Model Spotlight: Mizz Juici With An I

14885946_254698218265856_1115898476_nMizz_JuciFruit / Juici With an i was born as Cassandra Toney on June 08, 1987 Chicago, Illinois, USA. Mizz JuiciFruit is an American video performer, model, actress, dancer, host and business owner.  She was raised by her father, whom happened to be a tailor. Her father placed her in numerous fashion shows as she was growing up. 14885962_254698194932525_170390204_nBy the time she was 24 she began to build a career as model, by attending video shoots, photo shoots, and various events. She own juiciwithani.com which sales calendars as well as a line of vegan beauty products. She also provide promotional videos, commercials, & products reviews to give exposure to other businesses and music artist.

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Briana L. Isaacs daughter of Record Industry Executive, Kendu Isaacs, & step-daughter of Mary J. Blige Says Dad Deserve Spousal Support

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EJ:  You are somewhat of a quintuple phenomenon in this business. Mixed Media Artist, Entrepreneur, Photographer and newest cast member of WE Tv’s, “Growing Up Hip Hop”, where do you find the time to get it all in?

Briana L. Isaacs: I’ve always been a busy body. When you’re busy with things you enjoy, it doesn’t feel like anything other than enjoying the life you life, you know? I’m also ridiculously good at multitasking.

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EJ: Being the daughter of Record Industry Executive, Kendu Isaacs, and step-daughter of Mary J. Blige, is it hard to live up to the expectations the industry must have for you?

Briana L. Isaacs: Absolutely. I never really know what it is that people expect of me before they interact with me, but I always get a surprised reaction. It used to really bother me that I wasn’t receiving the support I felt I should from my father with my own endeavors but what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and hopefully smarter.

EJ: Your dad and step mom is really heavy in media right now, do you think that the media is blowing it up and treating your family unfairly?

Briana L. Isaacs: Maybe this is some grand life lesson from the Universe… for the both of them. I think that it’s interesting to me how people talk about my father like he never did anything lol. Like he’s begging for money out of nowhere. They were together for 17 years, he managed her career, I don’t understand why everyone is acting like he’s not entitled to normal alimony or maintenance. Lol. Seriously. I don’t know. I think people are weird. I never understood society.

EJ: What is the one thing you want everybody to know about your family that they should be reporting on?

Briana L. Isaacs: I think everyone should be reporting on things that matter: that plastic pit in the ocean, the alarming rate of children with cancers, air and water pollution. Or even better: report on how to fix these problems. But again, I never understood society.

EJ: So tell us about the process, how did you first hear that you would be on the show, and what was your response?

Briana L. Isaacs: Honestly, a good friend of mine called me one day and asked me to interview. I had previously turned down several offers from various realities shows, because that was never something I cared to do. As I favor to my friend I agreed to go on the interview and while there, they sold me a dream. I was actually supposed to be on a different show, don’t know how much I can say about it as it’s still in the works, but I felt comfortable with the producers so I agreed. While filming though, my whole world kinda fell apart, piece by piece so it probably makes for good entertainment. We shall see, I guess.


EJ:
 Are you used to the cameras following you yet and how does it feel being the star that you set out to be?

Briana L. Isaacs: I actually never set out to be a star! I just wanted passive income. I don’t ever want work to feel like work. I’m getting used to the cameras but it’s not easy. I was completely uncomfortable the whole time and it probably shows in many of the scenes.

EJ: You are an amazing artist! How did that talent develop and what do you see for the future with your work?

Briana L. Isaacs:
 I’ve been creating since I could talk. It’s just who I am. I don’t know what the future holds and I don’t like to pretend to, but I can guarantee that I will not stop creating. To stop that would be to stop living.

EJ: Like many teens you experimented with drugs and alcohol and it had a real affect on your life, can you share some of that with us?

Briana L. Isaacs: I wouldn’t call it experimenting so much as jumping off the deep end lol. I was in a lot of pain, like my whole life, and I never really learned how to process what I feel. One day I found something that temporarily made it go away and I just got lost for a while. Very lost. I will say that I’m thankful for it. I got lucky, I still have all my teeth and most of my hair. Looking at me you can’t even tell and of all my cronies from those days, I’m one of only a few still really living. So I’m grateful. I’d be a waste of a testimony to not strive for success… I have to show my child what it looks like to get through the fire, you know? It’s still a work in progress though.

EJ: What advice would you give other teens that could give them some direction to replace substance abuse?

Briana L. Isaacs: I’d tell them to find an outlet. Art, poetry, music, sports, education. Focus your energy on productive things. Invest that energy into yourself and it will greatly pay off in the near future. Not everyone gets a second chance, and you don’t want to be one of the many who don’t. Art saves me. Every day.

EJ: You have your own brand called “Truthful Teas”, please tell us about that?

Briana L. Isaacs: Truthful Teas is a line of herbal, organic teas that I personally blend and sell. About a year ago I added bath and body products, and massage candles to the line up and since then we’ve also recently added snack foods and such. I’m currently rebranding as I’ve acquired a new partner and I think we could use a restart.

EJ: So whats next for you?

Briana L. Isaacs: I’m currently working on a few projects: some apparel, maybe a book, we’ll see what I’d like to drop first. I’m just taking the paths of least resistance. Working on not stressing so much so I can live happier, longer.

EJ: How can the fans and readers find you on social media?

Briana L. Isaacs: Twitter: @tuesdaysheart    IG: @tuesdaysheart

MUSIC FROM UPCOMING FOX SERIES ‘SHOTS FIRED’ SURE TO PROVOKE CHANGE THROUGHOUT THE NATION

MUSIC FROM UPCOMING FOX SERIES ‘SHOTS FIRED’ SURE TO PROVOKE CHANGE THROUGHOUT THE NATION

Powerhouse Music Supervisors, Jabari Ali and John Houlihan, Team Up to Create Intergenerational Sounds for the Ground-Breaking 10 Part Event Series

Soundtrack Bridges the Gap Between The Civil Rights and 

Black Lives Matter Movements

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 Jabari Ali                                   John Houlihan
Los Angeles, California – FOX Networks have announced their plans for Shots Fired, a highly anticipated new TV event series, set to premiere in the Spring of 2017. Shots Fired featuring Sanaa Lathan (The Perfect Guy), Stephen James (Race) as well as Academy Award winners Helen Hunt and Richard Dreyfuss, exposes the depths of police shootings in racially charged environments.  The series, created by Reggie Rock Bythewood (Notorious, Beyond the Lights) and Gina Prince-Bythewood (Beyond the Lights, Love & Basketball, Secret Life of Bees), is expected to be one of the most talked about in TV history and will stimulate conversation across the nation.  The series score is composed by Golden Globe and Grammy award winner Terence Blanchard who brings his unique musical narrative to the drama.  Integral to the storyline is an incredible music soundtrack, which offers intergenerational songs with an array of original music created for the series.  Veteran music supervisors, Jabari Ali and John Houlihan, were tapped for this special project in an effort to fuse the perfect mix of musical genres including hip-hop, blues, gospel, R&B and alternative.  The music is said to connect various generations and provoke change amongst many.  “Getting the opportunity to be part of a team that harnesses the power of music to create positive, social change has been incredible,” says Houlihan.  See the trailer for Shots Fired at http://www.fox.com/shots-fired.
Jabari Ali and John Houlihan bring more than three decades of experience to FOX’s Shots Fired.  They have both worked on several box office hits such as Deadpool, Training Day, Waist Deep, Southpaw, Brooklyn’s Finest and Biker Boyz to name a few.  Some of duo’s television credits include the acclaimed 2016 documentary series OJ: Made In America, Gun Hill, 30 for 30: One Night in Vegas, and The Shield.  Ali and Houlihan have a vision of how this music must make the viewers feel.  “We wanted to ensure an authentic sound for this project.  Jabari and John have an extraordinary ear for music that matters,” says Reggie Rock Bythewood.
They’ve enlisted the talent of several well-known entertainers, producers and writers to create the highly anticipated soundtrack.  Viewers can look forward to hearing unique blends of hip hop and blues meshed with alternative and R&B.  “The show and its music are a representation of what is going on in our society,” says Jabari Ali.  The supervisors are working with talent such as BJ the Chicago Kid, Da Honorable C-Note, Bouji, Leon Bridges, Antonique Smith, Swizz Beatz, NAS, Anthony Hamilton, Mali Music, Ty Dolla $ign, Sunshine Anderson, Ro James, Heather Victoria, Big Sean, Emeli Sande, E-40, Scarface, Ruff Endz, Big Bill Morganfield, Dionne Farris, Marqus Clae, Av LMKR, Gene Noble, Marion Hill, Dionne Farris, Sabrina Stark, Young Greatness & Shirè.  “Both the show and its music will provoke change.  It truly does bridge the gap between the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Lives Matter Movement.”
For media inquiries and interview opportunities, please contact Keisha Boyd –Keisha@pickettpr.com or 323-977-9693.
 
About Shots Fired:
FOX’s all-new show, Shots Fired, is a compelling, 10-part event series that examines the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small, Southern town.

Oakland California sOuL from the O – DREAMS (ft Sonia Whittle) | Video

Artist: sOuL from the O ft Sonia Whittle

Genre: Hip Hop, Rap

Location: Oakland, CA

Video: Dreams:

Stream / Free Download: https://s-o-u-l.bandcamp.com/track/dreams-feat-sonia-whittle

Off the Mixtape: “Contraband Mixtape”

Stream / Free Download: http://s-o-u-l.bandcamp.com/album/contraband-mixtape

Twitter: @sOuL11525 @IStillLoveHER

Links:
www.11525.com
www.twitter.com/sOuL11525
http://www.youtube.com/user/soul11525/videos
www.facebook.com/soul11525

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About the Video:

DREAMS is the second single off of sOuL from the O’s “Contraband Mixtape” – a dub reggae infused hip-hop anthem (prod. by DJ DSharp) about achieving one’s aspirations against all odds. The visuals for DREAMS (directed by Woodstock) bounce along to sOuL from the O’s imagery of creating the very things we envision, and seeing obstacles as opportunities. Accompanied by a driving beat DREAMS culminates into a chorus that features vocalist Sonia Whittle, a pyramid and visuals that move to the music. Check out the video and free download of DREAMS via the YouTube and Bandcamp links below.

https://youtu.be/I6ON63QOI1Y
https://s-o-u-l.bandcamp.com/track/dreams-feat-sonia-whittle

Off the Mixtape: “Contraband Mixtape”

Stream / Free Download: http://s-o-u-l.bandcamp.com/album/contraband-mixtape

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About sOuL from the O

Nobody gave sOuL from the O permission to make his brand of hip-hop, and he likes it this way. Sometimes eclectic, sometimes fierce, pounding on the doors of the establishment, he has been on a collision course for expanding the boundaries of contemporary music for some time now. Releasing his first album in the early 2000’s A World Without End showcased sOuL from the O’s own beats with the collaborative mix of live musicians, recorded in a day; this combination brought forth a steady stream of live performances with his 4 piece band in and around the California Bay Area. In 2006 came sOuL’s 12” vinyl offering: Body in the Trunk (A side) and As I Walk (B Side) circulated amongst local, national and international DJ’s along with numerous free downloads on the internet. This single was the setup for the long awaited 2011 EP release: The Unspoken Word – which pushed his creative capabilities further by showcasing a wide array of topics (social, political, the serious and the funny). Now sOuL from the O is ready to drop another album Contraband Mixtape on October 6th 2016 which aims to continue the evolution of his creative expansion. Stay tuned…

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Queens NY Dynasty – Forever, DY | Album

Artist: Dynasty

Genre: Hip Hop, Rap

Location: Queens, NY

Album: “Forever, DY”

Listen / Purchase:
https://soundcloud.com/yagirldynasty/sets/forever-dy
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/forever-dy/id1149025471
http://yagirldy.com/

Twitter: @yagirldynasty @IStillLoveHER

Links:
www.yagirldy.com
www.twitter.com/yagirldynasty
www.instagram.com/yagirldynasty
www.Facebook.com/yagirldy

About the Album:

It’s been a little while since DY’s last release, A Star in Life’s Clothing, which featured Skyzoo and production from the legendary, DJ Premier. Fresh off of her Fall European tour, DY has dropped her new album, Forever, DY.

Featuring soulful production from the likes of Apollo Brown and OP Supa, DY presents another solid and authentic, well rounded album, with dope beats and lyrics.

Check out the project below.

https://soundcloud.com/yagirldynasty/sets/forever-dy
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/forever-dy/id1149025471
http://yagirldy.com/

unnamed-15About Dynasty:

Queens-bred hip-hop/soul artist, Dynasty, has the soul of a dreamer and the fearless determination to follow that dream wherever it might lead. DY has lit up stages alongside some of your favorite artists including Erykah Badu, The Wu-Tang Clan, Talib Kweli and KRS One who proclaimed “THIS is a real emcee!” after catching her set.

Her performance on records and on the stage truly sets her apart. Dynasty writes from the heart yet at the same time, remains a beast on the mic. She has collaborated with legendary, world renowned artists such as Talib Kweli and DJ Premier who labeled her a “spit queen” based on her lyrical prowess. Influenced by gritty northern sounds and life’s adventures, she brings us a perfectly balanced raw and real experience through her music. She has toured internationally from Germany to Romania and beyond, performing and connecting with people of all ages and backgrounds.

After spending a little more than a year working on other artistic endeavors (she is an actress and also runs an arts-based empowerment program, The PUSH Project) she is back to her first love, her music, which she refers to as hip hop/ soul. There is no “set demographic” for D.Y., no gimmick, no crafted agenda aside from making beautifully raw music. Her authentic mass appeal transcends all boundaries.

Rightfully so, soul music touches the world.

Find more info on Dynasty here:

www.yagirldy.com
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