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Donwill: Bad With Names Episode 8: 2014 Wrap Up (feat Von Pea)

As the year draws to a close Von Pea, our invisible co-host, drops by to chop it up about about Christmas gifts, the best rap releases of 2014 and  Iggy Azealia. We dug into the mail bag to read a few listener letters and tried something new by replacing the commercials with song snippets from an upcoming Tanya Morganrelease that drops on Jan 2nd at soundcloud.com/TanyaMorgan. As always rate, review and subscribe and be sure to drop us a line at BWNPodcast@gmail.com. We just may read your email on air! Read More »

Donwill: Bad With Names Episode 7: The Fun of Feminism (ft. Tatyana Fazlalizadeh)

This week Donwill dropped by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh‘s home studio to talk Art Basel, feminism and awful names. Her wildly successful wheat paste project, “Stop Telling Women to Smile” uses illustration as a tool for social change and has been a hot topic since she put up the first poster. We also discuss how horses are the same thing as motorcycles in Oklahoma. Learn more about Tatyana’s project at StopTellingWomentToSmile.com and don’t forget to hit up WorkingCreative.BigCartel.com for some cool Tanya Morgan hats and t-shirts. Read More »

Don Speaks: Ape Shit (Von Pea Remix)

This winter, HiPNOTT Records has gathered our team of artists to give our fans a compilation of previously unreleased music for this holiday season.  The compilation will be available for free download December 24th as our holiday gift to you. Until then, we will leak a few new tracks from the set along with accompanying video holiday cards from our artists. Next up is a new remix from Tanya Morgan’s Von Pea. Earlier this year, Donwill (the other half of TM) teamed up with producer Dash Speaks to release the incredible EP Dash Speaks. Here’s Von got his hands on one of the acapella and worked his magic.together Stream/download it below and view Van Pea’s personal holiday video message to you.  While you’re at it, go download a copy of Dash Speaks and look out for physical CDs dropping early next year. Read More »

Donwill: Bad With Names Episode 6: The Honor Roll (ft. Mike Baker & Tap 10)

Donwill trooped to Queens this week to kick it with Bay Area transplants Mike Baker The Bike Maker and Tap 10 aka The Honor Roll. If you don’t know who they are prepare to get an education like no other as we discuss everything from the origins of their crew, the ‘slim-case’ era of music, the scene in the bay area and exactly what ‘the antique roadshow’ is. Check out honorrollcrew.com for updates and follow @mkbkrthebkmkr and @tap10 as well. As always send anything you’d like advice on to BWNPodcast@gmail.com or @BWNPodcast on Twitter and we’ll include it in the ‘Horrible Advice’ segment of the show in the near future. Read More »

Donwill: Bad With Names Episode 5: The Uncomfortable Truth (feat. Ilyas)

Donwill went to Cincinnati for Thanksgiving and caught up with his good friend Ilyas. On this episode the missing member of Tanya Morgan explains exactly why he left the group as well as discusses his feelings about their last release. We also get a couple of tour stories as well as perspective on why Donwill and Ilyas had beef in high school. This episode also introduces the “Horrible Advice” segment and urges listeners to send anything they’d like advice about. Drop us a line at BWNPodcast@gmail.com or @BWNPodcast on Twitter. As always rate, review and subscribe and don’t forget to check out WorkingCreative.BigCartel.com and OldGold.NYC. Read More »

Von Pea: Connect Four AKA Lessondary >>> (feat. The Lessondary Crew) [prod by The Other Guys]

Since we dropped the new album, To: You, from Von Pea and The Other Guys last week, one the the fans’ favorite tracks has been the posse cut “Connect Four aka Lessondary >>>” featuring the entire Lessondary Crew: Jermiside, Che Grand, Aeon, Spec Boogie, ILWIL aka Ilyas and Donwill, and Elucid.  For long time fans of the Lessondary, this track is a dream come true. What you may not know is that this is just a preview to a full Lessondary album that will be released later next year. Soak it in… hardcore lyrics over The Other Guys’ boom-bap beats. To: You is now available online for digital download on iTunes, Bandcamp, and all other retailers. Compact Discs are available at UGHH, Fat Beats and anywhere else you can cop CDs. Read More »

Donwill: Bad With Names Episode 4: The Green Room (feat. J-Live, Mr Mecc & Tonedeff)

On this episode Donwill stops through the Cunninlynguists ‘Strange Universe’ tour to hang out with J-Live and ends up talking to Mr Mecc and Tonedeff as well. The conversation goes from Wetlands to behind the scenes at the Source magazine and of course they discuss J-Live’s tenure in the game. Pull up a chair and catch one of these gems that get dropped. Be sure to check out J-Live’s ‘Around The Sun’, Mr Mecc’s ‘I Can Explain’ and hit up QN5.com for all things Tonedeff, Pack FM or Cunninlynguist. Read More »

Donwill: Bad With Names Episode 3: The Hustle (feat. Karlie Hustle)

In this episode Donwill is joined by Karlie Hustle who walks us through her time at Hot 97 and talks about what she’s been up to since leaving the station. She also explains her ‘How To Quit Your Job’ series on YouTube and they talk about street harassment and gender in general. Trust me when I say that you don’t wanna miss this one! For all things Karlie hit up www.karliehustle.com and a special thanks goes out to Steel Tipped Dove for recording, engineering and mixing this episode. Subscribe :  iTunes  |  Stitcher  |  Soundcloud Read More »

Donwill: Bad With Names Episode 2: The Housewarming (feat. Spree Wilson)

This week’s guest is the multitalented  Spree Wilson . Not only is he the accomplished singer songwriter behind DJ Afrojack’s smash hit single “The Spark” but he is also a budding photographer/cinematographer. In fact he shot the image i used for my cover art! In this episode I drop by his new apartment and we talk about gentrification,  #thatsite  and what makes all artists nerds. Subscribe :  iTunes  |  Stitcher  |  Soundcloud Read More »

Donwill: Bad With Names Episode 1: The Group Dynamic w/ Von Pea

Donwill is back with another episode of Bad With Names and this time he’s joined by Von Pea. Together they collectively mourn the Wiz/Amber breakup as well as talk about Tanya Morgan, robbery attempts and how not to use twitter. Needless to say things get very interesting, tune in! Read More »

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Donwill: Bad With Names Episode 8: 2014 Wrap Up (feat Von Pea)