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A guy from the UK (Jesal) and a guy from the USA (Rochard) host a podcast talking in depth about various albums, films, books and TV shows.
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Transatlantic Rebels - Music & Films: Eminem Kamikaze, Lupe Fiasco Drogas Wave, Nicki Minaj Queen, BlacKkKlansman, Drake Scorpion, Cobra Kai, Berlin Syndrome, Teyana Taylor KTSE, Cardi B, Janelle Monae, Avengers: Infinity War
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Dec 27, 2016

Meet Jesal and Rochard. We are the Transatlantic Rebels. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

In Episode 20, we take a look at Garbage and Rihanna albums: "Strange Little Birds" (2016) and "ANTI" (2016).

Rochard's favourite album of the year was Garbage's surprising return to form, and we discuss why he connected to it, and what Jesal thought about it.

Jesal's favourite album of 2016 was Rihanna's change of direction "ANTI" - and Rochard listens to it for the first time too.

Jesal is from the UK, and Rochard is from America. We like to talk in depth about albums, films, TV shows and books.

Rochard has a background in TV, acting, writing and many other areas of art creation. Jesal has a background in music: DJ, producer, artist, critic and other stuff.

Enjoy! And follow us on Twitter - @T_Rebels

 

Dec 20, 2016

Meet Jesal and Rochard. We are the Transatlantic Rebels.

In Episode 19, we take a look at the life of a writer.

Topics of discussion include world-building; the world of publishing; fussy eating; and how Rochard became a writer.

Jesal is from the UK, and Rochard is from America. We like to talk in depth about albums, films, TV shows and books.

Rochard has a background in TV, acting, writing and many other areas of art creation. Jesal has a background in music: DJ, producer, artist, critic and other stuff.

Enjoy! And follow us on Twitter - @T_Rebels

Dec 13, 2016

Meet Jesal and Rochard. We are the Transatlantic Rebels.

In Episode 18, we take a look at the life of a DJ.

Topics of discussion include Steve Aoki; Zac Efron films; and how Jesal became a DJ.

Jesal is from the UK, and Rochard is from America. We like to talk in depth about albums, films, TV shows and books.

Rochard has a background in TV, acting, writing and many other areas of art creation. Jesal has a background in music: DJ, producer, artist, critic and other stuff.

Enjoy! And follow us on Twitter - @T_Rebels

Dec 6, 2016

Meet Jesal and Rochard. We are the Transatlantic Rebels.

In Episode 17, we take a look at Eminem's 2013 album "The Marshall Mathers LP 2".

We do a track-by-track run through; talk about the original 2000 incarnation; discuss the time Jesal saw Eminem at Wembley Stadium; Moby Dick; and try to understand why Em isn't universally considered a "Rap God".

Jesal is from the UK, and Rochard is from America. We like to talk in depth about albums, films, TV shows and books.

Rochard has a background in TV, acting, writing and many other areas of art creation. Jesal has a background in music: DJ, producer, artist, critic and other stuff.

Enjoy! And follow us on Twitter - @T_Rebels

 

Nov 29, 2016

Meet Jesal and Rochard. We are the Transatlantic Rebels.

In Episode 16, we take a look at Gorillaz and their entire discography, mainly focusing on "Gorillaz" (2001), "Demon Days" (2005) and "Plastic Beach" (2010).

We also talk about the time Rochard saw Gorillaz live in concert; discuss our favourite five tracks from each LP; talk Virtual Reality technology; and we try to imagine what their new forthcoming album could be like.

Jesal is from the UK, and Rochard is from America. We like to talk in depth about albums, films, TV shows and books.

Rochard has a background in TV, acting, writing and many other areas of art creation. Jesal has a background in music: DJ, producer, artist, critic and other stuff.

Enjoy! And follow us on Twitter - @T_Rebels

 

Nov 22, 2016

Meet Jesal and Rochard. We are the Transatlantic Rebels. But this week, we have a very special guest... Kage Sparks.

In Episode 15, we conclude our three-part series of podcasts featuring some amazing guests - last up is rapper Kage Sparks talking about one of his favourite albums ever: "The Great Adventures of Slick Rick" by Slick Rick (1988).

We talk about why Kage and Jesal admire this album so much; contrast story-telling rap styles with Charles Darwin; explain why Slick Rick is almost always your favourite rapper's favourite rapper; and look forward to a potential live show.

COMPETITION: We are giving away a free ticket to the Slick Rick gig in London on Saturday November 26th 2016... Yes, seriously! Listen to the podcast for full details and act quickly.

Many thanks to Kage Sparks for being a truly fantastic guest - you can get at him here:

@KageSparks for everything - Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, SoundCloud.

Jesal is from the UK, and Rochard is from America. We like to talk in depth about albums, films, TV shows and books.

Rochard has a background in TV, acting, writing and many other areas of art creation. Jesal has a background in music: DJ, producer, artist, critic and other stuff.

Nov 15, 2016

Meet Jesal and Rochard. We are the Transatlantic Rebels. But this week, we have two very special guests... Casey Rain and Kim Camilia.

In Episode 14, we continue our special three-part series of podcasts featuring some amazing guests - and next up are Casey Rain and Kim Camilia talking about one of their favourite Prince albums ever: the hugely slept-on "Come" by Prince (1994).

We talk about how this album was released in the middle of a gigantic artist/label argument; ponder on how it somehow topped the UK album charts; contrast it to "The Gold Experience"; plus Nas, Rihanna, Britney and tumble dryers are also covered.

Many thanks to Casey and Kim for being truly fantastic guests - you can get at them here:

Twitter: @CaseyRain and @KimCamilia

YouTube: The Violet Reality

Jesal is from the UK, and Rochard is from America. We like to talk in depth about albums, films, TV shows and books.

Rochard has a background in TV, acting, writing and many other areas of art creation. Jesal has a background in music: DJ, producer, artist, critic and other stuff.

Enjoy! And follow us on Twitter - @T_Rebels

Nov 8, 2016

Meet Jesal and Rochard. We are the Transatlantic Rebels. But this week, we have a very special guest... Premz.

In Episode 13, we begin a special three-part series of podcasts featuring some amazing guests - and first up is rapper Premz talking about one of his favourite albums ever: "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" by 50 Cent (2003).

We talk about how this album got Premz into hip hop; arguments in the barbershop; the deep level formula of the track listing; and discover some shocking revelations about the two biggest singles from the LP.

Many thanks to Premz for being a truly fantastic guest - you can get at him here:

@PremzOnline for everything - Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat, SoundCloud - and can even download his free mixtape "#ThrowbackThursdays".

Jesal is from the UK, and Rochard is from America. We like to talk in depth about albums, films, TV shows and books.

Rochard has a background in TV, acting, writing and many other areas of art creation. Jesal has a background in music: DJ, producer, artist, critic and other stuff.

Enjoy! And follow us on Twitter - @T_Rebels

Nov 1, 2016

Meet Jesal and Rochard. We are the Transatlantic Rebels.

In Episode 12, our special Star Wars Prequels series consisting of in-depth past reviews concludes with the final part of the Prequel Trilogy "Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" from 2005.

We talk about how this movie is hugely misunderstood; why the lightsaber battles are so amazing; brotherhood and the loss of friends to the Dark Side; West Wing; and try with all of our might not to get emotional about Order 66. Also, for some insane reason Rochard actively wants to give you $100. Seriously!

Jesal is from the UK, and Rochard is from America. We like to talk in depth about albums, films, TV shows and books.

Rochard has a background in TV, acting, writing and many other areas of art creation. Jesal has a background in music: DJ, producer, artist, critic and other stuff.

Enjoy! And follow us on Twitter - @T_Rebels

Oct 25, 2016

Meet Jesal and Rochard. We are the Transatlantic Rebels.

In Episode 11, our special Star Wars Prequels series consisting of in-depth past reviews continues with the second outing of the Prequel Trilogy "Episode II - Attack of the Clones" from 2002. We will follow this next week with a podcast for the third Prequel film "Revenge of the Sith."

We talk about how this movie is somewhat misunderstood; the essential politics of the Prequels; "Get By" and Talib Kweli; and how we don't like sand... It's coarse and rough and irritating, and it gets everywhere!

Jesal is from the UK, and Rochard is from America. We like to talk in depth about albums, films, TV shows and books.

Rochard has a background in TV, acting, writing and many other areas of art creation. Jesal has a background in music: DJ, producer, artist, critic and other stuff.

Enjoy! And follow us on Twitter - @T_Rebels

Oct 18, 2016

Meet Jesal and Rochard. We are the Transatlantic Rebels.

In Episode 10, our special Star Wars Prequels series consisting of in-depth past reviews begins with the first outing in the Prequel Trilogy "Episode I - The Phantom Menace" from 1999. We will follow this in the coming weeks with podcasts for the second and films "Attack of the Clones" and "Revenge of the Sith."

We talk about how this movie is seriously misunderstood; the curious case of Jar Jar Binks alongside racial interpretations; the midibadassian count of Darth Maul; and try to figure out how Jesal got to see this ahead of the official release.

Jesal is from the UK, and Rochard is from America. We like to talk in depth about albums, films, TV shows and books.

Rochard has a background in TV, acting, writing and many other areas of art creation. Jesal has a background in music: DJ, producer, artist, critic and other stuff.

Enjoy! And follow us on Twitter - @T_Rebels

Oct 11, 2016

Meet Jesal and Rochard. We are the Transatlantic Rebels.

In Episode 9, our special Public Enemy series consisting of in-depth past reviews concludes with their fourth album "Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black" from 1991. (The Star Wars themed name of this album leads nicely into the next few weeks where we defend The Prequels with all of our might!)

We talk about how this album details certain historical struggles of black people in America; a wonderful tangent takes us on a trip down memory lane; Jesal concludes his Flavor Flav homage; and we also talk a fair bit about their debut album "Yo! Bum Rush the Show" from 1987.

Jesal is from the UK, and Rochard is from America. We like to talk in depth about albums, films, TV shows and books.

Rochard has a background in TV, acting, writing and many other areas of art creation. Jesal has a background in music: DJ, producer, artist, critic and other stuff.

Enjoy! And follow us on Twitter - @T_Rebels

Oct 4, 2016

Meet Jesal and Rochard. We are the Transatlantic Rebels.

In Episode 8, our special Public Enemy series consisting of in-depth past reviews continues with their third album "Fear of a Black Planet" from 1990. We will follow this next week with a final podcast for their fourth album "Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black."

We talk about how this album shines a light on what life in America is actually like for black people; tangents include sub-prime mortgages, mentoring and the racism controversy; Jesal continues his Flavor Flav homage; and we assess why this is probably Rochard's favourite album of all time.

Jesal is from the UK, and Rochard is from America. We like to talk in depth about albums, films, TV shows and books.

Rochard has a background in TV, acting, writing and many other areas of art creation. Jesal has a background in music: DJ, producer, artist, critic and other stuff.

Enjoy! And follow us on Twitter - @T_Rebels

Sep 27, 2016

 

Meet Jesal and Rochard. We are the Transatlantic Rebels.

In Episode 7, our special Public Enemy series consisting of in-depth past reviews begins with their second album "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back" from 1988. We will follow this in the coming weeks with podcasts for their third and fourth albums "Fear of a Black Planet" and "Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black."

We talk about how this album started a revolution that never quite made it to TV; how many times Just Blaze mined this LP for inspiration; refuse to believe the hype generated by Flavor Flav; and assess why this is one of Rochard's favourite albums ever.

Jesal is from the UK, and Rochard is from America. We like to talk in depth about albums, films, TV shows and books.

Rochard has a background in TV, acting, writing and many other areas of art creation. Jesal has a background in music: DJ, producer, artist, critic and other stuff.

Enjoy! And follow us on Twitter - @T_Rebels

 

Sep 20, 2016

 

Meet Jesal and Rochard. We are the Transatlantic Rebels.

In Episode 6, our special M.I.A. review series reaches her fifth, latest and possibly final album: "AIM" (2016). Yes, we made it!

We talk about every song on the Deluxe version of the "AIM" album; assess the record label situation - past, present and future; argue over hypothetical track-listings; and discuss many other aspects of Maya Arulpragasam's legacy. We also attempt to find out if Ali really is OK or not.

Next week, we begin a three-part series on Public Enemy, and you'll love it. "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back" is first up, and Rochard is a huge fan.

Jesal is from the UK, and Rochard is from America. We like to talk in depth about albums, films, TV shows and books.

Rochard has a background in TV, acting, writing and many other areas of art creation. Jesal has a background in music: DJ, producer, artist, critic and other stuff.

Enjoy! And follow us on Twitter - @T_Rebels

 

Sep 13, 2016

Meet Jesal and Rochard. We are the Transatlantic Rebels.

In Episode 5, our special M.I.A. series consisting of in-depth past reviews concludes with her fourth album "Matangi" from 2013. We will follow this in the coming weeks with a podcast for her (possibly final) album "AIM" which gets released on 9th September 2016.

We talk about how Rochard actually MET Maya Arulpragasam herself IRL; assess the spirituality of the album; argue over hypothetical track-listings; and briefly preview "AIM" at the end.

Jesal is from the UK, and Rochard is from America. We like to talk in depth about albums, films, TV shows and books.

Rochard has a background in TV, acting, writing and many other areas of art creation. Jesal has a background in music: DJ, producer, artist, critic and other stuff.

Enjoy! And follow us on Twitter - @T_Rebels

Sep 6, 2016

Meet Jesal and Rochard. We are the Transatlantic Rebels.

In Episode 4, our special M.I.A. series consisting of in-depth past reviews continues with her third album "Maya" from 2010 - otherwise known as ΛΛ Λ Y Λ. We will follow this in the coming weeks with a podcast for her fourth album "Matangi" and the (possibly final) album "AIM" which gets released on 9th September 2016.

We talk about how this album foreshadowed this decade - a Mayan prophecy, if you will; assess the trajectory with which toddlers throw food at parents; that dreaded 'D word' pops up again; and finally realise that our headphones connect to the iPhone connects to the Google connected to the government.

Jesal is from the UK, and Rochard is from America. We like to talk in depth about albums, films, TV shows and books.

Rochard has a background in TV, acting, writing and many other areas of art creation. Jesal has a background in music: DJ, producer, artist, critic and other stuff.

Enjoy! And follow us on Twitter - @T_Rebels

Aug 30, 2016

 

Meet Jesal and Rochard. We are the Transatlantic Rebels.

In Episode 3, our special M.I.A. series consisting of in-depth reviews continues with her sophomore album "Kala" from 2007. We will follow this in the coming weeks with podcasts for "MAYA" and "Matangi" in preparation for her (possibly final) album "AIM" which gets released on 9th September 2016.

We talk about how Rochard actually discovered "Kala" through some random guy who wrote a review of it; Maya Arulpragasam and her relationship with the dreaded 'D' word (Part II); Jesal takes a trip down memory lane in an "XR2" and... If you think it's tough now, come to Africa!

Jesal is from the UK, and Rochard is from America. We like to talk in depth about albums, films, TV shows and books.

Rochard has a background in TV, acting, writing and many other areas of art creation. Jesal has a background in music: DJ, producer, artist, critic and other stuff.

Enjoy! And follow us on Twitter - @T_Rebels

 

Aug 23, 2016

Meet Jesal and Rochard. We are the Transatlantic Rebels.

In Episode 2, our special M.I.A. series consisting of in-depth reviews kicks off with her debut album "Arular" from 2005. We will follow this in the coming weeks with podcasts for "Kala", "MAYA" and "Matangi" in preparation for her (possibly final) album "AIM" which gets released on 9th September 2016.

We talk about the first time we got us some Maya Arulpragasam, the dreaded 'D' word, try to figure out who actually wrote "Galang" and then add on a whole bunch of bonus talk at the end.

Jesal is from the UK, and Rochard is from America. We like to talk in depth about albums, films, TV shows and books.

Rochard has a background in TV, acting, writing and many other areas of art creation. Jesal has a background in music: DJ, producer, artist, critic and other stuff.

Enjoy!

Aug 22, 2016

Meet Jesal and Rochard. We are the Transatlantic Rebels.

Jesal is from the UK, and Rochard is from America. We like to talk in depth about albums, films, TV shows and books.

Rochard has a background in TV, acting, writing and many other areas of art creation. Jesal has a background in music: DJ, producer, artist, critic and other stuff.

We look at unloved/forgotten works of art that mean something to us, or perhaps deserve a second look. Then, we have a deep and meaningful conversation about it! Thankfully, we have eclectic taste and wide experience, so there will always be plenty of material for us to talk about.

 

 

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