From The Archives: Alex Wiley & Kembe X (1/16/14)

This interview happened my last year of undergraduate at DePaul and it was my first time interviewing Alex or Kembe X outside of the blogging I used to do. Till this day this is one of my favorite interviews. This is a mix of serious questions, great humor, and a lot of fun.

Rich Jones (10/21/17)

We chop it up with MC, vocalist, organizer, and Chicago Hip-Hop ambassador- the homie Rich Jones. We discuss first meeting him a few years back and his early beginnings in music. We discuss anthems, Eminem, food, his monthly series All Smiles, his musical evolution, the Vegas EP, recent benefit show, and advocacy for the Chicago … More Rich Jones (10/21/17)

MFN MELO (10/21/17)

Pivot Gang reinforcer, MFN MELO swings by for his solo interview. We discuss his beginnings in music, meeting Pivot brethren Saba & Joseph Chilliams in high school. We talk Austin, not Steve Austin or Austin Texas, but the community Austin. We delve into the competitive nature of Pivot, basketball and Lakers fandom. In addition, we … More MFN MELO (10/21/17)

Melo Makes Music (9/30/17)

Chicago rapper/musician, Melo Makes Music swings by for an interview. We discuss the process of crafting his own sound, musical influences, growing up in the city of Chicago, college life, experiences touring with Taylor Bennett, horror films, personal philosophy, upcoming project, among several topics that he is passionate about. Songs listed Melo Makes Music- Sleepless … More Melo Makes Music (9/30/17)

Femdot (5/27/17)

Alejandro was able to chop it up with Chicago spitter and DePaul student Femdot. Since been a while since we last talked to him so we were able to talk about changes in his life following the release of his EP’s and LP. Aspirations following college graduation. Fem’s love of Harold’s, Uncle Remus, and Chicken … More Femdot (5/27/17)

Ric Wilson (4/1/17)

Ric Wilson is a 21-year-old Black Self-proclaimed Artist, Performer and Prison Abolitionist from the South-Side of Chicago. On August 30th, 2016 Ric dropped his EP “Soul Bounce” and following that weekend he performed at Northcoast Music Festival opening for BASSNECTAR on the Main Stage. Ric now continues to travel the city of Chicago and the … More Ric Wilson (4/1/17)

Kevin Coval (3/11/17)

As the artistic director Young Chicago Authors and one of the founders of Louder Than A Bomb, the largest youth poetry slam tournament in the world, our guest for today’s show has helped mentor a who’s who of Chicago’s top artists including Chance The Rapper, Noname, Mick Jenkins, Malcolm London, and Jamila Woods, Kevin Coval … More Kevin Coval (3/11/17)

C$ (3/4/17)

C$ (Pronounced C Money) is a Chicago- bred hip hop artist that is looking to become a huge part of the current Chicago hip-hop renaissance. Although C$ may be a fresh face to most, he has actually been doing music for over 5 years pairing up in hip-hop duo Super Fresh Bros. Back in June … More C$ (3/4/17)

Pursuit of Dopeness 5th Year Anniversary Show (2/25/17)

Alberto, Oscar, Alex, and Luis of Pursuit of Dopeness join us in celebrating POD’s 5th year anniversary. More on Pursuit of Dopeness below: Pursuit Of Dopeness is a blog based on the South Side of Chicago, co-founded by Alberto Marquez, Oscar Oliva Jr., and Alex Alcantar. Our team is composed of individuals that possess unique attributes, … More Pursuit of Dopeness 5th Year Anniversary Show (2/25/17)

L.A. VanGogh (2/11/17)

We have L.A. VanGogh in studio! We talk his latest music with the SafeNSound and Friends First EPs. We also dive deep into music influences, growing up in Dolton, making music visually, adjusting to different roles, development as a writer through literature and poetry, college, mental health awareness, cultural background, amongst many other topics in … More L.A. VanGogh (2/11/17)

Old Interview: Chris $pencer (Chris Crack & Vic Spencer) 2/16/16

We had the then newly formed duo Chris $pencer come in for an interview as we went over their Who The F Is Chris $pencer project and how the duo joined forces, amongst other topics. Hosts: Adan, Gerardo, Mario$pencer%20%5BChris%20Crack%20&%20Vic%20Spencer%5D%202_6_16.mp3

Pursuit of Dopeness Takeover Edition (1/21/17)

Oscar, Alberto, Alex, and Luis from Pursuit of Dopiness takeover The 5th Element HipHop show. The guys discuss 2017 predictions in music, upcoming films festivals, concerts, music docs on Netflix, Luis’s involvement with the 93 ’Til podcast, amongst other topics.