The Baltimore AllStarz -Video Release “Stand”

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Grinders, check this out …talk about being at the right place at the right time!

On Thursday, May 21, 2015, my friend and I were looking for a spot to watch the NBA playoffs and listen to some Karaoke. I went to my favorite spot…closed. Disappointed, I started thinking…mmm, where could we go? Then Windsor Inn came to mind. After agreeing to go…my stomach was excited because I love their wings.

As I entered Windsor Inn thinking, “which song will I sing tonight?” I greeted a few friends at the bar then I heard “Premiere Video” of the song, “Stand”. I began to look around and spotted Frank Johnson of WPB Radio & Creative Hub, Konan of 92Q, and Ivory Hawthorne of Low Key Recording Studio.

I focused on the monitors and the melody had my head bouncing but the words had my ears wide open –soaking in every word. Whiling watching this visual art piece, my mind was transported back to ALL the News reports of Trayon Martin, Freddie Gray, Anthony Hill, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Walter Scott, and so many more that died from an act of violence. I began to reevaluate my position and contribution to spread the word of self-love (to be able to love others). I have decided there is more I and my platform should/will do to help with the cause to save our future (Black Lives).

I would like to shout out Writer; Ivory Hawthorne, Music Producer; Larry Summerville, for this great work…also, shout to the Director; Abeni and the awesome artists; featured on this track to encourage and inspire lives.

These vocals are a prefect fit!!!

**Featured Artists: London Savoy, Ru Scola Dinero, Chris Michael, Travis “Bossman” Davon, Ashley T. Moore, Kiya Hawthorne, Starrz, Demetrius, Yaboi Lael, Markus Vonnell, Coolie Hi, Lotto, Mahogany Fame, Lola B, Trice “SB” Cook, Jadea Burrell, Yolanda Stephens, Greenspan, Riko, Marlena Angelique, Kymmar Williams and William “Ivory” Hawthorne.

Brought to you by: Low Key Entertainment
Production: Larry Summerville

Director: Abeni
Written By: Ivory Hawthorne

The Official Video, which was shown on May 21, 2015, will be released on VEVO Junes 3, 2015.

This project will touch your heart, and encourage you to search within yourself for resources to help the future generation LIVE to achieve their dreams. You may be the person that helps them to “STAND”.

Bring out your inner Fashionista….

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Miileah Morrison, Fashion Stylist & Personal Shopper

New York, New York

Instagram @ohmiimii

Website www.ohmiimii.net

Facebook: MiiLeah Morrison

IMG_1837I have been following this young lady’s fashion journey for a while; we have converse back and forward. I am very excited to have her as RepYoGrind’s “Rep of the Week.” Miileah exemplifies true dedication to her craft. Her fashion journey started in Texas led to Tennessee, now New York City…where she is truly cultivating her passion.

Miileah was born and raised in Houston, Texas, where her chic mother and always glamorous grandmother helped develop her love for fashion. After finishing high school, Miileah attended Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee –earning dual degrees in Art and Psychology.  Working hard as a student, Miileah still scheduled time to work as a Personal Couture Consultant at Burberry and Nordstrom, making a name for herself as a premiere fashion stylist. IMG_9856 (1)During her time as a Consultant, Miileah had the opportunity to style numerous upscale clients such as many Tennessee Titans Players and their wives, television News anchors, some physicians and lawyers as well as Country/Pop Artists; Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift.

IMG_8642After the taste of Nashville’s Spicy Fried Chicken, Miileah had a taste for the Big Apple…New York City (if you make it here, you can make it anywhere). Ok, I had to shout out Frank.  Back to Miileah!!! Relocating to New York blessed her with the opportunity to work at Black Entertainment Television, better known as BET, as an intern. Producer’s quickly noticed Miileah’s Beast Mode work ethic and loved her fashion creativity…she was soon offered and accepted the position as Wardrobe Stylist Assistant and Office Coordinator, which gives her the responsibility of assisting with looks for the TV program 106 & Parks.

Miileah has worked with several celebrities but still gets a rush –helping you bring out your innermost celebrity styles. She has added Free Lance styling to her outstanding resume. “My clients are fabulous individuals who want to be IMG_9136polished and on trend,” says MiiLeah. “Assuring that all of them feel confident is my ultimate achievement.”

When you need a personable stylist, contact Miileah, her unique eye and ability to identify your style will introduce you to your inner fashionista…!

Book Review: “One Night” by Eric Jerome Dickey

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New York Times Best-Selling Author Eric Jerome Dickey is back…with a New Book “One Night”.

This compelling story was release April 21,, 2015 –filled with several twists & turns that will have you biting you fingernails while porch on the edge of your seat.

This Novel is based in Los Angeles during the holiday season, which is the busiest time of the year, and when crime flows heavily in the streets of California. Within the twelve hours of this one night tale, a beautifully attractive female; who happens to be a professional Con Artist meets a wealthy Orange County man. As the Con game develops, these two characters realized the emptiness they shared and began to lust for one another to fill the valid within their lives.

The passion heats up between these two strangers in the upscale hotel as the erotic interludes play out, suspenseful knocks at the hotel room door, and the phones ranging consistently…have u wondering if it’s her dread-lock chicken & waffle eating boyfriend or his wife.

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Photo by: Curtis Wilson 

This story of a strangers meeting, connecting, and emerging into one another with some passion, jealousy, and violence even murder or will it be a new beginning…?

This Author does an excellent illusion of some reasons why one may engage in “One Night” stands and what is often missing in relationship including marriages.

Be sure to get your copy of Eric Jerome Dickey New Novel; “One Night”, Available in Stores Now.  You can also order at http://www.ericjeromedickey.com/index.html

Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorEricJeromeDickey

Blogger: Sammie Preston IV

Spotlight: Delta Queen…El’Rida

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El’Rida Chick, Femcee

Belzoni, Mississippi

https://www.facebook.com/pages/ElRida-Chick-Fan

 

Ella “El’Rida Chick” Robinson was born in the great city of Belzoni, Mississippi. Ms. El’Rida graduated from Humphreys County High School (Home of the Mighty Cowboys) in 2003. After graduation, she horned and sharped her talent as a hip hop lyricist, giving herself over into the passion of Femcee.

elridaEl’Rida joined a local rap label (Off limit Records) in 2005. After a few years with the label El’Rida decided to pursue elrida3her career as a Solo Artist. Soon after…released the self-titled Album; Delta First Lady. She developed several heavy hitting songs off this project such as “Hi Hater”, “I don’t trust you”, “Jiggalate”, and many more. During her solo career she has dropped another Mixtape “Smile Now Laugh Later“. Her dance hall style has afforded her to open for many major artists such as Young Thug, Trina, Pleasure P, Pastor Troy, Gucci Mane, and many more. She won several awards in her rap career, included being crown The Queen of Mississippi in 2013… still hold the title today. El’Rida has been on tour with the Hood Idol Tour for the last 5 months which is hosted by Lex Luga. She is currently working on an outstanding mixtape titled; “Queen of the Street”. So, stay tune for its dynamite release.

elrida1Her words of encouragement to other upcoming artists; keep God first and follow your heart. Her motto; “Grind to you Shine”.

 

El’Rida will like to give a special shout to Lex Luga , Dre Holiday and Delta Crunk Boys for been her biggest supporters.  TEAM EL”RIDA CHICK …

2015 RepYoGrind Awards Winners…

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2015 RepYoGrind Awards

WINNERS

I would like to congratulate all the nominees and winners of the 2015 RepYoGrind Awards. From here own, add nominee or winner after your name just as they do for the Emmy and the Academy Awards…you are the Representative of your community, state, and Grind -recognizing you as the celebrities of your neighborhood.

Someone is watching and being inspired by what you are doing. That is why it’s very important to Rep yo craft with respect -you could be developing or killing someone’s dream.

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If you aren’t Representing by SAVING or CHANGING Lives (for the Better) you ain’t Grinding!!!!

~Shelley Stephens

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  Don’t just do it Great- Represent!!!!

And the winners are…

VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Cyn Diva cyndiva

FEMCEE OF THE YEAR

  • Jae The Lyoness 11029799_1067169239967056_126152736_o

EMCEE OF THE YEAR

  • Huey D. Hollisterhueyd

MODEL OF THE YEAR (FEMALE)

  • Autumn Richardson autumn

FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR (CLOTHING)

  • Eric Be-Z Randall bez

MODEL OF THE YEAR (MAN)

  • Calvin Tucker calvint

PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

  • Baltimore Papazzai lisa

AUTHORS OF THE YEAR

  • Author Ebony Daniels authore

DJ OF THE YEAR

  • DJ Twizz dj twizz1

FASHION BOUTIQUE OF THE YEAR

  • Tasia’s Underground Fashions tasia

BARBER/BARBER SHOP OF THE YEAR

  • Baltimore Celebrity Cuts

STYLIST/SALON OF THE YEAR

  • Steven “Hair Doc” Thomas stevend

NAIL ARTIST/PRODUCTS OF THE YEAR

  • Camen Cameron carmen

FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR (ACCESSORIES)

  • Beadly Speaking beadly

MEDIA OF THE YEAR (RADIO)

  • Charm City Direct Radio Show charmcity

POET OF THE YEAR

  • Patricia “Poetless” Johnson poetless

MEDIA OF THE YEAR (BLOG/VLOG/MAGAZINE/TV)

  • Arlene R. Wallis (Lady Blue) ladyblue

MUA/PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

  • Malacka Reed (Skai Ryan Cosmetics) malacka

COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR

  • Kleon Da Comedian kleon

MANAGEMENT/ENTERTMENT OF THE YEAR

  • Sheek-N-Sassy Entertainment sabrina

ULTIMATE GRINDER AWARDS

  • Shelley Stephens (Shelley Helping Hands) shelley2

HUMANITIAN/ACTIVIST AWARDS

  • Nicole Elmore nichole

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • Bryan Lyrics bryan

Sponsors: Phenix Salon Suites (Catonsville), Joe Mann’s Awards, James “Big Man” Caldwell, Fandiqri Natural Body & Aromatherapy, The East Wind Band, & LonJack Exquisite Event.

Special Thanks: Secret Committee, Michelle Duckett, Tiffani Davis, Sammie Preston IV,  Unomanso, and my Little big Brother; Rorye Ball. Also, Jasmine Lee;After Hourz the Brand, Carlos Williams; Security, and Kimberly Williams, All the Presenter and Especially the Stand in Presenters, and Peju’s Resturant.

Next year we are adding the entire DMV#GETURGRINDUP #WERWATCHING !!! Join teamrepyogrind on facebook…great things are in store!!