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 […]
After several years spent becoming a household name in Hong Kong, Jin’s back on U.S. soil and came through Shots Fired. The first Asian-American rapper to ever release a major label solo record waxes philosophical about growing up in Florida, the fleeting nature of fame, his legendary wins on BET’s Freestyle Friday’s, working with Kanye […]
The new Shots Fired is here to appease your workday melancholy and fill the void of bad Macklemore jokes. Some things you can set your watch by. This week’s guest is Clyde Carson, who you may be familiar with from his hyphy days with The Team or 2012’s “Slow Down.” We talked about everything from […]
As mentioned yesterday, our 70th episode of Shots Fired features LA hip-hop radio legends, The Baka Boyz. Lots of history about the early days of Power 106, their roots as teenaged club DJs in Bakersfield, and producing for Volume 10, Lighter Shade of Brown, Yo-Yo and The Whooliganz. Stream the episode below the jump and […]
The next episode of Shots Fired drops tomorrow morning and features The Baka Boyz. If you haven’t read The Big Payback, the short version is that Nick and Eric Vidal were two brothers from Bakersfield who moved to LA and quickly became the face and playlist selectors for Power 106 in the early 90s. They’re […]
The New York rap trio Ratking (Wiki, Hak, & Sporting Life) ran up through the Cosmic Zoo shortly after their Coachella performance. We discussed their excellent new XL album, “So It Goes,” taking inspiration from grime, Big Pun, and Dipset, the Eminem comparisons, Kurt Vonnegut, and how New York factors into their aesthetic. In addition, […]
In which Meg Myers and producer/podcaster Dr. Rosen Rosen (“Totally Laime”) enter the Cosmic Zoo to discuss everything from life in Tennessee to signing to Atlantic Records, to furries and shamans. Other topics tackled include the impact of “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” and random Halloween costumes. In addition, we discuss Nocando’s short career as […]
Whether you did or did not even know it, Shots Fired has a YouTube channel in which we post videos of each episode. Maybe you will humor me and subscribe and have the chance to win a free Atari lynx. In our latest scheme, DC Pierson puts everyone’s resume and facial hair to shame by talking to […]
We’ve taped 67 episodes of Shots Fired now and this one is among my all-time favorites. Nocando and I were joined by Open Mike Eagle and author/comic D.C. Pierson, who are two of the funniest people that I know. So naturally, it lapsed into a very serious conversation about what it’s like to be a […]
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 […]