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Our guest today is Emcee Lynx, an anarchist hip hop artist in Vallejo, California (in the San Francisco Bay Area) who has achieved significant popularity and name-recognition in the West Coast hip hop and underground hip hop scenes and among anarchists and other radicals around the world. In 2006, he was described by Donegal Press magazine as "without a doubt one of the hottest rappers in the underground hip-hop scene today" and was described as "The next KRS-1" and the successor to House of Pain.
-- Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emcee_Lynx
Doug's notes from the interview:
Give us an overview of your solo work and Beltaine’s Fire.
meant to throw this out...Occupy Oakland
I pissed in public...but I did not piss on the oak tree.
Where did the project names originate?
Emcee Lynx - the people trying not to be mainstream with “MC”
Beltaine’s Fire - Gaelic festival...not similar to Halloween (the opposite!)
Mayday, the song
past Music Manumit Emcee Lynx selections
other Emcee Lynx selections
past Music Manumit Beltaine’s Fire selection
What drew you to Creative Commons?
Ideas should not be owned.
Playing traditional music, do you feel like you gain anything from the public domain?
He discussed using public domain folk music.
What are your other projects, if any?
Why do you use the the license you use?
“everything should be open source”
To Condemn the Ocean
Country should stop being pop. It’s so new!
What are some of your favorite bands/artists/genres, CC or otherwise?
folk music - Ryan Harvey (riot folk), David Rovics, Scottish folk
Peas and Corn label. RJD2 as a producer.
Cold Vein is one of the best hip hop albums of all time.
“music that is doing cool new shit”