A Tribe Called Kast
Did y'all hear about the A Tribe Called Kast super group!?!? Well it was a real thing. No I'm not high! Big Boi and Ali Shaheed Muhammad confirmed it in a live interview. No misquotes. No edits. Can you imagine that?!?! WE DID. On this episode we breakdown what could've been. EPIC is the first word that comes to mind but we had plenty more to say than that. Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
Hip Hop Car Talk
Car talk doesn't mean what you think. We were actually IN THE CAR! We had some errands to run so we chopped it up in the whip. That's where we listen to music most anyway. And it's definitely home for many a great conversation. AND we wanted to do episodes from the whip when we first started the show. With all the being said, we talked Yandhi (spoiler alert: Yandhi didn't happen as of yet), Carter V, Logic and Lupe's Drogas Wave. We enjoyed it. Hope you do too. Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
Spotify For The Win
Spotify for Artists is a real thing and we think it's gonna shake the industry up. In direct competition with SoundCloud, Spotify has decided to... if you don't know yet, listen to this episode. We break it down and give a few predictions on what the fall out might be. Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
Our Most Random Convo Yet
The Homie It's Hustle (thank you again for the intro music Bruh) came through and we just chopped about EVERYTHING. We literally just cut the mic on and started talking. It's some pretty funny stuff in here; some good content too. I promise lol. So bear with us, and if you hear something you want us to expound on, hit us in the comments or on Instagram/Facebook. Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
Rundown For A Few
What up Few Tang Clan! This episode is coming to you a little out of order but never mind that. Just rock with us. We cover a few topics on this one. We start with the fact that musicians only made 12% of the 43 billion (with a B)dollars generated by the music industry in 2017. This Ep continues conversations we've had before. You remember; Jerked Ain't The Word — Industry Rule 4080...Yeah, it gets worse. There's some really good info in this one; especially for aspiring artists and producers. Dive in and don't forget to make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
Debunking Brian Rolli And The Gentrification Of Hip Hop
Who let Brian Rolli report on #HipHop and write the it for Forbes magazine no less?!?! The guy used his individual opinion of Em's "Kamikaze" album to blanket this amazing musical summer as underwhelming. Are we living in some parallel universe where two different and separate Hip Hops exist? Nope. We're living in an era in which Hip Hop is being gentrified even faster than our cities. Is there anything we can do about it? Y'all be the judge. Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
Jerked Ain’t The Word…
Industry rule Number 4080...All my real Hip Hop Heads will finish the line. On this Ep we try and figure how artists get paid from DSPs or streaming platforms. I'm still flabbergasted at what we found. If you've never heard the term "moving the goalpost" before today, google it and THEN listen to this episode. I'ma give y'all 3 words in closing Direct To Consumer. Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
Check out a few of the articles we read in research for this episode:
Half Year Review For A Few
It's been a crazy and busy year already. The last thing we wanna do is disappoint our Few Tang Clan by waiting until the end of the year to do a review of the top happenings in the Culture. We KNOW we'd forget something if we wait that long. So here's our Half Year Review For A Few...We cover albums, things that make the culture proud, things that made it cry, and our perspectives on why things are the way they are. Let us know if we missed something you consider important. Special shout out to Jay and Justus (@theejcapri) for sitting in with us and chopping it up! Hope you enjoy. Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
Criteria of a Classic Album
This is your definite criteria for a CLASSIC Hip Hop album. Hell...this is the rubric for any genre! A lens through which to gauge the "musical" quality of your favorite artists' endeavors. Really though, we contrast and compare personal biases versus global considerations. This allowed us to create a global road map for discernment. Too many big words lol? Good. You should be listening anyway LOL. Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
We Kept The Same Energy For TT aka Petunia
Okay so it's our first convo about a full R&B album...The last of the G.O.O.D. Music releases brings us Teyana Taylor. I'm not even gonna tell ya much about what we had to say. Listen for yourselves. And make sure you keep that same energy for Conversate For A Few after you do. Make room for the tag...
An Ode To Prodigy
Last week was the anniversary of the late, great emcee Prodigy from Mobb Deep. The impact Prodigy and Mobb Deep had on Allan and Jana from #ConversateForAFew is immeasurable. From the liquor we drank, cars we aspired to have, drugs we sold or used. It definitely influenced the way we rapped. Bruh wrote a few songs to the soundtrack of our young lives. We owe him more than an episode for all he gave. Yet this is our offering. RIP P. Hold ya head Dun.
Grilling NaS — Live At The BBQ
We got a bone to pick...Nas? What the f#@k are you doing Man?!?! You gotta get GRILLED!!! It's outta love though Bruh. We couldn't give him a pass. I'm pretty sure y'all ain't gonna like us after this. Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew Oh! Major shoutout to chinK, Lou, and justus for calling in to share your take on the album with us! Honorable mention to the quiet assassin Jay who was in the building today during the recording and added on his thoughts to conversation; much appreciated!
Frustrations For A Few — NaS Rant?
It's been a while since Kanye announce the release of 5 albums in a row this summer; all produced by Kanye himself. The most shocking part of the announcement was the inclusion of NAS on the list of artist due to drop. We don't know about y'all, but we at #ConversateForAFew were instantly skeptical. Will NAS really release an album. Will he pick the best beats Kanye has to offer? Since the recording of this show we've received 3 of the 5 records announce. NAS is next. We'll definitely discuss the album after it comes out. But we figured we'd let you hear what could be considered a bit of a rant. Does NAS deserve this? Are we tripping? Let us know in the comments! Make room for the tag...
Kids See Ghost Sometimes
As the G.O.O.D. Music Surgical Summer marches on we must give our take. The latest installment is #KidsSeeGhosts; the duo comprised of Kanye West and Kid Cudi. Is it a highlight? Is it a let down? Did you all care? Do y'all love it? Well we give our opinions. Let us know if you think they're valid. Are we on point or nah? Make room for the tag...
In 20 Years Will Hip Hop Exist In Its Original Form?
On this episode of Conversate For A Few we discuss the appropriation of Hip Hop and whether it will even be recognizable in its original form in 20 years. Race can be a sensitive topic. History however, is what it is. And if history serves as a teacher, Hip Hop is headed for certain theft. BE CLEAR...this conversation is more about capitalism than race. But you be the judge. Make room for the tag...
Ye For A Few
Alright Few Tang Clan! We don't generally do hot takes. And this isn't really a hot take. It's more an excited conversation about a brand new album we LOVE! We get into our favorite songs off the new Ye album. We give our opinions on where this record ranks among his others. And of course we get into the sub dissees layered throughout. There's so much more on this one. We recorded the day of the release of the album so I'm sure there will be more to talk about as Yeezy and his Surgical Summer Takeover march on. Be sure to follow us on Instagram, SoundCloud, iTunes, Stitcher and everywhere else you get your podcasts. Make room for the tag...
Daytona And The Smoke
We usually wait to let the smoke CLEAR before we dive in on a topic. But this one is moving way too fast to wait! On this episode of Conversate For A Few we chop it up about DAYTONA; the long-awaited LP from #PushaT (formerly titled #KingPush). Then there's the smoke. Push finally returned fire at Drake on Infared. And immediately!!! #Drake responds with #DuppyFreestyle. You KNOW we are here for every bit of what's about to pop off....It wouldn't be us if we didn't keep it 100 about sucka shit concerning the battle though. So the convo may seem to get a little greasy but remember, we're fans of the culture and reserve the rights to our opinions. And y'all deserve to hear them. So let's go! Make room for the tag...
This Is America Episode
We give Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino's "This Is America" song and video the conversation it deserves. We juxtapose Glover's high art against Kanye's antics and "woke" Hip Hop from earlier eras. We also get into the public's response to the song/video or lack thereof. There's so much more in this episode; too much for a simple description. Get into and let us know what you think! Make room for the tag...
Kanye's Reality Show
Two things...Excuse the audio on this episode. The only thing that went according to plan on this one was the actually conversation. Secondly, take note the timing of this episode may seem a little off. That's because the original show was accidentally deleted. BUT it was a damn good conversation so we felt it necessary to put it back out. This ain't a clout chasing episode. It's our real live feelings about what may have been the greatest troll move ever. Make room for the tag...#ConversateForAFew
ATCQ Reverse Review Volume One
On this episode we FINALLY got to do our first "Reverse Review"; where we choose an album from the past, a give it the review we feel it deserves. We decided to start with A Tribe Called Quest's last album, "We Got It From Here...Thank You For Your Service". We didn't say it had to be from the distant past, damn...lol. On this episode you'll hear why it took so long for us to get it recorded or "who" we believe was prevent it. We get into why the album sounds so sonically relevant. We also give Jarobi the kudos he deserves. That's only a glimpse of everything we discussed. The album is so dense there's no way we can give it its just due in one sitting. So we decided to review the album 4 songs at a time. We tackled the first four songs this time and we'll pick up from there shortly! Don't forget to subscribe, rate, comment and share the show! Enjoy the episode! Make room for the tag...
We Needed This One
We got a lot off our chests this episode. We talked about BIG and the anniversary of his assassination. We talked Craig Mack and his untimely passing. Karmic energy, mortality and speaking things into existence; yeah all that on a Hip Hop Podcast. We tried to give musical context to the Craig Mack/Biggie Smalls era; proving the greatness of ANY song or artists that made an impact during that time. We also ran down our Top 10 FunkMaster Flex Freestyles so far! Man it's a lot!!! Just give it a listen. If you have to stop and come back a couple times to finish...I promise we'll be here lol. Enjoy the show! And make room the the tag...
A Bump For The Artists
Conversate For A Few IS NOT a show about Classical Music. It's a show about Hip Hop hosted by Jana Avery and Allan Fuller for No Fridays For Me. This week we discuss the US Government's mandate for streaming services to pay more of streaming revenue to music publishers. But that wasn't the only big win for artists. We also get into it about Spotify and the addition of songwriter and producer credits for music on the platform. After listening back to this convo, I'm thinking Allan and I are a tad bit distrustful of the music industry and its players. Enjoy the show and don't forget to rate, comment, subscribe and share!!!
The Grammys: After The Smoke And Mirrors
Conversate For A Few IS NOT a show about Classical Music. It's a show about Hip Hop hosted by Jana Avery and Allan Fuller for No Fridays For Me. This week we're talking about the Grammy's and how they either met or, completely failed to meet our expectations. We gave it a week to let it all settle in. We tried to keep emotions and favoritism out of the discussion. Let us know how we did in the comments and on social media. Make room for the tag...
PL PL PL PL PLEASE Listen To This Podcast
Conversate For A Few got a gift in the form of a new intro song for the show! Frequent guest and Family of the show, Hustle From Raleigh drop a gem on us. The hook for the intro inspired us to do an episode giving you all the rundown on why we do the show, why we're qualified to do the show, what makes our show different and what to expect from episodes of Conversate For A Few. Be sure to subscribe, rate, follow, like and share the show. ENJOY!!!
Late To Last Year - An Ode to 2017
Conversate For A Few IS NOT a show about Classical Music. It's a show about Hip Hop hosted by Jana Avery and Allan Fuller for No Fridays For Me. This week we're fashionably late to the party. While everyone else got their year in review episodes in time enough to party for New Year's, we decided to wait until 2017 was actually OVER before we gave our take. Well it's over; and here's how we felt about it all! ENJOY!
A Line in the Sand on Ghostwriting in Hip Hop
We invited in a few guests for this week's episode of Conversate For A Few. Take a bunch of Hip Hop Heads, give'em a mic and tell them to discuss ghostwriting and you get one helluvah episode. We have rants, strong disagreements, podcast rights being revoked; all in good fun lol. Leave messages, rate the show and subscribe. Let us know what you think of the episode.
Should Hip Hop Have Sub-genres Episode
ConversateForAFew is a podcast from No Fridays For Me. This is NOT a podcast about Classical Music. It's a show about Hip Hop; cohosted by Jana Avery and Allan Fuller. This week on Conversate we'll discuss whether Hip Hop needs sub-genres. If so, what are they!?! Follow the show at ConversateForAFew on Instgram!
The Last Days of SoundCloud Episode
On the latest episode of ConversateForAFew, the newest podcast from NoFridaysForMe, we discuss the financial woes of SoundCloud, the happenings around the cash injection the made to the company by outside investors and how it may affect independent artists. I don't think we left any stone uncovered. Hell...we may have created "a few" new stones lol. Enjoy!