Dogg Pound’s verbal gymnast, Kurupt, joins us live from a casino to talk Suge Knight, early Death Row days, the future of Dogg Pound and more, in a lucid interview, filled with character and gusto. This is an interview as rough and unpredicatable as Kurupt’s vocal styling itself – listen as he freestyles for over 3 minutes whilst walking through one of America’s biggest casinos, totally oblivious to those around him. He is one of a kind and this 30 minute stretch, personifies that. Westcoast gold.
Solar is a wanted man. His involvement with Guru and the heavily publicised events surrounding Guru’s untimely death, have been at the forefront of the entire hip hop community since Keith Elam’s sad passing on April 9th. Eager to defend his position and explain his actions, Solar agrees to a feature-length interview in which he addresses every accusation and attempts to provide evidence that he only wanted what what was best for his friend, Guru. Listen and be the judge as we deliver a detailed and raw head-to-head with hip hop’s bad guy.
Nardwuar The Human Serviette steps onto the show, overflowing with all the energy and enthusiasm you have come to expect and love from one of the most prolific interviewers in musical history. Nardwuar recalls specific interviews, such as Tom Green demanding that his interview tape with Nardwuar, simply because of jokes HE had said about ex-wife Drew Barrymore. In all honesty, a simple text description cannot do this interview justice – an essential listen.
We take time out to say Farewell To Guru but rather than following the generic paths of simply playing Gangstarr records and talking amongst ourselves. Mista Montana and Menace choose to speak with the people who knew Guru and reflect upon his life both as musician and a man.
Noreaga steps in, filled with emotion and stories of Keith Elam, as does Masta Ace who recalls numerous stories regarding Guru’s positive influence and guidance.Big Shug is with us, telling his account of how he taught Guru to rhyme and helped form the Gangstarr Foundation. Blaq Poet is extremely emotional and can speak of nothing else but the importance of Guru upon his life and hip hop as a whole. Jacky Japser passes through to take things in a different direction regarding truths about Guru’s personal life and the violence he had witnessed Guru being subjected to. In addition to this Hot 97’s flagship DJ, Peter Rosenberg, steps in to tell his side of recent events, as well as stories of Guru and Solar interviews and teasing us about another edition of his collaboration with Montana and Menace, Three’s The Magic Number radio show. Be prepared for mixed emotions as a listener, as we take you on a journey which is as heart-warming as it is saddening.