Session 25: Madchild

Co-founder of Swollen Members and an initiate in The Rock Steady Crew, Madchild is a rapper's rapper: a true hip hop artist. This underground MC from BC hustled his way to the top before an addiction took him to rock bottom. Madchild survived, thrives and tells his story as only he can with valuable insight on failure, hard-work and ingenuity. We discuss the business of having fans (Madchild breaks down Insane Clown Posse's Juggalos) and he shares tattoo regrets, the questionable means by which he financed his debut album, the riches of a 50/50 deal and the good & bad of befriending the Hells Angels.


Darren Rose Radio - Inside Radio & Records is an unrestricted conversation series featuring artists, producers, managers, DJs, record execs, and other industry players offering perspective on their career and the music business. This is far from your typical radio interview - no edits, no time limit, no sound bites, and no censorship just entertaining, fresh, and insightful conversations with music industry pros.

Over the last 15 years, the music industry has seen more changes than any other time in history. One of those changes is the near extinction of the long-form interview. Enter Darren Rose Radio, a chance to connect and understand the business from artists and industry insiders far beyond their social networks.

Radio & records have been a constant in the life of Darren Rose since the days he would spin the family albums on his Fisher Price record player. Born and raised in Seattle, he was surrounded in that historic music city by great Rock radio stations like KXRX, KZOK, KNND and KISW: all pushed the boundaries while connecting music to the masses. Inspired, Rose set sights on being that voice connecting the music to the masses.

His radio journey began in the late 90’s just out of college. He found his first on-air gig as an overnight jock at a low signal station south of Seattle (89.9 KGRG). Over 10,000 on-mic hours later, Rose had amassed a weekly audience of a million in Los Angeles at 98.7 KYSR. A good chunk of those thousands of hours on mic were spent interviewing everyone from Rock stars and Rap stars to Pop stars and Porn stars as well as actors, comedians, corporate execs and everyone in-between. With his laid back attitude and ability for digging deep and pressing the issues he gained a reputation for always delivering entertaining and unique interviews.

  John Ivey Todd Sievers The Filthy Souls
  Ras MG The Mowgli's  Meg Myers
  Trina Green Dave Krusen Joe Sib
  Slaine Noah Engh Chris Null of Dead Sara
 The Last Internationale   Matt Skiba Uli Bella of Ozomatli

Thoughts, ideas, comments, suggestions, questions are all welcome.

Stay tuned. . .




Session 24: John Ivey
Session 23: Ras MG
Session 22: Trina Green
Session 21: Slaine
Session 20: Billy Corgan, No Doubt, Cypress Hill
Session 19: The Last Internationale
Session 18: Todd Sievers
Session 17: The Mowgli's
Session 16: Dave Krusen
Session 15: Noah Engh
Session 14: Matt Skiba
Session 13: The Filthy Souls
Session 12: Meg Myers
Session 11: Joe Sib
Session 10: Jeff Castelaz
Session 9: Chris Null of Dead Sara
Session 8: Jared Sagal
Session 7: JJ Corsini
Session 6: Uli Bella of Ozomatli
Session 5: Ted Volk
Session 4: Dr. RosenRosen
Session 3: Josh Venable
Session 2: Pete Galli
Session 1: Mikel Jollett of the Airborne Toxic Event
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