10 episodes

If there's a lot of anything these days, it's new rappers. XXL's The Break podcast is for those aspiring MCs who need a little help getting on. This is the place to hear valuable info on how to make it in hip-hop from some of the biggest and most experienced names in the game. Hosted by XXL's Vanessa Satten and Miranda Johnson, The Break podcast is an essential tool for artists willing to listen and learn. XXL's The Break: Where New Artists Come First.

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If there's a lot of anything these days, it's new rappers. XXL's The Break podcast is for those aspiring MCs who need a little help getting on. This is the place to hear valuable info on how to make it in hip-hop from some of the biggest and most experienced names in the game. Hosted by XXL's Vanessa Satten and Miranda Johnson, The Break podcast is an essential tool for artists willing to listen and learn. XXL's The Break: Where New Artists Come First.

    The Break: Episode 10

    The Break: Episode 10

    The DMV's Logic, PA's Lil Dicky and Def Jam VP of Marketing Rob Caiaffa talk indie v. major. Here they explain what it means to be signed to a major label as a new artist or how to go about it yourself on the independent tip, plus the pros and cons of each avenue. Listen to the 10th episode of XXL's The Break podcast. Where new artists come first.

    • 50 min
    The Break: Episode 9

    The Break: Episode 9

    The famed Kevin Liles, NYC's A$AP Ferg and Epic's Vice President of Publicity, Courtney Lowery, offer new artists advice on their presentation. Learn the importance of looking people in the eye when meeting and greeting them, and carrying yourself with confidence, charisma and pride. Listen to the ninth episode of XXL's The Break podcast. Where new artists come first.

    • 46 min
    The Break: Episode 8

    The Break: Episode 8

    The Big Apple's A$AP Ferg, A-Town's Rich Homie Quan and Duck Down Records founder Dru Ha explain the importance of building lasting relationships in hip-hop, networking and dealing with people the right away. Listen here to the eighth episode of XXL's The Break podcast. Where new artists come first.

    • 46 min
    The Break: Episode 7

    The Break: Episode 7

    Kansas City's Tech N9ne, Mississippi's Big K.R.I.T. and VP of Talent at AEG, Adam Lublin, detail what it takes to put on a good live show how. Learn
    what's important to an audience, why rehearsal is essential and how hip-hop shows, touring and festivals really work. Find out here on the seventh episode of XXL's The Break podcast. Where new artists come first.

    • 58 min
    The Break: Episode 6

    The Break: Episode 6

    Jonny Shipes, the CEO of Cinematic Music Group, DMV rapper Wale and Detroit rapper DeJ Loaf talk networking and the best ways to get to know the right people. Here they breakdown how to make new contacts and keep them plus discuss why it's essential to get to know all different types of people in the industry you want to be a part. Find out here on the seventh episode of XXL's The Break podcast. Where new artists come first.

    • 42 min
    The Break: Episode 5

    The Break: Episode 5

    Famed manager Cortez Bryant and the talented Ty Dolla $ign offer advice on how to build your team. Learn what to do and to avoid when hiring staff and picking the right management. Find out here on the fifth episode of XXL's The Break podcast. Where new artists come first.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Rory Rick ,

good idea for a podcast!!!!

I really like this podcast because it’s focused on new artists and there is a lot out there that’s trying to help us.

Rivered23 ,

Good podcast

This gives a lot of great information and has really good interviews.

ApplesNSmoke ,

Love It

Very informative for new artists!

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