91 episodes

Spearhead Conversations is hosted by a Milwaukee native, and features the very best of Southeastern Wisconsin. As you’ll listen to our podcast you will hear from entrepreneurs, musicians, athletes, artists and more- who all display how they make our community a special place to work, live, and play.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

Spearhead Conversations is hosted by a Milwaukee native, and features the very best of Southeastern Wisconsin. As you’ll listen to our podcast you will hear from entrepreneurs, musicians, athletes, artists and more- who all display how they make our community a special place to work, live, and play.

    RAVONN POSEY JR: BIG P

    RAVONN POSEY JR: BIG P

    In this episode of SPEARHEAD CONVERSATIONS, host Xavier Mercado sits down with Ravonn Posey Jr. also known as ‘Big P’, a dedicated and passionate hip-hop artist from Milwaukee. They delve deep into the various barriers Big P has faced in his rap career, including the pressure to conform to certain stereotypes within the industry and the challenges of gaining recognition from a city that often goes unnoticed.
    Big P shares his journey from being a basketball player to becoming a rapper, discussing his initial concerns about perception and judgment in this transition. The conversation also touches on the importance of presentation in the music industry, the physical demands of live performances, and how Big P's active lifestyle plays a crucial role in his preparation.
    Reflecting on his early experiences in the music scene, Big P expresses gratitude for the positive reception of his first EP '25 20', and discusses the response to his latest production ‘Weed & Wine’. As Big P continues to promote his brand, Bodega North, the journey remains nonstop.
    The episode concludes with Big P offering advice for aspiring artists and youth, encouraging them to know themselves and to always be open to learning. Through heartfelt discussions about his music, personal growth, and community support, listeners gain an intimate look at Big P's life and the influences that have shaped his artistic journey.

    • 57 min
    DOMINIQUE HOWARD: MO CITY

    DOMINIQUE HOWARD: MO CITY

    In this vibrant episode of Spearhead Conversations, host Xavier Mercado engages in a compelling dialogue with the talented hip-hop artist Dominique Howard also known as Mo City. Originating from the dynamic streets of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mo City sheds light on his latest album "Milwaukee W.I.," delving into the deeply personal inspirations behind his tracks and the city that has profoundly influenced his artistic journey. Xavier and Mo City embark on a heartfelt discussion regarding the profound impact of Mo City's late father, who served not only as a cornerstone in his life but also as a guiding force in his musical endeavors. The episode offers listeners insight into Mo City's creative process, illustrating how he channels his emotions to craft music that resonates deeply with his audience. The conversation also underscores the importance of collaboration and perseverance in the entertainment industry, as both Xavier and Mo City share their insights on contemporary hip-hop conflicts and the evolving landscape of music videos. Furthermore, Mo City reflects on his evolution from an uncertain performer to a recognized figure in the music scene, recounting the challenges and milestones encountered along the way. Join us on Spearhead Conversations for an episode brimming with inspiring narratives, genuine emotions, and a comprehensive exploration of the journey of a hip-hop artist, narrated firsthand by Mo City himself. Whether you're a seasoned enthusiast or newly acquainted with his music, this episode promises a captivating exploration of passion, creativity, and resilience within the realm of music.

    • 33 min
    KEVIN SILVA: QUIET VOICE PRODUCTIONS

    KEVIN SILVA: QUIET VOICE PRODUCTIONS

    In a captivating episode of Spearhead Conversations, host Xavier Mercado engages in a profound dialogue with Kevin Silva, a gifted Latino music producer with roots in Puerto Rico and a burgeoning presence in Milwaukee's music landscape. Silva shares the gripping trajectory of his musical journey, starting from his remarkable ability to play the movie theme music at the tender age of four by ear, to his establishment of Quiet Voice Productions (QVP) and his ambitious vision for shaping the local music industry.
    Throughout the discussion, Silva provides poignant insights into his formative years, influenced by his family's musical heritage and a supportive environment that nurtured his passion for music. He candidly reflects on the challenges he faced, including experiences of bullying in school and personal struggles that have profoundly shaped his career trajectory. Silva also illuminates his creative process, emphasizing his departure from conventional genre boundaries and his dedication to crafting unique sounds for local artists.
     
    Listeners gain a glimpse into Silva's diverse talents, extending beyond music into realms such as drawing, animation, and cinematography. His narrative is one of resilience, innovation, and an unwavering pursuit of artistic expression. This episode serves as a testament not only to Silva's exceptional talent but also his profound commitment to making a lasting impact on Milwaukee's music scene and beyond, showcasing the intersection of music, passion, resilience, and ambition.

    • 34 min
    GEGO Y NONY: LATIN URBAN DUO

    GEGO Y NONY: LATIN URBAN DUO

    Join host Xavier Mercado on this exhilarating episode of Spearhead Conversations as we delve into the vibrant world of reggaeton with Milwaukee's dynamic duo, Gego Y Nony. Discover how these talented brothers, with roots stretching from Puerto Rico to the heart of the Midwest, are transforming the reggaeton scene with their clean, exhilarating sound and powerful narratives drawn from real-life experiences. In this episode, Gego Y Nony open up about their unique musical journey, the challenges they’ve faced personally and professionally, and how they've shattered boundaries with their authentic and heartfelt music. Delve into their creative process, which involves rigorous studio sessions and a meticulous approach to song production, ensuring each track resonates with listeners on a profound level. Learn about their aspirations, from Nony’s dreams of winning a Grammy and improving his family’s living situation to Gego's goal of achieving worldwide recognition and becoming a positive influence for the youth through music. The brothers also share insights into their first major project, "Frontea University," discussing the innovative blend of film and music that marks a new chapter in their artistic careers. Whether discussing the intricacies of blending traditional and modern reggaeton or recounting touching moments from their first live performance, Gego Y Nony's story is one of resilience, ambition, and the unyielding power of family and art. Tune in to this inspiring episode of Spearhead Conversations and get an intimate glimpse into the lives of two artists who are not just making music but are crafting a legacy that resonates across borders and generations.

    • 45 min
    RANDOLLA: FOUNDER OF WAVE FACTORY MKE, LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER

    RANDOLLA: FOUNDER OF WAVE FACTORY MKE, LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER

    Join Xavier Mercado for an exciting episode of *Spearhead Conversations* as he chats with the talented photographer Randolla, owner of ‘Wave Factory MKE.’ Randolla shares his journey from high school to becoming a renowned lifestyle photographer, leaving behind a business degree for his passion. Discover how he captured the attention of stars like Giannis Antetokounmpo, Damian Lillard, and Travis Scott. In this episode, Xavier uncovers Randolla's backstory, including how he got his unique name and his rapid rise in the photography world. Learn about Randolla's early challenges, how managing his own business, 'Wave Factory MKE,' has given him a deeper appreciation for his passion in photography, and his views on the importance of networking. Plus, hear about his favorite Canon gear and how it helps him create stunning images. Explore Randolla's childhood hobbies and how they shaped his creative vision. Hear about his influences from the world of hip hop and get a sneak peek into his upcoming projects. Be inspired by Randolla's journey, from his first nerve-wracking shoot to his international adventures. Lastly, Xavier and Randolla discuss what's next for the photographer, including his desire to work with "The Weeknd" and his plans for mentoring other creatives. Don't miss this episode full of insights on authenticity, perseverance, and making a real impact in the creative world.

    • 29 min
    MOCHA HARRIS: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF 414 DAY/ FOUNDER OF MKE EXPANDED

    MOCHA HARRIS: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF 414 DAY/ FOUNDER OF MKE EXPANDED

    In this episode of Spearhead Conversations, we are introduced to Mocha Harris, a dedicated host and influential figure within Milwaukee's cultural landscape. Her journey, highlighted in this engaging conversation, revolves around her leadership in organizing Milwaukee Day events and her unwavering commitment to her hometown's community. Through her platform, MkE (Milwaukee) Expanded, Mocha not only elevates local talent but also strategically promotes brand awareness. Despite facing personal and professional challenges, including financial struggles during her college years and navigating a competitive industry, Mocha's resilience remains steadfast. Her professional ethos emphasizes the importance of consistency, perseverance, and continuous learning. Through initiatives like her Miss Mocha Music brand, she advocates for service and collaboration, striving to empower local artists while keeping their roots firmly planted in Milwaukee. As we delve into Mocha's personal aspirations and experiences, from academic achievements to emotional connections with music, her story becomes a testament to the power of faith, service, and resilience in overcoming life's obstacles. Mocha's narrative offers invaluable guidance and inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs and musicians, demonstrating the beauty found in embracing one's journey and making a meaningful impact on their community.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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17 Ratings

17 Ratings

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