Ice T: Final Level

As we get ready for a new episode of Ice T and Mick Benzo's Final Level podcast, this week we re-air  Ice-T and Mick's with race car driver, Marco Andretti (Twitter: @marcoandretti). They discuss why you need to respect race car drivers, their distaste for potholes, the Winter Olympics, stories of men coming back from the death, gay rights in Arizona, Ice's unwillingness to upgrade his Television, the death of Rhondo Robinson, the current state of Rhyme Syndicate, following your dreams, the importance of being honest in business and the toxicity of daytime television.

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This week we re-air Ice T and Mick Benzo's 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: Level_Ep_39_Pimpin_Ken.mp3
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This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, we re-air Ice and Mick's interview with 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'

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This week on the Final Level podcast we re-air  Ice T and Mick Benzo, interview with 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_KRs_and_Crazy_legs.mp3
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This week we re-air Ice and Mick's interview with Coco. They discuss how Coco got started in modeling, the Micktionary, Edgewater 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 Clothing, Coco's Workout World, the Vanity Vixens, and people who correct spelling on the internet.

This episode features Shoe Freak by Coco.

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In this episode with Ice T and Mick Benzo, we re-air the interview with Busta Rhymes. They discuss the optical illusion dress, the passing of Leonard Nimoy, 50 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.

Direct download: Ice_T_Busta_Rhymes.mp3
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As Ice and Mick take a few weeks off, here at Final Level we've decided to air some of our favorite episodes from this past year. First up? Ice and Mick's interview with Brother Mob himself, Scarface. In this episode Ice T and Mick Benzo talk to rapper, music producer, author and old friend 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_and_scarface.mp3
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This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, Ice and Mick are joined by producer and New York radio legend, DJ Chuck Chillout. Mick, Ice and Chuck talk about the recent death of Prince, what that means for the future of music, the death of Billy Paul, Tom Clancy's The Division for Xbox, this summer's The Art Of Rap festival and how DJ Chillout became a New York radio legend

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

Direct download: Final_Level_-_Chuck_Chillout_ver_2.mp3
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This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, the two legends are joined by two hip hop innovators, Rocky Bucano and Cutman LG. The four discuss unheard recordings of the late Notorious B.I.G, history of promoting hip hop records on college radio, and why the world and hip hop culture needs to back plans to create a universal hip hop museum.

Check out more about the Hip Hop Museum here http://www.uhhm.org/ and remember to RSVP now so you can take part in the initial design development of the first home for Hip Hop. Event will be
Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 5:00 PM (EDT) . More information is here Uhhmdesigncypher.eventbrite.com

 

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

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This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, Ice and Mick are joined by the Flatbush Zombies.  Ice, Mick and the Zombies talk which psychedelic drugs Ice should try, video games, origin of the group's name, rules while on tour and their debut album '3001: A Laced Odyssey'.

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

Direct download: Final_Level_-_Flatbush_Zombies_ver_1.mp3
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What does artists such as: Nicki Minaj, Lil' Kim, UTFO, Doctor Ice, Samantha Fox, Patti LaBelle, Jasmine Guy, The Force M.D.s, Britney Spears, James Brown, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync, La Toya Jackson, and Selena have in common? They've all worked with the great producer/music group, Full Force. Two of the group's members, B-Fine and  Bow-Legged Lou,  joined Mick and Ice T to talk about their extensive production credits, career, the first meeting with The Kangol Kid, how The Police influenced the track Roxanne, Roxanne, the passing of Nancy Reagan and Zoe Saldana playing Nina Simone in the new movie, Nina.

 

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

Direct download: Final_Level_-_Full_Force_Episode_ver_1.mp3
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This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, Ice and Mick are joined by the Hip Hop group The Filthy Brothers. Ice and Mick talk to these twin towers about the polluted water is Flint, Michigan, Oscars being so white and the art of rap.

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

Direct download: Final_Level_-_The_Filthy_Brothers_Episode_.mp3
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This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, Ice and Mick are joined by "It's Murda"..Ja Rule!!! The OGs talk the Super Bowl, Ja Rule's reality show 'Follow the Rules", lessons his grandfather taught him, lessons he learned from his stint in prison and hip hop beginnings of the Queens, NY artist.

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

Direct download: Final_Level_Ja_Rule_Interview_.mp3
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On this week's Final Level Podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, we celebrate Black History Month by re-airing one of our favorite interviews. Chris Rock joins the crew to discuss rooting for teams that always lose, New Jack City, Chris' relationship with Adam Sandler, 99 Problems, Africa, TV, Wealth in Relationships,  Denzel Washington, Obama, CB4 and the Top Five.

Direct download: Ice_T_Final_Level_reair_Chris_Rock.mp3
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This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, Ice and Mick are joined by two living legends; Afrika Bambaataa and Mr. Biggs of Soulsonic Force. Bam and Mr. Biggs break down the origins of the Zulu Nation, the origins of Hip Hop, and what we should know in order to fight against a system which is stacked up against us. 

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

Direct download: Final_Level_Bam_and_Mr_Biggs_ep_ver_1.mp3
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This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo welcome The Kangol Kid of UTFO. He talks the origin of his name, the formation of UTFO, how the track "Roxanne, Roxanne" started the first hip-hop dis war and his work for breast cancer research.

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

Direct download: Ice_T_Final_Level_Kangol_Kid_Interview_ver_1.mp3
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