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Ice T: Final Level
11 minutes | Mar 13, 2017
Episode 55: Mick Benzo and Ice T Talks Danny Worsnop The Long Road Home
Attention! Attention! Even though this could be the shortest podcast episode ever done by Mick Benzo and Ice T on earth, it is another powerful one. This week on the Final Level Podcast, Mick Benzo previews 5 tracks from The Long Road Home, the debut solo album by Danny Worsnop. The front man for Asking Alexandria and We Are Harlot shines in his debut album and if you don't believe us, you got to listen to this episode. If you like the album, cop it the CD/vinyl/signed here http://www.earache.com/danny and on iTunes - http://bit.ly/longroadhome-itunes or Amazon http://bit.ly/longroadhome-amazon-uk Check out more about Danny Worsnop here http://thesnop.com/ Remember you can email Ice T and Mick Benzo right here email@example.com and make sure you continue to follow the crew on Twitter Ice T @FINALLEVEL Mick Benzo @MickBenzo Danny Worsnop @dannyworsnop
55 minutes | Mar 1, 2017
Episode 54: Ice T and Mick Benzo Are Back Breaking Down Body Count's Bloodlust Album
With Mick Benzo just getting back from a European tour with country artist, Danny Worsnop on his debut album, The Long Road Home and Ice T just finishing up a new album with Body Count, Bloodlust. The OG Ice T and Mick Benzo are back this week with a very special Final Level podcast episode. Ice and Mick not only discuss the 2017 Art of Rap Festival which features DMX, Raekwon, Ghostface and more but also break down every track of Bloodlust in order. The two talk about the writing process on the album, features and how it all came together. The album is out March 31, 2017 but you can preorder the album now here at bodycountband.com. Remember you can email Ice T and Mick Benzo right here firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure you continue to follow the crew on Twitter Ice T @FINALLEVEL Mick Benzo @MickBenzo Producer Tim Einenkel @LibrarywithTim
56 minutes | Aug 2, 2016
Re-Air: Dead Man Walking with Marco Andretti
As we get ready for a new episode of Ice T and Mick Benzo's Final Level podcast, this week we re-air Ice-T and Mick's with race car driver, Marco Andretti (Twitter: @marcoandretti). They discuss why you need to respect race car drivers, their distaste for potholes, the Winter Olympics, stories of men coming back from the death, gay rights in Arizona, Ice's unwillingness to upgrade his Television, the death of Rhondo Robinson, the current state of Rhyme Syndicate, following your dreams, the importance of being honest in business and the toxicity of daytime television.
84 minutes | Jul 19, 2016
Re- Air: Pimpin' Ken: Trump Would Be A Piss Poor Pimp
This week we re-air Ice T and Mick Benzo's talk to Pimpin Ken. They discuss whether Donald Trump would make a better pimp then a president, Janet Jackson and Pimpin Ken's journey from being a pimp to a best selling author. And since Ice is now a proud owner of a I O Hawk Board, Ice and Mick are joined by Latiff from I O Hawk to discuss the logistics of riding one of these devices. Music used In this Episode: Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin' Ice-T- 6 'N The Mornin'
61 minutes | Jul 5, 2016
Re-air: Disco Fever: Concierge of the Bronx and Birthplace of Hip Hop
This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, we re-air Ice and Mick's interview with Sal Abbatiello who owned and operated of the legendary Bronx hip-hop club the Disco Fever. Sal discusses the origins of the club, bringing hip hop from the streets into the club and the first time he saw a DJ grab a microphone and rhyme over it at a club. He tells the crew "It was like Moses...I saw the energy was way more powerful then when the DJ was just mixing the records because he, with the mic, can bring the crowd to a level they could never get which was the DJ mixing." Music used In this Episode: Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'
55 minutes | Jun 21, 2016
Re-Air: KRS-One and Crazy Legs Stop Interview
This week on the Final Level podcast we re-air Ice T and Mick Benzo, interview with KRS- One and Crazy Legs. The Teacha and Rock Steady Crew B-Boy discuss Hip-Hop as a crazy family, the art of negotiating a business deal, the Zulu Nation Anniversary and why KRS does not want to be inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. Music used In this Episode: Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'
121 minutes | Jun 7, 2016
Re-Air: Fifty Shades Of Coco Interview
This week we re-air Ice and Mick's interview with Coco. They discuss how Coco got started in modeling, the Micktionary, Edgewater fires, CrossFit, Christian Bale, Fifty Shades of Grey, Magic Mike, Coco's story, how Coco's family moved Albuquerque, Coco going to school with Jessica Alba, how Coco started working for Playboy, how Ice met Coco, Licious Clothing, Coco's Workout World, the Vanity Vixens, and people who correct spelling on the internet. This episode features Shoe Freak by Coco.
188 minutes | May 25, 2016
Re-Air: Million Dollar Videos with Busta Rhymes
In this episode with Ice T and Mick Benzo, we re-air the interview with Busta Rhymes. They discuss the optical illusion dress, the passing of Leonard Nimoy, 50 Shades of Grey, Ice T's latest appearance on the Tonight Show, Leaders of the New School, Q-Tip, million dollar music videos, people's obsession with pictures, and Tech N9ne.
85 minutes | May 11, 2016
Re-air: Scarface Is Just Trying to Ice-T and LL Cool J the Game
As Ice and Mick take a few weeks off, here at Final Level we've decided to air some of our favorite episodes from this past year. First up? Ice and Mick's interview with Brother Mob himself, Scarface. In this episode Ice T and Mick Benzo talk to rapper, music producer, author and old friend Scarface. They discuss the when and why Scarface got the hip hop bug, the movie Straight Outta Compton, Dr. Dre's legacy, capital punishment, solutions to police brutality, Scarface's soon to be released album, Deeply Rooted and the Houston MC drops a freestyle.
75 minutes | Apr 26, 2016
Episode 53: DJ Chuck Chillout: A Podcast Dedicated to Prince
This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, Ice and Mick are joined by producer and New York radio legend, DJ Chuck Chillout. Mick, Ice and Chuck talk about the recent death of Prince, what that means for the future of music, the death of Billy Paul, Tom Clancy's The Division for Xbox, this summer's The Art Of Rap festival and how DJ Chillout became a New York radio legend Music used In this Episode: Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin' Ice T "Pulse of The Rhyme" Ice T "The Tower
62 minutes | Apr 6, 2016
Episode 52: A Universal Hip Hop Museum Gives Hip Hop What it Deserves
This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, the two legends are joined by two hip hop innovators, Rocky Bucano and Cutman LG. The four discuss unheard recordings of the late Notorious B.I.G, history of promoting hip hop records on college radio, and why the world and hip hop culture needs to back plans to create a universal hip hop museum. Check out more about the Hip Hop Museum here http://www.uhhm.org/ and remember to RSVP now so you can take part in the initial design development of the first home for Hip Hop. Event will be Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 5:00 PM (EDT) . More information is here Uhhmdesigncypher.eventbrite.com Music used In this Episode: Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'
69 minutes | Mar 23, 2016
Episode 51: Flatbush Zombies Talking Real Shit
This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, Ice and Mick are joined by the Flatbush Zombies. Ice, Mick and the Zombies talk which psychedelic drugs Ice should try, video games, origin of the group's name, rules while on tour and their debut album '3001: A Laced Odyssey'. Music used In this Episode: Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'
102 minutes | Mar 9, 2016
Episode 50: Full Force; Producers Extraordinaire
What does artists such as: Nicki Minaj, Lil' Kim, UTFO, Doctor Ice, Samantha Fox, Patti LaBelle, Jasmine Guy, The Force M.D.s, Britney Spears, James Brown, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync, La Toya Jackson, and Selena have in common? They've all worked with the great producer/music group, Full Force. Two of the group's members, B-Fine and Bow-Legged Lou, joined Mick and Ice T to talk about their extensive production credits, career, the first meeting with The Kangol Kid, how The Police influenced the track Roxanne, Roxanne, the passing of Nancy Reagan and Zoe Saldana playing Nina Simone in the new movie, Nina. Music used In this Episode: Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'
72 minutes | Feb 23, 2016
Episode 49: Ice T and Mick Benzo Debate Boycotting the Grammys
This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, Ice and Mick are joined by the Hip Hop group The Filthy Brothers. Ice and Mick talk to these twin towers about the polluted water is Flint, Michigan, Oscars being so white and the art of rap. Music used In this Episode: Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'
72 minutes | Feb 10, 2016
Episode 48: Ja Rule(s) in Black History Month: Classic Stories from a Living Legend
This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, Ice and Mick are joined by "It's Murda"..Ja Rule!!! The OGs talk the Super Bowl, Ja Rule's reality show 'Follow the Rules", lessons his grandfather taught him, lessons he learned from his stint in prison and hip hop beginnings of the Queens, NY artist.Music used In this Episode: Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'
86 minutes | Feb 2, 2016
Final Level: Chris Rock Interview; So Nice, We're Airing It Twice
On this week's Final Level Podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, we celebrate Black History Month by re-airing one of our favorite interviews. Chris Rock joins the crew to discuss rooting for teams that always lose, New Jack City, Chris' relationship with Adam Sandler, 99 Problems, Africa, TV, Wealth in Relationships, Denzel Washington, Obama, CB4 and the Top Five.
72 minutes | Jan 19, 2016
Episode 46: Afrika Bambaataa and Mr. Biggs Bridging the Generation Gap
This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, Ice and Mick are joined by two living legends; Afrika Bambaataa and Mr. Biggs of Soulsonic Force. Bam and Mr. Biggs break down the origins of the Zulu Nation, the origins of Hip Hop, and what we should know in order to fight against a system which is stacked up against us. Music used In this Episode: Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'
84 minutes | Jan 5, 2016
Episode 45: The Kangol Kid: B-Side Wins Again; Roxanne, Roxanne
This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo welcome The Kangol Kid of UTFO. He talks the origin of his name, the formation of UTFO, how the track "Roxanne, Roxanne" started the first hip-hop dis war and his work for breast cancer research. Music used In this Episode: Ice-T- "Pulse Of The Rhyme", Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'"
105 minutes | Dec 29, 2015
Throwback 2015 Final Level, Part 2
This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, We hear part 2 of some of the best interviews by Ice and Mick of 2015. Listen to some great conversations with Busta Rhymes, Raekwon, Scarface, Alex "Super AJ" Jordanov, Busy Bee, Grandmaster Caz, Treach from Naughty By Nature, Ice's wife, Coco and a conversation about Dungeons and Dragons. Music used In this Episode: "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'" and dungeons and dragons "Troubled Times"
58 minutes | Dec 22, 2015
2015 Throwback Final Level Podcast Best Part 1
This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, We hear some of the best interviews by Ice and Mick of 2015. Listen to some great conversations with Chris Rock, Marley Marl, KRS- One, Sal Abbatiello of The Fever and Roxanne Shante.
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