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Black Thought Speaks To A Roomful Of Creatives & To Creatives Around The World (Video)

Man! I am so glad he finally addressed the whole Tariq vs. Tarik spelling of his name. Had me messed up trying to get his name right in these write-ups. Okay, there’s WAY more to his speech than that. Good wisdom. I’m just saying that part stuck out right at the start.

Black Thought speaks at the Here Are All The Black People event, Oct 30, 2019. Put together by The One Club for Creativity.
If you’re a creative PLEASE WATCH.
The Roots

And let me add that this is something worth watching even if you do not consider yourself a creative.

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Professional Speak On Athletes Coming Into Money & How Much (Or Little) Their Leagues Look Out For Them [Video]

I went from a dorm room… a dorm room… to a million-dollar house, and did not understand it, but had to act like I knew what I was doing every day…

Real, REAL talk about money & wealth here; the comings and [unfortunately] goings of it. The NFL’s responsibility to make sure retirees aren’t broke? Interesting. Who wouldn’t be in favor of, at least, the idea of the athletes not being broke after years of playing a game that leaves their bodies broken.

Tommie Harris, Clinton Portis and Jack Brewer discuss the money they made in the NFL with financial expert Michael Bapis.
– The Players’ Tribune

And the revelations that come from this discussion… DEEP! Great clip.

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Joell Ortiz – “Anxiety” (Prod. By Nottz) [Video]

So necessary! My brother BoneBreaker Jones and I used to have constant conversations about this. Get help if you need it. That’s just good sense, but historically we have been on some nonsense in our community when it comes to matters of mental health… dismissive and even destructive at times. That has to stop, and talk like what Joey O puts down on this Nottz-produced track must continue!

Mental Health awareness is more than just a hashtag or a month of the year dedicated to its cause. It’s an everyday issue. Millions of us struggle with anxiety, depression, PTSD and many other forms of mental illness. I just want everyone to know that they should never feel ashamed or be afraid to ask for help. You’re not weak or crazy or a failure. You’re human. And humans aren’t perfect. We’re flawed and delicate. Speak to a therapist. Talk to a friend. Exercise. Diet. Meditate. Do whatever it takes. You’re worth it. Who knows… Your story may help someone else. Like me.
Joell Ortiz

#TalkToSomebody

JOELL ORTIZ – MONDAY (ALBUM)

– @ojones1

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Media Mogul Byron Allen Speaks On The Major Keys: Learning The Game & Ultimately Owning The Game (Video)

Yoooo! Get a snack and a drink. Then click play and watch this in its entirety. Do NOT miss this opportunity to drink from the well of WISDOM we know as Byron Allen. You only think you have been out here grinding and hustling. You only think you have been through hard times and came out shining.

Byron Allen On Economic Inclusion, Buying The Weather Channel, Comcast Racial Bias Lawsuit + More
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

I became familiar with Byron Allen when he was on “Real People” back in the day and kept an eye on his blow up ever since. Now, if you don’t know about him… Do your Googles!

@ojones1

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Interview: Real Talk With T.I.’s Real-Life Wife, Tameka “Tiny” Harris (Video)

Wowwww… T.I. went full ‘Red Table Talk’ on this episode. Brought the spouse (Tiny) on, like Jada did with hubby Will Smith, to sip and spill all kinds of marital/relationship tea. I will admit to being a bit nervous when I hit play.

We all know that marriage and relationships aren’t easy subjects to talk about, but this ain’t the same fairytale unicorn approach you’ve heard before. Tip welcomes his matrimonial life partner, Tameka “Tiny” Harris into the #expediTIously studio for a “private,” refreshingly honest conversation on getting through life as a team.
– ExpediTIously with Tip T.I. Harris

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Advice: Cheryl Avery Speaks On How She Books Acting Work (Video)

I saw this in my Facebook feed and felt COMPELLED to re-share it here. Maybe it will help someone.

Full disclosure: I also post this because I am very proud of how my AvJo sis Cheryl ‘Selah’ Avery gets that work out the mud! Even in a desert or a drought, she will bring her own water, make her own mud, and dig!

#FromReelToReal So many people have asked me how do I book work. Well here’s an example. This is my self tape audition for the General Mills Commercial AND the actual commercial. It first aired during this season’s 1st Alabama game and I was told it also aired during an NFL game last week. From audition to booking was about a month or so, and from booking, to shooting, to its air date was also about a month. Self tapes are just what it says, I tape myself doing the audition (I do as many takes as I want and submit the best 2) and submit it to my Agent, who then submits it to the Casting Director. You’ll see Anthony ‘Sam Peezy’ Avery in his acting debut as the adorable greedy hand that’s helping out LOL. He’s also my reader; the person who reads other lines (off camera) when I need help. {Did I mention how great my Husband is 🎈}. Sometimes you’re booked straight from tape and other times, they want to see you again, which is called a Callback; those are good lol. I love acting!

Want to know more about acting, check out this site: https://selahavery.wixsite.com/backgroundetiquette

Keep checking for Cheryl (like on college football Saturdays, for this NATIONAL commercial run). But above, check out the clip of her GIVING YOU GAME… not selling, she is TELLING you how she did it!

Lean in.

@ojones1

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Interview: Real Talk From A Real Hip-Hop Mogul, Master P (Video)

This ExpediTIously Podcast episode was titled “How Master P Sold 100 Million Records” on YouTube, but the man did so much more to show us what ‘No Limit’ was really about. Respect the tank! And respek on the name Percy Miller!

Master P sold 100 million records while negotiating ALL of his own deals. And he’s here to empower the next generation. Put the work in, make the sacrifices. Invest in yourself. Watch his legendary advice in this exclusive #expediTIously clip.
– ExpediTIously with Tip T.I. Harris

This was a really ‘good get’ for the show…

@ojones1

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T.I., Killer Mike, And David Banner Speak On Community Building & Hood Economics (Video)

You’re already free. Now, act like it!
Killer Mike

Okay, ComplexCon got something here. I mean, that Revolt TV panel event (here) was pretty dope… but this panel event is FIRE!

Killer Mike joins friends Clifford “T.I.” Harris and David Banner for an honest conversation on the economic issues facing neighborhoods of color. The rappers-turned-businessmen share their personal perspective on the importance of buying back, rebuilding, and transforming those communities for the better. In the spirit of giving back, they also discuss the value in teaching kids how to better themselves, and the benefits of working a legitimate job instead of hustling.
– Complex

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Advice: Raekwon Speaks On The Importance Of Putting Spirituality First (Video)

When you get a platform, and have a lot of people listening to what you have to say… SAY SOMETHING… especially if it is coming from the right place; from the heart. That’s what Raek is doing here. And bless the brother for it #Salute #Respek

Kenyatta Griggs of Hip Hop Motivation interviews Raekwon The Chef about spirituality and forgiveness in The Secret To Ballin movie available now on VIMEO and DVD www.myhiphopmotivation.com
– Hip Hop Motivation

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Juicy J Gives ‘Relationship Advice’ (Video)

Hahaaa! Is Juicy J gonna really reveal ‘How To Get A Girl To Slob On Your Knob, Like Corn On The Cob’ though? Maaaaybe. But he will give you some ‘advice’ you can use (at your own risk… the views expressed by Juicy J are blah blah you know the rest).

I need a bit of a late pass. But I came across this after clicking on another ‘Relationship Advice’ vid that was not as good but more recent. I went with this one. You’re welcome!

@ojones1

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Chainz & Gary Vee Talk About What It Takes To Make It While They Take Shots At A Crate (Video)

When you’re fed, it’s hard to be hungry.

Yes yes! #CrateTalk is real talk with 2 Chainz and Gary Vee, two of the preeminent hustlers of time. The construct for their convo on business hustle is the court, where athletes hustle. Appropriate.

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Top Tips For Travelling To Machu Picchu (Video)

Heard of Machu Picchu? Wanna go? Cool.

Do you know the travel protocols? Do you know when the offseason and peak season are? How about the environment? Any idea of what to expect at Machu Picchu’s elevation? And then there’s… Know what… just watch the video above. We got you!

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How To Cool Down Your Mouth When Eating Spicy Foods (Video)

Woooo, Stacia is HOTTER than all them peppers. Just saying…

Okay, maybe those ‘Hot Ones’ guests should be watching this to know how to survive when those wings start getting to them when they face off with Sean Evans.

In this episode of “Down the Hatch,” we use our own staffers as guinea pigs (don’t worry, we asked them first) to figure out the best ways to cool down a spicy hot mouth. Ice cream? Bread? Beer? A combination of all three? We put our own taste buds to the task to help you out. You’re welcome.

What’s the best way to cool down a hot mouth? Can we tell the difference between chain pizza and legit NYC slices? What’s the best cocktail you can make with Emergen-C? On “Down the Hatch,” we are putting our own tongues to task to taste test the wildest foods, drinks, and recipes for your own personal benefit. Thank us later. Or, maybe in the comment section?

– Thrillist

@ojones1

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Labels Make Artists Fake An Image For Clout & Fame. Recognize That There Are ‘Rules To This Sh!t’ (Video)

Like that?? Yup! Like we already knew, if we’re being honest (ref: Industry Rule #4080)… when a big record label gets behind you, you gotta ‘front’… gotta put on a persona and WEAR THAT SH!T.

In Episode 13, the crew discusses how record labels make artists have a certain brand image in order to sell records. These artists dive into what happens when you show off your body to sell your music.
– BETNetworks

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Take An In-Depth Look At Life On Tour And Understand That There Are ‘Rules To This Sh!t’ (Video)

The Game rapped it best: “Who you know gonna turn down some groupie love?” And you know the answer… nobody! But, see, that is the problem; especially on tour. Being on the road is about handling BUSINESS. Hanging or hooking up with groupies can take your mind off business. Who can afford that? You already know the answer to that, too… NOBODY!

LV, D Dot, Too $hort, Tokyo Jetz, Dreezy, Ayo & Teo, Cousin Stizz and more dive deeper in what goes down on the road. #WhatHappensOnTour
– BETNetworks

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Don’t Undervalue, Or Overvalue, Social Media’s Impact On The Music Industry Today (Video)

Older heads in the grind are still probably trying to ‘get’ social media, but like Too Short says here… They MUST at least be glad that it wasn’t around when they were young and wild. Hahaa!

In ep. 108 of RTTS, Dreezy, Tokyo Jetz, London Jae, Domani, 30 Roc, D Dot & more discuss how being active on social media is important for your career.
– BETNetworks

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Becoming A Mogul In The Music Game Doesn’t “Just Happen”… There Are ‘Rules To This Sh!t’ (Video)

Interestingly enough, when the fellas on here talk about going to the studio like it’s an exciting thing… I have seen MANY artists run off after accepting an invitation to go to a recording/mastering session. It is not all fun times, weed smoke, and bottle popping. At all! #RulesToThisShxt

“I’m not a businessman; I’m a business man.” In episode 106 of Rules To This Sh!t, Common, D Dot, Dreezy and more discuss how Diddy, Jay-Z and more went from music to business millionaires.
– BETNetworks

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Nipsey Hussle Speaks On His ‘Side Hustle’ (Video)

Nipsey is the hustle! All sides. But that’s what we are here for; learning about the ‘Side Hustle’ of Neighborhood Nip. And we’re here for everything the homie has to share/teach.

Considering his name, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Nipsey Hussle is always on the grind. Raised in the streets of Crenshaw, Los Angeles, the independent rapper has quickly built his own empire to last: In addition to his All Money In record label, Marathon Clothing line and retail store, Nipsey has invested in the business incubator, Vector.90, as a way to connect with next-gen geniuses. In the West Coast edition of Side Hustle, Hussle breaks down his money moves, a major business loss that turned into a lesson and why he’ll never stop betting on himself.
– Tidal

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Advice: Les Brown Declares That It ‘Pays to Be Hungry’ (Video)

Les Brown… if you want to do anything worthwhile in life, you’ve got to be HUNGRY!!!
Mr. Washington

We’re almost clear of the “resolution season,” so this isn’t about making you want to make one… and motivation to do so, or to see one you’ve already made through, has to well up from within. So, no, inspirational speaker Les Brown is not speaking on this to give you goals.

However, by the time the clip is over, you really should be thinking about them and how hard you WILL go for them starting NOW!

Les Brown is considered to be one of the greatest speakers the world has ever seen. But growing up labeled ‘educable mentally retarded’ made it virtually impossible for him to get there. Young, ready and hungry, Les Brown reveals how he scored his dream job in the most impossible way.
– Goalcast

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E-40 Speaks On His ‘Side Hustle’ (Video)

Nice, Tidal. Very nice. Sharing insights on a true rapper / ENTREPRENEUR (yes, all caps on purpose because ‘shouting’ for emphasis) like the Fawty Water.

E-40 has been a West Coast rap ambassador for over three decades but his empire extends beyond his witty slang and hyphy catalog. In this episode of Side Hustle, the Vallejo native details the profitable and sometimes painful lessons he learned while building his business portfolio of wine, cognac, a meats company and other investments.

@ojones1

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