Tag Archives: HipHop

Episode #132 Hiero Day 2014

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HieroDay Logo2014SPENTRadio returned to Hiero Day for our second consecutive year (It’s the 3rd annual Hiero Day) to get some podcast action in. We were so excited to return after such a successful event and podcast in 2013. We were fortunate enough to have ample recording space over in the media area and the event’s organizers had scheduled several artists/performers time to meet with us and other media outlets. Continue reading

Episode #130 with Infinite and Soulati

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Soulati (@teeshep) and Infinite (@emceeinfinite)

Soulati (@teeshep) and Infinite (@emceeinfinite)

We were joined by both Infinite and Soulati in this episode. Both are long time collaborators and members of Felonious, bay area’s live hip-hop music and theater collective. Infinite has called into our show in the past, but this was our first opportunity to connect face to face with him and close friend and band mate Soulati. Both perform as emcees within Felonious in addition to being the two beat boxers within the group. While Felonious, as a group, has stopped performing live as often as they once did, Infinite and Soulati continue to create their own music and art; often working with each other still.  Continue reading

Episode #127 with Shomari Smith, Director of Til Infinity

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Shomari Smith @TilInfinityDoc

Shomari Smith @TilInfinityDoc

We had Shomari Smith on the show this episode and we are quite pleased we did. Smith is the director of “Til Infinity” a documentary on the Souls of Mischief and the 20th anniversary of ‘93 Til Infinity, the classic hip hop album. We were pleased to learn a lot more about him and his various artistic talents in addition to filmmaking.

It was fascinating hearing some old Hiero and Souls of Mischief stories from someone who has been so close to the group for so many years, but still being an outsider of sorts. Watching the group grow and evolve from such a close proximity while continuing to build and develop his own craft as an artist himself. We learned just how his relationship and previous work lead up to the decision to create a film about Souls of Mischief. Continue reading

*VIDEO* Hiero Day 2013

Sept. 2, 2013
Oakland, CA

By Bryan Nosanchuk

I went out to celebrate the 20 year legacy of the Hieroglyphics out at Hiero Day. Hieroglyphics Imperium teamed up with Oakland-based Linden Street Brewery to present the Second Annual Hiero Day block party on Monday, September 2, 2013. ‘Hiero Day, the free all day music festival that featured live performances by the legendary Hieroglyphics and other special guests, local merchandise vendors, food trucks, and interactive activities for all ages.

These are some of the highlights I was able to capture when I wasn’t also podcasting with my SPENTRadio team.

Akadi (Clusterfunk Collective) and BNos

Akadi (Clusterfunk Collective) and BNos

SPENTRadio @ Hiero Day photo by JZLim Photography

SPENTRadio @ Hiero Day photo by JZLim Photography

SPENTRadio and Chuy Gomez

SPENTRadio and Chuy Gomez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

’93 Til Infinity will always be known as Souls of Mischief’s biggest and most well known songs and for good reason. Cab Fare isn’t as well known, but it has always been one of my favorites. Cab Fare was only released as a bonus track on a Hiero Oldies compilation, and was rarely ever played or performed at their live shows.

Episode #126 SPENTRadio LIVE at Hiero Day 2013

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Hiero Day 2013 @HieroDay

Hiero Day 2013 @HieroDay

SPENTRadio took a trip out to beautiful Oakland, CA to celebrate the 20 year legacy of the Hieroglyphics out at Hiero Day. Hieroglyphics Imperium teamed up with Oakland-based Linden Street Brewery to present the Second Annual Hiero Day block party on Monday, September 2, 2013. ‘Hiero Day, the free all day music festival that featured live performances by the legendary Hieroglyphics and other special guests, local merchandise vendors, food trucks, and interactive activities for all ages. Hiero Day celebrated and showcased the Bay Area’s diverse, innovative, multicultural, and multigenerational music movement in the heart of Oakland. Continue reading

*VIDEO* Alkaholiks, Cali Agents and Casual LIVE in Oakland

By Bryan Nosanchuk

8/21/13
Oakland, CA

Its the Clash of The Titans tour featuring Tha Alkaholiks, Cali Agents (Rosco + Planet Asia) and Casual from the Hieroglyphics LIVE in Oakland at the New Karibbean City. Continue reading

Episode # 116 with DJ Platurn

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DJ Platurn (@Platurn)

DJ Platurn (@Platurn)

We were happy and pleased to welcome back to SPENTRadio, DJ Platurn (@Platurn). It’d been a while since we’d spoken to Platurn back when we were on Blogtalkradio.

We talked a little fallout and follow up from the Tribe Called Quest doc and another project in the works from a producer on that film. He gave us some very candid opinions on some celebrity DJs as well as the all the new “button pushers and knob twisters” calling themselves DJs. First Friday Oakland Art Crawl and the recent tragedy. We talk about his response and call to arms of the local people responsible for Oakland nightlife and community.

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Episode #110 “Get Down” with Major of HoodHype

Major of HoodHype

Episode #110: Weekly “Get Down”  with Major of HoodHype

Come join the fellas, B-Nos (@BNosanchuk) and JD Staley (@SPENTradio) of SPENTradio.com to chat SPorts & ENTertainment as we do the Weekly “Get Down”!

Podcast worlds collided this week as we were joined by Major (@MajorHH), one of the founders and co-hosts of the HoodHype (HoodHype.com), a podcast dedicated to spreading the word about underground and independent Hip-Hop, R&B, Soul and Reggae. Major is no stranger to hip-hop. With 12 years of hip-hop production and his involvement in the local Lansing, MI rap scene, Major has a passion for the music like few others we’ve seen. You can always find Major making beats in his basement or drinking…..alot. Continue reading