Sports & Hip-Hop with DJ Mad Max
Rampage from Flipmode Squad

March 11, 2019

I want to thank Hip-Hop legend Rampage for calling into my show on WSJU Radio at St. John's University. We discussed the rappers who influenced him, including Special Ed and Chubb Rock. Growing up in Flatbush Brooklyn, he lived around many of these rappers. Busta Rhymes is his first cousin, and they are in the group known as Flipmode Squad. He talked about signing his first deal. As well as being on the greatest Hip-Hop remix of all time, Craig Mack's Flava In Ya Ear Remix. He discussed his friendships with Craig Mack, and The Notorious B.I.G. aka Biggie Smalls. He has an unreleased song with Craig Mack that they recorded before Craig Mack sadly, passed away. We talked about his classic first album Scout's Honor... by Way of Blood and the hit song off of the album Wild for da Night. One of the greatest parts about this interview was that Rampage was freestyling at times! He coined the hashtag/term for Hip-Hop today, mumble rap. He has kept it real from day one, and tells it like it is. He made his music the way he wanted. I have always loved the grittiness of his music. He has a lot going on: he is going to be in an upcoming movie, he is creating a cartoon, he has his own headphone brand, he has his own sports and Hip-Hop show on NBC, and he is a DJ. Be on the lookout because he has a vault of tracks recorded, and he will be dropping a new album soon called When Hell Freezes Over! Thanks again to Rampage for calling into my show, I had a great time!