Non-fungible Tokens, better known as NFTs is the new buzz word these days. NFTs are assets bought with cryptocurrency (particularly Ethereum), and have taken off in the art world. Artists and musicians alike have taken to this new technology in a bid to make more … Continue reading Episode 78: NFTs, SPACs, and GME
Nate Parker is a controversial filmmaker. After “The Birth of a Nation,” allegations of his involvement in a 1999 rape case began to resurface. However, the director acquitted at the trial still bears the stink of the allegations to his name. He did himself no favours … Continue reading Episode 77: American Skin & The Unjust Justice System
This episode of The Freeze goes over Lil Wayne selling his masters for $100 million, and being sued for $20 million by his ex-manager; Rolling Stone’s article on how rap helped democrats win the election in Georgia, and Brian’s top 10 albums of 2020. Lil … Continue reading Episode 76: The End of 2020
This episode is a return to a solo episode. After some time away, Brian is back from his time in British Columbia and gets into the Megan Thee Stallion album, Good News; his freelance work with Complex Canada, and his take on a new rap group.
Being a freelancer is tough, especially now with COVID-19 but as the saying goes – “it’s the economy, stupid.”
As Brian’s freelance work dries up, he begins asking existential questions like; what is a music journalist’s currency in a youth-driven genre? Is it better to be a writer or a photographer? And what is the line between sex-positive female empowerment and being “slutty?”
All this and more. Brian goes off on tangents, and there’s no one there to stop him. Good News/Bad News – there’s a lot to talk about, some of it not so good. Brian learns why writers often have kill-fees and discovers why he got bumped for another writer for an interview.
The first half of the podcast is an album review on Good News, while the second half is more about freelance work. Ever wondered what being a music journalist is like in 2020? Hint: It’s a lot like the rest of 2020.
We’ve all heard about the infamous “pivot-to-video.” But what about pivoting to photography? On the episode, Brian explores his thoughts on why photographers may have more leverage.
Listen to the podcast and hear what Brian has been up to and why the answer may surprise you.
Gee Wunder knows the music industry. He literally wrote a book on how to get the bag. His #MusicIndustryTips book series is an informative look at how Canadian artists can leverage themselves and their art. As an O.G. in the game with more than 30 … Continue reading Episode 74: Gee Wunder’s Industry Tips
Slick Mason is a Toronto-based rapper who is not afraid to speak his mind. The Ugandan-born emcee has spent the better part of the last decade carving a name for himself as part of the duo LightItUp or L.I.U under the tutelage of Toronto rap … Continue reading Episode 73: My Interview with Slick Mason
Mickey O’Brien believes in magic. His latest release, ‘Twin Flame – Honey Bear Saga is filled with references to tarot cards as he examines what went wrong with an on-again, off-again relationship. The album has been called a romance novel of sorts. Not only is it a concept album, … Continue reading Episode 72: My Interview with Mickey O’Brien
Podcast description: Kid Cudi and the man on the moon – Playing with a new format, Brian Capitao returns to talk Kid Cudi and depression. Sponsors: Audible Grammarly Kid Cudi doesn’t get enough respect. Kid Cudi has played a significant role in the lives … Continue reading Episode 71: Kid Cudi and the man on the moon
This episode we talked to Fresh Kils about how he went from long-haired guitar player in order to impress girls to international super producer. Kils talks to us about Anti-Emcee producers nights bubbling around the world, the renaissance of the Toronto-producer, and how Drake and … Continue reading Episode 70: Our Interview with the Legendary Fresh Kils
We spoke to rapper Kayo about his project, Winter in St.Lucia, being signed to Classified’s label Half-Life records and the Halifax, Nova Scotia hiphop scene, emigrating for career success, his take on songwriting, his inspiration for music, and his views on spirituality. It was an … Continue reading Episode 69: Interview with Kayo