Day 1 Radio is an urban culture podcast hosted by veteran journalists Branden LSK and Maurice Garland. Telling stories that haven’t been told before or haven’t been told the right way, we bring our listeners honest, knowledgeable and edgy content that they won’t hear anywhere else. Released every Thursday on iTunes, Stitcher and the CLNS Media Network Mobile App, listeners can hear from legends like Master P, DJ Quik and the late great comedian and activist Dick Gregory. New and noteworthy guests include Lil Bibby, Nick Grant and Thundercat.
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Day 1 Radio keeps our “day one” tradition going by sitting down with an artist that is sure to be on your radar very soon if he isn’t already. Atlanta-based artist Grip is winning new fans daily with his penchant for storytelling and attention to detail. In one of his first interviews since dropping his
This week Day 1 Radio adds to its catalog of legends with an interview with hip-hop veteran Kam (West Coast Kam to be exact). Some of you may know him for “Peace Treaty,” while others may know him for his debut verse on Cube’s classic posse cut “Color Blind” (we get into all of that
Quick history lesson: On Day 1 Radio’s second show ever back in 2013, we interviewed fashion entrepreneur Gerard Murray, the man behind popular brands like School of Hard Knocks (SOHK) and Tradition Ever Since. Fast forward to today, we are talking to Murray again about a new fashion venture, but this time, we’re also talking
What better way to end the year and the decade than with a group of friends. So, for the final episode of 2019 and of the decade Day 1 Radio is sharing the space with freelance journalist Jewel Wicker (FADER, Teen Vogue Wall Street Journal, Atlanta Magazine), Jason Lee (BOSSIP) and DJ Wally Sparks (The
This week’s episode of Day 1 Radio features Atlanta-based fashion designer/entrepreneur Latif Wisdom, founder of Wisdom Fashion House. Widely known for the “End Rape Culture” t-shirt line, Latif is aiming to add social awareness to fashion that leads to conversations that will move society forward. As he preps for his upcoming fashion show in Atlanta
This is one of those rare episodes where we just had to let the guest get in his bag and go. BP held it down solo with Immortal Technique right before he hit soundcheck for his show in Atlanta. We only asked a few questions, but Technique dropped off thousands of answers on everything from
This week Day 1 Radio catches up with Domani aka Domani Harris aka T.I.’s son. While he may be known to many because of his parents, he is definitely blazing his own trail as an artist. His debut album “Time Will Tell” was labeled a classic by J. Cole and he is already doing international
No guest, but plenty to say on this episode of Day 1 Radio. This week Branden and Maurice cover everything from Colin Kaepernick’s NFL workout to the new Gang Starr album. 2:30 Alexis Crawford: Clark Atlanta University student Alexis Crawford was murdered by her roommate and her boyfriend in Atlanta. Branden, a CAU alum, unpacks
Day 1 Radio is back with another episode that lives up to its name. Rapper and producer duo Michael Aristotle and Wili Hendrix just put some points on the board by producing and writing on Missy Elliot’s “Iconology” album. But they have a story and history before that major accomplishment. Take a listen to this
This week’s guest Larry “NuFace” Compton. NuFace is known by many as the guy on Instagram who seems to have just about every classic Hip-Hop album (and the merch to match) ever! He is in the process of building out his own museum to celebrate Hip-Hop culture. In addition to sharing stories about his journey
There was quite a bit to catch up and talk about this week, which is why Branden and Maurice are delivering another no guest show. This week they discussed the new Dave Chappelle “Sticks and Stones” Netflix comedy special, Malik Yoba’s recent, er, revelation, and how the media approached Kevin Hart’s recent car accident. They
This week’s episode of Day 1 Radio features two men behind a short film that is bound to strike up plenty of conversations once it’s shown to the masses. The film’s writer and producer Coffey and actor Nashawn Kearse stopped by to talk about About the People, a short film that can best be described
LA’s own DJ R-Tistic joins us this week for a great, music-heavy convo. You may have seen him on HBO’s Insecure or spinning at one of your favorite parties somewhere across the world. Kick back and enjoy this detailed interview and learn a bit about one of the dopest DJ’s in the game. Don’t forget
In this episode, Maurice and Branden catch up with Brandon Butler, the man behind Butter.ATL, an online outlet that is redefining the way people see Atlanta culture. Butler breaks down Butter.ATL’s origins and intentions. We suggest you follow them now at @Butter.ATL and scroll as you listen to this episode. 2:00 What is Butter.ATL? Brandon
It’s not often that we get to have comedians on the show, but when they do stop by, it’s always a treat. Veteran comedian Aries Spears was in Atlanta for a show at Atlanta Comedy Theater and sat down with Branden before the show to share his story, highlights and mistakes included. If you’re wanting
After a brief hiatus, Branden and Maurice are back in the booth. This time they’re talking with homie and professional peer Terrell Thomas of HipHopSince87.com and These Urban Times. In this episode, he talks about how he got his start in sports writing and how he wants to create more opportunities for guys and girls
Branden and Maurice return to the Live Hip-Hop Daily studios to chop it up about all the stuff that is on their minds this week! 0:00 The show starts off talking about “Freaknik” making a comeback in Atlanta this past weekend. Is it possible that it could actually become an annual event again? 4:00 Branden
This week Branden and Maurice hold it down with no guest and talk about some things going on in the news right now. :30 Branden was actually in Virginia Beach right after the mass shooting. The guys speak on how mass shootings are making the gun rights discussion in America that much more difficult. They
Co-Founder of Beats by the Pound, singer, instrumentalist, and scholar, Mo B. Dick helped shape the sound of the 1990s with his voice and tracks. The legendary producer joined Day 1 Radio this week to talk about everything…and we mean everything! From his time in the Southern University band to linking up with his cousin
This show is called Day 1 Radio for a reason, which is why this week’s guest Posa is someone we think you should pay attention to. We don’t get a lot of rappers out of Alabama, but the ones we do get definitely stand out and make an impact. Mobile, Alabama rapper and TIG recording
This week Branden and Maurice link up for the first time in a few weeks to catch up on what’s going on in the world. Among the things they discuss are if Black people care that Tiger Woods won the Masters and who they think are going far in the NBA playoffs. They also chop
Before his work was exhibited in galleries around the world, Dr. Fahamu Pecou started off like most artistically inclined kids. he was drawing cartoons in his notebook. Now his visual art can be seen everywhere from major network TV shows to the Smithsonian. Kick back and listen to us run through his journey. Be sure
This week on Day 1 Radio we have two friends of the show joining us. First, the homie and fellow writer Rodney Charmichael of NPR joins us for a chat. We chop it up about his journey as a writer and what it has been like covering Hip-Hop for one of the most trusted news
The hosts of Day 1 Radio recently conducted a panel at the Annex Bookstore in Atlanta to celebrate Black History Month. The guys were joined by Joy Young (Roc Nation), Trendsetter Sense, Occasional Superstar and Bem Joiner (Atlanta Influences Everything) for an informative and entertaining conversation. As always, share with your network, rate and review!
This week’s guest Cavario H retired from the streets to create one of the most influential magazines in hip-hop, Don Diva. The publisher turned editor, author and activist sat with us to discuss his journey from magazines to the literature world and the powerful work he’s doing in prison reform. Listen, Rate, Review and when
This week Day 1 Radio caught up with highly-skilled MC and songwriter Skyzoo to talk about his everything from his upcoming album with Pete Rock to dabbling in film. Find a second to sit back and enjoy this one. 4:30 Skyzoo talks his journey since 2009’s “The Salvation.” -Hip-Hop has changed a lot in 10
This episode of Day 1 Radio is one of those unexpected surprises we always enjoy. In case you didn’t know already, Branden is from Oakland and he ran into another Town legend, Dwayne Wiggins of Tony! Toni! Toné! at bar. He was invited to come to the show, and like a real one, he showed
Cipha Sounds stopped by the show this week while he was in Atlanta to DJ at our friend Wally Sparks’ party “The Groove.” He was expecting to talk about current events but we chose to talk about his history, accomplishments and many, many, many jobs. Take a listen. 1:30 DJing for fun, not for
Author, director, and OG podcaster Tariq Nasheed makes his 2nd appearance on Day 1 Radio this week. We touched on quite a few topics ranging from entertainment to politics. 1:30 – Mink Slide: Tariq talks about his upcoming Mink Slides show in Atlanta and why he chose to make an 80s inspired R&B funk album.
Before Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse hits theaters on December, 14th, we had the opportunity to chop it up with the multi-talented Shameik Moore. The Atlanta native has been leveling up since first appearing on our TV screens on House of Payne. With critically acclaimed Dope and now Spiderman on his resume, Moore spoke with us about how the “law of attraction” works