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Here is a sneak peek from a live performance of Cody Chestnutt with flautist harmonizing simultaneously! His interaction with his audience is an experience to remember. Check this out. The full length video will follow on youtube, subscribe and stay tuned!

 

Greetings!

 

As many of you know, I have been on a hiatus that lasted way longer than I would have liked. As of recently I began to share my art and media with everyone, and officially freelance as a paid artist.

I wanted to thank everyone who has been supportive and great during these times. My most recent challenge was to participate in an art show among other artists with only a few days to prep 4 pieces. This was especially hard because I am still in pain and had to make a decision to use only acrylic which dries faster, I actually ran in with wet pieces.

I wanted to share 2 particular pieces that I created by hand, that are 1 of 1 that sold this week. They were in my “Gory” themed art piece participation stash. The first means a lot to me and I started this one way before this show back in June with personal depth; The Cold Black Heart oil and acrylic on cotton canvas, JC, 2016, hand painted with brushes to depict an anatomical Black Heart pouring out black blood onto ice cubes.

 

The second created specifically for this art show in August would be;  Scream Queen, acrylic on cotton canvas, JC, 2016 hand painted with brush and sponge, this would depict a screaming female mouth standing out upon a dark abyss, blood splattering below at base of picture plane.

 

I am honored that people enjoy my art and plan to continue creating and bringing it to the masses. If anyone has any requests or inquiries feel free to email me! Mividajdm@icloud.com To follow my art please add my Instagram: Mivida_jdm_art as well as my Facebook: “Mivida Jdm”

Ciao for now!

Jackie

MividaJDM LLC

Hip Hop Retreat Week was about bringing people that are aspiring as well as established together for the culture. Many media personalities, artists, producers, dj’s, hosts, industry professionals, and curators came together for the first annual hip hop retreat week in Brooklyn which lasted 5 days but had events before during and after for those who are like minded. I had the pleasure of being a panelist as well as a moderator during HHRW 2016, and i look forward to next year and all to come!

 

This is part one of the podcast panel, where we spoke about going beyond radio/podcasts, and about the latest tastemakers.

 

Subscribe to www.youtube.com/jackiedamodel to see sneak peeks and full videos.

While I am up on an opposite sleep schedule I want to take the time to say that I enjoyed working with, learning from, and teaching others in this industry since 2003/2005. So many levels to this. I made sure to invest in myself, my skill-set, and my craftsmanship and artistry my whole life. I only respect others who know the grind, and have shed blood sweat and tears for what they believe in. I don’t congratulate lazy or self proclaimed people, never fuel that mess!. I was injured about four years ago and underwent 3 surgeries and countless procedures. Prior to that, I had other health scares and issues that required surgery or medical care. I have always worked through everything, and gone above and beyond for others as well as my own passions. Never asking for anything in return. I believe in the culture of art, music, entertainment, and film. most importantly I believe in myself. I live every day as productively as possible, so when I have an opportunity I TAKE IT. When I was bed bound for a few years and in doctors 24/7 I had to make a decision. Do I let this conquer my life? Do I let depression and anger over situations I cannot control ruin everything I worked so hard for? NO. I chose to focus on better health, and managing my pain and obligations and begin re-creating my path again. Just because I haven’t been VISUALLY SEEN doesn’t mean that I ever stopped living for my dreams and those I love.
 
If you have ever had a time where you thought the world was crushing you, and you felt cornered or wanted to give up but didn’t…I want to hear from you. I want to begin having these conversations. I need to speak to the people who need to be uplifted, or can possibly enlighten and uplift others. I want to help you share your testimonial.
 
This is my testimonial, and this is the bare minimum of everything I went through and am still going through.
 
I love everyone who loves me, and I support you!. If you have a goal, it is best to make plans to achieve it. Don’t ignore what your heart is screaming for! – Jackie also known as Mivida JDM
 
MiVida JDM LLC
Mividajdm@gmail.com

ADVICE FOR ENTREPRENEURS
Indeed you might ask, how can an entrepreneur need advice from a fellow entrepreneur?

Well I will answer; because not all of the ones out have life and or business experience.

That being said I would like to share a few thoughts that may help others that currently freelance, own a small or large business, or are in plans to do so.

First bit of advice is regarding FOUNDATION!

In order to build yourself in your field you need to have a strong foundation, much like a house. if you’re weak you will need to be strong.

Your team reflects highly of who you are. You must also have a strong team.

Together you will excel and be able to meet your business goals and satisfy the goals in your business relationships.

Second; you need to have GOALS in order to meet them right?

Think about what drives you?, what motivates you? Then think about how you can achieve everything necessary to meet the goals you set. GOOD now that you’ve done so LISTEN UP.

INVEST IN YOURSELF, AND YOUR GOALS

If you want to be a professional be a damn good one. Research your profession or craft, invest in the thing that you need.

Things I advise are but not limited to; formal training in your craft or line of business, tools required such as software programs to utilize or equipment and or instruments if your profession requires them.

For example:

If you’re an actor take classes, obtain experience on set and off set (volunteer, network, and expand your knowledge while doing so) to then pursue paid work. Purchase different wardrobe options so that you may submit for different castings (nurse, doctor, cop, fireman, lawyer, etc) It will land you more options.

Obtain as much EXPERIENCE as you can, you will then be in high demand. In ANY form of business, this is important.

That being said, expanding on that need for experience in all businesses you can establish and maintain internships or apprenticeships where eventually you can then get a job referral based on the “show and prove” method. Show your WORK ETHIC prove you’re worthy.

Once you’ve established your existence in your business community begin to think about your next steps.

How can I create a steady income?

How can I obtain the tools I need for my goals moving forward?

Who can I offer my business to and how do I do so?

ETC.

EXTRA STEPS ONCE THE BALL IS ROLLING FOR YOU:

Protect yourself.

Protect your content.

What do I mean by “protect yourself and your content” ?

Obtain all individuals needed that will protect you and your business.

Lawyers specific to your business.

Legal ownership and rights to your content, so that all are protected.

and more.

TO BE CONTINUED.

-This is a small portion of my advice to anyone who is an entrepreneur. For more details, to ask me questions, or to seek referrals for anything i mentioned, please feel free to write me a message I will reply.

Thanks for reading!

JDM aka MividaJDM

Jackiedamodel@gmail.com

I would like you guys to take a look at the short film that my team produced for a film makers challenge. We came out in the top five of 14 teams. Now we are up for an audience choice award please watch this video on YouTube and click “like” button on the YouTube video to vote for our team. The amount of likes will determine who wins for audience choice, and every minute counts!

Click here for the link :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIDMuYT6MqQ


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November is Hip Hop History Month and I had the pleasure of attending an official Zulu Nation 37th Anniversary event at The Hip Hop Culture Center at Magic Johnson Theater in Harlem NYC.



My personal VIP invitation came from no other than Supreme Selo and Lord Yoda of Zulu themselves. The event was a peaceful unity among all that believe in what Zulu has to offer and Hip Hop in our society. We were accompanied by all our friends such as Afrika Bambaata, Black Spades, Gustapos, DJ Johnny Juice, Cheesecake RSC, BPS Productions, Straightman, Elijio Rivera “Jinx the tee shirt king”, Ness, Pop Master Fabel, Ice T, Coco Chanel, Beenie Siegel, Big Daddy Kane, Immortal Technique, The Cold Crush Brothers, and so many more.

JDM, Supreme Selo

JDM, Straightman Zulu and Jose BPS
Jose, JDM, Cheesecake RSC, Ben

JDM, Ben, Coco Chanel


Big Daddy Kane and JDM


I got to catch a tag on a soon to be piece of memorabilia from the event..

 

I made myself useful for a while helping Jinx the Tee Shirt King with his vendor table and convinced a kid to buy the last shirt in a size small.. he changed on the spot proud to rep for the anniversary!


It was packed to the tee with vendors selling Zulu memorabilia, artwork, good food, hip hop gear, drinks etc. I had some rice and peas, mac and cheese and jerk chicken ..and umm a nutcracker SHHHHHHH 😉

I also got some shirts courtesy of Jinx the Tee Shirt King.. it was a great night!

A new liquor by Ice T was on display and came in all different types of bottles or containers shaped like everyday items such as a cane that easily slides open to reveal the drink, or a high heel shaped bottle..DOPENESS!!!!

Performances ensued thru the evening and I have photos to show coming up soon.. let’s just say it was the illest lineup and if you missed it your probably under a rock! I wont get too crazy with details.. but I will say someone made a statement “You wont hear any of that young money-lil wayne or nicki minaj up in here .. this is TRUE HIP HOP!” and I lost it laughing to myself.. there are so many people who idolize Young Money lately and have no idea about Hip Hop History.. I appreciate the old and the new but I LOVE The true!!

So much to write so little time I will be back with an update and edit this post JUST FOR YOU!!

Peace and Blessings .. Jackie da Model aka BABY J! 😉
DONT FORGET TO PEEP PHOTOS AT WWW.BPSPRODUCTIONS.COM