Jose, BIG P, Migg and DeLaSerg this week share some health updates, the reaction to Roc Nation’s NFL deal (17:50), Viacom and CBS’s merger further shifting video and the Free Meek documentary on Amazon Prime (46:00). Getting into music, things such as whether first-week sales in the streaming era matter (53:50), Nicki Minaj’s revival of Queen Radio and her recent movements, So Much Fun (1:21:41), and much more is covered.
During this weeks episode, the Bridge the Gap boys waste no time before going over Rick Ross’s Port of Miami 2 (11:48). After reviewing the album, media narratives on Rick Ross, and the highlights the guys pick apart the unreleased Pusha T verse. The best in hip-hop list trend of the last couple weeks is addressed and the key point missing in each list (34:00), BIG P & Jose each share their top 10’s and the reasoning for these choices. Jose, BIG P, DeLaSerg & Migg cover Apple Music Masters and continue to spotlight their decisions and their value. The Disney+ announcement brings BIG P to recalibrate predictions on the streaming market and others reposition after weighing out the options (56:03). Tommy Boy Records negotiations with DeLaSoul, Griselda x Roc Nation, Young Thug’s next project to be executive produced by J. Cole (1:29:20), Nicki Minaj & Meg Thee Stallion’s union, Chance’s album being bested and more are covered. Listen to this episode for some good news connected to the show.
Jose, BIG P, Migg and DeLaSerg share stories from vacation, a local food review, corrections on statements from last weeks episode, confirmation on Battle of the Carters, their thoughts on Southside’s comments on Broward, and a positive A$AP update this week (36:36). More covered: Chance and YBN Cordae’s albums, Katy Perry’s sample clearance lawsuit, Drake’s care package (1:23:54), Yeezy and Adidas’s mass restock, a review of the newest Quentin Tarantino movie, and much more. This week features good news for Cyntonia Brown and Nipsey Hussle.
During this weeks episode, things start off with BIG P asking the listeners a question while reporting on Apple funding their own exclusive podcasts (17:14) and Drake’s distancing from Apple brings DeLaSerg to point out a key statistic connected to his career. The fellas give a Puerto Rico update, and congratulate Meg Thee Stallion on her ownership achievement (38:20). Mig introduces the XXL freestyles, and the guys celebrate where the culture is and pose a couple questions while highlighting Meek Mill and Jay-Z’s joint business venture. BIG P proposes some plans for September in Atlanta to Bridge the Gap at REVOLT (55:39), the guys give an A$AP Rocky update and talk about the new Good Thinking collection. BIG P reinforces his perspective on the future of video streaming and Jose gets in his float bag about the stock price of Netflix (1:15:00).
This week we find the Bridge the Gap boys talking nice for a little without Mig. After recapping and updating amongst themselves, they go over legal troubles of a couple high-profile figures within the culture, the unrest in Puerto Rico, Trump and A$AP Rocky, and Beyonce executive producing the soundtrack to the new Lion King movie (31:35). More new music is covered, and the guys speculate on whether Chance The Rapper can outdo himself on his “debut album”. Things get nostalgic after recognizing 11 years of “A Kid Named Cudi” (1:01:39) and BIG P somehow connects Ultra 2020 to A$AP Rocky. Jose shares his comments on the Kanye West leak and the fellas close with some good news.
On this episode of Bridge the Gap Podcast we find the guys recapping the first event they were all present for (13:06), another event BIG P and DeLaSerg have been teasing for a few weeks, and the nostalgic 2019 OVO fest line-up. The guys pick apart Jermaine Dupri’s out of touch comments (44:29), another article supporting BIG P’s argument on Netflix and video streaming trends, and a couple updates from two of the guys favorites in their business endeavors (1:17:51). Jadakiss’s comments on artist management are addressed and the guys feel the impact of their efforts after seeing the response to a MIEUX magazine tweet (1:46:48). The Battle of the Carters episode is teased again and the guys close with some good news.
This week the Bridge the Gap boys get into a lot! They start off highlighting an event taking place this weekend (7:35), Scooter Braun finds his way into the conversation again, and the Russ Joe Budden pull up interview brings Jose to revive a phrase from season one. Dreamville’s Revenge of the Dreamers III leads to a heated discussion on J. Cole’s recent decisions and the interpretation of its impact (26:41). Lil’ Nas X, an explosion in Plantation over the weekend and A$AP Rocky’s legal troubles are also covered. The fellas give focus to women in rap music which leads to a dialogue on double standards with expectations from men vs. women (50:26). The NBA, free agency, and changes in the league bring BIG P to ask if the Eastern Conference will continue to be entertaining. The guys revisit conversations on video streaming content and anticipate something new from Hulu (1:12:41). The guys bring Bitcoin back up, some good news, and a lot more.
On this weeks episode, the Bridge the Gap boys start off with some sports as another soccer tournament is currently underway. They dive into a slew of new music from artists such as Benny The Butcher, Daniel Ceasar, Chris Brown, Freddie Gibbs and much more. Music discussions lead to questioning the reception Chris Brown gets (48:54), predictions on the return of Rihanna the musician, speculating on Nicki Minaj’s next move and recapping the BET awards. After covering the Universal catalog fire, reports on Netflix’s trouble with NBC pits Jose and Miguel against Big P on whether people will continue to use Netflix (1:32:25). The good news segment makes a return.
This week we find Anonymuz, a rapper discussed on previous episodes join the conversation with the Bridge the Gap boys. They start going over his path to this point, some stories on BIG P’s role in his early career (9:33), and the difference between an EP and an album. They also get into his leap of faith moment in 2016, his opinions on Florida artists and them capitalizing on the moment, and more memories with Jose lead to how he stays grounded (46:14). Between questions on songs from Vice City and There Is No Threat, plus congratulating him on his connection to the talent agency merger report, he speaks on a moment where he suffered from writers block and its connection to his most recent project. Anon also shares insight on Denzel Curry’s influence with relation to his stream of consciousness (59:28), Jose points out how Anonymuz is refreshing to him in the streaming era, DeLaSerg asks about his top 3 favorite animes, they all go over the 2019 XXL cover (1:15:00), and much more is discussed.
During this weeks episode, Miguel returns to start off speaking on the job offer the guys brought up last week, BIG P brings up a couple live events taking place in coming weeks (11:43), and the four gentlemen dive into a slew of new music. Besides new music Common’s new book, and updates on DJ Khaled’s “reactions” lead to highlighting legacy act strategies in the streaming era (46:58). Discussions on Roc Nation Sports and the Brooklyn Nets, Miley Cyrus’s weak response to appropriation accusations, and reflections on The Warm Up & Thank Me Later take place (1:03:40) and the guys close this week with good news celebrating another legacy rap artist.