What happens when you take 2 highly unprofessional “professionals” from the music industry, give them alcohol and switch on a microphone? A pretty damn good podcast! Hosted by Chris and Jak The Pessimists guarantees some funny, uncensored and candid conversations between themselves, as well as bringing in guests from the music industry to add some fuel to the fire.
By day Chris is a Graphic Designer working for a major label within the music industry, specialising in Digital Campaigns and Art Direction, and is also the co-host of the Pessimists. By night he can be found lurking in Hip-Hop forums, talking about how he believes The Neptunes are the greatest producers of all time, and his theory on Young Thug stealing Lil Wayne’s identity.
Jak currently works for a major label in the Music industry, has written for leading UK urban websites with publications reaching readers of 100,000, runs his own media site and is a co-host of The Pessimists. He is a self-proclaimed Grime expert, snob and advocate as well as a lifelong student of hip-hop.
In this episode the pessimists discuss Nicki Minaj vs Remy Martin, whether rap beef has become corny, if Chance the Rapper is a “newcomer”, debate if Beyonce is this generations Michael Jackson and also believe they have A+R’d the best collaboration album ever. Did The Pessimists also manage to get the godfather of rap, Giggs, in the studio?! Have a listen.
In this episode the self-proclaimed unprofessional professional’s AKA the Pessimist’s discuss Stormzy’s upcoming album, whether Skepta or Stormzy had a better 2016, discuss the Migos album release and whether Chris Brown is falling off. Chris and Jak also discuss the theme of celebrities turning into Gang member’s after the fame. Have a listen!
In the first episode of 2017, the Pessimists relive the greatest moments in hip-hop of 2016 and collate a list of the top 10 hip-hop artists of 2016.
The Pessimists discuss two major releases from J Cole and Childish Gambino as well as UK rapper TEdness and discuss his come up.
In this episode, the Pessimists are joined by OG Mac and they discuss a number of topics from A Tribe Called Quest’s new album to the rise and fall of Joey Bada$$. Listen to the guys debate new school grime (or the lack of), old school hiphop and they also get to here an OG’s top 5 greatest rappers of all-time list
In the latest episode Chris and Jak discuss who would win in a cypher between Kendrick, Big Sean and Drake, discuss the Black Eyed Peas being signed to ruthless records in the 90’s, talk about Kid Cudi and rate the new kids such as Lil Yachty and Lil Uzi Vert.
In this episode the guys discuss Backpacker rappers, why Young Thug is one of the scariest rappers in hiphop today and debate how they feel on streaming
This is the episode where it all ended up being about Drake. The Pessimists also discussed whether Future has gone cold, reviewed albums by Dave East and Solange and also questioned if Kendrick Lamar sold out by doing a feature with Taylor swift. But in actuality it is all about Drake. Apologies in advance!
n this episode, The Pessimists discuss current issues in hip-hop such as the Meek Mill and the Game beef, Andre 3000’s latest feature verse and how monogamy in hip-hop has become popular.