EPISODE 75: FATHER

For our 75th episode we sat down with Father. His “Young Hot Ebony” project is one of my favorite tapes of the year. With it’s infectious hooks, cohesive sound, and deceptively clever wordplay, it’s no wonder the Atlanta based rapper was able to continue kicking down the door after his frequent collaborator, iloveMakonnen, got his foot in it. We discuss his self-inflicted isolation as a youth, meeting his Awful Media affiliates in college, and the whirlwind life has become since the rest of the world found out about their enclave.

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-Lee

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EPISODE 74: DOMINIC COOLEY

If you’ve been following along, you know I travel a lot doing photo work with my best friend and photographer Dominic Cooley. This is the first non-music guest we’ve ever had, but his life story of hard work and perseverance is going to inspire you to follow your dream, regardless of what dream it is. Not only do I love the dude like a brother, but I respect the shit out of his hustle and work ethic. We talk about being a social chameleon, raising a son with autism, and why our rag tag crew of knuckleheads keeps getting hired on photo jobs.

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-Lee

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EPISODE 73: SESHOLLOWATERBOYZ

This week we talked with SESHOLLOWATERBOYZ (from left to right in the picture: Chris Travis, Eddy Baker, Bones, XavierWulf). This was a really tough interview. It was 4 close friends vs. one curious-old-unprepared-rap-fan-with-a-surface-level-knowledge-of-their-music, and I probably come off like an idiot. Even still, I wanted to put it out because these guys have an absolutely undeniable movement going on. From their prolific output (all of them have put out multiple tapes this year), to their rabid fan base, to their raucous (and always sold out) shows, to the way they innately handle themselves like old pros, and treat their followers like family…I haven’t felt such a palpable movement taking place independently in a long time. I initially reached out to try and interview Bones, but their manager Elliot (who becomes a big part of the interview as well) informed me that this thing is working because they move as a unit, and I fully respect that. We set up as many mics as we could and tried to learn how they came together as a team, how they learned to do everything (beats, raps, recording, filming, editing) themselves, and why they don’t care if you like them or not.

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-Lee

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EPISODE 72: KAREN SHANER (MY MOM)

My Mom and Dad were back in town this week so here’s Part 2 of our conversation about her life history (you can hear our first one back on Episode 46). I let her get VERY specific this time around, so we only cover about 5 years of her life, but it was a huge transitional phase. We discuss my parents’ wedding, moving to San Antonio, and the birth of your favorite rapper.

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JOHNNY POLYGON – DEAD MEAT

Johnny Polygon performs and debuts “Dead Meat” live at Cosmic Zoo studio after a long conversation with Intuition on the Kinda Neat podcast.

-Lee

EPISODE 71: JOHNNY POLYGON

Been 3 years since I last sat down and spoke with Johnny Polygon. Not sure why I waited so long, as we always seem to have a great time shooting the shit. Those of you that’ve been around a while will remember him from the other show we used to do, and those of you who haven’t will love his charm, wit, and easy demeanor. This convo was a bit of a break from the norm. Rather than delving too deep into Johnny’s personal history, we do a lot of bullshitting, meandering down long tangents, and musing about life, which makes us realize we’re a whole lot alike. Hear him talk about his father’s recent passing, getting the taste of success we all chase very early in his career, and being the Justin Beiber of Tulsa, OK.

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PELL – FRESH PRODUCE

Pell performs “Fresh Produce” live at Cosmic Zoo studios after a long conversation with Intuition on the Kinda Neat podcast.

-Lee

EPISODE 70: PELL

You guys are going to love this dude. Pell got brought to my attention by last week’s guest (Dream Panther), then I got a serendipitous text from our dude Caleb Stone saying Pell was interested in doing the show. Have to admit, I was sleeping. Checked out his music and videos and they’re great. He effortlessly transitions between rapping and swinging with wisdom beyond his years. We talk to him about growing up in New Orleans, having to leave after the hurricane, and we relate to eachother in our college dorm room rap antics.

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DREAM PANTHER – CHUTES AND THE LADDER

Dream Panther performs his self-produced song “Chutes and the Ladder” live at Cosmic Zoo studio after a long conversation with Intuition on the Kinda Neat podcast (be sure to stick around for the secret 2nd song).

EPISODE 69: DREAM PANTHER

Dream Panther is a name I’ve been hearing from the mouths of LA musicians-in-the-know for a long time now. Every few months I visit his Soundcloud or Bandcamp page and end up leaving his music on repeat for hours each time. It’s dreamy electronic pop music with easily digestible lyrics that sets the mood for chillin’. He was a complete mystery to me though…I’d never seen him perform, rarely saw his name on show flyers, had actually never even seen a picture of him. Recently I started seeing his name popping up on big music sites due to his familial connection to IloveMakonnen (they’re cousins), and figured I’d try to crack the case of the mysterious gent. We talk about growing up in Mid-City Los Angeles, the culture shock of moving to a nearly all white school in Orange County, and buying a warehouse so he could have a place to perform.

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-Lee

 

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