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DOPE PROS: Bass Fishing with Pro Angler Torcia

1 Dec



Through the Wire with African-American Pro Angler—Torica Whitty

Since its humble beginnings in the late 19th century—the professional sport of bass fishing, which involves the angling of a rod with hopes of catching a black bass (the second most sought-after game fish in the United States)—has evolved into a multi-billion dollar industry, which was once entirely represented by Caucasians—that is, until 1976—when Alfred “The Frog Master” Williams became the first African-American male Pro Angler to fish in a B.A.S.S. pro event; and in 1984—Williams became the first African-American to fish the Bassmaster Classic. He courageously broke through bass fishing’s color barrier, and ever since then—a small door has been opened for minorities to compete in the competitive outdoor world of bass fishing. Continue reading



15 Apr










This new beauty and singer out in LA is DEQN SUE. I got the opportunity to interview DEQN SUE on April 14, 2014 even with me being in New York. You can get from the youthful singer that there is a humility and grace about her that the world desperately needs.

HBK: Do you think the Music Industry is missing a sound like yours?

DEQN SUE:YES! I think artists should always have their own voice and I like to flirt with keeping a musical balance of simple and classic with modern nuances.

HBK: Who do people usually compare your sound to? Continue reading


31 Mar


While many people talk about it, Lyfe Style Music Group(LMG) was definitely about that life. On Friday, March 28, 2014 I served as press for the newly signed artists to LMG, Mike Dolla and Corduroy Jones’ Listening event held at Platinum Sounds Studio for ” Gone Fishin”. I have never been more proud to see a group of young talented men coming together in agreement to make beautiful music in this Era of hip-hop. With most of the group out of the hospital prior to the event, the event still went on without a glitch. The dedication was REAL, so real that Mike Dolla was released from the Emergency room just hours before the event , because “he couldn’t miss the event he worked so hard to help plan or let his team down”. Must say I admire him for that. The scene was dope, packed with executives, actors, singers, designers, fellow media outlets and the LMG family, just a blend of quality professionals. As I mingled with top names in the room like Marie Driven, Courtney J. and Kevin of Gifted Apparel NYC, both Mike Dolla and Corduroy Jones posed with friends and supporters before their sit down with Mara the Hip-Hop Socialite(host of the night). As the night progressed, Kori Williams LMG’s Public Relations Manager, directed the intimate group to the Studio’s Window where they were about to begin the interview followed by the Listening Session. A little behind schedule due to some minor unavoidable life alterations, didn’t effect the greatness of the tracks played “LA Girl”, Heisenberg” and “Top Shelf Life”. I was pleased to hear music with real punch lines and substance. The Music from the Gone Fishing Collab was effortless and I grasped each concept and lyric spoken. Besides the Music I blessed with a gift bag filled with items from Koff’i’s Jello Bar, ToyCloset, Success. Exclusiv Vodka also sponsored the event with catering from Social Concept Sun LTD…..one word Tasty! For my one on one interview with  Mike Dolla, Corduroy Jones and Mara the Hip-Hop Socialite just click here.


28 Mar

Talent in LA is growing!  The beautiful young and uniquely talented singer DeQn Sue currently performing in LA has granted me an exclusive interview with her. Stay tuned for that inside view but in the meantime view this short video she has put together for you!

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