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Angie Martinez: The Voice of Hip Hop History

Angie Martinez, commonly known as the Voice of New York, did an interview on The Breakfast Club this morning to promote her new memoir, My Voice, that’s being released Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

I’m a huge fan of Angie! (I low key want to be the next Angie Martinez) If you’re a fan of hip hop, man or woman, you know and respect who Angie is in the hip hop culture. Her experience and influence in the industry is inspirational. If you watch or listen to her interviews you’ll notice that she has a way of making her guests feel extremely comfortable in a way that, as a viewer, you feel like you’ve eavesdropped in on a conversation between friends. She makes what she does look easy, but there is a real talent, skill, and empathy that’s needed to make someone feel trusting enough to have an intimate conversation.

Angie gets personal in her upcoming memoir. Continue reading Angie Martinez: The Voice of Hip Hop History

3 Things We Learned About the Music Industry from Rico Love + We Love Music Conference

Rico Love stopped by The Breakfast Club to promote his new music conference that’s being offered through the Black Expo entitled, We Love Music Conference. This conference was put together in an effort to develop up and coming song writers, producers, artists, managers, etc. It offers classes taught by industry leaders, including a class on the art of songs, taught by Rico Love himself that teaches you the steps you should take in order to make a hit song. Rico also notes that with giving this valuable information in the conference, it will increase the quality of up and coming music and therefore, increase the value of music. We Love Music Conference is very affordable; price point at $175 for 2 days.
Rico Love didn’t just talk about his conference though, he also shared some knowledge/thoughts about the music industry (as he always does). Here are 3 things we learned:

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A Rare Talent on the Rise: Dear Silas


I was first introduced to Dear Silas at a concert held in Jackson, MS. I was completely blown away by his talent as not only a thought provoking lyricist, but a talented musician. He effortlessly went from rapping to playing his trumpet back to rapping as if such artistry is easy to do. I was undoubtedly amazed and deemed him the “Kendrick Lamar of Jackson, MS”. However, I don’t want to start any comparisons, because he is a star in his own right. I’m so excited to see Silas’s growth into becoming the star I know he is destined to be. Check out his new video for his single “Gullah Gullah Island” and listen to his new project “The Day I Died” below. Continue reading A Rare Talent on the Rise: Dear Silas