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 and Freddie Gibbs discuss signing to Jeezy and CTE, P.O.C, and his current career situation for an Open University/KSJS/Fresh to Death presentation. In the interview Freddie Gibbs also discusses the importance of the internet and online presence, and also touches upon the controversial topic of Oscar Grant and problem of police brutality.
Footage taken @330 Ritch in San Francisco, CA.
Open University presents: Tabi Bonney exclusive interview with Arman (Strong Arm) Mahmoudi during Murs’ Hip Hop & Love Tour for 90.5 KSJS “Fresh to Death” radio show. Before performing at the Hip Hop & Love Tour, Tabi sits down to discuss his upbringing and being from Washington D.C, touring with Murs, Paid Dues, as well as discusses his future film projects with Dame Dash. Performance filmed at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, Ca.
Filmed and edited by @AmadeuzChrist
Open University presents: Ski Beatz and Locksmith give Arman (Strong Arm) Mahmoudi an exclusive interview before performing at Murs’ “Hip Hop & Love” tour for 90.5 KSJS “Fresh to Death” radio show. In the interview Ski Beatz discusses his production style, current and future projects, and how he hooked up with Locksmith. In the second part of the interview Locksmith discusses Embedded, his influences, and his growth as an artist on new projects. Concert footage filmed at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA at Murs’ “Hip Hop & Love” tour.
Filmed and edited by @AmadeuzChrist