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Volume 10 Issue 1

Winter 2016

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Letter from the Editor at Large:


Felicia A. Rivers

Greetings Faithful Geechee One readers,

Publisher\ Editor In Chief It is the month of love! (And gifts and candy:) As always

Isaac Hilton
Vice President
F. Khristopher Blue
Creative Director
Layout Editor
Editors
Pretti Ladi
Marissa Jackson
UK da Unknown
Assistant to Editor at
Chief

Chiina Couture
Contributors
Ben Freezy
Tee Wilson
Jules City
Juan Mixon
Radio Promo
Dubb Slimm

it is quite an honor to hold the title of Editor at Large for


this brilliant issue. Over the years I have had the pleasure of reaching out to people all over the world through
various mediums, with all credit being due to my networking associations and media expertise, of course.
However, this by far has been my favorite platform.
Hopefully you all will receive as much joy reading as I
have editing and writing. Thank you for your continuous dedication and loyalty over the years. We hope that
you will subscribe to one of our two magazines (Abagail
and Geechee One) or both, and tell a friend of all of the
knowledge and entertainment youve picked up along
the way while encouraging their readership as well.
I am privileged to share the work, words and stories of
so many dedicated and selfless people. I appreciate the
efforts and contributions made by our freelance writers
and every individual who contributed to the production
of this issue in any and every way.
Please visit our website to experience our virtual presence as well. Feel free to leave suggestions and comments, we love hearing from you!
Again, it is my pleasure and I appreciate your continued
support as a loyal reader and follower.
With warmest thanks,
Pretti P.L. Ladi, Editor at Large

Photography:
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To preserve, protect and promote the cultural heritage of the Gullah Geechee People who have lived in the southeastern
portion of the United States of America
from North Carolina to Jacksonville Florida 30 miles inland (known as the "Low
Country") for over 300 years. To connect
all people, not just in the 50 states, but
internationally throughout the Diaspora,
Europe, Caribbean and Africa. Goals and
Objectives are achieved by the implementation of the following seven (7) point
program: The Performing Arts: Musical
plays, dramatizations, poetry, storytelling, enactments and workshops Arts and
Crafts: Workshops in the production and
displaying of traditional Gullah/Geechee
cultural items. Demonstrative workshops
that encourage the development of functional skills and forms of expression to
potentially showcase and stimulate direct
participation in the growing ethnic tourism industry, festivals and cultural
events. Educational: The establishment
of Cultural Learning Centers designed to
foster motivation, achievement and cultural enrichment. Historical/Research
excursions from the tip of North Carolina
(Cape Fear) to the outlining areas of

Jacksonville, Florida. Scholarships and


Awards: Lifetime Achievement Award
programs and events recognizing those
persons who have given selflessly of
themselves, and have done considerable
work for the benefits of their particular
community as it relates to cultural
preservation. Awarding Scholarships to
youth who exhibit talent, and are oriented toward developing skills which foster
Gullah/Geechee Culture. The Internet
and The Media: Networking with organizations, institutions and groups which
focus on Gullah/Geechee Culture. Consistently present positive role models and
activities to the low country in particular,
and to in the Diaspora in general. Production, Preservation and Documentation: Production and archiving of Gullah/
Geechee video and audio recordings,
books, symbols and banners. Radio, television and computer production programming. Health and Nutrition Awareness: Forums and symposiums which
explore lifestyles, food staples, food cultivation and preparation of Gullah/
Geechee cuisine, as well as developing
holistic programs to promote well being.
ctowne90@hotmail.com 843-735-2189.

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Sometimes, we as women see ourselves attempting to play the ball from the
other side of the field. If you let society tell it, a woman should never approach
a man, even if she does find him attractive or slightly interesting. I say thats
absolutely absurd. Truth be told, a woman should never go bombarding a man
with her presence, however showing slight interest may lighten the load for
both of you. For all you know, he was just as interested as you were but didnt
know how to approach. When men see an attractive woman, he may find himself a bit intimidated, this is an honest assumption. A bold woman sees what
she wants, likes it and goes after it perhaps using one of these approaches:

1. Ice-Breaking Banter
Teasing or mocking someone youre interested in is something we learned swinging from the monkey bars when our 2nd grade teacher was looking the other way.
However, as adults, it is far more useful and your sense of humor will be more appreciated. Begin conversation with a joke, nothing too offensive of course, but
something that leaves him thinking I cant believe she just said that to me. No
one wants a dull Diana.
2. Impressive Independence
This part is not for all women. I repeat. ALL WOMEN ARE NOT INDEPENDENT.
If this applies to you however.carry on.
Nothing impresses a man more than to see a woman who is able to do for herself,
yet still willing to allow a man to be a man. A Needy Nancy is never any fun. Financial stability is appealing to both men and women and a woman who has nothing doesnt seem as strong as one who does. With that, if you find yourself in a soVolume 10 Issue 1

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cial atmosphere such as a bar or club, it sort. And when I say last resort I mean,
wouldnt hurt to buy him a drink. I did- only if your mothers Aunt Sallys health
nt say buy the whole distribution deal
was in jeopardy, your dog was about to
for Ciroc from Diddy to impress him,
die of asthma, or you had to chose bebut one drink wont hurt. In fact, two
tween your right pinky finger being
keeps the party going. And well, you
chopped off or choosing this option,
know what happens after three.
should you choose this option.and
even then, its questionable. Find your
3. Cupid Shuffle
prospect on a social networking sight.
If youre still too shy to approach your
Request him as a friend and start friendprospect yourself, but you want him to
ly conversation. But be careful, most
know youve been checking him out, tell conversation over social networking
a close friend to let him know. Most
sites lead to meetings which can become
friends cant hold water anyway. Beat
a bit risky. Online dating has proven to
them to it. They get a kick out of playing be quite successful in this day and age
Cupid. If you have a good relationship
so Ive heard.
with one of his close friends, tell them to
With these simple tools, you should no
at least let your prospect know you find
longer be afraid to walk right up to Mr.
him attractive. Most of the time, this is
Magnificent and not walk away with
just what the prospect needsa green
that phone number you wanted. If it
light, to approach you.
helps, my dear friend Grey Goose, al4. F+ for Facebook
ways helps ease the mood. With a few
shots of him, talking to an attractive
If youre oddly against the previous
prospect will be second nature. Sooner
three, which theres no way on Earth
or later, youll be ready to fight off wild
that you should be, there is one last remongoose and take on the world!

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When people hear the word single, loneliness often comes to mind. However,
when I hear the word single, the feeling
of when my parents left me home alone,
or told me I could stay out late past my
curfew comes back to meFREEDOM!
My idea of life is that everyone is intended to find a suitable companion. However, I believe that along the way, one must
truly understand and be comfortable
with themselves before allowing a companion the chance to. There are many
ways to be happy and be single. With
being single, there are a few simple
guidelines to follow in order to maintain
your sanity.
1. Find something that you are
good at, and do it often.

ing musical instruments. Considering


the fact that I feared being hit by any
type of ball, holding a tune or clapping
on beat was impossible and staying in
the lines in preschool was not my
forte.I quickly reconsidered all of these
things. It wasnt until my freshman year
of college that I learned I was good at
rapping. In between classes and studying, during my down time I got use to
spending time alone with a pen and a
pad, thinking of new lyrics. This kept me
occupied enough to the point where I
didnt have time to think about being
alone. I enjoyed this time by myself.
2. Dont get attached; have
patience.

As females, we are delicate and feelIve always wondered what I was good
ings are things that many of us cant
at. Growing up, many of my friends were
avoid. When meeting someone new, it is
good at sports, drawing, singing or playgood to know just enough about that
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person but not too much too soon. Begreat, all the while his intentions are late
cause we have been by ourselves for so
night visits and empty condom wraplong, it isnt hard to quickly fall for
pers. Dont settle for sex. If you feel as
someone. Taking it slow is the best way though you all have chemistry, allow
to keep the fire alive. This also prevents that chemistry to build up. Having sex
you from setting yourself up for disapbefore knowing a person can ruin all
pointment in the future. Although we
aspirations and attempts on getting to
are delicate, we must often show a
know them. Just like a good book, it is
tougher side and not let our guard down important to build up the suspense so
too easy. Not all of the Marks and
that the climax is well worth the wait.
Michaels you come in contact with are
However, we as females have the same
going to be your soul mate. A woman
needs as men. If your intentions are not
should never pressure a man to get into to get to know a person by all means, go
a relationship. Forcing a man into a re- for it. We are all human.
lationship before he is ready often leads
to cheating. Although your next match
With these thingsI feel like I am a little
may not land on your doorstep, you will closer to finding my companion. Altfind him when you least expect it. So,
hough some women never do, I dont
relax.
have intentions on being single forever.
But, until thenI will continue to stay in
3. Dont settle for sex.
the studio, focus on schoolhave dinner
with the occasional Marks and Michaels
Many people have their own opinions
and continue to maturely and intimately
about sex. If you are waiting until marexplore whats behind all the doors of
riage, thats your preference. A lot of
life. Besides, whoever said you cant
times we females begin talking to a man
have your cake and eat it too didnt have
in hopes that it is the start of something
an appetite as big as mine.

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What's the one thing that you and your


SOS like to do besides get kinky between
the sheets? If youre having a hard time
trying to come up with anything else,
then it sucks to be you. Butttt for the
spontaneous and freaky at heart, its
always good to spice things up a bit. Literally. What better way to turn things up
a notch than doing what we all love and
being able to enjoy it for a long time.
Like always, Ive got you covered.
Here are some foods that will provide
the essential fuel to spark your sexual
appetite and increase libido:

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2- Raw oysters
Tis the season.
This is one of the classic aphrodisiacs.
Oysters are high in zinc, which raises
sperm and testosterone production.
Oysters also contain dopamine, a hormone known to increase libido. Also, the
experience of shucking a raw oyster is
erotic. Try incorporating it into your
foreplay feed each other. The slippery
taste sensation and the mere act of
shucking should get you both in the
mood.
3- Bananas

1- Celery

Slippery when wet.

I knew they added that celery to my


wing platter for a reason.

Bananas contain the bromelain enzyme,


which is believed to increase libido and
While celery may not be the first food
reverse weakness in men. Additionally,
that comes to mind when you're thinkthey are good sources of potassium and
ing sex, it can be a fantastic source food B vitamins like riboflavin, which infor sexual stimulation. This is because it crease the body's overall energy levels.
contains androsterone, an odorless hormone released through male perspira4- Avocado
tion and turns women on.
Mi amor, por favor.
The Aztecs called the avocado tree

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ahuacatl or "testicle tree." While avoca- Although not the most sensual of foods,
dos can indeed look like that body part, eggs are high in vitamins B6 and B5.
they contain high levels of folic acid,
These help balance hormone levels and
which helps metabolize proteins, thus
fight stress, two things that are crucial
giving you more energy. They also con- to a healthy libido. Eggs are also a symtain vitamin B6 (a nutrient that increas- bol of fertility and rebirth. Some people
es male hormone production) and powill eat raw chicken eggs just prior to
tassium (which helps regulate a womsex to increase libido and maximize enan's thyroid gland), two elements that
ergy levels. But all bird and fish eggs
help increase libido in both men and
contain B6 and B5.
women.
8- Liver
5- Almonds (or nuts in general)
If its deep enough to touch your soul
Sometimes you feel like a nut
then it cant be too far from your liver.
Almonds are a prime source of essential
fatty acids. These are vital as they provide the raw material for a man's
healthy production of hormones. Additionally, the smell of almonds is supposed to arouse passion in females. Try
lighting some almond-scented candles
to encourage her mood and snack on
some (but not too many) yourself to
store up energy for your performance.

A good source of glutamine -- a cellular


fuel for your immune system -- liver
may indeed increase a slowed-down
libido. Granted, it's not the sexiest of
foods, but if you add it to your basic diet, your body -- and your lady -- will
thank you for it.
9- Figs
Juice it up a little.

These are high in amino acids, which


are believed to increase libido. They can
also improve sexual stamina. FurtherThe blacker the berry, the sweeter the
more, the shape of a fresh fig and the
juice.
sweet, juicy taste are two tangible asWhat can be more fun than sinking your pects that are highly pleasurable to the
human senses.
teeth into a drippy, sticky-sweet fruit?
Probably doing that as a prelude to (or
10- Garlic
during) sex. All of the above fruits and
their shapes, textures and succulence
Spice things up a bit.
are erotically suggestive and can be fun
Yes, you might need to stock up on some
to use amid foreplay. Try dribbling the
extra breath mints, but it'll be worth it.
juices over your bodies and licking up
Garlic contains allicin, an ingredient
the residue as an erotic game. It makes
that increases blood flow to the sexual
for a great (and tasty) way to discover
organs. As such, it's a highly effective
each other's bodies.
herb to help increase libido. If the odor
just won't work for you -- or you can't
7- Eggs
stand garlic -- you and your lady can
Lets get it crackin.
always take garlic capsules instead.
6- Mangoes, peaches & strawberries

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Community Involvement
Christopher Poppa Smurf
Carson
Already Hollywod
Thomas Dixon
Family to Family
Kasper DO IT FOR THE KIDZ
David Freeman
Recarlo Lewis

Business Woman of the Year

Best Social Club/Group/Car/MC

Toshiba Watson

Black Diamond

Honorable Mention Business

Honorable Mention( same title


above)

Outstanding Teen
JV
Hotsauce
AntonioWashington
Aaniyah Gathers
Dancing on Air
Kynnedi Smith
Lul Rena
Restaurant of the Year
Nigels
Best Independent Book
"2 Ways to Hustle" by Shys
Debiocci
Best Venue of the Year
Sweet 221
Clothing Line of the Year
Geechee Apparel
Clothing Store of the Year
Rochelle Chanelz
Best Bailsbondsmen
Rommell Gaffney
Business Man of the Year
La Real

Woman of the Year


Britney Frasier

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Big Girlz Ent.

Best Cake Decorator


Alexis Alexandra

Female Host of the Year


Britt Bratt

Graphic Designer of the Year

Faazon Graphics

Male Host of the Year


Legendary

Best Independent Film


America Street

Comedian of the Year


SauceMan

Best Actor of the Year


Young Tunez

Record Label of the Year


Rah As Hell Records

Best Actress of the Year


Shalanda Davis

Best New Dj of the Year


Dj Q

Writer of the Year


Shys Debiocci

Slept on Dj of the Year


Dj Dunn Dunn Touch

Poet of the Year


Courtney the Poet

Club Dj of the Year


Dj Major Boi

Best Hair Salon


The Purple Beauty Bar

Dj of the Year
Dj Kub
Honorable Mention (Dj of the
Year)

Best Hairstylist
Alicia Beauford

Dj Tantrum

Best Barbershop
Trimsetterz Barbershop

R&B Male Artist of the Year


Big D

Barber of thr Year


Slugga

R&B Female Artist of the Year

MakeUp Artist of the Year


Tierra Nicole

Male Gospel Artist of the Year

Fashion Designer of the Year

Female Gospel Artist of the Year

Jamal da Creator

Tierra Washington

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Mike London

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Hypeman of the Year (male) Producer of the Year
"Renzo2k15" by Young Renzo
Shorty vs Eliot
Mossberg Montana
Honorable Mention
Rap Mixtape of the Year
Promoter of the Year
(Producer of the Year)
"Tax Season" by Yarda
(female)
Chief on the Beat
Britt Bratt
R&B Album
"The Voice of Charleston" by Promoter of the Year (male) Geechee Artist of the Year
Nina Ross
Big D
T-Man Swellup
Honorable Mention for
Rap Album
Promotional Team
Geechee Artist of the Year
"Now the Game Got SeriBritt Bratt Promotions
Swerve
ous" by Shys Debiocci
Honorable Mention for
Slept on Artist
Promotional Team
Male Model of the Year
Cash Influenced
King of House Parties
Legandry
Tattoo Artist of the Year
Battle Rapper of the Year
Top Model of the Year
Keith Bryant
Ron Diggy
Ms. Joi
Bartender of the Year
Female Grinder
Music Video of the Year
Salina York
Britt Bratt
"1 Night Stand" by Scooda
Honorable Mention
Male Grinder
Sease
(Bartender)
Mugga Man
Lisa Gonzalez
Video Vixen of the Year
Ms. Joi
Videographer of the Year
Vegas
Photographer of the Year
Kim Craven Photography
Radio Personality of the Year

Dj Rob Dawg (z93.3)


Song of the Year
"Spaceships" by 2Hunnit &
VT Baby
Honorable Mention (Song of
the Year)

"Twerk Off" by SSE Gang


Hypeman of the Year
(Female)
Britt Bratt

Best New Female Artist


Faye Musiq
Best New Male Artist
Dufflebag Doogie
Group of the Year
Cash Gang
Female Hip Hop Artist of
the Year
Miami Blaze
Honorable Mention
Mz Skandaluz
Male Hip Hop Artist of the
Year
Yarda
Honorable Mention (Male
Hip Hop Artist of the Year)
2Hunnit
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RULES
Nominees must appear in a
GeeChee One magazine,
event, film, radio show,
mixtape, etc. in order to be
recognized for an award.
This is the GeeChee One
Awards Show so it is
representative of those that
appear in or associated
with one of our projects. In
that way, there are no
surprises as there is always
a reference point for their
appearance as well as easy
way to verify or vet them.

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Far Away by Amanda

DOE- Hunnits

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"MERRY GO ROUND" STACKBOI DEAZ FT. BIG D & VT

Blood on da money by Tommy


gunn
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CoCaine by Volcanic Da Dom


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Lemme C U Dusthouse byMista Bigman
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Mansion Life by MyaJ

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Chocolate Man by Cherish

My Love by Harleston Vinod

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Loyalty by Duffle bag Doogie

For Your Love by Pezzy the


Franchise ft Nia

Aayoo by Blackk Boi

Trap Dont Close by Jblade

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my boo by hod
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Soon As I Saw You by Lucky
Lucciano ft BKiddo

Turn Up On Dey Ass by OjTiago

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You Bad by Boi Simmons

Why You Mad by Drea Lee

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TwoHunnit

I Might Be by VT

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