A Latino Way Ahead Of His Time – From West Side Story To Latino Hip Hop Success
Posted by La Alemana con Alma Latina at September 3rd, 2012
A few days ago, I had the extreme pleasure to interview Tony Martinez. A Peruvian-American man with Peruvian roots who was born and raised in New York. He shared beautiful insights into
- what it means to be raised in New York as a Latino,
- how Latino Hip Hop really is,
- how he was impacted by the Puerto Rican and Cuban influences of where he was raised,
- the achievements of Latinos in the music industry,
- the feeling of unity and the focus on similarities among Latinos in New York,
- how his magazine was the first one to feature Jay Z, Eminem, Wu-Tang Clan and Mos Def,
- how he and his team were the first ones to feature Reggaeton in NY in 1996 way before it became popular,
- how to be ahead of your time,
- what individuals can do to make the necessary change that moves Latinos ahead,
- and much more.
As you can see, Tony followed his passion to success. He trusted his instincts and helped other people succeed. Thanks to this approach, he not only supported himself but also other people from his community. His approach inspires others to do the same.
What is your passion? What makes you happy when you think of it? What can you do to make it into your job or business? You do not have to become a professional dancer to follow your passion for dancing. Look at what Tony did!
How can you support your community? What are your gifts, your god-given rights that enable you to move ahead and take those you care about with you?
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