The Bootleg Kev Podcast

By Bootleg Kev

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Hip Hop radio personality Bootleg Kev interviews guests, talks hip hop, and any & everything else that he is interested in. The podcast updates 1x a week!

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#16 - MC Eiht

In this week's episode, I sit down with the Compton's legendary MC Eiht. We talk about his history in the rap game, how gang banging has evolved over the years, how he slinked with Kendrick Lamar to be featured on Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, his relationship with DJ Premiere, the lessons that LA can learn from Nipsey Hussle's life, his role in Menace 2 Society, and much more!

Sep 18, 2020
#15 - Hit-Boy

In Episode 15, I sit down with Hit-Boy who's having a legendary year. We talk about his growth as a producer, how it was to produce a full Nas album with "King's Disease", his first time meeting Jay-Z to work on Watch The Throne, his G.O.O.D. Music days, executive producing "Detroit 2" with Big Sean, what it meant to win a Grammy with Nipsey Hussle, what artists he wants to produce full albums with, and much more! 

Sep 11, 2020
#14 - Dizzy Wright & Demrick

In Episode 14 I sit down with the homies Dizzy Wright & Demrick to talk about everything from their new album "Blaze With Us 2", the Funk Volume breakup, DIzzy's lessons and difficulties touring with Strange Music, what Demrick has learned from working with Xzibit & B-Real, the weed strand and dispensary game, how they've both adapted to life during COVID and much more!

Sep 07, 2020
#13 - Gashi

We have Gashi on this weeks podcast. Gashi is an incredible Albanian-American artist from New York City. In this interview we discuss SO MUCH. To starts his new 80's concept album 1984 & why he decided to pay homage to the 80s. He also speaks about how meeting Nipsey Hussle changed his life, being around Post Malone early in his career, cancel culture ruining things in 2020, his home country of Kosovo, & so much more. An amazing conversation, with an amazing artist. This guy's energy is unmatched, and has been that way since I first met him in 2017. Enjoy! 

Aug 31, 2020
#12 - NLE Choppa

In this week's episode 17 year old NLE Choppa sits down and discusses his new album, being a new father, adapting meditation to deal with his depression, getting into the streets at the age of 12, his storied series of Shotta Flow records, keeping his parents around him, and so much more. Really a dope discussion with a young man trying to deal with fame and all that comes with it at a young age. 

Aug 24, 2020
#11 - Conway The Machine

Conway The Machine joins us for episode 11! Conway speaks up both of his upcoming albums, his relationship with Kanye West, working with Lil Wayne, battling his issues with alcohol, dealing with trauma through his music, and so much more. 

Aug 17, 2020
#10 - Shaun King

Author/Activist Shaun King checks in on the podcast to discuss his new book Make Change, recent criticism he has received, the upcoming election, his thoughts on "Defunding the Police", and much more. An amazing discussion that I think anyone can take something dope from. 

Aug 14, 2020
#9 - Top 10 Wu-Tang's Albums Ever, McDonalds is actually GOOD, & R-Mean

In Episode 9, Kev is joined by his childhood best-friend @DubPhx to discuss a ton of things. They talk about Kev getting jacked last week in Burbank, Logic retiring, Rick Ross vs. 2 Chainz on Verzuz battle, and they rank all of Wu-Tang's projects in order (top 10) in celebrating the 25th anniversary to Raekwon's "Only Built 4 Cuban Links" album. Also, Kev is joined by R-Mean, the Armenian MC who has a new album out now with Berner called "The Warning"

Aug 07, 2020
#8 - Dave East

This weeks episode Dave East sits down to discuss a lot! His new album Karma 3 is on the way, he also confirms upcoming collab-albums with Mary J. Blige, J.Stone from All Money In, & Styles P. Dave also speaks on being known more for this looks than his music, his relationship with Pop Smoke, unreleased music with Nipsey Hussle & so much more. Enjoy! Thank you. 

Aug 05, 2020
#7 - Philthy Rich

In this episode Bay Area independent legend Philthy Rich discusses his new album, his past issues with Mozzy, independent streaming money, having the opportunity to sign Roddy Ricch & Blueface, why he feels like he's the king of Oakland, the bay area rap scene in general, being under appreciated, his relationship w/ Ghazi & Empire and so much more. 

Jul 27, 2020
#6 - Benny The Butcher & BSF

This episode I catch up with Benny The Butcher and The Black Soprano Family. We touch on everything from dates for new music releases, why Benny chose eOne over Shady Records, Bennys relationship with Russ, the upcoming BSF Gangsta Grillz tape with DJ Drama, how Benny plans to take over the rest of 2020, and working with Drake and much more. 

Jul 20, 2020
#5 - Shapel Lacey

Shapel Lacey is an up and coming stand-up comedian and co-host of the King & The Sting Podcast with Brenden Schaub & Theo Von. Shapel and Kev go all the way back to high school in Mesa, Arizona and have an amazing conversation. They speak on Shapel's stand-up grind in Los Angeles, how Bill Burr gave him his first big shot, being friends with Chris Delia since 2011, doing the weekly podcast with Theo Von & Brenden Schaub, and of course his friendship with Joe Rogan. Plus SO MUCH MORE. 

Jul 17, 2020
#4 - Mozzy

Episode 4 is starring the incredible Mozzy. The independent rapper from Sacramento dropped one of the dopest albums of 2020. We sit down to discuss his album, staying independent, getting Kendrick Lamar's co-sign, and much more. Subscribe, Rate, and enjoy! 

Jul 06, 2020
#3 - Ranking Jay-Z's Discography, 1 Listen Review of Pop Smoke's Album, DJ Akademiks & More

In this weeks episode we welcome Kev's childhood best friend onto the podcast DubPHX. In discussing last week's 24th anniversary of Jay-Z's Reasonable Doubt, the two rank Jay-Z's discography from top to bottom. Also Kev gives a one-listen review of Pop Smoke's new album, & his take on DJ Akademiks & Freddie Gibbs Beef. There's also some random movie talk in here, Kev suggests some "good" bad movies to watch during quarantine, and the podcast gets wrapped up with some NBA talk. Mostly about NBA2K's cover athletes. New Episode w/ Mozzy Drops Monday. 

Jul 03, 2020
#2 - Scott Storch

I got to sit down with the legendary producer Scott Storch. We covered a lot in the hour we talked including; Working on Chronic 2001, his start w/ The Roots, why him & Jay-Z never worked together, his chemistry with 50 Cent, Kicking his cocaine habit, opening up his new drug rehab and SO MUCH MORE. As always, enjoy!  

Jun 29, 2020
#1 - Freddie Gibbs

The inaugural episode is here! Freddie Gibbs joins the podcast as the first official guest. A nice and drunken conversation about his new album Alfredo, working with Alchemist & Madlib, his relationship with Westside Gunn & Griselda, his opinion on how to fix policing in America, his friendship with Kevin Durant, why Young Jeezy still serves as his biggest motivation, leaked songs with Eminem and so much more.  

Jun 23, 2020