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Rebel Radio is brought to you in partnership with The Art of Selling Without Selling Out. Rebel Radio shines a light on cultural pioneers and their influences, reflecting on the roots and future of underground culture. We engage the influencers who define what we wear, watch, listen to, and … read more

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Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation: I'm very, very, very confident

January 26th, 2022


Eric Hilton is one half of Thievery Corporation, the DC-based duo who made a big impact on the way the genre incorporates electic elements from other genres and parts of the world. They might be considered pioneers of …

Artist Republik founder Nick Cianfaglione: The Power of All-In

October 27th, 2021


Artist Republik is out to democratize music distribution and marketing, part of the wave of companies supporting the idea of a "middle class" artist …

Arrested Youth: Songwriting is a Daily Workout

September 29th, 2021


Arrested Youth will outwork you. He writes music every day and says he approaches music the way he approached training when he played soccer growing up.

We dig into the relationship between work ethic and creativity and …

Christie Zee: How to be a Renegade

September 1st, 2021


Christie Zee is a force.

She's a direct link to the underground and the origins of hip hop.

Producing the world's most important turntable battles as CEO of DMC USA.

Creating park jams that celebrate the essence of the …

Rob Swift: What else?

August 11th, 2021


Rob Swift is a turntable legend. He's been a DMC champion, a member of the X-Men (later X-Ecutioners) DJ crew, a solo artist and producer, with a new …

Mia Martina: Dream big

July 28th, 2021


Mia Martina is a real-life overnight success story.

Her first time in a recording studio was to record vocals for "Stereo Love" for Edward Maya. The song was an instant hit and now has over 50 million YouTube views and …

Audiomack founder Dave Macli: Play to your strengths

July 7th, 2021


Find out why Audiomack was named one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies.

Founder Dave Macli gives us some insight into how he goes about competing with the world's largest companies. "If you came up with a list …

Tritonal feat. Chad Cisneros: Productivity and Purpose

June 23rd, 2021


Tritonal's Chad Cisneros gives us some insight into how he and his partner have stayed at the top of the electronic music game for over a decade.

First, it's about productivity: "You produce when you're sad and you …

Quadio founder Marcus Welch: Talk to your people

June 9th, 2021


Marcus Welch co-founded Quadio as a streaming music platform for college students, and quickly found that his audience wanted much more than that. …

LaRoyce Hawkins: There's a War Going On

May 26th, 2021


LaRoyce Hawkins is our guest this week.

For eight seasons, he's been in your house as Officer Kevin Atwater on NBC's Chicago PD. Turns out he's also a talented rapper, comedian, poet, and has a strong sense of his …

Can't Stop Won't Stop pt. 2: Culture Precedes Politics

May 12th, 2021


Part 2 of 2. If you missed it, go back to last week's episode where we dig into the journeys of hip hop journalists-DJs-political activists-college …

Can't Stop Won't Stop pt. 1: Jeff Chang + Davey D Cook

May 5th, 2021


Part 1 of 2. There's so much good stuff in this interview we had to split it into two parts.

Jeff Chang and Davey D have written the definitive hip …

Joe Conzo Jr.: Down from Day 1

April 21st, 2021


Joe Conzo was there — with his camera — at the very beginnings of hip hop. He was homies with The Cold Crush Brothers and became the documentarian …

J Boogie: The Curator

April 14th, 2021


J Boogie has been an important part of the Bay Area underground music scene for over 25 years.

His DJ sets, remixes, and his artist project J Boogie's …

Two Beats Ahead: Inspiration everywhere

April 7th, 2021


Panos Panay and Michael Hendrix are the authors of Two Beats Ahead: What Musical Minds Teach Us About Innovation. Through conversations with artists including Pharrell, Hank Shocklee, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, and …

Zuli Jr.: Everything is direct to consumer now

March 31st, 2021


Zuli Jr. is dropping his second album — Stop It God — next month. So it gave us a great opportunity to dig into the details of how to build a career …

GuerillaOne's Eddie Donaldson: Graffiti, Hip Hop, and Kids

March 24th, 2021


Eddie and I chop it up about what it's like raising kids and how their attachment to music is different from ours, how perceptions of gay artists …

Bonus episode featuring The Artist and The Athlete with Lindsay Czarniak

March 22nd, 2021


This week we're bringing you a snippet of another great podcast: The Artist And The Athlete.

In each episode, Lindsay Czarniak brings together a musician and an athlete who share a real connection — whether that's an …

Muzik founder Jason Hardi: It has to be right

March 17th, 2021


Jason is an inventor and innovator. His latest creation is the Vision headphone, from his company Muzik, which puts a camera into a pair of …

EI.Ventures founder David Nikzad: Invest in yourself

March 10th, 2021


David started as a club and rave promoter in DC, where he learned "how to spend a dollar to make $10" and how to create experience for his guests.

He …

Alphonso Rawls: Design for the culture

March 3rd, 2021


This week we talk to Alphonso Rawls — former pro skater and a leader in skate shoe design.

While he was riding for brands like Airwalk, Etnies, Droors, Duff's, among others, he began designing shoes for many of those …

Monalisa Murray: Let me just start this

February 24th, 2021


Monalisa is one of those "it's the journey, not the destination" kind of people.

She's played a big role in the LA club scene and music scene for many …

Street art during quarantine with Eddie Donaldson + Estevan Oriol replay

February 10th, 2021


Catching up with the homie Eddie Donaldson — sometime co-host of Rebel Radio and founder of street art consultancy Guerilla One. Eddie works with …

Cameron Almasi: How to compete with huge companies

February 3rd, 2021


Cameron is founder of Intertia Artist Management which handles the careers of some artists on the bubble (meaning you prolly never heard of them but …

Mario Kristian: There's no rules to any of this

January 27th, 2021


Mario is co-founder of No Free Coffee, a new coffee brand dipped in urban culture sensibilities ("fire merch"), and launching with Clubhouse chats, …

Nimesh Patel: How to get people to pay you on YouTube

January 13th, 2021


Nimesh Patel is getting us through quarantine. With two comedy specials — Jokes for Quarantine and PATEL2020 — plus an album — Head Nimesh In Charge — plus snippets popping up reguarly on YouTube and TikTok, he's giving …

Mark de Clive-Lowe: Collaboration, Community and Label Partnerships

December 23rd, 2020


We catch Mark de Clive-Lowe at home, but only because it's 2020. Otherwise, he pretty much lives on the road, jumping all over the world to play and make music that spans jazz, hip hop, house.

Although the first album in …

Soren Baker's Guide to Greatness

December 16th, 2020


Soren Baker is a good listener. We get him talking about what he's learned in thousands of interviews for outlets including The Source, Hip Hop DX, the LA Times, in addition to his own Unique Access Entertainment …

Kash Johns: Focus on results

December 9th, 2020


Kash Johns is a powerhouse of positive energy. It's no wonder his Atlanta-based company — Winners Circle Publishing & Management — is turning into a real hit factory, with 3 Grammy awards and over 30 #1 hits so far. founder Matt Falcinelli: How to Tell a Story

December 3rd, 2020

1:05:25 is a streetwear and sneaker marketplace featuring hundreds of brands. You can imagine how quickly the business must be growing this year.

Matt Falcinelli is the founder and CEO after learning the ins and outs …

Stormi Maya: You got to be unapologetic

November 9th, 2020


Stormi Maya knows how to get shit done. Almost a dozen music releases this year + a movie in the works + keeping up a YouTube, OnlyFans, Instagram. She may be best known for her appearances in the 2019 movie Hustlers, …

Jazerai Allen-Lord: Be willing to walk away

November 4th, 2020


Jazerai Allen-Lord says that sneakers are at the center of modern culture. We believe her. She's been writing about sneakers for over a decade, …

Shawn Prez: You have to answer the call

October 27th, 2020


Shawn Prez was building an incredible career at Bad Boy Entertainment, playing a key role in turning Puffy's company into a powerhouse of hitmaking …

Adrian Younge: Stay focused

October 21st, 2020


This week we connect with producer / composer Adrian Young for a masterclass in focus and discipline. Adrian is perhaps best known for his …

Arabian Prince: In order to succeed, you've got to fail

October 13th, 2020


Check out Arabian Prince's latest venture at He's doing important work to help small businesses respond to COVID-19. He was one of the founders of NWA. As he tells it, he left the group early on …

Icon Collective co-founder David Alexander: Be of Service

October 6th, 2020


Today's episode opens with a story David was telling as we were setting up to record. It's so good that we kept it in the show. The beginning is cut off, but the setup is that he went to Ultra Music Festival one year …

Special episode featuring The Passion Economy with Adam Davidson

September 30th, 2020

This week we are dropping a taste of another great podcast into our feed. Check out a snippet of The Passion Economy, hosted by journalist Adam Davidson. Each week Adam talks to entrepreneurs who are thriving by …

Reverse episode: Ethan Baer interviews Josh about leadership

September 21st, 2020


Once in a while I like to practice giving up control. This week I hand over the mic (Not literally, we both had mics otherwise you'd only hear one …

Disco Donnie: Time + Effort + Love

September 14th, 2020


Legendary rave promoter Disco Donnie is our guest this week. He was perhaps the only promoter to be prosecuted under the draconian "crack house statutes" that were invoked to try to bring down dance music in the late …

Jerry Wonda: Make people feel good

August 26th, 2020


Jerry Wonda's discography reads like the Billboard chart: Since co-producing the Fugee's mega-hit album The Score, he's worked with artists including Carlos Santana, Mary J. Blige, Busta Rhymes, Miguel, Lupe Fiasco, …

Proximity's Blake Coppelson: From curation to creation

August 12th, 2020


Blake Coppelson turned his Proximity YouTube channel into a record label and is now building the company into a lifestyle brand. Want to learn how? First, he built the channel up to 8 million subscribers by posting the …

Peace Inside Live with Shira Lazar and Jordana Reim: How to make the most of what you have

August 5th, 2020


I love this one because we're highlighting two entrepreneurs building something in the middle of a pandemic. They aren't waiting for things to get back to normal. They know they don't have it all figured out. They're …

Felix Jaehn: How to water the good seeds

July 29th, 2020


I caught up with Felix over FaceTime at his home in Berlin. At only 25, he's already had a #1 hit in over 55 countries (2014 remix of Omi's Cheerleader), and been through the ups and downs of mental health challenges …

Raymond Roker: How to win by evolving with the seasons

July 22nd, 2020


This is a special episode. Raymond Roker has been more of a mentor to me than probably anyone else. He gave me my first job out of college and he …

Persue: How to build a brand that will outlive you

July 14th, 2020


Could Bunny Kitty become the next Snoopy? Persue is gonna find out. Today, graf artist Persue gives us a masterclass in branding. After getting his …

Gareth Emery: Never Give Up

July 8th, 2020

On this episode we introduce a new co-host: Ethan Baer. Ethan is SVP and head of electronic music at Create Music Group and was previously co-founder of Ethan is a talented entrepreneur and was a guest on a the …

Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff of Lettuce: Be Both a Leader and a Follower

June 30th, 2020

"We're all human and we're all going to have some days where it feels like the walls are crashing in around us. But most of the time, I think if you can focus on the tasks at hand rather than the big picture, that's …

Bear Grillz: Build The Hype

June 24th, 2020

Bear Grillz is in a category with Marshmello, Deadmau5, Daft Punk — he DJs in costume, in his case a giant bear head. Despite that light-hearted approach to stage presence, he takes his business seriously. He started …

Ryden: Be Your Own Superhero

June 9th, 2020

One of the amazing things about music is how people come to it as a career. Some start out as kids and never stop down that path. Others pick it up late and just jump right in. Ryden shows us that maybe the path …

David Flores: Get in where you fit in

May 27th, 2020

** This episode is part of our long-running Art x Rebels series in partnership with Guerilla One and co-hosted by Eddie Donaldson. To stay up on …

C-Minus: It's all in how much you pay attention to the record

May 12th, 2020

C-Minus has been at the center of LA's hip hop scene for many years, from multiple mixshows on POWER106 to behind the wheels at Motown on Mondays to …

AMP Music Summit: Together we will emerge stronger

May 5th, 2020

This week we bring you a short episode introducing the AMP Music Summit, a virtual music industry conference we're creating in collaboration with …

sKitz Kraven: I want patience, but I don't want to wait for it

April 22nd, 2020

This is one of those "don't judge a book by its cover" episodes. sKitz Kraven is a horrorcore rapper and has been called "the Marilyn Manson of rap," which either appeals to you or it doesn't. What we found out is that …

Dennis White aka Latroit: Is selling out even still a thing?

April 8th, 2020

It's another episode of my ongoing debate with Dennis White about everything related to music, business, and culture. This time we're talking abou …

Steingold: "Everything I've gotten is from being in the mix"

April 1st, 2020

Music heads are going to love this one. Steingold is our latest guest representing Detroit. He's in good company. So far we've had Kenny Larkin, …

Janet Varney: "Am I a surgeon saving lives? No way."

March 24th, 2020

Janet Varney is a boss. She's an actress on hit TV shows like You're The Worst, The Legend of Korra, and Stan Against Evil. She's the host of the awesome podcast, The JV Club where she talks to friends and other actors …

James Andrews: Hip hop is the way we do business

March 18th, 2020

James Andrews is the definition of a hustler. He moves with ease through music, technology, investment circles — collecting and connecting. He came …

Latroit: How to win a GRAMMY

March 10th, 2020

We're back once again with Dennis White aka Latroit aka Static Revenger. He was our very first guest ever, and came back a couple years ago and interviewed me. Links below. Since then he won a GRAMMY for best remix of …

Brent Rollins: I want my work to speak for me

March 3rd, 2020

Brent Rollins is one of the people responsible for the way our culture looks. He has been creative director at Complex and Ego Trip (including The …

Too $hort: Make it last forever

February 25th, 2020

If West Coast hip hop had its own Mount Rushmore, Too $hort would definitely be on it. The living legend was gracious enough to invite us into his …

Ryan Kavanaugh: How to be a player (without playing the game)

February 19th, 2020

Ryan Kavanaugh has been a controversial figure in entertainment. He built a very successful business at Relativity — perhaps the largest independent …

Tayy Brown: I get DMs talking about "you changed my life"

January 29th, 2020

Tayy Brown didn't set out to make music with a message, but sometimes the message finds you. "I got a DM from somebody, said that they was close to committing suicide, and they said that I helped them. That's when I …

John Lewis: More throttle, less brake

January 22nd, 2020

John Lewis is what you get when you combine a corporate dude, an entrepreneur, and a motorcyclist. He's passionate, but tempered, realistic. He rode up to our studio to share some lessons he learned working at Nike, …

Junior Sanchez LIVE at ADE: Look how records affect people

January 8th, 2020

This episode is a master class in house music. Junior Sanchez is perhaps the youngest of the house music dons. He's at the tail end of the giants …

DJ B-Hen: How do you show up for people?

December 10th, 2019

DJ B-Hen comes by the studio to show us how it all matters: Not just the work we do, but how we present the work, how we talk about the work, how we sell the work. This dude has his game tight. He's bringing new …

LP Giobbi: Get there sooner

November 19th, 2019

LP Giobbi is a busy woman. We were lucky to get a few minutes with her backstage at the Shrine before she opened for Sofi Tukker. In addition to a national tour, she's still producing and releasing music; and she's a …

24KGoldn: I want to make music that everybody can listen to

October 30th, 2019

24KGoldn came by the studio to tell us how he became an instant campus legend at USC, how he's building his career with music, marketing, and …

Sneakertopia founders Steve & Justin: Get out and experience culture

October 16th, 2019

Sneakertopia is a new experience launching this morning in LA, bringing sneaker culture, street art, music, and more under one roof. Plus …

Cito featuring Suigeneris: Stay consistent / creativity takes practice

October 1st, 2019

This week's guest brought a surprise guest. Cito AKA Cito on the Beat is a producer on the rise. He already has tracks with some of today's biggest …

Daniel Miller: Find the story

September 18th, 2019

Daniel Miller is a journalist at the LA Times. He's also the creator and host of the Larger Than Life podcast which chronicles the fascinating life …

Kevin Allocca: Stay curious LIVE from Cannes Lions

September 10th, 2019

Kevin Allocca gets paid to do what most of us do for free: Watching YouTube videos. I caught up with Kevin at the YouTube beach club during Cannes Lions and he took a half hour away from speaking on-stage and advising …

Samantha Ronson: The Tastemaker LIVE from Cannes Lions

August 27th, 2019

I met up with Samantha Ronson at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity and we sat on the rooftop of the FQ Lounge overlooking the Bay of Cannes. Not a bad place to talk to one of the world's most interesting DJs. The …

DJ Brace: Show and prove

August 7th, 2019

This week we sit down with DMC champion and Juno Award (that's like a Canadian Grammy) winner DJ Brace. If you look him up online, you'll learn pretty quickly that the term DJ doesn't really do him justice. Sure, he …

Dave Navarro: How to remain teachable

July 23rd, 2019

Join us for another ARTWORK REBELS episode in partnership with Guerilla One. Dave Navarro has done it all. He was a founding member of Jane's Addiction and then played with Red Hot Chili Peppers and then started his …

DJ Z-Trip: On Taking Chances

July 17th, 2019

Josh sat down with the legendary DJ Z-Trip at the LA Times Festival of Books. Z-Trip shares his stories about his incredible journey as a DJ, producer, remixer, and some of the creative choices he's made along the …

Bob Moz of Techstars: Give First

July 2nd, 2019

Bob Moczydlowsky (aka Bob Moz) runs Techstars Music, a startup accelerator designed to help entrepreneurs solve problems for music. He sits at the …

Feed Me: The audio and the visual

June 25th, 2019

People love to talk about how genres don't matter in music anymore. And yet, they do. Feed Me aka Spor aka Seventh Stitch aka Jon has been making …

Jade Catta-Preta: How to find your rhythm

June 3rd, 2019

Jade Catta-Pretta is building a career on two continents. She's a Brazilian-American comedian / actor and she's making it happen in both …

Sian: Focus on what matters

May 21st, 2019

Seems like we're having a lot of techno these days! Sian is a DJ, producer, founder of Octopus Recordings. In other words, he's a busy man. Quiet as kept, he's not content with just making people dance. In our …

Nathan Bell: Have fun with it and be as honest as possible

May 15th, 2019

Nathan Bell is a designer, a gallery artist, and a DJ. He brought some fresh ideas to a stale category when he did a collection for Nike Running …

Detroit techno legend Kenny Larkin: Get back on stage

April 23rd, 2019

Kenny Larkin is considered a master in techno circles, blending soul and technology to push boundaries and make you dance. He's one of those "your …

Ana Kasparian of The Young Turks: Do something crazy because it feels right

April 16th, 2019

Ana Kasparian is a host of The Young Turks — the #1 online news channel — and of her own podcast #NOFILTER. We quickly learned that she's a source of wisdom and incredible energy. Ana joined us on stage at The Ace …

Chace Infinite: How to stay fresh

April 2nd, 2019

Chace Infinite is multi-talented: rapper as the face of Self Scientific, manager of A$AP Rocky, marketer, entrepreneur.He takes us through the twists …

Silva: Always make them feel comfortable

March 26th, 2019

Silva is an important voice in electronic music, with radio shows on Dash Radio, iHeart, and Wav. She came by the studio to give us some interview tips and tell us how she's built her confidence through …

Laroussi: How to Reinvent

March 13th, 2019

Laroussi was making noise in her native Holland. Hit records, awards, all signs pointing to success. But something was missing, so she picked up and …

Laura Cathcart Robbins: How to be the only one in the room

March 7th, 2019

Laura Cathcart Robbins writes and tells stories that cut through the bullshit. She's vulnerable and real, revealing things about herself, her …

DEFER: How to find the flow

February 20th, 2019

This week we go deep Eddie from Guerilla One and our guest DEFER. From graffiti to eastern philosophy to what it means to have a work ethic in a creative field. Check it out now. If you liked this one, check out our …

Matt Orlove: How to create an experience

January 30th, 2019

Matt Orlove is an unlikely party promoter. He runs his business like a business, and that's what's enabled him to grow from one party in one city to over 200 parties a year in America's top clubbing markets. He gives …

Yumi: How to work through the fear

January 18th, 2019

Yumi stops by our studio to brainstorm new business ideas. The singer / model / YouTuber gives us some insights into how she's building a career …

Jon Sidel: Why wouldn't you want to be a rock star?

January 2nd, 2019

Jon Sidel has been a key figure in LA’s club, restaurant, and music communities since the 80s. Along with his partner, the late Matt Dike — …

Louie Vega: You have to put in the time

December 18th, 2018

Warning: This episode contains a lot of great music. If you like house music, you owe Louie Vega a debt of gratitude. As a DJ, remixer, producer, label head, and as one half of Masters at Work, Louie has had a big hand …

Jean-Michel Jarre: Nothing's impossible

December 11th, 2018

Jean-Michel Jarre is a living legend: selling over 80 million records, most of which were probably never played on radio — performing groundbreaking shows all over the world, from Coachella to China and Saudi Arabia …

Cypress Hill's DJ Muggs: Slow down and get more done

November 28th, 2018

Another episode in our Artwork Rebels series in partnership with Guerilla One and co-host Eddie Donaldson. Few people have has as big an impact on …

Fusicology's Asya Shein: Know what business you're in

November 12th, 2018

I love the way Asya knows her business is is super focused. Her site, Fusicology, is about helping you find events to go to if you love global soul …

Estevan Oriol: How to get the shot

October 30th, 2018

Estevan Oriol is known for capturing the raw essence of street life. He's been documenting street culture for over two decades, co-created the …

ANIIML! How to focus on creativity

October 24th, 2018

ANIIML is back! This time with more exclamation points! The artist formerly known as ANML, formerly known as Lila Rose, is back in our studio to tell us what she learned over the last year: Mainly to delegate some of …

Dennis Morris: Walk like Bob Marley; fight like Johnny Rotten

October 10th, 2018

Another episode in our Artwork Rebels series in partnership with Guerilla One and co-host Eddie Donaldson. Dennis Morris has had a fascinating life, spending quality time behind the camera with some of music’s most …

Georgii Speakman: How to be an OUT.LI.ER

October 3rd, 2018

Georgii Speakman is a creative, an entrepreneur, a hustler. She hosts a show on Dash Radio called Outlier, where she interviews innovators and entrepreneurs. She was gracious enough to have me on the show and I got …

Woodies founder Cory Stout: How to build moats around your business

September 18th, 2018

Cory Stout is the founder and "captain" of Woodies sunglasses. More than making cool shades, he's found a way to run a business that suits his …

Scott Nathan: The storyteller

September 11th, 2018

Scott Nathan made his bones as a photographer, but after you listen to our interview, you'll agree he should have been a storyteller. From the crazy …

DJ Revolution: How to operate under pressure

September 5th, 2018

DJ Revolution was the DJ on the World Famous Wake-Up Show for 12 years. He’s an instructor at Scratch Academy, host of The Cut on YouTube, producer, …

Beatie Wolfe: How to change the game

August 29th, 2018

Beatie Wolfe has something to prove — to herself, perhaps, but to all of us — about the way music moves us and about how the way we experience it …

MICK @ Cannes Lions: I treat my life like a brand

August 21st, 2018

MICK (formerly Mick Boogie) is co-creator of my favorite mixtape series, Summertime vols. 1-9, which he produces with DJ Jazzy Jeff. So I was excited …

Sak Pase: How to flow

August 13th, 2018

Sak Pase is a dope producer. Just ask his clients — Kanye, Jay-Z, Rhianna, Busta Rhymes, TI, the list goes on. He comes by our studio to share some secrets he's learned in his journey from being discovered in a Yahoo! …

Sophia Bush: How to stand for something

August 10th, 2018

Rebel Radio LIVE at Collision Conference Part 3 of 3: Sophia Bush I love how ready Sophia Bush is to give us a piece of her mind. And to stand her …

Anastasia Ashley: Keep trying

August 1st, 2018

Rebel Radio LIVE at Collision Conference Part 2 of 3: Anastasia Ashley Anastasia Ashley has been surfing since she was five years old and did her …

Jillionaire: You have to put in the work

July 25th, 2018

Rebel Radio LIVE at Collision Conference Part 1 of 3: Jillionaire We caught up with Jillionaire at the Collision Conference in New Orleans this …

Bosko: Know your audience (reUPLOAD)

July 17th, 2018

This is part two of my interview with Bosko, the super producer and now tech entrepreneur. Check out last week’s episode to hear about his history, our history together, and how he made his way as a young man coming up …

Bosko: How to coach yourself (or find a coach)

July 2nd, 2018

So many good lessons in this one. So many that we cut it into two parts. You may know Bosko from his work with E-40, or Kanye. He’s an old friend …

Ali Shaheed Muhammad: We're doing our own thing

June 25th, 2018

THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL LIVE EPISODE: Ali Shaheed Muhammad is a hero of mine, maybe yours too. First of all, there’s the music. The music of A Tribe Called Quest. If don’t know Low End Theory, put down this …

Jimmy O. Yang: The chase is the excitement

June 18th, 2018

Jimmy O. Yang returns. Jimmy was on our show a couple years ago, and his career keeps blowing up. We’d like to think we have something to do with that. But it’s probably the hilarious book How to American: An …

Bella Fiasco: How to beat the stereotypes

June 5th, 2018

Bella Fiasco is a great name for a DJ, and she's a great DJ. Great enough to get the stamp of approval from the World Famous Beat Junkies. She took a break from playing hot parties and dropping mixtapes to tell us what …

Chris Denson: How to dis somebody without making them feel bad

May 29th, 2018

Chris Denson has had a fascinating career so far — from standup comedy to TV production to helping the world’s largest brands with innovation and hosting the Innovation Crush podcast. His new book, Crushing the Box: 10 …

Retna: How to Evolve

May 13th, 2018

How many people can say they’ve created their own alphabet? Retna has. And it’s showing up on walls, billboards, and art galleries all over the world. We stopped in to Retna’s studio for another episode in our Art X …

Steve1der: How to keep it moving

May 8th, 2018

Steve1der is a top remixer, DJ, producer, podcaster. He knows what he’s doing behind the tables and in the studio. He’s also incredibly outspoken …

Rude Jude: How to boss up

April 24th, 2018

Rude Jude is one of my favorite people to talk to. He makes me feel like I’m his square cousin — the non-drinker, non-drug user, non-hot head — who I respect and admire but often disagree with. Doesn’t matter that we …

Clint Schaff of the LA Times: How to stay interested

April 17th, 2018

Clint Schaff is the homie, and also one of the creative forces behind the Dirty John podcast, NEWSTORY at Festival of Books (which happens to include a LIVE Rebel Radio interview with Ali Shaheed Muhammad, coming soon) …'s Ethan Baer: Learn to love learning

April 2nd, 2018

You might know that is a co-presenter of Rebel Radio. You might have clicked on this episode because they told you to. This week, co-founder …

HipHopDX founder Sharath Cherian: Hip hop doesn’t die until the American dream dies

March 22nd, 2018

Interviews like this are why I do this show. It starts with some good hip hop stories, old school, new school, and then we get into some amazing …

Jay Shetty: How to work at the pace of love

March 5th, 2018

Jay Shetty took a break from getting millions of video views to come talk to us about making wisdom go viral. He calls himself a former monk who is now spreading love and wisdom through the internet. He’s actually a …

The Captains of Industry: How to keep it fun

February 21st, 2018

Here’s what I love about Graham Funke and Stone Rokk: They’re great DJs, even if sometimes I don’t like the selection. “I play bad music well,” Graham says. They don’t take themselves too seriously, even when being …

DJ Morse Code: How to struggle

February 14th, 2018

Morse Code has been named the best DJ in America. He’s one half of Pools with (thee) Mike B, making chill house music for a pool party vibe. He …

LA Riots: Don't get accustomed to the lifestyle

February 7th, 2018

Daniel and John from LA Riots are pumping out underground hits and remixes for the best labels in dance music: Fool’s Gold, Dim Mak, Insomniac, …

DJ Excel: There is no Plan B

January 31st, 2018

It’s popular to think technology has made DJing easy. DJ Excel says it’s harder than ever. "When I started, you only had to do a portion of what I …

Helen Feng: There's no such thing as personal success

January 23rd, 2018

The third in a series of interviews brought to you LIVE from Beijing. Helen Feng sings under the name Nova Heart and has been called the Blondie of China, especially interesting since she isn't blonde. What she is, …

Nathaniel Davis: Using music to connect with people

January 9th, 2018

We caught up with Nathaniel Davis in Beijing last month. He's an old friend, and a big part of the indie music scene all across China — from the …

Miao Wong: It's got to be steady, accurate, and hard

January 3rd, 2018

Rebel Radio LIVE in China. This is the first of four interviews with recorded on the road in Beijing. We had the opportunity to catch-up with some of …

Michael Tullberg: How to capture the moment

December 20th, 2017

Photographer Michael Tullberg has witnessed the growth of dance music through the lens of his camera for over two decades. He came by the studio to …

Thes One: How to do it (all) yourself

December 6th, 2017

Thes One — one half of People Under the Stairs — is not going to teach us how to become an underground hip hop legend. But he will teach us how to manage every aspect of our business, how to look beyond genres and …

Brent Bushnell: Take your kids to business meetings

November 27th, 2017

Brent Bushnell is taking on big challenges. Bringing VR to the masses. Teaching STEAM to kids (and maybe adults) through entertainment. Now he’s …

Dave Anthony LIVE at LA Podcast Festival: Don’t let the bass player sing

November 22nd, 2017

This year Rebel Radio was invited to participate in the LA Podcast Festival. We chose as our guest the founder of the festival, Dave Anthony, who is …

Patrick Hoelck: How to tell your story

November 8th, 2017

Patrick Hoelck is a photographer, filmmaker, music video director, interviewer, podcaster. He combines an eye for beauty with a first-hand experience …

Corey McGuire of Winston House: How to go big without getting too big

November 1st, 2017

Around LA, Winston House has become something of an open secret. Even knowing about it, or better yet, having been, instantly makes you look a whole …

Adam 12 and Brian Tarney: How to trust your instincts

October 18th, 2017

We had Adam 12 on the show a couple years because he’s a great DJ. If you don’t know, he used to DJ for Obama, Prince, and lots of other important …

ANML: How to find happiness in the struggle

October 10th, 2017

ANML has a great story to tell. On the cusp of releasing her new EP, Release!, she shares some lessons she’s learned getting to this point. Although it’s still pretty early in her career, she’s already gone through a …

Josh Glazer: How to ask for what you want

October 10th, 2017

Josh Glazer is the host of the Rave Curious podcast, where he’s becoming the Mark Maron of techno. He came by the Rebel Radio studios to reminisce …

DJ Spider: How to win friends like Bill Murray, Ray Liotta, and Mariah Carey

September 19th, 2017

DJ Spider was on our show last year, telling great stories about the "Whole Foods Parking Lot" video and the Donald Trump pisstake he made into a …

Richard Greene: Part 2 - How to focus on what matters most

September 7th, 2017

In part one of our interview, Richard shared some insights he picked up as Tony Robbins’s lawyer, and told us about the work he’s doing to improve …

Richard Greene: Part 1 - How to do what you love

August 22nd, 2017

Richard Greene is one of the smartest people you’re likely to come across. A few decades back, as a young lawyer, he attended Tony Robbins’s very first seminar. Moved by what he heard, he approached Tony to thank him …

Steve Hofstetter: How to focus on the audience

August 9th, 2017

Josh’s guest Steve Hofstetter knows that when he goes up on stage, his job is to make sure the crowd has a good time. It’s not about getting through his set, telling the jokes he’s worked hard at writing, or destroying …

Special edition: The reverse interview with Dennis White

July 25th, 2017

Dennis White was my first guest on Rebel Radio when we launched two years ago. He shared some great stories about how he’s built a career making music in various forms, various genres, under various names. It was a …

Mark Jones: Be who you are. Don't be somebody else.

July 11th, 2017

I caught up with Mark in London at the legendary Dean St. Studios. They were kind enough to let us use a room for our interview. Mark is the founder of Wall of Sound records, which has been an influential dance music …

Aisha Jade: How to be a private person in the public eye

July 5th, 2017

I love how Aisha describes “doing social media” as her job. It’s accurate, but I’ve never heard anyone express it that way. The former Big Brother …

Zen Freeman: How to give people what they actually want

June 21st, 2017

You might say Zen Freeman leads a charmed life. He DJs for the sexiest brands in the sexiest places around the world. He also does festivals and clubs, and makes his own music. In today’s episode, he gives us a glimpse …

Roman Tsunder: How to put a dent in the universe

June 13th, 2017

Roman is one of those dudes who thinks he can take over the world. Spend enough time with him and you’ll believe it too — maybe about him, and more …

Ian Karmel: How to find your tribe

June 5th, 2017

Ian takes being funny very seriously. He’s down to outwork folks around him, and isn’t afraid of a little luck when it comes his way. In our …

Old Man Saxon: How to be vulnerable

May 30th, 2017

Old Man Saxon stopped by the studio to teach us how living in his car for a year made him a better rapper, why the history of hip hop isn’t important for young rappers, and why race (still) matters in hip hop. He helps …

DJ Will Clarke: How to make sure people have the best time ever

May 24th, 2017

We caught up with DJ Will Clarke before he took the DoLab stage at Coachella, week 2. He started playing clubs at 13 in his hometown of Bristol, UK, …

Sofi Tukker: How to be an ambassador for joy

May 17th, 2017

Welcome to our second of three episodes recorded live at Coachella. Super big shout-out to the folks at Goldenvoice for hooking us up with press …

DoLab's Jesse Flemming: How to do it without a plan

May 9th, 2017

This week we bring you the first of three episodes recorded live on the field at Coachella. We talked the Coachella people into giving us press …

Vans Warped Tour's Kevin Lyman: It never gets easy

May 3rd, 2017

Kevin Lyman has accomplished more in the last year than most people will in their whole lives. He’s the founder of the Vans Warped Tour, the nation’s …

DJ Vice: How to be cool with making mistakes

April 26th, 2017

Vice is the type of dude to make everything seem easy. His DJ mixes sound effortless, jumping between genres as if they didn’t even exist; he’s a natural interviewer on his YouTube show, Electric Taco; and he seems to …

Espree Devora: How to get it done

April 19th, 2017

In today’s episode, Espree Devora is going to teach us about being all-in. She blew through our studio like a whirlwind of positive energy, and told …

Karam Gill: Lessons from the G-Funk era

April 12th, 2017

G-Funk was the sound that truly brought hip-hop into the mainstream. Dr. Dre’s The Chronic ignited a cultural firestorm that would blaze for the …

Jon Levy: How to work 100% of the time

March 29th, 2017

Jon Levy calls himself a nerd. But his life is anything but nerdy. He’s the author of The 2 AM Principle, lessons gathered as he built his own life of adventure. He’s also managed to surround himself with interesting …

Catherine Burns: Live from SXSW

March 22nd, 2017

"This job is one of the great loves of my life, so I feel so lucky to get to do it.” What an amazing thing to be able to say about your work. So much better than her previous career: "The thing I hated about it the …

Mark Sperling: Do What You Love

March 15th, 2017

Mark Sperling is a connector. He connects people to knowledge and each other through his Group Y events and online community. He connects brands to …

Reva DeVito: How to show up for people

March 7th, 2017

Reva DeVito: Show up for the people that are showing up for you Strong mind, young grasshopper. If you’re familiar with Reva DeVito’s music, you …

Nico Golfar: How to Be a Collector of People

March 2nd, 2017

Nico is better with people than anyone we know. Famous people, rich people, even people like you. That's because he treats everyone like they're important.  He comes by the Rebel Radio studio to tell us how he does it. …

Netta Shalgi: Why you actually need to reinvent the wheel

February 22nd, 2017

Luggage isn’t an industry you’d think of as ripe for disruption. Unless your name is Netta Shalgi. Today’s guest set out to make a better suitcase. He started his journey 11 years ago with an idea and some design …

Rapper Big Pooh: How to be scared and do it anyway

February 15th, 2017

Rapper Big Pooh drops by the studio to drop knowledge on us. A lot of people thought his group, Little Brother, was going to be the next generation’s version of A Tribe Called Quest. Then they broke up. Pooh talks …

Mike Walbert: How to get in sync with the culture

February 7th, 2017

If you’re in the hip hop business, you have to be down with A3C. Part festival, part conference, it’s been called hip hop’s family reunion. It’s part …

Sam Spiegel: I need strong people around me

February 1st, 2017

Sam Spiegel tells us how about the time he critiqued Kanye West’s music, and Kanye liked it. We dropped by Sam’s house to soak up some knowledge. He gave us water and let us in on the secrets to his success. - How he …

DJ Skee: How to just go for it and not worry about mistakes

January 25th, 2017

DJ Skee has retired from more successful careers than most people have ever had. He's been a DJ, producer, marketer, TV host. Mark Cuban called him …

Justin Rezvani: How to be Relentless

January 18th, 2017

Justin Rezvani wants me to get an Amazon Echo. I don’t want an Amazon Echo. I want Apple to get it’s shit together and make products that blow us all away. What’s great about Justin is that he isn’t weighted down by …

You have to be self centered because you have to put your art first. — With Erik Abel

January 9th, 2017

Today’s guest has seen all sides of the music business. Erik Abel been an artist, producer, DJ, and most recently booking agent for folks like The …

DJ Hapa: How to appreciate every single moment

January 2nd, 2017

Epilepsy affects one in 26 people. Hapa is one of them. True to his nature, he doesn’t hide from his condition. Instead he uses it as a vehicle to inspire and enlighten. Kind of the same way he approaches his DJ …

DJ Hapa: How to be bilingual in business.

December 28th, 2016

Calling Hapa a DJ doesn’t quite tell the whole story. Actually, his story is so big that we had to split the interview in to two episodes so we could …

Mr. Choc: How to be a team player

December 22nd, 2016

Mr. Choc is a great DJ. You probably already know that. He’s been on Southern California airwaves and parties for over three decades. He stops by the Rebel Radio studios to explain why DJing is a team sport. Choc has …

Taso: How to keep it positive no matter what

December 13th, 2016

Taso is an interesting dude. Boston street kid with a heavy spiritual side and a powerful positive mental attitude. In our interview, he quotes The …

Patti Astor: Vote With Your Feet. Vote in the Street

December 7th, 2016

Patti Astor is punk as f… She was the star of hip hop first great b-movie, Wild Style. As the owner of the FUN Gallery, she helped to promote the careers of important graffiti artists like Jean Michel Basquiat, Dondi, …

Slimkid3: It's good when you hit rock bottom because there's nothing but you.

November 28th, 2016

Slimkid3 was a member of The Pharcyde back in the 90s, bringing us some of the most fun hip-hop at a time when most of the music coming out of New York and LA was so damn serious. Their hits like "Passin’ Me By” and …

Bua: As an artist you have to evolve

November 23rd, 2016

Bua blends hip hop, graffiti, and fine art in a way that’s completely unique. His painting, The DJ, is among the highest-selling posters of all time. I’m sure a lot of you have had it hanging in your bedrooms. But Bua …

Shira Lazar: How to be a boss in Social Media

November 14th, 2016

Shira Lazar graciously let us into her home, made us espresso, and gave us her secrets to being a digital media celebrity. More than almost anyone else, Shira has bridged the gap between traditional and digital media. …

Melanie Maras: You can't just start beating someone with a stick.

November 9th, 2016

This week, Josh brings back his sometimes co-host Cassandra. If you love Cassandra, let us know and we’ll try to coax her back into the studio. If you don’t love Cassandra, what’s wrong with you? We’re not exactly …

James Haunt: How to make people want more

October 31st, 2016

This week’s episode is part of our ARTxWORK REBELS series, in partnership with Guerilla One. Check out all of the ARTxWORK REBELS episodes at James Haunt comes through the studio to tell us how he’s …

Jarret Myer: How to be number one at something

October 26th, 2016

Jarret Myer is one of our favorite entrepreneurs. He's built at least three successful companies, including Rawkus Records, which helped launch the …

Milana Vayntrub: Enough about me; let’s talk about you

October 23rd, 2016

Milana is the star of your favorite AT&T commercials (Her character may or may not be called “the cute and funny girl in the blue shirt.”) as well as the hit YouTube show Let’s Talk About Something More Interesting. …

Le Youth: How to fail your way to success

October 15th, 2016

Le Youth is going to teach us about reinvention and goal setting. He makes great house music with a sexy infusion of R&B, but it wasn’t always that way. After early success in the music business, it all went pear …

Jennifer Kushell: How to do what you love and make a global impact

October 1st, 2016

This week we bring you a very special recording of our first ever LIVE podcast. Brought to you in partnership with Honda Financial Services. To all …

Mattie Safer: How to Find Something Better

September 28th, 2016

Mattie Safer has made music across three genres. You might know him as the bassist for The Rapture, the indie (or something) band whose track House of Jealous Lovers was called a top-10 song of the decade by NME. But …

Michael Delahaut: How to make opportunity come to you

September 27th, 2016

This episode is part of our ongoing ARTWORK REBELS series — hosted in partnership with Guerilla One — in which we talk to the most talented and creative people creating art in the streets. Check for …

Slick: How to do business with people you trust

September 13th, 2016

This week’s episode is another installment in our ARTWORK REBELS series in partnership with Guerilla One. Check out the others at If you don’t know OG Slick, you don’t know LA graffiti. My dude has …

Amanda Micallef: How to get out of the way of the crowd

September 7th, 2016

Amanda Micallef says her company, Arsenic, offers an innovative medium that is crowdsourced and crowd curated. We think it’s about pictures and …

Shhh.... How to get your head right with ASMR.

August 22nd, 2016

Ally is a YouTube celebrity, with views by the millions on her videos. She’s one of the leaders of the ASMR movement, or genre, or whatever it is. Picture pretty women whispering and playing different characters, or …

Champagne Drip: How to do it just for the sake of art

August 17th, 2016

Champagne Drip creates a sort of trap - future bass - tropical house - glitch fusion. Or something like that. What I’m trying to say is stop trying to categorize his music and just enjoy it. He makes bangers for Mad …

Bishop Lamont: How to be a street nerd and find tremendous courage

August 13th, 2016

Bishop Lamont is here to teach us about perseverance. As an up-and-coming rapper, he was discovered by Dr. Dre and signed to Aftermath Records, on his way to stardom. That was 11 years ago. He got shelved, dropped, …

Sacha Jenkins: If you are afraid to fail, you are never going to win ever

August 3rd, 2016

Sacha Jenkins is more than a journalist or filmmaker. He’s spent the better part of two decades documenting and commentating hip hop and other …

Antwon: Have friends that aren’t shitty.

August 3rd, 2016

Antwon is a rapper. Sort of. That is to say that he raps, but his raps don’t sound like the stuff you’d expect to hear in 2016 if you listen to the Pandora Hip Hop channel or the radio. Antwon’s sound falls somewhere …

R3ll: How to build core fans that really support you

July 27th, 2016

R3ll stops by Rebel Radio to tell us what it’s like to be young and enthusiastic. He moved to LA after becoming a popular party promoter and DJ in …

Jimmy O. Yang: How to get help without asking for it

July 20th, 2016

You may know Jimmy O. Yang as Jian Yang on Silicon Valley. You’ll surely know him soon from the upcoming movie, Patriot’s Day where he shares the screen with Mark Wahlberg and John Goodman. We know him as a funny ass …

Saber: How to go out and make the biggest impact possible

July 13th, 2016

Saber is not the first to describe graffiti as an addiction. It’s way beyond a simple act of rebellion or self-expression. It's thrill of getting away with it, the positive reinforcement from friends and peers, and of …

DJ Spider: How to make DJing great again

June 29th, 2016

DJ Spider isn’t just a great DJ; he makes it look fun too. He preaches work-life balance: “I don't know how long term you can be burning up the clubs without burning up your life." He makes hilarious videos, such as …

Denzel Slager: Know what makes you happy and just do that

June 27th, 2016

Denzel Slager started playing soccer at five years old. It wasn’t until his twenties that he learned what the struggle was really about. After …

Eddie Cruz of Undefeated: You have to stand for something

June 22nd, 2016

Eddie Cruz is a true innovator. He’s also the co-founder of one of our favorite brands. Undefeated was the first to bridge the gap between athletic apparel and streetwear. In doing so, the brand not only created a …

Super CW is going to help you fight cancer

June 8th, 2016

Warning: Today’s episode gets pretty deep. Don’t worry, we’ll be back to our regular shallow selves next week. Super CW flew in from Hawaii just to …

Kenny of Fresh Selects on how to turn a passion project into a record label

June 1st, 2016

If you truly love music, discovering the music Kenny Fresh put outs on his label is likely to make your whole day. While most labels are looking to …

Claude VonStroke: How to breakthrough in the music business

May 28th, 2016

EXTRA SPECIAL 1-YEAR ANNIVERSARY EPISODE. Today we bring you a special birthday treat: Lessons from one of the best in the business. Never give up. That’s the lesson we get today from Dirtybird Records chief Claude …

Michelle Tam: How to become the Martha Stewart of paleo

May 25th, 2016

Michelle Tam of Nom Nom Paleo drops by the studio to bring Josh a vinyl toy of herself (complete with bacon and meat cleaver) and tell us a bit about how she’s become the “Martha Stewart of paleo.” For her, that means …

Missy Suicide: "She's just so comfortable and confident, and she's naked."

May 18th, 2016


Missy Suicide is a badass, if you can’t tell by the name. She’s the owner of the world’s largest collection of naked goth chicks. More accurately, …

How to be like Risk: Live, breathe, eat, sleep art.

May 11th, 2016

This episode is part two in our ARTXWORK REBELS series, brought to you in partnership with Guerilla One, our go to source for information on graffiti and street art. Guerilla One is on hiatus online, so hit us up …

Them Jeans: "Hey, my brain is full of cool ideas." What about you?

May 4th, 2016

Them Jeans is our tallest guest so far! He’s a DJ, producer, and host of two popular podcasts: The Stew (food) and Tall Tales (music). Josh knew him …

TAZ: How to stay out of a creative rut, lessons from a master

April 27th, 2016

Welcome to the first episode in our ARTxWORK REBELS series, brought to you in partnership with Guerilla One, our go to source for information on graffiti and street art. Guerilla One is on hiatus online, so hit us up …

Jayceeoh: How to collab and compete at the same time

April 13th, 2016


Jayceeoh drops by Rebel Radio World Headquarters to play us tracks from his new collab with the funk Dr. Spock (aka Redman). Sorry, no snippets …

DJ AM helped DJs out of the corner and on to the stage

April 11th, 2016


It’s hard to overstate the influence DJ AM has had on the art of DJing. There are a handful of DJs who have massively influenced the art of DJing. - …

Brandon Wardell: How to be a sad sex symbol

April 6th, 2016

Cassie thinks it’s amazing that Brandon is only 23 and already has his shit together. Hard to say whether that’s a complement to Brandon or a …

6 reasons you need to hear more from Vikter Duplaix

March 30th, 2016


We hope you enjoyed last week’s interview with Vikter Duplaix. There was so much good stuff that we had to re-up for a second week. If you missed the first part, you can check it out below. In part two, Vikter tells us …

Vikter Duplaix teaches you how to be fearless, baby

March 23rd, 2016


We loved this interview so much we chopped it in half. You get the head this week. Come back next week for the tail. Vikter Duplaix isn’t just one of the most talented DJs around. He’s made his way through the music …

2 reasons Serato will blow your mind again

March 16th, 2016

AJ Bertenshaw talks to us about everything DJ culture. We all know the art of DJing has changed dramatically in recent years. In the old days, DJs …

Geoff Moore: Start by doing it for free if your goal is to make money

March 9th, 2016

We’re going to find out how as we talk to Geoff Moore. Geoff has been shooting since he was a kid, and professionally since the early 90s. He’s shot magazine covers, album covers, celebrities, ad campaigns. He’s shot …

Ant LaRock: 3 Powerful ways to stay incredibly focused

March 2nd, 2016

Ant LaRock stops by our studio to put us up on what the next generation is up to. A musician since childhood, he meandered through multiple genres …

Josh Luber: Love and sneakers (and hip hop). How to turn your passion into profit.

February 24th, 2016

Today’s guest is Josh Luber, founder of StockX: the stock market of things. At last count, StockX had over 19,000 pairs of pre-owned sneakers for sale. Josh also founded Campless, an online pricing guide for resale …

The Professor: How to be your best? It's simple: Work really hard

February 17th, 2016

The Professor is an unlikely basketball star. He's 5'10" and white. He grew up on the mean streets of suburban Oregon. He's also one of the best-known streetballers in the world. He was a star of the And1 Mixtape tour …

Franki Chan: Why your marketing doesn’t work and how to be authentic

February 10th, 2016

Franki Chan is a punk. No, not like that. He got his start by responding to a flyer that said "if you’re antiracist, antigovernment, vegan, we’re trying to find a drummer.” From that day on, the DIY punk scene in …

What I learned working for Richard Branson, U2, and Chris Blackwell

February 3rd, 2016


Phil Quartararo is a music marketing legend. He’s helped break some of the world’s biggest acts, from U2 to the Spice Girls, Linkin Park, Josh Groban. He’s run both independent and major labels — Virgin, Warner Bros., …

Roger Gastman: What it takes to build a business out of selling art and defiling your neighborhood

January 27th, 2016

Roger Gastman has worked with Bansky and Shepard Fairey. You have not. How a punk rock kid became the world’s expert in graffiti and street art. If you still think graffiti is just kids defiling your neighborhood, …

Watch the Duck: What can you learn from Pharrell, T.I., and Steve Aoki?

January 20th, 2016


Alabama—London—Atlanta—Los Angeles duo (trio if you count the duck) WatchTheDuck have become proteges of Pharrell, T.I., and Steve Aoki. Their sound is a unique blend of all of those influences, filtered through their …

Peanut Butter Wolf : How to be a real influencer

January 13th, 2016


If you love J. Dilla, Madlib, MF Doom, Mayer Hawthorne, Aloe Blacc, and Dam Funk then you have Peanut Butter Wolf to thank. We're in studio with the …

Darlene Ortiz: The OG - original girl - of hip hop

January 6th, 2016


Ice-T’s first baby mama spills the beans on what it really means to be down for your man, and for yourself. While he was inventing gangsta rap, she was catching our attention in her white bikini, and inspiring the dude …

How to get on Forbes’s Cash Kings list, according to Dave Weiner

December 23rd, 2015


Dave Weiner is a bit of a paradox in the music business. He comes off as a blue-collar type: unpretentious, straightforward, and honest — all foreign …

Mr. C on "Get rid of doubt and do the work!"

December 16th, 2015

Born in London in the late 60's, C started MCing in London clubs aged 16 & soon earned a reputation as a vivacious rapper working with LWR's Ron Tom, Jasper the Vinyl Junkie & Jazzy M. Mr.C has organised & …

Caspa & Rusko on "Do what you love and the rest will follow!

December 9th, 2015

Nowadays, a lot of people think of dubstep as the music that plays while drunken frat boys pump their fists. From a Key & Peele parody to a general disdain among dance music fans over 30, dubstep has become somewhat …

Chef Roy Choi changed food trucks, social media, and now fast food — with Adam Weissman

December 2nd, 2015


Adam Weissman is an old friend and an art director at Stüssy, video director for clients such as Nike, one third of the obscure but credible …

Renman tells you how to "Get the Money"

November 25th, 2015


Steve Rennie says he’s an outlier on my show. He’s a rock guy, and maybe not as young as some of our guests. But check it: This dude knows his shit and he’s not afraid to be generous about giving up the game. As the …

Rude Jude says if you talk ghetto make sure you dress white, & other keys to landing your own show.

November 18th, 2015

Rude Jude calls himself a shock jock. If you listen to him on the All Out Show on Sirius Radio’s Shade 45, you’ll hear him get into fights and adopt …

Can you recognize greatness immediately? Paul Stewart on House of Pain, Pharcyde, & Warren G

November 8th, 2015

As an entertainment business entrepreneur, Paul Stewart has done it all. He’s started multiple companies. He’s worked in music, film, fashion, and …

How to reinvent your career while you’re on top, plus lessons from Ice Cube, LL Cool J, and Tupac

November 4th, 2015

Our guest, Quincy Jones III aka QDIII - Producer and digital/tech entrepreneur. You might not exactly say he came from humble beginnings, as the son of perhaps the greatest music producer the world has known. Young …

Is Brooklyn the new mecca of sneaker culture (in addition to everything else)?

October 28th, 2015

We interview Ryan Babenzien, founder of Greats Brand shoes. "Who are Greats, and what’s a Babenzien,” you ask? We finna tell you. Greats is a great, ahem, sneaker brand out of Brooklyn. Did you hear us? Brooklyn. …

Making a group built for Instagram: How @WeAreWildStyle figured that out.

October 21st, 2015

This week’s interview is a continuation from last week with Richard Vission. Wild Style is (are?) Richard’s tribute to the 80s dance genre freestyle. Think Exposé, Cover Girls, Trinere. If you don’t know what I’m …

Secrets for building a career that lasts decades, c/o Richard Vission

October 14th, 2015

Our guest this week is Richard Vission.  He’s a DJ, remixer, producer, label owner, club promoter. He’s host of Power Tools — the longest running …

Stretch and Bobbito, how the hood internet was their secret weapon

October 6th, 2015

This week we come at you live and direct from the world Los Angeles premiere of Stretch and Bobbito: A Film About Radio That Changed Lives. It’s a short interview because we taped right before the film started, but they …

Ookay on 3 Ways you get to the top? Hint: 'take action'

September 30th, 2015


Time for some action. That’s the word that comes to mind when I think about Ookay: action. Feels a little like dude came out of nowhere to build a fan base that hangs on his every photo and enjoys his antics like taking …

Oliver Wang on the science behind creative work for love as opposed to money.

September 23rd, 2015


This week’s guest is Oliver Wang, Author, Professor, and DJ. In this episode you will find snippets of music from A Tribe Called Quest, Run DMC, and Blackstreet. And the Track of the Week is Gallant – Weight in …

The Baka Boyz on dominating hip hop radio since the 90s

September 16th, 2015

Check out this week's episode with The Baka Boyz. In this episode you will hear the EDM.COM track of the week from IshDARR - Sugar : And music from Rick …

Dave Nadelberg on building Mortified Nation into a nationally watched event

September 3rd, 2015

Imagine getting up in front of a room full of strangers and telling them your most private, most embarrassing secrets. You read from pages of your …

DJ Adam 12: What I learned playing for Obama, Madonna, Prince, and Christina Aguilera

August 27th, 2015

Welcome to the 12th episode of Rebel Radio. Adam 12 sees people at their best, and at their worst. He sees them from the DJ booth, having the time …

Terry Heller on working for Eazy-E Straight Outta High School plus other crazy shiz

August 21st, 2015

This week’s guest is Terry Heller. In this episode you will find snippets of music from The Pharcyde, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, and WC. The Track of the Week is Morris by King Mez:

Aaron Axelrod says hire him and let him do whatever the F he wants

August 19th, 2015

This week’s guest is artist Aaron Axelrod. In this episode you will find snippets of music from Suga Free, Bob Dylan, Flying Lotus, and Wu-Tang Clan. The Track of the Week is Dr. Fresch – Walk That Talk ft. …

Thee Mike B: 3 lessons you learn working with Snoop Dogg, DJ AM and Steve Aoki

August 5th, 2015

This week’s guest is Thee Mike B. In this episode you will find snippets of music from NWA, Dr Dre, Daft Punk, and more. The Track of the Week is Tiga - Bugatti (Tommy Trash Remix)

Kira Soltanovich: Why is comedy like sex? Kira shares the joys of show business

August 3rd, 2015

This week's Track of the Week is from Penthouse Penthouse. The track is "What You Sippin' On." Let us know what you think of the song. Kira …

KCRW's Garth Trinidad on managing side hustles and finding new music as LA's popular radio DJ

July 25th, 2015

This week’s guest is KCRW's Garth Trinidad. In this episode you will find snippets of music from Thundercat, Isley Brothers, J. Dilla, and Eric B & Rakim. And the Track of the Week is Patawawa - Back to Life …

Gabriel Garzón-Montano on Drake and staying 100% authentic

July 15th, 2015

This week’s guest is Gabriel Garzon-Montano. In this episode you will find snippets of music from Prince, Omar, and more. And the Track of the Week is Elenne - King of Thebes

AMG on how the rap game is all a show (but he had fun doing it!)

July 8th, 2015

This week’s guest is AMG, the rapper. In this episode you will find snippets of music from DJ Quik, Eazy-E, Fila Fresh Crew, and New Edition. And our Track of the Week is from TroyBoi: Do you ft. Armani White. …

Marques Wyatt, godfather of deep house and a pioneer of LA's club scene

July 3rd, 2015

This week’s guest is Marques Wyatt. In this episode you will find snippets of music from Aerosmith, Loosid, FKA Twigs, Depeche Mode, and Jesse Saunders. Not only is Marques the godfather of LA’s deep house scene, his …

Tuxedo: Mayer Hawthorne says get your shit together and don't fly coach!

June 25th, 2015

Every episode comes with snippets of old and new school tracks! Listen to sounds from Mayer Hawthorne, Detroit Swindle, Rae Sremmurd, Grandmaster …

DJ Nu-Mark provides an important lesson on why sticking to your creative craft is key

June 18th, 2015

DJ Nu-Mark began as a mobile DJ here in Los Angeles and has grown to be one of the most innovative DJs in music culture known worldwide. We sat down …

Static Revenger says protect your brand and own your shit!

June 10th, 2015

Could working with Joe Jonas or Selena Gomez be a bad career move? Well, if you’re an artist whose core sound isn’t pop, it could mean taking a few …
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