I reason that if we're all underwater, everything else we love and advocate for it, well, sunk too, right?
In the summer of 2019, I rocked snow boots into JFK airport in 90 degree weather to get on a plane to a place that will surely stay with me forever, and let's just say, it was a VIBE.
PLAYLISTRetreat is an intimate gathering of progressive artists founded by the inimitable DJ Jazzy Jeff.
Known as a "summer camp for adults", PLAYLIST is an off-the-grid, intimate gathering of both up-and-coming artists and industry legends alike for the purpose of inspiration, motivation and collaboration. It serves as an organic exchange between people who are passionate about music, culture, the surrounding integral systems and preserving its integrity.
Using gratitude to fuel this creative retreat, Jazzy Jeff seeks to connect makers and help set their intention. 100 of the world's greatest generational musicians, DJs, producers, MC's and heartbreaking singers convene to collaborate, , open, and create deeper, purposeful community.
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RAP is something you DO, Hip Hop is something you LIVE. It is a no-words-will-suit-the-emphasis-level of honour to work with the incredible PLAYLIST crew as a coach and to share our work and responsibility from the stage with people I consider heroes and who'd shoulders we stand upon, alongside young talent that gives me the type of goosebumps that hurt for days on end.
At Playlist 2019, I took the stage as a keynote speaker and provided 1:1 mentorship. As an active member of the Playlist community, I drives and helps foster purpose within the Playlist family.