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For Riders Only w/ West Coast Kam

Day 1 Radio

Release Date: 01/16/2020

Willie The Kid on Capital Gains, Big Business & Bars show art Willie The Kid on Capital Gains, Big Business & Bars

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This week's guest is emcee and entrepreneur Willie the Kid. Long respected as one of Hip-Hop's most skilled lyricists, he is currently enjoying some widespread acclaim for his most recent effort Capital Gains. Here he talks about the process of creating the album during a pandemic while balancing it with his numerous business endeavors. 1:10 - We jump right into talking about his new album "Capital Gains." While it is dropping at a time where lyricism is making a comeback, he feels he's always been on that "island" for the better part of the last decade. We also talk about how it was...

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This week's guest is the epitome of "day 1." Ralph McDaniels is the creator of Video Music Box, the longest running music video show in the world. After 37 years, McDaniels has a lot of history to share and here he talks about his time as a video director, DJ and now film producer.  1:30 Here Uncle Ralph talks about how he's been able to make sure VMB stands out in a time when everything is on demand. We also get him to talk more about the time he met the Hon. Minister Louis Farrakhan. 6:00 - Ralph talks about how he's transitioning from music videos into producing documentaries and...

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This week's guest has been a long time coming. Our big homie Earl Stevens aka E-40 found some time to check in with us and talk about what he's been up to during the "plandemic" as he likes to call it, as well some the finest moments of his storied career. Listen as he shares some gems about what he's learned in music, marriage and money making.  1:30 - E-40 talks about his new song "Black Is Beautiful" with Big KRIT. He talks about their relationship and respect for each other and how the song and video was made, despite the current COVID-19 precautions and restrictions. 40 also speaks...

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This week's guest John Dean is the founder of Renowned LA, one of the hottest streetwear brands out right now. The young CEO shares his journey from Akron, OH to Los Angeles and from being voted class clown in high school to being featured in Forbes magazine. Listen in as he speaks to the importance of storytelling through fashion, learning the ins and outs of running a business and collaborating with hometown hero LeBron James. 1:20 - Dean talks about how he got into fashion growing up in Northeast Ohio. He cites Pharrell and "Pink Polo" Kanye as his inspirations growing up. He also talks...

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This week's guest is wealth advisor Xavier Peoples. While his "9-to-5" is being Vice President of The Capital Group (one of the largest wealth management firms in the world), he is making waves as founder of HBCU Change, a new app designed to make giving to HBCU’s easier. In this talk he speaks on the importance of HBCU’s, his goal of generating $1 billion through the app and why Black people should be focused on self-sufficiency. 2:00 - Peoples talks about how much HBCU’s impact the Black ecosystem and economy. He also talks about what inspired him as a child to become an...

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This week's guest (Senor Kaos and 4-IZE) are two of Hip-Hop's most respected "underground" artists, but their most recent project Rush the Court is something that all audiences should appreciate. Here they talk with us about the inspiration behind the basketball-themed project, how COVID-19 threw a wrench in their 2020 plans and the lane they want to create with their Ultra Beast group and creative agency.   2:20 - 4-IZE and Kaos talk about the beginning of their musical partnership and how they wanted to represent Atlanta's underground Hip-Hop scene but under a collective of...

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This week's guests are music collective Grand Nationxl. Comprised of MCs, singers, producers and creatives across the board, their new project "Twice on Sunday" is a mature affair that grapples with a range of topics and emotions just about everybody can relate to. Branden and Maurice chatted with Grand Nationxl members Kevin Allen, Mani Draper, Brookfield Duece, Kate Lamont and Sndtrak, to learn more about how it all came together. 2:59 Organizer Kevin Allen talks about bringing this project together and the inspiration behind it. He says it started with a mass text and then it...

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You most likely know OG journalist and media personality Jerry L. Barrow from his work with Scratch Magazine, BET, Interactive One or WatchLoud but in 2020 he’s embarked on a new and more meaningful journey. Barrow’s newest venture, "Fathers Who Bother,"  is a podcast that has featured some hilarious and insightful interviews with Phonte, Royce Da 5’9” and more. 2:00 - We start off with a round of respect as Branden gives props to Jerry for helping him out early in his career and Maurice chimes in with some props for Branden and the circle keeps going. After that we get into...

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This week Day 1 Radio adds to its catalog of legends with an interview with hip-hop veteran Kam (West Coast Kam to be exact). Some of you may know him for "Peace Treaty," while others may know him for his debut verse on Cube's classic posse cut "Color Blind" (we get into all of that with him). As usual with guests of his stature, he does most of the talking, and that is how we like it. Enjoy.

 
2:10: Kam currently lives in Atlanta he talks about his long history with the city that goes all the way back to the early 1990s. He admits that he wasn't very receptive to the city during his first go around, but he gets into what changed.
 
4:45: Kam has been in the Nation Of Islam for nearly 30 years. He talks about how he got into the teachings and how he realized that despite its popularity among rappers at the time, he was the only one that actually joined. 
 
12:40: Kam dropped his first album "Neva Again" in 1993 and that pretty much made him the first rapper from Watts to go nationwide and put it on the map. Here he talks about why it took so long for Watts to get love and gives props to Ice Cube for putting him on. 
 
17:00: Kam digs deeper into the NOI's relationship with hip-hop and how he felt when he found out that most of his peers were Five Percenters, not members of the Nation.
 
19:45: Kam has only put out four albums since 1993. He talks about how industry politics and greed are the factors that "scared" him from producing music more frequently. He also gets into why he has resurfaced. Kam's music is not on streaming services either and he explains why.
 
29:45: Kam talks about his relationship with late rapper Mausberg.
 
31:25: Kam talks about the impact of his song "Peace Treaty" and gets into how Los Angeles gangs have been calling a lot of truces over the last year. He admits that it is not all "lovey dovey" yet, but appreciates the efforts to at least stop the violence.
 
34:15: Kam talks about why he votes local but does not vote in presidential elections and why he would have voted for Trump if he did. Hear him out though. He also talks about how the U.S. relationships with Middle Eastern countries like Iran impacts Black people.
 
43:00: Kam is now an author. He talks about his book "War In Your Heaven" which talks about the relationship between Black men and Black women. 
 
47:00: For the newest edition to the show, we test Kam's hip hop knowledge with another personalized round of Hip Hop Trivia.

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