April 19, 2023

Episode 2: Top 8 Dead or Alive


  1. “Can I Have It Like That” – Pharrell Williams feat. Gwen Stefani (2005)
  2. “Google Me” – Teyana Taylor  (2008)
  3. “Rockin N Rollin” – Mickey Factz  feat. The Cool Kids (2008)
  4. “I Like Your Supras” – Mickey Factz (2009)
  5. “Day ‘N’ Nite” – Kid Cudi (2009)
  6. “Black Mags” – The Cool Kids (2007)
  7. “Nike Boots” – Wale (2008)



In Downtown Manhattan, a small group of friends attracts attention worldwide thanks to MySpace. There’s so much talent within this community: Kid Cudi, Teyana Taylor, Wale, the Cool Kids. But it’s Mickey Factz who breaks out first, once he’s posted on a website called NahRight. The music and media industries don’t take notice until January ‘07, when DJ Drama – the biggest mixtape DJ – is put on the ground by Georgia police with RICO warrants. The dominos tip and The Blog Era begins.


  1.  Byron Crawford on Super Smoker’s BBQ’s “Secret Ingredient”
  2.  Byron Crawford: Let’s Hunt & Kill Kanye’s Mother
  3. XXL Editor-in-Chief Elliott Wilson Fired – HipHopDX
  4. Dallas Penn Sheds Light on NYC’s Gritty School System In The 80s
  5. The Cipher : Mickey Factz, Nymesys, Nakim
  6. People Watching: Hats Off to Teyana Taylor – Teen Vogue
  7. Mickey Factz – “I’m Sean (50 Shots More)”