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Nate Whitsell – creator of « #SDLovesHipHop »

Nate and I continue our discussion of hip-hop culture. I also learn that, Nate is actually an aspiring emcee himself with a body of work to back it. Our conversation takes yet another turn when I remind him of the time when we had first met and we spoke about something that I found especially intriguing that combines both of his passions – teaching & hip-hop and the repercussions of it on his students. We also discuss various free educational ...
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Savon Slater – creator of « The Need to Know Podcast ...

Savon talks about his come up in the broadcasting industry, the creation of The Need to Know Podcast, meeting his cohosts, the dynamics of conducting business with friends, marketing on social media, analytics pressure and much more. He also shares a few inspiring personal life anecdotes that lead into a solid advice for aspiring creators. « » Savon shares a story about how his tweet @ Joe Budden lead him to an opportunity to work behind the scenes of The Joe Budden ...
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Andrew Schulz

As a hip-hop worshiping nerd that I am, I’ve been a fan of Charlemagne Tha God for quite some time. In fact, it has been my daily morning ritual to listen to the latest episode of The Breakfast Club (a nationally syndicated radio show based in New York City hosted by Charlamagne, Dj Envy and Angela Yee) as I sit behind my desk, sip on a strong cup of coffee and begin my work for the day. Some days after ...
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Speaker Child

It’s a pleasure to have you on the blog Speaker Child. I really enjoyed your performance alongside Moia Bri, opening for Andre Nickatina at The Music Box in San Diego. Please introduce yourself. [CV] Where are you from? [SP] I was born and raised in Lake Tahoe Kings Beach, CA and moved to Seattle, WA in 2009 [CV] Your full name? [SP] Legal Name: Brian Augustine [CV] What was your upbringing like? [SP] I grew up in a trailer park ...
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Carter Wilson – Captaincy

Back when I interviewed Moia Bri I came across a couple of joints on which she was featured on, Bl∞m (w. Moia Bri) and How To Fall (w. Moia Bri) by Carter Wilson aka Captaincy – a Seattle based rapper, originally from Oakland, CA. Loved the tracks and made a mental note to return to his Soundcloud page to check out some more of his music. When I returned to his page a couple of months later I came across even more music that really caught ...
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Black Boy Tye

It is my pleasure to introduce you all to Black Boy Tye – a young and up-and-coming rapper from Griffin, Georgia. I initially took notice in Tye when we connected on the gram: @cultrvultr, and I immediately asked him to send some of his bars (which you can listen to on his SoundCloud page, link provided at the end of this post). I was impressed and needless to say we arranged an interview. It was a lot of fun getting ...
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Moia Bri

Moia, it’s a pleasure to have you on the blog. I really enjoyed your performance alongside Speaker Child, opening for Andre Nickatina at The Music Box in San Diego. Please introduce yourself.  [M] Hey! My name’s Moia Bri. I am 20 years old, and I am a singer, songwriter and a musician. I currently reside in the suburbs of Redmond, WA, which is where I’ve been raised from the age of four. I was actually born in Cavite, Philippines, and ...
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BK-One (of Rhymesayers)

So thrilled to have BK-One of Rhymesayers [[Brother Ali’s former DJ + Producer of more than a decade]] on the blog this week. I really don’t think BK needs much of an intro, especially if you’re a loyal Rhymesayers fan. However, if you are unfamiliar with BK, you can look him up on Rhymesayers website and his Facebook music page to learn a little more about him and his work by following all the links in this entry. So without ...
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Kosha Dillz

For those of you not yet familiar with Kosha Dillz, he is a Jewish-American rapper from New Jersey. He raps fluently in both in English and Hebrew and is also a college graduate, holding a degree in Creative Writing from Rutgers University. Kosha has had the opportunity to tour and collaborate with some of the biggest artists in the industry such as Ghostface Killah, GZA, RZA, Murs, Aesop Rock, Snoop Dogg, Matisyahu and many others. In 2016, Buzzfeed honored Kosha ...
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Shaun Harris

  Shaun Harris is a local hip-hop rapper from Tucson Arizona. His recent single “Bio” off his debut album Shock G Calls Me Chris has caught attention of many hip-hop followers, including artists like Atmosphere of Rhymesayers Entertainment. Of course when I too stumbled upon his recent release “Bio”, I had to hit him up for some Q&A about his lyrical artist try and the man himself. Check out his video: Shaun Harris x Bell Biv Cousteau – Bio Download ...