Welcome to my world!

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If you guys have any questions to ask me for my 2nd Q&A, you can also tweet me on twitter at #brookepoets to send in your questions. The deadline for the Q&A will be on April 21st.  So make sure you guys get your questions in!  Also i uploaded a new video on my youtube channel. If you guys want to check my video, make sure you check out the link to my channel under my youtube channel page!

I hope you guys like my pictures and have a great day!

My Pass:

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The Stage:                                         

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Actor Laz Alonso:                                                                                                                       

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Alex Holley from Fox 29 News! :  

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Allen Iverson:                                                                                  

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MC Lyte:

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Radio Stations: Boom 107.9, Praise 103.9, and Old School 100.3

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Vendors: 

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Be Beautiful Expo

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So yes you guys I will be covering The Be Beautiful Expo today. If you guys live in philly definitely stop by. The event is from 10am-7pm at the Convention Center in center city. Their will be plenty of vendors, small businesses, and other events for the whole family. Hope to see you guys there! I will be there around 11:30am.

My new hair color

So a few days ago on Wednesday I decided to get my hair done. I decided to go to the salon to get a blowout, curl, and trim. The salon that i normally go to is called Beauty Boutique. When i got to the salon i decided that i wanted to dye my hair. For a while i had been meaning to color my hair, but i just could not figure out a good color for myself.  Plus since spring is around the corner I wanted to change up my look. Some of the colors that I have had over the years are cinnamon highlights, cinnamon brown, jet black, and natural black. Though i was indecisive when i came into the shop, i left there very pleased with my color. So if you live  around west philly or in philly make sure you check out this shop. The best part was it only took me about 10 minutes to get there. So if you guys want to see my color check out My Natural Hairstyles and Advice Page to take a peak!

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Beauty Boutique: https://www.facebook.com/LoveHairSalon

Make sure you check out my podcast series page to get the link!

A subcultural movement that began in the 1970’s, hip-hop has always been a musical outlet or form of self-expression for many people. With each rap and story-telling lyric that flows within the rhyme, there is always a message behind the music. On Friday January 9, 2015 I had a chance to check out an amazing event called “The Art of Noise: The Hip-Hop Project”.

10806364_986807814666505_7332974762598549356_n The host of the event was Philadelphia’s own Hakim Woods aka Haak Blast. A local MC, Promoter, and hip-hop enthusiast, he is heavily active within the hip-hop culture. Besides Hakim, two other important people that helped put together the event included local music producer, hip-hop enthusiast, and former DJ Carl Madison, and local producer, and hip-hop enthusiast DJ Tactics. Including some help from Philly blogger, writer, editor, and marketing skills expertise Lissa Alicia, she is also a writer for various magazines including Philadelphia’s fresh new entertainment and arts magazine “Main Course.”

10372234_1008411305839489_9141167805857733538_n Taking place at the KUNFU NECK TIE bar on 1250 N Front Street from 11pm-2am, the evening consisted of performances by Carl Madison, Baccyard recordz, Grand Agent, Lyrispect, Kae Hock, and special invited guests Malik B Of The Roots & Yikes The Zero. A surprise performance by Dice Raw of the Roots who performed “Clones” with Malik of the Roots while on stage together, an art show that featured Rob Woods and Ebony R & Emerge and the main focal point of it all, a duo record release party for both Carl Madison/Malik B of The ROOTS and Baccyard Recordz. Throughout the evening, the crowd was pumped and energized with DJ Tactics spinning in the background. You could feel the energy in the crowd as each performer graced the stage.

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From left to right Hakim Woods, Carl Madison, and DJ Tactics

A few days later after the event, I had a chance to sit down and talk Carl Madison, Hakim Woods, and DJ Tactics. From the engaging and insightful conversation that I had with these young men, I realized more about hip-hop then I could have ever known. To begin with, the Art of Noise is a collective of shows that was started by Hakim Woods and two other local MC’s Lyfe 2000 and Shabazz back in the late 90’s. Over the years, the shows have gained great popularity by showcasing various Underground artists, MC’s, graffiti artists, DJ’s, and much more. Some major names include Musiq Soulchild, Carl Madison, Shabazz, Dj Ghetto, DJ Aktive, The Lost Children of Babylon, Razor Ramone, Rob Woods, and much more. With such a long list of names, it’s no wonder why each show is a hit. At the end of the day, the most important key to hip-hop is being original. Bringing your own flavor and twist into the mix while also expressing a part of yourself.

Carl Madison: https://carlmadison.bandcamp.com/

http://m.soundcloud.com/stoneperspective

Hakim Woods: http://www.bottomrareartgame.blogspot.com

DJ Tactics: http://pureelementz.podomatic.com/

Q&A Time Again

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So yes you guys i will be doing another Q&A video. If you have not already checked out my first one definitely make sure you head on over to my youtube channel to watch it! So if you guys have any questions for me you can either email me directly or just leave your questions in the comment section below Ask away!

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