On this episode of Insomniac Magazine's "Sounds From The Underground" podcast, an eclectic group of Hip Hop artists share their inspirations and provide some insight into their takeaways from marketing. Featured artists include Dell P (Philly), CasanovaOnTheMic (Guam), Twan Mack (Milwaukee), Messiah Black (Pittsburgh), Cassandra The Goddess MC (NYC), The Scribes (UK), and JuleUnique (Long Beach).
On this episode, IZ-REAL speaks with a Chicago music and art scene staple Sharkula. The prolific rhyme practitioner has been creating non-stop for the better part of two decades, crafting over thirty albums, EPs, mixtapes and other projects. With a one-of-a-kind approach and unrelenting dedication to the culture, this veteran emcee is a Hip Hop original.
On this episode of Insomniac Magazine's "Sounds from the Underground" podcast, we hear from producer, filmmaker, and record label president David C-Doc Snyder. He discusses the new Public Enemy album, directing their live performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, distributing his film "Heights Girl 2," and the latest on The Spit Slam Record Label Group, which he runs alongside Hip Hop icon Chuck D.
Inspiration and marketing tips from indie Hip Hop artists Indigo Phoenyx, Irie-1, Mark 4ord, Sam LaRoche and Three Five.
On this episode of Insomniac Magazine's "Sounds from the Underground" podcast, we hear from a handful of indie Hip Hop practitioners who share their inspirations and give insights into some of their marketing efforts and takeaways. They touch on topics, including branding and creativity and provide a perspective from things they've put into practice within their careers. Hit play and dive into some Hip Hop tips of the trade from rhyme artisans Indigo Phoenyx, Irie-1, Mark 4ord, Sam LaRoche and Three Five.
Hip Hop music legend Chuck D shares insight into the new Public Enemy album, working with Prophets of Rage and more
In this Insomniac Magazine interview, the legendary emcee and freedom fighter, Chuck D talks with Israel "IZ-REAL" Vasquetelle. The iconic artist provides insight into Public Enemy’s newly released masterwork What you Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down. He shares his thoughts about the current state of affairs in 2020, working with Rage Against the Machine reboot and supergroup Prophets of Rage, a newly minted deal with Def Jam, and drops jewels from his immense career in the music industry. The frontman for one of rap's most potent groups, and in many ways the voice of a generation, continues to bolster messages of empowerment and the importance of Hip Hop that rebels against society’s ills. During this in-depth talk, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee enlightens and inspires while imparting immense knowledge from decades of railing against the hype, raising the roof, and fighting powers that be.
Interview with Hip Hop artist Pounds on his movie role as Big Pun in the Big L Biopic, branding and more
On this episode, rising Hip Hop artist Pounds provides insight into his role as Big Pun in the upcoming Big L biopic, branding, working with Daupe Records, collaborations, and his music industry journey so far. The upstate New York rapper conducted the interview while on break for a music video production on the docks of a Boston shipyard.
On this episode of Insomniac Magazine's Sounds From The Underground, the manager for the legendary Roc Marciano imparts music industry insight. Jazz has worked with the mic phenom since the early days of his career. This Hip Hop vet shares jewels from the trenches of this successful indie giant's camp, their distinct approach to monetizing music in a world dominated by streaming, licensing to TV and much more.
Cedric Miller aka Ced Gee entered the Hip Hop game decades ahead of his time. As a member of one of the most groundbreaking groups in the genre's golden era, Ultramagnetic MCs, he did double-duty as emcee and producer. Beyond creating classic music with Ultra, he also crafted multiple songs on "Criminal Minded" the iconic debut album from another of Hip Hop's most influential and revered groups, Boogie Down Productions. If that weren't enough to solidify a prominent place in Hip Hop history, in 1991, Ced produced the notorious Gold-selling track, Funk Compton, by another Bronx talent, the late Tim Dog.
In this interview, the veteran beatsmith and emcee, provides insight with Iz-Real into his career, early drum machines used (including E-mu's SP 12), as well as current production gear, insight into his new projects and much more. Ced shares that he just wrapped production on an upcoming music video for his new "Delta 5" track (listen below) and is currently in the midst of working on his first, yet to be titled solo album, and other projects. Don't sleep on this discussion with a true Hip Hop legend, Ced Gee.