Posts Tagged ‘JACKIE DA MODEL’

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
Listen to
The “Jackie Speaks” Show
on Thursdays 8-10pm Est
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

Listen to
The “Jackie Speaks” Show
on Thursdays 8-10pm Est


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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