I know you've been waiting on me to drop a new podcast episode. Apologies! Between editing, going to Italy for vacation and trying to detox from the aforementioned carb fest, I've been in a blur. But the wait is worth it.
There's a ton of playlists out there but anyone who's a hip-hop fan knows that Spotify's RapCaviar is killing the game. With over 8 million subscribers, it's the biggest and arguably, most influential playlist that fans and industry heads alike listen to. So, how do you get on RapCaviar? I spoke to Tuma Basa, Spotify's Global Head of Hip-Hop, on the secrets to being featured plus awesome advice on how to network.
Everyone and their mama told me to do a podcast. So, I'm doing a podcast. XXL 'Shot Callers' is dope convos with executives, insiders and personalities behind your favorite hip-hop artists. In my first convo, I interview radio maven Angela Yee on the success of The Breakfast Club, overcoming sexism and the really crazy Jay-Z interview that changed her life.