If you didn’t know, I started a bi-monthly podcast called The Jam!
Check out Episode 1 with my friend Desmond Marzette. Desmond is currently the Global Director of Advertising for Jordan. He has done work with Nike and various other great ad campaigns, including being the namesake of Lil Dez in the Lebron vs Kobe ad campaigns. He is also a DJ, and my good friend!
Head on over HERE and check it out!
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As we round out the finale of the 3 part interview with Corey and Fatima on Isis Dynasty, I highly implore you to visit their IndieGogo page and donate anything you can to their cause. For all the complaints there are of nothing different and fresh in the entertainment market, now is the time for you to directly contribute to the cause!
Los Angeles has long been a haven for the more eclectic artists. And when it comes down to it, being eclectic and eccentric are about the only things you can say may tie them together. But at the end of the day, you will not find any one of them to be completely alike. Whether it be Earl Sweatshirt, Def Sound, or Blu, they all have their eccentricities in different ways. What’s common is the fearlessness in being themselves, flaws and all. And in comes Strange Love.
To explain the pic above…
At some point I Ced, Quelle, and I were talking about the new wave of reality shows and such. As we were talking, Basketball Wives LA was on. Apparently one of the “wives” had been taking some stripping classes or something, and gave the other girl a lap dance. And of course, we all stopped to watch it. Cause it was awesome. I Ced straight pulled up a seat. I had to take a picture of that moment, so that I can always remember this male bonding session between artists with some good ol mid day girl on girl action on VH1.
And in true carefree and fun fashion, Quelle hits us with his contacts, the “story” behind his name, and I Ced comes in on the assist for the words of wisdom and advice for other artists.
I’ve made a point to ask musicians and DJs from Detroit how their city seems to produce so many exceptionally talented people? Maybe it’s a factor of most major cities. But when you talk about Detroit, the talent is seemingly unstoppable. J Dilla, Eminem, Danny Brown, Elzhi, Black Milk, and many more. It seems like the city produces hard working, competitive talent. But strangely enough the folks are talented humble, and seem to have little in the way of making them act “Hollywood”. It’s been interesting seeing the influx of Detroit folks in Los Angeles too.
In this part I ask Quelle on his insight on what makes Detroit such a center for extreme talent. I also ask him about his connection to Danny Brown, and about Guitar Solo )one of my favorite songs ever, which Quelle and Danny made).