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The Lupe and Royce Show

The Lupe and Royce Show is a weekly podcast about … hell if we know. Half conversation between friends, half interview show, and 100% weird, it MIGHT make you think and will definitely make you laugh. Two prolific MCs, one white guy with two first names: What could go wrong? The Lupe and Royce Show is hosted by Lupe Fiasco, Royce da 5'9" and Tom Frank and is a production of Say What Media. It’s recorded and mixed by Claude Jennings and our head writer is Lauren Sloat. Questions for the dudes? Email us at saywhatdotmedia@gmail.com

ACTION

The Lupe and Royce Show

  • 170 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:20:40

The men address the most recent mass shooting in America and debate the legislative, economic, cultural and mental health actions  that need to be part of the change. Tom and Lupe compare superhero action figures, and Tom introduces a new segment of rapid fire listener questions. Royce and Lupe share some dark-ass stories from their youth, and Lupe gives us a taste of his country music fandom and another spectacular item from his menagerie of collectables.If you love the show, make sure to subscribe, leave us a review and give us a shout on social using #lupeandroyce. Email your questions to saywhatdotmedia@gmail.com OR leave us a voicemail at 707-276-6261 (and remember to tell Lu who you are and where you’re calling from).This episode is sponsored in part by BetterHelp: Use discount code “lupeandroyce” for 10% off your first month: http://betterhelp.com/lupeandroyce. This episode is also sponsored by Magic Spoon: Go to magicspoon.com/lupeandroyce and use code LUPEANDROYCE for five dollars off.The Lupe & Royce Show is a Say What Media Production: https://www.saywhat.media/ It is hosted by Lupe Fiasco, Royce da 5’9” and Tom Frank. It’s produced by Tom Frank and Lauren Sloat, and recorded and mixed by Claude Jennings. 

NFT

The Lupe and Royce Show

  • 180 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:15:18

Writer and editor Josie Thaddeus-Johns (https://josietj.com/ ) joins to the show to discuss nonfungible tokens — or NFTs — and her recent article on the subject in The New York Times. Originally from London and currently living in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Josie writes about art, culture and technology, including a forthcoming book about the relationship between reality, technology, and art. Also in the episode: Royce recaps his experience of the Grammys, and Tom faces heat for his knockoff Lupe merch (as seen on Royce during his virtual eConcert). Lupe gives an update on a merch restock, the fellas reminisce about the life of Marvin Hagler, and take a moment of silence to honor everyone impacted by the first year of the pandemic.If you love the show, make sure to subscribe, leave us a review and give us a shout on social using #lupeandroyce. Email your questions to saywhatdotmedia@gmail.com OR leave us a voicemail at 707-276-6261 (and remember to tell Lu who you are and where you’re calling from).This episode is sponsored by Magic Spoon: Go to magicspoon.com/lupeandroyce and use code LUPEANDROYCE for five dollars off.The Lupe & Royce Show is a Say What Media Production: https://www.saywhat.media/ It is hosted by Lupe Fiasco, Royce da 5’9” and Tom Frank. It’s produced by Tom Frank and Lauren Sloat, and recorded and mixed by Claude Jennings. 

UNDERDOG

The Lupe and Royce Show

  • 230 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:38:47

Tom attempts to have a meaningful discussion about the Cecil Hotel documentary, and Royce tells the fellas about his Grammy-day plans. Comedian Tony Baker joins the show to interview Royce in honor of his nomination for Best Rap Album: Royce unpacks the differences between being an underdog and an underachiever, the importance of making a commitment to the universe,  and  the experience of being known alongside Eminem. He also describes what it’s like to produce his own album, and talks about his favorite producers. Lupe talks about his approach to features, shares a tender sentiment with Royce, and reveals the artist who inspired him to trash an entire album. Finally, Tony takes us on a walk down memory lane to revisit Grammy lineups past.If you love the show, make sure to subscribe, leave us a review and give us a shout on social using #lupeandroyce. Email your questions to saywhatdotmedia@gmail.com OR leave us a voicemail at 707-276-6261 (and remember to tell Lu  who you are and where you’re calling from).This episode is sponsored in part by Better Help; Use discount code “lupeandroyce” for 10% off your first month: http://betterhelp.com/lupeandroyceThe Lupe & Royce Show is a Say What Media Production: https://www.saywhat.media/ It is hosted by Lupe Fiasco, Royce da 5’9” and Tom Frank. It’s produced by Tom Frank and Lauren Sloat, and recorded and mixed by Claude Jennings. 

Nudge

The Lupe and Royce Show

  • 160 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:15:47

Tom gives an update on his underground t-shirt business. Lupe helps Royce prepare for a possible GRAMMY acceptance speech, shares some of his favorite “decline stories,”  and checks in with  the fellas on the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees. The men discuss the next TV Club assignment, and get nostalgic about BET: Uncut. Tom attempts to play some listener voicemails, leading the dudes to discuss the supernatural before Lupe and Royce debate the existence of the perfect verse.If you love the show, make sure to subscribe, leave us a review and give us a shout on social using #lupeandroyce. Email your questions to saywhatdotmedia@gmail.com OR leave us a voicemail at 707-276-6261 and make sure to tell LUPE who you are and where you’re calling from.The Lupe & Royce Show is a Say What Media Production: https://www.saywhat.media/ It is hosted by Lupe Fiasco, Royce da 5’9” and Tom Frank. It’s produced by Tom Frank and Lauren Sloat, and recorded and mixed by Claude Jennings. 

Guns

The Lupe and Royce Show

  • 230 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:10:43

The men discuss how they protect their vocal cords as performers, talk about the possibility of a battle between listener-written music, and issue a sarcasm warning. Maj Toure joins the show to talk about  #BlackGunsMatter — a movement advocating for second amendment education and information for urban communities — and Lupe and Royce share their positions on de-escalation and gun ownership. If you love the show, make sure to subscribe, leave us a review and give us a shout on social using #lupeandroyce. Email your questions to saywhatdotmedia@gmail.com OR leave us a voicemail at 707-276-6261. This episode is sponsored in part by Better Help; Use discount code “lupeandroyce” for 10% off your first month: http://betterhelp.com/lupeandroyce The Lupe & Royce Show is a Say What Media Production: https://www.saywhat.media/ It is hosted by Lupe Fiasco, Royce da 5’9” and Tom Frank. It’s produced by Tom Frank and Lauren Sloat, and recorded and mixed by Claude Jennings. 

Birthday

The Lupe and Royce Show

  • 200 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:28:07

It’s Lupe’s 39th birthday extravaganza episode! Royce shares an update about his upcoming live eConcert, Tom plays a  song about the show written by Jayvin the rapper, and then they welcome a lineup of guests from various parts of Lupe’s life: His podcast life (former podcast guests Tony Baker and Kaelin Ellis), his music life (fellow Chicago rapper Vic Mensa), and his childhood (his sister Ayesha, his fifth grade teacher Jerolyn Whitehead, and the grand finale: his mom!). Lupe recalls some of his favorite birthday traditions, Ayesha talks about her work with West Side United, and mom and Ms. Whitehead share some stories about young Lu.If you love the show, make sure to subscribe, leave us a review and give us a shout on social using #lupeandroyce. Email your questions to saywhatdotmedia@gmail.com.The Lupe & Royce Show is a Say What Media Production: https://www.saywhat.media/ It is hosted by Lupe Fiasco, Royce da 5’9” and Tom Frank. It’s produced by Tom Frank and Lauren Sloat, and recorded and mixed by Claude Jennings. 

Poetry

The Lupe and Royce Show

  • 200 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:16:35

The men discuss their favorite pizza delivery joints and debate which city is America’s best for ice cream. Tom asks Lupe & Royce for their thoughts on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2021 nominations. Lupe recaps his experience talking to Taimak from The Last Dragon. Author and poet Jovahna Marie, better known by her pen name J. M. Pozon, joins the show to discuss her creative process, the parallels between poetry and hip-hop, and to perform one of her more political works, “Castaways.” Tom shares what he’s learned about the origins of Valentine’s Day, and reveals who won the last shirt the first edition of official Lupe & Royce show merch. The dudes discuss strategies for strengthening the immune system and don’t forget that we have a birthday coming on next week’s show. This episode is sponsored in part by Better Help; Use discount code “lupeandroyce” for 10% off your first month: http://betterhelp.com/lupeandroyceIf you love the show, make sure to subscribe, leave us a review and give us a shout on social using #lupeandroyce. Email your questions to saywhatdotmedia@gmail.com.The Lupe & Royce Show is a Say What Media Production: https://www.saywhat.media/ It is hosted by Lupe Fiasco, Royce da 5’9” and Tom Frank. It’s produced by Tom Frank and Lauren Sloat, and recorded and mixed by Claude Jennings. 

Vote

The Lupe and Royce Show

  • 250 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:09:28

As Lupe puts it: This episode may be offensive to a range of people. Lupe and Royce discuss who they’re voting for in the upcoming election and what it means to be American. The fellas describe their experiences with COVID-19 testing, Lupe asks Tom to describe the taxonomy of white people, Royce explains what happened between him and Eminem stans, and they discuss the concept of “the sacred space” — and how social media has blurred the lines between public and private. The gentleman discuss their sophisticated relationships with golf, and not-so-sophisticated experience with brothels. Finally, Tom and Lupe congratulate Royce on the launch of the Ryan Montgomery Foundation (www.ryanmontgomeryfoundation.org), which empowers underprivileged communities through advocacy, education and personal enrichment.The Lupe & Royce Show is a Say What Media production: https://www.saywhat.mediaThe presenting sponsor of this episode is Blue Microphones: https://www.bluemic.com

Music

The Lupe and Royce Show

  • 340 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 54:18

Lupe & Royce school Tom with a little Music 101, educating him on the nuances between artists, musicians, lyricists, songwriters, and singers. Royce reveals who he considers to be the greatest hip-hop producer of all-time — and which up-and-comer may be next.  The fellas discuss why remakes create great hip-hop records, and discuss the role of the back office in the record business. Finally, they unpack the meaning of “relevancy,” and the genres that began and influenced music in Chicago and Detroit. Is “Kick Push” a relevant record? Listen to learn Royce’s hot take … and the origin story behind it and some of the dudes’ other most popular songs.The Lupe & Royce Show is a Say What Media production: https://www.saywhat.mediaThe presenting sponsor of this episode is Blue Microphones: https://www.bluemic.com

Meat

The Lupe and Royce Show

  • 240 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 33:41

In this episode, Lupe and Royce share their perspectives on drinking, explore why Royce never found his “signature drug,” discuss a must-visit city, talk about cars, and tell a “man massage story” that may or may not be podcast-appropriate. Grab your O’Doul’s and get ready to book your next basement haircut!The Lupe & Royce Show is a Say What Media production: https://www.saywhat.mediaThe presenting sponsor of this episode is Blue Microphones: https://www.bluemic.com

Cruise

The Lupe and Royce Show

  • 220 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 24:09

In episode two, the fellas debate who would be hip-hop’s best candidate for U.S. President; Lupe challenges Royce and Tom to a fanciness contest; and Royce educates Lupe on the Boblo Boat and Detroit cruise culture. Mark your calendars for the “Live from a Cruise Somewhere” podcast special, downloadable on a phone near you in 2022!The Lupe & Royce Show is a Say What Media production: https://www.saywhat.mediaThe presenting sponsor of this episode is Blue Microphones: https://www.bluemic.com

Nino

The Lupe and Royce Show

  • 230 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 38:27

Lupe gets a sword, and confesses to something he stole in Detroit. They discuss “Black Panther” & Royce’s unusual approach to movie-watching. Royce recalls his faux pas the time he met Wesley Snipes & Leon Robinson. The conversation ends on a more serious note, reflecting on Jacob Blake and the state of policing in the U.S., with Lupe, Tom and Royce each offering a unique viewpoint. The Lupe & Royce Show is a Say What Media production: https://www.saywhat.media.The presenting sponsor of this episode is Blue Microphones: https://www.bluemic.com