Hip Hop MultiVerse Podcast

Podcast where I talk to friends about the artists, subgenres, trends, and styles of Hip Hop.

Episode 0: Enter the Multi-Verse

Episode 1: DMX

Guest: Deran Pursoo

We chat about growing up as big DMX fans, his impact, legacy, appeal, as well as our favorite albums and songs.

Episode 2: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

The group that put the Midwest on the map, melodic flows on the map, and took over where NWA left off.

Guest: Ashley “Murph” Reynolds

We chat about growing up as big Bone fans, their incredibly unique style, underrated legacy, and of course our favorite albums and songs.

Episode 3: J. Cole’s Off-Season

The real work happens in the off-season

Guest: Neri Gabriel

We talk about the middle child and if he really climbed back on top with his sixth album released in May 2021.

Episode 4: Miami Bass

If you ain’t on this train, you ain’t nobody.

Guest: Whitney “Lil Gritz” Pursoo

We discuss our feelings towards the Miami Bass subgenre that was popular in the 80s and 90s and list our favorite songs.

Episode 5: Digital Underground – Sex Packets

The P-funk freaks of the industry thatdidwhattheyliked

Guest: Ali “DaAliCat” McDonald

We review a few tracks from this debut album that caused a huge buzz back in 1990 and had people doing the ridiculous Humpty Dance.

Episode 6: Ludacris – Back for the First Time

How the Dirty South game got switched

Guest: Whitney “Lil Gritz” Pursoo

We review a few songs from Ludacris’ debut back in 2000 and discuss our experience with early Luda music.

Episode 7: 2Pac – Better Dayz

The ghost of 2pac returns 6 years after his death to further solidify his legend

Guest: Daniel “Versifier” Gurley

We review a few tracks from this 2002 album and our love for the rare acoustic guitar rap song.

Episode 8: Atlanta Bass Scene

How the ATLiens invaded the booty bass

Guest: Whitney “Lil Gritz” Pursoo

We discuss the history and pioneers of the Atlanta Bass scene as well as our favorite songs.

Episode 9: Eve – Love Is Blind

Eve’s classic tale about domestic violence

Guest: Shane “Riot” Manier

We break down the lyrics and video for Eve’s hit song and discuss why these situations happen. Also, we chat about Shane’s poetry albums and books.

Episode 10: Busta Rhymes

The true leader of the new school

Guest: Neri Gabriel

We talk about the living legend, how he was received in the Caribbean, and all our favorite albums and songs.

Episode 11: Nelly – Country Grammar

Pop rap never popped quite like this, it just needed a little more hip hop cred.

Guest: Whitney “Lil Gritz” Pursoo

Nelly’s debut is the 8th highest selling rap album of all time, but how good is it really?

Episode 12: DJing

The first element that got this whole Hip Hop thing started

Guest: Leonard “DJ Answer” Johnson

We discuss the history and role of the DJ as well as the different types of Hip Hop DJs. Also, Answer gives advice for anybody interested in the craft.

Future Episodes Planned

Episode ?: 2Pac

Hip Hop’s most fascinating and iconic figure.

featuring Chelsea “The Glamorous” Johnson

Episode ?: 2 Live Crew, the Miami Bass Scene, and Censorship

The wild Hip Hop scene that shaped the southern sound and all the controversy that came with it.

featuring Whitney “Lil Gritz” Pursoo

Episode ?: Rap Game/Crack Game

A deep dive into the appeal of music about drug dealing?

featuring Deran Pursoo