Mike Relm is a YouTube influencer who is rapidly changing the way people look at music and video. Being a pioneer of mixing video on screens in front of packed crowds got him touring with The Blue Man Group and Tony Hawk among others. Then he was asked to remix movie trailers and he's been altering the way we look at the potential of music, video, and sound ever since.
"The Hip-Hop community have always been innovators and early adopters of technology from the very beginning of the art form. These days, you have 50 Cent commanding almost 4 million followers on Twitter and he's hocking everything from penny stocks to promoting a headset line."
In an era where young people are less likely to be in church and more likely to be influenced by hustlers, rappers and movies like Scarface, things have changed. The 48 Laws of Power by author Robert Greene, has emerged as the hustlers Bible in hip hop. I have personally met people in the rap game that can quote Robert Green's Laws by number, more readily than they can quote any other book intended to refine their life. Any independent would be music mogul without The 48 Laws of Power is a pawn of those around him.
Urban radio has come to highlight some of the worst music, from the worst artists lately. But many do not know how the collapse of urban radio took place. Long time scribe Eric K. Arnold illustrates the story of how that happened. Check it out, and do check back. - Adisa Banjoko
Before most people cared about the UCF and MMA culture, only a chosen few saw what what coming. These are the folks who would trade VHS tapes (remember those?) with other people across the country and meet on message boards to try and find the latest scoop on fighting, fitness training and gear.
Josh Waitzkin was going head to head with the worlds greatest chess minds at the age of 6. Today his a world champion tai chi master. His bestselling book, The Art of Learning covers the blending of chess and martial arts principles to empower your life. Many business folks love the book, so I interivewed him just for FC!!