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.
Microphone Masters Radio Show with J-Luv and Starr Saxxxon. Episode 199 is packed and the fellas wouldn’t have it any other way. It is always special when Hip Hop legends stop by. J and Saxxx welcome a Microphone Masters friend of the show, MC Eiht. Saxxxon and the Compton O.G. talk about the return of Fila. He talks about his Bluestamp Music imprint including what will be a critical beatdown for 2019, the critical acclaim of his last project Which Way is West, his new podcast Stashspot and his life as a youth football coach for his son.
Episode 198 of the acclaimed Microphone Masters Radio Show features Bumpy Barz. The West Coast emcee talks about finding his rhythm in music and continually pushing himself to improve. His efforts to represent for his city of Inglewood with quality music is on full display.