EPISODE 99: DIZZY WRIGHT

Dizzy Wright‘s life has not been a cake walk. Raised by a single mother of five children, biological father imprisoned, he understands what it is to struggle. Yet and still, his attitude is so refreshingly positive, his work ethic so strong, and his outlook so mature, it’s no wonder he’s gathered such a huge following in a relatively short amount of time. The title of his new EP, “Wisdom and Good Vibes,” will make perfect sense after hearing his story and his perspective. Happy to finally get him on the show, as he’s been one of our most requested guests. Listen in as we discuss his family in Flint dealing with the water crisis, meeting his father for the first time at age 20, and his mother’s ghostwriting skills.

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WIKI – SEEDY MOTHERFUCKER

Wiki performs “Seedy Motherfucker” off of his mixtape “Lil Me” live in studio after a long conversation with Intuition on the Kinda Neat podcast.

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EPISODE 98: WIKI

The first time I saw the “Wikispeaks” video I was blown away. It sounded so authentic, so New York, and seemed to come out of nowhere. It reminded me of music I grew up on while still having it’s feet firmly planted in the now. Fast forward 4 years, a few EPs, an album, tours, mixtapes, and Wiki is a grizzled veteran at 22. His work with Ratking has made him one of the leading voices of the next generation of rap musicians, his new mixtape “Lil Me” further proves that. Hear us talk about growing up growing up on the Upper West Side, the power of putting together the right team, and misconceptions about Quakers.

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EPISODE 97: PRAYERS

This week we sat down with Rafael Reyes of Prayers. Prayers have become known as the originators of “Cholo Goth,” but Rafael is quick to inform that the connection between dark emotional electronic music and the Chicano community has been well established for many years. Rafael has been many things in his life so far: gangmember, restauranteur, inmate, and now rock star. Just days after it was announced they’ll be performing at Coachella, and the day after selling out the El Rey here in Los Angeles, Prayers is clearly on a roll. Had a great time with this episode, Rafa has stories for days. Hear us talk about his history as a San Diego gang member, the difference between gangster and criminal, and coming to terms with his father’s passing

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EPISODE 96: KAREN SHANER 3 (MY MOM)

Brought my mom back in for the first episode of 2016. May be biased, but these are my favorite. We are ramblers, so we only make it through about a 6 year span in this conversation. Hear her talk about the birth of my brother, our move to Alaska, and give awkward shoutouts to family friends.

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WAX – LIVIN FOUL

Wax performs the title track off of his latest LP, “Livin Foul,” live in studio after a conversation with Intuition on the Kinda Neat Podcast.

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EPISODE 95: WAX

Wax put out a new record called “Livin Foul.” We’ve done a whole bunch of podcasts in the last 4 or 5 years, so this one breaks format and we essentially don’t talk about anything. But that’s cool. He definitely sings the Full House theme at some point. Go get that new album, I’m on a song.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS HOMIES.

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THE GROUCH – MY GARDEN

The Grouch performs “My Garden” live in Cosmic Zoo studio after a long conversation with Intuition on the Kinda Neat podcast.

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EPISODE 94: THE GROUCH

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Was very excited to talk with this week’s guest, The Grouch. He was the first “underground rapper” (read: independent artist) that I heard of after moving to California in 2000. The first underground rap show I ever attended was the Living Legends performing at KAOS Network, home of the infamous Project Blowed, before I even knew what Project Blowed was. He was the first artist I ever ordered merch from online (They Don’t Have This CD), first rapper I ever photographed at a show, and one of the first rappers that made me think “underground rapper” could be a feasible career. As a fresh faced California transplant, The Grouch was someone I immediately looked up to, revered, and learned from. Needless to say, I geeked out a bit during this conversation. He was very open during our talk and it was a real pleasure to converse for so long with someone I hold in such high esteem. Hear us talk about music in his genes, an extensive history of the formation of Living Legends, and buying a house at age 23 from slanging CDs out the trunk.

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BUSDRIVER – SPECIES OF PROPERTY

Busdriver performs “Species Of Property,” off of his latest LP Thumbs, live in studio after a long conversation with Intuition on the Kinda Neat podcast.

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