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[NEWS] Actor Ray Liotta Passes Away at 67

Actor Ray Liotta is photographed for The Wrap on June 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Elisabeth Caren/Contour by Getty Images)

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RAY LIOTTA has passed away. Confirming multiple news reports, the acclaimed actor passed while on location in the Dominican Republic. TMZ reports that while shooting a movie titled “Dangerous Waters” that he died in his sleep. Liotta was 67 years old.

Sources close to Liotta also claim that his fiancée was with him during the filming. There has been no reports of foul play nor any other suspicious accusations surrounding this story.

Ray Liotta (Photo Cred: TV Insider)

Ray’s Sketch of Life

Liotta was one of Hollywood’s hardest working stars. While known for several roles, his most memorable role was starring in “Goodfellas” alongside Robert De Niro & Joe Pesci as mobster Henry Hill. Another unforgettable performance was in the iconic film “Field of Dreams” and his portrayal of Shoeless Joe Jackson.

Liotta had countless films under his belt including “Cop Land”, “Corrina Corinna” and “Blow” where he played alongside Johnny Depp as Fred Jung, the father to Depp’s character George Jung. It was this role that was a personal favorite of mine. The heart-wrenching scene produced one of the film’s most memorable quotes.

Ray was a devoted father and husband. He most recently celebrated his engagement to Jacy Nittolo via social media. Liotta leaves her and his daughter Karsen Liotta, who is also following in her father’s footsteps to mourn his loss.

(Photo Cred: Actor IG Page)

Straight Official Magazine offers our prayers and condolences to the Liotta family as well as his peers and his fans.

R.I.P. Ray Liotta

Ray Liotta (Photo Cred: The AU Review Website)

‘May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face. And may the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars.

Ray Liotta as Fred Jung in “Blow”

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SOMag Presents “The Fleet Files” With Fleet DJ’s: DJ XXL | @dejayxxl

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For over two decades, the fleet dj’s has grown from a small crew to a proficient coalition with over 500 members and counting. since 2001, THE WORLDWIDE FLEET DJ’s has changed the lives of both its members and the entertainment industry they have thrived in.

These are the members. These are Their Stories. THESE ARE “THE FLEET FILES”

Name: DJ XXL

FLeet DJ Since: 2012

Location: Los Angeles, California

Region: WEst region/California Fleet DJ’s

WHO IS DJ XXL?

DJ XXL has a tenure in both Hip-Hop and the entertainment industry spanning over a decade. I asked XXL what made him get into the genre. “I got into Hip-Hop as a backup dancer with Ice-T & The Syndicate. The crew (2 Much Bass) was one of the biggest dance crews in LA. Taking names and battling was the mindset. We KILLED crews on the dance floor!” He recollected on a moment that was big. “My biggest battle was with Brand X, held in Huntington Park, California in East L.A. Ice-T and The Syndicate were judges of the event, which is how we got our way into being linked with the Syndicate. We were featured in the Original Gangsta video with black hoodies and Rottweilers.”

Joseph Rudd is a assertive and driven individual. He has touched a number of the essential building blocks of Hip-Hop in his journey to becoming a Fleet DJ. “I also am a member of 4 of LA’s largest graph crews (FBI, Far Beyond Imagination, OSB One Step Beyond, & SNM, So No Mercy). It was during the graph crews time when I first became an MC. My rap name is Juggala Vein.”

DJ XXL said his decision to become a DJ was inevitable. “I am already a B-Boy, rapper and graffiti artist. I already embodied the other elements of Hip-Hop so DJ was the last one I needed to capitalize on.” As a member of Fleet, he is the main moderator for Fleet DJ Conference Calls, designing the national protocol for conference calls. He has been on the move for Fleet in ten years. “I was originally on WCF (West Coast Fleet) DJ’s Team for 1 year before moving to the Midwest Fleet DJ’s. There I represented and built the Iowa division. I also built the Chicago team to expedite the success of Iowa. Then I became the State Manager for the Chicago Fleet DJ’s. Built it up to 10 DJ’s before I gave the team to new management and migrated back west to become manager of the WCF.”

Be different. Don’t follow trends because originality is your number one commitment.

DJ XXL’s advice to upcoming artists

MORE THAN A DJ

Our conversation shifted to moves outside of being a DJ. XXL is also a core actor with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). “I’ve been in 10 motion pictures. I was in The Fan as a cop in the final scene with Wesley as one of the cops that shot DeNiro’s character.” Another film that XXL was in was a skateboard movie called Grind in which you can see him clear as day down below.

XXL is an A&R as well as a manager for independent artists. I asked him what can we expect from him this year. “I’m currently the road manager for West Coast artist Marc Handsome. Be on the lookout for a new music video with Mark featuring Jim Jones called “If I Like It” dropping soon!” XXL wears several hats as he is a producer, radio personality and media correspondent for Straight Official Magazine.

With every DJ having a story behind how they got their name, I had to know how he came up with his. “Basically I used to try to figure out what my name would be. My personality is larger than life. I put it together as XL initially, but added the extra L to personify that, to be larger than life.” I asked him what would his biggest takeaway would be in being a member of Fleet. “After 30 years I’m still a DJ. It’s my ability to break new music & network with the industries past legends as well as upcoming artists that has remained the constant.”

DJ XXL with Jim Jones

Quincy Jones didn’t have his first hit until he was 50. Don’t give up.

XXL’s advice to upcoming artists

IN CLOSING

As a member of Fleet, I didn’t officially meet XXL until we crossed paths at the 10th annual Fleet DJ Music Conference last year. Once we met it was all gas and no brakes! He is a vital member of the coalition as well as an official brother from another. I look forward to seeing what will do next as a member of Straight Official Magazine!

I gave XXL the floor to close out our interview and he had nothing but admiration for the Fleet DJ’s. “Thanks to The Worldwide Fleet DJ’s for embracing my energy and inner talents and giving me the opportunities and platforms to elevate in the entertainment industry. Shouts to Ice-T, Cypress Hill, Mellow Man Ace, My DJ, DJ Earl-E, and the whole Transparent Crew. First but not last, to my mom and dad for genetically giving me the tools to do what I do best.”

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SOMag Presents “The Fleet Files” With Fleet DJ’s: Mocha The Mack | @mochathemack

For over two decades, the fleet dj’s has grown from a small crew to a proficient coalition with over 500 members and counting. since 2001, THE WORLDWIDE FLEET DJ’s has changed the lives of both its members and the entertainment industry they have thrived in.

These are the members. These are Their Stories. THESE ARE “THE FLEET FILES”

Name: MOcha the Mack

FLeet DJ Since: 2021

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Region: south region/Florida Fleet DJ’s

WHO IS MOCHA THE MACK?

MOCHA THE MACK is the newest member of The Worldwide Fleet DJ’s for a reason. Although she’s rarely behind the ones and twos, it’s her one-two combination of being a journalist and media personality that’s enough to move the crowd. As a writer for Straight Official Magazine, Mocha is a part of the home publication of Fleet DJ’s. She does it all from content creation and promotions to music reviews and interviews.

Her whatever-it-takes persona has helped the magazine in it’s growth. “I’m winning by helping y’all win, so if you ever need an assistant or PR rep on your team, I’m ya girl! If you need something and don’t know where to find it, I’m ya girl, I’ll help connect you.”

Justice B.K. has always had a desire to become a writer. Even before she became Mocha, she knew way back in Kindergarten that this was her path. “I used to make student and staff gossip mags out of loose leaf paper. After that I focused on music training and passed up the opportunity to establish myself as a writer in high school and college.”

You have to be willing to always be a student to excel at anything, not just journalism.

Mocha The Mack

When I asked where she draws inspiration from to create, she relied on a personal creed. “My motto has always been “Aspire to Inspire” and that’s just been applicable to everything for me. I really didn’t know how many people would actually pay attention to me, without me going out of my way to be extraordinary.”

In her journey into journalism, Mocha has found her way to approach interviewing that makes the reader feel as if they were there during the sit down. “When I transcribe interviews, I always tell the subject’s story as colorful as possible because I want you to see the picture they painted for me.” Mocha also controls her own narrative by being cautious with her words. “But when I talk about myself, I’m just as strategic with words because you only know what I allow you to know. That’s how I control my story.”

WHAT DRIVES MOCHA

Mocha has always had big dreams. Besides wanting to be a teacher, she’s been preparing herself for a career in music. “I’ve been training musically my ENTIRE life so I sing, dance/choreograph, act, and even DJ a little! (laughs) We talked about peaks and valleys in our respective paths. Mocha talked about overcoming herself to achieve her goals.

“My best experience would have to be my early days of interviewing and being a mistress of ceremonies. I knew it was what I wanted to do but I was so scared of rejection. Those programs went extremely well and I got so much praise for just being courageous! I learned to believe in myself and keep pushing through with this thing no matter what!”

There was a point in time that Mocha could have walked away from her pursuit of her journalism. She told me that two words she kept hearing most of her life almost changed everything if not for an invitation to join Fleet. “I never would have taken my journalism career seriously if I hadn’t joined. Too many times in life I heard that I “should have”. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity again.”

Follow your heart and do what you love because that will make it easier for you to stick to it and win. You may have to do a million different activities until you find what you love, but just do it!

Mocha’s advice to aspiring artists

I had to ask Mocha how she came up with her name. Her story behind it was hilarious! “So not that many people know my real name anymore and I just refuse to tell most people because they try to act like they really know me (laughs). On the other hand, I needed a rebrand for people to take me seriously. I had a friend back in the day whose hair color was the same as her skin. I’m an earth sign so I guess it makes sense that I like brown anyway but I had to come up with a cuter name than brown, so I chose Mocha.”

She continued, “Everyone began calling me Mocha, despite a few haters but I digress (laughs) then Megan Thee Stallion said in a verse “I get in my act on that yak/ He call me “Megan Thee Mack” and that just stuck with me! Anyone who knows me knows how Mocha can get of the yak so I replaced Megan with Mocha. Now I can’t sing it any other way!”(laughs)

IN CLOSING

My sit down with Mocha was indeed inspirational. As a writer myself it was easy to connect with her on several viewpoints. When I asked her if we could look forward to any future projects, she was a bit reluctant. “The problem is I tell y’all stuff a little too early sometimes (laughs) but, I can tell y’all that my book is still under construction and y’all can look forward to writers’ workshops happening very soon. Y’all go follow @MackbookMedia on Instagram because it’s coming!”

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SOMag Presents “The Fleet Files” With Fleet DJ’s: DJ Les Rico | @djlesrico

For over two decades, the fleet dj’s has grown from a small crew to a proficient coalition with over 500 members and counting. since 2001, THE WORLDWIDE FLEET DJ’s has changed the lives of both its members and the entertainment industry they have thrived in.

These are the members. These are Their Stories. THESE ARE “THE FLEET FILES”

Name: DJ Les Rico

FLeet DJ Since: 2019

Location: Jacksonville, Florida

Region: south region/Florida Fleet DJ’s

WHO IS DJ LES RICO?

Even before joining The Worldwide Fleet DJ’s, DJ Les Rico knew that being a DJ was his passion. When I asked him what inspired him to become a DJ, he referred to a memory that has stuck with him for years. “Living in the lower eastside of Manhattan, we would have block parties in the parks. There were local DJs that taught me a lot. It sparked my interest and kept me out of trouble.” Rico has over 30 years experience in being a DJ. Like his coalition family, he dons several hats. He is the manager of the Latino Division of Fleet, a recruiter for Fleet as well as DJ for Straight Official Radio.

Enrique Ramos is a man that is grounded by his family values. “I focus on keeping family a priority. Making time for both them and DJ’ing.” Being currently retired, Rico spoke on how he maintains balance in his life. “I utilize my time DJ’ing while my wife works to keep balance over everything.”

Rico has encountered his share of peaks and valleys in his career. His best moment came from one of his largest events. “My best moment was when I DJ’d at a 3-day event and on the last day it was at DeSoto Park in front of a huge crowd! The joy that I felt was indescribable!” When Rico spoke on his valley, it had nothing to do with being a DJ. It dealt more with a medical condition that he has had for over two decades.

Having a medical condition I am challenged everyday. Playing my music helps me to defeat how I am feeling.

DJ Les Rico on how he deals with his condition

RICO’S WAY OF LIFE

In 1998, Rico’s life would change forever. “I was diagnosed as AIDS positive on June 29 1998, with a 16 T-cell count and not given a good chance to live.” Even with this placed upon him, Rico found both strength and courage from the one thing that meant the most to him… his family. “But with the love and support of my family, I am currently now with T-cell over 1200 and undetectable! I am living with God and with the love of your family, anything is possible!”

It was the same joy that Rico got from DJ’ing at DeSoto Park that helped tremendously with his condition. “It has become a healing force against my battle with HIV.” I asked Rico how he came up with his stage name. “DJ on the Lower East Side of NYC!” (laughs)

As we further spoke, I found out just how giving he is when it comes to his craft. “I have events free of cost on many occasions. Anytime or any place, I embrace the opportunity to help local charitable organizations and help support fellow DJs.”

DJ Les Rico and wife, Lisa

IN CLOSING

I have met many goals in my life. I am seeking new ones with each experience I undertake.

DJ Les Rico

DJ Les Rico is a fine addition to the Fleet DJ family. With his own family being the center of his life, it’s no secret that he is successful in all that he does within Fleet. You can follow DJ Les Rico on Instagram and tune in to Straight Official Radio to hear him in action!

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SOMag Presents “The Fleet Files” With Fleet DJ’s: DJ TY | @djtymusic

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For over two decades, the fleet dj’s has grown from a small crew to a proficient coalition with over 500 members and counting. since 2001, THE WORLDWIDE FLEET DJ’s has changed the lives of both its members and the entertainment industry they have thrived in.

These are the members. These are Their Stories. THESE ARE “THE FLEET FILES”

Name: DJ TY

FLeet DJ Since: 2019

Location: Crown Point, INdiana

Region: Midwest Fleet DJ’s/Indiana Fleet DJ’s

WHO IS DJ TY?

Residing in the nineteenth state, DJ TY has been fascinated with being the life of the party. I asked TY what convinced him to want to become a DJ. From a very young age he knew this was his calling. ” When I was 7 I used to sit in the window and watch this DJ named Greg who rocked parties in the Playground. I was mesmerized at how the music made people happy. I knew then that my calling was to be a DJ.”

From there TY would put in the work. “I officially started my DJ journey at the age of 12 rocking family events. When I became a teen, I began DJ’ing all the block parties and high school events in my neighborhood. I also began producing house music and started releasing albums on Dance Mania, and Juke Trax Records. TY would go on to DJ at night clubs before he was old enough to be in them! He would go on to sign with Techo Mafia and tour the country rocking out numerous parties and events.

With a number of Fleet DJ’s wearing numerous hats, TY is no exception. “I am also a producer and co-owner of ILLIN Entertainment. I also own an Internet Radio Station (WHHR-DB Hoosier Heat Radio).” His inspiration for what he does comes from family, mostly from his closest sibling. “My sister Rhonda (R.I.P) had the most awesome album collection you could ever see. She kept me motivated when things got hard and I wanted to give up. I continue to drive down this road in her honor.”

DJ TY

TY’S ROAD TO BEING A DJ

Tyrone Lumpkins knew that the path he would take would have it’s peaks and valleys. When I asked TY to speak on a few that stuck out he reminisced on his largest event. “My best experience as a DJ is when I rocked my first Rave Party. There must have been over 3,000 people there. I was super excited and nervous at the same time. When I finished my set and heard the response from the crowd, it was up from there!” As for valleys he had a humbling experience that stood out. “My worst experience was showing up to an event and no one was there. I mean, no one ever showed up all night! It’s super difficult to keep your focus and push through an event like that.”

Show up with the same passion in your heart no matter what the circumstances are. You still put your all into it. It could be just one person at the event that’s having a bad day and you could be the person that changes that for them.

DJ TY on the takeaways of becoming a DJ

TY’s work is never done as a member of Fleet DJ’s. I asked him what can we expect from him moving forward. “I have a couple mixtapes dropping soon. One with various artists called Under The Radar Vol 2, also one with an artist named VBass.” As a member of the hottest DJ coalition in the world, he understands his role in the culture. “Music can be very healing and it’s up to us as DJ’s to be the musical doctors for people at times.”

TY works alongside his Fleet DJ family to break the next hot artist. I asked him what piece of advice he could give to upcoming artists. “Traveling this music journey will take you through ups and downs. There will be trials and tribulations throughout your journey. NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS!!

When I first started DJing, I was horrible (laughs). I used to DJ one my mother’s turntable with the mechanical arm and I would put the speaker in the window. Everyone in the neighborhood called me Terrible Ty. There was a local DJ that took me under his wing and once I got my skills up to par, I dropped the terrible and went with DJ TY.

DJ TY on how he came up with his name

IN CLOSING

DJ TY is not only a dope addition to the Fleet DJ family, but a great addition to the growing Indiana division of Fleet as well. I opened the floor for him to shout out any and everyone. “I want to give shouts out to my wife, (Moni) my brother (Ernest),sisters (Rhonda & Donna) and my business partner Jason Holmes. Anyone who has supported me in this journey, I thank you!”

You can follow DJ TY on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @djtymusic and can book him by emailing djtymusic@gmail.com.

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SOMag Presents “The Fleet Files” With Fleet DJ’s: DJ Pynk Dyamond | @dcsmodel_djpynkdyamond

For over two decades, the fleet dj’s has grown from a small crew to a proficient coalition with over 500 members and counting. since 2001, THE WORLDWIDE FLEET DJ’s has changed the lives of both its members and the entertainment industry they have thrived in.

These are the members. These are Their Stories. THESE ARE “THE FLEET FILES”

Name: DJ Pynk Dyamond

FLeet DJ Since: 2021

Location:(Orgin: Bronx, New York) Current: Fredericksburg, VIRGINIA

Region: EAST REGION FLEET DJ’S/ViRGINIA Fleet DJ’s

WHO IS DJ PYNK DYAMOND?

Hailing from Richmond Virginia, DJ PYNK DYAMOND has both a style and drive that is all her own. As a member of the Fleet DJ’s, she wears several hats and dons them well. Not only is she a member of 2Fli Female Division of Fleet and a Fleet Model, but she is also the Virginia State Manager of Fleet. Even before joining the #1 DJ coalition in the world, Pynk Dyamond was involved with music from a young age.

“When I was 9 years old I began playing an instrument called a Fluteophone. Then I learned how to play the French horn and trumpet when I got in 6th grade. I continued all the way through high school, where I made 1st chair in my school band’s trumpet line!” It was from that point her passion for music was born. “I have a really good ear for music, so much that I learned how to play without having to read notes!”

I asked her what songs she has in her current playlist. “Respectfully” by Suga J, “Cookout” by Luce Cannon and LOTS of House/EDM Music!” (laughs). All DJ’s have a rhyme and a reason for their stage name. I asked Pynk how she came up with hers. “Well at first, I called myself Dj Lady B, but I saw too many others with the same name. I thought about it. I love the color pink and I love diamonds, so I put the two together but I had to spell it differently. Too many others had the regular spelling. But once I bought the domain of my name, I spelled it my way!”

PYNK DYAMOND’S MISSION

Also known as Becky G, Pynk Dyamond is an advocate of chasing dreams. She possesses five college degrees, owns her own business and is an affiliate of nine different radio show programs. “I’m here to show the world that women can follow and achieve any goal that they have!” I asked her about the peaks and valleys that she’s dealt with since becoming a DJ. “One of the worst experiences was not being respected by some male counterparts. They thought that because I am a female I can’t do what they do. I overlooked that. Because regardless of being a female DJ, I will be the best at what I do in the business.”

So what can we expect from Pynk moving forward? “I have various things on the horizon. In particular, I am getting ready for the holiday event on the Cruise Lines that I work for! I am also involved now with our Christmas Toy Drive coming with the Fleet DJs East Coast Region.” Pynk Dyamond is always working to break the next artist to aide them in their dreams. I asked her what advice can she give to up and coming artists looking to be the next big thing.

“The most important piece of advice is to learn how to market your brand, no matter whether you are an artist or DJ. Marketing is very important to your craft. If you don’t let people know what you doing in that craft, then how will they know who you are?” I asked Pynk with all that she has going on, where does she find inspiration to continue on her path to her goals. “Music has always been inspiration enough for me. I listen to music to soothe my soul on a daily basis.

You can heal someone’s pain through music. It’s a great way to learn about different cultures through genres of music. Without music, there is no inspiration.

DJ Pynk Dyamond on what inspired her to become a DJ

IN CLOSING

DJ Pynk Dyamond has nothing but love and appreciation for her Fleet DJ family! ” I like to give Fleet Shouts to DJ P-Money, DJ Ms. Tan, Klassik CEO, DjHot1, DJ Cook, Dino and Heavy Hustle of KHUR Radio, DJ Skinny, DJ L Boogie, DJ Baby G, DJ Bobby Blaze of TX, DJ Pinkie, and outside of Fleet DJs is DJ Nate of Richmond VA, and Cruz Sherman of Cruz Inc Radio.”

Photo Cred: Apex Couture Magazine

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#NewMusicMondays feat. Havoc & Styles P

CELEBRATING HIP-HOP, LIFESTYLE AND CULTURE TENTHLETTERMEDIA & STRAIGHT OFFICIAL MAGAZINE PRESENTS #NEWMUSICMONDAYS

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 29: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains profanity.) Havoc and Styles P attend Wreckage Manner Album Listening on November 29, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

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Styles P & Havoc are redefining the meaning of collaboration in Hip-Hop. Their new joint project Wreckage Manner was released this week to rave reviews this month. Both artists are already members of legendary factions in music(Mobb Deep & The LOX). The two confirmed that they are the newest duo to emerge in Hip-Hop. They here to show everyone how collaborations are done!

Complex reports that Havoc spoke on working with Styles on the project. “Making this piece of work reminded me of working with P (the late, great Prodigy of Mobb Deep),” he said in a statement. The project was solely produced by Havoc. This project comes off the recent release of Styles P’s Ghosting album, his 14th studio project.

Styles P & Havoc-Wreckage Manner (Photo Cred: Complex.com)
(Photo Cred: The Source Magazine)

Styles is an artist that I was a fan of over the years. Making this project was truly a pleasure.

Havoc on working with Styles P

These two MC’s are pioneers in the genre. Wreckage Manner is reminiscent to many of their timeless classics from their respective catalogs. One of my favorite tracks from the project is Havoc & The Ghost, which you can listen to down below!

Havoc & The Ghost-Wreckage Manner

We thank you for rocking with TenthLetterMedia & Straight Official Magazine as we celebrate Hip-Hop, lifestyle and culture! Stay tuned for more dope content and remember, it’s the #DueSeason so #GetSOM!!

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SOMag Presents “The Fleet Files” With Fleet DJ’s: DJ Hot1ne | @djhot1ne

For over two decades, the fleet dj’s has grown from a small crew to a proficient coalition with over 500 members and counting. since 2001, THE WORLDWIDE FLEET DJ’s has changed the lives of both its members and the entertainment industry they have thrived in.

These are the members. These are Their Stories. THESE ARE “THE FLEET FILES”

Name: DJ HOt1Ne

FLeet DJ Since: 2019

Location: INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

Region: MIDWEST REGION FLEET DJ’S/INDIANA Fleet DJ’s

WHO IS DJ HOT1NE?

DJ HOT1NE knew from a young age that she wanted to become involved in music. Since the age of 18, she’s been immersed in the artform. Whether it was playing the congo drum given to her by her legendary grandfather Cecil Hunt or performing in high school bands, her passion for music is amazing. “I love music! I have to have it around everyday (laughs). I’m already a songwriter and producer so it just clicked for me.”

Atrice Harris is a student of the industry. By educating herself on studies of both law and the music business, she has thrived in an industry dominated by men. It’s as if she has a point to prove. “I’m determined to prove the world wrong. I earned my respect as a female DJ and as a DJ, I’m still learning. I’m very humble to have been given this talent and I Just want to use my platform to help and bring others together in music.”

Before becoming a member of the Fleet DJ’s, DJ Hot1ne was putting in the work. Collaborating with cousin and Indiana legend Go Hard, she produced a legendary mixtape that would catapult her to great heights. After joining Fleet in 2019, she would don several hats in her journey. Currently, she is the Assistant Midwest Regional Manager of Fleet as well as an Assistant Manager for the female division of Fleet known as 2Flix3.

WHAT IS DJ HOT1NE UP TO?

Since becoming a Fleet DJ, Harris has been hard at work to break the next hot artist. As the music director for Midwest Fleet Radio, she runs a weekly radio program dedicated to highlighting emerging talent. She remains humble in her quest, saying “My experience being a DJ has been amazing! I have had the opportunity to work and network with some great spirits. In this business when you meet and surround yourself with good energy it makes if fun.”

I asked Hot1ne what projects she’s got coming up. “I’m currently in the process of putting together a Midwest mixtape, showcasing some of our great Midwest family. I’m also putting together several raid trains and shows via Twitch.” She also has her hands in business as she launched her own business. “I have a new business called Mix Your Life Right LLC . It consist of merch, clothing , gaming and custom Resin pieces.”

When it comes to music I discovered that Hot1ne has an old soul. I asked her who’s currently in her playlist. “Right now it’s a lot of old school R&B. Maze & Frankie Beverly “After the Morning After” I love that song! Of course Mary J. Blige! I’m so ready for her never album next month. As far a new music my good brother Maxie just dropped his new album Called Bag Season. It’s a banger!!

Keep God first. Learn the business first and keep a strong support system in your corner, not a bunch of “yes” people.

DJ Hot1ne

AN UNFORGETTABLE PERFORMANCE

I got to know DJ Hot1ne this year as we both attended the 2021 Fleet DJ Music Conference in Jacksonville, Florida. It was because of Harris that I was able to attend the conference as she organized a carpool to make the 13-hour drive from Indiana. During the conference the ladies of 2Flix3 were having their own set that took place moments before the Artist Showcase. Not taking anything away from the fellas that rocked their set hours earlier, but the ladies did the damn thing that night!

When it came time for Hot1ne to perform her set, I couldn’t realize the music that she was using in her mix right away. The other DJ’s used music that was familiar but what Harris was playing was equally tight! It was only until the showcase began that I realized what she had done. Hot1ne was using the music from the artists slated to perform to create her mix! This was not done by any other DJ at the conference, and it ingenious to do so at such a large event!

From Left: DJ Doc Swift, DJ Hot1ne & Jay Mill at the Fleet DJ Music Conference

IN CLOSING

I just started writing down a bunch of names (laughs). I can’t remember how many but DJ Hot1ne stuck and I’ve been holding it down ever since.

DJ Hot1ne on how she got her name

No matter how far she goes in her quest, DJ Hot1one has made it a point to remain humble. “I’m just thankful to be a vessel and give people a piece of me through music. There’s so many people to name so I’ll do this: Thank you to all of my Fleet DJ family, Street TakeOver Radio, Street Madness Radio, Moore Music Radio, Hoosier Heat Radio, 1023 Da Jams , Midwest Fleet Radio, IHeart Radio, Franchise Radio, Dyme Jays, Supa DJs, Hood Certified DJs, all of my Twitch Family, and any one who has ever booked and supported the DJ Hot1ne Brand I love you! Don’t stop dreaming! Thank you also to Straight Official Magazine.

Make sure to follow DJ Hot1ne on all social media platforms via LinkTree and email her for bookings at djhot1nefleetdjs@gmail.com.

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KISS Guitar Legend Francis Stueber Dies from COVID

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Francis Steuber (Photo Cred: Paul Stanley Website)

FRANCIS STUEBER, legendary guitar tech from the rock bank KISS has died. The 52 year old musician passed away on Saturday. This news has left his family and fans to mourn his loss. iHeart Radio reports the band cancelled their concert on Sunday following the news of Stueber’s death. It wasn’t known how long “Fran” had been ill or whether he was on the road with the band at the the time of his passing.

Longtime friend Paul Stanley was devastated saying in a statement, “My dear friend, buddy and guitar tech for 20 years, Fran Stueber died yesterday suddenly of Covid. Both on and offstage I depended on him for so much. My family loved him as did I. He was so proud of his wife and 3 boys as they were of him. I’m numb.”

(Photo Cred: Paul Stanley Twitter Page)

Steuber had a storied career in music, working alongside REO Speedwagon, Heart & The Offspring. KISS had announced that all precautionary measures were taken in preventing any COVID related issues while on tour. The band would cancel their End of the Road farewell tour in September two weeks in when Gene Simmons and Stanley would contract the virus. Both artists would go on to make full recoveries.

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We all lost someone so special.

Paul Stanley on his thoughts of Francis Steuber’s passing on Saturday

COVID-19 has claimed another well known personality today as we reported earlier in confirming the passing of Former Secretary of State Colin Powell. TenthLetterMedia & Straight Official Magazine offer our prayers and condolences to Francis Steuber’s family and fans.

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[BREAKING NEWS] Colin Powell Dies From COVID-19 Complications

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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell (Photo Cred: The New York Times)

THE LOSS OF COLIN POWELL

COLIN POWELL has passed away .Confirming multiple news reports, the former Secretary of State and political pioneer died on Monday due to complications from COVID-19. Powell was the first African-American to serve in the position and was was highly revered. The Hill reports that the family of Powell announced his death in a recent statement. He was 84 years old.

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A FAMILY MOURNS

The family also reports that Powell had been fully vaccinated and was at Walter Reed National Medical Center receiving treatment.” We want to thank the medical staff at Walter Reed for their caring treatment,” the family stated via Facebook. “We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father and a great American.” Colin Powell was influential on Capital Hill, as he held critical positions during the terms of Ronald Regan, George H. Bush, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

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TenthLetterMedia & Straight Official Magazine offer our prayers and condolences to his family. Rest well, king.

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