Generation Motivation: The Podcast
By Jay Snipes
"Generation Motivation: The Podcast" is focused on bringing a new and fresh perspective on current events with insightful commentary and in-depth interviews highlighting those in the community using their platforms to evoke productive change. Our goal is to motivate our listeners to become the best versions of themselves, because their positive impact on our generation is immeasurable.
My book "Generation Motivation: Minutes of Motivation" is available on Amazon.
My book "Generation Motivation: Minutes of Motivation" is available on Amazon.
Blessed Enough To Bounce Back - Basketball Trainer Sterling Roaf
(S5: EP 6) I had the opportunity to interview elite basketball trainer Sterling Roaf at the Tony Delk Basketball Academy. He talks about how God and basketball helped anchor him when he lost his parents at a young age. His goal is to not only train the youth physically with basketball techniques and tips, but also mentally with words of wisdom. The talk that he gave my son after their training session was so inspiring and thought-provoking that I interviewed him on the spot so others can benefit. (Subscribe, share, like and comment) #generationmotivation #podcasterofthepeople www.GenerationMotivation.com
November 20, 2022
When Faith Lights A Fire - Youth Minister Zoe McDowell
(S5: Ep 5) I had the opportunity to chat with Youth Minister Zoe McDowell from Bethel World Outreach Church in Brentwood, TN. Her passion for leading the youth has come back full circle. She spoke about growing up in the ministry with both of her parents being pastors, overcoming her fears by walking in faith and what advice she would give to the youth that are feeling lost in the shuffle. (Subscribe and share) Check out previous episodes of the podcast on www.GenerationMotivation.com #generationmotivation #zoemcdowell #podcasterofthepeople #podcast #inspiration
November 12, 2022
Community Cancer Walk (Breast Canceer Awareness Month)
(S5: Ep 4) In this episode, I volunteered and participated in a 3K Community Cancer Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It was organized by St. James UMC and had a great turn out. I interviewed Rev. Karen Webster-Parks and got insight on her commitment to helping to raise awareness in an effort to finding a cure. It was beautiful to see the bond and fellowship that was on display during the event. Church leaders, survivors, supporters, vendors and more all came together to show there is strength in numbers. More info will be posted on www.GenerationMotivation.com about how you can help support various causes and organizations aimed at helping to find a cure. #breastcancerawareness #generationmotivation #podcasterofthepeople #breastcancerawarenessmonth
November 07, 2022
Purpose Manifested Through Music - Musician/ Guitarist Ross May Interview
(S5: Ep 3) My latest guest, musician / guitarist Ross May, uses his extraordinary gift of music to inspire his community to use their voices. He's performed acoustic renditions of classics with elite hip hop talent that includes the likes of Erick Sermon, Can-I-Bus, Layzie Bone and more and it's all chronicled on his YouTube platform "Bars And Guitars". Ross talks about how he got his start in music, walking in purpose, giving back to his community via his charitable organization and raising awareness through his musical performances. For more info on Generation Motivation and our positivity movement, go to www.GenerationMotivation.com.
October 28, 2022
Cormega Interview (Part II)
(S5: Ep 2) This is Part II of my interview with Cormega. He delves more into the making of The Realness II, reconnecting with Nas for the song "Glorious", making sure to give back to the community and what he wants his legacy to be. The Realness II is now available on all platforms. Go support ... www.GenerationMotivation.com #cormega #generationmotivation #podcasterofthepeople #podcast
October 22, 2022
Cormega Interview (Part I)
(S5 : Ep 1) I had the opportunity to sit down with hip hop legend Cormega, as we came back full circle from our initial meeting and interview 20 years ago. Mega just recently dropped his critically-acclaimed album "The Realness II," which is a follow-up to his classic "The Realness" that dropped two decades ago. In Part 1 of our 2 part interview, Cormega touches on his hop influences, preserving the integrity of hip hop and hip hop's impact on the world. Very laid back and humble dude. Sit back and enjoy ...
October 14, 2022
It's A Family Affair - Robert and Saniyah Snipes Interview
For the Season 4 finale, I wanted to do something a little different. I interviewed my kids, not only highlighting some of their accomplishments, but also to get their youthful perspective on issues plaguing society. They speak on building self-esteem and confidence, believing in yourself, goal setting, forming good study habits and walking in faith. Saniyah ends our episode and season with a special piano solo. Thanks to everyone for your support this season. We'll be back with Season 5 and all new episodes mid- October.
September 22, 2022
Each One Teach One - High School Teacher David Rogers Jr. Interview
(S4: Ep 14) The field of education is one I hold with the utmost regard. My parents were both teachers for 30+ years. With that being said, I had the opportunity to chat with David Rogers Jr., who is currently in his 24th year as a high school teacher. With him teaching senior students especially, Dave talks about the weight of making sure they are prepared for the real world upon graduation. He stressed the importance of being a positive role model to the youth, the evolution of teaching during his tenure and his commitment to leaving a lasting legacy of service. Salute to my fellow NCA&T alum for making a difference in his community.
September 15, 2022
Mi Casa Es Su Casa - Realtor Millicent Ryan Interview
(S4: Ep 13) I had the opportunity to chat with Millicent Ryan of Keller Williams Realty. She spoke about her passion for not only helping people find their dream homes, but also educating them on the benefits of obtaining financial freedom and building generational wealth through property ownership.
September 08, 2022
Searching For The Pie In The Sky - Esco Eats Interview
(S4: Ep 12) I had the opportunity to chat with Esco, the owner and brainchild behind Esco Eats. With clients such as Amazon and Georgia Tech, he talks about how he created the recipe for his World Famous Apple Cobbler Pie, being a visionary and never giving up on dreams.
September 02, 2022
Why NCA&TSU? - Alumni Interview Edition
(S4: Ep 11) What was it about NCA&T that drew you in? For some, it may have been the legacy, tradition and HBCU experience and for others gym jams and #GHOE...lol Regardless of the reason (and I'm not judging), it was destiny fulfilled. I got the opportunity to interview several of my fellow alumni from the classes of '63, '91, '97, '98, and 2023 to reminisce on what made A&T great to them. Great representation and perspectives throughout the generations. AGGIE PRIDE! *** Special shoutout to Teresa Snipes, Robert Snipes, Vince Snipes, Jerome and Drucilla Fletcher, Brent Woods, Dave Rogers, Jeff Watts, Kelvin Scott, and Jayla Rogers for their input.
August 25, 2022
Keep Your Eyes On The Prize - NCA&TSU Golfer Jayla Rogers
(S4: Ep 10) It's always a pleasure when I can show love to my alma mater, NCA&TSU. I got the opportunity to interview Jayla Rogers, a senior on the A&T women's golf team. She talks about the life lessons she's learned through playing golf, the honor of representing not only A&T, but minorities as a whole when she competes, and also being able to use golf as a platform to give back to her community and the younger generation. AGGIE PRIDE!!
August 18, 2022
Music Is The Motivation - Hip Hop Artist Kingg Bucc Interview
(S4: Ep 9) With today being the 49th birthday of Hip Hop, I got the opportunity to sit down with Miami hip hop artist Kingg Bucc. He signed to Crown Recordings/ Atlantic Records. Fresh off tour dates with Sean Kingston, he talks about how he got his start, musical influences and working with grammy nominated producer DJ Hardwerk (Rihanna, Cardi B, Akon, Fergie, Jeezy and more)
August 11, 2022
A Smile Is Worth A Thousand Words - Dr. Glenn Baldwin Jr., DDS Interview
(S4: Ep 8) I sat down with Dr. Glenn Baldwin Jr., DDS as he discussed the disparities of African-Americans in dentistry, the importance of oral healthcare (physically and psychologically) and his mission to make a positive impact on society one smile at a time.
July 28, 2022
Real Queens Fix Each Other's Crown - Miss Teen Cosmos International Queen Simone Fletcher
(S4: Ep 7) I got to sit down with the newly crowned Miss Teen Cosmos International Queen Simone Fletcher. This 16 year old is really an inspiration to all those she touches. The aspiring attorney talks about her new duties as the reigning queen, using her platform to motivate others and her continuous community service efforts.
July 21, 2022
Christopher "Play" Martin Throwback Interview
(S4: Ep 6) With me growing up a hip hop head, it is always cool to meet/ interview artist that you grew up watching. Who didn't grow up trying to imitate the Kid 'N Play dance or watching "House Party" back in the day? This interview was conducted 20 yrs ago. Play spoke about his faith, his enthusiasm for the evolution of hip hop and finding his purpose, which is being a beacon of light for Jesus.
July 14, 2022
Roe v. Wade Overturned - Women's Rights Under Attack?
(S4: Ep 5) With the decision to overturn the landmark ruling of Roe v Wade, which gave women the right to legally have an abortion since 1973, I interviewed several women to get their thoughts and insight. I personally feel that women should have the right to decide what they can and can't do with their bodies. However, I know there are always two sides to a story. What are your thoughts?
July 07, 2022
(S4: Ep 4) After nearly 3 decades of friendship, I had a candid roundtable discussion with my boys (Jerome Fletcher and Jeff Watts) about what it means to be a father ...especially in today's society with social media, cyber bullying, the pandemic, school shootings and more. We touched on our days of coming in as freshmen at NCA&TSU in the 90's and coming into our manhood to now all being fathers.
June 23, 2022
Protect & Serve - Sgt. Richard Williams Interview
(S4: Ep 3) I got to sit down with Sgt. Richard Williams, a 20-plus year veteran of the Greenville Police Department. He talks about using his platform to build trust within the community, his thoughts on the recent mass shootings, his community outreach efforts (i.e. back to school drives, Cops and Barbers program etc.), and how he's found purpose on the police force.
June 16, 2022
Triumphing Over Tragedy Forum
(S4: Ep 2) Triumphing Over Tragedy Forum: "Triumphing Over Tragedy" is a special forum & live podcast we have created to celebrate "Mental Health Awareness Month." Join us as we interact with our extraordinary panelists who will share their inspiring testimonials of overcoming tragedy (love ones lost to gun violence, domestic abuse, homelessness and more). They've turned their traumatic experiences into purpose and want to give encouragement, hope and the motivation you need to continue to rise above. Guest co-host Teresa Snipes. Panelists: Author/Podcaster Lana Reid, Author/ Domestic Abuse Activist Adriene Hall, and Author/ Podcaster/ Mental Health Advocate Raxiel Liz. (First few minutes of dead air was to let the audience join into the forum.)
June 09, 2022
Don’t Just Have Hope...Be Hope
(S4: Ep 1) To kick off Season 4, I wanted to deviate a little from my normal interview format to speak directly from the heart. Always remember, there is power in your platform. You possess all the tools you need inside to go from having hope to being hope for others. Your voice matters, your dreams matter, your knowledge matters, your courage matters, your platform matters ... use it.
June 03, 2022
Mind Over Matter - Author Sabriya Charles Interview
(S3: Ep 15) I had the opportunity to interview Sabriya Charles (formerly Dobbins), who is not only an author, but also a mental wellness advocate and the founder of Project Passport. Her new motivational book, "Purpose Doesn't Care What's In Your Bank Account," just hit stores and she gives personal testimonials and tips on how to maximize your mental wellness. Her goal is to help normalize conversations around mental health/wellness and for our community to know there is help out there and people that generally care about your well-being.
April 28, 2022
Leveling The Playing Field - Author / Publicist Jennifer Farmer
(S3: Ep 14) I spoke with the multi-faceted Jennifer Farmer. Not only is she a two-time author, but she is also the founder of Spotlight PR LLC with a roster of clients including Killer Mike, Rev. William Barber II and numerous socially conscious organizations, hosts the "Faith Talks" podcast and has committed her life to social and racial justice. She is looking to level the playing field with the re-release of her second book "First & Only: A Black Woman's Guide To Thriving At Work & In Life." She uses her personal testimonials to let other women know they are not alone in their trials and tribulations to not only succeed in the workplace, but at life as a whole.
April 21, 2022
The Making Of A Soldier - Author/ Domestic Abuse Advocate Adriene Odom Interview
(S3: Ep 13) I sat down with author and domestic abuse advocate Adriene Odom as she shared her remarkable story of triumph in her memior, The Making Of A Soldier. She detailed overcoming domestic abuse, homelessness, surviving a failed suicide attempt, becoming a teenage mother and more to now working on her Master's Degree, becoming an author and founder of two non-profit organizations. She's committed herself to helping bridge the gap for those that were ever in similar situations and felt there was no hope.
March 31, 2022
On The Frontlines - Belinda Woods, RN Interview
(S3: Ep 12) Salute to all of the essential workers on the frontlines! I sat down with Belinda Woods, RN as she discussed her 20+ years in the field, the emotional fatigue of nursing, and her dream of being able to provide quality medical care abroad.
March 24, 2022
The Message In The Music - Jazz Club Owner Tamara Fuller
(S3: Ep 11) I was able to sit down with Tamara Fuller, owner and founder of Georgia's hottest jazz club, The Velvet Note. It was voted as the #1 jazz club in Georgia and revered as one of the top jazz clubs in the country. Tamara shared her inspirational journey in opening The Velvet Note, the impact of using her platform to highlight others and words of wisdom to not get stuck in this "maze" we call life.
March 17, 2022
Remy Ma Throwback Interview
(S3: Ep 10) This is a special throwback interview I did with Remy Ma from 12/4/05. It was right before she dropped her debut album "There's Something About Mary: Based On A True Story." She touches on how she started rapping, being discovered by Big Pun, the price of fame and advice for those looking to get into the industry. It's great to see how much her career has flourished over the years. She uses her testimony of going to prison and not allowing that setback to become a roadblock in her life, to serve as motivation for others to never give up.
March 10, 2022
Out Of The Remnants - Author Namiah Potter Interview
I sat down with Author Namiah Potter as she touched on her powerful personal memoir, "Out Of The Remnants." One of the testimonials she shared was in regards to an incident that happened when she 3 yrs old. Her mom, who was addicted to crack, left her over at a dealer's house while she went to get money she owed him. When she didn't come back, the dealer boiled water, bleach and other chemicals, put it in a tub and placed Namiah's feet in it. It burned her feet so bad that they almost had to be amputated. Namiah is sharing her story of triumph to motivate others. In addition to author, she is also a certified life coach, a podcaster, vocal coach, and sanger (not singer).
March 03, 2022
Humanity Wins: Reverend David Kennedy Interview (Part 2)
In Part 2 of our interview, Reverend Kennedy speaks on the events that led him to help Michael Burden escape the grasp of the Ku Klux Klan. He talks about how the movie "Burden" based on those events came about. Reverend Kennedy also touches on the purchase of a 4,000 square foot space that was once labeled as "The World's Only Klan Museum" and converting it into a community center and racial reconciliation museum. THE ECHO PROJECT was founded by Reverend Kennedy and Regan Freeman and they are spearheading the conversion.
March 01, 2022
Humanity Wins - Civil Rights Reverend David Kennedy (Part 1)
Rev. David Kennedy, leader of New Beginning Missionary Baptist Church in Laurens, SC, has recently been interviewed by The Today Show, The Washington Post, and numerous outlets sharing his story of hope. A movie was made based on his experience of helping a member of the Ku Klux Klan change his life and denounce that lifestyle. It is titled "Burden" and stars Forest Whitaker. In this segment of the interview, he touches on growing up during the Jim Crow era in South Carolina and what led him to the faith.
February 17, 2022
Black History In Retrospect (Part 2) - Robert and Esther Snipes Interview
This is the conclusion of the special Black History Month interview I conducted with my parents. They touched on memories of living during segregation, having seen icons perform live in nightclubs ( Nina Simone, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Redd Foxx etc.), my father being honored by Rev. Joseph Lowery during his retirement and the advancements African-Americans have made throughout their lifetime.
February 10, 2022
Black History In Retrospect (Pt 1) - Robert & Esther Snipes Interview
This is a special Black History interview I conducted with my parents. They both were educators and taught during segregation and integration, giving insight on their transition. My father also touched on hearing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr speak live, having classes with Rev. Jesse Jackson at NCA&TSU and being taught by the late Coretta Scott King's sister. They both shared what Black History truly means to them in part 1 of this 2 part special.
February 03, 2022
Sowing Into Our Youth - Youth Minister Warren Hawkins III
I had the pleasure of interviewing Youth Minister Warren Hawkins III from St. James United Methodist Church. He spoke on the importance of sowing into our youth, being called to serve as a vessel to lead and using his platform to make a positive impact on generations to come.
January 27, 2022
Team Player: From The Court To The Community - NCA&TSU Sports HOFer Samara Dobbins Johnson Interview
I got the opportunity to interview my "big sis" Samara Dobbins Johnson. She spoke on how she felt being inducted into the NCA&TSU Sports Hall of Fame in 2016 for basketball, being a part of winning a MEAC championship in 1994, the progression of women's basketball throughout the years and her commitment to giving back to her community.
January 20, 2022
Catching The Vapors - "Car Talk TV" Host Eric "EVAPORS" Stevenson Interview
I had the opportunity to chop it up with car enthusiast EVAPORS as he gave insight on his YouTube show "Car Talk TV" and how he uses his platform to not only educate and entertain, but also motivate.
January 13, 2022
Leaving A Lasting Legacy - Entrepreneur Jennifer Wilder Interview
I had the opportunity to speak with entrepreneur/children's author Jennifer Wilder about her company Big Red Bird, LLC and her Big Red Book Truck, which is her mobile book truck that she uses to reach as many kids as possible in the Hartford area to stress the importance of reading. She's also the founder of The STO, a community-based initiative to provide a space for entrepreneurs to come together to showcase their products.
January 07, 2022
Built To Serve - Army Veteran Shikea McCollum
I had the opportunity to speak with Army Veteran Shikea McCollum about how her service in the military helped her to walk into her purpose and continue to serve other veterans through outreach and support. Thank you for your service. We salute you.
November 24, 2021
Stephanie Mills Throwback Interview
This is an interview that I conducted with the incomparable Ms. Stephanie Mills. The interview took place about 18 yrs ago. She was a part of a compilation cd called "Church: Songs of Soul & Inspiration" at that time. She gave her insight on gospel music and advice for aspiring artists.
November 18, 2021
Hard Work Personified (Pun Intended) - DJ Hardwerk Interview
I got the opportunity to hit the studio and interview one of the most versatile producers in the game, DJ Hardwerk. He's a Grammy nominated producer that has produced for Akon, Cardi B, Fergie, Migos, Rick Ross and more. He talks about his project with Kingg Bucc and how he got his start.
November 12, 2021
Droppin' Dimes - NBA Baller Tony Delk
I interviewed Kentucky Wildcats legend / former NBA baller / current NBA analyst Tony Delk. Really humble and genuine dude. He was drafted 16th in the 1996 star-studded draft class that also included Allen Iverson and the late Kobe Bryant. He talks about his love for basketball at a young age, motivation, giving back and more.
November 04, 2021
Turning Tragedy Into Triumph: Indie Filmmaker Raxiel Liz Interview
Having lost his father and brother to gun violence and mother to cancer, Raxiel Liz could've easily given up. However, he's continued to persevere and overcome. Behind the scenes, he's a filmmaker, scriptwriter, director and music video producer. In front of the camera as an actor, he's been with greats like Oprah and Michael B. Jordan...as a hip hop artist, opened for LL Cool J. He talks with me about not giving up and learning to live life to the fullest.
October 28, 2021
Inspire to Aspire - Publicist Jackie Asare Interview
Entertainment publicist Jackie Asare has her roots embedded in the entertainment industry having worked with the likes of the late Guru, Prodigy and the legendary Teddy Pendergrass to current artists such as Lecrae and Andy Mineo. She joined me on the show to tell how she got her start, talk about stepping out on faith and to offer words of wisdom.
October 25, 2021
Chrystale Wilson Throwback Interview
Unreleased interview with actress Chrystale Wilson aka Ronnie from "The Player's Club". This candid interview took place in 2002 in the ATL as she was promoting the film "Trois 2: Pandora's Box". She touches on how she got her start in acting, friendship with Outkast, aspirations behind the camera, and advice for those looking to get into the industry.
October 15, 2021
A Man On A Mission- City Manager Jerome Fletcher Interview
I sat down with my fellow NCA&TSU alumnus and chatted with him about his journey from roles within the SBA and an appointment under the Obama Administration to his current landing spot as the new City Manager of North Port, FL. His goal is to help enlighten those who may one day aspire to follow along a similar path.
October 07, 2021
Lights, Camera, Action - Filmmaker/ Director Rob Hardy (Throwback Interview)
I sat down with Rob Hardy, 19 yrs ago, at the time he was promoting his film "Trois 2: Pandora's Box" and talked about how he got his start, aspirations and advice for up-and-comers. He has since directed some of your favorite shows ( Power, Empire, ER, Raising Kanan etc.) and produced a slew of movies (Stomp The Yard, Think Like A Man etc.).
September 30, 2021
Nothing To It, But To Do It - Hip Hop Producer Showdown Interview
Radio personality and hip hop producer, Showdown talks about trials and tribulations in the music industry, his Amazon TV series and advice for those looking to get into the industry. He's produced for the likes of 50 Cent, Gucci Mane, TI, Big Boi, Luda and more.
September 23, 2021
The Bolder, The Better - Business Consultant Brent Simpson Interview
Brent Simpson, owner of Bold Vision Enterprise, speaks on economic empowerment, overcoming entrepreneurial fears and how to succeed in today's business climate.
September 16, 2021
Free Throwback Interview
Unreleased throwback interview with Free of 106 and Park and radio fame. Interview took place in April 2002 in the ATL at the peak of 106 and Park's success. Talks about how she got her start in the industry.
September 03, 2021
Perspectives Matter - Podcaster Lana Reid Interview
Award winning author, relationship counselor and host of "The Male Perspective" podcast Lana Reid chats with me about turning tragedy into triumph and the importance of communication.
August 26, 2021
Lecrae Throwback Interview
Grammy Award-winning hip hop artist Lecrae chats about his trials and tribulations on his road to success, his return to music and never giving up his faith.
August 19, 2021
Combating COVID - Lieutenant Commander Gideon Esuzor Interview
Lieutenant Commander Gideon Esuzor is a member of the US Public Health Services and he sits down with me to give insight about how we can battle COVID, how he felt deploying to help treat those infected early last year and dispelling misinformation surrounding the vaccine.
August 12, 2021
Cormega Unreleased Throwback Interview
I pulled out an interview that I conducted with Cormega over 19 yrs ago. Tone and I pay homage to Mega and then jump right into the interview. Cormega talks about his influences, how he got his start, and how hip hop saved his life. He does briefly touch on his beef with Nas, because it was around that time, but does not harp on the negativity. They've since peaced up. The Realness 2 is coming soon! ( Warning: Graphic Language)
August 05, 2021
The Art of DJing: DJ Daddy Black
** Shoutout to Lecrae for the opening drop and Shaun "WitNess" Woods for the theme song. ** NC's own DJ Daddy Black fell through and let us know how he's motivating the masses with music in the club scene. He's spun for the likes of hip hop royalty from Big Daddy Kane to Brand Nubian.
July 24, 2021
Season 2: Sneak Peek
We're going live with a new season of "Generation Motivation: The Podcast"!!!!
July 23, 2021