A Conversation with Jabs Supreme (Wealthy Records)

Jabs Supreme x LFOD Life x Wealthy Records
Jabs Supreme x Wealthy Records x LFOD Life

We’re gonna be dropping new interviews every week, going forward. Here’s another convo from early 2020, right before things went left. Ya’ll said we had to check in with Cyanca & LORD JAH-MONTE OGBON while we were in Charlotte. So, of course that happened – but we wanted to dig a bit deeper as well. Before meeting Cyanca, we asked if there was a local business she wanted to shoot at so we could spread highlight one of the city’s creative spaces.

Enter: Wealthy Records & Jabari, aka Jabs. He is the president & CEO of this Charlotte based recording studio, event-curation company, and artist collective. They roll deep too – you’re going to want to have a pen ready or your IG pulled up so you can tap in with everybody. We talked about the group of artists, their vision, what it really means to be “wealthy”, and the state of hip-hop in Charlotte. Things sounded like they were really picking up steam, so I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next once outside is back to 100%.

As always, we’d love to hear from you!. Comment below, on IG, Twitter, or send us an e-mail. Whatever works!

Jabs Supreme introduces us to Wealthy Records

LFOD Radio 3.30.21 – Nipsey Hussle Tribute

Nipsey Hussle LFOD Radio 3.30.21
RIP Nipsey Hussle 8/15/85 – 3/31/19

Not much to add that isn’t expressed in the mix… Nipsey Hussle was a one-of-one & an inspiration to millions. He shared his blueprint for success with us as he crossed goals off his bucket list with every release. From Slauson to the world, he dreamed big and lived his visions.

Every mixtape offered a new feel as he grew as an artist and person. And for what felt like forever, he kept telling us “Victory Lap coming soon”. In the meantime, we got Crenshaw, Mailbox Money, Slauson Boy 2… His mixtape catalogue is one of the strongest out.

He also introduced the Proud 2 Pay model, selling 1,000 copies of Crenshaw for $100 a piece and then 100 copies of Mailbox Money for $1,000. Or you could log on to DatPiff.com. Up to you.

When Victory Lap finally came, it truly felt like one. I’m just glad he was around to take it. Just over a year later, he was murdered outside his now-famous Marathon clothing store.

These are some of our favorites from his decade plus run of music, highlighting the different flavors he offered along the way.

Any comments/questions/records you’d add, tap in with us on Twitter/Instagram & let us know – or drop a comment below.

***UPDATE*** – Some people are having issues with Mixcloud for copyright reasons. Spotify playlist below as well.

We’re back next Tuesday at 10pm on 91.5FM in Boston & streaming right here.

Artists! Hit us up.

And if you’re curious about having more success with submissions in general, we just dropped a video breaking down the science. Follow those tips and you’ll do well.

A Conversation with Doe Cigapom

DC native Doe Cigapom talks gogo, hip-hop, gentrification, education, & more

Pre-COVID flow right here. Last year started with an LFOD road trip & Sam traveling from city to city meeting artists that ya’ll recommended. The homie TonyWhiteDDM strongly recommended we link with Doe Cigapom while in Atlanta.

Though he resides in Decatur now, Doe’s story is that of life in the District of Columbia, Chocolate City, Washington, DC… He played drums in gogo bands growing up, experienced the extreme changes his city has gone through over the years, and found solace as an educator and MC.

We got into all of that and more in this convo. Watch the video above, catch some bars below & connect with Doe Ciga on Instagram for more.

As always, we’d love to hear your thoughts as well. Comment below, on IG, Twitter, or send us an e-mail. Whatever’s clever.

#ExtraBars from Doe Cigapom
D.O.E. C.I.G.A.P.O.M. – Lord’s Willin’ / 2020

LFOD Radio 3.23.21

LFOD Radio 3.23.21

Straight submissions this week! Shoutout to all the artists sending us records. We never quite know what we’re gonna get. This week ya’ll were feeling the melodies. Maybe next mix we’ll hit ’em with the bars? I know there’s a few artists on our radar that are rapping rapping.

If you’re curious about having more success with submissions in general, we just dropped a video breaking down the science. Follow those tips and you’ll do well.

If you missed DJ Manipulator last week or Candy Raine, or DJ STIX, or Jeff 2Timez… you can run their mixes back right here along with quite a few others.

Tap in with us on Twitter/Instagram & let us know what how you’re feeling! Or drop a comment below.

We’re back next Tuesday at 10pm on 91.5FM in Boston & streaming right here.

Artists! Hit us up.

Radio Submission Tips

How To Get Played on The Radio [Submission Tips]
Get More (Meaningful) Spins – Radio Submission Tips

Peace – We’ve been on the air for almost 10 years now and have seen all sorts of submissions over that time. We also know that as an artist, you’d rather be making music than typing e-mails, so let’s make sure every one you send has the best chance of landing. Every situation is unique, but there’s some radio submission tips that will go a long way.

These aren’t rules for the sake of rules, there’s a human element to how songs make it to the airwaves and you want to make sure you’re going with the flow, not against it. You may know some of this already, but there’s a few things that almost everybody could improve on. And even if you’ve got it all down, I’ll bet you know another artist who could benefit from viewing.

On a related note… We’re always accepting submissions, so send us your records to get in the mix. They do not have to be clean. LFOD Radio is still FM, but we can get a bit wild now.

Questions? Comments? Drop ’em below or hit us on Twitter/Instagram.

How to get FM Airplay

DJ Manipulator #LFODMix (3.16.21)

LFOD Radio DJ Manipulator

It’s a pleasure to welcome DJ Manipulator to the stage: We first met at Nightworks a few years back where he was a resident DJ. Of course, his reputation preceded him. However, if you are not familiar, trust you’re about to be. And if you are, then you know what’s next.

This is maybe the most relaxing mix we’ve had yet – It’s mostly instrumental, with original production and some gems from the crates. Some of the records he pulled aren’t even in the database we report spins on to keep in compliance with the FCC… If you like what you hear, be sure to let him know. You can also catch him spinning on The Just Records Podcast & his newest album, Gram Jams III is out now on bandcamp.

DJ Manipulator is our fourth guest already this year – If you missed Candy Raine, DJ STIX, or Jeff 2Timez, you can run their mixes back right here along with quite a few others.

Tap in with us on Twitter/Instagram & let us know what how you’re feeling! Or drop a comment below.

We’re back next Tuesday at 10pm on 91.5FM in Boston & streaming right here.

Artists! Hit us with records. Straight submissions mix next

The Notorious B.I.G Tribute (3.9.21)

Rest in Peace to Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G., Biggie Smalls, Frank White, Big Poppa… Not many have made such an impact on Hip-Hop in such a short amount of time. He was signed to Bad Boy in 1993 and murdered in 1997. While he was here, he rapped his ass off. A menacing figure on wax, he also showed his sense of humor and charisma that won him the love of so many.

There’s a lot of different ways you can go with a B.I.G. mix. We chose to focus on the MC tonight. Whether blazing solo or going toe to toe with the heavyweights of his era (and the next), there’s no question that you’re listening to one of the best to ever do it.

We’ve been on a roll with guest DJs this year – If you missed Candy Raine, DJ STIX, or Jeff 2Timez, you can run their mixes back right here along with quite a few others.

Tap in with us on Twitter/Instagram & let us know what you’re feeling. Or drop a comment below.

We’re back next Tuesday at 10pm on 91.5FM in Boston & streaming right here.

Artists! Hit us with records.

DJ Candy Raine #LFODMix (3.3.21)

LFOD Radio DJ Candy Raine 3.2.21

Now this mix is about to be different than anything you’ve heard on LFOD Radio before. We’re joined by DJ Candy Raine, who gets downright nasty for the full hour. Not only that, but she manages to include 50+ artists in the soiree.

We’ve known Candy since the early days, whether she was winning Hoop-Hop chips, DJing at The Workout, or making moves with Code Eclectic. A few years ago she moved to Atlanta, where she’s actively DJing and also a part of the CareFreeBlackGirl movement & The Playbook ATL Show. You can also catch her on Spark FM every Tuesday & Wednesday from 3-5pm. She does a lot! And we’ll be dropping an interview with more about that soon, but right now it’s time to press play on her latest mix.

We’ve been loving the guest DJ flow so far – already this year we’ve had DJ STIX & Jeff 2Timez, with another guest lined up for later this month. Anyone you’d like to hear? Let us know on Twitter/Instagram or drop a comment below.

And Artists! We’re spinning straight submissions next week, so hit us with some heat!!

We’re back next Tuesday at 10pm on 91.5FM in Boston & streaming right here.

DJ STIX #LFODMix (2.23.21)

LFOD Radio DJ STIX

Earlier this month, we asked ya’ll who your favorite DJ was and a whole lot of folks said DJ STIX… So being that LFOD is a platform of and for the people, we’re proud to present to you our newest #LFODMix featuring the man himself.

We’re gonna be doing these more and more frequently, so if there’s someone you want to hear either comment below or hit us on Twitter/Instagram.

If you missed our Best of January or Jeff 2Timez mix, would definitely recommend giving those a spin as well.

We’re back next Tuesday at 10pm on 91.5FM in Boston & streaming right here.

Artists, send us your records & get in the mix.

LFOD Radio 2.23.21

Interview with The Record Co

Matt & Maria from The Record Co share their vision & update us on the new space!

The Record Co is a Boston-based community space for musicians, featuring four brand new recording studios, 15 rehearsal spaces, and all the bells and whistles you’d expect from such a location.

They were mid-renovation when COVID hit, so they made sure to include a top-notch HVAC system, as well. Each room has it’s own totally independent airflow. We talked more about safety and a LOT more about the music they’re ready to make in today’s interview.

These guys have a great mission, an exciting vision for the future, and they get things done! Definitely tap in when you can.

Long time listeners may recognize the name… Season VI of the LFOD Radio podcast was recorded at their Newbury St. location last year and we spoke at length with Jesse about their Beast compilation when that dropped in 2017.