I found out about Craig Xen a few months back through the magic of Soundcloud and his star has been steadily rising since. Tyler Grosso recently became a fan and has been working closely with Craig so it seems big things are on the horizon. I got him in the studio for an interview and found out that there’s much more to the man than meets the eyes. Enjoy the interview.
We already had Black Kray on the podcast a few months so I figured it was time to get a few more of his Goth Money partners in crime on the show to further flesh out their movement. Marcy Mane AKA MFK and Kane Grocerys came through the studio for an interview in which we discussed their stylistic influences, growing up in DC, why Wale is rap’s punching bag and much much more.
Today on TCU TV we’ve got Tyler Fernengel and Mikey Tyra. You may not know this but Tyler and Mikey grew up riding together and although their careers have taken different paths and their styles have diverged a bit, they are still good friends who hang out whenever possible. While Tyler was in LA hanging out with us I managed to get them both on the podcast along with Catfish as my co-host to find out about where they’re coming from, where they’re going and what makes them tick. Thanks for listening!
The legendary Baker/Shake Junt filmer and philosopher BEAGLE joined us today on the podcast for one hell of a conversation. We got Beagle to talk about everything from finally switching to HD after almost 20 years behind the VX, his Three 6 Mafia infatuation, taking 2 days off from skating per year, driving an Uber and much more. Enjoy and by all means Subscribe to our channel and check us out on Soundcloud via the link below. Continue reading →
Rob $tone tweeted a video at me of a crazy live performance of his song Chill Bill which currently has over 6 million Soundcloud plays. I liked it and was interested in what he had going on down in San Diego, so I told him to come up to LA for an interview. I sat down with Rob, his boy J Spooks and friend of both No Jumper and Rob’s crew, Celes Karter for an interesting conversation that I am sure you will all enjoy.
Augie Simoncini is a true G. He teamed up with his sponsor Animal and LA’s 2 strongest BMX crews, ONSOMESHIT and Thee Block to unite the scene for a fun ass day in the streets blocking traffic, smashing pegs and disrupting the flow of daily life in Los Angeles for thousands of citizens. Thanks to all of the riders who came out and supported LA BMX.
Craig Passero just sent through this dope section that his boy Austin Mazur put together. Austin had a great section in Whammo 2 this year and he is definitely one of the Long Island natives holding it down right now. Check this shit out, thanks to Craig for hooking it up.
Last weekend my dude Adam from Ham On Everything hit me up saying that he had booked a group called Divine Council to open for Keith Ape and that I should interview them because they were dope as hell. I checked out their music and quickly realized that Divine Council included Cyrax of “I Like” fame, the same dude who Yung Weej shouted out on his podcast. I perused a bit more of their catalog and soon decided they were worthy of the No Jumper co-sign. And man I sure am glad I did. These dudes are young, but also fucking hilarious. We had a great conversation about everything from Mortal Kombat to how we wish our teachers had tried to bang us in high school. Watch this interview and then get your Googles on and check out some music from these boys, I promise there are big things to come.
Nate Richter hit the streets with Caleb Quanbeck, Funeral Michael, Eric Lichtenberger, Abdullah Alkhalili and a new recruit who goes by the name of Diggy. They got kicked out of multiple schools but finally found one where they could get their fix and then polished off the day with some beers. Enjoy!
This week on TCU TV we had Midwest legend Mike Hinkens in the studio. This conversation went exceptionally well so we let it run long, talking for over 2 hours in total. Check the list of topics discussed below and leave a comment if you enjoyed this!
00:30 Where you from
11:30 Straight Edge
14:00 Finding your identify through BMX
26:00 BMX after high school
31:00 Riding for The Take
39:00 Becoming BFF’s with Grant
40:30 Going to school and moving to Nicaragua
58:00 Raging out
1:02:00 Romanticizing the past
1:06:00 Adam LZ and BMX as a popularity contest
1:23:00 My blackout drunk barber shows up
1:25:00 DC and moving around
1:39:00 Hanging out with little kids
1:43:00 Adam’s fleshlight
1:55:00 Doing long feeble on rails with front brakes to slow you down
1:57:00 Never reproducing or growing up
2:11:00 Dan Kruk & Bae & Dab
2:15:00 K Rob stories
You either know about Yung Simmie or you don’t. And if you don’t, you should really do some Googles and learn a thing or two. We got this mysterious man in the studio along with fellow 275 member Yung Yogi and Don Krez of the Buffett Boys for some in depth insight into where Simmie comes from and where he’s going. Enjoy and please follow No Jumper on Soundcloud.
Make no mistake, Tyler Fernengel rides for Vans and Markit BMX but the other day he hit the skatepark with the ONSOMESHIT crew and showed that he is definitely on some shit. Stevie Churchill, Brandon Begin and Mikey Tyra were in attendance and Anthony Panza and I got guest clips. Shout out to John Hicks for putting this together!
Josh Irvine got in contact recently saying he wanted to put together an Instagram Slam and a webisode for TCU and since I know from experience that Josh is hilarious on camera and pretty good on his bike too, I said I was down. Here we have 15 minutes of flexing, finessing and barspinning with Josh Irvine and a massive Aussie crew.
Rayden Wickop sent over this dope little mixtape that he made featuring him and all his friends riding street and skateparks all over the streets of Vancouver. Jay Miron and Dom Mach nowhere to be seen but Adam Piatek, Owen Dawson, Nathan Hines, Kai Powell, Tyler Mckinstry, Zack Ince, Joel Dykstra, Ky Brisebois, Tristan Sweet and Rayden himself all hold it down in their absence.
Side note, Adam, Nathan, and Tristan’s clips are all left overs from their newest videos.
“Me and Fooman stayed with Pete for a few days in Wales this summer to shoot some bits for Endless Magazine issue 1. The original plan was to try and film an edit to correspond with Pete’s magazine interview, sessions for session, but conflicting schedules and the various photoshoots they went on meant I couldn’t make some of the dates Foo and Pete were shooting together – but still, Pete came through with the goods!” Video by Callum Earnshaw
Today we’ve got an amazing video from Erik Elstran featuring him going crazy in the streets of Minneapolis on behalf of Madera… There are no words that I can write right here which will prepare you for what Erik has in store for you, so hey, just watch.
“Madera is stoked to share with you Erik’s most recent compilation of awesomeness:
Erik Elstran, a true MADERArikan, braves the diverse seasons of Minneapolis, Minnesota on a little kid’s bicycle.”
Today’s episode features the one and only Speak. Speak is many thing. A truly amazing rapper. A writer for himself and others. A man of taste, wise beyond his years who can speak articulately about just about any topic you throw at him. I got him in the studio and we proceeded to have an amazing conversation that I think almost anyone could learn something from. Enjoy!