• 9/14/2018
    Interview: UNIIQU3

    UNIIQU3 is a DJ/singer/dancer/producer/remixer/set designer/stylist from Newark, New Jersey. Her latest release, a collaboration with TT The Artist titled Club Queens Vol I, is out now on Club Queen Records.

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  • 8/9/2018
    Interview: Andrew Nosnitsky

    Andrew Nosnitsky, also known as noz, is an Oakland-based record store owner. Previously, he spent years writing, interviewing, and blogging about rap for nearly every outlet that you can think of, plus several more. Here is my personal favorite of his essays from that era.

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  • 6/7/2018
    Interview: M. Geddes Gengras

    M. Geddes Gengras laughs a lot, and not just any laugh. He has nearly the exact mannerisms of my (and maybe your) friend Azeem.

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  • 5/17/2018
    Interview: OMB Peezy

    It was very difficult to anticipate what would get OMB Peezy excited. When I met him last July at a show in Denver (where he opened for SOB X RBE), he was the youngest person I'd ever interviewed; where the tendency of older artists to be completely normal people is a welcome surprise, the prospect of interviewing any 20-year-old, let alone a famous one, remains horrifying. That his first few answers averaged about a sentence in length didn't help.

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  • 4/12/2018
    Interview: G Perico

    Is G Perico really about what he raps? I don't know for sure, but I can say this: after we met, it was somewhat difficult to get the interview started because of his repeated apologies for having stepped on my shoes as we shook hands. Very real imo.

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  • 4/5/2018
    Interview: Meg Remy

    Around the corner from Denver's Larimer Lounge (coincidentally the venue that's hosted the last three artists I've interviewed here), there's a funny little bench (hidden behind the van here, but I tried) that gives the impression of an old-school talk show set - it's really wide, but with two distinct seats that are slightly turned to face each other. It's there that I had the below chat with Meghan Remy, perhaps better known as the frontwoman of U.S. Girls.

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  • 2/1/2018
    Interview: 808 State

    This was one of the more enjoyable interviews that I've done, in that it felt more like provoking reminiscences from my grandfather than any sort of formal discussion. No disrespect intended, as 808 State is absolutely legendary; it just so happens that legends tend to be pretty old. Anyway, preparation for this interview basically kicked off my obsession with early 90's electronic music, and for good reason - 808 State defined the era, pioneering acid house and shaping the sound of the scene when it was more about dancing than whatever caused the mid-decade shift to the unfortunately-titled intelligent dance music period.

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  • 1/4/2018
    Interview: The Pharcyde

    This was a lot of fun. The Pharcyde (currently composed of founding members Imani and Bootie Brown) doesn't do too much touring anymore, but in mid-November a local radio station booked them for two straight nights at Ophelia's Electric Soapbox, which appeared to be some sort of combination concert venue and dinner theatre. It's always incredibly nice to find out that your favorite goofy rap legends are exactly how you would expect in person, a fact underscored by the apparent requirement that at least one of Imani or Bootie be dancing to the venue's background music at all times.

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