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Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels Declares That Having Mental Health Problems Is Not Shameful (Video)

My brother, BoneBreaker Jones, and I are constantly talking about this. When you have a health problem, you should get help! Mental health is health, and your health is you wealth. Don’t lose your HEALTH! Mental health problems affect everyone, even the mighty King Of Rock, the Devastating Mic Controller, Darryl McDaniels aka DMC of Run DMC.

No shame. If you need help, admit it and get it! Don’t know where/how? Just start talking and asking people you care about. Ask them to help you get to the right professional. But don’t just ignore the situations you are going through like it’s all good #TalkToSomebody

@ojones1

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Skyzoo Speaks On His ‘F*ck It’ Moment (Video)

In this interview with Brooklyn-based emcee Skyzoo, he talks about leaving Morgan Stanley to do music full-time. Plus he has some projects in the works.

He hasn’t worked a ‘job’ in 11 years, and his mom and dad are his two biggest fans. Thanks to God and the pen. Such a dope interview. Another example of why our radar stays on Skyzoo alert!

(Even has some advice for other artists in this clip.)

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Jimmy Iovine ‘Defies’ Industry Conventions And Speaks On How The Music Business And Technology Really Work (Video)

Did you catch “The Defiant Ones” debut last night? Interesting. If you have not, there will surely be an encore presentation before the next ep. But for now, you should check out this interesting clip of gems from the defiant Jimmy Iovine… talking about the music industry, the effects of technological innovation on it and more like a ‘g’ (as in guru, as in the wise man on the mountain who has seen it all and saw you coming).

Pharrell Williams and Scott Vener in the OTHERtone studio with Jimmy Iovine of Apple Music.
– iamOTHER

Artists should focus on their art! Make good music first, THEN worry about ‘getting paid’ on the road and selling gear and getting YouTube hits. Of course, the industry is not helping. The art is dying because the priorities are screwed up: (1) The industry is still holding to licensing/copyright mantras that still keep money from artists (the source of the art) and (2) the technology is providing promoters (the gatekeepers for artists getting money on the road) a new, albeit largely inaccurate measure of an the ‘value’ of what the artist is putting out. A YouTube sensation who makes music in two weeks is just demonstrating that they can get clicks, NOT that they make music as good or better than artists that spend months crafting their music (who is not getting all those clicks). On the whole, those who crank out tracks in two weeks from the road CANNOT be making better music than folks who take the time off tour and focus on turning out their best product… even if that’s what the YouTube views say. Iovine called that click count chicanery ‘fake news.’

BOOM! And this comes from Iovine, a guy who has made A LOT of money in music. Watch the short, powerful clip above with all three eyes open though. Now, remember that Iovine is with Apple Music; another music-meets-tech entity, where the streams are not ‘totally free.’ EVERYONE has an agenda, even Iovine.

Interesting that this is a YouTube clip though.

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Dr. Umar Johnson Speaks On Racism & Economics Holding Back Black People Worldwide And More (Video)

Wow! China is not treating Brothers and Sisters well. Let’s start there Dr. Johnson. And Angela Yee’s dad is of Chinese descent. Wowwww. Check out Dr. Umar Johnson speaking on folks getting over on Black people across the globe and more above.

But before you go blaming it all on ‘them’… keep watching, because we have and can play a part in our condition. We have to stop looking to ‘outside investment’ or President Trump (or Obama) or anyone other than us to lift us up!

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Eye Candy: Kristyn Alexis Presents A ‘Fitbit For The Va-Jay-Jay’ (Video)

Hmmm. This is like that Yoni Egg talk that Regina Hall was talking on Conan. So that’s two of my dreamiest dream girls who preach about working that ‘v’… Well, amen!

Watch. Kristyn Alexis with the product that provides benefits women on a whole holenother level (ha!)… and that gives women “points” for doing Kegels and keeping it tight!

MORE KRISTYN ALEXIS ON INSTAGRAM | ON JAYFORCE.COM

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Deepak Chopra​ Give Tips For You To Get Your Best Night’s Sleep (Video)

You and boo should take a hot bath together after an early dinner. Don’t forget Jasmine (bonus if someone’s name is actually ‘Jasmine’) for the therapy. Then turn down for… BED! I would suggest putting on that C Brown “F*** You Back To Sleep” song but Deepak Chopra says that’s a sack time no-no. Soooo, y’all will just have to figure out your bedroom activity without music. You’ll figure it out *wink*

There’s not much worse than insomnia or a lousy nights sleep. Deepak Chopra, physician, educator and author of “You Are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters,” reveals the secrets to a restful nights sleep.
– Tech Insider

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The First 10 Things A Woman Notices About A Man (Video)

Not sure how much rigor went into the research behind this knowledge, but Antonio has a list that ensures a dude cannot miss… with the ladies! Here are the 10 things he says you must have on point: Your Silhouette, Your Body Movements, Your Hands, Your Face, Your Smile, Your Clothing, Your Mannerisms, Your Language Ability, Your Smell, and Your Style Details.

Check it out. May well be some ‘news’ you can use in this.

@ojones1

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Ishawna Speaks On Her Career, “Equal Rights” And More (Video)

Fair warning: You are going to fall for Ishawna’s voice almost as fast as her fineness. Interesting talk about her being where from where so many other Dancehall greats are from, her coming up and her uniqueness in the genre. Of course, Sway and Ishawna had to get into all the dirty and the ‘dutty’ in her hit “Equal Rights” (hot). All kinds of great convo. Watch!

(Oh, Ishawna! The one Jah Prince interviewed back in the day. She mighty fine and stayed on the grind. That’s maaahd!

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How To Find Water In The Desert (Video)

Fact about me: I like watching survival shows; though I am in no way claiming expertise at anything I watch. However, I am tucking this bit of ‘expertise’ in the back pocket of my mind… in the VERY unlikely event I find myself stranded in a desert, cut off, without water.

If you ever find yourself lost in the desert, knowing how to quickly find water is going to be key to for your survival. Here’s what you’re going to need to know.
– Tech Insider

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Food: How To Cook A Cheap Steak Vs. An Expensive Steak (Video)

Even the rough cuts end up Tasty when they get rubbed and touched up by the hands of a skilled culinary artist. BEEF! It’s what’s for dinner… tonight! Damn, all that steakage looks delicious.

@ojones1

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Ashley Graham Tells Us “What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Really Look Like” (Video)

Right from the start, I gotta ask: She’s shot nude??? A LOT??? Where the footage at, Ashley? Please! After the interview? Okay…

Ashley Graham came by Sway in the Morning to talk about her new book, “A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Really Look Like” and opens up about growing up curvy, drugs and accepting her body.
Sway’s Universe

Yes, Ashley’s life has been a wild ride, rife with challenges and complexity. Several revelations and messages in here. Definitely worth clicking play, so y’all do that… while I go looking for them nudes.

@ojones1

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Kevin Hart Speaks On His Life, His Book, His Inspirations And More (Video)

Fellas, if you are ‘blessed’ below you are blessed for sho’ no matter how bad your life might go. Just paraphrasing some of the hilarious, but real, talk that this clip starts with. And then we quickly move to Kevin’s dad getting hit with an axe (wait, WHAT??!)… and it keeps getting realer, still real funny, while slipping in some real motivation & inspiration.

Kevin Hart is Brutally Honest in His New Book ‘I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons’ + Learning from Legends in the Industry & Speaks on New Partnership With Lionsgate.
Sway’s Universe

Lots to unpack in the above interview. Good stuff.

@ojones1

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Gerald Olivari Speaks On Co-Founding BV Mobile Apps, The Ins & Outs Of The Mobile Software Development Business And More (Video)

The homie Gerald Olivari really gives some good food for thought and digestion. Of course, he could have just plugged his own company and told the viewers to contact him for all the knowledge he just gave out for free… but G.O. is one of the good guys; one you should support. So since he wouldn’t say it, we will. Holler at BVMobileApps.com ASAP. Talk to them about building your mobile app and online presence. We did (and do)!

BV Mobile Apps Co-Founder Gerald Olivari discusses how to create a mobile app and how to maximize it once you’re ready to launch. Atlanta Tech Edge airs on 11Alive in Atlanta every Sunday at 11:30am. The host is Cara Kneer.

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How To Hide On The Internet (Video)

Ever watch those crime dramas and see the villains thwart the authorities time and again when they try to trace them? First, it was tracing back phones (bad guy ALWAYS hangs up before they got the location fixed)? Then the TV shows and movies started adding Internet trickeration to the bad guys’ manual. Like when they try to trace back a transmission to the IP address and get a location, but just like on phones, the villain has ‘bounced’ or ‘masked’ the address… How do they DO that? Well, without getting too techy, here’s how. Watch.

It’s become apparent that anyone — hackers or the government — could be spying on what you’re doing online. Take back your privacy with these simple steps.
– Tech Insider

Oh… In the earlier examples, you realize that the so-called ‘bad guys’ could be working for the government… You knew that, right?

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Why Credit Cards Are A Scam (Video)

Funny. But straight – no chaser! Credit cards are a scam. ‘Money without having money’… yeah right, more like a fancy IOU card #Facts #FinancialLiteracy

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Behind “The Breaks” (Ep. 7) [Video]

Somehow you gotta expect to hear ‘these are the breaks’ don’t you? Sway show instant pedigree to get the story behind the story in his opening talk-off. When it comes to industry insiders, he is no slouch. But he goes further, not just I-know-a-guy but putting us onto one of THE guys… Kevin Liles. If anyone can tell the story of a ‘Foray’ street music exec of the ’90s, best believe Def Jam Alum Liles can.

Sway talks with Kevin Liles of 300 Entertainment about how to build a record label, competing against other labels for an artist, and advice for sustaining a successful career in the music industry.

Ready to pick up some gems?

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Five Survival Myths That Could Get You Killed (Video)

Myth #5 though… My answer is always: HA! Don’t be down there with sharks in the first f**king place. #SharkPunch #SharkLunch

Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? These are common misconceptions when it comes to surviving in the wilderness.
– Tech Insider

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How Microaggressions Are Majorly Offensive (Video)

Still don’t fully understand what microaggressions are?
Here’s a metaphor you won’t forget!

Ohhh! So that’s what you call it when folks who don’t know any better (or who actually do, but wanna be azzholy-on-the-lowly) poke and pester you with patronizing platitudes that are actually coded putdowns… microaggressions!

You know, like if you are actually surprised that a Black guy, or a ‘blogger’ for that matter, actually knew those words I just used, could onomatopoeically employ them thusly, or even want to comment how surprised you are that I know a sesquipedalian word like ‘onomatopoeically’… Yeah, you’d be one of those microaggressors!

@ojones1

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Smart Money: Millennials & Money (Video)

This is the year to level up the #BankBlack and #BuyBlack Movements. Nice work doing so here by OneUnited Bank, the African American Film Critics Association and BMe Community; bringing us their “Smart Money” financial literacy video series. Set to cover topics from saving money to building credit to creating jobs and supporting community development.

Financial literacy and stability, for ourselves and our community. Yes, we STILL can… together!

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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Well, Watch And Learn! (Video)

Now, pay attention… This is some serious personal finance!

How difficult is it to become a millionaire? It’s probably not as hard as you might think, if you plan ahead. Author of “Smart Couples Finish Rich,” David Bach, came up with a chart showing how much money people at different ages should set aside each day in order to save a million dollars at the age of 65.
– Tech Insider

Maybe another takeaway from this: The earlier in life you start the better. So, again, we see that time is a most valuable commodity. If only I had more time (perhaps I could have more millions).

@ojones1

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