Zelooperz talks Detroit changing over the years, balancing his visual art with his music, and showing bullies what a yellow belt in taekwondo look like
Feels good to say it. It’s been too long since I’ve made an official Kinda Neat podcast. For the last two years I’ve been working on a corporate podcast that made KN take a backseat. It was close to what I was doing with this, and it paid really well, but I obviously couldn’t have full control of the creative decisions, and that was a strange place for me to be. So it’s wonderful to be back in the house Ben and I built, doing the show Ben and I do.
Our first guest is Zelooperz, a prolific and off-kilter rapper and painter from Detroit who released two full length albums in 2019 and has already released a new record “Gremlin” in 2020. Full disclosure, we had this conversation at the beginning of February, before the new record, and before the pandemic. Hoping at this point it might be refreshing to hear two people talk about something other than isolation.
Hear us talk about how Detroit’s changed over the years, balancing his visual art with his music, and showing bullies what a yellow belt in taekwondo look like.