#17: “No Quantize” (w/ Sarah, The !llstrumentalist)

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-Recorded on Feb. 25th, 2018-

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

J Dilla’s Airworks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWz-yEZ6wNY

Dibia$e’s Boiler Room Set: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqxxtL8rIE0

Kaytranada’s 99.9%: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AWipr9KHY4&list=PLvQLuHm0E3GxXrjgGz2_tjqSCoVTWXwCJ

Jaylib: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5xOGwkZu3w

Kanye’s Beat Tape: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myrXQebr488

#4: “It Ain’t Where You’re From, It’s Where You’re At” (w/ Hyde)

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In this episode, Zach has a conversation with rapper and Montana native Hyde (Chris Greene), and they discuss how they got into hip-hop, being white as hell, and being true to who you are. You can follow Hyde on Twitter and other social media, and check out his music on Spotify or at https://soundcloud.com/hydetherapper.

Here’s also a few links to the artists we talked about at the end of the episode:

Jessie Reyez: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0G2TmuDjL8

Souly Had: https://soundcloud.com/entrebandhad/all-the-time-feat-alanna-aguiar

Jonwayne: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaPYuwjL-dI

#3: “Tell ‘Em Why You Mad, Son!” (w/ Martin Connor)

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In this episode we hang out with the creator of Rapanalysis.com, the one and only “Rap Maestro” himself: Martin Connor, and get his take on his new book, YouTube series, and his struggles with talking about hip-hop in the ivory tower that is academia.