The host of Complex’s "Everyday Struggle" steps into the spotlight with a music and culture show heavy on New York hip-hop and artist interviews.
Nadeska Alexis, longtime moderator and executive producer of Complex’s debate show Everyday Struggle, will step into the solo spotlight with a new weekly series on Beats 1. Her new show premieres on Feb. 15 and will air each Friday at 3 p.m. ET.
Speaking with Billboard about the premiere, Alexis explained that it’s “a chance to showcase a part of me that people don’t necessarily see. Everyday Struggle is an entertaining, intense place for debate, but it isn’t the easiest space for me to have a dialogue or a voice. This gives me an opportunity to be open; I have two hours to play music, interview artists who wouldn’t fit with my other work, and introduce the audience to new artists.” (Full disclosure: Alexis and I worked together for a time at Complex.)
The first episode will feature a number of New Yorkers, including A$AP Rocky, Flipp Dinero and ItsTheReal, highlighting Alexis’ kinship with the city and her interest in documenting the city’s hip-hop scene. “New York has always been a multicultural place,” she says.