Wu-Tang, Power & Possibility | Sophia Chang [BEST OF]
Good Life Project
Sophia Chang is a force to be reckoned with. A soft-spoken French-lit major in college and the child of Korean immigrants raised in Vancouver, when she first heard "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five everything changed. Taken by the mix of urgency, anger, and pride that was hip-hop in the 80s and 90s, Sophia rerouted her life to New York, quickly becoming a fixture in the music industry and hip-hop scene, and finding fast-family with the legendary Wu-Tang Clan.Over the years, Chang would end up not just a member of the Wu-Tang family, but also manage a number of the group's individual members, as well as other legends including A Tribe Called Quest, Raphael Saadiq, and D'Angelo. In 1995, she left the music business to train kung fu and manage a 34th Generation Shaolin monk, who would later become her partner and father of her two children, before returning to music. Now, after decades of being the force behind other amazing artists' stories, she's finally telling her own story in her breakout audiobook, The Baddest Bitch in the Room (https://amzn.to/3sQbE2S). We're so excited to share this Best Of conversation with you today.You can find Sophia at:Website : https://www.sophchang.com/Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/sophchangnyc/-------------Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE (https://sparketype.com/) and takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.If you enjoyed the show, please share it with a friend. Thank you to our super cool brand partners. If you like the show, please support them - they help make the podcast possible. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
#43 The Baddest Bitch in the Room- Ms. Sophia Chang
In this episode we follow the story of trailblazing hip hop manager Sophia Chang; the first Asian woman in hip hop. Sophia tells us how she left Canada and embarked on a journey that led her to cross paths with some of the biggest artists in the music business. Some of her notable clients include ODB, RZA, GZA and D'Angelo. Sophia shares how these relationships have impacted her life and led her down the path she's on now. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sophia Chang Interview: Ex-Manager of ODB, RZA, Q-Tip and ATCQ | Ep. 67
The Crate 808 Podcast
This week we’re joined by the first Asian woman of hip hop, Sophia Chang - author of ‘The Baddest Bitch in the Room’ and former manager of rap legends such as RZA, ODB, GZA, Q-Tip and A Tribe Called Quest (to name a few). We dive into her storied past in the music industry told through her new book, touching on… 🐝 Being raised by Wu-Tang 👐 Her journey from a Korean immigrant family into the inner-chamber of the Wu 😱 What it was like hearing that first Wu demo ✍️ How Method Man would ALWAYS be writing in the studio 📸 Being on the Cuban Linx and Ironman album cover shoots 🗻 Climbing up mountains with RZA to Shaolin Temple (23:00) 💥 Her Slept-On Wu-Tang Banger 👏 Her new mentoring venture at unlockherpotential.com (34.30) Also, our merch is out - jump on crate808.com to cop a tee or a hoody, or have a look at our Instagram shop, and help support the pod please. It all goes back into the pot for us to try make even more dope content for you. For the next mailbag episode, we’d love to hear from you guys, so email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your takes on… ◼️ Slept-On Wu Tang Bangers AND Slept-On Preemo Bangers ◼️ Which 90s rapper would you have crash on your couch for the weekend? And which one would you HATE?! ◼️ Where’s the weirdest place you’ve met a rapper? ◼️ The most ludicrous lyrics you’ve ever heard? ◼️ Who are the most overrated/underrated rap artists and groups in the 90s? ◼️ Least hip hop things you’ve done in the last 24 hours? ◼️ And if you want more in-depth reviews or have any general thoughts on our selections, hit us up! Catch all our Spotify playlists here: Crate 808 Bangers Playlist https://spoti.fi/2EojufP Slept-On Wu-Tang Bangers Playlist https://spoti.fi/32QtAQG Sample Corner Playlist https://spoti.fi/3eYfhMd Twitter: https://twitter.com/crate808 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crate_808 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crate808 Website: https://www.crate808.com
This is the one hundred and first episode of the Average to Savage podcast featuring artist Sophia Chang. Paul Guarino talked with Sophia Chang discussing her journey as an artist, what her breakthrough project was, and working on Topps Project 2020.Follow Sophia Changhttps://www.instagram.com/esymai/Podcast interview with Sophia Chang was originally recorded July 13, 2020
Jimi speaks with Sophia Chang— an illustrator and creative entrepreneur bridging the gaps between streetwear, art and design. Born and raised in Queens, NY but now based in Los Angeles, Sophia has worked with a huge roster of clientele including Samsung, Nike, Apple and the NBA. She is co-founder of the health and wellness focused creative platforms UNDO-Ordinary & UNDO-Labs as well as CommonAce, a new venture described as a one-stop shop for women’s sneakers. She shares with Jimi the secrets of what keeps her firing on all cylinders as they discuss topics such as sleep science, listening to your body, authenticity on social media, learning from our pets, gender equality in sneaker culture and email etiquette. Sophia’s Instagram - @esymai Jimi’s Instagram - @jimi.zendrix Follow Secret Walls on Instagram - @secretwalls
Episode #36 - "Hobby History, Hockey, and MJ with Jeremy of Sports Cards Live + Sophia Chang on Art, Cards, & More"
House of Jordans - Sports Card Podcast
In this episode: (1) Chris talks with Jeremy Lee of Sports Cards Live about his fascinating history in the hobby, hockey collecting, and his MJ PC (1:54) and (2) Kristina interviews Topps Project 2020 star Sophia Chang (1:07:09).
Sophia Chang is a modern day "Boss Lady", a dynamo that knows what she wants & needs to do to get it done, she has that "NYC Hustle" & will not be outworked, that attitude has led to great success & incredible art.Hear her story here! Check out Mike Sommer's intensive Topps Project 2020 Informative tracker at: https://waxpackhero.com/blog/topps-project-2020?format=amp&__twitter_impression=true--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sportscardnation/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sportscardnation/support
Queens based artist Sophia Chang joins the Baseball Happenings Podcast to discuss her work on Topps Project 2020. In the interview, she explains what inspired her debut 1992 Bowman Mariano Rivera design, her foray into the baseball card collecting world, and how she's putting a Queens touch on the new cards.- Website - www.esymai.com- Instagram - @esymai
Randy, Bobby, and Derek join forces for Episode 6 of the Views From 314ft Podcast. We're joined by artist and pop culture influencer Sophia Chang. Sophia was commissioned along with nineteen other artists and influencers to reimagine twenty iconic Topps baseball cards. Sophia's first card to release is the 1992 Mariano Rivera card. We discuss how Sophia became a part of the Topps 2020 project, the process behind the design and the importance of MLB intersecting with pop culture. Following our great conversation with Sophia, we discuss the potential MLB plans for starting the regular season in Arizona. We then jump into another plan for the season to take place in both Florida and Arizona. We end the show talking about MLB in...Japan?We are adhering to the shelter in place guidelines of New York State and recording remotely. We will be doing so for as long as the “shelter in place” order remains. We’re talking on Skype so we apologize in advance for any sound quality issues.The podcast is now available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify so please subscribe, drop a five-star rating and spread the word. We hope this gives you some distraction from all the craziness in the world right now. Here are the episode notes:[Introduction] We say hello to the blog brothers and meet Sophia Chang[6:05] Arriving at Mariano Rivera as the choice for her first card.[8:00] Exploring how storytelling influences Sophia's specific visual approach.[16:30] The intersectionality between pop culture, street culture and baseball.[19:45] What went into the choice of choosing the Mariano quote featured on the card.[21:00] The interesting dynamic of a vibrant and energetic baseball card to represent an era in Yankees baseball not known for their personality.[25:00] Discussing Sophia's Jackie Robinson card.[26:56] What generations of baseball fans have given the most feedback on Sophia's cards.[29:30] Does baseball need to establish more partnerships with pop culture?[38:59] We discuss MLB's potential plan of holding the regular season in Arizona with the players under quarantine.[50:23] Bob Nightengale suggested another regular season plan. This one calls for realignment according to team spring training site locations. We discuss the potential of this one sticking.[57:10] Japan???Again, we apologize for any sound quality issues. We’re making the most of a tough situation as all of you are. Please don’t forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify and spread the word.We hope you and your families remain safe and healthy. See you again next week. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.