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 […]
As Q-Tip and the Buddha repeatedly instructed the youth, things move in cycles. The jerk movement only pindropped so far and like all dance crazes, it evaporated as soon as kids returned to school in the fall. Yet it ended up including many talented teenagers in its sweep: Y.G. and Mustard in particular. TeeFlii was […]
Despite the world’s most boring introduction thanks to me not having coffee prior to the show (as Remedy said: Never Again), there is a new Shots Fired. Our quests were House Shoes and Quelle Chris, who are pretty much the best podcast guests in the domain of podcastdom. Naturally, the show quickly got bizarre. Pro […]
For the latest Shots Fired, Mibbs of Pac Div visited the Cosmic Zoo to talk about his new solo music, how the Antelope Valley shaped Pac Div, dealing with the major label shuffle, and coming up in the LA rap scene circa 08-09. If you’re interested in the last half-decade of LA hip-hop, the pros […]
As promised last week, there is a new Shots Fired with San Francisco turntablist legend, DJ Qbert. He steps into the Cosmic Zoo with aplomb to discuss aliens, the Illuminati, trips to the porn store with a young Kool Keith, and the evolution of his career. There are also stories about his early years working […]
Dam-Funk, one half of 7 Days of Funk, the man who single-handedly revived an entire genre with only plutonium drums, a cat and a keytar, is our guest for the latest Shots Fired. Topics covered include: the story of how he and Snoop came together, social media, independent music, and the idea of stardom. Also, […]
The latest episode of Shots Fired features the honorable Isaiah Rashad, whose young career has already found him eclipsing Isaiah Thomas of the Sacramento Kings and Isaiah Thomas, the Detroit PG-turned-Executive Fiasco. That’s not a bad track record. As you probably know, he is the newest member of Top Dawg Entertainment and has gone four […]
No introduction necessary. The cat-loving gentleman who makes beats harder than carpet bombs came on the latest episode of Shots Fired. We talked about pop star cyborgs, running an indie-rap label, the greatness of Bell Biv Devoe, his Run the Jewels partnership with Killer Mike, the early years of Company Flow, and much more. Rap […]
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 […]
Photo taken from the cover of my debut album: Pizza, Blunts & Podcasting. All production by Diamond D and the A-Teens. In the meantime, there is the latest episode of Shots Fired, where Zilla Rocca, Curly Castro, Prem Rock, and DJ Halo of Fake Four wander into the Cosmic Zoo to discuss Philadelphia hip-hop, noir-rap, […]