Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The SamOffThaRecord Experience Season 2 Ep. 1 "When Dreamers Collide"

"When Dreamers Collide" New York Edition
"We are much more powerful than we think we are. Let’s use this power, use the strength that everyone has when he/she is following his/her real Bliss, Personal Legend, you name it.
We are the dreamers, but we are also the revolution.
Dreams are not negotiable. Dreamers can’t be tamed." -Paulo Coelho

After an experimental Season 1 I took some time to work on a few projects, change my hair color, learn a few life lessons, and well. live a little. I also had some time to figure out what direction I wanted to move towards with The SOTR Experience Season 2. As most of you know by now, I'm not particularly the most predictable, technical, or planned out individual. I work and create out of energy, intuition, and experiences that inspire me. I'm a lover of raw, real ass life, people, and freedom. I decided to incorporate those exact ingredients into Season 2.

Monday, November 10, 2014

FAST AND FIERCE- HOW I GOT SILVER/GRAY HAIR





Happy Monday beautiful people!!! I'm back with a new Fast and Fierce video. I've had alot of questions about my silver/gray hair and how I was able to get this color. Honestly I never planned to end up with this color, it was like a complete accident. I did it myself, so I decided to share with you my method of doing it! Any who have a super awesome day and let me know if you have any video requests or drop your comments!
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

IN MY CRATEBOX: JOSHUA HEART- FAME TEASER


You should know by know that I always have my ears on a hunt for dope music.  Always excited to hear new sounds wether it's indie, up and coming, mainstream, whatever.  Music moves me!! I've heard about Joshua Heart plenty times, even saw him perform once and he blew my mind.  The kid had the energy, the moves like Jagger and an undeniable stage presence.  I'm excited to announce that we have a premiere here of his teaser promo video for his up and coming full length video for "FAME".  I love rock and roll so this visual got me pumped up.  So hit play and get excited about Joshua Heart.  I foresee many great things coming from him!

Named "the next Lenny Kravitz", Joshua Heart is a songwriter turned
"Hip-Rock" artists working with producers and artists such as Dark Child, Mariah Carey, Ciara, Quamé and HItBoy just to name a few. 
Fresh of this years A3C Hip-Hop stage, Joshua Heart has the charisma and tenacity to capture the masses like a pro!  
With the vocal soul reminiscent of Fred Durst and Steven Tyler, Joshua Heart produces a unique balance between alternative Rock and R&B 808 Beats. 
Today Joshua Heart released one of his Official EP Promo Music Video "FAME" and premiered his EP titled "The Heart and The Soul" now available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, GooglePlay, Soundcloud and various online radio stations.

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Monday, November 3, 2014

3 COOL HEADWRAPS UNDER 8 MINUTES USING A DRESS, A SKIRT, AND LEGGINGS!! #FASTANDFIERCE


I get a lot of questions about my style, about my hair, about stuff I wear, and makeup.  I often feel awkward answering questions because by no means do I consider myself a fashionista or a makeup guru or beauty consultant.  In all reality I just get really creative and use what I have.  I make shit up and just rock it with tons of confidence.  To be honest, I've been working so hard for the past years building my company and being a single mom that splurging on things for myself is not in my means at times so I decided to create a web series titled #Fastandfierce for fellow hustling, grinding women on the go who want some advice and ideas on how I keep my style edgy and fresh.  Hope you dig it my ladies.  I will be posting weekly videos.  If you have any questions or video requests holler at me!! Here's my first #fastandfierce video!! I show you how to make 3 Cool Headwraps Under 8 Minutes using a dress, a skirt, and leggings!! Stay Fly!!
     
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"FOOLS GOLD" VIDEO RELEASE - HERO THE BAND


The anticipation came to an end this past Friday which was also Halloween night for the awaited video release of rising Atlanta rock/pop group, Hero The Band. The 'Fool's Gold' visual directed by the band themselves along with Demondre Hudson, and Jake Heart was unveiled  at Golden Glide skating rink in the form of a Halloween party.  “We wanted to create something memorable that is beyond the typical music video of today”, stated bassist Jerramy Barnett.  “It’s a wild musical infusion of Austin Powers and the Hunger Games mixed together on  roller skates.”


Hero The Band is comprised of four blood brothers whose jaw dropping epic live performances have rapidly built a loud and loyal fan base.  Justin, Jerramy, DJ, and Nick Barnett combine infectious guitar rifs and electro pop synthesizers, with layered harmonies and melodies to create a unique sound of their own.    Their new single, “Fools Gold” has quickly drawn attention with fans and radio station DJs on a national level.    



Of course you know I attended the video release which was a blast  since I had to peep my little cameo in the video, which only caused me a few bruises from busting my ass while skating! But hey, I won't complain, it was an awesome experience. Hero The Band is on their way to greatness and  witnessing their growth is a beautiful thing. So check it out my friends! Hit play, share, and tell your mama, your auntie, and your grandaddy that the Heroes are here to rock the world!! 
  
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Behind The Scenes Of 'Fool's Gold' video -----> Here

 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

YES FOR MALCOLM DIGGS!! YES FOR BLACK MESH COVER UPS!


I don't consider myself a fashionista.  I won't sit here and tell you that I'm in tune with what's going on in the fashion world or what brands are hot, but I will tell you that I know what I like to wear and I do know how to rock my personal style with confidence.  I would say my style is "wear whatever the fuck I want, wear what I have in my reach, wear it with confidence and make it work!"  Now that we've got that out of the way, I can share my excitement about this sheer black mesh cover up my awesomely talented friend Malcolm Diggs gifted me last weekend while I was visiting New York.   I woke up this morning feeling daring, provocative, and fierce. I decided I would rock my cover up with a black bra and black spandex shorts on this lovely Saturday.  Fall is here, it's beginning to get cool and I better make use of this piece now.  I love wearing black, I would say my closet is 90% black clothes, which is even the more reason this cover up has me going crazy! Malcolm is a rising designer in New York City and I'm a big fan of his work.  The kid works so freaking hard and creates some amazing custom pieces.  His pieces are so bold and daring! While he continues to create cool clothes and work on his new line, you can check out some of his amaze-ball pieces on his site and even order now! One of my favorite piece of his collection besides the one I'm wearing now is the Frida Fringe Dress!! That dress is wicked!! It's definitely in my wish list!!  I love sharing cool stuff I find with all of you! So if you love it, let me know!! Stay cool & LIVE.CREATE.INSPIRE!!

Shop Malcolm's Closet HERE.


The Frida Fringe Dress!! 
                                                     

Friday, October 17, 2014

'SOUL REBELS' SMASHCORE GOES TO SERENBE

From the city to the country.  
There's something going on in Atlanta. It's called Smashcore.  As of lately I've been working on a few new things with a few amazing people.  As anxious as I am to share all of the details of what's going on, I have to be patient and just show you all!! January 5th, 2015 will be the launch of Smashcore!! Until then, I want to share a cool experience we had a couple weeks ago.  The Smashcore team and a few other creative pals of mine including Willie Hyn, Vintage Nation, and Buckheadthread and of course my little mini me CJ  took a field trip to the beautiful escape of Serenbe to work on a project. 


I had never been to such a place as peaceful and beautiful as Serenbe. I wasn't even aware that it existed just 45 minutes south of the city. Serenbe is a community focused on the elements of a well-lived life: arts for inspiration, agriculture for nourishment, health for wellbeing and education for awareness.  Serenbe has a 25 acre organic farm, an outdoor theatre, tree houses, farm animals, and really friendly people who reside in the community.  Being exposed to such a beautiful place gave me a new perspective.  It brought a feeling of peace and new found inspiration to continue creating. 

We were at Serenbe to capture visuals for a project.  While we were there we took the time to jam out for a bit.  We explored the "paradise" as Cj described it and gather inspiration and motivation to continue on each of our distinct journeys.  Cj and I had a blast jumping on a trampoline we came upon and petting the animals at the petting zoo.  We all played like big kids in the tree houses and open fields.  

These are some of the images Smashcore gathered from our little escape.  Nature is such a soothing and necessary thing for the soul.  If you're in the city and need a little getaway for your soul, take a little trip down to Serenbe! Stay tuned for more updates on Smashcore!

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