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The Mankind Podcast

The Mankind Podcast

By Mankind Podcast
Become a Paid Subscriber: A bespoke podcast for distinguished listeners. MKP is a show that explores and documents hip hop culture in Tucson, AZ. We cover regional rap music news, events and releases and we sit down with creatives to discuss their process, the lessons they've learned and how to make an impact. Please share, thank you for supporting local music.
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SDVisions (video)
Throwback episode with the shooter! Mr. SDVisions chops it up with MK at South Sixth Bodega #SayHello #Tucson #HipHop #Podcast
May 25, 2022
Danny Foster as Woodro (video)
Danny Foster used to write under the name Woodro, this was his last interview before the metamorphosis. Recorded at South Sixth Bodega 1/1/2020 #SayHello #Tucson #HipHop #Podcast (520) 276-9121
May 23, 2022
'False Start' BTS with Danny Foster (video)
Take a look at our first try at recording Danny Foster.
May 22, 2022
We Outside (Himmel Park Edition)
In this very special Mankind Podcast x Takeover Lounge mashup, Z, MK, and Zeus are podcasting live at Himmel Park. #SayHello #Tucson #HipHop #Podcast
May 22, 2022
Danny Foster (video)
I had the honor of interviewing Danny Foster @dxnnyfxster a couple of years ago, please enjoy the full-length video previously only available on Instagram. #SayHello (520) 276-9121
May 12, 2022
Les Trois Dieux (video)
With the release of video episodes on Spotify, we present the full video of Les Trois Dieux the interview featuring Manny Megz, Cash Lansky, and Dj Bonus #SayHello (520)276-9121
May 07, 2022
Bionic Will (video)
In this very special episode hosted by S. Beezy @omg_sbz we went to Urbxn Legend Studios and sat down with painter Vai Bionic @vaibionic and musician Tommy Will @hxvewill to talk about their upcoming collaboration 'Que Lindo Es El Vaice' a fusion of visual art and music, debuting at Harambe Cafe on May 7, 2022. #SayHello (520)276-9121 
May 05, 2022
POD w/Friends Carmen & Adriana (video)
In this episode of POD w/Friends, Beezy @omg_sbz chats with Carmen @saturnkushh of IO Extracts and Adriana @houseandhoney_ owner of Harambe Cafe. #SayHello 520-276-9121 
May 02, 2022
Pod w/Friends 'Lonely Dro' (video)
POD w/Friends Hosted by Beezy at the Harambe Cafe, please enjoy our interview with artist Lonely Dro @lonelydro #SayHello (520) 276-9121
April 24, 2022
Raven Podcast Club "For A Snorlax I Would"
In this episode of the Raven Podcast Club, we talk about celebrity baby names and we can't get enough of #THHF22 (520)276-9121 #SayHello
March 29, 2022
The THHF Episode
On this episode of the Tucson Raven Podcast Club, we talk about Tucson Hip Hop Festival 2022 the whole time! (520) 276-9121 #SayHello
March 28, 2022
The One About Pickles
Celebrity guest Matthew McConaughey calls in to talk about his love of pickles, hilarity ensues. #SayHello (520) 276-9121
February 16, 2022
Tucson Raven "Spotify Special"
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
In this special Spotify-only episode of the Tucson Raven, we play some of our favorite music coming out of Arizona. #SayHello (520) 276-9121
February 10, 2022
Les Trois Dieux the interview
DJ Bonus, Cash Lansky, and Manny Megz recorded at the historic Mission San Xavier Del Bac. Les Trois Dieux the interview.
February 08, 2022
Wav Tapes the interview
In this episode, we caught up with S. Beezy at her eastside studio and found out everything about her nee drop "Wav Tapes" #SayHello (520) 276-9121
January 31, 2022
Tucson Raven "DJ Lucas pt2"
Please enjoy the finale of our chat with DJ Lucas. #SayHello (520) 276-9121
January 14, 2022
Tucson Raven “DJ Lucas pt.1”
The charismatic DJ Lucas @djlucas413 stopped thru the Raven to chop it up! #SayHello (520)276-9121
January 10, 2022
T.A.W.P. "Chezale"
In this throwback episode, we chop it up with the incredible Chezale @chezalepresents #SayHello (520) 276-9121
December 28, 2021
T.A.W.P. "Bgirl Phenx"
In this throwback episode, we chopped it up with the renowned Bgirl Phenx @bgirl_phenx #SayHello (520) 276-9121
December 28, 2021
Tucson Raven "Maniac Flame pt.2"
Part 2 of our conversation with the legendary Maniac Flame @maniacflame #SayHello (520) 276-9121
December 19, 2021
Tucson Raven "Maniac Flame pt. 1"
Tucson Raven w/guests presents part 1 of our conversation with Maniac Flame! @maniacflame #SayHello (520) 276-9121
December 18, 2021
Tucson Raven "Ben Fly Interview"
In this episode, we take a trip to Tommy Will's studio to interview Ben Fly @_benfly #SayHello (520) 276-9121
December 15, 2021
Tucson Raven "To Kill A Hummingbird"
In this episode, we talk about getting bullied as kids. #SayHello (520) 276-9121
December 14, 2021
Tucson Raven "Zommy Gill"
In this episode of the Raven, we sit down with Tommy Will @HxveWill and Z Giv @Z__Giv at Tommy's studio. #SayHello (520) 276-9121
December 13, 2021
Tucson Raven "First Impressions"
On the 40th episode of Tucson Raven, we talk about first and lasting impressions and more! #SayHello (520) 276-9121
December 10, 2021
Tucson Raven "Earth Plus"
In this episode, we talk about the possibility of a better planet. #SayHello (520) 276-9121
December 09, 2021
T.A.W.P. "BV Beatz interview"
Throwback to my conversation with local super-producer BV Beatz @bv_beatz The AfterWorld Podcast 
December 08, 2021
The Raven Special
In this extended holiday episode, the Raven crew goes off! #SayHello (520) 276-9121
December 08, 2021
Tucson Raven "Flotrane Questions"
We get to know more about our guy Flotrane @flotrane #SayHello (520) 276-9121
December 07, 2021
Tucson Raven "Self Love Juice"
In this episode, we talk about self-love. #SayHello (520) 276-9121
December 07, 2021
Tucson Raven "I'm Just Zeus Questions”
In this episode, we get to know our host Zeus @im_just_zeus #SayHello (520) 276-9121
December 07, 2021
Tucson Raven "Samm Questions"
We get to know a little more about the Tucson Raven called Samm @freespirit_samm . #SayHello (520) 276-9121
December 07, 2021
Tucson Raven "Kind Questions"
Getting to know the squad better, this time we focus on Mr. KiND @podcrafty #SayHello (520) 276-9121
December 07, 2021
T.A.W.P. "Cash Lansky"
The AfterWorld Podcast was the first try at my own show. Cash Lansky came by and talked about life and hip hop. I hope you enjoy this throwback interview. #CashLansky #TAWP
November 24, 2021
Tucson Raven "Gettin' Spooky Yaya"
At the end of the night with Rae and GP, we got spooky! #SayHello (520)276-9121
November 21, 2021
Tucson Raven "Them's Fightin' Words!"
In this "Battle Royale" episode, we get wildly inappropriate! #SayHello (520) 276-9121
November 03, 2021
Tucson Raven "Praise Beezy & Jesus"
We sit down with the legendary S. Beezy @omg_sbz and talk about her new record PB&J. #SayHello (520) 276-9121
November 01, 2021
Tucson Raven "Jimmy Buffet Has Words"
What is something common, that you've never experienced? #SayHello (520) 276-9121
November 01, 2021
Tucson Raven "Money, Power, Respect."
What does "power" mean to you? We have GP and Rae in the studio to help us answer that question.  #SayHello (520) 276-9121
October 25, 2021
Tucson Raven "The Patchwork Cap"
In this episode, we are joined by our finest friends! Rae L. @raeeelmao & G.P. #SayHello (520) 276-9121 @TucsonRaven
October 20, 2021
We sat down at Harambe Cafe with Our City's Finest for Bud With Friends!
October 19, 2021
We sit down at Harambe Cafe with the CEO of RTurn Ent. the one and only, SURE!
October 14, 2021
We sat down at Harambe Cafe with the monstrosity of Tucson rap, Nathan Villinz! #PodWithFriends
October 12, 2021
Pod With Friends is back! We sat down at Harambe Cafe with the owner Adriana @HouseAndHoney_
October 11, 2021
Tucson Raven "Get It While You Can"
This was the last recording of the night, enjoy. #SayHello 520-276-9121
October 08, 2021
Tucson Raven "If You Don't Know Me By Now"
What happens in the Tucson Raven, stays in the Tucson Raven!
October 07, 2021
Tucson Raven "The Existentialists Conundrum"
What happens when we die?
October 06, 2021
Tucson Raven "75 Questions with Flotrane"
This 75 questions episode features the illustrious Flotrane!  #SayHello 520-276-9121
October 05, 2021
Tucson Raven "The Business That I Run"
In this episode, we get to know a lil more about our host Flotrane! #SayHello 520-276-9121
October 04, 2021
Tucson Raven "Quick Question"
We have some new voices on the show to answer a few rapid-fire questions. #SayHello 520-276-9121
October 03, 2021
Tucson Raven "Avoidance Behavior"
What have you managed to avoid for your entire life? #SayHello 520-276-9121
October 03, 2021
Tucson Raven "Love Is Love"
How do you know when you're in love? #SayHello 520-276-9121
October 03, 2021
Tucson Raven "First Ones Free"
In this episode, we give you a free look at our paid subscription. We talk about our own demise as a show.
October 01, 2021
Tucson Raven "The Tall And The Short Of It"
Would it be insulting for a tall person to ask a short person to grab them something off the ground? We discuss #TucsonRaven
September 15, 2021
Pod With Friends
We bring Zolo Watchout into the convo!
September 14, 2021
Tucson Raven "Simple Pleasures"
What's something simple that makes you happy? What insignificant thing really pisses you off?
September 14, 2021
Pod With Friends
S. Beezy and Amazen take over the podcast with Trahma and Kloutfut! Recorded live at Thunder Canyon Brewery right before Bar w/Friends. #PodWithFriends
September 13, 2021
Tucson Raven "Autoerotic Asphyxiation"
TRIGGER WARNING: this episode contains grim themes In this episode of the Raven, we talk about death. #SayHello
September 13, 2021
Tucson Raven "Playa Lean Love"
This bonus subscription-only episode is a look into what happens between episodes.
September 08, 2021
Tucson Raven "5 Time World Champs"
In this episode of the Tucson Raven, we ponder the natural lifespan of relationships and we are joined on Clubhouse by the illustrious Z Giv.
September 08, 2021
Tucson Raven "Phobophobia of the 8yr Old"
What is a strange phobia that you have? How man 8yro. would it take to take you out?
September 01, 2021
Tucson Raven "Supernatural v. Controversial"
What is something supernatural or controversial that has happened in your lifetime?
August 31, 2021
Tucson Raven "Unwritten Law"
What is an unwritten law that you abide by?
August 30, 2021
Tucson Raven "Too Much Sauce"
"What do YOU have too much of?" 520-276-9121 Say Hello. We have YML Nene tap in with us live on the Clubhouse app and Jay Bailey calls in to answer the QotD.
August 25, 2021
Tucson Raven unedited
This is an unedited look/listen into my/our newest project, the Tucson Raven!
August 25, 2021
Tucson Raven "Wear A Mask"
We delve into the deadly coronavirus conversation on this episode. Stay safe out there!
August 23, 2021
Tucson Raven "No Cheating"
We're back! This time on the Tucson Raven we talk cheaters and how they never prosper.
August 18, 2021
Tucson Raven "Celebrity Meals"
Mankind Podcast with O.C.F. and HeelFace Podcast presents the "Tucson Raven". In this episode, we talk about celebrity fast food meal deals.
August 16, 2021
Tucson Raven I
We've been working on a new project and I wanna give you the first chance to listen so, without further ado I present, the Tucson Raven.
August 13, 2021
Pod w/Friends 6/26
S. Beezy, R Turn Ent, HeelFace Podcast, Takeover Lounge, Thunder Canyon and, Mankind present... Pod w/Friends
July 08, 2021
MKP 6/30/21
“I’m back today with clips from The TUC” It’s Wednesday, June 30th, 2021. I’m MK and this is the Mankind podcast a Takeover AZ Media program on and WithUsOrAgainst.US Thank you so much for listening, I can’t do this without you and I am so grateful for all the support, sincerely, thank you. I’ve been trying out different mic setups and eq settings so if things sound a bit different sometimes, that’s why, and we apologize for the mess while we make improvements and appreciate your patience as we sort things out. It’s Wednesday so I talk about “The TUC” and for those that haven’t seen it, I thought I’d play the trailer and intro audio this week and tell you a lil more about what going on with that project. Let’s start with the music. The theme was composed by the prodigal Tucson sun, and international super producer, Manny Megz and acquired in cooperation as a part of the STEEZGOD Stimulus. Check it out. For the visuals, I filmed them in two parts, one at a Cash & Marley show in 2020 and I used these guys because they really embody the quintessential essence of talented musicians and they’re both together and individually not only pillars but beacons of the Tucson hip hop community. Huge shoutout to Cash and Marley. The second part I filmed at the Takeover Lounge 1 year anniversary show as it was a perfect example of the enthusiasm that this scene brings to the city. I wanted to keep it simple while still being impactful. Episodes are still in the works because I’m trying to figure out what the ideal format is, and I’ve never done this level of video editing before so to say I’m overwhelmed would be accurate but I’m honestly loving every second of it. Something that I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned is this project is completely filmed on iPhone, maybe I should make a bigger deal about that… Anyway since I realize most people who only listen to me here may not have seen or heard the trailers so here’s part 1 featuring S. Beezy. (S. Beezy trailer) I had Beezy come to the spot for the interview and most of the footage I got of her comes from this year’s Bar w/Friends stay tuned because I’m gonna get it together and start dropping the full interviews trademark soon. I’m still adding b-roll and performance audio but these are very close to the final cut. And the next clip is my guy,  I mention him all the time, our city’s finest Mr. Jay Bailey. (Jay Bailey trailer) I actually went to his studio for that one and trust me the full interview is dope and coming trademark soon. And that’s all that’s it, I gots nothing else for you filthy animals, so let's get outta here. Big thank you to Manny Megz, Cash and Marley, S. Beezy, Jay Bailey, Labratz and, everyone making the Tucson hip hop scene the amazing place it is right now. I’m gonna come back with a podcast clip for the roundup so hit me up if you want to get your favorite show in there. Thank you so much for listening, my name is MK and this has been another amazing episode of the Mankind Podcast, I’ll see you tomorrow. Peace.
June 30, 2021
Season 2 trailer #MankindPodcast
June 29, 2021
MKP 6/29/21
“Took a quick break to get some things done but stay tuned because your gonna love this one!” It’s Tuesday, June 29th, 2021 I’m MK and you’re listening to the Mankind Podcast a Takeover AZ media program on and WithUsOrAgainst.Us What is good. Thank you so much for tapping in! Every now and then I wanna encourage you to take a step back and take some days off and chill the F out man. So whenever I’m not daily down your throat podcasting, I’m prolly taking some time to recharge the batteries, because at the end of the day… “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” It’s amazing to see Tucson hip hop flourishing even during the hottest parts of the summer the clubs going up all weekend every weekend and it’s just a matter of time before we’re back on a Tuesday. But it’s really cool to see especially places like Club 4th getting back into the action, they’ve been around a long time, so now that Truly is doing Select Saturdays and, the Who’s Hotta open mic competition is moving over there on July 3rd, it looks like local hip hop is resurfacing on south Fourth and I like it. Also next Saturday there’s a dope hip hop show coming to Thunder Canyon, Def-i, Sage Cornelius, Trahma, WOARWeapon I believe it’s being thrown by my man Uncle B-joe Steel and it’s gonna be some rappin rappin goin on but also my guy and yours Dj Smash Lames is on the wheels for this one so do not miss out it’s gonna be live on July 3rd at Thunder Canyon. This past weekend was one giant leap for Tucson podcasters because while ZandD were in Phoenix recording the Takeover Lounge at IKON radio with an incredible guest that I’ll leak later in the show but while they were doing that I teamed up with Beezy and we recorded Pod w/Friends and it went absolutely fantastic. We had Heelface podcast with us and we were joined by Dakotah Faye, Ago, and Trahma. It was honestly an awesome experience, and here’s a sneak peek. (Pod w/Friends clip) I’m still debating where Pod w/friends is gonna drop but stay tuned because the full episode will be available this week. Also this week the Takeover Lounge we’re releasing our interview with the legendary AZ Big Bossman DJ John Blaze he runs iKON radio, he’s a part of the Arizona Hip Hop Festival, Respect The Underground and so much more, check out this clip. Thank you to DJ John Blaze and iKON radio, S. Beezy, Amazen, BabyFace Stu, I’m just Zeus, Z, and Daniella who I’m calling ZandD and my man Shiki, the Takeover team is definitely on one and I can’t wait to tell you more about that. Thank you my dear listeners for your support, I can’t do this without you. This has been another episode of the Mankind Podcast, I’m MK and I’ll see you, next time.🏽
June 29, 2021
MKP 6/23/21
“We’re talking about the TUC and today we got my man Jay Bailey on the show” It’s Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021 My name is MK and you are listening to the Mankind Podcast a Takeover AZ Media program on and WithUsOrAgainst.Us thank you so much for tapping in. I love Wednesday because it’s time to talk about my documentary series “The TUC” and what’s happening, how the project is evolving, and give a peek into the interviews and performances I’ve already recorded. So when I started the project, I had such a clear focus on what I wanted and I didn’t necessarily want to be a documentarian, I just had an incredible story to tell. COVID obliterated any chance of telling that story and the narrative completely changed. Well, not completely, but now I’ve pivoted into documenting a community of artists and my vision, let’s just say it’s less than clear. Maybe I should just do one centralized video instead of a series. I feel like the way I’m trying to release it might be too drawn out. I dunno, what do you think? Lemme know and to follow @theTucMovie you can just go to The clip I’m going to play today is from one of the first interviews I did for the film. I connected with Jay Bailey at Smash Lame's studio, check it out. (Jay Bailey clip) I wanna thank everyone within the sound of my voice right now, I appreciate you for tapping in. We had another Takeover meeting last night and I couldn’t be more excited for the plans we’re making and I’ll be breaking the news right here when it does so stay with me, I promise it’s gonna be worth it. No show tomorrow until I can get this whole podcast roundup thing rounded up but this has been another episode of the Mankind Podcast, I’m ya man MK and I’ll see you on casual Friday. ☮️
June 23, 2021
MKP 6/22/21
It’s Takeover Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 My name is MK and you are tapped in with the Mankind Podcast a Takeover AZ media program on and WithUsOrAgainst.Us thank you so much for listening, let’s get started. This Friday in the Takeover Lounge we have a very special guest, she’s making some serious waves in the city with her crew OCF and her first single “Easy Mourning” is an underground smash, I’m talking about Rae L. She’s a musician, event coordinator, social media manager and she’s definitely making an impact on the Tucson scene. (Easy Mourning clip) I can promise you, it’s gonna be a great conversation this Friday, June 25th, and watch live on you’ll be glad you did because she’s got such a great personality, we’re gonna have some fun so tap in with Rae L. If you follow the Takeover Lounge IG @loungetakeover or our host @Z__Giv then you might know that Z is moving to Phoenix this week and everyone has been asking, “are we moving the show to Phoenix?”  So before I give you my answer, I reached out to Z so that he can give you his. (Z Giv clip) Here’s what I say, we’ve always been trying to expand our reach and we’re still gonna be a Tucson-based platform that does cool interviews with amazing Tucson artists but we’ve gotta grow or die, so off we go into the wild blue yonder. And I feel like I’ve been talking about it non-stop but honestly, the collab with Bar w/Friends and Heelface Podcast at least in my opinion is the way forward for the Takeover platform in Tucson. I’m hoping to continue that narrative and echo that sentiment and bring back the vibe that events like the Roundtable used to provide. We’ll see what happens but I’m excited for the future and looking to collab so hit us up at or text the Mankind hotline 520-276-9121 I am so happy to send congratulations to the dudes Kaz and Century over at the Hood Diner Podcast for celebrating 3 years of serving up one of Tucson’s finest shows. Cheers guys keep up the great work! I also wanna thank everyone who’s listened to the show since day 1 and everyone who started listening today! I can’t do this without you and I appreciate the support very very much, thank you. I’d also like to thank the Takeover team for always holding me down and a special thank you to Flotrane, the poet G.P., Jay Bailey, and Rae L. Collectively known as OCF but I love you guys the listeners the most. My name is MK and this is still the Mankind Podcast, I’ll see you tomorrow, ☮️.
June 22, 2021
MKP 6/21/21
“Shows are back and so are live podcasts, lets go!” It’s Monday, June 21st my name is MK and your're tapped in to the Mankind Podcast A Takeover AZ media program on and thank you so much for joining me today where I’ll be your spirit guide in this fever dream called Tucson hip hop. What a weekend it was the east side, east side, east side came back into the foray with the Nathan Villins album release party and Truly kicked off Select Saturdays at Club 4th with a bang, not literally tho. Shows are clearly back and TCB is booked into November so it’s really looking like the hottest summer that the Tucson scene has ever seen. Speaking of TCB the Takeover team was in there for most of the day Saturday recording a couple of absolutely incredible interviews with some of Az’s best that is Noises @NoisesINTL and Tucson’s favorite DJ ENZYM3 and we had a blast! Spiral productions @spiralproductions_ was in there doing all the filming and we had a live audience with YML Nene, Terrel from Creative Collabs, and BLAX Friday was in the house and you know the big bad Runtski was servin up his famous brand of comedy and spirits. We’re dropping both interviews for Takeover Tuesday starting tomorrow with Noises so this would be the only chance to get a lil sneak peek and you know I gotchu. (Noises clip) Stay Tuned for that coming up tomorrow and the Dj enzym3 interview coming up next week on Takeover Tuesday. But If you missed us this week it’s all good because we’re doing it again next Saturday, we’re calling it Pod w/Friends at TCB 6 pm Hosted by the brilliant and beautiful S. Beezy of R Turn Ent. and he’s half man half Amazen! With ya boys Zeus and Stu opening up with a Heel to the Face and a Takeover, Takeover! We’re gonna try to interview all the artists that are performing at Bar w/Friends and maybe get a look at soundcheck, I dunno. But the lineup is stacked with my mans AGO, everybody loves Big Mama Trahma, the kid early 3am, I dunno if ya’ll remember Justus Oldsport from THHF19 but I definitely do, and coming all the way from somewhere else he goes by Dakotah Faye and it’s gonna be a movie. Last Bar w/Friends until August so come thru, say hi. Join me tomorrow to talk about who’s coming to the Lounge this Friday, I’m super excited! And I wanna thank everyone who’s been tapping in and supporting, I can’t do it without you. Thank you to Runtski at Thunder Canyon for holding us down in so many ways, thank you to my Takeover team Z & D, Spiral productions, DJjj Enzym3, Noises and Collin with 2 L’s my name is MK and this has been another edition of the great and powerful Mankind Podcast. I’ll see you tomorrow. Peace.
June 21, 2021
MKP 6/18/21
Hey guys casual Friday MK here and today we’re mixing it up and I’m gonna deconstruct my podcast for you. Is that Crazy? I dunno. So, my process for this particular project the Mankind Podcast is pretty simple and this is the beginning of a series about creating podcasts, I’m gonna talk about preparing and launching your pod, hardware and recording equipment, music and SFX and a lot more but, let’s call this “Podcraft part 1” and this time around, we’re just gonna focus on building a script, recording and organizing the audio, uploading the episode and promoting it as simply as possible, easy peezy, right. So for me, I like to start with the “tag line” it’s just a 5-10 word “dirty summary” of the show. Ideally it’s catchy or funny and I actually write this at the end usually so I can make sure to tie everything together as much as possible but for a show like today, I’ll use it t keep myself on topic. So it would be like… “It’s Friday but there’s no roundup, this week we’re doing a podcast, deconstructed” And for pre-recorded or longer edited shows, it’s fun to use a short clip from an intriguing portion of the recording, I’m trying to build curiosity and draw the listener in. I just have fun with it and try to make the tag line stand out. Even though it’s technically completely optional, it’s one of those details that adds loads of value. For the main body of the show I just write a few paragraphs and I try to organize topics by days of the week so like Mondays are a weekend recap and I talk about upcoming events, Takeover Tuesdays I talk about the Takeover Lounge and give you early access to who our guest that week is. Wednesday is a profile kind of day where I talk about documentarian type stuff and give updates to projects I’m working on. Thursday is podcasting about podcasting day and its starting to blend into Casual Friday which is just a no script, stripped down easy going weekly recap and I just reiterate what’s happening on Takeover Lounge that night and where to find me/us that weekend and the cycle continues. When I write the scripts though, I do try to write them with the inflection of how I “talk” versus how I “write” I find there is a fine line and I’m constantly re-reading it out loud and re-writing until it’s right. For the outro, I try to thank as many people as I can without being obnoxious and understanding this is a work in progress so sometimes I try to drop a quick breadcrumb or just tell you what I have planned in my mind for tomorrow’s episode, something like that. I try to make it a big finale so you miss it when its over. Viola we’re done writing the script.
June 18, 2021
MKP 6/16/21
“Today we throwback to another era in Tucson hip hop” It’s Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 and I’m your host MK welcome back to another edition of the Mankind Podcast a Takeover AZ Media program on and WithUsOrAgainst.Us thank you so much for tapping in. On Wednesdays I like to talk about the docu-series I’m producing called “The TUC” and this week I wanna shake it up just a lil bit and give you a look into my documentarian roots. “A Night In the Life” was a collaboration between Mankind and a student group from the film school at the University of Arizona and It basically followed my band and did vox pop interviews for a few hours as we took over Che’s Lounge for a night. Check it out. (A Night In The Life clip) I’ll be making that full documentary available on the Takeover Media Patreon very soon and I’d like to thank my boys from the band the Canfield brothers J.C. And A.C. Alex Rockstar Ruiz, Tyler TiMWiNN Hogan and rest in blessings to my brother Weird Harold Garland to all my people listening I can’t do this without you! Thank you so much for tapping in! We’ll be back Thursday with the method to my madness that is podcasting but that’s it for now, I’ll see you, tomorrow. ☮️
June 16, 2021
MKP 6/15/21
,“It’s about that time again, let’s talk Takeover” It’s Tuesday, June 15th 2021 welcome, and thank you for tapping in with the Mankind Podcast a Takeover AZ Media program on and WithUsOrAgainst.Us I’m your host MK I’m so glad you’re here it’s Takeover Tuesday and that means we’re talking takeover! So this Friday our guest simply goes by Mic @thelifeofmic on Instagram he’s an artist, model, promoter, entrepreneur, and international man of mystery. from tours to mansion parties, let me tell you, big boss has so much going on you definitely do not wanna miss this episode of Takeover Lounge, Friday, June 18th at 8 pm MST and you can find the links to the live stream on If you're in the 520 that night Nathan Villins is having an album release party for his latest project “NV” and you know they’re going in on the east side, it’s 420 friendly, the guest lineup is stacked with locals like Trahma, Jay Bailey, Rae and Enzyme on the wheels of course. Looks like It’s $5 at the door and it’s happening at Upper Level Event Center at 5808 east 22nd street this Friday, June 18th come hang out, it will definitely be a great time. Jumping ahead to next week though on Saturday, June 26th before Bar w/Friends happens at TCB we’re recording Pod w/Friends and Beezy is so excited that we’re already planning on making this a permanent thing. So essentially what’s going to happen this time tho, is Takeover Lounge and the Mankind Podcast are teaming up with Zeus and Stu from HeelFace Podcast with S. Beezy from R Turn Ent. and Amazen to host a podcast extravaganza! We’re gonna interview all or as many as we can,  of the artists performing that night. It’s gonna be wild pull up to TCB and watch it live, we’ll be up there around 6pm and hopefully we’ll be livestreaming on so let’s have some fun and create a new podcast platform while we’re at it! Thank you to everyone who listens to this show I deeply appreciate it, I couldn’t do this without ya! Thank you to all the artists out there making our world better just by being you! Follow @barwithfriends on the Instas and look out for that official pod w/Friends announcement soon. Tap in with me tomorrow for TUC talk where I’ll give you a look into more of what’s going in our docu-series “The TUC” but that’s it for today I am MK and this has been another Takeover Tuesday at the Mankind Podcast. I’ll see you tomorrow. 
June 15, 2021
MKP 6/14/21
“Well, We made it through another amazing weekend for Tucson hip hop” It’s Monday Monday, June 14th, 2021 I’m your host MK, and welcome to another daily edition of the Mankind Podcast, a Takeover AZ Media program found on and WithUsOrAgainst.Us Hip hop is alive in Tucson! I had a blast with the Takeover team this weekend and it don’t stop because I wanna wish a special Happy Birthday to one of my very favorite people on this planet, she’s a Gemini who puts the “Can” in Canadian and she’s one hell of a great person, she is the co-host for our Takeover Lounge happy birthday to the one the only, Daniella Almeida! We love you and we hope you have a fantastic day, week, month, year!  Go wish her a good one on social media at @daniwrldtakeover But we had the whole crew at “El show” on Saturday, the sponsor for Takeover Lounge, LPKNC was doing community outreach. Spiral Productions was filming everything behind the scenes and as always from Soze and Ago to 850 and Evander Grimm the show was insane! (El Show clip) Shoutout to the entire 850 squadron and everyone who made that such a memorable event, Truly providing the sounds and Solar Culture at this point is an institution and has been a place for Tucson hip hop to thrive for decades. After that, we took a stroll down the street to the home base right now, where else but Thunder Canyon for Vibe Night with MasSyc and had a great time with even more of the incredible talent in this city and you know when Beezy, Trahma, Sycness, Mas Vas and Tommy Will is on the bill it's about to be a party. (Vibe Night clip) I know these episodes seem to go fast but thank you so much for tapping in and if you are throwing or going to a show that you want me to throw it in the mix let me know @mankindpodcast on Instagram and @mankindpod on Twitter. So that’s all that’s it for another episode of the MKP join me tomorrow for Takeover Tuesday and find out who’s coming to the Lounge this week and thank you so much for listening  I’m MK and I’ll see ya tomorrow. ☮️
June 14, 2021
MKP 6/11/21
Yo yo yo welcome to casual Friday thank you for coming, how you guys doin? It’s ya man Mankind, back in effect you know what’s up every Friday I go mostly off the script and just kinda talk about tonight cuz I want you to tap in to Takeover Lounge where our guest came from Pontiac Michigan he had one of the most prolific albums of 2020 called “Prime” one of the most talented and active emcees in our scene right now and his name says it all he’s truly Amazen! I still play the house of prime basically every day, reflections pt. 1,2 and 3 are all wild and his catalog is just CRAZY! He’s honestly just got a great personality for this rap shit. I’mma talk about it next week but he’s one of our guest hosts for the upcoming we’re calling it pod w/friends event. He’s definitely pushing the envelope and he’s a huge asset to the Tucson scene. Tap in tonight go to and there are all the links to watch live. I have a couple of things to ask then imma get outta here and go get ready for tonight. I want this show to be the best it can be so, what do you think of this format so far? Is it too short? Too often? Should I save it all for one day and just release a 20-30 minute show once a week? What are your thoughts? When it's a small platform like this, your opinion really matters and helps a lot. Another thing is I wanna get Thursday's podcast roundup more polished and just get like a regular rotation of show previews and voices from the community. So I just ask that you kinda bear with me on Thursdays while I get that figured out but if you do have any suggestions they’re always welcome. I think that’s it for this week y’all, thanks again for always tapping in. I’ll see you tonight on Takeover or tomorrow June 12 if you catch me at El Show with Aske and Evander Grimm, I’ll have free stickers and some free T-shirts on me so come say hi. Otherwise, I’ll see you back here Monday,  WithUsOrAgainst.Us #MankindPodcast
June 11, 2021
MKP 6/9/21
“It’s time for some TUC talk, this week I have a super special clip just for you” Thank you so much for tapping in, It’s Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 welcome to the Mankind Podcast we’re a Takeover AZ Media program on and WithUsOrAgainst.Us So every Wednesday I talk about a portion of the project I’m working on about Tucson hip hop called “The TUC” you can follow along at and this week I’m just gonna give you a sneak peek into my interview with the great and powerful Manny Megz. Let’s have a listen. (Manny Megz clip) I’d like to thank the STEEZGOD Manny Megz and you’ll be able to hear his full interview very soon on episodes dropping this summer! I’d also like to send a very special thank you to all the hip-hop artists reppin for their cities around the world. I say it a lot but it’s true, I can’t do this without my amazing listeners and I wanna thank you the most! Follow the show on IG at @mankindpodcast and @mankindpod on Twitter. I want you to go have an incredible day thank you so much for listening. My name is MK and this has been another installment of the Mankind Podcast, I’ll see you tomorrow. ☮️ #MankindPodcast
June 09, 2021
MKP 6/8/21
“Today we talk about taking over, just because it’s Tuesday.” It’s Tuesday, June 8, 2021 I’m your host MK and welcome to the Mankind Podcast, we are a Takeover AZ Media program on and WithUsOrAgainst.Us It’s takeover Tuesday and that means Ambition the Great will be slidin into your pod catcher today so keep your ears open because that is a phenomenal interview hosted by our own Daniwrldtakeover and recorded live at Thunder Canyon Brewery before last month’s Bar w/Friends. And guess what? We’re doing again and this time there’s a twist. Here’s the plan. We didn’t just get HeelFace Podcast to join us and double down on the podcast interviewy goodness but Z and Daniella are gonna be in PHX interviewing Jon Blaze at IKON radio so that means to pull this off, we needed a guest host or two. So check it out June 26th at Thunder Canyon Brewery before Bar w/Friends we’re recording a very special live edition of Takeover Lounge this time hosted by the Queen S. Beezy herself and one of the hottest new voices on the TUC scene, he’s all man and all Amazen! That’s right a double header podcast before Bar w/Friends, I’ll let you know the exact times and who’s getting interviewed later on this week so stay tuned. Actually you should definitely tap in this Friday 8pm on when we’ll have Amazen in the studio talking about it, we’ll cover his career, moving from Pontiac, Mi. and so much more. But don’t take my word for it. (Amazen clip) This Friday pull up to and June 26th pull up to the Bar w/Friends pre-game event! Interview platforms have always been a hot commodity for independent artists especially in smaller markets where there’s virtually no industry exposure at all, it can be difficult to navigate without a manger or a team. So I’d like to talk a lil bit about how to get an interview on Takeover Lounge and there’s a few concepts that carry over across all interview platforms and show bookings. By the way this is just quickie 2 or 3 things type list, it’s not an all inclusive guide to booking yourself on podcasts. I just have a lot of experience in this particular area so I thought I’d share just a few relevant hacks but generally, this stuff you MIGHT already know. 1. Be friendly: I shouldn’t even have to say this but sadly I do. Be outgoing, and provide a sense of value to everyone you approach. Especially in your home markets but really go above and beyond with everyone that you reach out to. 2. Add actual value: It’s not just about sharing your recent drop or an upcoming show, add value to the people you reach out to. This is a tough one because there’s so many ways to add value and everyone is unique. Use social currencies and always remember, people that are interested, are interesting. Don’t make it about you, it’s really just that simple. 3. Get familiar: at least a quick profile skim, you don’t need to be a die hard fanatic of the show but knowing a little goes a long way and knowing peoples names is a HUGE bonus. It’s important that this is a mutually beneficial relationship and familiarity is a quick way to prove that your committed to it. 4. BONUS Attitude of Gratitude: lead with gratitude and be humble. Period. Like I said this isn’t the end all be all guide to getting on a podcast and you can really use these concepts anywhere you might need to be a little better prepared, in life. I’m gonna drop the mic on that note and say thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone tapping in to show I can’t do this without YOU! I wanna send a shout out to my family over at Takeover Lounge, Z GiV and Daniella y’all are KILLING it! A very special thank you to the team making the dream, S. Beezy, Amazen, Zeus and Babyface Stu get ready for podmaggedon at TCB on the 26th, but I’ll see you tomorrow. 🏽
June 08, 2021
MKP 6/7/21
“It looks like for now at least, on Mondays I’m talking about live hip-hop” It’s Monday June 7 2021, I’m your host MK, welcome to the Mankind Podcast A Takeover AZ Media program on and A very very special thank you to my first ever mankind podcast listener supporter Rachel Dunlap she has started a monthly donation and I appreciate it so much, ya know it helps me produce a quality show but the personal inspiration and motivation it creates , well, its hard to explain, it’s an overwhelming feeling of gratitude, thank you. I definitely wanna thank everyone who listens daily or binges these episode at the end of the week. I say this a lot because its true, I couldn’t do this without you. I had a fantastic time this past weekend talking about rap and wrestling with the Heelface Podcast go peep the pod they have a lot of fun over there and we’re definitely gonna be cooking in the very near future but after the show we all went down to TCB and had a blast together at Selective Sound Club. Hip hop is alive and well in Tucson, Arizona. Tonight Bar w/Friends is dropping they’re June lineup and I’m not gonna leak it but… I’ll tell you this, it’s on June 26th and they ain’t slowin down because it’s GOIN DOWN! It will be a DO NOT MISS event, even more so because it’s the last BwF of the fiscal year and they won’t be back until August. What I can leak is that Takeover lounge will be doing the pre-game interview again, just like we did with Ambition last month. Actually that Ambition interview drops tomorrow on Takeover Tuesday So stay tuned or visit for more info. This Saturday June 12th tho it’s gonna be another 850 movie at Solar Culture Gallery for “El Show” they’re bringing the Don Evander Grimm back to town so you know its gonna be crazy. My whole team already bought their tickets and from what I hear there’s only a few left but since I still have this clip from the Young Bull, Asker himself lets run it…(Aske clip) June 12th Solar Culture Gallery come party with 850, Takeover and even Manny Megz is brining his momma! If you have a show or a release a shoutout a question a comment a concern a suggestion or you just wanna say “hi” hit me on the hotline 520-276-9121 leave a message send a text, lets go! Thank you so much for tapping in today I know this is only week three but I can’t imagine life without you guys, lemme send a special shout of appreciation to everyone supporting local media in Tucson and around the globe! I am MK and this is your mankind podcast. I’ll see you tomorrow. ☮️ WithUsOrAgainst.Us #MankindPodcast
June 07, 2021
MKP 6/4/21
Follow the show on Instagram @MankindPodcast WithUsOrAgainst.Us #MankindPodcast
June 04, 2021
MKP 6/3/21
The Podcast Roundup is back! Today we talk about the Block Warriors Podcast @blockwarriorspodcast and TL Podcast @loungetakeover. WithUsOrAgainst.Us #MankindPodcast
June 03, 2021
MKP 6/2/21
It's Wednesday so we talk about our developing docu-series "The TUC" #MankindPodcast
June 02, 2021
MKP 6/1/21
Your official companion guide to Takeover Lounge! WithUsOrAgainst.Us #MankindPodcast
June 02, 2021
MKP 5/31/21
Hip hop happenings from Tucson, Arizona! WithUsOrAgainst.Us #MankindPodcast
June 01, 2021
MKP 5/28/21
Week 1 is in the books! Thank you so much for tapping in!  email the show at or by text (520) 276-9121 WithUsOrAgainst.Us #MankindPodcast
May 28, 2021
MKP 5/27/21
Podcast Roundup Thursday! We talk about AZ podcasts Down the Spiral, HeelFace Podcast, and Wave Runner Podcast. WithUsOrAgainst.Us #MankindPodcast
May 27, 2021
MKP 5/26/21
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Tucson hip hop docu-series "The TUC" @theTUC WithUsorAgainst.Us #MankindPodcast 
May 26, 2021
MKP 5/25/21
What would be YOUR superhero power? WithUsorAgainst.Us #MankindPodcast
May 25, 2021
MKP 5/24/21
Back with your DAILY dose of hip hop from the TUC!
May 25, 2021
Danny Foster interview
@thedannyfoster sits down with @mankindpodcast
January 12, 2021
The Pivot
We are back! Dropping a mini-episode just to get things started up, hopefully, this will become a regular thing. In this episode, we talk about our first spin-off Takeover Lounge and collaborations with Crowns x Thrones. Also, we appreciate our first ever sponsor A.F.T.S.A. for funding this season of MKP and S6B for giving us a home. Congratulations to our favorite organizer Jocelyn Valencia for inspiring us with a successful Daydream Conference.  Please, if you haven't already, REGISTER TO VOTE! You make the difference. Tell Tucson Weekly who your favorite local rapper is for the Best Of Tucson. Go watch our guys Shaun Harris + Lugo get down for UApresents -  "Concerts in the Garden"(watch here) support for the Mankind Podcast is provided by the  Arts  Foundation for Tucson and  Southern  Arizona,  funded by the  City of  Tucson and  Pima County,  with additional support from the  Community  Foundation for  Southern  Arizona.
July 05, 2020
"850 Takeover" with guest Aske
"850 Takeover" Aske What is good, welcome to the grand finale for season 1 of the Mankind Podcast I am your host you can call me Mankind, your spiritual guide through the universe that we call Tucson hip hop! We have had an incredible season full of memorable moments and live events that will go down in the books with some of the best people to ever do it! Speaking of the best, we have an exclusive interview with the Yung Bull “Aske” coming up for this milestone episode! I’d like to thank y’all for supporting local media and continuing to keep shows like this alive we can’t do this without you. We wanna bring you the best possible content so while we’re getting ready to record season 2 go check out our YouTube channel, it’s busting with fantastic video episodes and behind the scenes clips that you gotta see, help us out and subscribe for new content every week! It’s up and at 'em and we had em in the Takeover Lounge this week! I’m talking about king Cortez himself the creator of a new entertainment website called Crowns & Thrones. Z Giv and I chopped it up with the Royal 1 just moments after his platform launched and he gave us an exclusive rundown on everything you can expect from that new endeavor so go follow the throne! @royalcortezcxt & @crownsxthrones and peep that full interview on @loungetakeover We’ll also have links to that on It’s been a wild year already and musicians everywhere have been forced to innovate or face annihilation in the wake of countless streams and IG live battles. Without a physical venue, some artists are just learning about streaming and many may find it difficult even, overwhelming, growing, and maintaining an online presence in this absolute stampede of online creators Covid-19 has thrust upon us. My guest today has embodied what it means to “stay grindin” in uncertain times. Aske is one of the hardest working artists hands down and his charisma on and off stage is infectious. Our live podcast event was a sold-out extravaganza at where else but South Sixth Bodega and we had an inspiring conversation about the Tucson scene, taking risks, staying motivated and so much more. Thank you, Aske and the entire 850 gang as well as Cheppe the Taco King and the South Sixth Bodega squad for making all this possible and make sure to continue to support local artists and businesses through these trying times. We’re planning season 2 of the illest podcast in the Southwest and the lineup is gonna be over the top! Thank you again for rockin with us at the mankind podcast this has been the season one finale, peace.
April 26, 2020
SSN 1 Bonus Episode
SSN1 Bonus Episode Welcome to a very special edition of the Mankind Podcast, my name is Man(killa)kind and I am your host. this is the season 1 companion episode to what’s happening BTS here at mkpod as we plan for the future while navigating uncertain times. Also, this is going to be a tribute to a season full of amazing interviews and genuinely incredible people sharing their most interesting hip hop moments and stories and bringing communities together. But, first and foremost, I wanna thank you for listening, without you, this doesn’t work and I appreciate you tuning in. We have started it up, but soon, you'll start seeing even more content from a media collaboration we are actively involved in with Z Giv and Takeover Productions. We’ve teamed up to create “Takeover Lounge” A weekly internet show featuring live interviews and performances by the hottest up and coming Arizona hip hop artists. I'm going to bring a little piece of that show to y'all every episode and what better time than now to get that started so, here’s a clip from our Jay Bailey episode where he drops a verse he wrote in prison. I’d like to thank Z Giv and Jay Bailey as well as Jimmy Coltrane for helping make Takeover Lounge such an incredible success in these early days while riddled with technical difficulties, we will get it together and have a lot of fun doing it so thank you all for supporting! I’ve got one last interview in the bag to cap off season 1 and it’s a huge one. If you don’t already know, we had our biggest live event yet at sos bodega in mid-March right before the pandemic with Tucson’s golden boy Aske (I keep hearing it pronounced ahh-skay and I don’t hate it) but we chopped it up with the Yung Bull and had a phenomenal conversation you will not want to miss! It’s part 2 of our season 1 finale episode and we’re going to be releasing that trademark “soon” so go catch part one of that in our the counted by Chris interview and please subscribe to our YouTube channel, it helps us out a lot, it really does. If you’re interested in following anyone we mention in this episode, we have put all the social links in the show details. Well, this is a short one frands and I hope you’re taking care of yourself until we meet again this has been the great Mankind Podcast! thank you for listening, peace!
April 12, 2020
"SDVI$IONS" with guest Sonny Houston
Sonny Houston "SDVI$IONS" My guest today is Sonny Houston the founder and driving force behind the legendary video team SDVI$IONS. Sonny has shot with the best of the best in AZ and he’s also a part of the Tucson Hip Hop Festival squad as the video ambassador and he continues to put out impeccable visuals and collaborate with top tier artists. He’s constantly pushing the envelopes and exploring new and imaginative methods of videography. We caught up with him at South Sixth Bodega.
March 25, 2020
"Crowns x Thrones" with guest Royal Cortez
Royal Cortez "Crowns x Thrones" Royal Cortez was one of the driving forces along with Pike Romero behind the rap phenomenon and hip hop blog “We Are Buggin Out” they covered rap releases and did so much for the community with incredible mashup projects and extremely well defined local shows, their article “The Profile” was a quintessential piece of Tucson’s rap legacy. If you're making noise in hip hop he’s probably written an article on your work. Now he’s starting up a new brand focused on the culture and writing on a kaleidoscope of aspects, we caught up with Royal Cortez outside of the Quincie Douglas Library in south Tucson.
March 16, 2020
"No Setbacks" with guest Jae Tilt
Jae Tilt has been one of the most prominent artists on the TUC scene for several years now. His blend of realistic street rap and vivid storytelling over melodic and hard-hitting beats makes every project he releases something extraordinary. His personality resonates with an uplifting and motivating vibe that will make anyone a fan before they’ve ever heard his music. Our conversation covered some of his early career and gave us insight into his journey so far. As always I truly appreciate you tuning in,  and now for your listening pleasure from the illustrious South Sixth Bodega, the Mankind Podcast presents “No Setbacks” our interview with the immaculate Jae Tilt... One more time for one of Tucson’s five deadly venoms Jae Tilt! One more time for Cheppe, Capture and the Bodega boys down at S6B for having us and check our website for tickets and details and subscribe to our YouTube channel and leave us a 5-star review on Apple podcasts follow @jaetilt @southsixthbodega @podcrafty @whoisconway @countedbychris @askebaby @thesoulpoint @tucsonhiphopfestival and @mankindpod and thank you for listening!
March 03, 2020
"Romantic Downfall" with guests Alekz & Jordan Skye
"Romantic Downfall" We chopped it up with Alekz & Jordan Skye at South Sixth Bodega and talked about all the things! This group is aiming at the stars and looking good doing it, they've already won the Who's Hotta open mic competition twice and they're looking to take over from here. This was a great profile of a stellar upcoming Tucson rap group that you won't wanna miss. We also talked about how you can get down with BV Beatz and we forgot to mention volunteer orientation is coming up for THHF20. has you covered for all festival information. Thank you for supporting local art and media. #MKpod
February 17, 2020
"Beezy w/Friends" with guest S.Beezy
"Beezy w/Friends"  One of our favorite people in TUC and an incredible rapper, vocalist, engineer, producer, etc. S.Beezy chopped it up with us at Thunder Canyon Brewery, about her inspiration, building confidence, her process on stage and, so much more! Thank you for supporting local music, art and, media! #MKpod
January 25, 2020
"Big Mama Trahma" with guest Trahma
"Big Mama Trahma" Thank you guys for helping TMP thrive and we will continue to serve our audience with interesting, honest and entertaining interviews from emerging and established artists around the music scene. What we really need right now is for you to go subscribe to our YouTube channel. Go to or google “The Mankind Podcast”  click the subscribe button and check out our videos featuring artists like Bone, Trahma, Soze and Producer Boofmobile with new episodes updated weekly and treasures from “The Vault” popping up periodically. Leave us a comment and tell us what you think, we’re always striving for greatness and your feedback is much appreciated. The podcast scene is blowing up these days and, everyone is listening or even better, starting a podcast. There seems to be no wrong way to podcast and people are getting really creative and there are plenty of Tucson based shows on a variety of interesting topics. Runtski from TSoT is an owner at TCB and we’re talking about starting a live podcast night once a month and every month feature a different show.  Maybe do a meetup as well? I’m talking about shows like... on stage. It will be EPIC! Follow our socials @mankindpodcast on IG @mankindpod on twitter is just a linktree with all the important links. You can also leave a voice message directly on our anchor page or by calling 520-276-9121 you can email the show at So this interview with Trahma is full of her vibrant energy, she is passionate and hilarious with effortless swag and an adorable honesty. Her vibes are immediately attractive and that’s why she’s the undisputed queen and you are in for a treat, so with no further ado, it’s my pleasure to present to you Big Mama Trahma.
January 21, 2020
"J-Squad" with guest Runt
"J-Squad"  This week we went to Thunder Canyon Brewery and chopped it up with big bad "Runt" from the almighty "Jivin' Scientists" about his beginnings, naming theories and stage routine, plus a whole bunch more!  Please subscribe to our YouTube channel for the full video interview! As always thank you for supporting local media, art and, music. #MKpod
January 15, 2020
"Bone's World" with guest Bone #MKpod "Bone's World"  follow our guest Bone and subscribe to the show here.  ---------------------  We chopped it up with one of the next generations' finest Bone. We talked about his process and history and who he wants to work with. Thank you to Mouseman and BBB for hosting us at the stu. We really appreciate your support of local music, media and, art.
January 07, 2020
"You're Not Doing Anything Wrong" with guest Woodro
"You're Not Doing Anything Wrong" Follow our guest Woodro and follow our host southsixthbodega and follow our musical provider Labratz ---------------------------------------------- Recorded live on New Year's Eve from South Sixth Bodega at their new home inside the Tucson Mall. Straight off the flight from Tenessee, we had the opportunity to chop it up with one of Tucson's brightest suns, Woodro. He gives us a timeline of his career so far and gives us a look into the connections he's made, what goes into his creative process and when to expect his next project. Watch the full video episode available on our IGTV and YouTube channels. Thank you so much for rockin' with us into the next decade! Please continue to support local art, music, media, etc...
January 02, 2020
"Invite Only" with guest Rick Tensai
Recorded Summer 19'  "Invite Only"  Mankind and Wu-K80 chopped it up with the amazing Rick Tensai about "Invite Only" his collab with Aske, what's next for his music and so much more. Thank you for supporting local music, art and, media. #mkpod
December 29, 2019
"Ranch Fries" with guest Swavey
Recorded on Nov 30, 2017  "Ranch Fries"   Another throwback TAWP episode from "The Vault"! Swavey came thru and chopped it up with us about his collaboration ambitions, gave us the rundown on his mentor Woodro and his opinions on the Tucson hip-hop scene. Thank you for supporting local art, music, and media.
December 26, 2019
"Abstract Matter" with guest Doni
Recorded July 31, 2017 This episode is part of our "Vault" archive series documenting hip-hop acts in Tucson, AZ. This week Doni and Bon Jenn of the incredible Adobe House collective came through and chopped it up about Adobe, the local scene, and his new project.
December 25, 2019
"Twelvotwo" with guest Rey
Release date:15 August 2019 Coming to you from 1202 HQ the backroom studio of the renowned Ojala collective, we present our interview with the monumentally talented rapper, producer and engineer, Rey. We chopped it up about the origins of Ojala, his start in rap, collaboration and future compilations. This is one you do not want to miss and as always, thank you for supporting Arizona artists. 
December 25, 2019
"Renegades" with guests Soze and Boofmobileee
"Renegades" Soze brought his producer Boofmobile and we chopped it up at the Tohono Transit Center in north Tucson. We talked about his music, how he stays connected and his process on "Renegade" and "Powder" his premier and upcoming projects.  -------------------------------------------------------------- Watch the full video episode available on our IGTV and YouTube channels. -------------------------------------------------------------- Boofmobileee spoke on his beginnings in software with equipment and navigating the hip hop scene. We got their perspective on the progress that the local rap community is having and where they're headed next.  Stay Tuned after the interview for a brand new slapper from James Ciphurphace. Thank you for supporting local art and media. #MKpod 
December 16, 2019
"Rillito" with guest Benny Loc
From the bank of the Rillito river bed, we chopped it up with the Tuc-Town legend Benny Loc! We got to hear about the process behind his project "Hello, Beautiful" and we got to chop it up about the battle rap scene and so much more. Thank you for supporting local art. 
December 14, 2019
"Tyrant Fears The Poet" with guest Jae Tilt
This week we cut straight to the interview with a Tucson rising legend, Jae Tilt! Huge thank you to El Aaron and KXCI for hosting the podcast. We have an exciting end of the year planned so stay tuned in! Thank you for supporting local art. #mkpod
December 09, 2019
"We the Future" with guest Mariel Aquino
“We The Future” with guest Mariel Aquino We’re gonna get to know Mariel Aquino the THHF volunteer ambassador and a dancer, beat enthusiast and warrior for change. ———————————————————————————————————— My name is MK and you’re listening to the official podcast of Tucson hip hop, the Mankind Podcast is it, we cover the 5 elements of hip hop and so much more! Please like, follow, subscribe and give us a review on Apple podcasts or comment on our socials, we love to hear from our listeners so you can also leave us a voice message on the MK hotline at 520-276-9121 ———————————————————————————————————— - [ ] The Tucson Hip Hop Festival 2020 is March 27-29 and dance battles applications are open for 2v2 and Bonnie and Clyde freestyle sign up at Vendor applications are also open on the website - [ ] Hashtag mkpod for anything hip hop related and during the month of December use it for presents! We’re gonna give away swag! - [ ] Mynameisjabee the king of OKC came thru with a tour to thunder canyon and did the podcast run, he has interviews up on TSoT, The Hood Diner and Cholostereo. - [ ] December 20 at The Dive bar the “Who’s Hotta” open mic competition is back with the finest talent from the Tucson underground brought to you by Arkana Ent, Sounds by Enzym3 and in cooperation with the THHF. Last month was crazy shoutout to all the acts, the supporters and definitely to the winner Soze, who we're gonna have on the show very soon. My guest today is one of the judges representing the THHF at Who’s Hotta she’s absolutely incredible, Mariel Aquino, the official THHF volunteer ambassador, freestyle dancer, and hip hop super fan also one of the finest humans I’ve ever had the chance to meet. We recently sat down in my studio in north Tucson.
December 02, 2019
"Scorpions" with guest Jimmy Coltrane
We have a very special interview with Jimmy Coltrane and he performs a track live off his upcoming project Scorpions. Our favorite bodega moves to the Tucson Mall, Ynot drops a track with the king and we talk a whole bunch of podcasting on this episode of The Mankind Podcast.  We want to shed some light on the rest of Tucson’s vibrant podcast community, you may not know but there’s a wide variety of shows available that are produced entirely by Tucsonans in the old pueblo. Now, this is in no way the entire list but I wanted to talk about and spotlight shows that include hip-hop in their format. ◦ Tucson’s number one podcast The Science of Things is back with season 10 and a couple of new cohosts in Roch and Bonus. Runt tells all the stories and good times had by all as they’re recording out of Thunder Canyon brewery. ◦ The Hood Diner Is one of our favorite places to hear hip-hop interviews, news and more the homey Kazual was in California this time and being featured on the no offense show which is part of the inner circle podcast network listen to all their episodes at ◦ POD by Mac-Sama, Tim and Mac drink whiskey talk sports and call Aske in Denver ◦ V3 podcast is a YouTube podcast featuring 3 rappers with “V” in their names. Rachel V aka Bonita Fea, Ill V, and Nathan Villins. They talk about hip-hop and interview people. ◦ Cholostereo by Miguel from lower Arizona leaked a piece of their interview with the incredible Jabee ◦ Selves Talking is produced and hosted by Happy Greg, profiling some of the most prolific artists and activists in the community. ◦ Kendra After Dark drops new episodes every Saturday talking about everything going on in the mmj industry and interviewing the amazing people involved. ◦ I also want to give an honorable mention to a couple of shows that haven’t released an episode in a while but are still Tucson treasures and those are "It’s OK They're With Us" by Cash Lansky and Ripdee. Where they talked about food and hip-hop and the scene and had a lot of fun doing it. And Wounded World podcast, John interviewed rappers before he left for the Navy but you can still find his most recent episode with Lasso, a truly epic one on SoundCloud ◦ I’d also like to mention brother Marcus of Stand-Up Radio who continues to do his thing every week and Arkana ENT has recently dropped AZUR that’s Arizona Underrated radio and they both play tracks from the community find them on Facebook and submit your songs ◦ If you’ve got your radio edit together submit your songs to Speakerbox X hip hop on 99.1 downtown radio every Sunday at 1 PM your host VRiv plays the hottest underground hip-hop and talks to the best in the community. don’t forget to check out the Speakerbox X podcast that drops reviews about local music and new national releases with her cohost Jimmy Coltrane. ◦ And every Wednesday at midnight EL Aaron brings you Blazing Midnight Hits on 91.3 KXCI community radio and he also gets down with the Tucson hip-hop spinning the best tracks and interviewing the old Pueblo’s finest.
November 18, 2019
"Tap In" with guest Aske
“Tap In” with guest Aske  • First, we’d like to take a moment and say RIP to one of the southwest’s best and brightest. Taken way too early we’re mourning the death and celebrating the life of our brother Wake Self whom we lost most recently in a tragic car accident. We love you and you will live forever in our hearts our minds and our ears. just wanna send our condolences to his family and friends google “wake self” and check out some of his amazing music  • We’re in the process remixing, editing and archiving the over 100 local rapper interviews that I recorded for the afterworld podcast and releasing them for posterity on the mkpod platform. You’ll enjoy a much better sound quality experience with handpicked and carefully curated timeless content. All of your Tucson favorites available again on TMP • And If you were a fan The AfterWorld Podcast your in for a huge treat because I’ve been working diligently with locals Hip Hop personality Benny Loc to revive the series. He’s gonna give it his own spin and breathe new life into the tawp legacy so look out for that trademark soon! And as a matter of fact, we have a message from Mr. Loc himself... • (Benny Loc audio clip) Thank you, Benny, for everything that you do  • Black renaissance has opened up applications for artists and vendors to perform at their annual event in February. This year’s event was incredible with multiple days of celebrations with performances from Cash Lansky, Jaca Zulu, Chakra Blue, KAIZER and so much more but 2020 is ramping up to be even more epic! We have links available in the show notes so don’t wait! Get your application to perform in today! Big shouts out to Seanloui and Roux over there running thangs. Apply here>>>  • THHF20 applications are closed but subscribe to their newsletter for breaking news and upcoming events  • If ya don’t know, now ya know The Who’s Hotta monthly rap competition is giving away huge prizes 1st Place - $100 CASH plus Radio interview & music played (Speakerbox X on 99.1fm Downtown Radio) 2nd Place - 1-year distribution with DISTROKID 3rd Place - (Headline Next Competition) Top 3 Artist will compete in march for a chance to perform at the Tucson Hip Hop Festival!!! for details  • Our hashtag of the month, not week anymore is #azwaytooactive support the hip hop scene in Arizona and use this hashtag on your relevant posts • Just a few days left before AZHHfest starting on Nov 16 at the pressroom in PHX go support some of our favorite TUC artists Tommy Will and Kalvin Jarvis. The AZhh fest does a ton for the hip hop community so support them and all the amazing artists performing.  • Dez Busta is killin’ em with content right now with his music review videos and behind the scenes studio vlog he’s proving to be way more than a one-dimensional artist and he’s definitely got a lot to say and he sent us this clip • (Dez Busta audio clip) Yes, Dez let’s chop it up fo sho!  •Speaking of choppin’ it up, POD by Mac-sama is on episode 2, go check out his lifestyle and culture podcast available everywhere quality podcasts live. It’s worth it to mention that POD is also an anchor hosted podcast. Great minds think alike and I look forward to talking more with Mac on and about POD.  • Aske is on tour with the 850s and Mark Battles but we have a remix of our interview with him live from Pistols in Paradise earlier this year. So big ups to those guys always repping AZ to the fullest and with no further adieu  • Thank you to Guera, $aebaH, Benny Loc, Aske and 850, Black Renaissance & Seanloui, THHF, Arkana Ent, Dez Busta, MAC-sama and you Tucson, most importantly thank you. Until next time I’m Mankind
November 08, 2019
"Spaced Out" with guest $aebaH
Local Tucson rap icon $aebaH chops it up with us on the show today Tucson weekly drops the BoT LabRatz musical director new shipment of slappers Learn what smash lames had to say about the future of Tucson hip hop by joining the FB group “Tucson hip hop society” and find out about things like how I’m gonna be a judge at The Who’s Hotta rap competition thrown by hard earn cash at the dive bar and you can stay in the discussion with everything Tucson hip hop. Send us a message and we’ll play it on the show! Our Podcast hotline is 520-276-9121 or record a voice message on Anchor Sponsored by anchor everything you need to start a podcast in one place Hip hop on the radio and every Sunday at 1 on 99.1 this week the OG of Tucson Hip Hop Shug Jackson talks with host Vriv about new music he has coming out and so much more, he was the first artist from Tucson to sign a major deal. Find out more including what guests they have coming in the studio on their website FINAL NOTICE apply for thhf20 there’s really no reason not to, its FREE! If you have a friend who raps make sure they apply before the October 31st deadline and use #thhf20 for your Tucson hip hop related content Last chance to catch the epic Tucson vs PHX showdown a vicious rap battle featuring team Benny Loc x team Jalopy Bungus also Shrubhead of 20 pounds vs Sensai and Black Disaster vs Jazzy Jim the whole thing will be hosted by the number #1 battle rapper on the planet #BookFlow himself Mr. Flow Colombo and it's going down October 30 at trunk space 1124 n 3rd st Phoenix, Arizona Best Hip-Hop Act  Street Blues Family Street Blues Family is the perfect name for this local collective. With raw wisdom, multiple genre influences and a real sense of connection among its members, Reymon Murphy and company have created a real force onstage. The irresistible grooves and lyrical flows are one thing, but managing to fit live drums, guitars, keyboards, and brass into a hip hop set is something entirely different. Street Blues Family bring positive vibes to any willing to listen. Runners Up 2. Cash Lansky Cash Lanskys amazing new ep “Bolita” is available everywhere and visuals for “this is it” 1 of 4, “grab a plate” 2 of 4 are a must-see! There’s no doubt why cash is king as if that wasn’t enough my all-time favorite video OPP turns 1 and just to prove he’s the hardest working man in show business he just dropped Raised right produced by CBC on all platforms support the King and visit his legendary merch shop you’ll be glad you did. I wanna thank Guera and Labratz, Speakerboxxhiphop Vriv and Shug Jackson, and Hard Earn Cash always love and thanks to Tucson Hip Hop Festival squad lead by Smash Lames and Jocelyn Valencia big thanks to Sir Bungus and Benny Loc, Flow Colombo, Street Blues Family, Cash Lansky, and our incredible guest SAEBAH
October 28, 2019
"Gel or Acrylic" with guest Sadgalnina #mkpod We talk Ma$termind coming in hot on the AZ rap scene and battle leagues. Lil Guera starts our blog series off talking about her experience with Ma$. MKpod is finally streaming on all podcast platforms. We interviewed Sadgalnina from the Ojala Systems collective. Check out her ep "With Love, Sadgal" available everywhere. #mkpod @MindOfTheMaster @Sadgalnina
October 24, 2019
"The Charm" with guest Jason "cvp7ure" Paul #mkpod The third times  "The Charm" This week we talk about Lil Guera appearing on "The Hood Diner" podcast. Rockness Monsta started a Patreon page. Arizona Hip Hop Festival starts Nov. 16 in PHX with Futuristic as a headliner. Tucson Hip Hop Festival applications are still open and #thhf20 is our hashtag of the week. Big Mama Trahma drops visuals for "Wig Split" and features on the V3 podcast. For our interview this week we journeyed to South Tucson and chopped it up with Jason "cvp7ure" Paul, part-owner and photographer at South Sixth Bodega. Thank you for supporting local music and media, please subscribe to our newsletter at @SouthSixthBodega @cvp7ure @thrax_skins @Podcrafty @lilgueratheplug
October 07, 2019
"A Lil Guera Appears!" #mkpod we're opening it up to you too! Record a one minute segment and send it to us, and BOOM! You can join the TMP squad just like that!**MUST BE HIP HOP RELATED** even if you just wanna give us a shoutout or dedication, hit our hotline!!! ‪(520) 276-9121‬ or send your recordings to and subscribe to our newsletter at @Podcrafty @lilgueratheplug
October 03, 2019
A Brief History of Man #mkpod What we're going to try and do is give you a history of myself and my timeline up to this point. We're also going to try and tell you a little bit about the show, what we're going to be covering and what it's going to feel like because this is not going to be a typical show. We're going to get familiar and then next time we're going to get going with the meat and potatoes of what we're trying to do. So, I guess let's go ahead and start from... The beginning. @Podcrafty @mankind_podcast
September 30, 2019
TMP Launch Promo #mkpod Hey guys, as you may have noticed the official mankind podcast is about to launch on all platforms September 30th, but you can get a jump on the action by going to And subscribe to my free monthly newsletter, I've got an incredible lineup coming you guys we're still going to be bringing you the hottest interviews but we're also... We're going to give you a whole lot more this time as well so follow hashtag #mkpod MK is @Podcrafty & Guera is @lilgueratheplug and the show is at mankind podcast on all social platforms we're everywhere. And we are the official podcast of Tucson hip hop and we'll cover it all from artist to the festivals and everything in between. So stay tuned. We're going to have some fun.
September 28, 2019