This week is the long-awaited chat with the London-based independent rapper, manga author, entrepreneur and occasional ninja, Shao Dow!
Their chat begins with how & why Shao Dow became a full-time rapper before they delve into the process of creating & releasing rap songs (including his newest single “Burn Out”
). Shao Dow then talks about his time on the high-street selling CDs (& why he no longer does this) followed by discussing Shao Dow’s manga “The Way Of The Shao”
, his trip to China & the other places he’s travelled, how he got onto Charlie Sloth’s Fire In The Booth and his collaboration with Krizz Kaliko of Strange Music! If all of that wasn’t enough, Shao Dow & Mike also discuss Shao Dow’s friend & regular collaborator Zuby, Shao Dow’s track Dropkick Man
going viral, instant-gratification culture, Shao Dow winning the 2017 AIM Award for Hardest Working Artist before finishing part 1 with a discussion about Eminem.
Part 2 will be out next week at the same time and they discuss a wide variety of topics, but they start discussing Shao Dow’s Kaioken video and link to Dragonball Z/Super, which leads to a long discussion on what Shao Dow & Mike do and do not enjoy about the show as well as Dragonball & Dragonball GT, before talking about other animes Shao Dow & Mike enjoy, live-action adaptations of anime and dubbing & subbing. They then talk about the upcoming Sonic The Hedgehog movie, Detective Pikachu, they then have a lengthy discussion on Super Smash Bros, they discuss other video games and motivation in life before they finish by discussing DIY gang
Shao Dow’s site
- Shao Dow's New Single Burn Out
In case you missed it, last week Mike spoke with Calum of Placeholder – a UK metalcore band based in Southampton. Their chat is in two parts and they discussed a great many things, including Calum’s love for Gordon Ramsay, using CDs & streaming nowadays, before talking about all of the music Calum & Mike have been listening to (including Billie Eilish, The Plot In You, Lewis Capaldi & more) before they discuss self-promoting on social media, Placeholder’s three new music videos & their meaning along with the theme of their newest EP ‘Despise Me’, they then speak about misheard song lyrics, some of the negative & positive feedback Calum has received on various social media platforms and much more!
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