Labeling Shoes as a producer or just a DJ would be shortchanging what he brings to music. He’s more like a custodian of culture who leaves his mark on productions and people – myself included. You can’t work with or spend time with this guy and not appreciate his lunch-pail, Michigan-made attitude about keeping rap rooted. And today, he follows up last week’s release of Part 1 of his The Makings podcast with a second half, featuring his previous work behind the boards for the likes of Quelle, Danny Brown, eLZhi and others (“Axel Foley” FTW!). Rich Medina, Nick Speed, Rhettmatic, Rosenberg and a few others talk Shoes influence and lengthy history as it ranges from the D to Cali.
Stream The Making Pt. 2 below, download it here and be sure to grab Let It Go when it releases on June 19th.