C.Truth of Thermal Soundwaves caught up with an emcee on the rise by the name of E-Turn at the 2012 A3C Fest in Atlanta. She spoke on the hip hop scene in Orlando where she reps, how she blends her singing plus rhyme skills, reaching the boiling point to really go hard as an artist, doing three activities full time (work, music, school), her marketing background and how it's helping her music, the rap battle league: Grind Time now, the cesspool of artists in Orlando,why she got emotional during the interview and more.
Gloria Govan of VH1's Basketball Wives joined Thermal Soundwaves (@thermalsoundwav) to speak on how she got on Basketball Wives, what strained her friendship with Shaunie O'Neal, what the show was supposed to be about and how she was lied to, who she wanted to use her fighting skills against on the show, doing a FOX commerical with Anderson Silva, her thoughts on UFC, learning: tae kwon do, boxing, ballet at the same time, the Atheletes vs. Cancer foundation, what she learned from billionaire Ted Turner, her new TV show & movie coming out and more....
Gloria Govan of VH1 Basketball Wives joined Thermal Soundwaves to speak on her new cookbook "Mixing it up in the kitchen w/Gloria," where the recipes came from, making it athlete friendly, her true passion of acting, the success of the Clippers, hate of the Lakers, love of the Oakland Raiders, how she would make the Raiders better, her alleged Basketball skills and more....
The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) received a surprise call in from Chicago MC Add-2. A few hours from catching a flight and still exuberant after the Common album release party, Add-2 shared with us: the co-sign he received from Common, props Nas gave him after ear hustling his conversation, the reasoning behind his song "Modern Day Coons," thoughts on New York's project living, the importance of making a statement through music, views on the new Chicago, why some people need to be checked, why an MC does what he does and more.
The Radio Boys (Kev Lawrence, C.Truth) chopped it up with UK born director/writer Paul Sapiano. We were also joined by actor/writer Dominique Purdy. Paul shared his insights on: immigration laws, making your own films while navigating through rough Hollywood, losing his home as a result of signing a bad contract for his first film, selling knock off watches, the three important rules to follow in order to make it in the business, being an illegal alien for close to 10 years, what project he wants (Harrison Ford, Justin Timberlake, Shia LeBouef) for, his dislike of Comedy Central, and what's next in the "Boys and Girls Guide" series. Dominque shared an incident in which he had to audition for a role he already played, his comedy influences: Dave Chappelle, Family Guy, Simpsons, CB4 and which one of Paul's films he will never star in. You can expect to see their work on Showtime and NBC real soon.
Performing artist Sally Ferreira continued her talk at the Thermal Soundwaves (@thermalsoundwav) show about Dominican stereotypes, why she had a short run on Univision's Nuestra Belleza Latina, differences in the views of the people back home in the Dominican Republic compared to the United States, the Dominican vs Puerto Rican issues, the effects of Trujillo rule on the country, overcoming discrimination in the modeling industry, handling the sharks in the business, acting roles that she wants to portray, and maintaining her integrity.
Performing artist Sally Ferreira stopped by the Thermal Soundwaves (@thermalsoundwav) show to speak on her first passion fashion, dancing as a gateway into other areas of the business, the uptight world of Ballet, performing at Madison Square Garden, being the only girl on a tour bus, her 4 star recipe for Mangú, looking back on life as a cheerleader, accepting our cook off challenge and more.
The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) linked up across the border with rapper Israel Juda from Monterrey. Juda (@IsraelJuda) addressed: music as a way out for him, learning English by listening to Bone Thugs n Harmony who were great influences, the tough conditions in Mexico, why he feels there will be a full scale riot there soon, getting the gift of music from his mother at 10 years old, the reason he can make it America and what he does to help his people in Mexico. Israel also mentioned a near death experience in the studio as he was nearly assassinated.
The Radio Boys (Kev Lawrence, C.Truth) speak to The Puppy Imprinter Larry Hill who has been in the dog business for many years. Larry shed some light on: what a professional dog trainer does, the misconceptions about pitbulls, working for the Department of Animal Services for the city of Los Angeles, being the first African American to put his dog on a plane and compete in a dog competition in El Paso Texas, putting together spade/neuter programs for people who can't afford it, helping owners understand what their dogs' nature is, how to make your dog more social, training dogs for movie work and pilots, talking to kids on bullying/why we should be kind to animals and more.
"Napoleonic Language" by Napoleon Da Legend (@TeamNDL) is the lead track from the upcoming project: "Thermal Soundwaves presents: Timeless Beat Jackers" brought to you by the Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence @Kev_Lawrence) which pays tribute to some of their favorite hip hop beats featuring new artist who've appeared on the Thermal Soundwaves Show (@thermalsoundwav). The video is directed and edited by Crazy Al Cayne (@crazyalcayne). You can download "Napoleonic Language" here: http://www.thermalsoundwaves.bandcamp.com
C.Truth of Thermal Soundwaves talked to hip hop brothers Gods'Illa (@GodsIlla) at the 2012 A3C Fest (@A3C) in Atlanta. Gods'Illa broke down the movement of the group, coming up in the DMV scene, hosting their own open mic showcase, how Erykah Badu helped their cause, the universal appeal of Gods'Illa, views on hip hop critics, new projects coming up and more.
Artist Mo Brown Suga (@MsMoBrownSuga) continued her visit to the Thermal Soundwaves Show (@thermalsoundwav) discussing the evolution of the script for the "Tears of a Phoenix" project, being a pop rock artist, recreating D'Angelo's "How does it feel" for her first video concept, her new team members, giving the people all of Mo Brown in every sense, why she didn't like her song "Hollywood," what spurred her songwriting, who Mo Brown really is, looking for comedy writers, why she started Suga productions, what she wants people to remember Mo Brown for and more
The multi-talented Mo Brown Suga (@MsMoBrownSuga) visited C.Truth (@thermalsoundwav) and Kev Lawrence (@Kev_Lawrence) at the Thermal Soundwaves Show to discuss leaving her own radio program, dancing with Alvin Ailey, what ballet helped her out with, injuries received from the rigors of dance, her voice over career, forgetting lines on stage, taking singing seriously, starting her own film production company, the evolution of her song "Hating on Love' and much more.
Thermal Soundwaves spent some time with Ahmad (@aathesinger) and Carl Muhammad at Salaam Fish House in San Diego. Carl spoke on why he moved the family from Newark New Jersey to San Diego, his beauty/barber salon, entertainment company, the success of Ahmad's single "Superbad," what the muslim community is like out west, and being a mentor to kids in the neighborhood. Ahmad talked about living in the beautiful city, having his dad as a manager, supporting the family businesses, and creating his own merchandise company.
Choreographer Hanna Herbertson (@HannaHerbertson) dropped by Thermal Soundwaves to show us a few steps and to discuss her start in dancehall fusion, her first adventures in the U.S after arriving from Sweden, practicing moves until her knees were bruised, the dislike of driving, linking up with the Brooklyn/Bronx dancehall party scene, the dance crew Black Gold she started with History & Genius, touching down in Kingston Jamaica to an American experience, teaching dance on a weekly basis to all who wish to learn and more.
Choreographer Hanna Herbertson (@HannaHerbertson) continues in her visit to Thermal Soundwaves (@thermalsoundwav) to discuss the reactions she gets from people as an Asian who can reggae dance, the "herb" in her name, working with Kat Deluna, doing the CBS Morning show with Mr. Vegas, the support from her family and fans back home, creating dancers from the ground up, and more
Dashaun Jiwe Morris (author: War of the Bloods in my Veins) spoke to Kev Lawrence and C.Truth of Thermal Soundwaves (@thermalsoundwav) about his work in the streets of Newark NJ, what drove him to write a book, being a star football player at Delaware State, going to prison, using his influence to help encourage youth to make better decisions, what Terrie Williams did for him, why he doesn't work with Mayor Corey Booker, what happens when the cameras are not around, being in the film "Brick City" and more. A real life situation actually broke out during the interview. Check it out.
C.Truth (@thermalsoundwav) continued to speak with the artist and cultural liaison D.R.E.S tha Beatnik (@DRESthaBEATnik) in Decatur about the special gift he got from a fan in Montana, what lead him to beat boxing, the infamous street ciphers Fridays in front of Brunos pizza in Philly, winning the Hype man competition, being a 2x World amateur human beat box champ, the follow the hat facebook project and more. DRES even gives a sample of what he can do on the beat box.
C.Truth caught up with artist PS ImDope (@PSImDope) at the 2012 A3C Festival (@A3C) in Atlanta. PS discusses work she's done for (9th wonder, Wale, Kendrick Lamar, Currency, Jamla) at a young age, why she left VCU, what her teacher in the art program said she didn't listen to, what she wants to achieve next, the reason art is her life's passion, and what you need to acquire her services. PS is a full service artist providing graphics, spray paint art, tattoo designs, the works !
We caught up with J Dilla's Uncle Herm at the A3C Festival (@A3C) in Atlanta. He gave updates on what's happening with the J Dilla Foundation (@JDilla_Fndn), the Rebirth Project in Detroit, his best memory of J Dilla, Lupus walks, dream camps for kids, B-boy lessons, getting support from KRS-One and more.
C.Truth and Kev Lawrence caught up with producer Ski Beatz (@Skibeatz) in Atlanta @A3C Hip Hop Fest who discussed his love for hip hop, the North Carolina roots, the ground breaking "Reasonable Doubt" tracks, the 24Hr Karate school projects, and how he got into production. He brought along one of his band members, Brady Watt (@Nyceonthebass) who filled us in on New Hampshire hip hop scene, being on tour with Ski, and projects with Black Star, Idol Warship.
It felt like an episode of E-True Hollywood stories when Mook (@MurdaMookez) claimed to have gotten the better of all star MVP point guard for the Bulls Derrick Rose. At Joakim Noah's house of all places. Was he telling the truth? Take a listen and find out.
Thermal Soundwaves (@thermalsoundwav) visited Mocada museum (@MoCADA_Brooklyn) for The Box that Rocks exhibit, 30 yrs of Video Music Box (@VideoMusicBox). B-baller/DJ/Filmmaker/Author Bobbito Garcia aka Kool Bob Love (@Koolboblove) talks about meeting Ralph McDaniels for the 1st time as a messenger at Def Jam records, what he contributed to the exhibit, his upcoming film about pick up basketball in NYC "Doin it in the Park," the respect that Ralph has given him, who he routes for in the NBA and seeing Video Music Box from it's inception.
Thermal Soundwaves (@thermalsoundwav) visited Mocada museum (@MoCADA_Brooklyn) for The Box that Rocks exhibit, 30 yrs of Video Music Box (@VideoMusicBox). C.Truth caught up with the legend behind Video Music Box Ralph McDaniels who spoke on his inspirations/influences, why he created VMB, what keeps him motivated after all of the years in the business, and the importance of the content on the show.