Episode 003: Being You ft. Mama Duke
Mama Duke is a 2x Austin Hip-Hop Award winning artist and 1x Austin Music Award Nominee. Taking home both “Artist of the Year” and “Female Artist of the Year” in one night, it’s no wonder she can move effortlessly in a male dominated industry. Opening up for the group ‘Naughty by Nature’ within’ the first 3 months of her 1st ever performance (since moving to Austin, Tx to pursue music) gave her the adrenaline she needed to catapult her into everyone's Top 3 females in Hip-Hop in Texas.
I learned of Mama Duke through another Austin artist. She caught my attention because she's accomplished quite a bit and has made an incredible name for herself by simply being authentic. Being a black (mexican), queer/married woman in a male/heterosexual dominated industry is not easy. In this episode, we dive deep into how she's been able to generate revenue, land big opportunities, and overcome the many challenges that artists face while trying to pursue a career in music as an unapologetic artist and brand. Enjoy.
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