Out Da Box Talks Episode 51 (Uptown XO Interview)

Host Cril talks with Washington D.C. Emcee "Uptown XO" on his early journey rap, growing and developing as an artist in D.C., collaborating with Oddisse and yU to form the Hip Hop group "Diamond District", his 2 new projects "Culture Over Corporate 1 and 2", the significance of the title and more.  Listen below or at this link

Out Da Box Talks Episode 50

In this Episode 50 of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril decided to do a LIVE show without the usual artist interview to Celebrate the 50th Episode, give updates on Out Da Box Talks, and share Hip Hop News.  The show originally aired LIVE on Mixcloud on Wednesday October 28th and included music which can  also be heard below or over at our mixcloud page .  Here you can check the main Talk audio from host Cril with a guest phone call from Co Host A-Level near the end of the show.  We talk about Emcee "Rapsody's" recent Lyricist of The Year Award from BET, Dope Hip Hop Albums and EPs recently released, Raekwon The Chef's Upcoming Memoir, Purple Tape 3, his upcoming Documentary, Common's New LP and more. 

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Our Out Da Box Media Patreon Page is officially up! We have exclusive artist interview audio clips (only made available to subscribers and not available to anyone else).  New clips are uploaded mostly weekly but sometimes on a bi weekly basis, plus you have access to at least a dozen exclusive audio clips (which will continue to grow in number consistently).  Scroll through and take a look at some of the artists we feature with exclusive clips at this link or visit our Out Da Box Media Patreon page at www.patreon.com/outdaboxmedia

Out Da Box Talks Episode 49 – ILLOGIC Interview

In this Episode of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks in depth with Emcee/ Producer “ILLOGIC” about his inspirations to rap and also produce, he talks about his experimental approach to music, the purpose of the successful “Super Duty Tough Work Podcast” he shares with fellow Emcee “Blueprint”, how he defines success as it relates to the podcast, his recent "Cosmogramma Interpretations EP" and the inspiration for the project.  For the remainder of the interview, ILLOGIC takes the time to delve deep into the sounds, the themes and some of the lyrics on his latest Solo Album entitled “Autopilot”. He talks about his hands on approach to the LP, his first album where the rapping , producing, mixing and even photography is all done by him. He explains why he chose to title the project "Autopilot" and uncovers the meaning behind some of the intriguing lyrics on the album. This interview was a special one! I approached the questions with the intention of learning as much as I could about the Autopilot LP to get a better understanding of ILLOGIC's creative approach with the project.  I certainly hope you enjoy and if you listen to the album, it enhances your experience! ILLOGIC's "Autopilot" is currently available on his bandcamp page and just updated is NOW on streaming services.  You can listen to this episode below or at this link

Out Da Box Talks Episode 48 – Napoleon Da Legend Interview

In this Episode 48 Of Out Da Box Talks, host Cril talks with Native D.C. Emcee "Napoleon Da Legend" on his inspirations to Emcee and have a career in Hip Hop, he also talks about his upbringing and how it has influenced his perspective and thought provoking rhymes, how he got the name Napoleon, maintaining consistency as an artist and eventually getting to a place where one can enjoy the fruits of their labor.  He also talks about the themes and inspirations for his recent Street Universe LP with producer Giallo Point, his The Stuff Of Legend Project with Producer Ro Data and his latest Dragon Ball G project produced by himself.  The interview is quite insightful and gives a good glimpse into the creative mindset of Napoleon Da Legend.  His catalog is extremely vast and there's so much to uncover with his clever approach to Hip Hop albums, but hopefully this interview introduces you if its your first time learning of him.  If you are already familiar, then hopefully the conversation enhances your experience with his music.  Be Inspired, Enjoy! Listen below or at this link

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Out Da Box Talks Episode 47 (Jamil Honesty Interview)

In this Episode of Out Da Box Talks, host Cril talks with native Staten Island, now Baltimore, MD Emcee "Jamil Honesty" on his inspiration to Rap, growing up in Staten Island, moving to Baltimore and developing as an artist.  He also talks about his collaboration with Producer "Hobgoblin" and the Marty Music series, as well as some of the themes on the latest project, telling his truth in his music, his approach as an artist and much more. Jamil's sound is very reminiscent of the raw 90's Wu Tang, East Coast Hip Hop sound but he demonstrates in his own unique way.  Definitely a sharp lyricist who has a lot to offer to the hip hop artform.  I certainly hope you enjoy and are inspired by this interview.  Listen below and at this link

Out Da Box Talks Episode 46 (J. Sands Interview)

In this Episode of Out Da Box Talks, Host Cril talks with native Pittsburgh Emcee "J. Sands" on his inspirations to Emcee and pursue music, his beginnings with Hip Hop group "Lone Catalysts" comprised of himself and producer "J. Rawls", learning the music business and growing as an entrepreneur and independent artist, his latest project VFBOYAB "Vote For Biden Or You Aint Black", why he chose to title the Album after the said Joe Biden comment, the "Karen" track which takes a thought provoking approach and critically expounds on the popular "Karen Meme" as well as the idea of white privelage, his new single "Da Rona" reflecting on the effects of the Corona virus and the impact of the pandemic,  his previous "The Black Revolution Album", some of the subject matter and themes on the LP and more.  Listen below or a this link

Out Da Box Talks Episode 45 (Speech of Arrested Development Interview)

Originally aired on our youtube channel: Out Da Box TV, Hosts Cril and A-Level talk in depth with native Milwaukee Emcee, and southern Hip Hop pioneer "SPEECH" of the Grammy Award winning Hip Hop group "Arrested Development" on his early ubringings, his inspirations to pursue music,  growing with Arrested Development, from the good times to the challenges and good again, his current relationship with the original members of the group, who AD comprises of today, their Brand New LP "Don't Fight Your Demons", collaborating with Producer "Configa", his Christianity faith and how he views it, the impact of the late but important "Baba Oje" and what he meant to Arrested Development, his docuseries "The Nigga Factory", consciousness in Hip Hop and much more.  Be Inspired! Check out he full video of the episode on our youtube channel Out Da Box TV above and listen to the audio below or at this link.