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The Ave Podcast – 20th Anniversary of Stillmatic

The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 181: 20th Anniversary of Stillmatic

On the latest edition of The Ave Podcast, we break down one of the greatest albums of the 21st Century (for the culture). On Dec. 18, 2001, in the midst of the middle of one of the biggest Hip Hop beefs ever, you know when they say, the Rose that grew from the concrete? Well, through the back & forth beef with Jay-Z, as well as beefing with Rocafella Records (Jay-Z’s record label), and the critics turning on him, Nas ended up creating the acclaimed Stillmatic, his 4th studio album. The album re-solidified Nas’ name as one of the true Kings of the genre, going on to sell over two million records based off the success. Among other accolades, it also achieved one of the highest honours bestowed on an Hip Hop artist’s work: It achieved the mythical 5 Mics status in The Source Magazine. I’m joined by Justis from Beats By Bruises, DJ/Producer DJ Keo, and SSA Family Member Shawn Adonis, as we discuss how important this album was for Nas’ career; Takeover vs. Ether and what it meant for Hip Hop; share our Top 3 songs from the album; and much more.

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The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee // Episode 181

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The Ave Podcast – Astroworld Aftermath.

The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 177: Astroworld Aftermath.

Today on The Ave Podcast, we discuss the fallout from Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival; if Travis is headed for “Cancel City”; plus a lot more.

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The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee // Episode 177

Travis Scott's Astroworld Festival aiming for 2021 return

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The Ave Podcast – Fugees Reunion & The Future of Verzuz

The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 169: Fugees Reunion & The Future of Verzuz

Today of The Ave Podcast, I’m joined by DJ Chris Nice & DJ Keo as we discuss the future of Verzuz & what the future holds for this platform; why Jermaine Dupri isn’t getting enough of his roses in the potential JD-Diddy battle; the Fugees Reunion tour & their potential impact on the music industry; the return of Rap City; plus more.

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The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee // Episode 169

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The Ave Podcast – Chauvin Verdict Reaction, Red & Meth Verzuz, & Remembering DMX

The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 153: Chauvin Verdict Reaction, Red & Meth Verzuz, & Remembering DMX

Today on The Ave Podcast, I’m joined by DJ/Producer DJ Keo & SSA Family Member Shawn Adonis as we share our reactions of the Derrick Chauvin guilty verdict; discuss where we direct our energies as a community going forward Post-trial; break down the Redman & Method Man Verzuz; share our memories of DMX & Black Rob, and a lot more. To donate to the St Vincent & the Grenadines La Soufrière Eruption GoFundMe co-created by the family of Shawn Adonis, please click here.

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The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee // Episode 153

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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 – Common’s Like Water For Chocolate #20Years

The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 107: Common’s Like Water For Chocolate #20Years

Today on The Ave Podcast, I’m joined by DJ Chris Nice & DJ Keo as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Common’s Like Water For Chocolate. We share our Top 3 songs from the album, discuss its impact on Hip Hop during the early 2000s; The importance of “The Light” & how that song catapulted Common to another level, J Dilla’s brilliance, plus we break down music’s capacity to provide as a healthy distraction through this pandemic.

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The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee // Episode 107

Liner Notes: The Light: On Common's Like Water for Chocolate - The ...

 

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The Ave Podcast – Mary J Blige’s My Life @ 25

The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 96: Mary J Blige’s My Life @ 25

Today on The Ave Podcast, we invoke the spirit of #FlashbackFriday as we revisit one of the great albums of the Golden Era. Twenty-Five years today, Uptown Records released Mary J. Blige’s sophomore album “My Life”, which solidified her as the Queen of R&B for her generation. I invite Executive Producer & Founder of Soul Sessions Andrae Ennis as we share our Top 4 songs from this album, reminisce on the music scene of the mid-90s and Mary’s impact on the culture, My Life v What’s The 411?, and a lot more.

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#TheStoop: Welcome To Atlantis…

#TheStoop: Welcome To Atlantis…

Today on the latest episode on #TheStoop, we take you back to an era when partying above Lake Ontario was the wave. I invite friend of the podcast Michael Hyatt & SSA Family Member Headley as we take you back down memory lane and discuss Club Atlantis, one of the great nightclub experiences for our generation in Toronto. We break down the atmosphere, the vibe, share stories and experiences of the legendary dance floor, rank some of our favorite clubs in the YYZ (with a little YUL thrown in) during this period, and a whole lot more.

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#TheStoop: A Mini(Podcast)-Series // Welcome to Atlantis…

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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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#TheStoop: A Mini(Podcast)-Series // 30 Years of Doin’ The Right Thing

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