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Random Thoughts of Reign

Random Thoughts of Reign

By LoveReigns

Random Thoughts of Reign is the head music of writer, poet, author, emcee and curator, Taryn “LoveReigns “ Wharwood. It is the audacity of tough conversation inspired by Conversations with James Baldwin and Nikki Giovanni. The conversations were introspective, thought provoking and heart warming in that it truly touched my soul to hear and watch the volley of brilliance and passion. The openness and vulnerability of “my generation” and “your generation” proclamations paved way to one thought: I have met many brilliant souls. I want to talk to them.
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Season 2: Ep. 11 - Queen G
Season 2: Ep. 11 - Queen G
Dedicated to her craft, Gabrielle Gibson is a multi-faceted creative, educator, and public speaker. Utilizing her strong background in the arts, she spent years performing and teaching all over the United States and around the world, engaging diverse audiences on a variety of platforms. Her creative work investigates identity, challenges oppression, and reimagines community, culture, and faith as it reinforces her belief in the power of storytelling. As a professional spoken word artist, she won multiple titles, including 2017 7 Hills Grand Slam Champion; Button Poetry, Write About Now, Bandaloop, and Poets in Autumn national tour have featured her work. She uses her affinity for words on and off the stage, lending her vocals to projects as a voice actor (for clients such as Scholastic and Harvard) and as host of The Royal Room podcast. Her professionalism and passion present her as a skilled consultant and copywriter. She has a strong background in community development and education; these experiences lend to engaging and enlightening content when she creates curricula, cultivates programs, and consults for corporations and independent clients alike. She worked both domestically and internationally, with over 15 years of experience in coordinating, non-profits, workshop facilitation, public speaking, and presentations. Currently, she manages Queen G Poetry full-time, facilitates for Roger Williams University part-time, and serves as Creative Arts Director at New Dimension Apostolic Center. She published The Whetting Stone, her debut chapbook and CD on December 17, 2016. Her ultimate goal is to use her gifts to inspire, encourage, and empower.
29:22
February 06, 2022
Season 2: Ep. 14 - Arsun F!st
Season 2: Ep. 14 - Arsun F!st
Though he was born in Panama City, Panama, Arsun F!st spent his formative years (from age eight on) in various places around the U.S., where he developed a love for hip-hop. After receiving degrees in both psychology and recording engineering, the rapper set out to pursue his musical career. Teaming up with fellow artist Em-Eye-Cee to form Team I.A.M. (along with producers Fatman & Tropical and Watson's Grocery), Arsun F!st began making his name known around the American Southeast thanks in part to his introspective and intricate lyrics, so much so that he was included on Green Lantern's MySpace Invasion mixtape and won MP3 com's Best Up and Coming Artist award in 2007, shortly before his debut full-length, It's a Struggle to Get Deep, came out on indie label Domination Recordings in February 2008. Arsun proceeded to release 4 more  projects  on the label over the next two years culminating with the release of another full length album titled “Life is a Beautiful Monster”  in November of 2010.     After a longer than expected hiatus, Arsun joined forces with Stillwater and Paten Locke to form the group Steam Mechanics. With a new group album in the works, Arsun released a solo effort in November of 2020 called “Black Peace-is” and continues to expand his artistic range with his first video director credit on the Qwazaar & Batsauce song “Cloud Pour” released on FullPlate Records in September of 2021.
38:58
December 25, 2021
Season 2: Ep. 13 - Asa Leveaux
Season 2: Ep. 13 - Asa Leveaux
Asa Leveaux delights in the fact that he has learned to operate within his personal motto of "possessing a joyous existence conceived by enlightened thought and achieved through love, passion and wealth". As a result of working with Asa, aspiring queer identified entrepreneurs learn how to create their first $10,000 in business authentically so they can know what it feels like to be proud AND paid. He revels I’m not willing to leave anyone behind in the fulfillment of their dreams, a concept introduced by his 20 years in the US military where he was the recipient of the Bronze Star. Asa serves the world through his endeavors of love, passion and wealth through being the Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer of Leveaux Group, Inc, Founder of Queer Money Gang™ and  best selling author of "I Am Man Enough: 365 Affirmations for Men", "I Am Woman Enough" and “Fuck Balance”. His latest book, “Black and Queer” is his first memoir. Leveaux has been featured in such publications as Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, Black Enterprise and The Gayly. Asa often tells his audiences and clients that, "Business is a necessity. Bliss is a luxury. You deserve both!”
41:32
December 25, 2021
Season 2: Ep. 12 David Emmanuel
Season 2: Ep. 12 David Emmanuel
Season 2: Ep. 12 David Emmanuel 
38:35
December 07, 2021
Season 2: Episode 10 - Jennifer Smith
Season 2: Episode 10 - Jennifer Smith
Jennifer Smith is an awesomely smart, intelligent and gorgeous teacher, nurse, author and a single mother of two teenagers with a passion to care for and educate others. Her journey through adulthood and motherhood inspired her to write her first book, "Stay On Your Birth Control", to make childless women and men aware of what it's like being a single parent. In today's world, it seems like being a "single mother" or "single father" is the norm but single parenthood is far more than a title. Single parents are raising an entire human being. Single parenthood affects all aspects of your life emotionally, mentally, spiritually, financially and education. Her love for educating the community about all aspects of health is evident in her first book "Stay on Your Birth Control" published in 2021. This book has testimonies from single mothers, single fathers and single mothers after divorce. Always remember, through any trial or tribulation, take care of yourself and love yourself first. Jennifer Smith received her first Bachelors degree in Community Health in 2004 from the University of North Florida. While teaching in the public high school sector, her passion for wanting to be a nurse never went away. While being a full time teacher, she earned her nursing license as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in 2011 from Florida State College of Jacksonville. After working as a teacher for six years, she resigned from teaching and became a full time nurse. She went back to school and received a 2nd Bachelor degree as a Registered Nurse in 2017 from Florida State College of Jacksonville. She's currently an ICU/Progressive floor travel nurse with licenses in Florida (compact), New York, Rhode Island and California. She  pursued her dreams as a travel nurse with assignments in Texas, Florida, Oklahoma and California. Jennifer has a beauty company called Magnate Beauty which sells skin care products and lashes. Jennifer was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. She also raised her two teenagers in Jacksonville, FL. She loves traveling for pleasure too with destinations to Spain, Dubai, Jamaica, the Virgin Islands, Canada and many states in the U.S. She recently became engaged toward the end of writing this book in December 2019. Can we say possible spin off book!!
29:03
November 14, 2021
Season 2: Episode 9 La'ki the Freedom Writer
Season 2: Episode 9 La'ki the Freedom Writer
La'ki is an exceptional world-class Author, Speaker, Educator, Self-Love Coach, Visual Artist, and Musician. Her focus on authentic love, confidence, and letting go is helping the world transform their outlook on what it means to fully live without the chains of self-judgment and fear. She uses her life experiences to deliver unforgettable messages through books, music, visual art, and speaking events. Her notable creativity has taken her all the way to Nairobi, Kenya! Continue to follow her journey as she paints the world Sky Blu!
28:50
October 10, 2021
S2 Episode 8 - The Reformed Butterfly
S2 Episode 8 - The Reformed Butterfly
S2 Episode 8 - The Reformed Butterfly
30:30
September 22, 2021
S2 Episode 7 - Mbinguni
S2 Episode 7 - Mbinguni
Storyteller at Heart Mbinguni is a natural storyteller. Born and raised on the barrier island of Fernandina Beach, FL, she's had dreams of writing professionally for as long as she can remember. An avid reader, she began composing her own narratives as a small child in grade school. Mbinguni began writing Looking for Hope as a labor of love. She has  channeled her technical know-how of Instructional Design into her creative passion. Looking for Hope is her debut novel. https://www.mbinguni.life/
26:54
September 14, 2021
Season 2 Ep. 6 - Lance Greenwood
Season 2 Ep. 6 - Lance Greenwood
Season 2 Ep. 6 - Lance Greenwood
26:35
September 06, 2021
Season 2 - Happy Level Up Day Mode Noir!
Season 2 - Happy Level Up Day Mode Noir!
Season 2 - Happy Level Up Day Mode Noir!
40:09
August 21, 2021
Season 2 Ep. 5 - Antoniyo Greenwood
Season 2 Ep. 5 - Antoniyo Greenwood
Season 2 Ep. 5 - Antoniyo Greenwood
28:51
August 15, 2021
Season 2 Ep. 4 - Theresa Tha Songbird
Season 2 Ep. 4 - Theresa Tha Songbird
Theresa tha SONGBIRD is a supernatural wellspring of entertainment. This Grammy nominated, viral sensation hails from the south suburbs of Chicago, and calls Atlanta home. Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc, Theresa is committed to education and service in her community.  SONGBIRD is dedicated to making arts and humanities accessible to young people through her outreach in school systems across the country, while also using her skillset to provide talent consultation/coaching and production management through her company, BIRD Media Enterprises. Theresa carries the honor of her poem  “You So Black” having a viral impact across the globe,  and features with S.I.R. and Bridgette Kelly on Robert Glasper’s Grammy nominated F*ck Yo Feelings album.  Amidst running businesses and touring the globe Songbird self-published her first book of poetry, MASS MATTER MAGIC,  and self-produced her own spoken word musical 4 tha BIRDS, which is preparing to tour. In her career Theresa tha S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D. has been blessed to share the stage with such wonderful poetic, musical, theatrical and comedic talents as: the Last Poets, Nikki Giovanni, Omari Hardwick, Marsha Ambrosius, Big Rube, Eric Roberson, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Killer Mike, Chrystale Wilson, Raheem DeVaughn, Ledisi, Dead Prez, Talib Kweli, Anthony David, Rodney Perry, Black ice, J.Ivy, Mikki Howard, Arrested Development, Robert Glasper, Jazmine Sullivan, MC Lyte, YoYo, Rapsody, Trina, Mumu Fresh and Jill Scott.
30:51
August 01, 2021
Season 2 Ep. 3 - FiFi Writes
Season 2 Ep. 3 - FiFi Writes
Bayou Baby/Midwest Kid/New York City Hard Knock Graduate living in Atlanta, Ga...Fior "FiFi Writes" Baptiste wrote her first song at 7 years old, and her pen hasn't dulled since. Early in her career, she moved to New York and lived in Covenant House where she pursued music and landed the opportunity to pen songs for a then teenage Jazmine Sullivan. Later in her career, she wrote for an artist by the name of Jzanell on her album "Private Thoughts". FiFi stepped away from music to work as a booking agent, but her calling to create music took over; she has completed her long-awaited first project... "Cheap Liquor". Her debut video, “Ideal (Reloaded)” is available on YouTube!
30:03
August 01, 2021
Season 2 Ep. 2 - Thick Emcee
Season 2 Ep. 2 - Thick Emcee
Loviya Torian also known as Thick Emcee ,an Multi talented artist in who resides down south in Jacksonville Florida
27:38
July 25, 2021
Season 2 Ep 1 - Tough Junkie
Season 2 Ep 1 - Tough Junkie
Throughout Junkie's life, music has been his outlet, lifeblood, inspiration and focus. In the late 90's he became fascinated with beat production, initiating him well beyond music appreciation and fascination and redirecting him towards creation and experimentation. www.TOUGHJUNKIE.com www.ffjbmusic.com
40:57
July 05, 2021
MPN Network Night - RTOR Live with Alisha Lockley 5/27/2021
MPN Network Night - RTOR Live with Alisha Lockley 5/27/2021
MPN Network Night - RTOR Live with Alisha Lockley 5/27/2021
31:06
May 30, 2021
MPN Network Night - RTOR Live with Darcy Stinette
MPN Network Night - RTOR Live with Darcy Stinette
MPN Network Night - RTOR Live with Darcy Stinette
44:21
May 30, 2021
MPN Network Night - RTOR Live with Markeyta Williams
MPN Network Night - RTOR Live with Markeyta Williams
MPN Network Night - RTOR Live with Markeyta Williams
01:07:35
May 30, 2021
MPN Network Night - RTOR Live with Booker Snow
MPN Network Night - RTOR Live with Booker Snow
MPN Network Night - RTOR Live with Booker Snow
59:41
May 30, 2021
MPN Night - Random Thoughts of Love (Live) Podcast w/ Shawana Brooks
MPN Night - Random Thoughts of Love (Live) Podcast w/ Shawana Brooks
The MPN Network Night: 1.28.2021 Powered by Restream https://restream.io/ Every last Thursday of the month, the company runs various content from The Neighborhood. For more information: https://mpn-llc.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/mpnmanagement Twitter: https://twitter.com/mpnmanagement YouTube: The MPN Network Twitch: https://twitch.tv/mpnmanagement
01:02:55
May 30, 2021
MPN Night - Random Thoughts of Reign (Live) Podcast w/ Mal Jones
MPN Night - Random Thoughts of Reign (Live) Podcast w/ Mal Jones
Mister Peterson’s Neighborhood, LLC Random Thoughts of Love (Live) Podcast Instagram: @iamlovereigns @malsmind Follow Mister Peterson's Neighborhood socials and site below: Website: https://mpn-llc.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/mpnmanagement Twitter: https://twitter.com/mpnmanagement Facebook: Mister Peterson's Neighborhood, LLC #MPNNetwork #MisterPetersonsNeighborhood
42:45
May 30, 2021
Random Thoughts of Reign: Live Podcast Recording w/ Hope McMath
Random Thoughts of Reign: Live Podcast Recording w/ Hope McMath
Random Thoughts of Reign: Live Podcast Recording w/ Hope McMath Instagram: @iamlovereigns @hopemcmath Follow Mister Peterson's Neighborhood socials and site below: Website: https://mpn-llc.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/mpnmanagement Twitter: https://twitter.com/mpnmanagement Facebook: Mister Peterson's Neighborhood, LLC #MPNNetwork #MisterPetersonsNeighborhood
53:35
May 30, 2021
Episode 99 - DJ Ms. Tan
Episode 99 - DJ Ms. Tan
Mommy, DJ, Actress, Recording Artist Manager, podcaster, mentor, and music enthusiast alike, DJ Ms. Tan hails out of Jacksonville, Florida via Riviera Beach Florida. Holding Bachelors degree in Mass Communications and working in a Radio station as an Announcer helped to build her love of djaying.  Having spent many years playing at all kinds of private parties she branched out to events and major local nightclubs (alongside local hard-hitters and national acts alike). Tanya has had a lot of time to develop her talent, which is very unique. It has been said that a good Djay plays music you want to hear DJ Ms. Tan plays music you didn’t know you wanted to hear. Don’t be surprised when you suddenly find yourself dancing.For her, it’s all about mood and a deep, groove… playing those tracks that get you tapping your feet and nodding your head without you realizing it, regardless of genre, tempo, style, or release date. The gist that DJ Ms. Tan possesses is she can read her crowd, which is a very important trait for a good Djay. When not djaying, she spends her time reading, traveling and listening to music aided by over a decade of djaying and an upbringing in a very musically influenced home. DJ Ms Tan is doing a podcast called DJ Ms Tan Talks which include segments on JoColbys Heart a foundation she started to help siblings who have lost siblings to death , Liv Thru it which encourages others to live through life’s tragedies and promoting Unsigned artist through the Fleet Djs.
33:09
May 21, 2021
Episode 98 - Nikesha Elise Williams
Episode 98 - Nikesha Elise Williams
Nikesha Elise Williams is a two-time Emmy award winning news producer and author. Her latest novel, Beyond Bourbon Street, received the 2020 Outstanding Book Award from the National Association of Black Journalists. Nikesha also received the 2018 NABJ Outstanding Literary Work Award for her debut novel Four Women. The Florida Authors and Publisher’s Association awarded Four Women the 2018 Florida  President’s Award in the category of Adult Contemporary/Literary Fiction. Nikesha is a Chicago native. She attended The Florida State University where she graduated with a B.S. in Communication: Mass Media Studies and Honors English Creative Writing. Nikesha is a full time writer and writing coach and has freelanced for several publications including The Washington Post, ESSENCE, and VOX. Nikesha lives in Jacksonville, Florida with her family, but you can always find her online at contact@newwrites.com, Facebook.com/NikeshaElise or @Nikesha_Elise on Twitter and Instagram.
30:55
May 18, 2021
Episode 97 - Chris Epps
Episode 97 - Chris Epps
Chris’ evolution as a Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Executive Producer and Artist, all lead to him becoming an on-air personality as the creator and visionary of Chris Epps Presents… on Atlanta’s Hott R&B Station Hott923 on iHeartRadio. Born and raised in New York, he lived in Jacksonville, Florida for a number years where he honed his musical ability as a singer, songwriter, & producer, releasing in 2011 his debut LP entitled “Here I Am…”.  At the height of promoting his debut LP, he shared stages with The Clark Sisters, CeCe Winans, Donald Lawrence & Co., Leandria Johnson, The Legendary Dorothy Norwood, Jessica Reedy, Melonie Daniels, & a host of other notable Artists. As a creative, he further expanded his musical footprint as a songwriter, executive producing BET’s Sunday Best Finalist Jamarien Moore debut EP entitled “I’ll Go”. After relocating to Atlanta, Georgia just three years prior, in 2017 Chris created an all-male panel web-series talk show entitled “The Social Breakdown”. After the web-series gained notable traction, as a collective were offered a weekly broadcast radio show! However, within the initial six months of broadcasting “The Social Breakdown” dissolved amicably. Immediately upon the show being dissolved, Chris was approached by the Hott923 Program Director and offered his own spin-off known today as Chris Epps Presents… on Atlanta’s Hott R&B Station Hott923 on iHeartRadio! Music being his first love, the show intentionally features the best in R&B, Soul, Hip-Hop music from legends like The First Lady of R&B, Faith Evans to musical underground movement artist like Tank and The Bangas and all facets in between laced with compelling subject matters, conversations and hott topics w/his co-host and/or featured guest between the musical breaks. There is yet so much more for Chris to create and achieve, but in the interim you can tune-in Saturday’s between 11-1pm{est} and find him surfing the radio airwaves on Atlanta’s Hott R&B Station Hott923 on iHeartRadio. www.chriseppspresents.com
34:02
May 05, 2021
Episode 96 - Barbara Colaciello
Episode 96 - Barbara Colaciello
Multi-faceted artist Barbara Colaciello began her career working with Andy Warhol for six years at the Factory in NYC as the Advertising Director of Interview Magazine. "Warhol actually pursued me for over two years. I was an actress with a BFA from Rider University working as a saleswoman at the Yves St Laurent boutique. I didn't know anything about publishing. But Andy loved talkers. And I was funny."  - Barbara Colaciello While selling advertising for the Pope of Pop, Barbara continued to pursue her passion for acting and studied at Warren Robertson’s studio in NYC with acclaimed acting coach Larry Moss, and with  director Peter Flood at the Real Stage. After her Warhol years, Barbara worked with her brother, Vanity Fair Magazine writer Bob Colacello, for 10 years. She managed his many projects and acted as lead researcher/interviewer for his book, Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close-Up. In 1993, Barbara's husband was offered a job in Jacksonville, FL. Barbara did not want to leave her family (built-in babysitters), her friends, and fabulous job. "I'll give it a year." Barbara moved to Ponte Vedra, Florida with her husband and two sons. Sensing a lack of culture in her golf and tennis-oriented beach community, she founded an acting program in her home called Inter-Act. It specialized in improvisation. Her desire to connect to community through the arts, led Barbara to host soirées at her home, inviting friends to experience innovative work by poets, dancers, musicians, and visual artists. These popular artistic evenings became the catalyst for Barbara's work for the next 20 years.  In 2005, she accepted the position as Education and Outreach Director of Players by the Sea Theater in Jacksonville Beach. Barbara has collaborated extensively with poet, playwright, and award-winning NPR radio host, Al Letson, as his acting coach and director/producer of many of his plays. In 2006, they were invited to bring Griot: He Who Speaks the Sweet Word to the NYC International Fringe Festival. It received rave reviews. Barbara's original one-woman show, Life on the Diagonal, had its NYC debut at Theater Lab in April of 2008. She then had the privilege to workshop it with Tony award-winning choreographer Patricia Birch. “Probably the most authentic piece of theatre I've ever seen. I'm so happy to know Barbara Colaciello, and happy to live on the diagonal.”  ~ Daniel Austin, actor, director, educator Life  on the Diagonal celebrates life’s mysteries and imperfections with  humor, sexuality and a little A.D.D. madness. Seamlessly integrating  storytelling, and spoken word with her original music, Colaciello takes  her listeners on an intense, yet funny journey through an  experience-strewn landscape, into and beyond the “land of should”. In 2010, Players by the Sea and the Cummer Museum of Arts and Gardens commissioned Barbara to research, write, and perform a solo show about the museum's founder, Ninah May Holden Cummer for the museum's 50th anniversary. Barbara's company, Improv to the Rescue, housed at BABS'LAB, specializes in experiential and creative learning to enhance communication skills, develop storytellers and encourage collaboration through workshops, classes and performances.
39:10
April 20, 2021
Episode 95 - Sania Thomas
Episode 95 - Sania Thomas
Lysania Thomas is a brown, queer, woman storyteller, acclaimed as a two-time Southern Fried Poetry Slam Champion and six-time winner of Philadelphia Pride Poetry Slam. She is a highly regarded performer, writer and social justice artist. Rooted in her various global communities, Lysania’s work in youth development and LGBTQ+ advocacy are the compass for her writing and passion. Opening for the likes of Maya Angelou, Angela Davis, Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, The Roots and many more. Lysania is currently working on her first book of poetry and resides in Portland, Oregon with her partner, child and pup.
37:56
March 28, 2021
Episode 94 - Rashad Hawkins
Episode 94 - Rashad Hawkins
Rashad Hawkins is an author and spoken word poet from Jacksonville, Florida. He has three published works of poetry; Women and Other Catastrophes (2017) Pendulum (2018) and Making Noise (2020). Much of Rashad’s work is inspired by his life experiences, music, and personal relationships. Facebook: Rashad.Hawkins7 Instagram: @Rashadisonarampage3 Tumblr: Rashadisonarampage Twitter: @Henny_Hawkins
14:32
March 19, 2021
Episode 93 - DJ Uncle Dopee
Episode 93 - DJ Uncle Dopee
Episode 93 - DJ Uncle Dopee
33:35
March 13, 2021
Episode 92 - Amoja MoMan Sumler
Episode 92 - Amoja MoMan Sumler
Recognized by Poetry Slam Inc as a “Legend of the South,” Amoja Sumler (author of “Fables, Foibles, & Other ‘Merican Sins”) is a nationally celebrated poet, essayist and one of the preeminent emerging voices of leftist intersectional social advocacy. A Watering Hole graduate fellow and 2020 MFA recipient, Amoja’s work throughout the Arkansas poetry scene was a legendary seed. From his essay’s discussing the role of law enforcement to the value of capitalism he is best known for fusing the art of the intellectual into the familiar. Amoja has headlined poetry festivals such as the Austin International Poetry Festival, the Bridgewater International Poetry Festival, Write NOLA in New Orleans and Rock the Republic in Texas. As a resident artist of several southern Arts in Education rosters, Amoja lectures at schools and literary nonprofits, while teaching creative pedagogy and keynoting at social advocacy conferences like Long Beach Indie Film Pedagogy Conference and Furious Flower, throughout the nation. His poetry appears in the Pierian Literary Journal, Muddy Ford Press, Swimming With Elephants, FreezeRay Poetry, and the Antigonish Review as well as other journals.
31:59
March 11, 2021
Episode 91 - DJ Pizza Galore
Episode 91 - DJ Pizza Galore
Episode 91 - DJ Pizza Galore
28:37
February 25, 2021
Episode 90 - Courtesy Bars
Episode 90 - Courtesy Bars
Christopher Donnell Graham, otherwise known as Courtesy Bars, is a Spoken Word Poet, Rapper, motivational speaker, writer, and photographer.  Due to Chris' father being in the Air Force, Chris was born September 7, 1984 in Oxfordshire England before moving to Plattsburgh, New York and moving once again to Kingsland Georgia around 8 years old.  In 2014, after being inspired by a chance encounter with some Spoken Word Poets from Jacksonville Florida, at a show in downtown Kingsland no less, Chris became very much involved in the open mic scene and the artist communities of both Camden County Georgia, as well as Jacksonville Florida.  This is around the time Chris took up the stage name, Courtesy Bars, and started making a name for himself as a Spoken Word Poet. In 2014, Courtesy along with a colleague  and childhood friend, Brandale Pressley, founded the Georgia based artist promotional group "Lets Get It Done Together".  From  2014-2019  he worked as a freelance photographer, assisting independent artists in both the Georgia and Florida areas.  On September 4th, 2018, Chris Graham, Courtesy Bars, was inducted into the International Poetry Troupe, Black On Black Rhyme.
27:18
February 17, 2021
Episode 89 - Eric JaMaal Williams
Episode 89 - Eric JaMaal Williams
Eric JaMaal Williams or Gucci Bass Phillips is a student, mentor, community activist, slam champion and traveling performance poet who reside in Jacksonville Florida. He is currently a student at Florida State College of Jacksonville majoring in journalism, political science and arts and science. He performs in educational conferences, national poetry slams, schools/colleges, and juvenile centers around the nation. Eric was introduced to Spoken Word Poetry in early 2008 after being inspired by New York poet Jadon Woodard and soon after he was asked to join the international Jacksonville Youth Slam Team by the same speaker who inspired him to perform and be heard. In 2008 Eric alongside the Jacksonville Youth Slam Team went to Washington DC to participate in the international festival Brave New Voice. In 2009 they returned more focused and ranked 4th place in the world at the festival in Chicago Illinois. Eric was the 2010 captain of the Jacksonville Youth Team who ranked top 10 teams at BNV (Brave New Voices), he is also the 5th Annual Savannah Spoken Word Festival Youth Grand slam Champion of Savannah Georgia in 2009, top ten individual slam poet in the 17th Annual Southern Fried Poetry Slam Festival in Durham North Carolina of 2009, 2010 Youth Grand slam Champion of the 18th Annual Southern Fried Slam with The Jacksonville Youth Slam Team in Knoxville Tennessee, 20th Annual Southern Fried Grandslam Champion with Slam Duval in Tampa Florida, 4th Annual "My Words Make You Think" Grand slam Champion with The Jacksonville Youth Slam Team in Fort Lauderdale Florida, Sacred Sounds Grand slam champion with the Shattered Thought Youth team and individual slam champion, 11th and 12th Annual Brave New Voices individual slam finalist, 2009 Bridge Youth champion. In 2009 Eric was invited by his mentor Matthew Hernandez to accompany him on a national tour called “Sunshine over Blue Grass”. With his mentor and a national known poet named Adam Henze, they drove around the U.S performing and speaking to kids and adults alike. lecturing and performing poetry at Dupont Middle School in Jacksonville Florida, Jacksonville Impact Center of the Arts, University of Maryland, S.O.S Academy in Jacksonville Florida, Bin Lin Middle School in Memphis Tennessee, Warren County Juvenile Detention Center in Bowling Green Kentucky, Cook County Juvenile Detention Center in Chicago Illinois, 2009 National Symposium Juvenile Services in Indianapolis, Marshall Middle School in Marshall Wisconsin, National Association for Multicultural Education in Denver Colorado, Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green Kentucky, Cesar Chavez Community High School in Albuquerque New Mexico, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Florida Coastal School of Law, the 2009 Forum Juvenile Justice Educators and Trainers in Indianapolis Indiana. In 2010 Eric was inducted into Black on Black Rhyme Jacksonville and continued putting his time and talents into the community. Eric has made his voice heard at rallies, community programs and schools around the southern region .Eric has made 2 CDs with the Shattered Thought troupe (Shattered Thought “The Classics Volume 1” and “The Classics Volume 2”). He is currently a mentor for the nonprofit organization Shattered Thought Incorporated and Black on Black Rhyme Jacksonville.  email: eric.jamaal.williams@gmail.com
25:32
February 02, 2021
Episode 88 - Christa "Fatou" Sylla
Episode 88 - Christa "Fatou" Sylla
Christa “Fatoumata” Sylla has been an arts educator sharing cultural dance with the Jacksonville community for over 17 years. Since 2015, she has been an adjunct faculty member at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts (DA) as the World Dance instructor. Ms. Sylla has taught master classes at DA, Lavilla School of the Arts. Florida State College of Jacksonville, Florida Ballet, and Jacksonville University. She has been an instructor and choreographer for Jacksonville Centre of the arts since 2005. As the director, a dance instructor, and choreographer for Nan Nkama Pan-African Drum and Dance Ensemble (formally known as Culture Moves 101), Ms. Sylla has received notoriety for her passionate personality, cultural and historically based repertoire, and emotionally charged choreography. She wrote and directed Mande! The Evolution, a dance production based on the history and travels of Afro-movement through the African diaspora. She has served as the choreographer for the local musical, Majigeen, since its debut in 2005, and as a choreographer for The Golden Nutcraker since its inaugural debut in 2017. In 2018 Ms. Sylla’s choreography piece, Awon Omo Shango, was selected for the Duval County Public Schools district wide event, Celebration of the Arts. In 2016 Ms. Sylla was featured on the WJCT series, Hometown, about her work with women in the community that focuses on feminine movements in African dance. That same year, she was the recipient of the 2016 Award of Recognition for Artistic Excellence from African Arts and Culture Jacksonville Inc. In addition to continuing her studies with master instructors in the United States, Ms. Sylla has traveled to Guinea, West Africa; Jacmel, Port au Prince and Abricots, Haiti; and San Jose and Limon, Costa Rica for international dance exchanges. The experiences she had in these countries and her interactions with the people greatly influence her pedagogy. She refers to herself as a “Dancethropologist” to signify her commitment to educating on the cultural context of ethnic dances and not technique alone. Her commitment to cultural preservation earned her and Nan Nkama Pan-African Drum and Dance Ensemble recognition from the Florida Department of State’s Florida Folklife Program in 2019. Ms. Sylla and Nan Nkama are officially documented as folk artists dedicated to historical conservation through the arts.
33:18
January 29, 2021
Episode 87 - Booker Snow
Episode 87 - Booker Snow
Booker’s debut publication, ‘Journey to Love’ is the consummation of a love seed that was 20 years in the making. This first collection of poems represents the raw beginnings of admiration and acceptance of love’s journey, mused and delivered within 40 dedicated letters. Booker Snow is a music artist, writer and actor. He is the CEO of Zeroed Out Entertainment & Zeroed Out Publishing. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, his professional background includes education, mentoring and coaching the youth through professional sports organizations and creative writing. Booker has counseled and assisted many in need through outreach and community participation.
33:01
January 22, 2021
Episode 86 - Tatiana Phoenix
Episode 86 - Tatiana Phoenix
Episode 86 - Tatiana Phoenix 
24:03
January 21, 2021
Episode 85 - Jessica Care Moore
Episode 85 - Jessica Care Moore
jessica Care moore is the CEO of Moore Black Press, Executive Producer of Black WOMEN Rock!, and founder of the literacy-driven, Jess Care Moore Foundation.  An internationally renowned poet, playwright, performance artist and producer, she is the 2013 Alain Locke Award Recipient from the Detroit Institute of Arts. moore is the author of The Words Don’t Fit in My Mouth, The Alphabet Verses The Ghetto, God is Not an American, Sunlight Through Bullet Holes, and a memoir, Love is Not The Enemy. Her poetry has been heard on stages like Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the London Institute of Contemporary Arts. She has performed on every continent. jessica Care moore believes poems belong everywhere and to everyone. Born in Detroit, jessica Care moore first came to national prominence when she won on the legendary “It’s Showtime at the Apollo” competition a record breaking five times in a row. Her searing performance of the poem “Black Statue of Liberty” earned moore several meetings with high profile publishing companies, but in 1997, she paved her own path and launched a publishing company of her own, Moore Black Press. She released her first book, The Words Don’t Fit In My Mouth, and sold more than 20,000 copies. Along with her own work, she proudly published famed poets such Saul Williams, Shariff Simmons, Def Poetry Jam’s co-founder Danny Simmons, NBA player Etan Thomas, Ras Baraka and former Essence Magazine editor Asha Bandele. jessica Care moore’s work is not limited to her own publications. She has been published in several literary collections, including, 44 on 44, (Third World Press, 2011), A Different Image, (U of D Mercy Press, 2004), Abandon Automobile, (WSU Press, 2001), Listen Up! (Random House, 1999), Step Into A World, (Wiley Publishing, 2001), Role Call (Third World Press, 2002), Bum Rush The Page: A Def Poetry Jam (Crown Publishing, 2001). She is the youngest poet published in the Prentice Hall Anthology of African American Women’s Literature, by Valerie Lee, alongside literary greats such as Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker, Octavia Butler, Maya Angelou and many others.
26:55
January 12, 2021
Episode 84 - J Latoy
Episode 84 - J Latoy
Island gyal, J Latoy was raised in the British Virgin Islands up until her arrival in the United States at the age of 12. With music and a dream in her heart, Atlanta Ga became her second home and at the age of 14, J Latoy made herself very acquainted with music studios and performance opportunities. She performed on stages to include: In Atlanta, GA, Sweet Auburn Music Festival, McDonald’s 365 Black Expo, 2020 Leading Women's Awards (supporting HIV activists), and RBG festival, and internationally at the British Virgin Islands 'One Love Music Fest, just to name a few. J Latoy released her debut EP “Sides to Love”, which touches on 3 facets of love: relationship, spiritual, and self-love. Her first single, “Feels So Right” expresses the euphoric feeling of being in love. With her captivating and tender melodies, and warm and soothing harmonies. It’s difficult for the love experience to be missed. Her music bounds to make you think of or create a special someone. The music video continues the euphoric feel and shows an authentic expression of genuine, everlasting love.
28:23
January 11, 2021
Episode 83 - Broadway Louie
Episode 83 - Broadway Louie
Episode 83 - Broadway Louie
31:46
January 08, 2021
Episode 82 - 13 of Nazareth
Episode 82 - 13 of Nazareth
13 of Nazareth is an emcee from Virginia living with epilepsy, a dry sense of humor, and peace of mind over everything. The golden thread which runs throughout his hip-hop infused poetry is drawn from the looms of various spiritual traditions to weave a tapestry of creative works geared toward the personal and collective healing process.
34:18
January 04, 2021
Episode 81 - The Queen Sheba
Episode 81 - The Queen Sheba
Born in Detroit, MI, now living in Atlanta GA - Queen Sheba is the co-founder of Poetry vs. Hip-Hop the production and the organization, a Int’l 4 Countries Slam Champion, two time National Poetry Slam Champ, three time Regional Poetry Slam Champ and a WOWps Finalist. Sheba is also a featured performer on season two of Verses and Flow, brought to you by Lexus on TV One, and has been on Spoken, a featured poet on Lyric Café on BET, 106 & Park, the Apollo and the feature length film Spit. Sheba has six albums, two of which were up for a Grammy under the Spoken Word category and she is a two-time NAACP Image Award Nominee. Her works have appeared in numerous anthologies, magazines including Vibe Online and the focus of college student’s papers. Queen Sheba has two books: From Foster Care to Fame short stories and poems too long for three minutes and Run Ugly! A motivational book for runners. With a Masters in Poetry from Queens University Spoken Word artist, motivational speaker, comedian, and bathroom concert singer, Sheba tours internationally and has conducted performances and workshops at over 200 colleges and universities domestic and abroad.
35:25
January 02, 2021
Episode 80 - Viktoria Vennice
Episode 80 - Viktoria Vennice
International Performer, songwriter and Runway model, Viktoria Vennice, has been setting stages on fire since the tender age of 5 years old. After relocating to Los Angeles in 2014 from Jacksonville, Florida, Vennice hit the ground running and hasn’t looked back. With her powerful voice, southern roun’ the way girl energy and super model physique, Viktoria Vennice has gained attention not only behind the mic but on the runway as well, having been featured in over 150+ fashion shows and several hair and beauty Editorials. She has excited audiences all over the world with her high energy, quick wit and dynamic jazzy vocal ability. Along with Performing all over the United States, Viktoria Vennice has also had nightly residencies in Bangkok, Thailand, Singapore and Marrakesh, Morocco just to name a few. Opening for R&B Superstars Tank and Tyrese and having had a cameo appearance on ABC’s “Scandal” and her own 30 minute segment on TV One/BET’s “Game of Dating”, she is proof that by applying the Law of Attraction daily along with determination and resilience, you can have your greatest desires. Her Highly anticipated Self titled Debut Album was released November 6th, 2020. She Currently resides in The Dominican Republic with her Fiancé/Business Partner.
34:57
January 01, 2021
Episode 79 - Thierry Lundy
Episode 79 - Thierry Lundy
Thierry Lundy is an accomplished actor, comedic dramatist and neophyte author. He hails from Miami, Florida and currently lives in Philadelphia, where is pursuing a Bachelors Degree at the University of the Arts. Previously studying at Jacksonville Community College, he has appeared in film, television and been featured in major theatrical staged productions "TOPDOG UNDERDOG", "MOMMA KNOWS BEST", "FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE", "SHAKING THE TRUTH LOOSE" and "NO GANG WAR IN 74," based upon the book by bestselling author Steve Satell. His first published book by New Arts Productions Publications entitled "LIKE WORDS INSIDE OF THE IMAGINATION" will be accompanied by a one man show to be featured on a United States tour through the National Black Arts Spoken Word Tour and the National Black Authors Tour. Presently Mr. Lundy is a Workshop Facilitator for Education Works, Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement (PYPM) and the Pennsylvania Public Library Systems. He is also scheduled for upcoming touring features with "Mountain of Miracles" author Cleous Young. His work and career achievements is a distinguished highlight of his Haitian heritage and Caribbean creativity.
20:49
December 31, 2020
Episode 78 - N.Finite Barz
Episode 78 - N.Finite Barz
Episode 78 - N.Finite Barz
31:51
December 29, 2020
Episode 77 - Jus Amanda
Episode 77 - Jus Amanda
Jus Amanda is an inspirational Spoken Word artist from Jacksonville, Florida. She started writing poetry at the age of eight and has since developed gracefully in her craft. She speaks at youth events, coffee shops, fashion shows, weddings, women empowerment events, schools, etc. Nevertheless, where ever God allows her to speak, her message of hope remains the same. The mission for her poetic ministry is simply to share the word of God through poetry.  She is an influential voice and light in her community. She has the desire to see lives transformed in a positive way. She recently released her latest poetry album ‘Been Through to Breakthrough, available on I-Tunes and all major digital distribution sites. She was recently nominated by the Best Society USA as one the Best Spoken Word artist in Jax, FL. In addition to being a poet, she is also a wife, mother, and entrepreneur. She has a ministry called Queens Don’t Quit, where you will find her encouraging women never to give up on their dreams and pushing them into their greatness.
35:04
December 17, 2020
Episode 76 - Kia Hamm
Episode 76 - Kia Hamm
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** Growing up in Philadelphia places Kia Hamm at the helm of many of the industry's Musical Legends. Artists like Patti La Belle, Boyz ll Men & Jill Scott have all raised the bar of expectation for talent hailing from the City of Brotherly Love. Kia Hamm is no exception to this standard as she delivers skillfully on talent alone. That's why it's no accident that she became a much sought after performer/vocalist. After a move to the West Coast, fans would line up to catch her performing with various groups around LA at places such as the Temple Bar in Santa Monica and the Sunset Room in Hollywood, and in Orange County adding her strong vocals to locally based Classic Rock band AlterEgo. After a stellar performance at the LA Songwriters Network Showcase, Kia set her sights on a solo career and recorded solo works with fellow Philadelphia producer and songwriter LaRombé of Lovelyte Productions. The result was a CD full of heart soul, and sensuality- a sound the producer penned the "PHIL-LA Flava". A few years later, as serendipity would have it, she met with and collaborated on tunes with Atlanta based singer/songwriter Reggie "K Son" Cason (groovesback.com). Kia's fans will be glad to know that she is hard at work with a new project with Kevin Tones of Melodiq Soul Productions right back here on the east coast. Kia's sultry sound is the perfect gem for those seeking a refreshing change in the industry. Everyone can expect to see and hear more of Kia Hamm. https://soundcloud.com/kiahamm
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December 13, 2020
Episode 75 - The Higher Spirit
Episode 75 - The Higher Spirit
The Higher Spirit  Coming home from the holidays is something most families cherish. After this holiday, Christmas will never be the same in the Higher-Mills family. Coming from mixed backgrounds adopted siblings Smythe, Hanna, Bea, Shane, and Lonny along with their parents Pat and Samantha, will have to search for a HIGHER SPIRIT to get them through this holiday season. onyxkeeshafilms@gmail.com
32:07
December 12, 2020
Episode 74 - Mas Appeal
Episode 74 - Mas Appeal
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** Mas Appeal is an Emcee/Podcaster/DJ based out of Jacksonville Florida, known for his Hip Hop Group Simple Complexity as well as his Brand Hip Hop & Hookah! He is also the creator and event organizer of Summertime in the City!
38:38
December 10, 2020
Episode 73 - DJ Shotgun
Episode 73 - DJ Shotgun
Episode 73 - DJ Shotgun
38:18
December 08, 2020
Episode 72 - Rahman Johnson
Episode 72 - Rahman Johnson
Rahman Johnson was the host and producer of SPLAT, on Nickelodeon. He is an actor/producer, communications consultant and News Anchor. Currently, he serves as Professor of Journalism and Communications at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida. Rahman has been dualy elected and appointed to various local, state and federal government leadership positions. He holds degrees from Edward Waters College and Seton Hall University. Rahman has worked as a radio and television personality for stations across the country. His interests in politics and seeing the world evolve to a better place led him to constant volunteerism and community service. Rahman is an award-winning actor with many stage and film credits, including: the HBO Original Picture First Time Felon and off-Broadway in Once On This Island. Rahman is committed to keeping the arts in schools. Rahman has been interviewed in media outlets worldwide. He was featured in EBONY Magazine and named one of 10 to watch during the decade by The Florida Times Union Newspaper. He has received hundreds of honors and awards, including: a Telly® Award for hosting the Build Your Future Series, the Reginald K. Brack Award of Excellence and was named Thurgood Marshall Achiever of the Century. Rahman is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, SAG-AFTRA, The Urban League, the National Association of Black Journalists and The United Nations Association of the United States.  Rahman served as a Stakeholder for the Jacksonville Insight Process and as an organizer of the Community Council Forum for the Future. Rahman is an award winning poet, who contributes much of his success to the Urban League Movement. He currently hosts the podcast The Rahman Experience. Rahman continues to spread a message of self-actualization and cultural understanding, through performing on stage and screen and speaking to groups across the country. https://www.rahmanjohnson.com/
47:58
December 07, 2020
Episode 71 - Julie Durden
Episode 71 - Julie Durden
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** Julie Durden is an internationally recognized singer-songwriter and public school educator. Julie’s songwriting is often advocacy based and able to capture our world’s pains and joys, inspired to heal hearts and bring love. Honest, healing lyrics with empowering melodies that will make you think about your life and our society and how we can work together to make things better. Julie Durden music is a raw and authentic call to action... a call to love.
36:13
December 05, 2020
Episode 70 - Walter "Wally B" Jennings
Episode 70 - Walter "Wally B" Jennings
Walter “Wally B.” Jennings is an ordained minister, published poet, spoken word artist, radio personality, instructor and strawberry Fruit Roll-Up enthusiast! A native of Tampa, FL, his poetical talents have allowed him to conduct over 1000 performances, workshops and mentorship sessions in the national spoken word community during his 20 year career. Wally B. currently serves as a Poet Artist in Residence for Hillsborough County Schools and the Arts Council of Hillsborough County-reaching over 800 students and teachers per year. Wally B. is the Founder of “Black on Black Rhyme-Tampa”, one of Central Florida’s largest and longest running open-mic poetry shows since September 2001 and the “Heard ‘Em Say Youth Arts Collective” (www.heardemsay.org). He was honored by Creative Loafing in their 2011 Best of Bay publication as the area’s “Best Spoken Word Artist”. Wally B. graduated from Hillsborough High School (Tampa, FL) in 1994 and Florida A&M University (Tallahassee, FL) in 1998 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics. He has been married to his wife, Charmaine for 20 years and they have two children: Charmione-17 and Simone-13.
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December 02, 2020
Episode 69 - Chino Luv
Episode 69 - Chino Luv
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42:12
November 28, 2020
Episode 68 - Lizz Straight
Episode 68 - Lizz Straight
Elizabeth “Lizz” Straight has been on the spoken word scene internationally for over 20 years. This native of the Mississippi Gulf Coast has held rank as one of the United States’ top spoken word artists. She is also an accomplished radio personality and social activist. Born in Ocean Springs, Mississippi and partly raised in the no holds barred streets of South Philadelphia, the way she steps to the mic is gritty and in-your-face as much as it is literary, poised and graceful. Having lived in six different states before the age of fifteen, Lizz chronicled her rich life experiences in her writing. She became a literary luminary at a young age, writing poems for family and friends, and then for her high school newspaper and creative writing journal. She started performing spoken word poetry at the age of nineteen in Jacksonville, Florida. Lizz’s stage presence and honest material is fashioned and formed from a myriad of experiences that cross lines of culture, race and class. She has a knack for turning her personal experiences into poetic manifestations that every human can relate to. Lizz received her AA degree from the University of North Florida (Jacksonville, FL) in Mass Communications and Photography and received her a BA in English Creative Writing from the University of South Florida (Tampa, FL). After graduating from USF, Lizz began teaching middle school language arts and creative writing, as well as mindfulness and meditation in Palm Beach County, FL. www.elizabethstraight.com
53:45
November 27, 2020
Episode 67 - Blake Neil
Episode 67 - Blake Neil
Episode 67 - Blake Neil 
33:09
November 27, 2020
Episode 66 - Knight Krawler
Episode 66 - Knight Krawler
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** Artistic, solid, understanding, honest. These are but a few words that describe KnightKrawler. He realized at a young age he had a desire to write what others did not, would not, and could not say aloud. A published author of three books, “Endless Night,” Another Endless Knight,” and “The Rules of Poetry”, he shares his knowledge and inspires both artists and fans alike. His latest book is a collection of 80 poems and short stories, and in circulation throughout the Jacksonville Public Library system. His second book, “The Rules of Poetry”, serves as a guide to inspire, teach, and educate emerging artists about the benefits and vices of speaking in front of a live audience and deliver their message with integrity. In addition to being a published author, KnightKrawler has an extensive performance background throughout the United States and Canada facilitating workshops, seminars, and spoken word events that focus on the importance of education, effective communication, and how the belief in oneself can impact meaningful personal change and positive outcomes on a greater scale. His affiliations include being an alumnus of both Florida State College in Jacksonville and Jacksonville University.
32:40
November 25, 2020
Episode 65 - King TraveLight
Episode 65 - King TraveLight
Episode 65 - King TraveLight
44:24
November 25, 2020
Episode 64 - Yal'Quetta
Episode 64 - Yal'Quetta
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED***** Songwriter, Hip Hop Artist, Painter/Visual Artist "It's not the easiest path to pursue, but if it's your passion you should stick with it."-YalQuetta At the tender age of six years old, YalQuetta Groover began her journey as an artist. She started out writing and rhyming, but now there is no limit to her creativity. "I started out listening to my cousins and older brother," YalQuetta said, "It appeared to be an outlet for feelings." She auditioned for Ritz Amateur Night when she was 10 years old, where she performed her own lyrics over Master P's, "I Miss My Homies." From there she began recording in a studio. At 14 years old, she wrote and performed a song for Andrew Jackson High School where she won a $100 cash prize for the song that would be played over the intercom every morning to help get the students excited about the FCAT. Now YalQuetta has one mixtape, "History in The Making, and an EP entitled, "Too Stay." Her well known song. "Out East," is featured on the EP. "I called the EP, "Too Stay" in honor of my late brother Leonard Stay. It's my dedication to him," she says. YalQuttea also paints and writes songs for other artists in Duval when she isn't working on her own music. She had this advice for other artists or those that aspire to be, "It's not the easiest path to pursue, but if it's your passion you should stick with it.
33:12
November 19, 2020
Episode 63 - Deacon Carpenter
Episode 63 - Deacon Carpenter
I am…An Entrepreneur: Created the first Ayurvedic Nutrition bar (VedaBar) in 2012 Co-Founder of Dosha Guru, an online quiz to determine your Ayurvedic body type Owner of Well+Sonoma; an integrative medical clinic and yoga studio Creator and owner of the YogaVan. Offering the yoga studio experience on location A Healer Working as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, has helped hundreds of patients rebalance their health Collaborates with western and eastern practitioners for an integrative approach to healthcare A Teacher Educates on the practical approach to Ayurveda at Maharishi University of Management through their integrative medicine graduate program Leads Ayurvedic rejuvenation retreats in India Educates students on Ayurveda at many yoga teacher training programs across the United States and internationally An Author A little bit of Ayurveda www.deaconcarpenter.com
40:27
November 17, 2020
Episode 62 - Comedian Leroy Gordon
Episode 62 - Comedian Leroy Gordon
Leroy Gordon Jacksonville's funniest comedian! He has performed at the New Comedy Club of Jacksonville, The Comedy Zone and The Uptown Experience. Not to be limited, he has also performed for Impact Church of Jacksonville, Miami, and multiple performances for the Harvest Group Institute. He was also selected to perform for the Laugh Out Loud comedy jam with Jacksonville's own funniest Christian Comic Albert Funnybone Harris. A Washington D.C. Native, Leroy moved to Jacksonville in 2002, as he served in the United States Marine Corp. He has been married for over 15 years and has a teenaged daughter. His comedy comes from a personal place with topics on family, life, struggle, and everyday situations. He is also the host of the internet podcast, The Signal 27 Show, which features local comics, and shines a spotlight on black-owned businesses in our community and beyond! "As a comedian, I don't want to be put into a box. I'm an all around comic. My saying of "3 C's of Comedy" means that I do Comedy for the Club,  for the Corporate setting, and for Christian events. In the words of a minister that I respect, I 'stay moldable, adaptable, and pliable.'" www..thelastleroy.com
28:16
November 16, 2020
Episode 61 - Yvette Angelique
Episode 61 - Yvette Angelique
Yvette Angelique, MA-TLA, is a poet, teaching artist, and proven culture change strategist. Yvette recently launched a digital poetry chapbook book, Something Old, New, Borrowed, and The Blues (2020), and poetry chapbook Shut Eyes See (2018). She orchestrated storytelling performances— storytelling performances--See the Girl Monologues, and Europa: Zora Neale Hurston, Carlos Santana, and Me. Her poems, essays, and epistolary creations appear in book chapters, anthologies, and journals. Her writing explores the intricacies of race, gender, and family and how a personal art practice for healing can lead to arts activism. She completed her graduate work in Creative Writing at the University of Denver and in Transformative Language Arts: Writing for Personal and Social Change at Goddard College. The Bradford Literary Agency represents Yvette and her work. www.yvetteangelique.com/
36:29
November 12, 2020
Episode 60 - Blu Minati
Episode 60 - Blu Minati
Episode 60 - Blu Minati 
29:25
November 10, 2020
Episode 59 - Nubian
Episode 59 - Nubian
Episode 59 - Nubian 
35:46
October 30, 2020
Episode 58 - Jermeka Monae
Episode 58 - Jermeka Monae
Episode 58 - Jermeka Monae
32:06
October 27, 2020
Episode 57 - iNDiWAYNE
Episode 57 - iNDiWAYNE
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** iNDiWAYNE artist and producer from Jacksonville, Florida. Defying limitations and redefining the narrative.
33:10
October 23, 2020
Episode 56 - Kris Vega
Episode 56 - Kris Vega
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC IN THIS EPISODE***** Kris Vega is on the new wave of artists that create multiple genres of music including RnB, Pop, and Rap. Her flavor of music  is colorful and versatile comparable to artists like Drake, Tory Lanez, Kehlani, Kelis ect. Vega began as a poet frequenting open mics in Jacksonville, Fl and surrounding areas. Always having a passion for singing, those poems became ballads. Eclectic and fun, Kris Vega 2nd single "All This Love" was the first song that embodied Kris Vega as RnB/Pop singer and received major radio airplay in Florida. 4 out of the 6 singles released have been broadcasted via Iheart Music  Radio Stations.  Several singles later and two full projects, Kris Vega is consistently becoming a favorite amongst music listeners.
29:40
October 20, 2020
Episode 55 - Nykieria Chaney
Episode 55 - Nykieria Chaney
*****I DO NOT OWN RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** Nykieria Chaney is encrypting her mark on the world through her many dynamic talents. Taking the U.S. spoken word scene by storm, Chaney began as a student at Alabama State University(A.S.U.). There, she won several poetry slams and competitions including the Extemporaneous Speaker Competition and the Black Entertainment Television (B.E.T.) at A.S.U. Talent Search Contest. Spoken Word Artist She has since performed at many of the world renowned poetry and open mic hot-spots in the U.S., including the Nuyorican Poetry Café in New York, NY, Uptown Saturday Nights in Charlotte, NC, The Spoken Word Café in Chicago, IL, Nokturnal Escape in Jacksonville, FL, Spoken Word Revolution in Orlando, FL, and Apache Café in Atlanta, GA. Nyki,” as she is affectionately called by friends and family, powerfully delivers works that do not simply scratch the surface of any controversial issue but offer a verbal stronghold on taboo and unaddressed subjects. This gift continuously yields her a number of winning titles in poetry slams across the United States. Other benefits reaped from her oral harvest are features of her writings and performances by No Labelz Magazine, Sistah Speak of St. Louis, MO, GBF Magazine, Women in Music, radio station 103.1FM of Orlando, FL and 89.3FM of Atlanta, SisterLove of Atlanta, GA, A&U Magazine, Lesbian Memoirs, Punany Poets, The Nalo Movement, and many other magazines, ezines, and anthologies. https://www.nykieriachaney.com/
39:27
October 19, 2020
Episode 54 - Tonya Smart
Episode 54 - Tonya Smart
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** Tonya Smart is an entrepreneur, poet, writer and founder of the non profit organization, Jax Youth Poetry Slam. Smart Chronicles will explore how art, business and politics intersect in our community and world as a whole.
43:14
October 16, 2020
Episode 53 - Chris Clark
Episode 53 - Chris Clark
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** Artist Statement I don’t want my art to just be seen, I want it to be experienced. My focus is to successfully convey a message or feeling through the images, colors, and brushstrokes in my work. I like to speak from my personal life experiences from my perspective as a young black male in America. My aim is to explore social issues, culture, and history of the black community in the diaspora and abroad. My style is more graphic than realistic. I believe this makes the work easier for younger audiences to digest and also so that the viewer is focusing more on the content rather than just what the piece looks like. Reflecting the human figure is very powerful to me, which is why I choose to tell my stories through portraiture and figurative works.  I want to create art that that the viewer connects with on a personal level. I want them to be able to see themselves, their friends, and their family in my work. By telling my story I want to help the viewer rediscover theirs. www.cooliras.com
29:54
October 14, 2020
Episode 52 - B. DeVine
Episode 52 - B. DeVine
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** B.DeVINE, a Creative born and raised in (Jacksonville, FL) Duuuuuuvaaaaal has a lyrical and vocal style that stirs up an influence reminiscent of musicians; such as Anita Baker and Jill Scott. Her ability to fuse multiple genres seamlessly and her love for wordplay make her an artist to pay close attention to. B.DeVINE is an award winning vocalist who has written songs for several of your favorite artists! No stranger to the stage, her playful and interactive live performances will make you smile from a healthy place! She is excited about the upcoming release of her sexy new song "Take Your Time." Available soon on all digital platforms.
36:35
October 12, 2020
Episode 51 - Kia Flow
Episode 51 - Kia Flow
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE*****Nearing a decade of living, breathing and being poetry, Kia Flow continues her quest to speak her words and learn from the “ways of the world.” As a native of Jacksonville FL she admits she's no stranger to hard times and selfish mistakes. It was poetry that lifted her veil to sharpen her perspective and allow her to reflect in depth. In a short period of time Kia Flow started to make a name for herself in the local poetry community. She began exploring the world of entertainment by being provided the platform to host a local open mic What's the Word Wednesdays at the FLA Riders Club. There she was able to hone in on her improv skills and ability to bring laughter to even the smallest of crowds. After that she began to become requested for more features, benefits, mini concerts and discussion topic shows; which landed her a gig with Under Da Scope Ent as the host of Venus Versus Mars The Open Dialogue to Intimacy. The show focused on relationships and romance and was filled with controversial questions, arguments but most importantly, laughter. Acting has always been the second nature of Ms Flow, so there was no surprise that she would get her “feet wet” in theater. She landed a role on bLackWomanDynamikReBorn written and produced by Jana Bradley. Kia Flow also began to take her works on the road making her presence known outside of Jacksonville, performing anywhere from Orlando, Miami, Tampa and Gainesville FL to St Louis MO, Mobile AL and Atlanta GA to name a few. She participated in the 2012 Savannah Urban Arts Fest and simultaneously released her EP Just Use it as a Coaster that included 5 tracks that she actually wanted you to listen to! In 2013 Kia Flow released her mini web series Going with the Flow on YouTube. Its a humorous comedy about her and her fellow artist friends daily whimsical situations. The series was produced by ZoCode Films and directed by Kia Flow. That year she also was inducted into Black on Black Rhyme Jacksonville and she relocated to Charlotte continuing to make her name reign through the poetry community there. She was honored to be requested by Georgia ME to perform at her annual Tamika Fest in 2014 and was requested to perform for Charlotte's YWCA Stand Against Racism Rally that same year as well as 2015. Poetry competitions peeked her interest once she moved to NC and she gives credit to the art form for sharpening her performance skills and silencing her stage fright. She's competed in Soul Sista Slam CLT and Spartanburg, Bull City Slam, Asheville NC Slam, Respect Da Mic, SlamCharlotte and Queen of the South Slam to name a few. Kia has competed at Southern Fried Poetry Slam since 2015 in Little Rock Arkansas to Fayetteville NC in 2019 always ranking in the top 40 with the exception of 2017 in Louisville KY where she ranked 14th place. She also became the first person to represent SlamCharlotte for both WOWPS (Women of the World Poetry Slam) Dallas TX, and iWPS (Individual World Poetry Slam) San Diego CA in a single season, where she also ranked in the top 40. In 2018 she and her team SlamCharlotte brought home the victory for the National Poetry Slam Competition. BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE! Kia also has been a radio personality on a BlogTalk including her own show Going with the Flow Radio Show. She's also a closet singer that has decided to face her fears and sings whenever she has a band or when her spirit leads her to. She wrote the closing song to her first stage play titled "I Survived" and has had the opportunity to sing background for Christopher Williams, as well as open up for Angie Stone and K Michelle. In April of 2019 Kia Flow was awarded the Poet of Influence award by The Jax Poetry Fest. It was recognition for all of the hard work she has done in the name of poetry from her hometown Jacksonville, FL. What's next for Kia Flow? You can find her featuring around the country and she is als
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October 08, 2020
Episode 50 - Goliath Flores
Episode 50 - Goliath Flores
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** I'm not gonna lie. One of my worst nightmares is working at Dunkin' Donuts. Not that it's "bad" to work there, but similar to how there's people who like being a soldier, and others who would sh*t their pants. I would be the latter at Dunkin' Donuts. Why am I telling you this? When I'd be driving to a gig, and complaining about it. I'd remind myself about how fortunate I am by reading store signs and pretending to answer the phone like I worked there. "Hi! Thank you for calling Pup n' Taco, home of the Taco Dog. Would you like to try our churro fries?" And I'd have to hear things like "Hey Goliath. C'meere! I need you to man the drive-thru for a while. Also, you gotta work a double today 'cause Felicia's not coming in." Random Fact: My real name is Goliath. Why was I named that? Well it all has to do with my Mexican grandmother who lived so far out in the middle of nowhere in Sonora, Mexico that she didn't have many books but the bible to read. Anyhow, her humble reading abilities could make out that Goliath was strong. And a giant, but that was about it. www.goliathflores.com
45:35
October 07, 2020
Episode 49 - Loose Bills
Episode 49 - Loose Bills
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED***** Rapper, actor, lyricist, producer out of Jacksonville, FL  Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @looseisdatdope
32:23
October 05, 2020
Episode 48 - Che
Episode 48 - Che
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** Lyricist, writer, vocalist, activist - (pronounced CHEE) is no stranger to the word “Expressionism”. She considers herself an expressionist, which, by definition is a painter, writer, or composer who is an exponent of expressionism, seeking to express through their work the inner world of emotion rather than external reality. Che’s cornerstone is most experienced through live performance, often memorable and heartfelt by audiences all over. Che lives and breathes through the lifeline of creativity. From California to New York, Che has had the pleasure of collaborating and performing with many great artists, which is vital to the life of a living canvas. She is the leading lady and  ⅕ of L.O.V.E. Culture, an eclectic Hip-Hop Collective out of Jacksonville, and ½ of experimental RnB duo, FRANKIE with Rob Mari.  It is with these many identities she continues to evolve and reinvent herself - there is simply no box, only a universe that she has made her playground.
50:59
October 02, 2020
Episode 47 - Royce Hall
Episode 47 - Royce Hall
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** Influenced by icons such as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Earth, Wind and Fire, Royce Hall (Chinyelu Alimayu) is an Atlanta based recording artist, performance poet, author, actor/screenplay writer, multi-instrumentalist, MC, vocalist, composer, songwriter, arranger, activist and public speaker. As an actor, Royce can be seen as a lead character in stageplays and series/films such as Zora! Let the People Sing, Beyond Betrayal, Lying In Bed, See Me, Seen, Refracted Reflections, Eden's Garden and much more. Since the completion of volume one of his sophomore EP series, 'FIFTH: Dapper Liberation', songs such as 'Blue In June', 'My Air' and 'So Much' are winning the hearts of listeners near and far. Over the years, Royce's infectious live performances have afforded him opportunities to open for artists such as Brian McKnight, Talib Kweli, The Floacist, KRS One, K. Michelle, Donnell Jones, MuMu Fresh and many others. His matrimony of words and sounds is an undeniable experience that draws his audience to him. As a screenplay writer,  he is preparing for production of his first film, 'The Box In The Corner'. As a writer, he released his first book of poetry, Rioting At Dawn, in 2015 and his second, Poetix, in 2018. He is also a 2016 Black Trans Advocacy Rising Star and GA Voice 2017 Best of Atlanta award recipient (Live Performance Artist). Royce is an alum of FAMU (Florida A & M University) where he studied Animal Science/Pre Vet Medicine and minored in Music. "As a content creator, I feel it is my mission to uphold the reasons I've been blessed with so many gifts. I think about youth who are similar to me and how my art can save lives, create positive dialogue and change, evoke thought and understanding, bridge community gaps and leave a legacy that traverses the spectrum of human existence. I want the way I make people feel to connect them to others, even in their assumed differences." - Royce Hall "A multi-instrumentalist and author in addition to his singing prowess, Hall is winning us with the vocalicious new single, “Front Porch Love,” a track that smartly combines elements of doo wop and hip-hop into a cool mixture that sounds just right for Summer." - Chris Rizik, Soul Tracks
40:45
September 29, 2020
Episode 46 - Jadon Woodard
Episode 46 - Jadon Woodard
***I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** To find an artist like Jacksonville, Florida transplant Jadon Woodard is rare. He relocated to the Northeast for his college education, Woodard's career as an actor, poet and emcee has seen prodigious growth. Though he wouldn't be mad about rapping in leather sweatpants on the Champs-Elysees, Woodard can best be defined as being the type of person comfortable dropping bars while waiting for the subway train, winning freestyle competitions at the 2012 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival or yes, donning a teenage student's high school uniform and rapping in a Sprite commercial. His level of comfort in both himself and his craftsmanship is truly impressive, and makes him an ideal representative of the culture's brilliant past and hope for an intelligent progression of rap music into the future. Woodard has been signed to labels (2012 with now defunct group Train Robbers to Boss Sounds LLC), but the deeper story to be told in his art is in his level of dedication to discovering and successfully utilizing avenues to progressing his craft. As an artist, his list of brand collaborations in the past five years reads like a who's who of America's most visible organizations with Nickelodeon, Coors Light, Sprite, the NBA's New York Knicks and Usher's New Look Foundation among the highlights. Clearly, whereas some artists believe that great talent eventually rises to the top, Woodard is a believer in evangelizing his talent not just on the streets, but then climbing to the tallest mountains possible so that as many people as humanly possible can hear his voice. In an era wherein rap music is ubiquitous, there are few in its midst who are fearless, unique and in full pursuit of being not just fabulously rich, but also tremendously creative and undoubtedly important.
39:38
September 29, 2020
Episode 45 - Danni Cassette
Episode 45 - Danni Cassette
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** California born, Danni Cassette, got their start in church and learning from their very musical family. The biggest influence was Danni’s grandfather who taught Danni how to record their vocals to tape. After years of choir and singing background vocals for other artists Danni decided to attend Full Sail for Recording Art. College led Danni to performing at open mics/showcases in Orlando and eventually around Florida. Danni built a following from the ground up, traveling from city to city in a 2006 ford focus. With help of friends and fans Danni has now toured most of the US. To date, Danni has shared a stage with Cakes Da Killa, Big Freedia, Durand Bernarr, Monica Blaire, and Tunde Olanrian, and, headlined festivals such as Honey Groove Festival and Black Star Film Festival. Danni released their first project in 2011 and it is still in heavy rotation at radio stations like Vocalo Chicago and WRFG Atlanta. Music from this EP has also made its premier in 195 Lewis, Make Up to Break Up Series, and other short films. Danni also released a single in 2017, that led them funding their own pop-up tour. The pop-up tour ended in LA, which opened a door to Danni gaining a new audience on the west coast, leading to shows in Seattle as well. https://dannicassette.bandcamp.com/ https://www.reverbnation.com/dannicassette
40:04
September 24, 2020
Episode 44 - Ken J. Martin
Episode 44 - Ken J. Martin
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** Ken j. Martin has established his rightful role in Atlanta's soul movement. He is known for fuses his acoustic melodies with his sultry vocals. His sound reminiscent of the stirring voice of Sam Cook and the spirituality of Lauryn Hill. He has performed over 5 years as a national touring artist featuring on BET's Lyric Cafe, The Monique Show, and other notable venues across the United States. Maintaining his entrepreneurial savvy through creative social entrepreneurship ventures, he hosts The Rent Show, a monthly collaborative art showcase that features indie local and national acts that debunk myths through artistic expressions. https://www.reverbnation.com/kenjmartin
43:12
September 24, 2020
Episode 43 - The Duval Spit
Episode 43 - The Duval Spit
****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** The Duval Spit has been writing raps for over 25 years and has been performing them live on the stage for the past 13. As a member of the ffjbmusic team and as a solo artist, he has flipped tables from Savannah to the Serengeti. Enjoy his albums "Embrace the Chaos" and "WHOLLY GHOST" and anticipate his upcoming duet album with Tough Junkie.
47:02
September 20, 2020
Episode 42 - Aaron Woodson
Episode 42 - Aaron Woodson
Aaron Woodson is currently a Jacksonville, Florida based military combat veteran. He is 36 years old and born on May 6th, 1983. He served in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Air National Guard for 15 years. Originally a Vallejo, California native, he attended and graduated from Vallejo High School. Shortly after that he began his military career. He's participated in military campaigns such as Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Inherent Resolve. At a very young age, Aaron began to have an interest and passion for poetry. He began to write poems at school and he loved writing so much that he told his parents that someday he would publish his very own book. Aaron gets his inspiration to write from his spirituality, traveling, singing, music, positive quotes, experiences, etc. He enjoys meeting people, going to church, writing, dancing, singing, acting, watching sports, exploring, and going to the gym. Aaron is a very hard-working, kind-hearted, strong-minded, and has a charming personality. His favorite football team is the Oakland Raiders. Aaron has been all over the world though out his life journey. He lived in New Mexico from 2008 to 2016. Aaron is single with no children. In June 2016, Aaron decided to move to Jacksonville, Florida and presently lives there now. He decided to finish up his now completed book, The Face of Expression since living here. The book is primarily about expression. It's a Poetry book that has some story-telling and non-fiction clips to it. The book highlights topics about life, love, pain, struggle, rejection, faith, and experiences. He completed the book in January 2018 and is published through Author House Publishing. You can find his book, the Face of Expression on www.amazon.com and www.authorhouse.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aaron.woodson.79 Instagram: @woodrock_707
23:24
September 17, 2020
Episode 41 - EnerJi
Episode 41 - EnerJi
Jihan White (née Grant), aka EnerJi, is a multidisciplinary Artist originally from Brooklyn, NY, currently living and creating in Jacksonville, FL. With over 15 years of experience as an independent Artist and small business owner, her skills are wide ranging. She is a graphic and digital designer, brand manager, writer, photographer, visual artist, certified yoga teacher (CYT-500), certified dance fitness instructor (ZIN B1, B2, & T), and DJ.
43:13
September 15, 2020
Episode 40 - Chevara Orrin
Episode 40 - Chevara Orrin
Chevara Orrin believes in connecting passion with purpose to discover personal potential. She is a diversity & inclusion strategist, social entrepreneur, published author, social justice activist, independent filmmaker and public speaker. Her work and passion lives at the intersection of gender parity, racial equity, LGBTQ equality and arts activism. Chevara is also a survivor of childhood poverty, incest, teenage pregnancy, and domestic violence. Her personal journey of tragedy and triumph has inspired Chevara to use her experiences and voice as a catalyst to ignite social transformation. Chevara has more than 20 years of experience ranging from senior management in the arts and higher education sectors to consulting with Fortune 500 clients. As Chief Creative Catalyst for Collective Concepts, she conceived and co-created We Are Allies, a national advocacy campaign to support equality and move towards passage of inclusive policies to protect the LGBTQ community and #WhiteAndWoke an initiative to raise awareness about racial inequality and promote equity through intentional action. This successful Allies campaign has drawn the participation of prominent figures such as feminist icon Gloria Steinem, Olympic gold medalist and civil rights attorney Nancy Hogshead-Makar, cultural and faith leaders, and superstars from the corporate world, including the CEOs of Florida Blue and SunTrust Bank. Chevara is deeply inspired by the legacy of her parents. Her mother, a white, Jewish woman, served as the lead coordinator for the 1967 March on the Pentagon in opposition of the Vietnam War and her father was a fiery top lieutenant of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and a driving force behind many critical civil rights campaigns of the 1960s, including the 1963 Birmingham Children’s Crusade, 1965 Selma to Montgomery march and passage of the Voting Rights Act. Chevara’s father is portrayed by Grammy, Emmy and Academy award-winning artist, Common in the critically acclaimed film, SELMA. A native of Washington, D.C., Chevara was raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from the University of Memphis and is a 2017 graduate of the Georgetown University Strategic Diversity and Inclusive Executive Management Program. Facebook.com/chevara.orrin Instagram.com/chevaraorrin/ Twitter: @chevara_orrin White and Woke: http://whiteandwoke.org/ We Are Straight Allies: https://wearestraightallies.com/
45:40
September 14, 2020
Episode 39 - GeeXella
Episode 39 - GeeXella
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** They/Them -- Capricorn Sun -- AfroLatinx  A bleeding heart, rainbow fueled, passionate nightingale has taken a form that is GeeXella. They are a singer, rapper, dj and community organizer. They use their passion for music as a vehicle to create intentional dance space for marginalized communities in the SOUTH. They are a community organizer and activist in Jacksonville, Florida. They believe in self expression and hope to provide more community events for QTPOCS and Black folx (Queer , Trans , People Of Color) www.geexellamusic.com Facebook.ocm/geexella Instagram & Twitter: @geexella
37:41
September 11, 2020
Episode 38 - Red Writing Hood
Episode 38 - Red Writing Hood
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** "Red Writing Hood's" performance is definitely a heart-felt and unforgettable one. Her delivery leaves her listeners in complete awe EVERY TIME. This rising star has grown at a very fast pace in the land of Spoken Word, and her work is continuously requested from venues, churches, and other various functions from all over.  She is EVERY woman, captivating audiences her grace, class, and DYNAMIC Features! Her album, entitled "Heartbeat Of A Single Mother" (Produced By MegaSource Entertainment), was released in July 2011 setting a record-breaking attendance of patrons who had all been anticipating the 1st CD compilation of the talented poet.  She released her 2nd album in July 2016 entitled "Red Tape" (Produced by MAC REPS), and the support of both projects have been overwhelming, but she is humble and as modest as they come, never taking any of her earned privileges, accolades, and support of her fans for granted. She has always had a passion for women and their struggles so much so that she was afforded the opportunity to volunteer her work and performances at Women's Detention Center in Miami-Dade County, where she is from.  She was raised in church, and truly believes in sharing her gift by recognizing the gift-giver Himself (God), who has Blessed her tremendously. Losing her mentor & friend, Miami poet, Will "Da Real One" Bell, to gun violence was extremely devastating to her.  But she knew she had to allow this tragedy to make her stronger with everything he taught her.  His motto was "Be Humble Yet, Explosive", and that's just what she is. "Red Writing Hood" has also been fortunate enough to land the opportunity of a lifetime and founded "The Write Mic" where she hosted an Open Mic night on Tuesdays in Opa-Locka, FL. Some may say she is controversial, while others recognize her for her realness. She is indeed REAL, she is the TRUTH, and DEFINITELY a force to be reckoned with. Website: www.redwritinghoodpoet.com Facebook: facebook.com/redwritinghood Instgram: @redwritinghoodpoet
39:53
September 09, 2020
Episode 37 - Chocolate Fe
Episode 37 - Chocolate Fe
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** Chocolatefe is a Motivator, Lupus Survivor, Owner of SHE Originals, Poet and Author who is on a mission to encourage girls and young women with low self esteem to change the negative reflection they see in the mirror to the Queen God created them to be. By also raising awareness for lupus, it shows that you should never give up on your dreams. Book Chocolatefe for your next empowerment session sure to change lives with her unique style of motivation. www.chocolatefedapoet.com Facebook: @Chocolatefedapoet Instagram: @Chocolatefedapoet
39:13
September 07, 2020
Episode 36 - Louie Baby A.K.A. Rich Prince
Episode 36 - Louie Baby A.K.A. Rich Prince
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** Episode 36 - Louie Baby A.K.A. Rich Prince 
39:12
September 04, 2020
Episode 35 - Brittany Wescott
Episode 35 - Brittany Wescott
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** Brittany Wescott is a Lead Vocalist, singer, songwriter from Jacksonville, FL. She is the co-host of PowerUp with Pastor Terry on Praise 107.9. Brittany has graced many stages and was a contestant on Season 7 of American Idol. Brittany is known for her energetic and powerful performance on any and every stage she touches.  Facebook: www.facebook.com/Brittsings Instagram: @thisis_brittagram
41:03
September 02, 2020
Episode 34 - Erin Kendrick
Episode 34 - Erin Kendrick
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** Erin Kendrick is an international artist and arts educator from Jacksonville, Florida. Her color-rich, acrylic ink-stained works of art and transformative installations seek to inspire a dialogue about contemporary spectatorship and the power of language as it relates to perceptions of and about black women. She has exhibited work in museums, galleries and alternative spaces throughout the United States and abroad. After receiving her formal art training at Florida State University (BFA, Studio Art, 1999) and Georgia State University (MFA, Drawing & Painting, 2003), she worked for many years as a Studio Artist and Arts Educator in Atlanta, Georgia. Although, she stepped away from the arts for 8 years to run an event design business (E. Street Design Co.), she returned to exhibiting artwork in 2016 with a renewed drive for art making and a new body of work. She is currently the Lead Visual Art Instructor at Jacksonville Arts & Music School and a Teacher Artist for Cathedral Arts Project. Having taught at every level including higher ed, she was recently named the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville’s 2019 Art Educator of the Year. In 2018, she was voted Best Visual Artist, Best Art Exhibition, and Best Arts Educator in Folio Weekly’s Best of Jax 2018 poll. She has won several grants including the Jackie Cornelius Art Residency Grant, the Lift Every Student Artist-In-Residence Grant, and the Community First Foundation Art Ventures Individual Artist Grant. Erin maintains a studio at CoRK Arts District. Her current initiative, “Artists Types”, helps practicing artists with career advancement by providing workshops, mini-courses, and templates for CV writing, artist statements, proposals, and more. As an educator she lives by Elbert Hubbard’s quote, "Art is not a thing. It is a way." www.eriniscreative.co Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ErinKendrickArtist Instagram: @eriniscreative.co
38:21
August 31, 2020
Episode 33 - ThatkidZe
Episode 33 - ThatkidZe
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** ThatkidZe is a singer, songwriter, actor and producer from Jacksonville, FL. He is a budding new performer who is looking to change the world with love and his music.  Follow his journey:  https://linktr.ee/ThatKidZe IG & Twitter: @ThatkidZe Facebook: www.facebook.com/TKZ.00
35:44
August 27, 2020
Episode 32 - Aushia Smith
Episode 32 - Aushia Smith
Model, Actress, Business professional, Brand Ambassador, Model Coach/Coordinator, and Community Activist, Aushia Smith has definitely made her mark in the entertainment industry and continues to elevate her craft and brand to higher levels. As a model of over 30 years, beginning her journey as a Gerber baby alongside her mother and grandmother, Aushia has appeared in commercials/print ads for Pink Oil Moisturizer, Leggs Pantyhose, DOVE, etc. and graced runways for NY/LA/Milan Fashion Week, Lane Bryant, Ashley Stewart, Pearlina Designs, and an abundance of independent fashion shows and designers across the country. She has also appeared in XXL Magazine, EBONY Magazine, Essence Magazine and gracing the cover as "THE NEW IT GIRL" on One of A Kind Magazine of Fashion Avenue News 2018. Aushia Smith also partners her poise and posture with public speaking and being a TV personality. She is a recurring guest on the Dr. Oz Show, appearances in Fashion and Beauty segments on a variety of news platforms across the country such as TODAY Show and Home Shopping Network, speaks at conferences, summits, and expos such as Beauty by Nature Expo and Southern Women’s Show Tour. Aushia is a SAG-AFTRA talent working in theater, television, and film with David E. Talbert, Morris Chestnut, Vivica A. Fox, Tiffany Haddish, Billy Dee Williams, LEON, Curtis King, to name a few. At the age of 20, after being told "NO" so much in the industry as an freelance plus model, Aushia Smith launched her first business, Noir Productions as an event planning company in which she created her own opportunities and for those that look like her. Noir Productions evolved into an entertainment company that services project management, a talent booking division for over 500 performers/actors/athletes, tour management for R Kelly, Tank, Harlem Globetrotters, theater productions, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, Usher, and more, becoming one of entertainments top names in business. Her business also allots her the opportunity to work and volunteer with communities across the USA. She is now venturing off into film production, signing a 4 film deal with Octect Productions in which her first movie Couples' Night, filmed in Washington, DC, with Tony Rock, Reagan Gomez, Malik Whitfield ranked #1 on the Urban Movie Channel 2018. After 20 years of teaching in an industry that she loves and being involved in a number of success stories, Aushia launched Reussir, School of Modeling, Acting and Refinement (www.reussirschools.com) where achieving is extensively taught to be maintained and not just obtained. Whether corporate or entertainment industry, it’s curriculum reaches from poise/posture, runway, pageantry, speech projection to interviewing skills and more for males and females ages 6 and above. From New York Fashion Week, movies, Abercrombie Ads, government ads, Miss Tennessee, Miss Bahamas, Miss Teen USA, becoming signed to top agencies, etc. many of Reussir's achievers have gone to fulfill their dreams. www.reussirschools.com Twitter: @AushiaNoir Instagram @reussischools Facebook: @reussirschools
37:27
August 26, 2020
Episode 31 - Kevin Anderson
Episode 31 - Kevin Anderson
Kevin D. Anderson is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The T.R.U.T.H. Project, Inc., an educational and community mobilization platform that utilizes social art to promote mental, emotional and sexual health. In 2009, Kevin launched heART&SOUL, a monthly non-discriminatory arts showcase for all art forms. This merged arts space has featured spoken word, dance, visual art, singing and acting. Inspired by heART&SOUL, Kevin sought out to create a space for LGBTQ artist and allies to address their personal issue by utilizing the arts in hopes of allowing others to connect and heal through their displayed art. Launched in March 2011, The T.R.U.T.H. Project, Inc. has become known for raising community awareness about resources that address LGBTQ communities and their allies. Since its launch, The T.R.U.T.H. Project has had the opportunity to align with Grammy Award winning artist Chrisette Michelle and Marsha Ambrosius for a special World AIDS Day installment created to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS stigma and HIV testing. The T.R.U.T.H. Project’s greatest impact has been facilitated with local and national artist at its quarterly installments focused on various art forms and concentrated messages. In 2015, Kevin announced that The T.R.U.T.H. Project, Inc. was awarded 501(c) 3 non profit tax exemption status for the federal government, allowing for further growth and program expansion. During this time Kevin launched the use of community discussion to bring community members face to face with professional resources to discuss issues that directly affect day to day living, ex. abuse, discrimination, HIV/AIDS, value, self esteem, etc. Kevin brings an inside-out approach to art utilization towards healing because he believes in personal transformation and social transformations are interdependent. He has worked on the front line in the field of HIV and other health disparities and recognizes the need to continue to foster a space for healing, personal transformation and social change. Currently Kevin holds a position as a Prevention and Support Service Manager at a AIDS service organization and often fosters motivation and sparks creativity to find ways to remain innovative when working directly within communities in need. Facebook: @kevindapree http://www.truthprojecthtx.org
37:37
August 24, 2020
Episode 30 - Jenn Weeks
Episode 30 - Jenn Weeks
Jenn Weeks is a Florida based comedian/actor/singer. She has performed in numerous comedy shows and clubs, as well as opening for several national, touring comedians including Bruce Bruce, Dominique, Heather McDonald, John Witherspoon, Mitch Fatel, Jay Phillips, Brent Morin, Ron Funches and Deon Cole. Her high energy, relatable material and stage presence pulls the audience in. She is a radio personality on The Power Up with Pastor Terry Morning Show, as well as the Chris Epps Presents show. Whether it’s corporate or private events, churches or comedy clubs, Jenn is sure to leave a lasting laughable impression! Facebook: @IAmJennWeeks Instagram: @jenn_weeks  Twitter: @jenn_weeks
33:48
August 21, 2020
Episode 29 - Georgia Me
Episode 29 - Georgia Me
TONY, EMMY, PEABODY, BAFFTA and KUUMBA Award Winner​ Georgia Me was the only speaker at luncheon for The Honorable Louis Farrakhan given during the Hip Hop Awards Weekend Founder of "ADAM'S RIB" All female performance collective  Performed at over 200 colleges, universities and schools Has performed at every major venue in America (Radio City , Kodak, Apollo, Fox, Orpheum and so many more) Performed in 41 of the 50 states of America including Alaska Featured on stage and TV in Australia , England , Scotland , New Zealand , and South Africa ASSOCIATE PRODUCER  for "UNSPOKEN WORD'" Starring Robyn Givens and Greg A. WilliamsActed in several independent films but made major movie debut in Number 1 box office hit Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail! Honored by  Delta Sigma Theta with KUUMBA award Artist of the Year Given proclamation by the cities of Atlanta, College Park, East Point and the entire County of Fulton declaring May 4th "Tamika GeorgiaMe Harper Day" Creator and Executive Producer of Cultural Celebration "The TAMIKA FESTIVAL" Everything GeorgiaMe does is all through the will of God so fellowship is a joy and honorable duty. Performing at all types of spiritual gatherings. From the Baha’i' Temple to the Masjid to the C.O.G.I.C! Always a blessing to be a blessing! Every stage is major to GA so it was imperative that she do every mic in the country. She hasn't done them all but very few can say they have done more stages. From Bohemian Room in Miami to Signature Series in Dayton OH to Da Lounge in LA she leaves no scene untouched. Not only does GA share her gift with her fellow poetry lovers, She blazes stages of every genre! Comedy clubs, rap battles, Apollo nights, gentleman’s club, hair shows, conventions and everything in between! ​www.georgiamethepoet.com www.facebook.com/tamika.harper1 Instagram: @therealgeorgiame Twitter: @thegeorgiame
46:33
August 19, 2020
Episode 28 - Vennum AKA Venny Dapadon
Episode 28 - Vennum AKA Venny Dapadon
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** For lovers of traditional, street Hip Hop, the term emcee denotes more than just a master of ceremonies. An emcee is the microphone controller; an emcees job is to move the crowd; an emcee is the mic checka, and it only takes one listen to Jacksonville, Florida emcee, Venny Dapadon's hit single, We Got Next (Jax) to know that he is the emcee for the job.  Born in New York, the birthplace of Hip Hop and raised in its current residence, The Dirty South, Venny is without a doubt the Best of Both Worlds.  His rough and rugged style, reminiscent of old school battle rappers, coupled with the infectious bounce of some of the South's best producers and beatmakers is the perfect recipe for greatness.    Born October 29th in Long Island, NY to Phillip and Debra Johnson, Venny became enchanted with Hip Hop at the tender age of 8, during the Golden Age of Hip Hop.  It was Long Island natives, Eric B and Rakim's timeless cut, Paid in Full, which sealed his love and ultimate fate.  Captivated by Rakim's, smooth, yet rough delivery, along with his ability to the move the crowd, Venny knew that he was destined to be an emcee.  Over the following years, Venny soaked in the culture and absorbed all things Hip Hop.  His family relocated to Jacksonville, Florida when Venny was 11 years old, but that move did nothing to dissolve his love for the art.  With influences from EPMD to De La Soul, Venny decided to try his hand at rhyming, co-founding a group, the 35th empire, with his cousin and 3 childhood friends.  After 2 years with 35th Empire he joined a group, Ivy League, before ultimately going solo.    During this time, Venny was presented with an opportunity to record with Hip Hop label, Smoke 'Em Entertainment.  Eager to flood the streets with his product, he seized the opportunity and recorded his first album, The Injection, and was featured on 3 Smoke 'Em Entertainment mixtapes.   Venny has made great strides in making a name for himself on the Northeast Florida Hip Hop scene. https://vennum.bandcamp.com https://www.facebook.com/vennum Instagram @VennumBCG
38:16
August 17, 2020
Episode 27 - Marcus Jamal Williams
Episode 27 - Marcus Jamal Williams
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** Marcus Jamal Williams is a visual artist born in Jacksonville, FL in 1988. He has been immersed in the world of visual and performing art since a the age of 5, first developing his passion for creativity while attending Lake Forest elementary, school of the arts. Williams' work has been exhibited in galleries and museums locally and internationally and has been featured in various publications including, EU Jacksonville, Folio Weekly, Worthy Magazine, Arbus Magazine, and Modish Affairs. He currently has work in various private collections and works out of his studio in the Cork Arts District in his hometown of Jacksonville. Contact: mwillofthepeople@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MWILL115 Instagram: @artof_mwil Twitter: @MWILLofthePPL
40:16
August 14, 2020
Episode 26 - Matthew Cuban
Episode 26 - Matthew Cuban
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** Matthew ‘Cuban’ Hernandez is a poet, emcee, speaker, and performance coach from Jacksonville, Florida. He has toured as far as Abu Dhabi and nearly every major city in the United States and Europe, performing, teaching and coaching poetry. A teaching artist for nearly ten years, Matthew has spent the last six years working in youth detention centers across Los Angeles County, currently serving as the Director of Camp Programming for Street Poets, Inc. In addition, he is a current Lead Teacher and Co-Founder of Spoken Literature Art Movement. Cuban has opened for artists such as Wu-Tang, performed for platforms such as BuzzFeed and NPR and even appeared on the award-winning television show, Better Things. Matthew is also a three time Southern Fried poetry slam champion and an award-winning poetry coach. Cuban’s favorite activity is making people feel great; sometimes he does this through hip hop and poetry. www.matthewcuban.com Facebook: Matthew Cuban  Instagram & Twitter: @matthewcuban
54:36
August 12, 2020
Episode 25 - Christopher White
Episode 25 - Christopher White
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** Christopher "The Professor" White is an educator, teacher, motivator by day and a soul stirring musician by night. He is a writer, actor, speaker, writer and truth seeker. He is a founding member of The Katz Downstairz, an electrically talented ensemble of musicians and singers who spread love with their performances.  Contact: profwhite50@gmail.com Instagram: @profwhite Twitter: @Prof_White75  Facebook: Christopher White 
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August 10, 2020
Episode 24 - Stina Jone
Episode 24 - Stina Jone
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** Christina Jones aka Stinajone is a singer/songwriter out of Florida. Follow her on all of your social media platforms and stay tuned for upcoming projects from this powerhouse!  Instagram @Stinacansing and purchase/download her single Flexin by Stinajone’ on all music and streaming sites. Facebook: Stina JM
50:36
August 06, 2020
Episode 23 - Asia Samson
Episode 23 - Asia Samson
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** Since 2009, The Asia Project has toured over 600 colleges with an acoustic music poetry act that has amazed audiences all over the country. On the microphone is Asia Samson: writer, poet and part-time ninja. He has been seen on HBO Def Poetry Jam and has shared the stage with such artists as Janelle Monae, Jill Scott, DMX, Mos Def, Dead Prez and KRS-One.  Accompanying him on the guitar is his brother-in-law Jollan who uses music to create an atmosphere that brings poetry to emotional levels you would never expect. Together they have been featured on TEDx, Button Poetry, and was commissioned by Nokia Mobile to write a poem to help relaunch vintage mobile phones. They have broken college-booking records for the most booked poetry act garnering them the awards of APCA College Performer of the Year and thrice APCA Spoken Word Artist of the Year and most recently, was featured by NPR's Tiny Desk Contest. Okay, so maybe Asia isn’t the ninja we said he was but we can guarantee- you won't see them coming.
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August 04, 2020
Episode 22 - Kevin Sandbloom
Episode 22 - Kevin Sandbloom
*****I DO NOT OWN RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** Kevin Sandbloom has been touring nationally since 2005. Some of his credits include opening for Anthony Hamilton, Gil Scott-Heron, Saul Williams and Bilal, as well as writing the title track for Robben Ford's Supernatural release. He has been a guest teacher at Berklee College of Music, a featured performer at Brooklyn Academy of Music and a guest performer on ABC/Disney's, Lincoln Heights. Currently promoting his climate change-themed record, Cicada, which is available for streaming and download on Bandcamp. www.kevinsandbloom.com Facebook: Kevin Sandbloom Instagram & Twitter: @kevinsandbloom
42:08
August 02, 2020
Episode 21 - Moses West
Episode 21 - Moses West
*****I DO NOT OWN RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** Moses West is a spoken word artist from Jacksonville, FL and is heavily involved in the arts community. Moses West is passionate about his craft and feels that poetry is his life's purpose. He is a host, performer, lyricist and curator. He has founded and host several annual events in Jacksonville, FL such as From Gods to Goddesses, Kings of Poetry, Queens of Poetry, Sex on Stage and so much more.  Facebook: Moses West  Instagram: @poetrynigga Twitter: @supamoe
31:11
July 31, 2020
Episode 20 - Damien Lamar
Episode 20 - Damien Lamar
***I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE*** By day, you’ll find Damien Lamar managing operations and facilities at the Garden Club of Jacksonville. He curated, hosted and produced his first urban radio show Taste Test that led to his music news & review podcast. Check out The Taste Test Live podcast on Spotify, Facebook, Apple Podcasts and more. Damien enjoys making music, offering creative consulting and performing live music in the style of organic nu-jazz with two bands Neon Motherboard & KTG Entertainment. www.damienlamar.com Twitter & Instagram @DamienLamar
46:19
July 29, 2020
Episode 19 - Harlem's Own: Lyric
Episode 19 - Harlem's Own: Lyric
***I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE*** Joan 'Lyric' Leslie is the epitome of what it means to be "more black girl than magic". Her work, a journey through healing and self-love, has been described as a love letter to black women. Lyric is a Harlem, NY native, performance poet, community organizer and podcast host. She has been a member of two national poetry slam teams and is featured on Button Poetry, Write About Now, All Def Poetry and Voyage ATL Magazine. She is a 2019 fellow of The Watering Hole Retreat, a Southern Fried Poetry Slam Finalist and a 2-time back to back Queen of the South Poetry Slam Champion. Lyric has been performing for audiences in academic, corporate, and social spaces throughout the country since 2009. She currently tours the college market and slam poetry venues using her stories, poems and comedy to empower youth and communities of color to share their truth, honoring the ingenious women who have come before her. www.harlemsownlyric.com Facebook: Harlem's Own: Lyric Instagram & Twitter: @harlemsownlyric
40:04
July 27, 2020
Episode 18: Fly Socks & Tees Edition - Cheryl McCain
Episode 18: Fly Socks & Tees Edition - Cheryl McCain
***I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***  Cheryl McCain was born in Ocala, Florida. She is a retired Navy veteran who served honorably for twenty years. Two years after retirement, she enrolled at the Art Institute of Jacksonville to study photography. After two years at Al, she left her studies to care for her ailing husband.  Just before leaving school her work was published in the Miami based magazine, Chellae and Jacksonville publication Void magazine. She has shot and directed two music videos one of which has been nominated video of the year (by DuvalHipHop.com), photographed four album covers for local artists and has been a featured artist at The Groove Suite Artist Edition two years in a row. In 2018 she was one of thirteen photographers selected to contribute to the exhibit "Jacksonville: A Tale of My City" at the Jacksonville Public Library's Jax Makerspace curated by Shawana Brooks and part of the "Let's Go" exhibit at the Jacksonville International Airport's Haskell Gallery. She also was selected and competed in the 2019 Artfields Artist Competition located in Lake City, South Carolina . She was recently selected to participate 2019 Through Our Eyes exhibit at the Ritz Theater and Museum. Photographers like Willim Eggleston, Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, Henri Cartier Bresson and James Van Der Zee have had great influence on her process and approach when it comes to capturing any subject. In studying these photography giants, she has developed an eye for drawing the viewer in and telling story with her photography. Her objective is to have the viewer to see the world as she sees it when she looks through her viewfinder. She believes that should be every photographers objective first and foremost.   Links:  https://obscuraluxfineart.shootproof.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Obscuraluxfineart Instagram: obscuraluxfineart Twitter: @obscuraluxxx
38:33
July 22, 2020
Episode 17: Fly Socks & Tees Edition - Loretta Porter
Episode 17: Fly Socks & Tees Edition - Loretta Porter
***I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE*** Investor, Life Coach, Motivational Speaker, Mindset Mastery Enthusiast, Visionary Loretta Dianne is a visionary with the mind of a mogul and heart for serving others. This multifaceted “mompreneur” is a mastermind known for wearing many hats successfully. She is a serial entrepreneur with a background in finance, project management, real estate, investing and network marketing. Her entrepreneurial career began in 2006 when she launched Porter Premier Mortgage, a successful mortgage brokerage business. In 2008 she launched Infinite Solutions, a project management agency offering assistance to new business owners and coaching services. Loretta has a bold strong faith in God that she attributes her success to. Keeping God first and then her family is what keeps her going.  Her lifelong goals have been to educate, empower and inspire women to unleash their inner champion.  She is a catalyst for motivating others to believe in themselves. As a speaker, mentor and coach her goals are to motivate others to pursue their passions, manifest their dreams and execute their visions. Philanthropy is something that was instilled in Loretta from childhood. Giving to others is one of Loretta’s greatest joys. She is the founder of a non profit called Woman Unleashed, providing resources and services to help and assist women in breaking generational curses and creating generational wealth. Website: https://linktr.ee/lorettadianne Facebook: FaceBook.com/lorettadp Instagram: @lorettadianne
33:36
July 21, 2020
Episode 16 - The IGive
Episode 16 - The IGive
***I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE*** We live in an age in music where individual style and flow are too often shared for trend’s sake and many fans complain that hip hop artists’ lack originality and in some cases authenticity. The IGive offers us an alternative from current norms in hip hop trend and presentation. Two common words that often are attributed to The IGive’s music are ͞honest͟ and ͞refreshing͟. His approach to music communicates a warm ͞feel good͟ vibration as he delivers passionately thought-provoking and fun lyrics that take listeners on a journey exploring ͞every man͟ themes of love, social observations, and how to handle or overcome life’s struggles. Hailing from Duval County as a Jacksonville, Florida transplant (original birth place Dayton, Ohio) Greg ͞The IGive͟ East has been making his mark in the local and underground arts community for some time. He released his first LP Rhythm & Poetry in 2009 and skyrocketed to one of Jacksonville’s premier performance and recording artists. Transcending genres, Give (as his friends and fans call him) is able to reach audiences of all kinds, and aside from his hip hop anchor touches equally spoken word and live music audiences. The IGive has two additional LP’s that he has independently released (DreamKillerz [2011] & RAPDNA [2015]). DreamKillerz was ranked in the Top Ten Albums in Jacksonville by the Jacksonville Times Union. He penned the lyrics to the theme song for the Savannah Urban Arts Fest (put on by A.W.O.L. Inc). The IGive has four years collective hosting experience at open mic venues The Cypher Open Mic Poetry & Soul and Artis(Tree) Live Downtown, has appeared innumerable times on local programming CW17 shows YourJax Music and Music 4 U as well as MeeMeeTV’s Swagsonville Sunday’s, and has acting experience landing rolls or cameos in independent films such as 2014’s Homeboys: Meet The Crew(Los2k Films) and 2010’s Treacherous (BeDynamik Productions); stage plays such as the University of North Florida’s rendition of Gloria Bond-Clunie’s Northstar and BeDynamik Productions Blak.Woman.Dynamik: ReBoRn. Crowd pleaser, skillful lyricist, poet, musician, singer, actor and all around entertainer with a heart of gold and message, The IGive rejuvenates the hearts of listeners and audiences wherever he goes. https://theigive.bandcamp.com/
42:40
July 19, 2020
Episode 15 - Monica Raye SImpson
Episode 15 - Monica Raye SImpson
***I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE*** Monica Raye Simpson, a queer, black, NC native, has organized extensively against human rights abuse, the prison industry, racism, and systemic violence against Southern black women and LBGTQ people. A proud graduate of the historically black Johnson C. Smith University, she earned a bachelor’s in Communications and organized for LGBTQ rights on and off campus. She then became the Operations Director and the first person of color at the Charlotte Lesbian & Gay Community Center. Next, she trained black youth in activism, philanthropy, and fundraising as the Ujamaa Coordinator for Grassroots Leadership. In 2010, she moved to GA to be our Development Coordinator; she was promoted to Deputy Coordinator in 2011, Interim Executive Director in 2012, and Executive Director in 2013. Monica is a nationally sought-after facilitator, speaker, and organizer, constantly called upon to travel the country for appearances. She is the only woman among the 4 founders of Charlotte, NC's Black Gay Pride Celebration, the first in the Bible Belt, which received awards from the National Black Justice Coalition and the Human Rights Coalition for its incredible launch with 7,000 participants. She has been featured in many publications for her activism, and has written many articles on LGBTQ issues, RJ, over-policing of black/brown communities, philanthropy, and Southern activism. In 2014 she was named a New Civil Rights Leader by Essence Magazine, and in 2015 was chosen as a panelist for the Women of the World Summit. Also a full circle doula certified through the International Center for Traditional Childbirth, she serves on the boards of the Fund for Southern Communities and the legendary Highlander Center. A singer and spoken word artist who infuses art into her activism, Monica has appeared in theatrical productions such as For the Love of Harlem, Words the Isms, Walk Like a Man, The Vagina Monologues, and For Colored Girls. She released her first solo album, Revolutionary Love, in 2015, and she has performed at events across the country, including singing the National Anthem and the National Black Anthem for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. march and rally in Atlanta, GA. Monica created Artists United for Reproductive Justice as a project of SisterSong in order to create a platform for artists to collaborate on replicable artwork that furthers the Reproductive Justice movement.
41:46
July 18, 2020
Episode 14 - Rashon Medlock
Episode 14 - Rashon Medlock
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** Rashon Medlock is a musician who has graced the stage as an ensemble member, accompanist, conductor, and as a solo artist. Outside of being a music educator, he also writes and produces his own music. His style is a mix of jazz, gospel, rock, and soul with a classical flare. Based in Jacksonville, Florida, Rashon has performed all over the south and the eastern United States with regional and national touring acts. Music played during episode:  The Fray ft. Adrienne Williams - https://rashonmedlock.bandcamp.com/track/the-fray-2 The One - https://youtu.be/F4ioKe5VFqk website: www.rashonmedlock.com CashApp: $maneland Instagram & Twitter: @rashonmedlock
01:00:51
July 03, 2020
Episode 13 - KaNikki Jakarta
Episode 13 - KaNikki Jakarta
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** Given the name KaNikki, being interpreted as “great writer” at birth, KaNikki is living up to her name. With three decades of writing and over twenty five years on the poetry scene and currently serving a three year term as poet laureate of Alexandria, Virginia; KaNikki Jakarta has opened for Jill Scott, Raheem DeVaughn, and Lyfe Jennings. Her presence has been seen on stages of café’s, churches, educational institutions, and theaters. Her voice has been heard on a host of radio and internet radio shows. She’s been featured and interviewed on local TV access stations. Her poems have been featured on the trolleys and buses in Alexandria, Virginia. She has toured the US and the UK and as a result, KaNikki’s spoken word performances, hosting talents, and facilitating skills are sought after by fans all over the country. Her first spoken word cd is an introduction to the voice that strives to uplift and inspire. The cd, entitled THE INTRODUCTION OF KANIKKI JAKARTA sold hundreds of units three days before the said release. She is featured on Busboys and Poets’ collaboration cd entitled Ain’t You Heard. She has a collaboration cd with Internationally Known Spoken word Recording Artist, 13 of Nazareth entitled Subject Matters. Incorporating American Signed Language into her poetry sets; KaNikki J is a success at multi-tasking, a queen of many traits, and a master of many. Founding, facilitating, and hosting 15 presentations in the last 15 years, ranging from open mics, award ceremonies, conferences, workshops, and online writing groups, this award winning poet, author, facilitator writes and recites what she calls, “real life fiction” that touches her listeners to the core. She writes fiction that mirrors real life, and facilitates workshops/conferences that changes lives. As an author, KaNikki Jakarta published a book of poetry entitled: THE SKILLZ OF A SISTAH illustrated by Bobbie Brient Jr. three novels: IN REAL LIFE, THE COLOR BLUE, & THE OTHER SIDE OF PRETTY and featured an on-going readers series entitled BURNING BRIDGES, published by Experience Reality Magazine. A memoir entitled A PEACE OF MINE, How to be the Wife of an Epileptic, Honor Your Vows and Honor Yourself. Most recently she released a short story and poetry collection entitled: ALABAMA GIRL, VIRGINIA WOMAN. As a facilitator, KaNikki Jakarta co-founded a women’s conference entitled FAB (Friend About Business) and founded a women’s writer’s group entitled Write Like A Woman. In addition, she facilitates The Book Writer’s Brunch and creates specialty workshops for girls and women with the motivation to uplift and inspire. Founder of NUSPA (National Underground Spoken word Poetry Awards), she wears many hats as an artist. She’s an advocate for the art of poetry and spoken word and strives to create platforms of safe spaces to highlight the talents of other artists. She hosts 1st Monday’s Open Mic Night entitled KANIKKI HARMONY at Busboys and Poetry in Virginia. If you think that something she says on the microphone might change your life; you’re probably right!
37:44
June 19, 2020
Episode 12 - Ebony Payne-English
Episode 12 - Ebony Payne-English
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** Ebony Payne-English is a literary artist, performer, and educator from Jacksonville, FL. She is the first woman to establish her own chapter of the international poetry organization, Black on Black Rhyme, the 2017 Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville’s Emerging Artist, and recipient of the Spoken Word Gala’s 2017 William Bell Humanitarian Award. She is the managing director of The Performers Academy, a 501c3 arts education organization that offers programs to benefit foster teens and other under served populations by creating special tailored programs for those who may never experience the passion of the performing arts. Ebony also serves on the Board of Directors of Southern Fried Poetry, Inc, the largest adult regional poetry slam in the nation and is director of programming for Jax Youth Poetry Slam. As author of the award winning poetry collection, Secrets of Ma’at, currently available on Amazon, Ebony has been featured in esteemed publications as well as digital outlets such as The Florida Times Union, PBS's Hometown, Derniere Vie Magazine, WJCT's First Coast Connect, and My Black Matters. In her 14 years of professional experience, Ebony’s performance accolades include The New Orleans House of Blues; Essence Festival; Nuyorican Café; Crossroads Theatre, TEDx, Jax by Jax as well as countless other colleges, universities, and prestigious entertainment venues nationwide. Her discography includes 5  albums: Old Soul (2006), Struggle’s Embrace (2010), EbEnFlo (2012), School Beats (2013), Know Love (2015). To add to her host of accomplishments, Ebony is the author of an entrepreneurial arts centered K-12 STEAM curriculum currently facilitated in over 48 after school programs across the United States.  Ebony’s educational background features Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, New World Conservatory, Florida A & M University and Florida State University. Through her philanthropic work with Black on Black Rhyme Jax Foundation and Jax Youth Poetry Slam, Ebony has maintained a 100% college attendance rate amongst graduating mentees for over 5 years.   She has taught invitational workshops at venues such as the University of North Florida, the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts, Morgan State University, HBO Brave New Voices, the National Afterschool Programming Conference and the Department of Juvenile Justice.
53:02
June 19, 2020
Episode 11 - Chris Williams
Episode 11 - Chris Williams
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** What is the difference between R&B and soul? Is it more than just a genre of music? To some, soul music represents a "grown up" version of R&B, for example, the difference between R.Kelly and D'Angelo, Trey Songs and Musiq, Beyonce and Jill Scott, Julius Erving and Michael Jordan (yes, I went there)etc. For others, it's a way of life, deeper than music, deeper than even lyrics. It represents a movement(Say It Loud!!), a struggle(Keep On Pushing) and even a sign of hope (Someday, We'll All Be Free) It's that overwhelming feeling that occurs when Aretha sings, or when Prince(yes, Prince is soul)plays the guitar solo in Purple Rain. Soul is the feeling we all felt on April 4, 1984, when Marvin left us, and the reminiscent feeling of Little Michael Jackson. Soul is the purest form of Gospel, without being gospel. It's honest, raw, funny, sad, deep and sometimes intoxicating. Ironically, the most valid description of Chris Williams. ReverbNation: https://www.reverbnation.com/gospodelicsoul Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chrissoulsinger Instagram & Twitter: @chrissoulsinger 
27:45
June 16, 2020
Episode 10 - Melissa Case
Episode 10 - Melissa Case
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** Actress, Singer and Songwriter Born and raised in Jacksonville, FL, Melissa has been singing since the age of three and acting since her pre-teen years. Naturally charismatic, she is described as a bright and colorful personality who lights up the room with her contagious smile and optimistic outlook on life. She comes alive when she hits the stage in any capacity; her eyes light up and her passion radiates as she connects with the audience. A star on the rise, Melissa released the first single off her upcoming EP, entitled “Good Vibes,” in September, 2019. The feel good record is lighting up the charts! Be on the lookout, as she is set to release the highly anticipated EP in 2020! Melissa is a wife and mother of two boys. Her family is the center of her world. Follow Melissa’s journey on FB and IG: @Melissacaselive CashApp: $MelissaCaseLive
42:20
June 10, 2020
Episode 9 - Ktown Kris
Episode 9 - Ktown Kris
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** Entrepreneur and Brand Strategist available for event/radio hosting, voice over work, event correspondent, commercials, plus-size modeling, social media promotions and more. Event host & planner, actress, activist, blogger and more. Her goal is to bring small business, local artists and more together to create a stronger community, not just in our city but everywhere. Contact:  Facebook: m.me/KtownKrisEnt Email: ktownkris@gmail.com Website: http://www.ktownkris.com Instagram: @ktownkris Twitter: @iAmKtownKris CashApp: $KtownKris
41:46
June 08, 2020
Episode 8 - Lady G
Episode 8 - Lady G
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** Facebook: @LadyGthapoet Instagram & Twitter: @ladygthapoet www.ladygpoet.com www.naturalwondersalon.com CashApp: $NaturalWonder Nikita Purdy aka the indomitable LADY G, has been performing spoken word ALL over Jacksonville since 2003. She has performed on legendary stages like The Ritz Theater & Museum, The Cypher Open Mic Poetry & Soul and more. She has curated and lead creative writing workshops on college campuses such as Florida State College of Jacksonville and in halls of The St. Augustine Youth Detention Center. Part of the award-winning international poetry group Black on Black Rhyme, Lady G's words are delivered off the tip of a passionate tongue, forged from experience and resonating with the wisdom of a conscious community. She also represented the Duval Slam Team last year in Fayetteville, NC for the 27th Annual Southern Fried Poetry Slam. She is an educator, healer, poet and soon to be author with her forthcoming collection of poetry entitled: God's Dictation.
42:59
May 26, 2020
Episode 7 - May Reign
Episode 7 - May Reign
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** In this episode, I have an open and candid conversation with multi-talented poet, writer, author, entrepreneur, host of Ink Therapy hailing from South Florida - May Reign  www.mayreign.com Facebook: @SheisMayReign Twitter: @sheismayreign Instagram: @sheismayreign  
40:15
May 19, 2020
Episode 6 - Mr. Al Pete
Episode 6 - Mr. Al Pete
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** Mr. Al Pete’s music journeys start as early as 2005. His first emcee studio album, ‘Talk About It’, was released in February of 2009. Since then, he’s released 5 studio albums, 3 mixtapes, 2 collaborative albums, and has featured on numerous independent artists in Jacksonville, Florida and the North and South East regions of The United States. To add on, he created the ABA basketball team, Jacksonville Giant’s, theme song and has executive produced for various independent artists, including MJbaker’s mixtape ‘Just Another Interlude’ and her studio album ‘Feel Somethin’’. Mr. Al Pete added the ‘DJ’ title while developing his emcee stance. He has played major roles in successful and historical events around Jacksonville, Florida, including The Glossary events, Rewind Old School events, and has DJed many engagements that have kept him rising and being a sought out DJ. Mr. Al Pete added also the ‘actor’ title as well. He’s been in numerous independent movies and plays, including the indie film ‘Treacherous’, which was in rotation at film festivals nationally, which his song ‘Something More’ being the movie’s soundtrack. To expand and solidify his brand standings, Mr. Al Pete made efforts to establish his new venture: Mister Peterson’s Neighborhood, in March of 2013. With instant success of the themed ‘warehouse’ parties and creating a sub brand, The Groove Suite, which was created in 2014, the levels were raised. The Groove Suite mission was to reflect the noble side of Mr. Al Pete and cater to the masses of the sophisticated style. While hosting multiple events, The Groove Suite Podcast was formed in early 2016, with Sosha Thumper sharing creative supervision. The podcast was created to showcase the Neo Soul/Progressive and other related genres of music of various U.S. and international independent artists. In August of 2016, Pete began working with 927 The Beat by hosting his online radio mix show ‘Cubicle Music Mondays’. He’s also brought The Groove Suite Podcast show to the station. Mr. Al Pete has made a mark with his various podcast ventures and mixtapes series, which includes the titled The Jazzy Girl Mixtape series and numerous artist tributes. His eyes are solely on his music, and nothing will slow down this artist from rising TO THE TOP! FOLLOW & SUPPORT  www.mralpete.com www.mpn-llc.com CashApp: $MrAlPete1
41:33
May 11, 2020
Episode 5 - T.W.A.N.
Episode 5 - T.W.A.N.
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** Emcee/Singer/Producer/Musician Born October 20, 1988 in Jacksonville, FL. T.W.A.N. came into this world with music already in his DNA. From Being an Emcee/Singer/Producer/Musician T.W.A.N. (Formally known as YOUNG TWAN The Problem Child) has slowly made a name for himself in the Duval Music Scene as well as Florida Hip Hop. Now he's ready to show the world his god given talents.   less For Booking, Features And All Other Inquiries Contact @ Twanmusic904@gmail.com
35:13
May 08, 2020
Episode 4 - Royce Lovett
Episode 4 - Royce Lovett
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** In this episode we have a chat with singer, songwriter, producer Royce Lovett.  Contact Instagram & Twitter: @RoyceLovett   Facebook: Royce Lovett   www.roycelovett.com   royce.lovett@gmail.com Bio This late 80’s baby groomed his lyrical skills for years as an underground emcee, growing from influences like Bob Marley, Lauryn Hill, Mos Def and the Motown Greats. Lovett has been sharpening his genre-bending style since beginning his career over a decade ago. Throughout that time, he independently toured the globe and performed alongside the likes of Wale, Vince Staples, George Clinton, P-Funk, and more. Lovett released a series of independent albums and after signing to a major (Motown Gospel), released two EPs. He stirred up an inimitable and authentic style steeped in hip-hop, soul, and rock guitar, receiving acclaim from BET, Jet Magazine, and various blogs. Love & Other Dreams instantly comes to life from the first note. Opener “Up For Love” begins with a delicate beat as Royce’s soulful delivery instantly takes hold. This simmering groove slips into artful verses before a powerful hook. Elsewhere on the record, handclaps and jazzy guitars power “Mr. Radio,” while “Ballad (Fly)” illuminates his vocal range over resounding piano chords. “Sunday Morning (Thinking ‘Bout You)” speaks to the families of those incarcerated, and “Hero Song” urges for leaders to stand up. Ultimately, Love & Other Dreams illuminates many sides of Royce as he empowers the listener and shares a timeless message. “When listeners hear this, I hope they walk away feeling heroic,” says Lovett. “Music doesn't change people. That comes from within. But I do think that music can push them over the edge. It’d be amazing if I can help do that.” “Love & Other Dreams” 900k plays counting Spotify Album Link: https://open.spotify.com/album/2xyLc5f4AmYBziV3EG8S75 “Up for Love” Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZI4KbnD61U “Runnin” Video VEVO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHZ7eL_d2VU Instagram & Twitter: @RoyceLovett Facebook: Royce Lovett www.roycelovett.com royce.lovett@gmail.com
41:10
May 05, 2020
Thank you/Randomonium
Thank you/Randomonium
Thank you to all of our followers and listeners. We truly cannot do this without you. Randomonium - LoveReigns featuring Kia Nicole & T.WA.N.
04:46
May 04, 2020
Episode 3 - Kia Nicole
Episode 3 - Kia Nicole
*****I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** Episode 3 we have a candid conversation with singer, songwriter, performer and educator Kia Nicole  Kia Nicole has been sharing her gifts of soul music and poetry for many years. Born and raised in Pensacola, FL she now resides in Jacksonville, FL where she is immersed in the rich music culture of the nation's largest city, establishing herself as one of the most sought-after Neo-Soul vocalists around. Kia Nicole began her recording career with the spoken word / music duo &Key of G&, accompanied by Greg Monts. Their primary goal was to promote positive and socially conscience thinking to enlighten and uplift the Millennial Generation of Jacksonville, opening for underground Indie artists such as Darnell Levine, Ken J. Martin, Salakida, Fhena and more. In November of 2006, the due released two albums before taking a hiatus in 2008. After self-releasing her 2012 solo album entitled "Reacquainted", Kia Nicole joined forces with Urban Jazz Pianist Elisha "Atlas" Parris to lend her vocals to his ground-breaking cover of the 1968 Marvin Gaye classic Got To Give It Up (Elisha &Atlas& Parris LIVE @ PEInc Underground, (c) (p) 2013). She also performed at Jacksonville’s famed Ritz Theater and enjoyed a guest-vocalist spotlight before thousands at the 2013 Jacksonville Jazz Festival in Hemming Plaza before signing with the urban jazz pianist's record label, Parriscope Entertainment, Inc. Kia released her single entitled "Been Away" on the PEInc label on March 10, 2015. January 2016, her growing fan base can look forward to her independent release of her EP entitled "There's Still Time" that will produce heartfelt lyrics and soul stirring grooves for all lovers of Soul. Through her passion for and in music, Kia Nicole wishes that others will find peace in the words and messages she brings. Follow her on all of your social media apps @kianicolemusic & www.kianicolemusic.com. Please check out her music and if the spirit moves you, feel free to bless her via CashApp: $KiaNicoleMusic1 and as always please make sure you support the artists and the arts!
41:29
April 28, 2020
Episode 2 - Soju
Episode 2 - Soju
Episode 2 we have a candid conversation with singer, songwriter, performer Soju. Follow her on all of your social media apps @sojuneosoul. Please check out her music and if the spirit moves you, feel free to bless her via CashApp: $singsojusing and as always please make sure you support the artists and the arts!
45:39
April 25, 2020
Episode 1 - MJbaker
Episode 1 - MJbaker
*****I DO NOT OWN RIGHTS TO ANY MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE***** In this first episode, I have a fun and candid conversation with singer, songwriter, performer, host & entertainer Ms. MJbaker. Follow her on all of your social media apps @mjbakermusic. Check out her website: www.mjbakermusic.com & if the spirit moves you, feel free to bless her via CashApp: $mjbakermusic and as always please make sure you support the artists and the arts!
43:11
April 21, 2020