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Artist Spotlight - Nick Weaver | @thenickweaver
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September 19, 2017 12:00 AM PDT
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Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Seattle-based hip-hop artist, performer, and producer Nick Weaver.

Nick started in his early teen years, making mixtapes in the northwest while being raised on everything from Tchaikovsky to The Cure. As he grows and evolves as an artist, his interest in all types of music continues to guide his vision. When asked about his influences, Weaver cites long time favorite acts such as LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, Helios, and Mogwai, as well as hip-hop legends like Nas, Royce Da 5'9", Mobb Deep, and Eminem. Seeing the word "genre" as just a self-imposed boundary, Weaver treats each project as a way to further evolve his own art, one inspiration at a time.

Learn about Nick Weaver on his website http://www.thenickweaver.com/

Author Spotlight - Young Rick | @rwyoungrick
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September 16, 2017 08:18 AM PDT
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Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with former pimp turned author Young Rick.

Young Rick has been featured in countless documentaries such Cross Country Pimpin, Best of Both World, and more. Rick stops by to discuss his new book "Thoughts from Your Neighborhood N-Word: Each One Teach One”.

Order the book on Amazon at http://amzn.to/2h8x33o

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Artist Spotlight - Ms Proper | @MsProper
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September 13, 2017 12:00 AM PDT
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Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with recording artist and songwriter Ms. Proper.

Ms Proper began writing at the age of eight under the influence of her poetic mother. After years of transforming her craft and exploring the recording process it wasn't until 2005 that she began to take her career as a musician more seriously. With her heart into music, she created So Proper Entertainment and employed a roster of other talented artists in the Virginia area to whom she executive produced albums for. However, her love for music broadened once listeners requested that she release her own compilation of songs for them to enjoy, which birthed her debut mixtape, Addicted To The Game.

In 2007, Ms Proper was selected to perform in her first show at the Byrd Theatre in Richmond, Virginia. It was at that time that she knew how much she truly loved being an artist herself. Since then Ms Proper has released three projects, numerous singles, performed in many venues along the East Coast and South, and also landed a performance on one of BET's most memorable shows, 106 & Park.

Read Full Bio at http://www.hiphopmademecool.com/p/about.html

Fitness Spotlight - Brix Fitness | @BrixFitness
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September 04, 2017 07:15 PM PDT
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Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with fitness trainer Brix Fitness.

Brix Fitness is dedicated to showing you that no matter your background, your story, your family dynamic or current situation, YOU are in control of your life. YOU create your reality and at any moment YOU can decide to take control. Changing the way you think, will change your body and change your life.

Follow Brix Fitness on social media @BrixFitness

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Artist Spotlight - Corina Corina | @getcorinacorina
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September 11, 2017 12:00 AM PDT
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Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with NYC/Oakland emo soul vocalist Corina Corina.

Corina Corina was born in Oakland, CA and is the eldest child of political activists. Named after a classic Blues song, it seems her career path in music was set early on. Now with roots in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, Corina Corina brings a fresh and seamless synergy between 90s-style r&b, dark pop, lyrically driven hip hop and the blues and soul music she grew up on.

Known by many as one of the hardest working women in the indie music scene, she's spent years touring extensively through the USA and has performed in multiple showcases at South by Southwest in Austin and North by Northwest in Toronto.

In early 2017, Corina Corina released a mixtape tribute to Run the Jewels entitled "Run the Blues" and is putting the final touches on her third full length LP, “Hangover Music.” The album written and produced entirely by herself and Willie Green and is a reflective and hard honest look at her relationship with alcohol and her version of adulthood. Through a range of styles and moods, she has created her strongest work yet.

Follow Corina Corina on social media @getcorinacorina

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Artist Spotlight - Free5ive | @Free5ive
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September 08, 2017 12:00 AM PDT
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Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Portland, Oregon hip hop artist Free5ive.

Growing up in inner city Portland, Free5ive's passion for music started at an early age. He developed a love for many genres of music including hip hop, R&B , funk, classic rock, and country music. Although, while growing up his first love was basketball, he began to use music to express himself as he battled the impoverished gang infested environment that surrounded him. During adolescence 5ive dealt with legal issues and eventually began writing raps to help deal with the anger he felt towards the world. By age 17, 5ive had already recorded numerous remixes to industry classics and a began to record a catalog of original tracks, with heavy influences from Tupac, 50 cent and Lil Wayne.

Fast forward six years and a new generation of creatives talents are emerging out of Portland. 5ive now 23, credits his success and perfection of his craft to close friend, Warner Brother's recording artist and Portland's own TYuS (who appears on Free5ive's newly released single "Can't Trust"). Free5ive is motivated to show the world that he's ready for his turn in the light.. He boast "The time is now, I've spent long enough wondering what if!"

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Artist Spotlight -Elete Wright |@StJoeLouis
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September 06, 2017 12:00 AM PDT
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Welcome another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Elete Wright 1/3 of the hip hop group St Joe Louis.

Turning open studio sessions into the syndicate called Cloud Club and one member turning a warehouse rave into a genre bending event known as #Thread, it's no wonder a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat, NJ , and LA have everything to do with each other in the eyes of the group St. Joe Louis.

After parting ways with their first label, a car accident and losing loved ones perseverance has become second nature for this New Jersey/Los Angeles based group. However for this group comprised of Elete Wright, Michael Cardigan and Tom Chase the wait is almost over. In 2010 they worked with J.R and PH7 releasing New High 7' through Personal Records from Vienna, Austria and their first EP also alongside J.R and PH7 "My Favourite Demons" through Pro-Keds & Soulspazm in 2012. The latest 2017 LP "Coral Cadavers" produced by J.R and PH7 released on Below System Records seems only appropriate.

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Artist Spotlight - Cool Nutz | @CoolNutz
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September 04, 2017 12:00 AM PDT
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Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Portland hip hop legend Cool Nutz.

Growing up in Northeast Portland, OR, Terrance Scott pka Cool Nutz always kept his eyes on the prize. Hip-Hop culture had always played a huge role in his life, but at no point did he think that Hip-Hop and business would mix to put food on the table. Using Run DMC's "Rock Box" as his initial inspiration, Cool Nutz teamed up with childhood friend Bosco Kante to start their pursuit of the proverbial dream.

From the early days in the basement studio, to tours of Europe, Cool Nutz has represented Portland Hip-Hop not only locally, but has carried the flag for The City of Roses on a global level.

Follow Cool Nutz on social media at @CoolNutz

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Politickin’ As Usual - Episode 2
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August 28, 2017 10:21 PM PDT
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Welcome to Episode 2 of Politickin’ As Usual, the twice-a-month roundup of sports, culture and social commentary. Davey returns to discuss the money-grab fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, and whether or not it’s opened the door for more crossover boxing matches. And most important, would you care? Po and Davey will also discuss if you should feel guilty about watching and supporting the NFL, not because of Colin Kaepernick, but because football players are destroying their brains.

Artist Spotlight - TOPE | @itsTOPE
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September 02, 2017 12:00 AM PDT
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Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Oakland/Portland artist TOPE.

Producer / Rapper TOPE is considered one of the top up and coming artists in the Northwest region and has been recently featured on XXL, The Source, 2DopeBoyz, Okayplayer, Jay-Z's Life + Times, Hip Hop Wired, Hip Hop DX, and more for his album latest BROKE BOY SYNDROME. Since his debut album in 2010, TOPE has produced and/or collaborated with artists including Slum Village, Blu, Planet Asia, TiRon, Myka 9, Abstract Rude, Scarub of Living Legends, LMNO, and many many more. With a commanding stage presence and engertic live show, TOPE has shared stages with hip hop legends including Nas, Mobb Deep, Talib Kweli, Run The Jewels, Deltron 3030, Big KRIT, Dom Kennedy, Black Milk, Mac Miller, Ty Dolla $ign, Digable Planets, Hieroglyphics, Aesop Rock, The Coup, People Under The Stairs, Macklemore and countless others. In early 2014 TOPE also gained attention from Soul icon Erykah Badu herself for his TAKE YOUR TIME video.

Follow TOPE on social media at @itsTOPE

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