The Births & Goals of Yo! That Slaps!Thinking about music 24/7.
Hi! I’m Mo Indigo
Founder and Curator of Yo! That Slaps
My name is Moriayo but I have a variety of nicknames. I’m a 22-year-old Southern California native with Filipino-Nigerian roots.
In terms of higher education, I am a Senior pursuing a double Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and African American Studies at California State University, Fullerton and will be graduating in Spring 2019. My life aspirations include owning a mass media enterprise and pursuing philanthropy related to music education and higher learning.
When I’m not blogging, I am consumed by social justice, fitness, interior design, youth emporwerment and traveling. If I’m not writing here, find me on Ashley Outrageous contributing dope finds.
The Birth and Mission of Yo! That Slaps!
Yo! That Slaps was an assignment turned into a passion. In September 2014, I was assigned to curate a blog of interest. At that time, I fell in love with concerts, but prior to that, I was an avid music blog reader. After countless visits to various outlets, I felt that artists deserved better coverage for their work. Many posts I saw consisted of two forms of coverage: simply “Hey! listen to this song because..” or a lazy copy+paste of a coincidental press release with no personal insight.
On September 5th, 2014, after three hours of pondering, browsing Twitter while sipping Starbucks, Yo! That Slaps was founded with the purpose of offering insightful reads on independent artists while highlighting my concert and festival experiences. I want to help independent labels get their names out, shine light on upcoming industry talent and creatives while simply broadening readers’ horizons.
Since then, I learned my opinion has value and this blog would attract readers from around the world. At the end of the day, I’m just a 22-year-old with a passion for deep thinking, pop culture and who wants to create a lasting legacy everywhere I go.
My resume can be found here. If you are interested in connecting, fill out the contact form below. I hope you enjoy the music featured here.
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