Monday, June 9, 2014

Maya Angelou An Angel Has Lifted Her Wings and Flown Away

  1. Maya Angelou was an African-American author, poet, dancer, and singer. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and several books of poetry, She was credited with a list of plays, movies and TV shows as well as books that Inspire and educate women. She was a gracious woman and a great African-American who will always be remembered for all the great things she has done and  written. Her book inspired me to write my first church play from a poem she wrote called I'll Rise. She had a lot of wisdom about the days before us and her mission was to educate us as a people by making us aware of our value as people and to remind us where we came from how we had to fight to get there. She lived through a age of slavery where black men were separated from their wife's and family's beaten & sold for dollars to never be seen again a age where men were killed or maimed for feeding their family's. where jobs were scare because there were no black business owners and some stores were all white and cars were only a few thousand dollars and black people picked cotton for a living. slaughtered hogs and rang the necks of chicken's and fried them up, They also cooked things like possum stew , squirrel stew, chitterlings, deer,,lamb and made cakes from scratch and old fashion lemonade. A Time were the BOB was the cut to wear and jazz was the music to play if you could get away to a Juke Joint everything was live. You could enjoy moonshine and cigarettes were rolled. A time where family's married for money and shoot gun weddings were legal. Maya has saw  many horizons from all over the world and left a big imprint. Her mission was to save the next generation she wanted to educate the young people and impact knowledge. Maya lived a great life and shared so much with us . Let us not forget all she has tout us  and gave us through the years. Let us embrace her teachings and remember her legacy She was truly one of the greats
    1. Born: April 4, 1928, St. Louis, MO
    2. Died: May 28, 2014, Winston-Salem, NC
    3. Children: Guy Johnson
    4. Awards: Presidential Medal of FreedomMore
    5. Spouse: Paul du Feu. (1973–1981), Enistasious Tosh Angelos (m. 1951–1954
    6. being one of the most influential women in the world who inspired  women of all colors Maya Broke the riewriting poetry and acting
    7. )Dr. Maya Angelou is one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Hailed as a global renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou is a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist.
      Born on April 4th, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Angelou was raised in St. Louis and Stamps, Arkansas. In Stamps, Dr. Angelou experienced the brutality of racial discrimination, but she also absorbed the unshakable faith and values of traditional African-American family, community, and culture.
      As a teenager, Dr. Angelou’s love for the arts won her a scholarship to study dance and drama at San Francisco’s Labor School. At 14, she dropped out to become San Francisco’s first African-American female cable car conductor. She later finished high school, giving birth to her son, Guy, a few weeks after graduation. As a young single mother, she supported her son by working as a waitress and cook, however her passion for music, dance, performance, and poetry would soon take center stage.
      In 1954 and 1955, Dr. Angelou toured Europe with a production of the opera Porgy and Bess. She studied modern dance with Martha Graham, danced withAlvin Ailey on television variety shows and, in 1957, recorded her first album, Calypso Lady. In 1958, she moved to New York, where she joined the Harlem Writers Guild, acted in the historic Off-Broadway production of Jean Genet's The Blacks and wrote and performed Cabaret for Freedom.
      In 1960, Dr. Angelou moved to Cairo, Egypt where she served as editor of the English language weeklyThe Arab Observer. The next year, she moved to Ghana where she taught at the University of Ghana's School of Music and Drama, worked as feature editor for The African Review and wrote for The Ghanaian Times.
      During her years abroad, Dr. Angelou read and studied voraciously, mastering French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic and the West African language Fanti. While in Ghana, she met with Malcolm X and, in 1964, returned to America to help him build his new Organization of African American Unity.
      Shortly after her arrival in the United States, Malcolm X was assassinated, and the organization dissolved. Soon after X's assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. asked Dr. Angelou to serve as Northern Coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. King's assassination, falling on her birthday in 1968, left her devastated.
      With the guidance of her friend, the novelist James Baldwin, she began work on the book that would become I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Published in 1970, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was published to international acclaim and enormous popular success. The list of her published verse, non-fiction, and fiction now includes more than 30 bestselling titles.
      A trailblazer in film and television, Dr. Angelou wrote the screenplay and composed the score for the 1972 film Georgia, Georgia. Her script, the first by an African American woman ever to be filmed, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
      She continues to appear on television and in films including the landmark television adaptation of Alex Haley's Roots (1977) and John Singleton's Poetic Justice(1993). In 1996, she directed her first feature film,Down in the Delta. In 2008, she composed poetry for and narrated the award-winning documentary The Black Candle, directed by M.K. Asante.
      Dr. Angelou has served on two presidential committees, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Arts in 2000, the Lincoln Medal in 2008, and has received 3 Grammy Awards. President Clinton requested that she compose a poem to read at his inauguration in 1993. Dr. Angelou's reading of her poem "On the Pulse of the Morning" was broadcast live around the world.
      Dr. Angelou has received over 50 honorary degrees and is Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University.
      Dr. Angelou’s words and actions continue to stir our souls, energize our bodies, liberate our minds, and heal our hearts
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  3. Good Bye Maya
  4. We Will Never Forget

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Jziaria Smiley Harris

Jziaria Is 7 Year Old Actress & Model
Jziaria Has done modeling sense the age of five she is also a a cheerleader and won cheerleader of the year
on the Atlanta Jaguars. she loves to cheer riparian is a very smart girl who made the deans list. Jziara is hoping for a career in acting she loves Tyler Perry and is new to the Atlanta area but her mark has been made. Congratulations to Jziaria Whos graduating to the second grade along with her cousin in Dashuan Thorpe
and he sister Jzilayah..
 Jziaria  Is available for all cast calls Model & Movie she loves to platy dress up and has the sweetest personality.
We salute you continue to do great things and prosper.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

LIL HOMIE E Off To A Great Start!

Lil Homie E
 the new song has hit the market  Lil Homie E Do It For The Fam
now this is a grteat song along the lines of family.
Lil Homie E will Be Shooting a Video in hamilton as wellas showing parts of the south where his family also lives eddie smiley is part of the Ricky Smiley family, his mom gail and father  Pastor Smiley of  Hamilton Ohio Outside of Cincinatti Ohio

Lil Homie E / Propaganda is a song writer producer who creates his own beats from being a church drummer and also a song writer who creates to other producers beats he says creating music is what he loves to do and hope it will take his family and life to another level . his brothers Darius and Le'don supported him along with his older sister and mother. he started drumming at the age of 4 at his fathers church along with his brother Dashaun who was killed ia accidental shooting whicth took pl;ace in Ohio Homie became a statistic in a small town outside of where he was born.

later only to move to atlanta where a  magazine discover Homie after putting him o a mixtape which was distributed around the world to end up in the hand of a magazine editor who loved the song Do It for the fam. he sent it to a friend to play on the radio and it was a hit from there. the magazine editor Kelby who ran Makin It Magazine later found outhe worked with the mother of the artist at one point.
and brought it up to another A&R who also worked with his mother who claimed at the time LIL Homie was Not Ready because he had moved back from Atlanta To Ohio But soon Grew Frustrated and wanted to move back.

after the arrest of his cousin there was not much for LIL Homie E to stay in Ohio For his mother was the best manager and he still counted on her to handle his career  and get him to the next level.
people came and people went some made it and some did not the Atlanta Music scene was fast and brutal some even died trying to live the dream. for many it will never come true and for others it will always be a dream Come true.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Bad Attitude NIKKI O Dropped like a Hot Cake

Artist Nikki O Was Recently Dropped from Unruly South Entertainment Company
recording artist Nikki O who performed at the Women In The Black here in NY was not the center of attraction, people were leaving the event and calling her unskilled. when management addressed her situation the encountered a bad attitude as well as her label.  Nikki O is a new artist who has about a 500 people fan base due to the fact your fans are only 10 percent of your hits.the art.  Nikki O Was Dropped  Not The diva has 6 kids and a constant battle of excuses BMH Records Booked Nikki O for dates with popular signed artist only for her to tell them she refused to perform because of a error that occurred with a DJ at another performance which was her fault for not Following Instructions, like please bring a CD which she refused,
Her road management incurred a non payment for all performances. Nikki O always had an excuse that her kids needed something or they were hungry and you can't play being a artist and expecting others to support you with out a proven track record is crazy.  Raise your kids and then come back without excuses. this is a business and singers are a dime a dozen with problems. no one wants to deal with excuses not even the gas company.and such defiant behavior will only land you in court
Nikki O was told she had to pay for her distribution like all other artist and she refused.she was told
she need to pay for promotions on her music and refused, after being submitted to Atlantic Records and being told by 2 labels she was not able to get a signing bonus Nikki O who talks in the 3rd person became angry because they asked her to wear veneers over her gap she rebelled saying she wants to rep her gap. Her management company picked her up with 523 hits on her CD and promoted her to above 2300 yet Nikki O refused to pay for services and became more unbearable with her attitude. The management company who Dropped her like a hot cake saying she is a problem artist. Nikki O was reviewed by numerous  Music Groups and Labels only to experience a let down because of  how long the song had been out 2 years and her numbers were under a thousand. Nikki O could not secure a distribution deal, at that time her management told her to step up her game she concurred and made a plan but did not stick to it. Management say's they do not have valuable time to waste on a artist with a mountain of excuses, all revolving around her 6 kids and lack of commitment to her own music. Singer Nikki O is also Involved in a lengthily Custody Battle trying to get 4 of her children back from her X husband who has divorced her.
 After performing Live At The Women In The Black. Nikki O met with Industry professionals who would have loved to work with her but would not invest in her until they saw a solid track record of  her performance & fan base giving her time to promote and build and ticket base in the thousands. After consulting with Nikki O numerous times her management company decided she was a waste of time and problematical. Labels have a problem with signing people when the excuses pile up during development. as for Nikki O she was to busy finding new out fits rather than paying her people that's the sign of a person who does not know what they are doing and wont listen to people who do.the management company says we wish you luck on your journey, and hope you learn services have to be paid. The company filed a 5000 dollar lawsuit just to set precedence. Going forward Nikki you pay up front because anyone who trust you will end up in court suing to get what they are owed. This will be a case to remember, as for the management company they have moved on and introduced their new artist and the new CD Unruly South and The 40 Thieves which Nikki O will not appear on. good luck UnRuly
watch out for those UnRuly artist Like Nikki O.
Atlanta I Spy will follow up with the court case and keep you updated

 Bye The Way Nikki O, Nice Wig Nikki O is a make Up Artist for Sephoria.and currently resides in Bronx NY signed to BMH Island Def Jam Distribution Status Contract DROPPED like a hot Cake



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Jack Conte has become a leading voice for independent musicians who are making a living and making a difference in the digital era.
He is best know for the musical duo Pomplamoose, which he co-creates with his partner Nataly Dawn. In 2013 he founded Patreon, a new concept in crowdfunding that has a lot of people talking.
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YouTube and the massive role it played in his success
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- What he means by "Acting before you are ready"
The "mental poison" he had to overcome years ago
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Kiss Your Big BUT Goodbye - Episode 2 of the "Music MarketingMonday" Podcast

Billy Grisack and I return with the second installment of our new weekly podcast.
Last week we asked the question, "What's your Big BUT?" Meaning, a "But" that is keeping you from taking your music career to the next level. In episode 2 we offer some advice, along with four simple steps you can use to kiss your Big BUT goodbye ... for good!
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