While in LA, Zach and Steven got the opportunity to sit down with one of the three members of Dilated Peoples: Rakaa Iriscience. In this episode Rakaa talks with Zach and Steven on how Dilated Peoples got started, the current state of mainstream hip-hop, and how jazz has influenced his own music.
In this episode, Zach and Steven are joined by the creator and host of the critically acclaimed hip-hop podcast called The Cipher: Shawn Setaro. The Cipher is renowned for its in-depth interviews with some of the most important people in hip-hop music and culture. Throughout the episode Shawn talks about how he got into hip-hop, how the Cipher got started, and the importance of a hip-hop podcast and communicating with significant figures in the culture.
Zach and Steven are joined in this episode by producer and vlogger extraordinaire Sarah, The !llstrumentalist. Based out of North Carolina, her YouTube channel (Sarah2ill) has gained a sizeable following over the past year, and since creating her own version of Mass Appeal’s “Rhythm Roulette” series, she has created a plethora of different videos on her channel, from beat making tutorials to reviews on different equipment. She has also been featured on the 3 Oak Podcast, and has a beat tape coming out later this year.
In this episode, we discuss with Sarah how she got into making beats, some of her biggest musical influences, and the differences between the mainstream and the underground.
You can follow Sarah on her YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter at @Sarah2Ill. Make sure to check out her Soundcloud as well: https://soundcloud.com/sarah2ill