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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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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.


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?



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.


-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

“I know where I came from, where I have been, and I know where I would like to go. Sometimes it involves learning from the past and not turning back. I am not perfect, and never have been. But I am determined, passionate about my goals, and absolutely confident of my talents.” -JDM

One day in the future i will share with the world stories of my upbringing, struggles, and successes, as well as failures.

Mommy’s little girl who hated being forced to be “cute” or “prissy”, turned tomboy for awhile after child hood modeling classes and being forced to wear big fluffy dresses until 4th grade. One day I rebelled and wore a pair of pants! I loved sports (still do), got into fights, ran the streets, hung out with the wrong crowd, got into trouble over and over. Then found myself again, and separated my feelings about what I thought mattered and what actually did.

When my mother passed away I was approached for modeling, pulling together all my confidence which wasn’t very much at the time, and I pursued it. In a short time I mastered the art of communication and business within the field. I worked with quite a few people who were also up and coming as I moved about over the years. I was told my personality above everything was my best asset, not my face, not my body, my personality and my heart.

It took every fiber of my being to not turn back to my temper when things didn’t go my way, or when I went through hardships or disrespect from few negative experiences.

I have been lied to, scammed, taken advantage of, and worst of all disrespected all within the length of “learning” how to deal with certain people while managing myself.

Because of this I vowed to always be true to myself and to help those who want to get into this field. Don’t get me wrong, with all the bad came some good, and that is why I kept pushing for my goals.

I am not “famous” but I am known and respected. I would like to dedicate this blog and more to come to my supporters. If anyone wants advice, or would like to share advice do visit my blog and connect.

Stay tuned for a few “tips of the trade” blogs i will post in an effort to educate women and men that are aspiring in their trade.

All the best,







ENY THE ARTIST exclusive freestyle on the popular internet radio show “Jackie Speaks Show” which airs every Thursday on 8pm est

Golden B Boy Art and Fashion Exhibit October 29th
by Jackie da Model
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Hip Hop consists of various talents who express themselves thru art, music and dance. If you have a passion for hip hop culture this is the event for you. This Friday October 29th Join Me and friend Ramel the MC and more to indulge in the Golden B Boy Art and Fashion Exhibit at “Da Bakery”. Visit  for more details.
The Cover is $10 if you dress in a 70’s, 80’s, 90’s b-boy/b-girl theme. It is $20 if you come as you are. Photographers and Bloggers welcome please contact
Stay Posted I will be back with the outcome on Jackie Speaks Sunday Blog!

TBB (The Bronx Boys)
First anniversary in 35 years covered by
JDM-Jackie da Model

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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 .

More photos and Videos will be up soon, awesome photography and videography with the help of  Hec Farrulla of BPS Productions. stay posted visit my Facebook: <—– OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IS NOW VIEWABLE ***



My name is Jackie da Model. Part of my dream growing up was to make sure I do something that I LOVE involving entertainment and turn my unique voice and creative imagination into something useful. What started off as a guest spot at a radio show on Urban Latino Radio last year has landed me a permanent spot with my own show now and for that opportunity I am grateful. My friend DJ Abrupt gave me the first guest host spot and more friends helped soon after with my artistic development. My focus and goal to be a Radio Host and Model is moving quickly, in the past beginning 2005 I was skeptical on working with certain people regarding modeling so I would shy away from the entertainment field after certain projects only to come right back where I belong. I followed my heart and my talent will show and prove for itself. I wear many hats when it comes to this industry. As I grow within it, I help others on my path to success and continue to stay humble and blessed to have so many supporters in this movement.

Internet radio has become a part of my life and a part of my soul, I love making people laugh while at the same time enlightening them on the latest trends, news, comedy and music.  What better way to reach out to people on all levels than my voice! The dawn of “The Jackie Speaks Show” has begun. Many artists, celebrity DJs, models, radio hosts, directors and all around talent will be coming by for interviews and to participate in our fun discussions. The show Airs every Saturday on 3-6pm eastern standard time.

Together with my awesome DJ Super Star Boogie of too much to handle DJ Crew (2m2h djs), we became a dynamic duo and a force to be reckoned with. Loyalty and Productivity are in place and we plan to break new records, and surprise the listeners with each show leaving them wanting more!.


DJ Super Star Boogie aka the young phenom who hails from Bushwick Brooklyn has been DJing since 14 years old. He started off with a team named “stop the madness” and then became part of DJ Crew “2m2h” djs at 20 years old. He currently DJs NYC venues as well as private events delivering a unique mix that always gets the crowd hype.  His knowledge of music history and blends of old and newschool music are endless, and impressive. His music keeps me dancing during the show and Listeners at home enjoy it so much it is their fix before heading out for the evening. When Boogie is not DJing he enjoys time with his beautiful daughter Surreal and his family. He is a talented and genuine man on the rise in this industry. Not only does he DJ but he is an official MADDEN PS3 champion watch out he might beat you next!.

“I go by the name of DJ SuperStar Boogie I rep that 2m2h djs, im an up and coming DJ From Brooklyn With A Dream Of Being Famous and Im almost there” -DJ Super Star Boogie.

The latest Mixtape “New Jack City” with DJ Carlito also of 2M2H DJs is incredible.

For Mixtape info feel free to twitter us at: or &

Below Please Listen to the podcast of our first show:

This show was dedicated to my mother whom i lost 5 years ago Maria Del Carmen and a good friend who passed February 2010 Adan Gonzalez.

Topics were:

Would you rather take MTA trains or Drive in NYC and why?

Would you rather call 911 or a family or friend and why?

Roundtable Discussion on STOP THE VIOLENCE Campaign set to begin and fundraisers to be held.



Special Guest Clark Pena of Security USA and guest Co Host Alex Baez of Ascap for show debut with myself


Special Guest Clark Pena of Security USA and guest Co Host Alex Baez of Ascap for show debut with Myself and DJ SSB




Erick Right (born Erick Rodriguez in Brooklyn, New York) is an R&B/Pop singer of Puerto Rican descent, known for his collaborations with such artist as Alexis y Fido, Wisin y Yandel, DJ Nelson and many others.

Influenced by the many genre’s of music Erick Right was born in Brooklyn, NY & raised in Union City, New Jersey where he began his talent’s in musical theater before moving on to become a recording artist. The transition came when he was introduced to a local DJ who was looking for talent to work with. It was a short lived union, but he proceeded on working with many of the local talent.

By age 17 he was making a name for himself among clubs and venues by performing for promotional recognition. He later gained momentum when he began to work with major reggaeton artist, beginning with his first introductory feature on Alexis y Fido’s 5 letras remix. After that intro to the reggaeton genre he was featured on three studio albums including Wisin y Yandel’s Grammy winning album for Best Latin Urban “Los Extraterrestres”.

He has also been featured on a number of official remix’s and has now better established himself with his now popular collaboration on DJ Nelson’s “Strip Club Remix” which gained radio airplay and production of a music video. He has a strong international following and online underground audience that follows the music he places out there. “I have a lot in store for my upcoming projects and a lot of note worthy collaborations”, says the young well spoken artist, “I’m at the very beginning of it all and I have more to come”. This promising young artist is a Singer/Song writer with all the potentials of a future Superstar.

I had the pleasure of having Erick Right as a friend thru his career and i believe he flourished from a singer to a true icon for RnB artists. He came to La Esquina Radio show on Urban Latino Radio for an interview Feb 6, 2010. We completely support his new singles “Party Girl” and “Don’t Let Go”. He is a sensation here in the US as well as over seas look out for Erick Right he is the future of RnB!


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An article i read recently that i have been meaning to blog about inspired me to let others know, nothing is impossible or “stupid”. If you are positive and you know how to cater to a certain audience anything can sell. Two young men in staten island made a business out of lego pieces and are currently designing fashion line for some up and coming as well as established celebs. It started as an underground thing and was in the paper recently, i wouldn’t be surprised if i see a big named celeb on TV wearing their work on next award show.

They make anything from brooches to belt designs and more from lego blocks. I know what your thinking.. WHY.. but creativity is a weapon to be used most destructively when making yourself known to the public in fashion. Creativity and motivation are all you have! You don’t need a lot of money or to be in a certain age group to make your dreams come true. Being persistent and having a strategetic plan will be your key step.

Advice: Pitch your ideas to the right people, and obtain a fan base as well as sponsors who believe in your vision.-jdm

I once saw a woman who had a dress made of newspaper in a fashion show, low cut V neck fitted, and attractive never know what sells.. so don’t give up your dream.

Keep your day job until your dream becomes your job- anonymous quote.

see attached article, pics