He calls me his Doppelgänger. And I take that as a huge compliment. Although I’m a short Asian girl with a little voice and he’s a tall, hairy man with a fro that speaks for itself, we vibe like no other.
I met Jeremiah aka The Urban Nomad through our good friends at Luc & the Lovingtons. And he had met the Lovingtons while on his quest to seek out the most inspirational stories in the music industry, connecting audiences to the music, as well as the individuals who made it.
So, when I told Jeremiah what I was up to, what I working towards, and the big deal behind Go Hard. Superstar. we realized that we were on the same journey. And it’s nice - to connect with someone that is also involved with the music industry but from the journalism side. I’ll be honset, it gets lonely over here, with just me and my camera while the musicians are out there being superstars, having to filter who they give their time to. And there aren’t many folks out there with big visions for saving journalism through social justice and music - and be hip while doing it. It’s easy to to pass me by backstage as just another photographer trying to snap that photo of the current trending artists.
But you can’t miss Jeremiah. If you don’t say hi, you’ll at least notice he’s in the room. You’ll remember his face the next time you see it. You’ll know he’s up to something you want to be a part of. And when you find out what he’s up to, you’ll be so glad there are people out there like him. See, Jeremiah has an awesome job. He basically gets to travel the US and interview all types of creative people, from indie musicians to some of the world’s biggest stars in pop culture. And currently, he’s got Red Bull to back him. It wasn’t always that way. It wasn’t too long ago that he was producing his stories for freelance work. Remember, these are video stories that take time to shoot, edit, and produce - and at $50 a story it’s just bad economics. But he kept going because he knew eventually, someone would get it.
And now that he’s working with a big company like Red Bull, he’s learning how to balance what any employer needs - the numbers - and what the message he really wants to send - skip the bullshit and ask the real questions. And because he stuck to his guns, he’s made great connections and friendships with the musicians he’s interviewed.
Kid Cudi said in his Urban Nomad interview, “You ask real questions, you get real answers” and answered Jeremiah’s question about black rappers taking black actors’ jobs.
He asked EdIT of The Glitch Mob about being an Asian face behind the music, just to make a point that it doesn’t matter what the color of your skin is, quality music always wins.
And he cracked me up when he asked Kreayshawn if she felt she deserved the her record deal with Columbia Records after just one hit single, and how people like her use the N word.
Jeremiah is living the life. Not only does he get to meet and chop it up with some of today’s most popular influencers, but he gets to ask them whatever the hell he wants. Don’t get it twisted, he’s still a responsible journalist, he’s questions come from background knowledge and research…and it also means he’s broke.
But he’s got something brewing, something big, and some day all the work he’s been putting into his vision is going to be seen by the masses. I also heard that he got a big win recently.
Keep up with my Doppelgänger’s Urban Nomad page on Red Bull here. Stay tuned for more great stuff from and and about him here at Go Hard. Superstar. and help me welcome him to the family…whatever city he may be in.