Well I’m from Flint,Mi born and raised here… And we have ALOT of talent here. Working hard and pushing their purposes be it music, art, clothing, cosmetology! They werking!
I seem to see a lot of male artist and such but only one female artist sticks out here and that’s none other than Tiera Santoya.. I went to high school with her and I never knew she wanted to do music until after we graduated and she worked on a song with my homeboy Link a former rap artist. Since then she has grown as both a woman and a artist. Recently putting out a great single that shows said growth “Murda She Wrote” and performing at varies places around Michigan! Tiera Santoya is going to the best female artist in Flint, Mi. At this point work ethic wise she has no competition and if she does lyrically we haven’t seen them..
I personally am proud of Tiera for doing her thing and making things happen. Check out the single “Murda She wrote” https://soundcloud.com/moralemusic/tiera-santoya-murda-she-wrote
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So this song came along in my email a few days ago and it got my attention… To me it’s speaks to those who rebel against what people limit them to being able to do and make what they dream of happen. Anybody who knows me know I’m all about living your dream and living it like it’s the only option.. Not only that but it has a hood feel to it that I usually get from listening to a Rick Ross track… Check it out, let me know what you all think…
Follow the artist on twitter : @Twozmot
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I’m sitting at my desk at work making calls and such as I usually do. Chugging down smart water… It’s a regular day in the life of Jordyn The PCC at Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy.. Then all of a sudden my phone began to vibrate and my first thought is
Who is this? My ppl know I’m here til at least 5:15pm on a good day!
I step away from my desk and notice that this is a title-less number
She don’t like answering title-less numbers ok? … This time I answer. As soon as I do there’s a young man on my line asked if I’m Jody. Once I say yes and before I could ask he tells me who he is ,what he does, and how I need to give him an interview because (He said and I quote)
What’s hot out in these streets
This kid was passionate!! I mean yo I barely got a word in… Once he finally stop talking and telling me how I need to get him interviewed, I got to talk! FINALLY!
I told him to send me his music and what he was looking to do via email. And when I say after we hung up he sent it within that next 15 to 30 minutes … I kid you NOT!..
We didn’t set up something right away I found him on Instagram and watched how he worked and seen what his demographic was. After I figured all that out it was no more time to wait so I hit up Symphani from Symphani.com and we made this happen, the interview had to take place…. Here it is! Check out the interview with Big Baby below:
The other day I tweeted and said “I (can) but I can’t wait to be married”
And that is so true. I can wait because I never want to rush or not be ready for something that’s a life commitment… But I can’t because I think it’s just so beautiful for two people to give themselves to each other on a deeper level. To truly commit to living everyday for him, her and them.. Him being your husband ladies …. Her being ya wife fellas… And them being your family as whole y’all…
I desire that. I want that. Marriage is as much of a goal as this website blowing up and becoming avenues for everybody with a purpose to be connected to,for me… Some men may not understand this because you don’t usually tend to see marriage as a goal but merely part of life… Some women may feel me but then again a lot of you have let society desensitize you and take away one of the key points of your femininity which is your feelings, your emotions.. (That’s a whole nother post tho)
I desire to be an amazing God sent mans #1 fan, groupie, support system, masseuse, cook etc… All of thee above. And you can say it’s impossible or it’s not going to be all
Sugar and spice and everything nice
But I never said it was going to be and I never imagined it to be that way. Just like everything else it’s work. And that I understand, and it doesn’t make me want it any less…
I decided to make this a post verses tweeting it or making it a Facebook status. I felt that it would be a little excessive. If you agree great, lets talk about it.. If you don’t well hey lets still talk about that too…
I always hear people say or receive text that say “What’s good?” Or “What you got up?” Which is out generations way of asking “What’s your plans for the day/evening/night?”… Well soon and very soon there are some events that are taking place right here in Flint,Mi… Take a look!
More information once you click the link below
When you meet good people with good hearts you should want to spread the positive energy around… I saw this Young lady on Instagram Promo’n her team…. And at that point I was like “Yo I’ve got to meet her, and put up something about what she’s doing on my site”… Then I hosted a Fashion show and just so happens The outreach group she is apart of was doing Hair and some of the make up… After I seen the group of young people working hard and dedicating their time to make everyone beautiful on the outside for the show, I was sure I had to let people know how beautiful this was from the inside..So we met Ciara at Barnes& Noble in Flint,Mi on January 1st to sit and talk to her about how this all started…..Look out for the group interview coming really Soon…..
S/O to the teams graphic designer Teshia Bradford and also a former member of the team Shantelle Cordell She was the make up artist. Two very talented women!
Interviewer: Symphani from Symphani.com
Outreach 20:35 CEO, Ciara Hunter
Instagram names: @tierraj_
Follow me as well Twitter:JodAyE_dukes
We will be groupies and fans of people we possibly wont ever meet. But when there is thriving talent right in our own home town we look down on them and barely even retweet a link let alone listen to music or buy a shirt…. The thing is we all have a dream and we all need each others support to make it…. If you cant support your hometown then what and who are you supporting?…. “Groupie Love” starting March 2014 at thatsmyjam90.com ……
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… Years ago I had the pleasure of meeting Nate Bell. Nate was and is the definition of a gentlemen. Very well mannered. And then I met is partner, Kalon Williams. Kalon seemed so serious he seemed to be the complete opposite of Nate. As time went on and I got to know him He was just as cool (If not cooler jk). In meeting them and becoming family, I started to support Pierre Gabrielle. These guys have been blessed enough to reach their 10 year anniversary with their brand… What better way to kick it off?!….
In celebration of our 10 year anniversary we are releasing the ‘LEAGUE of OUR OWN’ 10 Year Anniversary Hoody.
Purchase the piece at PierreGabrielle.com
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This… Right here…. Is my Directory of Dope…
The directory of Dope is a place where people can come and get contact information to great people with great purposes…
Is that person you?
Are you a writer, music artist, producer, artist, photographer, designer, etc?..
Do you need exposure? Or simply another outlet for people to find you and/or your work?
Well great people with great purpose… Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
Purpose (what it is you do):
And a sample of your work… I need you to be ready for a phone call or response email with a short interview…
Remember my mission statement? No?
Here it goes…
Providing a platform for practical resolutions, good direction towards solutions; giving exposure to unique subjects and talents alike. ThatsMyJAM90 is more than a woman’s life experiences, it is a generations “footprints to life’s JAM’s”
It’s just me…. *
My Apologies for the lack of communication when it comes to The Directory Of Dope.. But things have to be done right if they are going to be done at all… If you have submitted please be sure include all things that were asked of you…
it’s a photo shoot girl it’s a photo shoot!
Earlier this year I was planning to do some big things (still working towards it) nonetheless I needed a photographer to make something’s happen…. I know a bunch of them. So looking for one to use myself should’ve been easy, right?…. Yea
NOT even easy. When you’re looking for someone to do work for you it is much different, you look at their work a little more critical then you would if you were getting them for someone other than yourself….
In conversation with my homeboy Craig I was telling him I’d wished he could’ve been in our hometown Flint,Mi to do my shoot.. Craig’s work is amazing…. He says to me “Use Steve”… I’m like YAS! (in thee most ratchet voice I can ponder up).. Steve is DOPE, I’d seen his work and loved it… Craig and Steve’s work is good enough to be in any big name magazine out HANDS DOWN…
So Steve and I linked up… I’ve got to tell you, I was so nervous the day of the shoot. I was shaking like a stripper… Steve’s skills were different. He got photos of me doing my normal everyday gestures. You can hardly call that “Posing for the camera” …it was like taking pictures while checking the scenery and catching up with an old friend… No really Steve and I went to Flint Northwestern High School together before I went to Flint Southwestern High school… So things came natural and I will say when ever I did try to pose it felt so
Great pictures are great pictures… That was just one part of this post…. Let’s talk about being Beauty Marked…
Once I knew I was going to be having a photo shoot I instantly knew Ranesha Cavette was going to do my make-up. I didn’t care how early I had to be there. I needed her make-up expertise… I’d been following her work for sometime via
Instagram… She’s great at what she does.. Not only that but she puts in serious work and investment in her gift… Most people who I knew that did make-up just did it on the side or as a plan B… This woman takes it seriously and once I seen her drive and ambition I needed an excuse to have her do my make-up but this wasn’t an excuse…. It was a great reason….
Needless to say this particular day was one of the most amazing days of my life… And what better way to remember it but the pictures… You know what they say…
Take a picture… It last longer
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(below is pictures of both Steven and Ranesha … Also a few photos from the shoot)