The talk gets heated in this moderated debate show where an intense and current topic related to hip-hop culture is discussed between two hosts.
S01:E01 - Kanye Still Obsessing About Drake, Bobby Shmurda Dropping a Tape From Prison?
On Tuesday's (Jan. 28) episode of #EverydayStruggle, Nadeska, Wayno and DJ Akademiks continue to mourn the loss of legendary basketball player Kobe Bryant, and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant. The crew shares the latest updates of the helicopter accident investigation, and also speak on 50 Cent announcing that Kobe’s death has made him a changed man. Soon after, the EDS crew comments on Kanye’s recently surfaced track, ‘Wait for God,’ where he name drops his nemesis Drake and talks about wanting to have a discussion with him. Next, the trio determines the fate of some newly released songs in their ‘Hit, Brick or Wait On It’ segment. Later in the show, the EDS squad reacts to Boosie Badazz’s comments on white rappers using the n-word during rap battles, and to close out the show, the trio goes through some topics in their ‘Quick Hits’ segment regarding Bobby Shmurda’s potential mixtape from prison and how it may be received, Lil Wayne’s upcoming album ‘Funeral’ and Chance The Rapper hosting the reboot of ‘Punk’d.’
S01:E02 - Pastor Troy & Lil Nas X, 2020 Predictions: J. Cole & Dreamville, QC & Lil Wayne
On Thursday's (Jan. 30) episode of #EverydayStruggle, Nadeska, Wayno and DJ Akademiks start off the show discussing Pastor Troy’s homophobic comments towards Lil Nas X and his outfit of choice at this year’s Grammy Awards. Soon after, the EDS trio gives their future predictions in a game of ‘Over Under.’ During the segment, they forecast how long Roddy Ricch’s ‘The Box’ will remain at No.1 on the Hot 100, how many projects the Quality Control roster, including Migos, Lil Baby and Lil Yachty will release in 2020, how many months till J. Cole drops ‘The Fall Off’ album and more. Later in the show, the EDS crew reacts to a recent tweet from Pete Rock, where he expressed that real hip-hop is missing from the internet in their ‘Big Facts or B.S.’ segment. To close out the show, the trio shares their favorite songs of January in their ‘Struggle Tunes’ segment, which includes music from Lil Baby, Smoove L, Drake, Mac Miller, Griselda and many more.
S01:E03 - Jay-Z Sends Mixed Messages at Super Bowl? French vs 50, Wayne's 'Funeral' Album
On Monday's (Feb. 3) episode of #EverydayStruggle, Nadeska, Wayno and DJ Akademiks start off the show with a heated debate on the recent occurrences between Jay-Z and Colin Kaepernick surrounding the NFL. The crew also speaks about Beyonce and Jay staying seated during the Super Bowl National Anthem performance and the criticism they’ve received online since their stance. Soon after, the EDS squad discusses Mase calling out Diddy for conducting shady ‘business practices’ with all Bad Boy artists from the past. Next, the trio comments on the rumors circulating on the web about 50 Cent allegedly punching French Montana at a nightclub in Miami, and share their reaction to French’s Instagram video following the fight rumor. Later in the show, the crew dissects Lil Wayne’s latest album ‘Funeral’ in their ‘The Review’ segment, and react to Lil Wayne’s recent Drink Champs interview where he admits that he had no clue who 21 Savage, QC (Quality Control Music) and TDE (Top Dawg Entertainment) were.
S01:E04 - Yo Gotti on 'Untrapped' LP, Buying His Masters, Being Label Free & Prison Reform
On Tuesday's (Feb. 4) episode of #EverydayStruggle, Nadeska, Wayno and DJ Akademiks are joined by Memphis rapper Yo Gotti. The CMG head honcho talks about his new album ‘Untrapped,’ owning his masters, being active in prison reform and his successful business ventures. First, Yo Gotti explains the meaning behind the title of his latest LP and speaks on his upbringing in Memphis. Then, the 38-year-old rapper reveals how he discovered and helped develop the careers of CMG artists like Black Youngsta , Moneybagg Yo, 42 Dugg and more. Soon after, Gotti drops some business gems on how he was able to purchase his masters and elaborated on the lengthy process it took for him to receive his publishing rights. Later in the show, Gotti talks about the start of his annual Birthday Bash, getting banned from venues in Memphis and his leg setting on fire during last year’s performance. Next, Gotti speaks on the greatest advice he’s gotten from Jay-Z, talks prison reform and opens up about the Mississippi inmates that are being mistreated in prison. To close out the show, Gotti speaks on adjusting to streaming services, investing in your craft and the importance of financial literacy.
S01:E05 - Jay Z Explains Himself, Nicki's Rosa Parks Lyric, Billie Eilish on Rapper Lies
On Wednesday's (Feb. 5) episode of #EverydayStruggle, Nadeska, Wayno and DJ Akademiks start off the show discussing Jay-Z’s explanation on why he sat during the Super Bowl National Anthem. Next, the EDS trio shares their thoughts on Nicki Minaj’s Rosa Parks lyric that received major backlash online and discuss Nicki’s response to the controversy. Later in the show, the crew reacts to Billie Eilish’s Vogue interview, where she accused today’s rappers of lying about guns and women in their music. The crew closes out the show with a couple of ‘Quick Hits’ regarding Pastor Troy doubling down on his homophobic comments and an unknown rapper slipping a USB into DaBaby’s pocket during a performance in Miami.
S01:E06 - Nicki Minaj & Meek Mill Feud Gets Ugly, Russ Album, 69 Hiding Out After Prison?
On Thursday's (Feb. 6) episode of #EverydayStruggle, Nadeska, Wayno and DJ Akademiks start off the show discussing Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill’s Twitter beef that involved some serious allegations against each other. Afterwards, the crew uses their ‘The Review” segment to dissect Yo Gotti’s new album ‘Untrapped’ and Russ’ latest album ‘Shake The Snow Globe.’ Later in the show, DJ Akademiks goes through some recent stats about album sales from Roddy Ricch, Post Malone, Mac Miller and Eminem. To close out the show, the squad share their thoughts on Tekashi 6ix9ine requesting to move out of New York upon his release, Game revealing that he’s spent over $12 million on lawyer fees since the start of his career and the trio pays its respects to A$AP J. Scott, who passed away recently.
S01:E07 - Snoop v. Gayle King, a Boogie Tired of Rappers Sounding Like Him, Pop Smoke Tape
On Monday’s (Feb. 10) episode of #EverydayStruggle, Nadeska, Wayno and DJ Akademiks kick off the show discussing Nicki Minaj’s recent Q&A where she revealed that she regrets her Twitter feud with Meek Mill and speaks on the records she hated recording. Next, the EDS squad shares their thoughts on Snoop Dogg calling out Gayle King for her Kobe questions during an interview with former WNBA player Lisa Leslie. Then, the crew breaks down A Boogie’s recent tweet where he threatens to ‘sue’ rappers for copying his style and sound. Next, the trio shares their thoughts on Pop Smoke’s second mixtape, ‘Meet The Woo 2’ in their ‘Review’ segment, and close out the show discussing 50 Cent’s reaction to French Montana questions during a recent Complex News interview.
S01:E08 - UK Influence on Brooklyn Drill, Fivio Foreign Temperature Check, Broom Challenge
On Tuesday’s (Feb. 11) episode of #EverydayStruggle, Nadeska, Wayno and DJ Akademiks start off the show answering a fan question about UK drill artists becoming successful in the U.S. Soon after, the crew highlights rising Brooklyn drill rapper, Fivio Foreign, in their ‘Fast Break’ segment. Later in the show, the EDS trio determines the fate of some recently released tracks, such as ‘Yikes” by Nicki Minaj, ‘Believe’ by Meek Mill and Justin Timberlake, ‘Yell Oh’ by Trippie Redd ft. Young Thug, ‘Obama’ by Blueface ft. DaBaby and ‘Shut Up’ by DaBaby, in their ‘Hit, Brick or Wait on it’ segment. The crew also answers a fan question about whether or not DaBaby’s frequent collabs are hurting or helping his career, and to close out the show, the team reacts to Drake’s visit to Marcy Projects in Brooklyn, NY, and Tory Lanez and DJ Khaled participating in the ‘Broom Challenge’ that has recently gone viral.
S01:E09 - Top 5 Rappers in the Game, Rankings Criteria, YBN Almighty Jay 'On the Clock?'
On Wednesday’s (Feb. 12) episode of #EverydayStruggle, Nadeska, Wayno and DJ Akademiks start off the show celebrating Black History Month by highlighting three influential black pioneers—Freddie Figgers, Bob Marley and Queen Latifah. Next, the crew is challenged by the #EverydayStruggleFam to curate their own Everyday Struggle rap criteria list. Soon after, Wayno and DJ Akademiks reveal their rap all-star starting five, which includes Drake, J. Cole. DaBaby and more. Later in the show, DJ Akademiks goes through some sale numbers from projects by Roddy Ricch, Lil Wayne, Eminem, Post Malone and Russ. Afterwards, the EDS squad puts YBN Almighty Jay ‘On The Clock.’ To close out the show, the crew reacts to YK Osiris’ statement about ‘your favorite rappers being dumb as f*ck’ and lastly, the trio mentions Jay Electronica’s tweets regarding a possible new album.
S01:E10 - A Boogie on ‘Artist 2.0,’ Rappers Not Giving Credit, Finally Claiming NY Crown?
On Thursday's (Feb. 13) episode of #EverydayStruggle, Nadeska, Wayno and DJ Akademiks are joined by Bronx rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie. The crew and the 'Hoodie SZN' artist discuss the recording process of his upcoming album 'Artist 2.0,' its guest features and his latest single 'King of my City.' Soon after, A Boogie talks about the tweet he made earlier this week where called out rappers for copying his style and sound. Later on in the interview, A Boogie talks about his friendship with Lil Uzi Vert and Roddy Ricch, and speaks on why he's deciding to take a break following the release of 'Artist 2.0.' A Boogie then shares with the EDS trio his reason for not being on social media so much, but says that he plans to change that in the future. To end the show, A Boogie shares his thoughts on the Drill movement in New York and his future plans.