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Praise The Poet - Justen Hayes

Posted by 710 EMG on December 7, 2016 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (7)

After a lot of thought and close observation, we decided to do a special highlight on and up-and-coming author/poet by the name of Justen Hayes. Many people reach out to me daily on social media about publishing, management, and even advice on starting their own business but no one is usually serious. When Mr. Hayes reached out to me some time ago on Facebook I did not get that vibe at all. In fact, I knew her was serious. He was pretty persistent about taking his career as a writer to the next level and he touched bases with me on a regular basis. I eventually checked out his work and was impressed by his wordplay and delivery. The man has talent! 


Currently, Mr. Justen Hayes is working on a poetic chronicle of his life that he plans on turning into an actual book. I am excited for him! Below is a brief interview that I conducted on Justen Hayes as well as a poem for you to view. We at 710 EMG wish you much success on your future endeavors!


Let the interview begin!

710 EMG: Our team has been following your work for quite some time now and we are impressed by your nonstop work ethic and passion. How long have you been writing?

Justen Hayes: I have been writing for 16 years

710 EMG:  When did you realize that writing was your gift?

Justen Hayes: I would say around 13 when I was able to be myself through my words and impress my 9th grade teacher Miss Barnes (not an easy thing to do). 

710 EMG: A lot of writers/authors have been inspired by another author to pursue their dreams. What about you? Did an author inspire you?

Justen Hayes: I have not published anything as of yet but I intend on publishing a book called "The Military Chronicles" next year.

710 EMG: A lot of writers/authors have been inspired by another author to pursue their dreams. What about you? Did an author inspire you?

Justen Hayes: Yes, actually. You ma'am with all of your positivity and showing me a dream can be reached if you claim it.

710 EMG: Wow, thank you! I am glad to be an inspiration to you. So, where do you see yourself at 3 years from now?

Justen Hayes: A successful writer, activist, job creator, and an overall better person. I hope the example I set will be one my son can be proud of.

710 EMG: Your son is already proud of you - believe me. Children view their parents as superheros and they place their parents on high platforms. Trust and believe that your child is already proud of his dad (smile). So, where do you see yourself at 6 years from now?

Justen Hayes: I'm going to be married, have a few businesses, write in all types of categories, and be a traveler of the world. I definitely don't see myself staying in one place.

710 EMG: That's a great plan! Before you write do you do any special warm-up ritual?

Justen Hayes: Not really. I am more of an in the moment kind of writer. I could be in traffic and hear something that sparks an idea. I do write a lot from my car.

710 EMG: Okay, so are you a pen to paper writer or fingers to keyboard kind of writer?

Justen Hayes: Definitely a keyboard guy. On the phone that is. I might be in a movie and want to jot something down real quick or at a bar and catch the vibe I'm in.

710 EMG: If one of us popped up on you while you are writing what would we see?

Justen Hayes: Music playing with a smirk on my face. Other parts of that observance are scenario specific (laughter).

710 EMG: What do you have up your sleeve for your readers? Any new projects in the works?

Justen Hayes: I am building up a collection of poetry that I am putting out. Check my page out on facebook Kindred Poetry Session for a look at what I'm putting down and I have an autobiography I'm working on as well.  

710 EMG: I'm sure that they will both be a success. Tell us something silly about yourself that most people don’t know.

Justen Hayes: I am a closet Dawson's Creek and Friends fan. I know both theme songs by heart. Hope I didn't lose too many cool points for that (laughter).

710 EMG: (Laughter) You totally lost all cool points! No, I am just playing with you (more laughter). So ,what do you prefer? Water or Soda?

Justen Hayes: Soda all day! Who loves soda? Justen loves orange soda (laughter).

710 EMG: (Laughter)  Are you a meat eater, vegetarian, or vegan?

Justen Hayes: I'm a meat eater for sure. I am a southern man. We don't survive on veggies alone (laughter).

710 EMG: We all know that southern men love their chicken and steak (laughter).

710 EMG: Chicken Noodle Soup with a _______________.

Justen Hayes: Saltines Crackers.

710 EMG: (laughter) Crackers? You were supposed to say with an Orange Soda on the side! So, what is your favorite song of 2016?

Justen Hayes: The Chainsmokers "Don't Let Me Down". The vibe is crazy whenever I hear this song.

710 EMG: Ah...you're an EDM listener? Very interesting! What is your zodiac sign?

Justen Hayes: Taurus

710 EMG: Inquiring minds want to know if you are single, engaged, married, separated, or married to the literary game? Which one are you?

Justen Hayes: Hmmm. I'll say married to the literary game with some single moments (laughter). 

710 EMG: Well, it’s about time for us to wrap up this interview. Where can you be reached at and who is your favorite interviewer of all time? You don’t have to answer. I know it’s me!

Justen Hayes: I can be reached on Twitter at @jthay25. On Facebook you can find me by searching Kindred Poetry Session, Military Chronicles, and Justen Hayes. Drop me a line. And you already know what it is!! I didn't even realize we were having an interview. That's how good you are!

710 EMG: (Laughter) Thank you and thank you for your time. It was great interviewing you and we look forward to seeing more from Justen Hayes!


Trust Me

We're on the ledge, fire burning behind us. I see the fear in your eyes and we have nowhere to go seemingly. I smile, for God gave me a partner to make it through the flames with. Favor comes through faith, even in the midst of our burning building. Look at my heart and know we will prevail. I embrace you at the center and assure you no harm as you hold onto mine as we jump off, hand in hand. We live by faith and not by sight. Trust me....

Written by, 

Justen Hayes

Interviewer: Nikey Pasco-Dunston

Indie Spotlight On CK Anon

Posted by 710 EMG on December 5, 2016 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (2)

 Crazie K!D AnonYmouS, is the name this next artist goes by. I've actually had the pleasure of reviewing this artist's music a couple years back and I must say that he was my first 5 FLAME REVIEW! CK Anon hails from Philly, represents Philly, and is Philly to the core. Most people think of popular rap artists like Cassidy, Beanie Sigel, and Meek Mills when they hear Philly but I am one person that thinks of CK Anon first. This man is just simply RAW. From his lyrical artistry and vocabulary to his unique style, Crazie K!D AnonYmous is not the artist to sleep on. Check out his interview below.


710 EMG: Our team has been following you for several years now and we are impressed by your nonstop work ethic and passion for hip-hop. How long have you been a lyricist and when did you start rapping?

CK: Thank you for the support! I've been a lyricist for about 21 years now and have been rapping for 19 years. Professionally, for 14 years. Poetry was my first love at around 9 years old and I started rapping around 11 years old.

710 EMG: You're welcome! When did you realize that rapping was your gift?

CK: I started noticing that my lyrics and performances (battles, ciphers, and just rapping for people) were more magnetic than me just talking to folks. People wanted to hear what I had to say. That's when I realized it was a gift

710 EMG: When did you release your first song or album and are you an independent or signed?

CK: I'm an independent artist and my first record cut was when I was 16. The mixtape we called "NFR" or "No Fuckin Rap" (Laughter) Great times!

710 EMG: (Laughter) Nice mixtape name! How many albums or singles have you released to this date? Tell us about your latest release.

CK: I released a ton of singles, but to date, I have released 6 projects. Right now, I'm working on my 7th project called, "Stay Ready And Willing LP." I just released a single - available on iTunes, Spotify, and my BandCamp, Master Cee 11th Letter 3. The first single release for my first LP

710 EMG: Wow! You're 7th project? That is dope. A lot of artists have been inspired by another artist to pursue their dreams. What about you? Did an artist inspire you?

CK: My brother is my inspiration and I use other artists as study subjects. I have my own style and my own story to tell. I rap so good now because of my brother. Plus, I'm a fan of HipHop and Music. I'm like a gumbo. A bunch of different music and lyricism from artists just mixed in a pot made me.

710 EMG: Your brother must be one cold piece of work! Do you consider what you to be a form of art? We definitely do.

CK: I most definitely do as well 

710 EMG: Have you won any awards or been nominating for any awards during your career? 

CK: Sadly, no. I'm not sure if the right people that do award shows recognized me. I have yet gotten their attention. That's cool though. I'll just keep making dope shit happen. They'll catch up when they catch up.

710 EMG: Well, you definitely deserve an award. I've personally watched your grind for over 5 years now and I know that you bring that heat every time you release a record. Where do you see yourself at 3 years from now?

CK: Thank you and 3 years from now, I won't be worrying about cash flow as much as I do now. 

710 EMG: What about 6 years from now?

CK: 6 years from now, I hope to be doing tours more often and running my business. I hate that I have to work a dead end job to fund my dream but I refuse to give a bunch of my life to build someone else's dream and not work on my own.

710 EMG: Do you write without a beat or do you need a beat to write?

CK: I do both.

710 EMG: Before you write do you do any special warm-up ritual?

CK: (Laughter) Nah yo. I write according to my spirit. My soul might have a rhythm that I just write to or the beat strikes something in my spirit and I write to it.

710 EMG:  Are you a pen to paper writer or cell phone writer?

CK:  I'm old school. I'm strictly a pen and pad writer.

710 EMG: If one of us popped up on you while you are writing what would we see?

CK: You'll see me jamming and you'll want to join the world I'm creating. 

710 EMG: What do you have up your sleeve for your supporters? Any new projects in the works?

CK: I'm a consistent artist so I'm always putting out music. For my fans/supporters though, I will have exclusive merchandise and packages for those that been rocking with me for a while. Some give-a-ways and new videos coming soon too. I have "Stay Ready And Willing LP" coming 2017. It's gonna be fun!

710 EMG: Tell us something silly about yourself that most people don’t know.

CK: (Laughter) I make silly faces in the mirror and I sing Xmas songs to get me through the work day

710 EMG: Now, that is kind of funny! So what do prefer...water or soda?

CK: Water.

710 EMG: Meat Eater, Vegetarian, or Vegan?

CK: Omnivorous.

710 EMG: Chicken Noodle Soup with a _______________.

CK: SODA ON THE SIDE!! Let it rain, clear it out (laughter).

710 EMG: (Laughter) I knew you were going to finish the lyrics! Okay, so, are there any mainstream artists that you like and who is the mainstream artist that you least like?

CK: I'm feeling some mainstream artists. I'll only say one name, though. The Roots. They are the Kings of Philly. The mainstream artists that I least like, I won't say their names because that'll be promo for them. And...you know...phuck'em.

710 EMG: Readers that's how CK spells the F Bomb. So, like he said PHUCK'EM (laughter).

710 EMG: This year a couple of dope records dropped that were slept on and they should have received radio play. What are your thoughts on the music being played today on popular FM radio stations?

CK: It's a part of the game. Radio turned into big business. We can't even call to request dope music anymore. Nowadays, you have to create your own playlist or deal with this crap on your local urban radio. People out here are loving it, though, and the artists are feeding their families with it, so I can't hate. It's just not for me.

710 EMG: That is understood and I do feel you. So, what is your zodiac sign and do you believe in the characteristics that are tied to the signs?

CK: I'm a Cancer according to Greek, I'm a Tiger in Chinese, and I'm a Scarab in Ancient Kemet(Egypt) zodiac. All of them say the person under those signs are emotional and creative. I'm both. I'm a dreamer and my intuition is off the chain. I know it's called pseudoscience but we have yet to learn all the sciences of the Kemet people. They taught the Greeks...

710 EMG: Thanks for dropping that knowledge for our readers! Inquiring minds want to know if you are single, engaged, married, separated, or married to the music? Which one are you?

CK: (extreme laughter) Nobody wants to know that (more laughter). I'm in a relationship. Why would anybody wanna know MY relationship status? All I have is pretty teeth and a nice smile (laughter!). 

710 EMG: (Laughter) You don't know who is watching you. They are lurking but now they know that you are taken (more laughter). Well, it’s about time for us to wrap up this interview. Where can you be reached at and who is your favorite interviewer of all time? You don’t have to answer. I know it’s me!

CK: I'm best reached on twitter or Instagram @C_K_Anon. People can hit me on my facebook, search Crazie K!D AnonYmouS. YOU KNOW DAMN WELL you're my favorite interviewer!! 710 EMG, my family!! Continue to Stay RAW yall! Make sure if you're checking the interview to type in Master Cee 11th Letter 3 in your browser and place that song on your playlist!!

710 EMG: That's what I'm talking about! Now, y'all heard the man - put Master Cee 11th Letter 3 on your playlist!

Interviewer: Nikey Pasco-Dunston

The Video Will Be Added Shortly To Master Cee 11th Letter 3


 

 

 


Blizm aka Mr.. k-100

Posted by 710 EMG on December 5, 2016 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (1)

This is one interview that I've been waiting to do for quite some time now. For those of you that aren't familiar with BLIZM, allow me to introduce a true tycoon to you. Ron "BLIZM" Blue is more than just a radio personality. He is an established artist that has successfully sold over 20k albums independently and he is also the founder of Chainless Entertainment. Check the out interview below.



710 EMG: Finally, Word On The Streets catches up with BLIZM! 710 EMG has been keeping an eye on you and K-100 for years. I consider you to be an internet radio tycoon. How long have you been in the entertainment industry?

BLIZM: Well first, thanks for being apart of our growth. Every time anyone watches, listens or shares our content they are apart of the movement. Although I’ve been doing Internet radio for about 6 years, I have been involved with the industry for 17 years officially.

710 EMG: Wow, 17 years is a pretty long time! That alone is long enough to call you a vet in the game. What year did you establish K-100 Radio and what inspired you to do so?

BLIZM: I started first as a Facebook group really. I know that kind of crazy, but it's true. It was a private Facebook group named K100 (short for keeping it 100) that was off the chain and had some crazy conversations and posts (we got reported a few times). There would be so many comments people would say this should be a show. So, I started a podcast on BTR (Blog Talk Radio) and named it K-100 Radio. It started as almost exclusively talking segments about any and everything. That was in 2011. It became so popular I decided to add music to the situation by playing music with the talking. I figured since I had all these people listening, I could help expose some artists at the same time. It took off from there.

710 EMG: Yes, I remember the BTR podcast and it was off the chain! K-100 is a successful radio station. You literally have listeners from all over the world tuning in to the station and praising you. How does that make you feel?

BLIZM: It feels really good actually because I started the podcast as just another outlet to get content to people via the talk segments. What I didn’t know is that in doing so, the MUSIC end would take off because artists are starving for good platforms. So, once I decided to play music, which initially started out as indie music only, and I saw that people actually listened and supported it, I felt good that I could actually help other artists. I started just playing music from our label and a few people I rocked with but then once the word got out, the submissions came rolling in from everywhere.

710 EMG: And I can understand why they started to pour in - you're station is ill! Speaking of your show being so sick, “Ill or Kill” is my favorite segment from your station! I literally crack up laughing when I see artists mad at you because their record was “Killed” on Facebook Live. How do you feel when angry artists talk mess to you about not making the cut?

BLIZM: Well, "ILL or KILL" is the longest running music segment we have. It was the first totally all music focused segment I did when we were still just a podcast. So, it's older than the actual 24/7 live streaming entity we have now, by about 2 years actually. When artist get upset because their review wasn't accepted, I do in all honesty get annoyed simply because I don't ASK anyone to submit. You submit music knowing full well that could happen if it's not up to par. So, if you should be mad at anyone it should be yourself. As long as they don't get disrespectful, I don't mind it comes with the territory.

710 EMG: You couldn't have answered that any better - great answer. Are there any mainstream artists that you like and who is the mainstream artist that you least like?

BLIZM: Mainstream artists I like from the newer generation like J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean I think all of them are dope. They all have sharp wordplay, they aren't clones making the same kind of music as everyone else rapping over the same redundant "trap beats". But I like many artists that have been around for years like T.I., Luda, Rick Ross, The Game...pretty much anyone with dope lyrics and great production choices that are original. What I don't like is the clone artist with basic wordplay, saturated by autotune who keep rapping over the same production. I don't have to name them, you know who they are.

710 EMG: You're right. I do know EXACTLY who they are. This year a couple of dope records dropped that were slept on and they should have received radio play. What are your thoughts on the music being played today on popular FM radio stations?

BLIZM: We exist and get listeners because people for years have been sick of the programming at FM Radio. When the number one station in New York sounds like everything that they play is from the west side of Atlanta, that's a problem. When only one female rap artist has received most of the spins on urban FM radio for like over half a decade, that is a problem. Although you do have some great music that gets played on FM, the rotation is just simply too short and narrow.

710 EMG: I absolutely agree with you BLIZM. I was just in New York last year at the 2015 Underground Hip Hop Awards and not only was their radio stations heavily saturated with the "ATL sound" but the independent artists that performed ALSO had the Atlanta sound. It was pretty disappointing. So, have you ever considered joining the FM family? If not, why?

BLIZM: I just don’t think I would be a good fit on FM radio, mainly because of the censorship and politics. I would piss off the general public with honest comments, rack up some FCC fines, and then a lot of labels wouldn’t like me because I won’t lie to them about their artists music. I also would keep it real about social and political issues, so I would end up getting fired in like a month. Now, XM Radio I would consider because it is much more flexible.

710 EMG: XM Radio would be perfect for K100! You should see about expanding to that platform in the near future. I understand that you wear many hats over at K-100. What is everything that you do for K-100 Radio?

BLIZM: That would be pretty much everything honestly. I created it, so I am the creator and the Program Director. I went to school for Media Production so I produce the show segments and live broadcast. I'm the Music Director and Technical Director because I set all of the gear up and set up all the streaming hardware and software and I also add the music for rotation. Not to mention I am the head of marketing since I designed the logo, the flyers, and handle the website and social media accounts for the broadcast. Since we know I'm also an on-air personality by way of the "ILL or KILL" segment. Yeah, I say I pretty much do it all.

710 EMG: Do you need an assistant? Someone out there might read this interview and hit you up!

BLIZM: I could always use a hand in promotions and marketing because those are things I didn’t go to school for. The technical side always comes easy for me because of my formal training in media production and that is the same for the music as well because I came into the industry as an artist and producer. We are always looking for people who want to intern and learn more about internet radio and the industry in general.

710 EMG: Your radio station really takes the cake! Have you won any awards or been nominated for any awards due to your prodigious performance under K-100?

BLIZM: We have won a few and have been nominated for many others. We won the 2016 SEA Award for Best Radio Station, the 2015 SCM Award for best Internet Radio Station, the 2014 ATL’s Hottest Award for best Radio broadcast. The “ILL or KILL” segment is nominated for a Grinder of The Year Award, and the broadcast is again nominated for another SEA Award for 2017. We have been nominated for several others like North Florida Music Award, Bigga Rankin’s Diamond Award and much more. 

710 EMG: Nice and congratulations! Building from the dirt up is usually the toughest part of construction. Do you have any advice for anyone who aspires to be where you are today?

BLIZM: Well, I can say that my years of industry experience and professional training and schooling really helped me make K-100 Radio what it is. So, the first thing I would say is to educate yourself and get out in the world and learn from grinding. I had a lot of support right off the bat once I decided to make K-100 Radio a live streaming broadcast that runs 24/7 because I had built relationships from years of networking in the industry before I even had the idea. So, networking is key. Again, the broadcast is only 6 years old, but it’s really 17 years worth of work. And surround yourself with like-minded people.

710 EMG: Great advice! Is there anything else that you do in the entertainment industry that we don’t know about?

BLIZM: If you research me then you can find out most of what I do. One search of my name and you'll realize that before K-100 Radio, I was a pretty accomplished indie artist. I am also a producer, recording engineer, video editor, all of which I learned while in school for media production. Along the way, I picked up doing graphic design, and later writing articles as a music blogger. Some of that people don’t know, but most of it is public information.

710 EMG: Google the man y'all! Google BLIZM. Now let’s talk near-future attainable goals. Where do you see yourself at 3 years from now?

BLIZM: I would still like to be the Program Director at K-100 Radio but I would like for the content to be on a larger scale. Like I said, I would live to get a foot in the door with XM Radio somehow. I also would love to get to a point where we can generate enough income with the broadcast so that I can do just that full time. Hopefully, we can get there one day, Internet radio is NOT a cash cow, it really is a passion company.

710 EMG: I wish you much success on your future endeavors! Do you have any new projects in the works?

BLIZM: We are still piecing together the first music venture that is officially a K-100 Radio music project, a compilation album featuring various indie artist from all over. We have released two singles so far, the first was “Salt and Pepper” a song with me and R&B artist, Jebron. We also shot a video for that with a few special appearances by people like Shawty Shawty The comedian and The Kangol Kid from UTFO. Also, a song called “ILL” featuring artists MicxSic, Bam, and Nex God. I’m looking forward to completing that in 2017. 

710 EMG: Now, that sounds real dope! Make sure y'all check out BLIZM's new song and video 'Salt and Pepper" too! Tell us something silly about yourself that most people don’t know.

BLIZM: I’m such a public personality that there isn’t much people don’t know about me. One look at my social media pages like Facebook or Instagram and you can tell what I love, what I like to do and what I am passionate about. Anything else is something I wouldn’t say in an interview (laughter) ..sorry. 

710 EMG: (laughter) Well, I think you have made that clear!  So, what do you prefer? Water or Soda?

BLIZM: Water if it’s bottled. I stopped drinking sodas long ago. I do love juices, all kinds orange juice, apple juice, grape juice. I’m a juice drinker, but sometimes I indulge in Sweet Tea (I’m from the South, duh) and lemonade.

710 EMG: (laughter) You are a trip. Are you a meat eater, vegetarian, or vegan?

BLIZM: Even though I don’t look it, at 230lbs, I don’t eat red meat or pork. I haven’t in over 15 years. I do eat fish, turkey, and chicken though. So, I am not vegan. I like eggs and cheese too much and milk.

710 EMG: You're a pretty healthy man. That;'s great!  So, I have to hear your response to this. Chicken Noodle Soup with a _______________.

BLIZM: As long as it's not from a can (except Progresso) I need crackers and juice on the side.

710 EMG: That's right. No junk food on the side. Now you know that the ladies love BLIZM like they loved LL! Inquiring minds want to know if Blizm is single, engaged, separated, or married to the game?

BLIZM: Ha! You guys are really digging now! I am in a relationship yes. I am not married yet but we have been together a while so who knows!

710 EMG: Welp! Ladies, he's a happily taken tycoon. Love is beautiful and I am happy for the both of you. Well, it’s about time for us to wrap up this interview. Where can you be reached at and who is your favorite interviewer of all time? You don’t have to answer. I know it’s me! (laughter)

BLIZM: Any and all information about me or K-100 Radio is on our website www.K100Radio.com This interview was great! Thanks for letting me be apart of your platform!

Interviewer: Nikey Pasco-Dunston

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Tabitha Sharpe Is The Word On The Streets

Posted by 710 EMG on November 25, 2016 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (2)

Now this is an interview that I've been itching to do. From the moment that I completed her book entitled "Unhinged" I knew that Tabitha Sharpe was a force to be reckoned with in the literary world. Check out this interview between myself and Ms. Sharpe Pen herself....

710 EMG: Our team has been following your work for quite some time now and we are impressed by your nonstop work ethic and passion. How long have you been writing?


Tabitha: I have been writing in a journal since I was 11, editing newspaper entries since 17, and officially “big girl” writing since I was 19.


710 EMG:  Nice! You've been gaining the experience since you was a young girl. When did you realize that writing was your gift?


Tabitha: It was after my last incarceration in 2014, after handwriting a book and letting my pod read it. They had so much joy from reading those 200 pages, it gave me a sense of belonging. From that moment on, I kept having dreams of story lines, and I knew they weren’t coming to me specifically for no reason.


710 EMG: How much time did you spend incarcerated and was that last time getting locked up a wake-up?


Tabitha: Wake up, slap on the behind, severe warning (she laughs) On and off, I have spent 4 years incarcerated, all of my time adds up to that. My last and final encounter was October 8, 2014.


710 EMG: People love to ignore those warning signs even if the sign hits them harder than a brick in the face. Any advice for anyone out there reading this?


Tabitha: Stop blaming yourself. Acknowledge the things in your past that are beneath you, and move forward. Forgive yourself, forgive others, and fulfill your destiny. You will block your blessings by staying angry, and can't truly walk in your purpose until you hit rock bottom. You can get up when you're ready.


710 EMG: Great advice! What you just said a lot of people need to hear and understand. Life is about moving forward. So, when did you publish your first book and are you a self-published author?


Tabitha: I published my first book, "Behind Our Husbands’ Lies", in 2015. As of May 2016, I became a self-published author.


710 EMG: How many books or pieces have you released? Tell us about your latest release.


Tabitha: I have released four books, including a paranormal romance novella. My latest release is titled Homicide at Studio 1. The main idea consists of a vengeful killer wanting his spot back on a hit TV series. When he is released from prison, he gets in contact with his daughter, who he hasn’t seen since the age of three, and does everything he can to give her the world, as he tried to before. Things go awry, and he does some things that will ultimately end in disaster for others. This story is set in the historical crooks and nannies of Nashville. I really wanted to shine some light on Printer’s Alley, as I’m just as in love with history as I am with anything else.


710 EMG: Now that sounds like a must read! I'm going to have to check it out soon. A lot of writers/authors have been inspired by another author to pursue their dreams. What about you? Did an author inspire you?


Tabitha: An author continues to inspire me. If it weren’t for people like P.C. Cast, I would never feel ok with mixing timelines, or paranormal/mythical creature. Stephen King for his consistency in story lines, and people like Octavia Butler who let me know it’s ok to be someone of color and write outside of the norm.


710 EMG: Have you won any awards or been nominating for any awards during your writing career? (Skip if this does not apply.)


Tabitha: I was nominated for a SIBA(Summer Indie Book Award) for my paranormal romance book, Bound by Eden.


710 EMG: Congratulations on that! I actually read that book too! Where do you see yourself at 3 years from now?


Tabitha: Thank you! Three years from now, I see myself being an NYT bestseller, offering a salary for my authors instead of commissions, and opening an office to help local writers truly hone in on their execution of writing.


710 EMG: I love it! So, what about 6 years from now?


Tabitha: Six years from now, I see myself only writing Paranormal Romance books. I see myself being an international bestseller, touring the world, doing some motivational speaking, and having my funeral home opened.


710 EMG: Wow! A funeral home? That's the first! 


Tabitha: I love dead people.


710 EMG: That is clear as day ( laughter).


Tabitha: I do! (more laughter) I want to be a mortician.


710 EMG: We have some things in common but we'll speak about that off the record. Back to the interview. Before you write do you do any special warm-up ritual?


Tabitha: I set an alarm for an hour, and say I’m going to write for an entire hour. I cut on Vampire Diaries, and listen to the TV. The sound keeps me focused. I’ve seen every episode, so I could quote it backward and forwards myself. I always make sure I have something to snack on.


710 EMG: Are you a pen to paper writer or fingers to keyboard kind of writer?


Tabitha: I keep a notebook by my bed to journal and record my dreams, and I use my computer to go to work on a story, so I’ve got a little bit of both in me.


710 EMG: If one of us popped up on you while you are writing what would we see?


Tabitha: You would see my hair all over the place, my pj’s because I write comfortably my house is usually a mess when completing a project, so chaos and my white board would be covered with ideas like a math formula.


710 EMG: (laughter) Wow! So, what do you have up your sleeve for your readers? Any new projects in the works?


Tabitha: I have a HUGE project I’m working on now titled Crystal-Gazing:Genesis. It’s a woman empowerment, save the world, paranormal, destiny fulfilled kind of story.


710 EMG: Nice! Tell us something silly about yourself that most people don’t know.


Tabitha: Something silly about myself that most people don’t know about me is I’m secretly a comedian. I do stand up for my friends all the time. I have a microphone stand and everything.


710 EMG: A comedian? Are you serious? (laughter) I can believe it!


Tabitha: That time for me is still very real, and yes, I usually just tell stories from my past. Other people think they're funny.


710 EMG: Well, I'm going to have to sit in on one of your stand up's because I love comedy!


Tabitha: I haven't made it out of Club de Jackson (my house) but perhaps one day I will do a live video. (more laughter)


710 EMG: Okay, okay...back to the interview. Water or Soda?


Tabitha: Soda every time, specifically Tahitian Treat.


710 EMG: Meat Eater, Vegetarian, or Vegan?


Tabitha: Oh, I love meat! Red meat is my favorite.


710 EMG: Chicken Noodle Soup with a _______________.


Tabitha: Grilled cheese


710 EMG: (laughter) What is your favorite song of 2016?


Tabitha: You don’t know by Tank


710 EMG: Oh, yeah, Tank is the man! What is your zodiac sign?


Tabitha: I am a Virgo, but I have Leo emotions.


710 EMG: Okay then. Inquiring minds want to know if you are single, engaged, married, separated, or married to the literacy game? Which one are you?


Tabitha: I am in a polyamorous relationship with my wife, of one year, and the literary industry.


710 EMG: Interesting! Well, it’s about time for us to wrap up this interview. Where can you be reached at and who is your favorite interviewer of all time? You don’t have to answer. I know it’s me!


Tabitha: This has actually been a pretty awesome interviewer, so to close out 2016, we can definitely say you! I can be reached on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tabithadominiquesharpe or www.facebook.com/authortabithadominiquesharpe on Instagram at www.instagram.com/tabithadominiquesharpe or on Twitter @SharpePenPubCo my website www.sharpepenwriting.info


710 EMG: Again, thank you for allowing us to interview you. I truly enjoyed this interview.


Tabitha: It's no problem, thank you for having me. Really (laughter) It means the world to me!

The gorgeous Tabitha looking prettier than ever!

Make sure you check out Tabitha's latest release "Homicide at Studio 1" today!! It is available on Kindle Unlimited too!!

www.amazon.com/Homicide-at-Studio-Tabitha-Sharpe-ebook/dp/B01MTN0J9X/


Interview by Nikey Pasco-Dunston

Shakema Haygood is The Word on the Streets

Posted by 710 EMG on November 25, 2016 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (3)

To kick off our fresh new start we were able to catch up with Ms. Shakema Haygood; authoress of one of the most talked about book series "Growing Pains". We got the scoop on the Queen and she didn't hold anything back! Check out this interview.

 

710 EMG: Our team has been following your work for quite some time now and we are impressed by your nonstop work ethic and passion. How long have you been writing?

Shakema: I have been writing since I was around 10.

 

 

710 EMG: 10 is the age where most children begin to develop strong emotions so I can see why you started writing at that age. When did you realize that writing was your gift?

Shakema: I realized writing was my gift when I wrote my first real life poem my first year in college titled Fatherless Child.

 

 

710 EMG: That sounds like it was really deep. When did you publish your first book and are you a self-published author?

Shakema: I published my first book on my 28th birthday, May 15th, 2016. And yes i am a self-published author.

 

 

710 EMG: How many books or pieces have you released? Tell us about your latest release.

Shakema: So far I released 2 books. My next release doesn't have a release date, but it will be out sometime before Christmas.

 

 

710 EMG: Two books and now you're releasing one before Christmas? Nice! A lot of writers/authors have been inspired by another author to pursue their dreams. What about you? Did an author inspire you?

Shakema: Yes I was. Two authors inspired me actually.

 

710 EMG: Where do you see yourself at 3 years from now?

Shakema: Three years from now I see myself being a more established author. Hopefully a couple of Bestsellers under my belt, and my own publishing company.

 

 

710 EMG: Sounds good! What about 6 years from now?

Shakema: (She laughs) Six years from now I would like to have all the above and writing full-time.

 

 

710 EMG: Before you write do you do any special warm-up ritual?

Shakema: Nope. I just write.

 

 

710 EMG: Are you a pen to paper writer or fingers to keyboard kind of writer?

Shakema: Both. I write the whole story on paper first and after I finish i type it up.

 

 

710 EMG: If one of us popped up on you while you are writing what would we see?

Shakema: Me on my couch, notebooks everywhere, food somewhere close by, and my computer on google. Google is your friend (she laughs and smiles).

 

 

710 EMG: I know that you said that you have something releasing in December but what else do you have up your sleeve for your readers? Any new projects in the works?

Shakema: Yes, I have Sins of A King releasing before Christmas and Growing Pains 3 releasing early 2017.

 

 

710 EMG: Wow! I know that part 3 is going to be off the chain. Congratulations! So, tell us something silly about yourself that most people don’t know.

Shakema: (more laughter) Thank you! I dance while I'm eating.

 

 

710 EMG: Water or Soda?

Shakema: Water

 

 

710 EMG: Meat Eater, Vegetarian, or Vegan?

Shakema: I love meat!

 

 

710 EMG: Chicken Noodle Soup with a _______________.

Shakema: With a Pure Leaf Tea on the side! (more laughter)

 

 

710 EMG: Now that was a good one! What is your favorite song of 2016?

Shakema: Beyonce's All Night Long.

 

 

710 EMG: What is your zodiac sign?

Shakema: Taurus!! Bull nation (she smiles hard).

 

 

710 EMG: Inquiring minds want to know if you are single, engaged, married, separated, or married to the literacy game? Which one are you?

Shakema: Y'all nosy (more laughter)! I am in a committed relationship and married to the literacy game.

 

 

710 EMG: (laughter) Alright now Ms. Playa Haygood. Now the people know that you are not accepting applications. Well, it’s about time for us to wrap up this interview. Where can you be reached at and who is your favorite interviewer of all time? You don’t have to answer. I know it’s me!

Shakema: I can be reached via email, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter: [email protected] or [email protected] My yahoo be tweaking sometimes though (she laughs). author.shakema_s.haygood or mskemy. /www.facebook.com/Mskemybaby and twitter.com/mskemy88. And being that this is my first interview I guess that makes you my favorite by default (she laughs). Thank you 710 you guys are the bomb.com! (More Laughter)

710 EMG: You're welcome and we look forward to seeing more of you in the stores!

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Beautiful face to match the beautiful personality!



 

"Sins Of A King" is coming soon so make sure you all go and check it out! 


Interview By: Nikey Pasco-Dunston

Changes and growth

Posted by 710 EMG on November 16, 2016 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

 As many of you know, we haven't posted any news in quite some time due to the fact that 710 EMG as a whole has been going through changes and these changes have been long overdue. Throughout the process, we have all grown mentally, physically, and spiritually. Now don't you go and take this as religious talk because religious we are not but we are very much in tune with ourselves. More in tune than we ever have been and that is what brought on the changes.

 

Change and growth are essential to one's life. Without change, you cannot grow and there is no growth without change.

 

With this all being said, 710 EMG will no longer conduct interviews or post reviews on anyone that praises illegal drug use, degrades women, or glorifies killing or beating people. We are well aware that we are going to lose money with this change but we are just as sure that we will gain more respect with our decision.

 

We are now looking to review and interview 4 music artists with positive messages. We prefer smooth R&B, conscious Hip-Hop, political Hip-Hop, lyrically inclined rappers with uplifting messages, spoken-word, and non-religious gospel. We are also looking to review and interview 4 authors, 2 music producers, 4 models, and all indie talent that has something creative to bring to the table. We will post interviews and reviews every Monday and Friday or every other week - that's still in the air. All talent will be promoted to over 300 thousand followers for one to two weeks and our reach is well over 3 million. Get excited!

 

If you or anyone that you know are interested in being interviewed or reviewed, please email us your brief bio, your picture (with no one else in the picture), link to the work that you want to be reviewed, and an image to your work (cover art) if applicable. Direct all emails to [email protected] Subject: Word On The Streets Review

 

Please note that all reviews and interviews accepted are free of charge. In the case that you are not accepted you can pay for a blogicle (article) to be written about you by clicking on the "Literacy Services" page. All of our services are extremely affordable compared to our competitors.

 

We look forward to hearing from you!

- EIC/CEO, Nikey Pasco-Dunston

 


People Empowerment Program

Posted by 710 EMG on July 4, 2015 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

A little About "PEP":


The launch of "People Empowerment Program" aka "People Empowering People Program" is set for late winter of 2016.

Our mission is to educate, empower, & motivate the people of today's society to be strong successful positive leaders; starting with our youth!

The P.E.P Program will work and focus on: re-educating, re-building, & re-establishing the power that we once had as a human race. We will work on School Work, Confidence, Leadership, Values, Unity, Alkebulan History, Community Development/Restoration, Financial Vocabulary, Debt Prevention, & more in a fun way that will not bore our members.

The most fun thing of it all could possibly be the activites that we will partake in, i.g: (sports, trail walks, zoo visits, etc.).

We will also sponsor community events and volunteer for charity services in our local communities.

People Empowerment Program are currently accepting donations of any amount!

Once we reach $8,000 the program will officially open it's doors for the community.

All donations will go towards supplies, possible trips, snacks, and maintaining our program's space as well as our website. Please spread the word and we thank you in advance for all donations!

 

Donate and Receive Perks!


We are offering 1 day of social media promotions per dollar donated up to $9. Donations BETWEEN $10-$20 are eligible for 7-14 days of promotions and 2 E-blasts during the promotional period.

$20-$45 donations will receive 3 weeks promotions and 3 E-blasts a week!

Promotions go out to over 275 thousand combined followers!!

Donate $50 - $100 and we will add you as a Sponsor.

Donate $100 or more you will be added as a sponsor, receive certification from our organization that recognizes your contribution towards the cause, and you will also receive a shirt from either:

Like A Queen Fashion, Like A King Apparel, or our People Empowerment Program T-shirt. The choice will be yours and we thank you in advance! Visit the "Contact/Perks" page on our website to view the shirts.

Donate $1000 or more and you will receive all of the above plus you will have the choice of being a PEPP Moderator and possible mentor!


We are not accepting itunes, youtube, or wshh videos for promotions.

Click To Visit Our Website -> www.PeopleEmpowermentProgram.org


Get It Girl!!

Posted by 710 EMG on July 2, 2015 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (2)

These women are what we call "Community Models" aka "Role Models"

Several days ago I was on the People Empowerment Program Instagram (@PEPProgram) and came across a dope page that is strictly for women on the grind. After close examination, I decided to reach out to them and they were sweet enough to respond back instantly! Now as you know, it can be pretty hard at times to get a response back from people on social media, so I was rather impressed.

The owners of this awesome new movement are God, Jaree Brown, and Jalisa Ray out of Maryland. These Queens are making moves and they are also helping other Goddesses make bigger moves by giving them more exposure! If you're a female entrepreneur or business woman and want to be their "Get It Girl" of the week then contact these women today!!

Twitter: @GetItGirlGlobal Instagram: @GetItGirlGlobal Facebook: Get It Girl Global

Best wishes and much success on your future endeavors Queens!

Written by: -Nikey Pasco-Dunston

Blogicle Also Available On: 710 Underground Heat

So you want an article write up on you for a small fee? To Set It Up Contact: Nikey Pasco aka L.A.Q

Model of The Month 5-1-15

Posted by 710 EMG on June 23, 2015 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (11)

We had to catch up with the beautiful "Empress Desire" and see how life has been treating her! Read this interview and follow her!

Empress Desire

Height: 5'5

Weight: 130 lbs

Measurements: 30- 26- 30

L.A.Q: Well now that we finally got a chance to catch up with the beautiful melanated model "Queen Desire" we have a few questions to ask you for our viewers and your fans.

Empress Desire: Thank you for the compliment, I'm busy a woman. It's great to finally meet you!

L.A.Q: So Miss. Desire how long have you been in the modeling industry?

Empress Desire: I've been modeling since February 2015.

L.A.Q: Did you always want to model and if so for how long?

Empress Desire: Yes, I've always wanted to become a model, since I was 14 years old. As I was growing up people have always asked me if I model or consider me as a model. My response would be maybe oneday, when I come across the opportunity and meet the right people than I won't turn down that opportunity.

L.A.Q: Well it's great to see that you are now pursuing your dreams! Being a woman of such rich melanin do you find it harder to get modeling jobs?

Empress Desire: To be honest; yes, it's hard since I'm just getting into the industry. I know that it takes time, patience and dedication. Nothing comes to a sleeper but a dream. God's timing is perfect timing.. We all know that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Got to keep your faith!!

L.A.Q: My advice to you is to keep following your dreams and don't let anyone destroy your ambition. Only you can make your dreams come true so don't ever give up.

Empress Desire: Thank you for the advice Queen, I needed that!

L.A.Q: Do you have any advice to the aspiring models out there that might end up reading this interview?

Empress Desire: I will tell them the truth and won't sugar coat anything about this industry. I will give my perspective on what modeling is about and how young models can progress in her career. My advice is if you are new to the industry, you should never turn down the opportunity to work with top designers, even if you are not being paid. An editor may see you walk in a show and decide to use you for an editorial spread. A model has to be prepared for opportunities, and that requires doing more than looking up a few things on the internet and posing in front of the mirror.

L.A.Q: Great advice and I hope it helps other aspiring models! So, what is your one year goal and how do you intend on achieving it?

Empress Desire: My one year goal is to be signed to a top notch modeling agency. I intend to achieve my goals by: work, work, work and more work on becoming better than I was the day before.

L.A.Q: Much success on that and all of your future endeavors! You never know who is looking into signing you ;) Now to get a little personal for your fans, future fans, and our supporters; what is your zodiac sign?

Empress Desire: I am an Aries... Natural born leaders and pioneers...

L.A.Q: Wooooh I know all about them fire signs girl! Given that I am a fire sign too, us fire signs don't play and we are the bomb.com (laughter)

Empress Desire: Yes, queen you know all about us Fire signs.. Picky from time to time but it's all out of love. (smile)

L.A.Q: What's your favorite food?

Empress Desire: I honestly can say I don't have no favorite food. I just love to eat (laughter)

L.A.Q: (laughter) I heard that and so do I!! What's your favorite dessert?

Empress Desire: Of course chocolate is my favorite dessert. Who doesn't like chocolate? (giggles)

L.A.Q: What do you enjoy doing on your free time?

Empress Desire: During my free time I'm thinking of a master plan, talking with God, becoming a better me, spending time with my family, listening to music, reading and networking (Outside of social media, FB and IG)

L.A.Q: Okay then! That's nice and it's great to network and build your name. Now let's cut straight to the chase! Every man on social media has been googly eyed over your cocoa brown skin and extroverted persona. Do you mind letting the viewers know if you are off the market?

Empress Desire: Currently I am single. I have a few male associates, nothing more than associates (laughter) nothing serious! I find it hard to take a man serious nowadays so I will be single until God places the right man in my life. So for now I'm just living and enjoying my life to the fullest. You only live once!

L.A.Q: Great answer and thanks for letting that known for our following. How can our viewers reach you and where can potential photographers, magazine owners, etc reach you at?

Empress Desire: You can reach me on FB, IG, personal email or Twitter.

FB - The Model Empress Desire IG - ChocolateModelForYou Twitter- BeautifulGuh5 Email - [email protected]

L.A.Q: Thank you so much for taking the time to interview with 710 EMG and Like A Queen! We all look forward to seeing more of you in the near future.

Empress Desire: You're welcome Like A Queen! Thank you for your interest in my model career. I'm glad that I got the chance to meet and talk with you on today. More of my pleasure so once again, "Thank You.." Be blessed!

Interview by: Queen Kaiya aka Nikey Pasco

Interview on April 29th, 2015

Interview also available on 710 Underground Heat



think about it

Posted by 710 EMG on June 10, 2015 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (1)

"Nobody is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them. Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes, if they know that that knowledge will help set you free."

- Assata Shakur

#PEP #710PEP 



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