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Good Convo

Vinyl Me, Please & Michael Penn II

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Vinyl Me, Please & Michael Penn II

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Good Convo is a music interview show that puts content in context, no cap necessary. Presented by Vinyl Me, Please.

Latest Episodes

Episode 14: Rexx Life Raj

From the gridiron to the Grammy race, Rexx Life Raj has built his career through the lens of flight. The Bay Area artist has become a deeply-affecting songwriter through the spoils of constant growth and ceaseless collaboration. He leans on his community, and will stop at nothing to foster support for where he came from. Calling in from Berkeley, Raj checks in with Michael to discuss his recent Father Figure 3 album through all its moving parts: transit, transitions, and truth-seeking.

56 MIN2 d ago
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Episode 14: Rexx Life Raj

Episode 13: ARTHUR (LIVE)

Live from the backyard of his family’s Pennsylvania home, ARTHUR checks into Good Convo livestream, fresh off the release of his sophomore album Hair of the Dog. This episode features Michael’s deep inquiries into the rewarding eccentricities of ARTHUR’s work, attempting to unravel the truths behind each little universe and character. But, much like life, there’s rarely a straight answer; at its best, the journey provides more than the ending ever could. Tap in for an extended exercise in honesty and self-reflection, live from Pandemicland.

80 MIN3 w ago
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Episode 13: ARTHUR (LIVE)

Episode 12: Sammus (Live)

On this Good Convo Live, Michael checks in with the beloved rapper-speaker-postdoc Sammus for a freewheeling conversation of practice, ethics and aesthetics. In a lively hour, they work to untangle the politics behind engaging hip-hop from places of privilege, reconciling one’s love for music rooted in violent structures, and how technology works to both assist and inhibit the growth of the independent artist. Thankfully, there’s plenty of joy to find as they collectively maneuver through the unending struggles of being.

74 MINMAY 22
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Episode 12: Sammus (Live)

Episode 11: Naeem (Live)

In this episode of Good Convo, we tune our feeds to the West Coast to tap in with Naeem: the Baltimore-born rap legend formerly known as Spank Rock. After two decades of international touring and fighting the current, Naeem’s on the verge of a public rebirth, putting the past to rest and creatingStartisha: the most engrossing album of his career. This is the first interview detailing howStartishacame to be, what Naeem had to learn to create it, and how he navigates legacy and autonomy as a Black Queer artist.

63 MINMAY 1
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Episode 11: Naeem (Live)

Good Convo Episode 10: April +VISTA (Live)

In this Good Convo Live episode on VMP's Lost Sounds Radio, Michael interviews the DMV duo April + VISTA in a feature-length spree of nostalgia and light. From two different homes, A+V delve into an oral history of their experiences in the DMV scene before finding each other and collaborating exclusively. They also disclose the realities of navigating the industry independently: their strongest victories, most edifying failures, and the ways they maintain motivation to stay present in the process.

102 MINAPR 24
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Good Convo Episode 10: April +VISTA (Live)

Episode 9: Ivy Sole (Live Episode)

In our first Good Convo Live, we have Michael’s second interview with Ivy Sole... powered by wine, water, and the Internet. In the year since their first VMP feature, Ivy’s relocated to Brooklyn, released an Overgrown live album, and faced the ever-shifting hellscape of independent artistry in a post-COVID world. But Ivy’s energy remains as the world relentlessly presses onward; she serves the listener with an optimistic clarity to stay afloat in the current and stay in the house. Michael and Ivy also discuss developing healthy habits, navigating queerness in the industry, and the ethical potential of Black folks having a Zoom cookout.

61 MINAPR 10
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Episode 9: Ivy Sole (Live Episode)

Episode 8: KAINA

Welcome back to Good Convo, Vinyl Me, Please’s interview podcast that puts the content into context. This latest episode features Souper Record’s KAINA who put outNext to the Sunlast year intricately warm pop songs to melt into and get lost in.Joined by the presence of her producer, Sen Morimoto, Michael and the Chicago artist talk everything from the trials of their shared aquariusness to self-preservation to sharing knowledge with your community as an artist. Get KAINA's 'Next to the Sun' in the Vinyl Me, Please Store now.

59 MINMAR 20
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Episode 8: KAINA

Episode 7: El-P

This episode features El-P: one half of Run the Jewels, founder of Def Jux, relentless artist settling into his next act. He’s the most popular he’s ever been, and the most thoughtful. But as the sunset approached Wilshire, another darkness enveloped our surroundings: the death of the young. The air of that day permeated all of our discussion: surveillance, collective grieving, and losing oneself in process to find oneself again. In other news: new information on RTJ4, completed days before the recordin

80 MINFEB 28
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Episode 7: El-P

Episode 6: NNAMDÏ

This latest episode features Chicago’s own NNAMDI: a musical polymath and DIY legend, known for relentless innovation that’s always unpredictable. This hour’s equally as unpredictable: we discuss his come-up, the present and future of Sooper, how to survive a crushing musical ecosystem, and how to smile and go outside enough. NNAMDÏ 's new album, BRAT, is out on April 3. You can grab the Vinyl Me, Please edition of the album over here. The latest single from the album, "Flowers to My Demons," is everywhere now. Stream it here. Good Convo is Hosted by Michael Penn II Executive Produced by Amileah Sutliff Post-Production by Jonah Graber Original theme song produced by knowsthetime Art by Caleb Vanden Boom Recorded at Tightrope in Chicago by Max

67 MINFEB 14
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Episode 6: NNAMDÏ

S1E5: DMC of Run-DMC

On the season one finale of Good Convo, we talk with the O.G. rap superstar, DMC of Run-DMC, about everything from how he made rappers with sneaker deals possible, to his adoption, to everything else he felt like talking about over the course of an hour. Hosted by Michael Penn II Executive Produced by Amileah Sutliff Post-Production by Jonah Graber Original theme song produced by knowsthetime Art by Caleb Vanden Boom

74 MIN2019 DEC 20
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S1E5: DMC of Run-DMC

Latest Episodes

Episode 14: Rexx Life Raj

From the gridiron to the Grammy race, Rexx Life Raj has built his career through the lens of flight. The Bay Area artist has become a deeply-affecting songwriter through the spoils of constant growth and ceaseless collaboration. He leans on his community, and will stop at nothing to foster support for where he came from. Calling in from Berkeley, Raj checks in with Michael to discuss his recent Father Figure 3 album through all its moving parts: transit, transitions, and truth-seeking.

56 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Episode 14: Rexx Life Raj

Episode 13: ARTHUR (LIVE)

Live from the backyard of his family’s Pennsylvania home, ARTHUR checks into Good Convo livestream, fresh off the release of his sophomore album Hair of the Dog. This episode features Michael’s deep inquiries into the rewarding eccentricities of ARTHUR’s work, attempting to unravel the truths behind each little universe and character. But, much like life, there’s rarely a straight answer; at its best, the journey provides more than the ending ever could. Tap in for an extended exercise in honesty and self-reflection, live from Pandemicland.

80 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Episode 13: ARTHUR (LIVE)

Episode 12: Sammus (Live)

On this Good Convo Live, Michael checks in with the beloved rapper-speaker-postdoc Sammus for a freewheeling conversation of practice, ethics and aesthetics. In a lively hour, they work to untangle the politics behind engaging hip-hop from places of privilege, reconciling one’s love for music rooted in violent structures, and how technology works to both assist and inhibit the growth of the independent artist. Thankfully, there’s plenty of joy to find as they collectively maneuver through the unending struggles of being.

74 MINMAY 22
Comments
Episode 12: Sammus (Live)

Episode 11: Naeem (Live)

In this episode of Good Convo, we tune our feeds to the West Coast to tap in with Naeem: the Baltimore-born rap legend formerly known as Spank Rock. After two decades of international touring and fighting the current, Naeem’s on the verge of a public rebirth, putting the past to rest and creatingStartisha: the most engrossing album of his career. This is the first interview detailing howStartishacame to be, what Naeem had to learn to create it, and how he navigates legacy and autonomy as a Black Queer artist.

63 MINMAY 1
Comments
Episode 11: Naeem (Live)

Good Convo Episode 10: April +VISTA (Live)

In this Good Convo Live episode on VMP's Lost Sounds Radio, Michael interviews the DMV duo April + VISTA in a feature-length spree of nostalgia and light. From two different homes, A+V delve into an oral history of their experiences in the DMV scene before finding each other and collaborating exclusively. They also disclose the realities of navigating the industry independently: their strongest victories, most edifying failures, and the ways they maintain motivation to stay present in the process.

102 MINAPR 24
Comments
Good Convo Episode 10: April +VISTA (Live)

Episode 9: Ivy Sole (Live Episode)

In our first Good Convo Live, we have Michael’s second interview with Ivy Sole... powered by wine, water, and the Internet. In the year since their first VMP feature, Ivy’s relocated to Brooklyn, released an Overgrown live album, and faced the ever-shifting hellscape of independent artistry in a post-COVID world. But Ivy’s energy remains as the world relentlessly presses onward; she serves the listener with an optimistic clarity to stay afloat in the current and stay in the house. Michael and Ivy also discuss developing healthy habits, navigating queerness in the industry, and the ethical potential of Black folks having a Zoom cookout.

61 MINAPR 10
Comments
Episode 9: Ivy Sole (Live Episode)

Episode 8: KAINA

Welcome back to Good Convo, Vinyl Me, Please’s interview podcast that puts the content into context. This latest episode features Souper Record’s KAINA who put outNext to the Sunlast year intricately warm pop songs to melt into and get lost in.Joined by the presence of her producer, Sen Morimoto, Michael and the Chicago artist talk everything from the trials of their shared aquariusness to self-preservation to sharing knowledge with your community as an artist. Get KAINA's 'Next to the Sun' in the Vinyl Me, Please Store now.

59 MINMAR 20
Comments
Episode 8: KAINA

Episode 7: El-P

This episode features El-P: one half of Run the Jewels, founder of Def Jux, relentless artist settling into his next act. He’s the most popular he’s ever been, and the most thoughtful. But as the sunset approached Wilshire, another darkness enveloped our surroundings: the death of the young. The air of that day permeated all of our discussion: surveillance, collective grieving, and losing oneself in process to find oneself again. In other news: new information on RTJ4, completed days before the recordin

80 MINFEB 28
Comments
Episode 7: El-P

Episode 6: NNAMDÏ

This latest episode features Chicago’s own NNAMDI: a musical polymath and DIY legend, known for relentless innovation that’s always unpredictable. This hour’s equally as unpredictable: we discuss his come-up, the present and future of Sooper, how to survive a crushing musical ecosystem, and how to smile and go outside enough. NNAMDÏ 's new album, BRAT, is out on April 3. You can grab the Vinyl Me, Please edition of the album over here. The latest single from the album, "Flowers to My Demons," is everywhere now. Stream it here. Good Convo is Hosted by Michael Penn II Executive Produced by Amileah Sutliff Post-Production by Jonah Graber Original theme song produced by knowsthetime Art by Caleb Vanden Boom Recorded at Tightrope in Chicago by Max

67 MINFEB 14
Comments
Episode 6: NNAMDÏ

S1E5: DMC of Run-DMC

On the season one finale of Good Convo, we talk with the O.G. rap superstar, DMC of Run-DMC, about everything from how he made rappers with sneaker deals possible, to his adoption, to everything else he felt like talking about over the course of an hour. Hosted by Michael Penn II Executive Produced by Amileah Sutliff Post-Production by Jonah Graber Original theme song produced by knowsthetime Art by Caleb Vanden Boom

74 MIN2019 DEC 20
Comments
S1E5: DMC of Run-DMC

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