Rap Radar Podcast: Complex Media

Written By: @BdotTM April 21, 2016 @ 8:52 AM EST
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Making Culture Pop

When it comes to multimedia, Complex has the game on smash. And recently, the house that Marc Ecko built has been acquired by Verizon and Hearst publishing as part of a multimillion dollar deal. At the forefront of everything are editors, Noah Callahan-Bever and Joe La Puma. Days after their acquisition, the tandem speak on their new partners, media evolution, journalism, backlash and more. Subscribe on iTunes here.

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  • welp.. the vulture life shall it be

    • el jim chapo guzman

      You’re right my dude culture vultures

      • And its not because they are white… or “Non-black” because the latino community had a huge hand in hip-hop culure and some whites.. we grew up with Marc Ecko.. very hip-hop.. but the new team has taken Complex into a Bossip-like direction.. the brand isnt as respected as it once was from the urban community.. but hey they probably wanted a broader reach and they got that

        • el jim chapo guzman

          The main reason why niggas subscribed to complex is because of the comment section.

      • THE WORLD FAMOUS DOPEMAN!!

        IN A LOT OF WAYS YOU’RE A FUCKIN’ CULTURE VULTURE!!

        FUCK YOUR OPINION!!

        • THE REAL mac DIESEL

          MY SEED!!!!

          DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

          • THE WORLD FAMOUS DOPEMAN!!

            GET OFF MY COMMENTS MOFO!!

            FUCK YOUR OPINION!!

          • THE REAL mac DIESEL

            MY SON!!!! GET OFF MY STYLE!!!!

            DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

        • el jim chapo guzman

          in a lot of ways you’re a biter

  • Shout out to Dead End Hip Hop youtube channel.

  • THE REAL mac DIESEL

    @ B.Dot

    WHO THE FUCK ARE THESE SQUARES??? LMAO!!!! WHO’S NEXT, DJ KAY SLAY??? BUHHAHAHAHA!!!! THANKS FOR THE LAUGHS!!!! FUCKIN’ CLOWNS!!!! YOUR PODCAST IS STRAIGHT DOO-DOO!!!!

    #BENSON #YELLOWSCUM #PERPLEXED

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

      Do i come to your job and swipe the bag of oranges outta your hands?

      • THE REAL mac DIESEL

        SEE, THAT’S WHERE YOU’RE WRONG, FUCK FACE!!!! I HAVE A CAREER, NOT A JOB!!!! KNOW THE DIFFERENCE!!!! YOU FUCKIN’ JOBBER!!!! LMAO!!!! STRAIGHT DOO-DOO!!!!

        #BENSON

        DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

        • F*ck Drake

          You know no mercy lmao

          • THE REAL mac DIESEL

            …………………HA!!!! NONE!!!! FUCK THAT NIGGA!!!!

            DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

        • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

          you maaaaad

          • THE REAL mac DIESEL

            MAD HOW WACK YOU ARE!!!! YOPU SWEAR YOU’RE SO COOL!!!! WITH YOUR GOOFY FUCKIN’ GRIN!!!! LMAO!!!! FUCKIN’ CORNBALL!!!!

            #BENSON

            DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

        • Room 222

          I guess you can call caring for Curtis Jackson’s ASHY KNEES a career.

          No Filthy Scent Allowed.

          • THE REAL mac DIESEL

            I GUESS YOU CAN CALL EATIN’ ALL OF OFFICER RICKY’S LEFTOVER LEMON PEPPER WINGS IN ROOM 222 A CAREER!!!!

            NO COPS ALLOWED.

            DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

          • Room 222

            No Filthy Scent Allowed.

            The Real Wac Diesel = Pussy Deprived.

      • el jim chapo guzman

        God damn B Dot You just Roasted him.

        • THE REAL mac DIESEL

          GO ROAST SOME GOAT!!!! THEN GO MOW SOME GRASS!!!! FUCKIN’ ‘SPIC!!!!

          DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

          • el jim chapo guzman

            Go eat a dick fagg

  • Room 222

    Keep up the good job, Rap Radar.

    Fuck what the loser below me has to say.

    No Filthy Scent Allowed.

    • Gravette

      Please stop writing filthy scent on every post. That shit is the corniest thing i ever read. No ones even talking about curtis! Also, that nigga probably smells 222 times better than your obese hero officer ricky with his perpetual body odor and lemon pepper stuck in his beard, now thats a filthy scent.

      • Room 222

        Your idol Curtis Jackson got ASHY KNEES b/c he’s always getting on all fours and having his booty hole tampered with. Now, THAT leaves a Filthy Scent.

        • Gravette

          William Roberts used to tamper with booty holes for a living! All day everyday for 18 months of his life. I’m sure those were some scents that he will never forget. Legendary Sucka Shit.!

  • ilexx

    So disappointed when I saw complex media on the podcast. The only ppl in Hip Hop media you could’ve gotten worse than these guys is the guys currently at HipHopDX.

    • el jim chapo guzman

      Well said

    • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

      like it or not, they’re a force. plus, verizon buying them out is a huge. possible game changer in media

      • ilexx

        Verizon buying them out is huge? For who? Marc Ecko?

        Are we thinking Verizon buying them out is gonna be good for the culture?

        Just another corporation trying to buy their way into being a “force” within another culture.

        I know you likely think this is huge because that’s what you guys probably wish you could do. If CBS offered up major bread for RR, you guys would likely sell right out immediately.

        As I said before style-wise Complex is cool as shit. Observe the ppl that work at Complex, doesn’t that Ernest Baker guy work for them? That dude is what is wrong with Hip Hop media, works for a “force” in the industry and believes his opinion matters but 85% of everything that he says or rights is either wrong or off in someway.

        Ok wow this was a bit long, you know who doesn’t like Complex lol. I just think we have better shit we could be championing instead of the culture vultures that Complex are.

      • Megamind

        It is…but this Joe cat acts like he invented urban culture…I can’t fk with this dude! Noah is cool, know him personally and he tried to do right by the culture. The other cat though…slap this nigga with a waffle iron! LOLOL!

        Megamind

        • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

          Nah man, Joe the homie! he a cool guy

          • Megamind

            IDK B lol! I work in the game, never had to deal with him directly…but he just rubs me wrong…but at the end of the day, I don’t have to work with him…so it is what it is! He’s def a vulture though…just my opinion.

            I feel like DMX with Drake “I just hate the nigga face, haircut, etc!!!” LOLOL!

            Megamind

      • quetzalstar

        a bs force. y’all dont really suck d but you kinda like a btch that follows the money around. theres little respect left for you guzzlers

  • BAG DADDY aka Analytics AgentX

    revealed how much of pathetic hobit assholes these mutts really are ,,,never have pushed boundaries or impacted culture,, complex just a i step over rr,1urself,,,opinions are irrelevent #facts matter

  • tmoneysig

    Are you and Jinx related? @@brianbdotmiller:disqusMiller

  • Sina Mailer Daemon Djavadkhani

    wow! i watch complex news everyday, excited for this!!

  • Room 222

    Listening to this podcast with Mama Mac Diesel in Room 222.

    Do not disturb.

    No Filthy Scent Allowed in Room 222.

  • ROOM 666

    i hate going to a wide variety of my long time checked for hiphop sites and finding and having to close a complex banner on the bottom my screen each time

  • Y’all have great podcast episodes but when are y’all gonna have King Los ?!?!

  • quetzalstar

    complex media is trash. i actually hate them. i was down with ecko and they came along way but their staff completely sucks now

  • DJ KHALED

    you know

  • Sina Mailer Daemon Djavadkhani

    I didnt realize the guy on the right was an owner!