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No Skips With Jinx and Shea

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Frank Ocean: ‘Blonde’

On the final episode of ‘NO SKIPS with Jinx and Shea,’ the guys lock in on the genre-bending spectacle that is Frank Ocean’s sophomore album, ‘Blonde’

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Lupe Fiasco’s ‘Food & Liquor’

Honoring Fiasco’s lyrical stylings on songs like "Kick Push," "Daydreamin’," and "Hurt Me Soul," Jinx and Shea go on tangents about complex wordplay, masterful rap hooks, and effortless storytelling

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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s ‘E. 1999 Eternal,’ a Midwestern G-Funk Classic

Hear Shea ruminate about his nostalgia for this album, while Jinx recounts the group’s legacy of putting Cleveland on the map with this Midwestern G-Funk classic

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Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’

Jinx and Shea take a trip to Shaolin to discuss Wu-Tang Clan’s debut masterpiece, ‘Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’

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Jay Rock’s ‘Redemption’

This week, Jinx and Shea give TDE’s first soldier, Jay Rock, his flowers when celebrating his third studio album, ‘Redemption’

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Chief Keef: ‘Finally Rich’ | Vol. 3 Ep. 3

Plus, hear the guys break down the genius of Young Chop and Chief Keef on songs like "I Don’t Like," "Love Sosa," and "Laughing to the Bank," before determining who is in Chicago’s all-time rapper starting five

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Juvenile: ‘400 Degreez’ | Vol. 3 Ep. 2

Jinx and Shea are joined by Oscar-winning producer and Ringer staff member Van Lathan to discuss ‘400 Degreez’ by Cash Money Records’ breakout star, Juvenile

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Madvillain: ‘Madvillainy’ | Vol. 3 Ep. 1

Jinx and Shea discuss how the late MF DOOM laid abstract rap concepts over sultry beats on tracks like "All Caps" and "Curls," while giving all praise to Madlib, one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time

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The Notorious B.I.G.: ’Ready to Die’

Jinx and Shea cover the stand-alone debut album by arguably the greatest emcee of all time

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Megan Thee Stallion: ‘Fever’

Jinx and Shea are joined by the brilliantly hilarious cohosts of ‘Okay, Now Listen’ and ‘Get You a Me,’ Scottie Beam and Sylvia Obell, to discuss ‘Fever’ by the Hot Girl Coach, Megan Thee Stallion

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How Brooklyn, Blackness, and Lyrical Mastery Allowed Mos Def to Create One of the Most Important Albums in Hip-hop History

Jinx and Shea discuss Mos Def’s 1999 breakout solo album, ‘Black on Both Sides,’ including standout tracks like "Hip-Hop," "Umi Says," "Got," and "Ms. Fat Booty"

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Snoop Dogg: ‘Doggystyle’ | Vol. 2 Ep. 9

Jinx and Shea discuss how Snoop helped pioneer a new sound for West Coast rap with Dr. Dre, who had the best guest verse, and how the East and West Coast beef added to the legacy of this timeless album

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Kanye West: ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’

Jinx and Shea are joined by the host of the ‘Dissect’ podcast, Cole Cuchna, to celebrate the 11-year anniversary of Kanye West’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’

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Talkin’ ‘Ridin’ Dirty’

In honor of Shea’s new book, ‘Hip-Hop and Other Things,’ Jinx and Shea discuss UGK’s critically acclaimed Southern classic

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Breaking Down Future’s Confessional Masterpiece, ‘HNDRXX’

Jinx and Shea break down the Atlanta rapper’s masterpiece and discuss the album’s best feature

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A Tribe Called Quest: ‘The Low End Theory’

On this week’s episode, Jinx and Shea discuss ‘The Low End Theory’ by the Queens-bred quartet A Tribe Called Quest

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Cam’ron: ‘Come Home With Me’

Jinx and Shea discuss the 2002 Harlem classic ‘Come Home With Me,’ by Dipset frontman Cam’ron

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What Makes Cardi B’s ‘Invasion of Privacy’ One of the Best Albums of the 2010s

On this week’s episode, Jinx and Shea discuss ‘Invasion of Privacy,’ one of the best albums that came out of the 2010s, by the South Bronx emcee Cardi B

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How Death Row Records, Vibe Magazine, and Adversaries Made ‘All Eyez on Me’ a Classic

Brandon and Shea discuss which track deserves the title of Best Song on Tupac’s legendary double album

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What Makes Drake’s ‘Take Care’ Unskippable

On the Volume 1 finale, Jinx and Shea discuss Drake’s sophomore album, ‘Take Care.’

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How Clipse and the Neptunes Made a Classic With ‘Lord Willin’’

Jinx and Shea discuss the Virginia duo’s unskippable debut album

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Why ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ Is a Masterpiece

Jinx and Shea discuss Lauryn Hill’s Diamond-certified, multi–Grammy Award–winning solo studio album, ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.’ Listen as they lay out the legacy of the album and discuss why Lauryn Hill is cemented in the hip-hop history books as one of the greatest of all time.

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Why ‘Thug Motivation 101’ Is a Trap Essential

Jinx and Shea break down Jeezy’s 2005 classic

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How Outkast’s ‘Stankonia’ Made Atlanta One of the New Hubs of Hip-hop

Shea and Jinx talk about about how André 3000 and Big Boi collaborated to create megahits, find out who had the best guest verse on the album, and what made Jinx and Shea say, "DAMN that’s hard as fuck!"

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How Missy Elliot Brought ‘Supa Dupa Fly’ to Life

Shea and Jinx discuss how Missy and Timbaland collaborated to create hits like "The Rain," "Beep Me 911," and "Sock It 2 Me," how the visuals brought the songs to life, and much more

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Why ScHoolboy Q’s ‘Blank Face LP’ Became a Cult Classic

Jinx and Shea break down the unskippable fourth record from the L.A. rapper

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Kid Cudi’s Genre-Bending ‘Man on the Moon’ Is a Modern-Day Classic

Jinx and Shea discuss Cudi’s unique vocal abilities and trippy lyricism before awarding Best Guest Verse and squaring off in Deena’s Court

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Reflecting on 25 Years of Jay-Z’s ‘Reasonable Doubt’

Jinx and Shea review Jay’s debut album and rank the best guest verses, most unskippable tracks, and more

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Appreciating Kanye West’s Unskippable ‘Graduation’

Kanye West’s third studio album features stadium-anthem classics and homages to Jay-Z and Chicago. Jinx and Shea break it all down on ‘No Skips.’

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DMX: ‘It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot’

They also discuss how he rocked legendary stages like Woodstock with the timeless "Ruff Ryder’s Anthem"; investigate who had the Best Guest Verse between Sheek Louch, God, and the Devil; and more

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How Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter III’ Blended Lyricism and Commercial Success

Jinx and Shea pay their respects to Wayne’s Grammy-winning, multiplatinum 2008 album with features from Jay-Z, Bobby Valentino, Fabolous, and more

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How Lil’ Kim’s ‘Hard Core’ Changed Rap

Jinx and Shea reflect on Kim’s debut album, which shifted the paradigm in a male-dominated industry. They debate the best songs and lyrics, and highlight her impact on today’s women in hip-hop