Melanie Fiona & Tinchy Stryder Talk Jay-Z, Roc Nation, Steve Rifkind & The Industry | SoulCulture.TV

In part two of our exclusive conversation piece with Melanie Fiona and Tinchy Stryder, the UK emcee explains how his recently confirmed TakeOver Roc Nation joint venture came about and his plans to sign UK talent to the label [Stryder will continue to release his own music through Island], whilst Melanie clarifies the Roc’s input in her career as co-management alongside SRC (label) and her production company, Title 9 Productions.

The pair also explore the importance of having people you can trust in the industry sticking behind you on your team, and Melanie specifically discusses SRC Records CEO  Steve Rifkind‘s impact on her career.

As Melanie works on her sophomore LP The MF Life and Tinchy approaches his aptly titled Third Strike album, they discuss solidifying your position in music after the initial debut buzz, the biggest lessons they’ve learned in the industry – with Melanie sharing some good advice she got from Brandy.

Photography by Neil Raja for SoulCulture.

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