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With so much great music out right now, and on the way, this newsletter is mostly filled with what I've been reading and listening to this month.


Reads

SZA BY JADA PINKETT SMITH

I talk to my mom a lot. If I feel super chaotic, she usually calls me first. She always knows.

One of my favorite SZA interviews on keeping herself centered, her relationship with her mama, and what she does after award shows.

 via twitter.com/bigfreedia

via twitter.com/bigfreedia

The Ghost of Big Freedia

It does feel quite odd for mainstream culture to seemingly make a phantom or ghost out of a living person.

 via John Brewer

via John Brewer

This Urban Media Company Is Changing Boston's Black Cultural Narrative

"We're absolutely in the wrong place to do this, but we felt that we were actually in the right place because we have a rich group of people to pull talent from. Boston is smaller and more manageable than going to a city like New York or Los Angeles." He cracks a telling smile before uttering his next statement. "Also, we were just too hard-headed to quit."
 via stem.is

via stem.is

Five Tips Artists Should Read Before Working With a Manager

Great advice on building a team in the music industry, and really any industry for that matter.


Other Reads

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Lessons I learned

“Don’t allow your wounds transform you into someone you’re not”


Video

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