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
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:
Continue reading 3 Things We Learned About the Music Industry from Rico Love + We Love Music Conference
Today, singer August Alsina, went on The Breakfast Club to promote his new music (as all artists do). But unlike most artists, August isn’t afraid to open up about his life and what’s really going on in it. In this interview, August talks about issues he has with his family and his battle with depression and thoughts of suicide.
A lot of celebrities, and everyday people, put up a façade on social media and present only the highlights of their lives or what they think would be pleasing for others to see. You see it everyday on Instagram; money, cars, clothes, girls, etc., all to try to impress everyone else. However, EVERYONE goes through trials in life that leave them emotionally hurt. Some may choose to address it and learn from that experience, but others will ignore the pain caused and never fully heal. I’m not saying that you should put everything that you’re going through on social media, but I think social media is very misleading and should not be taken farther than face value.
Thankfully, with artists like August being open Continue reading August Alsina Talks About Depression and Suicidal Thoughts
Last Friday, August 21, 2015, Consequence stopped by The Breakfast Club to talk about his new album, “A Good Comeback Story” releasing the first week of October. However, what was most interesting about his interview was him talking about the hip hop culture and the music business. In this interview, Consequence explains the difference between what’s considered a part of the hip hop culture and what’s necessary for the music business. Continue reading Hip Hop Culture vs. Music Business Necessities: Consequence Breakfast Club Interview