Monday, June 7, 2010

JADA PINKETT - ESSENCE MAGAZINE COVERS


Jada Pinkett just raised the bar on our BLACK BEAUTY! Ladies sending the Message we all need to embrace our beautiful bodies! We need to embrace our beautiful tanned skin, and embrace the pride in being a women of color! This shoot was personal for Jada she was sending a direct message to her daughter “Lay your eyes on the beauty of black women! That’s the statement. The black woman is very spiritual. She is the ultimate mother, the ultimate of everything. We connect to all things. Lay your eyes on that.”  Jada gave the insight to a global problem many women of  color have, and often face in silence! She went deeper into the flaws “We, as women, have to love ourselves. Whatever you look like, you better be comfortable with it. … All my life black men have told me how flawed I am. People may look at that picture and not necessarily be able to identify my woes about my own body, but I have them. It’s just that I’ve gotten to the point where I’m like, ‘This is me’ and I embrace that. I’m getting older. I’ve got wrinkles in my face that I didn’t before, but it’s my face!”   The issue for Essence is the June/July issue. This is definitely a must have and collectors issue! Jada has said somethings many Black women need to hear, and start to embrace!


Jeb Bush

 
 
Geneva: Greetings how are you doing today?


Jeb Bush: I AM DOING FINE, EXCITED I JUST DROPPED MY NEW MIXTAPE TITLED "DA FREESTYLE FILES" MAY 31ST BUT WE WILL GET INTO THAT MORE IN THE INTERVIEW BUT OTHERWISE I'M GOOD.




Geneva: For those who may not know you, can you please tell them why they should?



Jeb Bush: WELL YOU SHOULD KNOW ME BECAUSE OF MY STAGE NAME IF YOU LIVE IN OR ARE FROM FLORIDA BUT I AM THE NEW GENERATION OF HIP HOP.



Geneva: Now Jeb Bush is your stage name how did that name come about?



Jeb Bush: WELL IT ORIGINATED FROM A RAP LINE I SAID IN 2007 "I'M FROM A STATE WHERE THE CRACK GET PUSHED/SO FUCK A RAP NAME START CALLING ME JEB BUSH." AND THUS AFTER THAT I CHANGED MY STAGE NAME FROM DA FRANCHIZE TO JEB BUSH .



Geneva: At the age of 13 rapping was just a hobby, what was the turning point for you? What made want to pursue music as a career?




Jeb Bush:  WELL AFTER BATTLING PEOPLE AND JUST WRITING MUSIC IT WAS PLENTY OF LOCAL LABELS, PRODUCERS, ETC WHO WANTED TO SIGN ME OR WORK WITH ME. BUT I GOT OFFERED A RECORD DEAL WITH RAW CUT RECORDS IN DETRIOT MICHIGAN. AND THAT REALLY GAVE ME THE CONFIDENCE TO SAY YEA I WANT TO DO MUSIC FOR REAL.




Geneva: You were with Raw Cut Records, and you decided not to renew your contract. What was your plan after that meaning what did Jeb Bush want?



Jeb Bush: WELL WE TALKED ABOUT IT FOR A FEW MONTHS THE MONEY WAS GOOD AS WELL BUT I WANTED TO TAKE A BREAK HONESTLY. IT WAS SO MUCH ABOUT THE MUSIC INDUSTRY I KNEW 3 YEARS LATER THEN I KNEW WHEN I FIRST STARTED YA KNOW GOOD & BAD. AND I JUST FOUND OUT THAT I'M NOT A INDUSTRY TYPE OF GUY I'M NOT IN THAT CROWD I WILL NEVER GO COMMERCIAL LIKE THAT.





Geneva: Now you have a mixtape your working on can you tell us about it?




Jeb Bush: WELL I'M ACTUALLY WORKING ON 3 MIXTAPES IN 3 MONTHS (MAY JUNE & JULY) AND 1 I JUST RELEASED MAY 31ST IS TITLED "DA FREESTYLE FILES" HOSTED BY DJ KID GARIN WHICH FEATURES MY STREET SINGLE "IM A TRAPPA" WHICH HAS GOTTEN A LOT OF BUZZ IN THE STREETS, THE CLUB, AND INTERNET/COLLEGE/MAINSTREAM RADIO.  I HAD TO PUSH MY SINGLE BACK A MONTH LOL SO I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THAT BECAUSE AFTER TAKING A 2 YR BREAK FROM 08 TO 10 I NEEDED THIS COMEBACK BUT JUST WORKING ON THE NEXT 2 MIXTAPES I'M HYPE.



Geneva: All Magnum No Lifestyle "The Pretape" how did this come about?




Jeb Bush: WELL BASICALLY THAT'S A SAMPLE I THREW TOGETHER IN ABOUT A WEEK MOST OF IT IS NO PEN FREESTYLES, IT WAS JUST TIME TO MAKE A COMEBACK FROM MY BREAK AND JUST GIVE THE STREETS A TASTE OF ME BECAUSE PEOPLE KNOW I RAP BUT THEY JUST NEEDED PROOF OF THAT BECAUSE I'M NOT A CAREER ARTIST BUT I HAD FUN I REALLY ENJOYED THAT PROJECT.





Geneva: What can people expect from you, what do you bring to the music game no other artist offers?





Jeb Bush: HONESTLY I BRING REALNESS,LYRICS, AND SWAGGA YA KNOW THAT KIND OF STUFF IS IMPORTANT IN HIP HOP. LIKE I'M FROM FORT MYERS THAT'S WHERE PLIES & FRANK LINI ARE FROM SO A LOT OF ARTIST IN THE CITY COPY THEM. AND TALK ABOUT HOW REAL THEY ARE, THE GUNS THEY SHOOT, THE DOPE THEY SELL WHEN IT'S JUST UNTRUE LIKE I'M REAL INSIDE AND OUT THE BOOTH I DON'T HAVE TO LIE TO GAIN FANS IT'S DONE WITH MY MUSIC.



Geneva:  What advice would give based off your experience, what would you tell artist that many others wouldn't advices them on?





Jeb Bush:  MUSIC IS A BUSINESS LEARN THE BUSINESS WHEN I WAS SIGNED I LEARNED THE BUSINESS AND THAT HELPED ME IN THE LONG RUN WHEN I MADE MY ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY WITH MY BROTHER & FRIEND BUT ALSO IT'S OK TO FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS BUT YOU HAVE TO WALK IN REALITY.





Geneva:  Who do you inspire to work with in the future?




Jeb Bush: I THINK I WANT TO WORK WITH MOSTLY PRODUCERS LIKE SWIZZ BEATZ, MANNIE FRESH, DJ TOOMP, YEA I'M BIG ON PRODUCTION IF A ARTIST HAS GOOD PRODUCTION THEN THAT MAKES IS JOB EASIER.


Geneva: When it comes to music what direction do you think it's headed?





Jeb Bush: WHEREVER THE STREETS PUT ME, IF I GET SIGNED I GET SIGNED IF NOT I'M STILL DOING MUSIC BECAUSE I TELL PEOPLE ALL THE TIME I'M NOT TRYING TO BE FAMOUS OR ANYTHING I CAN GO STREET PLATINUM WITHOUT A RECORD BEING SOLD IN STORE YA KNOW THAT'S WHAT IT'S ABOUT FOR ME THE STREETS, THE FANS, AND THE MUSIC.




Geneva: What do you think makes a great artist, what elements does an artist need to have longevity?




Jeb Bush: LYRICS, CREATIVITY, CONSISTENCY AND REINVENTION LOOK AT GUYS LIKE LL COOL J, P DIDDY, JAY-Z, LIL WAYNE, T.I., THOSE GUYS ARE ALWAYS USING THOSE ELEMENTS TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL AND IT WORKS LOL.





Geneva:  Where do you see yourself in say ten years from now?


Jeb Bush: LETS SEE, DOING SOMETHING IN MUSIC, I WANT TO STEP INTO MGMT I THINK, HAVING A CLOTHING LINE, I ALSO ACT SO I WANT TO WRITE AND STAR IN SOME MOVES, YA KNOW I HAVE A BUNCH OF VENTURES I WOULD LIKE TO DO BUT MUSIC IS MY PASSION SO THAT'S THE END OF THE ROAD IT'S WHAT I WILL LEAVE WITH.



Geneva: What does Jeb do to relax after a long day in the studio?


Jeb Bush: LONG DAY? MORE LIKE LONG WEEK WITH THESE PROJECTS, COLLBO'S, ETC ETC I'M IN THE STUDIO ABOUT 3 TO 4 TIMES A WEEK BUT I LOVE MOVIES I'M A BIG MOVIE FREAK, SO JUST HOME WATCHING MOVIES, OR WRITING MUSIC AND EATING OMG I LOVE TO EAT LOL SO I LIKE GOING OUT TO EAT.





Geneva: When it comes to music is there any limits?





Jeb Bush: NO I DON'T THINK SO I'M VERY OPEN TO DIFF CONCEPTS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.





Geneva: If there was one thing you could change about the industry what would it be and why?



Jeb Bush: NO I WOULDN'T IT IS WHAT IT IS AND SOME PEOPLE GET IN IT BECAUSE OF CERTAIN THINGS. WHATEVER IT MAY BE BUT IT COMES WITH THE TERRITORY PRETTY MUCH SO I JUST ACCEPT THE GOOD WITH THE BAD.





Geneva: If you could collaborate with any artist, producer from the past or present who would it be and why?



Jeb Bush: I THINK MUSIC WISE, I WOULD LIKE TO WORK WITH LL COOL J, LIL WAYNE, YOUNG JEEZY, WEEBIE, TRICK DADDY. I'M BIG ON SOUTHERN ARTIST AND THEIR SOUND YOU DON'T HAVE TO SELL 1 MILLION RECORDS FOR THE STREETS TO LIKE YOU. AS A ARTIST IT'S ALOT OF PEOPLE I RESPECT FOR NOT SELLING OUT OR GOING COMMERCIAL AND THOSE ARE GUYS I WANT TO WORK WITH.



Geneva: As an artist what do you want your fans to understand about you?



Jeb Bush: I AM SO MISUNDERSTOOD SO YOU CAN'T UNDERSTAND LOL ESPECIALLY WITH MY FEMALE FANS BECAUSE I INTERACT WITH ALOT OF MY FANS VIA MYSPACE, FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND EVEN TEXT MESSAGING. IT'S CRAZY BUT I HOPE WHEN THEY HEAR MY MUSIC THEY HEAR A ORIGINAL SOUND AND NOT SOME CLONED ARTIST YA KNOW. UNDERSTAND THAT I AM MY OWN PERSON AS ARTIST I'M NOT DRAKE, LIL WAYNE, JAY Z ETC ETC.





Geneva: If you could describe yourself in one word or phrase what would it be and why?



Jeb Bush: *ALL MAGNUM NO LIFESTYLES* I KNOW IT'S NOT 1 WORD BUT THAT'S MY CATCH PHRASE I USE ON MY RECORDS, ONLINE, WHEN I TALK, ETC IT'S JUST MEANS LIKE I'M MAJOR/BIG HENCE MAGNUM AND Y'ALL MINOR/SMALL HENCE LIFESTYLES LOL SO YEA I HAVE SO MANY THINGS I MAKE UP IT'S CRAZY LOL!





Geneva: What do you think the biggest mistake upcoming artist make in the industry?



Jeb Bush: NOT KNOWING THE BUSINESS SIDE OF IT, THE BUSINESS IS TO SELL RECORDS, YOU CAN RAP LIKE JAY- Z, LIL WAYNE, AND DRAKE COMBINED WHO CARES, SPECIALLY IF YOU CAN'T SELL RECORDS OR MAKE A HIT RECORDS A LOT OF UPCOMING ARTIST AREN'T MAKING GOOD MUSIC THAT'S WHY THE STREETS DON'T FUCK WITH NEW ARTIST WHO HAVE MAJOR DEALS. IT'S NOT THAT THEIR NEW IT'S JUST NOT HOT INDIE ARTIST ARE KILLING MAJOR ARTIST HANDS DOWN!





Geneva: When it comes to dating is it easier inside or outside the industry?



Jeb Bush: INSIDE!!! I ALWAYS TELL PEOPLE I NEED TO DATE A RADIO HOST, A MODEL, OR A VIDEO VIXEN ETC ETC BECAUSE THEY UNDERSTAND THE PASSION AND ALOT OF PEOPLE REALLY DON'T, MORE SO THE FEMALE THEN MALES BUT IT'S HARD DATING OUTSIDE BECAUSE THEY THINK YOU GOT GROUPIES, YOU NOT GONNA GET SIGNED, ETC ETC SO YEAH IT'S HARD I BE ABOUT IT GIVE UP ON LOVE I SWEAR I TELL PEOPLE ALL THE TIME THAT I'M A HOPELESS ROMANTIC.






Geneva: when it comes to music what legacy do you want to leave behind?




Jeb Bush: I DON'T KNOW BECAUSE LIKE 2 PAC AND BIGGIE LEFT THE BEST LEGACY OF MUSIC EVER BUT FOR MY GENERATION I RATHER BE IN THE BACKGROUND I'M NOT A IN FOREFRONT EVEN AS A LOCAL ARTIST I'M THE UNDERDOG AND UNDERRATED SO I GUESS I WANT TO KEEP THAT TITLE BECAUSE IT FITS ME SO WELL





Geneva; Thanks again so much for this time, please let the readers know where to find you! Also is there anything you would like to add before we go?


Jeb Bush: YOU CAN CHECK ME OUT AT WWW.JEBBUSHMUSIC.COM, YOU CAN FIND ME ON MYSPACE/FACEBOOK/TWITTER/ YOUTUBE IT'S ALL JEBBUSHMUSIC YOU CAN CONTACT MY MANAGER BHAVANI AT (203) 551-4884 FOR BOOKINGS, FEATURES, DROPS, ETC SHOUT OUT TO MAGNUM ENT, DYMONDE STATUS RECORDS, FORT MYERS, AND EVERYBODY WHO FUCK WITH JEB BUSH MUSIC!

ARTIBA JONES

Artiba Jones More then Beauty
Interview by: Geneva Relf 




Geneva: Greetings and Good Day, thanks for taking the time out for this interview!

Artiba: No thank you!I appreciate the opportunity!


Geneva: Now for those who need to be introduced to you can you please tell them who you are?



Artiba: I am a Young Entreprenuer & Entertainer from Chicago. From Modeling to theatrical dance, to anything that allows me to express myself and share with the world. My life involves creating wonderful experiences for other young talented individuals as my self. Such as Conducting fashion shows, exposing dancers, and other Artist to industry professionals.




Geneva: Now I understand your from Chicago?




Aritba: Yes Born & raised on Chicago's Southside. 





Geneva: Now I understand that modeling isn't all that you do. You have a wide range of talents can you tell us what those other talents are?





Artiba: Wow! Yes Geneva the list goes on and on! Im gratefull to say that I have been blessed with many Talents. I have been apart of the Chicago Urban Dance industry since 2003. Where my first dance association was Final Phaze Dance troupe (2003-2005). An continued into College where I Then Joined Envy Dance Group (2008-until). I also Sing, Write Lyrics & poetry. I am creative Director of my a few of my photoshoots & dance videos. Art is my Life!



Geneva: Now your a singer how long have you been singing?





Artiba: Since I was a little girl Ive always took an interest in Singing. My first Audience was that of my 8th grade graduation where I sang "Count on Me"-Whitney Houston.




Geneva: Now what do you love most about modeling?






Artiba:  Its very Expressive! I love that a photo is a moment and to be able to create an emotion or vision and Capture it is Everything to me! Modeling has opened my eyes to so many different opportunities in the Arts. I love to Network and youre gauranteed to meet brilliant people.





Geneva: What sets you apart for other models?






Artiba: I'll say this, I am more than just the muse. I dont just take photos and walk the runway! I Put in WORK!! Believe when I say im Dedicated! I AM DEDICATED!! Whatever the project is, its my focus and all of my energy is put into it! Ill be behind the scenes giving directors ideas and inspiring the crew! I know im a joy to work with.




Geneva: When did you realize that this is what you wanted to do with your life?





Artiba: It all came natural, it wasnt even a choice truthfully. This is what I am born to do. I've been in Love with the Art of Entertainment since I can remember.




Geneva: Now you also act, what would be the highlight to your acting career?





Artiba: Yes ma'am I do! My first major role in a movie will be my highlight. I'll know I've worked hard to get there!



Geneva: Now being a dancer of Urban and modern what is the hardest part about dance?




Artiba: I would say execution. It is prime to execute and stick moves while staying in character of the emotion of the dance. All in all its a beautiful technique, I love the stress.



Geneva: Being from Chicago where is the best hot spot for food?




Artiba: My favorite Subject haha! No hesitation The Tavern on Rush! Theyre menu will have you in a trance! Double baked potatoes with cheddar and American cheese, Jumbo chipotle shrimp! mmm! Its everything I promise.

 
Geneva: Now I understand you have done some fashion Shows can you tell us about that?




Artiba:  Yes I have worked with numerous projects in the City of Chicago! I have worked Designers Brokyn Inglish, Urban Punk, Aaron Andrews, Ethic Zeal, The Legendary Mr Creatistic, Socialite, 8twentyeight,Loehmanns, A'gaci, etc. Yk Mgmt in the fall into sexy fashion show at the Alhambra Palace, Lionel Jacksons Black Carpet Event! All amazing companies. A great please working with them all.



Geneva: Who do you inspire to work with fashion industry wise?





Artiba:  Everyone...*serious face*.  




Geneva: What was that moment of  "I Have Arrived"  for you or are you still looking for that moment?





Artiba: I Feel as if that moment has yet to come! But every breath I take I feel the Blessings and I know its awaiting in my future. Believe me I'm running toward it lbs!





Geneva: Where do you see yourself in say ten years from now?




Artiba:  I will be apart of some of everything! Successfull and Never ending entertainment. Ceo of my very own Ent. company and much more. Forever expanding my network. Stay tuned!



Geneva: What is the biggest mistake upcoming models make?





Artiba: Not being 100% true to thierself. Personality is what sells along with professionalism, Experience, and Drive.




Geneva: If you could give one core piece of advice what would it be about this industry?






Artiba: You have to realisticly sumbit yourself into this industry and have no fear! There will be more rejection than acceptance in the industry & you have to take in as much criticism as you do praise.But you have to stay focused always be professional & pray!  




Geneva: If you could sum up who you are in one phrase what would it be and why?




Artiba: A "Gift", thats how I feel about life period. I have been blessed to provide the world with brilliance in Talent and Art form ideas. Im humble and bring beautiful energy to anyone around me, I'm just a loving person at heart.




Geneva: What upcoming projects can we look forward to from you?




Artiba: July 30th 2010 I am coordinating my very first FashionShow. The " Express Yourself" Fashion show and concert. Artist Tiara Thomas, Km the original, Envy Dance and many more will provide the audience with a memorable experience.My mission for the show is to expose young talent and provide major opportunities by introducing talent to industry professionals. for more info and current updates add my http://twitter.com/ArtibaJones  





Geneva:  Now a lot of models have certain shoots they just won't do. Is there any shoots that your oppose to as a model if so why?




Artiba: Yes I believe Modeling is Art, but as a woman you have to maintain your morals. You have to make wise choices in what you decide to do with exposing your body which is private and precious. No Nudity for me.





Geneva: As a dancer what artist would you aspire to work with?


Artiba: I would definitely say Matt Cady from Fanny Pak! Choreography is Dopeness!


Geneva: However as a singer who would you inspire to collaborate with someday?



Artiba: I would love to colab with Lady GaGa! That woman is a True Artist! I love her work and creativity!


Geneva: What was the biggest lesson you have learn from this business?

Artiba: Business is No casual affair! Be personable and professional.You have an image to uphold at all times. Make significant everlasting decisions.

Geneva: Thanks again for this opportunity to interview you! Please don't forget to tell the people where to find you, and also is there anything you would like to add before we go?

Artiba:  
No thank you Geneva! You can find me on twitter at http://twitter.com/ArtibaJones, Facebook: Artiba Jones for the most recent updates on Events and projects! To all my Readers, I know this may sound cliche but really, Shoot for your Dreams. You dont want to wake up one morning regreting not taking advantage of all of lifes blessings and opportunities. Stay Humble & Put God first. 

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