Archive for March 2019

     I want to thank my guy Hip Hop Mike for coming on my show "Sports and Hip-Hop with DJ Mad Max" on WSJU Radio at St. John's University last night. I had a great time! We discussed the current state of Hip-Hop as well as the early 2000s and 90s era of Hip-Hop. Mike described Hip-Hop as being sub genres of different styles and Rap being more about the bars. He told his story growing up as a Queens native and being a huge fan of Nas. His favorite album is Illmatic. His inspirational journey to Hot 97 began when he was younger, living at a group home, and he wrote to all the members of Hot 97 at the time. The only one who responded back was Peter Rosenberg and this would later help Mike achieve his dream to be at Hot 97. Later on, he won tickets to Hot 97's event Rock The Bells three times in the hopes of meeting his idol Nas and ended up running into Rosenberg backstage. This solidified Mike's dream of being at Hot 97. Mike also told us how he got his name Hip Hop Mike. One of my favorite moments from this interview was when we recited Big Pun's famous Twinz (Deep Cover '98) line: "Dead in the middle of Little Italy little did we know that we riddled some middlemen who didn't do diddly". We closed out the show with a cypher of fire freestyles from St. John's University's own emcees Sayku and Loko Warbucks. I want to thank Sayku and Loko for their dope performances. Most of all, thanks again Hip Hop Mike for coming on my show and giving me positive advice because it means a lot to me! He's a very hard worker. He is doing a lot for and really cares about the youth. Also, don't forget to tune into the hottest midnight show Hip Hop Mike's show on Tuesday's-Friday's from 12am-6am est on Hot 97! Stay tuned!

You can watch this show on my YouTube as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT0z_8joukU&feature=youtu.be 

Follow Hip Hop Mike on Instagram: @hiphopmike and Twitter @hiphop_mike.

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Website: https://maxrcoughlan.com/index.html

 
 

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      I want to thank Chase Money and Q Life for coming on my show "Sports and Hip-Hop with DJ Mad Max" today for an interview. They represent the real Hip-Hop and brought a lot of energy to the show. You can hear their emotions in their music, especially in the 13 minute freestyle they performed on this show! That was one of the greatest freestyles and rhyming I've heard on my show! They have music out now and plan to release a lot of new content this summer, so be on the lookout for these lyrical prodigies! 

Follow Chase Money/Chase Euro on Instagram: @im_chasemoney and @chaseuro_bmb. Follow Q Life on Instagram: @qlife_bmb. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter: @thereelmax. Website: https://maxrcoughlan.com/index.html

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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     I want to thank my brother and CT's own RnB singer Omar Wilson for calling into my show last night on WSJU radio at St. John's University! He discussed his inspiration to write music and the artists he looked up to. He reminds me of Donny Hathaway, Aaron Hall, and K-CI. He was a performer in a group called Lost Souls, from North Carolina. He described what it's like being from Norwalk, CT as well as being a three time Apollo winner. He has opened up for artists such as Boyz II Men, Jagged Edge, and Justin Timberlake. He has many underground songs such as The Jungle, 100 Ways, and Ride. He collaborated with CT's own emcee Jahan Nostra on Living Your Life. He has a song with DMX called Faith as well as an upcoming remix of one of his songs coming soon with the Wu-Tang Clan's own chef Raekwon. He is a nominee for this year's 50th NAACP Image Awards for outstanding new artist and congratulations on that because that's a major accomplishment. As a native of CT, it's important to support our own and stop tearing each other down! We have a lot of real talented artists and we need to spread love, not hate! The time is now for us to grow and start making it! Omar Wilson's first debut album Living Legend drops on all music platforms this Friday! Go listen, purchase, and support it! Omar is one of many artists from CT putting us on the map! Big things are coming for you my bro! Follow Omar Wilson on Instagram: @omarwilson1 and Twitter: @omarwilson. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter: @thereelmax. Website: https://maxrcoughlan.com/index.html

     I also want to thank my brother Tony Paventa from World Wrestling Radio on WSJU Radio for opening the show with me as a guest co-host covering the hottest sports news of the week so far! Follow Tony Paventa on Instagram: @tanooch96. 

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     I want to thank SJU artists SB4 and Delfacto for coming on my show today for an exclusive interview. SB4 talked about his love for poetry and music. He also discussed his music that he has out now as well as the music he has coming soon. Delfacto named his favorite producers and described what he uses to produce music. They both spit freestyles over 2 Chainz's 4am and Jay-Z's Coming of Age. Be on the lookout because he's releasing music next week! Follow SB4 on Instagram: @sal_sb4. Follow Delfacto on Instagram: @debonairdew. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter: @thereelmax. https://maxrcoughlan.com/index.html

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     I want to thank Hip-Hop legend Rampage for calling into my show last night on WSJU Radio at St. John's University. He mentioned many rappers who influenced him including Special Ed and Chubb Rock. Growing up in Flatbush Brooklyn, NY he lived around many of these rappers. Busta Rhymes is his first cousin and they are in the same group known as the Flipmode Squad. He talked about signing his first deal and being on the greatest Hip-Hop remix of all time, which is Craig Mack's Flava In Ya Ear Remix. He discussed his friendships with Craig Mack and The Notorious B.I.G. aka Biggie Smalls. He has another song with Craig Mack that they recently had recorded before Craig Mack sadly, passed away. We talked about his classic first album Scout's Honor... by Way of Blood and the hit song off of the album Wild for da Night. One of the greatest parts about this interview was that Rampage was freestyling at times! He started the hashtag/term for Hip-Hop today and that is mumble rap. He has kept it real from day one and tells it like it is. He made his music the way he wanted to and I have always loved the grittiness in his music. He has a lot going on: he is going to be in an upcoming movie, he is creating a cartoon, he has his own headphone brand, he has his own sports and Hip-Hop show on NBC, and he is a DJ. Be on the lookout because he has a vault of tracks recorded and he will be dropping a new album soon called When Hell Freezes Over! Thanks again Rampage for calling into my show last night, I had a great time! 

Follow Rampage on Instagram: @therealrampage and @rampagethelastboyscout and Twitter: @therealrampage. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter: @thereelmax. Website: https://maxrcoughlan.com/index.html

 

     Shoutout to my brother Zaire Adams for creating the dope promo for this show! Contact him for designs and follow him on Instagram @zaydesignsthat @trippyy.zay

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     I want to thank Mr. Dalvin for calling into my show last night on WSJU Radio at St. John's University. He talked about his influences to make music as well as his brother Devante's gift for songwriting. They were born in Virginia, moved to North Carolina, and eventually moved to New York to sign with Uptown records. When they teamed up with K-CI and JoJo, they formed one of the greatest RnB groups of all time known as Jodeci. They went on to win four Billboard Awards and two Soul Train Awards. We discussed the making behind all of their albums and their hit song Forever My Lady was originally going to be called the Jodeci interlude. He also discussed what it was like working with some of the industries legends such as Puff Daddy, Redman, Suge Knight, 2Pac, and the Wu-Tang Clan. We talked about his classic solo album Met.A.Mor.Phic that released in 2000. He mentioned his favorite artists today and one who he would love to collaborate with is Drake. He confirmed that a Jodeci biopic is in the works. He said that we can expect a new Jodeci album this year, which I and many people will definitely be looking forward to! We discussed sports as well and he is a huge Dallas Cowboys fan! Thanks again Mr. Dalvin for calling into my show last night, this was a great interview! Follow 

Follow Mr. Dalvin on Instagram: @mr.dalvin and Twitter: @mrdalvin. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter: @thereelmax. Website: https://maxrcoughlan.com/index.html

 

     Shoutout to my brother Zaire Adams for creating the dope flier for the show! Follow him on Instagram and hit him up for great designs/promos @zaydesignsthat @trippyy.zay

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