ROT 018 The Underground Nation Hip Hop Cable TV Host Duke of Earl - Rappers Over Thirty

Episode 18

ROT 018 The Underground Nation Hip Hop Cable TV Host Duke of Earl

In this episode: Imp plays music from Big Al and Duke of Earl. Mr. Earl Martin is the special guest interviewee and the two discuss. His legendary interviews with artists like Dr. Dre, Run DMC, Ice T, Tupac, an Biggie Smalls. Duke shares stories about his hip hop cable TV show “Underground Nation”. Being mentored and friends with “Soul Trains” Don Cornelius, “Marvel and DC” comic book legends “Jack Kirby” and “Stan Lee”.

Mr. Earl “Duke of Earl” Martin is a Hip Hop historian, cable tv and film producer, cartoonist, former Soul Train dancer, rapper, producer, DJ and the list goes on.

The songs of the day are:

“Neva Doubt The Big One” by Big Al

“I Don’t Play with them Bitches” by Duke of Earl

“Make Money” preceded by Duke of Earl

“What you do in the Middle” by Duke Of Earl

The quotes of this episode are:

“My father worked real hard. I admired him. My father taught me you needed to work with your brain and not your back. I’ve made that a passion” - Don Cornelius 


“I don't have inspiration. I only have ideas. Ideas and deadlines." - Stan Lee


Book mentioned in this episode:


"Back When I Didn’t Know No Better“ The Ghetto Wonder Years” by Joey Covington - Buy Now!


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Steven Laws

My name is Steven “Imp The Great” Laws, I’m a rap music producer (By Any Means Music) and a filmmaker (From Rap To Film). I’m an accomplished rapper/emcee and novice filmmaker, and I enjoy cooking. I’m 57 years old and I’ve been rapping since age 13. I’m a well-known underground emcee in Los Angeles, as I’m from the “Project Blowed” and “Good Life” open mic venues. In the 1997 “Rap Olympics” I won one-round-out-of-two in a rap battle against Eminem. Although we split rounds he was declared the winner (go figure).

I’m also the founder and host of “The Rappers Over Thirty Podcast” (R.O.T). I started the podcast to support, network, and help build the fanbase for rappers over thirty. I believe the “Rap is a young man’s game” philosophy is a conspiracy that falls in line with the "Willie Lynch Letters”. The (R.O.T) podcast is open for healthy discussions with those who agree or disagree with “Rap is a young man’s game”. - Imp The Great