Today my guest is JustUs Samuel from Respect the Underground. He's been a name and brand in the Arizona Hip-Hop scene for over a decade, but over the past few years shifted his focus more onto the event production side of things. He's now preparing for the 3rd annual Arizona Hip-Hop Festival. An indoor/Outdoor event covering the span of 4 city blocks. and he’s doing it on November 19th which has been officially declared by the Mayor as Phoenix's Hip-Hop day.
01:35 - Guest Introduction
02:18 - Cut Throat Logic, over 15 years in the game
03:45 - Signing to Rawkus Records
06:16 - Underground Railroad 4.0
07:25 - Artists Throwing your own shows
09:04 - Pulling all resources for a “special event”
11:25 - Promo and Hustle must be 2nd nature
12:26 - Be a Jack of All Trades because...
16:50 - AZ HipHop Fest, F! the politics
23:38 - Live Nation
24:40 - Data is Everything
25:52 - Partnering with Master P
30:15 - Official Proclamation: Phoenix Hip-Hop Day
35:00 - Daily Routines/Life Hacks: Early morning exercise, Coffee, Meditation & Motivational talks from YouTube
** Watch/Listen to a couple motivational links that JustUs listens to while running up a mountain every morning **
38:25 - Balancing Music and Family: Blessed with support of your family allows success
39:20 - Daily Obstacles: Exercising the Power of the Mind
41:20 - always “When" NOT “if"
42:30 - If you don’t “fit it” create your own path
43:25 - Actually present your ideas rather than just complaining
45:00 - Critics are promotional billboards
46:00 - Failure turned success: Newspaper projecting negative energy towards you. Let it motivate you
49:00 - Gyro Pizza in Tempe ?!?
49:55 - Rules before collaborations: Energy and Intuition/Do not get distracted
54:36 - Top 3 (Do, Don't & Must Have):
Do: Your best! No regrets
Don't: Be a bullshitter
Must Have: a book to write down your goals, to dos, manifestations etc.
58:57 - "Dreams without practical application are merely day dreams”
59:18 - A book or movie recommendation: The Alchemist - FREE Audiobook Link: https://youtu.be/02X4TD6tMSk
1:01:50 - Surround yourself with people who help you progress as a human
1:02:29 - Words to live by: Speak and Act “it” into existance
1:03:00 - Speak and Think with affirmations
1:05:25 - Focus on what you want NOT what you don’t want
1:06:22 - Are you actually working your hardest?
1:08:16 - Guest contact and projects: Go to RespectTheUnderground.com and register
-Get 2 FREE tickets to the Arizona Hip-Hop Festival by contacting RespectTheUnderground at the following link: http://www.respecttheunderground.com/contact-us **Just mention The "Status Escalate Podcast”**
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