[DELUX Mag]: HOT 365 Radio: Building the Bridge for Independent Artists

St. Louis is full of local artist but not all of them get enough recognition. HOT 365 Radio is the station that builds the bridge for local artists to get the exposure they need. Check out my interview I did with DELUX on HOT 365 station

 

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The crew of Hot 365 Radio. Red Hat at the top left is Dj 7Duece, below him is Monae Michelle (cohost in the lady Kave for New Heat Show), to the right in pink hoodie is Malorie Stewart (Artist manager and cohost in the lady Kave for New Heat Show), top tight is DJ Speed (cohost of New Heat Show), to his right is DJ sheBEATZ in White top (cohost in the lady Kave for New Heat Show), bottom in black and red plaid shirt is Dj Durrty Burrd (cohost of New Heat Show)

 

Hot365 Radio is the new way for local St. Louis artists to showcase their talent. With music being an everlasting craft, there needs to be platforms for the artists to showcase their music and Hot 365 is one of those platforms. The creator of the station DJ 7Duece believes that “If I can provide an avenue to help somebody, so be it.”

With Hot365 being a station that you can access through an app and online, they provide different shows throughout the week; one of them being New Heat. I had the opportunity to sit in on that Monday night show which is hosted by DJ CU. During his show, he talks about the trending topics that have been going on in the past few days and asks his co-host DJ Speed, DJ Durtty, and the Lady Kave DJ sheBEATZ, artist manager Malorie Stewart, Motivational Speaker/Blogger Mona Michele their opinion on the topics. They have a segment where they play a song from an upcoming artist for their listeners to listen to which also gives artists more exposure because Hot365 has a big following of 200,000 plus listeners, including overseas due to DJ 7Duece being a Navy Veteran and having military discounts, says DJ CU.

 The crew of Hot 365 Radio. Red Hat at the top left is Dj 7Duece, below him is Monae Michelle (co-host in the lady Kave for New Heat Show), to the right in pink hoodie is Malorie Stewart (Artist manager and co-host in the lady Kave for New Heat Show), top tight is DJ Speed (co-host of New Heat Show), to his right is DJ sheBEATZ in White top (co-host in the lady Kave for New Heat Show), bottom in black and red plaid shirt is Dj Durrty Burrd (cohost of New Heat Show) 

DELUX had the chance to sit down with both the creator of the station DJ 7Duece and the creator of show Heat 365 to see what inspired the idea and to get a feel for what more should we expect in the future.

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Dj 7Duece

DELUX: What made you want to come up with the idea of HOT365?

DJ 7DEUCE: It was actually a spinoff of a company of a DJ Coalition called Unified Sound DJ with me and another DJ. Me and him built that up but eventually me and the DJ had a disagreement and I left Unified Sound DJs but I had already been paying for the station, so I told them in advance “look I’m about to end this but I’m taking the station with me because I’m the only one paying for it”. I hooked up with DJ and he does Southern Soul. We got this going and then we had the Kave Podcast going and that grew into more ideas and we thought that we could stream the podcast live. Then we thought “what more can we do?” So, we gathered more DJs then we got the Sheryl Underwood radio show, we picked up Murphy Lee and Big Wills Podcast down in Atlanta. So now “the sky is the limit, now what?” With Malorie bringing in the A&R studio, the concept kept growing. Then with DJ CU specializing in the independent artists, it’s more than what I thought it was. [speaking of independent artists] It’s so much money out here for everybody to eat so let them eat. If I can provide an avenue to help somebody, so be it. I tell people when they send me their music, make sure it’s on point because you never know who’s listening.

DJ CU: When HOT365 radio first started…

Check out the rest of his response here

http://deluxmag.com/hot-365-radio-building-the-bridge-for-independent-artists/

Make sure you download their app HOT 365 and support them!

Danii Gold out!

 

 

[DELUX Mag] The Board of Alderman President Debate Heats Up

With me being from St. Louis, and a writer for DELUX Mag, I attended the Board of Aldermen Presidential debate. It definitely got interesting and fiesty. Check out my story with DELUX below

 

Sen. Jamiliah Nasheed 
Alderwoman Megan Green
Board President Lewis Reed

Candidates For The Board Of Alderman President Debate. Vote March 5th 2019

 

The Board of Alderman President debate was Saturday evening at Harris Stowe University. The candidates delve into topics such as what they think the most important role of the Board of Aldermen President is, stance on city ward reductions, stance our Lambert Airport being private, stance on the current budget allocation in the city, plus questions from the people sponsors. Prior to the debate, the audience was given a booklet of responses to ten questions answered by each candidate.

When introducing themselves, each candidate had something to prove. Jamilah Nasheed is a former member of the Missouri House of Representatives and a current member of the Missouri Senate, says she wants to see results and believes that the city is going backwards. Megan Green, a former educator and current member of the Missouri Democratic Party, says she is tired of St. Louis for known as something bad; she wants to reduce the crime, fix the development system, the neighborhoods, as well as other issues. Current Aldermen President Lewis Green has been in his position for 12 years and says he has touched each sector of the community and transformed the school system back to accreditation.

When answering the first question about what each candidate believed the most important role(s) should be of the Alderman President, candidate Nasheed says the current Aldermen President is unethical and the current board of Aldermen have been broken and says President Lewis Reed did not implement new policies. Reed responded stating that he’s created youth employment, summer jobs and again brought school accreditation. Candidate Green says the President of Aldermen role is to shape the city budget by setting its priorities and approving contracts. She adds that the role is creating a legislative agenda and assigning individual Aldermen and bills to committees to make the agenda move.

Things got heated between Nasheed and Reed when … read more here

http://deluxmag.com/the-board-of-alderman-president-debate-heats-up/

 

Thanks for supporting.

Danii Gold out!

[DELUX Mag] I’m Dope Because…

Everyone is dope in their own way, whether it’s their accomplishments or their family that makes them dope.

Check out my Delux Story below on being a dope person.

What makes you dope as an individual? By dope, I mean the Urban Dictionary 5thdefinition, which is “adjective: cool, nice, awesome.” If a random person walked up to you on the street and asked you, “what makes you dope?” In translation, what makes you an awesome person? A cool person?

Are you dope because you have your own car and house? Or maybe, you’re dope because you are a mom and can juggle that plus being a student, and business woman?

Perhaps, it’s nothing of a materialistic nature versus an accomplishment and goal you set for yourself. Could you be dope because you beat the odds of becoming a statistic; such as graduating high school and college—dodging teen pregnancy—and even overcoming the negative image of a black person making it out of the hood?

Or are you dope because you’re the first in your family to get a college degree which paves the way for others younger than you in your family—and you vowed never to settle for less?

Your dopeness could be .. click here to read more.

http://deluxmag.com/im-dope-because/

Comment below on what makes you a dope individual.

Danii Gold out!!

 

 

 

 

[DELUX Mag] Tashara Earl and David Morgan brings Battle of the Sexes to STL

Check out the my story below on an event I attended called Battle of the Sexes. It’s a game show that originated in Atlanta by David Morgan and Tashara Earl and they decided to bring the show here. Check out the story below:

Friday night, the game show—Battle of the Sexes made its way to Lowe’s Café to give St. Louis a live preview of the show that originated in Atlanta.  The show was created by Tashara Earl of Fusion Entertainment Management (FEM), along with Chemistry 360.

Originally from St. Louis, Earl decided to bring the show to St. Louis after she received a huge amount of engagement from her social media followers. Along with Earl, host David Morgan of Luhv2Live also appeared to ensure fans would get a true taste of the show.

The concept of the game is to go head to head with the opposite sex on a controversial relationship topics and issues. Since everyone loves a good card game and turn up, before the actual game show started, guests played some Uno, Taboo, and other games, before continuing the night with drinks and a little misbehaving.

Once the show began, it was broken down into rounds. The first round was an agree or disagree game that spark real life questions and scenarios. Various scenarios surrounding marriage, child support and rearing, along with many other relationship topics captivated the audience as excitement and competitiveness filled the room.

It was nice hearing each sides point of view. In some of those questions, each sex agreed or disagree on the same question but ever had their different reason.

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Another game that was placed was called “Bullshit or Believable.” The purpose of this games was for game contestants to shout out a statement—that would either be believable or not. For instance, “Black women who are in a relationship with a white man are less likely to get cheated on.”

Click HERE to see the rest of the story

http://deluxmag.com/tashara-earl-and-david-morgan-brings-battle-of-the-sexes-to-stl/

Tell me your thought on the game and the concept. Would you come to the next Battle of the Sexes event?

Comment below and let me know.

[DELUX Mag] Nobody’s Fool Movie Review

I went to see Tyler Perry’s new movie Nobody’s Fool. Check out my review below on DeluxMag.com:

Tyler Perry released his first Rated R movie—Nobody’s Fool over the weekend—and I decided to check it out. Mainly because Tiffany Haddish is the best female comedian out right now.

The movie is about Danica (played by Tika Sumpter) dating a guy named Charlie online but has never met him before. Her sister Tanya (played by Tiffany Haddish) gets out of jail and finds out that her sister could possibly be getting catfished, so she decided to intervene and call Nev & Max from the show Catfish.

Of course, things didn’t add up…at the time, so Danica was feeling down. In between time. she goes to this coffee shop every morning before work to get her coffee and Frank, played by Omari Hardwick, is feeling her. Unfortunately, she’s not interested because she is somewhat high maintenance and she just sees him as a coffee shop owner.

She finally comes to her senses—gets with Frank—then the real Charlie shows up. Danica entertains him, and it turns out he was all that she was expecting. So, she has to win Frank back over, which she eventually did in the end.

 

Here comes the critique….

Check out the rest of the story here..

http://deluxmag.com/nobodys-fool-movie-review/

Have you seen the movie? What are your thoughts? Comment them below or on the Delux Mag website.

Danii Gold out!

[DELUX MAG] Power Couple Empowering the Community

Check out my interview on DELUXMag.com about St. Louis’s Power couple empowering the community and many more!

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It’s one thing to be a couple making business moves together, but it’s another thing to be a couple and giving back to the community. Onnie Bella and LaRonn (The Tycoon) are legit goals, yet they are modest when they hear the compliment. From throwing parties for “young professionals” to living out their passion and goals of giving back to the community.

DELUX was granted the opportunity to interview this busy couple and get to know them better.

DELUXHey you two. Thanks for talking with me and congratulations on your engagement.

Onnie & LaRonn: Thank you so much! We are literally still trying to make time to soak it up. It’s still fresh and new, but we’re super busy and find new projects or community events to start planning almost weekly [laughs].

DELUX: So, let’s get started. How did you all meet?

O&L: So, it’s crazy because I ended up at a party he was throwing, I came with my friends, kicked it, and left. About a month later I get a message from him thanking me for coming out to the event and asking for my feedback on the event. I gave my feedback, which I think was super helpful and constructive [laughs], and from there he asked if I would ever come back, and I think I said something like “If you invite me and I’m free, I’ll come.” I literally meant like free as in have nothing to do, and he thought I meant like didn’t have to pay [laughs], and instantly sent his number like “I can make that happen.” A week later we were texting and the rest is history.

DELUXDo you all have power couple inspirations? Like Beyoncé and Jay-Z of course do music together and Jada & Will own a production company together.

O&L: We don’t have a power couple inspiration. We aren’t all that into idolizing stars or other people at all for that matter. If you focus on what you have without trying to compare it or make it like someone else’s journey, your free to make mistakes, learn from them, and not feel pressured to fit into a box of “how it’s supposed to be.” We’ve made our relationship our own and it just so happens we are a power couple. We do get a lot of “#goals” comments and things of that nature.

Of course, we appreciate it and we’re flattered and that’s a dope hashtag for someone to associate with us, but our hope is honestly that associating us with “#goals” means more than just that. We hope we can remind folks that love still exists, building something concrete still exists, and that it doesn’t have to look like a cookie cutter version of what you see on tv.

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DELUXWhat made you so comfortable with starting a business together? Some couples wait until they’re married sometimes.

O&L: I think the fact we both had done events in some type of capacity made us feel confident about hosting events together. We also have a great balance as business partners. We both bring different things to the table when it comes to our strengths and weaknesses and we complement each other, so it makes for a great team. We didn’t even hesitate over the fact we weren’t married when we thought of going into this together. We both believed in the brand and each other, so we ran with it.

DELUXThat’s so inspiring!! You two make a great team. How did you come up with the name SAUCE for your brand?

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Click the link above/below to read more of the interview on DeluxMag.com

http://deluxmag.com/power-couple-empowering-the-community/

Comment below your thoughts on the interview!

Danii Gold out!!!

 

I’M A WRITER FOR DELUX MAG!

So about two weeks ago, I was granted the opportunity to become a writer/blogger for a local magazine in St. Louis (my hometown).

It was completely random. The owner reached out to me on my Danii Gold facebook page and then the editor in chief reached out to me on Instagram. With this platform I will be about to showcase my content on a larger scale.

Check out the website below and be on the lookout for my first story. I’ll be posting on here.

Delux Mag

Danii Gold out!