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.

Monday, January 7, 2019

1-7-19 #InTheMixMonday ft. Dennise Hill {From Woe To Wow}

From Woe To Wow


Written By Ana White

There are moments in time where we define ourselves. In those moments, we take everything we have learned about love and life to recreate ourselves into our elevated being. Sometimes, we will make those changes willingly. Other times they are brought about in times of tragedy and loss, forcing us to test and trust ourselves. From Woe to Wow takes us on a specific trip through a young woman’s triumph past adversity, and showcases what elements of ourselves we must reevaluate in order to become whole after brokenness. Author Dennise Hill starts the story with a realistic truth for many: A recently unemployed mother who went from happiness and stability to a year’s worth of self evaluation, self love, and empowerment. The journey is a familiar one for many of us trying to find our way back to ourselves. It examines the beauty of starting over, the resilience of a determined spirit, and the power of love in pushing us towards the finish line.

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The book serves as both a testament but also lends us the opportunity to journal in our own reflective thoughts, with pre inserted areas of examination in a workbook style. If you’ve ever been in a situation where self-discovery was necessary, this book is a good read. It is also a good book to read within a new year, when 365 days feels like a new chance at love, life, and endless possibilities.

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Grab this book for a loved one currently in the midst of their journey, or to celebrate a person who has triumphed past adversity.



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Monday, December 17, 2018

12-17-18 #InTheMixMonday ft. Bryan "B Maj" Majors {Training for Triumph}

Training for Triumph



Written By Ana White  

The actions of a man before success determine not only how ready he will be to lead effectively, but also how well he sustains. In the book "Training for Triumph", writer Bryan Majors takes us through some key areas of training that he has utilized in the past in order to create his popular brand, Major Preparation. His namesake project comes from a small dream which, through hard work, perseverance, and overcoming adversity, has become a reality.




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Utilizing several examples from his personal and professional life, this candid book examines what it takes to set yourself apart from the masses, how to utilize a support system for elevation, and examining key areas in one's self-assessment in order to grow into a major powerhouse. The book contains sections for self-evaluation and journaling for further use of the book as not only a good read, but a hands-on workbook which readers can refer to throughout their own personal and professional journey.





What readers can expect from this book is an inspirational look at how family hardships, professional setbacks, and the ebb and flow of friendships are all worthwhile lessons in the game of life. Bryan is not only telling us how he achieved success by his own hands, but how imperative the support system around him was in creating that balance. He further examines how his own feelings of self worth were assesse, tested, and reconfigured throughout his life's journey.




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This is not an underdog story, but rather a story of a young man of courage and integrity. It teaches us how to plan for, execute, and maintain success. The hard work to get to the end goal is oftentimes overlooked, but this book helps us to remember that anything worth achieving takes hard work, and anything worth keeping takes the same intensity. In the 11 chapters, you will find yourself identifying with the Harrisburg born native, understanding his family legacy, and seeing how the tools he used can be a tool for anyone to implement in their own lives.






Ana White is a Levels Ready Entertainment Contributor. She is well experienced and creates resumes, writes and edits academic/ professional content, and conducts socioemotional development workshops through her company, Way with Words. White can be contacted at vision4words@gmail.com

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Friday, December 7, 2018

12-7-18 #FreshFriday Don't be another Jody out here Lil Brah (Cordell)

Don't be another Jody out here Lil Brah



Written By Anwar Curtis (@acthemayor) "What's old to some is new to many"

Growing up in the 90’s movies like House Party (90), Bebe’s Kids (92), White Man Can’t Jump (92), and Set It Off (96); were defined as classic’s not only to Black Culture but the entire Hollywood arena.  I was young when those movies came out and it seemed as though we were getting hit with so many meaningful storylines such as Malik Williams balancing his individuality as a Freshman/Varsity athlete all while fighting racism on Columbus University’s yard in Higher Learning (95).  Or Darius the Renaissance Man who was not only super clever with his words, but also had an eye for photography and sexy ass Nina in Love Jones (97). One last thought comes to my mind, which is what would that era be without Tupac Shakur starring in Juice (92), Poetic Justice (93) and Above The Rim (94).



Yeah the 90’s era for Black Culture was phenomenal but I have to say 2001 was something special and tailored specifically for my generation.  See that year Baby Boy hit the box office and it told a story that is still relevant in 2018, despite all the “social progress” we have made in American history in the 21st century.  In fact the storyline is so relevant Harrisburg’s own Cordell Harris decided to write a song on the topic.  Now I’m not going to go all conscious and give my spill on why black men need to step up and be better for their hoods and family, but I will say this, there are plenty of Jody’s running around, figuring out how to become a father and not just a baby dad without a father figure to guide them, all while trying to grow up, understanding the difference between loving their mother and loving the mother of their children (yes a son does have enough room in his life for both however son’s can’t allow mom dukes to enable them no matter how dope their relationship is with mom dukes lol), staying out of the prison system, and not trying to end a life due to gun violence because he got trashed by a bunch of neighborhood back block bullies.  I commend those types of Jody’s, however Cordell isn’t talking to the Jody’s at the end of the movie who not only has a key to Yvette’s crib but also pays rent at Yvette’s crib…naw Cordell is talking to Jody who ran majority of the movie who doesn’t have life figured out at all even though he thinks he does.



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Bars like…"cry for you mamma little Jody, you ain’t keeping it a hunnit little Jody...” Cordell cleverly begins to articulate a similar story that John Singleton orchestrated in BabyBoy.  See we live in an era where being a hometown/social media celeb gives you a pass, and we think knocking women down sexually just to sub-post, all while abandoning our responsibilities as son’s, friends, mates, and father’s, is the dope thing to do.  We still have an abundance amount of black men who forget that “excuses are for the incompetent, building monuments of full of nothingness” who’d rather watch their chicks bust their ass day in and day out just to make sure the household is handled, while they play the crib all sluggish, forcing the hand of their significant other and steal her own car back.    


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I appreciate Cordell for taking his responsibility as a man, father, and a very influential emcee especially in his hometown and holding himself along with his peers accountable.  Yeah music is supposed to be fun however it also should stimulate the mind.  A lot comes with being young, fly, and talented, and when a bunch of handshakes and hugs in real life matches all the likes and views on social media, one can be distracted and get caught up real quick.  There is no avoiding a bunch of Jody’s running around because there are a bunch of ill-advised children growing up without substance, however that can not continue to be the excuse.  
       
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Monday, November 26, 2018

11-26-18 #InTheMixMonday ft. Julia Mallory "Breathe

Breathe

Written By Ana White

In an age of fast paced, overly stimulating environments, the act of meditation can seem far fetched and oftentimes cumbersome. As individuals, we are taught to proceed life with little opportunities to rest and reenergize. Because of this, much of our social practices for relaxation exclude mindfulness or standing still. Effective strategies for interventions specifically for younger children, includes medication or psychiatric care. The book Breathe redefines our thought on meditation and the power of a vivid and active imagination.


Writer Julia Mallory takes us on a whirlwind adventure into the life of Josiah, a tired and bored child who is invited into a world of meditation, mindfulness, and peace seeking by his father. Crystal counting, touch, breathing patterns and active imagination are the basis of the routine that this young father provides to his son. The colorful illustration by Taqiyya Muhammad ushers in a wide range of illustrations which help the reader and listener to engage in this storyline.


Breathe is a powerful reminder of the power of not only parent engagement into a child’s imagination, but an active ownership of a young child’s ability to learn valuable lessons in how to nurture themselves through self care, stillness, and utilizing holistic care methods to bring about calmness within themselves.


For a parent that has a young child seeking alternatives to the more fast paced interventions, this is a good sit down and “reset” book. For the child that enjoys colorful pictures, abstract art, and powerful illustrations, this book is a must read. 


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Ana White is a Levels Ready Entertainment Contributor.  She is well experienced and creates resumes, writes and edits academic/ professional content, and conducts socioemotional development workshops through her company, Way with Words. White can be contacted at vision4words@gmail.com

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

11-20-18 No Hope...Then Risk It All (LAU)


No Hope...Then Risk It All


Written By Anwar Curtis (acthemayor)

When you look outside of your window, what type of fence do you see…one that signifies protection or captivity? When it comes to your neighbor, do they respect you enough for their yards to be fenceless, or are they super judgmental, constantly doing maintenance to their fence, side-eyeing you in total disgust? In some cases, a fence is a sign of hope assuring safety to the hood, however fences are fences in LAU’s perception and he pens it well with his new song entitled No Hope





There's no denying that a person can be exposed to a lot of inconsequential fences while pursuing glee…the village can only protect the village when obstacles such as lack of opportunity, crime, and communication clouds over the village. “It ain’t no hope…nah it ain’t no joke…needles on the ground from the dope…” is an unfortunate reality for many who find it hard to trust or believe anything that seems authentic because disappointment outweighs joy, creating a sense of emptiness, and that domino effects other critical circumstances. Circumstances such as “never trusting a soul because n**** ain’t bro, they just want to take a soul.” 





LAU has seen a lot growing up and expresses what he believes are fenced-in gaps throughout hood. “In the streets you got access to a whole lot of s***…younging’s chasing dirty money ain’t worried bout scholarship…ain’t rippin through textbooks they’d rather see dollars flip…getting trapped in the trap with the snakes and the rats…” it’s no surprise what is valued as a win and the reasons for being strapped. However, there is an abundance of real victories in the hood and there’s no denying that…LAU is a testament. See a fence is nothing more than an object signifying protection or captivity. And yes, it is up to the village to give hope to the village and protect the village from captivity. That’s the depiction LAU chose to create with this lead single No Hope from his upcoming album entitled Risk It All, OUT NOW!!! 



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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Halloween Havoc Memories Party

Create Halloween Havoc Memories 


Every year in October a city near you shuts down for a night full of havoc. This year the city to be is Harrisburg and S- Club is the venue. If you haven't experienced a Gamechanger Promotions or a Rauwshan Williams Halloween party, then get your customs ready, your snap-chat filters made, find a babysitter...and turn up while making some dope memories full of havoc...oh yeah and please drink responsibly!




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When: Saturday, October 27, 2018

Time: 10pm until 2am

Location: S-Club 2940 N. 7th Street-Harrisburg PA

Admission: $15.00 General Admission

$10.00 W/Custom before 12am

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Friday, October 5, 2018

10-5-18 #FreshFriday ft. @Geniuz717 @LoeVurses @Mr. Ellz


Written By Anwar Curtis (@acthemayor) "What's old to some is new to many"



For some odd reason the same message is still being projected to the youth, graduate high school, stay committed to your first true love, say no to drugs, and believe in something that will grant you prosperity.  I can’t say every goal is unrealistic, however I don’t think it is fair to raise the bar for teenager’s who barely know how to balance the distractions of social media or even a checkbook too high...(a checkbook what’s that right lol). What is realistic is that many just want to find happiness and do what they love.  


Geniuz is one of those emcee’s who strives for that exact happiness with his new record Forever.  Forever produced by Justin Kase content is a true testimony that despite graduating high school, making honesty money, and even being in a relationship, things don’t last forever…however staying true to self, keeping your head above water, and never giving up on your overall dream, anything is possible!


Forever






When you see a baddie what do you do…you pull up. If you’re checked out because somebody’s checked in, questioning your G what do you do…you pull up. You’ve been chasing the bag and it finally presents itself what do you do…you pull up. Loe Vurses does just that and refuses to turn down on Pull Up


This track is a certified mosh pit anthem with an aggressive yet settle guitar lick and percussion to match.  They say your day ones are either the most loyal or most lazy when it comes to support and WhiTheJuice who is featured on this track produced by PT Skillz reminds everyone that there is zero switching up, inner-drive is never a question, and to always shoot your shot when you pull up!

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The one thing that is super dope about being a songwriter and music producer are the many different angles a person can take when they create.  For some reason many people want to attach artist’s and producers to whatever genre of music they dominant in however like a library, producers and songwriters are not limited too just one lane. When you listen to Mr. Ellz a few things always seem to resonate that make his sound stand out…agony, affliction, and having the ability in being resilient.  Yes, Mr. Ellz can turn a trap beat into a party banger but its when he showcases his vocal ability, which in my opinion he never tries to hard and only sings to signify a certain emotion for a particular moment, that he stays true to his artistry.  


His latest canvas self-produced creation entitled Aint No More; Mr. Ellz gives his listeners everything he has to give.  The tracks content is significant in so many ways.  With bars like…I swear I give my all everyday/ I wish they had a little more faith…Mr. Ellz certainly understand what believing in self really looks like and refuses to let anyone dedicate his passion or direction!

Aint No More



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