Now more than ever, creatives need resources to propel themselves to the next level.
To do so, Steve Stoute’s UnitedMasters traveled to Brooklyn, NY on May 5, 2022, to build a brighter future for creators at the fourth annual SelectCon.
Programming throughout the afternoon included DJ Drama, Coodie, Hit-Boy and Jim Jones to help emerging artists, creatives and entrepreneurs prepare for the future. There was even a fireside chat with Stoute and Issa Rae that was fitting for a grand finale in the evening.
Before training as a DJ with DJ Drama, Angel + Dren and many more invaded, Issa Rae spoke about the music industry, the sequel and more.
Check it out below.
On the music industry:
“I’m still learning about this industry and as a creator, I always appreciate creators. On the Hollywood side, I do my best to make sure there’s a pipeline, that there’s comfort, that there is transparency, and I don’t see that on the music side.
On the sequel:
“I want a studio in Los Angeles, South Los Angeles specifically. I want to continue building in my community. There are so many opportunities to help build my neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods. I just want to kill him in my field.
On “Awkward Black Girl” and “Insecure:”
“It was two different shows. I had ‘Awkward Black Girl’ – it was 24 episodes. I was okay with that and I feel like it’s an existing work that will continue to live. With ‘Insecure’, I wanted a whole new show. I also like 24 or 25 when I came up with the idea. I wanted the show to feel more developed, more like an HBO show.