Jalen Santoy: I’m so hungry at times, I don’t realize the happiness in the moment
This week we present our interview with North Carolina rapper and songwriter Jalen Santoy. He’s been recording music...
Kevin Durant, who had dropped 41 points, including 14 in the final five minutes, stalked along the baseline, right in front of where owners Clay Bennett and Aubrey McLendon sat. With his teammates hanging on his shoulders, Durant popped his jersey and bellowed, "This is my motherf---ing team!"Nobody was questioning KD after that. As for Rapsody? That defining alpha moment could very well be her latest offering, Beauty and the Beast. After steady growth on The Idea of Beautiful and She Got Game, the Snow Hill, NC emcee sounds like an artist who has finally found her voice. The rhymes and delivery have always been there. The difference now is in her confidence, which shines through on every track. Three years after Durant's alpha moment, he had his MVP season. It's only a matter of time before Rapsody has her own. We caught up with the Jamla emcee to talk about meeting Jay Z, where her confidence comes from, carrying the torch from the likes of Ruby Dee and Maya Angelou, and much more. Listen to the podcast above and read the interview after the jump.
"I tried to just get the point across that I was mad as hell, I'm not on yet. Hearing so many people telling me "you can do this, you can do that", "you'll be big one day" and things like that ALL THE TIME. I was fed up with hearing that and more ready for it to actually happen. Me taking a re-listen to Pharrell's album [In My Mind] and him saying "you can do it too" I'm like.... HOW!!!? or WHEN!!!!?"Read the full feature on MTown after the jump. Name: Malik Townsend (@MTownMP) Hometown: Bronx, NY Influences: Films, Pharrell, Dipset & Kanye Sounds Like: MTown Latest Release: SummersEND Must-Listen Track: "Italian Job"