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A Waste Of Time with ItsTheReal

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The most fun interviews in hip-hop: comedian brothers Eric and Jeff Rosenthal, better known as ItsTheReal, engage in authentic and hilarious conversation with rappers, tastemakers, and industry veterans, all from their Upper West Side apartment. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The most fun interviews in hip-hop: comedian brothers Eric and Jeff Rosenthal, better known as ItsTheReal, engage in authentic and hilarious conversation with rappers, tastemakers, and industry veterans, all from their Upper West Side apartment. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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The most fun interviews in hip-hop: comedian brothers Eric and Jeff Rosenthal, better known as ItsTheReal, engage in authentic and hilarious conversation with rappers, tastemakers, and industry veterans, all from their Upper West Side apartment. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Language:

English


Episodes

#309: Bun B

6/1/2020
This week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we call up our friend Bun B to listen. Bun speaks on his experiences in Minneapolis protesting the murder of George Floyd, his time in Houston spent alongside the Floyd family, the courage, compassion and leadership that Stephen Jackson has shown, living everyday with your head on a swivel, fighting for the younger generations, the duty to speak up, what allies mean in this day and age, and so much more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and...

Duration:00:54:17

#308: The Return of Styles P

5/26/2020
This week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we phone our friend Styles P The Ghost to discuss his brilliant new album Ghost Your Enthusiasm, our two appearances on the project, his great sense of humor, DMX's witty sense of humor, how he can laugh now at throwing a chair at Puff or not getting on Benjamins, the NYC energy he appreciated at The Tunnel, the differences between Ruff Ryders Studios, D-Block Studios and Daddy's House, the crazy circumstances in which he first met Lil Jon, what...

Duration:01:09:40

QUARANTINE RADIO with Ezra Koenig, Parks and Joseph Patel

5/15/2020
Today on Episode 51 of Quarantine Radio, we make calls from our Upper West Side apartment, first to Los Angeles to check in on Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig - Ezra talks how his decade-long friendship with Dave 1 of Chromeo took them from the campus of Columbia University to the stage of Staples Center as Grammy award winners, what it was like when Larry David stopped by his internet radio show, how he compares Seinfeld and Curb, how the lockdown has affected his creativity, how fatherhood...

Duration:01:15:22

QUARANTINE RADIO with Jim Jones, Marsha St. Hubert and Rich Kleiman

5/14/2020
Today on Episode 50 of Quarantine Radio, we make calls from our Upper West Side apartment to Miami to check in on Dipset's Capo Jim Jones - Jimmy talks about his what drives him in his daily workouts, ending his beef with French Montana, helping inmates keep their cells as COVID-19-free as possible, why the streets will live on through and after the pandemic, his nerves about teaching his son how to drive, thinking back on what kind of driver Jim is, where his head's at creatively these...

Duration:01:09:55

QUARANTINE RADIO with TM88, Andrew Barber and Kim Chanel

5/13/2020
Today on Episode 49 of Quarantine Radio, we make calls from our Upper West Side apartment to check in on super producer TM88, who discusses his and Southside's new single with Future, Young Thug and Moneybagg Yo, his classic work on Gucci Mane's World War mixtape series, his collaborations with Southside, Metro Boomin and Sonny Digital, the surprise of ending up on Drake's album, how Taylor Gang's Will Dzombak picked him up from the airport, what he expects of DJs on the other side of...

Duration:01:12:07

QUARANTINE RADIO with a Tribute to Andre Harrell by DJ Clark Kent, Naima Cochrane and Jeff Sledge

5/12/2020
Today on Episode 48 of Quarantine Radio we pay tribute to the late legend of music, taste, aspiration and culture, Andre Harrell, with our friends DJ Clark Kent, Naima Cochrane and Jeff Sledge. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:28:32

QUARANTINE RADIO *Engineers Edition* with Leslie Brathwaite, Alex Tumay and Anthony Cruz

5/11/2020
Today on Episode 47 of Quarantine Radio, we make calls from our Upper West Side apartment to celebrated audio engineers Leslie Brathwaite, Alex Tumay and Anthony Cruz! First we jump on the phone with legendary mix engineer and multiple-Grammy Award winner Leslie Brathwaite to discuss his work with TLC, Beyonce, The Carters, Pharrell, Outkast, Jeezy, Lil Uzi Vert, Jack Harlow, Madonna, Cardi B and more, how he rests his ears and his soul, his relationships with artists and executives, what...

Duration:01:23:26

ItsTheReal Classic: Our Mom

5/10/2020
On this Mother's Day edition of ItsTheReal Classic, we revisit our 250th episode of A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, featuring our mom, who through resolve, strength, commitment, curiosity, love and generosity, has made her way through the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. We're thrilled - once again! - to share her incredible journey, and know you'll enjoy this milestone episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:49:47

Saturdayz with the Indoor Boyz: Episode 2

5/9/2020
After a week of calling on three friends a day, we wanted to take time to check in on ourselves: Saturdayz with the Indoor Boyz, where we examine the past seven days and over the course of time, see how we progress - or regress - week to week! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:25:57

QUARANTINE RADIO with Jason Hehir, Jadakiss and Pablo Torre

5/8/2020
Today on Episode 46 of Quarantine Radio we make calls from our Upper West Side apartment to check in on the director of ESPN's Michael Jordan documentary The Last Dance, Jason Hehir - we talk about growing up in Newton, Massachusetts mimicking Jordan's moves and listening to Rakim and LL Cool J tapes and all these years later combining those loves on a worldwide stage, how he approached his conversations with MJ and with Isiah Thomas, the philosophies of the documentary's editing team, the...

Duration:01:23:29

QUARANTINE RADIO with Larry Wilmore, Sylvia Obell and KevOnStage

5/7/2020
Today on Episode 45 of Quarantine Radio, we make calls from our Upper West Side apartment to check in on hall of fame producer/writer/performer Larry Wilmore to talk about what The Office means to multiple generations, what roles he's recognized for in public, what he saw in then-novice TV writer Cord Jefferson when he hired him at The Nightly Show, how Hollywood productions might move forward over the next 18 months, how he got his start working for radio disc jockey Rick Dees, who his...

Duration:01:16:18

QUARANTINE RADIO with the return of Alchemist

5/6/2020
Today on Episode 44 of Quarantine Radio, we call to the West Coast from our Upper West Side apartment to make a long-awaited catch-up with our friend and super-producer The Alchemist! Al details how his collaboration with Jay-Z and Jay Electronica came to be, his and his brother's longtime friendship with Nipsey Hussle, how Rap Camp is faring these days considering quarantine protocol, whether that whole vibe could have existed if he tried it in NYC, his thoughts on the Verzuz battles and...

Duration:00:52:55

QUARANTINE RADIO with Paul Wall, Fadia Kader and Ben Detrick

5/5/2020
Today on Episode 43 of Quarantine Radio we make calls from our Upper West Side apartment to Los Angeles to check in with Fadia Kader, who works in Music Partnerships at Instagram - we discuss her experiences with Swizz and Timbaland's Verzuz series, helping out Babyface and Teddy Riley with the technical side of things, the importance of community in a pre-COVID time as well as the world we're living in now, making bets on artists, cultural gatherings, and most importantly herself in a...

Duration:01:13:15

QUARANTINE RADIO with Big Wos, Russ Bengtson and Jonathan Abrams

5/4/2020
Today on Episode 42 of Quarantine Radio we make calls from our Upper West Side apartment to check in on podcaster/writer/news-breaker Big Wos to talk about how he told the world about Drake's latest release, what the reaction is in his household when David Aldridge shows up in the Michael Jordan documentary The Last Dance, the one celebrity that lives in Wos' neighborhood in the Valley, our favorite Bon Appetit personalities, and so much more! We get on the line with acclaimed basketball and...

Duration:01:16:55

ItsTheReal Classic: Alchemist

5/3/2020
Today on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we revisit our first episode ever, our May 2015 sit down with super producer Alchemist! We sit down with Al in Los Angeles and trace the lineage of Jadakiss' "We Gonna Make It" instrumental back to the beginning, break news about a rapping reunion with Scott Caan, and figure out the last thing Puffy regrets buying. We also discuss what life is like on the road with Eminem, why Jay-Z hasn't bought a beat from him to that point, how Alchemist would...

Duration:01:06:56

Saturdayz with the Indoor Boyz: Episode 1

5/2/2020
After a week of calling on three friends a day, we wanted to take time to check in on ourselves: Saturdayz with the Indoor Boyz, where we examine the past seven days and over the course of time, see how we progress - or regress - week to week! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:26:37

QUARANTINE RADIO with Action Bronson, DJ Megan Ryte and Cipha Sounds

5/1/2020
Today on Episode 41 of Quarantine Radio, we make calls from our Upper West Side apartment to check in on Action Bronson who discusses ARod and J.Lo owning the Mets, Derek Jeter owning the Marlins, spending quarantine making fruit leathers, his upcoming album Only for Dolphins, his outstanding issues with the food delivery service Caviar, our favorite random Dipset affiliates, the search engine Bing, LOTS of DJ Kay Slay talk and much, much, much more! We then jump on the phone with Hot 97 DJ...

Duration:01:29:09

QUARANTINE RADIO with DJ Drama, Drumma Boy and DRAM

4/30/2020
Today on Episode 40 of Quarantine Radio, we make calls from our Upper West Side apartment, first down to Atlanta to check in with Mr. Thanksgiving aka Barack O'Drama aka the mixtape legend DJ Drama to discuss the tiger that ran through Means Street Studio, the second most random animal to walk into the studios, what Gangsta Grillz projects ALMOST happened, how he celebrated his birthday inside this year, whether he'd be down to do a Verzuz battle and if so against who, what kind of records...

Duration:01:01:00

QUARANTINE RADIO with Dreamville's Elite, Cozz and Omen

4/29/2020
Today on Episode 39 of Quarantine Radio, we make calls from our Upper West Side apartment to North Carolina to talk with producer Elite about his collaborations with J. Cole and Ari Lennox, his college days interning and then producing for Ruff Ryders, meeting Cole through a Canibus website forum, the dreams of one day winning a Grammy award, the weight of the quarantine on one's creativity, controlling what one can control, how he ended up in an AirBNB in North Carolina and so much more! We...

Duration:01:07:28

QUARANTINE RADIO with Mozzy, Maxo Kream and Jeremy Karelis

4/28/2020
Today on Episode 38 of Quarantine Radio, we make calls from our Upper West Side apartment to The Bay Area to link up with Mozzy to talk his new album Beyond Bulletproof, running around his high school halls at 14 years old with an album feature under his belt, getting his driver's license late, the first time he heard himself on the radio, how quickly he was accepted by his region's artists, the care he takes in teaching his daughter, what working with Too $hort means, and much more! We then...

Duration:01:03:42