Status Escalate Podcast | Music business resource for planning & execution

The Status Escalate podcast is a bi-weekly music business show where you will learn tips and tricks of the trade from guests who've gained success in various fields of business. From artists and musicians to successful entrepreneurs of all sorts, providing "outside of the box" ways to approach your career. From promotional strategies and social media tips to my Top 3 (Dos, Don'ts & Must Haves), we're providing tools and info to help plan and execute your next moves in the music business.
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Dec 7, 2016
This week my guest is Hip-Hop artist, author and father amongst other things, Propaganda from Humble Beast records. We discuss everything from keeping your family relationship strong while on the road, avoiding the trap of being labeled a certain type of artist, and getting paid while giving away your music for free.
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1:45 - Intro/Who is Propaganda?
3:38 - Christian MC or MC who is Christian?
7:05 - Limiting yourself as an artist
9:03 - Common misconceptions of a christian rap artist
12:00 - Touring with Murs
15:15 - Propaganda’s first book, “I Am Becoming” 
*More info on “I Am Becoming”
19:42 - If you had to choose only 1 artform, what would it be?
21:05 - Using methods of drawing to create songs
22:50 - Spoken word style altering rap style
23:45 - Diving into poetry
26:48 - Making money while giving away FREE music
*Quality Merchandise 
*Creating a personal connection with your fans
*Never compromise the quality of your work
34:32 - Connecting with Lecrae
*Foot Soldiers w/KRS One
*Christian Artists not working with Secular artists?
41:54 - Never hold back your kindness
44:55 - Proper etiquette
47:48 - Sponsorship Break 
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*Get 50% off your first project
Guest Questions
48:51 - As a kid, where did you see yourself as an adult?
58:20 - Daily Routines/The life of a Hip-Hop Father
1:02:05 - Life Hacks/Considering all things
1:09:10 - How do you balance Music and Family
1:18:56 - Success turned Failure/Tour Story
1:27:22 - Ensuring execution/Accountability
1:32:16 - Rules for Collaborating or Partnering
1:37:58 - Book Recommendation/Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (And Rewards) Of Artmaking by David Bayles & Ted Orland
*Purchase the book at
1:40:44 - Top 3
*Do Hold Yourself accountable
*Don’t Take yourself too serious
*Must have really good whiskey
1:43:40 - Words to Live by/“Do justice, love mercy, walk humbly”
1:44:43 - Outro
*New record is finished and slated for a 2017 release.
*Touring in March 2017
*All Social Media platforms @PropHipHop


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Status Escalate is a PR company who’s purpose is to create awareness for you as an artist and expand your brand.
Status Escalate has been spreading the word on new, up and coming artists for years with a strong focus on Hip-Hop.
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The Hip-Hop Podcast network with great shows like: The 2mex Hologram podcast and Hologram Radio show, Really Tho?!? with Cookbook, Crappy Awesome Podcast with Mr. Arash and KILLcRey, Life on the Road with 60East, The Orcastrated Podcast with Noa James and Lesa J, Culture Sessions with Malathion & Arkyve the Nomad Prod by Spokbeats, & Proof of Life Radio hosted by KILLcRey and Myself.
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Production by DJ Premier - Lyrics by Guru (R.I.P.
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