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Hairfeenz Chicago’s Very Own Tamika V.

Hairfeenz, an online hair extension boutique that provides quality hair extensions in a large variety of lengths and textures. They cater to Divas who love to keep up with the stylish trend in hair extensions, offer good quality hair and reasonable prices. Hairfeenz feel you shouldn’t have to break the bank to look good.
They offer 100% virgin hair in Brazilian, Peruvian, Malaysian, Mongolian, Indian and Filipino. Offered in straight, body wave, loose wave, deep wave and curly with lengths ranging from 12 inches to 30 inches),also carry lace closures, frontal and 360’s in lengths ranging from 10 inches to 26 inches to match every texture. They offer all of the textures in Remy and carry a large selection of 100% Virgin hair full lace and frontal lace wigs. Ceo’s Tamika V. and Feen has been killing the business since 2015. Shop with them at www.Hairfeenz.com

Had some questions for the Ceo Tamika V.

What made you want to be apart of the hair business?

Over the years I have spent a lot of money on hair extensions.  Being a female who suffers from Alopecia I have always been self-conscious of my hair.  After realizing how much money I had to spend to cover up my thinning hair, I decided I wanted to help others like me and those who really invest in their hair by being able to offer high grade quality human extensions at an affordable price.

How long did it take for you to get your brand off the ground?

I started my brand in 2015 and over the years I have worked hard at being able to provide the very best quality of 100% Human Extensions.  I tried many vendors before finding the vendors I work with for my product.  Being a person who is so familiar with extensions, I wanted to sample the different vendors myself to determine if the quality of the product was good.  It took a lot of time and money, but I am proud to say I have worked with the same vendors for the last 3 years.

Where did the name hairfeenz come from?

When I decided to launch a website, I wanted to get my best friend on board as a business partner.  He is a male so he really had no knowledge of hair extensions.  His neighborhood name is feen so when I came at him like “hey bestie we can call the business hairfeenz” He got super excited and jumped on board that same day.  Plus think about it… its really catchy LOL

Do you guys specialize in man pieces?

Unfortunately, we have not branched out to the men units yet, but I am, very excited about being able to offer male unites in the near future.

What do you feel about competition?

There is plenty of competition in the hair game and what I tell people is research pricing and read reviews to help determine the best products.  I feel we need competitors, so we can show the world what makes us different from others.

There are many hair vendors in the game, so I want to know why should they shop with Hairfeenz?

I’m passionate about hair because it has become such a big part of my life even before the business.  I’m the type of person who doesn’t feel at my best when my hair isn’t done.  I refuse to offer hair that I wouldn’t wear myself and I only wear the best of the best.  I feel the biggest competitor I face are stylist who also sell hair.  These stylists are able to install the hair and give you the overall look and that great, but I also tell people be mindful because a good stylist can make some terrible hair look great.  Its what they are trained to do.  I am not a stylist so what I share about my experiences with my brand and our quality is straight from the horse’s mouth.  I give it to you straight no chaser LOL.  Side note we are also one of the only sites to offer 6 different strands of hair (Brazilian, Filipino, Peruvian, Indian, Mongolian and Malaysian)

If you can have a celebrity to be the face of Hairfeenz who would it be?

OMG it would be my BFF Beyonce.  Ok fine she’s my BFF in my head, but I feel her beauty, class and grace mirrors what I see for my brand.  Hairfeenz is about quality and investing in yourself and I feel Beyonce has become an ICON not only for her talent but for her reputation of being an amazing human being.

What do you have coming up?

Well the relaunch of the site happened a few months ago and I just plan to work really hard on marketing.  We will possibly participate in some vendor events this summer and I will keep that info updated on social media.

Describe being the owner of Hairfeenz?

Its amazing to create a brand and it feels even better to nurture it.  I feel we have come a long way but I know we have a long way to go so I will say it is very exciting.

Where can they find you on social media?

@hairfeenz on IG and FaceBook.

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[Artist Alert] V.V.S NEW SONG MAC’N

VVS is an acronym referring to “Very Very Slightly” Included, a way of describing the clarity of a diamond, nearly flawless. When deciding on a rap moniker, that’s what Tennessee rapper V.V.S. had on his mind; building a ‘flawless’ career in the music industry. Born BJ Arnold and raised in Haywood County, Tennessee, V.V.S’ first decided to dabble in the rap game at the urging of a childhood friend. Following the blueprint of his influences 3-6 Mafia and Master P, V.V.S built his own recording studio and learned the ins and outs of audio editing. “I always had a business mind so I bought my own equipment so I wouldn’t have to be on a time limit in the studio. I like to cut the middle man out. I wanted to do a mixtape but hosts were charging too much so I learned how to chop up songs just like they did and put out my own mixtape series called Pimp Edition. I hosted every up and coming artist’s mixtape from my area.” V.V.S is currently building up his own promotional company and rebranding his Mac’N clothing line! The single Mac’N (Produced by Asten Rey) is spreading all over the South Eastern region & growing everyday. With his current project “Righteous” doing well on all streaming platforms, V.V.S is working on 2 new project set to release later in the year.

IG: @vvsrighteous
Twitter: @vvsrighteous
Snap chat: @vvs_macn
Facebook: V.V.S
Booking: ‭(404) 694-2458‬

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B2K Talk To Ebony Magazine About Being Back!

B2K are definitely making headlines with this millennium tour. It is a real experience for them, and they sat down with Ebony to talk about it. From the fans that grew up with them, their kids excited to watch them do their thing, the growth they see themselves as professional performers, to the vip b2k “Club B2K” experience after the show. Watch the interview here.

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STRAIGHT OFFICIAL SITS DOWN WITH T QUEST

1. Tell me a little bit about yourself how did you get your stage name, where are you from, where do you reside etc?
I’m what you call an overall entertainer. I rap, sing, dance, write, do radio, comedy, fashion & more. My stage name T-Quest randomly came out of nowhere years ago. I couldn’t understand why it popped in my head but I told myself this is my new nickname. Over the years I found the meaning of it which is Tara’s Journey. I am originally from Connecticut but now reside in South Carolina.
2. Why did you decide to become a DJ/ Artist/ Entertainer?
I grew up a quiet child but always gravitated to music. Music became my outlet and how I expressed myself to people. I started as a singer, dancer, then rapper and radio personality as well as event host came along years later.
3. Who and/or what motivates you?
My future self & my family especially my niece as well as my nephews motivate me because I do this for us. Its my passion, it makes them happy & I always wanted to set my family up financially.
My fans motivate me too because so many lives are touched by my artistry. They feed off my positive energy, my happiness and my words help them get through their everyday lives.
4. What would you say is your biggest accomplishment to date?
Having music available for purchase officially is the biggest accomplishment to me because I am not a music artist without music for the people to buy, hear & enjoy. It feels good to know people can purchase my music on Itunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc
5. What projects currently working on?
Right now I am in the process of recording my Love Album. I am excited to work with producers such as Redwing Wizz (The Solution), Cell Beatz Productions, Beats by Ced, FDX & C. Woods on this project. I am also finishing up my first relationship book called Situationships. Both to be released this year.
6. What changes would you like to see in the music/entertainment industry?
I would love to see more female hip hop artists in the game go mainstream. I would love for a lot of us to rock out together, make money and to not always be compared like it has to be a competition. We all can win together just like the guys and females in every other genre.
7. What makes you different from other artist?
I make music in many genres so I always have songs many can enjoy. I’m a hip hip artist who doesn’t use profanity, my music is forever clean. I’m diverse & relatable. They never know what I’m going to bring to the mic when performing but they know for sure that they’re going to love it.
8. What crews, company’s are you apart of why did you join the Fleet Djs?
I’m apart of a team call The PHAT Katz which is Professional Humble And Talented Katz (Ladies) The talents between the 4 of us is endless. I’m also apart of Jus Move Studios. Jus is my Choreographer, voice coach, piano teacher & more. I joined Fleet Djs because I respect the work they do & love the bond they have with one another. Also as a music artist, I’m nothing without the Djs. They have to play my music! LOL. I feel like I gained a new family once I joined Fleet.
9. What other skills/talent do you have?
I’m a music artist but I am a fashion designer as well. I have a clothing line #TheGLMCollection
I have a all natural cosmetic line.
As a radio personality & comedian it allow my fans to see my funny side too.
10. What do you do in your free time? Any Hobbies?
Since I’m a very busy person, I go to the spa on my off time. Relaxing is my happiness. I also love to laugh so I stay in the comedy clubs.
11. Anything else you want to add/ Any Shoutouts? your Social Media?
Shout out to all my REAL supporters, my family, my entertainment family & most importantly my Fleet Djs.
As a public figure I just want people to check me out, visit my website GottaLoveMeWorld.com Download my T-Quest Mobile app which is available in your Google play store. Listen to my music, buy my music & my merchandise. Respect & book me for my talents. Also don’t forget to follow me on ALL social sites @TQuestGLM
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STRAIGHT OFFICIAL SITS DOWN WITH LAYD CARTER

1. Tell me a little bit about yourself how did you get your stage name, where are you 
from, where do you reside etc?
My stage name is my last name and I am most definitely a lady before anything so I felt like that name fit me most. Also aside from that…I kinda took it from my little sister.
2. Why did you decide to become a DJ/ Artist/ Entertainer?
When I became a Radio Personality/DJ is was kind of just helping out a friend. I learned the boards so fast and the audience loved me so, that he asked me to be his co-host.
3. Who and/or what motivates you?
Women in general motivate me. When we can do great things in a Male dominated industry I am inspired. Also my daughter’s, I want them to know that all things are obtainable if you try.
4. What would you say is your biggest accomplishment to date? 
I don’t have just one. As a mom, first I would definitely say my daughters. But other than that… finishing college with my degree in Applied Science. And working underneath DJ Farenheit as an intern.
5. What projects currently working on? 
Currently I am the Southeast Regional Manager of the Fleet DJs.
6. What changes would you like to see in the music/entertainment industry?
Women being except for their talents and not their bodies. Yes I know you hear that time and time again. But it is what needs to be seen in this industry.
7. What makes you different from other Radio DJs?
I guess the fact that I never really set out to work in this industry but feel in love with everything about it.
8. What crews, company’s are you apart of why did you join the Fleet Djs?
Fleet DJs is the only coalition that I am currently working with.  I was introduced to Fleet and they gave me a chance. And with that chance they gave me room to grow.
9. What other skills/talent do you have?
Outside of Fleet, I am also a Medical Assistant. I love working with kids and helping them in anyway that I can. From the peds office to helping with back to school drives and events.
10. What do you do in your free time? Any Hobbies?
In my free time my nose is in a book. I love to read and elevate my understandings of things I am unfamiliar with.
11. Anything else you want to add/ Any Shoutouts? your Social Media?
In closing, I want you to know that anything is possible if you try.
S/o to my family for having my back and Fleet for giving me the opportunity to be great.
Layd_carter on Twitter
Laydcarter on IG
Layd Carter

Southeast Regional Manager
Fleet DJs
fleetdjslaydcarter@gmail.com

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STRAIGHT OFFICIAL SITS DOWN WITH NIA B

1. Tell me a little bit about yourself how did you get your stage name, where are you
from, where do you reside etc? Im originally from Califor-nIA! LA to be exact but call the Bronx NY my home as of now. My stage name came from wanting to make a statement in in music

2. Why did you decide to become a DJ/ Artist/ Entertainer? Music is in my DNA.  I started writing poetry at a young age which like most turned into Singing/Songwriting I was always a creator. I started dabbling in production when I was 18  and then about 6 yrs ago I started my own online radio show and started DJing and as they say the rest is history!

3. Who and/or what motivates you? I love seeing people succeed and just being able to create. I love creating new things whether it be a business, song, beat, mix etc. Im all about seeing an idea come to life! and of course my SUN….

4. What would you say is your biggest accomplishment to date? Thats a hard one I want to say giving birth, what a journey. But if were speaking professionally I’d have to say being able to interview some my favorite artists. I never in life would I have thought I would be able to chop it up with people like Jon B, MC Eiht, Keith Sweat, Fredro Starr, BIg Gipp (Goodie Mob),

5. What projects currently working on? Im working on a few Mixtapes, Tha Boom Show, Writing for Straight Official.com and Hype Magazine,  my Behind the Grynd WebSeries and more.

6. What changes would you like to see in the music/entertainment industry? I would like to see more teamwork among people in the industry. People be more likely to hate than to show love. If we worked together more we could accomplish more than we ever imagined.

7. What makes you different from other artist? Im just me, I dont try to be anyone else

8. What crews, company’s are you apart of why did you join the Fleet Djs? I joined the Fleet DJs because I saw how they moved and I wanted to be apart of something bigger! I am also with Coast 2 Coast and Dyme Djs.

9. What other skills/talent do you have? Im a geek! lol nah but I love fixing computers and hacking shit just playing I dont hack shit but I will fix your Apple/Mac device thats my speciality.

10. What do you do in your free time? Any Hobbies? I dont have much free time but when I do I just like to have fun whether it be writing, being with my family, Taking photographs around New York City.

11. Anything else you want to add/ Any Shoutouts? your Social Media? Shoutout to those who support me, I really appreciate yall….Its sooo important to have a strong support system especially if your in this business. You can keep up with me by going to my website www.NiaBoom.com and following me @djniaboom on Facebook and Twitter and @msboomnyc on instagram #BoomGotYou

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Straight official sits down with Kimbretta

  1. Tell me a little bit about yourself how did you get your stage name, where are you from, where do you reside etc? My stage name is my legal first name-Kimbretta.  When your mother makes up a name that no one else has thought of and you’re the only one in the world, you stick with it.  I’m from Lakeland, Florida and I currently reside in Jacksonville, Florida.
  2. Why did you decide to become a DJ/ Artist/ Entertainer?
    As far back as I can remember I’ve always been an entertainer.  It took me some time to find out how exactly I want to express that in the world, I think I’ve discovered it-for now.  I became a Fleet Host, because Hosting is a talent I have naturally.  A great host sets the atmosphere, directs the flow and engages an audience the entirety of a set, a great Host is a leader and that’s me all day. 
  3. Who and/or what motivates you?
    I’m self-motivated for the most part.  Getting things done, accomplishing my goals and seeing my vision become reality all motivate me to keep going.  At the core of that motivation is me always wanting to be an example to my daughter of what she can do-no matter what.
  4. What would you say is your biggest accomplishment to date?
    My biggest accomplishment to date is becoming a mom and managing to keep my daughter safe, healthy, and be there for the first phase of her life.  Oh yeah, I self-published my first book too.
  5. What projects currently working on?
    I’m currently working on my second book.  I’m also building a team to help me do my first book tour.
  6. What changes would you like to see in the music/entertainment industry?
    We don’t have the time to talk about the changes I want to see in the music industry.  I am extremely passionate about performing arts and all things music, particular vocal artists; and there is a ton of change that needs to happen in the industry-a ton.
  7. What makes you different from other artist?
    I have an uncanny ability to bring order to chaos.  I’m charmingly flawed and simultaneously exquisite all at the same damn time.  I am your next best decision-period
  8. What crews, company’s are you apart of why did you join the Fleet Djs?
    I own my own company, I’m also a part of women’s entrepreneurial support group.  I joined Fleet with the primary goal of continuing to develop my hosting, and speaking skills.  I my second goal, was that I hoped it opened doors for my daughter who is an aspiring R&B/Soul Singer.
  9. What other skills/talent do you have?
    Other than being a writer, I’m a certified life coach with a concentration in business, I’m a creative director, and I have great knack for connecting with teens and young adults (mentorship).
  10. What do you do in your free time? Any Hobbies?
    I love listening to music, watching TV/Movies, reading, researching and dancing.
  11. Anything else you want to add/ Any Shoutouts? your Social Media?
    I want to shout out Fleet DJ’s for all the work they do, to give others opportunities experience and grow within the entertainment industry.  I want to shout out Women by Choice my support group, my daughter for keeping me on toes and Superman (not Clark Kent) for saving the day-everyday.

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Straight official SITS DOWN WITH KADEYJAH

  1. Tell me a little bit about yourself how did you get your stage name, where are you from, where do you reside etc? my name is Kadeyjah. I’m from Los Angeles CA, still there today. I love to explore and I’m always open to new ideas and experiences. 
  2. Why did you decide to become a DJ/ Artist/ Entertainer? I decided to become an artist because I was always into music and singing. So many people use to tell me how musically inclined I was because I knew sooo many songs by heart and was always listening and singing along. I dreamt of being a superstar and finally got the opportunity to take music seriously and jumped into its ! 
  3. Who and/or what motivates you? My family and being successful and happy is what motivates me. I wanna be able to have fun and experience life like never before. I also have a little boy that i wanna give the world and now a days it takes a lot.
  4. What would you say is your biggest accomplishment to date? My biggest accomplishment so far being so new to music is having my music on major streaming platforms. 
  5. What projects currently working on? I am currently working on an Ep and a couple more singles to release along the way. The main focus is my EP and some videos.
  6. What changes would you like to see in the music/entertainment industry? The main change I would like to see in music is more slow jams being played in the clubs and venues . I don’t really see a lot of love songs and slow vibes being promoted in clubs . At least every once in a while being able to go out and enjoy music that makes you FEEL and THINK. 
  7. What makes you different from other artist? The thing that makes me different is my personality. I’m fun.
  8. What crews, company’s are you apart of why did you join the Fleet Djs? I’m with the Organization Music Group, who has supported and opened many doors for me in the start of my career. 
  9. What other skills/talent do you have? I have many different skills, I am good a mimicking different ranges and sounds, I can also draw, Sew. Build stuff. I’m an all around Creative person.
  10. What do you do in your free time? Any Hobbies? In my free time I like to take my son to do different things and create memories with him. 
  11. Anything else you want to add/ Any Shoutouts? your Social Media? I can’t wait to progress with my music and writing and just become a household name! I give a huge shoutout to everyone who has been supporting me so far and most importantly the Organization Music Group!       

CHECK OUT KADEYJAH NEW VIDEO


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gUyFY_pQIs

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DJ Samore Top 5 “Run Up” on the Project Girls Club

DJ Samore Top 5 , count down the hottest jamz blazing the radio airwaves. She also introduce new records from major and indie artist coming on the scene as well. Before we recap the top 20 songs of 2018. Check out this episode with The Project Girls Club. The project girls club is a collective a dope female creatives that get together and make dope “lit” music. The Girls Club consist of Shanell Snl, Mika Means, D Woods, and Princess from Crime Mob. They have a dope single “Run Up” buzzing out in these streets, and awaiting of the soon to drop music video;  DJ Samore got a top 5 interview with the ladies check it out here.

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