We had the good fortune of connecting with Samiyah Hall (Sami Social) & Jalen Chandler (Jay Soull) and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Sami & Jay, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk taking has been the ultimate description of our business. We started on a dollar and a dream. We had a goal and vision and went for it. The risk wasn’t something that scared us but pushed us to go harder in our aspirations.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
We wanted to create a platform for the black artist and creatives to have a space to be their authentic selves. Black art is often used and appropriated. We wanted creatives to have showcases and events to network with one another.

It was not easy doing this we were so young and learning the industry while being in the center of it. It was often overwhelming but people accepted and wanted to join our vision it helped us a lot!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We love support black owned business so the day would be filled in Compton and Inglewood. We would take you to The district, Sip & Sounder coffee shop or Hilltop. We would top the night off with going to Fundiggity funnel cakes and head to the beach

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Our journey is really accredited to the community. When we started we were at every event from Compton all the way to Hollywood. People noticed and we gained the trust of artist and communities all over LA

Also our backbone for support has been our parents and mentors

Instagram: @inthemiddle_ent

Twitter: @officialmiddle_

Other: Our personal IG @samiisocial @jay.soull

Image Credits
2nd photo Zachary Bxllion 3rd photo MilkIt Media

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