This week J and Saxxx reach an epic milestone in the Microphone Masters series – Episode 200!
I (Rud) still have the email from J that first raised the prospect of the radio show – 04/01/2011 at 03:15. That was followed with the shows pitch;
“Something along the lines of a talkshow format where the subject matter revolves around hip hop. a slightly greater emphasis on underground artists and A sprinkle OF some music in THERE [plus] some opinions and the like.”
By January 10th 2011 I had a demo, and on January 24th we launched the very first episode of the Microphone Masters Radio Show – which you can still here right here. After we relaunched the site in 2012 it found a new home here where all subsequent episodes can be found.
The accomplishment is incredible and I’m immensely proud of what J, Blaze, Nix and Saxx have gone on to do in the following 8 years! They’ve amassed an unbelievable amount of content – roughly 350 hours (30GB of server space) of Hip-Hop, opinions, culture and interviews [remember though the guys prefer the term ‘conversation!’]
In that time MM has welcomed countless artists including MC Eiht, Rodney O, Knoc-Turn’Al, Erk Tha Jerk, Lunch, Ras Kass, Hittman, Problem, Fashawn, Balance, Kokane, Bad Lucc, Defari, Raekwon, Wendy Day, King T, Cousin Fik, Keith Murray, Kxng Crooked, Pharaoh Monch, TQ, Planet Asia, Paris, Dubb, E-A-Ski, Jelly Roll, Masta Ace, Dirty Birdy, Swifty McVay, Murs and The D.O.C. – with many artists making repeat appearances – showcasing the affection artists have for the show.
J-Luv and Starr Saxxxon explain;
Who would have thought that the show launched by J-Luv and Blaze Rock would reach a milestone such as this? Shout out to Rich Nix, who is not only a member of J-Luv’s crew Tha Unda but was co-host for a time as well. J and Saxxx want to thank Rud, the founder of DubCNN , for the love and support. Thank you to all of the conversations from legendary and up-and-coming emcees, producers and contributors to this thing we call Hip Hop. Here’s to 200 more episodes!
For Episode 200 the fellas are joined by a veteran emcee, N.O.K. for this week’s show. The Arizona by way of the East Coast wordsmith is no stranger to wrecking mics, crafting quality albums and providing great visuals as well. He talks about his time in the game, losing and regaining the love for the grind, expanding into writing and directing videos and short films and more.
By now you know that J and Saxxx are Lakers fans. As the season winds down they reflect on the LeBron James experiment and discuss how LBJ may have overestimated his ability to be embraced by Lakers fans and turnover the roster in his image.
Wu Tang clan is embarking on a tour overseas so J asks Starr Saxxxon to share some hilarious stories of his times seeing Wu Tang clan members in a live setting. Finally, Starr Saxxxon has issue with The Green Book and lets loose on the Oscars.
Check out songs from N.O.K., Twan Mack, A Tribe Called Quest, Large Professor, Vinnie Paz, Smif N Wessun, Runlike, Tajai and more.
Microphone Masters Radio Episode 200 (03-01-19) Tracklist
A Tribe Called Quest – Sucka Nigga
Smif N Wessun feat Rick Ross – Let Me Tell Ya
Runlike & Pac0naut – I’ma Do It
Vinnie Paz – Sundae Bloody Sundae
Twan Mack – BiPolar
N.O.K. Conversation Part 1
N.O.K. – Remember
N.O.K. – The Truth
Extra Prolific feat Tajai – Let It Ride
Sir Michael Rocks – Hate Me Too
N.O.K. Conversation Part 2
N.O.K. – Waiting For
N.O.K. – Neva Know
Liknuts – Grumpy Crocodile
Nas feat Large Professor– Loco-Motive
Public Enemy – Burn Hollywood Burn
Mr. Miranda & 3Kubebeats – Do You Still?
Microphone Masters Radio Episode 200 (03-01-19) Show (Stream/Download)
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