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    NPR Hip-Hop Writer Rodney Carmichael & Mr. Daniel Dickey Join Us


    This week on Day 1 Radio we have two friends of the show joining us. First, the homie and fellow writer Rodney Charmichael of NPR joins us for a chat. We chop it up about his journey as a writer and what it has been like covering Hip-Hop for one of the most trusted news organizations in America. After that, our friend Mr. Daniel Dickey joins us to talk about his new single “Glad To Care For You” and what is has been like balancing his career as a brand strategist and now singer.

    1:30 Intro: Rodney talks about his first days a journalist working in Waco, Texas covering religion.
    4:45 – Rodney shares his story of how he got into music journalism full-time.
    7:00 – Rodney speaks on making the jumps from working in Atlanta at Rolling Out and Creative Loafing to going to Washington, D.C. to write for NPR.
    13:30 – The three of us talk about why Atlanta has had such a long run of dominance in rap music.
    18:00 – Rodney talks about the pros and challenges of interviewing rappers for NPR and their audience.
    21:30 – Rodney kinda sorta gives the skinny on what really goes on behind the scenes at the NPR Tiny Desk concerts.
    24:30 – Rodney reveals who his dream interview subject would be.
    27:00 – Rodney offers his perspective on Solange’s new album.
    33:00 – Cancel Culture, what exactly is it and where do journalists fit in?

    42:30 Mr. Daniel Dickey stops by to talk about his new single “Glad to Care For You” and a lot of other things you do not want to miss. Trust.

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    Branden J. Peters byline has appeared in multiple outlets including askmen.com, Playboy, Source, Complex, Vibe, Hoop, Slam, Bleacher Report and more. The former XXL Magazine Lifestyle Editor and Proday Media Editor made a name for himself as a visionary by merging the entertainment world and the lifestyle product business through creative and innovative articles. In addition to being read by hundreds of thousands of people, Peters’ work also caught the eye of several legacy brands as he’s been selected as an influencer for the NFL, Mercedes-Benz and Rockport Peters currently hosts Day 1 Radio, a weekly podcast that has featured several notable guests from including Jermaine Dupri, Killer Mike, Dick Gregory and more. The Clark Atlanta University graduate has also appeared as a guest on NPR, First We Feast, CNBC, MTV, BET, Spike TV and YES Network. Follow all of Peters’ current endeavors via social media @brandenlsk.