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Dante's Old South Radio Show

36 EpisodesProduced by Clifford BrooksWebsite

"Stories, songs, stanzas, and their real applications."The Southern Collective Experience's radio show, Dante's Old South, featuring poets, prose writers, musicians - and more!


26 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (June 2021)

Lyrics Born (Tom Shimura)
As the first Asian-American solo rapper to perform at Lollapalooza and Coachella and to release a greatest hits record, LYRICS BORN has broken through countless barriers to cement his illustrious career. In addition to establishing himself among the upper echelon of indie Hip Hop artists, LB has expanded his empire into film, including roles in Boots Riley’s critically acclaimed Sorry To Bother You and the Netflix film Always Be My Maybe starring comedian Ali Wong, Randall Park, and Keanu Reeves. Lyrics Born is currently working on his forthcoming collaborative compilation Lyrics Born presents: Mobile Homies Season 1.

Cutso (Paolo Bello)
DJ/producer/remixer Cutso is on-air host/mixer for Rebel Pop Radio on Wild 94.9FM and iHeartRadio. A member of The Bangerz, he also doubles as Tour DJ for Lyrics Born. In addition for an upcoming follow-up to 2019’s Rapp Nite project with Lyrics Born, Cutso is working on a new album and a Las Vegas show with the Jabbawockeez. He will also be adding more limited gear releases to his clothing brand, Cutty Mart (

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Dave Brandwein is a producer, engineer, writer, and touring musician. When Brandwein is not traveling the country with his 9-piece band Turkuaz, he’s busy in his studio writing and recording his own music, or mixing and producing other artists.

What diehard Turkuaz fans might be surprised to hear, is that Turkuaz is a departure from Dave’s musical roots. “I grew up on The Beatles and Pink Floyd, James Taylor and Paul Simon. This is who I’ve always been deep down,” shares Brandwein.

Jose Hernandez Diaz was born in Anaheim, CA (1984). He is a 2017 NEA Poetry Fellow. He holds degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and Antioch University Los Angeles. He is the author of a collection of prose poems: The Fire Eater (Texas Review Press, 2020). His work has appeared in The American Poetry Review, Boulevard, Cincinnati Review, Georgia Review, Huizache, Iowa Review, The Nation, Poetry,, and in The Best American Nonrequired Reading. He has been a finalist for The Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize, The Colorado Prize, and The National Poetry Series. Currently, he is an editor at Frontier and Palette Poetry. Additionally, he has taught creative writing at Sevilla Writers House and Litro Magazine.

Music Featured:

  1. “Don’t Call Me No More” Neal Francis
  2. “ANTI” by Lyrics Born & Cutso
  3. "Ophidiophobia" by Turkuaz
  4. "Cycles of Existential Rhyme" Chicano Batman

Special thanks go out to:

  1. Autism Speaks:
  2. The Red Phone Booth:
  3. Linden Row Inn:
  4. Office Evolution of Roswell:

Poetry read on this show is from the host’s existing books. To get a great deal on all three, please contact Clifford Brooks at

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