Bar for Bar Podcast is a podcast discussing the going ons in hip hop in depth. We really just want to get the conversation started and help grow the culture.


  • Extinction Level Event Revisited

    Extinction Level Event Revisited

    02/11/2020 Duração: 26min

    Nearly 22 years ago, Busta Rhymes dropped Extinction Level Event: The Final World Front. This project carried on the end of the world theming from his previous two projects, When Disaster Strikes and The Coming.Now you may be wondering why were talking about such an old project, but others are likely aware. Busta Rhymes just released the second installment in the ELE, with ELE2: The Wrath of God, and it's only right to take a look at the original.

  • A Conversation With: Eastshore Highway

    A Conversation With: Eastshore Highway

    26/10/2020 Duração: 01h11min

    I've said it before and I'll keep saying it, but the bay area is not to be underestimated in the music scene, and my guests today are no exception. These three gentlemen have been repping Oakland hard, and to talk about their latest collaborative project, Eastshore Highway, I'd like to welcome Mani Draper, Brookfield Deuce and DJ D Sharp to the Bar for Bar Podcast! Huge shoutout to Mani, Deuce, and Sharp for joining me on this week's podcast. Make sure you check out Eastshore Highway! It's available on all DSPs right now! Also be sure to keep your eyes and ears out for what's to come next from the bay! Video link:

  • WTF Is pgLang?

    WTF Is pgLang?

    19/10/2020 Duração: 23min

    Back in March of this year, Kendrick Lamar along with Dave Free and others formed pgLang. All we really had was a brief description and a weird video to learn what it was about. Since then there hasn't been much news regarding it, until we got an interview with Kendrick and Baby Keem. Check out the interview for yourself: Video Podcast here:

  • Cold Weather Rap

    Cold Weather Rap

    12/10/2020 Duração: 21min

    As we approach winter, you may feel an urge to listen to some of your favorite albums to really put you in the cold weather mood. No, we're not talking about Christmas music, we're talking about cold weather rap. Join me as I talk about some of the reasons I enjoy cold weather rap and what that type of music entails. As always, video episodes are here:

  • Female MCs Need More Recognition

    Female MCs Need More Recognition

    05/10/2020 Duração: 23min

    Since the beginning, women have been an integral part of hip hop, but have never really been treated that way. Let's discuss the reasons. Video episode here:

  • A Conversation With Kevin Allen

    A Conversation With Kevin Allen

    28/09/2020 Duração: 59min

    Over the past few years this man has changed his rap name, started a collective, and released the EP Heroes Eventually Die. Today I'm joined by Kevin Allen to talk about everything from his career to Grand Nationxl, Heroes Eventually Die, and way more. Kevin drops many gems that are applicable to everyone regardless of their musical taste and backgrounds. Huge thanks to Kevin for taking the time to talk to me, it's greatly appreciated. Be sure to peep Heroes Eventually Die, available on all streaming platforms! Video podcast is available here:

  • Kanye Vs The Music Industry

    Kanye Vs The Music Industry

    21/09/2020 Duração: 25min

    Over the past week, Kanye's been on a quest to change things in the industry. The gist of it is that he's pushing for artists to maintain their masters and get better deals. However, there's more to it than that. Video episode here:

  • Shorter Albums Need Love Too!

    Shorter Albums Need Love Too!

    14/09/2020 Duração: 19min

    As mentioned in every one of my reviews, the runtime of an album is very important to the listening experience. More often than not, I find myself preferring albums that are on the shorter side simply due to the lack of focus that many longer projects have. Join me as I tell you all the reasons why I like shorter albums! Also, video link is here:

  • Travis Scotts Best Album? Rodeo 5 Years Later

    Travis Scott's Best Album? Rodeo 5 Years Later

    07/09/2020 Duração: 25min

    Five years ago, (September 4, 2015) Travis Scott dropped what some may call a genre defining album with Rodeo. This album's impact may not yet be seen, but in the coming years we may see its results. Video podcast available here:

  • A Conversation with Casey Cope

    A Conversation with Casey Cope

    31/08/2020 Duração: 34min

    As I've said before, the Bay Area is not to be underestimated and my guest today is no exception. Casey Cope is a rapper from San Leandro, California and was kind enough to stop by this week to talk about himself and his latest project For Now. For Now is available on every streaming platform, and it's definitely worth a listen! Huge thanks to Casey for hopping on the podcast! As always, video's available here:

  • Hip Hop in Quarantine

    Hip Hop in Quarantine

    24/08/2020 Duração: 26min

    Quarantine's been difficult for everyone, including the music industry. Now, I'm not talking about the people who are going to be selling records no matter what, because they'll be fine. I'm talking more about the people that really rely on tour and merch sales to make a living. The same people that you might be finding more about now that everyone spends all day on social media. As always, video is available here:

  • The XXL Freshman List Isnt Bad

    The XXL Freshman List Isn't Bad

    17/08/2020 Duração: 28min

    The XXL freshman list has always been a source for the general public to learn where the sound of hip hop is going and what's currently popular. Each year 10 newer rappers are selected for the list to represent the new/current sounds in hip hop. For years, the Freshman list has been faced with criticism from many (including myself) due to their choices. However, as time passes I think it's more important to look at the sound of hip hop when the freshman class is selected rather than the individuals. As always, video podcast is available here:

  • Understanding Deluxe Editions

    Understanding Deluxe Editions

    10/08/2020 Duração: 27min

    Deluxe albums have always been a way for artists to give their fans a little more music. In the past, deluxe albums had just a few more songs at the end of the album, for the people that wanted more music and were willing to pay the extra couple of dollars. Nowadays, it feels like every album gets a deluxe version, but instead of adding just a couple of songs, they're adding an entirely new album. Video podcast available here:

  • Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...25 Years Later

    Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...25 Years Later

    04/08/2020 Duração: 28min

    On August 1, 1995, two years after the release of 36 Chambers, Raekwon the Chef dropped his debut solo album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. While this isn't the first solo Wu-Tang album, it's definitely one of my favorites. What sets this album apart from the previous Wu-Tang releases is the divergence from the typical RZA sound. This album brings about the birth of mafioso rap, which has basically taken over, even if it's not as prominent as it is on this album.   Be sure to let me know what you thought of the album when it came out or when you first listened to it. Also let me know where it ranks compared to all other Wu-Tang solo debuts! Here's Wu-Tang's breakdown of each track: Video version of the podcast:

  • Wheres Kendrick?

    Where's Kendrick?

    27/07/2020 Duração: 27min

    It's been 1200 days since Kendrick Lamar dropped Damn, and since then fans have been clamoring for a new Kendrick project. Seeing as it's been a while and he doesn't do too many features, that's understandable. However, what if he were to go a different route and do something bigger than music? Video podcast available here:

  • My Problem With Logic

    My Problem With Logic

    20/07/2020 Duração: 27min

    Logic announced his retirement from rap on July 16, 2020 with the announcement of his upcoming final album, No Pressure. This week I take you through my issues with Logic and my hopes for his future. As always, you can find the video version of this podcast here:

  • Mental Health in Hip Hop

    Mental Health in Hip Hop

    13/07/2020 Duração: 27min

    Hip hop has never been a stranger to expression. Pretty much since the beginning, rappers have been talking about things going on around them and events occurring in their lives. For years we've seen the more "mainstream" rappers basically trying to one up one another by trying to be "harder" than their peers. However, as time has gone by, we've seen a shift to rappers being more open about their mental health while peeling back these layers of hypermasculinity. From Biggie and The Geto Boys to Atmosphere to Juice WRLD and Lil Peep, hip hop artists have expressed their mental health issues, which is a good thing to see since the genre is filled with overly masculine themes. As always, you can watch the video version of the podcast here:

  • The Legacy of Pop Smoke

    The Legacy of Pop Smoke

    06/07/2020 Duração: 26min

    With the release of his debut posthumous album, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon, Pop Smoke opened the eyes of many with his music. Just over the weekend, social media has been abuzz with people taking a more wholesome and introspective look at Pop Smoke's work. Although he was only really around in the music world for a couple of years, he was still able to make an impact. As always the video is available here: 

  • BET Awards 2020 Reactions and Thoughts

    BET Awards 2020 Reactions and Thoughts

    29/06/2020 Duração: 27min

    The BET Awards aired last night (June 28, 2020), and as a long time viewer, I have some thoughts. The first part of this episode will be touching on the performances that happened at the show, while the second part will talk about the awards themselves and how I feel about that.  As usual there's also a video version of the podcast here: 

  • Best Albums of 2020 (So Far)

    Best Albums of 2020 (So Far)

    22/06/2020 Duração: 27min

    It's that time of year again, so here's a list of albums that I really enjoyed. Here's a disclaimer though; these are albums that I personally like, and this is just my opinion. I also do not list the albums in any particular order, because it's still a little early to set that in stone.  If you want to check out the video version:

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