Rapper Big Pooh drops by the studio to drop knowledge on us.
A lot of people thought his group, Little Brother, was going to be the next generation’s version of A Tribe Called Quest. Then they broke up.
Pooh talks about bouncing back and what he learned about making partnerships work. Hint: It’s about listening. He also talks about how he copes with stage fright, which could be a problem for a rapper.
He also tells us why he’s started managing other artists and how he’
If you’re in the hip hop business, you have to be down with A3C. Part festival, part conference, it’s been called hip hop’s family reunion. It’s part of the reason Atlanta is the culture’s capital.
Mike Walbert is A3C's executive director. On a recent trip to LA, he stopped by the Rebel Radio studios to give us the lowdown on what it’s like being at the center of hip hop culture in 2017.
He gives us some tips from his journey from college radio DJ to entrepreneur, and how
Mr. Choc is a great DJ. You probably already know that. He’s been on Southern California airwaves and parties for over three decades.
He stops by the Rebel Radio studios to explain why DJing is a team sport. Choc has spent the last decade teaching new jacks both the skills and the culture, and has been a part of some of the most influential crews around, including the World Famous Beat Junkies and Skam Artist management.
Choc’s secret weapon: Don't dwell on anything that'
Patti Astor is punk as f… She was the star of hip hop first great b-movie, Wild Style. As the owner of the FUN Gallery, she helped to promote the careers of important graffiti artists like Jean Michel Basquiat, Dondi, Rammellzee, Lee, Futura. She never really made a dime. And that’s kind of how she wanted it. In a world filled with opportunists and con artists, we have Patti Astor: "I made a commitment to those guys when they came into FUN Gallery that this is going to be the
Slimkid3 was a member of The Pharcyde back in the 90s, bringing us some of the most fun hip-hop at a time when most of the music coming out of New York and LA was so damn serious. Their hits like "Passin’ Me By” and “Runnin’” blew up worldwide, and then everything fell apart for the group.
Now Tre is in our studio telling us how he was able to start over and build a career that’s now into its third decade.
Today, he’s partners with DJ Nu-Mark in TRDMRK; he’s part of the
Bua blends hip hop, graffiti, and fine art in a way that’s completely unique. His painting, The DJ, is among the highest-selling posters of all time. I’m sure a lot of you have had it hanging in your bedrooms.
But Bua started out with everyone telling him he was no good. His teachers and friends urged him to give up painting. Good thing for us he didn’t listen.
He inched his way out of mediocrity, ignoring the critics at every step, working harder and harder to master his
Mattie Safer has made music across three genres. You might know him as the bassist for The Rapture, the indie (or something) band whose track House of Jealous Lovers was called a top-10 song of the decade by NME.
But Mattie’s true passion is in soul and hip-hop. So much so that he left The Rapture so he could make music that really speaks to him. His debut EP — All We Are — feels like more of a tribute to Stevie Wonder and Curtis Mayfield, or at least Bobby Caldwell, than a
Sacha Jenkins is more than a journalist or filmmaker. He’s spent the better part of two decades documenting and commentating hip hop and other underground cultures. He’s been a creative force behind Mass Appeal magazine, the recent documentary Fresh Dressed, and was a founder of Ego Trip’s subversive media empire that encompassed books and magazines as well as TV shows. If that’s not enough, he also plays in multiple punk bands. In our interview Sacha gives us insight into a
Antwon is a rapper. Sort of. That is to say that he raps, but his raps don’t sound like the stuff you’d expect to hear in 2016 if you listen to the Pandora Hip Hop channel or the radio. Antwon’s sound falls somewhere between the uber-backpack rap coming from his label Anticon and Bay Area a la Mac Dre. I’m guessing at this point you have no idea what I’m talking about.
He’s also the leader of the Nature World collective, which includes a clothing line and the punk-meets-hip
Ice-T’s first baby mama spills the beans on what it really means to be down for your man, and for yourself. While he was inventing gangsta rap, she was catching our attention in her white bikini, and inspiring the dude behind the scenes. Years later, her book Definition of Down tells the whole story, and on our show she explains how she managed to keep it real and not get caught up in “that life." Mix Engineer: James Soriano #DarleneOrtiz #DefinitionofDown #OG #HipHop
Dave Weiner is a bit of a paradox in the music business. He comes off as a blue-collar type: unpretentious, straightforward, and honest — all foreign concepts to most of his peers. He runs his business frugally and with an attention to detail that stands in stark contrast to the fanciful way most record companies operate. Instead of just looking for artists with talent, Dave has made his career by finding talent who also know how to do business, often finding regional players
Welcome to the 14th episode of Rebel Radio. Nick V. says Josh Levine is guarded. He might be right. But next to him, everyone seems guarded. He’s the outgoing half of a brother-brother duo who has dominated the airwaves in Los Angeles and around the country for nearly two decades. After moving from nearby Bakersfield, the Vidal brothers changed the sound of LA radio, from the mix show to the morning drive. They introduced Tito — one of LA’s most beloved characters — and helpe
This week’s guest is Thee Mike B. In this episode you will find snippets of music from NWA, Dr Dre, Daft Punk, and more. And the EDM.com Track of the Week is Tiga - Bugatti (Tommy Trash Remix). Rebel Radio is now available on Dash Radio! Check us out every Thursday at 6 pm PST on the Hot Button channel.DASH RADIO Also find us on iTunes. Don’t forget to subscribe, comment, share, and leave us 5-star reviews. Mike B is a trip. He’s known as a DJ’s DJ, which means he’s a talente
DJ Nu-Mark began as a mobile DJ here in Los Angeles and has grown to be one of the most innovative DJs in music culture known worldwide. We sat down to talk about his career highs like ”What’s Golden” and his recent reunion with Jurassic 5 at Coachella after a seven year break. He also shared with us that he is putting out an album called "TradeMark" with Slim Kid Tre from The Pharcyde and working on his own interview show called Hot Plate where he interviews artists over din