YOUR OLD DROOG – MULE JUICE

Your Old Droog performs “Mule Juice,” off of the new Kinison EP, live in Cosmic Zoo studio for Kinda Neat.

YOD dropped to a ton of noise last year due to the fantastic “Your Old Droog EP” and a little bit of mystery. He’s recently followed it up with the “Kinison EP.” Thanks to a diligent follower of KN, I was informed he was in LA for the day while on tour with PRhyme. Due to horrendous traffic and time constraints, we couldn’t pull off a conversation for the podcast (forgot to even snap a picture of him we were in such a hurry), but we’ll get one in next time he’s in town. For the time being enjoy this effortless rendition of “Mule Juice.”

-Lee

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POS – LOCK-PICKS, KNIVES, BRICKS AND BATS

POS performs “Lock-picks, Knives, Bricks and Bats” live in Cosmic Zoo studios after a long conversation with Intuition on the Kinda Neat podcast.

-Lee

EPISODE 80: POS

Always love when we get to link with an artist that followers of the show request frequently. POS is one of those artists. As a seasoned road veteran we, of course, caught him as he traveled through LA with Doomtree in support of All HandsTune in to hear us talk about beginning to tour at the tender age of 14, why Minneapolis has such a strong history of music, and how the video for Guns N’ Roses “Paradise City” changed his life.

This episode is available on iTunes or Stitcher.  Remember to download the  Podcast App, and subscribe to Kinda Neat.  Leave a 5 star rating on iTunes, comment about who you’d like to see on the show, and remember to tell a friend!

-Lee

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EPISODE 79: KREAYSHAWN

It’s KN’s 2 year anniversary (thank you all for staying tuned in). To celebrate we sat down with Kreayshawn and had one of her most linear and revealing interviews. If you’ve been following along for a while you’ll know I did a podcast with her 4 years ago the same week that “Gucci Gucci” blew up. She was a 21 year old gal with no idea one of the first songs she’d ever release would become a smash hit. Not sure if anyone is ever ready for that sort of thing. A lot has changed since: she got signed, she toured, put out an album, became a media punching bag, got dropped, became a mom, and has been out of the public eye for a bit now. The thing about Kreayshawn though…she wasn’t cool because she had a hit record, her record became a hit because she’s cool as fuck. This conversation is proof of that, and I had a great time with it. I hope it serves as a reminder that media figures are still human beings, and life goes on after fame. We talk about having a punk rock goddess for a mom, Job Corp gangs, and her journey through the major label system.

This episode is available on iTunes or Stitcher.  Remember to download the  Podcast App, and subscribe to Kinda Neat.  Leave a 5 star rating on iTunes, comment about who you’d like to see on the show, and remember to tell a friend!

-Lee

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ANDERSON .PAAK – MISS THAT WHIP

Anderson .Paak performs a stripped down version of “Miss That Whip” (accompanied by José Rios on the guitar) live at Cosmic Zoo Studio.

This is a makeup video. If you pay close attention to what we do, you’ll know that we had Anderson .Paak on the show last April. He performed “Suede,” but it was a bit too early to have it floating around on the web. His stock has been skyrocketing since, and not a week goes by where folks don’t ask about that vid. We figured it was high time to get our boy back in the studio. Go cop “Venice” right now and be on the lookout for future Anderson Paak projects on the way!

-Lee

FCUK VALENTINE’S MIX 3

If you’ve been following for a while you may have seen the previous 2 FCUK V-Day mixes. Did one in 2011, one in 2012, then didn’t bother for a couple years. Now it’s back. A shitty mix of songs about shitty relationships and shitty breakups and anger and sadness and hatred.

I’m really bad at running a website, so I can’t figure out how to make the play button work. Press “Download” or “Play In Popup” and the audio will work. You can save the mix by right clicking “Download” and then “Save Link As…”

-Lee

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EPISODE 78: BOOGIE

This week we talk to Long Beach native Boogie. Found out about him last year when our old pal Clayton started tweeting out his songs and vids. When his tape “Thirst 48” dropped last summer I knew you guys needed to hear it. The tape lays his cynical outlook on the social media generation over soulful, summery beats. Littered with production and features from former Kinda Neat guests, it’s the perfect soundtrack to your next long drive. Listen in as we talk about singing in church, raising his son, and the difference between cliques and gangs.

This episode is available on iTunes or Stitcher.  Remember to download the  Podcast App, and subscribe to Kinda Neat.  Leave a 5 star rating on iTunes, comment about who you’d like to see on the show, and remember to tell a friend!

-Lee

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MR. MFN EXQUIRE – GREEN RANGER

Mr. MFN Exquire premieres his song “Green Ranger” live at Cosmic Zoo Studio after a long conversation with Intuition on the Kinda Neat podcast.

-Lee

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EPISODE 77: MR. MFN EXQUIRE

We made it to 2015, and our first guest of the year is Mr. MFN Exquire. I find the early 2010’s to be an amazingly interesting time in music. The labels really started to see themselves losing their stronghold and began trying to get their hands on anything that was building a buzz on the internet. Mr. MFN Exquire’s buzz was palpable in 2011. The song “Huzzah” was so raw, and the video so grimy and stylized, it skyrocketed him into the limelight of every major music publication and every rap fan I knew was excited by his potential. Then, somewhat surprisingly in my eyes, he signed a deal with a major. Things seemed to get a bit quieter…from the outside looking in it seemed like the label didn’t know what to do with him…eventually he announced he was no longer signed to Universal. I’m so intrigued by these stories and find them so relatable, it goes without saying I was excited to hear his side. Highly recommend this convo, we had a great time talking about his rolling stone of a father, his stint on Universal, and his success being anything but “overnight.”

This episode is available on iTunes or Stitcher.  Remember to download the  Podcast App, and subscribe to Kinda Neat.  Leave a 5 star rating on iTunes, comment about who you’d like to see on the show, and remember to tell a friend!

-Lee

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