He's the man behind that famous 24-point quarter that helped the Trail Blazers beat the Utah Jazz in 2008. And though Martell Webster’s not quite ready to leave basketball behind, the 29-year-old father of four has been busy elsewhere, too, notably with his just-turned-one-year-old record label EYRST. Founded with producer Neill von Tally, the Portland label has produced work by the Last Artful, Dodgr, Myke Bogan, Maze Koroma, Blossom, and Webster himself, whose new EP Emerald City will be released Friday, August 12 at the Evergreen as part of Eyrst’s one-year celebration. On this episode of The Long Play, Webster talks basketball, South by Southwest, and Run-DMC’s "Walk this Way."
Audio production by Samala Coffey