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Coldplay “Music Of The Spheres” Tour Atlanta 2022 – JAYFORCE.COM

Coldplay is one of our favorite bands of this generation & this world-renown group haven’t been to Atlanta that often over the years so this show for attendees would be nothing less than special. The last time Coldplay performed live in Atlanta was back in 2012. Chris Martin, lead singer of Coldplay acknowledged the significance of their return to Atlanta this past June 11th on Saturday night. Chris Martin explained that prior to their first ever show in Atlanta more than a decade ago, they weren’t doing well or maybe things weren’t going as they expected as a band. Their first ever show in at Atlanta was at the popular concert venue “The Tabernacle” & the show turned out so well for them that he said it was a significant turning point in their careers afterward. Coming out of the pandemic amidst everything else going on in the world, Coldplay’s Atlanta’s return was nothing less than visibly electric & spectacular for the 70,000+ sold out show at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

This Coldplay “Music Of The Spheres” show has been one of the best concerts we’ve attended by any artist in years. The stadium roof was open, the fireworks, the lasers, the LED wristbands given to fans, & the four different stages strategically positioned at various points on the floor all worked out perfectly in unison for one of the best shows I’ve ever attended. The band brought out surprise guest & Atlanta native Kelly Rowland at one point in the show for an acoustic cover of “Independent Women” from her time with her group Destiny’s Child. Prior to introducing Kelly Rowland to the crowd Chris Martin spoke to the audience about how when Coldplay was a new band with little money, not very fashionable & some notoriety via their one hit song that was hovering around the mid 20s on the UK charts, they met Destiny’s Child at UK televison show “Top Of The Pops.” This was the initial meeting & beginning of their friendly relationship as artists in the music industry. It was fitting that the band started their show with their song “Higher Power” as its noted that most of the performance at Mercedes-Benz stadium was powered by green energy. Fans that danced & moved around on the floor of the stadium powered many of the lights & prior to the show beginning their were people riding stationary bikes which interestingly assisted in this green energy task. It’s just one of the many efforts that band has been supporting in making the planet better as well as continuing to making the world better through music. Check out some exclusive videos above & below from the JAYFORCE.COM crew covering the event…
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Hawaii 2022 Travel Report Part IV

Hawaii 2022 Travel Report Part II

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One Vibe Africa Presents: Year Of Return (Trailer)

From the U.S. back to Kenya. Yes indeed.

You KNOW we are about travel abroad (e.g. from The States to overseas destinations). But this one hits home. As in Mother Africa, being home to ALL humanity and civilization. And this… this is epic. Of course, you know plenty of Sisters and Brothers who have declared that ‘one day’ they are going to make that pilgrimage back Home. Making it a big deal; maybe ‘too big’ a deal. But what if that ‘pilgrimage’ was less of a ‘trip’ to take. Like, let’s just say the family, the homies, the homegirls… are going to make it to an awesome event… and take in some of The Motherland while over that way. We could do that, right? We already do it for other festivals.

And like those other festivals, maybe we make it a yearly thing; or trips more often if we find things over there that draw us back.

Moving Madaraka Festival from Seattle back to Kenya signified the importance of not only arranging for individuals to travel back to Africa as it was with the case of Ghana’s year of return initiative, but getting significant events back to Africa and keeping them in Africa as a way to build a sustainable bridge allowing people of all backgrounds to travel to Africa to enjoy a festival of a lifetime, immerse themselves in the African culture, and inspire global change and collaboration towards mitigating climate change, which does not only threaten the climate but is an existential threat to our music, culture, and livelihood.
– One Vibe TV

Dope music and culture do it again. Let’s get together; for the community and the cause. It’s a Vibe. One Vibe Africa! Matter of fact, why not show love and SUPPORT right now: Cop the EP (linked below) #ForTheYouth #ForKisumu #ForKenya #ForOurWorld

Hit the jump for more on that. The fam Mazzi really blessed with the knowledge on this one. Knowledge and blessing right to mobile #Mobilize


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Dzydex Speaks On Becoming A Producer & A Man On Odell’s Roundtable (Video)

I mean, I am more of a producer… a behind-the-scenes kind of guy more than on-camera talent. However, I get tempted to get interviewed every time I watch Odell do one of his guest intros. The props he gives are tops!

A lot of times the main person that can hold you back from Greatness is yourself. When I recently had Dzydex on the show he spoke about how he has grown as a music producer. He is well traveled living in places all over the world as a military brat. His production has caught the eyes and attention of people like Joe Kay of Soulection to being used for Adiddas ads in London. We talked about how he has built the relationships in this music and life game and what drives him to push forward. Check out his music at and if this provides value to you please subscribe to the Channel & share with a friend!


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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:

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.


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Dave ‘The Business Bully’ Anderson Speaks On Sales & His Purpose In Life (Video)

The homie Odell is always, in all ways, talking relations on his show. This time we are talking BUSINESS relationships. Lean in for this one!

I was joined by Dave Anderson AKA The Business Bully! If you are not familiar with Dave do your Googles. He is a radio veteran who has used his years of Sales & Marketing to build his own company. He helps transforms small & large businesses taking them to the next level. We talked about how everyone is in Sales, networking and how being complicated made it clear for him he had to pursue his gifts. I am excited about the discussion we had. I also thank Dave for agreeing to be on Odell’s Roundtable he is a man of his word!

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Blctxt Speaks On Being A Rap Nerd & His New Album On Odell’s Roundtable (Video)

Ohhhhh, so Blctxt is doing his different thing now… a photography thing, too, now… we knew about the music, but let’s learn about everything. Courtesy of the homie O-Diesel.

Representing Clayton County Blctxt joined me on the Roundtable to talk new music. The Working Class Music artist has just dropped a new album “Nothing Takes” where he talks about growth and following his creative spark. We also discuss how he started taking photos on his phone to now having his photographs in accredited Art Shows. A great conversation watch, share, and enjoy!

Like the late great Nipsey Hussle might say: Blctxt “Is Nothing Like These Other Rap N**gas!” Good interview.


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Lola Bastinado Shares Her Sexpertise On Odell’s Roundtable (Video)

I’m on porn sets all the time…

Okay. I am not the jealous type. But if I gotta be jealous… Odell, my bro, you would inspire that. All these lovely lady ‘friends’ you have on the show… WOOOOOWEE! This ep of Odell’s Roundtable, we get HOTTIE Lola Bastinado talking sex, relationships and more,

I was joined once again by my friend Lola Bastinado Sexpert and media maven when she was recently in Atlanta. She is the owner of & she travels the world helping couples communicate better & find more passion as well. She is always a pleasure to speak with and we talked on communication the art of listening women in Hip-Hop & More. Make sure you subscribe to my YouTube page and follow me on all social media at @artbyodell follow Lola at @lolabastinado


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Pretty Ken Speaks On Keeping It All The Way Atlanta & On His Show On Odell’s Roundtable (Video)

Haaaa! Dude went right in on Odell’s setup. But, O-Diesel… for reals… WHYYYYYY do you have two dudes sitting on ONE loveseat? Bahahahaaa! Some funny talk, some real talk, all good talk.

Pretty Ken joined me on The Roundtable. You might not know PK but he has been behind some of the biggest rap names coming out of his hometown of Atlanta, GA. We are talking the Dungeon Family, The Attic Crew, started off in a group with Cee-Lo. He is a veteran. Thing is we hardly discussed music but more about how he has built great relationships. How he has learned from past ways of not communicating well. We also discussed the power of marketing and how it’s important to want to be the best! Watch, Share and enjoy this is a great discussion.
– ArtByOdell


*** UPDATE: Part 2 of this interview is now embedded after the jump. Keep watching! ***

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Yamin Semali Speaks On Being A World Traveler, His Artistic Brand, And Building Relationships On Odell’s Roundtable (Video)

Score another bomb interview for the bredren Odell! DJ, Producer, and one of the O.G. emcees when we are really talking ATL indie Hip-Hop sector… Yamin Semali! stops by Odell’s Roundtable. We discuss how moving to East Point around the same time Outkast dropped Player’s Ball helped shape his musical identity. How he has built great relationships in the music game that has allowed him to travel not just the US but all over Europe performing his music. He explains the ratio of people you need to keep around you if you have dreams of being creative in this game! Watch, Comment, and Share hope you get some value from this!

Hit play for Part 1 above. Part 2 after the jump.


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Combat Sports And Hip Journalist Ismael AbduSalaam Speaks On ‘Beats, Boxing & Mayhem’ On Odell’s Roundtable (Video)

Aha! My dudes! A no-brainer that I had not thought of… until Odell put it together here. Why not have @ArtByOdell and BeatsBoxingMayhem’s Ismael AbduSalaam just start talking and record the jewels! Yeah. And how much content are we talking here? Enough such that we had to post the two-parter. Start above, and continue after the jump.

Ismael AbduSalaam is a well respected journalist who covers Music & Boxing primarily. He joined me on the Roundtable where we talked how he got into covering Boxing & working with great sites like before creating his own site I also shared with him how I almost got into a fight at a Camp Lo concert he was covering for which if it happened might have changed the chance of us ever meeting.

WHAT??! Somebody disrespected Odell and his lady?? Why do I still feel a way about that? Like I need to pick up something blunt and get my bro’s back on that… But it’s over. It’s just that Odell is such a chill dude. Anybody starting sh!t with him gets me heated. Wooosah!


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Tierra Speaks On Helping Herself By Helping Others On Odell’s Roundtable (Video)

Yoooo! My bredren Odell always gets the best guests, but Tierra though… she’s a goddess! BEAUTIFUL! Her poise and countenance spoke before she said a word. Just regal! And then we hear from the Queen. Wow!

Had the pleasure of having Tierra Burrell AKA Tierra Goes Green join me on the Roundtable. We talked about health, helping people and the importance of going inward. She is a great businesswoman along with being a plant-based holistic thought leader who speaks around the country. She holds no punches when talking about health & what we put into our bodies and how that affects our overall health.


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ALL CAPS, no cap: BoneBreaker Jones, Sam Peezy, J-Sun KOA, GreaseKydz & Sikz Earned My RESPECT

Above: J-Sun on the left, Sikz on the right, and all the GreaseKydz right down the middle from front to back (Tea Bag da Herbalist, Shawty Plx, Expo, Phobro da Ab)!

…and that was waaay before this past Friday night! That is why I extended an invitation for each of them to give a feature LIVE performance at the 16th Anniversary Celebration of The Remix, one of Atlanta’s best and longest-running Hip-Hop radio shows. When @ATLRemix gave me the green light to program the first hour of the six-hour event with a live cypher-inspired lineup, I immediately reached out to the talented folks who showed love, showed up, and showed out on my dream mixtape “Livin Proof” Rebooth LP project (posted on here a few years back). When I could not pay them anything more than RESPECT, they did that for me. And though my pockets are still hella lean and linty, I still have RESPECT, with interest, for all these guys (including post-Rebooth newcomer Sikz). RESPECT earned, RESPECT due, RESPECT paid… In that way, me and mine are very wealthy indeed (RESPECT stays being paid). And the night of the event, the brothers showed love, showed up, and showed out like I knew they would (and then some)!

Sidebar: RESPECT is crucial, you see. So much so, RESPECT! was the theme for our portion of the Anniversary Celebration event; a program within a program you will see tagged #ALLCAPS #nocap around the Interwebs. Because we mean it, we are shouting #RESPECT to everyone involved in making this happen – in ALL CAPS, no cap, from the tippy-top of the ‘Snocap’ (as in ‘snow-cap’ on top of the mountain, as you will see in the logo after the jump).

Engaging interviews and mind-blowing performances from my bredren BoneBreaker Jones (with Sam Peezy aka Tony Factory), J-Sun KOA (King Of Alabama), GreaseKydz (Expo, Phobro da Ab, Shawty Plx, Tea Bag da Herbalist) and Sikz #RESPECT #ALLCAPS #nocap

And the family of support I had was HUGE: Gerald Olivari, DJ Yogi, Tierra, BigDee, and Brittany of @ATLRemix …videography by Si-Video Production’s own Robert Nunnally and on-camera Host/Spokesmodel Liza Ashe of @GoodCurvy …my invited ‘press corps’ (@ArtByOdell and Ismael AbduSalaam) …and my consultant & stalwart ally Iman Lexington who answered all my what-do-you-think calls and emails leading up to the event. Even my nephew Jasen (J-Sun’s son) came through and stayed with his old uncle to make sure I was ‘safe’ while out that late at night. Plus, after a long work week, seeing all the familiar and new friendly faces in the place gave me LIFE #RESPECT #ALLCAPS #nocap

The whole night was EPIC! And, man, oh, MAN! Just wait until we get our audio and video finalized. Keep keeping your ears and eyes open for that. And keep checking back here for the exclusives!

(In the meantime, I tossed in a few behind-the-scenes screenshots after the jump.)


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Charlton Palmer Speaks On Being “CP The Artist” & Not Being Put In A Box On Odell’s Roundtable (Video)

Knowledge and confidence in self. VERY important! Watch as CP draws a parallel between his lane in the art world and the rap game. Dude has been ‘Kanye-ing the game’ for some time now. Another dope interview from the homie Odell.

Charlton Palmer aka CP The Artist is a self-taught artist who refuses to be locked down by a particular style or medium. A native of NJ who has made Atlanta his home now knows firsthand what it’s like to try and get your name out in a new city. He talks about how he balances working his craft while also having to be his own publicist and anything else it calls for to run his business. It’s a great discussion on staying creative and also what he has coming up in the near future. So check his work out at and let he and I know what you got from the discussion!


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Britteny Speaks On Finding Herself As “Trap Yoga Bae” On Odell’s Roundtable (Video)

Ladies and gentlemen, I present the interview quote of this decade: “How can yoga help you when you are so stressed out that you wanna just slap a hoe?” Baaaahahaaa (but for real, how?)!

YOU MUST WATCH THIS! I always watch & listen when the homie Odell uploads a show because it will be QUALITY. The bonus here is the guest. Odell always invites the best to sit with him, but Britteny is FIRE! Heavy on the woke (consciousness) and just as heavy on the WOW (just look at her, Yeezus West)!

Britteny AKA Trap Yoga Bae stops by the Roundtable. Its a great discussion on how she built her brand from the ground up. She explains how she took on Yoga just as a way to relieve stress and it’s led to her purpose. She breaks down some of her ratchet affirmations & encourages us all to just do some good in the world. This was a fun episode!


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DMC Has A Message For The DJs & Fans At Mobile Beat Las Vegas (Video)

Shout to Gerald Olivari with BV Mobile Apps for sharing this awesomeness from DMC.

Y’all (fans, us included) have been showing love to DMC for decades. So, he has to keep getting on stages and wrecking ’em. And he’s TIRED. Whew!

(HAAA! What a wonderful problem to have, right? Keep going, Darryl Mac! We love you, man!)


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171 years ago Frederick Douglass and Dr. Martin Delany started ‘The North Star’ as the leading abolitionist newspaper of the day. They spoke truth to power and unashamedly used journalism as a platform to fight for freedom. With the blessing and permission of the family of Frederick Douglass, we are rebuilding ‘The North Star.’
– The North Star News Group

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Being Sean: Truly Thankful

Very appropriate post from the homie Sean. Might make even the most ‘Hotep’ among us call this time of year ‘THANKSgiving’ at least once…

As I get older holidays are taking on a different meaning for me. When I was a kid Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year days meant toys and food. As a teenager it became gifts and food. As a young adult it became girlfriends and a different type of gift (heh, heh), oh and food of course. As a real adult with a daughter it became toys and food again and now that she is a teenager it has become something different and that is appreciation of who I am and what I have. With Thanksgiving around the corner I wanted to take the time to write a piece on what I am thankful for. First… (More at

Being Sean: The Battle At ‘Golden Corral’… A Special ’30-For-30’

Wow! There is an awesome mix of ‘now that is a damn shame’ and ‘getting the train back on the right track’ in this latest blog post from the homie Sean ‘Cisco.’ And if you aren’t chiming in with “amens” every now and then as you read, maybe you’re in the wrong ‘meeting.’ Check back in an hour. We ‘Waist Watchers’ will be done by then.

There’s A Reason It’s Called Golden Corral…

It’s been a while since I told you about my progress on losing weight and that’s because….I gained weight. Yup picked up quite a few pounds, 30 to be exact. I know you are saying “Whoa, what happened?” Well….life happened. Remember when I told in previous stories that I am an emotional eater? The emotions don’t have to be negative. Happy get food just as fast as stress and anger. Shoot that’s why McDonald’s named the combo “Happy Meal”. How many people are going to order a “depressed meal” or a “pissed off meal”? It doesn’t work that way…

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