Underground hip-hop star Nocando (Hellfyre Club, Alpha Pup, Low End Theory) co-hosts Shots Fired with Jeff Weiss. Nocando’s debut album, Jimmy the Lock, is available through Alpha Pup Records.

Guest Appearances


Get Up On This #250June 28, 2016

Rapper and writer Nocando joins Jensen and Matty to talk about battling at the annual Hip-Hop musical festival Scribble Jam, Project Blowed, transitioning from battle rapping to writing songs, LA based duo THEY., Toadies, Khalid, Kamaiyah, Exurb1a, how we were late on…



Yo, Is This Racist? #78February 1, 2013

The Yo, Is This Racist?/Shots Fired crossover week ends today as Andrew Ti, Jeff Weiss, and MC Nocando discuss self-identification. They explain how your upbringing defines your self-identity, race being a social construct, and people claiming to be transracial. Let us know…


Making Fun of ESL Students

Yo, Is This Racist? #77January 31, 2013

Andrew Ti and Shots Fired hosts Jeff Weiss & MC Nocando answer a teacher’s question about making fun of Japanese ESL students. They are given no examples as to why this teacher finds their work so amusing, Jeff shares a story from…


What's Up Brother?

Yo, Is This Racist? #76January 30, 2013

Andrew Ti and Shots Fired hosts Jeff Weiss & MC Nocando explore the use of the word brother. They talk about how racist professional wrestling is and whether or not white people saying brother is racist. Leave us a question about racism…


Pickup Basketball

Yo, Is This Racist? #75January 29, 2013

Andrew Ti and Shots Fired hosts Jeff Weiss & MC Nocando talk about the stereotype of black people being good at basketball, why positive stereotyping can lead to negative stereotyping, and that one episode of Family Matters where Steve Urkel plays basketball.…


Radio Voice

Yo, Is This Racist? #74January 28, 2013

Jeff Weiss and MC Nocando of Shots Fired join Andrew Ti to discuss the concept of radio voice and figure out if it’s racist. Fuck the status quo and leave us a message at (323) 389-RACE.


Young Dad

Private: Love, Dad #17November 29, 2012

This week Jeff is joined by fellow Earwolf podcaster, father, and one of the best freestyle rappers in the world -- MC Nocando. He talks about what it's like having three daughters and marrying his high school sweetheart all before the age…


Shots Fired

Earwolf Presents #14October 31, 2012

Welcome to the first episode of SHOTS FIRED, a weekly look into what’s good, what’s bad, and what’s weird in the world of hip-hop, hosted by music journalist Jeff Weiss and underground hip-hop star MC Nocando. Today the duo explore the meaning…

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