Lucky Johnson had a great year within his filming career. Being featured in three big screen movies this year, he continues to break barriers in the film industry and the city of New Orleans. Now you can currently see him in theaters in “Queen and Slim” “Semper Fi” and “Black and Blue”. Lucky learned the fundamentals of acting at the age of eleven. Wearing several hats as a director and an actor, he began with his first movie “Block Party” to his first breakthrough movie “Contraband”. Lucky shares how the growth from his beginnings until now becomes a blessing.
Lucky Johnson has been in several movies such as:
Queen and Slim
Black and Blue
Carter & June
Preacher, and many more
He ventured into his own business, The Lucky Johnson Production and Studio. It provides acting classes, theatre, community center, several activities for the youth and homeless. Lucky also also individuals to volunteer at his studio in exchange of acting classes. This drives the youth and people inspired, to work with him even more. Being an entertainer most of his life gave him the idea to share with others who want to work in film. There is opportunity and motivation shared throughout his city with the work he commits to.
As an entrepreneur, Lucky Johnson inspires others to keep consistent and stay positive throughout their journey and success in film:
“Stay true to yourself, go to acting class, be authentic, and work in your purpose.”
New Orleans has been known for its music, food, and its culture for many years. Fashion has also become a major gateway for the locals to express themselves. The Loyalty Club has surfaced and now making its way worldwide. From Pro football players to your local talents, they have established a brand that speaks for itself. Blizzy and Jarroid are the owners of The Loyalty Club. With mutual friends throughout their childhood, they became acquainted. They then became business partners where a dynasty was created. The Loyalty Club started in 2015. Located Uptown on Fulton Street of New Orleans, it reflects their brand and lifestyle.
Not only is The Loyalty Club about clothing, it’s about the culture. They cater to music as well. They have a record label called The Loyalty Club Sound. They have artists where they broadcast talents and style. They also tapped into Real Estate, showing how young entrepreneurs can thrive in the city. Blizzy states “We going to be the biggest in the game.”
Club Ties which is their docu-series hosted by Matt Fresh shines light on entrepreneurs and creative people in New Orleans. They are sharing the vibes for the world to see. You can check out the first season on YouTube. There are appearances by G4, Maxx P, B Fresh, and Greg Monroe, former NBA basketball player of the Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks , Raptors, and more.
The New Orleans culture influenced their brand in a major way. They are here in the city showing how you don’t have to leave to share its culture of the city. They received a partnership with New Era, creating a line of hats that reflects their brand. The owners share how support comes a long way. They give back to community back sharing their entrepreneurial process with high school and college students. They share how you can become your own boss with education. They give creatives the opportunity to show their craft. Being open minded to young individuals and sharing their thoughts keeps everyone coming over to their shop.
There clothing has a fresh, cut look where individuals can express themselves through their clothes. The goal is to keep ownership. Some may become big and forget where they may come from. Keeping the light shined on the influencers is second nature for Blizzy and Jarroid.
Be sure to check out their dope clothing line and music they bring upfront to the world:
Audiology is the science of hearing, balance, and related disorders. Dr. Lana Joseph Ford is an Audiologist from New Orleans who help others with impairments dealing with hearing and speech. She is also the owner of Higher Level Hearing. She created her business to assist with children and adults with these concerns.
Her inspiration comes from childhood memories of being bullied as a child because of her own speech impairments. She suffered for nearly eight years with this disorder. It took only three months of speech services in schools to become completely healed. She stresses early intervention for the young. With her experience with these disorders, it helped her turn this into a business.
She services with hearing aids, tests, evaluations, and rehabilitation. She works with several audio engineers for musicians. She assist with long term hearing issues by consulting with hearing aids and devices.
Doctor Lana has been featured in Forbes, discussing her attributes as an audiologist. She speaks about getting an annual checkup with any hearing issues. She assist with professional services for lawyers and doctors. As far as speech issues, she gives advice to read aloud in the mirror and practice speaking.
An in the ear device helps pump sound and works as a speaker to help with performances on stage. It helps with song quality and artists hear more clear. This becomes very important while in concert. She becomes Drake’s Audiologist and shares how she loved working with the OVO team. She states how it was a great experience and how he became a patient instantly! Working with Drake becomes a highlight of her career. Being able to assist celebrities with their audio performance was a pleasure.
Dr. Lana shares how entrepreneurship and your education equals to financial freedom. She cares to help with sharing her process as a successful Audiologist. She helps with the community by providing services throughout schools, donations, community health fairs, holiday parties and more. Her next goal is to provide a scholarship program. Be sure to follow this beautiful spirited woman by connecting through her social media outlets and more.
A fitness trainer is someone who leads, instructs, and motivates individuals or groups in exercise activities, including strength training, and stretching. They work with people of all ages and skill levels. The creator of “Earn That Body” Moe Flippen and his beautiful wife, Britt Flippen has dominated the fitness game in New Orleans for a minute now. They helped so many to become the best they can be!
Before sitting with Moe, we received a tour of his new location in the seventh ward which includes a fit child care, full juice bar, vegan food truck, full wax salon, nail tech, and even a therapist. This is all on site, which allows clients to have confidence and the assistance during their workouts. This becomes the one stop shop for anyone needing these services.
Mor Flippen shares with us how the culture of New Orleans inspired him to become a fitness trainer. It is hard to stay fit in an environment where there is always great food and drinks. This brings balance into the culture of its own. He shares the different processes to become more fit and also how his clients keep themselves motivated during their life changing experience. Listen to his entire interview below and become familiar with entrepreneur Moe Flippen.
Many entrepreneurs have an interesting perspective on what it takes to strive to being the best you can be. At the age of sixteen, Tru Baughber, owner of Tru Barber, began his journey as a barber. Dropping out of school in the 9th grade helped create a pathway to find something he loved to do. Tru is an individual that has a unique style and a connection with his clients. Tru is now located downtown of New Orleans. He believe meeting people personally is the best form of promoting his shop. Social media is a good source for marketing but Tru is a hands on guy.
Tru Baughber has a great talent cutting hair which attracted celebrities to his shop. He has worked with NBA Youngboy, Saints football player Vonn Bell, Eric Gordon, The Pelicans Jrue Holiday, and more.
Tru contributes to his community by supplying free haircuts to the homeless. His main goals are to help give to those in need and assist the children as well. He has a passion to continue his mission to make the community a better place.
What inspires Tru the most is watching his clients smile as they leave his shop. He also explains how at times a customer may dislike his service. “It’s apart of having a business” he states. He share advice to others to wake up everyday and go get it. Do not let others manipulate your choices. Nothing comes to a person who sleep. As an entrepreneur in New Orleans, he brings awareness to working and and giving back. This generates good karma that everyone should show gratitude for.
Team work always make the dream work with latest rap trio “Them”. “Them” are artists are under TMB Reloaded Record Label. The artists consist of Shaddy, Simba, and Kane. The 9th Ward artists has left a mark in their city New Orleans. Their latest projects “Birthday” and “Flood The Streets” match its anticipation from their fans. We linked up at Rare Form Studios and got a chance to talk with “Them”:
When did you start creating music? I recently became more serious this year than I ever did.
Who help inspire you within music? Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, J Cole, Andre3000
Why did you start to do music? Coming to the studio watching my dudes record made me want to be apart of it. I wanted to get the experience.
Explain your creative process, what’s an average day in the studio for you. I need my team with me. I vibe from my team’s energy. I mostly write my music ad freestyle at times.
Is there a hidden meaning in any of your music? The struggle. I didn’t have shit at a point of time. I speak for those people.
What inspired you with the music. At first it was fun and games but now I’m serious. The struggle really inspired me. I went through a lot trying to do something right and moved to the next level.
Who help inspire you within music? Jay-Z and Future
Explain your writing process as an artist. Smoke me a Gar, run a few beats, feel the vibes, and zone out.
How do you describes your music? Original, Authenticity, Work Ethnic, and My Craft is A-1
Do you feel like artists in your city will support one another? The city is actually broken up,everyone doesn’t know everyone. There is a disconnect within uptown and downtown.
Do you feel like you have to move out of your city to reach a certain milestone in your music career? Everybody be cocky, you have to move around. Come and swing through the city and show love. Connect with the people. But there is much more to the world. You have a changed mindset when you leave. You have to think far ahead.
What inspired your music? I actually wanted to become a singer when I was young. I couldn’t sing though.
When did you start rapping? 4th Grade
Who inspire your craft? R&B artists inspire my craft and melodies.
Have you collaborated with any other artists? No, but I would like to collaborate with local and out of town artists.
How well do you take constructive criticism? I take it as I come. It may stick in the back of my mind but I respect it.
Do you feel like you have to move out of your city to reach a certain milestone in your music career? You don’t have to leave but can be a good idea. You can stay where you want to. There is a lot of hate and jealousy which makes it hard sometime.
We are loving the vibes from Houston’s female lyricist Pee Supreme. Her latest project “Ready” has set the tone even more within the female rap scenes. Now she has a new video for “I am The Bag” for the fans to see. We advise for everyone to keep up with the artist as she rise within the stars!
“I am The Bag” is an anthem for the ladies to sing and the guys to rock to. The visual sets the tone with fun and pure sexiness. This young lady doesn’t match that voice of hers! She demand your ears to become in sync bar for bar! Once you check the video out, you will understand what we meant by that!
Video director Thraxx The Shooter depicts the artists’ persona, capturing her having a great time. PeeSupreme had scenes from the pool, where her guests are entertained! They went from a back yard boogie to a scene at a beauty parlor with her ladies, all showing the world how to become “The Bag”! There were appearances by DJ SleepyBeatz, DJ Shawny, SEB Hollywood, OG Ron C, DJ Monsta, Pro Boxer Marquis Taylor, J Xavier, and more. Click below for the exclusive view of Pee Supreme’s new video!
It is always great to recognize inspiring women entrepreneurs. We had a chat with Radio Personality Amanda Sapp and would love to share with readers. Her work and drives becomes motivation for anyone who may follow her milestones. She always have the best intentions in sharing her clients and guests with the world! Get to know her better with us!
Where are you originally from? Iowa, Louisiana
What is your zodiac sign? Scorpio
How long have you been in the entertainment business? Since 2014
As a woman entrepreneur, what inspired you the most? My parents inspired me. My mother is a self employed seamstress that has been in business for 15 years. My dad was an instrument electrician for Citgo Petroleum Plant for 35 years. Their zeal to want more for myself and my 4 siblings is what encourages me to want to do the same for my children and my business.
What are the pros and cons of being a woman entrepreneur?Cons of being a woman entrepreneur is their not being enough of us. Once we as a minority realize there is power in numbers, we could become unstoppable!
Pros of being a woman entrepreneur is being a BLACK woman entrepreneur. There are barriers in my field that I’m aiming to knock down, and I’m doing that one interview at a time. Here recently I became the first and youngest black female to headline a morning show with an all Male cast on an FM terrestrial dial. I take pride in that accomplishment. I’m proud to be the Assistant Station Manager at The New Amazing 102.5 FM. I’m being the change I want to see.
How do you feel about women’s rights involved in the entertainment industry? Women’s rights in the entertainment industry is now a topic of discussion; that’s a start. Women are getting paid less and in some cases are working just as hard, if not harder than our male counterparts. According to a 2015 study by the American Association of University Women, The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap in 2013, women were paid 78% of what men were paid. On average, Black women in the U.S. are paid 39% less than white men and 21% less than white women. We have to talk about what’s happening with women in the entertainment industry. The future is female. Knowing that, we’ve got to make sure we are continuing the fight against unfair practices towards women, more specifically the gender pay gap between women and African american women and our male counterparts.
Tell us about the show “Getting To Know You”? “Getting To Know You” TV Show is a broadcast that airs every other Friday night LIVE at 8 pm. Myself and Theo Gervais are the hosts. We bring fiery opinions on trending topics, health, beauty, entertainment and more!
What advice can you give to someone pursuing a career in public relations and entertainment? Educate yourself. If a college education isn’t in the cards for you; YouTube University is available 24 hours a day and it’s free to utilize. The world wide web is created for you to ask questions and get answers. Challenge yourself to carve out dedicated time specifically to hone your craft. Take yourself just as seriously as you want others to. Stay consistent. Once you’ve found your niche’, stick to learning more about that and create realistic plans and goals to help you execute properly. Take every failure as a lesson, and every attempt as a success. Write the vision…make it plain…execute…and prepare for your bright future ahead.
Catch “The Morning Grind” Monday-Friday from 7AM-10AM CST on The New Amazing 102.5 FM. If you cant hear us where you are; download our app by searching through your google play store, or your apple store KMAZ Amazing 102.5 FM. We are your #DoGoodThroughGood Station.
New music has been released from New Orleans veteran OG Boobie Black. This become his first project titled “Boobie Boyz”. If you have listened to his series of “The Boobie Trapp” then prepare for more heat from the artist. The mixtape is hosted by BWA Ron which brings a different vibe the fans look forward to. The intro “Ox On The Line” shares a phone conversation prior to BWA Ox’s release from prison. The flow of the mixtape continues with street lyrics and hard production.
“Boobie Boyz” consist of 20 tracks with several appearances from dope artists. The album has a host of various artists such as Blac Youngsta, Almighty Dollar, Pitt X, Yung LB, Woop, RG Shyne, Bezz Believe, Yung Mazi, Tokey Heffner, and more. What is so unique is that each appearance grace the project with different styles and flows that relates to the streets. We look forward to hearing more from the OG.
You can view the tracklist and listen to the mixtape below.
The new Gucci Mane interview has surfaced the internet. With his new album dropping “Wopster2” and latest collaboration with Gucci, this interview allows fans to indulge into his life. On October 17th, Gucci Mane sit down with Charlamagne Tha God. This also becomes Gucci’s 101 project out today. What a true blessing and hard work!
Gucci speaks with Charlamagne about his marriage with Keyshia Ka’Oir. His marriage became the pivotal change of his life after prison. His wife played a key factor in his turnaround. Gucci Mane lost trust with many close to him. He trusted his wife and states how he needed her. Their marriage helped Gucci mature as a men and a husband.
Charlamagne asks him about a few artists that were signed to him. He explains how he released Young Thug and Ralo because he could not do anything more for them. He states how he introduced The Migos to Coach K and QC. He explains how everything was fair and he look at his artists as his friends. He also talks about his relationship with Kodak Black. Kodak payed homage to Gucci by getting a feature from him when he first came home. He expressed how their friendship grows and their talks about growth.
Gucci has always had an eye for artists. As long as we have known him, anyone he co-signed became a star. From Young Thug, Peewee Longway, Future, Migos, and Young Dolph, we know them from Gucci Mane. His list of producers are also platinum from Zaytoven, Honorable C Note, 808 Mafia, Dun Deal, and more.
Overall the interview was enlightening and refreshing. The fact to hear Gucci explanation his faults and understand his influence to the world was meaningful. He shares how he had to apologize several times to his friends. He has matured into a better man. Charlamagne also shows his maturity in the interview. Meaning he did a great job with Gucci, alone. It may spark some rings that Charlamagne did this interview without the rest of the Breakfast Club. Gucci has a little beef with Angela Yee. Of course he addressed their beef but we advise you to watch the interview for yourself!