Global Grinders Event: April 19, 2014
This event is to spotlight everyone that love what they do and Represent to the fullest!!! Come out to connect with other grinders to build bridges to success!!!!
Live Performances from…
Taurean “Tazz” Harris
Taurean, is a Baltimore Native that’s call New York City home. He has always been a free spirited young man, his journey started in high school when he joined the modeling group. After ripping several runways, Taurean began a sewing class during a summer camp and his passion evolved into a physical presence of Fashion Designing.
Since becoming an Elite Fashion Designer, Taurean has had the opportunity to work with many outstanding Photographers, Stylists, other Fashion Designers as well as models all over the DMV area. His talents have propelled him from level to level –just one touch by Tazz and your fashion style nor you will ever be the same.
Cory Daniels aka Noir. L
Born in Baltimore, MD on March 17th, Cory Daniels, also known as his stage moniker “Noir.L” knew he was destined for greatness. Growing up in Baltimore was not an easy feat. Being the oldest of 7 siblings with a single mother working, it was easy to fall prey to the enticing dealings of the streets. Luckily there was another way for him to invest a lot of his time; music.
Daniels started rapping when he was around 16 years old. During that time, a lot of his influences were east coast/New York artists. At that time his favorite artists included Cam’Ron and the Dipset crew, freeway, Jay-Z , Biggie and Nas. In high school he would often freestyle with his friends in school hallways during class periods or in the lunch cafeteria. Needless to say that eventually evolved into rap battles between other school peers. He seemed to have a knack for coming up with clever rebuttals or comical metaphors or punch lines on the fly. In his junior year of high school he realized that those random sentences he would nonchalantly jot down in his notepad had potential.
After eventually collaborating on a few songs with some of his older relatives who made hip-hop music, he was ready to branch out on his own. In 2010, he went under then stage name Albion, which was a play on the phrase “Ill be on” because he believed he would eventually make it to the rap game. He released 10 songs under a mix tape called “ground-work”. In 2011 he released his second mixtape titled “The Algorithm”, which received minimal success. It had been downloaded online over 1,000 times independently with no promoting, just from a download link via youtube. His youtube page also received 15,000 views.
For 2 years, Daniels took a hiatus due to some personal issues. When he decided to return to music, he went under a new name; Noir.L. The reason behind the name change was due to the artificial feel of the Albion moniker. Noir is French for black and he decided to go with the “L” because it signified 3 important things he experienced in growing up; Love, Loss and Life.
His new project titled “Road Less Traveled” will release summer of 2014.
To hear music from the previous name Albion
For bookings please contact
Today in the shop the conversation was the difference between women and girls. Being the only females in the shop I often have to weigh in on the topics about women. You know I set things straight!!!
The conversation around the difference between woman and girls come about when a guy started telling us about this young lady he’s recently started dating. He said, she plays a lot of games and want to go out and eat all the time, she acts funny when he doesn’t call at least 3 times a day, and she always talking crazy and cursing; making him feel she has some anger issues.
While he was in the mist of telling us about his issue, an older gentleman said, “You need a woman”. The younger guy said laughing, “She is a woman”. The older gentlemen said, “No that’s not a woman”. So he started to explain. A woman is complete in how she feels about herself and her life. She doesn’t need to hear from you all day long. She is secure in who she is and secure in how she will handle things when it seems to be going wrong. A woman is by your side and knows how to respect you as well as herself. She will never do anything to bring negative attention to her man and will always do whatever she can to help. I didn’t say anything because he was teaching. The older gentlemen finished by saying, a woman is patience but don’t wait time, she firm with a gentle hand, and she love with lust for her man.
After he finished, I started clapping like I was at church…All I needed was a deacon to say preach…lol.
Now it’s time for you to tell me what you think!!!
How do you think women differs from girls?
This week’s flash back style is the 80’s hair, lips, & nails….I rocked the bob out of the 80’s.
During this period, hair was fun, funky, & unique. Everyone rocked the strawberry blond highlights; other on the left, right, or in the middle of their head. I know I did…lol. Other hairstyles were the Chinese bob, The Halle Berry…short bob, the staked bob, or the big hair. You know I had all of them…how about you? Think about it…that’s right go and get those old pictures out and have a good laugh at yourself.
Let’s talk about those lips, it was only two colors; mood and red. It didn’t matter what outfit you had on- those lips was red or whatever the mood lipstick turned into…Wait,Wait, we can’t forget about the lee press on nails…lol. Crazy!!! I remember I clapped my hand and the nail flew everywhere… a matter of fact, I was at church and nails were in the pulpit with the preaches…FUNNY!!! And, the famous nail color was Theon #5 with the clear coat that made the polish turn into this brilliant red…oh yeah, we was jamming then!
Take a moment to remember the 80’s…. more laughter, more unity, and more house parties…lol. I wouldn’t take anything for the 80’s; I loved it!!!! It was a period of self-expression and creativity. Where everyone could be their own fashion designer and no one look otherwise. Rock on 80’s…Rock on!!!