hip hop

Episode #221: J-Zone – Drummer, Author, Producer, and Former Rapper, New 7″ Single from The Du-Rites Available Now

My guest this episode is drummer, producer, author, and former rapper, J-Zone. We talk about his new 7” single from his project The Du-Rites with Tom Tom Club guitarist Pablo Martin along with his transition from being a rapper to solely being a drummer/producer. A lot of the frustrations and lack of passion that J-Zone talks about with being a rapper is very interesting and something that I think a lot of people feel in their own creative spaces. Being someone that has been a jack-of-all-trades type person also in the past, his perspective on that and focusing more on specific trades really hit home with me, so this interview is a great listen for anyone in any artistic space.


Episode #219: Rest In Peace Japanese Wrestler Hana Kimura, Plus Special Guest Dart Adams – Hip-Hop, Film, Culture Writer & Podcaster, and Dart Adams List of Essential Old School Boston Records

The guest for this episode is hip-hop, culture, and film writer and podcaster and proud Bostonian, Dart Adams. Having written for publications like HipHopWired, KillerBoomBox, NPR, Mass Appeal, Complex, and Okayplayer, among others, a collection of his writing was recently featured in the book Best Damn Hip Hop Writing: The Book of Dart via Superchamp Books. And before my interview with Dart Adams, I get into the topic of death with my thoughts about recent harassment and killing of black people in America along with the passing of Japanese wrestler Hana Kimura.


Breakin’ Recordz #8: The Soul Rebels – New Orleans Brass Ensemble, Go-To Backing Band for A-List Music Artists such as Katy Perry, Nas, Marilyn Manson, DMX, and More, New Album Poetry in Motion Available Now

The guests for this episode are three members of the brass ensemble from New Orleans, The Soul Rebels, Julian Gosin (trumpet), Lumar LeBlanc (snare drum), and Marcus Hubbard (trumpet). The Soul Rebels blend elements of contemporary hip-hop, trap, soul, bounce, and pop production mixed with world music and jazz, and recently released their newest album Poetry in Motion.


Twiztmas – The Crofoot, Pontiac, MI – December 6, 2019 (Gallery)

The sixth annual Twiztmas hosted the serial killer duo Twiztid on December 6th at The Crofoot in Pontiac, Michigan was as fun as ever! With awesome performances from members of the Majik Ninja Entertainment roster including Twiztid, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Alla Xul Elu, and The R.O.C., and along with many of their friends made for another great holiday celebration. Below are some photos from the event showing how much of a great community Twiztid and Majik Ninja Entertainment truly has.


Breakin’ Recordz #5: DJ Debris of Australian platinum-selling hip-hop trio Hilltop Hoods, currently on the North American leg of The Great Expanse World Tour

The guest for this episode is DJ Debris, member of the Australian platinum-selling hip-hop trio Hilltop Hoods, who are currently on the North American leg of The Great Expanse World Tour. The tour is in support of the their eighth studio album of the same name which marks a total of six #1 albums overall in their homeland — an ARIA record for the most #1 albums by an Australian band.


Fresh is the Word Mini-Review: Rapsody – ‘Eve’ (Jamla Records)

The new album Eve from North Carolina-based hip hop artist Rapsody is the album hip-hop really needs right now. Rapsody is incredible on the mic and with each song titled after a historic woman, this isn’t just another album, it feels like it has an unapologetic purpose: to show the strength of the black woman.