In this episode, Mindy Abovitz Monk talks with her friend and role model Andre Torres about his transition from record collecting to re-discovering, and the creation of Wax Poetics magazine and where he is now at head of Urban Legends at Universal Music. Then, Valerie Scroggins of the legendary South Bronx band ESG and her daughter Chistelle join Mindy to talk about passion, sampling, and the power of music and family.

Special thanks to The Secret Drum Band for this episode’s tunes.

It’s just amazing to see this multitude of voices and the way that young artists are able to express themselves.
— Andre Torres
Christelle and Valerie

Christelle and Valerie

Right now, I would tell anyone to start with your heart. I don’t care who you are, just do it.
— Valerie Scroggins