SMNTCS Conversations

Sama’an Ashrawi Launches ‘The Nostalgia Mixtape’ Podcast
Sama’an Ashrawi Launches ‘The Nostalgia Mixtape’ Podcast
SMNTCS Conversations
Wednesday, 21 November 2018
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Sama’an Ashrawi Launches ‘The Nostalgia Mixtape’ Podcast

SMNTCS founder Sama’an Ashrawi has launched his new storytelling series, The Nostalgia Mixtape, as a streamable podcast. The podcast’s concept is simple and almost universally relatable: the stories of memories tied to music, told by notable names. The...

Nardwuar vs Sama’an Ashrawi, Round 2
Nardwuar vs Sama’an Ashrawi, Round 2
SMNTCS Conversations
Tuesday, 06 November 2018
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Nardwuar vs Sama’an Ashrawi, Round 2

Sama’an Ashrawi returns to Nardwuar the Human Serviette’s radio show on CITR for round 2, this time to discuss his new podcast, The Nostalgia Mixtape, and play some nostalgic tunes. Below is an abridged, annotated version of our conversation. Listen to the...

Listen: Sama’an Ashrawi on AIATLA Live at SXSW
Listen: Sama’an Ashrawi on AIATLA Live at SXSW
SMNTCS Conversations
Saturday, 23 June 2018
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Listen: Sama’an Ashrawi on AIATLA Live at SXSW

SMNTCS founder Sama’an Ashrawi guested on a live taping of Am I Allowed to Like Anything? (AIATLA) at SXSW 2018, being interviewed by host Darian Harvin. Darian has a strong moral foundation that guides her infinite curiosity, it’s what makes her such a...

Protected: Chopped & Blue
Protected: Chopped & Blue
SMNTCS Conversations
Wednesday, 25 April 2018
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Protected: Chopped & Blue

There is no excerpt because this is a protected...

Speaking At The MOVE 2017 Conference
Speaking At The MOVE 2017 Conference
SMNTCS Conversations
Wednesday, 25 April 2018
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Speaking At The MOVE 2017 Conference

I had the honor of receiving an invitation from ACCESS (Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services) to speak on a panel at the MOVE 2017 conference. The panel was to be about Arabs in Hip Hop; I’m half-Arab and have worked with a...

When I Create: Angel Deradoorian Interview
When I Create: Angel Deradoorian Interview
SMNTCS Conversations
Tuesday, 24 October 2017
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When I Create: Angel Deradoorian Interview

As part of my ‘When I Create’ interview series, I sat down for a talk with one of my favorite artists, Angel Deradoorian, stage name: Deradoorian, for a fun talk that covers topics such as: one of her recurring dreams, how she creates new music,...

Nardwuar vs. Sama’an Ashrawi: Annotated
Nardwuar vs. Sama’an Ashrawi: Annotated
SMNTCS Conversations
Monday, 28 November 2016
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Nardwuar vs. Sama’an Ashrawi: Annotated

While I was in Vancouver, Nardwuar the Human Serviette invited me onto his radio show at CiTR in the amazing new Student Nest at the University of British Columbia for a guest DJ mix and interview. It was a true honor and pleasure! Nardwuar is one of my favorite...

Touré Talks Prince Biography, ‘I Would Die 4 U’
Touré Talks Prince Biography, ‘I Would Die 4 U’
Music
Thursday, 21 April 2016
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Touré Talks Prince Biography, ‘I Would Die 4 U’

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this phenomenon we call Prince’s Purple Rain. On June 25th, 1984, six months after Michael Jackson’s Thriller premiered on MTV, the world was introduced to Prince, the icon....

JMSN On How Minnie Riperton Influenced “Most Of All”
JMSN On How Minnie Riperton Influenced “Most Of All”
Music
Friday, 08 April 2016
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JMSN On How Minnie Riperton Influenced “Most Of All”

JMSN, one of our personal favorites here at SMNTCS, has some new magic for our ears. The magic is called “Most of All,” and finds JMSN handling drums, piano, guitar, singing, and writing duties, with a little help from Aaron Provisor on the Rhodes, Yuki...

Now Boarding: Curren$y & Chamillionaire talk Le$ on Jet Life
Now Boarding: Curren$y & Chamillionaire talk Le$ on Jet Life
Music
Thursday, 31 March 2016
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Now Boarding: Curren$y & Chamillionaire talk Le$ on Jet Life

For part two of my spotlight on the newest Jet Life signee, Le$, we talked with Jet Life’s lead pilot himself, Curren$y, and a certified Houston veteran, Chamillionaire, who so far is the only Houston rapper to win a Grammy (for his inescapable 2006 hit,...