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Ice T: Final Level

Ice T and longtime friend, manager and co-host, the one and only Mick Benzo ( Sirius XM’s Zulu Beatz) create the best podcast you have ever heard. This bimonthly show features Ice and Mick’s thoughts on relevant issues, news, video games, politics, behind the scenes of Law & Order: SVU and calls from listeners. They are joined by featured guests from all corners of the entertainment world and also take calls from listeners.

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Final Level: Chris Rock Interview; So Nice, We're Airing It Twice

On this week's Final Level Podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, we celebrate Black History Month by re-airing one of our favorite interviews. Chris Rock joins the crew to discuss rooting for teams that always lose, New Jack City, Chris' relationship with Adam Sandler, 99 Problems, Africa, TV, Wealth in Relationships,  Denzel Washington, Obama, CB4 and the Top Five.

1hr 26mins

3 Feb 2016

Rank #1

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Episode 20: Wealth in Relationships with Chris Rock

In this episode Ice T and Mick Benzo are joined by legendary comedian, Chris Rock. They discuss rooting for teams that always lose, New Jack City, Chris' relationship with Adam Sandler, 99 Problems,  Africa, TV, Wealth in Relationships, Denzel Washington,  Obama, CB4 and the Top Five. This episode is sponsored by Bevel and Petimmune.

1hr 26mins

14 Oct 2014

Rank #2

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Episode 3: Dungeons & Dragons, the CIA and the Future of Ice Loves Coco

In this episode Ice-T and Mick Benzo discuss Ice's experience recording a new Dungeons & Dragons audiobook, their last words of advice for Justin Bieber, the Hollywood Hillbillies, the Art of Rap tour and the future of Ice Loves Coco. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and Audible.

1hr

4 Feb 2014

Rank #3

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Episode 30: Million Dollar Videos with Busta Rhymes

In this episode Ice T and Mick Benzo are joined by Busta Rhymes. They discuss the optical illusion dress, the passing of Leonard Nimoy, Fifty Shades of Grey, Ice T's latest appearance on the Tonight Show, Leaders of the New School, Q-Tip, million dollar music videos, people's obsession with pictures, and Tech N9ne. This episode features No Type Remix featuring Trillian, Wall to Wall by Raekwon featuring Busta Rhymes, Scenario by A Tribe Called Quest featuring Busta Rhymes, CoCo by O.T. Genasis, Ante Up remix by M.O.P. featuring Busta Rhymes. This episode is sponsored by Shure.

3hr 8mins

3 Mar 2015

Rank #4

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Episode 41: Marley Marl Rockin' Up In This Biatch

This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, Ice and Mick talk to living legendary producer Marley Marl. Marl talks about the origins of himself, making his first real record and the original purpose of the classic, The Bridge. Music used In this Episode: Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin' Ice-T - "6'n the morning ' Ice-T - 'Pulse of the Rhyme"

1hr 24mins

28 Oct 2015

Rank #5

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Episode 40: Ralph McDaniels Keeps History alive While La Vaba's Downtown Makes History

This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, Ice and Mick chop it up with the Father of the hip hop Video, founder of Video Music box, the great Ralph McDaniels and legendary producer and manager, La Vaba. The Quartet talk history of the hip hop music video, the preservation of the culture through videos and why if you need footage of an artist you would have better luck asking Uncle Ralph than a record label. Music used In this Episode: Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'

1hr 40mins

14 Oct 2015

Rank #6

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Episode 42: KRS-One and Crazy Legs Stop By Talk Zulu Nation Anniversary and Thanks to All Veterans

This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, Ice and Mick are joined by KRS- One and Crazy Legs. The Teacha and Rock Steady Crew B-Boy discuss Hip-Hop as a crazy family, the art of negotiating a business deal, the Zulu Nation Anniversary and why KRS does not want to be inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. Music used In this Episode: Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This"  Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'

54mins

11 Nov 2015

Rank #7

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Episode 24 - Cosby, Cops and Guns with Mobb Deep

In this episode Ice T and Mick Benzo are joined by Prodigy as well as Havoc from Mobb Deep. They discuss police brutality, a solution for fixing up New York Sports, Ice lays out Bill Cosby, Interstellar, cold weather, Mobb Deep, producing their own records, Prodigy's Autobiography 'My Infamous Life', and their raw sound. This episode features The Infamous and Taking You Off Here by Mobb Deep. This episode is sponsored by Petvi and Mahler's Aggressive Strength Testosterone.

1hr 48mins

9 Dec 2014

Rank #8

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Episode 4: Don't Hate the Player, Hate the Mage

In this episode Ice-T and Mick Benzo discuss Ice's follow up on his Dungeons and Dragons audiobook recording, George Zimmerman's Celebrity Boxing, Flappy Bird, the Super Bowl, Alex Rodriguez, Ice's take on Snapped (the TV Show), the difference between scripted & reality television, the side effects of TV pharmaceutical commercials, heroin, haters, Queen Latifah's bar fights and some new Body Count news. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and NatureBox.

1hr 2mins

18 Feb 2014

Rank #9

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Episode 38: Kurtis Blow Says Donald Trump is Shamming the White House

In this episode Ice T and Mick Benzo talk to the legend, Kurtis Blow. They discuss the first time Ice rapped in front of Kurtis Blow, police brutality, the hip-hop origins of Kurtis Blow, him meeting Bob Marley and why Donald Trump is shamming the White House. Music used In this Episode:  Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'"

1hr 30mins

16 Sep 2015

Rank #10

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Episode 6: Selfies and Locker Room Nudists with Plaxico Burress

In this episode Ice-T and Mick Benzo are joined by NFL Legend & Super Bowl champion, Plaxico Burress. They discuss the hardest hit Plaxico has ever received on the field, their distaste for selfies, their distaste for naked men in the locker room, the missing plane, aliens, Ice's continual unwillingness to upgrade his Television, how Ice is the only sane one left on Law & Order and the inception of the newly founded Universal Hip Hop museum in the Bronx. This episode is also brought to you by NatureBox! NatureBox is a terrific subscription service that sends you great snacks straight to your door! NatureBox is incredibly affordable, made with wholesome ingredients, is 100% nutritionist approved, and their snacks taste great! For 50% off of your first box go to Naturebox.com/icet. This episode is also brought to you by Audible! Audible is the world’s leading provider of audiobooks, with over 150,000 titles to choose from. You can even get Ice-T's autobiography, Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption and Pimp by Iceberg Slim. You can get a free audiobook and 30 day trial by going to audible.com/icet. Real readers get their audiobooks from Audible

57mins

18 Mar 2014

Rank #11

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Episode 7: I Got 99 Problems but a Furry Ain't One

In this episode Ice-T and Mick Benzo are joined by comedy badass, Todd Barry. They discuss the real truth behind Jay-Z's sampling of Ice's 99 problems, internet trolls, cyber bullying, an update on the missing plane, Michael Vick's move to the NY Jets, Friday Night Tykes, Ice & Mick's pitch perfect karate movie voices, Lewis coming back to face Olivia Benson on a Law & Order: SVU showdown and finding happiness in the present moment.The Trio are also joined by Jon Daly as he explains what furies and 3D printers are to Ice. Lil' Daddy Shane comes through to discuss his new documentary. Lastly, Zieme shows the crew his pipes and shares what it is like to be an independent artists.  This episode is brought to you by Squarespace, Stamps.com and Audible.

1hr 24mins

1 Apr 2014

Rank #12

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Episode 53: DJ Chuck Chillout: A Podcast Dedicated to Prince

This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo,Ice and Mick are joined by producer and New York radio legend, DJChuck Chillout. Mick, Ice and Chuck talk about the recent death ofPrince, what that means for the future of music, the death of BillyPaul, Tom Clancy's The Division for Xbox, this summer's The Art OfRap festival and how DJ Chillout became a New York radiolegend Music used In this Episode: Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T- "Thats How I'm Livin' Ice T "Pulse of The Rhyme" Ice T "TheTower

1hr 15mins

27 Apr 2016

Rank #13

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Episode 5: Dead Man Walking

In this episode Ice-T and Mick Benzo are joined by race car driver, Marco Andretti. They discuss why you need to respect race car drivers, their distaste for potholes, the Winter Olympics, stories of men coming back from the death, gay rights in Arizona, Ice's unwillingness to upgrade his Television, the death of Rhondo Robinson, the current state of Rhyme Syndicate, following your dreams, the importance of being honest in business and the toxicity of daytime television. This episode is sposored by Audible and NatureBox.

55mins

4 Mar 2014

Rank #14

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Episode 13: The Mindset of Success with James Altucher

In this episode Ice and Mick are joined by James Altucher. They discuss James' life experiences, the importance of healthy living in success, the concept that no ones life is without challenges, the power of no, the state of the music industry, old TV star crushes, Snapped: Killer Couples, Coco's appearance in Think Like a Man Too, Ice's love for Hockey, the LA Kings's Stanley Cup victory, the World Cup, and Ice's dislike for commercial airlines. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and Audible.

1hr 32mins

24 Jun 2014

Rank #15

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Episode 17: Kiss Kick with Combat Jack & R.A. Salvatore

In this episode Ice is joined by Combat Jack and R.A Salvatore (Author of the Dungeons & Dragons book author). Mo'ne Davis, 50 Cent's Power, Robin Williams, Black Jesus, Thugnificent from the Boondacks based on Ice, Combat Jack, the relevancy of Chuck D, the Art of Rap Festival, killing Chewbacca, Seth Rose's new Art of Wrap Business, and Ice's Dungeons & Dragons Outtakes. This episode is sponsored by Mahler's Aggressive Strength and Squarespace.

1hr 23mins

2 Sep 2014

Rank #16

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Re-Air: Million Dollar Videos with Busta Rhymes

In this episode with Ice T and Mick Benzo, we re-air the interview with Busta Rhymes. They discuss the optical illusion dress, the passing of Leonard Nimoy, 50 Shades of Grey, Ice T's latest appearance on the Tonight Show, Leaders of the New School, Q-Tip, million dollar music videos, people's obsession with pictures, and Tech N9ne.

3hr 8mins

25 May 2016

Rank #17

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Episode 48: Ja Rule(s) in Black History Month: Classic Stories from a Living Legend

This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, Ice and Mick are joined by "It's Murda"..Ja Rule!!! The OGs talk the Super Bowl, Ja Rule's reality show 'Follow the Rules", lessons his grandfather taught him, lessons he learned from his stint in prison and hip hop beginnings of the Queens, NY artist.Music used In this Episode: Ice-T - "I Ain't New Ta This" Ice-T - "Thats How I'm Livin'

1hr 11mins

10 Feb 2016

Rank #18

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Episode 23: Trigger Treach Therapy

In this episode Ice T and Mick Benzo are joined by Treach from Naughty by Nature. They discuss Obama's Immigration Executive Order,  Treach's season on VH1's Couple's Therapy, Big Hero 6, new car problems, Treach's new music, and enduring disappointment in the entertainment industry.  This episode features Get Low by Treach featuring Redman and Prince AK. This episode also features Ego by RL featuring Treach and Jaheim. This episode is sponsored by PetVi and Audible.

1hr 16mins

25 Nov 2014

Rank #19

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Episode 8: Body Count is in the Building

In this episode Ice-T and Mick Benzo are joined by their Body Count Family. They discuss the the UConn riots, violence in schools, David Letterman's departure, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nurse Jackie, Kiss' dispute with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Lil' Ice has some issues with his dad's review of Titanfall. They also talk about Lil Ice's clothing line: Hemp & Relax, Ice interviews Body Count, they reminisce about the history of the band, Sean E Sean shares how to prepare prison delicacies, and Ice discusses how he judges character.This episode is brought to you by Squarespace, LegalZoom and Stamps.com

1hr 23mins

15 Apr 2014

Rank #20