You know OZY for introducing you to the the new and the next: the people, places and things that help you understand the past and vault you ahead of the curve. This weekend, hear some special moments from rising stars on The Carlos Watson Show.
First up, this nugget from transgender model and barrier-breaking covergirl, Leyna Bloom:
“There’s people in this world that are born to do certain things, and we have to really find out what that is. . . . For me it was all about listening to myself, listening to how unique and special the music in my mind is now, and how to go out in the world and use that sound to bring people together.”
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As the youngest member of Congress, Madison Cawthorn is unafraid to make news with bold and often controversial statements. But what made him so confident he would win?
“Whether it was in the Republican primary or general election, we ran our campaign in a very different style than most people do. We came up with a very unique plan, which was very similar to the movie Moneyball, in that we just kind of ran the whole thing by the numbers.”
You may already know The Lucas Brothers for their laugh-out-loud comedy, but these law school dropouts are also the geniuses behind the Oscar-nominated Judas and the Black Messiah.
“I feel like the studio system unfortunately has this sort of myopic perception of Black artists, and so they typically put us into a box, be it comedy, be it drama. If you look at the comedies that come from the studio system, they’re usually not nuanced.”
Sometimes, the best wisdom can come from names you have yet to meet. We hope you enjoyed hearing from some special rising stars on The Carlos Watson Show. Do you have your eye on a future superstar making waves that OZY needs to know about? Let us know.