55 episodes

What happens when a passive-aggressive 30-something, Black nerd with an obsession for 90s nostalgia decides to spill his guts on a microphone? You get a roller coaster ride of highs and lows featuring toxic relationship advice, hilarious road rage stories, and overly harsh critiques about R&B music.

Each week I sit down with folks that don’t have “real jobs” because as a late bloomer with a creative spirit, I know what it’s like to dream big only to have those dreams dashed by loved ones that don’t understand my vision. Shout out to the people working unorthodox jobs that they love.

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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

What happens when a passive-aggressive 30-something, Black nerd with an obsession for 90s nostalgia decides to spill his guts on a microphone? You get a roller coaster ride of highs and lows featuring toxic relationship advice, hilarious road rage stories, and overly harsh critiques about R&B music.

Each week I sit down with folks that don’t have “real jobs” because as a late bloomer with a creative spirit, I know what it’s like to dream big only to have those dreams dashed by loved ones that don’t understand my vision. Shout out to the people working unorthodox jobs that they love.

    Casaundra

    Casaundra

    Pittsburgh Songwriter-singer Casaundra stops by the show to discuss music, motherhood, and mental health. Stay tuned.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Baddie Obsession with Damo Diore

    Baddie Obsession with Damo Diore

    Rapper, business owner, and mother Damo Diore stops by the show to talk about her upbringing in Erie, PA, how she discovered her rap career while serving time in prison, and how she wants to define her legacy.

    • 2 hr 1 min
    Hooks and Phonics with Orlando Watson

    Hooks and Phonics with Orlando Watson

    Spoken word poet, voiceover artist, festival director, and concert curator Orlando Watson joins the show to talk about his journey from spoken word poet to curating “Hooks and Phonics” a hip hop & poetry festival taking place at the August Wilson Center January 19- January 21, 2023. I’ve known Orlando for over a decade back when we used to spit poems at The Corner, a poetry space in Pittsburgh, PA! He is a creative man, a businessman, and of course a family man. Watching him take over as Senior Director of Programming of the August Wilson African American Cultural Center has been amazing. Stay tuned for a compelling conversation with Lando. If you would like to attend the Hooks and Phonics Festival, click on this link to purchase your tickets: https://awaacc.org/event/hooks-phonics-festival/

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Behind The Scenes With Melissa Jean

    Behind The Scenes With Melissa Jean

    Wedding photographer Melissa Jean A.K.A. “Mel” stops by to talk about her business, Photographs by Melissa Jean. As a person with a “creative career,” I really enjoyed listening to all of the jobs that Mel worked before she concluded that committing to her passion full-time is the only way that she will be fulfilled in her life. When she’s not taking pictures, Mel enjoys headbanging to heavy metal music. Enjoy this thoughtful conversation between two artists.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Peace & Love with Aliya Wray

    Peace & Love with Aliya Wray

    Nail salon owner and instructor Aliya Wray stops by the show to reflect on her time running two successful nail salons in Pittsburgh, PA, the reasons why she recently closed her South Side location, and how she plans to navigate the next phase of her career while being the mother of two young children named Peace and Love. This episode is the first interview that Aliya has done since she closed Aliya Wray’s Beauty Parlor last February. Supporters of the accomplished business woman can follow her on her YouTue channel https://www.youtube.com/@AliyaWray. Thank you Li for telling your story!

    • 1 hr 28 min
    “The Pen from New Ken” featuring Cam Chambers

    “The Pen from New Ken” featuring Cam Chambers

    Pittsburgh-based R&B/hip hop musician Cam Chambers stops by the show to talk about his journey from growing up in New Kensington, a small city outside of Pittsburgh, to releasing his second album, “Check Please” with producer Nice Rec. I really enjoyed listening to Cam break down his creative process for his feature performance on Spillage Village artist Benji’s latest hit “Terms & Conditions.” Go purchase Check Please today!!! Check Please by Cam Chambers & Nice Rec https://music.apple.com/us/album/check-please/1701875361

    • 1 hr 40 min

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