From The Desk Of Lo
By From The Desk Of Lo
From The Desk Of LoNov 19, 2019
For this episode I would like to give the biggest THANK YOU to @c.d.o.c YOU THE MAN DOC! 🙏🏻
For this interview we talked the very first song he wrote for someone else, hiphop finding him, his impact he made within hiphop that considered him one of the greatest of all time as a artist & writer, why he didn’t curse on his debut album to writing for NWA, finding his creative side again with acting & music, his thoughts on his second album Helter Skelter, what he thinks of A.I., his thoughts on his writing he’s done for others, does DOC Play video games, going to Cali to help @snoopdogg & @drdre finish up Snoop’s Missionary album & it sounding like a more grown up version of Doggystyle, his upcoming documentary, what inspires him to help others with his skills, enjoying fatherhood, putting out new music under The D.O.C.
Thank you for everything D.O.C.
Also I wanna thank former Aftermath artist @1chazscott for doing the intro!
Vega7 The Ronin & Superior
or this episode @vega7theronin gives the platform a very introspective interview & joined by past guest from Germany our guy @superior27 We talk about how they first came across one another,
Superior giving 101 percent with each of his releases & who he works with, Vega’s very first project with @machacha.cph& the reception it received, the recording process of Sleep Is The Cousin & Superior saying this his best production as of right now, Does Vega feel the pressure with sophomore release with him being super humbled, separating the artist & ego, how money can affect the art, why the name Vega 7 The Ronin & Superior, how they build when working with others & being very selective. How they will always be supporters of each other, Their takes on doing interviews, & much more.
For this episode I would like to thank @meyhemlauren he is a man of many talents, MEY kept his word and talked about how they would do an interview when the time is right. Coming fresh off his amazing new album with @daringer_ titled Black Vladimir. Lo talks to Mey how he came across his music, food of course, working with Daringer & how this album came to be and not rushing it, respectively remaining humbled while worked with the likes of @djmuggs_the_black_goat_ @bambambaklava , and confirms the album with @madlib is coming, and of course the two talk about the impact of Reggie Osse aka Combat Jack. Hope y’all enjoy it.
Lo & Cartune Beatz cover where was he born, How & his twin brother 800 Hertz got into hiphop which eventually lead them both to being producers in the game, how he went from basketball to taking producing more serious, Why he chose the name Cartune Beatz, Figuring out how to use Twitter to his advantage, the most important part about following up with artists, him taking a lot of pride in diversity with his production bybeing influenced by lex lugar southside & alchemist, How impactful the Shady Aftermath & GUnit era was for our generation. Buying physicals in the early 2000s and how albums are disgusted now a days. Eminem’s legacy, how streaming helped and hurt hiphop, the 2000s mixtape era. How the process was working Banks and landing 3 songs on his Official 4th Studio Albums COTI, and how he continued to follow up which eventually landed to him producing 11 song for Banks 5th Album COTI 2, while understanding what Banks is looking for. Very inspiring story behind it. Working with Freddie Gibbs in the past to Things coming full circle with the Lloyd Banks & Freddie Gibbs collaboration. Who his dream collaboration is, staying humbled after his accomplishments, doing RJ Payne’s Leatherface 4 & much more! Instagrams: Guest @cartunebeatz Host: @kxnglo @fromthedeskoflo Audio site for audio only interviews Anchor.fm/fromthedeskoflo Or available on all major podcast platforms under FROM THE DESK OF LO
For this episode I wanna give a huge thank you to @thajerm_soi for coming back for a solo episode
We talk about his beginning stages from rapping to his steps into producing, his first sessions where @doepesci_tme was introducing him to the enikngerr game
Growing up in Queens NY, How S.O.I. (Spread Of Infection) started as an idea that became reality to have a supergroup of producers that consisted of Doe Pesci, @beatbutcha_soi & Jay Bombaye,
his history with Stack Bundles, remaining humble throughout his accomplishments. His connection with G Unit’s Mazaradi Fox His solo discography and the artists he works with especially Destiny To The Riches, S.O.I. Studios, working with a early @daveeast & producing Don Pablo which inspired Dave to keep the Allius Pablo, the S.O.I. Umbrella and extension to a lot of artists career, having the 2nd GUnit Dipset collab with Lloyd Banks & @jimjonescapo , having placements on many Bank’s albums. The mixtape game & the energy it created, the legacy of @lloydbanks career, being super grateful with his production career the personal connection he has with it
Originally he made the song No Love off Bank’s Cold Corner 2 with the intent to giving it to Eminem, meeting Nipsey Hussle &, The upcoming personal EP under his other Allius as Sune & much more in between.
Jay Royale (Third Appearance)
For this episode @jayroyale IS BACK FOR THE 3RD TIME! This time he’s back with his 3rd instalment to his amazing trilogy album run. We talk about,The theme of Criminal Discourse why it took 2 years for it to be crafted around the theme of the pay phone. Being a rare artist with this era, how come @thewilliethekid is on the 2nd instalment & 3rd instalment, the first single with @kgrfilms & doing the video with him, why this album is for Baltimore, how he first heard of @saigontheicon then working with him for this album, his take on having limited album drops compared to having them always available, his love for Baltimore the 2nd single with @mobbdeephavoc & doing the video. Joining the @umbrellaovereverything collective & how come there isn’t any Umbrella features on this album & what’s about to come. What it was liking working with @stylesp & how long he sat on this record for,How @quietazmoney still inspires him to write, and how Criminal Discourse was supposed to be produced by @buckwild_ditc & a throwback to our very first interview & much more,In a world full of EPs Jay proves for the 3rd time he dropping Albums that will last & much more CRIMINAL DISCOURSE OUT NOW
Jamal Gasol & Vic Spencer
For this episode I wanna give two big THANK YOUS to returning guests @whoisjamalgasol @vicspencer this time these two elite emcees came together for a collaborative effort titled The Right Way For Dummies! We also talk their first collaborations in 2020 and the first time they heard of each other,Some @ironside.hex stories from Vic & Lo, the current state of hiphop since 2018 till now. We also talk about Vic’s Psychology Cheat Sheet series & working with the Chicago legend @twistagmg & Vic lets out an exclusive that Twista Wants Vic to curate a EP for the legend, Jamal Gasol’s Stir The Pot Series with @thestandouts_ and what the hell been in the skies over USA. I advise everyone to tap into their AMAZING album that’s out now!
For this episode I wanna give two big thank yous to @the_real_unkasa_ and for @grea8gawd for setting it up thank you GawdBrotha means a lot The one and only UN KASA stopped by the platform to talk about what’s really good with him these days We start off by asking about the status of his HipHop True Stories series that was a big hit on YouTube and if he will bring it back, @grea8gawd for putting the battery back in his back to come back to music by joining Gawdsqwad, his upcoming documentary and what he learned from the game coming back in, What happened after his classic intro on Dipset’s first album, always being loyal to The Diplotmats, Un Kasa hints at a project with @rocmarci on Pimpire , what happened to Skull Gang with @thejuelzsantana & the different albums we never got to hear from them over the span of 3 years they recorded, the rise of upstate hiphop, why he is so loyal about, he new Allius under GawdSqwad, the outro to the at Dipset album, also Grea8Gawd pops up for a cameo and Un Kasa lets us know what’s gonna happen with GawdSqwad on tour and they bringing & @therealhellrell
Lord Goat (Goretex Of Non Phixion)
For this episode would like to thank @thelordgore for this special interview We start off by talking bout the 2 name changes before settling with Lord Goat & still not liking it, the new generation finding out about him & @nonphixionnyc . His take on artists rocking metal band shirts in hiphop & fans, rock & hiphop being meshed together for year. Zero chances of any of his old projects coming on vinyl, his early singles being super hard to find. The Non Phixion demos which featured @emceeserch & his early days with Serch, the trails & tribulations the group went though making The Future Is Now pre internet era, staying true to himself all these years, touring internationally specifically Columbia, Major Labels & Shady Records, almost signing to Warner Bro & Linkin Park being huge fans of Non & the songs Papercut having the same chorus as C.I.A., Gore seeing Mr.Hahn after the release of Hybrid Theory, doing a lot of legwork to have the career he has today, knowing the impact he has made and how it affected other generations that came after him like @whoisconway & @westsidegunn and Gore being a fan of @daringer_ production cause it reminded him of his production as well giving flowers to @rocmarci for doing it consistently, his history with journalism with Metal & HipHop the possibility of him doing his own podcast, how the project with @stu_bangas came out with a part 2 coming, what happened to the @djmuggs_the_black_goat_ & Goretex album back in 05, how social media is a double edge sword, near the end Gore shows that he is human with his conscience with others while still having the drive to do different things within his career & love for hiphopalso Gore announces a world exclusive the joint album with @illb1ll coming soon
Cartune Beatz, Tha Jerm, George Getson & Haas Almahdi (Producers Of Lloyd Banks COTI3)
For this episode I would like to thank The Producers Of @lloydbanks Course Of The Inevitable 3 joining this episode is @cartunebeatz georgegetson_ @thajerm_soi @hxxs_almxhdi with special guest host @fadereyes We started out by introducing all the producers remembering their first placements & history Jerm talking bout the beginnings of his relationship with banks & @doepesci_tme shoutout to doe! His placements all the way up till COTI 3 which he has the standout song Showers and how Jerm pushes artists to have more depth within their mhsicand Jerm even talks about the scrapped Gangsta Grillz project Lloyd did before he re did for Failures No Opinion Then George Getson we get to know about his producer name how he produced GUnit's They Talked About Jesus and things coming full circle for producing the intro and 2nd single from COTI3 and George' solo album Haas Aldmahi we talked bout his Benny The Butcher placement that got him going and his collaboration song with my guy @jrswiftz for BSF upcoming album and how things came full circle for him producing Red Alert ft 38Spesh & @tonyyayo and linking with Doe Pesci and landing 4 beats on COTI3And last but not least Cartune Beatz tells us producing the bulk of this album again with Banks letting him know working on a more personal album but didn't tell him it was COTI3 at first. Producing in depth songs like Voices that can resonate with so many people and the significance of Daddy's Little Girl Song for all fathers and the outro with a Cormega.At the end Cartune dropped a gem to all producers involved to celebrate their success no matter where they are at in life very inspiring and perfect way to end this special episode. Meet The Producers OF COTI 3 congrats gents episode out now
Flee Lord (Lord Mobb) Second Apperance
For this episode I would like to welcome back my brother @inf_mobb_flee We had to catch up after a long 5 years to celebrate where we both came from, What happened with Flee after Lord Talk 2, his amazing 2020 run where he dropped an album every month! (Sorry Papoose Flee did it first, the beauty of being independent and his rise from the beginning to where he is now, remembering Prodigy as well we talk about his 30th project with @iamcrisis187 that he considers to be his best! Upcoming projects with @bradywattbass and @harryfraud Y’all tap in welcome back to the platform FLEE LORD! Lord lord!
Jae Skeese (Drumwork Music Group)
I wanted to interview @jaeskeese around 2021 last year but I’m glad we waited until his debut album was released.We talked about quitting his job to truly focus on his dreams and how it paid off his debut album Abolishment Uncertainties & why it took 3 years to make. The collective F1ist Class with @uptownchase @camoflaugemonk @mitcharizona the Ocho House then we dove into the album how Jae is telling his story thou the album, concept songs Ike Burner Phone, why he chose EKIN 3 for the debut, his super power song Symmetry and what Symmetry means to him. Jae Skeese is a star I’m glad @whoisconway brought him to a bigger audience. Salute Jae and hope y’all like our interview.
Kurt Solid & Bronze Nazareth
For this episode we have making his 3rd appearance on the show my brother @bronzenazareth and first time but not the last time @kurtsolid Detroit is a special place for hiphop artists cause you just never know what you can find. Bronze brought his newest Blk Day In July artist Kurt Solid to talk about his top notch debut The Process, and the process behind it. Bronze also dropped a very inspiring gem for upcoming producers out there. We also talk Kanye 04 & the Wisemen legacy of course. Kurt’s debut is not to be slept on I advise everyone to go out and check it
Pimpire’s newest signee @grea8gawd came thou the platform to give a personal and phenomenal interview, we talked about his Midwest ties to how he ended up on the East Coast, knowing Half A Mil personally & his relationship with him, the transition from the streets to making music, @djgreenlantern gave him his first spot on a national mixtape & his history with Green, the capabilities of his song writing, why he wears the mask & will he even reveal himself? @lordjamar came up mad times during this convo as well, Why he has hard drives full of music that’s never been released, his work with @joeymajorsviplife & his personal relationship with Prodigy and how Mobb Deep & how We Own The Night, posting his every collaboration he does, meeting @getbenny early in his career evening bring them to RZA & other A&R’s, his well received album SNOW DAY the encouragement @therealhellrell gave him & @etomusicroc introducing him to @rocmarci & the event leading up to him joining Pimpire & near the end I bet a lot will have more respect for him after hearing what he’s going though! Checkout GREA8GAWD now
Jim Jones (The Diplomats)
For this Monumental episode we would like to our brother @jimjonescapo for taking the time outta his day to speak to a true day 1 fan! Capo stopped by the platform to talk about his recently release BACK ON MY PRIME with @hitmaka & the process with this HIT ALBUM, putting on new talent and collaboration with his peers also Capo continued to show @champagnepapi more love and even a surprise at the end! Tap in now!
For this episode i wanna give a big thank you to @lordskoLord Sko is a humbled young artist, sun was born in 04 and for being that age he’s very well matured and takes his career serious, so we talk about how he got inspired during the early years. The impact MF DOOM & Kool G Rap had on him. Knowing the history of hiphop but also keeping up with the new era like Joey Badass & Pro Era etc, knowing his star power, how he hasn’t created album like good kid MAAD city album yet, his SKO DVD series, staying true to his New York roots while having a variety of sounds, linking with the god @baba_lp_7 knowing the blessings while working with OG’s, his heartfelt story why he has Lord in his stage name! Sko is going places tap in and learn more about the 18 year who raps like Kool G Rap!
Rayan Lawrence (Actor from BMF Starz)
For this episode would like to thank @rayanlawrence for this interview means a lot.Many will recognize Rayan Lawrence as K-9 from the hit Starz TV Show BMF. I had to ask Mr.Lawrence about wanting to be a FBI agent in real life no acting he actually has his degree in criminal justice, how journey into his acting, being featured in Jay-Z’s 99 Problem music video, playing Treach in Tupac’s All Eyez On Me Biotopic but being cut & shares other cut scenes that were from the movie, getting a role in BMF for season 1 then gets a major character development in season 2 and plays a significant role in the show and BMF’s history, Rayan went to actually hang out with Lawrence Dogg Newell’s family who his character is based off on after encountering Newell’s old girlfriend Stacey in Detroit. Listening to a lot of DMX while doing the role of K9, What 50 cent told him on set after seeing his scene in episode 1 for season 2. Watching & Reacting with the fans on Twitter when a new episode airs.
Would like to thank Rayan Lawrence for being the second actor ever to appear on the show. Interview out on YouTube now
Apollo Brown & Philmore Greene
For this episode I would like to give 2 huge thank yous to @apollobrown @philmoregreene for being humbled and doing this amazing interview Apollo and Philmore start off by sharing the similarities they having with their careers, the stories behind their names, Apollo’s first beat showcase which birthed his name, Philmore’s inspirations coming up in Chicago,Lo also asks Apollo what are the chances of doing a album with @bronzenazareth & coming up with Bronze, @ceolad @thewilliethekid & more.How they came across eachother which eventually lead to their amazing album Cost Of Living. How the creation of this album went, the guest features, why Apollo didn’t put his fav beat on the project & keeping your integrity, family sitcoms (Apollo singing included) the cutting room floor process, how important your catalog of music is & much more and many laughs within this interview. Cost Of Living is out now, Philmore takes you on a cinematic experience in Chicago within 50mins with Apollo’s beautiful production backing it up! I advise everyone to support this album. Thank you again Apollo & Philmore y’all both welcome back anytime.
Tray Chaney (Actor From The Wire, BMF, Saints & Sinners)
For this episode I wanna give a huge thank you to @traychaneyvision for being a humbled soul and for never giving up!Tray Chaney is a well accomplished actor who’s career been active well over 20 years, he is also the very first actor to appear on the show!
tray talked about his history with HBO before landing the role on The Wire, 20 years after The Wire & what he thinks about the legendary show after all these shows as Malik "Poot" Carr, getting the call from HBO for his role Gordon Hawk in We Own This City a spiritual successor to The Wire, remembering Michael K Williams, still doing music while doing The Wire and still is, his documentary Undeinable, one of the most standout lines from The Wire which still resonates today, We Own This City reception and did Tray ever watch The Wire in it's entirely find out in this episode!!