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In The Trap Podcast Sarah Harrison

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    In The Trap Podcast | EP 5: SK Vibemaker

    In The Trap Podcast | EP 5: SK Vibemaker

    Music Collector & Commentator, DJ, Interviewer, Podcast and Radio Presenter joins Sarah Harrison, In The Trap Podcast to tell his story:

    • Grandfather was a pioneering Soul DJ between 70s-90s, rubbing shoulders with elites, including Royalty and iconic Entertainers
    • Developed a love for Music in secondary school, MC’ing in corridors and intrigued by peers with DJ decks
    • Inspirations ranging from Redman to Shabba Ranx to Skibbadee to Shy FX to Funk Flex
    • Immersed in a multitude of genres - Reggae/Dancehall, Jungle, Drum’nBass, Garage, Grime, US & UK Hip-Hop
    • Started in a 6 person crew named ’Shotta Krew’, hence the abbreviation that lived on, SK!
    • Worked at the BBC with Tim Westwood’s production company which he fled following a major car incident
    • Various (pirate) radio stints - Heat FM, Mystic Radio, Deja Vu, Pyro, Rinse FM
    • Amassed a photo album to envy!
    • Was part of a Mixtape movement that shaped UK underground music culture with names like Meridien Bloodline (Skepta) and Sincere (Fredo, Stay Flee Get Lizzy)
    • Spent 10 years as the host of the Urban World Podcast
    • The consistency in his work output defining a true creative vs. fake influence
    • Interesting interactions with Eminem, Wu-Tang, Quavo (Migos) and Guru (Gang Starr)
    • The emancipation of his character starting during The Chronicles DVD era of 2004, recording 60 hours of interviews
    • Podcast outlet 'On overtaking Radio

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    • 1 hr 31 min
    In The Trap Podcast | EP 4: Whitney Taber

    In The Trap Podcast | EP 4: Whitney Taber

    Music Executive, Mentor and Media Personality Whitney Taber joins Sarah Harrison, In The Trap Podcast to tell her story:

    • Moving in between several US states as a Native American
    • Flirting with many passions, from Sports to Nursing to School Teacher to Bar Tending
    • Meeting and marrying her first husband at 23 years old, becoming a housewife
    • Spontaneously landing a job in LA as Executive Assistant to Rihanna’s Creative Director
    • Humbling herself in between regular jobs in the quest for another career
    Taking up the Client Service position at Record Plant Recording Studios, working closely with then VP Rose Mann-Cherney
    • Graduating to Assitant Studio Manager and then VP herself
    • The evolution of studio etiquette with the shift of Social Media
    • Memorable stories of Nipsey Hussle and Beyonce
    • Transitioning to Media Personality and Life Coach
    • Working with Founder of 'Girls Make Beats' Tiffany Miranda, a non-profit that teaches young girls how to Produce, Engineer and DJ
    • The polarising categorising of women in Rap
    • Discouraging competition between women
    • The importance of a game plan in helping navigate your way
    • How to deal with misogyny and male predatory behaviour in Music


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    • 1 hr 30 min
    In The Trap Podcast | EP 3: Monti Washington

    In The Trap Podcast | EP 3: Monti Washington

    Actor, Writer, Model and Motivational Speaker Monti Washington, joins Sarah Harrison, In The Trap Podcast to tell his story:

    • Growing up in the foster care system
    • Defying the "black person from the hood” stereotype by finishing college
    • Staying in a homeless shelter as a college graduate in pursuit of his acting dreams in LA
    • Mastering becoming an expert in who he is; knowing himself first before playing another character
    • Admiring the level of training in British actors and the appreciation for the craft
    • The concept of not looking like our story
    • Constant reminders of the struggle that heightens the highs and prevents complacency
    • Positive black male representation in movie roles
    • Dreams of being the lead protagonist in a series
    • Progress being a process; perseverance is a cheat code for life
    • Racial injustice in America is fuelled by the brainwashing of the media portrayal the criminal narrative
    • Recalling an Uber ride interaction with a white woman driver
    • The George Floyd fuelling a worldwide stand against Racism
    • The positive change of worldwide protests and counting the wins in the midst of “feed fatigue”
    • His experiences outside the US, London specifically having different cultural communities
    • Fan of UK Rap

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    In The Trap Podcast | EP 2: Navjosh

    In The Trap Podcast | EP 2: Navjosh

    Founder of HipHop-N-More Blogging Website, Journalist, Music Consultant and Executive Producer Navjosh joins Sarah Harrison, In The Trap Podcast to tell his story:

    • Falling in love with Hip-Hop through being a Percussionist then exploring the story behind the genre
    • Career shifting from hopes of Pro Golf to Law studies
    • Setting up the HipHop-N-More blog website, navigating through its growth and learning (tech skills and secrets) on the job, from Ad Marketing to SEO
    • The balance between headline grabbing stories vs. thirsty click baits in the Media space
    • Having a knack for digging up hidden gems/exclusives
    • The impact of (third-party) Social Media platforms on revenue
    • The function of blog “leaks” solicited by Record Labels as marketing strategy
    • Putting on Artists in their early stages, discovering huge artists like Russ, Ty Dolla Sign and August Alsina (whom he presented his first mixtape for, hosted by Greg Street
    • Passing on Lil Uzi Vert when DJ Drama brought him to his attention!
    • A gripe with TDE over early reveal of good kid mad city album cover + track-list
    • Mutual respect with other Media figures of integrity like Elliott Wilson
    • His native culture intertwining strongly with Hip-Hop, with producers like Timbaland and Dr. Dre drawing heavy influence
    • Turning down website acquisitions (i.e. staying independent)
    • Projects for blogs in the current and future ecosystem

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    In The Trap Podcast | EP 1: HipHopMike

    In The Trap Podcast | EP 1: HipHopMike

    New York born and bred Radio Personality, Music Manager and Street A&R HipHopMike joins Sarah Harrison, In The Trap Podcast to tell his story

    • Working some very interesting regular jobs
    • Turbulent late teens
    • Getting the attention of Peter Rosenberg from Hot 97 via MySpace and sneaking into events!
    • The era of mixtapes East vs South, with popular DJs Envy and Whoo Kid running the streets in NY
    • His start with Hot 97 as Street Team and navigating his way through various roles
    • Clicking with Karlie Hustle and DJ Juanyto, dabbling in podcasting with 'Feed The Meter'
    • The stresses of Radio, despite being a great network builder
    • Getting fired
    • What made him transition into management
    • Radio is a great network builder
    • Connecting with NY Artist Livelikedavis whom he now manages
    • Artist attitude being the biggest % of the package
    • Drawbacks of production company deals
    • Major labels are never going to disappear, despite the independent market thriving.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    In The Trap Podcast [The Warm-Up] : Russ 2016 Throwback

    In The Trap Podcast [The Warm-Up] : Russ 2016 Throwback

    THE BIRTH OF THE DIY PIONEER!!! •

    Hosted by Sarah Harrison
    In The Trap Podcast with Russ

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    • 16 min

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