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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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SPORTS & STREET TALK TV & PODCAST SERIES

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JOSH PORTIS

Born and raised in the Streets of Los Angeles California Josh Portis pursued a professional football career at the quarterback position. He played NFL with the Seattle Seahawks from 2011-2013, CFL Toronto Argonauts 2013 & 2014, CFL Winnipeg Blue Bomber 2015 & 2016 season and AFL with the Washington Valor in 2017 & 2018 season playing a total of 8 years. He has crossed paths with numerous iconic figures in the sports world and also has developed connections with entertainers musicians and political figures in the world today.

 

ROB GORDON

Rob Gordon, born and raised in Washington, D.C., found his love for comedy and laughter in grade school. During his college years at Hampton University, Rob decided to take his natural talent and bold personality to the masses at his first stand-up show which was just the beginning of his multitalented career. Rob expresses himself not only in stage, doing stand-up but also through his skits and sketches, acting in films and web series, his use of social media, and his YouTube page. He is a true talent that is ready to take the entertainment world by storm!

 

BRITT WATERS

Conversation, dedication and tons of energy are Britt Waters’ keys to success in the broadcasting world. Britt has a decade of experience as a radio, television and sports host. She obtained her BA in broadcast journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park before getting her big break entertaining millions on the nationally syndicated Russ Parr Morning Show. Britt Waters has been nonstop since. She is currently on-air in the #1 market at WNEW 102.7 in New York and on WPGC 95.5 in Washington, DC. She is also the in-game host of the NBA‘s Washington Wizards and the WNBA champion, Mystics. Britt has two TV shows for DC’s Office of Cable Television, contributes to national networks as an entertainment reporter and racks up views as a digital journalist for luxury car brands, Bentley and Aston Martin. Whether on screen, in the community or on social media Britt continues to flourish as a relatable and passionate storyteller. In her free time, you can find Britt with her family, at a Starbucks or attending a pro-wrestling show.

Keep up with Britt: BrittWaters.com   Instagram/Twitter: @itsBrittWaters Youtube.com/ItsBrittWaters

 

ROCK JONES

Rock Jones born and raised in Macon, Ga. Rock took an early interest into travel, agriculture and holistic medicine. After 6 years of constructing and developing multiple farm businesses in and around Georgia. He decided to expand his horizons and take on new challenges in the Dmv area where he attended Heritage Institute for Chinese Medicine and Therapeutic Massage. Once certified as a massage therapist, Rock wasted no time furthering his education receiving Chinese medicine, neuromuscular therapy and reiki certifications as well. He quickly began to build and develop a massage business in 2003. 2005 after the tragedy of hurricane Katrina, Rock took time off as a therapist to volunteer his services for those affected. Providing financial and expedited food assistance to families. Throughout his journey Rock obtained a license to cultivate. He was afforded the opportunity to begin his very first Medical Cannabis farm in 2015. As a cannabis cultivator, he utilizes his experience and skills to create a product that is conducive to the progress of his business and his community. With my vast knowledge and understanding, he brings an aspect to the grind that is unbeknownst by many.

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CELEBRATING HIP-HOP, LIFESTYLE AND CULTURE, THIS IS STRAIGHT OFFICIAL MAGAZINE

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Santa Sallet is Putting On For The DMV

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Recently I got the chance to chop it up with SANTA SALLET to get to know the upcoming DMV recording artist and speak on what he has going on currently.

DJ SPINS: What is your Stage Name? Please tell us where you’re from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry?

Santa Sallet: My name is Santa Sallet and I was born a champion in Roseau, Dominica. I currently rep the DMV. I love cartoons and I excelled at poetry at a young. One day I came home and I saw Busta Rhymes’ video Gimme Some More and the rest is history.

DJ: Who and/or what inspires you to create?


SS: I see rap kind of like martial arts. I enjoy the sport of rapping and I want to continue sharpening my sword and my skills. The way I can do that is to rap with the best. To do that, I need to be part of the best of them.

DJ: How would you describe your sound?


SS: Classic. I bring a lot of classic 90s rap sounds with a modern flair. My rap style is really a child of New York/East Coast rap.

DJ: What is your creative process like?


SS: I am always freestyle. I am forever freestyling. I will hear a beat that’s so dope once it comes on that I can’t stop freestyling to it. The only way I can stop is to conquer the beat by writing a song to it. Then I can find peace once more.

DJ: What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?


SS: Busta Rhymes, obviously, but also Schoolboy Q, ASAP Mob, Tyler the Creator, Dave East, Maxo Kream, Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar, and the legends like Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z.

DJ: If you could open a show for any artist who would it be?


SS: Schoolboy Q or Tyler the Creator right now would be dope.

DJ: What is one message you would give to your supporters?


SS: Think and grow rich. What you think, say and do is what you will become.

DJ: What is the most useless talent you have?


SS: Juggling and completing Rubik’s Cubes really fast are pretty useless talents.

DJ: What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?


SS: The same thing I do every day. Try to take over the world. Being a rapper is just the start. I am an entrepreneur and rapping is just one of my business ventures. So I guess I’d still be making money.

DJ: Who are some artists you admire and why?


SS: I admire Kanye West. He was one of the first artists known for both their production and ability to rap. I wanted to emulate that and produce my own rap albums. In addition to Kanye West, I also admire other billionaire rappers such as Jay-Z and Dr Dre (Not quite…but you get the idea). I too would like to be a billionaire rapper. Finally, I admire Will Smith. What an amazing career. He’s also one of my early rap influences. He has a phenomenal career as a CLEAN rapper and actor. I too would like to rapper/actor.

DJ: What is the best advice you’ve been given?


SS: Be original. I was lucky enough met DJ Jazzy Jeff for the release of his album “The Magnificent” during a family vacation in Cape Town, South Africa. I bought his record and lined up for a signature. When I got to the front I asked him if you had one piece of advice for an aspiring rapper, what would it be? He thought about it and replied, “Just be original. No matter what you do or what anybody says just be original. Be yourself. Be original.” As a huge Fresh Prince fan, I remember being SUPER nervous at the time and like walking away when he started talking, but he stopped me because he really wanted to make sure I heard what he was saying. I now approach my rap career with these words in mind.

DJ: If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?


SS: I wish it was easier to use other people works to create derivative works. Like I get its copyrighted and you need to be compensated. I don’t get why you are allowed to say no. Let’s make sampling easier. I guess you could disagree with the message your music is being used for, but that’s art. I think it’s meant to be free to grow and evolve. They say you have two deaths: The first is when you die. The second is the last time someone says your name. I want to live forever, baby. Use my music.

DJ: What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year?


SS: I want to go on tour. I will be dropping my official mixtape early next year. Be on the lookout for Plutography. I want everybody to hear it. I plan to rap all over the world.

DJ: What is your social media? How can people get in contact with you?

SS: You can find me on everything @SantaSallet. You will find me hanging out on Instagram the most. If you want to get in touch head over to my website at www.SantaSallet.com and fill out the contact form. Otherwise, don’t be weird and just drop me a message on any of my socials.

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Bryson Tiller Releases ‘Killer Instinct 2’

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THE RETURN OF PEN GRIFFEY

Happy Monday! Y’all know I’m always going to shoutout the 502 especially, because lately they’ve really been putting on. Although it seems like this Louisville artist always leaves his fans on read, he’s returned! BRYSON TILLER released ‘Killer Instinct 2’, which is a sequel to his 2011 Halloween mixtape by the same name. It very much gives Trap Soul Halloween, so let’s get into it.

via Flaunt Magazine

This new release consists of 13 tracks including Tiller’s rendition of Normani’s “Wild Side” and Chris Brown’s “Heat”. The TrapSoul creator also only features fellow Kentucky artists like Julius Keith, Marz, and producer Rob “Saint” Calloway. These folks made ART fit into 28 minutes. (And can talk about the Diddy intro on Money Dance?)

Ima keep showing them what Louisville sounds like…”

@juliuskeithmusic

Where’s Bryson Tiller Been?

Tiller took to the internet and assured fans that new albums are on the way citing his grandmother’s death as his reason to resist stagnancy. This is certainly reflected in the first track entitled “First Call”, which appears to be a conversation with himself about getting back on track. He follows up in the calls after to remind young Tiller to keep going, also revealing that the second voice is future Tiller. Bryson is now gearing up for his long-awaited album Serenity, the follow-up to last year’s Anniversary.

Celebrating the anniversary with you guys last year really helped me fall in love with making music… because to be honest, for a while there I really didn’t want to be bothered with anything music related…”

@brysontiller
via Capital XTRA

What I love about this project is how raw it is! Bryson was just honest through and through, in addition like he said, he just came to be an artist and create with no expectations. He did just that! That “Kentucky Shit” was just dope in a right of its own because this is honestly a song I’ve been waiting for from him. Oh, and the Marz vocals – YES!

If you haven’t heard it yet, tap in here. After you listen, tell me what the best track was! Take listen to the first volume of the mixtape here.

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The Quest Chronicles: Speak Up!

THE QUEST CHRONICLES: SPEAK UP! Is this mic on because I have something to say. In life we deal with people on the regular; experiencing a variety of emotions, attitudes, hearing different perspectives, etc. Things change when dealing with people on a personal level because communication is a struggle.

It still saddens me to this day that it’s so hard for people to communicate with their loved ones. If there is an issue; speak up! If there is tension; Speak Up. If you’re uncomfortable; SPEAK UP!

Yes, some make it hard to comfortably converse with them but is it worth you holding all that hurt and tension inside? Sometimes you have to stop sparing your own feelings to protect others. Easier said than done but you have to take the first step.

THE QUEST CHRONICLES: SPEAK UP!

CLOSING REMARKS

This is Ms. Gotta Love Me herself T-Quest & you’ve just been Questified! Show love by commenting, sharing & following me on social media @TQuestGLM Email me topics to discuss & QUESTions you may have. To learn more about the one & only T-Quest or to hear about certain topics in-depth please download my “T-Quest” app in your google play store & your app store. On the app, you’ll be able to hear Gotta Love Me Radio 24/7. Visit my website www.GottaLoveMeWorld.com to buy any merchandise as well as my music.

Check out more of T-Quest articles  here: https://www.straightofficial.com/?s=The+Quest+Chronicles

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Meet the Artist: 85Royaltee

Etienne Conner, known as 85Royaltee, is a musician from Florida who has been in the industry since he was 15 years old. He began his career as an engineer and was originally not a huge fan of the spotlight. That all changed when he realized people won’t let you touch their music without hearing what you can do. He started to freestyle, mix, and master his own music. He ended up gaining a fanbase, and didn’t expect to connect with people the way he has throughout his career. 

85Royaltee fully realized his potential when he had his first performance and forgot the lyrics to his verse. The crowd became was upset that the song was ending prematurely. It was a song that 85Royaltee composed, and he couldn’t ignore his call to music any longer.

“At that moment, I realized that I needed to take this seriously and go hard. Succeeding [in the music industry] isn’t easy – it takes practice and you have to grind and perfect this craft,” he explained. 

85Royaltee has kept his word, consistently dropping new music, promoting his work and performing in and out of the U.S. He even lived in Japan for about a year, where he performed and reached a new audience. “I love performing and seeing people who don’t speak my language, vibing to my music; that was the best feeling I’ve had so far.”

With all of this experience under his belt, 85Royaltee has improved both musically and financially. 

I’m proud of how far I’ve come. A lot of people say they want to do it, but don’t follow through. I’ve managed to follow through for so long and it’s paying off. I’ve even tapped into the business side of the music industry, which will help me grow even more. 

85Royaltee on his experience in the music industry

Of course, the music industry comes with its challenges. 85Royaltee wants to focus on reaching the masses and expanding his audience while staying true to himself. “A lot of people will tell you to change your sound, your cadence, or your fashion. I’ve continued to be me and it’s gotten me where I am today.” He encourages young artists to do the same and to stick to their unique styles.  

While 85Royaltee creates different styles of music, he enjoys writing and performing emotional, more personal, songs the most. “Writing is therapeutic to me. I write about things that I’ve been through personally. This allows people to connect with me as an artist. I can make party music but I make love songs, too. There’s that pain I express too. I would rather have a fan connect and relate with me more than anything else.” 

85Royaltee is not letting Covid slow him down, and has released two dope singles, “3am” and “Tryna Touch A Mili.” Living by his motto, “don’t stress over what you can’t change,” he has successfully adapted to the music industry and is headed to the top of the charts at an international level. 


Check out 85Royaltee’s music on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, and follow him on Instagram @85royaltee!

#GETSOM via @miya

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Ant Bailey Introduces a New Genre ‘Rap-Pop’

Ant Bailey Introduces a New Genre ‘Rap-Pop’

Anthony Bailey aka AntBailey is bringing us a New Genre ‘Rap-Pop’. Queens-born, Atlanta- raised artist who has a creative vision that he wants to share with the world. He saw music as another way of expressing himself and found that calling in high school. But it wasn’t until after learning Dance at The Artist Institute of Atlanta when he started to take music seriously. In 2013, he recorded professionally, producing the beat for his single “Get Like That,” after that, he knew that he can make anything.

In 2014, the rapper/songwriter has cranked out his debut EP. Got Energy, which featured such tunes as “Moodkiller” and his hit single, “Energy”, which hit nearly 7K likes on Soundcloud. AntBailey describes his music as “Hype- Conscious,” meaning high energy, but also informing music with some subliminal and thought-provoking messages. shows his versatility by not only performing hip hop and R&B, but also Pop, Rock and EDM.
In Atlanta, he got the attention of HoodRich Pablo Juan’s older brother, Caleb and in New York, YNVS CEO Juan ShampooRamirez, who took AntBailey under his wing.

Musical Influences

AntBailey cites J. Cole, DMX, Coldplay, Usher, the King of Pop, Michael Jackson as his musical influences, but idolizes the hardest working man in showbiz, James Brown, whose stage presence and performance AntBailey takes after.
AntBailey has performed in both New York and Atlanta as well as Coast 2 Coast Live and SXSW. His goal is to be one of the greatest performers of all time, bringing back the feeling of performing and the lost art of dancing in hip hop. He hopes to open doors to more than just music, but to fashion and art as well, making him the creative visionary he was born to be.

I’m currently working on visuals for my new single, “Bad Lil Shawty” as well as my debut album on the YNVS label. Stay in tune with my New Genre ‘Rap-Pop’

AntBailey

Stay Connected

https://linktr.ee/Ynvsantbailey
Instagram: @ynvsantbailey
Twitter: @ynvsantbailey
TikTok: @antbaileyyy

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WHO DOES NICK CANNON THINK HE IS?

#GetSOM via @mochabk

via ABC News

If you look up ‘multiple streams of income’, next to it you’ll see Nick Cannon’s name. We’re always seeing him make countless appearances throughout pop culture. It’s literally been that way since the beginning of 21st century. Some works we even identify as crucial in order to maintain your “black card”. Nick’s body of work and his influence is immense. I don’t know who Nick thinks he is, but he is obviously creating a mogul that you’d love to be.

CANNON’S LEGACY

We make a lot of jokes about his distasteful music, his ex-wife being worth more than him, and his basketball team of offspring (ages 10 months – 10 years). Beyond that all, he is a powerful man. Cannon has had every opportunity to fail, but as multitalented as he is I just think that’s something he won’t do. He’s established longevity, so while we’ll probably never stop joking on him, we see you king and we’re rooting for you!

Nick Cannon as Lil Kims new manager
(Photo Cred:UrbanIslandz)

THE NICK CANNON SHOW

Lil Kim recently revealed Cannon as her manager while implying that we can see all 7 of his children on the cover of Drake’s Certified Lover Boy. However, this bond is apparently nothing new and they’ve been “best friends” for years now. What is new is that his namesake show, is being considered to take the time slot of Wendy Williams. Wendy has been deemed not healthy enough to return to air and has delayed her season premiere for weeks now.

BACK ON AIR

You may remember that not long ago, Nick was kicked off of the ViacomCBS network for allegedly making “racist” and “anti-Semitic” remarks. His nationally syndicated morning radio show was also pulled before being moved to midday after his reinstatement to the respective networks.

See some of Nick Cannon’s greatest moments down below. Check out why we love to hate him, then take the quiz below to see if you’re a real Nick Cannon fan!

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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.

(Photo Cred: Francis Steuber Twitter)
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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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