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Artist in the Spotlight: G.I. Gizzle

By: Keidra Ponder

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While in Atlanta, we had the chance to chop it up with artist G.I. Gizzle. He recently landed in the city to promote his newly released album with Rich The Factor, “Don’t take this Personal”’.  As one of the stops on his campaign tour, we kicked off our first episode with a real vibe.

 

The artist has a record label 1000 entertainment as well as a clothing brand DirtBagz  . He prides himself in being authentic and being a man of valor. His integrity and faith in God has open many doors for him yet he still remains humble and hungry.

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The artist is doing numbers with his hit song “Barcode” Ft. Boosie Badazz and giving those numbers back to his community. You can hear the truth in his lyrics and you can see it in his actions. G. I. Gizzle has a few notable collaborations but plans to put out a solo EP to give the people more of the Grit he is known for. So talk to him, he talks back!

 

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Artist in the Spotlight: Projeck Bo

This is Mike of Keedie’s Corner and I’m bringing you an exclusive interview from the West Coast. I had the pleasure of speaking with East Los Angeles own Projeck Bo. It’s a pleasure to have you on The Corner, let the viewers out there know who Projeck Bo is.

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Projeck Bo is me of course! I’m one of the hottest rappers on the West right now, I’m just coming home from an eight year bid and now I’m back like I never left. If you need a visual, click the link to check out the video for my song “On Da Block” off my mixtape Projeck Muzik Vol.1. All in all I’m just out here trying to make it make sense.

The content of Projeck Muzik Vol. 1 has tough material and real lyrics. The irony of it all is that you’ve actually been incarcerated due to your ties to our neighborhood set. What is your take on individuals living that life for the props and acceptance? Would you say your music is a wake up call for the listeners that need to hear the harsh truth about the streets?

Yea man I did that time but I will never wish that on anyone. I was young and wild, I lived my life a totally different way before prison. Prison is not a place I would ever want to spend another day in, now that I’m out I’m in a better place in my life. I’m not the same person I used to be. It’s a lot of people out here still doing the things I was doing years ago that got me sent to prison. The only thing I can say to them is if you can find a better way to get money, try that way because your life can be taken away from you in mere seconds.

Is your music geared towards a particular crowd or do you reach various listeners with the message in your songs? Is it quote unquote “Gangster Music” or would you say it has a conscious feel?

My music is a mixture of things, I try not to just make music for one particular crowd. I make music for everyone and it’s more than just “gangster rap”. Although it may seem like it’s gangster music, my music is based on my life and things I have been through. Everyone has a story to tell, hopefully everyone can relate to mine.

Now let’s get into Projeck Muzik, can you give a basic description to the viewers about what’s going on from the first volume to the second up and coming volume you’re working on now. What’s the picture your painting with your lyrics? Is it a mixture of tracks put together to tell your story?

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Well Projeck Muzik Vol. 1 was an introduction of who Projeck Bo is, where he came from and what he’s been through. Now Vol.2 is a different story, it illustrates how my life changed after doing those eight years in prison. Projeck Muzik Vol. 2 is still about the life of Projeck Bo, it’s just now I have a new agenda.

What are your thoughts on this epidemic of the blood affiliation phenomenon across the country and even overseas? How do you feel about artist claiming sets and mixing gang affiliation with their music?

It’s exactly what I’m speaking on in my music. A lot of these artist are weak, just acting tough. I speak my mind when I see your actions don’t match the content in your songs. It’s a lot of rappers out that are claiming sets and say they’re banging but can’t even step foot in the hood they’re repping. They’re out here wearing their red flags on the right side, calling them bandannas, come on man!

What type of music influenced your upbringing in East LA? Do you have any intentions on stepping outside of California to network and push this Projeck living movement?

I grew up listening to groups like; Murder IV Hire, NWA, Ghetto Boys and artist like 2pac. I’m hitting the South real soon, I plan on going to Louisiana around Mardi Gras time. 2017 is my year to shine.

Do you consider yourself a leader in your community in East LA? Is your music setting the tone for your children, peers and others affiliated with you to follow? What message would you send to them? 

I’m trying to get my city straight, I’m on a positive movement right now. I’m trying to be a role model in this game, someone the kids can look up to. I want to show them it’s not all about where you from, it’s about living life, going to school and getting a career to make sure their families are straight. Let my life lessons be an example for you. As far as everyone else that ain’t kids, all I can say is better days are coming, focus on your money and leave it in God’s hands.

I would like you to finish this sentence 2017 will be Projeck Bo break out year because???

2017 will be my breakout year because I have a lot of doors to break down, I literally did 8 years in prison and I feel like it’s my time to tell my story, it might be the realest story you’ve ever encountered.

It’s been a pleasure chopping it up with you, any last words or shout outs you want to send out to any viewers prior to the conclusion of this interview???

I want to send praises to the most high, I want to thank all my supporters and I want to thank you guys at Keedie’s Corner for this opportunity.

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Anyone looking to work with Projeck Bo you can email him at 5kingbo4@gmail.com. If you want to keep up with his movement follow him on Instagram @kingprojeckbo54, Facebook @devion toy, Twitter @projeckbo and on Snapchat @projeckbo2.

Keedie’s Corner Featured Model: Josefa Montalvo

IMG-20160728-WA0020I am an up and coming freelance model. I have been pursuing my career seriously for about 2 years now. I am a country girl, I spent most of my time growing up outside, so I can honestly say I am a tomboy at heart. One of my influences going up was Selena Quintanilla, she was so beautiful, and went after whatever she wanted. When I was younger, I also worked on a family ranch. My mother always thought I would be a singer or a dancer like Selena, but I preferred modeling. Currently I’m working on a video called “Right Now” with BLK and Petro Campaign, so be on the look out for it. My life is hetic, I have to give a big thanks to my team; my stylist, makeup artist and manager. Those 3 really help me refocus when I start to freak out. In this business trying to be famous is hard work,  in my eyes success for me would be staring in movies and to be known globally, and to own a model agency. My success reflects my drive and passion to not forget where I came from. I want to be remembered as humble and loving but not the one to cross. I’m about my business! I would like to shout out Keedie’s Corner and Mike Ice for the opprotunity, my daughter Jaala, Roxy Perez, the Naranjo Family, Montalvo Family, Soliz Family, Garza Family, and Lopez Family. For booking information email sefamontalvobooking@gmail.com

Sitting Pretty with Nail Artist Crissy

Introduce yourself to the readers let them know where your from and somethings about your career.

screenshot_2016-08-10-11-54-16-1.pngHi My name is Crissy! I’m from California, I live in San Diego. I moved here 4 years ago as a navy wife, I have a 6 year old son who I am working so hard for! 

How long have you been a nail technician seriously?

I have been a nail tech for 4 months.

What type of girl where you growing up girly girl or tom boy? Who are some of your influences?

I wasn’t real girly but wasn’t a tom boy. I loved make up and nails. But never really wore heels or shorts/dresses, I’m just me. Lol I honestly never had a person I wanted to be like or that wowed me, I just always wanted to be better person than I was after each day. 

How was it for you growing up? Is this what you always wanted to do? what career did you see yourself having when you were growing up?

Growing was typical no father in the house, but I would always talk to him, I knew who my father was. My mom never talked bad about him, she was a hard working, very strong woman. I never knew what I wanted to do as a career I loved hair also so I started selling it 7 years ago. But I never knew my career choice until actually this year! My husband said to me one day, “why don’t you do nails!?” I’m like OMG right lol and I signed up two days later! I never seen myself has a nail tech because the Asian have it on lock. But this is what I love and I wish I had done it sooner! I’m in love with nails. 

What have you been working on?

Right now I’m just sending out samples of nail supplies I sale to popular YouTube  vloggers

What other talents do you have?

I do a little make up, which is like my second love!

 If you weren’t doing nails what would you be doing?

Probably selling hair still and planning to opening a salon or store.

Have you done any services for anyone famous?

 Nails, no not yet I’m hoping to one day. I have sent hair to Diamond from Crime Mob and Lil Mo in exchange for promo. 

What designs are your specialties?

I love glitter encapsulation.

Do you have any competition in the nail world?

No. I don’t compete with anyone but myself I don’t worry about what others are doing.

Anyone you look to for inspiration in the nail world?

I like Naja from La hair I follow her Instagram. She is so nice and humble and always helping others in the nail industry. 

For you to feel successful what are some goals you would like to accomplish?

 

I want to be the best person I can be so people continue to love my spirit. I want to booked and not overlooked! I want continue to stay healthy. Last but not least stay strong and be the best mother to my son i want to raise him right. 

  What level of success would you have to reach to feel as if you made it?

I want to be the talk of the town for being the sweetest person anyone has ever met! I want to be able to give others joy when they are having a bad day. In this industry, us nail techs sometimes have close relationships with our clients, we are their therapist. We hear so many stories and sometimes we’re able to give helpful advice. So it’s important I stay humble and show courtesy at all times. I will not be happy if a client leaves my chair unhappy with my work but more importantly with my attitude. 

What would you like to be remembered for when its all said and done and the lights go out?

That my smile lit the room up! 

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Do you have any shout outs?

I want to thank you guys for this opportunity! This is so amazing! I appreciate this! 

Any words of wisdom?

Be humble, because you can go out of style. 

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To book an appointment call: 619-730-7404

Follow Crissy on Instagram at @crystalNailz_

Talking Spilled Pineapples with Artist Pineapple Citi

Hey Hustlers, the Artist in the spotlight this week is Pineapple Citi. The Jersey native is a humble female artist whose is on her rise to fame. Citi is heating the scene up with her latest single “Pepsi” and the #PepsiGang is supporting her movement. I had to chance to talk with her as she recently wrapped up filming for her single “Rose Colored”. Spilled Pineapples album dropped August 5th and I had the pleasure of getting all the Juice. Listen to Keedie’s Interview with Pineapple Citi (Click the link)

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Check out her website for more information: pineappleciti

Twitter – @CitiFrresh

Instagram- @Theyloveciti

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Night Life Entertainment talk with Cory Huling

Recently I had the pleasure of speaking to Cory Huling of C.E.O. Night Life Ent. He is very vibrant and passionate about his ventures. As a business savvy African American he brings more to the playing field than just the average party, he is a man with a plan. Click the link below to hear his story. Anyone interested in enjoying the “Night Life” follow his campaign and stay tuned. Keedie’s interview with Cory Huling

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Chief Executive Officer

Time Is Money Enterprise, LLC

C.E.O. Night Life Entertainment

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www.CEONightLife.com

Instagram: @ceonightlife

FaceBook: CEO Night Life Entertainment

Twitter: @CEONightLifeEnt 

Keedie’s Corner gets personal with Actress JC Cadena

Hi. I’m JC Cadena. I live in Los Angeles, California. I am an actress. I am theatrically trained and I am now making my transition into television and film.

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Q.  How long have you been pursuing acting seriously?

A.  I was performing in theatre before I totally committed to pursuing an acting career in 2012.  At the time I was working in production. I would work a full day and then run to the opposite side of town in mid “rush hour” and rehearse for weekend performances.  I would do this 4 days out of the 5 day work week.

It wasn’t easy making the choice.  I traded stability for the opposite. But it was time for me to make the jump, everything in my life at that moment led to this decision. Life really pushed me. I could feel a good “kick in the ass” pushing me towards acting. I’ve always been a performer ever since I can remember.  So after careful consideration, I jumped in.

Q.  What type of movies did you grow up on?

A.  I grew up watching Mexican Rancheras movies and Mexican game shows.  And American television.  I loved to read and watch scary films every since I can remember.  I think it’s because when I was young my cousins and I use to sit outside near the basketball court during the summer and tell each other ghost stories. I grew up on Stephen King books.

Q.  Who are some of your influences?

A.  My mother is an influence even today.  She was buried in 2006. I always saw her as this beautiful angelic being.  She was beautiful with model looks and I loved her very much.  Her light guides me still.

Tom Hardy is an influence. He is such a great actor and his choices are extraordinary.  I really look up to his acting delivery.  I think stars such as Cate Blanchett, who make it all about their acting and not about their personal life, are great examples of artists I would like to have my career mirror.

A producer friend, Michelle Chydzik, is an influence in my life.  She taught me that a woman can have it all. She was a wife, a mother and a producer.  She was on point and always got to the office before anyone else got there.

Q.  How was it for you growing up?

A.  Earlier in my childhood I had a lot of freedom.  I could explore places alone and I was adventurous.  I have memories as early as 6 years old walking home from school alone.  When my family moved from Quito, Ecuador to Virginia in the US, that changed completely.  We did not have a lot of family around, things were so much bigger in America.  I could no longer be adventurous so I turned to reading.  I spent a lot of my time using my imagination.  I would also write songs, poems and I enjoyed singing, that is, until I graduated from high school.  I worked to try to find myself a lot, and had great experiences that let me know I’m blessed and that I have a purpose here.

Q.  Did you always want to be an actress growing up?

A.  I wanted to be a singer first.  I loved singing.  I sang at school and at church.  But somewhere along the line I got disappointed by it, by the people around it, so I stopped singing for a long time. When I moved to LA I fell back in love with music.  Well actually, I fell in love with music on a trip to Paris. LA has a great indie music scene. I don’t understand why there are songs that play again and again on the radio, when there are so many bands that can share their stuff.

In LA it was easy to find music and art.  It is everywhere.  I put together a band and played around Hollywood. It was fun, but again I distanced myself from it at one point and found Acting.  I remember when I made the decision to move to LA, there was the me that wanted to act, but I got so caught up with finding stability that a full time job made sense at the time.  So I forgot about it.

But acting found me again and here I am, an actress.

Q.  What have you been working on? Any up and coming shows to be on the lookout for?

A.  I’ve shot a couple of projects for TV and film.  I finished a play titled “Sabado Mornings”, written by George Corbin and directed by Melvin Ishmael Johnson.  It was a collaboration with Ben Guillory who is Co-Founder and Producing Artistic Director for the Robey Theatre.  You can look forward to seeing me in a project titled “ED Blues”, written by Butch Dubarri. It is a musical comedy. I think everyone is going to enjoy it.  It has great lines and great music.

CHAINSAW, my production company, for films of all genres, is working with producer Barney Cohen on a film titled, STAR 69. The first feature is a Zombie picture.   I’m very excited about this film.  It will make you Laugh, make you Hot, and make you Scream.

Q. What actress/actors and producers have you worked with?

A. Before I decided to be an actress I worked in production after graduating from George Mason University.  I’ve been in shows with Bill Clinton, Will Smith, Julia Roberts and Adam Sandler to name a few great names.

Q.  Which do you prefer, being on stage or on film?

A.  I cannot say whether I prefer stage or film more. The stage requires a lot of work and commitment. After I am done with the show, I often still feel like the character.  It is a process.  So I gravitate to film as a break.  Film is here and now and I don’t take those emotions with me. It is difficult to choose. I love them both equally.

Q.  Which one of your characters have you connected with the most?

A.  This is a hard question.  The role I just played in “Sabado Mornings”, Rosa, I connected to a lot. Rosa loved people.  She had a young outlook on life and a positive one, yet she had a deep secret holding her back. In some ways I am very much like Rosa. I enjoy people. I have an optimistic look on life, at least I think so.

Q. How do you deal with the industry and pressure to perform?

A.  It takes a lot of energy, a great support system and a good and positive outlook to pursue acting.  Honestly, at first the pressure lies in booking the job not in performing.  Performing is the reward.

Q.  For you to feel successful as an actress what are some goals you would like to accomplish?

A.  At this point in my life I feel successful that I am where I am in my performance level.  I can feel the difference.  And I am grateful. I would like to get to the next level of course.  This year I’m really focusing on the film industry.  For me to feel successful I would like to be performing more lead roles in film and making a bigger name for myself.  And I’d like to use this platform to help the community.

Q.  What level of success would you have to reach to feel as if you made it?

A.  I would like to get an “EGOT”, (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar,Tony). That would be a dream come true. I use visualization as a form of relaxing on stage.  Sometimes I visualize my Oscar speech.  They say if you are going to dream, dream big. Right?

Q.  What would you like to be remembered for when its all said and done and the lights go out?

A.  I would like to be an inspiration to people encouraging them to chase their dreams, and to be kind to each other.

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Q.  Do you have any “shout outs”?

A.  A “shout out” to Keedie’s Corner and Mike Ice who reached out to me and are giving me this opportunity to speak my mind. A “shot out” to my family.  And to all my people in Ecuador after the earthquake tragedy, blessings to you.

Q.  Let the readers know where they can go to watch your performances?

A.  To find out more about me and my performances visit my website, www.jccadena.com.  I am always updating. You can read an extensive bio, sign up for my blog, titled; “Adventures in Actorland”.  I share advice and experiences on the road to becoming a professional actress. You can contact me there as well. Plus you will find a link to all my social media sites.

Q.  Any words of wisdom? Whatever is in your heart just speak it?

Words of wisdom from me …. work on your passion everyday, feed it, nourish it, love it.

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Breakthrough MMA 15 “Night of Champions 3” Photo Booth pictures – Patrick Corrigan post fight interview

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This past Saturday , February 28th, Breakthrough MMA through one of the most action packed events in its history! New champions where crowned, while some champions remained elite!

In Match #20 Co-Main Event
Austin McCray defeats Nesaw “Stay Thuqqn” Merriweather at 2:11 of Round 1 via Armbar and retains the Breakthrough MMA Flyweight Title. Stay tuned for his post fight interview on Keedie’s Corner!

In an amazing main event upset Patrick Corrigan takes down fan favorite Sam Senuk in a comeback victory after being rushed early in the 1st round. He took the bout at the 0:43 mark of the 1st round via knee bar. We got a chance to speak with the new Bantamweight champion and this is what he had to say.

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In a great all out brawl Dominic Jones (6-0) defeats Deon “Light Out” Times  29-28 x3 to become the new Breakthrough MMA Lightweight Champion. Stay tuned for his post fight interview on Keedie’s Corner!

Andrew Joseph takes down Keaton Shortt in a unanimous decision to become the Breakthrough MMA Middle Weight Champion. Stay tuned for his post fight interview on Keedie’s Corner! Keaton stepped in at short notice and we got a chance to speak with him,as well. Stay tuned for his post fight interview.

We have a lot more post fight interviews coming your way. Check out some Photo Booth pictures we captured below!

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Here are the rest of the fight results courtesy of Zach Moore.

Results for Breakthrough MMA 15 held on February 28th 2015 at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach.

Match #1
Keanu L. Tomey defeats Dalton Powell at 1:11 of Round 1 via Guillotine Choke

Match #2
Eric Gardner defeats Luis Betancourt via Unanimous Decision (30-27 x3)

Match #3
Tevin Washington defeats Berke Orun at 2:14 of Round 2 via Guillotine Choke

Match #4
Rob Daniels defeats Charlie Yanes at 0:50 of Round 3 via DQ (Yanes was deducted 1 point in Round 1 for an illegal strike to a downed opponent, Yanes was also deducted 1 point for an illegal strike in Round 2 and then was deducted another point which led to the disqualification and Round 3.)

Match #5
Jonathan Rodriguez defeats Michael Perepechkin via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Match #6
Hannah Goldy defeats Jenn Conaway via Unanimous Decision (30-27 x3)

Match #7
Brandon Del Valle defeats Marcus Atwood at 1:24 of Round 1 via Keylock

Match #8
Bret Cooper defeats Daniel Rodriguez at 0:56 of Round 1 via Von Flute Choke

Match #9
Johnny Barrett defeats Jackson Heem via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Match #10
Jamal Goro Thorne defeats Jaime Maury at 2:14 of Round 1 via Rear Naked Choke

Match #11
Kevin Pace defeats Seth Dupuis via Unanimous Decision (30-27 x3)

Jamal Thorne will now face Kevin Pace at BreakThrough MMA 16 on June 6th in the 135 lb Tournament Finals with the winner getting a title shot on BMMA 17.

Match #12
Jaron Millan defeats Thomas James Manning via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Match #13
Votypka Clark defeats Josh Goins at 1:12 of Round 2 via Triangle

Match #14
Dominic Stouder defeats Ramon Butts at 1:43 of Round 3 via TKO (GNP)

Match #15
Bronson Shortt defeats Wisles Zamor via Unanimous Decision (30-27 x3)

Match #16
Collin Lubberts defeats Emre örün at 0:12 of Round 1 via KO

Match #18
Dominic Jones defeats Deon Times via Unanimous Decision (29-28 x3) and is the New Breakthrough MMA Featherweight Champion

Match #19
Michael Davis defeats Jeremiah Mcdougall at 2:09 of Round 1 via Armbar and is the New Breakthrough MMA Lightweight Champion

I also had the chance to get an interview with Breakthough MMA owner Jason Arnett so be on the look out for that interview as well.

Thank you for tuning in to Keedie’s Corner Online Magazine and once again stay tuned for all post fight interviews!!! Thank  you Breakthrough MMA for the great event!!!