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DonShea Harris Dream Warriors Interview

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Written by Jessie C


Hey guys good afternoon it’s me Jess coming back to you guys with our segment #Dreamwarriors. This week our special guest is from Cincinnati, Ohio and he’s 27. He has been making waves and makes it his business to be a part of multiple streams of income. He recently has gotten married and a beautiful baby girl in the last couple of years. 

Everyone welcome Mr. DonShea Harris, thanks for taking the time out.

Donshea: It’s an honor to be featured, thank you for having me 

Jess: Before we start asking questions as I normally do, just wanted to acknowledge a couple things that happened recently. 1 of 2 things, I seen recently you visited a school and took time out to speak with some of the youth out in your community.

DonShea: Yes, I got to talk to the kids because my financial advisor is the coach for that team. The school is North College Hill Middle School. He’s been following my success for a while and wanted me to talk to the kids about how team = success when performed the right way. Speaking to the kids focused more so about team work and how I incorporate team work in my career now. I gave a really good talk that day. 

Jess: Awesome and I also seen you were part of a podcast interview. How did that come together?

DonShea: The podcast interview came about because the young lady and myself had been following each other for some time and our schedules lined up perfectly to do the interview. My interview was about my journey and the ups and downs of network marketing and what I went through with the MLM World Ventures and the switching over process. It was a lot of fun. That podcast airs next Monday btw.

Jess: Everyone be sure to check that out, I’m sure it will be awesome. If you guys don’t know already but follow his Instagram page @sheashowout for that interview, I believe the young lady has a #YouTube channel as well. I may also promote the link of that interview and you guys can always check me on my #Instagram @jessie5_world. Awesome stuff... 

So besides this what is something that you are being a part of ? 

DonShea: Right now I’m involved in the foreign exchange market. I’m studying how to trade currencies from one country to another and collect my funds in the middle.

Jess: Sounds dope.. and a dream of yours? 

Donshea: I have a dream to reach billion dollar status by 40. I want to create at least 100 millionaires in my life time. 

Jess: Amen to that. We gotta promote one another and bring the riders along with us. The abundance we shall receive will be tremendous. 

Any major obstacles along the way ?


DonShea: I was a member of this travel club before and some financial issues took place. My experience left me and my family with some tough obstacles to face but we handled them with pride and dignity and respect. It left me to make a decision on if i was going to partake in another company and build from the ground up. We left and didn’t look back, now we’re generating more and helping people BETTER. If that makes sense.

Jess: Sounds like a winning situation all around and yes I can imagine it wasn’t easy in the beginning of transition. What can you say you learned from it?

DonShea: Something i learned from that is to partake in my own rescue. I’ve learned to build a brand that represents me and my team the best way. We’re really taking networking to a global platform.


Jess: Absolutely, your brand is everything.

What makes you continue to go hard?


DonShea: Something that makes me continue my dreams is the fact that i was not born with a silver spoon in my mouth. My kids will be born with silver spoons and they will be rich and not even know it. 

Jess: The generations to come are important, definitely have to build legacies for them, not just ourselves.

DonShea, do you feel you are a strong individual?

DonShea: I feel like I’m a strong individual on the fact that I’ve but multiple organizations or hundreds of people involved. I’m also the backbone of my family, I’m the eldest of 8.

Jess: sheesh .. most feel like a lot of pressure on your part, no?

DonShea: My siblings are legit replicas of me. Like they have so much of me in them it’s almost no pressure at all. Plus we are all best friends so it’s a given that they will follow in my footsteps and even succeed my success ! I wish i could be them sometimes lol.

Jess: awww, that’s all great to hear.

This was epic, I thank you for taking the time out once again.

DonShea: I’m glad I could help and be a part of this dope opportunity.

Jess: Well, there you guys have it, a 27 year old entrepreneur, husband, father, mentor, brother. He’s holding it down and not giving up on making those growing decisions. Link will be a part of my bio in #Dreamwarriors blog section on Instagram @jessie5_world. We also have to take time out and thank @davenoodlez and @stereotypeco for allowing us to share all the #warriors stories. Any other questions feel free to email me or check out my linktree for more of the services/products I provide. Peace and love.

Andrew Daniell is Not like the other kids

Amanda Giordano

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Hmmm why am I not like them other kids? Well first I would love to start with the most important reason, we were all created by God to be different and live with a purpose here in this short life. A purpose that in one way or another, impacts others and helps them serve their purpose and so on. We’ve all been blessed with gifts. I also feel what makes me different than most, is that I’ve learn to utilize my gifts to its fullest potential to help serve others. I don’t use my gifts for self gain. I use my gifts to encourage, inspire, and help others in any way possible In hopes to create a domino effect of blessings for the next person. Everyone matters. If you woke up today, then you have some serving to do. Use those gifts because it’s a blessing to be a blessing in someone else’s life. Who knows what tipping that 1st domino can do in the long run.

Eddy I. uploadED Interview

Amanda Giordano

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Why did you make this album?

Well, this album is very focused on Emotion. I've learned a lot about people growing up. Being so disconnected from everything because I didn't have much of a social life or any friends kinda helped me in a way. Helped me see everyone with an unbiased view and I saw lots of similarities in people that wouldn't normally be involved with one another. 

for example, a "cool kid" and a "nerd" wouldn't chill together cause their worlds and lives are so different, they feel like they wouldn't have anything in common. I saw happiness, pain, struggle, and everything else that a person growing up would have to see. From all sides.

What inspired the title 'uploadED'?

The title "UploadED" was more of a play on words than anything. I had struggled for a while with what I should title the album but it eventually came down to "what would make the most sense right now?"

So I kinda figured, EVERYONE is on the internet. EVERYONE knows what 'uploading' is. They do it every day. Every couple of minutes. So the meaning is just sharing information. Pieces of me. My emotions, my experiences, my mantras. Hence the "-ED" part. All in all, I wanted to make the whole sharing aspect easy for everyone to understand. 

If you could do remix to one song on the album and anyone as your guest feature, what song what it would be and who would you have on it?

oh hell yeah Coupe, easy. the feature is kinda hard to pick but i'm gonna go weird and say either Amine or Blackbear. I feel like they would kill it.

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Who helped make this album what it is? Writers, Producers, Muses, Support System, Etc
J. Glaze, Elaine Kristal, Tyrone Briggs, Remark, and Cossy. They really made this album shine, man. Super grateful for them. As far as direct inspirations, there's a HUGE list but I'm going to try and shorten it as much as possible: 

ONE. My mother. She's my best friend, and I mention her a couple of times in this album and will continue to do so for a long time lmao. She's my rock and she always keeps my head on straight whenever I'm about to drive myself crazy. 

TWO. My favorite uncle. He's the reason I am the man I am today and I truly believe I owe him. I wouldn't have ever considered touching a microphone, a video game controller, or anything I've been addicted to my whole life if not for his influence. 

THREE. Ducky. You'll hear about her on the album. She's the love of my life, and the story you'll hear when listening to UploadED is about a good portion of my experiences with her. She's helped me grow, and I thank her for everything she's done for me. I'll never forget it.

FOUR. Mi Tia Dora, may she rest in peace. She's such a beautiful soul that has always been there for me. Most definitely one of my sweetest family members. A weirdo like me, and always made me feel loved even when I was going through a lot of internal conflict. I dedicated this album to her life. I love you, Tia Dora.

I'll just leave it at four names for now, but the rest of you know I love you. I just don't wanna make this a TL;DR moment LOL

What is your favorite track? Why?

I have 2 favorite songs. Lost is my personal favorite and Coupe is my favorite song to listen to. Lost brings me to a point of realization. It talks about me dealing with loss, being vulerable, and wanting to be better. I feel like that song also just SOUNDS good, yknow? Message aside, I think just sonically, it's a good song which kinda captures exactly what I want to be able to do with my music. I want to be able to make songs that mean something, but at the same time you can repeat it. I hate listening to a song that has such a powerful meaning, but is only entertaining enough for ONE play. So yeah, Lost.

Coupe though, is just SO LIT lmfao. I've never had so much fun working on a song before Coupe. It's that self-confidence anthem I needed for myself. I made the song around the time I was freshly-single. I was rolling around in my first car, a 2000 Honda Civic EX. Yeah, a coupe haha. Girls were on me, I had a good time, shit was looking good. (excuse my language, I was doing so well.) I just wanted to capture the feel of a time when I loved myself the most, and was happy with who I was. As you can tell, it was pretty turnt.

When did you know you wanted to make music?

My family loves music. There wasn't a day we wouldn't have music blasting in the house. I used to have Biggie and Eminem playing off of my mom's old ipod, and my uncle would be making beats back when FL Studio was Fruity Loops. After hearing all the beats, I just wanted to rap to them. I was trash back then so let's just move on.

What is your goal as an artist?

TO BLOW UP AND THEN ACT LIKE I DON'T KNOW NOBODY HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA

okay just kidding. 

I want to spread love, man. I wanna be that one kid from that one place people never heard of and make history. I want to change the world. I know these are all big vague things, but I want to do it all. Staten Island needs a new breath of life, and I truly believe I can make that happen. I just need help.

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What is your dream now that you just accomplished this dream? 

I want to get my mom outta here. She wants to be closer to the rest of the family, so I want to take her wherever she wants to go, and I want to make sure she doesn't ever have to work again. Same thing with my uncle, and my whole family. 

I want to get all of my closest friends together and build a team. I don't want anyone I love to have to deal with a deadend job. I want us to live our dreams. I want us to be happy. So we ain't done until that happens. 


Have you ever been Stereotype'd? Tell us more

Hell yeah. My whole life. Being different. Being weird. It put me in a box, y'know? I wasn't popular, so naturally when I told people I wanted to grow up to be a rich and famous rapper, they'd write me off cause no one liked me enough to think it was possible. I was that outsider.

Have you ever broke a Stereotype someone had of you? Tell us about it

THE WORLD. I'm not stopping until I've reached everyone. The people WILL know about The Stat. The people WILL know about Team Salsa. They WILL know about Eddy I. As long as I'm still here on Earth, breathing. I will do everything I can in my power to show people what they've been missing this whole time.

What's next for Eddy I? 

My first album, UploadED is out now on all digital platforms. I worked for 5 years to put together a project that I'm truly proud of and I hope you all like it. This album means the world to me. I love you all, and I promise you the world is going to know about us. The Stat. Forever. #TeamSalsa

Respect the Artist with Adan Palermo Interview

Amanda Giordano

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How did you get into art?

I started drawing at a early age but my father actually encouraged me. I was about 5 and he had observed me drawing and pretty much said to me that he believed I could do it. I would free draw but I would trace too and it was one moment where apparently that really worked, I stopped tracing and really giving into this talent he believed I had potential for. 

My eldest brother was the original artist of the family, he inspired through my adolescence. 
My mother was a constant encouragement. She ordered a home test for me years ago for this art school she saw on TV. I completed the test and passed but we couldn't afford it but that was still a memorable moment to me. 

What did you do to advance your skills/knowledge?

In high school I joined a art organization that focused on empowerment through making art be a tool for social change. We made murals that were on a chosen social justice issue and from there we'd all come together as youth artist along with our teaching artist(s) to discuss the topic through workshops, we'd take our research and create visual interpretations of the information we gathered and then create our design as a team. It was all that team work that helped me get an eye to different peoples styles, my age and older. Creating the murals became the experimental lab where we'd learn to paint, learn techniques and better your skills and you always had something to learn.

It was a whole lot of skill sharing between artist, learning and practicing techniques. There were insightful lessons on color, perspective, scale, it goes on. From there id take my notes and practice, PRACTICE is the key to developing skills and training your artistic muscle and artist eye. The workshops would be interesting because sometimes I knew what the teaching artist was describing because I had done it on my own but didnt know the name of the technique or why I chose that color. I built some art literacy through these workshops and it just helped me repeat what I had done in the past but better or just learn to verbalize the process of creating.

What’s your prefer use of medium? (paint, Ink, digital)

I prefer to use fine tip black ink markers for sketching.

Acrylics on canvas, birch wood, cardboard and for mural painting.

Dabbling with spray paints, its fun to switch from brush and cans because the handling is different but I use it also for murals.

On extra free time, chalk drawings are something I love to experiment.

The only carving I do is when Pumpkin ( even watermelon ) carving. I thank my friends at Maniac Pumpkin Carvers for that.

Do you have an Artist name? How did you get your Artist name?

The artist name I adopted is simply Sketch. I liked it because how short it is and I could practice creating a tag for it back when I had a black book in '09.

However it also fit because I draw on anything, so it was a constant verb so I became Sketch.

Who inspires you?

Children, they have this authentic vision of what art is and to me that's the creativity we all hope to preserve as evolving artist, the creative child that is having fun making art.

Ive seen a lot of people become that as adults but over the years I've seen the creativity spur out of my siblings who just wanted to make something. Shout out to them and children like Erik, Anthony and Ivana who've made coloring in books exciting again..

..& myself, I inspire me.

What is your goal when you make art?

Improving my technique and learning new mediums.

What's your go to song right now?

Cancion del elegido - Silvio Rodriguez

What is your dream as a artist?

My dream as a artist is to be multidisciplinary in the creative field and to also use repurposed materials for art making. I want to make other artist think carefully about the use of mediums or materials that contain chemicals or trash otherwise reusable items.

Also to travel and make murals in different parts around the world.

What is some advice you would give to someone with a dream to become an artist?

Go ahead and do it, art is more than a job and a passion. Its a calling for a craft that lets you create and gives abundant happiness to you or those around you.


Where can people find you? (social media, website, etc)

Instagram : Sketch_93

Tips for New Parents: Advice for a Successful Segue Back to Work

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Written by Eva Benoit


Facing the return to work after having a baby can be a physical and emotional challenge.

Thankfully, new parents have lots of great options. Here is important information on making the

transition back into the workforce a successful one.


Employed by someone else

Back to the grind

Transitioning back into a traditional career role after maternity or paternity leave can be

challenging in many respects. In addition to missing your little one, getting back into the groove

of working outside the home can sometimes be awkward at best. As The Guardian points out,

after taking time off, parents can feel like they aren’t quite up to snuff. After weeks away, you

might be afraid your hard-earned skills and knowledge will be rusty. However, you now have

fresh experiences and perspectives to share with others, and your insights into interacting with

people is enriched.


Whether you’re returning to an existing position or planning to make a career move, revisiting

your resume can bolster your confidence and help you articulate all you gained from your time

away. Plan to examine an online, proven resume template to walk you through the process.


Self-employment

Working from home

If you’re ready to trade working outside the home for working remotely, one great way to test the

waters of self-employment is through ecommerce. The key to establishing a successful

ecommerce business of your own is to grow an active customer base, so you need to focus on

a number of building blocks with that in mind. To stand out from the crowd, create a great

website with an attractive, user-friendly design, and be sure the images are high-quality. Think

of a particularly novel presentation and sales perspective, and offer outstanding customer

support. You’ll also want to harness the power of social media like Instagram and Facebook to

boost a following.



Depending on your background, there are several other ideas out there for becoming a work-at-

home parent, such as turning a hobby into a business. Maybe you love crafting or landscaping,

or you are handy with home repairs. Some other ideas are dog walking, babysitting, or, if you’re

good with numbers, you could do some bookkeeping. Consider your strengths and

experiences, and how they could contribute in framing your work.

Pros and cons

Same workplace, new you

There are many benefits of returning to your workplace, such as the break from parenting and

spending time with other adults, but you might want to restrict some of the burden you managed

before. For instance, if you were the go-to for overtime, your priorities have likely changed. It

helps to discuss your transition with your supervisor, ideally face-to-face, but outside your work

environment. Some employers might allow you to work from home at times, or as Working

Mother suggests, you might be able to ease back into the routine with a part-time schedule.

Discuss your priorities and explore what options could help you manage the transition well.

When you do resume your role, strategize to your advantage. Plan to delegate as much as possible, and embrace a healthy balance between your workplace and parenthood.

Your work, your way

Self-employment is a great option for new parents, offering you independence and the

opportunity to still focus on your little one. You can also flex your hours according to other

obligations, but if you haven’t made the journey of self-employment before, it can be a daunting

thought. This is especially true if you’re used to the security of benefits through your employer,

need to rely on human resources to withhold taxes, or if you tend to get stressed out with family

distractions. On the upside, you can save on childcare and the cost of commuting. Depending

on your former role, you might also save on your wardrobe. Bear in mind as Verywell Family

points out that if you are in the midst of climbing a corporate ladder, it can mean a bump in your

career, so it’s crucial to weigh pros and cons carefully.


After having a baby, going back to work can be challenging. Think through how you want your

lifestyle to look and what will facilitate your situation. With some thoughtful strategies you can

segue back to work successfully.

James Rich Dream Warriors Interview

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Written by Jessie C

Hey guys we are in the month of December and more holidays coming our way. Let’s focus more on loving and spending time with one another instead of fighting or complaining. Life is too short to allow things to change your mood and dictate how you spend your days. Let’s take responsibility and control of our situations, not only a “New Year Resolution” but an all-around “Life Resolution”. Now let’s get in the segment this week with our #DreamWarrior, this week we have another local. Remember guys like and share these interviews so we can affect more Dreamwarriors out there. Our Dreamwarrior is a multi-talented musician, a support to the community and a father to new baby girl. Everyone please give a warm welcome to Mr. James Rich.

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Jess: Thank you for coming

 

James: Appreciate you having me a part of this opportunity

 

Jess: What is a Dreamwarrior?

 

James: Not to be basic but I would say someone who fights for their dreams. Someone willing to sacrifice what others won’t for their dream.

 

Jess: What are some things you’d love to partake in?

 

James: My dream is to make enough money so my mother can stop working.

 

Jess: I hear that, that’s a great dream and taking care of home after getting to that financial stability is awesome.

 

Jess: Do you feel a person that is considered a “Dreamwarrior” is someone that chases 1 or multiple dreams?

 

James: I think we should have multiple dreams so I think we should fight to achieve any and all dreams.

 

Jess: What makes you chase your dreams and not give up?

 

James: I continue to go after my dreams for the people who believe in me and the people who have sacrificed in order to give me the opportunity to chase my dreams. The haters as well, do it to laugh at them.

 

Jess: ha.. yes people that want you to do “ good” but not better than them are the worst kind. Their true intention is wanting you at a certain level and just plateau and stay there always.

 

James: Real stuff

 

 Jess: Now, what have been a plateau or a challenge in your life that has affected you in a major way?

 

James: Dropping out of college I think is my biggest obstacle and regret. I have a 2 year degree and I am about a semester or 2 away from a 4 year degree in psychology. I was also in debt for a long time because of switching majors and schools.

 

Jess: I definitely can relate and know the feeling…

What sort of advice can you offer someone that had the same experience?

 

James: Follow their gut, get out of your own head. Get out of your way and never give up. Don’t let others’ lives or expectations influence your decisions or your process. I did a lot of flip flopping when I was younger as most people do. I was trying to fit in and be someone others wanted me to be, instead of just doing what I wanted.

 

Jess: What are some of your dreams and anyone you admire in the music industry?

 

James: Since I was a I always loved cars, so buying my first brand new car was a dream of mine that I’ve accomplished. Future dreams would be to work with people I admire such as Diddy and Wiz Khalifa. I also want to run my own record label one day.

 

Jess: Sounds awesome.. I wish you nothing but the best and can’t wait to say, yea I interviewed that guy lol. Thank you so much for taking your time out and answering my questions.

 

James: Thank you for having me.

 

Well there you have it guys, no dream too big or small, keep making plans and getting those dreams accomplished. Outline some reasonable goals and start checking them off one by one. Always can find us on the website Stereotypeco.com and the link in bio on my ig page @jessie5_world and @stereotypeco. Love you guys and feel free to email or dm me for any questions or ideas, thank you guys… Peace and love.

PraiseOne - My Brain EP Interview

Amanda Giordano

Why did you make this album?

Well for starters I made this EP to give everyone a taste of what goes through my brain from violence to pain to suicidal thoughts to life and tribulations that I have faced this EP has a Horrorcore/Shock Rap/Battle Rap sound but you do get songs on there like Bothered All The Time, Never Gonna Change, Mad World, F@#$ You All to vent on certain situations 

What inspired the title 'My Brain EP'?

I wanted the title to speak for its self back in 2015 my very first song that I recorded which is on this EP basically opened up the whole concept to take people into my brain and let them see what goes on inside of it because I always felt very misunderstood because I was always judged so I kind of wanted to fire it back 


If you could do remix to one song on the album and anyone as your guest feature, what song what it would be and who would you have on it?

It'd probably be the intro song to the EP Constantine I'd probably make it a whole posse cut remix and get a bunch of really dope rappers on it or get Eminem on the record because that song gets compared heavily to old school 1997/1999 Eminem so if he came with that sound based on how the song is it'd be perfect 


Who helped make this album what it is? Writers, Producers, Muses, Support System, Etc

I wrote every song acapella at first then I met my two older brothers Deverano & Don OD and they produced 8 out of the 10 songs the song Pessimist was produced by my bro Joe Joe Beats for those of you who don't know Joe Joe has produced 9 songs for Dave East and his song The Hated made it to the latest UFC game so shout out to him!!!!!! 

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What is your favorite track? Why?

My personal favorites are Constantine, Never Gonna Change & Where Is The Money Constantine gives you that old school horrorcore boom bap feel where I go in with 100 bars Never Gonna Change basically tells people to go $!#@ themselves that have judged me for my music, Where Is The Money is basically the banger of the EP which I wrote in a very dark time in my life 


What is your goal as an artist?

My goal is to be one of the greatest hip hop artists of all time I want to be that rapper that puts out such an undeniable album that it goes down in hip hop history as one of the best albums ever 


When did you know you wanted to make music?

I was introduced to hip hop in the 3rd grade and I started writing in the 5th grade to put myself in a little world to get away from all the tribulations at home I knew I wanted to keep doing it when I realized that I can put words together and say whatever I want rather it would piss the world off or not 

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What is your dream now that you just accomplished this dream?Have you ever been Stereotype'd? Tell us more

I haven't really accomplished any of my dreams fully yet but the past few years I have done a lot of things me and Don OD have gotten on the Underground Hustlin compilation mixtape that King Gordy and Bizarre (LARS) (Bizarre is also from D12) are hosting and our collaboration track 4MeNMinez Bizarre introduced it and shouted us both out also I was on IBattle and Beast Mode and I got on 3 ULUE cyphers not to mention the shows my team has been throwing for a whole year we have another one coming up October 13th at Mother Pugs Saloon 1371 forest Ave Staten Island New York and me and Don OD are opening up for Twiztid October 14th in Syracuse 

To tell you the truth no but I will say this I have been judged for my music with people saying it's not radio ready and it's not relatable and how it's too "negative" and how I shouldn't vent or spit punchlines but instead do turn up music because that's the popular trend and there were certain shows where people didn't really show interest into what I was saying because of the dark content it has 

Have you ever broke a Stereotype someone had of you? Tell us about it

When I was in high school I was always made fun of by everyone for rapping being called a chunky white kid that thinks he's Eminem I started battling and jumping into cyphers trying to earn the respect as an M.C and I guess as time progressed people have some what taken it more seriously but there is still controversy surrounding me due to the lyrical content of my music which I'm expecting more of when I drop this EP I have silenced a lot of people in battling but I feel like I haven't fully earned the respect yet

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