Thank you goes out to Raina Simone for coming on my show for an interview! Raina talked about her upcoming debut album Old Soul, New Conscience, J. Cole being the main inspiration for her rap career, and her experience of attending Howard University. She talked about her start in music and learning how to be a producer as well as being from Harlem and New Jersey. We got into the importance of the messages in her music of speaking about civil rights and police brutality. We also discussed today's hip hop scene and the art of sampling being an important element of hip hop. Raina Simone's new single Rolling drops on all platforms July 3rd! Stay tuned!

Go checkout Raina Simone's music on her YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk_0PXNtgp34dN2NqqveFkA/featured and Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/raina-simone/1455898888.

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