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Every other Tuesday, we release an interview with hip hop artists and creatives, who range from DJs to breakers, emcees to graffiti writers, producers to entrepreneurs, community leaders and mentors. We talk about their passion for hip hop, their lessons learned, business practices, relationships, personal development and maintaining health. You will get to know our guests and learn from their experiences. Thereby, we hope you get a real and authentic insight into the untold stories and lives of the people who actively contribute to the hip hop culture, beyond the mass media portrayal.
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East3

East3

2020-11-1701:05:24

In this episode we interview Ken Nishimura aka East3. He is a lifelong writer, hip hop practitioner, designer, multimedia artist, entrepreneur, accountant, and educator. Ken lives in Hawaii and represents the Rock Force Crew. We chat about his inspiring community work with incarcerated youth, the lessons he learned from his mentor Phase2, healing from trauma, why you should not use the G-word, and the evolution of writing as an art form. You can find East3 here: www.keepitflowingmedia.com www.east-3.com www.instagram.com/eastthree Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/soulsofhiphop)
Rob Stull

Rob Stull

2020-11-0301:02:22

In this episode we interview Rob Stull. Rob is a Comic Book Industry Veteran who has worked for every major publisher, a teacher, a Museum of Fine Arts Boston Artist-in-Residence, and an Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Luminary. We chat about how he got into the comic book industry, the influence of hip hop culture, advice for upcoming artists, adventures with Phase2, and becoming the first local artist to receive a residency from the museum of fine arts.You can find Rob here:www.robstull.com www.instagram.com/robstull24 www.twitter.com/RobStull24 www.facebook.com/iamrobstull www.mfa.org/exhibition/writing-the-future https://openarchives.umb.edu/digital/collection/p15774coll41 Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/soulsofhiphop)
Christie Zee

Christie Zee

2020-10-2001:03:20

In our 10th episode, we talk to Christie Zee, the CEO of DMC USA, the prestigious and longest running DJ championship, as well as the co-founder of Tools of War park jams, a publicist, and event coordinator.  We chat about her passion for turntablism, the challenges of navigating the industry as a white female Muslim, saying no to hip hop legends, baking cookies and the importance of showing up. You can find Christie at:www.instagram.com/dmcusadjbattles/ www.dmcdjchamps.com www.youtube.com/theOfficialDMCUSAwww.facebook.com/ChristieZeee Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/soulsofhiphop)
B-Boy Teknyc

B-Boy Teknyc

2020-10-0601:11:32

In this episode we talk to Joel Martinez aka Teknyc. He is a b-boy, writer, educator, cultural ambassador, spy award recipient and represents Skill Methodz Crew and Fame City Kings. We have an in-depth conversation on his early days, how he got his name, his passionate pursuit of his diverse talents, the Spy award, the Go-off, the Coffee Break, and his views on the social justice issues. You can find Teknyc on:www.instagram.com/teknyc/ www.twitter.com/teknyc Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/soulsofhiphop)
DJ Skeme Richards

DJ Skeme Richards

2020-09-2201:05:38

In the 8th episode we talk to DJ Skeme Richards aka the Nostalgia King. Skeme is a global DJ, cultural ambassador, foodie, and pop culture preserver from Philadelphia. We chat about growing up in Philly, Blaxploitation films, the passion of collecting, the impact of black culture, the key to successful entrepreneurship, finding the best burgers and beers, and much more. You can find Skeme at:www.nostalgiaking.com/ www.instagram.com/skemerichards/ www.facebook.com/DJSkemeRichardsOfficial/ www.twitter.com/hotpeasandbutta Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/soulsofhiphop)
Writer Lito

Writer Lito

2020-09-0801:13:48

On this show, we talk to Lito Aguinaga. Lito is a writer, b-boy, host, community leader and entrepreneur from the Kissimmee, FL. He is also the founder of the clothing company Soul Culture. We discuss Lito's introduction to writing, the thin line between selling out and keeping it real, the influences that led to Soul Culture, promoting jams, and maintaining mental health. You can find Lito at:www.instagram.com/soul_lito/www.instagram.com/soul.culture/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/soulsofhiphop)
Keyla & Flashback

Keyla & Flashback

2020-07-2101:18:05

On today’s show we have a multi-talented power couple: Keyla Escribano and Ariel St. Hilaire aka Flashback. Keyla is a B-Girl, model, yoga teacher, and Florida Realtor. Flashback is a DJ, close-up magician, entertainer, martial artist, and entrepreneur. In this interview we talk about quitting your 9-to-5 job and key take-aways to being successful entrepreneurs, transitioning from a stereotypical player to a dedicated husband, the key to communication and loving yourself. You can find them here: www.instagram.com/buyandsellwithkeyla/ www.instagram.com/yogabgirl/ www.instagram.com/bboyflashback/ www.mixcloud.com/flashinthemix/ www.youtube.com/user/bboyflashback/ Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/soulsofhiphop)
B-Boy Josh Ortiz

B-Boy Josh Ortiz

2020-06-2301:01:06

On this episode, we talk to Josh Ortiz also known as B-Boy Incredible Josh or Jnkredible, a professional dancer, acrobat, producer, recording artist, and teacher from the Bronx, NY. His movie and live performance credits include 'Battle of the Year', 'Step Up 3 & 4', the Ellen Show, Janet Jackson's World Tour, Cirque du Soleil, and many more. Josh is also a member of the Incredible Breakers and Skill Methodz Crew. In the interview, we discuss his upbringing in the Bronx, entrepreneurial advice, the importance of health, and Hip Hop as an umbrella brand. You can find Josh here: www.jnkredible.com www.instagram.com/sunz_i www.youtube.com/user/incrediblebboy Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/soulsofhiphop)
DJ Fleg

DJ Fleg

2020-06-0201:23:20

On this episode, we talk to Stephen Fleg or better known as DJ Fleg. He is a world-renown DJ, producer, multi-instrumentalist, promoter, and b-boy from Baltimore, MD. He regularly releases music through his record company Greenmount Records.  We learn about his journey as a musician and producer, djing for the 2018 Youth Olympics, his love for Brazil, and the challenges of creating music for multiple avenues while finding a healthy balance.  You can find and support him here: instagram.com/djfleg facebook.com/therealdjfleg soundcloud.com/octopusfleg octopusfleg.bandcamp.com twitter.com/DJFLEG Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/soulsofhiphop)
On this episode, we talk to Richie aka Abstrak & Sulim Soto. Abstrak is the founder of Skill Methodz Crew, an incredible breaker, martial artist, film maker, and video editor. Sulim expresses her creativity through Photoshop and video editing. Together they founded "Instrumntl Media", a company based out of Orlando, FL, that aims to inspire people on health and their journey for truth. We learn about their passion for dancing, their diligent research for spiritual truth, overcoming challenges in pursuing the life of an artist, mastering parenting, and supporting each other in a relationship. You can find them here: instagram.com/abstrumental instagram.com/sulim81 instagram.com/indigo_child03 instagram.com/instrumntl_media instagram.com/project_momentum instrumentalmedia.tv foundationalmethodz.com thisismomentum.com Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/soulsofhiphop)
MC E-Turn

MC E-Turn

2020-05-0501:00:31

On this episode, we welcome E-Turn, an emcee, singer, and touring artist based out of Orlando, Florida. She represents Second Subject crew and is signed to the label Fake Four. Her latest album is called 'Young World'.  In the interview, we discuss her career, touring overseas, being a female in hip hop, advice for aspiring emcees, and maintaining health.  You can find E-Turn here: www.e-turnmusic.com www.instagram.com/eturnmusic www.twitter.com/eturnmusic Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/soulsofhiphop)
On our first episode, we welcome Carolina and Alex Diaz. They are married and have an adorable 5-year old son. Carolina is a seasoned HR professional who holds a Master’s degree in Psychology and runs her own online store for women apparel called Lolita by Lola. Alex also known as Pookie or B-Boy El Nino is one of the most elite professional dancers in the world. He has won numerous international championships, is the president of the legendary Floor Lords Crew, and also represents Squadron and Boogie Brats. Last but not least, he is an event promoter and owner of the clothing brand Visionary Lifestyle. Where you can find El Nino: www.instagram.com/bboyelnino/ www.instagram.com/floorlordsboston/ https://shopvisionaries.com/  Where you can find Carolina: www.instagram.com/carolina.img/ www.etsy.com/shop/lolitabylola/  Also you can check out El Nino's song "It's breaking" here: https://youtu.be/qN70YpCl148 Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/soulsofhiphop)
Episode Zero

Episode Zero

2020-04-2004:36

This is a brief introduction of what you can expect from our 'Souls of Hip Hop' podcast. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/soulsofhiphop)
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