Monday, March 06, 2017

The Cipher 191: Faith Newman (Podcast)

Faith Newman DJ Premier Large Pro, Nas, Q-Tip Illmatic

'Faith Newman is a longtime music executive who got her start - while still in college - at Def Jam Records in 1987, back when you could count the number of employees on one hand. But she is most remembered for her time at Columbia Records in A&R, where she discovered and signed a young rapper from Queensbridge who had all of New York City buzzing. She then played a key role in creating that artist’s debut album. That rapper - Nas - and the album—'Illmatic' - would change hip-hop forever. But that’s only part of Faith’s story...' Listen below to hear Faith  Newman's interview with Shawn Setaro.