WR657: Gruf, Yy and Rob Crooks

Episode 657 January 20, 2022 00:42:43
WR657: Gruf, Yy and Rob Crooks
Witchpolice Radio
WR657: Gruf, Yy and Rob Crooks
/

Hosted By

Sam Thompson

Show Notes

Veteran Winnipeg MCs Gruf (Fermented Reptile, Frek Sho) and Yy (Park-Like Setting, Your Brother In My Backpack), alongside producer Rob Crooks are on the show about their outstanding new ‘Mental Health Day’ record!

We talked about Gruf and Yy’s long-awaited team-up, the album’s lyrically dense sound, how boundaries were pushed on both vocals and beats, and much more!

Get Mental Health Day now from Saskatoon Folk Rap Records (after you check out the podcast, of course).

This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company and by the new Good + Plenty Producer's Club podcast!

Huge thanks to everyone who supports the podcast on Patreon! You can help out for as little as $1 a month if you like the show and want to throw some change in the guitar case! You can also throw a one-time tip via Buymeacoffee.

As always, if you like the podcast, please tell a friend or 20! Rate and review on your podcast player of choice! Word of mouth is still the main way Witchpolice Radio reaches new ears.

Thanks for listening!

Other Episodes

Episode 385

May 22, 2019 00:42:00
Episode Cover

WR385: Better Homes for Meaner People

Sean Lewis is a former Winnipegger and the longtime brains behind heavy electronic outfit [Better Homes for Meaner People](http://www.facebook.com/BetterHomesforMeanerPeople/). He was back in town for a local show recently, so we took the opportunity to catch up. We talked about the essential Winnipeg-ness of Winnipeg, BHFMP's sonic progression over the years, their new 12" EP, and mellowing with age (or not), and a lot more! This episode brought to you by our pals at [The Park Theatre](http://myparktheatre.com/)! A HUGE thanks goes out to everyone who has [supported the fundraiser](http://www.gofundme.com/witchpolice-radio-improvement-fund) so far. I'm raising $ to upgrade to better-quality recording gear, and the response has been phenomenal. Your support is greatly appreciated. ...

Listen

Episode 704

July 07, 2022 00:45:11
Episode Cover

WR704: Pip Skid

Prairie rap firebrand Pip Skid has a righteous new album out on Peanuts & Corn Records -- his first full-album collaboration with producer mcenroe in an inconceivably long time. We talked about the new music, navigating the shitty world of streaming, continuing to rap about issues that matter no matter how bleak things seem, and so much more. This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company, who have brand new Witchpolice merch in the works! Watch for that! Huge thanks to everyone who supports the podcast on Patreon! You can help out for as little as $1 a month if you like the show and want to throw some change in the guitar case! You can also throw a one-time tip via Buymeacoffee. As always, if you like the podcast, please tell a friend or 20! Rate and review on your podcast player of choice! Word of mouth is still the main way Witchpolice Radio reaches new ears. Thanks for listening! ...

Listen

Episode 91

September 11, 2014 01:15:38
Episode Cover

WR091: Dave Hillyard of The Slackers

New York ska/reggae/soul legends [**Th** **e Slackers**](http://theslackers.com/) are coming to Winnipeg for the first time in over a decade, so we had a conversation with sax player **[Dave Hillyard](https://www.facebook.com/pages/David-Hillyard-Saxophonist-Official-Page/138945632787315)**! Dave talked about life on the road, reissuing classic Slackers material on vinyl ("vinyl" being the randomly-generated theme this week), his influences as a musician and more. If you're in Winnipeg, you can check out the Slackers' triumphant return to the 'Peg on [Sept. 19 at the West End Cultural Centre.](http://www.wecc.ca/site09/performers/The_Slackers.html) ...

Listen