Consequence’s History of A Tribe Called Quest on Juan Epstein

Thursday, September 10th, 2015


Consequence joins Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds for a special A Tribe Called Quest themed installment of Juan Epstein. He touches on everything from Q-Tip’s guest spot on “Buddy”, to his work on “Groove Is In The Heart”, all the way up to Cons’ extensive presence on Beats, Rhymes And Life and how he found himself in the middle of the Q-Tip vs. Phife static during a conversation at Phife’s crib in Atlanta. It’s a fascinating listen for any big Tribe fan and it provides a bunch of context for some of the group’s most iconic records and their historic split.

Listen below.

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Mister Cee Talks Biggie on Juan Epstein

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015


Mister Cee joins Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg on the new episode of Juan Epstein for the definitive Biggie retrospective.

Previously: 10 Classic Biggie Smalls Mixtape Cuts

The First Juan Epstein Ever

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

“I don’t really even know what a podcast is” – Ciph

Wow, I clearly remember listening to this. #YouWasntThere

We first linked to an episode of #JuanEp in February of 2008, so I want to say this is from some time in late 2007. The early episodes are no longer available on iTunes so Rosenberg decided to re this up for giggles.

Previously: Cipha Sounds Leaves Hot 97

The Streets Owe Me ft. Bodega Bamz, Joell Ortiz & Cipha Sounds (Trailer)

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

It seems Bodega BAMZ has a budding acting career going doesn’t he? Here’s a trailer for a new short film from his Tanboys crew that also features Joell Ortiz and the recently liberated Cipha Sounds. Remember when BAMZ and Ciph did this? That was classic.

Look out for Sidewalk Exec to drop April 14th.


Previously: Hell Train ft. Bodega BAMZ, Chaz Williams (Trailer)

Cipha Sounds Leaves Hot 97

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015


After 17 years, Ciph decides to leave Hot 97.

Official statement below:

Effective immediately, Cipha Sounds is no longer with WQHT HOT 97 FM. Cipha Sounds said, “After 17 years, I’m leaving Hot 97. I’m changing my relationship status from ‘it’s complicated’ to ‘single’. It’s been an amazing ride – from intern to weekends to morning show host to fill Angie’s seat in afternoons. Many years of incredible, life-changing experiences and enough amazing memories to last five lifetimes. The next move is already underway and I promise it’s going to be huge.”

Best wishes to the homie Ciph but I think he’ll be ok. I still need my “weekly” Juan Epstein fix from him & Peter though.

Video: Buckshot on Cipha Sounds’ Take It Personal Improv

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Black Moon and Duck Down principal Buckshot joins Cipha Sounds at the Take It Personal Hip-Hop Improv showcase at the UCB Theatre. He tells a story about spending time in LA working with 2Pac and scheming on his last two sodas and performs “Who Got Da Props” at the end.

Previously: Buckshot & P-Money ft. Raz Fresco – Just Begun

Video: Troy Ave & BSB on Cipha Sounds Take It Personal Improv

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Troy and Team BSB join Cipha Sounds and the A Tribe Called Yes! players at the Take It Personal Hip-Hop Improv show at the UCB Theatre. Troy shares tales of groupies on the road and the misadventures of some of their game impaired homies, and the improv group freestyles some sketches. At one point they get interrupted by an Amber Alert, which then gets worked into the show. Improv!

Previously: Troy Ave’s XXL Freshman Freestyle

Video: Cipha Sounds & Drewski ft. Maino, Bodega Bamz, Chinx, Troy Ave, Mack Wilds & City Boy Dee – Banned From Radio

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Previously: Behind The Scenes

Bodega Bamz vs. The NYPD (ft. Cipha Sounds)

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Cipha Sounds plays your typical NYPD Detective in this new promotional clip from Bodega Bamz.

Previously: Flatbush Zombies & Bodega Bamz Live From the Road

Video: Cipha Sounds & Drewski ft. Maino, Bodega Bamz, Chinx Drugz, Troy Ave, Mack Wilds & City Boy Dee – Banned From Radio (Behind the Scenes)

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Cipha Sounds and Drewski are joined by Maino, Mack Wilds, City Boy Dee and many others on the set of the video for their single “Banned From Radio”.

Previously: Cipha Sounds & Drewski ft. Maino, Bodega Bamz, Chinx Drugz, Troy Ave, Mack Wilds & City Boy Dee – Banned From Radio