James Poyser of The Roots

Multi-instumentalist, songwriter, record producer, and member of The Roots, James Poyser talks with Greg about his childhood in England and his move to Philly, growing up with a father as the pastor at a Pentecostal church, his breakthrough with Erykah Badu, teaming up with The Roots, playing in the house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, what separates the truly great artists from the very good ones, the Sixers, Will Smith, and much more.

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James Poyser of The Roots was last updated by Greg Holdsman on May 20, 2019. Bookmark the permalink.

Julian King (Contestant on The Voice, Recording Artist)

A member of Team John Legend on Season 16 of NBC’s “The Voice”, Julian King talks with Greg about his audition, his identity as an artist, the year he spent in China, his relationship with Philly, and much more.

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Watch Julian’s audition @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgmRw1EFXgk

Julian King (Contestant on The Voice, Recording Artist) was last updated by Greg Holdsman on March 22, 2019. Bookmark the permalink.

Will Toms (Cofounder of Rec Philly)

Cofounder of Rec Philly, William Tyrone Toms talks with Greg about why Philly needed a home for artists to connect, share resources, and build brands, the artistic-entrepreneurial collision, how he’s learned to use various traumas from earlier in his life to empower himself, the cultural value of having cofounders from drastically different backgrounds, the difference in the young generation of leaders from previous generations, how Rec can be scaled and replicated in other cities, his thoughts on Philly, and much more. This is a GREAT one!

Learn more about Rec Philly @ https://www.recphilly.com/

Will Toms (Cofounder of Rec Philly) was last updated by Greg Holdsman on November 20, 2018. Bookmark the permalink.

Shawn Smith (Philly’s Next Great Rapper)

The pride of Southwest Philly, Shawn Smith (formerly known as Young Savage) talks with Greg about his motto and title of his most recent album “Sink or Swim”, his spirituality and the evolution of his music, the freestyles that made him “Philly Famous”, his creative process and the mental images that linger in his mind, the struggles, obstacles, and realities of black men and boys in Philly, what needs to change, and much more. This episode has so much rich content in it, and it picks up as the interview moves along.

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Shawn Smith (Philly’s Next Great Rapper) was last updated by Greg Holdsman on November 11, 2018. Bookmark the permalink.