no id juan epstein

Juan Epstein has another hip-hop history lesson for us this week. Sitting down with Peter Rosenberg and guest co-host Daryl “Quartermaine” Francis (filling in for Cipha Sounds), the legendary No I.D. walks us through his come-up — and extended fall out — with Common, guiding the career of a young Kanye West (who was as wildly ambitious and self-assured back then as he is today) and his current position at Def Jam. From sending beats to Common over answering machine to turning down collaborations with Biggie and Pun, Dion drops plenty of gems about his career over this hour-long podcast.

Listen below…

Studio Life: Jay Z & No I.D.
New Music: Jhené Aiko “Comfort Inn Ending” (Prod. by No I.D.)
Island Def Jam Split; Barry Weiss Out; Bartels, No I.D. and Hip Hop Promoted