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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.

 

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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

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DYNASTY also known as the Prince of dancehall is a very talented artist originally from brooklyn, now residing in New Jersey. He is internationally known and still extremely humble. With the charm and appearance of a suave latino, he brings a Caribbean feel to the stage when he performs dancehall music. Our very own DYNASTY makes NY/NJ proud. We know him for having an amazing voice and a charismatic personality. It has been 3 years since our last interview chopping it up so I reached out to him for an update. Get to know the man behind the work. Check out the “Where are they now” write up by JDM featuring Dynasty below!

The Q&A to bring the fan base the 411! (Q =JDM A=DYNASTY) 

Q: What is your current project?

A: “My current project is my second mixtape ‘it’s about time Volume 2’. I’m also working on a new album for 2014.”

Q: What are your goals at this time?

A: “My current goal is to become the first and the biggest latin dancehall artist from New York to make it big”

Q: Who is your favorite artist or talented person at this time?

A: “Konshens, he is a reggae artist” 

Q: What is your favorite winter fashion?

A: “Timbs and hoodies like the 90s”

Q: What was your best moment in 2013?

A: “My best moment in 2013 was being with my grandmother for my birthday”

Q: Where can everyone hear your music and or download it?

A: ” Www.soundcloud.com/princeofdancehall ”

Q: The ladies want to know what the prince of dancehall’s current relationship status is!

A: “Single” 

There you have it! A little update on our friend DYNASTY!

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Sir Mic ‘I Can’t Help It’

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Bournemouth based multi-genre rapper / lyricist Sir Mic returns with the release of his brand new single ‘I Can’t Help It’. 

With four popular mixtapes (Mini Me Vol 1, 2 & 3 and Working Class Hero), a host of impressive support slots (including the likes of Tinie Tempah, So Solid Crew, DJ Cameo and DJ Semtex), and a vast feature discography under his belt, Sir Mic is well on his way to establishing himself as one of the finest rappers to come out of the south coast in a very long time.

Renowned for his distinct and diverse style, Sir Mic has the ability to work in a whole host of genres including hip hop, grime, dubstep and dance, and has even been approached for feature work by producers of the biggest dance compilation in the UK, Clubland Smashed, as well as the hotly tipped up and coming hip hop producer Stealf, who later asked the eclectic rapper to feature on his debut album alongside Jadakiss, Joell Ortiz, Ruste Juxx and many other US / UK heavyweights.

Sir Mic marked the beginning of 2011 with the release of his single ‘I Ain’t Going Anywhere’ (featuring Cynikal & Jasmine Knight), which went on to become a huge hit online with heavy press support and over 20,000 views on YouTube.

The south coast rapper now follows up his debut commercial release with an equally impressive effort titled ‘I Can’t Help It’. The piano driven, energetic instrumentation allows Sir Mic to tell an all too common tale of boozing on a weekend with effortless delivery, and the hands-in-the-air chorus line displays the rappers open mindedness when it comes to incorporating different musical tones in his music.

‘I Can’t Help It’ has the potential to become Sir Mic’s most successful release to date, because despite having enough lyrical substance to impress the purists, almost every British citizen between the ages of 18 and 30 can relate to the single’s subject matter. Accompanied by a brilliantly original video (shot in both first and third person in a host of rowdy Bournemouth clubs), ‘I Can’t Help It’ is sure to become another viral hit for Sir Mic, and mark another step on the ladder towards commercial acclaim.

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ABOVE I HAVE SHARED A BLOG ON SIR MIC, I WOULD LIKE TO SAY I FOUND OUT ABOUT SIR MIC VIA DIAS FROM LONDON HIS COLLEAGUE IN THE INDUSTRY. I AM VERY IMPRESSED BY HIS SKILL AND DEDICATION, AND LOOK FORWARD TO WATCHING HIM GROW IN THIS INDUSTRY! -JDM 

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Being an 80’s baby I naturally grew up extremely fond of all that is hip hop culture. From the art perception in Graffiti that some saw as vandalism, to the intriguing coordination of “popping and locking” and “rocking” that is known today as “Breaking”. My generation that being 18-25 years old, was molded by mainly Rock Steady Crew and RUN DMC and were blindly forgetting to pay homage and recognition to the originators and pioneers above them. There are “rocking” crews that are out now that are so unaware of their “ancestors” in the world of Hip Hop but claim that they are “the best” in their dance genre, and proceed with arrogance. It is unbelievable. I wish they could have attended and seen the unity and peace among these men, and all the originators of their favorite “moves” and or “styles”.

Many don’t realize it but Latino’s are originators or heavily involved in a lot of music and dance. The Bronx was the borough in New York City where TBB originated, it then became a world wide affair of people starting or joining “crews” of their own for the love of the culture. In 1998 I was in high school and what we called the “bruck up” and “heel and toe” etc.. are very similar to popping and locking and the footwork of the breakers. It just had a Caribbean flow to it mixing reggae with body language be it hostile or romantic. Body Language plays a major role in any form of dance, it tells a story with every movement and loops you into the person’s emotions as they go.

It was an honor to attend the first ever anniversary in 35 years to TBB aka The Bronx Boys Rocking crew and learn more about HIP HOP History on an up close and personal level. My invitation came from one of the original members of The Rock Steady Crew Johnny “Cheesecake” Barretto after my posting on Face book riling up my fan base to vote for RSC to teach me how to break live on camera!. He communicated with Aby who is the man behind all of this!!


He introduced me to the greats including but not limited to: The Zulu Nation, Black Spades, Pop Master Fabel VP of RSC, Trac 2 Star Child of Rock, TBB members, Rock Steady Crew, Ready to Rock, The Original Breakers, Ramel the MC, John Conzo, Tony Tone of Cold Crush Brothers, DJ Outlaw, DJ Juneski, B Boy Speedy, B Boy London, Straight Man, Rubber band, Graffiti artist and Designer Trace 2, Ness, Aby’s beautiful wife Ceci and so many more. I interviewed many of them live on camera and mingled as I absorbed a historical moment in HIP HOP History. I met the men who started what we call “break dancing” now and learned how they came to be and what their places are in society today. I can say they were all very inspiring and positive.

I attended both the anniversary held at The Betances Community Center as well as the celebration after party at “The Basement”, which was actually in the basement of a building in the Bronx where they keep Hip Hop alive. “The Basement” was a graffiti decorated room with a DJ Set Up, a Tiled floor for the “Breakers”, some great and talented people and great music. It passes for a very cool hip hop lounge in my book, something you could see in NYC nightlife. Kudos to the event coordinators and participants it was a great day for Jackie da Model. Thanks to that day I will be part of follow up events and part of Hip Hop History one moment at a time!. Peace and LOve .


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