Wassup OTDHipHop gang!
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.
Aloha everyone! Despite lockdowns and restrictions during this ongoing pandemic, I wanted to talk about one of my biggest accomplishments as an independent artist - going on my first tour! With the help and support of my partner and manager, I organized and put together my first music tour back in February of 2019. I stayed in Davao City, Philippines for 1 month. While I was there, I performed at 6 live shows, taught a hip hop workshop for the youth, recorded an EP, and filmed a music video. I've talked about this a lot on different interviews and during conversations with other artists, but I wanted to talk about in its entirety on on the podcast. My hope is that this episode helps other upcoming artists push themselves to start touring (once this pandemic is over).
Yo! The OTDHipHop PODCAST is finally here! Listen to EP 1 on any streaming platform. I gotta say...I really think I found my "niche" with what I want to do with this platform. Creating this podcast is challenging but it's still super fun and interesting to do, so I'm gonna keep this going. In episode 1, I shared my take on 5 FREE things that artists can to grow their fanbase in 2021. Topics include: live-streams, vlogs and music visualizers, TikTok duets, and additional branding and press ideas. Please let me know what you think and don't forget to follow! Thank you.
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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.