Ep 10: Billy Dean Thomas

Premiere DateNov 4, 2020
Categories Hip Hop Music R&B
00:00 Intro/Sponsor
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01:04 “Trust No Mo” Billy Dean Thomas
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04:14 START /// Interview: Billy Dean Thomas / Inspirations for getting into music
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05:33 First rap
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06:17 New EP: ‘For Better Or Worse’ / being politically conscious / impact of Black/queer identity on the music
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10:12 Changing landscape for queer/trans/non binary people
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11:48 Recording process / how the EP is different from previous work / behind the EP title
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20:24 From Harlem to Boston / the Boston hip hop scene
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24:01 Effects of the pandemic
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26:10 Love for the studio
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28:30 Writing for other artists
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30:50 Artist comparisons and surprising influences
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32:45 Differences from other genre related artists / creating beats
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34:20 Favorite artist at the moment: Smino
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35:28 Currently reading / future plans / wrapping up
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38:55 A few bars, live from Billy Dean Thomas /// END
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41:10 Mic Break
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41:38 “Trump Vs. Biden” Billy Dean Thomas
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44:46 “Niggas Aint Perfect” Billy Dean Thomas
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47:32 Outro/Sponsor
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51:18 Produced by Stereoactive Media
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51:43 Finish
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Nikkiesha interviews the rapper Billy Dean Thomas, born in Harlem, but now living in Boston. We also hear a few tracks off their new EP, ‘For Better or Worse,’ which is available on all platforms.

This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.

Nikkiesha Nicole McLeod is a queer, non-binary Trinidadian singer-songwriter, percussionist and writer. They began playing the steel pan at the age of twelve when they convinced their parents to let them join the…

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