Interviews available…

I use this website to uplift and support others… One way I’ve done that is by supporting their dream and giving them an avenue to be heard. Interviews….. Written, recorded and video taped for others to read, listen to and watch… Falling more and more in love with the great people from our city and the fact that we have way more thn crime and high death rate to offer. We have people here with talent. People who want to inspire. People who are living their dream even here.

When we began recording the interviews I pulled in a good friend of mine Symphani (Symphani.com) to conduct the interviews. She simply amazing and her burning passion for Hip Hop as well as people with dreams and ambition is the cherry on top!

Her and I have been working on a great way to keep inspiring and keep placing the great people of our city!

If you or anyone you know is doing any of those thing send them my way. I can be contacted at ThatsMyJAM90@gmail.com, simply place Interview Request in the subject line…

Below are links to a few interviews done here at

ThatsMyJAM90

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Cash Cola
http://thatsmyjam90.com/2013/12/08/conversations-with-cash-cola/

TreeWhopper
http://thatsmyjam90.com/2013/12/17/we-did-it-in-the-car-with-treewhopper/

Jordyn Anese๐Ÿ’œ
http://thatsmyjam90.com/2013/10/28/the-mission/

Ciara from Outreach 20:35
http://thatsmyjam90.com/2014/01/07/ciara-hunter-ceo-of-outreach-2035/

BetterRap
http://thatsmyjam90.com/2013/09/03/supporting-home-betterrap/

Westside Society
http://thatsmyjam90.com/2013/09/03/supporting-home-westside-society/

Big Baby
http://thatsmyjam90.com/2014/01/23/young-and-passionate/

ThouWow (1000bars) Stay Strong … Music Video

Flint, Michigan artist 1000bars releases a new video from his new highly anticipated project “Signed Myself”, which is due out this summer. I had the absolute pleasure of viewing this video and of course listen to this song yesterday. If you know me you know this next statement to be true, I think that Wiz Khalifa is dope because his music gives me an unexplainable amount of chill. Well this song gives me that same feeling while delivering great content and dope lyrics ThouWow amazed me with this track. I’m more thn excited to share this with you all, and even more ecstatic that we are from the same home town….

ThouWow
Stay Strong (produced by Keyz)
Family Over Riches

video Directed by Justin Hopgood

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnT_V6kAhzE

Follow his career by clicking the links below:
twitter.com/@iamthousand
instagram.com/@iamthousand
www.familyoverriches.com

March 22nd changed my life… #HashTagLunchBag

This past Saturday something very necessary was introduced to Flint, Mi … #HashTagLunchBagFlint … I was asked to share the flyer for it sometime ago and then I was just doing what I always do, support and post the flyer.

March 22nd rolled around and I made the decision to gather my life and go to Flint Local 432 to help assemble the lunches and distribute to homeless. I wasn’t too sure how it was suppose to work. I’d done no prior research on the event. Once I walked in I saw an assembly line making up the lunch bags. In that line I saw a few familiar faces and jumped in… After assembling bags,six people volunteered their cars to go to different areas of the city of Flint to giving the homeless and less fortunate.We all road around making some people’s day, and filling others tummies. Once we did all we could for the people we saw on the street we stopped off at Carriage Town Ministries and The Warming center to give them the abundance of lunches we had left…

This day was something like I’d never done before. It felt so good to give back to our community doing such meaningful and purposeful work. That’s a feeling I want to feel again. In one day it’s became addictive to give back… Be on the look out for more to come from #HashTagLunchBagFlint . Head to to their Instagram page to checkout some photos from the day @HashTagLunchBagFlint , Like the Facebook page HashTagLunchBagFlint …

Also checkout the website www.hashtaglunchbag.com

Footage captured from the day:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gt82HveaMcw

Here’s a photo of some of us at the end of the day celebrating and discussing things to come for #HashTagLunchBagFlint :

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Thrifty fashion

Earlier this week while scrolling through my Instagram timeline I saw a post about a thrifting fashion show.. And I thought how neat?… As I read more into the post I realized there was a cause for the show which allows girls the chance to have a great prom dress!

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I immediately reached out to the woman who posted this and had her to email me the information. Lynda Griffin emailed this information below!

The show is based off thrifting. We also wanted to be able to give every girl and guy an opportunity to walk in the show no matter if they’ve done one or not. So this should very fun lol. Some of the proceeds that we make will be donated to the non-profit org called My Dreams Do Come True. Which provided girls with full formal wear to go to prom free of charge. Also Bridgette Collins and Jamerison will be our host for the evening. This is my first show and I’m super excited lol

Come on out and be apart of this dope experience…

From internet to reality…

I’ve dedicated all my free time and some of my not so free time to supporting others by way of giving them a place to come share their talents and purposes. With an interview or review… I have offered advertisement opportunities so on and so forth. I don’t do these things because I want people to like me, I do these things because I LOVE talented purpose driven people and I think it’s important for everyone to know about what it is they love… I’m a supporter by nature… At this point in my life, I want to make this website more 3D… I’ve been planning, praying and working hard on a few events to help the people who I have done interviews with and even some I have not be exposed to the city of Flint and surrounding areas.. But I need your help!

Click this link for more details!
http://www.gofundme.com/ThatsMyJAM903D

Where are all the female artist?..

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

Tell us what you think! Support the grind

And if you love me, let it be beautiful…. (Video Blog)

http://youtu.be/O3i4Gh4a8M8

1 John 4:18 ESV
[18] There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

1 John 4:12 ESV
[12] No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV
[14] Let all that you do be done in love.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV
[22] But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, [23] gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

1 Timothy 1:5 ESV
[5] The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 MSG
[1] If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. [2] If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing. [3-7] If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love. Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, Doesn’t have a swelled head, Doesn’t force itself on others, Isn’t always “me first,” Doesn’t fly off the handle, Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, Doesn’t revel when others grovel, Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, Puts up with anything, Trusts God always, Always looks for the best, Never looks back, But keeps going to the end. [8-10] Love never dies. Inspired speech will be over some day; praying in tongues will end; understanding will reach its limit. We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete. But when the Complete arrives, our incompletes will be canceled. [11] When I was an infant at my mother’s breast, I gurgled and cooed like any infant. When I grew up, I left those infant ways for good. [12] We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us! [13] But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.

You can say whatever you want to say…

The biggest problem with most people is, they don’t tell their truth. And it’s not always because they are a liar. Sometimes it’s because their truth will hurt and/ or possibly damage someone else…

They never ask the questions they want answers to….
They never tell someone how they really feel…
They never say no when they’ve said yes a million times…

The list an go on and on, but these things whether we believe it or not can and will weigh heavy on us. (if it’s indeed that DEEP) sometimes people fear being judged, other times they just don’t want to hurt someone else’s feelings… And that’s ok, but you can’t kill yourself for everyone else. I have news for you that’s been done already by a man whose level you’ll never match …….Jesus

But ……(yes there is a but) you want to know something?

You can say whatever you want to say…

The thing is being crafty enough to say it in a manner that doesn’t purposefully hurt someone else. Or doesn’t make you look below your caliber of character… Some people may feel like this is Sugarcoating the facts but it’s not at all. It’s called not burning bridges unnecessarily… Sheila Davis-Gaines (My mom) always told me

You can catch more bees with honey, thn you can with vinegar

and for sometime I thought she wanted me to walk around kissing people’s asses. Until one day I was faced with having to tell someone something that was not going to make their ears excited to hear my voice and I figured that thing out….

You can say what you want to say, and in most situations you can do it tastefully….

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Valentines Day as I remember….

I can remember the first romantic thing someone did for me… It was on valentines day…

I was in High school and My valentine was away at college… Maybe forty five mins away from me but still away from me. I wondered how that day would end up. Or if that day would even turn out to be anything special. I found myself accepting the fact that valentines day due to our circumstances would be

Just another day

Not to mention he didn’t think of it as a big deal anyway.

I got to school that morning and as the day went on I saw other girls with bears as big as me. Balloons and flowers. Cards and candy… Because I had truly accepted the fact that my valentine wasn’t around I was happy for those girls I thought

Every woman deserves to be surprised on Valentines day

A little later my cousin Ashley came and got me out of class with a security guard and I’m like

Awww shit they done caught me skipping class!

When we got to the front of the school I looked up and my valentine had sent me pink flowers, a pink bear, a card, and some candy… I remember the card saying “Happy Valentines Day booder, I’m sorry I couldn’t be there but I wanted to do something for you”…. He had his best friend bring everything to my school… I think I might’ve cried but I was thee happiest girl in the world! He’d pulled off this surprise without even hinting anything to me ever!

That was an amazing moment .. It wasn’t because of the gifts, it was all about the thought behind it and gesture. I’d only seen things like that happen on TV, it hadn’t happened to me before and I honestly never expected it to…. But in that moment for that moment he was thee MAN. I don’t think he understood how much that meant to me back then.. I felt loved, thought of, appreciated, wanted…

Every good woman deserves moments like that!

Happy Valentines Day

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ThatsMyJAM90 declaration…

I’m sitting here journaling. Journaling is a HUGE part of my writing process. It allows me to put all my thoughts on paper. It’s away to clear my mind and ease the overthinking that we women do…

As I wrote in my journal I began to tell myself little things. Like little short sentences… “I may need more confidence”… I wrote some more and the. I thought ” I really have to stop talking and start doing”…

At that point my mind went to when I’d see people posting all these declarations on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.. And I said ” I’m going to write my own”… Nothing to overly long where the words explain the words and the punctuation that came before them but something short and simple to say to myself everyday. Why not share my declaration with my network?

I will be a more confident yet humble individual. I will be more of a doer and less of a sayer. I am becoming much more positive. I will continue to be supportive to those who surround me.

See short and very simple. Very much so to the point!

Mark 11:22-26 ESV
[22] And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. [23] Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. [24] Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. [25-26] And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”