Mikal Lee is an educator and community organizer. As the Hired Gun, he’s a throwback rapper. The blue-collar type, that works a meter and mixes words with concepts the old fashion way; cleverly. In the interview above, we talk about his music, his methods and the madness of being an artist who actually gives a damn. Go here to get his latest and be sure to see Hired Gun at No Malice Palace with Fresh Roots Music on the 29th.
This week the crew is joined by poet Maxwell Berger. We talk spoken word as sport, life as inspiration and the link between hip-hop and poetry. We do a 'classic' reading of a classic hip-hop verse, go H.A.M. on H.A.M. and Maxwell blesses us with one of his latest spoken word pieces. Plus we got accents!