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L.I.F.E. on Podcast 10 Most Recent Episodes

Jaguar Wright - The Dark Side of Entertainment

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Jaguar Wright, a Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter, has recently resurfaced speaking out on her podcast about the dark side of the entertainment industry.

 

The music business is rife with corruption and nefarious behavior. He recent claims that Jay Z will be the next to follow the downfall that has recently plagued Diddy has become prophetic fodder across the internet.

Stone and Jony reflect on Jaguar's interview and share some of their own personal experiences with the dark side of the entertainment industry.

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Who's To Blame For The Good Times Debacle?

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John Amos and Esther Rolle must be, well, rolling, in their graves.  

Four simple words can completely describe the thoughts and feelings surrounding the animated reboot of the classic "Good Times" television series: "What were they thinking?!"

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Is The J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar and Drake Beef Real?

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What's left to be said that hasn't been said already?  In a nutshell

  • Kendrick dissed J. Cole and Drake (among others) on the song "Like That" by Future feat. Metro Boomin. 

  • It's believed to be in response to J. Cole calling himself, Drake, and Kendrick the "Big Three" of rap in the song "First Person Shooter." 

  • J. Cole caped back with the track, "7 Minute Drill," on his new album.

  • The, shocking everyone, J. Cole apologized for response two days later at his festival, citing that it grieved his spirit and was a stark contradiction of who he grew to be.

Many fans praised J. Cole's maturity and humility while other fans ignorantly clowned him as weak and claiming the move as "not part of the rap game".   

As of this post, Kendrick Lamar has not responded.

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Cardellia Hunter - Atlanta's Film & Television Gatekeeper

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Cardellia Hunter is a 15-year entertainment industry veteran with experience in music, television and film production.

 

She is currently the Director of Film and Entertainment for the City of Atlanta Mayor's Office, where she serves as the liaison to the State film office, and collaborates with other city stakeholders on film and workforce development initiatives. 


She leads the permitting process for productions of all sizes and promotes first-in-class engagement between film productions and the local community via Set South Atlanta - an initiative she launched in 2018. 

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Financial Strategist David Bradford Shares A Little Known Wealth Secret of the Rich

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A former pastor for 10 years and now COO of Drive Planning, David Bradford specializes in coaching entrepreneurs and real estate investors with creative and comprehensive financial strategies.

 

David opens up about his journey through the heartbreak and career uncertainty that led him to meeting Todd Burkhalter, founder of Drive Planning.

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Matt Still - Behind The Boards with Elton John's engineer.

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This week we sat with Grammy-winning engineer and producer, Matt Still. Based in greater Atlanta, Matt has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, including TLC (CrazySexyCool), Outkast (Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik), and the legendary Elton John.

 

We listen to Matt tell his journey of how the power of relationships, making yourself invaluable, mastering your craft and a little sheer "luck" let him to spin decades working with one of the music's is most iconic figures.

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"Power Book" Director Rob Hardy 

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While the world had its eyes on Inter Miami, Taylor Swift , Eminem and the Kansas City Chiefs, Rob Hardy was giving serious insight on the ins and outs of being a TV/Film director. 


Take a listen as he drops gems on hustling for Lil Jon, Black culture, the power of the show runner and Stone's bad acting!  

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Is The Clock Ticking on Major Labels?

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The music industry has changed dramatically in recent years, and the role of major record labels has been forever changed.

 

Once beheld as the gatekeepers to stardom, 
the rise of  streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music have irrevocably changed to landscape of music. 


In response, labels went from being gatekeepers to talent partners, focusing on offering  marketing, promotion, and distribution in exchange for a share of the artist's revenue. 

Artist development and the art of A&R has been all but completely abandoned.
And with the balance of power shifting towards artists,  they can negotiate better deals and retain greater creative control.

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Do Some Celebs Need The Spotlight to Stay Relevant?

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It used to be that access to celebrities was virtually unobtainable which made celebrities and their lifestyles that much more enviable.

 

You rarely knew about the behind-the-scenes struggles or chaos. And if a celebrity started slipping through the cracks, then they got undressed in front of the camera or engaged in some kind of drama to refocus attention to themselves, often time to promote something they have coming up.

Has this spotlight chasing become the new entertainment?

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