This installment of "The Whole 9" has been 6 years in the making, since he Ayatollah Jaxx, an underground emcee who was on the verge of crossing over as a soloist and as part of the duo Good Company with his homie Fundamental. Then like that, it's over. I chopped it up Ayatollah, now going by his real name Farooq Al-Said. We spoke on his Hip Hop career, how he met Fundamental, when it all changed, his background in both martial arts and boxing and how that boxing knowledge will lead into an exciting new partnership with us, his faith as a muslim and more. So grab chair and take a listen. This one has some real jewels attached.
Audiomack is proud to present the Drill Symphony with Chief Keef. Always moving music forward, the Drill Symphony was filmed at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California. With an enchanting ensemble - Summer Swee-Singh on piano, Camille Miller and Yasmeen Al-Mazeedi on violin, Tim Richardson on viola, Eru Matsumoto on cello, and Jon Brick on drums - recording by Jaime Sickora, mixed/arranged/composed by John Cleary, and the whole process shot out by Erikson Corniel, Chief Keef's classics are given new life.
On this episode of the Sum'n To Say podcast we are joined by the incomparable DJ Wally Sparks to talk about his roots here in Atlanta and his epic R&B party The Groove. Wally also opines about the nature of "fickle" music fans. Is NYC still the mecca of hip-hop? Can meccas move? We dive into that topic as well. Also, Soulja Boy is a political activist (not really, but kinda?)