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Today my guest is John Fuentes also known as Sabac Red of the legendary Hip-Hop group, Non-Phixion. Aside from an MC Sabac is a Husband, Father community activist and more. He also works with the Oakland city youth overseeing grants and programs geared towards developing positive young adults. We’ll talk a bit about how he got into social activism by building with many celebrities before the fame as well as his time working with MC Search and more. And of course a strong Q&A segment.
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1:16 – Guest Introduction
3:08 – Non-Phixion 20 plus years
5:00 – Connecting with MC Search
7:15 – Listening to unreleased Nas’ Illmatic
11:00 – Trying to battle Bud Bundy
13:55 – Where it all started: City Kids Foundation in New York
22:18 – Acting with friend Dash Mihok
23:55 – Discussions that lead to progress
26:18 – Malik Yoba encouraging Sabac as a young adult
28:11 – Overseeing federal/state funding and class curriculums in the Bay Area
30:10 – “What You Gonna Do About Hate” Music Video with Malik Yoba, Donald Fasion and more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFBoZlZ_vps
30:40 – Daily Routine
31:21 – Working with amazing people
34:14 – How Artists and Educators are similar
35:45 – Balancing Day Job, Family and Music
37:15 – Wanna-be Journalists
38:38 – New EP out 2017
39:30 – Music related streams of income
41:04 – Appreciating Travel and experiencing cultures
30:40 – Daily Routines
45:08 – Work/Life Balance: Prioritize and Respect your value
47:15 – Where did you see yourself at this point?
49:25 – Life Hacks: Results of O.C.D.
52:30 – Failure turned Success: A failed relationship is opportunity for a better relationship
54:58 – Ensuring action and execution: Planning
59:08 – Rules for collaboration and partnerships: Must align with your own vision
1:03:30 – Book, Movie or Reading suggestion: “Finding Joseph” Bad Brains Documentary: http://hrdocumentary.com, The Book: https://www.amazon.com/Finding-Joseph-Oral-History-Brains/dp/1944713018
1:05:04 – Top 3
-Don’t Text and Drive
-Must have Sleep (and a fresh pair of Jordans)
1:09:52 – Words to live by: “Sharing is daring and I dare you to continue to share.”
1:11:08 – Contact Sabac Red: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram @SabacRed. Look out for 2017 album with Snowgoons. Download Non-Phixion and Sabac Red music on iTunes.
Please visit PlatformCollection.com for other great shows on the network like the 2Mex Hologram Podcast and Hologram radio with the big homie 2Mex, Really Tho with my fam Cookbook of LA Symphony, The Crappy Awesome Podcast with my Fresh State Brothers Mr. Arash and KILLcRey, My other show Proof of Life Radio and more on the Platform Collection network.
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Music by Gangstarr – Work
Production by DJ Premier – Lyrics by Guru (R.I.P.)