• Episode 61 - Doc Wattson & RP of Greenlights Music

    No\\ek & Kno\\\sage welcome back to the show, Doc Wattson & RP to promote their new   / greenlightsmusicchi project "3am Smoke" - which will drop on vinyl & all DSPs next month....if you're in the Chicagoland area, see them perform at: May 19 (Whistler), May 30 (Liar's Club), June 7 (Shuga Records), & June 29 (606 Records)!

    51m - May 17, 2024
  • Episode 60 - Ronesh

    No\\ek & Kno\\\sage welcome   / roneshsofresh to the show....Ronesh is a producer & MC originally from the Chicago area - his new album Lead the Orchestra is out now on Filthe Records!

    54m - May 17, 2024
  • Episode 59 - from The D to Screwston w/Mal

    No\\ek & Kno\\\sage welcome   / liddell734   to the show - discuss all of his favorite music moments....including the first time he became a fan of Houston's own "Scarface"!

    1h 11m - May 17, 2024
  • Episode 58 - JayĀurā

    No\\ek & kno\\\sage welcome Neurodivergent Creative   / itsjayaura   to the show - to discuss the landscape of music/streaming nowadays with technology advancing or balancing being an artist and working full time.

    1h 1m - May 17, 2024
  • Episode 57 - Smoke Bonito is him!

    No\\ek & Kno\\\sage welcome Producer 🎛, Engineer🎚, Beat maker 🥁 -   / smokebonito   to the show….Smoke Bonito has produced for a bevy of artists which include: Video Dave, Iowa Rockwell, Surfboard C, Ari the Indigo, Chase Baby, Haze Carbajal, East Venti & many, many more!

    1h 21m - May 17, 2024
  • Episode 56 - ¥ultures 1 w/Jett

    No\\ek & Kno\\\sage welcome back Jett (from episode #26) to the podcast to discuss the Vultures #1 drop by ye & ty!

    1h 23m - May 17, 2024
  • Episode 55 - Explicit lyrics & kids w/Juan & Sam

    During Valentine's week - Kno\\\sage & Novek welcome /cainero & /samuelsantanajr, to discuss trying to censor music lyrics to the love's of their lives:their kiddos, lol

    38m - May 17, 2024
  • Episode 54 - Surfboard C

    No\\ek & Kno\\\sage welcome /cornellsurf to the show! Cornell Sanner, also known in the music world as Surfboard C, is a dynamic force in both the arts and business sectors. He's currently teaming up with renowned artists like Netherfriends, Chris Crack, Video Dave, and Smoke Bonito, showcasing his versatile talent in music collaboration. But that's not all - Cornell also dives into the realm of furniture and interior design, where he excels as a Marketing and Media Specialist. This all-around creative has an impressive portfolio of past clients, including Thought Catalog, Bravo (NBC), the University of Chicago, and Breakbeat Media. Notably, at Breakbeat Media, he was the driving force behind the audio production and AI aesthetic for the hit podcast 'Collect Calls with Suge Knight'. Cornell's diverse skills highlight his unique ability to blend creativity with professional expertise.

    57m - May 17, 2024
  • Episode 53 - SPIZM co-founder: Pablo

    No\\ek & Kno\\\sage welcome SPIZM's co-founder / juanshelby  to the show - SPIZM is an emotive synth core darkwave live drum and bass duo: / SPIZM. Spiz and Pablo have been rocking crowds for two decades and they created a cult following under the SPIZM moniker. SPIZM is located here in Chicago and Pablo is now based out of Japan. No distance can stop these guys from taking their music to the next level. So pull up a chair get ready to go on a musical journey with SPIZM

    53m - May 17, 2024
  • Episode 52 - BAMF BRATT & Rosie Roseli

    No\\ek & Kno\\\sage welcome BAMF BRATT to the show! BAMF BRATT wants to put out the best shit he can - quality music, cool clothes, and merch that mean something. Same goes with all of his art that represents him & da homiez....he's taking this expressive medium more serious these days. Life's been crazy, but he's still laughing shit off. Gotta make the moves count & he wants quality + success for all his friends / collaborators, such as Agent Bignut and Rosie Roseli of Venus Overdrive.

    1h 0m - May 16, 2024
  • Episode 51 - Topher Grey

    No\\ek & Kno\\\sage welcome Topher Grey to the show. Topher is a writer who translates his deepest thoughts and philosophies through different mediums such as music, photography, design and his podcast. Please check Topher out on Instagram and Bandcamp

    HipPodHedz cover art & intro music by: C.Alba-Garner

    50m - May 16, 2024
  • Episode 50 - (vol. 2) - Ferg & Truth

    Novek & KNO\\\SAGE welcome back audio/engineer Truth to the podcast - to continue the discussion on his two “Bounce” collab projects….with friend of the show:   / jasonfergmusic  

    A native of Chicago, Jason grew up surrounded by music on both sides of his family, within the church, and through cultural emersion in the city's vast musical heritage. It was in Chicago where he founded a music ministry, set up a home-based recording studio, and began to forge his own musical identity. Supporting others and sharing the power of music, he established Jason Ferg Music, LLC to more effectively produce his own original music and provide live music for events, offer consulting services to emerging artists, and deliver music-centered, personal development workshops and programs for all ages and backgrounds.

    Jason is also an Emergency Manager. He holds a master’s degree in public health and has 20 years of career experience. Over the years, he has fostered safe, healthy, and vibrant communities on university campuses; helped military veterans reintegrate into civilian life by training them for domestic and international disaster response missions; and assisted communities in the cycle of preparing for, responding to, recovering from, and mitigating against disasters of all types.

    1h 9m - Dec 31, 2023
  • Episode 49 - (vol. 1) - Ferg & Truth

    Novek & KNO\\\SAGE welcome audio/engineer Truth to the podcast - to discuss his two “Bounce” collab projects….with friend of the show:   / jasonfergmusic  

    Jason Ferg (Ferguson) is a music artist, songwriter, and producer whose music embodies the tenets of living life fully, celebrating family, creating community, and rising above the adverse effects of life's challenges through the power of faith. He is an independent artist who enjoys the creative freedom of releasing music that is true to his perspective and authentic expression.

    Jason has performed live at a growing list of music venues, community festivals, and special events nationwide and has served as a collaborator and consultant to a host of fellow artists.

    1h 6m - Dec 31, 2023
  • Episode 48 - Sports God Ed

    Novek & KNO\\\SAGE welcome west coast native….Dr., prof. & dad Sports God Ed (  / sportsgoded  ) - to talk basketball, business strategies, life struggles and other rap/hip-hop inspired topics.

    1h 3m - Dec 31, 2023
  • Episode 47 - (the B side) - Peripheral's top 5 rap soundtracks (#4-5)

    Novek & Know Sage continue the discussion with Peripheral AKA Vance (  / vance_asprer_photography  ) - to discuss his favorite hip-hop/rap movie soundtracks. The last episode he listed his choices 1 through 3, and on this concluding podcast discussion...Vance brings up his last 2 picks on his list.

    Vance was a contributing writer in the early 2000s for URB (https://urbmagazine.substack.com/) & Stress (https://grandgood.com/2008/11/19/stre...) magazines….and https://HipHopElements.com/. His main focus was on hip-hop reviews. He also interviewed Bahamadia, J-Live for these magazines and other publications.

    54m - Dec 31, 2023
  • Episode 46 - (side A) - Peripheral's top 5 rap soundtracks (#1-3)

    Novek & Know Sage welcome Peripheral AKA Vance (  / vance_asprer_photography  ) to discuss his favorite hip-hop/rap movie soundtracks - Vance was a contributing writer in the early 2000s for URB (https://urbmagazine.substack.com/) & STRess (http://hiphop-thegoldenera.blogspot.c...) magazines….and https://HipHopElements.com/. His main focus was on hip-hop reviews. He also interviewed Bahamadia, J-Live for these magazines and other publications.

    48m - Dec 31, 2023
  • Episode 45 - (part two of "Lead By Example" founder) - featuring Q

    This is part 2 of the episode 44 conversation, of Know Sage & Novek....with Lead by Example founder (  / youleadbyexample  ) - also with frequent contributor to the show, Q!

    49m - Dec 31, 2023
  • Episode 44 - (part one) - founder of "Lead by Example"

    EMPOWER YOURSELF, YOU DESERVE IT! Know Sage & Novek welcome Marlowe Soriano owner of   / youleadbyexample   - Lead by Example isn't just a brand, it's a lifestyle. Wear the apparel as a symbol of your commitment to positively influencing others by your actions on a daily basis...empowering people to be LEADERS through their actions and behaviors.

    57m - Dec 31, 2023
  • Episode 43 - El Cybervato & MC Advizer of Oddjobs/Kill the Vultures

    KNO\\\SAGE & Novek welcome Adam (Advizer) and Roberto (Cybervato)!

    Roberto (El Cybervato) is an interdisciplinary performance artist and educator. Sifuente’s projects include: #exsanguination, a collaboration with new media artist jonCates and Aram Han Sifuentes (2016-2019); “Reculmulations: Digital Avatars and Performance objects,” a collaboration with digital artist Claudia Hart and composer Edmund Campion (Black and White Gallery NYC).

    As co-founder of the San Francisco based performance troupe La Pocha Nostra, he has performed and conducted workshops with La Pocha across the US, Canada, Europe and Latin America. Sifuentes has co-authored two books with Guilermo Gomez-Peña; most recently “Exercises for Rebel Artists: Radical Performance Pedagogy” Routledge 2011. As a performance pedagogue, he has been Artistic Director of the Trinity College/La MaMa Performing Arts Program NYC. Sifuentes is currently Professor of performance at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

    The 1990s saw hip-hop's influence extend well beyond the confines of the traditional large metropolitan areas (New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Atlanta, et al.), initially spreading into the suburbs, where it infiltrated every socio-economic strata and crossed every cultural boundary, then ultimately found its way into smaller regional niches, such as, in the case of the progressive rap combo Oddjobs, Minneapolis and St. Paul. With the equally forward-looking artists of the Rhymesayers Entertainment enterprise, the group not only helped to put Minnesota on the hip-hop map but, inspired by previous mavericks like De La Soul, the Beastie Boys, Hieroglyphics, and Freestyle Fellowship, also helped to tie rap's coastal-based, old-school past with its visionary, postmodern, untethered future.

    The individuals who would eventually form the official Oddjobs lineup originally came together in 1996 as members of the 30-odd-strong Cases of Mistaken Identity (CMI) collective, a rotating cadre of rappers, DJs, b-boys, and graffiti writers drawn mostly from a pair of local high schools. By 1998, Minneapolis MCs Advizer (Adam Waytz) and Crescent Moon (Alexei Casselle), and St. Paul producers/DJs Anatomy (Stephen Lewis) and Deetalx (Devon Callahan), had gravitated toward one another and began performing together at all-ages venues as Oddjobs, occasionally backed live by local band Heiruspecs. Not long thereafter, the group released its first tape, Case Studies, with CMI and began to earn a measure of local exposure. The foursome's entrée into more widespread underground circles came the next year with its debut indie full-length, Conflict and Compromise. They attracted even more notice within the hip-hop community after Crescent Moon's strong showing at the battle competition of the 1999 Scribble Jam, and via his frequent spot as an auxiliary MC for Eyedea + Abilities of Rhymesayers fame. Advizer and Deetalx made the move to Brooklyn in the fall of that year to attend college, but the members kept Oddjobs alive via tapes, telephone calls, and commutes, resulting in the 2000 EP Absorbing Playtime. At around the same time, the Funboy EP was pressed in a limited edition of 5000 and officially released only in Japan. (It quickly began making the rounds in the United States as a bootleg.) Across the Tracks, a Deetalx mix CD, and Live at the Bryant Lake Bowl, with Chicago's Typical Cats and Heiruspecs, both appeared in 2001.

    The full CMI crew -- by that time down to Oddjobs and MCs Nomi and Naimles -- had planned to follow with a full-length project. Instead Nomi (Mario Demira) joined as an official member (CMI Productions became the business front for the group), and the three remaining Minnesotans made the final move to New York the following autumn. Success and respect came surprisingly quickly for the quintet in the Big Apple. Its 12" single "Blue Collar Holler" rose to the sixth spot on the CMJ college radio chart. (A subsequent remix of the song attracted guest appearances from Aesop Rock and Vast of Cannibal Ox.) Oddjobs shared stages with or opened for De La Soul, DJ Shadow, Blackalicious, El-P, and Atmosphere, among others. In 2002 the crew released its first nationally distributed full-length, Drums, on its own indie startup label Third Earth Music. The album was lauded by fans, fellow rappers, and critics alike. They briefly partnered with Eyedea for the extremely rare toss-off cassette Whereabouts of Hidden Bridges. The collaboration also accounted for a track on the next official Oddjobs recording, the six-song The Shopkeeper's Wife EP, released in the spring of 2003. ~ Stanton Swihart

    58m - Dec 31, 2023
  • Episode 42 - Video Dave

    Know Sage & Novek welcome the legendary Video Dave (  / video_dave  ) - a Chicago-bred rapper [of the 3rdEyelanders collective....and frequent collaborator with   / open_mike_eagle  ] TV producer, beat maker and writer. A true multi-hyphenate artist, he has had a creative hand in seemingly disparate corners of modern-day culture. From reality TV shows, to Prince performing at the SuperBowl, somehow Dave has a connection.

    His latest album with Controller 7, ArticulatedTexTiles is a window into his world of ideas and memories.

    1h 17m - Dec 31, 2023
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