About Speaker Sophia Chang…
Sophia Chang is a music business matriarch who worked with Paul Simon and managed ODB, RZA, GZA, Q Tip, A Tribe Called Quest, Raphael Saadiq, and D’Angelo.
Her record company experience includes marketing at Atlantic, A&R at Jive, running A&R Admin and Operations at Universal, and acting GM of Cinematic Music Group, the label and management company for Joey Bada$$, Pro Era, and Mick Jenkins.
In 1995, Sophia left the music business to manage her then-partners USA Shaolin Temple and have two children. During her time in fashion she produced runway shows for Vivienne Tam and the Project Runway All Stars. She was also an account executive at digital agency Sarkissian Mason. She sold a screenplay to HBO and has developed other film and TV properties.
Most recently she was VP of Business Development at MedMen. She is currently writing a memoir about her life in hip hop entitled “Raised by Wu-Tang: Baddest Bitch in the Room.”