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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 #118 with Z-Trip

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Z-Trip (@ztrip)

Z-Trip (@ztrip)

Ladies and gentlemen, we got Z-Trip.

BNos and Bvan aka “B Squared” sat down with the one and only Z-Trip while he was in town before his show at The New Parish in Oakland, CA. 

Z talked to us about what it meant to return to and perform in Oakland, and even let us in on the fact that he was very close to moving to Northern California at one time. We touched on his recent big Grammy performance with LL Cool J. He broke down how that all came together quickly and even spoke on working with LL for the past few years. 

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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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*VIDEO* Pass the Peas: Z-Trip

3/1/13

Oakland CA

By Bryan Nosanchuk (@BNosanchuk) and Brian Vanek (@BVan3d)

Z-Trip plays and performs in the bay area a couple times a year, but it’s been several years since he’s come to the city of Oakland. If you’re familar with Z-Trip you already know the calibur of DJ he is. If you’re unfamilar Z-Trip brings an old school true analog feel and flavor while still pushing boundries and having fun with his music choices. Continue reading