Kayona Ebony Brown is a multi-hyphenate artist (actor, writer, filmmaker) and entrepreneur. Host of the Of Music and Men podcast.
Kenya realizes that there are some important parallels between the music industry and sports, and as she’s trying to figure out her next play to run with Tk’s career and pending album release, she pays a visit to her mentor, a former industry exec who shows her that there’s more than one way to be a player.This a story--Of Music and Men--so it's best to start at Episode One: https://soundcloud.com/omampodcast/ep-1-blueprintFor full credits and sources on this episode, go to:https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode3-1-dont-hate-the-playerCREDITSNarrationEpisode narrated by Kayona Ebony BrownEpisodeWritten, recorded, and produced by Kayona Ebony Brown at Siingle Studios in Washington, DCMUSIC LISTED IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE IN THE EPISODEMost music in this episode is provided by FilmstroEnd song: Weightless by LiQWYDFree download: hypeddit.com/link/ghiu91INSTAGRAM:Music by @LiQWYDWord musicHiraeth by @ScottBuckleyEdited with Adobe Creative CloudTo have your music considered for placement in the show, send us a link where it can be streamed and downloaded. Soundcloud and Bandcamp are two great sites to do so. Go to ofmusicandmen.com to submit your music.
Of Music and Men is a story, so it's best to start listening at episode one. This episode is a bonus episode during our brief hiatus.Good news! This is the last update before we jump into book three (the collection of podcast episodes that make up book three). Thank you for being patient during this time when I’m sure we all may have had other more pressing issues to concern ourselves with.So, I think I mentioned a couple updates ago that I was the July winner of the Roadmap Writers Diversity Initiative. This has been somewhat life changing and actually very necessary for me at this point in my career because winning this is not just a bragging right thing; it came with access to their pitch prep program.If you are a screenwriter, I highly recommend you go to Roadmapwriters.com and check out some of their programs and courses. They are doing some wonderful work over there, and when I’m on stage collecting my Emmy’s and Oscars, I’m going to remember them as being an integral part of my journey.You know Justin Simien’s work even if you can’t place the name yet. He’s the incredible creator and writer of the movie and Netflix show, Dear White People. If you came to my novella launch party at Bus Boys and Poets, you may remember me giving a short list of great projects and creators that took as long (if not, longer) than it’s taking the Universe to get my OM&M project to the world. Justin Simien’s Dear White People was one of the examples I used. It took him several years to get his project made, but when it happened, it was so perfect.If you’ve ever had a private conversation with me, you’ve heard me say that DWP is one of the most unrated shows on TV and the best show among those targeting the millennial Black audience (at least, it’s my favorite one). Anyway, back on July 17, Justin Simien put three projects on his Culture Machine IG, giving them a shoutout, and honestly, I took it as somewhat of an endorsement. OM&M was one of them. So shout out to Justin Simien for the public acknowledgement. I’m especially grateful to people who do things that they really don’t have to do. This probably relatively small act to him means the world to me, so go watch DWP on Netflix if you haven’t already, and look out for Bad Hair the film coming soon on Hulu.If you haven’t yet, go back and catchup with the story starting with episode 1.1 to get the full experience. If you’re pressed for time, we have recap episodes that’ll get you caught up on everything. Not the full experience but at least you’ll be caught up.Don’t forget episode two novella is available at ofmusicandmen.comMusicPillow by Mona WonderlickSubscribe on Soundcloud
Of Music and Men is a story, so it's best to start listening at episode one. This is a recap episode for episode two during our brief hiatus.This is part two of the recap episode for the series of podcast episodes that make up Nothing But a Number. So, in case you forgot, episode two is called Nothing but a number--that is, the collection of seven episodes of the podcast that make up episode two. You know how this works. Here, I’ll give you the recap of the story--without the cold openings--so you can get a full sense of where things will be when we pick back up.In When do you start, which is episode 2.4, Kenya has to nurse a sick Lucas while trying to get him to actually take an active part in something important for his own career, and Tk, still thinking about the possibility of being an old rapping-teacher, tries to quit her job but is denied by the principle.In The Great Compromise, Kenya goes out with the older guy to a Balkin Beat Box concert and later realizes that she’s actually more of kid than she realized. J goes to a college party and finds herself in a compromising situation with her young friend.In Of Age yet? The party J’s at gets crashed by the police and her age save her from further embarrassment, Kenya helps Lucas get better but refuses to do anything more for this grown child, and Ty gets a surprise of her own when she finds out who her secret admirer is.Kenya realizes that she’s still in the process of becoming a grownup as she makes a decision about her retaining wall, Tk realizes that she has to go all in with music or she’ll regret it, and Kenya finally meets her father’s new love interest--someone much younger.You can find links to all of the artists featured here in your show notes. I actually recommend going back and listening to the full episodes of the podcast which includes the cold open segment. They give you a timely, sometimes even philosophical viewpoint to help introduce the theme of the episode.Lastly, don’t forget to go to ofmusicandmen.com to get your copy of episode two, nothing but a number, for any amount that you want to give.NarrationEpisode narrated by Kayona Ebony BrownEpisodeWritten, recorded, and produced by Kayona Ebony Brown at Siingle Studios in Washington, DCMUSIC LISTED IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE IN THE EPISODEAll music for this episode provided by Filmstro - arranged for this episode by KayonaKIDS by @MonaWonderlickMona Wonderlick on Spotify: bit.ly/spotify-mona-wonderlickMona Wonderlick on Apple Music: bit.ly/applemusic-monawonderlickI'm Up In The Clouds by Le GangLe Gang - "Lo-Fi Beats & Chill" (Album) out on Spotify & Apple Music.Le Gang on SoundCloud: @thisislegangLe Gang on Spotify: spoti.fi/2Nqx1E1Le Gang on Apple Music: apple.co/2tCxx8MLe Gang on YouTube: bit.ly/2Th5V7EChillin in the 70s by Studio MonkeyGet The Balkan Party Started by @SoundrollThings by @LiQWYD & @thisisLeGang :Music by LiQWYD & Le Gang - Free download: bit.ly/things-free-downloadINSTAGRAM: Music by @LiQWYD & @thisislegangBalkan Partizoni By @SoundrollStrange by Aden @musicbyadenQuirky Latin by Pink ZebraEscape by @NiwelReveal by IksonStream/buy Ikson music:- Spotify: goo.gl/GSvyMN- Soundcloud: @ikson- iTunes: itunes.apple.com/se/artist/ikson/id533041587Zdarmania by @NiwelWasted Years by @InossiRelax, man by Le GangLe Gang on SoundCloud: @thisislegangLe Gang on Spotify: spoti.fi/2Nqx1E1Le Gang on Apple Music: apple.co/2tCxx8MLe Gang on YouTube: bit.ly/2Th5V7ESunflower by @SoybmusicTrack: Sunflower — Soyb [Audio Library Release]Music provided by Audio Library PlusWatch: youtu.be/dG1U3NuR9PkFree Download / Stream: alplus.io/sunflowerBisiesto by HiracutchHidden Trails by Broke in SummerUndone by Mona Wonderlick- YouTube: bit.ly/youtube-monawonderlick- Soundcloud: bit.ly/soundcloud-monawonderlick- Instagram: bit.ly/instagram-monawonderlick- Facebook: bit.ly/facebook-mona-wonderlickLook To The Future by Mike Leite @mikeleiteYouTube: goo.gl/7vyqYGFacebook: goo.gl/tuZdv9Soundcloud: goo.gl/x2f58E
Of Music and Men is a story, so it's best to start listening at episode one. This is a recap episode for episode two during our brief hiatus.So, I’m going to give you a two-part recap of episode two before we get into episode three since it’s been a while. So, in case you forgot, episode two is called, Nothing but a number--that is, the collection of seven episodes of the podcast that make up episode two. You know how this works. Here, I’ll give you the recap of the story--without the cold openings--so you can get a full sense of where things will be when we pick back up.So this first part is called, No Time for Biding, where Kenya tries to get Tk a performance at the Kennedy Center. She does, although it’s not as easy as she might think it should be, but the high from that performance is diluted when Tk meets a Boomer who also has aspirations of being a rapper.Where to draw the timeline?Kenya later meets up with J and Ty, and the get on the topic of age because J is seeing this dude who’s like 20, and although that’s only 8 years younger than her, Ty feels like it’s inappropriate. This conversation makes Kenya reveal her true feelings about her father’s new love interest who is closer to her age than his. She’s uncomfortable but she can’t explain why.Men of a certain ageLater on that day, Kenya agrees (although somewhat reluctantly) to go out with an older guy, and when she chats with Stax about it, a male friend and fellow millennial, she realizes that maybe she should be more open to older men because, considering the ones her age, this might be the reason why she’s still single.Ty has a secret admirer who she thinks is the father of one of her patients.Since it’d be too long to put it all here, next week, I’ll give you part two of the recap next week. You can find links to all of the artists featured here in your show notes. I actually recommend going back and listening to the full episodes of the podcast which includes the cold open segment. They give you a timely, sometimes even philosophical viewpoint to help introduce the theme of the episode.Lastly, don’t forget to go to ofmusicandmen.com to get you copy of episode two, nothing but a number, for any amount that you want to give.For full credits and sources on this episode, go to:https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode2-1-no-time-for-bidinghttp://ofmusicandmen.com/episode2-2-where-timelinehttps://ofmusicandmen.com/episode2-3-men-certain-ageCREDITSNarrationEpisode narrated by Kayona Ebony BrownEpisodeWritten, recorded, and produced by Kayona Ebony Brown at Siingle Studios in Washington, DCMUSIC LISTED IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE IN THE EPISODEAll music for this episode provided by Filmstro - arranged for this episode by KayonaCome On, Let’s Go by Le GangLe Gang on SoundCloud: @thisislegangLe Gang on Spotify: spoti.fi/2Nqx1E1Le Gang on Apple Music: apple.co/2tCxx8MLe Gang on YouTube: bit.ly/2Th5V7EPillow by Mona WonderlickFree download: bit.ly/pillow-download- YouTube: bit.ly/youtube-monawonderlick- Soundcloud: bit.ly/soundcloud-mona-wonderlick- Instagram: bit.ly/instagram-monawonderlickA Magical Journey Through Space by Leonell CassioSad Circus x Unminus (Free download)Music for the Word of the episode:Soar by Scott Buckley
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Location
Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States of America
Episode Count
36
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
21 hours, 20 minutes
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