R.O.S.E L.I.F.E JAO

He use to have a loud heart but from past experiences and certain vibes he received from some of his peer's JAO's heart seems to speak low these last few years.

Art Sisters

Kira Dixon, Shanina Dionna and Ameerah K., came together and put together "one of the dopiest events this year" quoted from some of their peers.

R.O.S.E L.I.F.E Harrisburg

Recap of Jan 11, 2014 R.O.S.E L.I.F.E Harrisburg with video.

Media Traffickers

CEO of Media Traffickers International Jamie and his right hand and business partner, friend and artist B.P. to see what their viewpoints are as business men, rappers, relevancy of the music scene locally and the upcoming compilation mixtape their company is hosting.

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

A Non-Profit Breathes Life Into Documentary By Giving Students A Voice Post Pandemic


A Non-Profit Breathes Life Into Documentary By Giving Students A Voice Post Pandemic




Written by: Staff Writer

When an organization wants to gain clarity about a specific topic, creating a program for a particular demographic to be seen and heard is the assignment. HERO; a non-profit based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that services Black youth and people of color; understood that very assignment and created an opportunity in 2022 for students to share their experience, post-pandemic.



Founder Chiwishi Joy-Abney noticed how much air time adults received due to the many deficits that COVID-19 caused. Being a mother of two, Joy-Abney also saw how her two daughters and their peers were impacted by COVID-19. Joy-Abney knew how necessary it would be to carve out a moment in time for Black students and POC to verbalize their pandemic experiences. Social distancing, remote learning, and systematic racism were all pockets that created unfair circumstances and many Black youth and POC are still healing from it. Still, light always shines bright at the end of every tunnel.


 

On January 15, 2023, HERO will premiere its first documentary entitled: Young and Black : Post Pandemic; at the Hyatt House in Philadelphia. On this evening students will celebrate surviving the pandemic. Students will also have the opportunity to acknowledge all of their individual and collective accomplishments with big prom-style energy and HERO will also be awarding ten new students the Virgil James Sr. HERO Scholarship Award. It is no surprise how devasting the past two years have been for everyone, but more importantly Black youth and POC and in 2023 it is time to listen, learn and heal because young people are depending on it. 

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Rule Number One, Life's Best Teacher Is Experience ~ Signed, Debatable Decisions Podcast

Rule Number One, Life's Best Teacher Is Experience

~ Signed, Debatable Decisions Podcast

Written By: Staff Writer


πŸ“· Connie Cobbs


Making great decisions is an art form.

Hidden gems in their respected industries such as Mark Madden (Madman Promotions), Alvin Whitney (Emmy Sports Award Winner), Big Guy (recording artist), Mike B (Prince of Fashion) Taj Lewis (CBS Sports Senior Production Manager), and several other guests who made a positive impact during season one of Debatable Decisions Podcast are constant reminders of why this recipe works. Each guest provided genuine and honest conversation about their life experiences, which was very therapeutic and inspiring for all involved, and hosts Corey Scales, Quetee Pie, and A.C. the MaYoR relished in every perspective given. 




Now, with 14 episodes uploaded (YouTube/Spotify/Apple Podcasts) Corey Scales, Quetee Pie, and A.C. the MaYoR are ready to end the season on an all-time high. If episodes 1-14 provided anything to viewers of all ages, hopefully, it was the enjoyment of witnessing healthy dialogue accompanied with great understanding. The season finale will be no different; it will provide so many different perspectives because all three hosts and the special guest are certainly going to feed your soul.



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Friday, September 16, 2022

Here Is Why It Is Important For The Youth To Produce F.A.C.T.S.

Here Is Why It is Important For Our Youth To Produce F.A.C.T.S. 


πŸ“· John Bivins

Written By Ms. Que aka Quetee Pie

Many times the best way to tell a story is, to begin with, a quote, so I share with you a quote from William James. “Belief creates the actual fact”, which is how the story begins.


It all started with a belief that the amazing city of Harrisburg houses an abundance of talent in its under-resourced communities and the simple fact that the usage of art is the key in framing a viable space to cultivate this idea. The evening of August 25, 2022, I had the extreme pleasure of seeing this belief turned fact come to fruition. Facts (as our students would say)!




No really, FACTS! That's the name of the game! Film, Art, Culture and Tourism Specialist. FACTS is a non-profit program committed to creating a space to service under-resourced communities utilizing art programming. It engages its participants in activities that force them to think ‘outside of the box’. Most importantly it is committed to invoking a strong focus on the 4C’s: Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity as people of all ages take part in project-based learning. The design is structured to provoke a continuum, where the youth will be trained in the arts and adults will obtain jobs in the arts.



I know I said a mouthful, so back to the story. That magical evening, I entered the Whitaker Center in the downtown sector of Harrisburg, where I first encountered a V.I.P. room full of mingling stakeholders. I mention this, because this is where the magic happens; community building and programming, which birth phenomenal programs such as FACTS. The second noticeable happening, were the visibly proud parents, family members, teachers, etc. shuffling through the door to see their children soon to perform. All recipes for the exposure of local artists and aspiring creatives of Harrisburg city.

As I finally get to my seat, for the grand finale or the 7 Experiences (ST(E)AM Camp/1 Collaborative Outcome, I wonder how can they possibly showcase all of the program’s components from a stage. I mean, the program had seven sessions: Direct Connect (film/production), Trade-OFF Program (trade meets film set), The Broadcast Clinic (ins and outs of live broadcasting), The Culinary Clinic (film meets food), The Production Clinic (music and film meets engineering), The Performance Clinic (speaks for itself), and The Ultimate Spin Basketball Camp (ST(E)AM meets basketball). However, history has taught us, if anyone can unify all of the arts from a mere stage, it’s Johntrae Williams.




The grand finale’s ingenious setting was a telethon encompassing local talent performing to raise money for the FACTS program. I mean, how creative is that? Throughout the evening, I had the sheer enjoyment of watching children of all ages tap into ways of learning that most of our schools have forgotten about, today. Every participant had a role. For example, our emcee for the evening was also the same young lady to interview D.L. Hugley during the clinics. A part of the showcase was also a huge monitor, streaming video footage of all the components of the 7 Experiences. Truly, it was a joy to watch local talent in the roles of producers, singers, dancers, violinists, film-makers, etc. The music video was exceedingly impressive, as I experienced a first, an actual music video produced, directed, filmed and performed by the FACTS participants.



This very day, September 15, 2023, a call to action presents itself; donors, stakeholders, and citizens of the great city of Harrisburg, here is an opportunity to buy-in. In October 2022, the highly-regarded producer/actor, Samuel L. Jackson will be returning to Broadway, and FACTS wishes to, as well. They are gearing up for their second installment of the Direct Connect and Production Clinic. The goal is to raise enough funds for its students to pack up their talents and reveal them on Broadway.

Johntrae knew this fact, art has a circuit in every aspect of the world, including the hearts of youth. By tapping into that circuit you open up a wealth of knowledge, culture, and success.

Learn more about the Direct Connect and Production Program at


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Thursday, August 25, 2022

Harrisburg Native Breathes Air Into His Hometown With STEAM Summer Camp Clinics

Harrisburg Native Breathes Air Into His Hometown With STEAM Summer Camp Clinics

I'm more focused on giving solutions and inspiration, more than anything

 ~ Nipsey Hussle

Written by Staff Writer

On July 25, 2022, Johntrae Williams, founder of F.A.C.T.S (Film, Arts, Culture & Tourism Specialist) birthed a new STEAM Camp that would give a group of students an experience of a lifetime. Students who participated in this STEAM Camp learned the many different facets that the film industry encompasses. Having community partners such as the Handles Foundation, LifeThruMusicCoexist Space; Direct Connect and Trade-Off clinics made it possible for students to receive a hands-on experience, by bringing "Hollywood to Harrisburg". Let's take a glimpse at the level of engagement that the students, staff, and community partners embodied this summer.

Real-Time Camera Work @ Direct Connect Clinic 


Scarface Farewell Tour Presented By Handles & Sampson Entertainment


Students Learn The Importance Of Meal Prep
@ Culinary Clinic


Craft Services with Life Thru Music


The Essence Of Hair & Makeup 
@ Cosmetology Clinic


From Eden Salon


Every Student Has A Voice 

@ Music Production Clinic


Music Man Multimedia with Life Thru Music



Focusing The Frame @ Direct Connect Clinic


D.L. Hughley Comedy Show Presented By Handles & Sampson Entertainment


Bon Appetit @ Culinary Clinic


Craft Services with Life Thru Music


It's All About The Eye @ Direct Connect


14th Annual Cultural Festival Featuring Dru Hill

F.A.C.T.S is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) that is dedicated to creating sustainable space for arts programming that serves chronically under-resourced communities.

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Monday, January 3, 2022

May your next move be your best move ~ Signed, Debatable Decisions Podcast

May your next move be your best move 

Signed, Debatable Decisions Podcast

Written By: Staff Writer


πŸ“· Connie Hobbs


Providing content that generates conversations, increases cultural understanding, and pushes the needle instead of pulling it has always been the catalyst behind Levels Ready Entertainment telling stories of individuals and collaborating with entities with the same nichè. This part of our journey is unforgettable because a concept hit our algorithm that will help create an oratory experience in 2022 that also checked all of our boxes on why we create content that you just read in the previous sentence.



πŸ“· Levels Ready Ent


There comes a time in a person's life when he or she makes a decision to finally bet on themselves, despite how unfamiliar that feeling feels or the anxiety that is sometimes attached to this action. For Corey Scales, owner of You&Eye Entertainment, that decision was made twice. The first time happened in 2017 when Corey chose to step back from everything and almost everyone to make sense of his past to manifest a "Prolifik" future for himself. For the next four years, Corey's main focus would be loving on his family and watching an industry innovate thanks to YouTube University. The second time happened in 2021, when Corey realized his voice is his vehicle, and every consequence in his life actually established profound wisdom that would help save many in the village and tribe. Instead of tearing down his community and those around him, Corey's consequences were restructured to become bold proclamations of experiences that would provide wisdom to uplift the village and tribe, this is important, especially when building spiritually.



πŸ“· Tyresha Vaughan - Blanding


Now, hopefully, you are already hip to the Debatable Decisions Podcast, but if not, it's all good. This is the concept created by Corey Scales that Levels Ready Ent. had to not only keep on our algorithm but yours as well. Debatable Decisions Podcast is a platform that enables show hosts Corey Scales, QueteePie, and A.C. the MaYoR the opportunity to laugh, love, and learn amongst one another. It also gives guests like Grammy-nominated multi-platinum music producer Agenee, business owner Avery Cloud Jr., and the Prince of Fashion himself, Mike B, and others the opportunity to share their life's experiences with an audience who loves culture and is empathic to language. We all know how to make decisions, but making a great decision is an art form, and we are glad Corey Scales decided to live in his purpose and allow Levels Ready Ent. the ability to educate through entertainment with the Debatable Decisions Podcast. And as a content-based family, we all hope you enjoy season one.

To watch the first episode of Debatable Decisions Podcast ft. Mike B. "The Prince of Fashion" click here  (and like the page lol).

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Defeating The Odds Ft. Toke x Thelonius


Defeating The Odds

(Ft. Toke x Thelonius)

Written By Anwar Curtis


πŸ“·  Connie Hobbs

On Friday, June 11, 2021, the Firehouse Restaurant in downtown Harrisburg was packed to capacity with some of Central Pennsylvania's illest emcees and hip-hop fans. Everyone in attendance was ready to witness a performance that many had not seen before. So, what led to this night full of excitement? A good ol' fashioned rap battle. 
Hidden Treasures' owner Kevin "Toke" Windemaker and everyone's favorite Harrisburg indie emcee Thelonius introduced the world to Capital Warfare -- a music series featuring rap battles and live performances. But what would entice both Thelonius and Toke to host a night full of aggressive wordplay and emotions?


πŸ“·  Brandyn Reynolds

Oftentimes, life is the epitome of a rap battle, and how one performs comes down to preparation, creativity, and crowd support. This philosophy is shared by both Toke and Thelonius. They are both individuals who quickly figured out how to defeat a rap (life) battle.



For Toke, he remembers being a child who loved to draw and loved watching wrestling. In fact, Toke would probably be a household name right now if it wasn't for his grandmother's lack of appreciation for his Ultimate Warrior imitations. It only took Toke one time to receive what felt like unfair wordplay --- a good pop from his grandmother for "playing like that" in her house for him to realize that dream was a total nightmare. Toke would later find a liking for LL Cool J's "I'm Bad" song and performed it quite often. One particular time Toke remembers performing it in front of his godparents. "My godfather said everything was great except the curse words," Toke expressed.


πŸ“·  Brandyn Reynolds

If it wasn't for Toke's godfather embracing him on that day, there would have been a really great chance Toke would have never invested his time in finding a real passion for music that almost landed him a record deal with Rawkus Records (but Rawkus Records fumbled its distribution deal). That experience was another punchline life would recite to him, but Toke prevailed and continued to pursue a life where hip-hop remained important. A few years later Toke would find a liking for artist management but due to a lack of timing, Toke almost found himself throwing that passion in the trash, but once again he bounced back and kept his love for music alive.


πŸ“· Brandyn Reynolds

So what about Th-Th-Th-Thelonius' life experiences grants him permission to appreciate the essence of battle rapping? Like many, Thelonius has considered walking away from music several times due to heavy bars life gives. One occasion where Thelonius almost walked away from his pursuit of happiness was the time somebody stole most of his music equipment. Ironically, this was a time in Thelonious' life where his music was really starting to take off. The release of his album, "Roses and Gangland," had been well-received by his peers, and he enjoyed every collaboration and live performance opportunity that came his way. But because of circumstance, Thelonius thought life was throwing a subliminal line at him, telling him that music wasn't the way. Thelonius would eventually respond to life with a few bars of his own and released "F.E.A.R.," his fifth body of work, which got him back in his bag.


πŸ“·  Brandyn Reynolds

There was another occasion when Thelonius considered walking away from the music game. This was inspired by the birth of his first child. "I didn't want to be that guy who excelled greatly in that world (music) but didn't take care of what's going on at home," Thelonius recalls. Well, little did he know that some two years later, his oldest daughter would see him perform for the first time. This almost ended up being his last show ever, but thank God it wasn't. That experience would open both her eyes and his. Her excitement seeing him perform encouraged him to get back in the mix of making music, which was something he really needed.


πŸ“· Brandyn Reynolds

Now fast forward to the year 2021. Both Toke and Thelonius have survived every bar life has projected. Toke has curated over 30 showcases, has introduced names such as Daisy Mayze, Yung Dev, Ki, T. Jetson, and Kierra Luv to so many indie fans, and has helped so many more "hidden treasures" become underground legends. Toke has also decided to invest his time back into artist management and development. Thelonius, on the other hand, has been working on several projects, has produced many fire beats, has been nominated for a Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame's Song of the Year for "MELANIN-19" featuring Daisy Maize, and has lived up to his daddy duties. But there was that one idea that life encouraged both Toke and Thelonius to attack together that has re-energized their passions for music with Capital Warfare. Again, hip-hop, like wrestling and life, can be one of those things where preparation, creativity, and crowd support helps to combat aggressive moments. And since both Thelonius and Toke understand the concept of walkinging through life no matter what, they both decided to curate Capital Warfare as a collective.


πŸ“· Connie Hobbs

The first showcase of Capital Warfare brought a night full of tension, clever bars, and style thanks to opening acts CHRISTILEZ, LOEGANG BADGETT, BARRY BYRD, and DJ PETAI; however, it was the anticipation of the rap battle between P-$SPARKS and VESEY that created a standing room only environment. And that vibe was needed, just like Thelonius and Toke's ability to defeat life's burdens one rhyming life bar at a time.

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Friday, February 19, 2021

2.19.21 I feel like I'm made to rap. I can't put it down ~ Signed Geniuz

I feel like I'm made to rap. I can't put it down. 

Signed Geniuz 

πŸ“· James Klippel


Written by Anwar Curtis


When we all ushered in the New Year on the eve of December 31,  2019, I doubt there was a single person who was ready to embrace its full offering. I mean, how could anyone prepare for something they’d never experienced? It didn’t matter what space a person occupied in 2020; parenting, establishing a business, wedding plans. Everything came to a halt. This, of course, was all thanks to  COVID-19, a.k.a The Rona, who undeniably showed up and showed out. Now, fast-forward to present day. The world is not completely back to normal just yet, but many adjustments and improvements have been made. Adjustments may be unfamiliar for many, but not for Geniuz who has been doing so for a lifetime because he refuses to GO FOR BROKE. 

Since the age of fourteen, Geniuz has been making music. During his high school days, many would have considered him to be a  “nerd”. However, “nerd” is a label that never fazed him. He just liked what he liked; Anime, Hey Arnold, and music with a vibe and a message. Over the years, this strong sense of individuality is what draws people to Geniuz the most. He has become one of those artists everyone loves to work with. This is certainly a  benefit of an early life lesson. One of the most important attributes a person can have is a solid understanding of self. Many creatives lose their balance in their pursuit of success and happiness. But for Geniuz, this is just another day in the life. All he’s ever wanted to do was create. The smiles he catches are just a very pleasant perk.  


πŸ“· James Klippel

If you don’t follow Geniuz on IG (@geniuz717), you should. You can tell from his updates there that he’s been making significant progress in his career despite whatever The Rona had planned for the industry and the world at large. From packing in the photoshoots to stacking up the studio time, Geniuz has been piecing together his life story in music form. All this grinding is what prepared him to drop Favorites, a song he is extremely proud of and rightfully so. Shortly after that release, he started making appearances at La Cultura’s Open Mic Nights. There, he not only thrived as an emcee but also took advantage of his connections with other fellow creatives. One night during the forever lively sessions, he encouraged his peers with a gem. “This is for you to  get your feet wet.” Geniuz received that same gem from me six years ago after performing for the very first time at an event curated by Levels Ready Entertainment. He took in every word then. Now, it shows. His growth in the last six years alone is nothing less than amazing.  

Doubling back, the first quarter of the year seemed promising. But then, there was a shift. That’s when we all realized that the contagion was here to stay. Y’all remember the “quarantine and chill” segment of 2020? While we were all kicking back, locked in our lover’s cribs, Geniuz remained laser-focused. He aspired to create his best body of work ever. He continued to write and record. It was also during this time, that he decided to revisit some of his unfinished material. This led him to rediscover some of the songs that were still near to him. He picked them back up and polished them off. With a little bit of patience, dedication, and remixing, the release of his latest EP entitled “Go For Brokehas arrived. A debut that means the world to Geniuz.  



Go For Broke is a true testament to Geniuz’s musical journey.  From the artwork, music production, and wordplay, he shows he has the ability to follow his sound to the places tailor-fit for him.  The makings of a truly solid project. Audible gold. 

Last year was historical. The year 2020 will go down in history as one of the most infamous years ever lived. Especially through the lens of the Black community in America. This was a year that brought continuous heartache to the nation with undying recklessness from the police. Recklessness that affected Black families, Black Culture, and Black survival. If you’re wondering how much of Go For Broke is centered around this content, we were too. 

πŸ“· Levels Ready Ent


“When I get a platform, what can I do with it?”


That is a question Geniuz often reflects on. “I don’t want to make a  song about the sh**. I’m mad about the sh**. Let’s do something  that actually helps.” Geniuz has no regrets about this stance. Many artists find solace in their music. Who could blame them? In a  world so loud, who wouldn’t seek out some silence. If you find yourself upset with this project’s “lack” of substance rooted in another disturbing time for Black America, don’t charge Geniuz, charge it to the Use of Force continuum.  

Evolution is something an intuitive mind yearns for. Geniuz fits the mold. Being one-track-minded isn’t something he takes for granted.  In fact, it can be seen as one of the many strong suits he relies upon the most. It helps him stay focused while the world chills or crumbles. But, he realized at an early age that his next work will continue to be his best work. So, stay tuned. Oh, and lock in on his new work Go For Broke and lets those streams up. 

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