Bedroom Beethovens is a podcast that breaks down stories with notable music-makers accompanied by songs and melodies, documenting growth through their 10,000 hour journey. Each episode features a musician discussing how they created the music you love, and what they personally sacrificed to make it happen. Hosted and produced by Cello.
181: Big Jerm
When Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller were 20 years old and younger, doing whatever they could to get studio time, Big Jerm was supplying them with the beats that would help build the foundation of their legacies. His journey is no less interesting as we navigate through his skater days, beatmaking, getting arrested, shot, hospitalized, married, buying a new house, and de coupling from the I.D. Labs moniker. What lies ahead in 2023 is just another tale waiting to be told. This is Big Jerms' story. Visit the website: https://www.bedroombeethovens.com/ Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bedroombeethovens
180: E. Dan (I.D. Labs)
Eric Dan, “E. Dan,” is one of the music industry’s most influential producers/engineers. Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, he has become the anchor of the Steel City’s growing hip-hop scene thanks to his work with some of rap’s biggest names including Wiz Khalifa and the late Mac Miller, and to his I.D. Labs recording studios - the birthplace for so many of Pittsburgh’s rising talent. We chat about his journey in music started at the age of 16 when he began playing guitar, which then led to him producing and recording, working with Pittsburgh rap group Strict Flow, and building a solid name for himself as one of the most sought out engineers in Pittsburgh. Visit the website: https://www.bedroombeethovens.com/ Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bedroombeethovens
Rapper/producer Oddisee sits down with me on episode 179 to discuss his childhood of having a Sudanese father and African American mother in Washington, D.C., having bore witness to stark inequality early in life and becoming as political as the city he was raised in. Over the course of his catalog - which includes nearly 20 albums, instrumental tapes and EPs - he addresses the human condition with unwavering conviction and candor, and we end on 'To What End', his first full length album since 2017’s The Iceberg. Long celebrated as a deep-thinking emcee that delivers a masterclass in lyricism over production often influenced with the Go-Go music of his Prince George’s County, MD roots, on 'To What End', Oddisee explores human ambition, posing the question: “how far are you willing to go, and why?” Visit the website: https://www.bedroombeethovens.com/ Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bedroombeethovens
Teeko is coming off the heels of the The Gene Brown Beatdown where he single-handed took on friend of the podcast 14KT, and I get the first interview after his turn at bat and the first interview of 2023 with him. We chat about his journey from Puerto Rico to California, and working at his Uncle's record store, through the DMC championships and grinding it out weekend after weekend. It is a legacy that was truly built brick by brick and I am honored to tell his story. Visit the website: https://www.bedroombeethovens.com/ Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bedroombeethovens
177: Marco Pavé
Marco Pavé has forged a twin identity as a champion of independent Southern Hip-Hop and as an educator and arts advocate working to stimulate community activism and entrepreneurship through the lens of hip hop music and culture. Born and raised in North Memphis, Pavè started rapping seriously to articulate the dangerous day-to-day realities of his neighborhood. It took a few years for him to align with his sense of purpose and that's where I come in to curate a conversation that finds him Grammy-Nominated in the very beginning of his 30s. He has built an unprecedented career that uses Hip-Hop culture not only as a means of personal expression, but also as an educational tool designed to make an impact on both individuals and systems of power. Enjoy! Visit the website: https://www.bedroombeethovens.com/ Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bedroombeethovens
176: RMB Justize
Versatility and persistence are a deadly combination of characteristics. They are much-needed weapons to have in an artist’s arsenal of traits. For Taylor Gang’s in-house producer RMB Justize, these are the qualities that got him nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap Album of the Year in 2015 (Wiz Khalifa – Blacc Hollywood). We talk about everything from living his greatest timeline into his 30s, and the musical journey that got him to where he is, including humble beginnings his W's, higher education, and much more. Enjoy! Visit the website: https://www.bedroombeethovens.com/ Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bedroombeethovens
Each episode is an honest discussion of music and life. Cello is always prepared with fantastic questions. He is clearly enthusiastic about learning and sharing. The interviews are engaging whether an introduction to the artist or a sit down with one of your favorites.
Thoughtful host, great guests
Cello does his research and asks interesting questions to get his guests to open up. As a musician and fan, I find his podcast both inspiring and entertaining. I really enjoyed the Dixon Hill Episode.
Hands down favorite hip hop podcast Sound questions. Simply Dope! Thank you for the work put into this. Loving it.