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For this week's Music Monday, today's featured track is called "Trapped In My Head" by Canadian artist X-Plycit. The track definitely speaks on mental health and the dark feelings we might feel or experience during the lows of life. Overall, it's a very personal song with intricate rhyme flows. Sonically, it has a somber boom bap tempo, with a piano on the harmony, which allows the artist to flow differently through her story. I also believe it has some rock vibes. This track features Braeden V on the chorus, and his melody contrasts with the bars on the verses. "Trapped In My Head" is the first single off X-Plycit's upcoming album, Content. I think it's important for artists to be vulnerable like X-Plycit is in her music, in order to spread awareness to those who could learn or empathize from it. Check out her track below! It's also available on streaming along with more music by the artist.
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It's been over a month since we posted a new episode of the podcast, but it's here! In this episode, I share briefly about why consistency and practice are so important not only to your music career, but overall self-confidence and well-being as a performer. Just like professional athletes, if you consider yourself a professional musician or artist, you need to PRACTICE! From rapping over your own performance mixes, remix beats/instrumentals, freestyling, and more, consistent practice will allow you to work through the "ins-and-outs" of your live sets, and keep you ready to book shows, concerts, etc. Don't forget to document some of your practice sessions too; it all makes for dope content to share with your fans and supporters on social media. Everyone could always use more content, right? So get to practice!
Yo! We back with another episode of the OTDHipHop podcast. In this episode, I talk about my recent experience as a freelancer writer on Fiverr. Fiverr is an online marketplace and platform for various freelance services, available worldwide. It's an easily accessible way to build your resume and portfolio as a freelancer, as well as to help you order other services that you might need for your own brand, business, or creative outlet. Listen more below:
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Recently, I connected with Rock the School Bells, a hip hop education program geared towards middle school, high school, and college students. Rock the School Bells (aka RTSB) originated at Skyline College in San Brunco, CA back in 2008. Since then, the program has expanded to other cities/states around the nation, including here in Hawaii. For the past few years, I've had the pleasure of participating as an educator and artist at RTSB Hawaii. However, due to the pandemic, RTSB decided to host a nationwide virtual conference so that youth around the U.S. (and the world) can participate online. Long-story short, I decided to create a youth video workshop on Hip Hop & Financial Literacy because I'm an advocate for not only academic education, but also skills that youth need to succeed in every day life. Especially during our current times, financial education is now more important than ever. With that being said, for today's podcast episode, I decided to share some steps from my video workshop. Please keep in mind that there is much more I can share about financial literacy, but this episode focuses on steps anyone take at any point in life to begin their journey towards financial freedom. Happy listening!! Please feel free to let me know what you think, I would love to hear your feedback and any more questions that you have for me.
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Jehzan Exclusive is a hip hop artist, educator, and entrepreneur from Honolulu, HI. She founded OTDHipHop in 2015. For more, visit her website or social media.