Join MC Lars as he talks to friends and colleagues about their creative processes and influences. Featuring conversations with rappers, musicians, writers, educators and DIY mavericks, the MC Lars Podcast is sure to leave you thinking and smiling.
An interview with litigation attorney Scott Sholder, of Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard. We talk about misconceptions about fair use, memes, and the future of copyrights in a post-COVID world. We also talk about his love for black metal, and I ask him some novel questions about what happens to a band's trademark when its members murder each other. An intriguing conversation with a brilliant young lawyer, thanks Scott!
Special Guest: Scott Sholder.
Juggalo YouTuber ChildsPlayNinja is no stranger to controversy. This week on the podcast, we talk about how he built his popular YouTube channel, the origins of his Insane Clown Posse fandom, and his thoughts on a possible Dark Lotus reunion. We also talk about the time he visited the office building of ICP’s protégés Twiztid, and what happened when he live-streamed the event. He shares his knowledge of how to navigate YouTube’s new algorithm and his future plans for his channel. Thanks CPN!
Special Guest: ChildsPlayNinja.
Following a disagreement with their mentors Insane Clown Posse, Twiztid started Majik Ninja Entertainment, a move that led to an acrimonious split and years of public feuding. George Vlahakis got his start working with ICP and booking the Gathering of the Juggalo, later helping Twiztid start their own label and launch Astronomicon, their annual pop culture convention in Michigan. This week on the podcast, Vlahakis talks about his philosophies on branding. business and what it takes to grow an underground horrrocore label in the shadow of a pop culture institution like Insane Clown Posse. Thanks George! An awesome interview.
Special Guest: George Vlahakis.
An interview with DJ Clay, known to the Juggalos as Insane Clown Posse’s DJ. He talks about his early memories of falling in love with music, what he learned working with ICP, and his new hot sauce. He also talks about getting and recovering from COVID-19 and AR Entertainment’s upcoming projects. We talk about what it’s like recording in the studio during quarantine, and how he works to make sure he gets the best songs and performances he can from his artists. An awesome interview!
Special Guest: DJ Clay.
I met Theosyn (Brad Theophila) through Hand Job Academy's Clara Bizna$$, when we met at one of her shows after she started playing solo gigs. Brad and I would later collaborate on many projects, including our parodies and "The Dewey Decibel System" with Mega Ran. This week on the podcast, we talk about the early years of mp3.com, his time at RIT and how he linked with underground rap legends Cannibal Ox. We also talk about how he balances his production work for others with his solo material, as well as how he compartmentalizes his side hustles. Thanks Brad!
Special Guest: Theosyn.
I discovered Baltimore's Height Keech in 2006 through Grand Buffet, a Pittsburgh rap duo known for their over-the-top live shows and tours with Wesley Willis and Grand Buffet, This week on the podcast, Height and I discuss sample clearing, how COVID may change the industry, and how his group Shark Tank scored a gold single in Canada. We also talk about the history of the Baltimore "think break" and how this helped to define the sound of electronic Maryland music. I also learn he had some guest verses on one of my favorite records from the early 00s, Cex's "Tall, Dark & Handcuffed". Be sure to check out Height's new record "Wild Height Keech". Thanks Height!
Special Guest: Height Keech.
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Lars is an enthusiast in the best sense of the word. His comments are thoughtful. This is a great podcast if you want to get into someone’s head about the things that THEY are into. Learning about new art and new thinkers is what this podcast is really good for.
Always super interesting. MC Lars is a great podcast!
Andrew's big heart
Andrew brought out the best in Pat's life and now in his death. He also brought out the best in this conversation. Thank you, Andrew, for sharing grief with me, Pat's mom