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Artist Noah Scalin interviews fellow artists about their experiences navigating the art world.

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Artist Noah Scalin interviews fellow artists about their experiences navigating the art world.

    Noah-O

    Noah-O

    Noah-O is an innovative rapper and entrepreneur that has been a staple on the Virginia Hip Hop scene since his debut project Monument Avenue in 2014. He founded the Charged Up Entertainment record label and recently launched a flagship store in Richmond, Virginia. He’s made appearances on Sway in The Morning and Hot 97 and was named one of Style Weekly's Top 40 Under 40. His latest release is the deeply personal album TRILLipino, which captures his experiences as a Filipino American growing up in San Francisco & Richmond, VA.

    In this hour long conversation we discuss


    Dissolving self-pressure to allow for creative experimentation
    Translating storytelling and poetry skills into a creative career
    And so much more!

    Noah-O’s site: noah-o.com

    Noah-O’s IG: @chargedupnoaho

    TRILLipino: Link to Album

    TRILLipino is Noah-O's most personal project to date. Original conceptualizing this album began in 2016. Noah wanted to create a body of work that would capture his experiences as a Filipino American growing up in San Francisco, CA & also Richmond, VA. Through having a desire to tell his own story he began to realize that the album to not only tells his family's story but also touches on the collective experience of the Filipino diaspora. Musically TRILLipino is a project that combines Noah's diverse influences From Bay Area Rap, Boom Bap to Lo Fi & Southern Hip Hop. Searching hi & lo to find a producer who could pull this together Noah met Suttahomz. A Brooklyn native who now resides in VA. Suttahomz is a seasoned veteran formerly of Roc Nation with production credits from Amerie to 2 Chainz. Through years of hard work, becoming friends and finding a cohesive sound, we now present "TRILLipino."

    Noah on Patreon: patreon.com/noahscalin

    Music by Jantrax


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Jonathan Mann

    Jonathan Mann

    Jonathan is known for writing a Song-A-Day, which he has done every day since January 1st of 2009 - which means he is rapidly nearing 5,000 original songs. His songs have gone viral, gained him worldwide recognition and are now even available as NFTs. 

    In this hour long conversation, we discuss the benefits of daily creative projects, what NFTs can offer artists, and so much more!

    Jonathan Mann’s site: jonathanmann.net

    Jonathan Mann’s IG: @jonathanmann

    Additional Links:

    Fun-A-Day

    As It Happens: Song A Day 

    Noah on Patreon: patreon.com/noahscalin

    Music by Jantrax


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Jennifer Egan

    Jennifer Egan

    Jennifer is the Pulitzer prize winning author of the novel A Visit from the Goon Squad, she also wrote Manhattan Beach, which won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and many other multi-award winning books. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, Granta, McSweeney's, and The New York Times Magazine. And her new book The Candy House, a sibling novel to A Visit from the Goon Squad, came out from Scribner on April 5, 2022.

    In this hour long conversation we discuss: pursuing a career in writing, the process of publishing novels, and so much more!

    Jennifer Egan’s site: jennifergan.com

    Jennifer Egan’s IG: @jennifereganwriter

    Noah on Patreon: patreon.com/noahscalin

    Music by Jantrax


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Hamilton Glass

    Hamilton Glass

    Hamilton, AKA Ham, is a Richmond, Virginia based artist with a background in architecture and design. Ham is a prolific painter and muralist, who is well known for using his art as a tool for inspiration and healing in the community. In 2020, Ham founded the influential large-scale public art project: Mending Walls which was created to bring about healing through public art while adding to the conversation of Black Lives Matter.

    In this hour long conversation we discuss:


    The power of public art
    Shifting career paths
    And so much more!

    Hamilton Glass’ site: whosham.com

    Hamilton Glass’ IG: @hamglass

    Noah on Patreon: patreon.com/noahscalin

    Music by Jantrax


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    • 1 hr
    Kate McKean

    Kate McKean

    Kate is a literary agent at the Howard Morhaim Literary Agency in Brooklyn, NY. She is also an adjunct professor at New York University. Her work has appeared in Electric Literature, Catapult, Racked, Popula, and in SCRATCH: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living. She writes the fantastic substack newsletter Agents & Books about, you guessed it, literary agents and books.

    In this hour long conversation we discuss:


    What exactly a book publishing agent does (and why you might need one)
    As well as the reality of what it means to get a book published.
    And so much more!

    Kate McKean’s site: morhaimliterary.com

    Kate McKean’s substack: katemckean.substack.com

    Kate McKean’s IG: @kate_mckean

    Noah on Patreon: patreon.com/noahscalin

    Music by Jantrax


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Talking with Freehand Profit about NFTs

    Talking with Freehand Profit about NFTs

    Freehand is an LA based multi-disciplined artist who’s infamous for destroying coveted sneakers to make unique masks - a body of work stemming from a year long, daily project called MASK365 (inspired by own Skull-A-Day project!) Since 2010 he has made more than 200 one of a kind sneaker masks, working with brands like Nike, adidas, Puma, Cadillac, Converse and more. Freehand was also my very first podcast interviewee and I’m excited to have him back for the 2nd time to specifically talk about the world of NFTs.

    In this hour long conversation we discuss:

    - Navigating Non-fungible tokens as an artist

    - The pros and cons of this new digital space

    - and more!

    Freehand Profit’s site: freehandprofit.com

    Freehand Profit’s IG and Twitter: @freehandprofit

    NFT Twitter Thread HERE

    NFT Database HERE

    Noah on Patreon: patreon.com/noahscalin

    Music by Jantrax


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    • 1 hr 2 min

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