All new and old episodes of the podcast are now on MIXCLOUD.COM/SOMANYSHRIMP.... This site is no longer updated--So Many Shrimp Radio is a mixshow podcast hosted by David Drake & Charne Graham. It's recorded live from David's living room in Chicago 2x per month by Chill Hawkins.
So Many Shrimp Radio Episode 18 Part 1 - David Drake & Charne Graham
Chicago hip-hop's "Big Homie," Vic Lloyd has been a rapper, DJ, mentor, streetwear designer(see his Big Homie Sensei line), and one of the city's most important cultural figures. He's worked with anyone who's anyone in Chicago hip-hop at one time or another. Vic is a DJ with a fingerprint-unique identity, a sound driven by Chicago's taste for classic soul reimagined for a contemporary context. This episode was recorded December 17, 2017 at David's place in Chicago, IL.
So Many Shrimp Radio Episode 17 Part 1 - David Drake & Charne Graham
Cabrini Green's own MC Tree G is a critically-acclaimed rapper-producer whose sound broke to some international recognition in 2012, an example of the wide-ranging sound of Chicago's diverse hip-hop scene. Though there were label deals in the works, things don't always work out--first among them, the desires of an artist and the expectations of showbiz. In a rare interview, Tree talked with David and Charne about his career, and played an exclusive mix of the music that made him who he is. Recorded last spring, this was originally intended as episode 8 but is being released out of order: Episode 17.
David Drake aka SHRIMPGOD
DJ DAVID plays a mean word trumpet
Blasting sounds profound
Spilling wisdom seeds in your ear hole
Of the great things he has found
A++ cutting edge of rap
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Chicago Hip Hop Culture 101
Being from Chicago I'm, by law, bound to appreciate anything that has exclusive insight into (the vastly underappreciated) juke and footwork culture on top of great stories about the rise of some of the coolest DJs from around the city.
Charne and David definitely bring out great conversation and fun stories. And I haven't heard a DJ set that sounds the same or that I didn't enjoy. Seriously, great job!