Kanye West, DMX, Pharrell, and more chat with N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN on ‘Drink Champs’

Music February 23, 2022
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Pour yourself your favorite drink, relax, and tune into The Black Effect Network’s “Drink Champs,” a weekly series hosted by Queens rapper N.O.R.E. and Miami hip-hop pioneer DJ EFN. The duo sits down for boozy conversations, fun, and outrageous storytelling with a wide variety of guests from the entertainment world and beyond.

Since 2016, “Drink Champs” has released over 300 episodes that can be streamed in any order. Running under 3 hours on average, the hosts are joined by folks recounting their journeys to success, friendships, lives, and career milestones. Previous episodes have featured iconic guests like DMX, Pharrell Williams, Busta Rhymes, Rick Ross, Timbaland, and Swizz Beatz – just to name a few.

On a recent episode of Podsauce, “Eating While Broke” host Coline Witt shared her favorite podcasts. Coline loves hearing the “Drink Champs” talent and told Podsauce she is a self-proclaimed “hip-hop head.” She appreciates the hosts’ ability to make the guests feel comfortable and vulnerable on episodes, leading to light-hearted stories not often shared on social media.

Digital Underground’s Money B and Young Hump stopped by a recent episode to share iconic stories about their production, performances, path to success, and more. They also had stories about 2Pac and Shock G. On episode 300, Havoc & Styles P from Mobb Deep & The LOX joined the hosts for a conversation all about hip-hop.

Last year, Kanye West stopped by two episodes to unpack his early days with “The College Dropout” to his billionaire status. Ye had American history stories he created, discussed Yeezy, Adidas, GAP, politics, cancel culture, DONDA, and more. On episode 286, Ye was joined by Larry Hoover Jr. They talked about prison reform, Larry Hoover Sr.’s legal situation, DONDA orphanages, and a whole lot more.

French Montana joined N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN in episode 290 to talk about firsts – sobriety, 1st platinum records, his new album, and more. Talib Kweli and Diamond D. talked about New York City hip-hop with the hosts, and they shared stories of Big L and Russell Simmons. 2-time NBA Champion Lamar Odom stopped by episode 204 to discuss the Los Angeles Lakers, his career, playing for the LA Clippers in Donald Sterling’s era, and his marriage to Khloe Kardashian. Odom mourned and shared stories from his close friendship with Kobe Bryant.

For fun, long-form conversations from hip-hop’s finest, sports stars, entrepreneurs, cultural catalysts, and more, check out new weekly episodes of “Drink Champs” wherever you listen to your favorite shows.

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