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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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Apr 18, 2017

Meet Jesal and Rochard. We are the Transatlantic Rebels.

In Episode 38, we have a very special guest called Rita Morar and we take a look at one of her favourite albums ever: "Late Registration" (2005) by Kanye West.

In a lively discussion, we highlight our favourite songs from his second LP; debate about whether this may just be Yeezy's best album ever; and Rita opens up about the line that inspired her to take up singing again after a hiatus.

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!

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/T_Rebels

Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TransatlanticRebels

Check Rita out here: https://www.ritamorar.com/

Apr 11, 2017

Meet Jesal and Rochard. We are the Transatlantic Rebels.

In Episode 37, we take a look at the complete works of Lupe Fiasco (one of our favourite rappers).

Lupe is an artist who inspires much debate, and this episode is no different. It's a lively look at all his albums thus far, and broader discussion about his role within the genre.

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!

Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/T_Rebels

Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TransatlanticRebels

 

Mar 28, 2017

Meet Jesal and Rochard. We are the Transatlantic Rebels.

In Episode 35, we take a look at two pivotal albums by one of our favourite singers, Nelly Furtado.

This week, we check out "Loose" (2006) and "The Spirit Indestructible" (2012).

It's a great discussion and well-timed, considering her fifth album "The Ride" is scheduled to be released this week (March 2017).

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!

Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/T_Rebels

Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TransatlanticRebels

Mar 21, 2017

Meet Jesal and Rochard. We are the Transatlantic Rebels.

In Episode 34, we take a look at two pivotal albums by one of our favourite singers, Nelly Furtado.

This week, we dive into her first two long plays: "Whoa, Nelly!" (2000) and "Folklore" (2003).

It's a great discussion and well-timed, considering her new album "The Ride" is scheduled to be released at the end of March 2017.

Next week, we will tackle "Loose" (2006) and "The Spirit Indestructible" (2012).

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!

Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/T_Rebels

Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TransatlanticRebels

Mar 16, 2017

 

Meet Jesal and Rochard. We are the Transatlantic Rebels.

In Episode 33, we take a retrospective look at two pivotal albums by dance/punk outfit LCD Soundsystem.

Jesal picked "Sound of Silver" (2007) - one of his favourite albums this century and an LP that is exactly 10 years old this week - and "This Is Happening" (2010).

There are also discussions on New York; FIFA 2007; and cultural criticism.

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!

Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/T_Rebels

Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TransatlanticRebels

 

Mar 14, 2017

Meet Jesal and Rochard. We are the Transatlantic Rebels.

In Episode 32, we take a look at two pivotal albums by one of Rochard's favourite singers, Bjork.

This week, Rochard picked "Vespertine" (2001) and "Vulnicura" (2015).

There are also discussions on "Dancer in the Dark"; why women never get any credit despite doing most of the work; and the compartmentalisation of emotions.

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!

Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/T_Rebels

Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TransatlanticRebels

Mar 7, 2017

Meet Jesal and Rochard. We are the Transatlantic Rebels.

In Episode 31, we take a look at two pivotal albums by one of Rochard's favourite singers, Bjork.

Jesal thought he was a relative newbie to Bjork... But it turns out Rochard picked  "Post" (1995) and "Homogenic" (1997) - and Jesal was actually familiar with both!

Next week in Part II, we take a look at "Vespertine" (2001) and "Vulnicura" (2015).

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!

Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/T_Rebels

Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TransatlanticRebels

 

Feb 28, 2017

Meet Jesal and Rochard. We are the Transatlantic Rebels.

In Episode 30, we take a look at 3 pivotal albums by one of Rochard's favourite singers, Fiona Apple.

Since Jesal is the relative newbie to Fiona, Rochard picked out "When the Pawn..." (1999), followed by "Extraordinary Machine" (2005), and finally "The Idler Wheel..." (2012).

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

Feb 14, 2017

Meet Jesal and Rochard. We are the Transatlantic Rebels.

In Episode 28, we take a look at 2 wonderful albums by one of our favourite singers this decade, Janelle Monáe.

With brief discussions on her previous works, the main focus is on "The ArchAndroid" (2010) and "The Electric Lady" (2013).

There is also analysis on the underlying concept, and what lies next for the (now celebrated) actress. Will she complete the suites?

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

Feb 7, 2017

Meet Jesal and Rochard. We are the Transatlantic Rebels.

In Episode 27, we take a look at 3 pivotal albums by one of Rochard's favourite singers, Joni Mitchell.

Since Jesal is the relative newbie to Joni, Rochard picked out "Court and Spark" (1974), followed by "The Hissing of Summer Lawns" (1975), and finally "Hejira" (1976).

(Apologies for the slightly muddled vocals from Jesal, last time that bloody happens).

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

 

Jan 31, 2017

Meet Jesal and Rochard. We are the Transatlantic Rebels.

In Episode 26, we conclude our two-part look at the works of Madonna.

The second half of her career was (naturally) a tad quieter by her own standards, yet contained some of her best work and albums. With fewer attempts to dominate the silver screen, it's easier to focus on the "Music" (boom boom). 

We also speculate on what lies next for Her Majesty.

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

Jan 24, 2017

Meet Jesal and Rochard. We are the Transatlantic Rebels.

In Episode 25, we begin a two-part look at the works of Madonna.

This part of her career was so expansive, with numerous albums, tours and ventures in Hollywood.

It's easy to forget how often Madge was on the front page of every paper, with imagery second to none and the ability to provoke like no other.

Next week, we cover 1998 ("Ray of Light") until 2015 ("Rebel Heart").

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

Jan 3, 2017

Meet Jesal and Rochard. We are the Transatlantic Rebels.

In Episode 21, we take a look at Alanis Morissette and two of her biggest albums: "Jagged Little Pill" (1995) and "Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie" (1998).

We talk about the time Rochard saw Alanis live in concert; discuss our favourite five tracks from each LP; clashing with Lauryn Hill; and we try to dissect her impact on countless hordes of singers that followed.

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 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 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

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

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