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Saba | Episode 20 | Skullcandy

A leader in the expansive Chicago art rap scene, Saba is an open diary. Tune in as he talks recording raps as a 9 year old, the legendary Chicago library open mics, and the stolen bikes of his youth. Stay tuned after the show for discount code offers. Highlights: 14:00 Working a four track recorder at age 8 18:30 Defining the Chicago rap sound 29:20 Saba’s attempts at visual art 36:00 Reading fan DMs


Kweku Collins | Episode 19 | Skullcandy

Gifted rapper and producer Kweku Collins has sprung from the Chicago art scene. Here he talks synergy between music and skating, growing up with a rhythmically gifted father, and how his skill for self-promo emails boosted his success. Highlights: 05:50 Childhood musical influences 14:00 Kweku starts skating 20:00 The pressures of mixed race 32:00 How Kweku gained recognition 39:00 Credits and headphone discount code


Duckwrth | Episode 18 | Skullcandy

Duckwrth fuses his design and music skills to create in-your-face, genre-defying music and even more electrifying live performances. Here he talks with Lee about his childhood and how his visual art helps with his music. Highlights: 09:00 Sheltered home life in South Central LA 18:00 Feeling disassociated but finding your place 27:00 Loving Lupe Fiasco 31:00 Living in a Bay Area artist commune 37:00 Working with a label 47:00 Trap music and the Kendrick Lamar song,...

Yuno | Episode 17 | Skullcandy

Yuno is one of Sub Pop’s newest signees and a growing pop powerhouse. Hear us talk about his debut EP Moodie, finding out about punk rock by searching for a Bob Seger song, and how nerdcore rap influenced him. Highlights: 03:45 Childhood creativity 08:00 Discovering music through skating 14:20 My first guitar and learned songs 18:00 “Accidental” racism 28:00 Getting signed to Sub Pop 39:50 Credits and headphone discount code


Mark McMorris | Episode 16 | Skullcandy

In Mark McMorris’ words, “Get it while I’m young, I’ll chill when I’m older.” Check out episode 15 as host Lee Shaner and pro snowboarder Mark McMorris talk how to properly pronounce his hometown Regina (hint: it sounds inappropriate), how good hip-hop is right now, and how people handle fame differently. Highlights: 03:00 Hometown resorts 07:30 Regina 15:30 The current state of snowboarding 23:00 Brotherly competition and being the youngest 26:00 Loving the fans 29:00...


Princess Nokia | Episode 15 | Skullcandy

International rap phenomenon Princess Nokia talks about her activism, artistic progression, and some of her earliest conscientious objections in Catholic school. Highlights: 01:00 Hood 2 La Gente 08:00 My brother the violinist 12:00 Dignified rebellion 25:00 Wavy Spice & A$AP Yams 30:00 Credits and headphone discount code


Lil Zubin | Episode 14 | Skullcandy

Philly singer-rapper Lil Zubin a.k.a. "the SoundCloud Weeknd" discusses Post Emo, accidentally becoming a singer, and his underground breakout Misery EP. Highlights: 05:00 Emo days 09:20 Discovered by Working On Dying 13:00 Who is Ned? 19:00 Post Emo 28:00 Credits and headphone discount code


Ivy Sole | Episode 13 | Skullcandy

Philadelphia-based rapper and UPenn grad Ivy Sole talks about where to get the right cheesesteak, independent artistry, and her new record Overgrown. Highlights: 02:30 Philly bodegas and Gremlin juice 06:15 Independent hustle 101 13:30 Is Philly diverse? 18:00 Choosing your path 29:10 The East & West EPs 38:00 Seeing a therapist 49:30 Credits and headphone discount code


Smino | Episode 12 | Skullcandy

Your favorite rapper’s rapper, Smino, sits down with host Lee Shaner before a show in Brooklyn. Smino tells us how crazy it was to be in St. Louis during the 2000s, growing up with musical parents, and recites a rap he wrote at age 7. Remember to subscribe and stay tuned after the interview for a special Skullcandy discount code. Highlights: 0:05 Growing up in St. Louis 5:25 Smino’s parents preforming music live and jamming together when he was growing up 6:40 Early days of making...


Kyrie Irving | Episode 11 | Skullcandy

Superstar point guard Kyrie Irving opens up with host Lee Shaner about growing up skateboarding, how he got into playing the baritone, and self-actualization outside of basketball. Tune in to Episode 11 now. Show Highlights 1:30 Why we idolize people 7:00 Summers in Seattle, race, and skateboarding 9:00 Childhood musical influences; Lauryn Hill and Rent 12:50 Playing the Baritone 17:00 How basketball became the main thing 34:00 Current books and music on Kyrie’s...


Now, Now | Episode 10 | Skullcandy

Episode 10 features Indie pop duo Now Now. Tune in to hear them talk about meeting as awkward 15 year olds, their first international tour with Paramore, and this one time at band camp. Highlights: 0:20: Now, Now talk about their touring schedule and how they spent their time between album releases. 1:22: Now, Now discuss the impact touring constantly has on their mental health and relationships. 4:40: Now, Now Talk about their roots in Minnesota 6:55: Cacie tells Lee her...


Bohan Phoenix | Episode 9 | Skullcandy

In episode 9, host Lee Shaner talks with rapper Bohan Phoenix. Phoenix talks about his Chinese roots, discovering Eminem, and appropriation in hip-hop. Highlights: 3:45 American misconceptions about Chinese food 09:30 China’s competitive schooling 12:30 Coming to America 19:55 Bizarre first meeting with dad 29:06 Discovering Eminem (social cutdown: 29:40-30:39) 34:00 Hip-hop influence and appropriation 45:00 Boom bap, trap, and triplet rhyming 47:00 How music...


Topaz Jones | Episode 8 | Skullcandy

In episode 8, host Lee Shaner talks with rapper/performer TopazJones. Jones talks lunch room cyphers, following in his father’s funk footsteps, and the NY music scene. Highlights: 5:30 Learning to rap at school 10:00 Early blog scene 13:30 Music school connections and networking 20:00 Coming up with rap names 22:45 How you find your voice 26:00 NY music scene 29:00 Opening for Future 31:00 How “Tropicana” became a hit 36:00 New funk music 46:00 Credits and...


Conner Coffin | Episode 7 | Skullcandy

In episode 7, host Lee Shaner talks with pro surfer and musician Conner Coffin. Conner talk about growing up in Santa Barbara, smelling the cows while surfing Kelly’s wave, and a life-altering Rolling Stone’s Concert. Show Highlights: 4:41 Church of Skatan and Conner’s first half pipe 6:00 Learning to surf at age 4 8:30 Brother’s day 09:55 Secret beaches 10:20 Homeschooling 13:45 Surfing bad waves 17:53 First sponsor 20:03 Winning first Nationals event 21:20 Learning to play guitar


Coco Ho | Episode 6 | Skullcandy

Podcast description: In episode 6, host Lee Shaner talks with pro surfer Coco Ho. Coco talks about growing up in a family of pro surfers, calling the legendary North Shore home, and her 10 years of WSL touring and competing. Highlights: 1:00 Qualifying for WSL at 17 06:30 Coco’s favorite kind of music 08:00 Rules of the North Shore 18:30 Growing up a blonde Hawaiian 21:45 Pure love for surfing and the effects of childhood training 27:30 Using music to be competitive 33:00 Balancing...


Jenn Soto | Episode 5 | Skullcandy

In episode 5, host Lee Shaner talks with skateboarder Jenn Soto. Soto talks her first Street League win, her recent move to Los Angeles, and writing down every trick she knew as a makeshift sponsorship resumé. Highlights: 2:30 Skating for the first time 09:00 Explains how her gymnast background helped her learn how to fall 13:30 Falling in love with skateboarding 16:20 Skating nice skate parks in LA vs rough parks at home 18:00 How to learn about your city by...


King Tuff | Episode 4 | Skullcandy

In episode 4, host Lee Shaner talks with Kyle Thomas a.k.a. King Tuff. Tuff talks about his new record The Other, being the only guy in a staff of women at a thrift store, playing in a band with J Mascis, and his “pet” raccoons. Highlights: 3:30 Tuff talks early musical influences 10:25 Tuff talks about his musical projects before King Tuff and playing with J Mascis 17:29 Tuff talks about touring with Matt & Kim and gaining a larger following 20:48 Tuff talks about recording...


Django Django | Episode 3 | Skullcandy

Episode 3 features Vincent Neff and David Maclean of Django Django. Hear Vincent talk about growing up in the Northern Ireland Conflict, meeting David in art school, and pub culture. David shares about growing up a hip-hop head, being a vinyl-only DJ, and learning to loop cassette tapes. Show Highlights: 1:43: David talks about techniques he picked up while djing and making beats and its importance to Django Djangos earlier work 9:00: David talks about his dream to continue art and create...


Kelly Zutrau | Episode 2 | Skullcandy

In episode 2, host Lee Shaner talks with Kelly Zutrau, lead singer of Brooklyn-based Wet. Kelly opens up about her time at art school, rebellious youth, and how writing songs in her bedroom accidentally became a career. Show Highlights - 2:30 Kelly shares what music she’s feeling while on tour 4:47 Kelly talks about how her acceptance into the prestigious art school Cooper Union saved her life and led to a career in music 9:50 Kelly talks about her history with the unusual diet of...


Amber Mark | Episode 1 | Skullcandy

In episode 1 of Skullcandy’s new podcast You Feel Me? host Lee Shaner is joined by rising r&b/pop artist Amber Mark. Amber talks getting signed the same year she put her music on SoundCloud, growing up in a Tibetan monastery, and how her mother’s battle with cancer influenced her debut EP, 3:33am. :10 Amber gets signed off her soundcloud single 9:50 Amber on growing up in a Tibetan Monastery 16:16 Amber's strained relationship with her father 30:25 Amber's mom's diagnosis and struggle...