Episode 1

Episode 3.1: Don't Hate the Player

Kenya realizes that there are some important parallels between the music industry and sports, and as she’s trying to figure out her next play to run with Tk’s career and pending album release, she pays a visit to her mentor, a former industry exec who shows her that there’s more than one way to be a player.

This is a story--Of Music and Men--so it's best to start at Episode One: https://soundcloud.com/omampodcast/ep-1-blueprint

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Episode narrated by Kayona Ebony Brown

Written, recorded, and produced by Kayona Ebony Brown at Siingle Studios in Washington, DC


Most music in this episode is provided by Filmstro

End song: Weightless by LiQWYD
Music by @LiQWYD

Word music
Hiraeth by @ScottBuckley

Edited with Adobe Creative Cloud

To have your music considered for placement in the show, send us a link where it can be streamed and downloaded. Soundcloud and Bandcamp are two great sites to do so. Go to ofmusicandmen.com to submit your music.

About the Podcast

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Of Music and Men
Of Music and Men is an episodic story presented in podcast format that takes you into the lives of a diverse ensemble of interconnected millennials navigating perhaps the country's most colorful dating scene, while delving into the life of Kenya...

About your host

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Kayona Ebony Brown

Hailing from our nation’s capital, Kayona Ebony Brown is a multi-hyphenate storyteller who grew up in a home that nurtured her eccentricities and unexpected interests of a girl. Thus, she gives fuel to female-driven vehicles, emphasizing existential undertones, putting unusual or unpredictable women at the wheel.

Using drama to bake fresh narratives, her stories are always flavored with other genres—fantasy, sports, music—which gives her work with both TV and feature scripts a common thread: she makes female leads of color just as acceptably flawed and admirably defective as the straight white men we always find a way to love.

Rejecting the presumed path of a Washingtonian (government work) in favor of art, Kayona is the recipient of multiple awards for her writing and filmmaking, as she continues to build her career independently.