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46: "KANYE gave us 100 beats and said: 'Now go FIND YOUR ALBUM'" - Interview with Abstract Mindstate

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This week we’re joined by special guests “Abstract Mindstate” (consisting of male and female rappers Olskool Ice-Gre and EP Da Hellcat respectively) to discuss their return to hip-hop after a 16-year hiatus with their latest album “Dreams Still Inspire”, produced entirely by Kanye West.  We get into their time spent during their hiatus, how it was working with Kanye and some of the messages/themes displayed on their latest album. Be sure to check out Abstract Mindstate on Instagram and their latest album Dreams Still Inspire! Timestamps: (00:00) Intro (01:25) Artist Spotlight #46: Ray Vaughn (04:47) Family Ties (06:47) Donda (10:34) AM Intro (14:38) What Chicago was like during their come-up (20:43) Why disband? Lessons learnt during the hiatus (33:39) Adapting to working with Kanye, Wyoming sessions (47:35) The purpose of the skits on “Dreams Still Inspire” (54:18) Finding a way to relate to the younger audience (01:02:32) Dreams Still Inspire artwork (01:07:48) A Wise Tale (01:13:04) I Know You (01:16:06) Move Yo Body (01:19:43) I Feel Good (01:22:23) Social Media (01:29:43) Elevation (01:36:37) Expository Mode (01:38:47) Thoughts on the current Chicago scene (01:46:44) Closing, Now and Then playlist

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