The KSJS Urban Department holds a solid team of DJ’s and radio personalities. As Hip-Hop enthusiasts, they strive to provide the San Jose community [and beyond] with music that cannot be heard on mainstream radio, as they introduce and embrace music and artists that deserve more attention. In encouraging their listeners to broaden their musical frontier, the KSJS Urban Department does not narrowly support Hip-Hop but also provides radio spins for its sub-genres: RnB, Dub Step, Drum & Bass, Reggae, and Glitch. This team has also dedicated various endeavors in giving support to its San Jose (and its neighboring regions) community by organizing events to educate their fellow constituents with the Hip-Hop culture and to provide a platform for its local musical artists, producers, DJ’s, dancers, and graffiti artists to showcase their incredible talents.
In addition, the KSJS Urban Department has grown immensely and has been honored by being acknowledged by Hip-Hop legends such as Naughty By Nature, Pharaohe Monch, Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest, Bone Thugs n’ Harmony, Afrika Bambaataa, and more. This group of passionate and dedicated DJ’s and radio personalities is committed to continue to grow and further educate, empower, and support its San Jose community [and beyond] while bringing underrepresented music to the forefront.
Current Urban Director, StrongArm linked up with Amadeuz Christ & C-Note, both KSJS alumns back in 2010 to start Open University Productions. A multi-faceted crew that would end up serving as a vehicle to promote their crew’s music videos, music, interviews, & much more. Check out their website at: http://
*DISCLAIMER, THE INTERVIEWS BELOW INCLUDE PROFANITY DURING LIVE PERFORMANCE SEGMENTS. WE FEEL THESE INTERVIEWS ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF OUR DEPARTMENT AND WANTED THEM TO BE SHARED WITH OUR AUDIENCE, SINCE THEY HAVE ALREADY APPEARED ON VARIOUS PROMINENT HIP-HOP SITES/BLOGS AND PUBLICATIONS. SO PLEASE PROCEED AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION.
Sir Michael Rocks & Toothpick Clique on “Stop, Drop & Roll Show”. INterview with The Barhemian & StrongArm (Oct. 2012):
Skeme Interview with StrongArm at Paid Dues 2013 (Mar. 2013):
Chuuwee Live in San Jose & Interview on “Fresh to Death” w/ Naughty Seatty. (Nov 2012):
Ab-Soul Interview + Performance at New Parrish, Interview by StrongArm (June 2012):
Paid Dues 2012 Wrap-up (Apr. 2012)
Dom Kennedy Live At Avalon, & Interview on “Fresh to Death” w/ StrongArm (Nov 2011):
Kendrick Lamar Interview with StrongArm & U-Goddess (Sept. 2011):
Abstract Rude & Myka 9 On “Fresh to Death” w/ StrongArm (July 2011):
Kendrick Lamar Interview with StrongArm, U-Goddess & Luicidal. (May 2011):