Home to intriguing brands, Detroit is a city that many rising and successful entrepreneurs call home. Rodney Woodland happens to be one of the most promising businessmen that the past couple years has to offer. Despite the obstacles. Rodney has established Ballin Detroit, after many closed doors, a challenging journey, and a resilient entrepreneurial spirit.
Unique in a multitude of ways, Ballin Detroit is more than a clothing brand, which is evident through their familiar apparel. There is an ecosystem involving community service, financial literacy, and the growth has no limits. Founded in 2016, with headquarters at his personal apartment, Ballin Detroit started small, but with a big vision. Inspired by the late Nipsey Hussle, Rodney strives to do business directly to the consumer. By eliminating the middlemen, Ballin Detroit is able to provide a personal relationship, friendlier rates, and an overall better experience.
Although the target market includes everyone between the age of 18 to 60 years old, the first supporter was the CEO himself. There is no greater feeling than wearing your own brand company. Their signature apparel get great reactions from audiences, and the distinct styles and stylish logo make the look a must-have. Side note: collaborations are a huge request at the moment!
What’s new for Ballin Detroit? Sources say that the first capsule will release June-July, it is rumored. We can expect nothing but stellar quality, exactly what the CEO aims for and has been providing since 2016.
“I’m really excited about the future and really just how far I came,” says Rodney. “this all just really started from a thought and a lot of ambition.”
The city of Detroit has a music scene rich of talent and passion for music. Amongst them are a handful of influential people in the music business, and one of them is a name known to many: Floss alot. For over 20 years, he has impacted the music business in several forms, and has opened doors for the city’s talents to thrive. It all started when he entered the music game as an artist himself.
For those who may not know, Floss alot is a former artist and founder of Young Boys Intertainment in the mid 90’s. By the year 2000, Floss alot had released two albums and features from the likes of The GAME, Styles P and Jada Kiss along with Royce da 5’9”.
Aiming for an even greater impact, in 2009, Floss alot started the Rosay Boyz where 300 + artists grouped together to represent the brand. Overseeing the movement of that magnitude taught Floss how to work with and guide multiple people with different goals, work ethics, and personalities. This gave him the experience to do business at a high level.
It was 2015 when Floss alot decided to form what would be the foundation for the future Federation Music Group. FMG would go on to mentor, manage, and advise artist, and other music professionals both in and out of Detroit, Michigan. Securing deals with iconic brands such as Apple Music, Roc Nation/Def Jam, 300 Entertainment, Puma, Beats By Dre, as well as the NBA Detroit Pistons franchise. Floss alot is no stranger to corporate boardrooms and getting things done.
As of lately, Floss alot began forming greater opportunities for artists to be seen and heard, while simultaneously gaining insight from playmakers that artists need to know and network with. The Momma I Made It concert series has provided quality venues for artists to showcase abilities by performing live in front of fans, executives, and their peers, with a valuable prize package for winners. The Panel is a one-on-one performance in a conference room or studio, with special guest radio djs, label execs, and media professionals, all there to provide useful feedback, and build unity amongst the Detroit music industry.
Mazi Top is a familiar name in the city, and his 2644 ENT label is in the spotlight with him this year. This month, he released his single “Intro” produced by Vas. The cover art alone catches our attention. Known for his hard hitting bars, Mazi Top gave us only a glimpse of what he has coming this year.
This May, his anticipated EP Toptober will be introduced to audiences, and will include additional tracks to add to your favorite playlists. Out on all streaming platforms, you can find the artist and his diverse catalog.
“I’ve been doing music all my life,” says the rap artist. “Professionally, eight years.”
With many more years to come, since he just got started. Be sure to stream “Intro” below.
Stay tuned for his incoming summer projects with Streetz Luciano titled Str8 Thruz 2 and another EP titled 2644 Gorilla Gang Tha Foundation.
Disrupt Magazine is one of the most popular media outlets to shed light on emerging entrepreneurs. With great pride, the Jibawi brothers of a successful family business were able to tell their story. Bluemoon is a high end brand that has branched out into several avenues. Some of their most high-end clients, 6lack, Blueface, NLE Choppa, Lil Moset, CJ, and many others, are familiar with the five star Bluemoon brand the Jibawi brothers have built.
Bluemoon is multi-faceted and has branched out to multiple avenues: a luxe hookah lounge, kitchen apparel, successful five star jeweler, and more. It is a brand proving the family’s entrepreneurial skills, ideas, and combined efforts. The men behind the success are Anas, Omar, Wisam, Mohammed, and Malik Jibawi—all determined to leave a legacy. According to other sources, Omar was able to give the public insight on the Bluemoon mission and accolades. Get ready Los Angeles, because Bluemoon will become a household name.
Omar, one of the six brothers, gave public statements highlighting a glimpse of the rise of Bluemoon.
Let’s start from the beginning. What was the inspiration behind Bluemoon?
“The hookah lounge was created based on our heritage. Smoking hookah was and is a tradition in our culture, and we wanted to open our own and bring out our friends.
The jewelry business came from pawn shops. When I was 19, I ran 13 pawn shops around the Los Angeles area. Most of my brothers ran a pawn shop by themselves and the other shops were being run by various friends and other family members. When the shops started to slow down, I used the money I had to open a jewelry company where we can custom make every piece. At first it was hard, but now 100% of the parts that make up our jewelry pieces are made in house.
Anwar’s Kitchen was opened on the heels of his successful YouTube Career. Anwar first started with Vine and eventually rose to have millions of followers. Once the Vine era ended, he transitioned to YouTube and Instagram. Fast forward to today and he has more than 30 million followers across all platforms.”
That’s incredible. Highlight the main goal of Bluemoon, we’d love to know.
“The goals of all our businesses is to expand and for them to become household names. Not just in Los Angeles, but the world.”
A support system is key to entrepreneurs. Is there anyone you’d like to credit?
“Our mother. She raised us all by herself in Los Angeles. We’ve all been in trouble more times than we can count and she kept us on our toes. We don’t know how we could ever repay her.”
What’s next for Bluemoon?
Their empire is just getting started, and it is their blend of culture, ideas, and dedication that has given power to the Bluemoon name.
Why do people choose to do bad things? Is there really an evil entity constantly trying to get us to do wrong? And if so, what is the entity that is trying to convince us to do what’s right? So many great questions, and we are ready to talk about them. Like a rose that has sprung up from the concrete, rap artist DIMI D has overcome many odds in his own life and has fought his way through the trials and temptations that have tried to take him out. Sometimes things happen in our lives that are out of our control, and the only thing we can do is try our best to move past them. Sadly, in many cases, the hardships that people face in this life have a hardening effect on the way they view the world and those living in it. We often times spiral in a downward direction due to the hardships in our life because hardships often leave a negative impact on the way we think and the way we feel. DIMI D has encountered many experiences throughout his life that could have killed him in the blink of an eye. He understands the mindset of living life on a path to self destruction. The pain in DIMI D’s life caused him to become a rebel who wanted nothing more to live life on his own terms without any rules or regulations from those in a position of higher authority. Sadly, being a rebel has a way of disconnecting us from both God and the people God has sent to be helpful to us in our lives.
DIMI D is a name we have seen in headlines a lot in the past year. His gift in music and passion for God continues to make room for him in the music world. And just like DIMI D, we all have questions pertaining to our existence. What is life? Why I am I here? Is there life after death? Why do bad things happen to good people? Does God really exist? These are some of the most prominent questions being talked about in our world today, and if we’re not careful, we might find ourselves listening to the wrong people telling us the wrong answers. The truth is, people all over the world are in great distress and they are looking for answers that can help ease their troubled minds.
The Project “Rebel Turned Angel” is based on the true story of how DIMI D went from being a very lost and troubled youth to becoming a much more productive individual whose mind and heart began to heal as he shifted his focus to follow God instead of the ways of this world. The record is filled with relatable stories and life lessons that are geared towards helping others understand that they are not alone. DIMI D wanted to unveil his personal hardships in lyrical format so that someone might be able to hear his story and find hope for their own life situations.
“Rebel Turned Angel” has a Boom Bap east coast style that is smothered with a West Coast vibe. As you listen to the project through your headphones, you will quickly see that everything DIMI D had to go through was a stepping stone to increase his faith and to draw him closer to the God who called him out of darkness into His marvelous Light. DIMI D credits every good thing in his life to the God who bled and died for his sins and for ours. Just like everyone else, the rapper had choices he had to make along his journey. It was up to him to decide whether or not he was going to allow the bad things that happened dictate the direction he was going to travel throughout the rest of his life. Unfortunately, DIMI D chose the wrong path for many years and ended up paying a hard price for his decisions. However, when he finally came to himself and realized that he needed to give his life and all the issues in it over to God, he was finally able to begin picking up the pieces and allowing God to heal the pain he endured as a young boy growing up on the streets of California.
What is life? “Life is a God given gift that each of us have been blessed to experience.” Why are we here? “We are here to learn the truth, and by learning that truth we can be set free and forgiven of our wrong doings. Then, we can allow God to use our lives so that He can reach others with the same truth that has the power to save them as forgive their wrong doings as well.” Is there life after death? “Yes! Absolutely. There is life after death, and God refers to it as eternity, a life that is without end. However, the issue is that there are only two destinations we can go to after we die. We can either put our faith and trust in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ which gives us the right to be forgiven of all of our sins, or we can choose to forfeit our opportunity to be saved and spend eternity in the Lake of Fire with the Devil and his angels. It is completely up to us and we have the power to make our and utterly our choice to choose which end we want to inherit.” Why do bad things happen to good people? “Simple. We live in a broken world that is full of sin and people that are disobedient to God’s will. Since sin is a destructive demonic nature, there isn’t really a way to find eternal hope, peace, or protection outside of the covering of God Almighty.” Why do people choose to do bad things? “Well, the reason people choose to do bad things is because sin lives in the members of their body. This causes people to lean towards disobedience to God, which ultimately causes consequences that can cause us to experience extreme hardships and various types of physical and emotional pain. This is why God wants us to trust and obey Him, so that we can avoid many hardships and learn to thrive in both this life and throughout eternity.” Is there really an evil entity that is constantly trying to get us to do wrong? “Yes, the Bible calls that entity Satan. God says that Satan roams around like a roaring Lion seeking whom he may devour. Satan cannot devour us unless we choose to let him. The problem is people are constantly making decisions, that by default, give Satan legal grounds to harass them and wreak havoc in their lives.” What is the entity that is trying to convince us to do what’s right? “God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit of the living God. The Holy Trinity. These 3 persons who exist as the Godhead that make up the fulness of who God actually is. When we feel the nudge or we feel the thoughts to do what is right, that’s God’s voice speaking to us. The more we choose to trust and obey God’s word, the more His favor and grace will shine in and through our lives for the whole world to see. This heavenly light inside of us will produce good deeds that are done on the outside through out behaviors and choices, which then cause people to see those good deeds and give thanks to the one true God for His goodness and mercy. Amen!”
According to an exclusive recent release on the prestige Disrupt Magazine, Edgar Chavira, public figure and entrepreneur, states that his current prime goal is to make a name for himself. It’s time we introduce the west-coast success story to the east-coast. (We could learn a thing or two.)
Online sources confirm Chavira’s affiliations with Top Tier, Trap University, Ocean Grown Collective, and past work with stars like Fat Boy SSE, Trip Star, Swizzimatic, Raw Young’n, and others. We can also be confident in his abilities in the cannabis industry, as he has found great success at the age of 23 years old with his Ocean Grown Collective start-up.
Social media points to a strong business affiliation with Joshua “Mr. CA Plug” Tenove.
Medium, elite magazine, quotes Edgar Chavira on what drives his motivation.
Medium asked, “Entrepreneurship is difficult to navigate, so what keeps you motivated?” Chavira proudly states, “It’s the thrive off of helping others reach their goal.”
Be on the look out for more news on mister Top Tier, Edgar Chavira.
Joshua Tenove, a.k.a. Mr. CA Plug, is a California-based entrepreneur, who has a diverse portfolio when it comes to business.
With a success story of his own, his passion to educate and influence communities on the same industries that are newly booming after being legal. Once landing Tenove in legal obstacles, the cannabis industry has now become an expertise of his. In 2016, the state of California legalized marijuana, unknowingly planting the seed of a blooming industry.
Like any skilled business-savvy individual, Tenove used that window of time to launch his own company, Highly Legal, which soared to top rated cannabis company in his county, according to Weedmaps, a delivery app. With 5,000 five star ratings, it’s safe to say that Highly Legal set the bar high for competing brands. In 2020, the entrepreneur landed the cannabis brand that earned him the nickname he carries to date: Mr. CA Plug. His partnership with the well-known Trap University boosted his portfolio even greater.
“I received a hightimes cannabis cup medal for my product and opened 2 dispensary’s during my time in Oklahoma.“
“My goal now is to help people establish careers and companies within the industry legally, so that they can spare themselves all the trials and tribulations I had to endure coming from the streets.” – Mr. CA Plug
Motivational Milestones and Impact on U.S. Veterans
Intertwining his passion for impacting communities with his leadership abilities, Tenove partnered with the non-profit Operation 2nd Choice, and the purpose is moving. “Many veterans suffer from the long term use of synthetic psychoactive drugs like antidepressants,” shares Tenove. “This creates an even greater problem for many of these guys, and I offered an all natural alternative with cannabis.” The non-profit organization offers disabled combat veterans low income housing and employment opportunities, and with the help of Tenove, greater opportunities arose.
“I was able to provide many disabled veterans with employment opportunities within the legal cannabis industry, as well as offered them a 2nd choice when it came to medical treatment for their ailments.”
Ten years after battling an inditement he beat in 2012, the fearless leader has achieved and accomplished the unthinkable. While Tenove’s stories may be your motivation this Monday, the father has one source of motivation: his children.
The Detroit Entrepreneur selected Amer Bally as a recipient of the 30 Under 30 in 2020, knowing fully what the dedicated individual was capable of. Today, he hosted the grand opening of The Bally Team powered by UMortgage in Troy, MI.
We had the pleasure of attending the event, and it was full of supporters. We were happily a part of the crowd.
Side by side with the Mayor of Troy, Ethan Baker, they cut the ribbon with the iconic giant grand opening scissors, officially announcing the new office.
“My team is the best team in America,” Bally announced.
Always giving back to the community, Bally generously donated $25 per attendee to Gleaner’s Food Bank.
Currently the #1 mortgage broker / loan officer in the State of Michigan, his drive and integrity is leading him towards #1 in the country.
It is very common for people who live in the same residence year after year to begin imagining their home looking a different way. Some might envision their bathroom being a different color, or a different layout, or even a brand new look altogether. Others might daydream about having a bigger kitchen. I mean, who couldn’t use a little more counter space and a few more cabinets? Or perhaps one might consider replacing their wooden floors with some pearl white granite or dark blue tiles? The truth is, seeing the same thing over and over year after year can eventually become dull and boring. So, in order to liven things up and keep the excitement flowing we often try new things to help stimulate our minds and satisfy our need to see change.
Although, most of us might enjoy seeing a change in the scenery around our home, it’s also very important to understand the pros and cons of building your dream home. We can’t tell you how many people have made the mistake of guessing the cost of their home makeover instead of actually speaking with professionals to assess a realistic budget for the renovations they want to implement into their home. Trent Teat, the CEO of Ballroom Baths & Home Design(BRB) wanted to give our readers some valuable insight on things to consider before initiating the process to remodeling your home.
WHAT ARE 3 COMMON MISTAKES HOMEOWNERS USUALLY MAKE WHEN REMODELING THIER HOME?
Trent’s Answer: Setting an unrealistic budget. Not complementing the original architectural style. Checking contractor reviews
What would you consider the most important aspect of remodeling?
Trent’s Answer: Plan ahead. Increase efficiency, not just the size. Make sure the contractor you choose is fully insured.
What are 5 tips you can offer homeowners who are considering RENOVATIONS?
Trent’s Answer: Keep resale in mind. Be very specific about the details. Prepare to communicate effectively. Adaptability to a short term inconvenience. Pamper yourself.
What are 3 tips you can give homeowners to save money during the remodeling process?
Trent’s Answer: (Design first) Create your layout – make selections. Generate a realistic budget.
Why choose Ballroom Baths & Home Design?
Trent’s Answer: At Ballroom Baths & Home Design, we believe that open and continued communication throughout the entire remodeling process is not only your right, but our promise to you. As such, personal attention to customer service is a priority.
Having over 20 plus years of experience, we believe that the key to building lifelong relationships with our customers is through maintaining an approach focused on respect for both you and your home. We consider it a privilege to be invited into your home, and from the design process all the way through the final clean-up, we never forget that it is your home.
TROY, Mich., Jan. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — UMortgage, a fast-growing national mortgage company, continues its nationwide expansion – today, announcing that Troy, Michigan-based mortgage brokerage The Bally Team has joined its corporate portfolio.
The Bally Team, founded in 2018, has become one of the mortgage industry’s biggest success stories – already the second-largest mortgage brokerage in Michigan, helping more than 2,000 families achieve the dream of homeownership. The company is spearheaded by 27-year-old Amer Bally, the top-ranked loan officer in Michigan and No. 83 overall loan officer in the country. In 2020, Bally was recognized as a “30 Under 30” winner by The Detroit Entrepreneur.
In addition to supporting homeownership and financial literacy throughout Michigan, The Bally Team has supported more than 15,000 Michigan families through charitable donations, as part of its “Bally Giveback” initiative with Detroit-based Gleaners Food Bank.
“Joining UMortgage is an exciting and humbling experience, and speaks to the importance of prioritizing your business around doing right by people,” said Amer Bally, Branch Manager of The Bally Team. “At The Bally Team, we’re passionate about going the extra mile to promote financial literacy and educate people on the affordable homeownership opportunities that exist. Knowing the UMortgage team operates on those same principles, this partnership will create even stronger, long-lasting benefits to Michigan residents.”
Philadelphia-based UMortgage, operated by mortgage industry veteran Anthony Casa, has a mission of providing financial literacy to more consumers throughout the country, with an emphasis on underserved communities.
“Amer is one of the hungriest loan officers in the mortgage industry and his passion, both for his team and his clients, have made him a leader in the broker channel,” said Anthony Casa, President of UMortgage. “His relentless drive for continued improvement and commitment to empowering people through financial literacy aligns perfectly with our goals at UMortgage.”
The Bally Team will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark its official grand opening on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 5pm EST. The event will take place at 1050 Wilshire Dr., Suite 300, Troy, MI 48084.
UMortgage is a purpose-driven mortgage company committed to serving their Loan Originators and community at large. Each Loan Originator offers consumers the personalized touch of working with a Broker in their backyard while maintaining the support and resources of a nationally licensed company. Licensed nationwide, they are trailblazing a path in the mortgage industry that is streamlined, modernized, and values-driven. For more information, visit umortgage.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Founder and CEO, Denisa Debocci, is an advocate for female entrepreneurs. Taking the courageous leap of faith into business ownership, she began to build foundations for both her own endeavors and others’.
We asked about her thoughts on modern day business, and why female entrepreneurs are on the rise.
Decades ago, you would seldom see women in positions that we see now. Along with the advancement of societal beliefs, it’s safe to say that women have evolved. We’re becoming greater and greater with each generation. That was the goal from the very start.
Denisa on her thought about the changes.
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Have you ever been faced with adversity, and decided to continue going against the grain? In the world we live in today, we are constantly faced with lies, deception, threats, and manipulation by people who want us to bow down to a godless system.
This is why most people can appreciate artists like DIMI D, who chooses to use his gifts in music to combat evil agenda’s carried out by evil men and women who follow the father of lies. Located on the west coast in the heart of California DIMI Dis always trying to come up with ways to speak truth in a world that is full of darkness and lies. In the early days of his youth, this young Californian seemed to always have a desire to make music. No matter where he went, no matter what he was doing, somehow lyrics and melodies would always find a way to go with him. Middle school was pivotal time for DIMI D, because this is when he discovered his passion for free styling, which ultimately inspired this young man to become a rap artist.
Most people would agree that dreams and goals are a great thing to have. But, with every dream comes a long list of trials and adversity we have to face. Although the rap artist DIMI D had a sincere passion for doing music, he really had a hard time dealing with the idea of people treating him like an outcast for doing music that glorified God. Sometimes, people mistake Christians for being weak simply because they strive to lead a good life of love and humility. However, God Himself says that those who follow Jesus Christ are MORE THAN CONQUERORS. He also says that the prayers of those who follow Him are POWERFUL. That doesn’t sound like a weak person to me. That sounds like a person I would want to be like!
So what is this new song people are talking about? And what is the story behind it? We asked DIMI D to give us the scoop. He told us that “FURNACE” was co-written between him and his homies Big Jumps and Trrewillz. He continued to tell us that “FURNACE” was inspired by the book of Daniel, primarily the story of Shadrach Meshach and Abednego. Three powerful men who still inspire faith in the lives of people around the world even thousands of years after their death. The goal of this 3-part collaboration is to reach audiences around the world and help wake them up to the lies and deception being told by the demonic powers that be.
In the world we live in today, our society is constantly being told lies by news channels and government officials who have self motivated godless agendas. However, just as Shadrach Meshach and Abednego were thrown into the furnace for not bowing down and obeying false god’s, we too must stand firm in the face of our adversities and trust the Lord to the very end. Ultimately, Shadrach Meshach and Abednego suffered no harm because they remained loyal to the God they loved. It’s no different now then it was then, we MUST have faith and trust in the Lord. God does not want us to live in fear. Even if our loyalty to Christ was to cost us our life, those who die in Christ have the eternal hope of salvation in the Kingdom of Heaven! In Christ, death has no power whatsoever. Therefore, we can rest peacefully in the hope that we truly will have life after death! Hallelujah!!
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave his One and only Son, that whosoever believes in Him, shall NOT PERISH but have EVERLASTING LIFE.
It’s always good news when someone is trying to make a positive difference in the world. Canaan Khourie is definitely one of those people. This aspiring pastor, model, and entrepreneur was born and raised in the heartland of Florida. As a young adolescent, Canaan grew up in the church and always had a firm desire to be involved in ministry. The teaching of God’s word sparked a dream in this young man, and that dream was to be a leader for the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Even as a young boy, Canaan believed in his heart that God had called him to be a Pastor. Therefore, his heart is set on leading souls into The Kingdom of Heaven.
Canaan has always been known as an individual possessing a good heart towards people. He has a history of continually trying to put others before himself. I think we all can agree that this type of behavior is hard thing to do sometimes, but it is definitely something we all need to do and keep on doing. God is the foundation and ultimate definition of pure love. Sadly, it is the one thing that this world is missing more than anything else. Canaan loves the Lord, and he has no shame in letting people see it. He loves to goof around, enjoy life, and make memories with the people he loves. He also enjoys hitting the gym in order to make a better temple (his body) for God, because the Bible talks about our bodies being the temple of God and that He (the Spirit of God) dwells within us. Canaan seeks to base his everyday life on the teachings of the Bible. He does his very best to walk with The Lord and to keep His commandments. His greatest joy next to serving the Lord, is spending quality time with his family. Family is extremely important to Canaan!
Although, it would be such a blessing if we could live our lives completely stress free, the truth is we often times find ourselves struggling in the midst of life’s hardest difficulties. Canaan is well acquainted with some of these same struggles. Sometimes, people think that Christians have it all together, or that they need to have it all together. But the truth is, Christians have it rough. They live in a world where most people live their lives contrary to the truth of God’s word, which means they are often seen as “abnormal” or “strange” people. But are they really the ones who are abnormal and strange? Many might say yes. But God definitely says otherwise. The road that leads to Hell and destruction is wide and broad, and the Bible says that MANY enter through it. The Bible also tells us that the road that leads to eternal life is very narrow, and that there are few people who are finding it. It’s not easy living in a world that is contrary to what you believe. There have been times when Canaan wanted to give up and throw in the towel. His struggles about girls, and certain addictions he has struggled with really made him wonder if he was good enough to be used by God. I think most people have found themselves in that headspace at one time or another. However, most believers people would agree that God has been extremely faithful to them through their doubts, their fears, and through every storms. Hallelujah!
Canaan spent a lot of time growing up in a private Christian school. This was primarily because his mother did not want him to be subjected to the godless we often find running rapid in our public school system. Therefore, do to this type of upbringing, Canaan ended up being sheltered away from the world for most of his life. It wasn’t until about two years ago that he finally got to see what the real world was like. This was around the same time that he graduated high school. Sadly, when he discovered the truth about the world we live in he was very heartbroken by what he saw. After graduating high school, Canaan went on to college. He graduated with his Associate’s Degree on April 23, 2021 based on religious education. However, Canaan does not consider walking with God to be a form of religion. He believes walking with God means you strive to have a real relationship with your Maker. And we could’t agree more! Canaan is currently employed as a school teacher, who’s academic focus is 8th and 9th grade World & American History. Shout out to all the teachers holding it down for Christ in the public school system!
It’s always nice to have good music you can vibe with. But it’s even better when you find great music you can vibe with! Wouldn’t you agree?
Introducing “DIMI D”, an upcoming CHH Artist based in the heart of Fontana, CA. Ever since DIMI Dwas a young boy, his heart was always filled with a love for music. Everywhere he went, he would always sing the lyrics to his favorite songs. Once the young rapper reached the age of middle school, he developed a passion for free styling. This was the chapter in his life when he realized music was the path he wanted to pursue.
Although DIMI D had a passion for music, he struggled with the thought of people looking down on him for being a Christian Rapper. He didn’t want people to think that his music was weak just because it reflected his faith in the God. Unfortunately, most Christian content over the years has caught a bad wrap. This is primarily do to the fact that Christians haven’t really had a strong budget to work with. However, a lot has changed over the years, and now Christians are investing thousands and even millions into entertainment projects. “PSYCHO” is simply one of those songs that proves you can still go hard as a Christian without using any profanity or forms of vulgar language.
We decided to reach out to DIMI D and asked him why he chose to do music? This was his response: “I do music for the people who feel like they don’t belong. I also do it for the people who love West Coast music and R&B. I want my music to relate to people who might have a similar story as me. If my music can relate to someone else’s life, than i’ve reached my goal. If it doesn’t, then I guess my songs will simply be normal tracks like everyone else.”
DIMI D was introduced to God when he was just a little boy. The concept of God and the truth of the Bible always seemed to just make sense to him. However, there were many times along the way when his adversary the Devil tried to attack him in hopes of destroying his life. But praise to be God the Devils plans never succeeded! DIMI D wants the world to know that he is grateful to God for saving his life and blessing him with a family that truly cares about his walk with the Lord. Music and Jesus mean so much to him. As a matter of fact, the rising rap artist emphatically credits his musical abilities to the Lord Jesus Christ. “Without God, I would not be able to make music that has a positive impact on people’s lives.”
So, what it the song “PSYCHO” actually about? The rapper told us that: “My song “PSYCHO” speaks to the idea that once I step into the booth and approach the mic, I spit the craziest lyrics and hottest bars I can come up with. So in that sense, you can kind of say that my music is somewhat Psychotic in that way. I really enjoyed producing the music to this song. It kinda has a scary vibe to it, but the other elements I mixed in really makes the track go hard.”
Make sure you guys check out “PSYCHO” and be sure to follow DIMI D on his Social Media below!
Most people who vibe with the CHH music genre know that it is very uncommon for Christian Rap Artists to land movie placements. And the artists who have landed movie placements, are most always signed to record deals with semi to well-known recording labels. But, every now and then the world gets to witness a few rare individuals who rise up from the ashes, miraculously beat the odds, and blaze a trail of eye capturing victory right in front of the people who hoped they wouldn’t succeed. Well, today we are beyond excited to talk about two extraordinary individuals that fall directly into that category.
Many of you may already know this particular powerhouse. It is no secret that his career has been a pretty inspiring phenomenon within the CHH industry for nearly a decade. Shockingly, even major secular music execs have complimented his work and praised his astounding achievements. Dominic Bonsignore, more commonly known as the rap artist “Harmini”, is a professional independent rap artist, songwriter, actor, model, and film producer. His humility, hard work, dedication, and faith have not only caused him to acquire top tier skills as an international recording artist, but have also made him an extremely high profile contact within the music business. Out of all the numbers in your phone that get deleted, if you are fortunate enough to have Harmini’s, guard it with your life!
As fate would have it, living on the other side of the United States of America another dynamic gem piece in the music industry was discovered. His talent was often overlooked and discredited by the people around him, especially to the well known artists within the CHH music genre. That is, until he met Harmini. We would like to introduce to you a rising voice in the CHH music community who goes by the name“P.O.G. The MC For Christ”. At the time Harmini connected with this humble, gifted, God loving Buffalo, NY rapper, P.O.G. was weary and struggling to keep hope alive. Which is understandable when your constantly overlooked by the same people who yell “Lets unify! We support you! Lets unify! We support you!” at their shows, but then completely neglect you as soon as they walk off stage. Sadly, most of the prominent names you know in CHH are just that – a two-faced show. But Harmini took the time to both encourage and call out the gifts inside of “P.O.G. The MC For Christ”. And when the opportunity came up for Harmini to write another movie track, he teamed up with the Buffalo artist and they co-wrote an amazing single titled“BAD FOLKS“.
So, what is the synopsis of this feature film titled “BAD FOLKS”? And how does the song “BAD FOLKS” tie into the movie? Well, the film is a murder mystery by MGI films and the story takes place inside of a city bar room. There are a total of eight people in this bar. All of which are considered to be “Bad Folk”. One of the individuals at the bar managed to commit a murder without being seen. Now, none of them are able to leave until the real killer is uncovered and the murder mystery is solved. Everyone inside the bar is a suspect, and none of them want to fess up to the killing. The song “BAD FOLKS” ties in very well, and quite honestly in our opinion, is really genius. The song has an intriguing intro that sets up the mood for the record.Harmini starts off the song by saying: “8 Bad Folk. 1 bar. 1 murder. Everyone’s a suspect”. Then the chorus drops addressing the topic of prayer, as a form of direction and encouragement to the innocent who are being interrogated as suspects. The song is also clearly addressing all people everywhere all around the world who have fallen on hard times.
Chorus lyrics: “PRAY! When you feel alone and nobody understands what you’re going through PRAY! When the walls close in and you got nowhere to go, boy you know you better PRAY! When the world starts trippin and nobody seems to listen that’s when you gotta PRAY! You gotta PRAY! You gotta PRAY!”. This was actually a very clever approach, especially since the song doesn’t feel “preachy” at all, even though in a lot of ways – it’s PREACHING! The song highlights the life of godless people in society, classifying them within the category of being “Bad Folk”. These are the people in society who choose to live in a way that both violates (and breaks) the law, puts the lives of innocent people in harms way, and causes drama and discord within our communities. The entire song, although wrapped in the story of a murder mystery, is clearly teaching people to “seek God” and “Pray” when life gets hard. And it also highlights the fact that living life as a rebel isn’t the way to go, even though the culture continues to teach society that it is. So yeah, like we said, pure Genius! Harmini and P.O.G The MC for Christ definitely “murdered” that track!
The song was well received by the public, and has went on to encourage tens of thousands of people who absolutely love the dynamics of the newly released single and the positive message that it delivers. The ONLY negative reviewwe could find searching the web, came from one group of individuals on the Guerilla Cross “SPEAK LIFE” Radio Show. Which is ironic, because their very name suggests that they would be first in line to “Speak Life” over the record. Go figure. Nevertheless, their opinion crashed and burned as the “BAD FOLKS” movie track was praised by the masses and went on to produce over 80,000 streams in the first nine months of it’s release. WOW!!
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Michigan’s own Tez the Don dropped another quality project this week titled “The Great Depression”. However, he gives an entirely new meaning to these three words known for the collapse of American economy. After all, it’s the unmatched creative Tez we’re talking. The seven titles of each song give us a preview of what he’s presented.
If you haven’t had the chance to hear it yet, stream the album on all your favorite streaming platforms. If you happen to live in the greater Detroit area, pay attention to the billboards. There you will see the icon in the making: Tez the Don. The billboard milestone is a grand one for the artist.
Seven singles totaling 20 minutes and 20 seconds feed the soul. The Detroit Entrepreneur Media describes it as “time well spent.” Tez the Don is born and based in Michigan, yet strives to reach audiences worldwide. With the drive and mastermind he possesses, that time is almost here. He does his “The Don” name justice indeed.
Introducing Moesha Buckholtz, who is better known by her fans as “MO_OX5″. Moesha is an upcoming inspirational female Christian rap artist currently residing in Deerfield Beach, Florida. The upcoming star is by no means ashamed to tell people about her faith, or about her music. The truth of the matter is, Jesus saved her life! And now she wants the whole world to know about it, so that others experience the same glorious transformation she did. Moesha enjoys a lot of things, but there is nothing she loves more than writing music and spreading the good news about her Lord and Savior – Jesus Christ.
MoeshaBuckholtz“MO_OX5″came into this world on June 14, 1998. But, little did she know that a deathly sickness was going to consume her body, causing her to nearly die before she ever had the chance to live. The sickness she encountered was caused by the improper care of her birth mother. However, when God has a plan for your life, not even death itself can hold its grip on you! Moesha not only recovered from her deathly illness, she bounced back stronger than anyone ever expected. And she continues to give God all the glory for saving her!
As the years began to pass by, MO_OX5 began to recognize that God had something special in store for her future. It was no coincidence that her life was preserved as an infant. God had a purpose for saving her. Moesha became filled with the Holy Spirit, and when that happened she began to walk out God’s plan for her life. During the course of her journey, she developed a strong passion for music, not knowing that it was actually going to be a life raft that would save her through some of the darkest times of her life. But where on earth did this musical passion come from? Well, the truth is it derived from her other family members. Growing up, Moesha witnessed her mom constantly singing around their home. And her other siblings also had various musical gifts and abilities. Such as playing the keyboard and jamming on the drums. Through this melodically permeated atmosphere, Moesha developed a sincere love for music. Over the years, she also learned how to play the drums. And now she plays them every week at New beginnings Worship Center. Which is the same church she’s been going to since she was a toddler.
One of the newest songs written by the singer/songwriter “MO_OX5” is titled “TESTIMONY”. The title of the song seemed to be a statement regarding her faith. But, we wanted to be sure before we started writing a story about it. So, we reachedout to Moesha hoping to obtain some personal perspective regarding her new single. Once we were able to contact her, we quickly gained some insight as to what the song was about. She told us that: “The song“TESTIMONY” is the story surrounding the events of my early life as a new born baby. The lyrics speak to the reality that I could have died before I even had the chance to really live. I also credit my survival to the God I love and serve, because I know that if it hadn’t been for Him, I would not be here right now. God always knows what is best for us, therefore it is vital that we choose to trust Him and obey Him. The more that we set apart our lives apart for the Lord, the easier it is to hear Him speak to us. Which then allows us to walk in His purpose, and to understand what we are supposed to do next in our personal journey of faith”.
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With recreational cannabis now being legal in Michigan, it is safe to say that the industry is booming. Launched this week, GANS is set to rank as the top quality new cannabis brand to be available. The street crafted cannabis has cultivated and presented 13 strains to its market. Also making headlines, Snap Dogg, popular Detroit rapper, partnered with GANS. Raising brand awareness to Detroit 1701 and this Detroit Cannabis Revolution, the collaboration is a perfect recipe to bloom to the top. Quality happens to be a priority, and they are successfully providing just that.
Snap Dogg is a known name in the community and nationwide, with an upcoming album on the way. By representing GANS, it is only a matter of time before the hip hop and rap community get hip to the next best cannabis brand to the streets. After all, they do represent themselves as street crafted cannabis.
“GANS is the new kid on the block,” GANS shares on social media, “and we plan on taking over.”
How they will they do so? Well, we believe that cannabis lovers will become “best buds” after trying one of their 13 quality strains. From Purple Pancakes to Killer Bee, all strains have been grown and cultivated in GANS’ licensed Michigan based facility. “Michigan’s own – Detroit grown,” as they say state.
Endorsed by The Detroit Entrepreneur, the rise of GANS Street Cannabis has just begun.
From an early age, Young Ra has proven that he is a multifaceted entertainer of fathomless talent. From rapper, actor, songwriter, producer, writer and director, he personifies what it candidly means to be an entertainer. Young Ra is a Detroit based artist notoriously known for his hit song “Uh Oh” featuring popular rapper Sada Baby and Lexxi Morang. Currently, Young Ra is getting mainstream radio Recognition on the hottest HipHop stations in Atlanta, Chicago and Detroit. He has secured a production deal with Maverick for his upcoming film, “Makin It” starring Clifton Powell (Pinky from the movie Friday) and Tray Chaney (TV show The Wire/Saints & Sinners), has an endorsement deal with Cult of Individuality and a partnership Sony’s The Orchard. His latest works include: The Bodie Bradus Story (2020), Truthless (2021), The Opps (2021) and Making It (2021). For the latest follow Young_Ra on all social media platforms.
Born Azarel (meaning “God’s Helper”) Chappell, BO$$ BREAD, is a Detroit Native born and raised on the lower Eastside. From prison to the studio, Bo$$ Bread released his hit single “The Bo$$ is back”, where he won first place at Coast 2 Coast Detroit Live Edition. Bo$$ Bread is a artist, songwriter and producer Who’s influenced by many Detroit legends such as Streetlordz, Royce da 5’9, Trick Trick and Eminen. His latest Ep, “The accidental come up”, highlights the true nature of his artistry in “I swear I Just Do What They Can’t”. Bo$$ Bread is a distinguished entertainer. To stay up to date Follow @BossBread313 on all social media platforms.
Based in the well known city of Chicago, is a talented gem who is getting praise for his newly released EP titled “EGOISM”. Xtormy is a singer, songwriter, dancer, and recording artist. We could write for days listing the gifts of this young man, but today we’re going to focus on his new music project. What’s so amazing about his new EP, is that it’s his first publicly released music project. And what’s even more amazing, is how awesome the music on his EP actually is!
Since Xtormy was a child, he always felt deep inside that he was born to do something great. And although at the time, he didn’t completely understand how everything was going to play out, the one thing he did know is that he had a deep passion for the arts. One of the reasons why Xtormy is so well rounded in his musical abilities, is because when he was a young boy he placed himself in the position to be involved in the entertainment world. The rising star was heavily submerged in the theatrical influences of musical theater, dance classes, as of course – music. Often times when musically gifted children are growing up as adolescence, they tend to lean towards the influences of well known celebrities. Xtormy loved listening to iconic artists like Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Motown, Darryl Coley, Fred Hammond and Judy Garland. The gifts of these icons helped shape Xtormy into the dynamic artist he is today.
Xtormy’s new 2021 cross-genre EP “Egoism” is now available on all streaming platforms! And the public reviews he has been getting have been overwhelming. People everywhere are loving the fusion of this pop, R&B, dance project. For most artists, music is something that they do. But for Xtormy, music is much more than that. Music is apart of who he is. The talented Chicago artist is undoubtably looking forward to encouraging his fans to be themselves – no matter what. He believes it is important to love yourself beyond measure. Because if you’re not willing to love yourself, how in the world can you expect anyone else to? Be yourself, and love yourself. Because no one can operate the way you do.
One of the songs off Xtormy’s EP is titled “Jupiter’s Woe”. Jupiter’s Woe was written based on a relationship that Xtormy had with someone that almost ruined his life, and his entertainment career. The song talks about the difficulties of trying to make a relationship work that just simply isn’t meant to be. And no matter how hard you try, there just doesn’t seem to be any resolution. Have you ever been in a relationship like that? If so, this EP is definitely for you!