ROT 019 Confidence and Delivery Music and Interview with MAS1 - Rappers Over Thirty

Episode 19

ROT 019 Confidence and Delivery Music and Interview with MAS1

In this episode: Imp plays music and interviews his guest of the day "MAS1". Who's been in the rap game for over a decade, and is part of the groups “Rhyme Apes”, “Council of Nine”, and “Echoes of Auditory Crew”.

"MAS1" was influence by Deep House music and artists like N.W.A, Too Short, Rapping Forte, Kris Parker and underground artists like the Heiroglyphics, Shape Shifters, and Of Mexican Decent.

Imp and MAS1 discuss how kids effect an emcees song writing, Oscar De La Hoya, skateboarding, a dream vacation to Barcelona Spain, Chicano Studies, pollution, the alternate history of Los Angeles, environmental racism, displacement, Redlining, white flight, and the “Council of Nine” album being release on CD and a limited 100 Green and 100 yellow cassette tapes.

The songs of the day are:

“Fighting For Change” by Imp The Great and NgaFsh

“Low End” by “Council of Nine”

“Hip Hop Hegemony” by MAS1

“Remove The Battery”  by Rhyme Apes


The quotes of this episode are:

“There is always space for improvement, no matter how long you’ve been in the business” - Oscar De La Hoya 

"I tell students that the opportunities I had were a result of having a good educational background. Education is what allows you to stand out." - Ellen Ochoa


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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