For the first time, all Low End Theory residents did an interview in the same room. It happens to be on the new episode of Shots Fired. Such things are made easier when your co-host is one of the five residents. If you’ve ever wondered the backstory behind one of the most influential music weeklies […]
In advance of the Low End Theory festival this weekend, we wrangled all five residents for the next episode of Shots Fired. It drops in the very near future, but in the meantime, here’s a clip of Daddy Kev, DJ Nobody, D-Styles, The Gaslamp Killer, and Nocando discussing the first Odd Future Show, held at […]
Will Schube has a two-track mind. James McCall wears many hats. He’s one of the best freestyle rappers on the planet. He’s a label head for Hellfyre Club,  quite possibly the most exciting label in otherground rap music. He’s the resident MC at the highly influential, Low End Theory Club in LA. He has a […]
For the last two episodes, the bass system bombers whose names are printed over the flames above, have opted to eradicate the guest format and stick to the residents. The idea (I imagine) is that it’s a closer approximation of the Low End Theory aesthetic, which evolves every month around a new iteration of what’s […]
Max Bell also endorses the Howie Mandel and Fred Savage vehicle, Little Monsters. Nocando has been riding the wave for a minute. Low End Theory remains popping and popular as ever (ask  your local fire marshal). Hellfyre Club dropped one of last year’s best rappity-rap releases  (Dorner vs. Tookie) and will soon be headed to […]
Almost a year had elapsed since the last Low End Theory podcast. To be honest, I thought they might be quietly done. The night still cracks every Wednesday, but the podcasts seemed to be the best way to articulate the indefinable. There are only so many adjectives for “awesome” and at a certain point, saying […]
Max Bell was a Blowedian in a past life. If Busdriver is the adenoidal vocal gymnast and Open Mike Eagle is the smooth and laid back “dark-skinned art baron,” then Nocando is the man in the middle (and the man at the helm of Hellfyre Club), with Busdriver’s seemingly inexhaustible energy and Mike’s ability to […]
Max Bell spent time among the wise, went through a garment renaissance. If you listen to ’90s hip-hop, you’ll know there’s no shortage of references to Nautica, the nautical-inspired clothing brand turned street-wear du jour for hustlers, thugs, and (I’m guessing) all Wu members pre-Wu-Wear. Biggie claimed he would put “mad slugs through your Nautica.’ […]
I co-host a podcast with this fellow (oh judontknow), so I am absolving myself of all critical objectivity. This is the new single, “Up in the Air” from Nocando’s forthcoming Jimmy the Burnout.  I don’t watch George Clooney movies so I have no clue about its veracity. I dig the song though. In other Low […]
Back from a five month hiatus comes the Low End Theory podcast. DJ Nobody drops the trappingest mix in the history of trapezia. Trapezia is a land populated by powder-colored Brits who worship at the feet of Waka Flocka. Reverse colonialism, y’all.  On the low, Nobody was first on that wave, even if I think […]