A Waste Of Time with ItsTheReal
About This Show
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.
Most Recent Episode
6 days ago
This Week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome Montreal, Canada's own, Chromeo back to the Upper West Side! Dave-1 and P-Thugg stop by to discuss their fifth studio album, Head Over Heels, which is executive produced by A-Trak and drops June 15th, their collaborations with DRAM, The-Dream, French Montana and Stefflon Don and more, why they chose to record this project in Burbank, California, how they challenged themselves in the studio, and what it means to follow up a radio-friendly song like Jealous. Chromeo talks growing up in Montreal as crate diggers, discovering funk through DJ Quik, maintaining mundane jobs while recording music was a hobby, the humor and sincerity of their music, how they nailed their first big show for Vice in New York City and subsequently failed in front of tiny audiences, how they landed a record deal on an obscure Canadian techno label, why Myspace and dance music helped turn their careers around, what a pop record feels like, what Atlantic Records expects of them, the criticisms they read and save, and how their big goal is to improve. All that plus the Michael Bolton-like songs that got cut, an EP with The-Dream, thoughts on the Yodeling Kid, Tekashi69, recording in France, the sophistication of The Simpsons, Phil Collins vs. Peter Gabriel, Awesome 80's compilations, their amazing new stage and much more!