EP35: Free (Song Review) w/ my album art designer, Luna

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In the 8th and final episode of the “Created Noble Series” of Elevated Conversations (episode 35, overall), I bring on the incredible album art designer! His name is Brian Luna (most commonly referred to as “Luna”), and he is an amazing artist and human being! In this episode, we highlight track 8 of the Created […]

EP34: Ms. Carry (Song Review) w/ my therapist, Katrin Modabber

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In episode 7 of the “Created Noble Series” of Elevated Conversations (episode 34, overall). I bring on a very special guest: my marriage counselor! Also a dear friend of mine, Katrin Modabber, was incredibly helpful to my wife Mallory and me in the early years of our marriage. Katrin was also invaluable in assisting my […]

EP33: S.O.S (Song Review) w/ featured artist, Ayana

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In episode 6 of the “Created Noble Series” of Elevated Conversations (episode 33, overall), I bring on the amazingly talented singer, Ayana, to discuss our soul-stirring collaboration, “S.O.S”, the 6th track of the Created Noble album. “S.O.S”  is a song about humanity wandering in darkness searching for light. Ayana and I dive into this concept, as well as discuss […]

EP32: New World (Song Review) w/ my recording engineer, Tom Whiting

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In episode 5 of the “Created Noble Series” of Elevated Conversations (episode 32, overall), we explore “New World, the 5th track of my new album, “Created Noble”. In this interview, we bring on another VERY IMPORTANT contributor to the “Created Noble” album: the recording engineer! Tom Whiting, the founder and owner of TallCat studios here in Phoenix, Arizona, is the […]

EP31: Created Noble (Song Review) w/ my son, Noble

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Episode 4 of the “Created Noble Series” of Elevated Conversations (episode 31, overall), is one for the history books! I interviewed my 4 year old son, Noble! Being a father to Noble, my first born son, was the primary inspiration behind the Created Noble album, so I really wanted to try to bring him on […]

EP30: Strive. Work. Pray. (Song Review) w/ mixing engineer, Leksai

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In episode 3 of the “Created Noble Series” of Elevated Conversations (episode 30, overall), we explore “Strive. Work. Pray.”, the 3rd track of my new album, “Created Noble”. In this interview, we bring on a SUPER IMPORTANT contributor to the “Created Noble” album: the mixing engineer! Leksai, or BeatzbyLeksai, is an incredible mixing engineer, beat producer, drummer, and musician! More […]

EP29: NBA (Song Review) w/ my dad, Richard Jeffers

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In episode 2 of the “Created Noble Series” of Elevated Conversations (episode 29, overall), we take a dive into “NBA”, the 2nd track of my new album, “Created Noble”. In this interview, we bring on a very special guest, my dad! (aka Richard Jeffers).  “NBA” is a spiritual hype track about living a life of nobility, explored through the metaphor […]

EP28: You Are (Song Review) w/ my wife, Mallory Quigg

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In episode 1 of the “Created Noble Series” of Elevated Conversations (episode 28, overall), we take a dive into “You Are”, the opening track of my new album, “Created Noble”. In this interview, we bring on my favorite guest, my beloved wife, Mallory Quigg ❤️. “You Are” is a love song for my wife, my children, and God, so Mallory […]

EP27: Q&A (Music, Music, Music)

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“What’s your favorite song?” “How do you come up with the lyrics to your music?” “What’s your favorite genre?” “What got you into rapping?” In today’s episode I answer these music-related questions and more from friends and fans! I also share about my upcoming “Created Noble Album Experience” to officially launch the public released of […]

EP26: CANCEL.CULTURE.SHOCK (Album Review) w/ jeph.ilosopher

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In Episode 26 of Elevated Conversations I had the pleasure of interviewing Baha’i-inspired hip hop artist jeph.ilosopher about his latest album “CANCEL.CULTURE.SHOCK”. I have followed jeph.ilosopher’s music for several years, but we only recently connected personally, and this interview was actually our first face-to-face conversation (albeit digitally)! We explored his journey as a Baha’i, his […]

P25: Teaching During a Pandemic (w/ Ivan Enriquez)

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In Episode 25 of Elevated Conversations, I reflect on my experience teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic with my dear friend, and fellow teacher, Ivan Enriquez. Ivan and I taught middle school this past school year at ACCLAIM Academy, a charter school in West Phoenix. Ivan was the social studies teacher, while I taught writing. We […]

EP24: As One Become (Song Review) w/ Roman Orona, Ahdi, Diversoul, and Yechan

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Episode 24 of Elevated Conversations is a special one! The Baha’i-inspired artists collective “FRMWRK” recently released its debut music project, featuring 4 amazing songs! In this interview, we have the whole crew from the song “As One Become” share the story behind the song, break down the creative process, and lots of other elevated reflections! […]

EP23: Feel the “Vibe” (Song Review) w/ Gruffy

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In episode 23, I interview up-and-coming rapper, Gruffy, about our new song “Vibe”. Vibe is a chill and uplifting hip hop track focused on story telling and positivity. In the interview, Gruffy (aka Noah Salomon) and I discuss the story behind the song, how we met, Gruffy’s journey and aspirations as an artist and vegan, […]

The Story Behind The Song: Nothing But Love

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STORY TIME!   So back in the early 2010’s, I discovered two of my biggest passions in life: music and youth empowerment. I started a junior youth empowerment group in the Sunnyslope neighborhood, and through the program, I have met SOOO many amazing young people in my community! My dudes Will and Brian are two […]

EP22: Changing The World Through Music (w/ AWU Sing Song)

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In episode 22, I interview my dear friend and musical collaborator, AWU Sing Song.  AWU is a budding music superstar from Cameroon, Africa. But before AWU was making hit singles like “YaYaYo” and “If A Can, Can”, we collaborated on “Change The World”, a song, video, and album project created to uplift, educate, and inspire […]

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