Shots Fired is a weekly look into the world of hip-hop with music journalist Jeff Weiss, underground hip-hop star MC Nocando, and special guests. New episodes premiere Thursdays.
Episode 98: G Perico
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 legend, G Perico about everything from The Doors to cultural appropriation, his desire to create a timeless of body of work to growing up on The Hot Boys.
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Episode 97: Pusha T Vs. Drake
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 12
Episode 96: Zaytoven
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 second half, Jeff talks to Zaytoven about his roots in the Bay area, his work in pioneering trap music, collaborations with Future and Gucci and much more. The interview was recorded a while back but this is Shots Fired and you can deal with us being late all the time.
New episode next week though. We promise.
Episode 95: The Boys Are Back in Town
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 Music in 2018, and Nocando's string of excellent new music projects.
Listen to his latest "M.O.T.H."
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Nocando on IG: https://www.instagram.com/mcnocando
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Episode 94: Boogie
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 much more.
In addition, Jeff and Nocando talk about battle rap, the importance of co-signs in rap, Max B, waves, and why no one will ever buy a Heineken on purpose.
Listen to Boogie: https://soundcloud.com/boogieofficial
Follow Boogie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ws_boogie
Episode 93: Dam-Funk
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 Rundgren, what it means to be original in the post-modern world, and of course, all things funk-related.
In addition, Jeff and Nocando mourn the loss of Prince.
You can and should pre-order Dam-Funk's new DJ Kicks compilation coming out on May 27.
Follow Dam-Funk on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DaMFunK
Thanks Jeff and James!
I listen to a lot of podcasts and have never felt like leaving a review before, but I love this show and hope they come back soon. Jeff and Nocando are great to hang out with for a few hours and there’s barely a dud episode, though the Mike Eagle and Dam-Funk episodes are favorites of mine. As a sometime Los Angeles resident, I appreciate all the LA specific stuff, plus Jeff’s obscure references (go liberal arts) and Nocando’s dating stories and love for grime.
My one shot to fire - I know I’m out here complaining about a FREE podcast, but the sound levels are sometimes all over the place, especially in the intros and early episodes. But I can deal, it’s so much fun I usually tend to forget about it after a few minutes.
Great Podcast about all things in the rap game by two very smart and funny dudes.
That Riff Raff ep was great