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OG Hot 97 on-air personality and one half of the Juan Epstein movement Cipha Sounds joins Jack and Dallas Penn on the new installment of The Combat Jack Show.
This week, Cipha Sounds from Hot 97 and Juan Epstein dropped by and shared his history from being Lil Kim’s DJ to opening up for Funk Master Flex at the Tunnel. He also talks how he broke Rihanna, the change in NY rap radio, why he wishes he stayed on satellite radio and how’s he’s doing big things in Hollywood via his Take It Personal improv movement. Eff their podcast? Not this episode.
Image via Ciph’s IG
Hit the jump for a bonus podcast, the new episode of TCJS alumni DJ Benhameen, featuring Maceo of De La Soul.
Bronson sits down for a lengthy conversation with comedians Neal Brennan and Moshe Kasher for The Champs podcast. He touches on a wide range of topics including his aversion to wearing pants, the infamous McDonald’s on West 4th Street, how he’s become the defacto “dab guy” in Rap, his childhood in Queens, his introduction to cooking and much more.
At one point he explains his dissatisfaction with the Saaab Stories EP and the way it was handled by Atlantic, plus the general lack of a clue in the major label system. So no surprises there.
Here’s a fun fact: He pays his rent off the monthly iTunes sales from Bon Appetit…Bitch! and still makes 6k a month from sales of Dr. Lecter.
Continue below for a few choice quotes.
SP and Kiss joined Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds at the Starter Clubhouse pop-up shop in NYC last week for a special live installment of the Juan Epstein podcast.
9th, Rapsody and Add-2 joined Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds for the latest installment of Juan Epstein.
Stream below. UPDATED with video after the jump.
Bobbito Garcia and special guest host Jean Grae join Jack and company for their latest episode.
When I met Bobbito back in 1989, when we were both interns at Def Jam, I never imagined dude to be facing such an illustrious career. Basketball, official #Shoemanati, a&r, label owner, author, actor, filmmaker… we talk about the origins of MF DOOM, his history with kicks, memories of the legendary Stretch & Bobbito show, his documentary ‘Doin It In The Park’ … man this is too much. PLUS Jean Grae sits in as a guest co-host. Is she gonna be a permanent feature??? Tune in.
Previously: Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Reunite on WKCR
Legendary Rap A&R Dante Ross is this week’s guest on Juan Epstein.
Says Rosenberg about the episode:
And you thought Serch was good? Listen to epic stories about the Beasties, LONS, Q-Tip, The Beatnuts, Pete Rock and CL, Brand Nubian, 3rd Bass, MF Doom, and so much more! 105 minutes of hip hop LEGEND!
In case you slept, be sure to check out our Rap Draft piece with Dante, in which he selects his ultimate Dream Team of Rappers and Execs.
Previously: MC Serch on Juan Epstein
I haven’t listened to this yet, but Rosenberg says it’s one of the best Juan Eps of all time. And I believe him because Serch was there for everything.
Arguably one of the great Juan eps of all time. Serch tells stories of Slick Rick as a high school sophomore, meeting Russell Simmons in 1980, forming 3rd Bass, the death of Subroc (and subsequent birth of MF Doom), and his history with Nas. Epic!
Wale is the latest guest on Juan Ep. Says Rosenberg about the episode:
People asked for Wale — we made it happen. Now you make up your own mind on if you like the episode or not. It’s a weird one.
Previously: Wale – Walk N’ Live
Since they talk about Jay-Z during this episode, I’ve also included Ciph’s Jay-Z Birthday mix (Hov is 44 today) below.