Out Da Box Talks Episode 37 (Cashus King Interview)

In this Episode 37 of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks with LA Emcee "Cashus King" on a number of topics, including how he first got inspired to rap, meeting fellow LA Emcee "Blu" and developing a friendship. He also talks about the inspirations for his previous Emcee Name "Co$$" and why it changed to "Cashus King" as well as the meaning behind the cash symbolism in the two titles. As the interview continues, "Cashus" takes time to talk about his latest project "Weightless" including the significance of the artwork, the exclamation points in each song title, as well as some other themes the album touches on like, mind power, friendship, gravity and more. Cashus also takes a moment to talk about his unique vocal presence as an Emcee and what inspires his sometimes commanding voice in his music. He also talks about the experience of the "Black American" in response to one of his newest tracks "Triggered, A Beast of No Nation" and delves into more thought provoking topics. Hope that this interview is inspiring! Listen below and at this link

Out Da Box Talks Episode 36 (Cril and A-Level Talk Hip Hop News, Current Events, Giving Homage etc.)

In this Brand New Episode of Out Da Box Talks Episode 36, Hosts Cril and A-Level address the passing of the Late talented Malik B of The Roots, Black Thought's upcoming Stream Of Thoughts Vol. 3 with Sean C, Only Built 4 Cuban Links 25 Year Anniversary and anticipation for a Pt. 3, the negative effects of Meme Culture, Respect for Women, updates on anticipated Black Star sophomore album with Talib Kweli, Yasiin Bey and Madlib, favorite Nas albums, the potential for a Classic Versuz battle between KRS-One and LL Cool J, or KRS-One and Rakim and more.  View the full Episode at Video above.  Audio podcast now available below

Out Da Box Talks Episode 35 (StaHHr Interview) Video/Audio

Host Cril of Out Da Box interviews native Atlanta Emcee "StaHHr" on a number of insightful topics, including how she first was inspired to emcee,  why her name was initially StaHHr the F.E.M.C.E.E., and why she decided to drop the latter acronym.  She also taks about the inspiration for the the theme and cover art for her first Album "Almost Neva Was", her experience of developing self and growing spiritually throughout different stages of her journey.  She talks about how she first met MF DOOM, to having different features on a number of his Albums including her solo track "Still Dope" appearing on DOOM's "Born Like This " Album, words of advice she received from him and more.  StaHHr also takes the time to talk about her sophomore and most recent LP "Mother Nature with a Molotov", her independent and tireless effort to release that album, the positive impact her music has had on other women and girls, her brand new maxi single release with Crazy DJ Bazarro, potential producers she would like to work with for another album and so much more.  This interview is very indepth.  I certainly had a wonderful time building with StaHHr and look forward to seeing her musical career continue to develop.  Watch Episode at video above, listen to audio podcast below or at this link

Note from producer: This Interview was initially live streamed however there was an echo and my vocals as host came out a lot louder than StaHHr's so I had to edit the video in post production.  You may also recognize moments of background noise in the video, as I was unable to do a proper monitoring of the audio while the stream was live so my apologies for those sounds as well.  I really enjoyed doing this interview and I believe viewers will still be able to view and listen to this interview decently (even with the background noises and audio adjustment) so I certainly hope you enjoy.  

Out Da Box Talks Episode 34 (Wordsworth Interview) Video/Audio

Host Cril fo Out Da Box Talks, interviews Brooklyn Native Emcee "Wordsworth" on his New Book "What Words are Worth Vol. 1", his moving from New York to Florida, becoming a Music Teacher, earning his Masters, working with different producers, his brotherly relationship with Masta Ace, eMC,  his overall growth as a man, as an artist and much more

 

Out Da Box Talks: Episode 33 (Cymarshall Law Interview)

In this New Episode of Out Da Box Talks, host Cril talks with Central New Jersey Emcee "Cymarshall Law" on his New collaboration LP with "Acewonda" entitled "Crossroads", the importance of Self Love, how he's kept his integrity as an artist, his passion and Love for Hip Hop, Fatherhood, Friendship and more.  This is definitely an indepth interview and we certainly hope you are inspired! Listen below and directly at this link

New Creative and Conscious Hip Hop Mix (July 2020)

New #OutDaBoxRadio Hip Hop Music Mix, featuring Brand New Creative and Conscious Hip Hop recently released in June and July of 2020. This mix originally aired live on Sunday July 19th around 10pm EST and features a large list of really dope Hip Hop artists including Black Thought, Public Enemy, Cambatta, Buckwild, Little Brother, Murs, Pharoahe Monch, Conway, Self Scientific, Ultra Beast, A-F-R-O, Oddisee, Skyzoo, Sareem Poems, Newselph, Buddy, Wale, Blu and Exile, Rejjie Snow, MF DOOM, Cam O'Bi, Jeru The Damaja, Mr. Lif, Stu Bangas, Puma Ptah, Reef The Lost Cause, Blueprint, King Magnetic, Reks, Soul King, Born Allah, Cashius King, Eloh Kush and J Rawls, Ka, One Be Lo, Smif-N-Wessun, Che Noir and Apollo Brown, D Smoke, SiR, Lupe Fiasco, Mr. Muthafn eXquire, DJ Preservation, StaHHr and DJ Crazy Bazarro, Joey Bada$$, JSWISS and Michael Leonheart, Rapsody, United Front, Tha God Fahim, Squeegie O, GFTD, Chris Webby, Jon Connor, Big Daddy Kane, Chuck D and Loren Oden. Enjoy!  Listen at link below and on our mixcloud page

Out Da Box Talks Episode 32 (REKS Interview)

In this Episode of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks with Lawrence Mass, Emcee "REKS" on his introduction to Hip Hop through music and as a career, how he got originally linked up with fellow Massuchusetts Emcee "Termanology" and eventually collaborating with Producer "DJ Premier". The interview goes on to talk about how REK's was impacted by Hip Hop from an educational standpoint and later taps into his upcoming New LP entitled "T.H.I.N.G.S." as well as the message he hopes to convey. We also talk about the Artwork for his new single "Legacy Driven" and why he chose to display a representation of African People migrating from antiquity to present day. The interview also touches on everything from violence in the black community to overcoming longstanding obstacles due to colorism and much more. This interview is truly a thought provoking one, and I was grateful to have an important dialogue with brother Reks. I certainly hope you are inspired by this insightful interview!  Listen below directly and at this link

Out Da Box Talks Episode 31 (Black Star LP Update, Madlib, Open Mike Eagle’s New Podcast Network, Hip Hop’s Protest against Police Brutality)

In this Episode 31 of Out Da Box Talks, Hosts Cril and A-Level speak briefly on Kanye West's recent announcement to run for President, the update on the anticipated New "Black Star" album featuring "Talib Kweli, Yasiin Bey and Madlib" and the possibility that it may not be released. We also talk about Madlib and his impact as a musician, while highlighting some of our favorite collabo projects from him. A-Level takes the time to speak highly about his classic collabo Album entitled "Jaylib" with J. Dilla and the impact the project had on his experience with Madlib. We also take the time to recognize Artist "Open Mike Eagle" on the launch of his New Podcast Network "Stony Island Audio" and some of the great things he has in store for this endeavor. The show closed out on a strong note as we highlight Hip Hop's longstanding voice against police brutality long before social media and recognize artist like Public Enemy and dead prez among many others throughout hip hop history through to today that have continued to be a music voice for the people against systematic racism and oppression against black and brown people. There are no guest/artist interviews in this episode but its definitely worth checking out.
Note: Also, I would like to apologize for some of the clipping/ distortion in the audio as the recording came out a little funky. However, I still decided to put this episode up, to make sure we had a show release this friday, even with periods of clipping in the audio I feel listeners would still be able to appreciate and understand this discussion.  Listen directly below or at this link

Out Da Box Talks Episode 30 (Eloh Kush Interview)

In this Episode 30 of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks in depth with New Brunswick, NJ Emcee "Eloh Kush" on a number of thought provoking topics.  The interview starts with Eloh giving a history on how he got started in his career as an artist, to connecting with fellow Emcee Lil Sci (John Robinson) and collaborating together.  He talks about the focus of his music and the inspiration behind the spiritual and conscious references in his music, how Black Women and Men can begin to develop more respectful relationships with one another, and what he think causes some of the divide.  Eloh also talks about what motivates him to continue to be consistent with releasing music, his efforts to educate the youth and what he learns in return from these interactions, as well as what it means to have a free mind in 2020 and much more.  Listen below and at this link

Out Da Box Talks Episode 29 – Che Noir Interview

In this Episode of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks with Buffalo Emcee "Che Noir" on a number of topics including her inspiration to start rapping, how she got connected with Emcee 38 Spesh, growing up raised by a Single Mother and the wisdom she gained from the experience.  Che also talks about choosing the route of integrity / thought provoking lyrics  over the hyper sexual provocative female rap image.  She gives insight into her upcoming Album with Detroit Producer "Apollo Brown" and how her collaboration with the Legendary Black Thought came to be.  The interview also touches on the current challenges that some Black Women and Black Men share against each other and takes a glimpse at ways we can begin to communicate and develop better respect for each other.  Che also talks passionately about how she would like her music to be inspirational to young girls and boys who grow up in the struggle that she's come from and expresses how comfortable she felt making such relatable and thought provoking music on her new album "As God Intended".  Che is definitely a talent I will be looking forward to see grow in her music career and can't wait until this Apollo Brown LP is released on July 10th.  Listen below and at this link