The Antidote Podcast

DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz

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DJ Craftmatic brings the JUICE & the mix. What's he mixing it with? Whatever's in your cup..

Dec 2020

53 min 6 sec

DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz discuss the price of fame as up & coming rappers and established veterans are coming under fire at alarming rate (with 4 shootings targetting rappers in the past month alone). Is social media to blame? Is it pressure to live up to an image? Is it hate? The boys get into the D'Angelo documentary "Devil's Pie", which addresses the pressure of being the chosen one in music which leads to D'Angelo's 14 year absence from the music game. What makes artists at the top of their game like D'Angelo, Lauryn Hill, Dave Chappelle step away from it all...including tens of millions of dollars? Is the game worth the cost? Track of the week: "Yesterday" - Loyle Carner produced by Madlib TakeTheAntidote.com

Nov 2020

1 hr 30 min

DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz continue breaking down the NFL season, this time going over the NFC, where great quarterback play mixed with unbalanced defense has led to multiple teams being in a position to claim the top spot in the conference. At different times this season the Seahawks, Packers, Buccaneers, Saints have all looked like the best team in the conference...and all of these teams have also been exposed with huge weaknesses and big losses. Who do the boys like to take the NFC? Can anyone in the NFC compete with the Chiefs and the rest of the top teams in the AFC? Please Like, Share, Subscribe to the podcast! Get that DJ Craftmatic merch at illadope.com

Nov 2020

57 min 53 sec

DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz break down the NFL season, first going over the AFC. The Pittsburgh Steelers stand alone as the last undefeated team in the conference, but the big, bad Kansas City Chiefs and others are close by looking to take the conference's only bye. The boys discuss which teams are looking good, which teams are looking mid and which teams they think are set up for a good run to finish the season. Look out for the NFC breakdown tomorrow!

Nov 2020

43 min 2 sec

DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz return to discuss the NBA's return. The NBA bubble and NBA playoffs were a great success, with no positive COVID tests for 100+ days, and new superstars stepping up to the spotlight to make a name for themselves in this crazy environment. Who were the winners, the losers in the bubble? Share, Like, Subscribe, Tune in. TakeTheAntidote.com Warning: Shots were taken, mistakes were made. We apologize for technical audio issues in the podcast as we were testing out new recording capabilities.

Oct 2020

1 hr 20 min

DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz discuss the murder of George Floyd in Minnesota and how it's ignited protests in all 50 states during the pandemic. Yet another black life taken prematurely by a police officer who decided to be judge, jury and executioner. As America burns, the boys discuss how the public servants in the US should be held accountable for their actions. Note: In May 2019, The Antidote Podcast covered the Minneapolis Police Departments culture of murder in episode 24. SUBSCRIBE, SHARE, LIKE

Jun 2020

1 hr 28 min

Ain't no sunshine, ain't no more Bill Withers either (RIP!!!). Stuck in the crib, working from home got you down?? DJ Craftmatic coming through again with that musical potion, the antidote to the lockdown.

Apr 2020

1 hr 1 min

Strange times. Can't go out to the club, can't even go out to eat anymore. Sneezes sound like gunshots, you gotta duck and try to identify which direction they're coming from, and check to make sure you didn't get hit. Well, if we're gonna quarantine for the next 8 weeks or so, might as well Take The Antidote. We're in this together, let's get down to DJ Craftmatic's #SocialDistancing mix. Because if music doesn't heal us, what will?

Mar 2020

1 hr

RIP Pop Smoke. DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz discuss the death of Pop Smoke, which is the latest example of a young hip hop artist dying before they even hit their prime. A study done a few years ago said that 51% of rappers have died of murder. Why does this infect hip hop and not other genres? Also at age 20, Pop Smoke becomes the latest rapper to die before the age of 26, joining a long line of rappers dying young including Juice WRLD, Mac Miller, xxxtentacion, Capital Steez, Lil Peep amongst others.

Mar 2020

1 hr 19 min

DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz discuss how Gayle King and her BFF Oprah Winfrey continuously wield their journalistic power to attack black men, while their good friends (the now convicted) Harvey Weinstein & Charlie Rose don't catch the same scorn. Why do they do it? Was Snoop right in his attack on Gayle or did he go too far? Should he have apologized? Oh yeah and we reminisce on 50 (#getthestrap) episodes and one year of The Antidote Podcast. Like, Subscribe, Share, Spread the Word!

Feb 2020

1 hr 6 min

Are the Democrats prepared to hand Trump another dub? It's been 8 years since the last Barack Obama election, but the Democratic National Party has been too busy fixing their own elections to find a suitable replacement that can beat Donald Trump. DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz break down the democratic primaries and candidates and try to find some hope amongst all the audacity of the candidates that have been put forth. Is democracy even worth it anymore?

Feb 2020

1 hr 16 min

DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz break down the takedown of the Houston Astros. The team made it to the World Series twice in the last three seasons, including winning it all in 2017 on the back of tanking, stacking #1 picks, and cheating. The biggest scandal in MLB got exposed when whistleblower Mike Fiers came out and explained their elaborate sign stealing program, taking down coaches across the league and the Astros front office. Does it even matter? Is it a big deal? The Antidote Podcast breaks it all down.

Feb 2020

46 min 43 sec

Pour a cup of your favorite hot chocolate, strap on some headphones and let DJ Craftmatic melt the winter blues away with this exclusive & super rare mix for the Antidote Podcast.

Feb 2020

35 min 37 sec

DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz break down the Superb Owl and provide their predictions on the game outcomes and some of their favorite prop bets for the big game. Who you got?

Feb 2020

55 min 26 sec

On January 26, 2020 NBA legend Kobe Bryant was among 9 killed in a horrific helicopter accident in Callabasas, California. The Antidote Podcast pays respect to Kobe as a man, a father, a basketball player and discuss his legacy in basketball as well as his global impact as an international icon.

Jan 2020

1 hr 2 min

DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz review their favorite new music, including new releases from Kaytranada, Free Nationals, Dreamville, Griselda, Sundae Sauuce, Mick Jenkins, and the touching goodbye from the late great Mac Miller. Track of the Week- Thundercat is back with his first single of his upcoming album, a song called "Black Qualls" with the single version featuring Steve Arrington and Steve Lacy

Jan 2020

1 hr 7 min

Cultural appropriation is still a big problem in the new decade, and the label get paid off all of that. DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz go over some of the most blatant examples of the capitalization, theft and marginalization of black artists throughout the years & how it continues to this day particularly with Drake & dance music. Also a story about a rapper disgusted to be performing in front of white people who will be performing at Coachella both weeks.

Jan 2020

1 hr 11 min

The boys are back in town. Season 2 of The Antidote Podcast comes in hot, with DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz breaking down the AFC & NFC Championship games. Pop open a White Claw and enjoy the picks, predictions and previews of who the guys think will make it out of their respective conference to meet in the big game. Who you got? TakeTheAntidote.com

Jan 2020

59 min 18 sec

For the first time in history, The Antidote Podcast present their music awards show. DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz reveal the winners for their favorite Tracks, Producers, Albums and Artists of the 2010s. The guys discuss some pivotal moments and albums that changed music and left a lasting impression.

Dec 2019

1 hr 36 min

The Antidote Podcast #SLEIGHINZN continues with Paulie Dubz and DJ Craftmatic discussing Craftmatic's top 11 albums of the year. Which albums made the cut? Who was AOTY? Tune in as the list is unveiled.

Dec 2019

1 hr 17 min

The boys are back! #SLEIGHINSZN begins with DJ Craftmatic and Paulie Dubz discussing their favorite albums of 2019, but focus on the ones that didn't make Craftmatic's Best Albums of 2019 top 11 list. www.TakeTheAntidote.com

Dec 2019

35 min 38 sec

DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz roast the BET Awards which raised a high bar this year by giving Tyler Perry the Ultimate Icon Award. The guys discuss some of the 'highlights' of the show and award winners including Beyonce, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Donald Glover, Lizzo, Regina Hall, and a tribute to Nipsey Hussle. Track of the Week- Big K.R.I.T. - Krit Here #TakeTheAntidote Taketheantidote.com

Jun 2019

50 min 38 sec

DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz break down the winners, losers, and question marks of the NBA's Draft. The boys break down some of the biggest moves to go down on draft day and discuss some of the players they have high hopes for. The NBA Awards show is broken down, and the guys discuss who they thought should have been the winners, as well as how overall crappy the idea of the awards show is. All this and more.. Stream, Subscribe, Review TakeTheAntidote.com

Jun 2019

1 hr 5 min

DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz cover a bunch of topics including the best series on Youtube (hint: Kenny Beat's The Cave), Cardi B's nasty infected feet, and then switch to more serious topics as they discuss the trouble brewing in the Dominican Republic. Not only was national icon 'Big Papi' David Ortiz targeted in a murder for hire plot straight out of the movies, but also in unrelated incidents 9 Americans have fallen dead while vacationing in paradise. Is it safe to travel there right now? What's all this madness??? TakeTheAntidote.com #JesusIsTheOne #IfYouGotAMentalIllnessTurnUp

Jun 2019

48 min 49 sec

DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz provide the context of the aftermath of the NBA Finals & the changing landscape to come in the upcoming offseason. Now that Drake and Kawhi brought the 6 the title, does that mean that Kawhi staying in Toronto is a done deal? Or does it free Kawhi up to pursue better opportunities? The Lakers get their second big piece by trading away Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and every future draft pick ever for Anthony Davis and his brow. Are the Lakers the favorites to win the title next year? Or is this due to be a repeat of the Gary Payton/Karl Malone/Shaq/Kobe days?? TakeTheAntidote.com

Jun 2019

53 min 14 sec

DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz pay their respects to Bushwick Bill from the legendary crew GETO BOYS, who unfortunately succumbed to his battle with pancreatic cancer. The guys discuss his legacy as a pioneer of southern hip hop & his lasting impact. Track of the week- FLMMBOiiNT FRDii - 'Father Say'. DJ Khaled is offended by his label and is suing Billboard for not getting the #1 album, losing to Tyler, the Creator's IGOR. The boys clown on the meme machine while breaking down the story and try to figure out exactly what DJ Khaled does in the first place. Who would win the Bieber & Tom Cruise fight? If Bieber picked on someone his own size, who should he challenge instead? All this and more... TakeTheAntidote.com Subscribe Like Share Review PLEASE!!!!

Jun 2019

1 hr 11 min

DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz break down the implications from Kevin Durant's tearing his achilles tendon- from the impact on the Golden State Warriors championship chances as they trail the series to the Toronto Raptors 3-2, and the farther impact on the league in general as Kevin was gearing up to be one of the biggest free agents of all time. Will someone sign Durant to a long term deal? What are the best options for Durant's future? Also the guys break down another NFL player going to prison for violating women as Kellen Winslow II gets convicted of rape. The rise and fall of Winslow is compared to other NFL players acting out against women, so everyone's left to ask-- is this a cultural problem to the NFL? Why do we continue to hear these stories- is it CTE from the collisions, pain killer addictions, mental health and what can the NFL do to prevent these type of things from happening in the future? #TakeTheAntidote Please subscribe and thank you for leaving us reviews! TakeTheAntidote.com (or however Craftmatic pronounces it)

Jun 2019

57 min 18 sec

DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz show respect to hip hop's first billionaire- Jay Z. They discuss Jay-Z's rise to financial domination and what set him apart to get there. Money unfortunately can't solve all of society's ills, as shown in the story of two artists who both got publicly discriminated against- SZA & Meek Mill. The boys discuss SZA getting discriminated against at the Calabassas Sephora location, and how Sephora had to go the way of Starbucks and shut down every store in the nation for inclusivity workshops. Also Meek Mill gets issued an apology from the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas- who discriminated against Meek Mill and threatened him with arrest if he attempted to get on their property. The boys discuss how Meek's recent situations have made him an advocate for reform & the impact it has quickly had. Some fire mixes from DJ Craftmatic & Track of the Week- 'RICKY' from Denzel Curry TakeTheAntidote.com

Jun 2019

56 min 41 sec

DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz break down how in the middle of battling against Steph Curry & Klay Thompson for the basketball championships, Kawhi Leonard sues Nike in federal court for stealing and copyrighting his personally hand-drawn logo. The boys discuss the clowning and trolling and memeing committed by the Toronto Raptors' unofficial mascot and top 3 Canadian rapper- Drake. Drake is a curse for anything he touches that's not eligible for the Billboard charts, and it was no different for Anthony Joshua, the heavyweight boxing champion who stated he would break the Drake curse boxing against the Mexican Stay Puft Marshmellow Man. Also the Pelicans from New Orleans have an interesting dilemma on their hands. Holding the #1 pick in the NBA draft & the rights to Zion Williamson, the Pelicans have a decision to make with Anthony Davis..do the guys think that Davis stays or goes? What's the best bet for New Orleans in the scenario, and are the Lakers the best destination? TakeTheAntidote.com soundcloud.com/dj-craftmatic Informa alickee boom boom down

Jun 2019

53 min 10 sec

On a supersized episode, DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz discuss how there is over 40,000 songs uploaded to Spotify every day and then break down their favorite hip hop, r&b, jazz, and electronic projects from May 2019. Strap in because the boys go ham as they discuss- Jamila Woods- Legacy! Legacy!, Tyler, the Creator- IGOR, DUCKWRTH- The Falling Man, Shay Lia- Dangerous, Flying Lotus- FLAMAGRA, Beast Coast- Escape from New York, YG- 4Real 4Real, Lucky Daye- Painted, Injury Reserve- Injury Reserve, Dam Funk- STFU II, Seba Kapstaad- Thina, Awun- Soulapowa, Megan Thee Stallion- Fever, & Maxo- Lil Big Man. 2 tracks of the week in between & don't miss special solo soulful karaoke from Craftmatic. Brought to you by TakeTheAntidote.com and GoFundYourself!

May 2019

1 hr 31 min

DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz break down the NBA Finals and preview every single major matchup to predict who they think will end up hoisting the Larry O'Brien chip. Do either of the guys pick Toronto to take it even if Durant and Cousins are out? Or is the Golden State dynasty a destiny that will be fulfilled? How many points per game will Kawhi Leonard to score in order for the Raptors to even stand a chance? Is Drake the best mascot in the NBA?

May 2019

52 min 45 sec

DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz discuss Robert F. Smith's legendary commencement speech at Morehouse University, where he pledges to pay off the student debt of all 2019 graduates. The boys discuss the legacy he leaves behind with his generous gesture, and explain the history of HBCUs in America. On the decks, DJ Craftmatic drops a couple new exclusive mixes to get you hyped! The guys discuss Rolling Stone starting their own charts including daily charts and how this may impact the music industry going forward. Track of the week coming from Ty Dolla $ign featuring J. Cole produced by Mxxwll- Purple Emoji TakeTheAntidote.com

May 2019

56 min 14 sec

DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz break down professional gambler James Holzhauer's epic run which is exploiting the game theory behind Jeopardy, leading to wins that have never been seen before. The boys discuss the changing landscape of sports wagering laws as well as the changing landscape of abortion laws in the country, in many instances taking away a woman's right to choice. Is it fair for a bunch of old white men to dictate what women are allowed to do with their bodies? Why can you face 99 years for an abortion in Alabama when you would never get 10% of that time for committing an assault? What kind of fuckery is this in 2019? TakeTheAntidote.com

May 2019

54 min 1 sec

DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz discuss some of the latest news in hip hop. Rolling Loud Miami festival turns into a disaster as Lil Wayne pulls out (no pun) and Kodak Black gets arrested (karma's a bitch). Bushwick Bill from the legendary Geto Boys announces he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer but is still giving the fans (at least) one more tour! Wu Tang Clan gets celebrated in New York in honor of their new Showtime Documentary 'Of Mics and Men'. The boys break down Logic's latest gripes and discuss sampling music- what to do and definitely what NOT to do. Join the movement, Take the Antidote, subscribe now!! TakeTheAntidote.com

May 2019

54 min 7 sec

DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz discuss the crazy game 7's and the conference finals ahead in the Association. The boys pick their favorites and discuss some of the key players and matchups and predict who they like to make it to the finals. Who's game winner in the playoffs was better- Dame or Kawhi? Kawhi Leonard did something for the first time in the NBA that only happens in the YMCA hoop leagues...does that make him the GOAT of fun guys? Is this the Warriors last chance before they maybe lose a couple of key pieces? Will Kevin Durant being out make a difference for the Warriors chances of making it out of the WCF? Track of the Week- Jamila Woods 'GIOVANNI' TakeTheAntidote.com

May 2019

51 min 30 sec

DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz discuss the difference in the justice doled out in Minnesota for the police executions of Philando Castile and Justine Damond, and the racial implications behind both cases. Mohamed Noor, a Somalian refugee turned officer gets convicted of killing a white woman while Jeronimo Yanez, the Hispanic officer who killed the black Castile walks free. The boys also discuss the disparity in payout of the settlements made with both surviving families. Subscribe & TakeTheAntidote.com

May 2019

39 min 21 sec

DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz discuss the concert game and why companies like LiveNation/Ticketmaster and AEG/AXS got a stranglehold on the game. How do scalpers and bots keep the open market from buying tickets to see and support the artists that they love? Why are the fees so damn high? Is rewarding scalpers and giving them priority tickets legal? What can be done to change this? Why are the artists always the ones to get the short end of the stick in every facet of the music game? Track of the Week- Blu & Exile 'True & Livin' TakeTheAntidote.com

May 2019

45 min 20 sec

DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz discuss Bun B getting the strap on a foiled home invasion, Soulja Boy planning the biggest comeback of all time in 2020 and other music-related news. The boys also review their favorite albums from April, including releases by Anderson .Paak, ROMderful, Matt Martians, Schoolboy Q, Loyle Carner, Pivot Gang, Moose Dawa, & the Chemical Brothers. Track of the week by Rico Nasty & Kenny Beats- Hatin. Subscribe now at TakeTheAntidote.com , bitches!!

May 2019

52 min 8 sec

DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz break down the NFL draft and discuss some of the weekend's biggest deals. Which teams won? Which teams lost (*ahem, Giants & Raiders)? Also Patrick Mahomes gets on the cover of Madden and the curse immediately strikes the Kansas City Chiefs as disturbing audio is leaked with Tyreek Hill discussing abusing his child and threatening his child's mother. What choice do the Chiefs have? Why do these problems seem isolated to the NFL as compared to other sports leagues? Subscribe and follow us at TakeTheAntidote.com . Please leave us a review if you enjoy our programming!!

May 2019

1 hr 2 min

The boys talk about which up and coming producers they feel are breaking through to become future legends. Discussions about Kaytranada, Kenny Beats, Monte Booker, Khruangbin, The Internet, The Free Nationals, and much more. Track of the week from Flying Lotus, and Paulie shares a sneak peak of DJ Craftmatic's upcoming project. TakeTheAntidote.com and hit up http://www.twitter.com/DJ_Craftmatic and tell him to drop the tape!!

Apr 2019

46 min 28 sec

We just passed up the 25th anniversary of Nas' debut masterpiece- Illmatic. The boys discuss how this was a groundbreaking moment in hip hop history and the impact that it has 25 years later. They also list their favorite producers of all time including J. Dilla, Pete Rock, Dr. Dre, Pharrell, Kanye West, The Alchemist, DJ Premiere and many many more. Subscribe and listen, sit back while we take a trip down memory lane.

Apr 2019

51 min 28 sec

Which NBA player does Craftmatic want to box? Magic Johnson quits his part time job as Lakers president to focus on whatever he was paying more attention to anyway. What's next and who's next for the Lakers as they move on from Luke Walton, who joins the Sacramento Kings. Tiger Woods is back baby! We talk about what Tiger winning means, and discuss the epic struggles he had to overcome to win the Masters. Plus we discuss how he helped to break Vegas.

Apr 2019

1 hr

Anderson .Paak, Childish Gambino, Guava Island, Idris Elba Mr. Belvedere, Sunday Service, Tame Impala, saturation of festival market, fire breaks out, pop goes the festival bubble, Ariana Grande

Apr 2019

46 min 39 sec

The boys cancel clout chasers & discuss women that are killing it in hip hop right now. No, not Cardi but real lyricists that are some of the best up and comers in the game. They review some of the hot albums that have dropped lately including records from Shafiq Husayn, Flume, Sam Gellaitry, & much more. The Internet's Steve Lacy brings the track of the week.

Apr 2019

1 hr 5 min

Ultra Music Festival becomes Fyre Festival 2.0 as they leave downtown Miami for the Virginia Keys, and sell their soul to the Colonel. Donald Glover is set to debut his next project with Rihanna "Guava Island" this weekend at Coachella. The boys discuss what acts they look forward to watching on the livestream this weekend. Previews for Guava Island and Anderson Paak's newest album Ventura. Listen & subscribe today! Tell your friends to TakeTheAntidote.com

Apr 2019

45 min 47 sec

The boys discuss and predict possible playoff scenarios and matchups. Which teams do they like to square up in the finals? They also discuss this year's crazy March Madness and which team they see cutting down the nets & experiencing their one shining moment in the Final Four.

Apr 2019

54 min 17 sec

When are the killings going to stop? Nipsey Hussle's life is tragically cut short and The Antidote pays tribute to the man, the legend, and discuss Nipsey's legacy in not just hip hop, but in the community of South Central Los Angeles. Willie Bo gets executed by police in a Taco Bell parking lot after passing out in the drive through. How can we unite behind these senseless slayings and move forward to destroy a system that makes us numb to violence?

Apr 2019

1 hr 8 min

DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz break down the upcoming MLB season and discuss some hot off-season moves. Which teams are gonna do it? Who do the boys like as sleepers? Tune in and subscribe now!

Mar 2019

43 min 2 sec

DJ Craftmatic and Paulie Dubz break down the good, the bad, and the ugly side of the Disney/FOX merger. They discuss where Disney stands with the big dogs of Comcast, Viacom, AT&T and what's left of Fox. Vivendi is looking to sell off 50% of Universal Music Group and Google, Apple, Liberty Media, TenCent and others are all supposedly interested- what does this mean for the music industry?

Mar 2019

56 min 11 sec

DJ Craftmatic & Paulie Dubz break down the Odell Beckham Jr. trade and how the New York Giants have become the Cleveland Browns. The boys predict who will do better next year- OBJ or Antonio Brown on the Raiders. The shocking accusations in Finding Neverland have brought out the Cancel Culture onto Michael Jackson's legacy in full force, but why is this energy being focused on a dead celebrity? Especially when real life predators like Jeffrey Epstein walk free in their mansions! If you're enjoying the content, please subscribe today!!

Mar 2019

58 min 25 sec