It’s been a while since our last podcast of the week but I feel like this next choice is for the hip hop historians. If you enjoy listening to candid conversations amongst the OGs of the hip hop world, I really suggest you listen to the Drink Champs podcast. I am about 8 episodes in and I have to say I’m hooked. The hosts of the podcast are N.O.R.E and DJ EFN whose personalities complement each other. N.O.R.E is a in your face type of guy who really brings the most out of the guest. DJ EFN plays the background support fairly well. He knows when to jump in or simply stay in the back to soak it in the conversation. I feel like the energy in the show mixed with the alcohol (hence the drink champs name) will make this a longstanding part of the hip hop culture.
I am not a big drinker but overhearing conversations between people drinking should be a favorite past time of mine. I think hearing Fat Joe discuss Big Pun in episode 1 and understanding DMX’s pain in episode 3. Each episode to me is something reminiscent to a chapter out of a person’s autobiography. Who better to discuss their life but the artist themselves?
Here is a clip from the first podcast via YouTube. If you have the time, give the Drink Champs a listen on iTunes or Play.It!