Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

“Business Piece”

January 18, 2007

— January 18th, 2007 —

Shouts out to Danya Steele and her upcoming endeavors. If you got some free time, check out my interview with the sultry, Adeja Allen at HipHopDX.com.

What’s Next?

A lot. Way too much to mention, ya dig…? 🙂

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“Business Piece”

December 31, 2006

— December 31st, 2006 —

It’s the end of another year and although we lost many influential people, that won’t stop the future from living up to their legacy. I have made a lot of friends and kept my enemies at bay. I love this life and am blessed to see another year with those who are down with the team.

At NobodySmiling.com, I have an interview with 8Ball & MJG. Ball was actually more talkative than the first time when I talked to him by himself. HipHopDX.com has been really good to me, they placed my interview with Ms. Lekish Turner in the Beauty & Brains section. I am trying to blow that section up for the 2007 year.

All of my colleagues and friends, I love you… You’re more than what the titles suggest, y’all are family. Let’s get it in for the 2-double 0-7!

“Business Piece”

December 28, 2006

— December 28th, 2006 —

Really busy, but check out the AllHipHop.com interview with Bricks Da Franchise.

“Business Piece”

December 22, 2006

— December 22nd, 2006 —

As Christmas looms ever closer, I just got a few things online that you should check out. At XXLMag.com, I chopped it up with the homie, SEAN PPPPPP! Mr. Scagnetti — duke was cool as @#$* to talk to. And for the fellas at HipHopDX.com, I got Esther Baxter for you! I got some big news also for everyone, but I’m going to enjoy this holiday break.

Going to see Dreamgirls on Christmas and spend that good family time with the kinfolk! Everyone enjoy your holidays!

Be Blessed & Stay Righteous.

Oh, check out my fam — Bomani Jones on ESPN today at 3:30.

“Business Piece”

December 18, 2006

— December 18th, 2006 —

Yay!!! School’s over! Now that I don’t have to worry about classes, I can get some more work out of the way. But what’s already on the plate is quite a few things.

At HipHopDX.com, I have a slew of things over there (I see you, Ketchum!). I have an interview with Ice-T’s wife, Coco (Nicole Marrow). She’s pretty cool, but she wasn’t as cool as Real World: Key West’s Janelle Casanave. She was a really down the earth lady. I also have an editorial talking about the beefs that happened this year in 2006.

I have a few things that have yet to run at NobodySmiling.com. At AllHipHop.com, I talk with upcoming emcee – Bricks Da Franchise. Good kid, too.

Over at CrackSpace, I have a couple of pieces. One with former NBA player, Jonathan Bender and a piece with G.O.O.D. Music lyricist — Consequence.

What’s Next?!

A few placements. Hard work has definitely paid off. As I transition from my first year of professional writing into my second, I am blessed to have cultivated great friendships and working relationships with a multitude of people. I’m working at getting to the top and I am driven to get there. Ride with me.

I won’t be doing too much blogging, it’s the holidays and I am trying to get as many interviews posted before the new year. Merry Christmas to all, to anyone else…

Be Blessed & Stay Righteous!

“Rhyme & Reason Magazine”

December 14, 2006

— December 14th, 2006 —

I have finally got my first placement in a magazine. Rhyme & Reason Magazine is a hip-hop mag distributed in Australia, but somehow manages to get burn here in the States, too. A big, hugemongous shout out goes to Melanie J. Cornish — she hooked me up with the gig. Thanks to Dominic to for allowing me the chance to get in.

I sat down with longtime ‘Pac producer (and friend), Johnny “J”. Dude is incredibly talented and humble to boot. The issue is out, but no hard copies are available in the U.S. But you can check out the full interview (condensed in the mag for word count) online at Rhyme & Reason Online.

“Business Piece”

December 8, 2006

— December 8th, 2006 —

Been super busy with Finals, but you can check out these business pieces for your enjoyment.

Cleveland’s own, Rachel Reid, talks with your boy for HipHopDX.com. She managed to escape the cold, doing the interview while being in Miami, but it’s still a good read. Also at HipHopDX.com, I sat down with Janelle Casanave from Real World: Key West. She was an absolute delight to talk to. Hope that you enjoy the read. Lastly, over at NobodySmiling.com, I sat down with an MC that I’ve been a fan of since I bought his album in 1997. Philadelphia native, Tracey Lee, had a debut album called Many Faces. The only features were Pirate (lame name, I know), Busta Rhymes, and the Notorious B.I.G. I sat down with Tray Lee for a good interview. Almost ten years has passed since his debut, find out what he’s been doing.

What’s Next?!

Young Jeezy review, Mos Def review, 8Ball, Rich Boy, a few editorials, and something new for AllHipHop’s Breeding Ground.

“Business Piece”

November 26, 2006

— November 26th, 2006 —

Happy Thanksgiving to all those who celebrated it. I hope that y’all ate good and loved the same with family and friends.

I also just celebrated my 24th birthday (more on that later). It was great. Thanks for all of the birthday wishes and congratulatory sentiments. I appreciated it.

Over at XXLMag.com, I got an interview with up-and-coming MC, Aasim. Aasim is the man behind the shiny suit guy newest album, Press Play. Check it out.

At HipHopDX.com, I had the pleasure to talk to Ms. Keagan Givens. Ms. Givens is an aspiring actress-slash-student, who has appeared in a few music videos. She was an absolute joy to talk to.

What’s Next?

I have some work coming up. Alabama’s own — Rich Boy is on deck. Ester Baxter, K-Solo, and a few editorials for NobodySmiling.com and a few other places around the Net.

“Business Piece”

November 3, 2006

— November 3rd, 2006 —

This blog post is being brought to you by the number 18…

I sat down with Willie Joe, an MC originally from Vallejo, California who transplanted to Atlanta, Georgia amidst the boom of the Southern Takeover. You can check out the interview with Willie Joe over at AllHipHop.com.

“Business Piece”

October 23, 2006

— October 23rd, 2006 —

It’s been a busy two weeks, but it is well worth it. I have a lot of things that are in the pocket right now.

At AllHipHop.com, I just wrapped up another interview for the Breeding Ground section with Vallejo, California to Atlanta, GA transplant — Willie Joe. The young 22-year-old MC has a nice lil’ single out featuring Yola called, Get ‘Em, Got ‘Em. Pretty nice joint, too. HipHopDX.com has been really good to me this month. I have a lot of stuff there and a lot more to come. The Beauty & Brains section (nicknamed — Kevin’s House O’ Beauties) has Charlene “Cali” Banks sitting down with me for a nice interview. She was also gracious enough to sit down and do Seven Questions with… and made it one of the highest commented pieces on Real Recognize Real (Thanks Char!).

Up next is Ms. Arica Adams. She is in charge of her own public relations firm called, Hazel Eyez Entertainment, and she will be the next to grace the Beauty & Brains page. Real Talk will be up this week, as Ketchum and I give color commentary about what’s going in the Hip-Hop culture. Also, Lupé Fiasco (kinda old, but hey…) chopped it up with me, but that next week, ya boy Diddy talked with me, too! Interesting story — you definitely have to have patience when dealing with Sean Combs. He is like a big multi-tasking kid. He was doing so much at one time while talking to me that I was glad that it didn’t eat into the 20-minutes that I had when talking to him. But he seems like a humble-arrogant guy (oxymoron, I know…). Also in the can is, Akon and Consequence. Two pieces that I hope go up this month (Come on, Andreas!!!)

At NobodySmiling.com, my editorial about why Hip-Hop will never die is running now. But coming up will be an interview with the Don Cartengena — Fat Joe. Also, I have an editorial that’ll be up soon about the top 10 (there’s more than 10, though…) Jay-Z moments. CrackSpace has Megan Rochell and retired NBA player, Jonathan Bender set to run. And later today, I will be talking with Dres from Black Sheep for XXLMag.com. All this before I go back “home” to New York City.

The hustle never ends. Enjoy your week!

*Update*

Fat Joe piece is up and running at NobodySmiling.com. Remember T.R.O.Y.?! Two points goes to the person who can say who, not only, were the artists on the track — but what was the sample that was used. 🙂

Anyways — the Jay-Z editorial is up there at NBS.com, too.