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Since its launch in November 2015, Fresh is the Word has been a documentation of your host K-Fresh as they journey through their love of music and pop culture, as well as using this platform to share they growth on topics important to women, people or color and the LGBTQ community through the artistic lens of pop culture. As an ever evolving podcast, K-Fresh is going back to his musical roots focusing more on the music artists they are passionate about from the past and present by telling stories of those who need their contributions to music known, while also exposing new artists.

Since its launch in November 2015, Fresh is the Word has been a documentation of your host K-Fresh as they journey through their love of music and pop culture, as well as using this platform to share they growth on topics important to women, people or color and the LGBTQ community through the artistic lens of pop culture. As an ever evolving podcast, K-Fresh is going back to his musical roots focusing more on the music artists they are passionate about from the past and present by telling stories of those who need their contributions to music known, while also exposing new artists.

Location:

Detroit, MI

Description:

Since its launch in November 2015, Fresh is the Word has been a documentation of your host K-Fresh as they journey through their love of music and pop culture, as well as using this platform to share they growth on topics important to women, people or color and the LGBTQ community through the artistic lens of pop culture. As an ever evolving podcast, K-Fresh is going back to his musical roots focusing more on the music artists they are passionate about from the past and present by telling stories of those who need their contributions to music known, while also exposing new artists.

Twitter:

@fitwpodcast

Language:

English

Contact:

5862757705


Episodes

Episode #258: Adam De Micco - Guitarist of 4-Piece Deathcore Band LORNA SHORE, New EP '...And I Return to Nothingness' Out Now via Century Media

9/15/2021
The guest for this episode is Adam De Micco, guitarist of the 4-piece deathcore band Lorna Shore, who recently released their new EP …And I Return to Nothingness on August 13th via Century Media. This is the first project with their new frontman Will Ramos, and during our chat, Adam De Micco shares the making of the EP and the new energy within the band. Lorna Shore is currently on their own headlining US tour. De Micco is a return guest to the podcast (episode #52), so we got the catch up...

Duration:00:38:14

Episode #257: Esther Quansah and Becky Foinchas of The Narcotix - West African Art-Folk Band Based in Brooklyn, Debut EP 'Mommy issues' Out Now

9/15/2021
The guests for this episode are Esther Quansah and Becky Foinchas of The Narcotix, a West African art-folk band based in Brooklyn. The two, both daughters of African immigrants, met in an elementary school chorus class in Woodbridge, Virginia, where their creative, musical, and personal sisterhood would start and lead all up to the release of their debut EP Mommy Issues. Soaking up their ancestral and cultural influences throughout their lives, The Narcotix have such a fresh spiritual sound...

Duration:00:47:43

Episode #256: JoAnna de Castro – Model/Actress, Comedic Horror-Thriller ‘Blood Pageant’ Available On Demand and DVD

8/15/2021
The guest for this episode is Los Angeles-based model and actress JoAnna de Castro, star of the comedic horror-thriller Blood Pageant, now available on DVD and on demand on all streaming platforms. This is de Castro’s first leading role in a film as she plays “Crystal”, a contestant on the American Dream Pageant where her religious beliefs are tested during what happens to become a battle for her life and everyone else involved in the show. Blood Pageant stars the likes of Stephen Baldwin,...

Duration:00:40:13

Episode #255: Frankie Mish - Drummer of Grand Rapids Metalcore Band SLEEP WAKER, New Album 'Alias' Out Now Via UNFD

8/9/2021
The guest for this episode is Frankie Mish, drummer of the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based metalcore band Sleep Waker, who just released their new album Alias on July 23, 2021 via UNFD. We go through a track-by-track breakdown of the album and Frankie explains all the weird and interesting themes and influences that went into the creation of Alias. Stream/Purchase Alias: unfd.lnk.to/Alias Socials: Web: chooseyouralias.com Instagram: instagram.com/sleepwakerband Twitter:...

Duration:00:56:27

Episode #254: Vanessa Cuccia – Detroit-Based Composer, Pianist, and Vocalist, Debut Album ‘This is a Spell’, Owner of Chakrubs and Freque Magazine

7/27/2021
The guest for this episode is Detroit-based composer, pianist, and vocalist Vanessa Cuccia to talk about her debut album This is a Spell. I came across Vanessa’s music earlier this year when a mutual friend shared her single “Ode to Body” on Instagram. I really liked the song, but when I heard the full album and learned more about her, I definitely wanted to meet her and have her on the podcast. This is actually Vanessa’s first podcast interview about her music has she has already made...

Duration:00:44:50

Episode #253: O.C. - New York Hip-Hop Legend, Member of the Crew Diggin' in the Crates (DITC)

7/20/2021
For this episode, we are joined by a hip-hop legend, New York emcee O.C. of the crew Diggin’ in the Crates (DITC), but he’s humble enough to not accept that title just yet. O.C. originally jumped on the scene as a guest on Organized Konfusion’s “Fudge Pudge”, the soon after on the remix of MC Serch’s “Back to the Grill”. O.C. would go on to meet the likes of Lord Finesse and Buckwild from DITC, and Buckwild would produce most of his debut album Word…Life released in late 1994 on Wild Pitch...

Duration:01:42:51

Episode #252: Skynd - Member of the Industrial-Tinged / True Crime-Inspired Electronic Duo SKYND

7/12/2021
For this episode, I’m joined by Skynd, lead singer and one half of the industrial-tinged, true crime-inspired electronic duo also known as SKYND. SKYND is the dark creative outlet for Skynd, along with producer and multi-instrumentalist Father. SKYND released Chapter I in 2018, followed by Chapter II in 2019. Now, with over 18 million hits on YouTube, “Michelle Carter” marks the second single in Chapter III, following 2020’s “Columbine.” SKYND is unique in the way of releasing their...

Duration:00:55:41

Episode #251: Jeremy DePoyster - Guitarist of Metalcore Band The Devil Wears Prada, 'ZII EP' Out Now Via Solid State Records

7/2/2021
For this episode, we are joined by Jeremy DePoyster, vocalist/guitarist of the metalcore band The Devil Wears Prada. They just released their latest project, the ZII EP, on May 21st, 2021 via Solid State Records. While their has been many releases from the band since their original Zombie EP released in August 2010, ZII is a bit of a continuation. Now veterans of metalcore, The Devil Wears Prada continue to progress showing there is no boundaries to this genre of music, always pushing the...

Duration:00:38:58

Episode #250: Megan Targett – Vocalist of the UK Alt-Metal Band VEXED, Debut Album ‘Culling Culture’ Out Now Via Napalm Records

6/10/2021
For this episode, we are talking about the debut album from UK Alt-Metal band Vexed titled Culling Culture, released on May 21, 2021 via Napalm Records. Joining me for this episode is the band’s lead vocalist Megan Targett. After dropping a pair of brutal singles in 2019, “Elite” ft. CJ McMahon of Thy Art Is Murder and “Dominate”, the Hertfordshire foursome made enough noise to link up with Napalm Records for the release of their debut album. With Culling Culture, the band dives into topics...

Duration:00:39:40

Episode #249: Wendy & Tyler Chin-Tanner – Co-Founders of A Wave Blue World, New Graphic Anthology ‘Dead Beats 2’ Kickstarter Campaign Running Now

6/3/2021
For this episode, we are talking about the new graphic anthology Dead Beats 2, released by A Wave Blue World, an independent publisher of high-quality graphic novels, anthologies, and art books, focusing on socially conscious storytelling and providing a platform for a multitude of creative voices. Joining me for this discussion is A Wave Blue World co-founders Wendy and Tyler Chin-Tanner, who started the company over 15 years ago. Dead Beats 2: London Calling, is a continuation after a...

Duration:00:50:26

Episode #248: Jesper Vicencio - Lead Vocalist of Danish Metalcore Band Ghost Iris, New Album 'Comatose' Out Now via Long Branch Records

5/27/2021
The guest for this episode is lead vocalist Jesper Vicencio from Danish metalcore outfit Ghost Iris. They just released their latest full-length album Comatose via Long Branch Records. During our conversation, we talked about movies he’s currently watching, the making of Comatose, the recording process, going back to old ideas, what they did better on this album, how he writes and collaborates with his bandmates, music he listens to, his hip-hop background, and the music scene in...

Duration:00:53:47

Episode #247: Rick Giordano – Synth-Driven Horror Metal Trio The Lion’s Daughter, New Album ‘Skin Show’ Out Now Via Season of Mist

5/13/2021
The guest for this episode is Rick Giordano, member of the synth-driven horror metal trio from St. Louis, The Lion’s Daughter. They have a new album out, Skin Show, via Season of Mist that dropped on April 9th, 2021. The thing that really pops out with Skin Show is the visuals, from the album cover artwork to the cinematography of the music videos. It really makes them stand out, almost intriguing to someone who has never heard them before. During our conversation, we talked about those...

Duration:00:53:44

Episode #246: Erica Schultz - Comic Book Writer, Creator of Graphic Mini-Series The Deadliest Bouquet, Launching Now on Kickstarter

5/11/2021
We have a return guest for this episode, comic book writer Erica Schultz, as she just launched a Kickstarter campaign for her newest graphic mini-series, The Deadliest Bouquet. Working with Schultz on The Deadliest Bouquet is interior artist Carola Borelli (Destiny: NY), colorist Gab Contreras (The Final Girls), cover artist Kevin Wada (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Scarlet Witch) and editor James Emmett (I Am Hexed). Three sisters trained by their Nazi-hunting mother must come together to help...

Duration:00:50:05

Episode #245: Butcher Bear – DJ, Producer, Owner of (iN)Sect Records, Co-Founder of Exploded Drawing, Drummer in Black Mercy

5/7/2021
The guest for this episode is Butcher Bear, the Austin, TX-based owner of (iN)Sect Records, co-founder of Exploded Drawing, and drummer in the band Black Mercy. Always donning the full-on bear costume, I go way back with him from the days of my original Renaissance Soul website (I did a (iN)Sect podcast mix a while back called ‘The Demon Within’), and Butcher Bear has always been a huge supporter of Detroit music having released projects on (iN)Sect Records featuring Guilty Simpson, House...

Duration:01:08:05

Episode #244: As Everything Unfolds – Vocalist Charlie Rolfe and Guitarist Adam Kerr of 6-Piece Melodic Post-Hardcore Band, Debut Album ‘Within Each Lies The Other’ Out Now

4/16/2021
The guests for this episode are members of As Everything Unfolds, the 6-piece melodic post-hardcore band from High Wycombe, U.K., vocalist Charlie Rolfe and guitarist Adam Kerr. They just released their debut album Within Each Lies The Other via Long Branch Records on March 26, 2021. From the time that Charlie Rolfe looked for musicians to start a band on an online directory, As Everything Unfolds have quickly become a band creating quite the buzz in the metal world while becoming a family...

Duration:00:50:32

Episode #243: Vocalist Jaakko Mäntymaa and Guitarist Nico Mänttäri of the Finnish Melodic Death/Doom Metal Band Mariana's Rest, New Album 'Fata Morgana' Out Now Via Napalm Records

4/9/2021
(Photo Credit: Miikka Järvinen) The guests for this episode are members of the Finnish melodic death/doom metal band Mariana’s Rest, vocalist Jaakko Mäntymaa and guitarist Nico Mänttäri. As they were still trying to find their sound, they feel like they are finally at that point with their newest album Fata Morgana, out now via Napalm Records. This album, which takes a journey into the realms of isolation, took on a new meaning as the band and the whole world went into quarantine as a...

Duration:00:52:28

Episode #242: Teresa Lo – Comedian, Author, Journalist for Hustler Magazine, Screenwriter, and Host of YouTube Show ‘Talk With T.Lo’

3/25/2021
The guest for this episode is comedian, author, journalist, and screenwriter Teresa Lo. She has spent years writing about sex for Hustler Magazine and she currently has a show on YouTube called Talk With T.Lo. She’s been on countless online comedy shows during the pandemic. The first time I saw Teresa was on a Crazy Woke Asians show put on by past guest Kiki Yeung. During our chat, we talk about her Midwest upbring, her YouTube show, sex work, sex education, working for Hustler Magazine, bad...

Duration:01:00:39

Episode #241: Dr. Lovejoy - Femdom Sex Therapist & Erotic Audio Artist

3/5/2021
The guest for this episode is femdom sex therapist and erotic audio artist Dr. Lovejoy. She is definitely one of the best guests I’ve ever had on Fresh is the Word. It was such a fan interview and she really got me smitten! We talk about why I wanted her on the podcast and how sex workers and sex educators helped me find myself. We also talk about the benefits that sex therapy could have on society if embraced more, plus a whole lot of flirting. Follow Dr. Lovejoy: Twitter:...

Duration:01:12:16

Episode #240: Prika Amaral - Co-Founder/Guitarist of All-Women Thrash Metal Band NERVOSA, New Album 'Perpetual Chaos' Available Now via Napalm Records

2/26/2021
The guest for this episode is Prika Amaral, co-founder and guitarist of all-women thrash metal band NERVOSA. They have a new album Perpetual Chaos available now via Napalm Records. Originating in Brazil, Nervosa has a whole new line-up – featuring Prika along talented new members Diva Satanica on vocals, Mia Wallace on bass, and Eleni Nota on drums - all hailing from various parts of Europe. Nervosa has a series of videos on their YouTube page to get everyone up to speed and introduce you to...

Duration:00:54:04

Episode #239: Jane Ward – American Scholar, Professor, Feminist, and Author, Latest Book ‘The Tragedy of Heterosexuality’ Available Now

2/19/2021
The guest for this episode is scholar, feminist, and author Jane Ward, who is professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at University of California Riverside, where she teaches courses in feminist, queer, and heterosexuality studies. She has written many books including NOT GAY: Sex Between Straight White Men and Respectably Queer, along with her latest title The Tragedy of Heterosexuality. During our chat, we talked about The Tragedy of Heterosexuality along how freeing it can be to explore...

Duration:01:08:40