Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Nipsey Hussle.
While this is a Hip Hop show, Nipsey’s influence goes well beyond music. Yes, music was the foundation but his community minded, independent approach is what his legacy will be remembered for.
Starr Saxxxon and I hope that we were able to highlight some of that as we remember that impacted countless individuals.
Big June stops by to talk about his music and navigating the game hailing from San Diego, CA. Check his history and you will find that he is no stranger to the game. J asks him about challenges that he has faced and overcome and the love that he gets from his community. Big June gets his grind on and you will enjoy.
People on the outside looking in don’t focus on the business component of music. If an artist fails to devote enough time reading the fineprint it can set them back. Enter East Coast spitter Truth (@truthemcee ). As he prepares to release his new album, The Fight for Survival, he links up with J-Luv to talk about the importance of handling your business, following your gut and knowing when to accept help as you travel the music business highway. Truth is a fan of the Sweet Science and has co-signs from PF Cuttin, Large Professor and more. He is well versed in the boom bap sound has the heart of a champion.
Songs from Nipsey Hussle, Truth, Defari, Big June, Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Mazhe and more.
There are many ways to earn a living in Hip Hop. Emcee, producer, exec are just a few. Stix is a man that wears many hats. He has been instrumental in breaking artists behind the scenes and is no stranger to being an artist – nor to being on DubCNN.
Episode 203of Microphone Masters Radio Show has a unique twist. Special Guest DJ Dister (@disterberlin) stops by to talk about his new project, Sunset & Formosa. The Los Angeles by way of Berlin producer has worked with some Undergound Hip Hop luminaries like Masta Ace and Krs-One to name a few.A couple of weeks ago Jordan Thornton, a loyal Microphone Masters Radio listener asked J and Saxx if they would talk about the significance of WC and the MAAD Circles debut Ain’t A Damn Thang Changed. His request was born from a tribute the fellas did after the passing of West Coast pioneer and MAAD Circle member, DJ Crazy Toones. Well, Jordan you asked and J-Luv and Starr Saxxxon aim to please. They give a unique review of the project and its significance in a rare time in West Coast Hip Hop releases. Also, check out songs from Mega Ran (@megaran), Roqy Tyraid (@roqytyraid), Pennywise (@pennythagreat), MC Eiht, WC (@therealdubwc), E-40 (@e40), Planet Asia (@planetasia) TreHype and more.
Episode 202 sees J-Luv and Starr Saxxxon have a unique conversation, as this is the first MMR conversation with an artist that is currently incarcerated.
Lil Man opens up about his impending life sentence, the respect he continues to receive from the Bay Area Hip Hop community and what he has given up in the name of the Code of the Streets.
Southwest Hip Hop stand up! Runlike stops by to talk with with J about transitioning from being part of a group to being a solo artist and then a solo artist that is part of a Hip Hop Collective. The Arizona lyricist talks about why he chooses to create projects in the one emcee/one producer construct and shares what he has learned from his peers.
Check out songs from Brotha Lynch Hung, Evidence, Murs, Runlike, Yelawolf, Tristate and more.
Episode 201 of the Microphone Masters Radio Show with J-Luv and Starr Saxxxon sees the dynamic duo bring you a packed episode starting with special guest Ms. Toi.
You are most likely familiar with her from the infectious Ice Cube classic, You Can Do It and her scene stealing verse with Militia on the Burn (remix). She is still dropping heat both on the mic and making moves behind the scenes. She talks with J about her new music, maintaining focus and perseverance.
DubCNN regular and G-Funk pioneer Kokane returns to Microphone Masters to talk about two upcoming projects, Finger Roll and Like Daddy, Like Daughter, a collaborative project with his daughter Aanisah. The G-Funk king shares his thoughts on sticking to his sound, staying in the studio, investing in projects and more.
J asks Saxxx for his thoughts on the De La Soul versus Tommy Boy debate and his response is classic Starr Saxxxon. Laugh along as the fellas discuss LeBron, his show The Shop, Antonio Brown and Anthony Davis.
Check out songs from Ms. Toi, West Haven Blast, Kokane, Kurupt, Masta Ace, Short Khop, Janelle Monae, Fashawn, Tash, Evidence and more. This week’s soundbed provided by PhDBeats (@phdbeats).
For Episode 200 the fellas are joined by a veteran emcee, N.O.K. for this week’s show. The Arizona by way of the East Coast wordsmith is no stranger to wrecking mics, crafting quality albums and providing great visuals as well. He talks about his time in the game, losing and regaining the love for the grind, expanding into writing and directing videos and short films and more.