ItsTheReal made their 130th podcast episode one to remember as they rounded up several members of Roc-A-Fella Records to celebrate the storied rap label.
Home to Jay-Z, Kanye West, Memphis Bleek, Cam’Ron, Beanie Sigel and more – with a dozen of the Roc’s pillars: founder and partner Kareem “Biggs” Burke, president Chaka Pilgrim, A&Rs Kyambo “Hip-Hop” Joshua and Lenny S, engineer Young Guru, producer Just Blaze, and artists Freeway, Young Chris, Neef Buck and Jim Jones.
Recorded in front of a live audience at New York’s Highline Ballroom, Eric and Jeff Rosenthal sat down with key and normally elusive players to reminisce over the Roc’s legacy.
It wouldn’t be A Waste of Time With ItsTheReal without some amazing stories, like JAY-Z battling LL Cool J and DMX, how Freeway’s “Flipside” was almost Hov and Beyoncé’s first collaboration, and Dame’s plans to build a Roc-A-Fella theme park (seriously). And the award for best podcast episode of the year goes to…