Episode 53: DJ Chuck Chillout: A Podcast Dedicated to Prince

This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, Ice and Mick are joined by producer and New York radio legend, DJ Chuck Chillout. Mick, Ice and Chuck talk about the recent death of Prince, what that means for the future of music, the death of Billy Paul, Tom Clancy's The Division for Xbox, this summer's The Art Of Rap festival and how DJ Chillout became a New York radio legend

Episode 52: A Universal Hip Hop Museum Gives Hip Hop What it Deserves

 

 

This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, the two legends are joined by two hip hop innovators, Rocky Bucano and Cut Man LG. The four discuss unheard recordings of the late Notorious B.I.G, history of promoting hip hop records on college radio, and why the world and hip hop culture needs to back plans to create a universal hip hop museum.

Check out more about the Hip Hop Museum here http://www.uhhm.org/ and remember to RSVP now so you can take part in the initial design development of the first home for Hip Hop. Event will be Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 5:00 PM (EDT) . More information is here Uhhmdesigncypher.eventbrite.com

Music used In this Episode: Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'

Episode 51: Flatbush Zombies Talking Real Shit

This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, Ice and Mick are joined by the Flatbush Zombies. Ice, Mick and the Zombies talk which psychedelic drugs Ice should try, video games, origin of the group's name, rules while on tour and their debut album '3001: A Laced Odyssey'.

Music used In this Episode: Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'

Episode 50: Full Force; Producers Extraordinaire

What does artists such as: Nicki Minaj, Lil' Kim, UTFO, Doctor Ice, Samantha Fox, Patti LaBelle, Jasmine Guy, The Force M.D.s, Britney Spears, James Brown, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync, La Toya Jackson, and Selena have in common? They've all worked with the great producer/music group, Full Force. Two of the group's members, B-Fine and Bow-Legged Lou, joined Mick and Ice T to talk about their extensive production credits, career, the first meeting with The Kangol Kid, how The Police influenced the track Roxanne, Roxanne, the passing of Nancy Reagan and Zoe Saldana playing Nina Simone in the new movie, Nina.

Music used In this Episode: Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'

Episode 48: Ja Rule(s) in Black History Month: Classic Stories from a Living Legend

This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, Ice and Mick are joined by "It's Murda"..Ja Rule!!! The OGs talk the Super Bowl, Ja Rule's reality show 'Follow the Rules", lessons his grandfather taught him, lessons he learned from his stint in prison and hip hop beginnings of the Queens, NY artist.

Music used In this Episode: Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'

Episode 46: Afrika Bambaataa and Mr. Biggs Bridging the Generation Gap

This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, Ice and Mick are joined by two living legends; Afrika Bambaataa and Mr. Biggs of Soulsonic Force. Bam and Mr. Biggs break down the origins of the Zulu Nation, the origins of Hip Hop, and what we should know in order to fight against a system which is stacked up against us.

Music used In this Episode: Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'

Throwback 2015 Final Level, Part 2

This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, We hear part 2 of some of the best interviews by Ice and Mick of 2015. Listen to some great conversations with Busta Rhymes, Raekwon, Scarface, Alex "Super AJ" Jordanov, Busy Bee, Grandmaster Caz, Treach from Naughty By Nature, Ice's wife, Coco and a conversation about Dungeons and Dragons.

Music used In this Episode: "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'" and dungeons and dragons "Troubled Times"