The Snake’s Nest

The Snake’s Nest djs

DJ Jiah (Left) & DJ Ced (Right)

Introduce yourselves (name, year, major, fun fact, etc.). 

Ced: My name is Cedrick Alcala and I am a junior at the university. I am a journalism major with
a minor in cinema and media studies. A fun fact about me is that I usually go by Ced. Whenever
a place asks for my name they swear I’m saying Seth.
Jiah: My name is Jiah Jewell and I’m currently a senior. I’m a journalism major with a history
minor. A fun fact about me is that i have 4 initials and they’re all J’s. Also I’ve never met
someone with the same spelling of Jiah as me.

What is the name of your show and how did you come up with it?

Ced: Our show is called The Snake’s Nest. It is a direct reference to a $UICIDEBOY$ tape
called High Tide In The Snake’s Nest. I met Jiah through that amazing rap duo. The first day I
met Jiah we already made plans to go see them live. That following weekend, we road tripped
to SF to see the BOY$ on tour.
You can expect to hear a lot of fast-paced aggressive rap on our show however we stay
switching it up so much you might have to call us snakes.
Jiah: We came up with the show one night at Ced’s house after a concert. I was currently living
back in California for the time, as I had taken a break from UNR for personal reasons. Anyways
we were up late one night after a concert (I think it was Xavier Wulf) and we got to discussing
this and that, and ended up boiling down to that we’re gonna do a hip-hop radio show once I got
back into town. Boom.

Who are some of your favorite artists to listen to?

Ced: I have a lot of love for so many artists of all genres. People think that because I host a
primarily underground rap show, that is the only thing I listen to. I love getting put on to new
music. Some favorite artists of all time include System of a Down, Gorillaz, Outkast, and Wu-
Tang Clan. Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of Rex Orange County, Steve Lacy, Corbin, Boy
Pablo, and Night Rooms. Some favorite rappers right now include Yung Bans, Lil Gnar, and
Lord Saiyan. I will forever listen to Lil Peep, rest in peace Gus.
Jiah: Growing up my dad was a vocalist in a Tool cover band, so I grew up listening to a lot of
Maynard projects, from Tool to A Perfect Circle and Puscifer. I’m just like Ced, in that I also
listen to different genres. Some of my all time favorites across the board would be Deftones,
Rage Against The Machine, Lil Ugly Mane, Quasimoto, and MF DOOM. Lately some of my
favorite hip-hop artists have been Icy Dave, the Boyfriendz trio, the whole Goth Money Records
collective, and Five Finger Posse. I’ve also been listening to some Conqueror and Revenge in
my spare time, bloody good stuff.

What is your favorite music memory (show, festival, etc.)?

Ced: One memorable music experience I had was my first concert back in Oakland 2007. Soulja
Boy, Bow Wow, Chris Brown, and Sean Kingston. Another favorite one was last summer in Los
Angeles; $UICIDEBOY$ had a show at the FTP & FUCT pop up. Police showed up with riot
gear and shut it down ‘cause it got too crazy. Lately I’ve been getting into a lot of concert
photography. Favorite person to shoot by far was Travis Scott in Lake Tahoe.
Jiah: My first memory at a concert came in like…2003? This was weird as hell though. I went
with my parents (I was 7) to this event in Modesto, CA called “Rock n’ Wrestling jam”. Basically, it was this band called Static-X and there was a local independent wrestling promotion that was
doing a show at the same time, in between the intermissions of the bands on-stage. I met
Gangrel there who scared the shit out of me as a kid, but he was my favorite wrestler then. One
of the most memorable experiences I’ve had at a concert I’d say would be Goth Money Records
in a warehouse in Oakland, went too late that the cops ended up kicking down the doors and
kicking us all out. Either that or GWAR, as my dad and I ended up running the mosh pits
together that night, with him using my head as a battering ram at points.

What can we expect from The Snake’s Nest this semester?

Ced: This season of The Snake’s Nest you can expect to hear Jiah and I ramble about our
favorite musicians and what not. Join us as we play underground rap and depressing love
songs, as well as conveying interviews with local artists. We have a lot of plans for the future of
The Snake’s Nest that doesn’t just involve radio. Thank you to everyone that has ever taken the
time to listen to our show and to everyone that continues to support us. Stay tuned and follow us
on social media. Or don’t.
Jiah: Yeah, pretty much what Ced said. We be playing depressing songs but then turn it around
into some big body powerbomb through a table type stuff. We got a lot of plans for the future,
one of them being we’re DJing at the Holland Project on March 30th, yall should pop-out for it if
you’re reading this. And I also gotta thank anyone and everyone who has listened to The
Snake’s Nest, y’all helped me get out of a rut I was in, so I deeply appreciate y’all for tuning in.
Stay tuned for what we got coming up in the near future on our social medias, or don’t.

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