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Groundwater Episode 15 with Cunabear

Cunabear and I talk about how visual art and song writing can merge together. He goes deep into his creative process and show us how the magic is made. Ohhhh… and we get super personal at the end, so get ready for all the feels.

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Groundwater Episode 14 with Blueprint

I ask Blueprint a bunch of specific questions, so to give you some context before you listen to this podcast, go over to click over here site de rencontre badoo http://www.vffl.at/lybistok/311 christliche partnervermittlung kassel kennenlernen wikipedia anibis rencontres homme cherche homme pop over to this site index dating guys same age site de rencontre ngaoundere Blueprint’s Bandcamp page to check out his project Vigilante Genesis. It’s the concept album of all concept albums.

On a style tip, what separates this rap album from most is that it has zero hooks, which brings the listener’s focus directly to the story telling. And dayum, how the characters develop and the tensions build. It’s set in a comic book world where drones talk and revenge is real, where the lines of morality blur and vendettas become obsessions. In this world, doing the right thing just might get you killed. The post-apocalyptic world of Vigilante Genesis is so futuristic yet so present day and so relevant right now. And if that’s not enough icing on the cake to make you bite down, the entire album is produced by the legendary, Aesop Rock.

In this episode, Blueprint and I talk about so many things. But some of the highlights are:

  • Releasing a record on Rhymesayers Entertainment vs. releasing it yourself
  • The race to the bottom in the music economy
  • The genius of Lonzo Ball’s marketing strategy
  • Amanda Palmer, Seth Godin, Michael Hyatt’s Platform
  • POS from Doomtree

Ohhhh… and we talk about:

  • How to stay focused with regards to song writing
  • How to tour in markets that will respond to your art
  • How to get good at something you’re not already
  • How to develop a weekly campaign for a project release
  • How to think like an entrepreneur

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Groundwater Episode 13 with Adam Henze

Adam Henze has been a poet and organizer in the slam community for more than a decade. His poetry has been featured on PBS’ Mainstreet and NPR’s All Things Considered. His first book of verse, Written in the Dish Pit, is available on Chatterhouse Press.

He’s a doctoral candidate at University of Indiana and he’s writing his dissertation on the pedagogy of hip hop and spoken word. He’s also the founder of Slam Camp and the Vice President of Southern Fried Poetry Inc. If you are into poetry or teaching, this one is for you.

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Groundwater Episode 12 with KidDEAD

In this episode, KidDEAD and I talk about ‘Merica, what it means to make it, and touring Iceland.

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Groundwater Episode 11 with Kimberly Simms

In this episode Kimberly Simms and I discuss art as a means of healing, how to take a journalistic approach to poetry, and her brand new book.

In her debut book of poems, Lindy Lee: Songs on Mill Hill, Kimberly chronicles the lives of textile workers in the Piedmont region with historical accuracy and imaginative insight. These are poems of sorrow, joy, and redemption that linger in the heart.

A graduate of Furman University (BA) and Clemson University (MA), her work has appeared in over 30 literary journals including the Asheville Poetry Review and the Broad River Review. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and her work is included in the South Carolina Poetry Archives at Furman University.

She is the proud founder of Wits End Poetry, a non-profit now celebrating 15 years of creating South Carolina poetry events and educational outreach.

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Groundwater Episode 10 with Ceschi

Ceschi and I talk about touring Europe, breaking the 4th wall while performing, and what responsibility the artist has to the audience. Ceschi is one of the founders of one of the raddest record labels of all time, Fake Four Inc.

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Groundwater Episode 9 with Ed Mabrey

Ed Mabrey is featured on Season 3, 5, and 6 of Verses and Flow. He’s an Emmy Nominee and a 4-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion.
He goes deep into his process and answers the ever-present question, does your art love you back?

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Groundwater Episode 8 with Monifa Lemons

Monifa Lemons and I talk about how to unapologetically invest in the craft of pursuing poetry.

Also recognized as SelahthePoet, Monifa began her poetic journey in Columbia, SC in the late 90s, where she hosted and featured at open mic venues for over 15 years. Originally from New York City, Monifa has studied theatrical arts most of her life and performed in plays, including Dreamgirls in SC at Workshop Theatre and Two Trains Running at Black Spectrum Theatre in NY. Most recently a published poet, her work can now be found in “Home is Where,” an anthology of Southern poets, edited by Dr. Kwame Dawes. She currently resides in Lugoff, SC where she is mommying her girls and writing daily towards her first manuscript.

She is the Co-Founder and Director of The Watering Hole.

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Groundwater Episode 7 with Bluz

In this episode we talk about snuff films, cash me outside, and how to get gigs at colleges. He literally went from performing at open mics to arenas.

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Groundwater Episode 6 with Matthew Cuban Hernandez

In this episode Cuban and I have way too much fun and we discuss how he became best friends with Queen Latifah.

Matthew “Cuban” Hernandez is an international poet, teaching artist and Slam (poetry) coach from Jacksonville, Florida. Hernandez founded Shattered Thought, a youth poetry slam and mentoring organization that eventually contracted with the Duval County Juvenile Court Program to provide writing and performance workshops. He has since been invited to facilitate writing and performance workshops in schools and juvenile detention centers nationally and internationally. His craft training includes a residency with Leeds Young Authors (Leeds, West Yorkshire, England) and teacher training with Youth Speaks, a youth program that creates safe spaces that challenge young people to find, develop, publicly present, and use their voices as tools for social change. of 10 Hernandez received Jacksonville’s Youth Mentor of the Year award in 2005. Currently, he serves as a core FLOW instructor and Arts Program Educator at New Earth. He implements FLOW modules at five probation camps throughout Los Angeles County serving close to 500 boys and young men weekly. Additionally, he works closely with the New Earth Founder/Lead Instructor to develop and refine curriculum and design and implement the instructor training program.

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Hit him up at MatthewCubanPoetry@gmail.com

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