Category Archives: Golden Era

The Ave Podcast – Fugees’ The Score @ 25

The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 146: Fugees’ The Score @ 25

Today on The Ave Podcast, we’re calling on the spirits of Flashback Friday as we discuss one of the great albums in music history. Twenty-Five years tomorrow, The Fugees (comprised of Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill, and Pras) released their second album on Ruffhouse/Columbia Records “The Score”. The album was released during the height of one of the most tumultuous periods in Hip Hop yesterday, but The Score went on to not only outsell every album in it’s genre, the impact was felt way beyond North America. With the group’s stunning mastery of their own style (which was Hip Hop-R&B-Caribbean influenced at minimum), the album went on to sell over 6 million copies in the USA alone, and over 20 million worldwide. However, the group members went their separate ways (almost chaotically) & never made another follow up album to their legendary masterpiece. I’m joined by DJ Chris Nice & DJ Keo as we discuss the legendary album; inquire if Lauryn was actually the greatest talent in the last 30 years; the Fugees downfall & if successful groups are designed to last; the power of Ego; plus we share our Top 3 songs; the importance of “Killing Me Softly” for the group, and how it forever changed their careers, and so much more.

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The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee // Episode 146

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The Ave Podcast – 25th Anniversary of Buju Banton’s ‘Til Shiloh Album

The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 136: 25th Anniversary of Buju Banton’s ‘Til Shiloh Album

Today on The Ave Podcast, we take you back to the musical Golden Era of 90’s music, and celebrate one of the Greatest Reggae albums of all time. Twenty Five years ago, dancehall recording artist Buju Banton, released his 3rd album “‘Til Shiloh”. The album was not only a departure from his Dancehall roots, but Buju’s decision to become more conscious with his material launched him to international superstardom and acclaim. His album went gold, becoming one of the landmark Reggae albums of the modern generation. I’m joined by DJ Chris Nice (Grooves & Rhythms Mixshow, Fridays 4-6pm on MyLime Radio; Limer’s Corner) & Wukup Productions (Wuk Hours, Thurs 2-5pm & Island Fusion Fridays, Fridays 6-8pm on MyLime Radio), as we break down our Top songs from the album, the impact it has on the culture, if this album will forever grant Buju Universal love amongst his fans and Reggae lovers alike, and much more.

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The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee // Episode 136

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#TheStoop: Black On Both Sides #20Years

#TheStoop: Black On Both Sides #20Years

Today on #TheStoop: A Mini-Podcast series, we take you back to the musical Golden Era of 90’s music, and celebrate one of the Greatest albums of the decade. Twenty years ago tomorrow (October 12, 1999), Mos Def (now Yaasin Bey) launched his debut album, Black On Both Sides. Fresh off the success of the Black Starr collaboration album with Talib Kweli one year earlier, Mos dropped a critically acclaimed and underrated masterpiece, where he discussed his socially conscious views for the masses. This album achieved Gold status in the process. I invite actor Dennis Barham and producer Justis from Beats By Bruises as we break down our Top 4 songs off the album, his career, & a lot more.

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#TheStoop: A Mini(Podcast)-Series // 20 Years of Black on Both Sides

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#TheStoop: 30 Years of Doin’ The Right Thing…

#TheStoop: 30 Years of Doin’ The Right Thing…

Today on the Season 3 premiere of #TheStoop: A Mini-Podcast Summer Series, in the spirit of Flashback Friday, we take you back to one of the greatest movies ever made. Thirty years ago last week, Spike Lee launched his 3rd cinematic movie “Do The Right Thing”, a movie that perfectly captured the racial tensions of one hot summer day in Brooklyn (Bed-Stuy to be exact). I invite DJ/Producer DJ Keo, ESPN’s 30 for 30 Podcast producer Andrew Mambo, and SSA Family Member Kevin W as we discuss how this movie affected our generation, how it relates to the culture the last 5 years, how this movie & Public Enemy’s “Fight The Power” elevated each other, if Radio Raheem is actually underrated, plus a lot more.

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The Ave Podcast – 25th Anniversary of Above The Rim

The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 69: 25th Anniversary of Above The Rim

In the spirit of #FlashbackFriday, we take it all the way back to March 1994* where we celebrate and pay tribute, to one of the more impactful movies in pop-black culture. Twenty five years ago, New Line Cinemas & director Jeff Pollack released Above The Rim, a movie about a New York City HS Basketball star and his relationship with two people: one is a drug dealer, and the other one is a former basketball star fighting his own personal demons. Both of these men impact his life at a critical period in his life on his pursuit of playing NCAA basketball.

So today on The Ave Podcast, I invite Dennis Barham (Actor) & 1st time guest Peter-John Kerr (Director/Producer; Founder of Swooplay), as we have a conversation 25 years later about Above The Rim. We discuss the influence this movie had on basketball players from our generation, Tupac’s impact and his untapped potential as an actor, question the existence of Tommy Shepherd, review the legendary soundtrack, and much more.

* Technically, this movie debuted on March 23, 1994. However, the decision was made to air this podcast a week later so that it didn’t get lost during the 1st weekend of March Madness. You’re welcome basketball fans….

** WARNING: This podcast contains explicit language. **

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The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee // Episode 69

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The Ave Podcast – The Greatest Two Weeks In Hip Hop. Ever.

The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 57: The Greatest Two Weeks In Hip Hop. Ever.

Today on The Ave Podcast, we take you back down memory lane to discuss the greatest two week stretch in Hip Hop history. On Nov. 9, 1993, two iconic albums were released on the same day, A Tribe Called Quest’s 3rd album Midnight Marauders, and Wu-Tang Clan’s debut album Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers. Both albums went on help usher in a new era, and became two of the most influential bodies of work in the genre. If that wasn’t enough, exactly two weeks later Snoop Doggy Dogg released his debut album Doggystyle, which followed the same path as the two albums before it, and launched Snoop into superstardom.

I invite DJ Chris Nice (Grooves & Rhythms Mixshow, Fridays from 2 – 4PM on MyLime Radio) & Dennis Barham (Actor) as we discuss these three albums, the peak of Hip Hop’s Golden Era, how the ’93-’94 stretch may have represented the best 2-year period that ever existed in the genre, plus a ton more. Please enjoy.

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#TheStoop: The 20th Anniversary of Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life

#TheStoop: The 20th Anniversary of Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life

Today on #TheStoop: A Mini-Podcast series, we take you back to the musical Golden Era of 90’s music, and celebrate one of the Greatest albums of the decade. Twenty years ago tomorrow (September 29, 1998), Jay-Z released his 3rd studio album, “Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life”. The album & the single (of the same name) exploded across the Hip Hop industry, and sent Jay-Z into pole position as the best rapper of the game. It sold over 5 million albums, & became the foundational piece that set up the Rocafella Records era into the new millenium.

I invite Shawn Adonis (Past contributor to South Shore Ave) as we discuss the Top 5 songs from the album, where this album ranks among the other albums in the Jay-Z catalogue, the impact the album had on Rocafella records, and much more.

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#TheStoop: A Mini(Podcast)-Series // The 20th Anniversary of Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life

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#TheStoop: The 20th Anniversary of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

#TheStoop: The 20th Anniversary of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Today on the Season 3 premiere of #TheStoop: A Mini-Podcast Summer Series, we take you back to the musical Golden Era of 90’s music, and celebrate one of the Greatest albums of the decade. Twenty years ago tomorrow (August 25, 1998), Lauryn Hill released her one and only iconic album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”. The album not only broke barriers for women in Hip Hop, but Lauryn went on to win 5 Grammys (Including Best Album), selling over 19 million albums worldwide, which sent her further into superstardom (for better and for worse).

Today we welcome Dennis Barham (formerly host of Rapsolute Programme on iLive Radio, Actor) as we discuss our Top 5 songs from the album, the impact the album had on the culture, how we view her career post-Miseducation, and a whole lot more.

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#TheStoop: A Mini(Podcast)-Series // The 20th Anniversary of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

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The Ave Podcast – The 30th Anniversary of Coming To America

The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 51: The 30th Anniversary of Coming To America

In the spirit of #FlashbackFriday, we take it all the way back to 1988 where we celebrate and pay tribute, to one of the most successful movies in pop-black culture. Thirty years ago today, Paramount Pictures, Eddie Murphy, and Director John Landis released Coming To America, a movie about an African prince from the country of Zamunda (fictional, obviously) who travels to Queens, NY in an attempt to find his Queen. We discuss Eddie Murphy’s genius, his career arc that dominated the 80s, the star-studded cast that was in the movie, the pop-black cultural similarities between ’88 & ’18, our favorite scenes and moments, plus a whole lot more. Oh! What a feeling…..

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The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee // Episode 51

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The Ave Podcast – The 25th Anniversary of Boomerang

The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee: The 25th Anniversary of Boomerang.

We take you back to 1992, where we celebrate a classic movie from the Golden Era. Twenty five years ago (originally released July 4, 1992), Paramount Pictures, Director Reginald Hudlin, and Eddie Murphy released Boomerang, a movie about a player who gets a taste of his own medicine. We discuss the star-studded cast that participated in the movie, Robin vs Halle, Guy Code violations, our favorite scenes & moments from the movie, and a lot more.

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