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P.O. Box 41114 N. Charleston, SC 29423 843-628-9994 Front Cover designed by Kenny Faazon Magazine Layout by Eclectic Media and Felicia Rivers for GeeChee One www.eclecticmedia.org www.geecheeone.com CEO/Founder/Senior Editor FELICIA RIVERS promo@geecheeone.com 843-628-9994 Creative Director Mister ECLECTIC Blue misterblue@misterblue.net www.facebook.com/ mistereclecticblue 843-628-6384 VP of Promotions and Advertising Sharene Robinson promo@geecheeone.com

Contributors Lachondria Legare Taylor Dark Warrior LLC Leronda “Pretti Ladi” Singleton Terrie L “AuthenticGeechieGurl” Burns Colors Frank Nitty Confident N4RED Photography/Graphics Carminski Mister “ECLECTIC” Blue A&A Photography Phiya Magazine

Table of Contents
Page 4 Note from the Editor, Poem: You Know You from the Chuck Page 5 New Face of Geechee One: Frank Nitty Street Team Hot Spot in Charleston: Club Bernard’s Page 5 The 2nd Annual YGEA Awards Page 7 Geechee One Award Winners Geechee One Awards Photo Gallery Page 10 360: Heis360.com Page 12 The Get it Girls are Really Getting that Paper Page 13 The Grimm Brothers Page 14 Grinder of the Year Winner: N4RED Page 15 Female RnB Winner: Ne’Sha Page 15 Teen Model Winner: Tyshon “Rocky” Legare Page 16 Clothing Line Winner: Sixteen Seventy Clothing Page 17 Upcoming Underground DJ Winner: DJ Shad Ike Page 17 Upcoming Group of the Year: M2S Page 18 Editorial: Stopping the Violence Page 19 Thank You from Promotional Model Winner Amanda Page 19 Frank Nitty Confident Recaps the Chuckown Invasion Bus Tour to Columbia Page 20 On the Come Up: Quana P. Page 20 Big Doe of the A-Team Page 22 Editorial: Finding Mr. & Ms. Right in Charleston Page 23 Beauty Spotlight: Ms. Bentley Page 24 HD Nation Page 25 Brown Page 26 FRIENDS ( An Eclectic Perspective)

My Willie Dee’s is known for just that My fashion sense at times can be bogus I’ll admit We can’t help it if we got big thangs Holiday time, aint no time to play The Mecca of Downtown is Piggy Wiggy Weave---Star Beauty and Late night 4 wings and fries at Dave’s I got my fresh set of Acrylics from Van at Pro Nail’s If you are from the Chuck, then you will feel where I am coming from. Everywhere I go, people know who I be It ain’t hard to tell I come from Charleston, SC I know we don’t all speak proper English to the “t” No matter how we say it , we understand about being Geechie At times you might forget where you come from, So we “box you in da mouth” and tell you, “you dumb” In our on little world, we set the standards for gear Fresh Kicks, White Tees, Dickies, extraordinary hair styles made with 27 piece hair I guess you can call it Geechie Gear True indeed my diamond/gold teeth might blind your eye sight, But a hot pink box chevy with 24 inch rims make you say “Goo Red, that’s tight” You give me any piece meat from the land, air or sea I can cook it by frying, baking or smothering it with gravy Don’t hate on fact that we got all sort of resources on hand We know The Peanut, The CD/DVD and The Crab Man.. Gimme a dollar to get a corner store snack, I can get me a pickle, a juice, some candy and give you about 10 cents back From the E----to the MONEY MAKING--That’s our geography You know good and well you repping 843! Corners are our pedastals and we protect by all means When you step you better step correct, and make it clean Baby talk was Memminger, James Simmons, Sanders Clyde and Frazier Growing up Courtney or Rivers set the standards for our college majors Big Time everybody know it was Burke/ North Charleston B-ball I ain’t gonna lie. St Andrews, Middleton we can’t forget about yall So Look Ya! If you don’t feel , know or reminisce about what I am talking about I can’t help it if you don’t know nothing about the CHUCK!
Written by Terrie L "AuthenticGeechieGurl" Burns

We would like to thank the 700+ people that attended the 2010 GeeChee One Awards
PROMO@GEECHEEONE.COM Lets Do It Again 11/11/11

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“HELLO MY NAME IS FRANK NITTY CONFIDENT AND I AM THE PRESIDENT & CO-CEO OF UNDAWATA ENT. I WAS BORN ON JAMES ISLAND AND RAISED ALL OVER CHARLESTON. I HAVE TWO LIL GIRLS THAT I'LL GIVE MY LIFE FOR. MY LIFE IS MUSIC AND IM NOT STOPPEN TILL YOU'LL HEAR IT!!! IF YOUR OUTCH DOING SOMETHING TO BETTER YOU AND YOUR CITY, PLUS PUTTING OUT MUSIC FOR THE STREETS, LIKE NOT JUST FOR YOUR FAMILY, BUT FROM DJ'S TO CLUBS, BARTENDERS & CLUB HOPPERS, ITS TIME TO GO HARD!!!!! REMEMBER ITS NOT HATEN IF ITS DA TRUTH!!!!!!!!” GeeChee One proudly supports other awards show that mission is recognize and put independent people on a platform for their accomplishments. By doing so it highlights people behind the scenes, as well as people who lay a major role in the Entertainment Industry. The 4th Annual YGEA Awards took place on Saturday, September 25 at Morehouse College. The YGEA Awards staff would like to thank everyone who came out and supported the event. "We were up against many odds but in the end, it was an' okay' show states Executive Producer, Silveree Benson. The performers for this year were: Cristyle, Gloss da Boss, Tavaria, June Fifth, Muffy ft Cartier, Ebony Love, William Myles & YPOP, W.H.A.T.T., Righetous Noize, ATL Bomb Squad, Yung Tone, Ray Rush, Maxine Hopkins, Blue Dynasty Step Team, and Comedian Small Fire. The hosts for the night were Kash Howard and Hustle Simmons along with announcer DJ Dex. The winners for the major categories presented were: DJ Trauma, Mainstream Mixtape DJ; Drumma Boy, Mainstream Producer; Cristyle, Songwriter of the Year; Hip Hop Blog, Urban Blog Site; Raheim Shabazz, Video Director; Hip Hop Weekly, Urban Magazine; Danielle Canada, Hip Hop Writer; Prince Williams, Event Photographer; Kim Maxwell, Fashion Stylist, Gospel DJ, DJ Cue; Independent Record Label, Psalms of Praise; Radio Show, Crunk 4 Christ Radio; Lyricist of the Year, Ric Flo; and Nicole Garner, Go Getta of the Year. For a list of other category winners, access the website at http://www.YGEa.net. Club Bernards 4651 River Rd Johns Island SC 29455 Club Bernards has been up and running for 30+yrs. Once operated out of a basement, where folks just to come from all over to party. Bernards didn't get recognized like the Famous Progressive Club, but this club had its share of parties and even famous people. People like Roy C, Marvin Sease, Lee Shot Williams, Frankie DA BIG Bopper, Dedra Farr, Jeff Floyd, and its share of local artists too. Bernards is ran by Berneatha (Ms. Necka) Legare and is owned by Bernard Glover. Bernards also does private and company parties, catering (done by Necka), djing, video shoots & performances, receptions and also has Tereze Legare, Fred Legare and Jerimia Frasier for detailing. The Legare Family has a hand in running & advertising for the club. If you want info on rental or just stop by call Necka (843)3035919 or Condria (843)3645431. If you know a place in Charleston that you want our readers to check out, please email us at geecheeonestreeteam@gmail.com ! www.geecheeone.com Page 5

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Thanks again for everyone who came out to the 2010 Geechee One Awards. It was held on 10.10.2010 at Sterett Hall. Hosted by Pretti Ladi & 843 Radio Mixshow Miguel Castro, and you cant forget our star studded dj, Dj Rob Dogg. Here is the list of the winners:

Label of the Year Graphic Designer Rap Artist of the Year Upcoming Rap Artist Female Rap Artist Upcoming Female Rap Artist RnB Male Artist RnB Female Artist Group of the Year Upcoming Group Gospel Group Male Poet Female Poet Male Writer Female Writer Grinder Female Grinder Street Promotions Website of the Year Album of the Year Mixtape of the Year DJ of the Year Club DJ Underground Upcoming DJ Producer of the Year Barber of the Year Hairstylist Internet Radio Show Song of the Year Music Video Club of the Year Clothing Line Clothing Store Promotional Model Top Model for 2010 Teen Model Band of the Year Most Impact Non Profit

N.B.A. Records Faazon Graphics Mister Taylor Mr. Fool Up Marion Westwood Mrz Tazz Marcus Allen Ne’sha Hollywood n Troy M2S Gospel Tides 25 to Lyfe Nefertiti F. Khristopher Blue Lachondria Taylor N4RED and DJ Goldie (Tie) Pretti Ladi and Marion Westwood Bonafide Entertainment Shebloggin.com Megabucks Never Be Another Big Doe & DJ Chuck T Industry Ready Dj Kub Dj Huggab Dj Shad Ike Twin-D Studios Roger of Luciannos Danielle of All Star Cuts The Sandra Wilson Blog Talk Radio Trill Boys Go Wild Megabucks Sorry Kush Lounge Sixteen-Seventy GQ in Northwoods Mall Amanda Bowden Sabrina Lorena Tyshon “Rocky” Legare New Image Band Project Cool Breeze

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The wisest individuals are often the most misunderstood. As an adolescent 360 moved around from different schools, back and forth from 4 mile in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina to Otranto Road in North Charleston, trying to escape trouble, along with the grasp that his parents and teachers had on him. In school he was more advanced than the other students, so getting into trouble kept him busy, an equation that his teachers couldn’t understand. At home he was uncontrollable, far different from his well mannered older brother, an equation that his parents didn’t understand. As 360 struggled to find himself, he found something more that would reveal to him his true identity as well as enable him to express the message he was trying to convey to others all along…HE FOUND RAP. Pretti Ladi: Why the name 360? 360: My friends use to call me 360 because I always use say what goes around comes around, that’s jus how I live. Pretti Ladi: How old were you when you started rapping? 360: Since I was about 18/19 years old. I would always write as a teenager and spit among my friends. I’d listen to locals and world wide stars, so I said I might as well put my feet in the water too.

360: I feel that no artist in SC is slow…no artist is dumb. The problem is that a lot of artist don’t understand the business part of the game. We don’t really understand and nobody wants to teach us. There are a lot of real things going on here. We’re gonna have to work extra hard and come together because we’re so small as opposed to the big cities. There’s so much that has to be exposed about our culture. We have the resources. Everybody’s gonna have to give a piece of the cake but nobody wants to give anything up. Pretti Ladi: If we were to listen to one of your personal playlist, what would we find? 360: I’m on everything, old school, blues, jazz, rap definitely, some old rock and roll and just whatever else is out there. I like rapping that’s what I do, but my music is all mixed up. Pretti Ladi: Its always good to give back especially to people in time of need. Let everyone know about the Sickle Cell Foundation you’re working on.

360: Sickle cell is rarely talked about because it’s a minority issue. I have someone in the family who has it, so this made me look into it and want to help. I feel that its important to the African culture. I have the money Pretti Ladi: Did you think people would embrace you the way that they did for the foundation and have begun taking steps to get the state to help when you started? with funding. My website: www.heis360.com tells about it. 360: In a way because I knew my style was different than most I was Pretti Ladi: What’s the difference between “Mind Over Matter” and your listening to. I knew my people were going to be down with it. last album? Pretti Ladi: What experiences influenced the life you talk about in your lyrics. 360: I lived with my grandmother growing up. Her and my grandfather were very street oriented. Every place they were, had a crowd around. From the time I woke up until the time I went to sleep. I was always hanging with my grandfather Coota. My mom is real cool, as far as school n stuff, but her and my stepdad didn’t really have control of me. When my big brother Keith went away to the Air Force when I was 16, that’s when I really started kicking it on the north side with the boys of Otranto. That’s when things got a little hectic. Pretti Ladi: I noticed you mentioned your mother and stepfather, was your real father around? 360: He was around but I think he got intimidated by my mom’s lifestyle after they split up. He started distancing himself. That turned into me not giving a damn and him not giving a damn. I look just like him. But he’s a real good guy. He was lost too, just like me. Pretti Ladi: What life changing experiences made you look at life differently? 360: My partners and I were talking about life one day when I was about 18. I said something about Jesus and they started laughing and asked who he was. They asked if I really knew who he was and if I had investigated, or if I was just going by what my parents and grandparents had told me. This really altered everything in my life. Everything just looked different. It wasn’t jail or murder that change my life, it was just that simple question. Who is Jesus?? Pretti Ladi: So are you a Christian? 360: I feel like I progressed, but this one is trying to get a more industry theme. I’m going to have to say yes to their style to show them I can rock with their style. The same drive that I’m coming with on mind over matter, is going to be the same on this one, but its giving you a different outlet. Pretti Ladi: What’s the most stressful part of your job? 360: Getting heard, getting people to pay attention because so many people are rapping. Pretti Ladi: Where do you see your music headed in the next couple years? 360: I see myself from falling back from being the front guy. I like to write, I see my self more so writing the music than being the entertainer. It’s just that nobody from my camp wanted to grab the mic so I did. Pretti Ladi: When you’re not rapping, what are some other things you like to do? 360: I love getting on the web, designing web pages, designing t-shirts and playing Xbox 360 all day like I’m crazy. Pretti Ladi: Oh really, what’s your favorite game? 360: Gears of War Pretti Ladi: If you could go back in your past and do anything differently, what would it be? 360: I would change the way I started making money and paying bills. As a younger boy, I wish I didn’t indulge in the things I did, that blocked me off from the things I was able to do. It took away from a lot of opportunity. If I knew then what I know now, things would have came a different way.

360: Do I have knowledge, wisdom and understanding…yes, Christian meaning Christianized into one. I don’t put myself into specific religious Pretti Ladi: What’s the side of you that the public barely sees? groups because I feel all of them are a piece to the puzzle to the answers 360: They barely see that super cool, super funny daddy that I am when that people are looking for. Before you call yourself something you have I’m with my kids. I’m pretty strict in front of others. I like my kids to act to read into it. accordingly and act mature so out in the streets I act strict. Pretti Ladi: Who would you be interested in doing a collab with? Pretti Ladi: How do you handle mistakes? 360: Drake and Wayne for the fact they’re hot and where everybody wants to be right now, MC Eiht and Andre 3000. Pimp C and Tupac…RIP, 360: I always try to correct it by speaking the truth and admitting to them. Once you do that, you better yourself. I would use one of their skits instead of a verse. Nicki Minaj and Trina. Ludacris because he’s real tight with his words…he runs with every cate- Pretti Ladi: Is there anything else you would like to add? gory. 360: Oh yea, to these rappers, I love them, but I’m just getting started. I Pretti Ladi: How do u feel about other South Carolina artist and the fact want to let them know we gotta step it up in the city because, 360’s here that everyone looks at us as being the states that’s always a step benow. hind? GeeChee One Magazine Volume V Issue III www.geecheeone.com Page 11

CEOs of Get It Girls Entertainment, Tracy also known as Diamond and Jakia also known as Red have put their own twist to the saying: two heads are better than one. These two young ladies, joined forces and produced a powerful promotional team of six young women that have taken Charleston and surrounding areas by storm. Their work ethic has proven to be one of the strongest and with their upcoming endeavors, they plan on taking over, one city at a time.
Pretti Ladi: Let everybody know a little bit more about the movement and everything that you all have going on. Diamond: Well currently what we are trying to do is bring Charleston together. We realized there are a lot of successful artist and musicians out here that hadn’t been heard. So basically what we did was, we sat down and brainstormed a strategically process to try to figure out a way to bring Charleston together as a major movement. Pretti Ladi: How do you all plan on accomplishing this? Diamond: Our motto is were trying to go after the Georgia Atlanta area like how they all stay connected. and push forward. Pretti Ladi: I know you all have a team of girls under you, about how many girls are there? Red: There are 6 girls: Dana, Poo, Mel. Diamond: Stephanie, Tameka, Te’shanna. Pretti Ladi: Are you all involved with modeling also? Red: Yes, we’ve done videos and promotional modeling as well. Pretti Ladi: So how did the two of you come together? Red : That’s my homie, that’s my ace! One day we were at home and just called each other up and said let’s go ahead and just do this. Diamond: It is what it is, and actually she’s my cousin’s best friend. Pretti Ladi: Now Diamond, I know that you’re from N. Charleston so you’re a little more familiar with the market and music scene here in South Carolina, specifically in the Charleston area. You, Red, on the other hand, you’re from Boston. Do u think there is a difference between the music markets in Boston and in Charleston? Red: It’s really not a big difference. There’s probably more opportunities up there. I think that in the south you have to grind out a little more, and that’s where me and Diamond come in as far as the local artist: to try to be their back bone and push them out there to get heard, like pushing their cd’s and booking shows for them. Pretti Ladi: I know as far as promotions you all do other events as well, what other projects have you been involved with? Diamond: We’ve done two videos, Red’s done one for Marion Westwood and we’ve done one as a group for Marly Mar. Right now were planning a community event for Thanksgiving. Pretti Ladi: Any projects coming up in the near future? Diamond: In a couple weeks we’ll be on a Christian based show so were really trying to give back to the community. Recently we’ve been contacted by two individuals so we’re thinking about going into the management role. With our girls being our backbone, we can do it all.

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Life is no fairy tale. In fact, the Grimm realities are often overlooked and sugar coated by those who had the luxuries that everyone dreams of. But for rap trio the “Grimm Brothers,” telling the truth about money, cars and jewelry is one task that just comes natural. In an hour-long interview, I sat down with 1/3 of the group the Grimm Brothers who taught me that there are two sides to life; there is fairy tale; there is non-fiction; and the side that the Grimm Brothers know all to well… is reality.

Pretti Ladi: Where did you all come up with the name the Grimm Brothers? Grimm Brothers: In „96 when we were dealing with another studio. Originally our name was CT Rider (Chuck town Riders), but after dealing with a producer for 2-3 years, he decided Grimm Brothers fit the description of our lyrics. So since „99 until now we‟ve been going by the name Grimm Brothers. Pretti Ladi: You say the description of your name came from your lyrics, so do you all talk about death in your lyrics? Grimm Brothers: Yes, we talk about death and life along with the principle of them both. Our name is based on two authors that go by the name (The Brothers Grim) that wrote fairly tales that did not have the traditional happy ending. They put the sad emotion into their stories and gave you the realistic view of how things would be if there was no happy ending. It‟s gangster rap talking about what‟s really going on. We‟re not painting any fake pictures. Pretti Ladi: Do you think talking about these hardships of reality in your lyrics discourages people instead of uplifting them?

Pretti Ladi: How do u feel about other South Carolina artist and the fact that everyone looks at us as being the state that‟s always a step behind? Grimm Brothers: I feel that we have more hurdles. We‟re still dealing with racial issues. We are more so like a buried treasure that hasn‟t been discovered yet. Pretti Ladi: What type of music does the Grimm Brothers listen to?

We listen to a variety of music but mostly our group called Geechie Grimm Brothers: Yes, but at the same time, in reality you have happy Mafia…and the artist we are dealing with music wise. and sad. We do certain songs that are for good times, but when all you are going through is a rough time, there‟s not too much you can say Pretti Ladi: So aside from rap, what else do yall do musically? that‟s good. All we could speak about was what we experienced Grimm Brothers: We produce, create beats, mix, master and edit local throughout life. music videos. We also do graphic designs, Websites and CD/DVD duplication. Pretti Ladi: How would you describe your music? Grimm Brothers: Our music is like a diary that we open to the public. Pretti Ladi: Who all is a part of the group? Grimm Brothers: Originally it was Grimm L and Grimm James but we have another artist that is affiliated with us under The Grimm Brothers named Ghetto Trav. Our new artists for 2011 will be coming out with CDs and DVDs under the name Geechie Mafia with beats produced by Grimm Brothers Production,Geeche Boy Production, and Beyond Entertainment . Pretti Ladi: What part of the Charleston area are you all from? Grimm James: I‟m originally from James Island, Grimm L is from Ashleyville in West Ashley and Ghetto Trav is from the downtown area. Pretti Ladi: So how did you all meet? Grimm James: Grimm L is my kinfolk and Ghetto Trav is one of our people. Pretti Ladi: How long have you all been in the music game? Grimm Brothers: We have been doing this music for about 14 years. Pretti Ladi: Did you think people would embrace you the way that they did when you started? Grimm Brothers: Yes, because when we started we got a lot of feedback not only from our own area but from other states such as Memphis TN, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, extending all the way up to New York. Also, Grimm L made contact with various industry artists such as Pastor Troy, Jinks, and Bun B Pretti Ladi: Is there anybody in the music industry who you all would be interested in doing collaboration with? Grimm Brothers: 8 ball and MJG, Ghetto Mafia or any main stream artists going hard right now GeeChee One Magazine Volume V Issue III www.geecheeone.com Page 13 Pretti Ladi: And, aside from music, what are some other things you all like to do? Grimm Brothers: We are owners and operators of an electrical subcontracting company called Shocking Electrical Services. Pretti Ladi: So what can we expect from the Grimm Brothers? Any big projects in the works? Grimm Brothers: We have four albums about to drop. The first is Grimm Brothers presents Geechie Mafia and the title is “Rumble at the Bottom.” Some of the featuring artist on the up and coming album are Marly Mar, Hollywood from Hollywood and Troy, Brown from West Ashley, Foxx a Million from Lil Boosie camp and Moe.P from Major Bread RecordzSavannah GA. Major another one of the artist that Moe.P is managing, He‟s done songs with Plies, Webbie and Lil Boosie. Pretti Ladi: Is there an official date for the release of the albums yet? Grimm Brothers: Between now and the end of next year, all four albums should be out. We plan on bringing one out every season. “Rumble at the Bottom” should be hitting the streets in Jan. Followed by Pirate Music, Dope Boy Music, and Cars, Clothes, and Jewelry. Mix tapes and single album will be released throughout the year

Pretti Ladi: Is there anything else you would like to add? Grimm Brothers: We support local artist that make it their job to speak out and let us know what is going on in the Chuck from their point of view. Shout out to everybody in the chuck putting in work, everybody that‟s putting a CD out and already have a CD out. Thanks to everyone that was working with us on our project.

locked in. My main focus is my projects so most of time I‟m banging my producers Dough Boy, BB SLIM, Smokin Jo , The Great 40oz. Production. Pretti Ladi: What‟s the most stressful part of your job? N4RED: I really don‟t look at it as stressful, here and there you run into people that‟s not professional, ones that want free shows all the time can be stressful. There‟s really no such thing as a free show, because you have to pay for gas, an outfit, hair cut and food. Somebody has to pay for that shit. I don‟t get that part. Pretti Ladi: What can we expect from the album? N4RED: Something different, I‟m going in fire beats from the hottest producers I know and I‟m killin it. Originality and a product that can stand by itself and represent the CAROLINA‟S. remember one time at SC State I was doing a talent show and we were “dummin” on stage. The crowd was going crazy and a couple girls asked what the dance was we were doing. And I were like Its not a dance just something we do in The Chuck said it was the mix. On the way back to my the room, I was writing The Record “Do The Mix.” Shouts out To My homie Sadale Smalls. Pretti Ladi: Why the name N4RED? N4RED!! N4RED: I got the name because I lived up to what it stands for, that being: on-point, ready at all times, focused, precise, consistent and all about business. Pretti Ladi: How old were you when you started rapping? N4RED: 4 years. October 6, 2006, I recorded my first record, Shouts out to my homie Bb Slim, he produced and recorded my first three tracks that night. Pretti Ladi: What influenced you to start rapping? Before I started rapping I was a street runner. One day I got a CD from an artist that was bragging about being hot and getting money. I checked it out and he was wack. I had lil jingles and hooks that I made up in the hood, so I hooked up with BB Slim and got 3 beats from him. I recorded and the rest is history. Pretti Ladi: Did you think people would embrace you the way that they did when you started? N4RED: Yea and no, I believed in myself, Coming from where I come from, business is business you just have to know how to handle business. I said lets try it. If this dude doing it and everybody embracing him then lets try it. Basically I knew if someone else could do it I could do it to. Pretti Ladi: Well they had to embrace you some type of way, you‟ve won quite a few awards haven‟t you? N4RED: Year Yea, I‟ve won three GeecheeOne Awards, 2008 Heaviest Grinder of the year, 2008 Best New Male Artist of the Year and 2008 Best performance of the Year . Shout Out To My Fan And Supporters Pretti Ladi: What experiences influenced the life you talk about in your lyrics. N4RED: Just about everything I talk about is life experiences I never talk about anything that‟s not real. Things you can relate to with an original style and deliver where that people from any age group and race can feel my music. My first Records I Recorded, it was more for the street I had a lot to get off my chest and once I did I found style but first I had decide rather I was going to be making more street music or cross a lil make some commercial music. I just let it flow I GeeChee One Magazine Volume V Issue III Pretti Ladi: So would you consider that the major single that broke you in? N4RED: I don‟t have a major single yet. I feel if the song hasn‟t gone nationwide it isn‟t born yet. It has no life until after it goes, But it did give me a nice buzz it was sort of an anthem for the city being my Fourth Record I wrote it was motivation. Pretti Ladi: Do you have a name for the next album. When is it coming out? N4RED: I‟m in the process of working on my debut Album now , and as I continue to work on it the name changes so I don‟t a definitive title. Pretti Ladi: When you‟re not rapping, what are some other things you like to do? N4RED: Well you know I sell cars trucks and suv‟s so working PLUG lol , Mainly fishing, going to the beach, chilling with my family, cards, pool and swimming.

Pretti Ladi: Other than your music and the magazines, I heard you were on TV recently also? Is that correct? N4RED: Yea, shoutout to Army Wives, this is my 4th season. I played a featured extra POW that was a hell of an experience. I didn‟t get a speaking part but I got some good Pretti Ladi: Have you worked with any other major industry shots I love it learn a lot just watching how things are behind artist? the scenes in the movie industry. I was also an extra in the N4RED: I haven‟t worked with any industry artist I Would Like movie “Lil Red Wagon” and a couple commercial. To, I„ve done alot of shows with them though. Pretti Ladi: What‟s one side of you that the public barely Pretti Ladi: If you could work with one major artist, who sees? would it be N4RED: Both sides. They don‟t see the street side because Anybody you look up to in the music industry? when they see N4RED I try to be a good role model to the N4RED: Big Daddy Kane ,Will Smith, Jamie Fox, LL Cool J., people that follow me, especially to the kids because I do a and T.I.P. lot of teen events and I have a lot of nieces and nephews but a lot of people don‟t see the regular guy Allen Brown. Pretti Ladi: So you mean to tell me, there‟s nobody you look People say he think he this, he think he that. up to? What about who you look to for motivation? N4RED: My motivation comes from my brother JACK ...my Pretti Ladi: What‟s the biggest misconception about you? brother has been there from start. He invested a lot in me, N4RED: They say, “He think he cocky,” and they might be he‟s been backing me, he‟s been my road manager and he‟s right but they need to know more about me whatever energy been there from day one to make sure everything is every- they give off I give it back twice. It‟s business. If they come thing. at me with business you need to be professional. That street My motivation comes from my brother,the fans and the rush stuff cancels out because my main focus is business. They I get when I do what I do. misjudge and they underestimate me and what I‟m capable of doing. If you ask people who have sat down with me and Pretti Ladi: How do u feel about other South Carolina artist had a conversation they would tell you what‟s good. and the fact that everyone looks at us as being the states that‟s always a step behind? Pretti Ladi: Anything else you would like to add? I feel like that‟s the truth to a certain extent, I do know we N4RED: Shoutout to; my brother, Alonzo N Brown, my fans have what it takes. We are slow in a couple things not only in my supporters; Tripp Adams of Tout Records, the djs, radio our music but we are behind in fashion also. South Carolina stations; club owners anybody else who Supports N4RED my Has what it takes In my opinion Charleston has skills. Don‟t professional people that believes in N4RED all the sexy get me wrong there are some good artists in other parts of ladies and to GeecheeOne. Be on the lookout for the new the state; I‟m just saying the best of the best are concenalbum, new mixtape, the video “In My City Umma Star” and, trated in Charleston. We have a totally different sound here. anything I touch! FREE JACK DA RIPPA! Pretti Ladi: Are there any local people u listen to? I don‟t use that word LOCAL it‟s up & coming or CHUCKTOWN CELEBRITIES. I listen to lots of indie music when I‟m not too busy Artists from FL,ATL,NY,CALI CAROLINA‟S of course , I‟m www.geecheeone.com Page 14

"Ne’sha the Voice" is one of Carolina’s most talented and unique individual to rise from Bennettsville, SC. She has built an image to become one of the most successful up and coming artist of that region with the necessary drive and talent to succeed in the music industry. Her incredible work ethic, and strong determination, Ne’sha has accomplishments as a recording artist, writer and as a performer that are extraordinary considering the many obstacles she’s had to overcome. Some of her accolades are:
Won “Best Female R&B Artist” at the 2010 GeeCee One Awards. Won “Best Female R&B Artist” at the 2009 Queen City Awards. Voted “Best Female R&B Artist” at the 2010 SMES Awards. Voted “Best Female R&B Artist” at the 2010 SC Music Awards. Voted “Best Female R&B Artist” at the 2009 Carolina Music Awards.

Tyshon Legare is a student at Military Magnet Academy. He is an 8th grader. Tyshon is a Johns Island native of proud son of Lachondria & Terrance Taylor Sr. The oldest of 3 boys Tyshon, Terry Jr, and Teron. He was just named 2010 male model in the Lowcountry Hair Show. He models for Star 2 Be Productions here in Chas. Ty is Geechee One Magazines Upcoming Teen Model of 2009 and 2010 Teen Model for this year. Tyshon is currently doing fashion shows in Charlotte(Steve Holmes Talent & Promotions) & Peek A Boo Couture Boutique and Durham(B.A.B.Y). Tyshon has a show coming up in Florida. Tyshon has been modeling since 6mos of age. Tyshon one day wants to feature more in magazines and movies. He always says "Without God there's no Ty" & "when my money start coming in momma imma buy you a big house'.

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Troy Gathers is the designer behind Sixteen Sevnty Clothing Company - and with wisdom and insight well beyond his years, this former industrial technology engineering student from South Carolina State University is suddenly taking the fashion world by storm.

How did an industrial technology student find his way to a career of fashion design? “My fashion knowledge is solely independent studies. I research those that have created a legacy in the industry.” Troy is a man who believes in having wildly imaginative dreams; he also believes they're possible. And he seems to be living proof. "In life we must use our imagination everyday because logic just doesn't comprehend dreams." Troy formed his fashion line inside his own freshmen dormitory, and has watched it transform into a successful collection of designs. Troy credits his love of America's historic past for much of his drive and inspiration in designing fashions. “Sixteen Seventy is a fashion celebration of the historic significance of America.” When speaking about the English settlers that came to America in 1670 and established colonies in what is now the southeastern U.S., he says, “The settlers had a dream in mind, an ultimate goal, and they reached it.” When Troy had free time during his college years he would travel to historic sites and often use the settings in his advertising ideas and fashion concepts. “In the beginning, I would only travel on weekends. My schedule was pretty full in school so I actually sold the clothing to my schoolmates and teachers. I can't stop thinking about times my teachers wore a Sixteen Seventy polo and conducted lectures. The support I received from my college will last a lifetime. They motivated me so much" He also mentions that since golf in America began in South Carolina he found it fitting to cater several of his menswear designs towards golf attire.“Many of my designs are universal, but the main idea was golf.” In 2006, Troy was able to see some of his hard work pay off. Sixteen Seventy was given the opportunity to wardrobe an episode of a popular television show, BET‟s “106 and Park.” "This was big for fashion ... I mean, no one thought of South Carolina and fashion in the same paragraph.” With profound wisdom and insight, Troy shares some advice with aspiring designers. “The life of a fashion designer can seem glamorous and easy on television, but that‟s scripted. If you want to be a designer you will have to write your own script and live out all the scenes. There are no shortcuts to any place in life worth going.” And, coming from someone who has taken a college campus endeavor and made it into a fashion brand, he may just be on to something. “My philosophy in life is simple. Life is like Christmas. God gives everyone a present under the tree. Now some people take their gifts and open them to find great talents and wisdom. Others never open their present because they're too busy looking at everyone else. Sixteen Seventy is my gift and I plan on opening it for the world to see.”
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Deejay Shadike was born Rashad D. Stokes, March 20 1981. Born & raised in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Shad is the eldest of two. His mother raised him & his brother as a single parent. He is the proud & loving father of a 3 year old daughter, lil Miss Jaila Shade Stokes. Deejay Shadike embarked on DJing 5 years ago. His raw talent & love for music has been his driving force ever since. His job relocated him overseas to Kuwait for a year and he has been going at it wholeheartedly since his return April 2010. He is known for compiling mixed CDs with all the New & Old school hits & beating the streets selling them to his fans for enjoyment. He is a Part of 787 Entertainment & Surviva Entertainment ( Entertainment Groups that serve Charleston & the Surrounding Areas). Deejay Shadike has been inspired by All Charleston DJs... He has been known to collaborate with local DJs at clubs & events. He has played various venues that include Midway, Red Zone, Kush, Hi Rise, 3DL, & Strykers. His perseverance allows him to hold a fulltime job during the day and DJ at these venues at night. He knows what his goals are and puts forth the effort to accomplish them. Laziness is not an option. He has the kind of style, charisma, and inviting personality that aided in his success of gaining fans of all ages and from all parts of the Low country. He‟s known to mix the club bangers that make the crowd get crunk. The people love the way he takes them all over the map from the East to the West & North to the South with Old School and New School hits. This is why he has been coined „DeejayMrmegamixx Shadike.‟ His motto is „Follow your Passion, and Success will follow you.‟ Expect to see more of Deejay "Mrmegamixx" Shadike, he‟s not just a deejay, he‟s a movement. In his infamous words “AYAYAYAYAYAYAYA.”

Geechee One would like to congratulate the group M2S, for taking home our 2010 Upcoming Group Award. For those who don’t know, M2S, stands for Menace 2 Society. Founded in 2008 with only 3 members which included Sunset Black, Bub Muski, and Blaze. After losing member Bub Muski, the member was Burna was added. Then they picked up Gentlemen Jack, and Burna dropped from the group and changed his name to Burna Baby. The final three members, Young Drama, Young Dash, and Nicademus, was then added. As of today, M2S has done countless shows, as well as performed at the 2010 Geechee One Awards. They currently have two mixtapes out, “Rap Star 4 Hire Pt. 1 & pt. 2”. Solos projects that they have out include, Gentlemen Jack “Jacks House”, Young Dash “Th3 Freshman”, Nicademus “Murder 4 Hire”, and Sunset Black and Burna Baby “Already a Problem”. For more info on M2S, please visit them at m2stakeover.com, or hit them up onwww.facebook.com/pages/M2S-Menace-2Society/.
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(THE ROAD AHEAD)

THERE’S AN EPIDEMIC THAT’S KILLING OUR COMMUNITY. IT’S CALLED VIOLENCE. THIS DISEASE IS WORSE THEN CANCER OR AIDS. YOU WONDER WHY I SAY THIS? THINK ABOUT IT, IF SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY DIES FROM CANCER OR ANY MEDICAL REASONS THE FIRST THING WE SAY WELL THEY BEEN SICK FOR A LONG TIME, BUT WHEN ITS AN ACT OF VIOLENCE ITS HARDER TO DEAL WITH. HOW CAN WE PUT A STOP TO VIOLENCE? I DON’T THINK THERE IS A WAY TO. WELL NOT HERE ON EARTH ANYWAY!! NO ONE CAN REALLY SAY HOW TO STOP THE VIOLENCE BUT WE CAN DAMN SURE START ON TRYING TO DECREASE IT. PEOPLE HERE DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW GOOD WE HAVE IT HERE. IN PLACES LIKE IRAN THERE’S WAR AND FIGHTING EVERYDAY. ONLY WAR HERE IS THE ONE WITHIN US AND OUR COMMUNITIES. JUST A WEEK OR TWO AGO MY IN-LAWS HAD TO BURY A GOOD AND PROMISING YOUNG MAN (R.I.P T.J). HE WAS A GOOD KID BUT HE WAS SHOT AND KILLED FOR WHAT? LETS NOT GO INTO DETAILS BUT ALL I NO WHEN I SAY THE GUYS IN THE PAPER, NOT A BIT OF REMORSE FOR WHAT THEY DID.SOME OF THESE PEOPLE AND KIDS COMMITTING THESE CRIMES SHOULD BE TAUGHT A LESSON. AFTER 5,10,20 YRS YOUR FREE TO WALK THE STREETS JUST TO COMMIT THE SAME CRIME AGAIN? NAW! NO MORE PLEA DEALS, PAROLE, OR BONDS FOR THESE PEOPLE. DON’T GET ME WRONG THERE ARE SOME THAT COMMIT THESE CRIMES AND RETURN TO SOCIETY TO MAKE A POSITIVE CHANGE AND I COMMEND YOU FOR THAT, BUT THEY ARE THOSE THAT REPEAT THE SAME CRIMES OVER AND OVER AGAIN.THE PEOPLE THAT COMMIT THESE CRIMES (ESPECIALLY THE KIDS) SHOULD BE PLACED IN FIELDING OR SMITH-MCNEIL (TO NAME A FEW) AND SIT WITH THESE MOTHERS AND FAMILY MEMBERS AND WATCH THEM DRESS THE PERSON THE KILLED. LET THEM SIT IN THE MORGUE WITH THE BODIES AND SEE WHAT DEATH LOOKS LIKE. GET A GRIP THAT THIS PERSON IS NO LONGER COMING BACK AND THE PAIN THAT THEY’VE CAUSED THIS PERSON’S FAMILY.HELL LET THEM DRESS THEM. PEOPLE WHOM COMMIT ROBBERIES TOO; DON’T GIVE THEM A BOND EITHER. IN OTHER COUNTRIES ONE TIME IF YOU TOOK FROM SOMEONE THEY WOULD TAKE YOUR HANDS OR IF YOU KILLED SOMEONE THEY TOOK YOUR LIFE. WE NEED STIFFER LAWS AND PENALITIES. HERE ARE SOME OF MY IDEAS: WE MUST 1ST START WITH THE KIDS. SHOW THEM MORE POSITIVES THEN NEGATIVES IN THEIR COMMUNITY. SHOW THEM THAT THEIRS PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO CAME FROM THE ENVIROMENT THAT THEY LIVED IN AND MADE SOMETHING OUT OF THEMSELVES. NOW 2ND MAKE MORE THINGS AVAILABLE TO THE COMMUNITIES THAT ARE AFFORDABLE. THERE ARE A LOT OF TALENTS THAT JUST NEED THE RIGHT ATTENTION SO THEY CAN MAKE IT. EVERYBODY DOESN’T HAVE SILVER SPOONS IN THEIR MOUTHS. SHOUTS OUT TO O.M FROM THE FALCONS FOR THE FREE FOOTBALL CAMP. IT’S A START. NEXT LETS TAKE AWAY THESE TOY GUNS. I KNOW I JUST STEPPED ON TOES BUT OH WELL. IT’S TRUE. LITTLE BOYS DON’T HAVE TO PLAY WITH GUNS; YOU ARE ALREADY GETTING THEM READY TO USE THEM. THERE ARE KIDS OUT HERE THAT ARE CONSIDERED LOST CAUSE BUT WE STILL CAN SAVE THEM.PARENTS I KNOW IT’S HARD BELIEVE ME, I KNOW ALL ABOUT THE STRUGGLE OF WORKING 2 & 3 JOBS TO GET BY. I’VE DONE IT. I KNOW WOMEN & MEN THAT DO IT WITH OR WITHOUT HELP AND I COMMEND THEM. WE NEED MORE FATHERS TO STEP UP AND BE APART OF THESE KIDS LIVES. YOU CAN’T DISCIPLINE A CHILD IFV YOU ARE BEHIND BARS OR IN THE STREETS.WE NEED MORE BIG BROTHER BIG SISTER PROGRAMS. MORE MENTORS THAT WILL HELP KEEP KIDS ON THE RIGHT TRACK. BE THERE FOR THEM WHEN THEY NEED THEM. ALL IT TAKES IS LISTENING!! TO ANYONE WHO READS THIS AND FEELS THERE IS NO HOPE FOR YOU, THERE IS! YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A PRODUCT OF YOUR ENVIROMENT, YOU CHOOSE TOO. NOBODY IS HOLDING YOU BACK BUT YOU. DO POSITIVE HUSTLING & GRINDING. GET ON YOUR S---. REMEMBER YOU CONTROL YOUR DESTINY.

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I have been working with Star2Be Production for 2 years and, while working with them I have done many things. I have done fashion shows with Star2Be Production as well as shows they have collaborated with other companies. I currently ran in Star2Be Production‟s 2 Annual Fight For Hunger Telethon (November 6, 2010) at the T.I.A Banquet Hall. We‟re we collected donations of food, clothes, shoes, coats, and other items that unfortunate families needed. Last year I was the winner of the 50 State Fashion Show because I collected the most donations from different communities. I don‟t look at this as a competition, but when it‟s something for unfortunate families I do the best I can to make a difference in their lives. I have accomplished many things with Star2Be Production. I won 2nd place for Star2Be Production‟s Showcase (Poetry). In 2009, I was Ms. St. Patrick‟s and, Queen of the 3rd Annual Halloween Bash. I enjoy working with Star2Be and appreciate all the things that they have done for me. Star2Be Production help me get to where I am today. I would love to see them grow as a company and, multiply in numbers as a group. I wish nothing, but success to the Star2Be Production crew and, to the people who I admire as a collogue C.E.O Mrs. C. Drayton, President Mrs. P. Jenkins, and last, but not least the advertising manager Ms. D. Drayton. I love them all as a family and, I want all of us to succeed in what we do as a company.

I must say this was one of the biggest turnouts I ever seen, Carlos Cartel and many of local entertainers went on a charter bus to Columbia, while so many that also followed along in cars. The destination was Club Mirrors. The event was hosted by Pretti Ladi. Is this the start of a new movement? We will see!! While riding on the bus, I realized a few things. There was no competing, no beefing, a lot of networking and socializing. Local music was playing on the ride the entire time on the bus to Columbia. I must say that Charleston is ready. I must give respect to one of the hardest working female entertainment groups, The Get It Girls. They supported all local artists that came on the trip. Such as Romie Rome, Mr. Fool Up, Ceeza Luchiano, Beezy, Jus Patt, Megabucks, Citi B., Suspect, Infa Blak, Doe Boy, Rell Hell, Bad Lil Thing,Tr Flow, Portbaby, Kilo P., Crime from Camofloss, Baby Gar Figure, S.E.E., Big Doe, Palmetto Slimm, Chocalate Ty, and many more. There was local entertainers that came out and support the movement and didn‟t perform such as Dirty Dave, Drizzle Man, Mr. Taylor, Lil B Attriss, Boss G (Columbia), Collard Green (Columbia), Promo Girls, and Undawater Entertainment. We coming and we dumming South Carolina. Chucktown invasion has started so lets network. Carlos Cartel is the plug so lets get the work.

Next bus trip is January 17, 2011. We going to ATL to Club Crucial…. I’m going to be there are you?
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-Definition of a grinder: someone who doesn’t let anything stop them pursing their dreams and passions. This is Quana P. At 22. 2 jobs and not including doing hair. She gets her music handled. Usually always available to help and add her musical talents to a needed project. So of course….I had to sit down and talk with her so everyone could get to know this next up and coming hot R&B artist.

WITH SO FAR? -Colors, Denero, Shezzy, Trellion Cutta, Trezzy, and Dj Eljay. Just to name a few. 8.)I UNDERSTAND YOU DO MODELING. HOW‟S THAT GOING? -It‟s going pretty good. I haven‟t really been on it as hard as I use to be, but I‟m still in the process of growing with both modeling and singing. 9.)IS IT HARD TO BALANCE MUSIC, MODELING, HAIR BRAIDING, AND 2 JOBS? WOW! YOU MUST BE SUPER WOMAN.

1.)WHAT‟S UP HOW ARE YOU? -Hi, I‟m blessed. 2.)HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SINGING? -I‟ve been singing my whole life, starting with church. 3.)WHAT MAKES YOU WANNA BE A SINGER?

-Yes it is hard to balance everything, but when you have a pas-At 1st it was something I did in my spare time. Then the sup- sion for something. You make it happen, and that‟s what I‟ve port that people gave me made me want to say more and see been doing. Work is what I have to do. Singing, modeling and where it could go. doing hair is a passion. I make time for it because it is what I want to do. 4.)YOU‟VE BEEN COMING HARD ON THE SCENE STRONG LATELY. WHERE ARE SOME OF THE PLACES YOU PER- 10.)WHICH ONE DO YOU PERFER MORE? MUSIC, MODFORMED AT? ELING OR HAIR BRAIDING AND WHY? -I‟ve done a few talent shows, performed at perks, quite a bit of -I love to sing, because it helps me express my feelings. open mics. I‟ve hit up club Titanic before. More to come, a 11.)WITH SO MUCH GOING ON DO YOU HAVE TIME FOR whole lot more. A PERSONAL LIFE? YOU KNOW THE FELLAS ARE WON5.)YOU WON 3RD PLACE IN “SC GOT TALENT” IN JANU- DERING IF YOUR SINGLE. ARY. WHAT WAS THAT LIKE? -lol. Yes I‟m single. And if the right one comes around, I‟ll -It was a wonderful experience. Big ups to Trini Boy Entertain- make the time. ment. They showed me mad love on that, but that was the 1st I sung an original song in a talent show. I had my back-up danc- 12.)SO IF SOMEONE WANTED TO BOOK YOU FOR A ers, and everything. I was doing it all. I was also a featured SHOW, PHOTOSHOOT, GET YOU ON A SONG, OR GET THEY‟RE HAIR BRAIDED, LOL. HOW CAN THE GET model during the show. AHOLD OF YOU? .)SO ARE YOU WORKING ON AN ALBUM? WHEN DOES IT -Hit me up on Facebook. “Laquanareddperry” or send me a DROP? WHAT IS IT CALLED? message toperrylaquana@yahoo.com -Yes I am. That‟s all I can tell you for now. Also in a group with my girl “Jaye” called “NYA(Not Your Average)”. Look out for -Just keep an ear out for Quana P and NYA(Not Your Average). You‟ll be seeing and hearing a lot more of us. that as well. 7.)SO WHO ARE SOME OF THE PEOPLE YOU‟VE WORKED
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There aren‟t too many places in Charleston or Summerville, SC one can go and not hear about A-T.E.A.M. (All Together Eating And Moving) Music Group. The Label consist of several solo artist; Big Doe, Palmetto Slimm, Faceman, Ju Rugged, Maximus, Half OZ, and Dice. Their "Young Boss" mix tape, put out in 2008, gives rise to well known breadwinner, Big Doe. Born in Conway, SC, “Big Doe”, has always been about keeping others up on top of their game. Relocating to Summerville (da ville), Charleston SC at the age of 10, Big Doe, was already sharpening his skills by the time he reached high school, deciding his spare time was well spent in the local ciphers rapping with what would become the areas elite A Team Music Group. With sounds of Biggie Smalls, Scarface, 2Pac, UGK, Goodie Mob and Outkast resonating through his childhood, Big Doe knew Hip Hop is where his passion lied. To those who know him, Big Doe has earned respect throughout the South as one who is about his business and his family. His debut single, “Get It How I Live,” has created more than a buzz in South Carolina; one can see Big Doe rocking out with a live band or moving the crowd to the beat as he and the A Team Music Group set the stage to put SC on the map. Big Doe prides himself on being a lyrical artist, voicing the plight of a born hustler evolved into a fresh, innovative talent with a twist on the Southern swag like no other. Though he‟s done a lot of low profile freestyles and underground music, the mix tape ("Industry Ready" hosted by Dj Chuck T) proves to be one of the summer‟s hottest mixtape and is destined to bring Big Doe and the rest of the A Team Music Group to the forefront of what‟s hot in not just Southern Hip Hop but Hip Hop as a whole. With club bangers like “Bout My Cash,” and “Sell Sell Sell,” the proof is the music that this up and coming artist is about to take South Carolina to yet another undiscovered plateau...

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I am sure that I can start this off in many ways, but I will start it like this "my name is Juan and I used to be a player. I started this off so that men would understand me and women would hate me at first, because finding love in this city is anything but pleasant! Charleston is a place for lovers broke or paid. Most of the real romantic places are actually free to the public. So let's start this story of love with boy meets girl. I remember meeting her we were young and happy, she didn't even know that I existed but to me she was my reason for showing up. She had all the right moves and her voice was just the right pitch everything was in sync and her eyes would make you think. I found myself daydreaming in class thinking about the time where she would be my lady, not just in my mind but in person as well! I said all of that to say this a man always begins his life looking to love a woman. With that point being said its what's done when this story picks up. He is fragile with his heart approaches and is turned down, not in the simple, nice way, but in a way that leaves the rest of the class laughing and pointing into his face. This embarrassment will hunt him from now on and this is exactly what most of you women meet today. A man afraid to be himself because he fears he will be embarrassed. So now we play the game and go fishing to the club, bait you with rims and a nice car, bait you with our dreams of being a star. As you fall for it everytime saying he has style and "swag" not thinking about poor little love at all. See you either want what he has or your to independent to share, and the men are so hurt that we all pretend to care. So your corner of women are looking for the jackpot while my corner of men are afraid to tell the truth. What would happen if love found me, what would happen if I walked up and said, "excuse I don't mean to interrupt you and your friends, but can we talk I don't know if I will ever see you again!". Love in my city is like war! We come to the battlefield dressed in our battle attire, men wearing the best outfit they can find, and women dressed up or down trying to show you they're fine. We put so much energy into the fight that we forget that love is what we are looking for. We forget to be ourselves so that someone can find us to love us. Then we wonder why the person we get isn't compatible, when the answer is simple you forgot to be you. So tonight, today or tomorrow take your time be yourself and step out into the world and let Mr or Ms Right find you! Juan "PD" Phillips CEO of Jigalow Records Too Heavy Productions

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Age:25 Location: Charleston, SC Height/Weight: 5'6 117lbs Hobbies: Reading, hanging with friends and spending time with loved ones Occupation: Sr. Financial Specialist Likes & Dislikes in the Opposite Sex: What I like in a man is for him to be driven and God fearing person, What I don't like about a man is for him to not have his priorities in order and just basically existing and not living.

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1. For The Readers Who Don't Know, Who Is Hd Nation Where Are You From ? HD is 19 years old and from Johns Island, S.C. 2. "I've Work With You Recently Impressive Work" For The People That Don't Know. What Type Of Service Do You offer? Plus Can You Name A Few Clients You've provided services to? I do camera work for music videos, commercials, all entertainment purposes. I've worked with Marly Mar,N4RED, Hollywood n Troy, Mista Taylor, Thundakat Djs, and more. 3."Nice Line Up Bra You Doing Your Thing Right Now" What Motivates You? My family motives me. 4. Sounds Like You Have A Plan, Do You Have Any Goals Set? Where Do You See You're Self In 1 to 5 Years? Yes. I plan in 5 years to be the #1 entertainment company in my state and just doing what I love. 5. Impressed, I Checked You Out On Youtube Come To Find Out You're An Hip-Hip Artist Is That Correct? Yea I started out rapping about 7th grade. 6. From What I Heard You Have Skills Is That Something You Take Serious ? If So When Can We Expect The 1st Single? Yea, I take it serious but I am taking a break to set up my website and work on these videos plus building relationships with a lot of important people. 7. For Those Who Are Looking For Great Quality HD Work With Reasonable Prices How Can They Contact You? My email is Officialyunghd@gmail.com. Or you can hit the youtube at YouTube.com/yunghdtv. (843-801-5599). 8. Before I Let You Go Tell Me A Motto You Live By. Hustle-grind-work. 9. I Appreciate Your Time Any Last Words, or Shout Outs to Make Your Peoples Famous? God, family, and my crew Carlton, Jameze, Meghan, Shannon! And all my college boys getting that degree!

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Pretti Ladi: What big names would you like to work with? Brown : Everybody wants to work with Outkast. I like a lot more of the old school. I don‟t listen to a lot of the new music. I like B.O.B. I like alternative music. I feel like I‟m more free to record how I want to record. Pretti Ladi: You said you don’t listen to a lot of the new music. Why is that? Brown: I like music with substance. A lot of the music today doesn‟t have substance. Pretti Ladi: How do u feel about other South Carolina artist, do you feel they embrace each other the way they should. Brown : I respect them all but when I use to live in GA, it was different. When you‟re at home, they want stuff for free and don‟t support you as much. Pretti Ladi: What is one misconception people have about you? Brown: I think the misconception people have about me is that they put me on a pedestal I don‟t think I deserve to be on. They treat me like a preacher, because I speak conscious. They don‟t really know me. Pretti Ladi: What’s the most stressful part of your job? Brown: Taking it as business. I enjoy doing everything else. Its just about waking up in the morning and realizing that you have to make money off of it. It‟s a job to me. Its just about taking it serious. Pretti Ladi: What type of advice would you give to an aspiring artist? Brown: Learn the business and be yourself. Don‟t ever let anybody knock you away from your goals. If music is your goal, stick to that. Don‟t have a plan B. Stick with plan A until you put 100 percent in. Pretti Ladi: When you’re not rapping, what are some of the other things you like to do? Brown: I like to bowl and fish. I also coach soccer. I just like to chill. Pretti Ladi: If you could go back in your past and do anything differently, what would it be? Brown: I would have probably focused more on my education, even though I graduated and go to school now too for business management, I would have learned more about business at a younger age. I would have also listened to my mother more. Pretti Ladi: What’s the side of you that the public barely sees? Brown : I guess my fun side. I keep to myself and I don‟t really like the spotlight, so when I‟m around people who really know me, I like to have fun. I think people just look at me as being more serious all the time. Pretti Ladi: Is there anything else you would like to add? Brown : Be on the lookout for GFB, Grown Folks Business, my entertainment company that I‟m working on now. Also, be on the lookout for the re-release of the album “A 24/7 Shrimp and Steak Diet Plan,” in December. I also have a mixtape coming out in December too called “Million Dollar Personality,” hosted by DJ G. Money of the Hittmen DJ‟s. Shoutout to the artist working with me on that mixtape; Kifle, Drain, BTC and T Bread Pig Head. Grownfolksbiz77@yahoo.com

Pretti Ladi: How did you come up with the name Brown? Brown: It‟s the name everybody gave me, its my last name so everybody just started calling me that. Pretti Ladi: At what age did you start rapping. Brown: I did my first demo at 12 by a company called Get Paid Productions in Charleston. Pretti Ladi: When you began rapping, did you think people would embrace you the way that they did? Brown: Yea, actually, people would encourage me to rap. It was just something I like to do. People told me what to rap about I would rap about it. Everybody at school gave me their lunch money to record a song for them. Pretti Ladi: So how old are you now? Brown: I‟m 33 now. Pretti Ladi: So even though you’re older, do you still push your music to make it into the industry? Brown: I‟m going to always do music, it‟s just now, I do it for the love of it. I still record. I‟m putting out two records in the months coming up. I‟m feel like I‟m relevant to the music game. People claim to be pioneers but I‟ve actually done it. Pretti Ladi: What messages do you try to convey through your music? Brown: I just try to express myself as an individual. I do music that people feel. When people call me to do a track with them it‟s going to be more of reality. People call me the common sense of Charleston. I try to put out good music, but I try to make it as real as possible. Pretti Ladi: What experiences influenced the life you talk about in your lyrics. Brown : A lot of the stuff that people glorify, like hustling and the street life, I‟ve seen it. I talk about it, but I talk about it in a different light. The biggest experience I think influences me is being a father…a single father at that. I‟m totally focused on that. GeeChee One Magazine Volume V Issue III

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“Friends…. how many of us have them? Friends…one‟s we can depend on…lets be Friends.” Lyrics from the great rap group Whodini. So you call yourself a friend? Some of you even go, as far as to say that you are a BEST friend. Like the song says, “Friends is a word we use everyday. Most of the time we use it in the wrong way. Now you can look the word up again and again but the dictionary doesn‟t know the meaning of friends.” So I am going to break down the duties and description of those of you who call yourself a friend. This breakdown is for a male to female or female to male relationship.

ber of the church, they will experiment with the executive at the job way before ever taking it there with you because…after all, you are just a friend and women value their male friendships a whole hell of a lot more then we give them credit for. You are penis in a bottle, on the inactive reserved and only called to active duty in a crisis. So men, know your role as a friend. Be receptive to grooming and you will be a cool friend who becomes a good If you are a male and you call yourself a friend friend who became a dear friend who became to a female, what is your duty? On the outa best friend who may become a jump-off side it would seem like a simple question that turnt significant other. Grooming is the key. would only required a simple answer. In a way, you are correct. But don‟t get too simIf you are a female and you call yourself a ple. This answer still has some complex parts friend to a male, what is your duty? Well I to it. First, you are a companion. Females will tell you what it is not. Your duty is NOT value their male friends more then they value to try and be a companion. No, No, No. Men their female friends. I know, I know, it doesn‟t have enough companions in our life and by seem that way when you catch an episode of you having a vagina it just further complicates Sex In the City or Girlfriends. But understand the situation. Men don‟t need vagina carrying that females love to hang with male friends. companions because most vagina carrying They love to know what their male friends women go into that 98 percentile category know. They love to be able to think like their called “f*ckable”. So you are trying to be Litmale friends. And so, as a companion to a tle Sister or Buddy, he is thinking more along female, you must be receptive to all the things the lines of Cut Buddy. This creates confusion that come with this companionship. But and mayhem. The reality is that the women‟s there is really only one main duty that you role, as a friend cannot be summed up in one have as a male friend. As a male friend you word, rather it should be covered by many must be willing to be groomed. Yes… actions. Women friends should do simple groomed. Say it again…groomed. You things such as flirt. The reason a women thought that this role was ONLY for the sigfriend should flirt is to constantly remind the nificant other? That‟s a common misconcep- man that she isn‟t trying to make him into a tion. Even though you aren‟t the significant Big Brother. This simple act reassures the other in her life right now, you are a FRIEND, man that there is always a chance for him and which means that through circumstance and he has not been placed into that horrible hellchance you could possibly be elevated into hole called the big brother category. A Jump-off category and the elevated again to woman should also flirt because it is a quick Significant other. Remember that women are stroke of the ego. A mans ego is fragile and planners. Men live for the day, for the mofeeble. It needs constant attention. Without ment. Our foresight is short where as women this attention it can become weak and possiexamine the potentials and possibilities and bly shatter. A women friend is there to prethey plan the future based off of those valvent that. She will tell you that the cologne ues. Being open to being groomed is simple you are wearing is turning her on. though, and very beneficial. Trust that she (Combination of flirting and ego-stroking… won‟t try and change you, only sway you. Be- very effective technique) She will tell you that cause, after all, you are still JUST a friend and your rims are shining, your shirt is fitting just not the significant other. She will drop subtle right, what ever you are doing in the gym is hints about things such as they type of women working, she likes your cut that way, your you associate with, your career progression, swag is amazing, etc. All these things rethe way you deal with your boys, etc. This confirms to the man that he isn‟t reduced to starts the grooming process. If she can slowly Big Brother and maybe, by chance or circumchip away at you then you can and will be stance, he will evolve past being a mere elevated from friend to jump-off to significant friend. A women friend should also do the other. And to a woman, there is no better minor, less noticeable things. When a male man for her then that man who knows her and female friend go out to the club together, best. The reason this type of relationship is the male should always have the first dance so strong is because it is also so fragile. You and have an all access dance card with that must remember that women will sleep with a women. If he cant get a dance with anyone man from the club, they will date a new mem- else in the club that night, he should always GeeChee One Magazine Volume V Issue III www.geecheeone.com

be able to dance with the female friend he came with. This is a minor part of the ego stroke that is so vital in this relationship. Also a female friend should be ready and willing to run a trick called Catch and Release. This is a simple method to master. A female running catch will ensure she keeps her distance far enough from the male friend so that it doesn‟t look as if she is his catch. She wants to hang out right at the edge of things so that other women know they are friends but he is still available. The women friend can even help to catch another women by playing the role of Lady Wing Women. Where a typical wingman focuses on running interference on the “other” girls in the group, the Lady Wing Women‟s primary focus is to assist you in the catch. Two traps are always better then one. Next comes the Release part. A women friend playing release will help you get rid of or release any women who you have no desire to be associated with anymore. The female friend will step into the picture as if you are her man and she has lay claim to you with a fury unlike any other, therefore driving away any unwanted women. This requires a bit of forced acting by you and her but done correctly, it can be very effective. For a woman to truly fulfill her role as a female friend she must master those simple techniques and learn others along the way. Some general rules to follow, don‟t kiss and tell. Men in the friends category do not want to hear how such and such did all the freaky things to you that we want to do. I repeat…don‟t kiss and tell. Also, don‟t get jealous. Men will have lots of female friends so don‟t ever think you are the only person who holds that position. If you are uncomfortable with the current arraignment you should elevate the man from a friend to a jump-off and then to a significant other so you will have the bulk of his attention. This will help to ensure that the competition is thin on your level. And lastly…one finale thing for a female friend to do…once in the history of this entire friendship…do something to surprise him. Do something that isn‟t expected. Take a risk, one time, give it one shot. Do something unexpected. Let him taste your tongue, dance really, really freaky with him in the basement party, threaten to fight another girl over him, let him see you in boy shorts and a push up bra, talk dirty to him over instant messenger, etc. Is it not too much to ask of a female friend? I have some great friends… don‟t you want to be a friend of mine, too? Page 26

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