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Long time champion of underground music and most notably Texas hip-hop, radio host/DJ/journalist/promoter/journeyman/hustler Matt Sonzala has stepped into the podcasting realm with a little help from his friends.
Kicking things off alongside Sonzala are MMA Legends Brian Stann & Yves Edwards with their all new World's Collide Podcast. These two highly respected fighters discuss upcoming and past fights and tackle all sorts of issues and current events.
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Most Recent Episode
First Damage Control Ever - Zin + JD + Matt - June 13, 2002 - KPFT Houston
This is the first ever Damage Control Radio show on KPFT. I’ve been digging in boxes and boxes of tapes looking for this for over a year, since Zin (Anthony Mills) passed, in January of 2016. OK I haven’t been actively looking for it for a year, but I did look for it last year, in January and in December. When I got the news that JD (Jason Dozier) passed, I was pretty stunned, that was one of my lil brothers, one of my real ones. When I realized that I lost my brother Zin in January and then my brother JD in December, I went super crazy with memories. So many with them both, but then I was like, “Oh shit man, JD was the DJ on the first few Damage Control’s.” The three of us literally started Damage Control together, and I’ve lost them both. We’ve lost them both. Messes me up so bad.
Listening to this recording I was like, “damn, we came out swinging. Hard.” I need someone to take these tapes and rip em way better, the sound isn’t incredible on this three hour show. The b-sides of both tapes are lower than the a-sides, I don’t know why. I don’t know anything about these computer things. All I know is that the music jams.
I was rearranging some things in my storage space like I do from time to time and was going through mad tapes, so many tapes looking for any of the shows that I did with Zin and JD together. I found this one and thought it was like the third show. My first daughter was born on May 18th of 2002 and I always thought the first Damage Control show was on May 23rd of 2002. But that may have been the try out show. So I popped in this tape from June 13th of 2002 and about an hour in I hear myself say that JD is about to get live in the mix. He had been spinning for all the breaks since the start of the show, but I never said anything till then. I was like “YES FINALLY I FOUND A ZIN AND JD TAPE!” And I thought it was the third show. And I went to bed. The next day I was listening as I was ripping it and I heard myself say that this was the first ever show and I was like damn man, I found it. The first ever Damage Control show, with my brothers Zin and JD.
I really can’t even deal.
I was back in Houston for seven months at that point, after three years in Chicago. I was hot in the middle of my time with Murder Dog Magazine, and I was starting to do some things on the internet, mostly with Ray Tamarra’s thecrusade.net, a pioneering music information website for sure. Ray called into the show even. Anyway, the s