Eight Q's with Tucson Hip Hop Festival Speaker: Soren Baker

Eight Q's with Tucson Hip Hop Festival Speaker: Soren Baker

With over 3,500 articles under his belt for publications including (but not limited to) The New York TImes, XXL, and The Source, Soren Baker's discussion at the 2018 Tucson Hip Hop Festival will not be one to miss as he shares his experience as a white journalist in the Hip Hop Industry. Here are eight q's with Soren Baker.

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What I Learned From and What I Really Think About ComplexCon

What I Learned From and What I Really Think About ComplexCon

Complex just hosted their second ever #ComplexCon in Long Beach, California this past weekend and needless to say, it was crazy! Apparently they had about 50k people in attendance. That being said, I'm sharing my experience and opinions on this massive event. 

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Scott Volpe: Restaurant Owner, B-Boy, and World Champion

Scott Volpe: Restaurant Owner, B-Boy, and World Champion

Fiamme Pizza founder and head pizzaiolo, Scott Volpe, is a mover and shaker of Tucson, AZ. Starting from working behind-the-scenes at restaurants to now owning one, everything he is involved in has come full circle (like a pizza). Volpe shares his journey with us as a business owner, a b-boy in the city, and life after becoming World Champion.

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The Reality of Being a Radio Deejay with DJ Apprentice

The Reality of Being a Radio Deejay with DJ Apprentice

iHeart Radio and local Tucson deejay, DJ Apprentice, shares his insight on what it's like to be an on-air personality. Radio today is completely different compared to what radio was back in the day! Not only that but being a radio deejay is completely different than being a "gig" deejay. Apprentice gives us the lowdown. 

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Michael Tolle: Behind the Making of a Record Label

Michael Tolle: Behind the Making of a Record Label

Michael Tolle is no doubt a mover and shaker of Tucson, AZ. As the founder of Mello Music Group, Tolle shares his insight on years of sacrifices he made behind creating the label, what caught him by surprise in the music industry, his thoughts on artists being skeptical of getting signed and more! 

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Drawing Inspiration from (and with) Lando Chill

Drawing Inspiration from (and with) Lando Chill

Lando Chill first sat down with JRECOGNIZE three years ago, around the release of his first solo mixtape. A lot has happened since! Lando shares who he currently draws inspiration from, what his thoughts are on the Hip Hop community in Tucson, and more during this conversation.

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It's All Happening with Justin Hunte

It's All Happening with Justin Hunte

Justin Hunte, former Editor in Chief of HipHopDX and now HipHopDX Video Strategist/Brand Ambassador/Business Development Executive, gives us some insight on changes happening within HipHopDX, as well as advice on getting into the music industry. He also talks about OG Maco, Lupe Fiasco, dealing with controversy, and more!

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Thriving in the Music Industry with Curtiss King

Thriving in the Music Industry with Curtiss King

For those that hear the name Curtiss King, they might initially think of him as the producer for Ab Soul, MURS, Kendrick Lamar (back when he was K-Dot) and E-40. But those that know Curtiss well, know that he's more than just a producer. As an inspiration to many, Curtiss sits with us and gives us insight on how he's thrived in the music industry.

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