N.O.R.E.’s Drink Champs Podcast Coming to Revolt TV Network
A special premiere episode of Drink Champs featuring Puffy will air on Thanksgiving night (Nov. 24) at 11:15 p.m. EST. That will be followed by a six-episode marathon on Christmas (Dec. 25). Exclusive new episodes will start airing on Jan. 4.
“N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN have created a franchise brand with Drink Champs and we are honored to welcome them,” Revolt chairman Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs said.
The move to television continues a meteoric rise for the Drink Champs podcast, which premiered in January 2015. XXL spoke to N.O.R.E. about how the podcast made such a quick impact. N.O.R.E. gives a lot of credit to the candidness of his guests.
"If people really listen to Drink Champs, the shit has nothing to do with hip-hop," N.O.R.E. said. "It’s about the person that’s in hip-hop. It’s about Snoop Dogg meeting Nas for the first time. Everything is hip-hop, but it’s the least amount of what’s important, it’s the people. I’m like the Feds, I ask you a question and I already know the answer to it. Sometimes it’s purely me being a fan. I listen to myself during the 50 Cent interview and I literally hear myself sounding like a little kid. I was just so open I couldn’t believe he came."
Read XXL's entire interview with N.O.R.E. for a full breakdown on the success of Drink Champs. The veteran rapper chronicles the podcast's origins and reflects on the interviews that helped it soar up the iTunes charts.
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