Ovrkast. talks the changing landscape of Oakland, picking up beat-making in continuation school, staying at home long before it was mandatory, and performs a medley of “Face” and “Try Again” live in studio
Ovrkast. (stylized period) is a rapper / producer out of Oakland, CA. I started hearing about him in late ’19 as he was getting tweeted about by other guests we’ve had on the show, right before he got a huge beat placement on Earl’s “Feet of Clay.” Soon thereafter he released his “Try Again” tape and I knew I had to get him on the show. Ovrkast. was super patient and a pleasure to talk with and learn about, even as the episode experienced a disastrous technical difficulty. Our talk was very inspiring, and learning that he makes his soulful, bouncy, beats in FL Studio inspired me to download the program for Mac (yup FL is on Mac now) and start playing around with making beats during the safer-at-home orders. We squeezed this episode about 2 weeks before the world shut down, and the intro almost sounds naive in hindsight. Hear us talk about the changing landscape of Oakland, picking up beat-making in continuation school, and staying at home long before it was mandatory.