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Shots Fired Podcast

A weekly podcast featuring Jeff Weiss, James McCall and James McCall
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With the news of Greedo going in, Nocando and Jeff sit down to discuss the recent renaissance of LA rap, gang culture, and the systemic and historic fuckery of the LAPD. Then starting at the 34 minute mark, Jeff talks to the young Broadway le
Because the show is called Shots Fired, we had to devote an entire episode to Pusha T Vs. Drake beef: the origins, winners, losers, baby hiding, and its place in hip-hop history. Keep an eye out for Nocando's next album "Coyote" dropping June
For the latest episode of Shots Fired, Nocando and Jeff debate the absurdity of Kanye's latest MAGA moves, bizarre behavior, and whether it's possible to listen to his new music with objectivity in the wake of his Trump endorsement. In the se
After a two-year hiatus, Nocando and Jeff Weiss are back with a reunion episode of Shots Fired. They talk about what they've been up to in the last two years -- including leaving Low End Theory, starting POW Recordings, Boycott LA Weekly, Rap M
For the 94th episode of Shots Fired, Nocando and Jeff welcome the great Compton rapper, Boogie. We talk about navigating the major label system, the greatness of 05-09 era Lil Wayne, why Compton has produced most of LA's greatest rappers, and m
After their traditional three-month hiatus, Shots Fired has resurrected to bring you a conversation taped earlier this year with modern funk legend-in-the-making, Dam-Funk. They talk about the nature of the contemporary music industry, Todd R
For the first episode of the New Year, we're excavating the last one from 2015. Our guest is DJ Trackstar of Run the Jewels, a renowned turntablist and one of the best mixtape DJs of the last decade. They talk about how he joined Run the Jewe
After a near-death experience, Shots Fired has once again returned with glorious malice. They welcome the legendary slam poet, actor, and musician, Saul Williams. They discuss meeting Leonard Cohen and Allen Ginsberg, religion, 2Pac, the late
After taking a break to track down Octogenarian poets and burn down stages, the Shots Fired duo are back in Dash Studios with their guest, Oakland rap star, G-Eazy. They talk about his roots selling mixtapes in the Bay, the early days of the
Last Fall, Scroobius Pip traveled from Essex to LA to record his new album and pay a visit to Shots Fired. The British rapper and poet talks about his roots in punk, spoken word, going from the HMV to being one of the UK's big rappers, Briti
With the release of his "Dena Tape 2," Hodgy Beats comes through Dash Studios to talk to Shots Fired about growing up in Pasadena, parenthood, Odd Future, his new music, and his anti-marriage stance. (Interview starts at the 17:40 mark) In ad
In advance of his new album "Action," the legendary Aceyalone of Freestyle Fellowship came by Dash Studios to tape an episode of Shots Fired. (The interview begins at the 35:19 mark) The innercity griot touches on everything from the early day
The Shots Fired squad return to the Cosmic Zoo for an episode with Martin Kierszenbaum, Chairman of Cherrytree Records, Senior VP of A&R at Interscope, and the producer known as Cherry Cherry Boom Boom. The episode covers the twists and turns
Last fall, the charismatic hair god from the Moreno Valley, Speak! came through the Cosmic Zoo to chop it up with Nocando and Jeff about Suga Free, hip-hop's messiah complex, hookers in Tijuana, the San Fernando Valley, the categories on XVideo
Shortly before the year ended, The Bug (Kevin Martin) stopped by the Cosmic Zoo amidst his U.S. tour for his latest stellar album, "Angels & Devils." Over the last two decades, Martin has cut one of the most singular and innovative paths in el
After a nearly two-month break which Nocando and Jeff spent embroiled a hot air balloon contest around the world (separate balloons), the Shots Firedians are back with a two-part episode. Yes, a 2-part episode. Think of it as like a very speci
After a brief hiatus, Shots Fired returns with the legendary Souls of Mischief crew. They talk about Oakland, the roots of Hieroglyphics and their Hiero Imperium imprint, their stylistic evolution and their new collaborative album with Adrian Y
For his third appearance on Shots Fired, Nocando and Jeff welcome back Busdriver, the LA art rap impresario, perfect hair icon, and Hellfyre Club Secretary of State. Topics discussed include: Iggy Azalea's whiteness, regional rap vis a vis Yo
Thanks to the mighty squad at Greenroom Magazine, Shots Fired took a trip out to the Twin Cities to do a live podcast with P.O.S., Open Mike Eagle, and Dam-Funk. The episode covers everything from the Minneapolis sound of Prince to the underg
One of the most versatile and impressive producers of the last decade, Dawaun Parker, entered the Cosmic Zoo to discuss working with Dr. Dre, producing for Eminem, 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, Phil Beaudreau; attending the Berklee School of Music, Pr
The art-rap baron Open Mike Eagle made a return visit to the Cosmic Zoo around the time of the release of his excellent new album "Dark Comedy." We talked about racism in the South, our inability to understand soccer, popular rap, unpopular r
In which Sage Francis takes a break from his "Copper Gone" tour to come to the Cosmic Zoo and discuss everything from his early years discovering rap in Providence, RI, to Scribble Jam and Slam Poetry, running an independent label (Strange Famo
In which Chanel West Coast (https://twitter.com/chanelwestcoast) comes to the Cosmic Zoo to discuss being a white female rapper growing up in the Valley, signing to Young Money, working with Lil Wayne and French Montana, starring on Rob Dyrdek'
Richmond's own IAMSU! heads down Interstate 5 to make his second appearance in the Cosmic Zoo. The co-founder of the HBK Crew talks about basketball, the based God, buying weed brownies in Berkeley, Bay Rap, and of course, his new album, "Since
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