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Lessons Learned ATW (Along The Way)

Lessons Learned ATW (Along The Way)

By S.T.R.A.P
Artist S.T.R.A.P sits down with creatives, entertainers, entrepreneurs, family and friends to discuss about their influences, passions, current and futuristic endeavors. Lessons learned along the way is both a reflective and a foresight based discussion platform.
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Episode 20 - Cherron Nicole
This Friday's special guest is @cherron.nicole83. Cherron is an entrepreneur, fitness enthusiast and owner of @i.am.fitish fitness brand designed and created to empower women. Cherron is currently based out of  Jacksonville, North Carolina. In this episode, we sit-down and virtually discuss about a variety of topics ranging from: her influences, to her inception and beginnings as a fitness driven person, to starting her own fitness brand. She also shared heartfelt stories that have led to the formation of the person that she is today. Hope you guys enjoy this episode. Please ladies go support her brand. Cheers! #LessonsLearnedATW #womenempowerment #iamfitish #fitmom #fitish
49:42
October 2, 2020
Episode 19 - General Mutombo
This Friday's special guest is my guy @generalmutombo1 General Mutombo is a talented comedian based out of Settle, Washington. He host a podcast “General Mutombo Uncut”. In this episode, we sit-down and virtually discuss a variety of topics ranging from: his influences, to his inception and beginnings as an artist, comic, and podcaster. Hope you guys enjoy this episode. Cheers!  #LessonsLearnedATW #GeneralMutombo #Comic #Kenya #SettleComedy
1:08:05
September 25, 2020
Episode 18 - Cash Hollistah
This Friday's special guest is @cashhollistah. Cash Hollistah is a talented emcee based out of Salina Kansas. He curates “The K-List”, a definitive playlist of Kansas hip-hop and R&B. 34 tracks to represent the 34th state. He also does a lot of philanthropy work with his “Hollistah Scholah” where they fund college scholarships for students in the Arts. In this episode, we sit-down and virtually discuss a variety of topics ranging from: his influences, to his inception and beginnings as an emcee, curator, mobilizer and fundraiser. Hope you guys enjoy this episode. Cheers! #LessonsLearnedATW
1:07:06
September 18, 2020
Episode 17 - Dr Nataliey Bitature
This Friday's special guest is @drtaliey . Dr Nataliey Bitature is a Forbes 30 Under 30 social entrepreneur. She is the co-founder of Musana Carts, EnerGrow, Business Revolution & HER. She is also the Chief-of-Staff at the Simba Group and is based in Kampala, Uganda. In this episode, we sit-down and virtually discuss about a variety of topics ranging from: her influences, to her inception and beginnings as a social entrepreneur, HER (Dr. Nataliey's passion project). Hope you guys enjoy this episode. Cheers! #STRAP #DrNatalieyBitature #LessonsLearnedATW
1:00:58
September 11, 2020
Episode 16 - Swampy Swave Jackson
This week's special guest is @vineyardvishnu Swampy Swave Jackson is a recording and visual artist based out of Plano Tx by ways of Bunkie, Louisiana. I came cross Swampy's music back in 2014 when he went by Judah Akeem and was blown away by his "Magick Tricks" tune, ever since that I have been a fan. In this episode, we sit-down and virtually discuss about a variety of topics ranging from: his influences, to his inception and beginnings as a musician from Bunkie Louisiana and how he has developed and influenced the current climate. Hope you guys enjoy this episode. Cheers! #STRAP #vineyardvishnu #SwampySwaveJackson #BunkieLouisiana #JudahAkeem #LessonsLearnedATW
22:39
September 4, 2020
Episode 15 - Abbey Aabb
This week's special guest is @abbey_aabb Abbey aabb is a Newark NJ recording/mixing engineer. Abbey and I went to high school back in Uganda and have been friends for awhile. In this episode, we sit-down and virtually discuss about a variety of topics ranging from: his influences, to his inception and beginnings as a sound engineer and how he is helping in artist development. Hope you guys enjoy this episode. Cheers! #STRAP #AbbeyAabb #Uganda #NewJersey #LessonsLearnedATW
51:50
August 28, 2020
Episode 14 - XVRHLDY
 This week's special guest is @xavierhollidays.  XVRHLDY is a Chicago based recording artist that has featured on publications like @XXL , @Complex , @Pitchfork & @thesource . Personally, I am and have been a fan of  XVRHLDY. I have been listening and paying attention to his movement since 2015 when I discovered his music on Sound Cloud. In this episode, we sit-down and virtually discuss about a variety of topics ranging from: his influences, to his inception and beginnings as a creative and tastemaker. Hope you guys enjoy this episode. Cheers! #STRAP # XVRHLDY #ChicagoRapper #LessonsLearnedATW
1:15:59
August 21, 2020
Episode 13 - Fabrice Metan
This week's special guest is Fabrice Metan an accountant, owner and founder of Simplify My Numbers consulting agency & Co-owner of M.A.D ad company. In this episode, we discussed about a variety of topics ranging from: his influences, to his inception and beginning as an business owner and entrepreneur.   #STRAP #FabriceMetan #SimplifyMyNumbers  #LessonsLearnedATW
1:06:45
August 14, 2020
Episode 12 - Ayodlo
This week (Friday) we chop it up with another special guest. Ladies and Gentlemen, this week's guest Ayodlo is a music producer based outta Denver Colorado by way of California. Ayodlo and I have been friends and music collaborators since 2011.  In this episode, we discussed about a variety of topics ranging from: his influences, to his inception and beginning as producer. Hope you guys enjoy this week’s episode. We only strive to improve. Absolute Lesson Learned.  #STRAP #AYODLO #LessonsLearnedATW
54:40
July 31, 2020
Episode 11 - NAEVE
This week (Friday) we chop it up with another special guest. Ladies and Gentlemen, this week's guest recording artist @naeve.xoxo Naeve is a singer, songwriter based outta Massachusetts. Naeve and I have been friends and music collaborators since 2017.  In this episode, we discussed about a variety of topics ranging from: his influences, to his inception and beginning as musician. Naeve recently released an EP (Prolly Wants) that is out on all digital streaming platforms. Hope you guys enjoy this week’s episode. We only strive to improve. Absolute Lesson Learned.
34:34
July 24, 2020
Episode 10 - Steph Kapela
This week (Friday) we chop it up with another special guest. Ladies and Gentlemen, this week's guest is my brother, recording artist @iamkapela Steph Kapela. Steph Kapela is a Kenyan singer, songwriter and rapper based in Nairobi. Steph and Strap have been friends and music collaborators since 2014. In this episode, Steph Kapela and Strap discussed about a variety of topics ranging from: his influences, to his inception and beginning as musician. Steph Kapela recently released a album (Vikky Secrets) that is out on all digital streaming platforms. Hope you guys enjoy this week’s episode. We only strive to improve. Absolute Lesson Learned. #STRAP #StephKapela #LessonsLearnedATW
1:58:53
July 17, 2020
Episode 9 - Ti'Juana Hardwell
This week (Friday) we chop it up with another special guest. Ladies and Gentlemen, this week's guest is @theemamarazzi Ti’Juana Hardwell . Ti’Juana is a Publicist, Relator and Owner of Mamarazzi Magazine. Ti’Juana and I discussed a variety of topics ranging from: her influences, to her inception when it comes to writing or doing editorial work. We also talked about the state of being a publishers in 2020, the effects of the pandemic when it comes to her line of work, to mention but a few. Hope you guys enjoy this week’s episode. We only strive to improve. Absolute Lesson Learned.
1:12:55
July 10, 2020
Episode 8 - Meena Ysanne
This week (Friday) we chop it up with another special guest. Ladies and Gentlemen this week's guest is the legendary Meena Ysanne @ilovestrings . Meena is a British composer, conductor and string arranger. Meena has worked with artists like Smashing Pumpkins, Elton John, Christina Perri and Hawkwind (to mention but a few). Meena and I discussed about variety of topics from music to culture to racial matters. Hope you guys enjoy this week's episode. We only strive to improve. Absolute Lesson Learned.   #STRAP #MeenaYsanne #LessonsLearnedATW
1:16:43
July 3, 2020
Episode 7 - Mpagi "PG" Kironde
This week (Friday) we chop it up with another special guest. This guest right here is family to me, we have known each other 20 plus years (We getting old bro lol) Ladies and Gentlemen this week's guest is Batabazi's very own @dakidpg . PG is a recording artist, actor, fashion aficionado etc. We had a great virtual "sit-down and talk" session. Hope you guys enjoy this week's episode. We only strive to improve. Absolute Lesson Learned.   #STRAP #Batabazi #LessonsLearnedATW
1:00:21
June 26, 2020
Episode 6 - Troy Andrews
This week's guest Troy Andrews, owner Vibe Wichita media house, photographer, cinematographer, show producer & to mention but a few. Troy is also a pioneer in the podcasting realm here in Wichita, Kansas.  Troy and STRAP talked about a variety of things on this episode, ranging from how he developed his artistic skill set, who influenced him and his career choice and how his work process goes. Troy also talked about what he has been up/working on during quarantine period. I hope you guys enjoy it. We only strive to improve.
1:10:46
June 19, 2020
Episode 5 - Alithia Gomez aka ArtbyAligo
This week's guest Alithia Gomez also known as Ali Go is a visual artist/ Painter from Queens, NYC.  Ali Go and STRAP talked about a variety of things on this episode, ranging from how Ali started painting and how her work process goes. Ali Go also talked about her influences and what she has been up to during quarantine. I hope you guys enjoy it. We only strive to improve. 
1:04:21
June 12, 2020
Episode 4 - Blixxack
This week's guest Blixxack is Burundi-Ugandan recording artist based out of Montreal Canada. Blixxack and STRAP talked about a variety of things on this episode, ranging from how Blixxack started making music to how many great artists he has collaborated with. Blixxack also talked about his influences and what he has been up to during quarantine. I hope you guys enjoy it. We only strive to improve.
1:08:08
May 29, 2020
Episode 3 - Jay X Jay the producer
This week's guest Jay x Jay is a hip hop music producer out of Detroit Michigan. Jay X Jay and STRAP talked about a variety of things on this episode, ranging from how Jay x Jay started producing beats to how many great artists he has collaborated with. Jay x Jay also describes his style of production and the equipment he uses.  I hope you guys enjoy it. We only strive to improve.   
53:45
May 22, 2020
Episode 2 - Donavan Brown
This week (Friday) we chop it up with our special guest Donavan Brown @thirdeyedon. Donavan is the Director of A&R at Ryse @theryseup. Don and I talked about a variety of things and in the process we also were learning a lot about each-other. I hope you guys enjoy it. We only strive to improve.
53:46
May 15, 2020
Eposide 1 - AFOST
Today's guest AFOST, is a very talented music producer hailing from Wichita Kansas currently living in st. Louis Missouri. In this episode S.T.R.A.P and AFOST discuss musical influences, passions, past collaborations and personal ideologies. Hope you enjoy this episode.  S.T.R.A.P socials Twitter - listen2STRAP Instagram - listen2STRAP AFOST socials Instagram - afostthabaus
1:00:37
May 7, 2020