Now more than ever, creatives need resources to help propel themselves to the next level.
Programming throughout the afternoon included DJ Drama, Coodie, Hit-Boy, and Jim Jones to help emerging artists, creatives, and entrepreneurs prepare for the future. There was even a fireside chat with Stoute and Issa Rae that was fitting for a grand finale in the evening.
Before a DJ line-up featuring DJ Drama, Angel + Dren, and more invaded, though, Issa Rae talked the music industry, what’s next, and more.
Check it out below.
On The Music Industry:
“I’m still learning about this industry and just being a creator, I still value creators. On the Hollywood side, I do my best to make sure there is a pipeline, that there’s comfort, that there’s transparency, and I don’t see that on the music side.”
On What's Next:
“I want a studio in LA, in South LA specifically. I want to continue to build in my community. There are so many opportunities to help build my neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods. I just want to kill it in my field.”
On "Awkward Black Girl" And "Insecure:"
“They were two different shows. I had ‘Awkward Black Girl’ — it was 24 episodes. I was okay with this and I feel like that’s an existing body of work that’s going to live on. With ‘Insecure,’ I wanted a whole new show. I also like 24 or 25 when I came up with the idea. I wanted the show to feel more grown, more like an HBO show.”