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The ETCs with Kevin Durant

Welcome to The ETCs Podcast with Kevin Durant, where KD, co-host Eddie Gonzalez, and special guests will have candid conversations about the best of sports, music, entertainment and culture. From the most underrated teams in NBA history to the rise of street fashion in the ’90s to the current landscape of rap music, each episode will be a deep dive into the history, legacy and lasting impact of a landmark cultural moment that helped shape the world as we know it today.

Episode 6: Kareem "Biggs" Burke

The ETCs with Kevin Durant

  • 120 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 01:02:40

This week Kevin and Eddie talk to legendary businessman and Roc-a-Fella Records co-founder Kareem "Biggs" Burke. Biggs leaves no stone unturned as he discusses his origins as a party promoter alongside his brother and Dame Dash in the Best Out crew, as well as the formation of The Roc and the growth of the company and their 360 approach to the music business. He also talks about working with Kanye West then and now, not being sold on Jay-Z initially, his renewed love for the music business after hearing SAINt JHN, and much, much more.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Episode 5: Kamaru "The Nigerian Nightmare" Usman

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  • 110 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 01:30:13

This week KD and Eddie talk to the undisputed UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman. Kamaru discusses his origins in wrestling – including losing to a girl for a month while he learned the sport -– and his transition to MMA. Kevin and Kamaru reveal their mindset when facing a loudmouth opponent in a true grudge match, and their motivation even after reaching the highest heights of their sports. Plus Kamaru discusses the #EndSARS movement in his native Nigeria, his future opponents and so much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Episode 4: Derek "MixedByAli" Ali

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  • 110 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 01:09:29

On this episode, KD and Eddie talk to famed engineer extraordinaire Derek "MixedByAli" Ali. They discuss his origins as an engineer, early sessions with Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q and the rest of TDE, his reluctance to work with other artists, crafting sounds for artists like SZA, Summer Walker and others, his personal and work relationships with late greats Nipsey Hussle and Mac Miller, Top Dawg's reaction to mixing one To Pimp A Butterfly drum loop for an entire week, his Engine Ears platform and so much more.    Oh, and he does the impossible and chooses between Kendrick's iconic albums good kid, m.A.A.d city and To Pimp a Butterfly. Kind of. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Episode 3: SLAM Magazine

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  • 130 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 01:23:03

KD and Eddie talk with legendary SLAM Magazine writers and editors Robert "Scoop" Jackson and Russ Bengston. The group discusses the legacy and lasting impact of SLAM, Allen Iverson's importance to the magazine's rise, the iconic 1996 NBA Draft class cover, Scoop's influence on media, Kevin's earliest SLAM coverage and much, much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Episode 2: Noah "40" Shebib

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  • 200 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 01:35:34

For episode 2, KD and Eddie talk to the mythical man behind the trademark sounds from OVO and Drake that have helped shape the last decade-plus of popular music.   The engineer, producer and songwriter extraordinaire talks all things Drake, OVO, producing, engineering, acting as a child, his sisters influencing his sound, the art of sampling, dealing with Multiple Sclerosis, his origins in music, his favorite Drake song, and much, much more. And yes, they even talk Drake's forthcoming album Certified Lover Boy.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Episode 1: Kyrie Irving (Part 2)

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  • 270 views
  • 9 months ago
  • 01:10:01

KD and Eddie continue their convo with Kyrie, picking up right where they left off. They discuss Kevin and Kyrie’s time together in Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympics (their “rough” patch), facing each other in the 2017 NBA Finals, Kyrie being labeled “the disruptor” and his decision not to respond. Plus, they talk Brooklyn Nets new head coach Steve Nash, who takes the last shot for the Nets and Kyrie’s retirement plans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices