Jolowitz and sMiles speak with GZA after a packed show in Northampton, MA, the site of the first stop on his spring tour with DJ Symphony.
Jolowitz and sMiles talk with Doodlebug AKA Cee Knowledge, MC of the legendary Digable Planets, to discuss the reasons behind the break up of the old school trio, the content of modern hip hop, his current and future happenings, artists he regrets not working with, and his ideal setting to write lyrics, among other things. (The phone interview is broken into two parts.)
Jolowitz and sMiles chat with NY/NC rapper JSWISS. Topics include the philosophy behind No9to5 Music, his EP, Awthenticity, and what it takes to be a unique artist in this biblical flood of young talent.
Jolowitz and sMiles have an early morning discussion with up-and-coming Virginian producer, Backdraft. Conversation includes the Virginia music scene as a whole, his upcoming charity-based project, Diasporic Connections, featuring globally spread African artists, and his Soulquarian remix tape, which is still in development.
Jolowitz and sMiles converse in studio with Tiger Speak members, Carter Lee (Bass), Jake Baldwin (Trumpet), Matt Phenix (Drums), and Ryan Easter (MC/Trumpet) as they speak on the origin of Tiger Speak, the logistics of composing a song, problems in contemporary hip hop, their influences, and MORE. The interview was conducted before their headlining performance at WMUA 91.1′s Hip Hop In Renaissance show which took place at UMass Amherst on November 29.
Jolowitz and sMiles talk with producer and singer, Rench, about his work before Gangstagrass and what propelled him to fuse Bluegrass and Hip Hop among other things. He also shares exclusive news on an upcoming collaboration.
Jolowitz and sMiles participate in an entertaining video interview with DJ Symphony after his show with GZA in Northampton, MA. He speaks on Wu-Tang‘s upcoming Coachella and European tour dates, his future project with Ghostface Killah, Certified Crack, and his independent station Radio Invasion. Less official business includes the essence of hip hop, the division of the genre, and, of course, jazz.