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Lu Cruise -Artist in the Spot Light

Lu Cruise


Lukeeshaa McCoy, lyrically known as Lu Cruise, is a fresh young rapper with a lot to offer. She was born in Daytona Beach, FL, on July 19, 1991. Her stage name Lu Cruise is a derivation of her first name and the way she smoothly cruises over the beat. Lu Cruise is a rapper, singer-songwriter and entrepreneur who cites Missy Elliott, B.o.B and Lupe Fiasco as some of her musical influences.

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Cruise is also the head coach of a local amateur adult football team, The Daytona Beach Wildcats. The Wildcats are a family owned, ministry based, non-profit organization, whose primary mission is to provide a positive atmosphere where academic and professional excellence is encouraged. Through the organization,the players and coaches are assisted in achieving their educational and professional goals.

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 The Daytona Beach Wildcats are members of the Florida Football Alliance (FFA). The FFA is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion and advancement of minor league football teams based in the state of Florida. Head Coach Lu Cruise and the Daytona Beach Wildcats 2014 season kicked off this April in Daytona Beach, Fl. The Wildcats play at the Derbyshire Park and Sports Complex, so come out to the games to support the local team with big talent.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gvj7chEFxHM – Daytona Beach Wildcats Highlights

Lu Cruise is doing her thing musically as well as on the field. She has a mix tape currently available dubbed,”Cruise Control”. Lu Cruise has a style of her own and it’s gaining notoriety. She’s under her family’s management company, Real McCoy Enterprise. The family owned company has a solid foundation built on values. Lu also has a few projects on the horizon, including the track “Tonight(Runway Ready)” ft. Mook Boy with a video set to drop in the near future. Some of Lu Cruise’s YouTube videos and contact information is readily available.If you’re interested in following her on social networks or contacting her for business the links are below.

Twitter – @lilcruise

Facebook – Lu Cruise

Instagram – lucruisemusic

website – http://www.LuCruiseMusic.com

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Written by: Keidra Ponder
Published by: Keedie’s Corner 2014

Get on Track with Singer / Song Writer Marquise Henderson

The Corner highlights a young man making a way for himself in the music industry. Marquise is an accomplished songwriter, in addition to being a singer, vocal producer, model, actor and an artist. He has endured many hardships being born in Texas and raised in Daytona Beach, Fl. For Marquise to elevate in his career, he had to leave his comfort zone, he now resides in Peoria, IL. This move led him to start his own journey in life and Keedie’s Corner is here to tell his story.

 

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•So how long have you been working in this field?

• Professionally I have been working as a songwriter since 2008. I have worked on a number of projects and also I have worked with a plethora of different artist, including; Cassie (Bad Boy), N.O.R.E. (Def Jam/ Roc-La-Familia/Babygrande Records/Conglomerate), Stevie J. (Bad Boy/Love and Hip Hop Atlanta) and  Benzino/Dave Mayz (Source Magazine/Hip Hop Weekly Magazine) are a few clients.

●What made you lean towards this career path?

● Ever since I was young I’ve always had a passion for music, and a niche for singing and writing. It just felt right for me to pursue music 100%. My mother was a great musician who was murdered at a young age. From hearing everyone in my family talk about her story and how she could’ve really made it, I felt almost as if it was my destiny to follow in her footsteps and accomplish what she was supposed to.

What was your best achievement in this field thus far?

● I feel as though my best achievement thus far is having the songs that I’ve written being  played on the radio, like the N.O.R.E. and Cassie song I penned, “Baby Girl”. It was Dope because not only did I write it, they kept my vocals on the track from where I referenced the track for her. I was super excited to see how good of a reaction the song received! Another achievement for me was to be apart of the first season of Love And Hip Hop Atlanta with Stevie J and Benzino.That was a major blessing and experience I will never forget!

What is your main hardship or difficulty working in this line of work?

● I feel the main difficulty working in this industry for most is not understanding the years of hard work behind the scenes you have to do before anyone knows who you are. I literally use to write songs and come up with concepts before they knew my real name, and not some made up nickname they gave me. For some, instant gratification is something they feel they need and unfortunately it doesn’t work like that. It takes years of hard work before anyone knows who you are.

● What is a funny or lighthearted moment you can remember in your career?

• I remember when I was at my first video shoot with Stevie J (Bad Boy/ Love and Hip Hop) and Benzino (Source Magazine/ Hip Hop Weekly), we were in between scenes and this girl asked me for a picture and my autograph. I looked at her like she was crazy and hesitated for a minute and then Stevie J laughed at me and was like, “Give her your autograph and your number, Welcome to Stardom Young Boy”. Looking back at that day I was one of the main frontmen for the video and I still hadn’t realized it yet. Everytime I think about it I burst out laughing.

● What advice do you have for up & coming songwriters who plan to pursue this career path?

• Work hard, stay humble, and be patient. So many people want to just do 1 or 2 things and they feel like they’ve earned their way into stardom. It doesn’t work like that, being humble and understanding the amount of hours it takes to become a professional is very important. Without dedication and patience you wont survive.

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● Are you affiliated with any companies or organizations?

• Hip Hop Weekly Magazine, Plush Recording Studios, Orlando Recording Studios (ORS) and Heavi Boy Records.

● What past work or future work can we look up or look forward to?

•This summer I am releasing an EP entitled “Love Marquise”, the first of 3 installments. Im releasing those through itunes, google play, and my website https://www.lovemarquise.com

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“First Class” Music Video ft Benzino, Stevie J , and Marquise <—link

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Written by: Keidra Ponder
Published by: Keedie’s Corner  2014

Explore Celebration Inflation balloon decor with Patronda Austin

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Her name is Patronda Austin, she’s working out of Deland, Fl. and she’s the owner of Celebration Inflation.Patronda specializes in custom balloon decor for any occasion.

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Her fascination with balloons started about 2 years ago while planning her daughter’s baby shower, it was there she created her first balloon columns and pacifier centerpieces. She couldn’t sleep thinking about what she wanted to create next! “I just love creating pieces and seeing my clients reaction! So I decided to research balloon art a little more and came across a balloon seminar website that absolutely took my breathe away! Who knew you could do so much with balloons! From fun to Faaaabulous! I cant help but smile and laugh when I think of creating! I love bringing smiles to faces and wow to places!”

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After posting a few pics on Facebook and word of mouth, she started getting calls almost everyday inquiring about her services. Patronda has always done party planning and decor for family , friends and associates,but none for paying customers.

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Have you ever went to a reception, party or gathering and left in an awe from the beautiful decor? Well if you ever get invited to a party decorated by Celebration Inflation that’s exactly how Patronda Austin will leave you feeling. She has a niche for party planning and using balloons to create beautiful center pieces and columns.

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Come to Patronda’s annual Luau party if you’re interested in having a good time and seeing her work on display.

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Luau history….”The Luau party started 9 years ago when I said to myself, I’m going to host

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or my birthday! The party is hosted in Deland, Fl. Everyone came out and participated, th

ey bragged how beautiful and nice it was, and wanted me to do it again! My party has become a well known must see event! People come from all surrounding cities to enjoy themselves. Unfortunately last year I canceled because of the weather and I thought they were gonna hang me! So this year the luau is in full effect on May 2nd!”

Please don’t hesitate to call Patronda Austin the next time your need balloon decor. It’s clear from the pictures above that she does her thing with the balloons. Let’s Inflation Creation blow you away! “What’s a party without balloons? ”

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Written by: Keidra Ponder and Victor Evans

Published by Keedie’s Corner,  2014

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