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Thank you to Atlanta’s own Sol Messiah for coming on my show for an interview. Sol Messiah talked about his upcoming album GOD CMPLX that is dropping on all platforms this Friday, joining the legendary Rock Steady Crew, and working with music producer Dallas Austin back in the day. He discussed working with Madonna, TLC, Boyz II Men, and Monica. He got into becoming the main collaborator with Sa-Roc, why female emcees are not categorized with male emcees, and the elements of Hip-Hop not being taught in schools in America like they are in Europe/overseas.

Sol Messiah’s new album GOD CMPLX is available for pre-order on Apple Music: GOD CMPLX by Sol Messiah https://music.apple.com/us/album/god-cmplx/1628847957.

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Sol Messiah on "Sports and Hip-Hop with DJ Mad Max" visual on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5P6S_EAnbQ

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Thank you to Queens' own Bobby J From Rockaway and Detroit's own Hush for coming on my show for an interview! Bobby J and Hush discussed their new album 7182313, connecting back in the day via AOL chats, and when Hush noticed Bobby J's talent and wanted to work with him. Bobby J talked about what keeps him going, in which he keeps getting getter lyrically with time. Hush talked about his early beginnings of being apart of Da Ruckus, meeting Eminem for the first time, and being based loosely on the character of Wink in 8 Mile. Bobby J talked about his upcoming song with MC Serch called Round Here, his upcoming project with Nef, and when he will be ready to sign a major record deal. Hush also got into J. Dilla playing him Slum Village's Players before it released, The Game's Eminem Black Slim Shady Diss, and if Eminem should respond. Hush is also planning a new project with Bobby J as well as his first solo album since 2014. Stay tuned!

Hush and Bobby J From Rockaway's new album 7182313 is available on all platforms, including Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/7182313/1629384625.

Follow Bobby J From Rockaway on Instagram: @bobbyjfromrockaway and Twitter: @bobbyjrockaway

Follow Hush on Instagram and Twitter: @hush313

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MAD MAX Radio on Live365: https://live365.com/station/MAD-MAX-Radio-a15096.

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Bobby J From Rockaway and Hush on "Sports and Hip-Hop with DJ Mad Max" visual on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WB5cX538Lo

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Thank you to Berkeley, California and the Bay Area's own Rexx Life Raj for coming on my show for an interview! Rexx Life Raj talked about his new album The Blue Hour, going through grief from losing both of his parents in 2021, and creating this new album as a form of therapy to not only help himself, but others who are dealing with the loss of loved ones as well. He discussed questioning God after losing his parents, the importance of speaking to a therapist, and how his artistry has changed since the grief period. He got into playing football, tackle and guard, at Boise State University and the changes that football may eventually make due to players getting CTE. He also talked about going to middle and high school with G-Eazy, going through a bad depression phase after graduating from college, and working for free for his parents' package delivery service company. Rexx also spoke about getting his manager Ari, signing with Empire, DJ Kay Slay being the first major radio show that he freestyled on, and the importance of giving back to charity. Stay tuned for The Blue Hour Tour that Rexx Life Raj has lined up already coming to a city near you!

Rexx Life Raj's new album The Blue Hour is available on all music platforms, including Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-blue-hour/1627386601

Follow Rexx Life Raj on Instagram and Twitter: @rexxliferaj

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MAD MAX Radio on Live 365: https://live365.com/station/MAD-MAX-Radio-a15096.

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Rexx Life Raj on "Sports and Hip-Hop with DJ Mad Max" visual on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mU4j1nj87hA

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Big thank you to Brooklyn, New York’s own Kota the Friend for coming on my show for an interview! Kota talked about his new album MEMO, why it is his last album for awhile, and his upcoming Flight Night (NYC) shows at Sony Hall. He discussed the importance of his song Father’s Day, how each generation of father’s should be better than the last, and attending the Brooklyn High School of the Arts as well as going to Five Towns College for Trumpet. He got into starting out finding his style on Jay-Z In My Lifetime instrumentals, outselling headliners in Los Angeles, and when he understood his self-worth, in which he wanted to stay independent. Kota also talked about his Free Not Woke Podcast, Johnny Depp winning his case against Amber Heard bringing closure to what he faced in the past on social media, and what he has learned from going to therapy.

Kota the Friend’s new album MEMO is available on all platforms, including Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/memo/1623513111.

Follow Kota the Friend on Instagram and Twitter: @kotathefriend.

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Website live show streaming link: https://maxcoughlan.com/sports-and-hip-hop-with-dj-mad-max-live-stream.html.

MAD MAX Radio on Live 365: https://live365.com/station/MAD-MAX-Radio-a15096.

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Kota the Friend on "Sports and Hip-Hop with DJ Mad Max" visual on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wojp4rnvnZM

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Shoutout to Brooklyn's own R&B singer and songwriter Tony Thames for coming on my show for an interview! Tony discussed wanting to be a walk on for the University of Maryland's basketball team, suffering from a serious ankle injury in 2007, and his transition to music. He talked about starting out wanting to create rock music, making R&B, and moving out to Los Angeles as well as selling beats to survive out there. He got into having an unreleased song with 50 Cent, accepting that success doesn't happen overnight, and why Drake is the greatest rapper of all time. Stay tuned for the upcoming projects that Tony Thames has on the way!

Tony Thames' music is available on all platforms, including YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdpzF0wW4RRYKcfv05eqBhA and Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/tony-thames/1458630921.

Follow Tony Thames on Instagram and Twitter: @tonythames_

Shoutout to Richardine Bartee for connecting us! Follow Richardine on Instagram: @richardinebartee and Twitter: @theyams

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

Website live show streaming link: https://maxcoughlan.com/sports-and-hip-hop-with-dj-mad-max-live-stream.html.

MAD MAX Radio on Live 365: https://live365.com/station/MAD-MAX-Radio-a15096.

Subscribe to my YouTube channel Sports and Hip Hop with DJ Mad Max: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCE0107atIPV-mVm0M3UJyPg

Tony Thames on "Sports and Hip-Hop with DJ Mad Max" visual on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo-ZZgIHx-U

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Thank you to Atlanta, Georgia's own DJ Scream for coming on my show for an interview! DJ Scream talked about getting his start as a DJ, going on tour with Montell Jordan and building Hoodrich Entertainment & Hoodrich Radio. He discussed signing a label deal with Rick Ross and what Ross taught him about the business side of music as well as attending Tuskegee, where he majored in engineering. He got into his hit mixtapes, Shawty Lo introducing him to Rocko, in which he met Future at the very beginning of his career. DJ Scream also spoke about his hit show Big Facts getting picked up by REVOLT TV, expanding the show to Big Facts Friday, and his definition of making it in the music/entertainment industry.

Follow DJ Scream on Instagram and Twitter: @djscream

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

Website live show streaming link: https://maxcoughlan.com/sports-and-hip-hop-with-dj-mad-max-live-stream.html.

MAD MAX Radio on Live 365: https://live365.com/station/MAD-MAX-Radio-a15096.

Subscribe to my YouTube channel Sports and Hip Hop with DJ Mad Max: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCE0107atIPV-mVm0M3UJyPg

DJ Scream on "Sports and Hip-Hop with DJ Mad Max" visual on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QswUd3m0IU8

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Thank you to 2x Grammy Nominated R&B Singer and Songwriter Eric Roberson for coming on my show for an interview! Eric talked about his new album Lessons, his new book Lessons: 100 Thoughts on Life & Love, and when he started to believe that God was teaching him lessons at certain points of his life. He discussed his experience at Howard University's musical theater program, his deal with Warner Records and Island Records falling through, and how going back to college changed him as a person/artist. He got into being independent for 21 years with his own label B.L.U.E. ERRO SOUL, being on tour with El DeBarge, and paying homage to Kenny Greene on his song All I Want off of his new album Lessons. He also talked about teaching at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, the importance of picking up the pen on his worst days, and the two new books that he is currently working on. Stay tuned for everything that Eric Roberson has on the way!

Eric Roberson's new album Lessons is available on all music platforms, including Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/lessons/1618536653.

Eric Roberson's new book Lessons: 100 Thoughts on Life & Love is available everywhere you purchase your books: https://books.google.com/books/about/Lessons.html?id=vn_HzgEACAAJ&source=kp_book_description.

Follow Eric Roberson on Instagram: @erro44

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

Website live show streaming link: https://maxcoughlan.com/sports-and-hip-hop-with-dj-mad-max-live-stream.html.

MAD MAX Radio on Live 365: https://live365.com/station/MAD-MAX-Radio-a15096.

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Eric Roberson on "Sports and Hip-Hop with DJ Mad Max" visual on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvTyfC18xO0

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Thank you to Memphis’ own Fresco Trey for coming on my show for an interview! We opened the show discussing the tragic mass elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas yesterday and that this country needs strict gun control laws. Fresco discussed his new project Heartbreak Diaries, signing to Warner Records, and working with Vory. He talked about his father being his manager, having a close relationship with Penny Hardaway, and Post Malone taking him on tour in Los Angeles. He got into being from Memphis and the D1 colleges that offered him scholarships to play basketball. He also talked about being a songwriter for different artists, including writing for Meek Mill’s Expensive Pain. He also got into why he resonated with part 1 of the Jeen-Yuhs Kanye West documentary, meeting Mike Boyd & Gary Vee, and his upcoming single that he plans to release in the next week or two. Stay tuned!

Fresco Trey’s new project Heartbreak Diaries 2 is available on all platforms, including Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/heartbreak-diaries-2/1623417506.

Follow Fresco Trey on Instagram and Twitter: @frescotrey

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

Website live show streaming link: https://maxcoughlan.com/sports-and-hip-hop-with-dj-mad-max-live-stream.html.

MAD MAX Radio on Live 365: https://live365.com/station/MAD-MAX-Radio-a15096.

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Fresco Trey on "Sports and Hip-Hop with DJ Mad Max" visual on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5Swi_08eUg

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Big thank you to Source Award and NAACP Image Award winning, film directing, producing, and screenwriting duo Coodie & Chike for coming on my show for an interview! Coodie & Chike discussed the success and reception of their Jeen-Yuhs Kanye West Netflix documentary. They got into earning Kanye's trust in order to release this documentary, starting to document his story when Hoop Dreams released, and putting his Through the Wire music video together. Coodie talked about attending Northern Illinois University for one semester, getting into media business through his sister Tonia, and creating Channel Zero in Chicago. Chike talked about majoring in motion graphics at Savannah College of Art and Design, wanting to make music videos from the beginning, and meeting both Kanye & Coodie while he was working for MTV. They spoke about creating their own production company Creative Control, creating the ESPN 30 for 30 Benji documentary, and putting together Stephon Marbury's documentary A Kid From Coney Island. Coodie & Chike also spoke about Donda West, their friendship with Kanye, and their next documentary covering the legendary painter Ernie Barnes. Stay tuned for all of the exciting things that they are working on for the near future!

Follow Coodie & Chike on Instagram: @officialcoodieandchike

Follow Coodie on Instagram and Twitter: @coodierock

Follow Chike on Instagram: @cozah

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

Website live show streaming link: https://maxcoughlan.com/sports-and-hip-hop-with-dj-mad-max-live-stream.html.

MAD MAX Radio on Live 365: https://live365.com/station/MAD-MAX-Radio-a15096.

Subscribe to my YouTube channel Sports and Hip Hop with DJ Mad Max: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCE0107atIPV-mVm0M3UJyPg

Coodie & Chike on "Sports and Hip-Hop with DJ Mad Max" visual on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmzsYjlCWDs

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Thank you to super producer, 2015 Global Spin Award winner, and 1/2 of The Cool Kids Chuck Inglish for coming on my show for an interview! Chuck discussed his/The Cool Kids’ new albums BABY OIL STAIRCASE / CHILLOUT and BEFORE SHIT GOT WEIRD. He talked about his love of sneakers, his early life of growing up in Detroit, and wanting to play football at Michigan. He got into wanting to be an actor, auditioning for Ice Cube in Straight Outta Compton, and acting in Widows with Viola Davis and Liam Neeson. He also talked about The Cool Kids breaking up because the industry was sucking the fun out of the collaboration, getting back together with Sir Michael Rocks, and if fame is overrated. He also got into his relationship with the late great Mac Miller, social media being the focal point of the music industry right now, and that prominent artists work regular jobs behind the scenes. Chuck announced that The Cool Kids have a new album called Hi-Top Fade and a movie in the works. Stay tuned!

Chuck Inglish/The Cool Kids’ new album BEFORE SHIT GOT WEIRD is available on all platforms, including Apple Music: BEFORE SHIT GOT WEIRD by The Cool Kids https://music.apple.com/us/album/before-shit-got-weird/1611665488.

Chuck Inglish/The Cool Kids’ new album BABY OIL STAIRCASE / CHILLOUT is available on all platforms, including Apple Music: BABY OIL STAIRCASE / CHILLOUT by The Cool Kids, Chuck Inglish & Sir Michael Rocks https://music.apple.com/us/album/baby-oil-staircase-chillout/1615107824.

Follow Chuck Inglish on Instagram: @oldinglish and Twitter: @chuckisdope

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Website: https://maxcoughlan.com/index.html. Website live show streaming link: https://maxcoughlan.com/sports-and-hip-hop-with-dj-mad-max-live-stream.html.

MAD MAX Radio on Live 365: https://live365.com/station/MAD-MAX-Radio-a15096.

Subscribe to my YouTube channel Sports and Hip Hop with DJ Mad Max: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCE0107atIPV-mVm0M3UJyPg

Chuck Inglish on "Sports and Hip-Hop with DJ Mad Max" visual on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clg7JZDkdqY

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