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conversations with artists who hustle:

hus·tle | (verb) 

“to have the confidence, self-belief, and self-determination to go out there and work it out until you find the opportunities you want in life”

-Urban Dictionary 

Mar 10, 2019

This weeks #HustlingArtist Episode presents Camille Moten, freelance dance artist from central New Jersey. Camille shares her thoughts on the dance industry, including her personal  investigation of the African American diaspora within the context of Western art, as well as the the economy and the daily grind of...


Feb 10, 2019

Join #hustlinartist Rob Opitz and Mesia Austin in a discussion about Education, Commercial Artistry, establishing networks and much more! Rob Optitz, freelance trumpet player who is somewhat of a chameleon. Not only is he a commercial artist, he is also an Artist-in-residence at Kennesaw State University where he...


Jan 30, 2019

Join this week’s #hustlinartist Marcus Hawkins, founder of “Marcus Hawkins Media”. Not only does this artist own a successful media business in Atlanta, Ga, but is also an educator, composer, freelance percussionist, hiphop artist and more. Check out his podcast! Like and Subscribe. marcushawkinsmedia.com


Jan 15, 2019

Join January Fonseca-Sabune, barbershop owner of January’s in Montclair, NJ, in a conversation about the artistry of barbering and the support for women in the barbering community. January has competed and placed in major barbering competitions such as the Barber Expo, Jersey Shore Hair Battle, and The Concrete Jungle...


Jan 1, 2019

Host Mesia Austin is Kicking off 2019 with #HustlingArtist, Raphael Torn.  In a discussion about the business of freelancing and respecting cultural norms while studying specific musical traditions.