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
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”.
Miileah Morrison, Fashion Stylist & Personal Shopper
New York, New York
Facebook: MiiLeah Morrison
I 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. 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.
After 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 polished 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…!
El’Rida Chick, Femcee
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.
El’Rida joined a local rap label (Off limit Records) in 2005. After a few years with the label El’Rida decided to pursue her 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.
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
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.
If you aren’t Representing by SAVING or CHANGING Lives (for the Better) you ain’t Grinding!!!!
Don’t just do it Great- Represent!!!!
And the winners are…
VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
FEMCEE OF THE YEAR
EMCEE OF THE YEAR
MODEL OF THE YEAR (FEMALE)
FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR (CLOTHING)
MODEL OF THE YEAR (MAN)
PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
AUTHORS OF THE YEAR
DJ OF THE YEAR
FASHION BOUTIQUE OF THE YEAR
BARBER/BARBER SHOP OF THE YEAR
- Baltimore Celebrity Cuts
STYLIST/SALON OF THE YEAR
NAIL ARTIST/PRODUCTS OF THE YEAR
FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR (ACCESSORIES)
MEDIA OF THE YEAR (RADIO)
POET OF THE YEAR
MEDIA OF THE YEAR (BLOG/VLOG/MAGAZINE/TV)
MUA/PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR
MANAGEMENT/ENTERTMENT OF THE YEAR
ULTIMATE GRINDER AWARDS
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
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!!