In this episode of “Fresh to Death” Unsa Suhail gets an exclusive interview with the mighty 9th Wonder to discuss the producer “brotherhood” and creating a regional sound in hip hop. 9th Wonder also touches on the impact of the digital age, while also elaborating on westcoast emcees Fashawn, Blu, and Kendrick Lamar. He also hints at the possibility of signing Sacramento’s newest sensation Chuuwee. Footage taken at The New Parish (Oakland, CA). Event by Tastemaker Live and presented by Open University, in association with KSJS Hip Hop.
Additional photography by DJ Combsy.
90.5FM KSJS/Open University present a Fresh to Death exclusive as StrongArm sits down with Evidence, following his performance at Avalon Night Club on The Grouch who Stole Christmas Tour. Evidence spoke on his latest album, Rhymesayers debut, “Cats & Dogs”, as well as wanting to work with Mos Def, past and future work with Dilated Peoples, upcoming music with long-time collaborator, The Alchemist, as well as commented on performing with Atmosphere and Fashawn on different tours.
Footage was taken at The Avalon Night Club, thanks to Ineffable Music Group, DJ Aspect, Tim House, DJ Fresh & Rhymesayers Ent.
Paid Dues. The name is kind of ironic because that’s exactly how I feel we have done since we started all of this about this time last year. In the start of 2011, I was a rapper moonlighting as a part-time video director with one no-budget music video under my belt trying to find a loop hole within this entertainment industry. Now here we are, a dedicated staff, 24 PR/Interview pieces, and 10 music videos later, with more footage and videos to edit than we can actually handle. Life is great when you work hard.
Anyway, Paid Dues was nuts this year, I just wish we had time to watch the actual performances although politic’ing backstage was kind of rewarding in its own right. Saw the homie Fashawn. Got interviews with Tiron & Ayomari, RA the Rugged Man, Chase Infinite, Alchemist & Oh No (Gangrene), Brother Ali, and Souls of Mischief that should be posted soon. Paid Dues was a very refreshing event and everyone there was on some real positive energy…shot out to the homie Sahtyre and the whole Swim Team. Finally get to see Tyler the Creator act a fool. Kendrick’s show was insane.
Interviews coming soon….
Dom Kennedy stops by the 90.5 KSJS station for an exclusive interview with Arman “Strong Arm” Mahmoudi, in this Fresh to Death exclusive presented by Open University. In the interview Dom Kennedy discusses performing in the Bay Area, the recording process behind From the Westside with Love 2, and his future collaborations.
*This footage was taken on the W$GT$ tour in November 2011. Catch Dom Kennedy on Tour right now on the This is Dom Kennedy tour and look out for The Yellow Album dropping soon.
Live performance filmed at the Avalon in Santa Clara, CA. (Event by Ineffable Music Group)
Unsa Suhail interviews Stalley @ Brick and Mortar Music Hall in San Francisco, CA for an Open University presentation of Strong Arm’s “Fresh to Death” on 90.5 KSJS, in association with AmadeuzTV/I.V League Media. In this exclusive interview Stalley discussed his move to Maybach Music Group and signing to a major, Lincoln Way Nights, his interest in different producers, Curren$y, and more.
[New Video] Reks “Fresh to Death” @ Brick & Mortar (On R.E.K.S, Waka Flacka Flame, Lil B, Kreayshawn)
Arman [Strong Arm] Mahmoudi interviews Reks after his performance at The Brick and Mortar Music Hall in San Francisco, CA for “Fresh to Death” on 90.5 KSJS Hip Hop, an Open University exclusive. In the interview Reks reflects on the last 10 years of his career, his “atrocious” mixtapes, and working with Statik Selektah, Hi-Tek, Alchemist, Nottz, DJ Premier, and others on R.E.K.S. Reks also speaks on wanting to work with Phonte, Blu, Big K.R.I.T, and not wanting to work with Waka Flacka Flame, Lil B and Kreayshawn. Presented by Open University in association with KSJS Hip Hop.
Special thanks to Reks and Showoff Records.
[New Video] Myka 9 x Abstract Rude “Fresh to Death” (On Project Blowed, Dumbfoundead, NoCanDo)