Out Da Box Talks Episode 13 (Homeboy Sandman Interview)

In this 13th Episode of Out Da Box Talks 2019.  Host Cril talks with Native NYC emcee "Homeboy Sandman" about his latest LP "Dusty" now available on Mello Music Group.  He gives insight on how the album title came to be, his relationship in working with DUSTY's producer "Mono En Stereo" as well as the most valuable things he's learned from his experience releasing music with Stones Throw Records.  At the request of host "Cril", Homeboy Sandman takes the time to explain the meaning behind some of his intriguing lines from songs like "Easy" and "Live and Breathe" and he even expounds on some mindful convo inspired by his recent interview with Peter Rosenberg on Hot 97 Radio.  If you're a fan of Homeboy Sandman as a creative artist especially his lyrics on DUSTY, this interview will be an insightful one to check for.  Enjoy. Listen below and at this link

Out Da Box Talks Episode 12 (Pharoahe Monch’s debut re-release, Yasiin Bey’s New Project etc.)

In this Episode 12 of "Out Da Box Talks", Hosts Cril and A-Level talk about Pharoahe Monch's re-release of his solo debut "Internal Affairs", Yasiin Bey's (Mos Def's) new studio album, De La Soul being one of the most underrated Hip Hop groups and Nas expressing how he's tired of celebrating Illmatic as referenced from his recent interview Haute Living.  Enjoy! Listen below and at this link

Out Da Box Talks Episode 11 (Responsibility Of Hip Hop)

In this episode 11 of Out Da Box Talks Hosts Cril and A-Level speak on some of the dope Hip Hop Albums recently released including Little Brother's "May The Lord Watch" as well as Skyzoo and Pete Rock's Retropolitan, Von Pea's "City For Sale" and Ghostface Killah's new LP.  Cril and A-Level also talk about Legendary Emcee "Rakim" and his brand new Book "Sweat The Technique" reflecting on his interview recently with The Breakfast Club.  They also talk about Impact of Hip Hop music and the resonsibility that lies on both the listener and artists.  This is a long but insightful show and we were excited to have this discussion since its been a minute from our last podcast.  Check out the full audio online at Anchor.fm, Spotify or Apple Podcasts by just searching for "Out Da Box Talks".  Props to Break Bred studio in Brooklyn who's location we've recording this epiosde in.  Look for more dope shows from us as 2019 continues.  Listen below and at this link

Out Da Box Talks Episode 10 (Nas, Dapper Dan, Freddie Gibbs, MF DOOM)

In this Episode 10, Out Da Box Talks hosts Cril and A-Level speak on Jaden Smith and dead prez "doing good in hip hop" and the impact of fashion icon "Dapper Dan" coming off the heels of his recent press campaign surrounding his new book "Made In Harlem: A Memoir".  We also talk about the new Freddie Gibbs and Madlib LP "Bandana" and respond to Freddie's recent claims of being a better Rapper than MF DOOM.  Cril and A-Level also take the time to talk about rapper "Nas'" new LP "Lost Tapes 2" and dig into what makes him great as an artist while being aware of what we perceive as mistakes he's made when it comes to choosing beats and producers to work with. This interview definitely goes in-depth on all mentioned subjects.  Enjoy!

Out Da Box Talks Episode 9 (Is Hip Hop Still A Culture?)

In Episode 9 of Out Da Box Talks, hosts Cril and A-Level speak on their picks for the best Hip Hop albums of the year (so far) and Talk in depth about whether or not Hip Hop is still viewed as a Culture instead of a Game?  This episode was inspired by a Sway In The Morning interview  which featured the renowned Jungle Brothers hip hop group and sparked the topic of "Hip Hop Culture vs The Game and what happened" for hosts Cril and A-Level to dissect.  This is a topics that we likely see a part 2 episode happening  with and would like to get feedback from our listener base on their opinions.  Definitely feel encouraged to take a listen and enjoy!  Listen below and at this link

Out Da Box Talks Episode 8 (Elzhi Interview)

In our latest Out Da Box Talks Episode, Host Cril builds with Detroit Michigan's super lyricist "Elzhi" on a variety of intriguing topics including his inspiration to become an emcee, his experience being a member of the successful Detroit group "Slum Village", working with J. Dilla and his writing approach as an emcee.  During a point in the interview Elzhi reflects on his experience dealing with depression and how he was able to overcome the challenging period.  Elzhi goes on to talk about his lyrical inspirations including which emcee's have highly inspired his pen game, and collaborating with Producer "Khrysis" for the Jericho Jackson album.  The interview gets in-depth about Elzhi's talents as an emcee and his overall approach to writing music.  Its definitely was one of the special interviews I was honored to do, as Elzhi is literally in my top 3 of favorite emcees today.  If you're a fan of Elzhi or just a fan of superior lyrical skills, I believe you'll definitely like this interview.  Enjoy! Listen below and at this link

Out Da Box Talks Episode 7 (Coach Nym Interview)

In this brand new Episode of Out Da Box Talks, host "Cril" builds with "Coach Nym", a current Emcee, Producer, Personal Trainer and RBG Fitclub representative. Nym is also an original member of RBG People's Army crew affiliated with the legendary Hip Hop group "dead prez". He recently released a full length hip hop album entitled "Healthy Gangsta" which serves as a strong inspiration for those who are interested in living a healthier lifestyle through fitness, diet and mental discipline. During the interview, Nym takes the time to talk about his inspiration for creating the new album, his journey from growing up in the south bronx to moving to Miami South Beach and changing his lifestyle towards better health. He also talks about his history with the renowned hip hop group dead prez through the People's Army RBG crew, his experience as a Jiu Jitsu student and the benefits he's gained from Martial Arts ever since his time as youth. He has had success in training clients who are suffering with Parkinson's Disease and is the owner of "Active Is Fit" a company dedicated to help others through fitness and wholistic Health. You can find his instagram at @coachnym and @activeisfit. His album "Healthy Gangsta" is available on all streaming/ digital music platforms and features emcee Stic.Man of dead prez along with motivational lyrics and energetic beats by Coach Nym himself. Be Inspired and Enjoy! Listen below and at this link

Out Da Box Talks Episode 6 (Steele of Smif-N-Wessun)

In this in-depth interview, Host Cril talks with "General Steele" of renowned Hip Hop Duo "Smif-N-Wessun".  The discussion begins with the inspiration for Smif-N-Wessun's latest LP "The ALL" and takes it back to how the group came to be.  Steele gives dope insight into how he originally met members of the distinguished Boot Camp Clik, reflecting back on their days of coming up in Brooklyn.  Our Host "A-Level' was not present for this show but sent in some intriguing questions about the 1995 Source Awards and what is was like for Smif-N-Wessun to be a part of the Award nominations that year as well as the tense scene with NY hip hop meeting artists of the South and West Coast for one of the first collective times. Steele also took time to talks about his relationship with the Late Great "Sean Price" as well as his experience working with the Late Great "Tupac Shakur" as well.  This interview clocks in almost close to an hour including so much more topics and takes on a really relaxed vibe.  Much Props to General Steele for granting us the time to build and big ups to Tek who wasn't able to be present for the interview on both releasing what I consider to be one of the very best Hip Hop albums to come out this year entitled "The All".  It definitely is sure to make my top 10 if not top 5 and already one of my favorite "Smif-N-Wessun" Albums of all time.  Be sure to check out the full audio interview here, on spotify or itunes as well as on our Out Da Box Radio station and look for the video soon on youtube. Special thanks as well to Cynical for hooking up this wonderful interview, shout to Taliagem for recording the video and assisting in the interview and thanks to Cast Sound lab studios for the recording space. Enjoy! Listen below and at this link

Out Da Box Talks Episode 5 (Ash Cash Interview)

Out Da Box Talks host Cril talks with Financial Expert "Ash Cash" on variety of topics relevant to the financial upliftment of the african american, working class & hip hop community.  Topics are inspired by Ash Cash's successful literary work entitled "The Wake Up Call" a book inspired by accomplished Artist "Jay-Z" which Ash took the time to decipher financial jewels displayed by Jay on this impactful album.  Ash speaks about everything from his upbringing in Harlem's St. Nick Housing Projects, and gives his professional insight on topics of ownership, passive income, real estate, stocks, starting your own business and more.  We talk about how hip hop lyrics rarely reflect education when it comes to making business moves and how he's making a difference as an author/ financial expert contributing to the culture.  He even gives us some insight into his upcoming book inspired by the financial/business minded lyrics quoted by the late great Artist "Nipsey Hussle".  This was definitely an insightful interview that many could learn from for now and years to come.  Enjoy! Listen below and at this link

Out Da Box Talks Episode 4 (Masta Ace Interview)

In this special Out Da Box Talks show.  Hosts "Cril" and "A-Level" speak in-depth with Legendary Brooklyn Emcee "Masta Ace" on a range of topics, including his beginnings in hip hop, collaborating with Producer Marco Polo, his interesting experience working with MF DOOM, his approach to concept albums, keeping his integrity and remaining relevant.  His word of advice to the younger generation and even the older headz.  Ace also talks about living with Multiple Sclerosis, how he was able to change his diet,  his experience collaborating with Spike Lee on the Crooklyn Dodgers song for the "Crooklyn" film soundtrack and working with  the legendary Juice Crew.  He even took the time to share words of wisdom from his 17 year marriage.  This was a very insightful convo and we had a wonderful time buildin' with such a respectful and humble veteran in hip hop.  Masta Ace's presence in Hip Hop is certainly a jewel and one we highly value for his ongoing contributions.  Much thanks to him for being open to speaking with us.  Enjoy! Listen below and also at this link