Fresh Era

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A guided audio journey into the lives and careers of hip hop's pioneers, documenting what it was like on their way to the top. The podcast is a detailed chronicle that cements the legacies of the legends while answering questions fans have had for decades. 


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Al Skratch: Subway Stops to The King of Pop
00:33:36

Although Al Skratch's success seemingly came towards the end of The Golden Era, he had actually been an architect, helping build the blueprint, for years before. Raised in the 70's, Al saw the rise of Hip-Hop in popular culture from the city he was born, Brooklyn, and took it with him when he relocated to Harlem as an early teen. Come on an audio journey through his life to find out how he managed to transform himself from a failing DJ to a successful MC, why he and Ill balanced each other out, and why working with Michael Jackson was the most special project he ever completed.


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Nov 30, 2021
Arabian Prince: Electronics To Supersonic
00:34:40

Kim "Arabian Prince" Nazel is the overshadowed member of "The World's Dangerous Crew", NWA...but he prefers it that way. Growing up in Compton, CA in the late 60's, Arabian was guided by his gang-banging family members and taught what NOT to do. Instead of taking the route of street thuggery, he found a passion in music and electronics and forged his own path in music history by fusing the two in ways most had never done before. Come join us on an audio tour through his life and find out what his life was like pre-NWA, how he met Dr. Dre, and why living in the shadows has paid off big.


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Nov 16, 2021
Shyheim AKA The Rugged Child: Shaolin Projects to Wu-Tang Prospect
00:28:48

Shyheim Franklin wasn't anything like the other child rappers of the 90's. He was from a different borough, wrote his own rhymes, and was mentored by one of the greatest crews to ever exist - The Wu-Tang Clan. Come on an audio tour of The Rugged Child's life and find out what it was like to perform at Madison Square Garden alongside Biggie & Pac at the ripe age of 13, feature on a Big Daddy Kane posse cut, and write rhymes for The Cosby Show's Raven Symone.


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Nov 09, 2021
Money B (of Digital Underground): Black Panther to Break Dancer
00:31:42

Much like the music Ronald "Money B" Brooks, his upbringing was far from the norm. A Philadephia transplant whose parents moved him to the Bay Area to work for the Black Panthers in the early 1970s, Money B quickly learned what having a strong community meant. He took that knowledge and applied it to his networking and worked his way from breakdancer to DJ to MC to superstar. Join us on a journey through Money B's life and find out what it was like to be a part of one of the most successful rap groups to come out of the Bay Area.


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Nov 02, 2021
Buckshot (of Black Moon): From Bucktown To Duck Down
00:37:04

Kenyatta "Buckshot" Blake is so much more than just one-third of the legendary rap group Black Moon. Not only did his debut album "Enta Da Stage" influence a whole generation of underground rappers to follow in his footsteps in the mid-'90s, but it also introduced the world to the rest of his crew, the Boot Camp Clik. Taking a page out of his father's playbook, Kenyatta saw an opportunity to seize the opportunity and build multiple thriving businesses around the success of his crew. Including one of the most successful independent hip-hop record labels, Duck Down. Come and join us on a journey through the life of Buckshot and hear how his endless drive and determination took him to the top.


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Oct 26, 2021
Krazy Drayz (of Das EFX): Illegal Activity to Bum Stiggedy
00:48:16

The contributions of Krazy Drayz and the iconic duo he created, Das EFX, are often overlooked. His rise from being an Jamaican-immigrant-turned-New-Jersey-resident into an iconic Hip-Hop superstar was so rapid and groundbreaking that it didn't take long for biters to swarm. If it wasn't for their innovative style, there would be no Kriss Kross "Jump". If it wasn't for their creative lingo, there wouldn't be a Blackstreet "No Diggity". And most notably, if it wasn't for their fashion sense, there wouldn't be an entire wave of NY streetwear. Come listen to how Drayz developed his persona and turned it into a legacy that will live on forever.


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Oct 19, 2021
Fresh Era - Season 2 Trailer
00:01:36

Fresh Era returns OCTOBER 19 with ten brand new episodes featuring more Golden Era legends including Masta Ace, Tajai (Souls of Mischief), and Arabian Prince (N.W.A.). Each episode is jam packed with enough Hip-Hop nostalgia to cure even the most severe case of CHDS (Classic Hip-Hop Deficiency Syndrome). Subscribe now!

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Oct 05, 2021
Grand Puba: The Brand Nubian MC's to 360 Degrees
00:33:48

Grand Puba, born Maxwell Dixon, is an iconic figure in Hip-Hop who has lived a life filled with "balance". As a youth he "balanced" street life with an enriched education of black history. As an artist he created a lyrical style "balancing" uplifting, positive, black messages with suave, pimpalicious wordplay. And as a human he "balances" spreading love to his compatriots in Rap while trying to climb the ladder of success for himself.

Come on a journey into Grand Puba's life for the Fresh Era Season One Finale!


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Jul 12, 2021
DJ Lethal: Immigrant to Rhyme Syndicate
00:39:22

Leor "DJ Lethal" Dimant immigrated from Latvia as a small child. Emulating his father, who decided to take the road less traveled and sought out a career in music, Lethal gravitated towards Hip-Hop and did whatever it took to make it. From leaving LA at sixteen to tour with Everlast & the Rhyme Syndicate, to showing up The Beastie Boys while performing as their opening act, to sampling his own father on Funkdoobiest's "Bow Wow Wow", DJ Lethal accomplished more before twenty than most people do in a lifetime. Click play to hear his Hip-Hop version of the American dream.


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Jun 28, 2021
J-Ro (of Tha Alkaholiks): Fila Shop to Mic Drop
00:38:29

James "J-Ro" Robinson and The Alkaholiks brought a whole new sound to West Coast Hip-Hop in the early 90's, fusing East-Coast inspired, sample-chopped tracks, with laid back, punchline-riddled Cali flows. However, the journey to the top wasn't easy. Hear about J's upbringing in The San Fernando Valley, the failed demo-deal with A&M Records, and why spraying beer on a crowd isn't the best way to make new friends.


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Jun 21, 2021
Fatlip: From Breakup To Clown Makeup
00:30:40

Fatlip of The Pharcyde is an LA native who helped craft two of the highest regarded albums in hip-hop, and through the popularity of the group, helped Delicious Vinyl rebrand into the 90's. But what's this West-Coast rap superhero's origin story? Did he really used to dress like Pee Wee Herman? Did he really get six fails on a report card? Did he really name his son RZA? Come find out on this audio tour through his life.


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Jun 14, 2021
Smooth B: The Bumpy Road To Becoming Smooth
00:52:53

Most people know Smooth B for the legendary hip-hop hits he and partner, Greg Nice, made for Nice & Smooth, but few know about his origin story. From his twin "street scientist" older brothers showing him the ropes, to washing car windows which gained him access to the legendary Bronx nightclub The Sparkle in the 70's, to his early days of touring with Bobby Brown. Come hear firsthand what it was like in the life of The Legendary Smooth B both pre and post "Hip-Hop Junkies"


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Jun 07, 2021
Fresh Era C.H.D.S. Promo w/ Smooth B
00:00:30

Thanks for supporting Fresh Era! We can tell it's helping with that C.H.D.S. flare-up of yours and know you're fiending for another episode. We decided to skip this week in observation of Memorial Day (plus, we wanted to get super drunk at our friend's BBQ). However, since Smooth B from Nice & Smooth will be our next episode, we will leave you with this trailer performed by the living legend himself. Don't forget to hit the subscribe button and give us a review wherever you get your podcasts. Until next week, my fellow Golden Era Gladiators!

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May 31, 2021
Funkdoobiest: Sandwich Artist To Recording Artist
00:33:43

Funkdoobiest brought a lighter side to the Soul Assassin's sound. Where House of Pain was about raw aggression and Cypress Hill, the weed and the streets, Funkdoobiest used DJ Muggs' and Lethal's production to kick rapid-fire punchlines about everything from Pac Man to Porno (Son may or may not have even starred in a couple). Come on an audio-tour into the life of Son-Doobie and the less-talked-about-yet-equally-important, Tomahawk Funk to find out how the group came together, what it's like on tour with House of Pain, and most importantly, how to stage dive off a three-story speaker stack.


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May 24, 2021
Chip Fu: Record Deal to Shaquille O'Neal
00:42:52

Roderick "Chip-Fu" Roachford is a Brooklyn born, multi-styled MC and one third of The Fu-Schnickens - the legendary hip-hop trio who took the 90's hip-hop scene by storm when they dropped "F.U. Don't Take It Personal", and Chip-Fu was the driving force behind their success. In a matter of two years, he wrote a gold album, two gold singles, wrote songs for CB4 and The Addams Family Values, and mentored a young, super-tall MC, who you may have heard of, named Shaquille O'Neal. Come find out the motivation behind Chip-Fu's drive to be a rap superstar as well as why you should only allow a select few in your circle.


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May 17, 2021
Young MC: Grammys or Grad School
00:32:01

Marvin “Young MC” Young is a British transplant who relocated to Queens, NYC, before the birth of hip-hop. He excelled at school, used rapping as his creative outlet, and worked his way to USC for his higher education. It was there, in his dorm room, where he was discovered and began his journey into the career of hip hop. Come learn about his life before “Bust A Move,” what it was like to have written the first rap single to go Platinum, and be the first rapper to have received a televised Grammy.


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May 10, 2021
Chubb Rock: From Brooklyn To Broadcasting
00:35:12

Chubb Rock, born Richard Simpson, was one of five children from a West Indian family raised in Brooklyn, NY in the 1970's. He saw the birth of Hip-Hop first hand, and through chance encounters, embarked on a journey to stardom alongside his cousin and mentor Howie Tee. The success of "Treat Em Right" was far from instantaneous. Come find out about Chubb's motivation, set-backs, and focused determination that made him the unforgettable star that he is today.


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May 03, 2021
Dres: Driven To Be The Beatles
00:34:57

Dres, born Andres Titus, is a native New Yorker who was raised in Queens. He was one half of Black Sheep - the 90's hip-hop group who is responsible for one of the most legendary albums in hip-hop history - A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing. And while the album itself exuded fun and innocence, Dres' background was anything but. Come find out his origin story as well as why he vowed to never talk about his criminal past on record.


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May 03, 2021
Fresh Era C.H.D.S. Promo w/ Chubb Rock
00:00:59

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Apr 22, 2021
Fresh Era C.H.D.S. Promo w/ Funkdoobiest
00:01:00

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Apr 15, 2021
Fresh Era Season One Trailer
00:02:24

Suffering from CHDS (Classic Hip-Hop Deficiency Syndrome)? Listen to Fresh Era - a fully immersive, guided tour back to the Golden Era of Hip-Hop, told through the voices of the legends themselves. Bring your Crystal Pepsi and come reminisce about Chubb Rock, Young MC, The Pharcyde, Nice & Smooth, and many more. Cure that adulthood coma you've been stuck in, and listen to Fresh Era now!

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Mar 25, 2021