If you ever had the privilege to meet the artist “Camp Nowhere” native of Longview, Dallas; I promise you will never forget the energy that permeates throughout his entire body. That energy is reflected in his music. It’s still important to reflect on the lyrics of the non mumble rap true artists as an artist music is typically the window to their soul.
Camp shared a very special story with us of how he traveled to Los Angeles with a former friend that decided to leave him stranded at a gas station parking lot (In Inglewood) and return to Dallas without him. As Camp sat in the gas station parking lot puzzled, depressed and contemplating his next move he reached out to someone he met from Power 106 and told them about his situation. It was through his friend he learned about “New Music Monday.” Of course Camp knew if presented this opportunity the world could get exposed to his music and he knew everyone who heard any of his music would absolutely love it.
Once Camp found out that Nick Cannon frequented the station for his new show he decided to “camp out” (no punt intended) by his Sprinter Van in the parking lot hoping to get the opportunity to holla at Nick personally and present to him his music. After several days with no sign of Nick returning to his vehicle on a day when Camp was really is a dispair mindset he finally runs into Nick. Joyfully greeting Cannon and introducing himself he asked Nick Cannon if he would check out his music. Cannon agreed and asked for Camp Nowhere for his Instagram and followed him.
Elated at the chance to finally meet Mr Nick Cannon in person Camp Nowhere’s days were starting to get just a tad bit brighter. After a couple of weeks Nick Cannon DM’d Camp Nowhere about the opportunity to be in a contest on New Music Monday and gave him to information to come to the station and tell his story. What an amazing day this was for Camp Nowhere.
“Being on the show with Nick Cannon and now my song ‘Bloody Mary’ would go up against Summer Walker’s new single “Come Thru” featuring Usher. The votes were pouring in for my song and then I actually won! Yes! – Camp Nowhere
“I’m so happy right now because I caught another W. I’m so glad you are here. The song is super creative. I was super impressed when I met you and super impressed you are here. It shows people still like artists that are unique and not afraid to be themselves.” – Nick Cannon.
“When Nick spoke those words from that day going forward I really started to believe more about what I have to offer. It honestly changed the trajectory of my path in life and jumpstarted my engine to push my music. I honestly sat in that parking lot contemplating some really dark things” – Camp Nowhere
The Women in Music hosted a post networking event in SW Atlanta. Gieava Stinchom LaRhonda Sutton & Philana Williams host a panel on each level of the 3 tiered venue off Metropolitan Avenue in the heart of Atlanta. This “Women in Music” network event was very enlightening and informative,
Scrapp Deleon to attend the 3rd Annual Creation of Fashion Event on June 3rd in Dallas
Phaedra Parks is scheduled to be the host and mistress of ceremony at the 3rd Annual Creation of Fashion. Jamila T. Davis will also be a special guest as well as radio host Michael Moultrie. Letitia Scott-Jackson Co-Founder of Keeping Families Connected is elated about the weekend of events scheduled. She and her husband self fund this entire event to raise money for their non-profit organization “Keeping Family Connected.” Purchase tickets here.
This non profit provides luxury uber rides for families of incarcerated that have no transportation to visit their loved ones. Keeping Family Connected was created after the release of once (wrongfully accused) incarcerated Letitia Scott-Jackson; when she had no access to her family especially her kids because no one was able to provide them transportation to see her. This was an awful feeling she never wished anyone else to experience. Once released she and her husband decided to devote their lives to families of the incarcerated to make processing this new temporary way of life a little less painful for those grieving. Keeping Families Connected is definitely an organization that walks the walk and is not just about lip service.Please join the above mentioned celebrity talent. Scrapp Deleon from Love & Hip Hop Atlanta (and newly released from Federal Prison in Georgia) will actually be a guest speaker at this event to drop gems of knowledge and comforting words of wisdom to the families that may help ease the pain of their situation. Advocate Jamila T Davis who also recently served several years in Federal Prison will also be a guest speaker at the Third Annual Creation of Fashion Show.
If you want to hear more information on co-founder Letitia Scott-Jackson please click the following link to hear her full interview. Letitia Scott-Jackson interview
On May 24th 2019 the late Dwight Arrington Myers aka Heavy D would have been 50 years of age. Gone too soon due to a pulmonary embolism the Hip Hop World was shook. Gone was one of the finest Hip Hop Pioneers who repeatedly proved to be a ray of light by way of song, rap and melodies; a pillar in the Hip Hop Community and his monicker was to spread inspiration through his music and even in the advice and interest he took in his friends personal problems.
Amazon Prime Video released a documentary “The Life of Heavy D – Be Inspired” a video documentary is now available for download on AmazonPrime Video. Originally recorded in 2012 featuring interviews by Will Smith, Queen Latifah, Mary J Blige, Chuck D, Doug E. Fresh, Kim Fields, DJ Eddie F, Kool Moe Dee, Brett Ratner, MC Lyte and others. In the documentary Queen Latifah talks about what Heavy D was the first to do for her when she was 18 years old. Will Smith mentions how Heavy D was the first to embrace DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince into the world of Hip Hop. Continue reading Andre Harrell, Teddy Riley, and DJ Eddie F Reflect on Heavy D→
Wendy Williams Promises to Help Journalist Dee Barnes Publish her Memoir and Produce Movie of her Life Story
Gee! When I was so excited about hearing my teenage friend Dee Barnes was heading to the Wendy Williams show. I had no idea that I was going to hear all the things that I was going to hear. I cried like a baby through the entire interview. Tears that I couldn’t take away the pain. Tears that that one night my friend was stripped of something that no one could help her cope with. Tears that this disgusting act of violence and assault was displayed on someone like Dee Barnes who didn’t have a malice bone in her body.
Will Packer Productions is not only killing the game at the box office but now he has partnered with Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network to present “Ready to Love.” Carefully choosing 20 mature singles in the Atlanta area of successful business professionals who simply are “Ready to Love.” All the candidates are in their thirties and forties anticipating finding a real relationship that can weather the storm. The beauty of the show is that you will see real life interactions; nothing will be staged or scripted. Continue reading Will Packer partners with the Own Network to present “Ready to Love”→