KZSC’s 50th Anniversary T-Shirt Design Contest!

There is still time to submit a design to our 50th Anniversary T-Shirt Design Contest! Designs must be submitted by September 25th, 2017.  The winning artist will receive five free shirts featuring their design, a tour of our radio station, and the chance to be a part of KZSC’s history!   Submissions need to be single panel designs including the words “KZSC Santa Cruz” and “50 Years of Student-Run Radio.”  Email your designs and any additional questions to design@kzsc.org with the subject line KZSC TSHIRT CONTEST.  We invite anyone with love for KZSC in your heart to show us what you got and send us your art.  

Hip-hop written within the Trump era, for the Trump era

As the great Nina Simone once said, “it’s the artist’s duty to reflect the times,” and in 2017, modern hip-hop artists from all over the country have acted on their duty and done just that: reflect the times. Here’s a playlist of my favorite hip hop released within the trump era, for the trump era.

 

    1. Vic Mensa: 16 Shots

 

    Ice Cube- good cop bad cop
    Oshun: Not my President
    Kendrick Lamar: Element
    Cupcakke- Picking Cotton
    Innant James: Black
    M.I.A.: Visa
    Brother Ali: Dear Black Son
    Clipping: Fat Fingers
    Jay Z: The Story of OJ
    A Tribe Called Quest: We the People
    Princess Nokia: Brown Girl Blues
    YG: FDT
    School Boy Q & Joey Bada$$: Rockabye Baby
    Open Mike Eagle & Paul White: The Curse of Hypervigilance
    Likwuid Stylez: Faytal Silence

 

YMTK interview w/ riz aka rsd 7.14.17 via #NoPlatform

Thankful & blessed that I was able to get in a quick interview with proud @UCSC Alum & Oakes College 2007 Graduate YMTK (Young Murph The Kidd) outside of @oaklandishhq on July 14, 2017!

Via #NoPlatform: Riz caught up with YMTK in Oakland, CA right after his in-store listening party at Oaklandish for his upcoming project, ‘9 Song Wave’. Watch as they discuss traveling, working with Rexx Life Raj, personal growth as an artist & more in this interview.

Sylvanna Falcon at KZSC, Photo by Melissa De Witte, UCSC

KZSC’s Voces Criticas/Critical Voices

KZSC is pleased to share with you this radio profile of UCSC Professor Sylvanna Falcon, host of Voces Criticas/Critical Voices. Tune in on Thursdays at 5:30 pm and catch archived programs on the show’s website or on Radio Free America.

Sylvanna Falcon profile

 

Not Alone: Interview with Chastity Belt

DJ Maladroit recently got a chance to speak with noise-pop/rock band Chastity Belt. They talk memes, film, favorite movie soundtracks and more. Check it out below.

Audio by: Kathy Damian

 

RexxLifeRaj interview w/ riz aka rsd 6.24.17 via #NoPlatform

@rizzystaydizzy most recently hooked up with #NoPlatform, a group out of Vallejo, CA to collaborate with to premiere interviews. Via #NoPlatform: Riz delivers his latest interview with Rexx Life Raj. During this interview, Rexx Life Raj and Riz talk about being on tour with P-LoPSD Tha DrivahGoonsquadGame of Thrones, and more. Check out the full interview with @RexxLifeRaj below!