Episode 26: Phobia The Prophet


On this episode, we welcome El Paso rapper and lyricist, Phobia The Prophet. We discuss his early forays into music and eventual emergence into the local hip hop scene, collaborating with other artists, developing his writing craft, and projects on the horizon. He also spits a new piece acapella and give plenty of shoutouts throughout the interview. Give it a listen!

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Episode 25: Christopher J Serrano


On this episode, we welcome good friend to the show, El Paso's drummer, Christopher Serrano. We discuss his philosophy on rhythm/percussion, Monk drums, performing and recording, practicing, and plans for the future. Lots of shoutouts in this one. We also jam a little bit.

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Episode 24: Damian Gray


On this episode, we welcome El Paso singer-songwriter, Damian Gray. We discuss playing Bass for Foxy Mojo, his songwriting, busking, open mics, and the music scene. We also talk about The Gray Area Blog and his Quixotic Sunrise Series. Lots of shoutouts in this episode, so listen up!

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Episode 23: Roberto Santos a.k.a. Rob Nice


On this episode, we welcome lover of life, people, and music, BWOMS legend, Roberto Santos. We talk a little about the history of The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series including the significance of the name, his experiences in running the open mics, hosting shows, supporting the community, the art of freestyling, running the Universoul Cypher, Hip-Hop club, and so much more!

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Episode 22: Las Peregrinas


On this episode, we welcome Las Peregrinas, California poets on tour of the Southwest: Marisol Baca, Yaccaira Salvatierra, Vanessa Angélica Villarreal, and Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo. We discuss the creation of the tour, traveling and reading along border communities, each of their recent publications, and we turn the set into an open mic and each reads a selection of their work.

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