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CULTR•VULTR | Episode 3 | “To All the Plugs with Bricks and Bars”
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I’ve had @jag on heavy 🔂 since the beginning of this year. And a couple of days ago, I got the opportunity to meet him and his manager Patrick @257mgmt. I know I always say this, but this was one of the most interesting conversations I had ever had with both the artist and his manager. This was also my first time sitting down with an artist’s manager and I hope to have more of those conversations with people behind the scenes because not only was Patrick a G, he also helped me understand a lot about what goes down behind the scenes and the grind that it takes to make it in the music industry.
For a full compilation of videos of our conversation, click here
In this video segment, Savon talks about his come up in the broadcasting industry, the creation of The Need to Know Podcast, meeting his co-hosts, 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. For a full compilation of my conversation with Savon click on the following: @JoeBudden: Hire Me! and Working with Charlamagne Tha God.
I had the pleasure to speak with Nate Whitsell – creator of San Diego Loves Hip Hop (@sdloveshiphop) and a highly regarded hip-hop journalist in San Diego.
Passionately immersed in the SD hip-hop scene, he often reminds me of Adam22 of No Jumper Podcast for providing a platform to local talent. Despite the fact that we spoke for over three hours, my mind was still full of questions, given how knowledgeable and experienced Nate is in this industry.
This snippet was meant to be an outtake of the recording because I made the mistake of forgetting to click “record” just a few minutes into our conversation. Nonetheless, I still wanted to share this clip because, for one, I’m still high off the strength that Nate was kind enough to spare his time to speak with me and two, I wanted to let anyone who comes across this to be on the lookout for Nate’s interview with Jag (@Jag) that’ll be dropping soon. #Jag is not an artist you want to sleep on; definitely check out his music 🙌🏼🔥.
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 resources that are made available to kids who have an interest in learning how to create music or jumpstart their podcasting venture.