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"Sounds from the Underground" is a podcast from the Hip Hop veterans at Insomniac Magazine. Host Israel Vasquetelle discusses Hip Hop music, culture, lifestyle, and marketing with those who reside below the surface and those who’ve breached it.

Sounds From The Underground: Hip Hop Lifestyle & Marketing Podcast from Insomniac Magazine Insomniac Magazine

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    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

"Sounds from the Underground" is a podcast from the Hip Hop veterans at Insomniac Magazine. Host Israel Vasquetelle discusses Hip Hop music, culture, lifestyle, and marketing with those who reside below the surface and those who’ve breached it.

    Inspiration and marketing tips from indie Hip Hop artists Indigo Phoenyx, Irie-1, Mark 4ord, Sam LaRoche and Three Five.

    Inspiration and marketing tips from indie Hip Hop artists Indigo Phoenyx, Irie-1, Mark 4ord, Sam LaRoche and Three Five.

    On this episode of Insomniac Magazine's "Sounds from the Underground" podcast, we hear from a handful of indie Hip Hop practitioners who share their inspirations and give insights into some of their marketing efforts and takeaways. They touch on topics, including branding and creativity and provide a perspective from things they've put into practice within their careers. Hit play and dive into some Hip Hop tips of the trade from rhyme artisans Indigo Phoenyx, Irie-1, Mark 4ord, Sam LaRoche and Three Five.

    • 27 min
    Hip Hop music legend Chuck D shares insight into the new Public Enemy album, working with Prophets of Rage and more

    Hip Hop music legend Chuck D shares insight into the new Public Enemy album, working with Prophets of Rage and more

    In this Insomniac Magazine interview, the legendary emcee and freedom fighter, Chuck D talks with Israel "IZ-REAL" Vasquetelle. The iconic artist provides insight into Public Enemy’s newly released masterwork What you Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down. He shares his thoughts about  the current state of affairs in 2020, working with Rage Against the Machine reboot and supergroup Prophets of Rage, a newly minted deal with Def Jam, and drops jewels from his immense career in the music industry. The frontman for one of rap's most potent groups, and in many ways the voice of a generation, continues to bolster messages of empowerment and the importance of Hip Hop that rebels against society’s ills. During this in-depth talk, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee enlightens and inspires while imparting immense knowledge from decades of railing against the hype, raising the roof, and fighting powers that be. 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Interview with Hip Hop artist Pounds on his movie role as Big Pun in the Big L Biopic, branding and more

    Interview with Hip Hop artist Pounds on his movie role as Big Pun in the Big L Biopic, branding and more

    On this episode, rising Hip Hop artist Pounds provides insight into his role as Big Pun in the upcoming Big L biopic, branding, working with Daupe Records, collaborations, and his music industry journey so far. The upstate New York rapper conducted the interview while on break for a music video production on the docks of a Boston shipyard. 

    • 16 min
    Interview with Roc Marciano's manager and Hip Hop music industry vet, Jazz

    Interview with Roc Marciano's manager and Hip Hop music industry vet, Jazz

    On this episode of Insomniac Magazine's Sounds From The Underground, the manager for the legendary Roc Marciano imparts music industry insight. Jazz has worked with the mic phenom since the early days of his career. This Hip Hop vet shares jewels from the trenches of this successful indie giant's camp, their distinct approach to monetizing music in a world dominated by streaming, licensing to TV and much more. 

    • 31 min
    Ras Kass talks Hip Hop, new music and election

    Ras Kass talks Hip Hop, new music and election

    Interview with legendary Hip Hop artist Ras Kass on the Insomniac Magazine podcast.

    • 58 min
    Interview with legendary Hip Hop producer and emcee Ced Gee of Ultramagnetic

    Interview with legendary Hip Hop producer and emcee Ced Gee of Ultramagnetic

    Cedric Miller aka Ced Gee entered the Hip Hop game decades ahead of his time. As a member of one of the most groundbreaking groups in the genre's golden era, Ultramagnetic MCs, he did double-duty as emcee and producer. Beyond creating classic music with Ultra, he also crafted multiple songs on "Criminal Minded" the iconic debut album from another of Hip Hop's most influential and revered groups, Boogie Down Productions. If that weren't enough to solidify a prominent place in Hip Hop history, in 1991, Ced produced the notorious Gold-selling track, Funk Compton, by another Bronx talent, the late Tim Dog.
    In this interview, the veteran beatsmith and emcee, provides insight with Iz-Real into his career, early drum machines used (including E-mu's SP 12), as well as current production gear, insight into his new projects and much more. Ced shares that he just wrapped production on an upcoming music video for his new "Delta 5" track (listen below) and is currently in the midst of working on his first, yet to be titled solo album, and other projects. Don't sleep on this discussion with a true Hip Hop legend, Ced Gee.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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21 Ratings

21 Ratings

JonnyEmpire ,

Informative!

As a hip hop head, I always love hearing what these good brothers have to say regarding past, present and future topics of the rap game. These are the type of opinions that matter which make listening to this podcast a very enjoyable experience. Highly recommend!

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Dope!

All about the culture, respect 🙏🏽

Diamond Media 360 ,

A Brand You Can Trust💪

Insomniac Magazine has thrived through every medium of hip-hop culture for over a quarter of a century, so it's no surprise that they expand their brand by moving into the podcast space with engaging content. Keep up the good work!

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