Episode 9 – Shaker Shannon

10.12.17 – In this episode, we talk about the BET Hip-Hop Awards results, ghostwriters, how long SoundCloud rappers will stay relevant, our parents influence on our music taste, Joe Budden vs. Chance the Rapper, what rappers would be doing if they didn’t get into music, and the biggest disappointments in hip-hop in 2017 so far.



About Nikhil Mehta

Nikhil Mehta was born and raised in Fremont, California, a suburb of the Bay Area, but discovered his love of music from the internet. Inspired by the pure expression, creativity, and perspective of acts like Odd Future, Childish Gambino, Danny Brown, and Flying Lotus, Nikhil's passion for finding the coolest new music was born. After making the move to Champaign, he found himself surrounded by a thriving scene of artists and creatives that didn't exist in Fremont, and eagerly took his place within as a host of "Can I Kick It". Besides his music obsession, Nikhil enjoys longboarding around campus, rewatching Netflix shows, and climbing trees.

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