Sticher, Overcast etc.  Also I highly encouraged you to check out The Moses Herman Jacobs Album now available on bandcamp on other Digital and Streaming Services, I believe you will enjoy the interview a whole lot more after taking a listen.  Enjoy! 

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Apr 09, 202102:11:15
Episode 65 (Armand Hammer Interview)

Episode 65 (Armand Hammer Interview)

In this Episode 65 of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks in depth with Emcees "billy woods" and "ELUCID" aka "Armand Hammer" about how they got their start in pursuing music, to meeting each other and collaborating and coming up with the name "Armand Hammer" as well. The duo also delve deep into the subjects of their Brand New Album "Haram" with Producer Extraordinaire "The Alchemist", how the collaboration came to be and his involvement as producer.  We also talk about a number of the tracks featured on the album, and woods and ELUCID share insight on some of the lyrics and themes happening on the project.  As the interview develops, Cril takes the time to also speak to the group about their successful 2020 LP "Shrines" as well as some of the lyrics and themes taking place on that project as well.  This is a very in depth interview and really hones in to the music of the "Haram Album" as well as 2020's Shrines Album.  I believe true fans of Armand Hammer will appreciate this interview and hopefully new listeners will become familiar with their vast catalogue as Armand Hammer but also as solo artists.  Special thanks to woods and ELUCID for their time spent in the interview.  May this interview bring inspiration and further understanding of the artists creative music efforts.  The interview is also available to watch on our Youtube Channel "Out Da Box TV" at this link below

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Apr 02, 202102:02:35
Episode 64 (Paul Willis Interview)

Episode 64 (Paul Willis Interview)

In this Episode 64 of Out Da Box Talks, host Cril speaks with Boston Native/now Sacramento Emcee “Paul Willis” about his New Album “Wonderland”. The inspiration and concept of the album, his journey coming up in Boston, overcoming challenges growing up with a mom who was drug addicted and an absentee father, but being raised by a loving grand mother and learning to look at his circumstances from a positive perspective. Paul also takes the time to talk about the process of recording the album, the producers who contributed the the project, the Live, Acoustic versions of the album and the Wonderland Film. He also gives some great insight about his “Hip Hop Is Fine Art Campaign” as well as his work as an organizer and consultant in Sacramento. This interview is extremely in depth as Paul has quite a lot to express about his many efforts of contributing to community upliftment and utilizing his spoken word talent and rhymes to bring about substance in his music. Even more, he goes further into his efforts in the bonus segment of the interview (only available to patreon subscribers of Out Da Box Media). I had an awesome time chatting with Bro Paul. And I hope you will enjoy the interview as well as his amazing new Album “Wonderland” which is available now

Mar 26, 202101:52:55
Episode 63 (maassai Interview)

Episode 63 (maassai Interview)

In this Episode of Out Da Box Talks, host Cril takes the time to talk with talented Brooklyn Emcee "maassai" about her inspiration and journey to begin creating music, joining up with Producer "JWords" to form the duo "H31R" (pronounced AIR) which would eventually lead to their successful "Velocity" Album released last year.  She takes the time to explain the meaning behind some of the lyrics and the themes expressed on the album as well as the creative process and chemistry developed between her and JWords.  As the interview goes on, maassai also talks about her latest solo project entitled "With The Shifts", she explains the significance of the Cover Artwork, the inspiration for the title, the producers involves and much more.  The interview clocks in around 1 hour long but is very well worth the listen. Its also is available to view via our youtube channel Out Da Box TV by clicking on the link below.  I certainly hope you are inspired! 

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Mar 19, 202101:02:30
Episode 62 (Big Stacks and Nite Tyme Interview)

Episode 62 (Big Stacks and Nite Tyme Interview)

In this Episode 62 of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks with N.C. native, Philly based Producer/Emcee "Big Stacks" and Milwaukee Emcee "Nite Tyme" about their brand New Album "The Vibe Out".  We talk about everything from how the group first met and what inspired them to do this project.  We also talk about the sound of the album resembling an organic boom bap hip hop vibe and how Big Stacks was able to put together the production for the album.  Nite Tyme also gives meaning to certain lyrics and themes on the album, ranging from one of the 1st tracks "Gina" to other songs like "Make It Happen" which shares a general message about overcoming challenges to achieve goals, as well as records like "Heavy On My Mind" which speaks on the challenges we as a community has faced thus far with regards to the pandemic as well Black peoples struggle to overcome oppression and racial injustice through out the years.   We also talk about a few other tracks on the album and the brothers take a moment to share their thoughts on the Underground Hip Hop scene today to express whether or not Hip Hop music has elevated lyrically since the original golden era.  The interview is quite an insightful one, and I certainly hope those listening will be inspired.  Big Stacks and Nite Tyme's New Album "The Vibe Out" is exactly that, an organic Boom Bap Hip Hop vibe that reflects on a wide array of topics that are everyday people relatable.  It's in no way preachy but certainly mature in sound and lyrical approach.  If you are a fan of 90's Boom Bap Hip Hop I think this project would be at least appreciated.  Check out The Vibe Out now available on digital streaming platforms and feel free to watch the full video interview on our youtube channel Out Da Box TV.  Enjoy the Episode!

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Mar 12, 202101:21:45
Episode 61 (Jay NiCE Interview)

Episode 61 (Jay NiCE Interview)

In this Episode of Out Da Box Talks, host Cril talks with Delaware Emcee "J NiCE" about his beginnings in pursuing Hip Hop music, connecting with fellow Emcee "Tha God Fahim" and The Dump Collective.  He also talks in depth about his new Album with Denmark Producer "Machacha" entitled "A Stream Of Consciousness", how him and Machacha decided to collaborate, the reason for the title of the album as well as a number of themes and topics discussed in the lyrics of the album.  We also talk about topics like consistency, discipline and staying healthy and take it a bit back to his successful 2019 Album "Supreme Black History" which highlights his Grandfather's amazing Legacy as a Painter among other topics reflective of Black History, success and overcoming challenges.  The interview is around 1 hour and 30 mins but truly insightful.  Definitely take a listen below or watch the video on our Youtube Channel: Out Da Box TV.  I certainly hope you are inspired and enjoy the video

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Mar 05, 202101:34:31
Episode 60 (Breeze Brewin Interview)

Episode 60 (Breeze Brewin Interview)

Host Cril talks with Juggaknots Emcee "Breeze Brewin" about his journey to grow as a Hip Hop Artist, coming up in the underground scene of NY with his brother and sister as part of the group "Juggaknots". He also talks about his new Album "Hindsight" which was recently released last month and why it took so long for him to finally release his solo debut.  In the interview he delves deep into the subject matter and lyrics expressed on "Hindsight" album about life experiences, being a NYC Educator, relationships with past friends and much more.  Breeze also talks about his experience working with Producer "Prince Paul" for the conceptual "Prince Among Thieves Album" and how the experience impacted his career.  Overall the interview clocked in close to around 1:30 mins and is also available to watch on our youtube channel Out Da Box TV at the link below.  Breeze's "Hindsight" LP is an outstanding release, and it really makes an impact lyrically if you take the time to listen.  Definitely a skilled Emcee who has been contributing the lyrical artform for quite some time.  Hopefully he continues to get his just due with this album and you are inspired after listening/watching this interview.

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Feb 26, 202101:29:26
Episode 59 (R.A.P. Ferreira Interview)

Episode 59 (R.A.P. Ferreira Interview)

In this special Out Da Box Talks Episode 59 (2nd Episode of Season 3) Host Cril talks in depth with Talented Emcee "R.A.P. Ferreira" about his journey to become and Emcee/ Poet, His approach as Producer "Scallops Hotel"and how he was inspired to change his Emcee Name from Milo to R.A.P. Ferreira.  We also talk in depth about his unique and amazing new Album "Bob's Son", his admiration for Legendary Poet "Bob Kaufman", the different themes, subject matter and certain lyrics on the album and we also talk about his successful Album of last year "Purple Moonlight Pages".  This was a very insightful interview that I was fortunate to have with this talented brother via our youtube channel Out Da Box TV and we were grateful to gain some great audio for our Out Da Box Talks listening audience to have as well via this podcast platform.  Please feel encouraged to check out this interview either via audio or on youtube for the full video experience.  Enjoy and Be Inspired!

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Feb 19, 202101:30:05
Throwback Interview: Torae (2016)

Throwback Interview: Torae (2016)

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Hosts Cril and Kelvin interview Brooklyn Emcee "Torae" about his 2016 Album "Entitled"

Feb 13, 202101:53:56
Throwback Interview: Cavanaugh (Open Mike Eagle & Serengeti) 2015

Throwback Interview: Cavanaugh (Open Mike Eagle & Serengeti) 2015

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Hosts Cril and Kelvin interview Hip Hop Emcee's Open Mike Eagle and Serengeti (Cavanaugh) about their 2015 Mello Music Group Album "Time and Materials".


Feb 13, 202101:21:51
Throwback Interview: Guilty Simpson

Throwback Interview: Guilty Simpson

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Original Show Description aired in 2015: In this special "Artist Spotlight" Episode, originally aired on Out Da Box Radio, Host Cril talks truly in-depth with talented Detroit Emcee "Guilty Simpson". We speak on his upbringing, support from J. Dilla, his latest Detroit's Son LP, Police Brutality, Touring, Sean Price, Stones Throw Records and much more. Check out this special interview when you get a chance. Very intriguing and in-depth!


Feb 06, 202101:35:48
Throwback Interview: KXNG CROOKED (2016)

Throwback Interview: KXNG CROOKED (2016)

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Original Show Description: West Coast Emcee "Kxng Crooked" talks growing up, gaining Knowledge, Artist Integrity, Loyalty and Success with Slaughterhouse, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar's Grammy Nomination, Paying Homage to the Pioneers, his "Statik Kxng" LP and more.

Feb 05, 202101:16:53
Throwback Interview: Flying Lotus (2014)

Throwback Interview: Flying Lotus (2014)

These throwback Episodes initially aired public but were removed as a result of the change in plans of the audio service we were using before. Now we are happy to share these insightful interviews which began the AUDIO journey of Artist Interviews with Out Da Box Radio.

Original Show Description: Out Da Box Radio is extremely happy to relaunch officially, with a brand new interview featuring L.A. based Producer “Flying Lotus”. We got a chance to chat with Lotus in-person at his recent visit to NYC. He took the time to speak with us about everything from his beginnings of pursuing music, his relationship with his Great Aunt “Alice Coltrane”, the deeper meaning behind his new LP “You’re Dead”, collaborating with other artists, the status of his collabo LP with Erykah Badu, his perspective on touring and much more. This interview was truly special to me, as it took me about 3 years to accomplish. It stands as a true testament to perseverance and recognizing that no matter what “you must never give up” on your goals and your dreams. I learned that with patience, persistence and faith, things always find a way to work out. So I celebrate this relaunch today here with you and all the fans that have supported Out Da Box Radio.. Take a listen to this in-depth interview with Flying Lotus and also please be sure to check out the special artwork I also created for this episode. Thank you all for supporting the Out Da Box Movement, there’ll be lots more great episodes to come with both Out Da Box Radio and Out Da Box TV. In the meantime, be sure to enjoy and be inspired!

Feb 05, 202139:32
Throwback Interview: Dag Savage (Exile and Johaz) 2014

Throwback Interview: Dag Savage (Exile and Johaz) 2014

These throwback Episodes initially aired public but were removed as a result of the change in plans of the audio service we were using before. Now we are happy to share these insightful interviews which began the AUDIO journey of Artist Interviews with Out Da Box Radio.

Original Show Description: Out Da Box Radio is happy to bring you our latest interview featuring California Artists’ "Exile and Johaz". Together they are better known as “Dag Savage”. The two recently released their debut collabo LP entitled “E&J” following the success of their “Dag Savage EP” and recent “Warning Mixtape". We got the chance to talk with Ex and Jo on a number of topics, beginning with their individual history and how they eventually came together to form the name Dag Savage. In light of the ir new album, Exile took some time to reflect on the success of his previous collabo LPs with Emcee’s like Blu and Fashawn, and identified the common defining moment that has made everyone of his collabo albums something special to him. Johaz later took a moment to reflect on being around during the time Blu was recording “Below The Heavens” and what it meant to witness the classic album in the making. In a turn of topics, we also got Johaz to speak in detail about the struggles of his upbringing and how overcoming the obstacles have helped him to be the man we also know as an artist today. His story definitely gets deep and can be best introduced in the Dag Savage track entitled “Old Time’s Sake”. We also got some word from Jo on future goals he would like to achieve as a growing artist. The other part of the interview gave light to Exile and the success of his record label known as "Dirty Science". He also spoke on the cutting edge/experimental Los Angeles Beat scene, giving props to Sound In Color, Low End Theory and Stones Throw as labels/movements that have helped make an impact in buildin’ the west coast indie beat making scene. I truly had a blast talkin’ with both Exile and Johaz for this very insightful interview. If you like what you hear from their music, definitely feel free to support with a purchase on itunes or at their Dirty Science website. In the meantime please do take a moment to check out our in-depth interview with Dag Savage themselves. We hope you are certainly inspired!

Feb 05, 202101:15:17
Throwback Interview: Ray West and O.C. Interview (2014)

Throwback Interview: Ray West and O.C. Interview (2014)

These throwback Episodes initially aired public but were removed as a result of the change in plans of the audio service we were using before. Now we are happy to share these insightful interviews which began the AUDIO journey of Artist Interviews with Out Da Box Radio.

Original Show Description: Out Da Box Radio is happy to bring you an enlightening interview with Veteran Producer and Emcee, Ray West and OC (of D.I.T.C.). Last month, the two artists released their debut collabo project, entitled “Ray’s Café”, a project themed around the atmosphere of a vibed out Jazz Club. We got the chance to speak to them on a number of insightful topics. The 1st, being their individual history and how their intent to do music as a career all began. They also spoke on the album’s theme and the importance of preserving Jazz and Blues music for today and future generations. In addition they talked about what naturally evolving Hip Hop should sound like in 2014 and referenced artists like Roc Marciano and Ka as artists who exemplify the New York sound in its most authentic form today. On the beat making side, Ray took a moment to speak on the subject of Analog Vs Digital production as well as his thoughts on artists who use a software approach. He states “I try not to hate on anybody’s process, as long as they’re creating music that they feel good about and they can make it sound dope, then I’m a 100 percent with it”. As the interview progressed, OC gave some insight into his earlier career in reference to his debut LP “Word Life”, and the story behind his successful “Time’s Up” Record. He further touched on the success of being a part of the D.I.T.C. crew and offered up some advice for hip-hop crews of this generation (i.e. Pro Era) to continue to flourish. In conclusion, Ray and OC spoke on their relationship with fellow D.I.T.C. emcee and friend “AG”. They also offered some insight into the reflective subject of “Rules They Would Break And Rules They Would Keep” if they had the chance to start their career all over again. This was truly an insightful interview that taught me a lot about these artists, their perspectives and their profound contributions to Hip Hop music. I feel that true fans of 90’s Golden Era Hip Hop will deeply appreciate this interview. It was a great pleasure to build with Ray and OC and I wish them much success in their future endeavors. Feel free to support their latest project entitled “Ray’s Café” out now via Red Apples 45, available on vinyl as well as itunes. In the meantime, certainly take some time to listen to our in-depth interview with the two artists. We truly hope you are inspired!

Feb 05, 202101:27:23
Episode 58 (Kev Brown & J Scienide Interview)

Episode 58 (Kev Brown & J Scienide Interview)

Out Da  Box Talks is excited to introduce our very first Artist Interview of 2021 as well as the first Episode of Season 3.  This interview features an insightful convo with Producers/Emcees "Kev Brown and J Scienide" about their new album "Stray From The Pack", how they came together to collaborate, their production approach and inspirations behind the album, some of the subject matter in their lyrics and much more.  Hope you enjoy. This interview was initially done via live video on youtube, so pardon some of the occasional choppiness in the audio, aside from that, the overall episode sounds pretty descent. You can also head over to our youtube channel at link below to watch the video.

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Jan 23, 202101:08:11
Throwback Interview: Talib Kweli (2014)

Throwback Interview: Talib Kweli (2014)

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Original Show Description: Out Da Box Radio is extremely happy to bring you our first episode of the year, featuring the talented and accomplished Brooklyn Lyricist better known as “Talib Kweli”. It has been a long time coming, in trying to connect with the brother, so it was indeed a pleasure to finally achieve the interview. Fresh off the recent release of his 6th Studio LP entitled “Gravitas”, we got a chance to talk with Kweli on a number of topics revolving around his career as well as on the current state of hip hop. He took the time to speak on his latest #Kweliclub movement (www.kweliclub.com) which has enabled fans to purchase music directly from him and provide a more intimate artist to fan connection. He also spoke in-depth about his feelings behind being labled a “conscious rapper” and explained the significance behind the title of his “Prisoneer Of Conscious” LP. As the interview progressed, Kweli took the time to clear the air on everything from Black Star, to working with Hi-Tek, as well as other producers and being recently recognized in a high manner by New York’s newly elected Mayor “Bill de Blasio”. Later on in the conversation Kweli took a moment to speak on the controversial topic of entertainers being alledgedly involved in the illuminati ,and the dangers behind that type of perception. Also,in response to the recent Grammy Award Ceremony, Kweli took the time to speak on fellow hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar and his thoughts behind Kendrick loosing out to Macklemore for Rap Album of the year. I had a great time buildin’ with Kweli for this long over due Out Da Box conversation. I want to definitely thank the good people at Javotti Media for helping to make this opportunity happen. It was indeed a pleasure to finally connect with Kweli on a journalist level, and I certainly hope others are able to enjoy the interview as well. Kweli’s latest LP enitled Gravitas is now available digitally via Kweliclub.com and is scheduled to be released physically on CD and Vinyl on February 18th. His recent “Prisoner Of Conscious” LP is currenlty available physically and digitally as well. So do feel free to support and pick up any of the music, if you like. You can also keep up with Kweli via his Twitter @TalibKweli if you’re not following him yet. In the meantime, definitely stream below and check our in-depth Out Da Box Radio interview with the man himself. We hope you are inspired!

Jan 14, 202151:53
Throwback Interview: Scud One & Denmark Vessey (2013)

Throwback Interview: Scud One & Denmark Vessey (2013)

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Original Show Description: Out Da Box Radio is happy to bring you a special interview featuring producer/emcees Denmark Vessey and Scud One. We were fortunate to speak with the two mid-west artists recently in regards to their amazingly creative concept album, entitled “Cult Classic”. A tale about a rapper turned Cult Leader who decides to go the route of Organized Religion in an effort to gain power and control over the masses. Both artists took the time to speak on their individual history as well as their respective contributions to the project. Denmark explained how the concept of the album came to be and also touched on some of the feedback he received from religious followers who happened to hear the album. Scud took a moment to break down the production approach for the project and expressed the impact that producer/label owner “Exile” had on the making of album. Denmark later took some time to speak on the inspiration for his name, as well as the potential dangers of being involved in a cult and how young people today are affected by the cult influences of their generation. Scud shared some insight into the album’s story line which was fortunately broken down into track by track liner notes thanks to the Nahright Listener Guide. Denmark concluded the interview by giving some insight into how he wanted to bring a close to the album but left open speculation for a continuation to the concept, in the form of a possible prequel. I truly had a great time speaking with both Denmark and Scud, it was indeed a pleasure to build on the subject of their latest project, which I feel is one of the most creative hip hop album’s of the year. "CultClassic" is currently available via itunes digitally and can also be found in CD and Vinyl formats via fatbeats. Denmark’s awesome prequel mixtape to the album entitled “Don’t Drink The Kool Aid” is available for free download via djhouseshoes.com. Definitely feel free to support their music with a purchase if you like what you hear. In the meantime, take a moment to listen to our insightful interview with Denmark and Scud. We hope you are inspired!

Jan 14, 202101:20:31
Throwback Interview: Yancey Boys (Frank Nitt and Illa J) 2013

Throwback Interview: Yancey Boys (Frank Nitt and Illa J) 2013

These throwback Episodes initially aired public but were removed as a result of the change in plans of the audio service we were using before.  Now we are happy to share these insightful interviews which began the AUDIO journey of Artist Interviews with Out Da Box Radio.

Original Show Description: Out Da Box Radio is happy to bring you a brand new interview with emcee’s Frank Nitt and Illa J also known as the “Yancey Boys”. The group consists of the previous mentioned emcees, alongside the late Legendary Artist “J. Dilla” as the prime Producer. We were fortunate to speak with both Frank and Illa on a number of topics which included their new album “Sunset Blvd”, as well as the influence and impact their great brother “J. Dilla” had on them. Frank Nitt also took the time to share some insight into how the collaborations came about for the album, as well as the mission him and Illa set out to accomplish with the music. He took a moment to also speak on his recent solo releases. One of them, being a collaborative project with producer extraordinaire “Madlib” and expounded on what it was like working with him. He even spoke on the similarities between Madlib and Dilla, and gave some insight into how Dilla related to Lib, being an admirer of the earlier “Lootpack” records. We also got a chance to hear both artists speak on memorable moments shared with Dilla while out in L.A. As the interview came to a close, both artists delved briefly into their future goals as well as the next step for the group and the label Delicious Vinyl. Overall, I had a great time speaking with Frank and Illa J. They had a very happy and humble vibe during the interview, which made for a successful flowing conversation. Please take the time to listen and definitely feel free to share if you like what you hear. We hope you enjoy!

Jan 14, 202101:32:24
Throwback Interview: Kev Brown (2013)

Throwback Interview: Kev Brown (2013)

These throwback Episodes initially aired public but were removed as a result of the change in plans of the audio service we were using before.  Now we are happy to share these insightful interviews which began the AUDIO journey of Artist Interviews with Out Da Box Radio. 

Original Show Description: Out Da Box Radio is happy to bring you a special interview featuring accomplished DMV Hip Hop Producer “Kev Brown”. We got the chance to speak in-depth with Kev on a number of current and encompassing topics that reflect his entire music career. He took the time to speak on his initial connection to music and how he got inspired to test the waters as a producer. He also spoke on his famous “Brown Album LP” (The Remix of Jay-Z’s Black Album) and explained the role that Peter Rosenberg (Now, Hot 97 Personality) played in influencing the project. Kev also brought us up to speed on his latest “Brazil Dedication LP” and gave some insight into what he experienced while recording in Brazil. Among other things, he spoke as well on his approach to beatmaking, his motivation for writing raps, and his hopes to work with a greater variety of names in music. He even shared some info regarding some astonishing names he’d be excited to record with, and touched briefly on his anticipated collabo work with “Busta Rhymes”. There’s so much insightful information in this interview, I strongly believe that true beatmaking fans as well as those dedicated to supporting “Kev Brown” will greatly appreciate this. Please take the time to listen to this significantly in-depth interview and definitely feel free to spread the word if you like what you hear. Much Thanks always. We truly hope you are inspired!

Jan 13, 202102:02:44
Throwback Interview: Homeboy Sandman (2013)

Throwback Interview: Homeboy Sandman (2013)

These throwback Episodes initially aired public but were removed as a result of the change in plans of the audio service we were using before.  Now we are happy to share these insightful interviews which began the AUDIO journey of Artist Interviews with Out Da Box Radio.

Original Show Description: Out Da Box Radio is happy to bring you a special interview with Queens bred Emcee “Homeboy Sandman”. We got the chance to speak with Sandman on a number of in-depth subjects, ranging from his initial passion to pursue music, his grind on the come up as an independent Emcee, as well as the benefits of signing to Stones Throw Records. He also spoke in detail about his progression and mature development as an individual, from making healthy dietary decisions, to being a more responsible artist and continuing his passionate work as a writer despite no longer penning articles for the Huffington Post. As the interview progressed, Homeboy Sandman took a moment to give some insight into more project related subjects, such as an upcoming release, compiled with all of his “Out Now” promo tracks. He also spoke on the possibilities of some point collaborating with producer Madlib, as well as his reasons for working with producers like EL RTNC (RThentic) and M. Slago. It was indeed a fulfilling pleasure to build with the brother Homeboy Sandman, he gave some great insight into some really important issues that affect us as a people today, whether it’s the GMO affected foods that we have to be skeptic of today or our generally apathetic attitude towards seeking useful information rather than access to entertainment and sensationalized media, each topic was carefully discussed. Homeboy Sandman’s latest release "All That I Hold Dear" is in stores now along with his RThentic produced “Kool Herc: Fertile Crescent EP” via Stones Throw Records. If you like what you hear, feel free to go ahead and support with a purchase. In the meantime, please take the time to listen to our amazingly thought provoking interview with the man himself and definitely feel encouraged to share and spread the word. Enjoy and Be Inspired!

Jan 12, 202101:35:06
Throwback Interview: Willie The Kid (2013)

Throwback Interview: Willie The Kid (2013)

These throwback Episodes initially aired public but were removed as a result of the change in plans of the audio service we were using before.  Now we are happy to share these insightful interviews which began the AUDIO journey of Artist Interviews with Out Da Box Radio.

Original Show Description: Out Da Box Radio is happy to bring you a special interview with Michigan Emcee “Willie The Kid”. We got the chance to speak with Willie recently on a number of of topics, including how he got his start in music and how he’s been able to achieve success coming up in the mixtape circuit (via Gangsta Grillz/ The Aphilliates). Willie also took the time to speak in-depth about his recent work with Producer, The Alchemist on The Masterpiece Theatre EP and shared his experience of recording at the Rap Camp (Alchemist’s Studio) where he was able to vibe with and witness the creative work of other skilled lyricists like Roc Marciano, Action Bronson and others. Among other things, Willie took the time to speak on the influences of his intricate rhyme style and some of the things his core fans might have in common, with regards to how they listen to his music. He also took a moment to reflect on the accolades given to him last year by the artist “Drake” in reference to his music off "The Cure 2 Mixtape", by stating his gratitude for not only the props as an Emcee, but also for the particular songs of his, which Drake chose to recognize. As the interview progressed, Willie gave some insight into his upcoming projects and further established why we can continue to expect more musical output from him. I must say, it was indeed a pleasure buildin’ with such an ambitious and talented lyricist, I was fortunate to speak with Willie on so much more insightful topics, so I highly encourage you to take the time to listen to the entire interview whenever you get a chance. Also, be sure to check for and support his latest "Aquamarine" project as well as his recent collabo EP with The Alchemist. For further info and updates on Willie feel free to check him out on twitter @theWILLIETHEKID. Thanks wholeheartedly for supporting Out Da Box. We hope you are inspired!

Jan 11, 202101:37:43
Throwback Interview: 14KT (2013)

Throwback Interview: 14KT (2013)

These throwback Episodes initially aired public but were removed as a result of the change in plans of the audio service we were using before.  Now we are happy to share these insightful interviews which began the AUDIO journey of Artist Interviews with Out Da Box Radio.

Original Show Description: Out Da Box Radio brings you our exclusive interview with Ann Arbor, Michigan Producer “14KT”. Fresh off the release of his latest LP entitled “Nickel & Dimed”, we got the chance to speak with KT for a truly in-depth interview. We spoke on a number of intriguing topics, including KT’s introduction to music, his earlier days as a member of the the Athletic Mic League (AML), the meaning behind his new album, his approach to production, the Soulful Michigan scene, and his previous work with Jay Electronica. 14KT also spoke in-depth on the topic of today’s electronic music and how to distinguish between what’s quality vs what’s wack. In conclusion, 14KT also gave us some insight into some of his upcoming projects including a collabo lp entitled “Taking L’s” with an emcee named “Ozay Moore” which he provided the production for, and a full length collabo project with Ohio vocalist "AB", as well as some additional work with AML emcee Buff 1 . There’s a whole lot more insightful conversation in this interview, so I strongly encourage you to take the time to listen whenever you get a chance. Please be encouraged to comment and spread the word about the interview if you like what you hear. Also feel free to purchase 14KT’s "Nickel & Dimed" Album via itunes or UGHH. Thanks for supporting Out Da Box. Enjoy!

Jan 11, 202101:35:26
Throwback Interview: Adrian Younge (2013)

Throwback Interview: Adrian Younge (2013)

These throwback Episodes initially aired public but were removed as a result of the change in plans of the audio service we were using before.  Now we are happy to share these insightful interviews which began the AUDIO journey of Artist Interviews with Out Da Box Radio.

Original Show Description: Out Da Box Radio is happy to bring you our latest interview featuring the accomplished music producer/composer “Adrian Younge”. I recently got the chance to chat with Adrian on a number of topics, including how he got his start in music, making the transition from sampling to live instruments, living in the digital music age and the significance of album art to music. He also took the time to speak on his original music that was recently sampled by Jay-Z for the “Magna Carta Holy Grail” Album and how Jay initially got a hold of the sample. Progressing through the interview, Adrian also took a moment to speak in-depth about his collabo album with Ghostface Killah (Twelve Reasons To Die) and his thoughts about producer Apollo Brown, although admitting he hasn’t yet been able to hear the Apollo Brown version of the album. Nearing the conclusion of the interview, Adrian also took some time to give insight into his recent work with lead singer “William Hart” of “The Delfonics”, and how the soulful collaboration came together. There's so much insightful information in this interview to keep your attention, I certainly believe you will appreciate it. I had a great pleasure building with the brother “Adrian” and I wish him all the best in his future endeavors. Please take the time to listen to our in-depth radio interview with the man himself and definitely feel free to leave a comment and spread the word if you like what you hear. Enjoy!.

Jan 08, 202158:22
Throwback Interview: Apollo Brown (2013)

Throwback Interview: Apollo Brown (2013)

These throwback Episodes initially aired public but were removed as a result of the change in plans of the audio service we were using before.  Now we are happy to share these insightful interviews which began the AUDIO journey of Artist Interviews with Out Da Box Radio.

Original Show Description: Out Da Box Radio is happy to bring you a special interview with Michigan based Mello Music Group Producer “Apollo Brown”. We were fortunate to speak with Apollo a few weeks ago to discuss specifics about his music history and recent career success. He took the time to speak in-depth about how he got his start and who some of his influences were in music. We also got a chance to reflect on some of his recent successful projects, like the “Trophies LP” with O.C., The Guilty Simpson Project (Dice Game), and this year’s collabo project with Ghostface and Ugly Heroes. Apollo also took a moment to give some insight into his studio set up and equipment range by noting his preference towards using more minimalist/vintage equipment which he feels is best suitable for his style and just as effective as any updated software or new piece of music equipment. Apollo also reflected on what it was like to produce an Alternate version of Ghostface Killah’s “TRTD” Album A.K.A (The Brown Tape) stating that he had never heard of the original version and it felt like he was recording the music backwards, by having to produce around the pre-recorded vocals. In closing, Apollo brought us up to date on his latest collabo group project with emcee’s Verbal Kent and Red Pill better known as “Ugly Heroes”. It was a great pleasure to speak with such a talented and accomplished producer of our time. With so much great music already under his belt, I can only see further progress and success on this brother’s journey. I certainly wish him the best as he continues to grow musically in the future. Definitely feel free to pick up some of his recent releases over a mellomusic when you get a chance. In the meantime be sure to check out our insightful radio interview with Apollo Brown himself. Much Thanks. Enjoy!

Jan 08, 202101:27:27
Throwback Interview: S1 (Symbolic One) 2013

Throwback Interview: S1 (Symbolic One) 2013

These throwback Episodes initially aired public but were removed as a result of the change in plans of the audio service we were using before.  Now we are happy to share these insightful interviews which began the AUDIO journey of Artist Interviews with Out Da Box Radio.

Original Show Description: This week Out Da Box Radio is happy to bring you a very special interview with Grammy Award Winning music producer “Symbolyc One” better known as “S1”. Close fans may be familiar with him as a prominent member of the texas based hip hop group “The Strange Fruit Project” but in recent years his solo career has developed enormously and he’s gained greater recognition as a music producer. Recently we got a chance to speak with S1 on a number of topics including his start with the Strange Fruit Project and his work with Erykah Badu as a fellow artist and member of the production collective The Cannabinoids. We also talked about his music relationship with “Kanye West” and how he came to produce the highly acclaimed lead single Power as well as Beyonce’s hit song Best Thing I Never Had. Among other things “S1” took the time to speak in-depth about his growth as a producer and how he’s been able to continue on the successful journey. There’s so much insightful information about S1 in this interview that whether you’re a fan or not, you’ll certainly appreciate. Please take the time to listen to our in-depth episode with Symbolyc One and definitely for free to leave a comment and spread the word if you like. Enjoy!

Jan 07, 202151:38
Throwback Interview: Rapper Big Pooh (2013)

Throwback Interview: Rapper Big Pooh (2013)

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Original Show Description: Out Da Box Radio is happy to feature accomplished North Carolina Emcee “Rapper Big Pooh” of the legendary hip hop group “Little Brother”. Pooh took the time to speak to us on a range of intriguing topics including his beginnings as an emcee, the sacrifices he made being a part of Little Brother, his personality impact on the group and more. He even cleared the record on the possibility of a future Little Brother reunion, expressing that him and 9th Wonder have began to reconcile their differences, but the group is still far from rejoining. As the interview progressed Pooh gave further details on his growth as a solo artist, his previous work with Slum Village and his outlook on being a balanced business man / artist (i.e. doing it for the love vs the money). I certainly enjoyed this conversation with Pooh. He had a humble vibe and a great sense of humility during the talk, and I wish him the best in all of his future moves. When you get a a chance, feel free to pick up his latest album entitled “Fat Boy Fresh Volume 2” which was released recently last November. In the meantime, please take the time to listen to our interview with the man himself. Enjoy and definitely feel encouraged to spread the word.

Jan 06, 202101:06:50
Throwback Interview: R.A. The Rugged Man (2013)
Jan 06, 202101:12:27
Throwback Interview: Audible Doctor (2013)
Jan 06, 202152:49
Happy New Year from Out Da Box!

Happy New Year from Out Da Box!

Happy New Year from Out Da Box! Help support Out Da Box Movement!Patreon Subscriber www.patreon.com/outdaboxmedia (Get exclusive Interview Clips and more) Get Out Da Box Media Merch (T Shirts, Sweaters, Snapback Hats etc.) outdaboxmedia.bigcartel.com/ Donate to Out Da Box Media www.paypal.com/paypalme/outdaboxmedia Visit our Website (Subscribe to our Mailing List) www.outdaboxmedia.com
Jan 03, 202106:18
Episode 57 (Brittney Carter Interview)

Episode 57 (Brittney Carter Interview)

In our final artist interview of 2020, host Cril talks with  Southside Chicago Emcee "Brittney Carter" about her debut LP "AS I AM", her motivation to start a music career, the success of her early social media freestyle videos, rhyming over soulful boom bap beats, collaborating with producer "Scud One" and vocalist "Oliv Blu", her love reading and much more.  Enjoy!

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Dec 18, 202036:06
Episode 56 (MosEL Interview)

Episode 56 (MosEL Interview)

In this episode of Out Da Box Talks, host Cril talks with Detroit Emcee/Producer "MosEL" on his early inspirations to pursue music, growing up in a musical family with "Quelle Chris" being his brother, his latest 2 Albums "Everybody Lying" and "Protect Your Peace", music creativity, overcoming fear, fatherhood love, the strength of music and much more.  Very insightful interview from a very talented artist. Take a listen.

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Dec 11, 202001:10:04
Episode 55 (Mickey Factz Interview)

Episode 55 (Mickey Factz Interview)

In this Episode 55 of Out Da Box Talks, host Cril talks with NYC Emcee "Mickey Factz" on his amazing New Album "Warped Collages", as well as the thought provoking themes and lyrics on the LP including becoming a new Father, Financial Empowerment, Creative Lyrics, Respect for Women and more.  This interview is lasts a little shorter in duration that our usual Out Da Box Talks interviews but its packed with some valuable insight about the album "Warped Collages" which will certainly be including in my top album of the year lists for 2020. Look for a youtube show from Out Da Box Talks this month expressing out Top Albums and EPs of the year soon.  In the meantime, enjoy the interview!

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Dec 04, 202029:29
Episode 54 (Hezekiah Interview)

Episode 54 (Hezekiah Interview)

In this Episode of Out Da Box Talks Host Cril talks in depth with Emcee, Producer, Singer "Hezekiah" on his vast career experiences as an artist as well as the inspiration and meaning behind his latest Album "The Universe Does Not Reward Fear".  We talk about everything from his beginnings as an artist to to his growth in the music biz, him overcoming a brain aneurysm, getting back to his career and looking at life differently.  One of the significant topics that comes up prominently on the new album is that of "Forgiveness" and the importance of it, and we delve in to this topic thoughtfully in the interview.  Hezekiah also talks about his experiences being mistaken for the famous Gospel Artist "Hezekiah Walker" and share stories about his experience with developing the Beat Society "Event Series" back in the early 2000's and the variety of artists he was able to build a successful relationship with. We talk about some of his earlier collaboration work with other artists like "Ishe, Chief Kamachi and Lady Alma", and Hez also talks about his comradare with other philly artists and the benefit it has brought to him in his music career.  He also talks about bringing his music to yoga sessions and more.  This is a very in depth interview so I hope you are able to listen through it all and gain some valuable insight on what Hezekiah represent as an Artist and Quality contribution to Music Today.

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Nov 27, 202002:02:47
Episode 53 (One Be Lo Interview)

Episode 53 (One Be Lo Interview)

In this Episode of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks in depth with Talented Michigan Emcee "One Be Lo" on his earliest experiences pursuing Hip Hop, the development of the group/movement "Binary Star", and his inspiration and experience moving to the country of Egypt.  He also talks in depth about his conceptual approach to his albums, as well as themes and lyrics expressed on his highly anticipated LP out now, entitled "B.A.B.Y. Being A Black Youth".  We even talk a bit about his recent EP "C-Section" and tap into some of the lyrics and meaning behind the project.  This interview was one of the longest interviews I've done for Out Da Box Talks but I believe it's well worth the listen, as it features a truly creative and talented Artist of our time.  Take the time to listen when you can. Enjoy!

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Nov 20, 202002:31:45
Episode 52 (Lyric Jones Interview)

Episode 52 (Lyric Jones Interview)

In this Episode of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks in depth with native Boston Emcee/Singer, Producer "Lyric Jones" about her journey and development as an artist, growing to a place of getting appreciation for her music, collaborating with Phonte of "Little Brother" as executive producer on her latest Album "Closer Than They Appear", the meaning behind the title of the project and more.  Lyric even takes time to break down a  number of lyrics displayed  on the album as well as the significance behind some of the concepts on the project.  She also takes time to speak about her 2019 project "Ga$ Money" produced by Nameless, her recent NPR Tiny Desk home performance and gives insight into reasons why black men and women sometimes have conflict in understanding and respecting each other.  The interview definitely goes in depth and has more content as it clocks in about almost 2 hours.  I certainly hope that this listen is an insightful one.  Enjoy!

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Nov 13, 202001:40:60
Episode 51 (Uptown XO Interview)

Episode 51 (Uptown XO Interview)

Host Cril talks with Washington D.C. Emcee "Uptown XO" on his early journey rap, growing and developing as an artist in D.C., collaborating with Oddisse and yU to form the Hip Hop group "Diamond District", his 2 new projects "Culture Over Corporate 1 and 2", the significance of the title and more. Enjoy

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Nov 06, 202001:11:19
Episode 50 (Host Cril Talks!)

Episode 50 (Host Cril Talks!)

In this Episode 50 of Out Da Box Talks, host Cril decided to do a LIVE show without the usual artist interview to Celebrate the 50th Episode, give updates on Out Da Box Talks, and share Hip Hop News.  The show originally aired LIVE on Mixcloud on Wednesday October 28th and included music which can be heard over at our mixcloud page  this weekend.  But over here you can check the main Talk audio from host Cril with a guest phone call from Co Host A-Level near the end of the show.  We talk about Emcee "Rapsody's" recent Lyricist of The Year Award from BET, Dope Hip Hop Albums and EPs recently released, Raekwon The Chef's Upcoming Memoir, Purple Tape 3, his upcoming Documentary, Common's New LP and more.  Enjoy and feel encouraged to support our Out Da Box Movement by hitting up any of the links below. 

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Oct 30, 202058:54
Episode 49 (ILLOGIC Interview)

Episode 49 (ILLOGIC Interview)

In this Episode of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks in depth with Emcee/ Producer “ILLOGIC” about his inspirations to rap and also produce, he talks about his experimental approach to music, the purpose of the successful “Super Duty Tough Work Podcast” he shares with fellow Emcee “Blueprint”, how he defines success as it relates to the podcast, his recent "Cosmogramma Interpretations EP" and the inspiration for the project.  For the remainder of the interview, ILLOGIC takes the time to delve deep into the sounds, the themes and some of the lyrics on his latest Solo Album entitled “Autopilot”. He talks about his hands on approach to the LP, his first album where the rapping , producing, mixing and even photography is all done by him. He explains why he chose to title the project "Autopilot" and uncovers the meaning behind some of the intriguing lyrics on the album. This interview was a special one! I approached the questions with the intention of learning as much as I could about the Autopilot LP to get a better understanding of ILLOGIC's creative approach with the project.  I certainly hope you enjoy and if you listen to the album, it enhances your experience! ILLOGIC's "Autopilot" is currently available on his bandcamp page and will be coming to streaming services soon.

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Oct 23, 202001:14:51
Episode 48 (Napoleon Da Legend Interview)

Episode 48 (Napoleon Da Legend Interview)

In this Episode 48 Of Out Da Box Talks, host Cril talks with Native D.C. Emcee "Napoleon Da Legend" on his inspirations to Emcee and have a career in Hip Hop, he also talks about his upbringing and how it has influenced his perspective and thought provoking rhymes, how he got the name Napoleon, maintaining consistency as an artist and eventually getting to a place where one can enjoy the fruits of their labor.  He also talks about the themes and inspirations for his recent "Street Universe LP" with producer Giallo Point, his "The Stuff Of Legend" project with Ro Data and his latest "Dragon Ball G" project produced by himself.  The interview is quite insightful and gives a good glimpse into the creative mindset of Napoleon Da Legend.  His catalog is extremely vast and there's so much to uncover with his clever approach to Hip Hop albums, but hopefully this interview introduces you if its your first time learning of him.  If you are already familiar, then hopefully the conversation enhances your experience with his music.  Be Inspired, Enjoy!

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Oct 16, 202001:11:11
Episode 47 (Jamil Honesty Interview)

Episode 47 (Jamil Honesty Interview)

In this Episode of Out Da Box Talks, host Cril talks with native Staten Island, now Baltimore, MD Emcee "Jamil Honesty" on his inspiration to Rap, growing up in Staten Island, moving to Baltimore and developing as an artist.  He also talks about his collaboration with Producer "Hobgoblin" and the Marty Music series, as well as some of the themes on the latest project, telling his truth in his music, his approach as an artist and much more. Jamil's sound is very reminiscent of the raw 90's Wu Tang, East Coast Hip Hop sound but he demonstrates in his own unique way.  Definitely a sharp lyricist who has a lot to offer to the hip hop artform.  I certainly hope you enjoy and are inspired by this interview.

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Oct 09, 202001:05:12
Episode 46 (J. Sands Interview)

Episode 46 (J. Sands Interview)

In this Episode of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks with native Pittsburgh Emcee "J. Sands" on his inspirations to Emcee and pursue music, his beginnings with Hip Hop group "Lone Catalysts" comprised of himself and producer "J. Rawls", learning the music business and growing as an entrepreneur and independent artist, his latest project VFBOYAB "Vote For Biden Or You Aint Black", why he chose to title the Album after the said Joe Biden comment, the "Karen" track which takes a thought provoking approach and critically expounds on the popular "Karen Meme" as well as the idea of white privelage, his new single "Da Rona" reflecting on the effects of the Corona virus and the impact of the pandemic,  his previous "The Black Revolution Album", some of the subject matter and themes on the LP and more.

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Oct 02, 202001:22:22
Episode 45 (Speech of "Arrested Development" Interview)

Episode 45 (Speech of "Arrested Development" Interview)

Originally aired on our youtube channel: Out Da Box TV, Hosts Cril and A-Level talk in depth with native Milwaukee Emcee, and southern Hip Hop pioneer "SPEECH" of the Grammy Award winning Hip Hop group "Arrested Development" on his early ubringings, his inspirations to pursue music,  growing with Arrested Development, from the good times to the challenges and good again, his current relationship with the original members of the group, who AD comprises of today, their Brand New LP "Don't Fight Your Demons", collaborating with Producer "Configa", his Christianity faith and how he views it, the impact of the late but important "Baba Oje" and what he meant to Arrested Development, his docuseries "The Nigga Factory", consciousness in Hip Hop and much more.  Check out he full video of the episode on our youtube channel Out Da Box TV.  Be inspired!

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Oct 02, 202001:55:29
Episode 44 (Es Interview)

Episode 44 (Es Interview)

In this Interview Host Cril talks in depth with Mississauga/Toronto Ontario Emcee "Es" on his inspirations to Emcee, the Underground Hip Hop scene in Toronto, his successfully produced 2017 album "We Are Only Getting Older" along with some of the important themes that the project dealt with.  We talked about everything from Emcee's developing lyrical maturity and being more conscious of their lyrics, to what it looks like to age gracefully as an artist,  and finding the balance between music biz life and taking care of responsibilities with family life.  Es also takes the time to talk about times of doubt he experienced with pursuing his artist career and one of the things that helped him to overcome.  We also talk about his recent 2019 EP "Social Meteor Vol 1: Inspired by my Timeline", the inspirations for the project title, and some of the thought provoking concept records on the EP.  Fast forward to 2020, Es also gives a glimpse of the inspiration behind his latest project released earlier this week entitled "The Connected EP" with Producer "Pandamonium" the reasoning behind the project and what's been happening lately for him as an artist.  I feel like Es is one of the names in Hip Hop who embodies maturity and thought provoking content and is  important to the notion of pushing the culture of hip hop forward.  I had a good time building with the Ontario Emcee and certainly hope you are inspired!

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Sep 25, 202001:09:43
Episode 43 (A-F-R-O Interview)

Episode 43 (A-F-R-O Interview)

In this Episode 43 of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks with Southern California Emcee "A-F-R-O" on how his inspirations to Rap, meeting his favorite Emcee "RA The Rugged Man" and eventually traveling the world and meeting some of his other favorite Hip Hop artists.  He talks about how his Emcee name A-F-R-O came to be, releasing his AFRO Polo project with Marco Polo in 2016 and why he's yet to release his first official Full Length album after a number of years of him making music.  He also takes the time to talk about his strengths as a Lyricist and what has helped him to be successful at freestyling and other aspects of his lyricsm.  In the interview A-F-R-O speaks on some of his challenges growing up from being bullied as a youth, and experiencing a car accident as a teenager along with how he was able to overcome and gain positive insight out of these experiences.  He even talks about his clever ability to do the fast rap, without jumbling or skipping over words yet still making the rhyme make sense. As a talented as the brother is, he's definitely one of the most humble artists I've interviewed.  If you are a true Hip Hop lyric fan and respectful of artists who truly contribute the progress of the Emcee Artform, I think you'll definitely appreciate this interview.  Be Inspired! Enjoy!

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Sep 18, 202059:53
Episode 42 (Boog Brown Interview)

Episode 42 (Boog Brown Interview)

In Episode 42 of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks with native Detroit Emcee "Boog Brown" on her inspirations to rap, her experience moving from Detroit to Atlanta, becoming involved in the ATL Hip Hop scene, her Album/EP catalogue ranging from her original project with Apollo Brown entitled "The Brown Study", how the Remix of that project came to be, as well as her Sun Up, Late Bloom, Boog Brown and recent "Summer Daze Vol. 1 EP"  with Producer "Spitzwell".  She also talks about Dope Girl Magic, Black Girl Magic, the representation of Women in Hip Hop, shares thoughts on Cardi B and Megan the Stallion's popular WAP video, the impact of Black Love and much more. This is definitely an in-depth interview and gives viewers an insightful look into the thoughts and career of Boog Brown. A very talented Emcee who has offered a solid catalogue of Quality Hip Hop projects but has so much more to offer.  The interview is a little over 2 hours long but definitely worth the view/listen.  Hope you are inspired and enjoy!

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Sep 11, 202002:03:08
Episode 41 (Pruven Interview)

Episode 41 (Pruven Interview)

In this Episode 41 of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks in depth with NY Emcee "Pruven" on his inspirations to Emcee, collaborating with Vast Aire of the classic Cannibal Ox Hip Hop group, the inspiration for the artwork on his successful "Clandestine Rituals LP", working with producer Jak Progresso, specific lyrics and themes on the album as well as his newer "Asiatic African Arts LP".  This interview is a quite in depth one and especially interesting if you are a fan of deciphering lyrics and appreciate intellectual talk.  I'm particularly proud of this interview because I was able to explore the meaning behind some of the thought provoking themes on these 2 projects in which Pruven actually released this year.  If you are already a fan of Pruven, I believe you'll certainly appreciate the interview.  If this is your first time learning of him, hopefully you'll be inspired to explore his music with an open mind.  Enjoy and Be Inspired!

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Sep 04, 202001:10:43
Episode 40 (The Good People Interview)

Episode 40 (The Good People Interview)

In this Episode of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks with NY Hip Hop duo "The Good People" consisting of Emcee "Emskee" and Producer "Saint".  In this interview the duo talk about their history with Hip Hop and how the came together as a group, they also talk about their benevolent name and its significance to them.  They also talk about their soulful boom bap sound and how they've been able to maintain that vintage vibe in 2020.  The interview touches on themes like diversity in Hip Hop, reasons why thought provoking records are often unheard on commercial airwaves, giving recognition to the culture's original elements and valuing quality.  The interview also examines the possibility of one who has bias or a false perspective being able to change his/her viewpoints for the better, it also touches on the subject of Black and Brown people standing strong and "NOT Self Destructing" despite the numerous incidents of police brutality and acts of racial injustice.  We go on to talk about Producer "Saint's" jazzy soulful production and what inspires him to consistently create that sound, the meaningful lyrics but upbeat vibe of their music that you can also dance to, how the group came together with Emcee's Horror City, Carta P and Quentin Gilmore to form their most recent EP project entitled "The Starting 5ive", the authentic NY Hip Hop sound and more.  Overall this was an insightful interview and if you're not familiar with "The Good People" I hope you feel encouraged to listen to their music, which really embodies their name in my opinion.  "The Good People" make "Good feeling" but meaningful music!

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Aug 28, 202001:14:33
Episode 39 (Sareem Poems Interview)
Aug 21, 202001:06:32
Episode 38 (Substantial Interview)

Episode 38 (Substantial Interview)

In this Episode 38 of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks with Maryland Emcee/Producer "Substantial" about his inspirations to be a Hip Hop Artist, growing up in Maryland and how he was able to develop relationships with DMV artists.  He also talks about his new compilation album "What I Been Saying" and his efforts and ability to maintain inspiring and uplifting lyrics throughout his career.  He also talks about his work as an Educator and the ways in which is has helped him to grow and benefited his outlook as family man.  He shares his love for producing and the feel it provides, what gets in the way of people living out their full purpose, how he's been able to overcome certain obstacles with resilience, and much more. This interview is close to 2 hours long but definitely worth checking out.  I hope you are inspired!

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Aug 14, 202001:50:18
Episode 37 (Cashus King Interview)

Episode 37 (Cashus King Interview)

In this Episode 37 of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks with LA Emcee "Cashus King" on a number of topics, including how he first got inspired to rap, meeting fellow LA Emcee "Blu" and developing a friendship. He also talks about the inspirations for his previous Emcee Name "Co$$" and why it changed to "Cashus King" as well as the meaning behind the cash symbolism in the two titles. As the interview continues, "Cashus" takes time to talk about his latest project "Weightless" including the significance of the artwork, the exclamation points in each song title, as well as some other themes the album touches on like, mind power, friendship, gravity and more. Cashus also takes a moment to talk about his unique vocal presence as an Emcee and what inspires his sometimes commanding voice in his music. He even talks about the state of the Black American in response to one of his newest tracks "Triggered, A Beast of No Nation" and delves into more thought provoking topics. Hope that this interview is inspiring!
Aug 07, 202053:26
Episode 36 (Host Cril and A-Level talk Hip Hop News, RIP Malik B, Black Thought, Raekwon's OB4CL2, Black Star LP, Nas, Classic Hip Hop Versuz battles etc.

Episode 36 (Host Cril and A-Level talk Hip Hop News, RIP Malik B, Black Thought, Raekwon's OB4CL2, Black Star LP, Nas, Classic Hip Hop Versuz battles etc.

In this Episode 36 of Out Da Box hosts Cril and A-Level talk Hip Hop News and Giving Homage.  The show starts off with a R.I.P. and recognition to the late, talented  Emcee "Malik B", the segues into "Black Thought" and his upcoming Streams Of Thought Vol. 3 LP with producer "Sean C".  Raekwon's 25th Anniversary of his Classic Album "Only Built 4 Cuban Link" and the anticipation for a Part 3.  We also take a serious critique of "Meme Culture" and its negative effects in general, but specifically recently to Black Women in response to Artist "Megan Thee Stallion" recently being shot in her feet, and the status of the highly anticipated Black Star Sophomore LP.  We also speak on Lupe Fiasco's insight that he recently reached out to Nas with the interest of collaborating on a new project, and the conversation segues into lots of talk about Nas, the producers he's chose to work with over the years, and who we both would like to see him collaborate with.  The show closes out on a Classic note, highlighting the successful Verzuz battles and dialoguing on the possibility of a Classic KRS-One vs LL Cool J or Rakim Verzuz.  Host Cril and A-Level both dissect the possibilites of both matchups and their outcomes as well as which matchup actually is a better one.  Overall this  Show was fun to do, and it was pretty cool to have co-host A-Level back for another show.  


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Aug 07, 202001:37:33
Episode 35 (StaHHr Interview)

Episode 35 (StaHHr Interview)

Host Cril of Out Da Box interviews native Atlanta Emcee "StaHHr" on a number of insightful topics, including how she first was inspired to emcee,  why her name was initially StaHHr the F.E.M.C.E.E., and why she decided to drop the latter acronym.  She also taks about the inspiration for the the theme and cover art for her first Album "Almost Neva Was", her experience of developing self and growing spiritually throughout different stages of her journey.  She talks about how she first met MF DOOM, to having different features on a number of his Albums including her solo track "Still Dope" appearing on DOOM's "Born Like This " Album, words of advice she received from him and more.  StaHHr also takes the time to talk about her sophomore and most recent LP "Mother Nature with a Molotov", her independent and tireless effort to release that album, the positive impact her music has had on other women and girls, her brand new maxi single release with Crazy DJ Bazarro, potential producers she would like to work with for another album and so much more.  This interview is very indepth.  I certainly had a wonderful time building with StaHHr and look forward to seeing her musical career continue to develop.  Enjoy!  

This Episode is also available to watch on our youtube channel Out Da Box TV


Note from producer: This Interview was initially live streamed however there was an echo and my vocals as host came out a lot louder than StaHHr's so I had to edit the video in post production.  You may also recognize moments of background noise in the video, as I was unable to do a proper monitoring of the audio while the stream was live so my apologies for those sounds as well.  I really enjoyed doing this interview and I believe viewers will still be able to view and listen to this interview decently (even with the background noises and audio adjustment) so I certainly hope you enjoy.  


Jul 31, 202001:58:41
Episode 34 (Wordsworth Interview)

Episode 34 (Wordsworth Interview)

Host Cril fo Out Da Box Talks, interviews Brooklyn Native Emcee "Wordsworth" on his New Book "What Words are Worth Vol. 1", his moving from New York to Florida, becoming a Music Teacher, earning his Masters, working with different producers, his brotherly relationship with Masta Ace, eMC,  his overall growth as a man, as an artist and much more

Episode also available for view on Youtube at our Out Da Box TV Youtube Channel


Jul 31, 202001:25:59
Episode 33 (Cymarshall Law Interview)

Episode 33 (Cymarshall Law Interview)

In this New Episode of Out Da Box Talks, host Cril talks with Central New Jersey Emcee "Cymarshall Law" on his New collaboration LP with "Acewonda" entitled "Crossroads", the importance of Self Love, how he's kept his integrity as an artist, his passion and love for Hip Hop, Fatherhood, Friendship and more. This is definitely an indepth interview and we certainly hope you are inspired!
Jul 24, 202001:25:26
Episode 32 (REKS Interview)

Episode 32 (REKS Interview)

In this Episode of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks with Lawrence Mass, Emcee "REKS" on his introduction to Hip Hop through music and as a career, how he got originally linked up with fellow Massuchusetts Emcee "Termanology" and eventually collaborating with Producer "DJ Premier". The interview goes on to talk about how REK's was impacted by Hip Hop from an educational standpoint and later taps into his upcoming New LP entitled "T.H.I.N.G.S." as well as the message he hopes to convey. We also talk about the Artwork for his new single "Legacy Driven" and why he chose to display a representation of African People migrating from antiquity to present day. The interview also touches on everything from violence in the black community to overcoming longstanding obstacles due to colorism and much more. This interview is truly a thought provoking one, and I was grateful to have an important dialogue with brother Reks. I certainly hope you are inspired by this insightful interview!

Jul 17, 202051:59
Episode 31 (Black Star LP Update , Madlib, Open Mike Eagle's New Podcast Network, Hip Hop's Protest against Police Brutality)

Episode 31 (Black Star LP Update , Madlib, Open Mike Eagle's New Podcast Network, Hip Hop's Protest against Police Brutality)

In this Episode 31 of Out Da Box Talks, Hosts Cril and A-Level speak briefly on Kanye West's recent announcement to run for President, the update on the anticipated New "Black Star" album featuring "Talib Kweli, Yasiin Bey and Madlib" and the possibility that it may not be released. We also talk about Madlib and his impact as a musician, while highlighting some of our favorite collabo projects from him. A-Level takes the time to speak highly about his classic collabo Album entitled "Jaylib" with J. Dilla and the impact the project had on his experience with Madlib. We also take the time to recognize Artist "Open Mike Eagle" on the launch of his New Podcast Network "Stony Island Audio" and some of the great things he has in store for this endeavor. The show closed out on a strong note as we highlight Hip Hop's longstanding voice against police brutality long before social media and recognize artist like Public Enemy and dead prez among many others throughout hip hop history through to today that have continued to be a music voice for the people against systematic racism and oppression against black and brown people. There are no guest/artist interviews in this episode but its definitely worth checking out.
Note: Also, I would like to apologize for some of the clipping/ distortion in the audio as the recording came out a little funky. However, I still decided to put this episode up, to make sure we had a show release this friday, even with periods of clipping in the audio I feel listeners would still be able to appreciate and understand this discussion. Hope you certainly do!
Jul 10, 202001:15:07
Episode 30 (Eloh Kush Interview)

Episode 30 (Eloh Kush Interview)

In this Episode 30 of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks in depth with New Brunswick, NJ Emcee "Eloh Kush" on a number of thought provoking topics.  The interview starts with Eloh giving a history on how he got started in his career as an artist, to connecting with fellow Emcee Lil Sci (John Robinson) and collaborating together.  He talks about the focus of his music and the inspiration behind the spiritual and conscious references in his music, how Black Women and Men can begin to develop more respectful relationships with one another, and what he think causes some of the divide.  Eloh also talks about what motivates him to continue to be consistent with releasing music, his efforts to educate the youth and what he learns in return from these interactions, as well as what it means to have a free mind in 2020 and much more.  I certainly hope you enjoy!

Jul 03, 202001:03:43
Episode 29 (Che Noir Interview)

Episode 29 (Che Noir Interview)

In this Episode of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks with Buffalo Emcee "Che Noir" on a number of topics including her inspiration to start rapping, how she got connected with Emcee 38 Spesh, growing up raised by a Single Mother and the wisdom she gained from the experience.  Che also talks about choosing the route of integrity / thought provoking lyrics  over the hyper sexual provocative female rap image.  She gives insight into her upcoming Album with Detroit Producer "Apollo Brown" and how her collaboration with the Legendary Black Thought came to be.  The interview also touches on the current challenges that some Black Women and Black Men share against each other and takes a glimpse at ways we can begin to communicate and develop better respect for each other.  Che also talks passionately about how she would like her music to be inspirational to young girls and boys who grow up in the struggle that she's come from and expresses how comfortable she felt making such relatable and thought provoking music on her new album "As God Intended".  Che is definitely a talent I will be looking forward to see grow in her music career and can't wait until this Apollo Brown LP is released on July 10th.  In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this interview!

Jun 26, 202001:07:40
Episode 28 (Cambatta Interview)

Episode 28 (Cambatta Interview)

In this Episode 28 of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks in depth with Emcee "Cambatta" on his upcoming LP "LSD" Lunar Solar Duality due for release on July 21st on Mello Music Group alongside a number of other topics.  The interview starts off with Cambatta explaining how he was able to perfect his lyrical craft and develop a strong delivery as an Emcee.  He then talks about the inspiration for the Kemetic (Ancient Egyptian) references of Netcheru and other  Dieties from the different Spiritual and Mythological backgrounds in his music.  He also gives insight into the reason why human beings are so gullible to systems of Religion as opposed to Spirituality.  He takes the time to speak about his creative approach to his music an gives examples of how he was able to achieve success with certain rhymes.  Cam also gives insight into his experience with and reference to Psychedelic substances as well as how it has impacted his music.  The interview talks about everything from achieving goals to elevation to overcoming fear as a distraction, to understanding the difference in shifting of consciousness from the 3rd dimension to 4th dimension and so forth.  In the interview Cambatta also shares what it was like to collaborate with legendary Emcee "Canibus" and what lead up to their collaboration "Canibus/\Cambatta".  The interview also touches on what fans can expect with his new LP "LSD" on July 21st and how it distinguishes itself from his other projects.  This was a very insightful interview.  We certainly hope you enjoy!

Jun 19, 202001:29:39
Episode 27 (MH The Verb Interview)

Episode 27 (MH The Verb Interview)

In this Episode 27 of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks with Emcee "MH The Verb" on his new Album "Space Ninja"and more. At the beginning of the interview MH gives some insight into his journey as an artist and explains what inspired the Space Helmet which he expressively dons in some of his music videos and album art. MH also goes on to talk about empowering Generational Communication between the Elders and the younger folks as well as what he thinks it would take for Police Brutality and years Racial Injustice to be finally over and done. We also talk about everything from astrology and its effect on these days and times, his inspiration for the track "Jupiter Sunrise" and what he would say to an Extraterrestrial Life form if he were to ever meet one. He gives insight on how he see's mental health as well as his activism today. The interview is very Thought Provoking and gives you a good glimpse into MH's perspective on a range of topics addressed in his New "Space Ninja" album. MH also released a really dope album entitled "Afronauts" in 2017 and I encourage you to check that one out as well. Both Projects are now available on digital and streaming networks. Be Inspired Enjoy!
Jun 12, 202001:04:50
Episode 26 (United Front Interview)

Episode 26 (United Front Interview)

In this Episode 26 of Out Da Box Talks, Hosts A-Level and Cril talk in depth with United Front Emcees "Deedle Green" and "Bomani UFG" about a number of topics related to the Liberation of African People in America and Abroad.  They speak on their message as Emcees and define their sound Afrikan Insurrection music which reflects the harsh pain that Black people throughout the diaspora have had to face for centuries under Slavery and Oppression.  The interview also asks the question Why has there been an absence of Social commentary from premiere rap talent in today's genre and what solutions would it take to overcome white supremacy considering everything that has been going on due to Police Brutality and other countless tragedies related to Racial Injustice.  This was certainly a deep interview that delved into Deedle and Bomani's perspective which is reflective of the pains that African Americans and other Africans around the world have faced due to years and years of Oppression, Slavery and Injustice.  Please listen with an open mind! 

Jun 05, 202001:36:37
Episode 25 (Focus The Truth Interview)

Episode 25 (Focus The Truth Interview)

In this Episode 25 of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks with Queens Emcee "Focus The Truth" on his New Album entitled "Immortal" alongside some of the Thought Provoking topics expressed in his lyrics.  He takes a moment to explain how he came up with his Emcee Name and why he decided to title the Album "Immortal".  We talk about his outlook on his home town "Queens NYC" and its successful impact on Hip Hop as well as his clear delivery as an Emcee and what inspired his conscious approach to rap.  In the interview, Focus also takes the time to reflect on the influence his Father had on him as an Entrepreneur and how he's been able to use the wisdom to encourage him in his music career.  The conversation goes on to talk on subjects which range from thinking positive in negative circumstances to brief thoughts around combatting police brutality as well as how he would like his Legacy to be remembered as an Emcee.  Definitely check this interview out when you get a chance.  Focus The Truth's vocal delivery and thought provoking messages as an Emcee make him a name worthy of recognition in Hip Hop for today and years to come. Hope you are inspired!

May 29, 202048:18
Episode 24 (Passport Rav Interview)

Episode 24 (Passport Rav Interview)

In this Episode of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril speaks in depth with Emcee/Producer "Passport Rav" about his Brand New EP "Dual Citizenship".  At the beginning of the interview, Rav explains how he got started as an Emcee and what lead to him developing a respectful relationship with the Legendary "LL Cool J".  He also explains the inspiration for the consistent "Travel Themes" that appear in the majority of his music.  Passport Rav explains how he came up with the title "Dual Citizenship" and what he wanted to convey with the EP.  He also gives insight to thought provoking themes on the EP, like "Outter Riches, Inner Poverty" and what it would take to make a shift to a more consciously progressive path as a people.  He speaks briefly on the concept of the "Circadian Rhythm" and what his intentions were in creating a song named after the title. He talks about learning to live with "Loss and Gain" and attempting to see it in the most positive way in this day and age, while reflecting on the great things he's learned from loved ones like his deceased Uncle Charles.  He even takes the time  to ponder what it would be like if the late great "Malcolm X" were alive today and using Social Media  to navigate beyond the distractions/ trolls in order get his message across. The interview is packed with a lot of significant topics dealing with everything from Improving Self to growing in Spiritual Awareness, Black Pride, Healing and more.  I certainly hope you  listen with an open mind and will be inspired positively by this awesome interview. Enjoy!

May 22, 202057:32
Episode 23 (Squeegie O Interview)

Episode 23 (Squeegie O Interview)

In this Episode 23 of Out Da Box Talks, host Cril talks with Staten Island Emcee "Squeegie O" on his Brand New LP "From Niggaz to Godz".  He explains how the music came together with Producer "P Soulist" and what inspired the Album Title and significance of the Album Cover.  Squeegie also takes the time to answer the question "What it would take for the average Hip Hop fan to wake up and demand more substance from Artists?", while also recognizing the negative outcomes of following fraudulent Rappers and valuing the importance of Conscious lyrics over hustle and business in Hip Hop. Host Cril also talks to Squeegie about lines referenced from his tracks "Step Brovaz, Saturdayz and Negro 911" that reflect on thought provoking topics dealing with Self reflection, the misconceptions of the "Hood", the perception of the "Real Nigga" and more.  Indeed this was an insightful interview and if you're a fan of that authentic NY Hip Hop sound reminiscent of artists like Wu-Tang Clan, Tragedy Khadafi, Capone-N-Noreaga and others alike, I think you'll enjoy Squeegie O's new LP "From Niggaz to Godz".  In addition, his lyrics are consistently thought provoking and conscious minded, questioning the degrading aspects of the Hip Hop industry and its impact on the today's generation.  I certainly hope that this interview will inspire you to check out his music if you haven't heard it already, and enhance your appreciation for him as an artist if you have.  Either way, I hope you enjoy!

May 15, 202001:01:48
Episode 22 (POW BUNDY Interview)

Episode 22 (POW BUNDY Interview)

In this Episode 22 of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril chats with Ohio Hip Hop duo "POW BUNDY", comprised of 2 Emcees (Cas Metah and Blast Mega). The interview mainly focuses on themes and topics addressed in their New Self Titled LP released in late March of this year. The duo starts off the interview by giving a brief history on how they initially met and came together for the "Pow Bundy" album. They also talk about the significance of the "Married With Children/ Al Bundy" theme which is showcased on the cover art and how the Bundy name correlates with the Blue Collar/ Working Class message of the album. The duo also break down the meanings behind certain songs and lines on the album as the interview continues. Cas Metah and Blast Mega talk about the track "Panic" and reflect on the "Panic" that's taking place in today's current Pandemic climate, while also looking at its pros and cons. Blast Mega talks about the inspiration for his raps on his solo feature "Trauma" (Which involves a tragic story in the scope of Police Brutality). He also takes the time to analyze what it would take for Police to improve and develop respectful and truly fair relationships with Black and Brown people of America. Cas Metah also speaks on his line in the thought provoking track "Murica" (pronounced meerica) where he talks about recognizing the real prejudice plaguing america since the settlement and shows solidarity in fighting for the rights of People Of Color. Both Cas and Mega also break down some of their lines from their track "Space Craft" which is about bringing awareness to and raising questions about what is known about outer space and life in the extraterrestrial world. There's so much to uncover in listening to this "Pow Bundy" LP but one thing is for sure, is that it speaks clearly on the injustices and and common struggles of the working class, blue collar majority. If you're into thought provoking Hip Hop, expressive of social political and economic challenges of the people then this "Pow Bundy" album is certainly worth a listen. It's definitely cohesive in the theme and represents Hip Hop in its most outspoken form. Hope this interview is inspiring!
May 08, 202059:27
Episode 21 (MidaZ the BEAST Interview)

Episode 21 (MidaZ the BEAST Interview)

In this Brand New Episode of Out Da Box Talks, host "Cril" talks with Orlando Emcee/Writer "MidaZ the BEAST" on his new Album "Where The Sidewalk Ends" as well as how he's been able to establish a name and recognition in Hip Hop coming out of Orlando.  MidaZ delivers some insightful words in this interview about the process of creating  "Where The Sidewalk Ends", working with Producer "Delle Digga", and the inspiration and significance behind the music, as well as the album cover art.  Cril gets MidaZ to break down the meaning behind some clever quotables (lines) from the album, creating the atmosphere for appreciating more of MidaZ's lyrical prowess.  MidaZ also takes the time to explain how he would like to be defined as an artist and shares a bit of insight into upcoming projects he has in store for the rest of 2020 and beyond.  I had a lot of fun doing this interview! especially during the quotable moments.  If you're a fan of MidaZ or his new Album "Where The Sidewalk Ends", I think you'll truly enjoy this episode. If you're new to MidaZ then I think you're in for a treat in learning about a really dope Artist.  Either way, I hope you certainly enjoy! Be Safe, Be Inspired, Be Healthy!

May 01, 202001:07:44
Episode 20 (Jay Electronica and Royce's New LPs, New Releases of 2020, DJ Premier and Rza)

Episode 20 (Jay Electronica and Royce's New LPs, New Releases of 2020, DJ Premier and Rza)

New Episode up today from Out Da Box Talks hosts Cril and A-Level.  I "Cril" apologize for putting this show up so late on this Friday, its honestly been a tough week for me, but wanted to get this one up for the Out Da Box fans/ listeners.  I hope you all stay safe and healthy during these challenging times we are facing via the Corona Virus Pandemic.  In this episode Cril and A-Level speak on  Jay Electronica's long awaited LP "A Written Testimony" and why we appreciate it for what it is among other compliments.  We wanted to focus on the good instead of the negatives.  We also talk about some other dope  Hip Hop releases of 2020 so far and reflect on the Historic DJ Premier and Rza DJ battle that took place on Instagram recently.  Hope you enjoy this one and stay inspired and stay loved during this time.  Enjoy!


Apr 25, 202055:49
Episode 19 (Supa Nova Slom Interview)

Episode 19 (Supa Nova Slom Interview)

In this episode of Out Da Box Talks, Hosts Cril and A-Level speak in depth with Hip Hop Medicine Man "Supa Nova Slom" who has been involved in Holistic Wellness, Living and promoting the Healthy lifestyle for the majority of his life.  He is a Holistic Health Coach, a Published Author, a Combat Veteran and Vegan Body Builder among other titles.  We were so grateful to have him on our show, especially at a time where the world is experiencing the Coronavirus Pandemic.  He takes a moment to share how he was introduced into the Wellness Lifestyle being raised by his Mother, the renowned Holistic Healer "Queen Afua" .  He also talks about  his efforts and passion to impact the Hip Hop community through years of teaching and empowering our generation about Wellness.  He gives insight on everything from maintaining  good Mental Health to ways people can keep physically healthy and boost their immune system during times like this and beyond.   When asked about the role Hip Hop can play in activating its voice to empower and uplift during the time of this pandemic, Nova champions the Underground Artists as the ones who have always spoken up for the people whether in times of crisis or not and expects the same to happen.  However at large we understand that Hip Hop still has a long way to go in dealing with real matters that affect the people vs the frivolous, materialistic lifestyle that it often perpetuates.  He makes it clear that the Grassroots/Underground representers of Hip Hop is where we will continue to hear the impactful voice in Hip Hop and hopefully the mainstream will follow.  Nova also give a glimpse of what it was like to maintain his Plant Based Lifestyle while serving as a Soldier in Afghanistan and how he was able to inspire others on the path. Overall this interview was quite a successful and empowering one.  For anyone interested, Supa Nova currently has his successful book available digitallly for FREE at his website TheRemedyBook.Com and you can also visit the website of his plant based supplement company shared with his Brother "Ali" and cousin "Kazi" called SupaMegaFoods.com.  Supa Nova has been on the front lines of Wellness and Healing for our Hip Hop generation for many years.  We hope you are inspired and motivated to keep Healthy from this episode! As Supa Nova says "Wellness Salute!" and Safety to you and yours! Enjoy!

Apr 10, 202001:01:58
Episode 18 (STIC of dead prez) Interview