This week, we’re super stoked to welcome Halifax-born, Calgary-based emcee bRavenous to the studio to talk about his latest album, Flaunting Imperfections. Hot on the heels of his 2020 release, Between the Lines, Flaunting Imperfections picks up right where BtL left off, with heavy hitting boom bap beats (courtesy of Uncle Fester, DK and more) and top notch guest emcees like Ghettosocks, DFE, Spesh K and more.

Before we get to the interview, we take some time to pay our respects to Gift of Gab, who sadly passed away a few weeks back. I had the pleasure of seeing him perform solo and as a part of Blackalicious on a few occasions, and his alphabet aerobics never ceased to amaze. He will be missed.

The Beat Diet, July 8th 2021 (mp3 – 125Mb)



artist – name
Blackalicious – As the world turns
Blackalicious – Swan Lake
Blackalicious – 40oz For Breakfast
dj shadow + gift of gab – count and estimatecount
Blackalicious – The Fabulous Ones
Blackalicious – 4000 miles Featuring Chali 2NA
Gift Of Gab – Flashback
Gift Of Gab – Up
Quannum – Fully Charged On Planet X
boom bap project ft gift of gab – wyleout
Blackalicious – Shallow Days
Blackalicious – You Didn’t Know That Though
Pete Rock – That’s What I Am Talking About (Instrumental)
Blackalicious – first in flight Featuring Gil Scott Heron
Gift of Gab – Protocol ft. Samantha Kravitz
Blackalicious – Make You Feel That Way
Tom Misch – Home
Mos Def – Umi Says
Flytrap – ANIMATE
greyboy – panacea (alternate version)
Mac Miller – Dang! (feat. Anderson .Paak)
AfroQBen – Warren G feat. Nate Dogg – I Need A Light (AfroQBen Remix)
Coolio – Fantastic Voyage (QDIII Bonus Beats)
Shad – old Prince
Dragon Fli Empire – Headphones
bRavenous – Ride It Out
bRavenous – Classic Material Remix feat Hermitofthewoods, DJ Uncle Fester, Sean Juan
bRavenous – Cranberry
The Extremities – Cold Cheese [Instrumental]

*** bRavenous Interview ***

DJ Uncle Fester – various tracks off of Sugar
bRavenous – Boombap Reflections feat Max Deuce, Teekay, Jay Ross, DJ Uncle Fester
bRavenous – Won’t Stop feat Dragon Fli Empire