MEET SAMANTHA SELOLWANE, NYC-BASED RECORD EXECUTIVE, SNEAKER LOVER, GEM SPITTER X EVERY BIT OF BLACK GIRL MAGIC.
By now, you're familiar with our Chick Chat series - right? For us, it's so important to highlight the women who are making moves in their respective fields because #Chickspiration transcends all. After getting our Kobe on with this fun-loving Dallas chef, we hopped a flight up north to NYC for a peek inside the world of an artists champion.
Anthony Hamilton. Usher. Alicia Keys. Chris Brown. Ro James.
No, this isn't #squadgoals (well, maybe it is...), it's the IRL artist roster of uber inspirational RCA exec and Queens ("East Elmhurst all day") native, Samantha Selolwane. We scored a very, very valuable sit down in her New York office and, needless to say, the stage was set for some epic magic + plus a few words of wisdom because God was looking out like that. The minute you browse the pictures you'll see that Sam's space is anything but the traditional grey-cubicle steez. Red walls, pillow-packed corners, plaqued up shelves, #blackgirlmagic in a bottle, and a balcony overlooking the city just steps from her office door. Not that we'd expect anything less from a woman whose work ethic, and likely her appreciation for speaking things into existence, too, has resulted in her climbing the ranks from Morgan State radio personality to that of a big label VP shaping the careers (and the way you hear music, FYI) of some of the world's biggest musical forces.
No big deal.
ON NEW YORK HUSTLE AND THAT WORK ETHIC:
ON MORGAN STATE, HBCU'S, AND THE POWER OF TUNNEL VISION:
ON HOW MUSIC WAS PRETTY MUCH IN HER DNA:
SO, WHEN DID YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH HIP-HOP?
ON HER FIRST BIG PROJECT WITH A LITTLE ARTIST BY THE NAME OF CHRIS BROWN:
ON A MORNING IN THE LIFE:
ON THE FIGHT THAT NEVER ENDS:
HER GO-TO SNEAKERS BECAUSE, CLASSIC:
ON HER CURRENT ROTATION AND RESELL 101:
ON HER PERSONAL STYLE; HINT - COZY AF:
AND NOW, A BRIEF TUTORIAL ON WHAT YOU'RE NOT GONNA DO:
"The term "bad bitch" is insulting. Get out of here. Do you know who I am? I am a Queen."
ON PURPOSE (GET A PEN, Y'ALL):
HER ADVICE FOR ANYONE TRYING TO MAKE IT IN THE INDUSTRY:
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