GenPop
GenPop
St. Laz (Host) Mark Waldo Ward (Co-Host)
St. Laz is a veteran NYC rapper who has been on MTV, BET, & had several songs in rotation on Hot 97. He's collaborated with almost every prominent artist over generations, from Styles P to recent hit songs with Gunna & Roddy Rich. Before all that, however, Laz served a six-year prison sentence, followed by a few parole violations. His journey took him from Rikers Island to correctional institutions throughout the New York State Department of Corrections. He served time at some of the worse facilities, including Comstock, Ft. Greene, Franklin, & more. In this show Laz will bring you the unfiltered truth of what really goes on inside of "correctional facilities" and he holds nothing back. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes disturbing, and always memorable, Laz will tell you just how barbaric, unnecessary, and damaging mass incarceration is, from the inmates, their families, all the way to the overpoliced communities the cycles begin in. Watch Laz tell the stories here. Listen to Laz's Hip-Hop podcast The Super Facts Show here. Follow St. Laz on Instagram here. Listen to St. Laz music here.
I Hate Crack (Brooklyn Legacy)
Being released from prison presents ex-convicts with problems that are truly incomprehensible for those who haven't experienced them. Daily. Couple that with one of the most (by design) addictive drugs in history and you have this particularly gut-wrenching tale. Watch the episode here Subscribe to St. Laz on YouTube
May 11, 2021
31 min
Cybertron: The Decepticon Headquarters (Brooklyn Legacy)
In this episode of Brooklyn Legacy, Laz recounts his memories of the infamous Decepticons, and their "Cybertron" headquarters. This is a boots-on-the-ground tale, not the misinformation you'll get from the corporate media.Watch Part 1 HERE & Part 2 HEREListen to Laz's Hip-Hop podcast The Super Facts Show here.Follow St. Laz on Instagram here.Listen to St. Laz music here.From Wikipedia: "The Decepticons were a street gang or street organization that thrived from the late 80s through the early 90s. Their members were teenagers and young adults ranging from the age of 15 to their early 20s. The gang was most prominent in Brooklyn, but at their peak, the group consisted of multiple branches, or legions, all across New York City. In an interview with former Decepticon "General Steele", it is mentioned that there were legions of Decepticons in Clinton Hills, Flatbush, East Flatbush, and Bed Stuy Brooklyn, Harlem, Manhattan, and parts of Queens. Steele references in his interview how the Decepticons were all over the place in patches due to the group's upbringing. The legions would initially begin as a formation of a bond of bullied kids who needed strength in numbers. The original group of Decepticons started in Brooklyn, New York with three boys from two different schools. Two of the boys, who went by the names of Cyclonis and Rumble, went to Bushwick High School, and the other, called Megatron, went to Brooklyn Technical High School. They formed their bond in order to make sure no one would harm them. As those founding fathers found more people with common mindsets in the two schools they went to, their numbers grew, and soon after their small group morphed into a feared gang."
May 1, 2021
48 min
A GenPop Conversation
This one isn't particularly centered around anything specific, it's really just a conversation between Laz & Mark. We definitely touch on some of the GenPop stuff, including PopaJock. Laz discusses his aspirations, the music he's sitting on, and what kind of film he'd like to make. Health is broached, particularly with the unfortunate recent spate of rap legends who've passed away, and a lot more. Watch the episode here Watch Laz tell the stories here. Listen to Laz's Hip-Hop podcast The Super Facts Show here. Follow St. Laz on Instagram here. Listen to St. Laz music here.
Apr 28, 2021
53 min
NY State Prison Greene: PopaJock Vs. The Muslims
PopaJock was Laz's longtime comrade, on the streets and upstate. Truly a memorable individual, Laz could tell stories about him for hours. In this one, he recounts a beef that PopaJock had with some Muslim inmates at Greene in 96-97. Watch the episode here Watch Laz tell the stories here. Listen to Laz's Hip-Hop podcast The Super Facts Show here. Follow St. Laz on Instagram here. Listen to St. Laz music here.
Apr 28, 2021
21 min
Laz The Human (GenPop Recap)
In this combined GenPop/Super Facts Show episode we focus on Laz as a person. Too often ex-convicts are only viewed through the prism of their incarceration, and we wanted to show Laz's human side. We go over his childhood, his love of comic books, wrestling, and cartoons. We discuss his sense of humor, confidence, and divisiveness before talking a little bit about the recent GenPop episodes. Watch the episode here Watch Laz tell the stories here. Listen to Laz's Hip-Hop podcast The Super Facts Show here. Follow St. Laz on Instagram here. Listen to St. Laz music here.
Apr 26, 2021
53 min
Rikers Island Legends: Wise Gets Revenge
While being housed in Rikers Island's notorious C-74 cellblock, Wise had the chance to revisit an earlier dispute; which he took full advantage of. He was doing time when you could still wear street clothes, he also lists what was popular at the time, and what lengths inmates would go to acquire them. Warning: This episode is particularly graphic. Watch Laz tell the stories here. Listen to Laz's Hip-Hop podcast The Super Facts Show here. Follow St. Laz on Instagram here. Listen to St. Laz music here.
Apr 23, 2021
15 min
NY State Prison Franklin: The Most Embarrassing Thing That Ever Happened
On this one, the title says it all. Press play on yet another unforgettable story from Franklin. Watch the episode here. St. Laz is a veteran NYC rapper who has been on MTV, BET, & had several songs in rotation on Hot 97. He's collaborated with almost every prominent artist over generations, from Styles P to recent hit songs with Gunna & Roddy Rich. Before all that, however, Laz served a six-year prison sentence, followed by a few parole violations. His journey took him from Rikers Island to correctional institutions throughout the New York State Department of Corrections. He served time at some of the worse facilities, including Comstock, Ft. Greene, Franklin, & more. In this show Laz will bring you the unfiltered truth of what really goes on inside of "correctional facilities" and he holds nothing back. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes disturbing, and always memorable, Laz will tell you just how barbaric, unnecessary, and damaging mass incarceration is, from the inmates, their families, all the way to the overpoliced communities the cycles begin in. Watch Laz tell the stories here. Listen to Laz's Hip-Hop podcast The Super Facts Show here. Follow St. Laz on Instagram here. Listen to St. Laz music here.
Apr 18, 2021
12 min
On The Run For Murder At 17 (Brooklyn Legacy)
Sequan again joins Laz to discuss the seminal events of his young life. After getting cut in a fight at the age of 16, Sequan was on a mission to find the perpetrator. A few months later Sequan found and confronted him while he was with a couple of his friends, one of whom had a gun. A gunfight ensues, and Sequan is forced to flee for his freedom. Listen to the episode and you'll hear the whole story, which you'll never forget. Watch the episode here. Watch Laz tell the stories here. Listen to Laz's Hip-Hop podcast The Super Facts Show here. Follow St. Laz on Instagram here. Listen to St. Laz music here.
Apr 18, 2021
28 min
Gen Pop Recap (The Music Episode)
Over the course of St. Laz's GenPop web series music and issues that touch on music have been a recurring theme. On this special Recap, we go over some of the more notable stories. Highlights include Laz getting jumped by M.O.P., The Real 50 Cent getting stabbed, Lil Durk's father Big Durk, listening to now-classic, but at the time newly released Tupac & Mobb Deep albums while incarcerated, and a lot more. Watch the episode here. Watch Laz tell all the stories here. Listen to Laz's Hip-Hop podcast The Super Facts Show here. Follow St. Laz on Instagram here. Listen to St. Laz music here. Laztherapper@gmail.com Cashapp Donations: $genpopfam Paypal: Zmanbville@gmail.com
Apr 16, 2021
33 min
NY State Prison Franklin: Booty Banditry Gone Bad
In one of the funniest episodes yet, Laz delivers a truly unforgettable tale of attempted prison rape and the hi;larious aftermath. Watch Laz tell the stories here. Listen to Laz's Hip-Hop podcast The Super Facts Show here. Follow St. Laz on Instagram here. Listen to St. Laz music here.
Apr 15, 2021
12 min
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