Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Twists And Turns Make It Known That You're On The Right Track

This is how it all goes down when you're in business for yourself.  There are a lot of folks who will come around just to see who you're and what you're about, but many are just along for the ride.  Many of you reading this may have already experienced this and are now on a steady course of SUCCESS.  In truth, we've been on that course and are ready to manifest what has been in our hearts….PASSION! You see, it takes passion about what you do in order to keep doing it even when the going is not so good.  We're on a path that many others have long since left and we're braving the storms of both our personal lives as well as our professional ones and through it all we're MAKING THINGS HAPPEN!

For over 25 years we've been at it.  The highs, lows, in-betweens and so on, but what makes it all possible is that we employ the resources that will help us mentally get through the rough times and understand that the successes we achieve are such because we made it happen.  If I could share one thing through this blog is DON'T GIVE UP! The message couldn't be any clearer.  For every knock or rock thrown there are great people who'll come to your aid and lift you during your low times.  Those are the people who'll make sure to pick you up, help you brush the dirt off your shoulder when you can't reach it and will even carry you when you're down and out.

Today marks a new day in the life of the QMediaNation Family because we've been pouring over the Social Media feed/pages; listening in on other shows; paying attention to what the audiences have to say as well as what they're not saying.  When advertisers and consumers stop supporting you financially that's saying a lot without opening their mouths.  By keeping their dollars in their pockets and going to others that's when you know you've got to move on to open new doors in your business or rebuild where you once were.  All in all it's something to take into consideration.  The business landscape changes all the time with innovation, technology, creativity and new ideas, but the one thing that we have to keep steady are our relationships.  So, if you're experiencing difficulty it may mean that you're growing.  If the difficulty is not helping you look at your business with a passion to gain some type of momentum that'll lead to success, then you're already on the decline.  GET UP, GET MOVING and GRAB AHOLD OF SUCCESS in your vision then in your everyday movements toward to eventual success you're looking to manifest.

Well my friends, I want to thank each and every one of you for being on this journey with me! We're no where near the end, but we're working on achieving even more and we want you to stay with us.  So, look for us to put together more shows, events, increase our visibility and remember WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKING TO BRING OTHERS WITH US!

Bye for now and SEE YOU AT THE TOP!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Been A Long Time Fam!

Ok, so while we were on hiatus from the Blog we were live with some of our other endeavors making sure to broaden our audience and scope.

We want to thank each and everyone of you who have given of your time, talent, service, dedication and great work in making QMedia stand as one of the beacons of light for alot of people in the Independent Entertainment Industry.  This of course, is not an easy feat, but we're making what we can happen for ourselves and alot of other people who would otherwise go unnoticed.  So, we're opening up the roster once again for...

INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS, MOVIE DIRECTORS, VIDEOGRAPHERS, VLOGGERS/BLOGGERS, MUSICIANS, ARTISTS (any genre) and MUCH MUCH MORE!

So, if you feel the "FIRE IN YOUR BELLY" like we do, then we want to keep doing what you do and sending it to us for exposure.  Currently we can be heard on: The QMediaNation Show .  We will also be reaching out in the coming days about a new media platform we want you to join us on.

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

LEGENDS IN THE MAKING and ALL HIP HOP HELL.com!

When we look at the industry and see ALL HIP HOP HELL, it was time for us to TAKE A STAND! So, we're now opening our show to those who will be the standard bearers for a new generation in Hip Hop specifically, but of course that does not leave out any of those in other genres.

 Living Legends such as Patti Labelle, McCoy Tyner, Chaka Khan, Charlie Wilson, James Taylor and so many others all have one thing in common....THEY STAYED TRUE TO THEMSELVES and TRUE TO THEIR ART!

So what if labels dropped them....so what if they went from stardom to obscurity and then back to stardom or near that again.  The point is that in music or in any form of entertainment the heart and soul of the artist who's delivering their talent to the people has to be at their BEST!  Their best means saying and doing exactly what they feel and not allowing anyone to encroach on their ability to grow and move beyond the thinking of labels, but to get to the fans what they love best.  Which opens another can of worms....Jay Z and LL Cool J.

Yet again we are at the crossroads of controversy in Art and Entertainment because of politics.  Need I remind us that as a fellow person in the industry and a citizen of a free Nation THERE ARE RULES.  Respect is the first one and what follows after that is a laundry list of do's and don'ts particularly being Black and in America.  First off, Jay Z did what was necessary to travel to Cuba! He saw a place, had a plan and took his family.  I don't know when's the last time politicians cared about what Black folks do anyway!  Oh yeah, I forgot....they actually do watch everything....Khalid Muhammad was talked about on the Senate floor; the new documentary, "Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners" tells of their direct spying; and let's not forget The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is still banned in places like Israel and the UK....So, what should that tell us? I'll let you think on that....

As for LL....what are you thinking bro? Only time will tell what this is about "Accidental Racist".  It's important to see that all that we, the fans and artists built in the early days of Hip Hop goes for nothing when we sit and say nothing or rather produce garbage just for money.  When we produce without believing that our art has an impact on the lives of those who listen then we do a grave disservice to those who really look to us to help shape today's current events.

I remember when HIP HOP was the sound of the streets talking.  We didn't have radio to help us or shows backed by corporate dollars.  What we had was each other.....Each one pulling the other up in the game.  Whether it was controversial or fun we still looked to polish our own act plus others in the game.  We were boro's against boro's , but we still had each other; we were city to city; shoulder to shoulder; back to back and then some.  There were B-Boys and B-Girls; MC's and DJ's who had nothing to lose, but everything to gain because we were the heart, soul, ears and voices that spoke into the pain of our loss in schools and homes across America.  We sought comfort in the mics, turntables, parties and dancing....when it was all said and done the handwriting was on the wall....

THE ENEMY WAS WATCHING ALL ALONG!

They saw an industry to take over and we just saw ourselves creating a way out of pain.  Whether financially, socially, psychologically or otherwise Hip Hop was a vehicle to take us places we never thought we'd go, but then we lost our souls in the process and claimed a victory that is now a nightmare.

Ok, ok, I know some of you are like, "DAMN! She's going at it", but when you love something or someone you work hard to save it.  Long hours whether you're broke or not because in the end you just might save it for the next generation.....Hip Hop We Love You and we want to preserve its authenticity for those who will come it take it higher....

So, to those who are in the industry that just see this as money....You and the money will soon depart from one another if your intentions are foul.  You can't create anything if your mind is destructive to the art because the fans will reject it sooner or later. 

To those on the destructive path you may have thought that you won, but the REAL FAM IS STANDING UP and TAKING NO SHORTS...you may have the studios on lock, but there's also social media; online radio; venues that won't book you and Oh! Those artists who you charge to get on the stage with you are going to start taking their business elsewhere.....So consider this an open call for REAL ARTISTS to be on the QMediaNation Show!

If you believe that you are a LEGEND IN THE MAKING this is what we need from you.....REAL MUSIC that is not about your sex organs, how many people whom you believe or have killed (except on the mic), Raw Talent that's also out there gaining attention and fans; YOU ACTUALLY SELL MUSIC and not just a Datpiff.com artist (still got love for you, but we want to see that you're making it beyond Datpiff); You can come on the show and tell what you're doing in your community to uplift and build and of course.....IF YOU REALLY HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY TO THE PEOPLE!

Aight I'm outta here.....Peace

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