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Sounds from the Underground: The Hip Hop Lifestyle and Marketing Podcast from Insomniac Magazine

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Knowledge the Pirate shares his intriguing Hip Hop music industry journey.

10/13/2018
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On this episode, Knowledge the Pirate shares his incredible journey in the Hip Hop music industry which stems back to the early '90s working with Teddy Riley, Will Smith, and being signed to Interscope, yet not releasing an album until 2018.

Duration:00:28:03

Classic interview with Hip Hop great KRS One

10/1/2018
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In this classic KRS One interview with Insomniac Magazine, the iconic emcee shares tons of jewels pertaining to Hip Hop culture and the music industry. This discussion is steeped in history and a distinct perspective from one of the culture's most celebrated artists.

Duration:00:42:03

Booking shows, touring, vinyl collecting, and making a living as an artist: Flex Mathews interview

9/9/2018
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In this discussion, Israel Vasquetelle speaks with multi-award winning battle champ and DC Hip Hop mainstay Flex Matthews. This episode features insight on everything from securing shows, touring, playing festivals, collecting vinyl records, and tips for artists to make a living in the music industry. This veteran emcee has performed and toured with some of the genre’s most prominent players, including Lupe Fiasco, Slick Rick, Matisyahu, Pitbull, Wu-Tang, Pete Rock, Talib Kweli, and The...

Duration:00:39:23

Indie Hip Hop maneuvers w/ Supreme Cerebral

9/2/2018
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Insomniac Magazine chats with west coast powerhouse Hip Hop artist Supreme Cerebral. We discuss his progression in Hip Hop, selling music in a digital era and his work with impressive up and coming and established talent.

Duration:00:34:25

Success in Hip Hop: What artists can learn and apply from history. [episode 11]

8/12/2018
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On this episode, Insomniac Magazine editors Kevin Keith and Israel Vasquetelle discuss what current up and coming artists can learn from Hip Hop history to apply to their strategies in branding and other aspects of their careers.

Duration:00:15:43

AnkhleJohn discusses making his own way in the Hip Hop music industry [episode 10]

8/5/2018
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AnkhleJohn talks about making strides in the music industry as an indie Hip Hop artist. The talented emcee and creative shares insight into his current path that's brought him to create a strong buzz in the underground Hip Hop scene.

Duration:00:34:53

Blueprint shares insight on the music industry [episode 9]

6/17/2018
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On this episode of Sounds from the Underground, Israel Vasquetelle speaks with Hip Hop vet Blueprint. The talented emcee, author, filmmaker and entrepreneur shares insight into his nearly 20 year span within the music industry. He also discusses his new album, "Two-Headed Monster."

Duration:00:49:21

Dane Uno talks about his start in the Chicago Hip Hop scene and beyond [episode 8]

6/9/2018
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Dane Uno discusses his start in the Chicago Hip Hop scene and how inspiration from seeing one of the greatest emcees perform in the park as a kid led him to pursue his dreams in the music industry. Dane exudes passion for the culture and his craft. Listen to this talented artist's story.

Duration:00:31:36

From Hip Hop in Brooklyn to Global Tours + working with Major Brands: D'Stroy Interview [episode 7]

5/26/2018
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On this episode of Sounds From The Underground, the Hip Hop Lifestyle and Marketing Podcast presented by Insomniac Magazine, Israel Vasquetelle speaks with David "D'Stroy" Melendez of the world famous Hip Hop group The Arsonists. This talented artist, radio host, actor and writer shares his story of how Hip Hop opened a world of opportunities. This authentic lyricist went from making Hip Hop in Brooklyn during the 90s to touring globally, working as a host for major brands in sports and...

Duration:00:57:04

Marketing Media + Hip Hop w/ battle champ + entrepreneur Madd Illz [episode 6]

12/26/2017
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On this episode, Hip Hop activist, freestyle champ, entrepreneur and co-founder of the hugely successful Grind Time battle league shares his insight and experience in the Hip Hop music and media industries during a talk with Israel Vasquetelle. Not only is Madd Illz a top tier lyricist, battle emcee and recording artist, but he also had the distinction of speaking at the United Nations on the importance of Hip Hop culture. Thanks for listening to Insomniac Magazine's "Sounds from the...

Duration:00:36:37

Music Industry Journeys + Hip Hop Inspirations: Xtreme and Rosati Interview [episode 5]

12/10/2017
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Platinum powerhouse producer Xtreme and lyrical titan Rosati (of #TheWinners collective) share their journeys within the music industry. These talented Hip Hop creators discuss their new project, musical inspirations, and Xtreme talks about getting a big break through a chance meeting with Jay Z on the streets of Chicago. Don’t sleep on this episode of the new podcast from Insomniac Magazine, “Sounds from the Underground."

Duration:00:50:47

Music Industry Journeys + Hip Hop Inspirations: Xtreme and Rosati Interview

12/10/2017
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Platinum powerhouse producer Xtreme and lyrical titan Rosati (of #TheWinners collective) share their journeys within the music industry. These talented Hip Hop creators discuss their new project, musical inspirations, and Xtreme talks about getting a big break through a chance meeting with Jay Z on the streets of Chicago. Don’t sleep on this episode of the new podcast from Insomniac Magazine, “Sounds from the Underground.”

Duration:00:50:47

Marketing, Branding + Indie Artist Survival in the Music Industry: Interview w/ Soul / Hip Hop Songstress Ida Divine [episode 4]

12/3/2017
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Ida Divine has proven to be a superior branding practitioner in all of her artistic endeavors. Her carefully crafted sound and look exude confidence with an authentic vintage flair. This, along with immense marketing savvy, makes her a model example of what it takes to effectively maneuver as an entrepreneurial artist. Ida seemlessly blends classic soul, Hip Hop, and Afro-Caribbean sounds into her culturally rich style of music. During this discussion with Insomniac Magazine's Israel...

Duration:00:25:33

Interview with Ice Cube iconic film and music industry legend [episode 3]

11/26/2017
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Ice Cube needs no introduction, he’s conquered music, film, and television. In this throwback interview recorded a few years before the film "Straight Outta Compton," was released Ice Cube spoke with Israel Vasquetelle for Insomniac Magazine about his transformation from gangsta rapper to film star and entertainment mogul. He also sheds insight into his journey within this turbulent music industry. As well, he gives advice and shares a valuable lesson learned from his own experiences in the...

Duration:00:25:30

Interview with Hip Hop Icon Kool Keith [episode 2]

11/13/2017
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In this episode of Sounds from the Underground, Insomniac Magazine founder Israel Vasquetelle digs deep with Hip Hop icon Kool Keith. This enigmatic Hip Hop veteran is truly a rapper's rapper. In this discussion, Keith shares thoughts on his legacy in the Hip Hop music industry and his perspective on its progression.

Duration:00:39:50

Hip Hop, Marketing + International Moves: Interview w/ Daniel Son [episode 1]

11/5/2017
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On the first episode of "Sounds from the Underground" the Hip Hop lifestyle and marketing podcast from Insomniac Magazine, host Israel Vasquetelle talks with prolific Toronto emcee Daniel Son. This interview delves into the up and coming artist's inspirations, as well as his global approach to music production and marketing in the incredibly competitive Hip Hop industry. The humble underground rising star and Insomniac Magazine mainstay is quick to share credit for his success with those...

Duration:00:25:03