Chris Platte Presents: Strictly Hip Hop & Strictly Hoop Talk

BBall Index + Checking in on the Lakers (Featuring Cranjis McBasketball)

Lakers blogger, podcaster, analytics guru Cranjis Mcbasketball returns to the show to discuss his incredible brand new website BBall Index plus what to make of the Lakers so far.

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Guest(s): Cranjis Mcbasketball

Twitter: @T1m_NBA, @The_BBall_Index

Check out his incredible new website basketball index: http://bball-index.com/

GraveDiggaz 6 Feet Deep Halloween Special (Featuring Cheese and Will Gill)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! To celebrate the spooky holiday we visit one of the spookiest albums in hip hop history 6 Feet Deep by GraveDiggaz. This podcast is a crossover episode with Will Gill of the Hip Hop Review Podcast and Cheese of Crushalot Podcast!

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Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/08MOHqGtcZIoxx5giV3i7l?si=QVI4DzcSReaQYln4jpjeFA 

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Guest: Will Gill

Twitter: @Iam_willgil

Check Out Will Gill and Vonte the Pro’s Hip-Hop Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hip-hop-review-podcast/id1046288987?mt=2 

Guest: Cheese 

Twitter: @crushalotCHEESE 

Listen to the Crushalot Podcast here: https://soundcloud.com/user-455642906/the-highly-comical-rap-board 

Pacific Division Preview (Featuring Akhil)

Akhil returns to preview the Pacific division!

Topics

  • How do Fox and Bagley fit?
  • Who’s the Suns’ point guard? is putting Devin Booker at point guard good for his development?
  • Do the Clippers tank or go for the playoffs?
  • How does the Lakers support cast around Lebron work on each side of the ball?
  • Is this KD’s last year in a Warrior’s uniform? Why would he leave?

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Guest: Akhil Hollingsworth

Central Division Preview (Featuring Aaron Johnson of Def Pen and Palace of Pistons)

Long time friend Aaron Johnson of Palace of Pistons and Def Pen joins the show for the first time to preview the central division!

Topics

  • Figuring out who is in Chicago’s core?
  • Should the Cavs be rebuilding or retooling? Is this a playoff team?
  • Can the Pistons be the 5th/6th seed this year? Are we just being optimistic?
  • Will Indiana improve or will they have a set back?
  • What can Coach Bud do for Giannis? How good will the Bucks be?

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Guest: Aaron Johnson

Twitter: @AJohnsonNBA

Southeast Division Preview (Featuring Philip Rossman-Reich)

Philip Rossman-Reich from the Orlando Magic Daily and Locked On Magic joins the show to preview the southeast division!

Topics:

  • figuring out who is in Atlanta’s core?
  • The Magic just officially committed to Aaron Gordon, what’s the next step?
  • Can the Hornets re-emerge as a playoff team?
  • is this the time Dwight Howard actually works? If the Wizards go through a rough patch is this the year these players finally hit the wall and give up?
  • Butler trade to Miami dead? What else can we expect from the Heat?
  • Plus Over/Unders for every team

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Guest: Philip Rossman-Reich

Twitter: @philiprr_OMD

Atlantic Division Preview (Featuring Rob Lopez of Def Pen and Count The Dings Network)

Topics:

  • Is Spencer Dinwiddie a part of the core and can he play with DLo?
  • can Nets prospects Caris Lavert take the jump?
  • What do the Knicks have to do to make themselves attractive for star free agents in 2019?
  • What can Philly expect of Fultz?
  • How does Philly take the next step?
  • Toronto how does Kawhi fit? Can this team be the best in the east?
  • Boston is loaded with talent so who has to make the sacrifice? Can this team play unselfishly?

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Guest: Rob Lopez

Twitter: @r0bato

Northwest Division Preview (Featuring Akhil)

The 2018-2019 NBA Season is just around the corner and here is the first of six division previews to bring you up to speed before the season starts! The first is a preview of the Northwest division.

Topics include:

  • what’s more important for the Nuggets? Jamal to take a leap or Jokic to take a leap defensively? How good is this team with Milsap?
  • How long does Jimmy Butler stay?
  • OKC had a great offseason probably as good as you could have but does it actually make a difference?
  • Is Utah prepared for a sophomore slump with Mitchell?
  • If this team is 10th in the west at all star break do they have to break up Dame and CJ? The Blazers may have gotten worse or at the very best stayed the same. What is a reasonable expectation for this team? Is there any room for internal improvement with this team?

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Guest: Akhil Hollingsworth

Twitter: @akhilhh

2018 Quarter 3 Hip-Hop Mega Pod (Featuring Will Gill)

The time is now! Will Gill returns to cover everything that happened in the last couple months of hip hop!

Topics:

  • Mac’s passing
  • Vic Mensa dissing XXXTentacion
  • Eminem’s beefs (MGK and Budden)
  • Kanye’s rebrand? Plus I deep dive into Kanye’s mind
  • Standout releases
  • Top 10 projects this year?
  • What’s coming next?

Shane Power’s Podcast: Friend of Mac Miller addressing his passing I HIGHLY ENCOURAGE ANY MAC FAN TO LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/shaneshow/091018-shane-says-goodbye-to-mac-miller

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Guest: Will Gill

Twitter: @iam_willgill

Hip-Hop Review Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hip-hop-review-podcast/id1046288987?mt=2 

JIMMY BUTLER TRADE REQUEST (Featuring Akhil)

After a long drought the NBA season is finally coming back! Akhil and I give our immediate reaction to Jimmy Butler’s trade request. What does this mean? Where will he go? When will he be traded?

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Guest: Akhil Hollingsworth

Twitter: @akhilhh

Swimming Album Review (Featuring Spike Lou Of OnDeck TV)

Spike Lou of the OnDeck Hip-Hop podcast returns to review Mac Miller’s 5th studio LP “Swimming.”

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Guest(s): Spike Lou

Twitter: @IamSPIKELoU @OnDeckTVpodcast

Subscribe to their Hip-Hop Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ondecktv-podcast/id889648725?mt=2