This week on the program, Matt welcomes Lord Xzae, Philonius Phunk, Terrible Toad King, SirenSeraph and SwagSwitcha, also known as the hip hop supergroup Symphonic Pheenix Force! With Matt, SPF talks about their origins, their new record, “Art Of Fusion,” their writing process, collaborations, influences, and inspirations. They also chat about how they choose their samples, MAGFest 2019, live shows, how they spend their down time and what the future of SPF looks like.
On the podcast this week, Matt is joined by nerd, rapper, dancer, actor and Nintendo lover, Super Smack. Together the two of them discuss Super Smack’s performance origins, his latest EP, “Neon Red,” song writing, collaborations, and his earliest gaming memories. They also discuss Smack’s roots in musical theater, his presence and plans for YouTube, tour life, his music videos and upcoming projects.
On this week’s episode, Matt welcomes back nerdcore legend and all around delightful dude, Beefy. Matt chats with Beefy about his new album, Too Big To Fail: Part 2, his longtime producing partner Tanner 4105, how nerdcore has evolved over the years — as well as what it’s like making music as a parent. The two also catch up on nerdy interests, other projects, future collaborations and more.
In this episode, Matt is joined by the nerdcore rapper whose name is his job title — the rhyming phenom, Wordburglar. The two chat about Wordburglar’s early days, inspirations, and the rap scene in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he grew up. They also geek out on his pop culture inspirations from G.I. Joe to Star Wars to Final Fantasy and beyond. Finally, they chat about some of Matt’s favorite tracks and Wordburglar’s new upcoming record “Spaceverse” which comes out on August 27th, 2019.
In this episode, Matt interviews Genuine Independent Rap Legend Jesse Dangerously! Jesse chats with Matt about the origins of his latest release, Want For Nothing by Danger Grove, which is a collaboration between him and Lizard Grove. The two also discuss Jesse’s love of magical girl anime, as well how it’s inspired him and his music. Lastly, Jesse shares the impact of rap on his life since childhood, and tells the story of how he found the indie rap scene.
In this episode, Matt welcomes Ryako, a nerdcore rapper from Brugge, Belgium. She and Matt chat about her latest record, Fangirl, her sources of inspiration, as well as some of her favorite artists both inside the genre and out. They talk about the nerdy properties that inspired the works on Fangirl, including Star Trek, Firefly, and X-Files. Ryako shares her journey from California to Belgium, adventures while shooting the video for “Starfleet Boys,” and teases exciting future projects.
Today, Matt welcomes Lex The Lexicon Artist, a Taipei-raised, Oakland-based nerd core rapper. With a debut full-length album out called Raging Ego, and two music videos (for the singles “Glasses” and “Artist Anthem”), Lex discusses her early exposure to rap in Taiwan and who her early influences were. With Matt, they discuss her visit to NYC, what it was like to perform at SXSW 2018, and chat about the connectivity of social media and how it’s helped her reach more people more quickly and directly. And so, from her love of anime to the progress she’s already made on her second album, here’s presenting Matt Storm and Lex The Lexicon Artist.
For this week’s recommendation I’ve picked something that broke through the noise last week. That song is the brand new single “Crossing A Line” by Mike Shinoda from is forthcoming solo record. The song is a stripped down and heart felt tune about moving on and moving forward. I love Mike as a rapper but I’ve also always loved his singing and this song is all singing. I love the brief drum beat bridge towards the end as well. If you grew up loving Linkin Park like I did you should definitely check this out. If you didn’t it’s also worth checking out because I believe there is enough differences that you’d dig it too.
For the first “Stormageddon Recommends…” I have a doozy. First of all, every song coming out for the Black Panther movie have been gold. My favorite thou and the song I’m recommending today is “Pray For Me” by The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar. The way it builds and the killer rhythm get me hyped every time I hear it.
Today we’re exploring the junction point of indi artistry, hip hop, comedy, and candidness… namely the self-described “Rhyme Minister” from Bromsgrove, Mr. Dan Bull. Having cultivated a devoted online following, in part owed to file sharing culture, Dan Bull is known for penning delightful odes to games and other media, for his comedic twists on familiar subjects, and for his intimate manner of encapsulating his own life experiences. On his latest album, Hip Hop Hooray, Dan Bull tackles subjects cheerful, silly, grim, and dire, offering fodder for celebration and analysis alike. Join us as we peer into the mouth of this “vicious beast”, and as we briefly address the topics of file sharing and fan art at the top of the show.