You have incredible creative talent. You have a deep love of hip hop. You want to make a difference in people’s lives. Can you combine all three into a successful and meaningful career? On this week’s Protege Podcast, our Guest Mentor is Toni Blackman, a hip hop and spoken word artist, U.S. State Department Hip Hop Ambassador, Echoing Green Fellow, and founder of Freestyle Union. Continuing our series “What It Takes” profiling dynamic professionals, our conversation with Toni provides some raw truth about believing in yourself, trusting your creative instincts, and shrewdly managing your business affairs. One more thing: did I mention that Toni freestyles on the podcast? A two part episode to start your week inspired!