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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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


Just in time for Thanksgiving, Day 1 Radio has a dope episode for you to feast on. This week’s guest is H. Beecher Hicks III, CEO of the National Museum of African American Music. He is spearheading an effort to build the first and only museum dedicated to preserving the legacy and celebrating the accomplishments of