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August 02, 2018

Young Thug Sends Us a Snake, Lyor Shuts Down Rich the Kid & Talks Biz | Everyday Struggle

On the Thursday August 2 episode of #EverydayStruggle, DJ Akademiks, Wayno and Nadeska welcome a new guest to the set: His name is 'Ewww' the snake, and he was a gift from Young Thug in promotion of his upcoming project 'Slime Language.' The crew also discusses Lyor Cohen's lengthy Breakfast Club Interview where he responds to Rich the Kid's rant against 300 Entertainment, gives insight on the future of labels and streaming services like YouTube Music, and dicusses how the opioid epidemic is affecting the industry and why he'll still sign artists who promote drug use in their music. Plus we answer some fan questions in 'Struggle Exchange' -- including one of our wildest questions to date: Is Lil Uzi Vert's 'XO Tour Life' the modern day version of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller?' 

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Everyday Struggle
Everyday Struggle is a daily hip-hop debate show where internet sensation DJ Akademiks and hip-hop veteran Wayno square off on the biggest topics in music and pop culture, moderated by journalist Nadeska Alexis. The hosts bring their fans an in-depth look into the biggest stories in the hip-hop community with commentary, exclusive content, and a behind-the-scenes look at one of the biggest shows in rap. Popular segments throughout the show include The Review, AK by the Numbers, Heat Check, Struggle Mail and more. Conversations and opinions are of the hosts and are not representative of Complex or their guests. Notable celebrities on the show have included 21 Savage, Vince Staples, 2 Chainz, Jeezy, SZA, Erykah Badu, Tory Lanez, and spawned viral moments with rappers like Lil Yachty, Soulja Boy and the Migos. The show launched in April 2017 and airs Monday through Thursday on Complex.