Hip-Hop Hidden Gems

Hip-Hop Hidden Gems is all about celebrating the music that has shaped a generation (or two). The show, hosted by TheMoJoKing & Willie Freeman (AKA Vision) will focus on the artforms undervalued and underappreciated. Each episode will be dedicated to a song that didn't receive it's proper shine upon its initial release. Mo and Willie will revisit each track, and discuss its strengths and weaknesses. They also will provide interesting tidbits of information about the songs and the artists behind the music. For hardcore hip-hop fans HHHG will provide a sense of nastalgia.For more modest fans HHHG may be a chance to learn something new.But for all hip hop fans HHHG will be a celebration. Come party with us.*HHHG will now be created in seasons, so each artist can be given the deep dive that their talent deserves.



Chino XL

Not many, if any, straddle the line between obscurity and royalty like Chino XL. For many Chino is one of the best lyricist to ever touch a microphone. For others he is just the guy that Tupac dissed at the end of "Hit Em Up".

He is Hip-Hop's forgotten son. (Maybe)

He is also a Hip-Hop legend. (Definitely)

Hip-Hop Hidden Gems podcast is back with a full length episode, and it is action packed! Join TheMoJoKing & Willie Freeman as they discuss the thin line between success & "selling out". Following that discussion the focus turns onto the great and misunderstood Chino XL.

Some of the topics discussed include:

- Chino's early life & how he transformed his pain into a strength.

- His connections to New Jersey Hip-Hop royalty.

- His controversial debut album "Here to Save You All".

- The perfection within the chaos of "Kreep".

- Chino being compared to Eminem

- "Riiiot!". How did Chino XL & Ras Kass get together?

- Tupac vs Chino XL. A FULL breakdown.

- Chino's follow up album "I Told You So"

- Is there a story within his album covers? Willie is convinced there is.

- The biggest mistake of the 2nd album. And it is HUGE!

- The absolute greatness of Chino XL!
And why he may need to be taken is small

- What is Chino XL doing today? Big things!

- Chino's interaction with Hip-Hop Hidden Gems.

- And of course the Hidden Gem song selection!

All of that and much more, including Rick Rubin, a comic book & a gerbil. Hip-Hop Hidden Gems is bringing it all!


You can find us on twitter @:

Mo @APowerMoJo

Willie @Williefreeman

19 Media Group: @19MGroup

And special thanks to:

Chino XL @chinoxl

Gift Revolver @GiftRevolver

Dope Interviews @dope_interviews  

Gimmick Infringement @GIPod19

Donnie Oooh @DonnieOooh

Hip 2 Da Games @hip2dagames

KnowItAll @knowitallnyc11

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 September 14, 2022  1h0m