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Afrofuturism Interview on Dr. Courtney Cox’s (U of Oregon) Af Am Studies Podcast
Afrofuturism Interview on Dr. Courtney Cox’s (U of Oregon) Af Am Studies Podcast
Chats
Wednesday, 13 May 2020
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Afrofuturism Interview on Dr. Courtney Cox’s (U of Oregon) Af Am Studies Podcast

SMNTCS founder Sama’an Ashrawi appears for an interview on Dr. Courtney Cox’s (University of Oregon) Intro to African American Studies podcast to discuss the animated series he created, Afrofuturism, and what inspired it. The series is hosted by U.K. artist...

Leon Bridges and Bun B Perform UGK Classic “One Day”
Leon Bridges and Bun B Perform UGK Classic “One Day”
SMNTCS Video
Friday, 01 March 2019
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Leon Bridges and Bun B Perform UGK Classic “One Day”

The story of how Leon Bridges and Bun B linked up to perform the UGK classic “One Day” at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo is one I’ll probably have to save for the memoir, but to hold you over until then I put together...

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...

Kamasi Washington – When I Create Interview
Kamasi Washington – When I Create Interview
SMNTCS Video
Tuesday, 24 July 2018
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Kamasi Washington – When I Create Interview

Kamasi Washington sat down with SMNTCS to tape his episode of ‘When I Create’ which turned out to be an introspective and revelatory journey. Kamasi opened up about what he feels when he’s on stage, when he feels the most free, and what creation is...

Two Records with Kamasi Washington
Two Records with Kamasi Washington
SMNTCS Video
Tuesday, 24 July 2018
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Two Records with Kamasi Washington

When SMNTCS sat down with Kamasi Washington, we picked out two records we thought he might be into, and asked him to get existential in talking about them. For this installment, we picked Sun Ra’s Space Is The Place and Ornette Coleman’s The Shape of Jazz...

In Conversation With Alaina Moore (of Tennis)
In Conversation With Alaina Moore (of Tennis)
Rock
Tuesday, 23 February 2016
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In Conversation With Alaina Moore (of Tennis)

Alaina Moore (of Tennis) on surviving a tornado, loving Gwen Stefani, teaming back up with the Black Keys’ Patrick Carney. The Colorado outfit’s new album, ‘Ritual In Repeat’, is again produced by Carney.   Tennis, comprised of Alaina Moore on...

Gary Clark Jr On Making Grammy History
Gary Clark Jr On Making Grammy History
Jazz & Blues
Monday, 22 February 2016
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Gary Clark Jr On Making Grammy History

If you happen to be strolling through downtown Austin on the right night, walk into a bar like The Mohawk and look around closely. Standing in the shadows, you might just see the smiling face of the first person in the history of the GRAMMYs to...

SMNTCS Original: Clint Dempsey Talks UGK
SMNTCS Original: Clint Dempsey Talks UGK
SMNTCS Video
Monday, 22 February 2016
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SMNTCS Original: Clint Dempsey Talks UGK

Maybe you wouldn’t suspect the captain of the U.S. Men’s National Team to be a big fan of the pioneering Texas rap duo, UGK, but then you would be wrong. Once you spend time talking with Clint Dempsey, a native of Nacogdoches, Texas, it becomes...

Big Boi of OutKast Talks UGK Backstage
Big Boi of OutKast Talks UGK Backstage
Rap
Friday, 29 January 2016
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Big Boi of OutKast Talks UGK Backstage

Big Boi, and OutKast, have a long-standing historical connection to UGK. Way before either group got famous, you can hear Pimp C shouting out OutKast on the Ridin’ Dirty outro, and you can spot a few glimpses of Bun in Goodie Mob’s “Cell...