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Ep.18: We’ll Burn That Bridge When We Come To It (Season Preview)

The time has finally arrived. In this episode, we kick off a season-long exploration of the Cuzzins’ first full-length rap album, We’ll Burn That Bridge When We Come To It (2007). We take a cursory look at the 13 tracks that make up the record, from the aptly titled “Minute-Long Rap Song” to the title track, which takes some hard swings at Sarah Palin (remember her?). We also introduce the guy who motivated us to make We’ll Burn in the first place… the Puff Daddy to our L.O.X… Splattercat Records founder Jon Carpus. Join us?

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Ep.17: 50 Shades of White Rap

KC is BACK baby! After diverting from the Kissing Cuzzins project for two episodes, we’re returning to form with an exploration of the multi-part rap ballad “Romance Suite.” We pick apart the beats, which sample The Four Seasons and Elton John, respectively, and the bevy of bonkers lyrics. We also engage in a discussion about the use of blatant samples in hip-hop and shout out RJD2, Meek Mill, Das Racist, Nas and, to a lesser extent, Puff Daddy. Plus: The Kast hits a MAJOR milestone. Join us?

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Ep.16: An Elaborate Musical Catfish

We’re taking our podcast about terrible white rap to its logical next phase… terrible white industrial goth. (Ok, the “white” is probably redundant.) In this week’s Kast, we explore the bizarre KC side project, Negablood Trancefusion. You’ll meet Chris’ alter ego, food court worker and multi-instrumentalist Ebony Talon… and Alex’s second self, the bewitching Ophelia Nightwyntyr. Together, we’ll explore their output… and hypothesize what the two lovebirds might be up to now. Join us?

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Ep.15: Taste the Royal Jelly

Kissing Cuzzins is DEAD. It’s all about The Royal Jelly now. Or, at least that’s what the crew was thinking in late 2006 as they embarked on a new rap project. It’s like how Wu-Tang and De La Soul begat Gravediggaz… except not good. Listen as we tear apart – and try to work through the politics of – the blatant Beastie Boys rip-off “Beastly” and misguidedly woke “Who Knows.” Shout-outs doled to MF DOOM, Prince Paul and Ryu.

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Bonus Mini-Kast: Undisputed, Best Rapper Alive

Too hot for the Kast?! In this special mini-episode, we talk to Steve about his Imaginatron project and some of his biggest artistic influences. We also get into all the times he challenged major rappers (Aesop Rock, Slug, Busdriver, Doseone) to battle… and which of those rappers were especially not having it.

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Ep.14: Who Invited Steve? That Dude’s a C***

Aw snap, this week’s episode of Kasting Cuzzins is a real “posse cut,” featuring – ok – just one other guy. But he’s an especially talented and funny guy! It’s collaborator and apparent fan of the show, Steve Pivalsky! We discuss his various musical endeavors over the years (Marco Polio & The New Vaccines, The Imaginatron) as well as his projects with Chris and Kissing Cuzzins. Detours are made, jokes are over-explained, and shout-outs are doled to Reggie Watts, Les Savvy Fav, The Bumblebeez and… Steve’s mom. Join us?

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