seveneighteen Special: Hot 97’s Funk Flex Spins 90’s Hip-Hop (10th Anniversary)

Legendary Hot 97 DJ Funk Flex spins 90’s Hip-Hop for your 4th of July weekend!

On July 4th, 2007, Flex spun five hours of 90’s hip-hop on New York’s Hot 97. Playing hits from Mobb Deep, Wu-Tang Clan, Tim Dawg (!!!), Grand Puba, Boot Camp Clik, Redman, EPMD, Gang Starr, Eric B & Rakim, Scarface, UMC, LL Cool J and more, Flex was all over the map, and if you’re a 90’s kid like me, you loved every minute of it.  As you get ready for your Independence Day BBQ’s, if you’re still stuck on what music to play or don’t want to hire a DJ or rely on Spotify playlists, just throw this on and let it rock. (Warning: it’s a little East-Coast centric. Also, Flex played a lot of vinyl, so there’s some skips and live editing for the radio. So what?!?)

The entire show (excluding commercials) is here as a podcast. We also have a playlist to the show (broken up into four parts).

Happy Independence Day, everyone!

Fresh Cut Radio Show: 2017 Week 20 from @CarverTheGreat

This week’s set from DJ Carver The Great features new music from DJ Khaled, 6Lack, Kanye West, and of course… Future.

On Saturdays from 4-7 PM EST, check out DJ Carver The Great on The Fresh Cut Radio Show, which airs on Durban’s 99.5 Gagasi FM in South Africa. Listen online at


6Lack – Ex Callin
Kanye West – Glow
Future – Zoom
Drake – Energy
Future – Used To This
Kranium – Nobody Has To Know
DJ Khaled – I’m The One
Kanye West – All Falls Down

Five Questions Episode 21: Biggie Day, 20 Years Later

Shawn Hardie flies solo to discuss the twentieth anniversary of the death of the Notorious B.I.G, including his memory of March 9, 1997. Shawn then discussed the epic Champions League match between Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain (14:10) mark (and its similarities with Super Bowl LI), the return of the seveneighteen NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge (21:05) and the start of NFL free agency (23:15)

Five Questions | S1 E04: Talking Hip-Hop with DJ @carverthegreat

Shawn Hardie and the international DJ Carver The Great discuss Future’s influence in hip-hop today, Biggie’s place in hip-hop history, what makes a good lyricist, Drake vs. today’s “gangsta” rappers and when the words “Southern” and “rachet” became synonyms in hip-hop.

Fresh Cut Radio Show: Week 29 | @CarverTheGreat

This week’s mix is a combination of some of the popular records produced by Metro Boomin (want some more…) and DJ Carver The Great’s favorite Afrobeat records that have come out recently. Particularly, Jidenna’s latest single, “Little Bit More” which is currently his favorite record of the moment. The last record, “Standard” by Reekado Banks, is also a banger. Enjoy!

You can check out DJ Carver The Great’s hip-hop mix every Saturday from 4-7 pm EST on The Fresh Cut Radio Show, which airs on Durban’s 99.5 Gagasi FM in South Africa. You can listen online at

PS: It’s a clean version, so feel free to play around your kids… or your parents.

This Is It | 10.22.13: Has Jay-Z Become Fat Elvis?


This is Part I in a three-part podcast involving myself, McFly, Mack Mittens (McFly’s brother), Elvis and Cousin D talking about Drake. Somehow we got from Drake to Wu-Tang Clan to whether Jay-Z is Fat Elvis to comparing Reasonable Doubt to Illmatic. Unfortunately the Drake discussion didn’t make the show, but everything else did. Hopefully you’ll enjoy this as much as we did.


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Campbell Dome Stories, Vol. 1: A History in Hip-Hop

The idea for the seveneighteen podcast came from the discussions and arguments between myself and my friends over the years, on a variety of topics ranging from sports to music to chicks (and everything in between). Many of these discussions occurred in Vlad Jones-McFly’s crib, affectionately known as the Campbell Dome.

This past Saturday was the first time we actually recorded one of these rants. We  started with who was the better MC: KRS-One, Rakim or Big Daddy Kane. From there, the conversation moved to a litany of topics, including:

  • Is LL Cool J the greatest ever? Did Canibus save LL’s career?
  • Are all rappers nowadays the same?
  • Where does Snoop (Dogg? Lion?) rank among the all-time greats?
  • 2 Chainz = Frisbee Music?
  • What happens when a Black man pulls out a book on the subway?
  • Did Nas get wack? Has Jay-Z fallen off?
  • Funkmaster Flex… love him or hate him?

Besides trimming off the last three minutes (cause it got out of hand, lol), this podcast is being presented as is. Starring myself, Vlad, his brother Mack Mittens, cousins Roger Dean and Treasure, E-Lolo and Dutch.

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