October 7, 2022

Meet The Member: Grind House Recordings

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Interviewee: Edwin Cabrera (he/him)

In your words… Tell us about your organization, business, initiative.
Grind House Recordings is a media company that supports local Hip Hop music and works to promote independent artists.

Tell us a bit about you and why you do what you do? Share your passions for your business, initiative, organization.
I’m Edwin Cabrera, co-founder of Grind House Recordings. I’m also a filmmaker, teacher, and Chairperson for the Lynn Hip Hop Wall of Fame. My passions lie in building up the community and creatives around me so that we unify and become stronger together.

What role do you think your business plays in supporting a more creative community? OR your community in general. (Bonus! Why do you think a more creative community is important?)
Through Grind House Recordings, we have provided opportunities for BIPOC artists to showcase their talent through events we have put together but also lean into learning more about them and their unique stories through The Grind House Podcast

What was the last book you read OR What was the last video you watched that made an impact on you?
Judas and the Black Messiah

What’s the one thing people would be surprised to learn about you our your business?
How much we get done with a small team and big dreams.

What is Creative Collective?

Creative Collective is a group of economic development strategists, small business supporters, activation specialists, and believers in the importance of the creative workforce. We foster growth, sustainability, and scalability for small businesses, creative thinkers, organizations, entrepreneurs, and innovators. Learn more and join Creative Collective at www.creativecollectivema.com/join

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Grind House Recordings

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Boston Independent Label. Grind House was founded by Chris Martin (Critta) and Edwin Cabrera. The idea was to create a business where we could put our areas of expertise together as past marketing/label person and filmmaker. After Chris Martin spent years working at an independent label, he chose to pursue a career in graphic design. This would allow us to