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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

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Media Maven Karen Civil Gives Advice to New Bloggers, Talks About Her New Book, and Much More

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If you know anything about hip hop, you know the name Karen Civil. She’s best known from her blog that gives its readers “an industry insider look into hip hop“. However, Karen also manages different artists, including YG and Nipsey Hussle, and has been pivotal in making business relationships between artists and major companies for endorsements, which has been extremely important as artist become more dependent on other streams of income than just music sells.

Today, Continue reading Media Maven Karen Civil Gives Advice to New Bloggers, Talks About Her New Book, and Much More

New Music: The Internet, Kehlani, and More

New music!!! What’s better than new music you instantly love?… (Ok. Maybe that. You’re right.) The last time I was this excited about new music was late last year when Tinashe dropped “Aquarius“, which I still listen to when I feel emotionally numb and need those vibrations. But now I’ve discovered new artists to vibe to.

Continue reading New Music: The Internet, Kehlani, and More