‘Coast to Coast we’re here, and we’re representing Tom Joyner Foundation. We bout to jump right in…’
By now you’ve heard the opening line to our new podcast, HBCUbiquity. What you may not have know is that the writer and voice behind those lyrics come from an HBCU alum.
DēP -pronounced “Deep”- is a triple threat talent (singer-songwriter/actor/model) from Houston, TX, based in Los Angeles. DēP has shared the stage and opened up for names like Beyonce, Kanye West, Chance The Rapper, Brandy, The Samples, Jill Scott and more.
Prior to the launch of the podcast, DēP had no idea that his song was chosen to the theme song for HBCUbiquity podcast. Several of the country’s top singers and songwriters had been contacted by the song’s producer, Jason Martin, in effort to provide a variety of samples for the podcast.
“I basically tried to spotlight what my experiences at an HBCU were,” said DēP, “I attended Texas College in Tyler, TX and did my best to write from a place that represented the culture, bands, sports initiatives, being “woke” through current events, and greek life! I pledged Kappa Alpha Psi there. I kept that same energy and I think they can feel it. It wasn’t about me, it was about the goal of the podcast.”
The song and podcast focus on these key principles: HBCU Life, African American issues and perspectives on a wide range of topics and promoting people to choose HBCU’s as the higher learning option. After all, the Tom Joyner Foundation is about one thing and one thing only: keeping students enrolled in HBCUs.
Congratulations DēP on your success!
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Visit hbcubiquitypodcast.com or https://www.revolverpodcasts.com/shows/hbcubiquity/ to listen today.