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Do you like love stories? Do you like hip-hop? Do you like poetry and spoken word? Have you ever worked with your spouse? Have you ever wanted to move out of the friend-zone and into dating? Have you ever wanted to learn how to drop a mic?
If you answered “YES” to any of the above, then you’ll want to tune in to my interview with this creative, collaborating couple. Now I introduce to you Amena and Matt.
Or as I like to call him, “Opdiggity, No Doubt.”
00:00 – Who are Matt and Amena Brown? And dropping microphones
02:57 – Matt and Amena’s love story
04:40 – Dr. Henry Cloud’s dating program (and how it ended)
07:50 – Running off to Vegas and getting married by Elvis
09:49 – “You’re a jewel of a man.”
12:29 – The turning point in their relationships
14:55 – Two questions Amena asked Matt
17:50 – Why Matt felt comfortable being vulnerable
19:10 – Amena called Matt. Matt asked Amena, “Why are you single?”
21:10 – Being open and honest vs. being an attack dog
22:40 – The lightbulb finally goes off for Matt
25:26 – Going exclusive?! And getting dating advice from middle schoolers
28:25 – The different spheres of dating
29:45 – Going from individual artists to collaborating
30:40 – Matt’s art + Amena’s art = ?????
32:15 – The five facets of hip hop + NSYNC beatboxing special
34:13 – How to deal with two different creative styles?
37:56 – Finding the right vocabulary in disagreement
38:47 – Entering into each other’s space + digging into messiness
41:27 – When is their next EP coming out? Why is Atlanta great?
42:22 – Outkast: the soundtrack to their 20’s
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