I was excited to speak to hip hop artist Rosevelt because he’s more than a lyricist. His album, “Rock Bottom High” was released on July 4th, 2012, but aside from being an MC, he’s involved in the community and making changes on the West Coast. Rosevelt is the Co-Founder of the Western Awareness Conference, and his mission is to inspire, motivate, educate and spread awareness on the west coast and beyond. There will be panels with notable hip hop Artists, Producers, Dj’s, Radio Personalities, Managers, Entertainment Attorney’s and more. The event takes place on September 8th and 9th at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Rosevelt already showed some progress in bringing awareness to LA radio. He was tired of not hearing local artists on hip hop stations in the West Coast. Instead of complaining, he decided to make a change. He, and about 100 others, protested in front of LA’s biggest hip hop station while chanting, “we run radio, they don’t run us.” Listen in as we discuss how the Black Fridai movement brought about a change in West Coast radio. We also discuss his album, major labels versus independent labels, and much more!
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Check out his official video for Rock Bottom High
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