Disrespectful Radio – Episode 11 w/ John Monopoly

Andrew Barber

Disrespectful Radio is the brainchild of myself, David Drake and Ernest Wilkins. It’s a weekly podcast we record live at the Fearless Radio studios each and every Tuesday night from 8-9pm (CST). We’ll be talking hip-hop — old and new, Chicago and nationwide  – so tune in live, or catch the replay the next day. No one’s safe, and it’s oh so disrespectful.

Last night, Chicago music industry legend John Monopoly joined us to talk about his 20 year career in the music biz. From bringing the first (unofficial) Throne concert to Chicago in ’97 (Yes, Jay and Ye in 1997 — who knew?), to helping launch Kanye’s career, to working for Jive and Violator, to Kanye’s old group the Go-Getters to King Louie and Chicago’s new wave, Monop has seen it all. Mr. Monopoly rarely gives interviews and last night he opened up for an hour.

This episode is my favorite of all the Disrespectful Radio’s thus far, and I think we all learned a lot by listening to someone who’s actually been there and done that. Learn yourself something and tune in below.

Disrespectful Radio – Episode 11 w/ John Monopoly [Listen]


  • Show Comments (1)

  • rellspitz

    John is right as rain about the commercial stations (WGCI and Power 92) never supporting local artists. That’s why it’s funny to me that suddenly they want to be home to Chicago Hip Hop now that it’s the hollywood thing to be. If You’re an artist who has been doing this for years and been getting shut out you can’t help but throw a middle finger up and say “FUCK YOU” to these stations.

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