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‘All Eyez on Me’ Actor and Music Artist Went from Disney to the Big Screen’

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From Disney to Diddy, Stefon Dominick Washington is one up-and coming artist
to look out for. His energetic and expressive personality keeps you smiling, while
his intelligence keeps you engaged.
Born in Washington DC into a musically inclined family of performers, dancers,
and musicians; music was something that came as second nature to Artist &
Actor Stefon Washington. Always looking up at great performers like Ginuwine,
Bobby Brown, Puff Daddy, Usher, Pharrell and of course Michael Jackson,
Stefon became more than he would ever imagine: singer, songwriter, producer,
actor, and all around performer.
His bright personality threw him into the acting world rapidly when Disney caught
wind of him and signed him to the “Disney Channel Rocks Show”. He also
worked with Disney as host of the “Mickey’s Not So Scary Street Jam”, and
“Mickey’s Very Mery Christmas Party”.
In  2016, Stefon was on set of the Tupac biopic film ;All Eyez
On Me as an extra and ended up leaving with the legendary role of Puff
Daddy which opened the door for him to also play Diddy in Oxygen
‘Snapped’
Stefon is also on a TV show executive produced by Kodak Black, “City of War”.
Currently in Atlanta pursuing film and music full-time, Stefon has been taken
under the wing of many power-heads in the entertainment industry, while forming
a lane of his own. He has embarked on multiple musical projects, the latest being
his anticipated album BAE, which features the musical talents of R&B group
Pretty Ricky, rapper and reality star Yung Joc, and rapper Shya Lamour.
An amazing songwriter, producer, and actor, with a Nostalgic New Jack Swing
sound that draws everyone’s ear instantly, the talented performer is charismatic
with an undeniable personality that captures all ages and demographics.
Between His Debut EP Krack The Internet debuting #38 on ITunes top R&B
Albums independently, the movie, the undeniable sound he posses and his
addictive charismatic charm. it will become impossible not to hear about
Stefon4u.
Get ready world because the era of Stefon4u has arrived!

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TRGB MEDIA: TELL US HOW YOU STARTED OUT WITH DISNEY

STEFON4U: Disney they do auditions once a year, a real one–unless you have an agent in LA.  They do a big audition once a year and it’s always at a different place.  They don’t even give you a real head start, they just let you know three days before.  Most of the Disney auditions are personality-based.  Auditions already starts when you first walk in.  I’m pretty goofy most of the time so I was just being a goof-ball.  I didn’t know how to act before Disney–so that’s how basically I got in the door.

TRGB MEDIA: HOW DID YOUR OPPORTUNITY WITH BEING IN THE MOVIE ‘ALL EYEZ ON ME’ COME ABOUT?

STEFON4U: That was the biggest blessing in the sky for me.  Getting that Puffy role took me out of Disney completely.  Getting that role was an accident because I originally was suppose to be an extra.  I showed up with my boy , he was going to be in a Death Row east scene.  I have real curly hair and I was just making fun of whoever was going to play Diddy.  I started doing Diddy voices, then they called me over, I thought I was in trouble or something.  They asked me if I had any experience acting and I told them kinda.  Next thing I knew, I was standing beside the other guy that was suppose to play Diddy.  They were looking for the old Puffy from back in the day instead of the Diddy now, so I guess I resembled the old Puffy.

TRGB MEDIA: AFTER ‘ALL EYEZ ON ME,’ DID YOU HAVE MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO DO FILM?

STEFON4U: Yes, I ended up joining a television series called ‘City of War’ where Kodak Black is the executive producer.  I guess he is trying to get his Tyler Perry on LOL.  I also been jumping into a lot of videos as well. I’ve been in the City Girls videos and others. I was in a short film series called ‘Love You like That,’ I played an abusive boyfriend that had a very secret life, then his girl finds out and I get shot in that one. Also I’m writing a television show actually working with my brother Lil’Zane with that one.  It’s kind of like a spin off from my favorite movie ‘How to be a Playa’ We’re kind of taking back 25 years later.  It’s definitely a funny script called “Hard to be a Playa.’

TRGB MEDIA: NOW THAT YOU HAVE GOTTEN YOUR BIG BREAK STARTING WITH DISNEY AND YOUR ROLE AS DIDDY IN ‘ALL EYEZ ON ME,’ WRITING YOUR OWN TV SCRIPT AND WORKING WITH KODAK BLACK IN ‘CITY OF WAR,’ TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR MUSIC BACKGROUND

STEFON4U: I kind of been doing that since I was a kid.  But it really didn’t really hit until I was in Florida and I met this guy named Static Major. I started hanging out with him just picking up traits to how to write songs.  Also hanging out with Pretty Ricky, that’s how I learned how to do my own stuff. I also co-wrote some of their record they did in Miami because I know their sound.  So I decided to work on my own project to see how it would do and it’s doing really good right now.

TRGB MEDIA: TELL US ABOUT YOUR ALBUM ‘BAE’

STEFON4U: I put ‘Bae’ out as an EP first.  It was doing really well but I had other songs that I did for the album that I didn’t put out.  So after two months I made a deluxe edition.  I added some features that wasn’t on the last one, that’s how Yung Joc got on.

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TRGB MEDIA: WHAT WAS THE THEME/INSPIRATION OF YOUR ALBUM?

STEFON4U: It all started out with the EP. It was about a relationship I was going through; I kind of just told it from front to back.  From the good times until the time that we fell apart.  I was kind of upset and wrote more attacking-level lyrics; that was my moment of how I felt.  I had her number still saved to my phone with a blank and the word ‘BAE’ so I just dropped her name and called it ‘Bae’ I started the album being mad and sad then at the end all good.

TRGB MEDIA: WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU?

STEFON4U: Besides getting these videos out, I think the next move for me is getting out ‘The Lavish Savage,’ I’ve had some records I’ve tested in clubs that has been doing really well.

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TRGB MEDIA: HOW CAN PEOPLE REACH OUT TO YOU AND CONNECT WITH YOU ON SOCIAL MEDIA?

STEFON4U: They can reach out to me on Sound Cloud, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter at Stefon4u.

 

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Virginia Native and Music Artist Taz Releases New EP ‘Mentally Ill’

It’s officially out! Hampton, VA native, Taz has just dropped her new EP called ‘Mentally Ill”.  The short album has seven songs you do not want to skip! With her unique barz that tells a story of her depression and dealing with anxiety, it is more than an EP.  This teaches others about mental health and how it affects those living with it.

“This is the best project I’ve ever made and I’m excited to share it with the world, this is the most vulnerable and transparent I’ve been” stated Taz”

You can download the new EP wherever music is streaming and you can also download on Apple Music as well! This is one of those projects where it really shows you and teaches you what someone is going through.  Suicide and mental health is definitely important and if you know someone who is going through, please try to get them help as soon as possible.  Not only is Taz a music artist, but she is an entrepreneur of her own business/record label called ‘C.A.S’

 

The EP includes:

  1. F***ck Your Feelings
  2. Snatch Yo Soul (featuring Ventage)
  3. Look What You Did
  4. On God
  5. Mentally Ill
  6. Damaged Goods
  7. The Great Depression

 

You can connect with Taz on IG @tazmaniashow 

http://www.thecasagency.com C.A.S.

bookings@thecasagency.com 

Follow her on other social media platforms @tazmaniashow

 

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Jersey Rapper Dominates Hip-Hop Charts With New Single

 

American-Jamaican rapper and musical artist YQ Dreams released his newest single “Could Be” “Could Be” is a story of overcoming your internal battles and not allowing them to dictate who you are. It encourages listeners to have hope and place trust into themselves, that they can become who they inspire to be.  YQ Dreams says “Could Be is my story of everything, I’ve overcome and realized that upholding my faith led me on a path to everything meant for me and made me into a better man.”

Fans adore YQ’s artistry because he transparently shares the reality of his life struggles, insecurities, and how he was able to overcome the many obstacles that he has faced through his music. As he features hip-hop and melodic vibes that will take you through each walk of his life, you will find yourself relating to him from the first song to the last. This young talented artist is using his craft and life experiences to relate to his listeners and to change the world. Make sure you listen to his newest single “Could Be” on all streaming platforms.

“You can’t let other people’s insecurities become your insecurities.”

 

TRGB MEDIA: What made you want to get into the music industry? Any motivation behind it?

YQ DREAMS: Well I never really looked at it as getting into the music industry.  I just gravitated towards a coping method and it was natural like that; it just took off.  Also, I had to stay committed to it.

TRGB MEDIA: Ok, would you say it was like a gift or a passion?

YQ DREAMS: Oh yes, 100 percent! I believe I was given this voice for a reason.  It was given to me to make a change in the world.

TRGB MEDIA: When did Year music career took off?

YQ DREAMS: It depends. I don’t really see my music career as taking off.  So hopefully this year, I can accomplish all that I want to accomplish.  At least start the blue prints.  This will be my real rookie year, some real serious business.

TRGB MEDIA: What are some of your favorite music idols?

YQ DREAMS: I would definitely say Nas, Big Sean, Kendrick Dagore.  I really like people that portray different visions through their music and to keep the listeners engaged as oppose to talking.  So, I would say story-telling rappers are like top-of-the-top for me.

TRGB MEDIA: Through your music are you telling a story? Is it based on a theme?

YQ DREAMS: The thing about my music is I usually create when I’m in distress or facing adversities so everything you hear in my music will always be authentic and genuine. A lot of people respect me because they know if I don’t do it, I won’t portray that I do it. I stand behind what I do and the life that I live and my lyrics back that up.

“I do have to battle depression; a lot of my old music is about me going through depression. Thankfully I am in a much better state.  But there is a lot of hardships in the music industry and I don’t think people realize that.”

TRGB MEDIA: Do you have somebody co-writing your songs with you or do you write your own lyrics?

YQ DREAMS: I 100 % write my own lyrics. I believe it would be impossible to call myself a creator or an artist if my work wasn’t mine; or if somebody had to create it for me.  It just wouldn’t feel right.  I feel like that’s a special part of the journey that has to be embraced to see something come from scratch.  So yes, I do write all my lyrics and always will.

TRBG MEDIA: I want to talk about your new single ‘Could Be’ that was released last year November.  So basically, tell us about that new single.

YQ DREAMS: Well basically ‘Could Be’ is about me going through hard times and trying to figure out who I could be.  It’s basically like a talk within myself.  If you realized, the first verse is like a song and the second verse is way more personal and my tone switches. It’s like a mental talk to myself and me coming to the realization that I had all the tools I needed to succeed and all I had to do was believe in myself and to know who I could be. So that’s what I really wanted to emphasize to people that no matter the hardships they go through, as long as you know who you are and what you can do, you can become it.

TRGB MEDIA: Now is this part of your EP/Album or do you have an EP or album out?

YQ DREAMS: The ‘Could Be’ is not apart of an EP or album and I don’t think it will be. The music and the way I am, I’m always evolving and growing, so if I was to use anything that was a few months old it would kind of make me feel weird, but I do want to put out a project by the end of this year.  It’s going to take a lot of me focusing and coming up with a strategic plan for it before I do that.

TRGB MEDIA: Because it’s the new year, do you have any new projects you are working on?

YQ DREAMS: I currently have a single called “What do You Mean” and this single is me showing versatility and the fact that I just don’t make motivational and inspiring music, like I’m versatile and I can make anything.  I’m basically going to be sitting behind the single and see what it does.

TRGB MEDIA: As a music artist, where do you see yourself five years from now?

YQ DREAMS: Five years from now, I see myself in a position exactly where I was. Music is my gateway; I hope to one day start something with people living with mental health and a single parent household like me that doesn’t have anybody to talk to; they have to keep all their problems to themselves.  So that’s my long-term goal.  And I don’t believe I will be there in five years, but I do believe I will be on the right path to it and that I’ll be making a difference in a positive way.

TRGB MEDIA: Within your music career, have you faced any challenges so far?

YQ DREAMS: Oh yes, of course. There are challenges of people not respecting their craft, not wondering why you have gotten the things you have gotten and why they have it, so I’m still human at the end of the day.  These are all things that affect me.  ”

TRGB MEDIA: For someone who wants to become an artist like yourself, what advice would you give them?

YQ DREAMS: Probably my biggest advice would be is to not let the things of others portray you what you do in your life. For instance, a lot of people always have a lot to say and I realized that people will try to hold you back or will try to put you down just because they aren’t where you are and they are insecure with themselves.  You can’t let other people’s insecurities become your insecurities. I would definitely say protect your space, stay focused and if you do feel in your heart that you have a passion for it then continue at it and see where it takes you.

TRGB MEDIA: Now how can people connect with you?

YQ DREAMS:  My social media handles is @yqdreams on everything including all streaming platforms. I have a website that I’m working on and will be updated with new music and everything else.

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Thank you Milan Mobley of Umanagement Entertainment Public Relations for allowing TRGB Media to interview your client YQ Dreams.

 

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R N B Singer and Florida Native Denequia opens up for Lil’ Duval

 Florida get ready for a night that you can’t forget! R n B singer originally for Florida Denequia will be opening up LIVE for Lil’ Duval on November 30th at Shaun’s Celebrity Birthday Bash.  If you are in the area, please show up and show your support for this Queen who is new in the music game.  You don’t want to miss this birthday bash!

Denequia has recorded two albums and is working on the Heartbreak Visual which will be coming soon. Make sure you download her latest album “Therapy 365” which is on all music platforms. 

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Release Date July 6, 2018

 

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‘Artist on the Rize: 18- year old Chicago Rapper King Von Talks New Music, New Album and Journey’

King Von is a 18 year-old independent music artist from the South Side of Chicago. King Von has been writing music since he was 7 years old and identifies with a wide range of musical genres from rap to pop. Life traumas from his early teen years to present day has influenced Von a great deal; pushing him to make music and use music as an outlet to express himself, as well as, educate others. King Von is most satisfied when audiences resonate with his music and make a deeper connection. His goal is to be as transparent as possible, letting his music be a public diary. In the next few years, King Von wishes to remain independent while having grew into larger sectors of music and the industry. King Von’s singles Open Letter, Notice Me, Changes and Influences, as well as covers to songs like Tory Lanez’s Proud Family, has gained King Von his current following. He hopes to achieve growth in support, fans and recognition as he continues to bless the world with his music. 

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TRGB MEDIA: What motivates you in this profession?
KING VON:  The main thing that motivates me in the industry is the fact that I have an outlet to get my message out and while I’m doing that I’m helping people that’s going through the same stuff. And it’s fun making music makes me happy even when I’m making sad stuff I can take a step back and be like “this is beautiful” and no matter what hardship I was experiencing during the process of writing I can say that I got that anger and depression out of me.
TRGB MEDIAWho are some of your biggest influencers out now?
KING VON: That’s a tough one, seeing as I listen to almost everything. However, my top 5 are Childish Gambino, XXXTentacion, Scarface, Chris Brown, and Big Sean.
TRGB MEDIA: Are you currently working on an EP or an album?
KING VON :Yes, I have a self titled album “King Von” releasing December 22nd.
TRGB MEDIA: How do you remain humble in the game?
KING VON: I keep in my mind that there’s always room for growth and improvement, so remaining humble comes fairly easy. I get praise for my music and my original sound, but I know there’s always a way for me to get better. Whether a cadence or melody it’s always something I can improve on.

“It’s fun making music makes me happy even when I’m making sad stuff I can take a step back and be like “this is beautiful” and no matter what hardship I was experiencing during the process of writing I can say that I got that anger and depression out of me.” 

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Don’t forget to get the album when it drops 12/22/18! Stay tuned for the album review only on TRGB Media!

Check out his singles!

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Savon Luxe Brings the Heat and Quality to New-Style Virgin Hair

Savon Luxe launched in 2014 and is based in Detroit, MI. What makes the Savon Luxe unique is the high end quality, longevity, and customer experience delivery.  Clients can purchase hair from www.SavonLuxe.co

 

TRGB Media: What made you want to go into a business that deals with virgin hair?

Savon Luxe: I’ve been wearing sew-ins since I was about 16 years old. Back in the day girls would rock the pack hair that would only last as long as the install. I was really tired of dealing with beauty supply hair so I started buying virgin hair. In college I was a YouTube beauty blogger in college growing out my natural hair wearing sew-ins, spending THOUSANDS of dollars on hair extensions. I decided I wanted my own line. I didn’t think to seriously of it at first, then I started deep diving into the beauty business and fell in love. Four years later we’re still here!

TRGB: How did you come up with the name Savon Luxe?

SL: Whew, I went back & forth with the business name for about 3 months. At first the brand name was going to be “Luxe Life”, but I wanted something a bit more personal. The “Savon” derived from my first and middle name and the “Luxe” while cliché is part of me really enjoying luxury things. I knew when I attached my name to it I would take it seriously as it would be a direct reflection of myself.

TRGB: Because the hair industry and various of sellers are in the same business, competitors can be tough. What keeps Savon Luxe different than most other companies that sell virgin hair?

SL: So true! The biggest part I’ve learned in owning a business is staying my lane, and only mind the business that pays me. Even with a multitude of virgin hair companies, I know how to cater to niche. As I’ve grown to be more business savvy, I’ve learned everything is not for everyone. So I (my brand) can’t be either. And that’s okay. Everyone is so focused on high sales, but I focus on the relationship with my customers and business longevity. I’m not interested in being a “fad” business. I’m here for the long run, so what separates me is trust.

“At first the brand name was going to be “Luxe Life”, but I wanted something a bit more personal. The “Savon” derived from my first and middle name and the “Luxe” while cliché is part of me really enjoying luxury things.”

TRGB: For a potential client, how would you sell your products?

SL: The primary thing I do is ask them what THEY are looking for and how can I best service THEM. I’m never a “pushy” sales person. I’m a listening ear before anything, then I guide them to my products that best fit their need and I give them time to decide for themselves. This is vital.

TRGB: When creating a company for women of all colors, what did you have in mind?

SL: Being one helps lol. But seriously, empathy helps when catering to WOC. We aren’t catered to on a national level, so when they shop with me, I don’t want them to have to feel like their “fighting” or “forcing” a product to work for them because I selected my textures and products already with them being the priority.

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TRGB: What are some suggestions when it comes to hair care?

SL: One of my best suggestions when it comes to hair care is research hair type. Hair care is not a one size fits all. Everyone has different likes, dislikes, routines. Knowing what YOU like best is a trial and error process. If an individual is not comfortable caring for their hair themselves, seek a stylist you are comfortable with. But the basis are cleanse and hydrate, that goes for extensions and naturals.

TRGB: Who does your brand market to?

SL: I’m actually in the process of re-developing my demographics. Initially it was a younger adults, because I was in college. As I’ve matured, I’ve learned what I really want which is more young professionals who still are into chic & glam. I can’t wait for my re-development so stay tuned!

TRGB: How fast does your product sell?

SL: Our products sell out pretty fast, especially our Straight Bliss extensions. I’m actually testing out some new patterns now to potentially add that I think my customers will love.

TRGB: Does your brand participate or has participated in hair shows?

SL: I haven’t participated in any to date. There are a few I’d definitely consider going to. I’m still a one woman show for the most part, so once I develop a “team” a trade show will get on our books for sure.

TRGB: How can readers connect with you?

SL: Easily! They can experience Savon Luxe and submit inquiries on www.SavonLuxe.co and see our extensions in action at www.instagram.com/SavonLuxeHair

 

 

 

 

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Author, Singer, Songwriter Talks about Upcoming New Book ‘Guide Me Home’

 

Ana Gibson is a Professional singer, songwriter and the 2018 Award- Winning Fiction Author.  She has published already two books and is about to release her third book “Guide Me Home,” that will be published in October.  

 

“As I learn myself more, I’m also being intentional about bringing others along with me to begin to understand what it means to recognize ourselves—flaws and all—and to grasp a hold of the version we desire to be.”

 

Tell us about your journey as an author

AG: I started writing fiction at the age of 14. I didn’t get serious about self-publishing until I turned twenty-five. That’s when I released both books, My Brother’s Secret 1 & 2. Writing has always been a creative outlet for me since I could remember. I believe one of the first books I’ve ever read was “The Skin I’m In,” by Sharon Flake. And from there, I was fascinated with story-telling. Over time, I challenged myself to learn how to write and write better—the formatting, plots, character arcs, scenery, deep point of views, etc, which gives me all the confidence today to put out Guide Me Home. This is my BEST work to date, and it’s completely different from any other story I’ve written. It’s an Inspirational Romance—borderline, Christian Fiction (Got too much cursing in it to be officially qualified as that LOL) Looking back on all of the stories I’ve done, reminds me of how much I’ve grown as a writer and the evolution shows, even from my previous two books that I have out.

My journey is still writing itself, but I can say that right now, where I am, I couldn’t be happier. I’m definitely not where I used to be and I’m certainly looking forward to where I’m going.

 

So, you have written other books in the past. What genre are they?

AG: The other two novels are considered Urban Dramas.

The title is really catchy. How did you come up with the title?

AG: Guide Me Home came about when I was watching Tyler Perry’s, “Temptation: Confession of a Marriage Counselor.” The end credits were scrolling by and for once, I was actually paying attention to them. One of the songs listed was called “Guide Me Home” and that’s when it hit me. I was like, ‘that’s the name of the book.’ It makes all the sense in the world.

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When writing this book, what were your inspirations behind it?

AG: The book started off with me just wanting to write something similar to what Tyler Perry did when he released Good Deeds. So, it was originally going to be talking about homelessness and helping those in need, but after three years of revisiting the manuscript and the need to feel connected to it, it shifted into something more than just homelessness. Its theme is on the topic of Childhood Emotional Trauma and its effects of it into adulthood. I think many of us, on some level, will and can find ourselves in the storyline. When I did my research on what Childhood Emotional Trauma was, it blew my mind away. The things I found, had me nodding in agreement because I could see myself or someone else. This helped me to also write my character’s, Devin and Faith, better because they suffered greatly behind this particular issue. It’s a subject that’s rarely discussed and if you were to ask someone if they knew what it was, 9 times out of 10, they would not know unless you went down the list of symptoms.

 

It’s a great mental health piece, especially advocating for emotional health in African-American men. So that’s where the biggest inspiration came from—just learning about what that looks like amongst many other things and being able to put it into story form.

 

As a published author, what challenges do you find? (If any)

AG: In the beginning, when I first considered publishing my stories, I didn’t understand how much work I needed to put behind it, like focusing on your target market, making necessary edits, saving money to be able to take care of the small stuff, marketing and promotion etc. So, the first two novels didn’t work out so well, but with Guide Me Home, I’m revisiting those lessons and applying them to this particular project which seems to be helping. A lot of preparation has gone into making this book a potential bestseller. With God, all things are possible. I’m claiming it.

 

Let’s talk about your Book Launch event for next month. How long did it take for you to plan the event?

AG: I started planning for the book launch sometime in December of 2017. Everything I do has to make sense and be done with quality and with order. So far, it has been a solid nine months of planning for the big day. I have quite a few things happening that I don’t think has really ever been done for a book launch party. I’m excited about it.

 

What makes this event stand out than any other book launch events?

AG: I think the biggest thing that stands out for this event is the fact that I’m including a one act play; where I have a few people acting out a scene from a chapter from the book to give people a visual of what they’re about to read. I have not heard or seen that done before. Also, most authors are not singers. I am. I have written a song for the book, (soundtrack single) which I will be performing on that day as well. It’s called ‘Thankful.’ It’ll be available when the pre-order drops.

 

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I find it amazing that you are having the event on your birthday! How amazing!

AG: Yes! My birthday is actually the 26th of October but it falls on a Friday, so I chose the 27th because you know most people are available on weekends. LOL But I’m including my birthday because this is a major thing for me. I’ll be turning 31. When I turned 30, I told myself that I have to make this decade count, and doing this book and launch is a part of that declaration. So yes, I get a two for one deal.

 

What do you want readers to take away when reading your book?

AG: This is kind of a loaded question. Hmm. I want people to take away that no matter the adversities, the situations or circumstances standing against you, that there is a power within that is ready and willing to help you overcome. I want people to know that in life, it’s important to have the right people around you, especially when facing difficult and dark times and to understand how important Faith, Grace, and Forgiveness is to one’s healing.

 

I was looking on your website and I see that you have a book launch team for your new book. Tell us more about that.

AG: My Launch team is pretty cool. It’s about fifteen of us total. I decided to create a launch team for this book because I understand that I cannot do all of this by myself. It can get pretty stressful. It takes a village to really make something successful. Ooo that rhymed. But anyway, I can post and shout to the mountains all day long about the book, however, people get tired of hearing it from just one person, right? So why not include others who equally believe in what I’m doing to help push the product to the masses? And that’s what the team is all about. They’re helping me to succeed because they believe in the story just as much as I do.

Do you have any goals for the book? Media appearances? Interviews? Book tours?

AG: Yes. I definitely have plans to market and promote to local news stations, do podcasts interviews, blog interviews and hopefully reach two national TV shows like The Real and Sister Circle. Book tour is definitely in the works all along the east coast. And if things go right, maybe a stage a play or movie deal.

 

Being an author can have its ups and downs. What do you believe is the best way to remain humble as an author when things can be challenging?

AG: Best way to stay humble is to always know you have more growing and learning to do. You’re never done evolving or expanding in your writing. Something or someone new always comes along and can easily take your spot. In the words of Kendrick Lamar “Sit down, be Humble.” Reality is, things can go either way.

 

Where do you see yourself five years from now? Ten years from now?

AG: Five years from now, I see myself growing and being able to build an empire from this book alone. Ten years, maybe be on the same caliber of Oprah or somebody.

 

Who are some of your favorite authors?

AG: I don’t have many, but I would say Eric Jerome Dickey and Devon Franklin. That could change later, though.

 

How can readers connect with you? How can they pre-order your new book?

AG: Readers can connect with me by visiting my website at www.officialanagibson.com. All of my social media buttons are available on there. Guide Me Home pre-orders will be available September 12, 2018 wherever books are sold. Official release date is October 22, 2018.

 

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You are Definitely One in a Million: RIP Sweet Aaliyah

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“Your love is a one in a million, it goes on and on and on, You give me a really good feeling, all day long” ~Aaliyah

The Princess of R n B was definitely a one in a million.  Only 22 years old when she departed this Earth.  She had some banging albums and songs that will make you fall in love all over again.  You will never be forgotten! RIP baby girl! Here are some of Aaliyah’s hottest hits on her albums.  

We Need a Resolution

Are you that Somebody

4 Page Letter

Rock the Boat

One in a Million

Age Aint Nothin but a Number

Back N Forth

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Its a New Era; DJ The New Era Mixes up Style and Flava!

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Describe DJ New Era in three words

God Fearing Man

How did you get into the entertainment industry of becoming a DJ? Did it come natural to you?                 

I started off as the bootleg Cd guy in high school. When i went to college it was brought to someone’s attention I was the guy who had all the music and the rest feel into place!

What is usually playing on your playlist currently?

On my playlist i usually keep 3 Dj Drama mixtapes and J Cole is a must!

Since you are in the entertainment industry with up and coming artists; new and old, what are some of your favorite songs and artists right now?

My favorite new artist and song would have to be Jaden Smith – Icon. I am also feeling Juice Wrld.

I’m curious on how you came up with the name “New Era” Inquiring minds want to know. Lol

My name came about from wearing hats. I own over 300 Fitted Caps. Every time i Dj i would always have on a different Fitted Cap, so a buddy of mine said my name should be Dj New Era. I had the name Dj Fitted Cap, which someone said was very corny. LOL I changed it up to Dj New Era because of the New Era hats.

When and where was your first gig as a DJ?

My first gig took place in Huntsville, AL. A homie of mine from college had a house party. It was a trainwreck as far as me Djin goes lol.

What type of events do you DJ at?

I Dj Clubs, College events, Private events hell any kid of event that will help me grow as a Dj

Now for mixing and scratching, do you prefer to mix the old school with the new school for flava or the new school with the new school and the old with the old?

                 I prefer to mix the old school with the new school because the old school is what paved the way for the new school. As a Dj its my job to create a story for you while on the dance floor. You never know to a certain the age of the crowd until you drop records.

Who are some of your favorite influencers?

 Dj Jazzy Jeff, Dj Drama & Funk Master Flex

What keeps you motivated and inspired to continue your love for what you are doing?

My family, most definitely.

If you had to battle at a competition for Djing, who would you want to go up against and why?

I would want to go up against Funk Master Flex. His style is similar to mine. The way he brings records in and his voice is what makes him stand out as Dj. Plus I believe my Serato Crates can compete with his.

Does beats and rhythm come to you naturally or did you have to study sounds when mixing?

 It comes to me naturally. Once you get a fill of the crowd an what tempo they moving to, It because easier to create your set for the night

How can readers connect with you?

IG @TheDjNewEra  Facebook @TheDjNewEra

      WWW.FITTEDCAPLOW.COM

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Don’t Be Insecure!

When I tell you that watching Insecure was the best thing that happened to me, I was definitely telling the truth!  Everyone always kept talking about it but I never really payed it any mind.  Then I took it upon myself to get HBO and catch up on the first two seasons which took me exactly two days to watch!I was addicted after that and I definitely was looking forward to the new season!

 

Issa Rae, writer and executive director of the hit comedy series “Insecure” was first aired in 2016.  Since the show has taken off, she has won two Global Globe awards and been nominated for an Emmy Award.  Issa created her first you tube series called “Awkward Black Girl” which got the attention from people and media.  Season 3 of “Insecure” was renewed last year and it’s on it’s second episode of the new season.  This comedy series is not just any regular TV series you would normally watch on TV, but it’s about a black girl who is still trying to find herself even in insecure situations; relationships preferably.   Sometimes you may feel awkward at times and question yourself if the risk is even worth it.  Issa is the main star and I can say she definitely has a way with works and acting ability because she can make you laugh in a heartbeat!  The theme for this season is “Know Better! Do Better!”

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If you aren’t woke on this show, then I need you to not sleep on it.  Missed the first two seasons? Don’t worry, you can watch them on the HBO app or on Demand.  Insecure comes on every Sunday at 10:30 pm on HBO.

 

 

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