Featured Model: Alex Redd

Name: Alexis Redd
My manager: Shameikia Strickland 214-793-8814
City & State: Dallas,TX
Age: 27
Ethnicity: African American
Height: 5″2
Measurements: 36/24/44
Turn On’s & Turn Off’s
A
man who is silent and strong and can read my mind. One who knows I
don’t need but want him. I man who handles his business and take care of
himself. 
Insecure men with no goals or ambitions.

 

 



 
What do you love about modeling?

I
love the camera. I like the love it shows me. I love the way
the photographer  uses my body as the canvas and his camera as the paint
brush. I love the fact that I am considered art.
 
What’s your background in modeling? When and why did you get started? Was it for the glamour? The money? Pure kicks?
1. Video’s, print and branding model
2.I
got started in 2013 because I was encouraged to. I always thought to be
a model you had to be tall and skinny, I was always told I was pretty
and I should model but I always brushed everybody off until a few of
my friends started modeling and drug me along. From them dragging me
along that ignited a new passion and that is when my modeling began or
should I say taking pictures began. I was taking pictures hoping to get
noticed so I could get to the glamour, money, and passion.
 
 
Tell us about yourself:  Why do you want to work as a model? Why are you interested in this career?
I am a mortgage specialist outside of modeling
Why
not work as a model, clearly it has gotten many people to the next
level of being an actress. I really want to continue growing in that
field. I not only have passion for modeling but I also know that you may
not have the looks for ever,but you can use it as a stepping stone  to
get in the door to other things. 
 
Tell us about your education: Have you attended fashion modeling courses? What related courses or studies have you taken?

I
love numbers so I am on my way to becoming an accountant. I have taken
college courses but none were pertaining to fashion or modeling.

Why would you think you’re fit to be a model?
I’ve
been told because I have beauty but I feel as though  I have the
ability to make people smile through my pictures. I’ve been told that I
have the ability to make anyone feel beautiful and have a glowing
spirit. To me being a model is not only being beautiful to look at but
to make people feel beautiful through me. 
 
What are your goals as a model? How do you see yourself progress in this field?
My goal is to be the #1 Branding model period. I see myself as an actress who moonlights as a model and business woman.

What do you know about the advertisement industry, advertising psychology and photography?
That
it’s all about physiology in the advertising industry you are
attempting to enter a persons mind to drive them to what you want them
to do,drink,eat , see and spend.  It’s an illusion for some.
It gives the photographer a way to present things to do just that and
my responsibility to hypnotize the target audience. I have a secret
weapon that will remain a secret.
 

How do you communicate with people? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clients’ requirements?

I
communicate well it’s important not to taint your name in the industry.
A lot of times people expect something totally different from me. They
see me and  think o she will be stuck up or I’m slow because to be
honest they think I’m a slut and when I come around they get something
totally different.  I am friendly I speak to everyone in the room and
wait on my direction from my manager and the photographer. I’m very open
except I refuse to do porn….



Do you eat nutritiously? How often do you exercise or go to the gym?

Good
question all I’m going to say on that is I’m from the South and I love
Mexican Food, bump that I love food period. I exercise at work on my
lunch break almost everyday and at night I dance in my room for an hour
straight. I like to have fun taking life so seriously makes you grow old
quicker. if you know me, you know I love to laugh.
What do you hope to accomplish at our modeling agency?
I’m
not going to lie, I want publicity to be seen and network with people
who are on the move.I feel as though I am accomplishing what I set out
to do within the Fleet DJ and Model arena. We are around the world not
just national and we get a lot of eyes on our coalition. 

 

Do you have any limitations? Would you model any kind of clothing at all?

Yes
no porn .  No I would not model any kind of clothing it has to
compliment me. As you get further up the totem pole you have to be
careful not to bring your value down. Now if a little girl who was dying
and wanted me to wear her clothing she made I would put it on, but
actually just saying yes to whoever says model this and it’s not
appealing then I would decline.
 

 

 

 

GO DJ MF Sunflower sits down with DJ Skew Beezy








01: When did you start DJing – and what or who were your early passions and influences? 
I started back in 06 but I quit from backlash of being a female in the game…I came back in 2012 with a vengence to show the world what I could really do…I admire Spinderella and I have much respect for Lazy K and what she has brough to the game …DJ Gus & DJ Don Don from Indianapolis move me!!!! I love those guys

02: What do you personally consider to be the incisive moments in your artistic career?
um…..

03: What are currently your main challenges as a DJ? What is it about DJing, compared to, say, producing your own music, that makes it interesting for you?
my main challenge is scratching…I have finally tackled 1200s so now I wanna be a beast at scratching…I do a lot of mixing and blending 

04: What do you usually start with when preparing for a set?
UGK Break Em Off—its gets me hype and in my zone to do damage lol

05: How important is building a real relationship with the music you’re playing for your own approach? There’s so much music out there, is it even possible to build meaningful long-term relationships with a particular track or album? 
oh yes I have go to artists like Yo Gotti Jeezy Rick Ross and especially Jay Z all of their albums/mixtapes have been classics in my opinion and I use them every time I drop a mixtape…the new artists its kinda hard to sy because many of them are here today and gpne tomorrow its hard to keep up with them…if they are dope I rock em..if not I keep it movin

06: What makes you decide to play a particular record during one of your sets? Is there a criteria other than pure subjectivity, for selecting what to play at a gig? 
I do alot of hip hop gigs so I just go with the flow…I do the new the old but only the mf cold


07: When there’s more music than one can possibly take in, it is becoming increasingly hard to know what constitutes an original and a remake anymore. What’s your opinion on the importance of roots, traditions, respecting originals and sources? 
give props to the originator and do the best you can on a track…there’s nothing new under the sun so if you can reinvent it and make it just as great or better than go for it 

08: One of the particularities of DJing is that takes people outside their own little box for a few hours, without the option of switching channels, changing the song according to their own taste or remaining within their virtual circle. How do you, as a DJ, make use of this freedom? How important are not just the entertainment- but also the curatorial functions of DJs today – compared to other media like radio or print- and online-journalism?
thats deep…I provide a service so I play to my crowd…I primarily do mixtapes so I mix what I like…it starts with one song that I hear and I just from there…theres a mehod to my madness…just not for me to explain lol

09: Thanks to developments in the realm of software, DJing, playing live and producing have moved closer together than ever before, allowing DJs to change a track down the tiniest detail. How do you make use of these possibilities in your sets and is there a benefit?
Im not a producer and I do what sounds good and moves the ppl…I dont concentrate on much else when club djing…like I said I stay in my lane which is mixtapes…I rock events and I keep it movin

10: Do you feel a crowd is actually able to appreciate the intricacies of complex DJing, if they don’t actually know what, precisely, is happening behind the decks? as long as youre jammin I dont think they really are…ppl come to enjoy themselves and letheir hair down…iwhen you hit em with some dope ish…they recognize it


11: DJs that just press play on their laptop may have given technology a bad name, but without technology, there’d be no DJing in the first place. What’s your perspective on the relationship and the balance between technological advances, music and the art of DJing? How have particular technologies changed your style of DJing? 
I dont understnd why its such a big deal…do what best suits you as a DJ…its not for me to say what another DJ should use…the technology has helped me but I have also went back and studied the art more and I continue to perfect my craft so that I will be a well rounded DJ 

12: Who are your influences?
MUSIC IS MY INFLUENCE…I LOVE MUSIC

13: What are you currently working and what are your plans for the future?
mixtapes mixtapes mixtapes and more mixtapes lol thats what I enjoy…I like the freedom

14: How can the people keep update with you?
instagram @godjsunflower
twitter @dj_mf_sunflower
CHECK OUT MY BLOG AND MIXTAPES
WWW.DJMFSUNFLOWER.WORDPRESS.COM


Without music, I would be – bored to tears
Music is – my escape
Music makes me feel – good
I DJ because – I love it!
Support music because – its moves the soul

Dat Boy Supa sits down with DJ Skew Beezy for an interview

What’s your name and where are you from?

My name is Dat Boy Supa and I’m from Dallas… Well born in Longview grew up in Dallas
 

 

What is a typical day/week like for you?
A typical day for me is go to work all day come home work on some rhymes and play video games. 


What do you like most/least?
I pretty much love sports, music,movies, and video games oh and women I love me a beautiful woman. What I like least is dishonest people

 



What skills/personal attributes are most important to being successful?
The skills I believe are most important in being successful are determination and ambition.


What personal advice would you give to someone wanting to pursue this career?
If you want to pursue a career in music I would say be focused and ready to grind. It is a full time commitment

 



What are typical mistakes people make when trying to pursue this career?

I think the biggest mistake people make in music is assuming they know it all and thinking that they are the best thing since sliced bread, here’s a news flash most of us think we are great you are no different

 

When and how did you first become interested in music? How long have you been rapping music?

I’ve been rapping seriously since 2012 but honestly all my life. My first true interest in hip hop came way back as a yungin when I first heard LL Cool J “I’m Bad”

 

What are your musical influences?

My musical influences are many and vary from Royce da 5’9 to Al Green to Bill Withers to Outkasts there are really too many to name them all.

 



Why did you write the song Drinkz?
I wrote the song Drinkz in all honesty because I felt I needed a fun club party song to get people’s attention.
What is special about that song?
what makes that song special is it was one of the first songs I recorded and it was one of the first ones to really gain me some local attention


What are you currently working and what are your plans for the future?
I’m currently working on my debut album SupaCabra. It is a soulful hip hop ride that I think my fans are going to truly enjoy and will help in expanding my reach


How can the fans find your music or keep update with you?
If fans want to keep up with me you can hit me on twitter @datboysupa or on facebook.com/datboysupa2 or datboysupa.bandcamp.com






Without music – I would be lost
Music is – my peace
My music makes me feel – accomplished
I write songs because – I love to 
Support music – because it can take you on a magical ride
 


 
 
 


Interview with Up & Coming Female Artist Gabby Ca$hmere

What’s your name and where are you from? 
Gabby Ca$hmere, Im from Dallas,  born in East Texas (Marshall Texas)

What
is a typical day/week like for you? 
I work a full time job and I’m
 full time at my music…. I pretty much have no days off. Thinking
about it when I sleep and when I wake up.

What do you like most/least? 
I love doing music the most, I love being creative. I hate scamming broke people.

What skills/personal attributes are most important to being successful? 
Being Persistent, and Being Consistent

What
personal advice would you give to someone wanting to pursue this
career? 
INVEST IN YOURSELF, GET INVESTORS AND PUT MONEY ON YOUR FLOW AND
BRAND. Go all in or don’t go in at all. Cuz you cant make it doing
it part time, there’s no formula, gotta think outside the box


What
are typical mistakes people make when trying to pursue this career?
Thinking its gonna fall in your lap. This is hard work and its not
overnight success for most

When
and how did you first become interested in music? How long have you
been rapping music? 
Since I was 10 I would listen to raps and write them
down so I could rap along with them… and know all the words…over 10
years

What are your musical influences? 
Jay Z, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Eminem

Why
did you write the song Redlipstick & the AK?
Its a metaphor and
symbolizes that women can hold big positions and still be sexy .
Basically stands for Being Bold and Beautiful as a woman

What
is special about that song? 
It’s just a real song, the hook says the
most, I just want girls to sing along and  feel it for the words and
meaning, and I want guys to respect the flow and lyrics, and rappers to
respect the flow and creativity

What
are you currently working and what are your plans for the future?
My
new album “Everybody Wanna Kill Gabby” is scheduled to drop in October
2014.  Planning on doing big shows and touring

How can the fans find your music or keep update with you?
The best way is www.gabbycashmere.com (I keep it updated with my moves and shows)  and you can go on iTunes, or google play, Spotify. I’m on most platforms









Without music, I would be – Be working just grinding, still getting paid either way

Music is – My Passion and is my outlet to express my thoughts and feelings

My music makes me feel – Excited, I love performing and being creative

I write songs because – Its easy and comes natural to me

Support
music because – You never know who will be the next in line to blow
and it could be the person you see rapping at open mics every Thursday or Friday night. Plus that may be the one thing that person has to keep them
alive. Everyone has to have a dream, it keeps us hopeful and dreaming 


Interview with Jacksonville, FL MPM Artist Balize

What’s your name and where are you from?
My name is Balize and i am from Jax. , FL
What is a typical day/week like for you?
Recording and being a family man.
What do you like most/least? 
Im in love with real and cannot stand the fufu.
What skills/personal attributes are most important to being successful?
Work ethic is the only thing you should have with anything you do, especially if you are trying to be successful. 
What personal advice would you give to someone wanting to pursue this career?
Get your money together first, then work your ass to the bone and dont listen to other peoples take or view on your music.
What are typical mistakes people make when trying to pursue this career?
Thinking that somebody is going to hand you something and that you don’t have to work for it and lastly that they giving money to people with talent alone.
When and how did you first become interested in music?
When i was in middle school at 12 years old, listening to old dirty bastard and outkast, freestyling with classmates
How long have you been rapping music?
Since i was 12

What are your musical influences? 
Outkast, jay-z, biggie, 2pac, method man, 50cent , onyx

Why did you write the song Grindin? 
Because the beat was hard as fuck and its actually a lil wayne song, and anything Wayne put out is most likely gonna do numbers so i put it out there to reap a few of those benefits.
What is so special about that song?
The offset drum pattern to me, it had the power to make me rap different.  So whatever is different is always good.
What are you currently working and what are your plans for the future? 
Im currently working on a EP Called “No Parameters” with 8 – 10 songs on there. I dont really plan for the future because making plans is Gods comedic relief.  So i just put one foot in front of the other bro.
How can the fans find your music or keep update with you? 
On youtube.com/MPMVISION
Instagram: @Balizeonline  Twitter: @Balizeonline

Interview with up & coming artist Jim-E-O

JIM-E-O, born Enyinna Kalu Ogbaa on July 26, 1984 in Imo State, Nigeria,is the son of Kalu Ogbaa, and Clara Ogbaa. The name Enyinna means, ” father’s friend” in Igbo (a Nigerian language). JIM-E-O embraced his father’s best friends’ name Jimmy. The E-O in his stage name represents his intials.
At age 6 JIM-E-O and family moved to America from Nigeria in 1991. JIM-E-O spent most of his childhood in New Haven, Connecticut. Recognizing his musical talent in his teenage years, JIM-E-O began songwriting and music production. Life was not easy growing up in a household with 5 siblings and being raised by a single mother after a divorce. Music was his mental Escape.
WIth New York so close, JIM-E-O began to journey into the Hip-Hop culture.

1: What’s you name and where are you from?

Jim-E-O Born in Nigeria, Live in Austin by way of New Haven CT.

2: What is a typical day/week like for you? 

Grind. Running a car dealership and chasing music when the sun drops.

3: What do you like most/least? 

Family time and traveling different cities.

4: What skills/personal attributes are most important to being successful?

Hard work and being organized.

5: What personal advice would you give to someone wanting to pursue this career?

Perfect the business side as well as your craft.

6: What are typical mistakes people make when trying to pursue this career?

Overthink the creative process, and put their dreams in other peoples hands. It’s important to treat yourself as a brand and consistently invest in it.

7: When and how did you first become interested in music? How long have you been rapping music? 

I fell in love with music in the 90’s been rapping ever since.

8: What are your musical influences?

Soul music, any kind of live music and the Hip-Hop pioneers, such as Jay-Z, Nas, Biggie, Pac, Puff, Russel Simmons.
9: What are you currently working and what are your plans for the future?

Just released an album titled “The Getaway” available on iTunes and all digital retailers.

10: How can the fans find your music or keep update with you?

 www.Jim-E-O.com , @Jim_E_O on twitter, www.facebook.com/jimeomusic

11: Without music, I would be a full fledge entrepunuer in the auto industry as a dealer principal.
12: Music is _timeless.
13: My music makes me feel like a leader.
14: I write songs because I want to appeal to my fans and capture special moments in live.
15: Support music because ___the Jim-E-O train is moving.