Episode 225 – What the F is Rhubarb?

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone!! What do we have on tap for you this week? We throwback to some Celebrity Death Match, get happy about the upcoming season of Luke Cage, bring Nic Cage into hip hop, and sit down for some pizza with our Midwest Correspondent. What else? Let’s listen!

  1. Good Fight, Good Night
  2. Music As A Weapon
  3. Kurtis on Future
  4. Return of the Giant
  5. Season 2
  6. No Accent Gets an Orchestra
  7. Old Heads Unite!
  8. Classic Cage
  9. Wu News
    a. C.R.E.A.M. (Watch Sanket’s video here)
    b. European Vacation
  10. One and Done – T-Ski Valley
  11. Record of the Week – Bumpy Knuckles “Pop Duke vol. 1

Episode 224 – No New-Tang Clan

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! This week, our Facebook live video went horribly wrong, but that don’t befront me…long as I get my podcast on Thursday. What do we have on tap for you this week? Well, it’s almost Summertime in the LBC, which may explain the stupid list we bring you…it’s gotta be the heat. Oh, and more Dre than you can shake a vagina at! What are we talking about? Let’s listen.

  1. Fresh in Peace
  2. G 105 is Live!
  3. The Dove Shack
  4. Drai-dmark
  5. Are You Serious?
  6. Appreciate the Art
  7. Sorry Miss Jackson, No Reunion
  8. Wu News
    a. Have a Coke and a Smile
    b. BLASPHEMY!
  9. One and Done – Lil’ Troy
  10. Record of the Week – KMD “Black Bastards
  11. Bill Reads Lyrics

Reppin’ That Mug Life

From an Amazon search to lifelong supporter: Meet Jamie Robinson

Jamie Robinson found Death Wish Coffee on Amazon in 2013. Since then, he’s been hooked.

Without our supportive community, Death Wish Coffee wouldn’t be where it is today. That’s why we want to highlight our community members and introduce you to the people sipping on the world’s strongest coffee all day long.

Learn more about Jamie below.

How’d you first hear about Death Wish Coffee?

It was right around Christmas or New Years 2013. I looked around Amazon for coffee, so I searched for “World’s Strongest Coffee.” Funny, that just happened to be the slogan for the coffee that I would purchase with that gift card. I found Death Wish by searching for strong coffee. After 20 years in the Navy, you need to have strong coffee or it just tastes like dirty water. I have always been leery of “strong coffee” in advertisements because it is always bitter. No one wants to pay $20 for a pound of coffee that’s going to be bitter and probably get thrown away.

The first pot I made was stronger than 3-day-old Navy coffee, but didn’t have that bitter, “make your face cringe” aftertaste to it. From that day on, I was hooked. I kept buying from Amazon, because that’s where I found it. It wasn’t until almost 2 years later that I started buying from the Death Wish website. I have never looked back.

How you brewin’?

I drink my coffee black. This isn’t because I am some sort of bad ass, or that I have issues with dairy, it is because I like the flavor of coffee. Also, (another Navy reference) when you are on a ship that is at sea for lengthy periods of time, the milk goes bad and you don’t have that luxury. You drink your coffee black, or you don’t drink coffee. If I am drinking a flavored coffee (Barrel Brands) I will add creamer, though — but never sugar.

“How you brewin,’” you ask? Chemex. Every time I make coffee it is in a Chemex (unless I am traveling, then it’s French press).

What do you like to do in your free time?

Free time. I love that term. I have been retired since 2011, so you would think that all of my time is free. While I don’t actually leave my house and go to a job any more, I spend a lot of time working on my podcast, Mr. Throwback Thursday. When I am not networking, or researching for the show, I like to spend all the time that I can with my incredible wife of 24 years, Rye, my two sons Ian and Alex, and our beagle Chewie (yes, named for Chewbacca). I like movies, and LOVE music.

Talk a little more about your podcast. How’d you start it? What’s it about?

The Mr. Throwback Thursday podcast was born out of both love and spite. I love classic hip hop (1973-1998), and often had conversations with my best friend of 30-plus years, Bill, about “the good old days” of hip hop. We could sit and reminisce for hours on end, and wonder what happened to many of the artists we grew up listening to.

I had a friend that ran a podcast network, and I recommended to him that he do a classic hip hop podcast because there weren’t really any out there. He said that I should do it, since I knew more about the subject than he did. I wrote up a “proposal” explaining what the show would cover, and the basic format, and sent it to him. His response was, “One, you’ve got no radio experience, and two, after about six half-hour episodes once a month, you will run out of material.” Well, over 4 years and 223 episodes later, we are still here.

Every week, we cover current news about classic hip hop artists, an entire segment dedicated to news about the Wu Tang Clan, review two albums, and do interviews. We have interviewed legendary MCs like Chuck D from Public Enemy and DMC from, well, Run DMC. And not one single episode gets recorded without Death Wish in our mugs.

What’s your favorite community-related story?

I have met so many cool people through this community, and all because of our shared love for caffeine and clay. I would have to say that my favorite thing, though, is the way that everyone looks out for each other. Pre-Super Bowl commercial, we were a much smaller community — almost to the point where you could name the majority of the group members off the top of your head. Not that we were THAT small, but everyone knew everyone. If someone was having trouble, everyone bonded together to help them without being asked. When that person was back on their feet, they paid it forward. People would send Death Wish Coffee or mugs to each other just to see the other person’s week get better. It was like finding lost family, and Death Wish was the reason that we all found each other. Oh yeah, and that time Kane and Teah were rocking their Mr. Throwback Thursday shirts — that was a cool moment that I’ll always remember, too!

 

Episode 223 – Pass-ye

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone (well, everyone except Pass-ye). First off, big shout out to Michael Che. Next, there are some very strange terms that show up this week, so be prepared. We also get to WORLD PREMIER the new video from AG during our Facebook Live, so you should really start watching us so you don’t miss out on more super secret stuff. And William H Cosby stops by to read some lyrics. What else? Let’s listen.

  1. Mute-ye
  2. Here He Goes Again
  3. Meddle With Metal
  4. A Little Diazepam
  5. You Still Can’t Play With My Yo-Yo
  6. Game On
  7. Send Off Fit For a King
  8. Wu News
    a. Tampa Bay Rays Ain’t Nuthin to F Wit
    b. Let’s All Go to the Wu-vies
    c. Tiny Desk Genius
  9. One and Done – The Dogs
  10. Record of the Week – Shaquille O’Neal “Shaq Diesel
  11. Bill Reads Lyrics

Episode 222 – Triple Deuce

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! What in the hell does this picture have to do with this episode? We aren’t a car show, we aren’t sponsored by Pontiac (because they no longer exist), so what is it? If you go to the “Hit Us Up” button on the website and tell me the answer, maybe you will win something from the prize box! Anyway, this week Bill is on pain killers and muscle relaxers…. and that makes for a great Bill Reads Lyrics. Don’t believe me? Let’s listen.

  1. Fresh In Peace Godfather
  2. East vs West in Glasgow
  3. A Damn Shame
  4. Kanye Being Kanye
  5. Gotta Be the Shoes, Money
  6. Solo n Pepa
  7. I Dreamed That I Was….Hard
  8. Eat the Cake, Kelis
  9. Wu News
    a. Sue Tang Part 3
    b. Thanks, Funk Doc
  10. Record of the Week Part I – Eric B and Rakim “Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em
  11. Record of the Week Part Deux – DMX “And Then There Was X
  12. Artist of the Month – Shaq
  13. Bill Reads Lyrics

Episode 221 – Shark Week

His hat is like a shark’s fin! Art by Robert Bowen (www.robertbowenart.com)

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! The title of this week’s show may seem a bit obscure, but if you are a Patron, you know exactly what the title is all about. Also, if you happened to catch our Facebook Live (which we do every Monday night), you know. Anyone else? It’s now just a title. World renowned hip hop artist Askem dropped by our live stream this week. What else do you need to know about this week’s show? Let’s listen.

  1. Fuck Fill in the Blank
  2. Dogg Cherry
  3. 30 Years of a Nation
  4. 30 Years of Yo!
  5. Spice It Up
  6. From Rap to Reality
  7. Illmatic Live
  8. Rakim Said Knock You Out
  9. Wu News
    a. Wu Tang Financial
    b. Comey is for the Children
    c. Pulitzer Genius
  10. One and Done – Smooth Da Hustler
  11. Record of the Week – Brand Nubian “Foundation
  12. Bill Reads Lyrics

 

Episode 220 – Worldwide

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! This week Bill gets worried that Jamie has died….or worse, won’t make it to record! Have no fear, all is well, and we have another exciting episode for you! What do we have on tap this week? Let’s listen.

  1. Steady Trumpin’
  2. Nobody Wants to Clap to This
  3. The Magnificent Goes to Malta
  4. How Do You Review Crazy?
  5. This Story Needs a Luden
  6. Don’t Sweat the Ether
  7. A Moment, 20 Years Ago
  8. Wu News
    a. Sue-Tang Again? Again and Again
    b. Your Slider is in Another Castle
  9. One and Done – Bloods & Crips
  10. Record of the Week – Inspectah Deck “Uncontrolled Substance
  11. International Posse Cut – The Wodka “Funky Cut”
  12. Bill Reads Lyrics
  13. Become a Patron

Episode 219 – Tom Bosley Dot Com

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! What do we have on tap for you this week? Apparently John Bosley meets Tom Bosley….but that doesn’t seem right. I will tell you that there is a new contest that spawned from a question from the Posse, and it will leave you singing. What else? Let’s listen.

  1. Talkin All That Jazz
  2. GoFundGangstaAssKarlWilliams
  3. Chicago, Son
  4. Our Doggfather
  5. Professor Abstract
  6. The Damn Chronic
  7. The Greatest
  8. Fight the Panther
  9. Murder Was the Casey
  10. Wu News
    a. Wu-ey Decimal System
    b. Eat Your Slice of Pizzer and Be Quiet
  11. One and Done – Young Soldierz
  12. Record of the Week – Czarface and MF Doom “Czarface Meets Metalface
  13. Bill Reads Lyrics

Bonus Content Alert

We are entering a new era! We are offering EXCLUSIVE content to special Posse members from now on. Our show is, has been, and always will be free for you to download or stream. But what we are offering now, is BONUS CONTENT!!! For as little as one dollar per month, or as much as ten dollars per month, you can get things that no one else gets. What are we talking about?

Okay, here’s the situation (you know you read that in the Fresh Prince voice), we bring you this show for free. It is NOT free for us to make the show, have a website, put video together, and all the other things that no one knows that go into making a podcast happen. We don’t like asking people for money, we don’t like handouts, we don’t want to do “GoFundMe” campaigns, we want to give you something for your money. So what exactly do you get for your money? Let me tell you!

For the low, low cost of one dollar per month (you read that right, ONE dollar) you will enter the Gerardo Level. Gerardo technically qualified as hip hop. At this level, you technically qualify as a Posse Patron. For being nice enough to toss us a buck, we will give you access to the uncut version of our audio. All mistakes, breaks, off air discussions, and other things that never make it to air….will make it to you.

For the cost of TWO dollars per month, you move up to the Extra Cheese Level. Everyone knows….extra cheese is two dollars. We aren’t mailing you a slice, though….we will give you the uncut version of the show AND Jamie or Bill (your choice) will make  a special “Extra Cheese” playlist (on Spotify) that will change regularly.

For the cost of FIVE dollars per month…seventeen cents per day, you enter the Luniz Level. Just like the Luniz, you got five on it. Just like the other levels before you, you get the uncut version of the show, and a special Spotify playlist. But what you get that they don’t, is to get your name (or business) shouted out at the end of our episodes in our thank you section. You will also get an anniversary bonus item that no one else gets! For real, like in the mail, that you can show off!

Finally, for the coast of TEN dollars per month (that’s thirty four cents per day), you reach the pinnacle, that means you reign supreme. You guys are the top of the pyramid, you are Bringing the Noise. Just like the other levels before you, you get the uncut version of the show, and a special Spotify playlist, get your name (or business) shouted out at the end of our episodes in our thank you section. What you ALSO get, is to hang out (literally…. a Google Hangout video chat) with Bill and Jamie once a month. We will set a date and time based on when the most people can make it, and meet all together. You can talk about whatever you want! You will also get an anniversary bonus item that no one else gets! For real, like in the mail, that you can show off! This is even different that the Luniz Level item!!

Every little bit helps, so don’t think that just because you can only pledge one dollar per month that it doesn’t help. That is one dollar more than we had before that point! Again, we aren’t trying to beg, borrow, or steal…..we want to offer you exclusive bonus content for your pledge. So, what are you waiting for? Get in to it….get involved. Go right HERE and sign up now!

Episode 218 – Toastface Billah

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! This week, the boys discover a cool website to help keep them up to date on their favorite Earl, they hang out on Facebook live with the Posse, and talk way too much about the Wu guy that no one remembers. We hit you with two dope records, and name our new Artist of the Month for April. What else? Let’s listen.

  1. Chewbacca Defense Returns!
  2. Ringmatic
  3. Face to Face
  4. Rock the Bells
  5. I’m Slippin’
  6. Cool-Pac
  7. Wu News
    a. LL Stands for Least-Loved
    b. Wu Tang Vod-Clan?
    c. Embalmer (wasn’t that a Snow song?)
  8. One and Done – Spoonie Gee
  9. Record of the Week – Grandmaster Caz “The Grandest of Them All
  10. Artist of the Month – Grandmaster Caz
  11. Bill Reads Lyrics

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