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Young Hip-Hop Heads

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Two Chicago guys talking all things hip-hop.

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Two Chicago guys talking all things hip-hop.

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Young Hip-Hop Heads

Latest release on Jan 14, 2021

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Rank #1: Ep. 036 - Favorite Producers (Part 2)

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Welcome back! Arash & Spex are beyond excited to bring you possibly their favorite episode yet. Arash presents his top 3 producers: No I.D., Noah "40" Shebib, and the Alchemist. Spex's gives his top 3 as well: Kanye West, Dr. Dre, the Neptunes. Let us know what you think!

Songs of the Week playlist:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5w6yjljM9EyYuY1IedjfMy?si=ri2XoA0xT4-vnDjhhCClmQ

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Jan 14 2021

58mins

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Rank #2: Ep. 035 - Favorite Producers (Part 1)

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Happy New Year! The boys are excited to be back and start off 2021 hot with a fun topic. The Bears are in the playoffs. But, some sad news came about with MF DOOM and Dr. Dre. Arash and Spex discuss albums from Playboi Carti & Lil Durk. They give a couple songs of the week and go right into the main event. Spex dives into work from Madlib and Timbaland while Arash talks about Harry Fraud and Boi-1da. Stay tuned for part 2!

Songs of the Week playlist:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5w6yjljM9EyYuY1IedjfMy?si=ri2XoA0xT4-vnDjhhCClmQ

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Jan 07 2021

54mins

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Rank #3: Ep. 034 - New Years Resolutions

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Merry Christmas everyone! Thank you all for taking time to listen to us this year. Whether you listened to one episode or all of them, we appreciate you. Arash & Spex are coming off celebrating a Bears W and planning for the holidays. Eminem dropped the Deluxe to Music to be Murdered By and Wayne dropped No Ceilings 3 (B Side). Today's main topic was a fun one. What are some New Years Resolutions you have for the rap game? Let us know what we forgot on our socials!

Songs of the Week playlist:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5w6yjljM9EyYuY1IedjfMy?si=ri2XoA0xT4-vnDjhhCClmQ

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Dec 24 2020

37mins

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Rank #4: Ep. 033 - MAN ON THE MOON 3 & THAT'S WHAT THEY ALL SAY

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Arash & Spex are ecstatic to talk about two surprising major releases very late in the year. Kid Cudi dropped his third installment to Man on the Moon and Jack Harlow released his debut album "That's What They All Say." Arash and Spex had a listening party for MOTM3 and Spex shares some stories from his exciting weekend. Chance the Rapper, T-Pain and Fetty Wap had some new music as well. Come dive in with us.

Songs of the Week playlist:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5w6yjljM9EyYuY1IedjfMy?si=ri2XoA0xT4-vnDjhhCClmQ

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Dec 17 2020

41mins

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Rank #5: Ep. 032 - 2021 Preview & Spex's Drake Mix

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Fun episode today. Arash shares some stories from his weekend in Mexico while Spex spent the weekend in freezing Chicago. Spex shares some big news, as he put the finishing touches on a mix very near and dear to his heart, the Drake Fan Club Mix. They preview some new music coming out from Jack Harlow and Kid Cudi, and they review Amine's Limbo (Deluxe) as well as some new music from Juicy J. They begin to brainstorm who will drop in 2021. J. Cole, Kendrick, Cordae, Roddy Ricch, and others. Enjoy!

SoundCloud link to Spex's Drake Fan Club Mix:
https://soundcloud.com/djspexofficial/drake-fan-club-mix

Songs of the Week playlist:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5w6yjljM9EyYuY1IedjfMy?si=ri2XoA0xT4-vnDjhhCClmQ

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Dec 10 2020

47mins

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Rank #6: Ep. 031 - GOOD NEWS, WHILE THE WORLD WAS BURNING & 2020 Awards

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After taking a week off, the boys have plenty to talk about this week. They start with some Thanksgiving banter, followed by a recap of the Jeezy & Gucci Mane VERZUZ. They briefly pout about the Bears and go right into Songs of the Week. Arash and Spex dive into two albums they really loved (Good News by Megan Thee Stallion and While the World was Burning by Saint JHN) and one they didn't like (No Ceilings 3 by Lil Wayne). They conclude with a few of their own 2020 Awards (because F the Grammys).

Songs of the Week playlist:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5w6yjljM9EyYuY1IedjfMy?si=ri2XoA0xT4-vnDjhhCClmQ

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Dec 03 2020

49mins

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Rank #7: Ep. 030 - Top 10 Albums of 2020 & SO HELP ME GOD

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Before a Bears Monday night game, Arash and Spex dwell on the unfortunate news about tighter Illinois lockdowns. Surprisingly, they had plenty of new music to talk about from artists such as 2 Chainz, Future, Lil Uzi Vert, Kodak Black and more. They conclude the episode by listing off all the great albums that came from this odd year. They work together to finalize a Top 10. How did they do?

Songs of the Week playlist:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5w6yjljM9EyYuY1IedjfMy?si=ri2XoA0xT4-vnDjhhCClmQ

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Nov 19 2020

43mins

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Rank #8: Ep. 029 - Favorite Songs of 2020

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Arash & Spex are ecstatic for one of their most highly anticipated discussions since they started the podcast. Arash spent the previous weekend in Nashville and watched the Bears get trounced by the Titans, all while Joe Biden was announced the winner of the Presidential Election. They briefly share a couple songs of the week from 2 Chainz, NAV, and A$AP Twelvyy before they get into the main topic. Rappers like Pop Smoke, Lil Baby, Chris Brown, Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby, the Griselda group and many more shined this year. Do you agree with their song selections?

RIP to King Von & Alex Trebek.

Songs of the Week playlist:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5w6yjljM9EyYuY1IedjfMy?si=ri2XoA0xT4-vnDjhhCClmQ

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Nov 12 2020

56mins

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Rank #9: Ep. 028 - Election Night, FEATURING TY DOLLA $IGN, Kanye & Wayne

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The boys have a ton to unpack this week. The Election is this week. Chicago is boarded up. Arash's birthday was over Halloween. The Bears are so frustrating.
They drop a ton of Songs of the Week featuring the likes of Ty Dolla $ign, Freddie Gibbs & Big Sean, Busta Rhymes & Kendrick, Dej Loaf and more. Kanye went on Joe Rogan and Lil Wayne went to the White House. Enjoy!

Songs of the Week playlist:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5w6yjljM9EyYuY1IedjfMy?si=ri2XoA0xT4-vnDjhhCClmQ

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Nov 05 2020

58mins

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Rank #10: Ep. 027 - Kendrick Lamar (feat. Sam Mannheimer)

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Arash and Spex are excited to welcome on guest Sam Mannheimer, friend of Arash's and big Kendrick Lamar fan. Sam put together tons of material on all things Kendrick. Section.80, GKMC, TPAB, DAMN, his features and many themes Kendrick raps about throughout his discography. Share this with any Kendrick fan you know!

Sam put together a playlist of his favorite Kendrick songs and many songs discussed on today's episode:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3l9KoVgPdvbRrJdprklkVn?si=pCh5FD9lQf2Vm_NGG8GSUA

Songs of the Week playlist:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5w6yjljM9EyYuY1IedjfMy?si=ri2XoA0xT4-vnDjhhCClmQ

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Oct 29 2020

1hr 46mins

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