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Hosted by music/pop culture journalist Kelly "K-Fresh" Frazier, Fresh is the Word aims to tell the stories from a variety of different voices including women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community through the artistic lens of pop culture. Joined by comic creators, authors, actors, comedians, photographers, sex workers, scientists, athletes, and even other podcasters, we talk about many topics including overcoming creative obstacles, representation in the arts, gender and sexuality issues, LGBTQ issues, and other topics adjacent to lifestyle and pop culture.
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On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. On this episode, we feature another wrestler featured at the Olde Wrestling event in Detroit on March 30th, their champion Matt Cross. Now Cross isn't just the Olde Wrestling champion, he is a wrestler known throughout the world, most notably as Son of Havoc in Lucha Underground. During our interview, we talk about how he got his start in wrestling, working with Olde Wrestling, the punk rock lifestyle he lives as a wrestler, his Wrestling Is Forever clothing company, how he's been able to make a career worldwide as a wrestler, and how he opened up avenues for wrestling in many parts of the world where wrestling was vastly ignored. This was one of the best chats I've had about wrestling ever. Follow Matt Cross: Web: wrestlingisforever.com Instagram: instagram.com/mdoggmattcross Twitter: twitter.com/MDoggMattCross Facebook: facebook.com/mdoggmattcross Follow Olde Wrestling: Web: oldewrestling.com Twitter: twitter.com/oldewrestling Facebook: facebook.com/oldewrestling YouTube: youtube.com/user/oldewrestling Instagram: instagram.com/oldewrestling THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/message
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode's guest is Vita Ayala, who is a queer non-binary Afro-Latinx comic writer from New York City. As quoted from Vita's Twitter, "Queer & Brown is my brand". Ayala has written some franchise stuff (DC, Marvel, Valiant), and some creator owned stuff (The Wilds, Submerged) in many genres (Horror, YA, Superhero, Thriller, Drama, Romance). You can currently catch Vita's run on comics like Valiant's Livewire or Black Mask's Black AF: Devil's Dye. During our chat, we talked about writing authentic dialogue, how she got started writing comic books, the collaborative effort of making comics, how a good editor improves your work, Black AF: Devil's Dye, The Wilds, representation of marginalized groups in comics, women's role in the comic book industry, Livewire, about being a wrestling fan, and the music she listens to! Follow Vita Ayala: Twitter: twitter.com/definitelyvita Facebook: facebook.com/vita.ayala Instagram: instagram.com/definitelyvita Patreon: patreon.com/vitaayala Comixology: comixology.com THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com, Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/message
The guest for this episode is Prika Amaral, co-founder and guitarist of all-women thrash metal band NERVOSA. They have a new album Perpetual Chaos available now via Napalm Records. Originating in Brazil, Nervosa has a whole new line-up – featuring Prika along talented new members Diva Satanica on vocals, Mia Wallace on bass, and Eleni Nota on drums - all hailing from various parts of Europe. Nervosa has a series of videos on their YouTube page to get everyone up to speed and introduce you to the new members. During our chat, we talk about the new album with a new lineup, being a role model to young women, and the realities living in Brazil, along with so much more.  Purchase/Stream Perpetual Chaos and Nervosa Merch: nervosastore.com/all-links Follow Prika Amaral: Twitter: twitter.com/prikanervosa Facebook: facebook.com/prikaamaral Instagram: instagram.com/prikaamaral YouTube: youtube.com/prikaamaral Follow Nervosa: Web: nervosaofficial.com Twitter: twitter.com/nervosathrash Facebook: facebook.com/nervosa Instagram: instagram.com/nervosathrash YouTube: youtube.com/c/nervosathrash SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW FRESH IS THE WORD: Subscribe on all major streaming platforms. Please rate and review on Apple Podcast and Stitcher. List of where Fresh is the Word streams: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcast or just search “Fresh is the Word”. Also available on IHeartRadio. THEME MUSIC Courtesy of STEVE O. Check out more music at eyeamsteveo.bandcamp.com. Support via Patreon If you want to support Fresh is the Word, please consider pledging via Patreon at Patreon.com/freshistheword. Support via Paypal If you don’t want to do Patreon, you can donate via Paypal: PayPal.Me/kfreshistheword --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/message
The guest for this episode is scholar, feminist, and author Jane Ward, who is professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at University of California Riverside, where she teaches courses in feminist, queer, and heterosexuality studies. She has written many books including NOT GAY: Sex Between Straight White Men and Respectably Queer, along with her latest title The Tragedy of Heterosexuality. During our chat, we talked about The Tragedy of Heterosexuality along how freeing it can be to explore and accept one’s sexual and gender identities, along with so much more. PURCHASE: bookshop.org Follow Jane Ward: Web: janewardphd.com Twitter: twitter.com/thequeerjane SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW FRESH IS THE WORD: Subscribe on all major streaming platforms. Please rate and review on Apple Podcast and Stitcher. List of where Fresh is the Word streams: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcast or just search “Fresh is the Word”. Also available on IHeartRadio. THEME MUSIC Courtesy of STEVE O. Check out more music at eyeamsteveo.bandcamp.com. Support via Patreon If you want to support Fresh is the Word, please consider pledging via Patreon at Patreon.com/freshistheword. Support via Paypal If you don’t want to do Patreon, you can donate via Paypal: PayPal.Me/kfreshistheword --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/message
The guest for this episode is trumpet player, cartoonist, composer, and educator Dave Chisholm, whose latest work is Chasin’ the Bird: Charlie Parker in California — a 144-page graphic novel (via Z2 Comics) commissioned by the Parker estate in celebration of Bird’s Centennial showcasing a stretch of time the infamous jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker spent in California. During our conversation, we talked about how this idea took shape and what sort of research went into developing this graphic novel. We also talked about his music background and how he was able to combine that with comics, along with so much more. BUY: bookshop.org Follow Dave Chisholm: Web: davechisholmmusic.com Facebook: facebook.com/davechisholmmusicandcomics Twitter: twitter.com/chisholmdave Instagram: instagram.com/thedavechisholm Linktree: linktr.ee/thedavechisholm SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW FRESH IS THE WORD: Subscribe on all major streaming platforms. Please rate and review on Apple Podcast and Stitcher. List of where Fresh is the Word streams: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcast or just search “Fresh is the Word”. Also available on IHeartRadio. THEME MUSIC Courtesy of STEVE O. Check out more music at eyeamsteveo.bandcamp.com. Support via Patreon If you want to support Fresh is the Word, please consider pledging via Patreon at Patreon.com/freshistheword. Support via Paypal If you don’t want to do Patreon, you can donate via Paypal: PayPal.Me/kfreshistheword --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/message
The guest for this episode Kenny Keil, artist and author of the graphic novel Smoove City, a story of four best friends as they try to make their journey towards boy band stardom. As an ode to 90s R&B music, Smoove City not only grasp the joy we all have from that special time of R&B music from the 90s as hip-hop made its influence on the genre, but it also shows the downfalls that happen during that journey, both personally and professionally. Equally comical and heartfelt, Smoove City is nostalgic, but with timeless themes. Kenny Keil is an artist and writer whose work crosses a spectrum of music, comics, and comedy, appearing everywhere from MAD Magazine and comic books to VIBE Magazine and music videos. During our chat, we talk about his motivation in making Smoove City along with his process creating it. We also talk about what music we both like and what music influenced Smoove City. BUY THIS BOOK: bookshop.org Follow Kenny Keil: Website: kennykeil.com Twitter: twitter.com/kennykeil Facebook: facebook.com/kennykeil Instagram: instagram.com/kennykeil SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW FRESH IS THE WORD: Subscribe on all major streaming platforms. Please rate and review on Apple Podcast and Stitcher. List of where Fresh is the Word streams: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcast or just search “Fresh is the Word”. Also available on IHeartRadio. THEME MUSIC Courtesy of STEVE O. Check out more music at eyeamsteveo.bandcamp.com. Support via Patreon If you want to support Fresh is the Word, please consider pledging via Patreon at Patreon.com/freshistheword. Support via Paypal If you don’t want to do Patreon, you can donate via Paypal: PayPal.Me/kfreshistheword --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/message
The guest for this episode is Rick Spears, author of the YA graphic novel My Riot, recently released via Oni Press. My Riot, created along with artist Emmett Helen, is a riot grrrl story set in 1981 with its main character, a teenager named Val, struggling with finding her own identity while facing the pressures of conformity. It’s a story about how the counter cultures of our society have been influential to the people that we would later become. Rick Spears has written numerous graphic novels and comic including Teenagers From Mars, Black Metal, and The Auteur. He’s also written for film, television, and directed a handful of award-winning short films. During our conversation, we talked about the making of My Riot, keeping the authenticity of the riot grrrl movement, how this story relates to the culture now, and why he wanted to tell this story is specific way. Purchase My Riot: Bookshop | Oni Press Follow Rick Spears: Instagram: instagram.com/rck_sprs Twitter: twitter.com/RickSpears SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW FRESH IS THE WORD: Subscribe on all major streaming platforms. Please rate and review on Apple Podcast and Stitcher. List of where Fresh is the Word streams: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcast or just search “Fresh is the Word”. Also available on IHeartRadio. THEME MUSIC Courtesy of STEVE O. Check out more music at eyeamsteveo.bandcamp.com. Support via Patreon If you want to support Fresh is the Word, please consider pledging via Patreon at Patreon.com/freshistheword. Support via Paypal If you don’t want to do Patreon, you can donate via Paypal: PayPal.Me/kfreshistheword --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/message
The guest for this episode is Richard Sjunnesson, vocalist of the Swedish melodic death metal band The Unguided, and they just released their new full-length album Father Shadow via Napalm Records. We get into how the band functions, fine tuning their method of operation of writing and recording the new album after a history of lineup changes and The Unguided being birthed out of Richard and Roger Sjunnesson’s previous band Sonic Syndicate. With Father Shadow, The Unguided go back to their harder roots blurring the lines between a melodic death metal and metalcore sound. And for a treat to their old fans, they even did cover versions of their own classic Sonic Syndicate tracks “Jailbreak”, “Denied” and “Jack of Diamonds”. Purchase/Stream Father Shadow: smarturl.it/FatherShadow The Unguided: Richard Sjunnesson – Vocals Jonathan Thorpenberg – Vocals / Guitars Roger Sjunnesson – Guitars Richard Schill – Drums Follow The Unguided: Website: theunguided.com Instagram: instagram.com/the_unguided Facebook: facebook.com/TheUnguided Twitter: twitter.com/the_unguided YouTube: youtube.com/user/TheUnguidedTV SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW FRESH IS THE WORD: Subscribe on all major streaming platforms. Please rate and review on Apple Podcast and Stitcher. List of where Fresh is the Word streams: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcast or just search “Fresh is the Word”. Also available on IHeartRadio. THEME MUSIC Courtesy of STEVE O. Check out more music at eyeamsteveo.bandcamp.com. Support via Patreon If you want to support Fresh is the Word, please consider pledging via Patreon at Patreon.com/freshistheword. Support via Paypal If you don’t want to do Patreon, you can donate via Paypal: PayPal.Me/kfreshistheword --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/message
The guests for this episode are Billy Obey, Joey Black, and Lee Carver, the Horrorcore Hip-Hop trio from Ohio known as Alla Xul Elu making their return to Fresh is the Word to talk about all sorts of gross and horrific things, including their new album MauXuLeum, out now via Majik Ninja Entertainment. The new album is produced entirely by Detroit’s own Slasher Dave (producer of late 70s/early 80s influenced original instrumental horror/exploitation soundtrack music and member of metal band Acid Witch), so we talk about how it is to work with one producer for a whole album as we go track-by-track through MauXuLeum. We also talk about our favorite spooky tunes and horror flicks. It’s always crazy shenanigans when I have these Xuligans on the show. Stream/Purchase MauXuLeum: linktr.ee/allaxulelu Follow Alla Xul Elu: Website: longliveevil.com Webstore: longliveevil.bigcartel.com Instagram: instagram.com/allaxulelu Facebook: facebook.com/allaxulelu Twitch: twitch.tv/allaxulelu SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW FRESH IS THE WORD: Subscribe on all major streaming platforms. Please rate and review on Apple Podcast and Stitcher. List of where Fresh is the Word streams: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcast or just search “Fresh is the Word”. Also available on IHeartRadio. THEME MUSIC Courtesy of STEVE O. Check out more music at eyeamsteveo.bandcamp.com. Support via Patreon If you want to support Fresh is the Word, please consider pledging via Patreon at Patreon.com/freshistheword. Support via Paypal If you don’t want to do Patreon, you can donate via Paypal: PayPal.Me/kfreshistheword --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/message
The guest for this episode is Fenrier, drummer the Pagan Metal band Varg from Coburg, Germany, who just released a new album Zeichen via Napalm Records. With this seventh full length release, Varg go back to their Pagan Metal roots, and in my discussion with Fenrier, we talk about the band’s vision for this album and their origins. We also go into Pagan history and how that is perceived in Germany, along with how his home place has been dealing with the pandemic along with social issues like the Black Lives Matter movement. It was great to almost exchange notes on the similarities and differences between our respective societal and political climates. It’s always fun to learn about different cultures through music and this episode with Fenrier is a good piece of education. Purchase Zeichen: smarturl.it/Zeichen-NPR Official Varg Shop: varg-shop.de VARG are: Freki – vocals, guitar Fenrier – drums Garm – rhythm guitar Morkai – lead guitar Follow Varg: Website: schildfront.de Facebook: facebook.com/VargOfficial Instagram: instagram.com/vargofficial YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCsbks3dTaEti5H1bFx33sbA SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW FRESH IS THE WORD: Subscribe on all major streaming platforms. Please rate and review on Apple Podcast and Stitcher. List of where Fresh is the Word streams: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcast or just search “Fresh is the Word”. Also available on IHeartRadio. THEME MUSIC Courtesy of STEVE O. Check out more music at eyeamsteveo.bandcamp.com. Support via Patreon If you want to support Fresh is the Word, please consider pledging via Patreon at Patreon.com/freshistheword. Support via Paypal If you don’t want to do Patreon, you can donate via Paypal: PayPal.Me/kfreshistheword --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/message
The guest for this episode is global DJ, cultural ambassador, foodie and pop culture preserver, and Rock Steady Crew member, Skeme Richards, and you can read and listen to all his experiences online at his Nostalgia King website. He recently dropped a new vinyl only (NO DIGITAL) 7″ for “Rock Latin Steady” b/w “Bimbo To The Beat” via RBMBoots that sold out quickly. During our conversation, we talked about all his experiences traveling the world as a DJ and the types of relationships he has been able to form. We also talk about what it means to be a DJ during a pandemic and some advice about what other DJs can do during this time when the whole event industry is on lockdown. Plus, we take a dive into his past and talk about first becoming a DJ as a kid and eventually joining the legendary Rock Steady Crew. Be sure to check out Skeme’s streaming platform on nerve.fm/skemerichards. Follow Skeme Richards: Website: nostalgiaking.com Twitter: twitter.com/hotpeasandbutta Facebook: facebook.com/DJSkemeRichardsOfficial Instagram: instagram.com/skemerichards Nerve: nerve.fm/skemerichards SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW FRESH IS THE WORD: Subscribe on all major streaming platforms. Please rate and review on Apple Podcast and Stitcher. List of where Fresh is the Word streams: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcast or just search “Fresh is the Word”. Also available on IHeartRadio. THEME MUSIC Courtesy of STEVE O. Check out more music at eyeamsteveo.bandcamp.com. Support via Patreon If you want to support Fresh is the Word, please consider pledging via Patreon at Patreon.com/freshistheword. Support via Paypal If you don’t want to do Patreon, you can donate via Paypal: PayPal.Me/kfreshistheword --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/message
The guest for this episode is the Oregon-born, Los Angeles-based DJ and producer LP Giobbi. She just released her new EP Playing My Role (featuring Hermixalot) via Thrive Music, the follow up to her summer club smash “Meet Again” (featuring Little Boots). LP is co-owner of Animal Talk, a hybrid publishing company (a joint venture with Third Side Music), event brand, traveling party and artist collective she co-founded with GRAMMY-nominated electronic duo SOFI TUKKER. LP also founded FEMME HOUSE, an educational platform created to address the lack of representation and equity in electronic music by empowering women to learn the language of the studio. During our chat, we talked about her upbringing in music, becoming a DJ and producer, and linking up with SOFI TUKKER. We also get into her motivation in starting FEMME HOUSE and the reasons it important to continuously fight for representation and equity in electronic music. Stream/Purchase Playing My Role: thrive.fanlink.to/PlayingMyRole Follow LP Giobbi: Website: lpgiobbi.com Instagram: instagram.com/lpgiobbi Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/lpgiobbi Facebook: facebook.com/LPGiobbi Twitter: twitter.com/lpgiobbi SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW FRESH IS THE WORD: Subscribe on all major streaming platforms. Please rate and review on Apple Podcast and Stitcher. List of where Fresh is the Word streams: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcast or just search “Fresh is the Word”. Also available on IHeartRadio. THEME MUSIC Courtesy of STEVE O. Check out more music at eyeamsteveo.bandcamp.com. Support via Patreon If you want to support Fresh is the Word, please consider pledging via Patreon at Patreon.com/freshistheword. Support via Paypal If you don’t want to do Patreon, you can donate via Paypal: PayPal.Me/kfreshistheword --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/message
The guest for this episode is Grammy Award winning Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and producer Sly5thAve, who just released his new album What It Is via Tru Thoughts. We do on a track-by-track breakdown of the new album and how his musical upbringing influences his work. We also talk about his move to New York over a decade ago where he found a home at The Clubhouse (AKA The Clubcasa or BKLN1834), home to a host of New York talent, along with the making of his critically acclaimed project The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute to Dr. Dre. Stream/Purchase What It Is: truthoughts.ffm.to/whatitis Follow Sly5thAve: Website: sly5thave.com Facebook: facebook.com/sly5thave Twitter: twitter.com/Sly5thAve Instagram: instagram.com/sly5thave SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW FRESH IS THE WORD: Subscribe on all major streaming platforms. Please rate and review on Apple Podcast and Stitcher. List of where Fresh is the Word streams: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcast or just search “Fresh is the Word”. Also available on IHeartRadio. THEME MUSIC Courtesy of STEVE O. Check out more music at eyeamsteveo.bandcamp.com. Support via Patreon If you want to support Fresh is the Word, please consider pledging via Patreon at Patreon.com/freshistheword. Support via Paypal If you don’t want to do Patreon, you can donate via Paypal: PayPal.Me/kfreshistheword --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/message
The guest for this episode are are Kiarely Castillo and Kristen Sturgis, members of the metalcore band Conquer Divide. Recently, they released their first single in five years with the song “Chemicals” along with a cover of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy”. We talk about coming back together to make music again and where everyone in the band is in life, along with my obsession with their song “What’s Left Inside” from their debut album. We also talk about how they have been dealing with the pandemic, both personally and as a band. Stream/Purchase “Chemicals”: conquerdivide.bandcamp.com SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW FRESH IS THE WORD: Subscribe on all major streaming platforms. Please rate and review on Apple Podcast and Stitcher. List of where Fresh is the Word streams: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcast or just search “Fresh is the Word”. Also available on IHeartRadio. THEME MUSIC Courtesy of STEVE O. Check out more music at eyeamsteveo.bandcamp.com. Support via Patreon If you want to support Fresh is the Word, please consider pledging via Patreon at Patreon.com/freshistheword. Support via Paypal If you don’t want to do Patreon, you can donate via Paypal: PayPal.Me/kfreshistheword --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/message
(Photo Credit: Tay Lee Photography, IG: @tayleephotos) The guest for this episode is Cammie Gilbert vocalist of the Houston prog metal band Oceans of Slumber. They just released their newest self-titled album this past Friday via Century Media Records. We talk about the new album, the importance of being a Black woman fronting metal band, her musical influences, the cathartic nature of heavy metal, releasing this album during the Black Lives Matter movement. Stream/Purchase Oceans of Slumber: oceansofslumber.lnk.to/OceansOfSlumberFA Follow Oceans of Slumber: Instagram: instagram.com/oceansofslumber Facebook: facebook.com/oceansofslumber Linktree: linktr.ee/oceans_of_slumber SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW FRESH IS THE WORD: Subscribe on all major streaming platforms. Please rate and review on Apple Podcast and Stitcher. List of where Fresh is the Word streams: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcast or just search “Fresh is the Word”. Also available on IHeartRadio. THEME MUSIC Courtesy of STEVE O. Check out more music at eyeamsteveo.bandcamp.com. Support via Patreon If you want to support Fresh is the Word, please consider pledging via Patreon at Patreon.com/freshistheword. Support via Paypal If you don’t want to do Patreon, you can donate via Paypal: PayPal.Me/kfreshistheword --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/message
The guest for this episode is Meryem Saci, who is a soulful singer, songwriter, and emcee raised in Algeria and escaped as a refugee to Canada back in 2000. Based in Montreal, she has a new EP titled All in that she released via her Bandcamp back in May. During our chat, we talked about growing up in Alergia and what finally caused her to flee from her wartorn home with her family to Canada. We also talk about her music upbringing, her influences, and about her new EP. Stream/Purchase All In: ffm.to/meryemsaci_all_in Follow Meryem Saci: Website: meryemsaci.com Facebook: facebook.com/meryemsacimusic Instagram: instagram.com/meryemsaci Twitter: twitter.com/MeryemSaci SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW FRESH IS THE WORD: Subscribe on all major streaming platforms. Please rate and review on Apple Podcast and Stitcher. List of where Fresh is the Word streams: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcast or just search “Fresh is the Word”. Also available on IHeartRadio. THEME MUSIC Courtesy of STEVE O. Check out more music at eyeamsteveo.bandcamp.com. Support via Patreon If you want to support Fresh is the Word, please consider pledging via Patreon at Patreon.com/freshistheword. Support via Paypal If you don’t want to do Patreon, you can donate via Paypal: PayPal.Me/kfreshistheword --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/message
The guest for this episode is Drew Dixon, the accomplished former Vice President of A&R at Arista Records, a former Director of A&R at Def Jam Recordings, the former General Manager of John Legend’s independent label Homeschool Records, and the former manager of recording artist Estelle. Dixon is the center subject of the HBO Max Docuseries On The Record, which presents her powerful haunting story as she grapples with her decision to become one of the first women of color, in the wake of #MeToo, to come forward and publicly accuse hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of sexual assault. It also features the stories of other women accusing Simmons of sexual assault too including founding member of the first all-female DJ and rap group “Mercedes Ladies” Sheri Sher and former model, now domestic violence awareness activist Sil Lai Abrams. The film also dives into the abuse she suffered from L.A. Reid during her time at Arista. We talk about the documentary, along with her impact on the music industry including her work on projects like Method Man & Mary J. Blige‘s “I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need to Get By”, The Show Soundtrack, Q-Tip‘s Amplified LP, and Estelle’s ‎Shine LP. We also talk about how the subject of racism, colorism, misogyny, and rape culture are present in our culture. TRIGGER WARNING: There is discussion of rape and abuse in this episode. Links to subjects mentioned in this episode and other resources: – Sheri Sher: Twitter | Instagram – Sil Lai Abrams: Website | Twitter – On The Record (HBO Max Docuseries): hbomax.com/on-the-record – Drew Dixon’s Impact Spotify Playlist – It’s Time to Stop Treating Black Female Survivors of Sexual Assault as Race Traitors (Marie Claire article by Sil Lai Abrams) – ‘You Can’t Escape Him, He’s Ubiquitous’ (Interview with Sil Lai Abrams by Shamira Ibrahim for TheCut.com) – Ella Wylde on Spotify – Ella Wylde on Instagram (@ellawylde) Follow Drew Dixon: Twitter: twitter.com/deardrewdixon Instagram: instagram.com/deardrewdixon SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW FRESH IS THE WORD: Subscribe on all major streaming platforms. Please rate and review on Apple Podcast and Stitcher. List of where Fresh is the Word streams: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcast. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/message
The guest for this episode is comic book creator and writer Todd Black, who just launched a Kickstarter campaign for issue #3 of his anime-style comic Tokyo Blade Detectives. We talk about the origins of this story and where the idea came from, along with so much more about the making of this comic. We also get into his love of All Elite Wrestling and the short comic book he created about AEW. Tokyo Blade Detectives #3 Kickstarter Link: kck.st/3gdOBsl Links Mentioned in Episode: – Dan Charnas (Author, The Big Payback) – dancharnas.com – Fresh is the Word Unboxing #1 – Offensive Crayons: Porn Pack – K-Fresh’s Music Collection on Discogs Follow Todd Black: Twitter: twitter.com/Guardians_Comic Instagram: instagram.com/guardians_comic Facebook: facebook.com/authortoddblack SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW FRESH IS THE WORD: Subscribe on all major streaming platforms. Please rate and review on Apple Podcast and Stitcher. List of where Fresh is the Word streams: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcast or just search “Fresh is the Word”. Also available on IHeartRadio. THEME MUSIC Courtesy of STEVE O. Check out more music at eyeamsteveo.bandcamp.com. Support via Patreon If you want to support Fresh is the Word, please consider pledging via Patreon at Patreon.com/freshistheword. Support via Paypal If you don’t want to do Patreon, you can donate via Paypal: PayPal.Me/kfreshistheword --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/message
The guest for this episode is the 18-year-old Los Angeles native, singer and songwriter Angela Muñoz, who just released her debut album Introspection produced entirely by Adrian Younge via Linear Labs. During our chat, we talked about working with Adrian Younge on this album, her upbringing, writing songs that ended up on this album since she was 14 years old, her life as she transitions into adulthood, and a track-by-track breakdown of Introspection. Purchase/Stream Introspection: linktr.ee/therealangelamunoz Follow Angela Muñoz: Instagram: instagram.com/bigcatmotherfunk Twitter: twitter.com/bigcatmothrfunk Facebook: facebook.com/Angela-Mu%C3%B1oz-107815040570098 SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW FRESH IS THE WORD: Subscribe on all major streaming platforms. Please rate and review on Apple Podcast and Stitcher. List of where Fresh is the Word streams: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcast or just search “Fresh is the Word”. Also available on IHeartRadio. THEME MUSIC Courtesy of STEVE O. Check out more music at eyeamsteveo.bandcamp.com. Support via Patreon If you want to support Fresh is the Word, please consider pledging via Patreon at Patreon.com/freshistheword. Support via Paypal If you don’t want to do Patreon, you can donate via Paypal: PayPal.Me/kfreshistheword --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/message
The guest for this episode is Detroit photographer Trilogy Beats, who has currently been out on the streets documenting the protests surrounding the Black Lives Matter civil right movement in and around Detroit, Michigan. He’s an acclaimed photographer with clients around the nation and globe, shooting for lifestyle brands and more. During our chat, we talked about his motivation to hit the streets with his camera to shoot what’s really going on during the current protests, and in particular, the protests that happened on July 10th at McNichols & San Juan in Detroit after the Detroit Police shot and killed Hakim Littleton. We also discuss his work as a photographer, how he broke into the industry, and how he was able to obtain clients. Items Mentioned In Episode: – John Lewis: Good Trouble (film) – Trilogy Beats Instagram – Detroit Will Breathe SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW FRESH IS THE WORD: Subscribe on all major streaming platforms. Please rate and review on Apple Podcast and Stitcher. List of where Fresh is the Word streams: linktr.ee/freshisthewordpodcast or just search “Fresh is the Word”. Also available on IHeartRadio. THEME MUSIC Courtesy of STEVE O. Check out more music at eyeamsteveo.bandcamp.com. Support via Patreon If you want to support Fresh is the Word, please consider pledging via Patreon at Patreon.com/freshistheword. Support via Paypal If you don’t want to do Patreon, you can donate via Paypal: PayPal.Me/kfreshistheword --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/message
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Adam Darmal

twiztid is the shit

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