Sophia Chang is a music business matriarch who has managed ODB (RIP), RZA, GZA, Q Tip, A Tribe Called Quest, Raphael Saadiq, and D’Angelo. Her extensive record company experience includes marketing at Atlantic, A&R at Jive, A&R Administration at UMG, GM of Razor Sharp Records, Cinematic Music Group and Pro Era Records. In 1995 Sophia left the music business to manage her then partner’s USA Shaolin Temple and have two children. She produced major runway shows for Vivienne Tam and “Project Runway All Stars,” was an account executive at a digital agency, and did business development at a cannabis company. She sold a screenplay to HBO and is executive producer on a legal procedural which was sold to CBS. She is writing a memoir and speaking publicly about her journey through the industry as the first Asian woman in hip hop.
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