ROT 014 The KAOS Network open mic with Ben Caldwell - Rappers Over Thirty

Episode 14

ROT 014 The KAOS Network open mic with Ben Caldwell

In this episode: Imp ask his podcast listeners to find inspiration to do the right thing in regards to diet, fitness, business, relevance, and killing “Willie Lynch Syndrome in the Black Community”. He shares tells a story of how he got sick from breathing in asbestos during a roofing job and the importance of wearing a mask. He invites listeners to make a contribution by cash app’ing $RappersOverThirty

Imp interviews “Ben Caldwell” an artist, director, educator, independent filmmaker and mentor, who offers professional advice and support through his Leimert Park "KAOS Network" in Los Angeles, California. Most hip hop heads know his “KAOS Network” location to be the home of the legendary open-mic venue known as the "Project Blowed". Ben tells some fascinating stories and we get an insight on Ben's life, art, politics, and community involvement.

The songs of the day are:

“Real In The City” by Ms. Toi - Here

“Old Dog New Tricks” by Imp The Great, Medusa, and Konvick - Email Request

“Wyld In The West” by Neb Luv, Gonzoe, Shady Ray, Ms. Toi, and DJ 2 High - Here

“Nights Over Cali” featuring Kwaz, Elway Da Gr8, Ms.Toi, Calise - Here

“CARE” by Neb Luv feat Kory Stew - Here 

“Poetry And Tragic At The Same Time” by K-waz The Lyrical Psycho - Here

“Ben Caldwell” Links:

Film: “Sankofa City” - -

Sankofa City will explore the nexus of emerging technology, art, and community-based urban design, to provide visions for the future of local innovation and cultural development in Los Angeles.

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The Rappers Over Thirty Podcast is a motivational, healthy hip hop living, rap music business, network for underground rap artists over thirty. The podcast has interviews, hip hop album reviews, and an underground hip hop radio station that plays...

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Steven Laws

My name is Steven “Imp The Great” Laws, I’m a rap music producer (By Any Means Music) and a filmmaker (From Rap To Film). I’m an accomplished rapper/emcee and novice filmmaker, and I enjoy cooking. I’m 57 years old and I’ve been rapping since age 13. I’m a well-known underground emcee in Los Angeles, as I’m from the “Project Blowed” and “Good Life” open mic venues. In the 1997 “Rap Olympics” I won one-round-out-of-two in a rap battle against Eminem. Although we split rounds he was declared the winner (go figure).

I’m also the founder and host of “The Rappers Over Thirty Podcast” (R.O.T). I started the podcast to support, network, and help build the fanbase for rappers over thirty. I believe the “Rap is a young man’s game” philosophy is a conspiracy that falls in line with the "Willie Lynch Letters”. The (R.O.T) podcast is open for healthy discussions with those who agree or disagree with “Rap is a young man’s game”. - Imp The Great