The Progress Report Podcast
By The Progress Report Podcast
The Progress Report PodcastAug 25, 2022
Bandplay speaks on producing Young Dolph’s new single & announces upcoming album, keeping PRE legacy alive, P Valley supporting Mia Jaye’s “Black Men Deserve to Grow Old” brand
“Young Dolph was everything that I thought he would be when we first met” ~ Bandplay
Bandplay speaks on being a music producer since age 8, addresses misconceptions that he’s from Memphis, Tennessee, working with PRE and keeping Young Dolph’s legacy alive, tragically losing his father, and giving back to his community.
K Kapri speaks on wanting to commit suicide after being misgendered on Joseline’s Cabaret, stripping
“I’m gonna pop p***y until the day I die” ~ K Kapri
K Kapri skips class with The Progress Report to speak on life as an exotic dancer, appearing on Joseline’s Cabaret, people misgendering her because of her height, sexuality, and being disowned by her family as a teen.
Lil Smoke talks becoming a full-time parent to her younger sibling, serving time in the Navy, music awards
Alabama artist Lil Smoke skips class with The Progress Report to speak on serving 5 years in the Navy, winning awards in her hometown, new music, sexuality, motherhood, and more!
Lunch Table Talk: Men pillow talking, dealing with crazy exes, men wearing weave, dating younger, levels to being gay
Lalaa Shepard, Boss Britt, and DJ eXeL are back with a new episode of The Progress Report Podcast to speak about men pillow talking after sex, dating someone with a crazy ex, dating age limits, men wearing weave, and more!
Autumn Marini speaks on being the First Lady of Blackground Records 2.0, Aaliyah comparisons, “Don't Stop” FT Kodak Black
Autumn Marini skips class with The Progress Report to speak about taking action with her career after graduating college, being signed to Blackground Records 2.0, new music, feature from Kodak Black, and more!
Mykko Montana responds to Yung Joc VLAD interview, “Do It” one hit wonder criticism, learning the business
“I had to put the music to the side for a minute to get the business right” ~ Mykko Montana
Mykko Montana skips class with The Progress Report to speak on the success of his hit single “Do It” 10 years later, connecting with Lil Uzi Vert, Yung Joc being disappointed in him after he resigned to Nitti Beatz years ago, almost signing to QC P, new music, and thoughts on Young Thug and YSL legal issues.
Joe Green speaks on the pandemic changing his life, weight loss journey, making an impact for his hood, Bloody Jay
Joe Green skips class with The Progress Report to speak on his new mixtape ‘King Kong 4: Gorilla God’, his new record label, putting on for
Scottdale, GA, and, fatherhood.
PAIGE speaks on criticism for being a white rapper, having PTSD after being hit by a car, living with chronic pain
PAIGE skips class with The Progress Report to speak on growing up singing in Catholic church, graduating University of Cincinnati with a degree in Public Health, only rapping for 8 month, confidence and overcoming abuse, ‘Hottie Red’ new project executive produced by Young Ex, overcoming depression, and ‘She Looks Fine’ upcoming book with her mother releasing on the anniversary of her accident ‘9-9-22’.
Dorian J speaks on being Stevie J’s oldest son, reality TV, getting stabbed in prison, fatherhood, new music
“We just alike with women and music” ~ Dorian J speaking about his father Stevie J
Dorian J skips class with The Progress Report to speak on being the oldest son of hit producer Stevie J, seeing his love life play out publicly on reality TV, relationship with Stevie’s other kids, getting into music, prison, and fatherhood.
Yung Gwapa reflects on baby mother keeping his son away from him, making $40,000 off dog litters, feeling like Dolph and Trouble are alive
Yung Gwapa skips class with The Progress Report to speak on new music an his new mindset, investments outside of music, and fatherhood.
Rocksolid Teezy speaks on losing $60,000, close relationship with Rod Wave, gems from Young Dolph, Houston roots
“Rap came years later after popping my shit and having my way” ~ Rocksolid Teezy
Rocksolid Teezy skips class with The Progress Report to speak on being the man of the house while also in the streets, his dad being locked up during his adolescent adult years, brother getting killed, and his upcoming tape.
OMB Peezy speaks on OGs misguiding the youth, producers over charging for beats, why artists shouldn’t sign to other artists
“I got my head on now, but I used to be tripping, I didn’t care about life” ~ OMB Peezy
OMB Peezy skips class with The Progress Report to speak on becoming more vulnerable in his music, his biggest adjustment to fame, life before rap, son changing his life, upcoming tape called ‘Misguided’, upcoming show called ‘Buy Back the Block’ teaching about real estate, and tour with Kevin Gates.
Lunch Table Talk: Don’t take life for granted, pink sauce, no more R&B, Usher Verzuz Chris Brown, ‘Nope’ movie review
Lalaa Shepard, Boss Britt, and DJ eXeL are back with a new episode of The Progress Report Podcast to speak about good energy, deceased rappers, current events, R&B genre, stand up comedy, Dej Loaf, advice to GloRilla, and more!
Bali Baby explains her hiatus from music, co-parenting with her ex, boob job rumors, Hoodrich Pablo Juan
“I’m a superstar I was born for this” ~ Bali Baby
Bali Baby skips class with The Progress Report to speak about her new mixtape ‘Bali Print’, motherhood, being a milf, love life, and body image.
DJ Von talks becoming Latto DJ, Latto’s dating status, tour pranks with Saucy Santana, upcoming tour with Lizzo
“The DJ booth is not a section” ~ DJ Von
DJ Von skips class with The Progress Report to speak on his parents inspiring him to DJ, building a relationship with Latto since age 12 and becoming her official DJ, breaking records for major artists and the importance of plaques, differences DJ’n for male and female artists, and DJ booth etiquette.
VEDO speaks on “You Got It” going platinum, best advice from Usher, says Mario & Omarion Verzuz was trash
“When people fall in love with you and buy into you as an artist, that’s when you get your big break” ~ VEDO
VEDO skips class with The Progress Report to speak on stepping into the artist spotlight after writing for artists, doing music since age 10, background singing in the church, working with Ari Lennox, Usher, Baby Face, OG Parker, fatherhood, and getting engaged.
King Elway speaks on balancing music, cutting hair, wing shop, & raising a daughter
“People who like real music and the people who listen for subject matter and quality music, they appreciate it” ~ King Elway
King Elway skips class with The Progress Report to speak on entrepreneurship and his hustle, raising a daughter influencing the way he views women,
new music and upcoming project.
K Major speaks on putting himself first as an artist, singers smoking, dating Erica Banks, sampling
“It's my time finally” ~ K Major
K Major skips class with The Progress Report to speak on putting himself first as an artist, his new EP ‘You’ll Love It Here’ curated by women, dating life, and writing for major artists.
T-Rell talks proudly wearing Walmart clothes, Midwest being slept on, representing for fat guys, Mo3, Tank
“Can’t no singer out sing me” ~ T-Rell
T-Rell skips class with The Progress Report to speak on feeling like an underdog, setting trends and not receiving credit, saving his son’s life off his music, losing weight, out singing Mo3 and tank, and more!
The producers of Hurricane Chris viral “My Bay” record call out Joe Budden, Kia, & misconceptions
“Any upcoming producer, artist, or anyone who deals with a young OG such as Hurricane Chris or anyone else that’s a celebrity they need to pay homage and respect these guys who actually made the original content” ~ DubMagic
Super producers DubMagic and Cash Clay Beats skip class with The Progress Report to speak on Hurricane Chris’ “My Bay” song going viral on social media, meeting each other through Hurricane Chris and collaborating on beats, sampling and clearance facts, and addresses Jersey influencer Kia saying they stole her sound and song.
YouAintSlick speaks on investing over $20,000 into his music career, upcoming EP, relocating to ATL
YouAintSlick skips class with The Progress Report to speak on his name meaning, relocating to Atlanta from Portsmouth, VA, investing in his career, and upcoming EP titled ‘Been In The Dark’.
Scotty ATL speaks on the death of Trouble, Grillz by Scotty located in LA & ATL, Big Boi collab
“Some people think its how long you live, its about the impact you leave on people” ~ Scotty ATL
Scotty ATL skips class with Lalaa Shepard of The Progress Report about working with legends that he grew up listening to such as Big Boi and Sleepy Brown, becoming the king of grillz and opening a shop on Melrose (LA), balancing fatherhood and entrepreneurship, and Trouble’s impact on the culture.
Cola speaks on being Gucci Mane’s fiancé, getting Gucci tattoo covered up, new music, “So Icy” drama
“I was in a relationship but at the same time I was a student, I fell back from my career but at the same time it was preparation” ~ Cola Falana AKA Gud Gurl Cola
Cola Falana skips class with The Progress Report to speak about her roots in music, being in 2 groups, born and raised on the Southside of Atlanta, GA, stopped doing music to pursue a relationship with Gucci Mane, going to prison for fraud, Mac Bre-Z and Gucci Mane incident, and new single “Surprise Surprise” produced by Bubba.
Karlae speaks on being the first lady of YSL, learning about Lil Keed’s passing, Young Thug’s mental
“YSL is a true family, everyone works hard and everyone on YSL is a true artist, we’re in the studio 80% of our lives if not 90%” ~ Karlae
Karlae makes her debut appearance on The Progress Report Podcast amid the YSL legal issues to speak on misconceptions associated with the record label, 300 Entertainment supporting them, the impact of Lil Keed on her life, growing up in the funeral home business, being signed to her ex lover and getting Young Thug to respect her artistry.
MaiaDaPlug speaks on Rico Nasty comparisons, Lil Keed supporting her cannabis brand, learning the game
“I’ve always been a weed head, it’s always brought people together” ~ MaiaDaPlug
MaiaDaPlug skips class with The Progress Report to speak on starting out as a publicist for Zaytoven’s artists, moving to Atlanta from Chicago and cultural differences, being a tall woman, attending Clark Atlanta, and preparing to release her debut project sometime in June!
Runway Richy says he couldn’t have been Jeezy in Gucci Verzuz, avoiding self incriminating music
“I’m back active, I had to take a break this [music] sh*t gets fake” ~ Runway Richy
Runway Richy returns to The Progress Report to speak on growing up on Candler Rd, Decatur, GA, overcoming obstacles, learning how to walk again after a bad car accident, history in the music industry, supporting Kevin Samuels, and fatherhood!
Jizzal speaks on joining Dem Franchize Boyz, earning respect as southern rappers, Verzuz with D4L, losing weight
“I had a rough upcoming, in some ways music saved me” ~ Jizzal
Jizzal of Dem Franchize Boyz skips class with Lalaa Shepard of The Progress Report to speak on his upcoming cooking show, losing weight and health advice, being a grandfather, new music, and more!
B Lovee speaks on adjusting to fame, being cautious with his lyrics, coming up with Kay Flock
“I feel like rap is freedom of speech, you can’t use people’s raps against them”
B Lovee skips class with The Progress Report to speak on coming up in the Bronx, NY, his original name before B Lovee (Buddy), calls Cardi B a real one, and he addresses why he decided to release a project instead of more singles.
Enchanting says she started rapping when she met Gucci, Pooh Shiesty legal trouble, finding out that K Shiday was no longer 1017
“I really didn’t start rapping until I signed to Gucci, that was my first time rapping. I was always a singer” ~ Enchanting
1017 artist Enchanting speaks to The Progress Report Podcast on being a rebel child growing up, her most painful tattoos, taking her time with her music, and signing to Gucci Mane’s 1017 record label and becoming the 1017 So Icy Princess.
Big Moochie Grape speaks on praying to Young Dolph like God, issues with rappers doing Yo Gotti’s challenge, PRE
“I’m the fattest freshest n*gga alive” ~ Big Moochie Grape
Big Moochie Grape skips class with Lalaa Shepard of The Progress Report to speak about raising 2 daughters, coming up rough in Memphis and not having a childhood, taking his time with his music, meeting Young Dolph through Jay Fizzle, comparisons to Peewee Longway, Gucci Mane, and Project Pat, learning about Young Dolph’s death, and releasing his first solo project since 2020 titled ‘East Haiti Baby’ dropping May 27th.
Passhon speaks on making $ 1 million dollars during pandemic, kids father sentenced to over 120 years in prison
“I came up with a Hip Hop themed restaurant (Loaded Potato Bar) to incorporate my music into one” ~ Passhon
Passhon is the founder and owner of Loaded Potato Bar which is a Hip Hop theme restaurant based in Atlanta, GA. During an interview on Skipping Class, Passhon speaks on overcoming adversity, being an accountant turned entrepreneur and musician, motherhood and balance, and releasing her project in June titled ‘Boundaries’.
Big Goop speaks on issues with clothing for big dudes, balancing school, fatherhood, music, & entrepreneurship
“I didn’t wanna waste my 20s not chasing my dreams so I started to do music”
Big Goop skips class with The Progress Report to share his experience growing up in Valdosta, GA, getting into music and taking it serious, comparisons to Jeezy, Young Scooter, and Young Dolph, and new project ‘Skywalka’.
Archie Eversole’s manager Big Jon believes his brother didn’t kill him, shares untold Left Eye stories
“All the way until the day of his passing I’ve been checking on Archie Eversole and we were supposed to go to the gym the day of his passing” ~ Big Jon (Archie Eversole’s manager)
Big Jon skips class with Lalaa Shepard of The Progress Report to speak about his experience in the music business dating back to over 28 years ago when Ludacris was an intern at a radio station. During the intimate conversation, Big Jon shares untold stories about Left Eye and details how he started working with Archie Eversole since this past October and helped Archie find a job while he was also getting back creative in the studio. Big Jon shares why he believes Archie’s brother is innocent and says people need to let their mother grieve in peace.
Taylor Girlz speaks on motherhood, not hanging with cheap people, avoiding the messiness in the music industry
“In this industry you got to have a team, everybody got different ideas.” ~ Taylor Girlz
Taylor Girlz (Daysha and Ti) revisit The Progress Report Podcast (Lalaa Shepard, Boss Britt, and DJ eXeL) to speak on purchasing a house together, Ti’s skin care line, Daysha being a new mother, and “You The Type” new single produced by ATL Jacob.
Big Vee_vvs speaks one missing out on her teenage years when her mom passed, beating a gun case, investing in new teeth
“Music is my cope” ~ Big Vee_VVs
Big Vee_vvs skips class with The Progress Report to speak about taking all her pain and putting it into music, the independent grind, motherhood since a young teen, weight gain multi vitamins, entrepreneurship, becoming more professional, new music, and hometown support.
MackBenWidIt speaks on police hating on his movement in VA, getting paid shows now, living for his kids
“I make music for everybody, bench warmers to ballers, workers and the bosses, you got to feel it” ~ MackBenWidIt
MackBenWidIt returns to The Progress Report to skip class with Lalaa Shepard to discuss his upcoming project ‘The Beginning’ releasing in July, Don’t Fold Entertainment label, hometown support and issues with police, living for his kids, and progress!
K Shiday speaks on mentally clocking out prior to being released from 1017, adjusting to fame, BBL
“It was a struggle, I felt it was so much time from when the people saw me being with my last label and stuff like that… the time frame from when I dropped was like.. now I gotta go in and grab my supporters again and show them… it was probably a little confusing for some of them.. now its all about being consistent and not going ghost” ~ K Shiday when asked about releasing her latest project ‘Jukebox’ independently
K Shiday skips class with Lalaa Shepard of The Progress Report to speak about her departure from Gucci Mane’s 1017, relationship status with former label mates, social media putting females against each other, new music, NFT ventures, and motherhood.
Levi2Official speaks on being QC artist Lakeyah official DJ, becoming a Coalition DJ, relocating to ATL from Detroit
“I’m my own walking brand” ~ Levi2Official
Levi2Official skips class with The Progress Report to speak on living a peaceful life, growing up in Detroit and relocating to Atlanta, becoming a Coalition DJ and the official DJ for Quality Control female artist Lakeyah.
MariahLynn speaks on social media affecting her body image, current relationship status with Rich Dollaz, Cardi B
“Why did I not know my full value and why didn’t I add tax? Cause that’s what I do now” ~ MariahLynn
MariahLynn skips class with The Progress Report to speak on working on herself and rebranding her career, writing her own music and new EP ‘My Life’, her body image, current mindset, love life, and her nonprofit.
YB Landlord speaks on being Jeezy’s son, telling him to sign Rich Homie, creating his own lane, attending Jeezy Gucci Verzuz
“I set my own mark in the streets outside of being Jeezy’s son” ~ YB Landlord
YB Landlord skips class with Lalaa Shepard of The Progress Report to speak about what it was like being Jeezy’s son, misconceptions, seeing him grow as a man, getting into music, and paving his own way.
Z Money says he’s forever 1017, joint mixtape with Gucci, Big Moochie Grape, Young Dolph
“I never knew I was gon be a rapper, I never wanted to be a rapper, I always wanted to be the biggest trapper” ~ Z Money
Z Money skips class with Lalaa Shepard of The Progress Report to speak on the independent grind, his 4Ever Paid Record Label, becoming a man on the Westside of Chicago, signing to Gucci Mane and studio sessions with Yung Mal, Hoodrich Pablo Juan, Quill, and speaking to Key Glock and Big Moochie Grape after Young Dolph passed.
Seven BIG GLIT Montana talks losing his mother while doing 7 years in prison, people of color being overly sentenced
“I write my life, it comes to me in freestyle form because its my everyday life” ~ Seven BIG GLIT Montana
Seven BIG GLIT Montana skips class with The Progress Report to share how it was doing 7 years in federal prison for trafficking and distribution, adjusting to life outside of prison, being into music since a youngster, upcoming project with Zaytoven, and his GLIT brand.
YFN Kay says music sucks without YFN Lucci, says Bankroll Fresh was the next Jeezy, big brother duties
“It’s a lot of responsibilities having a rich brother, a millionaire brother, a very hopeful and positive brother. My work is never done being the older brother” ~ YFN Kay
YFN Kay skips class with Lalaa Shepard to speak on diversification in Atlanta, gifting his mom 100,000 in cash when YFN Lucci made it, doing music before YFN Lucci, addresses YFN Lucci’s current legal issues, and he remembers Bankroll Fresh and Nipsey Hussle.
Salma Slims speaks on dating 24hrs, starting out in a girls group, being bilingual, upcoming cosmetic line
“I’m a very spiritual person I put God first with everything I do” ~ Salma Slims
Salma Slims skips class with The Progress Report to speak about her new music, what its like dating 24hrs, modeling, and upcoming cosmetic line.
Lil Mama speaks on being publicly forgiven by Jay-Z, Bow Wow comparisons, “Push It” Remix with Ceasar Christian
“Don’t forget where you come from” ~ Lil Mama
Lalaa Shepard sat down with Lil Mama and Florida Hip Hop recording artist Ceasar Christian at Live Hip Hop Daily Studios in ATL for a live interview at their “Push It” remix music video release party. The event was the star studded including attendance by Drea Kelly, Dorien Wilson, most known for his role as Professor Oglevee on The Parkers, Drumma Boy, and many others! During the conversation, Ceasar Christian speaks on being independent, linking with Lil Mama, and Lil Mama addresses her issues with a lack of representation amongst female rappers, reflects on Bow Wow look alike comments, and being forgiven publicly by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys.
When is it ok to discipline your step child? Should men have to pay child support if the woman makes more money?
0:45 Will Smith slap + Chris Rock ticket sales skyrocketing
7:26 G Herbo & Ari
When is it ok to discipline your step child?
15:19 Pete Davidson hanging with North West (inappropriate behavior?)
18:04 Kandi Burrus and Block issues
Should men have to pay child support if the woman makes more money?
22:00 DMV rapper Goonew funeral controversy
D Swervo speaks on her sexuality, Kanye West co-sign, being raised in the streets, taking care of her autistic brother
“One thing about me, I still like to be called a girl, I cherish that I’m a girl” ~ D Swervo
15 year old D Swervo talks about growing up in the streets of Miami, Florida being raised by her grandmother, helping raise her older brother with autism, her sexuality, and building her own label called Chase That Bag.
Hoodrich Keem speaks on becoming Hoodrich, Young Thug doing his tag, Wheezy teaching him how to produce
“I wanted people to ride around and hear my drops” ~ Hoodrich Keem
Hoodrich Keem returns for his second interview with Lalaa Shepard of The Progress Report to speak on how he become a household brand, joining Hoodrich with DJ Scream and DJ Spinz, Slurred Words movement with Babyface Ray, getting into production with Wheezy, Young Thug creating his first tag, and reflects on relationships with A$AP Yams, Fredo Santana, Young Dolph, and Hoodrich Pablo Juan.
The Progress Report all female cypHER, 1501 Ent, Omeretta, Latto, and SXSW 2022 recap
.38 Omeretta interview
.50 The Progress Report all female cypHER social media contest
2:37 SXSW 2022
8:11 1501 Ent Kona Lisa, Carl Crawford, Megan Thee Stallion
11:45 how do you feel about starting businesses with your girlfriend?
15:00 Kanye West Yeezy x Nicki Minaj x Kim Kardashian
16:22 Kodak Black and Latto “beef”
Omeretta speaks on “Sorry Not Sorry” (Atlanta) controversy, her relationship with Latto, dating someone in prison
“Sorry Not Sorry” is not a diss, its a public service announcement” ~ Omeretta
Omeretta joins The Progress Report Podcast to speak on her rule book for people claiming Atlanta, confidence as a brown skin woman, running away from home as a youth and appearing on reality TV, people thinking she’s a new rapper, not getting on Lil Baby’s “On Me” remix, and much more!