Ice T: Final Level

This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, We hear part 2 of some of the best interviews by Ice and Mick of 2015. Listen to some great conversations with Busta Rhymes, Raekwon, Scarface, Alex "Super AJ" Jordanov, Busy Bee, Grandmaster Caz, Treach from Naughty By Nature, Ice's wife, Coco and a conversation about Dungeons and Dragons.

 

 Music used In this Episode:  "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'" and dungeons and dragons "Troubled Times"

Direct download: Final_Level_Best_of_part_2_2015_ver_1.mp3
Category:Ice-T -- posted at: 2:00am EST

This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, We hear some of the best interviews by Ice and Mick of 2015. Listen to some great conversations with Chris Rock, Marley Marl, KRS- One, Sal Abbatiello of The Fever and Roxanne Shante.

Direct download: Best_of_2015_part_1_ver_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30am EST

This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, Ice and Mick are talking to the Original DJ Hollywood talks first spitting rhymes over records, the first sign of what is called Hip Hop today and his music journey from Harlem and to the Bronx.

Music used In this Episode: Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'

Direct download: Ice_T_Final_Level_DJ_Hollywood_Interview_ver_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, Ice and Mick are joined by Sal Abbatiello who owned and operated of the legendary Bronx hip-hop club the Disco Fever. Sal discusses the origins of the club, bringing hip hop from the streets into the club and the first time he saw a DJ grab a microphone and rhyme over it at a club. He tells the crew "It was like Moses...I saw the energy was way more powerful then when the DJ was just mixing the records because he, with the mic, can bring the crowd to a level they could never get which was the DJ mixing."

 

Music used In this Episode: Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'

Direct download: Final_Level_Podcast_ep_Sal_Abbatiello_ver_1.mp3
Category:Ice-T -- posted at: 8:05pm EST

This week on This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, Ice and Mick were joined by KRS- One and Crazy Legs. In this highlight The Teacha and Mick talk about the importance of those who've served and the anniversary of the Zulu Nation.

Listened to the complete interview here http://www.icetfinallevel.com/

Direct download: Mick_KRS_VETS_Zulu_Nation_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:53am EST

This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, Ice and Mick are joined by KRS- One and Crazy Legs. The Teacha and Rock Steady Crew B-Boy discuss Hip-Hop as a crazy family, the art of negotiating a business deal, the Zulu Nation Anniversary and why KRS does not want to be inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.

Music used In this Episode: Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This"  Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'

Direct download: Ice_T_Final_Level_Podcast_ep_KRs_and_Crazy_legs_ver_1.mp3
Category:Ice-T -- posted at: 3:00am EST

This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, Ice and Mick talk to living legendary producer Marley Marl. Marl talks about the origins of himself, making his first real record and the original purpose of the classic, The Bridge.

Music used In this Episode: Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin' Ice-T - "6'n the morning ' Ice-T - 'Pulse of the Rhyme"

Direct download: Ice_T_Final_Level_Podcast_ep_Marley_Marl_ver_1.mp3
Category:Ice-T -- posted at: 9:11am EST

This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, Ice and Mick chop it up with the Father of the hip hop Video, founder of Video Music box, the great Ralph McDaniels and legendary producer and manager, La Vaba. The Quartet talk history of the hip hop music video, the preservation of the culture through videos and why if you need footage of an artist you would have better luck asking Uncle Ralph than a record label.

Music used In this Episode: Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'

Direct download: Ice_T_Final_Level_Podcast_ep_Ralph_McDaniels.mp3
Category:Ice-T -- posted at: 10:34am EST

In this episode Ice T and Mick Benzo talk to Pimpin Ken. They discuss whether Donald Trump would make a better pimp then a president, Janet Jackson and Pimpin Ken's journey from being a pimp to a best selling author.

And since Ice is now a proud owner of a I O Hawk Board, Ice and Mick are joined by Latiff from I O Hawk to discuss the logistics of riding one of these devices.

Music used In this Episode: Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin' Ice-T- 6 'N The Mornin'

Direct download: Ice-T_Final_Level_Ep_39_Pimpin_Ken_ver_1.mp3
Category:Ice-T -- posted at: 1:00am EST

In this episode Ice T and Mick Benzo talk to the legend, Kurtis Blow. They discuss the first time Ice rapped in front of Kurtis Blow, police brutality, the hip-hop origins of Kurtis Blow, him meeting Bob Marley and why Donald Trump is shamming the White House.

Music used In this Episode:  Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'"

Direct download: Ice-T_Final_Level_Ep_38_Kurtis_Blow_Podcast_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:02am EST

In this episode Ice T and Mick Benzo talk to IFBB pro bodybuilder, Victor Martinez. They discuss the science behind bodybuilding, his training regimen as he prepares for the 2015 Mr Olympia and how he got involved in the sport.

Music used In this Episode: Ice-T- "Pulse Of The Rhyme", Ice-T - The Tower, Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'"

Direct download: Ice-T_Final_Level_Podcast_Victor_Martinez_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EST

In this episode Ice T and Mick Benzo are joined by rapper, music producer, author and legend Scarface. They discuss the when and why Scarface got the hip hop bug, the movie Straight Outta Compton, Dr. Dre's legacy, capital punishment, solutions to police brutality, Scarface's soon to be released album, Deeply Rooted and the Houston MC drops a freestyle.

 

Direct download: Ice-T_Final_Level_Podcast_Final.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:00am EST

In this episode Ice T and Mick Benzo are joined by Alex "Super AJ" Jordanov. They discuss Madonna, the earthquake in Nepal, Formula 1, Scandal, Better Call Saul, American Sniper, Alex tells his story about buying nuclear weapons, how he helped Ice get his start, the Art of Rap Festival, and Ice's new TV show 'Ice & Coco'.

 

This episode features The Coldest Rap by Ice T.

Direct download: Episode_35_-_Rocking_the_Radio_with_Alex_22Super_AJ22_Jordanov.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:00am EST

In this episode Ice T and Mick Benzo are joined by Raekwon from the Wu-Tang Clan. They discuss Coachella, Bruce Jenner, the NBA playoffs, Silicon Valley, Raekwon's new record 'F.I.L.A', the story of the Wu-Tang Clan, his verse in C.R.E.A.M., the Art of Rap tour, and the cost of fame.

This episode features C.R.E.A.M by Wu-Tang Clan,; 1,2,12 by Raekwon featuring Snoop Dogg; I Got Money by Raekwon featuring A$AP Rocky, The Heat by Twista featuring Raekwon.

The Art of Rap is on Sale now: http://www.artofrapfest.com/

This episode is sponsored by Squarespace

Direct download: Episode_34_-_Transfinancial_with_Raekwon.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 2:32am EST

In this episode Ice T and Mick Benzo are joined by Grandmaster Caz. They discuss about getting older, Empire, how Ice is the longest running black cop on TV, The Loft, NBA 2K15, Hip Hop sightseeing tours, Grandmaster Caz's Hush Tourshis book, and Rapper's Delight.

 

This episode is sponsored by Squarespace.

Direct download: Episode_33_-_Involve_Me_and_Ill_Undserstand_with_Grandmaster_Caz.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 4:48am EST

In this episode Ice T and Mick Benzo are joined by Taheim. They discuss Southside, Empire, March Madness, the Kentucky Derby, Ray Donavan, the Last Man on Earth, Shogun Assassin, and Taheim's story.

This episode is sponsored by Shure

Direct download: Episode_32_-_Paper_Remembers_What_the_Mouth_Forgets_with_Taheim.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 1:34am EST

In this episode Ice T and Mick Benzo are joined by Gerald G Money. They discuss net neutrality, Lebron's son being scouted for the NBA at the age of 13, G Money's story, comedy, performing at the Apollo, and New Jack City.

This episode is sponsored by Shure

Direct download: Episode_31_-The_Story_Gerald_G_Money.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 2:28am EST

In this episode Ice T and Mick Benzo are joined by Busta Rhymes. They discuss the optical illusion dress, the passing of Leonard Nimoy, Fifty Shades of Grey, Ice T's latest appearance on the Tonight Show, Leaders of the New School, Q-Tip, million dollar music videos, people's obsession with pictures, and Tech N9ne.

 

This episode features No Type Remix featuring TrillianWall to Wall by Raekwon featuring Busta RhymesScenario by A Tribe Called Quest featuring Busta RhymesCoCo by O.T. GenasisAnte Up remix by M.O.P. featuring Busta Rhymes.

 

This episode is sponsored by Shure.

Direct download: Episode_30_-_Million_Dollar_Videos_with_Busta_Rhymes.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:40am EST

In this episode Ice and Mick are joined by Coco. They discuss how coco got started in modeling, the Micktionary, edge water fires, CrossFit, Christian Bale, Fifty Shades of Grey, Magic Mike, Coco's story, how Coco's family moved Albuquerque, Coco going to school with Jessica Alba, how Coco started working for Playboy, how Ice met Coco, Licious ClothingCoco's Workout Worldthe Vanity Vixens, and people who correct spelling on the internet.

This episode features Shoe Freak by Coco.

Direct download: Episode_29_-_Fifty_Shades_of_Coco.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 5:17am EST

In this episode Ice T and Mick Benzo are joined by Glen E. Friedman! They talk about criminals using Instagram, No No: a Dockumentary on Dock Ellis, Deflategate, the Superbowl, Planet of the Apes, the Gambler, Selma, Racism, Body Count's new music video for Institutionalized,  the Suicidal Tendencies, Veganism, the Micktionary, the story of Glen Friedman, and his new book 'My Rules'.

Direct download: Episode_28_-_Trying_Veganism_with_Glen_E._Friedman.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:05am EST

In this episode Ice T and Mick Benzo are joined by Roxanne Shante! They talk about Roxanne's battle with Busy Bee, the Interview, Love & Hip-Hop, Knicks, Kobe, how she got Roxanne’s Revenge on the radio when she was 14, her fights with Breast Cancer, Celebrity Net Worth websites, Borderlands, receiving demo tapes from aspiring artists, and Rocwell (the Official ice T impersonator of the Final Level podcast) checks in.

 

This episode is sponsored by Hulu Plus and Audible.

Direct download: Episode_27_-_Battle_Rapping_with_Roxanne_Shante_.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 5:12am EST

In this episode Ice T and Mick Benzo are joined by Busy Bee

They discuss Ice’s first encounter with Busy, the Green Bay Packers, Top Five, Lil Bow Wow as a hacker, Roxanne Shante, Busy Bee’s battle with Kool Moe Doe, how Busy Bee got cut out of the Art of Rap, and Behind the Ropes.

 

Email Busy at busybeethecheifrocker@gmail.com

 

This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and Hulu Plus.

Direct download: Episode_26_-_Doo_Doo_Brown_with_Busy_Bee.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 2:32am EST

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