Illmatic’s MESSAGE was like MLK’s words/Bar is MUCH LOWER for CURRENT ARTISTS!

Keeping with the ethos of the Godcast, in this episode, Lord Jamar and Rah Digga drop some hard-hitting truths as they speak about how the industry has changed from the early era when powerful figures such as Chuck D and KRS-1 were at the forefront of hiphop and delivered a message, to the current emasculated era which stands for nothing. Rah Digga also discusses the certification criteria that apply for current artists which make it much easier to get gold/platinum certified albums.

0:00 – 1:48 Intro
1:49 Hiphop History: Nas’ music was the “Free At Last” message for a generation
4:57 Right now this is the Beta era of rap
8:11 Facebook Live acknowledgements
9:09 Newsbreak – Trump playing with the “War” button
13:54 The shift in music sales certification standards
20:26 Conscious Cartoon (
23:22 Outro

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Lord Jamar – @LordJamar (IG and Twitter)
Rah Digga – @TheRealRahDigga (IG and Twitter)

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