KXSC Radio presents the 4th Sample Showcase of the year. This event series is put together by the Jazz and Hip-Hop departments in an effort to bridge the gap between the two genres through the discussion of sampling.
Our featured guest is Thes One. Thes One comprises one half of legendary hip hop duo People Under the Stairs. Serving as a vocalist/MC, producer, engineer and business manager, he has produced and engineered 9 albums for People Under the Stairs that have scanned hundreds of thousands of units since their debut in 1988. Their release 12 Step Program from earlier this year, entered the Billboard Charts at #11.
Where: Ground Zero Performance Café
When: Tuesday, November 18 at 7:00pm
Aside from countless remixes and singles for respected artists around the globe and numerous appearances as a guest vocalist, he has produced albums across genres. As a business director, he has coordinated and managed over 21 successful world tours for People Under The Stairs and co-founded the Tres Records label and the Piecelock 70 Artist collective, as well as scoring feature length films, commercials, and even appearing alongside Hugh Hefner and Flea on the Simpsons 20th anniversary special.
In addition to being a well respected producer and engineer in Los Angeles, he designs and hand builds recording studios and custom equipment, and has lectured at leading colleges, seminars and the EMP conference on a variety of topics.
Thes One will sit down with Josh Kun of USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Dr. Oliver Wang, professor of sociology at Cal State Long Beach, and have a discussion of sampling as an art form, as well do a live sampling demonstration.