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Former gangster/convict and biker James McDonald, legendary gangster rapper MC Eiht and music insider Norm Steele, bring you "The Gangster Chronicles". The Gangster Chronicles is a weekly long form conversation with everyone from gangsters, police and bank robbers, to rappers, politicians and former drug dealers.The Gangster Chronicles gives you a glimpse into the world of those that live their lives outside of society's normal parameters, where the risk are high, but the rewards are astronomical. We conversate with the real Tony Montana's of the world, but we don't glorify or sensationalize these lifestyles, we simply examine the circumstances that may have influenced their decisions. Every gangster has a story and they all have a different ending.Follow The Gangster Chronicles on the following platforms:Twitter: www,

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    Jayo Felony talks Snoop Dogg and Jam Master Jay

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2023 112:07

    We sit down with former Def Jam recording artist Jayo Felony. We discuss his off beef with Snoop, his abrupt exit from Def Jam and how Jam Master Jay took his artistry to another level and why woman are behind a lot of mess…See for privacy information.

    Lakers Get Swept, RIP Tina Turner and its a Wrap For Tory Lanez

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2023 58:58

    MC Eiht and Steele discuss the death of iconic singer Tina Turner, The Lakers getting swept, Rap Caviar's wack top 50 hip hop beats list and why these crazy Cali gun laws are the reason behind Tory Lanez possibly doing football numbers See for privacy information.

    MC Eiht Say's Ja Morant Is Imitating His Favorite Rappers

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2023 87:07

    MC Eiht and Steele sit down with triple OG's JJ and Junior to talk about NBA player Ja Morant's latest Incident and Eiht breaks down why large sums of money in the hands of kids fresh out the hood is almost a recipe for disaster.  Get your tickets for our 200th episode live podcast, concert and smoke session Gangster Chronicles 200th Episode Live Show & ConcertSee for privacy information.

    Introducing: That Moment with Daymond John

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2023 1:00

    That Moment with Daymond John is the ultimate resource for never-before-told stories and valuable lessons that listeners can incorporate into their own lives. Listen here and subscribe to That Moment with Daymond John on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts!See for privacy information.

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    WOW! Bo Rock talks population control, agenda's and Tupac Crippin?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2023 140:18

    In this episode we sit down with CMW member The Chill and Bo Rock from the Dove Shack.  We talk about population control and the people with an agenda to decrease the population. We then go back in time to where a Jr. High MC Eiht and Chill would battle Snoop Dogg. Bo Rock then tells us a story of his first meeting with Tupac and Jada Pinkett and how that interaction almost led to Pac getting beat up.We then hear how LL Cool J was partly responsible for Warren G's Def Jam departure and much much more.See for privacy information.

    Bishop Lamont talks satanism In the music industry

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2023 84:44

    On this episode we sit down with former Aftermath recording artist Bishop Lamont. Him and MC Eiht finally sit down to talk about Bishop entering the game with the "New West" and smashing on the vets. We talk about his time in the major label system where prayer was not allowed and much more, like writing major records and not getting credit- It get's deep, so tune in!See for privacy information.

    "The Truth Is So Dangerous" With Royal T

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2023 70:37

    In this episode we tap in with the homie Royal T and talk about politics and why having an opinion on certain issues can get you cancelled. We also discuss why King Von was more casualty of war than serial killer.See for privacy information.

    No Country For Old Fools

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2023 75:05

    In this EP Steele and Eiht unload on the rumors, accusations lies and other bull being perpetuated online and much more.See for privacy information.

    Sucka Free w Mudd Dollas and Kedaru

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2023 68:30

    Today we have Bellflower, CA Boss and C.E.O of Ice Wata records, Mudd Dollas and Tree Top Rapper and former West Coast Dip Set artist "Kedaru". We discuss the demise of Mudd's artist and co-ceo "Slim 400" and how his murder impacted the label. We then discuss the late great "Mausberg" and how he motivated Kedaru to strive for excellence and much more, We then talk about how the internet has become a breeding ground for lies, disrespect and sucka activity and how to avoid feeding into it and how it can cause you to trick off your blessings and why DJ Quik may be the best producer on the planet.See for privacy information.

    Angel Reese vs the American Mindset

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2023 63:37

    In this episode we discuss the recent Women's Final Four that found Iowa basketball star Caitlin Clark, who is lauded for her aggressive style of play and on the court swagger vs Angel Reese of LSU. Angel and Caitlin both share similar traits, but while Caitlin has been praised, Angel has been demonized by white media and disrespected at every turn.We examine how racism is still alive and well in the land of the "good ol' boy's". We then chop it up about ya boy Bandman Kevo wanting the 250k he paid Gunna for a feature back and why he should just count his losses and much moreSee for privacy information.

    "Monster Kody Was Family

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2023 120:54

    Lil Sodi In this episode, rapper "Lil Sodi" drops by. We talk about his South Central Los Angeles upbringing, him being a 2nd generation Eight Trey Crip and him earning his street moniker from his father. He then touches on how being imprisoned as a teenager in California's Youth Authority impacted his life and his relationship with the late "Monster Kody". We then touch on the Eight Trey and Rollin 60 march and why it was so pivotal in brining positive change. We then touch on him and the late Nipsey Hussle's rap rivalry that lead to the 2 having a mutual respect and much much more. Check out Lil Sodi's latest music video "Linda Fye""See for privacy information.

    Introducing: The Professional Homegirl Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2023 1:45

    The Professional Homegirl (PHG) Podcast™ is an informative podcast that interviews women anonymously who have survived addictions, overcame generational curses, and a multitude of life lessons. This podcast aims to show the full range of women of color living full lives that they have worked to have. Listen here and subscribe to The Professional Homegirl (PHG) Podcast™ on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts!See for privacy information.

    Life Sentence: The Big Lurch Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2023 67:54

    Disclaimer: Though we believe that every person should exercise their right to free speech and expression,  Antron Singleton AKA "Big Lurch", a rapper sentenced to life for murder and alleged cannibalism shared details during this interview that some may find offensive. His views and opinions expressed during this interview are his own, and do not represent the opinions of the show's host, Black Effect or IHeart. In this episode, we had the opportunity to speak with convicted rapper Big Lurch. In addition to speaking with us regarding the circumstances that lead to his life conviction, he spoke to us about how mental illness and possible contact with the occult lead to the events that forever altered his life, He also shares with us about how these same dark forces are currently running rampant through our the form of human trafficking and much more. See for privacy information.

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    Prelude to the BS

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2023 67:49

    On this episode we talk about the internet's fav troll Charleston Whites latest rant, and ask was Gangster rap an experiment for labels invested in prisons?We also talk about rapper Big Lurch who's serving a life sentence for cannibalism who happens to be checking in on next weeks episode -Tap NSee for privacy information.

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    What The Hell Is Going On?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2023 62:35

    In this episode we ask why athletes are attracted to the thug life, Why Melle Mel needs to step his bars up and has Sean Kemp lost his mind?See for privacy information.

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    The Elephant in The Room

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2023 62:11

    In this episode Steele and Eiht discuss the year of 1995 and how Gangster Rap saved the music industry. We also talk about the Elephant in the room, tap NSee for privacy information.

    Kxng Crooked's Truth:Did Joe Budden sabotage Slaughterhouse?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2023 78:24

    We sit down with Long beach, CA wordsmith "Kxng Crooked". We discuss his evolution from an 8 year old child rap phenomenon, to signing with a local label, getting picked up, and subsequently dropped from Virgin records, signing to Death Row records over Aftermath-which caused a major beef between him and DPG. We then go into the formation of the supergroup "Slaughterhouse" consisting of Crooked, Royce the 5'9", Joel Ortiz and Joe Budden. After releasing their debut album independently they were signed to Eminem's Shady Records, but never released their album because of alleged interference and sabotage by group member Joe Budden,  which leads to Kxng Crooked stating "Joe Budden is not a good person". We then touch on Kxng Crooked's podcast "Crook's Corner" and it's impact and what he has in store in season 2. Tap NSee for privacy information.

    50 years of Hip Hop & Billboard's BS list

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2023 68:42

    We talk about the Grammy's acknowledging hip hop after years of dissing the culture, Billboard magazine's wack top 50 rappers list and the golden era of Gangster rap.See for privacy information.

    Introducing: I Didn't Know, Maybe You Didn't Either!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2023 1:14

    Through a “Mr. Rogers-styled-esque perspective B Daht presents #IDKMYDE (I Didn't Know, Maybe You Didn't Either) Podcast Series. An introspective interpretation of long lost history facts shared in an engaging, and informative way. Layered with originality and equipped with actual historical references and some hard truths, this journey of discovery is filled with comedy and entertainment for all ages to learn and be entertained.   Listen here and subscribe to “I Didn't Know, Maybe You Didn't Either!” on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts!See for privacy information.

    RBX Escape From The Row

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2023 70:00

    RBX talks about everything from 1 on 1 fades with the notorious Suge Knight to fighting to keep his publishing rights.See for privacy information.

    "Puff and Pass" with Afroman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 74:23

     We sit down with Afroman, the author, performer & producer of possibly the biggest weed song ever, "Because I Got High". We discuss the Adam's County Sheriff Dept. breaking in his house, divorce and how he found fortune AFTER landing in Hattiesburg, Miss of all places. Roll somn and enjoy! "See for privacy information.

    The Nikki Kuhnhausen case

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 62:20

    Man Murders Transgender Woman In this episode, we discuss the murder of Nikki Kuhnhausen, a transgender female who may have possibly murdered for not disclosing her former gender. Do you think individuals from the transgender community should have to disclose their birth gender?"See for privacy information.

    Introducing: Reparations: The Big Payback

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 3:01

    Reparations: The Big Payback is an immersive, narrative podcast, hosted by social justice filmmakers Erika Alexander (Living Single, Get Out) and Whitney Dow (Two Towns of Jasper, Whiteness Project). Erika, a black woman, and Whitney, a white man use their unique storytelling skills and experiences to explore the argument for and against reparations for Black Americans.   Listen here and subscribe to Reparations: The Big Payback on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts!See for privacy information.

    The Premium Pete EP

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 67:28

    Wuddup? We sat down this morning with one of the most outspoken and honest cats in the game, Brooklyn's Premium Pete. We discuss his rise from drug dealing ex-con to linking up with one of podcasting's most influential show's, The Combat jack show. Pete talks about his time w/ the late Combat Jack, His love for Fatherhood and how he became one of the most sought after brand consultants in the game. Check out Pete's podcast "The Premium Pete" show. for privacy information.

    Old vs. New

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 62:00

    We discuss why todays youth may be correct in not respecting the old fools of today with the homie Big Court from the Holdin Court podcast sits in with us on this important discussion.See for privacy information.

    Introducing: Reasonably Shady

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 1:31

    Join two of the stars from Real Housewives of Potomac, Gizelle Bryant and Robyn Dixon, as they team up for their new podcast Reasonably Shady. The show features conversations about being fearless women as they recount stories from their exciting lives. Topics include dating, relationships, marriage, entrepreneurs, motherhood, style, glam, current events and more! Join Gizelle and Robyn for Reasonably Shady!   Listen here and subscribe to Reasonably Shady on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts!See for privacy information.

    Did Desegregation Help?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 80:13

    We examine Desegregation and its impact on our community and ask if Jerry Jones should be checkedSee for privacy information.

    Can A Woman Raise A Man

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 58:36

    Steele and Eiht sit down with the homegirls Red and Brit and ask if a woman is capable of raising a man alone "See for privacy information.

    Drugs N Hip Hop

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 65:35

    On this EP we talk about the rampant drug use going on in music and why it's cool to be a dope fiend now."See for privacy information.

    Introducing: The 85 South Show with Karlous Miller, DC Young Fly and Chico Bean

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 1:58

    Welcome to the 85 South Show - a podcast for people who don't know what a podcast is. Hosted by DC Young Fly, Karlous Miller and Chico Bean - nothing is off limits! Featuring interviews with hip hop's most known artists, the culture's most recognized trendsetters and everyone in between. They discuss topics most people care about and shit that don't really matter. With an elevated element of comedy, no matter the topic - this podcast is the epitome of pure entertainment!   Listen here and subscribe to the 85 South Show on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts!See for privacy information.

    Did Deon Sell Us Out

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 70:13

    In this EP Eight, Steele and James examine Deon Sanders move from Jackson St to Colorado and the line of black folks from Mississippi to Compton mad at himSee for privacy information.

    A Conversation about A.I.D.S

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 62:23

    We discuss the AIDS virus and HIV and why it's still disproportionately still higher in the Black and Latino communities and what issues are driving those numbers. The homie Big Court from the Holdin Court podcast sits in with us on this important discussionSee for privacy information.

    KRS-One's Bro DJ Kenny Parker "The Greatest Hip Hop Story Ever Told"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 68:12

    We have the opportunity to sit down with BDP's DJ Kenny Parker along with the homie SJ, one half of The Connected Experience podcast. We discuss him and his brother KRS-One's turbulent upbringing, KRS-One's early years as an aspiring MC and his love for Reggae, The Blastmaster KRS-One's legendary Juice Crew Diss, "The Bridge Is Over" and how KRS pushed him into becoming a DJ and producer. We then talk about PM Dawn getting tossed off stage by KRS-One and the repercussions behind the incident and his top selling new book "My Brother's name Is Kenny" The Greatest Hip Hop Story Ever Told, which you can purchase here Subscribe to "The Connected Experience" podcast Buy Some Official Merch Enter Code CD3IJXR0BH For Free Shipping In US  See for privacy information.

    From The Street's To The State Pen

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 72:30

     On this ep we sit down with the homie Boomer fresh off a 20 year bid. We talk about his time served, his time on Death Row Records as a hitter and more."See for privacy information.

    Who Raised You?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 63:44

    On this ep we take a deep dive into these disrespectful ass kids and ask if  parent's truly determine who kids become as adults. Tap in at the merch store for privacy information.

    Takeoff Murder & CA City Council Members Exposed

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 60:28

    We conversate about Takeoff from the Migo's Murder, The 3 idiot city council members busted calling black kids monkeys......we can't make this sh*t up smh RIP TAKEOFFSee for privacy information.

    Introducing: Straight Shot, No Chaser with Tezlyn Figaro

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 1:00

    Straight Shot, No Chaser with Tezlyn Figaro (@tezlynfigaro) examines controversial and thought-provoking topics with diverse guests to discuss politics, social consciousness, and culture. Through weekly conversations, Tezlyn invites guests to share their views and experiences, raw and unfiltered, to educate, uplift, and provide honest insight into the issues facing the Black community in America. A mix of hip-hop and political expertise, Tezlyn keeps her ears to the street and brings her knowledge and savvy to every discussion with power and purpose.   Listen here and subscribe to Straight Shot, No Chaser with Tezlyn Figaro on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts!See for privacy information.

    Playa Ham has strong words for DJ Quik

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2022 64:21

    We catch up with OG Playa Ham from the Penthouse Playa's Click. We discuss the Penthouse Playa's Click being originally signed to Suge and DOC's "Funky Enuff Records", his time with Ruthless Records, Him finding a young genius from Compton named DJ Quik, his development and more. Playa Ham then delivers a strong message to Quik when asked about their present relationship. Check out The Connected Experience for privacy information.

    Was Kanye Brought By the Republican Party?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 35:26

    In this ep we sit down with the homies from the Connected Experience and ask if Kanye was brought by the republicans, we also discuss free speech and Fat Joe. See for privacy information.

    Kanye and the guide to selling souls

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 63:32

    This week Norm and James sit fown and discuss Kanye West latest antics with his interview with family to the netowrk "Drink Champs". They also, speak about the theory of selling ones soul to be in the entertainment business. Do you think Kanye is self sabotaging on purpose? Lets sit and discussSee for privacy information.

    Rich Homie Quan: Talks New Album & Birdman's Business Practices

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 64:41

    In this episode, we have rapper "Rich Homie Quan" in the building. We discuss his history, Yung Thug, label struggles and much much more.   Check out Rich Homie Quan's new album "Family & Mula" right here"See for privacy information.

    Top Gangster Rap Album's Ever

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2022 75:07

    In this episode, we sit in with our homie journalist Soren Baker to decide the top 5 gangster rap albums of all timeSee for privacy information.

    The Forty Glock Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 66:57

    In this episode we sit down with the original industry orphan, 40 Glocc. We discuss his period of being homeless, his introduction to the Colton Crips, being shot multiple times, his relationship with Prodigy from Mobb Deep. 50 Cent and much more. Rate, subscribe, comment and share. FollowThe on IG @thegangsterchroniclespodcast @biggsteele562  See for privacy information.

    Diary of a Hitman w/ Sammy The Bull

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 72:01

    We have a sit down with former Gambino Family underboss/hitman Sammy The Bull and we discuss the business of contract killings, the current state of the government, his thoughts on Candace Owens and much more!See for privacy information.

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