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In a recent episode of The Black Creators Club, hosts Akilah Ffriend and Eboné Chatman interviewed Jake&Papa, the R&B singing group that includes two brothers from Southern California who are just 20 months apart. They are on their way to building an empire that can’t be stopped in the music industry. If you haven’t heard of them by now, get to know them in our episode below!
Please check out the episode here!
Jake&Papa knew from a very young age that they had star power. Their dad was one of the driving forces when it came to getting them to practice like the Jackson 5, and instill the great work ethic they display on a daily basis.
Throughout the episode Jake&Papa share how they turned necessity into creativity as they created the brand of Jake&Papa from the ground up. From styling, songwriting, engineering, creative visionaries etc… they are a two man band that really knows how to get the job done. They focused on their craft and didn’t give up on themselves, “continue to move forward no matter what is going on and you will find the answers along the way”.
As these two R&B brothers clearly show talent on screen, you might ask why aren’t they signed to a big label? Great question… they have a vision that they want to keep pure, they are on the fast track to stardom and want to continue to build on what they have built solely on their own until they are able to partner with a label. GENIUS! In 2021 it’s nice to be setting your own rules and restructuring the game of the music industry.
“We allow ourselves to fail in different forms”.
The game changer in the interview was when the duo talked about how people don’t like to be bad at anything, which doesn’t allow them to grow or find new ways that could work better. “We allow ourselves to fail in different forms”. Out of necessity they needed to try other ways to get the job done and mostly because they didn’t want to have to rely on anyone, which is why they wear so many hats and in the process fell in love with the extra work.
The themes in the episode are endless as we explore all areas of the music industry and of course we couldn’t allow our guest to leave without playing a fun game with them and letting them sing us to the heavens with a song association game that we borrowed from Elle Magazine!
This episode of the Black Creators Club gives us the rundown on the importance of turning necessity into creativity and remember to always abide by your ABCs- Always Be Creating!
You won’t be disappointed! Tune in and watching the full episode of singing sensation Jake&Papa and more content from The Black Creators Club on Youtube, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts. Like this article and the full interview? Make sure to share this post with a friend!
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About The Author:
The Black Creators Club is a weekly podcast hosted by media mavens Akilah Ffriend (@akilahffriend) and Ebone Chatman (@ebonechatman12). Listen as we interview black creatives in the entertainment industry spanning from TV to movies to music. When we’re not kekeing with black makers in the game, or keeping it ALL the way real on our own entertainment pursuits as two young black women, we are reacting to the latest and greatest in black Hollywood stories, topics, and (of course) tea. Find us @TheBlackCreatorsClub on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Youtube and all social media platforms.
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