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A Forbidden Conversation with Zuby
The latest guest on the FORBIDDEN CONVERSATIONS podcast series is none other than Zuby, an independent rapper, author, podcast host, public speaker and creative entrepreneur. Born in England and raised in Saudi Arabia, Zuby is a graduate of Oxford University.
On this episode we discuss his roots going from selling CDs on the street to building up a loyal following of over 1.7 million on social media. We also talk about a high profile incident that had him caught in the middle of guns blazing—literally—and an attempt at politicizing and unfortunate situation. We dive into a changing political landscape, Zuby’s evolution from musician to commentator, his outspokenness, why we’re so divided and what makes engagement more productive, the role of community, and much more.
Zuby has sold tens of thousands of albums independently, performed in 8 countries, and gained 25 million+ online video views. His podcast 'Real Talk with Zuby' has surpassed 5 million downloads and reaches thousands of listeners every week.
He has been featured on The Joe Rogan Experience, BBC, Fox News, Sky News, The Adam Carolla Show, The Rubin Report, The Candace Owens Show and The Ben Shapiro Show, amongst others.
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