Easy Mo Bee is one producer that has touched the lives of Hip Hop fans that have been in love with two of our most prominent gems that this culture has had to offer. One man that has worked with the likes of Tupac & Biggie and can explain the origin of the friendship. He is also responsible for the musical playing field that Jay-Z & Biggie used to trade verses on I Love The Dough. Songs like Gimme The Loot, Warning, Temptation & of course one of the biggest songs that we have ever seen from New York at a time when the West Coast dominated the game. That was Flavor In Your Ear by the Late great Craig Mack. This man’s humble demeanor is the reason for the name that we use to address him professionally and that name is Easy Mo Bee. Tune in to witness the man play the elements of these hits using an original drum machine and historical sampler(Sp1200 & S950). Please enjoy this one of a kind interview on Behind The Smoke.
Behind The Smoke means the hands that pull the strings or the fingers that push the buttons. In any event it is a supporting cast for nothing and no one can or has done anything alone. Normally those bodies care nothing for the spotlight and are all too comfortable with being behind the scenes or in the case The Smoke. Anton & Gavin Have A Sister and that Sister is Fox Boogie Brown. From A to Z they’ve guided her into the arms & company that took her career to the next level. That being one of the many things that they’re collectively responsible for because in Brooklyn they’ve been a force to be reckoned with as far as Basketball’s been concerned. From the studio to the record company to the clubs to the Nike offices & now The Cleveland Cavaliers. Get Behind The Smoke and hear their fantastic story.
Why has he been nicknamed The Mayor? He’s from a rough section in The Bronx & no one has ever contested his nickname. This man has been worth his weight in gold since the day he stepped out of his house. From Sneakers to Marketing to Real Estate Mark “Mayor” Farese is nothing to be played with. I was invited into his plush Penthouse do conduct what we refer to as an in-depth conversation about Everything!!!!
This week we delve into the mind of DJ Envy. All I’d ever known about him was The Breakfast Club, the borough of Queens and his affiliation with DJ Clue. Boy was i in for a rude awakening. He buys what he wants, drives what he wants and is an advocate for the love of family & wealth.
This week I introduce you to a man that has been Behind The Smoke in music for a very long time. He’s actually been around some of the most prominent and successful faces today, before they were even recognizable. Robert Don Pooh Cummins is one who’s story you all should know and by the time you’re through watching and or listening to this episode it will be clear. There are hundreds of people behind the famous that hold things together and make the machine run smoothly and this guy is one of em. From Brooklyn to D.C. to the late great BIG to Foxy Brown to Mary J. Blige to owning restaurants I would say that this man has been on one helluva ride and is still moving up. Behind The Smoke.
Behind The Smoke will periodically discuss many topics that affect our communities from time to time & for our third episode entitled “Speak To Us!” we tackle Prison Reform. This seems to be a popular topic out of the mouths of politicians that are campaigning for your vote. I myself was in federal prison & it was damn near impossible to get a job that was worth having. In addition to that, what are the politicians doing for the inner city youth that have little to no options in the form of employment? That answer will affect both the newly released from prison, as well as the ones that haven’t been in. Speak to them and you’ll gain new voters because felony or not, they’re all capable of voting.
This week Shawn returns with branding expert Upscale Vandal aka Mike Camargo. Behind The Smoke's second episode touches on every day life as these two individuals time travel, drop jewels & distribute a wealthy portion of information that listeners can use to navigate through life's many obstacles.
On this introduction of the much anticipated podcast Behind The Smoke, Shawn Pen gives the listeners a glimpse into who he is, what he's about & his take on Hip Hop, every day life and the state of our culture as a whole.