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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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America “You gon suck it or not”?

Posted: September 6, 2016 by JDM aka JACKIE SPEAKS in DRAMA, LIFE, MEDIA, MUSIC, NEW YORK, NEWS, PEOPLE, politics, Uncategorized, weirdnews

In the wake of NFL star Colin Kaepernick’s decision to remain seated during “The Star Spangled Banner” to protest racial injustice, there is renewed interest in the United States’ national anthem. Now, a hip-hop fan named Dero Anthony has come up with his or her own way of changing the conversation around our country’s official song. Anthony has started a petition to drop the two-century-old Francis Scott Key number and replace it with the Diplomats’ classic “Dipset Anthem.”

“The current National Anthem is BS,” reads Anthony’s plea. And…that’s it. No further explanation is given, nor is it required. 

The petition has 974 signatures as of this writing, out of its stated goal of 10,000,000. <— This via Associated Press and COMPLEX mag 

All this can lead us to wonder is, will America be chanting “You gon suck it or not”? .. If you have heard the Dipset Anthem it is pretty vulgar and comical. Would you want this to be America’s National Anthem? All jokes aside.-Jdm

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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!

Stay up to date with DYNASTY, add him on Facebook here:

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As the year quickly comes to a close. I have been wrapping up some of my goals and priorities to end the year right. I recently got to chop it up with some friends and artists from past interviews. Have you been wondering what’s new with certain artists but unsure? Don’t worry, I got you!

See what these artists had to say about “Where they are now” in my blog on www.jackiespeaks247.wordpress.com subscribe and stay tuned for the interviews!

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RE CAP OF THE WEEK

Posted: December 17, 2012 by JDM aka JACKIE SPEAKS in ACTORS, AWARENESS, CELEBRITY DRAMA, DRAMA, JACKIESPEAKS247 BLOG, MEDIA, NEW YORK, NEWS, OMG

So I have been extremely busy all week also a bit under the weather…but the following things struck me as overwhelming:

  • The passing of Latina Artist / Singer Jenni Rivera (Died in a plane crash). -Gone too soon!
  • The shooting in Newton CT. Many innocent children and several adults were killed by a shooter that killed his mother, those people, then himself. -I think this world is totally falling apart mentally and this is a serious problem! Our youth is turning to suicide and homicide instead of to their parents for help!
  • Murder of a man by Central Park NYC (hit man style). – What was the hit for?, Why do people turn to violence?!..this was done in broad daylight (2pm ish) in a busy area..how can we feel safe in our city with people like this?.
  • Random acts of selfish behavior by commuters in NYC.-I witnessed people fleeing a cart from what they thought was a drunk homeless man, and i had the heart to let conductor know the man appeared to be suffering a heart attack and could have had an underlying illness (diabetic or what not) based on what I saw. The problem is, people assume before putting themselves in the position of the person who is hurt or in need. Terrible!

The following is simply entertainment info:

  • Beyonce signed a deal for millions to be the face of Pepsi, literally her face on the can.
  • Wendy Williams called Beyonce dumb for lack of better words stating that she cannot “speak” on an educated level. Now she is gonna hate seeing her face everywhere on those Pepsi cans!
  • Lindsay Lohan took a gift or what may be a loan from Charlie Sheen for 100,000 and didn’t even say thank you!..She is also in middle of possible jail time (what else is new)
  • I found out (and am late on this) Justin Bieber has a fragrance out called boyfriend…WHY. Lol All these artists come out with fragrances but only a third of them smell good. Yet they all sell because of fans, groupies, and marketing gurus- sickening.

There is much more going on…but Im keeping it short tonight! I will be back this week… stay cool people and happy holidays!

-Jdm

Sandy Scams

Posted: December 9, 2012 by JDM aka JACKIE SPEAKS in GOOD CAUSES, JACKIESPEAKS247 BLOG, MEDIA, NEW YORK, NEWS, SERIOUSLY, WEATHER
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Hurricane Sandy was a devastating natural disaster that hit us where it hurts. At this time we must be thankful for what we have, there are so many people who lost everything. Many lost entire homes, cars, jobs, and at worst lives.

Several foundations and organizations have reached out to the public for donations and or volunteer time. Valid organizations including but not limited to: The Red Cross, Meals on Wheels, and The Salvation Army.

The tricky part with “helping” is knowing where your donation is truly going. It was said that people were being tricked, scammed and robbed at home.

The above named foundations / organizations have stated that they were notified of fraudulent activity by scammers. They have notified the public to not agree to anything with “door to door” representatives. The Red Cross especially; would never show up door to door for cash donations.

Also, there were people dressing up as fireman, gas and electric company servicemen, contractors and whatever else you can imagine; entering people’s homes to rob them during these tough times. Although most of the issues have been resolved, there are areas that were so badly affected they STILL have ongoing power and or service issues, and being devastated they barely have a clear mind to handle these unexpected attacks.

Tips on being safe and aware are:

Research online with official websites for drop off sites, volunteer locations, and donation protocol. Or call the official hot line for said company, even 311 can verify them.

Never hand cash, check, or credit card details to someone who knocks on your door. A true organization will always have a valid website and protocol for people who want to help.

You can visit or call your local churches or senator office to ask about local drop offs for food and clothing drives.

If a serviceman from an electric or gas company shows up at your house ask for ID.

Last but not least, use your common sense. 😉

Be safe!

-Jackie Speaks

A CLOSE FRIEND OF MINE HAS NOTIFIED ME THAT THIS CHILD IS MISSING IF ANYONE CAN PLEASE RE POST THIS BLOG OR REACH OUT WITH ANY INFO YOU MAY HAVE IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED SEE DETAILS BELOW:

15 year old Brooklyn native, Michelle Owens has gone missing. Her father dropped her off at school on the morning of Oct 4th. She was dismissed and never got home that night. The police have been informed. Her father writes:”Owens michael:my daughter michelle owens went to school on oct-4-2011,wearing black & gray airmax, akademics sweat suit, gucci bookbag and a black derion leather jacket. Her school, boy & girls h.s, dismissed her @ 3;05 pm. My daughter has not been home since. As of 7pm she is reported as a missing person. Please if you see or seen her call me at (347) 705-2005. This is not a joke.”Michelle is not the kind of teenager that just disappears without informing an adult and she has no money on her. Her family is very worried about her.

UNION SQUARE DECLARED METHADONE PLAYGROUND

Posted: May 16, 2011 by JDM aka JACKIE SPEAKS in NEW YORK, NEWS, RANDOM, SERIOUSLY

I was reading the article below this morning and apparently I made the right choice to not take the train to Union square late night this past friday. As a female i am always with my guards up…especially with the creepy people that linger in areas like union square at night, and or on subway. It doesn’t matter how much you THINK you can handle getting around in NYC you should always take precaution.

Read below to hear about the methadone addicts that have scattered among union square park creating havoc (article via nypost website)-JDM:

Welcome to Methadone Alley!

Addicts flocking to the drug clinics that surround Union Square Park have created a “lawless city within a city” where they’ve been overdosing on drugs and committing crimes ranging from stabbings to exposing themselves, sources told The Post

Spurred by community outrage, the NYPD is stepping up patrols and the private partnership that helps run the park is hiring off duty officers.

The problem centers around what locals call Methadone Alley, a bench-lined path along Union Square East.

The section is named after its inhabitants who spill into the park after visiting the outpatient drug treatment clinics where they get their methadone fixes, said a law-enforcement source said.

'IT'S A HORROR SHOW': A man dozes and drools on a bench in Union Square Park as a pair of local residents do their best to ignore him.

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‘IT’S A HORROR SHOW’: A man dozes and drools on a bench in Union Square Park as a pair of local residents do their best to ignore him.

“The public is not safe. It’s a lawless city within a city,” said Geoffrey Croft of New York City Park Advocates.

“It’s a horror show that’s been going on far too long.”

Preschool teacher Jenn Murphy, 29, said the park has gotten so bad, she now hesitates to bring her kids.

“It’s a little shady at times,” said Murphy, complaining about low-lifes who hang out near the playground.

“The language they use . . . and sometimes they try to talk to the kids.”

Cops have made at least 84 drug-related arrests in and around the park this year. Some recent frightening incidents have included:

* A 28-year-old man was attacked and stabbed three times in the back by a knife-wielding 50-year-old man screaming racial slurs on April 22. The victim survived and the attack is being investigated as a possible hate crime.

* Cops busted an accused perv exposing himself in a woman’s bathroom on May 8.

* A woman in her 30s was found unconscious and not breathing near East 16th Street after suffering an overdose on March 19, according to a law-enforcement source.

* A 13-year-old boy’s iPad was stolen out of his backpack.

* A 56-year-old man was busted in the park last Wednesday after cops caught him with more than two ounces of marijuana and magic mushrooms.

Parkgoers say the clean-up efforts are way overdue.

“This is horrendous,” said a 36-year-old woman sitting on a bench at the dog run with her pooch.

“All the drug addicts. There is a general rowdiness. You feel unsafe, especially when it gets dark out,” she said.

But she also vowed she wouldn’t be driven out of the park.

“It’s New York,” she said. “You deal with it.”

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