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Episode #129 with Sake One

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Sake One

Sake One

We were fortunate enough to connect with Sake One this episode. Sake is an old friend of the show; he called into our Blogtalk show, while out in Cleveland, years ago, and we were lucky enough to get a few minutes with him during Hiero Day, but this is the first time we’ve been able to sit down and go deep in conversation with him.

Known to us as one of the most respected and established DJs working in SF and the bay area, Sake is also very passionate about his city and the people that call it their home. As Facebook followers, we were aware of his consistent outspokenness towards social injustices, police brutality and equality, but really learned how and where that mind thought came to be. We were pleased to learn just how much time and energy Sake has spent volunteering and working for several community Continue reading

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

Episode #123 with Sammy Obeid

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Sammy Obeid (@SammyObeid)

How many consecutive days have you worked at your job, including weekends and holidays? Sammy Obeid has been performing stand up comedy sets for 900 consecutive nights (when we caught up with him) and is on his way to surpassing 1000 nights of comedy! He was cool enough to invite us down to Tommy T’s in Pleasanton, CA for his show and to podcast with us. Continue reading

Episode #122 with Lateef the Truthspeaker

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Lateef The Truthspeaker (@TruthspeakerHQ)

Lateef The Truthspeaker (@TruthspeakerHQ)

Our entire SPENTRadio crew, JD, BNos and BVanek were back in the studio together for the first time in a few shows. We were also joined by bay area hip hop artist Lateef the Truthspeaker (@TruthspeakerHQ). Like many of our recent guests we are fans of their work and their art, and jumped at the opportunity to get to know them a little more, along with our listeners, while sharing their stories with the world. Lateef is definitely one of those artists that we always wanted to learn a little more about.

JD and Lateef start the show with some sports talk, more specifically our Golden State Warriors and the NBA Playoff picture, NFL Draft, our “beloved” Oakland Raiders, the “coach killer” Alex Smith and the San Francisco 49ers. We know it’s been a while since JD has gotten in some quality sports talk on the show, and Lateef was able to keep up with the quick wit and knowledge and perspective of his own to offer. Continue reading

Episode #121 with Phesto from Souls of Mischief

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@Phestohierosoul

“B Squared” returned to the Hieroglyphics HQ building in Oakland, CA to have a conversation with Phesto from Souls of Mischief and Hieroglyphics. As long time HIERO fans, an ongoing talking point amongst JD and BNosanchuk was the mystery surrounding Phesto D. We were very interested in finding out more about the Souls of Mischief member. Continue reading

Episode #117 with Opio and Pep Love (First Light)

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Pep Love + Opio are First Light

Pep Love + Opio are First Light

As hip hop fans and long time Bay Area residents, we are very familiar with the Hieroglyphics; Souls of Mischief, (Tajai, Opio, A+, Phesto D) Casual, Pep Love, Domino and Del The Funky Homosapien. Not only are they independent music legends as a collective and artistic leaders, but they each have solo work collaborative work. Opio (@opiohierosom) and Pep Love (@PepLava) make up First Light the latest duo project to emerge from the Hieroglyphics crew.  Continue reading