Jean Grae, Mike Doughty and Ross Farrar

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Summary: Jean Grae is an emcee and producer who came up through New York City’s underground hip hop scene in the late 90s. She has collaborated with the likes of Talib Kweli, The Roots and Mos Def. Jean sat down with Daniel Ralston and discussed guest verses, growing up in Chelsea, and how it must suck to be a teenager now, in the era of Twitter and Facebook. Her new record Cake or Death is set to be released in 2012. Mike Doughty is a singer-songwriter and author of the memoir The Book of Drugs. Mike fronted the band Soul Coughing throughout the 90s before the band disbanded at the close of the decade. Since then, he’s embarked on a prolific solo career. He talked with Maggie Serota about his years of substance abuse, his disdain for 90s nostalgia and his tumultuous relationship with the former members of Soul Coughing. Ross Farrar is the vocalist for the Bay Area hardcore band Ceremony. Ross spoke to Tom Scharpling about trying to reconcile a band’s urge to evolve artistically with an audience’s expectation for a consistent sound from one record to the next. Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Download: Episode 14 Play: