Discover Your Inner Awesome Podcast
About This Show
An iTunes 5-star podcast!
The ONLY show where you get to eavesdrop on conversations with entrepreneurs, startup founders, artists, and musicians, about the stories, the journeys, the struggles, but most importantly the QUESTIONS--the questions that help creative thinkers better understand who they are, what they're doing, and how they can do it better. These are the REAL thoughts from REAL people doing REAL big things, to show you the REAL side of success. Hosted by Rajiv 'RajNATION' Nathan and Victoria Cohen. Discover Your Inner Awesome is a media property of RajNATION Innovation LLC.
Most Recent Episode
S7E12 - Avriel Epps: How Does Identity Impact Experience? (Season 7 Finale)
"When I got signed to my first record deal...I remember I was making really experimental pop music. I wanted to make things that were what we associate with alt-R&B today, but it was 2006 or 2007 and that wasn't a trend in music yet. And I remember all the label executives telling me I should go in the direction of Alicia Keys. And the only reason I could justify that in my head was I'm light-skinned, I've got curly hair, and I sing and play the piano. So it's like they see me in this specific lane or role I should be in. And then it got really blatant when they were telling me to do features on rap artists and I wasn't even doing any kind of urban music at the time. It was like I'm black so they were putting me in this urban box and telling me I have to follow this specific pathway to success that they think works."
Avriel Epps--aka King avriel--Founder of SeekU and critically-acclaimed R&B artist, joins us in our season finale.
Full show notes available at www.discoveryourinnerawesome.com.