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*VIDEO* Skywalkers and Pep Love LIVE at Brick and Mortar in San Francisco

By Bryan Nosanchuk

7/5/13
San Francisco, CA

Though I’ve only ever seen the Living Legends live only once, I’m a fan of several of the artists solo and side projects. I know the quality of hop hop that come from these artists including Sunspot Jonz. Its an easy sell for me when they’ve also got Hieroglyphics member, Pep Love on the bill. Sunspot teamed up with producer BOAC for this newest Skywalkers project.

It was also my first time to Brick and Mortar Music Hall. I’d heard of some of their recent problems with the city and wanted to see what all the fuss with the venue was all about. Pretty cool little place. I’d return to see another great show.

*VIDEO* Infinite LIVE at the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco

By Bryan Nosanchuk

July 21, 2013
San Francisco, CA

As a long time Felonious fan I was not going to miss out on Infinite’s first show as a solo artist. I’ve seen Infinite live in a few different capacities over the years including freestyle rap battles, beat boxing performances and with his band, Felonious. He called out to several of his musical contemporaries for their added performance support and it made for an incredibly memorable night.

All footage was shot on my iPhone 4s.

*VIDEO* Deltron3030 LIVE in San Francisco


6/24/13
San Francisco, CA

By Bryan Nosanchuk

For five nights in June, Converse celebrated five genres of music that represent San Francisco and its residents. The free concert series featured Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Juicy J, Hot Chip, Mastodon, Suicidal Tendencies, Blackalicious, Quicksand, and more. Each show took place at Slim’s in San Francisco.

I was lucky enough to find my way inside for the night headlined by Deltron3030. Delton consist of Del the Funky Homesapien, Dan the Automator and Kid Koala; a very rare trio of collaborators if there ever was. I’ve seen Del a few times both solo and with his Hieroglyphics crew, but its a different experience all together when he teams up with his Deltron brothers. 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