Everyday life experiences intrigue me,
motivating me to be the best me I can be. I come from a background of strong
religious beliefs and I may get a little wild and crazy from time to time as an
entertainment personality but there's a warm calm caring side of me and I enjoy
helping others. I love music because it helps put the reality of emotions in
perspective, any emotion that you have ever felt you will always be able to
find a song about it which also lets you know that you are not the only person
who has experienced a situation that you may be going through. I have been
inspired by music since I was a young girl, I started my own girl group we
rapped and sung, those where the good days. I remember one of my cousins taking
me to a concert my passion for music grew deeper and I fell in love with music
and entertainment all over again, looking on stage at the performers and
realizing all the hard work that goes into a show, at that moment is when I
knew music was meaningful, influential, and powerful, I wanted to be a part of
it. I attended Virginia Commonwealth University where I started my own radio
show and also during my college term I interned at WRIC Channel 8 News and WBTJ
106.5 The Beat in Richmond, VA. After graduating I landed a job here at WJJS
104.9/102.7 Jammin JJS bringing me back to my home-city. I’m striving to send
positive messages to the world and I aspire to walk up many avenues and take advantage
of the many adventures life has to offer and I won't stop, dreams come true if
you are a believer....AMBITION AND LOVE!
As a result of the Trayvon Martin case and it’s verdict has made racism and profiling, as well as colorism as a main topic of discussion this year, and now J. Cole is weighing in.
In a recent interview with BET, and on the heels of celebrating his second #1 album, Jermaine gets deep as he talks about the color issues in Hip Hop. He also reveals that he was recently profiled by police while driving through Times Square, and admits that he may not have been as successful if he were a dark skin man. That’s just the sad reality of America.
Peep the highlights: BET.com: You’ve talked about including dark-skinned women in your music videos versus all light-skinned women. The light-skinned, dark-skinned issue certainly affects women in hip hop; does it affect men in hip hop?
I can’t say it for sure but I just think we’re still in America. We’re still Black Americans. Those mental chains are still in us. That brainwashing that tells us that light skin is better, it’s subconsciously in us, whether we know it or not… still pursuing light skin women.
There are some women out there that are like, “I don’t even like light skin men” and that’s fine. But Barack Obama would not be President if he were dark skin. You know what I mean? That’s just the truth.
I might not be as successful as I am now if I was dark skin. I’m not saying that for sure, I’m still as talented as I am and Obama is still as smart as he is, but it’s just a sad truth… I don’t even know if this is going to translate well into text and people not hearing what I’m saying, but it’s a sad reality.
So I can only naturally assume it’s probably easier for a light skin male rapper than it might be for a dark skin male rapper. It’s all subconscious s***, nobody’s aware — I think that s*** still subconsciously affects us.