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

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.


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

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.


Blueprint shares insight on the music industry [episode 9]

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.”


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

Dane Uno discusses his early 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’s passion and energy for the culture and his craft are an inspiration. Listen to this talented artist’s story.


From Hip Hop in Brooklyn to Global Tours and for Hosting Major Brands: D’Stroy Interview (episode 7)

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 opporunities. 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...


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

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...


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

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.”


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

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...


Interview with Hip Hop Icon Kool Keith [episode 2]

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.