EPISODE 111: REBECCA HAITHCOAT

Rebecca Haithcoat has steadily risen through the ranks to become a trusted voice in music journalist. She’s written for The New York Times, Billboard, SPIN, Pitchfork, Broadly, Noisey, Complex, LA Weekly and countless others. I met her weeks after she arrived in LA while we were both frequently attending rap shows around the turn of the decade, and was instantly drawn to her warm personality and easy conversation style. Those traits helped her become a excellent interviewer and surely put folks like Nicki Minaj, YG, and Miguel at ease while covering them. She’s a prime example of hard work and being open to opportunities (even if they aren’t the original plan) working out. Hear us talk about growing up in the South, heading to Chicago to pursue her acting dreams, and writing her Master’s thesis on LA rap music.

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GHOSTEMANE – VENOM

Ghostemane performs “Venom” live in studio after a long conversation with Intuition on the Kinda Neat podcast.

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EPISODE 110: GHOSTEMANE

One of my favorite subjects to harp on is becoming a middle aged rap fan while staying open minded and excited about the evolution of the art. Last week I was at a $uicideboy$ show, feeling extra old, when I saw Ghostemane come out and kill a quick guest appearance during an opening dj set. I’m only surface level familiar with the burgeoning scene / sub-genre of aggressively dark underground rap I would compartmentalize him in. It’s amazing to see this younger generation of underground rappers make their audience go berserk. The shows feel more like hardcore or metal performances than a rap show in a traditional sense. Wanted to talk to the new Los Angeles transplant about this scene, and how he got involved in it. Hear us talk about how the prescription opioid epidemic affected his family, moving to LA 3 weeks ago, and why most young goths have it all wrong about satan.

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EPISODE 109: VAN STYLES

Van Styles is a king of Instagram. He’s garnered 700K followers on the app by expertly photographing the feminine figure. He’s translated that success into a thriving upstart clothing brand “Visual Apparel.” But it doesn’t seem like that was ever the end goal. As a young man that loved skateboarding, but ended up directing porn, it seems like the only common theme in his career path has been “stay open to opportunities as they present themselves.” Here us discuss his outlier-like opportunity to learn how to photograph women on the job (of a porno set), buying 2 cars and a condo in his early 20s, and why Instagram started to feel too formulaic for him.

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ANNA WISE – GO

Anna Wise performs “Go” off of her EP, “The Feminine: Act I,” live in studio.

You may recognize Anna Wise’s voice from her work with Sonnymoon, or perhaps from her Grammy winning collaborations with Kendrick Lamar. She’s the voice on “If These Walls Could Talk,” “Money Trees,” “Don’t Kill My Vibe,” and many others. She recently released a solo EP called “The Feminine: Act I.” Her angelic voice is blended over an eclectic array of sound, discussing nuanced points of womanhood and feminism. It’s an intense listen and definitely worth your time. No podcast this week, but we’ll be back soon.

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K. FLAY – FML

K. Flay performs “FML” live in studio after a long conversation with Intuition on the Kinda Neat podcast.

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EPISODE 108: K.FLAY

K. Flay is dope. Couldn’t really think of another way to start this blurb. If you mention Kristine Flaherty to other musicians you’ll hear nothing but praises of her talents and personality. Since she’s been a road warrior for a few years now, she’s crossed paths with plenty of artists to sing those praises. K. Flay is Ivy League level intelligent and rap star level swagged out. Our conversation proves the former, and her performance of “FML” on the channel proves the latter. Hear us talk about the beginnings of her rap career at Stanford, being a member of the real life Brady Bunch, and listen as we go absolutely apeshit with the “shoutouts.” (Shoutout former guest Clayton Blaha for facilitating this episode)

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EPISODE 107: BOBBY HUNDREDS

Bobby and Ben Hundreds have created a brand you can’t help but root for. Bobby’s diligent content creation over the years has created a cast of characters that revolve around planet Hundreds, where being cool is the baseline, and being talented is the norm. While known for creating one of the preeminent streetwear brands of the last 2 decades, take a closer look and you realize he’s prodigious writer, photographer, and cultural curator. This was a very open and enjoyable conversation with a lot of insight into emotional themes of successful people. Felt very much like reading Outliers while listening to his story. Hear us talk about adventures in Riverside, being too good of a writer for law school, and finally hugging his dad at age 28.

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EPISODE 106: JOHNNY POLYGON

This week we sat down with friend of the show Johnny Polygon. Always fun to sit and have a rambling conversation with a friend. We talk about his (very original) sleep over shows, my current rap existential crisis (honestly I kinda blacked out on this one and he became the therapist), and how it’s far more intimidating to perform to 10 people than 1000 people.

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