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Siani Leigh Speaks with Students at the Academy at Palumbo

I had the pleasure of speaking with charismatic High School students at the Academy at Palumbo in my hometown of Philadelphia, PA! Their English instructor, Rob Paul reached out to have me come in and speak about journalism.
I shared the beginnings of my career as well as my opinions on today’s musical climate and how I maneuver the entertainment business. The conversation was very open. I kept it very candid with students and let them know the truth about how things work in the real world.
I let them know that this has been a beautiful struggle. Pursing your dreams is never an easy thing. The first word I ever remember learning that stuck with me: Perseverance. I remembered it b/c it was such a big word for us in kindergarten and I was determined to learn and remember it forever! Who knew that I would grow to actually embody the word. Perseverance means: steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
Watch me connect with the youth below. We discussed how I choose which music to write about, Gunna, Lil Baby, Jacquees, Tekashi, and more! I hope you all enjoy it!

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Genius Level Presents: The-Dream

The brilliant folks at Genius aka Rap Genius, put together an amazing series of in-depth conversations with the music world’s greatest minds. It’s absolutely impossible to count how many hits The-Dream has. Rob Markman took on the the difficult task as he sat down with “Mr. Radio Killer.”

I also had the pleasure of asking The-Dream a question.

“How do you ultimately choose which artist gets the song? #GeniusLevel the money or the talent? 👀 lol ” – My words exactly.

In asking that question, The-Dream revealed he is a believer of every artist with a talent getting their fair shot. He also explained that, because of that same reason his “sister and good friend, Beyoncé” holds about 50 titles of his and they probably won’t be released because only Bey can sing them. He explained the same goes for Rihanna. Mr. Nash shared his intricate part in Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail and other exciting facts that we didn’t know. Watch the full interview below.

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