131 episodes

Every other Tuesday, we release an interview with hip hop artists and creatives, who range from DJs to breakers, emcees to writers, producers to entrepreneurs, community leaders and mentors. We talk about their passion for hip hop, their lessons learned, business practices, relationships, personal development and maintaining health. You will get to know our guests and learn from their experiences. Thereby, we hope you get a real and authentic insight into the untold stories and lives of the people who actively contribute to the hip hop culture, beyond the mass media portrayal.

Souls of Hip Hop Soulidarity LLC

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Every other Tuesday, we release an interview with hip hop artists and creatives, who range from DJs to breakers, emcees to writers, producers to entrepreneurs, community leaders and mentors. We talk about their passion for hip hop, their lessons learned, business practices, relationships, personal development and maintaining health. You will get to know our guests and learn from their experiences. Thereby, we hope you get a real and authentic insight into the untold stories and lives of the people who actively contribute to the hip hop culture, beyond the mass media portrayal.

    Throwback: Sadat X

    Throwback: Sadat X

    In 2006, I interviewed one of the trailblazers for conscious rap, Sadat X. He is a teacher, a coach, a firefighter and an enormously talented emcee. He etched his name in hip hop history with the group Brand Nubian and has continued to put out great music over nearly three decades.

    We talk about his job as a teacher, accepting help in the process of putting out a new solo album, his experiences traveling the world, the importance of good live performance, getting advice from Greg Nice, and much more.

    You can find him here:
    https://linktr.ee/sadatx
    www.instagram.com/sadatx/
    https://twitter.com/sadatx
    Spotify 
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    • 11 min
    Alien Ness

    Alien Ness

    In this episode we talk to Alien Ness. He is a former member of the New York City Breakers, Rock Steady Crew, and was the president of the Mighty Zulu Kings. Ness published the book “The Art of Battle” and has taught countless dancers around the world. As Fable put it: "You can’t talk about hip hop without mentioning the Bronx, and you can’t talk about the Bronx without mentioning Alien Ness. "

    We talk about the importance of representing unity as a crew, focusing on lasting impressions rather than individual contests, continuous learning & travelling, inventing the octagon battle, and much more .

    You can find him here:
    flow.page/ness4
    www.instagram.com/bxalienness/
    https://twitter.com/NessFour
    www.youtube.com/c/Ness4/videos
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    • 59 min
    Throwback: DJ Jazzy Jeff

    Throwback: DJ Jazzy Jeff

    In 2011, I interviewed one of my all-time favorite DJs, DJ Jazzy Jeff. Together with Will Smith, he won the first ever rap Grammy award as Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince and acted in the sitcom "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air". As a DJ, producer and songwriter, he worked with numerous artists and remains one of the greatest party-rockers to date.

    We talk about his record collection, transitioning to digital vinyl systems (like Serato), digging for songs online, teaching his kids to DJ with DJ Hero, and what the tonearm stands for metaphorically.

    You can find him here:
    Jazzy Jeff's LinkTree
    www.instagram.com/djjazzyjeff/
    www.facebook.com/djjazzyjeff
    www.twitter.com/Djjazzyjeff215
    www.youtube.com/djjazzyjeff
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    • 6 min
    Cindy "Sinergy" Foley - Part 2

    Cindy "Sinergy" Foley - Part 2

    In this episode we talk to Cindy Foley aka B-Girl Singery. She is the President, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Child of this Culture Foundation. In addition, Cindy is a USAF Veteran, mother of 3 children and has a Hip Hop cultural background in community-arts engagement with an emphasis on pedagogy development. She holds a Masters in Human Relations and certificates in Social Justice and Diversity. Also Cindy is the identical twin of Candy.

    In part 2, we talk about founding the non-profit foundation "Child of This Culture", building a team, working together as twins, applying to the US Olympic & Paralympic Committee, maintaining patience and self-disciplin, and much more.

    You can find her here:
    www.childofthisculture.com/
    www.facebook.com/ChildOfThisCultureFoundation/
    www.instagram.com/childofthisculture/
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    • 37 min
    Daily Power Thoughts #92

    Daily Power Thoughts #92

    Harnessing the power of thought is fundamental in designing your best life and nourishing your soul. In this season, we share quotes, takeaways from our guests and affirmations to energize your day. Let this season help to awaken your best you, uplift, inspire and bring daily joy. Knowledge is power. 

    In episode 92, we talk about giving yourself permission.
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    • 2 min
    Throwback: Ge-ology

    Throwback: Ge-ology

    In 2007, I interviewed the incredibly talented producer, DJ and visual artist Ge-ology. Originally from Baltimore, he moved to Brooklyn, NYC, in the 80s and has worked with some of the greatest emcees like Tupac Shakur, Jill Scott, Mos Def, De La Soul or Talib Kweli, just to name a few.

    We talk about his many talents, mastering the new skill of cooking, getting the business side of music right, and his experiences touring in Europe.

    You can find him here:
    www.ge-ology.com/
    www.facebook.com/geology360/
    www.twitter.com/GEOLOGY365
    www.instagram.com/geology365/
    www.flickr.com/photos/ge-ology/
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    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Jdocn ,

Great behind the scenes!

Awesome podcast to hear from people in and around the hip hop scene and some of their stories that aren’t always told in other mediums. Every episode is a treat!

AASafar ,

Eye opening

Great way to hear so many untold stories of hiphop artists! Open different perspectives about life in general and the path to passions!

Suzi Uzi SB ,

Thoughtful and interesting!

Great to hear all these stories. Rare to have such access into people’s journeys in today’s hip hop community and not as part of a historical documentary.

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