Thermal Soundwaves

Thermal Soundwaves

By Radio Boys
Thermal Soundwaves is the Natural Alternative to fast food media. Your hosts C.Truth & Kev Lawrence provide the talent and fun for this entertainment variety program. We cover music, TV, film, sports, arts, food and health.
Isis Kenney on Hip Hop Fine Arts (@HIPHOPFINEART)
The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) sat down with artist/designer Isis Kenney (@HIPHOPFINEART). Isis spoke about: early days at the Hip Hop Culture center and Rapathon, growing up in Poughkeepsie, the jail economy of the city, moving to brooklyn from Poughkeepsie, getting robbed at City College, her first production at 2 years old, making art that highlight political issues, the "the revolution will not be televised" exhibit, the significance of her Chris Brown piece, thoughts on her Obama piece, moving into fine arts, performance arts/home decor and more. For additional content go to: www.thermalsoundwaves.com Tweet: @thermalsoundwav IG: @thermalsoundwaves Facebook: @thermalsoundwaves
1:15:23
December 13, 2018
author Alfred Obiesie of "You made it a hotline" Vol 1 (@crazedafrykan)
The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) talk with author/producer Alfred Obiesie of the book "You made it a hotline." Alfred discussed: surviving a coma, his background at Lehman Brothers during the height of the financial crisis, starting out as a producer/blogger, the unique design of the book, 4 criteria to having the most influential lines in Hip Hop, his reasons for picking the particular lyric pieces in his book, his plans to expand the series, why "who's the best" lists need to go away, effects of growing up in 80's Brooklyn, being willing to discover new music, the way his book addresses social topics, and more. For additional content go to: www.thermalsoundwaves.com Tweet: @thermalsoundwav IG: @thermalsoundwaves Facebook: @thermalsoundwaves
51:14
December 11, 2018
Darlene Ortiz is the Definition of Down (@DarleneOGOrtiz)
The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) got an in studio visit from B-girl, host, writer, PT trainer Darlene Ortiz (@DarleneOGOrtiz) as well music vet/publisher Paul Stewart (@paulstewart1). Darlene was frank about: her life with Ice T, uprocking in heels, hosting her own radio show, going to prom with her 1st black boyfriend at NBA great Reggie Miller's high school, the infamous Radiotron club, the upcoming audiobook, the relationship between herself and Coco (Ice T's wife), possible film option for her memoir Definition of Down, why she turned down the offer for "Pump it up" that later went to Dee Barnes, how the infamous Power album cover came about, her grandmother's comments on the album cover, the book agents that wanted her to be grimy, why she never said anything shady about Ice T, the entrepreneur/all around man her son turned out to be, meeting Paul at Water the Bush, and so much more. Paul gave a short taste of his entertainment background discovering: The Pharcyde, Warren G, Coolio, Montell Jordan, House of Pain, working on Hustle and Flow, Dear White People, Fast & Furious 2, the Issa Rae show "Insecure." For additional content go to: www.thermalsoundwaves.com Tweet: @thermalsoundwav IG: @thermalsoundwaves Facebook: @thermalsoundwaves
47:49
December 11, 2018
emcee Master Ace stars on the Tonight show (@mastaace)
The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) sat down in studio with veteran legend emcee Master Ace (@mastaace) of eMC. Ace gave light to: why he didn't appear on the 2nd Crooklyn Dodgers record, the Spike Lee album that never happened, being a high school football coach for 11 years, how being an avid car enthusiast drove one of his biggest hits, the reason people thought he sold out to the west coast, how eMC was formed, performing for the first time with Bizmarkie, his return to Spittin in Da Wip, why being ahead of your time is not always great, putting together concept albums in the throw away era, dealing with moopies and more. For additional content go to: www.thermalsoundwaves.com Tweet: @thermalsoundwav IG: @thermalsoundwaves Facebook: @thermalsoundwaves
39:05
December 11, 2018
Fashion Pioneer April Walker (@theaprilwalker)
The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) were honored to speak to fashion pioneer April Walker (@theaprilwalker) of Walker Wear (@WalkerWearStore). April was pleased to talk about her love for Brooklyn, dropping urban fashion before the trend started, being a woman making men’s clothing, letting the clothes speak for itself, starting her 1st custom shop in 1988, what inspired her fashion line, creating the 1st stash pocket, differences in being a young designer in the 90s vs today, how she got Biggie/Tupac/Mike Tyson/Treach to rock her brand, the business of licensing when it comes to fashion, conducting fashion workshops in Panama, being a stylist for music videos, giving a start to reps who went on to companies: (Mecca, Enyce, Mauric Malone, Pure Players, FUBU), her challenges being one of the 1st in her fashion category and more. For additional content go to: www.thermalsoundwaves.com Tweet: @thermalsoundwav IG: @thermalsoundwaves Facebook: @thermalsoundwaves
30:04
December 11, 2018
Amen Ra (@Bam2AmenRa) explains why failure is not an option
The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) sat down with singer, dancer, and writer Amen Ra. Amen Ra opens up about: the historic origin of his name, his famous father, working with industry producing vet Tony Dofat, dancing in 702 video “No doubt,” being on a worldwide tour with Mary J.Blige, the discipline he learned from being on a worldwide tour, working as a choreographer to the stars (LL Cool J, Joe, Kelly Rowland, Trey Songz, Mariah Carey), his martial arts background, the Trinidadian roots, working as an artist developer, why he always answers his phone, maintaining proper health with an entertainment lifestyle, handling the transition from artist support to being a star himself, the true function of music, his greatest curse and much more. For additional content go to: www.thermalsoundwaves.com Tweet: @thermalsoundwav IG: @thermalsoundwaves Facebook: @thermalsoundwaves
51:43
December 7, 2018
artist Paris (@paris_gfr) talks Hip Hop, business, and Pistol Politics
The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) spoke to Bay Area veteran artist Paris (@paris_gfr) on a variety of topics. The UC Davis grad broke it down on: building his own publishing company to include movies, books, etc, the letter he got from the FBI, his experience as an FOI member, the diversity as well as imbalance of San Francisco, his uncle Elston Howard the first black New York Yankee, why he chose to study economics, the blueprint he got from his father, why he doesn’t do lectures, the music he did for the movie “Kill the Messenger,” love of black culture but lack thereof for the people who create it, his appearance on the national level due to his song about President Bush, the move to sanitize dissent messages, self destruction in hip hop and so much more. For additional content go to: www.thermalsoundwaves.com Tweet: @thermalsoundwav IG: @thermalsoundwaves Facebook: @thermalsoundwaves
38:58
December 7, 2018
Everyone loves the Darmirra Brunson Show (@DarmirraBrunson)
The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) chatted it up with rising star Darmirra Brunson (@DarmirraBrunson). We provided the model/actor/singer/writer with her first radio interview ever and she got candid on: doing celebrity impersonations, creating original characters, starting out on YouTube, editing her own work, starting over after an ex-boyfriend deleted her account, what feat makes her an awkward girl, doing the Chocolate Sundaes series, gaining knowledge from Tommy Davidson, writing the “How to treat your man” sketch and the reaction from black women, crossing the lines with comedy, what it is like working with Tyler Perry, why stand up comedy is frightening, what she learned from her dad Darryl Brunson who’s a brilliant stand up comedian, messages to dudes who want to date her, hugging from a distance, beating out 16,000 people in a contest that lead to her starring role on “Love thy neighbor” which is on the OWN Network (@OWNTV) written by Tyler Perry, being star struck by Marques Houston during the Immature days, her love of massages and wine, meeting weirdos on the bus in L.A, her disdain for reality shows, the first feature film she is writing, our parts in that, and more from the Baltimore native. For additional content go to: www.thermalsoundwaves.com Tweet: @thermalsoundwav IG: @thermalsoundwaves Facebook: @thermalsoundwaves
54:43
December 3, 2018
Margot Bingham on Broadway, Music and Film (@MargotBingham)
The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) talked with the uber-talented performing arts star Margot B. Margot (@MargotBingham) kicked it about: her run in the Broadway revival of the musical "Rent", the Pittsburgh jazz scene, her album "Live at the Hazlett," preferring a live band over singing tracks, working with charities (Boys & Girls Club, Veterans Hospital, Blind & Deaf children school) at a young age, playing Phyllis Hyman in a future movie, choosing performing over sports, love of true crime movies, people watching in New York, winning Miss Black Teen, what it was like working with John Leguizamo, working on the web series "In Between Men" that was picked up by a network, having a pleasant young girl modeling experience, taking Forensic Psychology before musical theater and more. Margot is what you call a quadruple threat. For additional content go to: www.thermalsoundwaves.com Tweet: @thermalsoundwav IG: @thermalsoundwaves Facebook: @thermalsoundwaves
28:40
December 3, 2018
Phife Dawg of A Tribe called Quest ( @IamthePHIFER)
The Radio Boys (Kev Lawrence, C.Truth) had the pleasure of speaking to a much heralded member of A Tribe called Quest (@atcq), Phife Dawg. Phife explained why he was absent from the scene and basically needed a kidney from his wife in order to stay alive. The boisterous emcee also shared words on: his new production company Riddim Kidz, his new TV show Phife Alert, the Tribe called Quest documentary directed by Michael Rapaport-executive produced by Nas coming soon, the bond between himself and Q-Tip whom he has known since 2 years old, his road to being the new Berry Gordy (he has over 7 acts from all over the U.S.), Busta Rhymes in studio challenges, and a shout out to some cartoon dogs. If that wasn’t enough to speak on he also mentioned that there may be a new Tribe music project, he wants to do comedy movies, he will be coaching HS basketball in Connecticut this fall as well as AAU in Oakland, and he gave a scouting report on the NY Knicks as far as who should remain on the team. For additional content go to: www.thermalsoundwaves.com Tweet: @thermalsoundwav IG: @thermalsoundwaves Facebook: @thermalsoundwaves
34:12
December 3, 2018
Ladies and Gentlemen Multiplatinum producer Jazze Pha (@jazzepha)
The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) got live with grammy winning multiplatinum producer Jazze Pha (@jazzepha). Mr Ladies and Gentlemen was candid about: the importance of paperwork, why Houston is still his strongest market, his Tela Tony Draper connection, what he did when he heard "Otis" from Jay Z and Kanye West who sampled his father's music, what makes a quality album, why he stopped working with Ciara, how far back he goes with Future, the trappings of fame, why he had to wear hard jeans in Kentucky, what made him move to Atlanta originally, working on country pop music, doing music for TV, scoring a melo-drama movie that Leonardo Dicaprio is involved with, his views on Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, partying in new places with shoe models, being named after one of the Barkays that passed away in a plane crash, not expecting people to give you something in the music business and more. For additional content go to: www.thermalsoundwaves.com Tweet: @thermalsoundwav IG: @thermalsoundwaves Facebook: @thermalsoundwaves
56:17
November 20, 2018
The Real Ricky Ross From Compton to Contra to Changed man (@FreewayRicky)
In the most talked about episode yet, The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) spoke to the real Rick Ross. Freeway Ricky did not side step any topic and let it all hang out on: having the athletic skill to be a star tennis player, meeting the Williams sisters when they were 10 yrs old and spotting their potential then, getting set up by a CIA operative, being illiterate, growing up in the neighborhood of Compton where the crips were founded and other rival gangs battled, becoming one of the most notorious drug traffickers in the U.S. after having an anti-drug mind set, investing in businesses & property, being used as a pawn for the US government to fund the Iran Contra war, how journalist Gary Webb helped expose the truth about his case, the metamorphosis while in prison, accepting responsibility for all wrong he has done, his views on the rapper Rick Ross, his mentoring program and upcoming film being written by Nick Cassavetes (Blow/Face Off). This is a hefty must listen to episode that’s stacked to the max. Also find out: why he wants to meet with President Obama and how Leonardo DiCaprio & Mark Wahlberg are trying to get at him. For additional content go to: www.thermalsoundwaves.com Tweet: @thermalsoundwav IG: @thermalsoundwaves Facebook: @thermalsoundwaves
57:43
November 8, 2018
The Supa Jeanius Jean Grae (@JeanGreasy)
Supa Jeani Jeani Jeani flexes her superhero powers with the Radio Boys (C.Truth & Kev Lawrence). We go all around the world with this one discovering along the way: Why Jean was on stage with an apron grilling chicken, how Germans do the 2 step, history that was taken for granted, how rolling with the machine was a wash out, why she doesn't perform for 92 crack prices, what its like coming from the lineage of 2 great jazz artist, how to quench a love thirst. We also get to: the radio boys nutritional diet, why Jean won't be on a motorcycle with a bikini, breaching contracts, and having white soccer moms at her concerts. You don't wanna miss all of that or the live call we got from Jean's biggest fan from Montreal, Canada. This is one of those classics folks. For additional content go to: www.thermalsoundwaves.com Tweet: @thermalsoundwav IG: @thermalsoundwaves Facebook: @thermalsoundwaves
46:04
November 5, 2018
Doug Young True Music Industry stories Pt 2
The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) continued their conversation with music business veteran Doug Young. In Part 2 Doug talks having a deal set up for Diddy after he lost one with MCA but getting beat out by Arista, what really went on behind closed doors at Death Row records, how he saved Cypress Hill’s first album that the record company didn’t know how to push, his involvement in the new Hollywood NWA movie “Straight Outta Compton,” why making record request on commercial radio stations are a joke, what the Universal Hip Hop Museum will address in the music business, what truly caused the East/West coast beef that was not media created, what artists had the green light to get robbed in LA, the details of the infamous night in which Dee Barnes was brutally assaulted by Dr.Dre, why Cypress Hill didn’t release anything on Interscope that had them first, do records need the internet today, why he didn’t testify against Dr Dre in the Dee Barnes case and much more. For additional content go to: www.thermalsoundwaves.com Tweet: @thermalsoundwav IG: @thermalsoundwaves Facebook: @thermalsoundwaves
47:31
October 31, 2018
Doug Young True Music Industry stories Pt 1
The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) were treated to an eye opening conversation with music business veteran Doug Young. Doug started in the industry back in 1984 and was not shy in speaking his mind on: Dr Dre leaving Ruthless Records and the dominos that fell after that, hanging with Ultramagnetic MC's and Hank Shocklee in NY, hanging out at Nell’s nightclub at the height of the model era with Tyra Banks/Kimora Lee/ Veronica Webb in attendance, what’s the key to any music of substance, working with Easy E at Ruthless before he passed, being an advisor for the Universal Hip Hop Museum, being one of the 1st writers for the Source magazine when it was a pamphlet, becoming a publicist/record promoter with no experience, how he got the Deep Cover record to pop off and what cities supported it, starting rap depts at Priority/Capital/MCA Records, why we call him Mr.Retainer, how he came up with the term "street team", making NWA's first album a success with no major airplay, and much much more. For additional content go to: www.thermalsoundwaves.com Tweet: @thermalsoundwav IG: @thermalsoundwaves Facebook: @thermalsoundwaves
35:57
October 31, 2018
The Spirited Actor with Tracey Moore (@thespiritedactor)
The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) caught up with life motivator via acting Tracey Moore of the Spirited Actor (@thespiritedactor). Tracey is a long time director, writer, acting coach and casting director. She discussed what a casting director really does, why directing is her final destination, coming to New York from San Francisco only knowing 2 people, what road life was like while coaching Eve and Busta Rhymes, the science of acting, why an acting coach is necessary, the stench of desperation, the reason you should go to Hollywood, what the Spirited Actor is and does, thoughts on the criticism of Tyler Perry, the importance of truth in acting, why you can't limit talent to one category and so much more. For additional content go to: www.thermalsoundwaves.com Tweet: @thermalsoundwav IG: @thermalsoundwaves Facebook: @thermalsoundwaves
39:27
October 30, 2018
The Artist Advocate Wendy Day (@RapCoalition)
The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) connected with a very important woman to know in the music industry, Wendy Day. Wendy Day is the founder of the non-profit company Rap Coalition. The company pulls artist out of bad deals and educates people on what's fair and acceptable. Her company has set up business deals for Master P, Twista, and Eminem to name a few. Wendy has run the company for 19 years and had good perspective on: why you should not seek a record deal in today's industry, using the term "demo" and working for Fedex is a way to eliminate yourself before you even get started, how she is able to break artist out of their contracts with major labels, why it is easier to find an investor than a record deal, the important advice that Tupac Shakur gave her after becoming the first board member, the continued support received from David Banner & Tech N9ne, what her Powermoves company does for properly funded artist, and she exposes Cash Money whom she set up an initial $30 million deal for but had to sue for payment. She won her lawsuit and also confirmed what we've all been learning recently that "they don't pay their artist." For additional content go to: www.thermalsoundwaves.com Tweet: @thermalsoundwav IG: @thermalsoundwaves Facebook: @thermalsoundwaves
25:18
October 30, 2018
pioneer Kool DJ Red Alert talks about his history (@KoolDJRedAlert)
A legend and pioneer in the game, Kool DJ Red Alert took time out to speak with the Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence). Uncle Red talked about: why he's a B.U.M., his passion as a DJ, ushering in talent like: KRS-One, A Tribe called Quest, Jungle Brothers, Chris Lighty to name a few, how to read a crowd, what he considers a complete DJ, how hip hop has brought together different genres, the person responsible for his career, musical family ties, the moment he knew it was his time to shine, thoughts on DJs who fake it, why you should not request records at a party, being one of the 1st live hip hop DJ's on the radio, making international moves, maintaining longevity and more. For additional content go to: www.thermalsoundwaves.com Tweet: @thermalsoundwav IG: @thermalsoundwaves Facebook: @thermalsoundwaves
41:35
October 29, 2018
Emmy award winning writer Mike Ajakwe (@mikeajakwe)
The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) had an enlightening conversation with Hollywood writer and producer Mike Ajakwe (@mikeajakwe). Mike has been in the industry for about 20 yrs and was candid on: how he's survived the business, writing for Entertainment Tonight, producing for show "Unsung", putting on plays that has starred: Hill Harper, Glynn Turman, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Tatyana Ali, Monique, Niecy Nash, Tichina Arnold to name a few; how an internship on the sitcom "Cheers" led to a life changing decision, having the first play written by a black playwright to be published in the new millennium, valuable lessons he learned from Martin Lawrence, working with Brett Ratner in 2002 on his first screenplay, starting the 1st web series festival in the world in Los Angeles, why he is a fan of Congresswoman Maxine Waters and so much more. Rest in power Mike ! For additional content go to: www.thermalsoundwaves.com Tweet: @thermalsoundwav IG: @thermalsoundwaves Facebook: @thermalsoundwaves
53:19
October 25, 2018
Nicole Lyons (@nicolelyonsnhra) Pro Race Car Driver
The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) took out some time to chat with Pro Race Car Driver Nicole Lyons (@nicolelyonsnhra). The NHRA drag racer spoke on: owning a pro muscle car shop, the upcoming reality show with Marlon Wayans, racing 4500 horse power cars with parachutes, her entry into racing through her dad, why movie 2 Fast 2 Furious is a fraud, knowing the full mechanics of cars, what she says to drag racing critics, doing donuts at 7 yrs old, driving Dually Trucks home from elementary school, preparing to win the championship in Pomona this year, dealing with racism in the industry, writing poetry, being a black belt, the not so warm reception she received from Danica Patrick, what she would like to see happen for the sport of racing and more. For additional content go to: http://www.thermalsoundwaves.com Tweet: @thermalsoundwav IG: @thermalsoundwaves Facebook: @thermalsoundwaves
29:27
October 22, 2018
Jennifer Cruté opens up the world of Comics, illustration and Art
The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) had a spirited conversation with artist Jennifer Cruté. Jenn took some time to inform us about: the creative inspiration for her work, navigating the commercial art world that wanted her to provide stereotypical images of women, designing images for children’s clothing, being a gangster in order to collect her money as a freelancer, making an effort to pitch images not seen in advertising, the wobbling black cake, the family 's reaction to the material she has put out, upcoming showcases/events to view her creations, and the comic series for adults "Jennifer's Journal The Life of a SubUrban Girl Vol.1" which come from actual journals illustrating a misfit’s upbringing in the suburbs of New Jersey and her daily interactions as an adult in New York City. For additional content go to, http://www.thermalsoundwaves.com Tweet: @thermalsoundwav IG: @thermalsoundwaves Facebook: @thermalsoundwaves
25:56
October 22, 2018
filmmakers/artists Corina (@CorinaKattAyala) and Joaquin talk Latins in America
The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) pulled up a chair, filled up some cups with Bustelo and spoke with artists/producers/filmmakers Corina Katt Ayala (@CorinaKattAyala) and Joaquin Maceo Rosa. Corina relayed stories on: growing up in the projects of the Bronx, starting in the business at 5 yrs old, coming up with legends like Brenda K Starr and Crazy Legs, how Madonna stole freestyle music, Billboard's creation of the dance chart to keep freestyle artists off the pop charts, what freestyle music is, the support of fans that keeps the music alive, Jennifer Lopez using her own people to further her own objectives, advice to young Latina girls, some of her grandma's favorite sayings, how Bernie Mack inspired her 1st monologue and making coffee from a sock. Joaquin talked about meeting Corina in a play that they were both in, modeling out of college, doing documentary film work, shooting Corina's story "Beyond the Billboard," making the pilot "Latin in America," what it means to be Latin in America, big challenges in putting the 2 projects together, the African presence in Latinos and the big denial of this, why artists need to take more self responsibility, the over sexualization of Latin women and much more. For additional content go to, http://www.thermalsoundwaves.com Tweet: @thermalsoundwav IG: @thermalsoundwaves Facebook: @thermalsoundwaves
1:10:25
October 22, 2018
Rappin 4-Tay kicks Bay Area lingo (@rappin_4tay)
The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) took it to northern California with veteran Rappin 4-Tay (@rappin_4tay). 4-Tay was a little winded from being on the road but had enough stamina to speak on: what happens in the other side of San Francisco, meeting Tupac Shakur when he moved out to Oakland from the east coast, having love for east coast music, how the earth is his turf, coming up in the business with Too Short, selling CD's out of the trunk as a business model, his latest tour, advice to upcoming rappers, reading Alex Haley & Langston Hughes, being a father, making music at studios in hotel rooms in New York, meeting Michael Jackson at the MTV awards as he was going to pay his water bill, being a member of the brass ensemble (playing trumpet, French horn, tube, baritone horn) and more. For additional content check out http://www.thermalsoundwaves.com Tweet: @thermalsoundwav IG: @thermalsoundwaves Facebook: @thermalsoundwaves
30:09
October 22, 2018
Actor Jamie Hector is Moving Mountains (@JamieHector)
The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) welcomed back actor Jamie Hector to the show. The star of "The Wire", "Night Catches Us", "Heroes", "Max Payne", and "Blackout," brought us up to speed on: his non-profit organization "Moving Mountains Inc" which serves the youth by teaching them (acting, finance, proper nutrition), the influence Tomorrow's Future Theatre Co. had on his life, being a martial artist and instructor, how to use your down time wisely when not shooting a film, working with director Guillaume Canet, the play he performed for soldiers over in Germany, working with other acting greats (James Caan, Jeffrey Wright, Clive Owen,Domenick Lombardozzi), the upcoming celebrity paint ball competition with his co-stars from The Wire, why he started Moving Mountains, his upcoming films "Blood Ties" plus "Magic City" and how he prepared for a character who has PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder). We also learned why "his name is his name" and that he has a new hobby riding fiber optic Schwinn bikes. Jamie officially accepted our BMX challenge so stay tuned for the date when we go at it on the trails. To Find out more about showcases/activities of the kids from MM Inc. check: http://www.movingmountainsnyc.org Tweet: @thermalsoundwav IG: @thermalsoundwaves Facebook: @thermalsoundwaves
35:25
October 22, 2018
entertainer/activist Paul Rodriguez (@ThePaulRod)
The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) got veteran entertainer Paul Rodriguez to take some time out to discuss some important issues. As an actor and comedian Paul Rodriguez’s multi-faceted career includes starring roles and featured appearances in over 45 films and countless television series and comedy specials. Voted one of the most influential Hispanics in America and awarded the Ruben Salazar Award by The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. Paul was fervent in his speech about: his water conservation efforts in Fresno, being the first Latino comedian to get mainstream exposure, the pioneers that paved the way for him, his independent film “I’m not like that no more,” what’s really causing the friction between blacks & Latinos, the innovative ways to finance a film, why there are no German comics, what happened when he had a meeting with Arnold Schwartzenegger, the fights Latinos need to pick , the one thing he disagrees with Obama on, Hispanic representation on TV, how baseball is a new institution of slavery, the nanny syndrome, the effect of eminent domain & the building of Dodger stadium had on his family, and the importance of Mendez v. Westminster school district case that was the predecessor to Brown v. Board of Education. Tweet: @thermalsoundwav IG: @thermalsoundwaves Facebook: @thermalsoundwaves
43:35
October 22, 2018
Tupac Shakur's last year (accounts of Frank Alexander) Pt 2
The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) continue with Part 2 of the accounts of Frank Alexander who was with Tupac Shakur for his last year on earth (1995-1996). Frank further elaborates on: whether Tupac really hated Notorious B.I.G, why he feels Suge Knight had something to do with Tupac's death and that a trained police officer was involved, who the FBI informant was that he worked with, what he does to protect his life after releasing all of this information, how Tupac helped him find his true calling, what he gains from the books, documentaries and other items he puts out on Tupac, did Tupac really sleep with Faith, and the fight that Tupac & Suge had before the Las Vegas trip. Tweet: @thermalsoundwav IG: @thermalsoundwaves Facebook: @thermalsoundwaves
30:05
October 22, 2018
Tupac Shakur's last year (accounts of Frank Alexander) Pt 1
There have been many stories and reports regarding the last days of Tupac Shakur. The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) got the story direct from the man who was with him for his last year on earth (1995-1996), Frank Alexander. Frank wrote the best selling book "Got your Back: Life of a bodyguard in a hardcore world of gangsta rap." He was candid about: why he wrote the book, being the scapegoat for Tupac's murder, what unseen footage of Tupac he is going to release, what happened when Tupac was confronted by Crips at the House of Blues, why he was handpicked to be the bodyguard, the relationship between Tyson & Tupac, standard operating procedure when riding with an artist, how he is certain that Tupac is not alive, the reason he didn't chase Mr. Shakur's shooters, the gesture Tupac was willing to do for a family member that Janet Jackson was not, and Frank's background (growing up in southside Chicago, being in the marines, law enforcement). All this and more in part 1 of this revealing segment. Tweet: @thermalsoundwav IG: @thermalsoundwaves Facebook: @thermalsoundwaves
1:00:10
October 22, 2018
Mike Concepcion speaks on his life, music biz, and so called OG's
The Radio Boys (Kev Lawrence, C.Truth) spoke with the elusive OG Michael Concepcion. Mike expressed himself with passion on: starting the Crips gang to combat the KKK, seeing gang life get out of hand, putting together the song "We're all in the same gang" to help cease violence in Nickerson Gardens & Jordan Downs, managing Teddy Riley, breaking the Chronic record on radio, his involvement on building Interscope, helping Bobby Brown & Ralph Tresvant get out of a sticky situation, how you really control a neighborhood, his connection to Kendrick Lamar as well as T.D.E, wanting Ving Rhames to play him in his life story, working with actor Michael Douglas on his label, helping Warren Beatty with the film Bulworth, respect for Treach of Naughty by Nature, his upcoming book "The stupid gangster," the effect his mom's passing had on him, helping keep the peace between 50 Cent vs. Ja Rule, regrets he's had in life, producing Kirk Franklin's "Stomp", upcoming TV/Film projects, building a school for kids and much more. Tweet: @thermalsoundwav IG: @thermalsoundwaves Facebook: @thermalsoundwaves
46:47
October 22, 2018
Hip Hop icon DJ Premier (@REALDJPREMIER)
Texas native, Brooklyn crafted hip hop icon DJ Premier of Gangstarr dropped by to share his jewels on sustaining a successful career in the music game. Premier also reminisced on the early days of Gangstarr and having fist fights with his partner Guru who are still close to this day. However, Premier was not too fond of Solar who runs with Guru now, find out why. In addition to that get Premier's thoughts on D'Angleo, Angie Stone, being a hip hop artist on a major label before that was the norm, staying fit, pressing vinyl, his group NYG's, running a label, how the video for Dwyck came about, working & hanging with Christina Aguilera, turning down Limp Biscuit at first, getting drunk with Notorious BIG in 1992, and how his beef with Wynton Marsalis got settled. There is a whole lot more but you have to listen to find out exactly what. Tweet: @thermalsoundwav IG: @thermalsoundwaves Facebook: @thermalsoundwaves
54:58
October 19, 2018
The Greatest Entertainer DOUG E. FRESH (@RealDougEFresh)
From our audio vault. The Original Human beat box Doug E.Fresh took some time out to join us and talk about a special event that was going down addressing the issue of depression in the community. We touched on a lot of areas including: creating the beat box, hip hop against all odds, the infamous curls, hip hop trading cards, a near robbery back in the day in queens, foreclosure on his properties, Scientology & the connection to Issac Hayes, the opening of his new restaurant, and thoughts on his sons. This is one of those classics you can't miss. Tweet: @thermalsoundwav IG: @thermalsoundwaves Facebook: @thermalsoundwaves
56:05
October 19, 2018
Multiplatinum Diamond Producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (@RodneyJerkins)
Atlantic City native Rodney Darkchild Jerkins takes time out from his busy schedule to chop it up with the Radio Boys (C.Truth & Kev Lawrence) about his relationship with Missy Elliott, putting on Gina Thompson and not working with her again, taking Brandy to the next level (the 1st album he did with her sold 8 million copies), calling in a favor from Notorious Big, the business of producing, riding through harlem with Michael Jackson and being the Quincy Jones of this generation. Thats just for starters. A lot will be revealed from this young music veteran who has made hits for Tiffany Evans, Mary J Blige, Monica, Janet Jackson, Destinys Child, Keyshia Cole, Toni Braxton, Britney Spears, PCD, J-Lo, Natasha Bedingfield and Tatyana Ali (yes Ashley from the Fresh Prince). You will want to listen to this one multiple times, it's one for the history books.
40:57
October 18, 2018
Make your own podcast for free with Anchor!