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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This week’s guest on Day 1 Radio is a walking talking Hip-Hop history book. Alonzo Williams is known to many as perhaps the first antagonist in the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton, but his story extends before and after that, which is why they call him the Godfather of West Coast Hip-Hop. Sit back and


Just like everyone else in the world, the Day 1 Radio cast is having to adjust to the COVID-19 shutdowns, so we’re trying something new. Shoutout to our producer Herb for getting us connected to bring you another episode, virtually. Of course we’re talking about the elephant in the room but we’re also talking about


With all of the Covid-19 issues going on, we weren’t able to make it into the studio this week. With nearly everyone stuck in the house, we couldn’t leave you hanging though.  Instead, we dug in the archives and pulled out a classic episode for you. If you’re new to the pod, you probably never


This week we’re joined by journalist and “urbanist” King Williams. Born and raised in Atlanta, Williams has spent the better part of the last decade reporting and producing content about gentrification in his hometown. This spring he has two documentaries dropping. First, he is credited as an associate producer on the Ken Burns/PBS documentary East


What if we told you the same guy who helped put together R&B group 112 was also the same guy who played a role in putting together fellow Atlanta quartet Jagged Edge? What if we told you the same guy discovered Justin Bieber’s songwriter, Poo Bear, and that he co-owns Crip-A-Cola with Killer Mike? Well,


Atlanta-based journalist and author A.R. Shaw is this week’s guest on Day 1 Radio. Shaw has spent the last five years researching and collecting interviews for his upcoming book, Trap History. In it, he tells a holistic story of the music genre that emerged from crime and poverty to produce chart-topping pop stars. In this interview


Royce 5’9 returns to Day 1 Radio just days before his new album “The Allegory” is set to drop on February 21st. In this wide-ranging talk, Royce opens up about how this album stands out from his previous efforts and how stepping up as a producer impacted the sound and process. He also talks about


Sneaker God Drew Greer is this week’s guest on Day 1 Radio. In the aftermath of Kobe Bryant’s death, we get him to talk about his time working directly with Kobe during his Nike days.  In other parts of the conversation, we talk about his history in the shoe and fashion game that includes being


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


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