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GIVE IT TO ‘EM QUEEN: A BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO QUEEN LATIFAH04 / 06 / 2017

Here at g.o.a.t Hip-Hop we’ve been talking a lot about our favorite women in the genre lately and there’s one name in particular that keeps coming up: Queen Latifah. Coincidentally, her birthday happens to fall on March 18, right in the middle of women’s history month. Although there is no blog article long enough to give proper shine to all of her accolades and milestones, I thought it would only be right to make a dedication piece entirely in honor of the Queen and her contributions to hip-hop culture.

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RECOVERY WARRIORS: 4 WORDS OF WISDOM FROM SOMEONE WHO’S BEEN THERE03 / 16 / 2017

My family is moving out of their home of almost 20 years next month. As you can imagine, there are a lot of memories stored in various corners of that house. We moved in right before I went away to college when my siblings were still small. Since then, I’ve lived here on and off many times. This was the house I lived in during my early years in recovery from anorexia.  It was also in this house where I finally surrendered and spent a summer checked into an in-patient rehab clinic for people with eating disorders.

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SPEED ON THE BEAT: AN ODE TO RUN THE JEWELS – MY SOUNDTRACK FOR DIY TOURING03 / 16 / 2017

I’ve toured A LOT. It’s tiring as hell. People have often ask me how I get through them and how I’m still able to have energy to perform night after night. My answer: coffee, tequila, meditation, love for the craft and Run the Jewels. I’m not joking.

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A PERSONAL NOTE ABOUT MOVING BACK TO NEW YORK02 / 20 / 2017

I moved back to my hometown in the SF Bay Area almost 2 1/2 years ago after 8 years of living in New York City. I came back to take a break from the grind (and learned that I’m a workaholic no matter what city I’m in!), be close to my family (they’re the MFing BEST) and get more acquainted with who I was outside of the bars and the stage (a work in progress).
 
I never intended to stay here as long as I did but during this time I was able to save enough $$ (living on my pop’s couch for over a year) to record my third album and an ep, tour for over 6 months in 2015 (#dirtydiamonds!), sign with a booking agency Deep Thinka and management company The Bassline Group re-do my website and build a new platform as a writer on a variety of topics near and dear to my heart (shouts to Recovery Warriors Elephant Journal & Hip-Hop.goat.at & Stop The Breaks). Personally, I have finally been able to slow down and deepen my relationship with self, build a stronger bond with my family and gain a lot more clarity about what the hell I’m doing in this body/on this planet.
 
All this being said, I wanted to let you all know that on April 10, I will be moving back to my beloved New York. As crazy and expensive as that city is, it’s where I belong and it’s time to go home.
xo,
Corina

STOP THE BREAKS: DON’T BE A DICK ON TOUR: SUCCESSFUL TOURING TIPS FROM CORINA CORINA02 / 08 / 2017

In the music industry networking is always emphasized as an important skill. What does that mean exactly?

Basically it means getting people to like and remember you aka making a good impression. What I’ve found to be the backbone networking is basic kindness, warmth and humility.

These aren’t qualities often highlighted in the bravado-filled world of hip-hop but as a touring artist, someone’s level of approachability and graciousness can be the difference between being asked back to a city again or not.

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