Month: October 2019

Nick Cannon Mornings | Interview w/ Drink Champs

N.O.R.E. & DJ EFN stop by Nick Cannon Mornings at Power 106 to talk about how he believes Kanye West’s ‘Jesus Is King’ doesn’t have Jesus’ cosign, how Charlamagne is betting against Nick Cannon & more.

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N.O.R.E. & DJ EFN are the Drink Champs. On today’s episode we welcome artist, actress and radio personality, Angie Martinez! Angie is recognized as one of the most influential personalities in popular culture and multi-media. As she sits down with the champs, we chop it up about her legendary career.

Being one of the few people to interview legends such as 2 Pac, The Notorious B.I.G., JAY Z and NAS, she still rocks the mic as she conducts high-profiled interviews with Hip-Hop’s new generation of talent.

Angie shares the origin story about her radio segment “Battle of The Beats” and how it became a power house in New York City. As a platform for emerging artists, “Battle of The Beats” introduced a young JAY Z’s music to the New York City airwaves. Later on “Battle of The Beats” would showcase the historic battle between NAS & JAY Z, playing their songs “Ether” and “Super Ugly”, as the two MC’s battled each other and became Kings of New York.

Angie Martinez shares how important it is to stay grounded, fair and truthful while interviewing artists during their highs and lows.

She also shares stories about her days at Hot 97, why she eventually left the radio station for the rival Power 105 and how the move positively impacted her career.

Angie shares memories of Big Pun, Eazy-E, and talks about her favorite eras in Hip-Hop. Angie also shares stories of her Hip-Hop collectible items and how she received them.

This episode is filled with lots of gems that you don’t want to miss!



N.O.R.E. & DJ EFN are the Drink Champs. On today’s episode we Make Em’ Say Ugh, as the champs chop it up with legendary music mogul, Master P! Being inspired by Moguls such as J.Prince, Luke Skyywalker (Luther Campbell) and St. Charles; Master P shares how the Bay Area played an influential role in his independent roots.

Master P shares stories about the first No Limit Records store that he opened at the age of 19 and how he transformed it, into a multi-million dollar empire with his No Limit Records imprint. Allowing his No Limit Soldiers to share their war stories and put New Orleans on the map!

In this episode Master P aka Mr. Ice Cream Man shares classic No Limit stories, talks about rebuilding The Calliope Projects, dealing with Suge Knight, and signing Snoop Dogg to No Limit Records. Master P also shares stories about working with the late great Nipsey Hussle.

The conversation gets real as Master P gives his opinion on how media should shed more light on the positive things an artist does, rather than focus on the negativity that can cloud the career of an artist.

Master P preaches our Drink Champs motto and how we should give praise to our legends while they’re alive. Giving them flowers while they smell them, drinks while they can drink them and trees while they can inhale them… and much much more!

*Disclaimer: This episode of Drink Champs was recorded prior to the release of Master P’s new film “I Got The Hook up 2” | Available on all streaming platforms*



N.O.R.E. & DJ EFN are the Drink Champs. This week we welcome back Drink Champs alumni, Benzino! The champs chop it up with Benzino as he shares the origin story of The Source Magazine and how he met co-founder Dave Mays.
Benzino shares stories about historic moments in The Source Magazines history, including their epic covers, iconic award show moments and more!
Benzino also shares his reasoning behind The Source vs Eminem beef and his relationship with Murder Inc.
Benzino also speaks about industry politics, pressure, temptations and how he’s overcome them.
The Champs also chop it up with Benzino regarding his success with “Hip Hop Weekly Magazine”, “Love and Hip Hop” and much much more!



Episode 178 w/ RAP RADAR (Elliot Wilson & Brian “B.Dot” Miller) #DRINKCHAMPS

N.O.R.E. & DJ EFN are the Drink Champs. This week we welcome Elliot Wilson and Brian “B Dot” Miller from Rap Radar! Elliot & B.Dot share the origin story of Rap Radar. As Elliot shares stories about his days at The Source and XXL. B. Dot talks about bringing credibility back to the music, in his role as Lead Music Correspondent at MTV.

We also touch on topics such as “gate keepers” in Hip-Hop, Elliot’s love for competition and the fight between Wale & B.Dot that almost happened!

We also get a gem from Rap Radar as they share the story of how their JAY Z interview came to be and much much more!

*Special shout out to Elliot Wilson on his new role @ TIDAL as Chief Content Officer!*



N.O.R.E & DJ EFN are the Drink Champs. This week The Champs chop it up with The Peoples ChampPaul Wall. In this episode Paul shares stories about how he started his career in Hip-Hop and how he paid his dues working his way up within SwishaHouse. From working as part of the street team for various major labels, Paul also shares stories about the car culture in Texas, lean and Grillz!

Paul Wall also shares how Pimp C and E-40 played a major role in squashing the beef between him and Chamillionaire and tells us stories of DJ Screw, Michael 5000 Watts, the culture of screwed music and much much more!


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