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Keepers of the Funk - No Jibba-Jabba FM Network
148 minutes | Oct 30, 2020
Cycle 1-5: The Time We Faced Doom
Definition- supervillain: a killer who love children; one who is well skilled in destruction, as well as buildin'... It's a celebration of lyrics, beats, creativity and ingenuity as Ghost, illy and J. Millz sift through the catalog of MF Doom; one of the best emcees of the era and a certified top favorite amongst the crew!
128 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
Cycle 1-4: Brothers Gonna Work It Out (feat. Black Delegates)
The night before the first Biden/Trump debate (read: debacle), Ghost and illy welcomed Ish, Ryan and Paul of the Black Delegates Podcast to the show. You won't want to miss this one, as the hosts run the gamut of musical interests and political issues, taking time along the way to big up Angela Basset and anoint one individual the "Master P of Filmmaking". You can find Black Delegates Podcast at theblackdelegatespod.podbean.com, and at their social media links below: Twitter: @black_delegates Instagram: @black_delegates Facebook: facebook.com/blackdelegatespod/
113 minutes | Oct 9, 2020
Cycle 1-3: Whatcha Know About My Writes? (feat. Pierre aka "Illcat")
The crew is joined by Illcat - friend of Ghost and fellow Abyss Fam alum - to talk about his origins in the culture, his eventual foray into rhyming, lyricism and the writing process, and memories of the Abyss "netcee" collective. All of this, of course leads into a larger discussion of his favorite artists, albums and overall appreciation of hip-hop, running the gamut from Run-DMC and Public Enemy to Bone Thugs and Eminem.
114 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
Cycle 1-2: STL Hip-Hop Pt. 1 - "The City Is Us"
From Sylk Smoov and Domino to St. Lunatics and Bits N Pieces, illy and Ghost chronicle hip-hop music, culture and nightlife in their hometown of St. Louis, from their own firsthand experiences and recollections of the scene. (Editor's Note: being that we've based this discussion on memories rather than research, mistakes are bound to happen and are unintentional. We politely encourage anyone to correct or refute anything we've said. -illy). With far too much material to contain in one episode, future installments are in the pipeline. Stay tuned!
137 minutes | Aug 27, 2020
Cycle 1-1: C.R.E.A.M. (Covid Ruined Everything Around Me)
"Wash ya fuckin hands, yall!" No need to explain; you know what time it is, and there were simply bigger fish to fry. But Ghost and illy are back, picking up where they left off because while life may have taken a left turn, or several, the culture never stops! Shouts out to: Got Damn Hank P @gotdamnhankp (thanks again for giving us interview at the beginning of the year, my dude! -illy) -- give his latest album, "Pearls Of Wisdom" a listen, Lawyer & Drunk Rob -- check out their quarantine EP, "At The Crib Locked Down!!", featuring production from KOTF's very own Ghost(!!), both on all major streaming and MP3 platforms, and Joey Codex joeycodex.bandcamp.com (whattup, cuzzo!)
28 minutes | Feb 10, 2020
Bonus Track: Interview with Got Damn Hank P
illy drops by Shave Barbershop in St. Louis and meets up with Got Damn Hank P of Team Poly to talk about his origins and influences in emceeing, what to expect on his new EP, "Outspoken Introvert" and much more! You can find the album on all major streaming platforms, and follow Got Damn Hank P at his social media links below: Instagram: @gotdamn_hankp Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/otamnank
86 minutes | Feb 9, 2020
Funktron 2020: 2019 Year In Review
Ghost and illy bring the Funk back for 2020 by first, giving their overall impressions of 2019's hip-hop offerings and highlighting their favorite album releases. Spoiler alert: They REALLY like Griselda. *bdddddddddddddddttttt... boom-boom-boom-boom-boom-boom-boom-BOOM!!*
101 minutes | Nov 22, 2019
DCP x KOTF - Return To Shaolin Graffiti: The Hulu Version [Wu-Tang: An American Saga]
When Jay, illy and Ghost (then known as Rokmore, in a special guest spot) linked up in an early episode of Deathcakes to talk Wu-Tang, they had no idea at the time that the Keepers of the Funk podcast and the advent of No Jibba-Jabba FM were on the horizon. They certainly didn't predict Wu-Tang: An American Saga to hit Hulu! Now that all three scenarios have come to pass, the three hosts join up yet again in search of some Shaolin graffiti and to weigh in on the docu-drama (spoiler alert: they LOVE it!) Outro Music: "Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber Pt. II"
116 minutes | Sep 24, 2019
Episode 33 - 3 To The Dome
To close out Summer 2019, Ghost and illy highlight three of this past season's best hip-hop album releases: "Bandana" by Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, "The Iliad is Dead and The Odyssey is Over" by Murs, and "May The Lord Watch", which celebrates the reunion of Big Pooh and Phonte as Little Brother.
126 minutes | Apr 16, 2019
Episode 32 - Comin' Out Hard
It's time to switch it up, unhook it and fix it up, change it and rearrange it, complete it and pick it up. It's a book with hard covers that's packed with ideas. We rule the future years; erase the Black fears...
120 minutes | Sep 9, 2018
Episode 31 - Classic Material
In a recent vlog from hiphopdx.com, Murs gives his definition of what it means for an album to be considered a classic, and makes the case that there have been no classic hip-hop albums in the past decade. Ghost and illy weigh in with their own opinions, after sharing what's in their current heavy rotation, and a whole host of musical tangents.
134 minutes | Sep 3, 2018
Episode 30 - The Year Was '88...
It's Episode 30, so the KOTF crew takes it back thirty years. 1988 was not only a monumental period in hip-hop, it was a year in which a young Ghost really began to solidify himself as a listener of rap music and an even younger illy took some of his first steps toward the music... and yet, a late 90's novelty act somehow crept its way into the discussion *shrug emoji* Keep It Funky!
50 minutes | Jul 2, 2018
"You Gots 2 Chill" [mixed by ill rock ski]
Turn up for what?
5 minutes | Jun 24, 2018
Five Minutes Of Funk (6/23/18)
illy rants on Nas: "Nasir" and The Carters: "Everything Is Love"
113 minutes | May 10, 2018
Episode 29 - Goin' Hollywood
After realizing that the topic warrants its own full-length episode, Ghost and illy expand on an off-mic conversation, assessing the on-screen credits of several rappers-turned-actors.
59 minutes | Apr 27, 2018
Episode 28b - KOTF Backspin: "Ghetto D"
1997's "Ghetto D" not only cemented Master P's status as a household name and validate his years-long independent grind, it stands as a crowning achievement for his No Limit Records, a landmark in New Orleans rap history, and a vital project overall that would further push southern hip-hop stylings to the forefront of the culture.
86 minutes | Mar 7, 2018
Episode 28a - KOTF Backspin: "E. 1999 Eternal"
After finding success with their "Creepin On Ah Come Up" EP in 1994, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony would continue to take the hip-hop landscape by storm and strike again in '95, with the melodic, shadowy marvel that was "E. 1999 Eternal".
87 minutes | Feb 19, 2018
Episode 27 - Cold Lampin (AKA "Back In Business")
That cosmic slop emanates from the basement once again, as Ghost sparks another one and illy loads up on decongestant (damn that cold!). The crew sends a tribute to the late, great Combat Jack, and talks streaming services, DJing, and other random convo to kick things off for 2018.
65 minutes | Oct 8, 2017
Episode 26 - Sundown [Pt. 2]
With the summer season officially in the rear-view, Ghost and illy highlight some more dope albums from their recent summer rotation, to conclude the conversation from the previous episode.
78 minutes | Sep 22, 2017
Episode 25 - Sundown [Pt. 1]
From brand new releases of Summer 2017 to older material that they happened to vibe with recently, illy and J. Millz recount some of the music they most enjoyed this past summer, as autumn quickly approaches.
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