Workshop

{Ryan & Friends Social Media Workshop}

Over the past weekend I got to experience and attend a Ryan White event. Ryan is a Dallas native, creator, and also happens to be one of my favorite people. If you know me you know I love the idea of bringing people together. Sometimes we forget that unity and love brings people together so I really appreciate Ryan for hosting and directing this event.

The IQ HAUS Studio was full of some of Dallas’s most influential people from Bloggers, Models, Stylist, to Creative Directors. Which was such a beautiful sight to see all of these people coming together to network and step out of our online social media comfort zone, because we all know when we receive a DM saying, “lets link up” 8/10 that doesn’t happen. Not because we dont want to but because its something about face to face networking interaction that is so much better. 

The discussion panel consist of:

Ryan White himself 

@RyanWhiteC

Jazzi Black

@jazziblack

Moses The Mogul

@mosesthemogul

Dj 4.0

@dj4.o

Tahja

@privextentions

Taylor Fisher

@profashional_tay   

Bria Charlise

@iambriacharlise

The While attending The Workshop I got to hear different trial and tribulations that hit very close to home exspecially being a young entrepreneur myself. This lovely panel reminded me that it is ok to be human ! Everyone goes through a rough patch that we can not figure out sometimes. They reminded me that being consistent is the most important thing that one can do while trying to fulfill your dreams and be an entrepreneur! 

A special thank you to Ryan for throwing this event and thank you to the panel of speakers that spoke! Good luck to anyone that is trying to be anything they want to be! The world is yours and , “You Are You’re Only Limit”.


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Debut of Night Life

MEET

Muddyboy Tony

Muddyboy Tony is a 25 yrs young, Dallas, Texas native, who started his musical journey  at a young age or should I say the music has always been with in him his entire life! While speaking to Muddyboy Tony I was curious to know how he got his name and if you are to, he received the name “Muddyboy Tony” while playing football. While growing up he always knew he had a musical talent which consist of a passion for rap but prefers R&B. Muddyboy Tony really started getting serious in 2016 when he dropped “The Mudd Print Two” after having already released “The Mudd Print” I guess you can call it his come back. May I mention he writes all of his own music which is really key to creativity if you ask me!

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Night Life

Today we are debuting his new single Night Life, that started on a 5 song  EP titled “Mannish”. While listing to “Mannish” it is no secrete that Muddyboy Tony was defiantly stepping into his R&B bag. Unlike the old school R&B music Muddyboy isn’t asking, he is telling. He refers to his music as, “H&P, Hood and Poems” which I can definitely see becoming a new wave! The message behind Night Life was to inform “his lady” that “she wasn’t going out tonight, its time to lay up and be together, there is no need to go out when you got a man at home.” Muddyboy writes music from his experience but also writes music for people to relate to and I can definitely relate to wanting to stay home and be boo’d up.

Budgeting Tips

Like any entrepreneur at times it can become hard to save or budget for our passions on top of having to pay for whatever life deals at us. Muddyboy Tony suggest getting all you passion work done in one setting so that you are not paying for multiple studio sessions, find connections so people can cut deals, and set aside any money that you may need from your 9-5.

Streaming

If you would like to listen to Night Life you’re lucky because the song streams on ALL PLATFORMS! If you crave more you can stream  “Mannish” via SoundCloud but why wait?

Check out Night Life right here right now On ItsFiestaTeaV!

 

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Invasion of Privacy

Cardi B

Album Review

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I am sure I am not the only one that thought Cardi B would be a one hit wonder! We always loved her for her out going and crazy personality but we would soon to fin out that she is way more than that. Over the last couple of months we have truly seen Cardi transform and grow into the “Trap Selena” a true legend.

After dropping this album Cardi shortly after Cardi B announces that she is pregnant with a Baby B and Off Set( a member of the rap group Migos) is the baby daddy. Rewinding a couple weeks back, Off Set was allegedly caught cheating TWICE. The fact that she had pressure of producing new music, pregnant, rumors of her baby father, and the media constantly judging her. I’m going to say she did beyond an amazing job.

This may be my personal opinion but I truly believe she made this album for ALL MY BOSS BITCHES and INDEPENDENT Women out here grinding. She literally including Kehlani and SZA on this album and if you listen to their music that proves my point on what kind of album this is. I may sound bias but I literally love the whole album (every song  but one) and it will defiantly be in rotation this summer. With that being said I’m going to get right into it and start with the album from start to finish!

 

Get Up 10

Soon as I heard this song I instantly thought of the song  “Dreams and Nightmares” by Meek Mill . It gave me that raw and hard vibe, it gave me ambition! I honestly thought she was gone drop / switch to a more up tempo beat mid song how Meek did but it never happened which was find because the whole song still went hard. You really have to remember in life it is always going to be down falls be that is the perfect opportunity to come back 10x harder and stronger.

Drip (ft. Migos)

I hate how this song is already mainstream and the radio stations are playing out but that’s what happens when you have a banger on your hands! She featured her boo and soon to be brother in-laws in this song so you know it automatically bangs because the Migos can do no wrong. I haven’t been to the club lately but I can definitely see this being a club hit if it is already not.

Bickenhead

This is the “BUT ONE” lol real simple, I don’t like this one because she mentions, “pop that pussy in church”. I’m not trying to troll or be negative just personally that’s too much for me.

Be Careful

Yes I love sweet and sensitive Cardi ! Us as females we love to talk shit but are feelings are still delicate when it comes to being in love especially if we really love you. With that being said; to my fellas if you have a good girl please do not miss that up. Because “Karma for you is who you end up with”.

Best Life (ft. Chance the Rapper)

With every year comes new trends and new phrases to say. In 2018 we’ve been hearing and making it a goal/responsibility to “Live our best life”. I like this song not only because I like Chance but because when you put Chance in the mix you already know it is going to be an uplifting song. If you are the kind of person that needs a pick me up song on the way to work, this is definitely one for the road.

I like It (Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin)

This is my top 5 favorite I was for sure served Trap Selena vibes. I did not Bad Bunny and I barely know what he is saying but I love it! This song is so catchy and you cant help but dance when you hear it.

Ring (ft. Kehlani)

“I know he see me calling him”

*20 calls later

Naw but forreal we don’t care how mad we get or how bad the argument was, we still want yall to call and pick up the phone as petty as it sounds. When calls and txt stop being replied too it just feels to real that the relationship is over. So fellas keep that in mind, Yes you still need to call.

Money Bag

Tis the season to get a bag aka every day all day all year round. If you not in you bag with everything you do then what are you doing? Need some inspiration Listen to this one.

She Bad (Cardi B & YG)

Thru Your Phone

I really hate that she did not mention the girl that was signing on this song because her verse is actually my favorite part! I am not scared to admit but I am guilty for going through a couple of phones in my past but who cares we all do it even if you admit it or not I know you do booboo. I love this song because it venerable and it stating facts; that if we go thru that phone and see something we don’t like you are definitely going to feel the raff.

I Do (ft. SZA)

I live for SZA and I live for CTRL the FUTURE IS FEMALE and if you don’t know now you know. We need yall to understand we gone do what we want and how we want and I DONT WANT TO HEAR ANY DOUBLE STANDARDS. If a female is already doing A-Z for herself it is nothing you can really tell her.

 

 

Sonny Digital

The Rolling Grams Tour

I’ve been to a Sonny Digital concert before when Sonny was opening for Gucci Mane in Dallas this past summer. During this time he was performing hits that he produced, which one can imagine that was a lot of songs. This go around Sonny was set to perform his hit songs that he produced & rapped on. I personally never knew Sonny Digital had this rapping talent but doing the interview he expressed that, “he has been doing this way before producing .” That’s why I feel this interview is so important because I know a lot of people are   not knowledgeable of this. Lucky for me I follow Sonny on twitter so I’ve been able to follow him and his new emerging music over the past couple of months. The Dallas concert was held at The House of Blues at one of there nice size venues, not too big not too small, just the right size to have personable interactions with fans.

During the interview we discussed: How easy Producing came to him, How support in the industry basically sucks, The beat is the foundation of a song, & much more. If you listen to the end Sonny releases the date for his upcoming project!

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Sonny Digital was so opening & chill that it made the interview go so smooth. His confidence and persona makes me so eager to see what he has in store for us in 2018. As he says in the interview he , “is going to be around forever.” I truly believe that because at such a young age he has so much credibility. We’ve seen what he is capable of and just from this one conversation with him I know it’s more to come.

Dallas Observer Music Awards

I am so humble that I got to experience and be apart of the Dallas Observer Music Awards(DOMA)  production this years . It was truly an experience, I got to meet and listen to so many different artist it was amazing and some how eye opening.

Saturday / The Showcase

DOMA got over 100 of Artist, Musicians, & Djs to perform in 1 of the 6 venues Dallas Observer  provided. On Saturday all the artists performed and put on a showcase for that particular venue to which they was assigned . I stage managed at the venue Club Da Da where musicians ands bands like Pearl Earl, Sudie, T.Y.E, Gary Owen, & many more put on a show! The venue I was at had so much talent I can only imagine what was going down at the other venues! I had time to slip into Off The Record and caught Dj Mike B on set and he was jamming ! He made OTR a whole vibe! My day started from 1 pm to 2 a.m so you can imagine when the last set was over , I was over ! It was a long and beautiful day. I admire everyone that came out and showed support.

(It was such a busy day I have no pictures)

Tuesday (The Ceremony)

The Ceremony was held at Canton Hall sister to The Bomb Factory. The Ceremony was held so that the Dallas community could come out and see some of our best artist get  recognize. Throughout the Ceremony  different artists & bands performed, the performances that caught my eye was M3CCA, Medicine Man Revival  & 88Killa. Whom all performed covers of popular Dallas Musician.

The categories & category winners I am going to list is the most important to me so it is important that you check some of these artist out!

 

Best Album / The Best Country Act: The Texas Gentleman, TX Jelly

Best DJ: Dj Sober

Best Dj Night: Fresh 45

Best EP/ Mixtape: Sudie, Prism

Best Female Vocalist: Sudie

Best Pop Act: Sudie

(She won 3 Awards, Which is no surprise because she is truly amazing !!) 

Best Festival: Homegrown

(I’ve personally never heard of Homegrown, so I was surprised they won because not only have I not heard of the event but  JMBLYA was also in the running & that’s my shit) 

Best Hip Hop / Rap Act: Bobby Sessions

Best Song: Bobby Sessions, Dollar & Sense

Best Producer: Sikwitit

(He produced Dollar & Sense for Bobby Sessions) 

Best Music Video: San Leo, Grenade

Best Venue (Under 500 capacity): Club DaDa

Best Venue (Over 500 capacity): Bomb Factory

( It was a lot of good venues in the running for this but the Bomb Factory is the Bomb so good choice) 

Everybody did an amazing job, I can not wait till next year!

Evanda

I met Evanda when she was pursuing her fashion career, she put me on with the opportunity to be in a fashion show. Ever since then we’ve stayed in contact and I have been able to see her grow and be successful in many things. Evanda is known around Dallas for being a hair slayer and her unique style but just these past 6 months she has been making a lot of waves with her music alone.

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Evanda made her big debut with a girl boss inspired EP, Paradox which features her major hit “Pretty Girl Gang” which is one of my favorite songs as well! This EP can be found on SoundCloud  or you can even buy a hard copy on her website http://EvandaElite.com . Within days of droping the EP she also dropped a visual / music video for “Pretty Girl Gang”. A very live and vibrant video featuring herself & her girl gang !

 

On this EP you will hear a lot of girl impowered or boss bi**h music. Doing an Interview with Dallas’s most popular radio station 97.9 The Beat, Evanda mentions how she has always been big on embracing women and enhancing their beauty. While being an influential young lady herself, Evanda is influenced by early 90’s girl group TLC & Missy ElLiot.7EF0FD1A-4106-41B4-905C-C42517A815A8

Evanda says, “we can expect another amazing visual on Black Friday.
I love y’all thanks for supporting me I have so much under my sleeve so stay tuned by subscribing to EvandaELITE.com and turning on my post notifications on instagram.”

 

Dear Evanda ,

You’re doing great sweetie, keep doing you!

Follow her on her social to CHECK OUT MORE !

Instagram @Evandaa_
Snapchat Og_Labbadd
Twitter @Evandaa__
Facebook Evanda Labadd Johnson

Brandon Paul

I am not sure how but I stumbled upon Brandon Paul’s music via SoundCloud but the first song I ever heard I instantly became a fan. Later I soon found out Brandon and I have mutual friends, one of my friends had a show and I got to meet Brandon myself. It was so funny because I was truly having a fan moment to where I was so nervous to even walk in and say HI! After breaking the ice Brandon is very down to earth and easy to talk to. I love and relate to his music so much so it was an easy decision on  who was going to be the first featured artist in my new Artist Category.

Earlier Life

Brandon was born in Atlanta, Georgia he moved to Dallas when he was very young but soon enough moved back to Atlanta in 8th grade. To keep it short he spent a lot of time between Dallas and Atlanta, he came back to Dallas at the age of 17 and graduated from Duncanville High School. Needless to say and most importantly Brandon calls Dallas home!

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Brandon Paul is a man of many talents he writes his own music, engineers, and produces, all beside makes beats. He has engineered some of our favorite Dallas artist music such as: Kev Quais, Sleaze, TayK, and Wa$teey which I love the thought of that because those are also other good artist with good music. Although Brandon has collab and helped a lot of people he pays much respect to @MoneySignPeso and @TopflightBlue for helping him the most throughout his journey.

We see a lot of artist getting caught in the hype and never really know their motives so I think it is important to mention that Brandon writes music for the odd bods at school or in the work place. He wants his message in his music to be “Be ok with being different” which we all need to be reminded of sometime.

Now onto the music, I always feel that the artist favorite song is their best song but unfortanly for us Brandon Paul’s favorite song which is  Delusion, will never be released due to higher beings<<<. This is his favorite song because he feels like when he wrote it he had an outer body experience and he was more in touch with himself and feelings.

If you’re looking to check Brandon out, my favorite song is Recognize . I like to think of it as an inspirational song; it is one verse in the song that always leaves me thinking, it goes, “calling on God I think that his stalling.” I asked him what did he mean by that and he explained when he wrote that song he was in the point in his life when he was figuring things out but believes things take time and is patient with Gods timing. With that being said I asked him does he think its taking him a minute to get the full recognition he deserves. He replied with no because like mentioned before he believes in timing.

 

 My favorite part and what I was curious to know is why Brandon doesn’t promote himself and music as much, he had the most unique answer, he asked me, ” how many facebook commercials have I seen.” I literally had to think about it but of course i’ve seen none.” Facebook has been promoted word of mouth and has had a successful outcome. Which is the point, Brandon rather his music speak for its self.

For a little fun I personally like to know what other artist influence that particular artist to see if their music some how corresponds with one another in a way. For example if SZA was to say Kehlani influences her, that would make sense because they both make music for bad ass independent women. So I ask him these question and unfortunately he responded , ” Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper and Michael Jackson. I said unfortunately because my assumption was wrong and slightly because those artist are pretty basic far as that being everybody’s favorite, I was expecting him to say Kid Cudi and once you listen to Brandon’s music you’ll see why.

Be sure to be on the look how for Brandon Paul next project titled “Good Advice” and I know we all need some GOOD ADVICE!