Grand Opening of my Barber/Beauty Shop - Newton's Hair Studio One

It's been a long time coming for myself. Many people asked what took me so long. For starters the focus had to be there with me running a thriving multimedia company that houses music production, photography, videography, and brand building/music consulting. Let's just say when opportunity meets preparation you have to be ready. The time was now and I along with my significant other decided to make it happen. We welcome to our business portfolio Newton's Hair Studio One, where we have created an incredible destination for like minded stylists and barbers to thrive in a beautiful establishment. Visit us online at www.newtonshairstudioone.com

One half of one of my all time favorite hip hop duos has passed. Prodigy of Mobb Deep.

I can remember back in the early 90's when I had the opportunity to meet Prodigy through one of my family members who grew up with P in Queens, Ny.  I remember Prodigy asking me how did I get my album that I released pressed up without using a record label. They had just released their first album and really didn't know the inner workings of the record business. We chopped it up briefly as I watched Havoc cook up some beats at his home in Hempstead, NY. I was able to catch a few studio sessions with them when they were mixing the scarface sampled track G.O.D. Pt.III Very cool down to earth dude Prodigy was. S.I.P my brother.  Always will be one of my favorite rap duos of the 90's.   

I can remember back in the early 90's when I had the opportunity to meet Prodigy through one of my family members who grew up with P in Queens, Ny.  I remember Prodigy asking me how did I get my album that I released pressed up without using a record label. They had just released their first album and really didn't know the inner workings of the record business. We chopped it up briefly as I watched Havoc cook up some beats at his home in Hempstead, NY. I was able to catch a few studio sessions with them when they were mixing the scarface sampled track G.O.D. Pt.III Very cool down to earth dude Prodigy was. S.I.P my brother.  Always will be one of my favorite rap duos of the 90's. 

 

What Does Success Mean To You?

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Success can mean so many different things for so many people. What I consider success and what you consider to be the definition of success may differ. Achieving a goal can be considered success for some. Being loaded with money may be what you consider success. Being able to reach back and help others achieve greatness may be ones definition of success. Who's definition of success are you living by? I've helped so many people learn on so many different levels and not ask for anything in return. Would you consider that to be a success in your book? 

If you are doing better this year than you were doing last year then I would consider you a success. Progressing forward and growing in all areas of your life means the seed of success has been planted and growing. You can't let the television continue to shape and define what success is supposed to look like. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with having and wanting nice things. But things do not make one successful. Think about this for a second, you could have great credit and get all of the nice things your heart desires, does that mean your a success or does that mean you're now in debt? :-) 

When I was much younger I really thought success meant having the nice cars, the big house, and plenty of money in the bank. That's coming from someone who was consumed with sitting in front of the television as a young kid living in the hood and watching music videos all day lol. I'm so thankful that I grew up in my thinking!!! Success can mean so many different things and come in so many different forms. With all of the things I have achieved in my life from where I once was to where I am today, I would consider myself a success. Are you? What does success mean to you? Feel free to comment like and share this. 

Working with an incredibly talented singer/songwriter MelodikTonez.

Coming this spring with her DETOX EP, I had the opportunity to produce a couple of records for this up and coming young phenom. Make sure you guys keep your eyes and ears open for this rising star in the coming months. And be sure to go follow her on her social media platforms. Facebook: IamMelodikTonez Twitter: @MelodikTonez Instagram: @MelodikTonez 

FULL CIRCLE MNGT. 

 

What Is Your Reason Why?

What is your reason why? In life if your reason why is big enough the how will usually take care of itself. I didn't always have the resources I now have at one point in my life. But the hunger deep down inside of me always saw what the end result could possibly look like. I've held that picture for years in the forefront of my mind until one day some of those thoughts slowly began to manifest themselves. I can remember writing down what I wanted my ideal day to consist of in my journal almost 11 years ago. I sat and visualized everything exactly how I wanted it to be, from sun up to sun down. It kind of freaked me out slightly because most of those same thoughts I wrote on that paper had actually taken form in my life and I hadn't realized it until I re-read my journal. My eyes swelled up with water because I forgot that I mentioned I wanted to be overlooking the city from my balcony in my 2 story home. And it's exactly what I was able to do!! I encourage you to write down those dreams in every location you can, write down your ideal day and watch what begins to happen in your life. I DARE YOU!!! :-)

It's Your Vision Not Theirs

I can remember when I went to look at my 400 sq. ft. studio location for my photography and videography work. The rental agent and myself were looking at different offices for me to lease. He asked what type of business did I plan on opening so I told him it would be my studio location for photography and videography. He said "oh ok cool", so we took care of all the paperwork and the next couple of days I was in my soon to be studio. I immediately created my to do list of things I needed such as the paint color, blinds for my windows, drapes, an ottoman, clothes rack, and a few more what nots I would need.

After a few days I'm pretty much ready to open up for business. The paint has dried nicely with exactly the perfect color I needed for my walls. I went out took a few photos I had shot previously and hang them on the walls. Just so happen as I was pulling into the studio that day my rental agent was their showing another office, he said let me check out the studio. I opened up the door and he was pretty much blown away with what I had did with the office. He slowly told me "wow man I have to be honest with you I could not see this office being a studio, this is really nice."

So the moral of this story is it wasn't his vision so he wasn't suppose to see what I saw in my mind. It's almost impossible for other people to see what you see. It's your vision not theirs. So don't get frustrated when other people you mention your dreams and goals to don't quite give you the feedback or responses that your looking for. For years Iv'e always created something out of nothing. If you believe in anything strongly enough you will find a way to make it happen. Just remember at the end of the day it's your vision not theirs.