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🇵🇷Jess Designs Jewelry🇵🇷

Buenos Dias Mi Gente!!

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Bienvenido, today I will be talking about what has inspired me as an artist and where I will interview other artists, art students, and people involved in the art & entertainment  world and who are community activist in the coming months. I am always touched and empowered by the stories of artists and powerful people in the art world and I wanted to use this opportunity to get to know what inspires others. I wanted to give credit to a few of the artists that have really impacted and inspired me. I started my interviews with my dearest friends and fellow Boricuas, Ponce Solo & Iris Toro. Today, I want to introduce you to Jess Flores.

Please Meet Jessica Flores:

First and foremost, I respect the privacy of my friends as many of them may prefer to be anonymize. Let me introduce her to you my friends. Jess Flores, was born in New York raised in Chicago and reborn in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. She is a Chicago-based jewelry artist that focuses her talents and her endeavors for the grater good of helping our people in the on going recovery in Puerto Rico, as well as our brothers and sisters in other countries around the world. Jessica is a jewelry designer & entrepreneur.

In Her Own Words:

I am a jewelry designer based in Chicago who specializes in beading one of a kind statement pieces. My jewelry is distinct and it is all handcrafted with inspiration. Along the journey my artisan mother, M.C. has become involved; together we create unique jewelry pieces utilizing a variety of materials and techniques.

I enjoy selling at community centers, art & craft shows/fairs, festivals, special events, etc. I also have a passion for photography, art and travel. On Instagram I’ll be sharing a bit of my handcrafted work. Pictures I have posted so far of my handmade jewelry are unavailable; have been sold. But in future Instagram posts I will list if a certain piece is for sell : ) If in the future there is something listed that is avail that you like and would be interested, please feel free to email me. I must inform that I don’t typically have a stock of selling an item. So if something sells out, it may be re-created But it will never be exactly the same. Sometimes it can’t even be re-created due to the limitation and availability of certain gems & beads. Then again, that is the beauty of getting a rarity from #JessDesigns. It will truly be one of a kind!
Having said all that, Have Fun looking through my gallery & virtual boutique of handcrafted work.

“A glimpse of running my own brand at today’s jewelry show. However, very few get to see the “behind the scenes” of hard work, long hours and preparation; along with down talks, criticisms and judgements -but that’s part of being an Entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs gotta go through certain things that others will not want to go through. It’s not always easy, as the details are many and I’m sure there is more to come. Long live the passion, -most grateful for all the love & support shown. From all around the states and even the globe, – Heck Yes… Girls’ can run things and make it happen.”

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Jess says,”HOPE & FAITH has the power to keep one safe & strong during critical times… Much strength to my island of origin Puerto Rico♡ And the neighboring islands ~ (U.S. Virgin Islands, Turks & Caicos, Dominican Republic)… Also much strength & relief to those affected by the earthquake in Mexico. Let’s prayer up! May Hope & Help be delivered asap!!!♡ (www.UnitedForPuertoRico.com) Please try to find grassroots efforts in your area; such as legit local organizations,- so that people in need can actually get helped.”

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Today, I wanted to show off my Puerto Rican Pride by showing ya’ll these amazing pieces made by a Boricua for Boricuas like you and me. I recently got these amazing pieces from @jessdesignsjewelry from Instagram. She, is a reputable jewelry designer and makes amazing and beautiful pieces. Currently, she is working on putting her website together but in the mean time the best way to get ahold of her and order these exact pieces as well as amazing others is to contact her directly through email: JessDesignsJewelry@gmail.com

Custom handmade jewelry made with much love, long hours and dedication to the crafting of such beautiful creations. Please, go to Instagram to check out her other beautiful and stylish pieces! Gracias for reading this article about my dear friend and fellow Taina, Jessica Flores.
Please be sure to check out his Instagram to check out more of his creations and also his Etsy Shop & Facebook is provided below for more info if you’re interested in networking.

Contact:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com

Narcotechs Apparel Coming Soon

The inspiration for the brand was centered around Doza’s innovational view of Unity Of All Latinos Worldwide.

 

20% of all sales will go to the relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

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Instagram is the best way to contact Doza, he will be taking orders for the clothing line starting March 1, 2019.

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Contact:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dozathedrumdealer/?hl=en

 

Bobbito Ross Pa’lante, Siempre Pa’lante!!

Buen Dia Mi Gente!!

“Pa’lante, Siempre Pa’lante” which means “Forward, Always Forward!”

– Bobbito Ross

Bienvenido, today I will be talking about what has inspired me as an artist and where I will interview other artists, art students, and people involved in the art & entertainment  world and who are community activist in the coming months. I am always touched and empowered by the stories of artists and powerful people in the art world and I wanted to use this opportunity to get to know what inspires others.

I wanted to give credit to a few of the artists that have really impacted and inspired me. I started my interviews with my dearest friends and fellow Boricuas, Ponce Solo, Jessica Flores & Iris Toro. Today, I want to introduce you to mi hermano y amigo, Bobbito Ross.

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Bobbito Ross, also known as, Layzor Ghunnzz is an artist from Jamaica Queens, New York that brings an unique blend of culture, creativity, and spontaneity to his work. Ross, who goes by an English surname, actually is of Borikén descent and implements not only his Puerto Rican roots to his work but elements of NYC life, pop culture, and politics.

His work for the past years have used revealing aspects of our Puerto Rican history, which have a profound impact on our contemporary culture today. In the current climate where many believe history has no relevance, I find myself continually returning to those aspects that are often hidden or misrepresented in the “official” recordings for posterity.

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While, growing up in his hometown of Jamaica, Queens his affair with art began while watching cartoons and having exposure to graffiti artwork on the elevated NYC Subway Trains. However, this was just the early foundation to Bobbito’s career as an artist. Even though, he was already a skilled artist at an early age he still expanded his knowledge of art while attending Hillcrest High school.

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Bobbito’s work takes on various forms intended to draw in the viewer as co-author and witness, create new and unpredictable cycles of thoughts and associations, providing an experimental chance to challenge one’s perceptions, perspectives and assumptions.

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“Pa’lante, Siempre Pa’lante! That’s all I gotta say.” 💪🏾👑🔫💥💥💥 #BOBBITOROSS

Then, after graduating from high school he attended The Fashion Institute of Technology for Advertising design in NYC to further his education. Furthermore, post his formative and college years, Bobbito Ross started to work on his art extensively not only in New York City’s scenic landscape but also in the comfort of his own home. His work embeds a blend of expressive and polished elements that can be seen in his free-styled pieces as well as his commissioned work.

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I feel that Bobbito’s artwork takes a critical view of social, political and cultural issues.  Often referencing our native Taino history, his work explores the varying relationships between popular culture and fine art. Having engaged subjects as diverse as the civil rights movements his work reproduces familiar visual and aural signs, arranging them into new conceptually layered installations.

“It’s BIGGER Than Me.” – Bobbito Ross

While he uses a variety of materials and processes in each project his methodology is consistent. Although there may not always be material similarities between the different projects they are linked by recurring formal concerns and through the subject matter.

The subject matter of each body of work determines the materials and the forms of the work.  Each project often consists of multiple works, often in a range of different media, grouped around specific themes and meanings.  During research and production new areas of interest arise and lead to the next body of work.

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In addition, Ross’s work has already been shown through media platforms and personalities such as Pinta por la Patria, Nuestro Ideal and Together We Rise PR. Which were all fundraisers for the relief efforts for the Island of Borikén after the island was hit with catastrophic hurricanes that decimated the Island. However, this is just the beginning as Ross plans to navigate through the art world and bring his work to an even larger audience. One interesting thing about Bobbito is that he is not just an artist but he is also a Music Producer and an Emcee and these two artistic platforms is where you can catch him at when he is not doing his artwork.

“Thank you to All who purchased this design. It started with an idea I did for myself and from there it manifested into another and another and another. If anyone is interested in purchasing the T-shirt just DM.” 🙌🏾🙏🏽💪🏾🔫💥💥💥 Art work by @bobbitoross #WUPALANTE

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Gracias for reading this article about my dear friend and fellow Taino, Bobbito Ross. Please be sure to check out his Instagram to check out more of his creations and also his email is provided below for more info if you’re interested in networking.

Contact:

 

Email: bobbitoross@hotmail.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bobbitoross/

 

Muchos Gracias!

 

 

Doza The Drumdealer aka Illy Colón Entrepreneur

Buen Dia Mi Gente!!

 

 

 

 

Bienvenido, today I will be talking about what has inspired me as an artist and where I will interview other artists, art students, and people involved in the art & entertainment world and who are community activist in the coming months. I am always touched and empowered by the stories of artists and powerful people in the art world and I wanted to use this opportunity to get to know what inspires others.

Please Meet Doza The Drumdealer aka Illy Colón:

I wanted to give credit to a few of the artists that have really impacted and inspired me. I started my interviews with my dearest friends and fellow Boricuas, Ponce Solo, Jessica Flores, Iris Toro, Bobbito Ross & El Vis Katari. Today, I want to introduce you to mi hermano y amigo fellow Taino, Doza The Drum Dealer aka Illy Colon.

 

 

 

 

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Doza the Drum Dealer is a Brooklyn born producer/songwriter. His musical style isn’t limited to one genre in fact it can best be described as a hybrid sound. He takes the trunk rattling 808s of today’s music and blends them with old school samples and break-beats bridging the gap between the originators and the innovators. His influences include DJ Premiere The Rza Pete Rock Easy Mo bee and Havoc of Mobb Deep. He told me his style of sampling uses the chops like instruments creating original melodies out of single notes. His rhymes style is also a hybrid between lyricism and cadence he is fully capable of adjusting his flow and finding the pocket to rock and boom bap or trap beat. His musical background comes from his father who was a Timbalero and a Congero.

Doza learned to play from his father and was hooked from an early age. He played in the High School band while in the 4th grade. He began rapping in the lunchroom while attending High school and was able to make instrumentals by looping the end of songs that had empty space at the end by using the pause record method. Once he was able to make a loop that was on beat he was able to soon develop that knack into full fledged producing.

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I asked him about his earlier start of his career to which he told me he was in a local Brooklyn group called the Coalition with two other MC’s Godbless who is now the CEO of Street Loyalty Ent and DJ Fort Nox who is now one if the premiere DJ’s in New Yorks club scene today. Unfortunately due to legal trouble Doza was forced to take a hiatus from what he loved but is now back and working at a feverish pace.

Since releasing 3 group projects The Narcotechs (self titled) , Soulfrito, and TRES. And 2 solo projects entirely self produced MJLAR and DOZAS WORST WEEK EVER (which are available everywhere) Doza is now gearing up for his 3rd solo project LUFTHANSA which should be released by March 2019. Six quality projects within a 2 year time period shows his work ethic is serious.

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Doza was really elated to let me know, so I could pass this on to you guys the launch of his new clothing line Narcotechs!! I myself am super excited about this new venture for my friend, truly exciting news!! He says,”it’s unreal saying that out-loud, but we do & it’s here!” Perfect for any occasion comfy and stylish, we’ve been wearing ours around everywhere! The inspiration for the brand was centered around his invitational view of Unity Of All Latinos Worldwide. Instagram is the best way to contact him, he will be taking orders for the clothing line starting March 1st.

20% of all sales will go to the relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

Gracias for reading this article about my dear friend and fellow Boriken, Doza The Drum Dealer aka Illy Colon. Please be sure to visit Apple, Spotify & SoundCloud to check out more of his music and also his Instagram is provided below for more info if you’re interested in networking.

 

Network Contact:

Ig :@dozathedrumdealer

https://www.instagram.com/dozathedrumdealer/?hl=en

 

Music:

Spotify:

 

 

 

 

 

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/doza-the-drum-dealer/1267487733

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx8dShogL-xEMNpRtcBeBHw

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZaUAJUYKhQgoFAQZpF3WrQ

Also on SoundCloud

 

 

 

 

 

Triplevibes Radio – Doza The Drumdealer Radio Interview

Bienvenidos Mi Gente!!

I will be talking about what has inspired me as an artist and where I will interview other artists, art students, and people involved in the art & entertainment world and who are community activist in the coming months. I am always touched and empowered by the stories of artists and powerful people in the art world and I wanted to use this opportunity to get to know what inspires others. I wanted to give credit to a few of the artists that have really impacted and inspired me. I started my interviews with my dearest friends and fellow Boricuas, Ponce Solo, Jessica Flores, Iris Toro & Bobbito Ross.

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Today’s topic of discussion, I’d love to take you & introduce you to mi Boriken hermano y closest amigo who is from Brooklyn, NY & is a talented singer – songwriter – clothing line designer, Doza The Drumdealer aka Illy Colon & The Narcotechs and take you behind the scenes of the music.

Welcome To The League

 

 

Doza, was a guest on the Triplevibes Radio Station last year to discuss a few topics on Triple Threat Thursday. This video, will feat. a couple of his songs and get insight into his & the groups music.

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New Blog Coming Soon:

Doza The Drumdealer aka Illy Colon Entrepreneur

 

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/doza-the-drum-dealer/1267487733

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx8dShogL-xEMNpRtcBeBHw

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZaUAJUYKhQgoFAQZpF3WrQ

Señor Joe Torres

“It’s been a long day without you, my friend
And I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again
We’ve come a long way from where we began
Oh I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again
When I see you again.” – Wiz Khalifa

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Anyone who knew Senor Joe Torres knows of his generosity, work ethic, humility and selflessness but above all his love and dedication to us his family. Whatever he was involved in, he made sure that it was done the right way. He never cut corners, and always made sure others were happy. He continued this even as he lay in bed in ICU.

 This gofundme campaign was setup to help pay for the funeral costs and other expenses brought on by the death of Joe A Torres, 56, who passed away on 1/13/2019 after a short battle with an aggressive cancer.
 
 Joe Torres was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, and a loyal friend. He leaves behind the love of his life, Frances and his two children, Sandi and Joey. He was an amazing husband, father, and a loyal friend. Joe will be truly missed, but his memory will be carried on forever in the lives of those he touched. 

We humbly ask that you help to provide financial support to his family who is going through so much right now. Please contribute whatever you can to help support Joe’s wife and two children during their time of need.

 https://www.gofundme.com/joe-torres-funeral-cost

“Albert Einstein once said, “Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us, our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life.””

In conclusion, Señor Torres will be missed dearly. People like Joe are one in a million. Anyone who was around him knew of his generosity, work ethic, humility, and selflessness.

“So let us celebrate Senor Joe Torres’ life and continue his legacy. Thank you Joe. We love you, and will miss you.” – La Familia