The ill-advised Wise Guys

The ill-advised Wise Guys

The ill-advised Wise Guys podcast stars Uchay and QDeezy! Every other Monday at 11:30 am EST, the wise guys provide their "ill-advised thoughts" on the newly released albums and singles by your favorite mainstream and indie artists from around the world! They also discuss topics in the ever-changing worlds of society & culture. Be sure to continue the conversations from each episode by following the guys on Twitter: @illadvisedwguys

Episodes

July 12, 2021 86 min

On this episode, we were joined by OT the GoldN' Child and Kamalkiddo of the Beerz & Barz Podcast. Join in on this episode where they help us provide our much needed ill-advised commentary on topics that we feel people should be discussing within the culture!


Episode Topics Include:


  • (9:15) | Artists that haven’t reached their potential
  • (24:35) | Should Tyler, the Creator be more respected?
  • (36:38) | Is A$AP Rocky overhyped?
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    On this episode, we provide our much needed ill-advised commentary on topics that we feel people should be discussing within the culture!


    Episode Topics Include:


  • (9:31) | Biggest takeaways from the 2021 XXL Freshman List
  • (24:34) | How good can Doja Cat be?
  • (38:58) | The Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby drama...
  • (58:52) | Who doesn't have a bad album in their discography?

  • Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/oHMmT37W1SY


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    June 14, 2021 67 min

    On this episode, we provide our much needed ill-advised commentary on topics that we feel people should be discussing within the culture!


    Episode Topics Include:


  • (9:55) | Migos - Culture III | Album Review
  • (25:23) | Are artists truly "allowed" to evolve?
  • (40:28) | Which platforms are “breaking” artists in 2021?
  • (51:53) | “Tha Carter III” by Lil Wayne turns 13 years old!

  • Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/sDr9Hq8TZDI


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    On this episode, we provide our much needed ill-advised commentary on topics that we feel people should be discussing within the culture!


    Episode Topics Include:


  • (10:15) | DMX - Exodus (Album Review)
  • (27:00) | Drake wins Billboard’s “Artist of the Decade” award
  • (40:40) | Have collab projects become gimmicky?
  • (51:50) | Why aren't rappers considered songwriters?

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    May 17, 2021 92 min

    On this episode, we provide our much needed ill-advised commentary on topics that we feel people should be discussing within the culture!


    Episode Topics Include:


  • (9:26) | J. Cole - The Off-Season (Album Review)
  • (23:25) | “Top 5” rapper lists are difficult to create in 2021
  • (37:33) | Can the Migos reach new heights?
  • (50:02) | Life insurance has become a necessity for rappers

  • Indie Music Review:


  • (61:28) | PartTimeLyricist - Nightmares
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    On this episode, we provide our much needed ill-advised commentary on topics that we feel people should be discussing within the culture!


    Episode Topics Include:


  • (10:17) | Is Hip-Hop being used as a gateway for rappers to go “pop”?
  • (23:38) | Albums vs. Singles: Which approach provides longevity?
  • (34:10) | Why are female rappers excluded from every GOAT debate?
  • (47:11) | Artists that NEVER lived up to expectations

  • Indie Music Review:


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    April 19, 2021 97 min

    On this episode, we provide our much needed ill-advised commentary on topics that we feel people should be discussing within the culture!


    Episode Topics Include:


  • (9:21) | Remembering DMX
  • (22:10) | How many artists can survive without features?
  • (31:00) | Which city is dominating Hip-Hop right now?
  • (44:00) | Who are you looking forward to seeing in concert when the world opens back up?

  • Indie Music Review:


  • (50:55) | Orchestrate96 - Stack Up
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    On this episode, we provide our much needed ill-advised commentary on topics that we feel people should be discussing within the culture!


    Episode Topics Include:


  • (5:32) | Lil Nas X faces backlash for his controversial “Montero” video
  • (16:36) | Bamby H2O talks about why the video for his “Over It” song was banned in the UK (Per a BBC News report)
  • (39:36) | Michael Robinson, co-founder of Aves Lair, breaks down why you should get familia...
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    March 22, 2021 102 min

    On this episode, we provide our much needed ill-advised commentary on topics that we feel people should be discussing within the culture!


    Episode Topics Include:


  • (6:44) | What is causing the recent shift in the way artists view the Grammy awards?
  • (23:46) | As a creative, should owning your masters be a deal-breaker when negotiating with record labels?
  • (44:31) | So far, 2021 has been slow for music...however, we give you some music we’v...
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    On this episode, we provide our much needed ill-advised commentary on topics that we feel people should be discussing within the culture!


    Episode Topics Include:


  • (6:32) | Drake - Scary Hours 2 (Review)
  • (16:23) | What are some of the best and worst Drake/Rick Ross collaborations?
  • (24:13) | Who are some of the best tandems/collaborators in Hip-Hop history?
  • (34:34) | Who are some of the best and most overrated crews in Hip-Hop history?
  • (53:...
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    February 22, 2021 90 min

    On this episode, we provide our much needed ill-advised commentary on topics that we feel people should be discussing within the culture!


    Episode Topics Include:


  • (4:52) | 'Judas and the Black Messiah' (Movie/Soundtrack Review)
  • (13:42) | Are snippets doing more harm than good this year?
  • (21:30) | The historical overlap between music and sports
  • (31:05) | Who are some “Great” artists that are being overlooked...but shouldn’t be ove...
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    On this episode, we are joined by Social Editor of Complex’s web series: Sneaker Shopping and Everyday Struggle, Jordan Lo! Listen as he joins us in providing our much needed ill-advised commentary on topics that we feel people should be discussing within the culture!


    Episode Topics Include:


  • (14:10) | Remembering Nipsey Hussle in 2021 on the 10 year anniversary of ‘THE MARATHON’ album.
  • (25:00) | Macklemore admits race was a factor in ...
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    January 25, 2021 79 min

    On this episode, we are back with our much needed ill-advised commentary on several topics that we feel people should be discussing within the Hip-Hop culture!


    Episode Topics Include:


  • (5:26) | Danileigh sparks a much needed conversation in music about colorism by dropping a snippet to her new song called ‘Yellow Bone’.
  • (19:29) | Has music become too explicit these days?
  • (33:41) | Rap lyrics are becoming admissible in court...is that ra...
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    January 11, 2021 151 min

    On this episode, we are back with our much needed ill-advised commentary on several topics that we feel people should be discussing within the Hip-Hop culture!


    Episode Topics Include:


  • There was no possible way that the long awaited/highly anticipated ‘Whole Lotta Red’ album by Playboi Carti could live up to the enormous hype, right? We discuss whether the album was a W or an L for Carti and his fans! (14:46)
  • By now, we all are aware o...
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    On this episode, the wise guys are joined by Singer, Songwriter and friend of the show - Chili A.F.


    Episode Topics Include:


  • Her background as a trained Violinist

  • How she ended up writing a song for Zayn and how that propelled her to find her voice and identity as an artist

  • The MANY complexities of being a songwriter and how it can limit your artistry when dealing with other musicians

  • The meaning and importance of her single called ‘Keep...
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    December 14, 2020 116 min

    On this episode, we are back with our much needed ill-advised commentary on several topics that we feel people should be discussing within the Hip-Hop culture: 


    Episode Topics Include:


  • Jack Harlow drops his debut album called ‘Thats What They All Say’ so naturally we discuss his artistry and how far his career can go (3:21).

  • The importance of identity in music and the dilemma that most music listeners are faced with that seem to preve...
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    On this episode, the wise guys are joined by rapper and friend of the show - ChrisdaCEO.


    Episode Topics Include:


  • His process of making music during the pandemic

  • Finding the right balance between the music he wants to make vs. what the fans want to hear

  • What happened to Lil Wayne?

  • The importance of locking in and working with one producer

  • How he got his start in music

  • The origins of his rap name

  • The rap scene in Cleveland, OH

  • The importance ...
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    November 30, 2020 105 min

    On this episode, we are back with our much needed ill-advised commentary on several topics that we feel people should be discussing within the hip hop culture: 


    Episode Topics Include:


  • The 2021 Grammy nominations, the obvious snubs that were not included in the list and why artists put so much importance in the acknowledgement of the Grammy committee. (11:53)

  • Following the recent Verzuz battle between Jeezy and Gucci Mane, we discuss ...
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    November 16, 2020 85 min

    On this episode, we are back with our much needed ill-advised commentary on several topics that we feel people should be discussing within the hip hop culture!


    Episode Topics Include:


  • Following the tragic murder of King Von, Hip-Hop is in a state of disarray! But what can we do as a community to prevent the senseless violence from becoming a normal part of the culture? Let’s discuss solutions! (6:00)

  • Future and Lil Uzi Vert link up fo...
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    November 2, 2020 109 min

    On this episode, we are back with our much needed ill-advised commentary on several topics that we feel people should be discussing within the hip hop culture: 


    Episode Topics Include:


  • Drake releases the ‘Certified Lover Boy’ album trailer and we discuss our album expectations (5:27)

  • How will the global success of ‘Roses (Imanbek Remix)’ impact how SAINt JHN’s new releases will be received by his new fanbase? (22:00)

  • Despite the phenom...
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