After a three-week hiatus due to the Hellfyre Club tour and various chicanery and illegal schemes, Shots Fired returns with an episode loosely devoted to Jimmy the Burnout. Daddy Kev, co-founder of Low End Theory and founder of Alpha Pup, came through and added context on Nocando’s career. I chimed in with questions about his battle […]
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 […]
Chris Daly kicks it like Liu Kang.  Nocando is a man of many talents. A free style street fighter capable of spitting Chun Li kick-like licks. The host of the Low End Theory, which if you don’t know about by now, you just don’t know, you know? Launcher of labels named after X-Men nemeses. Wearer […]
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 […]
We can all be adults here. We can cross-promote three or four different pieces of media and you will consume them like the unslakable content-craving readers that you are, then we can all go off and huddle together and talk about what we’ve learned. We can talk about the lizard people and the CIA spreading […]
I host a podcast with the rapper of this song. Said podcast returns tomorrow. In the interim, after more delays than an Italian train line, Nocando’s Jimmy the Burnout drops on Feb. 4th. “Little Green Monsters” is a song about jealousy, with a title inspired by a Max B lyric. Liphemra handles the hook with […]
Max Bell favors Michael Concepcion for the TDE Connect. Hellfyre Club is one of the strongest and most necessary branches of the hip hop tree. The natural and logical outgrowth of Project Blowed, much of their roster has weathered the calms and storms of the ever fluctuating indie rap landscape for years, refusing to break […]
Nocando and Kail combine for the spookiest rap Halloween moment since Tales From the Hood. Stay spooky. Full moon out. Wolves howling. Apples with razor blades. Don’t leave your Halloween bucket around me.
Three generations of art-rap coming together to get colder than a whore’s heart in a downtown Moscow brothel. If you’ve been following LA rap for the last decade, you don’t need me to play connect the dots. The Blowed influence filters in through the abstraction and questioning of false claims. Even if you exclusively want […]
For the latest installment of Shots Fired, we had on Ty$, the soulful singer of rap music and ratchet Spanish Fly, who was especially calm, cool, and relaxed despite having a hit single called “Paranoid.” Credit it to the blunt tucked behind his ear or the fact that his song is on radio multiple times […]