In this interview Oddisee talks about maturing, people learning to live with less and how watching the Simpsons for all these years affected his rhymes and more. You know I love it!
Description: “Out Da Box TV is proud to bring you a very special episode featuring Washington D.C.’s acclaimed Producer/Emcee “ODDISEE”. We got a chance to sit with Oddisee recently at his NY home, and he shared some truly interesting information about his outlook on life and music career. In this episode, which is the 1st of a 2 part series, Oddisee speaks on a number of topics including how he got his start in music, being a leader in the D.C./DMV music scene, what he strives to achieve with each rhyme, and what matters to him most in his life.”
I came across this Love Story just in time for Valentine’s Day! It’s always great to hear anybody who loves what they do speak about their craft. Ms. Badu describes herself as a healer and we’re all about that here so I thought I’d share.
Homeboy Sandman is one of the most dynamic and inventive Emcees doing it (Side note:congrats to Homeboy on his signing to Stone Throws!). With a limber, melodic flow that shape shifts his gift of gab into delightful forms that make for flavorful songs, this cat is in top 5 Emcee territory. Word. Continue reading →
If you know me, or read this site, you know I love NYC Hip Hop radio. In that arena Stretch and Bob are legends.
Description: Pioneering college hip hop radio jocks Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito sit down on the couch for an interview with rap scholar Chairman Jefferson Mao, touching down on the beauty of unprofessional radio and the joy of igniting careers for countless artists like Jay Z, Nas, and Mobb Deep. The interview took place during the Red Bull Music Academy’s ‘New York City To the SF Bay’ lecture series in San Francisco. Oh yeah, and the whole thing is also pretty damn funny.
Here’s something nice and uplifting for you this Monday and just in time for Black History Month: the official video for Esperanza Spalding’s single, “Black Gold,” featuring Algebra Blessett. Her upcoming album, which you can pre-order, Radio Music Society hits stores March 20, 2012.
“Life is not all ha ha hee hee.” Heems raps in the chorus of Juveniles Detained at Guantanamo Bay. This quip kind of sums up the Das Racists aesthetic. The stream-of-conscious satire, pop culture collage, racial politics, hipsterism, clowning, rebellious, shit talking, stoner wise, social critic, party guy, aware brown person, absurdist, blue collar, couch king, ironic, totally serious steez. In short Heems is a Trickster. Continue reading →