By Samuel Patrick
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Peace – My name is Samuel Patrick, founder of LFOD Life. The folks at BCN invited me to pen this introduction and I’m grateful for the opportunity to connect with y'all.
I started LFOD Radio after witnessing a scene overflowing with talent, but lacking the infrastructure it deserved. We began with the music and then came the interviews, cyphers, live shows, apparel, the State of New England Hip-Hop Panel, The Shift Beat Tapes... One day we even recorded 24 songs in 24 hours with 24 artists.
Simply put, there’s been a lot going on over here. However, the question remains the same: How do we introduce fans to artists in a meaningful way? Our answer begins with two new series designed to boost independent voices: Outside the Algorithm & STAMPED. We also began publishing a newsletter, and by the time you read this you’ll be able to log on to www.LFOD.life for exclusive interviews, live streams, and to vote on where we’re going next. Literally – we built a mobile studio to connect with artists across the country. I’m in LA now, with a drive east planned for late February. If there’s someone you want to hear from along the way, let us know!
This journey has been a team effort & we wouldn’t be anywhere without the people. Whether you tagged someone in a post, joined us in-studio with your voice/camera, or if you’re sharing your art with the world, you’re the reason we exist. These days you’re likely to see myself and KikiDotD in front of the camera and we’ve got Ishana, Lindsey, Thomas, and our members supporting us behind the scenes.
Now that you know who we are, we’d love to get to know you too. Catch us on the new site or @LFODLife… We’re here for the convo!
*Originally published in-print in Boston Compass Newspaper #143 February 2022