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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


One Ratchet Play

10 Oct

It’s been a very long time since I seen something so ratchet! Well, on Sunday, September 28th, 2014 I went to view the Release the Kraken. The play wanted to shine light on the most ratchet situations and the different people who were ratchet, they definitely succeeded. I always new that ratchet is not a skin color, but a life style and that’s exactly what the play exposed to its audience. There were tons of cursing so if you are a person like myself who tends to avoid vulgar language, I suggest you cover you ears when going out to see this play. There were some funny scenes; K. Michelle, Stevie J and Joseline Hernandez skit cracked me up. At the end the cast, writer and director sat and spoke to the audience telling  us about their journey. I also spotted their Publicist Shirley Paul mingling with the show’s supporters. They totally released the Kraken!

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2 Jun


This Saturday, May 31st  I made my way to the talented and beautiful Drama Queen‘s video release event in Harlem, NY. The spot was all the way turned up as the Dj filled the space with some amazing dance tunes. The setup was definitely Jamaican style, with little flags as decor. As the crowd grew, I met up with Lyfe Style Music group’s very own Pablo (celebrity Stylist). I must say Drama Queen’s team was very much on it, greeting and raffling off sponsored gifts from Yard Girl Jewelry, Bellosa, Trendy Little Things and much more.photo 3 photo 2The ladies were in the building dressed to kill, especially Valerie, Drama Queen’s Publicist. I waited on the sideline until Drama Queen made her entrance. She arrived rocking her statement hair colored blue and turquoise, If anyone could pull it off it was Drama Queen. She looked amazing! photo 1As people took pictures at the step and repeat, the anticipation heightened for the performances and the release of the “Dem Nuh Like Me” video. If you were not able to make it to the event on Saturday you will be able to watch the exclusive video right here with me.


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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18 Mar


If you have talent and you are from Rockaway please make sure you get registered now!!! Please share this post with others who may be looking for a chance to showcase their talents in Far Rockaway,  Queens.
For more information please visit Rockaway Has Talent


19 Nov

I realize now how much my daddy made me who I am today. I know so many people who can’t stand their fathers but here’s to you all. You should take a trip down my memory lane, would you be sane?

So from his testicles I hung out until the day he exploded into my new resting place Continue reading

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