UFO Fev talks on his new LP ‘Enigma Of Dali’….

Good interview via Grown Up Rap, as he talks on his new album with Vanderslice plus his connection to Fat Joe & Black Rob. You can also find a few records of his on any one of my mixtapes. Click on link for the full write-up

Tell me about Enigma of Dalí, and how you and Vanderslice connected.

The Enigma Of Dalí was something again, that happened organically. I met Vanderslice in 2017 through a mutual party and he was cool enough to send me some beats so I can work on them and I spent no time getting them done. Within 48 hours, he loved the energy and lyricism of the records and we kept it going ever since.

The title is a reference to Salvador Dalí, who I know is someone you have studied. What is it about his art that attracts you, and what impact has it had on your writing and sound?

The thing that attracted me to Dalí while studying one day was an interview where he discussed the golden ratio and how it applies to almost everything in life. He was just going off on things I was so happening to be trying to understand at the time. From the perfect angle of a rhino’s horn to his face, to the ignorance of being young. He was so smart but the white men interviewing him kept undermining him as if he was slightly off. Maybe to them and others he was, but to me, in my world, maybe he is slightly on.

There are some major names championing your music, including Fat Joe. What’s your relationship with him and the rest of Terror Squad?

My relationship with Fat Joe, I can’t really put in layman’s terms because there’s nothing binding us together. We just got bulletproof respect and love, I can only learn from Crack. He has been kind enough to take me around the world and put money in my pocket as we do so. My dad once told me, any man providing an opportunity for you to feed your kids is a good man. That’s a gem.

Six Essential Juggaknots Albums(Bandcamp)

A snippet of a Bandcamp write up on the Juggaknots rap group

“I guess we had an identity that we were—I don’t want to say ‘stubborn,’ but there was definitely a conviction that we wanted to present a certain type of hip-hop,” recalls Breeze (Brewin). At one point, he remembers being asked to add a catchy hook to their song “Clear Blue Skies,” which was a thoughtful and nuanced commentary on mixed-race relationships and intergenerational racism. “For some reason, the stuff that we dug and was popping for us was not out-and-out commercial,” he says. He cites A Tribe Called Quest’s “Bonita Applebum” and the Jungle Brothers’ Straight Out The Jungle as releases that, “weren’t commercial, they were just good, and felt so organically hip-hop.” As Breeze puts it, they entered the scene at a turning point: “This is when they started to make those records that were unabashedly commercial in purpose, and we just had no interest in doing that.”

Immortal Technique on Joe Biden & U.S. imperialism(Video)

Via AntiConquista…

Yanadameen Godcast – How Rap Artists Killed The DJ And The Mixtape(Video)

Kool DJ Red Alert

Good convo on how the role of the DJ has diminished…

Pic credit to the legendary DJ Red Alert

The Fat Joe Show – Crazy Legs(Video)

Some diamond jewels being dropped on this interview. Shouts to Fat Joe & Crazy Legs…

AllHipHop interview with Immortal Technique(Video)

New interview from Tech. Still patiently awaiting that Middle Passage LP he’s been promising for the past few years..

The R.A The Rugged Man Show: Lindsey Snell

In R.A’s debut podcast he interviews journalist Lindsey Snell about her time being a Al-Qaeda captive and then being imprisoned in Turkey…

Gore Elohim (Nonphixion) interview…

Here’s a piece of an interview that 7th Boro did with Nonphixion’s Goretex p/k/a Gore Elohim a few days ago…

Spe27: Non Phixion got back together for some reunion shows last year. What lead up to you guys deciding to perform again?

Gore Elohim: A lot of reasons led up to us wanting to reform the group. We wanted to finish what we started, which, realistically, was a whole new genre at the time. As a group we had a certain power. Lyrically, spiritually and musically that we felt we needed to continue. The way it ended, which was not my choice, hurt a lot of fans. Simply put. We aren’t the kind of group you throw a record on and act casually about it. You’re in or out. And when you’re in, it’s a much bigger picture. Personally, I had a lot of unfinished business and wanted to make the fans happy and feel like we care about them. Most groups or rappers don’t give a shit. We actually loved / love our fans. Over the years, the impact of what you do sometimes is unknown until it’s not there anymore. It hurt the fans. Some of these kids were buried with Non Phixion albums, shirts and stuff. Sadly, in Tennessee, a kid hung himself while listening to “The Future Is Now”, trying to get off of drugs and didn’t make it. I can go on about stories. A young couple overdosed while on their way to a NP show. The girl contacted me via Myspace then and told me shed been waiting for years, and how excited she was to see us live finally. That bothered me. They died in the car in front of the venue. I don’t do this for me anymore.

Spek27: Tell us the reason behind the name change from Goretex to Gore Elohim?

Gore Elohim: Around 2006, I get an email from a lawyer from the company stating we had a big problem. I knew something wasn’t right. It was highly improbable this company would know anything about my career. This was right after the breakup, so I knew shit wasn’t right. Or someone was a rat. I was sued, went to court all of that. We worked it out and I became actually cool with Gore-Tex…but it was unpleasant at the time. The name change fucked everything up for a few years. Something which was planned, and I even got their lawyer to admit someone told on me. A rat will die in the street alone. I am still recovering from that now, and mad heads still don’t know what the fuck is up. All good. I had a dream one night and Gore Elohim appeared. I don’t have a permanent name to this day. Does it even matter anymore?

Spek27: On the original pressing of Legacy, it has “David Blaine” etched into the vinyl. What’s the story behind that?

Gore Elohim: The “Legacy” record back in the day, and the inclusion of David Blaine was interesting. MC Serch, who was in the group at this time, told me about this new cat David, who was not just some Copperfield kinda cat. I felt he was a warlock, under extreme magical subjugation. Otherworldly. Serch invited him to see the new group he was in. He came through, I rolled 20 blunts and that was it. He performed his rituals in the studio, and Serch thought it fitting to engrave his name on the wax as a tribute to our beginning and memory. I also got Serch high that night, so that may have been an additive.

Spek27: The Stretch & Bobbito documentary was recently released. You guys were regulars on the show. Any comment on that?

Gore Elohim: We had nothing to do with that documentary, nor asked. Surprising, since I was the one of the first 5 listeners of Bobbito in June of 1991.

“In rock-n-roll Madonna is a legendary pop artist, Rolling Stones are legendary rock artist. In the Blues BB King is a Blues legend. In Hip-Hop i’m a old school artist”

Ed Lover interview with Big Daddy Kane, seen @

PRhyme interview on ‘All Out Show’…

For those who’ve been hiding under a rock, PRhyme is DJ Premier and Royce The 5’9.. I’m looking forward to their collabo album..