Mogan Cooper, also known as Barrel Maker is a Kansas City hip-hop emcee and filmmaker. A man of many talents and names, he usually goes by his last name, Cooper. He released his second full length album with producer Conductor Williams this year. It’s called "Blk Flan II: For The Imperfect. For The Diligent". Right now, he’s making music with LiON, a DJ based in Lawrence, Kansas.

This episode of Ghost Notes is the first in a 6 series collaboration with KCUR 89.3. We’re releasing episodes throughout the summer that pair with live performance videos of our guests at KCUR 89.3's Facebook page. The series is called “Something to watch!” You can listen to bite size versions of our podcast episodes live on KCUR 89.3’s Central Standard every Thursday.

You can see Barrel Maker perform live at “Stockyard Brewery” in the West bottoms on July 28th.

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