Beats & Bytes – Share Your Tech Ideas

In Beats + Bytes by Matt Voyno


Six months ago we started incubating a new content series for the hip hop tech space called Hot In Tech.You may have seen it in Beats + Bytes before and now we need you. If you are a founder, a creator and/or a person making waves in digital culture we want to talk with you and spread your message.

My partner on this project is one of the savviest tech hip hop heads in the world, TatWza. We started to brainstorm about a collaboration this past spring and he reached out to Hot 97 about doing a show, knowing they have a very strong and growing video presence, especially through their YouTube channel. Over the past 3 months we’ve shot about 18 episodes as we continue to tinker with the format. We have been lucky enough to have friends, colleagues and tech founders we admire to come on the show. Our episodes with Young Guru, Rap Genius and Doppler Labs are three of my favorites to date.

It’s been a fun ride and now that we are getting our footing, we want to ramp it up. TatWza, Hot 97 and Nue want to go further with this. We want to really help bridge that gap between the hip hop and tech communities. We want to take this show on the road to the major conferences and festivals. TC Disrupt was pretty awesome with Carmelo Anthony choosing us over every other news outlet.

We are looking to shine a spotlight on gadgets, founders’ stories and any folks really making waves in digital culture. We’re shooting three episodes this week, including sitting down with the curator of my favorite playlist Rap Caviar on Thursday, and next week we are hosting the #1 hustler in the advertising game, Gary V.



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