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A Waste Of Time with ItsTheReal

A Waste Of Time with ItsTheReal

ItsTheReal

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The most fun interviews in hip-hop: comedian brothers Eric and Jeff Rosenthal, better known as ItsTheReal, engage in authentic and hilarious conversation with rappers, tastemakers, and industry veterans, all from their Upper West Side apartment.

Latest Episodes

#305: The Return of Royce Da 5'9

EThis week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome Detroit's own Royce da 5'9 back to the Upper West Side for a deep, hilarious, revealing,and very meaningful conversation on what he misses about Slaughterhouse, their unreleased project, the places he and Eminem listen to music, meeting Beyonce for the first time in celebration of Carmen: a Hip-Hopera, listening to 4:44 for the first time alongside Jay Electronica, what he fights with DJ Premier about, doing the Tootsie Roll in a high school talent show, how he broke the cycle when it came to parenting, and much more!

83 MIN1 d ago
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#305: The Return of Royce Da 5'9

#304: Cory Townes

EThis week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal we welcome Philly's own Cory Townes to Upper West Side to discuss his decade-long creative journey to becoming a working, thriving and happy DJ. Cory talks everything from Gremlins to seafood cheesesteaks, working in sneaker stores to working in the Apple store, designing clothes to hosting parties, writing in his own voice to writing in Cliff Paul's, meeting siblings to meeting A$AP Mob, watching How to Make It in America to watching his father, the world famous DJ Jazzy Jeff, losing his way to finding his passion, and so much more!

110 MIN1 w ago
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#304: Cory Townes

#303: Jessie Reyez

EThis week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome Toronto's own singer-songwriter Jessie Reyez to the Upper West Side for a wide-ranging, thoughtful and personal conversation. We discussed everything from meeting Rihanna and Beyonce and Frank Ocean, to being mentored by King Louie, to driving through the Bath Salt District every day, to what The Weeknd and strippers have to do with her career, to her asshole years as a teenager, to when she recognized the goodness of her parents, to what she's done to make up for past ways, and so much more!

82 MIN2 w ago
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#303: Jessie Reyez

#302: Russ

EThis week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome Russ to the Upper West Side for the wide-ranging, thoughtful and personal conversation you've been waiting for!

91 MIN3 w ago
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#302: Russ

#301: Jonathan Mannion

EThis week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome legendary photographer Jonathan Mannion to the Upper West Side for a deep, hilarious and very meaningful conversation!(3:45) AKAs(4:48) What photographs/artwork he has on his walls at home.(5:28) Meeting and working with Richard Avedon (11:20) His introduction to Hip Hop and what other genres/artists he enjoys (22:37) “Who you shoot vs. How you shoot” (32:30) The first time he sold a print/photograph.(35:08) Dealing with online criticism (40:07) What sessions he felt that he rose to the occasion (45:22) Shooting for DJ Khaled and the differences between photographing humans and animals(56:57) The creative process behind his album cover shoots(59:03) Shooting at live events as opposed to magazines or album covers (1:05:21) Advice to upcoming photographers (1:12:32) Other art forms he uses to express himself and discusses all the private flights he has taken Speed Round:(1:22:53) Busta Rhymes (1:24:36) Puff Daddy (1:26:21) Out...

96 MINJAN 28
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#301: Jonathan Mannion

#300: The Return of Joe Budden

ENow we're podding! This week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome our friend and co-host of the Joe Budden Podcast, Joe Budden, back to the Upper West Side for a deep and dope conversation about patience, determination, vision and happiness.TOPICS: 8:25 Podcast starts 11:19 Joe Budden TV14:44 Betting on yourself and being patient when dealing with big companies/corporations 29:09 Veering off from a traditional rap career into radio and podcasting 43:31 Time at Complex and Partnering with Spotify 59:11 The Joe Budden Podcast/The Pull Up/ State of the Culture

93 MINJAN 21
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#300: The Return of Joe Budden

#299: Riggs Morales

EThis week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome Atlantic Records VP of A&R and Artist Development Riggs Morales to the Upper West Side! Riggs discusses growing up in Washington Heights, a kid in love with comic books, riding the subways to avoid school, a terrible hustler with a great work ethic, who had an interest in the music business, but no way in, and thebreak he caught when he met the legendary hip-hop writer Bonz Malone. We talk about how he got on at The Source, writing Ma$e's first cover story, buying photos from a young Lenny S and young Johnny Nunez, where he was when Suge Knight took the stage at the 1995 Source Awards, and choosing David Banner, Juelz Santana and most famously, Eminem, for the Unsigned Hype column. Riggs reminisces on his time as an A&R for Shady Records during their dominantyears, putting together the 8 Mile soundtrack with Em and seeing what a genius mind 50 Cent is from the moment he signed. Riggs gets into how he decided to move on from Sh...

124 MINJAN 14
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#299: Riggs Morales

#298: Ryan Leslie

Today on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome producer/singer/rapper/tech CEO Ryan Leslie to the Upper West Side for a thoughtful, hilarious and meaningful conversation about music, operating direct-to-consumer, dignity, artistry, hard work and vision, plus stories about Fabolous, Cassie, Jagged Edge, Tommy Motolla, Miley Cyrus and much more!6:59 AKAs Eric aka Ain’t Nothing to Cut My Bitch Off aka ASPCAJeff aka Melt the Block aka FondueRyan Leslie aka The Slasher Ryan Leslie speaks about: 7:37 Being first through the “door”/ His family and upbringing 19:26 Never dumbing down/His early production/songwriting 32:59 His love for Stevie Wonder/ Being a musician while being a student at Harvard 40:30 His toughest time as a musician/ Having co-signs,mentors, friendships 52:30 Artists he has helped using direct audience ownership/ Being passionate about whatever he is working on 1:01:15 His beat building videos on YouTube/ The ability to search and find what you’re looking for 1...

98 MINJAN 7
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#298: Ryan Leslie

#297: Hovain Hylton

EThis week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome manager, dot-connector, and Cinematic Music Group partner Hovain Hylton to the Upper West Side! Hovain discuses the dark realities in growing up in Brownsville, Brooklyn, exploring all other parts of the borough as a young man, gaining musical inspiration from seeing Puff Daddy and the Family at Madison Square Garden, and life inspiration from seeing his own cousin's music video on television. Hov talks putting off real jobs and industry internships in favor of running around with Sickamore, road managing Rich Hil, and building a truly independent operation with Troy Ave. We get into the excitement of inspiring the streets, putting on for New York City, and selling themselves as an authentic movement, as well as the validation that comes from playing Hot 97 Summer Jam's main stage, taking and walking away from major label meetings and starting over after one business ends. His talks about the perfect situation he has these day...

84 MIN2019 DEC 30
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#297: Hovain Hylton

#296: Our Brother Dan

EToday on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, for Day 12 of the#12DaysOfPodcasts, we welcome our brother Dan back to the Upper West Side for the conversation the streets have been asking for! This episode also features guest appearances from our friends Greg Mayo and David Cho.3:02 AKAsEric aka Brooks Brothers aka Family TiesJeff aka The Fly God aka Jeff GoldblumDan aka Eric and Jeff’s Brother aka Your Third Favorite Brother on Your Third Favorite Podcast.Dan speaks about:5:29 Attending Indiana University/Beginnings in the sports industry16:17 Meeting Kanye West/Growing Up with Eric and Jeff24:30 Working in Cleveland32:47 Leaving Cleveland to work with the New York Yankees58:08 Living together while doing the podcast/Leaving the Yankees and working at Madison Square Garden1:04:56 Consulting for the Tokyo Giants/Traveling1:16:29 Outro

84 MIN2019 DEC 24
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#296: Our Brother Dan

Latest Episodes

#305: The Return of Royce Da 5'9

EThis week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome Detroit's own Royce da 5'9 back to the Upper West Side for a deep, hilarious, revealing,and very meaningful conversation on what he misses about Slaughterhouse, their unreleased project, the places he and Eminem listen to music, meeting Beyonce for the first time in celebration of Carmen: a Hip-Hopera, listening to 4:44 for the first time alongside Jay Electronica, what he fights with DJ Premier about, doing the Tootsie Roll in a high school talent show, how he broke the cycle when it came to parenting, and much more!

83 MIN1 d ago
Comments
#305: The Return of Royce Da 5'9

#304: Cory Townes

EThis week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal we welcome Philly's own Cory Townes to Upper West Side to discuss his decade-long creative journey to becoming a working, thriving and happy DJ. Cory talks everything from Gremlins to seafood cheesesteaks, working in sneaker stores to working in the Apple store, designing clothes to hosting parties, writing in his own voice to writing in Cliff Paul's, meeting siblings to meeting A$AP Mob, watching How to Make It in America to watching his father, the world famous DJ Jazzy Jeff, losing his way to finding his passion, and so much more!

110 MIN1 w ago
Comments
#304: Cory Townes

#303: Jessie Reyez

EThis week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome Toronto's own singer-songwriter Jessie Reyez to the Upper West Side for a wide-ranging, thoughtful and personal conversation. We discussed everything from meeting Rihanna and Beyonce and Frank Ocean, to being mentored by King Louie, to driving through the Bath Salt District every day, to what The Weeknd and strippers have to do with her career, to her asshole years as a teenager, to when she recognized the goodness of her parents, to what she's done to make up for past ways, and so much more!

82 MIN2 w ago
Comments
#303: Jessie Reyez

#302: Russ

EThis week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome Russ to the Upper West Side for the wide-ranging, thoughtful and personal conversation you've been waiting for!

91 MIN3 w ago
Comments
#302: Russ

#301: Jonathan Mannion

EThis week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome legendary photographer Jonathan Mannion to the Upper West Side for a deep, hilarious and very meaningful conversation!(3:45) AKAs(4:48) What photographs/artwork he has on his walls at home.(5:28) Meeting and working with Richard Avedon (11:20) His introduction to Hip Hop and what other genres/artists he enjoys (22:37) “Who you shoot vs. How you shoot” (32:30) The first time he sold a print/photograph.(35:08) Dealing with online criticism (40:07) What sessions he felt that he rose to the occasion (45:22) Shooting for DJ Khaled and the differences between photographing humans and animals(56:57) The creative process behind his album cover shoots(59:03) Shooting at live events as opposed to magazines or album covers (1:05:21) Advice to upcoming photographers (1:12:32) Other art forms he uses to express himself and discusses all the private flights he has taken Speed Round:(1:22:53) Busta Rhymes (1:24:36) Puff Daddy (1:26:21) Out...

96 MINJAN 28
Comments
#301: Jonathan Mannion

#300: The Return of Joe Budden

ENow we're podding! This week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome our friend and co-host of the Joe Budden Podcast, Joe Budden, back to the Upper West Side for a deep and dope conversation about patience, determination, vision and happiness.TOPICS: 8:25 Podcast starts 11:19 Joe Budden TV14:44 Betting on yourself and being patient when dealing with big companies/corporations 29:09 Veering off from a traditional rap career into radio and podcasting 43:31 Time at Complex and Partnering with Spotify 59:11 The Joe Budden Podcast/The Pull Up/ State of the Culture

93 MINJAN 21
Comments
#300: The Return of Joe Budden

#299: Riggs Morales

EThis week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome Atlantic Records VP of A&R and Artist Development Riggs Morales to the Upper West Side! Riggs discusses growing up in Washington Heights, a kid in love with comic books, riding the subways to avoid school, a terrible hustler with a great work ethic, who had an interest in the music business, but no way in, and thebreak he caught when he met the legendary hip-hop writer Bonz Malone. We talk about how he got on at The Source, writing Ma$e's first cover story, buying photos from a young Lenny S and young Johnny Nunez, where he was when Suge Knight took the stage at the 1995 Source Awards, and choosing David Banner, Juelz Santana and most famously, Eminem, for the Unsigned Hype column. Riggs reminisces on his time as an A&R for Shady Records during their dominantyears, putting together the 8 Mile soundtrack with Em and seeing what a genius mind 50 Cent is from the moment he signed. Riggs gets into how he decided to move on from Sh...

124 MINJAN 14
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#299: Riggs Morales

#298: Ryan Leslie

Today on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome producer/singer/rapper/tech CEO Ryan Leslie to the Upper West Side for a thoughtful, hilarious and meaningful conversation about music, operating direct-to-consumer, dignity, artistry, hard work and vision, plus stories about Fabolous, Cassie, Jagged Edge, Tommy Motolla, Miley Cyrus and much more!6:59 AKAs Eric aka Ain’t Nothing to Cut My Bitch Off aka ASPCAJeff aka Melt the Block aka FondueRyan Leslie aka The Slasher Ryan Leslie speaks about: 7:37 Being first through the “door”/ His family and upbringing 19:26 Never dumbing down/His early production/songwriting 32:59 His love for Stevie Wonder/ Being a musician while being a student at Harvard 40:30 His toughest time as a musician/ Having co-signs,mentors, friendships 52:30 Artists he has helped using direct audience ownership/ Being passionate about whatever he is working on 1:01:15 His beat building videos on YouTube/ The ability to search and find what you’re looking for 1...

98 MINJAN 7
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#298: Ryan Leslie

#297: Hovain Hylton

EThis week on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome manager, dot-connector, and Cinematic Music Group partner Hovain Hylton to the Upper West Side! Hovain discuses the dark realities in growing up in Brownsville, Brooklyn, exploring all other parts of the borough as a young man, gaining musical inspiration from seeing Puff Daddy and the Family at Madison Square Garden, and life inspiration from seeing his own cousin's music video on television. Hov talks putting off real jobs and industry internships in favor of running around with Sickamore, road managing Rich Hil, and building a truly independent operation with Troy Ave. We get into the excitement of inspiring the streets, putting on for New York City, and selling themselves as an authentic movement, as well as the validation that comes from playing Hot 97 Summer Jam's main stage, taking and walking away from major label meetings and starting over after one business ends. His talks about the perfect situation he has these day...

84 MIN2019 DEC 30
Comments
#297: Hovain Hylton

#296: Our Brother Dan

EToday on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, for Day 12 of the#12DaysOfPodcasts, we welcome our brother Dan back to the Upper West Side for the conversation the streets have been asking for! This episode also features guest appearances from our friends Greg Mayo and David Cho.3:02 AKAsEric aka Brooks Brothers aka Family TiesJeff aka The Fly God aka Jeff GoldblumDan aka Eric and Jeff’s Brother aka Your Third Favorite Brother on Your Third Favorite Podcast.Dan speaks about:5:29 Attending Indiana University/Beginnings in the sports industry16:17 Meeting Kanye West/Growing Up with Eric and Jeff24:30 Working in Cleveland32:47 Leaving Cleveland to work with the New York Yankees58:08 Living together while doing the podcast/Leaving the Yankees and working at Madison Square Garden1:04:56 Consulting for the Tokyo Giants/Traveling1:16:29 Outro

84 MIN2019 DEC 24
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#296: Our Brother Dan
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