Issue #137 – Digital Cover Papoose - Live Session Interview

Published on June 20th, 2023 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Papoose Live Session Interview: ‘Listen to Black Men’ Television Series

In this Live Session interview, rapper, television personality, and music executive Papoose joins me to talk about his involvement in the important new iOne Digital Series “Listen to Black Men,” adding the Black male perspective to the greater conversation, mental health, his reflections on growing into adulthood, his new role as head of Hip Hop at TuneCore, and more. In his new role, Papoose is well-positioned to weigh in from a multitude of angles based on life experience, and growth, providing valuable leadership and mentoring independent artists, balancing business and family thus a very valuable contributor to the conversation. He’s a verified thought leader relating to remaining independent as a creative.

Listen to Black Men

The series

“Listen to Black Men” is a powerful and insightful series highlighting the experiences of today’s most influential Black men in America. Through candid conversations, the show explores the challenges, triumphs, and complexities of being a Black man today. This is an important series and we look forward to the announcement that it’s been picked up on a national scale!!!

Papoose on getting the call to join the high-level cast

As one of the featured guests on “Listen to Black Men,” Papoose shares his personal experiences and insights into the challenges facing Black men in America. Through his inspiring words, he hopes to empower and uplift the Black community. He says he was honored and ready to step up for this impactful and important series by iOne Digital, a trusted name in the industry.

Papoose on his new role: Head of Hip Hop at TuneCore

“I’m excited to take on this new role at TuneCore and continue to support independent artists and musicians. Hip hop is a powerful force for change, and I’m honored to be part of a global brand that recognizes its impact.” – Papoose

About TuneCore

TuneCore is a leading digital music distribution service that helps independent artists and musicians get their music heard around the world. With a user-friendly platform and a global network of partners, TuneCore provides a powerful platform for artists to share their music with fans and grow their careers.

Check out my full Live Session interview with Papoose about the series and more below!

More About Papoose

Papoose is a rapper, television personality, and music executive known for his clever rhymes and engaging personality. He has released multiple albums and mixtapes and has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the Hip Hop industry. With his unique voice and perspective, Papoose has become a powerful force in the world of music and entertainment.

Closing Out

Papoose encourages everyone to tune in to “Listen to Black Men” and to stay engaged with social justice issues facing the Black community. He looks forward to continuing to make great music and empowering those around him.

Papoose - Listen to Black Men Live Session Interview

Listen to Black Men’ is a new 7-episode series featuring father, rapper, and actor, Dave East, hip-hop legend Jim Jones, comedian, writer, and actor Tyler Chronicles, and rapper Papoose. Hosted by Media Personality and Hip Hop Commentator Mouse Jones, the series jumps straight into cultural topics and discussions the world rarely has a chance to witness amongst Black men including Fatherhood, parenting, mental health, relationships, and interracial dating.


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About the Author

Journalist, Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, and Media Consultant. Ph.D. and retired military. Member of ForbesBLK, the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, and the United States Press Agency. Partner at THM Media Group. Connect with Jerry across social media @jerrydoby_

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