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Meet Gilles—that’s pronounced JEELS—a bona fide rapping lawyer. Having had a passion for rap since early childhood, Gilles had hoped to pursue music professionally later in life. But even he couldn’t have imagined he’d be 4 albums in and would’ve worked with some incredible musicians in the industry.

Gilles attended Emory University and decided to pursue law as a profession. He got a law degree from Howard University and made a space for himself in entertainment law of all spaces. Now he roams the world as a rapping lawyer, a combination that surprises many but also benefits him in many ways.



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In this episode, Gilles shares:

His foundational relationship with music and rap

the benefits and challenges of being a rapping lawyer

why he decided to pursue law as a profession

the benefits of having a legal background in the entertainment industry while being an entertainer

how he continuously incorporated music into his life

ways he’s been able to successfully market himself and his music

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