For the past several years Kozmik Force, comprised of rappers Native Threat and Jaguar Arreola have made their rounds in the mixtape circuit and Underground Hip-Hop scenes of L.A. and the Inland Empire. Having garnered an ever-growing audience online through the clever use of social media, the duo’s reach and influence have consistently grown since the duo made their debut back in 2017. In our latest installment of Step Off! Radio, we had Native Threat come on the show to discuss his brand-new solo project Love Sharpened Arrows, the latest effort in the Inland Empire-based emcee’s ever-growing catalog of work.
Coming right on the heels of Kozmik Force’s latest EP Sound of a Weapon which dropped last year, Threat continues on in the long tradition of radical, politically charged music that he has come to be known for. Continuing on with his strong critique of the U.S. government, the criminal justice system, and pro-Chicano/Indigenous empowerment philosophy. Likewise, Threat takes the time to discuss the more personal and intimate nature of his latest record. As well as the inspirations the led him to create a solo project, and the impact that COVID-19 has had not only in BIPOC communities but on his journey as an artist and a member of Kozmik Force.
Featured below is our full interview with Native Threat available through our official SoundCloud page. You can listen and subscribe to Step Off! Radio on your preferred podcast streaming service by visiting our Podcast page. You can follow Native Threat on his social media accounts on Twitter and Instagram, as well as listen to Love Sharpened Arrows on YouTube and SoundCloud. Please be sure to rate and review the show!