80z Babies

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Yinka and Outlaw are the 80z Babies, two Hip Hop heads bred in the Golden Era. Listen to their perspectives on music and culture.

Episode 170: Top 5 - Hiphop Record Labels

The 80z Babies discuss the Top 5 hiphop record labels of all time.

Episode 169: A Tribute to Instant Vintage by Raphael Saadiq

The 80z Babies are joined by special guest Haas to discuss the debut solo album from the legendary Raphael Saadiq - Instant Vintage released June 11, 2002. Timestamps: (1:30) Where was Yinka? (3:38) Where was Jaz? (4:06) Where was Outlaw? (6:14) Is Saadiq being extra with "Instant Vintage" and "Gospel-Delic"? Is he a neo soul artist? (7:48) Critical reception (9:14) How weird is Saadiq? Does he still have his mystique? (11:37) Overarching highlights (15:47) We need more projects helmed by …

Episode 168: Top 5 - Whitest Songs of All Time

The 80z Babies discuss the Top 5 whitest songs of all time. Timestamps: (1:13) Outlaw #5 (3:26) Outlaw #4 (4:30) Outlaw #3 (6:16) Outlaw #2 (7:39) Outlaw #1 (9:30) Yinka shares a story about Outlaw's #1 pick (12:17) Yinka #5 (13:37) Yinka #4 (15:20) Yinka #3 (16:28) Yinka #2 (16:55) Yinka #1 (18:33) Honorable mentions

Episode 167: Put You Up - Blank Face LP by ScHoolboy Q

The 80z Babies discuss the 4th studio album by ScHoolboy Q entitled Blank Face LP released on July 8, 2016. Timestamps: (0:25) WHy are we doing tHis album? Is it ScHoolBoy Q's best? (1:17) Outlaw skips aHead to rate tHe album (3:04) WHere was Yinka? (5:38) WHere was Outlaw? (7:54) Critical Reception (9:15) Yinka was Hurt by CrasH Talk (10:08) OverarcHing lowligHts (12:38) OverarcHing HigHligHts (17:40) Track for track analysis (25:54) Outlaw's "HigHligHt of HigHligHts" (55:33) Yinka's "HigHligHt of HigHligHts" …

Episode 166: A(n almost) Tribute to Stillmatic by Nas

The 80z Babies cover the fifth studio album from Queensbridge legend Nas. Timestamps: (0:18) Is this album Tribute worthy? (1:18) Is this album inextricably linked to Blueprint? (2:03) Is this Nas' Makaveli? It's centered around a diss track, and addresses his haters (4:35) Critical Reception. The Source is the only major publication to give it a stellar rating (6:35) Outlaw is disappointed in Nas' catalog (9:26) Is Nas one of the most frustrating Hip Hop artists ever? (13:10) Where was …

Episode 165: Put You Up - My Krazy Life by YG

The 80z Babies discuss the debut album from Bompton, California's YG entitled My Krazy Life released March 18, 2014.

Episode 164: A Tribute to Velvet Rope by Janet Jackson

The 80z Babies are joined by Haas to discuss the 25 year anniversary of Velvet Rope by Janet Jackson. Timestamps: (0:47) Is this a "woman empowerment" album? What does a "woman empowerment" album feel like? (5:04) Where was Jaz? (11:09) Where was Yinka? (16:15) Where was Outlaw? (19:25) Critical reception (34:33) Overarching highlights (36:40) Is Velvet Rope the crown jewel of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis' production catalog? (43:06) Overarching lowlights (47:14) Track for track analysis (50:35) Did Janet make …

Episode 163: 10 Second Takes - Soul Sold Separately by Freddie Gibbs

The 80z Babies tackle the latest album from Freddie Gibbs, Soul Sold Separately. Timestamps: (0:21) Is it fair to call this his first major label album? (1:57) Don't let the trolls win (3:45) Yinka didn't know how Outlaw would receive the album (4:24) Outlaw feels the high volume of output devalues the art (6:58) Yinka was salty that Couldn't Be Done uses the same sample as his song God Willin' (8:40) Overarching lowlights (9:40) What does Soul Sold Separately even …

Episode 162: Put You Up - Jesus Price Superstar by Sean Price

The 80z Babies discuss Jesus Price Superstar by the legendary Sean Price. Disclaimer: Yinka was under the weather during the recording of this episode so please bear with us. #80zBabies Timestamps: (0:49) Why this album? Who is Sean Price? Does he have the best rebrand in Hip Hop history? (1:48) Boot Camp Click discussion (6:05) Where was Yinka? (7:20) Where was Outlaw? (10:50) Sean Price was a man of the people (12:22) Critical reception (14:55) Overarching highlights: Sean Price, skits, …

Episode 161: A (Random) Conversation with (and about) Nick Rosenberg

The 80z Babies are joined by Nick Rosenberg in a full on rap nerd discussion stemming from the conversation on Madvillainy. The conversation takes us from Nick's hiphop beginnings as a fan of "Parents Just Don't Understand" to the early days of the Low Budget crew and even a stint at Rawkus Records. Enjoy the tangents! (1:20) Introducing Nick Rosenberg (3:05) Rap radio and WOL (5:15) Reminiscing about the DMC Hip Hop scene (8:02) What was it like being at …