S02E55

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S02e55 is a b-sides baby, a special lil thing we like to do over here at Lasers where we take some previously unaired conversations from earlier episodes and string them together to create a coherent whole. To kick things off they talk neighborhoods and reverse gentrification (white flight!) before the Lasers talk to DD the Destroyer about grey sweatpants and penis prints. They talk bad decisions by the Habs with Julian McKenzie, bad encounters with birds with Dana El Masri and then the nature of things in rap in Montreal with JT Soul before ranking Jay-Z’s discography and workshopping a pretty awful origin story amongst themselves. They talk boasting for the gram with DD, growth causing discomfort with Dana and the toxicity of the NFL with Julian before talking funk music with JT Soul and exploring confrontation with DD. To close out, they examine Canadian Christmas with Julian and the Stem Cell NFL (trademark) with one another. L@@@@@@sers!

Juan Wauters - Crazy Funny
Gangstarr - Dwyck
Jorge Ben - Zumbi
Funkadelic - Atomic Dog
Mozzy - Tomorrow Ain’t Promised

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s02e53

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S02e53 has arrived and it’s just the regular gang of guys and gals here to chit chat and entertain your butts. They kick things off by exploring forced ebonics and continuity mistakes in film before taking a look at comfy club clothes and getting into the nitty gritty of sporting Timbs. They take a look at 1984, the year, and Lionel and Nicole, the Richies, and then discuss what it means to step away from music and what to do with the actual body of work when you do. They take a closer look at Schoolboy Q’s career and talk tour life just a little before hitting Top of the Hour to be honest ‘bout stuff. Markings shares his podcast list to get some stuff off his chest until he and Mike disagree on the best approach to piercing in music and they examine the ins and outs of being objective about one’s own product. They talk lo-fi studio set-ups and what’s actually required to create professional sound and then Spike Lee’s legacy and the caca he’s currently churning out on Netflix before comparing and contrasting him with Tarantino (only one can remain). To close out, Mike and Markings share the current status of their musical endeavours and a lil bit bout where they are on the journey before Brittain and Mike enter a relationship issue that everyone dissects and they talk telling the truth to your loved ones and yourself. Slasers(?)

Boomkat - Wastin’ My Time
Rhye - Green Eyes
ScHoolboy Q - iBetGOTSUMWEED
Maxo Kream - Trigga Maxo
Damien Jurado - Everything Trying

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S02E51

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Oh bebe it’s s02e51 and it’s a b-sides episode, full of unearthed conversations from previous episodes strung together to form one long auditory sausage for yall. It kicks off with some Maky Lavender speak on Superman being problematic and opening for other rappers before the Lasers discuss the difference between inspiration and thievery when creating. They talk being under the influence with Erik Leijon, paper trails and finance with Freddy Lloyd and real friends vs rap friends with Maky before Brittain refuses to accept nerdom. They speak music criticism and new rappers with Erik Leijon, stream farms and fast fashion with Lil Lonely, and burning cocaine lol with Cyber. They talk Dunn’s, cats and stacking cash with Maky and the value of nostalgia amongst themselves before taking a look under the hood of art journalism in the city with Erik. To close out, the Lasers discuss getting grooves back and women no longer taking Ls before Freddy Lloyd breaks down his current projects and they examine the purpose of debate when some things just aren’t up for discussion. Nerds and Viggo Mortensen then catch a bad one. Lasers fakers!

Mozzy - Don’t You
Yaardcore - Ready Now
Rhye - Green Eyes
No idea
Pip Blom - Truth

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s02e50

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S02e50 is here - that’s half a century my dude, aka a big frigging deal, and we take the opportunity to get a lil personal! They kick things off with Markings reluctantly sharing his feelings on his feelings and talking just being exhausted man before he and Mike talk disappointing your immigrant parents and everyone talks trying to get to where they’re going while the going is still good. They talk a lil bit of basketball and balancing responsibilities and then give a lil bit of insight into where they’re all at on their respective paths before Mike and Markings explore the importance of not faking it in your raps. They hit ‘Top of the Hour’ just for fun and talk motivation in creative fields and doing it to be the best vs doing it just to do it and workshop ways to quit your job but still collect the government cheese you need to start your own thing. They talk talking sex, anniversaries, google ads and owning domains before Markings talks the extent to which he likes private parts and everyone discusses the importance of down time to recalibrate the being. To close out, they explore the Berenstain Bear debacle, archetypes and predicting behaviour and then get super serious about branding. Tra-la-la-la-lasers!!

Tame Impala - The Less I Know The Better
Flip Dinero - Leave Me Alone
Boogie - Swap Meet
Chance the Rapper - Groceries (Featuring TisaKorean & Murda Beatz)
Rubba - Zig Zag
Claude Vasori - Rivages
Billy Paul - (Don’t Know)

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S02e49 is out and the Lasers are cheesed to welcome singer/songwriter Meryem Saci to the podcast to share wisdom and make funnies! They jump right in the stuff and talk Gary Vee and the value of making mistakes early before Meryem tells us a lil about her path and background and Mike tells us we’re gonna live forever. They talk coming of age and navigating your dreams and accountability to self before accountability to others and hit Top of the Hour for fun and games stuff. They call out some fake glass usage amongst them and everyone compares power of vision before talking J-Lo’s abilities and the usefulness of selfies and knowing thyself while Meryem tackles her self-portrait. They talk adulting and growing up vs just getting older and what the hell’s the difference before Mike compliments Meryem Saci’s self-portrait (signature) and they explore access to info, staying ready, staying grounded, and final words. Fasers!!

Aldous Harding - The Barrel
ScHoolboy Q - Tales
Jessie Mae Hemphill - Standing in My Doorway Crying
Petey Pablo - Took Care of Them
Nipsey Hussle - Summertime in That Cutlass
Club Kuru - By the Windowpane

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S02e48 is here and the Lasers welcome youtube personality/gamer Bunty King to the podcast!! They kick off with space talk (would you go, are you scared, are there aliens) before Bunty King talks important issues in gaming and everyone gets deep on AI and puts it into a larger context before disagreeing on Mr Musk. They talk character building through fighting before Bunty shares a tough time and getting through it and everyone agrees that communication in relationships is key, shout out dolphins. They take a look at the impetus behind gaming before they hit Top of the Hour for Q&A and Bunty King gives us some insight into the philosophy behind his youtube and the pitfalls to being shocking online. Bunty King tells a tourism tale and Mike kicks off a gaming game where they try to differentiate the real from the figments of Mike’s imagination and Markings tells us about being excited for the summer of tennis ‘19. They cover hispanic appropriation by white ladies posturing as spanish before discussing the perils of comparing oneself to one’s peers and workshopping dream games that they would bring to market. To close out, Bunty King shares what he likes about gaming and why before they examine some of the darker sides of the lifestyle and Bunty King struggles through his self-portrait. Laters!!!!

Concussion Protocol (Original Film Soundtrack)
Beyonce - Haunted
Wyclef Jean - Bubblegoose
Westside Gunn - KARL

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S02e47 welcomes singer/songwriter Maryze to the podcast for everyone’s collective enjoyment!! They kick off with a lil bit of astrology content and talk kids and drugs and getting to the bag early before Maryze talks the moon and Brittain talks interconnectedness. They discuss music production and being self-sufficient in creation, especially as a woman in music, and then hit Top of the Hour to reveal some truths. They discuss taking accountability in life, both at the micro personal level and at the macro socio-political-economic one, and the best way forward in re-establishing a lil bit of balance in the world. Maryze shares her musical likes, they talk Grimes’ bananas concept for her new project and examine the particularity of listening to music when making your own. They discuss the different spanish dialects and not understanding the DR before Maryze does her self-portrait and shares a lil about her approach to the big things in life. They close out by examining a balanced life and how to not get caught up in work, especially when entrepreneuring, and how important it is to maintain an identity outside of your profesional one before Maryze, currently on tour, shares a tale of a bad performance and everyone gives some final thoughts on joy, last names and religion (deep stuff). Lalalalalalalasers!

Billie Eilish - Xanny
Boogie - Time (Featuring Snoh Aalegra)
Maryze - Soft
Lykke Li - Breaking it Up (Live)

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S02e46 has arrived and the Lasers welcome singer/songwriter Janette King to the podcast!! To kick off they talk the cyclical nature of things, sneakers in particular, and get into the nitty gritty of what isssss streetwear. They examine the role of liquor in nightlife and decide who amongst them has the best salsa before tracing the punk style back to its West Indian roots and talking licensing legends’ names. They discuss exactly why Lauryn Hill’s performance style is so abrasive and what it taught Mike about yelling at drummers before hitting ‘Top of the Hour’ to get to know one another a wee bit better. Mike and Markings disagree about pc culture and everyone wonders when it’s funny to be mean (almost never) and they separate the man from the art with Kodak Black. Mike gives us some notes and chronicles his top producers before they talk networking in the arts and releasing music on the available platforms. They play ‘Secret Life of Wax’ before Janette talks Vancouver and asks for more info on Montreal steak spice please. Janette tells us about her move to Montreal and what she got out of jazz school before beginning her self-portrait and then completing her self-portrait to everyone’s horror. To close out Brittain shares a good memory involving handwriting, Markings shares a good memory involving band, and everyone talks Rihanna’s impending music. Lasers losers!!!

Umi - Friendzone
Missy Elliot - Wake Up (Featuring Jay Z)
The Manhattans - Crazy
Isley Brothers - Living for the Love of You
Linda Clifford - Shoot Your Best Shot

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s02e45

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s02e45 is here and the Lasers brought through singer/rapper JT Soul to talk music and life. They kick off with a lil bit of background before Markings shares a cypher memory and they explore the pacing of releasing a project in rap. They play ‘Secret Life of Wax’ and examine longevity in music - who has it, who wants it, and how the hell to get it - before JT Soul shares a lil insight into the music he’s gonna drop and they talk peruvian dishes, specifically green ones. JT Soul talks his team and his process and Mike gets insightful about psychedelics before they hit ‘Top of the Hour’ and disagree about the ramifications of ayahuasca. Everyone-ish shares some unreleased musical fire (flames) before JT Soul embarks upon a self-portrait journey and they talk doing stuff just to do it sometimes man. JT Soul talks his upcoming project Goodbye, Lightspeed and shares some background into his next but current single and the unfortunate events that served as the inspiration behind it. LAZzzzzzers.

Nipsey Hussle - Checc Me Out
Tree - Safe to Say
Funkadelic - Uncle Jam
cannonhead - No Freestyles Interlude (Unreleased)
Shmings X lowpocus beat (Unreleased)
JT Soul - Doja (Unreleased)
JT Soul - Lay in the Sun with Your Soul

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s02e44

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S02e44 is here and it features podcaster/personality DD the Destroyer! They kick off by contrasting the various iterations of Drake to pick the worst and move on to telling lies and how not to get played by teens. They say no to violence, talk excluding dummies, and call out “pick me”s for being the worst before examining how to keep your cool without losing your human. Mike talks being party drugged without his knowledge and DD shares her favorite ladies before they hit ‘Top of the Hour’ for Q&A time and share some laughs. They move on to cancel culture and get into the Michael Jackson stuff before taking a jab at Grimes and talking raising children young. They figure out the next big drug, examine why kids can be boring and hate on Christopher Columbus before DD shares a little about her podcast journey and where she’s hoping to take it in the future. To close out, they touch on Boondocks and superheroes before Mike shares his podcast notes and DD shares her self-portrait. Lasers bebes!!

Jack Harlow - PICKYOURPHONEUP
Tree - Thank GOD
Something Lakim remix of a Migos song that markings played
Bbymutha - BBC

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s02e43

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A new episode has dropped! S02e43 welcomes musical/visual/conceptual artist Lil’ Lonely to the podcast to discuss processes and good design and also make good jokes. It kicks off with talk of experimentation and putting it to proper creative use before Lil Lonely talks about the concept behind Lil Lil Lonely and they discuss what makes a gimmick and what’s just good marketing. They talk best beans (coffee) and then move into music talk, discussing best guitarists and producers of all time and getting into the nitty gritty between metal and punk. They talk 00s music from nu metal to ring tone rap and a lil bit about gaming before hitting Top of the Hour to answer some Qs. They talk doing everything for self, not being platform dependant and the role of visuals in art and music and hit some podcast notes to explore some random but important thoughts. To close out, they play a new game ‘The Secret Life of Wax’ and discuss mastering one’s craft before Lil Lonely unveils his self-portrait to much acclaim. LaSErs!!!!!!!!

Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years
Dem Franchize Boyz - Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It
Something Willie Colon
Tree - All I’ll Eva Be
George Clinton - Atomic Dog

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S02e42 is here and the Lasers welcome Freddy Lloyd, creator of the Click for Culture podcast and moderator for Never Was Average to the couches! They kick off with why rappers might not make for good conversationalists and talk marijuana strains before hitting Top of the Hour to answer some questions for yall. They cover the yee haw agenda and talk a lil ‘bout black country before Markings gives everyone a deep dive into Duolingo. They get in depth about what it means to represent Quebec, examine gender politics - specifically when it comes to being heard out here, and then speak on the Canadian grant system and its ills. Mike brings out his podcast notes where they cover STDs in the elderly and ghost vs alien adultery then play a game all about the Culture before getting into exceptionalism and OG criteria. To close out, they cover Joe Rogan and getting too close to the right then talk how much hardship helps before Freddy draws his self-portrait to reveal his inner self. La-Sers.

Jack Harlow - Sylvia
Koffee - Toast
Tree - Backflip
Samora Pinderhughes - Inertia (Live on The Checkout from WBGO)
Shawn Jay - Talk About Life
Cat Power - Good Woman
Willie Colon & Hector Lavoe - El Titan

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s02e31

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S02e31 is here and the Lasers welcome journalist/writer/tv newsman Julian McKenzie to talk a lil bit of everything with Mike and Markings. The discussion opens up with talk of Julian’s investigation into Artbeat and they talk Kaytranada and his 99.9% album and Quebec media’s response to his success. They talk Kanye a lil, what’s going on there and his process in production, and then rundown Julian’s professional life at the moment, including weathermanning on tv. They talk finding samples and Markings puts forth a way to test hip hopness that Mike and Julian dispute before they hit Top of the Hour and answer some questions. They talk a bit about the GOAT conversation and discuss the difference between mixtape and album and whether there is one before discussing some of the artists they’re currently bumping and shouting out Dirtwork for his placement on Carter V. They discuss what it means to be black and talk some of the signifiers and then pick dream guests for the podcast before Julian talks about his biggest interviews to date. To close out they talk the art of the interview, the importance of attention to detail, and the root of all CONFiiiiiid-ence. Lasers!!!

Kodak Black - If I’m Lyin, I’m Flyin
Mystro & Wizkid - Immediately
Little Simz - Boss
Boogie - Deja Vu
Boogie - Fade
Mozzy - Walk Up
knxwledge - likealight

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s02e29

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S02e29 features Jay back to chat with Mike and oft-co host Markings about what’s happening aka the haps. Things kick off with Jay talking about his recent conversion to Islam and engagement to marry and the group explores Markings’ arrival to the podcast and Jay’s feels in that regard. They discuss Combat Jack and Mike disagrees that Lasers bears any resemblance to his show, they talk rolling backwoods and break down influential rappers by category. Jay explains his sudden change of heart and briefly touch ‘pon Awkwafina before they hit Top of the Hour. They discuss weaponizing drugs and alcohol, compare and contrast Future and Young Thug and explore the inherent problems with sleep deprivation. They move on to Costco hot dogs, talk west coast beats and the hyphy sound taking over cali, and Mike disparages Guru. They workshop beard trying technology, talk Premier and then Jermaine Dupri and examine whether it’s wrong to watch true crime. To close out they talk different saxes, whether Jay has a Muslim name and final words should the world end. Lazzzzers!

Janet Jackson - I Get So Lonely (Rosie O’Donnell Show Performance)
FRANKIIE - Glory Me
Blac Youngsta - I Got You (Featuring Slim Jxmmi)
Gianni Mazza - Crossway

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S02e24 features our favorite guest co-host Markings as the podcast welcomes Montreal creative director Miro LaFlaga to the show!! They kick things off by talking KREAM (kids run everything around me) and Montreal being a creative hub before getting serious about art and commerce and whether the twain shall meet. The crew discusses economics in underserved communities, Miro breaks down his take on branding, and Markings talks the importance of sharing information. Miro gives us some background on his journey and insight into managing your socials and then talks being professional in creative fields. They hit Top of the Hour and discuss the importance of your circle and whether there’s any such thing as a selfless act. They discuss funniest people, best Wu-Tang member and whether cool is dead before they talk face tattoos and who gets the credit. They get pretty deep into the concept of art and draw some lines in the sand between art, content and commodity and Miro gets down to his self-portrait (go follow on the gram to see the self-portraits btw!). They talk influence and how to use it, controversial opinions in music and the class of 2008 for rappers (blog rap stand up!) before closing out with an argument about DMX. ummmmm LASERS!


Fugees - Fu-Gee-La (Sly & Robbie Remix)
Patra - Queen of the Pack
Kacy Hill - Dinner
Asian Doll - Southside
Jessica Lea Mayfield - Kiss Me Again
Teedra Moses - No More Tears

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S02e22 features Markings back as co-host as he and Mike welcome Stephen Malhotra aka Punjabi Playboy aka PJPB aka PJ aka Double P aka Spook One to the podcast! They kick things off by getting to know PJ as Mike calls him a little before talking Drake’s influence and beigeness. Moving forward Markings and Spook play Mike’s Hot Take Invitational (First Annual) where they hot take against one another while Mike arbitrates before they talk whether charisma is king in rap and hit Top of the Hour and answer some questions. The gang discusses the Montreal music scene, who’s popping out here and then the problems inherent to art in Quebec before Double P starts his self-portrait and gets deep about his content. Mike and PJPB recall an internet incident they once had over some of PJPB’s work, Markings spills tea about blocked opportunities for Montreal rap radio and Spook shares his major daily needs. The group discusses why Montreal rap struggles to find its place, how to come to terms with front facing camera usage and how they want to be remembered/eulogized before talking top humans on earth. To close out they talk spicy takes on Montreal music and the pursuit of happiness, really.

Miguel - Girls Like You
YNW Melly - Murder On My Mind
Tree - Pimp C Freestyle
Gabor Szabo - The Divided City
Mos Def - Life is Real

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In s02e20 Mike is joined by Markings, rapper / Artbeat and Loop Sessions affiliate, as co-host as they welcome J.u.D., Montreal DJ / producer / graphic designer / radio host, to the podcast. Things kick off with talk of Rico Nasty and reversal of gender roles, modern dating and dating pros before Mike reveals that he cried all morning, J.u.D. reveals that he’s on a streak of a certain kind and Markings reveals his nightmare. The gang talks just being honest when pursuing sex and how to use lucid dreaming for bad and then top 3s in various mediums. They play Top of the Hour (!) and discuss energy drinks, dream beefs in the Montreal scene, the inner-workings and inner-bias of the local music industry and who gets a seat at the rap table. They talk homebodyness before Mike shits on art again and everyone bemoans quebec’s messed up relationship with black music. J.u.D. gives us some insight into the early days of Alaiz, a local music collective from a few years back, and they talk music distribution outlets, bring back “Fuck it Pick a Record!” from season 1 and then discuss the possible maybe probable re-emergence of the New York rap sound. They close out on maturity’s role in modern matrimony, what streams mean fr fr and what lies ahead for the internet before J.u.D. unveils his self-portrait for our collective enjoyment. Laserssssssssss!!!

2 Chainz - Rolls Royce Bitch
Prince - Lady Cab Driver
Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
Mystikal - That’s the Nigga
Lee Dorsey- I Can Hear You Callin’

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In episode 38, MARKINGS & Art Things, the Lasers are joined by Markings from the Artbeat collective and the Piu Piu scene.  He speaks on his time as a rapper, meeting KNLO, and the beginnings of the Piu Piu movement and Artbeat. They discuss Akil’s long lost (tshirt) love, an awful poster from a county fair, and pick bottom 5 dead or alive. They dissect the idea of influence in art/music and play Which Diddy Did He do?, the Diddy ghostwriting game. French rap gets a talking to and true schoolers do too.  They play Ken vs Ryu and What Colour is Memph Bleek’s durag? – classics, and then talk the sad state of the Montreal scene in the mid and late aughts.  Markings discusses Guatemalan music of past and Mike finally finds a brother in arms against nostalgia. Mook Life gets a mention and Mike talks producers who can’t see the music for the sample. They play Fuck It! Pick a Record! and Markings talks stepping your goddamn game up, shoe or otherwise, if you want to goddamn get anywhere.