35 min

Cultural Exposure and Experiential Learning for Black Empowerment - A Conversation with Dre Lloyd Prison To Millions

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Join us for an insightful conversation with Dre Lloyd, an accomplished artist and digital marketer hailing from New Jersey. Dre shares his remarkable 15-year journey in the rap industry and how a crucial digital marketing class during the COVID-19 pandemic transformed his approach to promoting music. Learn about Dre’s deep understanding of music contracts, digital advertising, and the importance of industry conferences like Traffic and Conversion for both artists and marketers. We also delve into the legacies of Marcus Garvey and Malcolm X, emphasizing the role of activism and the need to adopt  new strategies in today's world.
Our discussion then takes a critical look at the pursuit of material success, especially within marginalized communities. Hear about the societal pressures and systemic imbalances that often push individuals toward dangerous paths, using the story of Biggie Smalls as a backdrop. We highlight the disparities in crime perception and punishment based on racial lines, and the importance of offering broader options and robust support to the younger generation. It's a call to enable them to see success beyond the narrow confines society often presents.
In the final segment, we explore the value of experiential learning and cultural exposure over traditional education. We learn about his plans to have young people attend global certificate classes, intern with successful entrepreneurs, and gain practical experience managing small businesses. We reflect on how travel and cultural experiences hold long-term benefits, especially for Black Americans, aiming to create a legacy that empowers future generations. The conversation ends with a thoughtful discussion on material possessions, status, and understanding one's cultural and socioeconomic context.

Join us for an insightful conversation with Dre Lloyd, an accomplished artist and digital marketer hailing from New Jersey. Dre shares his remarkable 15-year journey in the rap industry and how a crucial digital marketing class during the COVID-19 pandemic transformed his approach to promoting music. Learn about Dre’s deep understanding of music contracts, digital advertising, and the importance of industry conferences like Traffic and Conversion for both artists and marketers. We also delve into the legacies of Marcus Garvey and Malcolm X, emphasizing the role of activism and the need to adopt  new strategies in today's world.
Our discussion then takes a critical look at the pursuit of material success, especially within marginalized communities. Hear about the societal pressures and systemic imbalances that often push individuals toward dangerous paths, using the story of Biggie Smalls as a backdrop. We highlight the disparities in crime perception and punishment based on racial lines, and the importance of offering broader options and robust support to the younger generation. It's a call to enable them to see success beyond the narrow confines society often presents.
In the final segment, we explore the value of experiential learning and cultural exposure over traditional education. We learn about his plans to have young people attend global certificate classes, intern with successful entrepreneurs, and gain practical experience managing small businesses. We reflect on how travel and cultural experiences hold long-term benefits, especially for Black Americans, aiming to create a legacy that empowers future generations. The conversation ends with a thoughtful discussion on material possessions, status, and understanding one's cultural and socioeconomic context.

35 min