Fresh Is The Word

Fresh Is The Word

By Fresh Is The Word Podcast
The pop culture podcast hosted by Kelly "K-Fresh" Frazier delivering wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives from the worlds of music, pro wrestling, comic books, and who knows where else! If it's a good story, I want to help tell!
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Episode #142: Tim "Yogi" Watts - Drummer of Metal Band 'Demon Hunter', New Albums "War" and "Peace" Out Now
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode's guest is Tim "Yogi" Watts, drummer of the metal band Demon Hunter. Recently, Demon Hunter released a pair of albums, the more aggression War and the melodic Peace. During our chat, we talked about the new albums, the history of the band, the band's musical influences, taking musical risks, and his thoughts about being coined a "Christian Metal" band. Follow Demon Hunter: Web: demonhunter.net Facebook: facebook.com/demonhunter Twitter: twitter.com/demonhunterband Instagram: instagram.com/demonhunter Instagram: instagram.com/yogiwatts FRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshistheword THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com
56:55
April 19, 2019
Episode #141: Corin Nemec - Actor/Graffiti Artist, 'Rottentail' Film Premiering at Select Locations Throughout April
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. For this episode, we are joined by another person from the movie Rottentail, actor and graffiti artist Corin Nemec. Known for a variety of acting roles throughout his career including the lead on the early 90s TV sitcom Parker Lewis Can't Lose, Nemec has also been a part of the L.A. graffiti scene since the 80s aligning himself with the worldwide collective of graffiti and street artists The Chosen Few. Currently, Nemec stars in the movie Rottentail, created by Episode #137 guest David C. Hayes and co-written and directed by Episode #138 guest Brian Skiba. Rottentail is premiering at select locations throughout the month of April. During our interview, we talked about the making of Rottentail and getting into the Peter Cotton/Rottentail character, along with history doing graffiti art. For more information on where you can see the Rottentail movie, go to RottentailTheMovie.com. Follow Corin Nemec: Twitter: twitter.com/imcorinnemec Instagram: instagram.com/imcorinnemec THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com.
44:01
April 17, 2019
Episode #140: Sorah Suhng - Comic Book Artist/Writer, '‪Karnal Confessions' Kickstarter Currently Open
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episodes guest is comic book artist and creator of Karnal Confessions, Sorah Suhng. Currently, Suhng is running an already highly successful Kickstarter for Karnal Confessions, an illustrated prose project that she originally offered up for free online at karnalconfessions.com, but now she's making it available in print with all sorts of goodies! During our conversation, we talked about how Karnal Confessions came to be and her inspirations behind the characters, her creative beginnings, her audience, how personal relationship affected her projects, and much more! Karnal Confessions Kickstarter: kck.st/2U2EiAo Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Suhng chose Aspen Comics Vice President and Editor-in-Chief Vince Hernandez. Follow Sorah Suhng: Web: sorahsuhng.com Web: karnalconfessions.com Facebook: facebook.com/sorahsuhngart Facebook: facebook.com/karnalconfessions Instagram: instagram.com/sorahsuhng Twitter: twitter.com/sorahsuhng Twitter: twitter.com/karnalsin THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com
47:36
April 16, 2019
Episode #139: Leah McNaughton Lederman - Writer/Freelance Editor, 'Cafe Macabre' Kickstarter Currently Open
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. On this episode, we have writer and freelance editor Leah McNaughton Lederman, who launched a Kickstarter campaign recently for Cafe Macabre, a collection of horror stories written by women with art made by women. Cafe Macabre includes stories by Kasey Pierce, Stefani Manard, Kari McElroy, Michelle Joy Gallagher, Amy Hunter, and Harlow West, along with art by K. Lynn Smith, Corinne Smith, Kari McElroy, Marianna Pescosta, Amy Hunter, Harlow West, Ashley Jagodzinski, Jennifer Barnett, Autumn Nicole Brown, and Crystal O’Rourke. Cafe Macabre Kickstarter: kck.st/2UhokCI During our conversation, we talked about the inception and the behind the scenes making of the Cafe Macabre collection, what makes for a good editor and why you should always have a good editor for your work, the spectrum of the horror genre, stories coming from the women's perspective, advice for women trying to have careers in the creative fields, collaboration, and enjoying the process. Follow Leah McNaughton Lederman: Web: leahlederman.wordpress.com Facebook: facebook.com/ledermanediting Instagram: instagram.com/leahmcpheah Twitter: twitter.com/leahlederman FRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshistheword THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Web: www.20x20apparel.com
1:21:43
April 9, 2019
Episode #138: Brian Skiba - Film Writer/Director, 'Rottentail' Premiering at Select Locations Throughout April
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. For this episode, we are joined by film writer and director Brian Skiba, whose current project Rottentail (created by Episode #137 guest David C. Hayes) is premiering at select locations throughout the month of April. During our interview, we talked about the process of making this horror/comedy, his history with David C. Hayes, his beginnings as a writer and director, and advice for young directors breaking into the film business. For more information on where you can see the Rottentail movie, go to RottentailTheMovie.com. FRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshistheword THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
38:59
April 7, 2019
Episode #137: David C. Hayes - Author/Actor/Filmmaker, Writer of 'Rottentail' and 'The Rot' Comics
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. On this episode, my guest is writer, actor, filmmarker, college professor, and all around weirdo, David C. Hayes. During our interview, we talk about his comic book Rottentail and how it got adapted into a film, that's premieres on Thursday, April 11th in selected theatres. We also talked about his creative process bouncing around between so many mediums throughout his career and some of his favorites projects he's worked, among other great stories and lessons Hayes had to offer. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. David C. Hayes chose Joshua Werner of Source Point Press and Rottentail director Brian Skiba. For more information on where you can see the Rottentail movie, go to RottentailTheMovie.com. On Thursday, April 4th, Source Point Press is proud to present the first World Premiere of the movie Rottentail at the Emagine Theatre in Royal Oak, MI. Follow David C. Hayes: Web: davidchayes.com Facebook: facebook.com/abnormalent Instagram: instagram.com/abnormalent Twitter: twitter.com/abnormalent Rottentail Movie: RottentailTheMovie.com FRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshistheword THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com
1:02:48
April 3, 2019
Episode #136: Victor Dandridge Jr. (Vantage:Inhouse Productions, U Cre-8 Comics) / Dave Acosta (Comic Artist, Elvira, Twelve Devil's Dancing) - Recorded at C2E2 2019
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode is also a two-parter, both recorded at this years C2E2 convention in Chicago. First, we have the return of the "hardest working man in comics", self-publishing creator from Columbus, Ohio, Victor Dandridge Jr., and then I talk with comic book artist known recently for his work on the Elvira comics on Dynamite Entertainment and Twelve Devil's Dancing, Dave Acosta. During my chat with Dandridge, we talked about his recent Kickstarter campaign for his U Cre-8 Comics brand that was able to raise funds to bring innovative programming and pop cultural engagement to the classroom for 3000 students in Central Ohio, how comics uplift the community and create a purpose for young creators, the next phase of his Vantage:Inhouse Productions publishing imprint, and about being a mentor, and much more. And after that, during my talk with Acosta, we talk about working on the Elvira comics and what makes the Elvira character so timeless, along with the Twelve Devil's Dancing comic he did with writer Erica Schultz (who was on Episode #124), and how he accesses his artistic style on each project. Follow Victor Dandridge Jr.: Facebook: facebook.com/VantageInhouse Twitter: twitter.com/vantageinhouse Instagram: instagram.com/vantageinhouse Blogspot: vantageinhouse.blogspot.com Follow Dave Acosta: Web: davedrawsgood.com Twitter: twitter.com/davedrawsgood Instagram: instagram.com/davedrawsgood THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
41:12
April 2, 2019
Episode #135: Dirk Manning (from C2E2) / Travis McIntire (Editor-In-Chief Source Point Press)
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode is a two-parter, first with comic book/horror author Dirk Manning, known for such titles as Nightmare World, Tales of Mr. Rhee, and Twiztid's Haunted High-Ons, recorded at this years C2E2 convention in Chicago. We had a quick chat about his current Kickstarter campaign for the superhero comic HOPE, co-created with K. Lynn Smith (from Episode #131) and being released through Source Point Press. Follow Dirk Manning: Web: dirkmanning.com Facebook: facebook.com/dirkmanning Instagram: instagram.com/DirkManning Twitter: twitter.com/DirkManning HOPE Kickstarter: kck.st/2EBVnqe The second interview is my chat with Editor-In-Chief of Source Point Press, Travis McIntire. During my chat with Travis, we talk about all the big things in store at Source Point Press in 2019 (HOPE, Floppy Cop, Rottentail movie, Haunted High-Ons), their early history, doing convention, what they look for in creators that they work with, and the audience they try to connect to. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. McIntire chose Paul Burke, who worked in music management in the 1970s (for groups like KISS) and co-founder of McFarlane Toys. Follow Travis McIntire: Web: sourcepointpress.com Facebook: facebook.com/travis.mcintire.5 Facebook: facebook.com/SourcePointPress Twitter: twitter.com/TMcIntire1 Twitter: twitter.com/SourcePtPress Instagram: instagram.com/travisthebeard Instagram: instagram.com/sourcepointpress THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Web: www.20x20apparel.com
1:05:18
March 26, 2019
Episode #134: Matt Cross - Son of Havoc in Lucha Underground, Olde Wrestling, Wrestling is Forever (Olde Wrestling Prize Pack Giveaway)
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. On this episode, we feature another wrestler featured at the Olde Wrestling event in Detroit on March 30th, their champion Matt Cross. Now Cross isn't just the Olde Wrestling champion, he is a wrestler known throughout the world, most notably as Son of Havoc in Lucha Underground. During our interview, we talk about how he got his start in wrestling, working with Olde Wrestling, the punk rock lifestyle he lives as a wrestler, his Wrestling Is Forever clothing company, how he's been able to make a career worldwide as a wrestler, and how he opened up avenues for wrestling in many parts of the world where wrestling was vastly ignored. This was one of the best chats I've had about wrestling ever. Follow Matt Cross: Web: wrestlingisforever.com Instagram: instagram.com/mdoggmattcross Twitter: twitter.com/MDoggMattCross Facebook: facebook.com/mdoggmattcross Follow Olde Wrestling: Web: oldewrestling.com Twitter: twitter.com/oldewrestling Facebook: facebook.com/oldewrestling YouTube: youtube.com/user/oldewrestling Instagram: instagram.com/oldewrestling THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com
48:47
March 21, 2019
Episode #133: Marion Fontaine - Olde Wrestling, Detroit Event March 30th (Prize Pack Giveaway)
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. On this episode, we hit the time machine and take back to the early 20th century with our guest Marion Fontaine, pro wrestler and owner of the vintage-themed wrestling promotion out of Norwalk, Ohio, Olde Wrestling. This promotion is more than just a wrestling event, as the fans and the performers alike step back in time for a fun-filled family friendly show that also includes a ringmaster, ragtime band, newsies, carnival style exhibits, and more old timey entertainment. Olde Wrestling is coming to Detroit on March 30th at the Detroit City Distillery – Whiskey Factory and during our chat, Marion Fontaine talked about the beginnings of the vintage-styled promotion, how they gained popularity, keeping an authenticity to the show, what to expect at an Olde Wrestling show, some of his favorite old timey gimmicks over the years, and his own career as a wrestler. OLDE WRESTLING PRIZE PACK GIVEAWAY In conjunction with Olde Wrestling and one of the sponsors of the show, 20x20 Apparel, we are doing an prize pack giveaway on Instagram for all sorts of great goodies from both companies. From Olde Wrestling, you will get a show DVD, variety pack of stickers, a button and an 8x10 featuring Matt Cross and Judge Hugo (all shown in the picture below), plus a few fun gimmicks from 20x20 Apparel including some stickers, a pin, and a Sheik Blood pencil. Head over to the Fresh is the Word Instagram account to enter: @freshisthewordpodcast. Follow Olde Wrestling/Marion Fontaine: Web: oldewrestling.com Twitter: twitter.com/oldewrestling Facebook: facebook.com/mustachefontaine Facebook: facebook.com/oldewrestling YouTube: youtube.com/user/oldewrestling Instagram: instagram.com/oldewrestling THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth.
41:37
March 18, 2019
Episode #132: Vita Ayala - Queer Enby Afro-Latinx Comic Writer from New York City, Livewire, Black AF: Devil's Dye, The Wilds, Submerged
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode's guest is Vita Ayala, who is a queer non-binary Afro-Latinx comic writer from New York City. As quoted from Vita's Twitter, "Queer & Brown is my brand". Ayala has written some franchise stuff (DC, Marvel, Valiant), and some creator owned stuff (The Wilds, Submerged) in many genres (Horror, YA, Superhero, Thriller, Drama, Romance). You can currently catch Vita's run on comics like Valiant's Livewire or Black Mask's Black AF: Devil's Dye. During our chat, we talked about writing authentic dialogue, how she got started writing comic books, the collaborative effort of making comics, how a good editor improves your work, Black AF: Devil's Dye, The Wilds, representation of marginalized groups in comics, women's role in the comic book industry, Livewire, about being a wrestling fan, and the music she listens to! Follow Vita Ayala: Twitter: twitter.com/definitelyvita Facebook: patreon.com/vitaayala Comixology: comixology.com THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com, Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
57:21
March 15, 2019
Episode #131 - K. Lynn Smith - Comic Artist and Writer, Western Comic "Plume", Launched Kickstarter for New Superhero Comic "HOPE"
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode's guest is Michigan-based comic book artist and writer K. Lynn Smith. This week, Smith along with Dirk Manning, launched the Kickstarter campaign for the six issue superhero graphic novel HOPE they co-created. Smith was known for her previous comic, the western Plume, that garnered much acclaimed after its web comic beginnings. During our conversation, we talked about the HOPE Kickstarter and the story behind doing a superhero comic, her beginnings as an artist and writer, turning her work into a job, the importance of keeping up her network with other creatives, what she's learned doing comics, the role of women in the comic book industry, and working comic cons. HOPE Kickstarter: kck.st/2EBVnqe Follow K. Lynn Smith: Web: klynnsmith.net Twitter: twitter.com/KLynnTweets Facebook: facebook.com/klynnsmithart Instagram: instagram.com/handmadecrown THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
45:23
March 7, 2019
Episode #130: Nick Reese - Vocalist of Hard Rock Band 'Joyous Wolf', Signed to Roadrunner Records, On Tour With 'Buckcherry'
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode's guest is Nick Reese, lead vocalist of the Southern California based rock band Joyous Wolf, who are now signed to Roadrunner Records. The band is about to embark on Buckcherry's upcoming War Paint Tour, launching March 6th in Sacramento, CA, going throughout the United States, and finishing up May 5th in Montclair, CA. During our conversation, we talked about how all the bands they've toured with have been like mentors to them, the band's live show and interactions with the crowd, the revival of rock-n-roll, rock's underground presence now, the band's beginnings, and working with Roadrunner Records. Follow Joyous Wolf: Web: joyouswolf.com Facebook: facebook.com/joyouswolf Instagram: instagram.com/joyouswolfmusic Twitter: twitter.com/joyouswolfmusic Spotify: spotify.com THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
58:51
March 6, 2019
Episode #129: Lan Pitts - Comic Book Writer, BOOM! Studios, WWE Comic Books
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode’s guest is comic book writer Lan Pitts. As a lifelong wrestling fan, Pitts got the opportunity to write for BOOM! Studios and their WWE comic book series. During our interview, we talked about being a wrestling fan and all the wrestling we have liked from the past and present, his stories a part of the BOOM! Studios WWE comic books, writing wrestling comics for the casual comic book fan, the freedom in writing wrestler’s stories in the comic book universe, the visual aspects of the comic books, and how wrestling parallels the comic book world. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Pitts chose a couple of comic book writers, Ron Marz (Batman/Aliens, DC vs. Marvel, Green Lantern, Silver Surfer, and Witchblade) and Tom King (The Vision for Marvel Comics, and The Sheriff of Babylon for the DC Comics imprint Vertigo, 2012 superhero novel A Once Crowded Sky, and the “Rebirth”-era Batman). Follow Lan Pitts: Twitter: twitter.com/pittsed_off Facebook: facebook.com/lan.pitts1 Instagram: instagram.com/lanpitts THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
1:07:58
February 27, 2019
Episode #128 – Mike Zapcic – AMC’s Comic Book Men, Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash (Recorded at Astronomicon 2)
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode’s guest is another interview done from the Astronomicon pop culture convention with Mike Zapcic, podcaster and cast member of the AMC reality TV show Comic Book Men with Kevin Smith, Ming Chen, Walt Flanagan, and Bryan Johnson. During our chat we talked about the comic book shop he works at that was featured on Comic Book Men, Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, in Red Bank, New Jersey, along with the importance comic books and comic book stores has on culture and society, plus the art of podcasting and the podcast studio A Shared Universe PodcaStudio he opened with Ming Chen. Follow Mike Zapcic: Web: ashareduniverse.com Facebook: facebook.com/mike.zapcic Twitter: twitter.com/michaelzapcic Instagram: instagram.com/michaelzapcic THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
24:02
February 22, 2019
Episode #127: 'Haunted High-Ons' Special from Astronomicon 2 - Dirk Manning, Marianna Pescosta & Alessandro de Fornasari, and Twiztid!
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode is the Haunted High-Ons special with interviews from everyone a part of the creative team of the comic book starring the dastardly duo of Jamie Madrox and Monoxide of the rap group Twiztid! We have three interviews this episode all recorded at this years Astronomicon pop culture convention in Sterling Heights, Michigan with writer Dirk Manning, artists Marianna Pescosta & Alessandro de Fornasari, and of course, Twiztid! We go through the origins of Haunted High-Ons, the inspiration behind the story and artwork, the release of the new series The Darkness Rises, and the special announcement for the C2E2 convention. PURCHASE/PRE-ORDER The Darkness Rises #1: Main Cover: previewsworld.com MNEStore Variant Cover: Option #1 | Option #2 Kevin Eastman Variant Cover: previewsworld.com Jamie Madrox Variant Cover: sourcepointpress.storenvy.com Follow Dirk Manning: Web: dirkmanning.com Facebook: facebook.com/dirkmanning Instagram: instagram.com/DirkManning Twitter: twitter.com/DirkManning Follow Marianna Pescosta: Twitter: twitter.com/maripescostaART Instagram: instagram.com/maripescosta Facebook: facebook.com/marianna.pescosta Follow Alessandro de Fornasari: Instagram: instagram.com/iniko_beats Follow Twiztid: Web: twiztid.com Instagram: instagram.com/officialtwiztid Facebook: facebook.com/Twiztid Twitter: twitter.com/tweetmesohard
38:08
February 20, 2019
Episode #126: Liana Kangas - Comic Artist, Black AF: Devil's Dye, She Said Destroy
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode’s guest is comic book artist Liana Kangas. Currently, you can catch her run on the Black Mask Studio comic Black AF: Devil’s Dye, written by Vita Ayala. This week, it was announced via Newsarama that Kangas will join writer Joe Corallo on the next project She Said Destroy, set to debut in May through Vault Comics. During our interview, we talked about Black AF: Devil’s Dye and her role in making the comic, as an artist finding your own style, how she became an artist, strong women leads in comic books, being a woman in the comic book industry, mentoring young creators, her favorite music artists, and her upcoming comic She Said Destroy. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Kangas chose illustrator Jackie Von Spanks (JLH Illustration) or comic book writer Lan Pitts (writer for WWE series on Boom Studios). Follow Liana Kangas: Web: lianakangas.com Twitter: twitter.com/lianakangas Instagram: instagram.com/lianakangas Twitch: twitch.tv/lianakangas Facebook: facebook.com/lianakangasart THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com
42:28
February 13, 2019
Episode #125: Stephy Slays/Jungle Grrrl - WOW Wrestling Superheroes, AXS TV Every Friday
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode I have a pair of interviews from two of the superheroes from the WOW Women of Wrestling promotion, Stephy Slays and Jungle Grrrl. WOW Wrestling just landed a TV deal as part of AXS TV’s Friday Night Fights in between New Japan Pro Wrestling and LFA MMA. New episodes of WOW – Women Of Wrestling air every Friday at 6pP/9pE. At only 22 years of age, Stephy Slays is one of the younger women of the bunch, but she keeps the hustle on. During our chat, we talk about her place with WOW, the debut on AXS TV, what we can expect from her character, when she started wrestling, the superhero theme of WOW, the vignettes on the WOW show, learning from other women in the company, and her own obstacles. As one of the original talents of the WOW company, Jungle Grrrl is a born leader in WOW. During our interview, we talked about the progression of the company, her story in WOW, telling the stories of each superhero, what makes WOW different, the message of empowerment for women and young girls, and what we have to expect from Jungle Grrrl. Follow Stephy Slays: Web: wowe.com/superheroes/stephy-slays Twitter: twitter.com/wow_stephanie Instagram: instagram.com/wow_stephanie Follow Jungle Grrrl: Web: wowe.com/superheroes/jungle-grrrl Instagram: instagram.com/wow_junglegrrrl Instagram: instagram.com/endorphasm THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com
46:30
February 7, 2019
Episode #124: Erica Schultz - Comic Book Author, Daredevil, Twelve Devil's Dancing, Xena
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode’s guest is comic book author and editor Erica Schultz. I first met Erica at the Motor City Comic Con in Michigan last year where I picked up a copy of her comic book Twelve Devil’s Dancing that was released through Action Lab Entertainment: Danger Zone. Shultz, in recent times, authored on both the Charmed and Xena: Warrior Princess comic books on Dynamite Entertainment along with the Daredevil 2018 Annual on Marvel. During our interview, we talked about surviving conventations, handling multiple projects at once, writing for classic characters but still making it your own, women writing women characters in comics, the diversity in the characters, being vocal about your projects, the creator community, mentoring other creators, and the collaborative effort of making comics. Follow Erica Schultz: Web: ericaschultzwrites.com Twitter: twitter.com/EricaSchultz42 Facebook: facebook.com/Erica-Schultz-480933842075334 Instagram: instagram.com/ericaschultzwrites THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
1:04:03
February 4, 2019
Episode #123: Jason Aalon Butler - Vocalist of FEVER 333, Debut Album 'STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS'
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode’s guest is Jason Aalon Butler, vocalist of the band FEVER 333. Formerly in the band .letlive, Butler has started a new chapter of his life with this new project FEVER 333 with the debut full-length album STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS. Butler’s words are not only a call to arms about the society we are living in, but also contain hope. FEVER 333 is currently on tour with Bring Me The Horizon and Thrice. During our interview, we talked about the struggles growing up in Inglewood, California, why and how the FEVER 333 project started, his musical upbringing, and finding ways for all of our voices to be heard. STREAM/PURCHASE STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS: fever333.lnk.to/strengthinnumb333rs Follow Jason Aalon Butler/FEVER 333: Web: fever333.com Twitter: twitter.com/mrjasonaalon Twitter: twitter.com/fever333 Facebook: facebook.com/fever333 Instagram: instagram.com/mrjasonaalon Instagram: instagram.com/fever333 YouTube: youtube.com/fever333 THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
35:34
January 31, 2019
Episode #122: Ming Chen - AMC's Comic Book Men (Astronomicon 2 Ticket Giveaway)
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This week’s guest is actor, podcaster, and reality television personality Ming Chen. He co-hosts the I Sell Comics! podcast with Mike Zapcic and also starred in the AMC reality series Comic Book Men. During our conversation, we talked about our love of John Wesley Shipp, his experience at last year’s Astronomicon pop culture convention, some of Ming’s favorite Michigan hangouts, the difference in conventions, the Vault of Midnight comic book store, podcasting and his new podcasting studio, and the importance of the comic book stores and conventions. Ming Chen will be a guest again at the Astronomicon pop culture convention on February 8th-10th at Wyndham Garden in Sterling Heights, Michigan and Fresh is the Word is continuing on with the contest on Instagram to giveaway three (3) pairs of general admission weekend passes to the event. Head over to the Fresh is the Word Instagram account to enter: @freshisthewordpodcast. Follow Ming Chen: AMC: amc.com Twitter: twitter.com/mingchen37 Instagram: instagram.com/mingchen37 Facebook: facebook.com/mingchencbm Follow Astronomicon: Web: astronomicon.com Facebook: facebook.com/OfficialAstronomicon Twitter: twitter.com/AstronomiconMI Instagram: instagram.com/theastronomicon THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth.
36:31
January 30, 2019
Episode #121: Micah Sloat & Katie Featherston - Paranormal Activity (Astronomicon 2 Ticket Giveaway)
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. For this episode, we are joined by Micah Sloat and Katie Featherston, the stars of the 2007 horror film Paranormal Activity, which would go on to gross over $193 million worldwide and spark a whole franchise of films. During our interview, we talked about what went into their roles in the film and the long lasting impact the movie made on pop culture. Micah Sloat and Katie Featherston will be guests at the Astronomicon 2 pop culture convention on February 8th-10th at Wyndham Garden in Sterling Heights, Michigan and Fresh is the Word is doing a contest on Instagram to giveaway three (3) pairs of general admission weekend passes to the event. Head over to the Fresh is the Word Instagram account to enter: @freshisthewordpodcast. Follow Micah Sloat: Twitter: twitter.com/micahsloat Instagram: instagram.com/micahsloat Facebook: facebook.com/Micah-Sloat-137651989334/ Follow Katie Featherston: Web: katiefeatherston.com Twitter: twitter.com/katiedianne Instagram: instagram.com/realkatiefeatherston Facebook: facebook.com/RealKatieFeatherston TexLove Films: texlovefilms.com Follow Astronomicon: Web: astronomicon.com Facebook: facebook.com/OfficialAstronomicon Twitter: twitter.com/AstronomiconMI Instagram: instagram.com/theastronomicon THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth.
23:27
January 22, 2019
Episode #120: Heather Antos – Editor at Valiant Comics, Formerly at Unikrn and Marvel
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This week’s guests is no stranger to the comic book world and her name is Heather Antos. She was just named Editor at Valiant Comics, but before that, she was Editor-In-Chief much of last year at the esports site Unikrn along with her time as Associate Editor at Marvel where she helped launched the Star Wars series and she was co-creator of Gwenpool. During our interview, we talked about her time at Marvel and Unikrn, along with a ton of knowledge about being an editor and what goes into making good comics. Please note that this interview was done in December when she was still at Unikrn and before she was announced as the Editor at Valiant. Now at Valiant, it looks like Antos’ first project will be to work with The Wilds and Submerged writer Vita Ayala on Valiant’s new Livewire series. Antos is said to have some project of her own in the works also. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Antos chose Fabian Nicieza, the creator of Deadpool. Follow Heather Antos: Web: heatherantos.com Twitter: twitter.com/HeatherAntos Instagram: instagram.com/HeatherAntos THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
40:50
January 15, 2019
Episode #119: DJ Nu-Mark - Jurassic 5, New Solo Single "Zodiac Killah" with Method Man
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode’s guest is DJ Nu-Mark, a member of the hip-hop group Jurassic 5. Recently, Nu-Mark released his new solo single “Zodiac Killah” featuring Method Man of the Wu-Tang Clan, a song that came together while both are currently on the TBS celebrity rap battle series, Drop The Mic. During our chat, we talked about the making of “Zodiac Killah”, working on Drop The Mic, how he got into music, and the inception of Jurassic 5. Buy “Zodiac Killah” 7″ Vinyl: https://www.fatbeats.com/products/dj-nu-mark-feat-method-man-zodiac-killah-7 Buy “Zodiac Killah” Digital: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/zodiac-killah-feat-method-man-ep/1439108951?ls=1&app=itunes Buy Zodiac Tracks Limited Edition USB: https://djnu-mark.bandcamp.com/merch/zodiac-tracks-limited-edition-usb Follow DJ Nu-Mark: Web: djnu-mark.com Bandcamp: djnu-mark.bandcamp.com Facebook: facebook.com/djnumark Twitter: twitter.com/djnumark Instagram: instagram.com/djnumark808 Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/djnumark YouTube: youtube.com/user/unclenu/ THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
46:55
December 20, 2018
Episode #118: Rapper Big Pooh – New Collaborative Album ‘RPM’ Produced by Focus
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode’s guest is hip-hop artist Rapper Big Pooh. As a member of the now defunct hip-hop group Little Brother, Rapper Big Pooh has been able to venture out on his own, recording collaborative albums with the likes of Apollo Brown and Nottz, along with his most recent album RPM, produced entirely by Focus. During our chat, we talked about how it’s like being a solo artist and having the Little Brother legacy always around, and about working with Focus on the new album, and about his other role as an artist manager. STREAM/PURCHASE: goo.gl/BFHBPd Follow Rapper Big Pooh: Facebook: facebook.com/RapperBigPooh1 Twitter: twitter.com/rapperbigpooh Instagram: instagram.com/rapperbigpooh THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
43:53
December 16, 2018
Episode #117: Alla Xul Elu - Majik Ninja Entertainment (Recorded at Twiztmas at The Crofoot)
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode’s guest is the horrorcore rap group Alla Xul Elu hailing from Ohio. Alla Xul Elu has a new album out The Almighty via Twiztid’s Majik Ninja Entertainment imprint. During our interview that we recorded backstage at The Crofoot in Pontiac, MI during Twiztid’s 5th Annual Twiztmas, we talked about the origins and influences of the group and all sorts of nonsense. This is honestly one of the funniest episodes of Fresh is the Word ever! PURCHASE/STREAM Alla Xul Elu – The Almighty: mne.lnk.to/AXE Follow Alla Xul Elu: Web: longliveevil.com Facebook: facebook.com/allaxulelu Twitter: twitter.com/allaxulelu Instagram: instagram.com/allaxulelu MNE: majikninjaentertainment.com/artists/alla-xul-elu THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
40:12
December 13, 2018
Episode #116: Vstylez - Detroit Hip-Hop Artist, New Album 'Thornton Melon'
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. On this episode, we have a friend to the show making his return, Detroit hip-hop artist, wrestling/MMA/boxing connoisseur, and proud Marine, Vstylez. Recently, Vstylez released the digital version of his second full-length album Thornton Melon, featuring guests like M.O.P., Masta Ace, Kool G. Rap, King Crooked, and O.C., and production from Pete Rock, Nottz, and among others. During our interview, we walked through the concept of the album and did a track-by-track breakdown of the stories behind the making of each song. There’s actionable lessons that tie this album together about making relationships in no matter what field you are in. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Vstylez chose his long time friend, fellow hip-hop artist Bumpy Knuckles. STREAM/PURCHASE Thornton Melon: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/thornton-melon/1444895197 Follow Vstylez: Twitter: twitter.com/Vstylez Instagram: instagram.com/vstylez Facebook: facebook.com/OfficialVstylez THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
1:13:44
December 10, 2018
Episode #115: DJ Amir Abdullah – DJ, Music Historian, Curator
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode’s guest is DJ, music historian, and curator, DJ Amir Abdullah. Known for his On Track mixtapes with DJ Kon, Amir currently run his own record label, 180-Proof (founded in 2011), which owns the exclusive rights to release Strata Records’ influential back catalogue and unreleased sessions. During our conversation, we talked about Amir’s roots in music, his collaborations with DJ Kon and the On Track mixtapes, becoming a music historian and curator, researching music to reissue/unearth, obtaining the Strata Records catalogue, the history and political activism of Strata in Detroit, and Charles Mingus Jazz in Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden and the stories behind the recordings. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Amir chose photographer and political activist Leni Sinclair. Fresh is the Word Podcast - Episode 115 - DJ Amir Abdullah - DJ, Music Historian, Curator of Charles Mingus Jazz in Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden Follow DJ Amir Abdullah: Web: 180-proof.com Twitter: twitter.com/djamir70 Mixcloud: mixcloud.com/djamir Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/djamir70 Instagram: instagram.com/180proofrecords Facebook: facebook.com/DJ-Amir-161195730583168 THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
54:20
December 6, 2018
Episode #114: Aztek The Barfly & Foul Mouth - Middle Finger Music, Aztek The Barfly's New Album
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode’s guests are Detroit hip-hop artists Aztek The Barfly and Foul Mouth. As members of the newly formed Middle Finger Music imprint, Aztek just released his new album Line King, produced entirely by Foul Mouth. During our interview, we talked about both of their roots in music (Aztek is down for the core!), the creation of Middle Finger Music, the importance of having a tight knit creative community, and future releases on Middle Finger Music, plus much more! Follow Middle Finger Music: Web: middlefingermusic313.com Twitter: twitter.com/MFM_313 Instagram: instagram.com/middlefingermusic313 Facebook: facebook.com/middlefingermusic313 Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/middlefingermusic313 Follow Aztek The Barfly: Facebook: facebook.com/aztek.barfly Twitter: twitter.com/aztekthebarfly Instagram: instagram.com/aztekthebarfly Bandcamp: aztekthebarfly.bandcamp.com Follow Foul Mouth: Twitter: twitter.com/FoulMouth313 Instagram: instagram.com/foulmouth313 Bandcamp: foulmouth313detroit.bandcamp.com THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
1:03:50
November 30, 2018
Episode #113: One Be Lo - Michigan Hip-Hop Artist (Fresh is the Word 3rd Anniversary)
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode marks the third anniversary of Fresh is the Word and to celebrate this landmark this week’s guest is one of the first people I ever became friends with in the Michigan hip-hop scene, One Be Lo. Recently One Be Lo released a pair of Binary Star albums titled Lighty and Ears Apart. During our extended conversation, we talked about how we met and those early years of using the Internet to spread the word about Detroit and Michigan hip-hop, the hip-hop culture, how and why we identify race-wise, the new albums, and so much more. The discussions on this episode is so deep that its hard to describe it into words, just listen! Follow One Be Lo: Bandcamp: onebelo.bandcamp.com Facebook: facebook.com/onebelo Twitter: twitter.com/onebelo Instagram: instagram.com/onebedoublelo7 THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
1:27:13
November 27, 2018
Episode #112: David Frangioni - Drummer, Collector, Technologist, Sound authority, and Author of 'Cr
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode’s guest is a drummer, music businessman, producer, technologist, and musician David Frangioni. In the past, he has written for Rolling Stone, Mix, and Robb Report and the founder of the Frangioni Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to inspiring children through drums and music. Frangioni is also the author of the book Crash: The World’s Greatest Drum Kits, which is a visual journey through the world of rock & jazz drumming along with photography from iconic rock photographer Mark Weiss. Within Crash, you’ll see drum kits from musicians such as Carl Palmer, Neil Peart, Ringo Starr, Carmine Appice, Buddy Rich, Eric Singer, Keith Moon, Peter Criss, Alex Van Halen, Lars Ulrich, Louie Bellson and many more! During our chat, we talked about Crash and what lessons we can learn behind the stories of these classic drum kits along with all the high profile bands he’s worked with in his long career in the music industry. PURCHASE Crash: The World’s Greatest Drum Kits From Appice to Peart to Van Halen: http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/CRASH/David-Frangioni/9781683833048 Follow David Frangioni: Web: audio-one.com Web: frangionimedia.com Twitter: twitter.com/davidfrangioni Instagram: instagram.com/davidfrangioni Instagram: instagram.com/frangionimedia THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
36:55
November 22, 2018
Episode #111: Marco Polo – Hip Hop Producer, New Album Out Now with Masta Ace “A Breukelen Story”
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode’s guest is Toronto-born, now New York-based hip-hop producer Marco Polo. That move from Toronto to New York is the basis of Marco Polo’s new collaborative album with hip-hop legend Masta Ace (who was one episode #100) titled A Breukelen Story, available now on all formats. Marco Polo has worked with a who’s who of hip-hop throughout his time in New York and during our chat, we talked about his upbringing in Toronto, making the move to New York, his parents support, his creative process, his hip-hop influences, lessons learned during his first few years in New York, working with Masta Ace, working with all the big-named artists he’s worked with, and much more. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Marco chose his long time friend and collaborator, Shylow. PURCHASE/STREAM Masta Ace & Marco Polo – A Breukelen Story: smarturl.it/ABreukelenStory Follow Marco Polo: Web: marcopolobeats.com Facebook: facebook.com/MarcoPoloBeatsPA Twitter: twitter.com/marcopolobeats Instagram: instagram.com/marcopolobeats THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
49:07
November 16, 2018
Episode #110: Marni Kinrys - Owner of The Wing Girl Method, Co-Host of The Ask Women Podcast
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This week’s guest is Marni Kinrys. She is an accomplished author, dating coach, media personality and the ultimate Wing Girl who guides men and women through the often painful process of meeting, attracting and connecting with their ideal partners through her empowering workshops, one-on-one coaching and straightforward self-help books, blogs and podcasts. She’s the owner of The Wing Girl Method and also the co-host of The Ask Women Podcast with writer and comic Kristen Carney. During our interview, Marni describes what The Wing Girl Method is and what The Ask Women Podcast is about, standing out among all the other people that give relationship advice, the topics that men most need help with, men in the #MeToo era, and how her upbringing molded her into the things that she does with The Wing Girl Method, among many other topics! Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Marni chose Los Angeles-based comedian Jay Larson. Follow Marni Kinrys: Web: winggirlmethod.com Twitter: twitter.com/winggirlmethod Facebook: facebook.com/TheWingGirlMethod Instagram: instagram.com/winggirlmethod The Ask Women Podcast: winggirlmethod.com/podcast THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
38:32
November 15, 2018
Episode #109: DJ Corchin – Award-Winning Children’s Author & Illustrator
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode’s guest is one of the most wholesome guests I’ve had on Fresh is the Word, the award-winning children’s author and illustrator DJ Corchin. With projects like Half-Cat, Do You Speak Fish?, A Thousand NO’s, and the I Feel… Children’s Book Series, among many other titles, DJ Corchin’s children’s book bring a powerful message in simple terms that also connects with the adult reader. We talked about his latest projects and how he breaks down his day creatively, how he got into creating children’s book, how to effectively write a children’s books, the mental and behavioral lessons, plans for the future, how children’s books differ now than when we were kids, collaborating with Dan Dougherty, and the 13th Chair. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. DJ Corchin chose his brother, Top 40 morning radio host Scotty K. Follow DJ Corchin: Web: djcorchin.com Twitter: twitter.com/djcorchin Facebook: facebook.com/djcorchinauthor Instagram: instagram.com/dj_writes The 13th Chair: the13thchair.com THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK: Fresh is the Word Podcast - Fresh Pick of the Week 109 - Blackbird SAM HUMPHRIES and JEN BARTEL This episode’s pick is the new comic from Sam Humphries and one of my favorite artists Jen Bartel titled Blackbird. It’s the story of Nina Rodriguez and her believes that this magical word ruled by ruthless cabals exists within the veneer of Los Angeles, but everybody thinks she’s crazy. Jen Bartel’s artwork is always incredible and a wonderful cat shows up at the end of issue #1. MORE INFO/PURCHASE: imagecomics.com/comics/series/blackbird THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
46:31
November 9, 2018
Episode #108: Jayden Panesso – Frontman of the Queens, New York-Based Metalcore Band ‘Sylar’
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode’s guest is Jayden Panesso, frontman of the Queens, New York-based metalcore band Sylar. The band just released their third album, Seasons, on October 5th and are currently on tour with Beartooth and Knocked Loose. During our chat, we talked about touring with Insane Clown Posse and Attila, the mindstate of touring, how playing the songs live goes into the making of the music, progression of the band, the new album, using music to overcome fears, being a family man, their connection to their fans, their metal influences, his hip-hop influences, and how growing up in Queens molded him. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Panesso chose Caleb Shomo, the lead vocalist of hardcore band Beartooth. STREAM/PURCHASE Seasons: smarturl.it/SylarSeasons Follow Sylar/Jayden Panesso: Web: sylarny.com Facebook: facebook.com/SylarNY Twitter: twitter.com/sylarny Instagram: instagram.com/sylarny Jayden Panesso’s Twitter: twitter.com/JaydenPanesso Jayden Panesso’s Instagram: instagram.com/jaydenpanesso THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK: This episodes pick is the debut album Stalker from Detroit’s own Ectomorph, out now via Interdimensional Transmissions. Ectomorph (now officially comprised of BMG & Erika) recorded this whole album as is, with only one or two takes in their own studio. There was no editing at all! They wanted to capture the mood of their live performances and Stalker is even more haunting than its name. Ectomorph made one of the most dark, yet lively albums of the year. While it embraces this murky sound, it’s one of the most unique electronic music releases I’ve heard in a while. This is what techno sounds like on Halloween in Detroit. STREAM/PURCHASE: ithq.bandcamp.com THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
47:32
November 6, 2018
Episode #107: Spencer Charnas - Vocalist of Metalcore Band 'Ice Nine Kills'
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This week’s guest is perfect for the week of Halloween, Spencer Charnas, vocalist of the Boston-based metalcore band Ice Nine Kills. The band just released their fifth studio album The Silver Scream via Fearless Records, a concept album of horror movie inspired madness with each song a tribute to a different iconic cinema classic. During our interview, we talked about Charnas’ love of horror movies and the concepts behind the songs on The Silver Scream, his favorite horror movies, the progression of the band, and much more. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Charnas chose Mike Mowery, President and Managing Partner of Outerloop Management. ——————————————————————————– MERCH: found.ee/inkbundles ITUNES: found.ee/thesilverscream Follow Spencer Charnas/Ice Nine Kills: Web: iceninekills.com Facebook: facebook.com/IceNineKills Instagram: instagram.com/ice9kills Twitter: twitter.com/ICENINEKILLS Spencer Charnas Instagram: instagram.com/SpencerINK Spencer Charnas Twitter: twitter.com/SpencerICE9K Spencer Charnas Facebook: facebook.com/spencerINK THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK: ——————————————————————————– This episode’s pick is the Still Breathing EP from Fight the Fury, the new metal project from Skillet frontman and bassist John Cooper and Skillet guitarist Seth Morrison, along with drummer Jared Ward and guitarist John Panzer III. Order Still Breathing: lnk.to/fightthefury Connect with Fight The Fury Facebook: facebook.com/fightthefuryofficial Twitter: twitter.com/fightthefury Instagram: instagram.com/fightthefury YouTube: flyt.it/FTFYouTube THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
32:55
October 30, 2018
Episode #106: Evidence - Member of Hip-Hop Group 'Dilated Peoples'
This week’s guest is hip-hop artist Evidence, member of the legendary west coast group Dilated Peoples. Evidence released his latest solo album Weather or Not earlier this year on Rhymesayers, an album that tackles many aspects of his personal life in great detail. During our conversation, we talked about his 20+ years in hip-hop, the sound that has been prevalent with Evidence and Dilated Peoples, working with Alchemist, his latest album Weather or Not, how hip-hop has aged, his creative process, his current tour with Oddisee, and much more! Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Evidence chose his Dilated Peoples crew members DJ Babu and Rakaa (Iriscience). STREAM/PURCHASE Weather or Not: https://rse.lnk.to/WeatherOrNot Follow Evidence: Facebook: facebook.com/misterevidence Twitter: twitter.com/Evidence Instagram: instagram.com/evidence Rhymesayers: rhymesayers.com/evidence THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK: This episode’s pick is another release from the Rhymesayers camp by the way of the St. Paul, Minnesota-based emcee deM atlaS and his newest project, Bad Actress. The 15-song debut full-length album is produced entirely by Ant of Atmosphere is the culmination of all the personal obstacles that Joshua Turner dealt with growing up. It’s a very emotional album and you get a peek into the deM atlaS psyche on Bad Actress. STREAM/PURCHASE Bad Actress: rse.lnk.to/BadActress THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
29:01
October 23, 2018
Episode #105: Kenta Koie - Singer/Lyricist for Japanese Metalcore Band 'Crossfaith'
This week’s guest is Kenta Koie, the lead vocalist of the Japanese metalcore band Crossfaith. The band that formed in 2006, released their fifth studio album EX_MACHINA earlier this year. During our interview, we talked about the band’s new album EX_MACHINA, about Japanese rock culture, the progression of the band, and their connection with their fans, among other things. Follow Kenta Koie/Crossfaith: Web: crossfaith.jp Facebook: facebook.com/crossfaithofficial Twitter: twitter.com/CrossfaithJapan Twitter (Kenta Koie): twitter.com/KenCrossfaith Instagram: instagram.com/crossfaithjapan PURCHASE/STREAM EX_MACHINA: unfd.lnk.to/ex_machina THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK: This episode’s pick is the debut album Don’t Look at the Moon from the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based metalcore band Sleep Waker, released on Stay Sick Recordings (label started by Attila frontman Chris Fronzak). Sleep Waker is an energetic and aggressive band and this is a proper and impressive debut from the Michigan natives. PURCHASE/STREAM: hyperurl.co/sleepwaker THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
29:46
October 15, 2018
Episode #104: Dream Wife - Recorded Backstage at the El Club in Detroit
On this episode we are joined by the London-based pop rocking punk band Dream Wife. Recorded backstage during their Detroit tour stop at the El Club, the members of Dream Wife – Alice Go (guitar), Rakel Mjöll (vocals), and Bella Podpadec (bass) – sat down with your Fresh is the Word host K-Fresh to talk about their rise to popularity, their humble beginnings, how the band got started, the roles of women in the music industry and the discussions that need to continue, and their open call for women & non-binary artists in select cities to open their shows. Follow Dream Wife: Web: dreamwife.co Facebook: facebook.com/dreamwifedream Twitter: twitter.com/DreamWifeMusic Instagram: instagram.com/dreamwifetheband PURCHASE/STREAM: LP/CD: dreamwife.tmstor.es Digital: hyperurl.co/DWDreamWife THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK: This episode’s pick is a band that is currently on tour with Dream Wife who I was incredibly impressed by during their Detroit stop, the Los Angeles-based band Russo. The band is headed by Cailin Russo, who is the daughter of Unwritten Law’s Scott Russo. Along with Cailin Russo, the band, that only formed earlier this year, includes Tyler McCarthy on guitar, Hayley Brownell on drums and backing vocals and Sean Ritchie on bass. The band is pure fun and doesn’t take themselves too seriously with an indie pop/rock sound that is not only energetic, but funky. Russo’s EP, House with a Pool, is available now! PURCHASE/STREAM House with a Pool: russo.lnk.to/hwap
36:17
October 9, 2018
Episode #103: Joe Nice - Dubstep DJ, Ambassador of the Dubstep Sound in North America
This guest from this episode is the ambassador of the dubstep sound in North America, dubstep DJ, and DJ that plays dubstep among other styles, Joe Nice. As suggested by previous Fresh is the Word guest Sinistarr in episode #90 (and we show Sinistarr all the praise he deserves at the start of the show), Joe Nice gives us a history lesson in his role in bringing the original UK dubstep sound over to North America. Joe Nice has stories and we get a taste of that in this episode and so much more. We definitely need Joe Nice on the show again to tell more stories. Follow Joe Nice: Facebook: facebook.com/JoeNiceDJ Twitter: twitter.com/joenicedj Instagram: instagram.com/joenicedj Mixcloud: mixcloud.com/JoeNiceDJ
1:01:46
October 2, 2018
Episode #102: Chuck Staton - Vocalist/Guitarist of Pop/Punk Band 'Senior Discount', Co-Host of "The Chuck and Brad Podcast", Comedian, Filmmaker
This week’s guest is the Chuck Staton, vocalist and guitarist of the Providence, Rhode Island-based pop punk band Senior Discount, along with co-host of The Chuck and Brad Podcast. During our interview we talk about Senior Discount’s new album The Best Revenge, his podcast, working as a filmmaker, his comedy, and how all of those things work together and his he juggles all of those different types of creative outlets. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Chuck Staton chose filmmaker, actor, comedian, comic book writer, author, and podcaster Kevin Smith. Follow Chuck Station/Senior Discount: Web: seniordiscountmusic.com Podcast: chuckandbradpodcast.com Facebook: facebook.com/seniordiscount Twitter: twitter.com/discountchuck Instagram: instagram.com/discountchuck Bandcamp: seniordiscount.bandcamp.com
1:04:12
September 21, 2018
Episode #101: Carl Craig - Producer/DJ, Techno Pioneer from Detroit
In continuing with the 100th episode celebration, the guest for this episode is techno pioneer, Detroit’s own Carl Craig. As one of the producers and DJs that helped shape the evolution of electronic music both in Detroit and around the globe, Carl Craig has hit legendary status by continue to not only produce quality music in a variety of styles of multiple generations, but still is a staple as a DJ in the global techno community. During our chat, we talked extensively about what it is to be a good DJ and how to be a fearless DJ, along with how to balance your personal life with the DJ lifestyle, the history of Detroit techno, and Carl Craig’s childhood. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Carl Craig chose another techno pioneer from Detroit, Derrick May. Follow Carl Craig: Web: www.carlcraig.net Facebook: facebook.com/carlcraigofficial Twitter: twitter.com/carlcraignet
1:17:55
September 13, 2018
Episode #100: Masta Ace - Brooklyn Hip-Hop Legend
It’s here! Episode #100! For this landmark episode, I wanted to get someone special, someone whose work has been important to me over the years. After contacting a shortlist of names, I landed on two people that fit the part, Brooklyn hip-hop legend Masta Ace and Detroit techno pioneer Carl Craig (for episode #101). During my chat with Masta Ace, we talked about his place in hip-hop history and how influential he’s been to other emcees, his career has the hip-hop era’s changed, the effect of his 2001 release The Disposable Arts, dealing with being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis back in 2000 and how he keeps his health in check, and the changes in hip-hop throughout the past generations. Masta Ace has a new album A Breukelen Story with producer Marco Polo set to be released on out Nov 9th, 2018. Follow Masta Ace: Web: www.mastaace.com Facebook: facebook.com/mastaaceofficial Twitter: twitter.com/mastaace Instagram: instagram.com/mastaacepics
1:03:47
September 5, 2018
Episode #99: Dan Dougherty - Comic Book Writer/Artist of 'Beardo' and 'Touching Evil', Writer of 'Floppy Cop', Illustrator of 'Cosa Nostra'
This week’s guest is comic book writer and artist Dan Dougherty, most known for Beardo and Touching Evil, and most recently illustrated Cosa Nostra and wrote Floppy Cop. During our chat, we talked about working on Cosa Nostra with Dirk Manning and on Floppy Cop with Seth Damoose, Milena Denano, and Jay P. Fosgitt, the mental health side of working on comics with dark material, working pop culture conventions, building your audience, the idea of risk when choosing projects, and the creative freedom of working with friends. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Dougherty chose author and illustrator DJ Corchin, who he worked with on You Got A Boogie. Fresh is the Word Podcast - Episode 99 - Dan Dougherty Follow Dan Doughherty: Web: www.beardocomics.com Facebook: facebook.com/BeardoComic Twitter: twitter.com/Beardocomics Instagram: instagram.com/beardocomics
51:58
August 30, 2018
Episode #98: Ashley Adler Coro - Co-Founder of the Non-Profit Organization 'Can You Hear Me?'
The guest for this episode is Ashley Adler Coro, co-founder of Can You Hear Me?, a non-profit organization that works with musicians to raise awareness, take action and provide a supportive, empowering community for teens struggling with issues such as mental health, bullying, and peer pressure. Can You Hear Me? most notably partnered with main stage bands on the Vans Warped Tour for signings, donating all proceeds to MusiCares specifically for musicians and their families who struggle with mental health. During our conversation, we talked about how Can You Hear Me? was established, what sort of conversations they have with teens, how they are able to reach out to teens, and the artists they’ve worked with, among many other things. Follow Can You Hear Me?: Web: www.cyhm.org YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCCjmqfyufV74Yuj9J-qinUg Facebook: facebook.com/canyouhearme Instagram: instagram.com/cyhmorg Twitter: twitter.com/cyhmorg Tumblr: cany0uhearm3.tumblr.com
47:10
August 21, 2018
Episode #97: Rosie Tran - Stand Up Comedian, Writer, Podcaster, and Actress
This week’s guest is stand up comedian, writer, podcaster, and actress Rosie Tran (as suggested by B.J. Mendelson in Episode #89). Originally from New Orleans, Hollywood is her home now and she has performed in comedy venues both locally and internationally. She also hosts a couple of podcasts Hello Crypto Kitty (with Esther Ku) and Out of the Box. During out conversation, we talked about her move from New Orleans to Los Angeles, how she got into comedy, the difference between a sense of humor and real comedy, the mental health aspects of being a comic, crafting her material, perseverance, the roles of asian women and women in general in comedy, political correctness in the #MeToo movement, and her podcasts. Follow Rosie Tran: Web: rosietran.com Twitter: twitter.com/FunnyRosie Instagram: instagram.com/outoftheboxrosie Facebook: facebook.com/FunnyRosie Out of the Box Podcast: outoftheboxpodcast.com Hello Crypto Kitty Podcast: hellocryptokitty.com
1:09:01
August 15, 2018
Episode #96: Emily Read - Co-Owner/Founder Pro-Wrestling EVE
This episode’s guest is Emily Read, the co-owner and founder of the UK-based wrestling promotion Pro-Wrestling: EVE. Established in 2009, EVE prides itself as the “Riot Grrrl” of women’s professional wrestling, and being unapologetic, feminist, punk and political! Back on May 5th, EVE ran Europe’s biggest ever women’s wrestling event,Wrestle Queendom, at the York Hall in Bethnal Green, London. The event featured EVE stars like Charlie Morgan, Sammii Jayne, and Millie McKenzie, among others, and wrestling legends like Aja Kong and Meiko Satomura. During our interview, we talked about the inception of the Wrestle Queendom event and how everything was planned for it, the Pro-Wrestling: EVE Bishopsgate Institute Hall of Fame, the lessons to be learned by being a woman in a male-dominated wrestling industry, creating safe spaces at EVE shows, being the figurehead of EVE, keeping her individuality, the important of mental health, and dealing with her mental health.
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August 12, 2018
Episode #95: Sydney Dolezal & Alex Snowden (Doll Skin)
This is a final installment of interviews recorded at the Detroit stop of the Vans Warped Tour, this one with Sydney Dolezal & Alex Snowden from the Arizona-based rock band Doll Skin. Already wise beyond their youth, with all the members of Doll Skin only at 18 to 19 years of age, they have a sound that varies from punk, metal, and alternative. They released their debut full-length album Manic Pixie Dream Girl in the summer of 2017 and has been turning heads every since. During our conversation, we talked about their experiences on the Warped Tour, what it means being the only all-female band on the tour, the need to progress the amount of women in music while still trying to just be known as simply a band, having their parents on tour, and dealing with enjoying their youth while being a touring band, among other very interesting topics discussed.
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August 2, 2018
Episode #94: Lauren Kashan / Matt Honeycutt – Warped Tour
This is the second of three episodes with interviews recorded from the Detroit stop of the Van’s Warped Tour. We have another double header for you with first, an interview with Lauren Kashan, the lead vocalist of the Baltimore-based hardcore punk band Sharptooth, and then a chat with frontman Matt Honeycutt of the Texas-based metalcore band Kublai Khan. Sharptooth released their debut album Clever Girl last year. They just announced they will be joining Cane Hill (lead singer Elijah Witt was on Episode #83) on tour starting on September 21st in Orlando through November 3rd in New Orleans (dates below). During our interview, we talked about being on the Warped Tour, the lessons learned by touring, her ambition and passion for music, the topic of gender identity, the representation of women and people of color in metal and hardcore and the need for allies for these discussions, the need for equality, and about their live shows.
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August 2, 2018
Episode #93: Tatiana DeMaria / Rob Damiani – Warped Tour
This is the first of three episodes with interviews recorded from the Detroit stop of the Van’s Warped Tour. We have a double header with first, an interview with the London-based singer/songwriter Tatiana DeMaria (of the band TAT), and then we get to Rob Damiani, lead singer of the British rock band Don Broco. Tatiana DeMaria is currently rolling out her own solo material, so we talk about her decision to release music outside of her band TAT, growing up making music, along with the influence that London has on her music, having fun with music, talking with her fans, being a role model, her experience on Warped Tour, and much more. Don Broco is currently touring off the release of their latest album Technology, an album that showed great growth from the band. In talking with Rob Damiani, we discuss how the band balances humor with serious subject manner, being on Warped Tour, the roll out of their new album Technology, and the beginnings of Don Broco.
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August 2, 2018
Episode #92: Zo! – Detroit-Born Musician, Producer, Composer
This week’s guest is the Detroit-born musician, producer, and composer Zo! (who you might remember as being Sy Smith’s recommendation on Episode #82). Zo! has built a great independent music career for himself as both a solo artist and a member of The Foreign Exchange collective. With a career spanning since the early 2000s, Zo! is a prime example of doing it on your own on your own terms. During our interview, we talk about his beginnings in music transitioning from being a baseball player, becoming an independent artist, his time as a school teacher, what it took to turn music into a serious career, and his time with The Foreign Exchange. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Zo! chose singer/songwriter Carmen Rodgers (@CarmenRodgers), producer Waajeed (@Waajeed_), and singer/songwriter Monica Blaire (@monicaBlaire).
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August 2, 2018
Episode #91: Buck Dudley – New Jersey-Based Hip-Hop Producer
This week’s guest is the New Jersey-based hip-hop producer Buck Dudley. Most known recently for his production on a variety of projects from hip-hop emcee CRIMEAPPLE (links to stream/purchase below). Buck Dudley is one of a select group of hip-hop artists that are reimagining the grimy east coast hip-hop sound from the 1990s into a new era. During our interview, we talked about his beginnings as a hip-hop producer, the reasons he makes music, when too much promotion is too much promotion, balancing the art form with its branding, working with CRIMEAPPLE, and much more. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories. Buck Dudley chose a friend of his, Church from the band Simple Man.
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August 2, 2018
Episode #90: Sinistarr – Detroit-Born Electronic
This week’s guest is the Detroit born and raised DJ and producer Sinistarr. While his music is centered in drum and bass, Sinistarr definitely flirts with sounds and tempos influenced by the wide array of music that he celebrates. Currently living in Calgary, Sinistarr is enjoying over a decade now of touring as a DJ and releasing a variety of projects on labels around the world. During our interview, we talked about some of his new and upcoming releases, his beginnings and progression as a music producer, the current evolution of the drum and bass genre, and all sorts of life lessons as an independent artist. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories. Sinistarr chose the North American ambassador of dubstep, Baltimore-based DJ Joe Nice.
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August 2, 2018
Episode #89: B.J. Mendelson (Author, Speaker, Comic Book Writer) - Social Media Is Bullshit
This week’s guest is author, speaker, and comic book writer B.J. Mendelson. He gained notoriety over his humorous yet engaging books Social Media Is Bullshit and Privacy: And How to Get It Back (you can take a guess at what they are about). During our interview, we talk his comic books A National Story of Minor Significance and Vengeance, Nevada and the lessons that come with it about the self-help and mental health, diving into the world of privacy and social media, connecting with your audience, and pro wrestling. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories. B.J. Mendelson chose stand-up comedian, model, actress, writer, and podcast host Rosie Tran (twitter.com/FunnyRosie). Books Social Media Is Bullshit (St. Martin’s Press): https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250002952 Privacy: And How to Get It Back (Curious Reads): https://www.amazon.com/Privacy-How-Back-Curious-Reads/dp/1912475014/
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July 3, 2018
Episode #88: Daru Jones (Producer/Drummer) - Drummer for Black Milk, Jack White
This week’s guest is producer and drummer Daru Jones. Most known as the drummer for the likes of Detroit hip-hop artist Black Milk and megastar Jack White, Daru Jones has been one of the go-to drummers in the music industry playing for a who’s who of hip-hop artists, even playing on Nas’ Illmatic performance at the Kennedy Center with the National Symphony Orchestra. Residing in between Brooklyn and Nashville, Daru Jones talents have earned him global respect throughout the music industry. During our interview, we talk about how it is performing with Black Milk and Jack White, what it takes to be a drummer that works with so many artists, and his upcoming projects including the band DMD alongside guitar wunderkind Marcus Machado and legendary Living Colour bassist Doug Wimbish. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories. Daru Jones chose his DMD bandmate Doug Wimbish. Follow Daru Jones: F
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June 26, 2018
Episode #87: Shawn Coss - From Wizard World Comic Con Columbus
The third interview from Wizard World Comic Con Columbus is with Akron, Ohio based artist Shawn Coss, the creator of Inktober Illness/Phobias, co-owner of Any Means Necessary Clothing, and artist for Cyanide and Happiness. During our interview, we talked about being an independent artist and paying taxes, using humor to talk about uncomfortable subjects, using art to talk about mental health, his variety of projects, and all sorts of other actionable lessons. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories. Shawn Coss chose Michael Nemitz, co-owner of Any Means Necessary Clothing. Follow Shawn Coss: Web: www.shawncossart.com Any Means Necessary Clothing: www.amnclothing.com Twitter: twitter.com/ShawnCoss Facebook: facebook.com/ShawnCossArtist Instagram: instagram.com/shawncoss THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK: This episode’s pick is the comic book Max the Inebriated Rabbit, written and drawn by th
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June 22, 2018
Episode #86: Tracy Lawson – From Wizard World Comic Con Columbus
The second episode this week from Wizard World Comic Con Columbus is with Tracy Lawson, an author who places herself among a couple of literary genres: young adult thrillers and digging into the past telling historical stories with a modern twist. Her latest project is the four-part dystopian series called Resistance: Counteract, Resist, Ignite, and Revolt. She is currently working on a thriller set during the Revolutionary War. During our interview, we talk about how she interacts with people at conventions like Wizard World, her Resistance series, her upcoming Revolutionary War project, the importance of telling certain stories from an actual women’s perspective, and all sorts of other actionable advice about being an independent creator. Follow Tracy Lawson: Web: www.tracylawsonbooks.com Instagram: instagram.com/tracylawsonauthor Facebook: facebook.com/tracylawsonauthor Twitter: twitter.com/tracyslawson THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK: This episode’s pick is the monthly comic book thr
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June 18, 2018
Episode #85: Erin Schechtman Caruso (Super Group Hugs) - From Wizard World Comic Con Columbus
SHOW NOTES: http://freshisthepodcast.com/episode-85-erin-schechtman-caruso/ This episode is the first of three episodes dropping this week with interviews recorded at Wizard World Comic Con Columbus. First up is Erin Schechtman Caruso, a Cleveland-based Art Director, Professional Illustrator, Fine Artist, and creator of Super Group Hugs. Simply put, Super Group Hugs are prints of your favorite pop-culture characters HUGGING! During our interview, we talk about the idea behind Super Group Hugs, how she interacts with people at conventions like Wizard World, working in a variety of artistic mediums, and how she navigates having a career in one artistic medium while having her own projects. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories. Erin chose award-winning photographer, designer, and illustrator Roger De Muth and comic book writer/artist Katie Cook. Follow Erin Schechtman Caruso: Web: w
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June 14, 2018
Episode #84: Amp Live & Del The Funky Homosapien - Being an independent and their new album Gate 13
SHOW NOTES: http://freshisthepodcast.com/episode-84-del-funky-homosapien-amp-live/ This week’s guests are a couple of highly respected names in the history of hip-hop, Del the Funky Homosapien and Amp Live. Recently, the duo collaborated on a full-length project titled Gate 13. During our interview, Del and Amp talk about how this project came together and what its like to be an independent hip-hop artist in an industry that’s ever-changing. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories. Del chose both Sir Jinx and DJ Pooh and Amp Live chose anybody that was affiliated with his crew, Zion I. Stream/Purchase Gate 13: http://smarturl.it/vlkfsd. Follow Del The Funky Homosapien: Web: www.delhiero.com Instagram: instagram.com/delhiero Twitter: twitter.com/DelHIERO Facebook: facebook.com/Del-the-Funky-Homosapien-187211000029 Soundcloud: @zartan-drednaught-cobra Spotify: http://spotify.com/artist
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June 11, 2018
Episode #83: Elijah Witt (Cane Hill) – WWE NXT Takeover and maximizing the band's exposure
This week’s guest is Elijah Witt, lead vocalist of the New Orleans-based metal band Cane Hill. Earlier this year, the band released their sophomore album Too Far Gone via Rise Records. Cane Hill was recently featured on WWE wrestling’s NXT programming, where their songs “It Follows” and “Lord of Flies” served as theme songs to the NXT Takeover event Wrestlemania 34 weekend in New Orleans. Cane Hill also performed at NXT Takeover opening up the event and also performing wrestler Ember Moon’s entrance alongside Lzzy Hale of the band Halestorm. During our interview, Witt details the whole processes of linking up with the WWE, working with Triple H, and the whole preparation of performing at NXT Takeover in their own hometown. We also talk about Witt’s favorite wrestler these days Braun Strowman, the band’s new album, and how they’ve been able to get in front of different types of crowds to maximize their exposure. A lot of great advice about touring with different types of bands and colla
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May 21, 2018
Episode #82: Sy Smith – Being an independent artist, the process of writing/recording her new album
EPISODE #82: SY SMITH – IN THIS EPISODE: This week’s guest is the Los Angeles-based soul music artist, musician, and producer Sy Smith. As an artist who has been on the independent grind for a while now, we chat about what it takes to be an independent musician when the music industry changes so much and she gives some great advice about how to swim though sometimes turbulent waters. We also talk about what went into the writing and recording for her newest album Sometimes A Rose Will Grow In Concrete. For this episode, Sy Smith’s recommendation for a future Fresh is the Word guest is soul music artist Geno Young along with musician/composer/producer Zo!, who is already a friend of the show! Follow Sy Smith: Web: http://www.sysmith.com Twitter: twitter.com/syberspace Facebook: facebook.com/sysmithmusic Instagram: instagram.com/syberspace YouTube: youtube.com/user/sysmith69 Bandcamp: http://sysmith.bandcamp.com Big Cartel: http://syberspace.bigcartel.com THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK:
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May 14, 2018
Episode #81: Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz) - New Album and the influence comic books had on her
This week’s guest is Sadie Dupuis of the band Speedy Ortiz. Recently, Speedy Ortiz released their third album Twerp Verse via Carpark Records. During our interview, we talked about how they scrapped the original plans for their third album in response to things going on in society, along with the struggles of basically being self-employed as a musician and the influence that comic books had on her upbringing and the band. Sadie’s suggestion for a future Fresh is the Word guest is Charles Aaron, formerly of Spin Magazine. She tells some great stories about him during this episode. Follow Sadie Dupuis/Speedy Ortiz: Twitter: twitter.com/sad13 Twitter (Speedy Ortiz): twitter.com/speedyortiz Facebook: facebook.com/speedyortiz Instagram: instagram.com/sad13 Spotify: spotify.com Bandcamp: http://speedyortiz.bandcamp.com Web: www.speedyortiz.com Web (Sad13): sadthirteen.com Soundcloud: @speedyortiz THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK: This week’s pick is the new album from Detroit hip-hop artist Chr
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May 11, 2018
Episode #80: Victor Dandridge Jr. – Coordinating Wizard World’s Artist Alley and more
This week’s guest is Victor Dandridge Jr. (and his baby daughter – see below) – self-publishing comic book creator, owner of Vantage:Inhouse Productions, and currently the Wizard World Artist Alley coordinator. Dandridge (who was Kasey Pierce’s suggestion for the podcast in Episode #75) has written titles such as The Samaritan, The Trouble w/Love, the Origins Unknown series and the anthology novel, 8 Mins, while also launching his U Cre-8 Comics line, a unique bridge between comics and classroom fundamental. During our interview, we talk about what it takes to coordinate the Artist Alley at Wizard World, the important of Artist Alley for creators and future creators, making the transition into being a full-time comic book creator, the idea of becoming someone important, the importance of failure, and knowing when you’re finished with your project. For this episode, Dandridge recommended three comic book creators for possible guests for Fresh is the Word in the future: Michael Watson,
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May 6, 2018
Episode #79: CRIMEAPPLE - New album "Aguardiente", building a brand as an extension of your artistry
This week’s guest is the New Jersey born and bred hip-hop artist CRIMEAPPLE. During our interview, we talk about his new album Aguardiente, produced entirely by Big Ghost Ltd (which was the Fresh Pick of the Week back in Episode #73), along with building your brand as an extension of your artistry and keeping your integrity when you career starts ascend. CRIMEAPPLE is definitely a part of the new era of hip-hop artists bringing a lyrical heavy, dark and grimy sound reminiscent of the early days of Mobb Deep and currently in the same vein of the likes of Roc Marciano, Westside Gunn, and Conway. An aesthetic where the product is heavy in artistry and culture. For this episode, CRIMEAPPLE chose one of his current collaborators Buck Dudley as a suggestion of someone to interview for Fresh is the Word. Follow CRIMEAPPLE: Twitter: twitter.com/__crimeapple__ Instagram: instagram.com/__crimeapple__ Soundcloud: @crimeapple Bandcamp: http://crimeapple.bandcamp.com THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK:
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April 30, 2018
Episode #78: Nicolay – New album “Glaciers” and on being an independent music artist
This week’s guest is the Grammy-nominated music producer and performer Nicolay. As one half of the music project The Foreign Exchange with Phonte and co-founder/co-owner of the record label of the same name, Nicolay has been able to foster a music career as an independent artist for well over a decade now. During our interview, we talked about what it takes to be an independent artist when the music industry is always changing. We also talked about the unique community that The Foreign Exchange has been able to create, especially at their live shows (you host K-Fresh has regularly been their opening DJ for their Detroit show). We also get into the making for Nicolay’s newest solo project Graciers with the North Carolina-based band The Hot At Nights, which is available now. Nicolay’s suggestion for a future guest on Fresh is the Word is the other half of The Foreign Exchange, Phonte. Follow Nicolay: Facebook: facebook.com/nicolaymusic Twitter: twitter.com/nicolaymusic Instagram: insta
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April 23, 2018
Episode #77: Stefani Manard – Her comic book Psycho Path, the indie creative community
This week’s guest is Michigan-based horror/sci-fi author and podcaster, writer of the Psycho Path horror comic series and Secrets Best Kept, Stefani Manard. We talk about growing up in Michigan, how she got into writing, the psychology behind her comic book Psycho Path, the team effort behind making a comic book, the indie creative community, and her podcast The Waystation. Coming soon, she does have another comic book on the horizon called The Last Heist, so look out for that. She’s also the owner of her own imprint Scapegoat Press. In this week’s episode, Stefani Manard’s guest recommendation is writer/actor/filmmaker David C. Hayes. I currently read his comic book series The Rot and now I’m on to his book America’s Next Dead Model, so we’ll get him on the show soon. Follow Stefani Manard: Facebook: facebook.com/stefanimanard Twitter: twitter.com/DrunkDorksStef Instagram: instagram.com/stefani_manard Web: www.stefanimanard.com THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK: This episode’s pick is a
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April 15, 2018
Episode #76: Mackenzie Nicole – Debut album on Strange Main, the midwest aesthetic
This week’s guest is a native to Kansas City, Missouri, singer/songwriter and first artist on Strange Music’s new pop imprint Strange Main, Mackenzie Nicole. After a few years of popping up on features on Strange Music label boss Tech N9ne’s various projects, Mackenzie Nicole is here with her debut album The Edge, in stores April 13th. During our interview, the 18-year-old classically trained vocalist talked about what went into the making of The Edge and growing up with the music industry being so prevalent in her life. We also talk about the unique midwest aesthetic when it comes to music artists and the power of the voice of the youth. Her recommendation for someone that could be interviewed for Fresh is the Word was Tech N9ne (@techn9nemusic and we go into some great stories why. Pre-Order The Edge: - https://www.strangemusicinc.net/presales/mn/the_edge/ - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-edge/1357319913?app=itunes Follow Mackenzie Nicole: Facebook: facebook.com/realmacke
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April 8, 2018
Episode #75: Kasey Pierce – Life as an author and her latest comic book “Norah"
his week’s guest on the Fresh is the Word podcast is Michigan-based comic book/sci-fi/horror author Kasey Pierce. She is the author of the gore-horror novella Pieces of Madness along with her latest sci-fi comic book Norah, both available via Source Point Press. During our chat, we talked about her career as an author, the comic book community in Michigan, and the nuts and bolts that went into the making of Norah and some of the meaning behind things in the story. Kasey’s recommendation on who I should interview is Victor Dandridge Jr. He’s a comic book creator, President and Editor-in-Chief at Vantage:Inhouse Productions, who just recently took over the Artist Alley duties for WizardWorld. Kasey has a lot of great things to say about Victor so hopefully, we can get him on the podcast in the future. Follow Kasey Pierce: Facebook: facebook.com/kosmickasey Twitter: twitter.com/KosmicKasey Instagram: instagram.com/kcdwrites Web: www.kosmickasey.com Source Point Press: www.sourcepointpre
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April 1, 2018
Episode #74: Kris Wolf - Life as a Joshi Wrestler, living in Japan, and life before wrestling
This week’s guest on the Fresh is the Word podcast is Kris Wolf. Based in Japan, Kris Wolf is most known for her time with the Stardom women’s wrestling promotion in Japan as a member of the Oedo Tai faction. Her wiley wolfie persona is not only a sly one being a member of a heel faction like Oedo Tai, but she’s fast become one of the most well-liked Joshi wrestlers over the past few years. During our chat, we talked about how she got into wrestling and her life before moving to Japan from the USA. We also talked about her time in Stardom and about how it’s like living in Japan. Kris Wolf is about to embark on a world tour soon, or more like a “Wolf Tour”, in Europe and the USA. THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK: This week’s pick is a strange one. A wrestler in Japan named Maho Kurone. She is known as the “Zombie Wrestler” or the “Zombie Joshi”. With only a short time of ring experience since 2016, Maho Kurone is becoming one of the most interesting wrestlers in Japan as a part of the Toyk
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March 25, 2018
Episode #73: Pursuit Grooves - Talking about her new album and her beginnings in music and more
In this episode, your host Kelly “K-Fresh” Frazier interviews the Toronto-based soul/electronic music producer Pursuit Grooves. We dive back to her beginnings as a music artist, her childhood, how she’s progressed a music artist, and her creative avenues outside of music, along with her new album Felt Armour, available now. This is also the first episode where we try out something new in each interview done for Fresh is the Word. At the end of each interview, I close out with the same question that I give to them ahead of time to think about it. Basically, they are recommending someone from their life/career that we could realistically interview that would have some great stories to tell. Pursuit Grooves chose Rashad “Ringo” Smith, an original member of Bad Boy Records’ The Hitmen production squad. Her story why she chose him is a great listen. THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK: The week’s pick is the album Aguardiente by New Jersey native CRIMEAPPLE (@crimeapple), produced entirely by Big
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March 19, 2018
Episode #72: Dabrye - Talking about the new album and the history behind the Dabrye moniker
EPISODE #72: DABRYE – IN THIS EPISODE: Fresh is the Word is back after a six month (sorry!) hiatus with brand new episodes. For the first episode back, your host Kelly “K-Fresh” Frazier talks to Ann Arbor, Michigan-based electronic music producer Tadd Mullinix. Under his hip-hop project alias Dabrye, he recently released his new album Three/Three on Ghostly International, the final installment of his album trilogy which started in 2001 with One/Three and is the first Dabrye full-length since 2006’s Two/Three. On this episode, we talk about the history of the Dabrye moniker along with how he was able to wade the waters of an experimental hip-hop sound that he was an early influencer of. Dabrye’s Three/Three is available now and features guests Guilty Simpson, Ghostface Killah, Doom, La Peace, Fatt Father, Roc Marciano, Quelle Chris, Danny Brown, Jon Wayne, Shigeto, Nolan The Ninja, Phat Kat aka Ronnie Euro, G&D, Clear Soul Forces, Kadence, Intricate Dialect & Silas Green, and Denmark V
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March 10, 2018
Episode #71: Night Argent
The Washington State-based Alternative Rock band Night Argent is this week’s guest on Fresh is the Word. Band members Chase Manhattan (lead vocals, guitar), Shane Santanna (keys, guitar, drums), and Evan Taylor (bass) join K-Fresh to talk about their new EP The Fear, out now via Outerloop Records along with the history of the band. Afterward, Vstylez joins the podcast as we recap the big Mayweather vs McGregor fight. Note that Fresh is the Word will be going on a hiatus for a month or two after this episode and will be back in the Fall with new episodes. Subscribe: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/fresh-is-the-word Mixcloud: mixcloud.com/freshisthepodcast/ Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/Iesemojarvkw7ytd6exgtuf2sra?t=Fresh_Is_The_Word TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/Fresh-Is-The-Word-p1002419/ Follow Night Argent: Web: www.nightargentofficial.com Facebook: facebook.com/NightAr
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August 28, 2017
Episode #70: The Return of Carley Coma (Candiria)
Its the return of Carley Coma, lead singer of Candiria, to the Fresh is the Word podcast. Recorded at the Auburn Hills, Michigan stop of the Van's Warped Tour, K-Fresh and Carley Coma talk more about music and MMA. We discuss being on this year's Van's Warped Tour, the Mayweather vs MacGregor fight, the changes in both UFC and Bellator, and meeting MMA fighter Matt Browne. Afterward, Vstylez joins in as recap NXT Takeover Brooklyn III, WWE SummerSlam, Jon Jones flagged by USADA, and our predictions for Mayweather vs. McGregor. Subscribe: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/fresh-is-the-word Mixcloud: mixcloud.com/freshisthepodcast/ Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/Iesemojarvkw7ytd6exgtuf2sra?t=Fresh_Is_The_Word TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/Fresh-Is-The-Word-p1002419/ Follow Candiria: Facebook: facebook.com/candiria Instagram: instagram.com/candiriatheband Carley Coma’s Twitter:
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August 23, 2017
Episode #69: Laila K (Sonic Boom Six)
Laila K, the vocalist for the Manchester, England-based band Sonic Boom Six, is this week’s guest on Fresh is the Word. Recorded at the Auburn Hills, Michigan stop on the Van’s Warped Tour, K-Fresh and Laila K talk their life-changing experience being on Warped this year along with the history of Sonic Boom Six. It was a very real conversation! Afterward, Vstylez and K-Fresh preview WWE NXT Takeover Brooklyn III and SummerSlam going down this weekend. Subscribe: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/fresh-is-the-word Mixcloud: mixcloud.com/freshisthepodcast/ Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/Iesemojarvkw7ytd6exgtuf2sra?t=Fresh_Is_The_Word TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/Fresh-Is-The-Word-p1002419/ Follow Laila K: Twitter: twitter.com/Laila_K Instagram: instagram.com/lazer_k Follow Sonic Boom Six: Web: www.sonicboomsix.co.uk Facebook: facebook.com/sonicboomsix Twitter: twitter.com/son
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August 15, 2017
Episode #68: Emily Lazar aka September (September Mourning)
Emily Lazar of the band and art project September Mourning is this week’s guest on Fresh is the Word. Lazar, who goes by September in the whole September Mourning universe, created a project that cultivates the joys and struggles of everyday life and results in a sense of upliftment even through some of its dark and murky images. Recently, the first volume of the September Mourning comic book hit shelves through Top Cow Productions/Image Comics along with the new ballet-inspired September Mourning video “Till You See Heaven” from their 2016 album Volume II. No Fresh is the Word discussion segment this week (next week it’ll be back). Follow September Mourning: Web: www.septembermourning.com Facebook: facebook.com/septembermourning Instagram: instagram.com/septembermourning Twitter: twitter.com/SeptmbrMourning September Mourning Comic Book: https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/september-mourning-vol.-1 Follow September (Emily Lazar): Facebook: facebook.com/septemberofseptembermourni
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August 10, 2017
Episode #67: Davey Muise (Vanna)
This week's guest is Davey Muise, lead singer of the metalcore band Vanna. They recently announced that their current tour is their farewell tour and they will be ending the band after this year. We talk about why the band is ending and also go into other things Muise has been working on. Afterward, Vstylez joins in for the discussion segment of the show where we talk about what's going on in the world of music, pro wrestling, and MMA. Topics include: - Paul Rosenberg becoming head of Def Jam - UFC 214 Recaps: Jones vs Cormier 2 - Shinsuke Nakamura defeating John Cena and going to SummerSlam for the WWE Title Subscribe: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/fresh-is-the-word Mixcloud: mixcloud.com/freshisthepodcast/ Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/Iesemojarvkw7ytd6exgtuf2sra?t=Fresh_Is_The_Word TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/Fresh-Is-The-Word-p1002419/ Follow Vanna/Davey Muise: Va
1:41:40
August 3, 2017
Episode #66: Van's Warped Tour Special
This is a very special bonus episode of Fresh is the Word with K-Fresh's day at the Van's Warped Tour when it hit The Palace in Auburn Hills, Michigan on July 21, 2017. It was an amazing time and was able to interview a lot of great bands. Below is a break down of the interviews on this episode along with the timestamp. Additional interviews with Carley Coma of Candiria and Laila K of Sonic Boom Six from the Warped Tour will be featured separately on upcoming episodes. Stacey Dee from Bad Cop Bad Cop (05:12) Scott Lewis from Carnifex (21:23) Chad Ginsburg and Jess Margera from CKY (33:30) Pustulus Maximus and Blothar from Gwar (42:57) Frank Novinec of Hatebreed (58:14) Ansley Newman and Jake Roland from Jule Vera (1:19:10) Tony Foresta from Municipal Waste (1:31:30) Kevin Boutot and Tom “The Hammer” Smith, Jr. from The Acacia Strain (1:50:08) Subscribe: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/fre
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July 31, 2017
Episode #65: Schuylar Croom (He Is Legend)
Schuylar Croom, front man of the North Carolina-based rock band He Is Legend is the special guest week for Fresh Is The Word. He Is Legend has a new album out now called few, a project that they were able to make via a successful crowdfunding. We talk about everything that went into crowdfunding the album and also about the early years of the band. Afterward, Vstylez joins in for the discussion segment of the show where we talk about what's going on in the world of music, pro wrestling, and MMA. Topics include: - Chris Jericho's Return to WWE Smackdown Live - Next Week: Shinsuke Nakamura vs John Cena - Upcoming SummerSlam Matches - Recap of Chris Weidman vs. Kelvin Gastelum - Preview of UFC 214: Daniel Cormier vs Jon Jones 2 Subscribe: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/fresh-is-the-word Mixcloud: mixcloud.com/freshisthepodcast/ Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/Iesemojarvkw7ytd6ex
1:39:57
July 22, 2017
Episode #64: Sean Harmanis (Make Them Suffer)
Sean Harmanis of the Perth, Australia-based deathcore band Make Them Suffer joins in on the podcast this week. We talk about their new album Worlds Apart, dropping on July 28th via Rise Records. We also get into the member changes in the band and what's different on this new album, along with their upcoming tour with Enterprise Earth and Spite. Afterward, Vstylez joins in for the discussion segment of the show where we talk about what's going on in the world of music, pro wrestling, and MMA. Topics include: - Vegan/Vegetarian lifestyles - The concluding days of the Mayweather/Mcgregor World Tour - The reveal that Jason Jordan is Kurt Angle's son - Recap: Derek Campos vs. Brandon Girtz at Bellator 181 - King Mo's next fight at Bellator 185 versus Liam McGeary - Preview of Weidman/Gastelum at UFC Fight Night Subscribe: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/fresh-is-the-word Mixcloud: mixcloud.com
1:37:29
July 18, 2017
Episode #63: Young Wicked (Majik Ninja Entertainment)
Denver-based rap artist Young Wicked is this week’s guest on Fresh is the Word. Young Wicked got his start as one-half of the Axe Murder Boyz on Psychopathic Records, but he has since left the label and has linked up with Twiztid’s Majik Ninja Entertainment. Young Wicked has a new album out The Return of the Prodigal Son out now, so we talk about the new album and being a part of the MNE family along with his childhood and how he got into music. Afterward, Vstylez joins the podcast for the discussion segment to talk about what’s going on in the worlds of music, pro wrestling, and MMA. Topics include: – The beginning of the Mayweather/McGregor World Tour – Gegard Mousasi signing with Bellator – Justin Gaethje’s victorious UFC debut – Robert Whittaker win over Yoel Romero for the UFC Middleweight Interim Title – Alistair Overeem vs Fabrício Werdum at UFC 213 – AJ Styles wins the WWE U.S. Title at MSG – Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns vs Samoa Joe segment on RAW – The Hardyz “Broken” gimmic
1:56:24
July 12, 2017
Episode #62: The R.O.C. (Majik Ninja Entertainment)
Detroit hip-hop artist The R.O.C. is the guest for this episode of Fresh is the Word. As an original member of the rap group House of Krazees in the 1990s, we run through his whole rap career, including how things ended with his House of Krazees group members Hectic and Mr. Bones (who would go on to form Twiztid as Monoxide Child and Jamie Madrox) and all the projects he's done since then. The R.O.C. has reunited with his old House Of Krazees friends as he is signed to Twiztid's Majik Ninja Entertainment and recently released his new album Digital Voodoo. Afterward, Vstylez joins the podcast for the discussion part of the show to talk about what's going on in the world of music, pro wrestling, and MMA. Topics include: - Jay-Z's 4:44 and all the grown-up hip-hop that already existed - Grand Rapid's own Willie The Kid - The Controversial Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn fight - Samoa Joe vs Brock Lesnar at WWE Great Balls Of Fire - Global Force Wrestling/Impact Slammiversary PPV - Scott St
2:06:22
July 5, 2017
Episode #61: Kevin Harvey (RISE & SHIMMER Wrestling)
Kevin Harvey from RISE and SHIMMER Wrestling is the guest on this Beats & Body Slams Edition of Fresh is the Word. We talk about the need for the development organization known as RISE for women’s wrestling and talk about the talent involved, especially my favorite Shotzi Blackheart. Both RISE and SHIMMER will be hosting events this weekend July 7-9 in Berwyn, IL at the Berwyn Eagles Club. Subscribe: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/fresh-is-the-word Mixcloud: mixcloud.com/freshisthepodcast/ Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/Iesemojarvkw7ytd6exgtuf2sra?t=Fresh_Is_The_Word TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/Fresh-Is-The-Word-p1002419/ Follow Kevin Harvey: Twitter: twitter.com/KevinHarveyWPWC Instagram: instagram.com/kevinharveywpwc RISE Wrestling Web: www.wrestlingpipeline.com RISE Facebook: facebook.com/RISEdtwa RISE Twitter: twitter.com/RISEdtwa SHIMMER Wrestling Web: www.shimmerwr
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July 3, 2017
Episode #60: Lilac Lungs
The Detroit alternative pop band Lilac Lungs are the guests this week on Fresh is the Word. We sit down with vocalist Emily Torres and guitarist Johney Birrell and talk about how the band got started, their inspirations behind their music, and about their first full-length album Eventide, among other things. Afterward, Vstylez joins in for the discussion segment of the show where we recap Bellator 180/NYC, Fight Night: Lee vs Chiesa, LaVar Ball's appearance on WWE Raw, and all the women's main events in WWE this week. Subscribe: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/fresh-is-the-word Mixcloud: mixcloud.com/freshisthepodcast/ Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/Iesemojarvkw7ytd6exgtuf2sra?t=Fresh_Is_The_Word TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/Fresh-Is-The-Word-p1002419/ Follow Lilac Lungs: Facebook: facebook.com/LilacLungs Instagram: instagram.com/lilaclungsband Twitter: twitter.com/lilacl
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June 27, 2017
Episode #59: Chad Gilbert (New Found Glory)
Chad Gilbert, guitarist and founding member of the band New Found Glory, joins in on the podcast this week. Chad is a big MMA fan, so we talk about all the old school fighters that he likes. Before that, we talk about the early days of New Found Glory, their influence on the pop punk genre, and their new album Makes Me Sick. New Found Glory is currently on their North American 20 Years of Pop Punk Tour. Afterward, Vstylez joins K-Fresh on the discussion segment of the podcast to talk about what’s going on in the world of pro wresting and MMA. Topics include: – The death of Prodigy from Mobb Deep – Megan Anderon vs Cyborg at UFC 214 – Preview of Bellator NYC PPV – Recap of Holly Holm vs Bethe Correia – Preview of OFC Fight Night Kevin Lee vs Michael Chiesa – Samoa Joe – The break up of Enzo and Big Cass Subscribe: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/fresh-is-the-word Mixcloud: mixcloud.com/fres
1:27:00
June 21, 2017
Episode #58: Nevaeh Crist (Rockstar Pro Wrestling)
On another Beats & Body Slams edition of Fresh is the Word, we are joined by the Dayton, Ohio-based wrestler Nevaeh Crist. She is currently the Rockstar Pro Wrestling World Champion, the first woman to hold that honor. Nevaeh also just claimed the Clash Wrestling Women’s Champion in Michigan recently. We talk about becoming the Rockstar Pro Champion and her life as a pro wrestler. And joining in on the Beats and Body Slams discussion segment is Detroit hip hop artist and a member of the group Clear Soul Forces, The Noveliss, to talk about what’s going on in the world of wrestling among other topics including: – The death of Prodigy from Mobb Deep – The death of AIW co-owner Chandler Biggins – Recap of NJPW Dominion – Kushida’s great 2017 run – G1 Climax USA Special Preview – My Hero Academia (anime) Subscribe: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/fresh-is-the-word Mixcloud: mixcloud.com/freshis
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June 20, 2017
Episode #57: Dane Petersen & Alexa San Román (HEIRSOUND)
The Los Angeles-based alternative pop duo Dane Petersen & Alexa San Román, known as HEIRSOUND, are the guests on this week’s episode! They are in the middle of releasing their three volume Layers EP collection and we talk about the making of the EPs along with the decision of breaking it up into the volumes. Afterward, Vstylez joins K-Fresh on the discussion segment of the podcast to talk about the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor fight that is now official for August 26th in Las Vegas along with other news in the world of MMA and pro wrestling. Discussion Topics Include: – Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor – Holly Holm vs Bethe Correia at UFC Fight Night – Mark Hunt’s TKO of Derrick Lewis – Bellator signs commentators Mauro Ranallo and Mike Goldberg – Bellator’s rise in the world of MMA – How MMA fans are terrible – Lucha Underground’s Johnny Mundo and Taya Valkyrie engaged – Preview of the WWE Money in the Bank PPV – John Cena's return soon as a “Free Agent” Subscribe: iTunes: h
1:35:47
June 15, 2017
Episode #56: Spike Slawson (Me First and the Gimme Gimmes) & Audra Angeli-Morse (ISW Wrestling)
For this week’s Fresh is the Word, K-Fresh is joined by Spike Slawson, the lead singer of the wildly fun cover band Me First and the Gimme Gimmies along with their manager and also promoter of Incredibly Strange Wrestling, Audra Angeli-Morse. Incredibly Strange Wrestling was a wrestling promotion that started in the mid 1990s in San Francisco that mixed a lucha libre style of wrestling with crazy, controversial gimmicks along with live bands along with touring on festivals like Warped Tour, Deconstruction Tour, Lollapalooza, SXSW, Sasquatch, and Virgin Music Festival among others. Spike and Audra talk about being a part of this crazy wrestling experience along with how it fit in with the days of San Francisco before the tech companies and others came into the neighborhoods. A lot of great story behind the wrestling company and just the politics of the world are talked about. And as always, Vstylez joins in after to talked about whats going on in the world of wrestling and MMA. We talk
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June 8, 2017
Episode #55: DJ Z aka Zema Ion (Impact Wrestling)
Impact Wrestling’s DJ Z joins us for the first Beats and Body Slams edition of Fresh is the Word. The Beats and Body Slams episodes will focus primarily on wrestling out of the main WWE roster, which would include the independent circuit, New Japan Pro Wresting, Ring of Honor, NXT, among countless other organizations. DJ Z came on board for this episode and he gave us an update on his injury scare down in Mexico City a couple months back and when he’ll be returning. We talked about his time with Impact Wrestling and how he got into wrestling. Plus, we talked music, about the music he’s produced, and about being a DJ himself. All sorts of great stories! And joining in on the Beats and Body Slams discussion segment is Detroit hip hop artist and a member of the group Clear Soul Forces, The Noveliss, to talk about what’s going on in the world of wrestling. We talk about the amazing New Japan Pro Wrestling Best of the Super Juniors Finals with Kushida vs Will Ospreay along with previewing
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June 4, 2017
Episode #54: Simon Thompson (Alvarez Kings)
Simon Thompson, vocalist and guitarist of the South Yorkshire, UK-based alternative rock band Alvarez Kings joins K-Fresh this week to talk about what’s been going on in the band since the last time the two talked for an article for Huff Post. We talked about how their long touring with pop star Melanie Martinez went along with the making of their debut album Somewhere Between, out now on Warner Bros/Sire. As always, Vstylez joins the podcast afterward for this week’s edition of Knuckle Up to talk about what’s going on in the world of music, pro wrestling, and MMA. Knuckle Up topics include: – Recap of the Fozzy show at The Machine Shop in Flint, MI – How Roman Reigns WWE push compares to rap artists – The anatomy of horrible rap music – Recap of the Ho99o9/Injury Reserve show at The Crofoot in Pontiac, MI – Errol Spence Jr’s IBF Welterweight Title Victory – Cyborg was in the right to stand up to Angela Magana – Germaine de Randamie wanted to go back to 135b division – Alexander Gust
1:19:42
June 2, 2017
Episode #53: Josh Smith (Northlane)
For this week’s episode, Fresh is the Word is joined by Josh Smith, guitarist of the Sydney, Australia five-piece metalcore band Northlane. We talk about their new album Mesmer along with what went into the writing and recording process working with producer David Bendeth. We also talk about how personnel changes affected the band along with how the personal experiences that inspired the songs on Mesmer. Unfortunately, there will not be a discussion part of the show this week as schedules really conflicted, so I’m just bringing you the interview this week. Vstylez will be back next week to discuss what’s going on in the world of music, wrestling, and MMA. Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Listen on Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/fresh-is-the-word Follow Northlane: Web: www.northlaneband.com Instagram: instagram.com/northlane Facebook: facebook.com/northlane Twitter: twitter.com/Northlane Soundcloud: @northlan
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May 23, 2017
Episode #52: Adam De Micco (Lorna Shore)
For this episode of Fresh is the Word, Adam De Micco, guitarist of the New Jersey deathcore metal band Lorna Shore, joins us as we talk about the making of their sophomore full-length album Flesh Coffin along with how it was to come up in the New Jersey music scene. Lorna Shore is currently on their headlining The Beg for Death Tour, along with Bodysnatcher, Extortionist and Hive from May 19, 2017 through June 19, 2017. As always, Vstylez joins in after to discuss what’s going on in the work of music, wrestling, and MMA. Discussion Topics Include: – Hall & Oates / Tears For Fears Detroit Concert – The Death of Chris Cornell (Soundgarden/Audioslave) – Fresh is the Word Radio Announcement – UFC 211 Recap – WWE Backlash Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Listen on Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/fresh-is-the-word Follow Lorna Shore: Outerloop Group Web: www.outerloop.group/artists/lorna-shore/ Facebook: facebook.
1:26:49
May 18, 2017
Episode #51: Chris Jericho (WWE / Fozzy)
FRIENDS OF JERICHO! JERICHOLICS! For this week’s Fresh is the Word, we have lead singer of the rock band Fozzy and WWE wrestling legend Chris Jericho. Currently finishing up their seventh studio album, Fozzy just released their new single “Judas” to much success and are currently on tour. We talk with Chris Jericho about the new single along with working on the new Fozzy album, along with how his multiple careers influence each other. As always, Vstylez joins in after to discuss what’s going on in the work of music, wrestling, and MMA. Discussion Topics Include: – RIP Christopher “Big Black” Boykins – Fozzy’s New Single “Judas” – K-Fresh’s Kickboxing Class – Recap of Canelo vs Chavez – Nothing new really in the WWE this week. – Stardom Wrestling (Japanese Women’s Wrestling) – Recap of MAKAI iZANAGI Episode 1 (Japanese Wrestling) – Preview of UFC 211 – The void of Chris Jericho already in the WWE Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?m
1:40:22
May 10, 2017
Episode #50: Kaustubh “Stubhy” Pandav (Lucky Boys Confusion)
Episode #50!! For this week's episode, we have Kaustubh “Stubhy” Pandav of the Chicago-based alternative rock band Lucky Boys Confusion. Stubhy is a long time wrestling fan, so we talk about some of his favorites from back in the day. Also, Lucky Boys Confusion just released their first album of new material in 10 years titled "Stormchasers" so we get into the reasons for the lay off and what into writing the new album. And as always, Vstylez joins in after to discussed what's going on in the world of music, wrestling, and MMA. Topics Include: - Lil Yatchy vs Joe Budden - Kool G. Rap's upcoming album "Return Of The Don" - Kardinal Offishall: The True King of Canadian Hip Hop - Nate Diaz's MMA Hour Interview - Paige Van Zant's Reebok Ad - Possible Cyborg vs Megan Anderson fight - Alexa Bliss: New WWE Raw Women's Champion - The great Raw main event this past Monday - Shinsuke Nakamura highlighted in Backlash PPV - The end of Chris Jericho's current run - Kevin Owens vs AJ Styles at Bac
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May 4, 2017
Episode #49: Steph O'Sullivan (GREYWIND)
For this week's episode, we have Steph O'Sullivan, one-half of the alternative rock duo Greywind. The sibling duo of Steph (vocals) and Paul (guitar) O’Sullivan come from a place located on the shore of the Lough Leane Lake in the south of Ireland, a town named Killarney, and recently released their debut album "Afterthoughts". We get into talking about their hometown along with the evolution of their sound and the making of their album. And after that interview, like always, Vstylez joins in on a discussion on what's going on in the world of MMA and pro wrestling. Discussion Topics Include: - How the trash talking in the UFC is hurting the product - Detroit's own Kevin Lee and his upcoming fight against Michael Chiesa - Flint's own "Platinum" Mike Perry and his amazing KO of Jake Ellenberger - Al Iaquinta's KO of Diego Sanchez - Bellator's signing of 6 women's fighter for the expansion to a flyweight division - WWE's Great Balls of Fire PPV - How the WWE US Title is the only men's t
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April 26, 2017
Episode #48: Demi (OXYMORRONS)
On this episode of Fresh is the Word, our special guest is Demi from the Queens, New York-based alternative hip hop group OXYMORRONS. They have a new song out called “What’s My Name”. Along with talking about what’s going on in the band, Demi is also trained in various forms of martial arts, so we get into detail about that and how martial arts fits into his personal and musical lives, along with discussing some MMA and pro wrestling. And as always, Vstylez joins afterward to discuss what’s going on in the worlds of MMA and pro wrestling. Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Listen on Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/fresh-is-the-word Follow OXYMORRONS: Web: www.oxymorrons.com Twitter: twitter.com/OXYMORRONS Instagram: instagram.com/oxymorrons Facebook: facebook.com/Oxymorrons Soundcloud: @oxymorrons Follow K-Fresh: Twitter: twitter.com/rensoul Instagram: instagram.com/rensouldetroit Facebook: facebook.com/kfres
1:58:12
April 19, 2017
Episode #47: Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal (Bellator MMA)
For this week's podcast, K-Fresh and Vstylez are joined by Bellator MMA fighter Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal, coming off his unanimous decision win over Quinton "Rampage" Jackson at Bellator 175 in Chicago. Along with a recap of his win over Rampage, we talk indie wrestling with King Mo and his thoughts about Wrestlemania and if we will ever see him in the squared circle again. After talking with King Mo, K-Fresh and Vstylez talking about some classic rock music, more indie wrestling, and how a majority of the MMA media doesn't go after real stories about the fighters. Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Listen on Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/fresh-is-the-word Follow Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal: Twitter: twitter.com/KingMoFH Facebook: facebook.com/King.Mo.FH Instagram: instagram.com/kingmofh Follow K-Fresh: Twitter: twitter.com/rensoul Instagram: instagram.com/rensouldetroit Facebook: facebook.com/kfresh Mixcloud:
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April 4, 2017
Episode #46: Victor Cui (CEO of ONE Championship)
On this week’s episode of Fresh is the Word, we have a huge guest, CEO of the Singapore-based ONE Championship Victor Cui. To many, Cui has been labeled as the “most powerful man in Asian MMA” and ONE Championship is the biggest MMA promotion in Asian. ONE Championship was launched in July of 2011 by multimillionaire entrepreneur Chatri Sityodtong along with Victor Cui and the promotion has grown in leaps and bounds over the past couple years. In our interview, we talked about the values behind the culture of ONE, their weight management practices, Angela Lee, the progression of women’s MMA, and the upcoming Lightweight title bout between Eduard Folayang and Ev Ting at their event Kings of Destiny on April 21st in Manila. And like always, Vstylez joins the podcast for a discussion of what’s going on in the world of pro wrestling and MMA. Topics include: – The passing of Jim Ross’ wife – The Usos winning the Smackdown Tag Championship – American Alpha’s tenure on the main roster – Jac
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March 19, 2017
Episode #45: Chino XL & Rama Duke
This week’s guest on Fresh is the Word is acclaimed hip hop artist Chino XL along with singer/songwriter Rama Duke, a duo who came together to for a re-imagining of the famed Red Hot Chili Peppers track “Under The Bridge”. The single is produced by award-winning producer and founder of 1520 Entertainment Jared Gosselin. On this episode, we talk about how this new version of “Under The Bridge” came to be along with it’s modern day meaning to the community. We also touch on Chino XL’s history in hip hop, among many other things. And like always afterward, co-host Vstylez comes on to discuss what’s going on in the world of music, wrestling, and MMA. Topics include: – King Mo vs. Rampage at Bellator 175 – Lorenz Larkin signs to Bellator – Ryan Bader possibly signing to Bellator – Claressa Shields wins headline bout on Showtime – “Platinum” Mike Perry vs Jake Ellenberger at UFC Fight Night Nashville – Kevin Lee’s win in Brazil – Recap of ONE Championship’s Warrior Kingdom – Angela Lee’s wi
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March 14, 2017
Episode #44: David Gunn (KING 810)
After another brief two week hiatus, Fresh is the Word is back with a special guest David Gunn, lead vocalist of the Flint, Michigan-based metal band KING 810. Along with being a musician, David Gunn is also an amateur MMA fighter who recently won his second match at Legacy Fighting Alliance’s LFA 2 event. During our chat, we talk about the controversies with KING 810 show cancellations this past December, along with how he got into MMA and how it ties into his life and his career as a musician. Gunn as an avid reader also, posting many of the books he reads on his Instagram page, so we get into some of the titles he’s been reading lately. Also, like always, I’m joined by co-host Vstylez as we talk about what’s going on in the world of music, wrestling, and MMA. Topics include: – Ramage blocking us on Twitter – Tyron Woodley vs. Wonderboy at UFC 209 – Jorge Masvidal’s role in the UFC – The issue with UFC’s PPV main events – Demian Maia not getting his title shot – Khabib Nurmagomedov
2:11:13
March 7, 2017
Episode #43: Mike D'Antonio (Killswitch Engage)
For this week's Fresh is the Word podcast, we are joined with Mike D'Antonio, founding member and guitarist of the metal band Killswitch Engage. Mike is a HUGE wrestling fan, so along with talking about some band stuff, we talk for about an hour about Lucha Underground, Ring of Honor, New Japan Pro Wrestling, and some WWE even. We also talk about the band working with CM Punk and how they got the name of their new album "Incarnate". Also, like always, we're joined by co-host Vstylez as we discuss the fallout of WWE Elimination Chamber and UFC 208 along with reminiscing on the late great hip hop star Big L on the 18th anniversary of his passing. Topics Include: - The debut of Samoa Joe on WWE Raw - The Festival of Friendship (Chris Jericho & Kevin Owens) - Naomi winning Smackdown Women's Championship - Bray Wyatt finally wins WWE Heavyweight Championship - Holly Holm/Germaine de Randamie recap from UFC 208 - Anderson Silva/Derek Brunson recap from UFC 208 - The problem with the NY ju
2:15:42
February 15, 2017
Episode #42: Bellator 170 (Los Angeles) Special
After a two week hiatus due to California dreaming, Fresh is the Word is back with a Bellator themed episode featuring includes from K-Fresh's time out in LA for Bellator 170 at The Forum in Inglewood, headlined by Tito Ortiz's victory over Chael Sonnen. During fight week, Fresh is the Word was able to conduct interviews with some of the Bellator fighters fighting that weekend. Interviews include Colleen Schneider, “Bomba” Vasconcelos, Chinzo Machida, Derek Anderson, Derek Campos, and Emmanuel Sanchez. And as always, K-Fresh is joined by his co-host Vstylez to discuss the hot topics in the world of MMA, pro wrestling, and we reminisced some on the passing of Detroit hip hop emcee/producer Jay Dee aka J. Dilla during the week of his birthday (February 7th) and the anniversary of his passing (February 10th). Topics include: - Recap of Felice Herrig vs. Alexa Grasso - Recap of Jéssica Andrade vs. Angela Hill - Recap of Valentina Shevchenko vs. Julianna Peña - Recap of Jorge Masvidal vs.
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February 4, 2017
Episode #41: Carley Coma (Candiria)
For this week’s episode, our guest is lead vocalist Carley Coma from the Brooklyn-based experimental metal band Candiria. After a 8 year hiatus, Candiria put out a much-acclaimed album in 2016 titled "While They Were Sleeping" on @metalbladerecords. Carley Coma is a big MMA fan, so along with talking about the band’s comeback, we get into a deep discussion about what’s going on in the world of MMA these days. And as always, Vstylez joins K-Fresh afterward for analyst and discussion about what’s going on in the world of pro wrestling and MMA. Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Listen on Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/fresh-is-the-word Follow Candiria: Facebook: facebook.com/candiria Instagram: instagram.com/candiriatheband Carley Coma’s Twitter: twitter.com/CarleyComaNYC Web: www.risingpulse.com Follow K-Fresh: Twitter: twitter.com/rensoul Instagram: instagram.com/rensouldetroit Facebook: facebook.com/kfresh M
1:46:19
January 14, 2017
Episode #40: Jami Morgan (Code Orange)
The guest this week is drummer and vocalist Jami Morgan from the Pittsburgh-based metalcore band Code Orange. They have a new album out via Roadrunner Records titled "Forever" and we getting to talking about the new music along with an in-depth discussion of another one of Jami's interested, pro wrestling and MMA. We talk about New Japan Pro Wrestling, the WWE, NXT, and the UFC. And as always, Vstylez joins K-Fresh to talk about what's going on in the world of wrestling and MMA. Topics include: - The Genius of Chris Jericho - The Future of Kenny Omega - Yair Rodriguez vs BJ Penn at UFC Fight Night - Mark Hunt Files Lawsuit Against Brock Lesnar/UFC - Tyron Woodley vs Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson 2 at UFC 209 - Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson Interim Lightweight Title - Dana White Offers Floyd Mayweather & Conor McGregor $25 Million Each Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Listen on Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/po
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January 9, 2017
Episode #39: Twiztid
Fresh is the Word is back with our first episode of 2017! We are kicking it up with a bang! The special guest for this episode is the Detroit horrorcore rap duo of Jamie Madrox and Monoxide Child collectively known as Twiztid. We talk about their new album The Continuous Evilution Of Life’s ?’s, due out on January 27th on their own Majik Ninja Entertainment imprint. We get into the themes and the recording process of the album along with what's going on the always interesting Juggalo world. Plus, find out if they have conquered the art of levitation yet. And as always, Vstylez joins K-Fresh to talk about what's going on in the world of wrestling and MMA. - Recap of NJPW Wrestle Kingdom - John Cena vs AJ Styles on Smackdown - The magic of old Starrcade's - The retirement of Mirko Cro Cop - Ronda Rousey's defeat at UFC 207 to Amanda Nunes - Having honor in MMA - Cody Garbrandt vs. Dominick Cruz at UFC 207 - Money Fights vs Title Fights in UFC Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.c
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January 1, 2017
Episode #38: Understanding Cyborg's USADA Violation, King Mo's Victory
For the final episode of Fresh is the Word for 2016, K-Fresh is joined by his co-host Vstylez back home from being in Ireland with King Mo for his victory over Satoshi Ishii at Bellator 169. News in the MMA never sleeps and we talk about all of it along with K-Fresh's trip to WWE Smackdown Live in Detroit this week. See everybody in 2017! - Understanding the Cyborg USADA Violation - The Unwarranted Villainization of Cyborg - Recap of King Mo vs Satoshi Ishii from Bellator 169 - What If... King Mo vs Jon Jones? - King Mo vs Mirko Cro Cop at Rizin FF Grand-Prix 2016 - Fighter Pay From UFC of Fox 22 - What's Going On With Jose Aldo? - UFC 207 - World Series of Fight - WSOF 34 - Woodley vs McGregor in Ireland? - K-Fresh Going to WWE Smackdown Live in Detroit - Smackdown's Storyline Consistencies with Total Divas - How Neville's Heel Turn Can Save Himself & The Cruiserweights Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Listen on Stitcher Ra
1:38:59
December 20, 2016
Episode #37: Vstylez in Ireland for Bellator 169
For this week's episode of Fresh is the World, like always I"m joined by Vstylez phoning in all the way from Ireland as he's out there for Bellator 169 in the corner of King Mo. A little shorter of an episode this time but jammed packed with discussion of MMA and wrestling. Topics include: - Vstylez in Ireland for Bellator 169 with King Mo - The Start of the new UFC 145lb Women’s Division - Why leaving Cyborg out of the start of the 145lb division is wrong - The return of Ronda Rousey - The mammoth Glory: Collision fight: Rico vs Badr - More on WWE Raw’s shortcoming going into Roadblock - Black champions in the WWE - Gallows & Anderson not booked correctly - Bray Wyatt could be WWE Champ Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Listen on Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/fresh-is-the-word Follow: K-Fresh: Twitter: twitter.com/rensoul Instagram: instagram.com/rensouldetroit Facebook: facebook.com/kfresh Mixcloud: mixcl
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December 13, 2016
Episode #36: Demetrious Johnson Deserves More!
This week on Fresh is the Word K-Fresh is joined by Vstylez to talk about what’s going on in the world of MMA and wrestling. No guests this week, but there's so much drama in the UFC, it's kinda hard being.... haha. K-Fresh is going to Toronto this weekend for UFC 206 and Vstylez will be in Ireland next week with King Mo for Bellator 169. We also talk about how the UFC lacks the ability to make new stars and that Demetrious Johnson deserves so much more respect and opportunities, plus the fall out from WWE's TLC PPV last weekend and a lot more. Topics Include: - K-Fresh going to UFC 206 - Vstylez going to Ireland with King Mo for Bellator 169 - Chikara Pro show in Chicago - Rockstar Pro Wrestling in Dayton, Ohio - UFC turning into sports entertainment - Why Demetrious Johnson deserves more credit - UFC's lack of cultivating stars - The 145lb women's division with Cyborg - The drama with the MMMAA - The fall out from WWE's TLC PPV - Why Bray Wyatt deserves more credit - Bring Samoa Joe
1:23:46
December 7, 2016
Episode #35: The Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association and MORE!
This week on Fresh is the Word K-Fresh is joined by Vstylez to talk about what’s going on in the world of MMA and wrestling. No guests this week, but we discuss the announcement of The Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association along with the upcoming UFC 206 PPV and WWE’s TLC PPV, along other topics in wrestling and MMA. Topics include: – NXT Takeover Toronto – Why Samoa Joe is so great – WWE TLC PPV – WWE Sleeping on Bray Wyatt – Conor McGregor Getting Boxing License in California – The Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association – UFC Featherweight title: McGregor, Aldo, Holloway, Pettis – The Turbulent UFC 206 Card – Look Back at Michael Page vs Fernando Gonzalez from Bellator – Look Back at Robert Whittaker vs Derek Brunson from UFC Fight Night – Fedor Emelianenko vs Matt Mitrione at Bellator 172 Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Listen on Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/fresh-is-the-word Follow: K-Fresh: Twitt
1:36:44
November 29, 2016
Episode #34: Sonjay Dutt
This episode of Fresh is the Word features a guest interview with former TNA wrestling champion and current staple of the indie wrestling circuit Sonjay Dutt (at 1:21:00 mark). We talk hip hop with him, including his rap debut earlier this year on the song "Moguls" by rap artist Vice (video link below). We also talk about his best memories of his time with TNA and break down this great time in indie wrestling. As always, K-Fresh is joined by Vstylez to talk about what's going on in the world of MMA and wrestling, plus we talk about some funny stories going on in our lives like all the strip clubs that are open on a late Sunday night in Toledo, Ohio and how long the line was at Chick-Fil-A at Somerset in Troy, Michigan, along with the new albums from A Tribe Called Quest and Fatt Father. Show topics include: - Recap & Fall out from UFC 205 - Why Tyron Woodley doesn’t get the respect he deserves - The #1 contender at UFC Lightweight - NXT Takeover and WWE Survivor Series - The Joey Styl
2:18:14
November 13, 2016
Episode #33: Hosts Episode
No guest this week on the Fresh Is The Word podcast, but your hosts K-Fresh and Vstylez break down what's going in the world with this election, K-Fresh announces giving up booze, and we talk about all the great MMA going on this weekend including UFC 205. Topics Include: - The Presidential Election #Election2016 - K-Fresh Becoming Straight Edge - Cage Warriors & Paddy Pimblett - ONE Championship's Defending Honor - Last Week's Bellator 163 - This Week's Bellator 164 - Rizin's Open Weight Tournament - Last Week's UFC's Fight Night - Breakdown of UFC 205 - Jon Jones USADA Suspension FRESH IS THE WORD WEB SITE: http://freshisthepodcast.com Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Listen on Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/fresh-is-the-word Follow Vstylez: Facebook: facebook.com/OfficialVstylez Twitter: twitter.com/Vstylez YouTube: youtube.com/rsmvstylez Instagram: instagram.com/Vstylez
2:05:53
November 9, 2016
Episode #32: Noveliss (Clear Soul Forces)
This episode of Fresh is the Word features the Detroit hip-hop artist Noveliss, member of the hip hop group @clearsoulforces. We talk about his new EP "Mic Swordz", the Okada vs Omega build in New Japan Pro Wresting, NXT Takeover Toronto, and how indie wrestling parallels indie hip-hop. Like always, your host K-Fresh is joined with Vstylez for the Knuckle Up segment where we get into whats going on in the world of music, pro wrestling and MMA. As also explained on the podcast, from now on, Fresh is the Word with center around K-Fresh and Vstylez discussing music, MMA, and pro wrestling, it won't just be a segment. Additional interviews with music artists, wrestlers, and fighters coming up will be incorporated into our discussion. Knuckle Up topics include: - Fall out from WWE’s Hell in a Cell - UFC without Rousey & McGregor - Building the 145 division around Cyborg - Werdum’s stance on the Reebok sponsorship - The IT factor for stars in MMA - Upcoming cards from UFC, Bellator, & WSO
1:59:48
October 30, 2016
Episode #31: Apollo Brown
This episode of Fresh is the Word features the Detroit hip-hop producer Apollo Brown, who after a vast discography of projects just released a collaborative effort with @skyzoomusic titled "The Easy Truth" on @mellomusicgroup. We talk about boxing and MMA, then dive into his career and what goes into producing his project. Like always, your host K-Fresh is joined with Vstylez for the Knuckle Up segment where we get into whats going on in the world of music, pro wrestling and MMA. Knuckle Up topics include: - WWE Women's Division (and K-Fresh's love of Alexa Bliss) - The role of black wrestlers in the WWE - AJ Styles and how phenomenal he is - The shortcomings of Raw - WWE's Hell in a Cell PPV - Anthony Pettis vs. Max Holloway added to UFC 206 - Former UFC Champ Shane Carwin Accepts Offer To Fight Fedor Emelianenko at RIZIN Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Listen on Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/fresh-is-th
2:46:40
October 26, 2016
Episode #30: House Shoes (Part 2)
Welcome to the new episode of Fresh Is The Word. Your host K-Fresh is back with all sorts of new flavor in the world of music, wrestling, and combat sports. We have the second part of the interview with Detroit born, now Los Angeles transplant House Shoes and we talk about growing up and getting into hip-hop and venture into his current life running his Street Corner Music label and being a father. Also, on the Knuckle Up segment, Vstylez and K-Fresh talk about what’s going on in the world of music, wrestling, and mixed martial arts. Knuckle Up topics include: – Colin Kaepernick kneeling controversy. – The New York Post's hit piece on New York hip hop artist Ka – UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley's recent comments about double standards for black fighters – George St-Pierre's exit from the UFC - Bellator 162 - SHLEMENKO vs. GROVE and APPELT vs. LASHLEY - Chael Sonnen vs. Tito Ortiz, January 21st at the Forum in Los Angeles – Goldberg's return to WWE Subscribe on iTunes: https
2:30:33
October 19, 2016
Episode #29: House Shoes (Part 1)
Welcome to the new season of Fresh Is The Word. Your host K-Fresh is back with all sorts of new flavor in the world of music, wrestling, and combat sports. After a hiatus for the summer, Fresh Is The Word is back and better than ever. For the season premiere, we have the first part of a two part interview with Detroit born, now Los Angeles transplant House Shoes and we talk about growing up and getting into hip-hop and venture into his current life running his Street Corner Music label and being a father. Also, we unveil a new feature of the podcast called “Knuckle Up”, a weekly segment with Detroit hip-hop artist and wrestling/mixed martial arts connoisseur Vstylez as we talk about what’s going on in the world of music, wrestling, and mixed martial arts. Knuckle Up topics include: – Our introductions into the Detroit hip hop scene, wrestling, and mixed martial arts – Ronda Rousey’s return – King Mo headlining Bellator 169 in Ireland – Rizin Fighting Federation – Charles “Krazy Horse”
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October 11, 2016
Episode #28: The Heirs / Radiation City (Season Finale)
Welcome to episode #28 of Fresh Is The Word. This is sort of like a season finale for the podcast. Fresh Is The Word is going on a brief hiatus for a little while to recharge the batteries and freshen the word. The best episodes thus far have been the more personal ones, so that's the path that I want to continue to go on. For this episode, we have two interviews, one with Savannah Hudson of the Los Angeles-based pop band The Heirs, and the other is with Lizzy Ellison of the Portland-based indie rock band Radiation City. Both interviews were done within the past few months before they were both on their ways to Detroit for their own respective shows. Enjoy and definitely expect some good things on Fresh Is The Word in the near future. Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Listen on Stitcher Radio: www.stitcher.com/podcast/fresh-is-the-word Follow The Heirs: Facebook: facebook.com/TheHeirsMusicOfficial Twitter: twitter.com/TheHei
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April 24, 2016
Episode #27: Jessica Dobson (Deep Sea Diver)
For episode #27, our special guest is Jessica Dobson of the Seattle-based band Deep Sea Diver. We talked about having her own band after years of being a part of other bands, being signed to a major label early in her career, the new Deep Sea Diver album "Secrets", the dynamics of the band, growing up as a kid, how she got into music, their live show, and we ever talked about some WRESTLING! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Listen on Stitcher Radio: www.stitcher.com/podcast/fresh-is-the-word Follow Deep Sea Diver: Facebook: facebook.com/thisisdeepseadiver Twitter: twitter.com/deepseadiverbnd Instagram: instagram.com/deepseadiver_music Bandcamp: https://thedeepseadiver.bandcamp.com Web: www.thedeepseadiver.com
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April 16, 2016
Episode #26: Zelooperz
For episode #26, we have Detroit hip hop artist Zelooperz, a member of Danny Brown's Bruiser Brigade. We talked about how he linked up with Danny Brown, dealing with haters, what is makes to be an artist, his paintings, what sort of kid he was, how he developed his sound, the Bruiser Brigade, and about how gangsta his mother is. Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Listen on Stitcher Radio: www.stitcher.com/podcast/fresh-is-the-word Follow Zelooperz: Twitter: twitter.com/ZelooperZ Facebook: facebook.com/ZelooperZ Web: zelooperz.tumblr.com iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bothic/id1090274567 Soundcloud: @zelooperz
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April 8, 2016
Episode #25: Supa Dave West
For episode #25, we have Queens, New York hip hop writer and producer Supa Dave West, most known for his work with De La Soul. He's currently in the studio with De La Soul mixing and mastering the new De La Soul as he is also the executive producer of it. We talked about the passing of Phife Dawg, growing up in Queens, his father, getting into playing music, how he started producing, working with De La Soul, how the successful Kickstarter has helped them, his work on The Grind Date, working with J. Dilla, his favorite people to work with, working with E-40, his dream projects, and what he has up in the future. Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Listen on Stitcher Radio: www.stitcher.com/podcast/fresh-is-the-word Follow Supa Dave West: Facebook: facebook.com/supadaveissupa Instagram: instagram.com/supadavewest Twitter: twitter.com/supadavewest Web: www.supadavewest.com
45:40
April 3, 2016
Episode #24: Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria)
For episode #24 of Fresh Is The Word, your host K-Fresh talks with guitarist and founder of the British metal core band Asking Alexandria, Ben Bruce. We talk about the band's new frontman Denis Stoff and their history with their former singer Danny Worsnop and what lead to his exit from the band, along with the beginnings of Asking Alexandria, their creative process, and where he would love this band to go creatively. Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Listen on Stitcher Radio: www.stitcher.com/podcast/fresh-is-the-word Follow Asking Alexandria: Facebook: facebook.com/askingalexandria Twitter: twitter.com/AAofficial Twitter (Ben Bruce): twitter.com/benjaminbruce Soundcloud: @asking-alexandria-official Instagram: instagram.com/askingalexandria The Black (Download): theblack.lnk.to/digital Web: www.askingalexandria.com
38:48
March 26, 2016
Episode #23: Vampires Everywhere
For episode #23 of Fresh Is The Word, K-Fresh talks to Michael Orlando, founder and front man of the band Vampires Everywhere. We talked about resurrecting the band after a hiatus, dealing with the music industry, the beginnings of the band, the new album "Ritual", the themes of the new album, his influences, and how he originally get into music. Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Listen on Stitcher Radio: www.stitcher.com/podcast/fresh-is-the-word Follow Vampires Everywhere!: Twitter: twitter.com/Vamp_Everywhere Twitter: twitter.com/michaelvampire Facebook: facebook.com/vampireseverywhere Instagram: instagram.com/therealmichaelvampire
38:35
March 20, 2016
Episode #22: Gosh Pith
For episode #22 of Fresh Is The Word, your host K-Fresh talks with the Detroit indie pop duo Gosh Pith. With Josh and Josh, we talk about how they first met, how they first started making music, where they grew up, the Okayplayer message board, working at Assemble Sound, the sense of a musical community, and the whole Gosh Pith sound. Plus, we get a few words from Questlove and Black Thought recorded during a press interview at the Garden Theater this past Wednesday during a free show by The Roots sponsored by Martell Cognac. Photo by Kristen Adamczyk and Shane Ford Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Listen on Stitcher Radio: www.stitcher.com/podcast/fresh-is-the-word Follow Gosh Pith: Facebook: facebook.com/goshpith Twitter: twitter.com/GOSHPITH Instagram: instagram.com/goshpith Soundcloud: @gosh-pith Web: www.goshpith.com
1:04:24
March 12, 2016
Episode #21: Kokane
For episode #21 of Fresh Is The Word, your host K-Fresh has a chat with a west coast hip hop pioneer Kokane, who was signed to Eazy-E's Ruthless Records and co-wrote song with N.W.A., Eazy-E, and Above The Law. We talk about how everything surrounding the L.A. riots mirror a lot of whats going on today, the Ruthless Records days, the diss records, working with Dr. Dre and Snoop later on, having a musical family, and his new album The King Of G-Gunk, due out March 18th. Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Listen on Stitcher Radio: www.stitcher.com/podcast/fresh-is-the-word Follow Kokane: Twitter: twitter.com/Kokaneofficial Facebook: facebook.com/OfficialKokane Soundcloud: @kokane Web: www.budeboyent.com
52:57
March 3, 2016
Episode #20: Natasha Kmeto
For episode #20 of Fresh Is The Word, the guest is Portland-based electronic music producer/singer/song-writer Natasha Kmeto and we talked about her new album Inevitable, how she’s progressed as an artist, the music scene in Portland, and how this new album helped her tackle her queer sexuality and how there needs to be more of an open discussion on the topic. Photo Credit: Niki Rhodes Follow Natasha Kmeto: Twitter: twitter.com/natashakmeto Instagram: instagram.com/natashakmeto Facebook: facebook.com/natashakmeto Soundcloud: @natashakmeto Web: www.natashakmeto.com Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Listen on Stitcher Radio: www.stitcher.com/podcast/fresh-is-the-word Follow Fresh Is The Word: Twitter: twitter.com/freshistheword1 Instagram: instagram.com/freshistheword1 Facebook: facebook.com/freshisthepodcast Web: www.freshisthepodcast.com Email: questions@freshisthepodcast.com
57:35
February 26, 2016
Episode #19: Stories Untold
For episode #19, your host K-Fresh talks with the Metro Detroit five-piece alternative rock band Stories Untold about how the band got started, what bands influenced them, how they all met, how they all got into music, sassy hair flips, and some of the crazy moments of their live shows already. Plus, before the interview, K-Fresh talks about going to WWE Monday Night Raw in Detroit and the Road to Wrestlemania, the WWE signing of Shinsuke Nakamura to NXT, and more commentary on the whole House Shoes / J. Dilla Foundation situation. Follow Stories Untold: Twitter: twitter.com/storiesuntoldmi Instagram: instagram.com/storiesuntoldmusic Facebook: facebook.com/StoriesUntoldBand Web: www.storiesuntoldband.com YouTube: youtube.com/storiesuntold
1:31:09
February 20, 2016
Episode #18: Fritz Helder
For episode #18 of Fresh Is The Word, your host K-Fresh talks about the upcoming Elzhi album “Lead Poison” and his falling out with Elzhi, his thoughts on the HipHopDX article on the Ma Dukes/House Shoes beef, the retirement of wrestler Daniel Bryan, and the passing of ECW original Axl Rotten. For this week’s guest, we have electronic music artist Fritz Helder, formerly of the band Azari and III. He has a new EP out called Force of Nature. We talk about the EP and why it was time for him to start a solo career, along with talking about his time with Azari and III and a whole slew of other things. ENJOY! (Photo Credit: Liam Cushing) Follow Fritz Helder: Facebook: facebook.com/FRITZ.HELDERSFACESPACE Soundcloud: @fritz-helder Twitter: twitter.com/fritzhelder Instagram: instagram.com/fritz_pop_tv Web: www.fritzpop.tv Subscribe on iTunes: tunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Listen on Stitcher Radio: www.stitcher.com/podcast/fresh-is-the-word Follow Fresh Is Th
1:03:00
February 8, 2016
Episode #17: The Renaissance Soul, Long Live Jay Dee
Episode #17 of Fresh Is The Word is a special edition. No guests! Just me, your host K-Fresh, telling stories of the late great Jay Dee aka J. Dilla aka James Yancey and how his music influenced me and my life and led me to start the web site Renaissance Soul which led to so many other great things in my life. It has been 10 years since his passing and we all miss him. Long live Jay Dee. Subscribe on iTunes: tunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Listen on Stitcher Radio: www.stitcher.com/podcast/fresh-is-the-word Follow Fresh Is The Word: Twitter: twitter.com/freshistheword1 Instagram: instagram.com/freshistheword1 Facebook: facebook.com/freshisthepodcast Web: www.freshisthepodcast.com Email: questions@freshisthepodcast.com
1:25:47
February 5, 2016
Episode #16: Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder)
For episode #16 of Fresh Is The Word, I talk with Trevor Strnad, lead singer of Michigan based metal band The Black Dahlia Murder. We talked about the early years of the band, how they got started, what they were doing at that time, some of the other bands that were around, the metal scene now, the new album Abysmal (out now on @metalbladerecords), and the feedback from the fans. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Pushnik) Subscribe on iTunes: tunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Listen on Stitcher Radio: www.stitcher.com/podcast/fresh-is-the-word Follow The Black Dahlia Murder: Facebook: facebook.com/theblackdahliamurderofficial Twitter: twitter.com/bdmmetal Instagram: instagram.com/theblackdahliamurder_official Web: www.tbdmofficial.com Follow Fresh Is The Word: Twitter: twitter.com/freshistheword1 Instagram: instagram.com/freshistheword1 Facebook: facebook.com/freshisthepodcast Web: www.freshisthepodcast.com Email: questions@freshisthepodcast.com
44:00
January 28, 2016
Episode #15: Mr. MFN eXquire (All Wrestling Talk!)
For episode #15 of Fresh Is The Word, I get to talk with one of my favorite rappers of the past 5 years or so, Mr. MFN eXquire from Brooklyn, New York. He hit the blogosphere back in 2011 with his track “Huzzah” and its remix featuring Despot, Heems, Kool A.D., Danny Brown and El-P. He’s had a slew of mixtape including Lost in Translation, Merry eXmas & Suck My Dick, and Kismet. However, we don’t talk about music at all on this podcast, we talk wrestling and lots of it!! Photo Credit: Jamal Shabazz Subscribe on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh…d1061710940?mt=2 Listen on Stitcher Radio: www.stitcher.com/podcast/fresh-is-the-word Follow Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire: Twitter: twitter.com/MRMFNeXquire Facebook: facebook.com/MrMFNeXquire Soundcloud: @exqobumaye Follow Fresh Is The Word: Twitter: twitter.com/freshistheword1 Instagram: instagram.com/freshistheword1 Facebook: facebook.com/freshisthepodcast Web: www.freshisthepodcast.com Email: questions@freshisthepodcast.com
1:15:27
January 21, 2016
Episode #14: Stitched Up Heart
For Episode #14 of Fresh Is The Word, I talk to the Los Angeles-based hard rock band Stitched Up Heart. I first heard about this band when they were on tour with One-Eyed Doll and they were back in the neighborhood recently as we did this interview at the Ink Addict Flagship store in Ferndale, Michigan. We talked about the epic ping pong battle I witness when I got there, along with how the band started, their new album, working with @Another-Century Records, kitties, and I even educated them on Detroit strip clubs. Follow Stitched Up Heart: Twitter: twitter.com/StitchdUpHeart Facebook: facebook.com/StitchedUpHeartRock Instagram: instagram.com/stitchedupheart Follow Fresh Is The Word: Twitter: twitter.com/freshistheword1 Instagram: instagram.com/freshistheword1 Facebook: facebook.com/freshisthepodcast Web: www.freshisthepodcast.com Email: questions@freshisthepodcast.com
43:55
January 20, 2016
Episode #13: Sylvan LaCue (Talkin' WWE Wrestling & Royal Rumble)
For episode #13 of Fresh Is The Word, I chat with Miami-based hip hop artist Sylvan LaCue. Formerly known as QuESt, Sylvan LaCue just released his new “Evangeline” EP and is currently working on his forthcoming “Far From Familiar” album, due out in the Spring. His music under his real name of Sylvan LaCue has been a bit of an introspective journey, but for this episode of the podcast, we set all that aside and talk about another one of his loves, WRESTLING! We talk about all the dynamics of the WWE and even lay out some predictions for this Sunday’s Royal Rumble. Follow Sylvan LaCue: Twitter: twitter.com/SylvanLacue Soundcloud: @sylvanlacue Facebook: facebook.com/YesIamQuESt Instagram: instagram.com/sylvanlacue Follow Fresh Is The Word: Twitter: twitter.com/freshistheword1 Instagram: instagram.com/freshistheword1 Facebook: facebook.com/freshisthepodcast Web: www.freshisthepodcast.com Email: questions@freshisthepodcast.com
1:10:30
January 18, 2016
Episode #12: Open Mike Eagle
For episode #12 of Fresh Is The Word, I talk music and wrestling with hip hop artist Open Mike Eagle. We talk about the death and influence of David Bowie, his new project Cavanaugh with Serengeti, working with @MelloMusicGroup, getting started in music, growing up in Chicago, college, his inspirations for his songs, then we talked about WWE wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling, the Bullet Club, Kevin Owens, NXT, and predictions for this Sunday’s WWE Royal Rumble 2016. Follow Open Mike Eagle: Twitter: twitter.com/Mike_Eagle Facebook: facebook.com/mikeeagleraps Web: www.mikeeagle.net Soundcloud: @open-mike-eagle Follow Fresh Is The Word: Twitter: twitter.com/freshistheword1 Instagram: instagram.com/freshistheword1 Facebook: facebook.com/freshisthepodcast Web: www.freshisthepodcast.com Email: questions@freshisthepodcast.com
53:40
January 16, 2016
Episode #11: Blaze Ya Dead Homie
Welcome to the episode #11 of Fresh Is The Word with your favorite deceased gangsta, Blaze Ya Dead Homie. He has a new album out now on Majik Ninja Entertainment. We talked about how he got into making music with 2 Krazy Devils, meeting Jamie Madrox and Monoxide during the House Of Krazees days, linking up with Psychopathic Records, his relationship with the fans, what inspired the Blaze Ya Dead Homie persona, touring with ICP & @officialtwiztid, watching WWF wrestling and how the announcers are such a vital part of the whole wrestling experience, the new album The Casket Factory, and how he’s progressed throughout his career. Subscribe on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh…d1061710940?mt=2 Listen on Stitcher Radio: www.stitcher.com/podcast/fresh-is-the-word Follow Blaze Ya Dead Homie: Twitter: twitter.com/BlazeYaDead1 Facebook: facebook.com/thedeadmanblaze Instagram: instagram.com/BlazeYaDead1 Web: www.blazeyadead1.com Follow Fresh Is The Word: Twitter: twitter.com/freshist
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January 8, 2016
Episode #10: Flint Eastwood
For episode number 10 of Fresh Is The Word, we have Detroit’s own Jax Anderson of the band Flint Eastwood. She has a new EP out now called Small Victories. We talked about wrestling, growing up on the east side of Detroit, getting into music, her first projects, forming the Flint Eastwood project, turning songs into hood versions, the new EP Small Victories, and working at Assemble Sound studio. Follow Flint Eastwood: Twitter: https://twitter.com/flnteastwood Web: http://www.flinteastwoodmusic.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FlintEastwoodMusic Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/FLINT_EASTWOOD Bandcamp: https://flinteastwoodmusic.bandcamp.com Soundcloud: @flinteastwoodmusic Follow Fresh Is The Word: Twitter: twitter.com/freshistheword1 Instagram: instagram.com/freshistheword1 Facebook: facebook.com/freshisthepodcast Web: www.freshisthepodcast.com Email: questions@freshisthepodcast.com iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh…d1061710940?mt=2 Stitcher Radio: www.stitcher.com/
51:21
January 1, 2016
Episode #9: Tribute To Lemmy of Motörhead (Archived Interview)
Welcome to this bonus episode of Fresh Is The Word as a small tribute to Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister as he passed away on December 28th, days after his 70th birthday on Christmas Eve. I was lucky enough to interview Lemmy recently, so I wanted to present the audio from that interview. This interview was done over the phone back in September 2015 just after Motörhead’s Detroit show at The Fillmore. I covered the show for Huffington Post Detroit. Its not that long of an interview but there was definitely some funny parts to it. Rest In Peace Lemmy. Lemmy Is God! Interview record in September 2015. Original Huffington Post articles: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kelly-frazier/lemmy-kilmister-legendary_b_8163446.html http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kelly-frazier/motorhead-plays-packed-sh_b_8131738.html Follow Fresh Is The Word: Twitter: twitter.com/freshistheword1 Instagram: instagram.com/freshistheword1 Facebook: facebook.com/freshisthepodcast Web: www.freshisthepodcast.com Email: questi
16:14
December 25, 2015
Episode #8: Phat Kat aka Ronnie Euro
Welcome to episode #8 of Fresh Is The Word, the final edition of 2015. This week we have Detroit hip hop legend Phat Kat aka Ronnie Cash aka Ronnie Euro. We talked about how he got into hip hop, the east side vs the west side of Detroit, how he got on working with Jay Dee aka J. Dilla, working with Dilla, the Dilla legacy, his hip hop career working with record labels, getting healthy, and his new record “Re-Dedication To The Suckers”. Follow Phat Kat: Twitter: twitter.com/ronnieeuro Instagram: instagram.com/ronnieeuro Facebook: facebook.com/moneytruckmusic Web: www.ronnieeuro.com Follow K-Fresh: Twitter: twitter.com/rensoul Instagram: instagram.com/rensouldetroit Follow Fresh Is The Word: Twitter: twitter.com/freshistheword1 Instagram: instagram.com/freshistheword1 Facebook: facebook.com/freshisthepodcast Web: www.freshisthepodcast.com Email: questions@freshisthepodcast.com iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fresh-is-the-word/id1061710940?mt=2 Stitcher Radio: http://www.s
1:09:29
December 22, 2015
Episode #7: Eddie Trunk
It’s episode #7! This week we have world-renowned rock music and heavy metal radio host Eddie Trunk. For those that don’t know, in his early days working at Megaforce Records, he signed Metallica and Anthrax, along with a slew of other bands, including reviving the career of Ace Frehley. He’s currently has his own XM Radio show along with hosting already 14 seasons of That Metal Show on VH1 Classic with Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine. We talked about his career and some of the dynamics of being an interviewer. Follow Eddie Trunk: Web: www.eddietrunk.com Twitter: twitter.com/eddietrunk Facebook: facebook.com/EddieTrunk Podcast: podcastone.com/Eddie-Trunk-Podcast Follow K-Fresh: Twitter: twitter.com/rensoul Instagram: instagram.com/rensouldetroit Follow Fresh Is The Word: Twitter: twitter.com/freshistheword1 Instagram: instagram.com/freshistheword1 Facebook: facebook.com/freshisthepodcast Web: www.freshisthepodcast.com Email: questions@freshisthepodcast.com
48:55
December 18, 2015
Episode #6: SHOOTCAST - Talkin' Wrestling with Steve O & Knox Money
Your favorite heels Steve O and Knox Money join your host K-Fresh again for another SHOOTCAST episode of Fresh Is The Word. We talk about Knox Money and Steve O’s album “Going Over”, wrestlers in movies, our favorite announcers of all time, why Kirby’s is THE last place you should get a coney, Tony Schiavone’s mustache back in the day, and K-Fresh buries a few people straight shoot! We trying to get that Bud Light Lime sponsorship! Follow Knox Money: Twitter: twitter.com/KnoxMoney Facebook: facebook.com/knoxmoney734 Bandcamp: knoxmoney.bandcamp.com Follow Steve O: Twitter: twitter.com/SteveOGotBeats Follow K-Fresh: Twitter: twitter.com/rensoul Instagram: instagram.com/rensouldetroit Follow Fresh Is The Word: Twitter: twitter.com/freshistheword1 Instagram: instagram.com/freshistheword1 Facebook: facebook.com/freshisthepodcast Web: www.freshisthepodcast.com Email: questions@freshisthepodcast.com
57:53
December 14, 2015
Episode #5: DOYLE - Alex Story & Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein (formerly of The Misfits)
For episode #5 of Fresh Is The Word, your host K-Fresh was able to kick it on the tour bus for a little bit with a punk rock legend Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein (formerly of The Misfits) along with his fellow band mate with his new band DOYLE, Alex “Wolfman” Story (who’s in another band Cancerslug). We talked about the formation of the band and even the time Doyle was on WCW wrestling with The Misfits and Vampiro. Follow DOYLE: Facebook: facebook.com/OFFICIALDOYLE Twitter: twitter.com/doyleabominator Web: www.officialdoyle.com Instagram: instagram.com/officialdoyle Follow Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein: Instagram: instagram.com/doylewvf Facebook: facebook.com/OfficialDoyleVonFrankenstein Follow Alex Story: Instagram: instagram.com/alexwolfmanstory Facebook: facebook.com/alex.Story.cancerslug Web: www.officialcancerslug.com Follow K-Fresh: Twitter: twitter.com/rensoul Instagram: instagram.com/rensouldetroit Follow Fresh Is The Word: Twitter: twitter.com/freshistheword1 Instagr
24:54
December 10, 2015
Episode #4: SHOOTCAST - Talkin' Wrestling with Steve O & Knox Money
For this episode of Fresh Is The Word, we introduce a new segment of the podcast called the SHOOTCAST! It’s like a group discussion shoot with various guests talking about the all sorts of nonsense about the history and the present day happenings in the world of music and pro wrestling. Crack open a couple brews and enjoy the SHOOTCAST. The SHOOTCAST podcasts will generally come out later in the week each week while there will still be the one-on-one interviews at the top of each week. For the first SHOOTCAST, we have the good brothers Knox Money and Steve O. They have an album out now called "Going Over”. For more information on that, visit http://knoxmoney.bandcamp.com. Follow Knox Money: Twitter: twitter.com/KnoxMoney Facebook: facebook.com/knoxmoney734 Bandcamp: http://knoxmoney.bandcamp.com Follow Steve O: Twitter: twitter.com/SteveOGotBeats Follow K-Fresh: Twitter: twitter.com/rensoul Instagram: instagram.com/rensouldetroit Follow Fresh Is The Word: Twitter: twitter.com/fr
48:45
December 6, 2015
Episode #3: Hakim Zane
For podcast #3 of Fresh Is The Word, our guest is Michigan-based wrestler Hakim Zane from the XICW promotion. He’s done some work with Ring Of Honor and Chikara Pro in the past. We talked about hip-hop and how it fits into his wrestling persona and about how he broke into the wrestling business, doing promos, staying healthy and fit, the people who influenced him, his favorite opponents, the appeal of the indie organizations, and his in-ring persona. Follow Hakim Zane: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Mad-Dragon-Hakim-Zane-202997226391964/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/HakimZane Follow K-Fresh: Twitter: twitter.com/rensoul Instagram: instagram.com/rensouldetroit Follow Fresh Is The Word: Twitter: twitter.com/freshistheword1 Instagram: instagram.com/freshistheword1 Facebook: facebook.com/freshisthepodcast Web: www.freshisthepodcast.com Email: questions@freshisthepodcast.com
44:05
December 3, 2015
Episode #2: One-Eyed Doll
For episode #2 of Fresh Is The Word, your host K-Fresh talks to Junior and Kimberly Freeman of the band One-Eyed Doll about their new album "Witches" and its theme centering on the Salem Witch Trial hysteria. (Photo Credit: Chad Elder) Follow One-Eyed Doll: Web: www.oneeyeddoll.com Twitter: twitter.com/OneEyedDoll Facebook: facebook.com/oneeyeddollfans Follow K-Fresh: Twitter: twitter.com/rensoul Instagram: instagram.com/rensouldetroit Follow Fresh Is The Word: Twitter: twitter.com/freshistheword1 Instagram: instagram.com/freshistheword1 Facebook: facebook.com/freshisthepodcast Web: www.freshisthepodcast.com Email: questions@freshisthepodcast.com
55:10
November 27, 2015
Episode #1 : Finale
Welcome to the first episode of the Fresh Is The Word podcast. This is a podcast about music and wrestling, and for the first episode, your host K-Fresh has Detroit hip hop artist Finale. Recently, Finale released his new album Odds & Ends produced entirely by Oddisee on the Mello Music Group record label. On the podcast, we talk about his new album, his family, meeting Canibus for the first time, working with Mello Music Group, Apollo Brown, working day jobs, the girls I used to bring back to the crib when we were room mates, relationships with women, the dynamics of marriage, coming up in the Detroit hip hop scene, how the movie Roadhouse change his life, and the maturation of hip hop. Follow Finale: Twitter: twitter.com/finaledet313 Instagram: instagram.com/finaledet313 Facebook: facebook.com/Finale313 Follow K-Fresh: Twitter: twitter.com/rensoul Instagram: instagram.com/rensouldetroit Follow Fresh Is The Word: Twitter: twitter.com/freshistheword1 Instagram: instagram.com/freshi
1:31:11
November 21, 2015
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